cartopper

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  1. I made the right call on the gift. Wedding was over the top. The venue was very eloquent, food was great quality and abundant, top shelf bar, 10 piece band with 4 or 5 different singers . . . and walked out with a couple potential prospects who approached me. I’m terrible with networking at social events, don’t want to be that guy.
  2. The mom is a looker . . .
  3. Yeah, I asked. Technically daughter is not a client. Still have to report in gift log with explanation.
  4. Not sure, but will ask how he identifies before and after vows.
  5. plead 5th
  6. Posted this in the main by accident and don't know how to move it . . . posting again. So far, couple responses in main said $500 is good enough. How much is appropriate . . . good friends and clients (I'm a financial planner/advisor). Actually one of my best clients and have know them for many years. Going to their daughters wedding this evening . . . how much do I write the check for? I was thinking $1000 . . . what say youz guyz?
  7. Thanks guys . . . because of the relationship wasn't sure what to do. Maybe split the difference and go with $750.
  8. wrong forum . . . meant for the tavern. Can a mod move it for me?
  9. How much is appropriate . . . good friends and clients (I'm a financial planner/advisor). Actually one of my best clients and have know them for many years. Going to their daughters wedding this evening . . . how much do I write the check for? I was thinking $1000 . . . what say youz guyz?
  10. Haven't had a hangover in too long . . . but last time was from sangria . . . came back after coaching all day and rehydrated with sangria, left the party, passed out in my backyard, woke up puked all over and felt like crap for a couple years.
  11. Neither does the dog LOL But HBD nonetheless to a very sharp looking dog.
  12. Will PM you as to not take this too far off topic.
  13. When I was on a BOE we implemented a strict policy. Once we created a "dead man zone" at commonly used entrances/exits, if a anyone needed to drop-off or pick-up something they left in on a counter in the dead man zone. Or if they needed access to the school, a chaperone would first enter the dead man zone and with door locked behind them and then allow person inside to escort into the school. Of course parents complained that it took too long . . . of course, before that, they complained it was too easy to enter the school
  14. Depends . . . if you view from strictly a tax standpoint . . . NY, NJ, CT and CA are the worst, according to Forbes, and WY, AK, SD and TX are the best. Just returned from AK, Sitka, my son is stationed there. Absolutely beautiful, pristine rivers and streams. Native steelhead, rainbows, dolly's and cutthroat. 5 species of salmon, halibut, rocks, lingcod, etc. Just a little too cold year round for me . . . I'm probably looking at FL, right in the middle of the bunch from a tax perspective. Picture of him an me last year when I was there . . . fished the entire length of this creek and didn't see another person.
  15. The answer/solution to this is more complex than beach nourishment projects or jetty/groin construction . . . real estate development along the coast has encroached on the natural barriers, flood plains, etc. without any regard for the geological time scale of rising and falling sea levels over millions of years. Unless science and political leaders develop a plan to begin retreat from coastal areas most subjected to floods and storm damage, it will be a continual, short-sighted, mitigation plan to implement very expensive and temporary solutions such as beach nourishment and hard structure. Essentially this is tax payer subsidization for both businesses and personal residences that cannot actually afford the financial risk of living/operation in the face of the ocean or tidal river/estuary. All justified by the unsupported "fact" that tourism dollars justify the expense to protect shore side residences and businesses. Especially NJ, the most fiscally corrupt and inept state in the USA . . . they need all the tax dollars possible. Such a joke and very sad when you think about it. Hence my disdain for this state and looking forward to leaving it in the near future. Will always be back for the stripers, but never return as a resident.