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Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 2019

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Gedunker

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I have sort of self-diagnosed myself with early stage Dupuytren's contracture. I have the nodes, but not the contracture (yet). Oddly, one is on my index finger, which is comparatively rare from what I understand. I guess I should make an appointment with a hand specialist.:wave:
 

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My wife and I realized this quite soon after moving to Chicagoland. We both were amazed by the high number of sunny days in NE IL versus anywhere in the MI LP, especially in winter.

When I lived in NC I hated coming back to Michigan at Christmas or anytime in the winter really because it basically meant I wouldn't see the sun at all for about a week+.
 

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When I lived in NC I hated coming back to Michigan at Christmas or anytime in the winter really because it basically meant I wouldn't see the sun at all for about a week+.
See, I was the opposite. I liked coming back to Michigan at Christmas because that's the one time of year I really wanted to experience winter snow (for the seasonal atmosphere, or course).
 

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When I was in high school, I threw a pickle from a cheeseburger on the ceiling on the 1st day at lunch.
That pickle stayed in place for the whole school year.
I need more information. Was there mayo and ketchup on it? Or was that pickle just stuck due to the abundance of pickle juice?
 

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I need more information. Was there mayo and ketchup on it? Or was that pickle just stuck due to the abundance of pickle juice?
I reckon there was some ketchup and yellow mustard, maybe a bit of American "cheese product" for additional adhesive.

If I recall, it was a basic McDonald's cheeseburger... which probably is the reason why the pickle itself was so perfectly preserved on the acoustical ceiling tile...
 

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When I was in high school, I threw a pickle from a cheeseburger on the ceiling on the 1st day at lunch.
That pickle stayed in place for the whole school year.
I can one-up that, I threw a baseball at the speaker in my fifth grade classroom which left a distinctive circular dent in the speaker cover's metal face. Junior had the very same classroom for fifth grade and the dent was still there....40 years later!
 

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I reckon there was some ketchup and yellow mustard, maybe a bit of American "cheese product" for additional adhesive.

If I recall, it was a basic McDonald's cheeseburger... which probably is the reason why the pickle itself was so perfectly preserved on the acoustical ceiling tile...
Makes sense. I have enjoyed this story.
 

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I can one-up that, I threw a baseball at the speaker in my fifth grade classroom which left a distinctive circular dent in the speaker cover's metal face. Junior had the very same classroom for fifth grade and the dent was still there....40 years later!
My dad and his brother were playing basketball at their childhood home in Milwaukee when they were like 13-14. I can't remember how it happened, but the basketball hit the siding of the house way up above the side door and took out a chunk of it. When we drove up there for my cousins wedding in 2014 he took me on a tour of their part of town, and we drove by their old house. The chunk was still missing! My dad turned 70 this year so it was quite a while ago.
 

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When I was in high school, I threw a pickle from a cheeseburger on the ceiling on the 1st day at lunch.
That pickle stayed in place for the whole school year.
I worked at a McD's across the street from a Catholic high school. The little punks used to throw the pickles at the ceiling trying to get them to stick. They are a pain in the ass to clean off.
 

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I worked at a McD's across the street from a Catholic high school. The little punks used to throw the pickles at the ceiling trying to get them to stick. They are a pain in the ass to clean off.
:troll:

(recovering little punk)
 

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I have sort of self-diagnosed myself with early stage Dupuytren's contracture. I have the nodes, but not the contracture (yet). Oddly, one is on my index finger, which is comparatively rare from what I understand. I guess I should make an appointment with a hand specialist.:wave:
The Scandinavian part of your background coming back to bite you? I don't have it yet. Hopefully the German part of my background diluted it. My grandma had it and one of my aunt's has it.
 
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These people have submitted 3 different site plans now, so I have no idea which one is actually true. You can get me a surveyor to stamp one now.

EDIT* I decided not to make them get the surveyor. It's a big tract of land. But I told them I haven't had the opportunity to review the new site plan and most likely won't be able to until tomorrow afternoon. That will hopefully teach them to get it right the first time.
 
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Anyone attended the California APA conference next week in SB? Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?
Nope, but going to NC APA in October... will anyone else be there?

When I lived in NC I hated coming back to Michigan at Christmas or anytime in the winter really because it basically meant I wouldn't see the sun at all for about a week+.
That is one of the reasons we don't visit in the winter.
 

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How NOT to do public notification for a zoning appeal. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. "Type 2 home occupation". Yup.

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There go the coyotes again. They've been especially noisy the past several days.

I'm also starting to see more different kinds of wildlife around here. There's red foxes and wild turkeys running across the backyard, little snakes in the grass, and a lot of dead raccoons along the road on the way to work. Rut is coming up, and I'm tempted to buy a cheap wildlife camera.
 

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How NOT to do public notification for a zoning appeal. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE. "Type 2 home occupation". Yup.

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The funniest thing is how the Amherst Town Clerk has a Williamsville address.

(Yes, I know all about towns and villages and post office names and such in that area. But still..... snicker)
 

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Why do restaurants really think people won't walk even a little bit to get to their food? Do you think people are that stupid or lazy? Or both? The creativity of these people is mind boggling.
 

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The Scandinavian part of your background coming back to bite you? I don't have it yet. Hopefully the German part of my background diluted it. My grandma had it and one of my aunt's has it.
Genetics, I think, does have a lot to do with it.
 

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There go the coyotes again. They've been especially noisy the past several days.

I'm also starting to see more different kinds of wildlife around here. There's red foxes and wild turkeys running across the backyard, little snakes in the grass, and a lot of dead raccoons along the road on the way to work. Rut is coming up, and I'm tempted to buy a cheap wildlife camera.
I've seen coyotes on occasion in our area but never heard one (we can hear them at my parents' house when we are out there though). Fox have been absolutely everywhere in our neighborhood this summer. I probably see 3 or 4 a week in various areas when I am out on my runs in the evening or morning. We actually had a den show up in one of the corners of our backyard a few weeks ago but after a few days I stopped seeing any new tracks around it so it looks like they might have moved on pretty soon after moving in, which is a shame because I really wanted to see some fox pups because man are they ever cute! I thought about buying a trail camera too but never got around to it.

 
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They are replacing the sewer and water lines on our street this week our water was being shut off for a few hours this morning. I had to acquaint my kids with the old axiom of "If it's yellow let it mellow. If it's brown flush it down!"

I also had to teach my wife how to use a bucket to refill the toilet tank. She apparently never knew that was possible.
 

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(Yes, I know all about towns and villages and post office names and such in that area. But still..... snicker)
Real estate people have told me the most desirable addresses in Amherst don't have Amherst addresses. The most "Amhersty" neighborhoods in Amherst, east of Millersport Highway, have Buffalo, Williamsville, Snyder, Getzville, East Amherst, and Swormville addresses. The more blue collar and "doll house" areas east of Millersport have actual Amherst addresses.
 

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Back to back meetings for a big hospital starting at 8:30. Then throw in a random afternoon meeting to screw up my work flow. It's Monday the sequel! My whole week looks like this.
 

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There go the coyotes again. They've been especially noisy the past several days.

I'm also starting to see more different kinds of wildlife around here. There's red foxes and wild turkeys running across the backyard, little snakes in the grass, and a lot of dead raccoons along the road on the way to work. Rut is coming up, and I'm tempted to buy a cheap wildlife camera.
I have a wifi security camera that I setup at my parent's house for that purpose. Here's some screenshots of the videos that I have captured.

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I never get bitten by mosquitoes, or if I do, it doesn't bother me. This year is a whole different thing. I'm chewed up.
 

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People are effin stupid and have absolutely 0 reading skills these days.

Caller:
I need more information on strs, beacause i need a permit and have gone to your website and there is nothing on it.
Me: have you visited our website, str.municipality.org ?
Caller: no, i didn't see it on your website
Me: It's under the section called STR :spicy:

2nd Caller:
I need more information on strs because I got a mailer and it had no information on where to go.
Me: What postcard do you receive, was it the one that said "action required"
2nd Caller: Yes, I didn't see anyone on it that has any information on where to go.
Me: In the first paragraph there is text that says go to str.municipality.org for more information, also the website is embedded into the logo
2nd Caller: I didn't read that part. :cursing:

3rd Caller:
I received a flyer that says visit str.municipality.com, and every time i go there, it says page doesn't exist. Y'all need to get your stuff together and provide information.
Me: what website did you visit?
3rd Caller: str.municipality.com, and nothing, absolutely nothing. Is someone higher up than you that can get information out? You people are incompetent.
Me: M'am, it's str.municpality.org. Try that
3rd Caller: Wait hold on... oh...
:mad:

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Our cat puts her toys next to us while we are sleeping, as "presents." She'll often sneak them under the blankets or pillows. I'd love to set up a camera to see her sneaking a toy under the blankets. . . I bet it would be really cute. I think she was a tooth fairy in a previous life, because she's good at sneaking the toys in without waking us up.
 

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The new trend of people adding extra syllables and "-uh" to words has to end.

I'm watching HGTV now, and I just heard a woman say "goo-wud-uh" instead of "good",
 
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