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TR Community scoreboard for October 12, 2012

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TR Community scoreboard for October 12, 2012

Sonja Thompson Staff
Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Deadly Ernest - 77
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 51
AnsuGisalas - 49
Tony Hopkinson - 37
Hal 9000 - 26

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum
Deadly Ernest - 69
mtoub - 66
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 52
jeff - 43
Tony Hopkinson and dl_wraith - 39

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
robo_dev - 5
wizard57m-cnet - 3
dzammit2 - 2

Spam busters
Tony Hopkinson and Deadly Ernest - 1

Happy birthday to TR members TiggerTwo and cmiller5400!
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    GSG

    and am going to beat abcshopping### and wholemkt### with it. These two are driving us all crazy, which is a shorter drive for some than it is for others. Lynching is too good for these evil spammers!

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    Slayer_

    Those filters that make the posts disappear.

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    Deadly Ernest

    I'm already a raving lunatic

    Good work Sonja, thanks for the info. And look, I AM cutting back.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    have a happy weekend :) everyone! and Happy birthday to TiggerTwo and cmiller5400, hope your birthday days are everything you could hope for and more!

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    Happy birthday cmiller5400 and TiggerTwo! Hope everyone has a fantastic
    weekend...I may watch the OU vs UT game...plus the little town my store is
    located in is having a fall festival, lots of stuff going on!

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Tiggs and CM as well.

    Now how exactly did I get 26 posts this week? Haven't been around much since SWMBO has been telling me what to do. Anyway she's home now and I'm enjoying telling people that because she was disobedient I had to Slit Her Throat. or It was Throat Cancer and could she have another pack of Cigarettes.

    She refused to push the car home from the Horsepital as well and then when I got her home she refused to do the washing up or feed me. Even worse she didn't mow the yard.

    But the next day she did do the washing up apparently her son didn't do it to her standards or maybe at all half way decently where as I just used disposable plates. Now if people would just stop dropping around to see how she feels.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Finding this post was a major PITA for me. I searched TR for "TR Community scoreboard" from the search bar at the top of the page; it returned nothing newer than August of this year and a link to the hot discussions page. I searched Google for "TR Community scoreboard" and got the same results.

    How did I find it? I used the search bar at the top of the discussions list.

    There's something wrong with this picture...

    Hoppy birddays, Chad.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    She's getting her birthday greetings in person this year!

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Got the same results.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I have added Sonja as a Contact and when I go looking for this I just look up my Contacts click on Sonja and then the last entry that she has made.

    If you scroll down the Disgusting Page and click on the View More and then actually find the TR Community Scoreboard and are silly enough to click on it you get taken to the Home Page or at least the last time I tried that way you did.

    Goggling TR Community Scoreboard also works I'm told but I never personally thought to go outside the site to find a discussion. Maybe I'm just silly though. :^0

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i go to the posts by contacts tab and then look for her name, that or just go to her posts page in her profile if i can't find it.

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    Tigger_Two

    Despite my insistence on hiding under my bed from that barstard, Chronos, the Ides are thundering quickly in my direction and 50 will be upon me like a bad toupee. If I am a careful shopper I will be able to find a designer bag that will fit neatly over my head at less cost than Botox.

    Thank you all for the good wishes. (((hugs!!!)))

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    CharlieSpencer

    C'mon, would you really want to be that silly 20-year-old again?

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    Tigger_Two

    There are a few periods of my life that I wouldn't mind a do over (or a do MORE) of, but my 20s aren't it.

    Besides, "silly" was never an accurate descriptive of me at any age. *sshole is a different story!

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    AV .

    If not, its coming! Something to look forward to. Its not that bad Tig. 50 is the new 30. And if the face and neck starts a-saggin' you can always use Face Tape! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMgFny1pE8

    All kidding aside, have a great birthday!

    AV :^0

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    Tigger_Two

    I haven't received my invitation to join yet and have been boycotting the mailbox just in case.

    As for the sagging bits, I'm trying to decide if I care about them or if I should continue to ignore them. *sigh*

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    Ah, yes...I get a least 2 invites a month in regular snail mail...
    "card enclosed, do not bend"...file 13, LOL. That all started
    when I turned 49 (a few years ago...oh heck, I'm 55...)
    and has been relentless since.
    Welcome to the club! :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Just exactly how is it you know that Tiggs in in the Club?

    Inquiring Minds want to know things like this.

    Col

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    That comment gave it away, from there it was elementary "Watson"...
    then again, I could be reading more between the lines than what
    is there, seeing how I have no access to body language, tilt of
    the head nor eye movements! I have been known to do that on
    occasion in these "text and print" forums. A flaw in the medium
    I think, which sometimes leads to misunderstandings.

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    Tigger_Two

    I'm aging like a bad beach party movie and can no longer hide this truth.

    And Wiz- take it from me... you do NOT want to be subjected to me in person. Between the wrinkles in my face and my difficulty in moving enough to gesture, mixed messages are my middle name.

    But screw all that. I have magnificent jewelry!!!

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    Tigger_Two

    I figure it this way... as long as I can bend, fold, spindle (I actually have one), or mutilate anything they send, I am still too young for AARP.

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    CharlieSpencer

    If you travel any at all, you can't beat the hotel discounts. I signed up at 45.

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    Michael Jay

    at least for me, I got by it some 9 years ago and still (knock wood) all ok.

    Dang youngsters, always worry about a number.

    ((((Hugs))))

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    AV .

    I'm looking at the 60 next year. I wonder what you get in the mail at that age?

    Yeah, dang youngsters! I'm not counting any more either.

    AV

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Are always looking back on days past and saying How Much Better things where then and complaining about the Youngsters.

    OH Wait a Minute I'm an Old **** Too so what An I saying. :^0

    But the other day I took SWMBO to the Quacks and waiting in the Pharmacy a little girl who had turned 4 that day was walking around telling everyone she was 4 and what a wonderful day it was.

    After speaking to SWMBO she asked what that bit of dressing on the back of her hand was for where an IV had been and SWMBO said the Doctor did that to me then she asked what the dressing on her neck was about and again SWMBO said the doctor did that to me, the little girl replied "BAD DOCTOR I don't like him", SWMBO said "nor do I." We all got a laugh out of that.

    Col

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    AV .

    NOT! We're all a bunch of old farts here, but we're "seasoned". I always liked that expression "a seasoned professional". It sounds like we've been grilled to perfection, LOL, and thats the truth.

    AV :^0

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    Deadly Ernest

    in the pharmacy when you had the chance, as it would now save you a fortune by getting drugs at cost price.

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    That's what I did about a year and a half ago, bought a small
    drugstore. I'm not having to take any meds at the present,
    but Mrs Wiz has to take a few. The US healthcare system
    lets the pharmaceutical manufacturers operate like "robber
    barons", especially in regards to name brand drugs. So
    I've gotten Mrs Wiz's docs to allow substitution with a generic
    if possible. Then you've got the insurance robber barons,
    that cut your reimbursement to sometimes less than what
    you just paid for the stuff, and their notion of a "professional
    fee" is in the range of $1 to $2...it can be tough!
    OK, enough of that for now...we're supposed to be having
    a happy weekend here!! Where's the party? I brought
    the mugs... {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3

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    Michael Jay

    should it not be [_]3

    I think it is "[" not "{"

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    and the bend lets you know how much you've got in
    your mug! [_]3 mugs are too plain for a party!
    The "3" handle gives you extra support to hold too!
    The TR cups are great for coffee though!

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Studies have shown that you drink faster from oddly-shaped glasses than you do from straight-sided glasses.

    You can drink from your {_}3, but I'm drinking from a [_]3 .

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    It's easy to see if the glass is Half Full or Half Empty.

    Also as this is Post 42 to this discussion it's Illegal for anyone else to post to this now. :^0

    Col ]:)

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    AV .

    People need their meds and now that all of us baby boomers are getting on in years, your business will continue to boom.

    Your mugs sort of look like kegs. Keg party!

    AV

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    Deadly Ernest

    of you can buy anything at the wholesale price as against the retail price you save between 30% to 50% if the retail price. Since owners usually get anything through the business at wholesale, as a minimum, that represents a good savings on a personal basis.

    BTW I thought that during an election year in the US all the mugs came courtesy of the US electoral system.

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    Michael Jay

    [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3
    and one more for cmiller if cmiller will show up, Happy Birthday [_]3, and Sonja will fill each one with your favorite beverage.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    If the glass is funny-shaped, you can't tell where the halfway mark is, and I like knowing when it's half-empty so I can send one of the kid to the fridge for another beer.

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    AV .

    Every now and then, us oldies need to go into the body shop and get a little tune-up. Its truly amazing what can be done today.

    Av

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    The down side is that while she thinks she can do what she could before the Op I have to Baby her because she can't.

    Though she did walk up the the Shop this morning and get the papers but I believe that she was hanging out for a Coffee more than anything else. :^0

    Currently she's sleeping or at least trying to.

    Col

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    Madsmaddad

    And I'll tip into 67 in 4 months. (blaspheme), How did I get there!
    Well, my new knee is just a year old and working well so that's Ok.
    and a couple of years ago the gummint started sending me money so it ain't all bad. (no comments about how it's my own money that I gave them over the years)

    PM.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Why do people think that any money that Governments send them is really theirs being returned by the said Government?

    When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there so why do people think that paying taxes now is somehow the Government stealing their money and when the Government starts paying Benefits in any form it is just returning My Money?

    Col

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    Deadly Ernest

    up the taxes and say it's to pay for that new social program, they did that when they set up government old age pensions. Thus they provide an expectation that we can get the social payment later or when needed because they've been taking money off us to pay for that. Like when you put money in the bank and then withdraw some back.

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    CharlieSpencer

    "When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there ..."

    Some of us disagree that protecting us from the world is its job. I don't think anyone would debate that defending out country from other countries is part of a government's job. But 'protecting' us from the results of our own (in)actions, from our own failure to save for retirement or purchase health insurance or use products in ways no sober person would attempt? That's where the debate lies.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Was down in your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago. Honked and waved.

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    Michael Jay

    missed you, let me know when you are around.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I've been administratively transferred to the Charlotte office....three days before I left on a 10-day vacation.

    I suspect Charlotte's management is not too happy about that...

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    Tigger_Two

    I may be chronologically 50 but am experientially 90.

    Whippersnapper!!!

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    Something like "It's not the years, it's the mileage"! LOL!
    Wrinkles, spots, etc. don't bother me, I have plenty to go
    around. Those "light colored shades" in my hair? Nah,
    not gray, it's experience!! No, I'm not going bald, my
    forehead is getting higher!! I used to laugh at Tim Conway's
    little old man character, until I noticed friends only a few years
    more experienced than myself taking on those characteristics!!
    I keep telling my kids not to laugh at us, because before they
    know what happened, they will be doing the same thing!
    Twenty years goes by a lot faster when you turn 40 as opposed
    to turning 20! My own confrontation with "high mileage" occurred
    about 4 years ago, when a previous job had me doing a lot of
    driving in unfamiliar territory...did you know some places think it
    is acceptable to use blurry writing for their street and highway signs?!!
    Sheesh...then I was told by an optometrist that it WASN'T the signs,
    but my eyes! What?!? No way...but alas, the eyeglasses did indeed
    make the writing on the signs clear! So now I wear them when driving...
    kind of irritating though, my peripheral vision is still great, and I see
    things from the side, but to make out distant detail I have to turn my
    head in the direction rather than just glance.
    Mrs Wiz, trying to be consoling, told me my glasses made me look
    like a "professor"...Gee, thanks hon! Anyway...a lot of the time I
    leave my glasses right there on an end table with my cell phone, LOL!
    Hoping she doesn't catch me out and about without both, hehe!

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    Tigger_Two

    ... I just love you!

    I got my first bifocals in my mid 30s and am not allowed to drive without them according to the State of Minnesota.

    Of course, I got my first gray hair at the age of 8. True story. Lady Clairol is a good friend.

    A friend of mine told me that now that I'm old, I am now entitled to say and do whatever I want because I will now be considered "wise". That works for me!

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    Even though I probably do need glasses to see distant objects
    a bit more clearly, when I went to have my driver license renewed,
    the state license folks had me remove my glasses for the picture???
    What? OK, fine with me...plus there is still no "restriction" on my
    license that I have to wear "corrective" lenses! But I think I've
    figured out what they really wanted...an unrestricted view of the
    crows-feet around my eyes!! Sneaky devils! I wonder if state
    department employees sit around getting their laughs from
    counting the wrinkles in my picture??
    They also "grandfathered" (subliminal terminology??) my
    motorcycle operating license, been riding for close to 40 years,
    guess they figured I didn't need to take the state test to demonstrate
    a proficiency at operating a motorcycle.
    Oh, they do eventually offer a perk to older folks, at age 65
    or so they waive the fee to renew a drivers license...again,
    no test to show ability though???
    Just some of those things that make me say "Hmmmmm!"

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I'm Growing Old Disgracefully.

    The Kids just leave me alone and no one else bothers particularly the Police when I pull off a Full Face Helmet and ask What's wrong Sonny?

    Of course I take after my father who at 75 took Early Retirement according to everyone he worked with they kept asking why he was retiring at 50.

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    Me, I'm following the Jimmy Buffett model:

    "I'm growing older, but not up!"

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    AV .

    I look at them as a "face accessory". I had to take my glasses off in NJ too for my driver's license photo, but my license says I wear corrective lenses. Now, in NJ, you are no longer able to smile for your license photo either because it upsets the facial recognition technology . I wouldn't be surprised if they were data-mining those crows-feet. You never know about us oldies.

    AV :^0

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    CharlieSpencer

    One of the biggest disappointments of aging was getting bifocals. I appreciated them for several days, until the first time I was walking behind my wife. I glanced down to check out her fanny and was appalled to realize it was out of focus; I was viewing it through the lower 'near vision' lens. I could tilt my head down, but then it becomes apparent to everyone what I'm doing.

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    AV .

    Hey, at least it was your wife's fanny! You're forgiven.

    AV

    PS: Had to say it Palmie

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    cmiller5400

    I have had a small gray streak in my hair for years (since I was young). Now I am starting to slowly go totally gray (must be the stress of the IT industry ). I'm only 33; my Mom says that I look "distinguished"

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    in the Just For Men ad! :^0

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    Tigger_Two

    (((hugs))) cmiller! I hope your birthday/week/month is WONDERFUL!!!

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    cmiller5400

    Lots of (((((hugs))))) Sorry it is late. I just got back from a week of vacation, and I promised myself I wouldn't turn on my computer that whole week. I did make it the whole week, though being sick the entire week sucked Wasn't my idea of a vacation...

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    GSG

    and am going to beat abcshopping### and wholemkt### with it. These two are driving us all crazy, which is a shorter drive for some than it is for others. Lynching is too good for these evil spammers!

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    Slayer_

    Those filters that make the posts disappear.

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    Deadly Ernest

    I'm already a raving lunatic

    Good work Sonja, thanks for the info. And look, I AM cutting back.

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    have a happy weekend :) everyone! and Happy birthday to TiggerTwo and cmiller5400, hope your birthday days are everything you could hope for and more!

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    Happy birthday cmiller5400 and TiggerTwo! Hope everyone has a fantastic
    weekend...I may watch the OU vs UT game...plus the little town my store is
    located in is having a fall festival, lots of stuff going on!

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Tiggs and CM as well.

    Now how exactly did I get 26 posts this week? Haven't been around much since SWMBO has been telling me what to do. Anyway she's home now and I'm enjoying telling people that because she was disobedient I had to Slit Her Throat. or It was Throat Cancer and could she have another pack of Cigarettes.

    She refused to push the car home from the Horsepital as well and then when I got her home she refused to do the washing up or feed me. Even worse she didn't mow the yard.

    But the next day she did do the washing up apparently her son didn't do it to her standards or maybe at all half way decently where as I just used disposable plates. Now if people would just stop dropping around to see how she feels.

    Col

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Finding this post was a major PITA for me. I searched TR for "TR Community scoreboard" from the search bar at the top of the page; it returned nothing newer than August of this year and a link to the hot discussions page. I searched Google for "TR Community scoreboard" and got the same results.

    How did I find it? I used the search bar at the top of the discussions list.

    There's something wrong with this picture...

    Hoppy birddays, Chad.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    She's getting her birthday greetings in person this year!

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Got the same results.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I have added Sonja as a Contact and when I go looking for this I just look up my Contacts click on Sonja and then the last entry that she has made.

    If you scroll down the Disgusting Page and click on the View More and then actually find the TR Community Scoreboard and are silly enough to click on it you get taken to the Home Page or at least the last time I tried that way you did.

    Goggling TR Community Scoreboard also works I'm told but I never personally thought to go outside the site to find a discussion. Maybe I'm just silly though. :^0

    Col

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    PurpleSkys Moderator

    i go to the posts by contacts tab and then look for her name, that or just go to her posts page in her profile if i can't find it.

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    Tigger_Two

    Despite my insistence on hiding under my bed from that barstard, Chronos, the Ides are thundering quickly in my direction and 50 will be upon me like a bad toupee. If I am a careful shopper I will be able to find a designer bag that will fit neatly over my head at less cost than Botox.

    Thank you all for the good wishes. (((hugs!!!)))

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    CharlieSpencer

    C'mon, would you really want to be that silly 20-year-old again?

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    Tigger_Two

    There are a few periods of my life that I wouldn't mind a do over (or a do MORE) of, but my 20s aren't it.

    Besides, "silly" was never an accurate descriptive of me at any age. *sshole is a different story!

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    AV .

    If not, its coming! Something to look forward to. Its not that bad Tig. 50 is the new 30. And if the face and neck starts a-saggin' you can always use Face Tape! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMgFny1pE8

    All kidding aside, have a great birthday!

    AV :^0

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    Tigger_Two

    I haven't received my invitation to join yet and have been boycotting the mailbox just in case.

    As for the sagging bits, I'm trying to decide if I care about them or if I should continue to ignore them. *sigh*

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    Ah, yes...I get a least 2 invites a month in regular snail mail...
    "card enclosed, do not bend"...file 13, LOL. That all started
    when I turned 49 (a few years ago...oh heck, I'm 55...)
    and has been relentless since.
    Welcome to the club! :)

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Just exactly how is it you know that Tiggs in in the Club?

    Inquiring Minds want to know things like this.

    Col

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    That comment gave it away, from there it was elementary "Watson"...
    then again, I could be reading more between the lines than what
    is there, seeing how I have no access to body language, tilt of
    the head nor eye movements! I have been known to do that on
    occasion in these "text and print" forums. A flaw in the medium
    I think, which sometimes leads to misunderstandings.

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    Tigger_Two

    I'm aging like a bad beach party movie and can no longer hide this truth.

    And Wiz- take it from me... you do NOT want to be subjected to me in person. Between the wrinkles in my face and my difficulty in moving enough to gesture, mixed messages are my middle name.

    But screw all that. I have magnificent jewelry!!!

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    Tigger_Two

    I figure it this way... as long as I can bend, fold, spindle (I actually have one), or mutilate anything they send, I am still too young for AARP.

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    CharlieSpencer

    If you travel any at all, you can't beat the hotel discounts. I signed up at 45.

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    Michael Jay

    at least for me, I got by it some 9 years ago and still (knock wood) all ok.

    Dang youngsters, always worry about a number.

    ((((Hugs))))

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    AV .

    I'm looking at the 60 next year. I wonder what you get in the mail at that age?

    Yeah, dang youngsters! I'm not counting any more either.

    AV

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Are always looking back on days past and saying How Much Better things where then and complaining about the Youngsters.

    OH Wait a Minute I'm an Old **** Too so what An I saying. :^0

    But the other day I took SWMBO to the Quacks and waiting in the Pharmacy a little girl who had turned 4 that day was walking around telling everyone she was 4 and what a wonderful day it was.

    After speaking to SWMBO she asked what that bit of dressing on the back of her hand was for where an IV had been and SWMBO said the Doctor did that to me then she asked what the dressing on her neck was about and again SWMBO said the doctor did that to me, the little girl replied "BAD DOCTOR I don't like him", SWMBO said "nor do I." We all got a laugh out of that.

    Col

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    AV .

    NOT! We're all a bunch of old farts here, but we're "seasoned". I always liked that expression "a seasoned professional". It sounds like we've been grilled to perfection, LOL, and thats the truth.

    AV :^0

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    Deadly Ernest

    in the pharmacy when you had the chance, as it would now save you a fortune by getting drugs at cost price.

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    That's what I did about a year and a half ago, bought a small
    drugstore. I'm not having to take any meds at the present,
    but Mrs Wiz has to take a few. The US healthcare system
    lets the pharmaceutical manufacturers operate like "robber
    barons", especially in regards to name brand drugs. So
    I've gotten Mrs Wiz's docs to allow substitution with a generic
    if possible. Then you've got the insurance robber barons,
    that cut your reimbursement to sometimes less than what
    you just paid for the stuff, and their notion of a "professional
    fee" is in the range of $1 to $2...it can be tough!
    OK, enough of that for now...we're supposed to be having
    a happy weekend here!! Where's the party? I brought
    the mugs... {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3 {_}3

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    Michael Jay

    should it not be [_]3

    I think it is "[" not "{"

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    and the bend lets you know how much you've got in
    your mug! [_]3 mugs are too plain for a party!
    The "3" handle gives you extra support to hold too!
    The TR cups are great for coffee though!

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Studies have shown that you drink faster from oddly-shaped glasses than you do from straight-sided glasses.

    You can drink from your {_}3, but I'm drinking from a [_]3 .

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    It's easy to see if the glass is Half Full or Half Empty.

    Also as this is Post 42 to this discussion it's Illegal for anyone else to post to this now. :^0

    Col ]:)

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    AV .

    People need their meds and now that all of us baby boomers are getting on in years, your business will continue to boom.

    Your mugs sort of look like kegs. Keg party!

    AV

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    Deadly Ernest

    of you can buy anything at the wholesale price as against the retail price you save between 30% to 50% if the retail price. Since owners usually get anything through the business at wholesale, as a minimum, that represents a good savings on a personal basis.

    BTW I thought that during an election year in the US all the mugs came courtesy of the US electoral system.

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    Michael Jay

    [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3 [_]3
    and one more for cmiller if cmiller will show up, Happy Birthday [_]3, and Sonja will fill each one with your favorite beverage.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    If the glass is funny-shaped, you can't tell where the halfway mark is, and I like knowing when it's half-empty so I can send one of the kid to the fridge for another beer.

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    AV .

    Every now and then, us oldies need to go into the body shop and get a little tune-up. Its truly amazing what can be done today.

    Av

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    The down side is that while she thinks she can do what she could before the Op I have to Baby her because she can't.

    Though she did walk up the the Shop this morning and get the papers but I believe that she was hanging out for a Coffee more than anything else. :^0

    Currently she's sleeping or at least trying to.

    Col

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    Madsmaddad

    And I'll tip into 67 in 4 months. (blaspheme), How did I get there!
    Well, my new knee is just a year old and working well so that's Ok.
    and a couple of years ago the gummint started sending me money so it ain't all bad. (no comments about how it's my own money that I gave them over the years)

    PM.

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    Why do people think that any money that Governments send them is really theirs being returned by the said Government?

    When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there so why do people think that paying taxes now is somehow the Government stealing their money and when the Government starts paying Benefits in any form it is just returning My Money?

    Col

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    Deadly Ernest

    up the taxes and say it's to pay for that new social program, they did that when they set up government old age pensions. Thus they provide an expectation that we can get the social payment later or when needed because they've been taking money off us to pay for that. Like when you put money in the bank and then withdraw some back.

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    CharlieSpencer

    "When we pay Taxes we are allowing the Government to do it's job to protect us from the Big Bad World out there ..."

    Some of us disagree that protecting us from the world is its job. I don't think anyone would debate that defending out country from other countries is part of a government's job. But 'protecting' us from the results of our own (in)actions, from our own failure to save for retirement or purchase health insurance or use products in ways no sober person would attempt? That's where the debate lies.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    Was down in your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago. Honked and waved.

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    Michael Jay

    missed you, let me know when you are around.

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    I've been administratively transferred to the Charlotte office....three days before I left on a 10-day vacation.

    I suspect Charlotte's management is not too happy about that...

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    Tigger_Two

    I may be chronologically 50 but am experientially 90.

    Whippersnapper!!!

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    Something like "It's not the years, it's the mileage"! LOL!
    Wrinkles, spots, etc. don't bother me, I have plenty to go
    around. Those "light colored shades" in my hair? Nah,
    not gray, it's experience!! No, I'm not going bald, my
    forehead is getting higher!! I used to laugh at Tim Conway's
    little old man character, until I noticed friends only a few years
    more experienced than myself taking on those characteristics!!
    I keep telling my kids not to laugh at us, because before they
    know what happened, they will be doing the same thing!
    Twenty years goes by a lot faster when you turn 40 as opposed
    to turning 20! My own confrontation with "high mileage" occurred
    about 4 years ago, when a previous job had me doing a lot of
    driving in unfamiliar territory...did you know some places think it
    is acceptable to use blurry writing for their street and highway signs?!!
    Sheesh...then I was told by an optometrist that it WASN'T the signs,
    but my eyes! What?!? No way...but alas, the eyeglasses did indeed
    make the writing on the signs clear! So now I wear them when driving...
    kind of irritating though, my peripheral vision is still great, and I see
    things from the side, but to make out distant detail I have to turn my
    head in the direction rather than just glance.
    Mrs Wiz, trying to be consoling, told me my glasses made me look
    like a "professor"...Gee, thanks hon! Anyway...a lot of the time I
    leave my glasses right there on an end table with my cell phone, LOL!
    Hoping she doesn't catch me out and about without both, hehe!

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    Tigger_Two

    ... I just love you!

    I got my first bifocals in my mid 30s and am not allowed to drive without them according to the State of Minnesota.

    Of course, I got my first gray hair at the age of 8. True story. Lady Clairol is a good friend.

    A friend of mine told me that now that I'm old, I am now entitled to say and do whatever I want because I will now be considered "wise". That works for me!

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    Even though I probably do need glasses to see distant objects
    a bit more clearly, when I went to have my driver license renewed,
    the state license folks had me remove my glasses for the picture???
    What? OK, fine with me...plus there is still no "restriction" on my
    license that I have to wear "corrective" lenses! But I think I've
    figured out what they really wanted...an unrestricted view of the
    crows-feet around my eyes!! Sneaky devils! I wonder if state
    department employees sit around getting their laughs from
    counting the wrinkles in my picture??
    They also "grandfathered" (subliminal terminology??) my
    motorcycle operating license, been riding for close to 40 years,
    guess they figured I didn't need to take the state test to demonstrate
    a proficiency at operating a motorcycle.
    Oh, they do eventually offer a perk to older folks, at age 65
    or so they waive the fee to renew a drivers license...again,
    no test to show ability though???
    Just some of those things that make me say "Hmmmmm!"

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    HAL 9000 Moderator

    I'm Growing Old Disgracefully.

    The Kids just leave me alone and no one else bothers particularly the Police when I pull off a Full Face Helmet and ask What's wrong Sonny?

    Of course I take after my father who at 75 took Early Retirement according to everyone he worked with they kept asking why he was retiring at 50.

    Col

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    CharlieSpencer

    Me, I'm following the Jimmy Buffett model:

    "I'm growing older, but not up!"

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    AV .

    I look at them as a "face accessory". I had to take my glasses off in NJ too for my driver's license photo, but my license says I wear corrective lenses. Now, in NJ, you are no longer able to smile for your license photo either because it upsets the facial recognition technology . I wouldn't be surprised if they were data-mining those crows-feet. You never know about us oldies.

    AV :^0

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    CharlieSpencer

    One of the biggest disappointments of aging was getting bifocals. I appreciated them for several days, until the first time I was walking behind my wife. I glanced down to check out her fanny and was appalled to realize it was out of focus; I was viewing it through the lower 'near vision' lens. I could tilt my head down, but then it becomes apparent to everyone what I'm doing.

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    AV .

    Hey, at least it was your wife's fanny! You're forgiven.

    AV

    PS: Had to say it Palmie

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    cmiller5400

    I have had a small gray streak in my hair for years (since I was young). Now I am starting to slowly go totally gray (must be the stress of the IT industry ). I'm only 33; my Mom says that I look "distinguished"

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    NickNielsen Moderator

    in the Just For Men ad! :^0

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    Tigger_Two

    (((hugs))) cmiller! I hope your birthday/week/month is WONDERFUL!!!

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    cmiller5400

    Lots of (((((hugs))))) Sorry it is late. I just got back from a week of vacation, and I promised myself I wouldn't turn on my computer that whole week. I did make it the whole week, though being sick the entire week sucked Wasn't my idea of a vacation...