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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Standing on one foot, with your eyes closed, for 20 seconds is more difficult than one would think.
    Get pulled over by the local constabulary?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Get pulled over by the local constabulary?
    No - I subjected myself to my own test. I was reading an article about ways to prepare for running in cold, snowy, slippery weather and they recommended that exercise. So I tried it and could only get to about 7 secs on my left foot and about 12 on my right.

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    I found out a "flat leaver" is a person who leaves a friend when someone cooler comes along to hang out with...

    Oh, and the Donner Kitchen in Truckee, CA right on Donner Lake serves up a real tasty breakfast!
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    No - I subjected myself to my own test. I was reading an article about ways to prepare for running in cold, snowy, slippery weather and they recommended that exercise. So I tried it and could only get to about 7 secs on my left foot and about 12 on my right.
    I used to run throughout the year in Michigan. Trust me, the best way to run in those conditions is with your eyes open.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    tergiversate - to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.
    http://hotword.dictionary.com/tergiversate/

    Would this word belong in one of the political threads ?
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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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    Today I learned, that despite having the most experience of my staff, and being the department head, that I'm the youngest person in the office.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I was reading an article about ways to prepare for running in cold, snowy, slippery weather and they recommended that exercise. So I tried it and could only get to about 7 secs on my left foot and about 12 on my right.
    Yeah, it's harder than you would think. I've been battling vertigo/imbalance since late June, and standing on one foot with my eyes closed is one of numerous vestibular rehab exercises I do twice a day. I've worked my way from not being able to do it at all up to over 10 seconds per foot. I plan on showing it off as a party trick this holiday season.
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Today I learned that since 1970, housing prices have risen over 1000% while income has risen about 400%. Also, gas was $0.39 in 1970. I didn't even bother reading about heatlhcare coverage costs. Too depressing.

    No wonder its been so hard to get ahead. Work hard and be thrifty isn't enough anymore. Life in America is feeling very unsustainable...
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    Today I learned that since 1970, housing prices have risen over 1000% while income has risen about 400%. Also, gas was $0.39 in 1970. I didn't even bother reading about heatlhcare coverage costs. Too depressing.

    No wonder its been so hard to get ahead. Work hard and be thrifty isn't enough anymore. Life in America is feeling very unsustainable...
    But I want to know about health care...

    FWIW, energy is not included in estimates of core inflation, and the way in which housing is included underestimates the true cost to consumers.
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    Today I learned that since 1970, housing prices have risen over 1000% while income has risen about 400%. Also, gas was $0.39 in 1970. I didn't even bother reading about heatlhcare coverage costs. Too depressing.
    http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=76

    For the 2009–10 academic year, annual prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board were estimated to be $12,804 at public institutions and $32,184 at private institutions. Between 1999–2000 and 2009–10, prices for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions rose 37 percent, and prices at private institutions rose 25 percent, after adjustment for inflation.
    Look at the real dollar numbers for the 1980s, and prepare to be shocked.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Today I learned Miley Cyrus changed her name from "Destiny Hope Cyrus" Talk about being fated to become a pop diva.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Today I learned Miley Cyrus changed her name from "Destiny Hope Cyrus" Talk about being fated to become a pop diva.
    I thought she changed it to Bong Ripper Cyrus?

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    That the devil is truly in the details and if you are not detail oriented you have no business being a developer of any kind. The devil has come out to play because of a previous someone's incompetence.
    "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 kjel View post
    That the devil is truly in the details and if you are not detail oriented you have no business being a developer of any kind. The devil has come out to play because of a previous someone's incompetence.
    And a Jersey Devil to boot! Yeah, we have a few gifts from past leaders that, how shall I say this? "keep on giving..."
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    "Debbie Downer" thing I learned today: I always wondered what happened to my best friend from when I was a teenager. I just found out he's been in jail for 9 years for molesting a 5 year old girl. I've been racking my brain trying to think of any clues from his behavior back then but I really can't think of any. Very disturbing to know someone you spent so much time with is capable of doing something that. Drugs may have been a factor, but I don't know if drugs can make you do that.

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    Today I learned about fecal transplants. Fascinating - even if it's a little bit gross.

    Included in the linked article is the story of an ill woman who received a fecal transplant from her boyfriend. This Christmas, give the gift that shows you really care...
    Process and dismissal. Shelter and location. Everybody wants somewhere.

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    Christmas is the blessed day when Jesus Claus will bring menorahs to all the little Kwanzaaites.

    Well at least that's what my friend Paul told me.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    TIL there's an Amish version of Wikipedia. Seriously,
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    TIL there's an Amish version of Wikipedia. Seriously,
    But it's in German. Wonder if its written by actual Amish people, or by "English".

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    That Dorel Industries owns these bike brands Iron Horse, RoadMaster, GT, Cannondale, Schwinn and Mongoose.
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    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.
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    I forgot to post this yesterday, but i learned to fix a leaky tap!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    I learned (or have finally come to the conclusion) about this last night.

    After living back in my hometown at my parents house for the last 5 months during our temporary stay with them, I have learned just how dysfunctional my immediate family is. Watching the lives of my parents, recently divorced sister, and should be divorced, but has no balls brother, it makes me sad. Sad because we were all so close growing up. But I honestly feel no connection with any of them, outside of my Dad. It's not that they're "bad" people, but watching my family makes me wonder how the hell I turned out the way I did. I could go into details with all of them, but it woudld be a novel. Maybe that's how I'll become rich.

    Then I think of my wife and daughters, and it makes me happy again.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Today I learned Miley Cyrus changed her name from "Destiny Hope Cyrus" Talk about being fated to become a pop diva.
    Or a stripper...
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    Today I learned that particular financial institutions will not speak with you if you record the phone conversation, even though they tell you that they are recording it “for quality assurance and training purposes”.

    I was in the car and did not have anything to write with and I use Google Voice for voice mail. It also has a record function.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Today I learned that particular financial institutions will not speak with you if you record the phone conversation, even though they tell you that they are recording it “for quality assurance and training purposes”.

    I was in the car and did not have anything to write with and I use Google Voice for voice mail. It also has a record function.
    Why did you tell them you were recording it?
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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