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“Colorful Beyond Words”

Since: May 11

"Always On The Go "

#83659 Apr 5, 2013
Hey... Hatti here and .. I'm gonna weigh in on the time/post count because .. "I" have both you beat.:)

AND , I have a full time job ... AND I do paperwork for a side home job .. AND I chase after two Teenagers ... LOL !!

Have A great Weekend!!

“Colorful Beyond Words”

Since: May 11

"Always On The Go "

#83660 Apr 5, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Yes, the Athletic Director at a University is in education. The athletes are not professionals, but student athletes. There is a reason that the NCAA has so many rules against boosters and non-University members getting too involved in influencing the student athletes (via gifts, etc). That's because these are still impressionable young men who are in a transitional stage in their lives. There are a few exceptions of people who have gone straight from high school to the NBA, but the ones with successful personal lives are the exceptions. The goal of the University should be to produce the most well-rounded students possible.
Agreed. Nice post!

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83661 Apr 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
I just asked if you had a job, your the one who created the drama about it. Simple yes or no would have ended the discussion yesterday, but noooo, you had to be flippant.
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Asking if someone has a job sounds pugnacious and in your face. Asking if you are working has a differrnt connotation, more inquisitive and less aggressive.

Since: Jan 10

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#83662 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
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I think every employee's primary responsibility is to the person giving them a paycheck.
I think it depends. A teacher's primary responsibility is to hizzer students, not the principal/school board. A doctor's primary responsibility is to hizzer patients, not the hospital or clinic.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83663 Apr 5, 2013
You're right!
BUT! One question remains unanswered...
Are you Hot?
(hint, all inet women are hot)
Hatti_Hollerand wrote:
Hey... Hatti here and .. I'm gonna weigh in on the time/post count because .. "I" have both you beat.:)
AND , I have a full time job ... AND I do paperwork for a side home job .. AND I chase after two Teenagers ... LOL !!
Have A great Weekend!!

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83664 Apr 5, 2013
..pot meet kettle...
PEllen wrote:
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Asking if someone has a job sounds pugnacious and in your face. Asking if you are working has a differrnt connotation, more inquisitive and less aggressive.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83665 Apr 5, 2013
Hatti_Hollerand wrote:
<quoted text>Agreed. Nice post!
Thanks! Always nice to have a new face around here :)

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#83666 Apr 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
..pot meet kettle...
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Nice to meet you, wanna spoon?

Pffft

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#83667 Apr 5, 2013
Oh sure. I go home sick from work and spend the entire afternoon sleeping, and THAT'S when you guys get interesting.
;)

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83668 Apr 5, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Everyone loves the 800 lb. gorilla, eh? Then how come in poll after poll of the most hated teams, you see the same names: Yankees, Lakers, USC, Notre Dame, Duke, Cowboys.
Reading comprehension fail. Everyone wants THEIR team to be the 800 pound gorilla. No one hopes for their team to be the underdog. You think any fan of the Yankees, Lakers, USC, Cowboys, Duke has any envy for the Cubs, Clippers, Akron Zips, Detroit Lions, or FGCU?

How many fans of those teams would gladly trade fortunes with the Yankees, Lakers, USC, Notre Dame, Duke, Cowboys and become the 800 pound gorilla instead of being its meal or sitting hungry watching the gorilla devour another victim?

If a team wins without breaking the rules, any complaints about how they did it are sour grapes and jealousy.

Since: Jan 10

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#83669 Apr 5, 2013
I want my teams to win, but if they lose, I don't really care much. I mean, I don't get emotionally invested to the degree where five minutesa fter a big loss, I'm still upset about it.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83670 Apr 5, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
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Really? No difference? Rutgers basketball players with zero NBA prospects as compared with athletes whose professinal-caliber potential was recognized when they were freshmen in high school, who had all kinds of people watching over them and watching out for them, who went into the NBA with advisors and agents and PR people, and you see no difference. Interesting. Do you really think that if any of them had gone to college, their coach would have even considered for one nanosecond kicking them or throwing a ball at their head or calling them a f'ing fa&&ot?
Sorry, did not know you were an NBA talent scout. She did not make any distinction based on talent. Just that they were not pros. Nowadays, by rule, they can't go straight to the NBA. So many of those players are one and done. But they now have to go to college. Based on Jess's statement, those players would be included in the group "college players". I stand by my statement.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83671 Apr 5, 2013
Oh, just admit he's right, it doesnt have to be true, but is saves a lot on time that you could better spend doing something else than chatting with an idiot.
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Reading comprehension fail. Everyone wants THEIR team to be the 800 pound gorilla. No one hopes for their team to be the underdog. You think any fan of the Yankees, Lakers, USC, Cowboys, Duke has any envy for the Cubs, Clippers, Akron Zips, Detroit Lions, or FGCU?
How many fans of those teams would gladly trade fortunes with the Yankees, Lakers, USC, Notre Dame, Duke, Cowboys and become the 800 pound gorilla instead of being its meal or sitting hungry watching the gorilla devour another victim?
If a team wins without breaking the rules, any complaints about how they did it are sour grapes and jealousy.

Since: Jan 10

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#83672 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, did not know you were an NBA talent scout. She did not make any distinction based on talent. Just that they were not pros. Nowadays, by rule, they can't go straight to the NBA. So many of those players are one and done. But they now have to go to college. Based on Jess's statement, those players would be included in the group "college players". I stand by my statement.
I think the one and done thing hurts college programs -- not just with basketball. They go to college, eat up some scholarship money, play for a year, then go pro. I'd rather that scholarship money go to student athletes who want to be a part of the program for four years.

However, they're doing what the rest of us would do: Get to making the big bucks as quickly as we're allowed.

Since: Jan 10

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#83673 Apr 5, 2013
Well, my weekend has changed. Tonight was date night. We were going to make tomato soup and grilled cheese, then go shopping for new softball cleats for me, then go back home to watch Sin city (i've seen it, Nick hasn't -- awesome movie).

But I've had some issues today. Then a coworker (who sits right next to me)has been sick for a week, and her husband has had similar issues the last couple of days, and she called to tell us her dehydrated husband passed out in the bathroom and had to go to the ER (this morning, she wasn't at work yet). They said he has the Syndey flu (which isn't covered by this season's flu shots). Two bags of IV fluids, CT scan (for the huge bump on his head), bruised ribs, among other things.

given that Nick has kids, I just couldn't risk this being a serious illness then getting them sick, which he greatly appreciates. But we were really looking forward to tonight. But I'd rather be home. Alone.

With no television (thanks to Comcast, but I'll have TV sometime next week).

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83674 Apr 5, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Well, my weekend has changed. Tonight was date night. We were going to make tomato soup and grilled cheese, then go shopping for new softball cleats for me, then go back home to watch Sin city (i've seen it, Nick hasn't -- awesome movie.
Have you ever tried goat cheese in tomato soup? It is really yummy, if you like goat cheese that is.

Sin City disturbed me for days. I doubt I'll ever watch it again.

“Colorful Beyond Words”

Since: May 11

"Always On The Go "

#83675 Apr 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
You're right!
BUT! One question remains unanswered...
Are you Hot?
(hint, all inet women are hot)
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Smokin' HOT , rich and famous !! It pays to be me :)

“Colorful Beyond Words”

Since: May 11

"Always On The Go "

#83676 Apr 5, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
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Thanks! Always nice to have a new face around here :)
Thanks . I've really enjoyed some of the discussions and the "sparring" amongst posters .

Since: Jan 10

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#83677 Apr 5, 2013
squishymama wrote:
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Have you ever tried goat cheese in tomato soup? It is really yummy, if you like goat cheese that is.
Sin City disturbed me for days. I doubt I'll ever watch it again.
I have! At a Greek place! Oh man great idea.

Since: Jan 10

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#83678 Apr 5, 2013
Feta cheese, actually. Yum.

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