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Old 05-29-2013, 02:13 PM   #9331
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How horrible. Sorry to hear that, Choco.

Much lower on the scale of upsetting things, I somehow gave myself a corneal abrasion yesterday. I wanted a distraction from my post-surgery soreness, but more pain was NOT what I had in mind.
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Old 05-29-2013, 02:51 PM   #9332
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That is so bizarre. Sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #9333
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Holy shit, Choco. I'm sorry for your friend.



But between her and your neighbor with 1000 plagues, have you considered maybe you're bad luck to be around? [/Oh I kid, I kid, I'm going to hell I know]
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:46 PM   #9334
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Choco, how dreadful!
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #9335
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Glad you said it, fobs, so I didn't have to. Scoot over in that handbasket.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:00 PM   #9336
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Thanks, guys. It has me pretty shaken up. I mean, it's that thing that is cited as being so statistically improbable. "You're more likely to get struck by lightning than to.... !"

She wasn't a very close friend, but I can't imagine the grief her family must be feeling to have their loved one stolen from them in such a freak accident, so suddenly and without warning.

Here's the Daily Mail's write up.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #9337
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But between her and your neighbor with 1000 plagues, have you considered maybe you're bad luck to be around? [/Oh I kid, I kid, I'm going to hell I know]
I'm just hoping I'm not next.
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:22 PM   #9338
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Lots of crappy news here. I hope things start looking up for all concerned.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:09 PM   #9339
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Thanks, guys. It has me pretty shaken up. I mean, it's that thing that is cited as being so statistically improbable. "You're more likely to get struck by lightning than to.... !"

She wasn't a very close friend, but I can't imagine the grief her family must be feeling to have their loved one stolen from them in such a freak accident, so suddenly and without warning.

Here's the Daily Mail's write up.
I did some research on that claim because I had always heard the same thing.

Well, it seems you are VERY likely to be struck by lightning if you are outside, in the open during a lightning storm. Not as much if you are indoors.

There are also a bunch of different types of lightning strikes with varying degrees of fatality and causing your bones to EXPLODE.

So, yeah. Lightning, better not to be struck by it.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:13 AM   #9340
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Grand Canyon sees a lot of lightning deaths. Not only are you outside, but everyone is standing at these overlooks that are basically lightning strike zones because they are jutting out into the air. And many of them are leaning up against the metal railings for a better view.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:44 PM   #9341
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Our local newspaper has a weekly question. This week it was:
What are the top reasons for being stopped by Lake Oswego police ?

The LO Police Dept Spokesman gave 7 reasons... none of which included my
Reason #8:..being Hispanic and white driving a pick-up, or driving a pick-up, or being Hispanic.

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:32 PM   #9342
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A bit frustrated that my wife came out of a meeting with the head of her small company with a decline for any pay raise now or in the future. Her salary as well as the other senior level employees was essentially capped 5 years ago when the owner decided they were all making enough money and would only offer bonuses based on sales income to the company. With a rising cost of living for everyday things we find ourselves earning less than 5 years ago and the paycheck barely covers things some months. She had argued this as well as his plan to sell the company and share in the profits all seems to have gone by the wayside when he and his wife came into some wealth; selling the company is no longer a priority for him. Bonuses are nice but aren't something you can use to plan for retirement or even paying for a new car! It just seems wrong but as my wife is 60+ her options are limited for changing employers. And it is frustrating that even when she excels on projects and makes the company look good that her bonus is based on how sales are going. Oh well, better than being unemployed.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:42 PM   #9343
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Oh well, better than being unemployed.
I hate that this saying is the new reality.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:29 PM   #9344
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I hate that this saying is the new reality.
Indeed. It's only marginally better than "Brother, can you spare a dime?"
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:32 PM   #9345
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Dazza earns a pretty good living, but we're flat out covering the bills lately either. It's very hard with all the brats hanging around too. I guess we all just have to soldier on and cut costs where we can and try and think of little things to do to save (or make) a little extra.

It upsets me too. Sorry you just have to suck it up Chris.
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