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Wow, talk about timing.

Apparently, my brother has not smoked in 2 weeks and is interviewing for a real job! One that you actually get paid for the hours you worked instead of screwed over because the boss knows you can't do anything about it.

I told him I was proud of him and to stick with it. Maybe he will also find the courage to end his toxic marriage.


One step at a time, I suppose.
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:41 PM
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good for him!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:44 PM
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Just quitting smoking is getting a raise.

I was stunned while standing in line (buying beer) and the guy in front of me paid 5 bucks for a pack of cigarettes. The only pack of cigarettes I have ever bought was 25 cents from a vending machine. I decided back then smoking was not for me.

For sure I have wasted a lot of money on beer, but it was worth it!
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Old 02-18-2016, 12:50 PM
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wasted? not so loud the beer cops will come get you.
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What he smokes costs a bit more than cigs. I think. Not certain on the street value nowadays, though.

He rolls his own cigs, though.
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he should not move here then.
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Hope he quit for more than just the getting hired drug test if wants to keep a drug tested job.
We found al lot of new hires quit just long enough to pass the get tested to get hired drug test, but fail the first random test they participate in.

Our last "random" drug test they randomly tested everyone in the company. AND they tested hair instead of pee which shows drug usage for over 30 days. Everyone passed.

They say it is random, but I have been randomly picked for every drug test since I started working from home.
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Back at my first job I worked with an old black guy named Benny that rolled his own cigarettes. He could make a perfect tobacco joint with just one hand. I saw some of my high school friends just make horrible looking joints that fell apart.

One of the kids was having a big party and was trying to make up some joints for his friends back when an ounce was 10 bucks.

I told my buddy about Benny and my friend hired him to do nothing but roll joints and they both enjoyed that. Benny told me he ended up giving lessons to all the rick white kids on how to roll joints. His pay was a few joints.

I had no interest in the party and was working that night anyway.
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My favorite story about Benny was about booze. I had just started drinking and had a Screwdriver and thought that was pretty good. The liquor stores in Alabama were all state owned and have a horrible inventory.

Anyway I saw orange flavored Vodka as a choice. I figured it might taste like a Screwdriver. Boy was I wrong. It was horrible and I could not drink it. I just gave it to Benny. Tee next week I asked how he liked that stuff. His reply it was it was "just right" and I asked what he meant by that.

He replied that "if it was any better I would have not have given it to him and if it was any worse he could not have drunk it"

I have always loved that response.
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that is a good one!!!
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The last girl I dated rolled her own. Didn't smell funny but just about all the people she introduced me to were stoners.

She got mad at me and I think broke up with because I told her I was driving home, didn't like talking on the phone driving in traffic, and would call her when I got home so I could give her my full attention. She said okay and hung up, but didn't answer any of my calls after that.

Don't know if it makes me weird, or her, but anyway...Evidentially our weirds didn't match up.
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ok. Insurance rant. I have a B.A.H.A. its bone anchored hearing aide. They just informed my last month that at the end of 2016 mine would no longer be sold and could only be repaired for as long as they had parts. After 5 years your insurance is supposed to help get a new one. I filled out all the paperwork and sent it all in. Both the insurance company and the aide maker are sitting around thinking the other is getting something done. Turns out neither is doing a thing.

Rant over.
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Did quite a bit of recreational enhancements while in HS and College and a little after. What social and never did it alone, even beers. Only kept stuff round for the girls I dated that liked that soort of thing. Not too long after college got to where I just got paranoid, ie worried about getting caught or doing something really inappropriate so just quit everything except for the social drinking and don't drink enough to get either drunk of hungover.
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I've had managers like that. If they don't do anything about it, it will just go away. Typically had to make a big deal about it to get anything done.

Has the company stopped making them because there is something better?\
What about all the other people that use tht type of aide?
Are there other companies that make them?
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yes a new generation is out.
they like me will have to upgrade.
nope no one else at this time.
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What is the turbine sound the station wagon makes at 2:30?
https://youtu.be/fQif71ma95I?t=2m28s
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Bad acoustics?
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Happy Friday, y'all.

We're on the train heading for Valencia, where we'll stay for the next week. More chances to get into mischief!

I noticed Rick has been AWOL for a while. I hope all is well for him.
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I am having fun. At the eye doctors off getting my routine eye exam. I hate getting my eyes dilated but that is just one step. It has been 3 years since getting new glasses.
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Happy Friday, y'all.



We're on the train heading for Valencia, where we'll stay for the next week. More chances to get into mischief!



I noticed Rick has been AWOL for a while. I hope all is well for him.

I think space aliens got him. I see him on faceplant so he still has internet access. He just does not love us anymore.
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