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Just got back from 5 days in Kill Devil Hills, NC. When travelling, always take Sarah in SC's gustatorial advice. The Outer Banks Brewing Station was excellent.

DW got certified as a Hypnotherapist. I'm going to get her to work with me to lose some weight. If it works I'm buying into the theory 100%. I've tried most everything with no sucess. I'm too susceptible to the call of the Whopper. It will be interesting to see how this goes.

The No Swimming flags were out Mon - Wed, but I got to play in the ocean on Thursday. Had a blast. Also a hike on the Sweetgum Trail in the Nags Head Wildlife Preserve. There are actually hills in Kill Devil Hills! We're going back in March, so I'm saving the Wright Bothers Memorial and the NC Aquarium for that trip.
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Today , I waited for a painter who never showed . Two days ago the painter showed but gave me a crazy estimate . I have one more to try and if that does not work out . We are doing the work ourselves . Actually Gary is doing the painting but I'll run to Home Depot for the paint .
Argh Razza frazza....

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There is a wonderful blue painter's tape available at any paint store that makes life SO EASY when painting. I buy the wider size tape and cheap white plastic kitchen bags. I run the tape, cut the bags open at the seams, and affix the plastic bags to the underside of the tape to protect the windows and wallpapered walls from splatters. Completely reusable for the next section.
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I have a new friend. He is originally from the Bronx (NYC). He is so funny he could do standup, albeit with a very salty edge. He has a storehouse of jokes in his brain. My face still hurts from laughing.

Nice to be meeting folks originally from my neck of the woods (just north of NYC). He wants to hop the Amtrak and show me the Big Apple the RIGHT way on a day trip. And of course I will have to eat a big salty soft pretzel,
a slice or two of REAL pizza, and a hot pastrami sandwich on REAL rye bread while I'm there.
I'll walk the calroies off sightseeing.

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I have a new friend. He is originally from the Bronx (NYC). He is so funny he could do standup, albeit with a very salty edge. He has a storehouse of jokes in his brain. My face still hurts from laughing.
Hey Freebird, what happened to the Favorite Bostonian?

You're not two timing, are you?
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I have a new friend. He is originally from the Bronx (NYC). He is so funny he could do standup, albeit with a very salty edge. He has a storehouse of jokes in his brain. My face still hurts from laughing.

Nice to be meeting folks originally from my neck of the woods (just north of NYC). He wants to hop the Amtrak and show me the Big Apple the RIGHT way on a day trip. And of course I will have to eat a big salty soft pretzel,
a slice or two of REAL pizza, and a hot pastrami sandwich on REAL rye bread while I'm there.
I'll walk the calroies off sightseeing.

Twist my arm...
Living in Ohio, I miss real rye bread.
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... on REAL rye bread while I'm there.
What is UNREAL Rye bread?
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What you get in Ohio.
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I have a new friend. He is originally from the Bronx (NYC). He is so funny he could do standup, albeit with a very salty edge. He has a storehouse of jokes in his brain. My face still hurts from laughing.

Nice to be meeting folks originally from my neck of the woods (just north of NYC). He wants to hop the Amtrak and show me the Big Apple the RIGHT way on a day trip. And of course I will have to eat a big salty soft pretzel,
a slice or two of REAL pizza, and a hot pastrami sandwich on REAL rye bread while I'm there.
I'll walk the calroies off sightseeing.

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Yum!! Sounds delicious. Pretzels, pizza, hot pastrami - - mmmm!!!

Dating several people before settling down with one is a smart idea, not to mention fun. There are a million fish in the sea.
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You're not two timing, are you?

She probably has a few more cities to cover . She now has a Bostonian & a soon to be favorite New Yorker .
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I had a wonderful time at the Houston ERs chapter meeting. Thanks for herding all us cats, Htown Harry!

Families Weekend is finished, and our kid seems firmly ensconced at Rice. She'll have better feedback when four-week exams & grades are finished.

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Today i drove, yesterday I drove. Am now plopped down in a motel room in 29 Palms waiting for my gal to give me the come ahead or have her come down here. I'm 6 miles from insanity and hoping to avoid it altogether - she's been living with it for a week.

Got the call this morning while I was on the road that my old man cat Blue has checked out of this world. He was a good ol' boy, hated other cats and never forgave God for sticking him him in a cat body when he was so aware of being a former CEO human. He'll get planted out front away from the other cat graves so he can have some peace and be first to eyeball any human visitors.
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This is he in younger warmer times. Only cat I knew who liked Posole and Mexican food, expressing a great preference for tacos after being doctored up with tomato, onion, hot sauce, and lime vs. just getting carnitas meat on a plate on the floor.

As a young cat a neighbor ran over his foot - didn't break any bones, but it was an introduction to good drugs - he swore constantly thereafter about the fate that cursed him with no pockets - had he had them he would have been out buying downers. As it was, he was left with a slightly deformed set of right toes, which had him flipping off the world at all times. Which fit his personality just fine.
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Sorry to hear about Blue. It's always difficult to lose our furry friends. He sounds like quite the gentleman cat, and I'm sure you will have fond memories of him.
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...Maybe she's just visiting a lot of ports?
How does that Beyonce song go..."If you like it then you shoulda put a ring on it...Oooooh oooh OOOOOOH Oooooh oooh OOOOOOH "

Miss Freebird has her pick of suitors. I'm 52 years young and still can knock 'em dead. It's all in the legs...32" inseam.
I am finding that gentlemen in their late 50s and early 60s are a very nice age range for moi. Not freshly divorced, not too much older, kids well grown, and still...um...well you know.

To be fair, I brief them ALL on the "Freebird" mentality (..and this bird you cannot cha-aa-ange...no-o-o-o-ooooo-oo...a la Lynyrd Skynyrd) on first meet. Most of these guys don't want a wife or steady girl. They are very pleased to be with a fun silly girl like me to get out of the house and do things with and have some laughs.

However, Mr. Boston is STILL my fave. He is sensing he better get on the stick, and quick.
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Our kid's back in the college routine today, so we just hunkered down in our air-conditioned space and got caught up on our own lives.

I made a bunch of changes to the 64-page version of "The Military Guide" (thanks for the social group's feedback!), including such fascinating features as footers shifting from Roman page numbers to Arabic numbers and alternating left/right sides of the odd/even pages.

Tomorrow's flight leaves at 9:30 AM from almost the opposite side of Houston, and it took easily 30 minutes to deal with the rental car, so it's gonna be a very early morning. The good news is that we're going away from the city center, so hopefully the traffic jams will be on the other side of the median.
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Finis!

The light at the end of the tunnel...my hallway painting project is DONE DONE DONE

The rest of the living room will be a piece of cake compared to the hallway with 5 doorways, 2 chair rails, 3 smoke detector/motion sensor/doorbell cover things to paint around, 2 archways....ARGH.
Add tendinitis and carpal tunnel in both hands = this took me a loooooong time to do. 2 coats of course.
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After several failed attempts at hiring a painter we have started our projects . Gary is painting and I am the Home Depot / Lowe's gopher . Our house is in complete disarray but there is an end in sight .After the painting is done the new carpet will be installed and I get to check off my projects for this year .New molding in the living & dining areas ,New paint & carpet in the den , New paint & carpet on the stairs and landing . Next year will be new paint & carpet in the master bedroom & gut & renew the master bath . I feel since real estate is so bad we might as well enjoy the house while we wait for it to pick up .
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Woo Hoo.....you got it goiní on!

As far as legs go....well, I've got two of 'em.


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Had to take a few ibuprofen pills as my back has bothered me quite a bit. I think itís because of the cooler weather and has nothing to do with my ageÖ.
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