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The Worst Thing Today

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Sat September 6th, 2008, 4:54 am

Dang! A small quake just hit (the newsflash says it's 4.0, about 5 miles from me). Which as a Californian born and bred, I'm used to. But it caused a power flicker, and I lost my unsaved word file. I was working on a very awkward letter of recommendation to a zoo (of all things) for someone who once worked with our llamas. Pits, I'm going to have to think that all up again.

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
Bibliomaniac
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) » Sat September 6th, 2008, 8:20 pm

Wow, I'm not normally a complainer, but I seem to be having a run this week ---
Just got an email from the dh, stuck in Heathrow airport due to a busted plane. According to him, they are sending him home via South America and the North Pole with four stops if he is lucky, and can I drive to an airport two hours away and pick him up in the wee hours of the morning if he catches this flight?
Great. It's not like I got a lot of rest last night.

Maybe I'm glad I didn't get to go with him to Edinburgh. Wait till he sees what the dog did to the office and finds out about the impending births.

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat September 6th, 2008, 8:22 pm

Geez when it rains it pours doesn't it!

Mega Huggles Lauren!

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Kailana
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Postby Kailana » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:28 pm

We're in for stormy weather. We are supposed to get the last of Gustav today and then Hannah is supposed to hit us tomorrow. We don't have a lot of hurricanes, they are usually tropical storms when they hit us, but it normally means no power! Hurricane Juan was our last really bad storm (well, we have blizzards, but you know what I mean) and it left a lot of damage in its wake. Not as bad as some places, but we are not 'supposed' to have weather of that nature, so it is never fun!

Mind you, we are supposed to be having Gustav right now and so far nothing has happened... Just a bit of wind.

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat September 6th, 2008, 9:37 pm

I was about ready to come in and claim today's worst prize until I read MLE's post. I was getting ready to vacuum today and put the litter box up off the floor. I heard a crash and yes indeed the damn thing tipped over spilling all that really really fun to vacuum up kitty litter. Luckily there wasn't any business in the box. Joy. :o

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sweetpotatoboy
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Location: London, UK

Postby sweetpotatoboy » Tue September 9th, 2008, 10:05 am

The worst thing at the moment (so I can't really complain) is that I'm too busy at work to check this site during the day as much as I normally do!!

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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Tue September 9th, 2008, 9:16 pm

My throat is so sore. It hurts to swallow, and I didn't sleep very well at all.
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:21 am

No wonder my throat is sore. I have tonsilitis. I was having a lovely afternoon nap to try and catch up on some of the sleep I missed last night and then the school rang and I couldn't get back to sleep! Grrrr.
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Edith Wharton

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SonjaMarie
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Location: Vashon, WA
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Postby SonjaMarie » Wed September 10th, 2008, 5:22 am

Feel better Marg! Sore thoats are just awful. I had my tonsils removed when I was young so no tonsilitis for me, but I've had other really bad sore throats in my time. Mega huggles!

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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Wed September 10th, 2008, 8:01 am

"diamondlil" wrote:No wonder my throat is sore. I have tonsilitis. I was having a lovely afternoon nap to try and catch up on some of the sleep I missed last night and then the school rang and I couldn't get back to sleep! Grrrr.


Marg, go into the pharmacy and in the health pill section look for Throat Clear. They are pastiles, come in honey and lemon or origonal flavour. They are all natural ingredients and work! They have an antibacterial agent in them.
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx


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