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    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
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    Captain's Log, star date 2004.06.17

    Well here I am at michaelskis' apartment with Cardinal... wasn't meant to be here but they lost my bag (still haven't got it yet) so ended up here...

    Flights were okay. Temperature here is nice. Have stopped at a a couple of wineries.

    America is weird. People drive on the wrong side of the road

    Cardinal says hi

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    Glad to hear you got to the US ok. Are you feeling better?

    I'm happy that one of your first experiences with the US is in Michigan (I'm a Michigander by birth, but in self-imposed exile in Chicago for the last 2 years)

    have fun in SW Michigan, and make sure they take you for a swim in Lake Michigan - The Great Lakes are beautiful and the greatest and most precious resource in this part of North America. (you listening Milwaukee? )
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Dork Alert

    Correction: Stardate -319460.58

    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    ... Have stopped at a a couple of wineries.
    I thought that said wieners.

    How long you in Kzoo?

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    Wow... so mini laefest is already underway, eh? Or winefest that is. Well hope you have fun in N. America... let us know what you think

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    Glad you made it here safely and in better health. Do all of your Kiwi friends find it weird that you're in Michigan during your first visit to the States instead of San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., or Dollywood

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    They say the sight of the American Whale jumping up the falls of Niagara is teh experience of a lifetime (Benjamin Franklin as US Ambassador to France)

    Welcome to the US of A JNL. Hope your belated trip is still wonderful and memorable.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    America is weird. People drive on the wrong side of the road
    So much for letting you borrow my car, so you can try your hand at the 401 in Toronto.



    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    A side trip

    Maybe you can make a side trip to North Dakota? I hear Fargo is fantastic this time of year....

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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    Well here I am at michaelskis' apartment with Cardinal... wasn't meant to be here but they lost my bag (still haven't got it yet) so ended up here...
    Get out while you still can
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    Well here I am at michaelskis' apartment with Cardinal... wasn't meant to be here but they lost my bag (still haven't got it yet) so ended up here...

    Flights were okay. Temperature here is nice. Have stopped at a a couple of wineries.
    OK, now I a really sorry my typographical error ever coined the term "laefest"

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    Glad to hear you made it in okay! When do you expect to show up at my doorstep?

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    Welcome to the States!

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    Hey JNL - glad you got there eventually. Have a lager or three on me.

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    Quote Originally posted by Rem
    Hey JNL - glad you got there eventually. Have a lager or three on me.
    Not Bud or Miller, though. Stick to our craft beers, of which there are too many to mention.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    Get out while you still can
    Hey, I like it here. I just felt bad because I was crazy busy yesterday when they were here.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    I was crazy busy yesterday when they were here.
    Are they gone now? In and out just like that?

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    I thought Maister was going to post these... but he has his vacation on his mind.


    No, your not lost, you’re here...


    Maister wanted to show them where [evil voice] WAL MART [/evil voice] is going to be.


    Now that the captain knows what this town looks like (see map on wall!) they are ready to find her luggage.
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    Just because you are at work

    what's with the ties? :-P B-)
    I rarely wear one - can't conform to the Man on everything.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Just because you are at work

    what's with the ties? :-P B-)
    I rarely wear one - can't conform to the Man on everything.
    It is required because we need to look "professional"

    Even on days that we can wear jeans (once or twice a year) we still have to wear ties! I don't mind it though....
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Off-topic:
    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    It is required because we need to look "professional"

    Even on days that we can wear jeans (once or twice a year) we still have to wear ties! I don't mind it though....
    Ha, ha, sucker. It's casual Friday and I'm stylie styling it in jeans and a pair of Birkenstocks. Yeah, it's good.


    Did JNL get the grand tour of K-zoo or did she and Cardinal immediatly take off for Toronto after you picked her up from the Airport?
    Last edited by biscuit; 18 Jun 2004 at 1:06 PM. Reason: 'cause I'm retarded

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    Welcome to the US!

    Let me know if you change plans and come to DC.
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis
    It is required because we need to look "professional"

    Even on days that we can wear jeans (once or twice a year) we still have to wear ties! I don't mind it though....
    Really? Are you supposed to wear a tie with jeans? I have no idea???

    Glad you guys had a fun, albeit short, time!!

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    Welcome to our country and that other one, Canadia, or whatever its called. I'm glad you're not sick anymore.

    Typical planners - showing off their maps to the girls.

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    Break out the Photoshop!

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