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Went to an award ceremony honoring all the students in our school district who scored distinguished on state testing in @ least one of three subjects Math, Reading & Science. My son James, he's

Congratulations to our newest moderator, MacabreEternal! For he's a jolly good fellow, etc etc.

I Passed my driving test today! Was more nervous than last time but I think that might have helped more than anything, so happy!!

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Very nearly shit myself at the track tonight. We somehow managed to rip a big hole in the rear tire during warmup. This basically meant the rear of the bike was wobbling all over the place - not ideal at 40km/h really. We held it upright which says a tremendous amount about my pilot's bike handling and our stability on the machine. Quite the frightening experience.

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Checked into my hotel this week and found a huge damp patch on the roof which had been poorly painted over. Fast forward to the following morning and I wake up feeling like I have been kicked in the chest. One complaint later to the Emo kid on reception sees me moved to another room and he says "just to let you know, this isn't an executive suite". Not a problem for me as long as I don't end up with lurgy I will sleep in the kitchens to be honest. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk

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Congrats Mere. Sounds like a fucking awesome show BAN.

Both bands had great set lists. Rotting Christ did a couple from Thy Mighty Contract, a Thou Art Lord cover that was super old, and some killer material from their newer albums. Mayhem's set list was also awesome, half of De Mysteriis, a couple from Grand Declaration, a couple of tracks from Ordo ad Chao and Esoteric Warfare, and most of Deathcrush. All of it sounded phenomenal with Attila on vocals, that guy is even more of a deranged maniac on stage than in the studio. The band wasn't as tight as usual, but he brought the performance to the next level. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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I just found this cool interview with Antti Boman. It's not hugely in-depth, but I sympathize with what he says about being inspired by negativity, and it's cool to know that he may put together another Demilich album someday. 

http://steelforbrains.com/post/133596416117/monument-of-endlessness-a-conversation-with-antti

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I'm not training hard enough. That's the take away from today. Not improving at the rate I need to if I'm going to accomplish my goals for road nationals in 14 weeks. FTP test tomorrow, a week working off the new number then I up it by 10, 2 weeks and up it again. Combined with more endurance based sessions hopefully I can get something happening here.

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