Me and my wife both work for the same company, and each of us got $1000 bonuses for the holiday season. But after deductions, the bonuses were listed under overtime for whatever reason, we got less than $600 each! Boohoo for us, or lucky to have a job?|
Reply #1161. Dec 21 12, 10:16 AM
Woke up this morning to the first snow of the season. Everything covered in white. Lovely now. Will be glad if that's all we get till the same time next year!|
Reply #1162. Dec 21 12, 11:37 AM
I miss my sister. She was known as Aunt Dinah on the trivia site. We joined about the same time, and loved to brag about badges to each other. She passed away last august. |
Reply #1163. Dec 21 12, 7:13 PM
My brother is home for the holidays from the Army! We are going to have so much fun before he leaves again after New Years.|
Reply #1164. Dec 21 12, 8:26 PM
Well today is the best day of my week, I get to look after my wee grand-daughter for the day.|
Reply #1165. Dec 22 12, 5:22 AM
The countdown is on to Christmas Day in my house. I've resigned myself to the "all-Christmas" radio station now. |
It still amazes me how ingrained many of the lyrics to traditional Christmas songs are. I catch myself singing them word-for-word without even thinking.
Curious to know if anyone else feels this way but- is the song "The Christmas Shoes" not one of the saddest, most depressing tunes of all time? I actually turn it off when it come on. Maybe I'm just getting old...since I've accepted that Chipmunks can be a part of the Christmas music tradition I guess I have no moral leg to stand on judging other songs now do I?
Reply #1166. Dec 22 12, 5:40 AM
Two blokes were camping in a farmer's field as part of a walking holiday. The location was the middle of nowhere |
and the nearest pub was a long walk to the nearest village. The walk to the pub in the evening was of course a brisk one. However, on leaving the pub some hours later, the men decided that cutting across the fields would be a good shortcut back to the tent. It was pitch dark, with no street lighting in the countryside. Half way across the field they almost fell down a huge hole that they assumed was for drainage. The beer obviously made the blokes curious so they looked for things to throw into the hole to gauge how deep it was. They found some small stones but on throwing them in they could not hear them land on anything and looked for something bigger. On searching around one of them found what looked like an old railway sleeper. So taking an end each they struggled to the side of the hole and threw it in. As they both peered down the hole waiting for an impact noise, they heard chains rattling and a sort of animal noise. All of a sudden the goat that had been chained to the sleeper disappeared down the hole. The blokes had an early start
the next morning and were long gone before the farmer's household were awake!
Reply #1167. Dec 22 12, 6:22 AM
I am applying for membership in my local chapter of the Elks Club. Much of my social life has centered around the club where runners meet and trivia nights are scheduled.|
One of the requirements is that you believe in "God" which I do not. But I am a life member of the American Humanist Association. I consider myself "good without god".
This is an interesting story: I have been proposed for membership and will undergo a process of scrutiny. It will be interesting to see what happens: I'll let you know.
Reply #1168. Dec 22 12, 7:06 AM
Today I go Christmas shopping for my wife as all other shopping is now complete. Its all about her even though I've picked up a few things already. Each year I have to buy her a Santa of some kind to add to her collection.|
Reply #1169. Dec 22 12, 8:10 AM
The world didn't end at all yesterday! (Not that I believed it would.) I wonder what people who believed the world would end then are thinking. (Also, my calendar runs out on December 31. I wonder if the world is going to end then. :) )|
Reply #1170. Dec 22 12, 9:49 AM
My brother made a bet with me that he wouldnt hear a car horn in one year but he heard a car horn 30 min. after he said that.|
Reply #1171. Dec 22 12, 12:50 PM
Went to see Handel's Messiah last night at Nashville Symphony. Had never seen the whole thing (now I know I had only seen the fun Hallalujah chorus part in the past). |
So the chorus comes and
--everyone jumps to their feet. Who knew??
And it is great and fun and spiritual........
--but the even doesn't end then. It goes on and on.
Handel for sure needed an editor.
Did this great thing and then didn't have enough sense to know it was over.
Reply #1172. Dec 22 12, 1:35 PM
The way life goes....|
Three and a half years without a sick day at work, I go on leave and within two days end up in hospital. Nothing serious, but I would have liked to at least have some sick days instead of eating up my annual leave! As someone said, some days you're the windshield, other days the bug...
Reply #1173. Dec 22 12, 2:13 PM
Down at the beach...38C expected here, no white Christmas for us down under!! Keep. Cool everyone.|
Reply #1174. Dec 22 12, 2:34 PM
Yes Ranger, that's what we have planned to. A day at the beach for Christmas prawns,a barbie and a swim (with a bit of beach cricket too). Pretty much a traditional Aussie Christmas!|
Reply #1175. Dec 23 12, 12:24 AM
This is the way the world ends. Not with a Mayan Apocalypse, but with a stampede at Wal-Mart. |
What a zoo there today!
Reply #1176. Dec 23 12, 1:23 AM
The better half is away at her daughter's place for the night, so I am playing quizzes, drinking beer and watching Paul Simon in concert on the TV (it is really, really loud!). |
Reply #1177. Dec 23 12, 4:07 AM
After not being ill for multiple years, I was blind-sided by a cold of nasty proportions.|
The dilemma was should I go to the doctor and also get the flu that is going around or just hide in the house.
I'm hiding in the house. From what I've heard, the flu is beating people up and is 24-72 hours of misery.
Ah-choo! Sorry! :)
Reply #1178. Dec 23 12, 8:19 AM
So, I think I might be falling for one of my guy friends - yet again! It's so complicated, because I have a boyfriend, even if he's not here & it's more like a long-distance relationship & here I am falling for a guy that I have lunch with & is younger than me - he's a freshman & I'm a sophomore. I know, I know age doesn't matter - I think I know that better than anyone else does - but still, that's just so...WEIRD! God, I'm in a mess - AGAIN! =(|
Reply #1179. Dec 23 12, 9:27 AM
Today (Dec. 23) I saw a butterfly! Granted, the weather is unusually warm for this time of the year, but a butterfly in winter? |
Reply #1180. Dec 23 12, 11:09 AM
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