“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94651 Dec 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Love you guys.

I'm trying to get better at using the L word. It's not something my family says a lot, but my girlfriends do a lot, so I'm warming up to it.
You are missed here! I "stalked" your CaringBridge the other day and filled J in a little. I know you are struggling, but your humor and candidness in the face of such a shyte situation are freaking amazing. Keep positive.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#94652 Dec 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Perhaps.
Except that the stores that have been sold thus far ( 15 stores) have gone to companies whose work force is unionized.
Both Jewel and Mariano's are union shops. The 11 Mariano-acquired stores terminated everyone and have held job fairs. The press announcement says that everyone has to reapply and that there is no preference given to existing Dominick's employees. To that extent the sale negated seniority systems, but they will still be a union shop.
That leaves roughly 57 stores which will close and have no present plans for re-opening. Separate and apart from the union issues, that leaves some very significant service area gaps, mostly in the city proper. It is hard to explain because even a minority focused chain like Moo and Oink couldn't keep in business.
What I found rather interesting were the things on the shelves that were not sold. I assumed that the checkout computers provided data on inventory and that the store could stock its shelves with things that sold at that particular store and drop or reduce shelf space for slow moving items. I am aware that food manufacturers can purchase prime shelf placement and that there is a competition for shelf space, but even so, if the items don't sell, no one makes money.
(Are you old enough to member the newspaper columns called Bag Boy about a guy at the Treasurer Island on Wells? As I recall they ran in the Daily News.They made it int a play, too)
I remember that. That's the only thing I liked that Bob Greene wrote. He ended up resigning in a scandal when he was having a relationship while he was married with a HS student.

From Wikipedia for details:

"In September 2002 Greene was forced to resign from his newspaper column after admitting to an extramarital sexual relationship 14 years earlier with a high school student. The student had visited Greene at work for a school project and became the subject of one of his columns. Admission of the affair attracted considerable attention, partly because Greene had made a name for himself as an advocate for abused children and family values, notably in his bestselling Good Morning, Merry Sunshine: A Father's Journal of His Child's First Year. Neil Steinberg said on CNN that Greene was "famous for using his position as a columnist... to try to get women into bed."

The woman with whom Greene had a relationship was 17, legal age in Illinois, and had graduated from high school in the months between their first meeting and his invitation to take her out to dinner. Their sole hotel tryst was euphemistically described in the Chicago Tribune as a "sexual encounter that stopped short of intercourse," and Greene told Esquire that he demurred at going further, telling her, "You should wait to do this with someone you love".

Four months after Greene's resignation from the Chicago Tribune, his wife Susan died of heart failure following a month-long respiratory illness."

Heh. I knew I didn't like him. I did like the Treasure Island stories, though.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#94653 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
I can understand it. I wouldn't have done it if I was him, probably. I'm not that kind. But I used to be in competitive swimming when I was younger and you see the same people year after year that are your "rival". There's a lot of training and what's in your head in the miles of swimming practices in the pool is how you're going to beat your rival the next time. It's motivation. Also, many of your rivals are really your good friends. They become your good friends b/c you see them all the time. Just b/c they're your friend, though, doesn't mean you don't want to have a faster time than them.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#94654 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
Some of us try.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94655 Dec 18, 2013
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.

I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#94656 Dec 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.
we have granola bars in a canister on the floor in the pantry so the kids can get to it. Someone forgot to close the lid and the door. Came home and found 9 wrappers and granola remnants in the dog bed and on several spots on the couch

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#94657 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
Who brings their kid up this way anymore?
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/flor...
Feel so jaded, in that everytime i see a story like that...i automatically see some dominating parent's behind it, trying to draw some positive attention toward their own child......like stage parents.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94658 Dec 18, 2013
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#94659 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
I hope so, He's looking much better today, I can see he's starting to put more weight on it.
<quoted text>
We had an elderly dog with arthritic hips....found out that they can have glucosamine-chondroitin in the generic human pill form, and it did wonders for all joint difficulties.....i just mixed one pill into her dinner.....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#94660 Dec 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide.
Um... how did you do that, exactly?

Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94661 Dec 18, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Um... how did you do that, exactly?
Do they actually ingest the peroxide? Isn't THAT poisonous?
That was the fun part. I had a small plastic syringe from some other dog medication. It took several syringes full for each dog--I need to get a bigger one to have on hand if it happens again. Syringe full, bit of cheese, syringe full, bit of cheese and so on. I guess it's not, it just foams up and makes 'em barf pretty quickly.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#94662 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
They didn't charge you?
cookies AND a gift card.
<quoted text>
Hmm...It's right near a McDonalds, but a Starbucks gift card might be better.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94663 Dec 18, 2013
I am going to discuss this with vet when we return. His dry food has glucosamine in it, but I want to bump it up.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> We had an elderly dog with arthritic hips....found out that they can have glucosamine-chondroitin in the generic human pill form, and it did wonders for all joint difficulties.....i just mixed one pill into her dinner.....

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#94664 Dec 18, 2013
Bag Time wrote:
<quoted text>It's not hard. Google is your friend. It brings me no joy. Martin, a guy I post with elsewhere suggested a few tips when I showed him that post from Sub I brought up last week where Sub had once been wondering who of the initial Chicago regulars had been in on Angelique's scam. About half of them scattered after she scampered off to do pretty much the same thing, elsewhere on Topix.'She' leaves a pretty easy trail. I think she's lost her edge.
What was her scam? I just heard she wasn't who she said she was and it was something that happened when I was on a break for awhile. Why is that a big deal? Did she steal money from people or something? What was the scam?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#94665 Dec 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My idiot fur beasts got ahold of a pack of Orbit gum last week, which is poisonous to dogs. I had to call the emergency vet and they had me induce vomiting with hydrogen peroxide. That was a lot of minty smelling vom, but everyone is okay.
I need to bring the emergency vet some cookies one of these nights. I'm pretty sure it's like $150 per animal to walk in the door and I'd have had to haul in both.
I'm glad they are OK! Look on the bright side, minty puke is better than pukey puke!

The big question, though... did they learn to blow bubbles???

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#94666 Dec 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
I am going to discuss this with vet when we return. His dry food has glucosamine in it, but I want to bump it up.
<quoted text>
Alway's remember, the Vets have their own expensive versions of these drugs.......also, if possible talk to as many other dog owners as you can.....for your own benefit.....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#94667 Dec 18, 2013
I will, actually my buddy was telling me the same thing about the glucoesamine. I have just switched to this vet, after my cat passed away last month, the place I had used left such a bitter taste in my mouth, I decided to switch. This place seems very nice, they volunteered to work up estimates of costs so I could choose what I wanted done, the other place would have not done that unless I specifically asked. They would have gone straight to the $$ option.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Alway's remember, the Vets have their own expensive versions of these drugs.......also, if possible talk to as many other dog owners as you can.....for your own benefit.....
A thought

Hoffman Estates, IL

#94668 Dec 18, 2013
Stina2 wrote:
<quoted text>
What was her scam? I just heard she wasn't who she said she was and it was something that happened when I was on a break for awhile. Why is that a big deal? Did she steal money from people or something? What was the scam?
IDK what 'her' endgame was. It might simply have been for the self aggrandizement of pulling off a big troll game on people, making them think she was a 'therapist' and having them take tests to see if they were introverts.. race admires 'her' troll capabilities and he kept up with her. Sub still does, as well. She's been doing this on several forums. I hope she wasn't stealing money from anyone but it's typical that after people are scammed they are embarrassed and don't advertise what happened to them. A lot of people quit posting after 'she' left. Ask EEE or teri or Garth if you keep up with them, if they really existed after all. I mean- she portrayed you as some sort of "kitten with a whip" for some reason. IDK why. Do you? I called Angelique770 on 'her' BS. She got pizzed and held a grudge. Does that HAVE to make sense? Or, do we just accept the story about the government not picking up her grant to study Topix and she went off to travel the world with her Secret Service husband?

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#94669 Dec 18, 2013
A thought wrote:
<quoted text>IDK what 'her' endgame was. It might simply have been for the self aggrandizement of pulling off a big troll game on people, making them think she was a 'therapist' and having them take tests to see if they were introverts.. race admires 'her' troll capabilities and he kept up with her. Sub still does, as well. She's been doing this on several forums. I hope she wasn't stealing money from anyone but it's typical that after people are scammed they are embarrassed and don't advertise what happened to them. A lot of people quit posting after 'she' left. Ask EEE or teri or Garth if you keep up with them, if they really existed after all. I mean- she portrayed you as some sort of "kitten with a whip" for some reason. IDK why. Do you? I called Angelique770 on 'her' BS. She got pizzed and held a grudge. Does that HAVE to make sense? Or, do we just accept the story about the government not picking up her grant to study Topix and she went off to travel the world with her Secret Service husband?
This still makes no sense. Even if someone took some introvert tests and the like, how is that a scam? They have those in magazines all the time. And why would anyone be embarrassed about that? Maybe there's more to it that I am missing, but that isn't anything remotely close to what a scam is. You rarely know who you are talking to, but I can attest that a lot of the people from back then do exist. All in all, I am not sure why it's such a big deal anyway that some people are even bringing it up years later. It's a bit crazy-town, if you ask me. It's like constantly dragging up an argument you had with a cashier on April 10, 1996 about the price of gum. It really doesn't matter. <smh> Obviously I am missing something here.

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#94670 Dec 18, 2013
I splurged and bought the cats a really expensive dry food, one of those all natural things with dried blueberries, etc. "Blue" something in the label, etc. they weren't too jazzed about it. I feed them all the canned they can eat, so rose was eating a lot of canned food. Cheap canned food, so she was crapping like a hungover frat boy (seriously, there were things in there that were so huge, it had to hurt). Then I ran out of IAMS, which I was mixing with the new expensive stuff. The couple of times I made it to the store (I no longer am driving), they were out of their IAMS. Then I gave up on trying to get them to eat the expensive dry and started feeding it to the stray toms that came to my back porch.

I started feeding my cats the cheap clearance crap from Walmart that I had bought for the stray toms. They liked it okay. Rose would eat all the canned she was given, then finish Mia's. She was becoming a real pig.

Finally got a bag of IAMS and now Rosie camps out and chows on dry, wants far less canned, and the litter box looks much better. She walks away before eating all the canned she is given. So she isn't a huge pig, the poor girl just was hungry without her favorite dry food!

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