My kid has her first year of college paid for. About half of it is from academic scholarships she applied for herself.
I'm freaking overwhelmed right now. (In a good way.)
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Posted 04 August 2020 - 08:23 AM
I wound up springing for the switch bioshock collection just now. I was waiting on it to release, didn't realise it already had, and amazon.ca had 10 bucks off full the price... So, yeah. Bought. Looking forward to the shock and awe again.
Edit: marginally related; I'm giving my warhammer stuff to my friend, and I managed to get the shelf unit cleaned, boxed and moved into the empty part of the basement. Now my metroplex is just standing there wondering why he's so short after years of sitting near the ceiling.
Edit2: Games here! Can't wait to roll through rapture again.
Edited by wonko the sane?, 06 August 2020 - 01:10 PM.
Posted 13 August 2020 - 11:40 AM
There's a scenic river trail by my house. It leads to the Mississippi, along old train tracks. It's well-kept, five miles long, and beautiful. I'm on that trail every evening, either running or biking.
While running a couple of weeks ago, I came across a guy who'd fallen off of his hover scooter, one of those motorized things that really moves. He wasn't conscious or moving; he was several feet away from the scooter; and based on where the scooter was, and the way the guy was laying, I had no idea which way he'd been traveling.
He was breathing, but there was blood dripping from his ear.
Called the city's emergency number (a bicyclist coming the other way was trying 911, and couldn't get through), and got dispatch. I asked him his name, and he answered, "Saturday." This is not his name.
I told him the ambulance was coming; he gave me a thumbs up. Dispatch stayed on the line, and had me keep checking his breathing and his pulse. I also kept talking to him, saying lame things like, "Hey, buddy, ambulance is on its way." Stayed at the guy's side until the police got there, 8 minutes later.
A couple of minutes after the police, the ambulance shows up. They have the guy collared and loaded onto the ambulance minutes later. The local hospital med-flights him to another hospital in a city an hour and a half away.
I later find out from a friend at the city, the guy's skull was fractured in three places.
The reason I'm writing this today: I got the nicest email from his family this morning, updating me on his progress, and sharing their gratitude. He's going to be in the hospital for a while. It was a relief to hear he's improving.
Posted 09 September 2020 - 09:31 PM
I'm having the best week at work that I've had for a very long time. I think it's just good fortune on my part, as the one day I was off, things went down the drain.
Posted 29 September 2020 - 06:30 PM
Since early this afternoon: I had, of all things, an opera stuck in my head. Or rather, a snippet of one. Lyrics mumbled and not understood, and a refrain of music over and over again. Finally nailed down what it was, and now, I am sharing with all of you.
Posted 09 October 2020 - 12:48 PM
I treated myself to a trip to TRU today. Normally it's entirely for nostalgic reasons as they never have anything. I managed to get siege leader shockwave and leader ultra magnus for a couple of bucks shy of the regular price for just one of them. 69.99 marked down to 27.99.
Me thinks I need to visit this one particular TRU more often. It's much farther and harder to get too, but apparently if it's worth having it's worth working for.
Posted 14 November 2020 - 12:36 PM
Finished christmas shopping! Most of it was done online, but the trip to the mall was actually useful for once. On a related note: a games and models store which I fully expected to fail (partially due to the pandemic, but largely because these kinds of stores tend to do very poorly around here.) was not only still kicking, but doing gangbusters business.
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