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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93477 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Dog, of all the goofy roommate arrangements you have had, that one takes the cake.
Does your mom know? How does she feel about this?
Is he solvent enough to pay some rent or would that be stealing food from your mom's mouth?
Somewhere in all this there is a sitcom. I vote each of the Regs outline one week's show. We can call it, "Livin' in the Dog's House".
Any nominations for casting?
You know, in November is NaNoWriMo. You write a novel in one month. We could do it as a team with this being the topic!

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#93478 Nov 12, 2013
I did read the article, and knowing the owner has no bearing upon whether it is stealing or not.

I dont believe anyone will arrest you for not returning any item you find in a desk you purchased off of craigslist.
A noted observer wrote:
<quoted text>If you had read the article, they bought it on Craigslist from an individual. The rightful owner was easily identified.
It's good to hear there are honest people in the world, doing the right thing, especially when there are so many who are willfully *honest* about doing the wrong thing.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#93479 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Proposition:
My sister is trying to rope me int a 3K/5K walk/run near you on T-day morning... in costumes.
Interested? with or without costume? With or without girls?
Also, my assignment is to do the pumpkin pies for our family. I have the pumpkin on the kitchen table. My SIL's sister and family will not be attending ( our family drama). May I offer a pie to the DickieSquishy table?
You won't rope me in! I know I'll have too much to do.

But the pie sounds wonderful. Would you like to join us for dessert?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#93480 Nov 12, 2013
Re: holiday meals…

The second best thing I ever did was start using disposable anything I can, plates, flatware, cups, whatever. I don't need to impress anyone, especially since no one, and I mean no one helps cook or clean. Ingrates.

The BEST thing I did was send a mass text message informing them all that from this point on, including THIS year I will no longer be hosting or participating in any holiday activities including meals and if they wanted to do any of that stuff, they were on their own to work it out amongst themselves….I will be at Lenny's…errr Dennys.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#93482 Nov 12, 2013
Toj wrote:
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You know, in November is NaNoWriMo. You write a novel in one month. We could do it as a team with this being the topic!
Hmmmm. How many words is a novel?

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#93483 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Dog, of all the goofy roommate arrangements you have had, that one takes the cake.
Does your mom know? How does she feel about this?
Is he solvent enough to pay some rent or would that be stealing food from your mom's mouth?
Somewhere in all this there is a sitcom. I vote each of the Regs outline one week's show. We can call it, "Livin' in the Dog's House".
Any nominations for casting?
Guys, it's not that simple. One, he's getting out of the hospital tomorrow, and he had to miss his brother's funeral because of it. The stress of everything was just too hard on his ticker.

He's been a part of the family for 12 years. He did a lot to help my brother, he's done a lot to help me. If he needs to crash at my place for a few days, I'm not gonna say no.

And I just told my mother and she's fine with it. But admitted she won't be over to visit.

And if my current life was a TV show, it would NOT be a sit-com. It would be a drama show. Maybe with some ex-rated stuff thrown in for good measure.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93484 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmm. How many words is a novel?
50,000 words by Nov. 30. That's two weeks. If we get Sub, we'll be done in a week.:D

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#93485 Nov 12, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Guys, it's not that simple. One, he's getting out of the hospital tomorrow, and he had to miss his brother's funeral because of it. The stress of everything was just too hard on his ticker.
He's been a part of the family for 12 years. He did a lot to help my brother, he's done a lot to help me. If he needs to crash at my place for a few days, I'm not gonna say no.
And I just told my mother and she's fine with it. But admitted she won't be over to visit.
And if my current life was a TV show, it would NOT be a sit-com. It would be a drama show. Maybe with some ex-rated stuff thrown in for good measure.
Well, I hope he has a place to go soon and you're not stuck. It's not a great time of year to move, you know.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93486 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmm. How many words is a novel?
So we're writing a drama novel not a sitcom novel it seems.
Timmy

United States

#93487 Nov 12, 2013
Don't you mean it would be the Jerry Spring Show
edogxxx wrote:
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And if my current life was a TV show, it would NOT be a sit-com. It would be a drama show. Maybe with some ex-rated stuff thrown in for good measure.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#93488 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Hmmmm. How many words is a novel?
Oh, this might be helpful/interesting: http://nanowrimo.org/how-it-works

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#93489 Nov 12, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Thanksgiving: I'm probably going to have the first traditional one in I don't know how many years. Me and D, a meal we're actually going to cook ourselves (including whatever the smallest possible turkey is), and football. After how busy I've been at work (and will be through year end), a long weekend of relaxation sounds great.
If you just like white meat, you can get just the turkey breast. We do that and it's enough for 4 people, but not a crazy amount of leftovers.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93490 Nov 12, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You miss the migraine?
Haha :) I went to an acupuncturist today to try to get rid of my migraines. Hope this works!

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93491 Nov 12, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>Do you guys do anything after dinner? We all play board or card games together. That's the part we all look forward to.

Maybe have Dickie be in charge of the after dinner entertainment to get him involved.
Football!

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#93492 Nov 12, 2013
Toj wrote:
Since we're on the subject of Thanksgiving -- what is your favorite dish that you look forward to every year.

Mine is the old fashioned bread stuffing. I like tons of stuff at Thanksgiving, but the thing we usually get only at Thanksgiving that I like is that stuffing.

I love my Mother's stuffing. The stuff that my husband's family eats and raves about is too dry and tastes like crap. When my parents come to visit, we always make a turkey dinner.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#93493 Nov 12, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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Haha :) I went to an acupuncturist today to try to get rid of my migraines. Hope this works!
Yeah... let us know how that goes for ya.

I would probably just try Advil migraine?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#93494 Nov 12, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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If you just like white meat, you can get just the turkey breast. We do that and it's enough for 4 people, but not a crazy amount of leftovers.
She said traditional. It ain't traditional Thanksgiving unless there's a bird on the table. Additionally, she didn't mention family joining them. Fail. It ain't traditional Thanksgiving without the anguish of spending it with annoying relatives

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#93495 Nov 12, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>If you just like white meat, you can get just the turkey breast. We do that and it's enough for 4 people, but not a crazy amount of leftovers.
Thanks, I'll definitely look into that. D might be all about a turkey leg though, I'll find out.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#93496 Nov 12, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>She said traditional. It ain't traditional Thanksgiving unless there's a bird on the table. Additionally, she didn't mention family joining them. Fail. It ain't traditional Thanksgiving without the anguish of spending it with annoying relatives
Haha! Well I know that leftovers are a big deal....

D's dad and brother might join us but that's still up in the air.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#93497 Nov 12, 2013
Dinner = carrot chips & hummus, a PBJ sandwich, 4 slices of bacon, a hard boiled egg, and wine. Thanks, broken bridge (I work on the island and live on the mainland... Traffic sucks huge donkey balls when one of the bridges is out of commission), and so much for not drinking this week.

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