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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I was, too, until I was informed that we could not possibly go to Belgium, Italy, or France unless we scheduled our trip to coincide with one of the big cycling events: the Tour de Flanders, Giro d'Italia, and Tour de France, respectively (right, Veloise?)

    As if there's no other reason to visit these countries.
    If I were headed to Europe, it would be with one of the cycling tour companies that takes you out on a major race route the day before the stage. l'Alpe d'Huez!

    The museums & monuments, they can be the next week.


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    Tonight's laughing response from RJ: "No, really, you always cook extra bacon for a SNACK?". Well, yes, if I need 4 strips, as long as the package is open, I cook the rest, and snack on it. It took him almost 8 years to notice this? hahahaha. He's missed out on a lot of good bacon.

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Tonight's laughing response from RJ: "No, really, you always cook extra bacon for a SNACK?". Well, yes, if I need 4 strips, as long as the package is open, I cook the rest, and snack on it. It took him almost 8 years to notice this? hahahaha. He's missed out on a lot of good bacon.
    I do the same. Now he's in the know so hide your stash!
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    An APA research person is working on a PAS report on planning for solar energy. She asked if Greensburg could help. I liked the statement: "...and hopefully speak to whether ordinances got adopted as a result of recommendations included in the comp plan." I think I will help.

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    I think I could provide a picture and a definition of clusterf@ck. I swear.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Tonight's laughing response from RJ: "No, really, you always cook extra bacon for a SNACK?". Well, yes, if I need 4 strips, as long as the package is open, I cook the rest, and snack on it. It took him almost 8 years to notice this? hahahaha. He's missed out on a lot of good bacon.
    I do that, too! It's also a source of bacon grease, which I use instead of shortening.

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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think I could provide a picture and a definition of clusterf@ck. I swear.
    Please do!

    Or at least PM it to me.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

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    How many stars are there?

    Why, billions and billions, of course.

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    In honor of ursus and his no shaving, shoe untying rebelous tendencies - I declare this Firday to be "No-Shave Friday" Girls too, don't be shy.

    That will show all those elected ones we mean business!
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Maybe you and I should go to Belgium and eat ourselves silly on chocolate and cheese!
    I like the way you think!

    And we'd have to visit Bruges. I don't care that it's considered a tourist trap.

    "For two weeks? In f#*%ing Bruges? In a room like this? With you? No way." I loved that movie.

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    Our mailbox is in front of our next door neighbor's house, along with our neighbor's box and the house's box across from us, all in a row. This morning, our next door neighbor had a contractor at her house and these jerk offs somehow managed to back into the mailboxes as they were trying to park their truck in front of the neighbor's house. My mailbox is sunk in the ground and concrete pretty good, but they broke the plastic portion at the top. They didn't even bother to know on our door to tell us. We called their office and hopefully they'll be sending us a check.
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    Quote Originally posted by mendelman View post
    Please do!

    Or at least PM it to me.
    I think the news article paints a pretty positive picture of what is going on around here. It isn't quite as rosy...Ugh.
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    Work called in a. Snow day!
    Going to have a fun day with the kids.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Our mailbox is in front of our next door neighbor's house, along with our neighbor's box and the house's box across from us, all in a row. This morning, our next door neighbor had a contractor at her house and these jerk offs somehow managed to back into the mailboxes as they were trying to park their truck in front of the neighbor's house. My mailbox is sunk in the ground and concrete pretty good, but they broke the plastic portion at the top. They didn't even bother to know on our door to tell us. We called their office and hopefully they'll be sending us a check.
    We had some workers a couple of years ago manage to knock over a mailbox across the street when backing out of our driveway (it was a very slow speed collision after sunset in a driving rainstorm, so the driver really didn't realize he'd hit the thing). I got in touch with the contractor that night, and he was out there at the crack of dawn the next day to deal with my neighbor about replacing it for him.
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    It annoys me when others send a message saying, "Give me a call" or "send me a message".

    *adjusts cranky dial*
    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
    It annoys me when others send a message saying, "Give me a call" or "send me a message".

    *adjusts cranky dial*
    I know, why don't they just send you a message or a call? Phone tag has to be started by someone
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    This calls for a delicate maneuver. RJ is asleep in front of the living room t.v. I want to watch t.v. Unfortunately, the volume is still set kinda high from watching the evening news. Do I gently (or not gently) nudge him off to bed, or do I turn on the t.v. and hope I can ratchet the sound down before he has a coronary?

    I turned it on. He's still asleep. Just saw a commercial with the Harlem Globetrotters for pistachios; bet the kid wouldn't know their theme song, but how many kids nowadays would? Geez, I sound like my mother!
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    Nasty Ice this morning. Makes me think of Natty Ice. Ahh college.
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    I think if Hubby and I were ever to split up then I would remain single. I don't think I have the energy to date. (Unless the guy found attractive no make-up, jammie bottoms and sweatshirts.)
    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 think if Hubby and I were ever to split up then I would remain single. I don't think I have the energy to date. (Unless the guy found attractive no make-up, jammie bottoms and sweatshirts.)
    I've said the same thing about my marriage dandy. If the missus and I ever split, I'm done with marriage. Period. Of course, we've made it 19 years later this year, so I think it's not likely. But, my mind is made up nonetheless.
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    Going to AZ in early April. AZ St. asked me to help at a conference in Tempe. Never been there...and they are paying the expenses. Haven't made a presentation in 2 yrs. Hope I still remember how to put an audience to sleep.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee View post
    Going to AZ in early April. AZ St. asked me to help at a conference in Tempe. Never been there...and they are paying the expenses. Haven't made a presentation in 2 yrs. Hope I still remember how to put an audience to sleep.
    Tempe in April will be nice! Brocktoon, Boiker, and Rygor are out there too!
    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 think if Hubby and I were ever to split up then I would remain single. I don't think I have the energy to date. (Unless the guy found attractive no make-up, jammie bottoms and sweatshirts.)
    I think the same thing. I have kids so it seems like it would take a lot to get me to go back to the drawing board...

    I was just talking about this with the wife last night while we watched Millionaire Matchmaker... I think I would be pretty good at dating, but I don't remember if I was good or not back in the day...
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    I think I might finally get around to buying wifey some flowers today.

    But first I have a 9 AM meeting and a 10 AM conference call. On a Friday????

    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    I think the same thing. I have kids so it seems like it would take a lot to get me to go back to the drawing board...

    I was just talking about this with the wife last night while we watched Millionaire Matchmaker... I think I would be pretty good at dating, but I don't remember if I was good or not back in the day...
    My best friend (divorced from my sister, with three kids) is moving in with his new girlfriend who also has three kids. He doesn't have sole custody, but they've already heard the Brady Bunch jokes multiple times from me.

    I worry about how his quick relationship with this woman (who is great in all respects) will impact my nephews and niece.

    But then again, I moved in with my now wife 2 months after we started dating.

    If me and wifey split up, there is no way in hell I would pursue a long-term relationship. If it happened, it happened. But I wouldn't pursue it.
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    As my Pappy always told me: "Marriage is like a game of cards. You start off with two hearts and a diamond. But some days you are just hoping for a club and a spade."
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