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    Just a message of thanks to the brave souls of the CPF for putting up with my periodic posts that strive for humor.

    I do that for a variety of reasons.

    In particular:

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>As you get older (like I am), you always vividly remember that that life is too short to take any part of it too seriously.
    <LI>I`m an attorney with a full time practice specializing in real estate, business and municipal law. But I am also a judicial court commissioner, and on a regular basis set bail for persons charged with crimes in our communities.
    <LI>The CPF`ers who are law enforcement officers will understand what I`m talking about, but that part of my job I try to do with a sense of dedication without any equal.
    <LI>Today I set rather high bail for a person who randomly picked out a house to burglarize, and that person then proceeded to murder the elderly husband and wife who lived in the home and then took some of their belongings.<LI>And this is only one of many cases, and by no means the worst.[/list]

    Without belaboring the point...

    <UL TYPE=SQUARE><LI>Enjoy your life...and don`t take it too seriously. Life is too short to ever do otherwise.<LI>Thank you for putting up with what may sometimes seem like excessive attempts at humorous posts. It`s just an effort to save my sanity.[/list]

    Thank you...all of you.

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    C.D.
    I believe I too have mentioned in the past how much I enjoy the humor & comroderey on this board. TX

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    TX...

    That`s certainly what makes this board the best.

    Take care.

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    Carpe Diem,

    I hear you loud and clear. I too am a full time attorney practicing insurance defense.

    During the day there are moments when lightheartedness can be disarming and helpful and during the rest of the day anything less than serious is inadequate.

    After hours it's time to relax and shed some of the days headaches and hassles and I appreciate your humorous posts and the opportunity given by this BB to post as we do.

    Humor allows me to keep things in perspective. As a fellow bar member, I'm sure you've heard countless stories of a seemingly large number of attorneys who hate their jobs and would like to do anything else. I'm just the exact opposite. I truly enjoy what I do and I like my work so much that I'd do it for free. Fortunately for my wife, I get paid but I'm sure you understand my point.

    Humor helps far more than most people realize and I've found that if you don't have some hint of a sense of humor, you'll burn out quickly. To paraphrase from the movie Bladerunner, "The light that burns twice as bright only burns half as long." Oh, that sounds like my M3 and its HOLA! [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jeff:
    I truly enjoy what I do and I like my work so much that I'd do it for free.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Hi Jeff...

    I agree.

    It certainly beats working for a living.

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    I had thought about being an attorney but I hate lawyers so I ended up being a law professor. Now isn't that a joke!

    I am glad that I don't have a real job. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Good for you, MY!

    And as they say...
    If you can`t do...then teach.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Carpe Diem:
    Just a message of thanks to the brave souls of the CPF for putting up with my periodic posts that strive for humor.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Putting up with them? I come here mostly just to see what else you have to say! The intellect level and humor on this board are really unmatched. Thanks for being a big part of that, Mr. Carp.

    I'm always proud to be your bull/man/Arc/God play thing.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Carpe Diem:
    Just a message of thanks to the brave souls of the CPF for putting up with my periodic posts that strive for humor.
    I do that for a variety of reasons.
    In particular:
    [list]<LI>As you get older (like I am), you always vividly remember that that life is too short to take any part of it too seriously.
    Today I set rather high bail for a person who randomly picked out a house to burglarize, and that person then proceeded to murder the elderly husband and wife who lived in the home and then took some of their belongings.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    ...Ok...so...ummm....did this guy, by any chance use a... flashlight?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by darell:
    Putting up with them? I come here mostly just to see what else you have to say! The intellect level and humor on this board are really unmatched. Thanks for being a big part of that, Mr. Carp.

    I'm always proud to be your bull/man/Arc/God play thing.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Thanks, Darell!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Ted the Led:
    Originally posted by Carpe Diem:
    [qb]Just a message of thanks to the brave souls of the CPF for putting up with my periodic posts that strive for humor.
    I do that for a variety of reasons.
    In particular:
    [list]<LI>As you get older (like I am), you always vividly remember that that life is too short to take any part of it too seriously.
    Today I set rather high bail for a person who randomly picked out a house to burglarize, and that person then proceeded to murder the elderly husband and wife who lived in the home and then took some of their belongings.
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]

    ...Ok...so...ummm....did this guy, by any chance use a... flashlight?

    :[/QB]
    Hi Ted...

    I can`t really make much of a further comment on the case, but no flashlight was mentioned in the criminal complaint.

    Take care.

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    Humor is always the best medicine. It is also one of the reasons I visit CPF - great info on flashlights + some good, harmless fun.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JackStraw:
    Humor is always the best medicine. It is also one of the reasons I visit CPF - great info on flashlights + some good, harmless fun.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    ... and let's not forget the generosity of the members here! I can't believe how many "samples" offers I've been sent by the generous folks here (and you know who I'm talking about!)

    I think it is time for a big group hug.

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    Closest I could get to a group hug. TX

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    *Now* we've got the warm fuzzies going!

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    Group hugs are great!

    And, coming from Wisconsin, I used to think that a firm handshake was as good as it could really get.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
    a firm handshake was as good as it could really get
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    Sometimes, without the right kind of protection, that's really as far as you'd want to go with some of the folks I see hanging around here.

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    Ever consider what a party of us would look like? For example, imagine visting the restroom. You'd walk in and it would be pitch black, except for the glow of UV lights. Then you'd hear things like, "Ew gross, hey check this out, what the heck is that, and of course - hey you've got a spot on your pants", plus all the laughter. Of course then there's the dining experience, cocktails by Arc light, long distance laser tag, and Scorpion fencing. Aw heck, I could go on & on....

    Hey Carpe, chk your PM for an interesting msg of debauchery and perverse use of lights, I'm interested in your opinion.

    (No,no that won't get anyone's attn.....)

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    Can you imagine a CPF gathering or convention?

    Apart from all the "mine's brighter than yours" jokes that would abound, imagine if someone walks into the no-doubt darkened room and says "Hey, can someone give some light over here?" [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JackStraw:
    Ever consider what a party of us would look like? For example, imagine visting the restroom. You'd walk in and it would be pitch black, except for the glow of UV lights. Then you'd hear things like, "Ew gross, hey check this out, what the heck is that, and of course - hey you've got a spot on your pants", plus all the laughter. Of course then there's the dining experience, cocktails by Arc light, long distance laser tag, and Scorpion fencing. Aw heck, I could go on & on....

    Hey Carpe, chk your PM for an interesting msg of debauchery and perverse use of lights, I'm interested in your opinion.

    (No,no that won't get anyone's attn.....)
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    HEY...HEY!

    Remember...I`m from Wisconsin!

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    Edited PS: Try Darell, though. He lives in California, you know.
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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Carpe Diem:

    Edited PS: Try Darell, though. He lives in California, you know.
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    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Not only do I live in CA, but I'm usually the local source of debauchery and perversity.

    Speaking of debauchery - yes, I CAN imagine a CPF gathering.

    Hey, remember guys - it's gonna be tough keeping up with threads for the next week or so. I'd hate for anybody to think I was ignoring them!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by darell:
    Not only do I live in CA, but I'm usually the local source of debauchery and perversity.

    Hey, remember guys - it's gonna be tough keeping up with threads for the next week or so. I'd hate for anybody to think I was ignoring them!
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Darell...

    Have you ever heard of the exciting "Lap Top" experience?

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    For all those going to the SHOT Show next year, I would like to invite you to my home for a beverage. Then I can prove to my wife there are others just as obsessed as I.

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    Speaking of next years Shot Show. Walt does this mean it is in FL somewhere Orlando maybe, the new big convention center? Does anyone know the web address of the Shot Show?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 5BY5:
    WaltH if you need to compare yourself next to us to prove to your wife you are "normal". I think you might be in trouble. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    5BY5...

    I respectfully disagree.

    No matter how off-center WaltH may be, the rest of us could probably make him look pretty much like a normal type of person.

    Everything is relative, you know.

    And WaltH...be forewarned. This group won`t leave after just one "beverage". We`ll be staying for at least several days...it`s not often we get invited to someone`s house, after all.

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    I've got the Vista Cruiser gassed up and a fresh bag of fried pork rinds that's been sittin' on the dash for a month.

    Got a Costco sized pallet of Red Vines in the trunk too. We're going to Walt's!! I've got dibs on the couch!!

    You know, if you take off the bezel assembly from a MiniMag and put a Red Vine over the lamp, it's an edible and yet flexible light. Oh yeah, we're gonna have fun at Walt's house. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Jeff What is a Red Vine?

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    Red Vines are only the greatest brain food ever invented. The food that inspired love songs, great works of art and maybe Doogie Howser. A food product that is as great as a Tang sandwich on white with mayo.

    It's red rope licorice! [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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    Jeff For some reason I get the impression that you REALLY know how to party.

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    WaltH if you need to compare yourself next to us to prove to your wife you are "normal". I think you might be in trouble. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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