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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    What were you doing on 5-31-03? This Bear was taking his first walk in Cyburbialand. So, what has happened since then?
    Probably officiating a soccer game among 10 year olds. And working a whole bunch of overtime. And taking care of my mom. It was a stressful year.

    Since then, tree fell on my house in '04,met Mr Right, got up enough nerve to get on a plane again to visit Mr Right, and hell, y'all know the rest.

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    "Come listen to a story about a man named Jed..."

    RJ woke me up this morning to tell me the newly elected mayor of a nearby town in our county had died yesterday. He was 80. A fellow council-person said he had complained this past Tuesday that he felt like he had an elephant on his chest. He was in office 5 weeks, had campaigned as a Tea-Partier, and was in office a week or so and demanded the little city buy him a truck to drive around (so much for that Tea-Party stuff...). He had money. RJ said there is some "irony" there but he couldn't figure it out. Neither could I.

    Tonight on the local news his family said he didn't have a heart attack, as reported, but died of "black mold" in City Hall, or possibly toxins from inspecting mosquito-infested drainage ditches (it's not mosquito season here, BTW) where insecticides had been sprayed. They are vowing to sue.

    Really? Who invites reporters in the day after your husband/dad dies? Who dies of black mold after a part-time 5-week job?

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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    Call of the year:

    [major snippage]

    . . . this is Davenport WASHINGTON, right?
    This reminds me of a news item that I heard sometime back in the 1980s when a cop in Duluth, MN pulled over an apparently very lost big-rig truck. The driver explained to the cop that he was looking for an address on (xxxx) street. Cop replied that there's no street with that name in Duluth. The truck driver then went back into his rig to recheck things and the cop continued on his way.

    About a half hour or so later, the cop went back down that street and saw that that big-rig truck was still parked there. Cop goes back to the rig's cab to find a very distressed, indeed, driver, who, sheepishly, handed to the cop the manifest for his load - for a destination in Duluth,




    GA.



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    After seeing some good reviews, I just tuned into History Channel's mini about the Hatfields and McCoys.

    RJ says "You dumb bastards, you just can't give it up."

    Me: RJ, it's not about the Civil War.

    RJ: You dumb bastards just can't give it up.



    Somebody's gonna be real real lonely for awhile...

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Hatfield and McCoy....
    Now that is an interesting Trails system - http://www.trailsheaven.com/
    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=Zoning Goddess;632994]After seeing some good reviews, I just tuned into History Channel's mini about the Hatfields and McCoys.QUOTE]

    I tried watching, but turned it off. I am very familiar with the area, somewhat familiar with the fued, and am an avid student of such local histories. Even know some Hatfields. I could not follow the characters nor the plot. With a book, you can go back to recall a character. With video you need a guide book, narrative, or captions.
    I chose to watch Bridge on the River Kwai for the umpteenth time.

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    I am covered in insect bites -- from no-see-ums, I suspect -- and I just want to scratch my skin off. Or bathe in calamine lotion.

    This is only from sitting outside on our porch the other night. Good thing we're in the process of screening it in.

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    I am covered in insect bites -- from no-see-ums, I suspect -- and I just want to scratch my skin off. Or bathe in calamine lotion.

    This is only from sitting outside on our porch the other night. Good thing we're in the process of screening it in.
    Got chigger bites here. Hot weather brings em out down here.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    One trick ponies are annoying.

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    One trick ponies are annoying.
    But what if you really really really really really really really like the trick? I know a couple of those.
    "...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 dandy_warhol View post
    One trick ponies are annoying.
    Thing is, 99% of the time you get the impression they are pretty much unaware of the fact.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by dandy_warhol View post
    One trick ponies are annoying.
    Agreed. Although I'm not a big fan of ponies in general. But those one-trick ones are real bastards.
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Steak....break....take....fake.....rake.....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Steak....break....take....fake.....rake.....
    So basically, you're having leftover steak for lunch and will definitely take your 15 minute break this afternoon. Followed up this evening where you will take your rake, which is not fake, to the backyard for some yard work. Is that what you're telling us?
    "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany"

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Agreed. Although I'm not a big fan of ponies in general. But those one-trick ones are real bastards.
    really? ponies? who doesn't like ponies. honestly. I bet you hate apple pie too.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    So basically, you're having leftover steak for lunch and will definitely take your 15 minute break this afternoon. Followed up this evening where you will take your rake, which is not fake, to the backyard for some yard work. Is that what you're telling us?
    bake....cake...wake.....
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I like ponies. I still have my collection of My Little Ponies. <-- Don't worry, they are boxed up and not currently on display. But I have been thinking of redecorating our living room. Pony pink with turquoise and purple accents might be just the thing to brighten up the house. Hmmm....

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    Wonder where the heavy lifters were last week?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    Wonder where the heavy lifters were last week?
    Out lifting heavy stuff?




    The Heavy Hitters are all you need, call 1-800-LAW-1333

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    bake....cake...wake.....
    And you're going to bake a cake for a wake afterwards.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    Who invites reporters in the day after your husband/dad dies? Who dies of black mold after a part-time 5-week job?
    You can take a man out of a trailer but you can't take the trailer out of the man, or something like that..

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    stuck in the HUD floodplain 8 step program...

    Hi I'm LP and my town picked a project for CDBG funds in the floodplain...

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    Quote Originally posted by Whose Yur Planner View post
    And you're going to bake a cake for a wake afterwards.
    shake....flake....mistake
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    shake....flake....mistake
    You then decided to give it shake to dislodge a flake and realized that was a mistake.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter. Who knew?

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