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post #31 of 51
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LOVE Powell's! Have seen several authors there. Sherman Alexie was the most recent.

The zoo has $2 admission on the second Tuesday of each month. Of course, every child in the metro area will be there as well!

Elephant ears are large fried thin sweet crispy things. Most people like sugar but I've seen others use jam. They are messy and way too big for one person. Saturday Market has them each weekend

I agree about the umbrella. Each time I buy one, I end up leaving it on the bus so why bother? We don't usually get the huge downpours some places get.

Hadn't heard of Jim and Patty's - thanks!

Thanks for being a good sport
In the Washington County libraries, we have Cultural passes... I'd hope that Multnomah has them as well... so you check out the pass for one day (must be turned in before opening the next day) and can get in to one of the places that library has passes for. OUr library has Children's Museum, the Zoo, a three others... I can't remember them all... as I'm not the one who takes reservations and deals with them all the time... but those two are THE most popular... you don't pay... so someone can take their kids free... any day of the week...

Jim & Patty's: on Fremont at 51st or so... they have the cream cheese coffeecake (or is it sour cream... I get them mixed up). These two are the ones who owned Coffee People before Starbucks bought them out... they moved to Texas... hated it, moved back. They opened one shop... and are a must if you love coffeecake. This ain't your mama's coffeecake!! a piece stands about three inches tall, crumbly top, fruit preserves in the middle (if you ordered one with fruit preserves), and the piece is about four by five inches... you certainly get your money's worth!

Any more questions?

Amanda
post #32 of 51
OMG - You liked Devils Pospile - you were in MY neck of the woods so have you ....
1. visited Death Valley??
2. gone to the Whitmore hot tubs (about 20 mi. south down U.S. 395 from DP)
3. Do you rock climb?
4. Do you prefer a city experience or a rural experience?
5. Do you like exploring the desert (via 4x4)?
6. Did you get a chance to see the White Mountains (across the Owens Valley from the Sierra)? If not, would you go there? (They have the Bristlecone Pines, the world's oldest living trees)
7. Have you ever tried Indian fry bread? Indian tacos? (I'm referring to Native American, not Curry Indian)
Susan
post #33 of 51
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OMG - You liked Devils Pospile - you were in MY neck of the woods so have you ....
1. visited Death Valley??
2. gone to the Whitmore hot tubs (about 20 mi. south down U.S. 395 from DP)
3. Do you rock climb?
4. Do you prefer a city experience or a rural experience?
5. Do you like exploring the desert (via 4x4)?
6. Did you get a chance to see the White Mountains (across the Owens Valley from the Sierra)? If not, would you go there? (They have the Bristlecone Pines, the world's oldest living trees)
7. Have you ever tried Indian fry bread? Indian tacos? (I'm referring to Native American, not Curry Indian)
Susan
Oh yes, and I have a love affair with Mono Lake. Man, I miss going up there...

1. nope... at least not that I was aware of... I may have passed by it at some point, though...

2. No... although they sound wonderful... DP was the furthest south on 395 I've been...

3. Alas, no... but as soon as I get the money, I'm going to take lessons at our Rock Wall Gym here in Portland... it's HUGE... and so cool. I don't know if I'll ever have the guts to do it out there on real rocks... but hey... ya never know...

4. Living: wow... both. I hate suburbs, though. I don't like the in-between thing... I like urban (lived in downtown Chicago) for the convenience of everything, and love the rural... but not necessarily farm-rural... mountains rural... earthy, back to the trees... I love passing through the Redwoods heading down to the Bay Area (I was born and raised there)... I love standing in the middle of a grove of really big trees and just listening to them... they have their own language... and it's a beautiful language indeed!

5. I've never been much of a desert person... my sister goes to Burning Man and my dad is convinced, by what she tells him, that I'd love it too... and I know that's in the desert....

6. No, I haven't... I didn't see too much of the area... mostly passing through... My route would take me into Yosemite for a day or three, and then stay in Lee Vining ... then head north to Reno, where my best friend and her family live...

7. No, I haven't... but I'm always willing to try new stuff...

BTW, know anyone who can translate something into Apache or any Native language? I have a poem that i read for my best friend's wedding and I swore I was going to have it translated... but it's already been four years.... it's just hard to find someone...

Amanda
post #34 of 51
Hey, Amanda,

1. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Purses?
2. Do you say "handbag, purse or pocketbook?"
3. Are you a white-linen tablecloth or a paper place mat restaurant?
4. Do you now or have you ever danced something other than modern dance?
5. Since the movie is about to come out, are you a Sex in the City Sexpert? Did you watch it regularly and, if so, who is your favorite character?
6. Do you like baseball? To play? To watch on TV or at the stadium? What is your favorite team?
7. Have you ever found a 4-leaf clover?
post #35 of 51
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Hey, Amanda,

1. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Purses?
2. Do you say "handbag, purse or pocketbook?"
3. Are you a white-linen tablecloth or a paper place mat restaurant?
4. Do you now or have you ever danced something other than modern dance?
5. Since the movie is about to come out, are you a Sex in the City Sexpert? Did you watch it regularly and, if so, who is your favorite character?
6. Do you like baseball? To play? To watch on TV or at the stadium? What is your favorite team?
7. Have you ever found a 4-leaf clover?
1. I used to own roughly 70-80 pair of shoes... but I've pared down... I have six pair I rotate for work/seasonal... three pair of Chaco sandals (best arch support in a pair of sandals), one pair of Birkies (library work), one of Danskos (store work), and a pair of old Clark's (also, store work). I also have about eight pair of dressy shoes, one pair of combat boots (see below: costumes), two pair of hiking boots, and then there's the costume stuff... roughly seven or eight pair of high heel or platform boots/shoes... including two pair of silver-painted boots (one is in the go-go boots style), a pair of white painted flat boots (Princess Leia) ... well you get the idea...

2. for what hangs off my shoulder: purse. a pocketbook is what goes in the purse and holds my money and cards... to me, a handbag is something hand held... like with evening wear... but i digress...

3. If I had the money, white linen... but I usually end up with the white polyester!! Although, I've lately been more of a paper placemat person... there's a place here... OMG the best Teriyaki BBQ... I'm craving it right now... can ya tell?

4. I took a stripper aerobics class once... I sucked at it, though... I also did Jazz, along with Modern... but I started with Ballet, did a little Tap...

5. Considering it was on HBO, and I didn't have the pay channels... no, I didn't watch it regularly... I've watched some episodes... I think I like Carrie the best...

6. I might get hunted down if I mention the first team I liked... I used to hate baseball... I couldn't put it into historical terms(*) like i could with football, hockey and soccer.... well, basketball too... but I moved to Upstate NY and found watching the Yankees made the game interesting for me. It was lively enough so that I could finally understand the pitches and stuff... no matter how many boyfriends, etc, tried explaining it... it was still foreign to me. That said, having lived in Chicago, I actually prefer the White Sox now... I'll still watch the NYY, but only if they're not playing my other team.
* I compare Football and the other games listed to a medieval 'battle.' Let's say someone has invented gun powder in one kingdom (1st team's goalposts)... they make a weapon with it, make some ... ahem ... mistakes with it, and light the fuse while still in their own castle... whoops! So, they hurriedly cart it off to their rival kingdom, throw it over the wall and run like mad... the opposing kingdom has also been playing with this stuff, sees what has just dropped in their proverbial laps, goes "oh c***" and sends their forces back over to the first kingdom with the same lit weapon and returns the favor... and it keeps going, with the armies getting confused and outsmarted in both directions, until the fuse reaches the end and thus the end of the game... silly analogy, I know, but it helped me understand the game in the beginning...

But yes, I do like baseball (my train of thought derails rather often, can you tell?)

7. Nope... plenty of three leaf ones!

Man... I'm getting hungry now...

Amanda
post #36 of 51
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I am here to learn... to make mistakes, to make successes... it is all part of life.

But you asked if I was religious... no. I do not attend church... I'm not what one considers a 'typical' Christian...
respectable answer my friend.......


Great answer my friend! no comments for today I really enjoy all your answers...

have a nice night tonight!...
post #37 of 51
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post

2. for what hangs off my shoulder: purse. a pocketbook is what goes in the purse and holds my money and cards... to me, a handbag is something hand held... like with evening wear... but i digress...

4. I took a stripper aerobics class once... I sucked at it, though... I also did Jazz, along with Modern... but I started with Ballet, did a little Tap...

...but I moved to Upstate NY and found watching the Yankees made the game interesting for me... That said, having lived in Chicago, I actually prefer the White Sox now... I'll still watch the NYY, but only if they're not playing my other team.

Amanda
Syracuse, eh? Not as pretty to me as Ithaca where DH and I went to
Cornell and not like Elmira where our daughter is at Elmira College. BTW, said daughter thanks you for not liking the Red Sox! Go A's!

I'm surprised that you don't use a pocketbook. I'm a NewYawkr, and I keep my wallet in my pockabook but just some makeup and money in my evening purse.

Whoa! I never took a stripper aerobics class - my boobs would so not like that (although guys might) - but I have taken show girls classes where the more you touch yourself the better.
post #38 of 51
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Syracuse, eh? Not as pretty to me as Ithaca where DH and I went to
Cornell and not like Elmira where our daughter is at Elmira College. BTW, said daughter thanks you for not liking the Red Sox! Go A's!

I'm surprised that you don't use a pocketbook. I'm a NewYawkr, and I keep my wallet in my pockabook but just some makeup and money in my evening purse.

Whoa! I never took a stripper aerobics class - my boobs would so not like that (although guys might) - but I have taken show girls classes where the more you touch yourself the better.
I'm originally from the SF Bay Area... never got into the A's or the Giants... but maybe being from there explains why I use 'purse' ... of course , the fact that my mom called it her purse, and she's from Oklahoma... so maybe it's a midwest thing... dunno...

So, I grew up in Hayward... best known for it's sprawl of houses... and the antique shops... maybe that's why I don't like suburbia... blech.

the stripper aerobics class was ... interesting. I only did it the once... no pole dancing...

Amanda
post #39 of 51
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Thank you for answering my questions my friend, ....The topic of today would be Cats and also other stuffs...

1.- How many cats have you ever had in your enterely life?
2.- could you tell us the name of the list above?
3.- Do you have any preference about of Breeds of cats?
4.- Do you dream with cats when you sleeps?
5.- Have you ever to give catnip at your kittys to play?
6.- Wich brand do you prefer to give at your kitty in Wet and Dry food to eat?
7.- Would you like to work like a volunteer on a Cat shelter?
another stuffs...
8.- Wich one is your favourite colour to wear?
9.- Do you have some earrings with shape of cat?
10.- do you have some blouse with stamps of cats?
11.- do you collect or you have handcraft of kittys?
12.- In what colour do you have many purses ? (I mean your favourite colour to fit with you)

.....I hope not boring you with my questions my friend...

Cheers chick!...
post #40 of 51
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Thank you for answering my questions my friend, ....The topic of today would be Cats and also other stuffs...

1.- How many cats have you ever had in your enterely life?
2.- could you tell us the name of the list above?
3.- Do you have any preference about of Breeds of cats?
4.- Do you dream with cats when you sleeps?
5.- Have you ever to give catnip at your kittys to play?
6.- Wich brand do you prefer to give at your kitty in Wet and Dry food to eat?
7.- Would you like to work like a volunteer on a Cat shelter?
another stuffs...
8.- Wich one is your favourite colour to wear?
9.- Do you have some earrings with shape of cat?
10.- do you have some blouse with stamps of cats?
11.- do you collect or you have handcraft of kittys?
12.- In what colour do you have many purses ? (I mean your favourite colour to fit with you)

.....I hope not boring you with my questions my friend...

Cheers chick!...
1. my own: four. Family: twelve that i can remember names of... I'm sure there were more here and there, but my parents believed in outdoor only pets... personally I think it was all on my mom... well mostly. My dad lets CoCo in on a nearly daily basis for pets now... she goes back out, but she does get some inside time, thanks to my dad... yeah, he's a softie.

2. I'll put an asterisk next to the ones that were mine.

Blackie(m), Prissy(f), Kitty(f), Smokey(f), Skunky(f)* and her three siblings(1f, 2m), Max(m), CoCo(f), Lucy(f) and Christy(f)*. With them getting fed outside, we've also fed numerous neighborhood cats... Skunky lived the longest, at 17 years... Blackie wasn't far behind, around 14 or 15. They were smart little buggers... CoCo is the only one of the family cats listed who's still alive. JoJo and Jack are my own... I adopted them in Syracuse, NY. My parents have never 'met' them...

3. Any old cat will do. I've grown to love Siamese, but have never been owned by one... someday, I will. But I've been the firm believer that you do not adopt the cat, the cat adopts you. When I adopted JoJo, I wanted an older, short hair cat... I got an 11 month old longhair... she adopted me... I just paid the fee...

4. Sometimes... if they aren't involved, the dream is usually a really odd one, and I'm wondering where they are...

5. HA! they have catnip toys, bins of catnip... I've discovered that some of the local grocery stores have these bulk herbs... and the catnip is REALLY cheap! The price on the bin looks high, but when you think about it... so, the bin price is 14.99 a pound... do you realize how much a POUND of catnip would be? that's HUGE! So, I fill up a little bag of theirs, and it ends up being about 40 cents... barely anything... and it's reasonable fresh... dried, but not ancient.

6. Wet is whatever i pick up, although they love Trader Joe's (the store) Tuna for Cats... Dry, I give them a mix of Wysong Uretic (because of Jack's urinary tract) and some other really high quality dry... they love the stuff... the Wysong kept him from getting a UTI for months... then I thought i could let my guard down... WRONG! I switch to regular foods and within two months, he had a full blown UTI. We're sticking with the Wysong from now on... I'm firm on that.

7. I already am! I volunteer one day a week (three hours, since it's one of my two days off) at the local county shelter... I've been doing it for a year and a half.

8. I like nearly all colors... although i don't like the super bright colors... like neon green, etc. I'm not partial to orange or yellow, and the green has to be a darker shade... but I love pretty much anything else. I usually pair black with something... but if i REALLY had to pick one color, it would probably be purple.

9. Yes, I do... at least two pair... one thanks to my Secret Santa from last year... the other pair I bought years ago.

10. I have a sweatshirt with a cat... I'm not huge on printed stuff, more solids... and ethnic stuff...

11. Oh, do I... I have several ceramic kitties... including a couple with wings... I'll have to take a picture sometime...

12. Most are black... but my favorite ones are wild... the current purse is black and red checkerboard... I also have an awesome purple rag-crocheted purse... as well as a cow-print purse... but most are black...

Not boring... nope, not at all...

Amanda
post #41 of 51
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4. Sometimes... if they aren't involved, the dream is usually a really odd one, and I'm wondering where they are...

5. HA! they have catnip toys, bins of catnip... I've discovered that some of the local grocery stores have these bulk herbs... and the catnip is REALLY cheap! The price on the bin looks high, but when you think about it... so, the bin price is 14.99 a pound... do you realize how much a POUND of catnip would be? that's HUGE! So, I fill up a little bag of theirs, and it ends up being about 40 cents... barely anything... and it's reasonable fresh... dried, but not ancient.

6. Wet is whatever i pick up, although they love Trader Joe's (the store) Tuna for Cats... Dry, I give them a mix of Wysong Uretic (because of Jack's urinary tract) and some other really high quality dry... they love the stuff... the Wysong kept him from getting a UTI for months... then I thought i could let my guard down... WRONG! I switch to regular foods and within two months, he had a full blown UTI. We're sticking with the Wysong from now on... I'm firm on that.

7. I already am! I volunteer one day a week (three hours, since it's one of my two days off) at the local county shelter... I've been doing it for a year and a half.
4.-.....oh my!...
5.- so they are crazy by the catnip!...
6.- ...those brands aren´t unavailable on my city.....
7.- I really envy you my friend...there aren´t shelters on my city.....



...another tiny set....

I know it depends of the mood my friend about this questions, but wich one is the majority of time that you choose
- Coffe or Tea?
- Cookies or Bread?
- Gum or candie?
- beer or wine?
- Italian cuisine or French?
- Pizza or Pasta?

a delicious tiny set...
post #42 of 51
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I know it depends of the mood my friend about this questions, but wich one is the majority of time that you choose
- Coffe or Tea?
- Cookies or Bread?
- Gum or candie?
- beer or wine?
- Italian cuisine or French?
- Pizza or Pasta?

a delicious tiny set...
- I should do more tea, but I have low energy, so coffee (considering I've had two cups today).
- Cookies... but wave a loaf of fresh sourdough and my eyes glaze over...
- candy... I do sometimes go through phases of preferring gum... but usually candy... which is why I'm 40 pounds overweight...
- it depends on the situation. With a nice Italian dinner, wine... but if I'm just out with friends, I'd better find Guinness... preferably on tap!! Bottles just aren't the same. I can't stand American beer...
- I've never really done much French cuisine. I don't mind it, but it just hasn't been a top priority. If just between the two: Italian, all the way! But I like exploring cuisine: Ethiopian, Thai, Pakistani, Indian, German, etc... My attitude is that I'll try nearly anything once...
- Pasta... although I ordered pizza last night... and have a ton of leftovers... when I'm cooking, I prefer pasta... I can do SOOO much with it.

Now look what you've done... I'm hungry now!

Amanda
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
-Now look what you've done... I'm hungry now!
I know It!.......I was so sure you going to tell me that!.........
Well, If you want, there are some Burritos here in my country waiting for you!.......



how is the majority of the time the weather in your city?....Oregon,...I never been there........

Are you happy in your state? all your relatives live close to you?
post #44 of 51
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I know It!.......I was so sure you going to tell me that!.........
Well, If you want, there are some Burritos here in my country waiting for you!.......



how is the majority of the time the weather in your city?....Oregon,...I never been there........

Are you happy in your state? all your relatives live close to you?
Portland, as well as all of Oregon and the whole Pacific Northwest, is usually overcast/rainy/etc. Yes, we get sunshine... but not that often. Think of it this way: you remember Grunge music back in the 1990's? Where do you think that started? Seattle, only a few hours north of where I am... If you were a musician, and had this weather nearly year round, you'd be moody too ...

I'm kind of in the middle on how much I like it here. I loved being in Chicago... namely because I didn't have to drive! I'm working on getting work where i don't HAVE to drive. My library job is 20 miles away past the other side of town, out in the middle of nowhere... the drive is long, and traffic-ridden, but the bus ride would be worse... about two hours straight there (the bus outside my door goes there)... and the schedule doesn't work anyway... so I'm trying to get something closer... I'll be testing on Tuesday for something... I like the atmosphere... very hippie/funky/creative, which works for me... but I guess because I don't live in a creative neighborhood, it's hard to connect with that part of the culture here. I can't afford to move into a different area... yet.

My family lives south of me, in California... the drive can take one long day, but I hate doing it in one day... I get moody when I'm driving that long... so i like to break it up into two days, drive down the coast... a MUCH nicer drive.

Amanda
post #45 of 51
Thread Starter 
Great answers my friend!

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Portland, as well as all of Oregon and the whole Pacific Northwest, is usually overcast/rainy/etc. Yes, we get sunshine... but not that often. Think of it this way: you remember Grunge music back in the 1990's? Where do you think that started? Seattle, only a few hours north of where I am... If you were a musician, and had this weather nearly year round, you'd be moody too ...
I´m figured that enviroment!.......


Last one of today......

You told me in other post, that you have been solo rides,....
Have you a great memmorie of one of them?......I mean something special that happen in that solo ride?.......
Would you dare to write a novel about that ride my friend?...
post #46 of 51
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You told me in other post, that you have been solo rides,....
Have you a great memmorie of one of them?......I mean something special that happen in that solo ride?.......
Would you dare to write a novel about that ride my friend?...
I've had many interesting things happen, including a good samaritan getting me and my truck out of a sticky situation... I got adventurous and went down an unmarked road... when I figured it really didn't lead anywhere interesting (for the record, there were no 'keep out' or 'private' signs), I tried turning around... and got stuck in gravel. I walked to the main road and flagged someone down... he brought me back to where him and his uncle were clearing trees... and his uncle, who had a winch on his truck, drove me back to my pickup... got me out and never said anything more... I thanked him profusely... and stayed off those roads from then on... of course, that one's more embarrassing than anything else...

I do have a more moving story about one of my trips... but it's LONG... hhmmm... let's see if I can give it it's due...

Back in 1997, I finally broke down and made reservations for an RV spot in Yosemite Valley. I'd gone up for day hikes, but never actually stayed in the park by myself until then. With Yosemite, you have to make your reservations MONTHS in advance... so in March, I made my reservation for that September. Summer rolled around, and I was trying to play 'catch-up' with my schooling and was taking a full load in college. I was also working part time for a wedding photographer. Mid term, I started getting headaches. I'd never really had a doozy of a headaches like these before... and they started melding into each other, turning not into a series of small headaches, but one prolonged one... day after day, week after week. I went to doctors, had scans, nothing helped. no one could figure it out... The weeks passed, summer quarter ended and my vacation to Yosemite loomed. Now, I was freaking out about the headaches... see, my cousin (older, but still MY generation) had died suddenly a couple summers before from a brain aneurysm... so I had a little worrying going on there... About two weeks before I was to leave, I prayed and decided that I'd put it all in God's hands... whatever happened, happened... it was meant to be. the worry about death vanished. Then my mother chimed in... she didn't want me to go, because I'd have no one to watch and make sure i was okay... Being the defiant baby of the family, I told her I was going to be fine...

As I usually am when packing for trips, I forget things. No matter how many lists I make, times I run around the house looking everywhere... I forget things. It's in my nature. At least I remembered my pills and my tent. I did, however, forget fireplace matches for cooking, and a watch. Back then, I lived by the 12-hour clock. I didn't realize I'd forgotten these things until I was in the hills. I'd remembered from my earlier trips that there was a drug store coming up soon, so I decided to stop and get matches and look at watches. I parked, walked inside, looking at the watches... a little voice in me said "you already have four of these things at home... if you're gonna get another one, make it a NICE one," so I waited on the watch, and bought my matches. No more than ten minutes down the road, the voice spoke again. "who needs a watch? you're on vacation, dang it! eat when you get hungry, get up when you want, who cares?" I never bothered to buy one that trip.

A couple hours later, I finally got through the gate, and down into the valley. I found the campground and checked in. Now, my tent was one that fit on the back of my pickup. I struggled with the poles, especially the last one (who doesn't?). I remember getting the last pole tip into its pocket, and stepping back to look at my meager campsite. I looked at the tent, the truck, then everything else. Then I saw the river about 30 feet away, and then looked up... the sun was setting and the sun line was rising along the side of Yosemite Valley, the blue sky above. I realized something at that moment:

"Holy cr**, my headache is gone."

For the first time in about two months, I was pain-free. A HUGE weight had just vanished... I felt I could do anything I wanted... the only thing I apparently couldn't do that week was start a campfire... I'm normally good at it... Trail mix was my best friend that week (three days, actually). The next two days were spent climbing the rocks below Lower Yosemite Falls (the water was low, so the top rocks were dry... lots of people were climbing them), and hiking to the top of Vernal Falls. Not a long hike, but darn near straight up. And the view is incredible... I remember standing at the bridge at the bottom and looking up at the falls... "I'll never get all the way up there," but I took 'baby steps' and made short treks... "I'll get to that rock/tree/lookout, then see" and i made it to the top... took me a while...

My final night the RV family next to me started chatting with me... well, the grandparents did. I told them about my lack of fire starting ability and they invited me over for a hot meal. Their son and his Asian wife (Chinese, I think, but I'm not sure) were driving around the country, showing her mother and two aunts (all from the old country) as much of the USA as they could. They were living with them for a while, helping with their newborn baby... who was a preemie. The grandparents lived in Modesto and came up to spend a couple weeks in Yosemite with their son and to see their grandchild. In the morning, the girls' mother and aunts came over and wished me a safe trip and good health and all that stuff... They shared their food with me and for that I was, and still am, grateful. The whole trip was eventful, to say the least.

After that, I headed out the East gate, Spent a night in Lee Vining, then headed up to Reno to visit my best friend... a couple days there and then headed home... certainly my most interesting solo trip... well, most enlightening, at least.

Amanda
post #47 of 51
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Buen DÃ:censor:a Amanda,......
Thanks for your nice and complete answer.... you have the touch to write my friend!.......


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had died suddenly a couple summers before from a brain aneurysm...
I´m so sorry for him...

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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
As I usually am when packing for trips, I forget things. No matter how many lists I make, times I run around the house looking everywhere...
Like chicken without head......everyone do it sometimes......



***and I really so sorry about your headaches...

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I looked at the tent, the truck, then everything else. Then I saw the river about 30 feet away, and then looked up... the sun was setting and the sun line was rising along the side of Yosemite Valley, the blue sky above. I realized something at that moment:
"Holy cr**, my headache is gone."
This is the best of all!...........


Thank you Amanda, I have a perfectly Idea about all it!.....
post #48 of 51
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......today for me is the last day of questions from me to you...

I´m cast-away my friend......I mean I don´t have internet at home...so in work is where I have the opportunity to be in touch with all of you.....


1- Please would you tell us if you live in an area that could be in a natural danger by the Mother Nature? I mean for example: earthquake, tornado, flooding etc…..…did you take some measures about it to keep your safety?

2- Are you a person maniatic of the clean and the Organization at home? Or you´re a mess……. …Do you have a stricktly control over all in your home? Or your office or your desk?…

3- You feeling today a little blue..(for something not serious but keep your attention on it and that made you feel a little blue) ¿What you do for yourself to give up?...for cheering to you yourself and keep the good mood?..

4- Do you like to put magnets on your fridge? How many do you have stuck on your fridge? They are ornaments or are advertisements for fast food?

5- Wich one are your favourite Board/Table Game? For example, Cheez, Monopoly, Puzzlez…etc…


To me was deep pleasure to meet you my friend.......
post #49 of 51
What is your fondest memory?
post #50 of 51
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1- Please would you tell us if you live in an area that could be in a natural danger by the Mother Nature? I mean for example: earthquake, tornado, flooding etc…..…did you take some measures about it to keep your safety?

2- Are you a person maniatic of the clean and the Organization at home? Or you´re a mess……. …Do you have a stricktly control over all in your home? Or your office or your desk?

3- You feeling today a little blue..(for something not serious but keep your attention on it and that made you feel a little blue) ¿What you do for yourself to give up?...for cheering to you yourself and keep the good mood?..

4- Do you like to put magnets on your fridge? How many do you have stuck on your fridge? They are ornaments or are advertisements for fast food?

5- Wich one are your favourite Board/Table Game? For example, Cheez, Monopoly, Puzzlez…etc…


To me was deep pleasure to meet you my friend.......
1. I grew up in earthquake country... so I lived with those little quakes my whole life. we were trained from early on what to do... our house never sustained major damage (although, if the Hayward Fault goes off like we think it will, my parent's house may vanish, it's close to the fault, as is my high school) We did the usual preparedness stuff... but my parents weren't too concerned... so far so good *knock on wood* Apparently, Portland is also in a quake zone, but I haven't felt anything yet...

2. I have a saying which says it all: I'm a Clean Freak trapped inside a Pack Rat's Body. 'nuff said.

3. Chocolate and music.

4. BWAAHAAHAAHAA!!!!!! My fridge, and the back of my front door (metal fire door) are COVERED in magnets... I have some advertisements, but mostly goofy stuff... when I get home today, maybe I'll take a picture of them and post it here...

5. One thing my dad did with us kids was play board games (mom didn't bother, dunno why)... we played Monopoly, Parcheesi, etc... the older games... those are the ones I like... haven't played in years... although i do have an LOTR Monopoly set...


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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
What is your fondest memory?
Such a wide open question... hhmmmmm..... with family, I'd say the regular Sunday morning ventures down to Cal State Hayward (we lived right behind it), on bikes, skates, skateboards... Dad would take us down there and we would sometimes take the dog, play frisbee... then we'd race home... the first one in the door would tell Mom we wanted Mug rootbeer floats...

with friends.... so many insane adventures... after one event with some new geek friends (read: Star Trek buddies), two of them offered to drive me back to my car... on the way, they discovered that, although I lived in the Bay Area, I'd never been to Ghirardelli Square... we set off on an adventure that night... two guys and me... (all tame, nothing happened). we hit Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Ghirardelli Square, chased sea foam on the beach at midnight, and ended with the Cliff House around 1 am for drinks... although none of us had alcohol... it was a BLAST. I'll never forget it.

Okay... I'm off to play downtown...

Amanda
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I now have to amend an answer to Bonnie from earlier... she asked if I'd ever had Elephant's Ears... a fair/carnival type food... something eaten often around here... I hadn't... until today.

Those things are huge. Yes, I did have sugar on mine... and holy crud... they need to make two sizes: baby elephant and adult elephant.

for those who don't know what they are, they're a slab (seriously) of fried dough... then smothered in sugar, if you so desire... or, depending on the vendor, some other topping... they're HUGE!!! And unless you have a massive appetite, only get one on an empty stomach. I actually couldn't finish mine, even though I'd eaten all of two hours earlier...

Man... I don't think I need dinner...

Amanda
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