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November 12th, 2006


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04:53 pm - A Special Day
Charlie and I spent much of today cleaning the garage and carport, attempting to get the '72 Chrysler started, blowing leaves off the walk, and generally puttering about outside the house. Later on in the afternoon, I walked up to him.

"Honey," I said, "do you know what today is?"

He stared at me for a moment, obviously madly calculating possible dates. "It's not your birthday," he said confidently.

"No," I replied, "It's not my birthday."

The wheels in his head began spinning again as he tried to figure out what was up. Suddenly, the light went on. "Um ... if it's November 14th, I know what today is," he ventured.

"It's not November 14th," I assured him.

"Oh good!" he looked relieved.

"But November 14th is coming right up, so this is your reminder."

He grinned at me. "Okay, cool, thanks."

"Because, you know," I went on, "this is becoming like an annual joke on my blog -- how we're always forgetting our anniversary. That's two years in a row now, and people are laughing at us."

He giggled and gave me a hug. Now, what do you want to bet that even after that, we're STILL going to forget our anniversary this year?

I will simply say that I am not giving good odds.

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From:passion_nymph
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
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I loves you guys.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 13th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
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~sigh~
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From:photog42
Date:November 13th, 2006 05:49 am (UTC)
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I'm sure someone here will remind you this time.
Not me, mind you. Dates seem to have an automatic SEP field erected around them.
What were we talking about again?
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From:sushirob
Date:November 13th, 2006 06:44 am (UTC)
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well duh, by definition its an SEP
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From:photog42
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:48 pm (UTC)
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True. I do remember my own birthday and Christmas, but prezzies were an incentive there. And New Year's Eve/Day and the 4th of July are gimmes. Other than that, it's a toss-up.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 13th, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
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"What were we talking about again?"

Um ... whether a hunter or a warlock is better for solo combat in World of Warcraft?

Or ... something about figs maybe?
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From:photog42
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
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Figs make lousy solo toons. They are a squishy with no spellcasting abilities.
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From:sushirob
Date:November 13th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
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Hunter, no question
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From:stardragonca
Date:November 15th, 2006 09:33 am (UTC)
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Peter Heinlein,Viennese clockmaker,sold the first watches in 1540, a mere sixty years after Leonardo da Vinci invented the spinning wheel.
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From:siliconshaman
Date:November 13th, 2006 09:36 am (UTC)
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You do know you can set up an email so it automatically gets sent on a particular date.[just google for futureme.com]

Half the trick to remembering stuff is remembering to use reminders...and yes that is as recursive as it sounds.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 13th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)
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Dude. It gets worse. I *WROTE* a program to send automatic email reminders of important dates. This program is in use on many websites, some of which have been set up entirely around the use of said program.

And yes, you do have to remember to set the fricking thing up.

Hence, the problem.
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From:siliconshaman
Date:November 13th, 2006 02:31 pm (UTC)
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*facepalm*

Ok, you're a hopeless case then.
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From:otterprincess
Date:November 13th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
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Oh we'd laugh even if y'all remembered your day. ;^)
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From:photog42
Date:November 14th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
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I forgot what I was going to say...

You guys have a good day, whatever it was.
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From:mrsveteran
Date:November 15th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
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Hahaha! Thanks. :-)

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