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Comment by booklover on November 18, 2013 at 1:59pm

Thanks Patricia!  South of us though got tornadoes and lots of damage! :(

Carl, I friend people, get pissed when they are bigots, etc., argue, unfriend, refriend... I know people think I'm crazy! lol.  It just seems like since there are so many more right-wing and religious people, I don't fit-in, and I won't keep my mouth shut (or my hands from typing! ;)  It's gotten to a ridiculous point.  So I'm done.  Now I really don't want to go to my husband's extended-family's xmas party, because I argued about religion with one of his cousin's dumb-as-shit wives, and, of course, I'M going to be the odd woman out! Aaargghhh!  Can't I just be a cat and lay around all day, wake-up and eat, use the bathroom, play, then go back to sleep?!!! ha ha ha

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2013 at 1:56pm

I stumbled across this video and just had to share it with all of you.  It's very cute!!

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Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2013 at 1:48pm

Good for you, Mindy.  I've never had a Facebook page so I don't know first hand what I've been missing, but from what I surmise, it seems like it's more trouble than it's worth.  Hearing stories throughout the years about cyber-bullying, privacy problems and the contemptuous environment has kept me away,  

Comment by Patricia on November 18, 2013 at 1:46pm

So relieved you guys are ok!!! We get all your tv networks as well as our own stations, so we get all sorts of your news. The US tv stations come from Spokane, Seattle, Detroit, & one station from Atlanta, I think.

Not a movie buff either Joan, but growing up with a fanatic father who was into musicals, & sports, it gets ground in with a large boot. I think I was supposed to do all the tap dance, singing lessons, & band, to buy him a ticket to Hollywood. I do love music, but playing CD's & DVD's is the way for me. Not into sports of any sort after being cornered & lectured about what baseball/hockey players did wrong.

Comment by booklover on November 18, 2013 at 1:38pm

Well I've finally permanently deleted my Facebook page.  I go back and forth about it, and have decided that something that causes me stress that is so easy to get rid of in my life should be GONE!  I feel better.  I don't argue with you guys! lol.  I can't keep my mouth shut on there, and here I don't have to!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2013 at 12:32pm

It was a rough ride for the first 20 minutes or so leaving Chicago but then it smoothed out with occasional bumps along the way.  Because the storms had moved east in the direction of our flight path, the captain had us remain seated the whole flight.  We weren't able to get up and do a service and I wasn't able to serve dinner to my first class passengers.  But they were happy just to get to their destination.  I've been in worse turbulence.  It doesn't frighten me, as long as I'm seated and buckled in.    

Comment by booklover on November 18, 2013 at 9:14am

We had the storms Joan- rain, wind, and hail.  Luckily no tornadoes!

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 18, 2013 at 9:12am
Carl, your trip to Wash, DC sounds like a bumpy one. How are take offs and landings. I imagine people were happy to get to their destinations.

Mindy and Chris, I wouldn't go out in that weather either. I like being cuddled up in my blanket; weather is getting colder with forecasts of snow storms. Lots of wind and cold rain.

Anyone affected by storms/tornados?
Comment by booklover on November 18, 2013 at 8:07am

Congratulations Chris!

Patricia, we had the same weather Carl had.  I didn't go out.  I agree with Chris Carl, wasn't it scary to fly in that?!

I hope everyone has a good week!  Especially my daughter! lol. :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on November 18, 2013 at 3:50am

Chris, congratulations on another trip around the sun with a loved one by your side.  That's great! 

 

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