“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84218 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Hi All! Before campaign season gets too crazy, I thought it was about time that I set up an account that didn't have my real name in it.
Did y'all see/hear the fans at the Bruins game singing the National Anthem last night? I got a little teary eyed, but I'll admit that I was impressed that so many hockey fans knew all the words to the National Anthem. Maybe I should just change that to so many people in general.
Hey! We know the words because they play it at every game! ;-) And yes...definitely had a lump in my throat.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84219 Apr 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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I'm thinking $3,000 in vet bills? Maybe $2,500? Just in the last 18 months (two emergency surgeries). Bailey cost me $2K in three weeks before she died. Abbie cost me about $2K in the month before she died.
I haven't really looked into it, but is this the type of stuff that pet insurance would cover, if you had it?

Since: Jan 10

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#84220 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Hi All! Before campaign season gets too crazy, I thought it was about time that I set up an account that didn't have my real name in it.
Did y'all see/hear the fans at the Bruins game singing the National Anthem last night? I got a little teary eyed, but I'll admit that I was impressed that so many hockey fans knew all the words to the National Anthem. Maybe I should just change that to so many people in general.
I just watched it. Just go to youtube and search for:

boston bruins national anthem

It's pretty darned cool.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84221 Apr 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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Hey! We know the words because they play it at every game! ;-) And yes...definitely had a lump in my throat.
They play it at the Yankees games, too, but I doubt that most of the fans there would know all of the words ;)

E had "Team Day" at his school yesterday and I put him in a Yankees shirt that my Grandmother gave him, but he has never worn. He was very upset because he wanted to wear a Rutgers shirt (he has 4 of those and wears at least one a week). He wore his Rutgers Football shirt today.

He said that none of the girls in his class wore team shirts yesterday (I found out that one did, but she wore a Knicks shirt and he is not an NBA fan so I don't know if he recognized it). He said that they all wore "girltastic" shirts. That is my new favorite word. My Mets hat is pink, so I think it is girltastic ;)

Since: Jan 10

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#84222 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I haven't really looked into it, but is this the type of stuff that pet insurance would cover, if you had it?
Possibly to probably. I am in favor of pet insurance (There are scams out there -- but there are two good ones that are non-profit and run by veterinarians), but you typically can't get it once pets reach a certain age (mine are 10 right now).

I likely will get a kitten later this year or next spring, and I definitely will look into pet insurance then.

Also, I have a rich mom, who pays these bills for me (I never ask, she offers/sends a check). I don't even complain about the bills, it's just something she asks about.

Since: Jan 10

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#84223 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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They play it at the Yankees games, too, but I doubt that most of the fans there would know all of the words ;)
E had "Team Day" at his school yesterday and I put him in a Yankees shirt that my Grandmother gave him, but he has never worn. He was very upset because he wanted to wear a Rutgers shirt (he has 4 of those and wears at least one a week). He wore his Rutgers Football shirt today.
He said that none of the girls in his class wore team shirts yesterday (I found out that one did, but she wore a Knicks shirt and he is not an NBA fan so I don't know if he recognized it). He said that they all wore "girltastic" shirts. That is my new favorite word. My Mets hat is pink, so I think it is girltastic ;)
Did you hear that the Yankees also played "Sweet Caroline" between the 3rd and 4th innings this week, as a tip of the hat to the Boston Red Sox? I thought that was classy.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84224 Apr 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>Did you hear that the Yankees also played "Sweet Caroline" between the 3rd and 4th innings this week, as a tip of the hat to the Boston Red Sox? I thought that was classy.
I did. The news stations mentioned it a lot. I agree that it was a classy move on their part.

Ry asked me today why it was such a big deal that the whole arena was singing the National Anthem. He wasn't around for 9/11, but he has been watching the news reports about the bombing at the marathon. He also has to write a paper about people being mean, how that makes him feel and what he can do to stop it. That was assigned on Monday morning, which I find kind of eerie. This morning's breakfast conversation was definitely heavier than usual.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84225 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I did. The news stations mentioned it a lot. I agree that it was a classy move on their part.
Ry asked me today why it was such a big deal that the whole arena was singing the National Anthem. He wasn't around for 9/11, but he has been watching the news reports about the bombing at the marathon. He also has to write a paper about people being mean, how that makes him feel and what he can do to stop it. That was assigned on Monday morning, which I find kind of eerie. This morning's breakfast conversation was definitely heavier than usual.
J and I were watching this 6 part (I think) series on Nat Geo about the 80s and they covered the whole Challenger explosion. That would have been about the same kind of thing at the same age for us. Not that that was done on purpose, of course. But in things in the media that boggle the mind of the super young. I remember being very concerned with what happened to their bodies.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84226 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Hi All! Before campaign season gets too crazy, I thought it was about time that I set up an account that didn't have my real name in it.
Did y'all see/hear the fans at the Bruins game singing the National Anthem last night? I got a little teary eyed, but I'll admit that I was impressed that so many hockey fans knew all the words to the National Anthem. Maybe I should just change that to so many people in general.
They played it on NPR this morning. I was glad I was still in the shower, where I could cry in private.

Since: Oct 12

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#84227 Apr 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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My vet tech said she couldn't go on vacation this year because her dog needed both knees replaced this year.
Yes....as i recall, her knee's cost $700-900 each....but i live in an expensive area...lol...She was such a good girl...i still get chocked up thinking of several of my past, great dogs.....Talking about shedding a tear, you need to see the singing of the National Anthem, last night at the Boston Bruins game...it will really hit ya......

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84228 Apr 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>J and I were watching this 6 part (I think) series on Nat Geo about the 80s and they covered the whole Challenger explosion. That would have been about the same kind of thing at the same age for us. Not that that was done on purpose, of course. But in things in the media that boggle the mind of the super young. I remember being very concerned with what happened to their bodies.
I remember watching it in school and the teachers crying all day long.

I don't remember my parents talking to me about it, though. My mom tells me now that it didn't even occur to her to discuss things like I do with my boys. If she only knew what my friends and I came up with as explanations instead.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84229 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
Hi All! Before campaign season gets too crazy, I thought it was about time that I set up an account that didn't have my real name in it.
Did y'all see/hear the fans at the Bruins game singing the National Anthem last night? I got a little teary eyed, but I'll admit that I was impressed that so many hockey fans knew all the words to the National Anthem. Maybe I should just change that to so many people in general.
You tryin' to give NJ a good name? ;-)
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84230 Apr 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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J and I were watching this 6 part (I think) series on Nat Geo about the 80s and they covered the whole Challenger explosion. That would have been about the same kind of thing at the same age for us. Not that that was done on purpose, of course. But in things in the media that boggle the mind of the super young. I remember being very concerned with what happened to their bodies.
I meant to catch that 80s show on NG. Is it still on?

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84231 Apr 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>You tryin' to give NJ a good name? ;-)
It's a combo of RU (Scarlet Knights) and my eye color - plus they happen to be my sorority colors :)

Since: Jan 10

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#84232 Apr 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
<quoted text>
J and I were watching this 6 part (I think) series on Nat Geo about the 80s and they covered the whole Challenger explosion. That would have been about the same kind of thing at the same age for us. Not that that was done on purpose, of course. But in things in the media that boggle the mind of the super young. I remember being very concerned with what happened to their bodies.
I saw it live on TV in the school library (Jim V and I had skipped some class or another to watch it in a tiny office). At first, we didn't realize what had happened. When we did, I immediately went and got the social studies teacher and she came to where we were. We weren't that upset, but she was a wreck.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84233 Apr 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I saw it live on TV in the school library (Jim V and I had skipped some class or another to watch it in a tiny office). At first, we didn't realize what had happened. When we did, I immediately went and got the social studies teacher and she came to where we were. We weren't that upset, but she was a wreck.
I was in 4th grade and they gathered our classes into the library so we could all watch it. One of our teachers had submitted an essay an was very disappointed that she wasn't chosen to go. I remember her gasp so vividly.

Since: Jan 10

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#84234 Apr 18, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
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I was in 4th grade and they gathered our classes into the library so we could all watch it. One of our teachers had submitted an essay an was very disappointed that she wasn't chosen to go. I remember her gasp so vividly.
I was a senior. January 28, 1986.

Since: Jan 10

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#84235 Apr 18, 2013
LUnch today is a honeycrisp apple (if you can find them where you are, try one, they are the best -- sweet, but very crisp) and an amazing Dutch aged gouda. Yum.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#84236 Apr 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
LUnch today is a honeycrisp apple (if you can find them where you are, try one, they are the best -- sweet, but very crisp) and an amazing Dutch aged gouda. Yum.
So jealous! Are you stopping by to share with me? E requested pancakes today. They are not quite hitting the spot right now.

Since: Oct 12

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#84237 Apr 18, 2013
I love pancakes...even the pancakes and sausage at McDonalds....it's one of their only items that i think have any taste to it...When i was a kid, the Quarterounder was good, but now it tastes like cardboard.....lol....BK has mo taste.....

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