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Good morning all!<br><br>
Still trying to catch up on yesterday's posts. Hard to do without caffeine! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> Here we go:<br><br><b>(((Frankie's Family)))</b><br>
Have you heard back about the offer <b>KP & Tonya?</b><br>
Glad you had a great audition <b>Moe!</b><br>
What a tragedy <b>Clare.</b><br>
How was the cake decorating class <b>RFTL?</b><br><br><b>QOY1</b> I've been posting since this summer. I cannot remember how I stumbled upon the 30's. I was fortunate to have met <b>Jill and Heather</b> in December. As you already know, they are just 2 of the nicest people ever! I look forward to meeting more!<br><br>
Thank you for all the good vibes yesterday. FIL wound up not having the procedure. There was a problem with his kidney labs (I'm not exactly sure what) so they couldn't do the procedure. He goes back to the doctor tomorrow.
 

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okay - another coolest thing ever done while in India - have a Mendi expert come and give us henna tattoos . . .<br><br><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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*yawn*<br><br>
Baby was up at 1 AM and didn't seem to want to go back to sleep. I gave her a bottle and that helped. But she was up again off and on through the night. And up for good shortly after 6. Not sure what's going on there.<br><br>
We got a wack of snow again overnight. Very marshmallowey out there.<br><br><b>Mary</b> that sounds so very cool! What a neat experience you've been having! You'll have to share some pics with us!<br><br>
Speaking of pics...a couple of you wanted to see my new haircut. I'm not all that happy with it. It's not quite what I wanted. But with the curls, I tend to get whatever I get with no real control over it. Oh well. Such is life.
 

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Just thought of this, for some reason.<br><br><b>QOD</b>: What's the biggest risk you've ever taken in your life? Did it pay off in the end or was it a major lesson learned?
 

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Good morning everyone. Hope you all have a great day. I have to admit Monday wasn't that bad at all. Yes I said it. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Morning all!<br><br>
PSA: When a friend is hesitant to compliment your new haircut, just because she suggests using a flat iron DOES NOT mean she knows what she's talking about.<br><br>
In other words, <b>Colleen</b>, I'm with you. I'm neutral about the haircut myself.<br><br>
But I'm getting a number of people who say, "Oh. you got a haircut." And then silence. Not even a polite *fake* compliment. It's not horrifying, so I dunno.<br><br>
Anyhow, good <b>QOD</b>! I'd say all my biggest risks were when I was younger. I went off to Europe as an exchange student multiple times - each time to a country where I only had basic language skills (they kept screwing up my application...when I wanted to go to France, I got Spain. When I wanted to go back to Spain, I got Germany.) I stayed a year the final time, with multiple families. Best experience ever, aka major pay off!<br><br>
I suppose I should also count as a risk the year I dropped out of university. My parents finally forced me to get the credits to finish my degree, but I lost steam. I didn't know what I was doing and would say it's a major lesson learned. Unfortunately, I didn't learn it, cause when I went back for my Master's several years later, the pressure of school and a new full-time job made me choose - and I chose work. Considering what I'm doing now and how the fact I enjoy my work most of the time and am very good at what I do, I think I made the right choice.<br><br>
But I'll have to go back to school some day. I have unfinished business there, one might say.<br><br>
All right, enough with the early morning noveling. Must go wake up for the drive to work!
 

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Morning all.<br><br>
Veeerry sleepy here. zzzzz.<br><br>
Interesting thought hit me last night. I looked it up, and the average number of steps taken per mile is 2000-2500. Considering I take small steps, I'd be at the 2500 range.<br><br>
Therefore,<br>
For a 5k - I'm taking roughly 7750 steps<br>
For a 10k - I'm taking roughly 15,500 steps<br>
For my upcoming HM - I'm looking at 32,750 steps.<br><br>
Oiy.<br><br>
And for some reason, I'm obsessing about it.... Rainman obsession levels.<br><br>
"Thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty steps. Thirty two thousand, seven hundred and fifty steps. Yeah.... yeah. "<br><br>
(I'm weird..... I know!)
 

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No response back from the offer...hopefully this morning.<br><br>
Henna tattoo huh <b>Mary</b>...pic?<br><br><b>QOD</b> - that would be easy: quitting my pretty good job in the summer of 2002 to move to Oregon with Tonya with no job waiting for me. Wait, not only no job, but no real prospects for a job. Turned out pretty well I think.
 

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Wow I'm dragging this morning.<br><br>
In some exciting and a little scary news I was given my "pager" last night at firehouse training. This means I'm officially expected to start responding to calls. Yikes. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
I'm dying to hear how <b>RFTL's</b> class was too!<br><br>
Any house news <b>K</b>? - I see you answered while I was typing my post.
 

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Excellent QOD - After 10 years as a structural engineer, I changed careers and moved into IT. Took a hefty paycut at the time, but am now making more than I would have been able to as an engineer. Did it pay off? Finacially it has, although it is not as 'cool' of a job. I used to get paid to climb bridges, now I do computer stuff. In many ways, the work I do is more stressful now - I never would get calls at home at 2 AM as an engineer. But I was travelling a crazy amount.
 

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Good morning!<br><br>
Not much happening here.<br><br><b>QOD-</b> Changing careers from social work to higher ed when I had no significant higher ed experience. I'm still paying on student loans for my MSW, but since I still use skills I learned with that degree and first career, I don't feel like it is a wasted degree. It turned out to be the best decision I ever made, because I love my job. This is a far better fit for me than social work ever was, and I can see myself doing this until I retire.<br><br>
Also, in an indirect way, that job change led to me knowing all of you. Otherwise, I probably would not have joined WW when I did (if at all), which means I'd never have known <b>Nick</b>, which means I wouldnt' have started running since he was my inspiration in the first place.
 

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<b>qod</b> and this answer was the 1st thing that popped in to my head when I read the QOD....my biggest risk - getting married.<br><br>
I didn't have time to catch up on yesterday's thread....hope everyone is doing well and those that need 'em I'm sending out positivive vibes!<br><br><b>Mandaroo</b> ((Hank)) - hope it goes ok.
 

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yeah, but wait until March when DST begins...here in Michigan sunrise on March 8 is 7:06 a.m. and then BAM it's back to a winter-ish 8:06 a.m. with the start of DST.<br><br>
I would much rather have the extra hour of sunlight in the morning.
 

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Tough <b>QOD</b>........ can't think of anything. That's not really a bad thing but you could interpret it as a bad thing that you've never "gone for it". I think my problem is that I don't know what "it" is...... thus I have not made any daring risks to achieve or obtain "it". If that makes sense. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Please don't ask questions like these to self over-analyzers like me. It will have me chasing rabbits in my head all day long. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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I found out from a post in the PRT that Active loaded some archived RR's on their new boards. Unfortunately, they only date back to late last May, so I still am unable to recover my RR from the Flying Pig. Here is the oldest one from a 30's, which features <a href="http://community.active.com/thread/19803?tstart=660" target="_blank">Flemdawg and Mr. Gobbles</a>. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Good morning!<br><br>
7:15am meeting this morning, so I am wide awake at 9! <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br><b>QOD</b> going back to school for the PhD. Definately. Oh, and dragging someone along with me to do it. I would say it all worked out well. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br><span style="color:#FF0000;">(((((Roo and Hank)))))</span>
 

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Mornin' all!!<br><br><b>Frankie</b>, good luck to your grandpa and your family. I'm kinda goin' through the same thing. Over Christmas, my grandmother was diagnosed with lung cancer. I believe it's the slow-growth type. But we're not sure of the prognosis.<br><br><b>QOD</b>: Probably buying my house, though few would call it a risk and some have called it a no-brainer.
 
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