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Since: Jun 09

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#87998 Jul 5, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
Amy
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/THKO7N3A9I...
Abby
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T93E3CJ1DL...
Good morning, you delectable delights of populate humanity. Am I the only shmo working today?
So far it appears you are... my little lilting lark of morningtide.

I was out in your neck of the woods yesterday and kept peering into backyards to see if I recognized anyone

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#87999 Jul 5, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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So far it appears you are... my little lilting lark of morningtide.
I was out in your neck of the woods yesterday and kept peering into backyards to see if I recognized anyone
I spent a couple hours in the backyard yesterday scrubbing a rotisserie and an electric fryer that had been sitting untouched for about three years in a corner of the kitchen. Discovered they were cacked with dried grease. Ew. Then I lit off some fireworks.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88000 Jul 5, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
I spent a couple hours in the backyard yesterday scrubbing a rotisserie and an electric fryer that had been sitting untouched for about three years in a corner of the kitchen. Discovered they were cacked with dried grease. Ew. Then I lit off some fireworks.
Here-
your dream/nightmare has come true.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23567...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Melrose Park, IL

#88001 Jul 5, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Here-
your dream/nightmare has come true.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-23567...
See? You people keep calling me crazy and here I am saying I told you so.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88002 Jul 6, 2013

“...,to wit”

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#88003 Jul 6, 2013

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#88004 Jul 7, 2013

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#88005 Jul 7, 2013
PEllen wrote:
Amy for 7-7-, sort of:
The first letter is a repeat from one of the earlier columns this week

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TSBEEN4RTL...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#88006 Jul 8, 2013
*Peeking out from under my rock*

Um...hullo? Anyone out there?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#88007 Jul 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*
Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
no (crawls back under own rock)

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Since: Jun 09

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#88008 Jul 8, 2013
http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/T7AQPLG3FO...

Abby for July 8

http://www.topix.com/forum/chicago/TJ40LDP646...

Amy for July 8 with an announcement of 2 weeks of re-hash coming up. Yumm.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#88009 Jul 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*
Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
No, not yet. It' Monday.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#88010 Jul 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*
Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
Just finally got here, been catching up from the long weekend. This whole work thing is really getting in the way of my Topix time lately.... ;)

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#88011 Jul 8, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>See? You people keep calling me crazy and here I am saying I told you so.
Ugh. You are crazy. That is not a marriage, it is a publicity stunt.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#88012 Jul 8, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
*Peeking out from under my rock*

Um...hullo? Anyone out there?
I don't know that I like this west coast thing. I feel like I'm so behind everyone else. Ry said yesterday that he doesn't like CA because it took us over 3 hours to get back to my parents' house from Santa Ana (we had gone to visit my middle bro and his family this weekend and then to Legoland). No place in NJ takes 3 hours - that is one of the main things I love about it.

Since: Jan 10

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#88014 Jul 8, 2013
Happy Monday. It's warm here. It was 89 in my place at 10 p.m. last night. I posted about it on FB -- I didn't complain/whine too much, but I was so miserable (changed sweaty clothes four times, took two cool showers, etc.). but I tried to make jokes about it. Like how my dishwater wasn't cooling off so fast. ;)

But a friend showed up at work today with a perfectly functioning window AC unit they no longer need since they installed central air last summer! Woo hoo! Nick hopes to come over tomorrow night to install it for me.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#88015 Jul 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Happy Monday. It's warm here. It was 89 in my place at 10 p.m. last night. I posted about it on FB -- I didn't complain/whine too much, but I was so miserable (changed sweaty clothes four times, took two cool showers, etc.). but I tried to make jokes about it. Like how my dishwater wasn't cooling off so fast. ;)
But a friend showed up at work today with a perfectly functioning window AC unit they no longer need since they installed central air last summer! Woo hoo! Nick hopes to come over tomorrow night to install it for me.
I know. Different part of the country and all, but that seems so foreign to me. No central air. Installed after the fact. Every place I've ever lived, except one, has had central air. Houses and apartments.

Since: Jan 10

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#88016 Jul 8, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I know. Different part of the country and all, but that seems so foreign to me. No central air. Installed after the fact. Every place I've ever lived, except one, has had central air. Houses and apartments.
WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.

But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)

Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#88017 Jul 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.
But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)
Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
They make portable A/Cs that don't have to go into a window now.

I haven't lived without central heat and air since I was 19 years old. I couldn't imagine!!! Of course, it's sweltering most of the year here!

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#88018 Jul 8, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
WEll, typically, we get maybe three hot weeks each summer where you really need AC. As in, it gets to 95 (Or hotter) and stays there, doesn't get below 75 at night, so nothing cools down, etc. So a lot of people do rely on window units in the bedroom just to get through that period.
But that kind of sucks -- makes it tough to open windows when you get a nice day.(Quite a few households will piece together cooling with 2,3, 4 window units.)
Remember the Midwest heat wave of 1995? 750 or so people died in Chicago from the heat. That three-week period, our AC (central AC) in the house we were renting died on the first day of the heat wave. It sucked.
I had just moved into my first apartment and had zippo money when that heatwave hit. I only had the fan that my mom gave me, so I would spend as much time as I could away from my apt (I think I went to the gym alot) and then I would take as cold a shower as I could stand and then lay down wet and naked with the fan blowing on me. I'd have to put the sheet on in a few minutes and then I'd fall asleep.

But even now, I don't really like a lot of AC. We haven't put our window units in and if it stays as (relatively) cool as it has been, we might not put them in at all.

I feel like we do a lot of b!tching all winter about how cold it is, so when it finally gets hot we should shut up and enjoy it. Up to a point that is; I would have committed homicide if I hadn't had an AC unit in our bedroom while I was pregnant.

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