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He lets the kids lay on him and hug him to death, and he is like a big stuffed animal (that farts at night)
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Post: # 18187Post fragilesi
Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:01 pm

Ken, sorry to hear about it, I have two cats myself and they are two of my best friends, though I don't believe that they know it!

At TVM, much to my surprise I'm thinking about <b>baseball</b>. I've always wanted to see a game and so while I'm in Toronto staying just a two minute walk from the home of the Blue Jays I noticed that the New York Yankees are in town . . . it looks like some kind of double header so I'll probably go to the second one on July 16th.

Now I know nothing about baseball except that I've heard of both teams . . . is this likely to be an important game? Where's the best place to sit? I'm guessing it's behind the girlie bloke with all the padding on who sits just behind the guy with the stick<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>.

Seriously, where's the best place to get some background, is there a keen "local" rivalry, what are the standings etc etc.

Cheers, Simon.

PS This is only the warm up for Rush the following night you know :-)

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Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:20 pm

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Where's the best place to sit? I'm guessing it's behind the girlie bloke with all the padding on who sits just behind the guy with the stick<img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>.
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GIRLIE? <img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle> Obviously you've never played catcher, or you wouldn't be saying that! It's quite likely the most dangerous position in the game. I can't tell you how many times I've been plowed over while playing that position in softball.

I've never been to anything but little league and pickup games so I can't really tell you where to sit. I think you'll have fun, though.
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Post: # 18194Post perpetualchanger
Sun Apr 28, 2002 7:50 pm

TVM I'm enjoying the new location of my computer - in my living room.

I never thought I'd move it from the bedroom it was in, but I got to thinking last night that I feel very isolated from the rest of the household when I'm in there. Even the pets were kind of skittish about coming in depending on which other pet was already in the room. And there was no place for anyone to sit and talk to me. I don't like that.

Now my webcam will have something in the background besides a white wall and my office junk. I'm sure you YMers will appreciate that.

I can see the TV now, too, so I won't have to get up every time hubby says "hey, come look at this" ... usually it's something I had to deal with at work and I already know what it's about, so I don't give a shit anyway. But in the interest of marital peace, I go look.

It's closer to the stereo as well. I don't have to tell y'all how important that is!

There's such a pretty light coming in here from the kitchen window. The interior of my house is fairly open; the kitchen window is in the front of the house, which faces east, and the 3/4 wall around the kitchen has a pass-through window so the light hits the computer area just perfectly. In the afternoon there might be a bit of a glare from the slider in the back of the house, but who cares? What I can see of a sunset from my house, I'll now be able to see from the computer.

Life is good.

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Post: # 18229Post fragilesi
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<b>perpetualchanger wrote:</b>
[GIRLIE? <img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle> Obviously you've never played catcher, or you wouldn't be saying that! It's quite likely the most dangerous position in the game. I can't tell you how many times I've been plowed over while playing that position in softball.

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I think that the <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> in the original post should have told you I was joking . . . but anyway, you should try fielding close in a cricket match! There's none of that padding, a helmet if you've very lucky and no rule to say that the batsman can't leather it straight at you if he wants to. In fact when you are batting that's a good way to get rid of the close fielders!

I've done that a number of times and while it's very exciting it can be very painful. We like our sports tough over here!

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Post: # 18235Post Yesquire
Mon Apr 29, 2002 1:19 am

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ATVM I'm thinking that my dogs of days gone by have a new playmate over the Rainbow Bridge
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This was oddly comforting to a highly rational adult human being like myself. Thanks.

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Post: # 18237Post Yesquire
Mon Apr 29, 2002 1:31 am

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[red]Up until TVM, I had deliberately avoided Squire's touching tale above because in all honesty, I found it hit too close to home.
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<font color=blue>"...for you will find, that its
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As I was touched by all of the replies here, which are becoming too numerous to reply to individually. I than you all for sharing you own stories of grief and loss, and the offering of your sympathy. I have never met any of you in the real world, but I believe now that we could become good and fast friends, if we have not already become so in our sharing.

Very Truly Yours,

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Mon Apr 29, 2002 1:46 am

Besides a love of Yes music, we also have the love of treasured pets in common. Yes, we could all be friends.

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Mon Apr 29, 2002 2:50 am

<font face='Comic Sans MS'>i have the feeling we already are friends here!</font id='Comic Sans MS'>

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Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:51 am

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<b>fragilesi wrote:</b>
I think that the <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> in the original post should have told you I was joking . . .
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Yeah, I know. I was tired and forgot to laugh back at you. <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

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but anyway, you should try fielding close in a cricket match! There's none of that padding, a helmet if you've very lucky and no rule to say that the batsman can't leather it straight at you if he wants to. In fact when you are batting that's a good way to get rid of the close fielders!
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Damn! At least when I played ice hockey, they gave me all sorts of padding to wear in the goal. (Goalie, catcher, dispatcher ... no wonder I feel like a target!)

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I've done that a number of times and while it's very exciting it can be very painful. We like our sports tough over here!
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And we like ours safe, I suppose - at least in comparison. Even stock car driving is much safer than it used to be. Next thing you know bull riding will be safe. Sheesh. What's a real rowdy to do for fun in the states? <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

(I didn't forget to laugh this time)

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Post: # 18257Post IngnoZac
Mon Apr 29, 2002 5:57 am

TVM, Astral and I are in the chat room.

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Post: # 18266Post EricBliss12345
Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:46 am

Right now, I'm scratching myself. TVM, I'm typing the rest of this sentence. Now, I've typed the rest of the last sentence and after I finish this one then I'm done.

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Post: # 18279Post Altair
Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:30 am

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<b>EricBliss12345 wrote:</b>
Right now, I'm scratching myself. TVM, I'm typing the rest of this sentence. Now, I've typed the rest of the last sentence and after I finish this one then I'm done.
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That actually made me chuckle. Glad to see you've lightened up, Eric. ATVM, I'm wondering when the hell I'm going to stop screwin around on this message board and actually do something important such as prepare for work tomorrow. I think I'll think about it some more while I screw around on this board a little longer.

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Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:37 am

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<b>EricBliss12345 wrote:</b>
Right now, I'm scratching myself.
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BAD VISUAL!!!! <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>

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<b>perpetualchanger wrote:</b>
Yeah, I know. I was tired and forgot to laugh back at you. <img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
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I'm not surprised, I saw some of the timings on your psosts from the past few weeks, don't worry one day sleep will come!

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Damn! At least when I played ice hockey, they gave me all sorts of padding to wear in the goal. (Goalie, catcher, dispatcher ... no wonder I feel like a target!)
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Now Ice hockey is a game I'd like to see too but I guess the season doesn't stretch into July! I'm not sure I'd like to play it, I got enough bruises just trying to ice skate. I have played in goal in hockey at school without anything more than my shorts, trainers and t-shirt to ward that blessed ball off. When I look back at it now it seems pretty stupid but at the time it seemed okay.


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And we like ours safe, I suppose - at least in comparison. Even stock car driving is much safer than it used to be. Next thing you know bull riding will be safe. Sheesh. What's a real rowdy to do for fun in the states? <img src=pix/jestera.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Most sports are getting more and more safety conscious which is a good thing overall but I still can't get over the rallying where people are allowed to wander right up to the road. I'm amazed more people don't get flattened at those races.

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Post: # 18323Post sjeffs
Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:44 pm

Really, really sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved dog. Of course they have souls, and their memory is real and stays in our minds every day we walk through this dimension and will return in full in the next. I hope you are getting lots of support from your family and friends. Some people just don't understand how important our Animal Companions are to us, and just how essential these interactions are to make life complete. Just remember the good times and the grief will fade to be replaced by a warm feeling of love.

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Post: # 18483Post YesJo
Tue Apr 30, 2002 10:47 pm

ATVM, I am about to put on Magnification and bust through some GD laundry, than I will take the little girl to swimming lessons.

Speaking of baseball, my husband loves the Detroit Tigers, any other fans out there? I like the Phillies and Orioles.

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Tue Apr 30, 2002 11:32 pm

YesJo,I`m a huge New York Yankees fan,the best baseball team in the history of the game,and the greatest baseball team now. When you come from New York like I do,you tend to get arrogant about these things.
I love baseball,although I haven`t had time to sit down and watch a whole game yet. What the hell,it`s only the begiining of the season.
I like the game so much,I blew my arm out pitching a year ago with my cousin. Now ,I could hardly throw a penny into a wishing well. That`s dedication for you.
Yanks in 2002. You heard it here.
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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Seriously, where's the best place to get some background, is there a keen "local" rivalry, what are the standings etc etc.<hr height=1 noshade id=quote></font id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote>www.sportsline.com/mlb/standings/ for standings, plus you can click on the teams in the standings to get that team's updates. But if it's anything like me reading about cricket, it will read like blah, blah, blah...

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Post: # 18531Post Yesmam
Wed May 01, 2002 10:05 am

Sorry to hear about your dog Ken, I too know what you're going thru. Hope the puppy hunting is going well, I always opt for the local animal shelter. When my maternal instinct tells me that I need to have another child I go to the shelter and get a dog or cat and it always fixes me right up.

We have three dogs, and will always have three dogs. Two years ago when our dog Spot died, we had two dogs for a while and it just didn't work for me, so we had to get another dog. I think anyone who has the room for it should have three dogs, it's just the right number of dogs to have.

I have a whole "Three Dogs Philosophy" with which I continually drive my husband crazy whenever he starts bitching about us having three dogs.

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Post: # 18532Post Yesmam
Wed May 01, 2002 10:21 am

I forgot,,,,,,,at TVM, I'm FINALLY getting some puter time, am checking the posts here then on the chat to try to catch up with everyone there.

Busy day today, took Kinsey to school, went to work, picked Kinsey up, had a snack then took Kinsey to pee wee cheerleader tryouts. Found out that if she gets picked, and I can't imagine she won't, she's cheerleader material) it's going to cost us $300.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I was stunned nay amazed! <img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>
So now if she does get picked, I don't know if we can afford for her to do it, what a cunundrum! So of course then I started thinking aobut the other little girls who try out and there parents KNOW immediately that they can't afford it, what do we tell these kids???That if you're not WELL OFF, you can't be a cheerleader. I think it sucks! I really couldn't rant in front of Kinsey Marie, so I guess at TVM I'm ranting about the unfairness of it all and that these are just little girls were talking about.I think the least these cheerleading people could do is when they send the note home announcing the tryouts they should warn the parents that in addition to the $10.00 try out fee that if their daughter gets picked to expect to spend A LOT of money. That way at least the kids won't go thru the first day of tryouts.

When did this all happen? Have I been removed from reality for so long that I missed the part about school spirit costing the children who want to participate? And whatever happened to the bake sales and car washes that the kids used to have to raise money when I was in school?I've seen cheerleaders around here standing outside the grocery stores begging people to put money in cans, where does THAT money go, not to mention the unbelievable school taxes I pay each year, where does THAT money go?????? SHIT! I'm so confused!<img src=pix/icon_smile_shock.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 18548Post Altair
Wed May 01, 2002 8:29 pm

I feel your pain, Yesmam. However, if you really care about your little one, and we know you do, you'll find a way to make this moment and every moment from here on out, special.

As far as car washes. Well, I can't really see a pee-wee cheerleader washing cars, not even a bunch of them. Bake sale, yes; car wash; no. Maybe parents of cheerleader car wash is in order? Get that elbow warmed up, I'm bringing my car and calling my family (we have a lot of cars and we could use a road trip).

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Wed May 01, 2002 8:43 pm

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<b>Yesmam wrote:</b>
Sorry to hear about your dog Ken, I too know what you're going thru. Hope the puppy hunting is going well, I always opt for the local animal shelter. When my maternal instinct tells me that I need to have another child I go to the shelter and get a dog or cat and it always fixes me right up.

We have three dogs, and will always have three dogs. Two years ago when our dog Spot died, we had two dogs for a while and it just didn't work for me, so we had to get another dog. I think anyone who has the room for it should have three dogs, it's just the right number of dogs to have.

I have a whole "Three Dogs Philosophy" with which I continually drive my husband crazy whenever he starts bitching about us having three dogs.
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Were you a big fan of Three Dog Night?

Two dogs worked well here. And as it was, so shall it be again.

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Yesmam, first of all, I too, feel your pain. Now, what I want to know is, why do they have tryouts for these pee-wee cheerleaders for heavens sakes. They can have to try out for things later in life, everyone should be picked, that is how we do it here anyway. Any little girl can be a cheerleader and why not for crying out loud, they're all precious and don't know what they're doing.

Secondly, that is so expensive, what do they need the $300.00 for? We had to buy some of the uniforms and paay a sign up cost, but the sign up is around $65.00.

I hope you can figure it out for her, my daughter had a blast cheering at the age of 7, she will do it again in the fall. I just hope your coaches aren't as hard on them as all this!!!

This is TVM, I lost where I was, I am getting ready to make dinner and the girls have a bunch of friends over so I am trying to read and type here fast.

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Fri May 03, 2002 11:44 am

ATVM. I`m trying to catch up on some posting. A new member has really stirred up some things. I guess Eric`s wish has been granted.I love it when someone nosedives right in.
I`m also recovering from taking a physical endurance test for a job i hope to land in the near future. That testing damned near killed me to the point where I probaly should have been in a hospital. It was my stupidity for not drinking enough water before the exam. Usually,I have common sense,but it was lacking yesterday. A former boss used to admonish me; `You know,you are going to learn the hard way.' Hey,somtimes the hard way is the best way to learn,provided it doesn`t kill you.

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At TVM, much to my surprise I'm thinking about <b>baseball</b>. I've always wanted to see a game and so while I'm in Toronto staying just a two minute walk from the home of the Blue Jays I noticed that the New York Yankees are in town . . . it looks like some kind of double header so I'll probably go to the second one on July 16th.
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<font face='Tempus Sans ITC'><font size=6><font color=blue><b><i>GO <u>YANKEES</u>!!</i></b></font id=blue></font id=size6></font id='Tempus Sans ITC'> <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Post: # 18814Post Squire*Fan725
Fri May 03, 2002 11:59 am

<font face='Tempus Sans ITC'><font size=4><font color=blue><b>TVM I'm hoping that a friend of mine will score some better tix for the PNC show on Saturday, so she'll sell me her sec. 204 seats...Hell, it beats sitting on the lawn!</b></font id=blue></font id=size4></font id='Tempus Sans ITC'>

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Post: # 18826Post fragilesi
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<font face='Tempus Sans ITC'><font size=6><font color=blue><b><i>GO <u>YANKEES</u>!!</i></b></font id=blue></font id=size6></font id='Tempus Sans ITC'> <img src=pix/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
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So which team do you support<img src=pix/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=pix/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

I've got my tix now, looks like the Yankees should win this one judging by the standings!

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Post: # 18837Post perpetualchanger
Fri May 03, 2002 8:22 pm

TVM I am stunned.

Every time I think about quitting my job, someone does something really nice for me. And this was a whopper.

Words mean a lot to me; whether positive or negative, I always take the written word more seriously than the spoken word. It requires effort to write something down, and the written word is much more permanent and lasting.

There's been a lot of negative paper on me at my job. Some of it was warranted, but most of it was not. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

So tonight the assistant shift supervisor very casually drops this memo at my console, which is addressed to me and signed by the communications center supervisor. She's tried to catch me twice to hand-deliver this memo; one time it was my day off, and last night I was out sick (again!).

Attached to her memo is a memo from one of the road sergeants commending me for - well, basically, for busting my ass and getting the job done, which is something I do every day.

So it was busy that day, so what? Two armed robberies on two radio channels, leaving everyone else on the third radio channel with me at shift change. No big deal to me. I did this for two hours, difficult but it happens. My computer slowed down, then crapped out in the middle of it. Shit happens; you deal with it. You do what you have to do because the stakes are too high to let things slide. You learn to manage it or you find another job. There's no in-between.

Never in five years at this job has one of the road deputies bothered to put in writing how much they appreciate it when I bust my ass for them, doing everything I can to make sure they go home at the end of the day. And believe me, I've busted my butt harder than I did that day (the SWAT callout at the convenience store gas pump comes to mind). So this was truly a gift. That it came from a sergeant who has a reputation for being somewhat of a hard-ass, well, that's icing on the cake.

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Post: # 18863Post YesJo
Sat May 04, 2002 12:50 am

<img src=pix/016.gif border=0 align=middle>It's good to be appreciated once in a while.

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