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morning all!

I worked yesterday and today, but the ferry this morning passed by a pod of killer whales in the sound and we had a beautiful sunrise.

and I got to see a little dachshund all proud in her bright pink winter coat.


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

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From my folks:

Ponderisms

I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.

Garden Rule: When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.

Have you noticed since everyone has a camcorder these days no one talks about seeing UFOs like they used to?

In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.

How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, "I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out?"

Who was the first person to say, "See that chicken there? I'm gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt!"

If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?

Why does your OB-GYN leave the room when you get undressed if he's going to look up there anyway?

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?

Why doesn't glue stick to the inside of the bottle?


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

Leap, and the net will appear.

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morning all!

I worked yesterday and today, but the ferry this morning passed by a pod of killer whales in the sound and we had a beautiful sunrise.

and I got to see a little dachshund all proud in her bright pink winter coat.

What kind of job do you have? It sounds very interesting!


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What kind of job do you have? It sounds very interesting!

Jess does some very scientific, math-infused job where she complains of looking very nerdy and professor-ish and is surrounded by test tubes, chemicals, etc. Right, Jess? :D:D


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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It's true. Lot's of things to play with. A variety of alcohols (yes you get buzzed when you spill them and have to clean up) dry ice (making cannons and boats out of plastic test tubes) liquid nitrogen (amazing what you can freeze when things are cold enough).

But I live on an island and take a ferry to Seattle every morning for work. The orcas are rare, but it's always cool to see them.

First time for the pink dachshund though...


"But then, in all honesty, if scientists don't play god, who will?"

- James Watson

My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.

- Ashleigh Brilliant

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Just a quick pass by to let everyone in Sillyville know that, although I have been absent for about 48 hours, it has just been a busy time with long days. Last night I got home, and had no time to come here, and this morning got up and went back to work. I did read foward from Wednesday night, so I haven't missed anything. Well, except maybe the story about the Yeti's Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't see it posted, at least not yet. He was coming across the pond for a turkey dinner, wasn't he?

I hope all had a good Thanksgiving, and that everyone who was brave enough to attempt it survived trying to shop on Friday. :D


Peter

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Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

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Quick hello to everyone :D

Busy this weekend (have a feeling for many weekends to come) painting and just generally making this house home.

I pop off and on, so I'll catch ya'll later--I'm thinking most everybody is busy anyway these days with the holidays and all. Stay well, and don't work too hard!

Where's Susie :unsure:


Patti

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"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Well, except maybe the story about the Yeti's Thanksgiving dinner. I didn't see it posted, at least not yet. He was coming across the pond for a turkey dinner, wasn't he?

I think we may have to admit something...the yeti is missing. No one seems to know where he is. I had fears of him being mistaken for Osama Bin Laden on the transatlantic flight...Susie says she thought she caught a glimpse of him wandering aimlessly within the crowd at the NY parade...Nikki, did he definitely get on a plane at your end?

Mygawd... I read the copy of a short speech the Queen made during the festivities of her 60th wedding anniversary last week. She mentioned something about receiving the best gift ever--the rescue of a...large...stray corgi that was caught in the woods near Buckingham Palace. No pictures out of it yet, but I have a very funny feeling.... :o:lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Nikki, did he definitely get on a plane at your end?

Well yes, I was with him right up to passport control ......he told me he was going to spend his last remaining


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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Stay well, and don't work too hard!

Nah - never do that Patti :lol:

Hope the painting and homemaking goes well!! :D


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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The yeti is doing good, he is with me :) I took him Black Friday shopping last evening and I am showing him some American traditions. I am sorry I had everyone worried.


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The yeti is doing good, he is with me :) I took him Black Friday shopping last evening and I am showing him some American traditions. I am sorry I had everyone worried.

Oh thank goodness!!!! :D

How did he cope with the crowds?????? :unsure:


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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He actually was very well behaved at the malls, and when the lines were long, we got to the front...some people were scared of him....and at one point he passed some grotesque gas and cleared out a store.... B)


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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Where's Susie :unsure:

helloooooooo sillies............. :)

Susie is in an "emotional hangover" from, well, having very realistic and simple expectations of my brother and family, and being dramatically let down.........how silly of me. I am not feeling so funny...........was in bed ALL DAY and ALL night yesterday, truly was a BLACK FRIDAY.

I must simply continue to lower my expectations for that crowd.......I don't want to bring sadness into the silly thread so won't go into details......... :( They just simply don't pay ANY attention to anyone on our side (brother's side) of the family, unless we're sick, dying, or in the hospital. :(

I need my OWN family. A man with built-in (and not monstrous) children and grandchildren, maybe?

Alas, this will surprise you all........I DID venture out for 30 minutes (in pajama bottoms) to Target to get an inexpensive DVD player for my bedroom, since my only plan was to watch movies and sleep and grieve all day. So guess WHAT??? I DID go shopping on that heinous day!!!

OH MY GAWD!!!! :unsure: ....did he really???.....could it be????......... :unsure::unsure:

Anyone got the phone number for Buck House?....we gotta get our YETI BACK!!!!!!!!!!!

Gail says they're at Balmoral this weekend, I'll ring them there.

He actually was very well behaved at the malls, and when the lines were long, we got to the front...some people were scared of him....and at one point he passed some grotesque gas and cleared out a store.... B)

:) Thank God for me sillies. first time I"ve smiled all day, I think.....................


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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......I DID venture out for 30 minutes (in pajama bottoms) to Target

GAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! SUSIE'S BACK!!!!! :D

Shopping on (your personal) Black Friday?!?! ......HEINOUS.......but I really canNOT recommend shopping in one's pYjamas - I can only hope they were your best jim-jams :rolleyes:;)

Amanda!!!.... :rolleyes: .....GAD!, you don't need to remind me how acrid yeti wind can be!!!!! :o


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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Amanda!!!.... :rolleyes: .....GAD!, you don't need to remind me how acrid yeti wind can be!!!!! :o

I suppose he's celiac, as well.....!

Thank gawd he's accounted for. What a great idea, Amanda, taking him out shopping. If you at any point decide to pick him up a pair of pants, his inseam is 42 inches. How does your new DH feel about him being around? Just like a 500-pound pet dog, I should think... :lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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Hey all!

The puking was ginormously heinous, but thank gawd, it was short-lived. We ended up having our Thanksgiving on Friday instead, and it was all good.

I did go out shopping on Friday- just couldn't miss it. I left the house at 3:15am! :blink: Met friends at Kohl's at 4. We also went to Walmart and Target, each of which had about a half dozen cops hanging out in the front.... presumably to keep people from mauling each other over 42 inch plasma TVs. :rolleyes:

I hit all three of those before the sun came up, then headed to Toys R Us, which actually wasn't too bad.

The worst place was Target. When I pulled into the Target plaza... I saw huge THRONGS of people flooding toward Target- kind of looked like a concert or a football game scene! The checkout line wrapped around the entire store TWICE. It was appalling.

Walmart was hideous in the area surrounding electronics. I actually got STUCK at one point for about 10 minutes- it was completely gridlocked and no one could move. The really was the only bad part. I really started to get hot and claustrophobic. Other than that I had a good time.

Susie, major kudos on braving Target for the DVD player! I'm sorry you didn't have a great time at your brother's though. :(

Amanda, did you get some good deals?

PS- When will the body fluids end???

PPS- Emily, my hubby wanted me to tell you and your dad how much he loved YCDTOT. I remember watching it a lot, but he was a HUGE fan. :D


-Sarah

--Son, Lucas, age 7. Gluten-free since May 2007

--Son, Ezra, age 5. Gluten-free 10/13/07. Bipolar tendencies, massively improved on gluten-free diet! He's also allergic to a jillion antibiotics.

--My mother has Celiac Disease, dx'ed by Positive Blood Tests and Biopsy. Diagnosed Sarcoidosis 6/08.

--Myself, Gluten-free since 8/07

Time heals all hurt of heart... but time must be won.

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Sarah-not so many deals, we were just scoping things out....payday is next Friday :) We are still recovering from the wedding price tag :)

Susie hope you are feeling better soon!!!

Tonight John and I went out to meet my college friends which we do every few weeks when our schedules premit a get-together. So we did dinner at Outback and then we had plans to go to The Collisieum which is a bar with video games and bowling and such....there were so many people we just went down the road to the Actual bowling Alley and had a blast. There were 6 of us. I had two vodka and orange juices....which is alot for me...I could feel my tpsyness by the time we were bowling our second game.

Then we took Amanda (yep there is two of us, my roomie's name was also Amanda) to Wegmans, it was her first trip, she was amazed by the place, she may be joining the Weggie's cult too :):)


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Aw Susie,

I understand about lowering your expectations....I really do :( I'm sorry that you've been so down, but glad to see you smile a little. :) Shopping in your PJ's--good thinking, that way you can slip right back into bed when you get home :P

Sarah--wow on your shopping. I was unconscious until about 8AM on Friday :lol:

So relieved the Yeti is safe and sound with Amanda. I was getting confused as to his whereabouts...and while we're on the subject....how does Emily know his inseam measurement B) ???

:lol::lol: Yeti wind :lol::lol:

We're still painting....


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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Aw Susie,

and while we're on the subject....how does Emily know his inseam measurement B) ???

Ah...I've had to measure it, what, twice now? Once for his tux, and again for another get-up we had in mind for him...a long bathing suit perhaps? It was a heinous job, and there's no danger pay...how do I get recruited into these tasks? <_<:lol:

I'll have to tell my dad about your hubby, Sarah. He LOVES to hear that people laughed along with him through that often hilarious show. He has celiac, and I have a theory that gluten issues bring, along with all of the GI and neurological problems, a uniquely sharp, brilliant sense of humour. So many of the celiac members on this forum (paricularly we Sillies, but many elsewhere I've noticed who we're probably regularly scaring off) are funny as hell. I marvel at the wit of so many on here. I propose that it's a positive effect of the antibodies. Kind of like humoUrous brain fog... :lol:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I'll have to tell my dad about your hubby, Sarah. He LOVES to hear that people laughed along with him through that often hilarious show. He has celiac, and I have a theory that gluten issues bring, along with all of the GI and neurological problems, a uniquely sharp, brilliant sense of humour. So many of the celiac members on this forum (paricularly we Sillies, but many elsewhere I've noticed who we're probably regularly scaring off) are funny as hell. I marvel at the wit of so many on here. I propose that it's a positive effect of the antibodies. Kind of like humoUrous brain fog... :lol:

Excellent theory Emily!!....but WAIT...It's not *me* who has celiac disease :blink: ....maybe I've got the genes but NOT the coeliac eh??? ;):lol:


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required - Sir Winston Churchill

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Excellent theory Emily!!....but WAIT...It's not *me* who has celiac disease :blink: ....maybe I've got the genes but NOT the coeliac eh??? ;):lol:

Funny, Nikki, I was thinking exactly that as I was typing out my theory. You are among the funniest of any on here, and no celiac present. So yes, I believe that the HLA gene carries, along with some horrid things, a great wittiness. ;):lol:

I must peruse the other celiac message boards to further test my theory. Bet there are a lot of gaffaws there, too. I'm sure that other forums like those for eating disorders or addictions offer nothing near the laughs that the gluten intolerant boards do... :P:rolleyes:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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