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    How can you get 23 people in one pickup truck? http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state...ckup-crash.ece
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    yeah i think so

    my 19 yo daughter is a real Jekyll/Hyde - she can go from being so together and responsible and fantastic I can't believe it to a self-centered stuck up *&^%$ in a matter of seconds - I think the Incredible Hulk was based upon a teenager...
    I must be in trouble, because I can say the same thing about my 9 year old daughter.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    My best young girl impression:
    "Britney's Dad let her jump her pony over her mom's flower garden. You won't buy me a pony or plant a flower garden. You are so mean!"
    That was FRIGHTENINGLY accurate!! !! LP mentioned Jekyll and Hyde and that's just so right on. It takes moments - no more.

    btrage, I hate to warn you but the effect is amplified as they get older. I'm going to send you some relaxation techniques or you could just do what RJ apparently does and kick the hell out of the kitchen garbage can
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    as an old buddy used to say "small kids, small problems, big kids, big problems"

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    Sure the emotional angst associated with raising little girls is terrible, but little boys in their own way can be just as bad. Example, we got Junior one of those inflatable pools so he could cool off a bit in the summer. We noticed a couple weeks ago the pool was deflated. Upon closer inspection it appeared the pool had been punctured. Under interrogation Junior at first admits to nothing - strictly name, rank, and serial number, but after being waterboarded for a while he lets slip one of the golf balls he was hitting in the back yard may have 'accidently' hit the pool...but it didn't puncture it.....finally, after keeping him in 'the cooler' for several days without food and sleep and working him over for a few hours (or maybe we just yelled at him a while - I forget), we finally broke him. Turns out he took a golf club to the pool. WHY? WHY WOULD HE DO THAT? Funny, I remember doing inexplicable destructive sh*t when I was kid and still have no inkling as to why I did it....must be a Y chromosome thing and I'm getting payback now.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Sure the emotional angst associated with raising little girls is terrible, but little boys in their own way can be just as bad. Example, we got Junior one of those inflatable pools so he could cool off a bit in the summer. We noticed a couple weeks ago the pool was deflated. Upon closer inspection it appeared the pool had been punctured. Under interrogation Junior at first admits to nothing - strictly name, rank, and serial number, but after being waterboarded for a while he lets slip one of the golf balls he was hitting in the back yard may have 'accidently' hit the pool...but it didn't puncture it.....finally, after keeping him in 'the cooler' for several days without food and sleep and working him over for a few hours (or maybe we just yelled at him a while - I forget), we finally broke him. Turns out he took a golf club to the pool. WHY? WHY WOULD HE DO THAT? Funny, I remember doing inexplicable destructive sh*t when I was kid and still have no inkling as to why I did it....must be a Y chromosome thing and I'm getting payback now.
    Someone won't be enjoying a pool for the rest of the summer. Just the sprinkler

    RT is generally sweet but she can also turn on a dime and can be a right PITA. Ages 13-15 were the worst.
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    My brother has two bratty girls on the verge of becoming teenagers (11 and 12 years old). I do not envy the next 5-10 years of his life.

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    Old video (I think) but still cool. This guy traded a beer for "Dog".
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    AIB teenage females -

    I too feel for/worry for my brother - he has a 14 yo girl.
    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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    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I must be in trouble, because I can say the same thing about my 9 year old daughter.
    And me about my 6 year old. Her thing right now is that everything thing between she and her 11 year old brother has to be exactly even or it’s a grave injustice. Then there is the comparing to friends (who get to do this or have that or have pierced ears or travel to France or whatever). Its exhausting. Her favorite thing to do is get really upset about one of these scenarios and then, just as she is about to pull it together, ask for something completely absurd like (between intermittent sobs) “so…can…I..have…an ice cream sundae?” The “no” comes and then it starts all over again.

    Another good one is to wait until we are about to go to bed and then ask if we can do something like go ice skating or horseback riding – right now! Wailing ensues. I want to have a pair of those ear protectors (the giant headphone-looking ones jackhammer operators use), hold up my finger for her to wait while I put them on and then say…”no.”

    Truth be told, she is really great one on one, but when big brother is around, look out, cause the world is out to short shrift her and damned if she is going to let it slip by without a fight!
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    Another contusion on my forehead. I was in the pool yesterday, dove to the bottom and scratched my head above my right eye. I think my forehead has a bull's eye on it.

    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    ...... I'm going to send you some relaxation techniques or you could just do what RJ apparently does and kick the hell out of the kitchen garbage can
    I did not kick the garbage can. I noticed some damage control was performed.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post

    I did not kick the garbage can. I noticed some damage control was performed.
    Rubber camping mallets are under 3 bucks at Wally-World and they have soooooo many uses....

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    Got wind of some possible juicy news at one or my former employers. Maybe my former supervisor finally got what was coming to him the last ten years. I can't wait to find out.
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    Last night I dreamed that I got shot in the face and was vomiting up blood. There was also something about a giant poodle-pony and my ex-boyfriend and his family made an appearance as well.

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    no more garlic for you!

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    I need to start a store that sells burgers that look like they are really greasy and bad for you, yet only have 325 calories. I know that sounds weak, but I want a damn burger.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I need to start a store that sells burgers that look like they are really greasy and bad for you, yet only have 325 calories. I know that sounds weak, but I want a damn burger.
    I believe those things you refer to are called sliders.

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    I believe those things you refer to are called sliders.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Last night I dreamed that I got shot in the face and was vomiting up blood. There was also something about a giant poodle-pony and my ex-boyfriend and his family made an appearance as well.
    Were you watching the news last night before you went to bed? Or maybe the Cartoon Network?

    We had quite a thunder-and-lighting show here last night. So of course, I had a dream that a huge tree in our yard came down, most of it landing on our neighbor's property. Fortunately, no one was hurt. I got a ride to a furniture store whose owner also ran a tree service.

    So far, our trees seem to have come through the storm unscathed... I hope.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Were you watching the news last night before you went to bed? Or maybe the Cartoon Network?

    We had quite a thunder-and-lighting show here last night. So of course, I had a dream that a huge tree in our yard came down, most of it landing on our neighbor's property. Fortunately, no one was hurt. I got a ride to a furniture store whose owner also ran a tree service.

    So far, our trees seem to have come through the storm unscathed... I hope.
    I spent from 10 to 11:15 last night trying to get my dogs to vomit because one of them decided to chew on/destroy a roll of cornstarch doggy poo bags while I was at a 3 hour budget meeting with City Council.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I spent from 10 to 11:15 last night trying to get my dogs to vomit because one of them decided to chew on/destroy a roll of cornstarch doggy poo bags while I was at a 3 hour budget meeting with City Council.
    Well now, that explains it!
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    I just survived a two hour "Your Organization Sucks and In Deep Doo-Doo" meeting. I need a drink.
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    I refuse to use sod at my new house.

    I vow upon my ancestors' graves that I will create a beautiful lush lawn without using sod.
    "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 btrage View post
    I refuse to use sod at my new house.

    I vow upon my ancestors' graves that I will create a beautiful lush lawn without using sod.
    In this weather? Good luck. I look forward to your water bills....
    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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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I refuse to use sod at my new house.

    I vow upon my ancestors' graves that I will create a beautiful lush lawn without using sod.
    I refuse to sod my lawn. I'm heading towards the Garden > Lawn concept.

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