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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:31 AM
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What are some signs that you are spending too much time on DU?
For me, I just tried to log into our imaging system at work by using my DU screen name and password. :silly:
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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:33 AM
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1. Everytime my boss walks by
I have to shrink my DU screen....I think she's seen it a couple times :)
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 AM
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2. Household chores not done.
Drop in income due to not working. (I am self employed on the internet.)
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:59 PM
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55. Unmade beds and now I have to make lunch for my husband --
but I'm thoroughly addicted. Enjoy the interface (but not face to face) with other human beings.

I really have to go and cut vegetables now. I wish I could invite you folks over to a CATERED lunch (I have to cook!)

That would be fun and exciting!
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 AM
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3. You feel comfortable enough
to tell other DUers really embarrassing stories. :shrug: :hug:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:48 AM
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10. That wasn't embarrassing. Seriously.
And thank you for telling me. Back at ya with the :hug:
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lizzieforkerry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:37 AM
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4. 4 year old telling daddy that he was starving because mommy
was on the 'puter all day and didn't give him lunch. (Not entirely true)
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Shoeempress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:38 AM
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5. Actually calling Hubby, Hubby to his face. Not really that personal touch
I was going for.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:42 AM
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6. you roll out of bed & log in
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:43 AM
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7. You go to fill out your timesheet at work
and have the sudden, horrible realization that though you were at work all last week, you billed maybe 15 hours...
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:44 AM
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8. your wife asks you to take out the trash, & you reply "Robb is a dingbat"
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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12. I know what you mean. I looked at my four year old and said,
"don't you get snarky with me!" I had never even heard of that word before DU :D
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:46 AM
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9. when i need/want to taLk to the wife
i pm her. :P
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:50 AM
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11. Oh my! It is sad that the quickest way to reach your SO is thru DU!
:o
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:51 AM
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13. LOL
:-)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:52 AM
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14. i just asked her to take meat out of the freezer
i'm sweet Like that with my pm's. :P
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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19. You guys grilling tonight?
:-)

it's too damn hot to cook indoors.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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22. griLLing is for peopLe with griLLs
:cry:

i think i'LL make bacon & eggs for suppah.
aLL the poLLs about bacon has got me saLivating. :9
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McKenzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:55 AM
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15. driving a car and...
having a car pull out in front of you then looking for the BACK button instead of the brake pedal...

cheers JJ
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:56 AM
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16. When i started having dreams about other DUers
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:59 AM
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23. I've had dreams about being on DU
It's official I have the most boring dreams in the world
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DeposeTheBoyKing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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17. I'll find out in November
If I fail the bar exam, I'll know why!!
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caty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:57 AM
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18. My tush is starting to look like
the seat of my chair. :blush:
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Modem Butterfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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20. When you talk about DU so much, your partner/SO knows posters by name
And s/he doesn't actually read DU him/herself.
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bicentennial_baby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:58 AM
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21. when the asses of your pants all start to rip out
even though i have a tiny bum, i sit in my office chair waaaaaay too long :P
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 11:03 AM
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24. When my buttocks and chair start to fuse together.
Or I get all blurry eyed.
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:07 PM
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25. When you start appearing in the **MILESTONES** threads...
on a daily basis.
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:28 PM
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26. Dreaming about a parade of DUers
in which you subconscious mind assigns them the identity of their avatars or siglines.

So, matcom is a spanky purple hippo, progmom is a bouncing crowd and a dj...
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:29 PM
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41. Just out of curiousity....what am I? If anything?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:37 PM
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42. Your avatar. n/t
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:42 PM
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43. Great. I picture you as a glamorous Italian godess and you
picture me as a skinny dude with a mohawk. The inflation of my ego knows no bounds :crazy:
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:49 PM
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47. Only in my dreamstates do I picture you that way...
When I'm awake a picture you as a perky blonde with great muscle definition.

So pour that on your ego and rub briskly.
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Democracy White Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:54 PM
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49. What bout me? What do I look like?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:57 PM
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52. Truthfully, you've never appeared in my dreams, - but
if you did, I'm betting the blue scorpion would be involved.
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Democracy White Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:00 PM
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56. Probably...
That is the first thing that people see when they read my posts.

I am not well known enough yet and part of that problem is... I don't have my own computer and thus rely on the library's or my dad's

So I can't do heavy Net surfing.

Dee
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:57 PM
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51. i'm not just the dj?
i'm the bouncing crowd, too? x(
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:09 PM
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61. Right, right, I can see how that would be
traumatically distressing for you.

Next time I'm doing some lucid dreaming about DU, I'll edit that right out. -Any other changes you'd like? Should I make you a tall, blonde, Nederlandische supermodel DJ...?

:7
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:10 PM
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62. brunette
the rest works for me. :P
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:12 PM
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63. I'll get right on it.
:D
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:41 PM
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27. You consider sending copycat e-mails at work.
Or, you e-mail someone at work and add "Ask me anything!" to the subject line.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:16 PM
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37. LOL. The idea of sending copycat emails makes me happy
LOL
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:43 PM
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28. water is shooting out of a pvc pipe in your house & you finish your post
before attending to it
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Cerridwen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 PM
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30. and then come back and post all about it in the lounge?
Not that I have any experience with this, however.

:rofl:

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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:55 PM
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31. my house is on fire! ask me anything!
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 PM
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29. you start laughing uncontrollably while walking alone in the supermarket
when you remember some lounge shit
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:58 PM
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32. You too?
:rofl:
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:59 PM
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33. this morning. thinking of this:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:16 PM
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38. I have DEFINITELY done that.
All I have to do is think about RKZ posting "I spilled bong water on my copy of The Purpose Driven Life," and I crack up :D
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dajoki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:02 PM
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34. my ass hurts and carpal tunnel
:rofl:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:04 PM
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35. When you start having the same sense of humor in real life
as you do in the lounge.
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FuzzySlippers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:47 PM
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46. You have an irresistible impulse to make a smart ass remark
no matter how inappropriate it is to the situation.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:17 PM
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67. and when you do, no one finds it funny
:scared:
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:11 PM
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36. You put colons around words...
Hoping it will be a smiley.
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:17 PM
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40. I do that in e-mails to co-workers and wonder why no smilie appears.
:o
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:17 PM
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39. You use the word FReeper in everyday life
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:45 PM
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44. Getting home and saying:
"Honey, I was fired. Ask me anything."
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:45 PM
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45. I refer to Bush in real life as Commander Cuckoobananas!
And the funny thing is, people seem to know what I'm talking about!
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Democracy White Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:53 PM
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48. Have Matrix-like dreams of being in DU
seriously, I have the most coolest, kick ass sci-fi dreams.

Dee
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 PM
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50. You slash your finger on a broken wineglass and post about it
BEFORE you go to urgent care (true story).
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:58 PM
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53. Did you do that?
:o
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:58 PM
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54. Yes I did.
:freak:
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:01 PM
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57. I literally do these:
:rofl:
and
:spray:

when something is really funny.
:eyes:
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:02 PM
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58. as you hunch over a sink in the ER while a resident pokes your head wound
...with a needle of lidocaine, you bite your hand and try to write the perfect headline for your post about the experience.
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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:16 PM
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66. haaaaaa
:rofl:
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Up2Late Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:03 PM
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59. Being Un-employed for almost 2 Years, but telling people...
...that you are "Just taking a 'Break' from work."

This IS "Networking," Right? :shrug:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:03 PM
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60. I don't know if it's too much but, I can give the most poignant,
smartass answers to a Bushie and make them think ........
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:12 PM
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64. But, that's a good thing. And, thanks for the tag team last night!
It was WAY past my bedtime. :hi:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:14 PM
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65. Oh yeah. You're the one who asked me. Sure anytime.
I going to PM you.
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Trigger Hippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:27 PM
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68. My boss fussed at me yesterday
for spending too much time on the net at work. I don't think I can post here as often anymore. :cry:
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:33 PM
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69. I think you need to have skinner write a note to your boss telling him
how important it is for you to post here daily. That should do the trick :silly:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:34 PM
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70. "It's addictive and threatens his income" --
(From Skinner's fantasy letter to this guy's boss...)
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