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It got so cold last night that when I tried to open the screen door coming home from work, the handle snapped off in my hand.

Just broke like a stick of Pocky.

It's a good thing people were home or I wouldn't have been able to get in the house.


WB 14-5

Una consulta con Walter Mercado

You have consulted the famous Latin psychic, Walter Mercado, to read your future. He asks what you will do or what you think your friends will do when his predictions occur. For each situation write a complete sentence using the future. Follow the model.


Some psychic. How does he not know?

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The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]

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So, 20 for me, unless I counted wrong. I'm not unhappy that the number's low, really, because many of the books on that list are ones that I make a point of not reading (The Da Vinci Code, for example, or On the Road). There's a few on there that are on my list of Books I Have to Read, but not too many. Still, I was thinking that I really should start reading more again, and then I remembered that oh right, I have. I just haven't finished anything recently. Let's see, right now I'm reading Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, Expecting Adam, Anne of Windy Poplars, Stiffed, and am about 900 pages into Don Quixote, which I started reading over two years ago. So maybe I don't need to be quite so quick with the self-flagellation.
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    Anuna--War is Over

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About the only thing I like about this school is its always-open computer lab. Granted, this is KU, so the lab is located halfway to nowhere and is not very much fun to get to on nights like this, but still, always! open! That is not to be sneezed at.

For some strange reason, the lab tends to be pretty empty at this hour, but just now some guy came in. He is talking to himself. I can just barely make out what he is saying as he roots around at the other end of the room. Apparently he has forgotten something and does not relish the idea of having to traverse back to his starting point to get it. (I can sympathize.) However, he talks to himself with a fluency and ease that suggests he's been doing this for awhile, possibly for years. This unnerves me. I mean, I talk to myself too, a lot, but at least I'm usually self-aware enough not to do it in front of other people.

And now he has walked across the room (TOWARDS ME D: ) and into the bathroom, and shut and locked the door. And he is still talking to himself. The talking (and if this guy truly has no internal monologue, I can only guess what the topic of conversation is) is occasionally interspersed with grunts and groans of pleasure. Do not want. Headphones going in, Across the Universe coming on, now...
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    Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup...

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Laura: Hi, I'd like to deposit this check.
Nice Bank Teller: Oh, um... (looking at the deposit slip) Is this your account number?
Laura: ...Yes...
NBT: (looking at computer) Oh, it is an account number! Wow, it sure is short! You must have opened this account a long time ago!
Nice Desk Lady: Is there anything I can help you with?
Laura: Yes, my account balances are kind of low right now and I was wondering if I was being charged any fees for that.
NDL: (looking at her computer) Well, normally we would, but we've grandfathered your account. Apparently you opened this account before the current rules applied. Did you used to bank with [One Merger Ago Bank]?
Laura: Actually, with [Two Mergers Ago Bank].
NDL: I see.

Laura's Friend: Oh wow, I feel so old! I must be the oldest person here! Tomorrow I'll be able to drink.
Laura: ...

James: I used to watch this when I was a kid!
Laura: ...I used to watch this when I was a kid.

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    They Might Be Giants--Older