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I just switched from Republican to Democrat (Viking Kitties secretly switched his meds)

Posted on 05/08/2010 7:40:36 AM PDT by RubberPig

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To: Tax-chick

My parents’ parents were from Oklahoma . . . Enid, Stillwater, . . .


1,551 posted on 06/29/2010 6:16:35 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

We lived in Norman for three years and Broken Arrow for 4. Tom, Elen, Sally, and Pat were born in Oklahoma.


1,552 posted on 06/29/2010 6:17:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

Ahhhh.

I can still enjoy

OKLAHOMA! By Oscar Hammerstein & Richard Rogers.


1,553 posted on 06/29/2010 6:22:22 AM PDT by Quix (THE PLAN of the Bosses: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2519352/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Quix

I like that, myself.


1,554 posted on 06/29/2010 6:23:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

1,555 posted on 06/29/2010 6:30:01 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick
"Oh, I got a mule and her name is Sal . . . . "


1,556 posted on 06/29/2010 6:51:40 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Tax-chick
LOL.

When she starts seriously casting around for a law school, ping me.

The piece of advice I got that was worth the most was, go to law school where you plan to practice law (another good reason not to go to Hahvahd or Yale). Because the other lawyers and judges and so forth will be your classmates.

The problem with practicing criminal law is the class of people you wind up hanging out with. Of course, I was always a civil lawyer (very civil. :-p )

1,557 posted on 06/29/2010 6:55:33 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Tax-chick

We need one of those here. In the complex. Just in case the neighbors get rowdy on their meds.


1,558 posted on 06/29/2010 7:07:14 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: AnAmericanMother

I figured you’d get it!


1,559 posted on 06/29/2010 7:24:26 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Monkey Face

I brought it up from earlier in the thread, just because.

I said “Spork-weasel” in the living room, and Frank said, “Oooweeee!” and threw his arms around my neck and big my shoulder, and Ash got up, flopped over on my feed, and dribbled. Strange doings.


1,560 posted on 06/29/2010 7:26:07 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

Bit. Feet. It’s an anti-t typso conspiracy!


1,561 posted on 06/29/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

Somehow, I understood it all. Either you’re getting better at descriptions, or I’m getting better at deciphering.


1,562 posted on 06/29/2010 7:49:55 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Monkey Face

I’ve been to Walmart. Now I’m ready to sleep. Tom’s nagging me to take him to the movies. I wish Bill could drive!


1,563 posted on 06/29/2010 8:50:58 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth

Pursue the law before IT pursues you!
That was some fine rant.


1,564 posted on 06/29/2010 9:01:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Outlaw Woman

We hijacked it as the current Undead Thread.
We will allow it final repose starting July 1 when the New Victim is unveiled.
Don’t laugh, it works as a deterrent.
Trolls who once posted screed s on the first or last day of a month quickly figured out that we’d hijack their threads due to their posting date.
So we noted a drop in trolls on the first or last day of a month.
They figured we’d leave them alone if they posted mid month.
Heh heh heh.


1,565 posted on 06/29/2010 9:08:38 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face

Ouch, Frank summmoned Ash to block your feet so you couldn’t escape “New Guy Bite Attack” in response to “Spork Weasel” being uttered.

At least you didn’t say “Blargh”.


1,566 posted on 06/29/2010 9:18:01 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Darksheare

I said, “Oowww!”

Ash has subsided again. I keep telling people to take her for walks, but she just rolls her eyes at them and sighs, in a “You seem to have mistaken me for a dog,” way.


1,567 posted on 06/29/2010 9:27:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

I get this mental image of Ash sitting at the table during dinner time and inspecting an empty plate with peculiar interest.
Meanwhile, the person whose seat Ash stole is sitting there going, “Uh.. you’re a dog. Dogs don’t sit at the table.”

The Husky Shep mix we had thought she was a cat.
*sigh*
She would make attempts to perform feats that the cats did


1,568 posted on 06/29/2010 9:32:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Tax-chick

Imho, more pictures are needed on your home page. As much as I love the ones that are already there, isn’t there room for a few more? :)


1,569 posted on 06/29/2010 9:36:02 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; Monkey Face

I have a lot of pictures on my Photobucket. I just have to take the time to reconfigure my profile. It’s on the list (with inputting my genealogy) for some peaceable hour when nobody is screaming or throwing or running or falling or dribbling on my knee.


1,570 posted on 06/29/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Darksheare

Jake gets on the table and helps himself off the plates. Ash would, if she could fit!

Jake is currently “interpretive sleeping” on the recliner here in the sunroom. I’d take his picture, but a brown cat on a brown chair isn’t a very effective photo.


1,571 posted on 06/29/2010 10:05:25 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

Camouflage, I has it!
;-)


1,572 posted on 06/29/2010 10:12:44 AM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Darksheare

He’s nearly invisible.


1,573 posted on 06/29/2010 2:00:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

Indivisibility?
I should live so long.


1,574 posted on 06/29/2010 3:22:21 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Tax-chick

I’ll wait. :)


1,575 posted on 06/29/2010 3:26:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick

Indefatigability?
Go forever without tiring?
I wish.


1,576 posted on 06/29/2010 4:44:37 PM PDT by Darksheare (Proudly buzzkilling the illusion of confidence in the progress of humanity for 35 years.)
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To: Tax-chick; Dead Corpse; Anoreth; AnAmericanMother; BlackElk; Darksheare; sionnsar; Monkey Face
"Steven Brust has a new novel out that's about lawyers. (See a few posts above for relevance, BlackElk: Anoreth's decided to pursue the Law, if it doesn't get her first.)"

My response has nothing to do with lawyers, but it does have to do with novels.

As someone with a moderate interest in writing, and in science fiction, I was pleased to discover, quite belatedly, the work of a fine scriber:

John Scalzi

The first book that I read was "Old Man's War", published in 2005.

Fortuitously, I purchased the sequel "The Ghost Brigades" at the same time, um, two days ago, which I'm reading now.
This is my kind of writer.
1,577 posted on 06/29/2010 4:44:54 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: NicknamedBob

Looks interesting. I’ll try the library catalog.


1,578 posted on 06/29/2010 5:04:34 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth
"I've decided - officially - that when I get out of the Coast Guard I'll go to law school and be one of those [adjective] defense attorneys, the kind that are arrogant towards everybody and only take cases they think are worth it."

A noble goal. An ambitious goal.

Some sacrifices may be necessary.

Among other things, in order to take cases you think are worth it, or even to be able to attend law school, you will need to lead an ascetic life.

This has some attendant benefits. It gives you plenty of time and minimizes your expenses. It focuses the mind toward the goal by reducing distractions.

It also has negative ramifications. You will be self-isolated from social occasions. The results of that can be psychologically traumatizing. You would have to be strong, and determined.

You must also, now or eventually, give thought to progeny. As a sibling of multiple occasions, this may not seem important now. It could come to weigh on you. I hope it doesn't. Generally, I advise people to try to keep their options open for as long as possible. This may work or not.

Seek satisfaction in the construction of a fine mind. It will be your shield and your bulwark, as well as the tool of your ambition. But keep in that fine mind the awareness that other delights are wafting about, to entrance and ensnare you.

It may be wisdom at some point to let this follow its course. Who knows? Be intense. Be dedicated. But be happy.

1,579 posted on 06/29/2010 6:00:35 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: NicknamedBob; Anoreth; Tax-chick

Life is too short. Those of us who really want to live as if we lived to BE, we can aways depend on LIFE !

And so we say...


1,580 posted on 06/29/2010 7:30:34 PM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick; Anoreth; Monkey Face
It may be wisdom at some point to let this follow its course. Who knows? Be intense. Be dedicated. But be happy.

Agreed in general, but be cautious in your definition of "happy."

Anyway. Good night all.

1,581 posted on 06/29/2010 9:22:34 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Monkey Face; Anoreth; Tax-chick; sionnsar
"Life is too short. Those of us who really want to live as if we lived to BE, we can aways depend on LIFE !"

The Glass Half Full
Each of us is a vessel,
Upwelling with life and with joy.
In childhood you see this bubblingness,
So delightful in each girl and boy.

Somewhere someone noticed,
Philosopher type, I would guess,
That some of us see a glass half full,
And some of us see it as less.

We've noticed that life can be short, sometimes,
We're hurt if it happens to be,
But it's only the vessel that comes up short,
The life is unending, you see.

We slake our thirst from a fountain,
That flows for all of our days,
And none of us ever is half filled up,
Our cup runneth over always.

NicknamedBob . . . . . . June 30, 2010

1,582 posted on 06/29/2010 9:39:28 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face; sionnsar; Anoreth

When I was Anoreth’s age, I was planning to become IRS Commissioner and have an apartment in the Watergate and several cats. I’ve got the cats!

Speaking of lawyers, the paralegal isn’t responding to my emails about the accident settlement. After I get the people off to swim practice, I’ll phone her. It’s raining a little but I haven’t heard thunder.

I had a new tagline planned, but I forgot it.


1,583 posted on 06/30/2010 4:42:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: NicknamedBob
Good poem, Bob. I don't think it quite scans, though. Maybe I'm just starting the day half a foot short. Or ahead. What time is it in Singapore, anyway?


1,584 posted on 06/30/2010 4:45:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick
"Good poem, Bob. I don't think it quite scans, though. Maybe I'm just starting the day half a foot short. Or ahead. What time is it in Singapore, anyway?"

I've gotten a trifle bored with the sing-songy rhythm of too metric a poem, but that doesn't excuse laziness. Your criticism is accurate.

I think Singapore is about eleven hours ahead of us. You can ask Anoreth how tomorrow is shaping up.

1,585 posted on 06/30/2010 5:11:42 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face

12 hours ahead, same as Borneo. I hope it’s a nice evening there. She hasn’t done anything except stand watch and visit the “Terror Club,” which is just the sort of place she ought to go, poetically.

Two more weeks of swimming every day. Bill will go to the All-Star meet, even if the others don’t, because he’s our only swimmer in his age group. The coach is slighly interested in him for the college team he coaches, because Bill has worked really hard and improved the most. He just has to stop sleeping and get schoolwork done.

I need to clean something, and then call the lawyer’s office. It’s hard to phone people, because when I have free time (no screaming byos) it’s either too early or too late!


1,586 posted on 06/30/2010 5:29:20 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick; Quix; sionnsar; nina0113; AnAmericanMother; Mrs. Don-o; steve86; netmilsmom; Campion; ...

Seaman Anoreth update:

****

I am planning to go the beach there [Hawaii], or in Guam if we stop for a couple days again. You can’t go to beach in any of these countries ... the locals pump sewage into the water. Plus, the beaches have more pickpockets than anywhere else.

Underway again, although we’re supposed to go back to Singapore. We were actually supposed to have been in Malaysia for the weekend, but apparently the Navy decided that we didn’t have enough money. Boring, mostly. We’re supposed to do drills tomorrow [Thursday] all day. I’m not really looking forward to it. It’s too hot to wear firefighting gear and run around the ship unless we really have to.


1,587 posted on 06/30/2010 5:40:27 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick; Anoreth; NicknamedBob
When I was Anoreth’s age, I was planning to become an engineer. Been there, done that. What now? *\;-)

Bob's remark about the ascetic life applies to engineering too. To be successful you need to put a LOT of time into your education. And endure a bit of social isolation because, unlike law students, engineering students don't enjoy much social status.

1,588 posted on 06/30/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: NicknamedBob
I've gotten a trifle bored with the sing-songy rhythm of too metric a poem,

I understand. I'm reading the byos a book about the Civil War, and it's got quite a bit of poetry in it. It's all in very basic meters and rhymes, nothing even as original as a sonnet. And too sentimental even for me. The book was published in 1902 or thereabouts.

1,589 posted on 06/30/2010 5:46:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: sionnsar; Tax-chick; Anoreth
'And endure a bit of social isolation because, unlike law students, engineering students don't enjoy much social status."

By extension, those who seek only social status end up as, *shudder*, politicians.

1,590 posted on 06/30/2010 5:49:17 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (Lewis Caroll asked, "How is a raven like a writing desk?" My answer: "They both have plumes of ink.")
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To: NicknamedBob; sionnsar

Well, there you go!

By the time DP started engineering school, we were married and had a baby, so he didn’t have much college social life.


1,591 posted on 06/30/2010 5:51:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

That’s what I need ~ a attitude!


1,592 posted on 06/30/2010 6:58:25 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Tax-chick
Oops! I've got a mostly down day today (except for packing) and will go out to Old Town ABQ, camera in hand... but discovered the charger escaped from my accessories pouch. Whatever charge the camera has is all I have (though it should be fine).

The I discovered I was running the laptop on battery -- I had unplugged it last night because the charger has a really bright LED and I wanted to sleep in. Though that didn't happen. Oh well; it has a good battery and it's charging now.

1,593 posted on 06/30/2010 6:58:58 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar; Monkey Face

Electronics is so complicated! Your post reminded me to plug in my cell phone. I found a text from DP that must have arrived while I was upstairs; I assume Sally texted him first, while I was outside on the phone with the lawyer, who called me while I was thinking about calling him.

He’s going to file the reimbursement claim tomorrow or Friday. I told him to emphasize the nuisance value of the accident and injury, given my family situation!


1,594 posted on 06/30/2010 7:28:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

The charge on my cellphone is down a bit, but I’m going to let it go because charging too much is bad for the battery. It should make it through the day for my use, then I can charge it tonight.


1,595 posted on 06/30/2010 7:30:47 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: All

Time to get ready for the day and head out. Later.


1,596 posted on 06/30/2010 7:31:45 AM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar; Tax-chick

As long as I don’t get into the real technicality of electronics, it seems I can find my way through almost anything. It’s when I try to troubleshoot that the problems arise. The brain just does NOT want to work that way.


1,597 posted on 06/30/2010 7:36:25 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Monkey Face

I’ve outsourced all that. “Tom, show me how to text-message! Bill, turn on the Jerry Doyle Show for me! Somebody fix that beeping already!”


1,598 posted on 06/30/2010 7:39:00 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Get to the beach, or at least in the pool! Wearing your bathing suit, please.)
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To: Tax-chick

Lucky for you, you have a never-ending supply of outsourcerers. ;o]


1,599 posted on 06/30/2010 7:41:37 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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To: Monkey Face

Pounce!


1,600 posted on 06/30/2010 7:42:08 AM PDT by Monkey Face (I wear a yellow ribbon for my army hero grandson, and for the intrepid CG explorer!)
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