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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Only two people complimented me on my new, very colorful Christmas-themed tie today. Maybe because it is a Jerry Garcia brand?
    You wear a tie to work? Such a square....
    "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
    You wear a tie to work? Such a square....
    And a Christmas tie at that? BTW, I have 10 or so from the 80's if you are interested.

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    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    You wear a tie to work? Such a square....
    [smilie symbol] Raised and shaking middle finger pointing toward NJ. [/smilie symbol]

    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    And a Christmas tie at that? BTW, I have 10 or so from the 80's if you are interested.
    They're about 1-1/2 inches wide, right? Perhaps made from leather? I don't think so.

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    NBC's Ann Curry promoting 26 Acts of Kindness in memory of Newtown::

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...-kindness?lite

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    Who's gonna start the 2013 Random Thoughts thread in a couple weeks?

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    I got my first paying gig for my baked goods. Delivery on Christmas Eve.






    BTW, can we get a Easter Bunny smilie for Easter? Or just for me to sporadically use.
    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 Zoning Goddess View post
    Who's gonna start the 2013 Random Thoughts thread in a couple weeks?
    We've got a plan.
    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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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I got my first paying gig for my baked goods. Delivery on Christmas Eve.
    Hey congrats!! If you open a store, I would be happy to quit my job and sell your goods
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Hey congrats!! If you open a store, I would be happy to quit my job and sell your goods
    And I would handle quality control.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    And I would handle quality control.
    I feel that could effect efficiency....

    One for me... one for the store... one for me....
    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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    Somebody at work gave me homemade peanut brittle for Christmas today. I haven't tasted it yet but I hope it's as good as it looks. I love peanut brittle but have had very mixed results with the homemade stuff I've had over the years.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    I just did a survey from a student in Italy - I love the differences in terms fof doing a planning survey here and there -

    one of the answers to a question about merchants (no lie) was -

    adopt a warm design able to stimulate emotions
    I thought wow, I am hitting that for the asnwer just for its risque poignancy - can I put that in my design review code?

    then one of the questions/answers was this:


    4. Occupation
    (To tick off only a box)

    Occupation (To tick off only a box)

    Student

    Housewife

    White-collar worker

    Blue-collar worker

    Manager

    Professionals

    Teacher

    Retired

    Unemployed
    I didn't know we said "white collar worker" anymore

    anyway, it woke me up this morning

    this is what I get for running a city and town planning group on LinkedIn that has become a bastion for international planners...

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    Ripping about 10 books on tape into my iPhone for the holiday week.
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Only two people complimented me on my new, very colorful Christmas-themed tie today. Maybe because it is a Jerry Garcia brand?
    Is Jerry Garcia a faux pas? I have a Tommy Bahama Christmas tie that has santa on the beach with a umbrella drink. I was told I couldn't wear at work. I questioned why as I wondered if it was because of santa but I found out it was because of the drink.
    So now I wear it to church.

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    Today is Christmas lunch!
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by Big Owl View post
    Is Jerry Garcia a faux pas? I have a Tommy Bahama Christmas tie that has santa on the beach with a umbrella drink. I was told I couldn't wear at work. I questioned why as I wondered if it was because of santa but I found out it was because of the drink.
    So now I wear it to church.
    I also have a Jerry Garcia tie. I rarely wear a tie but I usually select this one for funerals because it amuses me to wear a Grateful Dead tie to those occasions.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Why did my "what the hell am I getting my wife for Xmas" thread get closed??
    "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
    Why did my "what the hell am I getting my wife for Xmas" thread get closed??
    I think we all know who must have done that.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I think we all know who must have done that.
    Hey, don't look at me! There, I just UNlocked it (and I have my own suspicions which left-thumbed mod is the guilty party this time....I won't say who but his name rhymes with a plumbing fixture)
    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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    So if you were going to be judged for a recipe for a group of worker what would you make?

    Last year I made bacon wrapped smokies in a jack daniels bbq glaze.... I need something unique, but enjoyable by the masses....
    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 ofos View post
    I think we all know who must have done that.
    I am telling you, he is out of control! Splitting some threads, closing other threads... what next, changing the same of FAC to Maister-land?
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I am telling you, he is out of control! Splitting some threads, closing other threads... what next, changing the same of FAC to Maister-land?
    Now that you mention it....one must admit that name does have a nice ring to it
    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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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post

    this is what I get for running a city and town planning group on LinkedIn that has become a bastion for international planners...
    Them and me. My stupid IT people keep refusing to unblock LinkedIn at work! How laaaaaame is that? LinkedIn? Really? Oh, yeah. That's where I'm wasting time trolling the deep professional waters looking for accidental pron or something, IT. Keep me out of it....
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    My Christmas tie is a Jerry Garcis tie. I wore it at our BOC mtg Monday night.

    The departmental Christmas social is today, but no tie
    "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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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    Somebody at work gave me homemade peanut brittle for Christmas today. I haven't tasted it yet but I hope it's as good as it looks. I love peanut brittle but have had very mixed results with the homemade stuff I've had over the years.
    I passed out my annual goodie boxes today. One of the items was homemade pecan brittle, it's super yummy.
    "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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