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    The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

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    by tig2 ·

    So here I am training again to participate in the breast cancer 3 Day- 60 miles in 3 days. My feet hurt.

    New Balance did something amazingly stupid in the re-design of the 1122 (my walking shoe) that makes it unusable for me. As much as I love that shoe, I am now trying out the 1011 and hoping that it can get me through the next 60 miles plus training. I’m not at all happy about this but I can’t get another year out of my existing shoes and expect to stay blister-free. While I could get another year out of one pair, I have a feeling that I will need to retire them completely if I change to the 1011- they are just different enough.

    I was able to pick up a couple of new pairs of pink ribbon Wright socks at expo. Thank God that some things don’t change! I love my lightweight Wright socks. I am certain that Neil can tell you how incredibly fabulous they are. What he may not know is how good it feels to change your socks mid walk.

    I’m a Training Walk Leader this year and have a great group of women that are walking for the first time. The SO and I are really enjoying being Walk Leaders. We are getting a unique opportunity to reach out and teach others what we have learned in the last two years. That has been fun for us both.

    My usual tan lines have returned. They look pretty funky. I have sock and shorts lines so wearing a dress is out of the question unless I find a way to tan my feet. I tan very dark (the Native American in me) but my winter skin color is very white. So I’m very dark from my knees to ankles and have an abrupt line where my socks start. My Dad used to have similar tan lines when he was still golfing.

    This weekend has us walking 13 miles on Saturday and 9 on Sunday. Every weekend will go up until we do the 18/15 in late August. Since I am the Walk Leader, I can’t get out of any of the mileage which is a mixed blessing.

    I have raised the minimum required to walk this year but haven’t reached my goal yet. Last year, you all helped me raise over $6000. This year, I am reaching for $10,000. So far, I am just over $2000 so I need to get off my tail and come up with a fund raiser. And of course, you are all welcome to participate as well.

    As usual, I am collecting names of your loved ones to wear on the event. Please peer mail me with anyone you would like to have celebrated through the event. I need to get started on this year’s ribbons. I need at least a first name and either the number of years as a survivor or if the person is an angel. This year, I am also making up a badge of TR supporters that I can wear on event. The Pink Ribbon Brigade is an IRL team this year and I want to make sure that the TR team is seen also. The virtual team here was the start of the Brigade after all!

    The rain has stopped so I should run out and get a training walk in before the rain starts back up. I hate environmental training! But that is why God invented rain gear.

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    • #2913560

      Just the facts, Ma’am….

      by jdclyde ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      When is the walk?

      Post the link to your 3day page!

      Post a pic of your tan lines! ]:) ;\

      Oh yeah, BUMP!

      😡

      • #2913546

        Would you believe…

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Just the facts, Ma’am….

        The walk this year is in September. 9/19, 9/20, and 9/21. With any luck at all, it will be cooler than it has been the last two years.

        Link to my 3 Day page-
        http://08.the3day.org/goto/tricia

        I am trying to remember to get a picture every weekend while training. I’ll be sending them to Sonja for TROLOV.

        My tan lines look pretty silly but I will get a pic of them.

        Thanks for the bump, babz!
        😡

        • #2913538

          I already went pink…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Would you believe…

          … changed my avatar last night in preparation!! 😀

        • #2913532

          Good man!

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to I already went pink…

          We have only 72 days till the event. Caroline will be walking with me again!

        • #2913503

          Oh No!!!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to I already went pink…

          Is it that time again??? I just found an Avatar I really liked
          (well 2 of them)!

          Hmmm, Tigs, it’ll be a few weeks.

    • #2913528

      My socks

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      don’t have pink ribbons; they are navy blue as befits my status as a conservative old fart. Alas, I have only two pairs of Wrightsocks as they are difficult to get in the UK – I bought those in Florida.

      I have no tan lines. We have had such a poor summer this year – raining all the time – that I have some rust marks which look like tan from a distance and some patches of mould that I won’t mention…

      Neil 😡

      Bump… Git up there, thread.

      • #2913513

        Hahahaha

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to My socks

        Bump again.
        For the thread, not you Neil. 😀

      • #2913511

        You gotta have

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to My socks

        The Wright socks, Neil. Especially if you are doing a lot of walking. I will happily send you Wright socks- I have sources and they are easy to pop into an envelope and ship to London.

        I used to get rusty and mouldy when I lived in Seattle. Now that I have moved to MN, I just get frost bite. My tan will fade around November but the “screw on feet” look will never quite go away, alas.

        • #2913398

          Don’t worry, babe. My feet are in good hands

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to You gotta have

          I haven’t had a blister for over a year. There are British manufacturers of dual-layer walking socks that I searched out when I first got the Wright sock advice from teacher.

          😡

          Morning-over-here-middle-of-the-night-over-there bump…

        • #2905169

          Rusty & Moldy in Seattle ??

          by old-fart-iv ·

          In reply to You gotta have

          Hey Tig,

          Did not know that you had spent time in this garden spot of Blue sky, Puget Sound, and lots of Green Trees. Seattle weather is much better than: Georgia, Colorado, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and California (plus all the other places outside the US where I have worked for extended periods of time).

          I’ve lived in the mid-west and other extreme climates: I’d rather have a wee bit of daily “moisture”, than freezing my toes off whilst out on my daily walks. Rain and low-flying clouds only occur from Oct thru May in good years, Aug thru June during other years 😉

          So .. how much is the buy-in for this year? I’m still watching expenses due to the recent economic downturn, but I’m always willing to help-out where I can.

          Seattle weather has sunny and warm for the past few weeks — the locals are praying for rain (lawns are turning brown and berry bushes are dying).

          Thanks for the ITIL info …

        • #2913929

          After five years in Bremerton

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to Rusty & Moldy in Seattle ??

          I discovered that I was developing webbed feet! But that might have been a sympathy move- I used to have a pair of ducks that visited me nearly every day- a mallard male and a Peking white female. They would come and hang out in the shade under the cherry tree in the front yard. The cats would sit in the picture window and chitter at them. Still, I loved living in Puget Sound and would consider it as a place to move to if I ever left MN. For one thing, y’all don’t have tornadoes there. I don’t like tornadoes.

          This year I am trying to raise $10,000 but given the price of gas, economic downturn and the like, I will be very happy to reach $5,000. As usual, I will cheerfully accept anything anyone is willing to donate. Since I am a Walk Leader this year, I don’t have the time I used to for fund raising. My ladies are always happy with my training walks so I guess it is the right choice. I just wish I had time to do EVERYTHING.

          As a native Californian I can tell you with certainty that I will NEVER choose to live in that state again.

          I’ll probably be looking at doing more articles on ITIL. They fit nicely with the new format.

    • #2913504

      I got paint!

      by Tammy.Cavadias ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      I could paint your feet a nice color to match the rest of you? Well ok, maybe not match totally, it would end up more on your socks than your feet 😉 :p

      -Tammy 🙂

    • #2913469

      Kick some butt, Tigs!

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      We are rooting for you, and the others at the front line!

    • #2913417

      Yep I have to agree here Tig Wet T Shirt Competitions are just

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      Too much fun aren’t they?

      Lets know when this is happening and I’ll change the Accounts to a Pink Ribbon.

      OH and a Kick inserted here to Bump up on the list.

      Cheers

      Col

      • #2913412

        You just want a wett-shirt shot, don’t you???

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Yep I have to agree here Tig Wet T Shirt Competitions are just

        I’ll fix your red wagon.

        How much were you planning to contribute? 😀

        • #2913299

          Tig you’ll have to take that up with SWMBO

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to You just want a wett-shirt shot, don’t you???

          Apparently she considers that I’ve spent too much money latterly and I’m now on a Budget.

          I can have any 1 cent pieces that I find. unfortunately 1 Cent Pieces ware no longer Legal Tender here the smallest coin we have is a 5 cent piece. 🙁

          I’m wondering how I’m going to buy new hardware for a client at the moment I’ve had my Company Check Book taken off me as well. :_|

          Besides TIG’s and water are not a very cleaver mix you can get electrocuted by the TIG welder. :p

          Col

        • #2913298

          Don’t tell me

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to You just want a wett-shirt shot, don’t you???

          it’s Donation time too!!!
          Ahhh, I guess I gotta start puttin something aside….

          Hmmm, now where can I put it and still remember where its at?

          Oh Yeah — Bump!!!

    • #2913367

      Walk on, Tig, walk on

      by nicknielsen ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      I’ll PM with all the info, but payday’s not until next Friday.

      This Friday morning bump.

    • #2913337

      Where are the double-posts when you need them?

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      For a double-bump…

    • #2913329

      Ok :) TiggerTwo,

      by rob mekel ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      mount up and go for it … ehhh … meaning … get out and run girl 🙂

      Wishing you and your companion runners a lott of succes.

      Rob

      • #2913327

        Long time no see…

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Ok :) TiggerTwo,

        Long time no see Rob. Been busy lately? 😀

        • #2914650

          Hiha Jelli

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Long time no see…

          Yeb very busy 😀 I love it. Alltho it would be nice to have some more time to relax.

          You’re ok Jelli, any plans for coming over to Europe?

        • #2914512

          Well…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Hiha Jelli

          We were over in England in May, but we have not made it over to my uncle’s in Zaandfort as a family.
          I am not sure we will be doing another Europe trip for a while as we are starting to look into international adoption now and that is NOT cheap. :0

      • #2913312

        Rob sweetie!!!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Ok :) TiggerTwo,

        I’ve missed you!

        While we won’t be running much, there will be lots of walking and I will be certain to get your name in on the TR Pink Ribbon Brigade. You have been on since it began in 2006.

        (((hug)))

        😡

        • #2914647

          :) you know

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to Rob sweetie!!!

          I know it, but keep forgetting it. It’s walking all over, no contest what-so-ever. That is … raising money for the good cause 😀

          (((hugs)))
          😡

    • #2913294

      Yahoo!!

      by cmiller5400 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      “Bumpity, bumpity, bump” – Trashcan Man, [i]The Stand[/i]

      Hope the blisters stay to a minimum!

      • #2905367

        I loved that book

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Yahoo!!

        And yes, I have seen the movie. But when you get a story teller like Stephen King, you really do need to read the book.

        So far I am doing good on the blister front. If there is an advantage to the new shoes it is that they are lighter and have better ventilation than the 1122s did. That alone will reduce blisters.

        I’m having a great time on training walks- I get to meet all kinds of new people every week. I think that also may reduce blisters!

    • #2905285

      I am ashamed

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      a bit…

      I set out to walk home today and two-thirds into the journey, I’d had enough so I hopped on a bus.

      In my defence, I got lost in Sydenham Wood (what’s a bloody wood doing in the middle of London? Especially one where the path disappears underwater?!) got attacked by a damn boxer dog (good old Nordic walking pole to the rescue – chew on this, you mutt) and the weather for the entire two hours of walking was, well, this…

      For the benefit of the geographically challenged – and, anecdotally at least, that is ALL Americans – London is the dot in the bottom right hand corner.

      Neil

      Oh, and bump…

      • #2905280

        Is That The

        by the scummy one ·

        In reply to I am ashamed

        Bloe dot, green dot, black dot or white circle?
        Is it really a ‘dot’ or a blotch??
        As an American, I have no friggin clue, please speel it out a bit butter :^0

        • #2905272

          That Is The

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Is That The

          black dot with a white circle round it surrounded by a yellow, green and pink splodge.

          Because you ask so nicely

          The is no “Bloe” anywhere…

          😀

        • #2905269

          No Blow anywhere :0 :0

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to That Is The

          ok, geez, I should know how to speel blow

          Ok, I am sure that there is a blow somewhere!

        • #2905247

          You know what they say

          by tig2 ·

          In reply to No Blow anywhere :0 :0

          Blow is just a figure of speech!

          😀

        • #2905243

          What a Good Woman :D

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to You know what they say

          😀

        • #2905163

          Of course there’s blow!

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to No Blow anywhere :0 :0

          And it appears that it’s coming from London!

        • #2926832

          I always thought

          by jessie ·

          In reply to Of course there’s blow!

          blow came from Colombia (prn: Koh-lohm-biah) 😉

      • #2905273

        Geez Neil…

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to I am ashamed

        you had to tell the whole world I don’t know one dot from another? 😀

        edit – just for HAL

        • #2905271

          I did say “anecdotally”

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Geez Neil…

          You all don’t have to prove me right.

          😀

      • #2905248

        The important thing, Neil

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to I am ashamed

        Is that you try. Many people can’t be bothered and then wonder why they are tragically out of shape.

        It is also important to know where your personal limits are. Not saying that you can’t exceed them, only that you have to be careful to not injure yourself in the process.

        I need to send you some more socks!

      • #2905171

        The geographically challenged Americans

        by maxwell edison ·

        In reply to I am ashamed

        It’s always so uplifting to be characterized in such ways, especially when the characterization doesn’t apply to me. As I told another person recently when Oz was characterizing Americans in a similar manner, it’s seems that foreigners (non-Americans) have been programmed to see Americans in a characterized manner, not realistically – they only see the figurative editorial cartoons. (The [i]Wild West[/i] is a perfect example – it never existed – except in dime novels and John Wayne movies.)

        However, in this case, Neil, you just might be on to something. I would guess that most Americans (especially those under 30) couldn’t identify London’s location on a map (although I could). I wonder why?

        But not to worry. Even though American public school students are no longer being taught proper geography, and as such, they might struggle to find London on a map, you can take comfort in knowing that they ARE being taught that London will soon flood – a flood that will result in millions of global warming refugees because of man’s dastardly actions of burning fossil fuels.

        It’s all about priorities, you know. They have to teach the important stuff – like global warming, climate change, political correctness, same-sex marriage, Muslims are victims of being misunderstood, even the losers are winners, and, of course, Bush is the epitome of evil. They’re taught the really important stuff. Who cares if they can’t find London on a map? By the way, how many Londoners under 30 could find Washington DC on a map?

        But wait a minute. There are some very smart American kids. I personally know some of them. I know some very smart people – some of them are even teenagers! Not all students (or Americans) are geographically ignorant. (After all, some attend private schools, and others are home-schooled.) What about the best of the best?

        Let’s look at the world geography competitions over the past 15 years (held every other year). Oh my! The United States finished in first place FIVE TIMES over the past eight competitions. Let me count how many times the U.K. finished first. No, not that year, it was Canada…… No. not that year, it was Australia……. No, not that year, it was Mexico.

        Oh my, since 1993, over eight competitions, the U.K. has NEVER finished in first place, but the USA has FIVE times. Why is that, Neil?

        • #2905141

          Why????

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to The geographically challenged Americans

          Because kids in UK schools are being “taught” the same stuff Max. :p

        • #2905130

          Because…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to The geographically challenged Americans

          .. they are better at cheating?!? 😉 :p 😀

          J/K

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2905094

          Because

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to The geographically challenged Americans

          we feel no need to prove our superiority.

          Or, because they are organised by the US and fixed.

          Seriously, though, I have never HEARD of “World geography competitions” so I can’t really comment and I have no idea to what level we, the UK, contribute. I do believe that we don’t go in for the public type of quiz to quite the extent that the US does.

          I could be wrong – unlikely as that may seem.

          Do you have a link?

          Try this for size. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/geography/ This the Geography GCSE revision and test page for fifteen and sixteen year olds. We learn lots and lots about climate change, too.

          It will give you an idea of the standard to which the kids are taught over here – a lot lower than in MY day. It’s all generalisation and they don’t seem to learn much about anywhere else any more. Hrumph…you may be justified in your claims.

          Neil 😀

          Sheesh! I said “anecdotally!”.

        • #2905046

          The first World Geography Competition – 1933 in London

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Because

        • #2905077

          Anecdotally – a serious point

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to The geographically challenged Americans

          What most of us know about the US is garnered from television programmes and movies. We are not the primary target audience for either of these so we are not responsible for the content and, subsequently, the picture of American society that is portrayed. Any fault lies entirely within your own shores.

          Without a background gained from actually experiencing your culture, how are we to judge what is representational and what isn’t?

          There is absolutely no reason why any of us, Brit or Iranian, should believe that Dallas, for instance, is not EXACTLY how you all carry on.

          Most US school movies that make it over here generally seem to revolve around cheerleaders. Can I say “American Pie”?. Do forgive us if we have a less than accurate idea of the reality of the US scholastic system but – hey – it isn’t OUR fault.

          The picture that we see of African Americans via US-produced movies is something of which you should be ashamed.

          Neil 🙂

        • #2905042

          Being defined by movies and television shows

          by maxwell edison ·

          In reply to Anecdotally – a serious point

          Let me even throw-in a good portion of television news programs as well.

          I was serious about how America and Americans are, for the most part, falsely portrayed in such mediums(including in the news). Heck, even within our own population!

          They’re all pretty powerful forces in shaping the minds of people, whether it’s the perception of America’s Wild West (which was, if you really study it, pretty tame and safe), or the perception that people are causing catastrophic climate change.

          Sure, they’re created here, at least a lot of it, but what can most of us do about it? Not a darn thing – nor would I try to do anything about it. Even though I disagree, I’d never try to squelch another’s right to spout – at least not by means of force through government. I just think that people have to know that some of this crap – including news programs – is far removed from reality.

          No all is so bad about America. Tammy posted a message somewhere in which she wondered about “teenagers today” because of what she saw reported on the news. I almost posted a rebuttal describing the great teenagers I see every day – the ones I see volunteer for community projects, the honor students, the hard workers, and so on. The good ones will be tomorrow’s leaders, not the bad ones. While we do have a lot of problems (not unlike any nation on the face of the earth), there are some great things going on as well (not unlike many nations on the face of the earth). I know it to be true, because I see it.

          How do we overcome the perception of the characterized America many people have of us? I have no idea. But I do know this, just because they have that perception and form their conclusions accordingly, we shouldn’t let it change the way we really do things. We (as both individuals and a nation) should just do what we believe to be the right thing, and just let the chips fall where they may. How that’s later portrayed in the movies or in the news is something over which we have no control – nor should we let it control us.

        • #2913902

          What’s wrong with America? A lot. What’s right with America? More.

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Being defined by movies and television shows

          Don’t know if you saw this, Max, but I think it bears posting.

          http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/10/beck.rightwithamerica/index.html

        • #2905036

          This American…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Anecdotally – a serious point

          while not ashamed, is embarrassed half to death by the cr@p that comes out of Hollywood.

          Sex, violence, drugs, self-absorption, almost complete lack of imagination. Blech. 🙁

        • #2913880

          And that’s…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to This American…

          .. just *one* person. :p

          The media glorifies that kind of stuff, which doesn’t help one bit.

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2913878

          It seems that movies

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to This American…

          are just ‘BLEACH’ for the mind.

          I rarely go to the theaters, and I cannot watch hardly any movies with my brain functioning.
          However, if I mindlessly watch, I can have some entertainment from them.
          Especially if there is guns/explosions/swords/ect..

        • #2913829

          Actually Boxy Movies are not the worst

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to This American…

          OK so a lot of the Movies are junk and terrible I agree but consistently the worst thing about the US is the Sh1t Com’s where they are all out to get as much as possible at the expense of everyone else.

          Unfortunately I’ve seen many Anti US people hold up those as examples of everything that is wrong with the US. The makers of those things are doing a massive disservice to the citizens of the US in particular but they are hurting everyone peddling their trash.

          Col

        • #2913817

          Agreed

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Actually Boxy Movies are not the worst

          however, I dont think those are sitcoms, those are ‘reality’ shows. I never liked them and dont watch at all, however I hear about them often enough.

          How they ever got popular, and how they are ‘reality’ I’ll never understand..

        • #2913799

          Yeah…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Actually Boxy Movies are not the worst

          most of what passes for sitcom these days is crap, too. There have been some good ones, though. I love a good one. Kinda few and far between. 🙁

          MASH
          WKRP
          Hogan’s Heroes
          F-Troop
          It’s About Time
          The Addams Family
          Barney Miller

        • #2913780

          It’s plain stupidity, Hal

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Actually Boxy Movies are not the worst

          People smart enough to know that television comedies and dramas in their own country are entertainment and don’t reflect real life aren’t smart enough to realize the same about TV shows from other countries…

        • #2913778

          What :0 :0 ?:|

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to It’s plain stupidity, Hal

          you mean other countries have Comedy???

          I thought this was an American thing… 🙁 now I know we mercans are just mediocre after all 🙁
          :^0

        • #2913744

          I didn’t say I agree with this only that it happens

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to It’s plain stupidity, Hal

          I also totally agree but I’ve seen reports where people claim that they are at the same level as Animals or at least considered that way by people in a different country because they see scenes of people protesting about Animal Welfare then a protest about another countries conditions like Afghanistan.

          In that case you are not pandering to the Smart only the average citizen who wants to find the worst in everything that they have to deal with. Of course in a place like that where War is the normal and has been happening for so long that it’s part of their daily life and has been for centuries even the smartest people have very limited exposure tot he outside world so there is a problem.

          Col

        • #2913800

          How Funny

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Anecdotally – a serious point

          almost everything I have learned about the Brits are from Iron Maiden and other bands.
          You lot are twisted warmongering b@stards arent ya????
          Wait, I do remember a few British tv shows as well. Hmmm…

          C’mon now. If you are going to base a peoples off of their entertainment alone, you are truly an idiot. To base it off of one kind (movies) you are biasing yourself further. I never took you for an idiot so I’ll just consider this more like a rant.

          Oh, you missed Van Wilder 😀

          So, by this I can assume that Benny Hill is a mascot of wholesomeness (comparison to American Pie)???

        • #2913791

          W2K: I didn’t say that I formulated my opinions so.

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to How Funny

          I’ve been to the US on several occasions, I read a lot, I talk online to US TR peers and others.

          It was not a rant, simply an observation.

          Just that it’s understandable that some people do so formulate their views. Given the influence that Hollywood has on English-language media output, if it’s all that a particular audience has to base its views on, that’s what they WILL base them on. For the average bloke in Wigan, it’s the only view of the USA that he’ll see. And, to be honest, it’s not a good one.

          Neil 🙂

          p.s. I have absolutely no idea who Van Wilder is.

        • #2913790

          Van Wilder

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to W2K: I didn’t say that I formulated my opinions so.

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Wilder

          You should see it… Then you’ll have more ammo for next time :^0

        • #2913788

          Ahh, but you suggested it

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to W2K: I didn’t say that I formulated my opinions so.

          so I had to comment 🙂
          If all one saw of another coutry was a newspaper cartoon, and then based their judgment over the entirety of their civilization on that alone, then one is very ignorant. All countries have stupid things, fads, etc..

        • #2913787

          No, wait!

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Ahh, but you suggested it

          You mean stupidity is common to man? :0

        • #2913786

          :^0 — very well put Boxy!

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Ahh, but you suggested it

          but as far as my comment here
          “All countries have stupid things, fads, etc.. ”

          A second thought and I think that Hollywood excels at stupid things, fads, etc.!

        • #2913784

          Equally as well put, w2k…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Ahh, but you suggested it

          [i]A second thought and I think that Hollywood excels at stupid things, fads, etc.![/i]

          If the only thing extraterrestrials had to judge mankind by was the cr@p that comes out of Hollywood, my guess is that at best they’d quarantine us, and at worst they’d blow us out of the solar system.

        • #2913773

          W2ktechman: We see such a lot of it

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to Ahh, but you suggested it

          The point I’m trying to make is that we don’t form our opinions of any other country by virtue of their media output – just the USA. The reason is that a considerable chunk of our TV, especially the satellite channels, are US output. As none of the programmes or movies have a “reality quotient”, we make of them what we will.

          Neil 🙂

        • #2913768

          I ‘get it’ Neil

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Ahh, but you suggested it

          and I agree, thats why I dont subscribe to many tv channels. too much cr@p out there, and very little content.
          The only reason I have tv at all is because it costs exactly the same for Comcast basic + Internet as it does for Concast Internet. I found this out a few months ago and had it added, previously I didnt have any tv channels at all, and I was fine with it.
          As for what they air around the world — it seems that if people werent watching it, it wouldnt be on very long. Therefore it is still entertaining for many a reject the world over.
          But I still think that if someone bases their opinion of Americans based solely on a few movies and/or tv shows, they are still ignorant. What’s more, if they continue watching those shows, arent they just as bad???

          Ok, so yes, I get your point, and was merely commenting and voicing an opinion of my own regarding your post.

        • #2913690

          Now wait just a minute

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to How Funny

          Everything I know about Brits I learned watching Benny Hill, Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, and Keeping Up Appearances.

          You mean it’s not that way at all? :0

        • #2913689

          You have to include…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Now wait just a minute

          Waiting for God if you want to get the whole picture. 😀

        • #2913672

          Actually, I learned a few things from

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to You have to include…

          Monty Python as well 😀

          Do you mean there are no forest people in Britian, that want a shrubbery to pass???

          Hmmm, what about 3 headed dimwits?

          Hmmm, you gotta have the bridge of death, right?

      • #2913720

        Getting too far down the list so

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to I am ashamed

        Bump.

    • #2905148

      Let’s dance!

      by Tammy.Cavadias ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      One
      two
      three Bump!

      One
      two
      three Bump!

      There’s a new dance that is going around
      Called the Bump
      do the Bump.

      You can do it to the rhythm of that rock’n roll sound
      It’s the Bump
      do the Bump.

      -Tammy 🙂

      • #2905142

        I thought…

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Let’s dance!

        the new dance was the ‘Bartman’? :0 :p

        Bump

        • #2905139

          No, its the…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to I thought…

          ..”Locomotion”

          Everybodies doing a brand new dance now.. come baby do the bumpity bump now…

          Bump

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2905135

          Tammy…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to No, its the…

          We need to stop bumping into each other like this! 😉 :p

        • #2905133

          Yeah it might make folks…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Tammy…

          .. jealous 😀

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2905126

          I’ll do the bump

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to No, its the…

          when the skirts come off 😀

        • #2905028

          Skirts off…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to I’ll do the bump

          .. and dress is on 😉

          :::Bumps Scummy:::

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2913877

          Ok then

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Skirts off…

          not really what I meant, but I said it

          ::Bump Tammy::

          😀
          P.S. — Tammy Bumps well at night 😀

        • #2913659

          Looks Like

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Skirts off…

          we need another Bump in the night! 😀

          Bump!

        • #2913655

          Yes we do…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          Clap your hands everybody
          Bump to the left
          Take it back now ya’ll
          One bump this time
          Right hip lets bump
          Left hip lets bump
          Bumpity bump now ya’ll

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2914553

          Re [i]Looks Like

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          A bump or 2 is required here. 🙁

          Bump

        • #2914538

          OK you lot in the US keep this up there

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          I’m going to bed now it’s well after midnight here.

          Col

        • #2914536

          Boing…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          Felt like a change from a bump! :p

        • #2914527

          The Boing Bump?

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          I think I heard about that dance, ain’t that the one where you “boing” over to the person next to you and “bump” them? :p

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2914513

          Well…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          I thought it was the predominant sound from an ugly bump! 😉 ;\

        • #2914273

          Pfsshh! Bumped with a beer!

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          Long day, short post

          😀

        • #2926349

          Ooh, I love a good

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          morning BUMP, especially when the bump is unexpected. Sometimes those are the best kind!

        • #2925772

          Bumping…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          the night awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay… lalalalala

          You put your right hip in… you put your right hip out… you put your left hip in and you bump this thread right on up..

          Bump…

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2925739

          You really like afternoon BUMPs

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          Hmmm, morning, afternoon, and night Bumps 😀
          all are good!

        • #2925650

          Well all I can say is

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          Thunk I hit it again. 😀

          Col

        • #2925649

          Now where is that lump of pipe

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Looks Like

          I’ll beat this one up the listings now and it will never be the same again. :^0

          ]:)

    • #2913918

      7/12- 13 miles!

      by tig2 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      Thank God the excessively high humidity broke overnight or today’s 13 miles would have been a nightmare!

      We started with a 6 mile loop, followed that with a four mile loop, and ended with a 3 mile loop. By working in stages, I can insure that everyone has access to restrooms and water every 3 or so miles.

      Last night’s storm played havoc with the trail- many sticks and tree limbs in the trail. But the Parks people were busily moving everything off trail so that we could use it.

      Today I had 15 training walkers. That is the largest group we have had yet. Most of them have walked my training before but I did manage to attract new people. Most of the ladies I train are first year walkers but we got a second year and another third year walker too. The first “teen” mile walk is where a lot of people figure out that they have to START training (at all) so I suspect that I will see more of these large groups between now and the event. That is fine by me.

      I tried the new shoes for three of the 13 miles. The jury is still out on the 1011 although there are several of my walkers using it. I’ll probably give them a try for the first six miles tomorrow and change back to my 1122s for the final loop. One of my ladies developed an ugly blister on her big toe. She hasn’t bought her shoes yet but promised me she would see the fit specialist on Wednesday. This is good. I’m trying to get all the ladies set on what they are wearing and how to hydrate properly by the end of the month. We’ll be at 15 miles by then. At least my repeat walkers had proper hydration. I won’t let a walker on the trail without water!

      Ibuprofen in the morning is a great and wonderful thing. I have been suggesting it for some time now and some of the ladies are doing it. It really is easier to manage the aches and pains than to try to take enough pain killer AFTER they are already a problem.

      Nine more miles and I can check off this weekend. Starting next month I will be scheduling a mid-week walk so that everyone can do that as a scheduled thing. So far, I have been getting my mid-week walk time based on the weather so scheduling something should be a good thing.

      • #2913903

        Nice training!

        by Tammy.Cavadias ·

        In reply to 7/12- 13 miles!

        It’s great to hear that folks are joining in – I have no doubt they will learn a lot from you!

        -Tammy 🙂

      • #2913827

        Keep it up Tig

        by hal 9000 ·

        In reply to 7/12- 13 miles!

        You are doing very well.

        Oh and bump. 😀

        Col

      • #2913699

        7/13- 9 miles

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to 7/12- 13 miles!

        After walking 13 miles yesterday I can’t say much about the 9 mile walk today except that all my walkers were feeling it. I’m starting to keep ibuprofen manufacturers in business. I also went out and bought myself a vibrating foot bath. This way I can dip my poor abused feet in hot soothing water with massage. Lovely!

        Does anyone have any ideas about insect repellent? I am using some stuff that is 97% DEET and am open to alternatives. I am extremely allergic to insect venom so I am trying to keep the hungry beggars off me. But the high DEET concentration is toxic and I end up with it in my mouth. I have Bite Blocker but it won’t last 3 miles in the heat. At this point, I am open to suggestions.

        Thanks for “walking” with me this weekend. Next weekend is 14/10!

        • #2913697

          See if there is anything you can use…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to 7/13- 9 miles

          at this link:
          http://greenerchoices.org/products.cfm?product=deet-fre&pcat=homegarden

          Keep up the good work Tigger. I’m rooting for you and your walkers!

        • #2913654

          How about Bullfrog?

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to 7/13- 9 miles

          The new insect repellent and sunscreen in one, is really good. I use it at the beach and when out at the park.

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2913647

          Is that the kind

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to How about Bullfrog?

          that if you lick the back, you get high???
          :^0

          or is it a different kind of frog?

        • #2913638

          Well if it does…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to Is that the kind

          Tigger won’t need to walk – she can “fly”

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2914610

          Look around for Picaridin-based products

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to 7/13- 9 miles

          Google is your friend.

          I have a friend who went to Scotland in the height of the midge season (mad!) with small kids and they found Picaridin-based products were as effective for the kids as DEET-based. Can’t say that I know any more about it, though.

          DEET is no good for kids and apparently Tiggers as well.

          Neil 🙂

        • #2914265

          Try Cutter Advanced – it has Picaridin

          by av . ·

          In reply to 7/13- 9 miles

          I currently use Cutter Skinsations and it works well for me. My yard is very woodsy. Lots of no-see-ums. It works well for that and also has a nice feel to it. I am going to try the Cutter Advanced. Its their new product. They also have convenient wipes for one of their products.

          You are just amazing, Tig. I can’t imagine walking long distances 2 days in a row. My feet would be killing me. Good thing you bought yourself a foot bath!

          AV :^0

        • #2914029

          Bug venom…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to 7/13- 9 miles

          has a propensity to raise, well…
          BUMPS. 😀

      • #2914643

        ok, way to go

        by rob mekel ·

        In reply to 7/12- 13 miles!

        Great going TiggerTwo. Nice that you have been able to motivate so many people to enter the walks. 🙂

        ((hug))
        😡

    • #2914084

      BUMP

      by cmiller5400 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      Bumpity, Bump

      • #2914071

        Bump

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to BUMP

        Bump, Bump

        • #2914013

          Bumpy

          by hal 9000 ·

          In reply to Bump

          Bump

        • #2926457

          After a bumpy bump

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to Bumpy

          Nothing like a smooth bump.

        • #2925753

          No such thing as…

          by Tammy.Cavadias ·

          In reply to After a bumpy bump

          ..smooth bumps in SC – all we got is graters

          Bumpity bump…

          -Tammy 🙂

        • #2925735

          Think the van has a limousine suspension

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to No such thing as…

          I don’t feel the bumps. Not even on 17! 😀

          Bump bump!

    • #2926401

      Git on up there, thread

      by neilb@uk ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      🙂

    • #2926274

      Don’t stray from the path…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      poison ivy raises BUMPS too.

    • #2926251

      nudge….

      by captbilly1eye ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      I’ve been meaning to add to this thread since I first saw it. I was just waiting until I could think of the right words to say.
      Well, after the slap up side da head, I figured I better stop waiting for the inspiration that may never come and just say…
      Keep up the good fight!

      I’ll read the other replies to look for a link to where I can contribute again this year. Plus I’ll send you the name of my mother-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor.
      Tig, you are a inspiration!
      Thanks for keeping the cause in the forefront.

    • #2925599

      Another day, another bump.

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      .

    • #2925588

      Hey Hope All Goes Well

      by steffi28 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      I’ll be thinkin bout you hope the new shoes aren’t too bad, I wanna PM you a bit later on need to talk and ask a few questions, hope you don’t mind I’ll talk soon x

      • #2925579

        Steffi sweetie!!!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Hey Hope All Goes Well

        Great to see you sweetie. And of course I don’t mind a PM. I’ll look forward to it!
        😡

        • #2925575

          Great to be back

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Steffi sweetie!!!

          Had a lot of personal problems lately family and stuff also just failed part of my last year at uni so all round had a crap few months 🙁

          Anyway i’m writing the PM now 🙂

        • #2925569

          Hmmm, look who came out from under the rock!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Great to be back

          Are you here for a while, or just looking for Tigs???

          btw — Hello! I changed my name again since last I saw you.

          How are ya doin anyway?
          I thought that the nasty HAL unit finally ‘offed’ ya.

        • #2925568

          Hey Mr. Scum :D

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Hmmm, look who came out from under the rock!

          I’m trying to be back not had a lot of time on my hands lately but hopefully things are calming down a little now, and when I go back to uni in September it will only be to redo what I failed so I should have a little more time on my hands anyways 🙂

          I missed all you guys 🙂 So hopefully I’m back to stay anyways I need to get back on that top 100 hee hee

          Oh I like the way your profile still says that your hobby is to mess wit me 🙂 I feel honoured 😀 xx

        • #2925566

          oh, THERE you are….!

          by gadgetgirl ·

          In reply to Hey Mr. Scum :D

          You ok??

          GG

        • #2925562

          Not too bad

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to oh, THERE you are….!

          Crappy couple of months to be honest my graduation is in 4 days and I won’t be attending 🙁 failed my dissertation and one exam so gotta do part of my year again, a few family problems mainly serious illnesses over the past few months have got me down, but hey ho as they say things can only get better right??

        • #2925555

          Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Hey Mr. Scum :D

          wit me 😀
          Hmmm, now we gotta get Sonja to interview YOU!

          wait, she will likely need to do a lot of editing of those nasty
          thoughts/comments :0

        • #2925550

          Nasty thoughts?? Me???

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          Naw you got the wrong girl 😀

          Anyway wheres the link to this interview I wanna know what you said about me!! Prepare for imminent death!!

        • #2925548

          It was nothing significant

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          nor mean — just a mention 😀

          you are really gonna make me look it up huh?

          Ok, here are a few that you missed! See what happens
          when you take off and dont check back?

          http://search.techrepublic.com.com/index.php?
          q=TR+member+spotlight

        • #2925546

          Nothing mean??

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          Was you feeling ok that day?? Hmm I can’t take your word for it!! hubby is in bed now cos he’s got work tonight but as soon as he’s up i’ll be listening to it!!

        • #2925539

          Nothing mean!

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          I had just woken up (by the phone call from Sonja), and I was
          in the BC era (before caffeine). It was a short interview with
          short answers.

        • #2925531

          Oh, also to mention TROL and TROLOV

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          TR out loud and TR out loud on
          video.http://search.techrepublic.com.com/index.php?
          q=tr+out+loud&t=19

          Now I gotta also mention that Beth is gone :0
          Her replacement is pretty cool though (Tammy) 😀

        • #2925506

          Cool

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Yeah, you even got a mention in Sonja’s interview

          You’re trying to keep me busy for the foreseeable future aren’t you!!

          And as you may not have said anything mean in the interview do you remember a discussion between you and Col?? This love hate relationship is about to become all about the hating!!! http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-13622-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=265219&messageID=2513724

          Oh and did I mention i’m a Gemini too end of may birthday 🙂

      • #2925558

        Long time no see…

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Hey Hope All Goes Well

        Good to see you back Steffi! 🙂

        • #2925557

          Good to be back :)

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Long time no see…

          I really missed all you guys, and my friday dose of amusement too!! Haven’t spotted the yuk yet is it still going strong??

        • #2925556

          Ummm, Steffi

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Good to be back :)

          you havent spotted the Yuk, cause it aint Friday 😉

          Of course we all know it has nothing to do with hair color,
          right? ~smirk~ :^0

        • #2925551

          Ummm I knew that

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Ummm, Steffi

          I meant last weeks one duh!!

          Last time I was here the Yuk was at the top of the forum right through the week not just on Fridays!! So I knew it wasn’t Friday I really did!!

        • #2925547

          The Yuk is struggling

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to Ummm I knew that

          and has been for some time now. By Monday it is a rarity to
          see new additions 🙁

          And on Friday’s it has fallen quite a bit as well. A good YUK
          these days has 50 posts (usually by just a few people adding
          as much as they can to kickstart it).

        • #2925545

          Tut

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          Well I’ll see what I can do I mean I should have at least 5 months worth of stuff that I haven’t posted right?

          I’ll be up all night preparing post now hahaha, and I’ll make sure I post one joke everyday to help it survive 😀

        • #2925535

          So, are ya calling me King Tut?

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          Hmmm, you got it all wrong. I am the Lord of Scum, the
          Scummy GOD, or the like 😀

          Since I last saw you I started the Scummy Religion 😀
          And there are plenty of open spots available

          First, (since I cannot find it with TR’s search) some
          background on how to become a member and why you
          would want to.
          The Religion of Scum is just an Excuse to do what you
          want, and have an excuse for doing it (as long as it isnt
          too illegal).
          So whenever you need an excuse for something, all you
          gotta do is say “My Religion made me do it” 😀
          Once that happens, you are automatically Scum, therefore
          accepted as a member of Scum 😀

          So next time you wanna go out for the night, and your
          hubby gets upset — you know what to do/say 😀

          Also, for anyone interested, there are positions in the
          hierarchy available (please post whatever position that you
          are requesting to see if it is approved).

          And there ya go, excuses galore to Do What You Want 😀

        • #2925527

          Just listened

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          to you member spotlight, says the religion started on a thread called is Google a god so I’ll have a look at that, I’m out with friends tomorrow night so if i’m scummy enough what position can you put me in :p

        • #2925521

          If you want me to put you in a position

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          you might like it too much ( and your hubby may not) :0

          Err, I mean, for the church of Scum — ok, well, pick one. GG
          is a High Priestess, OTR is the High Deacon, and Seanferd is
          the 1st Apostle (or Archangel).

          Choose wisely (dont let the hair roots decide for you) :^0

        • #2925508

          Hmmm

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          Trying not to let blondeness decide for me…. hmmm what about the head of harem??

        • #2925498

          Yes, Yes, Yes :D :D

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          You just made me a Happy Scummy!

        • #2925496

          No problem

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to The Yuk is struggling

          Every good religion needs a harem!! Now I just need to start recruiting!!

    • #2925481

      Sounds like I got here just in time!!

      by jessie ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      I would not have wanted to miss out on supporting your walk the way you supported my head shaving. I start a new job next week and with my very first paycheck, I’m donating to your cause! I’m so very proud of you already!

      • #2925474

        Jessie and Steffi back on the same day!

        by neilb@uk ·

        In reply to Sounds like I got here just in time!!

        The site Babe Coefficient has just gone up nicely.

        Welcome back to both of you.

        😀

        • #2926124

          Thanks for the welcome but

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Jessie and Steffi back on the same day!

          You realise that now you’ve pointed out that we came back on the same day Col will tell everyone we’re the same person? Does that reduce the Babe Coefficient if he says that??

          🙂 Glad to be back Neil can’t stay away too long I miss all you guys, just waitin to speak to Shell now! Get her back in the Batmobile and get GG back in that leather number 😉

        • #2926073

          Don’t know if I’d say THAT…

          by jessie ·

          In reply to Jessie and Steffi back on the same day!

          [i]”The site Babe Coefficient has just gone up nicely.”[/i]

          Seein’ as how I’ve been called “sir” (over the phone) more than once, and even “A very nice gentleman” once upon a time, I don’t know how much I add to the Babe Coefficient.

          😀

        • #2926072

          You know it’s rough…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to Don’t know if I’d say THAT…

          when you get ‘Sir’d’ in person. 🙁

        • #2926829

          THAT one

          by jessie ·

          In reply to You know it’s rough…

          I’ve not gotten yet… cept for once and the person had a seeing-eye dog… least I HOPE it was a seeing-eye dog… else I’m gonna feel really bad about the faces I was making. :0

      • #2925467

        WB Jessie!!

        by jellimonsta ·

        In reply to Sounds like I got here just in time!!

        This is starting to look like a TR2004 reunion or something! :p 😀

        • #2925456

          It was good to see you back too, Jelli

          by neilb@uk ·

          In reply to WB Jessie!!

          But you didn’t raise the Babe Coefficient…

          😀

        • #2925447

          I know…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to It was good to see you back too, Jelli

          I just ‘get’ all the women instead!!! :p ;\

        • #2926141

          Well, Stay Away from Steffi

          by the scummy one ·

          In reply to I know…

          I got her trained and dont want things ruined 😀

          Edited: After a re-read, I think I should be hiding out for a
          while. Luckily I got about 12 more hours till Steffi sees this
          😀

        • #2926123

          TRAINED??!?!?!?! REALLY??

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to Well, Stay Away from Steffi

          You got me trained?? haha Now I don’t have to start calling you lower than Pond Scum again in order to get an apology do I?? You better find a better hiding spot! As you can never guarantee when I’ll be online! You only had an hour to hide and I can see you behind the tree next to that red car!!
          My cat jumped on the bed and woke me up and now I can’t sleep so I’ll torture you for a little I’m gonna come over and poke you with a big stick!!

        • #2926121

          Pay No Attention to that post

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to TRAINED??!?!?!?! REALLY??

          Scummy went off the deep end when posting it!

          However, I have supressed Scummy (till tomorrow) 😀

        • #2925988

          Steffi !!!

          by rob mekel ·

          In reply to TRAINED??!?!?!?! REALLY??

          You poking with a stick :0 Man in what kind a world are we living 😉

          btw long time no “see” how you doing?
          You’re ok?
          How are the studies going? exams ok?

          Shellbot is in desperate need of some help on installing some software you were working with in Germany … so rush over (virtual) to help. On the other hand … Ireland isn’t that far away 🙂

          😡
          Rob

          [i]dang emoticons[/i]

        • #2915237

          Hey Rob

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to TRAINED??!?!?!?! REALLY??

          I’m doing ok, thanks. Uni not to good failed on my dissertation so I gotta do that again should of graduated yesterday but have to put it back a year 🙁 So I’m now entering my sixth year of uni! When will it ever be over!!

          I’ll PM Shell see what I can do but I wasn’t involved too much on the installation side of it but I’m sure I can help a little.

        • #2926122

          Ignore Scummy

          by steffi28 ·

          In reply to I know…

          I’m far from trained Jelli 😉 and untrained women are much better much more fun :p

        • #2926120

          Oh, flirting with Jelli now huh?

          by w2ktechman ·

          In reply to Ignore Scummy

          I suppose Your Religion made you do it! :^0

        • #2926043

          Hahaha

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Oh, flirting with Jelli now huh?

          I should have saw that coming. 😀

        • #2926039

          I always do…

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Ignore Scummy

          ignore Scummy!! :p

          I am not sure why I posted that flagrant lie about ‘getting all the women’ anyway. :p

        • #2926040

          Double post

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to Ignore Scummy

          :p

      • #2926140

        Jessie’s back!

        by nicknielsen ·

        In reply to Sounds like I got here just in time!!

        Hey, girl, missed ya’. Got hair? 😉

        • #2926071

          3″

          by jessie ·

          In reply to Jessie’s back!

          I’ve been growing my hair at a rate of about an inch a month so I now have a full 3 inches

          of HAIR on my HEAD ]:)

          And on my better days… I’m attracting some “women in comfortable shoes.”

        • #2926042

          Hahahaha

          by jellimonsta ·

          In reply to 3″

          Well, at least they won’t need a foot rub! :p

      • #2926544

        Jessie, it’s great to see you!

        by tig2 ·

        In reply to Sounds like I got here just in time!!

        I had wondered where you had gone after St Baldricks! Good to see you back.

        I know that you understand the passion and commitment that goes into doing an event like this. It literally is something that you live every day and becomes a major motivator. I always believe that there is one more thing I can do to advance the cause. And another, and another.

        Between this thread and Max’s, TR has raised over $1100. And that was very quickly too. Max may be right- raising $10,000 may BE a cake walk at the rate it’s going! I’m glad that you will be here to be a part of the 2008 walk. Sonja is gonna get pics from training walks and an update that she can use in TROLOV so that the TR Pink Ribbon Brigade can stay updated on the 3 Day Pink Ribbon Brigade walking in the Twin Cities. Fun for all and lots of pics!

        • #2926535

          If anyone can do it

          by jessie ·

          In reply to Jessie, it’s great to see you!

          YOU CAN!

          Less than a month after St. Baldrick’s I was looking for a new job… cuz the one I loved was having issues meeting payroll and had cut my hours down to once per week. No wonder it’s taken me this long to find employment… had to wait until I had enough hair not to look like a Nazi.

          I’m also back to school for a bunch of industry certs… nothing like going into serious debt to try to find a job to pay off your debts. Woot!

          So, I have a new job starting Tuesday and with my very first paycheck, I’ll be donating again to your walk.

    • #2924869

      Bump.

      by captbilly1eye ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      and check out the ribbon AVs wk2ktechman & I put up.

      … made a few animated ones just for the occasion. Help yourself.

      http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=269151&messageID=2548872

      http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=269151&messageID=2548015

    • #2932185

      See Tig I always do as I’m told

      by hal 9000 ·

      In reply to The pink ribbons are coming- the Pink Ribbon Brigade, part three

      By a woman as they are [b]SCARY[/b] 😀

      OH and BUMP!

      Col

      • #2929182

        Yeah, up until the threat has been eliminated :^0

        by w2ktechman ·

        In reply to See Tig I always do as I’m told

        from faulty brakes to disgruntled CD drives :0

        But HAL is not at fault… Hal just did as was told…..

        (and no, those arent tool marks) :^0

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