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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    So what is in then ?
    Blow.
    "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less" General Eric Shinseki

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    So, in attempting to get to put down roots and build a circle of friends, I went to Shabbat services last night; the first time outside of Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur.

    About 80% of the congregation were 60+ year old hippies. I was visibly out of place, due to my lack of gray hair and a beard. Mostly couples (M/F and F/F, no M/M), a few families with kids, and no singles of either sex who weren't AARP eligible.

    Aside from the Shema and Kaddish, the service seemed indistinguishable from a UU service. In Ann Arbor.

    The rabbi used the phrase "American imperialism" in the sermon.

    When I tried to leave, by car was blocked in my a Prius barked about a foot from the driver side door, even though I was in the center of the parking stall. The bearded, ponytailed sixty-something owner eventually came out, and didn't even apologize.

    When I lived in Cleveland, I regularly attended services at a Reform synagogue that was considered very liberal/progressive, but this service had me going "woah." I think next Friday, I'm going to check out the local Conservative synagogue. Maybe "Conservative" here is the equivalent of "progressive Reform" elsewhere.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    The worst part of sending out an evite is waiting for people to respond!
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    My mom is reading 50 Shades of Gray and keeps talking to me about it... I haven't read the books but even still I don't want to hear my mom talk about it...

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    The worst part of sending out an evite is waiting for people to respond!
    I regret I will be unable to attend due to not being invited.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Heroin is so passe.
    But today, if you think that I don't know about depression and emotional pain, you're insane


    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I regret I will be unable to attend due to not being invited.
    Me too.

    Hmm, maybe we should crash dandy's party...

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I regret I will be unable to attend due to not being invited.
    Besides for many of us it would take longer round trip travel then the event/party would last unless we stayed with dandy.
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    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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    These were not the good old days at all -

    Five Filthy Things About Victorian England
    http://www.bbcamerica.com/anglopheni...orian-england/
    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 Otis View post
    I regret I will be unable to attend due to not being invited.
    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post

    Hmm, maybe we should crash dandy's party...
    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Besides for many of us it would take longer round trip travel then the event/party would last unless we stayed with dandy.
    All cyburbians are invited! *inserts beads smilie*
    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 heard a story on NPR that Tacoma was named the Gayest City in America. I have spent some time in the Pacific Northwest and IMO Tacoma is the third gayest city on the Puget Sound. They said one of the criteria was a gay rugby team. I was not aware of such a thing...I wonder if Richard Florida includes rugby in his Gay Index.
    "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance even less" General Eric Shinseki

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Heroin is so passe.
    I never thought you'd be a junkie.
    "Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost." - 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan

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    *I started writing this earlier today*

    It's the day of our 2 year old's birthday party. We invited 24 people. As of right now 11 have cancelled, some as soon as 30 minutes ago (2:00) and the party starts at 3:00. Where has consideration and manners gone, I have a very hard time believing that 4 kids in 3 families have fallen sick in the same day. What is it? Is it that people feel they need to say yes up front and then need to find ways to back out? My wife is pissed. The three couples who will show up will skyrocket to the top of our friends list automatically.
    @GigCityPlanner

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    All cyburbians are invited! *inserts beads smilie*
    Given this group, you may live to regret that statement. Think of a planner version of animal house.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    All cyburbians are invited! *inserts beads smilie*




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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post



    Cute!!
    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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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    Given this group, you may live to regret that statement. Think of a planner version of animal house.
    I don't know, I think I had an open invite to my wedding in NOLA and no one showed. I thought The One might at least make an appearance.
    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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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I don't know, I think I had an open invite to my wedding in NOLA and no one showed. I thought The One might at least make an appearance.
    Maybe him not showing was a good thing Then again, him being there would have made it memorable. All I'm going to say is that Hunter S. Thompson lives.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    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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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I think it's time for RJ and ZG to take a trip. I want to see another of their photo tours of the towns they visit. It's been to long since the last one.
    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Seconded. I love those.
    I added some images to the Florida - Other gallery from our trip to DeFuniak Springs FL. I'll start a thread in Cities and Places later. After the 49ers game. Might not be until tomorrorw

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    Last edited by JNA; 20 Jan 2013 at 6:24 PM.
    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 JNA View post
    49ers
    Someone in our house is doing the happy dance!

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Someone in our house is doing the happy dance!
    NO not on the White Tiled Floor - that someone might slip, fall and hurt themselves.
    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 JNA View post
    NO not on the White Tiled Floor - that someone might slip, fall and hurt themselves.
    Someone won't fall, he's having his nap.

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    Brother vs Brother in the Harbowl
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    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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    besides being MLK birthdaday it is

    National Squirrel Appreciation Day
    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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