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    Senior sales analyst. Large Massachusetts based company. Not enormous but large. Family controlled. I do this from the great state of Maine! Northern half at that!

    wife is a peripheral part of the ownership group of a small/mid size fine wine and beer importer/distributor.

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    Ah northern Maine.  Brook Trout.  Grouse.  I wish I lived there. 

     

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    What you talkin' 'bout, you live in the tundra, you could hunt polar bears if you like?

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    Hahahaha! It feels like it some days. I've seen a confirmed(multiple thermometers) -30 below. Oddly enough it was a day that ended up having to spend a large portion of the day outside. cold!!! When i was younger  i worked for direct tv and dish installing satellites and i remember two occassions vividly. first, i was installing a dish on the side of a house and the wind was blowing 25-30mph....it was -17 on the thermometer. the lady came out and asked me if i wanted to come in and have some coffee. i said sure. i went in and she looked at me funny and kept glamcing at my stomach. i looked down and my shirt had blown up and was stuck with my stomach exposed but it was completely numb from the cold so i didnt even know it. the other time i was on a roof on the ocean and it was -21 with a howling ocean wind. i was up there for 7-8 hours because of the difficult install. that day(night actually, by the time i finished) i made the decision to start making my money with my mouth instead of my hands! brutal!

     
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    Consumer research consultant. I find angles that companies can use to create marketing that will make you really want to buy their products even if you don't really need them.

     
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    Retired AF (24 years)

    Now a slimy Gov't contractor (nothing to do with aca website so don't blame me)

    Also helping run 2 entreprenurial children's businesses

    I'm exhausted

     
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    Computer programmer (primarily now in php and javacript but have lots of programming in C and Java).  I own my own one-man company and it is ALL tele-commute over VPN.

     
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    Active Duty Air Force:  I'm a F-15 Fighter Aircraft mechanic.  But I'm in Italy at an F-16 base so I work as a Unit Deployment Manager. 

     

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    Where are you in Italy?

     

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    Aviano

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    Loved my 2 + years in Italy.  I was in La Maddalena, Sardinia.

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    I don't know Sardinia but I have heard it is very green and beautiful. I have spent time on the northern part of Corsica during the summer and that was incredible. Blue water and chestnut beer, chestnut bread, chestnut pie...I think all military should spend at least 2 years in Italy just for the experience...

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    Most beautiful time of year in northern Sardinia (La Mad is on the Straits of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia) is late April.  Place is largely barren rock from November through early April and then the place explodes with wild flowers.  Amazing burst for 2-3 weeks.  While I was there the place was not the tourist destination that it is today.  Still primitive in many locations, electrical power a bit shakey, bandits still active inland.  

    Sards themselves are incredible people.  Reserved at first until they realize that you're not going to play the ugly American and then they go out of their way to befriend you.  Made friends there we still have to this day.

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    Never been to Sardinia, but I too have been to Corsica... outside Bonifacio to be exact. This was back in 2006. To date, it is still the best vacation my family has had. Hanging out at the Bonifacio harbor was pretty cool. My son, who was 3 at the time, just rode his scooter around town and that alley by ther etaurants next to the harbor. Also, playing at Sperone still is the best golfing experience I have ever had. It did not matter I am not any good in golf. That course is beautiful.

    As if the stay on the island was not good enough, on our way back to Seattle, we got bumped off at De Gaulle, so we got to stay  in Paris on the evening France beat Brazil in the FIFA WC semis. The city went crazy.

     
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    I own an Italian deli, market and bakery in Houston. If ever anyone is down this way check us out.  

    Last year I added a new sub to our menu called, "The Big Vince". 

     
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    Consumer research consultant. I find angles that companies can use to create marketing that will make you really want to buy their products even if you don't really need them.

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    Oh, you're the one who makes my wife overspend EVERY month...

     
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    Own an irrigated farm in Eastern Washingon.  I grow potatoes, wheat, sweet corn, green peas, alfalfa hay, etc.  Been in my family for 60+ years.  Roughly 1800 acres.  Love the lifestyle!

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    Nice. I was thinking about buying a small farm up in east Washington or western Idaho. Would love to,pick your brain on it offline If you have some time?

     
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    I work for a labor union for doctors. I help negotiate the CBA, and also negotiate solitions locally when management breaks the CBA.

     
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    Intervention Specialist

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    Is this the 3 o Clock free crack giveaway? Thanks for the advice, guys. This is why I love this place.

     
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    Oh, you're the one who makes my wife overspend EVERY month...

    Gotta love capitalism.

     
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    Consumer research consultant. I find angles that companies can use to create marketing that will make you really want to buy their products even if you don't really need them.

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    Oh, you're the one who makes my wife overspend EVERY month...

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    You definitely got the idea. Always the starting point for definining who to have in the research - primary grocery shopper for the household (defined mostly as female, you can guess the age range).

     
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    I hate my life

    I'm almost 20 and haven't been able to score a better job than a cook at a local fast food joint. What makes it worse is that I live in a small town so business is pretty limited, and where I work is the only place that'll hire high school graduates. I'd get the hell out of this town if I could actually drive too, but I've failed every damn test I've ever taken. I'm socially awkward, even my only other co-worker hates my guts. I have repressed lust for one of my best friends too; she's athletic, smart and a gorgeous southern bell. I love her. You know what it's like; I've been friend zoned real hard. She's my only real friend, besides this one kid, who I'm pretty sure is only hanging around me because he is mentally challenged. I guess he's the only one that can tolerate me. And what makes this all the worse is that I live in a goddamn pineapple under the sea.

     
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    I own an Italian deli, market and bakery in Houston. If ever anyone is down this way check us out.  

    Last year I added a new sub to our menu called, "The Big Vince". 

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    What's your place called? I'm down in Houston for a conference in a few weeks. Would love to check it out. 

    As for me, I'm a petroleum geologist up here in canada and work in the oilfield!

     
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    Consumer research consultant. I find angles that companies can use to create marketing that will make you really want to buy their products even if you don't really need them.

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    Oh, you're the one who makes my wife overspend EVERY month...

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    You definitely got the idea. Always the starting point for definining who to have in the research - primary grocery shopper for the household (defined mostly as female, you can guess the age range).

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    If she was buying groceries I'd be a happy man... She's just addicted to spending money, doesn't even matter what it is. I can't tell you how many times a month I hear 'and it was only 20 bucks!!'... Because anything under $50 isn't real money...

     
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    Work for private equity company.

     

    So far my favorite response to this question is: Fred Garvin.......Male Prositute

    I haven't heard that in long time.

     
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    I hate my life

    I'm almost 20 and haven't been able to score a better job than a cook at a local fast food joint. What makes it worse is that I live in a small town so business is pretty limited, and where I work is the only place that'll hire high school graduates. I'd get the hell out of this town if I could actually drive too, but I've failed every damn test I've ever taken. I'm socially awkward, even my only other co-worker hates my guts. I have repressed lust for one of my best friends too; she's athletic, smart and a gorgeous southern bell. I love her. You know what it's like; I've been friend zoned real hard. She's my only real friend, besides this one kid, who I'm pretty sure is only hanging around me because he is mentally challenged. I guess he's the only one that can tolerate me. And what makes this all the worse is that I live in a goddamn pineapple under the sea.

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    Hey Sponge BoB,

    It's Patrick. 

    Have you seem my invisible Pet Rock?

    Your Friend (Best Friend),

        Patrick

    PS.  I think Sqiudward stole it. 

     
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    Rocket Scientist.

     
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    Active Duty Air Force:  I'm a F-15 Fighter Aircraft mechanic.  But I'm in Italy at an F-16 base so I work as a Unit Deployment Manager. 

     

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    Where are you in Italy?

     

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    Aviano

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    Loved my 2 + years in Italy.  I was in La Maddalena, Sardinia.

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    I don't know Sardinia but I have heard it is very green and beautiful. I have spent time on the northern part of Corsica during the summer and that was incredible. Blue water and chestnut beer, chestnut bread, chestnut pie...I think all military should spend at least 2 years in Italy just for the experience...

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    Most beautiful time of year in northern Sardinia (La Mad is on the Straits of Bonifacio between Corsica and Sardinia) is late April.  Place is largely barren rock from November through early April and then the place explodes with wild flowers.  Amazing burst for 2-3 weeks.  While I was there the place was not the tourist destination that it is today.  Still primitive in many locations, electrical power a bit shakey, bandits still active inland.  

    Sards themselves are incredible people.  Reserved at first until they realize that you're not going to play the ugly American and then they go out of their way to befriend you.  Made friends there we still have to this day.

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    Never been to Sardinia, but I too have been to Corsica... outside Bonifacio to be exact. This was back in 2006. To date, it is still the best vacation my family has had. Hanging out at the Bonifacio harbor was pretty cool. My son, who was 3 at the time, just rode his scooter around town and that alley by ther etaurants next to the harbor. Also, playing at Sperone still is the best golfing experience I have ever had. It did not matter I am not any good in golf. That course is beautiful.

    As if the stay on the island was not good enough, on our way back to Seattle, we got bumped off at De Gaulle, so we got to stay  in Paris on the evening France beat Brazil in the FIFA WC semis. The city went crazy.

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    I actually lived in Santa Teresa di Gallura on the northern most tip of Sardinia and directly across the straits from Bonifacio.  Family and I took the ferry across to Bonifacio just on a lark one Saturday.  Just walked around town, had some hot chocolate (January as I recall) and some of the locally baked bread and back home to Santa Teresa.  Different living there and in those days.  Wonderful places those two islands.

     
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    Formulations Chemist Industrial Coatings and Adhesives....

    In my spare time I am also trying to find a cure for Homeritis Extreameritis.......



    Hey, what company. I'm actually on a supplier search for new adhesives for our product. Private message me with company info please

     
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    Senior sales analyst. Large Massachusetts based company. Not enormous but large. Family controlled. I do this from the great state of Maine! Northern half at that!

    wife is a peripheral part of the ownership group of a small/mid size fine wine and beer importer/distributor.

     



    Ah northern Maine.  Brook Trout.  Grouse.  I wish I lived there. 

     

     

     



    And this Saturday...deer season!!! Love it!!!

     



    Best time of year!  I'm more a bird hunter than big game, but nothing's better than being in the woods as the sun comes up on a crisp October or November morning with just a dusting of snow. Missed this bird season, because one dog is too old and the other too young and the one I should have been hunting with died too young from cancer.   Oh well, I guess I'll just spend more time with the steelhead run this fall . . . 

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    Says the anti-gun nut. Wink

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    Not when they look like this . . .

     

     

    (My favourite bird gun is one of these in 16 gauge)

     
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    I'm in Vegas (grew up in southeastern Mass), and am a Facility manager for a sports nutrition wholesale distributor.

     

     
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    Senior sales analyst. Large Massachusetts based company. Not enormous but large. Family controlled. I do this from the great state of Maine! Northern half at that!

    wife is a peripheral part of the ownership group of a small/mid size fine wine and beer importer/distributor.

     



    Ah northern Maine.  Brook Trout.  Grouse.  I wish I lived there. 

     

     

     



    And this Saturday...deer season!!! Love it!!!

     

     

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    Best time of year!  I'm more a bird hunter than big game, but nothing's better than being in the woods as the sun comes up on a crisp October or November morning with just a dusting of snow. Missed this bird season, because one dog is too old and the other too young and the one I should have been hunting with died too young from cancer.   Oh well, I guess I'll just spend more time with the steelhead run this fall . . . 

     

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    Says the anti-gun nut. Wink

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    Not when they look like this . . .

     

     

    (My favourite bird gun is one of these in 16 gauge)

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    Very nice!

     
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