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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Sounds great, G. Glad all the Gs had a nice week.

Thanks, Piob! It really was great.
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post

Glad you had a great time with edina.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sounds great, G. glad you all had a great time.

funny you should say that about your vacay, as this year is the first time we have a vacay planned that will just be for the wife and i with the kids. we always go away in the summer with other family members, and i have been kinda afraid that it wont be the same without the usual suspects.

going to a new vacay spot that we have never been to and dont know that lay of the land. no cousins for our kids to play with and no other adults for my wife and i to hang with. sometimes activities are not quite the same when its just a few people.

im not saying that am not excited about being with my family, but its not the standard for our vacations, and with change the outcome is always questionable. you have given me hope though that i too can have a successful vacay. thanks!

It was great, thanks. I wish I were still there!

I'm really glad we did the trip with just our nuclear family. It's nice to see everyone when we do the big trips, but it also gets tiresome dealing with all of the personalities, different preferences, etc. of extended family. It might just be my family, but it often felt to me like there was as much stress as enjoyment on those big trips. This afforded us the chance to avoid all of that hassle and just do whatever we wanted, and I felt like I got to spend time with my wife and son in a way that wasn't possible when there was a big group around.
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post

sounds great.

I had a great weekend, too. I love the summer weekends, nothing too special going on. hung out with a dad and drank beer and smoked cigars while I kids had a playdate, dinner with some friends, walked to the library and had icecream with the kids. nothing earth shattering but a lot of fun

It was, for sure!

Sounds like your weekend was awesome. Those weekends where you have stuff to do but aren't booked solid are the best, especially in the summertime.
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My type of vacation. Glad you enjoyed it.

Thanks! Definitely my type of vacation, too!
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I worked so fuckin hard today. The company made their money on ME.
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

What I've put in bold is the best part, IMO. I try to avoid vacays with extended family members or friends, though I do it once a year during Memorial Day weekend. I'm an introvert, so to me, less is better.

i hear ya. horses for courses. my wife for example cant be more excited about this vacay. doing this for her will probs the most points i will have earned in quite some time.
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I'm really glad we did the trip with just our nuclear family. It's nice to see everyone when we do the big trips, but it also gets tiresome dealing with all of the personalities, different preferences, etc. of extended family. It might just be my family, but it often felt to me like there was as much stress as enjoyment on those big trips. This afforded us the chance to avoid all of that hassle and just do whatever we wanted, and I felt like I got to spend time with my wife and son in a way that wasn't possible when there was a big group around.

as to the bold, defo not just your family, and that is probably one of the biggest advantages in this as far as i am directly concerned. i usually deal with booking the flights, hotels, and rental cars for everyone, and avoiding all that stress will be huge.

i think my issue is more that i have really nailed down things for when we go to the mountains, and i know where i like to stay, what stuff i like to do.... and a lot of those activities are just more fun with a larger crowd. as well, i always enjoy having like minded adults around to horse around with and hang with after all the kids are in bed and what not. im sure this vacay will be great, and we have a lot of fun stuff in teh works, and i do love being with my family, its just new territory, and i hope it does not bomb.

another big concern for me is that for the first time in over 10 years, i wont be going to the rocky mountains for the summer. my heart is in the mountains, and its really sad for me that i wont be able to gaze at her beauty, majesty and splendor this summer. le sigh.

also, do you pronounce "nuclear" like W.?
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

i hear ya. horses for courses. my wife for example cant be more excited about this vacay. doing this for her will probs the most points i will have earned in quite some time.
as to the bold, defo not just your family, and that is probably one of the biggest advantages in this as far as i am directly concerned. i usually deal with booking the flights, hotels, and rental cars for everyone, and avoiding all that stress will be huge.

i think my issue is more that i have really nailed down things for when we go to the mountains, and i know where i like to stay, what stuff i like to do.... and a lot of those activities are just more fun with a larger crowd. as well, i always enjoy having like minded adults around to horse around with and hang with after all the kids are in bed and what not. im sure this vacay will be great, and we have a lot of fun stuff in teh works, and i do love being with my family, its just new territory, and i hope it does not bomb.

another big concern for me is that for the first time in over 10 years, i wont be going to the rocky mountains for the summer. my heart is in the mountains, and its really sad for me that i wont be able to gaze at her beauty, majesty and splendor this summer. le sigh.

also, do you pronounce "nuclear" like W.?
"Nuke-u-lar, it's pronounced nuke-u-lar."
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I'm a bad mother fucker.
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been having issues lately at the home front, and I think (and hope) that's over.
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Things that make me happy? Well, they say think positive to get positive results, so this is a great thread to have! I'm happy because I'm leaving on holiday at the end of the week! A weekend in Paris and I will visit the Musee D'Orsay, 2 days in Chicago which is an amazing city that I love, 2 weeks with the fam, and I get to see my best friend who I haven't seen in 3 years! It's summer, and I'm healthy. I have a great little dog and a very cuddly tuxedo cat. Life is good. Now just to get the love life sorted...again... (ugh!)

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Ew.

That's what she said (about your sausage).
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Originally Posted by Biscotti View Post

Picked up a real nice Paul Smith suit jacket today for $100. It feels a wee bit big, but I'd imagine it'll fit perfect in a month or so (I've been getting bigger since I've gotten back into cycling).

Cycling makes your upper body bigger?
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its fun but can be a little too much (especially if too much drinking and pot gets involved).

Its weird to me to think of pot at a baby shower. Dunno why.
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Originally Posted by js4design View Post

Real question - what do you actually like? It can be anything - TV show, movie, food, musician, artist, color, country, type of tree, day of the week, anything.

I give you credit for being able to finish that post, it is filled with terrible writing.

On a side note, I feel kind of bad for why. I truly believe he is a lonely miserable individual partly because he doesn't like anything and has no qualms telling people that so no one likes him. Either that or we're all being trolled. At any rate, SF would be best served if everyone took my lead and put him on ignore.
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been having issues lately at the home front, and I think (and hope) that's over.

good news. i hope you are indeed out of the woods.
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

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as to the bold, defo not just your family, and that is probably one of the biggest advantages in this as far as i am directly concerned. i usually deal with booking the flights, hotels, and rental cars for everyone, and avoiding all that stress will be huge.

i think my issue is more that i have really nailed down things for when we go to the mountains, and i know where i like to stay, what stuff i like to do.... and a lot of those activities are just more fun with a larger crowd. as well, i always enjoy having like minded adults around to horse around with and hang with after all the kids are in bed and what not. im sure this vacay will be great, and we have a lot of fun stuff in teh works, and i do love being with my family, its just new territory, and i hope it does not bomb.

another big concern for me is that for the first time in over 10 years, i wont be going to the rocky mountains for the summer. my heart is in the mountains, and its really sad for me that i wont be able to gaze at her beauty, majesty and splendor this summer. le sigh.

also, do you pronounce "nuclear" like W.?

It's a huge advantage, trust me. I didn't do any of that stuff for my family, and there was still a big drop in stress level for this trip.

I can see where a new location would be a little worrisome, but, still, it's vacation. As long as you didn't choose some place that completely sucks, it's just a matter of finding the good stuff. That's what we did. We got some advice on general areas with fun stuff (parks, beaches, restaurants, etc.), and then set out from there.

No. I pronounce it like someone who went to grad school.

Well, more like graduated from college.

Or took high school science, really.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

It's a huge advantage, trust me. I didn't do any of that stuff for my family, and there was still a big drop in stress level for this trip.
I can see where a new location would be a little worrisome, but, still, it's vacation. As long as you didn't choose some place that completely sucks, it's just a matter of finding the good stuff. That's what we did. We got some advice on general areas with fun stuff (parks, beaches, restaurants, etc.), and then set out from there.

thanks for teh reassurance, G. i think the place i picked is solid, based on what i read and people i know that went there. it was nice that when i booked it i got a person on the phone right away, and a person on the premises no less, not a booking agency. the lady was very friendly and helpful, and did not sound like a moran.

we will be right on a beach and boardwalk so i guess it would be hard to be a true failure. the kids will be thrilled thats for damn sure.
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No. I pronounce it like someone who went to grad school.
Well, more like graduated from college.
Or took high school science, really.

that is a relief!
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Dude, you'll be right on the beach/boardwalk. I think you'll be OK.

Well, unless, of course, you're at the Jersey Shore, in which case uhoh.gif.
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Also, thing that is making me happy:

I've had a ton of trouble coming up with a gift for the missus' upcoming birthday. I wanted to do something extra cool this year, because she rocked my gift, but I just couldn't come up with anything. Then, completely by accident, I found something that's absolutely perfect. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Went out last night to see a movie. Drank some wine, hung out with some friends... it was pretty fun.

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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Dude, you'll be right on the beach/boardwalk. I think you'll be OK.
Well, unless, of course, you're at the Jersey Shore, in which case uhoh.gif.

i think you are right. it will be good.
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Also, thing that is making me happy:
I've had a ton of trouble coming up with a gift for the missus' upcoming birthday. I wanted to do something extra cool this year, because she rocked my gift, but I just couldn't come up with anything. Then, completely by accident, I found something that's absolutely perfect. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

nice! thats always a good feeling.
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as to whats making me happy, i was tasked with a new project at work that is in an area i had never been involved with. was kind of nervous, but its off to a great start, and i think that i can really do well with this. and when i complete it, it will look really good for me, with g-ds help.
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