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Sven
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25 posted 11-14-2000 08:37 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Well. . . good grief. . .  

I think that WhtDove's suggestion is excellent. . .but Dove, we'd have to get deVine here. . . that would mean that she'd have to get off of the plane. . . hmmmmmmmm. . .

How about a Web Broadcast of the competition??

(see, there's always a way around these things. . . )

Or, we could just drag you all out here and pelt you with snow!!  LOL  

I like that idea!!!!!

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26 posted 11-14-2000 09:18 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Ron - Don't worry... I'll send you a Cape.. to drape over Colon to protect you from the snow... a Cape SCrod... that's a fish... um... no never mind.. You'd probably just think it was a pet....
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27 posted 11-14-2000 09:50 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
Well Ron we could always come build one outside your living room window…


And take down all the tropical island posters covering them? I don't thiiiinnnk so. This boy is hunkered down and is gonna stay hunkered. Call me around March…
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Ok Ron..I have the solution! I called Lansing 'Lectric and ordered 12 huge spotlights. They will be positioned around your house and will be set on a timer switch. On at 7 a.m. off at 6 p.m. If you prefer to work nights, they can be turned on at 7 p.m. and off at 6 a.m. They are hot enough to melt any errant snowflakes and bright enough to simulate a tropical climate. (as long as you stay within 10 feet of your house!)

Get your suntan lotion out!  
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29 posted 11-15-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

I had to come in and share a "mommy moment"...LOL...it snowed enough here today to cover the ground...my 4 year old went out and played till it melted and is currently fast asleep WITH his snow boots on so that he is ready in the morning..."cuz the weather man said...more snow is coming"... Don't ya just love those little rugrats  
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30 posted 11-15-2000 01:02 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN

~sulk~
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31 posted 11-15-2000 10:16 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Tropical Island posters eh?  Sure that's all there is covering those windows? Sure there's no tropical island girls covering those windows too?    One just kind of goes with the other.

Maybe I should try that, have any extra ones?
The island thing, not the girl thing.  
It might help keep it warmer in here too!

You're seriously not going anywhere are ya?
You actually have enough stock piled, not to go out of your house til March? Gonna eat powdered milk on your cereal? ewww...or scrambled eggs with no milk?


Butterflies that is so sweet! That is a mommy moment. LOL    They get so excited over the small stuff, it's great!!      
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32 posted 11-15-2000 04:25 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

The posters do not include tropical girls, Rebecca. I have high hopes they may attract a few, however. Of course, I also have high hopes those dozen spot lights will arrive from Lansing soon, too.

And, yes, I have stockpiled a LOT of food. The kitchen is plumb full, and I've moved a lot of books off the shelves to make room for canned goods. Two years ago, my last winter in Michigan, I was snowed in for three days and darn near starved (I ate almost exclusively in restaurants back then and kept NO groceries in the house). Ain't gonna happen again. Milk isn't a problem for me, as I am very careful to never drink anything without copious amount of caffeine in it, and I eat neither cereal nor scrambled eggs. My biggest concern is bread. Half a case of tuna fish is probably going to take a lot more bread than will easily fit in the freezer. I'm considering getting some muffins during our next heat wave -if McDonald's can make sandwiches from them, it should work for me, too.
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33 posted 11-15-2000 04:39 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Ron consider tortilla shells instead of some of the bread. They take up less space and they're just as good. You can bake em, fry em, heat em, eat em plain, and they won't get freezer burn like bread will.  

As for eggs, well those give me heart burn, so I'm with ya there...and they contain absolutely NO caffeine!!

Haven't eatin a tuna sandwich in a while though, but love em with mayo and onion.  

Well, if you end up running out, let us know, we'll air lift it in! LOL
We wouldn't want you starvin' now.
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34 posted 11-15-2000 06:44 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

You can buy frozen bread dough... Just pull it out, let it thaw... it rises... you bake it... et voila!!  fresh loaves of bread all through the winter..

...a tip from the "No-Cookin' Queen"..
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35 posted 11-15-2000 07:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

I wish Dovey, I love the snow but alas it's just cold and wet here about 1.5 degrees...ice forming on the cars around 7pm, mist in the morning is erethal and sunsets beyond imagination....who wouldn't love the seasons.. I long for that crisp feel of snow or ice underfoot, but currently we have hazzardous leaves causing horrendous conditions on hills that are in shadow..

slip sliding away

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36 posted 11-15-2000 07:16 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

LOL. Actually, Nan, I bought a 3-pack of frozen bread a few months ago and still have one left in the freezer. Food that requires substantial pre-planning doesn't work well for me. The first loaf, I tried to "push" into rising - and it didn't. That puppy was hard enough to be a fairly effective weapon. So, I figured I'd give the second plenty of time to rise on its own. Do you have any idea how high bread can raise in 36 hours? I put it on the lowest rack in the oven and it still brushed against the top heating coils. Burnt to a crisp.

I'm saving that third one until I grow up.  

Oh, and Rebecca, the tortillas sound like an excellent idea. I'm a little concerned how tuna will taste with salsa, but I'm willing to give it a try.
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37 posted 11-15-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

LOL Ron! Salsa on Tuna? Ewww!  

I don't think I'd put salsa on it, you don't have to use salsa everytime you use a tortilla. LOL

But hey, be adventurous! You can lightly cook them in olive oil, or just oil.
You can melt cheese on them and bake em.
Make a sandwich out of em. They're as versatile as you are.

If you have chicken cube it up, cook it, get a can of cheddar cheese soup, mix in some salsa, heat...put on tortilla and moisten edge of it, fold in half and bake it 425* for about 5 minutes. YUM  

[This message has been edited by WhtDove (edited 11-15-2000).]
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38 posted 11-15-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Becky, anything that requires cooking is probably out of the question....  

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (edited 11-15-2000).]
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Or you can stock up on crackers and cheese in squirt cans and you're set for the winter!  
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40 posted 11-16-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I'd prefer not to have anything that has the 'squirts.'  
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41 posted 11-16-2000 12:56 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

For the record on the snow thing... I'm not just *guessing* I don't like it - I did extensive research on the subject - First living in Woodland Park Colorado, which is about three miles south of the North Pole in January, and then later in Great Lakes, Illinios which is about three miles NORTH of the North Pole in January. Colorado was bad enough, but after a winter which included temperatures 52 degrees BELOW zero, where the snow pretended to be ice while it buried the car you couldn't start anyway - I determined that snow was fun to visit, but not the most fun to live in!

As for the food - I'm a gourmet personally - Every day I'm making a whole new dish - My favorite recently is the Swedish Meatballs by Marie Callendars. Five minutes in the microwave, and Voilla! (Another side benefit of TV Dinners and the like, is that they come in neatly stackable boxes which fit in the freezer quite nicely!)  

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ok Elizabeth Cor said everything I could possibly say about Colorado!! damn I love it here!! And Christopher, for your information, Woodland Park is about 2 and a half miles from the North Pole in January. I live in north metro denver, but hey, I make my weeklong visits to the mountains as much as possible. Go stay in a cabin, go snowboarding, snomobiling and everything! I was definitely daddys little girl as mommy hated anywhere that she couldn't take the  blasted blow dryer. I just don't like driving in the snow a whole lot. Last winter after I first got my license, some guy slid across federal and hit me head on, rolled both our cars and landed me in a ditch and the hospital for a day or two. But other than that I LOVE the fluffy white stuff!!! It's great, and Ron, I'm coming to get you!! Lock the doors, cuz I'm draggin you outta the living room and white washing you. Then I'm bringin Christopher and the rest of the gang and it's gonna be a BIG dOgPiLe on RON!!!!!! woohoo...put your snow suit on I'm leaving in twenty minutes...


*Being an angel doesn't mean having a halo or wings, it means doing the right thing and wanting to make a difference*


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43 posted 11-17-2000 02:04 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

SNOW!?!?!

I thought God was shaking his head to get all the dandruff out.

WHtdove~Snow all week in Chicago??? You have to be joking. We dont even have an inch, at least not yet. And its so brrr out here.


~*Love is sometimes like a rose. Beautiful in the beginning but dies in the end.*~

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44 posted 11-17-2000 10:25 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Erin where are you at?  That's what they called for on the news. Said wintery conditions this week. We have gotten snow, but not amounting to much. The most part of it didn't stick. We did however get some that stuck last night, but I don't suspect it will stay around long. It was more like a scad dusting than anything.

Yep, we're heading into a deep freeze out here too..LOL  It's cold!!
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45 posted 11-17-2000 12:33 PM       View Profile for Lakewalker   Email Lakewalker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lakewalker

Cold and comfortable here, gotta love Michigan's lake effect snow   And Ron, wouldn't those lights  mean an electric company would have to do work?  ...don't think it's gonna happen

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46 posted 11-17-2000 01:07 PM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

Whtdove~I am in Chicago right by Midway Airport if you know where that is. I remember you saying that you lived in IL before but I dont recall where. And the snow we have had is just melting once it hits the ground. But it is so windy out I think that I might blow away with the wind one of these days.

~*Love is sometimes like a rose. Beautiful in the beginning but dies in the end.*~
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47 posted 11-17-2000 01:13 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Ironic note of interest: Though Chicago is noted as being the "Windy City," the naming had nothing to do with the wind, meteorologically speaking. Rather, it was thus dubbed due to the, at the time, unusual amount of politicians blowing... hot air.

C
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48 posted 11-17-2000 04:21 PM       View Profile for Jannel   Email Jannel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jannel


As a college student who has to walk everywhere, I protest! Indiana winters are darn chilly, and the other day, we had mini-ice balls and heavy winds.Real timy, but it hurt! But, I must concede, it makes me appreciate my warm scarf and my hot chocolate. mmmmmmmm.....the best feeling in the world is when you can be outside in the super cold and be bundled up and stay all warm and cozy.

(Note to Christopher: Marie Callendars makes good ChiliMac, too, and they're so cheap!)
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49 posted 11-17-2000 06:06 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

RON! Get a bread maker! Who wants frozen dough??? All you need is bread mix (if you're lazy) and a cup of water. I make three loaves each week! It's FABULOUS.

StarPryncess! AMEN!

SpitFire, Severn, & Erin, if you send me your address, I'll send you a freezer and a whole drift.  

Jann Elizabeth, honey I walk/bike 2 miles & ˝ every day to work… no complaining!    

HEY NAN!
SHARON!
WHTDOVE!
DOPEY_DOPE!
~pummels the group with snowballs~

As for the rest of you snow-haters, if this doesn't inspire you, yer brain's not on:
(taken atop the flatirons last week)



~digs up a shovel full of snow and dumps it on Ron & Rock~ ~runs away giggling~

~ Beth in Boots




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