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6 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Excellent memory!  Indeed this is that trip.

My mom suggested I should take a flask, too.  :lmao: 

Pretty sure you cannot bring a flask on a plane. But you can bring nips!

 

 

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15 minutes ago, krista4 said:

Excellent memory!  Indeed this is that trip.

My mom suggested I should take a flask, too.  :lmao: 

Cannabis Mom is wise. 

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21 minutes ago, rockaction said:

Cannabis Mom is wise. 

when she remembers to be

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6 hours ago, cosjobs said:

Pretty sure you cannot bring a flask on a plane. But you can bring nips!

 

Pretty sure they can't stop k4 from bringing those anywhere.  Well, at least not yet. 

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my BIL lives in some backwater town in Kentucky. 

he comes here for christmas because that's where his mom and sister live. and his other brother comes home for it, too. this year he decided that instead of coming home, his mom should come to him. 

she's too old to drive that far on her own. we weren't going there with her. so he bought her a plane ticket.

she hasn't flown on a plane (by her best estimate) in about 40 years.

leaving from here but connecting flight in Chicago. she's mid 70s. on her own. in O'Hare for her first flight in 40 years. she wasn't aware that she could not smoke on the plane. or carry on gift wrapped presents. or that she couldn't do things like bring a 6-pack of Pepsi with her to drink on the flight  :mellow:

for a solid 2 months i've listened to my wife yell at her about this trip. today was the day she got on the plane. her first flight was delayed 90 minutes due to fog. no big deal, just shortened her wait for the connecting flight.  which she proceeded to miss :mellow: next available flight was 3 1/2 hours later.  she missed that one as well because the gate changed and she didn't understand what that meant.

we may never see her again and i'm not sure her kids will care

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12 hours ago, mr. furley said:

my BIL lives in some backwater town in Kentucky. 

he comes here for christmas because that's where his mom and sister live. and his other brother comes home for it, too. this year he decided that instead of coming home, his mom should come to him. 

she's too old to drive that far on her own. we weren't going there with her. so he bought her a plane ticket.

she hasn't flown on a plane (by her best estimate) in about 40 years.

leaving from here but connecting flight in Chicago. she's mid 70s. on her own. in O'Hare for her first flight in 40 years. she wasn't aware that she could not smoke on the plane. or carry on gift wrapped presents. or that she couldn't do things like bring a 6-pack of Pepsi with her to drink on the flight  :mellow:

for a solid 2 months i've listened to my wife yell at her about this trip. today was the day she got on the plane. her first flight was delayed 90 minutes due to fog. no big deal, just shortened her wait for the connecting flight.  which she proceeded to miss :mellow: next available flight was 3 1/2 hours later.  she missed that one as well because the gate changed and she didn't understand what that meant.

we may never see her again and i'm not sure her kids will care

Yup, that sounds like O'Hare.  I don't think I've ever been in that airport where they didn't change the gate for my flight.  One time I went through there they changed the gate 3 or 4 times and I wound up walking what felt like several miles between all of the changes.  That flight was delayed multiple times of course,  so I wound up spending almost 8 hours walking around that airport until I could finally go home.  It's the worst airport in the US IMO, with the NYC airports pretty close behind.

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Had a fun interaction with Alaska airlines yesterday when I learned that although I paid extra for a seat that could be upgraded to first class, I could not upgrade and didn’t actually have a seat on the plane.  After spending nearly an hour dealing with customer service, I learned the only way I could guarantee a seat on the flight home was to buy a first class ticket, but could not upgrade my upgradeable ticket to first class.  After repeating this several times to the person helping me on the phone, she finally conceded that made no sense at all and upgraded me to first class.  Just got back, although at a bar and haven’t made it home yet.

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42 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Had a fun interaction with Alaska airlines yesterday when I learned that although I paid extra for a seat that could be upgraded to first class, I could not upgrade and didn’t actually have a seat on the plane.  After spending nearly an hour dealing with customer service, I learned the only way I could guarantee a seat on the flight home was to buy a first class ticket, but could not upgrade my upgradeable ticket to first class.  After repeating this several times to the person helping me on the phone, she finally conceded that made no sense at all and upgraded me to first class.  Just got back, although at a bar and haven’t made it home yet.

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5 hours ago, OrtonToOlsen said:

wat

HE SAID HE HAD A FUN INTERACTION WITH ALASKA AIRLINES YESTERDAY WHEN I LEARNED THAT ALTHOUGH I PAID EXTRA FOR A SEAT THAT COULD BE UPGRADED TO FIRST CLASS, I COULD NOT UPGRADE AND DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE A SEAT ON THE PLANE.  AFTER SPENDING NEARLY AN HOUR DEALING WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE, I LEARNED THE ONLY WAY I COULD GUARANTEE A SEAT ON THE FLIGHT HOME WAS TO BUY A FIRST CLASS TICKET, BUT COULD NOT UPGRADE MY UPGRADEABLE TICKET TO FIRST CLASS.  AFTER REPEATING THIS SEVERAL TIMES TO THE PERSON HELPING ME ON THE PHONE, SHE FINALLY CONCEDED THAT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL AND UPGRADED ME TO FIRST CLASS.  JUST GOT BACK, ALTHOUGH AT A BAR AND HAVEN’T MADE IT HOME YET.

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1 hour ago, AAABatteries said:

HE SAID HE HAD A FUN INTERACTION WITH ALASKA AIRLINES YESTERDAY WHEN I LEARNED THAT ALTHOUGH I PAID EXTRA FOR A SEAT THAT COULD BE UPGRADED TO FIRST CLASS, I COULD NOT UPGRADE AND DIDN’T ACTUALLY HAVE A SEAT ON THE PLANE.  AFTER SPENDING NEARLY AN HOUR DEALING WITH CUSTOMER SERVICE, I LEARNED THE ONLY WAY I COULD GUARANTEE A SEAT ON THE FLIGHT HOME WAS TO BUY A FIRST CLASS TICKET, BUT COULD NOT UPGRADE MY UPGRADEABLE TICKET TO FIRST CLASS.  AFTER REPEATING THIS SEVERAL TIMES TO THE PERSON HELPING ME ON THE PHONE, SHE FINALLY CONCEDED THAT MADE NO SENSE AT ALL AND UPGRADED ME TO FIRST CLASS.  JUST GOT BACK, ALTHOUGH AT A BAR AND HAVEN’T MADE IT HOME YET.

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8 hours ago, -fish- said:

Had a fun interaction with Alaska airlines yesterday when I learned that although I paid extra for a seat that could be upgraded to first class, I could not upgrade and didn’t actually have a seat on the plane.  After spending nearly an hour dealing with customer service, I learned the only way I could guarantee a seat on the flight home was to buy a first class ticket, but could not upgrade my upgradeable ticket to first class.  After repeating this several times to the person helping me on the phone, she finally conceded that made no sense at all and upgraded me to first class.  Just got back, although at a bar and haven’t made it home yet.

Airlines.

Wife made plans for our family Feb trip recently...told me that now you have to pay to actually select seats in advance. Wtf. And apparently there's still an issue selecting seats for our kids, which means she has to call somebody for an hour to deal with that too. Same kind of deal to explain what should be painfully obvious- were a family and the kids need to sit with us, not randomly located next to strangers. I'm sure they'll be charging by the minute for those phone calls next.

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On 12/26/2019 at 10:36 PM, mr. furley said:

my BIL lives in some backwater town in Kentucky. 

he comes here for christmas because that's where his mom and sister live. and his other brother comes home for it, too. this year he decided that instead of coming home, his mom should come to him. 

she's too old to drive that far on her own. we weren't going there with her. so he bought her a plane ticket.

she hasn't flown on a plane (by her best estimate) in about 40 years.

leaving from here but connecting flight in Chicago. she's mid 70s. on her own. in O'Hare for her first flight in 40 years. she wasn't aware that she could not smoke on the plane. or carry on gift wrapped presents. or that she couldn't do things like bring a 6-pack of Pepsi with her to drink on the flight  :mellow:

for a solid 2 months i've listened to my wife yell at her about this trip. today was the day she got on the plane. her first flight was delayed 90 minutes due to fog. no big deal, just shortened her wait for the connecting flight.  which she proceeded to miss :mellow: next available flight was 3 1/2 hours later.  she missed that one as well because the gate changed and she didn't understand what that meant.

we may never see her again and i'm not sure her kids will care

Nice story, MF. 

But, it needs more KY. 

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Until they can go an entire flight without crying or kicking the back of my seat, children should be stored in the baggage hold.

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4 hours ago, AAABatteries said:

It only gets so big.

Try bolding it.

5 hours ago, cosjobs said:

Until they can go an entire flight without crying or kicking the back of my seat, children should be stored in the baggage hold.

This also goes for many adults, in my experience.

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Been watching football with the cat all day.  She seems very judgey about my gambling.  

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Tigers.  Now I get it.  She had penn state and LSU today.  But I had ND.  She stayed off it.  
 

rover 2-2

cat 2-0

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Loading up on 49ers.  May just drain the account on this one.

cat has no lean

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38 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Been watching football with the cat all day.  She seems very judgey about my gambling.  

As long as the Aztecs cover 25 I'm gonna love you more than your cat. :D

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2 minutes ago, facook said:

As long as the Aztecs cover 25 I'm gonna love you more than your cat. :D

LOCK

 

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54 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Loading up on 49ers.  May just drain the account on this one.

cat has no lean

I really like the Niners too.  That could be bad for you.

I also really like da Bears. 

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I don't know the start times, but I think I'd love an if bet on NYG ML /  DAL 

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3 hours ago, -fish- said:
4 hours ago, facook said:

As long as the Aztecs cover 25 I'm gonna love you more than your cat. :D

LOCK

You EMMeffer.

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16 hours ago, facook said:

You EMMeffer.

I suck.

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Niners made the weekend.  Seahawks make every game exciting though.

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55 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Seahawks make every game exciting though.

As I said to RedmondLonghorn on Twitter, they were this close to making the Packers the most flawed 1 seed in history.

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 I'm generally the "happy for my friends' successes" type... I'll lead with that

. I'm on the train out to the hamptons where I'm working on a small, stupid and rushed renovation for one of my boss's richierich clients (they're going to year the house down in the next few years and rebuild). 

With some time, I checked my email where I have a linkedin request from an old friend from grad school- great. I've essentially given up on all social media for the last couple years, but I happily accept...haven't heard from her or her hubby who were part of my pal group in GS.

When I open LinkedIn, up pops an article from another archifriend about house he and his partners firm did in the Hamptons...awesome...always excited to see my peers doing well, and these guys do really nice work. Open the link to the article- it's the partners weekend house for himself in the Hamptons. And not some little shack done on the cheap...almsot 6k SF of beautiful/expensive materials on 2 acres bedecked with high end furniture. And of course it's beautifully designed.

All of a sudden- while happy and proud of my friend for crafting such a great hiuse- I'm feeling gut punched from seeing my peers in my broke ### industry doing that well. This isn't making 2-300k well (which is fantastic and almost unheard of for architects)...this is a house in the 10mil range. Maybe he or wife had a lot of money besides the work...that's usually the case for this kind of thing...or maybe it's the work. Either way...feeling bummed about my own crap broke situation and direction I've taken my career. While stuck on a train to the hamptons to toil on a house for clients who use it sparingly and who are currently in st barths on david geffins yacht...just so I can try to literally keep a tiny rental apartment roof over my kids heads and try to dig out of what feels like ever increasing debt.

Happy Monday!

 

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39 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

 I'm generally the "happy for my friends' successes" type... I'll lead with that

. I'm on the train out to the hamptons where I'm working on a small, stupid and rushed renovation for one of my boss's richierich clients (they're going to year the house down in the next few years and rebuild). 

With some time, I checked my email where I have a linkedin request from an old friend from grad school- great. I've essentially given up on all social media for the last couple years, but I happily accept...haven't heard from her or her hubby who were part of my pal group in GS.

When I open LinkedIn, up pops an article from another archifriend about house he and his partners firm did in the Hamptons...awesome...always excited to see my peers doing well, and these guys do really nice work. Open the link to the article- it's the partners weekend house for himself in the Hamptons. And not some little shack done on the cheap...almsot 6k SF of beautiful/expensive materials on 2 acres bedecked with high end furniture. And of course it's beautifully designed.

All of a sudden- while happy and proud of my friend for crafting such a great hiuse- I'm feeling gut punched from seeing my peers in my broke ### industry doing that well. This isn't making 2-300k well (which is fantastic and almost unheard of for architects)...this is a house in the 10mil range. Maybe he or wife had a lot of money besides the work...that's usually the case for this kind of thing...or maybe it's the work. Either way...feeling bummed about my own crap broke situation and direction I've taken my career. While stuck on a train to the hamptons to toil on a house for clients who use it sparingly and who are currently in st barths on david geffins yacht...just so I can try to literally keep a tiny rental apartment roof over my kids heads and try to dig out of what feels like ever increasing debt.

Happy Monday!

 

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11 hours ago, El Floppo said:

 I'm generally the "happy for my friends' successes" type... I'll lead with that

. I'm on the train out to the hamptons where I'm working on a small, stupid and rushed renovation for one of my boss's richierich clients (they're going to year the house down in the next few years and rebuild). 

With some time, I checked my email where I have a linkedin request from an old friend from grad school- great. I've essentially given up on all social media for the last couple years, but I happily accept...haven't heard from her or her hubby who were part of my pal group in GS.

When I open LinkedIn, up pops an article from another archifriend about house he and his partners firm did in the Hamptons...awesome...always excited to see my peers doing well, and these guys do really nice work. Open the link to the article- it's the partners weekend house for himself in the Hamptons. And not some little shack done on the cheap...almsot 6k SF of beautiful/expensive materials on 2 acres bedecked with high end furniture. And of course it's beautifully designed.

All of a sudden- while happy and proud of my friend for crafting such a great hiuse- I'm feeling gut punched from seeing my peers in my broke ### industry doing that well. This isn't making 2-300k well (which is fantastic and almost unheard of for architects)...this is a house in the 10mil range. Maybe he or wife had a lot of money besides the work...that's usually the case for this kind of thing...or maybe it's the work. Either way...feeling bummed about my own crap broke situation and direction I've taken my career. While stuck on a train to the hamptons to toil on a house for clients who use it sparingly and who are currently in st barths on david geffins yacht...just so I can try to literally keep a tiny rental apartment roof over my kids heads and try to dig out of what feels like ever increasing debt.

Happy Monday!

 

not saying this lightly.. have you considered moving?

must be tough to hustle hard and feel like you're just scraping by largely because you live in one of the most expensive cities on the planet.

guessing but i bet you could take a decent paycut, move somewhere less expensive and be in a much better place mentally. bigger house, less pressure, more open space to relax and breathe.  

 

what i'm saying is you can live with me  :mellow:

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He's making a living as an architect in NYC. He wears the city like a scarf. Why tf would he move?

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After 22 blissful years I finally screwed up.

Was dropping my ### all night, and as per usual blamed the dogs. 

Momentary lapse of reason, dropped a room clearing silent fart that could be easily blamed on the dogs. A fart that would clear any room in all of stink ### Boston.  Waited a few seconds,  and at the perfect time, blamed the dogs. 

My wife just looked at me and said she let the dogs out awhile ago. 

Damn. 

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Friends host New Years every year at their house.  Today around 3 they asked me if I could because she is sick.  So I had to clean the house and go shopping in anticipation of 20 people coming over tonight.  But at least I’m not driving anywhere or trying to find an Uber at 1 am.

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Happy New Year, knobs. Somehow, I have become the bartender tonight. The cognac is almost gone, but the champagne is holding up. And we've started on the absinthe. What could go wrong? 😜

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9 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

Happy New Year, knobs. Somehow, I have become the bartender tonight. The cognac is almost gone, but the champagne is holding up. And we've started on the absinthe. What could go wrong? 😜

I'll have a Maker's & absinthe, tender! ☠️

 

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25 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

I'll have a Maker's & absinthe, tender! ☠️

 

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Done, if you'll settle for Ezra Brooks. I'm cheap.

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54 minutes ago, kevzilla said:

Done, if you'll settle for Ezra Brooks. I'm cheap.

Settle?

Hell, I may sing an ode to ya!

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7 minutes ago, Leeroy Jenkins said:

I have been home for 12 days straight and all I have done is eat. I feel like death today. 

The food is coming from inside the house!

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Local cop stationed himself outside of my house last night and followed everyone home as they left to make sure they got there safe.  Pretty cool of him.

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20 minutes ago, -fish- said:

Local cop stationed himself outside of my house last night and followed everyone home as they left to make sure they got there safe.  Pretty cool of him.

This sounds very un-local-cop-like, especially on NYE, one of the notorious amateur nights of the year.

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7 minutes ago, Ron Swanson said:

This sounds very un-local-cop-like, especially on NYE, one of the notorious amateur nights of the year.

@-fish- is a pretty big fish in his town.

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my BIL bought both my kids Amazon Echo's for Christmas

 

shots have been fired. how do i get him back? he has no kids so pretty much all options are on the table.

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31 minutes ago, mr. furley said:

my BIL bought both my kids Amazon Echo's for Christmas

 

shots have been fired. how do i get him back? he has no kids so pretty much all options are on the table.

Tickets to a Broadway musical that your sister will like and he'll hate. Just the tickets.

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3 hours ago, -fish- said:

Local cop stationed himself outside of my house last night and followed everyone home as they left to make sure they got there safe.  Pretty cool of him.

Genuinely can't tell if this is facetious or not.

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