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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
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    Well.....

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    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    Sometimes the Limber Pine and sometimes the Mighty Sequoia, it just depends.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    Isn't that enough of a question or do you go by post counts to split it off Random Thoughts ?
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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?
    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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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    The mighty Oak.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    No doubt a beautiful southern long leaf pine!
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    Cyburbian's favorite sources -

    For they passed a noble law,
    And the trees are all kept equal
    By hatchet, axe, and saw.

    Trees By Rush

    cut down the mightiest tree in the forest with... a herring! The Knights that say Ni - MP & HG
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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?
    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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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    Something stolen.
    _______________

    Great way to end the BOC meeting today. Capt. Gary was back, as he has ever since the Gulf oil spill, requesting the assistance of the BOC to deploy his "inventions" to correct the spill and collect all the oil. Because "it's his livelihood." Claims to own a charter fishing vessel. But the climax today was his claim that he's also invented an "asteroid interception system to save the Earth...I can shoot those rocks right out of the sky," and the BOC is not supporting him. To paraphrase him, "I need exposure. The guys that do bad things get exposure. I'm doing good things, but I don't get exposure."

    Yes, meth is a problem here on the Florida panhandle.

    Now if any of you Cyburbians want to get in on the ground floor of the Asteroid Interception System, PM your contact information to me and I'll forward it to Capt. Gary.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    A redwood tree!

    Remember, whatever you do, don't be a fig tree. God hates figs.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    If you were a tree, what sort of tree would you be?
    The General Sherman Tree
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    The Larch ... no wait. I want to be a Lumberjack!

    (cue the music)
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    After two weeks off from work this working every day thing is difficult.


    I like squirrel footprints in the snow.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    After two weeks off from work this working every day thing is difficult.
    Agreed and it's only the beginning of the second day for me.
    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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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Agreed and it's only the beginning of the second day for me.
    But at least it is Wednesday already! Our Executive Director is on vacation this week so it has been a nice transition back to reality.

    Note to self, it's a bad idea to visit someplace warm when winter still has 3 months to go. After spending the first day of winter in 80 degree weather on Galveston Island and spending a good deal of my Christmas vacation in warm Houston, it is hard to go back to 20 degree Midwestern days.

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    Quote Originally posted by rcgplanner View post

    Note to self, it's a bad idea to visit someplace warm when winter still has 3 months to go. After spending the first day of winter in 80 degree weather on Galveston Island and spending a good deal of my Christmas vacation in warm Houston, it is hard to go back to 20 degree Midwestern days.

    First chance I get to move somewhere warm, I'm there. I don't think I can handle another winter in the midwest.

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    a poem!

    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post

    I like squirrel footprints in the snow.
    Enjoy them before the wind starts to blow.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Know Your States

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    Fun Time:
    Place the states in the exact right position. Can you do all 50 with no errors?
    http://jimspages.com:80/States.htm
    92%, 5 miles error, 143 seconds

    The algorithms used are interesting. Sometimes you can drag, say, Michigan to its approximate location (all the shorelines makes it easy) and the program snaps it into the shoreline cut-out. Other times it replies with the "d'oh!" comment, and a red shadow where it should be.

    If I were absolutely bored, I would test this, and figure out if the auto-snap comes into play after a number of "right!" moves.

    There's a real advantage to having lived in five states, and done much driving with maps. The first time that I missed Delaware, I recalled riding to the Delmarva peninsula when I lived in Baltimore, and now it's embedded.

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    Quote Originally posted by rcgplanner View post
    But at least it is Wednesday already! Our Executive Director is on vacation this week so it has been a nice transition back to reality.

    Note to self, it's a bad idea to visit someplace warm when winter still has 3 months to go. After spending the first day of winter in 80 degree weather on Galveston Island and spending a good deal of my Christmas vacation in warm Houston, it is hard to go back to 20 degree Midwestern days.
    This is the advantage of going to Buffalo for Christmas and coming back to Chicago. Temps about the same but at least there's no snow on the ground here.

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    92%, 5 miles error, 143 seconds

    The algorithms used are interesting. Sometimes you can drag, say, Michigan to its approximate location (all the shorelines makes it easy) and the program snaps it into the shoreline cut-out. Other times it replies with the "d'oh!" comment, and a red shadow where it should be.

    If I were absolutely bored, I would test this, and figure out if the auto-snap comes into play after a number of "right!" moves.

    There's a real advantage to having lived in five states, and done much driving with maps. The first time that I missed Delaware, I recalled riding to the Delmarva peninsula when I lived in Baltimore, and now it's embedded.
    The algorithms are interesting on this. It seemed sometime I would be off by just a hair and the program would give me a red shadow. Othertimes I was barely had to hover over the location and the program snapped it in. My results were 96%, 4 miles in 150 seconds. I always thought Colorado was a bit further north, but surprised how far south the state actually is.

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    I'd be a baobab tree.

    On a more interesting note I have been summoned for an interview with the mayor on Friday. Fingers crossed. Please send pixie dust, good mojo, positive vibes, prayers, and positive thoughts my way on Friday afternoon. This is the kind of position that I've hoped, prayed, studied, and worked for since I joined this forum.
    "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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    I'd be a baobab tree.

    On a more interesting note I have been summoned for an interview with the mayor on Friday. Fingers crossed. Please send pixie dust, good mojo, positive vibes, prayers, and positive thoughts my way on Friday afternoon. This is the kind of position that I've hoped, prayed, studied, and worked for since I joined this forum.
    I, for one, am not waiting until Friday afternoon, but rather stocking you up with pixie dust, good mojo, positive vibes, prayers, and positive thoughts starting now!
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    Quote Originally posted by kjelsadek View post
    I'd be a baobab tree.

    On a more interesting note I have been summoned for an interview with the mayor on Friday. Fingers crossed. Please send pixie dust, good mojo, positive vibes, prayers, and positive thoughts my way on Friday afternoon. This is the kind of position that I've hoped, prayed, studied, and worked for since I joined this forum.
    That's great! Sending all of the above your way...

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    Is anyone else starting to get seriously concerned about the recent large animal die offs occuring. Dozens of beached whales in New Zealand, hundreds of dead birds falling out of the sky in Louisiana and Arkansas and Sweden, Large fish kills in Brazil and Maryland and New Zealand. Bumble bees dying off in record numbers all of a sudden in the US. What the heck is going on?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Is anyone else starting to get seriously concerned about the recent large animal die offs occuring. Dozens of beached whales in New Zealand, hundreds of dead birds falling out of the sky in Louisiana and Arkansas and Sweden, Large fish kills in Brazil and Maryland and New Zealand. Bumble bees dying off in record numbers all of a sudden in the US. What the heck is going on?
    I am. I posted something akin to concern via Facebook yesterday, and only got a bunch of humorous apocalypse and Monty Python references in return.

    Also: http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/12...-bright-green/

    The Victoria River turned bright green inexplicably yesterday in Canada's Goldstream Provincial Park. The photos accompanying the story are frightening.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Is anyone else starting to get seriously concerned about the recent large animal die offs occuring. Dozens of beached whales in New Zealand, hundreds of dead birds falling out of the sky in Louisiana and Arkansas and Sweden, Large fish kills in Brazil and Maryland and New Zealand. Bumble bees dying off in record numbers all of a sudden in the US. What the heck is going on?
    Is is the end of days! In case of rapture, make sure to leave me any foreign model automobile (except fords circa 2009 model year and above!)

    http://www.mercurynews.com/faith/ci_...nclick_check=1
    Men do dumb $hit... it is what they do to correct the problem that counts.

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