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  1. "I love hanging out at Navy Pier": Things You Will Never Hear a Chicagoan Say

    For any of you that know Chicago, thought you might find this list amusing.

    51 Things You Will Never Hear a Chicagoan Say:...
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    We've been lucky. Once bouncing landing after...

    We've been lucky. Once bouncing landing after which the pilot joked "There will be no charge for the second landing."

    The worst was probably our first and that was because the passenger behind my...
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    Really? So this four bedroom is gone? If so,...

    Really?
    So this four bedroom is gone?
    If so, that's too bad. It was a nice place, with the only real downside being the lack of views. Of course, given that the beach was about a two minute walk,...
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    That's the one by BDM, right? Sort of set...

    That's the one by BDM, right?
    Sort of set between BDM and the beach?

    Great location. That area of the beach feels off the beaten path, but Nikki Beach is an easy walk.
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    One of the great things about Santa Fe (and about...

    One of the great things about Santa Fe (and about Le Grain de Sel just outside of Saline) is that at lunch hour, you can go in looking like a mess.

    You may want to toss some dry/fresh clothes in...
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    I miss La Sapotillier. Celebrated our 10th...

    I miss La Sapotillier.
    Celebrated our 10th anniversary there.
    A sunset cruise and than La Sapotillier made it into just about a perfect evening.
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    I'm another fan of Andy's the first night. Easy...

    I'm another fan of Andy's the first night. Easy to get to, casual, and the food is outstanding.

    As Tim noted, if this is your first trip, the ride to Santa Fe can be tough the first night.
    My...
  8. Similar rules are found in any legal brief: ...

    Similar rules are found in any legal brief:

    "Clearly" translates to "the following is gibberish."

    "It is well established law" translates to, in a worst case "I'm going to try to sneak this...
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    MikeR is right. He was diagnosed with mental...

    MikeR is right. He was diagnosed with mental illness, for which he is being treated.
    It has made a huge difference.
    From everything I've heard, Marshall has become a model citizen and a great...
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    No, Brandon Marshall was not a gang member. He...

    No, Brandon Marshall was not a gang member.
    He had issues with domestic violence.

    However, since coming to Chicago, he's been a solid citizen.
    I just posted on FB on this a day or so ago that...
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    Absolutely. It is still night and day from...

    Absolutely. It is still night and day from Jamaica or Mexico.
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    Yeah Kent, but St. Barth is inching that way too....

    Yeah Kent, but St. Barth is inching that way too.

    i agree though. That's the primary reason we went to Jamaica once and did not return. It was referred to as "resort jail."
    Same for Mexico.
    ...
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    Really? Other than the food, it is a nice island,...

    Really? Other than the food, it is a nice island, but there are a lot of nice islands.

    Without the food, I likely would choose the Bahamas, since it is much easier to get to, prices are not to bad...
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    Same here. Even though Chicago has some of the...

    Same here.
    Even though Chicago has some of the best restaurants in the world, a major reason I travel to St. Barth is the food.
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    Inspired by this thread, I put in two miles at...

    Inspired by this thread, I put in two miles at about 12 minutes per mile today.
    That's the first time I hit the treadmill since I came down with pneumonia.
  16. Thread: Honesty...

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    I am amused by the underlying assumption. The...

    I am amused by the underlying assumption.
    The man makes the money, and the woman needs to act in a certain way to share it.
    It is still 1938 in some areas.
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    Congratulations, Dennis. I'm in the exact same...

    Congratulations, Dennis.
    I'm in the exact same situation with regards to weight (215-220).
    If you can do it in three months, I've got to try too.
    Thanks for letting me know it can be done.
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    Eagles/DeSean Jackson

    So word is coming out that the Eagles are ready to dump Jackson.

    Not sure how many teams have enough talent to dump a guy who can play like him.

    How many teams can dump a Pro Bowl receiver?
    ...
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    We need to amend the criminal code to make it...

    We need to amend the criminal code to make it legal to just beat the living heck out of any law student who want to practice either "international law" or "environmental law."

    Hey buddy, the odds...
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    Andy, aren't you ethically obligated to warn the...

    Andy, aren't you ethically obligated to warn the kids against going to law school?

    I always want to tell the law clerks at my firm "you know, it is not too late to drop out."
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    I've judged those competitions in the past....

    I've judged those competitions in the past.
    Interesting seeing the kids work.
    With some, you just see the spark and know they will have a career in the courtroom.

    For what it is worth, when I...
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    As I noted, a lot of us have a presence there....

    As I noted, a lot of us have a presence there.
    If you find one of us, usually you can identify the others.

    I think here there is a focus on a shared interest which makes the discussion a bit more...
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    Many of us are already there. I suspect creating...

    Many of us are already there.
    I suspect creating a page would drive traffic away from here, and that's not good.
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    Prices are definitely heating up, which makes...

    Prices are definitely heating up, which makes life better for a lot of my clients.

    People can finally dump condos they don't want or can no longer afford.
    New buyers are coming in who can pay...
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    The warm air followed by heavy snow created some...

    The warm air followed by heavy snow created some real problems.
    The temps this morning were still pretty high, so we had snow and ice crashing down from some buildings.
    And then there was the slush...
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    6000 square feet for $1 million in Chicago?...

    6000 square feet for $1 million in Chicago?
    Maybe someplace where nobody would want to live.

    But in Streeterville or anywhere on the north side? Maybe 2500, max.
    Even now with prices down, a...
  27. My experiences with Wimco have all been very...

    My experiences with Wimco have all been very positive.
    They were great at providing information, and they were very tolerant of the fact that I would ask them to convey offers to the villa owner...
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    We had a one day delay last time (United, I...

    We had a one day delay last time (United, I believe).
    The problem is that any St. Maarten hotel with enough space for 200 guests on short notice must not be a top quality hotel.
    At least you had a...
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    For a good parody, see...

    For a good parody, see http://www.salon.com/2014/03/06/if_you_have_trouble_following_true_detectives_dialogue_youll_love_this_parody/

    Also, I've started watching it from the start again.
    The...
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    Late May. Even if the strength returns by then,...

    Late May.
    Even if the strength returns by then, dropping two months of billables would make it unrealistic.
    We wanted to make sure Rosita had an adequate time to find somebody else for those dates.
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    A few have asked -- Unfortunately, it is...

    A few have asked --

    Unfortunately, it is related to the pneumonia. Strength has not returned to normal and beyond that, the hours at the office are way down. To the extent that I can be in the...
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    Had to Cancel Les Basses

    Unfortunately, we had to cancel Les Basses for this year.
  33. Where are these condo boards that provide...

    Where are these condo boards that provide vegetable salads?
    I'm lucky if most of my clients provide me with water during meetings.

    That being said, to the extent possible I avoid Whole Foods....
  34. Thread: Again?!?!?!?

    by Goooner
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    I'm only down about seven pounds so far. That's...

    I'm only down about seven pounds so far.
    That's one way to lose it I guess.

    Thanks for all the kind words everybody. I really appreciate it.
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    Wait, a bunch of people who do well enough to...

    Wait, a bunch of people who do well enough to make regular trips to St. Bart are giving me heck about a reference to a Mercedes? :)

    On a semi-related note -- I've got to get a chest x-ray this...
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