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    Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 8 (2013)

    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North

    My fellow Cyburbians:

    As we welcome in a new year, we sadly say "goodbye" to an old friend and with the grin that made slackers famous, we welcome a new friend.

    The RANDOM THOUGHTS THREAD has been part of our lives for many a post. The thread has given us reason to laugh, made us cry, once in a while encouraged a wink or two. Even though tagged with a RANDOM line, the thread was often not so "random". Cyburbians used it to test the waters on a thought and would, once in a while, create a thread with a central theme first posted on the Random Thread.

    The original Random Thread will be quietly laid to rest. The ideas, thoughts, observations, complaints, shouts of joy, exclamations of disgust.....they will still be in the archived files. But we all know that time makes us forget, and there are many things that were shared in the original thread that time will HELP us forget.

    As we begin to fill this new (and exciting! ) thread with our "randoms", let's take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the original thread. But more importantly.....let's roll out the red Cyburbian carpet for "newbies" and others to join us. We look forward to a better world.....jump-started on this 3rd day of January, 2007.....go forth and gather thy randoms.

    Oh yeah.....

    Road trip.

    Bear
    As we say hello to a new year, we should take a moment to say good bye and remember an old friend who has left us on his final Road Trip. Each year we always gave Bear Up North the opportunity to throw the ceremonial 'opening pitch' to kick off Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own. Bear is no longer with us to do so, but let us honor his memory by using his very own words he used to describe this thread and what it meant to him each year to inaugurate the Random Thoughts thread. Mike, your loss makes us very sad, but we will continue to keep a special place open in our hearts for you as long as we have random thoughts to say.
    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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    Toot!
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    Third!

    And I got a "send" in to my local humane society, with a notice to Bear's Katie.

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    Here's to a blessed, peaceful, and happy 2013!!!
    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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    I'm completely out of Random Thoughts for today. Happy New Year!

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    What, did someone say they wanted to see a cheetah in action doing what cheetahs do best?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxtiLHFP2Co
    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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    First page! Woohoo!

    Happy New Year to the East Coast Cyburbians! Cheers to the rest as we approach 2013!
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    I prefer raw vegetables.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    It's 2013 here on the east coast! Happy New Year to all, here's to a peaceful and happy new year.
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    And...43.

    That is all.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Posts per day for the past few days.

    What an amazing display of slacking that was!

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    2am, I should probably go to bed.
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    Not quite yet 2013 here. I think I have a slacking hangover already.
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    I just thought I would post on the first page before I head out on my early morning New Years Day walk.

    Happy New Year Cyburbia!
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    Good morning!

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    An emotional opening to the 2013 RT Thread. That must have been difficult, Maister. Job well done. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    As we say hello to a new year, we should take a moment to say good bye and remember an old friend who has left us on his final Road Trip. Each year we always gave Bear Up North the opportunity to throw the ceremonial 'opening pitch' to kick off Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own. Bear is no longer with us to do so, but let us honor his memory by using his very own words he used to describe this thread and what it meant to him each year to inaugurate the Random Thoughts thread. Mike, your loss makes us very sad, but we will continue to keep a special place open in our hearts for you as long as we have random thoughts to say.
    Well-said. Thanks, Maister, for bringing a tear to my eye this first day of 2013.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Well-said. Thanks, Maister, for bringing a tear to my eye this first day of 2013.
    Watery glaze on my eyes, too.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    ..., Maister. Job well done. Thank you.
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    Well-said. Thanks, Maister,
    Agreed.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Posts per day for the past few days.

    That is beautiful!

    Happy 2013!

    And, mendelman, raw vegetables are awesome!
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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    An emotional opening to the 2013 RT Thread. That must have been difficult, Maister. Job well done. Thank you.
    Seems Bear provided his own poignancy. Not much we could do to improve on it. But thanks.
    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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    Can I still get in on the first page?

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post

    And, mendelman, raw vegetables are awesome!
    That is one of my resolutions! Eat more raw fruits and veggies.

    In bed and asleep at 12:45 and awake at 6... Only had 3 drinks all night so other than tired, feel good this morning.


    Great Job Maister! Bear would be proud. And cheering on U of M later today.
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    Ah, the sound of the coffee grinder first thing in the morning.
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