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By beckysdad on Oct 30, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Barney Stinson is the character that "Doogie Howser" plays. If his character weren't a total caricature I might share your view but since it's so over the top I find I really like it. There's no attempt to glamorize that type of person. It totally pokes fun at it. Neil Patrick Harris is a very talented guy and does a great job portraying Barney. The guy that meets the mother is the Ted Mosby character. We're still searching for his wife to be. Ah, so Millie's playthings got taken away by the gardener. That would certainly make the world less visually stimulating for her. Although with winds like that all kinds of stuff could be blowing around. Still it's nothing like they're experiencing in the NorthEast. I hope they can get power back to everyone soon. I do suspect that Dad has early stages of Alzheimer's. His mom had it and it really devastated him to watch her go through it. Obviously he doesn't like the idea that that's in his future. It's hell to outlive your brain. We'll see what happens with this next batch of doctor appointments and maybe the memory clinic can do some real good. Yes, that is in fact me in that picture...well, five years ago me. Betsy and I were chatting today and she mentioned an interest in climbers on Half Dome. It occurred to me that a comix about hiking to the top of Half Dome would be kind of fun. Getting to the top is an accomplishment and I had no problem sharing that I'd done it twice. Adding the picture with my niece seemed appropriate and it's the only picture I have of me up there. So enjoy it and don't look for a repeat cause it ain't happening.

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By Back4More on Oct 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

How are you? Has "Sandy" done damage to your home?

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By violetD on Oct 30, 2012 at 1:17 PM

OH YAY I see you are on line!!! How did you and yours fare in the superstorm? I'm SO happy to see you on!!! YAY AGAIN!!! It was a tossy turny night wondrin' bout y'all and keeping eyes on the news. I'm very thankful my peeps are turning up alive!!

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By beckysdad on Oct 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM

It's tough to shut down or temper those protective momma instincts, even if you're inclined to try, which I suspect you're not. Boy, it's unfortunate your mom had the viewpoint that she did. It seems like your world could have been a whole lot bigger a whole lot sooner if she'd been more open-minded. You did fine making your world bigger once you got to call the shots, though. There aren't too many pictures to upload. I'll post a few before long. Becky didn't get to go swimming. Now that I know the rules, I'm not inclined to break them. Poor Becky gets up there and can sense all that water and just wants to go, go, go. I took a few pics of the folks yesterday but didn't have them take their sunglasses off so they look more like the travel shots that they are rather than portraits. The doctor appointment went well enough. We're going to do some testing to rule out other causes of the memory and confusion things that have been coming up for Dad. Ultimately we're going to get a referral to their "memory clinic". Evidently they have a decent program to potentially diagnose Alzheimers and plenty of therapies to assist in adapting day to day lives to function better and try to stave off more deterioration. That will be a future appointment. Ah, the heater kicking in...yet another sign of the changing season. I still haven't turned mine on as yet but the time will come. We even might get some more rain on Thursday. I do like Mike and Molly. It certainly has it's good moments. I'd have to say the Big Bang Theory is my favorite, though How I Met Your Mother is good too. Did you venture outside? How was it?

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By AngelAndz on Oct 30, 2012 at 5:22 AM

Learnin haow to touch your toes ;) http://cheezburger.com/6671265024 Hugz Andie

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By beckysdad on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM

I am home and have been for a while. I've been editing photos. I'm off to bed soon and have doctor appointments with the folks in the morning so it will probably tomorrow afternoon before you see much out of me. I'm sure that J will be fine even if his nerves get rattled a bit. I know that has to be tough on you. So you have singing talent, eh? That's not something I was blessed with. I'll bet that was fun to do those competitions...particularly when you have success. Poor Millie...it doesn't sound like she enjoyed the outing nearly as much as when it's warmer and the air is more still. I'm off to bed. I hope you got to sleep without trouble.

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 29, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Everything is going well here, still raining and some wind gusts. I hope your son is going to be ok, is he at his home? I know you are bound to be worried half crazy with him that far away and in that storm. Try to be calm, Y.O.M.

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By beckysdad on Oct 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Back home nice and safe...well as far as the folks place. I'll head home the rest of the way after cooking up some dinner here for the folks. We had a good time. Did you stay on the mattress all day feeling warm and comfy?

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 29, 2012 at 10:04 AM

The cake was for NCcharmer..oh my, I wonder who I sent Bubs and Boz to? Looks like we are going to keep all six of the kittens and take care of them together. I don't think anyone wants them anyway. When I answer your last email it will be a long one because I have a lot to tell and ask you. My hand is still hurting and swollen, I am putting silver on it and taking it by mouth also, hopefully that will prevent a Doctor visit. If I have to I will lance it and apply silver salve, anything is better than the Doctor. Are you still getting rain? It is raining and windy here, I have to go to the river in it and check on and feed the ferals. Lubs you, Y.O.M.

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By Back4More on Oct 29, 2012 at 5:31 AM

My mom's improving, thanks for asking.

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By elizabuff on Oct 29, 2012 at 4:23 AM

I'll let him know!! Thanks :)

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 28, 2012 at 10:40 PM

http://cheezburger.com/6715256320 Here is Boz with my sister's husband holding him up. He is the one I wanted you to have...done fell in love, can't give him up. Just look at that bob tail and long legs, looks like a rabbit :D Lubs, Y.O.M.

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By TENDERHEART2002 on Oct 28, 2012 at 9:39 PM

THANKS!! I WILL. ME AND KALIE ARE WARM AND SAFE. I AM HOPING IT DOESNT GET TO BAD HERE. WE ARE ALSO GETTING HIT FROM THE WEST TO. WITH THAT LINE OF STORMS. WE ARE ALL SNUGGLED IN AND IF I NEED TO I CAN GO TO A FRIENDS HOUSE OR TO MY BROTHERS. THANKS FOR YOUR PRAYERS. TENDER HUGS!!!!

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By TENDERHEART2002 on Oct 28, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I HOPZ YOO IS GONNA BE OK THRU SANDYS WRATH.

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By TENDERHEART2002 on Oct 28, 2012 at 9:18 PM

HIA VENUS, I SEE YOU IS IN GA. I AM IN NORTH EAST OHIO. WE ARE GONNA GET HIT WITH SOME OF SANDY'S WRATH. I AM PRAYING FOR ALL THOSE ON THE EATSCOAST WHERE THEY ARE GETTING HIT HARD. THNX FUR FAVORING MEH SANDY LOL. HAS A GOOD NIGHT

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By luvmy8catz on Oct 28, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Glad to see you are on, at least I know you are ok. We haven't had anything much yet, just a little rain and some wind gusts. My thoughts and prayers are with you to stay ok. My sister made some pics of the three last kittens Greta, Boz, and Resalynn, they are really growing. I hit my right hand with clippers I cut bushes with this evening and my knuckle is swollen and cut right where old Arthur resides, makes it hard to type. Take care in this storm. Luv, Y.O.M

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By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Break out the brooms!!! If you're a Giants fan it was great fun. For the poor Tiger fans they can at least take solace in a strong effort tonight. People are shooting off fireworks around here...Miss Becky is not amused.We'll wait a bit for it to calm down before we head out one last time tonight and then I can start drooling on my pillow. Have fun tomorrow...stay warm.

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By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM

BLOCKBUSTER!!! He comes through with a clutch rbi. Now for Romo to work his magic.

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By buyerbware on Oct 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM

This is MollyB's latest, and in the competition in which she entered it, youtube "likes" for it will be counted. Please give her a thumbs-up. Thanks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knbiSoN6HWo&feature=plcp

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By beckysdad on Oct 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Okay, losing power with lots of snow on the ground is not a fun thing. I never think about that out here in the land of sunshine. I just talked to the folks and started the conversation by asking if they still wanted to go...duh! My camera bag is all packed up and all my lenses and filters are cleaned. I'll make sammies and drink a cup of coffee before I take a quick shower in the morning. I'll load Becky up in the car and we'll stop by our favorite piddle spot and walk for a bit before we go grab the folks. It should be a fun day. Okay, that's it. The Tigers should have to forfeit the game just because of their national anthem and God Bless America selections. I'm not usually one to speak ill of any of our military personnel but that just stunk!

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