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Old 01-09-2010, 10:13 PM   #3021
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I had an XO who swore that "Semper Gumby" was the submarine force motto...

... but reading one of Leonidas' Gumby posts I can easily believe that it was ripped off from the Marines.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:19 PM   #3022
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I watched the Patriots get their clock cleaned......in a wildcard game today. Oh well.
I do, however, hear a faint crowd cheer from my childhood, rising up in the background...
LET'S GO JETS! LET'S GO JETS! LET'S GO JETS!
One good thing about being from NY, you can pick from the Giants, the Bills, and the Jets to cheer for in football.

I will be 100% analog and uncharacteristically silent on the forum until Jan 25.
I do hereby pass the baton for excessive frivolity and untethered wisecracking and blatant innuendo in the very capable hands of...drum roll...
Miss bbbamI, our lovely contestant from TX.

Vicente, please assist whenever possible.

See you all when I return.
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AHHHHHOOOOGHHHHAAA and holy crap Cap'n! I don't think I've got it in me!

....better start eatin' mah Cheerios....

....yes, you best be comin' back freebird....

ta ta...for now....
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AHHHHHOOOOGHHHHAAA and holy crap Cap'n! I don't think I've got it in me!

....better start eatin' mah Cheerios....

....yes, you best be comin' back freebird....

ta ta...for now....
All I can say is...I may be a Yank but I got the right spirit.

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Spent quite a bit of time yesterday trying to decide what route I want to take to Florida next month....then deciding where to stop overnight on the way there...then which hotels to stay at. I finally got it mapped out, chose the hotels, and made the reservations! Whew!!! Glad that's done!!!

Now I have to finish figuring it all out for the trip back home. I think I know where I'm stopping along the way, and have one hotel picked out.....now have to cipher the rest of it out.....tomorrow!

Today is going to be a 'goof off and get nothing done' day.....IOW, just a typical day around here! Haha! And we're finally starting to climb out of the deep freeze that we've had.....s'posed to get all the way up into the 30's tomorrow...Spring is in the air....only 67 days away!!! WooHoo!!!

We have a surprise birthday party to go to this evening for the DH of an old friend...his 'Big 5-0'.....darn young whipper-snapper! Should be a lot of good food and some good ol' bluegrass pickin' & singin' too!
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Bucket of balls, chips/putting practice, washed car - to NHL game tonight: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals.
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So far rolled out of bed around 10 a.m. Slurped some tea, did a little laundry, ate some cheese jalapeņo bread, got the house ready for the annual termite inspection. Teared up at a dog video, nearly wet myself over an Alan King video.

Gonna go get my toofies cleaned in a bit. The cleaning is not too bad as I get 'gassed'.....
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So far rolled out of bed around 10 a.m. Slurped some tea, did a little laundry, ate some cheese jalapeņo bread, got the house ready for the annual termite inspection. Teared up at a dog video, nearly wet myself over an Alan King video.

Gonna go get my toofies cleaned in a bit. The cleaning is not too bad as I get 'gassed'.....
Sounds like a fast-paced life, bbbamI, I've been up 90 minutes and am still at the slurp part. Oh yeah, today will be laundry day because it's raining. Have a gas.
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Bucket of balls, chips/putting practice, washed car - to NHL game tonight: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals.
You know your desperate for some golf when you go to the course knowing it's not open for play(greens covered). Took the mutt this morning to let him run loose and I carried a 9 iron with me just to hit a ball or two along the way. Actually not too bad out as it was around 40, sunny, with little wind. First time I have ever hit a ball in a frozen lake. Took one bounce and disappeared.
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I've had a bit of a rough day overloaded with tasks. First I had to organise a quick trip to Hawaii for Feb, then had to work on our weekend to Carmel in Feb to take advantage of some free hotel nights. At the same time I was working on our overnight trip to SF later this month and trying to arrange with a girlfriend to go for a few days to a retreat in Arizona. In between I managed to do a few loads of washing and churn thru some paperwork.

Who says being retired is easy?? My case clearly demonstrates what hard work it is not working.
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Wow, that Freedbird video really brought back some memories. Thanks. Met 5 of the retirees for lunch today. We had a long, leisurely lunch and then 4 of us loaded (to make sure that they will fit) our empty suitcases into the car we are driving to Pittsburgh on 1/23 to fly to FL. We will be cruising 1/24 through 1/31-lookout Aruba!!! Then 3 of us went to a consignment shop and I bought a long dress for the formal nights for the cruise. It had the blue discount ticket, so I paid $12.72. How is that for being frugal? I then got gas for the car, came home and did dishes, emptied and washed 5 cat litter boxes, swept a couple of rooms, ate dinner and finally computer time.
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Lessee. I got up, made and drank coffee, ate a little breakfast. Put in my application to be a park service bike patrol volunteer. Answered a couple of emails. Looked at pics of a brand new great niece and congratulated my niece. Browsed some forums, petted the cats. Took a little walk (brrr, that wind is still cold). Picked up the kitchen and tossed a small pile of papers I found in a cupboard. Messed about with my financial spreadsheets with some new statements that came in. Think I'm getting the hang of this retired life?
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Sounds like a fast-paced life, bbbamI, I've been up 90 minutes and am still at the slurp part. Oh yeah, today will be laundry day because it's raining. Have a gas.
Mmmm, hmmm...I need to slow down.

btw, no termites...no cavities.....good gas....
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Mmmm, hmmm...I need to slow down.

btw, no termites...no cavities.....good gas....
Some people got all the luck...
But gas? Nitrous Oxide? The last time a dentist used that was when I took my son, when he was 6-yr old, for a filling.
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But gas? Nitrous Oxide? The last time a dentist used that was when I took my son, when he was 6-yr old, for a filling.
I assume it is N. O. Heh...no matter, I felt fine....let the good times roll.....
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Another visit to the dentist to have a filling put in. This stuff of the dentures is taking an inordinate amount of time ....and fear
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Woke late - 9am. Fed cats, made/drank coffee. Met a good friend for lunch then stayed after at a coffee shop to do computer stuff - updates and now am waiting and waiting for Ms. Garmin to get her map updates. It could be a lot worse.
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I assume it is N. O. Heh...no matter, I felt fine....let the good times roll.....
No, it's not NO!

NO = Nitric Oxide (which is used for therapeutic purposes in my clinical practice)
N2O = Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas, which is what they gave bbamI....... which may explain a lot!)
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I thought that was used only for kids, and there was an extra charge for it :-)

Should I ask for it the next time I see my dentist? :-)
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