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Last minute concern - we leave for for Europe in two days!

Last minute concern - we leave for for Europe in two days!

Jun 15th, 2006, 05:41 AM
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Last minute concern - we leave for for Europe in two days!

Laying in bed last night, we started wondering - with a nine hour difference in time zones, will we have difficulty changing our BM from AM to PM?

Are we losing it after all these preparations?

At least we are not going to the southern hemisphere where the water swirls backwards.

VS :-"
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Jun 15th, 2006, 05:46 AM
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Hi VS,

With that great a change in time zones, it is likely that your AM BM will become an MP MB.

A roll of duct tape might come in handy.

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Jun 15th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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I'm kinda surprised you thought about this while lying in bed and not while taking a dump!
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Jun 15th, 2006, 05:53 AM
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Ira - I like puzzles and will take your response with on the plane in order to try to solve it (or it may help in those times when I am pondering my own question). Thanks.

Dukey, you caught me in a half-truth, as I was actually on the throne and DW was in bed. I thought at first I might be able to make it look like it was my DW that was concerned. Oh well.

VS
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Jun 15th, 2006, 06:00 AM
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I just love total honesty.
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Jun 16th, 2006, 06:45 PM
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ttt

Hoping for sound advice.

VS
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Jun 16th, 2006, 06:49 PM
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I say just go when you have to go

There can be such a thing as just too much planning . . . . . .
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Jun 16th, 2006, 06:59 PM
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Too much plannning and to much information, LOL!
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:05 PM
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Hmmm JanisJ, you sound like a person with experience. Thank you for your help on this conundrum. Yours sounds like the most promising advice.

VS
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:08 PM
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Sorry LoveItaly, apparently you have not considered this as a concern. Thank you though for sharing.

VS
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:17 PM
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Hey viaggio, you know I wish you a happy and beautiful and healthy time in Italy. Ciao!!! and don't forget to give us a trip report!!
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:21 PM
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Thanks dear LoveItaly, you are the greatest, and I appreciate you ...

VS

Wow, 10 hours until my Mother can finally relax about this whole Italy thing
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Jun 16th, 2006, 07:44 PM
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VS - Dont fret over it everything 'will come out fine' in the end.

Enjoy your trip and especially your time in Florence!!! Look forward to a trip report.

Tom
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Jun 16th, 2006, 08:44 PM
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Tom, I do appreciate your Firenze experience!

It might be odd,but I will think about you when I am there - thanks for posting your trip report.

Also, I expect your prognostication to be true.

Arrivederci
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Jun 16th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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Viaggio---surely you have been there (to Europe) before and know how everything works. . out. . . in the end?
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Jun 16th, 2006, 10:30 PM
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Thank you Nora S, and yes, only a little pre-trip silliness to say so long for now - Ciao

VS
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Jun 16th, 2006, 10:54 PM
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Ciao VS, have a great time!!!! Just another 118 days til my triumphant return(but who is counting?)

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Jun 17th, 2006, 01:26 AM
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Patterns of bowel movements are highly individual, as is the speed with which they can be modified. People with diurnal patterns may see them change gradually over time (several days or longer). Patterns that extend over periods greater than hours or days probably won't be affected.

I don't see anything silly about the subject, as going to the toilet is a disagreeable but necessary part of any trip.

The astronauts had to worry about this a lot (although you usually have to look at things like debriefings to find out anything about it, as it was not part of public news releases), as there were sometimes no toilets in space suitable for bowel movements, and occasionally not even a substitute for a toilet. The Space Shuttle has a highly useful space toilet for the purpose, although it looks like an instrument of torture.
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Jun 17th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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Who gives a s&*% - use the 24-hour clock! No more AM or PM, problem solved, no?

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