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  1. Only once have I took a phone call in a public...

    Only once have I took a phone call in a public restroom because it was a call I had been urgently waiting for that truly needed to be taken care of before I started teaching my class in the next 5...
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    Keep your eyes open for other opportunities on...

    Keep your eyes open for other opportunities on campus. It sounds like that dean is well-known as an ass and others appreciate what you do, so hopefully that will be to your advantage when something...
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    I think if you like what you see of the...

    I think if you like what you see of the environmental field in your internship, and choose to continue with your present degree, it will be a very good door-opener for graduate work in environmental...
  4. I swear by men's Ariat Terrains, and I know I've...

    I swear by men's Ariat Terrains, and I know I've seen them in size 7.5 before.
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    For 15 years, I was blessed with a wonderful...

    For 15 years, I was blessed with a wonderful Lab/Shepherd/Airedale mix girl named Camin who had quite a presence as she was black, fairly large, and really hairy. Her hair made her look much more...
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    I've never been asked for my zip code at any of...

    I've never been asked for my zip code at any of the 3 Tractor Supply stores I've used around here. Huh.
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    This also could refer to a working model in...

    This also could refer to a working model in attachment theory, where early key relationships form templates for future expectations of relationships. The working model templates can be modified, for...
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    I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and your family. I lost...

    I'm so sorry. Hugs to you and your family. I lost my brother, a very heavy smoker, at age 50 in early 2007. He was diagnosed in stage 4 in late 2004 and was told he'd be gone in a a few months, but...
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    That lack of insight into how one's own behavior...

    That lack of insight into how one's own behavior brings about so many of the problems that get blamed on others is quite typical of personality disorders. These behaviors are essentially a way of...
  10. I am a long-time volunteer with a dog breed...

    I am a long-time volunteer with a dog breed rescue that covers the entire country, and when other volunteers have passed away or encountered life circumstances where they could no longer keep their...
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    I've taught in multiple colleges and universities...

    I've taught in multiple colleges and universities over a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds in Southern California since 1999, and writing and comprehension skills have dropped considerably....
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    It's that grading scale you're familiar with that...

    It's that grading scale you're familiar with that colleges and universities still use, too. It's very sad to think that a C student on that 40% basis could enter a community college, fail miserably,...
  13. Thread: RIP BB King

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    There's a video going around on Facebook of Eric...

    There's a video going around on Facebook of Eric Clapton expressing his sorrow at his good friend BB's passing. It's quite touching and genuine.
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    NOOOOOOOOOOO! Did you have to go THERE? I was in...

    NOOOOOOOOOOO! Did you have to go THERE? I was in varsity choir in high school and this was our "theme song," complete with frickin' hand motions and all! Aggggggggghhhhhhhh -- I need alcohol, now.
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    Not long after high school, a former classmate of...

    Not long after high school, a former classmate of mine was driving down a dark road when a drunken man walking on the shoulder stumbled in front of him.
  16. My mare and I both have health issues and we...

    My mare and I both have health issues and we enjoy our time together just the same. We may get to riding together again someday, and we may not. It's all good. :)
  17. I'm so very sorry.

    I'm so very sorry.
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    Wow, what a hell of a mess. It sounds like they...

    Wow, what a hell of a mess. It sounds like they both have a major case of not thinking ahead worth a crap. The unfortunate thing is there are 4 kids (and soon to be 5) stuck in the middle of this...
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    The barn where I board my mare has several...

    The barn where I board my mare has several long-time lesson horses who are the epitome of "taking care of their riders." They are so gentle and sweet with the beginners, especially the little ones...
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    If a 15.5 Western works for you, then a 17.5...

    If a 15.5 Western works for you, then a 17.5 English would be the first size to try. I was taught that the general rule is to add two inches to the Western size to get the English size (or subtract...
  21. Now it just needs some flowery pink and silver...

    Now it just needs some flowery pink and silver swirly designs to make it truly complete! ;)
  22. The pony in that video is somewhat loudly marked,...

    The pony in that video is somewhat loudly marked, so I'm guessing that. The funny thing is a couple of the horses that spooked at him are more loudly marked than the pony, but I guess they haven't...
  23. Ah, I knew it sounded too good to be true, LOL....

    Ah, I knew it sounded too good to be true, LOL. Thanks for the input.
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    Stale baguette chunk heated up a bit in the...

    Stale baguette chunk heated up a bit in the microwave and sliced and slathered with whipped cream cheese and chopped green olives, washed down with an icy bottle of hard cider. ;-)
  25. Tech Advice Needed: Cheap Android Tablet for Pandora Music In the Car

    Yep, the title says it. I don't have a smartphone to do this, don't really want one either, but I would like to have my free Pandora music stream available to play in the car, and I see Pandora has...
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