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    No. Usually I get really psyched up about it, seeking out new horror movies, getting into the mood, but I've been super-organized with my time, pretty much down to to the nearest five-minute interval, so I'll hang with my uncle, his sister, see some of the nephew costumes (oldest one wanted to go as R2-D2, for some reason I don't know), maybe help hand out candy for a few hours. Maybe play some spooky Bach on piano. TBH, I'm more psyched to go to mass for All Saints Days -- gotta stop slacking on that front.

    TNP has had a few isolated days over the past two weeks when he or she just ate too much, and was not happy at the need to readjust for the rest of the week.
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    Yes. Just last night, as a matter of fact - went to Harry Buffalo and overdid it on the BBQ wings. =burp=

    TNP will be handing out candy to costumed folk tonight.

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    Nah, kid took care of it, as he has since he stopped going out trick or treating himself.

    TNP had no left over candy as of November 1.

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    Not so - still have about two dozen small bags of chocolate M&Ms.

    TNP will climb at least three flights of stairs today.

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    No, did not. Sounds kind of fun to run up 3 flights and pretend to be in some spy movie, and make some ridiculous excuse for being out of breath when meeting the people on the upper floor.

    TNP is extremely tired of hearing pervert journalists pander to their deviant public about alleged sex criminals, bestiality fans, mad gropers, Hollywood homosexuals, transgenders, streakers, runaway brides, whatever. By all means, arrest the offenders, report on that, if you must, just shut up in general. Yes, I know people have been obsessed with everything naughty since forever, but surely one needn't lower oneself to the primitive Mediterranean classical world.

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    Kinda torn. Some of this stuff desperately needed to get out, but I already see a degree of pandering and witch-hunting that's kind of scary.

    TNP is already tired of November.

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    But... but... it just started! So, no.

    TNP has already done at least half of his or her year-end-holiday shopping.

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    Yes, I have done all of the none shopping for this year. I'm doing no holidays anything this year. They are disruptive, intolerable, and unruly.

    TNP has a preference for being "interred" in an empty swimming pool, a medical waste dumpster, or a shallow grave.

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    Nah, whatever.

    TNP would mildly like having their ashes scattered at Disney's Haunted Mansion.

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    No, thanks. After having organs harvested, I'll be cremated and the ashes buried in the family plot in my Ohio hometown, I expect.

    TNP has already signed up to be an organ donor.

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    If it's that thing you check on a US driver's license, then sure. If it's something extra, then sure I would, but that seems like a lot of effort.

    TNP is feeling pretty good about November, despite Thanksgiving and other petty annoyances.

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    Yeah, more or less, although some of the local elections yesterday didn't turn out the way I'd hoped they would.

    TNP has already, or will be, voting in an election this month.

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    Nah, nothing going on in Ontario at the moment, at least in my area.

    TNP takes their coffee black.

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    Hot, sweet and black, just like my Communications officers.

    TNP is a Trekker.

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    Sure, I like ST:TNG, and the movies. I'm sure I've seen all TOS -- they're a good glimpse at pre-TJ Hooker Shatner, and pre-Night of the Lepus DeForest Kelley. I'd say that qualifies me as a Trekker, just not an obsessive one.

    TNP is sure Khatia Buniatishvili had two very good reasons for wearing her costume to perform the Schumann piano concerto.

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    Yes, indeed. But I'm now afraid she might catch a chill.

    TNP thinks boobs and classical music are a match made in heaven.

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    They sure can be. I'm pretty sure that Ms. Buniatishvili, at age 30, had the same idea, but that can't be too comfortable, jogging in place in one of the virtuoso concerti. Well, I respect her for knowing her audience.

    TNP thinks the odds of being a bachelor in his 40s, no matter how well-groomed and urbane, not being regarded by most young woman as some kind of old goat are pretty slim. BUT TNP THINKS IT IS POSSIBLE!

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    Absolutely.

    TNP firmly believes that if anyone can pull it off, it'll be Jizz.

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    Well. I don't think that's a question can answer False/True.

    TNP can only truly say that his or her world has become more tightly controlled the older he or she becomes more mature.

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    Nah, I've had more or less the same level of control for years now.

    TNP could do with a cuppa joe right about now.

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    Yes, but fortunately have one to hand.

    TNP is fond of lattes.

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    Not particularly. I'm more of a mocha guy.

    TNP has been inside a Starbucks in the past 24 hours.

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    Yeah, just got out.

    TNP thinks that Starbucks is pretty easy to handle, and doesn't understand why people make jokes about it.

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    Any giant, omnipresent and very successful corporation is going to have its critics.

    TNP would someday like to own a giant, omnipresent and very successful corporation.

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    Own? Sure. But more like being the owner of a professional sports team, just sit in a private room and have people bring me things. I would consider it horrible to waste time dealing with the kinds of people I could trick or browbeat into working for me.

    TNP is very frustrated by setting up new mobile phones and getting them to work the way I want them to.

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    Own? Sure. But more like being the owner of a professional sports team, just sit in a private room and have people bring me things. I would consider it horrible to waste time dealing with the kinds of people I could trick or browbeat into working for me.

    TNP is very frustrated by setting up new mobile phones and getting them to work the way I want them to.

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    Absolutely. My new iPhone has been just about as much a pain in the ass as it has been a change for the better.

    TNP prefers Apple products to any other.

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    No -- Apple's one advantage is have a Unix-like core, but I don't care about the fancy desktop applications. This new iPhone (don't know what model, the cheapest) is pretty admirably plug-and-play, but it infuriates me that I can't crack the impenetrable sandboxed case when something doesn't work and try to fix it. Also, not having access to the battery makes me very unhappy -- if I want the phone off, I want to be able to do so. Also, Sprint is fucking the worst fucking carrier in the fucking planet. What are they hard of antennae? 1x speed data? Maybe occasionally an hour of what they claim is 3G? Who told them they could work with men? I'm going to find out who's dick they're sucking on and have them fired.

    TNP is regularly appalled by how little about society's "rules of the game" some people know.
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    I don't think I'm so much appalled anymore -- there are a lot of people in the world, and some of them aren't going to get it, but I am capable of occasionally being surprised/irritated.

    TNP is still capable of being surprised by how people will desperately try to make easy things difficult.

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    No. It takes a special talent to take the laziest, most efficient path. Not many are called, and few are chosen. Of those few, still fewer do it correctly.

    TNP can name a novel he or she recently decided to start reading in again, and will do so.

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    Probably the most recent was George R.R. Martin's clever, very readable sf environmental satire Tuf Voyaging, a longtime favorite of mine.

    TNP has read a GRRM novel other than one of the Game of Thrones books.

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    No. I only know who he is because the Robot Chicken people mentioned his name once.

    TNP is bored of Facebook -- too many old people on it.

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    Having never been on FB, I can hardly say that I'm bored of it.

    TNP is bored of this planet - too many young people on it.

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    Mostly bored of most things and most people. If I don't approve, it's garbage, and since most of what I disapprove of comes from illiterate children, I'd have no problem disposing of most of them.

    TNP thinks nerds should be put in a cage, and their results read every so often and interpreted by hu
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    I don't know who hu is, so I guess not.

    TNP knows the first names of at least five nerds, and will share them here.

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    Yeah, I'll go IRL, Johnathan, Jonathan (two separate people, two different spellings), Hannah, Eric, Greg.

    TNP has a position on the geek vs. nerd: who is cooler? "debate"

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    I think geeks are cooler, because they can at least (according to the stereotypes) do something useful, while nerds are simply social misfits.

    TNP disagrees with that assessment.

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    No, that's what I heard, I guess. I think nerds do stuff, too, but they're just really annoying about it, but that's nitpicking, really.

    TNP didn't know that on some or many bulletin board software "enter post" boxes you can use shortcuts, for example, ctrl-I for italics. I honestly thought everyone was typing 11 characters versus the 4 needed for asterisk to code it, or pressing the little picture of italic.

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