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Old 07-02-2005, 10:17 AM   #21
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Uhh, "The Flag is Up" ? Does this have anything to do with your planned
Sunday activities? Just curious.

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He said, the flag not the pole.
Flags tend to flap around like wet noodles.
JG, don't you know the difference.
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Old 07-02-2005, 02:27 PM   #22
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He said, the flag not the pole.
Flags tend to flap around like wet noodles.
JG, don't you know the difference.
At my age, it has little impact one way or the other.

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Old 07-02-2005, 03:08 PM   #23
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I think you could have left out "at my age" and still been accurate over a wide range of time periods...
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I think you could have left out "at my age" and still been accurate over a wide range of time periods...
Perhaps.
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Old 07-02-2005, 05:01 PM   #25
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We are having the traditional July 4th neighborhood party in our backyard. Actually it will be in our yard and the neighbors. We are having burgers and hotdogs off the grill. Potatoe salad, baked beans, chips, and lots of beer and fireworks. The fireworks will be off the boat house and into the lake. We usually have around 25 to 30 people of all ages. I have my two granddaughters (ages 8 and 12) visiting, they wouldn't miss a July 4th around here. It is a magical time with fireworks going off all around the lake area.

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Here is a true patriot for your 4th of July.*
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Happy fourth, everyone. Grandkids came by. Hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, usual fare.

They did get on my computer and I got this link from them. For all y'all still working especially, here's a way to look busy and be happy.

http://gamesloth.com/play.php?game=kickups

My high score was 49.

Even good for ERs....
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Hanging out - digesting the food - about two hours to fireworks - visibility good.

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9 o'clock rock - back deck - cold one - visibility unlimited - biggest is New Orleans fireworks on the river - seven visible in the distance - toward St Taminy, St Bernard - not to mention a local pier up the lake cutting loose with some pretty big stuff.

Inspires the kid in me - and no - will wait till New Years - me.

Heh, heh, heh - Happy 4th everyone.
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Well it's July 5th and I'm back at the hell hole. Tough getting up when it's barely day break. The dog slept in as I got ready for work. Someone tell me that the next 15 months will go quick. I need some reassurance before I slit my wrist.
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Someone tell me that the next 15 months will go quick. I need some reassurance before I slit my wrist.
Dog, step away from the razor.

You've got to get another perspective on it or you will hurt yourself. You can't think of it as "15 more months" , but rather as "only 15 more months!" .

I'm reminded of my first assignment in the military - to Korea, 13 months unaccompanied. After the first thirty days my unit threw a big party for me to celebrate the fact that I only had one year to go! ... ... ...... ...

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Well it's July 5th and I'm back at the hell hole. Tough getting up when it's barely day break. The dog slept in as I got ready for work. Someone tell me that the next 15 months will go quick. I need some reassurance before I slit my wrist.
I've conditioned myself to consider "time flying" to be a bad thing .
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Rats - semi - working with Ms Cindy headed our way - out in rain bringing in the lawn chairs and the SO's out door potted plants.

Predicted storm surge touch and go whether to move vehicles up to the road - based on the "Slosh Model".

Any IT types familar with that term - I always have seen predicted storm surge - but this is first time I noticed slosh model.
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I need some reassurance before I slit my wrist.
I know a retired naval officer who STILL celebrates the anniversary of the day she transferred from Keflavik (Iceland) to Monterey-- 20 years ago.

You have 15 months to go-- one day at a time-- and there's no getting around that. But think of how many ER anniversaries you'll be able to celebrate AFTER that 15th month!
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Just a follow up to my July 5th return to work. When I get back to work, I find that our main frame computer has crashed. Hardware people tells us the hard drive is corrupt. They put a new one in, then they can't reload our tapes. They ship the computer to Texas for our software company to reload.* At this moment on 7/7/05, we are still down as they are having trouble with our backups. We may have to go back and re-construct our data because our in-house computer person did a poor job of backing up. Chaps my butt.*

I'm not gonna slit my wrist, but I feel like* .* January 1, 2007, please hurry!
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DOG, as Monica Lewinski's former boss said, "Crawl under my desk, and I feel your pain."

I know it isn't a lot of help, but I always try to put disasters of this magnitude in perspective. What's the worst thing that can happen? Your company loses some money? You lose your job? That's bad, but no one will be physically injured or die as a result of a computer crash. (Unless you strangle the idiot who didn't back up your data ).

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Computers back up and running after being down all week. Talk about the born loser, here I am on a Saturday night at work trying to get caught up. I'm 225 miles inland from the gulf and it is raining cats and dogs outside. Hope our power doesn't go off as it did with Ivan. But being the loser that I am, it will.*
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