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Ripley Believe It , Or Not
Rio de Janeiro 24 Nov 2003 00:42 AM Monday
I'm student communication in Brazil and need how what the name of the sound track used in program of the television of the years 80's "" Ripley Believe It Or Not "" broadcasting with Jack Palance like host.
Make easy money! Guaranteed!!
: : Spyder here (At the bottom of addresses). I've posted and e-mailed
: : this letter in the past. The results i've recieved were ASTOUNDING.
: : To think that i sacrificed 5 dollars, and now i am making more
: : than i would ever make in any other "job" (hehe). If u follow the
: : directions, it will work wonders for you. I am living proof.
: : And now on with the letter.
: : His mother was cleaning and putting laundry away when she came across
: : a large brown paper bag that was suspiciously buried beneath some
: : clothes and a skateboard in the back of her 15-year-old son's closet.
: : Nothing could have prepared her for the shock she got when she opened
: : the bag and found it was full of cash. Five dollar bills, twenties,
: : fifties and hundreds - all neatly rubber-banded in labeled piles.
: : "My first thought was that he had robbed a bank", says the 41-year-old
: : woman, "There was over $71,000 dollars in that bag- that's more
: : than my husband earns in a year".
: : The woman immediately called her husband at the car-dealership where
: : he worked to tell him what she'd discovered. He came home right
: : away and they drove together to the boy's school and picked him
: : up. Little did they suspect that where the money came from was more
: : shocking than actually finding it in the closet.
: : As it turns out, the boy had been sending out via E-mail on the
: : Internet a type of 'chain-letter' to E-mail addresses that he obtained
: : off of the Internet. Everyday after school for the past 2 months,
: : he had been doing this right on his computer in his bedroom.
: : "I just got the E-mail one day and I figured what the heck, I put
: : my name on it like the instructions said and I started sending it
: : out", says the clever 15-year-old.
: : The E-mail letter listed 3 addresses and contained instructions
: : to send one $5 dollar bill to the person at the top of the list,
: : then delete that address and move the other 2 addresses up, and
: : finally to add your name to the bottom of the list. The letter goes
: : on to state that you would receive several thousand dollars in five
: : dollar bills within 2 weeks if you sent out the letter with your
: : name at the bottom of the 3-address list "I get junk E-mail all
: : the time, and I really didn't think it was gonna work", the boy continues.
: : Within the first few days of sending out the E-mail, the Post Office
: : Box that his parents had gotten him for his video-game magazine
: : subscriptions began to fill up with not magazines, but envelopes containing $5 dollar bills.
: : "About a week later I rode [my bike] down to the post office and
: : my box had 1 magazine and about 300 envelopes stuffed in it. There
: : was also a yellow slip that said I had to go up to the [post office]
: : counter- I thought I was in trouble or something (laughs)". He goes
: : on, "I went up to the counter and they had a whole box of more mail
: : for me. I had to ride back home and empty out my backpack 'cause I couldn't carry it all".
: : Over the next few weeks, the boy continued sending out the E-mail.
: : "The money just kept coming in and I just kept sorting it and stashing
: : it in the closet, I barely had time for my homework". He had also
: : been riding his bike to several of the area's banks and exchanging
: : the $5 bills for twenties, fifties and hundreds. "I didn't want
: : the banks to get suspicious so I kept riding to different banks
: : with like five thousand at a time in my backpack. I would usually
: : tell the lady at the bank counter that my dad had sent me in [to
: : exchange the money] and he was outside waiting for me. One time
: : the lady gave me a really strange look and told me that she wouldn't
: : be able to do it for me and my dad would have to come in and do
: : it, but I just rode to the next bank down the street (laughs)."
: : Surprisingly, the boy didn't have any reason to be afraid. The reporting
: : news team examined and investigated the so-called 'chain-letter'
: : the boy was sending out and found that it wasn't a chain-letter
: : at all. In fact, it was completely legal according to US Postal
: : and Lottery Laws, Title 18, Section 1302 and 1341, or Title 18,
: : Section 3005 in the US code, also in the code of federal regulations,
: : Volume 16, Sections 255 and 436, which state a product or service
: : must be exchanged for money received.
: : Every five dollar bill that he received contained a little note
: : that read, "Please add me to your mailing list". This simple note
: : made the letter legal because he was exchanging a service (adding
: : the purchasers name to his mailing list) for a five dollar fee.
: : Here is the letter that the 15-year-old was sending out by E-mail,
: : you can do the exact same thing he was doing, simply by following
: : the instructions in this letter-
: : --------------------------------------------
: : Here are instructions on how to make $10,000 US cash in the next 2 weeks:
: : There are 3 addresses listed below.
: : Send the person at the top of the list a $5 bill wrapped in 2 pieces
: : of paper (to securely hide it), along with a note that says: "Please add me to your mailing list".
: : Then delete that name, move the other 2 up and put your name at the bottom.
: : Now start sending or posting this ENTIRE e-mail back out to people.
: : When 20 people receive it, those 20 people will move your name up
: : to the middle position and they will each send out 20. That totals
: : 400 people that will receive this letter with your name in the middle.
: : Then, those 400 people will move your name up to the top and they
: : will each send out 20 E-mails. That totals 8,000 people that will
: : receive this E-mail with your name at the top and they will each send you a $5 bill.
: : 8,000 people each sending you a $5 bill = $40,000 cash. That's if
: : everyone responds to this E-mail, but not everyone will, so you
: : can expect more realistically to receive about $10,000 cash $5 bills in your mailbox.
: : This will work for anyone, anywhere in the world in any country,
: : but send only a US CASH $5 bill.
: : The more E-mails or follow ups you post, the more cash you will
: : receive. If each person sends out 100 E-mails, there will be 1,000,000
: : people that receive this letter when your name reaches the top.
: : If only 1% of those people respond, you will still get $50,000 cash.
: : ***REMEMBER, if you don't ask for the service, USE OF THIS LETTER WILL BE ILLEGAL FOR YOU.
: : Here is the list:
: : ----------------------------------------------------------
: 1. Andy Fox
: 35 Washington PK DR
:Norwell Ma 02061
2. PFC. Alford
: : Mals-14 supply, PSC Box 8052
: : Cherry Point, NC 28533
: : 3. Lucas Martin
: : 1751 N. Falcon rd
: : Flagstaff, AZ 86004
: : ----------------------------------------------------------
: : THERE'S NOTHING MORE TO DO. When your name reaches the top in a
: : few days, you will start receiving $5 bills from other people just
: : like yourself, who are willing to invest a $5 bill to receive $10,000 cash.
Posted on Feb 15, 2003, 11:38 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
I do not think you are aware of this, but this forum can be found using google.com. It can be found without anybody giving out any address. Also, why are you favouring Dawn over Jason? Either they are both banned or they are both should be allowed to post. One should not be favored over the other. P.S. This may be a double post - I wasn't sure if you had received the first.
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 1:05 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
I thought you all may be interested to know that Ester and Zeb had 4 childen. Amy died of scarlted fever when she was 16 months. Ben died in the 1st worl and I'm not sure when Matt died though he was in the 1st world war as well becauce Zeb had medals from Matt's fighting in the ist world war. We all know how John tunred out.
Thought you might like to know
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 1:48 AM from IP address 18.104.22.168
You have allowed Dawn to continue with her garbage. If removing myself from her will shut her up, I will leave now. I don't want to put any of these good people through her garbage anymore.
BUT NOTE that below here she has posted a PHYSICAL THREAT to me and that I am printing it out, saving it electronically, and taking it to my local law enforcement here tomorrow. I will not tolerate that... and as modator of this forum, you should not either!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 9:28 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
I simply felt that you should know #1 that no one breached your trust and #2 the fact that I felt it was unfair of you to say that I INSTIGATED Dawn when she is the one who started this mess, not me. I never brought to ANY forum whatsoever.
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 5:14 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
Here's a friendly suggestion for those who want to argue....
Why don't you take it to the old "fun forum" and I bet you can have the place all to yourselves. That way you can have a place to hash out your differences, and we can talk about cookies, cats, gift wrapping and such. O'tay?
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:25 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
Christmas Baking and Candy Making, to Karen and all who care to comment....
by Lisa in Texas
Hi Karen and all!I know how Karen feels about gettting in the kitchen and cooking already.I went ahead and bought up baking supplies for candy and cookies.About 3 days ago I made up suger cookies and put mini-baking M&M's in them.Of course they are all gone now!Now I am ready to go make a batch of fudge or Rice Crispie Treats.Ohhhh,I shall hide the scales!I just lost about 5pds and everything has been fitting so well here lately.Oh forget trying to diet during the holidays!
Okay back to the Question(Sorry to ramble)
What do you usually make for goodies to entertain with or to just munch out on?
Here is my list.
Ham cheese balls
Fudge with Walnuts
Hand dipped Peanut butter sandwhich cookies
Cheese dip with Burger,rotel,and onions.
hand dipped peanut butter balls
Of course my family and I do not eat all of this,giggle....I give alot to my good neighbors and friends.Also I usually make a tradition to bake with someone and we split up all of the stuff.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:04 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
My specialty is brownies with walnuts. I have a microwave recipe which only takes 8 minutes to bake. Then there's chocolate chip cookies, M & M cookies and sugar cookies. I usually make some and send them to my brother in Texas (He doesn't have anybody right now to spoil him). I also take some to my Mom's to share with the rest of the family that comes in to visit.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:19 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
but his job has him traveling all over the country all the time. He may be in Maine one day and California the next. He loves it but I really can't say what he does. He used to live in El Paso and also Laredo.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 9:18 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
I like making the traditional Toll House C.C's, Pecan crescents, White Chocolate Espresso bean cookies and Sugar Cookies. I might have to try M&M's like you did.
For snacks we usually have an assortment od Cheeses from Swiss Colony, litle quiches, potato puffs, Artichoke dip and the traditonal Puff'n'puppies. I could eat these all yself but rarely do! Okay I'm really hungry now!!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:19 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
I have a ton of wonderful cookie recipes I used to use. Now with the 3 kids, job, homework, meals etc...
Slice and bake is the way to go-and no one guesses my secret! Looks like I spent hours in the kitchen, when in reality, I am lucky to have found the 20 minutes I used.
Also Marshmellow Fluff has a great no fail-and I mean really no fail-fudge. If I can make it-anyone can!
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 4:58 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199
My wife and Mother-n-law use to do the holiday baking.
Something they did every year together. This year will
be the first Christmas since my Mother-n-laws passing.
I have been trying to encourage my wife to bake this year, but unfortunately her heart is not in it.
Mini cherry cheese cakes
Chocolate covered pretzels
and the list goes on!!!!!
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 7:42 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52
.....o'k, no problem!
I'll get the recipe from the better 1/2 tonight and post it tomorrow.
I will be heading up to Virginia in January, so I expect some waiting on me at the Virginia Visitor Welcome Center!!!!!
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 12:16 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
is begining to look like Willy Wonkas Chocolate factory. I love cooking and baking. Since I don'thave a lot of $. This year I'm making goodie baskets for everyone. I'm making mini banana nut breads. Fudge (I hope, first time for that one), spice cookies, magic cookie bars (very very very good), and maybe a couple other things. Since at the Dollar store (my latest favorite store) you can get a bunch of boxes for a buck I have purchased a bunch and some gold ribbon to tie everything together with. I'm giving them to everyone from my neighbors to co-workers and even my landlord and his handyman! I just love the holidays. I'm glad that someone recently reminded me that it's not the cost of a gift it's the amount of love you put into it that matters.
Posted on Dec 12, 2000, 8:41 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11
I asked you all not to tell anyone the address of this site.
Looks like someone spilled the beans.
Now we have people I don't want on this board. I'd ask that Jason not post here anymore. I won't say anything about Dawn because Jason is the instigator. However, if I see Dawn upset about someone's post again, I will ask that she not respond to anything.
Looks like I can't trust you people. I just want to say that I'm disappointed.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 6:44 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
Lauren doesn't believe in Santa Claus anymore. She really quit believing a year or two ago I think but I told her then that when she quit believing he would quit bringing her presents, so she held out a little longer. The other nite she told me she knew who Santa REALLY was-- me and daddy. My heart is broken. My little girl is almost grown. Where did my baby go?? To make matters worse, all Larry does lately is talk about when she was a baby this.... when she was a baby that...
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:42 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
....did any of y'all see the special, I think it was on CBS, hosted by a bearded Tom Hanks. It was about WWII, and the filmmakers who served in the war. However, I forgot the name of the darn special.
Without overlooking ANY of our Fine Veterans, it is apparent that if it were not for our WWII Veterans, I do not believe this fine country would be here now!
I have friends and relatives who were in the "Battle of the Bulge" and "D-Day", etc...and what the pictures showed on that special described what my friends have never been able to verbally describe to me. What these veterans encountered and experienced is truly indescribable!
Viewing all of the blood and guts did not effect me. Seeing the children(German, Japanese, or any nationality of children), now that effected me! How anybody could WILLINGLY and PURPOSELY harm a child is beyond my comprehension.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 11:34 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199
WWII always amazes me. My grandfather fought in it over in Germany. He always talked about the war, however did not start going into some detail until lately. I am convinced he had blocked out some of the things he had seen and now that he's older they are coming out. For example; no one ever knew that he had helped liberate a concentration camp, however he is a bit senile now and will talk about randomly about what he had seen as though he were there. Some people may say he's just imagining things, but I don't think it's possible to imagine THAT in detail. I could be wrong, but I don't think so.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 11:41 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52
Bruce and Mary,
I didn't see the special, but I know what you mean about WW2 vets. My dad is one. He never told us much about the war when we were growing up. Or maybe he did and I just didn't listen. I don't know. But now that he is getting older (he's 81 now), he seems to be more willing to talk about things like that. I do listen now because I know he won't be around much longer. I heard recently that WW2 vets are dying at a rate of 1,000 per day or something like that. In just a few years, there won't be any of them left. BTW, my mother's brother was killed at the Battle of the Bulge.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:07 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
I have ever seen is a scrapbook that one of my aunts put together. There were 9 children in the family. 4 boys and 5 girls. Most all of the boys were off at the war. Most of the girls were married and their husbands were off at the war. Those who were left, all lived in one house. One of my aunts husband was first MIA and then POW. She has a scrapbook that she has put together of all of the telegrams she received and memorable things from the time. It was very amazing to see and just to try to imagine how difficult it was not only for the GI's but for the people left at home. In this day and age we can know within hours of what happens to our troops, but not then. I can't imagine just sitting there wondering if the deliveryman would bring a telegram for me. What amazing strength that must have taken.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:28 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
I never met him; he died when Larry was a teenager. But, they tell me he went off to war with a full head of black hair and came back completely grey. They said it was because of the terrible things he saw while he was there. He was in the Navy.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:22 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
My father-in-law passed away in 1983, so I got to know him for about 9 years. He served in North Africa and in Italy and he saw a lot of action. By interviewing my mother-in-law we found out that she was first attracted to him because he was so clean-cut and he didn't smoke or drink and he was very religious. They were married on June 6, 1942 and she lived with her parents while he was gone. When he returned he smoke, drank and ridiculed not only his religion, but all religion. She never considered leaving him, she loves him still. He was a good man and I grew to love him very much. I wonder how different things might have been in their marriage if he hadn't gone to war though.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 2:17 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
I know you are not posting much lately, however I just wanted to tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you. Although we do not actually know each other, we all still in a way do know each other. I never like to see anyone hurting, especially someone whom I look up to as a friend. May God bless you and your family. If you ever need/want a friend to talk to, you have one in me: [email protected]
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:24 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199
The clacking sound of my keyboard echoing in the empty room started to get to me, and I think I got broadsided by a tumbleweed in my ghost town.
Just wanted to make sure everyone here knew that I never had ANY intention of trying to "steal" evryone over to my forum. A few emails have suggested this. My forum was made back in June or July when I offered it to Ralph, bandwidth and all, for free during one of his more trying times as admin over there. The forum software has many more features and a robust admin section. When all of the nonsense started up on the FF, I was appalled, because this place was always almost sacred. Fights would go on at Ralph's, but never here! We were like family! A few people expressed to me that they wished they had a place to resume that feeling... where conversational fires could easily be put out, but without a 2-3 day wait to have your post "approved." Since I had the forum sitting empty, I offered it up, but knowing that I really didn't have the time right now. So I had a few people offer their help and I accepted. Unfortunately, a few nasty posts trashing them, made them feel they were an anchor to their perception that I wanted a big forum. In reality, I didn't really care if it was just us three. I would have missed everybody else, but I wasn't prepared to dump friends because they got into a fight with somebody else.
What I wish, is that EVERYONE (yes, I mean everyone)would be welcome SOMEWHERE and that we all could go back to the warm feeling we all worked so hard to establish here on the old FF. I don't care where it is... hell... I'll give Beth Admin priveledges if she wants to use my software... she can run the place... if not, then I'll try to post here as often as I can, and try to keep up over at my place... but it seems a bit redundant...
Missed ya all...
By the way, if anyone is wondering, my physical therapy is going great! I spent two days toy shopping (All Day!), and I hope to be able to go back to work, at least limited hours, after the holidays. So in some areas, things are looking up!
Anyway... sorry for being so long winded, but it IS what I do best...
Here's to a full family reunion... even the red-headed step children from the crazy black-haired cousins that live in the attic... Because in the end, families and real friends don't cut you loose just because you pissed them off.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:47 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52
Um, I am not sure if I am aloud here because I was not invited through email, I got the address from a post in Chrissy's chat room. I do have information about Ralph's forum though. Since we were both running a forum through Voy forum services and I could not get into either I wrote a letter and was told that the Voy forum system was under repair and that is why people cannot always access the forums. I then wrote a strongly worded relpy wondering why forum admin were not contacted. Well at least I was not. So that is the mystery.
You have my email with my name and title so you can email me if I am not wanted here.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 11:29 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
Walton Interactive. Does anyone know anything about this forum? The webmaster, Alex, said that this forum is by invitation only and with all the problems in the past few months, it, like Ralph's, has become closely monitored.
Does anyone know anything about this other forum. I guess Alex is from Holland.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 7:26 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
I remembered that your daughters name was Lauren after I hit send. I like that name. I saw that you like Thomas Kinkade pictures the store I work at has gallarey of his works and we do a tremendous business. Last year we had such a good year we got to pick out a picture, I sure love it. I have mountain chapel.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 6:14 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
only a scant few moments after I posted. I lamented that she would give up so easily.
Tonight, I am reminded (not by a forum closure) that life is fleeting.
We arrive to great pleasure and hope.
What we make of it beyond that, belongs to no person except our self. It is up to you and me.
Throughout life's up's and down's, if you are happy, there is one reason. Your soul is sustained by your own core belief. In yourself, in your faith, in your family. With a firm foundation, it's truly difficult to be shaken off course. Your course may follow a different map than other's. That's OK, you aren't "others'", you are you, and how you choose to proceed is your choice.
Along the way, you will encounter those that try to distract, or persuade you that your way is not the right way. Ask them to, for one moment, stand in your shoe's. If they refuse, politely be on your way. If they accept the challenge, and still cannot see your point of view, perhaps their vision of life is too narrow.
To disagree, without justification, is to live without looking left or right. You'll stand right where you are, never to move forward. Never accepting other idea's. What a sad place to be, right there, right now, and forever more. Still, without knowledge of other's.
Open hearts breed open minds. How open? Whose to say...you may never agree with everything (no one will) but, if you don't agree with anything you will be forever in "that place". Nothing to know, nothing to see, nothing to attempt to understand. Sad, you will be.
I'll never agree with everyone, everytime. It is incumbent on me, however, to realize and understand the differences. I will forever retain the right to misunderstand and, be at a loss for word's. Furthermore, I'm no judge. If I were, I'd know exactly what to say everytime. I don't, I won't, never will.
I'm just a man. A man with a dog. A Walton's fan, a simple man.
I suppose I'll let this stand as my Holiday post. I don't know when I'll return....
Happy Holiday's....to all...
(Hope this wasn't too "preachy")
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 7:14 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
Looks like a lot of us have a lot on our minds tonite....
and I'm sure Chrissy was hurt; perhaps that's why she closed it down so abruptly. She has a lot on her plate right now and maybe she just can't deal with the negative aspects. Most people are busy with the holidays right now and are doing good to be able to post on one forum, much less three or four. Maybe after things settle down for Chrissy and everyone else she will set up shop again.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 7:48 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
Well, Drew, I saw your post at Chrissy's,too. I , too, had posted to Chrissy that she not give up so soon. It had only been a forum for a mere week. I told her to give it time, but I saw that she had gotten hurt by some people she had counted on(no names mentioned). I guess she really had hoped those 2 people could help her, but in the end, given more time, it would have been a great site. I thoiught it was already good. Chrissy, if you are lurking, please give it another chance. Things will get better!!Julie
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 8:57 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
But because of the actions of some of you who post here in this Forum, i had to resign. I felt it was better than having Chrissy and her Forum suffer on account of me. I thought i was doing the right thing.
And thats it!!!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 1:03 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
For those of you who stopped coming to Chrissy's Forum on account of me, can go back there and post in her Forum. I have resigned and will no longe be posting in that Forum or any other Forum. I also want to warn you all that though i have no intentions of posting, i will be lurking to make sure that my name does not get mentioned. I want this situation over and done with. Once i feel comfortable with the fact that all have forgotten me, i will leave completely.
I also ask that you give Chrissy a fair chance with her Forum. She didnt derserve to be treated this way on account of me.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 4:39 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
I was making dinner preparations while ago: brewing the tea, making the salad, wrapping the 'taters in foil, etc. and I found a radio station that is playing continuous Christmas music all the way through Christmas nite. All of the sudden I'm thinking snow, sleigh rides, caroling, rosy cheeks! Not much chance of snow here in Northwest Florida although it has happened. So call it faith, hope, Christmas spirit-- somehow I know everything is gonna be ok, no matter what else happens. I felt a little bit of kid come alive in me while ago and I don't want to let her go. I love you guys so much. My friends and "family". Merry Christmas.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 3:06 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
I love it when I feel the Christmas spirit! It's such a wonderful feeling. Glad that you found it. Too bad you won't have snow, although who knows, stranger things have happened. Perhaps go get some of that snow in a can?
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:27 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124
roost over here. They are both large, but I prefer "big-boned". Dano is a tuxedo and Sam is orange and white. I also replied down below to everyone's hellos, but I see the newest thread doesn't move to the top.
I just wanted to thanks everyone for their warm welcomes!
Take care and Good night.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 5:30 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
You can post a picture by uploading it to the internet and then using an html code to make it show up here. Most internet providers give users webspace through their server. So all I did was upload the picture to my account, then I used this code in my post here:
img src="the url of the pic"
All of that must be inside these: < >
I hope I haven't confused you too much.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 12:02 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
I sort of have a cat. My cat is 12 years old and when I moved out of my parents house a few years back was needless to say set in her ways. She's my cat, but she resides at mom and dad's. I think mom would have gone into a depression if she left anyway. She's a main coon. Very very shy.
I'm actually considering getting a cat this winter though. Very good apartment pets I hear. Since I live alone, it can be lonely to come home after work to nothing but the TV.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 7:59 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206
a bird or a small aquarium. I love to see the bubbles and watch the fish dart about. I used to have a couple of large aquariums but now I just have a ginger jar with a red Beta in it. He has blue tips on his fins and his name is Scarlet.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 10:36 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11
What's your favorite fragrance to give or get for Christmas?
I usually wear a honeysuckle scent. But I also like "Happy" by Clinique, Island Gardenia, Jungle Gardenia, Sand and Sable, and Chloe'. I got my hubby some Stetson Sierra for a stocking stuffer. It's supposed to smell like fresh green woods, citrus and sage. I tried the tester and I liked the way it smelled, so I bought it. Of course, that nite he could smell the fragrance on me and I had to come up with some lame excuse why I smelled like men's cologne! I fibbed and told him I had been trying ladies' perfumes out at the store. This is the wrong time of the year to be asking a lot of questions!!
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 12:46 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
Tuscany,by Estee Lauder,Acapella by Mary Kay,White Shoulders,and I like Sand and Sable also.It's hard to pick just one!
I got hubby a little stocking stuffer of Preferred Stock.And Polo is my favorite on him,yumm....
Karen,I know that particular thingy with the smelling like mens cologne at Christmas.I just say to mine"How do you like this?"he knows what is going on and learns to quit asking.Lol.Marry Christmas.Lisa
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 1:09 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
I don't know if Beth was trying to keep this secret or what, but I got this link thru a "freind". Beth, did you get the email I sent you a couple days ago? Anyway, I just want to say that "my part" in the arguments a few days ago is over. Even though I feel I did nothing wrong, I think there are a few of us who were involved, and Beth, I just want to say that I am sorry for my part, from now on, if someone starts a fight, I will do my best to stay clear. Again, I apologize if I offended you. So can anyone say what is going on at Ralph's? It has been down for 3 days now.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 12:28 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
Ralph emailed me on Friday and told me the forum would be down while they work on it. I had emailed him and asked him why so many of the messages had double-text. He said it would be down while they try to get that fixed. Here's what he wrote:
Hi Brenda...............the forum is currently off line for repairs for the
problem you pointed out.
So I guess we just have to keep watching for it to get back online.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 3:12 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
We put ours up last Sunday nite on the spur of the moment. Now if I could just make myself wrap the stuff I bought! I like hearing the Christmas music on the radio and hubby has to have hot chocolate to get in the Christmas spirit. He's having some now!
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 10:00 AM from IP address 184.108.40.206
The day after Thanksgiving!And we also have a 2nd tree for my little girl to enjoy(it's a cedar tree).Smells so good.
As you all probably know I am done with Christmas shopping!Now I am ready to make candy and yummies to eat!
You all are listening to some cool tunes.Might I recommend a Great one?.....Harry Connick Jr."When My Heart Finds Christmas"if you are a Harry fan like I am,you will enjoy.Lisa
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 11:40 AM from IP address 220.127.116.11
We made a huge mistake this year and sent my husband to buy the Christmas tree alone! He came home with some kind of spruce tree that is really nice because the needles don't stick or fall off easily -- BUT after the first couple of branches from the top there's a HUGE bare spot! We have teased him mercilessly, wondering if maybe he picked that one because the bare spot made for easy carrying or just wondering whatever possessed him to buy that tree! I told him the people at the tree lot were probably ecstatic to get rid of the ugliest tree in the first week. LOL
Well, my children and grandchildren did a marvelous job of decorating it and it looks wonderful! Thank goodness for really big ornaments!!!
Next year, purchasing the Christmas tree will return to it's proper place as a FAMILY tradition!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 8:13 AM from IP address 18.104.22.168
I put my tree up right after Thanksgiving. Luckily my sister gave me her artificial tree so I didn't have to buy one. I love decorating. I have all kinds of handmade ornaments people have given me since I was little. I especially love some of the ones that my grandparents had on their tree. Lately I've just been sitting there in the evening sipping a glass of Irish Creams (Tis the season!) looking at my tree remembering Christmas pasts. Every ornament on my tree has a story. I think that's what makes this time of year even more special.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 9:00 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124
Was talking with mom on the phone on Friday she said that her and dad got a smaller tree this year. I go over there on Saturday (luckily both my sister and I live w/in 10 miles of home) and mom and dad have an 11 foot Christmas Tree! How on earth it's smaller than years past is beyond me, but they think it is...
Also, funny story #2, Every year daddy has to tie the tree to the wall with twine. The cat (my affore mentioned precious thing) likes to try to climb it. One year she knocked over a 13 foot tree! What a mess. Although now that she's older it gets too cold for her to sleep outside at night and she loves to sleep underneath the tree. It's so cute!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 9:04 AM from IP address 126.96.36.199
We decided to go "cruisin'" in hubby's old 'Vette this morning. We went all of a sudden too- I had no makeup on and hadn't fixed my hair or anything. It was fun though. We went Christmas shopping this afternoon and went to Old Navy and bought some overalls for Lauren and went for chocolate ice cream and walked through the mall like a couple of teenagers. I got to look at some work by my favorite artist in the whole world, Thomas Kinkade. Then we went to a Christmas lighting display where there were over 2 million lights on display. We got to see an old friend who was clogging there. He is the only male in a clogging quartet. Then we ran into some more friends at Wally World. It was a fun day and nite. The sunset was incredible and the full moon was awesome. Then we came home and got in the hot tub. Now, I'm really relaxed. Boy, did I need this day!
Posted on Dec 9, 2000, 9:07 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
Pour me a glass of wine Karen,I'm on my way over...giggle..no really,I wish I had a hot tub!I have a garden tub in my master bath and I buy those bath fizzies to put in the water.Ahhh...Glad you had a fun day!You deserve it!
I went to the mall in Sherman.My parents live there.They took Katrina to ride the carousel horses and to get her special bag of candy.She loves doing that!And I enjoyed wrapping up my Christmas shopping.I even stopped at a garage sale on the way back to their house.What fun!
Posted on Dec 9, 2000, 9:17 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
Lisa, I did alot of my shopping at Bath and Body Works, I LOVE their stuff!! Matter of fact, I got my hubby to give me a 2 hour back massage with their new scent, it's called Gingerbread. Oh, its to die for. They have these new scents, called Homespun. I got some lotions(I bought about 10 different ones). Some of the other new ones are Sugar Cookie, Chocolate Fudge, Vanilla cookie. They smell excellent. Try them!! Julie
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 4:54 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
My aunt is a massage therapist and I don't even think her hands can handle 2 hours.Wow!He's a keeper.I don't really shop at Bath and Body Works much,just when I need my bath fizzies or my glycrine soap bars.I really prefer my Mary Kay lotions.But Sugar Cookie lotion?I will have to check that out when I am in the area.
I looked up some miniature horse breeders yesterday,on the internet.There are some smart and cute little horses outhtere to be had for a very smart price.I could not find one in the price range you were telling me about.Let me know on this.Thanks,Lisa.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 5:39 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
my hubby is a keeper!! He gives me back rubs daily, since I have Fybromyalgia, I have so much pain, that he helps me just to move. As far as the horses, there are tons of breeders in MN, but you are in TX. I also talked them down on the price. Also, mine are double registered, and the mom of one is the NATIONAL champion this year. So, they have excellent bloodlines. Should of seen them today, it is 60 degrees below zero(with the windsheild), and they wanted to run around outside!!! They were chasing each other's tails, they grab the others tail, and run, it's so funny!! If you are looking for a mini, just type in "Miniature horse breeders, Texas", and search. Then, go to each website, and email each site, asking if they have any horses under $1000. I did that, and I got alot of replies. Julie
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 5:52 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
My 18 year old daughter also has Fibromyalgia. She has found that hot tubs work wonders, and her doctor recommends them, but we can't afford one, and have no friends with one. A local hotel has one, and whenever we know someone who has a friend or family staying there, she goes out under their name and uses it. She loves it.
She goes to the chiropractor weekly for pain relief, and is on a double dose of Celebrex for pain, and Remeron to help her get the deep sleep. What do you use? How long have you had Fibro? Any tips for my daughter?
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 6:11 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
Hi again. Actually, you and I have corresponded via email on this before. Remember, I told you about Mary McDonough having it, etc... Massage helps greatly, hot showers, chiropractor is worse for me. I am on narcotics for pain, but only help about 30% of the pain. Yoga helps me, too. The first couple hours after waking is so hard, I usually start my day with a heating pad. Julie
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 6:16 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
That's right. Sorry, I spend time everyday searching Fibro sites trying to find help for my daughter, and whenever I see something mentioned, I just jump on it. I do remember you now. She has a new wrinkle now. Last week, I had to take her to the doctor twice in two days. She would stand up and her blood pressure would crash, and she would black out. They ran a bunch of tests and ruled everything else out. Said it was hypotension, and is part of the Fibro. I had never heard of this symptom, so of course hit the internet. Found that it is called Neurally Mediated Hypotension (NMH) and is very common with Fibro patients. Another thing she has to "live with"
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 6:41 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
Hi, it's funny you mention the new symptom. I was at my checkup, and I felt faint. I have actually fainted several times, but not at the doc's. So, they took my blood pressure standing, then sitting. It was much higher standing. I too was told nothing can be done.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 9:05 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
It must be pretty good. This was a fairly new store in the mall and it was packed. It must be the "in" place to shop! My niece gave Lauren some stuff from Old Navy last year that she had tired of and it was still in good condition. Lauren loves it when her cousin shares clothes with her because she thinks her cousin is "so cool."
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 10:05 AM from IP address 18.104.22.168
That's cute. I had soem cousins that I thought were pretty cool, too. My son is the "cool" one to the littel kids. He's 4 yrs older than the next oldest, and at 13, he seems so mature to the littel guys.
Billy's asking for "comfy sweaters" for Xmas, so maybe it's the place to check. Thanks for the hint.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 10:08 AM from IP address 22.214.171.124
Actually, I work at an Old Navy outlet and LOVE the clothes! Because mine is an outlet (and I get a discount), the clothes are a great price and great quality. I don't like some of the stuff that comes in the store, but I just bought this GREAT pair of charcoal-grey pants that are stretchy and they are soooooooooooooooo comfortable.
And if you don't know what to get the person - we have gift cards!
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 12:51 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199
My kids love Old Navy! I know one of my sons plans to give Old Navy gift certificates to all his siblings and I'm sure they'll be thrilled. I like to shop there because the stores are so organized and clean. I truly hate to shop and Old Navy makes it easy for me to get in, get what I want and get out!
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 2:24 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52
Is it just the store in Iowa City, or all Old Navy stores that play very LOUD teenage music? I've been in there a few times to get my daughter stuff, and you can't even talk to the clerks without yelling.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 4:18 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206
I couldn't believe how many employees they had working there and all with headsets so they could be in constant communication. Also-- the coed dressing rooms with a male attendant. That was weird. But what was great-- if you needed a different size, you just throw the clothes over the top of the door and he had someone go and get it for you.
Posted on Dec 11, 2000, 7:10 PM from IP address 220.127.116.11
Good to be back.I am Soooooo done with my Christmas shopping!Can you believe it??Good feeling!
Any one here ever heard of Liberty Orchards Candies?They are so yummy.Walmart now carries them.I bought a box for "Me"for Cristmas munchies..Later all.Lisa.
Posted on Dec 9, 2000, 8:45 PM from IP address 18.104.22.168
I'm done with shopping except for maybe a stocking stuffer or two. Now I just have to wrap it all. Plus, we have decided to go to my mom's in Alabama on Christmas Eve so we will have to take everything under our tree and pack it up in the car and take it there. It will be major chaos with three of my brothers and their families there also. Plus, I will get to hold my great niece for the very first time. She was born October 2nd.
Posted on Dec 9, 2000, 8:59 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124
and you know I will kiss that baby. I hope I don't get any "ideas" while holding her. I always wanted another baby but hubby is too old now for me to lay that on him. I guess we don't always get what we want.
Posted on Dec 10, 2000, 12:53 PM from IP address 126.96.36.199