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    This is way too low down the page. Time to bump it up.
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    Can't believe I stayed up for the hockey game. Good night John Boy.

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    I've always heard if you get married you should do it late in life.


    You don't have to live as long with you mistakes.


    I'm gonna study up on how to fake Alzheimers.
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    Can't believe I stayed up for the hockey game. Good night John Boy.
    I grew up playing hockey - on ponds, not leagues. LOVED it. But watching it's like baseball - unless it's the Islanders (or Mets) I only watch the playoffs.

    I turned it off after the 2nd OT. No telling when it would end plus by that time everyone was so tired I figured it would end on a screw-up. Detroit's clearly the better team though they played lousy last night - their puck control between the blue lines is usually very good. But Pittsburgh has a hot goalie - the great equalizer.
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    Over the weekend I found out how to get your friends to quit bumming money off you.

    Went with a friend of mine to Kokomo and we go to grab something to eat at a restaurant on the W side. Grab a booth and he gets up to go to the bathroom, saying, "When I carry money on me late at night I stuff it in my underwear under my balls."

    Yup - I'll never borrow money from him again - and if I lend him any he only pays it back by check.
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    Over the weekend I found out how to get your friends to quit bumming money off you.

    Went with a friend of mine to Kokomo and we go to grab something to eat at a restaurant on the W side. Grab a booth and he gets up to go to the bathroom, saying, "When I carry money on me late at night I stuff it in my underwear under my balls."

    Yup - I'll never borrow money from him again - and if I lend him any he only pays it back by check.
    Then you don't wanna know where I carry my checkbook.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

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    Spicoli is now one of the homeless.
    If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..

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    I'm gonna study up on how to fake Alzheimers.
    I think a Quart of vodka every night works.
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    Over the weekend I found out how to get your friends to quit bumming money off you.

    Went with a friend of mine to Kokomo and we go to grab something to eat at a restaurant on the W side. Grab a booth and he gets up to go to the bathroom, saying, "When I carry money on me late at night I stuff it in my underwear under my balls."

    Yup - I'll never borrow money from him again - and if I lend him any he only pays it back by check.

    http://pffc-online.com/mag/paper_dirty_money/

    How Dirty Is Your Money?

    Jan 1, 2004 12:00 PM, Dr. Richard M. Podhajny, Ph.D., Contributing Editor

    The words “dirty money” mean different things to different people. You may think of dirty money as money illegally earned, transferred, or used. Typically, this is money obtained from criminal or corrupt sources that makes its way into our commercial banking system. Most of this is “laundered,” a term that implies making dirty money clean.
    But let's talk about dirty money and laundered money in more literal terms. With the recent SARS outbreak behind us and the present flu season in full swing, we don't want our dirty money simply laundered; we want it “spotless” and “germ-free.”
    It may come as no surprise, but most of the money you exchange each day is contaminated heavily with various microbes including salmonella and E. coli. The older the bills, the more microbes are present.
    However, there is no “safe” bill; not even the new printed currency promises lower levels of microbe contamination. Steps to reduce the level of bacteria on money are being taken both from a money processing perspective as well as by utilizing antimicrobial materials.
    The outbreak of SARS in China last year made a jittery situation even more jittery in parts of Asia. If you have traveled to Japan or Hong Kong, you would notice many people routinely wear protective masks to limit airborne infection. Is this what we will all look like in the near future?
    These events have created a demand for antimicrobial products in many phases of our lives. But what products do we encounter on a daily basis that constitute a microbe risk to us? You wouldn't use someone else's tissue to wipe your nose, but you would not hesitate to exchange paper currency.
    One problem with paper currency has always been that it lasts less than a few years in circulation. But what's more, paper money is problematic as it provides a large surface area as a breeding ground for bacteria.
    Microbe-infested money adds fuel to the argument to replace the US dollar with a coin. This would not only save millions of dollars annually but provide a less problematic dollar in the workplace.
    A typical bill can have thousands of different types of bacteria and can be the source of disease and infection, according to medical experts. So, what can be done to improve the situation?
    Recent steps have been taken to reduce currency contamination through money-handling machines. Some ATMs now can clean and sanitize the money before it comes spitting out of the machine. They can reduce microbes on currency by destroying the bacteria by heat or short exposure to antimicrobials.
    In addition, we can improve our personal hygiene and wash our hands after we handle money, but the real solution lies in providing paper, inks, or coatings with antimicrobial properties that will keep our money “clean” without having to have it “laundered.”
    There are various antimicrobial products available that can be incorporated into paper, film, or coatings that provide different degrees of protection. Not all microbes are equal, and the methods to control them can differ. Whereas it may be easy to control E. coli, certain strains of mold are more difficult and require higher levels of treatment.
    Among the variety of antimicrobial products available, inorganic antimicrobial materials offer good protection characteristics and are very resistant to weather.
    Among inorganic antimicrobials are zeolites, which can be armed with copper, silver, and zinc, as well as other metal ions. They can be incorporated into the paper or coated on its surface to offer long-term antimicrobial properties.
    Commercial inks and coatings that contain antimicrobials have been commercialized and likely will find a role to play in currency and similar applications that require paper laundering.
    The problem of dirty money won't just go away. Metal coin alternatives may be part of the answer, but in the meantime some action is needed, whether antimicrobials are incorporated or new currency processing equipment introduced.
    I don't know what the future holds, but right now the “bugs” are winning this war.
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    Spicoli is now one of the homeless.
    We'll have to make up one of those little cardboard signs.

    "Pacer Fan
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    I think a Quart of vodka every night works.
    I do that and I won't have enough live braincells to enjoy when the nurse grabs Mr Happy.
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    I have to go to Wal-mart today.

    Scary.

    But at least it's not a Friday after welfare checks have gone out. I'm never as afraid for the future of the Human Race as when I have to go to Wal-mart then.

    Well, except maybe for Derby night at the fair.
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    I have to go to Wal-mart today.

    Scary.

    But at least it's not a Friday after welfare checks have gone out. I'm never as afraid for the future of the Human Race as when I have to go to Wal-mart then.

    Well, except maybe for Derby night at the fair.
    Wal Mart in the big city is like the end of the world and everybody is looting.

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    I do that and I won't have enough live braincells to enjoy when the nurse grabs Mr Happy.
    Do you have to get pre insurance approval for that?

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    Wal Mart in the big city is like the end of the world and everybody is looting.
    I like it when the kids are in the toy section chucking stuff halfway across the store - and I'm talking kids that are 14 or so playing football in the aisles.

    Makes a pretty good argument for forced sterilization.
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    I like it when the kids are in the toy section chucking stuff halfway across the store - and I'm talking kids that are 14 or so playing football in the aisles.

    Makes a pretty good argument for forced sterilization.
    I'll admit it. I believe I did that when I was 24.

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    I agree.

    When you drop your kids off at Wal Mart for the day there ought to be (day care) rules.

    I mean, what is this $&^#.

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    I'm thinking maybe I should have driven the truck today.

    Might need some pontoons for the car.


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    I can't believe I didn't choke out my car today in some of the crap I surfed through.

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    Where do you live now Twes, in the middle of Giest resevior?

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    Where do you live now Twes, in the middle of Giest resevior?

    It's the rivers I had to forge on the west side that were the problem.

    But I made it.


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    Glad to hear you have taken up extreme auto kayaking. When you want a real challenge, they have built a very nice new Olympic white water rapid center here in Charlotte. Bring the car on down, I'm sure they'll let you float it.....

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    You know what sucks?

    Trying to move in a monsoon.

    It adds that little extra challenge, as if lifting enormous solid walnut headboards is not enough.....

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    Did the two guys with the open bed pick-up trucks show up to move you?

    I'm sure it'll be mostly dry when it gets to the new house. I mean, water runs off solid walnut headboards too right?

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    Got three guys that showed up with an actual moving truck. (They even spoke English!) The truck even started after they turned it over about 4 times. Total cost for 5.25 hours was $420. I gave them a tip because I'm just that nice. Nothing seems to be broken as I'm going through stuff today...

    Unfortunately they couldn't fit everything I had in 1 load, so I had to recruit a buddy with an extended cab to pick up the remaining items.

    That was about the same time the most recent monsoon came through the area about 5:30 last night. Luckily the only things left were waterproof so no harm done other than the extra 3 hour round trip.

    At least now I've got internet and the DirecTV dude is on the roof as I type this.

    Unpacking is much better than the opposite.....

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