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    Cyburbian Tom R's avatar
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    Family Motto

    (I stole this from my niece, but it works.)
    My family motto - "Sober until noon."
    (I just wish I knew Latin.)

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    Is that just on weekends ?
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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 Tom R View post
    (I stole this from my niece, but it works.)
    My family motto - "Sober until noon."
    (I just wish I knew Latin.)
    That makes me think of:

    Drinking is not a solution, unless we are talking about alcohol.

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    And the best life thought (aside from Jack Handy) is by Bill Waterson:

    The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
    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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    We probably have a few standared bits of guiding wisdom at our home. But the one that pops out to me right now is:

    You can't teach them anything after 7pm

    So, when the kids are off-the-wall and testing every bit of waning patience you have reserved as you try to get them brushed up, in bed, relaxed, etc. - just remember, IF ITS AFTER 7, YOU AREN'T GONNA TEACH THEM ANYTHING! So don't even try. You'll be happy you didn't...
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    The reining wisdom at my home is borrowed from the Simpson family.

    If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Vacation motto

    We didn't come to [location] to sleep.

    Whether in Banff, Hawaii, or Toledo, as soon as DOD woke up, everyone else had to get up too.

    To fully expedite the morning departure process, they should have considered getting more than one motel room/bathroom for the six of us. But I digress.

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    Growing up my dad would always tell us;

    "If someone is going to get caught it is going to be you"


    I don't know if that is a motto per se but it kept me out of some trouble along the way.

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    We didn't come to [location] to sleep.
    We have a similar one for vacations...

    Let's Go, we're burning daylight.

    As for an everyday motto, see my sig line below...
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    "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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    "Why do anything yourself if you can pay someone else to do it for you?" (My dad, and we heard that more times than you can imagine...)

    This applied to yard work, laundry, housecleaning, carrying luggage into hotels, and pretty much anything around the house that needed fixing. When I alerted Dad one evening that there was a snake hanging from the draperies in my parents' bedroom, he never looked up from his ballgame and said "Go get Mr. Wheeler " (next door neighbor), and I did.

    My dad was wonderful; he just hated doing anything around the house. And maybe he was scared of snakes.

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    Nothing in moderation - everything in the extreme

    as an illustration - you're either a stone drunk or a member of AA

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    We make shit work.
    "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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    borrowed from my late Grandma...

    "I do as I please."
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    "Try to keep your mouth shut when you bend your arm... you can't do it, so don't try."

    "Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you."

    "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it."
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    "Don't disturb the cat."

    This is a legitimate excuse that I have instilled in my own family, it gets you out of chores, answering the phone, making dinner.

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    From my mother:

    "Never love anything that can't love you back."

    From my father:

    "Always buy the best and you'll never be disappointed."

    In my own house:

    “Island er grøn: Grønland er ikke!”
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    "It's a wise coyote that lets the rabbit jump into his mouth"
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    "Out standing in our field"
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    "Out standing in our field"
    That's a job evaluation / performance review statement.
    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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    "Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament."

    Because my dad is Clark Griswold.

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    Quote Originally posted by SW MI Planner View post
    "Look kids, Big Ben, Parliament."

    Because my dad is Clark Griswold.
    Ours dads must be related. We often use that quote on my dad.

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    My dads fav: Does a bear sh*# in the woods or is a Frogs A$% water tight....
    Looking for Sanity
    In this Crazy Land Of Ours

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    I was once helping my father do some repair on my grandmother's house and my father, much my senior (he was born in 1931, I'm only 43) told me "You know, in my day we had a saying - 'its good enough for government work!'" to which I replied "my generation's got a similar saying, dad. It goes 'f#%k it, its close enough!'"

    We both got a good laugh at that one.
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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