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Five Things Tuesday

Gedunker

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1) Got up to take the kids to school so Mrs. G could sleep in.
2) Daughter and I giggled as Chester the Fat Cat sat and scooped food from his bowl so he could eat it off the floor.
3) Had a Sunday-like morning with the newspaper, but there's so little of it now that I'd read pretty much everything in under an hour.
4) Started The Greater Journey by David McCullough after the paper. Fantastic so far.
5) I hear David McCullough's voice and his cadence when I read his writing. It's a little creepy in a really cool way.

Bonus:
6) We're going to vote shortly then off to lunch at a restaurant with the best selection of beers anywhere in s. Indiana. Plus excellent pizza/calzones, etc.:)
 

dandy_warhol

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1. Had an impromptu lunch date with Hubby.
2. We went for all-you-can-eat sushi.
3. I got some bad sushi. Not bad as in turned but bad as in not good. :(
4. Tonight I will go for an x-ray of the metallic artifacts in my knee.
5. This time next week I'll be in Pittsburgh.
 

otterpop

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1. I get melancholy every now and then. lt's a disease common to mountain men.

2. Now is one of those times.

3. Sometimes while waiting for the other shoe to drop, I wonder from far up will it hit me.

4. Snow is pretty awesome for the first three days, then it is a pain in the tush.

5. But children sledding does make me smile.
 

luckless pedestrian

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  1. I am in a take no prisoners mood today
  2. which quickly turns to exhaustion from the morning commute
  3. which turns to "maybe I am fraud" thoughts
  4. a cup of tea helps
  5. I hate tabulating CDBG data
 

btrage

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1. Thanksgiving meal planning has begun.
2. After a very mild winter last year, I'm hoping for a brutally cold winter with lots of snow.
3. I normally would never say that, but for work and school we have virtually no commute of any great length now.
4. Plus the Great Lakes really need the water.
5. As do our winter tourism businesses.
 

Maister

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1. I too wouldn't object to a nasty winter this year. I'm talking about the type of snowstorms where they close City Hall.
2. Remember all that weight I lost a few weeks back? I managed to find it once again!
3. I've never done the Secret Santa thing for the 8.5 years I've been on Cyburbia, I wonder if I should this year
4. I am nearly out of the cases of Aecht Schlenkerla and Old Rasputin I picked up in Frankenmuth a couple months ago. Time for another run?
5. Remember all those cool economic geography maps that showed what's produced where? Seems like you never see 'em anymore.
 

Planit

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1. It's Tuesday, but feels like Monday
2. My reimbursement check came in today
3. I sent the credit card payment off last Thursday
4. Night meeting tonight....yippee
5. I gotta pee
 

btrage

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1. I really want to take tomorrow off.
2. I'm liking the somewhat warmer weather that we're experiencing in Metro Detroit.
3. But I'm still hoping for at least one blizzard event this winter.
4. I like the show Intervention.
5. Putting Xmas lights up on my 2-story colonial may prove somewhat tricky.
 

luckless pedestrian

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breathing in and out of a paper bag

  1. cleaning up CDBG projects from pre-me
  2. doing my CDBG projects too
  3. organizing a series of pot luck suppers on the comp plan
  4. organizing a candlight walk for a 1,000 people
  5. devising the evil plan to being sewer to more of the town
 

JNA

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1. used Recuva to retrieve deleted scanned pictures - gone.
2. little difference between scanning negs vs print pictures - all depends on settings & photo corrections.
3. this afternoon I will volunteer at a inner city church helping prepare thier Tday dinner outreach/service.
4. it's sunny & in the 50's
5. bought tickets for x-mas travel.
 

Maister

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1.

2. I don't tweet
3. I wonder why fashion changes. There must be some logical basis for it that you can't see
4. fun words to say include "ferret", "chugging", "fractal", and "zither"
5. It looks like I may end up preparing the Turkey Day feast. Mrs. Maister is very much under the weather
 

ofos

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1. uno, eins, un, Ένα
2. dos, zwei, deux, Δύο
3. tres, drei, trois, Τρία
4. cuatro, vier, quatre, Τέσσερα
5. cinco, fünf, cinq, Πέντε
 

Maister

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1. uno, eins, un, Ένα
2. dos, zwei, deux, Δύο
3. tres, drei, trois, Τρία
4. cuatro, vier, quatre, Τέσσερα
5. cinco, fünf, cinq, Πέντε
I recognize the first three languages: spanish, german, and french, but that fourth one is simply greek to me.
 

Planit

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  1. cleaning up CDBG projects from pre-me
  2. doing my CDBG projects too
  3. organizing a series of pot luck suppers on the comp plan
  4. organizing a candlight walk for a 1,000 people
  5. devising the evil plan to being sewer to more of the town
Is work THAT bad lp?


1. Anniversary is today (& I didn't forget)
2. Mrs. P has been hinting for a rain jacket
3. Have already bought her one
4. Playing golf Thrusday & Friday mornings
5. But not Saturday or Sunday
 

TerraSapient

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1. I forgot my wallet today and I'm nearly out of gas (22mile commute - utoh)
2. My little dude has to wear a brace for his hips, this hurts my heart
3. My little dude had 3 holes in his little heart when he was born, but now he only has 1 and the doc thinks it is healing nicely
4. I want my grape leaves for lunch now please
5. If lemon trees could grow in Ohio, I would plant many
 

Rygor

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1. I wish I had a million dollars.
2. Dang! It didn't work. :(
3. Mother is coming to visit for over a week tomorrow.
4. All I can think about is delicious turkey.
5. Wish some places would just make up their minds. Suspense is killing me.
 

ursus

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1. The idea of someone eating grape leaves for a meal is making me think of the Dali Lama (sp?) ...

2. I'm quitting Pepsi. Everyone has been warned to stay away from me for the next two weeks while my head caves in...

3. I often think things are funny when I should be wracked with guilt. I'm just wrong on the inside. Wrong.

4. I went to see "Lincoln" the other night and during his big argument with Mary Todd I couldn't help but see my wife and I. I'm not comparing myself to Lincoln's greatness, just his demeanor while fighting with the most important person in his life. Love - Hate...it's all the same.

5. I made chocolate chip cookies last night at 1:45 a.m. I am the world's best husband today. :)
 

kjel

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1. There is no toilet paper in the office. None.
2. There is also no letter size paper in the office.
3. I've been uber productive today. Two site visits, a Home Depot run, 5 requisitions processed and it's barely noon.
4. I have a lot to do between today and tomorrow 10am: bake pumpkin bread and a turtle cake, pack my clothes and the baby's stuff, oil change and car wash.
5. I need lunch.
 

Gedunker

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1] Taking my daughter to the orthodontist this afternoon.
2] He's not happy with her brushing and is threatening to remove the braces if she doesn't do a better job.
3] She brushes twice a day, every day, but apparently not to his satisfaction.
4] Mrs G is really perturbed at the situation and it will be a very uncomfortable house tonight if the braces come off.
5] I know I'm dreading this trip more than my daughter.:not:
 

Mud Princess

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1. I have a headache. :(
2. Would you believe I STILL don't know what I'm doing for Thanksgiving??
3. I'd like to go hiking Friday or Saturday if the weather cooperates.
4. I'm having difficulty saying no to potential new projects after such a long stretch with no work.
5. I need to find something to eat.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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1. I'm still listening to summer downtempo/chill station on Pandora. Is that like wearing white after Labor Day?:lmao:
2. My leaving out on a very early flight on Thursday was not my idea and not part of my original plans.:-{
3. I'm glad LP didn't say anything about the Pats beatdown of the Colts
4. WP MathA, shift E will give you the degree symbol:science:
5. November ended up being an very expense month.:-{ When it rains, it pours.:not::r::':)-\:wall:
 

Maister

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1. I did not sleep well last night - fretting about work
2. I wonder if a 'Bonanza' tv show reboot would be viable?
3. Would a 'slacker Bonanza' show be viable, or at the very least funny enough to garner some critical acclaim?
4. Based on the latest reports Michael Jackson is still dead
5. Everyone at the Thanksgiving table took turns saying what they were thankful for - Junior said Pokemon:r:
 

Planit

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1. Dang its early on a Tuesday to start this
2. My green highlighter just went dry
3. Need to read & comment on a 27-page policy guide
4. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
5. I can't really think of a 5th item, maybe a fifth is needed EDIT: Now I have the Bonanza theme running in my head
 

Hink

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1. The cold is making my lips dry.
2. My desk is more full then it was yesterday.
3. We are going digital at work...finally.
4. My alma mater found my work address and is continually sending me stuff now.
5. I want to win the lotto.
 

kjel

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1. I have a cold.
2. I have a staff meeting at 10am.
3. The city has already pissed in my Cheerios this morning.
4. There is no heat in my bedroom.
5. I want to go home and cuddle with my kitty.
 

btrage

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1. I also have a minor head cold.
2. 2 PM meeting Downtown. Ugh.
3. 7 PM meeting tonight. Ugh.
4. Thinking about skipping the 7 PM.
5. Hell, I may skip the 2 PM and go sleep.
 

luckless pedestrian

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  1. I am helping my cousin's son find his first out of college job
  2. Spent 2 hours on the phone last night ministering to a friend whose husband has dumped her
  3. What she doesn't know yet is she will be so much better off
  4. I have a headache from lack of sleep
  5. Pay it forward and atone is the name of the game
 

ofos

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1. It's 73 in the hallway
2. It's 62 in my office
3. Three is to five things as Wednesday is to the work week
4. Score and seven years
5. Completes me
 

TerraSapient

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1. I enjoyed ofos' "three is to five things as Wednesday is to the work week" analogy.
2. I really want some popcorn but don't want to the delicious buttery fumes to annoy my coworkers (we are under construction and sitting in a completely open room together like a school of fish)
3. I am ready for some snow.
4. I want to learn to ski this winter but I don't know if I can afford it
5. I am enjoying a jazz station on Pandora today
 

Mud Princess

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1. I hate Verizon. :-{
2. My dance card seems to be filling up all of a sudden. 8-!
3. I have no idea what a "dance card" is; an older colleague uses that expression.
4. The noon whistle just went off, triggering my stomach to growl.
5. I'm worried about my cat's teeth - the vet has recommended having them all taken out.
 

kjel

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1. I hate Verizon. :-{
2. My dance card seems to be filling up all of a sudden. 8-!
3. I have no idea what a "dance card" is; an older colleague uses that expression.
4. The noon whistle just went off, triggering my stomach to growl.
5. I'm worried about my cat's teeth - the vet has recommended having them all taken out.
Captain has to have one of his canines extracted. He will NOT be a happy camper...neither will my wallet.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. I hate Verizon. :-{
2. My dance card seems to be filling up all of a sudden. 8-!
3. I have no idea what a "dance card" is; an older colleague uses that expression.
4. The noon whistle just went off, triggering my stomach to growl.
5. I'm worried about my cat's teeth - the vet has recommended having them all taken out.
3. Back in the day there were actual cards that women carried and men put their name on it to reserve a dance. So all the popular girls had full cards and the not-so-popular girls has fewer.

5. One of my brother's kitties had all its teef out. He's fine now.

1: Spent the day in NYC.
2: Spent a small fortune to find out what we already know.
3. Brought home a 6-pack of Molly's cupcakes. :loveeyes:
4. Bought some Powerball tickets too!
5. I don't know how people consistently get up at 5am. It is 7pm and I am ready for bed!
 

Tranplanner

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1. I hate and avoid conflict to the point I'm almost willing to swallow $1000 in damage to my car rather than call the asshat who backed into me and haggle/debate over it.
2. Started watching the Walking Dead on the weekend and now I'm having zombie dreams every night
3. My SIL gave birth to a boy yesterday
4. My wife is ecstatic to be a "matante"
5. I guess my brother's two girls don't count anymore :r:
 

kjel

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It's raining.
The radiator in my bedroom still doesn't work.
My boss is MIA again.
I have $4 in my checking account.
It's not Friday.
 

ofos

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1. Tuesday is a drag
2. We have our national conference call today.
3. I hate conference calls
4. The sun is shining
5. Just makes it worse
 

luckless pedestrian

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  1. my 25k paycut has caught up with us
  2. I am going to a swanky AIA party tonight in Portland
  3. I really hope I didn't screw up Secret Santa
  4. I need to clean my office today
  5. I am so sick of foggy brain from a bad thyroid
 

NHPlanner

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1. I recently realized how much less I post here (even though I visit every day), compared to the heyday to the early 2000's (only 310 posts since I hit 7K in 2010).
2. Budget season sucks the life out of me, especially when I get undercut from above and have to lose a good person on staff because of it.
3. My wife is amazing...she's now a "sought after" speaker doing talks for families dealing with the initial "shock" of receiving an autism diagnosis for their children.
4. I'm not looking forward to tonight's Planning Board meeting, only because the CIP is on the agenda and I haven't been able to re-shape the process yet (trying to show patience and let our Master Plan get adopted first).
5. Elf on the shelf is good in theory, but when your 6 year old "doesn't follow the rules," it makes it difficult to get the intended results!
 

Planit

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1. Theme for today - Stay Positive
2. Sometimes thats difficult
3. There are some really good College Bowl Games and there are some duds too
4. Going to drive kiddies to see Christmas lights tonight
5. Go to dentist tomorrow - crown me.
 

Hink

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1. I like using a sharpie as my main writing utensil.
2. I like my iPad most the time.
3. I can't get our printer to scan to email.
4. I hate the new American Factfinder.
5. I want good BBQ.
 

Maister

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1. I pay scrupulous attention to businesses shown in street scenes in movies. Frequently I'll fact check to see if the actual location looks anything like the movie.
2. Ever notice how once in a while you'll see a chain that has say 20 stores clustered in the Great Lakes area but there'll be an inexplicable location someplace like Nevada or even out of the country?
3. I think black licorice is many folks' least favorite candy - it is mine
4. A different mood prevails when someone in the household is barfy-sick
5. Damn, I love maps
 

Mud Princess

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1. I'm really going to have to stay on top of things over the next few extremely busy months - no (or very little) slacking! ;)

2. My DH finally painted part of the kitchen on his day off :)

3. I'm going to the eye doctor tomorrow.

4. I am almost done shopping for my Secret Santa victim :smirk:

5. It's beautiful outside - I have to force myself to go out for a walk before it gets dark.
 

hilldweller

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1. I'm shopping for a new vehicle and forgot how unpleasant of an experience it is.
2. It's raining but I'm glad it's not snowing.
3. I don't like the whole "public engagement" aspect of planning, it definitely wears me out and I don't know how some planners can remain so gung-ho about it.
4. I like cheeze-its but not the spicy variety.
5. I haven't posted on here much lately, but I have stepped up my lurking.
 

kms

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1. I walked at lunchtime since I'm in the office for a change. I feel as though I rediscovered the neighborhood since I usually see it from the work truck.
2. I have one more item to buy for my Secret Santa gift.
3. I'm inside for a webinar; I'd rather be outside.
4. I love listening to my coworkers discuss news items they read on the interwebs, but the topic right now is kind of gross.
5. I'm impressed that my 17 year old son tunes into The Men Who Built America simply because he's interested in it.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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1) Christmas in only 3 weeks away.:-c
2) I have way too much to do before then:not::wall:
3) For some reason, it just doesn't feel like Christmas this year.:-\
4) I feel your pain Planit. I just got crowned here recently and am still getting used to it
5) I hate to admit it, but Gino Venelli's "I Just Want to Stop." is sounding pretty good. I think I just lost man card points for admitting that.:-c

Bonus: Who really gives a !@#$ that one the English royals got knocked up. Haven't the interwebs got more important stuff to post.? <roll eyes>
 
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dandy_warhol

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1. I haven't even thought of my Secret Santa gift.
2. Toes hurt.
3. Meeting 2 different sets of friends and a co-worker for dinner tonight. So be an interesting melange.
4. Hungry.
5. Feel like quitting my job since Bosshat has taken over all my projects that I used to have control of before he left & came back. Grr.
 

Richmond Jake

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1. I had a good day at the Board meeting today.
2. I had to put my work phone phone number on the "do not call list today" after a rash of calls the last two days.
3. We are eating leftover pizza for dinner.
4. Crazy Capt. Beck was at the public hearing again today showing his patent for his Earth asteroid deflection and protection invention.
5. I don't care what the "Founding Fathers" wrote over two hundred years ago. Conditions change and that's why they included a provision to amend the Constitution. We've done it 27 times (including the Bill of Rights)!!! There, I said it.
 
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