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I made the mistake of standing still on the grass for longer than 2 seconds. I was surrounded by 324,823 mosquitoes. Per cubic inch.
Such a funny province. It's either -30°C or +30°C. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sounds like hell. ;) - Jenny H. from Android
Sarah (almost 2) can swiftly pick a fly off a window with deadly precision. "Here, Daddy!" :)
These are my "upgrade" options; thanks but no thanks :-) @TELUS http://ow.ly/i/68UpR
These are my "upgrade" options; thanks but no thanks :-) @TELUS http://ow.ly/i/68UpR
Idk, Kiki has an LG G2, I have the G2 Pro, we both love them. Good, good phones. Especially since they've pushed the Kitkat upgrade to mine (and hoping hers will follow). - Uli
As an iPhone 5 user I would classify an iPhone 6 as an upgrade. But I suspect that this offer is based on the remaining device balance. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Forgive me, FriendFeed, I have sinned. I took the family for hamburgers and milkshakes. You know, all the healthy food groups healthy toddlers need, in one convenient, artery-clogging meal.
The tiny amounts Sophie and Sarah eat amounts to one big bite for me, so any damage would be limited in scope. :-) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
As long as you follow it up with ice cream or chocolate, it's okay. - Professor A.I.
Haha, I tried but they are really full. They are such cheap kids. (Something tells me that at a certain age that might change.) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
RT @jesselynradack: What REAL #spying looks like: #BND agent took 300 internal docs & SOLD to US so US cud thwart German inv'n of #NSA http://www.spiegel.de/politic...
Haven't seen the article in English. Here is a link for the German article: http://www.spiegel.de/politik... - Stephan Planken from iPhone
During the four-hour trip home last night I came across three major accident scenes, each involving multiple vehicles and several rescue vehicles. Just another reminder how a life can change in a split second.
This is keeping me from leaving (should never have attempted a restore in the first place) http://ow.ly/i/68d2P
This is keeping me from leaving (should never have attempted a restore in the first place) http://ow.ly/i/68d2P
Restore from backup on-site failed. You know, this forced me to return home a bit earlier so perhaps it was a good thing it happened. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
During our trip to the city I urged Sophie to keep drinking. I had to pull over several times, once along the busy freeway. I guess I could have seen that coming.
Uh oh. Little bladders. - J. Marie B
Yup. No advanced notice. Gotta go. Now! :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
This should be a #FFSaturday but our mother was a young widow who had only learned to drive at 37 years old. We were 7 and 2 for our first trip to visit the grandparents. Mother would NOT ever stop on the way. We were taught to pee in a 2 lb. coffee can in a moving car. We never spilled a drop. #tmi - Janet
That's a good skill to have, Janet! - Melly
TeeHee Melly! I have honed my skills to smaller containers in a pinch. ;) This would be my boating category. - Janet
It would totally lead to mutiny here. Or smelly vehicles. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Visited my boss in the hospital where he was transferred to for one of the surgeries on his long road to recovery. Sophie made him a drawing. It is a good reminder how accidents can just happen, and can easily affect the rest of your life.
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Next surgery will be nine hours, with three surgeons. They will work on muscles, blood vessels, nerves. This stuff is so complex it blows my mind. I'm glad he is still around to tell the tale. He even got to keep his leg as a bonus. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It’s hot outside. But not nearly as hot as inside this Tim Hortons.
Nice balance
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The universe provides, Stephan :) - Pete
True. Good morning, Pete. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan :) - Pete
Playing the ‘single’ version of Let It Go for Sophie. Not even a few seconds in she remarks: Dad, that’s not the right version.
Can't trick her. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Wrinkle free isn’t. http://ow.ly/i/668zV
Wrinkle free isn’t. http://ow.ly/i/668zV
Don't tell me I have to iron shirts for the first time in years. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Damp spray to smooth out the wrinkles, then hang to dry in the bathroom? - Betsy
I'll try that, Betsy. Anything but ironing. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
"Amex is the only credit card we accept". No problem, I will do business elsewhere.
I'm sure that was said sometime in 1995? - Uli
As a joke? - Eivind
American friend came over a few years back and wanted to see some local sights but insisted on paying. We grudgingly agreed. First place we get to he pulls out his American Express, girl at the counter looks at it, frowns, shakes her head. She'd clearly never seen one before. So he pulled out a Visa card only to be told they only accept Chip and PIN versions. The look on his face was fantastic. We got to treat him instead so that worked out okay. - Mark H
No, this is a company I want to by current transducers from last night. I wanted to expedite the order (worth a few $k) until I read with their contact info that they don't accept anything else but American Express. I found another company (in Canada, so no border delays!) so I'll call them this morning. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
For the longest time we had a Tim Hortons in a nearby town where they only accepted cash or debit cards. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
RT @meggiedoodah: Happy Canada D'Eh.
Home for July 1!
Happy Canada Day! - Betsy
Happy Canada Day Stephan! - mina_sydney from iPhone
Home for Canada's birthday! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Happy Canada Day! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Glad to be home (for a few days) to put my girls to bed.
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It’s been a 21-hour work day. This boy is getting a tad tired.
24 hours. A bag of corn chips is being attacked. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
It's lime flavor. What the hell did I buy? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
dear lord, why so long??? and maybe the bunneh changed out flavors for you...just for the moment of random? - Sir Shuping is just sir
No, if it was Bunneh they'd be cilantro flavoured. - Melly
maybe he got them confused? they are both green after all :) - Sir Shuping is just sir
I hope you're sleeping now. - Eric - Back to the Grill from iPhone
Ha, Melly, wish I had seen those. :) Problems kept cascading until we finally had an acceptable work around. Regret the choice to stay that long now. We don't owe our employer or customer our health, just our loyalty to a (reasonable) degree. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I’m working with some of the most capable and motivated folks. Haven’t seen that a lot the past 15 years.
Life saver! http://ow.ly/i/64dSd
I took some. And then some. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Password is 1111 with just a slow up/down arrow. Ridiculous. And lengthy http://ow.ly/i/649Ag
Password is 1111 with just a slow up/down arrow. Ridiculous. And lengthy  http://ow.ly/i/649Ag
...what...what is it? - Sir Shuping is just sir
Looks like a PLC of some sort. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I had to step through this in single increments (old Rockwell soft starter). - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Electrician: Control system engineers are the reason I drink. Control system engineer: Electricians are the reason I drink.
Cheers, electricians and control system engineers :) - Eivind from Android
Electrical and Control Systems Technician: Oh shit, they're drunk again. I'll get on and build this, shall I? :-D - Slippy: Potato Croquette
Slippy, come on over and help speed this up. I planned to leave Monday afternoon but at this pace I'll be here another week. Ain't gonna happen. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Eivind, unfortunately the only drink I had last night was orange juice. Straight. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
All the normal hotel noises and city noises make me realize how blessed I am living in the sticks. Who needs sleep anyway.
If I can stay awake and focus, it will be a good day. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
One can get addicted to "normal" noises. I know someone who claims to wake up every time a nightly passing train is not on schedule :) - Eivind from Android
My aunt and uncle used to live on a train line. The XPT went by in the middle of the night every night. When I stayed there, I always woke up. They never did. I guess the same goes for houses with chiming clocks? - Melly
I wake up from every loud vehicle, police sirens, slamming door, etc. I maybe had one hour in total. Unfortunately, I am staying there until I'm done, whenever that may be. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Purchase some earplugs at the drugstore. I'm never without mine. I definitely think it depends on what you're used to. When I was a kid I couldn't sleep well at my grandparents because it was *too* quiet. - Spidra Webster
I like a certain amount of "city noise", but I don't mind "country noise" either. Not sure what "hotel noise" is though. I probably wouldn't like it if it's elevators and ice machines. - Professor A.I.
If you ever plan on multiple bone fractures between knee and ankle, don't bother. It's a mess and requires lengthy surgery. Ask my boss.
Good tip! But owww. - Stephen Mack
Oooh no. - Janet
How did it happen? - Sean McBride
They were handling a heavy steel screw auger; it fell and landed on him. Steel is very unforgiving. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Oh, ouch :( - Jennifer Dittrich
May his recovery go well -- that had to be a nightmare. - Sean McBride
I'm in the middle of nowhere. Technical support is unavailable on a Saturday. I am stuck. I called an employee of our Siemens supplier for technical support (though I hesitated, I hate doing it). He texted someone else and within 10 minutes I had my problem solved. This guy is always going above and beyond; you don't see that every day.
FriendFeed cracked me up this morning. Thanks everyone. :)
*bows* - Melly
Someone hit the bumper cover, busted the lights and dented the body in the school parking lot. Nice role model! http://ow.ly/i/62CmX
Someone hit the bumper cover, busted the lights and dented the body in the school parking lot. Nice role model! http://ow.ly/i/62CmX
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
We just dropped off flowers for the teachers to thank them for their hard work and taking such good care of Sophie. I suspect it was the truck behind her. It hit the car pretty hard as I found plastic 20 feet away. Just one of those things you can do without. You know, I'm so tired, I can't even be angry. That will come once I receive the estimate. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Ugh, what a shame. - Marie
And with the end of today pre-kindergarten is now just beautiful memories. I can't believe Sophie will go to kindergarten after summer. I'm thankful she was in such good care with teachers who really, really care.
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