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#81015 Feb 22, 2013
jmw, you rely on God to get you through tough times. That makes you weak-minded.

I rely on booze. That makes me a drunk.

;)~

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#81016 Feb 22, 2013
And I hope you took that in the joking spirit in which it was intended! You know Mindy? She loves Jesus like there's no tomorrow and to me, she's like you, an idea Christian -- keeps it personal (not necessarily to yourself--there's a difference) and doesn't care what other people do/believe.

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#81017 Feb 22, 2013
My friend's attitude is, "if someone as bad as me can be accepted by and forgiven by Jesus, then that's a good thing for everybody else." :)

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#81018 Feb 22, 2013
A st. Paul cop, age 30, died this week of a heart attack chasing a suspect. he was obese.

I don't understand why police officers don't have to maintain some sort of minimum standards of physical fitness like the military requires.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#81019 Feb 23, 2013

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81020 Feb 23, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
A st. Paul cop, age 30, died this week of a heart attack chasing a suspect. he was obese.

I don't understand why police officers don't have to maintain some sort of minimum standards of physical fitness like the military requires.
I was asking a cop friend about that the other day. At least locally, they just have to pass the initial fitness test, then nothing after that.

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#81021 Feb 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
I was asking a cop friend about that the other day. At least locally, they just have to pass the initial fitness test, then nothing after that.
Yeah, I have a friend who married a guy who first was a county deputy then became a state trooper. Glasses/contacts aren't allowed -- you have to get lasik to become a cop. And then once you're in, you can completely let yourself go.

“...,to wit”

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#81022 Feb 23, 2013
Chicago's finest stereotypically have a beer belly or are so young you would ask for an ID to serve them a beer

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81023 Feb 23, 2013
So, this afternoon is Polar Plunge. My MIL didn't go last year and she just backed out for this year. Seriously...it's a 2 mile drive to watch your kid jump in some water and then you go back home. Yes, it's cold out; that's what winter clothes are for. I'm not surprised but SIL is disappointed. Again.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81024 Feb 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, this afternoon is Polar Plunge. My MIL didn't go last year and she just backed out for this year. Seriously...it's a 2 mile drive to watch your kid jump in some water and then you go back home. Yes, it's cold out; that's what winter clothes are for. I'm not surprised but SIL is disappointed. Again.
Right!? It's not like she's taking the plunge herself!

(what's the matter with you people? There's nothing better I like to do more when it's 20 degrees outside than to jump into a body of ice-cold water)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#81025 Feb 23, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
it hurts to be called a "manipulated weak minded fool" even indirectly.
Oh, you shouldn't let it bother you. The truly weak minded have to insult others in order to feel superior.

Dam stupid liberals...

“...,to wit”

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#81026 Feb 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Right!? It's not like she's taking the plunge herself!
(what's the matter with you people? There's nothing better I like to do more when it's 20 degrees outside than to jump into a body of ice-cold water)
Well it is good to know that you have paid attention when so many people have told you to go jump in the lake.(noogie, noogie, cheek pinch)

“...,to wit”

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#81027 Feb 23, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
So, this afternoon is Polar Plunge. My MIL didn't go last year and she just backed out for this year. Seriously...it's a 2 mile drive to watch your kid jump in some water and then you go back home. Yes, it's cold out; that's what winter clothes are for. I'm not surprised but SIL is disappointed. Again.
You have said you don't expect your FIL to attend the wedding, but will your MIL show up? I am vaguely remembering some drama of that sort when you and J got married.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#81028 Feb 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You have said you don't expect your FIL to attend the wedding, but will your MIL show up? I am vaguely remembering some drama of that sort when you and J got married.
Yeah, she will. I think. It wasn't too bad. She sobbed the entire ceremony and then split immediately after the formalities. Didn't help with any of the planning and didn't pay for anything, which was probably for the better.

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#81029 Feb 23, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Oh, you shouldn't let it bother you. The truly weak minded have to insult others in order to feel superior.
Dam stupid liberals...
Right. Republicans are perfect.

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#81030 Feb 23, 2013
I can't imagine someone on disability has any money to pay for any wedding.

“I Am Mine”

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#81031 Feb 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
...
You asked about where I find so many ciders. I was at Total Wine today. Took pictures of the selection.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1127086148327081...

“...,to wit”

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#81032 Feb 23, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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You asked about where I find so many ciders. I was at Total Wine today. Took pictures of the selection.
https://picasaweb.google.com/1127086148327081...
Sigh.

I am told that I have been going to the wrong stores and that if I shopped in the City as opposed to the 'burbs, I would have a better selection.
Some of those I have never seen before ;Somersby and Kelly.

Have you tried the Redd Apple Ale? They are advertising it on a huge billboard by the commuter station, and it caught my attention.

I need to drink the stuff I have and on the current diet a bottle of cider counts as a cheat. Sigh.

(Billy Bob Tonka? Really?)

“...,to wit”

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#81033 Feb 23, 2013
I froze the left over honey baked ham from Christmas. I'll take that out to defrost, roast some squash and cheat with a cider. Mmm.

We have been in this house since 1988 and bought a new stove when we moved in. It has finally irrevocably broken. So I spent the day poring over back issues of Consumer Reports, checking on line and going to appliance stores. This time next week I will be the proud owner of a new stainless steel 5 burner range with a center griddle and a real convection oven. Woo Hoo!

(For Chi-town locals- Abt negotiates.)

“I Am Mine”

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#81034 Feb 23, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Sigh.
I am told that I have been going to the wrong stores and that if I shopped in the City as opposed to the 'burbs, I would have a better selection.
Some of those I have never seen before ;Somersby and Kelly.
Have you tried the Redd Apple Ale?
Red Apple is really in the wrong section. The name says it. Its Ale. Should be in the beer section.

Going thru the pics, I've had
-Spire Mountain(3 different brews)
-Crispin (maybe 2 )
-Woodchuck, just about ever kind they make, and its more than 10
-Blackthorn - don't think I liked it. I think that's the one that tasetd like beer
-Ace(3)
-Fox Barrel
-Hornsby's (just picked up my 3rd differnt one)
-Angry Orchard (3)
-Magners - hated
-Kelly's (2)
-Strongbow
-McKenzie's (2)
-Oliver Beanblossom
-JK Scrumpy
-Julian
-Kopparberg
PEllen wrote:
(Billy Bob Tonka? Really?)
Google said the name Mister is not a real name and would not let me use it. Tell the to former FSU linebacker Mister Alexander.

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