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Ten Things Thursday

michaelskis

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  1. There is a venetian festival this week and the town is already full
  2. If I go to lunch, I might not be able to find a parking space when I get back
  3. I am ordering my new kitchen windows next week
  4. I am getting behind on my reading. I started out the year reading two books a week... now I am doing two books a month. :-@
  5. All these plane issues are quite concerning
  6. Wing suits look fun
  7. Some people who seem to be on top of things seem to be missing the boat recently
  8. My mother in law offered to come and hang out with the two older kids while my wife took the youngest to his well baby checkup today
  9. Took the plastic off my countertops this morning. 5 Days of curing should be good enough
  10. I have a night meeting tonight
 

Maister

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1. I don't remember if I was in Tijuana or not
2. McDonalds for lunch today
3. You don't see women wearing curlers as much these days. Why is that?
4. Interest rates banks pay on savings accounts are a joke! ) 0.9% interest?:-c Why bother saving
5. More car repairs are headed my way
6. I don't think we'll ever join the neighborhood pool. Probably stick with the family Y membership
7. Lots of green peppers out of the garden this year.
8. Our dept secretary has a sunny disposition
9. I've never once purchased anything in a Gander Mountain store
10. I've been feeling the urge lately to see Niagara Falls. Don't ask me why
 

Ryoohki1779

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1. Early morning Supervisor's Forum
2. Filling in for the boss.
3. A Land Use Attorney who cannot fill out applications correctly.
4. New staff who have put up with constant interrupts while being trained
5. Grateful our new hires flexibility.
6. Tentative budgets that promise modest raises.
7. Employees who are getting excited about raises in the tentative budget
8. Missing lunch dates to make phone calls.
9. Golf
10. Residents who want to make anonymous complaints about their neighbors.
 

kms

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1. If you're going to learn to drive in my car, you're going to drive it the way I drive it.
2. This the time of year that bats get into houses. :/
3. The Kentucky relatives are visiting this weekend.
4. That's going to be a surprise to one of the Pennsylvania relatives.
5. The firefly is Pennsylvania's state insect. I hope we don't have a state arachnid.
6. I remember that I've never been in Tijuana.
7. I've never been to Spain, but I kind of like the music.
8. Our office is taking lots of stormwater complaints lately.
9. I prefer fans to air conditioning.
10. There's a take out Cajun place in a town next door.
 

luckless pedestrian

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just a rant - don't worry

  1. I had to leave my office space to go have a cry in the bathroom
  2. really feel like I have nothing to offer the world
  3. why is it assumed that women are automatically adept at secretarial duties
  4. nothing I do is right for CDBG
  5. I did my project list for this fiscal year and don't see how I can give 15 to 20 hours a week to CDBG with everything else that's expected of me
  6. need to get my energy back in the game
  7. I had such a great time last night seeing my old neighbor from the Boston area last night who is vacationing nearby
  8. I feel like everytime something good happens, it all goes to hell immediately thereafter
  9. My new boss is understanding but he wants us to fix our relationship with HUD
  10. I just feel paralyzed
 

michaelskis

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  1. Hope LP feels better soon, CDBG limbo can be hell
  2. Mini-Skis (oldest) is coming to work with me tomorrow
  3. I am going to do a half day tomorrow
  4. The fire chief said he can go for a ride in the truck
  5. Family coming into town tomorrow night
  6. I was given a 2015 calender by my insurance agent this morning
  7. It was "Classic Cars" and it is awesome
  8. Today's Catholic bible reading is partly the same as last Sunday's
  9. The delay tactics of some lawyers is almost comical.
  10. Asking for a 90 day extension 2 days before the deadline does not help.
 

Planit

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1. Am I right to assume that a refund for a product I returned a month ago should have been posted
2. On the phone with them and they said it takes up to 30 days...this is day 29
3. I hate CDBG too (well really all the hoops and paperwork attached to it)
4. Car sunroof is having issues and its starting to drizzle
5. I've had to saran-wrap the roof so it wont rain inside the car :-{
6. I'm with you lp, right now whenever I get good news, bad news follows very quickly
7. Wondering why orange tree bark camo is a real thing
8. I mean you wear camo to hide in the woods and orange so others will see you and hopefully not shoot you
9. Does this not seem counter-productive?
10. 2 more days!!!
 

MD Planner

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1. I'm solidly in the "hate CDBG" camp. The waste and general incompetence really pisses me off.
2. Our CPD rep has never been to my city. That's right, never. And she's been in the position for years.
3. I've never received an email response from her for questions I've asked. I have to wait an appropriate amount of time and then call the CPD Director to get an answer. And yet she's the most tenured person in the office.
4. Making a final decision about a life altering matter is a bit liberating.
5. This summer has flown by.
6. I just saw Jimmy Buffett 3 times in 6 days. Will Rogers would have liked true Parrotheads, I've made friends from all over.
7. One of the stops was Bethel Woods (aka Woodstock). What a beautiful place and excellent museum.
8. It is amazing how nasty people can be in their online comments beneath stories.
9. Some people need a high five. In the face. With a chair.
10. My first response to the thread asking what you would be if you weren't a planner is "anything else!" Kind of sad but not getting much enjoyment out of planning these days.
 

kms

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1. Hugs to lp.
2. I saw two former coworkers today and that made me happy.
3. I have the house to myself right now.
4. My town's 150th anniversary concludes next week.
5. An actress on tv right now looks like my sister's mother-in-law.
6. It's been a long day.
7. I've never liked playing cards.
8. My weight loss plan is temporarily derailed.
9. All of my old clothes went to goodwill.
10. Summer's quickly winding down. :(
 

Maister

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1. Started season 2 of Poirot last night. There's no story arc with this show and each episode is a standalone (based on the Agatha Christie stories). The character portrayals alone make watching it worthwhile
2. We're going to do the family membership at the Y thing and try to live healthier lifestyles
3. We'll see how that goes
4. My thoughts have already begun to turn towards anticipation of autumn
5. I know there's still some summer left to enjoy but I'm looking forward to fall and fall activities all the same
6. I turn 50 in a couple weeks. That sounds old. I never thought I'd make it this far when I was in my 20's
7. I'm also finding myself getting into more philosophical musings about life lately than seems right, considering how much time and effort I've put into living an examined life. Guess I didn't examine as well as I thought
8. When does football officially start?
9. As summers go this has been one of the cooler ones I can recall. I don't think the temps have gotten over 90 but a handful of times
10. Time to listen to some Moody Blues
 

michaelskis

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  1. I am exhausted today. Allergies kept me up all night.
  2. I almost forgot about how much I enjoy driving my suburban.
  3. I have a night meeting tonight which will be meaningless.
  4. I need to make some significant changes in my life.
  5. Maybe I will finish painting the house this weekend.
  6. Learned that I guy that I know from back home will be Dale Jr's Pit Crew Chief next year. Maybe I will watch a NASCAR race.
  7. Maybe I will clear off my desk today and get through my to-do list.
  8. Two coffee's in already. Might make a fresh pot.
  9. I think I forgot my favorite pen in the car.
  10. Can you make a list of 101 dreams and goals? It is hard.
 

Ryoohki1779

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1. Planning Commission Today...hooray.
2. All application were approved with only one condition slightly modified on my PUD.
3. My last two classes for my master degree start soon.
4. It is sunny and hot.
5. My AC is broken and the technician cannot come till tomorrow.
6. Having a nice visit with my mother...
7. Considering going to the vineyard in the area this weekend to sample wine.
8. Researching active mines in the County
9. Joining the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Group at our new MPO.
10. Getting a tour of a local community tomorrow from the heritage group.
 

Planit

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1. Yes our AC is still blowing hot air - a lot like you do when told of this for the 3rd time this week.
2. Great bbq today for lunch
3. IPA tasting tonight with a bakers dozen to try
4. Its good to see dandy coming in to post - if only for a brief moment
5. The meeting I attended this morning only had 2 of 12 show up.
6. We left after waiting 20 minutes - sorta like the old 'if the professor doesn't show up' rule in college
7. I wish the old house would sell - will probably end up renting it - ugh
8. I need to mow that lawn ASAP - it's overgrown due to the rain we've received over the last several days
9. I've lost a very important flash drive - the one more place to look for it when I get home
10. Its not the one with pron on it :D
 

Maister

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1. Stalwart is a cool sounding word
2. 'Healthy kids university' at the Y is a great idea. Kids can play soccer or basketball or whatever while mom and dad work out after work
3. I can't quite put my finger on why but I find something moderately off-putting about most veteran's organizations.
4. watermelon season will soon be coming to a close.:(
5. That's okay, I actually don't mind the idea of seasonal foods. It's when a food is constantly available that it ceases to be special
6. I think we may bake some bread this weekend
7. We're not in a drought but it seems we've not had much rain the past month or so
8. I truly enjoy the beautiful views of the night sky rural places offer
9. the phrase 'summer nights' triggers a whole series of associations
10. I just ate a few salt & pepper potato chips at 9 am with my coffee
 

Planit

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1. We get to pick department shirts this week
2. Not pleased with a company I do business with and have been a customer for a long time
3. Giving them one more chance, but the winds of change may be blowing
4. Timesheets are due, which I don't know exactly why since I'm exempt & salaried
5. I'm worried about hink and his song lyrics posts
6. I expect him to be posting more when NCAAF starts up
7. I want & need to wash my car
8. It seems fruitless with the afternoon thunderstorms coming through
9. At least I vacuumed the inside
10. Esgusodwch fi rhaid i mi fynd yn ôl i weithio nawr
 

michaelskis

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  1. My MIL is causing problems again because she is a control freak
  2. I helped my FIL wire his man-cave last weekend
  3. I decided to start collecting different beer bottle caps for a future bar top.
  4. Miniskis is having a ball at my dad's house and my sister's house this week.
  5. I am driving up to just the other side of the Mackinac Bridge on Sunday to pick him up. (4 hour trip, each way)
  6. I fear there will be attacks on US soil by ISIS/ISIL
  7. I have roast beef sandwiches for lunch today with left over roast from dinner last night!
  8. I am taking a half day tomorrow because I have a few places to run
  9. Our middle son is doing great with his new therapist, but it is expensive.
  10. My concord grapes are starting to turn purple!
 

kms

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1. There are 2 hairbrushes in my bathroom. Sometimes I'll use one in each hand and brush both sides of my hair at the same time. And not because I'm in a hurry.
2. I have to drive to the bus garage to pick up my son's phone.
3. My son WILL be buying the bus driver a McDonalds gift card.
4. It's Virtual Friday for me!
5. I met a good friend for lunch.
6. The TV is tuned into the Simpsons marathon.
7. There's is a very nice rain shower right now.
8. I wanted to tell a guy that he finally had a grown-up job but wasn't sure how he'd take that.
9. This has been a bad week for co-workers' parents.
10. Road trip tomorrow!
 

Hink

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1. Meeting with builders for personal use is different from professional situations.
2. It is funny to be on the other side.
3. Maybe I am getting a heart.
4. A black one that wants to screw the permitting people.
5. Argh. I must not be that guy.
6. But they want so much money for permits.
7. Yes, but it is for a good reason.
8. What is that reason? To take my money?
9. No, to pay for the time it takes their staff to do their job.
10. Bullshit!
 

Maister

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1. Came into work very early
2. Whenever I find myself driving the streets at unusually early hours (say 4:30 a.m.) I find myself wondering what's going on at those houses whose lights are on at that hour
3. Pop Tarts: It's a funny name.
4. No computer at home.
5. High degrees of uncertainty = increased stress
6. An awful lot of kids at Junior's elementary school have their own cell phones.
7. Had Chicago style deep dish pizza last night
8. The weather has been okay with me lately
9. Can someone please tell me what's the point of our existence?
10. Maybe we'll make some sauerkraut this weekend with the cabbage we harvested from our garden
 

Planit

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1. Big frustration/disappointment at the house last night involving a musical instrument that wasn't repaired properly
2. I just got pissed, The Girl was very disappointed which I feel down in the dumps about
3. The dying project I working on may have just gotten an injection of good news
4. There may be a 2nd injection this afternoon, but we will see
5. I might go eat lunch at the hospital today - their cafeteria is actually pretty good and not over priced
6. I just read where John Rocker, former MLB pitcher with bad behavior, will be on Survivor next season
7. I might need to watch Survivor next season for a short time because that can't end well
8. Driving to work earlier than normal is rather nice traffic wise. It's the early hour I don't really like
9. There could be a great blues song using the First World Problems thread
10 ARE YOU READY FOR SOME (COLLEGE) FOOTBALL?!?!?!!??!!?
 

kms

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1. My son just texted that he might want to be a realtor.
2. The scary thing is that he just might be good at that.
3. We call the plan stamp "The Bob" because it's usually on Bob's desk.
4. I think it's kind of fun to ask for The Bob.
5. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is growing wider.
6. We just met with a relatively young man named "Otto".
7. He doesn't look at all Otto-like, if you ask me.
8. I brought green cantaloupe for lunch.
9. It's funny how people represent some things to me.
10. Lunchtime!
 

Hink

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1. I like the work I do most days.
2. It is funny though, that I am always looking for something better.
3. Even though I am not upset about my situation at this point in time.
4. I just don't want to miss "the next great job"
5. I need to work harder at enjoying what I have.
6. I certainly need to do that with my personal life.
7. My kids are growing up and I can't wish away this age.
8. Starting school, being gone most of the day, they are getting older.
9. I like planning for the future, but need to try harder to live in the present.
10. Because I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and gosh darn it people like me.
 

michaelskis

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  1. Today has not gone all that well
  2. I am not looking forward to my marathon historic meeting tonight
  3. One of my eyes is swollen up due to my allergies
  4. Tomorrow I am taking my suburban in for repairs
  5. A contractor scoffed at me saying that they will not be able block the road. I told him that we will just cancel the project now if he can't do the work.
  6. I need to start getting some sleep at night
  7. My wife said that my oldest has been on his best behavior ever since I left the house this morning
  8. I am going to need a coffee on my way home from work tonight
  9. Screw the 10 things... 9 is good enough.
 

The One

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Hmmm

1. The Vice Principal at my youngest daughters middle school was arrested today for bringing a loaded hand gun to school.
2. Did you know it takes 830 gallons of water to make one bacon cheeseburger?
3. I hope michaelskis has a better day Friday.
4. I know the owner of the gun range where that 9 year old smoked her instructor.
5. So far I've been able to keep my AICP and CFM by bottom feeding on freebie webinars and stuff
6. Comment redacted by Dan
7. I blame Dan for all my edited posts....
8. I wonder when I'll be able to snow ski again???
9. I can't wait until it cools off around here.
10. I get these type of texts from my "friends":
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Maister

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1. this week is like most short weeks with a holiday....five days of work crammed into four
2. I just heard they captured four Russian paratroopers in Ukrainian territory. I can't believe what I was told the Russian responses were. :-|
3. looks like some stormy weather rolling in
4. I actually don't mind the occasional rainy weekend. It's nice to spend some quality time with the family at home playing board games or watching 'I Love Lucy'
5. The only things left in the garden to harvest are a handful of tomatoes, a few heads of cabbage and some corn that's taking forever to mature
6. Junior seems to like his new teacher
7. There is no 7th random thought
8. Need to follow up on the exhaust repair
9. Started watching 'Legends of Oz' this weekend but stopped watching it about a third of the way into it. Meh (even for kiddie entertainment).
10. Saw the first swatch of red and gold leaves on a maple tree yesterday. Fall is coming soon.
 

michaelskis

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  1. Today will be a fun, WTF meeting filled day.
  2. Only 7 media sources have called for comments so far
  3. Awesome storms rolling in this morning. The sky is black still.
  4. Miniskis is doing great at Kindergarten. The teacher now understands the differences between alligators and crocodiles.
  5. Drank a beer, ate some Mexican food, and watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban last night.
  6. I saw a car in the trees on my way to work. I pray that those in the car are ok.
  7. Miniskis was bummed that he could not walk to school this morning and that we could just use an umbrella. *sideways rain, wind, street flooding, and lighting did not seem to deter him from asking.
  8. A saw a woman reading in a hammock tied between a light post a telephone post the other day on a busy street. Something strikes me as a strange place to chill out and read a book.
  9. Looking forward to working on my house this weekend. If it is nice I am going to get some painting done.
  10. My wife made me coffee this morning while I was in the shower. I think that she now understands that my love language is acts of service... especially coffee in the morning.
 

Planit

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1. School system sent out an information & emergency contact form to be completed & signed by parents the other day
2. It was downloaded from their consultant - who evidently didn't revise it - and referenced a school district in California in several places
3. I mentioned it to the superintendent who are friends of ours - boy did that get resolved quick & apologetic emails were sent out in masse
4. Looks like an RJ type of day tomorrow
5. The housing market has tanked here and the old house hasn't sold - looks like I'll be renting it :not::(
6. Two phones on my desk - new phone system installed but won't be operational for several more weeks
7. Lagunitas SUCKS is a pretty good ale
8. Mom's 82nd birthday is this week and is still doing well
9. She's been on her own for 20 years now
10. 11 over
 

Hink

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1. I like 90's music.
2. I play clash of clans.
3. I am busy.
4. Iams makes dog food.
5. Return to Innocence makes me think of Odyssey of the Mind.
6. We made it to state two years in a row.
7. That was over 20 years ago.
8. I am not old, but that makes me feel old.
9. I live near the guy that sold Iams to Procter and Gamble.
10. I wouldn't mind being a billionaire....
 

kms

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1. One kid is at class and the other is at work.
2. I like this empty nest feeling
3. I love completed highway improvement projects.
4. His does one get a tv show based on eating lots of restaurant food?
5. I was so tempted to stop and have ice cream at a chocolate shop today.
6. I think I'll lay low this weekend.
7. I stopped at an estate sale today. The place was a mess.
8. It's sad how a person's life can be reduced to piles of items with price tags.
9. I could go for a grilled cheese sandwich.
10. I'll go to the gym instead.
 

kjel

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1. My boss told me that a series of tag team emails that came in late yesterday were douchey. Said she took care of it.
2. Tomorrow I have a closing to attend at 10:30am. I had less than 48 hours notice and naturally the house still has some outstanding items.
3. I have awesome subcontractors that are working through the punch list, they were still there at 7pm and said they'd be back at 8am.
4. Which means I have to be at work at 8am, instead of 9:30am. It's going to be a coffee fueled day.
5. Hoping my $500K commercial facility renovation plan gets approved by the state.
6. Next week I start working on the next housing project to get it off the ground.
7. I've decided to take the GMAT in the next couple of months and explore other opportunities.
8. RT started her senior year in college today.
9. I'm looking forward to the cruise in October.
10. Can't wait for hockey season to start.
 

Maister

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1. I can't shake this feeling that despite my prediction to the contrary yesterday Scotland will vote for independence today.
2. Now that I've said that my bet is effectively hedged - hey, I successfully predicted the outcome. You read it here first (or maybe second)
3. It's always weird running into folks you knew from high school and seeing how old they've gotten
4. When I think of high school days or earlier it's like we're talking about a different being
5. I think the green pepper season is pretty much over. I'll harvest whatever's left this weekend and freeze 'em
6. Got a wedding to fly to next week:(
7. 17 is my lucky number
8. I asked the missus to pick up a jar of marinara when she was at Tarjay last night and she buys a $8.75 jar of imported marinara from Italy:wall:
9. She coulda bought two jars of 'regular' marinara for that price but still it was quite yummy
10. I'm going to be living in court tomorrow
 

Planit

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1. Most of the day today has been spent clearing out a county-owned storage building
2. Planning, Maintenance & Purchasing Staffs were asked to assist
3. All sweaty now & found lots of old stuff
4. One of my favorite colleagues for another agency is moving on
5. I'm happy for her and she deserves it, but we probably won't be working together on anything
6. Debating about an option on my end too
7. I've said it before & I'll say it again - I wish the old house would sell!
8. The Girl got new tennis shoes yesterday because her others were a size and a half too small (went from 3 1/2 to 5)
9. She never told us about them hurting her feet until Monday night
10. I've actually been awake since 3:30 am - feeling it now
 

Hink

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1. Rufus Wainwright is underrated.
2. I like lunchables. Pretty much any kind.
3. I think I am almost caught up from vacation at the beginning of August.
4. I think being happy takes effort. It is earned, not given.
5. Much of that has to do with finding the silver lining.
6. I think I am beyond lucky / blessed / etc.
7. I hope that my kids understand how good they have it.
8. My wife and I are working our asses off for them.
9. I don't think you realize what your parents did for you as a kid.
10. I know I sure didn't.
 

michaelskis

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  1. Why to people post about one thing in ten lines? That is not ten things!
  2. Today did not start out well, and has stayed that way.
  3. I think I might have a measurable tobasco-blood level.
  4. Recently things have been pushing me to my breaking point, and few are work related.
  5. Might try to get the new iPhone tomorrow.
  6. I need to study up on wellhead protection plans before December.
  7. What the hell is pickle ball?
  8. I was sick last week and I am still not feeling all that great.
  9. Did you know water came in plastic bottles a century ago. This photo proves it.
  10. I need a nap before my night meeting tonight.
 

HomerJ

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1. I need to come up with a better plan to prioritize email responses.
2. Might buy a new TV this weekend, haven't bought something nice for my place in a while.
3. This is the best time of year to be in Texas, I can actually be outside the next few months without burning to a crisp.
4. I just returned from a vacation a couple weeks ago, and I'm already making plans for the next vacation 8-!
5. How many more semesters until I finally get my graduate degree?
6. Sometimes I wonder if I'm not like most other guys my age, all of my friends seem to be older and married.
7. The local politics here is really getting out of control, I think I have officially underestimated the tea party movement's popularity.
8. I am getting pretty sick of the boomer generation around here and their negative attitude about the world and how millennials are going to ruin everything.
9. Our fairy city's budget process finally ended today.
10. I just turned 27. Big promotion, healthy, happy dog, stable relationship, decent amount of $$$ saved. Can't complain.
 

Planit

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1. Looks like the project on life support got a miracle cure - we'll know next week I'm told
2. I just paid that bill & less than a week later, next month's statement comes in the mail
3. It's going to be a long season for the kiddie soccer team again
4. I need a new wallet - its not a want, its a need
5. Well that thread idea bombed
6. New guy - day 4 - so far - so good
7. BBQ for lunch and it was AWESOME
8. I have a sneaking suspension that AG (& many of my friends) will be watching ESPNU tonight @ 7:30
9. Its been cloudy & cool the last couple days, which has been very nice
10. The Chair recognizes the hink-gator from the flyover state with the horseshoe
 

Maister

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1. New software training every day this week at work.
2. I'm trying to eat right in the weeks leading up to my blood work. Hopefully the cholesterol numbers will come out better than last time
3. I wonder if Junior still believes in Santa? Something tells me a friend of his spilled the beans earlier this year
4. If you think about it 'spilled the beans' is a rather curious expression with undoubtedly obscure origins.
5. Is allowing oneself the indulgence of nostalgia a bad thing? part of me wants to think so
6. A good reason for taking better care of oneself is to be better able to care for those we care about that are around us
7. I'm looking forward to the Christmas season; we could all use a bit more goodwill to men
8. I know one card trick (pick a card any card...)
9. Helping Junior to build his rocket tonight.
10. I learned last night there is reportedly a worldwide shortage of balsa wood. I wonder why?
 

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1. I really like spinach dip. The cold kind.
2. I have too many night meetings a month. It should be limited to four. Seven is too much.
3. HBO on demand will kill me.
4. I need better internet at my house. I wish utility companies actually had to compete for my business.
5. We under-regulate so many things in this country, and yet we can't figure out how to regulate appropriately utilities.
6. Chamber music always makes me think poopy thoughts.
7. The iPad Air 2 is boring. I think Tim Cook has no magic.
8. What will be the next technological advance that changes our lives? I think something along the lines of bio-metrics and having our house / car / office / etc. be able to sense we are there and adjust to our whims.
9. I have never wanted a courtyard at my house as much as I do now.
10. Rustic farm table.
 

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1. I really like onion chip dip, but my cholesterol doesn't
2. I enjoyed launching a pumpkin on a trebuchet last week
3. I like candy corn. Sometimes I bite it in color order
4. I truly wish all of Mrs. Maister's medical problems would just go away
5. Reading a book now about the greatest con artists in history
6. Local hobby shop went out of business but we managed to score lots of train tracks at fire sale prices
7. I'm not looking forward to the budget cut meeting tonight for my radio show group
8. The new season of Elementary starts tonight
9. Encountered a somewhat obnoxious individual at the Y last night who felt he should not have to wait his turn for the treadmill
10. I have not had pizza for over three and a half weeks. That's a long time for me.
 

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1. I am on a diet again. I swear I don't feel like I ever do anything but not eat.
2. I am going to workout more. I really am this time.
3. The fall makes me miss running.
4. I really do think there is little that is more stressful than a home renovation project.
5. Particularly if you are married.
6. I am married.
7. I like sweater weather. And the song too.
8. I have been spending too much time at work.
9. I just have a lot to do. Being salaried sucks sometimes.
10. I cleaned my office today. Win!
 

kms

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1. Ten is back.
2. Home again.
3. It's amazing what you learn about people.
4. Fall weather is here.
5. I wish that suitcases would unpack themselves.
6. Where's planit?
7. I had a nasty cold and went to training anyway.
8. The call off rate of public employees might be pretty high next week.
9. I think that public nose blowing is about as gross as farting in public.
10. I'm Donna Chang.
 

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1. Junior complained of having something in his eye last night. this morning he said it still felt like it was there
2. Saw the movie 'Now You See me Now You Don't' last night. I give it two and a half stars
3. The Sims 3 character I'd been working on for the last month apparently got erased
4. It's raining today and cool
5. People have different cutoff points for wanting to wear jackets and/or sweaters - for me it's jacket weather when the temps dip below the low 50's
6. The heat on my car works on the driver's side but not the passenger side
7. When someone says "the ancients" I think we should be talking about at least Roman Empire timeframe
8. I like the song 'Cobrastyle'
9. I feel on edge this morning. Something doesn't feel right
10. I'm not ashamed to admit it. This morning I'm wearing a clip-on tie. Yes, you heard me right.
 

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1. Vacation is a little over two weeks
2. It will be good to see my family again
3. That's the problem living as far away as I do from them.
4. I don't get to see them much
5. Though it is a special treat when I do.
6. Leaves are starting to change here
7. Pretty drive to work today
8. Elementary is on tonight
9. One of my few TV nights
10. I watch a lot more football since I've moved here.
 

kms

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1. The leaves here are pretty much on the ground.
2. My town's ladies' night is turning into Couples' and Men's Night.
3. I prefer hot pepper cheese to cookies.
4. What word is the male equivalent of prima donna? I work with one.
5. Chukka boots are so comfortable.
6. I never mastered knot tying, but I can untangle just about anything.
7. Tomorrow is a networking day.
8. Someone started a campaign to put the yinzer term "jagoff" in the dictionary.
9. If that happens, it won't be our word anymore.
10. I have an interesting weekend coming up.
 

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1. Junior appears to be getting into the Christmas spirit a bit more the last couple days
2. I think I'm going to scale back my vegetable garden endeavors next year.
3. Reading "Unbroken" right now. Then I'll see the movie later
4. lots of polite people at the Y last night.
5. Just got paid. Gonna splurge and get a sandwich at the sandwich shop for lunch
6. There is truly an art in being able to select the right times to be 'unavailable'
7. Wish we could have another meeting so I could chew up great swaths of time talking about things not on the agenda
8. It's time for another household possessions purge
9. Feeling overconfident right now
10. I do not wear aftershaves, or use hair products or soaps that leave any detectable scent. I also gravitate towards deodorants with the most neutral scent.
 

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1. Being able to see without glasses will never get old.
2. My body will get old. I feel old these days.
3. I hope I can take some time off at the end of this month.
4. We are crazy busy, and it looks like the budget will not support adding any bodies.
5. I would like an intern at least.
6. I like the Hanukkah song.
7. Home, home, where I want you to go.
8. The Victoria Secret supermodel extravaganza the other night was funny.
9. Mainly because each model (there were 47) had to give a kissy face at the end of the runway.
10. I really like grilled cheese with tomato soup.
 

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  1. One hour meeting this morning only took 3 hours. :-@
  2. There is this weird flaming ball of fire in the sky. Should I run?
  3. Got a call from my son's school. They wanted us to bring a coat for my son because at recess he decided to build stuff with mud and it was covering his winter coat. *Deep down, I am proud of him but know I need to talk to him about it when I get home tonight.
  4. Family photos tonight.
  5. The big development seems to get more political by the day.
  6. I really like the Invictus poem.
  7. My son's school is showing Polar Express tomorrow night. Kids are to wear pajamas.
  8. I NEED more caffeine... and it is only 2:30.
  9. Some of my super liberal friends and super conservative friends are both getting angry at me because I won't buy into their singular ideologies.
  10. I am getting tired of moving that damn elf every night.
 

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1. It's a bit more challenging but I like the more in-depth involvement associated with TEN things random
2. Haven't had to shovel the driveway in over a week and a half
3. It's an unremarkable 29 degrees right now
4. Drafting meeting minutes is truly a chore
5. This year I'm going to try a little harder to be a better locavore
6. I'm considering cancelling our family membership at the Y and maybe jumping ship to Planet Fitness - the cost differential is HUGE
7. I need to review our insurance policies. I suspect we're paying too much
8. I'm having to devote six evenings this week to the radio theater. We're only on the second show and already I'm starting to get sick of it
9. I didn't hug anyone for national hug day but not long ago I got a most gratifying hug from a woman who owned huge tracts of land that I won't soon forget :-$
10. Maps have been important and interesting to me my whole life
 

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1) Miniskis had a great time at the Griffins hockey game last night. (The Griffins are the sub team for the Red Wings).
2) Last night on the way home I watched a car loose it while on an on ramp, go into the ditch, flipped over twice, landed on his wheels. The driver was not hurt.
3) Wife took the little guys to her parents house for a while this morning while the oldest is at school.
4) Several people have told me that I shouldn't have a problem selling my house this spring.
5) I am trying to decide if I want a 4-door truck or a 4-door jeep. We would still keep the Suburban but get rid of the Impala.
6) My middle son is learning Animal noises this week. We are so proud of the process he is making with therapy now.
7) I don't get lawyers sometimes. Seems like they enjoy adding unneeded words to ordinances. If I use the words "house" and "keep", why do I also need the word "possess"?
8) I am a fan of the Oxford comma. I am going to use it so deal with it.
9) I almost titled my Planning Commission Annual report as "State of the PC", but thought it might not go over all that well.
10) Oh crap, I am out of blue post-its and the yellow ones are so 1980's.
 

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1. Been invited to a Superbowl party. After this I may simply give up entirely on watching professional sports in any capacity
2. Whatever happened to Curtis Blow?
3. Last night I noticed we still have a Christmas decoration on display in the family room:-|
4. I'm not going to say anything about the decoration to anyone else in the house - I wonder how long it'll stay out?:smirk:
5. You know what sounds good right now (other than beer and pretzels)? Chocolate frosted cake and a glass of milk!
6. I wonder what percentage of my thoughts revolve around instinctive functions (like eating, drinking and procreation)?
7. For some reason I'm finding Michael Korda's Robert E Lee biography something of a slog so far. Curious.
8. School today was cancelled due to icy roads
9. I get ideas for really disgusting threads sometimes, but decide that discretion is the better part of valor, and refrain from posting them.
10. It's been said many times before but the term 'friend' is made very flexible by social media.
 
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