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Since: Jun 09

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#82196 Mar 12, 2013
angela wrote:
Have you heard about this hilarious, awesome obituary?
http://www.bradfordokeefe.com/obituaries/Harr...
That's priceless

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#82197 Mar 12, 2013
one of my cousins works for a large food service comapny that does school lunch services. one of "his" school's lunch ladies took up a collection for him... that is blowing his mind, and boggles mine. I think the thoguht behind it was that they all chipped in for transportation for him to get here for the funeral. these ladies make just a little over minimum wage, so each dollar is precious to htem.

but then, the lunch ladies also took up a collection for him to go to a major concert in antoher city, so we kinda don't get that. maybe on that one they were living vicariously... or driving a couple counties over is "traveling"... <shrug>

“It made sense at the time....”

Since: May 09

Des Plaines, IL

#82198 Mar 12, 2013
angela wrote:
Have you heard about this hilarious, awesome obituary?
http://www.bradfordokeefe.com/obituaries/Harr...
wonder who wrote it... the old man, good friend or family member...

love the idea of "never losing a game of competetive sickness", "fashion house Fruit of the Loom," and his elastic waist shorts worn over the navel.

and i thoguht that my grandparents would get irked at how long my gramma's obit was, given that we listed a lot of descendents... only my parents & aunt/uncle were listed by name, the rest of us were lumped in by generation,...

Since: Jan 10

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#82199 Mar 12, 2013
I'm told by the news reporter that his daughter wrote it.

The more poor you are, the more people who will give money to help pay for the funeral, even if its just a few bucks.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#82200 Mar 13, 2013

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#82201 Mar 13, 2013

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#82202 Mar 13, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
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.

"It's a no checking league, but accidents happen" ... yeah like accidentally on purpose! lol

Since: Jan 10

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#82203 Mar 13, 2013
NIck took his (very small) 6yo to hockey practice last weekend. Nick said the coach's first words: "Alex, no checking!" Heh.(He gets away with it b/c he's so tiny.)

Hockey fans: Check out last night's Wild-Ducks game. Souter got a CRAZY on-purpose elbow to the head, out with a concussion, the other guy got a 5 minute major, kicked out of the game, and he'll get a suspension from the league as well.

Since: Jan 10

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#82204 Mar 13, 2013
Good morning. Just saying "hi."

L8r, sk8rs.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#82205 Mar 13, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Good morning. Just saying "hi."
L8r, sk8rs.
After 'while, crocodile

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#82206 Mar 13, 2013
Another wake for a friend's father tomorrow night. This makes 3 in one week. This sh!t can stop for a while.

I need some online distractions today - this is a "just for the next 5 minutes" kind of day. What do you guys have for me?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#82207 Mar 13, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Another wake for a friend's father tomorrow night. This makes 3 in one week. This sh!t can stop for a while.
I need some online distractions today - this is a "just for the next 5 minutes" kind of day. What do you guys have for me?
This morning I woke up thinking it's Friday. I don't know why this week is draaaaagging.

I think I have a hair stuck to the inside of my sweater and it's tickling my upper stomach.

Last night my friend A and I attempted to go to the World Baseball Classic in Miami but traffic sucked so bad that we gave up and went to the Hard Rock instead. We sat at an outdoor bar and had a couple of appetizers and one drink each (home by 11:30!) and there was a foursome at a table about 20 feet away from us passing a joint like we're in Denver or something. Balls!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#82208 Mar 13, 2013
And you did not tell me? Why?
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
This morning I woke up thinking it's Friday. I don't know why this week is draaaaagging.
I think I have a hair stuck to the inside of my sweater and it's tickling my upper stomach.
Last night my friend A and I attempted to go to the World Baseball Classic in Miami but traffic sucked so bad that we gave up and went to the Hard Rock instead. We sat at an outdoor bar and had a couple of appetizers and one drink each (home by 11:30!) and there was a foursome at a table about 20 feet away from us passing a joint like we're in Denver or something. Balls!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#82209 Mar 13, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Another wake for a friend's father tomorrow night. This makes 3 in one week. This sh!t can stop for a while.
I need some online distractions today - this is a "just for the next 5 minutes" kind of day. What do you guys have for me?
My MIL purchased the girls' easter dresses yesterday. I had in mind the big poofy-skirt kind in some pastel. They came home with what my mother would describe as hooker-inspired dresses (it's so sad that I can hear her saying that in my head). They aren't really *that* bad, but the styling is more grown-up than what I might have chosen.

I think it's the purple leopard print that has me upset. I'm just not seeing that as easter-y, yanno?

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#82210 Mar 13, 2013
I am having trouble adjusting to the spring ahead thing. My body likes to wake up @7 every day, and it does not understand that 7 is now 8.

I am on a soft boiled egg for breakfast kick. Have 1 jumbo egg soft boiled then I cut it up on a slice of toast. Mmmm the semi cooked yolk is delish.

I want to be the hair stuck in JMW's sweater.
Jess in NJ wrote:
Another wake for a friend's father tomorrow night. This makes 3 in one week. This sh!t can stop for a while.
I need some online distractions today - this is a "just for the next 5 minutes" kind of day. What do you guys have for me?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#82211 Mar 13, 2013
RACE wrote:
And you did not tell me? Why?
<quoted text>
Very last-minute, and we were only there for an hour.

If you had Facebook, you would've seen our check-in though!
;)

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#82212 Mar 13, 2013
I have no idea what your check-in is, but I am thinking of having my daughter set me up on FB when she comes down.
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Very last-minute, and we were only there for an hour.
If you had Facebook, you would've seen our check-in though!
;)

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#82213 Mar 13, 2013
RACE wrote:
<quoted text>I have no idea what your check-in is, but I am thinking of having my daughter set me up on FB when she comes down.
I think that's a great idea! You can be my friend ;)

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#82214 Mar 13, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
What do you guys have for me?
Just waking up. Realized that no one ran the dishwasher last night. <sigh> So now I'm listening to it at 8:30 in the morning which is just annoying.

Gonna work on my paper that's due Friday. It's written, but it needs to be edited and polished up. Wishing I was unethical enough to pay one of those writing services to just do it for me. Maybe next quarter...I keep saying that. I keep writing my own papers...damn integrity.

Thinking that I might have to spend my break driving to California and picking up my sister before her POS husband gets out of jail in April. As much as I need to get away, I don't want to drive 3000 (round trip) miles all by myself. No, she can't help drive back, she has no license currently. <sigh>

I'm thinking of organizing some kind of relay system. My niece (who just got her car stolen...her husband's car, so they are down to one car driving from San Jose to (near) Bakersfield and picking her up, then a friend in Sacramento can get her from SJ to Sac, then maybe get someone to get her to Oregon...that's where I get stuck.

No one to drive her through Oregon, so I would have to go at least to the OR/CA border area, but that would work I guess, at least I would only have to do 1/2 of WA and then OR and not 1/2 of CA as well. All of this because (for reasons I don't understand) she has no/can't get an ID right now to just get on the damn bus/train. <sigh again>

How's that so far?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#82215 Mar 13, 2013
RACE wrote:
I am thinking of having my daughter set me up on FB when she comes down.
<quoted text>
DO IT! C'mon be one of the cool kids.

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