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Ten Things Thursday

dandy_warhol

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I saw this on another message board I frequent and thought I'd try it here. Just post 10 random things about you.

1. I'm on day 11 of Phase 1 of SB only it is really day 3 since I had a minor surgical procedure on Monday and required honey mustard boneless chicken wings as part of my recovery.

2. I should be doing work but am instead thinking of identifying half-marathons in exotic locales to include on my bucket list.

3. I'm trying to organize a Beer Run (6 miles, 6 bars, 6 beers) in my city as a fundraiser for the local children's museum. Those don't clash, right?

4. My right pinky-toe hurts.

5. I participated in a press conference at work today and all I could think about was how I wish it had been scheduled for tomorrow since I am getting my hair did tonight.

6. Yesterday I began training for that running relay race. My training consisted of walking 1.5 miles. I have looong way to go.

7. I really want a cracker.

8. I am addicted to peanut butter.

9. I wish there was some cute boy from my days in HS or college who was still pining for me.

10. I don't think this thread will be very popular.
 

JNA

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# 4 - ill fitted shoe/sandals or stumb it ?
# 8 does go with # 7.
# 9 - Would some Cyburbian dare say they did ?
# 10 At least you you got on response.
 

dandy_warhol

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# 4 - ill fitted shoe/sandals or stumb it ?
# 8 does go with # 7.
# 9 - Will some Cyburbian say they did ?
# 10 At least you you got on response.
#4 - I think it is the shoes. I switched to flip-flops but the little piggy is still sore.
#9 - I'm thinking ex-bf pining. It doesn't really matter and is just me wanting a better resolution to some relationships but I want them to be sorry for dumping me. Seeing that I'm such a catch now. ;);):p:p:h::h::-$:-$:r::r:
#10 - Thanks!
 

michaelskis

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1) I like to eat beef sticks and drink coffee when I travel at night, but need about 10 mints before I need to interact with anyone.
2) I have an obsession where I can only sign my name with a blue pen.
3) I am on day 23 of the second round of the Mental Fitness Challenge. (It’s like P90X for the brain)
4) I am addicted to a Franklin/Covey style planer that I have on my iPad
5) Tomorrow I am going to take my kids to a local botanical garden since I don’t work on Fridays.
6) Lunch today was a subway sandwich that was a cross between the spicy Italian and a Philly Steak. (It is so good).
7) What I was going to put for number 7 will instead become a new thread… a challenge thread!
8) I am allergic to way too many things…
9) Oftentimes I want to live a minimalist lifestyle, but enjoy stuff too much.
10) I enjoy office supply stores as much as sporting goods stores.
 

Maister

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#10 I tend to view almost everything from multiple points of view: depending on the situation, this is both a serious drawback and advantage
#9 The only red car I ever owned was a Mazda RX-7
#8 I am thoroughly convinced dandy is dead wrong in her conviction that this will not be a popular thread
#7 I don't like eating bananas or plums
#6 I am considering entirely giving up beer for a while
#5 I like to think of myself as being fairly open-minded but admit I get uncomfortable for some reason when talking to trans-gendered people
#4 Whenever I attend conferences my thoughts habitually gravitate towards 'when is this going to be over'?
#3 I experience synesthesia
#2 I would be a better gardener if I didn't suffer from depression
#1 My favorite saying is "it is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt". Sadly, I don't always follow this piece of advice
 
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ofos

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1. I
2. can't
3. seem
4. to
5. concentrate
6. on
7. any
8. task
9. to
10. day
 

dandy_warhol

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#8 I am thoroughly convinced dandy is deady wrong in her conviction that this will not be a popular thread
Oooh, unintended benefit from this thread is possible thread topics or an opportunity for thread splits. Maister, if this generates more than 5 new threads you owe me a beer. :b:

mskis, already started one with his 100 list thread.

*crosses fingers*

1 down, 4 to go. C'mon beer!
 

Mud Princess

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1. I am having way too much fun scanning and posting photographs I took with my Canon AE1 camera (during the pre-digital age) on Flickr.

2. I wish I had the money to buy a good digital SLR camera to replace my old AE1 because I miss photography.

3. It's a good thing I have a lot of hobbies to keep me busy since work is obviously not. :not:

4. ... But it's probably not healthy that many of these hobbies involve being inside and on the computer.:'(

5. The peaches and melons from our local farms have been really sweet and juicy, and I must buy more.

6. I miss having a well-stocked wine fridge. :(

7. There are only a handful of people with whom I enjoy talking on the phone, and one of them is a business associate.

8. I can't believe my sister hasn't visited our new house yet.

9. I need to come up with a way to celebrate my husband's birthday that doesn't involve spending much money.

10. I think I share way too much about myself online. :-$
 

kjel

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1. I am on Week 5 of Weight Watchers. It's working. 11 pounds down and having good impact on my fasting blood sugars.
2. I like coming to work everyday.
3. My right leg is longer than my left leg by 2 inches.
4. Flip flops are my shoes of choice. My favorite ones just bit the dust, I will order an exact replacement tomorrow.
5. I hate shopping in stores/malls. Online is wonderful. I never buy anything full price.
6. I wish my partner would be happy being a stay at home dad for a long time.
7. I am a control freak.
8. The best thing about having a teenager with a license that works in your office is that they can go get your lunch for you.
9. I am picky about pens. I only order Blue G2 .07 pens at the office. Nobody is allowed to touch them.
10. dandy is awesome.
 

kms

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1. Like Mud Princess, I wish I could buy an SLR digital camera. I miss photography, but enjoy my Canon A2200.

2. Like kjel, I like going to work.

3. I inspected my way home, and changed from field clothes to a sundress which I'll wear as I write reports at my house.

4. I had a really good day at work; it's been a really good week.

5. My dining room is a mess.

6. When I see a car or truck with a business name on it, I make sure to read which business is advertised on the door.

7. I never get tired of seeing the Pittsburgh skyline as I exit the Fort Pitt Tunnels.

8. I try to walk for 2 miles or for 1 hour each evening.

9. I'd love to ride on the back of a motorcycle.

10. I'm invited to a wine tasting Sunday, and wish I could find someone to go with me.
 

imaplanner

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1. I'm so full my tummy hurts
2. I could eat burritos every meal of every single day and not get tired of them
3. I've never eated a pigeon.
4. I had a meeting earlier where one participant kept staring at me and mouthing the word "F*%@ U"
5. I just got called for jury duty
6. I've got a funky beat in the back of mind driving me through the day. boom ba ba boop boop ya!
7. I forgot to clean my cat's litterbox this morning
8. Trying to decide to go see a show tonight or not
9. I think I might be starting to develop a headache, and.
10. I'm out of aspirin!
 

Planit

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1. I don't like my job, but generally like the people I work with.
2. My drive to work in the morning is fun.
3. I'm lucky to have a great wife and smart kid.
4. I'm a beer snob, I admit it proudly.
5. My knees are shot and I can't play soccer anymore so now I golf.
6. My workshop is a mess and need to clean it out.
7. I don't like raw tomatoes.
8. Pepperoni pizza is the best.
9. I enjoy travel and don't get to do it often enough.
10. I'm really tired of all the politcial crap going on - federal, local, everywhere.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. I'm so full my tummy hurts
2. I could eat burritos every meal of every single day and not get tired of them
3. I've never eated a pigeon.
4. I had a meeting earlier where one participant kept staring at me and mouthing the word "F*%@ U"
5. I just got called for jury duty
6. I've got a funky beat in the back of mind driving me through the day. boom ba ba boop boop ya!
7. I forgot to clean my cat's litterbox this morning
8. Trying to decide to go see a show tonight or not
9. I think I might be starting to develop a headache, and.
10. I'm out of aspirin!
lol. Seriously.
 

michaelskis

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Oooh, unintended benefit from this thread is possible thread topics or an opportunity for thread splits. Maister, if this generates more than 5 new threads you owe me a beer. :b:

mskis, already started one with his 100 list thread.

*crosses fingers*

1 down, 4 to go. C'mon beer!
Heck.... I might just start 4 more based on other people's randoms just to make Maister buy you a beer!
 

kjel

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1. I'm so full my tummy hurts
2. I could eat burritos every meal of every single day and not get tired of them
3. I've never eated a pigeon.
4. I had a meeting earlier where one participant kept staring at me and mouthing the word "F*%@ U"
5. I just got called for jury duty
6. I've got a funky beat in the back of mind driving me through the day. boom ba ba boop boop ya!
7. I forgot to clean my cat's litterbox this morning
8. Trying to decide to go see a show tonight or not
9. I think I might be starting to develop a headache, and.
10. I'm out of aspirin!
lol. Seriously.
I was that person today. At least I was on the phone though :D
 

ursus

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1. I haven't taken my ADD meds in a good two years.

2. I think it has taken a toll on my personal and professional life.

3. I know I look like Chris Farley, but I need the deli guy to understand that I don't want to discuss it every single time I need baby swiss.

4. You know that guy who eats lunch in his car listening to the radio? I'm that guy.

5. I would move my family to Santa Monica if it were possible. We were happy there.

6. My toenails are painted pink right now, courtesy of my youngest daughter.

7. I want to get back in shape, but apparently not enough to involve any effort on my part.

8. I am sometimes concerned that I may actually be just a little bit...lazy.

9. I was 32 before I truly understood that I was not the smartest guy that ever lived. Now I'm concerned because I'm pretty sure I'm not even in the top 4 billion.

10. I am really wishing I would hear from some people in my past today. It's been the nature of Cyburbia to wax a little nostalgic today and apparently it has seeped into my mood.
 

imaplanner

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lol. Seriously.
I think I posted a few weeks ago how someone threatened to put a hex on me. Same person. It was kind of amusing, but I actually feel sorry for the person. This was in a meeting with lots of professionals and she really embarassed herself.
 

Zoning Goddess

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1. My favorite foods are mac n cheese, tomato soup, and watermelon.
2. I know where every bathroom is at Disney World. Even in the hotel lobbies.
3. Former hobbies of mine include flying sailplanes and playing drums.
4. Well hell, I was devastated when Davy Jones died.
5. I am terrified by plane travel.
6. Last year when I was 54, was the first time I was called for jury duty.
7. I had my first cavity when i was 25.
8. I became a "cat person" in my late 20's.
9. I am terrific at timing cooking/completion times of multiple dinner dishes (thank you training at Pizza Hut!)
10. I am a speed reader, clocked at 1200 words per minute in 8th grade, way faster today
 

dandy_warhol

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I think I posted a few weeks ago how someone threatened to put a hex on me. Same person. It was kind of amusing, but I actually feel sorry for the person. This was in a meeting with lots of professionals and she really embarassed herself.
Is this voodoo queen a co-worker or a community member?
 

Zoning Goddess

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How do they clock you? Do you have to read aloud?
Back then, the instructor scrolled text on a screen at the front of the classroom, at gradually increasing speeds, over the course of the 6-week class. Then we had to answer written questions related to the text. To "succeed" at leach level, you had to score 95% comprehension or higher. I was the last one standing at 800 wpm but got to keep going until I missed the comprehension score at 1250.
 

TerraSapient

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It is no longer Thursday, but I am still going to play!

1. I have 10 cubic yards of mulch sitting on my driveway right now
2. My favorite color is yellow
3. I really like polka dots
4. Earl Grey and I get along splendidly
5. I really want to plan a winter vacation to Alaska
6. Summer fruit has been extra delicious this year and I may have eaten my weight in peaches this season
7. For the first time in my life, I have been enjoying carpeting in my living room instead of hardwoods
8. I have a delicious apple ginger beer in my hand at this very moment
9. Though I should spend all day tomorrow moving those 10 cubic yards of mulch, it is going to be 90 outside so I think I will just go swimming instead
10. I am considering installing 2 composting areas - one to produce actual compost and one to toss goodies to the deer that visit my yard frequently, is that wrong?
 

Mud Princess

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Off-topic

Back then, the instructor scrolled text on a screen at the front of the classroom, at gradually increasing speeds, over the course of the 6-week class. Then we had to answer written questions related to the text. To "succeed" at leach level, you had to score 95% comprehension or higher. I was the last one standing at 800 wpm but got to keep going until I missed the comprehension score at 1250.
Yes! I knew I didn't dream this up! I had that same type of instruction when I was in 4th grade. No one else seems to remember it. I credit it for my rapid reading habits today.
 

Mud Princess

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BUMP

Happy Thursday! 10 random things about me:

1. I don't mind snakes; actually, I think they are pretty cool.
2. I am taller than my older sister... though I would still be considered short.
3. I collect vintage postcards of cities and towns.
4. Fall would be my favorite season, except for the dread of what comes after it...
5. There are still quite a few boxes I haven't unpacked from our last move.
6. During the summer that the movie Jaws was first released, I went to see it five times, in theaters on opposite coasts.
7. I can't imagine going through life without having a cat or a dog (or both).
8. Rum and coke was not the first alcoholic beverage I ever had, but it was the first one to get me drunk. Very drunk. :-b :-s :s:
9. I got sick drinking Jack Daniel's when I was a teenager, and the smell of it still makes me gag... 30+ years later.
10. Although I have been to four states that border Mexico, I have never been there.
 

dandy_warhol

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1. I'm glad MP remembered to bump this thread. :)
2. I had crispy tofu and vegetable with garlic sauce for lunch. Yum!
3. I ate lunch alone because my one friend cancelled and then the other two decided it would be best to reschedule.
4. It was my first lunch in quite some time that didn't occur in front of a screen.
5. I'm going to Zumba tonight!
6. I like snakes too.
7. And bats.
8. I want to hug a wombat.
9. I got new running shoes and wore them for last night's run.
10. 17 weeks until 2013!
 

Maister

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1. I happen to know wombats smell bad
2. it seems like whenever I get onion breath it lasts for hours and hours.
3. I still have not given up beer (in fact I bought cases of Schlenkerla and Old Rasputin on my birthday)
4. I like the name of the old Confederate flag - the 'stars & bars'
5, I have had 'Tubthumping' going through my head for the past two days
6. I do not like the band Chumbawumba
7. The first James Bond movie I ever saw was Goldfinger when it was on network tv sometime around 1975.
8. I think it's important that groups like the SPCA exist but I doubt I'll ever volunteer my time to help them, no matter how worthy their cause
9. My favorite design of bird head is found on birds like Blue Jays, Cedar Waxwings and Cardinals
10. I noticed young Anakin used the made up word 'sleemo' (slime-o) when referring to someone he didn't like. I thought Lucas could have done better.
 

otterpop

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1. I like sloppy joes.
2. I love BBQ chicken.
3. I think I have done more parenting in the last year than I did the previous 10 years of my son's life.
4. But I still love him a lot and like him a lot most days.
5. I love salt water taffy.
6. I am glad I no longer live where there are hurricanes.
7. I have to pay my overdue fines at the library. They won't let me check out books until I do.
8. Given the choice between more money or more sex, I would pick more money. My creditors won't accept sex.
9. I really am not as nice a person as some people think I am.
10. If you don't know who Laura Nyro is, do yourself a favor and look her up on YouTube. She is awesome.
 

hilldweller

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1. I'm terribly naive about the opposite sex.
2. I'm afraid of snakes.
3. I snore like a banshee.
4. I've been taking a lot of Ibuprofren lately, but for no apparent reason.
5. I don't like that many movies.
6. By and large I prefer a good lager to a good ale.
7. I think I love my girlfriends dogs more than I love her.
8. I want a Dodge Challenger.
9. I wish online gambling was still legal in this country.
10. I love a greasy breakfast.
 

terraplnr

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4. I've been taking a lot of Ibuprofren lately, but for no apparent reason.
A few months ago I had a cold and was also feeling unusually sleepy so I started to wonder if I had mono… on the 3rd day I realized I had accidentally been taking ibuprofen PM instead of the regular kind! It was torture trying to stay awake at work until I figured it out! :lmao:
 

ofos

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1. I should be retired but I'm not
2. Given the choice between snakes and spiders, I'll take snakes
3. I want another dog but can't until the cat dies
4. Die cat, die!
5. Two houses are too many
6. I'd like to travel without going to a reunion or a funeral
7. Salt is to me as chocolate is to my wife
8. Beer is the answer
9. I get my best sleep during Monday night football
10. I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in the right order
 

ursus

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1. I am tired of office people who feel they need to be "informers".
2. I am tired of office people who pretend not to be "informers" when everybody knows who they are.
3. I am tired of people being up in my business.
4. I want a slurpee. Coke flavored, but a slurpee.
5. I once ate so many Oreo cookies that I threw up. I laughed and laughed. Oh to be 32 again. :)
6. I'm tired of being so good at the big, important parts of what I do and being so careless with the details.
7. I need an attitude adjustment.
8. If I were a color, I think I would be blue-green. Wait, I am a color, but it's just sort of pink-ish.
9. I'd rather be blue-green
10. I don't have a favorite bird-head shape. I think maybe people shouldn't have favorite bird-head shapes, even though it seems harmless enough.
 

Bear Up North

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Fist Bump Thursday

1. The first few times somebody tried to fist bump me I responded awkwardly. (On the basketball court.)
2. I have never been to Texas.
3. I have been in every county in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, numerous times.
4. I was never a comic book fan.
5. I have a couple complete sets of baseball cards from the early-1970s. Topps brand.
6. Wife 1.0 - Cynthia (Cindy), brown hair.
7. Wife 2.0 - Donna, brown hair.
8. Wife 3.0 - Carole Jean, reddish brown hair.
9. Wife 4.0 - Katie (Kathy), brown hair
10. Molly is our third Golden Retriever.
Bonus Thing - My first love - Jennifer (Jenny), blonde hair.

Bear
 

JNA

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Random 10

1. spent 2 weeks down at the Jersey Shore LBI
2. got a haircut.
3. have another temp dental crown and need another.
4. need to do laundry - not on my to do list
5. don't make to do lists
6. been invited to friend's 50th birthday party
7. boss resigned.
8. expecting it to rain all weekend from the remains of Isaac.
9. have not watched the convention.
10. question if I suffer from
depression.
or beginning midlife issues.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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Ok, my stab at post padding

1. I like spinach raw, not cooked
2. A day with cookies is always better than a day without them.
3. Thanks to the weather, this has been a really strange week.
4. The only midwestern/great lakes state I haven't been to is Iowa. I've been to Michigan, Ohio and Illinois numerous times.
5. The only southern states I haven't been to are North and South Carolina
6. I've never lived west of the Mississippi River.
7. With the exception of the big toe on my right foot, I've never broken a bone.
8. I miss fall in the Great Lakes.
9. I've never been to a pro basketball game.
10. My musical taste are down right schizophrenic. Currently, I'm listen to DeadMau5 on Itunes.
 

Whose Yur Planner

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Me too! In college during a morning workout for soccer I dropped a 25lb weight on my big toe. OUCH! :-c
I broke it throwing a kick in tae kwon do. Swelled up to the size and color of an egg plant and hurt like a !@#$%^%$. I learned there is nothing they can do when you break a toe.:not:
 

dandy_warhol

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BUMP

1. I had some Abita beer last night. Yum.
2. I had some Harpoon UFO Pumpkin beer last night. Yum.
3. I had a Great Lakes Brewing Company Pilsner last night. Not so yum.
4. I had a doctor's appointment this morning and luckily they didn't do any blood tests or urine samples. :h:
5. I think I am going to throw Hubby a surprise roller skating party for his birthday.
6. Hubby is going to make sriracha & garlic chicken wings for dinner tonight. 8-!
7. I was in NYC for the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and I have never written down my experience. I think I might do so this year.
8. If I'm not pregnant by January we are going to pursue adoption. We have an appointment with an adoption counselor today.
9. Apparently our local Wegmans has some Organic Wild Maine blueberries for sale. I hope to pick up a pack tonight. Yum.
10. I would consider having a skunk as a pet.
 

Maister

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10. I will take a salty snack over a sweet snack every time
9. I have not used the word 'eugenics' since February this year
8. I am going to get Junior signed up for Cub Scouts tonight
7. I was a boy scout....briefly
6. I used to view those Marines that got 'high & tight' haircuts as complete tools
5. I drank an Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier last night
4. As cliched as it might seem, I actually consider 7 to be my lucky number
3. The bathroom scale was not my friend this morning
2. I think Xanax should be added to the municipal water alongside fluoride
1. I don't think we can put off getting Junior a pet much longer
 

Planit

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1. I have a pile of papers on my desk I don't want to deal with
2. I had to goto the store this morning to buy food for the office cat
3. Lunch meeting today
4. Ate an outstanding pasta dish last night for dinner
5. Very busy weekend coming up and worried about the weather
6. I found my daughters Lorax stuffed animal in the sink this morning
7. Many times my daughter amazes me, fewer times she annoys me
8. I love my car
9. I wish my knee would stop hurting
10. I'm fed up with politics - federal, local, etc.
 

btrage

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10. My dog is driving me crazy.
9. The girls' new school seems to meet their approval.
8. I drank PBR last night.
7. I'm making tacos tonight.
6. I like 4-day work weeks.
5. I need to start running again.
4. It's been 2 weeks since I mowed our lawn.....I mean weeds.
3. Not sure I want to spend 4K for a fence.
2. I'm glad the humidity has gone away.
1. I enjoy sleeping.
 

dandy_warhol

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2. I had to goto the store this morning to buy food for the office cat
You have an office cat??????? That is awesome. A co-worker and I made a house for our imaginary office cat. Now it just sits empty in the break room. Poor Princess.
 

Mastiff

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1. I haven't smoked ribs in years. It seems it's like riding a bike, they were awesome.
2. Just got back from vacation to tons of paperwork. Love vacation... hate paperwork.
3. I have to fire someone. I'm kind of a prick, as you might realize, but I hate that part of my job.
4. I hate insurance companies. If I meet an underwriter, I will punch him in the face.
5. Either it's a holiday, or all the other department heads forgot to show up for work.
6. DEQ hates me. I hate them right back.
7. My city had an awesome pool party for the employees last night.
8. I'm glad football season is here, even though it means the end of summer.
9. I like my dogs, but I wish my wife would quit putting things in front of the windows for them to knock over.
10. I want a bloody mary.
 

Planit

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You have an office cat??????? That is awesome. A co-worker and I made a house for our imaginary office cat. Now it just sits empty in the break room. Poor Princess.
He's a stray that lives in the woods behind the office. He shows up every morning and greets us. We've been trying to pet him since he showed up about a year ago, but he still won't let us. He has walked about 10' feet inside several times.
 

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1. My daughter asked me to take her to the library this afternoon so she could get books for her science fair project.
2. After I asked, she told me her project is to determine whether mice are color blind.
3. No, she told me, mom had not okayed her getting mice but her teacher had approved the science project.:r:
4. Considering buying a cordless electric mower to replace the one that got nicked in my garage burglary last week.
5. My front lawn is a disaster after replacing the water, sewer, and gas lines this spring and summer followed by a prolonged drought.
6. I've lost 31 pounds since mid-April. However, the denture diet is not recommended.:D
7. Council meeting tonight and I'm front and center. Short Council agendas have a way of getting off-track, though.
8. We are filing in court to stop the county from making a big mistake. They didn't listen when we told them, perhaps they'll listen to a judge.
9. We don't let our older orange long-hair tabby outside anymore. He looks sad about it.
10. This has been a long four-day work week.
 

NHPlanner

A shadow of my former self
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4. Considering buying a cordless electric mower to replace the one that got nicked in my garage burglary last week.
Love mine. You just need to make sure you give it a good 12 hour charge before you use it. :)
 

wahday

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1. My garden was a total failure this year.
2. I’m obsessed with biking and “bikepacking” and have spent far too many hours pouring over maps for a trip I may never take.
3. My kids have both moved to new schools and are doing great.
4. I wish my morning bike commute was longer.
5. I’m in line to interview for a Director position but the board is dragging its feet and keeps putting off the process. Was supposed to happen in the first week of August but now we are pushed to the first week of October.
6. Looked at a house yesterday. Thinking about moving.
7. I’m spending next week at a conference in Burlington.
8. My 12 year old dog doesn’t know how to chew bones. He just walks around the house with them daintily in his mouth, drooling on everything.
9. I dropped my phone in the river, but it still works!
10. Sometimes I want to be a stay-at-home dad
 

Mud Princess

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1. The nonprofit organization where I was a college intern had an office cat... he had only three legs, but he got around just fine.
2. Our dog has been acting really neurotic lately.
3. It really annoys me when someone says that they will call you right after they finish what they're doing, and then you don't hear from them.
4. I haven't watched any of the Republican or Democratic conventions.
5. I'd rather watch Jon Stewart on The Daily Show than the "real" news.
6. I can't keep up with all the e-newsletters I receive. Most of 'em sit in my Inbox for months until I go through all of them at once.
7. I'm still using Office 2003. :-$
8. A distant cousin who I've never met has a high-level job with one of our senators; her name keeps showing up as "Someone You Might Know" in LinkedIn, but I haven't connected.
9. We have an old horse barn on our property that my husband is trying to fix up, even though it would be cheaper to build a new one.
10. I'm looking forward to having lunch with a business colleague tomorrow.
 

terraplnr

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1. I have a crush on Andrew Bird, I can’t stop listening to his new album.
2. I’m going through a big life event and I just want to skip the next few months… need to find me a wormhole or Delorean or something.
3. I have bought more new shoes in the past six months than I did in the previous six years because of this stupid website Zulily. I’ve cut myself off now, seriously.
4. I went beer tasting this past weekend and verified yet again that I don’t like IPAs. But the girly beers and the stouts were tasty (Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company).
5. I wish my sister and I lived closer together (close enough to catch a movie).
6. I wish my mom lived closer (but not too close, like a 2-3 hour drive away). :)
7. I keep seeing people use the word “Segway” when they mean “segue” and it bothers me (saw it again this morning).
8. I’m seriously not a Grammar Nazi in general, though.
9. Our office decided to start using one space in between sentences instead of two in documents and it’s more of a challenge than I thought it would be.
10. I like puns.
 

otterpop

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1) I wish I could have an Abita Beer, like Dandy did. I used to live about seven miles from the brewery.
2) The new puppy looks at me like I am a better person than I am.
3) The cat looks at me like I am a worse person than I am.
4) I enjoy making my son scoop up the puppy poop when we go for a walk.
5) I am glad it looks like summer is over.
6) I wish the smoke would clear out of the air, though.
7) I saw a woman today that made me glad humans are mammals. :p
8) Louis CK is a funny, funny dude.
9) I miss the days when all you needed to fix a bicycle was an adjustable wrench and a screw driver.
10) I think that otters are the coolest animals ever but would make very bad pets.
 
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