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Thread: Ok thats it i am taking a mental health day :) off to LV

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    Ok thats it i am taking a mental health day :) off to LV

    Well i would like to remind all of you who were born in North America to cherish the government, organization and liberty and freedoms you don't even realize you have. I say this in reference to aspects of life few ever get to even have to deal with hence don't even know how what you have to deal with compares.

    Suffice to say after waking this morning and once again dealing with some outstanding money issues related to where i came from, i end up going into depression.

    So in the midst of my other half being half a world away on our collective mission in that same place, I am making my own executive order and declaring this my mental health day and going off to counter balance the (I am at a loss for words even ones that are against our coc) and delight at the good things in life like a trip to a Lee Valley store (where customer service is just so incredible and things well what can i say just work the way they should (my thanks to Lee Valley for sanity restoration)

    We used to have an expression back in the old place which if one got very annoyed (putting it mildly) and frustrated we would say....

    "Its enough to make a monkey bite its mother" Don't ask me why we found this so funny but i guess the humor of it ,kinda lets off a bit of steam when you say it to people who know what it means in that they living with the same absurdity.

    Oy vey I don't normally drink hard liquor before noon (well except on business in Eastern Europe back in 89) and normally i aint even a hard liquor drinker but today could end up being an exception only problem is when to put the botle down if one starts .

    I dodged a bullet today, in the sense that i was almost being forced to have to make a return journey to a place i swore i was never stepping foot in again in my life and i could write a book about why that's the case you would have to have some principles to begin to understand.

    What can i say thank goodness for Canada, freedom and wood, oh and toys for working wood. Cheers

    I have even more empathy now for people that for some reason or another end up having to flee their place of birth. Emigration is one thing, but as an immigrant i just cannot imagine what it must be like to be a refugee and on top of that not speak the local language where ever one ends up.

    So step outside and salute that Maple Leaf or Stars and Stripes folks and pause a moment just to thank your lucky stars and your homeland I cannot put into words what I am trying to say, at least not after what i have been through this morning.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Hope your day improves, Rob. Mental health solutions are rarely found in bottles though. My days are hugely improved over my past and it really has nothing to do with the country of my birth. It is a decision I made when I realized I had a choice of how I felt each day. I feel immensely blessed. I choose to feel that way and what a difference it has made in my life.

    Can't comment of the country of birth these days. Gets too close to violating the CoC's with regard to politics.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

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    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Here's hoping LV has the least for a few hours.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Nothing like a day out! Enjoy Rob!
    Programmer - An organism that turns coffee into software.
    If all your friends are exactly like you, What an un-interesting life it must be.
    "A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of" Ogden Nash

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    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    Rob I just came out of the chiropractors and he straightened my day out. Maybe you needs to see him too.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

  6. #6
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    For the remainder of the day, we shall all call Rob Keeble by his mental health day code name . . . . Ferris Bueller.

    For some reason it won't skip ahead to 1:55?
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    East Freeetown, Massachusetts
    Rob - yeah - it could be worst.

    No matter what we have more blessings to count than many other do.

    I do thank my very lucky stars (and stripes) for the ease of living that I have.

    And yes - even though we are so well endowed with so much luxury - I still - do complain.

    Don't get me wrong - I have a tiny house and a small income compared to many.

    But I am a filthy rich kid compared to many many many more.

    Ohhhh - and I can heartily attest to the fact that there are no good things in any of those (adult) bottles - NONE.

    I do hope you get to feeling better.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    If 'off to LV' is short for LiquerVille, I'm tagging along ..they say alcohol doesn't solve problems, but then neither does milk

    If it helps, my wife says I took a mental day long ago and have yet to return
    The perception of perfection is perfectly clear to everyone else

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    London, Ontario
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    If 'off to LV' is short for LiquerVille, I'm tagging along
    Nothing quite like a visit to Lee Valley Tools, Rob. Hope you find some peace and refreshment, and don't forget to check the discount/markdown table...
    There's usually more than one way to do it... ........

  10. #10
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    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    In your honor Rob I went to Woodcraft yesterday and had a healthy glass of single malt before supper.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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