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Happy Friday Everyone!<p><B>Rants:</B><br>I can't seem to ever get enough sleep. (I think I am just not a morning person really).<br>Paid out way too much $$ in tax payments this week.<br>Can't seem to get away from distractions in the workplace to be productive and get more focused tasks done. Yesterday was just plain rediculous. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>My laptop has very annoying keyboard shortcuts programmed that I can't figure out how to turn off. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>Raves:</B><br>It's Friday!<br>Weather is finally warm and sunny in NJ!<p><B>Wearing: </B> Pajamas at the moment....still need to figure the rest out...<p>Have a great weekend!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: TGIF! RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 17, 2009 (1800girl)

<b>Rants</b>:<p>* Friday is timesheet day. Which means that as long as I am at this job, every Friday is going to have a pretty serious suck factor. <p>* Met with the contractor who will probably be doing our kitchen remodel. Got his revised quote and despite removing items from the quote, overall it went up! Left him a message reminding him that was not the point of our meeting. And I'm USED to dealing with contractors! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>* Wife will be away next week...means hella busy for me with having to pickup / dropoff the boy from daycare. <p>* Relocation benefits = slammed on taxes this year. No FMIC refund money for me! <p>* Kitchen remodel means that funds for all other fun stuff look scarece. <p><b>Raves</b><p>* Big meeting today for work for a potential breakthrough contract.<p>* Heard back from another potential client to set up a meeting next week for another breakthrough contract. <p>* Going to be a beautiful weekend! Think it's time to break out the Random Orbital. <p>* We will probably be signing the deal for our kitchen remodel tonight (despite rant above) so in about 8-10 weeks or less our disaster kitchen will be GONE!!!!<p>* Everyone healthy. <p>* The boy continues to grow and is amazing at 27 months. This morning I said "Nathan, there are race cars on TV this weekend" and he gave a high pitched "zing, zing", a passable 2 year old's imitation of F1 cars! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>* The boy can also identify Volvos from the slash (that's one's for you Helmut). He picked out my sister-in-law's XC90 as a "Wol-vo" in the driveway this weekend. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>* One of my wife's old co-workers also getting re-located down to our neck of the woods. WOOT, more people we know! <p>* Another one is coming down in August! WOOT. More kids to play with!<p>Wearing: Does anyone care? I am fully clothed, so nothing newsworthy. I did wear my Pilotis to work this morning, as usual. They are very comfy, and make the commute better!<p>
 

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^^^ same here but im sure by the end of the day ill have something oh wait i do have a rav im getting the custom TME exhaust on the R done right now yay
 

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Rants:<br>-Hung over.<br>-Will be hung over tomorrow due to happy hour + MN twins game.<br>-Will be hung over Sun again due to beer bust Sat, this results in massive drinking.<p>Raves:<br>-Getting married in 1 week<br>-Chi-town here I come for the honeymoon<br>-It's Friday.<br>-Madden finally retired from broadcasting. I couldn't take it anymore<p>Wearing:<br>Leather and Lace, that's it!!!
 

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<B>RANTS</B><br>-I forgot my coffee and newspaper in the car this morning and the walk back is long and sucky.<br>-My R is filthy and needs a good cleaning. Hoping to get time to do that tomorrow.<p><B>RAVES</B><br>-It's finally sunny and it is going up to almost 70 today! Great driving weather!<br>-Our daughter hit 6 months and has her first tooth. She is a dream!<br>-Played a decent round of golf last night and had some good beer.<br>-BBQ tomorrow at the in-laws and I am bringing the beer so I know it's good.<p>Wearing - work digs: Easter Blue van Huesen shirt and Polo pants; J&M shoes<p>Enjoy your weekends everyone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Rants<br>- still no real job<br>- I want a job dont care what <br>- driving 6+ hrs to NC so look for a excursion with a 01V70T5 on the back <br>- driving 6+ hrs tomorrow look for a excurision with 99 GLT tomorrow on the back . <br>- fock the police almost 1k in tickets in the last two days PA SUCKS stuipidbull****inspection<p>Rave<br>- Going to be 7k richer tomrrow <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br>- have uneployment for another 20weeks yet<br>- ? <p><br>I am naked <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>And no AthurC I will not PM you any pics <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Raves<br>-Madden retired!<p>Rants<br>-Bill Walton didn't retire <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Rants:<p>- Pretty much a single dad at this point, but working from home is a HUGE help. Wife may need hospice care soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>- Need to work on a beautiful day.<br>- Family "things" will keep me from spending any length of time on the R (have all the tune up supplies and brakes in the basement and can't do it)<p>Raves:<br>- It's a beautiful day and I have work to do.<br>-My daughter wants to "help" me do the tune-up. <br>- Put my Remflex flange gasket on last week and silenced that leak.<br>- Parents likely coming up from NY to see their granddaughter.<br>- A series of quizzes this week proved that my 6 year old daughter can identify almost all vehicle brands by the badging...now to work on models & years. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>wearing - trusty old BR cargos and a Crazy Shirt (Hawaiin T-shirt). Did I ever mention work sent me to Hawaii 7 times in one year? Did I? uh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Raves<br>-parts ordered for the R are starting to show up<br>-predicted 75 degrees here today<br>-will have time to detail R this weekend<br>-work approved conference in florida, wife gets to come for a small much needed vacation<p>Rants<br>-have to work today<br>-wild missed the playoffs, no playoff games for me this year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-not much to rant about i guess
 

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Re: TGIF! RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 17, 2009 (1800girl)

<b>raves</b><p>--Awesome family<br>--Gotta job<br>--Getting a sweet refund<br>--It's sunny and getting warmer!<p><b>rants</b><p>--I am sick of people<br>--I am exhausted<br>--I am in desperate need of a vacation<br>--I would like to use <i>some</i> of the refund towards my "car fund" but will most likely be stonewalled<br>--Still haven't had time to get my car fixed<p><IMG SRC="http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47b4dd10b3127cced7ead01311ac00000010O08EcNW7lw1ag9vPg4/cC/f%3D0/ps%3D50/r%3D0/rx%3D550/ry%3D400/" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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Raves - Symphony last night was great.<br>RAV-4 is a snow eating monster.<p>Rants - 12 inches of wet heavy snow was tough to shovel this morning. Note to self - do NOT buy another house on a corner lot with a drive through driveway in snow country.
 

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Rants:<br>Headlight wiper fiasco.<br>volvo will cut me internal pricing (bringing the total to about 550) for a new, installed, ready to break at 100k miles radiator. SA said he can work it so they do a retroactive VIP claim if I buy the coverage. Will await the pricing.<br>Thinking more and more that putting the warranty on this car will pay off big. or not at all.<p><b>Quitting smoking (so far) today.</b><p>Raves:<br>Home for a whole weekend for the first time in about a month. <br>Friend in german village is in the same boat, and is very excited to drink his face off.<br>I plan on nothing but drinking and sleeping.<p>Meads and Beers galore!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BeerEngineer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Friend in german village is in the same boat, and is very excited to drink his face off.<br>I plan on nothing but drinking and sleeping.<p>Meads and Beers galore!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Any decent German beers on the menu for the weekend? We were drinking Dinkel-Acker on Easter. yum! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Rants:<p>- Pretty much a single dad at this point, but working from home is a HUGE help. Wife may need hospice care soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tony, I'm so sorry to hear your wife is doing so poorly. I'll keep you guys in my thoughts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: TGIF! RRRants & RRRaves for Friday April 17, 2009 (1800girl)

<B>Raves</B><br>First tax refund in a very long time<br>There are 5 SS members in the Reno area<br>Weather is going to be great<p><B>Rants</B><br>Next week is going to be sucky... too many projects happening at once
 

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Rants:<p>Weather is crappy today and drove the clean caR to work which means I have to clean it again on the weekend.<br>Work is reeeeealy quiet - not good.<br>Wife is exhausted from working long hours - which means no nooky - my friggin eyes are crossed.<p>Raves:<p>Supposed to be great weather weekend this weekend.<br>Cut down a tree in my yard last night - feeling very "butch" - I like having my own chainsaw.<br>Drive to work was a blast this AM all on back country roads.<br>Wife working longs hours means more $$$ for projects.<p>Wearing:<br>A $hit-eating grin from the drive to work this am. And hopefully Optimator on my shirt after work.<p>T5 for life - Sorry mate, gotta be rough for ya. Try to keep your chin up. All my rants are pretty insignificant in all honesty.<p>Russ<p> <br>
 

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<B>RANTS:</B><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> Someone in my parking garage hit the R and dented the "Dog Leg" on the passengers side and didn't have the decency to leave a note. I purposely go out of my way to park away from other cars and even try to get the corner or up along the wall. Tried to see if my dent guy could do his magic, no luck!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Going to have to take it in to the local chop shop and see what it will cost me.<p>Uncle Sam raked me over the coals this year in taxes. Feeling like a piece of sweet jail meat being passed around as a party favor, that's how sore I am about it.<p>Have this squeak in the front suspension that I can't seem to isolate, only happens when I accel/decel, maybe spring seats or sway bar bushings. All items are OEM with 43k miles <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Have another tear in my R knee but advised not to get surgery because they are afraid it could cause more damage than good. Also have to get 2 MRI's done on the same leg to check my hip and ankle.<p> <B>RAVES:</B> <br>R will be paid off soon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I now have a two car garage to play around in, but still unpacking after moving in Jan 16 lol<p>Uncle Sam will owe me a big refund this time next year thanks to the new house <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Wife may need hospice care soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Damn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>T5 for Life</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Wife may need hospice care soon. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Horrible news. Hope she is at least able to keep her spirits up.
 
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