February 20, 2006

10K: Shit! YES! [/sad twat]

posted by JJ to navel gazing at 04:00 PM - 37 comments

Sorry - it was childish, but I'm jet-lagged and half-cut so I couldn't resist it. I've been away for a few days, so I missed the conclusion of the "how to change the registration process" debate(s) - I'm not trying to reignite that debate, but will say that I like the three questions thing, especially the international version. Nice work whoever came up with that.

posted by JJ at 04:03 PM on February 20

Member count on front page says 9988, does that mean 22 members have been booted? Get anywhere w/ the column JJ? I'm gonna keep bugging you till I read it. Don't rush though, make sure it is up your standard.

posted by njsk8r20 at 04:13 PM on February 20

10k on SpoFi 2.0. That's a nice convergence.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:46 PM on February 20

Moronic convergence?

posted by rcade at 05:03 PM on February 20

How do I plug in the 2.0 of this software? Thank you, please be telling me. I urgently await your answer and your bank account number so I can transfer funds. Be thanking you.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:19 PM on February 20

i'm # 2764. i joined almost six months to the day ago. what has contributed to the rapid rise in membership the last six months? congratulations, i guess, to those who put this site together. i enjoy it very much and probably spend more time on here than I should. thanks for turning me into a computer-online community geek

posted by erkno11 at 07:30 PM on February 20

I feel old.

posted by 86 at 07:34 PM on February 20

I know what you mean.

posted by chicobangs at 07:57 PM on February 20

I thought about doing what JJ did, but I got distracted the last couple of days. My username would have been: grum_would_be_perfection ("Friends" reference, plus 10000 being a nice perfect number)

posted by grum@work at 08:11 PM on February 20

I feel old. Yeah, but the passing of the fourth year made me feel even older. That's like...a decent chunk of my life, and even more of the life I can remember.

posted by Ufez Jones at 08:35 PM on February 20

Voom! What was that? That was your life, mate. Do I get another? No, sorry.

posted by owlhouse at 08:39 PM on February 20

Ah yes, happy... I remember that

posted by JJ at 05:21 AM on February 21

njsk8r20 - member count, smember count - it's all about the shirt number. I had a stab at writing the column while I was in Dubai, but it came out as a self pitying lamentation of my fall from sporting glory and included far too many details about my own mental state (which no one wants to hear about - not even me). I've tried again, but it was lacking something. I may wait until the end of the winter Olympics and focus on Bode. Everyone else seems to be doing so.

posted by JJ at 05:24 AM on February 21

njsk8r20 - on a completely unrelated topic, and in complete violation of every rule on the site - I spent a night in NJ last week! They shut down all the airports so I ended up stranded and spending an unplanned night in a Days Inn near the GW bridge! Surprised we didn't bump into each other.

posted by JJ at 05:29 AM on February 21

Actually I don't live there anymore. The company I was working for went under and another company in KY that came in to buy equipment during the going out of business sale hired me. So here I am in Wildcats country and had to join Spofi to have an intellegent hockey conversation. Oh well, I guess I liked the idea of the column because I never had the motivation to play organized sports in school. I hated the way coaches, parents, and other kids gave someone a hard time if they struck out or fumbled the ball etc... Anyway, JJ thanks for trying.

posted by njsk8r20 at 07:40 AM on February 21

Oh I'm still trying - I'm no quitter - I had that psychoically driven into me for many years by my coach. *facial twitch*

posted by JJ at 09:14 AM on February 21

Lexington, nj? I used to go there for conferences all the time. Nice town.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:25 AM on February 21

It looked lovely under 26.9 inches of snow.

posted by JJ at 09:32 AM on February 21

Can't say I miss that. We got one whole inch down here and believe it or not, they cancelled school (pansies).

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:43 AM on February 21

njsk8r20: We got one whole inch down here Hey hey hey hey!

posted by worldcup2002 at 12:37 PM on February 21

Well, not trying to brag or anything.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:46 PM on February 21

We got one whole inch down here If you need help with that you might want to check what your spam filter is catching.

posted by gspm at 12:50 PM on February 21

You mean what Matt from Florida takes that his girlfriend thinks is natural?

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:15 PM on February 21

We got one whole inch down here and believe it or not, they cancelled school (pansies). We get that a lot down here in Raleigh as well, but when you correctly budget only a buck and a half for snow removal, then it's pretty understandable why everything shuts down for a while at the slightest hint of winter weather.

posted by NoMich at 01:24 PM on February 21

We should all chip in and buy NoMich a broom.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 01:36 PM on February 21

No need for a broom. If I need to sweep any dusting of snow out of the way, I make my dogs sit and then talk happytalk to them to get their tails going. Voila, nothing to sweep anymore. Or I could just "shovel", Chicago style. Just dump 10 lbs. of salt over everything.

posted by NoMich at 01:40 PM on February 21

I'll pay extra because I have to admit to taking some enjoyment from those dustings down South that result in 30 car pile-ups.

posted by yerfatma at 01:47 PM on February 21

Now that I've moved from North Carolina to Northern Indiana, I'm getting a whole new appreciation for the art of snow clearing. They do not fuck around up here, that's for sure. I'm finding it's impossible to keep your car clean in the wintertime up here, however.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 02:19 PM on February 21

That's what carports and garages are for, TBH.

posted by NoMich at 02:23 PM on February 21

That's what carports and garages are for, TBH. Silly warm weather folk. Your car becomes the color of salt with or without a garage.

posted by tron7 at 03:52 PM on February 21

NoMich, actually, my garage is for my wife's car.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:55 PM on February 21

who spoiled my fun in the bing bang boom thread

posted by erkno11 at 07:00 PM on February 21

Silly warm weather folk. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I misread his original statement. And for the record, I'm born 'n bred in lake effect snows of Antrim County, Michign. I've only been down south for ~10 years.

posted by NoMich at 07:06 PM on February 21

Oh Yeah Antrim County. Last weekend they closed the roads except emergency traffic and it was no dusting! Oh Yeah!!!!

posted by skydivemom at 07:22 PM on February 21

Well that sucks, wish we could get some lake effect snow.

posted by tron7 at 07:54 AM on February 22

Local radio personality "12 inches of snow was forcast and everyone bought all the eggs, milk and bread there was. I'm pissed that nobody invited me to their french toast party."

posted by njsk8r20 at 08:04 AM on February 22

You people would never survive in New England. :) We spit on your 1 inch of snow. We laugh in the face of your road-closing-emergency-traffic-only-everyone-into-the-storm-bunkers 1 inch of snow.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:13 AM on February 22

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