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Old 11-08-19, 03:11 PM
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Back in 1996 I left my law firm employer to go in-house with a client on a short schedule. On the final day at the firm I didn't have enough capacity to carry all my personal stuff down to the taxi. I went to the office of a close colleague, took a painting down off her wall, hid it in a corner and replaced it with my framed PA Supreme Court admission certificate. I asked another colleague how long he thought it would take her to notice. He said she'd notice right away. It took her months. Even funnier, is that she sent it back to me maybe 3-4 years ago.

This print is one of the few things hanging in my office. It's No 152 of 152 since they were handed out in alphabetical order and I was last on the list.

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Old 11-08-19, 03:16 PM
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In different thread in a different forum a different poster attributed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Guns N' Roses.

Sad.
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Old 11-08-19, 03:21 PM
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I have never put a certificate or a diploma on the wall because BFD, but I do display this one:
Oh, is that what the initial stands for? My old boss in NYC was of the same last name. Nice guy. Interesting that he wasn't really into hi-fi despite owning one of the more prominent high-end shops in the country.
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Old 11-08-19, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
In different thread in a different forum a different poster attributed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Guns N' Roses.

Sad.
Ha. Could have been worse. If you ever want to repeatedly facepalm, search youtube for "do teens/college kids know [insert decade of choice] music?"
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Old 11-08-19, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
In different thread in a different forum a different poster attributed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Guns N' Roses.

Sad.
It's a good cover.
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Old 11-08-19, 03:46 PM
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Oh, is that what the initial stands for? My old boss in NYC was of the same last name. Nice guy. Interesting that he wasn't really into hi-fi despite owning one of the more prominent high-end shops in the country.
He didn’t have two “n”s, I’ll betcha.
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Use Your Illusion I and II had some good stuff.
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Old 11-08-19, 04:00 PM
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And I had a fantastic, unrecorded ride, on the '80 Trek 414

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He didn’t have two “n”s, I’ll betcha.
Ah, you are correct.
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Old 11-08-19, 04:18 PM
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Ah, you are correct.
The few, the proud, the Yekke.
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Fiona Hill. They went to testify to congress.
I worked with Fiona Hill back in the 80s. She was an accountant, so probably not the same Fiona Hill.
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Old 11-08-19, 04:22 PM
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Showing up to court with your backpack is a classic new public defender move. You gotta put your files somewhere.
Those leather satchels are pricy.
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Old 11-08-19, 04:30 PM
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Tomorrow’s ride has start temp around 28F. Not that bad. Some of my friends are already starting to make excuses to skip the ride.
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Addiction is all about class.
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That's a fancy stylus holder.
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Tomorrow’s ride has start temp around 28F. Not that bad. Some of my friends are already starting to make excuses to skip the ride.
We are gravelating on Sunday. Tomorrow is apparently off.
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We are gravelating on Sunday. Tomorrow is apparently off.
Off? It will be sunny and calm. A fine day for a ride.
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In different thread in a different forum a different poster attributed "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" to Guns N' Roses.

Sad.
Damn Millennials.
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That's a fancy stylus holder.
I put it there for scale. It’s off now.
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My undergraduate diploma is in Latin. Also, from a Philly institution.
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The John Lennon bike thread in General is kinda’ fun. I have contributed heavily.
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Off? It will be sunny and calm. A fine day for a ride.
I might go out for something short, but it will also be a good day to start on winterizing the boat and doing the food shopping.
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The John Lennon bike thread in General is kinda’ fun. I have contributed heavily.
Great thread.
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Old 11-08-19, 05:24 PM
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All this talk of snow and awesomeness is not complete without a pics.

Old English Snow Face. Most excellent. Ours did the same thing, along with snowballs hanging off of her fur everywhere.
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Nice wall art. That rescue at sea cert is quite something. Kudos!

This is on my wall. I'm not at work, so you don't get the framed version. A little wrinkled, because it came with my pal from Oz.

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Nice wall art. That rescue at sea cert is quite something. Kudos!

This is on my wall. I'm not at work, so you don't get the framed version. A little wrinkled, because it came with my pal from Oz.

Gotta be a story behind that.
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