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Old 05-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #10321
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:51 AM   #10322
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Yep - only in "gold mist metallic" and with the "cocoa and cashmere" interior (below). Love those marketing-hype color descriptions...
As long as it's "rich Corinthian leather"
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Walked this morning with a 76 year old neighbor - a few farms over. Her family moved here in 1939, and the large parcel has been split off to family members over the years. We are just starting to landscape our home, and her son offered to dig up some of his volunteer Japanese maples...
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Well, the wireless colonoscopy was totally painless. And, it was really neat to watch the procedure on the screen. I'm glad I enjoyed it because I get to go back in two years. They found 13 polyps.

I will post back once I get the lab results. The doctor didn't think any looked cancerous. There was one polyp that quite large. I asked him if he was too far north; it looked like a tonsil.

I am going to assume the best until I hear otherwise.
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We went to lunch and the gym today.

Then I came home, and then spent a little time doing the twist for the first time in ages. I can still do it, too!

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I 'man sat' a few hours with a friend who had a stroke on Saturday. His wife needed to run some errands and, although he is physically and mentally just fine, did not want to leave him alone as he cannot speak.
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Well, the wireless colonoscopy was totally painless. And, it was really neat to watch the procedure on the screen. I'm glad I enjoyed it because I get to go back in two years. They found 13 polyps.

I will post back once I get the lab results. The doctor didn't think any looked cancerous. There was one polyp that quite large. I asked him if he was too far north; it looked like a tonsil.

I am going to assume the best until I hear otherwise.

Thanks for letting us know, Helen. Thank goodness for modern medicine.
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Thanks for letting us know, Helen. Thank goodness for modern medicine.
And thank you also for not sharing the video...
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Then I came home, and then spent a little time doing the twist for the first time in ages. I can still do it, too!


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Well, the wireless colonoscopy was totally painless. And, it was really neat to watch the procedure on the screen. I'm glad I enjoyed it because I get to go back in two years. They found 13 polyps.

I will post back once I get the lab results. The doctor didn't think any looked cancerous. There was one polyp that quite large. I asked him if he was too far north; it looked like a tonsil.

I am going to assume the best until I hear otherwise.
We'll need a report on the lab results, of course! Fingers crossed that all is well.
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Steve and I are spending our 22nd wedding anniversary out on the town. Dinner followed by great seats at Santana's show at the Hard Rock Casino.

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Bougainvillea pruning. The hard kind where the pole trimmer jams and you're using hand pruners to cut one-inch shoots that turn out to be 10 feet long. I filled two 65-gallon cans.

I thought I was being a wimp by taking frequent water breaks, but afterward I realized that I was out there for nearly three hours. I only finished the downhill side today, and I tomorrow I get to do the top.

I might've left it a little too long. There seems to be a 10-minute window between "lush pretty bougainvillea hedge" and "tropical jungle".
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I enjoyed my wine so much earlier that I had to top it off with a bit of Gentleman Jack neat. That was so good, I'm having my variation of a 'Bee's Knees'....rum, Grand Marnier and honey...with crushed ice don't ya know...

Listening to Little Feat on the patio.

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Did voter registration and vote by mail sign up in an economically challenged neighborhood about 2 miles from our apt complex. About 80% white and 20% minority. A couple of homes were very well-maintained and obviously owner-occupied. The rest..........

Does poverty bring chaos or does chaos bring poverty?

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Contemplated life for most of the day.

I enjoyed my wine so much earlier that I had to top it off with a bit of Gentleman Jack neat. That was so good, I'm having my variation of a 'Bee's Knees'....rum, Grand Marnier and honey...with crushed ice don't ya know...

Listening to Little Feat on the patio.

Ooooh...she's like a smooth stretch of highway, coooooh...she's like a cool summer breeze.....

Let it roll tonight.
Sounds like the perfect day.
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Yesterday started off at 0400 when the alarm went off. DW's niece graduated with her MBA from UMUC and we had to leave by 0600 to make the 0800 targeted arrival time that DW wanted. This all taking place at Comcast Center in College Park, MD.

Fortunately the master's go across the stage right after the PhD's so most of us left right after that to head to the restaurant where we were all meeting later and to beat the exiting crush of people and cars when the ceremony ended.

Every time we go back near the Washington, D.C. area we are reminded why we left. Too much traffic, too many self-important people.

All in all a good day and we had a good time, arriving home at about 6:00 and just crashed. I'm not used to that 0400 early start though.
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Now that we all know the brain damage caused by football, these sorts of questions always make me ponder: Which come first - the football (or ice hockey) or the brain problems?
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Every time we go back near the Washington, D.C. area we are reminded why we left. Too much traffic, too many self-important people.
Know exactly what you mean. Lived in NoVA for 9 yrs the last time (1997-2006), and three other times over the course of my life. There are simply better places to be and nicer folks to be around.

And, you're in one of them, the WVa panhandle is a wonderful place; Shepherdstown, Berkeley Springs, the rivers and mountains. If there was no snow, it'd be near the top of our list.
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And, you're in one of them, the WVa panhandle is a wonderful place; Shepherdstown, Berkeley Springs, the rivers and mountains. If there was no snow, it'd be near the top of our list.
I had such fun at a work retreat/meeting at the facility at Sherpherdstown, in January 2001. I hadn't seen snow for years! I was late to dinner the first night because I got sidetracked strolling through the woods from my room to the lodge - - I was throwing snowballs at a light pole. Try to explain THAT to the big wigs from D.C.
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