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Old 09-28-2018, 05:36 PM
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Great pics!

I'm in and glad to be here
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:33 PM
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I'm on.
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Old 09-28-2018, 06:33 PM
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Hi to gilmers nurse

Lot's of people in your pics Sao.....
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Morning weekenders.
Have to say I slept well last night YAY.

I am working this weekend as we are moving a part of one of our HR IS (Human Resource Information System) datacenters to a new site in Aubervilliers in the north eastern suburbs of Paris. Cross your fingers for a seamless operation....

Coffee first.
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Hope all goes well, Vinny!
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Old 09-28-2018, 10:53 PM
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Originally Posted by saoutchik View Post
Thanks guys, I was a creditable runner up.
My friends are not big drinkers but they do drink and that affects them in the last half hour or so.

That cafe Tynesider is called Cereal Killers and I have not been in there as I am too mean to fork out 」5 for a bowl of Golden Graham's.

Have a great evening.
I'll give them a credit for the name, but you can get a full box for less than that!
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:44 PM
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If someone offered me a share in a place selling bowls of cereal to be consumed on site, I would seriously question their sanity. Just goes to show why I don’t ply my trade as a businessman...

I woke up to a seriously sunny morning after yesterday evening’s thunderstorm. Spring (or rather summer, as we seem to have two seasons only) has truly arrived. Time to get my hands dirty in the garden, which is thankfully of a manageable size. I plan to plant various herb seeds and some tree seeds, the latter that I collected on my recent break close to the Kruger Park.

All the best with your IT move Vman. Hope you manage to get some rest in as well. I have been meaning to enquire how things are looking up for your brother and brother in law, if you don’t mind me asking.

Good to see you, Hawkeye and gettingsmarter.

Dragon, has your daughter been offered the position yet?

Have a great weekend everyone and shut the door on that AV!
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:34 AM
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Captain thanks for asking.

My brother in law is going to have a long road ahead. He had prostate cancer surgery at 44. The surgeon had to "go wide" so they had to take out different bits and pieces. He has to go through different phases of readjusting to life... nappies and so forth.

My older brother is sober a few weeks now. He basically walks out of detox and dissappears for weeks. He moved home to my mom's house. He doesn't answer the phone to me anymore. I'm not sure why. He just lives from day to day on social welfare. I have to cut my ties with him.

Enjoy the gardening.
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Old 09-29-2018, 12:54 AM
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Prayers and best wishes for your brother and your BIL V.

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Old 09-29-2018, 01:48 AM
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I知 still here please pray for me I知 very sick at he moment . I知 not going to drink over it
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Hello and happy weekend all. Special hi to you HealthyandSober.
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I said one for you H&S
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I'm sorry you're not well HAS but its really good to hear from you

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....Dragon, has your daughter been offered the position yet?...
We haven't heard anything yet, but she just got a call from the city, She will be getting training as an elections officer for our up coming civic election. She's excited about that.
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I知 still here please pray for me I知 very sick at he moment . I知 not going to drink over it
Root'n for you HAS, hope you begin to feel better soon. Nice to hear from you.
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Big Datacenter vman? I was doing a similar thing in Ottawa, only a small office with single 48u rack tho.
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I’ll be praying, HAS.
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Happy Saturday everyone!

Thanks for those lovely photos Mesa and Sao! Makes me want to travel the US and also miss London a little. I don't know if this is just me seeing everything through the tourist lens but London at night has such cosy vibes (well in some areas that is!)

Thinking of you HAS, get well soon!

I went to that date last night, we had dinner and then went to a few bars for (non alcoholic) drinks. He didn't drink as he wanted to take the car home. We had a lot in common, he's smart, well educated, good looking, fit, nice smile, dresses nicely, has a good and stable job that he likes,... I guess everything one could want. But I just don't get excited about any of those men.
I can't believe it, this is the opposite of how I used to be. And it makes me seriously wonder what kind of stuff I projected onto men in the past that made me feel drawn to them so much from the very start.

Then there was an unexpected plot twist when I came back home. My downstairs neighbours (a flat share between two young women my age) had their move in party and put out a note that all neighbours are welcomed to join!
Which is what I did! Turned out they are both lovely and were totally thrilled to find out that there's another flat share in the house (me and my room mate) and not just couples/family. It was a pretty boozy event and it felt a little weird at first as most of them were rather drunk but I ended up having lots of fun and stayed until 4 am. Today I'm terribly tired but at least not hungover.

Now I'm heading to date number 2 for this weekend and tonight I'll be going to a meeting (AA) and fellowship.
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HAS, keep us posted (as you can see, we're all worried about you and sending good vibes!).
Reading the string of posts -- Golden Grahams, beautiful mesa pic, London at night, hello to Gilmer's nurse, a battle over the best chocolate, and more -- I started this Saturday morning with a few really nice laughs. Thank you all so much for your humor and comradery!
Cap't Haddock, isn't it cool that you are starting your spring just as I'm starting my fall here in Vermont! I love that we all come from scattered places across the globe, yet connect and lift each other up.
OK, I'm getting a little sappy. Gulp.
Have a wonderful, sober Saturday.
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Kev … you have the best social life of anyone I know!
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