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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Hi everyone, miss me?
    you left? I just stalk you on FB.
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Fail.
    Fail? He successfully improved his opponents position and knocked his own stone out. Just think of how our international relations improved as a result. He's probably a folk hero in now. USA! USA!
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Hey- take that over to the winter olympics thread!!!
    Have u all no sense of thread ettiquette?
    Complain to Dan, he started it. Besides, why can't we have random Olympic thoughts too?

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    Watched a woodpecker fly from the tree by my office window into the window, fly back to the tree and start pecking on it like nothing had happened. Most others fall to the ground stunned or worse or at least take a break while they collect their birdbrains.

    Moral of the story: If you're going to fly into windows, better be a species that makes its living knocking its head against the wall all day. Hmmm... planners might be qualified too.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    I like my new green sweater from Lands' End that was delivered yesterday
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    I saw two robins this morning. But yesterday the geese were flying in circles.

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    I like the smell of fresh paint.
    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 like the smell of fresh paint.
    Hey. Take that talk over to the fresh paint thread
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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    But yesterday the geese were flying in circles.
    The apocalypse is here.
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    ... the geese were flying ...
    Front page story here: Geese — and then some http://www.courierpress.com/news/201...212-then-some/
    Sitting on the ice edge and loafing in vast flotillas in open water, the mass defies actual count.
    sounds like a laefest to me.
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    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?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Last Sunday's Jack van Impe show:
    Female announcer: "The anti-Christ will be a Muslim with a black father and white mother".
    Jack: "Hallellujah! The end of the world is near. Jesus is coming back soon!"

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    I own a 2000 Toyota not involved in any of the current products being recalled by the car maker, so I was surprised when I got a letter from a local Toyota dealer that intimated my vehicle is "likely among those" being recalled and offering to purchase my vehicle at top price. Re-reading the letter, I became a little angry that the letter seemed to be trying to take advantage of people not paying attention to Toyota's issues.

    So I was pleased today to receive a letter of apology explaining that the letter was inadvertently sent to owners not affected by the recall and giving me a $50 check toward any maintenance work. Since the door locks are broken, I might take 'em up on their offer.

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    Had a good day at work....resolved a 5 year old problem with an hour of sleuthing and a visit to both the county and city offices. Moral of the story is don't use a cheap attorney to do a closing on a property transaction. Keep earned this week

    Old DVD player died, new one purchased. No not a Blu-Ray-couldn't bring myself to part with $149 so we have a $39 Sony. R.T. installed and it's working fine. I noticed my new laptop has an HDMI port and the uni has lifted the bandwidth restriction so we are going to try and watch an on demand movie from Netflix shortly.
    "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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    My little brother works casually for a farmer that sells his produce at the local markerts- i get a call at 6.30am this morning- no workers to help out, so went along and gave them a hand (on my day off)

    Anyway i didnt realise how physically exhausting it was to run a produce market, then additionally have to add multiple numbers quickly!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    suggest to someone they are making a mistake....or mind my own business

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    Staying with my cousin and her husband, a real estate agent. Housing came up.
    I mentioned my little foreclosure and how I selected it based on what my house payment would be if I were to reply on a state check. And how there's a place across my little street that's going for less than $20k.

    Wandered around the (trademarked) realty site last night, and found a "real fixer-upper" in NOLA for less than $50k. It was flooded, and is a rebuild opportunity. So it would only take another several grand to replace the walls and flooring, then add appliances (mine came with) and make it liveable.

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    Last week I applied for what i thought would be a part time job as a graphic assistant. Called the hiring manager on wednesday to follow up to see if he reviewed my resume/application. This conversation turned into a 20 minute interview and how i would be more qualified for their comprehensive planner position that they have frozen, but "i seem to fit their needs now, so we can probably hire". What a difference a phone call makes.
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Last week I applied for what i thought would be a part time job as a graphic assistant. Called the hiring manager on wednesday to follow up to see if he reviewed my resume/application. This conversation turned into a 20 minute interview and how i would be more qualified for their comprehensive planner position that they have frozen, but "i seem to fit their needs now, so we can probably hire". What a difference a phone call makes.
    Thats super news! I hope good news comes from this!!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Temple Grandin

    I considered placing this post in the random movie thread or the ultimate television thread. Instead, for max viewing, I placed it here.

    Just finished watching Temple Grandin, on HBO. It was one of the best examples of filmmaking I have seen in years. I dare you to watch it and not come away emotionally moved. It was very good.

    It is the true story of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who changed the methods of leading cattle to slaughter. Her humane design of the routing through cattle pens is now used by the majority of processors.

    The movie is well-paced, visually fun because of the quick flashes that illustrate the pictures in Temple's mind, and has an incredible performance by Claire Danes in the title role. If this would have been a regular (non-TV) film she would be looking at an Oscar. She is magnificent.

    If you have access to HBO, I strongly urge you to watch this film. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Last week I applied for what i thought would be a part time job as a graphic assistant. Called the hiring manager on wednesday to follow up to see if he reviewed my resume/application. This conversation turned into a 20 minute interview and how i would be more qualified for their comprehensive planner position that they have frozen, but "i seem to fit their needs now, so we can probably hire". What a difference a phone call makes.
    Wow! What a lucky phone call. Good luck!!
    "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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    Here ya' go, Veloise.

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    Another bulldozer protest story -
    Frustrated Owner Bulldozes Home Ahead Of Foreclosure
    http://www.wlwt.com/news/22600154/detail.html

    Did he need a demo permit ?




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    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?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Here ya' go, Veloise.

    In avatar use, the corners aren't transparent (at least on my monitor).

    My original bike is the letter "b" (lower case) in Webdings font. Yours is fine; just another option.

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    Hooray - miracles of miracles! My computer arrived back at my office with a new motherboard.
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    In avatar use, the corners aren't transparent (at least on my monitor).

    My original bike is the letter "b" (lower case) in Webdings font. Yours is fine; just another option.

    Strange. Did you eave it with an image editing program of some sort?

    How's this? Veloise 2.0.



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    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Grrrr

    You know I respect everyone's right to their religious views and to express those in appropriate ways but this guy attacking the disabled removes any focus on the planned parenthood issue, its now on how out of touch this man is with reality. I am angry as hell for my friends and family members who are disabled or have disabled kids. Seems fitting he is buddies with Pat Robertson.

    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=730&sid=1894168

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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