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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I realize that I am involved in a love/hate relationship with diet cola. I hate water. It tastes like poison to me. My glass is empty, the rattling dry bones of ice left in the bottom are depressing me.

    I'm going for a drink. I can quit any time I want. I am a liar. Why can't I learn to love water?
    Try adding flavorings. The Kool-Aid aisle has many options, single-serve packets that turn it into lemonade, tea, fruit punch, you name it.

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I realize that I am involved in a love/hate relationship with diet cola. I hate water. It tastes like poison to me. My glass is empty, the rattling dry bones of ice left in the bottom are depressing me.

    I'm going for a drink. I can quit any time I want. I am a liar. Why can't I learn to love water?
    I started to drink sparkling flavored water....all the fun of carbonation without all the sugar. I am particular to those Sparkling ICE drinks and LaCroix that come in many flavors. Warning, coconut LaCroix tastes like a vacation in a can!
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    Try adding flavorings. The Kool-Aid aisle has many options, single-serve packets that turn it into lemonade, tea, fruit punch, you name it.
    I've tried the Crystal Lite route recently. It's helped me cut back. Didn't think of Kool Aid. I likes Kool Aid.

    Quote Originally posted by beach_bum View post
    I started to drink sparkling flavored water....all the fun of carbonation without all the sugar. I am particular to those Sparkling ICE drinks and LaCroix that come in many flavors. Warning, coconut LaCroix tastes like a vacation in a can!
    I like ICE, I bought some at Costco. Cool bottles, though I felt a little....girly? Stupid, I know. ON your recommendation I will try some "Vacation in a Can". But, be warned, that's what I'm calling it. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. If one of them clicks I may drop 10 pounds. Who knows, maybe a better, more sveltified ursus is in my future....
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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    I like ICE, I bought some at Costco. Cool bottles, though I felt a little....girly? Stupid, I know. ON your recommendation I will try some "Vacation in a Can". But, be warned, that's what I'm calling it. Thanks for the suggestions, guys. If one of them clicks I may drop 10 pounds. Who knows, maybe a better, more sveltified ursus is in my future....
    Time to pass to go girl energy drink...
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    Live fantasy baseball draft is finally over after 2 weeks. Live drafts are such cluster $$%##$s.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Live fantasy baseball draft is finally over after 2 weeks. Live drafts are such cluster $$%##$s.
    Absurd.. almost as bad as a pitcher wanting to test a free agent market for a contract over 200 million, yet can't deliver the goods...


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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Absurd.. almost as bad as a pitcher wanting to test a free agent market for a contract over 200 million, yet can't deliver the goods...


    See the 2 Rings
    Just so you know, I drafted Bumgarner, and Romo. I even made Zito my last draft pick. So they better come through in my fantasy league!!
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Just so you know, I drafted Bumgarner, and Romo. I even made Zito my last draft pick. So they better come through in my fantasy league!!
    Madbum is a quality pick up. Romo I am a little shaky on simply because he put in a lot of innings last year..good luck as for Zeets... man all is forgiven in my book so no ill will there
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    I'd be enjoying the rain/thunder if it wasn't for the worry that the creek at our entrance road to the subdivision wasn't already close to overflowing the road; and there's a crapload of rain still moving in. Guess I'll just go to sleep enjoying the weather and hope I hear the weather radio if the tornado watch is a worry later...

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    My new glasses give me a headache in more than one way.
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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    My new glasses give me a headache in more than one way.
    I need new glasses, scrip hasn't changed they are just wearing out. Need to figure out how crappy our vision plan is so I can budget for it. The Impala needs new tires and the muffler looked at
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    Ack. Just had our first slightly wacko comment on our project's FB page. It is our first foray into social media for a project.
    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
    Ack. Just had our first slightly wacko comment on our project's FB page. It is our first foray into social media for a project.
    To respond or not respond, that is the question. The APA had a pretty good webinar on social media and how to react to these types of challenges. I believe their answer is don't do anything because if you respond to it you validate it to a degree.
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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 Tide View post
    To respond or not respond, that is the question. The APA had a pretty good webinar on social media and how to react to these types of challenges. I believe their answer is don't do anything because if you respond to it you validate it to a degree.
    Thanks for the advice. I'll use it going forward! In this case I chose to respond because it was a valid question (albeit asked in a confrontational way) and one I could answer.
    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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    A wishful move will not happen, Such is life.


    I've been using MIO water flavorings to enhance the bland taste of H2O. The girl and I had tried several and she likes the grape whereas I lean towards the berry flavor.
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    To respond or not respond, that is the question. The APA had a pretty good webinar on social media and how to react to these types of challenges. I believe their answer is don't do anything because if you respond to it you validate it to a degree.
    There is a town near me that needs to learn how to deal with media. Long story short, but on a local Patch webpage, there was a faux auditor posting up theories of corruption within the town. People jump on the "I hate government' bandwagon, and criticize the organization. The mayor chooses to respond to these various allegations, and while he is able to clarify and refute the allegations, I doubt anyone from the town, such as the CM, actually knows that this was going on. Both sides utilize bad grammar, hostile tones, etc. It was actually pretty interesting to follow though, but it seemed like a nightmare for the organizations PR.
    And that concludes staff’s presentation...

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    Thanks for the advice. I'll use it going forward! In this case I chose to respond because it was a valid question (albeit asked in a confrontational way) and one I could answer.
    Does your City have a social media policy? Our says we will not respond or the response usually is a can "thanks for your input, please if you have any questions please contact blah blah blah"
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    Quote Originally posted by Tide View post
    To respond or not respond, that is the question. The APA had a pretty good webinar on social media and how to react to these types of challenges. I believe their answer is don't do anything because if you respond to it you validate it to a degree.
    FYI - here is their free webinar for CM credit:
    http://www.planning.org/store/produc...ctCode=STR_SMP
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    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Does your City have a social media policy? Our says we will not respond or the response usually is a can "thanks for your input, please if you have any questions please contact blah blah blah"
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You crack me up. We don't even have an IT department, here is it called "Data Processing".
    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
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. You crack me up. We don't even have an IT department, here is it called "Data Processing".
    Um... Wow...do you still use typewriters too with chain smoking monkeys?
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Um... Wow...do you still use typewriters too with chain smoking monkeys?
    I worked on a project last year with a State Historic Preservation Office (that shall remain unnamed) that I swear must still be using typewriters to crank out their correspondence...
    I found you a new motto from a sign hanging on their wall…"Drink coffee: do stupid things faster and with more energy"

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    Quote Originally posted by Bubba View post
    I worked on a project last year with a State Historic Preservation Office (that shall remain unnamed) that I swear must still be using typewriters to crank out their correspondence...
    Not surprising, I have had my run-ins with mine as well. I swear the average age at least 55 at that place and they are behind the times with HP modern practices too. I deal with them the least amount possible.
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    Quote Originally posted by Raf View post
    Um... Wow...do you still use typewriters too with chain smoking monkeys?
    As part of the employee wellness program, all of our monkeys are in tobacco cessation programs and compliance is nearly 78 percent. Sadly, due to rampant carpal tunnel syndrome among these primates, we phased out the typewriters and have gone to ergonomic work stations with computers. Feces flinging is down 37 percent. HR considers it all a win-win.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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