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    Today I moved into a bigger plot in the office cube farm - a cubicle with additional seating and a table for guests. But more importantly, it's a cube with actual sunlight!

    In the process though, I've discovered that I have a lot of crap and paperwork in my old cube that I simply do not need and have little to no desire of actually moving that additional 5 years worth of detritus. I think I am only going to move over the bare minimum right now and then over the course of the next week or so if there is something I need from the old cube I will go get it. At the end of that time, items that haven't been used can probably be tossed.
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    I am about to leave to tour a long-shuttered, fire and flood damaged building I last entered on February 7, 1981. My wedding reception.

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    I could really go for some quinoa and roasted veggies. I need a lunch date.
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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    I am about to leave to tour a long-shuttered, fire and flood damaged building I last entered on February 7, 1981. My wedding reception.
    Was the fire and flood related to the reception?
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    One of my current planning cases is a 72 unit affordable senior citizen housing development. Going through old staff reports through the years, I found quite a few condo and apartment complexes, assisted living projects, and the like with 72 units. Why does 72 units seem like some kind of "magic number" for developers?
    Is there some sort of state law?

    Around here I noticed with nursing homes, the magic number is 44. The total number of beds in 60% of our nursing homes are multiples of 44. I honestly have no idea why but it could just be a coincidence since we only have fifteen nursing homes.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Was the fire and flood related to the reception?
    It's quite salvageable, but in the floodway of the Mississippi. Giff57 prolly knows what building I am talking about.

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    Something for RJ & ZG's pool this summer

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    Clearly, someone has forgotten just how old we are. And how much wine we drink.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Clearly, someone has forgotten just how old we are. And how much wine we drink.
    That would just add to the fun, right?
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    What is the pinnacle of entertainment?

    My short list would have to include:
    - the time I saw Hal Holbrook performing as Mark Twain
    - the time I saw Garrison Keilor perform a live Prarie Home Companion show
    - the time I saw the Residents 'concert' (it was so very much more than a mere concert) I think at the Fox Theater sometime around 1989-1990ish.
    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 Maister View post
    What is the pinnacle of entertainment?

    My short list would have to include:
    - the time I saw Hal Holbrook performing as Mark Twain
    - the time I saw Garrison Keilor perform a live Prarie Home Companion show
    - the time I saw the Residents 'concert' (it was so very much more than a mere concert) I think at the Fox Theater sometime around 1989-1990ish.
    Saw Garrison's solo stand-up act last month in Saginaw. It's great. Similarly, Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe show.

    At a bicycle rally in the 80s, one evening's entertainment included a Mark Twain presenter (not Hal Holbrook). He did "Taming the Bicycle" for us.

    Just got back from Mardi Gras and I could go out and play more music right this minute.

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    Our local community college is proudly displaying on their electronic signboard that they are featuring a presentation of "The Vagina Monologues". The sign is immediately next to their soccer fields that are used by youth leagues in the evening and on weekends. I'm so glad that I don't have any young children to explain that to.
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    Old saying: "you can't have your cake and eat it too"
    I just realized that people of my grandparents generation (in their 20's during the Great Depression) were definitely more interested in "having" their cake than eating it. Think about it when you look at some of the funny things they did:
    - had two sets of towels/linens - ones for every day use and ones ostensibly for guests (that never really got used)
    - covered couches and chairs with clear plastic
    - put plastic runners over the carpet in the living room to walk on
    - would own a 'fully loaded' Buick, but seldom if ever use features like the air conditioning or power windows so as not to 'wear it out'.
    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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    Really?

    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Our local community college is proudly displaying on their electronic signboard that they are featuring a presentation of "The Vagina Monologues". The sign is immediately next to their soccer fields that are used by youth leagues in the evening and on weekends. I'm so glad that I don't have any young children to explain that to.
    Yeah, that would only be followed by questions about the transvaginal ultrasound bill.

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    Epic Fail: showing up for a probation meeting drunk or drugged up or both. I almost walked into the cop as they were giving her a field sobriety test in the hallway and moments later saw her escorted handcuffed and stumbling into the hoosegow. Her Friday night's gonna suck.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Epic Fail: showing up for a probation meeting drunk or drugged up or both. I almost walked into the cop as they were giving her a field sobriety test in the hallway and moments later saw her escorted handcuffed and stumbling into the hoosegow. Her Friday night's gonna suck.
    True, but her Thursday night may have been epic!
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    Boy oh boy I'm getting hungry. It's almost dinner time. Pretty soon I can hop in the ol' Studebaker and drive over to Charlie's Cafe. Wonder what I should order.....liver and onions? Salisbury steak? It is Friday night, maybe instead I should take the family out for Chinese. Chan's Chop Suey is pretty good.....
    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 Maister View post
    Boy oh boy I'm getting hungry. It's almost dinner time. Pretty soon I can hop in the ol' Studebaker and drive over to Charlie's Cafe. Wonder what I should order.....liver and onions? Salisbury steak? It is Friday night, maybe instead I should take the family out for Chinese. Chan's Chop Suey is pretty good.....
    Or how about you stay in and treat the family to one of those fancy TV dinners?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Boy oh boy I'm getting hungry. It's almost dinner time. Pretty soon I can hop in the ol' Studebaker and drive over to Charlie's Cafe. Wonder what I should order.....liver and onions? Salisbury steak? It is Friday night, maybe instead I should take the family out for Chinese. Chan's Chop Suey is pretty good.....
    What no Pot Roast Or Meatloaf with a Jello with fruit mold for desert ?
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    Epic Fail: showing up for a probation meeting drunk or drugged up or both. I almost walked into the cop as they were giving her a field sobriety test in the hallway and moments later saw her escorted handcuffed and stumbling into the hoosegow. Her Friday night's gonna suck.
    Hey at least she made an effort to show up.

    Okay, serious question, is it illegal to show up to court inebriated? Obviously it's total fail, but against the law for any reason other than drunk in public?
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Hey at least she made an effort to show up.

    Okay, serious question, is it illegal to show up to court inebriated? Obviously it's total fail, but against the law for any reason other than drunk in public?
    Depends on what you're on probation for and what the probation rules are. I have a friend who is a parole officer. She told me about a guy who was on probation for multiple DUI's and had had his DL revoked. He not only showed up for his parole office meeting highly intoxicated but when he was asked how he got there, told her that he drove and that his car was parked outside the courthouse. He was promptly cuffed and taken away.
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    A Buffalo related statistic. Buffalo adults purchase the most lottery tickets (57%). followed by Providence RI (56%) and Albany NY (51%).
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    We're having chef's salads tonight for dinner. Mine will include Dungeness crab from the left coast. I also picked up a nice chardonnay. Both at Publix. Yummy.

    Then we're off to the hot tub.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    We're having chef's salads tonight for dinner. Mine will include Dungeness crab from the left coast. I also picked up a nice chardonnay. Both at Publix. Yummy.

    Then we're off to the hot tub.
    I love dungeness crab. That's one of the coolest things (among many others) about living right on the left coast, so many restaurants have various dungeness crab dishes this time of year. delish!
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    King me.

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    I think you mean Crowwwwwwwwwne.

    Right?
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