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Freaky Friday Rants and Raves 8-11-06

Old Aug 10th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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My son asked me to get him a subscription to "Popular Science." I nearly fell off my chair.

LOL!!! My youngest son asked for that same magazine many years ago and I nearly fell off my chair too. That's too funny.
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Old Aug 10th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Rave: things like laughter, good wishes for Mimi, and a little gasp for Mr R5 go on despite a world spinning out of control.

Rant: (might also be a petit rave) we nearly lost a very close friend the early part of this week to a serious suicide attempt(notes, will etc). This is someone with a wealth of personal resources not the least of which are wonderful friends and even she felt so horrribly alone in her depression.There's lots of anger in everyone and hope for repair. That's the good news.

And as Rosanne Rosanna Danna says : If it isn't one's everything else.

Rave: Cat sitter coming by tomorrow to interview moi and "the boys" for our trip to Montreal in late September.

Rave: Foot fractures healing well(x ray today) but I have to wear this damned boot for 3 more weeks. I have already crushed SO's cell phone (while taking friend to ER with OD earlier in the week)beneath it and taken out the speaker on the driver's side of my car.
Thank good for chiropractor!!!

Have a good weekend everyone and love the one you're with!
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:18 AM
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Rant: Terrorism. In all its forms, colors and sizes.

Rave: DH totally surprised me by picking up the entire tab for our recent Switzerland vacation. We had previously agreed on a 50/50 split on the total cost. He said I could pay for a short getaway over Thanksgiving....

hummm...I wonder how much money he really has stashed away on those Swiss bank accounts

The friends we stayed with in Switzerland sent us a thank you note before we even had a chance to send one! They were thanking US for staying with THEM. They are DH's friends from childhood and speak limited English yet they are so nice and welcoming! They made DD and me feel so included even though we could not communicate verbally that well.

Proves that willingness to communicate (and a healthy dose of good humor) will break any language barrier.

mini rant: Back to school for DD today. Can you believe it...on a Friday?!?!?!
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Rant: My husband got stuck at Heathrow yesterday.

Rave: The brave people who infiltrate the bad guys and "save the world."
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:43 AM
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Welcome back, Mimi.

Rant: Tow away zones.

Rant: Tow truck drivers who mess up the back end of a brand new car, then try to duck responsibility.

Rant: This spoiled DH's 50th bday celebration.

Rave: Finally getting insurance info from that butt head after numerous phone calls and threats of legal action.

Rant: The day after this incident, the aforementioned butt head was mowing his lawn, hit a bee hive and got 25 stings. I am posting this as a rant only because it would be very bad karma to rave because someone who tried to cheat us got swarmed.

....would it be bad karma to wish that just one bee flew up into his shorts??

OK you're right, that would be bad karma, so I didn't say that.

Happy weekend to all.

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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:52 AM
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Rant: The terrorists who are so willing to engage in bad violence.

Rave: America, whose violence is always good.

Rave: Hypocrisy, it gets us through the day.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:53 AM
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How silly of me to forget:

Major Rave: The British and Pakastani authorities who cracked this case. Thank you for saving countless lives.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 03:59 AM
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Do you spend all week coming up with these bits for Fridays, or are you a "regular" using a pseudonym for FFRR?

Yes, WAY too early for school to start! And what's with the Friday opening?
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 04:38 AM
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Rave: It's Friday! Right? Just checking...however, nobody better tell me otherwise.

Rave: Son's 6 month thyroid test came back negative!

Rave: The authorities who uncovered this latest unimaginable plan.

Rant: Terrorists.

Rant: People who don't get "it", or even attempt to "get it".

Rant: Senseless loss of life.

Rant: Those who are going through difficult times. Wishing you gentler days ahead.

Rave: Nice to see Mimi posting.

PM, good luck with the car insurance.

Safe travels, everyone!
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 04:39 AM
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Let's keep this thread alive by not rising to the bait.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 04:55 AM
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Rave: That my 21 yr old departing for his semester abroad in India just made it through Heathrow before all this happened and to his destination safely.

Rant: That these things are still happening in the world - so I keep praying for everyone to figure out how to make it work peacefully

Rave: Back not 100% but got the OK to leave for Martha's Vineyard for remainder of summer and I can not wait to relax and rest and wiggle my toes in the sand and smell the ocean....countdown to Monday morning departure!

Rave: Fav cousin from LA coming with her hubby and 3 kids for five days....followed by some quiet time...followed by niece and her 2 kids !! Babies in the house again !

Rant: My son won't be on island this year and daughter can only make it from NYC for 5 dys , but I'll take it !!

Rant: No wireless where we are on island unless I drive to a library, so if I don't 'see' you all until after Labor Day - enjoy the rest of summer !

Rant/Rave: Congrats and Hugs to all who have happy things going on, ...prayers and wishes for all the rest...

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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 04:58 AM
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Rant: Terrorist's
Rant: They'll always be around.

Rave: It's Friday, it's Friday, It's Friiiiiiiiday, Friiiiiiiday...
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:14 AM
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We're fostering another cat and four kittens for four weeks. It makes the kittens so much more adoptable when they've been handled and become used to people. It also frees up a cage at the shelter for a couple of weeks.

The coating of dust we get in the house from the site work being done at the property behind us.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:29 AM
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Speaking of babies in the house again....
RAVE: only 10 more weeks!
RANT: The prospect of bringing another child into this F-d up world.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:43 AM
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RAVE: son in fl. coming home monday or tuesday

RANT: to see his little dog Howie, who lives with us and is not feeling well (he has a chronic illness)

RAVE: water level back up in the pond due to all the rain

RANT: weeds at front of driveway are like Wild Kingdom because of rain

RAVE: husband able to accompany self and #3 son to latter's tennis tournament this weekend

RANT: son paired with number 3 seed in first round! AGAIN!

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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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testing, as I tried to post earlier, and no take.
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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Rave: Fiance and I have been helping my dad all week on his porch. It needs to be finished and with all his health issues lately, he can't do it himself.

Rave: I feel so good when I leave, knowing that we've really helped him and he really appreciates it.

Rave: Learn something new each night, in regards to home improvements.

Rant: Little brother who knows this needs to get done but is so selfish and self-centered that he doesn't think to call dad and say I'll be over to work on the porch.

Rave: 1/2 day at work today then lunch date with fiance.

Rant/rave: getting fitted for my wedding dress tomorrow.

Rant: This crazy, messed up world!!

RAVE: Another week closer to Puerto Vallarta!
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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escargot: Oh, the trials of living in

Rave: Good visit with family at 50th anniversary last weekend.

Also, went 'baby stuff' shopping with DIL - loved buying her some things! They have SO MUCH more than I did available now days! DS said: Bought more stuff I didn't know I needed!

Rave: The drought seems to be broken...3" last week on Wed., 1/2" on Fri. and another 3/4" this past Mon.!!!!

Rant: Need alot more to fill the pond!

Rave: Pond owner repaired the dam (actually built a new one) so when we get the rain, it stays now!

Rave: Making HI so excited!!!

cigalechanta: You're still in my prayers!


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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 05:51 AM
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Odd, you know the sticking point was the Rave I had....I deleted it naming the great organization in GR Britain who made the Big arrests!
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Old Aug 11th, 2006, 06:03 AM
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Rave--Foiled plot!

Rants--Too minor to mention.

Rave--Headed to Mt. Hood for a wedding tomorrow.
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