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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87322 Jun 17, 2013
Cool pictures (if you like history, architecture and stuff).

http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/hist...

Since: Jan 10

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#87323 Jun 17, 2013
Best line from Family Guy last night, just shared with two coworkers who laughed their butts off:

Quagmire gets settled into bed with his laptop. "Ah internet porn, I haven't done this in two weeks. I should weigh myself before and after."

Second best line came from Bob's Burgers:

Eugene: "Antrax tastes like babies!"

Since: Jan 10

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#87324 Jun 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
I will give my MIL credit for butting the hell out when we were planning our wedding. She'll be bringing the full crazy for this one, though.
Did she butt out, or did J just insulate you from her?:)(Or maybe it's different since that was a son (and older) getting married, rather than a young daughter.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87325 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Did she butt out, or did J just insulate you from her?:)(Or maybe it's different since that was a son (and older) getting married, rather than a young daughter.
No, she really didn't interfere. Yeah, I think that was the difference, the age/gender thing. And she still had SIL at home to keep her occupied with enough drama.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87326 Jun 17, 2013
Bob's Burgers is hilarious. I think there's laugh out loud moments in every show for me.

I was telling one friend about it, and he's like "Isn't that show kind of...weird?" Have we met? Of course it's weird.

Since: Jan 10

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#87327 Jun 17, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Bob's Burgers is hilarious. I think there's laugh out loud moments in every show for me.
I was telling one friend about it, and he's like "Isn't that show kind of...weird?" Have we met? Of course it's weird.
Nick tried talking one night when Bob's Burgers was on (he talks as much as any chick talks). Finally had to tell him to stfu if he expected to get any later on.

Since: Aug 09

Milwaukee, WI

#87328 Jun 17, 2013
squishymama wrote:
...So when W finally gets out of the bathroom, she asks me to come upstairs and she closes the door behind me. She proceeds to tell me that my eldest step-sister, H, has called off the wedding...
Wow, squishy, that's so terribly alarming. And the worst part is that there is nothing that you can do about it. I just was reading Wayne And Tamara right before I saw your post - and their column this week was how impossible it is to break people out of horrible relationships until they are ready.

So all you can do is protect yourself (or possibly the minor child - but all you have is hearsay - so you probably couldn't even help there)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87329 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Nick tried talking one night when Bob's Burgers was on (he talks as much as any chick talks). Finally had to tell him to stfu if he expected to get any later on.
Ha! I don't blame you...it's the little jokes that get me.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87330 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
Cool pictures (if you like history, architecture and stuff).
http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/hist...
Those are awesome. Thanks!:D

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87331 Jun 17, 2013
Toj wrote:
Cool pictures (if you like history, architecture and stuff).
http://photosilke.blogspot.co.at/2013/03/hist...
I have been to a number of those places, not just the ones in Chicago. he pictures are from 1900-1910 or so. I rember some of teh places from the early 60's and later. The Steel Pier in NJ was teh subject of a musical. The copper tailings from Houghton in the UP are still there as is /was the lighthouse at Charlevoix. It is a bit disconcerting to see how new and spruced up some of the boats and canopies are. The "happy" black family: the older woman would have been most likely born a slave.

Thanks.

Since: Jan 10

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#87332 Jun 17, 2013
Very short video:

Stillwater is a *Very* nice town 20 min. east of the Twin Cities. Nick is from there. Jessica Lange lived there while her kids were in school.

Old lady with rollers in her hair is busted stealing a very large, very heavy planter from a brewery:

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_234779...

Since: Jan 10

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#87333 Jun 17, 2013
Those photos were very cool. I copied one out from Pennsylvania -- the one with a big rock hanging over the road and railroad tracks -- and sent it to a work friend who's from PA. He szaid he knows the location well, has relatives who live 10 minutes from there, said that pic made his day and he was forwarding it on to his aunt and dad!:)

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87334 Jun 17, 2013
I love historic old pictures, too!

Since: Jan 10

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#87335 Jun 17, 2013
Heh the comments to the article about the plant stealer are hilarious,m but you have to be able to access facebook to read them (luckily, a friend pasted them into an email for me). Like:

"Hope she shit her pants when she lifted it up.

Since: Jan 10

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#87336 Jun 17, 2013
bored? This week's dear prudence (remembe,r she gets the WEIRDOS) live chat:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/dear-prudence-...

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87337 Jun 17, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Squishy- is it the 16 year old who is on a mission trip? Has anyone asked her if anything happened?Does she know what her mother is saying?
And , may I say, wow!
Yes, my 16 yo niece was on the mission trip and she just got back on Saturday afternoon. I don't know if anyone has talked to her, perhaps my middle step-sis (whom I think I will in the future refer to her as my good step-sister) will try today. If she can't get through (because her mother is running defense) I suspect she will call my niece's other aunt (bio-dad's sister) and see if she can make any sense out of what's happening.

And even if I felt I was close enough to talk to her about this, I'm not supposed to know about any of it.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87338 Jun 17, 2013
WhoIs_JohnGalt wrote:
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Wow, squishy, that's so terribly alarming. And the worst part is that there is nothing that you can do about it. I just was reading Wayne And Tamara right before I saw your post - and their column this week was how impossible it is to break people out of horrible relationships until they are ready.
So all you can do is protect yourself (or possibly the minor child - but all you have is hearsay - so you probably couldn't even help there)
Yup, it's a bad situation all around.

I think the best way I can help is to be there for my good step-sis; she's the one that will wade in and try and help and in the process get dumped on by everybody.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#87339 Jun 17, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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That tells me that they weren't all that interested in getting married, then, because you can get married for the cost of the license application. Judge's chambers = free wedding ceremony.
That's nonsense. By that line of thinking anyone who does not run down to the courthouse to get hitched and instead chooses to save money until they can afford to have the wedding/reception they want is not all that interested in getting married.

Just because you want the big show does not men that's the only thing you care about. It does not have to be one or the other

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87340 Jun 17, 2013
I feel like it's my birthday. Scrounging around in the fridge for dinner and there's still leftover deep dish from Friday night. Two teenagers in my house all weekend and that didn't disappear?

Since: Jan 10

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#87341 Jun 17, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>That's nonsense. By that line of thinking anyone who does not run down to the courthouse to get hitched and instead chooses to save money until they can afford to have the wedding/reception they want is not all that interested in getting married.
Just because you want the big show does not men that's the only thing you care about. It does not have to be one or the other
but in their case, they're a long ways off from being able to afford even a simple party. They aren't doing anything to save any money for it. With working adults out of school, you could say "well, we can't afford that party now but in a year we could." So the light's at the end of the tunnel.

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