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So, I turned 40 today. Feels weird, because I still look so marvelous. smile

Also, little Nolan continues to be insanely cute. I'll try to post a photo, but if I fail you can see the new album I made. He's just the best thing that's ever happened, and also the most difficult. It's pretty crazy that we've made it this...
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lankakitten:
Whatev! I email you!
We'll be at Cougar Mountain Zoo this Sunday afternoon. It's very small and very up-close-and-personal. One of the tigers is named Taj!
I've said it before: invite us over any weekend morning or afternoon, we'll be there.
P.S. You still have out good cocktail recipe book and season 1 of Doctor Who.
lankakitten:
Har de har har.
I want my shit back.

We will be at Cougar Mountain Zoo this weekend as well. I'll let you know if it's Saturday or Sunday.
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Just found out my employer is going under. Bad times in the StrongMad household.
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elizagirl:
I'm so sorry to hear it, Dave. Hang in there.
aperock:
Not good. I feel your pain.
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Can I just say how much I love being in a town where I can pick up a free print copy of The Onion out of a newspaper box? It makes any subway ride tolerable.
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lankakitten:
I saw Dr. StrongMad on Wednesday. When I showed up she was sitting down and I thought she looked the same. But when she got up to pee: yowza! Tummy and boobs!

Speaking of which, new best StrongMad quote ever: "Boobs. Is there anything they can't do?"

What time is the appointment on Tuesday?
Miss you!
merritt:
Happy Father's Day, dude smile
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... and today I had a giant pewter plate fall on me and break my nose. So I guess you could say moving is going pretty well.
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hopey:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!!
1kiss_of_life:
Premeditated domestic violence, maybe? Nah, she'd never do something like that ... during the move.
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I don't currently have the words to begin to describe the emotions of the past few days. I'll work on it, though. But don't worry, the tough stuff is temporary and the good stuff is permanent.
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doxie:
That's a good mentality to have
lankakitten:
The movers are moving today. That has to be a great relief.
Hey, you never emailed me back, punk!

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Nothing like painting ceilings for about eight hours the day before your birthday to make sure you wake up feeling every one of your 39 years ...
gilby:
Happy birthday!!!
1kiss_of_life:
Happy Birthday!!!
Birthday on a Sunday. A day of rest and relaxation. .... oh, wait.
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Day 3 without heat. It's 41 degrees in my house. If this $#&@ furnace guy doesn't show up in the next five minutes, I'm going to start burning the furniture.
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stillbreathing:
I hope when the furnace guy finally showed up, you burned him.
hopey:
The hardware store can be thrilling.

I will have an amazing amount of fun. Though, i am up at 2 drinking emergen-c because my throat is hurting a bit.
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The highlight of my Fourth is a "Dateline: To Catch a Predator" marathon currently running on MSNBC. Have you seen this? I have been fascinated by this series since they started it. If they had a To Catch a Predator Channel (TCAPTV), I think I would watch it all day. These guys are unbelievable.

Know what's the most interesting thing about Fourth of July...
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_elichrusos:
See, things like that entertain me a great deal. I'm wanting a variation of my real name, but it always seems to be taken.

Which isn't shocking.
lankakitten:
Where are your camping photos?
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Thanks so much to everyone for your good thoughts and kind words. It's been a rough few days, but I'm hanging in there.

Jake was fine until Thursday, but that morning he couldn't stand up and was having trouble breathing. We took him to the vet and she said he was bleeding internally, and that while we could have done a bunch...
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maddog_hoek:
There was many a celebration.
Time heals.
aksiokersa:
I'm so sorry to hear about Jake. I feel kinda like I knew him, you know? I've even told stories to my dog-loving friends about how fast he could make a whole meatloaf disappear. He was a very, very lucky dog who I know lived the best possible life a dog can live - every time I talked to you you were finding some new way to spoil him smile I will always remember what a great friend he was to you. I hope you are getting lots of hugs. I would give you the biggest hug ever if I could.
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My girlfriend brought home cage-free eggs, which I think is ridiculous. I mean, who would put eggs in a cage to begin with? Where are they going to go?
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thelibra:
I don't know where eggs go out of their cages. I just know that if they're out of their cartons and I put one on the counter, they roll away a lot, causing a big ol' mess.
stella_marie:
hahaha. i also buy cage-free eggs. i feel bad for the chickens. im weird. surreal
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You know those signs that hang down at the grocery store to show you what's on that aisle? I just saw this:

SODA
WATER
NEW AGE BEVERAGES

Yup, I must be in California.

Sometimes I forget how utterly weird this place is. Arnold Schwarzenegger is governor. Two out of every three radio stations are in Spanish. On the freeway, cars drive either 4 mph...
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bluetrust:
Haha. Yeah, I forgot about Carl's Jr. More hamburger joints should put BBQ sauce and onion rings on their burgers. El Pollo Loco is pretty good too (sort of a cleaner tasting Baja Fresh.) It's funny that fast food chains is what I miss most about L.A.
alyssum:
Actually, they have those signs in Oregon too, I'm told. I still think it's an indication of craziness.

Birkenstocks with socks as formal-wear. 'Nuff said.

Yeah, intent is decidedly unclear. He's kinda failing the BF and the friend part of the equation at the moment.

Thanks for the well-wishes! I'm quite certain I'll get relief. smile I'm kinda excited at exactly how much I'll potentially get.
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lankakitten:
Stop breaking the PhotoBucket Terms of Service, baddie!
aksiokersa:
God, I miss bacon.
Lord, in heaven, I miss bacon.