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Old 03-30-2014, 06:09 PM   #6441
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Aww, P.A.G, your post and pics made me smile. You sound like 'the fun auntie' and I'm sure your nieces will have some good memories.

Katie, I loved your daffodil story as well. Very sweet.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:31 AM   #6442
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:42 AM   #6443
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My favorite flower.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:16 AM   #6444
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That is spectacular Katie, great choice on the vase.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:38 AM   #6445
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So pretty!
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #6446
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Woohoo! I didn't kill my laptop. It's working fine today.

After the hard drive died on my desktop computer on Tuesday, April fools, I went and spilt some akvavit on the touch pad of the laptop. Since I killed a laptop last year with a glass of wine (and the smart phone almost died when it hopped in the toilet), I knew not to tilt the computer. Turn it off and let it dry for 24 hours. Yeah, I think I will stop drinking booze near computers.

In just over 30 years of owning personal computers, last year was the first time I ever spilled on a computer or even damaged one.

So, yesterday I just hid by reading a good book. I checked my email, Discuss Cooking, and Facebook on my phone. It's just not the same.

I am now eager to get back to tax returns.
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:53 AM   #6447
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That was a close call, Taxy.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:26 AM   #6448
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I have worked for companies that won't allow you to have a drink on your desk for just that reason. Fortunately, that has never happened to me at home even though I always have a cup nearby.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:29 AM   #6449
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I am getting a new ignition electrical system for my scooter. The technician was just here and even he couldn't get it to turn on at first. Yea!
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I'm doing a happy dance about the results of the Quebec election Monday.
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Old 04-08-2014, 02:02 AM   #6451
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I'm doing a happy dance about the results of the Quebec election Monday.
What was the election for?
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What was the election for?
It was to elect members to the National Assembly (that's the name of the Quebec parliament). Because it's a parliamentary system, the leader of the party with the most members elected becomes the premier (equivalent to governor). Of course, that assumes that one party has a majority and that doesn't always happen. It was a minority government and the election was called early in hopes of gaining enough support to become a majority government.

There are a number of parties, so there isn't always one party with a majority. Sometimes that leads to the party with the most elected members running a minority government. If two or more of the parties, that have a majority between them, can agree, then we get a coalition government with those parties sharing the running of the government and choosing the premier (but usually the leader of the largest of those parties).
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:34 PM   #6454
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Rocket, that was so cute! Thanks for sharing, I am smiling too.
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The term, "Frog Frenchie" doesn't make me smile.
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The term, "Frog Frenchie" doesn't make me smile.
Two minds think alike. And I haven't a drop of French blood in me.
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The term, "Frog Frenchie" doesn't make me smile.
I believe it is the name of the breeding kennel in Alberta
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I believe it is the name of the breeding kennel in Alberta
Welcome To Frog Frenchie Fun - New Page
It still doesn't make me smile. It is still a derogatory name for a person of French heritage.
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Two minds think alike. And I haven't a drop of French blood in me.
To be honest, I didn't see the name, only the video. I am not French, but through learning the cuisine (both Quebecois and European French) I fell in love with the culture. I think that the name is wrong, but if they are French, then with "Froggy Frenchie Fun" they may be poking fun at themselves. It still isn't PC at all.

I still love the dog.
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Okay, I am not smiling now. I looked at the sight. These little French Bulldogs are going for $4,500 each! Yes, they are pure bread. But so are my sister's Goldens (her friend is a breeder and breeds my sister's dogs for her). They are anywhere from $1,000 to $1,500 and I think that is high!
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