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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82142 Mar 12, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
<quoted text>You're serious? I thought you were pulling my leg about playing hockey lol, sorry!
I hope your leg is okay!
Yeah, I really do! Started a couple years ago, now I play 3-4 times a week. It's a blast, but I am not a formidable force against most of the people out there. It's a no checking league, but accidents happen.

Not my leg, it's just going to be my whole neck/spine area. Didn't hit my head, so that was good.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82143 Mar 12, 2013
http://todaynews.today.com/_news/2013/03/11/1...

I must be oozing inner beauty out of my freakin' unclogged pores because I do this 365 days a year.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82144 Mar 12, 2013
I've toyed with doing roller derby, and then this morning the woman DJ said she tried it and broke her leg in three places. Ouch.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#82145 Mar 12, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
OMG, this is hilarious:
http://cheezburger.com/48449537
Russian bus driver has a dashboard cam and rams into cars that cut in front of him (and they are cutting it really close, so I'm on his side).
That is awesome.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82146 Mar 12, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
http://todaynews.today.com/_ne ws/2013/03/11/17237373-student s-go-without-makeup-for-a-day- at-texas-high-school#comments
I must be oozing inner beauty out of my freakin' unclogged pores because I do this 365 days a year.
I am liking the comments:

It makes me giggle a bit inside to see pictures of high school girls not wearing makeup for ONE DAY and posing with all these signs about inner beauty and then putting on the makeup the next day and going to class.

Inner beauty! Celebrate it 1/360th of the year!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82147 Mar 12, 2013
Or this comment:

Great way to raise awareness for the cures for…


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Great way to raise awareness for the homle….


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Great way to raise awareness for the hungr…


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Great way to raise awareness for eliminating domsestic…


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What is this for? A day not to wear make-up for 1-day? Really?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82148 Mar 12, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I've toyed with doing roller derby, and then this morning the woman DJ said she tried it and broke her leg in three places. Ouch.
I thought about doing that, too. We have a local team and they're always fundraising at the farmer's market or hockey games. Would NOT like to fall on my ass with no pads on.:-/

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82149 Mar 12, 2013
Discussion with some of my hockey girls:

"We really need a women's line of hockey equipment."

"Yeah, the pants never fit quite right, nor do the shoulder pads."

Then K chimes in with "Yeah, and the helmets shouldn't smudge your makeup." *crickets, then laughter*

"You're the only one wearing makeup, K." I thought she wore a lot of makeup to play, but then I hung out with her outside of hockey. She just wears a base layer for hockey.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#82150 Mar 12, 2013
I love it. I sent out a liked in request for recommendations(for those not on linked in, its where your professional contacts can write up a little testimonial to your greatness which is then visible to all who view your profile). One former co-worker emailed me back. Gave me his linkedin user id and password. Told me to write whatever I wanted.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#82151 Mar 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I love it. I sent out a liked in request for recommendations(for those not on linked in, its where your professional contacts can write up a little testimonial to your greatness which is then visible to all who view your profile). One former co-worker emailed me back. Gave me his linkedin user id and password. Told me to write whatever I wanted.
Your former coworker rocks.

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#82152 Mar 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I love it. I sent out a liked in request for recommendations(for those not on linked in, its where your professional contacts can write up a little testimonial to your greatness which is then visible to all who view your profile). One former co-worker emailed me back. Gave me his linkedin user id and password. Told me to write whatever I wanted.
Way back in the day before internet, etc. I was leaving a job and wanted a reference from my boss, who I was also friends with. She told me to write it up for her. So another friend and I went to a bar and composed a very good one. The more vodka, the better I sounded.

So, do yourself proud.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82153 Mar 12, 2013
Ohhhh, yeah. There's the upper back/neck pain. 2.5 hours left in this class and all I want to do is lie (lay?) flat on my back.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82154 Mar 12, 2013
I promise I have other things to discuss than funerals, but I have to ask. Where y'all live, is it customary to give money to the family of the deceased money at or around the time of the funeral? I guess I understand why this would have been done in the past (before insurance was widely available) or if the community knows that the widow is left in great hardship, but I just don't get it sometimes.

My MIL received around $1300 in cards and envelopes at the wake, PLUS flowers, food baskets, etc. My FIL had life insurance and they have no dependents.

She is going to spend it all (plus some of her own $) on a memorial plaque with his name on it at the back of the church.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#82155 Mar 12, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I promise I have other things to discuss than funerals, but I have to ask. Where y'all live, is it customary to give money to the family of the deceased money at or around the time of the funeral? I guess I understand why this would have been done in the past (before insurance was widely available) or if the community knows that the widow is left in great hardship, but I just don't get it sometimes.
My MIL received around $1300 in cards and envelopes at the wake, PLUS flowers, food baskets, etc. My FIL had life insurance and they have no dependents.
She is going to spend it all (plus some of her own $) on a memorial plaque with his name on it at the back of the church.
A) Discuss what you need to as much as you want. That's what we're here for.

B) I have no idea what's customary since I've only been to one funeral ever (see "jamwow doesn't know how to grieve" which is related to MY favorite topic).

C) I think your MIL's idea of what to do with the money is lovely.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#82156 Mar 12, 2013
Yes, around here it is customary to give a mass card with some money in the envelope. I usually see them at the wake, not the church.The envelopes are kept near teh visitors register book and tehre is a white card to insert to say who it is from and the purpose as I recall. It was my understanding that the purpose was either to offset the cost of teh wake/funeral/lunch or to donate to teh church to have massss said for teh soul of the deceased.

It is very optional but it is not economic dependent. I have seen it done at wakes for people whom I knew to be well off.

Not being Catholic I haven't made a donation like that although occasionally I will donate in someones name to the charity in the death notice.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82157 Mar 12, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I promise I have other things to discuss than funerals, but I have to ask. Where y'all live, is it customary to give money to the family of the deceased money at or around the time of the funeral? I guess I understand why this would have been done in the past (before insurance was widely available) or if the community knows that the widow is left in great hardship, but I just don't get it sometimes.
My MIL received around $1300 in cards and envelopes at the wake, PLUS flowers, food baskets, etc. My FIL had life insurance and they have no dependents.
She is going to spend it all (plus some of her own $) on a memorial plaque with his name on it at the back of the church.
Not here it isn't, unless an education fund is set up for minor children. My dad got $60 handed to him by a some relatives at my mom's funeral and he was confused by it.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#82158 Mar 12, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Or this comment:
Great way to raise awareness for the cures for…
Wait…
Great way to raise awareness for the homle….
Wait…
Great way to raise awareness for the hungr…
Wait…
Great way to raise awareness for eliminating domsestic…
Wait…
What is this for? A day not to wear make-up for 1-day? Really?
I get the point the poster was trying to make, but I really dislike that rationale that just because something isn't as bad or as good as something else that it's not worthwhile on its own. "Why are you stopping me for speeding, someone is getting mugged right now." "Why are you criticizing me for x? At least I didn't y." "Why bother with this when that is so much worse?" I think it is sily to say, basically, that it's a waste to address young women's self-esteem because there are other worse problems.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Cedar Grove, TN

#82159 Mar 12, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I am liking the comments:
It makes me giggle a bit inside to see pictures of high school girls not wearing makeup for ONE DAY and posing with all these signs about inner beauty and then putting on the makeup the next day and going to class.
Inner beauty! Celebrate it 1/360th of the year!
They had a gallery in the Chive yesterday of porn stars with and without make-up. Very interesting. Some very naturally pretty. Many, not. But the difference it makes, along with the lighting in some cases, was astounding.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#82160 Mar 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I love it. I sent out a liked in request for recommendations(for those not on linked in, its where your professional contacts can write up a little testimonial to your greatness which is then visible to all who view your profile). One former co-worker emailed me back. Gave me his linkedin user id and password. Told me to write whatever I wanted.
I bet that's his password for other things, like his Facebook! "Hack" into it and troll him!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82161 Mar 12, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
I promise I have other things to discuss than funerals, but I have to ask. Where y'all live, is it customary to give money to the family of the deceased money at or around the time of the funeral? I guess I understand why this would have been done in the past (before insurance was widely available) or if the community knows that the widow is left in great hardship, but I just don't get it sometimes.
My MIL received around $1300 in cards and envelopes at the wake, PLUS flowers, food baskets, etc. My FIL had life insurance and they have no dependents.
She is going to spend it all (plus some of her own $) on a memorial plaque with his name on it at the back of the church.
I was either too young or not told about money we may have received when my grandparents passed away.

I can say that when a former coworker's wife passed away recently, an envelope was passed around with the condolence card. It had plenty of money in it when it came to me. And around here, we *know* how much people are making in retirement, so it couldn't really be about the family needing money. He's making plenty.

We post death notices in the elevator here (my mom called it the Doom and Gloom Room) and often there is listed some charity that donations can be made to, instead of sending flowers. I like that idea.

People want to do something. After all, we give for every other big life event; baby showers, wedding showers, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries. But gifts aren't appropriate for this big life event, so money is given instead. I see it as a way to show you care.

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