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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 10, 2014, 09:12:37 pm
I'm in a wedding this weekend should be fun. Wish it wasn't so expensive to be in someone's wedding though.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who was Governor when you and your parents were born? on: September 07, 2014, 07:56:08 pm

Me

Jim Blanchard

My mom

G Mennen Williams (D MI)

My dad

John Fine (R PA)

3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum County Map on: September 07, 2014, 07:47:15 pm
Wayne county Michigan.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas Forum House District Map on: September 07, 2014, 01:31:10 pm
MI 11th
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 01, 2014, 08:14:41 pm
So a few coworkers asked me if I had a girlfriend I said no. Then they asked if I have had one at all I lied and said yes I have. So apparently I'm to the point where I'm making up girlfriends.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 28, 2014, 10:12:25 pm
I think I'm going to try and make a new friend or two. It's been a long time since i last made a friend I could use a new friend or two.
How's the pop consumption?

I have cut way down on the pop. Although I have been using the water flavorors stuff you squirt into a bottle of water. The water flavor stuff is 0 calories so I'm removing 600 to 1000 calories of pop a day, I was averaging about 6k calories in pop a week. I had a lot of pop Tuesday because it was free, probably 60oz. Also over the weekend I had pop but I was at a bachelor party so I kind of had to have some drinks with coke. Even eating out I have been ordering water.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 27, 2014, 10:33:28 pm
I think I'm going to try and make a new friend or two. It's been a long time since i last made a friend I could use a new friend or two.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 27, 2014, 09:53:20 pm
So every Monday I have been attending this bike ride event in Detroit called the Slow Roll. We ride for 10 miles around the city. It has got huge there were over 4000 people there on Monday. It is a slow ride basically a cruise. When I started going last year in July there were about 3-400 people attending and it got up to about 1500 by season end. It has to be one of the biggest weekly bike rides out there and it's awesome it happens in Detroit. This coming Monday is Labor Day so I think it will reach 5k which will be crazy I will have to leave early to find a parking spot.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 24, 2014, 08:18:52 pm
Speaking of racism, I need to find some new friends who are not racist. I'm so terrible at making new friends though.
10  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: August 02, 2014, 02:15:59 pm
Just got back from the library and I got a book on former Michigan governor William Milliken, a moderate republican. He was governor from 1969 to 1983. Looks interesting and should give some good insight to Michigan politics of that era. State politics from past eras can be hard to find info on.
11  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Mandatory vacation pay on: July 12, 2014, 03:08:55 pm
Yeah the lack of vacation time is a big issue. 5 weeks total, 25 days total. Two weeks after a year, then a week a year till 5 weeks. Part time workers are more difficult because if you say you have to work so many hours to get vacation employers will cut workers under that. You will hear that 75% of people have vacation pay but it's the people at the bottom who don't have it but need it. Plus most of the 75% probably only get 2 weeks which is not enough. Giving 5 weeks vacation would help towards making up for the way workers have gotten screwed over the last 40 years. I would support tax breaks for small businesses to help with the added cost.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What U.S. City should be the 2024 Olympic nominee? Round 1 (again) on: June 14, 2014, 09:26:50 pm
Detroit.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XV: Stuck Inside of Tulsa with the Oklahoma City Blues Again on: June 12, 2014, 06:20:49 pm
44oz of pop isn't that much.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: May 20, 2014, 08:42:19 pm
I have decided to give up pop except on rare occasions, it has been two days since I had pop. I went on a pop binge over the weekend drinking 250 oz of pop in 30 hours. I felt quite bad and my teeth hurt.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: do you dread going to work? on: April 20, 2014, 02:30:09 pm
 I don't really dread work but don't enjoy it. My new job as a custodian isn't that bad although I only make 9.25 an hour. The work isn't hard and we are left alone and work alone mostly. Our bosses are good as long as you do your work. I have to drive 30-35 minutes to work though. My co workers say I work more than I should but I don't feel like I work that hard. Staying somewhat busy makes the day go by faster.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 30, 2014, 09:35:37 pm
This weekend I drank a lot of pop. I had got down to 24 oz a day during the week and even had no pop on Tuesday. I had 5 pops 60oz on Friday and 130 oz on Saturday at my friends kid's first birthday party. I was there for 11 hours even though the party was only from 1pm to 5pm. I had 3 pops 36 oz today. I had 330 oz of pop between last Monday and today. I want to get that under 150 oz this week. At work I was given my own area to clean everyday, but I wasn't really trained on what to do each day exactly. I was given a sheet with a list of stuff to do but it is not possible to do all of it everyday. I'm going to have to ask some questions tomorrow and throughout the week.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many airports have you been to? on: March 24, 2014, 08:35:13 pm
Detroit
New York LaGuardia
Boston
Baltimore Washington
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 20, 2014, 04:12:35 pm
So I started the new job today, I worked 7am to 3:30pm. I spent the morning vacuuming the floors and using a machine to clean and mop the wood floors. I started to work with this other lady and we took out some trash but soon it is close to lunch so we went back to the break room. We take a 30 minute unpaid lunch but we get 2 paid breaks we take them with our lunch to make it an hour. After lunch we had a meeting on using new equipment but the meeting wasn't until 30 minutes after lunch was over but instead of going back to work for 30 minutes we just hung out in the break room. After the meeting I worked with the lady cleaning offices and checking to make sure the bathrooms were ok. At 3pm apparently everyone goes back to the break room and sits around until 3:30. It wasn't too bad of a day and I think I can do this job well. I only had 2 pops today if you count the Mountain Dew kick start drink pop a total of about 40 oz. although there is a pop machine in the break room that sells 20oz pops for only a dollar.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 19, 2014, 03:24:56 pm
Also I was invited to a kids birthday party, my friends kid turns 1 in a week and the party is next Saturday. There will be mostly adults though but the kids 5 cousins will be there most likely. I need to get a gift though.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 19, 2014, 01:29:05 pm
So I went to the orientation and filled out paperwork then watched some videos on safety stuff, I got a quick tour of the janitor employee area. I'm suppose to go in at 7am tomorrow and Friday but 7am probably won't be my regular time. She seemed to want me to work the 4:30am shift but originally she told me 9:30am. I will work either shift though, but prefer the 9:30am shift. She asked me about it and I was unsure because I thought it was settled that I would work the 9:30am shift. I think it will be settled after I'm done training. Should I ask for the 9:30 shift if she was kind of pushing me towards the 4:30am shift? I wonder if you can change shifts if someone quits or something.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I'm addicted to pop on: March 18, 2014, 03:15:18 pm
I go in tomorrow for orientation at 8am. I'm only having a small pop today since I will have to wake up at 6:45 tomorrow morning. Hopefully I will work the rest of the week too.
22  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: How can I get my unincorporated area to become part of a city? on: March 15, 2014, 06:35:25 pm
Interesting, I don't know how things work out there but here in Michigan I believe both areas have to vote on it. But you are talking California and a unincorporated area so it is probably different. Do your neighbors also want to become part of the city of West Covina? Are you part of the unincorporated area of South San Jose Hills? You probably need to get all the residents in your neighborhood together and contact the city of West Covina that you are interested in being annexed. What city services are you looking for?



23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your internet self vs. your real self. on: March 15, 2014, 02:28:46 pm
I want to meet some posters here so I can see how different they are from how I see them. Who want to meet? I will bring the pop.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is the ACA imploding? on: March 15, 2014, 12:49:10 pm
No but it's still not popular and most Republicans oppose it strongly. Unfortunately the right has done a great job attacking it mostly with lies. The ad they have been running here about the lady with cancer who lost her insurance and doctor is a lie. The lady found a cheaper plan on the exchanges and kept her doctor but lots of people will believe the ad.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Link on: March 15, 2014, 12:43:10 pm
I really didn't like him but he shouldn't have been banned.
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