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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:03 PM
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Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talkin' with Davy, who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life
Piano Man-Billy Joel

Can someone please tell me what a real estate novelist is?
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:03 PM
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1. Supposedly...
the guy was a real-estate agent who was working on a novel that never seemed to get finished.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:20 PM
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5. AH!
I have wondered about that for years...
Thank you!
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:47 PM
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14. you're welcome (n/t)
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LoZoccolo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:11 PM
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2. This is that part in Chinese.
保羅是個土地小說家
他從來沒有時間結婚
他正跟還在海軍服役的戴維聊天
他大概會在軍中一輩子待下去
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:14 PM
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3. And the waitress is practicing politics...
As the business men slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:15 PM
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4. Oh wow, finally I recognize some lyrics!
This song is the first one on my CD collection of Billy Joel's greatest hits! I LOVE it...and him!

Thank you thank you thank you for posting lyrics I know!

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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:23 PM
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8. Jinx! n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:31 PM
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9. Hey there, LRSU_Ghost!
Just HOW am I being a jinx? Hmmmm????

BTW, I'm curious about your username...Care to talk about it?

:hi:
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:35 PM
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11. Well,
LSD_Ghost, didn't work for me... on so many levels.

Ghost was my nickname and call sign in the service. "LRSU", any guesses? Hint: has something to do with the Army. Now that I think about it, I should have gone with FTA_Ghost.

Where are you from in California?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:46 PM
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13. I see you're reading my profile as well!
Manhattan Beach is my town, and it's right next door to LAX...SoCal...

LRSU...no idea! Army? FTA? I'm just not getting it...my turn to not get it! I'll need more specific hints than what you're giving me! Or you could just tell me...But I do like games, as long as I eventually get the answers!

:pals:
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:57 PM
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19. My parents live in Newport Beach,
and my Aunt lives in Manhatten Beach.

Well, one way to translate FTA is, "Fun Travel Adventure", thats when a General asks you what it means when it is printed next to your name signed on a monument to our obsession and delusions. It really means,"FU** the Army".

LRSU, that one is a toughie. "L" stands for Long.. really Loonngggg!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:04 AM
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20. Hmmm...
So the message I'm getting is: these initials are not official Army ones...but some sort of joke? Like SNAFU? Ack! Sorry I'm being as thick as a brick!

Wish I could PM you...but you're too new! Oh well...
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:16 AM
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21. Actually, "LRSU",
is an official designation, although I think they changed it to LRSD. It means Long Range Surveillance Unit. We do have some more, shall we say imaginative, meanings for it...

So did you grow up in Manhattan Beach? I grew up in Riverside.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:21 AM
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23. No, I didn't grow up here...but my daughters did!
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:33 AM by CaliforniaPeggy
I'm 61, and have lived here since 1968! It's a beautiful little town, as you most likely know...I'll post a pic here, in a minute, to remind you!

Long Range Surveillance Unit: no way in hell would I ever have guessed that one! And I can bet there are *um* imaginative meanings for it! I appreciate the info...How long were you in the Army? If you feel like talking about it, that is...

Here's the pic! (edited to add)

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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 AM
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25. Not to date your age, but
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 AM by LRSU_Ghost
I was born in 68. Not in Cali though.

I was in the Army, off and on, for about 12yrs. Don't mind talking about it, maybe some people can learn from my mistakes. I was recently medically retired due to service caused disabilities.

p.s. That wasn't a crack about your age, BTW, ma'am...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:39 AM
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29. 1968? Hmmm...just about the same age as my daughters!
One of them was born in '66 and the other in '72...I'm truly sorry about your service caused disabilities...I thought perhaps that avatar of yours meant just that.

I'm not worried about my age...I feel younger than I have in years! BTW, I realize that you call me ma'am due to respect, but I greatly prefer to be called Peggy, or something like that! OK?

I hope I have a new friend! :pals:
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:47 AM
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30. Sorry ma'am..err, Peggy...
I chose that avatar because that was the way I was feeling today, I'll prob change it on a good day. Kind of hard to move around this morning.

It wasn't what you call a real banner year... (know what movie that is from?)

p.s. I think you have indeed found a new friend, esp. because you were the first person to welcome me here... thanks Peggy!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:54 AM
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33. You are so very welcome, my dear LRSU_Ghost!
Is the movie "Born on the Fourth of July"? That's the one that comes to mind, anyway...

I make a good, faithful friend...you'll see..if you need something, just let me know, OK? There are many, many good people here...I am far from the only one. We really stick together esp. in times of strife and trouble. It is a fantastic place.

:pals:
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:01 AM
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35. Thanks Peggy,
That's pretty much what kept bringing me back here.

I honestly don't remember what movie that was from, I was hoping you knew. :)

p.s. This is definitely a time of strife and trouble...
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:50 AM
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31. You're making me miss the beach... n/t
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 12:51 AM by LRSU_Ghost
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:53 AM
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32. Well you need to be here for more than a minute....
Hi. My names WCGreen. Welcome to our little corner of the world...
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:03 AM
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36. Thanks WCGreen,
I've enjoyed my time here so far...
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:05 AM
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37. It gets better
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:56 AM
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34. Sorry! That certainly was NOT my intent!
I took that pic last January, during a period of very high winds; hence the beautiful foamy wave w/rainbow...That is the Manhattan Beach pier. I'm glad you like it!
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hfojvt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:30 AM
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26. I was thinking "Long Ride, Standing Up"
which is pretty close, no?
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:37 AM
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28. Pretty good guess...
Course, we didn't do much ridding... hell of a lot of humping though.
LRSU, evolved out of the old LRRP units in Vietnam.
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:18 AM
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22. When do I get to PM? n/t
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:26 AM
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24. I just checked the rules, because my memory on this was hazy...
The rules don't state exactly when you will be allowed to do so...Probably around 20-30 posts or something like that. There are also some privileges that go with having a donor star, and I don't remember what those are, either! Some help I am...Sorry!
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 12:32 AM
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27. That's alright Ma'am, thanks for the info... n/t
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:38 PM
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12. You're a "jinx" because,
you basically posted the same thing I did about the lyrics, at the same time...
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LRSU_Ghost Donating Member (75 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:21 PM
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6. Now you guys are finally
posting lyrics to a song I know and love. I was wondering how old this crowd was with some of these other songs.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:22 PM
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7. Way on the other side of the hudson
Deep in the bosom of suburbia.....



Love that line,,,,
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:33 PM
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10. I can tell you that Billy Joel is a smug idiot.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:49 PM
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15. Maybe he is...
I STILL love his singing...

:shrug:
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:54 PM
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17. I'm Sorry Peggy.
He has talent, but I just don't like his attitude.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:56 PM
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18. Oh, nothing to be sorry about!
You didn't hurt my feelings one little bit! It's too bad if he really is a SOB, but I still love his songs and talent...not to worry!

:hi:
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-19-05 11:49 PM
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16. Jerry was a race car driver,
he drove so goddam fast.
Never did win no checkered flags, but he never did come in last.
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