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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2005 3:29:58 PM

This is the new home of me, Dirt Girl. Built at the request of a much loved GB icon. Actually, the old place was falling down and it was just cheaper to build a new one.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 4:32:21 AM

GM all.
dg-Hope today is a bit less hectic for you.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:28:51 AM

Good morning DG and Co.

trugas yeah, every day is a blessing. A good friend of mine was diagnosed to die before his 25th birthday. He is 42 like me and proudly living in Orlando with five kids. They are quite a blessed family.

DG they are saying down drafts is what caused all the damage. There was a confirmed tornado in Ritchie County, WV just southeast of us. As far as I know, no fatalities thankfully.

Busier night so I'm making my rounds here a little bit later.

First of all, a big happy 11 birthday to my Stepson, Dylan today. Mrs. K came up with his name from a character on Beverly Hills 90210, one of her favorite shows in the '90s.

Secondly, because of his birthday, I'm taking a couple of nights off to join them on a trip to the zoo in Pittsburgh so this is my last set of rounds until Friday evening. With that in mind, I'm doing a surprise edition of Dino's Jukebox this morning.

This week's edition of Dino's Jukebox features another band from across the pond as the cliche goes. This band comes from Birmingham, England and is headed by Jeff Lynne who has produced all of their material from the time they formed in 1970. He, along with former member Roy Wood, formed the band to accommodate their desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Tonight's song was a B Side to the band's US single "Sweet Talkin' Woman" released in 1978. The backward vocals you hear at the beginning of the song are as follows:

"The Music Is Reversible, but time is not.
Turn back, turn back, turn back."

This is one of my favorite bands from the '70s and was the #40 tune on my Ultimate Top 40 countdown from 2011.

E - Electric Light Orchestra - "Fire On High"
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:10:49 AM

DG....you are 21! You got really drunk and hit your head and have a bad case of amnesia! You thought you were much older!
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 12:26:07 AM

db, Guess I got a little busy yesterday. :)

MadDog, Yes I did forget how old I am and that's the story I'm sticking with. ;)

Dino, Wow, lots of damage. Glad you're ok. It's amazing the amount of damage wind can do. =:o

trugas, I got the same coupon and I won't be able to use it either. I like the idea of cucumber cream cheese sandwiches. ;)
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 11:24:20 AM

I actually looked up how to make cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches. Sounds dumb, looking up a recipe for a sandwich, but I have never been good at presentation, so l saw how to make them more attractive and they were in triangles, like l had planned to do with mine.

The recipe added stuff the cream cheese that l never had done. May do that too.

I just got a free dessert coupon worth $8 (wow) at Red Lobster, BUT it only lasts thru Aug 3rd, and our lunch bunch is going on the 8th. Boo Hoo.

Stopped by the group gathering last night for a very brief visit. Won't go tonight...at least that's my plan. I drove one of the ladies around Petaluma and enjoyed it, and had some laughs. She told me what was said to her recently that was so funny. I do enjoy that type of wit, don't like JOkes. So I had her repeat it at the group last night and left them with a belly laugh.

This was it; She was buying something from a catalogue on the phone. Telling the lady "I buy too much and don't need it, after all you can't take it with you" and the person replied.
You are right, after all l have never seen a hearse pulling a U Haul trailer".

NOOOOHHH Dino. I think it is just the opposite. I never celebrated nor paid much attention to my birthdays UNTIL l got old. Now l celebrate heartily, being proud and boast even for attaining this age. Smile, as if I did it....


[Edited by: trugasCA at 7/29/2014 11:32:42 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 4:24:35 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope Monday didn't do you in. ;-)
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:52:19 PM

Good evening dg and co.

After you have so many birthdays, you just decide to quit keeping track. Right?

Got a link to pass along to you in regards to last night's storm. The report deals with the New Martinsville area that got hit. The Valley Towing that you'll see I pass by going to and from work every day. It got the roof ripped off of it. The news story runs about a minute. The National Weather Service is calling it straight line winds and not a tornado. Other's involved disagree.

New Martinsville Storm Damage
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:32:53 PM

DG....You forgot how old you are?? LOL
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:04:22 AM

dirt girl that is what l planned after speaking to Shirley about my feelings at the group get togethers. Such as so many are not in the core group, that we can't talk about the potlucks or any other plans in front of them. She didn't get it, but she and instead jumped into planning the menu and date for the next potluck and later got together with 2 others to plan the Lunch out where and when etc.
I just may not go everyday to the yakking large and fluid group. I didn't go last night. And they didn't call and invite me either. I stayed in my a/c apt. Earlier we had met in a ladies home where she lets the heat of the day come in. My hands and feet swelled up and l got a headache before leaving them.
It was a productive meeting. Some of the suggestions l made to Shirley that she didn't feel were necessary , such as iced tea, she felt everyone should bring a drink. They the 2 others out voted her on that as they felt it would go great with the menu. I had suggested sandwiches and make it fancy like a TEA. She said no. So then she wanted to assign each person a type of sandwich to bring. Such as one brings tuna and so l chose cucumber and cream cheese and l think l will cut them into triangles. LOL
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 4:17:19 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope you have an easy Monday.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 11:48:13 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

CO2 I was at a store last year around Thanksgiving to pick up a bottle of Cherry Brandy that Mrs. K uses for a cake she makes. It darn near broke my heart when the cashier did not card me for purchasing alcohol. Even though I now have 21 beat twice. I guess when you're overly foreword about showing your ID, they know you're legal.

Back to start the work week. Storms are rumbling through the area. New Martinsville got the worst of the storms getting high wind and hail. Driving through the area on the way into work tonight and half the town is without power. What I'd heard so far is that no one was seriously hurt. One business got the roof ripped off of them and a few trees were uprooted. Tornado watch is still in effect for us until 3 AM.

Saturday went very well for Emily and I. If your friends with me on facebook, you seen the two videos of her hitting the golf ball at the driving range and sinking a three pointer on the basketball court. Where were these when she was actually playing, I have no clue.

Time to get this week started. Weekend officially over for me. C Ya
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:13:14 PM

db, Hope to take it a bit easier today but maybe I can still get stuff accomplishes (sic) maybe I'll even learn how to use the spell check on the computer. ;)

trugas, Sounds like you're a little burnt out on the group. Sometimes it's best to take a break for a while.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:55:18 PM

I have been thinking about it for an hour, and l think my feelings are coz the "group" is not a group anymore, just a large bunch of people. Some that don';t fit our core group at all. That is why l am not enjoying it as much.
Not that l want a group that is not diverse, but at least have a common reason to be together and care about and respect others in the group. It seems to be splitting into adversarial groups.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 7/27/2014 1:59:16 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 1:09:21 PM

I am unhappy with the group right now. There are several new people and one in particular is very irritating with such childish comments. No, l am wrong, there are two very irritating. The other new one starts taking over the conversation before she actually gets close. Then even if someone else does get a word or two in, she is commenting between so that it is hard to concentrate on anything but HER. LOL I was surprised to see the group shut her out kinda and she walked away just as l came back from the mail room. Normally a new arrival is offered a chair or someone jumps up to get another chair. In her case they left her standing til she left. Interesting.
One of the new ladies is recently unemployed and she is always there at the leaders house. She sides with everything she says. She is becoming a leech. I don't know how long that will last.When someone has a need, They gravitate to the leader. When she tires of helping them, they drift away,
I am so glad l need no help, don't need a ride, or extra food. Don't need to borrow from etc. The leader attracts them and now there is one who comes and is very ill (cirrhosis) Is heavily medicated and falls asleep at the drop of a hat. The leader yells at her to "wake up or go home".

This makes for an unpleasant visit. Among other things aimed at me and l am going to cool it a bit with the group.

[Edited by: trugasCA at 7/27/2014 1:12:21 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 8:36:34 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope you are able to rest some today.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:25:04 AM

goldieolds, I guess that makes up for all the years that they raised the lake level so they could float more freight out. :)

CO2, I've seen only one and that was a few years ago. They are huge. :)
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:56:59 AM

We had a Luna moth on our window, tonight. Such amazing creatures.
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 2:30:09 AM

DG, that's right. I forgot about the times now being local. Luckily I posted late, so the time was about right.

One good thing about all the rain this year: Lake Superior (and other Great Lakes) has come up a foot since last year, ending 15-years of low water, which was described as "alarming" and "record-breaking". Had it not come up, they were facing the possibility of having to dredge the harbor, and cargo ships were already having to decrease their loads in order to not scrape bottom. Now they are able to fill again.

Sorry I don't have a link. I read it in a STRIB article (hardcopy) and I don't have a subscription or online access to more than a few articles.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 11:33:43 PM

db, A bit warm but that's ok. Got a lot accomplishes. :)

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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:01:15 AM

GM all.
dg- Hope your Saturday is a fun one.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 1:08:54 AM

Dino, A one armed drummer. When adversity hits, never give up. :)

db, YIPEE, the weekend is finally here. :)

goldieolds, Glad you heard that word wrong. lol I did see your comment. When I posted I don't think that the time converted correctly or else I wasn't able to adjust the time correctly like on the old maps.

trugas, Glad your sister is doing better. I can understand sitting outside when it's relatively nice out even if you have to wear a jacket. Helps with the vitamin D and it's nice to get fresh air and a change of scenery from the four walls. :)

CO2, At least your age helps with keeping up with the kids. :)
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:46:02 AM

MD, it looks like you will be catching up with me, within the next few months, as well.
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:44:23 AM

Dino, I won't complain about that. When you get older it's nice to be the youngest. I don't get that distinction very often, anymore.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 10:16:48 AM

Yes Goldie, l enjoy being around a group of happy, laughing people. We ignore the grumps. My sister called asking how to fix a roast and yet when l called her back she said the Arecept is working to help her memory. Dr that tested her said 80% and that was good. But the arecept causes terrible cramps in her legs and arms and pain so she asked to change.
Anyway she called and we talked about l was out in front, on the grass with the ladies and she said she had nothing like that there. I told her we wouldn't either but one lady calls others to come over to her place. Someone has to be the starter of a group. HINT to her. Just like l started the "Once a month lunch bunch".
But l don't go as often as some, nor stay as late. I can only take so much of a group coz they actually get boring at times (to me) maybe coz they repeat the same topics as each new person walks up. But it is fun while warm. Sometimes in the fall or winter they will sit out there with hoods up and warm jackets and freezing cold winds. I think that is crazy.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 6:57:27 AM

DG, I don't know if you read the other posts in "feedback". Here's part of what I said there:

DG, I tried opening the maps from Hawai'i the other night. I put in a Mpls zipcode and it did open to the Twin Cities. But I suppose if it is just too slow for you with dial-up, then it won't help you.

But that reminds me of something else. Since we have to tell the maps where to open now, I use a Minneapolis zipcode to get close to where I want the map to be. But it doesn't go to a zipcode, it goes to a very large area of the Twin Cities metro area, which is a whole bunch of zipcodes. But I guess that's relatively minor, compared to all the other issues.
...

dirt girl, that's a good idea. I guess I'll have to start a fsl there, too. You've done it and it works? I've have to resort to using my fsl for posting locally, too, and I really don't like posting that way, esp since I often have a list of stations that I saw the prices at different times, so I can't post them all at once.

(And then continued with some more general things.)
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:22:43 AM

GM all.dg- Hope your work Friday goes by swiftly!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 2:12:16 AM

I cant' believe it was so long ago that Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam left here for LA. Which really means I can't believe it has been so long that I moved back here, b/c I know it was after I was back here.

I heard on the radio what sounded like "Snow coming in" WHAT???? Finally I realized that it was the the traffic report and he had said "Slow coming in" LOL!

Tru, it's great that you enjoy the group so much.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:01:00 AM

Good evening DG and Co.

CO2 the young title is your's. You have me beat by about a month.

DG have heard of Jam and Lewis and their work with Janet Jackson. They are quite talented. Minnesota has some legendary talents including my favorite, the late legendary Charles M. Schultz.

Time now for Dino's Jukebox. This week's selection comes in mind with the birthday girl in mind as this is one of Mrs. K's favorite groups. It's been one of mine for a long time as well dating back to the late 1980s.

They got their start practicing in an old warehouse in Sheffield, England releasing their first EP in 1979 selling a modest number of copies. They would refine their sound and go through a few lineup changes through the early '80s releasing three more albums. Tragedy struck the band when their drummer lost his arm in a car accident New Year's Eve 1984. When they thought they'd need to find another drummer, Rick Allen said since he couldn't play with his left arm, but could play with his left foot. If you see them in concert, you'll see a one armed drummer with a specially designed drum kit he plays with his feet. And he plays it well.

When we got into the 1990s, the rock scene was changing direction and the band did the same thing turning to alternative styles of music as opposed to the powerful arena pop rock sound they embraced throughout the 1980s which brings up tonight's jukebox selection. You'll find this song on their 1994 release Retro Active and has a mellow sound to it hopefully will enjoy.

D - Def Leppard - "Two Steps Behind"
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:24:28 PM

CO2, Thanks, I noticed were were very close the other day. :)

MadDog, I'm so old, I can't even spell your name right half the time. lol

goldieolds, I seem to remember word was at the time, Alexander O'Neal lived in South Mpls. If I remember correctly, Morris Day was in the movie Purple Rain. Saw Jam and Lewis perform with the Time on one of the late night talk shows back in the 90's.

db, Anything is better than the white stuff. lol

trugas, Sounds like a fun group of people. Quite the variety and I'm sure you're never lacking for conversation. :)
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:57:14 AM

Morning dirt girl, dino and goldie...I mention you coz all seemed to speak to me about the lunch bunch.
We went yesterday to Applebees because one wanted to try their 2 entree on one plate deal. Funny thing is she was only one who didn't get the day and time and wasn't ready when we called her. Three of us went and one was a new tenant and we got to know her fairly well. She is a worker and has 2 part time jobs and looking for another. She is very interesting and upbeat and l like her much. She fits right in tho l don't know why l say that, as we have a very big variety of ladies and even the 2 fellows are opposites of each other. One is very quiet and physically even opposite of the other who is gay and such a sweet fellow. Helpful to everyone. He is losing so much weight and we worry, but he assures us it is rotten teeth and he is waiting to get them pulled. Then he will be able to eat better again.
The ladies range from employed to me, retired 20 years, and in personalities we have private lives, and liking personal space to the fearless leader who always rounds up several to come to her yard or apt daily. She loves company.
We have one who complements everything and one who argues everything. We have a jolly lady or two and a sourpuss who is chemically depressed. Love them all, but of course l prefer being around some more than others. There is one new one who irritates me no end. Tries my patience. Real take over type. And constant talker. So that is our group and we mostly get along actually fairly well. There are some who leave as soon as another arrives because their dogs don't get along. I on the other hand leave when l become irritable with not being able to get a word in edgewise. LOL.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 4:38:40 AM

GM all.

dg- Just remember it could be a foot of snow on the ground. ;-)
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 2:58:20 AM

Hi all.

DG, I thought that Jimmy Jam and got started with Flyte Time and had something to do with Prince, back in the day. So I had to look it up.

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Flyte Tyme (band)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genres Pop, rock, R&B, Funk
Years active - 1979
Associated acts The Time
Past members Cynthia Johnson
Terry Lewis
Jellybean Johnson
Anton (Tony) Johnson
Jimmy "Jam" Harris
David Eiland

Flyte Tyme was a funk band from Minneapolis which launched the careers of vocalist Cynthia Johnson and Grammy-winning producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
History

Flyte Tyme began as a Minneapolis funk unit, taking its name from a 1972 Donald Byrd song. The group was known as "Wars of Armageddon" before becoming Flyte Tyme.

The group featured Cynthia Johnson on lead vocals, Garry "Jellybean" Johnson on drums, Tony Johnson on lead guitar, keyboardists Jimmy "Jam" Harris and Monte Moir, and Terry Lewis on bass. It also had a horn section, with David Eiland on saxophone. When Cynthia Johnson left the band, Alexander O'Neal was her replacement. Cynthia would later gain fame as the voice of Lipps Inc's worldwide #1 hit, "Funkytown."

When Prince in 1981 created The Time, a side project, he built it around Flyte Tyme, and recruited guitarist Jesse Johnson and childhood friend and drummer Morris Day from "Enterprise", another local band.

Jam & Lewis left The Time in 1983 to pursue an independent writing and producing career. They resurrected the Flyte Tyme name for their production company and later, their record label.

In 2013, two unreleased songs were released on the "Purple Snow - Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound" compilation.

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"Purple Snow" eh? I hope it isn't anything like yellow snow. ;)
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 12:29:02 AM

DG.....you can't help you are older than "Dirt"! LOL

CO2...yeah...I love it....you will get used to it pretty quick!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:59:40 PM

I almost forgot;

DG, Congratulations on passing me up.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:49:40 PM

Looks like MD is a year older than I am.

MD, my girlfriend bought the Galaxy Ace, yesterday, because she is switching from Sprint to Straight Talk. I was setting it up for her and I am really impressed with the new features KitKat has. Some of the changes were almost overwhelming, because I was trying to find things and they were in different locations. I will definitely be buying that phone, myself, when the time comes (unless there is a better option). Samsung has me sold!

DG, I have been using Ivarest to take care of the itch. It has an analgesic and antihistamine, so it stops the reaction and helps with the itch.

[Edited by: theco2 at 7/23/2014 11:51:55 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:29:24 PM

MadSog, It's official, you and CO2 are the young ones here. :)

Dino, That takes a lot of work to keep up with YouTube like that. It's good he's protecting his work though. A few years ago, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis moved out to the west coast from here. They were responsible for producing a lot of artists including Janet Jackson. This may be "fly over country" to the rest of the U.S. but the creative people here are very busy.

Have to agree, sometimes you just have to take the day trip or extended weekend. :)

db, A beautiful day here light breeze and lower humidity. Don't generally mind the weather but would like it to come on gradually when it gets warmer so we can get used to it. lol

trugas, So where are you girls going to next for lunch? :)

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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 11:15:36 PM

Good evening DG and Co.

trugas sounds like that may be a start.

Great evening and a great trip to Parkersburg tonight. Enjoyed a double header with Emily's summer league basketball. The first game got ugly in a hurry with the Bobcats losing 48-13. In all fairness, the other team had a girl that couldn't miss. So, they regrouped and went out to play a second game again Vandevender who, as you may remember, they won against to end the regular season last winter. They played pretty evenly in the first half with the score tied 7-7. The second period the coach made some adjustments in his lineup and they came out victorious winning 17-11. Emily had 2 points, 7 rebounds, and a wide smile on her face after this one. That game wraps up their summer league play. She'll attend a two week camp at one of the local colleges in August and will be back for the Fall league at the Elite center in September. One thing is for sure, the season never ends.

Rain is moving out. We'll see temps in the 70s tomorrow. Great day for a birthday. Who's? Mrs. K's, of course. See you tomorrow night.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 10:49:30 AM

Morning dirt girl.
Guess the cash is best. Stop being a Mother and trying to control where his money goes. LOL
Dino, the trips sound great with friends. Wish l could pry some of these old ladies loose once in a while to go somewhere with me. I did finally get a few to go out to lunch with me, but only ones who eat out frequently anyway.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:33:20 AM

GM all.dg- As long as you aren't blown away a good wind helps. :-)
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:35:10 AM

Good evening DG and Company

DG I didn't know Prince wrote that one. Wow. I know he was huge in the '80s and even the '90s. I know he's done songs for Chaka Khan and Sinead O' Connor, but the Manic Monday is a new one on me. Cool. In my youtube countdowns and jukebox tunes here, you'll not get to hear anything from Prince. He does not allow his music to be broadcast on Youtube. If anyone posts a video, it gets pulled pretty quickly.


Was listening into my favorite talk show on WWVA this morning. The host has just returned from a weekend in Boston and had a great time. He brought up something interesting about the trip. He debated about it and decided to go and enjoy himself with a few good friends. He's in his early 40s like me and made the point of saying "Just do it." You may not get another chance to do something like this, and if you give every excuse in the world, you'll never do it.

I had a similar opportunity approach me in 2008. A lot of you here remember what a turbulent summer that was for me. One of my close friends has a Sister who lives in Marysville, Michigan just outside of Port Huron. He and his Cousin was going up for 4th of July weekend to visit and they invited me. I debated on it and decided, "Heck with it, I was going." I took a day off of work and we proceeded to head to Michigan on the 4th which fell on a Friday that year. We got up there and it was not only my first time in Michigan, but my first time in Canada as we crossed over and went to one of the Provincial parks. It was a very relaxing weekend for me and I enjoyed the company of two of my best friends. Looking back, I don't regret the trip at all. As a matter of fact, my Mom called me that afternoon to invite me out there for dinner. I returned her call to let her know I was just outside of Columbus and we were heading north. Just one of those "Bucket list" types of things. A spontaneous trip with two of my best friends. I got home Sunday night and to bed around 1:30 and back up at 5 AM to go to work the next day. I was tired, but it was worth it.

Hard to believe that was six years ago.
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:27:11 AM

DG...yup....my dad used to watch it....as for retirement....I'm so young, I don't think about it! LOL

CO2....nice....I like KitKat....great OS! I think you should get it!
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Goldieolds, I think Tom Selleck now qualifies as a leading man. Years ago I think he was just a movie star. :)

db, The difference between night and day today. At least we had a strong wind today. :)

trugas, It's probably better that he has a chance to spend it where he wants it. Glad you are enjoying your membership. :)

CO2, Would Aveeno help any for the scratching?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 6:11:11 PM

I decided I missed the poison ivy, so much, I would get into it again. This time it's just behind my knee and a couple spots on my left arm. Fortunately, it doesn't affect me real bad, but it sure does itch.

MD, I have been considering getting the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, for my next phone. It's really similar to the S series phones, but only $150, through Straight Talk and it's CDMA.

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 9:50:47 AM

Morning:
Sorry Goldie l couldn't find any dresses on Costco online. They don't really have much clothing no more than or even as much as Target and l hear CVS has dresses now. My neighbor had to buy several to use with her hear monitor. She got them at CVS and they were cute. So much so that l asked where she got them and that's why l know. Sleeveless tho. I see all kinds of hawaiian prints and love them, but most are sleeveless or have a waistline. Can't wear form fitting anymore too uncomfortable. When l wear pants (slacks or jeans, or khakis) i pull them off as soon as l get home and toss on a muumuu. Most dresses like l wear are not in dresses, but in lounge wear or lingerie.

Dirt Girl l gave him cash last year. He would probably prefer that. Just thinking l could channel where he spent. Get him back to lower priced gas but it is 20c a gallon cheaper where he lives anyway.
I just wasted my money on membership card for him and myself for the most part last time. But this time at least l am buying lots of things that l price check elsewhere first.



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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 4:24:09 AM

GM all.

dg- Hope your humidity goes down.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 3:25:45 AM

"You just made all of us feel old here. lol"

I thought it was just me. :) I agree about James Garner. He had charisma, but also seemed to have an air of humility, that we don't always see in successful actors. I think that I read once that he didn't start out to be an actor, go through the drama school route, but was "discovered".

Re: "leading man", what about Tom Selleck? For t.v. anyway. He's currently in "Blue Bloods".

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MadDog, Just think that you're one day closer to retirement. :) Oh my, your dad used to watch the Rockford Files when you were a kid. You just made all of us feel old here. lol

Dino, James Garner was one of my favorite actors. Probably the last era of leading men in Hollywood though I guess you could call Tom Hanks a leading man. Don't know if you are aware but Manic Monday was written by Prince who is still a local favorite and still drawing crowds.

goldieolds, The same reason that I don't have a membership to either Sams or Costco, neither one are convenient. The pumps that I have seen are self service so I guess you just swipe your membership or gift card first. I have seen a picture of James Garner at one local restaurant so he was obviously in town at one time or another.

db, A very steamy day here. I guess summer is here. :)

trugas, I think your son would get a lot of use out of a gift card but then who wouldn't. :)
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2014 12:50:16 AM

Hey DG!

Wow....James Garner....I remember my dad watching him when I was a kid..he loved Rockford Files!
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 11:20:37 PM

Good evening all

Seemed appropriate this evening on the way to work, bouncing from radio station to radio station when I found one playing "Manic Monday" from the Bangles. I hope it's not a sign.

Enjoying some blueberries and getting ready to start another night. One of my favorite parts of summer. The many various berries available.

Another death in the Wood County school system happened over the weekend. This time it was Tom Eschbacher (pronounced "Esh Bocker") the principal at Parkersburg South high school. He would die of brain cancer at age 51.

Heading to Parkersburg on Wednesday. Emily has a double header at the Elite Center. These will be her last two games in the summer league there. Time to get the night jump started. Take care.
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 6:54:03 PM

Tru, the "Aloha" dresses (my word for them) were not muumuus. They were knee (or a little above) length dresses, kind of a skimmer style, one has kind of a ruffle for about the bottom third. But the the fabric was Hawaiian print. I had wished that they had long lengths too, but they didn't, at that time. It was nearly ten years ago. And they were made in China. But what isn't, these days? Maybe some of the expensive ones in the tourist shops were made on the islands, I don't really know.

A funny thing (to me, anyway) was that I ended up buying another, even cheaper ($10 or less) "dress" at a grocery store. It was a lighter weight fabric and kind of uneven (not on purpose) around the hem. It was a hibiscus print in my favorite color, a beautiful shade of purple, so I couldn't resist. I think it was meant to be a beach cover-up, but I wore it as a very casual dress.

Let me know what you find online.
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