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morphsci    2,206
I am sorry - that is certainly no fun! Good luck! Will you find out in May/June of 2011 or 2012?

Should find out by May 2011.

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Dreadhead    3,110
I am sorry - that is certainly no fun! Good luck! Will you find out in May/June of 2011 or 2012?

x2 on the good luck

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Knuckledragger    1,086

I woke up today at 7:45AM ...after going to bed at 11:30AM yesterday. (I was awake for about an hour in between.) I had just a wee bit of a sleep deficit after the holidays. Yesterday I DJ'd the afterparty from ~7AM-10AM, starting at ~60BPM and working my way up to a breakneck 110BPM. Uncharacteristically, I drank little bit while I was out. An old friend of mine surprised me with a bottle of Laphroaig 10.

Today I've been idly cleaning the house, making a tertiary backup of all my non-music, non-photo data, and working on a giant pot of chili (now in its 6th hour of cooking). Tomorrow I have two friends from out of town visiting. I plan on keeping things low key.

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Augsburger    3,266

Sorry Jacob, I am sure those visits take all the patience you can gather.

Isn't the blade on the Akifusa convex? Either way taking the sides down even just a degree and doing it smoothly and retaining the polish takes a tremendous amount of concentration. Impressive coordination and concentration you must have. So how does the Akifusa stack up to the Hattori? Are they close? Very close?

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Augsburger    3,266

Yeah, that is why I am keeping my Henckels and my Shun. Different knife for specific task, makes a whole lot of sense. Thanks.

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jvlgato    1,623

Survived helping host party number three in three days, this one being all my in laws - that's 5 adults and 6 kids (age 8 months to 12 years) in addition to us two and our two kids. This was after hosting a guest family who had three kids (5 months to 7 years) overnight for New Years Eve, and the double birthday Friday in the daytime (number of kids=~infinity) for the Gotchas. I'm just exhausted in every way.

I have to say that Anne made a terrific dinner for New Year's Eve - salad was a walnut and Stilton dressed wedge of iceberg with homemade vinaigrette, rosemary and thyme roasted beef tenderloin with a tomato Madeira confit, garlic smashed potatoes, then for dessert, a Bavarian cream with a fresh squeezed tangerine sauce and topped with candied tangerine rind. I think it's the best meal she's ever cooked!

So Anne's settling in with some movie off Netflix streaming (new for us for Christmas), I've donned the cans, and we're both sipping some Eagle Rare. *Sigh* Feels good ...

Jacob, so sorry about your Mom. That sounds just awful and exhausting.

Jim, good luck with getting tenure!

Congrats to the rowing crew! I haven't done much exercise at all over the holidays, great job all!

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Fitz    578
Locked my FUCKING keys in my FUCKING car. banghead.gif

Ohhhhh, that's gotta suck. A friend did that to his truck when we were out to lunch once, and our unskilled asses had no luck with a slimjim. If it weren't for this super friendly Mexican guy who managed to get the vent window open, he would've had to call a locksmith.

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Craig Sawyers    1,360
Locked my FUCKING keys in my FUCKING car. banghead.gif

Oh boy. I know precisely how you feel, and how difficult it is to break into a modern car. Worst for me was around ten years ago, in January, in a very remote car park. I'd been out for a trail run, and got back drenched with sweat, opened car and tossed keys on seat. Closed car door to go round and get dry kit out of the boot (trunk) and the central locking randomly fired, locking my keys in and leaving me getting progressively frozen standing outside. I'll not bore you with the tale of woe that ensued.

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Salt Peanuts    470

Hope you got your keys back fairly painlessly. The last time I did that with my old car, the AAA guy commented that my car (Civic) was one of the most difficult one to get into. I got my keys back, but the driver-side door got bent ever so slightly, resulting in noticeable increase in the road noise.

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swt61    5,511

I always get a flat key made and keep it in my wallet.

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kevin gilmore    994

At least around here, you have a very good idea that you are going to get tenure or not

way before you generate the application packet. As long as you have published enough

and have enough references, it should be a snap. Too many WW2 professors finally dying

off, and competent new blood is needed.

Good luck Jim...

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tyrion    1,960

I passed the exam for my 12 hour advanced driving course. My hearing is tomorrow morning, hopefully, it will not be too bad.

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DigiPete    0

One more day of vacation today, at least a half day, as we got 4" of snow here in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, Palmdale CA

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grawk    5,743

good luck jim, hopefully saturday's raffle win is indicative of this year's luck.

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Craig Sawyers    1,360
One more day of vacation today, at least a half day, as we got 4" of snow here in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, Palmdale CA

"Snow" and "Mojave" are not words I would associate in the same sentence. Very wierd.

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DigiPete    0

It would seem paradoxical, but my house is at 2900 foot elevation, the valley floor is at 2300 elev, so we do get a little bit of snow.

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Voltron    14,570

Catching up after hosting too many New Year's events:

Good luck on tenure, Jim. I too think it is a lock!

I hope you ca tune out your mom while she is on a downer, Jacob. Just focus on other stuff like getting well enough to travel.

Have fun in the snow, Pete. The kids must be loving it!

Good luck with the hearing, Mike. Plead ignorance!

Hope you're finally feeling better, Nate, and that the family cycle of sickness has run its course.

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