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Old 04-19-2013, 07:20 PM   #10221
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I got back yesterday evening from my out of town visit with my older brother & wife. They're driving from "his" home in TX to "her" home in Maine, and I met them in Jacksonville, FL, after an all-day drive from here in south Florida. We hadn't been listening to news & stuff like that, being busy catching up - hadn't seen them since their wedding in '08. They were sort of scouting the Jax area to see if they want to relocate there -- are planning to sell the "his" and "hers" homes and begin again. He's 75 and she's a bit younger. Got guts, I'll say that for them. They crossed Jacksonville off their possibles list after we spent way too much time in yesterday afternoon's rush hour -- absolutely gridlocked. No fun at all, even if we did chatter on in the car.
Welcome back Lizzie, hope you had a wonderful time
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:22 PM   #10222
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Have just had breakfast and now relaxing with a hot coffee

It looks like a lovely day out there, heading for 22c today!

Hope everyone is enjoying their evening
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #10223
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It's all your clean living that brings you little pieces of serendipity like this. But try not to go whole hog -- didn't Chief Longwind recently offer a substitution in his excellent pancake recipe, with whole wheat flour or something? And of course blueberries are so good for you!
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Just make sure there are others to eat the pancakes too. I made a small batch the other day and just had one. I didn't eat any syrup on it, but instead rolled up a sausage link in it and ate it that way. So good!
I have to go back to the doctor next week and climb up onto his scale again!

I'll see how that goes and then I may make a short stack of the real thing, with butter and syrup!

In for a penny in for a pound!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:30 PM   #10224
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Are you trying to lose weight Bea?
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:33 PM   #10225
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Are you trying to lose weight Bea?
Yes indeed!

It is the great American pastime!
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:34 PM   #10226
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I've been glued to CNN since 5:30.
This is more exciting that the OJ chase... for those who remember.
But stuff is going down now, and that's why there are all day new channels.
I have a girlfriend in Atlanta. Her friends know that her and I are friends. They keep asking her if she has called me. What has she been telling you? Is she in the middle of it?

I am sure to the rest of the country and world think that there is some excitement in all of this. Trust me folks, it is not. Thousands of people lost a days pay today. Twenty city blocks were evacutated and searched. Medical appointments at hospitals were all cancelled. Folks were ordered at gunpoint to leave their home immediately. They didn't even have time to put their shoes on. If you didn't answer you door fast enough, they knocked it down. I counted the men going into one home. Twenty SWAT officers were rushing up the stairs. One couple grabbed their baby, a blanket and a shoulder bag, then ran out of their house. Fortunately today was a beautiful spring day. Temps were in the low 70's.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:40 PM   #10227
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I've been glued to CNN since 5:30.
This is more exciting that the OJ chase... for those who remember.
But stuff is going down now, and that's why there are all day new channels.
Oh yes, I do remember. We can't drag our eyes away either.

So hope this is it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #10228
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Yes indeed!

It is the great American pastime!


Are you getting there? I wish you all the best with it
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:20 PM   #10229
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I have a girlfriend in Atlanta. Her friends know that her and I are friends. They keep asking her if she has called me. What has she been telling you? Is she in the middle of it?

I am sure to the rest of the country and world think that there is some excitement in all of this. Trust me folks, it is not. Thousands of people lost a days pay today. Twenty city blocks were evacutated and searched. Medical appointments at hospitals were all cancelled. Folks were ordered at gunpoint to leave their home immediately. They didn't even have time to put their shoes on. If you didn't answer you door fast enough, they knocked it down. I counted the men going into one home. Twenty SWAT officers were rushing up the stairs. One couple grabbed their baby, a blanket and a shoulder bag, then ran out of their house. Fortunately today was a beautiful spring day. Temps were in the low 70's.
I have not been in touch with anyone from Atlanta.
And I would certainly not call what Boston is (was) experiencing "excitement". News is news in my opinion.
I'm pretty sure a lot of people were interested in what was going on though, enough to start a separate thread on a cooking forum...

If the price of catcing the guy, which they did, is having LEO's search your house, I'm in. I'm not saying I would enjoy it, but it's better than the alternative.

I'm very glad the place was locked down enough to catch the guy. For a while there I was afraid he had slipped through.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:25 PM   #10230
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It's a relief this is apparently over. Residents of the area have now gathered in the streets cheering the police as they drive by. It's like an impromptu street party.
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