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shockozulu 06-01-2010 03:20 AM

Fantabulous Secular Connections Check-in Part VIII
 
Join us in Part 8!

For those who missed the end of Check-in Part VII:


Originally Posted by gneiss (Post 2611363)
Someone asked me yesterday if I'd seen the Emily Rose thing. Exorcism isn't my thing though. lol

I fast forwarded past the exorcism scenes. I can do that this time since I'm not in the theater. However, as someone that is totally interested in mind over matter I wanted to see it again. The book goes in a lot more detail on the sociological side, obviously, than the movie but I still found it interesting. The trailers made it look like The Exorcist Part V but its really more of a court room trial type of film.

Now I'm watching a film on The Weathermen of the late '60s to mid '70s. Its interesting to hear some of the members discuss how immature they were coming out of college, while others discuss their beliefs as if the Vietnam War excused their violent actions.

Once I'm done with that film, I have Dr. Strangelove and The Naked Gun 2 1/2 (yeah its dumb but funny as hell) lined up. Can you tell Hulu is my friend now that Celebrity Apprentice is over?

Bamboozle 06-01-2010 04:14 AM

Dr. Strangelove is good.

shockozulu 06-01-2010 04:36 AM


Originally Posted by Bamboozle (Post 2612813)
Dr. Strangelove is good.

Its one of my favorite Kubrick movies. Glad to see another "fan" here :c031:

Well, off to bed for me...its only 4:30 am :c004:

gneiss 06-02-2010 08:40 PM



I needed that.

shockozulu 06-05-2010 12:37 AM

Love that song. A skating friend of mine used to do his exhibition program to this song for a couple years. He always got a standing ovation.

I'm just so tired tonight. My blood sugar has been very high for me so I'm having to do a full diet change. No more sugar drinks for me. I hate diet drinks but did find one I can stand. Of all things, its that Bret Michael's Trop-A-Rocka Snapple that was featured in the final Celebrity Apprentice. You really don't taste the diet sweetner, which I hate. So until they pull it I have something to drink besides water LOL.

Hope you all are doing better than I am!

Bamboozle 06-05-2010 09:01 AM

Hope you feel better soon, Alera.

I know it's not the same, but how about drinking plain carbonated water? Maybe with a splash of juice...or just a lemon wedge?


I'm doing really good today. :) I haven't felt like this in a long time. I hope it lasts.

Take it easy, heathens. ;)

shockozulu 06-05-2010 02:21 PM


Originally Posted by Bamboozle (Post 2616778)
Hope you feel better soon, Alera.

I know it's not the same, but how about drinking plain carbonated water? Maybe with a splash of juice...or just a lemon wedge?


I'm doing really good today. :) I haven't felt like this in a long time. I hope it lasts.

Take it easy, heathens. ;)

Good idea. Generally I just drink water, with a soda maybe twice a week. However, this week the soda was showing up in my blood sugar levels for two days. No more for me. We have a lemon tree in our back yard, I'll get a couple later for that water.

I'll be getting some more of that one Snapple flavor since its a limited release. I'm also getting ready to send a snail mail letter to the company letting them know if they decide to keep this flavor they'll have a new customer.

Although I don't have diabetes I do have a condition that causes my body to go into a condition similar to Type I so I have to rely on insulin. With this, I don't like to fool around with adding any sugar to my diet.

gneiss 06-05-2010 06:56 PM

Aspartame sweetener is awful to me, I can taste it so strongly. The rest aren't excellent either but I can usually handle them. Hope you feel well Alera.

I went canoeing today, haven't in ages. I even managed to get my dog to stay fairly centered in the canoe (except when she decided she needed a drink and darnit, there was a whole lake full of water. Close call there!) It was fun, even in the 97-and-humid weather. Sunburned and tired tonight.

Bamboozle 06-05-2010 08:05 PM

Any pics, gneiss? :D


Sounds like fun.

I fell out of a canoe once. I was too busy goofing off with the paddle trying to splash my friends. Weeble-wobble, weeble-wobble was all it took and it flipped. :D

gneiss 06-06-2010 07:16 PM

Didn't take many pics, was a little worried about my klutzy self + camera + water.

Tonight is the first time in months I've really wanted to hit the bars. I didn't have a particularly rough day, but I still want a drink. Luckily I live in Jesusland and bars/liquor stores aren't open on Sundays. Hooray for ridiculous levels of conservativeness!! LOL

Bamboozle 06-09-2010 05:38 PM

I was having such a great day.

My mom told me about an hour ago that my uncle died this morning.

I hope you all are having a better day than me.

topspin 06-09-2010 07:05 PM

Bam, .....sorry for your loss .

SlvrMag 06-09-2010 07:16 PM

So sorry ((Bam))

gneiss 06-09-2010 08:03 PM

Sorry, Bam. *hugs*

carlri 06-10-2010 01:20 PM

So sorry to hear, Bam.

shockozulu 06-10-2010 06:36 PM

Bam, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Today I went to see my mother at the rest home. She gave me the phone number of her ex-husband who is dying, so I'm going to call him later. She said he likes to talk and it isn't that hard to be a listening ear.

Zencat 06-10-2010 06:45 PM

(((Bam))) http://www.smiliegenerator.de/s37/smilies-25272.png

gneiss 06-10-2010 10:46 PM

I don't know what my deal is the last couple days. I'm happier than I have been in a while, I'm really doing well. I've cast off a couple more friends I decided weren't helping me stay sober (or at least not hinder my progress), which has left me with a fair amount of time to twiddle my thumbs. I think I'm just bored. Yesterday I wanted a drink, but didn't drink anything. This afternoon, while innocently putting fuel in my car, my old coke dealer spotted me and turned in to the station to say hi. He told me to give him a call, and I'll admit I was tempted. I don't want to do drugs, it wasn't the high I wanted this time. I wanted something to alleviate the tedious, boring day. I get paid tomorrow, I know I could float an ATM transaction and it would be alright. But it wouldn't stop there. I went for a drive instead, drove a couple towns over and attended a T-ball game with a coworker.

Meh. I've been quilting again. It helps a little bit, nice to get back to an old hobby. Almost done with my newest quilt, then back to the previous one to finish it up.

topspin 06-11-2010 03:25 PM


Originally Posted by Alera (Post 2622314)
Bam, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Today I went to see my mother at the rest home. She gave me the phone number of her ex-husband who is dying, so I'm going to call him later. She said he likes to talk and it isn't that hard to be a listening ear.



Alera,

There's a John Prine song; ....Hello in There ....that's easy enough, even for me, to play. It's a very unusual song that really addresses this very situation.

Just went to utube and heard Natalie Merchant and Micheal Stipe cover this one, .........probably know this song to well, , ,

damn , it really gets to me.



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gneiss 06-15-2010 09:57 PM

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