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Old 07-24-2009, 05:12 PM   #61
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Perhaps! BTW, I noticed you're getting close to the big 100 countdown. How about starting a special thread so we can enjoy the experience together?
I'm not sure what I'd say in it! Today I could say,

"Well, today I have 108 days left. I trained my replacement for another hour this morning, and gave her the rest of my paper files. I didn't give her some of the reports she needs because I don't want to bury her in an avalanche of stuff. I shredded some stuff and now have only about an inch of paper files, all personal stuff like paycheck stubs and forms from personnel and so on, that I will take with me when I go. I am in terror that something will come up and all my files are in other peoples' offices. Also, my office is becoming more and more impersonal and surreal. Even the wallpaper on my computer desktop is one of the defaults.

At the end of the day I brought home the stuffed toy that Frank caught for me at the Orpheus Ball, Mardi Gras 2003. Don't want to forget that! Brought the many strands of beads wound about its neck, too. I also brought home my herbal teabags which I seldom have time to drink at work. I am slowly reducing my personal items in the office."

But then, Monday would sound pretty similar... There's a tremendous amount of this sort of thing to do, to dismantle everything and I have plenty left to do.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #62
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Maybe we should have a contest to guess why Finance Dude is leaving ? I already mentioned my Sarah P. theory or it could be because his work is cracking down on non work related Internet usage or he is having a s-- change so he would not be a Dude anymore . He'd be a dudette ? Anyway enter your best guesses and the hall monitors ( the moderators ) will supply a suitable prize like a week in Texas in August .
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:55 PM   #63
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I'm not sure what I'd say in it!
I have a better idea, W2R needs to pick a new name in 108 (and counting) days. I think we need a thread to seriously consider her options. Debate the merits (we don't debate demerits here), and probably run a poll or two or three to select the final winner.

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Maybe we should have a contest to guess why Finance Dude is leaving ? I already mentioned my Sarah P. theory or it could be because his work is cracking down on non work related Internet usage or he is having a s-- change so he would not be a Dude anymore . He'd be a dudette ?
Maybe FD *is* Sarah P? Who knows out there in the inter-webs? And now she has to get back and hit the campaign trail, too busy to post. You know, the "dude" thing was just to throw us off.
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That was hopefully bad enough to lose

Hope FD (SP? it even rhymes...) pops in and posts from time to time.

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Dude! Was it because of your eagle on the par 4? OK, I believe you.
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That's nonsense FD, 9,000 is sort of arbitrary - pedestrian. Wouldn't 10,000 have much more panache?
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Second prize in the contest is two weeks in Texas in August .
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I can think of 2 reasons, if one doesn't buy FD self-proclaimed reason that he ran out of things to say:

1) FD felt postings in this forum were getting a bit dull, and wanted to incite some excitement.

2) The Dow crossed the 9000 benchmark, which was also his post count. FD's recent viewpoint on the stock market appeared a bit bearish,and he would post again if the Dow crossed 9000 on the way down. If so, being a bull, I am torn between seeing him go and seeing the Dow crashes again. No, FD, you should take on a different challenge: to outpost the Dow as it climbs! I would cheer you on.

FD is to the right of me on the political scale, but I miss his presence as a counterweight to the liberals here. Yes, even as the soapbox is already closed.

About LZG4N's disappearance, being a new member here, some time ago I went and read his old posts, and found that he deleted his photos stored on an external site that he linked to. That meant a deliberate action on his part. That is sad. Why LZ? Why?
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Seems to me the easy solution is for one of the mods to go change FDs post count back to 1000 or so.
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What gives FD That sucks.

I fell off of the planet for a while, too. But I sorely miss the witty banter... and stuff.
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I have a better idea, W2R needs to pick a new name in 108 (and counting) days. I think we need a thread to seriously consider her options. Debate the merits (we don't debate demerits here), and probably run a poll or two or three to select the final winner.

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... You know, the "dude" thing was just to throw us off....
I can't imagine anyone doing that! I was nicknamed "dude" as a child.
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I can't imagine anyone doing that! I was nicknamed "dude" as a child.
And you're telling us that now...to throw us off?
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And you're telling us that now...to throw us off?
Easy there, Cowboy, I'm just learning the Search feature here, post #13:

So what is your favorite nickname?

When we played, I was neither cowboy nor indian but "Dude the Dopey Dude Rancher." Older siblings are so cruel; hmm, maybe not, I was the property owner.
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Maybe we should have a contest to guess why Finance Dude is leaving ? I already mentioned my Sarah P. theory or it could be because his work is cracking down on non work related Internet usage or he is having a s-- change so he would not be a Dude anymore . He'd be a dudette ? Anyway enter your best guesses and the hall monitors ( the moderators ) will supply a suitable prize like a week in Texas in August .
Did he live in California? Not one of these guys, I hope.
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FDude...I know you're biting your lip trying to keep from replying to this thread...now aren't ya? Hmmmmmmm....?
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Ahhh gosh...

Ehh, I'll probably hang around for a while. I'm just like a bad penny...I keep turning up....
We all will have to hang around to keep up with your avatars. Let's see, the last one was a hairy male rear, and this one is a bust?
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We all will have to hang around to keep up with your avatars. Let's see, the last one was a hairy male rear, and this one is a bust?
Yeah...it just gives us sumpin' to live for, don't it?

(by the way, I think I'm gonna buy that nice piece of leather)
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Yeah...it just gives us sumpin' to live for, don't it?

(by the way, I think I'm gonna buy that nice piece of leather)
Yuppers! bbbamI, you do like the unusual avatars and like to change them up frequently. Perhaps we need a contest to find your next one!
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