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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:52 AM
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Any suggestions on how to get an Autograph from...
my favorite baseball player? I'm going to a Tigers game in Sept. and I really want an autograph but I'm not sure of the best way to get his attention and get one. HELP ME!!!
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:54 AM
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1. Tranquilizer darts
Kidnap him, tie him up in a women's bathroom somewhere and don't let him go until he gives you an autograph. :D
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:56 AM
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3. Yeah that was my original plan...
but i'm not sure how to pull it off! :rofl:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:58 AM
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5. You'll need a skunk, too.
Throw it out into the middle of the crowd to scare everyone else away.

Better get a biosuit as well. :D
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:00 PM
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7. I'll need at least 15 skunks....
and a getaway car!
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:07 PM
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9. Oh, no two skunks will do fine.
Most terrifying creature on the planet, you know...toss one and use the other to fend off the cops. :D
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:09 PM
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11. They have to be trained though...
so I can get them back and reuse them. You never know when trained skunks will come in handy!
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 09:38 PM
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59. Train a squirrel to do it.
They are very smart, you know? }(
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 09:49 PM
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60. Thee can do anything -- even sing liek Bucky Covington
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 10:01 PM
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61. How much have you drunk tonight?
You type like I do when I've kicked back a few. Are you sure you aren't from Rockingham, NC? }(
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:55 AM
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2. No clue.
I know your best bet with football is to go to training camp or to wait by the tunnel after the game.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:57 AM
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4. I was thinking of waiting by the outfield like an hour before the game...
and shouting to him!
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:00 PM
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6. Go to batting practice. The players will usually sign autographs
before and after.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:01 PM
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8. That's what I hear
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 12:02 PM by WannaBeGrumpy
I guess my best bet is just get to the field early and be polite
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:08 PM
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10. Stand near the home dugout
And be a cute kid or a cuter female.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:13 PM
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12. Im gonna ahve to go for cuter female...
thats how i got his attention last time. Only that time I didnt get an autograph
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 12:17 PM
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13. Years ago..
I was a baseball card dealer, and I still follow the hobby (though I do not participate). The way I have heard to get the best results is to send a request to the player courtesy of the ball club.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:40 PM
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14. i may do that
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:38 PM
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43. Kinda along those lines, when I was a yungen I used to sketch pictures
of the player's picture from the baseball card and send it to the player through the club's address. I figured that would be unique enough to stand out among the other requests. I got a few autographs that way. The favorite one I ever got was a personal postcard from Tommy Lasorda.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:40 PM
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45. That would be supercool... only ...
I cant draw. And I would be afraid to draw for fear of disfiguring his beautiful face!
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:42 PM
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47. Well, I was only a kid, so I'm sure mine weren't very good. Just something
different. Try to think of something unique that you can do well. Think of it like a resume, you want to catch someone's eye out of the tons of other fan letters, just like catching the eye of an employer with your resume.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:45 PM
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48. Yeah...well i caught his eye at the game i went to before...
just sitting in the crowd. I was thinkin of having the pic we took of him that day signed!
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:47 PM
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15. What do people do with autographs, anyway?
I got a couple from ballplayers when I was a kid, before they used gloves. I was like all "Wow!" for a couple days. Then I stuck 'em in a drawer and forgot about 'em.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:52 PM
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21. well it's more the fact that I'm in love with him.....
than the autograph but it helps
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:50 PM
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16. Does he have a parent or favorite pet you can kidnap?
:shrug:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:53 PM
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22. No he's pretty much a loner...
he has kids though but I think they are in Florida with his ex wife! :shrug:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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29. Kids I draw the line at--you're on your own
:)
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:22 PM
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36. yeah not a good idea to steal kids....
might be hard to explain to the cops "well you see officer....." :shrug:
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:25 PM
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39. Especially if they are old enough to talk
"That's her, Ociffer! She kitnabbed me!"
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:32 PM
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40. Lol...but it would probably...
be half in Spanish so it could pass as babbling!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:54 PM
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17. Easy - get there early.
The best bet is to get to the game early. There's usually a half-hour window between when batting practice is finished and the ground crew starts setting up the field, and the players will on occasion come over and start signing away.

Oh and go Tigers!
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:54 PM
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23. That's what I'm hoping for....
and darn straight Go Tigers. World Series 06 in Detroit
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:20 PM
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34. They're doing better than the Angels this point.
My ideal world series this year would be Tigers - Mets.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:23 PM
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37. Yeah I've been hearing a lot of people ....
saying that. It would definitely be a game to watch. :D
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:18 PM
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18. Go to the game early
and catch them during batting practice. Most players will be happy to sign. They usually do. It happens all the time.

:hi:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:55 PM
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24. I hope so...
I'll just be rally cute and polite! O8)
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:24 PM
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38. Cute won't be a problem!
:)

Good luck. Hope you get the 'graph you want! :hi:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:33 PM
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41. ..or the man I want...
:rofl:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:42 PM
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46. So who is this man?
:shrug:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:46 PM
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49. Magglio Ordonez
Only the most gorgeuos cleanup hitter the Detroit Tigers have ever had!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:48 PM
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50. Oh yeah!
I think he's a cutie too! :evilgrin:
I have a thang for Latin Men! :)

Ok, I feel a bit strange talking about men with Mrs. G's daughter. I think I'll stop now! :)
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:50 PM
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51. Latin Boys are the best...
dont worry everything I said here is the things Ive said to other people in front of her. Its actually her fault that I love him. She just had to point out that she was staring at me between plays.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:53 PM
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52. I agree
Latin Boys are the best!

I need to go give my boyfriend a hug. Hang on. :)
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:55 PM
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53. lol cheers to that...
nothing hotter than a venezuelan guy sweating in the outfield!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:57 PM
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54. One of the reasons why
I love sports! Hot sweaty men in tight uniforms! :evilgrin:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:59 PM
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55. Exactly...and supercool hats...
and a determined look of concentration but a tiny smile when they make the right play!
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progmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:23 PM
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19. they used to have "picture days" - all the players would come out
...and you could take their pics and (in some cases) get an autograph.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:56 PM
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25. They just had one about 3 weeks ago...
and I couldn't get tickets. :cry:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:47 PM
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20. In the past, have stood by where the players come out onto the field
And snag'em for an autograph while they go out to warm up. 'Course, you have to get there early and be one of the first in line to get into the park.
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 09:57 PM
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26. That's what I'm thinking...
I'll just act cute and polite and he won't be able to resist. :)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:08 PM
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27. and PURE...don't forget pure...
pull up your pants... pull down your shirt... wear a belt... ;) :hug:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:10 PM
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28. He already ackowledged that I existed....
so I think I was fine the way I was.



EEK....YOU'VE INFILTRATED!!!!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:11 PM
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30. I'VE infiltrated???
I'VE infiltrated??? :eyes:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:12 PM
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31. OK OK so I was the ORIGINAL infiltrator.....
but still...EEK
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:17 PM
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32. HAHA I got you.....
you have nothing to say to THAT!!!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:19 PM
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33. Go to bed.
:P
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:20 PM
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35. MAKE ME!!!!!
why you want me go to bed. I a baby who wants to stay up.. WAHHHHH!!!!!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:37 PM
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42. You a baby alright...
sigh...
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:38 PM
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44. Whatever....It what I do
I think we stink
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:10 PM
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56. GOTCHA AGAIN!!!!!
triple word score
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:18 PM
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57. ...or shameless self thread kick....
One is to wonder. :think:
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WannaBeGrumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:19 PM
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58. I AM OFFENDED THAT YOU WOULD SAY SUCH A THING !!!
ok maybe a little bit
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