MarkDaSpark


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PoSt away folks!!

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,
Baker's man,
Bake me a cake
As fast as you can;
Prick it and pat it,
And mark it with B,
And put it in the oven
For Baby and me.


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


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cjsiege wrote:List of previous WW gatherings by area. Great reading and great examples of how to set up a Get-Together Thread.
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Upcoming Woot Wine Gatherings…All The News for the week of January 7th.

Happy New Year!!! Time to open that wine you've saved for a special occasion!

January 2013
1/19: Austin #1
1/19: NorCal #14: Santa Clara Valley Wines
1/26 - 1/27: Buffalo/WNY #10: Ice Wine Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada)

February 2013
2/22: 2013 Dark & Delicious (Alameda, CA)
2/23 - 2/25: 2013 D&D Napa/Sonoma Weekend

March
TBD: NYC #?: Cupcakes

Pending
TBD: NYC Tasting #21: A Tribute (interest thread)
TBD: NorCal: Volcanic Terroir and/or Eastern European Finds
TBD: NorCal: Wheelbarrow o' Wine
TBD: Dallas #11
TBD: Arizona Verde Valley Winery Weekend


No events in your area??? Start one! Create an interest thread in the World of Wine Woot Community Tab.




So join or create a WW Gathering!


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


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Quiet pub this morning - what's everyone up to?

I'm just hanging out, really.

bhodilee


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inkycatz wrote:Quiet pub this morning - what's everyone up to?



I've been trying to trace the timeline of when "hooker wear" became "business attire". I think I've traced it back to Pretty Woman.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

mother


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bhodilee wrote:I've been trying to trace the timeline of when "hooker wear" became "business attire". I think I've traced it back to Pretty Woman.



To be pedantic, it has always been, by definition, "business attire," :D

cortot20


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mother wrote:To be pedantic, it has always been, by definition, "business attire," :D



excellent point. Business attire is defined by the type of work you are doing and in what place. I for one never complain.

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JOATMON


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bhodilee wrote:I've been trying to trace the timeline of when "hooker wear" became "business attire". I think I've traced it back to Pretty Woman.



I was told the story that someone from a Manhattan business was out in San Francisco visiting a satellite site, and remarked on how well dressed all the hookers were. Turns out it was downtown office workers he was observing, smoking outside because indoor smoking was banned.

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chemvictim


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cortot20 wrote:excellent point. Business attire is defined by the type of work you are doing and in what place. I for one never complain.



Business attire = sweats and a t-shirt, sometimes accompanied by a bathrobe.

bhodilee


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mother wrote:To be pedantic, it has always been, by definition, "business attire," :D



Good point. I wonder if I gave her $50 if she'd just go away for a couple hours.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bhodilee


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JOATMON wrote:I was told the story that someone from a Manhattan business was out in San Francisco visiting a satellite site, and remarked on how well dressed all the hookers were. Turns out it was downtown office workers he was observing, smoking outside because indoor smoking was banned.



That's pretty awesome. In my case, the hooker looker actually dresses like I would imagine an early 90's hooker dressed.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

HitAnyKey42


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inkycatz wrote:Quiet pub this morning - what's everyone up to?



And today the world is quiet because everyone is weeping at their desks after looking at their paychecks and seeing the huge decrease in takehome pay due to the jump in Social Security taxes being taken out.

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inkycatz


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bhodilee wrote:Good point. I wonder if I gave her $50 if she'd just go away for a couple hours.



To tie the two themes of the thread so far together: "Before or after payroll taxes?" :P

JOATMON wrote:I was told the story that someone from a Manhattan business was out in San Francisco visiting a satellite site, and remarked on how well dressed all the hookers were. Turns out it was downtown office workers he was observing, smoking outside because indoor smoking was banned.


I love this story. :D

I'm just hanging out, really.

JOATMON


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:And today the world is quiet because everyone is weeping at their desks after looking at their paychecks and seeing the huge decrease in takehome pay due to the jump in Social Security taxes being taken out.



And everybody weeping over that have a short term memory. How soon we forget that the SS level is now back to where it was two years ago.

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Rags: 3+2+3
Drunk: 69+94+15 wine, 20+29+4 non-wine
Rugrat: 0+0+0; Refunded: 2+3+1
(as of 2011-03-02)

chemvictim


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HitAnyKey42 wrote:And today the world is quiet because everyone is weeping at their desks after looking at their paychecks and seeing the huge decrease in takehome pay due to the jump in Social Security taxes being taken out.



I only wish my paycheck was big enough that 2% amounted to a huge decrease.

mommadeb1


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Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!! here in central Florida is an event called forks and corks.... I missed out on tickets to the event... it appears Ty Caton, Pedroncelli vineyards plus who knows who else I don't know about will be here!! grrrr.... oh well I have the knowledge that I will be in CA soon!!!

bahwm


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mommadeb1 wrote:Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!Ohmygosh!!! here in central Florida is an event called forks and corks.... I missed out on tickets to the event... it appears Ty Caton, Pedroncelli vineyards plus who knows who else I don't know about will be here!! grrrr.... oh well I have the knowledge that I will be in CA soon!!!


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kylemittskus


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Why is the pub soooo dead this week?

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

bahwm


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kylemittskus wrote:Why is the pub soooo dead this week?


I'm exhausted! We had a house full of dinner guests on Sunday--just family, but we were 9 in all. We had our final, hopefully, final, fundraiser pickup today. Pickup was from 3 - 6. For the first time ever, we had everything picked up by 5:55! We're really happy about that since this was frozen foods! Although, it is now 28 degrees outside. We could have stored the items that were not picked up in our trunks overnight.

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mother


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kylemittskus wrote:Why is the pub soooo dead this week?



That was your first post, so why don't you tell us. ;)

cortot20


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4th night of weening our 5 month old boy off of night feedings.
1st night was miserable
2nd night we all slept like we were dead
3rd night we all slept well. Baby woke up at 4 and required some convincing that it wasn't time for breakfast.
4th evening so far, he is super grumpy and is waking up every 1/2 hour.

CT

bhodilee


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chemvictim wrote:I only wish my paycheck was big enough that 2% amounted to a huge decrease.



Thank you! I was thinking I must be the least paid person here because it's not really affecting my bottom line enough to make me ANGRY. Plus it was called a "holiday" holiday's end. Deal with it.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bhodilee


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JOATMON wrote:And everybody weeping over that have a short term memory. How soon we forget that the SS level is now back to where it was two years ago.



This also makes perfect sense.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

bhodilee


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kylemittskus wrote:Why is the pub soooo dead this week?



My wife got me the collected The Walking Dead books so I've been pretty much engrossed with Zombies for the better part of a week.

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

polarbear22


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bhodilee wrote:My wife got me the collected The Walking Dead books so I've been pretty much engrossed with Zombies for the better part of a week.


Thought that was how you described your usual workday.

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bhodilee


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polarbear22 wrote:Thought that was how you described your usual workday.



Fewer headshots

"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it."

– George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

mommadeb1


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bahwm wrote:With a whole lot of us!





I CAN"T wait!!!! I am trying to be good and not order wine.... saving my $ for the trip!!!

mommadeb1


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cortot20 wrote:4th night of weening our 5 month old boy off of night feedings.
1st night was miserable
2nd night we all slept like we were dead
3rd night we all slept well. Baby woke up at 4 and required some convincing that it wasn't time for breakfast.
4th evening so far, he is super grumpy and is waking up every 1/2 hour.



I am trying to remember what mine did at 5 months... I'm pretty sure we had a 3/4 am feeding.... maybe more during growing spurts!!

mommadeb1


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sparky PM for you

cheron98


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Been crazy busy with work. I decided after being up working til 2am last night that I would take this evening off.

I saw HitAnyKey42 on wine.woot! and clicked "I want one!"

mommadeb1


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cheron98 wrote:Been crazy busy with work. I decided after being up working til 2am last night that I would take this evening off.



you deserve to take the evening off!

bahwm


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cheron98 wrote:Been crazy busy with work. I decided after being up working til 2am last night that I would take this evening off.


I wondered why you played a word that late!

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

bahwm


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Back to work.

May our love be like good wine, grow stronger as it grows older. ~ Old English Toast

rjquillin


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bahwm wrote:Back to work.


Ahhhh, work? In what TZ are you habitating?

CT

bahwm


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rjquillin wrote:Ahhhh, work? In what TZ are you habitating?


Eastern. You know, School teachers. Have all that time off . . .

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kylemittskus


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cortot20 wrote:4th night of weening our 5 month old boy off of night feedings.
1st night was miserable
2nd night we all slept like we were dead
3rd night we all slept well. Baby woke up at 4 and required some convincing that it wasn't time for breakfast.
4th evening so far, he is super grumpy and is waking up every 1/2 hour.



Em woke up every hour last night from teething. We haven't worked on the "you don't need to eat every 4 hours" deal yet. When does it get better?!?!

"If drinking is bitter, change yourself to wine." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"Champagne is a very kind and friendly thing on a rainy night." -Isak Dinesen

rjquillin


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bahwm wrote:Eastern. You know, School teachers. Have all that time off . . .

Thought so. Night school; totally understand now.

CT

rjquillin


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kylemittskus wrote:Em woke up every hour last night from teething. We haven't worked on the "you don't need to eat every 4 hours" deal yet. When does it get better?!?!

When they start drinking your cellar?

CT

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kylemittskus wrote:Em woke up every hour last night from teething. We haven't worked on the "you don't need to eat every 4 hours" deal yet. When does it get better?!?!

When they're about 30.



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kylemittskus wrote:Em woke up every hour last night from teething. We haven't worked on the "you don't need to eat every 4 hours" deal yet. When does it get better?!?!



Our boy is clocking in at 20+ pounds, so we decided he didn't need to eat at night any more.

CT

otolith


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It's SWMBO bday today. She's on call, and I'm going to be working late...sigh

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