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nerudite

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Plans for the Holiday Weekend?

I'm sitting at home this weekend with my boyfriend, a cat, and three kids (his, not mine)... so I was wondering what wonderful and exciting things everyone else is doing for the three-day weekend. I'm hoping to live vicariously through the rest of you this time...
 
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Friday night: Fajita night and pinochle with friends
Saturday: Painting the interior walls of our house (blargh)
Sunday: More painting and a matinee with a girlfriend
Monday: hopefully done with painting but Rob has a nut in his head about ripping up the carpeting in the living room and dining room. i feel an impending migraine. sigh.

I guess I too will be living vicariously through my fellow, more exciting, Cyburbanites.
 

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I'm jumping in a Subaru Outback with a few friends and hitting the open road for Cleveland. Will attempt to be the voice of reason and keep them from playing "beat the driver" with competing six-packs... Party Friday, Party Saturday, Party Sunday, back on the road Monday...
 

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Nothing too special here...hoping to rack up 300 miles on my bike if the weather improves. I'm pool sitting too, so that will be cool if it's not cold and raining. This weather sucks.
 

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Fri get up 4:30 AM to leave for BWI at 5:30
8:00 fly to Orlando
11 get rental car and drive to I 4
4 hours in the car loosing my already tired mind
5 or so get to Naples and play nice with sisters in-laws to be
*try hard not to look rumpled and be less bitchy*

some point get some sleep

Sat get up and get sister ready for wedding
11am said wedding
3 drive 4 hours back to orlando *call bf and tell him i miss him*
SLEEP

sunday
turn in rental car and go get sloshed and eat a cheese burger in paradise over at Universal
try to reach Dan

lay by pool and get some sorta sun *call bf tell him i miss him, try to sound sober*

Monday
SLEEP
pick up stupid tourist gifts for friends
6pm fly back to BWI
8pm kiss bf hello and sleep on the drive home to arlington

I honestly dont want to make this trip
 

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Wow

I forgot it was a holiday weekend.. Maybe, if the gym doesn't have a crazy schedule, I'll take in a yoga class.. take the pup to the park, spend some quality time with the man.. pretend it's just every other weekend, but there's one more day of it-
 

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Off to Newport State Park on Friday; camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, um... possibly drinking a beer or two.
 
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Have a Happy and Safe Labor Day Weekend Cyburbanites!

Friday morning, I'm heading out to Gulf Shores, Alabama to hang out at the beach and do some outlet mall shopping. Sunday, drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and hit the casinos in Gulfport and Biloxi and do some more outlet mall shopping. Head home sometime on Monday and rest through Tuesday while trying not to think about the pile of work that will be waiting for me on Wednesday. :)
 

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weekend

Replacing the roof on my sister's cottage, having my attic insulated, fishing, gotta pick up my 5 string.
 

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well if its is up to my ex-girlfriend turned bad influence friend that puts ideas into my head...the plans are to get drunk and pick up hookers.

but since i have a bit more dignity than she does...it's off to saratoga to play the horsies then to my uncle's camp for a few drinks by the lake. that's saturday.

sunday i'm helping a friend move back to school.

monday, see saturday (if saturday didn't dry my funding source up). otherwise, it's my day to be impulsive.
 

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Last bash of summer will find me reading about 200 pages of economic development texts for class, and writing a reasonable and scientific based plea for preserving critical areas of a proposed subdivision on the shores of our lake.

Oh I would LOVE to tear up the floor of my kitchen and eradicate the shitty cabinets in there. In fact the floor is coming out this weekend! Crummy linoleum poorly installed by the previous "handy man" owner. This old cottage needs a TON of work. I would love to level it and start over.

WHich reminds me of another more pressing priority this weekend. UPDATE MY RESUME!
 

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Friday : dinner and movie with father in law and beautiful wife.

Saturday : Prepare a powerpoint for a presentation I'm giving on small town governments implementing a website......I know nothing about!

Go for a run, picnic at a local park.

Sunday : Visit the in-laws entire family at the cabins and explain AGAIN why they are an existing non conforming use.....and if they tear down all eight little dinky cabins......they won't be able to put up 8 nice ones (only 2 large ones)

Monday : SLEEP

Have a good week everyone!
 
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Glomer said:
Sunday : Visit the in-laws entire family at the cabins and explain AGAIN why they are an existing non conforming use.....and if they tear down all eight little dinky cabins......they won't be able to put up 8 nice ones (only 2 large ones)
Ah.... the joy of planning - helping relatives get permits for sheds, additions and renovations.
 

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Ripping up Old Linoleum

How hard is it to get the old glue up? I believe this will soon be a project of mine. Possibly this weekend ,Do you have to sand it off?
 

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yeah

did that at the ranch and then stained the concrete.. I would definately suggest sanding..
 

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KMateja said:


Ah.... the joy of planning - helping relatives get permits for sheds, additions and renovations.
I've been there! I helped my mom and dad put their application together for a zoning variance when they built their cabin. They actually had good reasons (steep topography, etc.), so at least I don't feel like a total heel. And luckily I don't know anyone that works for the County of Mariposa. Whew!
 

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Friday - quick bike ride (if the rain holds off)
Friday - drinking and BBQ - if the rain holds off
Saturday - Clean house and then pack for vacation
Sunday - travel day for first leg of vacation
Monday -visit / hang out with friends

Wednesday fly to TO
 

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Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day weekend all!

We are driving 3 hrs from Chicago to Moline to spend the night with some friends and see their new baby. This is our 1st anniversary so me and the husband are going to spend Sat and Sunday doing craft and antiquing, etc. at the Amana Colonies in Iowa. We got a nice looking b&b for two nights : )

See ya all next week!
 

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Re: Happy Labor Day

yaff said:
Happy Labor Day weekend all!

This is our 1st anniversary so me and the husband are going to spend Sat and Sunday doing craft and antiquing, etc. at the Amana Colonies in Iowa. We got a nice looking b&b for two nights : )

See ya all next week!
Welcome to the neighborhood!
 

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September is gonna be busy...

Head out tonight to Queensbury, NY to visit my brother and his wife.

Tomorrow: Probably take my daughter to Great Escape.

Sunday: Spend the day at Saratoga, bet a few races, watch my daughter in total happiness since she'll be around horses. :)

Monday: Head back home.

Tuesday: Report to Superior Court for my first day of jury duty.

Wednesday: jury duty if necessary, Planning Board meeting in the evening.

Th-F - Jury duty or work

11th - head to Indiana for my college buddy's wedding.

12th - Stop by at BSU to visit old prof's, introduce my wife and daughter.

13th - Wedding Rehersal in Carmel, IN

14th - wedding

15th - head home

16th - Jury duty.

17th - 20th - jury duty or work

23rd - jury duty

24th - 27th - jury duty or work

27th - My wife is in a wedding rehersal

28th - another wedding (the 4th one this summer, including mine).
 
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Re: September is gonna be busy...

NHPlanner said:

Sunday: Spend the day at Saratoga, bet a few races, watch my daughter in total happiness since she'll be around horses. :)
If you're in Saratoga, I'd recommend Congress Park Duck Pond - little kids go nuts over the ducks. It's right on Broadway, across the street from the new building that has the Gap in it.

BTW - talked to your sister in law this morning!

kelly
 

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NHPlanner said:


Tuesday: Report to Superior Court for my first day of jury duty.

Wednesday: jury duty if necessary, Planning Board meeting in the evening.

Th-F - Jury duty or work

11th - head to Indiana for my college buddy's wedding.

12th - Stop by at BSU to visit old prof's, introduce my wife and daughter.

13th - Wedding Rehersal in Carmel, IN

At our office we found the best way to get out of jury duty, unless the case is going to be interesting. Say you know and have opinions of the defense lawyer due to your employment and interactions with the person.

Only works in small towns, with lawyers who do not specialize, but it does work
 

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KMateja said:


If you're in Saratoga, I'd recommend Congress Park Duck Pond - little kids go nuts over the ducks. It's right on Broadway, across the street from the new building that has the Gap in it.

BTW - talked to your sister in law this morning!

kelly
I'll keep that in mind, thanks Kelly!
 

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Re: Re: September is gonna be busy...

donk said:


At our office we found the best way to get out of jury duty, unless the case is going to be interesting. Say you know and have opinions of the defense lawyer due to your employment and interactions with the person.

Only works in small towns, with lawyers who do not specialize, but it does work
Alas, Superior Court is in my hometown of Concord (population 40,000)...and though I know many attorneys that have presented cases to the Concord ZBA (I'm an alternate zoning board member), they're not typically the type that do cases at Superior Court.

Actually, had the jury duty been some other month, I wouldn't mind it. It was an incredible hassle to get out of the week when I head to the midwest. I'm looking forward to doing it, as I think it could be a really interesting experience.
 

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Dewars and diet. AAAhhh.

I have never been called for jury duty in my life! You must be registered to vote to be considered right? I have been since I turned 18 and voted for carter! I am an exemplary citizen; Why don' they call me?!?

So, surprise there are new windows in the guest bedroom! and the old kitchen floor is vanquished. Pissy cat smell is gone. Darmah the poo poo head. THose cabinets are next! Gotta lavatory with shower stall adjacent to kitchen and the floor is harvest gold with fleur de lis geometric. So with in three sq ft. there are four types of flooring coming together. It is way bad!

Luckily the old linol and carpet peeled away easily. The tru floor is revealed and it ain't pretty!

Didnt touch the bathroom or LR. floors. We are thinking of sanding, leveling and painting and floating interlocking wood strips over it all. maybe tiling the bathroom. The 3/4 bath is paneled in streakey roughhewn cedar board. Blehhh.

We are feeling energetic!!!!
 

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SO HOW WAS YOURS?

Mine rocked. Rolled into Cleveland at 5PM Friday after a 7 1/2 hour drive. Cocktailed, checked in to the flat in Lakewood, 3 martini diner, bar hopped. Saturday hung out with friends, did the rock n roll hall of fame, got locked out of the flat in Lakewood :) then had a awesome dinner at a trendy little place called "Lola". Sunday hung out on a lakefront beer garden at an Irish Pub and watched the Cleveland Airshow. Met a bunch of women that play Pro Football for the Cleveland Fusion.
http://www.clevelandfusion.com
Monday, drove back...
 

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HIJACk - Home Repairs

We are thinking of sanding, leveling and painting and floating interlocking wood strips over it all.
Here is a quick suggestion for leveling floors, depending how bad they are. There are a few concrete products out there now that work awesome and are relatively easy to move around and deal with your self. I used a product called ISOMIX on mine. It filled in nearly 2 inches of bows and wows in teh sub floor from my 1880's house. The reason it is so great is that it uses polystyrene beads instead of aggregate as the filler. It is super light, adds R value to your floor, and can be sanded to be perfectly level.

There is supposed to be another product out there also that is for floors with less slope then mine had.

End Hi Jack
 

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Thanks for the suggestion Donk, haven't bought any products yet so will be on the lookout for it.

Also intrigued with using finished concrete for the floor. Customized textures, stains and patterns can be incorporated into a concrete finish for a spectacular look. Though with the house positioned on the downward side of a hill we are afraid the floor would develop cracks, again.

Even some walls are showing cracks, additional stress fractures caused from my two human girls who jump around like circus animals. BANG! calpholon chimes and the house vibrates.
 

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It was a great weekend. 5 days of fun, Wisconsin football, gambling, and booze in Sin City. Wisconsin fans EVERYWHERE. The Badgers played sloppy, but UNLV turned the ball over 5 times. The Badger fans laid down lots of money on the game and the Badgers had covered the spread...then the stadium lights went out with a little more than 7 minutes left on the clock. Apparently someone hit a transformer with a car.

This seemed a bit fishy...like maybe some people realized that they stood to lose a lot of money if the game was completed...so they sent some patsy to ram their car into the transformer.
 

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Ugh

Mine was one of the worst! I'm so envious of you that had fun. I spent my weekend arguing with my old roomate about past bills in which I caught her trying to double charge me, so now she is holding some of my stuff for $$ at her place until I agree to pay her what she thinks I owe her.. ugh.. I hate roomates!!

Oh, and I washed that big lug of a puppy and found that my oregano garden has sprouted nicely and the basil is not far behind... makes for yummy winter staple food.. wait.. I don't have winter either... ARGH!!!!
 

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jtfortin said:
It was a great weekend. 5 days of fun, Wisconsin football, gambling, and booze in Sin City. Wisconsin fans EVERYWHERE. The Badgers played sloppy, but UNLV turned the ball over 5 times. The Badger fans laid down lots of money on the game and the Badgers had covered the spread...then the stadium lights went out with a little more than 7 minutes left on the clock. Apparently someone hit a transformer with a car.

This seemed a bit fishy...like maybe some people realized that they stood to lose a lot of money if the game was completed...so they sent some patsy to ram their car into the transformer.
i also was in Sin City... applying for a job...with the City.

I also made $500 off the slots. Wouldn't be surprised if i get a call back :)
 
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Home, crap Home

Ooh, good luck, boiker!

My weekend was the home improvement brouhaha i'd expected, except rob couldn't wait for monday to rip the carpets out. i was painting the stair railing and all of a sudden, he and his mom had just gone crazy ripping out carpeting in the dining room. however, it looks AWESOME! why the hell anyone would throw w2w carpeting over gorgeous hardwood floors is beyond me, but they looked great - we don't even have to refinish them. woo hoo.
 

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KMateja said:
why the hell anyone would throw w2w carpeting over gorgeous hardwood floors is beyond me
I've always wondered that myself. I have to get ripping up soon too. I can't wait to watch the dog run down the hallway and slide across the floor :)
 

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Ahhh, home improvement. So much fun. i have some finish work left to do in the master bedroom and kitchen, and a bath off the kitchen that I started on two years ago. It all started there, when I pulled out the first piece of dropped ceiling and brought a roof rafter with it. I had to rebuild the roof, the exterior wall, and a part of the floor. I redid the walls and ceiling and re-plumbed it, then moved on to the rest of the house. That means I have:
- put in two new walls and a window on the porch,
- replaced the kitchen floor, cabinets and two walls;
- did some minor work and painting in the library and dining room,
- put in four new walls and a wood ceiling in the living room,
- put in a closet, built-in bookcase/shelf, two new windows, a door and four new walls in the guest bedroom,
- put up new walls and a doorway in the hallway and stairs,
- converted a loft into a bathroom on the second floor,
- replaced the walls and put in a new ceiling in the master bedroom,
- ran ducts for the HVAC to the second floor,
- rewired about half the house
- resided two exterior walls, and
- done tons of yard work.

I have not worried about the uneven floors, but I do have some walls up to four inches out of plumb. Yeah, home improvement is fun. Maybe in a few years I'll do some more.

As for this weekend, though, I drove to Newport Friday, hiked that afternoon, camped out, put some miles on the bike on Washington Island on Saturday, did a hike and came home Sunday. Monday I vegged.
 

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I had a decent weekend, all things considered. We mostly hung out with the kids all weekend. I rented a bizarre movie called "Drawing Flies" (because I have a huge crush on Jason Lee).

There was a kite festival at this huge park across the street from my house, so we took the kids there to fly kites on Sunday and Monday. Oh yeah, and we went to see Scooby Doo (which was pretty lame, but the kids liked it). Sometime on Monday I came down with a flu bug or something, and now I'm at home sick. :( Oh well... at least most of the weekend was good before the flu ruined it.
 

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We are going to have to do a planners before and after contest for home renos and fix ups.

if I can complete any one thing, before startting something else I am sure I wil win as my hoiuse has had every unsympathetic renovation done to it ever. (horizontal sliding windows, yellow vinyl siding, jacked upo into air 5 feet to make a crawl space, i could go on for ever...)
 

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TexasPlanner said:
Mine was one of the worst! I'm so envious of you that had fun.
I'll see your "one of the worst", and raise you a "rotten".

Took off Friday to finish painting a house. Didn't finish.

Finished Saturday, but most of the day was shot. Decided to make a run to the coast Sunday.

Saturday night, palms started to itch...

Sunday morning, hands and feet ballooned into something that might look right on Fat Albert. By noon, lips looked like Angelina Jolie's.

Headed for the hospital, and spent considerable time there... never figured out what I was allegic to, but doctors kept coming in to see the odd man with elepantine hands and feet, and asking what drugs I'd been taking.

Took steroids Saturday night. Spent most of the day Monday feeling like crap, waiting to be able to hold things in my hands again.

Tuesday morning... feel just good enough to be back at work.

*grunt*
 

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Saturday
Configured a new home network.
Coffee and the paper.
Read some old Planning articles.
Cleaned up around the home.
Started packing and pitching for the move.
Watched "Shallow Hal" on DVD (D+)

Sunday
4 hour trail ride Saturday.
Grilled Spicy PineappleTerikai Chicken.
Drank 3 beers - Whoop dear it is! Wild man! I'm a rebel Dottie
Listened to illegal mp3s with the wife. Piss off Ashcroft! Watched "Spinal Tap" on DVD (B+)

Monday
Mrs.Guapo bought me 6 shirts at 3 stores and some shoes on sale. One 1/2" more in the neck and I begin to shop as a big and tall man. ARGRRR!
Bike Ride in the neighborhood. (dry heat)
Grilled Lamb Kabobs and rice. Yummy.
Flipped off the Fred Phelps protestors Monday from my Volvo while listening to the Indigo Girls - Nomads CD. I must be in denial?!?!
Bike wreck Monday night after dark. Ego and right side very bruised. Yet I "walked it off." Thanks Coach! I knew your words of wisdom would help me some day.
 
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El Guapo said:
Flipped off the Fred Phelps protestors Monday from my Volvo while listening to the Indigo Girls - Nomads CD. I must be in denial?!?!
Kudos, of course, on your music selection. But pardon my ignorance - Fred Phelps protestors?
 

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Hard Core Hate Group

Big time anti-gay Christian fundamentalist protestors lead by a Koreshish disbarred lawyer. They never stop giving Kansas a good name.

Do an internet search Kelly or ask Dan or James Holland via PM they know of them. - Don't contact them under any circumstances - They are as evil as the Nazis - but not as good as dressers. And they target individuals that dare them.

http://cjonline.com/webindepth/phelps/editorsnote.shtml

His site: http://www.godhatesfags.com/



Just freaking scarry.
 

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Oh yeah now I've heard of them. They come here once a year to protest, right about the time of the local "pride" events. I saw a great pic last year of them with their signs protesting across from the event, and next to them was a drag queen dressed as a nun handing our her own literature. Funny thing was, they didnt appear to know it was a drag queen.
 

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Well, I got selected for the first trial of the month...and ended up being the foreman of the jury. Case ended today. It was very hard to deliver a guilty verdict and not look at the defendant or his family....
 

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Details of the case please...

Did you want to give them a good old fasshioned FU look as you said guilty, or did you avoid their gaze so they won't hunt you down some day for retribution?

Were they evil Vedic Architects in cahoots with the city council or redneck body snatchers?

Please I live for this stuff?
 

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2nd degree assault case, against a police officer.

In short, a drugged up kid got in an altercation with 2 cops, in the scuffle, the kid grabbed one of the officer's ASP batons, and clocked him in the head with it.

There was a lot of conflicting testimony, and 2 witnesses said they never saw the baton. After 2 1/2 hours of deliberation, we credited the conflicts to the time that has passed since the incident (over a year) and the fact that the whole thing probably lasted less than a minute. The defense witnesses that stated the cops acted with extraordinary restraint helped us to believe the story that we got from the officers. Thankfully, the defense attorney didn't try to play up the intoxication angle on the recklessness element of the offense.

I mainly avoided looking in the direction of the defendant because his parents were sitting right behind him, and I wouldn't have handled the mother's reaction very well.
 
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