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Post by gator » Tue Sep 14 12:13 pm

It's the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months...
- Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.
- The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn't repeat if I tried... lol!!!).
- The random hugs and kisses and "I love you Jeremy" from all 3 three.

Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!
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Post by davescharf » Tue Sep 14 12:24 pm

gator wrote:
Tue Sep 14 12:13 pm
It's the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months...
- Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.
- The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn't repeat if I tried... lol!!!).
- The random hugs and kisses and "I love you Jeremy" from all 3 three.

Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!
Have you taken the youngest to a Home Depot build it kids workshop yet? I’d assume they will start those up again soon if they haven’t already but my daughter enjoyed going to build something there
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Post by gator » Tue Sep 14 12:34 pm

davescharf wrote:
Tue Sep 14 12:24 pm
gator wrote:
Tue Sep 14 12:13 pm
It's the little and simple things I find as a simple pleasure of being a new dad of 3 kids in the last nearly 5 months...
- Taking one with me to Home Depot or Cub for a quick errand.
- The youngest one calling for me after we put the kids to bed and wanting me to tell her a story (a random story that I just make up and I couldn't repeat if I tried... lol!!!).
- The random hugs and kisses and "I love you Jeremy" from all 3 three.

Makes this whole new life for me A LOT more appreciated!!!
Have you taken the youngest to a Home Depot build it kids workshop yet? I’d assume they will start those up again soon if they haven’t already but my daughter enjoyed going to build something there
I’ve taken the middle and youngest and they have brought home kits to make at home.
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Post by YoungEagle » Tue Sep 14 2:14 pm

Grew up watching this cartoon. Hilarious Snidely Whiplash reference.

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Post by Zwak » Tue Sep 14 2:30 pm

davescharf wrote:
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Took my 4 year old daughter to Valleyfair Sunday afternoon, pretty much against my wife's wishes, oh well, and she had an absolute blast!! Even wanted to go on Wild Thing even though she is too short - "Look how fast that one is Daddy, lets go on that!" She is going to share her Dad's need for speed!!

We had one minor moment, we waited for Wild Mouse and she kept telling me how excited she was to "Ride a real roller coaster." But the guy said she was too short when we got up there. She was right at the mark for it, and he said she had big shoes on so she was too short. Walking away she just started bawling and said that's not fair, I waited for my turn daddy. So I went a bought her a largest Ice cream dish I could find. Its my fault, we measured at home and I told her she was tall enough and got her excited for it. I guess that made up for it because I got a "Daddy you're the best" and a big hug from a happy kid as we left. Which was WAY better than watching the Vikings game.

We've been holding off planning things and doing much of anything given the current situation. But it helped me realize she is only going to be this age for a short period of time, and soon she won't "believe" anymore. So today I am booking a trip to Walt Disney World for next Spring, I need to take her while she still thinks it is actually Rapunzel waving at her. Reading the posts above me also reinforces how quickly that time will come.

Time to go max out a credit card or two.
Sounds like I may as well shred my Dad of the weekend award submission :)

WDW is lot more fun when you can avoid Spring Break because even a few weeks earlier or later means fewer crowds. I’d highly recommend buying a subscription to TouringPlans to help plan your trip. Feel free to PM if you want any tips…we took my daughter at 5 years old During SpringBreak and it was chaos but still lots of fun. I think we are going next August just before school starts…and yes I’m kw how hot it will be
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Post by davescharf » Tue Sep 14 3:31 pm

That site is good. Touring Plans let’s you chart out a plan of attack by park based on long term attendance data. It works incredibly well and makes the recommendations as to things you should fast pass and what you should not.
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Post by fightclub30 » Wed Sep 15 11:27 am

Thanks for the offers @Kelly Red and @davescharf , we have been planning on the periphery for awhile. We just always found reasons to push it off; wait until she is a bit older, wait until kid #2 is older... etc. We used to be very much Disney people and before kids went just about every other year (yes, were those weird people). However as it has become more and more expensive and they continue to make cuts we have gravitated away from WDW with our vacation dollars. We will still go, just nowhere near as much.

FYI, FastPass is dead. There is Genie+ w/ Lightning Lane now (paid add-on) and an option to purchase a few rides individually. Should be launching very soon.

We did sign up for Touring plans, will be interesting to see how this new stuff affects that, and Genie+ claims to make recommendations based on wait times and things similar to what Touring Plans has offered for years.

We are renting DVC points and found a week at Boardwalk in late April. Hopefully a nice sweet spot after spring break, but before the heavy crowds and extreme heat of summer.

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Sep 17 9:26 pm

We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

Everyone is getting their money’s worth.

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Post by The Rube » Fri Sep 17 9:28 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

Everyone is getting their money’s worth.
Ditto here. Many times on a fall Friday night, I've had a cigar on my balcony, so I can listen to the Hopkins HS band play.
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Post by Cowgirl » Fri Sep 17 10:48 pm

Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂

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Cowgirl wrote:
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Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂
If it's a certain restaurant owner, I'm gonna laugh my arse off.

I know it's not, but that would be funny!
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Post by Cowgirl » Fri Sep 17 11:06 pm

The Rube wrote:
Fri Sep 17 10:49 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Fri Sep 17 10:48 pm
Someone in our neighborhood is apparently turning 40. (According to the DJ blasting music all evening.) Based on the song selection I thought it had to be an 80’s kid’s party. 😂
If it's a certain restaurant owner, I'm gonna laugh my arse off.

I know it's not, but that would be funny!
No, it was not. Funny thing is there were no lights on or cars on the street so I’m not sure which house it was, but the speakers were aimed directly at our house (backyard) so I had some tunes to watch the twins game by.

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Post by Karlsson » Fri Sep 17 11:24 pm

I'm really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

Actually now that I think about it I don't think they have a marching band.

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Post by The Rube » Fri Sep 17 11:27 pm

Karlsson wrote:
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I'm really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

Actually now that I think about it I don't think they have a marching band.
No band? That sucks.
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The Rube wrote:
Fri Sep 17 11:27 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Fri Sep 17 11:24 pm
I'm really close to St. Louis Park HS but the wind is usually blowing the other way.

Actually now that I think about it I don't think they have a marching band.
No band? That sucks.
Most schools won't pay for it nowadays. Even twenty years ago the high school marching band I was in was primarily funded by the families of the kids in it.

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Post by Greyeagle » Sat Sep 18 9:24 pm

Being able to hear the cheers and final celebration song from the Loons game about 10-15 seconds before it happens on TV. Good stuff.
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Post by The Rube » Sun Sep 19 12:19 am

Volunteered to pour beer/take orders for a local brewery's Oktoberfest today, pulled a double shift (10 hours). Afterwards, one of the owner's wife came by to personally say I was on point as for customer service/etc. "The lines were long, sure, but you were 3-4 orders ahead and setting up your pourer, or pouring yourself, and that line MOVED."

I was grateful and humbled by the compliment. I thought I just did okay. That compliment really meant a ton.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun Sep 19 8:25 pm

Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:

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Post by The Rube » Sun Sep 19 8:59 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 19 8:25 pm
Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:
I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun Sep 19 9:06 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 19 8:59 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 19 8:25 pm
Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:
I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)
You know you will be watching that countdown like a hawk!!

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Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 19 9:06 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 19 8:59 pm
Cowgirl wrote:
Sun Sep 19 8:25 pm
Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:
I will now purposely NOT be that post. You tainted the odds. :)
You know you will be watching that countdown like a hawk!!
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Post by Bertogliat » Sun Sep 19 9:54 pm

I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.

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Post by Bertogliat » Sun Sep 19 9:55 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Sun Sep 19 9:54 pm
I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.
Edit. Apparently I don’t scroll down far enough. :lol:

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Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Sep 17 9:26 pm
We live close to our local high school and can hear the fans cheering. It’s been quite a game from what we hear. Pretty constant crowd eruptions for quite a while.

Everyone is getting their money’s worth.
When I used to play coed softball (rarely) in Apple Valley on Friday nights we'd hear the Eastview band and fans loud and clear on calm nights. Their stadium is probably half a mile from the softball complex.
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Post by Beauner » Mon Sep 20 10:39 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
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I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.
I didn't even know there was a countdown :shock:
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Post by Jupiter » Tue Sep 21 7:48 am

It's the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it's time to retire.

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Post by Cowgirl » Tue Sep 21 9:07 am

Jupiter wrote:
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It's the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it's time to retire.
Noooooo! You can’t ever retire. ;)

You realize Jup this site is mostly guys, and attention to detail is generally not their strong suit. (Yourself excluded). :mrgreen:

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Sep 21 9:53 am

I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
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Beauner wrote:
Mon Sep 20 10:39 pm
Bertogliat wrote:
Sun Sep 19 9:54 pm
I post almost exclusively on my phone from the portal so I can’t see the count.
I didn't even know there was a countdown :shock:
I like the regular forum interface, so I never use the portal page, thus didn't see it until it was mentioned here and went looking (and then found it immediately)
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Post by Beauner » Tue Sep 21 11:14 am

Cowgirl wrote:
Tue Sep 21 9:07 am
Jupiter wrote:
Tue Sep 21 7:48 am
It's the things that people miss (that are obvious to me) that makes me think that GPL may have run its course and it's time to retire.
Noooooo! You can’t ever retire. ;)

You realize Jup this site is mostly guys, and attention to detail is generally not their strong suit. (Yourself excluded). :mrgreen:
I'm also exclusively on my phone with GPL and rarely scroll down beyond the different threads on the main portal page.
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Post by Snowcool08 » Tue Sep 21 1:49 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Sep 21 9:53 am
I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
Stay a few more months. Gets a little more chilly.

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Post by gator » Tue Sep 21 4:04 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
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I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
My dad's sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°... they are freezing.
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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Sep 21 6:35 pm

gator wrote:
Tue Sep 21 4:04 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Sep 21 9:53 am
I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
My dad's sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°... they are freezing.
I can still handle the 70's and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:
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Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Sep 21 6:35 pm
gator wrote:
Tue Sep 21 4:04 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Tue Sep 21 9:53 am
I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
My dad's sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°... they are freezing.
I can still handle the 70's and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:
When we lived in Malaysia, we had a trip to the tea plantation hill stations in Kerela. It was in the low 50s and I don’t think I’ve ever felt colder. And I grew up in Anchorage and did my first year of college in Fairbanks 🤣

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gator wrote:
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Slap Shot wrote:
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I was aware of the countdown - does that not count? :mrgreen:

Not a simple pleasure per se but....after living in the tropics the past 7 years today is COLD!!!
My dad's sister and her husband are from southern Texas. And when they come to visit my folks at the cabin, if the temp is below 80°... they are freezing.
I can still handle the 70's and I have been loving the fall weather the past few weeks, but it was < 60 when I made that post. :shock:
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I do love this time of year. While summer is my favorite, in fall, the air seems crisper, I hear the HS band playing here and there nearby, etc.

It's also the time of year, you have no idea what to dress for. Light jacket in the morning/T-shirt in the afternoon? Is it really hoodie season already? Crap, I over-dressed so much!
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I do love this time of year. While summer is my favorite, in fall, the air seems crisper, I hear the HS band playing here and there nearby, etc.

It's also the time of year, you have no idea what to dress for. Light jacket in the morning/T-shirt in the afternoon? Is it really hoodie season already? Crap, I over-dressed so much!
My wife and I have talked about when we retire what parts of the year do we want to spend in MN, what parts in Thailand what parts elsewhere.

I love a MN summer as in ways anyone that's never lived in a cold clime can appreciate since winter can be so brutal. But fall is my favorite time of the year and I said our time in MN each year must include Sep-Oct. Football starts, the leaves change color, there are homecomings to attend, the occasional warm days feel so invigorating, Oktoberfest, putting on a hooded sweatshirt but also sometimes wearing shorts, Halloween, our family just happens to have several fall birthdays, etc. It's wonderful.

But yeah 2 days ago I went for a drive and it was 67 outside so I had the sunroof down but was wearing pants and long sleeves. Got home and felt hot so I put on shorts. Then I felt cold. It's maddening yet enjoyable at the same time. :lol:
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Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:
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Post by frozen4champs » Sat Sep 25 7:15 pm

Soybean harvest is now complete that clears my calendar for next weekend of Gopher Hockey

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Place your bets on who gets the 1 millionth post?

My guess is it starts with the 18th letter of the alphabet and rhymes with boob. :lol:
I predicting the 1,000,000th post will come on Jan. 3rd... Any over/under on that?!?!?!
According to Cowgirl, depends on how much free time and boredom I encounter. ;)
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Post by Greyeagle » Sat Sep 25 7:51 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
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Soybean harvest is now complete that clears my calendar for next weekend of Gopher Hockey
Congrats!
Enjoy and maybe see you around da rink!
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I laughed. Hard.

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For lack of a better thread...

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North Dakota woman doesn't like the location of Deer Crossing signs... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I'm an engineer who designs roadways. We always have difficulty getting deer to cross in a safe way including trying to get deer to look both ways before crossing. We are in the process of studying adding deer crossing traffic signals but we are struggling to get deer to push the pedestrian button to get the walk time. :wink: :biggrin2:

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Post by Greyeagle » Sat Sep 25 10:21 pm

She's not very complicated.
Wonder if it's the same woman who was upset the eclipse was scheduled on a school day?
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We may need an only in North Dakota thread :lol:

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Post by Norm » Sun Sep 26 2:05 pm

Along those lines... Drunk combine driver crashes in North Dakota, gets DUI.

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Along those lines... Drunk combine driver crashes in North Dakota, gets DUI.

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That’s impressive! (Rolling a combine). 😬

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Getting a new cheese slicer.
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CollegeHockeyAddict wrote:
Sat Sep 25 10:16 pm
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Wed Oct 10 7:41 pm
North Dakota woman doesn't like the location of Deer Crossing signs... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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I'm an engineer who designs roadways. We always have difficulty getting deer to cross in a safe way including trying to get deer to look both ways before crossing. We are in the process of studying adding deer crossing traffic signals but we are struggling to get deer to push the pedestrian button to get the walk time. :wink: :biggrin2:
Wasn’t this phone call from several years ago. I remember hearing this a couple times in the past.
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gator wrote:
Sun Sep 26 9:19 pm
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Sat Sep 25 10:16 pm
Beauner wrote:
Wed Oct 10 7:41 pm
North Dakota woman doesn't like the location of Deer Crossing signs... :lol: :lol: :lol:
[youtube][/youtube]
I'm an engineer who designs roadways. We always have difficulty getting deer to cross in a safe way including trying to get deer to look both ways before crossing. We are in the process of studying adding deer crossing traffic signals but we are struggling to get deer to push the pedestrian button to get the walk time. :wink: :biggrin2:
Wasn’t this phone call from several years ago. I remember hearing this a couple times in the past.
Given that the YouTube video was posted: Oct 8, 2012 ... I'm gonna say yes.
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That video made me think of the "F**k you Tony!" voiceover making look like a dog and deer were talking back and forth.
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Game week.

The cherry on top is that I have tickets!

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CollegeHockeyAddict wrote:
Sat Sep 25 10:16 pm
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Wed Oct 10 7:41 pm
North Dakota woman doesn't like the location of Deer Crossing signs... :lol: :lol: :lol:
[youtube][/youtube]
I'm an engineer who designs roadways. We always have difficulty getting deer to cross in a safe way including trying to get deer to look both ways before crossing. We are in the process of studying adding deer crossing traffic signals but we are struggling to get deer to push the pedestrian button to get the walk time. :wink: :biggrin2:
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I saw Rube's post on the "The Music Never Stopped" thread about Kacey Musgrave performing nude on SNL. I've actually been able to supplement my income over the decades quite nicely by people paying decent sums of money to keep my clothes on. Of course, I don't count my wife in that because it's not money coming in from the outside. :lol:
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Chris83 wrote:
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I saw Rube's post on the "The Music Never Stopped" thread about Kacey Musgrave performing nude on SNL. I've actually been able to supplement my income over the decades quite nicely by people paying decent sums of money to keep my clothes on. Of course, I don't count my wife in that because it's not money coming in from the outside. :lol:
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My ass when I was a kid would not classify this as a simple pleasure.
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Driving to Home Depot with my three-year-old and she knows most songs on KTIS better than I do!!!
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Shout out to the Gopher Hockey twitter for saying Born 1922, instead of the incorrect 1921 used in the 100th season logo.
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It certainly was enjoyable watching Bama go down to defeat in College Station.
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The Bills being on TV today (tonight). Given the market I live in, that is a treat to see a game.
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Our last night in Johannesburg, we head back home tomorrow. It has been a fabulous trip, I can’t believe the animals and interesting behavior we’ve seen.
Great guides really made the trip. Sitting around “bush tv” aka a bonfire each night shooting the $h!t with guides, other travelers was so fun.
Highlights: hyenas and vultures ripping apart a fresh kill-nasty business but we couldn’t stop watching. A new born baby giraffe still wobbly on his feet. Lions laying in the road so close we could hear them purr! Elephants walking by our vehicle, stopping to inspect us, giving us the eye.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Our last night in Johannesburg, we head back home tomorrow. It has been a fabulous trip, I can’t believe the animals and interesting behavior we’ve seen.
Great guides really made the trip. Sitting around “bush tv” aka a bonfire each night shooting the $h!t with guides, other travelers was so fun.
Highlights: hyenas and vultures ripping apart a fresh kill-nasty business but we couldn’t stop watching. A new born baby giraffe still wobbly on his feet. Lions laying in the road so close we could hear them purr! Elephants walking by our vehicle, stopping to inspect us, giving us the eye.
What I won’t miss? 5am wake ups so you’re out by dawn, animals most active in the cool morning. The :censored: paperwork involved each time we went to a new country. All of Africa LOVES paperwork, it employs more folks. Why have one sheet when 5 will do, each asking for the same info and when you hand it in they don’t even look at it. 7 Covid tests (the stick up the nose kind) in 25 days. Iffy internet usually when we needed it the most for downloading results and QR code’s made for too much stress.
But I loved each and every day, it was always different. If you ever want to go to Africa PM me. We had a great travel agent who arranged exactly what we wanted.
I remember the immigration process for both Ethiopia and Kenya being incredibly inefficient and somewhat expensive especially since you have to pay the immigration fee with their currencies. Safaris are so incredibly cool as is Africa in general. Lovely people everywhere you go and curious where you are from. Glad you enjoyed it. We witnessed a lion family politely eating a kill which involved them going one at a time to eat by themselves...very disciplined hierarchy of who eats first, second… etc. Sounds very different than the hyena family.
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Vehicle seat and steering wheel warmers. :mrgreen:

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Fly 16 hours from Johannesburg to Atlanta. What’s the very first thing I do? Log online and get NCAA FF tickets! :dup: :dup:
Im jet lagged. Im almost ill I’m so tired. But by god, priorities are priorities. So now we have tickets and a hotel room, come on Gophers…fulfill your destiny.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Fly 16 hours from Johannesburg to Atlanta. What’s the very first thing I do? Log online and get NCAA FF tickets! :dup: :dup:
Im jet lagged. Im almost I’mso tired. But by god, priorities are priorities. So now we have tickets and a hotel room, come on Gophers…fulfill your destiny.
Priorities do matter. Lined up to get mine on Monday :dup:
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Cowgirl wrote:
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This is comedy gold from start to finish!

You should follow him in Tim Tok. There are other really good or even better ones. Derek Lipp I believe is his name.
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