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Old 01-22-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Quick update on CSue

I've gotten a number of PMs asking about CanadaSue. She broke a tooth rather badly over the holidays, and has been under a lot of pain. Getting a dentist on an emergency basis in her town is a massive pain in the ass- huge dental shortage. That's basically conspired to keep her from feeling at all like coming online, and I suspect she's put on an artificially cheerful tone the couple of times I've phoned her lately.

No word yet on when she'll be patched up, but I'll let you know when I hear anything. You can set aside any fears of it being anything more serious though; just a really sore tooth and jaw.

Hope this reassures those of you who've been worrying.

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Old 01-22-2009, 12:27 PM   #2
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Thanks Bri, been hoping everything is OK.
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I can't think of anything worse than a tooth ache! (((((HUGS SUE))))

Hope you're back with us soon. You've been missed.

Thank you Brian
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:39 PM   #4
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Oh, crap, poor Sue.

Thanks for letting us know, Bri. A lot of us were concerned, but didn't want to be too nosy.
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:08 PM   #5
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Thanks Bri.

Good wishes for a speedy fix coming her way from me
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:30 PM   #6
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What a weird world we live in.

You're over dodging bullets in Afshitistan and you're answering questions about your mother's wellbeing to people who don't really know either of you.

I think I'm freaking out!

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Old 01-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #7
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What a weird world we live in.

You're over dodging bullets in Afshitistan and you're answering questions about your mother's wellbeing to people who don't really know either of you.

I think I'm freaking out!
That is freaky, isn't it.

Kind of a change in paradigms isn't it? Virtual relationships.

Several years back I was partners in a corporation with a guy in another state I never met. The corporation ran for 3 years and I never met him.

I still haven't met him.

Half the people in my "department" at work live in other parts of the world and I have never met. Even teleconferences are far and few between since we are all in different time zones.

We communicate mostly via e-mail and IM when we are online.
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Old 01-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #8
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Thanks for the update, Bri.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #10
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Thinking of you Sue with lots of plain old fashioned sympathy because pain like that is something you can't just wish away or distract yourself from noticing. For all the progress in medicine and dentistry, what we're left with in our everyday dealings sometimes seems more like third world care. I hope you get a good dentist, and soon.

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Old 01-22-2009, 10:46 PM   #11
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Thanks for giving us an update, Bri.

I sure hope she's feeling better soon cause we miss her.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:58 PM   #12
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What a weird world we live in.

You're over dodging bullets in Afshitistan and you're answering questions about your mother's wellbeing to people who don't really know either of you.

I think I'm freaking out!
Since Banko died I've kinda freaked about it all. I never met him and miss him like crazy.

I've been missing CSue and there were a few anxious moments of "is she okay?"

It's very different to get attached to people I will never meet. Made me wonder...in the past, when people did the pen pal thing....did people get attached like we do now?
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Bri, here's a link from when we first started here at Ce.
This is something you, SD, or your brother can make.
30 dollars in parts


here

I'm really sorry about her teeth.

I had an implant done last year.
They reccommend you quit smoking, but I didn't and it wasn't a problem.
Also, if she goes that route, don't bother with the fake tooth and retainer,
the dentist can open up the hole with successive rings, twice before the final tooth goes in.

Tell her we're all pullin for her
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:43 AM   #14
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What a weird world we live in.

You're over dodging bullets in Afshitistan and you're answering questions about your mother's wellbeing to people who don't really know either of you.

I think I'm freaking out!

Dammit Fart, I count on you for the absurd, not the profound.

But yeah, it is pretty remarkable. I just got back in from a convoy run out to a place that for all intents and purposes could be considered one of the most remote and desolate in the world, and now here I am on the internet from the comfort of my own room in my tent.

The larger my world has become, the smaller it still seems to manage to get...
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:49 AM   #15
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Do you think we can get an update on the Christmas kitties and their elderly mistress?
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:06 AM   #16
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Dammit Fart, I count on you for the absurd, not the profound.
Yea, he did throw everyone a curve with that, didn't he!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:14 AM   #17
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Thanks for the update Bri. Sorry to hear she's not feeling so well though. Hopefully CS will be feeling better soon!
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:33 AM   #18
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Since Banko died I've kinda freaked about it all. I never met him and miss him like crazy.

I've been missing CSue and there were a few anxious moments of "is she okay?"

It's very different to get attached to people I will never meet. Made me wonder...in the past, when people did the pen pal thing....did people get attached like we do now?

Yeah. There are certain people I get a little gitchy about if I don't see a post from them on a regular basis and I worry for them (Bri and Lars, I'm looking at you).

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Dammit Fart, I count on you for the absurd, not the profound
Then hang on to your butt...

I've thought about this, too, prior to Banko: if I get taken out by a crosstown bus some day, would you guys ever know?

I don't share "Fartacus" with my RL family and friends. Fartacus is something special just I know about and that secret identity allows me/him a certain freedom. And I definitely want to keep my RL identity separate from him. I'll tell you about my life through him, but it's always through the filter of Fartacus that you get me.

But if the real me bites it someday, there won't be a wake for "Fartacus" because know one here will know that I'm gone and no one who knows I'm gone will know that Fartacus ever existed.


Dude, I'm, like, blowing my own mind here.
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Having a group of "internet" friends that you've met in real life solves that problem. There are a few that not only know my name and address, but even have my cell number.

I like to think that at least one of them will call eventually if I don't show up and be able to let others know.

And if they don't.... well, I won't be around to care anyway!
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:22 AM   #20
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Years ago I owned tech help chatroom. We had scores of regular members. Most were CS college students and young techie guys. I will call one MrE. MrE was particularly active, spending many hours each day helping users. At night he left his client running as he idled in the channel. One day someone said, "MrE has been quiet for days. Has anyone talked to him?" No. No one talked to him. The days stretched into weeks. Was MrE on vacation? Was he hit by a bus? No one knew anything at all about him. He never talked about his personal life, never met anyone outside of the cyberworld. He had a website and that was untended too. Yet his client lingered on. There he sat in our chatroom.

After a few months his sister signed on and told us MrE was a young man who had suffered from a fatal disease. He was online from his hospital bed. He never said anything to us about it. He was just one of the guys. His sister was going through his things and thought we would like to know.

We traced his chat client to a shell provider. He had prepaid his contract for a year, and they fully intended to let it run until the end. So for a year, MrE sat amongst us, silently.
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Thanks for letting us know Bri. I had a toothache ONCE, and that was more than enough. The pain is very.... demanding.

Has she tried clove oil in the interim?

And YOU - keep yourself safe.
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Ow...dental problems are hell! If it is bad, she should go to an ER and maybe at least they can give her some good drugs.
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Years ago I owned tech help chatroom. We had scores of regular members. Most were CS college students and young techie guys. I will call one MrE. MrE was particularly active, spending many hours each day helping users. At night he left his client running as he idled in the channel. One day someone said, "MrE has been quiet for days. Has anyone talked to him?" No. No one talked to him. The days stretched into weeks. Was MrE on vacation? Was he hit by a bus? No one knew anything at all about him. He never talked about his personal life, never met anyone outside of the cyberworld. He had a website and that was untended too. Yet his client lingered on. There he sat in our chatroom.

After a few months his sister signed on and told us MrE was a young man who had suffered from a fatal disease. He was online from his hospital bed. He never said anything to us about it. He was just one of the guys. His sister was going through his things and thought we would like to know.

We traced his chat client to a shell provider. He had prepaid his contract for a year, and they fully intended to let it run until the end. So for a year, MrE sat amongst us, silently.
How sad. (and creepy -- a cyberghost)
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How sad. (and creepy -- a cyberghost)
sounds like a plot for the Twilight Zone

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sounds like a plot for the Twilight Zone


I thought so, too.

We need to copyright this.
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