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Mon Sep 15

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WallyLock replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:27 PM

Re: Six-figure salary is not a lot of money

PSUEngineer is right!

I never tire of hearing that.

Sure, if you hear something every other year, it's tough to get tired of it.

Wally

Fri Sep 12

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WallyLock replied to the First World Problems board. 11:37 AM

Re: Scottish Independence

Thanks all,

I was curious, I don't consume much TV news, so I thought maybe it was being reported, and I just missed it. It seems to me, its a big story being under-reported here in the states.

Anybody on the board with a strong [more]

Thu Sep 11

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WallyLock posted to the First World Problems board. 11:50 AM

Scottish Independence

So the vote on Scottish Independence is September 18th. I am fascinated by the process by both the ramifacations it could have on global politics and just by the process itself.

Setting that aside,

The only news I get on it is from [more]

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WallyLock replied to the First World Problems board. 12:27 AM

Re: My fine upstanding neighbors

Are you sure you don't live in NJ

10 Bullets? No way that's NJ. Only in those ritzy enclaves, like the one Synch live in, would someone waste bullets like that.

Wally

Wed Sep 10

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WallyLock replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:38 PM

Re: You know things are getting bad in Illinois

Actually, that campaign dates back to 2011 when Illinois was forced to raise its corporate and individual income tax rates.

The results?


I've actually been tracking this. It was a big change in a fairly simple tax rate, so I [more]

Tue Sep 9

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WallyLock replied to the First World Problems board. 1:23 PM

Re: Question

I'd pay a large man to hurt you, but I'm struggling to get by on only $400K/yr.

I'm a wimp. You can go cheap and pay a small man and get the same results.

Wally

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WallyLock posted to the First World Problems board. 10:47 AM

Question

In the past two weeks, the Brewers have lost 12 of 13 games and gone from being first in the NL Central with a 2.5 game lead to being third and 6 games out and trailing in the wild card race as well.*

So my question is this. When did Synch [more]

Thu Sep 4

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WallyLock posted to the Diablo III Clan of the Fool board. 12:53 PM

2.1?

Ayone out there trying 2.1? Anybody made it to the vault?

A few thoughts -

I, myself, like the new timed rifts*.

I haven't started the season, but I may since I was thinking of starting a new crusader anyway.

I [more]

Thu Aug 28

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WallyLock replied to the First World Problems board. 12:42 PM

Re: Slither-Slather

my kids had good stories, but the actual act of putting pen to paper was sometimes monumental.


FirstLock likes to write. I've bought a couple of his stories off him for a dollar. I bet if I offered him a dollar for a [more]

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WallyLock replied to the First World Problems board. 10:33 AM

Re: Slither-Slather

What a great imagination! Would he make up new stories to write down or tell you? It would make a very cool children's book.

He has a writing journal that he is supposed to write in every day. The teacher wants him to put his stories [more]

Wed Aug 27

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WallyLock posted to the First World Problems board. 11:49 AM

Slither-Slather

The school year is upon us and with it FirstLock’s unrelenting dread of school. So far (and we are a little more than a week in) we have had only one bad morning getting off to school. We try to get the boys to tell us about school in the evening, [more]

Tue Aug 26

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WallyLock replied to the RAD's Living Room board. 4:34 PM

Re: Heading so far west

Safe and Fun Travels!

Wally

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 1:55 PM

Re: That thing I'm working on

"Did you vacuum in here??"

Mrs. Lock has two rules for vacuuming. The first rule is that if a couch,cabinet,fridge, or any other piece of furniture is moved or tipped over to retrieve something that has become stuck under it, [more]

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 11:13 AM

Re: That thing I'm working on

Well, I would give you negative points for the announcements of grocery purchases. The key is doing things without needing a brass band.

That is certainly number 6 or 7 on the Top Ten List of "Things that can be done to improve [more]

Mon Aug 25

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 2:27 PM

Re: That thing I'm working on

peace & chores

I also did the grocery shopping yesterday (mainly because I just had to get out of the house.) When my wife comes home, she just puts the groceries up. I feel the need to annouce everything like I am just back from [more]

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WallyLock posted to the Imp This Ride board. 12:58 PM

That thing I'm working on

Board regulars may or may not remember that one item of personal growth I am working on is to actively help my wife out and not take her for granted.

Sunday, the boys were lingering over their breakfast. It shouldn't take that long to eat [more]

Wed Aug 20

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 6:07 PM

Re: Things that are currently annoying me

I remember reading that the scent of oranges often precedes a seizure.

According to Mario Puzo, they precede a mob hit.

Wally

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 3:09 PM

Re: Things that are currently annoying me

Something in the office is less than minty fresh:

A bit of a thread hi-jack here. When I was in high school, I heard somewhere that during a stroke the brain can create fake sensory inputs and one of these is the smell of popcorn. [more]

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WallyLock posted to the First World Problems board. 12:14 PM

Small Miracles

1.) We need more space in the shared drive our analytics team uses*. My boss has to authorize the cost, our IT person has to authorize the time to do the upgrade, and I have to use the space. All three of us, working independently came up with the [more]

Fri Aug 15

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WallyLock replied to the Imp This Ride board. 10:38 AM

Re: One of each

I think it is the norm around here. Mostly it's just the schedule that is crazy for a few months...but now that marching band is a competitive sport, I guess it makes sense.


I enjoyed marching band a lot. But the more I think [more]

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