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Old 06-18-2010, 07:28 AM   #4621
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W2R, sorry if I misled you, even if unintentionally.

I am feeling better the last few days though. Well, hopefully justice will be served.
Yes, hopefully so. Glad you are feeling better about it.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:55 AM   #4622
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Jury duty can be pretty exciting my husband was called for jury duty on a person very high up in the mafia . He was scared but luckily he was excused . That is one jury I would not want to be on .
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I once hung a jury due to my stubborn insistance to only considering the facts & not some fanciful political interpretation led by one of the jurors. Turned out I was right as the whole thing was an attempted scam to sue the police. Afterwards when we gota bit more of the surrounding information, about half of the other jurors thanked me for holding out when they didn't have the guts to stick with their own analysis.
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Ran 3 miles, swam several laps, hit a bucket of tennis balls, watched USA vs Slovenia, watched England vs Algeria, watched US Open, grilled a steak, took a nap.Watched more US Open. Tampa Rays baseball tonight. TV is working O.T. today.
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Had lunch at Central Market, Whole Foods' (aka Whole Paycheck) main competitor here. Pasta with grilled salmon and asparagus. Yum!
Bought an art glass platter as a wedding gift. Yeowzee! Prices have gone up. Deflation my @ss.
Listening to the serene drip, drip, drip of air conditioner condensation falling into a bucket in the hall. Ah the life of a renter. No, you don't have to pay for the repairs, but you do have to wait for the landlord to fix it.
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Went to w*rk, and the high point of the day, out to lunch with a couple of girlfriends including my boss who is one of my closest friends(one of the reasons I stay). I will take a walk later when it cools off. Tomorrow is a busy day as I am taking a house tour. It will benefit the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor. It will be a hot one...prediction is for 90 to 92 with a chance of thunderstorms.
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Went to a farm a few miles from here. Here are some pictures. The goats were so cute and friendly
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I realized how much I miss the sound of my friend's voices.

Emails and PMs are nice but.....
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Emails and PMs are nice but.....
I feel the same way. Saw a good friend from my working days for lunch today. It was wonderful to see her, hug her and interact with her in person. We keep in touch, but there's nothing like a face to face. It seems like our society has become so remote and impersonal.

Sometimes I think facebook, twitter, e-mail, and texting totally suck.
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I feel the same way. Saw a good friend from my working days for lunch today. It was wonderful to see her, hug her and interact with her in person. We keep in touch, but there's nothing like a face to face. It seems like our society has become so remote and impersonal.

Sometimes I think facebook, twitter, e-mail, and texting totally suck.
Nothing warms the heart like a hug.

We're going to a biker rally next week for a few days....I know many of the people that will attend. There will be plenty of 'snug hugs' and I'm gonna soak up every drop of pleasure in each one.

Some of those guys squeeze the puddin' out of me...but resistance is futile.
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Bought my brewing equipment and ingredients for batch 1. Almost didnt - drove 2 hours to the store and they had no power due to storms. Had to shop in the dark and wait until the power came on to check out
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Optometrist visit today for a stronger presbyopia prescription. While we were chatting he mentioned that researchers have managed to use gene therapy to restore color vision to the retinas of rats. He's not sure whether that accomplishment will ever be deemed worthy of bringing out of the laboratory.

Good health checkup, no other eyeball issues, BP 110/65. Optometrist raised my monovision lens from 2.00 to 2.50. Could've been worse-- I got to exchange my unused disposable lenses, it wasn't 2.75, and there's no sign of incipient cataracts. But he said I'm still young...

No sign of surfer's pterygium, either. Good thing, too-- south swell coming next week.
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I feel the same way. Saw a good friend from my working days for lunch today. It was wonderful to see her, hug her and interact with her in person. We keep in touch, but there's nothing like a face to face. It seems like our society has become so remote and impersonal.

Sometimes I think facebook, twitter, e-mail, and texting totally suck.
That might be your experience, but I come across badly IRL (body language/eye contact/speech).
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Three mile walk/hike today in a city park in Bellevue WA. The park has one of the last stands of old growth forest in an urban area. The story goes, that this was one of the first park purchases of the city way back when. When completed, one of the city staffers said, "Now we own a park."

The name of the park? Why, Weowna, of course!

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Ending a week of extremely busy activity...prepping for FL trip, logging onto Match.com and actually meeting 2 very nice gentlemen in person and going on several dates* , reading and responding to some very wonderful PMs from folks here who are following and advising on some major life changes of mine , and getting the house all set for my absence. Whew.

* And yes, I allowed them to open the door and pay the restaurant bill. Especially the one with the Lincoln Continental.

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