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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  Simple pleasures. Remember way back when you prayed for my oldest and dearest friend Karen? She's been through a lot after brain surgery but is really coming back. Last night, for my birthday, she was able to cook dinner for me. She made my favorite thing of hers: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans. She brought out old photo albums from waaaay back and laughed ourselves silly. Such a gift. Such a blessing.
September 14 at 09:58 EST .

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   Phooey  Awwwww, so sweet.
September 14 at 19:09 EST .

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   NotaBene  Surfhut, I am so happy for your friend Karen. What a lovely way of spending your birthday. Happy birthday!!
September 14 at 21:20 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Wow!!
September 16 at 20:56 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  Come on, everybody. Let's have some more birthdays to add to the list. So far, I have:
1/4 - Ynaught
3/8 - Hollyhock
3/31 - MeiDei
4/29 - Our Divine Hostess Lucianne
5/8 - Our beloved founder Joshua
5/22 - Iacta alea est
9/14 - Yours truly, Surfhut
10/27 - Phooey
10/29 - HopeandGlory

More, please!
September 13 at 07:48 EST .

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   BirdsNest  okay..
Hagar Oct.25
BirdsNest Dec 12
September 13 at 17:10 EST .

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   Straitpath  August 9 1938. I bet I am about the oldest dotter.
September 13 at 22:49 EST .

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   Surfhut  I sometimes wonder how old we Ldotters are. I'm 60 going on 35 today.
September 14 at 09:16 EST .

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   Bettijo  Straitpath. Sorry, I beat you out. I celebrated the 45th anniversary of my 35th birthday on June 11. You see, like Jack Benny, I am a perpetual 35 years young.
September 15 at 19:40 EST .

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   Olhokie64  May 19
September 16 at 20:03 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Coffee Klatch  In the early Connection days, we had a lot of fun celebrating our birthdays. Joshua thought it was a great thing if someone kept track of the list. I volunteer. Let's have some birthday parties! My birthday is 9/14. When is yours?
September 12 at 10:17 EST .

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   Linder  Party time tomorrow for Surf! Thanks for volunteering. Mine is 7/27. I turned 70 three days after Mother turned 101 and when I told her my age she cried. Had to have that "aren't we fortunate to be our ages and enjoying good health" talk.
September 12 at 12:48 EST .

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   Linder  Oops! I'm off a day....Surf's birthday is Sunday
September 12 at 14:32 EST .

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   Phooey  Surfie, early Happy Birthday. Remember..... we also posted daily weather reports. Oh well.... the good old days. I'm 10/27. The most important..........

Joshua's birth date May 8th.
September 12 at 18:04 EST .

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   Hollyhock  Hi Surf. Happy early birthday. Shall we order a cake so you can blow out the candles and make a wish?

I am March 8.
September 12 at 18:55 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Hello everyone . . . Oct 29th here.
September 12 at 19:31 EST .

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   MeiDei  March 31st here ~ happily missed April Fools Day by many hours.
Since I'm often late - let me join with others with an early: here's to a Happy Birthday Surfhut & many more.
September 12 at 21:54 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  May 22....and a happy b'day to you on Sunday Surfie
September 12 at 22:28 EST .

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   Ynaught  Surfie, you share a birthday with my stepson. He will be 50 on Sunday and as he has Down Syndrome, it is a pretty special milestone. I will be spending today making a monster lasagna, his favorite food, for the party. Since I don't expect to be online here tomorrow, Happy Birthday to you! PS, mine is January 4.
September 13 at 07:11 EST .

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   Surfhut  Happy birthday to your stepson, Ynaught! Of course I want cake, Hollyhock! Anything involving chocolate will be just fine.
September 13 at 07:44 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Movies & Reviews  First time posting one, but here goes.

Movie title plus anything else you remember:
Forgot to say you are my soul mate.
September 5 at 20:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm so glad you posted this! I've got songs racing through my brain...and My One True Love is all I can think of...but it doesn't fit "forgot to say" - where is Mike, Gram, Hope, Rich, iacta & Safety or anyone else?? Gerty?
September 5 at 20:54 EST .

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   Surfhut  I can't return here until the A.M., but leave you this hint:
What do you add onto the end of a letter when you forgot to say something in the body of it?
September 5 at 21:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  Oh......P.S.I Love You! If that's it, it's a good clue but an even better hint for me at least! Storm is going to be so happy you joined in.
September 5 at 21:17 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  P.S., I love you
September 5 at 21:17 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I checked this movie out of the library a few months ago on Surfie's recommendation (it's one of her favorites ) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Surfie.
September 5 at 22:51 EST .

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   StormCnter  Yes, Storm is very happy. That was a good clue, Surf. Gerard Butler and Hillary Swank in the cast.

However, now you know that the song worm for the day is that song.

Dear, I thought I'd drop a line
The weather is cool
The folks are fine
I'm in bed each night at nine
PS I love you
September 6 at 06:21 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on The Road Automobilia  My first car was a '64 Chevy Impala. It had been the family car, then my brother's 1st car, then my 1st car. It had seen better days by the time I got my driver's license. Didn't care! Sure had a lot of fun driving Nellie. What was your 1st car? Did you give it a name?
September 1 at 06:48 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  My first car was a '55 Ford Crown Victoria. It was two-tone black and white. I converted it from an automatic to a three speed manual on the floor. I drove it until all the salt from Illinois winter roads ate away the front suspension.
September 2 at 08:44 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  A used 1970 Chevy Nova, 3 sp. man. on the floor w/ 307..put headers, 4bbl. w/ intake on her. Plus all the badging for an "SS"
September 3 at 00:50 EST .

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   Bettijo  It was about 1953. I was living at home, working, and going to college. I was not allowed to drive the family car and desperately wanted a car of my own. My father was totally against financing a car and would not let me buy one until I could pay cash for it. I finally saved $500 and my father and I went shopping for a used car. I wanted a convertible and he wanted something safe for me to drive. Finally we found a 1950 Chevy convertible we could agree on. The owner would not let it go for less than $550 and I had only $500. It was a standoff until my father came up with the $50. I never forgot my father's objection to financing cars and to this day I have never financed a car!
September 15 at 20:07 EST .

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   Safetydude  That's a pretty good price for a three year old car that sold for around $1,800 new.
September 18 at 23:02 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Blessings  7:00 on Friday evening. Enjoying a glass of wine, some beautiful pasta and salad, after working hard all week.
August 15 at 20:06 EST .

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   NotaBene  What a nice way to unwind from a busy week. I would have added some music, it really relaxes me.
August 16 at 15:06 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Recipes  Balo, your Cold Watermelon Soup sounds good. I'm going to make some this weekend. I made watermelon/rosemary lemonade last weekend. Just winged it with no recipe. Way good. I love watermelon and love using it in different ways while it's in season.

Bird, I made that Ricotta & Spring Vegetable Tart you posted a while back. It was really terrific. Thank you for posting the recipe, which led me to the wonderful Proud Italian Cook website to play around in.

At first, I thought the tart would be too expensive to make, but I just HAD to make it! I got so many servings that it turned out to be a food dollar bargain.
July 10 at 20:26 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Hey Surfie, thanks for letting me know about the tart. Check out the latest from Proud Italian Cook, she shows a device that curls veggies....as soon as I get $30 I am getting one!!I made a casserole with thick sliced zucchini,yellow squash,green pepper, onion, seasoned bread crumbs,and mozz cheese. Thought Hagar would poo-poo it but he loved it. Oh and all the vegs came from our garden plus I added some oregano that we had just dehydrated and it was great. Our watermelon are going to be way late this year.
July 11 at 07:34 EST .

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   Surfhut  I only have cukes, tomatoes & herbs in my little apt. garden, but I hit the farmer stands every weekend. If you have some very basic cooking experience, throwing things in season together can result in some terrific dishes just like your casserole. I'm all about eating/cooking what is in season. Fun! I like to play with my food!
July 11 at 21:14 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, playing with your food is the best in the whole world!
July 15 at 22:42 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Politics  Televised debate tonight between the 2 supposed Republican frontrunners for Senator Tom Coburn's seat. I'll watch it but wish all the Republicans in the race would be included. Not just James Lankford and T.W. Shannon. Irritating. I seriously need to get more involved.
June 18 at 20:39 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Pet Peeves  Huge rains here Wednesday. Woke up to water pouring down from the ceiling into my interior bedroom wall. Water coming out of electric outlets & light switch. Wall covering bubbled out with huge ponds of water behind it. Was told they would be here Friday afternoon to make repairs. Took 1/2 day off work so I could be here. They didn't show. Did battle with maintenance manager Friday and general manager Saturday. I'm not scheduled at all and they'll get here when they have time. They thought it unreasonable of me to be notified in advance so I can be here.

And I was told they are not going to cut out the soaked parts of the ceiling, drywall and floor under the carpet. They are going to scrape it, spray it with Kilz and call it a day. Um ... no!

Once I realized how they go about maintenance, I started looking at places around the apartment that show signs of previous water damage. I assumed the repairs had been made responsibly. Now I suspect they were not.

I've contacted a certified mold inspection company to test the place for me, which I will pay for, and am not convinced I'm living in a highly toxic apartment. Once I receive the report and it's as bad as I suspect it will be, I'll tell the apt. to make the repairs. If they won't, I will have legal standing to break my lease and move out.

Love my apartment, love the location, have some wonderful neighbors with whom I've become good friends. Don't really want to move, but I will.

My biggest peeve about all this is the age of the "adults" in charge of management. They are all about 30 years old. Irresponsible, incompetent, full of themselves. My biggest problems at work are with people this same age who love the perks of a title and money but are just too self-involved to put their career above their personal life.

When a 30 year old handsome young man who is NOT doing his job gets in the face of this gray-haired 60 year old woman and tells me how he's so busy and I don't know what I'm talking about ... grrrrrrr. When I told him my husband and I were self-employed as residential remodeling contractors for nearly 30 years, so I know certain things, he laughed at me.

I feel better now! Thank you for listening!
June 15 at 10:45 EST .

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   Gram77  Go get'em Surfie!!
June 15 at 11:34 EST .

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   Balogreene  Yay surf. I've worked in the same building for seven years. The company had signed a multiple-year lease, which was finally up this year. It was under new ownership, My Plumber, they bought it from Sears. Well, it was a horribly maintained building, and apparently My Plumber hadn't been appraised of the problems. They have re-lined the roof multiple times, it still leaks, it leaks around all the windows, it leaks around the bricks. When moving around a year ago, they did mold tests. The building is toxic. But no matter what they do, it still leaks in the ceiling, and in the roof.
We moved out the first of June. I know they are just closing up the walls and re-renting the space, mold or not.
I hate the new location, it is triple the distance, and 4 times the time from the old location. But, I expect all of our allergies are going to go away.
Surf, either they fix it, or you leave.
June 15 at 19:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  My niece had the same problem in her house, the roof leaked, walls, windows, floors, ceiling fan, wiring, & electrical outlets all have to be replaced in her dining room & kitchen - some cabinets also. Fortunately for her their insurance company will replace all interior damage...the roof is still her responsibility. Turns out the previous owner had a similar problem & had a cheap roof repair done, inadequate obviously. Hope all works out for you.
June 16 at 13:09 EST .

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   Linder  It's been a week...hope conditions have improved. Would like an update.
June 19 at 00:05 EST .

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   Surfhut posted on Sports  Anybody interested in the Belmont tomorrow? Is California Chrome going to win the Triple Crown?
June 6 at 20:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Surf, wouldn't it be cool. They say he is a smart horse, but, in a long race like the Belmont he's gonna have problems. I'm hoping.
June 6 at 23:46 EST .

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   Ole buzzard  Balo, in retrospect, three races in five weeks is a grind for a thoroughbred. Most horses run, at most, three races a year . The deck was stacked against California Chrome from the outset. Most of the horses in the race had sat out the Preakness, and Tonalist (the winner at Belmont ) had sat out both the Derby and the Preakness. Talk about fresh legs!
June 11 at 00:36 EST .

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