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“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#83142 Mar 27, 2013
RACE wrote:
Honey, its balls ass cold there, I doubt I could say hello properly let alone talk about what i want to...
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It was like 60 today!

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83143 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Your ex boyfriend cheated on you, now he caught gonorrhea. That does not put a smirk on your face?

Some bitch that got into it with you on ladies night keys your car, then her parked car gets plowed into by someone who lost control of their car. Are you not going to be thinking "Karma's a bitch!"?

That guy who took the credit for your work on the big project and got a promotion out of it just got busted for insider trading. GOOD! Rot in jail you POS!

I don't think its out of the ordinary at all to take pleasure in the misfortune of people who you don't like.
That's too much energy put towards thinking about people I don't like. In general, I don't wish ill on people (I know your comment was directed at Sam, but I figured I could answer, too).

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83144 Mar 28, 2013

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83145 Mar 28, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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That's too much energy put towards thinking about people I don't like. In general, I don't wish ill on people (I know your comment was directed at Sam, but I figured I could answer, too).
Energy?

Your ex cheated on you. You broke up. You have moved on with your life. You don't think about him. Then 2 months later someone tells you he got the clap. It takes too much energy to smile about it?

I'm not suggesting people are sitting around spending time wishing misfortune to befall others. But when you come across news that exactly that has happened, you have 3 options: sorrow, glee, indifference. I think most people will experience some level of glee if misfortune befalls their enemies. A sense of "what goes around, comes around".

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83146 Mar 28, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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It was like 60 today!
I woke up to 34 degree weather.
I ogt out of mu car at work and it was still 45

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83147 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I woke up to 34 degree weather.
I ogt out of mu car at work and it was still 45
It is supposed to get that warm in Chicago today

Since: Jan 10

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#83148 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I woke up to 34 degree weather.
I ogt out of mu car at work and it was still 45
My coworker is heading to Florida for vacation in three weeks and is not pleased to hear the latest weather/temperature forecasts from there.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83149 Mar 28, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My coworker is heading to Florida for vacation in three weeks and is not pleased to hear the latest weather/temperature forecasts from there.
My kid's daycare is closed tomorrow. I had planned to take him to the water park. Now I need to come up with a different plan.

Since: Jan 10

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#83150 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>My kid's daycare is closed tomorrow. I had planned to take him to the water park. Now I need to come up with a different plan.
Heh we have several water parks here -- most are indoors!

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#83151 Mar 28, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>The went right by my building. You could not get across Clark St. The chants reverberated so it sounded like a riot and my windows face away from the noise.
I am finding Karen Lewis increasingly irritating. She is the CTU president. My impression is that as far as she is concerned if Emmanuel wants it,she is against it regardless what "it" is
She doesn't come across as someone who is really concerned for the kids.She just enjoys the power she has. What I don't get is if the charter schools are doing so much better then why can't the CPS regular schools do it too. I suspect it's unionism. I'm not anti-union but they tend not to be realistic in this economy.

Since: Jan 10

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#83152 Mar 28, 2013
dahgts wrote:
Thanks.

Since: Jan 10

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#83153 Mar 28, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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She doesn't come across as someone who is really concerned for the kids.She just enjoys the power she has. What I don't get is if the charter schools are doing so much better then why can't the CPS regular schools do it too. I suspect it's unionism. I'm not anti-union but they tend not to be realistic in this economy.
Oh, Chicago PUblic Schools. I thought CPS = Child protective services.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#83154 Mar 28, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Oh, Chicago PUblic Schools. I thought CPS = Child protective services.
That took me a minute too. LOL

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#83155 Mar 28, 2013
dahgts wrote:
She just enjoys the power she has... I suspect it's unionism. I'm not anti-union but they tend not to be realistic in this economy.
Isn't that typical, though?

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83156 Mar 28, 2013
It was 48 here yerterday when I was walking the mutt.
Had to switch hands every 2 minutes to let one warm back up.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I woke up to 34 degree weather.
I ogt out of mu car at work and it was still 45

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83157 Mar 28, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Energy?
Your ex cheated on you. You broke up. You have moved on with your life. You don't think about him. Then 2 months later someone tells you he got the clap. It takes too much energy to smile about it?
I'm not suggesting people are sitting around spending time wishing misfortune to befall others. But when you come across news that exactly that has happened, you have 3 options: sorrow, glee, indifference. I think most people will experience some level of glee if misfortune befalls their enemies. A sense of "what goes around, comes around".
I understand Tonka. One of my "friends" who dumped me described herself as "practically perfect in every way." She had a great hair, a good figure, two masters in fine arts, very creative and funny. Had a great job, nice house, cute kid and good husband (well, he's sort of a drama queen but he's an opera singer so what do you expect :D) and I was always slightly jealous. I never wished ill on them even after she treated me so shoddily.

But I heard a few months ago that they got a divorce and I couldn't help myself; I did a little happy dance. I've gone back to feeling bad for the kid and ex-husband but I was initially gleeful that Ms. Perfect had turned out not to be so perfect.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83158 Mar 28, 2013
I can tell it's spring, because I've acclimated to the cold. 30 degrees and sunny when I left the house and I didn't take a jacket, because it'll be like 45 when I leave work. Heat wave! Took the dogs for a walk yesterday with a windbreaker over a longsleeve t-shirt and was burning up.

The same temperatures in October and I'm breaking out the parka, gloves, and hats.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83159 Mar 28, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Isn't that typical, though?
Some people crave the spotlight and the attention. It is not confined to union leaders. Compare Donald Trump and his complaints about the wind farm offshore from the golf course he is buildingf in Scotland. Karen Lewis job is to represent a particular consituency, the teachers, on matters of wages hours and othr terms and conditions of employment. She has been speaking about Emmanuel closing school, not about protecting teacher jobs and assignements for those working in those schools. That is the mildest way I can describe her.

Donald Trump is someone I find distasteful overall but most of teh time, when he spouts off it is about real estate development or business stuff. Not always obviously.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83160 Mar 28, 2013
RACE wrote:
It was 48 here yerterday when I was walking the mutt.
Had to switch hands every 2 minutes to let one warm back up.
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They don't have gloves in Florida?

:D

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83161 Mar 28, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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They don't have gloves in Florida?
:D
Probably not. All my cold-weather gear has either been purchased up north or ordered online.
:)

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