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Old 10-29-2013, 12:28 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I know it is disrespectful and I would tell my kids not to say it (if I had minor children at home) . . . but I have to giggle at the wittiness of the posters over on the Politics forum when they refer to Pres Obama as the Dear Leader. I know that is perverse and probably says something awful about me . . . but I find it quite amusing.

 
Old 10-29-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I know it is disrespectful and I would tell my kids not to say it (if I had minor children at home) . . . but I have to giggle at the wittiness of the posters over on the Politics forum when they refer to Pres Obama as the Dear Leader. I know that is perverse and probably says something awful about me . . . but I find it quite amusing.
We used to refer to W that way, lol.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 08:02 AM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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negirl, snowing here. And it's sticking. Yeesh.

ani, the best one I saw was someone referred to the prez as Barack Odumbass.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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negirl, snowing here. And it's sticking. Yeesh.
No snow here yet, but cold. Every year I make a bet with my old friend that she will turn on her heat before I will. We try to make it to Nov. 1 (the traditional newenglander bet) without the heat. Not happenin' this year. We both had to admit breaking down and turning on the furnace. By next week we'll both be up and running with the wood stove, but till then, I'm too old to freeze my a** off even on a bet.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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Yep, same here, broke down and fired the oil boiler about a week and a half ago, Friday it's going to be in the 60's, that will be nice. Dunno if I ever made it to Nov. 1 to heat.
I do remember it being mild enough for the hubby and I to be painting the front corner of the house. In true redneck fashion, the other six sides remain unpainted. (the colors are so close you wouldn't know anyway)
 
Old 10-30-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Yep, same here, broke down and fired the oil boiler about a week and a half ago, Friday it's going to be in the 60's, that will be nice. Dunno if I ever made it to Nov. 1 to heat.
I do remember it being mild enough for the hubby and I to be painting the front corner of the house. In true redneck fashion, the other six sides remain unpainted. (the colors are so close you wouldn't know anyway)
I had never even thought of painting on side of my house at a time, until we moved to Kansas and a neighbor said every year, he painted one side of his house, so that the whole job never had to be tackled at once.

I thought that was brilliant!!! If you are painting the same color, it is never noticed.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Default A wonderful quote from Washington Irving

"A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
 
Old 10-31-2013, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Good morning everyone, and Happy Halloween. Wondering if this is a big holiday in your neck or the woods or not a big deal at all. To my surprise, it might be a bigger thing here in my new town that I thought.

When I was out doing my circuit this morning I noticed people putting up some fairly big decorations. At this hour of the morning! Maybe there's more to come this afternoon and they had to get some of it done before going to work?

Uh oh..... did I get enough candy?

I thought my new neighborhood was going to be tame as for as the trick or treaters went. But now I wonder ....
 
Old 10-31-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I'm taking the 17 month old and the four year old to the Halloween parade at 4:30, meeting the parents there coming from work. The kids in costume are the parade. They line up according to age and parade for several blocks. When that's done it's trick or treating at the shops on the boulevard. Each one has someone giving out candy in front of their store and oohing and aahing over the kids in costume.

We did this last year with the grands and it's a lot of fun. The little guy is too young to parade but he dresses up. It's going to be 85 so the pumpkin/little girl won't need to wear tights.

Little girl and I have been on the lookout for decorations for the past week, she loves it when she spots them before me.

Of course last night little girl tells her Mom she wants to be a princess instead of a pumpkin. Mom very deftly suggested a Royal Pumpkin Princess with lots of necklaces, bracelets and rings would be wonderful and little girl agreed. So, I will be escorting a Pumpkin with much Bling for Halloween.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'm taking the 17 month old and the four year old to the Halloween parade at 4:30, meeting the parents there coming from work. The kids in costume are the parade.
We have a parade like that, too. Lots of fun and a great way for the kids to show off their costumes. Plus the kids just love parading behind the fire truck. We have several trucks and send them out not only to the main parade but also neighborhood events (those are mostly the weekend before Halloween, though). First come first served, and if an emergency happens the trucks can't stay. Still, we manage to hit quite a few neighborhoods.

It's win win for us--the truck makes the parade special for the younger kids and we usually sign up a few of the older kids or parents to become firefighters. And retirees like me got to meet a lot of people while I was passing out little plastic fire chief hats (not to mention ride over in the truck). Quite a change from when I was growing up and fire trucks were kept hidden away, only brought out if there was a big fire. And Halloween involved trick or treating in your neighborhood only, and there were no parades or events at the mall.







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