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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Sat October 18th, 2008, 11:07 pm

Got an email from Amazon UK today saying they are reducing the minimum spend for free delivery from £15 to just £5!!

This is very good news as this was one of its downsides for me if I just wanted to order one book.

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue October 28th, 2008, 10:33 am

After weeks of cancelling on each other, my friend and I managed to meet up to go swimming. It has been ages and it felt good to be doing some exercise for a change.
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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Fri October 31st, 2008, 12:11 pm

Last night we had the very first meeting of the historical fiction book group I'd been trying to set up. It wasn't a complete success as there were only three of us who turned up who'd actually read the book. Two others turned up to say hello but couldn't stay and hadn't completed the book. Others were due to come but had to cancel due to ill health or other reasons.

Also, the book was not liked by any of us - though it still made for some fun discussion.

Anyway, it was a start and everyone seemed keen to continue!

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri October 31st, 2008, 6:07 pm

Yesterday my Republican fiance cast his first ever Democratic vote for Barack Obama! I'm so happy and proud of him for really "putting country first" (although the Palin picked helped out big time :D )!

Now, I just want this darned election to be over already!!!!!
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Fri October 31st, 2008, 6:41 pm

"LCW" wrote:Yesterday my Republican fiance cast his first ever Democratic vote for Barack Obama! I'm so happy and proud of him for really "putting country first" (although the Palin picked helped out big time :D )!

Now, I just want this darned election to be over already!!!!!


I think Election Day would be a great occasion for my Republican husband to get that colonoscopy his doctor's been bugging him to have, which, of course, would keep him from getting to the polls. Unfortunately, I can't get him to see why November 4 would be an ideal day for the procedure. Oh well, at least I've voted early!
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SonjaMarie
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri October 31st, 2008, 6:51 pm

One of the things I hate about elections are all the bloody commercials, we get blocks of 3 or 4 of them in a row! I've been hitting mute a lot!

I want this election over as well, just to get the damn commercials off the air!

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri October 31st, 2008, 7:24 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:I think Election Day would be a great occasion for my Republican husband to get that colonoscopy his doctor's been bugging him to have, which, of course, would keep him from getting to the polls. Unfortunately, I can't get him to see why November 4 would be an ideal day for the procedure. Oh well, at least I've voted early!



Devil on my shoulder says: "A healthy dose of laxative in the morning cup of coffee never hurt anyone...talk about cleaning out the colon!"

Angel on my other shoulder says: "We leave voter suppression efforts to the other guys!"

Devil on my shoulder replies: "But North Carolina is a toss up state!!!!"


:D :p :D :p :D
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Fri October 31st, 2008, 7:29 pm

"SonjaMarie" wrote:One of the things I hate about elections are all the bloody commercials, we get blocks of 3 or 4 of them in a row! I've been hitting mute a lot!

I want this election over as well, just to get the damn commercials off the air!



We've been getting non-stop robo calls from the local politicians! Ten times a day! Being here in CA, a very reliable Democratic state, we miss all the hoopla surrounding the Presidential election but the local races are really getting down and dirty!

And then there are the Neo-Con push polls! They start out all fair and with generic questions then they ask you, "If you knew candidate X voted to kill babies would you still vote for candidate X?" or some other really leading awfully loaded questions. I told the polster off and hung up!! I don't mind answering legitimate poll questions but I hate those push poller calls!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri October 31st, 2008, 8:33 pm

A couple of my friends and I are going to be going to see Pink in concert next year! Tickets were bought yesterday!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Sat November 1st, 2008, 12:10 am

We have had cable TV for years, but I never really got to watch much simply because my computer is in the back room, and the TV with the set top box was in the front room. So even though I was paying for it, my son got the benefit of it!

As of today, I now have it in both rooms, and we have upgraded to IQ (similar to TIVO).

The added bonus is that I can now see all the normal TV channels too, whereas before I had either no signal or really bad signals and sound on the TV in the back room!

So far I have watched half a show on The History Channel, and now something on National Geographic.
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