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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I think I might want to adjust my career so I either end up running a parks department or working in public health.
    Ron Swanson is awesome.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Ron Swanson is awesome.
    Indeed. I have his "Pyramid of Greatness" on the wall of my office.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/21/ro...ks-recreation/
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I think I might want to adjust my career so I either end up running a parks department or working in public health.
    May I introduce Dandy Knope...
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Indeed. I have his "Pyramid of Greatness" on the wall of my office.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/21/ro...ks-recreation/
    I display it at home, and refer to it in order to screen dates.

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    A parks department does sound lovely... though, so does running a bar in the Bahamas

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Ron Swanson is awesome.
    He looks a lot like a friend of mine, now several years dead. Whenever I see "Parks & Rec," I think about my old friend Dave.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

    ~ Otterpop ~

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    I don't feel the need to "make the world a better place".

    Similar to Terra, I really would just like to live on the beach, selling t-shirts to tourists, soaking up the sun and immersing myself in good books and good beer. I would become a writer.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    Indeed. I have his "Pyramid of Greatness" on the wall of my office.

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/01/21/ro...ks-recreation/
    Thanks for sharing, that was great, eventho I don't watch the show
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    I plan on either opening up a beer-bar, or becoming a semi-successful folk musician
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I pulled a dirty sweater out of the hamper this morning because I didn't want to deal with thinking up an outfit.

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    I've always wanted to have a show on PBS or NPR where I could host discussions about astronomy and physics in layman's terms . I think everyone should spend at least 5 minutes of each day thinking about the Universe. I suspect if we realized how tiny and insignificant we all are, we might be less inclined to be such an odd species.

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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    I've always wanted to have a show on PBS or NPR where I could host discussions about astronomy and physics in layman's terms . I think everyone should spend at least 5 minutes of each day thinking about the Universe. I suspect if we realized how tiny and insignificant we all are, we might be less inclined to be such an odd species.
    Off-topic:
    Is it sheer coincidence you posted this 9 minutes after I posted this or were you ramping up with a preamble before providing a layperson's explanation?

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    I hate having unclicked threads. Threads with new posts on them appear in bold and I compulsively click each thread open, even if only for a nanosecond, only to proceed to the next until all threads appear unbolded. Usually I click on the threads I find least interesting first, just to get them out of the way and then proceed in the inverse order of anticpated interest, saving the thread/post I most want to read until very last. Kinda like dessert, you know?

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    Here's a confession for you. I find some things so entertaining here that I am compelled to talk about them to non-cyburbians...like Mrs. ursus. Then the problem is that I have to refer to people's "handles".

    ursus: Oh it was so funny, then this guy puts up this picture...

    wife: Now, what's his name again?

    ursus: Well, his name - well just CPSURaf put up the picture - but anyway...

    wife: That doesn't make any sense.

    ursus: Well, I'm sure it does to him, so anyway I'm thinking that Maister is going...

    wife: Maister?

    ursus: Yeah. Yeah, I think I'm saying that right.

    wife: That's nice. And you call yourself - Ursula? Don't your friends think that's dumb?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post

    wife: That's nice. And you call yourself - Ursula? Don't your friends think that's dumb?
    I must confess. We do think its dumb
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    I must confess. We do think its dumb
    That's OK because she still thinks your some planner named "Erma".
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Although I sometimes complain about my daughters in other threads (what parent doesn't right?), a large part of me wanted to just have girls and not boys. My wife wanted one of each, but I really wanted 2 daughters.

    I never did (nor do now) have the strong desire to "pass down my name" or "teach my son everything I know" or "get all geared up for sporting events" or "play catch in the backyard".

    Granted, you can do all of these things with daughters (well maybe not the name thing) but I've always related better to girls/women.

    Maybe I'm an oddity, but I'm glad I didn't have a son. Perhaps this will change as my girls become teenagers and if I have to pay for a wedding or 2.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    . . .Maybe I'm an oddity, but I'm glad I didn't have a son. Perhaps this will change as my girls become teenagers and if I have to pay for a wedding or 2.
    I sometimes wonder how my life would have been different if we had a daughter.
    "I am very good at reading women, but I get into trouble for using the Braille method."

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Here's a confession for you. I find some things so entertaining here that I am compelled to talk about them to non-cyburbians...like Mrs. ursus.
    Oh, I do, too! Fortunately I don't have to explain the user names / avatars to my Prince, as he's had his own cyberfriends for years. And he's met at least two Cyburbians that I know of.

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    I keep getting a waft of something pretty nasty and I just realized it is my shoes. Combine this fact with my dirty sweater from earlier this week and I sound like quite the catch.

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    Here's a confession for you. I find some things so entertaining here that I am compelled to talk about them to non-cyburbians...
    My wife calls us the "the league of nerds"
    follow me on the twitter @rcplans

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    My wife calls us the "the league of nerds"
    Monkey Wife thinks you people sound pretty cool

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I keep getting a waft of something pretty nasty and I just realized it is my shoes. Combine this fact with my dirty sweater from earlier this week and I sound like quite the catch.
    Don't sell yourself short. You also have peanut butter all over your face
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by CPSURaf View post
    My wife calls us the "the league of nerds"
    That's funny! I should put my wife in touch with her and they can start a support group of some kind...
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    I'm so embarrased by all of you that I don't talk about you with anyone from the "real world".
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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