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Old 01-03-2018, 08:45 PM   #61
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This year I'm going to listen to more new music and participate here more.

That said, not being allowed to pump my own gas in Oregon is a pain in the ass when the station is crowded and there's only one guy trained to run the pumps. It's fucking ridiculous.

This year's Coachella lineup nails that coffin shut for me ever wanting to go. That Beyonce chick is edgy AF, and Eminem, well, that dude's got some shit to say.

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Those on the east coast (the one that everyone knows), are you enjoying the "bomb cyclone" today?
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Oh for fucks sake there's not even an attempt at evidence for that one.
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It does make a lot of sense when you think about it. I mean, has anybody actually been to Australia? I didn't think so.
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i feel like i must be literally the only person who had a really good 2017.
I had a very good year professionally in 2017 but a poor one in most other aspects. Which according to capitalism means I had a very good year in 2017.
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Oregon and New Jersey are the only states that forbid consumers from pumping their own gas, I believe.
It's fucking weird too, because in Jersey they're super proud of it. The pump attendants also don't know what they're doing. The last time I had to fill up in Jersey, the dude started pumping the gas before I turned my car off, which seems insanely dangerous to me.
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Those on the east coast (the one that everyone knows), are you enjoying the "bomb cyclone" today?
I do not mind the snow, it's the fucking wind. The wind chill for the next few days is supposed to be hovering around 5 degrees during the day (-15 for my Metric friends) and -10 overnight (-23 C).
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Apparently Oregonians can pump their own gas as of January 1.
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Those on the east coast (the one that everyone knows), are you enjoying the "bomb cyclone" today?
Not so much.
Apparently the tide level today here is higher than the Blizzard of 78. Boston harbor was at its highest level since 1921.
About half hour after high tide (roughly 1:00), started hearing commotion outside noticed a bunch of neighbors moving cars to high spots on lawns...marshes that surround my area crested and we got flood waters rushing in from 3 directions, my yard was under water, my crawl space (where my furnace is) flooded. Luckily sump pump worked. Cars in driveway seem to only have gotten water up to tires as the driveway has an incline (my next door neighbors' doesn't and had over a foot of water, a mere 5 feet from my driveway).
Water has begun receding, snow is picking up, but I can deal with that. Jut hoping power stays on.
Not the most fun I've had with my pants on.
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It does make a lot of sense when you think about it. I mean, has anybody actually been to Australia? I didn't think so.
That's just because they'd rather not deal with friggin' Cobbler though.

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mrs. tourist gave birth this morning after 43 hours of labor. Thankfully it was only about 12 hours of active labor. Our daughter meeting him later in the day was fairly “d’awwwww!”-inducing.
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Apparently Oregonians can pump their own gas as of January 1.


Only in rural counties with less than 40,000 people, so about half the state
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mrs. tourist gave birth this morning after 43 hours of labor. Thankfully it was only about 12 hours of active labor. Our daughter meeting him later in the day was fairly “d’awwwww!”-inducing.
Congrats, tourist. Sounds amazing (other than the 43 hours).
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The new MGMT is going to be so good.
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2017 was a Rollercoaster for me.

I want to say it was a really good year, but I had a couple of fairly traumatic things happen, to the point that it kinda colors my overall impression of the year. Plus I worked just way way too much.



Side note: yay, tourist!
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