Absolutely Useless Facts About Yourself, No One Cares About

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Post by FredS » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:11 pm

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Post by durangopipe » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:14 pm

FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
FredS wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:43 pm
Trevor is a late-twenties guy at church. His dad wasn't involved much and - though we've never made it official - I've mentored him over the last 4-5 years. Teaching him things like never to wear pajama pants outside your house (yes, he did that before), use real sentences in emails, firm handshake, eye contact, etc. All the stuff a guy isn't likely to learn from mom. He's a computer whiz who makes me look smart in my company by feeding me information and he's a fine man who's working full time as the facilities manager at the church and is getting that place and the men who work on it whipped in to shape. I was on one of his crews so I actually took direction from him and offered discreet feedback on how to manage other men. He's doing great and I'm going to miss him when I move. My only son died in the womb so this deal has been as nice for me as it has been for Trevor. I'm taking him to lunch later this week - I hope I don't cry.
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
Worst thread fail ever.
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Post by hugodrax » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:15 pm

Pepik wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:52 pm
FredS wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:57 pm
Trevor prayed for me after lunch. Flipped our relationship 180°. I told him I was proud of him.

The other diners at Panera gave us odd looks.

Best of all, I didn't cry.
He figured it out - you needed it. You done mentored you up a Man.

Thread Fail.

Again.
Right? I mean...poor kid. Screaming out for a father figure. Only Fred available. Must be made of good stuff.
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Post by FredS » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:40 pm

Nobody cares. Remember?

If you ever meet Trevor in real life, ask him to tell you about the birth of his second child. He delivered his own freakin' baby! At home! Not on purpose mind you, that's just how it worked out.
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Post by UncleBob » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 pm

I just broke up a hobo fight outside of where I work. Always a fun time.
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 pm
I just broke up a hobo fight outside of where I work. Always a fun time.
1. Thread fail.

2. Please provide a small follow up on what a “hobo” is in your estimation. As an example. I️ see a hobo as an adult male in c. 1930 riding the rails and dodging the law. Please see any Jimmy Rodgers song for reference.

3. Thread fail.

4. Please see item 3.

5. HA-HA

6. Hovs has returned and you have to babysit him.

7. HA-HA
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Post by TwoXseveN » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:35 pm

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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:40 pm

I've seen two meteors tonight so far. But what's really got me mesmerized is the very bright star in the southeastern sky blinking red and green and white.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Post by Kerdy » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:59 pm

Several months ago I took a local job to be home with the family more. Even though it was a literal 50% pay cut, I am enjoying being home every night and sleeping beside Mrs. Kerdy. Maybe since I make less money I will get more back in tax returns.

Also, when leaving work last night (dark, cold, foggy and rainy) I watched a jet come in for a landing at the airport. It was really neat seeing it fly through the fog with all of its lights on.

Kerdlette #1 is half way through her first year of university (Criminal Psychology). She was going to go away, but at the last minute decided to stay home and save money. I am glad she decided to stay. I would have missed her.

Kerdlette #2 is actually doing well in school. She has struggled with her grades for, well, ever since she has been in school. She has almost all B’s with a few C’s this year. Still trying to get her attitude on a better path, but she seems to be getting there.

Both of my dogs are fine. One is a little fat, but happy. The other is a total ding bat.

Finally finished working on my back deck. Boy, was that a pain in the sitting cushions. Almost done with my wifes swing stand and swing, but the weather has kept me from finishing. It doesn’t sit level, but it’s my first one so I will put bricks under it to make it work. Once that is done, on to the fire pit area. Ugh!

Homeowners insurance went up for no reason. That’s always nice.

That’s about it for now. Not much happens in my life so there isn’t much to update.
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Post by FredS » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:29 pm

Merry Christmas Kerdy.
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Post by hugodrax » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:54 pm

FredS wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Merry Christmas Kerdy.
Also Happy Thanksgiving, Sir.
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Post by coco » Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:06 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Merry Christmas Kerdy.
Also Happy Thanksgiving, Sir.
Happy belated Halloween.
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Post by Skip » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:43 pm

coco wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:06 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:54 pm
FredS wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:29 pm
Merry Christmas Kerdy.
Also Happy Thanksgiving, Sir.
Happy belated Halloween.
Joyous Flag Day!
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Post by DepartedLight » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:36 pm

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Post by sweetandsour » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:59 pm

Saw one meteor tonight so far. A good one, though.
As thus we sat in darkness
Each one busy with his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

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Post by Cleon » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:42 pm

I just walked by a vape shop. It smelled like an open package of Hubba Bubba grape
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Post by DepartedLight » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm

Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:42 pm
I just walked by a vape shop. It smelled like an open package of Hubba Bubba grape
I don’t so much care as I am disgusted. Why in the hades were you so close to a Vape Shop?
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Post by DepartedLight » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 pm

I’ve been having fun and success in the recent blend dabbeling.

Thought I’d reach out into some VA’s and see.

That was an error.
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Post by hugodrax » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:25 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:42 pm
I just walked by a vape shop. It smelled like an open package of Hubba Bubba grape
I don’t so much care as I am disgusted. Why in the hades were you so close to a Vape Shop?
Out of rolling papers, I'm thinking.
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Post by DepartedLight » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:59 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:25 pm
DepartedLight wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Cleon wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:42 pm
I just walked by a vape shop. It smelled like an open package of Hubba Bubba grape
I don’t so much care as I am disgusted. Why in the hades were you so close to a Vape Shop?
Out of rolling papers, I'm thinking.
Dunno. Cleon seems a straight up small bong kind of guy to me. Even so. A vape shop?
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