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LoveHistory
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Location: Wisconsin, USA
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun July 25th, 2010, 4:56 pm

Enjoy the break Elizabeth and MLE!

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Sun July 25th, 2010, 7:23 pm

went to church after four and a half years of not going, felt very good...seemed weird that the sermon was totally in tune with whats going on with life and the trials we're going through. Lord works in miraculous ways.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed July 28th, 2010, 5:51 am

Finally finding the write code for .htaccess to block people from hotlinking my images but allow search engines to include them in the image search.

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nona
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Location: Oklahoma

Postby nona » Thu August 5th, 2010, 11:58 pm

had surgery Wed. and all went well, will be returning to work tomorrow. I'm very sore but glad it's done...had my tubes tied...my husband laughed when I said my last thought before going out was that I was glad I'm not some medieval housewife who didn't have this option or a say in how many kids I had...my two and just enough.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri August 6th, 2010, 12:10 am

Hope recovery goes well, Nona.
You post reminded me of something my DIL's sister said the other day. The toddle grandaughter was staging a full-out 'terrible twos tantrum' in a restaurant, and Erica looked down and quipped, "Wow, my tubes just tied themselves!"

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri August 13th, 2010, 3:15 am

Took the written test at the DMV again. I passed, and got my learner's permit. :D :) :D :) :D
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri August 13th, 2010, 3:21 am

"Nefret" wrote:Took the written test at the DMV again. I passed, and got my learner's permit. :D :) :D :) :D


You're 16 or just a late starter?

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Nefret
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Favorite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Postby Nefret » Fri August 13th, 2010, 2:08 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:You're 16 or just a late starter?

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Very late starter. I'm in my er... mid 20's.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: A Fractured Winter by Allison Bailliet
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Fri August 13th, 2010, 2:31 pm

I take it you're talking about learning to drive. I didn't pass my test until I was 26. I did take lessons and took 3( :o :o) tests when I was 17 but I gave it up as a bad job. I started again when I was 26 and passed on my second attempt. My nerves go to pieces when I'm sitting next to a driving examiner or next to any sort of examiner for that matter. On my first test I remember doing a turn in the road and ended up facing the same way as I was going in the first place!!! You ought to have seen the examiner's face as I must've put him off his route. (I cried when I finally passed it.)
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Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Fri August 13th, 2010, 4:12 pm

That's a great story, Vanessa! My learning-to-drive tale isn't quite so good.....

Like most Americans of my generation, I had a driver training class in high school. Three of us plus the instructor would go out driving at a time; and, of course, one of the three just happened to be one of the cutest guys in my class, so naturally I was a nervous wreck! Especially because our driver training car had a manual transmission. Looking back, I really didn't do too badly. At the time I was mortified because I laid rubber once or twice, but hey, I managed a hill start from a dead stop in the snow, without slipping a bit!!

The school later ditched the car and got one with an automatic transmission, after burning through I-don't-know-how-many clutches and at least one driver training teacher getting whiplash. I don't know why they ever went with a manual in the first place, very bad idea for a bunch of teenagers learning to drive!

Unlike most people (I think) I have actually lost confidence in myself as a driver as I've gotten older, rather than gained confidence. I think it's because I've been in a number of wrecks -- none of them serious, thank goodness, but nearly all of them my fault. I now hate to drive and will do almost anything to get someone else to do the driving! Of course, most of the time there isn't a someone else, so I'm forced to drive..... :( Just like the upcoming Labor Day weekend, I'm going to visit my mom 6 hours away and I'm already dreading the drive......


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