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Re: things that suck...

Post by PenforPrez » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:00 am

Going to the dentist. If you hear anguished screaming coming from the general direction of Maplewood this afternoon, that will be me. :cry:

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Post by dividebyzero » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:36 am

PenforPrez wrote:Going to the dentist. If you hear anguished screaming coming from the general direction of Maplewood this afternoon, that will be me. :cry:
Well, strictly speaking, at least it should be better than the possible [eventual] outcome if you don't go (at least that's the hope.)

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:06 pm

dividebyzero wrote:
PenforPrez wrote:Going to the dentist. If you hear anguished screaming coming from the general direction of Maplewood this afternoon, that will be me. :cry:
Well, strictly speaking, at least it should be better than the possible [eventual] outcome if you don't go (at least that's the hope.)
That's exactly it. I have gum disease, so it'll be a lot worse if I don't go. :(

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Re: things that suck...

Post by scphilli » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:54 am

your bf's dad dying on the 13th annivesary of your bf's bro dying.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:51 am

best friend and not boyfriend? Either way, that really sucks :(

Planning to print out all the calc hw that's due today, only to realize Goodrich didn't put the last two worksheets on the site yet. Now I have to see if I still have those... >_>

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Post by scphilli » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:21 pm

ZhangC1459 wrote:best friend and not boyfriend? Either way, that really sucks :(

Planning to print out all the calc hw that's due today, only to realize Goodrich didn't put the last two worksheets on the site yet. Now I have to see if I still have those... >_>
Latter.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun May 02, 2010 8:18 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:On my way to St. Louis on Friday I wasn't paying attention to the changing intensity scattered showers we had in KC Friday morning... the showers quickly stopped, I didn't turn down my (two week old) wipers fast enough and the friction caused one to break and fly off! I had to make a detour in Independence to get another wiper blade!
Trico Flex wiper blades. The passenger side one broke off today. Absolute biggest waste of money ever. They do work great when the windshield is soaked but the plastic is apparently so fragile that with any friction it's only a matter of time before it wears out and snaps. Given my experience the drivers' side replacement I bought in Independence would probably break within a couple of months so I replaced both with a better brand that I know works. Thought I could get away with paying a little less... turns out I ended up paying twice as much!

(Oddly, Advance Auto's website lists that particular wiper as not fitting my car... it's a 24 inch wiper blade that snapped onto the wiper arms effortlessly, how does it not fit? Unless they know it is a piece of crap on certain models... I do seem to remember when I first bought them not seeing that one on the list given by the in store lookup device but the cashier said it would fit... hmm.... oh well, still won't buy Trico again!)

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Post by PenforPrez » Mon May 03, 2010 2:10 pm

Leaving my wallet at home today when I planned to pay bills after work. :(

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Mon May 10, 2010 7:45 pm

Mr. Luce having a stroke today during my 6th hour AP World History Class. :( He is doing well though..

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Mon May 10, 2010 8:34 pm

ChippytheSavage wrote:Mr. Luce having a stroke today during my 6th hour AP World History Class. :( He is doing well though..

I must confess I saw Luce and thought Bill Luce. >_>

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Post by octo » Tue May 11, 2010 6:06 am

ZhangC1459 wrote:
ChippytheSavage wrote:Mr. Luce having a stroke today during my 6th hour AP World History Class. :( He is doing well though..

I must confess I saw Luce and thought Bill Luce. >_>
I thought the same thing; worse, I couldn't remember who this Bill Luce character was. :/

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue May 11, 2010 2:26 pm

ChippytheSavage wrote:Mr. Luce having a stroke today during my 6th hour AP World History Class. :( He is doing well though..
Oh my God! I hope Bill's OK.

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Tue May 11, 2010 3:33 pm

He is. He called Mrs. Ross and was complaining that the hospital wouldn't let him leave. :D I'm asuming he's ok.

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Post by Charbroil » Tue May 11, 2010 5:54 pm

Is Bill Luce still teaching at Savannah? I thought he retired some time ago.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue May 11, 2010 7:27 pm

Charbroil wrote:Is Bill Luce still teaching at Savannah? I thought he retired some time ago.
I think he still teaches part-time; Austin would know better than me.

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Post by PenforPrez » Tue May 11, 2010 7:29 pm

ChippytheSavage wrote:He is. He called Mrs. Ross and was complaining that the hospital wouldn't let him leave. :D I'm asuming he's ok.
Yeah, that sounds like Bill. lol

If you get the chance to see him, please let him know that we're all thinking about him and we hope he gets better very soon. :) Thanks!

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Tue May 11, 2010 8:06 pm

He still teaches part-time. In our 7 hour day, he teaches 4th-7th hours (I believe). I will tell him that when he returns to school Paul. :)

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:29 pm

oh, it WAS Bill Luce? O.o

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Post by scphilli » Wed May 12, 2010 1:41 pm

So evidently Paul's at the hospital now and may need an appendectomy.

Let's hope this is not one of those rule of 3's deals, ok folks?:)

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Wed May 12, 2010 1:54 pm

scphilli wrote:So evidently Paul's at the hospital now and may need an appendectomy.

Let's hope this is not one of those rule of 3's deals, ok folks?:)
I dunno, there's blood turning up in my urine.

jk.

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Post by socalcaptain » Wed May 12, 2010 2:17 pm

Get well, everybody! No more sickness, illness, injuries, or emergencies!

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Post by Machina » Wed May 12, 2010 2:38 pm

Ahhh!! I just saw Paul on Monday!! :( Feel better!!

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Post by scphilli » Wed May 12, 2010 6:30 pm

Yeah, they're definitely doing the appendectomy tonight. He should be out in the next couple days.

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Post by Keith Moon » Wed May 12, 2010 7:07 pm

GET BETTER PAUL!!! SCRIBBLENAUGHTS COMMANDS IT :shock:

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Post by PenforPrez » Sun May 16, 2010 10:07 pm

Howdy folks; just checking in. I'm fine. The operation went well and I spent the rest of the week and weekend in Cuba at my parents house. Emergency appendectomies definitely suck; I don't recommend them for a long weekend. I'm doing a lot better; I'm back to work tomorrow and I did conduct some quizbowl business this weekend. Some of our friends called and texted to check on me and I really appreciated it. :) I'll be recovering more gradually over the next couple of weeks, so please don't ask me to lift anything heavy. Doctors orders! :wink:

Chris--Your comment made me laugh so hard that it hurt. Problem is, with an incision wound in my belly button, any laughter hurts! :P

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Post by Keith Moon » Sun May 16, 2010 11:14 pm

SCRIBBLENAUGHTS HAS COME THROUGH YET AGAIN!!!!!

Must be cause I bought the game (and man its addicting, especially nukes)

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Mon May 17, 2010 3:49 pm

Luce came back to school today... the Quiz Bowl world is well once again.

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Post by PenforPrez » Mon May 17, 2010 4:03 pm

ChippytheSavage wrote:Luce came back to school today... the Quiz Bowl world is well once again.
That was fast. Was it a stroke or not quite?

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Mon May 17, 2010 6:33 pm

He described them as "stroke like symptoms." Apparently he figured out he has a condition where his aortic valves will randomly pump faster than his ventricles. That causes blood to pool and clot, causing "stoke like symptoms" or real strokes.

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Post by dividebyzero » Mon May 17, 2010 8:43 pm

Keith Moon wrote:SCRIBBLENAUGHTS HAS COME THROUGH YET AGAIN!!!!!

Must be cause I bought the game (and man its addicting, especially nukes)
Love how you bought the game, yet still can't spell the name :p



(Just messing with you, no hard feelings)

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Post by Keith Moon » Tue May 18, 2010 7:50 am

dividebyzero wrote:
Keith Moon wrote:SCRIBBLENAUGHTS HAS COME THROUGH YET AGAIN!!!!!

Must be cause I bought the game (and man its addicting, especially nukes)
Love how you bought the game, yet still can't spell the name :p



(Just messing with you, no hard feelings)
Since when has spelling (or pronouncing) been my strong point :lol: thats lirons job.

Speaking of which, we may have an issue about the pre nats. Stupid tennis

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:59 pm

ChippytheSavage wrote:He described them as "stroke like symptoms." Apparently he figured out he has a condition where his aortic valves will randomly pump faster than his ventricles. That causes blood to pool and clot, causing "stoke like symptoms" or real strokes.
Valves don't pump, that made no sense lol.

Anyways, that aside, I'm glad i could make you laugh, Paul.

*whisper* I wasn't joking

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue May 18, 2010 5:29 pm

Forgetting to use a coupon, especially after thinking "don't forget to use the $2 off coupon that's in your wallet!" just a few minutes before. At least this time it doesn't expire until Monday so I still have a chance to go back and use it.

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Post by dividebyzero » Tue May 18, 2010 6:04 pm

ZhangC1459 wrote:
ChippytheSavage wrote:He described them as "stroke like symptoms." Apparently he figured out he has a condition where his aortic valves will randomly pump faster than his ventricles. That causes blood to pool and clot, causing "stoke like symptoms" or real strokes.
Valves don't pump, that made no sense lol.
Well, arteries do pump, the just don't have valves. Probably some confusion somewhere along the lines.

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Post by ChippytheSavage » Tue May 18, 2010 8:04 pm

I think atriums and ventricles were what I was looking for, but anyways, you got the point.

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Post by dividebyzero » Tue May 18, 2010 8:29 pm

Yeah, sorry about that. We just have a tendency to do that kind of thing :)

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue May 18, 2010 10:27 pm

dividebyzero wrote:Yeah, sorry about that. We Chris just have has a tendency to do that kind of thing :)
Fix'd. It's because of the anatomy class.

But yes...

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu May 27, 2010 8:41 pm

The greatest sporting event to ever visit outstate Missouri being used (as I predicted when it started three years ago) as a political football. Now the thing's almost out of air, thank you very much Department of Tourism.

Looks like Nixon's not going to get re-elected in 2012 unless Walmart, Garmin or InBev ponies up $1 million.

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Post by PenforPrez » Thu May 27, 2010 8:49 pm

L-Town Expatriate wrote:Looks like Nixon's not going to get re-elected in 2012 unless Walmart, Garmin or InBev ponies up $1 million.
Who would beat him? His numbers are still good.

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Post by DeckardCain » Thu May 27, 2010 9:57 pm

Yeah, while I hate to see the Tour of Missouri go as much as anyone, if Nixon somehow doesn't get re-elected in 2012, this won't be the reason why.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Thu May 27, 2010 9:59 pm

Wait, wha?

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Post by L-Town Expatriate » Fri May 28, 2010 2:28 pm

PenforPrez wrote:
L-Town Expatriate wrote:Looks like Nixon's not going to get re-elected in 2012 unless Walmart, Garmin or InBev ponies up $1 million.
Who would beat him? His numbers are still good.
That's what people said about Mike Bennett and Arlen Specter six months ago.

Granted, Missouri cycling enthusiasts, Pennsylvania Democrats, and Tea Party fanatics are three practically different breeds of people.

(Jeff, the buttons are too freakin' small and I wound up messaging this directly to Paul first! Get some bigger buttons!)

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:25 pm

New laptop charger = 99.99.

GAAHHHHH

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Post by dividebyzero » Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:46 pm

ZhangC1459 wrote:New laptop charger = 99.99.

GAAHHHHH
What happened to the old one?

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Post by dividebyzero » Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:58 am

Not really a Tigers fan, but this

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Post by socalcaptain » Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:10 pm

There's a tornado warning KMIZ's viewing area. KMIZ is the local ABC affiliate. Which means they're broadcasting the spelling bee. Except not, because there's a STUPID TORNADO WARNING!!!!

I mean, I understand that it's necessary for safety and all...but still...very annoying!

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Post by mujason » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:53 pm

You sound like me during the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions a few years ago. At least the Bee will probably be on ABC.com or ESPN.com so you can watch later, assuming your internet is fast enough.

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Post by ZhangC1459 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:53 am

Also, Youtube.

What sucks is not being able to sleep... at least it's summer

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Post by Charlie Dees » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:57 am

ZhangC1459 wrote:What sucks is not being able to sleep... at least it's summer
You can always study for college quizbowl.

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Post by octo » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:11 pm

socalcaptain wrote:There's a tornado warning KMIZ's viewing area. KMIZ is the local ABC affiliate. Which means they're broadcasting the spelling bee. Except not, because there's a STUPID TORNADO WARNING!!!!

I mean, I understand that it's necessary for safety and all...but still...very annoying!
I raged at this as well. I found it kinda funny that they were mentioning Shelbina, though.

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