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    Cyburbian Planit's avatar
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    1. I'm a day late in doing this - other times I'm a dollar short
    2. Sometimes I'd like to be a cruise ship bartender far a couple months
    3. So sad that minor league baseball is over until next April
    4. Safety meetings are BORING!
    5. TCC meetings are too
    6. I'm enjoying the Oktoberfest selections this time of year
    7. Need to go to the hardware during lunch today
    8. Personally the next 9 months will be interesting (and no its not that)
    9. I need to start cleaning out the workshop
    10. I hate the political crap going on - federal, local, etc.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    1. I wonder sometimes why ducks arent more popular as pets
    2. My son declared today the the Wiggles were no longer cool
    3. I sometimes talk myself out of dreams/impulses with astonishing speed. e.g. "I wonder if I should write a gardening book?.....nahhh, do you realize how many are out there already? And to think my writing skills are superior to theirs would be the height of arrogance..."
    4. My musical tastes are very very eclectic, but to be honest they include quite a bit of music that's considered by many as seriously uncool
    5. I like the Billy Idol songs 'Eyes Without a Face' and 'Dancing With Myself'
    6. This has been one of the longest work weeks I can ever recall
    7. I will probably start a Bob Dylan related thread some time next week
    8. I watched Forrest Gump once, and that has been quite sufficient for me
    9. I think my brother is angry at me because I rudely talked on the cell phone in the same room while was watching the show '24'
    10. Time for a butterscotch pop tonight
    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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    1. I like watching butterflies fly.
    2. Planners can be worse at politics than actual politicians.
    3. I'm glad we are getting slightly cooler temps
    4. I hate to admit it, but I like Breathe's "How can I fall" and "Does she love that man?"
    5. In the I only like one song by this band category is Cowboy Junkies "A common disaster"
    6. I finally understand the comment by older people that today's world is completely different than the world I grew up in
    7. I second planit's comment about being sick of the politics
    8. I hate relationships that bounce between being friends and being involved
    9. I also hate to admit it, but I could become a TV junkie if I let myself.
    10. I really like my Ipad.

    and a bonus one-I second Maister's hating Forrest Gump . It's little more than baby boomer, self absorbed bs.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    1. For being one of my favorite threads, I certainly seem to have difficulty remembering to bump it every Thursday (except today...YAY!)
    2. I can do very good imitation of Bill Cosby's character 'Mushmouth'
    3. I found myself questioning why do I always say "testing 1 2 3 testing..." whenever I test a microphone. I mean, there are so many more interesting things one could say
    4. I used to like drinking milk as a kid but not as an adult
    5. I often feel like I should spend more time with Junior, but more often than not find myself getting angry with him about something or other whenever I do spend the time
    6. I just finished reading 'The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment'. I can't say it was very helpful to me. It would have appealed to me when I was a psychonaut but not now
    7. I feel really sad whenever I hear the song 'Puff the Magic Dragon'. Certain songs trigger it and that's one of them
    8. Coming up with 10 things has never seemed particularly difficult.....until now
    9. I would like to travel to Andorra, pretty much just to say that I did
    10. The bathroom scale was my friend this morning
    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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    1. I used to think time was an objective, measurable thing. Now I think is totally subjective. Last Thursday seems like way more than a week ago…
    2. The wife arranged for an all-day Sunday date day. Awesome.
    3. The days seem suddenly way shorter. Its dark when I wake up. Went riding last night and it was dark coming back. No….
    4. I haven’t had beer since Saturday. I’m thirsty.
    5. Spent last week in Burlington Vermont. What a cool town!
    6. We have too many school obligations for the kids. 2 fall fiestas, fundraising drives, volunteer requirements, meetings with teachers and so much more on the horizon.
    7. Today I managed to get all the recycling together and out on the curb, only to have them determine one bag was unfit to take. Why?! WHY?! It had the same material as the other…
    8. Got yelled at for letting my leashed dog tread 3 feet onto the grass in front of a law office. He wasn’t going to the bathroom or digging or anything. Just walking. And this lady chewed me out. No sign, no fence, nothing. Just anger. Sigh.
    9. I keep having to tell contractors not to dump construction refuse on our PRIVATE land. WTF?
    10. Met with some City lawyers this morning. That’ll wake you up. And then put you to sleep…
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    1. Wells Fargo Priority Markets Grant won-$90,000
    2. Renegotiated terms on a $1 million line of credit
    3. Closing on a property at the end of October
    4. Poached an employee from another department. Score!
    5. I can't wait for vacation, 2 more weeks.
    6. I am hungry and didn't bring my lunch because I haven't had time to go grocery shopping
    7. I have nothing planned or packed for my vacation trip.
    8. I really want a diet rum and coke with a lime wedge right now.
    9. I wish laundry would sort, wash, and fold itself.
    10. Ummm........
    "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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    1. This day / week can't end soon enough
    2. I love getting throw under the bus
    3. Need to mow the grass before I leave for the weekend
    4. Looks like we'll have a little rain on Saturday, but I don't care
    5. I haven't had time to wash my car since all the rain we had Monday & Tuesday
    6. kjel, I wish I could drink a rum & diet coke with you right now
    7. Need to save the reimbursement check to pay that part of my credit card bill (but I'd like to use it for something else)
    8. Have you ever had one of those days?
    9. Why?
    10. I hate the political crap going on - federal, local, etc.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    1. first week with interim director.
    2. Am I really second in the dept ?
    3. I have several books to read.
    4. I have 4 weeks of vacation to take before the end of yr
    5. it is a nice day outside & I hate being inside.
    6. Should I miss going to State Chapter conference?
    7. need to do laundry.
    8, I need to go somwhere for a week of vacation not just RJ on friday's
    9. lunch was good.
    10. I want to go outside because it is nice.
    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 kjel View post
    8. I really want a diet rum and coke with a lime wedge right now.
    Diet rum?

    1. I will not comment in any more political threads.
    2. I will try not to read any more political threads.
    3. I took Wednesday off but should have worked.
    4. Acid reflux ruins a good nights sleep and the next day too.
    5. I need another dog.
    6. Many brave hearts are asleep in the deep
    7. I've got the London Homesick Blues
    8. A bad day in the country is better than a good day in the city
    9. I'm the Duke of Earl
    10. Is it Friday yet?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    1. I am liking the shuffle stations thingy on Pandora
    2. I am catching a bad cold
    3. I wish I was in charge of regulatory matters here
    4. I like not being in charge of regulatory matters here
    5. I think I am losing a good friend and I am not sure why
    6. I want to sell my house north and move here
    7. No one else wants to come
    8. I ate too many wheat thins at the staff training this morning
    9. I use a site called Leechblock to keep me out of here except from 2 to 4 PM when I am in my slump time anyway
    10. I miss my Mom and I can't wait to go see her

    gin and tonic for me with you folks - actually gin and limeade until the end of summer this weekend and I switch to gimlets

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I would like to travel to Andorra, pretty much just to say that I did
    1. I will welcome you with open arms and the Andorran manly hug of friendship when you come.
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    [*]I use a site called Leechblock to keep me out of here except from 2 to 4 PM when I am in my slump time anyway.
    2. I will forgive you for the hours you refuse to spend with me.
    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I will not comment in any more political threads.
    3. For the record, I enjoyed your comments in the political threads, although I also avoid them.
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    I want to go outside because it is nice.
    4. Run! Be free JNA! Be Free!
    Quote Originally posted by kjel View post
    Wells Fargo Priority Markets Grant won-$90,000
    Renegotiated terms on a $1 million line of credit
    Closing on a property at the end of October
    Poached an employee from another department. Score!
    5. YOU....have had a helluva week!
    Quote Originally posted by wahday View post
    I used to think time was an objective, measurable thing. Now I think is totally subjective. Last Thursday seems like way more than a week ago…
    6. Fall is a slow and beautiful. Like a frustrating and yet enjoyable waitress. Put that in your fortune cookie.
    7. I still double-space after punctuation even though I know it's no longer the 'norm'.
    8. I like laundry. I like how fresh laundry smells and knowing that the laundry is done.
    9. I am waiting for my copy of "The Revenge of Geography" to arrive. Very excited.
    10. I like to hear my children groan when they ask a question and I say "Let's get the globe and I'll show you...."
    Last edited by Gedunker; 20 Sep 2012 at 5:29 PM. Reason: fixed quote tag
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    1. Home in the interregnum between work and a Council meeting.
    2. Third consecutive night meeting this week.
    3. My wife and kids are so understanding and tolerant of my work schedule.
    4. Or they like having the house to themselves.
    5. Shared a simple, good idea with the Mayor. He liked it and acted on it immediately.
    6. My town next doorTM redevelopment director and I compete to express our distaste in working with USACE.
    7. I got in the better zinger today at the regular regional greenway project meeting.
    8. USACE wasn't there to enjoy it.
    9. Why did I volunteer to be the 5K photographer this Saturday at 7AM?
    10. Why the hell do runners run at such decidedly ungodly hours?
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
    Warren Spahn

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    1. Sometimes I think..................oh wait.........it's not Thursday.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    I'm a day late, so kill me.........

    1. I think it's cool at a girl from the Mennonite community in Goshen, IN is on Face/Off-a sci-fi tv series for make up and costume designers.
    2. As much as a die-hard Cubs fan as I am, I may have watched the last Cubs games of the year. The team is simply unwatchable.
    3. I'm really looking forward to the new season of Person of Interest.
    4. Is the election over yet? I'm getting real tired of it, tho watching Romney campaign is kinda fun in a trainwreck sort of way.
    5. I think Dan deserves major props for getting cyburbia up and running again.
    6. I'm looking foward to thanksgiving this year.
    7. It's not been a bad week, but I'm glad it's Friday afternoon.
    8. It's funny how training you received as a kid stays with you tho you no longer use it much.
    9. I'm a double spacer after a period person and can't seem to break the habit. Goodness know how much I got it drilled into me at my first professsional job.
    10. It's funny how age and time gives you perspective on things.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    It's Thursday again.

    1. Another day, another proposal going out in the mail...
    2. Another day, no checks received in the mail...
    3. Sometimes it surprises me how many magazines we receive. I didn't think we subscribed to so many, or maybe it's just that they all arrive at the same time.
    4. I'm sick of all the political ads on TV.
    5. I like watching the local news in the morning while I drink my coffee, but the Today Show has gone way downhill.
    6. I just realized that I forgot to buy a container of half-and-half for the coffee.
    7. I love the fact that I can sometimes hear the mooing of cows on nearby farms from our backyard.
    8. I should be outside while the weather is still nice.
    9. New England Asters are blooming right now. They are one of my favorite wildflowers.
    10. I bumped this thread at Maister's request.

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    1. CRS recertification is in the mail.
    2. Letter of Credit due today was continued.
    3. Bought the office a quart of ChocoCreams.
    4. Tomorrow is Friday.
    5. Tomorrow is Pay Day.
    6. Tomorrow I want to RJ.
    7. I did call my sister on her birthday - her 48th.
    8. dishwasher is loaded but not run yet.
    9. Office pool did not win the Powerball jackpot of $ 200 million,
    10. Did I tell you I want to RJ tomorrow afternoon.
    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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    1. Our new back-up fridge arrived from Sears today.
    2. Publix did have the advertised sale bacon today.
    3. It took me ten minutes to clean RJ's wine rack and wrestle it back into place by the new fridge.
    4. Then it took me 50 minutes to dust all the bottles and organize them to the best of my non-wine authority ability.
    5. Dinner tonite will be fajitas.
    6. The new fridge has LED lights. Cool.
    7. The boy cat is pissed that RJ just got home.
    8. Our little city library has books from 2010 in the "new" section. Uh-huh...
    9. I had greek yogurt for a snack. Forgot about the chocolate chip cookies.
    10.I hope I have some solid black pantyhose.

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    1. I wonder how concrete got invented
    2. concrete is one of the dullest subjects you can imagine
    3. Insurance salesmen are considered dull too
    4. I suppose planners aren't considered a particularly interesting lot either
    5. I think that those who consider suicide don't do so because they want to die so much as want to escape the pain of living
    6. I am very allergic to fish
    7. I am tired of all politics: federal, state, local, and office
    8. I actually have three pairs of slippers in my closet. I think that's kind of excessive
    9. Why are trains such a popular topic in old country tunes?
    10. I met Jeff Daniels one day in Chelsea while having lunch
    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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    1. I'm logging in from a military base. *waves at the military*
    2. DH is out having a beer with a Navy buddy and I'm watching Premier League soccer at the hotel.
    3. I wished I lived closer to the ocean.
    4. Oceanside cities need planners, right?
    5. We got new carpeting in our family room.
    6. The carpet color is called "Forest Floor".
    7. We painted the walls.
    8. The wall color is called "Spring Meadow."
    9. DH and I listed to an audiobook on our drive to Newport.
    10. The book was about a cat detective.

    bonus:
    11. DH picked the book because he knew I would like it.
    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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    1) Guinness is still holding on.
    2) Fall foliage began this week.
    3) 𝕯𝖔𝖊𝖘𝖓'𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖘 𝖑𝖔𝖔𝖐 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖎𝖙 𝖈𝖆𝖒𝖊 𝖋𝖗𝖔𝖒 𝖆𝖓 𝖔𝖑𝖉 𝕷𝖚𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖓 𝖍𝖞𝖒𝖓𝖆𝖑?
    4) .ǝpoɔıun uı uɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı ǝdʎʇ uɐɔ noʎ
    5) A local radio show introduced a guest with "She's a feminist, a communist, a lesbian, and a poet."
    6) I have to replace a faucet in my old house in Cleveland. The same faucet I replaced last year.
    7) Tomorrow is payday!
    8) This weekend is the Apple Festival.
    9) Who was the first person that found out what frogs are poisonous, and which are psychedelic?
    10) Another beta of vBulletin 5 was released. It still sucks, and there's no way in hell I'm going to put that on this site.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I want to move to a different house with a bit more yard and another bedroom
    Not sure about this fall business. Its cramping my riding style.
    I have a 50 gallon fish tank to clean and return to my daughter’s school this weekend. Man that thing is heavy!
    My son is starting to do math I can’t remember doing myself.
    Its Friday. Aka Beer Day and Cook’s Night Off.
    I like soba noodles.
    I also like beer.
    I’m not sleeping enough, even though I love sleep.
    We (my employer, a workforce housing developer) are selling TWO houses today!
    I owe my kids’ schools 100 hours in volunteer time this year. I’m intimidated…
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    It really doesn't matter who the President is.
    Today is my Friday.
    Supposed to be in the 70s today, then get cool.
    I think I want beer and wings for dinner tonight.
    Going to the Royal Oak Craft Beer Stroll on Saturday.
    I officially hate my dog.
    Congrats to the Tigers and Miggy.
    Playoff baseball is one of my favorite things to watch.
    I don't dislike people that have different political views than I do, but I dislike those who are disingenuous.
    I don't have anything else.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    1. I didn't eat dinner last night
    2. I ate a bacon, egg & cheese biscuit this morning
    3. Ms. P is happy that baseball season is coming to a close
    4. She knows there is still a month of playoffs left
    5. I'm upset that I don't get to watch the LSU Tigers get beat at the Swamp this weekend
    6. I will be wearing Gator apparel all day Saturday
    7. I need to send hink some Gator apparel
    8. Yesterday I spent all morning on a greenway doing 'research'
    9. One of my best friends turns 50 next week (& she's not happy about it)
    10. You all know what my normal #10 item is
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    1. I like little birdies.
    2. They are so cute when they hop around.
    3. I think I'm going to cut my hair shorter again.
    4. My goal was to have it long enough for a french braid.
    5. I wore a french braid today.
    6. I'm ready for lunch.
    7. I'm ready for a nap.
    8. October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.
    9. I'm participating in a healing project called "Capture Your Grief."
    10. It is very moving.
    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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    1. Can this election season be over? I really don't care about politics. There. I said it.
    2. Today is my Friday. I love 4 day work weeks.
    3. That said, this is the slowest work week I can ever remember.
    4. Actually slept till my alarm went off this morning. That's a rarity lately.
    5. Excited to go camping tomorrow. First time in years!
    6. Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter just might be my favorite beer of all time.
    7. Mother is coming to visit in a month and two weeks. Excitement and dread at the same time.
    8. Starting to miss my family, being 2,000 miles away.
    9. Lawless was a good movie.
    10. Living in Arizona, the weather is going to get NICER every day from here until December.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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