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  • There has to be more to life than writing research papers (which is how I am spending my long weekend. Yet another dissertation on a fire service issue.)


    I am going to go bake. Anyone hungry?



    the grin of someone who has finally cracked up

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    • Originally posted by superchef
      There has to be more to life than writing research papers (which is how I am spending my long weekend. Yet another dissertation on a fire service issue.)

      I am going to go bake. Anyone hungry?


      the grin of someone who has finally cracked up
      Need any help?
      Perhaps some CR cliff notes?
      Just ate; grilled cheese and tomato soup. There's only one thing better; chili with peanut butter sandwiches.
      CR
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      Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
      RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)

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      • Thanks CR. The paper is done. It is the formatting that makes me nuts. MS Word has its own evil mind. I tell it to put page numbers on the top right and it puts them on the top left. The more I tell it not to do something, the more it likes to torment me.

        Have you ever tried toasted peanut butter and banana sandwiches? (same way you make a grilled cheese, just use PB and banana.)

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        • Originally posted by superchef
          Have you ever tried toasted peanut butter and banana sandwiches? (same way you make a grilled cheese, just use PB and banana.)

          EWWWW!!!!! (Maybe I'll try that tomorrow!) Have you ever had fried pickles? I think they are very good.

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          • Originally posted by superchef
            Thanks CR. The paper is done. It is the formatting that makes me nuts. MS Word has its own evil mind. I tell it to put page numbers on the top right and it puts them on the top left. The more I tell it not to do something, the more it likes to torment me.

            Have you ever tried toasted peanut butter and banana sandwiches? (same way you make a grilled cheese, just use PB and banana.)
            You need to re-set your MS Word defaults to filter Left Coast tendencies.
            Naw; no PB and banana. Have you tried PB and sweet pickle? Get those little Vlasic sweet gherkins and slice them thin, put the peanut butter on the bread about a half inch thick and enjoy.
            MMMMMMMMM.
            CR
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            Remember Bradley Golden (9/25/01)
            RIP HOF Robert J. Compton(ENG6511)

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            • Originally posted by tfpd109
              Have you ever had fried pickles? I think they are very good.
              I won't even say what that image brings to mind.

              Thanks for the advice CR. I forgot about that ( I am a left coaster). Although more and more I want to be a "down under coaster."

              You boys need to eat something besides PB sandwiches. Have you ever thought about how many you have PB sandwiches you have consumed in your life? Probably well over a 1000 in various combinations.

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              • Very wise!

                Originally posted by superchef
                I won't even say what that image brings to mind.

                Thanks for the advice CR. I forgot about that ( I am a left coaster). Although more and more I want to be a "down under coaster."

                You boys need to eat something besides PB sandwiches. Have you ever thought about how many you have PB sandwiches you have consumed in your life? Probably well over a 1000 in various combinations.
                Cheffie--the West Coast of the South Island is somewhere that I have yet to visit--BUT-and there is always a "but", all reports so far indicate a virtual mind blowing experience in scenery--as far as the food line, how does wild pork-venison-salmon sound like? Not forgetting Whitebait Fritters!!

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                • Westjet Joke

                  A mother and her very young son were flying Westjet Airlinesfrom Ottawa to Calgary. The little boy who had been quietly looking out the window, turned to his mother and said, "If big dogs have baby dogs, and big cats have baby cats, why don't big airplanes have baby airplanes?"

                  The mother who couldn't think of an answer, told her son to go ask the flight attendant. So the boy walked down the aisle and asked the flight attendant who was busy serving drinks.

                  She smiled and asked, "Did your Mom tell you to ask me?"

                  The boy answered, "Yes, she did."

                  "Well, then, you go and tell your Mom that there are no baby airplanes because Westjet always pulls out on time. Have your Mom explain that to you."
                  Last edited by MalahatTwo7; 11-27-2006, 11:29 AM.
                  If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                  "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                  "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                  Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                  impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                  IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                  • Excuses For Missing Work Getting Wackier
                    Most People Admit Faking Sick

                    POSTED: 1:06 pm EST November 27, 2006

                    'Fess up -- have you ever called in sick when you're feeling fine? If so, you're in good company.

                    A new survey by CareerBuilder.com finds 32 percent of workers have done just that in the last year. Senior career adviser Jennifer Sullivan said many people are using sick days as "mental health days" to catch up on sleep or simply relax.

                    One in 10 admitted to doing so three times or more in the last year.

                    According to Sullivan, many employers are honoring that. But she warned that using sick days as vacation days can get you in trouble, especially if a colleague spots you.

                    And while some employers said they typically don't question excuses given, others were more skeptical. Twenty-seven percent of hiring managers reported they have fired a worker for calling in sick without a legitimate reason.

                    And for those who told the teacher, "My dog ate my homework," it turns out there are grown-up versions. Employers have heard plenty of unusual excuses for not coming to work, including one guy claiming his mother-in-law poisoned him, or the fellow who said he broke his leg snowboarding off the roof while drunk.

                    The most popular motivator for missing work was the need to relax, according to nearly half (48 percent) of workers. Twenty-four percent of workers pointed to the desire to catch up on sleep while 20 percent cited personal errands. Other top reasons included doctors appointments (17 percent), plans with family and friends (16 percent) and housework (16 percent).

                    "Although an improvement from last year, the amount of unexcused absences from the office is significant and can be indicative of employee dissatisfaction," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.com. "Forty-five percent of hiring managers have caught an employee calling in sick with a fake excuse. This begs two questions: do you have the right employees working for your organization and do you have the right employee management practices in place for your staff?"

                    One in four workers said they consider their sick days to be equivalent to vacation days and treat them as such.

                    Comparing genders, women were more likely to take a sick day when they were feeling fine. Thirty-seven percent of women called in sick with bogus explanations compared to 26 percent of men, the survey said. On the employer side, men were more likely to terminate an employee for an unexcused sick day, CareerBuilder reported. Thirty-five percent of men said they have fired an employee for calling in sick with a fake excuse compared to 15 percent of women.

                    Workers who are chronic offenders may be running out of ideas. Forty-one percent of hiring managers said they have received unusual or suspicious sick day alibis. Sixty-two percent did not believe them, according to the survey. When asked to share the most unusual excuses employees gave for missing work, hiring managers offered the following examples:

                    1) Employee was poisoned by his mother-in-law.
                    2) A buffalo escaped from the game reserve and kept charging the employee every time she tried to go to her car from her house.
                    3) Employee was feeling all the symptoms of his expecting wife.
                    4) Employee called from his cell phone, said he was accidentally locked in a restroom stall and no one was around to let him out.
                    5) Employee broke his leg snowboarding off his roof while drunk.
                    6) Employee's wife said he couldn't come into work because he had a lot of chores to do around the house.
                    7) One of the walls in the employee's home fell off the night before.
                    8) Employee's mother was in jail.
                    9) A skunk got into the employee's house and sprayed all of his uniforms.
                    10) Employee had bad hiccups.
                    11) Employee blew his nose so hard, his back went out.
                    12) Employee's horses got loose and were running down the highway.
                    13) Employee was hit by a bus while walking.
                    14) Employee's dog swallowed her bus pass.
                    15) Employee was sad.

                    The survey was completed in September 2006 and included 1,650 workers and 1,150 hiring managers nationwide.

                    Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
                    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

                    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

                    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

                    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

                    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

                    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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                    • Since everyone reads this thread, Can anyone tell me if HD radio is all the ads make it out to be? I listen to the radio at home (no TV and no desire to buy one). However, commercials are starting to really drive me nuts. I just want music and I would like a little more choice than the recycled play list commercial radio has. HD radio seems to be a better choice.

                      anyone tried it? good, bad, indifferent? not worth the price?





                      and it is not relevant that I am already nuts, I just don't need to be any more nuts than I already am!

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                      • Cheffie,
                        I've never heard of HD radio, but I DO recommend satellite radio. I got a free year's subscription to Sirius with my new car, I haven't listened to a "regular" radio station since I got it.
                        The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

                        I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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                        • HD= High definition radio which probably translates as satellite radio. You can get the tuner for your home. I should brave Radio Shack and see if what HD is in fact just "marketing" for satellite radio (and if so, if I can get it in my apartment. Thanks.

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                          • Anyone Seen Jerry?.........

                            I haven't noticed any posts from Capt. Garcia lately. Don't tell me that the Thread is outliving the Thread killer.....
                            Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
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                            Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
                            Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

                            IACOJ Budget Analyst

                            I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

                            www.gdvfd18.com

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                            • Just mention his favourite ice cream ... I'm sure he'll be here lickety-split
                              September 11th - Never Forget

                              I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                              Sheri
                              IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                              Honorary Flatlander

                              RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                              • warning-

                                It has finally happened. Spam disguised as chicken, pork and turkey.

                                Today's Wall Street Journal had an article that Hormel is attempting to branch out from Spam to offer "upscale foods." such as "Spicy Szechuan Beef Strips and Teriyaki Chicken Breasts." It tried a few test markets and found that they did not sell. I wonder why??

                                They tried to get them into Whole Foods but WF declined stating "that we buy our meat from fresh meat suppliers. "

                                What part of spam is even close to anything resembling meat anyway?

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