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Indoor skydiving in Vegas. Just another day at work.
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Watching Rammstein, processing photos, and enjoying (several) glasses of scotch. Great way to end a wonderful weekend!
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Death is always a surprise. No one expects it. Not even terminal patients think they are going to die in a day or two. I…
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Sporting clays in a nice way to start the day.
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I'm definitely improving; I missed 1 of 6 shots.
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I was joking, the baddie is called Yellow Jacket ;)
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BBQ and board games tonight. 4.5 pounds of pork shoulder in the slow cooker, it already smells wonderful. 🐷
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Tough day at work. The water was fantastic to swim in.
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This is fascinating. I recently started using fountain pens and I agree that the writing experience is quite different.

I'm using pilot varsity (medium nib) and a Lamy Safari (fine nib) pens for my daily writing. I still want to experiment with various ink options.
 
Much like the changing physical design of the phone affected its use for calling people, the changing design of the pen has affected handwriting. You may not realize this, but it's significantly harder on the hands to write with a ballpoint pen than with a fountain pen.

I was personally very aware of this when I was a physicist, since most of the work I had to do was writing and working through page after page of equations, which to this day isn't easy to do on a computer. So it was pens and notebooks all the time, and I became extremely particular about which ones I used: a pen which either had too high a resistance or which dried too slowly, or paper that didn't absorb the ink well, and my work would actively suffer.

(Quite seriously: if your hands hurt too soon, you can't write for hours on end. If the ink smudges as you write -- especially if, like me, you're left-handed -- everything is a lost cause. If the paper doesn't absorb the ink and dry enough for you to flip pages in the notebook, you're lost. Any of these things take time, energy, and concentration, and you simply can't vanish into the flow of the science.)

This article isn't about doing science, but about how the ballpoint pen changed handwriting -- but it's through the exact same process. The various methods of cursive weren't popular primarily for their aesthetics; they were practical methods of writing quickly and legibly. As anyone who remembers having to do this in school can attest, that's always been kind of strange, because with modern pens, Palmer-method cursive is much slower and harder: people tend to develop their own semi-script handwriting for when they actually need to write day-to-day. (Except for handwriting enthusiasts who are doing it for fun)

So when you see the lack of handwriting, instead of crying "O tempora! O mores!," realize that what you're seeing isn't simply a move to computers: it's the evolution of the pen itself.

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Thicker ink meant it didn't smudge as easily as its predecessor, the fountain pen—but it also made writing by hand more physically demanding.
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I recommend trying different nib sizes, too. The Lamy Safari is great for that, because you can easily swap out the nib on it without having to buy another pen.
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Exploding Kittens!
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It's a fun and quick game. I think it's great for casual gamers but it may be too simplistic for advanced gamers. I'm not sure how often I'll replay the game since I've only played once.

I have not looked at the standard deck, the nsfw deck definitely isn't for young children. I think the gameplay could be easily handled by kids (6+ ?).
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I actually received my copy of Exploding Kittens in July, one day after the shipping notification! I'm impressed.
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Yes, mine too. Fun to read.
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Received my Samick Sage 40# recurve bow today! This is my first experience with a bow so I chased a lot of arrows into the wooded area behind my house. I was shooting about 25 feet with 60-70% hit rate. I'm definitely not accurate - just happy that I hit the big yellow square.

It was a bit of a work out but a lot of fun. Logan stayed with me, shot his toy bow, and helped fetch arrows between sets.🎯
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so im thinking the poor will still be poor for a bit till you get practiced up.
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Fry, Bender, Leela, and the rest of the gang were voiced by an incredibly talented cast.
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    Systems Engineer, 2007 - present
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Geek, Dad, Photographer, Googler. I have a passion for programming, photography, and food.
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The samosas are delicious. My dish was not as spicy ad expected or desired.
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I enjoyed the ramen but the gyoza and curry rice are superb.
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reviewed a year ago
They have a large selection of deserts, pastries, and other baked items. It's often busy but you can get through the line very quickly.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The food was incredibly underwhelming; nearly every item tasted, and looked, as though it was frozen or from a can. Everything was very under-seasoned and bland. The eggs were decent, once seasoned, because they were actually cooked fresh. Service was terrible! The waitress kept leaving before we could order for our son, one plate arrived 5 minutes before the others, and we even had to stop our waitress for the check. We have passed this restaurant numerous times and it's always busy. We were shocked with our experience given the number of people that appear to frequent Georgia Diner. We don't plan on returning.
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Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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Fay Da is fast, cheap and absolutely delicious. I find myself getting breakfast from Fay Da at least once a week; I may be addicted to the pork roll. This is a great place to stop on the way to work or on the weekend.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
The food is good but a little expensive; our average price per person was $18. The portions were great, possibly a bit over sized. The chicken cordon bleu sandwich was excellent.
Atmosphere: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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