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    There is a lot I can deal with, but I am just about at the end of my rope in dealing with the transportation company that the school uses to bring my middle son to kindergarten.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    My head got all turned around after Labor Day and I though Tuesday was Monday and Wednesday was Tues, so I understand mskis posting on this thread on a Thursday.
    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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    I don't do storm water calculations. That's why engineers exist.
    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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    I went on a joint inspection with another agency today, and it seems like it's going to be the Alice's Restaurant Massacree all over.

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    I called in sick yesterday. I am better today.
    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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    Mrs. Maister is sick today. What is it about Wednesdays?
    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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    I came to work suffering from I believe is allergies. This area saw a rise in ragweed recently, and my head is letting me know it. But with the rain yesterday and hopefully again today, the pollen will wash away for a while.
    "We do not need any other Tutankhamun's tomb with all its treasures. We need context. We need understanding. We need knowledge of historical events to tie them together. We don't know much. Of course we know a lot, but it is context that's missing, not treasures." - Werner Herzog, in Archaeology, March/April 2011

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    I am having Shrimp Florentine pizza for lunch. Sounds yummy!

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    Sitting in conference session bored to tears - but at least I get credits.
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    Can't convince my assistant about the ag exempt laws. She keeps going back to what the last planner and attorney talked about. Did I mention the last planner was an idiot who couldn't read state statutes correctly? My assistant even said she got confused all the time over the difference between municipal and county enabling acts which gets crazy because we use both.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    OMG fall allergies wtf - I look like I am hungover and just had a big crying spell right now - living on Zyrtec and ibuprofen but I still look puffed up wtf
    Kim Wexler: Either you fit the jacket... or the jacket fits you.

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    Ever notice how short work weeks frequently feel like the longest?
    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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    yes, wtf is that all about - it's like we jam 40 plus hours in 4 days - ugh
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    If, in July, I tell someone not to rinse their muddy truck tires into a creek that regularly floods and damages property, why are you still doing it in October?

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    If, in July, I tell someone not to rinse their muddy truck tires into a creek that regularly floods and damages property, why are you still doing it in October?
    Because it is not July...


    I have been sleeping like crap lately. I am going to see a Doctor about it tomorrow because it is getting ridiculous. I am also thinking about investing in a white noise machine. Does anyone else have one and if so, how do you like it?
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    Ever notice how short work weeks frequently feel like the longest?

    I think this is because your brain goes into such a state of atrophy by that third weekend day, that it's hard to bounce back: Hence the four day week seems like six. This is especially true if the Monday is the holiday instead of Friday. Weeks in which you work Monday to Thursday and Friday is a holiday, which are much more rare, don't seem to be affected by this. At least in my case.

    Solution: Have all Mondays off so that your brain gets used to that three day weekend.

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    Quote Originally posted by Super Amputee Cat View post
    I think this is because your brain goes into such a state of atrophy by that third weekend day, that it's hard to bounce back: Hence the four day week seems like six. This is especially true if the Monday is the holiday instead of Friday. Weeks in which you work Monday to Thursday and Friday is a holiday, which are much more rare, don't seem to be affected by this. At least in my case.

    Solution: Have all Mondays off so that your brain gets used to that three day weekend.
    See, I was thinking it was because 100% of the workload gets crammed into 80% of the usual time
    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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    It was only a few degrees above freezing this morning. Despite it still being warm in the house, the kids did not want to get up and get ready for school. Then when they did they proceeded to be defiant with everything under the sun. It was a long morning full of stuff that I could have done without.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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    I don't think the temps have even gotten to the 30's YET. Normally, our first frost date in our neck of the woods is around October 10 We are seeing more strange weather patterns the last couple years than we've ever experienced in my previous half century of existence.
    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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    A very comfortable 53 coming to work this morning. Car window was down and I was wearing my normal polo shirt. It was great.
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    So Junior collected 9 lbs of candy last night. That is way more candy than anyone needs. Maybe some of that should get donated to a worthy cause
    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
    Maybe some of that should get donated to a worthy cause
    Like...my belly.
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Every day is today. Yesterday is a myth and tomorrow an illusion.

    You know...for kids.

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    They blocked facebook at work. Sadly, I actually do use it for work purposes sometimes. In between the running political commentary I have with a couple friends through FB messenger. At least I can still ask my super obvious planning/zoning questions here. Until they catch on and block this, too. Then I guess I'll just have to use my cell phone.

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    Oh Thursday, where are you?

    Boss out sick, coworker presenting at conference in NYC and forgot credit card authorization for hotel, well, forgot to fill one out, and impromptu meeting with board member. I'm done with Wednesday, but Wednesday isn't done with me.

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    Sometimes it is more effective to have things completed in a timely manner instead of waiting to the last possible minute. I am not a fan of the last possible minute, but it seems many other in my organization have operated this way for quite some time. I still love where I work and the the people I work with, but it is hard for me to do my job effectively when I don't have the required information until 20 minutes before the report is due.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

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