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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    So in news of the weird, our bird was found and apparently the faith of our children who were praying for his return was stronger than the faith of my wife and me, as we were praying he wouldn't return.

    Other than here we had told only two other couple friends of ours he was missing. This morning we were meeting up with one of them to go for a bike ride and when they rolled up to our house she said, "I think we found your missing bird." We thought they were joking because we had all been joking about it our last ride on Thursday. So skeptically we rode to their house about 3/4 a mile away half expecting to see a stuffed duck.

    But there he was, sitting in the gutter trying to forage for some food.

    I picked him up in one hand and rode him home steering with the other.

    My daughter most concerned, who papered the neighborhood phone poles and walls with flyers hasn't woken yet, she'll be delighted. My 4yo ran outside to see him and said, "I wonder if he found a lady friend and they're gonna get married and have babies?" Lady friend? I wonder where she picked that up.

    So it's a Pioneer Day miracle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    Attachment 1510

    A sample flyer my two daughters crates. We'll forgive them for covering up the number. Maybe he would have been found sooner if that hadn't happened. I'll have to remind them of that.
    I feel bad for your footless bird.

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    Is this guy a tech billionaire or a MLM billionaire?

    https://www.deeperblue.com/homeowner...a-diving-pool/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
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    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    The latest Tapatalk update us surprisingly excellent.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    One of my sons plans to take the GRE. He is looking for the best GRE preparation course. I know we have a number of former grad students here. What do you guys recommend?


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    LA, I took it when I was a senior, so I didn't need a prep course. It was all still fresh. Sorry I can't help there.

    What field is your son in? The math section is not high level stuff, but if he hasn't done much math for a while, he will need to review. I would recommend that he start with a practice test, online or at the library. If the math is tricky, he can start reviewing concepts like algebra and geometry on the Kahn academy. From there, he will just need practice GRE problems to get used to the way things are worded.

    I had the feeling during my application process that the GRE score didn't matter too much as long as it was not a red flag. I believe the grades and recommendations were more important.

    If your son is coming back to school after working, his maturity and experience will be a plus, and I would guess/hope they will be more understanding of GRE scores.
    He is planning on a M.S. in Information Systems. It's called an MSIS: http://msis.business.utah.edu/
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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    He is planning on a M.S. in Information Systems. It's called an MSIS: http://msis.business.utah.edu/
    At minimum he'll be in high demand when he graduates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    One of my sons plans to take the GRE. He is looking for the best GRE preparation course. I know we have a number of former grad students here. What do you guys recommend?


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    I bought a book at the start of the summer and took a practice test every day in one of the sections. I then took the U course for a couple hundred bucks. on Saturdays at the computer lab you could go take practice tests. I Did that 4 times. I got good enough scores to get into my top pick and get a scholarship.

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    Thanks for the advice, guys. Very helpful.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    This reminds me that my own personal trials are pretty small compared to the ones others have to deal with.

    http://www.burbankleader.com/news/tn...,4641457.story


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Amazing offer from my Facebook feed, for anyone interested. Act Now!

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    Just a September morning shot of the Marriott Library Plaza from the northeast.




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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    That's a great shot!

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    Those who have loved ones who don't really appreciate sports will understand this:

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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    We've waited 30 years for this.

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    It's Oct. 21, 2015. Keep an eye out for Marty McFly.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    We watched Back To The Future II with the family tonight. I forgot what a terrible show it was.

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    Our 4th visit to a home game this season. The sight of so many women in one place wearing knee length shorts still freaks me out a bit.
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    Just curious. Where are you seeing this? At the game? Around the University? Or in the suburban parts of Salt Lake? To me, Salt Lake looks a lot different than the city I left 30+ years ago. But when I am there I am usually in the downtown/avenues area, so I'm wondering.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    In suburbia and outlying areas like utah and cache county. Salt lake proper/ park city Is nothing like this. Like u said its done a 180 the last 30 years and has evolved into an interesting and enjoyable city. I visit my MIL in Provo and its just a weird place. Can't help it. Probably my strong bias to b in the Utes crowd.

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    My parent live near parleys. There's 18 homes on our street. Growing up there were 15 LDS and 3 that were not. Now it is just the opposite. 3 LDS and 15 are not. May have something to do with the proximity of St Ambrose? I don't know.

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    I love accents.


    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Speaking of the seattle bubble, I will be there this week. Any food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) recommendations for downtown? Coming from Denver, I would love some fresh seafood.
    Seattle Ute is the king of restaurant recommendations but i will try to add a few recs.

    For seafood it really depends what you want. For quick and passable fast food (fish and chips and chowdah), Ivars is pretty good and cheap ($15-ish if you splurge). Right next to the ferry terminal, up the road a few blocks from CLink and Safeco Field.

    For fast-ish sit-down dining the Fisherman's Restaurant is also decent. A bit more than Ivars.

    I happen to like Chinook's on Lake Union at the Fisherman's Terminal. If you have a car it is easy to get there and parking is ample. I particularly like this place because my step-grandmother's son was a fishing boat captain (think Deadliest Catch) and was based here, and she gets nostalgic for him when we go there.

    But if you want a world-class dining experience with better seafood than you can possibly imagine, you want Aqua. It is the quintessential Seattle seafood experience, located at the end of a pier overlooking the Sound. My wife and i went for our anniversary, spent well over $350, and still felt it was a bargain.
    elgaucho.com/dine/aqua

    Lark is a newer restaurant with a very adventurous menu. It is a fun place. Very interesting seafood, as well as hoity toity Turf (wagyu beef, venison, duck dishes, etc).
    larkseattle.com

    El Gaucho is always amazing. Can't go wrong there. It is perhaps one of the greatest steakhouses in America. I put it on par with Smith and Wollensky in NYC, Morton's in Chicago, and Del Frisco in Boston. It is THAT good.
    elgaucho.com/dine/seattle

    Metropolitan Grill is also very good food. Very good steak and seafood.
    themetropolitangrill.com

    Enjoy! Let us know where you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    So, there was a mountain lion in our backyard yesterday. It's been hanging out in the neighborhood for a week or so. I'm scared to let my kids play outside.
    I was perusing ksl.com the other day and noticed that the house next to mine was in a picture on a story. It was a bit shocking at first. Luckily, it was due to a moose wandering the area. The police set up a perimeter until it went back up into the mountains.

    But yeah, mountain lion, very scary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    So, there was a mountain lion in our backyard yesterday. It's been hanging out in the neighborhood for a week or so. I'm scared to let my kids play outside.
    Please. As the Utes have proven cougars are merely loud house cats.


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    I'm looking for a basement apartment or something similar that would be suitable for a single male tenant. Anywhere in SLC would do, Sugarhouse area would be perfect. PM me if you know of anything.

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Ute View Post
    I'm looking for a basement apartment or something similar that would be suitable for a single male tenant. Anywhere in SLC would do, Sugarhouse area would be perfect. PM me if you know of anything.
    Your wife finally give you the boot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    Your wife finally give you the boot?
    No, I just need a place to keep my stamp collection.

    Actually, it's for one of my sons.


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    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    This guy: Jack Churchill

    Lieutenant-Colonel John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming "Jack" Churchill, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar (16 September 1906 – 8 March 1996) was a British Army officer who fought throughout the Second World War armed with a longbow, bagpipes, and a basket-hilted Scottish broadsword.
    That is bad ass.

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