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I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
 

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hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
 

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hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
That's what long train trips are for.
 

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It irritates me when companies don't email me to let me know my order has shipped. /firstworldproblems
 

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You get lots of pizza shipped to you, Mor?  :D

Is it your new shoes, Shiny?
 

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ZealousZeal said:
You get lots of pizza shipped to you, Mor?  :D
No, I rarely eat from pizza franchises like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut, but they're the only type of business I've seen with such "progress meters".

I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
No, I rarely eat from pizza franchises like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut, but they're the only type of business I've seen with such "progress meters".
I'm teasing- just the "shipping" label on the progress meter made me imagine UPS delivering.  :p

I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
Wise of you.
 

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ZealousZeal said:
It irritates me when companies don't email me to let me know my order has shipped. /firstworldproblems
I've had the email arrive after the delivery. Twice. (To be fair, they were both out-of-this-world fast deliveries, but still.)
 

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I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
"Some books are meant to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested..." - Francis Bacon
 

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I just received word that a friend I met via a music board I frequent, is now going to be the COO of New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center. He hasn't announced it publicly yet.

That is tremendous, and undoubtedly a tough responsibility since they have the reputation being in the top 10 hospitals in the world.

Even more interesting is the fact he listens to about 100x more music than I ever have. His record collection is immense.

He turned me on to a rare DJ Shadow BBC1 one-off show that I am forever grateful.
 

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1) Order some food online from the website of a local pizzeria.
2) Confirm order.
3) "Order has been submitted. Thank you."
4) "Please call if you wish to pay with a credit card."

Wait, wut?
5 months later and the problem remains...

EDIT--Btw, I blame you people for tempting me with your talk of pizza and making me crave some kind of delivered food and not the plain noodles or whatever I have at my place.
 

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Pizza is one of my favorites. It's so delicious! But alas, no pizza for me tonight either.  :'( <- actual weeping
 

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I don't think I've said anything negative about fanfiction... *tries to remember*  I've even flirted with writing some  8)

But my spaghetti, bread sticks, and other assorted food things are here, so I must go for now...

 

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I am now cursing this diabetes medication my doctor put me on... which suppresses the appetite.  :(
 

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ZealousZeal said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
Wise of you.
Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

Ezekiel 3

1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
 

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Asteriktos said:
EDIT--Btw, I blame you people for tempting me with your talk of pizza and making me crave some kind of delivered food and not the plain noodles or whatever I have at my place.
I'm sorry, Asteriktos.  If I were there, I'd bring you some of my chapati and assorted vegetables.  It's not pizza, but we can make it look like one.  Sorta.
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
ZealousZeal said:
Mor Ephrem said:
I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
Wise of you.
Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

Ezekiel 3

1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
That sure would have made graduate school a lot shorter.
 

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biro said:
That sure would have made graduate school a lot shorter.
Definitely.  I like reading, so that's not so much of a problem for me, but eating my Greek and Syriac books for lunch would've saved me so much time that would've been better spent buying Latin and Armenian books for dinner.  I have a big mouth for tongues. 
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
Maybe, but sometimes I wish eating books for their knowledge worked as it did in the Bible:

Ezekiel 3

1 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat what is offered to you; eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.” 2 So I opened my mouth, and he gave me the scroll to eat. 3 And he said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I give you and fill your stomach with it.” Then I ate it; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey.
Sweet! Now I can cross off "Eating books" from my Biblical scavenger hunt.  ;D
 

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Mor Ephrem said:
ZealousZeal said:
You get lots of pizza shipped to you, Mor?  :D
No, I rarely eat from pizza franchises like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza Hut, but they're the only type of business I've seen with such "progress meters".

I get a moderate amount of books shipped to me, but I do not eat them.   
I hate national chain pizza, especially with all the amazing pizza here in Buffalo.
 

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ZealousZeal said:
hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers
 

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hecma925 said:
ZealousZeal said:
hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers
I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.
 

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Arachne said:
hecma925 said:
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Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers
I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.
I've tried several of them and just can't get to liking them.  Also, with the amount I read, it hurts my eyes.
 

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hecma925 said:
Arachne said:
hecma925 said:
ZealousZeal said:
hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers
I heart my Kindles, both of them. Not that they stop me getting print books.
I've tried several of them and just can't get to liking them.  Also, with the amount I read, it hurts my eyes.
I've found it to be the other way around. I can maintain concentration better on the screen than the printed page. The e-reader, which has no backlighting, is quite restful on the eyes; the Fire can be a bit too much. Still wouldn't want to be without either of them.
 

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Arachne said:
I've found it to be the other way around. I can maintain concentration better on the screen than the printed page. The e-reader, which has no backlighting, is quite restful on the eyes; the Fire can be a bit too much. Still wouldn't want to be without either of them.
It might also be that I'm on the computer for the vast majority of my work day.  Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)
 

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hecma925 said:
ZealousZeal said:
hecma925 said:
Asteriktos said:
I hate when you get a new book in the mail, and you're excited and want to start it right away, but you're already reading a bajillion books and know that if you start a new one you'll probably put one of the old ones on the shelf and never finish it.
Story of my life.  My bookshelves are brimming with un- and half-read books.
Mine too.* E-readers have destroyed me. I can have a book in my hands 5 seconds after I decide I want to read it? Goodbye productivity.

*Referring to "story of my life". My bookshelves aren't brimming, but my iPad is.
I hate e-readers
Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.
 

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hecma925 said:
Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)
As a big used books fan, I can say that is often an advantage. :-\

Cyrillic said:
Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.
If you can actually see all the books that you own, you need to buy more asap. :p
 

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Arachne said:
Cyrillic said:
Me too. It just feels good to be able to see all the books that you own.
If you can actually see all the books that you own, you need to buy more asap. :p
Most of it is in boxes. But yes, I should buy more. I should always buy more  :)
 

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Arachne said:
hecma925 said:
Also, e-readers don't smell like books. :)
As a big used books fan, I can say that is often an advantage. :-\
I love the smell of used books.  Especially ones that have been stored in attics and basements in cardboard boxes for years.
 

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I bought an umbrella. I've been trying to live without for years since I'm fairly convinced that the basic function of every umbrella is not to protect from rain but to broke down so that people must buy another one. I hope this one won't get broken so easily.
 

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Alpo said:
I bought an umbrella. I've been trying to live without for years since I'm fairly convinced that the basic function of every umbrella is not to protect from rain but to broke down so that people must buy another one. I hope this one won't get broken so easily.
You have discovered and iterated the basic function of not just umbrellas but of virtually every other mechanical product produced for sale in a consumerist society.  ;D
 

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I've sometimes heard stories about various Soviet techonologies that still work after decades. They are probably fairly ineffective and consume heck of a lot energy but at least they still work.
 
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