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NutPopper

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Message Posted: Jan 31, 2002 9:37:23 PM

Pull up a chair, snap your fingers, "double latte" and lets hear whats on your mind. Gripes, comments, compliments, complaints, ideas? Lets get them out in the open and see if we can relate, have some fun, come to conclusions maybe, who knows.
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:56:35 PM

Good morning MrGG, sout, Handi, and everybuddy else coming in today. Thursday!! I have not driven to the bus stop once in July. First time for that! Tour de Cure All Star party to celebrate the top 10 fundraisers and team was fun last night. I was #6 top fundraiser and my team was also #6 among all teams in the Twin Cities Tour de Cure.

sout, I asked about LASIK, and didn't like the answer. My fault I guess. When I wear my contacts, I need readers. I need glasses/contacts to see far away. So, no glasses, no readers. If I were to get LASIK, I would still need readers. I didn't know that. I was expecting my eyes to be like they were when I was 7. Oh man, so sorry to hear your daughter, SIL, and grandchild will not be visiting.

Mmm Chili dog. Should I skip my left over David Fong's chinese lunch and go to DQ for a chili dog....

MrGG, Ping's was wonderful. Only allowed to visit the buffet twice, since that was all the other coworker went. Didn't wanna look like a pig. It is a buffet, so it isn't the freshest/warmest stuff, but there is variety. Yes, so many options, no need to go back to a place that isn't as good as others.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 12:55:26 PM

Howdy Folks

Slingblade's Special Lunch Buffet, please, Bunny
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 9:35:18 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Chili Dog Day" ... burp

Splinter
You have many joys to go through with your daughters and li'l Splinter before you will appreciate being a grandpa.

CGrover
How was Ping's?
We used to go there but about 3-4 years ago we felt things slipped a bit and with so many competitors we frequent other places now.

Coffee please, Bunny.

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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:45:01 AM

Good Morning

Sad news as our daughter and son-in-law will not be visiting us (with the grandchild) as expected. They cited "all the violence" in this area. Said there is none and then she said "Why do you need 1000 National Guard troops?" Tried to explain it is all political and media hype.

Thanks for the donuts.

Very strong coffee this morning.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 8:26:34 AM

mornin all

another nice day on the way

have a goody

handi
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 31, 2014 1:11:37 AM

Good evening! Bringing in donuts for the early crowd.
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 9:49:00 AM

Good Morning

Thanks Jay.

CG Glad to hear dr appointment went well.

Handi, you have a great day also.

Yes, being a grandparent is great. Spoil them and then give them back to the parents.

Coffee to go.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:44:15 AM

Morning all!
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:18:51 AM

Good morning Handi, and everybuddy else coming in for Hump Day! Eye dr appt went well, no diabetic complications. YAY!

sout, oh, what a bummer.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 8:16:34 AM

mornin all

have a great day

handi
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:59:08 AM

MrG - sounds like you love being a grandpa! I'm happy to wait a few years for that life milestone.
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jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:29:28 AM

Morning all!
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:59:47 AM

Good Morning

CG, while I was getting internet from phone company, there was static on the line. We are suppose to get fiber optic, but that schedule keeps getting pushed back. The poor techs did their best to make the 40 year old cable work, but I got tired of calling them once a month or more.

Splinter, great country there. Look forward to returning to Big Sur.

I take of of those fish tacos also. Have a good day everyone
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:53:49 AM

Good morning MrGG, and everybuddy else coming in today. Good trail work session last night. Busy day today: lunch at Ping's (Szechuan) with work group, coworker's birthday treats, and then an eye dr appt after work.

Handi, already Tuesday!!

sout, good to hear your cable was hooked up. Any info given on what the issue was?

Splinter, sounds great, cept for the long drive, but since it was worth it...

MrGG, I love lasagna, as long as it is spinach free! Happy Birthday to your 1 yr old granddaughter.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:51:26 AM

mornin all

have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:43:11 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"National Lasagna Day" ... it's been too long, time to make some soon.

Splinter
Thanks for bringing back some great memories.

Our granddaughter is one year old today and making us proud as are her parents, what a joy!

I did finally sear some peaches but in a pan as I wasn't grilling and the peaches were ripe.
Added a splash of balsamic vinegar for an added taste.
Worth a try if you like peaches.

A blueberry avocado smoothie please, Bunny.

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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 2:09:00 AM

CG - we were primarily in Lake Tahoe but had side trips to visit one of our daughters working at Stanford University for the summer and a day trip to Big Sur. The drive from Big Sur to Stanford to Lake Tahoe took about 7 hours, but it was worth it!
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BGJam
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:26:30 PM

Good Morning Folks

I like a Fish Taco for lunch, please, Bunny
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soutxed
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 10:03:11 AM

Good Morning,

After a busy Sunday, I have a chance to stop by and see how everyone is doing.

Cable company finally got me hooked up. So far so good.

Splinter, sounds like a great vacation. Going to HS reunion this weekend.

coffee by the A/C along with some pancakes.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 9:16:04 AM

mornin all

is it Monday already?

have a great day

handi
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 8:19:15 AM

Good morning everybuddy! We had a great weekend. Went up north, and Saturday MrsCG and I brought our off road bikes to WI and road 112 miles. MrsCG enjoyed it, but wants to ride a lot more, to prepare for our trip in August. I rode on Sunday back at home, 12 miles, at a trail I have only been to once.

Handi, hope everything is ok after the storm.

sout, sorry for your issues. Hopefully today they are resolved. That seems to happen a lot, blaming another company...

Splinter, vacation? I must have missed it. Where have you been? I think I noticed your posting times were not the normal midnight-ish times tho... Sounds like a great day back. Splinter, sounds like a bunch of fun people to follow.

MrGG, oh o, missed yesterday's day...

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 1:30:14 AM

Thanks golfer! We went to Lake Tahoe. Got to watch the celebrity golf tourney out there. Followed the threesome of Aaron Rogers, John Elway and Tim Brown most of the day on Sunday. Also watched Jerry Rice and Marshall Faulk's group. Saw Charles Barkley just as we were leaving.
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Message Posted: Jul 28, 2014 12:15:06 AM

Splinter, glad y'all had a great vacation!

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 4:18:28 PM

Good Afternoon Folks !

"National Parents Day" ... was a great day yesterday to visit my son's home to help celebrate his daughter's first birthday.

Lemonade please, Bunny.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 7:23:19 AM

mornin all

lazy wet day

have a great one

handi
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 27, 2014 3:10:36 AM

The only thing on the schedule for Sunday is for Little Splinter to get a hair cut. Otherwise, we are easing our way back into normal life.
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:11:04 PM

Anyone have extra rain, please send some here.
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 8:02:55 PM

Back home. Safe and sound!
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 10:14:15 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"All or Nothing Day" ... Sounds to me, a little like "Deal, or no Deal?"

Coffee please, Bunny.
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Handiman
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:41:09 AM

mornin all

have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 9:08:40 AM

Good Morning,

Hopefully, the last day of using Gasbuddy Corner Cafe Wi-Fi.

Splinter, always tough to end a vacation, but good to be home.

We could use some of that rain Handi, but not the lightning and thunder.

Have a good day. Thanks for the donuts Golfer.
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Splinter
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 1:33:19 AM

Last night of vacation. Coming back to reality tomorrow. :-(
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Message Posted: Jul 26, 2014 12:16:33 AM

CGRO, didn't see if you would be riding this weekend.

Handi, glad you didn't have any damage.

soutxed, sounds like par for the course. I had a simular problem a couple of years ago with our internet and security people. Both kept blaming each other for the problem.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:23:22 AM

Good Morning Folks !

"Culinarians Day" ... is a special day for anyone who cooks, you simply have to cook, and enjoy the results.

wmsbgolfer
I had seen her amazing story.
Today's Amelia Earhart

CGrover
Thanks for the tip about tequila, I hate missing days like that and will be sure to celebrate properly.

Bunny, please ask SlingBlade to come out of the kitchen to take a bow.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:21:04 AM

Good Morning,
Cable company came yesterday to install internet, but said we had electrical problems and they left. Power company comes and said there are no problems and the cable tech doesn't know what he is talking about. Cable company returns tomorrow. Another day with no internet at home. Using Casbuddy Corner cafe wi-fi.

Another hot day.

Wish i could go see the those eagles.

Everyone have a great day.
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 9:10:14 AM

mornin all

big storm went thu Saskatchewan last night, we got heavy rain and some wind

have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 8:34:32 AM

Good morning and happy Friday everybuddy! Thunder, lightning, wind, and rain this am. The rain got a little lighter, so I still rode the bike to the bus. I have a helmet cover, and a pannier cover, and fenders, so I was dry in a few spots. Good rain coats for biking are very spendy, but maybe someday I will get a nice on.

MrGG, did you know yesterday was National Tequilla Day? For some reason, I am not surprised your guests liked your food.

wmsb, I remember that also, way back when, about mice getting cancer from saccharin. I think it was about 600 cans a pop a day...

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:42:38 AM

Nice temps but it rained all day.

CGRO, I guess it depends on how frequent you use the artificial sweeteners. I remember when they said that Saccharin could cause cancer. But it had to be used in such massive doses to even have a chance to do so.

BGJam, we still have several adult and baby eagles near the lake this year. Haven't seen much hunting from them though, only flying and sitting in trees.

Handi, don't work too hard.

MRGG, heard that the present, young, Amelia Earhart recently completed her trip around the world.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*

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MrGasGuy
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:39:57 PM

Good Evening Folks !

"Amelia Earhart Day" ... celebrates the birth of Amelia Earhart on July 24, 1897.
The disappearance of Amelia Earhart's plane on July 2, 1937, resulted in the largest search and rescue operation to date. To this day, theories and speculation still exists about the cause of the disappearance. Some theories involve conspiracies, and even alien abductions.

CGrover
I did not grill the peaches last night as i made the rest of the dinner inside due to the wild mosquitoes outdoors but will do them soon.
Our guests seemed to like dinner as both had seconds.
Even today's recycling guy was impressed by the extra wine bottles in our bin.

A taste of fine port please, Bunny.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:59:32 AM

Sid, don't temp him to stop lurking. Then what would we do?

BG, sounds like a great movie.

Handi, enjoy the projects!!! I don't really 'use' sugar. Back when I ate grapefruit, I didn't even add sugar to them. I will eat things with sugar, like cake or cookies, but in moderation... Just like I don't add salt to anything, but I ain't salt free.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 11:24:01 AM

Handi, sorry I meant "exploder."

He's out there lurking in the bushes, believe me I know.

And you guys thought I was nuts, he's one dangerous individual.

lol and so forth.

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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:32:00 AM

Good Morning Folks

Handi, the baby eagles are the same size as the adults and are flying and learning to hunt and fish. The adults are out and about with them and talking to them (and scolding) constantly. Like most kids these baby eagles are testing the limits. Fascinating to watch them!

I've gotta take a couple of weeks break from the river cruising as I'll be doing some travelling and attending and working a bluegrass festival. The river cruises these last couple of weeks have been wonderful and I'm sure looking forward to resuming them when I can.

A Fruit and Nut Smoothie, by the pool, please, Bunny
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 9:03:21 AM

mornin all

company is gone :) now I get back to the projects list

sposed to be a warm day at 27C or 80F our average is 23C or 74F ---- rain and thunderstorms throughout the day and they have issued Tornado watches

BG --- sounds like a great life, I would be really interested in the baby Eagles

Sid --- who's the explorer?

CG --- I don't use sugar at all, but that's only because of my struggle with my weight, it's been a life long struggle

sou -- have a good breakfast

have a great day

handi
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:39:40 AM

Good Morning,

At 7 PM last night we were at 97 degrees and a heat index 107. Game went on.

Golfer, high school football starts soon, lots of water breaks and some coaches practice under the lights.

McDonald's breakfast and free WiFi until the cable company comes to hook me up.

Big Macs for everyone.
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 8:22:42 AM

Good morning everybuddy! 57°F for the morning commute. Good group ride last night, after 2 riders dropped due to mechanicals within 2 miles, left us with 6. Two newbies to the trail had a good time, and no injuries. MrsCG asked if we could ride tonite, so that will be good. Plans on bringing the off road bikes north, and driving an hour on Sat to awesome trails in WI!

Sid, hopefully not prickely bushes!

wmsb, that is warm! Oh, yes, I have seen many studies about how bad artificial sweeteners are. I can understand that. But, being diabetic, I have been using them for 40 some years now. I don't use much fake sugar to add to things, like cereal or things, but diet soda and sugar free syrup, I still use. Many other reduced sugar or sugar free products usually have more carbs in it, and that doesn't do me any good.

That was good they gave you salt tablets.

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2014 1:06:25 AM

At 6pm the heat index was 107.

CGRO, some say natural sugars are ok and others say no. Guess the jury is still out on that. Some have said artificial sweeteners cause problems too.

soutxed, I remember starting our high school football practices in August and it was rare when we didn't practice despite how hot it got. They even gave us salt tablets then.

*Leaving fresh donuts for the early regulars*
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 4:39:46 PM

Yes CGrover, he's lurking in the bushes... What kind of bushes I have no idea..!
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CGrover
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 1:07:15 PM

Phew, made it. Good morning Sid, sout, BG, Handi, and everybuddy else coming in today. Almost felt cool this morning being only 60°f for the morning commute. Looks like a perfect afternoon/evening for a group, off road, dirt ride.

MrGG, peach grilling day? I should check my garden also...

BG, yes, it would be cooler above the water.

wmsb, I often hear people talking about sugars, and how bad they are, and then learning they are talking about natural sugars. I never knew natural sugars were bad. People saying, Oh, apples have so much sugar. Interesting I think.

exploder?

Have a GREAT day everybuddy!
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:57:48 AM

Well MrGasGuy, when Boeing R&R's all of their aircraft that have Chevrolet Cobalt ignition switches, I'll fly into MSP.

lol and so forth..
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2014 9:37:57 AM

Good Morning,

BG Sounds like a great trip.

Got to go quick as I am using internet at church. Home Internet and phone down. Good bye AT&T.

Coffee to go and breakfast tacos for everyone.
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