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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    Best Buy has released the full list of stores closing: http://pr.bby.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=24...036&highlight=

    Any in your neck of the woods? In the Chicago area, they are closing six stores, more than any other metro area from what I can tell. However, they over-saturated the Chicago market way too much, and even after these closings, there will still be about 45 locations in the metro. They probably could've closed even more stores. In the Niles-Skokie-Evanston area, they still have five store locations...seems like overkill to me.
    None here in Wisconsin, including the two here in the Appleton area.

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    I'm glad I'm not doing zoning administration in Thailand.

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    Was accused of having a fake idea last night. I'm 28. I live in Illinois and still have a New York State ID. I've lived here five years and never had anyone question it.

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    Los Angeles is an interesting city. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing yet. Lots of good... Lots of what the hell were you thinking...
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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    Was accused of having a fake idea last night. I'm 28. I live in Illinois and still have a New York State ID. I've lived here five years and never had anyone question it.
    I hardly know what to think about a fake idea.
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    Hubby has been out of town all weekend. I've had a hard weekend of taking care of pets and watching the Veronica Mars marathon on Soapnet. So the question is, treat myself to wings or not?

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Hubby has been out of town all weekend. I've had a hard weekend of taking care of pets and watching the Veronica Mars marathon on Soapnet. So the question is, treat myself to wings or not?
    Of course. After a hard weekend like that, you're entitled to anything you want!

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    I feel like a criminal posting from the Cyber Cafe at APA.... seriously.

    There are a couple good sessions, and truthfully a pretty good overall program this year. I am usually pretty negative about APA in general, but I am pretty pleased.

    Social media is a bigger presence... #APA2012.
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    Taking a leap of faith. I've colored my hair (at salons) for 25 yrs. Going to give RJ a chance to use one of those "color your roots" kits. We're going on a trip and it's not really time for me to spend the $$ just yet for color. Keeping my fingers crossed...

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Los Angeles is an interesting city. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing yet. Lots of good... Lots of what the hell were you thinking...
    It's an interesting city, and I kind of like it in some weird way. I'm not looking forward to driving there in rush hour tomorrow for Monday's APA sessions though.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Los Angeles is an interesting city. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing yet. Lots of good... Lots of what the hell were you thinking...
    Get yourself out of LA and into the inland empire.. then you can seriously shake your head and ask yourself what the hell were they thinking?
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    stupidity of the den mother

    I'm forty-freakin'-seven years old, you would think by now I would know - can't explain this post but I just needed to vent out-cyber-loud about a face palm to my head - GD IT



    job and family is fine, so no worries...

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I'm forty-freakin'-seven years old, you would think by now I would know - can't explain this post but I just needed to vent out-cyber-loud about a face palm to my head - GD IT



    job and family is fine, so no worries...
    I think we all have moments like these. Hang in there.
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I'm forty-freakin'-seven years old, you would think by now I would know - can't explain this post but I just needed to vent out-cyber-loud about a face palm to my head - GD IT



    job and family is fine, so no worries...
    Just a case of Monday's.

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    If crossing arms is generally a defensive and bad pose, why do so many stock photos have people crossing their arms? Is it supposed to come off as "Look at me I'm a professional-type and am on my way up"? So which is it - defensive and off-putting or business-like?

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    Sometimes I feel like all I'm doing is sitting at my desk just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
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    Just got a text from Mrs G that her F/T Temp position ends 7-3-12. Lovely.
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I'm forty-freakin'-seven years old, you would think by now I would know - can't explain this post but I just needed to vent out-cyber-loud about a face palm to my head - GD IT



    job and family is fine, so no worries...
    So, what was it: baked beans before the staff meeting?

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    And, with my car probably facing a $2,000 repair for head gasket and timing belt replacement, my get-out-of-North-America vacation plans are on hold. I don't want to take too big a chunk out of the house down payment fund.

    Always happens every time I've ever planned a trip overseas. Maybe this winter I can pull something off.
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    Bugs; you just know you've just eaten them without seeing them. How do you feel about that?
    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
    Bugs; you just know you've just eaten them without seeing them. How do you feel about that?
    It doesn't bother me... I've eaten them while seeing them and that still doesn't bother me.


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    Why does the postal service require a street address in order to obtain a post office box? That just doesn't make sense. Don't some people get a P.O. box because they don't have a mailing address??

    Maybe someone with a postal worker in their family can explain this to me.

    I'm on the board of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a membership organization. We are strictly a volunteer operation. Right now we receive mail at the offices of another organization, but we'd like to use a P.O. box instead (because the other organization is in a transition mode and may be relocating). However, in order to get one, we need a street address (whose?), two forms of ID for anyone allowed to access the box (probably the President, VP and Treasurer, all of whom have to appear in person to apply!), and something on our nonexistent letterhead authorizing these individuals to rent the box. Why make it so hard? Yeesh.
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    And who says Californias are all "libertards"



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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Why does the postal service require a street address in order to obtain a post office box? That just doesn't make sense. Don't some people get a P.O. box because they don't have a mailing address??
    You may have a street address but that doesn't mean the Post Office delivers to it. Many people in my state do not receive and cannot receive their mail at home because there is no home delivery. They have to go to the post office to get their mail. With the Post Office wanting to close a lot of rural post offices, this is a problem. People will not be able to get their mail without driving a long distance in sometimes bad weather, to get their mail, prescription medicines and Social Security checks.

    As for your situation, guess that just falls between the proverbial cracks of the bureaucracy. But of course, planners know nothing about requiring people to go through procedures that seem unnecessary in the individual case but makes sense in most cases.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    <snip>People will not be able to get their mail without driving a long distance in sometimes bad weather, to get their mail, prescription medicines and Social Security checks.</snip>
    Saw article yesterday that all Social Security checks and other benefit checks must be in the form of electronic bank deposits or a debit card. The savings to Treasury from eliminating paper check printing and mailing are hitting the post office big time as reduced income. Can't wait to see how post office fee increases will eat up savings on mail order prescriptions.
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