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Five Things Friday

kjel

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1. Tomorrow is December 1st. This year flew by.
2. Going to get a tree tomorrow morning.
3. Mini brought home a flyer for Newark's Christmas tree lighting at Championship Plaza. She asked me if she could go because NJ Devil was going to be there. I told her we could because we were going to the Devils game at 7pm anyways.
4. On Sunday, Target will be selling gift cards for 10% off. You can purchase one up to $300. I will get one, so will RT as we do much of our household and grocery shopping there.
5. I hate rental unit inspections. Landlords are assholes.
 

Bubba

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4. On Sunday, Target will be selling gift cards for 10% off. You can purchase one up to $300. I will get one, so will RT as we do much of our household and grocery shopping there.
My favorite restaurant group here in Atlanta (the chef/owner has three restaurants) does something along these lines, although I think they add an extra 10% to the gift card (i.e. buy a $100 card, get $110 on it).
 

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1. busy 2 days dealing with found USTs
2. contractor hit an unmarked gas service line this morning
3. we've had 3 retirements this week - 1 dept. head & 2 PW division superintendents
4. finally getting over this week-long cold
5. I don't enjoy paperwork at all.
 
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1) Wife got a Christmas Bonus... but they took 40% out for taxes. :-{
2) We have a busy weekend ahead of us, plus I am going to spend some time in the shop tomorrow finishing the gifts that I am making for coworkers and neighbors.
3) My soon to be 10 year old made his own birthday invitations, then we ran them on our copier at home and he filled in the names. I wonder how many parents will call me asking of it is legit. He invited 5 and I anticipate 3 showing up.
4) With the storm coming this weekend makes me wonder if the kids will have school on Monday... I am thinking not.... which means I take the day off or working from home.
5) I am fearful that if I play "All I want for christmas is my two front teeth" it might offend a meth-head.
 
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1. A female friend invited herself to my place.
2. She does this late yesterday evening.
3. My place looks like a sty.
4. Something tells me we are going out.
5. Appliances are expensive y'all-had to replace a dryer.
 

Planit

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!. employee lunch today and it was decent (no iridescent ham) but I didn't win a door prize.
@. the longevity check was a nice little bump
#. I don't think I need to go to the grocery store before the snow hits
$. unfortunately there is no college football this weekend to watch
%. interesting discussion today with CM & ACM about future of this dept. (all good)
 
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1) In-law Christmas exchange this weekend.

2) First one we've been to in 3 years - and we won't be the center of attention.

3) Christmas Day we will be at my parents for part of the day.

4) The dog is not happy when the temp drops real low. She doesn't want to wear her jacket for every outing.

5) This year has flown by.
 
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1. I'll be happy to get my new dryer this weekend.
2. Laundromats are ok, but I prefer the convenience of doing it at home.
3. Plus, it's cheaper in the long run
4. It's officially Christmas-I'm playing George Winston's December cd.
5. One more week and I'm back in the air.
 

Planit

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1. It's a wet & cold Friday here
2. I thought today would be better than yesterday & it was but only very slightly
3. Seagulled by the CM again
4. I'm on hold right now with a catalog company who can't find my order I placed 3 days ago - grrr
5. I hope I reach the goal I sent for myself before the end of the year
 

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1. 5:wow:0 can't get here fast enough.
2. I'll be off next week
3. Do have to attend the obligatory 5:wow:1 Department party.
4. Guess that isn't so bad.
5. The Byrds were cool
 
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1) I just noticed that I might be able to complete all the items on my to-do list before I leave today. This is good because I am not going to come into the office at all next week, not going to check my e-mail, and might avoid the municipality to the best of my ability. I need a break.
2) I have determined that being healthy is out the window for the rest of the year. I am however forming a game plan to get back on course on January 2nd.
3) My kid's school as not called me yet today. This is surprising being that he does not do well on days where they don't follow the standardized schedule.
4) The fill from the bottom beer cups at sporting events is a neat idea, but I don't like it for the following reasons:
  • If you have a napkin in just the right place in the cup holder, your beer will leak.
  • The exterior of the cup looks like it comes in contact with the exterior of the filling port
  • The cups have a magnet ring and a small metal plate that is often branded, both of which add cost that the supplier is not going to eat, therefore it is more expensive for me.
5) My 10 year old told a cheerleader that she was hot last night at the hockey game... She said thank you and gave him a kiss on the cheek and told him that he was 'too cute'. I was proud of him.... then a creepy looking 50 year old who saw the interaction said told the other cheerleader that she was hot too.... she gave him a discused look. :lmao:
 

Planit

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1. Half-day today for me so that means I need to take care of this now
2. I gave my assistant Draught Beer Flavored Jelly Bellys for Christmas
3. I called 3 different people at NCDOT, nobody is in today
4. Pretty much done with Christmas shopping, just a few small items to get which should not involve a trip to the mall area
5. MERRY CHRISTMAS everyone!
 
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1. Christmas lunch part 2 today.
2. Motivation to get stuff done is rapidly disappearing
3. This time tomorrow I will be in the air again.
4. Dryer finally got installed last time
5. We have been dead today.
 

Planit

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1. Wednesday afternoon I had the first session of teaching The Girl how to drive a stickshift. My neck feels better now.
2. My brother sent us a Christmas card and it was unsealed when it arrived. It referenced the enclosed gift cards which were not enclosed. He is not happy with the USPS right now.
3. Mom is here for a few more days. She has made two of my favorite dishes since she's been here. I'm hoping for one more before she leaves.
4. Our dog got loose and took a turkey carcass off our neighbors back porch (the Police Chief's mother's house). Thank goodness it was just the carcass.
5. The traditional NYEve party we go to has been cancelled since the couple who host it have gone out of town. Gotta figure out new plans.
 
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1. Gave myself a Christmas gift
2. A 2019 WPA National Park poster calendar.
3. Wednesday/ very early Thursday morning was long and interesting.
4. Thanks to bad storms in Houston
5. I'm really tired of thunderstorms/heavy rain right now.
 
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1. The Mountain Goats "No Children" is sad, funny song
2. I normally don't like that type of music, but the song is great.
3. Somebody with mad internet skills could post it for me.
4. Next week is the first full work week in a while
5. Potentially busy weekend.
 

ktrems

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Been awhile:)

1. I got a new position as an Assistant Director. I'm very proud and happy where I am.
2. I needed to have 25 posts to be able to put up a job advertisement, and I needed 1 more so I figured Id say hello to all of you! Sorry I haven't been around much, but I do think of the Cyburbia community often.
3. I got a virtual reality headset for the holidays. It gives me motion sickness, but I keep trying anyways. 10/10 do not recommend virtual roller coasters.
4. Glad the holidays are over; I haven't taken my tree down yet though... I dont know what that say about me.
5. One of the coworkers is going to another job, so we are all going to lunch today. Someone had the bright idea to order early, and I had to figure out what I wanted before I was even hungry. Hardest decision ever.
 

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1) Another cold & wet Friday...but at least it's Friday!
2) De-Christmasing the house this weekend and putting it back in the attic
3) There were only 2 items I had to return (a sweater and a shirt) from this year's haul of gifts.
4) I was disappointed in the LFC v MCFC result yesterday, but of what I got to see, it was a great game
5) Mrs. P came home yesterday exhausted and with a headache. She went to bed @ 6:30. She said all the crazy hours and happenings over the last 2 weeks did a number on her.
 
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