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<p>Any insomniacs up with me this morning?  I didn't sleep well, probably because I was worried about sleeping through the alarms (yes, I set multiple ones).  Ended up getting out of bed before the 1st one even went off, and am now showered and just about ready to go.  Except I don't need to leave for the airport for another 1/2 hour.  I set my alarms with the idea that I might be slow moving, haha.</p>
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<p>3 and 4 on the clock dial should really be observed only once per day.  I hate getting up this early. </p>
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<p><strong>QOD:  what was your most memorable road trip to date? </strong>  Was it a planned vacation?  A spontaneous middle-of-the-night pilgrimage to somewhere cool with college friends?  Obviously I expect this one to take top honors, but my road trip to the Boundary Waters last year was pretty awesome.  I traveled with someone I had never met (we were headed up to where our mutual friend lives), and had a blast.  The road trip there and back was almost as good as the actual canoe trip we took once we got to northern Minn.</p>
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<p>On the spontaneous side, my freshman year roommate was from Pittsburgh and the Penguins won the Stanley Cup while OSU was still in session.  My roomie came into the room jumping for joy, called a bunch of friends, and immediately headed to Pittsburgh to celebrate.  I'm sure it was about midnight by the time the game was over.  I've never taken a trip like that but it always sounded like fun.</p>
 

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<p><strong>QOD: </strong> Recent was a couple years ago when Theia and I went to Boston, that was lots of fun.. I had a really fun trip to Ocean City Maryland once and tons of others to dead shows on the East Coast.  I think those were all the best because I was young and innocent and headed for some hard core partying!</p>
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<p>Well I have 5 days left at the old job and I cannot wait to get the hell out of there.  That job literally made me sick mentally and physically.  Physically in the sense that I gained a ton of stress weight and lost all time to take care of my body and heart.  Many of you know how much this job has impacted me, my family and my social life.  I am kindof on a journey of renewal now.  It already started when I got the new job.  I'm feeling so much better but I have a long way to go to get back to the old Heather.  I am back to running and working out.  I signed up for a Kundalini Yoga session that will mentally and physically help me to heal.  I can once again say Life is Good (and I haven't said that for over a year and a half).</p>
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<p>Have a great day!</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, Heather!!</p>
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<p>And Bard and Moon.  Have a wonderful trip!</p>
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<p>QOD:  I grew up with road trips nearly every weekend in the summer, so they sort of blur together.   The first major road trip with DH was memorable though.  We drove from Cincinatti to Atlanta with exactly one stop and I had to beg for 50 miles to get that one.  I've learned to get smaller drinks and he's learned I will not tolerate him passing more than one opportunity if I ask for a stop, so we're good now.</p>
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<p>Go racers go!!</p>
 

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<p><strong>QOD</strong>:  Heh, I love road trips.  I've done four cross-country trips with a friend who went to law school in Arizona but spent the summers in Boston.  One time, we went from Phoenix to New Jersey by way of Seattle.  In that trip, we covered 4500 miles in 6 days.  Lots of fun...</p>
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<p>And it looks like the two of us are actually going to go on a road trip this Fall.  I haven't been to a football game at the University of Florida in a few years, and I guess my buddy is getting nostalgic for road trips.  So we're planning on a road trip down to Gainesville this Fall, probably in November.  It looks like we'll drive from NJ to Florida on a Friday, see a game on Saturday, and drive back on Sunday.  That might be crazy, but that's the way we roll.  <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/cool.gif" style="width:16px;height:16px;" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Good Morning, My Pretties.</p>
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<p>I'm on call today but I still have a boatload of Mom-get-the-kids-ready-for-back-to-school-so-we-can-get-these-kids-out-of-our-hair things to do.  So, i'mma gonna do them. Today.</p>
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<p><strong>Heather:</strong>  I'm so very happy for you.  Having gone through a couple of years of stress and being in the wrong place, I understand the relief and comfort that you are talking about.  Happy Recovery!</p>
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<p><strong>BigG:</strong>  I love love the new look!  Very chic (That's French for Oo-La-La.  Not English for Chiclet.)</p>
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<p>QOD: The most memorable road trips for me were when my parents would pack all four kids up and take us to Fernie, BC to visit my grandparents.  It would usually be a 3 week run, with a stop in Sudbury, to visit my Mom's side of the family, and a stop in Winnipeg to visit my Dad's cousin Dooley.  Recently though, I took my boys on a trip to the 1000 Islands that can only be described as the perfect day.  I'm hoping to make more of those in the future.</p>
 

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<p>Morning peeps.</p>
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<p>Earl was a big fat nothing.  Grrr.  It didn't really start raining here til after 9, and it's bright and sunny here now.</p>
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<p>My sis is picking me up shortly, and we're taking the kids on the T to go to the Observatory at the Pru, then to lunch.  My nephew is very excited about going on the T, and the glass walkway at Copley.  heh.</p>
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<p>QOD:  I'm not much for road trips.  I can't even think of any that stand out when i was a kid (although my parents used to drive us up to Canada pretty often for short vacations), and I don't think I've ever taken one as an adult.</p>
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<p>Ok, I have one:  when I was really young, my parents took us and my grandmother up to Lake Champlain.  I remember we stayed at an old roadside cottage motel, and my mom and I walked down to this little stream behind the motel and we put our feet in the icy cold water.  I also remember we ordered takeout from somewhere.  We'd gotten little styrofoam cups of chili, and it was so hot, the plastic spoons melted in the chili.  We also went to the Petrified Forest. </p>
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That was probably 35 years ago.  Heh. Like I said, I'm not one for road trips.</p>
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<p>Morning!</p>
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<p>Today is probably a quiet day here.  We'll play it by ear. :)</p>
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<p>QOD - I have taken too many road trips to possibly remember.  When we were little my Dad would dive down from wherever he was working and pick my brother and I up for a month or 2 in the summer.  We would usually drive all over seeing whatever sites there were... I saw Boston and much of the NE this way.</p>
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<p>As a adult, I have moved across the country several times... once with my mother in a 30 foot Penske truck. :D</p>
 

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<p>Morning, everyone!  Well, last night didn't turn out like I expected.  Part way through our softball game, we were informed that we had one more game to make up at 9:00.  One of my friends showed up to watch so I told him I couldn't meet the rest of the group for dinner.  Actually, I could have since we had enough players, but they changed the plans on me and I didn't like the new plans.  Unfortunately, one of my teammates was totally missing my STFU signals and kept saying, "Oh, really, you can go."  Bah!  So, I'm pretty sure I looked like an @ss to all involved.  We froze our butts off between games (it was in the low 60s and we were all in shorts and t-shirts) and had a pretty good start to our (really) last game of the season.  I had a couple of spectacular plays at first base followed by grounding out for the third out in two consecutive innings, at which point I was benched to give our extra female a chance to play.  Boo!  The other team started to come back, but we ended up beating them by 8 runs.  The game didn't end until 10:20, though so I went home and went to bed.  Unfortunately, the 3.5 hour nap in the afternoon and 3 hour late medication came back to haunt me.  While I guess I slept, it didn't feel like it and I was troubled by realistic but crazy dreams.  Thankfully my 7 mile walk this morning was not affected.  I think I'm going to pop over to one of the friend's (who I bailed on last night) house while they watch the Mizzou game.  I'll only stay a couple of hours, but I do want to see them.</p>
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<p>Holy long update, batman!</p>
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<p><strong>BigG</strong>, I love the hair!</p>
<p>((((<strong>Heather</strong>)))) I'm glad to hear that things are turning around for you in a big way!</p>
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<p>Is Labor Day celebrated this Monday in Canada or do you guys have May 1 as your day?</p>
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<p>Hope everyone has a great weekend!</p>
 

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<p>Good Morning All,</p>
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<p>I'm at work, headed up to the stadium soon for a 12:30 kickoff.</p>
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<p>QOD: Lots of good road trips.  Winter made me think of the road trips up north of Sudbury to fish for pike with my Dad and brothers.  The move out west was pretty fun and adventuresome. From Michigan to Florida a few times and Michigan to Boston 3 times.  Oregon to LA a few times, and of course our trip up to Victoria BC last year was great.  Too tough to choose one.</p>
 

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<p>Earl is here now, although I think they've downgraded him to a tropical storm at this point.  He must be pissed about that.  hee hee!  Very windy and rainy.  And very sticky and humid.  But so far, so good.  No trees down in our yard and the power is still on.  I hope it stays that way.  Other areas of the province are getting it much worse.  It's supposed to move on fairly quickly and tomorrow is going to be a gorgeous day. </p>
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<p>Labour Day weekend so we have monday off.  Yay!  I think DH's parents have agreed to watch the girls for us tomorrow night so we can have date night at the drive in.  On long weekends they always have a dusk til dawn feature, 3 movies in a row.  I haven't been to the drive in in ages!</p>
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<p>BigG, love the new hair!  It looks so fresh!</p>
 

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<p>I opened the bag of Hint of Lime Tostitos.  I'm in big trouble now.  </p>
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<p>Thanks for all the hair love!  I'm liking the bangs area better today, now that I've gotten to do it myself. Not sure about how it wears under a hat though. I've run twice now since I got the cut, and the sides don't want to stay tucked under the hat or behind my ears and I find myself having to futz with it and retuck it, which annoys me. </p>
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<p><strong>Heather</strong> - Bad jobs can just suck the life energy out a person.  I'm glad to hear you're getting yours back!</p>
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<p><strong>QOD</strong>: Nothing special comes to mind, the good ole trippin' on acid and just driving aimlessly nowhere was always fun. <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>OK, some back to school shopping is next on the agenda!  It's a go go go weekend!  I must be in my manic phase. </p>
 

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<p>Unlike you, Bob, I am THRILLED with my team's debut game with its new head coach.  GO NOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (hee hee).<img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/headbang.gif" style="width:26px;height:28px;" title=""></p>
 

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<p>Whoa....EASY.  THERE.  High school team?  Barring one great 72 yard run and a tipped-caught-desperation throw that <em>HIGH SCHOOL TEAM'S</em> defense kicked your beloved gators asses all up and down Florida Field.  Yes, the <em>HIGH SCHOOL TEAM'S</em> offense tried to give you the game by spotting you the ball on their own 21 yard line after the dumbass fake punt and Dysert couldn't stop throwing interceptions, including the pick-six and a touchdown drive of 3 yards.<br>
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<p>That <em>HIGH SCHOOL TEAM</em> is playing it's 123 year of major college football, it's first being 1888.  Your school didn't become didn't become a university until 1905.  Oh, and we don't have any FCS schools on our schedule.</p>
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<p>No problem with you celebrating your team's win, but just because a school isn't in the SEC doesn't mean it doesn't deserve at least some respect...especially a storied program like Miami.  And if Miami is a high school team, what does South Carolina, who kicked Souther Miss's ass Thursday night, have in store for your gators?</p>
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<p>mental note to back off the Miami of Ohio jokes in the future:) </p>
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<p>The shower is over and everything turned out fine.  I came home, packed up DH and the kids for the lake, then sat down to watch PU at ND.   Next thing I know the high school trivia show the Brain Game is on.  Home alone = nap for this momma!   Now I'm eating leftovers for dinner and trying to convince myself to start on tomorrows to do list instead of just watching a movie:)</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Litchfield Hills</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69913/labor-day-weekend-fun#post_1942302"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Overnight low in the 40s and I had my first Oktoberfest brew of the year!!</p>
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I, myself, greeted the fall with a Pumpkin Spiced Latte.  Me lovey those.</p>
 

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<p>Hi all - just checking in here.  Had a great day with <strong>bard</strong> - checked out the Conservatory of Flowers (with a nice carniverous plant exhibit) and then ate a fabulous dinner at <a href="http://ubuntunapa.com/restaurant/" target="_blank">Ubuntu</a> which was absolutely delish and filling.</p>
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<p>Gonna' get up early tomorrow morn' to start the trip up to Klamath Falls.  Hope you all have some great days ahead of you too!</p>
 
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