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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

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Neda, stay with me!

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May 8, 2013
 

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I love fat jokes!
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>The Abby column is a pitch to buy her Cookbooklet. The second letter is from somone who is offended by being called fat before she goes to law school. I have now saved you precious moments of your life.
You're welcome.

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#85297
May 8, 2013
 
I am probably going to regret this, but I think it is important to share data to help balance emotion.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/...

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#85298
May 8, 2013
 
Oh, I should have warned that it is about gun crime data.

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Evanston IL

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#85299
May 8, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I missed the shows where the police commissioner became a good guy!!!
Eh, he's not *that* good. He has his own agenda (not sure exactly what it is, of course) and would put Nick in danger to achieve it.

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#85300
May 8, 2013
 
You people need to pick up your game here. So few posts to respond to, I am actually getting work done. If this keeps up, they are going to expect this level of performance from me.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

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#85301
May 8, 2013
 
So Dickie did not get the new job. The guy that quit decided he'd made a huge mistake and was able to get his old job back. Grrr.

But the department really liked him, so they're working on finding some money to add another position. We'll see how that goes; neither of us is holding our breath, especailly since he still not making his numbers in the sales gig. His new territory sucks so he's still worried about getting fired. Very stressful for Dickie right now.
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On a happier note, I'm leaving early today to surprise Lulu at a school performance. I can't wait to see the look on her face!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

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#85302
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I am probably going to regret this, but I think it is important to share data to help balance emotion.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/...
Thank you for sharing this!!!
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

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#85303
May 8, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
So Dickie did not get the new job. The guy that quit decided he'd made a huge mistake and was able to get his old job back. Grrr.
But the department really liked him, so they're working on finding some money to add another position. We'll see how that goes; neither of us is holding our breath, especailly since he still not making his numbers in the sales gig. His new territory sucks so he's still worried about getting fired. Very stressful for Dickie right now.
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On a happier note, I'm leaving early today to surprise Lulu at a school performance. I can't wait to see the look on her face!
So sorry to hear that!!! I hope they find a spot for him soon!!!

And Lulu will be thrilled! I did that once for lunch with my daughter and you would have thought she saw a ghost!!!

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#85304
May 8, 2013
 
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.

“reign in blood”

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#85305
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I am probably going to regret this, but I think it is important to share data to help balance emotion.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/...
Couldn't imagine why people might think that. But I'm sure it has nothing to do with the liberal media or their agenda....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

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#85306
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison was an easy read. Not easy subject matter, really, but it reeled me in.

Jeanette Walls - Half-Broke Horses and The Glass Castle, both good.

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress

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May 8, 2013
 

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ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
I'm a sci-fi girl mostly but I'm thinking about re-reading some of the Diana Gabaldon stuff. Sorta sci-fi sorta historical romance, definitely entertaining fluff.

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Miami, FL

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#85308
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
Carl Hiaasen, John Grisham, Nicholas Evans (not as mindless, but still simple reading).

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#85309
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I am probably going to regret this, but I think it is important to share data to help balance emotion.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/...
Not sure Chicago s following that trend....and even after emptying so much public housing on the southside into the suburbs, over the years.....Should we say, failed federal social engineering?

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Miami, FL

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#85310
May 8, 2013
 
RACE wrote:
You people need to pick up your game here. So few posts to respond to, I am actually getting work done. If this keeps up, they are going to expect this level of performance from me.
I second this! Motion carried. Start being entertaining, everyone.

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May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
...Tom Clancy.....

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#85312
May 8, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Couldn't imagine why people might think that. But I'm sure it has nothing to do with the liberal media or their agenda....
This is similar to what the Free Range Kids movement talks about. It's safer now than ever before to be a kid, but many parents feel it's more dangerous than ever. The media has something to do with that; we only hear about the few kids that have something bad happen to them, not the millions of others who have nothing bad happen to them. It skews how we perceive the danger in the world.
Stina

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#85313
May 8, 2013
 
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I'm off to the library to check out some books. Quick, throw out some suggestions! I have read every Janet Evanovich, Linda Fairstein, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Kathy Reichs book avail - just to give you an idea of the mindless fluff I read for a quick escape from reality.
Just finished "Honeymoon" by Patterson and really enjoyed it! If you like Dean Koontz, try "Fear Nothing" or "Tick Tock". Both were EXCELLENT and fun to read!!!

I have enought stress, I like to read fun stuff, too!

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May 8, 2013
 
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison was an easy read. Not easy subject matter, really, but it reeled me in.

Jeanette Walls - Half-Broke Horses and The Glass Castle, both good.

Mennonite In A Little Black Dress
Darn it, I wrote down bastard out of Carolina after you recommended it, but couldn't find where I had written it this morning and couldn't think of it!

I liked Mennonite.

I picked up The Secret Life of Bees as one of my books. Anyone read that?

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#85315
May 8, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>I'm a sci-fi girl mostly but I'm thinking about re-reading some of the Diana Gabaldon stuff. Sorta sci-fi sorta historical romance, definitely entertaining fluff.
I have read some of her stuff, but she is not able to hold my attention through the whole book (tried more than one to make sure it wasn't just that subject). Not sure what it is about her writing, since I have read several other verbose authors without issue.

I may have to try again in the future, though :)

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