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    Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread Of Their Own 11 (2016)

    It is my distinct pleasure to open the Random Thoughts Thread for 2016. Our friend Bear was not only a stalwart in the community, but was the mind behind one of the greatest threads on Cyburbia. We remember his contribution to our community by opening the year with his words.

    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    What were you doing on 5-31-03? This Bear was taking his first walk in Cyburbialand. So, what has happened since then?

    Told y'all about De Noc. Endlessly.
    Shared some fun moments.
    Shared some not-so-fun moments.
    Started numerous threads, many of which enabled crickets.
    Authored the infamous Random Thoughts threads, a grande tradition.
    Co-hosted the Death Pool threads. Yeah, yeah.....very late on updates this year, yadda.
    Posted over 9000 times.
    Lumbered over to Stanfests in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Ann Arbor. Bears lumber, donchaknow?!
    Watched, via the magic of this here interweb thingy, as numerous Cyburbians came and went.
    Felt a real sense of loss when the death of Chet was announced.
    Shared my somewhat varied musical tastes.
    Bragged about my homeland, NW Ohio, Toledo, Swanton, very rural Henry County.
    Kept all up-to-date on that patch of America known as The Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
    Berated and praised my Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.
    Shouted from the highest hill, Go Blue!
    Screamed in glory then pain as my Pittsburgh Steelers won a couple Super Bowls and then lost one.
    Provided details (sometimes way too much) about my life, loves, marriages, relationships, yadda.
    Smiled as my friends from Cyburbia all piled into my rugged Tundra for a long, fun ride.

    Thanks for the swell ride. Hope to enjoy many more miles.

    Bear
    Each year we continue to take this ride together. Thank you for being members of our community. Thank you for being friends. Please join us in 2016 with more Random Thoughts.

    Happy 2016 everyone!
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    9570 this year! Happy New Year friends!

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    Happy New Year!

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    Now we can finally focus on the election cycle.

    Phew.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Happy New Years to everyone and everything.

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    Happy New Years! Remember resolutions don't start until the morning.
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    Strange to always remember a man I never met on New Years. We miss you, Bear.

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    Random Thought Progress Report -
    __________ 1000, _2000, 3000, _4000,_5000, _6000,_7000,_8000, _9,000,_10K,_11K, _12K, Closing #
    #11 - 2016 -
    #10 - 2015 - 02-06, 04-06, 06-15, 08-14, 10-01, 11-29, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31, 9,570
    # 9 -- 2014 - 01-31, 03-12, 05-21, 08-09, 10-21, 12-11, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31, 9,291
    # 8 -- 2013 - 01-18, 02-12, 03-22, 04-22, 05-17, 06-20, 07-30, 09-16, 11-13, 12-19, 12-31, 12-31, 12,050
    # 7 -- 2012 - 02-23, 05-12, 07-10, 09-12, 11-06, 12-06, 12-28, 12-31, 12-31, 9,327
    # 6 -- 2011 - 02-25, 04-12, 05-26, 06-30, 08-10, 10-05, 12-05, 12-31, 8,041
    # 5 -- 2010 - 03-04, 05-09, 07-26, 09-22, 11-24, 5,563
    # 4 -- 2009 - 02-19, 04-24, 07-13, 10-07, 12-31, 5,004
    # 3 -- 2008 - 04-04, 07-07, 09-23, 12-22, 4,085
    # 2 -- 2007 - 03-10, 05-19, 07-24, 10-11, 4,862
    adjusted by the 50 posts that were listed in #1 and posted on & after 01/01

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    Why can't my kids sleep in? Went to bed at 1 am, but got up with the kids at 6 am.

    Wife went running at 7:30 am.
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Why can't my kids sleep in? Went to bed at 1 am, but got up with the kids at 6 am.

    Wife went running at 7:30 am.
    Some day, they'll be sleeping late and you'll wish they were up earlier.

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    Happy New Year everybody.

    Blue skies today are the first since Christmas Eve, if I'm not mistaken.
    Batter up!

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    Yes blue skies here too.

    a bit chilly at 36 degrees

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    Tournament of Roses Parade -- everybody gets a trophy!!


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    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Why can't my kids sleep in? Went to bed at 1 am, but got up with the kids at 6 am.

    Wife went running at 7:30 am.
    I woke up at 2 today. I got up at like 9:30 but then thought...why? So I went back to sleep.

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    Go Blue.... Get revenge for the smack down on Sparty!
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    Happy 2016 y'all. Let's keep it toasty this year.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    1st Qtr STANFORD 21 iowa 0

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    Broke down and bought a Roku 3 and Amazon Prime today.
    There is no such thing as failure, only learning experiences. However, it is our choice to learn the lesson and change or not.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    1st Qtr STANFORD 21 iowa 0
    At the half
    STANFORD 35 iowa 0

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    Happy New Year, everyone!

    Started mine off with sleeping in, brunch, some reading, a nice nap, and am now waiting for hubby to bring back dinner from whereever he hunted and/or gathered.

    2016 is off to a good start!
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    ROSE BOWL FINAL
    STANFORD 45 iowa 16

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    I spoil my kids. This is clear when I am home with them for any period of time. Their understanding of being bored, or nothing to do, is really sad. USE YOUR IMAGINATION. YOU HAVE A HOUSE TO PLAY IN. USE IT!
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    The Christmas tree is outside, decorations are packed and the floor is mopped. I wanted to leave it up for another week, but, heck, today's garbage day and I didn't want to wait for it to roll around again. No, I don't recycle my trees right now, but I have in the past.

    It's sad to see the holidays end. The time between now and warmer days is the longest time of year for me. It doesn't seem as though the days are getting longer, but I really notice when days get shorter.

    Enjoy your Saturday.

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    Same here: tree, roping, and wreath dropped off at recycling location; ornaments repacked and safely down the basement; floors cleaned and furniture restored to its proper place. I like Christmas but it really sneaked up on me this year, but now I'm glad it is over and gone.
    Batter up!

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    does your fair community chip/grind up old xmas trees for mulch ?

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