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    Five Things Tuesday

    As I've mentioned before, I really like the '10 Things Thursday' thread. It occurs to me, however, that some may be daunted by the length/number of response required and because the thread falls so near to the end of the work week there isn't that much time for circulation/response.

    It might be nice to start a '5 Things Tuesday as a sort of '10 Things Lite' alternative. Let's keep '10 Things Thursday' going, but I offer this thread as an expedient early-in-the-week supplement.


    1. I would like to watch an episode of Hee Haw. It's been quite a while and I can't believe the show was as stupid as I remember...
    2. I will be glad when November 7 rolls around
    3. I just got done re-reading "The Mouse that Roared'. What great satire!
    4. Tonight I will take the Cub Scouts to the Fire Station
    5. The price of fresh cider is going for $8-9 per gallon
    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 cold and didn't bring a scarf to work.
    2. Yesterday I was warm but brought a scarf to work.
    3. I need to go clothes shopping.
    4. I hate clothes shopping.
    5. Waiting is the hardest part...
    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. Why couldn't we have had this rain back in April/May.
    2. I have had 2 cups of coffee.
    3. Sad that one of the food booths at our fall festival had a fire - spread to inside the wall.
    4. New health insurance provider started - Anthem Blue Cross/BlueShield
    5. Interesting US Supreme Court case to read up & follow - Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach
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    1. I want a job where I get "the money for nothing and the chicks for free."
    2. Caramels and Milk Duds make me look forward to Halloween.
    3. I know a very religious lady who every year feels compelled to tell me Halloween is a pagan holiday.
    4. What can be so wrong about a holiday that has boys dressed like Ninjas, girls dressed like fairy princesses and grown women dressed like naughty nurses?
    5. Band candy has no calories. Right?
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    1, Always alliterate
    2.Two Things Tuesday or
    3.Three Things Tuesday or
    4.Try Total Three and Two Things Tuesday .
    5.TANSTAAFFL.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    1, Always alliterate
    2.Two Things Tuesday or
    3.Three Things Tuesday or
    4.Try Total Three and Two Things Tuesday .
    5.TANSTAAFFL.
    How about Many Things Monday? Wondrous Amounts of Things Wednesday?
    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) I drank hot tea with breakfast this morning.
    2) I can't turn my Ipod volume high enough to drown out my coworker's hacking cough.
    3) We're having steak for dinner tonight - YUM!
    4) Candy corn by the pound will be the death of me.
    5) Will this bottom eyelid twitch ever go away??
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    3. I know a very religious lady who every year feels compelled to tell me Halloween is a pagan holiday.
    I dare you to tell her Christmas and Easter... and May Day along with some others, are pagan. In fact, Halloween has more roots in Christianity, as it derived from All Hallow's Eve, the night before All Saints Day, which is Catholic. Now, the date might have been moved by a few weeks to coincide with Samhain, a Celtic celebration, but it's debatable.

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    1. Started a diet for the first time in my life
    2. I'm hungry, though I'm usually hungry by this time anyways
    3. I just hope the diet doesn't make it worse
    4. First to turn in staff reports, last one to have them reviewed
    5. I love fall, though the 100+ degree temps this past week seems like summer weather.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    1. Got bitten by a black widow on Sunday and my thumb/hand hurts like something unfit for mixed company!
    2. Did I mention my thumb? It really frickin’ hurts!
    3. Getting ready to break ground on 4 more homes on Monday
    4. Next week my son begins TWO WEEKS off – his school in on quarters. What the heck am I going to do with him all that time?!
    5. My wife got some bonus money from her (deceased) mother’s insurance policy. She died 11 years ago, so the interest alone is sizable. Gonna pay for some interior house painting. Yeah, we know how to party….
    The purpose of life is a life of purpose

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    1. The only better than the Bears beating the cowgirls would be the either the Saints or the Colts doing the same.
    2. Tho my team really sucked this year, I'm sad that the regular season is winding down.
    3. It's October already-wow
    4. The debate tomorrow night, which I will not watch, is going to be joke..
    5. FWIW not all Christians are anti-halloween. Most of us realize is a fairly harmless holiday. The only bad thing is kids wired on a sugar rush.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    1. I started buying Halloween candy today. A kind the kid doesn't like.
    2. I watched (via my laptop) RJ present an interesting case to the County Commission today.
    3. RJ looked very handsome at his meeting.
    4. Homemade pizza for dinner!
    5. The kid swept and mopped the dreaded white tile floor in the kitchen for me today.

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    1. I went to the gym over lunch and after getting cleaned up realized I forgot my makeup at home. I hope no one notices too much.
    2. Walking Dead Season 2 is on Netflix! Braaainnnsss…or terraplnr without makeup…
    3. My son wants to be Wall-E for Halloween and the pre-made costumes aren’t very good, this is going to be a challenging costume year… grrr.
    4. It’s been kinda too warm this week for October. I’d like some sweater weather, please.
    5. I’m hungry and there’s still 1.5 hours of work left.

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    1. While I have seen the word 'desiccant' in print many times, today is the first time I have had occasion to write the word myself.
    2. My son is badgering me daily to replace the guitar strings that broke on his little guitar. My prediction: as soon as I replace them he'll strum it for maybe 15 minutes and it'll not see use again for at least another 6 months.
    3. I'm down 8 lbs from my all time high.
    4. Next year I will try to grow a lot more cucumbers and tomatos in the garden
    5. I think it would be cool to have Tim Burton as a next door neighbor
    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. Today is Hubby's birthday!
    2. Indian food for dinner!
    3. Bought some new clothes yesterday.
    4. I feel guilty when I leave the house on holidays because of the pets.
    5. Broke out the down comforter last night but still haven't turned on the heat.


    bonus:
    6. It was 57F in the house this morning.
    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. 9:30 is as good a time as any to take a lunch break, and no one can tell me otherwise.
    2. As of this morning, I have successfully cut every fingertip on my left hand. Archiving is more dangerous for me than archaeology was.
    3. I'm interviewing an intern in a half hour or so. If I decide to take her, that will make more interns than paid employees at my museum.
    4. I don't mind interns, it's just that I don't have enough work for them to do... but we have to take them. The University offers a certificate in Special Collections, and we are a designated practicum site. :|
    5. Oh well, y'all have me thinking dinner. Calabacita tonight.

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    1. I enjoy scanning old family photos.
    2. if you scan at 1200 dpi some files are BIG.
    3. I have had 2 cups of coffee, thinking about a 3rd.
    4. it is nearly 10 and no mention of lunch in my office.
    5. ever get frustrated by some decisions if they only asked for help to begin with.
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    1. Doing all the chores around the house and taking care of a newborn 50% of the time is a lot of work. Thank goodness for my mother. When younger I thought she was overly nurturing, now I think it is her greatest characteristic.
    2. My mother-in-law gave us a "free car" that we have already sunk almost $1000 into and now it is leaking oil on my driveway. I hate that car. I want to drive it into a swamp. We cannot even put the baby into it because it is an unsafe 17 year old Jeep Wrangler. WTH was she thinking. I want to get rid of it but she would freak out. And when she freaks out, watch out. Hell hath no fury...
    3. Family and friends who bring ready to eat meals rock
    4. I need to finish my garden for the fall but cannot figure out where to find the time
    5. I feel the urge to go running but am pretty sure I would fall asleep in the driveway


    Quote Originally posted by Salmissra View post
    2) I can't turn my Ipod volume high enough to drown out my coworker's hacking cough.
    Oh no! You have a Mr. Coughy??? So sorry for you. I don't miss my ex-Mr. Coughy at all.
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    1. Although my youngest daughter is only 6, listening to TS talk about her baby makes me slightly nostalgic for those times.
    2. I have a Historical Commission meeting tonight.
    3. Tigers are bringing out the brooms tonight.
    4. I thoroughly enjoy the fact I can go home for lunch.
    5. This morning is going by relatively quick.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    1. Chili for dinner tonite. Smells so good, simmering...
    2. We have moths in our utility room.
    3. So I went to Wally World to buy flypaper strips; I hope the moths like it.
    4. They were living in a container of bird seed.
    5. I should have gotten some coffee ice cream.

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    1. Harumph: Five Things Thursday never came up in my new posts list today, so I almost missed it.
    2. I just participated in a dumb survey so I could claim $5... dumb.
    3. The last two days have been busy ones, and that makes me feel both more confident and more optimistic (even though my financial status hasn't changed).
    4. I don't know what btrage's comment about "tigers bringing out the brooms" means, but now I can't get the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" out of my head.
    5. "History Detectives" is on TV tonight.

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    1. When you make an appointment with a Big Cheese Planner, don't assume you are in the same time zone (one hour late).
    2. When you receive a Public Information Request and don't know how to respond, don't ignore it and and hope it goes away then have a Big Cheese Planner make everything right.
    3. I think the Giants are going to lose tonight.
    4. It's spelled "racist."
    5. I hope to get a couple of more days of swimming in the pool this weekend (water was 86°F on Sunday).

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    1. Some Big Cheese Planners don't know that they're full of holes.
    2. A little wavy red line under a word probably means you're spelling it wrong.
    3. I've got to cut back working to one day a week, there are too many other things I want to do.
    4. Volunteer work is much more satisfying than paid work, except for the paid part.
    5. I think I'll take tomorrow off.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    14. I don't know what btrage's comment about "tigers bringing out the brooms" means, but now I can't get the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" out of my head.
    I believe it is reference to the Detroit Tigers sweeping a series in baseball ie., bringing out the brooms.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    14. I don't know what btrage's comment about "tigers bringing out the brooms" means, but now I can't get the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" out of my head.
    I believe it is reference to the Detroit Tigers sweeping a series in baseball ie., bringing out the brooms.
    Yeah, I should have kept my mouth shut.
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