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Old 02-20-2019, 06:43 AM   #426
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Dave, good luck with your health problems. Feel better man.

Dom, I took a date to high tea at the Peninsula in Chicago. It was a solid date, better in the outside area during the summer time.
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Old 02-20-2019, 06:47 AM   #427
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Some dark humor this morning, but I was reading this article on benshi, Japanese silent film narrators and I couldn't stop laughing:

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Many aspiring benshi were seduced by the glamor of the profession, but the wild, boozy life most benshi led was as much a response to the grueling rigors of the job as it was one of its perks. A benshi named Ichikawa Mugō died at thirty-eight, having at one point drunk a bottle of ink during a binge. Musei, one of the giants of the form, once showed up drunk to a screening of the Fritz Lang film Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler and, when the right title card came along, delivered it as a spittle-soaked excoriation of his audience: “You ignorant people, I am a god. You cannot resist me.”
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Old 02-20-2019, 12:48 PM   #428
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Per doctor's orders, I've been drinking Gatorade. I don't recall ever drinking this aside from a bottle or two years back, but it tastes like ****. I can't believe people drink this stuff for no reason.

It does give a little stomach massage, so that's good. I feel a little worn and dizzy today despite sleeping 12 hours, so maybe I do need those electrolytes.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:44 PM   #429
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It snowed in Los Angeles.

Snow.

Los Angeles.

Two words I never thought I'd see in the same sentence.

Are we allowed to complain about the winter now?
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:53 PM   #430
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It snowed quite a bit in Las Vegas...heck, it's snowing right now
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:34 PM   #431
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I was in LV last week but thankfully it didn't snow. Part of my reason for going was to get away from winter
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:41 PM   #432
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Wimps.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:46 PM   #433
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:57 PM   #434
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Snow in LA and Las Vegas. World coming to an end?
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Old 02-21-2019, 11:18 PM   #435
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I scrolled past this as MrsWookie was watching a weird YouTube video about protocols for high tea. When worlds collide...

High tea is totally in her wheelhouse, but she mercifully hasn't dragged me to one. Perhaps it's not something to be dreaded?
I'm guessing back again.

The worlds collide again because a few days prior to you posting this I was in Penang having High Tea at the Eastern and Oriental.

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Old 02-22-2019, 12:58 AM   #436
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my hair looks like Lex Luther's hair right now

all fluffy

lil bit like Johnny Mac's hair
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:26 AM   #437
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we should all meet in Vegas and have high tea!
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:33 AM   #438
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we should all meet in Vegas and have high tea!
I'm game.
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:13 AM   #439
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Old 02-22-2019, 02:50 AM   #440
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I'm game.
I would be too. I wonder what the best in town is?
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:14 AM   #441
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My sentiments exactly.
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Old 02-22-2019, 04:05 PM   #442
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Would high tea entail some reefer madness? Either way count me in. We could also invite Mat and Kiera.
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:02 PM   #443
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What's the difference between a surfeit and a surplus?
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Old 02-22-2019, 10:39 PM   #444
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my hair looks like Lex Luther's hair right now

all fluffy

lil bit like Johnny Mac's hair
I used to joke that while most people complain about a bad hair day, my good hair days are so rare that I feel the need to complain about to everyone that would give me 3 minutes.

"Oh, wow, Dave, what did you do to your hair? It looks nice today."

Ugh... really? Do you have any idea how miserable I am now?
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:47 AM   #445
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For the first time in 20 years, I'm trying to wear glasses. When I put them on... oh, hell no. My vision is completely ruined. I took them off and the doctor checked the prescription. It was correct.

The doctor told me that I should probably wear them only at night to get used to them. I thought maybe 1 or 2 hours, at most. I can't even keep these things on for 20 minutes before I get massive vertigo. It's hard to even reach out and grab a cup without deliberately ensuring I don't tip it over. Walking up and down stairs is a lot of fun...
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Welcome to my world. Good news, the brain is remarkably adaptable. I went from right eye dominant to left eye dominant overnight (cornea surgery) and adapted within a few weeks. Wear those glasses as much as you can stand.
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:24 PM   #447
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After a few days, it's a little better. I guess I have to accept that the edges are going to be bent a little, but that's optics, right?

Doc says it'll take about 2 weeks to get used to them. I don't think I'll ever wear them to work anything like that. They're supposed to give my eyes a rest from wearing contacts. My eyes are definitely not being rested yet.
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:45 PM   #448
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Just thought I'd give a shout out:

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Old 02-23-2019, 05:47 PM   #449
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Yesterday was my granddaughter's fourth birthday. My other granddaughter turned nine on January 22nd. Last night I went out with my son, daughter, and two granddaughters. It seemed almost like 32 years ago when the kids were 6 and 4.

Tomorrow would have been my wife's 64th birthday. I still think of her daily and regret she never got to see the birth of her grandchildren or her daughter's wedding.

So tomorrow I will visit the cemetery and think of all Mary Ellen gave to me and try to smile a little.
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Old 02-23-2019, 06:05 PM   #450
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can't imagine, John. Good thoughts your way.
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