Random Thoughts the 13th: Jason Takes RTT

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  1. SaraV

    SaraV Well-Known Member

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    #9921 SaraV, Aug 14, 2019
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    Just walked past @Bret44 at the fair.

    He just ignored me even when I said loudly "Bret with one 'T'."

    Should of called him "Weak Knees".

    Edit: Sorry, "Weak Knees Bert"
     
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  2. wxman1

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    Watching Last Chance U and the coach made them stay on the practice field until the storm was less than 8 miles away. Rhoads would have kept going. Then he said "get their ******* helmets out of their hands so they don't get hit by lightning." oh yeah because that will help a lot. Also your support staff hates you for not caring about them out in the storm and likely at least a few up in lifts. Been there done that.
     
  3. cmjh10

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    I walkes by him in the swine barn Friday. Didnt even attempt to acknowledge me. What a jerk.
     
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  4. wxman1

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    I am sure he will acknowledge me tomorrow. Can’t miss the good looking couple with two kids running everywhere.
     
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  5. BCClone

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    Friday I’m supposed to take my mom to a care center and then Wednesday take my oldest to college. This is going to be one rough week.
     
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  6. jcyclonee

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    Taking our daughter to college on Wednesday too.

    Sorry about Mom. That is a rough week.
     
  7. SCyclone

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    I think this is what we call The Kardashian Effect.
     
  8. CloneLawman

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    Transitions abound, my friend. Take time to enjoy the little moments. There will be some amidst the heavy lifting.
     
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  9. oldman

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    I don't know what Bret looks like, but I know that people just become blurs, and obstacles to circumvent at the fair.
     
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  10. SaraV

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    Husband with the wise quote last night:
    "Walking/navigating the crowd at the fair is like chess.Aways having to think three moves ahead."
     
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  11. BuffettClone

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    I don't know how I do it, but walking around the fair I have to keep one eye on my kids, one eye on the crowd to maneuver and one eye on my wife to figure out where we're going because she's always 10-20 feet in front and walking way faster than anyone in our group.
    It is exhausting...
     
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  12. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    Phones, instant messaging, conference calls, emails.
    To me it seems communication is lost in the glut of unnecessary information. How many conference calls do you need?
     
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  13. SCyclone

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    Most days I feel like I'm suffering from way too much input. My annual hunting trip is coming in November.....I can just sit in the beautiful North woods and listen to nothing.

    (Well, there are some animal noises at times.)
     
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  14. CycloneErik

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    Supposed to get a call regarding job #3 at "around 11."
    Concerned now, 10 minutes later.
     
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  15. coolerifyoudid

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    Tuesday, my daughter sits down to eat and randomly says, "I want to go to the Iowa State Fair for my birthday." She's never been there, nor has she ever mentioned it in the past.

    My exact reaction:
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    I can only assume she has an ulterior motive. She is friends with our college friend's daughter that lives in Altoona and has probably been texting her for the past few months to try to figure out a way to get together.

    To add to the fun, she has a soccer game tomorrow night at 6:30.

    My day tomorrow will be:
    - work for 10 hours
    - rush home, scoop up the offspring and head to her soccer game (about an hour of Friday rush-hour traffic)
    - leave game and drive 3-3.5 hours to my sister's house in Urbandale
    - drink a well-deserved beer
     
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  16. CycloneErik

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    Interesting day.
    The 3rd job is probably a go, but the hours are probably minimal. I can do it mostly while Z is in school, so that's good.

    ISU in the fall is probably not a go. Almost certainly is a go for the spring.
    DMACC is still a go for fall, but they cancelled the only class below mine for enrollment this morning.
    Restaurant still on. Good chance of 3 jobs this fall, with the glory of 4 in the spring. I guess that's something.
     
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  17. VeloClone

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    Daughter wanted to go to the fair on Friday, but she has the last day of school soccer tryouts on Thursday night and if she makes JV or Varsity they leave for a weekend camp Friday morning. If she makes one of the freshman teams they don't go to camp. We decided we will go down to Iowa Friday afternoon or evening and maybe go to the fair on Saturday.

    Saturday ISF can't be any worse than a weekday at the Minnesota State Fair, can it? :eek:
     
  18. Ms3r4ISU

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    I've been wondering what was happening with her. Don't envy you at all with your mom's situation; just know that eventually you'll be okay with both absences.
     
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  19. Ms3r4ISU

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    That is quite the mental picture....
     
  20. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    I've never been to the Iowa State Fair but when we were younger we would go to some of the county fairs in New Hampshire and Vermont. Favorite part was when they would bring out the draft horses to do the sled pulling competitions.
     

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