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Post by Kelly Red » Sun Aug 15 6:24 pm

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Got a side hustle w/Shorewood Liquor, started on Sat. Mgr flat-out said, "You make your own schedule. You show up when you want to work, and you leave when you want to leave. Just mark it down." :shock:

They have fixed shifts for the main workers, so the scrubs like me are just additional help. PERFECT. Plus, the pay is more than I expected. :dance:
So basically you’re working to buy fancy beer? :biggrin2:
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Kelly Red wrote:
Sun Aug 15 6:24 pm
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Got a side hustle w/Shorewood Liquor, started on Sat. Mgr flat-out said, "You make your own schedule. You show up when you want to work, and you leave when you want to leave. Just mark it down." :shock:

They have fixed shifts for the main workers, so the scrubs like me are just additional help. PERFECT. Plus, the pay is more than I expected. :dance:
So basically you’re working to buy fancy beer? :biggrin2:
Actually, kinda. :D And learn the "other" side of the business with distribution, etc. When I "retire" from my main job (which hopefully is a couple decades away), I'll have that skill set to keep working in some form, to have something to do. :)
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

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Post by Kelly Red » Mon Aug 16 1:13 pm

This tweet is too damn funny:

I heard the government is putting chips inside people! I hope I get kettle cooked jalapeño.
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Post by gator » Mon Aug 16 1:42 pm

My wife and I signed the 3 kids up for the Goldy's Kids Club. $25 and they get a t shirt, pillow case, bag tag, discounts on tickets and merchandise. All 3 kids have no clue we signed them up, but the middle kid will go nuts!!!
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Post by Norm » Mon Aug 16 1:58 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Aug 16 1:13 pm
This tweet is too damn funny:

I heard the government is putting chips inside people! I hope I get kettle cooked jalapeño.
Actually, they are. That's why there's a chip shortage for new cars. :lol:

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Post by Kelly Red » Mon Aug 16 3:24 pm

Norm wrote:
Mon Aug 16 1:58 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Aug 16 1:13 pm
This tweet is too damn funny:

I heard the government is putting chips inside people! I hope I get kettle cooked jalapeño.
Actually, they are. That's why there's a chip shortage for new cars. :lol:
My dad forbid chips in the new car.
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Post by g-manpuck » Mon Aug 16 3:29 pm

Knowing that fall is soon to come...my son's first official football practice of the season was today. In fact, two practices. It was great to see both the exhaustion and the smile on his face when I picked him up. I can't wait for the cool nights of fall watching high school football...and West beating New Prague :mrgreen: :poke: @SkiUMahLaw
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Post by Composer » Mon Aug 16 7:19 pm

Norm wrote:
Mon Aug 16 1:58 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Aug 16 1:13 pm
This tweet is too damn funny:

I heard the government is putting chips inside people! I hope I get kettle cooked jalapeño.
Actually, they are. That's why there's a chip shortage for new cars. :lol:
Before I retired earlier this year, I made those chips. FYI--sodium is very bad for those chips, so they are unsalted...

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Post by SkiUMahLaw » Wed Aug 18 9:42 pm

g-manpuck wrote:
Mon Aug 16 3:29 pm
Knowing that fall is soon to come...my son's first official football practice of the season was today. In fact, two practices. It was great to see both the exhaustion and the smile on his face when I picked him up. I can't wait for the cool nights of fall watching high school football...and West beating New Prague :mrgreen: :poke: @SkiUMahLaw
Bring it on, baby! Looking forward to a great (NORMAL) season! Will you be making the trip up, both to the scrimmage and the game?

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Post by g-manpuck » Thu Aug 19 6:31 am

SkiUMahLaw wrote:
Wed Aug 18 9:42 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Mon Aug 16 3:29 pm
Knowing that fall is soon to come...my son's first official football practice of the season was today. In fact, two practices. It was great to see both the exhaustion and the smile on his face when I picked him up. I can't wait for the cool nights of fall watching high school football...and West beating New Prague :mrgreen: :poke: @SkiUMahLaw
Bring it on, baby! Looking forward to a great (NORMAL) season! Will you be making the trip up, both to the scrimmage and the game?
I wish I could make the scrimmage but I'm playing in a hockey fundraiser tournament that day, so I am a little bummed about that. I will be for sure at the game on the 10th. I'll give you a wave if I see you when you're not busy.
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Post by Don Adams Wheel of Justice » Fri Aug 20 9:46 am

My 9th grade daughter went out for cross country last fall for the first time and ran on the JV team. Being new at it, she consistently finished in the bottom 2 or 3 each meet but still had fun because she has a great group of teammates. This summer, she worked her butt off going to strength and speed practices at 6:30 AM every day and by getting her mileage in each week. This morning, she texted me to say she made the varsity team! I'm wiping away tears and couldn't be more proud. I guess she paid attention to some of my speeches about hard work paying off.

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Post by gator » Fri Aug 20 3:43 pm

gator wrote:
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My wife and I signed the 3 kids up for the Goldy's Kids Club. $25 and they get a t shirt, pillow case, bag tag, discounts on tickets and merchandise. All 3 kids have no clue we signed them up, but the middle kid will go nuts!!!
The kids got there Kids Club packages today and my wife sent me pics. They are so happy and excited. And it's not because it's Gophers stuff. It's because of the excitement and gratitude I see them express.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Aug 20 8:28 pm

I leave for the airport with the boy in 3 hours and will be in MN on Sunday a.m. CST. Can't wait to see the family and home again, but it will be bittersweet knowing I won't likely see him for a year unless quarantine requirements here and Thailand are lifted before then.
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Post by Beauner » Wed Aug 25 3:28 pm

Physical Therapist officially gave me to OK to not use the air cast anymore and start upping the stress load on the foot/achilles!
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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Aug 25 5:21 pm

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Physical Therapist officially gave me to OK to not use the air cast anymore and start upping the stress load on the foot/achilles!

This does not mean trying to beat your personal best in a sprint to first base. ;)

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Post by Kelly Red » Wed Aug 25 6:07 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 25 5:21 pm
Beauner wrote:
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Physical Therapist officially gave me to OK to not use the air cast anymore and start upping the stress load on the foot/achilles!

This does not mean trying to beat your personal best in a sprint to first base. ;)
But he can get up off the couch and get his own beverage!
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Post by Beauner » Wed Aug 25 6:49 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Aug 25 5:21 pm
Beauner wrote:
Wed Aug 25 3:28 pm
Physical Therapist officially gave me to OK to not use the air cast anymore and start upping the stress load on the foot/achilles!

This does not mean trying to beat your personal best in a sprint to first base. ;)
That's a low bar to beat anyways :wink:
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Post by MATT » Wed Aug 25 10:07 pm

https://river-runner.samlearner.com/

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One more: https://typethealphabet.app

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Post by davescharf » Wed Aug 25 11:05 pm

Last night in Moab and I’m looking up at the stars on the back deck of my cabin while the Colorado River flows about 50 yards away from me. The huge rock formation should be more visible across the river in about 30 minutes as the moon comes up over the canyon too
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Post by gator » Thu Aug 26 8:39 am

davescharf wrote:
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Last night in Moab and I’m looking up at the stars on the back deck of my cabin while the Colorado River flows about 50 yards away from me. The huge rock formation should be more visible across the river in about 30 minutes as the moon comes up over the canyon too
Nice... Reminds me of our friends cabin down the road from ours. Theirs sits on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Flathead river. Nothing better then going down to their place in the evening, sipping coffee, having homemade ice cream and hearing the river as well as trains travel though the Red Rock Canyon. Our cabin you can't hear the river so much, though you can still hear the trains in the distant.
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gator wrote:
Thu Aug 26 8:39 am
davescharf wrote:
Wed Aug 25 11:05 pm
Last night in Moab and I’m looking up at the stars on the back deck of my cabin while the Colorado River flows about 50 yards away from me. The huge rock formation should be more visible across the river in about 30 minutes as the moon comes up over the canyon too
Nice... Reminds me of our friends cabin down the road from ours. Theirs sits on the bank of the Middle Fork of the Flathead river. Nothing better then going down to their place in the evening, sipping coffee, having homemade ice cream and hearing the river as well as trains travel though the Red Rock Canyon. Our cabin you can't hear the river so much, though you can still hear the trains in the distant.
I’ll post some of the pictures when I get back and put a link somewhere for anyone interested in seeing.

I’ve been out a couple nights doing some night photography and am planning to do it at Bryce Canyon as well. I’m still experimenting a lot but I think I have some cool shots
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MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are.

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The simple pleasure in this is all the new candidates we will
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Post by The Rube » Thu Aug 26 11:21 pm

I actually would like to tackle that challenge. I likened it to Jacob's Ladder at RenFest (although I never succeeded, it was a fun challenge).
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Aug 27 10:29 pm

Very much enjoying the trip home so far. I've seen family, had quality one-on-one time with the boy in advance of my leaving, just hung out with friends tonight at Maynard's. But man oh man the inflation! :shock:
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Post by The Rube » Sat Aug 28 11:31 pm

Started a side gig at a local liquor store. Guy walked in ready to buy Johnny Walker Black, but was open to try something new. I pointed out a decent one at the same price point (within $2-3). He asked me what I would like for that sort of taste, I mentioned Balvenie 12Y0, but also explained it's a decent jump in price (about $20-25). He stressed quality. :dance:
I then went into the beginner's lesson of scotch, and he ended up buying the Balvenie.

Manager (who had NOT been privy to the conversation) saw his purchase as he was checking out, and commended him on his choice. Customer pointed me out, and said, "Well, he said it was his go-to [editor's note: it is, for scotch], so I guess I'm making a good choice."

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The Rube wrote:
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Started a side gig at a local liquor store. Guy walked in ready to buy Johnny Walker Black, but was open to try something new. I pointed out a decent one at the same price point (within $2-3). He asked me what I would like for that sort of taste, I mentioned Balvenie 12Y0, but also explained it's a decent jump in price (about $20-25). He stressed quality. :dance:
I then went into the beginner's lesson of scotch, and he ended up buying the Balvenie.

Manager (who had NOT been privy to the conversation) saw his purchase as he was checking out, and commended him on his choice. Customer pointed me out, and said, "Well, he said it was his go-to [editor's note: it is, for scotch], so I guess I'm making a good choice."

*fistpump* (only my second day on the job)
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Post by The Rube » Sat Aug 28 11:45 pm

I am heavy on the learning curve, given that it's been many years since I worked retail. Baby steps, baby steps. Upselling without bullsh*tting the customer. ;)
One example of learning: I am told to try and learn one style of wine each day I work. Holy crap, I knew I knew nothing, but I know less than that (and I realize it).
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Post by g-manpuck » Mon Aug 30 9:20 am

My wife is gone this week for work at a conference in Boston. It's her first flight since 2019. Her last text to me this morning as she boarded her plane, "Hopefully this isn't a 5 year flight lol. Wait for me".

For those who don't know...this is reference to the tv series Manifest.

She is giving me more credit than deserved, I don't think I would have the mental capacity to enter the dating scene again. It's likely my wife would walk back in our house and think it was this morning. :D
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Seeing an available Internet wireless network called ‘Wu Tang Lan’
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Post by Greyeagle » Mon Aug 30 8:50 pm

American heroes.

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Post by The Rube » Mon Aug 30 9:34 pm

The above was amazing. FTR, and it never made the Simpsons, but "Anya Backyabich" was always a fave of mine.
MNGophers29 wrote:When the wife asks, I will just tell her "Rube said it was ok"!! LOL!

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Post by MNGophers29 » Mon Aug 30 9:34 pm

JFC, when Phil McKracken is the first name, anyone should have known.

I like Wayne Kerr and Eileen Dover though.
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JFC, when Phil McKracken is the first name, anyone should have known.

I like Wayne Kerr and Eileen Dover though.
Wayne Kerr also threw me.
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Post by frozen4champs » Tue Aug 31 4:50 am

For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.

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Post by Greyeagle » Tue Aug 31 7:24 am

MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Aug 30 9:34 pm
JFC, when Phil McKracken is the first name, anyone should have known.

I like Wayne Kerr and Eileen Dover though.
I suspect they knew they were being had but needed to read through the list due to parliamentary or legal reasons since the names were on the agenda.
Either way it was brilliant!
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Post by Chris83 » Tue Aug 31 9:05 am

Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Aug 31 7:24 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Aug 30 9:34 pm
JFC, when Phil McKracken is the first name, anyone should have known.

I like Wayne Kerr and Eileen Dover though.
I suspect they knew they were being had but needed to read through the list due to parliamentary or legal reasons since the names were on the agenda.
Either way it was brilliant!
I was hoping Hugh Jardon was on there :lol:
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Post by MNGophers29 » Wed Sep 01 4:42 pm

Chris83 wrote:
Tue Aug 31 9:05 am
Greyeagle wrote:
Tue Aug 31 7:24 am
MNGophers29 wrote:
Mon Aug 30 9:34 pm
JFC, when Phil McKracken is the first name, anyone should have known.

I like Wayne Kerr and Eileen Dover though.
I suspect they knew they were being had but needed to read through the list due to parliamentary or legal reasons since the names were on the agenda.
Either way it was brilliant!
I was hoping Hugh Jardon was on there :lol:
That’s a good one! When I was a kid we only had Mike Hunt and Phil McKracken. The rest of these are game changers!
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My oldest daughter is special needs (Down syndrome) and non verbal. We took her to her reading assessment tonight for the 5th grade. She excels at reading and spelling for the 5th grade level. She’s excited for her new school, teachers and making new friends. And seeing her smile is worth it all!!!
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Post by Greyeagle » Tue Sep 07 10:09 pm

This is fantastic.



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LOTTA big names, if you're a hockey fan. I mean, Mike Liut, that is a name I haven't heard in a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time.
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Seeing old ads such as this one:

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davescharf wrote:
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I remember when it was a big deal for us to go from 1MB to 2 MBs of memory in our 386.
I was happy when computers figured out how to have screens with more than two colors!
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We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.
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Slap Shot wrote:
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We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.
And I thought I had it rough with the "no roaming" hunting feature in Oregon Trail, which the later version added. :shock:
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We had a green text Commodore Pet with built in cassette drive to load up Oregon Trail from. Never seen it through a printer that way, though.
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frozen4champs wrote:
Tue Aug 31 4:50 am
For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.
His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.

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Post by frozen4champs » Fri Sep 10 7:14 am

Maize wrote:
Thu Sep 09 11:18 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue Aug 31 4:50 am
For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.
His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.
LOL, and imagine all of the birds they are killing :wink:

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The Rube wrote:
Thu Sep 09 10:17 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Thu Sep 09 10:15 pm
We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.
And I thought I had it rough with the "no roaming" hunting feature in Oregon Trail, which the later version added. :shock:
We have a few members here that I think rode the actual Oregon Trail. :lol:
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We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.
Yep. Had to dial into the main frame at Mankato State to play. "Saving" your game meant tearing off the paper scroll from the teletype machine to take with you.
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I was logged into a system earlier today that has a ~20PB filesystem.

the first disk drive I ever bought myself was ~100MB iirc.

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Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Sep 10 8:17 am
The Rube wrote:
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Slap Shot wrote:
Thu Sep 09 10:15 pm
We played Oregon Trail with a printer and no screen in grade school.
And I thought I had it rough with the "no roaming" hunting feature in Oregon Trail, which the later version added. :shock:
We have a few members here that I think rode the actual Oregon Trail. :lol:
I think one of the admins here would have told the Oregon Trail explorers to get off his lawn :D
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The Rube wrote:
Thu Sep 09 10:03 pm
davescharf wrote:
Thu Sep 09 10:01 pm
I remember when it was a big deal for us to go from 1MB to 2 MBs of memory in our 386.
I was happy when computers figured out how to have screens with more than two colors!
Funny story - when I was in college (this would have been 1996 or 1997) I had a help desk call from a guy. I looked up his equipment and discovered he had a black and white monitor.

I told him we have a ton of color monitors we could give him to help with his work. His response was “why would I need that if I don’t have a printer that can print in color?”

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Sep 10 2:56 pm

I must say since I've been back in MN I get a huge kick out of SCOOP THERE IT IS!!
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Slap Shot wrote:
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I must say since I've been back in MN I get a huge kick out of SCOOP THERE IT IS!!
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The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!
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Maize wrote:
Thu Sep 09 11:18 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Tue Aug 31 4:50 am
For those of you who end up on HWY 23 near Jasper, this is a pretty neat thing to see.
His neighbors must be so pissed that he is stealing all the wind.
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The Rube wrote:
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The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!
The look of horror on the daughters face is classic. I remember giving my mom that same, nope I’m out of here look many times.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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The Rube wrote:
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The Scoop There It Is is a GREAT commercial!
The look of horror on the daughters face is classic. I remember giving my mom that same, nope I’m out of here look many times.
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The State Fair hair team (by the guy who does the videos for the state tourney).


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Not caring about the Vikings and anything to do with pro football. :dup:

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I today is my first day back to work since school started and the house (my workplace) is gloriously quiet. The last 18 months has been tough with having kids at home so much. I love them but I don’t miss feeling that I have to parent during the day while also focusing on work. Stress level is much improved.

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Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren't going to be around during the day. It's being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

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g-manpuck wrote:
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Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren't going to be around during the day. It's being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

Layla did get some good treats this weekend from the grill, we spoiled her with a few scraps...probably not good for her but she deserved a treat.
You're daughter is a senior this year... :shock: ...Whoa!
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Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Sep 13 8:59 am
g-manpuck wrote:
Mon Sep 13 8:57 am
Last Thursday was the first day since March 2020 that I HAD to go home for lunch to check on my dog and let her out. Everyday since March 2020 either my wife was working from home(she went back to the office in May), or my daughter would come home for lunch from work(she is back in Winona for her senior year of college), or my son has been home(summer is over and he is in school five days a week).

My dog Layla, check the picture to the left to see her, is an Aussie mix with bunches of anxiety. We were really concerned when each of them weren't going to be around during the day. It's being a gradual transition and Layla made it through last Thursday and Friday very well. The humans have made it through their transitions fairly well also.

Layla did get some good treats this weekend from the grill, we spoiled her with a few scraps...probably not good for her but she deserved a treat.
You're daughter is a senior this year... :shock: ...Whoa!
I know...time flies. She has one semester of classes and then her practicum in social work in the spring and then she is done. Then she is getting married next fall as well. I have been instructed to not point these things out to my wife...by my wife. :lol:
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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.

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fightclub30 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.
I think a big bowl of ice cream takes care of a lot of bad things. Never underestimate the power of ice cream :dup:
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fightclub30 wrote:
Mon Sep 13 10:45 am
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 :)

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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Bertogliat » Tue Sep 14 12:02 pm

NorthStar vs Islanders on NHL network right now.

Crazy how the game has changed. There are bantams today with better technical skills than some of these old time NHL players.

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Re: Simple Pleasures...

Post by Greyeagle » Tue Sep 14 12:07 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Tue Sep 14 12:02 pm
NorthStar vs Islanders on NHL network right now.

Crazy how the game has changed. There are bantams today with better technical skills than some of these old time NHL players.
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