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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Tried the Dunkin Donuts brownie batter donut. Not that bad. I would have it again but I won't have it again because it was sugar filled with sugar topped with sugar.


    They're going to show Curb Your Enthusiasm on tvland. How is that going to work? They're going to have to omit entire episodes, like Beloved Cunt.
    That episode was actually on last night.

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
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    Here is your chance to bring a Macy's in
    I wonder who will replace him. I remember hearing recruiters calling the PD of my fair city when the City of SLO was hiring.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Progress Discipline

    With the assistance of HR (that's funny in and of itself), it starts tomorrow. I'm pissed. This is getting ridiculous.

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    Perfect website for certain Cyburbians

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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    There's no school today for the kiddies so the little girl is here at work today for the morning. Going to meet up with Mrs. P at lunch and switch.

    It works out well that I am in a n office so she can stay in here for most of the time. We brought a book, 2 videos and her doll. Of course there is the iPad to pay with too. She hasn't been here for a year or so and she does pretty good. However the constant questions so far are begining to drive me crazy. Need to find a task for her ASAP>>>>>>
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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    Many years ago, a few people told me I had an "NPR voice". No more; allergies and the accompanying power sneezing have taken their toll.
    Your voice musta already been on the rocks by the time I first heard it.

    Just sayin'
    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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    You wouldn't know I have today off based on the amount of emails I received over the weekend and already today. I feel guilty not answering them but I don't have another holiday until Memorial Day and with tons of travel coming up I'm kicking back today and taking it super easy.
    @GigCityPlanner

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    There's no school today for the kiddies so the little girl is here at work today for the morning. Going to meet up with Mrs. P at lunch and switch.

    It works out well that I am in a n office so she can stay in here for most of the time. We brought a book, 2 videos and her doll. Of course there is the iPad to pay with too. She hasn't been here for a year or so and she does pretty good. However the constant questions so far are begining to drive me crazy. Need to find a task for her ASAP>>>>>>
    On the rare occasion that I bring my offspring to the office, I give them a old parcel map to color. It keeps them busy and the results are random so future visitors to my office try to figure out what's the map is suppose to visualize.

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    Quote Originally posted by Big Owl View post
    On the rare occasion that I bring my offspring to the office, I give them a old parcel map to color. It keeps them busy and the results are random so future visitors to my office try to figure out what's the map is suppose to visualize.
    Yep - the markers and a map have been out for about an hour now. Lots of coloring - or should I say rendering - going on. Let's say the result is very interesting.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    I see St. Patricks Day falls on a Sunday this year. That's pretty much the worst possible day of the week it could fall on.
    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 Tide View post
    You wouldn't know I have today off based on the amount of emails I received over the weekend and already today. I feel guilty not answering them but I don't have another holiday until Memorial Day and with tons of travel coming up I'm kicking back today and taking it super easy.
    Thankfully I am not getting emails, but I am working on a very detailed budget analysis. Mostly so I can get it done and over with.
    "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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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I see St. Patricks Day falls on a Sunday this year. That's pretty much the worst possible day of the week it could fall on.
    I just realized that our trip to NYC is over St. Patrick's Day weekend.... oops. I hadn't planned on that many stupid people in NYC
    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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    You know...federal holidays (that I don't get) suck.
    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 Maister View post
    You know...federal holidays (that I don't get) suck.
    Do you get an equivalent day over the year? I would give up today, to get something closer to an actual time of the year I care about...
    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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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Do you get an equivalent day over the year? I would give up today, to get something closer to an actual time of the year I care about...
    We do get a couple 'floating holidays'. If I were to pick a time on the calendar where the need for a holiday is most keenly felt I would say about mid-late March. Right in the middle of that nearly half-year long desert all the non-fed employees must cross between New Years and Memorial Day.
    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 Hink View post
    Do you get an equivalent day over the year? I would give up today, to get something closer to an actual time of the year I care about...
    OUr jurisdiction gave up Presidents Day for MLKjr. Day
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    Better get out there and start shopping! Beat the crowds! Only 309 shopping days until Christmas! Ho HO HO!
    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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    Michigan people might like this one -

    Couple says mistaken buckeye leaf got them stopped
    http://www.14news.com/story/21234431...t-them-stopped
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    You Americans with your "President's Day".

    Stephen Harper. Now there's a real Chief Executive. Sorry.
    Canada is a place of infinite promise. We like the people, and if one ever had to emigrate, this would be the destination, not the U.S.A. The hills, lakes and forests make it a place of peace and repose of the mind, such as one never finds in the U.S.A.
    -- John Maynard Keynes

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    The percentage of minorities (non-Hispanic whites) in the U.S. grew from 25% to 36% from 2000 to 2010. I’m not saying this because I have a problem with it, I was just surprised that the growth was so significant, I had to double-check my numbers. Over one in three… how come the U.S. still feels so white? Because I live in this coastal enclave of rich white people?
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Somehow National Pancake Week (Feb.10-16) got by us. Go get yourself some flapjacks this a.m.!
    Guess it kinda fell flat, huh.
    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 Maister View post
    Guess it kinda fell flat, huh.
    Too many people waffled. I blame it on the Belgians.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    LOL Indian spammers.



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    Quote Originally posted by Dan View post
    LOL Indian spammers.



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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I just realized that our trip to NYC is over St. Patrick's Day weekend.... oops. I hadn't planned on that many stupid people in NYC
    Check here for spots to avoid or where to join in http://nycstpatricksparade.org/events

    Quote Originally posted by terraplnr View post
    The percentage of minorities (non-Hispanic whites) in the U.S. grew from 25% to 36% from 2000 to 2010. I’m not saying this because I have a problem with it, I was just surprised that the growth was so significant, I had to double-check my numbers. Over one in three… how come the U.S. still feels so white? Because I live in this coastal enclave of rich white people?
    Not sure where you live, but I understand what you mean-having grew up in Portland, Oregon. I live next to Newark which is part of the greater New York City MSA, I take it for granted how diverse the population is. In more than a few NJ counties, there are less than 50% of white only-non Hispanic population. New Jersey, especially in the counties nearest to NYC are a mecca for new immigrants from all over the world. I would say that the two highest regions of origin are Latin America and South Asia. The town I live in comes in at 2.2% white only-non Hispanic according to the census but it's changing somewhat as gentrification happens.

    I think a few things are responsible: more accurate census enumeration in 2010 as there was a very concerted effort to count everyone no matter what their immigration status was or if their residence was a legal one or not, better defined options for self selecting race or combination of races, higher birthrates/greater family size in the first generation non-white immigrant communities, and 10.3 million legal immigrants from 2000-2009 (I estimate 1.5 million were white only-non Hispanic). http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/fil...is_yb_2011.pdf
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    Wow. Just WOW!!

    My eldest son just called to say he found my senior year high school yearbook. I thought for sure the yearbook found its way into the landfill. He said he also found some other personal belongings that I left behind.

    for that boy!

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