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Five Things Tuesday

Maister

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As I've mentioned before, I really like the '10 Things Thursday' thread. It occurs to me, however, that some may be daunted by the length/number of response required and because the thread falls so near to the end of the work week there isn't that much time for circulation/response.

It might be nice to start a '5 Things Tuesday as a sort of '10 Things Lite' alternative. Let's keep '10 Things Thursday' going, but I offer this thread as an expedient early-in-the-week supplement.


1. I would like to watch an episode of Hee Haw. It's been quite a while and I can't believe the show was as stupid as I remember...
2. I will be glad when November 7 rolls around
3. I just got done re-reading "The Mouse that Roared'. What great satire!
4. Tonight I will take the Cub Scouts to the Fire Station
5. The price of fresh cider is going for $8-9 per gallon
 

dandy_warhol

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1. I'm cold and didn't bring a scarf to work.
2. Yesterday I was warm but brought a scarf to work.
3. I need to go clothes shopping.
4. I hate clothes shopping.
5. :8:Waiting is the hardest part...:8:
 

JNA

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1. Why couldn't we have had this rain back in April/May.
2. I have had 2 cups of coffee.
3. Sad that one of the food booths at our fall festival had a fire - spread to inside the wall.
4. New health insurance provider started - Anthem Blue Cross/BlueShield
5. Interesting US Supreme Court case to read up & follow - Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach
 

otterpop

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1. I want a job where I get "the money for nothing and the chicks for free."
2. Caramels and Milk Duds make me look forward to Halloween.
3. I know a very religious lady who every year feels compelled to tell me Halloween is a pagan holiday.
4. What can be so wrong about a holiday that has boys dressed like Ninjas, girls dressed like fairy princesses and grown women dressed like naughty nurses?
5. Band candy has no calories. Right?
 

ofos

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1, Always alliterate
2.Two Things Tuesday or
3.Three Things Tuesday or
4.Try Total Three and Two Things Tuesday .
5.TANSTAAFFL.
 

Salmissra

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1) I drank hot tea with breakfast this morning.
2) I can't turn my Ipod volume high enough to drown out my coworker's hacking cough.
3) We're having steak for dinner tonight - YUM!
4) Candy corn by the pound will be the death of me.
5) Will this bottom eyelid twitch ever go away??
 

Mastiff

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3. I know a very religious lady who every year feels compelled to tell me Halloween is a pagan holiday.
I dare you to tell her Christmas and Easter... and May Day along with some others, are pagan. In fact, Halloween has more roots in Christianity, as it derived from All Hallow's Eve, the night before All Saints Day, which is Catholic. Now, the date might have been moved by a few weeks to coincide with Samhain, a Celtic celebration, but it's debatable.

Bet you didn't want to know all that, huh? :p
 

dw914er

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1. Started a diet for the first time in my life
2. I'm hungry, though I'm usually hungry by this time anyways
3. I just hope the diet doesn't make it worse
4. First to turn in staff reports, last one to have them reviewed
5. I love fall, though the 100+ degree temps this past week seems like summer weather.
 

wahday

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1. Got bitten by a black widow on Sunday and my thumb/hand hurts like something unfit for mixed company!
2. Did I mention my thumb? It really frickin’ hurts!
3. Getting ready to break ground on 4 more homes on Monday
4. Next week my son begins TWO WEEKS off – his school in on quarters. What the heck am I going to do with him all that time?!
5. My wife got some bonus money from her (deceased) mother’s insurance policy. She died 11 years ago, so the interest alone is sizable. Gonna pay for some interior house painting. Yeah, we know how to party….
 

Whose Yur Planner

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1. The only better than the Bears beating the cowgirls would be the either the Saints or the Colts doing the same.
2. Tho my team really sucked this year, I'm sad that the regular season is winding down.
3. It's October already-wow
4. The debate tomorrow night, which I will not watch, is going to be joke..
5. FWIW not all Christians are anti-halloween. Most of us realize is a fairly harmless holiday. The only bad thing is kids wired on a sugar rush.:-c
 

Zoning Goddess

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1. I started buying Halloween candy today. A kind the kid doesn't like.
2. I watched (via my laptop) RJ present an interesting case to the County Commission today.
3. RJ looked very handsome at his meeting.
4. Homemade pizza for dinner!
5. The kid swept and mopped the dreaded white tile floor in the kitchen for me today.
 

terraplnr

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1. I went to the gym over lunch and after getting cleaned up realized I forgot my makeup at home. I hope no one notices too much.
2. Walking Dead Season 2 is on Netflix! Braaainnnsss…or terraplnr without makeup…
3. My son wants to be Wall-E for Halloween and the pre-made costumes aren’t very good, this is going to be a challenging costume year… grrr.
4. It’s been kinda too warm this week for October. I’d like some sweater weather, please.
5. I’m hungry and there’s still 1.5 hours of work left.
 

Maister

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1. While I have seen the word 'desiccant' in print many times, today is the first time I have had occasion to write the word myself.
2. My son is badgering me daily to replace the guitar strings that broke on his little guitar. My prediction: as soon as I replace them he'll strum it for maybe 15 minutes and it'll not see use again for at least another 6 months.
3. I'm down 8 lbs from my all time high.
4. Next year I will try to grow a lot more cucumbers and tomatos in the garden
5. I think it would be cool to have Tim Burton as a next door neighbor
 

dandy_warhol

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1. Today is Hubby's birthday!
2. Indian food for dinner!
3. Bought some new clothes yesterday.
4. I feel guilty when I leave the house on holidays because of the pets.
5. Broke out the down comforter last night but still haven't turned on the heat.


bonus:
6. It was 57F in the house this morning. :-c
 

saverte

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1. 9:30 is as good a time as any to take a lunch break, and no one can tell me otherwise.
2. As of this morning, I have successfully cut every fingertip on my left hand. Archiving is more dangerous for me than archaeology was.
3. I'm interviewing an intern in a half hour or so. If I decide to take her, that will make more interns than paid employees at my museum.
4. I don't mind interns, it's just that I don't have enough work for them to do... but we have to take them. The University offers a certificate in Special Collections, and we are a designated practicum site. :|
5. Oh well, y'all have me thinking dinner. Calabacita tonight.
 

JNA

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1. I enjoy scanning old family photos.
2. if you scan at 1200 dpi some files are BIG.
3. I have had 2 cups of coffee, thinking about a 3rd.
4. it is nearly 10 and no mention of lunch in my office.
5. ever get frustrated by some decisions if they only asked for help to begin with.
 

TerraSapient

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1. Doing all the chores around the house and taking care of a newborn 50% of the time is a lot of work. Thank goodness for my mother. When younger I thought she was overly nurturing, now I think it is her greatest characteristic.
2. My mother-in-law gave us a "free car" that we have already sunk almost $1000 into and now it is leaking oil on my driveway. I hate that car. I want to drive it into a swamp. We cannot even put the baby into it because it is an unsafe 17 year old Jeep Wrangler. WTH was she thinking. I want to get rid of it but she would freak out. And when she freaks out, watch out. Hell hath no fury...
3. Family and friends who bring ready to eat meals rock
4. I need to finish my garden for the fall but cannot figure out where to find the time
5. I feel the urge to go running but am pretty sure I would fall asleep in the driveway


2) I can't turn my Ipod volume high enough to drown out my coworker's hacking cough.
Oh no! You have a Mr. Coughy??? So sorry for you. I don't miss my ex-Mr. Coughy at all.
 

btrage

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1. Although my youngest daughter is only 6, listening to TS talk about her baby makes me slightly nostalgic for those times.
2. I have a Historical Commission meeting tonight. :r:
3. Tigers are bringing out the brooms tonight.
4. I thoroughly enjoy the fact I can go home for lunch.
5. This morning is going by relatively quick.
 

Zoning Goddess

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1. Chili for dinner tonite. Smells so good, simmering...
2. We have moths in our utility room.
3. So I went to Wally World to buy flypaper strips; I hope the moths like it.
4. They were living in a container of bird seed.
5. I should have gotten some coffee ice cream.
 

Mud Princess

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1. Harumph: Five Things Thursday never came up in my new posts list today, so I almost missed it.
2. I just participated in a dumb survey so I could claim $5... dumb. :r:
3. The last two days have been busy ones, and that makes me feel both more confident and more optimistic (even though my financial status hasn't changed).
4. I don't know what btrage's comment about "tigers bringing out the brooms" means, but now I can't get the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" out of my head.
5. "History Detectives" is on TV tonight. :)
 

Richmond Jake

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1. When you make an appointment with a Big Cheese Planner, don't assume you are in the same time zone (one hour late).
2. When you receive a Public Information Request and don't know how to respond, don't ignore it and and hope it goes away then have a Big Cheese Planner make everything right.
3. I think the Giants are going to lose tonight.
4. It's spelled "racist."
5. I hope to get a couple of more days of swimming in the pool this weekend (water was 86°F on Sunday).
 

ofos

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1. Some Big Cheese Planners don't know that they're full of holes.
2. A little wavy red line under a word probably means you're spelling it wrong.
3. I've got to cut back working to one day a week, there are too many other things I want to do.
4. Volunteer work is much more satisfying than paid work, except for the paid part.
5. I think I'll take tomorrow off.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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14. I don't know what btrage's comment about "tigers bringing out the brooms" means, but now I can't get the song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" out of my head.
I believe it is reference to the Detroit Tigers sweeping a series in baseball ie., bringing out the brooms.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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WYP doing the heavy lifting:r:

1. I hate it when people younger than me say they are old:r:
2. Carly Rae Jepson is in the cute but not pretty category
3. I'm really concerned about BUN
4. We are seeing the beginnings of the non summer season
5. As usual, I'm ignoring tonight's debate.
 

ofos

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1. I'm not lifting a damn thing!
2. It's a gray day, I don't like gray days.
3. Baseball is boring on television but a damn sight better than a debate.
4. Going to go build a couple rain barrels after work.
5. The news about BUN has cast a pall on this day.
 

btrage

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1. My wife is getting a wisdom tooth pulled today.
2. Tonight we are going to Chuck E. Cheese for a b-day gathering.
3. An email of mine was forwarded to the entire clerical union today; what a whiny bunch.
4. Tigers and Yankees tonight; 8 PM; Verlander on the mound :)
5. Need to leave early today for when the kids get off the bus due to #1.
 

luckless pedestrian

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1. I don't think anyone at work knows it's my birthday
2. I have a meeting tonight
3. I am feeling narcisssistic about the whole thing which makes it more depressing
4. Especially when BUN is not well
5. and one of my friends is in a coma at the hospital
 

dandy_warhol

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1. The School District is proposing to eliminate the 1/4 mile track at the elementary school near my house and put in a "fitness trail" instead.
2. I don't like that idea.
3. I'm considering grabbing my pitchfork and attending tonight's school board meeting.
4. They are also proposing rebuilding the school and there has not been 1 public notice sign on the property. :-@:-{
5. I'm getting a haircut tonight. Bye-bye ponytail. :(:r:
 

Planit

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1. Very s l o w here today
2. Tonight's tv schedule -> US vs. Guatemala @ 6 & ALCS @ 8
3. Battery dead in truck
4. Once I jump the truck, the dog will get a ride (and he loves that)
5. Thoughts & prayers to BUN & Katie
 

ursus

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1. I like to read these threads, but I find it hard to post without asking a bunch of questions...

2. My old boss dropped by for a visit. That was nice. Wish he'd come back or I'd get promoted at least.

3. It was "Walk Your Child to School" day today, and I missed it.

4. I wish I was a stay-at-home dad or trophy husband.

5. Feeling lots of Bear solidarity today. All hope is aimed "North" today.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. My cats are happy that I am injured. It means a lot more snuggle time on the couch.
2. I have an appt. with my PA this afternoon. I hope to get some answers.
3. The difficult realization is that after a loss life goes on.
4. I only took 1/2 a painkiller this morning.
5. I'm struggling with depression.


 

Maister

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1. I too am struggling with depression now
2. We took Junior to Cornwell's Turkeyville this weekend and he had a whale of a good time. His favorite activity was riding the 1/8th model trains.
3. Other than Sunda,y we've seen pretty much gray skies and/or rain every day for a week and a half now.:(
4. It will be fun to take Junior trick-or-treating - he's going as a skeleton this year
5. Now I am going to finish the leftover #8 Jersey Giant sub I got for lunch yesterday

Bonus 6. I've had this song stuck in my head for several days - seems to go with the weather and my mood
 
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dw914er

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1. I got new work clothes for my birthday. I feel really snazzy.
2. Women... :wall:
3. Received some news that may be good for my career progress.
4. I've had several other things happen that support # 3. I hope it pans out.
5. Need.... more....coffee..................
 

Gedunker

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1. About to go into a planning meeting for a street car system.:)
2. One of the invitees was my Best Man and I haven't seen him since he relocated out of the area.
3. The County Commissioners are a bunch of arseholes.
4. Did you know we have these things called aircraft carriers now? Who knew besides POTUS?
5. I'm thinking a lot of Katie and Bear's family, still.:bear:
 

Whose Yur Planner

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1. I'm in a grouchy, pissy mood for some reason today
2. Why do planners always seem to be the worst about planning for things outside of work?
3. While I would of loved to have seen a Great Lakes/Midwest series, I'm not sad the Cards lost.
4. I'm really torn about an issue at church
5. Thank God the debates are over.
 

Planit

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1. Went and toured a solar farm under construction this morning.
2. A really beautiful day to be outside this morning.
3. No good deed ever goes unpunished.
4. Back in the office now and trying to catch up on slacking.
5. I'm impatient about a couple things right now.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. I found a groupon to Russia and Finland including airfare. I want to go.
2. I have ADD when it comes to vacation planning.
3. Hubby and I are supposed to go on a trek through the Great Plains next summer.
4. My knee still hurts and is still swollen but I'm starting to think, "well, maybe I can push it and still run in January's race."
5. We're going to WI for Thanksgiving and bringing the two large black dogs with us. Should be interesting.
 

Maister

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1. Tonight we will carve our jack-o-lanterns
2. I wish jack-o-lanterns would last more than a few days before turning into disgusting moldy goo containers
3. I bet some of Junior's Halloween candy ends up in my tummy
4. Sadly, I don't think my tummy particularly needs it
5. Today I had to break out my lined jacket for the first time since spring.
 

btrage

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Pumpkin carving will also commence this evening for us.
"Wind" is my least favorite weather condition.
My dog has found the heat vent that he prefers at our new house.
My wife is finally using a Groupon massage today that I got her for Mom's Day.
Our trashy neighbors across the street have their mailbox in a bucket filled with sand.
 

Planit

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1. Carved pumpkins last Saturday night
2. Just had 'birthday cupcakes' at the office
3. I drove my wifes car today to work, not as much fun
4. Letter writing procrastination going on here
5. I'm cooking dinner tonight
 

otterpop

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1. Had my snow tires put on the car on Saturday, so of course it has been warm ever since.
2. I got a bad feeling the election next week won't turn out well for me.
3. I think they are called "hurricanes" because a "himicane" would just sit around and watch sports.
4. If money is the root of all evil, I could stand for a lot more evil in my life.
5. Just watching Zooey Deschanel do anything makes me feel better.
 

Mud Princess

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1. I have a new project, finally! :wow:oh:
2. The sun is shining.
3. It doesn't seem like a Tuesday today.
4. My spouse and I had an argument last night. The topic? Emergency planning. :r:
5. I can't believe I'm going to be 50 in a few months.
 

Zoning Goddess

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1. Waiting around today for a wine delivery via FedEx.
2. RJ hasn't turned the heat on yet, so I'm in a Gators hoodie and winter socks.
3. I hope I was never as clueless as some of the people on "Property Virgins".
4. Finally got the bill for the new fridge. 8-!
5. At least the big cat is keeping my ass warm.
 

Planit

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Let's get this party started


1. Yes I saw the memo but did not feel it needed a response
2. I just can't watch elelction results coming in all night.
3. I'll wait until 11:00 pm EST to check the status
4. My car needs new shoes
5. My truck needs a new battery
 

JNA

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1. Neighbor posted pictures of Mom's NJ beach house - appears no major damage.
2. Mom & brother in NJ got their electricity back yesterday.
3. I early voted.
4. Approaching the 15 K level of Teh Clube.
5. FB has been good for tracking the damage on LBI - Jersey Shore.
 

Maister

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1. I'm having a tough time focusing today. I mean a real tough time.
2. I'm starving. Is it lunch time yet?
3. I think I will buy a couple bottles of sangria from a local sangria maker tonight
4. Junior was complaining how all his friends have android-powered game tablets and he doesn't, so I set up my old Nintendo and Super Nintendo for him in the basement. Duck Hunt, Zelda, and Mario rocks!
5. vinegar certainly is a versatile solution
 

Hink

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1. My feet are not as cold today. All it takes it preparation.
2. I am having my family over to eat food and watch the news tonight.
3. My kid is going to school today, but thinks he shouldn't have to because of the election.
4. I am listening to Christmas music in my office.
5. Sometimes I wonder if I just didn't answer my phone for the day if I would get in trouble.
 

Mud Princess

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1. I voted this morning.
2. When I was driving home, I was surprised to discover that it was almost time for lunch... until I realized that I never re-set the clock in my car last weekend. :r:
3. I'll be going to bed early tonight because I have an early morning meeting, so I'll miss the election coverage on TV.
4. I refuse to make any predictions about the outcome.
5. I think it's odd that we elect state supreme court judges.
 
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