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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Today I considered scheduling a nervous breakdown into my work calendar.
    As long as you get your projects done and meet your deadlines, no problem. Oh, if you work the front desk, we'd prefer that you not schedule it during those times. The public might confuse you with one of their own.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    It's nearly getting to that point where the pool pump/solar heating system needs re-programming to a day-time cycle. When the cold weather arrived, ZG programmed it to run in the early mornings so the water in the panels didn't freeze.

    It might be a nice night to sit in the hot tub before the rain comes tomorrow.

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    Last edited by Richmond Jake; 31 Jan 2012 at 7:32 PM.
    I think that one of the great signs of security is the ability to just walk away.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    I have seriously slacked on this thread this year. I think the impending 2012 Dec Domesday thing has me spooked. Not to mention me being laid off by my RDA which dissolves today, coupled with my being "re-hired" by my City (successor agency), coupled with the 49ers losing a game they should have won, and Baby Jesus losing to the patriots has really soured my mood the last few weeks.

    In good news though, I saved a boat load of money on insurance thanks to my switch to State Farm. So much so daughter did a discount double check to my wife to illustrate our monthly savings
    I'm happy to hear that you are still employed! I've been with State Farm for 20 years now and have never been able to get any other company to match their rate, never had any issues with claims either.
    "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
    I'm happy to hear that you are still employed! I've been with State Farm for 20 years now and have never been able to get any other company to match their rate, never had any issues with claims either.
    37 yrs with State Farm.
    My understanding is if you switch you are considered as a new underwrite thus a unknown risk, so by showing loyality you have established / proven risk.
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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?
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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.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    37 yrs with State Farm.
    My understanding is if you switch you are considered as a new underwrite thus a unknown risk, so by showing loyality you have established / proven risk.
    Too bad cell phone companies don't think like that. All the promotional sh*t is for new customers. You're new, free phone! You've been with us for 18 years, sorry, there's a charge!

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    Who's got two thumbs and will be in DC at the end of February courtesy of the guv'mint? This chica.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    I have seriously slacked on this thread this year. I think the impending 2012 Dec Domesday thing has me spooked. Not to mention me being laid off by my RDA which dissolves today, coupled with my being "re-hired" by my City (successor agency), coupled with the 49ers losing a game they should have won, and Baby Jesus losing to the patriots has really soured my mood the last few weeks.
    I'm glad that things worked out. It's been a very iffy time for a planner in redevelopment.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    This Wednesday feels like a Thursday. Listening to Lionel Hampton though brings my mood back to earth....
    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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    I just made a mile long flowchart with Easter egg colors! *affixes Girly Badge*

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I just made a mile long flowchart with Easter egg colors! *affixes Girly Badge*
    Don't forget Valentine's Day first (much as I am looking forward to spring!).

    My SO is off the hook this year, since I'll be away ... but you can bet I won't let him forget my birthday (which he did a few years ago ).

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Don't forget Valentine's Day first (much as I am looking forward to spring!).

    My SO is off the hook this year, since I'll be away ... but you can bet I won't let him forget my birthday (which he did a few years ago ).
    I'm just in a pastel kind of mood.

    Last night I told Hubby that we could just exchange cards and go out to dinner. How did you manage not to punch your husband after forgetting your b-day?

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    Anybody else psyched about LP's aka den mother's webinar on Friday about rural tourism? 1.5 cm credits? Totally there!

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    Met the editor in chief from Planetzien of all places at my Taco Tuesday haunt here on my quiet coastal, hippie liberal town through a mutual friend (our daughters played soccer together). Again, small planner world we live in. He asked if i knew about the site and i replied yes and told him that i like the articles but don't like the forum and didn't have a good experience with the AICP training. He offered me a free tie, and said how about i shoot you an email with an idea about an op-ed piece about finding additional planning resources and how to talk to planners on a nation-wide level.
    follow me on the twitter @rcplans

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    How did you manage not to punch your husband after forgetting your b-day?
    I didn't.

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    February 1 is always a sad day for me because it was 39 yrs ago today my father passed away at home.
    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
    February 1 is always a sad day for me because it was 39 yrs ago today my father passed away at home.
    Sorry to hear that - my mother passed away 22 years ago on Feb. 21 (also at home) so I'm there with you.... February 2 is my father's birthday. He's all but gone what with his advanced stage of Alzheimer's. He really can't do anything anymore, including talk. So, I'm thinking about him today, too...
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Hugs for JNA and wahday.

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    Well, just - a look at that girl with the lights comin' up in her eyes.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She must be somebody's baby.
    All the guys on the corner stand back and let her walk on by.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She must be somebody's baby.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She's so fine.
    She's probably somebody's only light.
    Gonna shine tonight.
    Yeah, she's probably somebody's baby, all right.

    *bellows* I try to shut eyes, but I can't get her outta my sight.

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    Need land use political suggestions

    As some may be aware, my favorite former elected official has landed herself a new gig. She keeps posting open questions on FB, and this URL also elicits comments. The first couple of shows have included interviews with current (heh) office-holders including one with the mayor of Tampa discussing energy policy.

    Need some ideas of her regarding land use, sprawl, all our favorite topics as they pertain to the 2012 elections. Post here or on FB or on the Current TV site, thanks!

    And watch this for a good laugh.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Well, just - a look at that girl with the lights comin' up in her eyes.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She must be somebody's baby.
    All the guys on the corner stand back and let her walk on by.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She must be somebody's baby.
    She's got to be somebody's baby.
    She's so fine.
    She's probably somebody's only light.
    Gonna shine tonight.
    Yeah, she's probably somebody's baby, all right.

    *bellows* I try to shut eyes, but I can't get her outta my sight.
    I will forever associate that song with fast times at ridgemont High
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I will forever associate that song with fast times at ridgemont High
    I watched Fast Times over the weekend. RT had never seen it but she appreciated it. I did not appreciate that she knew what "hotboxing" was
    "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 coulda been a Hobbit!

    Too bad we don't live in New Zealand. Casting for "The Hobbit" was looking for women under 5 ft (among other extra roles). I would love being in the movie of one of my favorite books , except maybe for the hairy-feet part.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/...ting-call-shut

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    Squatters sell belongings of Iraq vet and his family:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headline...s-possessions/

    Talk about sinking to a new low...

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    Anybody else psyched about LP's aka den mother's webinar on Friday about rural tourism? 1.5 cm credits? Totally there!

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    Yeah, you are going - it's just me, the other guy bailed and it's literally right before an interview so not too much pressure, nope...

    450 registrants I heard, yikes...

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    Wow, creator of that Saturday afternoon tv staple 'Soul Train' Don Cornelius apparently shot himself in the head. That is very sad. I have to believe he was in the throes of depression (of course he was).

    So who here watched Soul Train? As I recall its time slot signalled the end of Saturday morning cartoons. Time to go play outside.
    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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    Spitting in public is gross.





    I enjoy the fact that we have peregrine falcons in our downtown but stumbling upon pigeon parts first thing in the morning is a bit unsettling.

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