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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:00 AM
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DU Road trip to Boston! (w/Photos!)
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 02:42 PM by Skinner
Hello from Boston! Drove up from DC yesterday. We basically just sat in the car for 9 and a half hours and listened to music. I wish I could give you the play-by-play, but I don't really have much time. Here are some pics. (Yes, I'm embarrassed to admit that I brought my dog. It's less expensive to bring him than to keep him in a kennel.)



This is what happens when you try to take a picture while you are driving.
From left: Zack (youngred), Nalinee (EarlG's SO), Dave (EarlG), and me (Skinner).



Hangin' out at the Delaware Travel Plaza.



Romeo in the driver's seat.



Dave eats his lunch on the hood of the car.



Zack's 5-pound bag of gummy worms.



Zzzzzzzz.



Rest stop.



Dave takes the wheel.



Giving the finger to Bush/Cheney '04.



Here's a close-up so you can read the bumper sticker.



Dave in the rear-view mirror.



Massachusetts Rest Stop.
(Notice the super-cool DU bumpersticker.)

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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:09 AM
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1. YYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!
welcome to the GREAT state of MA guys!!! :bounce:

see ya on Tuesday night!!

glad you all made it safe and sound
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Scooter24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:12 AM
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2. I fly out
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 08:12 AM by Scooter24
from Dallas tonight. It's going to be a great couple of days and one hell of a week for the party.
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seventhson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:23 AM
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3. Jeez, Skinner, I always figured you for
an old fart.

Probably because you were damn wise.

If you want to do any talk radio I have contacts that might help you get on the air (they are setting up for air america too)

let me know asap they are doing the bookings all week and they have laura flanders, signorile, aar, and a buncha others they want to book --- over a hundred talk radio people are in Boston

great shots,

you musta passed right by me on I-95.
I would come up on Tuesday but I am broke!!!

enjoy the free speech zones
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:31 AM
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4. Looks like your having fun!
It would be very cool to go to a political convention. Unfortunately I have three exams and I'll be lucky just to watch all of it on TV!

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Amaya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:39 AM
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5. COOL!
Can't wait to meet all of you........
:)
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zeemike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:42 AM
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6. Looks like a nice group of kids
And that is not a pejorative term, when you are over 60 every one under 30 looks like a kid.
The dog is perfect size for a road trip.
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:18 AM
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7. Oh yeah...giving that much sugar to Zack is a GREAT idea.
Nice pictures! Have a great trip.
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Lizz612 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:48 AM
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17. My thoughts exactly
His too probably given the big grin on his face!
Have fun in Bah-stan, I'm insanely jealous.
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 12:15 AM
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54. sugar is the LEAST of the worries
;-)
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:22 AM
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8. why did you guys go to Boston?
Are you delegates?
Are you going to protest?
If not, why are you in Boston?
:kick:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:37 PM
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33. We're in Boston because it's the place to be this week.
We're hoping to do a little visibility for DU. But mostly we'll be volunteering. My wife works in the political operation for a U.S. Senator, so we're volunteering in exchange for Convention credentials.
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mdmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:18 PM
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37. cool !!!
Do you think that folks that can get to Boston should? Would it be worth it to go without convention credentials?
:kick:
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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 06:46 AM
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53. Where was your wife? Was she in another vehicle with some
other nomads?
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:23 AM
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9. Thanks!
With you all there and Pitt and TO doing real time it feels like we are almost there with you. Have a great time. I am looking forward to all the stories.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:38 AM
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10. Has anyone ever seen Dave & Mike Mills in the same room at the same time?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:51 AM
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12. Hi Nalinee!!!
:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:

Oh yeah and Zack to :hi:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:44 AM
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11. Good thing you left Elad in an unspecified location.
We don't want the whole DU family at the same place at the same time. Have fun in Boston. I wish I could come. I have been trying to think of ways to pull it off, but I don't think I can. :hi:
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:38 PM
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34. He flew into Boston this morning.
Elad lives out in Illinois, so he couldn't join our road trip.
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:58 AM
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13. Enjoy your stay in New England.
Glad to have you all around. Have a great time at the convention!!! :D
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:19 AM
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14. kick
:-)
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jus_the_facts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:21 AM
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15. MAN...I wish I could go too.....ya'll have a great time....ZACK....
...didn't tell me he was gettin' to go with all ya'll....but I did promise him I'd look for 'im in the crowd..since he'd be there an all...SIGHS...dammit....must be niiiiiice....you all BE CAREFUL and REPRESENT!!!!
:hi: :yourock: :bounce:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:30 AM
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16. awesome, thanks skinner n/t
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:55 AM
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18. Welcome to Boston!
Can't wait to meet you all on Tuesday night!

:hi:
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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:56 AM
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19. Hehe!
I love the photo giving the finger to the Bush/Cheney sticker.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:09 AM
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20. What are you all up to tonight?
I know some good bars and stuff. :)
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:07 PM
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27. You know SOME GOOD BARS???!!!
Say it ain't so, Joe!

I could never have imagined that in a million years.

Two suggestions for out-of-towners: Commonwealth Brewing Company and Roisen D'hube(Black Rose)(sp).
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:40 PM
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35. We've got a party to go to tonight.
One of these big convention-week events. But we might be free after that.
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Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:26 PM
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48. I'm here! I'm ready to party!!
Give me a call. I left a message on your machine, don't have your cell phone. I will IM you my cell phone.

See you soon, bro!
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:32 PM
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52. I like Wally's
especially on the nights Wally's Stepchildren are playing.
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:21 AM
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21. What a bunch of goofy kids.
Have you aged any since Juliefest?
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:29 AM
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22. haha, nice pictures!
there better be more where that come from! :)

have fun at the convention...

you have too many gummi worms for such skinny guys. really.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:24 PM
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39. I wish my fatass had their metobalsim
mmmm gummy worms.
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WinterStorm Donating Member (790 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:40 AM
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23. Did Romeo take over the wheel at some point?
A DU bumper sticker to boot woo hooo!

:kick:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:48 AM
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24. LOL Those are great and I want a gummy worm
:hi:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:48 AM
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25. Glad to see you bought Romeo a Cappacino!!!!!
Tha twould explain the rest stop... :evilgrin:
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 11:58 AM
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26. You go with your Thelma and Louise selfs!
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JohnLocke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:12 PM
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28. Thanks, Skinner!
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woofless Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:15 PM
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29. Have a great time.
You do us all proud.

P.S. Skinner, we have a 5# teacup bitch named Tia that could be Romeo's twin. Super cute and super sweet.

Woof
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:41 PM
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36. You gotta post pictures sometime!
:)
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StopTheMorans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:32 PM
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30. welcome to Boston commies!
I'll see you dirty pinkos on tuesday night :)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:59 PM
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31. This is so cool to share this experience with you!
I feel like a part of me is there and I look forward to future updates and photos! I can't remember when I was so excited about a Democratic National Convention!
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Penndems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:46 PM
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32. Have fun, y'all!
Please say "hello" to EdVADem for me. Don't forget your credentials, and buy lots of political buttons/tee shirts from the vendors! :)

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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:21 PM
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38. WHERE'S GEORGE?
You left George back at the office

:cry:

I know he wanted to go!!!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:27 PM
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40. Oh man Lynne bring memory lane back to me
That was so much fun. Too bad you guys put stuff over what I wrote though heh. Poor George, I guess its for the best though, do you really want George in Boston, because he'll be drinking.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:29 PM
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42. Oh, ye of little faith! George is in Boston!
He's right here with me. He'll probably be at Cleary's on Tuesday.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:31 PM
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44. Just keep him in one piece - I'm hoping to take him to the RNC in NYC
I'm sure he'll be quite popular there!!!
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:32 PM
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45. is my scribble still on there?
I believe I wrote something on his shins with marker. Well hope you guys have a good time, I had plans to go but lacking the funds but its no big deal, I get to go to Ocean City next week.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:34 PM
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46. btw did you take our banner too??
:D
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:29 PM
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41. So jealous
Damnit, Ive never been to Massachuetts. Sigh, hope you all are having a good time. Those gummy worms look good, too bad I dont have your metobalism, I am a fat ass. Enjoy and hope you meet some interesting people up there.
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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:30 PM
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43. Have a great time!
You guys a young'uns compared to me. But I appreciated your work here and for our country.

Have fun, be safe.

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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:09 PM
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47. Why...it's just like a DU family vacation....only
without the vacation. :7

Enjoy the moment, guys and don't work too hard!
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:33 PM
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49. Thanks Skinner!
Who's going to do the stage dive during Kerry's speech?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:49 PM
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50. After 5 pounds of sugar-filled gummy worms
I would guess Zack will be doing the stage diving!

RL
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 12:18 AM
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55. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



;-)
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 01:20 AM
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57. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn you Irishlite
hah, hope you're having fun. The girls miss you much, just letting you know, but we had a nice time tonight, were inspired and what not, though I havent talked to Derek really that much.
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:53 PM
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51. Hey, you guys look familiar
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 04:54 PM by MaineDem
Didn't I meet you on a Mall once? I think we went for a walk with a couple hundred thousand other people. :D

I'm livid that I can't be there. Enjoy yourselves and stay out of trouble.

You didn't bring "George" did you?
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Blue_Roses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 01:17 AM
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56. man o' man I am so
Edited on Tue Jul-27-04 01:17 AM by devrc243
envious of you guys...what I would give to be at that convention...I was searching though our savings account back in Feb to try to find a way to go--without the kids and spouse :evilgrin:

it just couldn't happen, but thanks to the net I can get a glimpse

You make us PROUD---thanks for the picks!! :)
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Zech Marquis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 05:39 AM
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58. oh man, I miss good road trips!
sadly you can't exactly drive to Osaka , Japan :-( oh well, perhaps my girlfriend and I will have a little roadtrip by ourselves other there :evilgrin:
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