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    I wore my sweater inside out yesterday. Didn't notice it till noon.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    I wore my sweater inside out yesterday. Didn't notice it till noon.
    I wore my sweater inside out when I came back from a date one night. My mom noticed right away.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    I did my good deed for the day (yesterday); I donated blood. Our community was down to a one day supply. They asked me if I wanted to donate two units (I guess they just take the platelets and give you back the plasma?). I said, "Sure." Turns out they didn't need that much A+.

    I donate as often as I can. The half day off as incentive leave is nice, too.

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    must...resist...merlot...joke...to...RJ

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    I would donate blood but the Red Cross hates fags. (sorry gays).

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    must...resist...merlot...joke...to...RJ
    Yep, some lucky recipient is gonna get a little extra jolt and maybe leave the hospital earlier because of my forward thinking generosity.

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    Quote Originally posted by Chet View post
    I would donate blood but the Red Cross hates fags. (sorry gays).
    And people who travel to poor, underdeveloped countries. I am usually restricted from donating because of my travels.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    I did my good deed for the day (yesterday); I donated blood. Our community was down to a one day supply. They asked me if I wanted to donate two units (I guess they just take the platelets and give you back the plasma?). I said, "Sure." Turns out they didn't need that much A+.

    I donate as often as I can. The half day off as incentive leave is nice, too.
    I used to donate, until i had two not so pleasant incidents. One time they couldnt find my vein so they just decided to stab me until they could find one and i ended up with blood everywhere, then the next time they took too much out (im only little) and i was not in a good way when i went back to work. I need to get some balls and go back again, but i is scared!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    ....One time they couldnt find my vein so they just decided to stab me until they could find one....
    I have a vein in my right arm that's the size of a soda straw. They love me. Yesterday, I was first to donate and the sticker says, "You know how to start a woman's day off right, honey." I took that as a double entendre.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I just found out that my HUGE high school crush moved into my neighborhood, less than 500' from my house! Great, now this means I'm going to have to dress better when I take the dogs for a walk. On the other hand he never even acknowledged me in high school so he probably wouldn't recognize me now.
    His NOT remembering you may be a good thing. Dress better when you walk the dogs and see if he "introduces" himself to you.

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    This is the longest Friday ever. Good time for trawling the net.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    I just want to stick my head out of a window -- any window -- and scream. Like that'll do any good.

    Thanks for getting my hopes up, unnamed consulting firm. Express a strong interest in hiring me, and now all of a sudden "things in the office are in a holding pattern right now." My life is in a holding pattern.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Why did i think i could sew 6 bags for christmas presents within 2 weeks of christmas.
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Getting ready for *another* holiday party. I can't beleive I have another 4 weeks of these shennanigans.

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    Brilliant. Just, brilliant.

    I just broke, for the second time this year, the first joint of my left hand on my bird finger. It involved the bb-q. This is getting to piss me off.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    Brilliant. Just, brilliant.

    I just broke, for the second time this year, the first joint of my left hand on my bird finger. It involved the bb-q. This is getting to piss me off.
    As an old or ex EMT -
    How did you break it ?
    What is the treatment for ?
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Bird Finger Randoms

    Bird Finger Random......Hey RJ, sorry to hear about the "BBQ Gator" that snipped at your bird finger. Look at the bright side....you can legally flip everybody off....."Wanna see my broken finger?'.

    We need an icon that shows (hints at) the infamous U of Florida Gator jaws, with the arms open and closing, vertically.

    Downtown Toledo Random.....Last week, the local rag. The (Toledo) Blade had a few black and white snaps taken in the 1950s, 1960s, and early 1970s, showing the incredibly packed streets of downtown Toledo during the Christmas shopping season. Brought back memories.....and was a quick lesson on the death of CBDs, suburban shopping centers (and later, malls), the influence of the automobile on our shopping habits, sprawl, and all those other topics that are part of the "brian" of Cyburbia.

    Our family lived a few miles from Toledo's CBD. Major department stores in the downtown included (all multi-story) Lasalle's, Lamson's, The Lion Store, Sear's, and Tiedtke's. Mom would grab the two youngest boys (including this Bear) and we would take the bus to the CBD. Christmas shopping was akin to the way we see it in the movies, walking the crowded sidewalks, numerous parcels and bags in our gloved hands.

    By the early 1970s, most of the department stores were shuttered, most of the many downtown movie theaters were closed, and my family (now residing in suburban and ranch house invested west Toledo) would drive the single mile to the spanking new Westgate Shopping Center.

    Christmas Cards Random.....We still send out Christmas cards. Not a big list, most sent to those families that are a tad older (and a tad more traditional). This year I purchased the cards from the National Railroad Museum. Cool colorful cards with Santa at a workbench, making adjustments to an electric train engine.

    Music On The PC Random.....For some reason, I cannot get music that I have saved on my PC to play multiple songs. I will chose the PLAY ALL option and it still only gives me a single song. WTF?

    Cincinnati Symphony Random.....Heard that some woman is giving about $85 million to the Cincinnati Symphony. I have no problem with such generosity. I will just say this.....

    If I had a strong love for the arts and a big stash of mula I would pass on a huge portion of (for instance) $85 million. But I would also be giving large amounts to homeless centers and shelters, especially those that provide the meals and clothing that keep the downtrodden alive.
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    Dan, hang in there, buddy.

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    Occassionally Texans do things that surprise me and give me some hope that this state might someday become a little more tolerant and progressive... Houston just elected an openly gay woman as its mayor. Link

    There was still some nasty anti-gay interference from national groups, but I feel confident that the most-qualified candidate won this election regardless of the indentity politics in play.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Wanting to build a snowman this winter? I know zman has enough snow, how 'bout you Dan?

    Please follow the helpful hints in this short instructional video:

    http://www.gontramarchitecture.com/p..._a_Snowman.swf


    This holiday help tip brought to you by planit...you know, the guy with the beer in his hand.




    Poor RJ...
    Hey RJ, quit trying to find excuses for giving everyone the bird at Christmas. Enjoy your layoff from golf.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    South Jersey

    Anyone ever travel to southern New Jersey? By southern I mean the roughly triangular area encompassing Linwood, Salem, and Cape May.

    http://www.aaccessmaps.com/show/map/us/nj/newjersey_s

    What is it like?

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    slowing down...

    I ran a 5k this Sat. I was happy with my results and met my goals of finishing under 40 min and not being last. (Most elite runners do a 5k in ~14 min.)

    Again I was happy with my results until I compared them to results from previous 5ks. Apparently I'm getting old and slowing down.

    5k from 7 yrs ago: 37:09
    5k from 4 yrs ago: 38:44
    5k from this year: 39:44

    *sigh*


    Maister, Cape May is supposed to be lovely. I've never been but heard great things about the quaint historic nature of the town. I'm sure JNA has probably been there.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I ran a 5k this Sat. I was happy with my results and met my goals of finishing under 40 min and not being last. (Most elite runners do a 5k in ~14 min.)

    Again I was happy with my results until I compared them to results from previous 5ks. Apparently I'm getting old and slowing down.

    5k from 7 yrs ago: 37:09
    5k from 4 yrs ago: 38:44
    5k from this year: 39:44

    *sigh*
    I ran a 10k this weekend (a "jingle bell run" to benefit arthritis). I was very pleased with my results as well. It was a last minute decision to run as I didn't know about it until the night before but it was occurring about a block away from my house. It was however about 18º at the time of the start which was a little cooler than I would have liked. I was afraid that my jingle bells were going to freeze right off!
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Anyone ever travel to southern New Jersey? By southern I mean the roughly triangular area encompassing Linwood, Salem, and Cape May.

    http://www.aaccessmaps.com/show/map/us/nj/newjersey_s

    What is it like?
    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Maister, Cape May is supposed to be lovely. I've never been but heard great things about the quaint historic nature of the town. I'm sure JNA has probably been there.
    I have driven through the area on Parkway & US 40 - Portions are still rural.
    Interesting links for you:
    Pine Barrens Scenic Byway: http://www.byways.org/explore/byways...=South_Section
    Bayshore Heritage Byway: http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/80449/

    Gedunker might have been through the area too.
    Last edited by JNA; 14 Dec 2009 at 10:45 AM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Cape May: A more weathered version of Mackinaw Island with cars.
    Wildwoods: Amusement Parks on piers, 50's motels, really kind of charming if you're nostalgic.
    Atlantic City: Walk the boardwalk, see the freakshows! Stay out of the casinos, they are scams. See the sad abandonment of much of the rest of the town.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    Stay out of the casinos, they are scams. See the sad abandonment of much of the rest of the town.
    Guess I wouldn't need to drive as far as Atlantic City to see that, huh?

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