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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87716 Jun 25, 2013
Well, you may as well act it, you certainly look it.
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87717 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
"reputable" being the key word. My friend's family is full of religious people (and lots of marriages at 18/19, then pregnancy, then divorce by 21). Some are missionaries who live very high on the hog (somehow, someone donates their million dollar homes to these people to live in when they're not off doing their missionary work) but seem to do missionary work less than half the year.
My friend doesn't know how these relatives earn any money.
You don't, really, as far as I can tell. Even with the reputable organizations, I don't see how you can retire when you've made that your career. Especially since she's trying to live in the most expensive city in the world.

I don't think my sister grasps that I've been socking away money in to a 401K since I was 19 and our dad didn't just *decide* to retire when he did. We ate generic Fruit Loops and wore garage sale clothes for a reason growing up.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87718 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....
Nice! I love weekend birthdays.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87719 Jun 25, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
You don't, really, as far as I can tell. Even with the reputable organizations, I don't see how you can retire when you've made that your career. Especially since she's trying to live in the most expensive city in the world.
I don't think my sister grasps that I've been socking away money in to a 401K since I was 19 and our dad didn't just *decide* to retire when he did. We ate generic Fruit Loops and wore garage sale clothes for a reason growing up.
My friend's FIL just retired. In his 50s, doesn't have much money, wife works in retail. She has no clue why the dad thinks this is smart, to retire at 55 when you don't have a lot socked away (no health issues, etc.). HIs parents are cheap (go out to dinner with them and they say things like, "So, is this on you?" to their son -- ON HIS BIRTHDAY). She's worried they're going to run out of money and then expect their two sons to pony up cash (and it's not like they spent money on their kids -- they didn't).

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87720 Jun 25, 2013
So a couple of girls in my department got me a little bakery box of treats for my birthday. I stuck the box in the fridge here at work with a note: "Every time someone steals food, a kitten dies. Just something to think about...." Someone stuck a note below my note (typed, so I don't know who): "It's called population control. Thanks for the cake!" (They did not actually steal anything)
:)

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87721 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So a couple of girls in my department got me a little bakery box of treats for my birthday. I stuck the box in the fridge here at work with a note: "Every time someone steals food, a kitten dies. Just something to think about...." Someone stuck a note below my note (typed, so I don't know who): "It's called population control. Thanks for the cake!" (They did not actually steal anything)
:)
Heh. That belongs at passiveaggressivenotes.com .

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#87722 Jun 25, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Bird brains, all of them

You can tell which one is the leader though. The pecking order is clear

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87723 Jun 25, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Hello regs!
I celebrated my birthday by pretending to be 21 and staying out super late on Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Sunday - my actual birthday - and yesterday (I took a vac day from work) were pretty chill and relaxing.
Now the countdown to football season starts....
Happy birthday! Sounds like you celebrated your birthday exactly how you wanted to.
dahgts

Chicago, IL

#87724 Jun 25, 2013
is the "cup crawl" around bars and restaurants the Hawks did today done in all cities that win?
Great thing to do.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#87725 Jun 25, 2013
dahgts wrote:
is the "cup crawl" around bars and restaurants the Hawks did today done in all cities that win?
Great thing to do.
A few people here have said they saw the Cup this morning.

Since: Nov 11

Yellow Springs, Ohio

#87726 Jun 25, 2013
Chicago Blackhawks

NHL Champs!

Well done,CONGRATS!

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#87727 Jun 25, 2013
Nick predicted this half-way into the short season, said the Blackhawks had dominated from the beginning and just didn't let up.

Congrats!:)

But half way through the series, he switched to rooting for the Bruins b/c the Blackhawks fans have been kind of obnoxious. ;)~

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87728 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Nick predicted this half-way into the short season, said the Blackhawks had dominated from the beginning and just didn't let up.

Congrats!:)

But half way through the series, he switched to rooting for the Bruins b/c the Blackhawks fans have been kind of obnoxious. ;)~
Woo! In your face, Nick! Woo!

I will see myself out now.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#87729 Jun 25, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Nick predicted this half-way into the short season, said the Blackhawks had dominated from the beginning and just didn't let up.
Congrats!:)
But half way through the series, he switched to rooting for the Bruins b/c the Blackhawks fans have been kind of obnoxious. ;)~
When the Hawks had that superb string of 23(?) wins at the beginning of the season, one of the sportscasters quote a statistic that teams with prolonged winning streaks usually won the Stanley Cup.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#87730 Jun 25, 2013
Some people's stupidity is boundless.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22666896/woman-arre...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#87731 Jun 25, 2013
http://lifehacker.com/what-should-i-do-now-th...

What Should I Do Now That I've Bought a House?

Danthemanic:"Don't worry about filling the extra space. It'll be full of crap before you know it. Always keep at least one 'nice' guest room. You never know when your parents or friends will be in town and need a place to crash."

JamWow: "Or don't keep the extra room. Perhaps you don't want the visitors!!!!:)"

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87732 Jun 25, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Some people's stupidity is boundless.

http://www.wbtv.com/story/22666896/woman-arre...
Ah, yes. The rules are for everyone else, not for me. Her poor kid...

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#87733 Jun 25, 2013
Color of Law.

The appearance or semblence, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of the state, is action taken under "color of the law."

Black's Law Dictionary

“Not a real reg”

Since: Jan 13

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#87735 Jun 26, 2013

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#87736 Jun 26, 2013
DOMA struck down. Still wailing to hear bout CA

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