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Old Jul 19, 19, 9:46 am
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Pro Parenting Tips From WTME - 6th (??) Installmentt

When you're on holiday and at a restaurant to celebrate the 13th birthday of your suddenly totally crazy daughter, do not insist on loudly singing happy birthday to her and making a bit of a scene.

Her dumping her entire glass of water on me, though extreme, might have been amusing in a way had it not resulted in her nearly ruining her 8 minute old phone.

I swear I'm not a bad dad but these kids sure like making me doubt myself!
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Old Jul 19, 19, 5:03 pm
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So I took my son and his best friend for a day trip in to the big city today (Halifax). Is it wrong that I really enjoyed taking my dentist's kid to a candy store?
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Old Jul 19, 19, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
I swear I'm not a bad dad but these kids sure like making me doubt myself!
That's what teenage kids are for. Kids spend 10-12 years thinking that you know everything, then another 8-10 years sure that you know nothing.
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Old Jul 19, 19, 7:14 pm
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So I took my son and his best friend for a day trip in to the big city today (Halifax). Is it wrong that I really enjoyed taking my dentist's kid to a candy store?
Shoemakers children.
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Old Jul 21, 19, 3:02 pm
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That feeling when you injure your foot 3 weeks into your 6-week trip which involves a lot of activity...
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Old Jul 22, 19, 12:11 am
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I like old television shows on occasion.

On a 'Corner Gas' kick lately. I hadn't ever watched it before a couple of weeks ago. Enjoying it.

There is a name in the end credits that catches my eye each time. Free drink at next DO to person who can guess the name I mean.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 12:36 am
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There is a name in the end credits that catches my eye each time. Free drink at next DO to person who can guess the name I mean.
I scanned through the full cast and crew on imdb, and the only name that jumped out at me was "Series Thanks: Scott Kennedy" Moo.

You'll have to come to the midi-DO mini-DO tonight if I'm right and you want to buy me a drink. I'm not sure if I'll make it to another DO for a long time. It'll be cheap though since it is soft drinks only for me. I can't touch the hard stuff.
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Old Jul 22, 19, 12:45 am
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I feel like someone should buy me a drink if they think I had any hand in a show that provided entertainment value

p.s. It wasn't me.
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Old Jul 24, 19, 5:06 am
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Jays Sanchez finally had a good game but gets a no decision in the come back win over Tribe. One run on five hits with zero walks and six strikeouts across five innings is far better than his recent form.
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Old Jul 25, 19, 3:29 pm
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I was going to day-trip to the mountains with some other exchange students, but the one who was going to drive ditched, so now I'm doing the 6h round trip on my own... Well, I hope doing the Calgary to Banff to Jasper to Edmonton drive prepared me for this

but I have no clue how to parallel park, so in the end we might just drive there and turn around if we can't find perpendicular parking
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Old Jul 26, 19, 2:30 am
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I just searched for a one-way from Vancouver to Bathurst, NB on Concur and got two options: YVR-YYZ-YYT-YUL-ZBF and YVR-YZF-YYC-YUL-ZBF. Too bad I don't need an MR...
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Old Jul 27, 19, 5:38 pm
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Great come-back for the Jays today. They were down 9-2 in the middle of the 6th and ended up winning 10-9 in 12 innings. 6 homers in the game.
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Old Jul 29, 19, 6:11 am
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Jays Sanchez has another quality start but bullpen gives up a 7-run lead and Rays edge Jays.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:37 pm
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When I am working at our Montreal office I get a great view of the traffic landing at 24R/24L at YUL. When they are using those (which they are this afternoon) I find it hard to concentrate and just enjoy watching the flights land :-)

Then I get to head over there tonight and fly to Europe. Just debating whether I go over early enough to get food while the chef is working at the YUL INTL or if I get dinner somewhere else first.
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Old Jul 30, 19, 1:43 pm
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We had a lunch buffet (tacos), and I took my used plate back up for more.

As I was squirting on the sour cream, I thought of FT.
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