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A Montana doubled operator just passed up the opportunity to provide the Kardashians with a $4k private dogsled expedition in exchange for free publicity:

http://m.daytondailynews.com/news/entertainment/montana-adventure-company-owner-calls-kardashian-c/nkJhB/

His remark about karmic justice is wrong on many levels, but otherwise he's spot on.

Seriously?  They wanted him to do it for free? What's  $4K to them...probably less than 1 hour worth of their yearly income?

Oh, yeah, this has been blowing up my news feed since I went to grad school in Montana and still have friends out there. Evidently, in a follow-up story, he says that turning them down has actually gotten him *more* business. He's booking up rather quickly.

Well, he's clearly good at what he does if there are Hollywood types who want to hire him!
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Gardening / Re: The 2015 Gardening Thread
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:32:01 PM »
Julian's profile says she is from Tasmania. Which makes sense, as her garden stage sounds like it's about 6 months out from mine.

Ahhhhhh, tomatoes!
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Family and Children / Re: I'll just use your babysitter
« Last post by VorFemme on Yesterday at 09:31:24 PM »
"Certainly, here's her contact information, she charges this much a week, and you'll need to sign a contract!  She'll be available once I've recovered from (whatever is going on)." Then smile as you hand them the sitter's business card (even if you print it up for the sitter on your computer & printer at home).

Watch them splutter as they try to explain that they really don't want to hire her themselves, they plan to drop little darling off at your house while you're bedridden with the sitter there...because they probably aren't quite so blatantly self-involved that they haven't realized that *that* particular comment would go over like the proverbial lead balloon.  And everyone would realize that they really are that *cheap* and that *selfish* if they say it out loud in front of witnesses!
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Gardening / Re: The 2015 Gardening Thread
« Last post by MaryR on Yesterday at 09:27:30 PM »
Mergatroyd I certainly agree that you don't want to attract cougars to scare the dogs away. Next, you would need tigers to scare the cougars off and then you would need elephants to scare the tigers away...although I have read that used elephant food is very good for gardening... Its probably best to not swallow a fly  ;D

I will confess to being a little jealous about the handy way you are able to fertilize your back yard. Shoveling used horse food isn't the worse job in the world, but its still not a lot of fun.

White Dragon your story made me laugh and then agree that sometimes husbands don't notice anything until you move the furniture and they trip over it. Had you been me, my evil side would have come out and I'd have looked up from my needlework and said something like "Honey, I started that plant months ago. Are you just now noticing the new pot?"

Julian may I ask where you live? My cherry tomatoes are just now pinking up. The lettuce is doing well, but the rose bush is just starting to bud. Are you on the other side of the world from me, because I thought I was the one who lived in the land of heat and long days.

It was really cold here today, I don't think it got over 50F. I didn't work in my garden, but I did put my jacket on and scamper out to gather some catnip. Now my floors are messy, and the cats are all stoned. When my husband came home, he looked around and said "why do we have kitty litter all over the place?" (private joke, stoned cats are called kitty litter)
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A Montana doubled operator just passed up the opportunity to provide the Kardashians with a $4k private dogsled expedition in exchange for free publicity:

http://m.daytondailynews.com/news/entertainment/montana-adventure-company-owner-calls-kardashian-c/nkJhB/

His remark about karmic justice is wrong on many levels, but otherwise he's spot on.

Seriously?  They wanted him to do it for free? What's  $4K to them...probably less than 1 hour worth of their yearly income?

Oh, yeah, this has been blowing up my news feed since I went to grad school in Montana and still have friends out there. Evidently, in a follow-up story, he says that turning them down has actually gotten him *more* business. He's booking up rather quickly.
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Par-Tay! / Re: Please help me with wording for shower invitation
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:23:03 PM »
Build a life together shower
in honor of
Connie and bob's marriage
join us
date
time
location
please rsvp to
email
phone

Oh, I like that!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Kids in master bedroom? DECISION page 4
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:21:39 PM »
Sorry you're having pain.  :(
Glad you've got a plan you're happy with.  :D
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All In A Day's Work / Re: She Finishes My Sentences
« Last post by EllenS on Yesterday at 09:20:01 PM »
Sounds like she's watched Frozen one too many times

There's that. Does she have a large number of siblings? If there is any chance that she might try to marry and then assassinate you to inherit your job, perhaps you should go direct to HR.
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Raising a child and raising a barn are not the same thing.

Where's the "like" button when you need it?!
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: How has the world changed in your lifetime?
« Last post by Elfmama on Yesterday at 09:07:46 PM »
If your car had seatbelts, you sat on 'em.
In the station wagon that I learned to drive in, you couldn't even sit on the seats without putting a towel down first. 

Some genius designer decided that the seats would look cooler if they had buttons on them.  Metal rimmed buttons. Yeah, sit on those while wearing shorts -- in August, in Texas -- and you risked branding the back of your legs. 
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