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Unwritten
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I love the internet.
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But does the internet love you????
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Robert Nowall
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I spent most of the morning baking for a bake sale. Faux Mrs. Fields chocolate chip cookies.
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quote:
But does the internet love you????

If you go to the right websites it does....at least that's what I heard...


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I went sailing today. My son caught his first fish (and released it). We went swimming. Then we roasted marshmallows on a campfire. It was a very nice day.
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Haha haha hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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I had just enough time to bake another batch of cookies. I'm baking right now.

Ah, well, at least the add-a-word thread finally died...


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I woke up this morning looking like an Oompa-Loompa minus the green hair.
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The last time I had green hair I was happily partying along with everyone else...
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Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers out there.
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Rommel Fenrir Wolf II
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Happy New Moon,

Next Full Moon July 7th at 0921 UTC.

RFW2nd


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Lock up your children. The werewolf is out on a full moon!
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More like let out your children. What kid doesn't want to stay out all night making noise and running around?
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- It's supposed to be 106 degrees here today.
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Robert Nowall
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It's hot here today, it's gonna be hot tomorrow, and I've got to cut the lawn, go grocery shopping, and buy a new TV set.
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It's 63 degrees here, and cloudy enough that werewolves aren't much of a threat. Huge chance that my children might blow away if I send them out though.
Should I or shouldn't I?

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Do it! Do it now!!!!

haha, just kidding. Although your kids might think getting blown around is great fun....


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I am envious of everyone who lives somewhere it never gets over 100 degrees.
And even more envious of people who live where it never gets below 70 and above 90.

*sigh*


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Ha!
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I did it, but it's bizarre how the wind just kept blowing them back inside. They've got the weather rigged, I think.
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The wind was blowing them back inside or blowing /from/ their backsides? >
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I've got to weedwhack, too. Should be starting in just about an hour.
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Quote…Lock up your children. The werewolf is out on a full moon!.... End Quote

No I don’t eat kids, I eat hippies, and babies, kids just taste bad.

Anyway

I have come to the conclusion that no matter how clean your house is, how clean your NCO’S say it is, the F*^@!#% Sergeant Major will always find something wrong with it.

RFW2nd


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NCO = Husband
F*^@!#% Sergeant Major = Wife

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I protest!
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While there are many foods that taste better the next day (chili, for one), there’s only one where I actually prefer leftovers to just-cooked.

Quinoa.

It just tastes sooo much better when I reheat it for lunch the next day. What manner of witchcraft makes quinoa go from a bland (if somewhat bitter), fairly unappetizing grain to a tasty alternative to rice just by spending the night in my refrigerator???


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You know, I would have laughed at that comment not long ago, but now I've actually HAD quinoa and it really is tasty. My kids actually beg for the quinoa cakes my husband makes. Hmmm...maybe I'll go over to the recipe thread and write it down. It ain't as gourmet as most of the stuff over there, but it is healthy.
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My homemade spaghetti sauce tends to thicken up the second time around; it's better that way.

*****

I did cut the lawn this morning. Weedwhacking too. Took from 7:20 AM to 9:30 AM...after which I was completely drained.

Meanwhile on other fronts, I bought a new TV this afternoon. Was this the thread I mentioned my blinking TV problems on? After eight hundred plus posts I forget...


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My computer (or my connection) seems to have a case of the slows this morning. I've got to go offline and fiddle some with it...
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You ever write something at night, think its great, then get up in the morning read it and say 'yuck'?
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I usually say "yuck" while I'm writing it...
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My computer is still slow. I think it's the connection now: I had a bad phone call this morning where the voice on the other end scrambled on my end every other pause-to-speak---but, apparently, I could be heard fine throughout. All my stuff (cable, phones, this high-speed thing) go through the same stuff. I'll see how it goes, maybe later today, maybe tomorrow.
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When to San Diego fair last night to watch The Guess Who. My wife managed to score 6th row floor seats that normally go for a hundred bucks, for free. One of the best concerts I've seen. They put on a flawless show. The sound is really really good at the Heineken theater but wow, tremendously talented musicians. If you ever get a chance go see them.
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Bumper Sticker I saw today:
STOP CONTINENTAL DRIFT!

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Hey tnwilz,
Very cool... old guys can still rock.

Was it the whole band? I thought there was something a few years ago about Burton Cummings and Randy Bachman touring as "Bachman-Cummings" because they couldn't use the Guess Who name. Maybe all parties concerned have (figuratively) kissed and made up?


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Unwritten (and anyone else), I'd be very interested in quinoa recipes. Please go to the recipe topic and post them?
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You're right, Bachman and Cummings are not with the band anymore. But the lineup they have now has the two originals and some newer guys who have been in the band several years now. The lead vocalist is second to none, simply amazing. The guitarists are stunningly good. They did a twelve minute version of American Woman that started with a long drum solo. The drummer has been the drummer for the Guess Who since the 60's. My son was floored at how skilled old guys can be. We're actually gonna go catch the show again at the Antelope Valley fair in August where they are playing with Foreigner. Should be fun.
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A few years ago I saw Yes. I missed them when they came through Toronto on their big stadium tour, but following that they did a mini-tour of small smaller venues with Dream Theater opening (doing a "quieter" set). So I splurged for "Gold Package" tickets and drove down to London, Ontario one night after work. I was in the third row, and I remember when they came out my first thought was, man these guys looked old.

So here they are, in a hockey arena in small-ish town in Canada on a weekday night after doing who knows how many shows over the past month or two on this tour, not to mention having done this over and over again for the past 35 years... and they nailed it!

The music was flawless, they were funny and engaging, and there was such energy and electricity to their performance. As I was leaving, I thought, man these guys are professionals.


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Yes had a similar problem a few years back with the band's name as did Bachman and Cummings. I don't remember the member's name, but one of them, who had partial ownership in Yes's name, left the band and refused to let them call themselves "Yes". Instead, they decided to call themselves "Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howell". I believe they all eventually reunited and considerably shortened their name by once again calling themselves "Yes".
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Hands down best concert I have ever seen: Nine Inch Nails. Love him or hate him, the guy knows how to put on a show. My mind was blown by how thoroughly entertained I was.


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Let's see. Bands great for putting on a show. (It also depends on the venue. Some bads put on great shows in Europe, but aren't given as a good a budget in the USA.)

Testament. Hands down, the best live show I have ever seen--based on the band/crowd involvement, and being as tight as on the albums.

Great White, is second to Testament for frugal setups and winning the crowd vote.

KISS. For pushing the stunts and trademarks.

W.A.S.P. - Blackie Lawless once had pyrotechnics in a sports cup go awry, giving him burns--and a great scare that his goose (and its eggs) were cooked.

Iron Maiden. Internationally famous for their stage show, including a 3-D version of the album cover they're performing (and past albums). Huge.

Motley Crue. Again pushing the limits of stage show. They became famous for Tommy Lee's spinning drums (a stunt one-upped by Joey Jordison of Slipknot).

Rob Zombie usually has a multitude of pyrotechnics, accessories and dancing girls.

Pantera used to have a great show. (RIP Dimebag Darrel!)

And, the mother of all stage shows (not for the easily offended): GWAR. 'nuff said.

Last, but not least, a man who made his career on shocking antics (although he mostly does jumping jacks nowadays): Ozzy Osbourne.

[This message has been edited by InarticulateBabbler (edited June 25, 2009).]


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Looks like you like a lot of classic metal there, IB. Doesn't it just eat at you to see what the young people are calling "metal" these days. Insert random coughing, gargling, and incomprehensible screaming.

I miss the days of Dio and Bruce.


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I know of some touring bands who get paid varying amounts depending on how many original members actually show up on stage.

I keep missing a Fox News promo where some show or other is going to have a guest band Creedence. Do they mean whatever's left of Creedence Clearwater Revival? Or did I just mishear and did they really say Creed? Or is it some other band altogether? (And why is a rock band on a news channel in the first place?)


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My computer (or connection) is better today.

*****

My new TV came about two and a half hours ago. Picture looks good. I'll have to work with it some...have to arrange to pick up the HD channels...in a few weeks, maybe get some new DVD players...

But mainly I have to get the old one-hundred-fifty-pound TV off the cart I have it on...


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Well my insubordination caught up to me, the other day, and I was demoted to PFC. Not too bad garnet I had 5 cases ageist me and I was a SPC, so I just lost rank. To hell with it I say, I will be out in a month.

RFW2nd


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RFW2nd, I tore the ligaments in my right ankle during the fifth week of basic back in 1992. I had actually entered as a specialist, which was in itself a serious mistake, but was demoted to PFC when I refused to sign the restart papers that would put me back in the third week after 3 1/2 months of double fire guard duties and rock garden details (not including the pots and pans and latrine duty that came after the ankle healed and my subsequent refusal). There is life after an Article 13.

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philocinemas: I think that was Chris Squire. Incredible bassist, but apparently didn't always play well with others.

Yes was amazing in their heyday, and they can still nail it, for sure. Their best work, IMO, was on Close to the Edge, though the Relayer album was very underappreciated. Owner of a Lonely Heart and its containing album was only Yes by coincidence, so I don't include it.

Trivia Time: I once heard it said (no idea whether it's true or not) that Jon Anderson considered the lyrics to be part of the instrumentation. The meaning of the words was not as important as how each word sounded with the other instruments. He thus took "voicing" of the vocals to mean the same thing it means when one speaks of the "voicing" of an instrument. Very interesting. If you listen to their work with that in mind, you can hear the truth of it whether it was a conscious effort on his part or not.

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I really enjoy Anderson's vocals, they are always very expressive. I haven't heard anything recent, but I have liked most of Yes's music over the years and I own 3 or 4 CDs. I particularly liked his "Loved by Sun" from the movie Legend.
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I really like the thought of 900 posts. It's getting really close. I think I will pop an M&Ms dark in my mouth and contemplate that achievement for a second before I head back to work...

[This message has been edited by Owasm (edited June 25, 2009).]


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Wow. Michael Jackson is dead. Wow.
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