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 21 Oct 2010 2:09 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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I call DH Mr Happy Roller because when we paint he gets more on the ceiling than on the walls. I do all the cutting in and will paint about 3 feet from the top down so he cant paint the ceiling. I also do from the bottom to about 3 feet up as he likes to paint floors as well. Wall paper, it scares me. I am a weakling so I dont know that I could hold it up wet and have it perfectly straight / matched up and I am a perfectionist so if DH did it crooked

TJ I dont know how you do it. I worked in Cal from July to Dec in 2004 and I always knew when a weather change was coming, my poor head. I dont think I could live there. I miss Calgary, I really liked it there.

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 21 Oct 2010 2:37 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I'm happy roller girl! laugh Dh is the meticulous one.

The paper will be an adventure, I'm half wanting to call my mom over to supervise. smile

Usually I'm really good at catching the headaches before they get out of control and become migraines, but today, this one is kicking my arse. Headed into numb face/weird jaw land. So far, total count...4 Extra Strength Excedrin, 1 Extra Strength Tylenol Sinus and no relief. Once I get home I have a feeling I'm going to have to sleep this one off. frown I'd leave work now, but DH has the car and my bosses are all in Van. Nobody here to cover.

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 21 Oct 2010 3:19 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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TJ check out Super Strength Motrin. That stuff is amazing! One thing you want to make sure of before taking them though is that you have eaten. I find because they are so strong if I take them on an empty stomach I feel seriously ill.

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 21 Oct 2010 3:19 PM
 19 Aug 2010
 Underwater
DivingC
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Disclaimer: I want kids and am looking forward to that.

But I just saw this and find it hilarious. I think some of you may as well:

POSITION
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

JOB DESCRIPTION
Long term, team players needed, for challenging, permanent work in an often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments
in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be a willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION
None.
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without
complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:
None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION :
Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS:
While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth, unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you play your cards right.

** FOOTNOTE: "THERE IS NO RETIREMENT -- EVER!!!

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 21 Oct 2010 3:21 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Good one WR!

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 21 Oct 2010 3:30 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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So I was wondering (and no I am not trying to start drama, I am asking out of respect) if its ok that I post here. We are CF but not by choice. If we ever get PG I assure you Id high tail my arse out of here.

I spent a lot of time reading & not replying to the thread, then one day I couldnt help myself. I had to reply and now I am replying nonstop. I like it here. I dont have to hear about xy&z about being PG or about what little Timmy did. This is going to sound messed up but hearing about those things rocks me to my core, it hurts me & makes me insanely jealous.

So Weve been TTCing for 3 years and have yet to give birth to a child, for all I know it could be another 3 years, in the meantime can I hang out with you ladies?

If this makes even 1 person uncomfortable please let me know either here or via PM. I a gazillion percent understand needing a safe zone and will not take offense AT ALL if someone would prefer I not post here.

I hope I am making sense.

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 21 Oct 2010 3:53 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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Anyone can post here, any time about anything (as long it's not against the rules).

It's just that the ones who realize the thrust of the thread (which I think is a place where people don't have to talk about all those things, although they can arise as several of us are aunties and some are moms, and can semi-safely occasionally mock the child-centered bits we encounter in life) will fit in better than others.

I think you get the thrust of it, and you can post anyway, so go crazy! And run away when or if you ever so choose---I promise I won't be too hurt by it (unlike, say, the lady in your picture).

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 21 Oct 2010 3:54 PM
 26 Oct 2005
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RCG, everyone is welcome here! I'm happy you find this to be a fun place where you can take a break from hearing about all-things-baby. When your dream does come true I'll be cheering for you! grin

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 21 Oct 2010 3:57 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Post away! smile

We are CF by choice. I like the thread because I can relate to those that do post here...no kids. laugh I will admit that I get tired of seeing all the baby related tickers. Don't get me wrong, I like kids, just don't want my own. Having had a miscarriage in the past (before DH), making a conscious decision not to have kids...well, I don't like getting into that whole debate about...well, it's different once you have your own kids, you'll change your mind if you spend more time with kids, you'll regret not having kids. I've heard it all, and some people apply a lot more pressure and don't take no for an answer...I also get tired of defending our decision not to have kids. I'm 39, I'll admit I have limited patience for screaming/crying and tantrums...unless I'm the one throwing them. laugh

Dh and like our life. smile We're happy, we feel whole...and we both agree, the only reason we would have ever had kids is to have someone to will our stuff to. Totally selfish reason to have kids. We've picked our favourite niece instead...already told her she's in charge of picking out our nursing homes. We're good. smile

Kids are a touchy subject..whether you're having them or not. Which I'll never understand. Everybody is free to make their own choices, but it's amazing how many people don't respect a decision to not to have kids and how some will hold it against you or hold you in lower regard because you can't/don't share the same experience as they do. I have great child rearing advice, but because I've never had my own, it's disregarded...never mind I spent years working with preschoolers, I was once a kid, I know what worked on me and I watched my dad as a child care counsellor for years.

Funny enough, my dad was devastated when we told him no kids. He took it personally, he was mad...how could we deny him grandchildren. frown

If I can come here...see no tickers, here no kid talk, be able to joke around about it...why not. smile

I post all over WB, in the Home Section, mostly in Misc...but sometimes it's nice to get away from the babytalk. To brutally honest, those tickers with the fetus growing on them...reminds me of the miscarriage every time I see one. I don't know how the other girls who it's still so fresh for deal with it. It's a graphic image and even though mine was eons ago...I still think about it. I can't help it.

Post away for whatever your reason. smile We'll talk about banning you later if we have to. laugh

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 21 Oct 2010 4:09 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Phew, I will continue to post and would never ever try to talk anyone into having a child (shudder) but the offer stands if anyone ever wants to take me up on it. I am trying to learn to embrace the idea of being content & childfree, for DH and I, I know that others contentment depends on them remaining childfree.

I also have 7 LOs in my life and like to think I am a kick arse auntie and have funny / proud / OMG they are so annoying stories about them that I too will share.

I have never fallen for the you cant understand until youve had one train of thought but I do think that if we do every have any kids that I will learn a lot!

Again the offer stands if 1 person is uncomfortable PM me and there will be no judgment on my part.

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 21 Oct 2010 4:10 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Oh and those damn tickers yes, they too remind me of my m/c which right now is still a gaping open festering wound.

ETA - In fact I am not overly fond of my ticker but I have it there because I suffer from CRAFT and need to know where I am at, if I could make it smaller I would but I can't so...

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 21 Oct 2010 4:20 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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I blocked tickers. It makes me happy. If I was really committed to not catching co-workers' eyes, I'd remove the profile pics. But then I'd have to learn people's names and that's not as good.

Oh, and it always surprises me when I get a PM and remember I have a ticker. One of these days I'll change that but I keep having other things to do.

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 21 Oct 2010 4:22 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Can you block just the tickers??

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 21 Oct 2010 4:25 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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Heh, same-time posting about PMs!

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 21 Oct 2010 4:28 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I'm sure I'll get in the loop if I need to be. laugh

Pretty sweet...tickers are blocked now. smile

I used to have a weightloss ticker, but it was never changing so I took it off. laugh

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 21 Oct 2010 5:21 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Shadow, I wouldn't say it's sad, it's just reality that it could possibly be that way. You might have some friends who'd do it for you. smile Might be someone you've yet to meet that will become like an adopted niece/nephew to you. smile

Heck, you might want to leave it to your cats!! Actually, a client tried that once. My boss had the hardest time getting her to understand that she couldn't will everything to her cats and then have someone take care of them until they pass. He told her that someone could off her cats and then take what she left them. Her only response was "who would do something like that?". It was actually pretty sad. Boss consulted with her doc to find out if she was of sound mind...turns out she had good days and bad days....alzheimers. Sad when you wait for a good day to sign docs with her. frown

I could tell you some stories about working at that law firm. Wow. Boss was arrested by the cops, not once but twice for drugs. A client's ex dropped off a black Glad bag of sex toys in our lobby one day...we were suppose to forward those on. Another dude I saw talking to parking meters all the time. He would come in for his appts and then pick his scabs and show them to our receptionist. Ugh. I always thought that was run of the mill stuff until I found my fellow classmates had never encountered stuff like that. laugh

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 21 Oct 2010 5:58 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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I dont understand the who will take care of me when I am old argument. I have little to no plans to take care of either of my parents. Theyve worked hard & smart and have enough $$ to take care of themselves. They have pre arranged their funerals / cremation / urns / burial plots etc.

If one of them was ill & needed care I supposed I can see taking them in but if I (or my sister) wasnt able to care for them theyd move into a care facility. If its companionship they are lacking Id think a home would accommodate that.

I think that if youre going to be CF this is a part of the planning / decision process. Lots of CF couples are DINKS that should be saving for their golden years, no?

(I am not asking sarcastically but out of curiosity)

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 21 Oct 2010 6:21 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I guess for us...we've already given thought to who's getting my mom if something happens to her BF. She doesn't make enough on pension to support herself (worked for Walmart for 17yrs, crappy pension), it is a very realistic possibility that she could end up not being able to afford to support herself. When we bought our current house, well, there's a reason there are 5 bedrooms (not that we'd tell any family member that's what we were thinking when we bought it). When my dad tried to take his life last year, he had no money, no job, no place to live...we (as a family) stepped in to take care of him. Again, it was a real possiblity that he could have ended up with us. I don't know what would have happened to him if we weren't there.

I couldn't imagine being in either of their shoes and not having family to rely on. We're lucky we have big families on both sides, but if we were only children...I could see being more worried about being alone and someone being there to take care of me if I needed it.

Life happens. Not all people plan ahead or have the means to plan ahead....or can face planning ahead.


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Maggie loves carrots. grin I love hearing her eat them...makes them sound sooooooo yummy! smile

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 21 Oct 2010 6:28 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Yeah, I guess I am naive in my thinking, life happens. You can think youre prepared out the wazoo to have that crash down. I am also nave because I am so lucky to have a large (like 200 +) family and some really good lifelong friends, that if I needed help it would be there. Thats awfully assumptive of me.

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 21 Oct 2010 6:36 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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After the markets crashed and I watched a whole year's salary disappear...you learn quickly anything can happen. laugh

Also learned..don't put all your eggs in one basket! laugh Dang that basket! mad tongueold

I think my headache is finally letting up a little. Just in time to pick up mom from the airport. Warned DH he might have to make dinner for everyone if I wasn't feeling better...suddenly take out is on the table. laugh

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 21 Oct 2010 6:44 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Shadow - I'm technically an only child too (it's a long story) but I really feel like family is what you make it... There are people I'm not related to that I would trust to help me should I need it and I'm sure I'll meet more of those people along the road of life.

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 21 Oct 2010 7:02 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Have you all made your wishes be known? You need to tell more than your spouse. I read a ground setting case (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Cruzan) of a woman who was essentially a vegetable after a car accident. Her parents fought and fought and then fought some more to remove her from life support / feeding tubes. After 7 years of fighting they finally won their case. The mother died of cancer shortly thereafter the father committed suicide.

The only reason they won the case is because Nancy had told a coworker many years prior that if she was ever in that state shed want the plug pulled.

It was actually a very interesting read & involved "players" such as Condoleezza Rice.

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 21 Oct 2010 9:25 PM
 10 Oct 2008
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jamiesgirl
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I got the "You'll change your mind" card today...again.

*sigh*

If I went up to someone who could physically have & wanted a baby and said, "You'll change your mind," I'm pretty sure they'd be offended.

I would never go up to someone and have them change their mind about their decision regarding to have or not to have kids. That's just not the way I roll, and it's rather rude.

I usually stand my ground, but laugh it off in the same token - it's such a repetitive and exasperating response.

On that note, I should go rally up the hounds - they'd better not be taking down our Hallowe'en decorations I put up for a get-together tomorrow night! Pumpkins + dogs = disaster.

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 22 Oct 2010 2:24 AM
 18 Jul 2006
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I had three siblings and they're awesome and were great (in general) to grow up with. And I don't want kids. So while it may be a factor, I don't think it's always a big one.

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 22 Oct 2010 10:27 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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When DH got the snip it was hard to keep him from telling everyone! laugh Seriously! He'd tell anybody who gave him two minutes the whole process which included him not being frozen enough at first poke, the fact he was higher than a kite when the doc let him wander the streets by himself..that pissed me off...to the fact I had to tell him to quit standing on the coffee table an hour after he had it done. He was trying to prove to me he was ok. Still higher than a kite, but as far as he was concerned...he was Superman at that moment. A frozen bag of peas to the crotch later...he realized it was stupid to have stood on the coffee table. tongueold

After a while, I had to get DH to stop telling the story of the snip because he was scaring other men considering it. laugh You don't tell other men contemplating it that hurts if you're not entirely frozen right away. And he leaves out the part where he's always had this problem taking to anethesia (sp?). All things considered...it was a fairly simply process, recovery time was a few days and then he was back to normal.

To us, we didn't care one way or the other if people knew. People were adapting to the fact we weren't having kids and if they weren't, not our issue..it's theirs.

We did it for several reasons...the first being my doc didn't like that I had been on the pill for so long and I was "getting up there in age"...almost told her to suck it there. laugh DH didn't want me to have to under go anything that would put me at risk...and as far as he was concerned...what was a 20 minute procedure to give me options. It was minor, least he could do.

No one has ever brought it up to us again, no one has ever said anything about it other than a few of his guy friends have asked him some serious questions about it. He's open and honest about it, always said he did it for me to give me options...which most guys don't think of.

To date (4 years after the fact), we have no regrets. I can't see us ever wanting it reversed. There is still that miracle chance that the tubes could find a way around the clamps...but it's highly unlikely. People have adjusted to the no kids thing, still poke and prod every now and then, but I think they're always recruiting for their club. tongueold We're good. smile

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 22 Oct 2010 10:32 AM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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I sooooooooooo wish DH would get it done. He says he'll consider it when my IUD is done (2 years) but he's deathly afraid.

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 22 Oct 2010 11:21 AM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Freezing aside, DH said it was nothing. He uses it as a point of pride...he was manly enough to do it. laugh

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 22 Oct 2010 11:49 AM
 26 Oct 2005
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We have no snipping plans. I have only been on the Pill for about 6 years and I like using it because it make ol' AF bearable. If DH did have it done, though, I don't think I'd care who knew. It's no secret we are not procreating. smile

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 22 Oct 2010 11:53 AM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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DH carries on a big production about getting blood work done, I couldnt imagine asking him to go in for the big snip. Hed carry on & on!!

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 22 Oct 2010 11:59 AM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Totally not CF related but ewww!! I have a coworker that wears the SAME pants all the time. He wore the same pants from Oct 7th 15th and this week hes worn the same pair every day. *Shudder*

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 22 Oct 2010 12:01 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I wear the same shoes all the time. frown I hate shoe shopping. tongueold

Does he wash his pants in the meantime???

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 22 Oct 2010 12:10 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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I wear the same shoes all the time too, but have on different socks each day wink

I dont think hes washing them as the knees and bum are maintaining their bent shape even when hes standing straight (If that makes sense)

I dont care if you wear the same clothes everyday of the month as long as they are clean, I dont think his are however and I am skived out!

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 22 Oct 2010 12:13 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Wow July, that's an intense fear! Thankfully DH isn't that bad and is getting used to having different proceedures done.

I was laughing so hard I cried when he had to go in for his first physical (he started at 27 as FIL had prostate cancer, a heart attack & diabetes before passing away). He said to me, but do you know where the Dr's finger goes?!?!

I explained to him that I had been going for a yearly pap since I was 17 and wasn't feeling so sorry for him!

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 22 Oct 2010 12:24 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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DH and I had the pap vs. the prostate exam discussion. I told him at least it's only a finger, and not something that looks like a freaking duck's bill!!

He changed his mind after that. laugh

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 22 Oct 2010 1:18 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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With our testing for infertility, I had to go in to have dye injected into my fallopian tubes. DH had to produce a semen sample aka masturbate into a cup. He wanted me to feel sorry for him. tongue @ Him.

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 22 Oct 2010 1:26 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Which I am totally ok with as long as a person is clean wear the same thing everyday, his pants however are not clean.

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 22 Oct 2010 1:31 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
BandAidChik
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Then that = ew.

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 22 Oct 2010 1:45 PM
 18 Jul 2006
Dazed
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I don't think they're too big on giving people time outs these days, since so many people got so angry at so many time outs a while back. The threats seem to be popping out instead (at least for now) and I actually appreciate that. I like that you get a warning first and I like that everyone can see it because it helps me identify what the Admin / mods are reacting to (what went over the line) so I can check my posts myself and pre-moderate them, if necessary.

I have determined that jokes don't go over well once feelings have been hurt, so I'm certainly not attempting to take the best possible interpretation and make it funny / inclusive / less rude anymore. Instead, I will assume the person was rude and ideally ignore them and (more likely though less ideally) call them out on rudeness directly.

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 22 Oct 2010 1:49 PM
 21 Jul 2006
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Yes were in an office. Its an odd environment though. Were in IT company so the owners are 100% ok with us wearing jeans with a nicer shirt & shoes unless were on a customers site then they expect business casual so there really isnt a dress code, no shorts, no tank tops, no ripped clothes and no flip flops, other than that anything goes. Our youngest employee is 33 so really its a non issue its not like anyone shows up not dressed appropriately weve all worked in offices long enough to know better but apparently washing of ones pants is left up to ones discretion LOL.

The lady who sits beside me has noticed too, my theory is he cant get his dirty clothes into the laundry basket so his wife has gone on strike as I have gone on strike a few times with DH. This week I am on strike for washing dishes. Oh how I miss having a dishwasher!

Does anyone have anything fun planned for the weekend?

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 22 Oct 2010 2:00 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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I'm free...I'm free...the work week is over!! I love half day Fridays. smile

I'm off to lunch with DH, pick up paint & paper for my diva room, going to hit the new Costco which is way too close to our house now for my own good, then it's an evening of dinner, sofa, DH and the puppies....woooooo!!!!! grin

Sorry...I'm so excited. This week has been a crappy week. I really would just like to cuddle up and relax. smile I'd say have a glass a wine, but I'll be fricked if the half glass of wine last night didn't kick my headache back into overdrive. Two day headaches...not fun. frown

Oh...and if you don't see me on Monday...I've won the $44M. grin

Have a good one ladies!! smile

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 22 Oct 2010 2:05 PM
 1 Jan 2006
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Teaching cadet band tonight, cleaning/baking tomorrow and hosting a partylite party on sunday.

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 23 Oct 2010 5:38 PM
 21 Jul 2006
Rain_City_Girl
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Fly by posting from me but I saw this and just had to share. It's the best STFU Parents ever!



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 23 Oct 2010 10:43 PM
 1 Jan 2006
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My main instrument is oboe, but I tend to teach saxophone to cadets. I am learning the bagpipes too lol!

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 25 Oct 2010 12:18 AM
 31 Jan 2007
 Calgary (reception in Ottawa)
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Hey guys! Busy weekend here.

So, in our circle, vasectomies are commonly discussed. It won't be a huge secret if DH ever gets around to it. He went for a consultation, but after 45 min waiting for the doctor to show up, he left. He's been too lazy to go back. tongueold

I have my own room, but it's become a junk storage room. Anything DH doesn't know where it belongs gets thrown in my "office". And I've given up trying to keep it clean.

No wallpaper in my house, though. I have removed enough of it in my lifetime that no pattern will ever be nice enough for me to try it again. The evil thing about wallpaper is that it's super easy to put up, but a huge pita to take down.

TJ, if they ever have another GTG when I am in town, you can come and sit next to me. I'll be 35 tomorrow.

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 25 Oct 2010 9:32 AM
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FeministSprig: I played oboe, too! I actually would kind of like to get back into it but I know I don't have the commitment right now.

And Amber, I agree fully with you about the wallpaper. I think it's fascinating that anyone puts it up (even when it's gorgeous) just because all I remember is taking it down. *shudder*

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 25 Oct 2010 2:24 PM
 26 Oct 2005
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That's cool, FS. I am so impressed! Playing bagpipes seems to require a co-ordination that I don't have! Like patting your head while rubbing your tummy, lol.

I've never played any wind instruments but played violin from grade 4 - end of high school. I've often thought about picking it up again but it has been 20 years since I have played!

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 25 Oct 2010 2:31 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Shadow, I'm usually pretty happy about not being invited to baby showers. smile Last one I went to, I felt soooo out of place. I was the only one without a kid and there is only so much talk about c-sections, stitches and the like I can take before I need to find me a Starbucks and espresso out. I love shopping for baby showers, but much prefer a one on one visit with the new baby.

I bought my diva den wallpaper on Friday. Funny, now that we're in our new house and plan on staying for a long time...I'm all for trying new things with the walls. Only thing I refuse to do...paint designs on the walls. At our condo someone painted the walls checker board in the computer room...no way I sanding the edges down to erase the uneven paint. I also don't do texturizing, that glove painting stuff. Too hard to fix for the next time.

Amber...happy belated bday! smile

And...lastly, I don't play any instruments. I was an art student...my sister took band. smile

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 25 Oct 2010 2:35 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
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I'm the guilty party re: Shadow not being invited.

We've worked out between the two of us, but I want y'all to know that it wasn't a matter of not wanting her to be there or excluding her for any particular reason as much as I sent out a general call to my girlfriends that if they wanted to come, to let me know so I could give their name and addy to my mom. I don't think Shadow saw that message. I didn't want to make it awkward for anyone who might not want to come or be able to come, so when Shadow didn't respond, I mistakenly assumed that she was not interested in coming - and I didn't want to push the issue for anyone who had made that decision.

Again, I'm really sorry you were hurt, Shadow. <3

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 25 Oct 2010 2:40 PM
 28 Mar 2006
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OH I forgot - I was pretty happy I had to miss a recent baby shower.

The invitation instructed you NOT to use wrapping paper - but to wrap the present in a blanket or crib sheet AND to bring a book instead of a card. I felt like that was a little too bossy - maybe one or the other instruction but not both. So I wasn't too sad to miss that one (I had previous plans).

BUT for the record, if I didn't have plans I would have went AND followed the instructions!! smile



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 25 Oct 2010 3:03 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
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Totally unrelated topic Shadow but I was thinking of you earlier today (in a non-creepy way)...

A friend was asking about the cultures in which it's customary to take a picture of the dearly departed in their casket for posterity... To which I thought, the Shaddow knows!!!!!!

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
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