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Old 12-22-2008, 07:16 PM   #41
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Goonie!
we gals always have a weakness for those strong, silent, accordian playing lobster worshipping types.
Wow! What flattery! However, I think you must have me mistaken for someone else.....as I'm really only strong when I haven't taken a bath for several weeks days, and silent only when & if I shut my trap. Unclemick's gonna be disappointed that you thunk that was an accordian playing lobster! That ain't no stinkin' accordian playing lobster...that's a crawdaddy playin' a squeezebox!!!

But, hey....I can still fill the role I guess. I mean I am tall, dark, and exceptionally handsome (and extremely humble!!!)....and since this is the internet, you know for a fact that that's exactly what I look like....right?!

I don't have a picture of me handy, so just for reference, I look just like the guy in this photo:
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Old 12-22-2008, 07:30 PM   #42
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Wow! What flattery! However, I think you must have me mistaken for someone else.....as I'm really only strong when I haven't taken a bath for several weeks days, and silent only when & if I shut my trap. Unclemick's gonna be disappointed that you thunk that was an accordian playing lobster! That ain't no stinkin' accordian playing lobster...that's a crawdaddy playin' a squeezebox!!!

But, hey....I can still fill the role I guess. I mean I am tall, dark, and exceptionally handsome (and extremely humble!!!)....and since this is the internet, you know for a fact that that's exactly what I look like....right?!
crawdaddy, lobster, whatsa difference? they both got red shells when ya cook 'em up, right? <I'm gonna cook for that one>
hey, TD&H, you forgot the rippling bicep muscles and 6 pack abs.
sheesh, I gotta show youse guyz all the tricks to make the girlz swoon.
Sarah will be passing out scripts shortly.
In the meantime, practice flexing your...um....um...um...

BTW - that's me sitting on Santa's lap to your left. Me and the jolly guy are good buds.
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Old 12-22-2008, 10:13 PM   #43
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If you'll allow me to interupt the hijack and get back to the OP, I wish everyone a lovely holiday...a warm heart...and a roaring bull market in '09!

So glad I found this forum!!

Now, back off the tracks and into the weeds.....
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #44
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So, let's see, since we're careening off into the weeds...here are the parts awaiting nominations:
Crazy Aunt(s)
Crazy Uncle(s)
Delicate and fragile belle
Rough and tumble sister to fragile belle
Not quite crazy spinster great aunt
Random cousins on furlough from prison
Nice church going folks
Drunk brother-in-law to offend above
Preacher-man coming by the house to save some souls, showing up right in the middle of the poker game

oh...wait...we're actually in my family now...not the southern gothic novel...my bad.
And haven't even gotten to the handsome stranger, Ha! Might need some help here.
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:37 AM   #45
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Y'all are terrific.

I enjoy the thread on "what did you do today...."

The threads on family issues and how different people deal with them.

We're not the only ones dealing with elderly relatives and those issues.

I've even learned some things about finances and retirement.

Enjoy next year.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:03 AM   #46
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Sorry I'm late to this thread but I was busy killing fire ants in the backyard.

Happy Holidays to all and to a healthy and prosperous new year.
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:09 AM   #47
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Sorry I'm late to this thread but I was busy killing fire ants in the backyard.
Apparently "crazy aunts" are welcome to the family gathering, but not fire ants...
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:22 AM   #48
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Apparently "crazy aunts" are welcome to the family gathering, but not fire ants...
Our family gatherings frequently have fire ants but no FIRE aunts...
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Old 12-23-2008, 09:51 AM   #49
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So, let's see, since we're careening off into the weeds...here are the parts awaiting nominations:
Crazy Aunt(s)
Crazy Uncle(s)
Delicate and fragile belle
Rough and tumble sister to fragile belle
Not quite crazy spinster great aunt
Random cousins on furlough from prison
Nice church going folks
Drunk brother-in-law to offend above
Preacher-man coming by the house to save some souls, showing up right in the middle of the poker game

oh...wait...we're actually in my family now...not the southern gothic novel...my bad.
And haven't even gotten to the handsome stranger, Ha! Might need some help here.
put me down for Crazy Aunt Weedwacker from up north.

don't forget the...
- smooth talking and lecherous next door neighbor who runs the bank, a nephew maybe
- virginal paralegal with the secret night life, who works for the town lawyer, a niece maybe
- "Delta Dawn" character, wandering around town still waiting for her man to run off with, 20 years later, a sister maybe
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:41 PM   #50
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For some reason the 'group hug' picture reminded me of this old TV commercial, which Coca Cola presumably licensed from the New Seekers:
According to wikipedia, I may have presumed incorrectly:

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Their 1971 hit single "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", adapted from an advertising jingle for Coca-Cola, appeared 81st on the list of the UK's best-selling singles issued in 2002. It sold just under one million copies in the United Kingdom alone. The version used in the Coca-Cola television commercials was credited to The Hillside Singers, as many people of various backgrounds and cultures sang the song, holding Coca-Cola bottles on a hillside in the commercial. In the United States, both the New Seekers' and Hillside Singers' versions were hits, but the New Seekers reached the top 10 with it (#7 on the Billboard Hot 100) and earned a Gold Record while the Hillside Singers peaked at #13. "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" was so firmly connected with the Coca-Cola product that it eventually became known as "The Coke Song". The song was relaunched in Coca-Cola commercials in 2005. British band Oasis took the melody for the recording Shakermaker; they were sued, and handed over $500,000.
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Well, whatever. It's still a nice tune.
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Great post.....I would like to thank everyone too for helping me through some rough patches over the last few months. I especially loved the great advice I received from all of you regarding the move to NC, leaving corporate, dealing with past issues, and everything else!
I am so glad to report that everything has worked out well....still have money in the bank, getting new massage clients every day, have an A average for my first semester of massage school, work at a great spa, and the kicker......I will be going to my parents house for our first christmas dinner as a family.
So....thank you all from the bottom of my heart.....it has been a fabulous, but crazy year
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Congrats Citrine...that is HUGE! I am so happy for you!

and hey...I think maybe you should be nominated as the virtuous paralegal in our gothic novel (see freebird's post).
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I think I would be better cast as the rough and tumble sister to the fragile belle.....I am a bit of a tomboy even now
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put me down for Crazy Aunt Weedwacker from up north.

don't forget the...
- smooth talking and lecherous next door neighbor who runs the bank, a nephew maybe
- virginal paralegal with the secret night life, who works for the town lawyer, a niece maybe
- "Delta Dawn" character, wandering around town still waiting for her man to run off with, 20 years later, a sister maybe
And ancient matriarchal grandmother, who speaks her mind to people who don't exist.

(I had no idea this very nice thread had taken such a deliciously twisted detour! Agree, thanks to all for enriching my 2008 in ways more important than financial!)
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