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By NCcharmer on Oct 28, 2012 at 2:14 PM

What a nice thing to say! You are one of those perfect people that I look up to so much. One I could never be but I know one when I see one.

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By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 9:42 PM

NOBODY has come back after being down 3-0 in the series. The Giants are just playing great ball in every phase of the game. Starting pitching, relief pitching, defense, and everybody in the lineup is finding a way to contribute. It was our guys in the bottom of the order who did the scoring tonight. Have you tried watching golf? I find that's a great one to go to sleep to... Frost on Tuesday, eh? That's certainly chilly. Will you and Millie still be headed out for fresh air or does Millie not like the cold? Maybe the change in weather will cause Millie to be more inclined to curl up on the sofa with you...wouldn't that be nice?

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By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Actually, I was living in Mt. View when Loma Prieta hit in 89. That's about a third of the way from San Jose to San Francisco. Your memory is sorta correct about the bridge collapse. There was one fifty foot section of the Bay Bridge that separated and one edge fell to the deck below. Out in Oakland a 1.25 mile section of the Cypress Freeway collapsed. It was an elevated freeway with traffic going in opposite directions on two different levels. 41 people died there but it would have been far worse if it hadn't been for the World Series. Everyone took off from work early to get home for the game since it was the As and the Giants. If that had happened with usual traffic flows there would have been hundreds killed. I've been through lots of earthquakes as I've lived here all my life but that's the only major one. We get 5.5s and 6.0s from time to time but Loma Prieta was a 6.9. A 6.9 is then times worse than a 5.9. We really don't have to deal with tornadoes or hurricanes. We get the occasional funnel cloud that touches down but it's always very minor. It sounds like you're definitely getting a cool down there. It's tough to stick with a tank top when it doesn't hit 60. I did watch Paula. She's always fun. I noticed something interesting though. Jay normally acts like a goof when doing a cooking segment but since they were cooking italian he actually let some of his cooking chops show. He's purportedly a very good cook. The Giants are making this way too exciting. In the world series they use the DH when playing in an American League Park. There is no DH when playing in a National League Park. Since the National League won the All Star game this year, the NL get home field advantage in the series.

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By beckysdad on Oct 27, 2012 at 6:54 PM

snerk...I love the fact that at 7:30 pm EDT you have to make a point of saying that you're up...Did you get your sleep squared away? Are you still quite sore today? I've been watching the game but am multi-tasking and am just now getting around to returning messages. The current thinking on the safest place in an earthquake is under something very strong, like a desk. The though is that the risk of falling debris and the structure itself is the greatest risk. A doorway was once considered the strongest but a very solid desk would be even better. That first earthquake can be very disorienting. I'm glad it wasn't worse for you.

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By beckysdad on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Thanks for the heads up. I record Jay every night but don't always watch. It depends on the guest. I often watch the monologue and call it good.

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By Sylviag on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Ahh, gotcha :) Maybe it is a genetic thing.

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By beckysdad on Oct 26, 2012 at 9:16 PM

So at the time of the quake I was working a 6-2:30 shift as a stockbroker. I was living with a gal that grew up in Alaska. We had an apartment on the second floor of a building less than 25 miles from the epicenter. I'd settled into my recliner and was trying to decide if I was going to watch the game or take a nap and wake up for the later inning. About a dozen feet away was my entertainment unit which held my stereo and the TV. My girlfriend had put a large rack of reindeer antlers she'd kept from childhood on top of the entertainment unit. When I installed the entertainment unit I thought about securing it to the wall but didn't bother. Anyway...I'm there in the recliner and all of a sudden there was a jolt and the power went out. Everything started shaking. It took a few seconds for me to realize that this wasn't and earthquake...it was an EARTHQUAKE. I saw the entertainment unit swaying back and forth and completely forgot about the suggestions of getting in a doorway(since changed) and ran over and held my entertainment unit against the wall to keep it from falling over. After the shaking stopped I went outside to check on my neighbors. Everyone was fine. As I walked back into the apartment I looked over at the entertainment unit and saw the huge reindeer antlers up there and had a quick vision of the morning headlines:Man Gored During Massive Quake. Sigh...we lost some potted plants and plenty of things fell off shelves and counters but there was no real damage at our place. Why am I not surprised that alcohol played a significant role in the story of that accident. Loading that many kids into the back end of a truck just ain't smart! I can totally understand you sort of slipping into shock rolling up on that accident. Seeing your kid hurt like that would freak anyone out. I am going to do another quick trip to Yosemite on Monday. I'm driving my folks this time. They haven't been in two or three years and absolutely love the place. They can't drive themselves anymore. They'll be closing some of the upper elevation roads around there soon and so I wanted to get them there before things shut down. It will be a long day but it will be fun. The other challenge is the Niners have the Monday night game and game five (if necessary) is that night too. My DVR will be working overtime. I'll probably have the Series on in the car if we're still on the road then. I suspect we will be.

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By Sylviag on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Well I wouldn't mind if the hair on my legs would stop growing :) Definitely at the very beginning stages so should have no problems as long as I do the eyedrops. MIL getting better. I brought her pics of Mango today and she was so happy to see him in his new home looking very muh at home.

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:43 PM

http://cheezburger.com/6692557056 This is Amy lou Smith Caffe Curry, I rescued her about four years ago, she had been bit in the face by something, most likely a dog. I named her Amy Lou after two people in my vet's office and three more added their last names to hers. She tested positive for the heartworm antibodie , I have to give her Revolution every month. I hope she is not being affected by that. Glad you got a laugh out of the lol. Y.O.M. i am gettiiiing sleeeeeepppie

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By jennybookseller on Oct 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Thank you for that sweet lol, V! Gromit had been failing for some time. We'd had him to the vet and he'd bought him a few months, but his time now had come. He had a great, kittenish life and only slowed down this year. He was one of those fellows who found it very easy to love everyone: man, cat or dog. And everyone loved him in return. Thanks for caring!

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 7:25 PM

http://cheezburger.com/6709184768

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Yes I did fav yours and I liked it. I had to give Ollie his insulin shot about the same time I saw it, fed him, gave the shot then went back and fav'd it. Amy Lou Smith Caffe Curry is not feeling well, I don't know what is wrong but she seems depressed. Y.O.M.

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I don't like political lol's when naming the ones running or the parties they belong to, I do not think they are funny but to each his own. I try to make mine general and funny. I hope everyone is going to be ok in the storm and all we can do is pray. What kind of wraps do you use for the bad boy Arthur? He is about the only thing that causes me any pain. Lubs and hugs Y.O.M.

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:20 PM

http://cheezburger.com/6709028864 where is your next plan? hee hee

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I see you fav'd plan #3 before I could send it to you.

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By beckysdad on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Twelve kids in the back of a small pick-up?!?!? Throw in a kid with a three day old license and gosh, what could go wrong? K was pretty lucky to get out of that one at all I'm guessing. A fractured skull is no joke! How bad were the other kids hurt? How distracted was your girlfriend to not realize there was a T in the road?!?! That poor corn! Okay, I had to look up the backwards K. That's the notation used when the batter is caught looking at a third strike. You helped me learn something!! I always enjoy learning something new. Sandy sounds like it really has the potential to be nasty. I hope they're getting the forecast wrong. It may be a regional thing. You appreciate the warning that comes with tornadoes or hurricanes. I would just view that as a longer time to worry about it. With an earthquake, by the time you think to be scared it's generally over. Unless it's a really, really bad one and then you may just wind up dead so there's nothing more to worry about. Did I tell you my 1989 World Series Earthquake story? I hope your soreness goes away soon. Hey you kids!! Get off of my leaves!!!

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By Sylviag on Oct 26, 2012 at 5:49 PM

A beautiful memorial for Gromit my frend. I wish we could keep our loved animal companions forever but that is not the way of things so we must grieve for them and comfort our friends on their loss. Huz

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By JeffCatsBookClub on Oct 26, 2012 at 1:15 PM

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Don't look like any break taking any time soon, going to have to prepare for the heavy rain and high wind that is in the forecast. Are you supposed to get any of it? It is supposed to be really bad in some places. I am having a glass cut and replace it in a window today, my Grandson accidentally broke it. I built a small shed to store some junk in and it will probably blow away because I am a poor carpenter.. I am worried about the ferals at the river and hope the shelter don't blow away or flood out. I don't take any type pain medication for anything, If it hurts bad enough I might reconsider. I refused pain meds after gall bladder surgery an breast surgery (benign) I crushed my wrist years ago and I sure took some when that happened. Love ya Georgette, Y.O.M

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By momofzoo on Oct 26, 2012 at 6:44 AM

Thanks so much! I appreciate all the good thoughts. Thanks for the hug. I am feeling less overwhelmed than I was with her. She is one of those that gets really agitated when she is manic. Everything makes her mad. She has been good this last week and even, gasp, shock helpful.

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