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Five Things Tuesday

Planit

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1. Lawn mowing here too. I pulled poison ivy last evening
2. Dept. Head meeting started the day this morning and only lasted an hour
3. The city attorney is finishing up on something I requested 4 years ago
4. The Girl likes to make oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies (& they're good)
5. BISCUIT DAY IS TOMORROW!
 

Planit

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1. Council meeting tonight has a short agenda. I hope that doesn't translate into long meeting.
2. Found out yesterday that Mrs. P's brother & wife split up on Fathers Day.
3. Big thunder & lightning last night around midnight. Dog was not happy & neither was I but for different reasons.
4. I don't have enough money saved to retire today.
5. Vacation in 6.5 weeks.
 

michaelskis

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1) I do not appreciate everything that I have enough. I think I need to focus on gratitude much more than I do.
2) Played catch with my oldest while my wife was at a board meeting tonight.
3) I am up way too late tonight.
4) I have a furniture project that I need to start on that I will need to deliver in a few weeks.
5) Tomorrow I am going to be told that my son with Autism will be kicked out of the school that his older brother attends and that his younger brother will attend in the fall because they are unwilling to seek approval from the school board to offer the program he needs. And apparently the ways the laws are written in NC, I have no legal standing to prevent it.
 

Gedunker

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skis, I'd be talking with a disability-rights attorney if you want to keep your sons together at their school. Somebody knowledgeable about Federal disability law. I am pretty sure you've already made yourself aware of the laws - as an advocate for your son - but go ahead and make the call. This just doesn't sound right to me (as the father of two kids on the spectrum).
 

Planit

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1. Finalize bookings for Florida with car rental
2. I can't believe this is only Tuesday
3. Building Inspections was telling me who needed to review plans for the city - yes I know, I'm one of them
4. Some people can't be happy - if I gave them $100 there would be something wrong with it
5. USWNT better step it up - I've never been too thrilled with Jill Ellis' techniques
 

michaelskis

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skis, I'd be talking with a disability-rights attorney if you want to keep your sons together at their school. Somebody knowledgeable about Federal disability law. I am pretty sure you've already made yourself aware of the laws - as an advocate for your son - but go ahead and make the call. This just doesn't sound right to me (as the father of two kids on the spectrum).
I did... and the way the law is structured in NC with their county school system setup, the parents don't get the final say. I could hold up the transfer but in the end, unless they violated procedure, I would likely end up losing and having to pay their attorney fees. So I am shifting gears and accepting that he might need to go to a different school for this coming school year, but I am petitioning the school board and the state superintendent of schools to have the program that he is being transferred to, to be implemented at his base school as well. I am going to use this thing called logic that the school system does not seem to use. [/ot]

1) The owner of an auto parts store that started the process of moving in told me that they will leave if he can't paint the entire building their corporate colors, and how dare we regulate something like that. He pointed out that no one would tell McDonald's that they could not go with their brand. I then showed him this and he stopped arguing with me.
2) Between the RIP currents and the shark attacks, I am starting to wonder how peaceful and relaxing a trip to the beach would really be.
3) Does anyone have any suggestions for Apple Watch apps that I should get. I upgraded sold-out and bought one this weekend.
4) After work I am going to stop off at a gym across the street from my office to inquire about joining. I need to get back into shape.
5) Bought tickets for Hershey Park. Now we just need to lock down which weekend we are going.
 

Salmissra

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1) First day back after vacation. I am lacking motivation.

2) Moved a couple of internal meetings, and might get out of here a smidge early.

3) I am not taking work home tonight!

4) Tomorrow will be a busy day. I might even work through lunch.

5) Hubby's birthday is coming up. I need to get him a card (I already have the present).
 

Planit

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1. Tuesday is the new Friday...well this week for me (AIB Maister post)
2. Manager dropped the ball on a big project. I get to fix the unfixable.
3. I offered my BIL a couple tickets to the MiLB baseball game, he called and asked for 10.
4. No good deed goes unpunished - home & work it seems
5. C'mon USWNT!
 

michaelskis

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1) Washed up has-been QB's have the right to complain about stuff... and I have the right to call him an idiot.
2) I need some sawdust therapy this week. It won't happen for the next few days since my shop does not have AC and it is 100 and humid at my house.
3) I ate like crap at lunch and now I feel it.
4) Do you think that is Trumps natural skin color or does he do a spray tan?
5) Do you know someone who never checks their e-mail but gives it out to people, such as the school system, as a method of communication?
 

kms

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1. I found out today that we are off on July 5. I can move a vacation day back to the bank.
2. I like going to lunch at Whole Foods every once in a while.
3. I confess. I’ll use a prayer emoji in a text or post even if I don’t intend to say a prayer.
4. Someone called in a complaint and followed up with a video. It’s one of the funniest videos I’ve ever seen. We watched it all afternoon.
5. People hate when there’s mud on the road, but contractors can’t just wash it away with a water truck.
 

Salmissra

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1) Budget, budget, budget - not fun but necessary

2) Family issues are crowding into my work time. This is not good, as work is busy.

3) I am hoping for a quiet rest of the week, but I'm not holding my breath.

4) I'm enjoying my Stitch Fix!

5) Anyone else have moments where they wonder if they've made the right life choice(s)? I'm experiencing that right now . . .
 

Planit

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Tuesday, is it really just Tuesday!?!!??! .1
Council meeting tonight 'should' be quick and easy, but we'll see .2
All Star Game is tonight and I'll probably watch 3 or 4 innings before zzzzzzzzzzzz .3
Timing is everything when you go to the car tag place for your renewal .4
Just a few more weeks until vacation! .5
 

Maister

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4) I'm enjoying my Stitch Fix!
5) Anyone else have moments where they wonder if they've made the right life choice(s)? I'm experiencing that right now . . .
What are you talking about? Sounds to me like you made the right choice about the Stitch Fix.

1. I'm afraid being a smart ass is baked into my DNA. I wish it were not so, but sadly it is.
2. Having a real hard time staring down this pile of work on my desk
3. Ever notice how with some friends you have to be the one to do all the reaching out?
4. I fear I will have to buy a new lawn mower in the next 12 months whether I like it or not
5. Our paranoid neighbor across the street just moved into a nursing home. Hope he gets the help he needs at the end of his life
 

Planit

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1. evening plans this week are constantly shifting, plans for one thing are changed day of into something completely different
2. a friend of ours is dealing with wife's & sister's health issues at same time and neither are good
3. the downtown concert last Friday went great & we sold out of beer, twice
4. it sucks when you see a menu item and think 'that sounds good' then you get it and its bland
5. its not procrastinating, i'm warming up to the idea
 

Salmissra

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1) Big Deal Meeting (BDM) this morning went mostly OK. A couple of members got into the weeds, but the acting chair was able to get it back on track.

2) Now I have a lot of follow-up from the BDM to tackle, and my boss will need to help me on one aspect that involves the exec. board.

3) I also need to be getting ready for a different BDM for a different committee. They meet in 3 weeks.

4) One of my coworkers was involved in a car wreck over the weekend. She's basically OK, but she will need some time to adjust. No major injuries on either side - but her car is totaled.

5) It looks like my Amazon prime items will arrive today. Whee!
 

Planit

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1. Planning Board tonight! I'll have cereal for dinner afterwards.
2. Walked through another vacant downtown building getting ready for renovations. Good Stuff.
3. After a month at camp, The Girl has returned to her normal (for a 16 yo) ways.
4. The Girl is working at the Science Center as a volunteer this week helping out with their kid day camps.
5. Starting to think about a spring trip. A couple of options are in play.
 

Salmissra

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1) Today is like my Monday, in that I work from home on Mondays. But I do feel that the rest of the week isn't so bad when I get to start off with a day at the home office.

2) What's the deal with the weather? It is schizophrenic.

3) Hubby bought an Insta Pot during Prime Days. I haven't decided if I like it yet.

4) Hung some pictures over the weekend. I was trying to hang two in an area, and didn't get 1 of the hooks at quite the right height. So I reversed the order of the pictures. Now I'm not sure I like them together, in that order.

5) Still dealing with some family stuff. I think it's time to have a "Come to Jesus" talk with those involved.
 

Maister

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1. Getting a disturbing lack of call backs on important calls.
2. Same old same old.
3. Why are we here?
4. What is the point?
5. Does it even matter in the grand scheme of things?
 

Bubba

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1. Got a call from a former employee this morning...
2. ...who wants to use me as a reference...
3. ...for a job she applied for almost two years ago...
4. ...while she was still working for me.
5. I'll gladly give her a glowing recommendation. It's her dream job, and one she will excel at.
 

Planit

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1. I got a police escort to work this morning (actually I followed one of our officers on the way in).
2. Yesterday I left the passenger window down in my car by accident. When I went to leave, there was an abundant amount of crepe myrtle flowers in the seat & floorboard.
3. I vacuumed the interior of my car yesterday evening.
4. Installed the Ring doorbell I bought. Physical installation was easy, but connecting to phone failed once or twice. Plus they didn't tell you that you should charge it first.
5. Mrs. P vetoed a travel destination for spring as it was too far north. Looking at another option now.
 

Maister

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1. I've only got one hot dog left from a package of 8. Unfortunately, no bun available. Means bread slice time.
2. Sweettarts would be good now.
3. so much to do
4. we have too many vacant/undeveloped industrial zoned properties
5. only a few weeks of summer left
 

Planit

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1. The Girl has an orthodontic appt today - just a check as her braces have been off for over a year.
2. I avoided major sunburn at the beach and there is no sign of peeling beginning
3. The EPL season has started! Some interesting results on opening weekend
4. Mrs. P roasted vegetables from her Memaw's garden for dinner last night - still don't like beets (even roasted) but they were a little better
5. Gonna be a scorcher today
 

Bubba

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4. Mrs. P roasted vegetables from her Memaw's garden for dinner last night - still don't like beets (even roasted) but they were a little better
^^^Thin sliced pickled beets is the only way I can eat them.
 

Salmissra

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1) Lots going on in the office today. Definitely a busy day!

2) Hubby is back from his trip, and he brought me a little giftie.

3) The dog has us well trained. She just has to look at either of us a certain way and she gets what she wants.

4) The school district I live in starts classes next week. A couple of the others around us started this week. My commute will get about 5 minutes longer next week.

5) Vegas plans finalized!
 

Hawkeye66

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1.) Dropped son #2 off at college today. The emotions of it all exhaust me. At least he is not far away.
2.) It rained like 5" here overnight
3.) I got thrown into some challenging P&Z situations on my new job. Here we go.
4.) Lining up a new place to live is proving to be a pain in the butt
5.) Why does change in life always seem to get all bundled together? Why do I have a son leaving for college and a new job at the same time?
 

Planit

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1. Looking at (re)applying for Brownfields grant & getting that process going
2. Getting ready for new normal of the fall semester & busy with activities
3. A group of friends kids (5) have gone to college this past week (all freshmen)
4. Downtown Merchants meeting this morning was lightly attended - now several will say they weren't told what was going on
5. Can I go back on vacation? Please...
 

Doohickie

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1. Work is getting frustrating/confusing lately. I work for a big corporation, located at one division but working for a different one. The division I'm located at has decided to pull the work in house; it simply means I'll be transferred to the new division where I currently sit anyways, so over the long haul it should be good, but right now I'm caught in a riptide between the two organizations. Ugh.
2. I planned to see the B-52s in concert tonight, but Casey Pierson (the redhead) is sick and the concert canceled. :(
3. Looks like Plan B is watching Blinded By The Light.
4. Did I mention work is frustrating?
5. Watermelon.
 

Gedunker

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1. Work is getting frustrating/confusing lately. I work for a big corporation, located at one division but working for a different one. The division I'm located at has decided to pull the work in house; it simply means I'll be transferred to the new division where I currently sit anyways, so over the long haul it should be good, but right now I'm caught in a riptide between the two organizations. Ugh.
Twice my ex worked for a big corporation as a satellite employee in a local office. Both times it did not end well. It wasn’t the cause of our marriage failing, but it played a role. I’m sure that has much more to do with us than anything else, but it is really stressful. Good luck to you.
 

Doohickie

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It's stressful for sure. In the corporate scheme of things I'm riding several good appraisals so the chance that I won't have a job is remote. But it might be time to move on from the area I've been working with for the last 10 years.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. Have a summer cold.
2. Boo.
3. Achoo.
4. Leave for vacation in 10 hours.
5. Longest I will be away from Itty Bitty.
 

Salmissra

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1) Love my work from home on Mondays. I can get my morning walk done in the time I would usually be driving, it's easy to cut lunch short/eat leftovers, and can finish my 8 hrs early if I want.

2) But that means Tuesday is my Monday, in terms of going to the office.

3) And it rained the whole way into work this morning. Yeah, we need the rain, boo all the idiots who don't turn on their headlights when driving in the rain.

4) I have a crick in my neck.

5) Why do school drop off moms think that they have the right of way, when exiting a two lane street onto a six lane street? We are all driving the slow school zone speed limit, and all other road rules apply. Get a clue and don't be a byatch.
 

Planit

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1. extra long department head meeting this morning due to HR & IT presentations
3. this morning I told The Girl she might want to put a raincoat in her car today - she text later with a thumbs up & rain emojis
5. we ate dinner @ 10:00 last night due to soccer practice
2. there are no night meetings schedule this week (for a change)
4. traffic has picked up with schools now open & I've been able to avoid getting stuck behind a bus...so far
 

terraplnr

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1. I know I should be grateful that my supervisor is very detail oriented, but ugh . . .
2. His "thoroughness" makes it so hard to feel like anything is getting accomplished, between the meetings to "discuss" things and the numerous rounds of revisions.
3. I planned a birthday dinner for my fiance at a Korean BBQ restaurant last weekend. His parents and two (similar aged) friends had never been and were a little nervous at the beginning but they all enjoyed it by the end.
4. Another friend ordered some kind of intestine which my kids ate right up. :sick:
5. Time for my intestine-free lunch.
 

michaelskis

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1) Hockey season is not too far away! I am looking forward to the season. I think that if the Wings make the playoffs they will lose in the first round, but anything is better than last year. I think that the Cains could be contenders again this season.
2) Our dog has become somewhat destructive if we leave for dinner after we get home from work. So she is now contained to her pen if we are not home. I thought a 2 mile run every morning would help, but it hasn't.
3) A doctor friend of mine said that she thinks that society is finally shifting gears in terms of demanding better quality food, but I just took a phone call from a developer who wants to build three new fast food restaurants just off the freeway. I would love for more healthy food, but there seems to still be a demand for fast food.
4) The wife and I are now making it a point to go on at least one kid-free date night a month. We realized last time we went out for a real date night was in February.
5) This Old House has been on the air for 40 years now.
 

Planit

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Yesterday was Tuesday, but felt like Monday and today is Wednesday...so never mind.
 

Planit

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1. Working on staff evaluations which are due end of this month
2. Project developer has been caught lying - did not call for inspection when said he did. It your fault its delayed not ours buddy
3. Game 1 did not go our way & game 2 is tonight
4. This is a odd week & its only day 2
5. I'm going to order a new box of black sharpies and see if that helps
 

Planit

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1. You can't be right all the time unless you're a 16 year old girl
2. The floatie in my right eye is annoying
3. I completely forgot we have a council meeting tonight - at least I don't have anything on the agenda
4. A (non-incumbent) candidate for council has asked for a bunch of files & contracts on our downtown project - he's a nay-sayer
5. Still thinking about a Spring trip destination...
 

Maister

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1. I'm enjoying Ken Burns "Country Music" documentary so far
2. ZZ Top was singing about the border blaster station in Mexico: XERA in their song "Heard it on the X"
3. Country music nowadays is 99% dreck but it was not always so.
4. The movie "O Brother Where Art Thou" piqued public interest in bluegrass music several years ago
5. I enjoy bluegrass music
 

Salmissra

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1) I had to work in the office yesterday. So today really is the second day in the office. Feels weird.

2) Boss is out at two different off-site meetings.

3) Big boss is out recovering from surgery.

4) It's really quiet here. Hopefully that's not a bad thing . . .

5) Oktoberfest celebrations are kicking off this weekend. Hopefully we won't get canceled doe to rain/flooding again this year.
 

kms

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1. I’m eating a bowl of soup at a bread and soup place that can’t brew coffee at this time and is out of fountain drink cups. The soup is hot and my drink was free, so I can’t complain.

2. Worked from home yesterday, working toward home in the field today, and work from home tomorrow. Not a bad deal.

3. I have a ripe paw paw in my car. I’ve never tasted one. It has a strong, sweet fragrance. I’m giving the seeds to a friend.

4. We biked the High Bridge Trail in Virginia. It’s a nice trail, and the bridge is cool, but there’s really nothing else of interest along the part of the trail I biked.

5. I wish I could figure out how to get a dream job for a food/travel show.

Bonus 5. I eavesdrop when I dine alone. The old women are talking about Women are From Venus. The discussion is punctuated by cackling and laughing.
 

Maister

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Bonus 5. I eavesdrop when I dine alone. The old women are talking about Women are From Venus. The discussion is punctuated by cackling and laughing.
Show of hands....who here is guilty of "cackling" at any time ever? Anyone? Buehler?......
 
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