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I forgot I still had it, it was buried underneath some old files. I'm not going to try and revive it, but the only thing broken on it is the antenna. (!)
 

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I just finished re-watching The Office on Netflix. It's as good as I remember it, with a few exceptions in the later seasons. Today, however, I clicked on a YouTube video that had the theory that Toby was actually the Scranton Strangler. It was actually quite convincing, and I even saw another video that had the same theory. Now I want to watch it again to look for clues. o_O

Is anyone else a fan of the show? My mind is a little blown right now.

Edit: Start this video at 8 minutes to get the Toby theory.

 

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Ladies and Gentlemen, meet my second cellular telephone.

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The moving boxes are starting to pile up, and the procrastination is finally at an end. The house goes on the market this Thursday...! Still haven't secured a place down there, but that should be done relatively soon. I may have an interview for a position down there shortly, so no turning back now!

I mentioned this in the Netflix thread, but watch "Disenchantment" if you get a chance. I loved it.
 

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There was nothing better than slamming that phone shut. Almost as good as slamming down a land line. This whole end call thing is just not the same
 

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I’ve been having dreams centered on cruise ships. Quite weird, different ships, but always a crazy chase and get lost on massive cruise ships. I might need a vacation.
I have never been inside a cruise ship. I saw a few of them years ago when I was able to go to the city of San Juan.

Seen them from the outside, made me feel like I am seeing a giant starship from Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica!!!
 

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I have never been inside a cruise ship. I saw a few of them years ago when I was able to go to the city of San Juan.

Seen them from the outside, made me feel like I am seeing a giant starship from Star Trek or Battlestar Galactica!!!
They are like a cross between a galactic starship and a Vegas casino.... but with more people!
 

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The "For Sale" sign goes up today. Freaky!

I've lived at this address longer than anywhere else I've lived, so it's bittersweet. Now that this is a go, I'm hoping for a quick sale so I can get out of here.
Best wishes, big step but it can be fun
 

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House sold two weeks to the day we listed it...!

Here's a brief recap of how my weekend started.

-4pm on Friday: Deal is done and I get to put the "SOLD" sign out front.
-5pm on Friday (Approximately): F3 tornado hits the city. **
-8am on Saturday: Drive to GTA to look at houses
-4pm on Saturday: After looking at 10(!) places, make a lease offer.
-9pm on Saturday: Arrive back home, sleep for 10 hours.
-Sunday: Totally bagged, waiting for confirmation of lease.

Criminy!

**Our area of the city got hit by the storm, and we only lost power for about 9-10 hours. The actual tornado struck about 20 minutes north of here, and it looks like there's similar destruction 5 minutes south of us. To call it lucky is an understatement. There are still parts of the city without power.

Tad: How did your neighbourhood make out?
 

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Matt, glad you missed the paths of destruction!

We lost power at about six on Friday -- I was still at work, and lost power just minutes after my wife had texted me about losing it at home. Getting home was fun because Prince of Wales was blocked by downed hydro lines just north of Collonade (I could see several snapped poles there, and a number of uprooted trees). Detouring along Collonade we had to weave around tree branches (I stopped to pull a few off the road, and someone with a pick up had just dragged a major limb off to the grass), but north of there the only issues were from all the traffic lights being out.

We got power back Saturday afternoon. But a lot of our neighborhood still doesn't (north side of Wellington mostly doesn't, south side mostly does)

So no real damage or loss for us, I really feel for the people who had houses ripped apart by tornadoes though!
 

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I freely admit to being unconvinced by the tornado alert they sent to the phones. This was the third time that they’ve done it, and I was beginning to feel it was a “Chicken Little” thing until the clouds started churning. Once the photos and videos of the damage started showing up online, I couldn’t believe how lucky our area of town was.

When I left for Toronto in the morning, not a single traffic light was functioning. I was so surprised that over 12 hours later as I returned to Ottawa, that all of them were still off. As bad as I knew it was the night before, I had no idea the full scale until I got back to town again and paid attention to the news.

I had real mixed emotions about leaving Ottawa before this happened. Now I feel downright awful. It’s like I’m jumping ship.
 

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Overnight they got almost all of the traffic lights back up -- man those crews must be tired, but they are doing incredible work :)

And I also totally ignored the tornado alert, other than rolling my eyes.
 
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