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Old 04-07-2007, 08:55 AM   #21
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Yep - I live in brentwood. It was bone dry before the fire started. It rained a lot the next day or two after the fire because I remember being concerned about runoff from the burnt houses running into my lake with who knows what kind of heavy metals and other contaminants that were melted/vaporized during the fire and left in the ashes.
Now that is funny my wife grew up in Brentwood in the 60s!

Went to the elementary school there.

Small world, we were there last week walking around. I should ask her what street the house was on. It is in great condition. Whoever owns it now has added a real nice addition and has taken care of the house. The place must be pushing 60 years old. She also showed me the old swim club that they went to. I am starting to get my southern wings now. It feels good, but man its cold today !
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:03 PM   #22
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Now that is funny my wife grew up in Brentwood in the 60s!

Went to the elementary school there.

Small world, we were there last week walking around. I should ask her what street the house was on. It is in great condition. Whoever owns it now has added a real nice addition and has taken care of the house. The place must be pushing 60 years old. She also showed me the old swim club that they went to. I am starting to get my southern wings now. It feels good, but man its cold today !
Small world, huh? PM me and let me know which house/street it is! It's still pretty nice walking around the neighborhood. All the dogwoods, azaleas and cherry trees are in bloom right now. This is the best time of the year.

I grew up here for a while when I was very young. My bro went to the elementary school here, too. Then I moved back a few years ago. Not the nicest neighborhood in town, but a great value for what I paid.
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Old 04-07-2007, 07:46 PM   #23
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12 year old, admits to placing fecal material, in peas, at the local school cafeteria.
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No one has reported being sick but, peas are no longer on the menu.
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I was outside Blaisdell Arena yesterday (the state's high school science fair, an amazing event for another post) and read a plaque outside the building.

It was a list of the mayor & city-council members who brought the exhibition hall to us in 1995. One had been peremptorily voted down in every election since their term expired, another one has been indicted, a third has been disbarred, and the fourth is still on post-release parole...
You had me confused, until I saw exhibition hall, since the arena has been around since Elvis ... looks like a lot has been added to it since I was last around...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neal_Blaisdell_Center

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Oh, and go Menehunes!
I'd make some sort of humorous comment about how any team named the "Menehunes" is bound to strike fear & trembling into the hearts of their opponents, but our kid is still trying to figure out why I snicker every time she cheers for her high school's "Trojans"...
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I'd make some sort of humorous comment about how any team named the "Menehunes" is bound to strike fear & trembling into the hearts of their opponents, but our kid is still trying to figure out why I snicker every time she cheers for her high school's "Trojans"...


I remember when I first 'became' one and it was described to me as a tiny Hawaiian warrior, I always thought of the Karen Black "Trilogy of Terror' where this little 6" doll manages to terrorize her pretty dang well...

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Pandemic influenza just begging for a vector:
"Keeper of Coops Ends His Game of Chicken"

I guess it's reason #52 to have a set of CC&Rs. We live on the border of a community subject to a HOA and a couple hundred yards away the local "farmer" is raising over 100 fighting cocks hobby chickens. Their crowing is enough to drown out the noise of traffic on the adjacent highway. I can only imagine what it'd be like next door...
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