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    Bravo, Maister, on your timing with starting this thread.

    EDIT: Left-over Hot Pepper Pork and fried rice for breakfast - a great way to kick off this looooooooong three-day work week.
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    8:19am and I need a nap.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    It is nice to dream. Every now and then I float the idea past Hubby and his response is, "You need to work." Grr. No discussion. Blah.
    MW is staying home for a little while. We haven't decided how long yet, but I am already feeling the pinch and noting the retirement delay. Still, I too would love to be a stay home mom!
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    Sometimes I think about taking jobs like this:

    Village Manager
    Village of Mackinaw City, MI
    http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/JobAd/101821
    A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. -Douglas Adams

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    Sometimes I think iTunes is becoming sentient. On my way into work this morning, it randomly played:



    immediately followed by:

    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Drink Mt. Dew and you too can be a backwoods hick!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyu4Tpoq8hc
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    Amazing aerial alert:

    http://www.weather.com/news/hurrican...-cars-20121231

    I like that they parked all the white cars together (must be all gov't cars) to make the appearance of stripes.
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    You know you're a marching band geek when...

    Quote Originally posted by dw914er View post
    Drumline, specifically the bass drum. The bass line played cool stuff though, not just quarternotes I also played drumset for the Jazz band, and percussion in the lead concert band.

    And I cannot think of any good stories of the top of my head, but the drummers were the cool bunch. Granted, high school is full of pubescent caused drama, but nothing directly comes to mind. I'll tell random band stories through the RTDOTOTO though
    ...Morning Edition uses that genre behind a story about college bowl games and you recognize what band it must be playing the tune thanks to Hink's location tagline.

    Locally, this was followed by something similar, and the on-air host said something about letting that play all day. Yes please!

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    making the ultimate sacrifice for a worthy cause

    Honor guard...salute!
    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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    Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays, on Wednesday. This cloudy weather isn't helping me get in gear, hopefully this second cup of joe will. Nothing like having to cram 5 days of work into 3 on top of being on the phone half of the next three days.

    Wish me luck - *slinks back into the salt mine*
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    I finally said goodbye to my last blackberry device yesterday and picked up the new Samsung galaxy SIII. I am posting from it right now.
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    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    Amazing aerial alert:

    http://www.weather.com/news/hurrican...-cars-20121231

    I like that they parked all the white cars together (must be all gov't cars) to make the appearance of stripes.
    "Used car prices expected to rise after Sandy"

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/bu...se-after-sandy
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I think about taking jobs like this:

    Village Manager
    Village of Mackinaw City, MI
    http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/JobAd/101821
    Do I smell defection? Tell you what, if you take that position and how me as your number 2, I will defect with you
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I think about taking jobs like this:

    Village Manager
    Village of Mackinaw City, MI
    http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/JobAd/101821
    I hope you like fudge and being in the middle of nowhere. I spent the first 20 years of my life living two hours south on the east side of the state. It likely would take some getting used to for you.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I think about taking jobs like this:

    Village Manager
    Village of Mackinaw City, MI
    http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/JobAd/101821
    Just sent that link to my wife. She is a bit obcessed with Mackinaw and has lots of great vacation memories involving the shore of Lake Michigan and the UP.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    I hope you like fudge and being in the middle of nowhere. I spent the first 20 years of my life living two hours south on the east side of the state. It likely would take some getting used to for you.
    Oh I like fudge... Sometimes I think being in the middle of nowhere would be preferable to the fudge I deal with daily around these parts....
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays, on Wednesday. This cloudy weather isn't helping me get in gear, hopefully this second cup of joe will. Nothing like having to cram 5 days of work into 3 on top of being on the phone half of the next three days.

    Wish me luck - *slinks back into the salt mine*
    and.......Good Luck. (from a salt mine further west).
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Sometimes I think about taking jobs like this:

    Village Manager
    Village of Mackinaw City, MI
    http://icma.org/en/icma/career_network/JobAd/101821
    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Do I smell defection? Tell you what, if you take that position and how me as your number 2, I will defect with you
    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    I hope you like fudge and being in the middle of nowhere. I spent the first 20 years of my life living two hours south on the east side of the state. It likely would take some getting used to for you.
    Quote Originally posted by Suburb Repairman View post
    Just sent that link to my wife. She is a bit obcessed with Mackinaw and has lots of great vacation memories involving the shore of Lake Michigan and the UP.
    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Oh I like fudge... Sometimes I think being in the middle of nowhere would be preferable to the fudge I deal with daily around these parts....

    I often see links for jobs up there in Traverse City and though I generally don't want to move outside of a major metro area, that is one of the few isolated cities I would consider. However, convincing my wife to make the move too would be a different story. Sometimes I think about just applying so that maybe I can get an interview and have an excuse for spending a day or two up there...
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Has anyone here taken the GRE since 2011?

    Trying to get a sense of how much has changed since the 2007 version.
    Occupy Your Brain!

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Has anyone here taken the GRE since 2011?

    Trying to get a sense of how much has changed since the 2007 version.
    Sorry...can't help you...took it in 2000.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Has anyone here taken the GRE since 2011?

    Trying to get a sense of how much has changed since the 2007 version.
    ...cuz you want to take it again or just cuz you like to keep up on major tests and how they change over time?

    I'm going to take the Millers Analogy easy way out this spring and try to get admitted to an executive program and get an MPA because I have decided I don't enjoy being poor as much as I thought I would.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Has anyone here taken the GRE since 2011?

    Trying to get a sense of how much has changed since the 2007 version.
    I picked the graduate schools I applied to based solely on those that didn't require the GRE.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Has anyone here taken the GRE since 2011?

    Trying to get a sense of how much has changed since the 2007 version.
    I remember studying for the GRE in the mid-1980s [insert dinosaur]...

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    You asked!



    I see there's a lot of post-holiday back-to-work blues around here. Cheer up - the days are getting longer!
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    ...cuz you want to take it again or just cuz you like to keep up on major tests and how they change over time?

    I'm going to take the Millers Analogy easy way out this spring and try to get admitted to an executive program and get an MPA because I have decided I don't enjoy being poor as much as I thought I would.
    I am applying for PhD programs in the area and my test scores are expired
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    I picked up some dried mangos at World Market a few days back. I opened them this morning and they are almost gone. Why are they so tasty?
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