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Old 05-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #61
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Hey when you get that far up there .. .what's a few hundred miles amongst friends.
I'll put it on my list of places to see... however, .. .may be a bit low on the list...
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Re: comments from coworkers in my last two weeks
Old 05-20-2007, 09:51 PM   #62
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The further north you go the better ( at least during the summer). In my world, at the end of Jume we have 18=19 hours of daylight. Even people from the American midwest (Chicago) are surprised by it. I'm going seriously north then, never seen the midnight sun. Will tell all about it.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:03 PM   #63
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Thanks Kumquat, I will look for your travelogs... I am worried that going that far north will give me nosebleeds ... and then the blood freezes on the way out ...
It sounds like a great adventure though...
Seems that we are polar opposites ... I'm that guy from the big city ... and see all my wildlife at the zoo or on the Discovery Channel
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About 200 miles due north of Glasgow Montana
The DW has family in Glasgow, MT. Sure gets cold.

Saw the I AM CANADIAN ad. A chesterfield is a couch.
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the knight in shining armor thing is not very prevalent in the non-profit female dominated workforce...a lot of intelligent, driven, committed womenfolk in these parts.

on the oil changing note - in my college years, had my mom's old honda w/ over 200k miles on it, had a tire that kept going flat - would get nail pulled and plugged, then blamo - flat again. so i got used to changing tires. one nite, after hitting the clubs, got a flat - pulled into a well lit gas station that was still quite busy for the hour (past midnite) and started changing my tire. got lots of offers for help from well meaning, maybe creapy fellas, which i declined. but they all hung around to watch me do it by myself. not sure if it was the tight pants and high heels, or just watching a young woman change the tire, but they all seemed to enjoy themselves!!!
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I'd pay to see that video !

A young woman in tight pants and high heels changing a tire. What's not to like !
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Spineless is spineless - tends to be more prevalent among females. I don't want to work for one of them (spineless) Been there - done that. My leadership style is not the soft, touchy feely, sensitive style. I had a group of men working for me that I threatened to throttle (yep - in the USN) if I found out they missed a child's dance recital, etc. Their families are more important than our recruiting mission at the time. We also used to bring each other small souvenirs from our personal travels - strictly voluntary - but it became a "family" thing.

Having female subordinates is more complicated. I apparently am supposed to treat them differently - or empathize with them because they are the weaker gender! I still have no idea what to say to the girly girls - they always get their feelings hurt! (and I am not a butchy looking chick by any stretch) My father made me change a tire and the oil before any thought of getting behind the wheel of a car as a young teen.

And Nords, anything (this too) can be used as a hammer! LOL
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I'd pay to see that video !

A young woman in tight pants and high heels changing a tire. What's not to like !
thank goodness it was before the days of cell phone video - it'd be up on youtube for sure!
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