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Old 12-19-2014, 06:30 PM   #441
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Walt, Maybe if it was only a few cards......nah, I don't even like one, but I get lots of cards. I make an ornament for each card I send out and everyone seem to like them. I have people sending me cards that I haven't seen in years just to get an ornament. My mother, sisters and grandmother have added to my list by telling their friends to send me a card. I don't mind the making and sending but PUH-LEEZ stop with the sparkles. lol I'm already practicing the ornament for next year.
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Old 12-19-2014, 06:51 PM   #442
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Walt, Maybe if it was only a few cards......nah, I don't even like one, but I get lots of cards. I make an ornament for each card I send out and everyone seem to like them. I have people sending me cards that I haven't seen in years just to get an ornament. My mother, sisters and grandmother have added to my list by telling their friends to send me a card. I don't mind the making and sending but PUH-LEEZ stop with the sparkles. lol I'm already practicing the ornament for next year.
This makes me not feel so bad that I send out zero cards and receive no more than 2.
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Old 12-19-2014, 07:41 PM   #443
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This makes me not feel so bad that I send out zero cards and receive no more than 2.
You may be the smart one. I thought the homemade ornament would be a little tradition I started for family and close friends. It kind of spread by word of mouth about my ornaments. I really don't mind all the cards, it's the darn sparkles this year.
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Christmas cards with a pre-printed signature and no personal message whatsoever. Why bother?
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:13 AM   #445
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Christmas cards with a pre-printed signature and no personal message whatsoever. Why bother?
OTOH, some people have such bad handwriting, you can't read the handwritten notes or signatures. I have a received a few of these over the years and I can usually "figure it out" but sometimes it's a bit of a challenge.
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Old 12-20-2014, 08:49 AM   #446
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OTOH, some people have such bad handwriting, you can't read the handwritten notes or signatures. I have a received a few of these over the years and I can usually "figure it out" but sometimes it's a bit of a challenge.
Hey,

Some of us can't read our own handwriting(nerve damage). I guess I'm glad nobody else can read it, if I can't. That's not the desired outcome, hence the need for pre-printing.


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My pet peeve:

Reading and writing of any kind are dying off. All anyone wants to do any more is watch videos. I can hardly *read* the news any more without triggering a video of some kind. And it seems like more and more people would rather watch a movie than read the book that inspired the movie in the first place.

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It is a small thing but I find it so annoying when folks use RSVP when they really mean "tell me if you are coming". I get a fair number of invitations to attend various things all over the world. Obviously I am not coming to the vast majority. But most use RSVP, so I very dutifully send a note (email) stating that I will not attend. Then I get an email that says "of course you are not, we understand, why did you do this" So then I say you asked me to. And round and round we go.
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It's not YOUR sidewalk, moron!

This one's a no-brainer: jackasses who think the sidewalks are part of their driveways. I walk through a couple of developments and the homes in the newer of the two (mine) all have two-vehicle garages and two- or four-vehicle driveways. Some owners use the garage for everything BUT vehicles, some owners have more vehicles than bedrooms, some owners keep a boat or other type of trailer (in violation of HOA rules), some owners seem to have company every night and some are apparently making a statement that they pay enough property tax to own the sidewalk, too.

Back home in "Wis-CAHN-sin," a lot of folks would be waking up with tickets under their wipers but, in Texas, the almighty Ford F-150 is supreme, even above the law.

I used to like J.J. Watt when he was a Badger but, as a Texan, he's a shill for every ad agency in town. And he's got all the "drug store cowboys" buying one of those stupid pickups!

So, here endeth my pet peeve. Don't EVEN get me started on dogs, especially those feral Chihuahuas that run in packs in the OTHER development (the one I walk through to count my blessings that I don't have to LIVE there).
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TV commercials...especially this time of year. I normally use a 10 minute pause delay at the beginning of a program, go do something else and then zip through them effortlessly.

The duration of the commercial breaks seems so much longer lately. I'm barely getting enough pause built up in 15 minutes to be commercial free.

And yes, they are blasting the volume on them again.
And repeating the same ones ad nauseum.

I swear I will never eat a Hershey's Kiss again. I'm afraid I might hear bells and reach for chocolate...think Pavlov's dogs.
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When I lived in S. Fla, one of the ways you could tell a "native" was that they never seemed to park in their driveways (let alone keep vehicles in the garage if there was one); always either parked on the lawn, or partway up on the sidewalk. One guy told me it was to keep the white cement driveway "clean," which says a lot about how some people maintain their cars!

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This one's a no-brainer: jackasses who think the sidewalks are part of their driveways..
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The incessant onslaught of advertising from all sources. I don''t watch TV anymore because of it so the advertisers, at least in my case, have reached the "tipping point" that I don't see any of their ads.

I used to subscribe to half a dozen or so magazines but when advertising exceeded content I began dropping them. There is one remaining radio station that I'll listen to in the car but it is new and hasn't built up a base of advertisers yet. When it does I'll turn the radio off.

May all marketers get lumps of coal next Thursday.
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This one's a no-brainer: jackasses who think the sidewalks are part of their driveways. I walk through a couple of developments and the homes in the newer of the two (mine) all have two-vehicle garages and two- or four-vehicle driveways. Some owners use the garage for everything BUT vehicles, some owners have more vehicles than bedrooms, some owners keep a boat or other type of trailer (in violation of HOA rules), some owners seem to have company every night and some are apparently making a statement that they pay enough property tax to own the sidewalk, too.

Back home in "Wis-CAHN-sin," a lot of folks would be waking up with tickets under their wipers but, in Texas, the almighty Ford F-150 is supreme, even above the law.

I used to like J.J. Watt when he was a Badger but, as a Texan, he's a shill for every ad agency in town. And he's got all the "drug store cowboys" buying one of those stupid pickups!

So, here endeth my pet peeve. Don't EVEN get me started on dogs, especially those feral Chihuahuas that run in packs in the OTHER development (the one I walk through to count my blessings that I don't have to LIVE there).
Hey Tex, or should I call you a Cheeshead (kidding, of course)....

Welcome to Texas! It took me a long time to get here, but I got here as fast as I could! The heck with the snow and ice....(I still have relatives in Tomahawk...they like to visit between January and March (every year!)).

You have to love the pick up trucks, it's our history and so is having guns and many vehicles. Get used to it. Houston (or Katy) is not Madison.

We love boats too. Actually, most Texans like fun and we try to have a lot of it. Much better fishing here than in Lake Superior (if you can get through the ice).

J.J.Watt is for real and a good athlete and person. He is destined for Hollywood though, so enjoy him before it's over.

And if you don't like it here, Wisconsin is still taking applications....
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All the so called free speech advocates who are offended by everything not matching their point of view.
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All the so called free speech advocates who are offended by try to censor everything not matching their point of view.
My modification. And I'd add: Those who 'get offended' at the drop of a hat, and use it as a cudgel to prevent expression of ideas.
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TV commercials...especially this time of year. I normally use a 10 minute pause delay at the beginning of a program, go do something else and then zip through them effortlessly.

The duration of the commercial breaks seems so much longer lately. I'm barely getting enough pause built up in 15 minutes to be commercial free.

And yes, they are blasting the volume on them again.
And repeating the same ones ad nauseum.

I swear I will never eat a Hershey's Kiss again. I'm afraid I might hear bells and reach for chocolate...think Pavlov's dogs.
Oh the commercials are horrible this year. How long is Toyotathon? 13 months? And all the Nissan commercials that run again and again and again. I know,I know, NOW is the best time to buy!!!

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Received another calendar in the mail today. Between realtors we haven't seen in years and various charities we've contributed to or participated in events with, we've received eight calendars for 2015. They all go to waste because we use our phone and computer calendars.


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Hey Tex, or should I call you a Cheeshead (kidding, of course)....

Welcome to Texas! It took me a long time to get here, but I got here as fast as I could! The heck with the snow and ice....(I still have relatives in Tomahawk...they like to visit between January and March (every year!)).

You have to love the pick up trucks, it's our history and so is having guns and many vehicles. Get used to it. Houston (or Katy) is not Madison.

We love boats too. Actually, most Texans like fun and we try to have a lot of it. Much better fishing here than in Lake Superior (if you can get through the ice).

J.J.Watt is for real and a good athlete and person. He is destined for Hollywood though, so enjoy him before it's over.

And if you don't like it here, Wisconsin is still taking applications....
I love Texas; this wasn't about my new home (of nearly 8 years), but about pet peeves; I gare-rone-tee it that I had some back in America's Dairyland!

But, NO kidding, I'm definitely a Cheesehead and a Native Cheesehead at that.

I remember opening day of fishing (May 5, 1979) on Lake Nokomis ("Lake of No Fish" in paleface lingo) near Tomahawk...we got up at 5, out on the lake by 5:30 and it was SNOWING by 6. We got off the lake, went into town for breakfast and there were 4 inches on the ground by the time we finished our Blue Plate Specials. Just 24 years old, it was the LAST time I bought a fishing license. PHOOEY! (I fear I'll catch a water moccasin or gator here...the good thing about winter is that the really bad actors are killed off.)

Can't see having a boat. At least, with a motorcycle, I can go from Point A to Point B. (My best friend - a Microsoft man - HAD a boat in Seattle, and Seattle is an awesome place to boat. He'd agree that the two best days in a boat owner's life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell it.)

J.J. Watt is great, but so is pecan pie and I don't want EITHER, breakfast, lunch and supper.

Maybe someday, I'll do what my brother does...live in The Villages, Florida in the winter and Madison, Wisconsin in the summer.

But, don't worry; wherever I am, I'll still have pet peeves. I'm an ex-Army SSG and enlisted men (or NCO's) aren't happy if they aren't complaining about something!
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