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PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79944 Feb 8, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
I danced and whooped for joy.
I hope they rot in jail from the inside out.
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Vancouver-coup...
Wre the kids kept locked up? Did tehy go to school? How did they have access to a counselor to whom they could slip a note?

Have you seen the situation in KC where the 17 year old has been handcuffed to a pole in the basement since September and essentislly starved?

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#79945 Feb 8, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Ugh, that didn't come out right.
Mimi - thank you for the kind words. I feel especially touched by your support, given what you've been through.
It came out right. I understood what you were saying.:) No ne is an island and everyone has issues. What I've dealt with is way way way less than some people have had to deal with. It's just a matter of degrees. And... you are dealing with the death of a long term relationship right now. You need to grieve for a while. And process stuff, and get back on your horse, and yadda yadda, yadda. We all get it. No worries.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#79946 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
This is going to sound very stupid, but looking at the Apple site, I can't figure out which device is the desktop computer. Is it the Mac mini? Aren't there compatibility problems with USB vs 30 prong plugs? I wasn't keen on getting an all in one because I have a nice big monitor that I got last year.
I also don't know how to convert the size/speed numbers I am accustomed to working with for RAM and hard drive. Stuff on Apple seems to start at $599 and go up. An HP with 4GB RAM and 500GB hardrive is available for $319. I would have to add the MS Word package, but that costs out at $139 at CDW and I would need a security package. I have a ongoing argument with my husband on that. Consumer Reports said teh the MS Security suite which is free is as good as the Norton and McAfee systems. He disagrees, but I was using the MSSEcurity suite on the old computer and I ever had problems with viruses or malware.
My sister has an Apple laptop which I use when we go up to teh cottage. The inteface wouldn't be that hard to learn.
Thanks for the input though.
I've decided to get the Mac Book Air. The weight is good...very portable, and the guy at the Apple store helped me to configure my HD (500 gigs) and RAM (8 gigs). There is an Office program for Mac, so no worries there. Doesn't your ISP offer you a security package? I have (stupid) Comcast and Norton is included.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#79947 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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You don't have to be a student as long as you are a graduate/alum of an accredited college or university.
Ah. Cool.:D

Since: Feb 08

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#79948 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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Wre the kids kept locked up? Did tehy go to school? How did they have access to a counselor to whom they could slip a note?
Have you seen the situation in KC where the 17 year old has been handcuffed to a pole in the basement since September and essentislly starved?
I guess they got help from the couple's natural children. I know that at least one of the natural kids testified against the parents. I think they made the place look "normal" when they knew a worker was coming.
Doctors said the kids were malnourished, and when they made the surprise visit they found the fridge and all food cupboards locked up.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79949 Feb 8, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>IMO the absolute best thing you can do is keep in mind that this will end and you just have to ride it out. The next best thing is to keep in mind that you deserve to be happy, and you should value yourself enough to believe that your happiness is not predicated on your ex or anyone else. Go do some things you enjoy, and f' him if he is missing out on enjoying them with you.
Thanks.

His loss. His loss. His loss....

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79950 Feb 8, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>It came out right. I understood what you were saying.:) No ne is an island and everyone has issues. What I've dealt with is way way way less than some people have had to deal with. It's just a matter of degrees. And... you are dealing with the death of a long term relationship right now. You need to grieve for a while. And process stuff, and get back on your horse, and yadda yadda, yadda. We all get it. No worries.
Thank you. Again.
:)

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79951 Feb 8, 2013
So I ended up with an invitation to happy hour with a few people from work. It was fun and a huge relief to be out socializing with people I know.

Since: Feb 08

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#79952 Feb 8, 2013
Oh, and I heard about the KC thing, but I've not read any detailed reports.
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79953 Feb 8, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So I ended up with an invitation to happy hour with a few people from work. It was fun and a huge relief to be out socializing with people I know.
Good.

Sort of off topic:
I don't particularly like most beers. I do like hard cider. There is a tasting of 80 hard ciders at Navy Pier tomorrow. I am going with my sister and BIL ( who is gluten intolerant) and a friend of theirs. Husband made a face when I asked him.

I have been on my diet since Jan 1 and I have been "saving" for this event(No wheat,processed carbs, dairy, sugars or alcohol since last year. I miss them less that I expected). We are planning strategy with transporation to avoid buzz driving, food suitable for BIL and maybe walking if the sidewalks have melted enough.

I have seen the list of ciders- I have drunk some of them, but this will be FUN. The kicker will be that I am sure to like some that won't be available in Chicago.

The organizer of Cider Summit is from Portland I think, so I will raise a sipper to Moon and Mimi

Since: Feb 08

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#79954 Feb 8, 2013
http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2011/10/19/washin...

Sorry, the story said foster, but they'd adopted the kids. So, no regular visits after the final adoption thing.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79955 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Good.
Sort of off topic:
I don't particularly like most beers. I do like hard cider. There is a tasting of 80 hard ciders at Navy Pier tomorrow. I am going with my sister and BIL ( who is gluten intolerant) and a friend of theirs. Husband made a face when I asked him.
I have been on my diet since Jan 1 and I have been "saving" for this event(No wheat,processed carbs, dairy, sugars or alcohol since last year. I miss them less that I expected). We are planning strategy with transporation to avoid buzz driving, food suitable for BIL and maybe walking if the sidewalks have melted enough.
I have seen the list of ciders- I have drunk some of them, but this will be FUN. The kicker will be that I am sure to like some that won't be available in Chicago.
The organizer of Cider Summit is from Portland I think, so I will raise a sipper to Moon and Mimi
Is this yearly event? Gives me a good reason to takea trip to Chicago

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#79956 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Good.
Sort of off topic:
I don't particularly like most beers. I do like hard cider. There is a tasting of 80 hard ciders at Navy Pier tomorrow. I am going with my sister and BIL ( who is gluten intolerant) and a friend of theirs. Husband made a face when I asked him.
I have been on my diet since Jan 1 and I have been "saving" for this event(No wheat,processed carbs, dairy, sugars or alcohol since last year. I miss them less that I expected). We are planning strategy with transporation to avoid buzz driving, food suitable for BIL and maybe walking if the sidewalks have melted enough.
I have seen the list of ciders- I have drunk some of them, but this will be FUN. The kicker will be that I am sure to like some that won't be available in Chicago.
The organizer of Cider Summit is from Portland I think, so I will raise a sipper to Moon and Mimi
Have fun PE!
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79957 Feb 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Is this yearly event? Gives me a good reason to takea trip to Chicago
It is the first time I have heard of it. It seems to be a road show kind of thing that pops up in different cities.

The organizers had a web site but they didn't answer my email.

Are you a cider person?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#79958 Feb 8, 2013
Just looked it up
3 cities.
Growing
Fingers crossed that it comes to me one day.

Just looked at the list.
26 tables.

I've had everything on 6 of them.
Oh the fun I would have on the other 20 tables.

Since: Mar 09

West Palm Beach, FL

#79959 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Good.

Sort of off topic:
I don't particularly like most beers. I do like hard cider. There is a tasting of 80 hard ciders at Navy Pier tomorrow. I am going with my sister and BIL ( who is gluten intolerant) and a friend of theirs. Husband made a face when I asked him.

I have been on my diet since Jan 1 and I have been "saving" for this event(No wheat,processed carbs, dairy, sugars or alcohol since last year. I miss them less that I expected). We are planning strategy with transporation to avoid buzz driving, food suitable for BIL and maybe walking if the sidewalks have melted enough.

I have seen the list of ciders- I have drunk some of them, but this will be FUN. The kicker will be that I am sure to like some that won't be available in Chicago.

The organizer of Cider Summit is from Portland I think, so I will raise a sipper to Moon and Mimi
Sounds like fun.
:)
PEllen

Chicago, IL

#79960 Feb 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Just looked it up
3 cities.
Growing
Fingers crossed that it comes to me one day.
Just looked at the list.
26 tables.
I've had everything on 6 of them.
Oh the fun I would have on the other 20 tables.
The major liquor outlet in Chicago is Binny's. I check their cider stock fairly regularly. I have not seen most of the labels listed. Where do you find that much variety? Do you order on line?

If it comes to your area, keep an eye out for ticket deals. I got a two-fer on a Groupon type site last November.

I will report back.

Since: Jan 10

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#79961 Feb 8, 2013
NWmoon wrote:
I danced and whooped for joy.
I hope they rot in jail from the inside out.
http://www.katu.com/news/local/Vancouver-coup...
ITA.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#79962 Feb 8, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Where do you find that much variety? Do you order on line?
In my area its a two store race for best selection.
Total Wine and an little no name hole in the wall liquor store that is packed from wall to wall with a lot of imports and craft beers. They have a really good selection as of ciders as well.

Whole Foods has a few.
ABC liquors sucks (as far as cider selection)

Also, there is a bar/restaurant that features something like 30 different ciders(only been there once). Second bottle I tried was a little more expensive than the others. I didn't realize till I got it that it was like 3 times the size as the others. was walkin around feeling like I was drinkin a 40.

Since: Jan 10

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#79963 Feb 8, 2013
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You hav to watch this, Matilda! Dog jumping for balloon.

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