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Good Mornin'<br><br>
Flurries in Baton Rouge last night! Flurries. I know, silly to be excited about that, but hey- we see snow about once every ten years. And! It's forcasted for Thursday. I am not holding my breath though.<br><br>
Work was insane yesterday. I'll have to catch up on the threads of the last couple of days this weekend when I have a chance. We admitted eight babies in four hours into our NICU. Weird wild stuff, I tell ya. I was so overstimulated it was crazy. So ready to get out and run this morning.<br><br>
Hope everyone has a great weekend!!<br><br>
Good vibes sent out to those who need them.
 

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Morning all.<br><br>
Fire Company annual banquet tonight - should be interesting.<br><br>
That's about all we have on tap for the weekend so far.
 

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Morning all!<br>
Waiting to go run.<br>
Hank is laying across me chewing a bone and I've got coffee. Not a bad morning.<br><br><b>LL</b> that sucks! i've been involved in many union negotiations. teachers get a rough gig. they get a lot of pressure to teach because of how it affects others...and most of them realize they are public servants and want to do that work... however, districts use that to strong arm them into crappy contracts. In my district they want to issue merrit pay (rather than step increases) based on proficiency type scores. I actually would be all over that (i teach in a testing year- my scores are typically high) however, the SS test draws on material from 2 years before mine and my district shortened my period to 45 minutes from 60. If you do that math, its an hour and 15 minutes per week. 5 days a month. 2 school weeks each grading period. Over 4 grading periods, that takes 2 months of my teaching time and I am not only responsible for my material (American history) but also 7th (ancient civilizations) and 6th (community stuff). Add into that a culturally biased test and that special needs students (in my class a kid who talks to people no one can see and pees himself if he gets pissed off...) who is going to get merit pay?<br>
Our union wanted extra pay for extra education instead and the district just said, "um. no."<br>
Further, merit pay is up to 2000 dollars. Someone got 20 not too long ago.<br><br>
Long story short, <b>LL</b>... I really hope that this gets worked out for the families. I guarantee your teachers hope so too. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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oh. in other weird news. check out this crazy text i got yesterday:<br>
hi. just me. miss me yet? miss you. try not to think too much. i do enough of that for the both of us. talk later.<br><br>
weird. i don't now who its from.<br>
sent a 'who's this' thinking it was a wrong # and that whoever sent it would just be like, "oh crud."<br>
then at 1:46 am I got a "sorry to bother you. just calling to say hi"<br><br>
what the feezy???<br>
i get drunk dialed/texted fairly regularly but typically its 'you will triumph...haaaaa' or 'luv you roo!!!!' or 'what color are your underwar?'<br><br>
this is weird.
 

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morning peeps...<br><br>
I'm just sitting here at my brand new laptop (yey! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> ) drinking gatorade ( <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> -- and I'm not kidding, it's blue) and getting ready to go back to bed. The pup woke me up with a little jingly, "please let me out" dance, but I only got to sleep at 2:30 or something and I could use another hour.<br><br><b>LL and Mandy</b>--try being a public librarian; we went without a contract for almost 2 years. By the time they'd settled the negotiations, I'd already left the system. I got a retro pay check 6 months after I left. Another year later, I got a check for the interest they didn't pay us on the retro pay. Crazy.<br><br>
Tiff[/n], while I have no idea how hard your job must be, I understand coming home wired. We start rehearsals for our show on Wed night and I know I won't be getting to bed before midnight - 1am those nights, because when I get home, I can't go to bed I'm so wound up. This will be particularly troublesome since I'm going to change my hours at work for the duration of the rehearsal sched, so I can leave earlier than I normally do, because I'll need to be at rehearsals early to deal with costume stuff. If you folks don't hear from me by April 1, send LL to rescue me, ok? <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>Oache</b>, babe, hope your night improved over your day.<br><br><b>Heater</b>, how's your back today?<br><br>
oh! karaoke was fun last night, but I didn't sing...Brian and I just played Waldorf and Statler in the audience. Brian is my new fave person...love him. <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"><br><br>
My.eye.is.tWitCHinG and making me keerazy. <img alt="huh.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/huh.gif"><br><br>
OK, back to bed for me.
 

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<b>QOW</b>, if no one minds: do you use coupons? Do you seek out discounts and coupon codes? I ask because every time I make a purchase on line, I check to see if there is a coupon code I can use. I do the same for travel and I'll look to see if there are online coupons for in store purchases. Just yesterday, I was ordering something from JJill; found a code for $25 off a $50 purchase. Hell yeah! So, yeah, I use them.
 

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<b>Roo</b> - So basically you don't miss me? <img alt="sad2.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad2.gif"> Seriously, yeah that was weird and whoever sent that text now probably thinks that whomever they were trying to send it to is being a big ol' heartless meanie.<br><br>
I have nothing fun to say. I'm getting my eyes examined at 11 AM, though I'd probably be better off getting my head examined after the strange week I just had.<br><br><b>QOW</b>: No, but I certainly should.
 

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Morning,<br><br>
Had fun at U2 3D last night! Go see it in the theater! Imax/3D was really cool! My friend kept gasping and shreaking every time Bono came out into the audience. It was funny.<br><br>
Not much on the schedule for today besides cleaning up (and a run). Staying in tonight which will be nice. I need some down time.<br><br><b>Maureen</b> being up so late didn't have anything to do with DH coming home last night did it? *wink wink* I mean, you are drinking some recovery gatorade! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Weird text <b>Mandy</b>. I once got a voice mail from an old lady saying something about some other old lady being in the hospital and they might want to go visit and stuff. I called her back and let her know that she reached a wrong number because it sounded urgent and I didn't want her to be waiting and waiting for the call! She was happy I did. I've only gotten one wrong number text. Something like "hey baby...."<br><br>
Well, gonna get some coffee in me and get on with the day! Later peeps!
 

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<b>QOD</b> - Usually cut them out and then forget to use them. Sometimes even bring them to the store with every intention to use them but then don't remember they're in my pocket until after I've paid.
 

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1! to <b>LL</b> and <b>Moe</b>, I'll be contacting you next time I'm making an online purchase to find out how to find out where to find a coupon code. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Man, I've just been busty lately. Hugs to all of you who are in need. I know that's lame but I am really sincere about it!! No time for posting, though I have lurked. I"ve even started up some multi-quotes with the interntion of replying but then didn't get to it. <sigh> I do have to say how much I <span style="text-decoration:underline;">love</span> this group of charming witty people. I laughed a lot while lurking. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Where do I go to buy more time? In 1 hour allotments please. Oh that reimnds me, I knoew it's reaallllly early but<br><br>
Dear Santa,<br><br>
If I am really good all year will you please bring me a set of <b>rockenmama</b> legs for Christmas?<br><br>
Thank you,<br>
Jen<br><br>
With that I'm off to LaCrosse for some quality nephew time, I was supposed to go last night but the weather and driving was Teh Suck - Seester Goon is off to Mexico with her hubby. Grandma is currently there fending for herslef.<br><br>
Have a great weekend everyone!
 

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Ummm, sorta. I actually went out without him (we went to dinner first), because he said he was so tired he wanted to stay home and go to bed early. But when I got home after karaoke, he was awake.<br>
So...<img alt="banana.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/banana.gif"><br><br>
Easy peasy: go to google and type in "[name of retailer]" and "coupon code" "discount code". You'll probably end up at somewhere like couponcabin.com or one of the other coupon sites. Sometimes they don't work, but you can usually find one. That's how I got the code for the running skirts, actually!
 

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Hi all -<br><br>
Took myself to a movie and dinner last night, cause I thought BF was out doing standup and wouldn't be home. I get a call at 10:30 (cause I have a book and am sitting at my local lounging over dinner) wondering where I am...the poor guy forgot he wasn't performing, so spent the whole night sitting at home by himself. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I had a lovely time altogether - I love a good book, some amazing homemade pasta and wine (Team 3, you didn't see that!).<br><br>
I have nothing scheduled for the rest of the weekend other than some cleaning and an appt with my chiro. Might have to take a nap somewhere along the line...<br><br><b>QOD</b> - sadly, no. I know it's just laziness and that I'm missing out on major discounting, but I've never developed the habit.<br><br><b>Hi BigG!</b> - Been wondering where you had gone off to...how's it going, being so <b>busty</b>? I've been like that every day since I was 17...<img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I was actually thinking just this morning about how I'd like to be <i>not</i> so <b>busty</b> <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br>
seriously.<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Morning, everyone! Happy weekend!
 

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actually... my students were just asking me about why i run and stuff and I told them about the athens race and how a friend from VA was coming and my girl from the Chi....<br>
so yeah. actually i do in a weird internet buddy kind of way.... <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><b>busty</b><br>
ima be giggling about that all day. if i'm not too <b>busty</b> to think about it.... hahahahahahahahahah
 

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Just imagine your <i>member</i> 10x larger and start running..... <img alt="cool.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif"><br><br>
They are really not as much fun for us as they are for you. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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They get in the way.<br><br>
seriously.<br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><span style="color:#808080;">(although I ran most of mine off, so not so much in the way for me any more. Woohoo!)</span></span>
 
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