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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Stopped in a local bar last night. Walked in, sat down, looked around and thought to myself "Wow, if I was single my odds would be excellent!" After about 5 minutes I realized that no, actually my odds would be terrible!
    That's a hard thing. Would it make you feel any better to know that my odds would have been even more terrible?
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I was a senior in college when the Challenger fell - so horrific
    I was getting ready to work the 1 pm to 9 pm shift at a local department store. My brother-in-law and I watched the whole thing live on TV... what a shock. By the time I got to the store, everybody knew about the disaster. I worked near the electronics department, and all the sales associates kept sneaking over to watch the TV coverage.

    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    Another holiday for dandy - National Blueberry Pancake Day. YUM
    Why just dandy? I LOVE blueberries, blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, blueberry yogurt, chocolate-covered dried blueberries...

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    It's been exactly 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
    My friend Dave and I were in his car in the parking lot of a Wendy's in Mandeville, Louisiana when the media was covering the launch came over the radio. Listened to the elation and then the horror.

    One of those life moments you never forget.
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    I was in the 6th grade and we were watching the launch on tv live.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    Quote Originally posted by TexanOkie View post
    It's been exactly 25 years since the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy.
    Check out this thread from 5 years ago.

    http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showt...ght=challenger


    Remembering this still sends shivers up my spine...to stand there and watch the vapor trail(s)...it is certainly one of those things you remembering exactly where you were when it happened.
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    What I wrote five years ago:

    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    I was working for a moving company, packing household goods that day. The lady we were moving walked into the living room and non-chalantly announced "the shuttle blew up" and walked away. I stopped what I was doing and walked into the room where the TV was and heard someone say "obviously a major malfunction".

    It seems still, 20 years later, the greatest understatement I've ever heard.
    Still think it the greatest understatement, and agree with NHP later in the thread that the "throttle up" call and reply still send chills.
    On pitching to Stan Musial:
    "Once he timed your fastball, your infielders were in jeopardy."
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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    chocolate-covered dried blueberries...
    CVS sells a chocolate covered fruit and nut mix. It is divine! It includes chocolate covered blueberries. I think I could eat an entire can of that mix. *straps on the feedbag*

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    I was in the 4th grade. I remember watching it in the classroom and not really understanding the gravity of the situation.
    Same here. I just knew that somethine "big" was happening. I don't even recall thinking 'Wow, people just died'.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Where was I, 25 years ago when the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy happened ?
    I was not in school, living & working in Breckenridge, CO.
    That specific moment I am to say I don't remember what I was doing
    Oddball
    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?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    85% dark chocolate is too bitter for me. I'm more of a 65 - 75% dark chocolate girl.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    85% dark chocolate is too bitter for me. I'm more of a 65 - 75% dark chocolate girl.
    Yuuuuummm ... chocolate!
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
    "Budweiser sells a product they reflectively insist on calling beer." John Oliver

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    85% dark chocolate is too bitter for me. I'm more of a 65 - 75% dark chocolate girl.
    I think that should be your dominant paradigm. That is, the way in which you principally view yourself and your role in society/world/universe.

    Advisor: "Mr. President, preliminary polling data concerning the new policies on health care reform suggest the new initiatives enjoy wide support among families earning less than $30,000 a year."
    President: "Before we introduce phase II initiatives, let's see what numbers are on 65 -75% dark chocolate girls...."

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    Speaking of chocolate...

    World’s supply of sustainable cocoa could run out by 2014 - from the UK Daily Mail.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    dark chocolate girl.
    Sounds like a name for a song.

    dark chocolate girl
    dark chocolate girl
    I bring you ice cream and you frown
    caramel makes you down
    only one thing can bring a smile to the face of
    my dark chocolate girl
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Scoot scoot scoot scoot scoot!

    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    Scoot scoot scoot....

    Scoot scoot scoot scoot
    I have named her Pu`eo, which is an endemic Hawaiian white owl.
    Her partner's name is Kaio`e, which is the Hawaiian Lizard God.

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    Slow ride. Take it easy. Slow ride. Sleazy.
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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    Sounds like a name for a song.

    dark chocolate girl
    dark chocolate girl
    I bring you ice cream and you frown
    caramel makes you down
    only one thing can bring a smile to the face of
    my dark chocolate girl
    For some reason, I started to think about Brown Sugar...
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    85% dark chocolate is too bitter for me. I'm more of a 65 - 75% dark chocolate girl.
    I have fallen in love with dark chocolate. 85% and higher cocoa content is really good with red wine. *smacks lips* Mmmmmmm.

    Too bad we don't have either of those in the house right now. Our wine fridge is almost empty!

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    See the 2010 National Recreational Trails Photo Contest Winners here:
    http://www.americantrails.org/photoG...photowins.html

    Take photos on a National Recreational Trail and enter this year's contest.
    Oddball
    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?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Sorry to hear about the illness of your friend's son Veloise. That's so heartbreaking...especially when it happens to a child.

    As for the Challenger, it happened a year before I was born.

    I remember the Columbia diaster though, which happened about 8 years ago, on February 1, 2003. It was the weekend and I didn't do hardly anything at all except watch the news coverage of that event. Even when I had to go somewhere, me and my mom listened to it on the radio in the car, and we never listen to news radio. The Columbia disaster began a series of bad things to happen that month...the E2 nightclub stampede, the President's Day blizzard, and then the Station nightclub fire. The Iraq War followed in the next month. Crazy times.
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
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    Yesterday, I was at a coffeehouse that I regularly frequent. A geeky couple walk through the door; both big and doughy, with the man wearing a fedora and speaking in a deviated septum-inflected voice. They sit down on a couch, begin a conversation about anime, and within five minutes they're both going to town. With loud slurping and moaning noises.
    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

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    I did a photoshoot today in 38 degree heat. The guys were all in suits and ties. I considered myself lucky in shorts and a singlet top!
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Quote Originally posted by natski View post
    I did a photoshoot today in 38 degree heat. The guys were all in suits and ties. I considered myself lucky in shorts and a singlet top!
    What was the Heat Inndex ?
    Oddball
    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?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA View post
    What was the Heat Inndex ?
    It was celsius- so around 100 F
    "Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?" Zoolander

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    Some people on this board are going to make me loose my hair..and cause me to have some excessive drinking
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