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September 25, 2004



Good name for a rock band.


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El, is Randy coming over today to watch the Cards/Padres game on your HDTV?

Thanks, Higgy, for letting Kibby in on the 2 QB secret! OK, who's going to dethrone Lab?

Lab is hogging the throne again???

Eleanor, please do something!

Good morning. I actually got a good night's sleep (woke from a couple of weird dreams but was able to get back to sleep quickly) and slept to 8:30.

Sarah: I was having trouble posting last night; otherwise I was going to congratulate you on getting posted.

MiK: thanks for the Sharon Stone pic. I think she's been packing too many cocaine-laden tampons up her nose, or something.

Frankly, I've never gotten her appeal (and yes, I've seen Basic Instinct).

Anyone read Augusten Burroughs's memoir, Running With Scissors, which is about to come out on the big screen? I just got it from the library.

It's going to be close to 80 here today and over 80 tomorrow before dropping back to the mid-60s on Thursday. We'll probably go downtown to the fruit market, maybe have lunch at Chipotle (we ate at one in Madison) and pick up a case of Diet Apple Snapple, Jackie's breakfast drink of choice (mixed with diet cranberry juice).

Sly, that ticket makes no sense under the circumstances you describe. I see people pass on the shoulder of the highways here, which is totally illegal, but unless a cop just happens to be there they get away with it.

MiK: that Indian movie sounds about as convincing as Sarah's link about the guy who actually flew to Bulgaria to send himself a postcard from a non-existent employee to prove he hadn't been driving the car when he was cited for speeding.

Come to think of it, the movie was probably more plausible.

Kaf, but 2:21 am EDT = (2, carry the 7, minus...) 7:21 pm! A little early for bed... alone, at least.

DDi: It's the Gaslamp Quarter.

Temps here will be close to 90. Hooray! I didn't want summer to be over yet. El, when it was in the low 60s here, you were still really hot. (Of course, El is always hot, but that's a different story.) But are you still having summer temperatures?

I had spicy thai food for lunch yesterday.. one could say I was hogging the throne in the afternoon.

TMI? Sorry.

I have been to the Gaslamp Quarter. It is where I enjoyed my first single malt scotch, Glenlivit if I remember correctly.

Sly, maybe you and Kaf can sign up to get on George's list.

What do you think?

Is it just me, or did anyone else find Studio 60 only fitfully interesting last night? I just kept thinking, "this is no West Wing."

My favorite character of the new season so far is still Hiro from Heroes.

Neo, I saw a prediction of 75 for San Diego.

{{{BigD and his baby girl}}} Tell her I wish her a happy birthday!

I've never seen "Basic Instinct." Is this bad? Is it worth watching, apart from the infamous leg-crossing scene? (I never could understand why it was that infamous. It's not like you can see much, at least in the snippet they show on TV whenever the subject turns to this film.)

Snakes in productivity enhancers.

Not to be morbid or anything, but: oops.

The Brazilian plane crash has been in the local news a lot lately.

*zips in*

Well, I was going to explain to Di that it's the Gaslamp Quarter but I see someone else already did that. Here's a pretty picture of it at night, where it's safe to walk around. :)

YAY for my partner! WTG, kib! Maybe someday I'll win - *sigh*

Irony comes to Texas.

Thanks Eleanor! It is really pretty at night. I might have the opportunity to head out that way on business for an afternoon meeting and was thinking about staying the evening and catching dinner down there and then flying home a bit later.

Today is two days before Thursday!

Man, first of all how could they not have seen each other? Don't they have radar and other instruments? And second, how amazing is it that the corporate jet survived and the 737 crashed?

Too scary.

No. Planes do not have radar.

I used to never enjoy diet soft drinks. They were too sweet for my taste. Now? I love them.

Eleanor, do you prefer regular or diet sodas?
(almost said POP, but no one outside of the Chi-are would know what in the world I was referring to)

"It's just all kinds of filth," said Alton Verm, adding that he had not read "Fahrenheit 451."

*snork* Thanks for the link, Jeff.

The squirrels win another battle.

And yes, I'm TFFTP today.

Di, "pop" is used in lots of areas.

News Update: new pictures of Oweny goodness on Higgy's blog.

kibby understands Pop as a soda. Probably anyone from the upper NY area does too.

Eleanor, you beat ME!

Like Upstate New York, DDi.

I have a mixed marriage. I say soda, The Wench says pop. My mother's family says coke.

Yes, but lots of areas also make fun of us for using it Lab.

For example when I was in Tejas and ordered a "coke", the waitress looked at me and said "Ok, what would you like?" I said "A COKE!" she said "yes, but what kind?" I said "A coke, pop!?" She said "You must not be from around here..." and my friends replied that indeed I was from the midwest and proceeded to order me a cola.

That has to be the longest sentence EVER!

*pats self on the back*

See, kibby knows!

Di, I've heard that. "Coke" is Texas-speak for soda, or pop if you prefer.

Maybe MOTW can confirm that for us.

Living there for 2 years confirmed it for me. Then I moved back to Chicago and had to reprogram my head and mouth to think POP again.

Pop vs. soda vs. coke.

Here's a county-by-county map!

There's always Soda Pop!

... takes allot of the guess work out.

Jeff, isn't "Upstate" generally referred to the Albany area? What would Rochester/Niagra be?

WOW Jeff! kibby now wants to travel, county-by-county, to test this theroy.

Guess Rochester/Niagra would be Western NY.

wolfie is upstate.
and she says pop.

and bunnybumps look remarkably like chicken pox only not itchy.

What would Rochester/Niagra be?


Kibb, my darling partner, not only did I NOT beat you, I wasn't even playing you!
Pivo-ing, already??? :)

I call it soda pop, as in "Want a soda pop?"

What was I going to say?

All I remember...Running With Scissors...I have read it. Picked up the paperback a couple weeks ago...the title caught my eye for some reason.

I'll probably see the movie...if I ever get to the movies again...I haven't been in ages.

Passing on the shoulder...several years ago I made the mistake of going to Myrtle Beach during one of the bike weekends...I think it was the Atlantic Beach bike fest...as opposed to the Harley weekend. At any rate...it was the first year I think that they changed the traffic patterns for the weekend...my daughter and I left the state park...and the highway was packed with cars and motorcycles. Two lanes of traffic going north...some vehicles passed on the inner median...and there were cars passing on the right shoulder.

There were also cars passing the cars that were doing the passing on the right shoulder.

There was also at one point someone who got out of his car to walk over to the woods. Admittedly, I didn't know nature boy then, but I doubt it was him.

kibby has a friend that's raising a bunny.

He'll have it for dinner soon.

Eleanor, see week 3. 56/36


*marks eleanors test paper with a red marker ~100% Good job!~*

czeching in ..

Yes, a coke is any soft drink in Texas. You have to specify which brand of coke you want when ordering: DP, Diet Coke, Reg'ler Coke, 7Up, Dew, etc.

(I feel like Bubba: boiled shrimp, fried shrimp, shrimp croquettes, ... )

When I lived in Kansas (just before it became a state), there was a neat place called the Pop Shop. You could buy bottles of soda there by the case. You could get 3 ginger ale, 6 cola, 2 root beer - mixing up whatever you wanted. You paid a deposit on the bottles and it worked out to about 5 cents a drink. For my el-cheapo parents, that was the only way we'd ever get a soda in the house.

For the record: Texans never say "pop", either by itself or in conjunction with "soda". I hear lots of "soda", though.

I'll try to get caught up at lunch.

How did it get to be October already?????

The Earth continued in its diurnal course. That's how.

My thumbs have gone Weird.

We call all forms of carbonated beverages Coke too.
Though we drink Pepsi.

Well it needs to slow down or something. It was just January, I'm sure.

Seems like it anyway.

Thumbs Gone Weird! It's Thumbs Gone Weird! You've never seen thumbs like this! Call and get Thumbs Gone Weird. Order in the next ten minutes, and you'll get Thumbs Gone Weird - Gloved Edition absolutely free!

*hits mute on the remote*

*wonders what Lab is on today*

*gets to work on slowing the Earth's orbit*

lotz of hot knuckle-on-knuckle action!

In my class, we're watching really old cartoons, and they are...

I mean seriously surreal and whacked.

*wonders what Lab is on today*
Posted by: Susan | 12:54 PM on October 3, 2006

Everyone's shit-list, for the most part!

Not mine, Lab. At least, not today.

*checks list*

1) Future MIL
2) Stoopud people who think they are smart
3) There is no 3
4) Ungrateful people who think they are grateful

Nope, not on mine either Lab.

Well, you should pencil me in. I'll be there eventually. Right, El?

You'll be my future MIL?

I thought you'd never ask!
*tears of joy*

Um, I'm not sure I ever did.

Did I?

Don't muck with me Labby! Today's Tuesday! Two days before Thursday and almost Friday! Cut me some slack!

Consider Chicken .....

If I eat the breast first, I fill up too quickly and only eat the two.

Now if I start at the legs, well, I eat them both, then move on to the thighs, then the wings and somehow, make room for the breasts!

/ basement echo

*zips in from haridresser*

The Labster woudn't know a rhetorical question Susan, if it bit him on his ass elbow!

*waves and winks to Fisher*

*flips hair*

*trips and falls into the moat*

did somebody mention coke?


Yes, Jeff.. it was only 7:21, Campbell Live hadn't even finished and they were interviewing Bill Kahui (which probably means nothing to you, but for some very tragic reasons, the Kahuis have been in the news a LOT since June this year.)

I was just replete and slightly drowsy. I stayed awake long enough to watch NCIS, though, and then some, so I didn't get to bed too early.

Thanks for the offer, but I'm going to wait until George has finished playing with the media before I get in some serious time with him.

Happy Birthday to BigD's Princess!!

It's been raining all night and it's still raining. Bleargh. I guess we're not going on the bus trip, but I'm going to have to do some thinking about what we can do when we're stuck inside all day. Baking's kinda out, because I did a huge amount of baking on Monday, so we should be able to eat for a week.

Pssst... I don't like the snake game. Not because of the snakes.. I just can't get the controls to work properly.

Wheeeee! BANGI!!! What kinda coke would you like??

*checks which way the earth is rotating*
*runs the other way*

does this help Mad?

sly, I don't mean to argue, but...

Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 304
Traffic Regulations
Section 304.016
2. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:

(1) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn;...

That's what you were doing, right?

Yes, it is October! And Dodger Blue will be in the postseason!
*puts away catapault*
(for the time being)

In other news, Bush says Dems shouldn't be given control of Congress, apparently under the theory: "They'll just mess up the smooth workings of this fine institution..."
Or something like that. The vast majority who want the job appear unfit to serve...
*elation blaanced by pessimism - mood returns to 'normal' resting state*

Jamester!! *pounces*

Wheeeeeeeeee! Everybody's coming back!

2. The driver of a motor vehicle may overtake and pass to the right of another vehicle only under the following conditions:

(1) When the vehicle overtaken is making or about to make a left turn; or

(2) When no member of a law enforcement agency charged with the enforcement of traffic regulations is in direct line of sight.


Somebody else come back and play with all these people because I have to go to work!!

*sniff* Why does my day have to start in the middle of your afternoon?

There were signs (that I didn't see THEN, but see NOW that say (1) no driving on the shoulder and (2)"special enforcement area because" TWO BLOCKS AWAY, there is a school, even though it was early in the morning and kiddies were still sound asleep.

There are cars parked on the shoulder quite often, and one must wonder, how did they get there if they didn't drive?

Anyway, one of our young associates is working on it and I had told her all of the particulars.

But thanks. And I think TCK's second point has a lot to do with what happened.

*tackles Kaf*
*tickles her mercilessly*
"Say Uncle! Say Uncle!"

I'm SOOOOO bored.

This class isn't nearly as interesting as the last one.

El came back from the hairdresser in a pissy mood.

whichever has the most sugar Kaf :D
*high on the vowel 'E'*

Crash, come on over, I just ordered pizza and antipasto and we'll be watching the Padres game. :)

Jamester, I'm rooting for the Dodgers against the Mets so the Padres can beat the Dodgers and CG will be happy.

It really doesn't matter in the long run though because the Yankees will win the World Series - yay!

But have fun while you can.

*doesn't invite Mr. Fisher to lunch because he's full from eating breasts chicken*

Did not - hmmmph!

*hands on hips*

All Hairdressers are in the employment of the Government.
Hairs are your aerials. They pick up signals from the cosmos, and transmit them directly into the brain. This is the reason bald-headed men are uptight.

you didnt say simon says

*snork* @ woflie

frack. I'll never catch up. It is pop at home. (Or coke, too, as in, "Let's go get a coke after school.") It's soda or sody here.

MOTW, I remember a place caled The Pop Shop in Kansas! Must have been a chain.

...so the Padres can beat the Dodgers and CG will be happy.


Kibby, Buffalo is definitely "Western NY". We used to spend summers near Binghamton (I think they called it the "Southern Tier" but can't remember) and they were definitely in the "pop" category.

Yes, a coke is any soft drink in Texas. You have to specify which brand of coke you want when ordering: DP, Diet Coke, Reg'ler Coke, 7Up, Dew, etc.

MOTW, my friend Bill Crider (comes from Mexia, taught for years in Brownwood, lives in Alvin) is definitely a Dr Pepper guy.

*wonders what Lab is on today*

I'll have what he's having, Susan.

Jamester, I'm rooting for the Dodgers against the Mets so the Padres can beat the Dodgers and CG will be happy.

Shame on you, El. We all have to hate the Dodgers, don't you know that?


Interesting, though, as Oakland beat the Twins 3-2, in Minnesota and against the "unbeatable" Johan Santana.

In the newspaper the various picks of 7 sportswriters were given. Only two series had unanimous picks. NO ONE thought Detroit would beat the Yankees or St. Louis would beat anyone the Padres.

I know how to pronounce Mexia. And Waxahachie.
*pins shiny gold star on lapel*

One of my college friends was from Brownwood. She lives in Early now.


And Bill's brother - who taught high school in Mexia - taught (using the term "taught" very loosely) Anna Nicole (then "Nikki") Smith.

By the way, she was plain and unimplanted and nice and very dumb, or so I've been told.

Mexia - imagine someone with a NY accent (sorry, Jeff) talking about "my hair".
*is sorry, but it's a funny name*

Hey Kaf & MiK: I just found out Bill Bryson has a memoir coming out, called The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" - The author describes his all-American childhood growing up as a member of the baby boom generation in the heart of Iowa, detailing his rich fantasy life as a superhero known as the Thunderbolt Kid and his remarkably normal 1950s family life.

I put it on hold.

*hears MOTW sneeze*
Bless u


sly, the Cards are beating the Padres, so far, 4-0. Carpenter looks like a Cy Young pitcher - oh, he is! And CG left in a very bad mood.
I hope you're happy. :)

But survival as well as beauty comes at a price as the woman burst her silicon implants in the crash.

Ouch is right!

Yeah El, pretty pathetic. Jeff Weaver against David Wells tomorrow? This is the best pitching we can get in the playoffs?

No wonder no one thinks any of the National League teams can win.

Yankee fans are everywhere.

I heard of Bryson's memoirs a while ago... I really want it.

My guess as to the pronunciation of Mexia was mejia, like the last name (with an accent on the i).

I posted a little "language teacher wanted" ad on Blada, and have received two responses so far: one from a guy asking me why I want to learn Breton, but not Corsican or Basque (I had listed the maaaaaany languages I'm interested in), and another entirely in, I think, Dutch, with " jo da ring [phone number]" at the end. Hmmmm.


A few days ago, I sent my daughter to throw away the remainder of a cake. But I didn't check up on her. She took it outside and put it in a bin, but not the trash can. There was no lid. It rained last night. So... someone left the cake out in the rain.

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