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    Cyburbian TerraSapient's avatar
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    Finally convinced my FIL to submit the paperwork to get the house reassessed so we can lower our taxes. We are buying off him, so it is still in his name until we have forked over all the money. The house was on the market for 5 years before he purchased it and the county has it assessed at over twice what he paid for it. So, naturally, we want the taxes lowered. It took some convincing since he wanted us to have equity in the home already. Our taxes just went up another $2k per year though, so he finally gave in.

    Here is to hoping the county auditor doesn't try to stick it to us!
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I cannot get that damn Caillou theme song out of my head after hearing it, like, forty times this past week.



    I'm just a kid who's four
    Each day I grow some more
    I like exploring
    I'm Caillou!
    So many things to do
    Each day is something new
    I'll share them with you
    I'm Caillou!
    My world is turning
    Changing each day
    With Mommy and Daddy
    And finding my way!
    Growing up is not so tough
    Except when I've had enough
    But there's lots of fun stuff
    I'm Caillou!
    Caillou! Caillou! I'm Caillou!
    That's me!
    I HATE Calillou ... Nothing can be more tortureous than watching that show..
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    My daughter is scheduled to land in Pittsburgh this evening, and we've been anxious to have her home. Imagine the disappointment when I got a text that says "I'll let you know if I miss my flight." Oh boy.

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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    I HATE Calillou ... Nothing can be more tortureous than watching that show..
    I concur.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I concur.
    We've talked several times about the good, bad and ugly of the children's programming world and YES, I vote Caillou to be the most annoying by a long shot...and brother, I have seen them all. 18 years worth and still counting.... not including my own childhood.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Chicken Tenders from Casey's General Store = 5 min lunch.
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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    Driving six hours from upstate New York to Northeast Ohio, much of it through a radio wasteland, I found myself scanning between 88 and 92 MHz; the location of most NPR and public radio stations. One broadcast that seemed to air continuously throughout my journey, on one or more stations, was a slow-talking man that sounded a bit like Reverend Lovejoy, reciting parts of the KJV Old Testament. That's it ... "And Obidiah sayeth to those gathered at the temple, let not the Caananites seweth your fields, nor harvesteth your corn, for they are ...."

    Anyone else ever hear this?
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    My page 282 post:

    I'm wearing slipper-ish ugg shoes to work today...and it feels so good! The ultimate casual Friday attire.
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    My page 282 post:

    I'm wearing slipper-ish ugg shoes to work today...and it feels so good! The ultimate casual Friday attire.
    I hate uggs in general. Yet I find that many beautiful women support them.... such a difficult place it puts me.
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Methinks you will look better in J.C. Penney's "granny panties" rather than Victoria Secret's "see-it-all panties".

    Bear
    It brings me joy that this was the last post in the RTDNTOTO by Bear.
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    It brings me joy that this was the last post in the RTDNTOTO by Bear.
    Dude.. that should have been the final post of the year in this thread
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I cannot get that damn Caillou theme song out of my head after hearing it, like, forty times this past week.
    Dan Dan Dan .....why do bring this sh** on yourself?

    Look, when ursus, raf or I get Caillou stuck in our heads, it's pretty much a given that it occurred as a direct result of being exposed to the song because our young kids happened to be watching it on tv in our presence.......what's YOUR excuse?
    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 Hink View post
    I hate uggs in general. Yet I find that many beautiful women support them.... such a difficult place it puts me.
    They are ugg brand, but not boots! They are suede-slipper shoes filled with warm fake fur. I call them my feet treats.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    They are ugg brand, but not boots! They are suede-slipper shoes filled with warm fake fur. I call them my feet treats.
    Say "Feet Treats" again. For me.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    I cannot get that damn Caillou theme song out of my head after hearing it, like, forty times this past week.
    Once or twice through this should do the trick:

    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    Absorbent and yellow and porous is he
    SpongeBob SquarePants

    If nautical nonsense be something you wish
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish
    SpongeBob SquarePants
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Forty is a funny looking word.
    Get rid of it! I never spell it correctly anyway.

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Once or twice through this should do the trick:

    Who lives in a pineapple under the sea
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    Absorbent and yellow and porous is he
    SpongeBob SquarePants

    If nautical nonsense be something you wish
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish
    SpongeBob SquarePants
    Oh, you're from Hell.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Say "Feet Treats" again. For me.
    Feet treats
    "Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon." ~Peter Lynch

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    S L O W afternoon. Reports are written. The plan was to work a full day then head to the airport (as luck would have it, daughter's flight was delayed so she should make her flight). I'm toying with leaving early and catching a quick nap. Decisions, decisions.

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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Dude.. that should have been the final post of the year in this thread
    It can, should, and most likely will be. I just like to remind myself of how much a good guy Bear was. His spirit and the joy he brought to life. It is refreshing.
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    RJ'n!
    "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 have an interview next week. Eep!
    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 have an interview next week. Eep!
    I'm kind of hoping for one soon. I don't like the way some things are happening here, and for the first time I can see that the things I don't like could, most likely will, affect the way I do my job. I love my job and don't want anyone to interfere in how I do it.

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    I have a shoe problem unlike my wife's shoe problem.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I have an interview next week. Eep!
    Woohooo! Happy feet dance!

    Good luck!
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