Mundane Monday

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Mundane Monday
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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:22am

Welcome to a new week :)

1. Has spring "sprung" by you yet?

2. What are you wearing today?

3. Do you make a special menu for Easter (if you celebrate it)? 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:04pm

lauren1063 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">reginageorge2005</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;lauren1063&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;&amp;lt;p&amp;gt;I will never see eye-to-eye with my mother.  I'm 5'1 and she's 5'8". &amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I never did squeak by my 5'4" mother. DS is going to pass me in the next year or so, but I'm thinking DD is going to wind up being about my size...she's always one of the shortest kids, just like mama. Thankfully, DS seems to be normal like Dad...&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>My mom is 5'8" and my dad was a little over 5'3".  My sister and I, each at just slightly over 5', took after Dad's side of the family (my paternal grandmother was 4'6"!) and my two brothers took their height from Mom's side and are each just over 6'.  We girls always thought it would be kind of fun if it had worked out the other way around.  ;)</p>

My mom was 5'4", and her mom was 4'11". We called her Oompa Loompa, lol! My dad was 6'1, my brother is 6'2, and my oldest nephew is 6'5. There's quite a mix in my side of the family. Time will tell how my kids will fare height-wise!

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:04pm
"My mom is 5'8" and my dad was a little over 5'3"." ------------- I am the shortest person in my entire extended family. My maternal grandmother was shorter than I am, so I must have gotten it from her. Although the last orthopedist I saw (recently) told me that my scoliosis is so severe that without it, I would be an inch taller. If I were an inch taller, I would at least be as tall as my mom. My kid is almost exactly my height, maybe a half inch taller. It would be really annoying if she was a lot taller.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:12pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;What is &lt;span style="text-decoration:underline"&gt;sarcasm for its own sake&lt;/span&gt;?  Having been to DW, I highly doubt that is a common complaint of workers.  There was no need to correct DW to WDW.  That was a subterfuge.  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline">Sarcasm; used for no reason other than to be sarcastic</span>. Y'know, like "If that's a common complaint, I imagine they have very easy lives." </p><p>So "having been" to <strong>W</strong>DW (which is its name, btw. <strong><em>Walt</em></strong> Disney World.) gives you the insight into what people *I* know think? Wait, is this that magic telescope I've been hearing about? LOL! Oh, I've been there too, many times. Often as a guest of these employees, who do get annoyed when people call <strong>W</strong>DW by the wrong name. I highly doubt you have a clue what anyone who works there thinks.</p><p>&lt;&lt;There was no need to correct DW to WDW.  That was a subterfuge.&gt;&gt;</p><p>LOL, a subterfuge. I was pointing out the <span style="text-decoration:underline">correct</span> name to someone who's been there enough times to <em>know</em> the correct name. Where's the subterfuge? Find a post from me that necessitates it in this thread. </p><p>Honestly. Is there a "need" for <em>any</em> comment on this board?</p>

So, there is no such that as sarcasm for its own sake.  There is simply..sarcasm.  And it was a mistake to correct the use of DW in favor of your choice of Walt Disney World.  You can choose any appellation.  It was far from a common complaint among Disney employees since now you clarify it was/is just a complaint among the few employees you knew and stayed with.

Thanks for clarifying. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:17pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I don't know about that. My parents were never really into relaxing vacations. They took us all over the place to see lots of things. I'm sure when my sister and I were teenagers there were some trips where we would have preferred to just lay on the beach every day. Although, I did enjoy all of our vacations-- activity and all." ------------- Our family trips never involved swimming, beaches or relaxing. Not even when we were in places known for beaches (Greece, for example). Downtime and beach time was something we did at our country house. If we went on a trip it was to see stuff. We usually liked it (besides we didn't know any better). The only trip we all remember as horrible was the 2 castles a day trip by car through France. That was not fun at all.

Castles or churches?  We said something very similar traveling thru France, except it was about cathedrals.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:34pm

Bio mom is 5'3" and bio dad is only like 5'4". Maternal bio grandmom is 4'10" and seriously elfin and adorable. My sis isn't quite 5' tall, so I rather tower over her with my 3 additional inches. :) 

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:40pm

thardy2001 wrote:
There is simply..sarcasm.  And it was a mistake to correct the use of DW in favor of your choice of Walt Disney World.  You can choose any appellation.  It was far from a common complaint among Disney employees since now you clarify it was/is just a complaint among the few employees you knew and stayed with.</p><p>Thanks for clarifying.  </p>

All well and good except she specifically stated that it was a complaing from the ones she knew. She, in no way, generalized it to all WDW employees.    For your reference: "I know a lot of people who work there or have worked there, and it's a common complaint I've heard from them."

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 3:58pm

<<  There is simply..sarcasm. >>

You're doing it wrong.

<<And it was a mistake to correct the use of DW in favor of your choice of Walt Disney World.  >>

Nope. It's called Walt Disney World.

<<You can choose any appellation.>>

As can you, but you'd be wrong if you chose Disneyworld.

<< It was far from a common complaint among Disney employees since now you clarify it was/is just a complaint among the few employees you knew and stayed with.>>

 There was nothing to clarify. You made a mistake in thinking I was talking about ALL Disney employees, so what actually happened is you realized your mistake.

Thanks for getting it. :)

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 4:30pm
People - even ones that work for the same overall employer - get the name of my division wrong all. the. time. And it's rather annoying. I correct them a lot - in fact, I must correct them some of the time, as it is a legal, factual distinction. But sometimes I just let it go, because it's not worth the bother if it is in a casual context.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 4:30pm

>My kids don't get to "say" where we go. They have input. Their opinions are considered and give considerable weight. But it is, ultimately dh's and my decision, since we are paying.      However, we've all been in pretty close agreement on our vacations, so it's never been an issue.</p>[/quote]

My kids have never had a say on where to go for vacactions, but we have tried to do things that all would enjoy. 

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 4:38pm

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>&gt;My kids don't get to "say" where we go. They have input. Their opinions are considered and give considerable weight. But it is, ultimately dh's and my decision, since we are paying.      However, we've all been in pretty close agreement on our vacations, so it's never been an issue.&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>My kids have never had a say on where to go for vacactions, but we have tried to do things that all would enjoy.  </p>[/quote]

My husband and I have always set the general parameters for where we are going, but we sit down as a family and talk about what there is to do in the different places, and the kids get to have some say in activities they want to do.  Much of our travel is work related, that is, my husband or I would have to be in some European city for work, sometimes for a few days, sometimes for weeks on end, and we'd make a virtue of it by bringing along the family and staying for a few weeks or months.  Then we'd say, "OK, what do you guys want to do in Paris?  We've got time for one amusement park. Parc Asterix or EuroDisney?  We're going to go out into the countryside one weekend:  Lorraine, or Normandy?"  That sort of thing.



We have planned whole vacations around the kids' interests, though.  It doesn't mean that we are always doing what the kid would like, but that the reason we were in Florida in the first place, for instance, revolves around the kids' interests in baseball and human space exploration.

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