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Old 05-13-2015, 05:28 AM   #81
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Colorado is also home of the Rocky Mountains, Merrick. Odd for snow, but I hear not unheard of.
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Just sarcasm dear heart...sarcasm...
I kinda figured, but it was a perfect spot for a Princess Bride Quote! Maybe I should have just gone with the quote.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:10 AM   #82
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Yup, snow in May. But we live in the foothills of the Rockies, so just west of Tornado Alley.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:08 AM   #83
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My god...it feels good to unfriend and block people who give you grief!!
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:54 PM   #84
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Better snow than tornados Glad they don't get to you

Who upset you ~mj~?
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #85
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My niece and my sister...I am done with them both. They have ceased to exist...
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:44 AM   #86
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I'd actually wondered if you might not one day mj. Hang tight!
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:08 AM   #87
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Sounds like you're better off but I know how much that hurts
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Old 05-14-2015, 08:34 PM   #88
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....and it isn't working....they live with my mother, who is 90 and getting quite forgetful, so if I need to know what is going on with her, I have to deal with them. My sister verbally abuses my mom something awful. She needs mental help, but of course it is everyone elses fault, not hers. My niece is a sociopath and an idiot. It is not a well group. My B-I-L spends all his time in the barn with his pet squirrels and a chipmunk. Can't say that I blame him...
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:09 AM   #89
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Let's introduce your sister to Kat's sister, shall we?

I got the quote Kat! Made me laugh. Here's one for you: a friend of mine is applying for a professor job at a small school in Iowa, not far from where her parents live. She did a great job on her resume and her letter of application, but they wanted a statement on her teaching philosophy. She said that just thinking about it was making her depressed, but she's a good teacher (bio, micro biology and epidemiology). I said I'd get her going, so we went to a cafe and had fruity drinks and good cookies and I asked her questions about how she teaches and what she thinks is important and I wrote down a whole page of things she said. Then I went home and made prose of it. Now she gets to write it in her own words - which should be easy because the words were hers to begin with!

However, we finished it up by talking about how it is that part of what professors do is socialize students to a professional world view and I said that f you claim something is true, you have to demonstrate it, anecdotes are not data and "To a rational man, nothing is inexplicable, only unexplained.''

The first thing is a basic science teneet, the second thing is my own, but we couldn't for the lives of us remember who said it. When I finally found the quote, I laughed out loud. Anybody know?
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:31 AM   #90
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According to my sources: Dr. Who.
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....and it isn't working....they live with my mother, who is 90 and getting quite forgetful, so if I need to know what is going on with her, I have to deal with them. My sister verbally abuses my mom something awful. She needs mental help, but of course it is everyone elses fault, not hers. My niece is a sociopath and an idiot. It is not a well group. My B-I-L spends all his time in the barn with his pet squirrels and a chipmunk. Can't say that I blame him...
Be honest. Tell them your Brother in Law talks to the squirrels. So when did the chipmunk show up? You holding out on me? Last we talked about this it was one squirrel.
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Old 05-17-2015, 08:32 PM   #92
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OY! Don't introduce them!

And what's wrong with talking to your regularly visiting squirrels?
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:08 AM   #93
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Yes! Dr. Who! And since we put the quote into a professional application, let's hope that they aren't expecting Einstein. What does it say when the best quote about science comes from science fiction?

Seriously, mj, how soon can you get the rest of "that lot" (as Maris used to say) to buy in to the idea that your mother needs to go into assisted living? My dad wouldn't go until he got new hearing aids and could hear the awful things my sister-in-law was saying to him.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:51 AM   #94
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Mom does NOT...I repeat does NOT want to go into assisted living...it would likely send her into another depression. I think she should be able to stay in her home as long as humanly possible. There are home care workers who come in to help her with her bath (she has a really bad knee) and who stay with her if my sister has to go out. My sister is just a rotten bitch to her.

Sorry hun, I forgot to update you on the squirrel situation. Mea Culpa...
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:52 AM   #95
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I need to go to bed...head is nodding over the keyboard....

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Old 05-20-2015, 02:20 AM   #96
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Yes, do, those square imprints on your forehead would look funny.
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:23 AM   #98
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Lol...evil grin....
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