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    Life's Little Losses

    I was thinking about adding this, but couldn't think of a good thread title. Thanks Maister.

    We have two cats. One has decided to be my wife's favorite, the other the oldest kids favorite. I'm more of a dog person. The youngest wants a cat of her own. I don't really want another car scratching stuff and tripping you while you walk. I just lost that battle.

    Any little lost causes or battles for you?
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Junior and his mother are fighting.



    Again.
    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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    OH come on, there is an entire Alanis Morrisette song you could have used for the title!



    Wife forgot to cancel the membership for the nanny search website... $40 down the drain.
    The most foolish thing one can do this fall is to vote for Clinton or Trump. Wake up, get out of the matrix, and send a message to the political establishment that you won't play their game.

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    Shoelace on my black dress shoes broke.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Shoelace on my black dress shoes broke.
    Thus is the reason I keep an extra pair in by work bag. It happened once to me years ago as I was walking into a meeting and I had a presentation. NEVER AGAIN!
    The most foolish thing one can do this fall is to vote for Clinton or Trump. Wake up, get out of the matrix, and send a message to the political establishment that you won't play their game.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Thus is the reason I keep an extra pair in by work bag. It happened once to me years ago as I was walking into a meeting and I had a presentation. NEVER AGAIN!
    You do know you'll carry those around with you for years and then a newby planner will need it. You'll gladly hand it to him and actually tell him you probably won't ever need it since you've had it all those years. Then, about 3 weeks later, you'll be heading into a city council special meeting and you'll bend down to tighten your shoelaces & POP, there it goes. Snaps in half. You'll say to yourself "I know I have extra laces in my bag." You'll look for a couple minutes and realize..."damn, I gave my spare laces to that stupid intern."


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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    Thus is the reason I keep an extra pair in by work bag. It happened once to me years ago as I was walking into a meeting and I had a presentation. NEVER AGAIN!
    I know a guy who does maintenance on one of the buildings downtown. He swears there's a ghost that keeps cutting his laces at the very bottom. Old or new, they always seem to break there about once a year.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    Bought a movie film preview editor at a flea market that is open only on weekends - after I got home and set it up, no image. The light source does turn on.

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    The Game of Thrones season is over and I can't figure out how to cancel my HBO Now subscription. 15 more bucks lost while I flounder.
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    Mrs. Maister has a sinus infection. Again.
    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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    Car broke down... again. I'm about done with this one.
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    The Game of Thrones season is over and I can't figure out how to cancel my HBO Now subscription. 15 more bucks lost while I flounder.
    If it's through Amazon just google search it or look under subscriptions. I think iTunes was the same way.


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