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Old 03-21-2007, 09:07 AM   #161
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Yer son's a lightweight!
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Re: Changing the balance of quality of life and financial independence
Old 03-21-2007, 09:15 AM   #162
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Hey, he built a little pile of stuff and teetered precariously on it to reach that empty beer can my wife left on the counter. Its my wife thats the lightweight, she only drinks budweiser and only has one.

Budweiser...the breakfast of champions... :P
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Budweiser...the breakfast of champions... :P
In ancient days - Longneck Dixie beer and leftover cold pizza.

Whole wheat toast/honey and green tea before I put on the coffee pot.

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Hey, he built a little pile of stuff and teetered precariously on it to reach that empty beer can my wife left on the counter. Its my wife thats the lightweight, she only drinks budweiser and only has one.

Budweiser...the breakfast of champions... :P
Watch out CFB, child services may be scanning images and will show up at your door any minute now.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:59 AM   #165
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Watch out CFB, child services may be scanning images and will show up at your door any minute now.
Seriously. CFB does live in California, after all. :

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Sooo - you make sure the pizza you hand child services has all the food groups(not just cheap pepperoni) and serve the beer in a chilled glass.

Really high class in CA huh? We used to talk about people in CA - growing up in the old PacNW.

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Gosh if there was even a drop in the can, I'd be nervous.

Just in case though, i'm taking my shirt off, going to sit in the sun for 8 hours, and drink a couple of 40's.

Fortunately I havent shaved since the day before yesterday.
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Gosh if there was even a drop in the can, I'd be nervous.
Eh, youse guys are laughing now, but wait until photos like that show up on their cell phones in 12-14 years...

Cherish those precious images. You'll need them to embarrass & blackmail your kids for decades to come, especially if they enter politics!
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I have a folder dedicated to embarrassing photos intended for teenage era use...
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Embarrassing? Hey, I'd think a teenager could circulate that beer can one with pride..
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Must be an intergenerational thing - my Mother would whip out the 'baby album' when I was a teenager - usually worked on me. That was the 1950's.

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Holy cow! King Cobra?? Even in my darkest days....well ok just a few times. I mostly tried not to drink below Mickey's. When I was REALLY broke they had this stuff called "King Country Club" malt liquor. Little red crown on a white label.


And CFB, bud?? Tori won't drink anything lower than MGD....
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Holy cow! King Cobra?? Even in my darkest days....well ok just a few times. I mostly tried not to drink below Mickey's. When I was REALLY broke they had this stuff called "King Country Club" malt liquor. Little red crown on a white label.
You Californians and your sophisticated malt beverages...

King Cobra - get bit by the Cobra! The taste is surprisingly good - kind of like bud light or miller high life lite (two of my fav beers). Good if you like light beers. As you can tell, I'm the opposite of a traditional beer connoisseur. :
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Once bought two cases of Carling's Black Label. Caught sneaking it into an outdoor concert at a city park. Helped the police dump it... :P
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Well so far so good, sort of. My master bathroom is now completely ripped out to the studs, my jetted tub is in the middle of the bedroom, and in the good news/bad news area, the dishwasher caught fire the first time I ran it through a full cycle. No damage other than a really nasty burning electronics smell thats just dissipating now, and I get a new dishwasher from the home warranty company!

I'm really, really tired of driving back and forth :P I think I've worn a rut in a couple of highways and my utility trailer is screaming for mercy. Wait until it has to haul 2000lbs of tile, concrete and damp greenboard to the dump...
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I'll bet you wish you had that Expedition back.
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No damage other than a really nasty burning electronics smell thats just dissipating now, and I get a new dishwasher from the home warranty company!
Ahhh the home warranty. Within 2 weeks of closing on our house in January the warranty company paid for $1200 in furnace repairs and $3,000 in new copper pipes.

I'll bet they wish they could give that $350 premium back
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Once bought two cases of Carling's Black Label. Caught sneaking it into an outdoor concert at a city park. Helped the police dump it... :P
Had a six pack of Rolling Rock pony bottles on the Beach in Belmar NJ once on a sunday by myself reading the NYTimes and got arrested for it!

100 dollar fine! And 2 hours at the police station, then a ticket for overtime parking!
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Had a six pack of Rolling Rock pony bottles on the Beach in Belmar NJ once on a sunday by myself reading the NYTimes and got arrested for it!

100 dollar fine! And 2 hours at the police station, then a ticket for overtime parking!
Re: Black Label, pouring it on the ground was the better of two evils. Undoubtedly the worst beer I've ever tasted...
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I'll bet you wish you had that Expedition back.
Until I remember the gas mileage being half what i'm getting now, with only about a 30% increased space. But the trip reduction wouldnt suck.

Took 1700lbs of tile, concrete and drywall to the dump today. Alleve is the best stuff ever invented, aside from booze.

Nothing else has leaked, caught fire or fallen off the property in a day or so. My luck is turning.
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