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It's sunny in the NW. Any sunny day in the NW means it is a good day.

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@theoneill555: I heard it made a rare appearance. Y'all don't get sunburnt out there.

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Worried about @catbertthegreat, to tell you the truth. Don't like it when the young ones go all drastic on us.

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@theoneill555: It always seems to be sunny in Boise. It's on of the things I love about this place. I <3 the sunny weather. :)

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@lavikinga: Me too, about catbert. I was out working on my car today and visited the farmer's market earlier this morning, I got strawberries and hothouse tomatoes. I thought about getting plants, but I am so bad about watering things.

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It is dark and gloomy here in Southern NH, but we've had our days of sunlight. I've just been in all day and am a bit stir crazy. Or maybe just crazy.

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Hi gang - glad to see all your comments/names. I have spent the entire day in the hospital because they thought I was having a heart attack this morning. Glad to say not, but they don't know what it was either. Glad to be home, glad to log in and feel "back to normal" but now, I have to go get some sleep. I treasure this community of friends.

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@sand4me: Wow! I hope you are alright. I don't mean to trivialize your experience but could it be a panic attack? I've had those before and they can feel like heart attacks. Anyway, I hope you feel better soon.

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ughhhh.. hello all, at work on a beautiful day in northern califonia.. sounds about right.. at least work is busy; seems as if the sunshine invites people to act all crazy!!

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On a side note, I just had a fantastic dinner. If you like a good cheeseburger, I mean a really good burger, there's this place in Boise called Highland Hollows. The kinda place that brews there own beer... Excellent. I had a Stella Artois, and a fantastic bbq bacon cheeseburger. My one "bad" meal for the month. :)

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@claudicina: PM

@lavikinga: email

@thilderbrand20: Perhaps more cautious than anything.

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@sand4me: How are the thyroid and gall bladder? Good to know you the heart appears to be well. NEVER feel foolish for having it checked out. Symptoms for cardiac issues present themselves a bit differently in men & women.

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It's cold here in WI -- apparently there were flurries last night. I was stuck in a hospital with misbehaving children (aka they kept getting very sick). I'm working with kids with cancer this month, so it's sad, especially a previously healthy kid who was admitted basically to rule out leukemia. So in order to decompress, I came home, slept, and watched a Cary Grant movie.

@sand4me: Glad you feel better!

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@thilderbrand20: Fast? Perhaps. Or lazy. I'm still checking in now and then. I may print off all the comments made to catbert's goodbye, once I think it's done, as a memento of sorts.

Long day. Longer week.

Still, life is change. Life. It's better than the alternative.

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It was a cool, windy and great first day of the season at the Farmer's Market.

Miniwooter & I tried a practice run for the foodie portion of our road trip. She checked out menus & made a great choice for supper. She interviewed the head chef & co-owner for her blog. We sat on swings and enjoyed a great dinner http://www.boogaloostl.com/! They even recommended restaurants to visit (and chefs to interview) in Colorado & Sonoma. It was just what we needed after a difficult week (much better than the blind date that I was supposed to go on tonight).

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I went shopping for jeans today, for the first time in quite awhile. Yay! Yeah, I gained so much weight I didn't fit in the old ones anymore. :( Time to start working out again.
Yesterday I went to the Estate Sale. I got some prep bowls, cutting boards, etc... from the kitchen. A beautiful set of crystal bookends, and my big purchase was a stereo system. It was really fun!
I wish Catbertthegreat would come back.

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@glindagw: I went on a semi-blind date once. The woman had a glass eye. Seriously. It was always following me around... And I'm not the guy that just sits there and smiles. I ask questions. When I saw something was up, I asked... Politely of course. We never did get that second date...

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@claudicina: Tell me you didn't ask her to pop out that glass eye so you could get a closer look, did you?
Beautiful day today. Discovered the little house wren that had built a nest in the hanging geranium plant by our back door has hatchlings today. We're feeling quite proud and protective. It's been a puzzle on how to keep the pot watered. I think we may have to break down and get a watering globe.

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@lavikinga: It was all I could do not to try and poke at it. I kept catching myself reaching out for it and having to pull my hand back before she noticed...

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@claudicina: Not right and so funny!

None of my dating stories are that exciting. Quite the opposite in fact, my ten year old is a much better dinner companion than some of my recent dates. Now I just have to bump up her allowance and she can pay for dinner.

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@glindagw: I have quite a few terrible date stories. Especially blind dates. I'm a sucker for letting my friends set me up. sigh you'd think I'd learn by now... I hope your luck has been better than mine!

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@glindagw: The worst blind date for me? This was before I left Seattle, actually I think it was before I went back to grad school so it was a while ago and it is STILL tattooed in my brain as the worst ever. He was fresh out of law school, that was fine. He had a coupon for Red Robin buy one get one free, okay we were young and poorish no biggie. We met at the restaurant. He was nice and all until we started to order. He wouldn't let me order anything but a burger - at the time I didn't eat red meat so I had negotiate for a chicken burger. All during this date he tried to convince me to come to his church and that it had a great singles crowd and I would meet other nice guys. I already had a church I was attending so I wasn't interested. The date lasted 45 minutes.

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@fidett: I refuse to date lawyers unless I know them personally. It has actually become a rather amusing joke with my friends, because they are all either lawyers or in land development.

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@hobbit: Didn't yesterday (even with cutting the grass). But it is out again today and I think I might be in danger of turning pink.

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@claudicina: Boise and the east side of WA seem to always get sun and high temps but those of us who live in the Puget Sound area seem to stay wet and wrinkly all year long.

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@theoneill555: We are considered a High Desert climate down here. I love it! But the Puget Sound area... So beautiful!

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@theoneill555: Sounds like a case of constant prune fingers!

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@claudicina: Beautiful, yes. Green is my favorite color, I guess that is why I chose to settle down here.

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@hobbit: Any date that ends up with a conversation about church/religion never ends well once they find out I'm an Atheist. So of course... My friends have set me up with every religious nut they can find. I especially love when they tell them I'd like to go to church with them. sigh

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@claudicina: funny, your friends are either sadists or think they can change you.

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@hobbit: I'm gonna go with sadists. Those that have known me longer than 5 minutes know they will never change me. ;)

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@claudicina: I wonder if they do it because the girls beg to be set up with you and won't take no for an answer from them. I bet the girls think or even say "oh he will think I am different from the rest."

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@hobbit: I find it hard to believe that any woman would beg to be set up with me. I'm not that great of a catch! lol But thanks for the ego boost! :)

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@claudicina: Oh stop, that is only because you have to live with yourself every day. Oh wait I say the same thing about myself too.

It would be interesting to see what kind of girls your friends are setting you up with. Blonde? Cute? Giggly, I hope they aren't giggly?

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@hobbit: There really isn't a set type. I think the only reason they even set me up is because of the great stories I have to tell after the fact...

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@claudicina: so really they enjoy toturing poor unsuspecting girls?

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@hobbit: NO! They enjoy torturing ME! lol

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@claudicina: Dude, do you not own a decent mirror? You're one of those guys we don't need to drink to make real purty ;) Bet you have all your teeth too, huh?

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@lavikinga: lol I'm not quite sure how to take that... ;) And as for the teeth... Most of 'em. ;)

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@lavikinga: I am so glad you said that, only a mom can get away with saying that and not sound terribly pervy.... @claudicina, she is um right, no i don't want to date you but it isn't because you are an athiest..I think you are probably young enough to be a much younger brother or something to that effect. haha

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@claudicina: Actually, that line comes from a story some friends of mine tell. He is 6'5", with blue eyes, blonde hair silvering into grey & white and is dead handsome. Achingly so. His wife (they ALWAYS have a beautiful wife...sigh) tells it like this:
They are out with friends at a watering hole in North VA. She sends his Handsomeness to the bar to get another round of drinks for their table. While waiting at the bar, she witnesses this good ol' gal at the bar sidle up beside him and attempt to engage him in conversation. She compliments him on his height and he smiles in reply. The next thing they hear at the table is "Lord, you sure are purty...and you gots all your teef too!"

It's a compliment, "Claudia." You gots a severe case of the Cutes.

And @hobbit: Being a mom has nothing to do with it. I just call them like I see them. And I'm still turning a few heads at this advanced age. Of course, it may be at the American muscle car I drive as well ;) VroomVroom!

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@hobbit: How old are you? I'm 33. I haven't actually seen a clear picture of you... ;)

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@lavikinga: Now I HAVE to see a picture. Of the car too. :)

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@claudicina: I am older than you by a good many years.

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@lavikinga: Well, Thank you. Now, I MUST see a picture of you, and the car too... ;)

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Sorry there were 2 posts. One didn't show up! lol