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Confession time, Part II

nerudite

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Okay everyone... I decided to start this thread again because 1) it was damn fun and 2) I want to know more about our new members that got to read all the dirt about our little lives.

So c'mon people... 'fess up!
 

nerudite

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Here are some new confessions to start the ball rolling again:

I haven't vaccuumed my car since the beginning of winter (what's the point?). Since they are cleaning up the roads right now, I may actually get around to it before July, if I'm lucky.

I actually enjoy watching Jackass.
 

SGB

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I dislike most television, although I probably watch as much as anyone. Given my preference, we would have no tv cable or antenae. Instead, the house would be fully wired for stereo sound everywhere.

I have never had a political affiliation.
 

Zoning Goddess

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I told my son and his friend today that the local skate park they wanted to visit was closed (lies, all lies!) for Memorial Day (because I didn't want to sit out in 95 d. heat for a couple hours).

I am irrationally addicted to gossip about my former place of employment because I want the boss to be fired!

I helped talk Trail Nazi into moving with her husband last fall and now I feel so guilty. I mean, I want her to be with her husband, but I feel bad because she is not happy there.
 

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I also like Smallville.
You're a good man. Just be careful out there in Kansas.

I like Superman the original series, the 1st &2nd movies and the last series on abc. And I can't wait for the new superman movie to get in production. Anthony Hopkins says he wants to be Jor-el -I can't think of a better person other than the late great Loren Green

When I was a kid I had superfriends tennis shoes from Kmart....Ahhhh those were the days
 
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I've taken two pre-natal vitamins since I got pregnant - they make me constipated so I'm just a crappy mother already. But I'm making an effort to be better about it.

I hate when my grandmother brings her boyfriend to EVERY family function. I'm happy for her that she's found someone to spend time with, but he's deaf and smells funny and isn't very bright and is impossible to talk to and he can't keep me straight with my sister and he just aggravates me so much.

When we were kids, I used to dress up my little sister (approx. age 5) like Madonna/a hooker, with full make up and hair and sequined tube top and then we'd play photo shoot. (I just thought of this one because I just found the photos when we were at my parent's this weekend. hee!)
 

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There are times when I purposely let my voice mail answer my phone, even though I'm sitting at my desk, simply because I'm not in the mood to talk to anyone.

I had my new business cards made with "AICP" on them before I officially got my exam results a couple of years ago.

My wife and I have, in the past when I'm at work waiting for a night meeting, used Cyburbia's private messaging system for non-planning or built environment oriented messages. ;)
 

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The Irish one said:
When I was a kid I had superfriends tennis shoes from Kmart....Ahhhh those were the days
I owned the whole set of Superfriends Underoos (Plus a Spiderman pair) and I would wear them all day, everyday playing aound the house.

I confess that one summer a couple of years back I turnded into a complete girl and watched Days of Our lIves on a daily basis.
 

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I just watched Jackass for the first time over the weekend...it was hilarious!
However I was also suffering from major PMS -- and unfortunately my boyfriend took the brunt of it. I'm not sure if we're still speaking today....
 

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Underoos!!!!!
I had C3-PO and R2-D2.

I have always wanted to play soccer but my parents were never very sports minded and now I feel like it's too late to learn...

I stole the cookie from the cookie jar.
 

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NHPlanner said:
There are times when I purposely let my voice mail answer my phone, even though I'm sitting at my desk, simply because I'm not in the mood to talk to anyone.
I do that all the time. It is the only way to get work done around here. We also have caller ID, which comes in handy when I don't want to talk to certain people.

Other confessions...

Sometimes I will throw an occasional can, bottle, or newspaper into the regular garbage.

I have downloaded hundreds of albums from the internet with no intention of ever purchasing the albums.

I think that Planning/Zoning has gone way overboard in its intrepretation of what constitutes "protecting the health, safety and welfare" of the public.
 
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Zoning Goddess said:

I am irrationally addicted to gossip about my former place of employment because I want the boss to be fired!

Me too.

Since I've had no real time consuming tasks at work for the past few weeks and don't forsee any in the near future, I've been using that time to plan my wedding.

I was addicted to the Real World/Road Rules Challenge.

I absolutely love Ashton Kutcher's show on MTV - Punk'd.
 

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College confessions

PlannerGirl said:
I plagerized (sp?) in college like it was going out of style
I had a classmate in graduate planning school literally hold my hand through statistics. If it wasn't for her help, I would never have gotten my planning degree.

On the other hand, in 17 years of planning, I have never done a chi square or regression analysis, and I have never needed to.
 

Repo Man

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I have some conservative beliefs, even though I consider myself pretty liberal (I voted for Nader in 2 elections).

I like that GW got another tax cut through. Anytime the American people can get more of their own money back it is a good thing.

I wrote almost all of my undergrad papers using only research "extracts" on the library computers. I never found the actual research papers, articles, books, etc.
 

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I have nearly 6 hours of Jackass on VHS and when I fill up my tape I plan on editing out the commercials and duplicate stunts so I have hours of uninterupted Jackass to watch when I feel like a good belly laugh.

I once had a girlfriend, now long time ex - that I was never in love with but told her I loved her.
 

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JoshD said:
I have nearly 6 hours of Jackass on VHS and when I fill up my tape I plan on editing out the commercials and duplicate stunts so I have hours of uninterupted Jackass to watch when I feel like a good belly laugh.
I watched Jackass: The Movie yesterday on pay-per-view. About as funny as thre TV show; I don't think I'd be missing much by not seeing the movie, except uncensored profanity.

I'm a fan of MTV's Fraternity Life and Sorority Life.

I let the grass in the back yard grow about a month before I mowed it yesterday.

COPS!

I want to buy a rifle.
 
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I don't believe in consensus building.

I hate "role play" exercises at seminars.

I watch an inordinant amount of stand up comedy on Comedy Central.
 

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I've watched both seasons of American Idol....

I like Madonna (but not her acting)....

I take pleasure in news stories featuring animals prevailing over man (here in Florida it is typically gators attacking people after they try to feed the gators dog chow, pork rinds or some other tasty treat)....
 

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My parents did not have children until the mid to late 1960's when they were in their late 30's and early 40's.

Consequently my sister and I had quite a different upbringing from our friends, whose parents were typically 15-20 years younger than ours. An example: my wife's grandmother is the age of my parents.
 

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I now hardly ever answer my office phone. You will only speak with me if you leave a message. I used to hate people like me.

I once told a hateful ultra-right-wing conservative ex-co-worker that I was an anarchist and the revolution was soon coming, just so he would stop contantly harassing me with his political views.
 

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I hate dogs and I do not undestand why people keep them in their homes. I hate it when I go to someone’s house and and this big dumb animal jumps on me and licks me. I hate having to act like someone’s dog is cute when its jumping on me. I hate the way they crap on the sidewalk, bark at night, and sniff you, and I hate how people use pit bulls as status symbols in the ‘hood. I not much more fond of cats or other pets either. Don’t get me wrong – I respect all creatures and wish them no harm. I’d rather just appreciate them from afar like I would an elephant at the zoo. I’m sure some people think this way about my kids (although they are inarguably cute).

I’ve come to think that Flock of Seagulls were kind of cool in a grand, space-age sort of way.

Sometimes I still crave the chicken nuggets and mashed potatoes from my high school cafeteria.

When I was 19, I swerved on the ice and crashed into a parked police car who was at the scene of another accident. I thought I was going to get a billy club beating, but they just gave me a $70 ticket. It was frustrating because I was a very "good" kid unlike most of my peers who were little alcoholics and potheads.

I have no desire to ever take my family to Disney World. I do not think its my responsibility as a parent to go there.
 

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Oh so many confessions, but too many of them are creepy. Here are a few safe ones, that should not haunt me too much.

I typically only do my dishes once a week.

I have more pint glasses then all other dishes combined.

My middle name is pretty funny.

I like and own shoes that are far more expensive then my position in life dictates.
 

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Zoning Goddess said:
I I am irrationally addicted to gossip about my former place of employment because I want the boss to be fired!

I helped talk Trail Nazi into moving with her husband last fall and now I feel so guilty. I mean, I want her to be with her husband, but I feel bad because she is not happy there.
I am still addicted to the gossip about my old workplace too. How sick of us. However, I am more concerned about the director and one of the "prized" principals of getting fired. Why don't the higher ups just see the light like many of us have about these two people?

ZG - Don't worry about feeling guilty about making me move, I will get back to home as soon as I can think of a good way to do so without harming the husband's career. Oh dear, I am becoming extremely evil living in this state with no one to talk to except the dog. He keeps telling me things all the time. He is not as cute as he looks.

I sprayed non-stick cooking spray over someone's windshield and window of someone I didn't like in grad school. It just looked like the morning dew until she tried wiping it off with her windshield wipers. Tee hee.

I like the shows Charmed and Surf Girls (on MTV) and love Jaime Fraser from the Outlander series.
 

Trail Nazi

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Seabishop said:
[B} I’ve come to think that Flock of Seagulls were kind of cool in a grand, space-age sort of way. [/B]
If you brought your family to Disney World for a holiday, you could probably catch a Flock of Seagulls show since they live in Central Florida and play the venues all of the time, especially, Downtown Disney.
 

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Seabishop said:
I hate dogs and I do not undestand why people keep them in their homes. I hate it when I go to someone’s house and and this big dumb animal jumps on me and licks me.
But ... look at 'em. C'mon ...



Why the attraction to dogs? I think it's a symbiotic relationship that's hardwired in humans to some extent. Also, they've been selectively bred for tens of thousands of years to reinforce human-like behavoral traits. Consider that scientists have proven dogs actually laugh; it's an irregular, harder panting sound they make when they are at play.

Besides, look at what I come home to ...



How does this relate to confesion time? Well, I do have a soft spot for smaller dogs. Yeah, Porties are big, but I can't help but reach down to pet a little foo-foo dog like a Shi Tzu ot Maltese. There were Poodles around when I was growing up, so I have a soft spot for foo-foo dogs.
 

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I am addicted to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and own all of the seasons on DVD. I have already pre-ordered season 4 and am waiting for it to be realeased.

I spend an insane amount of money on shoes and purses.
 

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mcmplans said:
I spend an insane amount of money on shoes and purses.
Can someone explain that? I knew only one guy who spent a ton of money on clothes and shoes, and this was back in the 1980s. He was a male model-like guy in my dorm. Only straight guy I ever knew who bought clothes from International Male. Loved Miami Vice. Never smiled. Chicks dug him. Strange.

Another confession: I have three working computers at home. My main box, Schadenfreude, is a Windows XP system housed in a shiny aluminum Lian Li case. The experimental box, Zeitgeist, boots up into five different operating systems (Windows XP Professional, Red Hat Linux 9, FreeBSD 5.1, BeOS 5.0 and QNX 6.2). Gemeinschaft is an old NeXTStation Turbo Color. $8,000 new in 1993, but I got it for $100 on eBay.
 

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SGB said:
My parents did not have children until the mid to late 1960's when they were in their late 30's and early 40's.

Consequently my sister and I had quite a different upbringing from our friends, whose parents were typically 15-20 years younger than ours. An example: my wife's grandmother is the age of my parents.
Similar confession....I'm older (by 3 years) than my step-mother-in-law. :)
 

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Dan asked for someone to explain
I spend an insane amount of money on shoes
Can't explain the purse thing, but my like of shoes is based on a few things.

1) As a kid I had really wide feet and high arches, therefore I wore more expensive shoes as they were the ones that fit my feet. This idea that good shoes were important has carried on since then.

2) My step father went to an exclusive private school that instilled shoes and thier care were important, he subsequently instilled this in me.

3) The Hartt Shoe Factory had great deals on really nice handbuilt shoes before it closed down.

4) Expensive shoes are actually cheaper in the long run. ie the shoes I am wearing today were $400 eight years ago. I have since resoled them 4 times and reheeled them 8 times for a total of about $400 in repairs. Therefore I have spent only $100 per year on this pair of shoes. This pair will need to be replaced shortly, but will still be wearable just not with a suit.

5) Leather soles are really comfortable, once they are broken in.

6) Expensive shoes shine better.

7) Good shoes and shoe stores smell better (leather and cedar)

8) People look at your shoes and judge you, therefore they should be of a good quality and kept in good condition.
 

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I volunteered for the Strategic Planning team at work to make points, and I think strategic planning is a crock.

I am actually only one of three Zoning Goddesses, but I snagged the name on Cyburbia first.
 

Zoning Goddess

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Trail Nazi said:
Oh dear, I am becoming extremely evil living in this state with no one to talk to except the dog. He keeps telling me things all the time. He is not as cute as he looks.

Isn't that how Son of Sam got started?
 

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In the bathroom once in college, I sneezed while taking care of business at a urinal. My head hit the urinal's plumbing, and I knocked myself out cold -- pants wide open.
 

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Only those that attend the CIP conference in Halifax will learn it.

At first glance it seems really funny, then when explained it is still funny, just not as embarassing.
 

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Dan said:
Besides, look at what I come home to ...
Alright, that's cute. If I had to have one it would be a Scottish Terrier type dog - like the dog in monopoly. But I wouldn't have him annoying my guests.


If you brought your family to Disney World for a holiday, you could probably catch a Flock of Seagulls show since they live in Central Florida and play the venues all of the time, especially, Downtown Disney
That's funny. I thought they were British just because they were SO new wave. Our version of a once famous local band who plays every benefit concert is John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band (On the Dark Side).



I am actually only one of three Zoning Goddesses, but I snagged the name on Cyburbia first
The Holy Trinity of Zoning?
 

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I think I mentioned this fact before, but it wasn't included in "Confession Time Part I"

My wife is the daughter of an ex-boss. And yes, my father-in-law and I get along just fine...now.
 

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Zoning Goddess said:
I am actually only one of three Zoning Goddesses, but I snagged the name on Cyburbia first.
That's so much more positive than my old nickname in Davis. Most of the planners were women. Someone overheard an irate developer refer to two other plannerettes as "wicked witch of the east and wicked witch of the west". We all thought that was funny in a twisted kind of way... so once I started working on a ton of projects on the south side, I was then deemed wicked witch of the south.
 

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I own 2 gas guzzling SUVs (need the 4wd in the winter here).

I like Starbucks coffee.

I shop at Costco & Home Depot.
 

Zoning Goddess

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nerudite said:
That's so much more positive than my old nickname in Davis. Most of the planners were women. Someone overheard an irate developer refer to two other plannerettes as "wicked witch of the east and wicked witch of the west". We all thought that was funny in a twisted kind of way... so once I started working on a ton of projects on the south side, I was then deemed wicked witch of the south.
I'm sure our developers wouldn't call me a Goddess. Probably something more along the lines of "loud-mouth little planner". Actually, Trail Nazi, another female planner, and I were trying to come up with a group name, after we read "The Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love" (a must read for all women, esp in the South...). At first we thought of Zoning Queens, but Goddess sounded much more elite.

Prior to that, we were members of Zoning Hookers of America. One day, all the women in the office dressed up in fishnets, short skirts, heavy makeup, and new name tags (with names like Xaviera, Bambi, etc) and fawned all over our soon-to-retire boss while he was meeting with his boss.
 

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PlannerGirl said:
I plagerized (sp?) in college like it was going out of style
I admit that I might have "borrowed" some code in my COBOL class. Oh, I do regret it now, every time I have to write code to track inventory or to compute the interest on a deposit.

While I love roughing it, camping and hiking in the back country, after a grueling trek it is awfully nice to check into a nice hotel and eat at a restaurant.
 

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I like starbucks.

I have a few moral objections to diamonds but when I was offered one I snagged it in a heartbeat

When our cats die we're not replacing them.

not really my confession, but James farted in his sleep last night- it was so bad it woke me up.
 

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On diamonds, here is an ethical way to purchase them. look for the polar bear, it means the diamond was mined in teh NWT and is not a "blood diamond". There are still some minor ethical problems, but at least you know you are not supporting murder and dictators.



 

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donk said:
On diamonds, here is an ethical way to purchase them. look for the polar bear, it means the diamond was mined in teh NWT and is not a "blood diamond". There are still some minor ethical problems, but at least you know you are not supporting murder and dictators.



I have one of those!!
 

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Im back from vacation, and I missed a lot...

But I have Nerudite beat on the car thing. In 5 years I have never ever vacuumed my car. Despite living in Wisconsin I wash it once a year in March. It has never been waxed except when the annual car wash sprays the stuff on.

I like fried spam with grape jelly.

I just returned a rental car with several hundred dollars in accident damage and they didnt notice and signed off on the intake. This was after I ripped off all of the plastic trim so the whole car matched its "new" front... (whew!)
 
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