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Is there an RPG happening here soon? 
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I'm trying to find a game too
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Today is the first time in many, many moons that I have what I was looking for on the second page of Google.
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I like to think that every now and then the spirits of the interwebtubes like to remind us of the "bad times" that we may, in this holiday season, revel our technological bounty.
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Tis the season

...for obnoxious, incessant bells outside every grocery store. #bahhumbug 
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they hurt my ears actually. :(
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I may be a youngin', but I grew up listening to my parents' music, so this is hilarious :D
I know this does't apply to all my readers but this was too funny not to pass on.  
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So polls. Uh, YES! This is a great feature! I'm frantically trying to think of things to poll about. Gimme ideas!!

Also, very soon I will probably want to start ranting about how people need to learn how to write proper polls; certain ones I've seen in the Google Opinion Rewards app already frustrate me. But this is not that day hour. Right now I'm too excited.
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+Al Remetch Not important to me? No I haven't. Not important to humanity at large? Yeah. 
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I actually recognized more than half of these names. I think I'm getting old.
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Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!

BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.

JOHN McCAIN: My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.

HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?

GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.

DICK CHENEY: Where's my gun?

BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.

AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.

AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?

DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.

OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I'm going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.

ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.

NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he's guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.

PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.

MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.

DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I've not been told.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.

GRANDPA: In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.

BARBARA WALTERS: Isn't that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heartwarming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.

ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.

BILL GATES: I have just released eChicken2014, which will not only cross roads, but will lay eggs, file your important documents and balance your checkbook. Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken2014. This new platform is much more stable and will never reboot.

ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?

COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

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I must be really old as I live across the big pond and still recognize everyone of them.
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What we donate to vs what kills us:

There's a focus on breasts and prostate --yet we don't focus as much on our internal organs, like the heart!
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Yep. SUPER happy about this. I signed up early so I got to be Cowboy Guy! Just kidding, my screenname is IAmTheShip, but bonus points if you get the reference!
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Hey hey! If we ever find each other, my screenname is Endeavour. I can't damn wait for this to come out.
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Keep the Han!

Happy Hanukkah to all my friends observing this holiday! Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה), also known as the Festival of Lights, begins at sundown tonight.

#starwars #hanukkah
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I've been thinking about writing reviews of apps that I use
I try out a lot of apps. Most of them are games, but I also use productivity apps and a few other kinds. Sometimes I find really cool ones that only have a few downloads, sometimes I find clunkers with waaaaay too many ads, and both of these make me want to speak out. Would you be interested in these reviews? If so, please also comment and let me know how in-depth you would like these reviews to be: a few paragraphs, or a full expose? These reviews would be posted here on G+.
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Yes, I'm interested!
No, please don't clutter my stream.
Meh, I don't care.
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A few paragraphs per review would be a good fit for the G+ stream.
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Who is your favorite Firefly character?

...and apparently you can only have 5 options, so I'm doubling up.
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Mal / Inara
Zoe / Wash
Jayne / Kaylee
Simon / River
Book / Serenity (the ship)
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This is the best post on Robin Williams I've read. The world is getting worse, and uglier, and we've lost a bright spot. We need to take up the torch and spread light ourselves. If we all focus on being kind to each other, to going out of our way to make others smile, maybe we can make up for what we've lost.
[It took a few days, but now I know why Robin Williams' death hit me so hard.]

These past couple days I've felt raw. I've felt uncomfortable, unsettled, distressed, on edge. I haven't been sleeping well, tossing and turning beneath my sheets, my mind racing.  

I've been unusually upset over Robin Williams' death since I heard the news, but I couldn't quite pinpoint why. And despite this seething unease, and contrary to my normal, empath self, I hadn't yet let out a primal sob of mourning as one might expect. 

But then...last night. Like a startling, sobering break through the fourth wall, last night my Facebook feed was flooded not with the normal, banal status updates of gym boasting and selfies, but with conversely weighted, gut-wrenching news story after news story from around the world. It hit me on all sides, relentlessly slamming me with a right hook, then a left hook, then a right hook, then a left. Punch after punch. 

There were journalism articles about the teenage Michael Brown being shot dead in the street. About his grieving community being further beaten down by police, about them peacefully fighting for justice, all while knowing that they once again, likely won't get it. Because they're poor, and black. 

Then after that, in painful contrast, a story of the time Robin Williams burst into Christopher Reeve's hospital room dressed as a Russian proctologist sent to perform a rectal exam, just to get a laugh out of his old friend facing the very real possibility of death. 

After that there was the story about the young gay man savagely beaten unconscious this week and left to die in a San Francisco park. About my community back home alarmed and frighten by the rising rate of violent crimes in our city so known for its love and tolerance. 

And then? Someone recounting the time Robin Williams sat down and shared laughter and late-night diner coffee with a shell-shocked family just come from their grandparents' wake. It was the first time they'd smiled in days.

Articles about children dying in Gaza, menacing threats of us bombing Iraq again, athleticism once more taking precedence over rape, Sudan refugees, Ukraine violence...

And between each of these, more personal accounts from ordinary people and celebrities alike of Robin Williams being a kind, honest, generous, compassionate man humbly spreading light and laughter everywhere he went. 

These stories of his unconditional love for everyone who crossed paths with him appeared innumerable, streaming into my news feed faster than I could consume them, and yet always seemingly kept pace by other stories of tragedy, horror, unspeakable cruelty, injustice. The way these narratives of Robin's silent heroism were so evenly dispersed between news of terrifying inhumanity...for a moment it felt like Robin alone had taken on the world, made it his personal mission to do everything he could to counteract the darkness he felt internally, and witnessed externally, by beaming out his beacon of joy and irreverent silliness, and by tirelessly committing to random acts of kindness everywhere he went.

It was dizzying, this polarized influx of information, pulling my emotions every which way, but at least it felt in balance, alternately interspersed like this. For a moment it felt like we'd be all right. That there was just enough hope and sweetness in the world to get us through.

And then I came to this photo.

And I fell apart. 

It was 1:30 AM and I wept in my apartment.

That face. That tenderness. That vulnerability. It ripped me to shreds because Robin's spark was one of the brightest of them all, and this week, despite his own pleading advice to us, he lost it. He lost the fight. And the world dimmed immeasurably.

The fact is, and as trite as this is to say, we need people like Robin in this world. Now more than ever. And yet even he couldn't bear it anymore. And as Russell Brand so astutely questioned, "Is it melancholy to think that a world that he can’t live in must be broken?" 

But here we are still, while he is not, left to process all the torment and unrest in the world. How can we not feel alone? Abandoned? Hopeless? But as his family urged in the days after his death, use his life as inspiration. If even he could search through his deep, internal darkness of depression and dredge up light and kindness to share with the world, imagine what the rest of us could do. Just imagine.
So do it. No matter small or big, do it. And do it now. It's never too late, never too early.

And oh, hey: love you, noodles. It's always, always good to mention that, too. ♥

#robinwilliams   #depression   #suicide  
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Just a girl who's studying Computer Science, loves everything Google, wants make neat things with code, and eventually be an awesome teacher so I can pay it forward.
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Although I'm sure they have a great selection of meals, we've never been able to order anything but the Pad Thai because it's just SO good! And beware, the spice levels are not disappointing.
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This is an excellent arena with two stories and an observation deck. Staff is laid-back and friendly. I've never played the mini-golf, but then again, I've never seen anyone else play it either.
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I've been once thus far. The food was delicious, but it took a very long time to get it. It has a laid-back atmosphere, so I don't know if they were understaffed or just not very on-the-ball. The place seemed clean and tables were well spaced. I'll likely go again, but if the wait is consistently long I won't be back. 4 stars mainly based on the excellent food.
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This is one of my favourite places to eat! It is usually pretty quiet, but the people there are friendly and the place is clean.
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This Kroger is much better than the other two I've been to here in Louisville. The staff is super friendly and they have more self-checkout lanes.
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They were SUPER nice here. From what I could tell, they were even a bit understaffed that day, but despite the scramble, they still took care of me and every customer in there with courtesy and conversation. Excellent people.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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