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If it makes you feel any better, we hardly have any mosquitos in Austin, we have the largest urban bat colony in North America living under a downtown bridge! That's 1.5 million bats eating 3,000 mosquitoes a night...

Makes your job easy :P

Especially since the purple glittery bats need extra mosquitos to be sparkly ;)

I'm totally spinached and pulling a Rachel all this week...

That's right kids, last week of the gluten challenge, biopsy is MONDAY!!! :D:o:ph34r:

You know what that means? Severe gluten overload to do as much damage in as little time as possible while eating things I want that I'll never be able to eat again!

I had a bagel for breakfast, pop tarts for a snack, and for lunch...4 slices of bread, a breadstick, french onion soup with crutons, and now I'm eating tiramisu! :ph34r:

My policy this week is to have gluten in hand at every moment!!! Gotta have an accurate biopsy!!! :blink:

Hey, I've seen those Austin bats fly out at dusk! It's really pretty cool. I was born in Austin & have relatives there so visit now & then. It would be a cool city if it weren't so durn HOT! (105 when I visited June before last...)

HURRAY your challenge is almost over!!!!

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Oh sheeet! :lol::lol:

The thought of you having gluten in hand at every moment cracks me up, like that commercial for fiber supplements- where all throughout the day the women are eating apples, broccoli, carrots, from the minute they open their eyes in the morning until the minute they close their eyes at night because they gotta get their fiber in. Carrots are on the bedside tables, broccoli at the gym on the treadmill, apples driving the kids to work.....

That will be you Chelse, except with gluten filled foods. Gotta get that gluten in!

:lol:

Yep, that's me! Still working on the tiramisu (although all the bread I ate at lunch has already left the building :ph34r: ) and I've got wheat thins in the queue... And triscuits and squeeze cheese at home!

Not to discount the sour punch straws, oreos, pirouettes, ritz crackers, and chex mix I've got in my desk :blink:

Blech, I feel like the Stay-puft man. In a way, I'm glad the D is back...the alternate in this ridiculous journey is unimaginable gas! Can't win. <_<

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heehe...our dog was about the same size as the armadillo [obviously!]....he just loved hunting them!

I make mostly angel pins....and sell them in the theatres here. I began my jewelry making business after having to retire on disability from teaching 12 yrs ago. I began with beaded necklaces and it evolved into a little bit of EVERYTHING. Now, to keep things simple, I only make the pins. I make beaded things when I have time.

Hey, Lymetoo, I'm a calligrapher & native Texan too. Is it something in the water? Ink, perhaps?

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Hey, I've seen those Austin bats fly out at dusk! It's really pretty cool. I was born in Austin & have relatives there so visit now & then. It would be a cool city if it weren't so durn HOT! (105 when I visited June before last...)

HURRAY your challenge is almost over!!!!

It's 100 here today, I don't even notice it anymore...probably because of the A/C!!! :P

I went a few weeks ago to see the bats, they are really cool! Bats are my 2nd favorite animal, first being penguins (really?!?!)

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Hey, I've seen those Austin bats fly out at dusk! It's really pretty cool. I was born in Austin & have relatives there so visit now & then. It would be a cool city if it weren't so durn HOT! (105 when I visited June before last...)

HURRAY your challenge is almost over!!!!

I saw that once although I don't remember exactly where I was. I was little and it was one of the coolest things I can remember

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Remarkable restraint...perhaps you can teach classes in RESTRAINT. :lol:

yeah, classes in Restraint for Racheling

a step below Intervention for overdosing :lol:

bats creep me out soooooooooooooooooooooooo much! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

i couldnt stand seeing that many bats!

I'm with you Molly, the site of that many bats flying into the night sky would creep me out.

Chelse, I didn't realize bats were classified as animals. Don't you mean they are your favorite rodent with wings, or flying creepy things??

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yeah, and that cuisinart ice cream maker is a life saver! wow it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah I pull a rachel and i eat right out of the 1/2 gallon ice cream container and eat about 3/4 of it every day!

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Chelse, I didn't realize bats were classified as animals. Don't you mean they are your favorite rodent with wings, or flying creepy things??

Bats are my favorite mammal :)

Are you a fan of squirrels? They're just rats with cuter outfits, and they don't even do anything useful like eat mosquitoes :rolleyes:

OK, so they plant trees...but the trees don't bite me!

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I saw that once although I don't remember exactly where I was. I was little and it was one of the coolest things I can remember

You were in Austin, it was that same bridge they are talking about. I lived there in the pre-bat era and there were tons of mosquitos if I remember correctly! When the bats first moved in they were talking about exterminating them, then they realized how stupid that would be.

bats creep me out soooooooooooooooooooooooo much! ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

i couldnt stand seeing that many bats!

No, it's really neat actually, I thought the same thing till I saw them. It's like riding a roller coaster, the anticipation is hard.

I'm with you Molly, the site of that many bats flying into the night sky would creep me out.

You don't just see them flying into the night sky, you feel them skimming your body for the mosquitos!! It's a little freaky, but really cool.

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Bats are my favorite mammal :)

Are you a fan of squirrels? They're just rats with cuter outfits, and they don't even do anything useful like eat mosquitoes :rolleyes:

OK, so they plant trees...but the trees don't bite me!

I wish they wouldn't plant quite so many pecan trees in my flowerbeds. Those roots go down to the core of the earth!

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You don't just see them flying into the night sky, you feel them skimming your body for the mosquitos!! It's a little freaky, but really cool.

OMG!! I would pass out....

I would go into cardiac arrest :lol:

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OMG!! I would pass out....

I would go into cardiac arrest :lol:

You can sit in the TGI Friday's right there on the river (there are probably other restaurants there now, back when I was there it was just Friday's). Of course, then you may go into cardiac arrest from all the poison, um, I mean, gluten around you.

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Are you a fan of squirrels? They're just rats with cuter outfits, and they don't even do anything useful like eat mosquitoes :rolleyes:

I actually don't mind squirrels so much, but they are so destructive.

Good point Morgan, I'm not a fan of the creepy crawly, biting at that

You can sit in the TGI Friday's right there on the river (there are probably other restaurants there now, back when I was there it was just Friday's). Of course, then you may go into cardiac arrest from all the poison, um, I mean, gluten around you.

:lol: Carla

Maybe this is one of those must do life experiences, just to try it. I would have to have a lot of people with me holding my hand, and keeping me from fainting...

:lol:

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Maybe this is one of those must do life experiences, just to try it. I would have to have a lot of people with me holding my hand, and keeping me from fainting...

:lol:

Trust me, I definately would not have been standing out there alone ... it's a tourist attraction, but not quite as many people as bats!!

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I actually don't mind squirrels so much, but they are so destructive.

Good point Morgan, I'm not a fan of the creepy crawly, biting at that

:lol: Carla

Maybe this is one of those must do life experiences, just to try it. I would have to have a lot of people with me holding my hand, and keeping me from fainting...

:lol:

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

(I say this though I have phobias of my own. SPIDERS are mine. I can handle one at a time but if someone invited me to sit in a restaurant while swarms of spiders scittered by I'd be out of there like a shot!!!!)

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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

(I say this though I have phobias of my own. SPIDERS are mine. I can handle one at a time but if someone invited me to sit in a restaurant while swarms of spiders scittered by I'd be out of there like a shot!!!!)

EEEWWW, I hate spiders! But they bite!! Different creatures altogether from bats!

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Trust me, I definately would not have been standing out there alone ... it's a tourist attraction, but not quite as many people as bats!!

There were probably a good 300-400 people there when I was there on a friday night between the on the bridge and below it. Trust me, it's really really cool!!!

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What about bat poop? :lol: What happens to all those eaten mosquitos while those bats are skimming you? :lol:

Having said that, I think I'd like to see those swarming bats...but if I ever go there I will go in rain attire, lol. :lol:

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Poor Molly is probably running from the room shrieking about now!

I actually went out to buy some strawberry ice cream, and came home an read all this!

I now will proceed to eat the 1 quart carton while doing my history notes that are due next monday when school starts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(but yummy ice cream...)

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What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!

(I say this though I have phobias of my own. SPIDERS are mine. I can handle one at a time but if someone invited me to sit in a restaurant while swarms of spiders scittered by I'd be out of there like a shot!!!!)

Yuck, spiders are no good. They're disgusting, make webs for me to vacuum up, and bite....the bats keep to themself, don't hang out in our house and eat mosquitoes. I would be out of that place too.

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EEEWWW, I hate spiders! But they bite!! Different creatures altogether from bats!

Well.... MOST spiders don't bite... but I've encountered enough black widows in my time... (Many of them in TX, as a matter of fact!) There was a whole brood of 'em in my garden a few years ago & it scared the bejeezis out of me!

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