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Today is a bad day for me, the anniversary of my mom's death. It's been ten years now, so I've been trying to use that milestone as a way of trying to put aside some more of the pain over this, and have been pretty successful. Sadly, however, a friend of ours just lost his mom this week, and we are to go offer condolences at some sort of pre-funeral gathering today, which is interesting timing to say the least. Undeterred, we will make the best of this, and I will still try to use the experience in a positive way. No one needs to feel bad about this, I'm fine. Just over-sharing as usual.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 20:11 Redmask
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 19:06:
But you can get free purchases from Bing rewards just by searching with Bing. So, I have the full suite in PinballFX2 for free...!


This reads like a cheesy advertising line or something.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 19:45 nin
 
Enahs wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 19:43:
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 19:34:
But Pinball FX2 is free in the Windows 8 store.

As it is on steam.


I guess he confused me. Because he said it was 66% off, which implies not free.

I confuse easily, so its ok.

They charge for the tables (like you mentioned), and most are $1.00 today. I grabbed 9 I was missing. I'm not really a fan of their $3 a table, but a buck each is great.




 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 19:43 Enahs
 
nin wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 19:34:
But Pinball FX2 is free in the Windows 8 store.

As it is on steam.


I guess he confused me. Because he said it was 66% off, which implies not free.

I confuse easily, so its ok.
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 19:34 nin
 
But Pinball FX2 is free in the Windows 8 store.

As it is on steam.

 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 19:06 Enahs
 
PHJF wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 16:49:
Pinball FX2 is 66% off on Steam. Ain't the world's most accurate pinball sim but some of the tables are a lot of fun.

I hate to stoke the fire, cause I know most people love to hate Win 8 and Microsoft. But Pinball FX2 is free in the Windows 8 store. It only comes with the mars table, you purchase the others ala the 360. But you can get free purchases from Bing rewards just by searching with Bing. So, I have the full suite in PinballFX2 for free...!

 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 18:26 xXBatmanXx
 
"time heals all wounds"

Mostly true. I am a grown man, with a house and family of my own, but I still weep like the little boy I was at the time of his passing every time I visit my grandfathers grave. There are probably many explanations for it, of which I really don't care to discuss or hear an explanation - but I don't think time heals ALL wounds......
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 17:52 Cutter
 
Capella wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 13:29:
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 11:15:
"Say not in grief, "He is no more.", but live in thankfulness that he was."
- Hebrew proverb

What a wonderful saying.


Yeah, one of my best friends died - coming up on 4 years this December - and at the time when it was all going on I was out on a bender. So one night in a regular haunt of mine I met a physicist and we got to talking about life, the universe and everything. And we both sort of agreed that - speaking in terms of physics - that his energy/atoms were already on their way to be recycled by the cosmos -as nothing is wasted. We both agreed it was a pretty decent arguement for reincarnation - after a fashion, and not the Hindu sense.

Anyway, he had a lot of interesting things to say about death, time, energy, et al. And finally, being raised Jewish himself, he told me that old adage and I found it helped immensely moving past the grief. I suppose the other old adage of "time heals all wounds" is very true as well, and for all of us and whatever losses we suffer it's nice that over time when we look back we can smile and laugh more about the good times than dwelling on the pain of our losses.

So let's raise a glass tonight to those departed and those still with us. L'chaim, my friends!
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 16:49 PHJF
 
Pinball FX2 is 66% off on Steam. Ain't the world's most accurate pinball sim but some of the tables are a lot of fun.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 16:47 BobBob
 
My wife lost her mom years ago and it still hurts her to this day. I make an effort to visit my mom whenever we can. You just never know when that moment will happen. Cheer up Blue. Focus on your wife and living loved ones. Give them all big hugs and lots of love. Cherish the people you have around today. Tomorrow is unpredictable.

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10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 16:45 Acleacius
 
I'm thankful to know, through you guys there are parents worth grieving. Cheers

Both my parents have committed unspeakable acts and there will there be no grief. Don't misunderstand this as a lack of empathy or humanity, it's neither. It's the realization that some people exist who are so psychotically deluded, narcissistic and sociopathic they refuse to be treated, no matter how much destruction their decisions and behavior cause. And sometimes, these people can be your parents.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 13:29 Capella
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 18, 2013, 11:15:
"Say not in grief, "He is no more.", but live in thankfulness that he was."
- Hebrew proverb

What a wonderful saying.

Hang in there Blue. Not a day goes by that I don't think about my dad. My mom gets mad at me because I don't go to the cemetery with her but I just lose it when I go. After 12 years you would think it would get better.

 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 12:52 nin
 

Hope things go as well as they can today, Blue.

 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 11:57 xXBatmanXx
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 11:27 Creston
 
Good luck on a tough day, Blue.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 11:15 Cutter
 
"Say not in grief, "He is no more.", but live in thankfulness that he was."
- Hebrew proverb
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 11:09 Verno
 
My girlfriend lost her mother a few years ago to a brain tumor and while comforting her on the anniversary of the death, it hit me recently that I have no clue how I will handle it when my mother dies. I've never bothered to emotionally prepare for the loss of my parents, this is perhaps a very foolish mentality that I need to get over so it doesn't hit me so hard later. My girlfriend was a total fucking mess for the better part of a year and she at least was able to say goodbye and get some closure.

I actually get a little upset with my parents because they're overweight, don't exercise and don't seem to care about improving their quality of life. My dad has had cancer twice now and basically shouldn't be alive yet he's back to the old habits that got him there in the first place. I've tried giving them the grand children guilt speech but they just like shitty food way too much and who am I to dictate their lifestyle to them.

Anyways as always condolences Blue, I can't relate in any meaningful way yet but I can certainly sympathize.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 10:48 El Pit
 
They will always be our parents. Always. They want/wanted us to lead good lives, to be good people, and that's the way we should honor them: by remembering them and by making our lives count. Cheer up, Blue, your mom would thank you for always remembering her, and she would tell you to be "a good boy", because for our moms we will always be children, even when we grow gray and old.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 10:11 ItBurn
 
My condolences. But yeah, death is part of life.  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 18, 2013, 09:54 Mr. Tact
 
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