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03-13-2013, 08:59 AM
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fwiw...the alomar jersey i wore as a young un in the early 90s doesn't fit anymore but i still have it stuffed in my closet. maybe you'll look back later at your hawks jerseys w/ fondness?

my work life sucks right now...i'm apparently back on the "asia run"...which means potentially going toronto/hong kong or toronto/shanghai or beijing twice a month - or in really bad times 3x a mos (keep in mind it's approx 15 hrs each way). i've had to do that before - and almost quit b/c i couldn't take it - but got promoted and was supposed to be permanently in toronto in a director role. but that role has lead to them trying to shove me back on to an "inter office" asia shuttle

...i celebrated my supposed "permanent toronto" job by getting centre ice. that might not work much longer.

...and even worse...the bad news caused me to split from 2+ month break from smoking. fml.
Damn... do you have any time at all while you're in these exotic places to visit and be a tourist for a bit?

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Met a girl with serious potential on Sunday. Going out Saturday. Feels good.
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offer to pay. that's always a huge +
Is that even an option on the first date?

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offer to pay. that's always a huge +
Agreed, and it goes both ways too. A woman offers to pay on the first date and the guy is practically on bended knee at that point.

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Speaking of women, maybe I should get a prom date.

Why not, right?

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offer to pay. that's always a huge +
Offer? I was raised with it being a given.

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Speaking of women, maybe I should get a prom date.

Why not, right?
All sorts of duh.

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03-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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DHF, I remember seeing that you were dating a girl that was in the navy. That ended, eh?

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Haha. Horribly. Was engaged. She got addicted to drugs and wrecked my car.

She's 6 month's sober now, which is great for my daughters sake.

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Haha. Horribly. Was engaged. She got addicted to drugs and wrecked my car.

She's 6 month's sober now, which is great for my daughters sake.
Oh, I thought you were engaged and then hooked up with someone that was in the navy.

I'm glad to hear she seems to be turning her life around so your daughter is in safer conditions, man.

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Nah my ex was in the navy. She hasn't been alone with my daughter since it happened. Had DCFS go through my house/past to make sure I wasn't a problem.

I get that It's their job, but having someone hold a trial to see if you're a fit parent is infuriating.

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I get that It's their job, but having someone hold a trial to see if you're a fit parent is infuriating.
Ugh, couldn't even imagine.

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Damn... do you have any time at all while you're in these exotic places to visit and be a tourist for a bit?
A bit...but i've been there enough that the novelty has worn off. i hate beijing...shanghai is much better - more sophisticated. but china is the most disgustingly polluted place on the planet. a day in beijing and my eyes and throat start to burn

the big problem is fatigue...it's physically and mentally taxing having to deal with travel and time changes.

on the upside, i got an email earlier saying i might not have to start going after all which will be a relief. i won't know until april but i'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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Ray Lewis will emerge from the smoke.

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Here is the livestream video...if you wish to watch along with all the breathless catholics.


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Kind of cool watching this, having been there so recently. Not to mention our apartment across the street from the grounds, and about a 2 minute walk to be able to touch the Vatican walls... If there were no buildings between our apartment and the Walls, I could have hit the walls with a well struck 7 iron.

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Kind of cool watching this, having been there so recently. Not to mention our apartment across the street from the grounds, and about a 2 minute walk to be able to touch the Vatican walls... If there were no buildings between our apartment and the Walls, I could have hit the walls with a well struck 7 iron.
So about 100 yards away?

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I went to Rome the day after Ratzinger was elected as pope...I was also there in Italy for his inaugural address...it was pretty much mayhem in the country when I was there.

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I went to Rome the day after Ratzinger was elected as pope...I was also there in Italy for his inaugural address...it was pretty much mayhem in the country when I was there.
That sounds like absolute hell, and would ruin a vacation. I'd also be nervous about a hotel or whoever kicking me out for someone willing to pay 10X what I paid months in advance, before anyone knew this was happening.

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So about 100 yards away?
Can we count the 30 yards I sliced as well?

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First pope from the Americas.

Neat.

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That sounds like absolute hell, and would ruin a vacation. I'd also be nervous about a hotel or whoever kicking me out for someone willing to pay 10X what I paid months in advance, before anyone knew this was happening.
Actually it was awesome...I left for Rome the same day I wrote my final exam in my last year of law school so was in a good mood to begin with. My friend from school's father had a senior job at the Canadian embassy in Rome and they had a massive diplomatic apartment in a beautiful old building with views over the rooftops of Rome and I got to stay there for free. There were a lot of dignitaries in Rome and we got special access to various events...exciting! I also got to attend a military commemoration for fallen soldiers of WWII as one of the "honoured guests from Canada".

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Actually it was awesome...I left for Rome the same day I wrote my final exam in my last year of law school so was in a good mood to begin with. My friend from school's father had a senior job at the Canadian embassy in Rome and they had a massive diplomatic apartment in a beautiful old building with views over the rooftops of Rome and I got to stay there for free. There were a lot of dignitaries in Rome and we got special access to various events...exciting! I also got to attend a military commemoration for fallen soldiers of WWII as one of the "honoured guests from Canada".
Now that sounds awesome. I just keep thinking of it from the perspective of where we stayed, it would be a nightmare, and ruin what made that neighborhood so great.

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So about 100 yards away?
150 yd 9 iron for me.

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150 yd 9 iron for me.
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