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11-18-2023 , 08:41 AM
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Do things the old fashioned way old boy; guns, bags of cash, clandestine meetings on the water front; a secret bank account in Switzerland. Dont fall for the supposed cool sophisticated way.
Heed this.
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11-18-2023 , 08:48 AM
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Coming up with fictional names is a pain. Places, schools, people, etc. I tend to get hung up on little stuff like this. I've written so much with ????? filled in for a name to be named later and catching up is tedious.
Don't use "?????". Give em a name that is descriptive or just a couple of words that pop in your head, like "Fat Guy Mohawk" or "No Parking". They'll evolve into the character's real name and you can go back and Control-H them.

#protip
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11-18-2023 , 01:40 PM
Control-H? Boat's doing this on a Hemingway-esque typewriter, double spaced, with lots of scribbles and notes in the margins/between lines in my mind.

Probably has some kind of visor involved too. Desk lamp with a green glass shade. In a wood-paneled study with late-afternoon sun filtering through the blinds.
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11-18-2023 , 04:12 PM
and a sultry blonde in the corner, taking down a few notes herself. Shes packing two 38s and a 45. Obviously the 45 is loaded and cocked. The 38s are just decoration.
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11-20-2023 , 03:57 PM
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Control-H? Boat's doing this on a Hemingway-esque typewriter, double spaced, with lots of scribbles and notes in the margins/between lines in my mind.

Probably has some kind of visor involved too. Desk lamp with a green glass shade. In a wood-paneled study with late-afternoon sun filtering through the blinds.
hehe, more like one of the proverbial monkeys trying to get shakespeare to come out
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11-20-2023 , 03:59 PM
Another technology rant.

The pool pump at the house we are trying to sell quit running. Turns out it is controlled by some fancy wifi tech that decided not to control it any more. Can't connect to it because there is no wifi there anymore. Tried a hotspot but that didn't work. Probably end up replacing the stupid fancy thingy with a manual control.
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12-01-2023 , 10:48 AM
Someone should start a business that deals with contractors for you. I'm trying to find a landscape contractor that will put sod down, but I've found it much more challenging than I thought it would be. Typical in this area.
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12-01-2023 , 12:33 PM
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Someone should start a business that deals with contractors for you. I'm trying to find a landscape contractor that will put sod down, but I've found it much more challenging than I thought it would be. Typical in this area.
you absolutely need to watch the most recent southpark
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12-02-2023 , 08:36 AM
Hire Italians. Problems solved!
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12-05-2023 , 01:52 PM
I don't think I know any Italians.
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12-07-2023 , 01:34 PM
Yard finished. The contractor did a pretty good job. She got on it when she said she would, and was only one day off finishing it. She found a couple leaks in the sprinkler system that she is fixing now.

I haven't seen it yet, but she trimmed one of the palm trees. It doesn't show in the picture. Apparently my neighbor (not the *******) yelled at her for trimming it too much. But that's what all the palm trimmers do around here. Looks fine to me.

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12-07-2023 , 03:54 PM
Remind neighbor that plants grow back. GL with the sale.
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