things that are making you happy

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  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Congrats K-dub!

    So when do you start as a male escort? [​IMG]

    Shooo child.

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    Plz explain

    I'm a cook again. At a place that actually cooks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Dakota rube

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    Oh fuck. I read "city of Chicago" and thought it was "City of Chicago".

    All I could think about was you in the dark green pants/light green shirt combos, punching a clock somewhere in Daley Plaza.

    So, anyway, congrats young friend.
     
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    I think that there's a fear aspect that has been getting overblown by sensationalist reports in the media - child abduction/molestation, stranger-danger, Amber alerts, etc - and as a result you get a lot of parents who figure that inside/fat/safe beats outside/fit/dead. I tend to disagree with this and push the boy outside, but now you've got to get him involved with other boys in the neighborhood who have their own parents to contend with. For us, the situation's a bit more prickly than most, but I don't see many kids in my neighborhood, either.

    I've thought about this, and I guess my neighbors could be those parents. What's crazy to me is that they have a huge backyard, and we're at the back of the neighborhood. At the very least they could be out back playing. I guess I can't get over the fact that it must suck for those kids to have parents that won't even let them play in the yard (assuming that's the case). I mean, you would think they'd find some balance.

    Just out of curiosity, how common do you find this to be? Now that I've got a little one coming, I wonder about these things.

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    And it gets better--- I am now gainfully employed within the city of Chicago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Outstanding! Congrats!
     
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    And it gets better--- I am now gainfully employed within the city of Chicago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Great! Congrats!
     
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    I'm a cook again. At a place that actually cooks. [​IMG]


    great news, kyle... I hope its not some chain deep dish pizza joint.
     
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    I'm a cook again. At a place that actually cooks. [​IMG]


    Great news!!! Congrats!!
     
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    Quit my shitty job yesterday.[​IMG] I have never seen such look of delight on my manager's face.[​IMG] Now I gotta look for something else.[​IMG]
     
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    Leaving for a 1 week business trip to Hong Kong tomorrow. I'm really looking forward to it (even there is no budget for pleasuring my lust for shoes and clothes), it's my first time. [​IMG]
     
  9. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    So, anyway, congrats young friend.


    Outstanding! Congrats!


    Great! Congrats!

    great news, kyle... I hope its not some chain deep dish pizza joint.

    Great news!!! Congrats!!

    Thanks guys. [​IMG] And it's definitely not at a deep dish place. That is gross.
     
  10. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    I've thought about this, and I guess my neighbors could be those parents. What's crazy to me is that they have a huge backyard, and we're at the back of the neighborhood. At the very least they could be out back playing. I guess I can't get over the fact that it must suck for those kids to have parents that won't even let them play in the yard (assuming that's the case). I mean, you would think they'd find some balance.

    Just out of curiosity, how common do you find this to be? Now that I've got a little one coming, I wonder about these things.



    it's really common. basically, you won't find anybody where I live who just lets their kids run around anymore. nobody wants to be the parent who lets their kids run free, if something should happen and all the other parents were safer. I don't forsee it changing.


    also, kids just don't play games on the street anymore - a kid cna't go out and find a pickup game of baseball or soccer or what ever. doesn't happend.


    so here is what we do - we have 10 playgrounds within walking distance, as well as a beach. we belong to a pool that a lot of our friends belong to. so we set a lot of playdates up, probrably each of the kids has at least 2 a week. my wife puts out on facebook when she is going to the pool, the beach or a specific playground, and her friends show up. we make the kids walk a lot - my 3 year olds can walk 2 miles in one go without any problem. we also get my son to do specific exersizes - I give him 25 cents for every chinup he can do once a week, but he has to do them in one session with a single break in the middle, so that is an incentive for him to practice every day. I have also started jogging with my son, as well as judo, and my wife swims laps with him. we have the 3 year olds in swimming, gymnastics and we are starting them on dance. my son takes a ball sport every season, as well as swimming and judo.

    its hard to find the right balance for your family. good luck.
     
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    Thanks guys. [​IMG] And it's definitely not at a deep dish place. That is gross.

    Good stuff - let me know where - will hit (the place, not the you) next time I'm in town
     
  12. kwilkinson

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    Good stuff - let me know where - will hit (the place, not the you) next time I'm in town

    For sure! Will send pm in a few minutes.
     
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    Always forget about this thread. Started this as another thread but moved here.

    My 6-year-old nephew called me up and said, "Uncle lefty, did you see my commercial?"

    They used his drawings for about half of the characters in this AT&T spot.

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    P.S. Congratulations, Kunk.
     
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    And it gets better--- I am now gainfully employed within the city of Chicago. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Congratulations!!!

    I've thought about this, and I guess my neighbors could be those parents. What's crazy to me is that they have a huge backyard, and we're at the back of the neighborhood. At the very least they could be out back playing. I guess I can't get over the fact that it must suck for those kids to have parents that won't even let them play in the yard (assuming that's the case). I mean, you would think they'd find some balance.

    Just out of curiosity, how common do you find this to be? Now that I've got a little one coming, I wonder about these things.


    In my old neighborhood it was nothing new to see children playing out on the street - we had, at last count, some 20-30 children on our block, lots of them in packs of sorts. Fair number of bikes and what-not. This was 3-5 years back, and when we visit we still see kids out and about, sometimes the parents as well.

    Our current neighborhood has almost no kids running around aimlessly, and part of it is that the average age of the homeowners is significantly higher. Generally more folks have amenities built into their properties (pools, etc), and larger lots.

    Is there a socio-economic indicator at work here? I don't know. Sometimes it seems that way, but I'm reluctant to buy into that idea whole-heartedly.
     
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    secured my chandeliers, put them in storage for the new house, when it's ready. [​IMG]
     

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