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Hi.<br><br>
where is everyone?
 

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Still sleeping I guess.<br><br>
Wish I was too.<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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MoeZes (any better than Moe??) I was getting in my morning VRAA stuff and kicking Hank off my yoga mat. Apparently, doggie yoga is lay on your back, kick your legs in the air and wait for a tummy rub.....<br>
and is it extra resistance if Hank was putting his toys on me while i was doing core work???
 

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Still very very sleepy. <img alt="" src="http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/mornincoffee.gif" style="border:0px solid;">
 

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Good morning. I've been sleeping in lately. Coffee helps.<br><br>
Yay, <b>Heather</b>, for becoming a new mama!
 

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Actually got up on time this morning (5:30) so I could roll out of bed, throw on sweats and head to work to hit the gym. We are having a lunch for someone in my group today so I wouldn't be able to get a workout then and after work today I'm picking up O'Malley (which is an hour drive from work and an hour drive home) so I had to earn those VRAA points somehow!<br><br>
Now I would like to go back to bed please.
 

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I hit snooze a lot this morning! yawn! It rained here last night and was below freezing tihs morning so walking the dog was a treat! and the car, encased in ice!! This is awesome!<br><br><img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Morning,<br><br>
Well, I woke up at 4 am for about an hour and a half. Couldn't shut the damn brain off. Finally got back to sleep about 30 mins before the alarm. <img alt="sad.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/sad.gif"> I really really don't want to take meds to sleep, but this is getting ridiculous! I can't remember the last decent night of sleep I got. Hopefully next week will be a bit calmer!<br><br>
Anyway, not much else! Just trying to finish grading the midterms. I hate grading. Have I mentioned that?<br><br>
Ciao!<br><br>
Oh, <b>Mandy</b>- that definitely counts! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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Morning folks. Had a nice dinner last night, and a surprise round of birthday singing by the staff + a birthday icecream at Longhorns... though <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><i>it's nowhere near my birthday</i></span>. The friend we had dinner with.. he and some other folks apparently get a kick out of 'surprising' their fellow table-mates with the usual 'free dessert' and singing ruckus reserved for one's birthday.<br><br>
I've been privy to seeing this happen before, but always thought it was rather annoying. (guess it's because I've been a server before, and dreaded the "oh. it's so and so's birthday today!" stuff. )<br><br>
Anywho.. our friend decided last night that I would be a good target for the prank. Hmph. I had no idea I was the victim until a bowl of ice cream was placed in front of me, with a bunch of longhorn staff circling the table, doing their birthday chant.<br><br>
I'm up for ideas on getting him back. It won't be the same thing, but revenge will be mine at some point.....<br><br>
Suggestions are welcome......
 

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PS.<br><br>
(this is a rather long post, but something I wanted to share about Maggie and the rescue agency where we adopted her)<br><br>
As most, but not all of you know, it's been one week since our Maggie girl ended her journey in this life, and took her steps into the next one. It has been a long week, full of grief and sadness, but also one where I've realized how very happy and secure Maggie was with us. She certainly could not have been loved any more, by another family.... that's for sure.<br><br>
On our website, I have updated her webpage. <a href="http://www.mindspring.com/~ladykickbxr/Allen%20Page/Maggie.htm" target="_blank"><span style="color:#0000FF;">http://www.mindspring.com/~ladykickb...age/Maggie.htm</span></a><br><br>
On it, I have added a section about <b>Atlanta Pet Rescue</b> - the rescue agency where we found Mags, back in November of 2002. Upon learning of her passing, their staff put up a small memorial to Mags on their section of the website dedicated to furry friends that people have lost over the years.<br><br>
As part of the memorial, people are invited to 'leave a flower' for a pet. Leaving a flower is actually a process of making a $10 donation to the agency.<br><br>
If you are so inclined, I invite you to check out APR's website, and if you feel that they are a good rescue agency, to make a small donation (tax deductible) to help support their operations. If you choose not to donate, that is certainly fine. There are no expectations attached with this post... only an open invitation. I guess I am now realizing how much their agency helped me, by giving our home the chance to share so much love and joy with Maggie over the past five years, and in turn, I wanted to help their agency, if I could.
 

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Hey everyone. I know I've been absent (and absent-minded) lately. I hope you are all doing well! Hopefully work and life will start to settle down so I can play more regularly.<br><br>
xoxox
 

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Hey all. Would've love to have slept in myself last night - ugh! Have a feeling this small coffee might not be enough today<br><br><b>((((Theia))))</b> - dear, absent-minded is <b>not</b> what you are considering what you've gone through the past several days. Just get yourself all healed up and we'll still be here<br><br>
General question - have high gas prices started altering your driving habits even more than usual nowadays? I realized yesterday I blew off a kickoff get-together with an open-water class I swam with on occasion last year (just too far away) and walked a mile & a quarter total to and from the pool. How about you all?
 

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<b>QOD</b> (I guess it's the QOD) I think for me it's a combination of high gas prices AND concern for the environment, but I definitely drive less, carpool more, and walk to whatever errands I can in my suburban life.
 

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Mornin' everyone!<br><br>
We got a bit more snow last night. Will it ever end. *sigh*<br><br>
I've got a big day of cleaning the car out and packing, getting ready for the trip home tomorrow. I'd like to get to the store at some point to get some decorations for my sister's party, too.<br><br>
QOD: Yes. We don't go to as many places as we used to and it's sad.
 

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Actually gas prices have been affecting my driving habits for over a year now. I live well north of town and my group of friends insist on going downtown every weekend (sometimes 2-3 nights!) and they almost never come up here (even though several of the group live up here, too). So, I've stopped going out with them as often. Or if I do, I make sure we carpool. In addition to the gas, there's a toll to pay ($1, but still!) and parking (often $10+) and entry, then drinks! Why pay all that, when I can stay comfy in my apt for free (well, rent is already paid for!) and drink a 6 pack if I wanted for less than the price of parking?! I also try to be efficient with errands and I carefully plan out the best route so I'm not wasting gas getting groceries and such.<br><br>
Good question, Moon! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
Back to grading.....
 

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Qod: I'm lucky in that I work only about 9 miles from the house, so it's a short drive each day. However, even as little gas as I use, I've found that I'm less likely to consider driving 30 minutes to a nearby city for various things. (checking out new toys at Circuit City, running clothes at Sports Authority, etc.)<br><br>
Also, I'm not driving to Stone Mountain for 'outdoor miles.' That decision probably has to do with both the gas $$, plus the fact that hubby got me a Garmin, so I can run in my own town, and only drive 9 miles to find a decent running spot, rather than 45 to Stone Mountain.<br><br>
So yeah.. I guess the price of gas has somewhat effected my driving habits.
 

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<b>QOD</b> - Not really. I only use my car for driving back and forth to my office and an occasional errand. I fill my tank once every 10-11 days, so an additional dollar or two to fill up isn't enough to make me change my habits.
 
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