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 18 Apr 2012 4:18 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Yup... the Toronto Zoo lost it's accreditation over the elephants going to that sanctuary that Bob Barker was pushing for (don't get me started on that man and the PETA play for media attention and why our herd, albeit a small herd, but well cared for, is being moved, but Bowmanville gets to keep theirs or any of the other elephant custodians in South/Central Ontario). The Zoo board had voted to find an accredited place for them somewhere warmer with more space, City Council decided they weren't finding one fast enough, so Council over-ruled the Zoo Board on an animal welfare issue and, as they were warned, the AZA has revoked accreditation and MTZ can't re-apply until March 2013.

Wonder what impact this will have on the $13million spent to get us a pair of Pandas. Or on the animals that are on loan to MTZ for breeding programs through AZA.
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 18 Apr 2012 4:46 PM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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Clearly Council wasn't thinking properly. They are basically distroying a major part of our city.
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 18 Apr 2012 7:54 PM
 1 Jan 2010
ScubaJ
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boo. Thats sucks for the MTZ
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 18 Apr 2012 7:59 PM
 9 Jul 2005
 Around, SK
LadyAurora
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Confession: Bob Barker sucks.
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 19 Apr 2012 12:06 PM
 27 Oct 2009
mrssp
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1,502
I am pooping my pants because my coworker snapped this week and went on sick leave, and I am left to deal with everything that she does (she is the sole point of contact for a lot of departmental issues).

I am just trying to be calm and re-assure myself that I CAN do this job, despite having a serious lack of experience (and no info to guide me) in some of the tasks involved.

And to think I thought this week was super boring and I had nothing to do. I was going to take tomorrow off. HA!
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 19 Apr 2012 7:07 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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Confession. After the week I have had, I am parking my [censored] on the couch and not lifting a finger tonight.
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 20 Apr 2012 7:43 AM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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I think Tims gave me a jalapeno bagel instead of my regular tomato & cheese one...
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 20 Apr 2012 9:51 AM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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I don't know. The jalapeno one was a little much for my sensibilities.
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 20 Apr 2012 1:32 PM
 7 Nov 2011
 bottom of the glass
Probably Drunk
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Confession: I've been slacking in keeping up with this thread and have no plans to go back and play catch up teeth

I too am planning an evening of [censored]-meets-couch. There might be some gin involved and most certainly some Buffy on my tv thumbsup
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 20 Apr 2012 2:20 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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28,628
Confession 1:

Every time we re-watch the series' of Buffy & Angel we do it back-to-back and every time we get to Season 5 of Angel and I remember that we were going to watch them concurrently the next time so that when we get to Spike on Angel it's not 4 years after Spike on Buffy... it's the "19 days" or whatever that it 'should' have been.


Confession 1b: I'm a geek.

Confession 2: Even though I know it makes cat #2 jealous, and even though it makes me very uncomfortable because she always manages to find my bladder, I can't help but smile when I wake up in the morning and cat #1 is curled up on my tummy (or my butt)
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 20 Apr 2012 2:29 PM
 7 Nov 2011
 bottom of the glass
Probably Drunk
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I was never able to get into the Angel series. Actually, I don't think I've ever been able to commit to spin-offs. I liken it to the current WB debacle. Sure, I'll check out the spin-off(s), but there's little to no chance that I'll commit to it. Can't get the same warm fuzzies from a knock-off wink grin

Cat confession: I totally plan to sneak a second baby into the house when DH isn't looking. My Cally needs a buddy and there are so many cats at the shelter I can't help myself. If it weren't for mine and DH's allergies I'd have a house FULL of cats.
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 20 Apr 2012 2:34 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Yeah... Angel was pretty hit & miss for me even when it was airing. But it was always a case of "ok, if one more episode sucks rocks, I'm done"... and then a decent episode.

But hey... Joss Whedon's creation... how bad could it be? *laugh* And at least you're guaranteed to recognize at least one cast member at some point in the run of the show (unless it's running on Fox, in which case it might be cancelled before that familiar face turns up)



Heh... I almost brought home a shelter cat the last time I went to buy catfood @ PetSmart. Funnily enough, I was less concerned with getting DH to forgive me for it and more concerned about convincing the other two there was enough house/people to go around to a third little monster.
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 20 Apr 2012 6:49 PM
 26 Jun 2009
 Montreal
Malkynn
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Confession: I effing hate someone in my program and for the sake of surviving I've been really nice and respectful to them because I've had to work with them, closely at times in a very intense, high pressure, high tension environment where most people are fried and miserable.

Sometimes I pat myself on the back for not letting my personal feelings affect my workplace, but other times I feel like a two-faced, deceitful snake.

I chose this career in large part because it would allow me to work mostly independently and avoid this type of office-politics drama, but until I'm done, I feel like I'm constantly drowning in people's drama and I'm stuck with a fake smile on my face and carefully watching what I say.
I feel fake.
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 21 Apr 2012 4:54 PM
 15 Jan 2007
candctroll
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Confession: I am making baked mac n cheese for the first time this afternoon and I really hope it comes out edible.
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 21 Apr 2012 6:20 PM
 17 May 2009
6thyear
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We have friends coming over tonight.

Confession: sometimes I'd rather just have a quiet Saturday night in and watch SNL...
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 22 Apr 2012 9:34 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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And Banquet is done!

A couple last minute craziness but nothing that wasn't fixable. Actually the lady who ran it last year said she hopes I do it again next year.
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 22 Apr 2012 9:52 AM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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Good job, Honeybee!

Confession: I would be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little worried about the fact that the seller of the house we walked away from wants to speak to her lawyer about us walking away from it. Everybody tells me I shouldn't, be, and logically I am pretty sure she has no grounds, but still.
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 22 Apr 2012 11:22 AM
 2 Aug 2009
Nuke
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From my extensive knowledge of real estate from watching house hunters and property virgins, as long as the inspection was a clause in your deal you are fine.
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 22 Apr 2012 12:48 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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Inspection was a clause, but we waived it after we had our inspection.

We walked away on the insurance condition, because our insurance was only going to give us 90 days to fix an issue ($6k+) or else they wouldn't agree to insure us. We also discovered that the seller lied to us about damage to the property. She said the only water damage she had was during the ice storm (1998), but there were half a dozen claims between them and now, including a $15k one in 2005.

Basically we the clause said that the insurance issue had to be settled to our discretion.
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 22 Apr 2012 2:15 PM
 22 Mar 2012
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jenetic
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Wouldn't her lieing about water damage be enough to let you out?
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 22 Apr 2012 4:27 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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I have no idea. Some of her comments to my realtor make me think she's a snarky wench, though.

We just got the termination forms back from her. She sounds like a piece of work.

As discussed, we terminated the offer on the Insurance clause. The clause specifically states "on the buyer arranging insurance for the property satisfactory to the buyer in the Buyer's sole and absolute discretion. Our insurer would give us 90 days to fix a big ticket item (the chimney) or else they wouldn't insure us - plus they found that there were a number of claims that the seller had not disclosed. The chimney was non-functional (due to masonry issues and rusted out parts in the insert) so we were not able to obtain a WETT certificate. We didn't care, we'd fix it when we'd have the money, but our insurance was kinda forcing our hand."

She added the following to the document: "I deny any relevant non-disclosure and consider it pure nonsense that buyers cannot obtain insurance insured the property for 25 years without a problem. Good chimney = insurable"

Yeah, but in those 25 years, she's let a lot of stuff go, including said chimney.
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 22 Apr 2012 6:12 PM
 26 Jun 2009
 Montreal
Malkynn
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Confession: I get a little drunk when I cram the night before an exam. I have an exam on pharmacology tomorrow morning, and I'm getting a little drunk right now.
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 22 Apr 2012 6:45 PM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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Good Luck tomorrow!
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 22 Apr 2012 9:09 PM
 27 Oct 2009
mrssp
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Confession: I REALLY REALLY hate that I am so easily riled up by certain family members. I have a few lately who are just driving me bananas and I can't seem to let their stupid comments/actions roll off my back.
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 23 Apr 2012 9:04 AM
 27 Oct 2009
mrssp
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BAH! I killed the thread!
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 23 Apr 2012 9:55 AM
 4 Apr 2010
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it's just gross here. I went to throw some diapers in the outside can and it was raining sideways.

we actually had a lovely day with my ILs yesterday. They acted like awesome grandparents for a change. I am still a little shocked. we went for dim sum brunch with them, then they watched the kids for a couple hours while we went shopping, then we stayed for supper. It was a really nice day. They actually played games with ODs, and payed attention to him. We are going away and they won't see the kids for a couple of weeks. I wish they would act like that more often.
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 23 Apr 2012 9:58 AM
 4 Apr 2010
freckle-lee
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I feel rather overwhelmed and don't know where to start. I have the next 5 days to get us ready to go away for 2 wks. Plus, I have to get ready to go back to work. When we get back, I have 1 day to prepare us all for my return to work. I've been off for 20 months. It's going to be tough.
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 23 Apr 2012 3:36 PM
 2 Aug 2008
The_Momma
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Hey ladies, I wanted to give you an update on my past confession (and a request for addresses so I can send you all cookies for helping me with it)

I signed up to be a surrogate, and I've found a match. They are an amazing couple, and I'm so happy to be able to help them, it's going to be a great experience. I had a hard (very hard) time saying no to some of the couples that are not the right match for us, but knowing how great these two are, it was so easy to say yes. I felt like I was dating again, doing the whole, will they ask, wont they ask, it felt like a proposal only instead of a ring, I get swollen ankles.
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 23 Apr 2012 3:42 PM
 1 Jan 2010
ScubaJ
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i ate like 10 oatmeal choco chip cookies from valu mart today..i am soooooo bloated yuck!
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 23 Apr 2012 10:08 PM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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Confession - I've been feeling crappy so I made a big pot of chicken soup on Friday and we ate it all weekend (even though FH doesn't like soup). It's all I want to eat so I made another huge pot today that will last me all week. I made FH grilled cheese just so he wouldn't have to eat soup again. I feel bad that he will be eating crappy all week because I don't feel like making anything else now that I have my soup.

I took steak out of the freezer for him for tomorrow, but I have no side-dishes and don't want to go to the grocery store so he has to fend for himself. I'm a bad housewife when I don't feel well.
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 23 Apr 2012 10:24 PM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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Confession - We just had one bearing on the truck fixed ($450) and need the other one done. Now our fuel gauge sensor is borked and a headlight is out. ($75 for headlight, $250 for sensor, $450 for the other sensor). One of the step-kids birthdays is just around the corner as well. We live literally paycheque to paycheque on one income and I'm really starting to freak out.

I know things will work out (they have a way of doing that), but I'm still stressed and it sucks. I hate not being able to contribute financially and things would be so much better if I could be working. Ugh.

On a happier confession note - we were unable to have the kids on our regular weekend so we get to have them the next 2 weekends back to back and I'm pretty pumped. (Added expenses of gas and food that's going to be hard on the budget, but their smiley faces are so worth it!)
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 23 Apr 2012 10:28 PM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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Confession - I completely forgot to do our taxes. I guess I better get on that!
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 23 Apr 2012 10:36 PM
 3 Sep 2006
rosedale
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Confession - I spent the whole night grad dress shopping with my DD and the poor thing didn't find one thing she loved. At one point I gave up looking at price tags and let her try on what ever she wanted and we still found nothing. I felt so bad for her, I hope our next shopping trip is better.
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 23 Apr 2012 10:36 PM
 5 Jul 2006
 New Brunswick
GreycieBoo
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Confession -- I'm so ready to be done dealing with the crap at my work I'm about to take whatever job I have to just to get out

Confession 2 -- I know that I will probably never get the nerve to leave the job because I'm comfortable in it
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 23 Apr 2012 10:40 PM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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9,801
Confession re: Smash under the cut:

Click to reveal..
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 24 Apr 2012 12:24 AM
 23 Apr 2012
 Edmonton
Tink Deaters
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Confession: I am a vegetarian who is currently daydreaming about eating a cheeseburger and salsa chicken.
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 24 Apr 2012 7:50 AM
 17 Apr 2008
 Ottawa
MrsMuffin
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Confession: we're moving in 44 days and I haven't started packing/purging yet. And I'm freaking out. But can't get motivated.
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 24 Apr 2012 7:59 AM
 15 Jan 2007
candctroll
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Confesssion: Bad mommy of the year award to follow

I let the neighbor boy come over and play inside for the first time last night. I sent them to lil man's room and about 30 seconds later hear a large crash. I forgot that yesterday morning I broke the metal bifold doors on lil man's closet and they fell and hit the neighbor kid on the head. He went home crying about 2 minutes after getting there. frown
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 24 Apr 2012 9:14 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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We've spent the past year researching dogs and breeders and found our family is suited for and loves the idea of a Newfoundland. Right now we're saving since we'll need a van to fit a family of 5 plus a huge dog so its going to be a couple months before we feel ready to add to our family but we're telling others of our plans.

All people can focus on is the size. Nothing else. I really want to yell at some people and their comments. This isn't a quick light hearted decision, it's two years of research and planning!
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 24 Apr 2012 1:21 PM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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Thanks ladies,

The kids have already picked out a name. Chewbacca or Chewy for short since all the pictures and ones they've see in person look like him. LOL.
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 24 Apr 2012 4:33 PM
 9 Jul 2005
 Around, SK
LadyAurora
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Honeybee, congrats on your new anticipated family arrival!

Along those lines, Confession: we have been planning to get cats for years. We decided that we were going to wait until after we had the house set up with the new furniture, but both DH and I lost patience after us being dumb enough to go looking at pets. Now, we have two awesome, loveable cats. But we still don't have all the furniture up by any means. And I'm frustrated.
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 24 Apr 2012 10:18 PM
 22 Mar 2012
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jenetic
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My DS uses my iPad all the time!! To the point we're thinking of getting him a cheap used one. There are tons of apps on it like puzzles, shape matching, mazes. Basically stuff he could do on paper or with puzzle pieces. He stil does all the stuff on paper etc. But when you're on the go its easier than having colouring books out and stuff.
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 25 Apr 2012 9:03 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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My kids love some of the games and even the eduational ones. I have the Draw something one but I just play with DH since my drawing skills suck.
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 25 Apr 2012 9:07 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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Confession: I am a horrible horrible nail bitter. The most I ever get is 1-2 days tops without biting. Its what I do when I get nervous or stressed. I'm really tempted to get gel nails done so I can have pretty hands and use nail polish.
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 25 Apr 2012 10:28 AM
 22 Mar 2012
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jenetic
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I'm going for a manicure this week!! I helped my friend design and print her wedding invitations, and as a thank you she got me a spa gift card. If I like the place I think I may go back in June and get my nails done for my brother's wedding.
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 25 Apr 2012 11:34 AM
 23 Jun 2007
 Tinseltown
Poulette
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Hai ladies!
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 25 Apr 2012 12:03 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
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Confession: I hate this time of year at work. Well... March - May. All the assignments for the summer seminar courses we run come in in December, but they come back from reviewers at this time of year, have to be sorted, catalogued, determine which students are graduating, verify all mailing addresses, and send them out to the students. Right now I've got 97 assignments for 31 students in piles on my office floor... and of the 10 I've checked so far, 7 of the students have moved since they last told us where they were living.


Confession #2 (how oddly appropriate): I hate having the office next to the washroom... especially when there are elderly males with digestive issues on the floor *gag* sick

Anybody know where (specifically) I can get Just a Drop to leave in a spot that might get it used? I mean, I know... Loblaws... Walmart... but WHERE in store?
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 25 Apr 2012 12:25 PM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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The cleaning supply isle? Thats all I got.
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 25 Apr 2012 12:26 PM
 5 Jul 2006
 New Brunswick
GreycieBoo
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Maybe it's one of those things at the checkout? For impulse buyers? OR...let me think, I know I've seen it
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 25 Apr 2012 2:00 PM
 13 Aug 2002
 Toronto
FriendsFirst
Queen of the Forum
28,628
Damn... I don't do the supply purchasing any more since we moved.


Creepy-stalker-type-confession: Every day at least once a day I drive past Tart's subdivision on my commute and wonder how she's doing 'cuz one of us always seems to be crazy busy lately and it's been forever since we chatted.... wink
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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