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    Sometimes I like to think that Sundays are Saturdays....
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I like to think that Sundays are Saturdays....
    When I do that I get depressed.
    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
    When I do that I get depressed.
    I get sad on Mondays, when I think it should be Sunday... but for "Saturday" it is great!
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I like to think that Sundays are Saturdays....
    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    When I do that I get depressed.
    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I get sad on Mondays, when I think it should be Sunday... but for "Saturday" it is great!
    Just as bad is thursday, thinking it is friday.
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    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.
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    See now it is Monday.... ugh.
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    If we got Mondays off, Sunday could become the new Saturday
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    One way to deal with monday is
    RJing today because I have election day off.
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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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    I admit I woke the family up an hour early yesterday to go to church Thing is, no one called me on it until we were already in the middle of breakfast
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Friday evening my wife wanted to take my daughter to the mall for a fireworks display (think Christmas shopping season starting waaaaaayyyy too early). I was guilted in to going as well and realized it was my first trip to a shopping mall in about a year... since I went to the fireworks display last year as well.
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    After a weekend of emotional eating gluttony I am back on the no sweets/chocolate wagon.
    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 feel for all the runners who have trained and traveled to participate in the now cancelled NYC Marathon. I think it was the proper decision to cancel this year's race but I can understand the frustration and disappointment by some runners. There is an article in the NY TImes regarding the decision that states that some international runners have spent close to $7000 for travel related to the race.
    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Things I will never understand.
    How they can slap together a charity concert in 4 days and also that it took 4 days to decide to cancel the marathon. That should have been a day one hour one decision.
    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Yep, a lot of the negative comments about the cancellation are aimed at the short notice rather than the fact that it was cancelled. One article I read mentioned that 40,000 of the 47,000 runners (granted many runners are local) were in the NYC area when the cancellation was announced.
    Yes but the Manchester NH Marathon scheudled the same day helped by re-openeing their registration and took on about 400 runners from NYC which I i thought was pretty cool

    some runners that were there actually volunteered for cleanup

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    Frack. I typically take vacation during the last two weeks of December. I just looked at the vacation requests and there is currently only 1 planner who will be in the office during Christmas week. There will be others in the department but really a skeleton crew. Things are pretty quiet around here during that week and I really want/need to take some time off. Ugh. What to do, what to do.


    /whine
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Frack. I typically take vacation during the last two weeks of December. I just looked at the vacation requests and there is currently only 1 planner who will be in the office during Christmas week. There will be others in the department but really a skeleton crew. Things are pretty quiet around here during that week and I really want/need to take some time off. Ugh. What to do, what to do.


    /whine
    I put on the vacation calendar for those two weeks back in august.
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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 dandy_warhol View post
    Frack. I typically take vacation during the last two weeks of December. I just looked at the vacation requests and there is currently only 1 planner who will be in the office during Christmas week. There will be others in the department but really a skeleton crew. Things are pretty quiet around here during that week and I really want/need to take some time off. Ugh. What to do, what to do.


    /whine
    I used to take the last week of the year off at my old job. We never really went anywhere and my wife still worked, but it was nice to have the days off with the kids.

    Because it was my first year at the new job, I did not take the week off last year. I probably won't take any off this year, unless we travel. I'd rather take the days off when it's warm.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Frack. I typically take vacation during the last two weeks of December. I just looked at the vacation requests and there is currently only 1 planner who will be in the office during Christmas week. There will be others in the department but really a skeleton crew. Things are pretty quiet around here during that week and I really want/need to take some time off. Ugh. What to do, what to do. ...
    "Schedule" your "knee replacement surgery" recovery for that time frame.

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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    "Schedule" your "knee replacement surgery" recovery for that time frame.
    I have seriously been considering this. Hubby will have about a month off between semesters so it would work well to have him around to care for me and the house & pets. The problem is I can't get in to see my ortho until 12/7. So it might be tight.
    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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    We had the annual pumpkin drop on Saturday night. Best turnout yet. Over 45 pumpkins were smashed on my lower driveway out my bedroom window to many oooohs and aaaaahs and we busted out the popcorn maker and had generally good time.

    We let the advertising be word of mouth. That's the only reliable filter for the truly fun people of this world.

    The best part is that to cover the driveway and make clean-up a breeze I got to use a giant tarp that is.....are you ready for this......a temporary billboard cover. I have a neighbor who works for a big outdoor advertiser around here. We have a surprisingly good relationship actually.
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    Ursus: that is hilarious omg! post pics!

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I have seriously been considering this. Hubby will have about a month off between semesters so it would work well to have him around to care for me and the house & pets. The problem is I can't get in to see my ortho until 12/7. So it might be tight.
    Call 'em up and cry at them. They'll find room in the doc's schedule.

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Ursus: that is hilarious omg! post pics!
    Agreed !
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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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