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February 2, 2017 - What's the best prank you've ever pulled on someone?

It was on April 1, 2000; I waited until twenty minutes before I was supposed to be at work and called. Heidi, the receptionist, answered. I told her that someone had broken into the house and stolen every piece of clothing I owned, even the dirty stuff. I was calling in naked. She was incensed and hung up on me before I could finish.

When I walked in the building, I could hear her ranting and railing about how I just didn't want to work that day and made up a ridiculous story. She was still furious. As I passed her on the way to my office, I said, "Good morning... oh, and April Fool's!"

Everyone else laughed and Heidi didn't speak to me the rest of the day.
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January 26, 2017 -- Something You Heard A Friend Say

Today at work, I heard one coworker tell another that she was really excited to see Fifty Shades Darker.

The second woman seemed a little perplexed and asked, "Hmm, have you read the books?"

The first woman replied that she'd read them all but, "I didn't read them for the sexy stuff, I loved the whole romance, and how they built their relationship..."

My tongue managed to slip its restraints and said, "Yeah, and most men read Playboy for the articles."

We all laughed and then later, the second woman came to my desk and said, "I wonder if she knows about all the really good stuff that's available online. Those Fifty Shades books are like something a high school girl would write..."
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January 25, 2017 -- Ice Cream

My favorite ice cream is Baskin Robbins Jamoca Almond Fudge, I've loved it since the first time I tasted it in 1970.

It is premium ice cream, wonderfully creamy, with a subtle coffee flavor. The fudge ribbons are nice and thick to intensify the milk chocolate flavor. The almonds have been roasted, they're crunchy and delightful.

If you haven't tried it, you should!

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January 17, 2017 The Social Network

Do you feel like you "get" social media or do you just use it because that's where all your friends and family are?

Get doesn't really begin to describe my feelings toward social media. I'm still astonished by it daily.

In the Book of Genesis, it speaks of The Tower of Babel -- a united humanity of the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, came to the land of Shinar. There they agreed to build a city and a tower "tall enough to reach heaven"; seeing this, God, viewing such behavior as rude and disrespectful, confounded their speech so that they could no longer understand each other and scattered them around the world.

The internet and social media has created a united humanity once more, we've become a true global community. If something happens in Africa, the rest of the world knows about it within minutes. In the case of a disaster or tragedy, people are organizing volunteers and raising funds within the hour.

I believe that as long as we continue to love one another, serve one another, feed the hungry, help the poor, God won't find us rude and disrespectful. Instead, He will bless us. :-) :-)
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January 16, 2017 If you came to visit me we would:

Go to Leong's for Cashew Chicken. Ettie tells the story much better than I could.

How David Leong Invented Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken

Go to the original and largest Bass Pro Shop and Wonders of Wildlife Museum

Bass Pro
Wonders of Wild Life
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January 15, 2017 Place of birth:

Springfield, Missouri

The area where I was raised is North Springfield, or as I prefer to call it, Moon City; it was built and developed by Frisco Railways in 1881 for employees and their families. In 1887, North Springfield and Springfield voted to unite under the name Springfield. My grandfather, my father, four of my uncles and several cousins worked for Frisco until they merged with Burlington, and the majority of jobs moved to Nebraska.

Jefferson Avenue Footbridge is a historic Footbridge built in 1902, measures 562-foot (171 m) long, and allows pedestrians to cross 13 sets of railroad tracks. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

Recognized by convention as the "Birthplace of US Route 66", it was in Springfield on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway.

During the 1950s, Springfield ranked third in the U.S. for originating network television programs behind New York and Hollywood. Four nationally-broadcast television series originated from the city between 1955 and 1961: Ozark Jubilee and its spin-off, Five Star Jubilee; Talent Varieties; and The Eddy Arnold Show. All were carried live by ABC except for Five Star Jubilee on NBC; and were produced by Springfield's Crossroads TV Productions owned by Ralph D. Foster. Many of the biggest names in country music frequently visited or lived in Springfield at the time. City officials estimated the programs meant about 2,000 weekly visitors and over $1,000,000 in fresh income.

Some of our more notable citizens are Bob Barker, Brad Pitt and Kathleen Turner.
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January 12, 2017 - The Writing Room - A djinn granted your wish to build your perfect space for reading and writing. What's it like?

This... I can't even

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January 11, 2017 – Call Me Ishmael: Use the first line of your favorite book as the first line of your post.

“Almost everyone thought the man and the boy were father and son.”

It’s no secret that I’ve been a Stephen King fangirl since 1973. Carrie was the first book I read, but ‘Salem’s Lot got me hook, line, and sinker.

Though his stories are often fantastical, King writes people better than most. His characters are people we know, sometimes, they’re us. Their interactions and relationships, and most especially, reactions to the events unfolding.

Jeffrey Deaver said: “singlehandedly made popular fiction grow up. While there were many good best-selling writers before him, King, more than anybody since John D. MacDonald, brought reality to genre novels. He’s often remarked that 'Salem's Lot was 'Peyton Place meets Dracula,' and so it was. The rich characterization, the careful and caring social eye, the interplay of the story line and character development announced that writers could take worn themes such as vampirism and make them fresh again.”

So, yeah. Ben Mears takes responsibility of Mark Petrie after they escape, then a year later, they return to finish what they started…


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