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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Spitting in public is gross.
    I remember a quote from back in the day that said "The streets of Peking (Beijing) are paved in phlegm".
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    What's worse than having periodontal treatment? Having to pay $$$ for it out-of-pocket because our dental insurance doesn't cover the recommended "if-the-initial-treatment-doesn't-work" procedure.

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    [Cold hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow white but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.
    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 Mud Princess View post
    What's worse than having periodontal treatment? Having to pay $$$ for it out-of-pocket because our dental insurance doesn't cover the recommended "if-the-initial-treatment-doesn't-work" procedure.
    Hemorrhroid surgery, you have to pay through the a$$ for that.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Hold on tight... the ride is going to get bumpy...

    Our finance director and entire finance department (3 accountants) were just fired after a meeting with our audit committee following receipt of the audit.

    Asst. City Manager will be providing me a copy when he gets a chance, but he said it was the worst audit he had ever seen.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    Hold on tight... the ride is going to get bumpy...

    Our finance director and entire finance department (3 accountants) were just fired after a meeting with our audit committee following receipt of the audit.

    Asst. City Manager will be providing me a copy when he gets a chance, but he said it was the worst audit he had ever seen.
    Yikes! If the accounting department can't keep it's shit together what else is going on? Hopefully it doesn't mean a loss of funding, having to return misappropriated funds, or that funds were missing.
    "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 think it's so groovy now, that people are finally gettin' together.
    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 kjel View post
    Yikes! If the accounting department can't keep it's shit together what else is going on? Hopefully it doesn't mean a loss of funding, having to return misappropriated funds, or that funds were missing.
    All other departments are clean & tight and work really well together--the finance department has been a festering problem for a little while and this audit gave the city manager the ammo he needed to make a major and much needed change. Basically, it was a bunch of sloppy work and gross incompetence--nothing indicating malicious intent. No funds missing so far and nothing that would result in repayment of funds (grants, etc.), but still a big mess to clean-up. The ACM & I will be covering that area next week, assessing the situation, etc. since we both have finance & QA/QC experience to set up interim measures & controls. We don't expect to based on the initial audit findings, but we'll make a call in the next few weeks on whether to conduct any forensic audit.

    We expect to have an interim finance director and temporary accounting staff on by late next week.

    It's a fucking mess and not how I wanted to wrap up my week.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Hemorrhroid surgery, you have to pay through the a$$ for that.
    You know this from personal experience or just what you over heard or just making up $hit as you go,
    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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    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 Maister View post
    [Cold hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow white but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.
    Dude, did you break out the cello today or what?
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    [Cold hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow white but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.
    Got confused in the designation/selection of the GIS layers you were working with ?
    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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    Because I consider Italian hard salami provides a greater oral pleasure than chocolate, I intend to gift ZG with about a pound of hard salami for Valentine's Day.

    I hope she doesn't read this post and spoil the surprise.


    EDIT: Hot tub was perfect this evening.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Because I consider Italian hard salami provides a greater oral pleasure than chocolate, I intend to gift ZG with about a pound of hard salami for Valentine's Day.

    I hope she doesn't read this post and spoil the surprise.


    EDIT: Hot tub was perfect this evening.
    Yes, this post would be the reason for a spoiled VD, not the fact that you gave your wife salami!

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    I will have to explain to my staff I got this sunburn reviewing the latest neighborhood plan draft during the two hour lunch break today.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Cold hearted orb that rules the night, removes the colors from our sight, red is grey and yellow white but we decide which is right, and which is an illusion.
    Not something I am all that I'm inclined to listen to all that often but that is an incredible piece of art.

    Because I consider Italian hard salami provides a greater oral pleasure than chocolate, I intend to gift ZG with about a pound of hard salami for Valentine's Day.

    So many responses in my mind but this one is best left for the imagination.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Who has contempt/disdain for valentine's day ?
    and / or
    Is this just cheap plain bad attitude ?
    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
    Who has contempt/disdain for valentine's day ?
    and / or
    Is this just cheap plain bad attitude ?
    There is a reason I got married on Feb 7, a week before . . .

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    I have reached the conclusion that I have achieved my highest level of incompetence. I have no interest nor desire to engage in the other issues affecting my jurisdiction. I don't feel I have the qualifications. I'm a land use guy, pure and simple. That's complicated enough. I don't want to take the next step. Unless I'm forced. Well then, who knows.

    Now get off my lawn.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    Because I consider Italian hard salami provides a greater oral pleasure than chocolate, I intend to gift ZG with about a pound of hard salami for Valentine's Day.

    I hope she doesn't read this post and spoil the surprise.

    .
    We already have 2 packs of sliced hard salami in the fridge. If you want me to slice up your gift, well....

    To me, chocolate is not a gift; it's a necessity, like milk or orange juice or eggs.

    Continuing on about food, today we cruised around Publix for a bit, picking out "grazing" foods for Super Bowl Sunday. Although RJ may grill hot dogs/sausages before the game. Then since the high today was 76 d., we came home and sat out by the pool for several hours. Of course, I had to wear a big floppy hat because of the microdermabrasion last week, plus SPF 55 and foundation on my face. I hate wearing hats.

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    Bad headline spelling -

    Stage legislators meet....

    Posted: Feb 04, 2012 7:00 PM CST
    Updated: Feb 04, 2012 8:05 PM CST
    still not corrected as I posted it.
    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 Zoning Goddess View post
    ... Then since the high today was 76 d., we came home and sat out by the pool for several hours. Of course, I had to wear a big floppy hat because of the microdermabrasion last week, plus SPF 55 and foundation on my face. I hate wearing hats.
    Big ol' patio or beach umbrella overhead. I love 'em.

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    Water temperature of the pool is 68 °F. My goal is to swim on March 1st and Thanksgiving Day. The water needs another 10°F before I can jump in. Otherwise, there is this shrinkage thingy going on.

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    It was obvious he killed his wife. But to take out his kids:

    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/...,1924932.story

    Awful, awful.

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    I have a bad case of the Mondays and I think it might turn into the Tuesdays as well.

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    Everyone struggled getting out of bed this morning.
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