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Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970777 by Acorns4u
Jan 29, 2019 8:26am
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And you can call it "The Venting Event" and have people carve stamps of angry (but funny) people and animals (I see a baboon showing teeth, or a howler monkey when thinking of this).
~SD~
US/Mexico border tour
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Jan 29, 2019 10:38am
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it took about 30 minutes to watch every segment.
very interesting.
it shows where there are existing walls, and where there is no wall.

https://www.usatoday.com/border-wall/us-mexico-interactive-border-map/
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970776 by Crazyolis
Jan 29, 2019 10:43am
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What weekend did you pick?
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970776 by Crazyolis
Jan 29, 2019 11:30am
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I would say that the people who dashed back a 'oh that's great' response probably didn't really give it a lot of thought. Human nature.

if so and so goes, we won't go

Screw them with that attitude. Seriously. Cross them off the list and move on. Trying to plan something like this is stressful enough without worrying about people like that.

One said they are going on a mini vacation from KY to OH with a stop in Niagara Falls. Since when is Niagara Falls on the way back to KY? And to add insult to injury, I live 90 minutes from NF and have been asking this cousin for YEARS to come visit! So she comes when we are not here??

I imagine they planned this trip when they could go? Maybe you don't have all the pertinent info? .....regardless of a family reunion date? Or whether or not you would be there?

As for the teenage girl thing I agree to keep the original date and get together with whoever shows up and forget the rest of the crap. You'll drive yourself nuts getting stressed out about who does this or that or doesn't do this or that.

There's just a lot of b**ls**t in this world that we have to try and let go of. It can be really hard but it can help us avoid a lot of stress. Life is just too freaking short.

So instead of potentially 14 families, I have maybe 3. Everyone says great idea, but no one wants to commit to going!

Depending on how important this is to you, maybe just tell people that due to not enough people going, it has been cancelled? That's a decision you would have to make. :(
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970776 by Crazyolis
Jan 29, 2019 11:36am
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You will have a blast with the ones who show. Post lots of (potentially) jealousy-inducing photos to Facebook. Love the one you're with.
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970790 by Goofy girl
Jan 29, 2019 12:23pm
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The third weekend in July! You wanna come....you can be part of the family!
Re: Nine Question Quiz
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Reply to: #970762 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 29, 2019 2:25pm
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Don't you know Scrabble rules? Proper names don't count!

Ok, I'll give you that one but what about dweeb
Re: US/Mexico border tour
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Reply to: #970788 by Grrly Girl
Jan 29, 2019 2:29pm
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Thanks for this. Can't wait to get home and watch more tonight. Not sure which side was US and which Mexico on the clip I saw--just desert and a road on one side.
Re: US/Mexico border tour
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Reply to: #970805 by Topcollector
Jan 29, 2019 3:23pm
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I believe the tour begins where the mouth of the Rio Grande empties into the Gulf of Mexico and travels west toward San Diego. Very interesting!
Re: US/Mexico border tour
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Reply to: #970807 by Boxer Lover47
Jan 29, 2019 3:35pm
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There are letterboxes along that route. I hope building the wall does not lead to the destruction of any boxes.
Re: US/Mexico border tour
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Reply to: #970808 by Wronghat
Jan 29, 2019 7:30pm
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I hope building the wall does not lead to the destruction of any boxes.

They're building a wall? You must be getting your news somewhere other than I do. That's not the rumor I heard. ;o)

-- Ryan, who's walked through both the Mexican and Canadian borders (but only the Mexican border had barbed-wire that I had to crawl through)
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970776 by Crazyolis
Jan 29, 2019 7:49pm
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I totally get you on this! I've lost a lot of "friends" over the past few years because of their inability to be reliable. We'd schedule just a simple lunch for a few weeks out and then I'd be on my way there, sometimes driving for a solid chunk of time, for them to text me and be like "oh, my mom says I can't go." Is that so? You're 23 and your mother says you can go out for pizza at 11:30 on a tuesday? Then an hour later they're posting on snapchat that they're out bowling or something with another friend.

I think it's part of the new "millennial culture" where nothing is urgent and reliability and expectations are jokes...

I really really like the idea of a "venting event". I don't want to promise anything but I will make every effort to go no matter where it is and will ONLY rsvp yes if I know I can make it :)
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970822 by buddyjumper
Jan 30, 2019 7:39am
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I really really like the idea of a "venting event".

Festivus occurs every year and includes airing of grievances...
Re: US/Mexico border tour
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Reply to: #970820 by Green Tortuga
Jan 30, 2019 12:32pm
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Apparently, they approved a portion back in March, and are set to bulldoze soon.

From the Sierra Club FB page:
"We now know that they're going to start building Trump's border wall in the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge of South Texas in just a couple of weeks. They will bulldoze a 150-foot swath of forest and cover it with gravel and then build an 18- to 30-foot concrete wall with steel posts on top.

The funds for this border wall were provided in the March 2018 Omnibus spending bill which allocated $1.6 billion for border walls and passed with bipartisan support.

This wall will permanently damage and possibly lead to the closure of Bentsen State Park and the National Butterfly Center, which are important economic drivers in the Rio Grande Valley. And it will end forever our dreams of a restored wildlife corridor along the river.

Please contact your Members of Congress today and everyday using the Congressional switchboard (202) 224-3121 and the office of Governor Greg Abbott at (512) 463-2000. Please share this information, too, since so many people are under the mistaken impression that Trump's wall has not yet been funded."

I have not verified the information yet, but hope they did.
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970800 by Crazyolis
Jan 31, 2019 4:24pm
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Ill check the calendar!
Re: Can I just vent
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Reply to: #970901 by Goofy girl
Jan 31, 2019 5:57pm
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Im sorry i so wish i could come and be family -one kid comes back from camp, family reunjon for hubbys side that weekend and hibby is out of town...
Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
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Reply to: #970617 by Una Marlee Sue
Feb 2, 2019 7:41am
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I apologize for bumping this for cloying kitten stuff (😻) but I had to share. After reading Una Marlee Sue’s comment to ECP, she has adopted it as her new catch phrase. Every time she spots Logan she coos, “He’s sooooo handsome!” in a song-song voice.


https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-images/f41d488e-81f8-4cef-8e4e-0358791ac9bd.jpeg
Re: Where the heck is my stamp!!??
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Reply to: #970970 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Feb 2, 2019 7:45am
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:o) Kitties always make me smile!!!
I hate this theme....
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Feb 5, 2019 8:42pm
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I have to say it. The colors on this theme make it so hard to read. *shaking head* They really ought to do a better for a Chinese New Year theme!

-- Ryan
Re: I hate this theme....
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Reply to: #971114 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 9:10pm
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They really ought to do a better for a Chinese New Year theme!

Speak to the webmaster - he’s awesome at fixing things!! :-)
Re: I hate this theme....
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Reply to: #971115 by Wise Wanderer
Feb 5, 2019 9:19pm
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Speak to the webmaster - he’s awesome at fixing things!! :-)

Sometimes.... but sometimes, I think he's just lazy. He'll say he's "busy," and I'm sure he is, but how long does it take to fix the colors of a theme?! Really?

-- Ryan
Re: I hate this theme....
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Reply to: #971116 by Green Tortuga
Feb 6, 2019 7:26am
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but how long does it take to fix the colors of a theme?!

I'd give him 12 months or so, but after that, well... maybe his boss should have a talk with him.
I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Feb 8, 2019 3:49am
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:-(
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971198 by SherlockMiles
Feb 8, 2019 7:14am
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You can set the theme for yourself under preferences..
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971198 by SherlockMiles
Feb 8, 2019 7:30am
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I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!

Oh my...... didn't know you were such a glutton for punishment! We'll seat you next to the Antlered man at the mini-moose-meet tonight. Don't forget to bring your Wassa Eye Bleach. You're gonna need it!!! ;oO

Pete
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971207 by The Vs
Feb 8, 2019 7:45am
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You can set the theme for yourself under preferences..

Sure...... But isn't selecting the Wassa theme highly questionable at best??? It''s listed under "W" for a reason. It's not only the end of the alphabet, it's truly the bottom of the barrel!!! There should really be a disclaimer attached to that theme as it can cause irreparable eye damage too! ;o)

Pete
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971198 by SherlockMiles
Feb 8, 2019 7:48am
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Why no Wassa theme today?
Because I've got CLASS, that's why!

No, really... I'm sitting in a classroom, getting "trained", so I don't have access to the AQ servers.
Dang.
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971210 by wassamatta u
Feb 8, 2019 7:52am
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No, really... I'm sitting in a classroom, getting "trained", so I don't have access to the AQ servers.

But fortunately, he can still read the AQ messages boards a lot more efficiently on his smartphone now because of the update a few days ago. So now he can post about why he's not causing more trouble than he is. *nodding*

-- Ryan, you're welcome
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971210 by wassamatta u
Feb 8, 2019 1:41pm
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patently untrue. Since *when* has *anyone* ever said Wassa has class? :^)
Re: I was SURE we'd have a WASSA theme today!
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Reply to: #971229 by west dover quidditch team
Feb 9, 2019 7:30am
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Wassa was IN class..........not has class.......