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Word For The Day, Friday, May 13, 2005
05/13/05 | xsmommy

Posted on 05/13/2005 5:31:52 AM PDT by Slip18

Friday, May 13, 2005

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “word for the day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the “word of the day”; in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.


Dodgeball Day!

Subbie Slip has given her whip, handcuffs and legcuffs to xs today.

The rest of the stuff is locked up in my drawer. I’m just letting all the new students know that we behave as if we were ladies and gentlemen in here. Those two words “as if” can get you an A if you make the subbie laugh.


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To: Texan5; xsmommy; gwmoore; patton; Robert A. Cook, PE
Hey, GE Group,

Was just surfing the thread while watching TV with mrsgwmoore, and noted that small flame war erupted re money/finances/cks/etc. I just got my butt chewed out by the aforesaid mrsgwmoore for purchasing another "toy" (actually several) since I hold a C&R FFL and am a Collector of Curios and Relics, O-Fish-UL by the BATFE, etc. I couldn't resist an 1873 Springfield .45-70 Trapdoor, a 1903-A3 Springfield in .30-06 with the rare rear peep sight, and a modern 12GA "slug gun" of which I had to do the "instant ck" and yellow sheet, since my C&R doesn't cover the newly manufactured firearms. I,having reverted to my "X-games" persona, thought the "slug gun looked cool" with the mil-dot scope, and heavy barrel, looks like an M-79 "thumper", and gwmoore lost his "grounding" for a few tics.....

I have just had to receive a long lecture concerning "Why the hell would you spend money on those "guns" with recoil that will put you in a wheelchair??? " I hope you're pleased with yourself", and various other statements to bring gwmoore back down from his past adrenozoic thought plateau... she then dropped the Nuclear Option "GW, you are NOT in Vietnam anymore,nor are you in your 20's and I don't believe there is any real possibility of WWIII or "The Day After" occurring in the next week or so. You are not going to have to make "the last stand" at our home" YOU ARE DISABLED. DEAL WITH IT"

I again,had no lucid response LOL....I couldn't even bear to explain the improper use of the word "guns"..and simply replied "Why, hon, it's an investment, these never lose any value [huge collector grin]. Ok things are back to normal, but the ever vigilant mrsgwmoore made sure she called me up short on things financial, even if they were a gold plated investment, sure to maintain, and increase in value. I still plan to shoot these fine weapons, once I am assured the final CStainlessteel is fully integrated into my infrastructure. It is, obviously, stronger than the original material, and able to take far more stress..... next up, the push to obtain an AR-50 in .50BMG as a Barrett is somewhat out of reach at this time, and would severely displease mrsgwmoore.

Anyone have any good ideas for justifying an AR-50? heheheheh [conspiratorial leer] It would be a wonderful addition to the gwmoore collection of fine firearms..

Greg

401 posted on 05/14/2005 6:37:40 PM PDT by gwmoore (As the manual for the Russian Nagant revolver states: "Target Practice:'At the Deserter, FIRE' '')
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To: gwmoore
If I were to go out and buy a BMG, I think my solution would be - not to tell her.

LOL.

402 posted on 05/14/2005 6:57:27 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: Gabz; Texan5; patton
well it was a very enjoyable evening, as i knew it would be, once i had the dinner stuff put together. for one thing, although we didn't know the parents of her little friend well, we did know they were republicans, bc xsbrownie had bonded with the boy over being republicans, during the election. they are exceptionally nice people, and rather than just talk about the kids the entire time, we had great a great political discussion, the mom had actually been a political appointee in the Reagan admin, and xshub got to get up on his soapbox to opine on judicial nominations and his experiences in the Senate during Bork,Kennedy and Souter confirmations. we had kids eating in one room, adults in the other. a good time was had by all.

oh and xshub got his just desserts for the impromptu invitation, bc the storm struck right as he had put the teriyaki chicken on the grill... and he had to risk life and limb to monitor it...

403 posted on 05/14/2005 6:59:09 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

and both halves of the couple apologized profusely, knowing that xshub had extended the invitation without me being present. it worked out very well and i am glad they came.


404 posted on 05/14/2005 7:00:42 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

Oh, man. LOL. Revenge from heaven.


405 posted on 05/14/2005 7:11:38 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: xsmommy

hee-hee.........

Glad you had a good time.


406 posted on 05/14/2005 7:39:30 PM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: xsmommy
This is one of those rare occasions when I am so glad to be ME -- and NOT that nitwit xshub.
I'd sooner slap myself on the head with a 2X4 than pull a stunt like that. Bwaaaaaaahahahahaha.
407 posted on 05/14/2005 8:28:22 PM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: xsmommy

I'm so glad it all worked out well and that your family and theirs share common views. Imagine the horror of being stuck for hours with a liberal couple-I'd either be in a padded room or jail in an hour or less.

By the way, I just howled when I read about xshub grilling the chicken teriyaki in the storm-talk about divine retribution...


408 posted on 05/15/2005 4:48:46 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Gabz; xsmommy

Morning! I've got a funny story related to the water company/HOA battle to share-

Last night at the restaurant, we had just sat down at the table our neighbors had claimed for us when my realtor friend and her husband walked in the door. Since everyone is acquainted, we pulled up two more chairs and they joined us. The realtor and I told hubby's co-worker's wife all about the sale of the house to the couple with the 4 horrid kids and the falls churcher neighbor from hell, and she really got a laugh out of that. My realtor friend's husband told us about an encounter she had last week with a boatload of 4 male employees from the water company we were in court with a couple of weeks ago, who disembarked on their dock and thought to come snooping on their waterfront-probably because she was one of the people who gave damaging testimony about them under oath at the hearing.

It seems that she came out of the house brandishing a cell phone and confronted them, threatening to have them arrested for trespassing, calling them worthless assh***s and other things and apparently frightening one of them so badly by yelling right in his face that he stepped back hastily, slipped on some loose rocks and went sliding halfway down the cliff toward the water on his knees. Then she added insult to injury by offering to call EMS for him when she saw that he was rubbing his knee and looking pained-he declined and they got back in their boat and left in haste. Her hubby said he was sure that upon returning to their office, they gave the reason for not snooping there as being confronted by a raging madwoman in a muu muu and bare feet who attempted to shove one of them over the cliff to his death-she is 5'2" and weighs maybe 105 soaking wet...


409 posted on 05/15/2005 5:03:54 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: TheGrimReaper

"slap myself on the head with a 2X4"

And it would be much less painful than whatever your wife would (rightly) inflict on you, too...


410 posted on 05/15/2005 5:05:55 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5

That battle of yours is a never ending source of amusement ;)


411 posted on 05/15/2005 6:01:38 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: Texan5; patton

all the fun stuff happens down by you! that story is hilarious! how did she know that they were water co. employees? falls churcher from hell describes just about all of them.... LOL! ; )


412 posted on 05/15/2005 6:21:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

had he pulled the stunt the day before, there would likely have been bloodshed. yesterday i was calmer and all i could do was look at him incredulously and just laugh that he would have the b@!!s to have done it. he literally has never done anything like it in his life. after the food was ready to go, and the STORM had started (we intended to eat outside, of course)the POWER WENT OFF FOR A MINUTE... but then came back on. it was pretty funny, all told.


413 posted on 05/15/2005 6:25:32 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I trust he is being dutifully repentent?


414 posted on 05/15/2005 6:34:20 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: Gabz

are you kidding? xshub, repentant? no. between the deluge of rain, the storm, power flickering etc. it was perfectly obvious that it was an ERROR to have opened his yap. but they are very nice people, and we had a great time. i don't mind entertaining, really, but we had just not had anyone over in forever, it always seems more work than i want to be bothered doing. The thing is i have so much stuff left over, i need to have someone else come over today to help eat it.


415 posted on 05/15/2005 6:45:20 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy
The thing is i have so much stuff left over, i need to have someone else come over today to help eat it.

ROFL!!!!!!!!!

416 posted on 05/15/2005 6:47:04 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: Gabz; xsmommy
have someone else come over today to help eat it.

I offered to go over and eat leftover barbecue after Lillie's birthday bash. (I normally cook Sunday dinner for my daughter and son-in law.) I could hear S-I-L in the background as he understood the purpose of my call, "Seventy Bucks! Tell her we charge $70.00 a plate for that stuff..." (I think I am starting to like that boy.)

I actually ate thirds on the BBQ during the NFL draft and "helped" them drink the party beer that is not S-I-L's brand. I try to be as much help as possible to the kids...

417 posted on 05/15/2005 6:56:14 AM PDT by Dutchgirl (God is a physician,...suffering is a medicine for salvation, not a punishment for damnation." August)
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To: Dutchgirl

they "helped" you by eating plenty plenty at your house up until fairly recently as i recall, turnabout IS fairplay : )


418 posted on 05/15/2005 6:58:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy; Texan5; Gabz
Just so we're clear on this issue, I would remind you that females are also not above such acts of buffoonery.
Mrs. Grim has been known to spring last-minute dinner engagements on me while I'm up to my neck in sweat and sawdust in the garage...to which I (as calmly as possible) usually just request that my dinner be brought home in a box.
419 posted on 05/15/2005 7:25:36 AM PDT by TheGrimReaper ("Virtue begat Prosperity, and the daughter killed the mother". - Cotton Mather, 1720.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

You probably deserved it :)


420 posted on 05/15/2005 7:38:56 AM PDT by Gabz (My give-a-damn is busted.)
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To: TheGrimReaper

big deal. all that is required in such an instance is your clean and preferably not SMELLY presence. to spring this crap on the person who is required to make it happen by procuring and preparing the victuals, is what calls for bodily violence.


421 posted on 05/15/2005 7:59:26 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: TheGrimReaper

I know women who do things like that-I'm not one, though. I remind hubby of evening social engagements in the morning so that activities can be planned accordingly.


422 posted on 05/15/2005 8:14:03 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

Can it be frozen to turn into instant kid meals at a later date?


423 posted on 05/15/2005 8:17:02 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

"how did she know that they were water co. employees?"

With their usual arrogance when confronted by a property owner, they identified themselves as water company employees there to inspect their flood easement which she was using as access to the water as per agreement. I guess they didn't get the memo-only 7% of the HOA membership signed that agreement, and none of them are in the area of the first 1912 court settlement with the ranchers where she and I live. It might behoove them to find out where the people live who DID sign the bogus piece of crap since that judge warned the water co. lawyers against further harrassment of property owners who did not sign on right there in the hearing, and his remarks were duly published on the front page of the local papers ...


424 posted on 05/15/2005 8:27:57 AM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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hey now...

XS, do you have a FC mailing address?

425 posted on 05/15/2005 10:34:34 AM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

nope.


426 posted on 05/15/2005 11:46:37 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5; Gabz; secret garden; dubyaismypresident; TheGrimReaper; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; tioga; ...
OMG i just saw this!!! a friend of xshub's invited him to go to this, some time ago. now xshub will get to see President Bush. i am terribly terribly J....
427 posted on 05/15/2005 11:59:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: patton; xsmommy

Is it a status symbol to have a FC mailing address?


428 posted on 05/15/2005 12:02:03 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

So am I-can't he sneak you in?


429 posted on 05/15/2005 12:04:43 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5

no, it's by ticket only and his friend has a table there. this is only the second annual Catholic prayer breakfast, i wasn't even aware of that.


430 posted on 05/15/2005 12:14:55 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5; patton

well in the eyes of mr. monster ego of the GATED ENCLAVE, i am sure it is. the public schools in Falls Church city are somewhat better than the surrounding schools and for that reason there are those that find it desirable. i wouldn't live in the earthwatching communist gulag if you paid me. and to xskids, "falls churcher" is about a half step up from "liberal" on the epithet scale ; ) T5 i can't tell you how it tickles me that you found a falls churcher loon that far afield in TX, LOL!


431 posted on 05/15/2005 12:18:48 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

It really is funny, isn't it? What amazes me is that they are so hot to get back to FC-but then after making a dumbass remark he made to hubby about people selling their house to someone just because they had the money to buy it, I'm not surprised-duh, the house was FOR SALE-what were we supposed to do-tell the realtor not to take a contract with the buyer unless they had a dime, a health card and a note from their mothers? It sounds like the looney belongs back in FC...


432 posted on 05/15/2005 12:31:05 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

I guess it just goes to show that you can take the loon out of Falls Church, but you can't take Falls Church out of the loon...


433 posted on 05/15/2005 12:33:21 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5

well, like i said, it will be interesting to see if they can even buy something at this point in Falls Church. the RE in this area is sky high, FC is every bit as bad, $600k for tiny little dumps, i kid you not, with no yard to speak of.


434 posted on 05/15/2005 12:34:35 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I'll certainly hear from one of the other former neighbors if they get back there-according to hubby, they will just about ransom their souls to do so and live among their own kind. Alamo Heights is like FC, it seems-prices twice as high as anywhere else for a hovel, but people pay it gladly for the "status" of living there-why, I cannot imagine-it is a liberal infested gulag, too...


435 posted on 05/15/2005 12:53:10 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

I am jealous as well. Lucky him. God is smiling on this event for sure.


436 posted on 05/15/2005 12:53:23 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Slip18

Better a family of contumacious kids than none at all.


437 posted on 05/15/2005 12:53:42 PM PDT by MoochPooch (A righteous person worries about his or her behavior, an extremist about everyone else's.)
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To: Texan5

well the status of living in FC is in the eyes of its own denizens, because in the greater DC area, there are many nicer areas, equally or more expensive, but with bigger lots and bigger houses.


438 posted on 05/15/2005 1:25:26 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Texan5

No, not unless you have a 22046 zip code


439 posted on 05/15/2005 1:39:15 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: xsmommy

I hear you-there is a gated, snooty neighborhood in this community that is way out of reason-my realtor neighbor told me last night that she is listing a 7 year old 2 story modern stucco house on 1/5 acre there that is 3 bedrooms and two baths-no ceramic tile or wood floors, carpet and linoleum only, formica counter tops in the kitchen, a small deck and waterfront and only 2400 sq ft-and it is listed at over $400,000. The houses on our road are just as nice or nicer than that, and most are bigger but of course, we don't have snob value.


440 posted on 05/15/2005 1:40:05 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: xsmommy

There is a vacant lot, 1/4 acre, for sale in FC - $550K


441 posted on 05/15/2005 1:41:15 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

Oh, jeez, that is like the 78209 of Alamo Heights-everyone else contemptuously calls them "oh-niners"...


442 posted on 05/15/2005 1:41:39 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5

LOLOL - 2400 ft sq in FC is about 1.2M


443 posted on 05/15/2005 1:43:17 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton; xsmommy

Only $550K? I'll run tell hubby to call the falls churcher loon in our old neighborhood right now-I'm sure they'll dash right out to put earnest money on it...


444 posted on 05/15/2005 1:46:02 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: patton

This is rural Texas-no snob value like that here...


445 posted on 05/15/2005 1:47:07 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5
Ya'll can stop calling me a snob, now.

My grandparents bought this place, because, in 1945, it had the lowest real estate taxes in the area.

Then my folks bought it from them, and I bought it from my folks in 2000 or so.

446 posted on 05/15/2005 1:49:46 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

Our home is over 3300 square feet, has lots of custom stuff and is on nearly an acre and I'd be astonished if I got offered 450 for it-it isn't for sale, anyway.


447 posted on 05/15/2005 1:50:44 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: patton; xsmommy

" stop calling me a snob"

Okay-how about if we just start calling you "oh four six"?


448 posted on 05/15/2005 1:52:47 PM PDT by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line...)
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To: Texan5

LOL - can I help it if I grew up in this dump?


449 posted on 05/15/2005 1:58:50 PM PDT by patton ("Fool," said my Muse to me, "look in thy heart, and write.")
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To: patton

i won't call you a snob, bc i frankly don't see the appeal of FC and don't see it lauded as desirable by the people i know, other than just needing to live within the confines of St James parish so they can get into St James school. FC is too congested, houses too close together, for my taste, regardless of price.


450 posted on 05/15/2005 3:05:32 PM PDT by xsmommy
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