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How I spent the blizzard
Snow really sucks in the_boke. We're a little 1.3 square mile city that was an island. We've got beautiful tight little roads, plenty of people, tons of commuters who park here, and nowhere to put the fucking snow. Had to borrow my landlord's shovel when he wasn't looking in order to free my car, then got stuck behind some asshole in a luxury car who left his car blocking me in while he went to do something. Said asshole had to clean off the snow I got on his car before leaving when he finally fucking returned, then spun his tires in the slush for a while trying to get out. I laughed at his rear wheel drive plight, then easily loped my way out soon after.

Parking tonight will be a major bitch and a half, I can tell. I need to pick up a shovel today.

Spent my weekend holed up with jenniever in our apartments. We had a lovely lunch at Rue de Jardin, and managed to return home as the snow started to fall. We read, played video games, and watched all my little TiVo had to offer. I trekked out to get 7 Star Saturday night, and enjoyed the beauty of Hoboken in the snow. Sunday we continued to bum around, I came close to beating Mech Assault 2, while she raised babies and built houses in Sims 2. She cooked me a chicken curry dinner, I lifted with petemagyar, and we went to bed.

For those reading in the area that got hit by the snow, how did you spend your weekend?

Feeling: thirsty thirsty
Listening to: Pink Floyd, Brain Damage and Windows XP theme

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idunn From: idunn Date: January 24th, 2005 05:02 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Babysitting and rubbing elbows with relatives right before the storm hit. Then reading and watching movies. I think I'm Amadeus-ed out.
idunn From: idunn Date: January 24th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Oh, and playing catch-up with high school people I haven't conversed with in four years, if you can believe it.

My whole life lately seems to involve healing the past.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I've been through stages like that.

My party had some of that, in fact.
idunn From: idunn Date: January 24th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Wow, Russ.

Wow.

I've had relationships with people that were so toxic and drove me insane, but now I'm actually really thankful for what they put me through. Their crap forced me to face my own crap, and I learned what I will and won't accept. In a sense, going through hell really capapaulted me straight up to heaven, cliches aside.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 25th, 2005 04:40 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Maybe that explains why so many of my high school girlfriends/lovers/whatever ended up married or at least in happy LTRs after me...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 06:42 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
It seems that everyone spent the time watching movies and/or reading.

Watched Clerks, Bottle Rocket, lots of Metal Mania and Iron Chef, and other random things.
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: January 24th, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
And we had record highs in Denver, with temperatures almost in the 70's. It was too warm to snowboard...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

:-Þ

You could have snowboarded back East.

jenniever was upset that she didn't have her gear with her and ready, as she would have loved to spent the weekend skiing like her mother did.
cessna182 From: cessna182 Date: January 24th, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: :-Þ

Ya know, if you need a break from the weather, we'd love to have you visit. FCF is planning a big party in two weeks...
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: :-Þ

I'd love to go out there. petemagyar's talking about going out to his brother's place in late February. That's the older brother who works at Black Mesa (how cool is that?), lives in Santa Fe, and also plans on moving back East to start a family with his wife.

I just don't know if I can afford to do a brothers trip and a graye trip, and I've been wanting to do the graye trip for years and told jenniever I would do it.

Though petemagyar's been out to Santa Fe a couple times a year, so I might be able to convince him to go out again...

Decisions, decisions.
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: January 24th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
saturday, I practiced my mad cross-country skiing skills. Spent most of yesterday shovelling out all the exits to the building, shovelling snow out of the aviary, and removing snow from the nature house porch, then waited around for the plow to show up and clear our roads out so I can dig my car out of the snow.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

That's one nice thing about living in Hoboken...

The only shoveling I did was for my car or voluntary.
mineral2 From: mineral2 Date: January 24th, 2005 07:28 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That's one nice thing about living in Hoboken...

one of the downsides to living in the woods is all the shoveling that must be done. On the bright side, it was a much needed cardiovascular workout.

yeah, I haven't actually gotten to my car yet. I think I'll head out now to do that.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Good luck

I, having upped my biceps last night, was not in the mood to shovel this morning.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: January 24th, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Snowed in at R's, watching DVD's (Hero, The Village, The Revenger's Tragedy), drinking, and playing Onimusha 3. On Sunday, we went for about a 2 mile hike. Good times!
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

That sounds awesome!

What did you think of Hero? Sorry I missed you guys Friday night.

It's amusing to me that you still refer to her as R instead of by her LJ username.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: January 24th, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

Hero was good. I liked House of Flying Daggers better (less obnoxious Wire Fu), but Hero was still very well done. Revenger's Tragedy should be seen, immediately, by anyone who considers themselves to be a fan of classic drama in a Clockwork Orange-sque setting.

As for R, I don't know why I still refer to her that way. Our LJ's have been separate entities, and I've kept it that way despite overlapping friends. I guess I could refer to her by her LJ name, but I don't want everyone on my friend's list to add her out of compulsion (it happens!)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 24th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

jenniever and I caught most of Hero for free illegally in the theater before I think Garden State. Beautiful visuals.

I've noticed before that you haven't even friended wassailler, which I find amusing. I know of a few relationships besides my own where at least one party has a ``significant other only'' custom friends group, meanwhile you two don't even have each other friended.

I've seen the ``obligatory friending'' phenom a few times in a couple online circles of friends. A few of my friends friended jenniever after we started dating, but that was mostly after they met her in person, which meant that they could have done it out of interest instead of feeling obliged to friend. Hell, very few of my LJ friends have friended my brother or my mother.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: January 24th, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

I don't know why we keep our lists so divided. I think a lot of it is inertia... we didn't from the get-go (she hated the LJ concept when she met me), and now we're both along in our blogging, so why change it?

What's even more ridiculous is that we have an unspoken agreement to grant rights to the other on almost every post, so there's really no "hidden vent" kind of posts. It's entirely possible she has another anonymous LJ filled with anti-angryjonny rants, but I doubt it.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 25th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

No, she just has her rants where she talks about how great the Xbox is and how eight bit systems suck. :-)

See, but she can't grant you rights to her posts, because she doesn't have you listed as a friend. *shrug*

I just find it amusing, ignore me.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: January 25th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

See, but she can't grant you rights to her posts, because she doesn't have you listed as a friend.

we've found a workaround to this. It violates the Techie Prime Directive. I realize the idiocy involved in this action, and will say no more on this matter ;-)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 25th, 2005 04:39 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

Hmmm... she could be using a client that also posts to a second journal. You could be spookycookie. You could have her password. Hmmmm.

I'm suspecting the latter.

Man, that's such a violation. You're lucky Paul isn't reading this.
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: January 25th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: That sounds awesome!

Friend speaks my mind.

And I am no spookycookie. That sounds way too much like goth poon to be an effective LJ name.
metallian From: metallian Date: January 25th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Turkey dinner, The Two Towers, World of Warcraft, comic books, and lots of shovelling. Pretty good, except for the shovelling.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: January 25th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC) (Hard link)
That sounds like an awesome weekend. Good times, my man, good times.

I see your better half joined us on LJ!
metallian From: metallian Date: January 25th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC) (Hard link)
It was a pretty good weekend, though my back is mad at me for shovelling. (Or is it "shoveling?")

And yes, she's mentioned possibly getting an LJ account just to respond to other people for a while now. I figured her attention-grabbing Nerd Test score would be a good prompt for her to finally do it.
mrsmetallian From: mrsmetallian Date: January 25th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
And yes, she's mentioned possibly getting an LJ account just to respond to other people for a while now.

I thought YOU were the one who did the mentioning...

Good to be here.
metallian From: metallian Date: January 26th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC) (Hard link)
The way I remember it, you initially mentioned it once and then I constantly nagged you about it forever after. :)
quillter From: quillter Date: January 28th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Your paternal grandmother lived in a cold spot in northern Wisconsin. (They were buying a lot in Florida, which I ended up with, and sold recently for a couple thousand. Decided cold was OK if they didn't have to go to work in the morning.)

When the snow got too much to stack, even in their comparatively open countryside, (Cable, Wis, population was 264, IIRC), they loaded it onto freight cars heading south.

You might suggest that to the town government.
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