“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83913 Apr 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
Happy surprise: I forgot about my tax refund! It's nice seeing that in my savings account.
Why can't they just add a smiley face judging icon? That would be much easier than typing "Yay!", though I am very happy for you :)

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83914 Apr 11, 2013
So last weekend I posted a couple of pictures of my dogs on Facebook. My mom sent me an email referencing these pictures, but we're not Facebook friends. Upon further research, we don't even have any mutual friends (the one we used to have has apparently unfriended me, which is a separate issue). I double checked my security settings and only friends can see stuff, not even friends of friends. I'm baffled and a little nervous about this.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83915 Apr 11, 2013
Speaking of old...

I was in my "Vietnam and the 1960s" class yesterday. My teacher, a Vietnam vet (so he's way serious about the subject) is of that generation; came of age in the early 60s. I haven't asked, but a little deductive reasoning, looking at pictures of him then (yeah, he put them in the syllabus) and looking at him now, I would say 70-ish is a pretty good estimate of his age.

Anyway, he plays music from that era every day because there are actually people in the class who have never heard some of the anti-war/protest songs of the day. Very cool. I still don't get how "Society's Child" is about the war, but whatever...maybe it's the overall feel of the 60s...

Anyway, he was playing "War" (
) during the mid-class break (3 hour class) and I noticed he was just standing at the podium rocking out.

Intellectually it makes sense, it's music of the time he came of age...his generation, but it's just kind of funny (?) watching this "old" guy (my parents' age) all rocking out.

Then it occurred to me that's probably how my nephews view me rocking out to AC/DC or something.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83916 Apr 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So last weekend I posted a couple of pictures of my dogs on Facebook. My mom sent me an email referencing these pictures, but we're not Facebook friends. Upon further research, we don't even have any mutual friends (the one we used to have has apparently unfriended me, which is a separate issue). I double checked my security settings and only friends can see stuff, not even friends of friends. I'm baffled and a little nervous about this.
Weird.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83917 Apr 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So last weekend I posted a couple of pictures of my dogs on Facebook. My mom sent me an email referencing these pictures, but we're not Facebook friends. Upon further research, we don't even have any mutual friends (the one we used to have has apparently unfriended me, which is a separate issue). I double checked my security settings and only friends can see stuff, not even friends of friends. I'm baffled and a little nervous about this.
Ask her.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83918 Apr 11, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
My great-grandmother once told me that she'd walked past that garage on her way to church and that the massacre had happened between the time she walked to church and home from church. I believed it when I was seven, but I'm not so sure about it now. <shrug> They lived in Cicero(?) is that near there?
Sorry my whole Chicago experience has been only in the general vicinity of the train station near State Street(? I think?), and O'Hare airport. so I don't really know the geography well.
No it was just south of teh corner of Clark and Belden. Cicero is pretty far away now and had poorer transportation then.
In the early 1960's my Chicago high school offered horseback riding clases in Lincoln Park. The garage/stable was just across the street from the St Valentines Day garage. It was torn down in the 70's I think. There is a highrise public housing for seniors on the site now. My husband lived about a block away when we met in the early 80's. I haven't walked the area on foot in 30 years. I don't think there is a plaque.

The only person posting here who references being in that neighborhood might be Sam

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83919 Apr 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
So last weekend I posted a couple of pictures of my dogs on Facebook. My mom sent me an email referencing these pictures, but we're not Facebook friends. Upon further research, we don't even have any mutual friends (the one we used to have has apparently unfriended me, which is a separate issue). I double checked my security settings and only friends can see stuff, not even friends of friends. I'm baffled and a little nervous about this.
It's not your profile pic or the banner pic across the top, is it?

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#83920 Apr 11, 2013
My SIL's latest crabby passive-aggressive FB post was something like "Just putting this out there, but if you have inappropriate FB pictures I'm going to start deleting you". So I said "Is (J) posting his nude yoga pictures again?"

I don't think she found it as funny as we did.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83921 Apr 11, 2013
In Covina, CA today:

"Police say a man deliberately cut himself with saws inside a Los Angeles-area Home Depot store, causing a gruesome scene in front of customers that left him severely injured.

West Covina police Cpl. Rudy Lopez says the man was in the store's tool section Wednesday when he grabbed several small hand saws and cut his arms to the bone.

Police found the man unconscious in a pool of blood.

An off-duty paramedic had been shopping nearby, and with help from police collected twine and rags from shelves and put makeshift tourniquets on both arms.

The man was in surgery, but his condition is unclear.

Lopez says the man was carrying no identification and has been unable to answer questions, so police don't know his name or why he cut himself."

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83922 Apr 11, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not your profile pic or the banner pic across the top, is it?
Nope.

I might have to ask her exactly what she can see. This means admitting that I never responded to her friend request, but I'm concerned.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#83923 Apr 11, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL's latest crabby passive-aggressive FB post was something like "Just putting this out there, but if you have inappropriate FB pictures I'm going to start deleting you". So I said "Is (J) posting his nude yoga pictures again?"
I don't think she found it as funny as we did.
*I* find it funny.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83924 Apr 11, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Speaking of old...
I was in my "Vietnam and the 1960s" class yesterday. My teacher, a Vietnam vet (so he's way serious about the subject) is of that generation; came of age in the early 60s. I haven't asked, but a little deductive reasoning, looking at pictures of him then (yeah, he put them in the syllabus) and looking at him now, I would say 70-ish is a pretty good estimate of his age.
Anyway, he plays music from that era every day because there are actually people in the class who have never heard some of the anti-war/protest songs of the day. Very cool. I still don't get how "Society's Child" is about the war, but whatever...maybe it's the overall feel of the 60s...
Anyway, he was playing "War" (http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=01-2pNCZiNkXX) during the mid-class break (3 hour class) and I noticed he was just standing at the podium rocking out.
Intellectually it makes sense, it's music of the time he came of age...his generation, but it's just kind of funny (?) watching this "old" guy (my parents' age) all rocking out.
Then it occurred to me that's probably how my nephews view me rocking out to AC/DC or something.
That'sme, my generation. I was born in 50 and was in college 67-71. Friends' older brothers were advisors in Nam as early as 1964 to my personal recollection.The embassy was evacuated in 75(?).

The music and the smell of weed and incense will give a flashback to a helluva a lot of us who never left the country.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#83925 Apr 11, 2013
Mimi- if you can access Domini, she is a military historian teaching at the college level. I would love to follow a discussion with you two

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me!

#83926 Apr 11, 2013
I was talking with my daughter about it, and then realized that her mother and my X are both her FB friends. Since I want nothing to do with either of them, I dont want them to try and friend me, but also know that will probably cause my kid some noise.


Decided to ditch the whole thing.

j_m_w wrote:
So last weekend I posted a couple of pictures of my dogs on Facebook. My mom sent me an email referencing these pictures, but we're not Facebook friends. Upon further research, we don't even have any mutual friends (the one we used to have has apparently unfriended me, which is a separate issue). I double checked my security settings and only friends can see stuff, not even friends of friends. I'm baffled and a little nervous about this.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83927 Apr 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
No it was just south of teh corner of Clark and Belden. Cicero is pretty far away now and had poorer transportation then.
In the early 1960's my Chicago high school offered horseback riding clases in Lincoln Park. The garage/stable was just across the street from the St Valentines Day garage. It was torn down in the 70's I think. There is a highrise public housing for seniors on the site now. My husband lived about a block away when we met in the early 80's. I haven't walked the area on foot in 30 years. I don't think there is a plaque.
The only person posting here who references being in that neighborhood might be Sam
Oh cool. Thanks. I really don't know much about the city other than the Capone connection. Kinda sad being as it's kind of a big deal city for the whole country...

My mom told me that when they lived there when she was just a little kid that her mom would stroke out whenever she answered the door. Kinda makes me wonder about the people my grandmother hung out with...

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83928 Apr 11, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL's latest crabby passive-aggressive FB post was something like "Just putting this out there, but if you have inappropriate FB pictures I'm going to start deleting you". So I said "Is (J) posting his nude yoga pictures again?"
I don't think she found it as funny as we did.
Ahahahahahahaha!!!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#83929 Apr 11, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope.
I might have to ask her exactly what she can see. This means admitting that I never responded to her friend request, but I'm concerned.
Hey, mom -- I'm looking for the pictures of my dogs. Where did you see those? I can't remember where I put them. A friend of mine wants to see them.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83930 Apr 11, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
That'sme, my generation. I was born in 50 and was in college 67-71. Friends' older brothers were advisors in Nam as early as 1964 to my personal recollection.The embassy was evacuated in 75(?).
The music and the smell of weed and incense will give a flashback to a helluva a lot of us who never left the country.
I think he was in kinda early. He's thrown a shitton of info at us over the past four days and I'm still trying to parse it, but I think he said something about being with MAAG around '64 which would have made him an "adviser." He saw ground combat though, so I'm just not sure.

Right now though it doesn't really matter. All I need to do is answer the question "why did we go to Vietnam" to his satisfaction. As long as I do that, I get my A and that's really all that matters. I needed a (just one) US History credit (how I missed this I do not know) so I took the class. <shrug>

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#83931 Apr 11, 2013
Toj wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, mom -- I'm looking for the pictures of my dogs. Where did you see those? I can't remember where I put them. A friend of mine wants to see them.
Yep. I was going to say something similar. She doesn't have to admit she refused the friend request.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83932 Apr 11, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, the inability to understand a viewpoint that differs from yours is what makes you narrow-minded and intolerant.
Talking to yourself again, dum dum?

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