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PetiteSirah


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It's an emergency!

PoSt away, folks!

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Salute your new master ... Petite Sirah!


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MarkDaSpark


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cjsiege wrote:~~~ We interrupt this thread for a Public Service Announcement: ~~~
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You know the drill ....


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cjsiege


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polarbear22 wrote:OUCH!! But thanks for that. Now 4:45 is sleeping in. Actually, only 30 minutes earlier than usual. But 4 hour commute to Jersey City, and 4 hours on the return. 15 hour day.

I hope your day goes well. Expect it is longer than mine.


Good morning in the middle of the night, PB!!!

Your commute is ghastly! At least I'm working the whole time, and not sitting in traffic.

Good morning, EC'ers! Good night, WC'ers!

MarkDaSpark


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cjsiege wrote:Good morning in the middle of the night, PB!!!

Your commute is ghastly! At least I'm working the whole time, and not sitting in traffic.

Good morning, EC'ers! Good night, WC'ers!



Good night. Glad I don't have your schedule!


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polarbear22


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cjsiege wrote:Good morning in the middle of the night, PB!!!

Your commute is ghastly! At least I'm working the whole time, and not sitting in traffic.

Good morning, EC'ers! Good night, WC'ers!



Good morning to you. I am on the train to NYC leg now. Can't imagine the folks that do this daily.

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vaaccess


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polarbear22 wrote:Good morning to you. I am on the train to NYC leg now. Can't imagine the folks that do this daily.



My commute is all of 7 minutes, maybe 10 if I get heavy traffic. It's awesome!

Of course, it's not just walking down to a home office, but I'll take it.

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MarkDaSpark


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Good morning!! I think Java and I each have about a 20 second commute to work. Java? Or is that total?


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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javadrinker


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vaaccess wrote:My commute is all of 7 minutes, maybe 10 if I get heavy traffic. It's awesome!

Of course, it's not just walking down to a home office, but I'll take it.



Hey, the home office thing isn't all easy peasy thank you very much. Sometimes I get lost on the way to the home office and end up in the kitchen. Occasionally my commute drags out a bit and I stop at the living room couch for a power nap before continuing on my grueling journey. How dare you belittle the trials and tribulations I go through on a daily basis.

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javadrinker


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Good morning!! I think Java and I each have about a 20 second commute to work. Java? Or is that total?



Shhh...I'm playing the sympathy card.

And for everyone else...it should be noted that Sparky and I do not have the SAME 20 second commute. We're not actually fruit forward and fabulous no matter how much it may seem we are.

And the path to drunken poverty continues... Java's Stash at CT

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Imagine4vr


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Good morning!! I think Java and I each have about a 20 second commute to work. Java? Or is that total?



Add me to the 20 second commute club. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Cesare


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Imagine4vr wrote:Add me to the 20 second commute club. I wouldn't have it any other way!



Me too! I "work for the gov't" now. Yeah... that's what we'll call it.

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HitAnyKey42


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Cesare wrote:Me too! I "work for the gov't" now. Yeah... that's what we'll call it.



I wish I could do that...or at least wish I didn't have my 45+ min each way commute in horrendous traffic every day. I am NOT looking forward to when the snow starts falling and making the commute become twice that. Ugh!

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cheron98


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Man. I am SO torn. Want. Don't need. But want.

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HitAnyKey42


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cheron98 wrote:Man. I am SO torn. Want. Don't need. But want.



You talking about the wine tool kit?

If so, unless I've already handed one of them off to someone else it's possible I still have the second one from last year.
I seem to recall I may have already given it to someone else, but there's a small possibility I still have the extra.

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cheron98


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:You talking about the wine tool kit?

If so, unless I've already handed one of them off to someone else it's possible I still have the second one from last year.
I seem to recall I may have already given it to someone else, but there's a small possibility I still have the extra.



I have 2 already. I bought two, gave one away as a gift, then got another one as a WD present. But I really love the stoppers.

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cheron98


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SOOOOOO. In the continuing drama of my life.

Airport friend is getting an earlier flight. butt-crack of dawn early. So I'll be done with that by like 8am. AM. Yes.

Chicago is looking interesting again. What's this polar adventure thing on Northerly Island?

What's Northerly Island?

Hmmm...

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darlenee1


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Cesare wrote:Me too! I "work for the gov't" now. Yeah... that's what we'll call it.



My husband does this too It's not a bad gig while you can get it.

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tenuki


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Bah, I've been waiting for the toffee all weekend :P I think it's part of a master plan, by the time it shows up I'm just going to hit in for 3 and not think twice :P

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PSquishy


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tenuki wrote:Bah, I've been waiting for the toffee all weekend :P I think it's part of a master plan, by the time it shows up I'm just going to hit in for 3 and not think twice :P



Didn't ToffeeKing say the woot-off was going to start today? Perhaps it's tonight... Here's hoping for some more Triacipidis! And Delong's. That too.

cheron98


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PSquishy wrote:Didn't ToffeeKing say the woot-off was going to start today? Perhaps it's tonight... Here's hoping for some more Triacipidis! And Delong's. That too.



Then again, he's implied a few times that the toffee would be up "very soon" and it has yet to show its deliciousness.

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vaaccess


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cheron98 wrote:Then again, he's implied a few times that the toffee would be up "very soon" and it has yet to show its deliciousness.



Is the toffee good or something?

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cheron98


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vaaccess wrote:Is the toffee good or something?



really, you haven't had it? really??

it's crack. it's SO good.

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vaaccess


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cheron98 wrote:really, you haven't had it? really??

it's crack. it's SO good.



Yeah...Seriously...I haven't had it yet. Guess I should get me some!

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otolith


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vaaccess wrote:Yeah...Seriously...I haven't had it yet. Guess I should get me some!



It is, bar none, the BEST toffee I've ever had. As far as I'm concerned, no other toffee compares. I'll be ordering the maximum when the time comes.

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polarbear22


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Commuite in was more like four and a half hours. Did not help that we missed our stop on the PATH. We looked it up right after the stop, so we got off at the next stop and caught a train back. Able to have a beer on the 4th train leg on the return from Grand Central. So partially civilized.

I am rewarding myself with a Java commute tomorrow morning, since there is a 10:00 meeting at our Life company which is a little less than half way from home to my regular office.

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cheron98


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otolith wrote:It is, bar none, the BEST toffee I've ever had. As far as I'm concerned, no other toffee compares. I'll be ordering the maximum when the time comes.



Somehow I still have some in my freezer.

I think I'm going to get some of it.

Holy scaffolding, I have 4 tins of toppers still.

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polarbear22


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cheron98 wrote:Somehow I still have some in my freezer.

I think I'm going to get some of it.

Holy scaffolding, I have 4 tins of toppers still.



I hope it is the large box of the regular toffee. That is the best stuff.

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cheron98


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polarbear22 wrote:I hope it is the large box of the regular toffee. That is the best stuff.



I actually like the bites the best

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polarbear22


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cheron98 wrote:I actually like the bites the best


A cada su propio.

But I would never turn away a Brandini bite. I just find I need to eat 3 or 4.

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vaaccess


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polarbear22 wrote:I hope it is the large box of the regular toffee. That is the best stuff.



Man...I guess I have been missing out.

Ya know...I'm glad they don't have a sweets.woot.com or whatever. THAT would be dangerous.

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ddeuddeg


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tenuki wrote:Bah, I've been waiting for the toffee all weekend :P I think it's part of a master plan, by the time it shows up I'm just going to hit in for 3 and not think twice :P



Not me. I've already thought twice. I'll be in for 3.

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otolith


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cheron98 wrote:I actually like the bites the best



Me too.

Feel like I'm indulging too much if I break out the big chunks of pure deliciousness.

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ddeuddeg


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otolith wrote:Me too.

Feel like I'm indulging too much if I break out the big chunks of pure deliciousness.



There's such a thing as too much? Who'da thunk it?

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sanity


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Hey Sparky, you there? Is service pack 3 messing with my computer? I've done everything I can think of, and web pages take 45 seconds to load, even if they're in the cache. Any suggestions?

bhodilee


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vaaccess wrote:Is the toffee good or something?



It's so good it will actually make you sad while you're eating it. Sad because up until that point in your life you know you've been deprived

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lauratchi


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bhodilee wrote:It's so good it will actually make you sad while you're eating it. Sad because up until that point in your life you know you've been deprived



And sad that when you finish it, it will be gone.

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nallie


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lauratchi wrote:And sad that when you finish it, it will be gone.



This thread is missing something. If only I could put my finger on what it is...

p.s. I'm sure it doesn't rival the Brandini, and it requires a more than casual relationship with a candy thermometer, but I've got a wicked good toffee recipe for them that wants.

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MarkDaSpark


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sanity wrote:Hey Sparky, you there? Is service pack 3 messing with my computer? I've done everything I can think of, and web pages take 45 seconds to load, even if they're in the cache. Any suggestions?



Don't think so, but a recent (last 2 months) update could. Although if you are using FireFox, I think it's something else. I only have problems every so often in IE8, but not in FireFox.


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MarkDaSpark


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nallie wrote:This thread is missing something. If only I could put my finger on what it is...

p.s. I'm sure it doesn't rival the Brandini, and it requires a more than casual relationship with a candy thermometer, but I've got a wicked good toffee recipe for them that wants.






I don't think so .......


Someone has to put WD's kids thru college, but why does it have to be me!
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nallie


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MarkDaSpark wrote:


I don't think so .......



To quote my 7 year old, "Wha-a-a-a-a-a-t?"
You've had my toffee and you liked it. Oh, you weren't talking about the comment about the toffee? My mistake.

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