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January 9th, 2005
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In the words of owenthomas: "Rawwwwwwwwwwwwwwrnnnngh"
Massive workout with Andy yesterday--almost cut short when I overdid it on the squats--trying to power through the pain. Think my form was off because I had gone horse-back riding and thereby already "fatigued my core" a little. Anyway, I gritted my teeth and did some "gentle stretching" (I think Andy's idea of stretching out your back is switching gears to tricep dips). prettypammie put me in a warm bath when I got home. Hooray for Ibuprofen. I only felt mildly like death this morning--one more Ibuprofen, and keeping busy were the order of the day.

prettypammie has gone into an organizing/cleaning frenzy--we've needed to do this for a long time. Heck, we still have boxes untouched from our move in 2001. My job is to carry things up and down stairs and to otherwise stay out of her way.

I just re-discovered, while helping out with some other cleaning up and organizing, a game that had gotten hidden away in my tapes. IIRC it was a gift from flyingwolf, via her boss, who is a Mac person that ended up with a PC version of a game. (Am I remembering this right, flyingwolf?). After a little futzing, I got it installed, patched, and working. For some reason, I had disabled short file-name generation in my registry. It seemed like a good idea at the time [who requires 8.3 file names these days...how very MS-DOS]. Unfortunately, this game is old enough that it's installer and patch programs used filename parameters without properly quotiing them [this is a problem that can affect any operating system with a command line interface, even Darwin if you talk to the OS via a shell].

Noone who isn't familar with these things would have solved this problem--probably not even EA Tech Support. Of course, noone who isn't familar with these things would have tweaked the registry to disable short file-name creation. For the llife of me, I can't remember why I made that change to begin with now. At the start, discovering the problem with the install, I was about ready to chalk it up to an incompatibilty with XP and the game--but a search of the web and support forums suggested this was not the case.

Okay, back to work on the clean-up, laundry, etc.

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From:flyingwolf
Date:January 9th, 2005 06:49 pm (UTC)
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I think that's about right. Does it have a GBN sticker on it? They send us stuff every month - mostly books, but sometimes games.

If pam has any extra cleaning energy can she send it down this way. I am VERY unmotivated right now. Bleh.
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From:prettypammie
Date:January 9th, 2005 07:58 pm (UTC)
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*SCREAAAAAAAAM!!!!!!!* Extra cleaning energy? *hair on end*
I am _hating_ this. I took Friday off and except for yesterday's lessons have spent the entire weekend, and I am less than one third done with the house. I could cry.
Oh, by the way, the first thing Pete did with that video game was stay up until 3AM Fri night playing it, when we had to get up and take Q to swimming Sat AM. Plus it woke me up at 3. He only went to bed then bc I got up and yelled at him. I will credit him with not too much whining Sat AM; I warned him in advance I would have no sympathy! Of course, he is also bearing the brunt of my cleaning-related crankiness. I want to be doooooone...

*grin*
-Pam
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From:flyingwolf
Date:January 9th, 2005 08:02 pm (UTC)
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ooops. Well, guess it's not my fault - esp since it was so long ago! (and I'm sure you knew what you were getting into when you married him ;) )

I'm barely moving stuff around here. Shuffle shuffle. Will all be the same mess when I'm done. Or maybe a slightly different one. argh.
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From:prettypammie
Date:January 9th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Oh, of course it's not your fault! It's Pete's fault! This is why I won't let him have an XBox - can you imagine? I wouldn't see him for a month! Hmmmmm, if he ever gets really obnoxious...

-Pam
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From:happypete
Date:January 9th, 2005 10:45 pm (UTC)

Oh...

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I don't know...

I'd stop playing every so often.

There are other activities I find hard to resist, after all.
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From:happypete
Date:January 9th, 2005 10:43 pm (UTC)

no..

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no sticker, just a plain ole game...

I like it, though.
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From:puzzledance
Date:January 9th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
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What game is it?
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From:happypete
Date:January 9th, 2005 10:44 pm (UTC)

Black & White

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and I have Flight Simulartor 2004 and City of Heroes...
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From:owenthomas
Date:January 10th, 2005 03:22 am (UTC)
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"Fatigued my core" is so totally the 2005 euphemism for having sex.
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From:happypete
Date:January 10th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)

if so...

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then what was I doing fatiguing my core on the back of a horse?
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From:eeedge
Date:January 10th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)

Re: if so...

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That, my dear, is between you and the horse. Oh, and prettypammie.
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From:happypete
Date:January 11th, 2005 02:42 am (UTC)

Re: if so...

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Yeah..right...that's what I was afraid you might say....
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From:eeedge
Date:January 10th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
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It's mean to link to a locked post. *pout*
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From:happypete
Date:January 11th, 2005 02:43 am (UTC)

I'm sure..

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if you made Pam aware of the fact that you weren't on her friends list yet, she'd correct that...

she often speaks of your inclusion in the Gang of Ex-Girlfriends that she goes to for good dirt to use on me...
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