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Where Did Freaky Friday Go?

Old May 6th, 2006, 03:41 PM
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P_M, Congratulations on soon becoming a GrannyAunt!!

Rave: DD transfering to a NYC college after spending 2 1/2 years in an extremely affluent, very preppy, rigous liberal arts college. We knew she was suffering on an academic level, but didn't know she was so unhappy. She started acting out in a cry for help. It was not the school for her. We hope this will be a good turnaround in her life.

Rant: Paying for college. We were the ones who saved for college from the time our children were born. I resent the ones who spend money on themselves and their homes, don't save money for college, and get financial aid.

Rave: DH drove 3 hours to Wildwood, NJ just so younger DD could attend Winterguard finals, even though they took her part away because she couldn't make the preliminaries as she had to take the SAT test. They gave her a miniscule part in the finals. DH is on his way home driving another three hours on the NJ Turnpike as we speak!

Rant: Diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis this week. I hope it goes away soon. I love to take long walks as exercise.

Rant: The Prince, my favorite doggie, went home to his mommy. I miss him so.

Just wanted to say that my thoughts are with all of you. I read the old thread this morning, and wrote to many of you, but it never went through. Have a great weekend and a good, healthy week.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 04:27 PM
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Dolly Parton's nieces and nephews call her Aunt Granny! FYI.
Old May 6th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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Aunt Granny, I like that.

At least I would have one thing in common with Dolly Parton....
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Old May 6th, 2006, 06:43 PM
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lol, P_M and congratulations!!
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Old May 6th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Sorry jorr, but you're beyond naive if you think that when you rail against someone else's politics, you're not personally attacking them.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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Thank goodness that crap is gone! Want a chatroom...go to AOL!
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Old May 6th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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I was wondering what happened to FFRR! Too bad...

Congrats P_M!!! You're gonna be a fun granny-aunt!
Oldmyst: glad your daughter is going to be OK now. Being a born and bred NYer, I stayed here for college as well. Grad school may be a different story, but I might get pulled back to my alma mater depending on circumstances!

Are we saving our rants and raves for the next week then?

My thoughts to all who've suffered a loss or have worries. My joy for all who have great news. My heart to all those serving our country overseas. I'm worried about a friend who's serving in Afghanistan and was on a helicopter a few days ago that nearly crashed. To hear that one did on Friday...let's just say I hope I hear from my friend soon! [-o<
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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:20 PM
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Congrats, PM!! My brothers have only started having kids in the last 5yrs (well, make that my SILs) so I have a long wait for my turn as Granny Auntie but I bet it's as fun as being Cool Auntie! Oh wait, OWJ2's nephews are all teens so maybe I'll join you in the club sooner rather than later (hopefully that may be awhile!)

cmcfong--yes, I visited Argentina (and Brazil) 3yrs ago this past July. Wonderful trip...are you headed down there? (BTW, I've only had one screenname so wonder whose name is similiar to mine--and here I was giving myself credit for being original

OSB--Hi!! I'm good! Life continues to be crazy busy and filled with unexpected twists and turns but that's ok. Keeps things interesting. How are you?!? I'm jealous you just got back from Gulf Shores. OWJ2 and I were supposed to go down to Destin this weekend but his boss wouldn't let him take a long weekend b/c OWJ2 has used so many days w/his back least the back is better!!!!

I'm wondering how everyone who had illnesses in their families or personally is doing. Guess I missed those posts...Hope it was an easier week for all!

Happy, healthy and fun times for all!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 02:50 AM
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OWJ, the post showed up on the Latin America board. I am headed to Argentina (yippppeee)and know you to be a great resource. I just wanted to confirm it was you. It sounds like a great trip!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 04:14 AM
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cmcfong--I did post over there although it's been awhile since I've checked in on the LA board. I'd be happy to help you as much as I can... I used a wonderful, and I mean woooonderful, travel agent named Cintia in Buenos Aires when I went. We ended up becoming friends and I've kept in touch with her and her husband since. Great people and so good at what they do! Let me know how I can help!
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Old May 7th, 2006, 05:25 AM
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Perfect, OWJ. I booked all my arrangements with Cintia Stella of WOW! Argentina. She has been lovely to deal with , so quick and professional. I am thrilled to have your endorsement of her. I can hardly wait to go. Any shopping tips?
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Old May 7th, 2006, 06:33 AM
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Cintia would be a great source. My computer crashed a few months back and I lost all my notes...I bought a custom leather jacket while I was there--think it was on Florida Street but not sure. I'll go check and see what the label says. I also got a piece of artwork at an outdoor market near the cemetary. It's a really funky, colorful (and IMO) cool painting of the La Boca part of BsAs. I would say to not plan to shop in the fancy mall--I forget the name of the neighborhood--too expensive and geared to tourists...but then again, you should know that I like spending time where the locals are.

I went by myself and had a blast. Cintia and Matais are wonderful. Tell them Debbie from Atlanta says hello and still expects them to come and visit us
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Old May 7th, 2006, 07:20 AM
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Not the correct forum, but we're planning trips to Argentina and Chile (totally revolving around Delta's partners and open jaw flights in skymiles/business) in Oct/Nov.
I'm overwhelmed by the many local options.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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Mikemo, November is definitely the time to go. Cintia has counselled me to buy all my domestic tickets now as prices are due to rise. She also recommended booking hotels so that we would be able to get our choices. The postings on the Latin America board are a super incentive.
OWJ, I will be delighted to pass on the message. I have been so impressed with their courtesy and kindness. I look forward to a chance to deliver your greetings in person.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Claro and thanks, but I trust the opinions of so many folks here and at TA. We are very flexible and may stay 3 or 4 weeks, but our choices are way many.
M (SMdA, Gto.)
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