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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:49 PM
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I just shoveled 6.5 tons of crushed limestone. Ask me anything.
Well...Anything that doesn't involve heavy lifting, that is. Good thing I have a few vicodins left from when I had my wisdom teeth pulled. I'm gonna need one tomorrow. (or two)

Oy.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:50 PM
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1. To which chain gang do you belong?
Do you have to move the pile BACK tomorrow?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:53 PM
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3. Fortunately, I'm done.
Dad collects cars. He decided to make a small "parking lot" in his back yard. When I offered to help, I had no idea the scope of his little project. His back is too old to do the grunt work, so I shoveled, and he raked. For once, I'm glad that I have a cube farm job.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:52 PM
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2. 6.5 tons, what do you get?
4.875 months older and deeper in debt?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:54 PM
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5. More like a backache, and mosquito bites.
Tennessee Ernie was correct about the "day older" bit.
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Wolfman 11 Donating Member (444 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:54 PM
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6. nice
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:54 PM
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4. What the hell for?
And as Arnold would ask: Was the pumping better than sex?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 06:55 PM
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7. Not better.
But I still feel like I accomplished something of note.
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MGKrebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:05 PM
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8. Have you tried oxycontin?
:evilgrin:
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:09 PM
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10. No, but I'm willing to learn.
Rush can't be wrong 100% of the time, can he?

(or CAN HE?)

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:08 PM
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9. Ben-Gay And Horse Liminant?
I believe you're going to have to soak in it tomorrow.

That and self-medication of Wild Turkey to kill the pain.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:12 PM
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11. Wild Turkey?!?!
To (mis)quote my favorite movie: "Buncha savages on this board..."

I prefer Makers Mark or Elijah Craig or public toilet water to that stuff.

(two points to the first one to name the movie I mis-quoted)

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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:27 PM
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12. A few years back I shoveled 7 tons by myself!!!! Never again!!!!
The gravel truck that delivered it couldn't spread it because of a power line, it was going to rain, so I spread all 7 tons out the best I could with a shovel and wheel barrow. I was at the chiropractor's office the next day.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:32 PM
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13. Same here!
Power lines prevented the driver from spreading it out, so I was left with a pile of limestone five feet high and six feet square. Nasty bit of work, it was. I'm gonna be a basketcase tomorrow. On the positive side, I feel like I can skip visiting the gym for a few days. Thank bob.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 07:36 PM
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14. Yep, it put muscles on my bustle, but I was too wiped to appreciate
the workout. I think I would have sold an organ for a bobcat that day!
Ice helps. Hope it doesn't take too long for you to recuperate! :)
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