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Yippee! Susie is back! :wub:

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Unless 8 of those hours are meditation and intertube water polo, you have lost your mind.

I have been searching for "coffee stirrers". You know the little straws or even better, the little sticks you stir a cup of coffee with? They only exist at Starbucks? Not at Costco, Walmart, a grocery store,Target, office supply store (they have cups and coffee makers) or Bed, Bath & Beyond. Guy at BB&B suggested i get the craft popsicle sticks.

We got them at our local Walmart. You could also try Sams?

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Hey! Whaddayaknow? A Spruezelle sighting!

Annual poop-in or hangin around some?

[60s Batman TV announcer voice] "Tune in tomorrow, same bat-time, same bat-channel" but "scat" for bat.

Wow Shadow, quite a courseload! Have you done 18+ credit sems before?

When I've overloaded, something inevitably gets less attn than it should. I ended up dropping one so I could get the most from the others.

(Astrology=Astronomy?) :unsure:

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I see nothing's changed ;)

Ain't it grand :rolleyes:

SOOZLE!!!!!!!

:wub::D:wub::D:wub::D:wub::D:wub:

Yippee!!!

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HiYa SuZee. Good to see you here. I was just thinking of you! I came across the word ameliorate today in a book I'm reading. . . you're the only person I know who uses that word.

Love how tom managed to work in "poop-in" and "scat" into his post with just the mere presence of Suzelle. :lol:

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Yippee! Susie is back! :wub:

WB!!

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SOOOOOOZLE!! :D:D:wub::wub:

And Wolfie -- heavy semester... . . ... :blink: . . ..man, just ONE upper level history course would have me quakin'....and astrology?. . .. :unsure: .. . like, scorpio, pisces, rising signs, etc.?.....

Kherrighnne, don't bother with any coffee stir sticks.....ya got parents/grandparents standing around in an arena all day -- they'll get so they just use their finger to stir it, trust me....

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Annual poop-in or hangin around some?

Back fer good, me hopes! :)

Love how tom managed to work in "poop-in" and "scat" into his post with just the mere presence of Suzelle. :lol:

:lol: :lol: Good old school psillie! Love it! :D

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We got them at our local Walmart. You could also try Sams?

Don't belong to Sam's. Just got back from trying the other Walmart & found some of the little straw kinds. They had 2 boxes. Must be a big demand for coffee stir sticks.

HI Suze!

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Just a thought, Kerrighnne--if you go with the wine, you won't need stir sticks B)

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Don't belong to Sam's. Just got back from trying the other Walmart & found some of the little straw kinds. They had 2 boxes. Must be a big demand for coffee stir sticks.

Don't office supply stores have these? I could swear they'd be at an OfficeDespot(sp?)-type store.

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I thought that too, Pataughmn but K said she checked there.

Sometimes it's crazy that you can't find something that you know you've seen a million times. Recently, I searched everywhere I could think of to buy kitchen matches. Not the book kind, or the real long ones. Finally found some at the second Wal Mart I checked.

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....Well, I'll go check -- there may be a box at the bottom of my ho'tub... . . .... (speakin' of old-school psilly)..... :rolleyes:

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****SNACKLE***** :lol: :lol: :lol:

Ohhhh, yes, the Old School Psill pstuff.......SO FAB, and nowhere else but here, pholks ;)

ameliorate, why YES, I DO like that word Gianknit !!

ho'tub ;)

Hi everybody :) Missed you nutballs, will check in more often, NOT just a POOP-IN, methinks....but this danged computer is SLOW AS MOLASSES :angry: proabaly cloged with SCAT.

stirring sticks ??? what in hell is this big crisis ? :lol: do you have a Smart and Final back there? (or, Fart and Smile as we like to call it) they will have stirring sticks up the wazoo, fo' shizzle.

I don't even know what these sticks are FOR. :lol:

back outside.......heavy yardwork and there is in fact POOP on the bottom of my shoe (which I left outside).....natch <_<

love me psills !! :wub:

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will check in more often, NOT just a POOP-IN

Gonna hold ya to that! ;)

Now go hose off that shoe :lol:

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Hmmmmmm . . . <_< . . . <drumming fingers on the table>

It's after 5:00 . . . where the hell are you guys???

So(a)ring high among the clouds. Went down the back to the galley place where flight attendants hang out to get a bandaid for the piece of thumbnail I mostly pulled off on the seat hinge, and found a party going on :D Mostly bloody mary's though so got me a glass of whine. Why, oh why do they make you pull down the shades so peeps can't watch clouds so other peeps can watch those dumb carved up movies they show -- well, maybe it does keep the kids quiet :rolleyes: The back section of the plane was filled with a Koru (ANZ club members) Care group of disadvantaged kids and their carers who had spent two weeks in CA courtesy of the airline (flight attendants gave up their airmiles :) ), now there's an aaawww for ya!!!

Just voted! Line was long already. I showed up right about 6am as thier were opening and got out about 647am. Line was longer when I left then when I arrived.

We voted at the library on Oct.30 - yep, Nevada is a state with early voting. Full electronic machine experience without the lines :lol: and I had to return my books anyway.

I am predicting "to close to call" to night, and a long drawn out post election battle. Have been predicting that for months now. Time to test my prediction i guess. ;)

So much for that prediction :P

Shoulda met up for a post-election party/sleepover.

"We will drink until we have a president - and then we will drink to the president! (Because by then, none of us will really care who got elected....)"

Sounds like a dangerous precedent.....

Right.

I've had the comforter on the past 2 weeks. Our bedroom is over the garage--coldest room in the house even with the heat on.

Obvious solution is to heat the garage :P (or at least put some bats batts (thinking of Shadow Spook here) in the ceiling).

Esd that a genyouwhine psoozle return, or just a teaser??? Hi, Psoozle. Hang around, dangit, we need ya.

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Shroom!! Are you really in the air right now?

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I don't even know what these sticks are FOR. :lol:

They are the only thing apart from one's finger with which to scoop out the cinammon/chocolate flavored foam from a capucchino (and a darned poor job they do of it, too ---finger would do much better job but a little gauche and a trifle embarrassing.

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I was in the air at the time of which we are speaking. You know B) I wouldn't use forbidden electronics during flight, surely??? Moi??

It is as cold here right now as it was in Nevada :ph34r: No summer attire yet.

Clay finally got computers running on Airport Express wifi (slow as molasses, as if the board wasn't slow enough now) until the hoped-for real fix tomorrow. Housesitter says they all went out at once, but ISP says our router is pingable. Maybe it is old and tired - can only get it up every now and again.

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Maybe it is old and tired - can only get it up every now and again.

Perhaps today's viagra spammer could be of some assistance?

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SOOOZLE!!!!!

YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub:

(Did you notice wub face 2 and 3 have paired up? What's up with that?)

edit: Nevermind. They snuck apart after I posted :rolleyes:

AND it's not just a drive-by??????? :D

I am ecstatic!!!!!!!!!!

BTW.........it may not be your computer. We's all slow as molasses <_<

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.....in January....

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Hi Leeeeersuia!!!!

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And tomorrow I will be doing a flash mob!!!!!!!

Not our dance club doing a couple's routine like before, this is the gen-u-wine thing!

I won't mention the event it's for yet because.........shhhhhhhh.....it's a secret!!!

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Hi Leeeeersuia!!!!

Hi Pattikins!!!!!!

What's this about January? Must be talkin about my birfday ;)

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