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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #300 on: October 17, 2006, 08:52:25 AM »
"One child is *so* easy." - my wife. OF course, she also says this about two and three children, so I don't know if we should take her very seriously.

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #301 on: October 18, 2006, 01:06:40 PM »
I'm sure one child *is* much easier than, say, three or four. :) But two hours of sleep in an entire night is definitely not enough, whether the cause is one child or more, I think.   :P

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #302 on: October 18, 2006, 09:58:54 PM »
But with one child, you can actually get two hours of sleep. Two hours of sleep is sometimes not possible with more than one child.

Anyways, a friend of mine told me the solution for a lack of sleep caused by children. Give up sleep. If you don't expect to sleep then it doesn't seem as bad and you are more prepared for the hallucinations!
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #303 on: October 18, 2006, 11:48:27 PM »
Sleep is optional, silly. Especially when you need it the most.

*Revels in the fact that her kids are all old enough to sleep well*

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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #304 on: October 19, 2006, 02:46:02 AM »
This sucks. I had no idea bonus tickets were only allotted "so many" seats per plane and that I should have booked my Christmas trip, apparently, six months ago. I got my free ticket back in July, and apparently I should have booked it right then. I had no idea. I thought I was supposed to wait till it was closer (and I didn't even know in July what dates I'd even want to travel).

So now I have this free plane ticket and no money to pay for a plane ticket home at Christmas. I was so excited to be able to go home for Christmas--Christmas is big in my family, and I really wanted just to go to a place where there was real winter, to have all the fungi be DEAD. After living in a perpetual non-freezing/rainy/dreary winter one year, I just NEED it.

Any ideas for how to find a cheap (and I mean CHEAP) plane ticket to Chicago from Seattle? Travelocity's reporting the cheapest at $400 (which would involve 12 hours of travel each way, and that's just $400 I don't have. Unless I want to spend my freelance money on that, but I was thinking perhaps I should spend that on winter shoes, oil changes, a haircut, and all those other niceties I never have the money for normally. Plus, by the time I get paid for the article (first week of November), the prices will have shot up way past my capability.

Sigh.

I was so excited for this. I've never had a free ticket before. How am I supposed to know stuff like this??

And I just can't stand having another Christmas away from home. Especially not here.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2006, 02:46:26 AM by norroway »
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #305 on: October 19, 2006, 11:17:19 AM »
Depends on the dates you could go. Southwest still has some of their cheaper $99/one way fares, but only on certain days (like Dec 16 and Jan 4). If you combined a $99 fare with one more expensive (like a $130 or $160), then it'd only be $229 or $259 plus tax. With taxes, a $99 flight with a $160 flight would be $298.70 total.

That's my only idea. It's hard to look without knowing the dates you want to fly. Hope it helps :).
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #306 on: October 19, 2006, 01:16:13 PM »
I was going to suggest Southwest as well, but that's all I've got. =\

Unless you want to visit my sister in Tacoma.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #307 on: October 19, 2006, 03:02:56 PM »
I already did the visit-a-friend for Christmas thing last year. It's okay one year every now and then (in college and grad school it was every other year), but two years in a row is just not fun.

However, on the bright side, I called Alaska again, and figured out a way to get home using the free ticket. I'll have to leave really, really early--the 13th--and come back on the evening of Christmas Day, but it's something, and it's free.

If I ever get a free ticket again, I've learned my lesson.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #308 on: October 19, 2006, 04:03:35 PM »
I am the Lost One's wife.I went looking at airlane tickets for you Stacer. The cheaps ticket is from Chicago(ORD) to Settle(SEA) on Orbitz on NWA at the price of $308 . Dates from 12/21 to 12/28. I tried other days the price was all the same. On Southwest the ticket is around $340.

Keep looking for tickets. The price of fuel and gas are all going down tickets should got cheaper here soon I hope.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #309 on: October 19, 2006, 05:56:14 PM »
Only problem is, flying *out* of Seattle to Chicago is always more expensive. Thanks for looking. I'm taken care of, though--got my free ticket and was able to figure it out. Thanks!
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #310 on: October 20, 2006, 03:46:01 PM »
Yay for Stacer. :) I'm excited about my trip too. TWG-East, The Gathering should be fun.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #311 on: October 23, 2006, 07:47:38 PM »
I am the Lost One's 4 year old son. I am mad because my mommy want let me play me games right now.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #312 on: October 23, 2006, 10:12:04 PM »
I'd be grumpy too if I were the Lost One's son.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #313 on: October 23, 2006, 10:16:06 PM »
I would believe he would be in bed now, what with being past his bedtime.
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Re: Revenge of Grumpy Bear
« Reply #314 on: October 24, 2006, 08:47:20 PM »
That's why he's grumpy, he needs sleep.
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