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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:42 AM
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I just got back from India, anything happened here while i was gone?
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:50 AM
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1. Glad you guys are back safe and sound. n/t
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:33 PM
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48. thanks marrah
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:50 AM
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2. LIONESS! You're all right!
Thank God! :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:53 AM
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3. Were you all anywhere near Mumbai?
Glad you are back safely!
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:55 AM
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4. no, we were across the coast in kolkata
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 09:59 AM
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5. Hillary is SoS!!!
Heads explode...

:bounce:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:03 AM
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6. hillary exists. heads explode!
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:04 AM
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8. Well, naturally.
But now she's on the cabinet.

I hope your trip was fantastic. You were missed. :hug:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:05 AM
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9. i missed you too!
:hug:
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:04 AM
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7. I think every day, people lamented the failure of the Obama administration
Edited on Mon Dec-01-08 10:04 AM by NewJeffCT
in some very heated threads in GDP. Lots of anger and people losing their tempers, etc.

So, nothing unusual.

Welcome back, though!
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Inchworm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:06 AM
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10. Yay!
Was hoping to see a post from you :)

:hug:
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IndianaJones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:07 AM
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11. how long a flight is that? nt.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:17 AM
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12. 10.5 hrs from india to london. 7.5 hours from london to kolkata. nt
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:22 AM
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23. you flew British or Virgin Atlantic
:hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:34 AM
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27. british airways. nt
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:21 AM
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13. Just the usual.
Snark, snark and more snark.

Oh and Thom got his PC! But you know that. :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:26 AM
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14. yeah i read that yesterday evening. logged in for about a half hour.
:)
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:31 AM
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15. I also asked this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And wouldn't mind hearing your preference, if you're inclined to answer. Feel free to PM me instead of kicking it. :)
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Ava Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:32 AM
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16. welcome back
:hi:
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:33 AM
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17. Did you have a nice time? What did Lisa think of it all? OH...
where are pics? :D :hug: :hi:
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:33 AM
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18. You missed a lot of threads where people talked about you
They were all deleted by the Mods
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 10:45 AM
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19. LOL
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:05 AM
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20. welcome back! i thought you were in Calcutta, silly me.
now back to my quiet lurking.... :hug: :hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:13 AM
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21. i was in kolkata/calbutta.
:)
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:19 AM
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22. lol...close.nt
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:23 AM
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25. they changed all the names a while ago to un-anglicize them
ironically the country has gotten americanized as they have tried to un-anglicize
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:42 AM
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30. I never knew Mumbai was Bombay until this incident. nt
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:46 AM
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32. China did that as well a while back
Beijing used to be Peking, Nanjing used to be Nanking, Guangzhou used to be Canton, etc. Shanghai is still Shanghai, though.

and, they've become more Westernized there as well.

How have they become more Americanized in India?
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:48 AM
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fast food. malls. western cars. mtv. night clubs
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:57 AM
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37. I watched WALLE twice yesterday and loved the anti-corporate, anti-consumerism theme
as the root of all of our troubles (the obvious selfishness which allows it to prosper as well). Such things have created the Bush family. I hope that India may completely avoid the negativity inherent in capitalism/consumerism.

Glad you had a good trip.

BTW, Barack Obama spent some time at a food bank passing out food, asking people to simply call him "Barack". This alone, even before he gets into office, has given more to the people of the country and its new direction than Bush has done in his entire life. Barack is quietly leading by example...it's quite exciting as this -must- build into something wonderful.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 12:03 PM
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38. That wasn't there on your last trip to India?
Weren't you there only a few years ago?

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 12:06 PM
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39. yup, just moreso.
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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 12:13 PM
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41. Do you feel out of place at all?
and, do you think you get noticed as different because you've lived in the US for a while now?

When we went to China last summer, my wife got complimented on her Chinese - I guess because she doesn't look like she grew up there anymore.
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 12:06 PM
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40. yup, just moreso.
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:48 AM
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34. your typo in " Calcutta"(you wrote CalButta) further confused me!
:rofl:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:49 AM
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35. lol
:rofl:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:22 AM
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24. Welcome Back!
:hi: :hug:

How was your trip?
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:29 AM
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26. I am so glad you are back and you are safe.
:hug:
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:42 AM
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28. Um, photos?
:shrug:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:44 AM
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31. very soon. maybe tonight or tomorrow
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:46 AM
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33. Welcome home.
:party:
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:42 AM
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29. People freaked out over trivial bullshit (and the occasional non-trivial matter).
Edited on Mon Dec-01-08 11:42 AM by ZombieNixon
The usual. :)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 11:50 AM
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36. I had a co-worker who was staying at that hotel but left 15 minutes before the bombing
:scared:
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JackBeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:12 PM
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42. SCOTUS appointed McCain President. Didn't you hear?
Glad to hear you made it home safe. Did the two of you have a good time?
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:17 PM
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43. yeah we did! very tired now though
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:18 PM
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44. Nothing much. Just some of us missin' you.
Welcome back, Pri. :hug: :hug:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:24 PM
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45. thank you!
:hug:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:29 PM
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46. Glad You're Back!
I was a tad worried there: didn't realize you were on the other side of India.

Same old/same old here. Oh yeah: Wal-Mart shoppers are animals who kill people :sarcasm:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:32 PM
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47. i do think wal mart execs are animals preying on the poor
not the shoppers though

thank you for worrying about me
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:43 PM
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50. Amen. eom
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 01:42 PM
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49. So what's doing in Kolkata?
I read a Nat'l Geo article on it a few months ago that, for once, actually focused on stuff other than the extreme poverty, for instance, its stature as an intellectual capital. Any thoughts?
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:14 PM
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51. China declared me mentally ill.
Apparently, they now classify my extreme love for computers and the internet as an "addiction." Those Chinese and their attempts to thwart my bid to live IN the internet permanently. :eyes: What will they dream up next? Now, I must implement counter measures to make sure they never find me, put me in a straight jacket and keep me from my beloved internet. So far, so good. :yoiks:

Glad you are back safe and sound. :hug:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:28 PM
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53. LOL
:rofl:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:28 PM
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52. Welcome back!
:hug:

When you have some time I'd love to get together with you can catch up. :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:35 PM
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57. ty. i would like to as well.
:)
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:30 PM
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54. Glad you made it back ok. Do you have pics?
Hope you'll share some of your experiences with us. :hi:
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:42 PM
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59. i will post some
and put up albums on facebook
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:59 PM
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61. Facebook....facebook???
Nooooooo...... I don't have a facebook account. :-(
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 04:00 PM
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62. will post some here too.
just for you
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 04:03 PM
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63. Aww... thank you
:hug:
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:33 PM
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55. i shore did miss yer luvin baby
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:40 PM
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58. ...
:P
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:35 PM
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56. .
:hug:

I'm glad you're home.

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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 03:43 PM
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60. thank you.
:hug:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 04:04 PM
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64. Welcome home.
Hope you had a nice time. :)
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 04:05 PM
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65. i did. i hear that you are a proud texan now? Congratulations!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 04:07 PM
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66. Thanks...
I'm still here in Michigan but at least I'm up to owning the house. :D
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 06:15 PM
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67. Depending on when you left you missed a pretty good flame war over shopping carts.
:eyes:

Other than that, not much happened. Welcome back.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-01-08 06:24 PM
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68. Welcome home!
I guess I didn't realize you were going. I was wondering why I hadn't seen you around.

I don't have facebook, either, but will look forward to whatever pics you post here, too. :hi:
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