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You should see my Angus Young AC/DC imitation. I've been perfecting it since 8th grade.

My husband is a dork too- according to him I was the "cool one" because I was a cheerleader :ph34r: (cannot believe I just publicly admitted that). He appeals to my inner dork :wub:

Carla- I love it- I met him at a frat party, he was cute, I needed a date. Ah, whatever :P

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You should see my Angus Young AC/DC imitation. I've been perfecting it since 8th grade.

My husband is a dork too- according to him I was the "cool one" because I was a cheerleader :ph34r: (cannot believe I just publicly admitted that). He appeals to my inner dork :wub:

Carla- I love it- I met him at a frat party, he was cute, I needed a date. Ah, whatever :P

Aren't all husbands dorks? Bachelors, now THEY know how to have fun and run with the in-crowd :)

I could never pull off the whole Angus skirt...er kilt thing : )

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He wears knickers silly

<-------------------------- See new avatar (only temporary!)

Maybe that's why I was a dork...girls dig knickers, not kilts...I always get that messed up <_<

Confused w/ Bon Scott maybe I should eat a Donut

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Okay, I was in BAND, I DO NOT know all the groups and guitar players very well, though I listen to almost any music as long as it's not on my 16 year old son's ipod, not rap, and not country. So, WHO is that in your avatar, Richard?

Bev, that's exacty what happened!! I'll say now that he's just some guy that I picked up at a frat party and he's been following me around ever since! Adam says it wouldn't be nearly as funny if it weren't TRUE!! He actually picked me out of the crowd and came over and introduced himself.

And -- YOU WERE A CHEERLEADER!!!!! :lol::lol::lol: Never would have guessed that in a million years!!!!!

Speaking of band, must go cook dinner, I'm STILL a band geek and have band tonight. My first time with the band where we've moved to!!

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OMG our trampoline-jumping, cosmo-drinking loose cannon Bev - - a CHEERLEADER????? can't picture it.....

I have told a funny and true story on the "I cheated and nothing happened" thread that I think y'all will get a kick out of. Page 4, I think, maybe page 3. Please note that I didn't confess to this incident until much havoc was wreaked and many months later..... :ph34r:

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OMG our trampoline-jumping, cosmo-drinking loose cannon Bev - - a CHEERLEADER????? can't picture it.....

yep- it's true. I used to scream so lud I would hyperventilate! What? Do I not seem hyper enough to y'all?

richard- That picture is so clearly Bon Scott!!!!! He even has uhmm... a reference to one of their more popular songs about things that swing left and right....hanging from his kilt.

Angus must run.

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My 13 yr old daughter is an AC/DC fanatic! She knows the complete history from birth onward of every single member of that band! I raised that girl with a great taste in music! No Britney Spears crap in our house!

Okay, here's one fer ya:

Why Men Have Better Friends

Women's Friends:

A woman didn't come home one night. The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend's house. The husband called his wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew what she

was talking about.

Men's Friends:

A man didn't come home one night. The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's house. The wife called her husband's 10 best friends. Eight of them confirmed that he had slept

over, and two claimed he was still there.

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Fiddle Faddle-

I know you posted about this awhile back, but I wanted to address it:

"I had been told that my IgG will always be elevated, even after being gluten-free for extended periods--but it shouldn't be through the roof like when you're eating gluten. I was also told that my thyroid antibodies will always be elevated, even though my Hashimoto's is supposedly under control with Synthroid.

At any rate, that's what I'd been told--whether or not that is accurate, I couldn't tell you! Anybody know more details?"

From what I know, there are two thoughts on this. One is Dr. Fine's tests, in which he says it can take years for your numbers to go down (his nurse specifically told me this on the phone).

The other, more traditional sense, is that on a well-controlled gluten free diet, your #s will go down. Dr. Green, in his book, states, that after 6-12 months on a g diet, your blood tests are usually negative. He specifically says that if "they never become negative, there is a serious question of whether the patient is on a gluten free diet. Patients should definitely expect a definite trend down, even if it takes a year or more to become negative. Minor dietary contaimation will not keep antibody levels high. Blood tests may fluctuate up and down for several reaosn, incluing the use of different laboratories. But these fluctuations should not be dramatic if gluten is not being ingested."

So, from this (and what I have read about others), if you are talking the traditional method of bloodwork, the numbers SHOULD go into the negative range at some point, and should no longer be elevated at all. Even by Dr. Fine's methods, after some point, they should go down and be "normal" again. Now, I don't know how "refractory celiac" plays into this in terms of bloodwork.

(I don't know anything about thyroid, so I can't offer any insight there).

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Is this still active to how we met out spouses, ok, probly so.........

As my girls tell the story:

I met my husband, while he was hosing down his Pitts. Dropped out of college and joined the Circus and worked as a hooker on Sundays during the summer.

Sound interesting? Real version:

I met my husband when he was washing down his "Pitts" airplane (Curtis Pitts, designer of acro-plane)

He joined me at the "Flying Circus Arodrome", in Virginia. I flew in a 1929, Consolidated Feeet, bi-plane, and we did a simulation of a "air-mail pick-up" as it was done in the early years of mail delivery........AND, I worked the HOOK.

Jim was the acrobatic flyer for the show.

OOOP, I took tooo much time to post this, that the post has morfed in to...........who knows :P

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My bloodwork initially was well over 100. Subsequent biopsy showed complete villous atrophy. This was in 2003 (or 2004, can't remember).

Latest bloodwork this year my number was 13, well within range. Subsequent biopsy showed absolutely no improvement in my villi. Totally flat. I have been gluten-fre for over 3 years now and bloodwork has proven that the diet has been followed to the letter. Hence the diagnosis of refractory.

So in regards to refractory, I don't know about others, but my bloodwork numbers definitely came down, but my villi are too far gone to bounce back.

Karen

Terry and I met through baseball. His team used to go into alot of tournaments and they always got the girls from my team for the tournaments as their girls were, quite frankly, not very good! :P

Well, after the first tournament, Terry started "just popping over" to our games to say hi. Finally, after about 1 month, the guy got up the courage to actually ask me out! It's a good thing that I am patient! Not to mention the fact that it took over 1 year of dating for him to say the "I love you" words!

The clincher: After dating for 4 years, every time I brought up the subject of :o "committment" :o , I got shot down like a Scud Missile. Finally, I got fed up and one day a couple of weeks before Christmas, I called him up and told him we needed to talk. I went over there and told him that I was breaking up with him because, quite frankly, I was 29 and was not wasting any more time on him. He almost had a heart attack when I first said I was breaking up with him as he had already bought the engagement ring! I told him I didn't believe him, he was just saying that, and he walked over to the drawer and pulled it out to show me!

14 years later, the rest is history!

Karen

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So, WHO is that in your avatar, Richard?

The "late" Bon Scott. Original frontman for AC/DC. One of those rockers that lived hard and died too young. :(

http://www.answers.com/topic/bon-scott

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Is this still active to how we met out spouses, ok, probly so.........

As my girls tell the story:

I met my husband, while he was hosing down his Pitts. Dropped out of college and joined the Circus and worked as a hooker on Sundays during the summer.

Sound interesting?

VERY INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It explains a lot. :P

Karen- I'm glad your kids rock out to Ac DC. As it should be!

Richard- I didn't know the late Bon Scott was resurrected as one of the stars of "A@*ses of Fire"!

SUSIEQ_ YOU LOOK GORGEOUS IN YOUR NEW AVATAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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yep- it's true. I used to scream so lud I would hyperventilate! What? Do I not seem hyper enough to y'all?

richard- That picture is so clearly Bon Scott!!!!! He even has uhmm... a reference to one of their more popular songs about things that swing left and right....hanging from his kilt.

Angus must run.

Rick-um,

Rack-um,

Ruck-um,

Take that ball and really FIGHT!! :)

I know the pic is BS...I hadn't visited the AC/DC spot in my brain in a long time...got a few cobwebs in there. (he's got the biggest...)

So you're a headbanging air guitaring trampoline jumping ex-cheerleader?

You aren't a member of the KISS army are you? :huh:

Do they really make underoos with classic metal bands? :huh:

Richard- I didn't know the late Bon Scott was resurrected as one of the stars of "A@*ses of Fire"!

I had some deliciuos Enchilada soup on Monday night. Alas it didn't agree with me(not glutened). Let's just say it was a rough night at my house :ph34r:

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I had to hit refresh to see Susan. How beautiful you are!!

OK if we are talking about how we met our spouses, here goes. We met in a Country Western bar in Great Falls, Montana on March 22nd, 1963. He was sitting at an extended table - the same one my parents and I were sitting at. I passed hubby as I was coming back from the potty and the first words he said to me were "who is that gossipy old couple your with". We got married on April 20th, 1963 in a church with 200 guests. So after a 29 day lets get to know each other we tied the knot. We have been married for 43 years - not always happy, but will worth the trip. We are both glad we have had staying power.

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Richard....PLEEEEEEEZ explain your new photo......... :lol::lol::lol: that's what I THOUGHT would happen after donut binge....and...nothing. Crazy.

Bev - I got brave and let my friend photograph me last night! :o As I HATE having my picture taken, but we were having lots of laughs and I was feeling exhorbitantly better than the day before (when I was in HELL).....and I have hijacked my mom's digital camera......

okay, just a drive-by, and I don't even HAVE a stinkin' story about how I met my spouse.....YET. :angry: I suppose I should get out more, he most likely won't find me in my state of seclusion..... :huh:

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Richard....PLEEEEEEEZ explain your new photo......... :lol::lol::lol: that's what I THOUGHT would happen after donut binge....and...nothing. Crazy.

I ate this soup: http://www.foodservicedirect.com/index.cfm...da_Soup_Mix.htm

It was delicious, but boy did i pay for it. I wasn't glutened, but it must have too spicy for my system. This sucks because I love spicy food :( I bought some chicken wings to make Buffalo wings...now I'm having 2nd thoughts <_<

Mary's not a big fan of mine when fire shoots out my back pocket :huh:

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Susan, you should definately get out more!! Beautiful picture!

Beverly, I can picture you yelling, LOL, and you do seem to be hyper enough, it's the cheering part I can't picture!

Great "met my husband" stories. After taking my hubby to the dance ... I then thought he was the biggest jerk I had ever met (long story -- he's my Mr. Darcy), so when I started going out with him again, I won the "I'll never go out with Adam B. again" award during my sorority award night. They made it up specifically for me! :lol:

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I suppose I should get out more, he most likely won't find me in my state of seclusion..... :huh:

Indeed you should! If for nothing else than our entertainment. :P It's like gluten-free Greys Anatomy on a 15" TV with no sound :lol:

Give yourself some credit. I bet if you went out somebody would buy you a drink. Baby steps...BTW, did you get some sod? :huh:

Keep smiling :)

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Methinks you need some donuts to calm the fire. :lol:

Only if they are the same magic donuts you eat :P

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I had to hit refresh to see Susan. How beautiful you are!!

OK if we are talking about how we met our spouses, here goes. We met in a Country Western bar in Great Falls, Montana on March 22nd, 1963. He was sitting at an extended table - the same one my parents and I were sitting at. I passed hubby as I was coming back from the potty and the first words he said to me were "who is that gossipy old couple your with". We got married on April 20th, 1963 in a church with 200 guests. So after a 29 day lets get to know each other we tied the knot. We have been married for 43 years - not always happy, but will worth the trip. We are both glad we have had staying power.

That's right - that's why you and I have a special bond - you got married on the day I was born, April 20, 1963!

Hugs.

Karen

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Susan - This might be of interest to you. Sort of a how to get back in the game.

:huh:

This is the only guy that I know of that comes knocking.

http://www.users.on.net/~nodez0rs/Bud/Orig/guy-ups.JPG :P

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Give yourself some credit. I bet if you went out somebody would buy you a drink. Baby steps...BTW, did you get some sod? :huh:

Yes, they did buy me drinks the last two weekends I went to my niece's pub (well not her pub but she bartends there).....oh and later found out one of these guys is BEYOND unsavory from something he did to a friend of mine when she was 16- - - -- I will not divulge the details......but next time I see him am going to give him a big piece of my mind :angry:

When I went back to get the sod, they had finished and were gone.....but MORE places needed to be sodded, am going back in minutes...... :P

Only if they are the same magic donuts you eat :P

these were definitely some magic miracle donuts. that morning, I was in one of the biggest fogs of recent memory....and things only got better and I am feeling fantastic todaya. Am absolutely flummoxed, I tell you! Maybe in a few months I"ll do it again.... :ph34r:

Hey Crazy, what WAS that Japanese video? I don't have the patience :P

Oh, here's a question for our lone male (or anybody else because this issue is HUGE For me and I need input).....one of the reasons I don't date is because I don't really think that a guy will date a girl who is unemployed. In fact, that is the reason I stay in seclusion and am only around trusted friends and family, who know my story and my challenges. So....I have some good answers for that dreaded "so what do you do?" question.....("I was in retail management and am now on a sort of sabbatical, working as an artist and also working for a writer.") this answer is true and satisfying for people.....but, it's a heartache for me, because I still am on disability, and not earning enough income, not able to work full-time/pull my weight, and my brain is mush, and there are days that I feel trampled and run over by a semi-truck....so, WHO would date me, after scrutinizing my life at any length? Other than that UPS guy who needs to bleach his teeth? :lol: So that's why I hide out....don't want to explain my story and don't want to be judged. :(

gotta go try to get some grass now. no, not the kind you smoke. ;)

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Susan, you will like this. My dad is very wealthy, lives in a VERY large house on the water in Florida, and was fixed up with a woman by a friend. She called him before the date and cancelled because she just couldn't bring herself to go out with another man who didn't have a job!!! :lol::lol::lol: Dad just said that he understood. :lol::lol:

Don't say you're unemployed ... where you get your money is no one's business but your own. If your health comes up, say that while you've been off from your regular job you are working as an artist and a writer (that way if you mention disability, it sounds like you're still keeping as busy as you can on days you feel good, which you are). If your health doesn't come up, just say your an artist and a writer. Until things get a bit more serious, it's no one's business. It's not like you're going to be asking him for money!!

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