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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Do you suppose U2's lawyer works pro-Bono ?
    I know one of Bono's attorneys is no longer an attorney, if that helps your inquiry. He's the one that got in trouble with the Panamanian papers thing, I think … not going to look it up. While I am sure that U2's attorneys don't work "anti-bono," I'm sure they're paid pro-Bueno.

    As for cocktail hostesses and the Las Vegas experience.

    I shall never forget, senior year, group of my friends and I decided to drive "South until we wear shorts and flip flops" - We stopped over night in Vegas (not far enough south).

    Amazingly, we were all winning at a black jack table at the Luxor, I think all but one of us were up a few hundred bucks (a lot in those days), and we just shared winnings with him. Regardless, we were having a great TIME - we had no idea what TIME it was until the cocktain waitress went from "Beer, wine, cocktails" to "Beer, wine, cocktails, orange juice, coffee" …. it was 5:15 a.m.

    We had been there since 10:00 p.m.

    We walked to the cheaper hotel and slept until 12:00, and then drove to Phoenix, getting in late at night. It still wasn't warm enough in Phoenix (60), we went to Tuscon, and then over to Yuma. We stayed in Yuma and golfed.

    We were going to go to Rocky Point Mexcio - where we heard the entire Univ of Arizona was - but upon driving 2 blocks across the Mexican border, I chickened out, everyone was looking at us gringos. We turned the car around, got to the U.S. - Guy said ""How long have you been in Mexico?" - I pointed to the block we turned around at. He said "Everyone out of the car."

    It didn't go well.

    A cooler fell out when they opened the hatchback, beers went everywhere (the driver was always sober).

    He told us not to come back.
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    This is my first year in the PTA. One of the fundraisers is raffle baskets for the open house. I was put in charge of getting together the donations for one of my boy's classrooms. We're doing a basket full of cleaning supplies. I have taken it as a personal challenge to squeeze every last penny out of the monetary donations so we get the most stuff for our basket. Couponing has turned into a sport for me Now I am not only worried that I might not have a box big enough to fit everything that was bought/donated, but if I do find a good way to fit everything...it may be too heavy to carry to the van
    That being said, give me allll the raffle baskets next year and I will skip the classroom parties because those kids gave me flu B over Christmas break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    The sudden tragic loss of cultural icons hits us in ways that are hard to verbalize. Some of those icons transcend their fields of endeavor and their passing takes on a bookmark for the generations most affected by the news.

    Folks of my vintage -- born in the late 1950's -- absorbed the news of 11/22/63 differently than our parents or grandparents. People born in the late 80's and 90's undoubtedly have a different view from mine of the world. That younger, different reaction to this latest instance of greatness passing too soon is informed by a world view as valid as any. 1/26/20 will become a cultural bookmark in a similar fashion.

    When I learned the news yesterday, my mind flashed to where I was when I learned of the Challenger explosion. Others might have been reminded of Buddy Holley, Patsy Cline, Harry Chapin, Jim Croce, Thurman Munson, Stevie Ray Vaughn. Sadly, the list of names we've said farewell to via tragic, unexpected departures from the floodlights is a long one. Time gives these disruptions to us at random. They chip away at our well-being, unsettling our lives' equilibrium in ways others cannot truly fathom. We share our grief collectively while wearing our sorrow individually.

    If you're a parent, your heart aches for the fathers and mothers left behind. If you're a sibling, you mourn for the brothers and sisters robbed by cruel fate of the chance once again to say you love them, to give them a hug, or to play games together. If you're a friend you wish for one more chance to feel their presence. If you're a fan, you celebrate the good feelings, lasting impressions, and joyful moments brought by their performance.

    May the victims rest in peace.
    I honestly can't imagine. Many celebrities have been lost too soon in crashes. Roberto Clemente's tragic death has cast a shadow here for 40+ years, although it's also a reminder of the good he did. I feel like my generation knew him better as the martyr than the baseball great.
    Mid-last week I asked my husband how he slept and he told me "bad because I had a nightmare" I asked him what happened and he said he dreamt he was in a plane crash, I told him "please don't travel for work anytime soon" because I'm superstitious. I can't imagine that type of nightmare becoming a family's reality in just an instant

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    My wife has a close friend who was hospitalized overnight following an attack by her own dog.


    Her dog is a chihuahua.
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    The 3rd grade basketball season ended last weekend...this Saturday parents get to play! I'm pretty excited (other than the fact that I haven't run any considerable distance in a very very long time). Not sure if we're playing against the kids or with the kids on our team yet since we share the court with another team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    The 3rd grade basketball season ended last weekend...this Saturday parents get to play! I'm pretty excited (other than the fact that I haven't run any considerable distance in a very very long time). Not sure if we're playing against the kids or with the kids on our team yet since we share the court with another team.
    That sounds like fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gu03alum View Post
    That sounds like fun!
    I'm really excited for it. We played one when I was in 4th grade and my mom dove into the crowd...not after the ball mind you, she just couldn't stop running somewhere in my parents' house there is an old home video of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    I'm really excited for it. We played one when I was in 4th grade and my mom dove into the crowd...not after the ball mind you, she just couldn't stop running somewhere in my parents' house there is an old home video of it.
    Check your medicine cabinet for Advil before you go.

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    Played hoops in an over 30 league a decade or so ago. Late in the game the team we were playing missed a shot turned into a fast break. The guy I was defending looked at me and said... "If it is OK with you, I'm gonna just stay here and wait for them to come back." I was just as exhausted, so I shrugged my shoulders and said "I'll keep you company"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markburn1 View Post
    Check your medicine cabinet for Advil before you go.
    No kidding! Basketball in the morning and then at night our elementary school has a roller skating family event (so I anticipate one of the boys pulling me down. I woke up with back spasms this morning, so I decided to schedule a massage for Sunday... because I'm going to need it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Played hoops in an over 30 league a decade or so ago. Late in the game the team we were playing missed a shot turned into a fast break. The guy I was defending looked at me and said... "If it is OK with you, I'm gonna just stay here and wait for them to come back." I was just as exhausted, so I shrugged my shoulders and said "I'll keep you company"
    I'm assuming if we play parents vs. kids there's going to be a lot of cherry picking...and if there's not, then we're terrible defenders.

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    We had teacher conferences yesterday. I asked my 3rd grader's teacher about their social studies class and who they'd be learning about in the next few months. I didn't immediately recognize the one person's name until the teacher started to list some of the things she did, I then immediately thought out loud that we had watched an episode of Drunk History about her.
    Most parents may not have used that statement as a segue into letting the teacher know they'd be willing to chaperone the class field trip, but I'm clearly not one of those parents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzgirl_127 View Post
    We had teacher conferences yesterday. I asked my 3rd grader's teacher about their social studies class and who they'd be learning about in the next few months. I didn't immediately recognize the one person's name until the teacher started to list some of the things she did, I then immediately thought out loud that we had watched an episode of Drunk History about her.
    Most parents may not have used that statement as a segue into letting the teacher know they'd be willing to chaperone the class field trip, but I'm clearly not one of those parents...
    Drunk History is AWESOME
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Having a hard time deciding who had the tougher night: Mike Bloomberg or Coach K ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    Having a hard time deciding who had the tougher night: Mike Bloomberg or Coach K ?
    Bloomberg, because it isn't Coaches first loss of the season.

    I didn't watch. Read the salient points though. It didn't seem like there was a real winner from the points.
    Hoping you have a sense of humor too!

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    Is it a requirement that at least one BYU hoops player must sport a really bad haircut with the optional porn mustache?
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    It looks like I will be deciding between replacing my roof or getting it repaired and then cleaned and resealed. I bought this house with cedar shake. I do like the way it looks, but it is expensive to maintain. I'm leaning toward replacement.
    Bring back the OCC

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    What's the lifespan of a cedar shake roof ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    What's the lifespan of a cedar shake roof ?
    I have been told 30 years. My house is 29 years old. When they reseal the roof they replace bad shingles. Apparently if you do that every few years you basically end up with a new roof after a while.
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    A life lesson: If your probation officer is a Facebook friend, don’t post pictures of your pot farm and your AK-47.
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    Another life lesson: If you pay for something with a stolen credit card, don’t sign your own name to the receipt.
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    Another life lesson: If you pay for something with a stolen checkbook, make sure it’s not a magazine subscription in your own name with your own delivery address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    A life lesson: If your probation officer is a Facebook friend, don’t post pictures of your pot farm and your AK-47.
    I would also advise you to not accept that Facebook friend request.
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    The Orleans has a new floor for us this year ... Inside the 3 pt line is "normal", the key has a wavy grey and black pattern with a light blue "WCC" logo. The baselines are in the same blue. The middle "third" of the court is gray. The center court logo is BIG.
    So many brackets, so little time.

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    Just offering my annual thanks to the good folks at BYU TV for airing the early rounds of the WCC tournaments - both Ladies and Men.
    So many brackets, so little time.

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