Morning Free Association, August 19

For this MFA all I wanted to do was embed this tweet and be done.

Yes, the Bruins are doing their Bear Tracks thing, which is basically footage that will be used for “Behind the B”. Yeah, I know that some people don’t care at all what players are like off the ice. But, I do. I like to get to know players. For me, if there is no human connection, why am I watching this sport? I want to know that players have good things going on in their lives, happy homes, and other interests.

David Backes loves animals and he doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk:

He has a animal charity that is kind of hard to explain, however, I will try: Athletes for Animals recruits athletes to use their elevated platform to raise awareness for shelter animals, including adoption and advice for owners, and fund raising for no-kill shelters that demonstrate best practices. Yeah, so adopt, don’t shop being told to you by an athlete. Spay and neuter your pets said by someone other than Bob Barker.

Bob Barker

In my opinion, anyone who raises awareness for homeless animals and works with them is a good egg. David and his wife Kelly also produced a documentary on the lives of some of the pitbulls rescued from Bad Newz Kennels, Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring, called The Champions. It is at times sad, uplifting, and educational about the breed and the rehabilitation of the animals- allowing healing through time, space, love, and patience. If you have Netflix, you can watch it there. (Yes, I did say much of this, much less eloquently, on this week’s Bearly on Topic episode.)

Anyway, David Backes also does other things like curling:

and being friendly to Zebras:

Enjoy your weekend!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Right now entering slack mode. I’ve got the world by the balls on a downhill pull! Just need boats on the car and Jo to get home. Then, we gone!

Satan 81's Sister
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carvinbass18
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Word from Vesey camp: decision could be Sat, but not ruling out today.

— Kevin Paul Dupont (@GlobeKPD) August 19, 2016

No no no nonononononononono just be done get it over with

Satan 81's Sister
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I really have not been productive today at all. In total “don’t give a fuck” mode.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I have zero fucks to give today!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Me too. I did give Work Force Development one hell of a supplemental insurance update, but that’s it.

carvinbass18
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Same, I’m about 2 hours behind schedule today which is really bad considering how much people have been screaming for this unit

Satan 81's Sister
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And now I have the office to myself for the rest of the day. Full on slack mode active!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Switching to slack mode!

carvinbass18
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We have an ice cream social today from 2-3. Productions shift ends at 3:30. We’ve got approximately some 300 people that work in the whole building. Are you expecting to get that done in an hour?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I’m thinking the ice cream won’t last much more than a half hour. After the ice cream is gone, everyone will follow.

carvinbass18
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Because it’ll melt of because it will get served that fast lol.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I just had a salesman from our health insurance provider give me a call. He was wondering if we were interested in their services. I replied, “Yes, that’s why we’ve been with your for years. I already have your business.” He was so embarrassed. I found it amusing.

carvinbass18
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Update: I am supporting service on a printer here in production (shouldn’t service support me? never mind) and his cologne is so fucking strong it’s making me sick as fuck and my head now feels like it’s going to explode. This is only from him walking by or talking to me for 2 minutes, if I was around him longer I think i’d pass out or vomit everywhere

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Can’t stand the too much cologne/ perfume thing.

IS YOUR SENSE OF SMELL MISSING ALTOGETHER? WTF?

Satan 81's Sister
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SatanGrandma had a weird thing about smells. She put god-awful perfume in the vents of her car. Oh man was that car headache inducing.

Rallye
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Rallye

In all seriousness, the ability to smell diminishes with age, which is why old ladies absolutely douse themselves in Shalimar.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

When your perfume causes other people to suffer physical pain, you might be using too much.

carvinbass18
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The worst part is that I honestly can’t tell if it’s his cologne or super bad breath. It’s not even a good smell.

Satan 81's Sister
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People who over do it with cologne/perfume are horrible people.

Satan 81's Sister
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good riddance!

Satan 81's Sister
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he will finish his career having played 23 games in the league and racking up 194 penalty minutes. He failed to register a single point.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

John Scottsky

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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burn

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I have a confession to make. My favorite big city to visit is Chicago. I will basically take any chance I get to go there. So over Labor Day weekend, I will fly there and arrive around 7am central and return Monday 9am EST. Why not? Ticket was $141. For the hell of it, I checked the cost if I bought it this morning. $267.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I still need a plan for Labor Day. Left it open in case something wonderful came up………. still waiting.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Hang out with me in Chicago. Monday afternoon I have a show in Winston-Salem which promises to be an entertaining one.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Chicago’s great. Can’t blame you.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!

Nice double header last night, great way to beat the heat.

Quote of the night: Player on the way to box: “You’re calling that? Okay, what’s the difference between a stick lift and a hook? Me: “The bruises on that guy’s wrist.” Player on way to box: ” (groan)”.

I had a kayak rolling session every night this week – yay!

Heading north as soon as Jo gets home! I just want to be back on the river.

Unfortunately, it’s three hours from Charlemont to the party. sad

Coffee, bourbon…. switching to seltzer soon (one more cuppa?)

Mo weekend, please!

carvinbass18
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Hahaha, that’s a good story.

It’s okay, maybe next year smile

carvinbass18
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This morning I opted to have my eggs done over-Vesey

— Don Sweeney (@TheDonSweeney) August 19, 2016

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phonymahoney
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Good morning, pals!

  • Sorry I’ve been MIA-ish lately. I don’t have much to say and have been pretty busy.
  • Got home last night and was tired and grouchy. Roomies forced me to do dinner with them. We went to the Franklin in the South End, and that place is OUT OF THIS WORLD.
  • Heading to the Cape in the AM and I’ve accomplished zero on the packing front.
  • Today is the first time I’ve worn pants to work in weeks, it’s a little weird, and less free. I’m like a caged animal.
  • My work pal brought in breakfast today. Homemade, plus donuts from Kane’s. Top notch!
  • Is it 5:00 yet?
  • UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Ohhhh kanes. I used to live about 10 minutes from there, but I feel I didn’t go there enough.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Don’t you just hate pants?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    Morning all….LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

    On Tap – water….lots of water….and fonions….yyyeaah.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    At little too much birthday celebrating?

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    I mean….not…overly….but ….i had …enough.

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