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Three Things Thursday

kjel

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I'm tired.
It's cold.
Tomorrow is payday.
 

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My Netflix account knows me better than anyone which is pathetic
I am OCD about making my kids follow a recipe when they are baking
I am feeling incredibly sad about a lost person in the Park - search teams were everywhere when I was hiking today
 

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1. Mrs. P starts new job today
2. Construction crew replacing pipe they crushed
3. It's gonna rain tomorrow
 

Doohickie

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1. Baseball sized hail predicted for yesterday thankfully never materialized.
2. We did get half the garage cleaned out to get my wife's car in there just in case.
3. The Texas Rangers are fun this year.
 

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1. I just don't think I can get into baseball this year. Can't engage in a commitment of that magnitude.
2. I don't really understand how a Bessemer converter works. I could google it, but if/when the grid goes down don't ask or expect me to recreate your steel industry.
3. My son's best friend's father committed suicide.
 

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1. I just don't think I can get into baseball this year. Can't engage in a commitment of that magnitude.
2. I don't really understand how a Bessemer converter works. I could google it, but if/when the grid goes down don't ask or expect me to recreate your steel industry.
3. My son's best friend's father committed suicide.
Sorry to hear about #3. That is rough. How is your son handling it?


1. Itty Bitty and 2 friends threw up at school today after spinning on a cocoon swing.
2. I wish those house organizing shows were still on HGTV and would come to my house and help me sell all our useless stuff.
3. Clifford the puppy is quite cute.
 

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1. We've gotten our money from this event.


2. We've contracted with a roofing company to repair the damage.

3. My son gets married next week.

 

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Wow, Doohickie - things sure are busy on your side of the metroplex!

Congrats on growing the family!

Glad you got the roof issue resolved.
 

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1. We did the Ride of Silence last night, a ride to honor/remember cyclists who were injured/killed in collisions with cars.
2. Semi-related, a friend who videos all his rides recorded a car going the wrong way on a one way street after the ride. The car continued into a busy intersection and collided with another car.
3. Tomorrow I become a father-in-law.
 

michaelskis

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1) New gig is going great, but it is really difficult to change the previous culture and I think that some people are going to get off the train because they don't agree with the the new direction.
2) Our neighborhood pool opens tomorrow.... it will be 90 on Saturday... beer is cold.... can you guess my future?
3) The total bill for our dog to get fixed is almost $400.... that was a bit more than we expected it to be.
 

Salmissra

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1) Crazy busy week last week, busy early this week, and then nothing today. Strange.

2) Weather's great - dog is loving the extra walks.

3) Lots of plans this weekend, and most of them are on the day with storms in the forecast. Boo.
 

Doohickie

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1) Work is stressful these days. Some good and some bad. A lot of transition as my work moves from one division to another (I'm not moving, they're just reassigning a bunch of us to the division we're actually supporting instead of the one that produces our product, if that makes sense).
2) The new roof looks wunnerful. The inspector from the roofing contractor is coming over tomorrow for a final signoff.



3) I also have a plumber coming over to fix the plugged AC drain, hopefully before we all get Legionnaire's Disease. (I'd fix it myself but I don't do crawlspaces... too claustrophobic).
 
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1) Why do some younger people have an entitlement mentality and become very emotional when they don’t receive what they truly believe is theirs?
2) I am so ready to unplug the internet, TV, and video games at my house.
3) This week has been car repair week. I needed two new tires and another repairs, wife's car needed a new battery on Tuesday, and is going in tomorrow to get the AC repaired.
 

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1. Hey, it's Thursday. How about that, DVD?
2. Looks like I get a short break in a super busy work schedule
3. I watched a youtube video of Witchiepoo last week.
 
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1) Received my first Stitch Fix box today. The stylist did a pretty good job - only 1 style dud in the box, and one size dud.

2) Parentals are having marital issues. I really don't want to be involved.

3) Men are weird. I swear Hubby has been taken over by an alien. Maybe it's a men's version of PMS?
 

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1. Insanely busy morning; the afternoon is only slightly less so.
2. Junior's last day of school was today. It was a half day so in honor of this fact, I bought a Little Caesars pizza for his lunch
3. I gotta get back to the gym soon.
 

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1. Itty Bitty is officially done with preschool.
2. Our day of hiking and picnicking was a wash out.
3. I have been saying this for 15 years but I really need to get us on a budget.
 

michaelskis

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1) I read a very interesting article on gene expression last night. It is scary how many things can effect which genes are active vs inactive and one researcher was so bold that he said that the majority of the people in most 1st world countries have lower levels of cognitive capabilities today than they did 200 years ago because of the environment and the foods we process today.
2) I mowed the lawn and grilled hamburgers when I got home from work yesterday.
3) The sitter was late getting to the house again today. This is so frustrating because she knows what time I need to leave by, but still shows up 10 minutes late. Starting next week, I asked her to come an hour earlier.
 

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1. Work doldrums. Lots of balls in the air, but nothing that will be "done" soon.
2. Buyer and seller in some convoluted real estate transaction want me to render an opinion on their deal- I don't regulate what you can buy and sell, just what you can do with it after. I'll tell them that.
3. Summer camp/Day camp season with kids is the worst. what the heck point is it to have a camp that runs 3-9 when work is 8-5?
 

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1. My hearing aids broke while on vacation. I've been extra hearing impaired the last four days
2. I'm in sorry shape after that time off
3. not much work got done in my absence
 

Salmissra

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1) I have too much to do, and not enough time to get it done. Usual for around here, but part of that "too much to do" is because I'm out at a conference most of next week.

2) Parentals are still having issues. Sides have been chosen.

3) My boss and boss's boss have an off-site, multi-hour meeting scheduled today. I'm worried.
 

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1) The day or two leading up to a long weekend feels like the calm before the happy storm
2) Speaking of storms, I don't believe we've experienced a proper thunderstorm a single time this summer and summer is nearly over.
3) I am eating cinnamon bread as I type
 

kms

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1. I’m tired of being a regulator.
2. Not good, because it’s the only job I have.
3. I’m really just very tired.
 

Salmissra

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1) Spent the morning prepping for and sitting through a Fire Code meeting.

2) I'm hungry and have a headache. Coincidence?

3) I don't think I want to go home today.
 

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1. Good luck to the Florida peeps with Hurricane Dorian.
2. It's been a long week.
3. I think I'll be logging off Cyburbia until the Pumpkin Spice Nightmare is over.
 

Salmissra

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1) No fun stuff at work this week. Lots of meetings.

2) Entire week is a let down after the really nice Labor Day holiday weekend.

3) I have qualities of both a time oriented person and a task oriented person, but I think I lean more towards task.
 

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1. I am experiencing higher anxiety levels today than seems right
2. I wish it was 5:00 already
3. No, I do not speak Farsi
 

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1.) I have a meeting next week with angry neighborhood residents about storm water issues. What fun.
2.) In a surprising turn, the insurance company actually covered the full cost of my car so I am not upside down after totaling it.
3.) I like my new job. Days go fast. Its busy
 

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1. Emotional day.
2. Some days if feels like I can't do anything write. :)cool:)
3. Preparing to emotionally eat. Pass the peanut m&ms.
 

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1. The Rain is coming down quite well right now.
2. I am torn if I want to pick up cold beverages to watch the football game tonight or not. Hurricane is going to be the worst overnight, but I don't think it will be require me going into the EOC later tonight... HMMMM
3. I hate turning my office lights on because they are a really harsh florescent bulb... however it is dark outside because of the storm.
 

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1. This day doesn't want to end.
2. Only a three day week though, so there is that.
3. My workplace is talking about going to a 4 x 10 schedule, which means Thursday would always be my Friday.
 

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1. Higher densities doesn't equate to lower prcing as the price is what the market will bear
2. I found out my code enforcement guy is out of the office this week from a spider bite he got over the weekend and he thinks he got it at one of those shifty overstock warehouse stores, wtf
3. I am cooking a rehearsal dinner with my husband tomorrow for my friends' son's wedding - 50 people, yikes
 

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1) 90% of things have not gone according to plan today.
2) Tomorrow is going to be awesome and chaotic if thing go according to plan. Let's see how it works out.
3) I noticed a few vehicles on the road today that for a lack of a better term, lacked style. But it is not just cars, sure a 57 Chevy, a 48 Buick, or a 62 Fairlane all have impeccable style, but so does many Gothic, Richardsonian, and Victorian style buildings. Today so much of design is just utilitarian at best.
 

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1. Italy is not going to happen this year. But it is nice to know the possibility is out there.
2. Planning next year's vacations.
3. Trying to decide between NOLA, Arizona, and NC/SC beaches.
 

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1) The conference room area is finally back open for business. Except for the A/V - which will be another month.

2) My latest stitch fix box was great! I really like this way of clothes shopping.

3) Anyone have some good instapot recipes? Hubby can do turkey breasts and chicken, but is hesitant to try anything else. Easy ingredient lists are key.
 

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1. Military members can get complimentary tickets to Broadway shows.

2. Spent 7hrs today goofing off.

3. Have to go into work for 4 hours.
 

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1. I'm struggling to get a press release juuuuust right.

2. I now have enough double edge razor blades to last me the next 10 years or so. Don't tell tell my wife.

3. Ever watch 90 Day Fiance? Angela is the poster child for why you shouldn't smoke a carton a day, and why both men and women should use lots of moisturizer. .
 

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1) The conference room area is finally back open for business. Except for the A/V - which will be another month.

2) My latest stitch fix box was great! I really like this way of clothes shopping.

3) Anyone have some good instapot recipes? Hubby can do turkey breasts and chicken, but is hesitant to try anything else. Easy ingredient lists are key.
Last week I made shredded beef tacos, I used this recipe. If you wanted to make it easier, I guess you could skip the spices and use a packet or two of taco seasoning mix.
 

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1. It has been decreed: Henceforth my Fridays will now be on Thursday.
2. The NHL regular season has begun.
3. Go Sabres!
 
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1. Last minute ZBA submission
2. Did I say ' last minute'? I meant to say 'submitted three days after the deadline
3. But the Powers That Be say I still gotta review it and notice it up for public hearing. (sigh)
 

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1) Trying to get motivated to start a small project. I don't like the project, so it's hard to get motivated.

2) Nice weather today. Would love to go for a long walk with the dog right now.

3) I have cut back the amount of sugar in my diet. This is easier than eliminating it, but it's still hard. First to go were sodas - I stopped buying them at the store for lunches, and don't order them with meals when out. I also removed the sweets from the pantry. It's been 5 days so far, and I've only had one hardcore sugar craving. I satisfied it with fruit. I will keep track of my consumption and see where else I can cut back.
 

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3) I have cut back the amount of sugar in my diet. This is easier than eliminating it, but it's still hard. First to go were sodas - I stopped buying them at the store for lunches, and don't order them with meals when out. I also removed the sweets from the pantry. It's been 5 days so far, and I've only had one hardcore sugar craving. I satisfied it with fruit. I will keep track of my consumption and see where else I can cut back.
Way to go!

In these situations, I've found that 'slow turkey' reduction has worked best for me.

slow turkey.jpg
 

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1. Rampant anxiety today
2. Looks like we have an offer of a free babysitter for this Saturday....what to do what to do.....
3. seems like my court cases are all getting rescheduled around the same time.
 

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1) I think I am going to take some measurements and start planning out building a new desk and some shelving for my office
2) I cannot say enough good things about where I am at with my career right now. Everything from the work I am doing, to the people that I am working with, to my office are freaking awesome!
3) I am not sure which of the 3 Hello Fresh meals that I want to cook tonight.
 

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1) Finally hired our new counter planner- it will be nice to get back up to full strength.
2) I've been fighting a cold all week but i think I might be winning as of today.
3) The Empire apples i picked this weekend have been amazing- super crisp, as sweet as red delicious, but without that awful thick bitter skin.
 

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1) So, still good on the no sodas part of the less sugar plan. However, I did have a homemade-by-one-of-my-direct-reports-cookie yesterday at the department pot luck. God it was good!

2) Not much planned this weekend, but also crap weather for tomorrow.

3) All hail the Halloween gods: no agency trick or treat requirements, no department costume contests, and no required team participation! I will be in my orange and black Halloween shirt with little ghostie earrings, but that's as close as I get.
 

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3) All hail the Halloween gods: no agency trick or treat requirements, no department costume contests, and no required team participation! I will be in my orange and black Halloween shirt with little ghostie earrings, but that's as close as I get.
I hate the idea of dressing up for stuff on the holidays. Used to have a co-worker who would go all-out. One day I got to watch them go all-out in an argument with a walk-up client about a setback... ...while wearing a gigantic sequined green bow tie for St. Patrick's day.
 
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