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A weird thing about being on Facebook all the time (and not being on the SDMB or LJ much anymore) is that I am starting to forget people's message board usernames. It's a strange paradigm shift, since that is all I knew many people by for years and now they are filed in my brain under their real, full names and I have to struggle sometimes to remember what their handles were.

And, since I'm here, in other news:

Our Xbox got the Red Ring of Death the other day. I took it apart and re-seated the video and CPU heatsinks and got it running. But then, after I put the case back on, it went back to RRoD. Last night I cooked it by wrapping it in a blanket and letting it overheat and that did the trick, so it's working again. We'll see how long it lasts. I have one of the new, slim, 250GB Xbox models being delivered today anyway, so now Shan and I can play Left4Dead together (I usually play on PC) without using stupid split screen.

School is going well. Taking the last three classes I need for my hippie degree: Government, Speech and an ethnic studies class. Staying busy with that reading/work. All of the classes are pretty fun so far. Plus, my ethnic studies teacher is hot. There's something extra-enticingly dirty about undressing a feminist with your eyes.

Half marathon training is going good so far. I have my longest run so far coming up tomorrow, six miles. It's pretty tough on the feet and knees of this old Clydesdale, but I will carry on because it's the most effective way to lose all the weight I have put on, oh, since high school. Actually I think this is the lightest I've been since my army days, but I still feel fat, bah. Some people have muscle memory, I have beer gut memory.

Should be a fun weekend. Tonight is Old School Chat Night, tomorrow afternoon Shan and I are going to Healdsburg for a beer fest in the square then Sunday is up for grabs. I really want to go out to the coast because Shan has never seen whales before and there are some hanging out right off Bodega Head, there's also a festival going on at Annadel/Spring Lake Park all this weekend and then we may go over to a friend's house to watch football Sunday evening. In any case, there will be no rest for the wicked, and no rest in the foreseeable future. I'll rest when I die.

Speaking of dying, I'm going to attempt to quit smoking, yes, AGAIN. Picking up Chantix today.

Woot, Friday!

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democritus
Sep. 10th, 2010 04:59 pm (UTC)
I've been calling most of our old "core" group by their given names for a while but always still associated them with their user names and would refer to them by those names occasionally, now it's almost always the given name with the user name all but forgotten.