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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:38 PM
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Grand day. Saw Hillary in Scranton and had a great meal at the Olive Garden.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:38 PM
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1. Oh, Yer Gonna Get It
..
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:39 PM
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2. I'll hang back...
:D :hi:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:40 PM
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5. Awfully Sportin' of You
:hi:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 PM
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56. Hello, rug... thanks for the photos of my home state -- Pennsylvania!
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:40 PM
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3. Snack time!
:popcorn:
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:50 PM
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52. Hi XemaSab! Hey, if they add POPCORN to the menu at the OG, it would SENSATIONAL!
We have an Ace Hardware store here that gives you a small but delicious bag of popcorn when you're shopping for PAINT and TOOLS.


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Thurston Howell III Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:03 AM
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69. Move over.
Thanks. :popcorn:
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:40 PM
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4. What is it about the Olive Garden?
I had DUers refer me to an Olive Garden in Times Square when I inquired on where to eat :rofl:

I could really go for their salad and breadsticks right now though.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:43 PM
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9. They give you hallucinogens for an appetizer...
...and the rest of the meal is like "whoa - serious munchies!"
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 PM
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18. Yikes - great authentic Italian restaurants all around you.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:55 PM
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20. I stayed in Dickson City outside Scranton last night. It was that or Fresno's.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:57 PM
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22. Mama Leone's
I know, they closed a long time ago. But have had some other great Italian food in NYC.
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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:52 PM
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54. Proud and true, I organized the original OG protest at Times Square...
Next time we go to Times Square with tickets for a 2 PM curtain for a matinee, I'll probably eat there again!

Cordially.

Radio Lady in Oregon
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:41 PM
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6. ****come see these photos of here in the parade. please.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:43 PM
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8. Great pics. I also learned that alcohol does not improve the temperament of Obama supporters.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:45 PM
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12. why?--did they show up?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:51 PM
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17. Their HQ is one block down Wyoming Avenue from Hillary's.
Hillary had by far the most supporters.

Some Obama supporters tried to block the larger Hillary signs in front of Steamtown Mall. At least nine were arrested for drinking before the parade started. As the day wore on there were fewer of them but many were getting loud and obnoxious. A couple stuck Obama stickers on Hillary signs as they passed. There were a few ugly moments but nothing like 10 minutes in GDP.
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avrdream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:03 PM
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29. Yeah, ten minutes here can put hair on your chest!
Regarding the OP: Olive Garden - always did love their breadsticks, salad, and that cheese grater thing. The wine sucked, though.
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sueragingroz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:14 AM
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71. I was never a fan of the pasta... never quite got the appeal... most of them closed down in Canada
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:13 PM
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34. i am glad they got carted off--and that you are safe. glad you had a grand day"
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Kittycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:16 PM
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39. I hear Obama is going to be there ON St. Patty's Day.
I also read that he was above the fold in the paper today. :)
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM
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43. He's supposed to be at the Radisson in Scranton Monday.
I expect there will be many headlines involving him.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:00 PM
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68. OH, that nice Irish gentleman, Brock O'Bama?
:rofl:
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:48 PM
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51. LOL, "nothing like 10 minutes...."

DUzy

Clinton supporter of Irish background here --- all is forgiven for this occasion!
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:54 PM
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19. Ah! generally true of most partisans
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 05:55 PM by JoFerret
Glad you had a great day.
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juajen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:41 PM
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7. That's marvelous ducky! I am so, so jealous.
How'd she look? Tell me all.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:46 PM
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14. She looked great. Strong and confident. Walked the whole way shaking lots of hands.
She was almost mobbed at the reviewing stand in front of the Lackawanna County Courthouse.

I almost missed seeing her because my 6 year old daughter had to go to the bathroom (after 3 hours) about 10 minutes before she got to our spot.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:48 PM
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16. glad for you and your daughter.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:43 PM
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10. Is that possible?
I am having a hard time reconciling "great meal" and "Olive Garden".
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Madam Mossfern Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:48 PM
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15. My thoughts exactly
I'm glad I read the entire thread before I posted.
Disclaimer: The above is NOT a political statement.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:57 PM
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24. Nothing wrong with the OG
Beats having to cook dinner after a parade any day.

Except when you are in NYC and -as the earlier poster said - surrounded by great Italian restaurants.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:02 PM
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28. Except I was in Scranton, PA. Nevertheless a good meal.
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:06 PM
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31. Cheers!
.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:45 PM
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11. were you at the parade?
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:46 PM
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13. hahaha!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:55 PM
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21. Olive Garden is good....
...howver, eating and seeing Hillary in one day? :puke:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:57 PM
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23. If it makes you feel better I has a latte while I was waiting for the parade to start.
:hi:
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 05:59 PM
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25. Take that foodie!
(I like lattes too. But not at $3 plus.)
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:00 PM
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26. Did you eat fried chicken while breast feeding and talking about...
a fat actress?
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:21 AM
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72. Nah, she was just admiring the woodcarvings
:hide:
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kwenu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:00 PM
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27. Did she have her tax returns with her!!!!
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:04 PM
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30. Even better, she was carrying Vince Foster's head on a pike.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 06:05 PM by rug
And still managed to shake hands.
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:14 PM
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35. Bwahahahaha! She's one talented lady.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:14 PM
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36. chuckle!!
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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:15 PM
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37. How many kittens did she strangle?
.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:22 PM
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45. I heard she kicked a newborn puppy down the street like a soccer ball for the entire route.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:51 PM
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53. Man, you are on tonight!
:rofl:
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IdClaire Donating Member (120 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:12 PM
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32. sounds like an awesome day to me!
And I mean that!
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goldcanyonaz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:13 PM
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33. I f'ing LOVE the Olive Garden. What did you have?
Love Hillary too. But, what did you have?
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:17 PM
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40. I'd tell you what we all had but this forum is not the place for controversy.
(chicken & gnocchi)
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:37 PM
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48. Gnocchi with out meatballs?
That's just Wrong and makes No sense. Hence your Hillary support.
nuff said.
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OnceUponTimeOnTheNet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:15 PM
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38. I'm jealous, I've never eaten at an Olive Garden.
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 06:27 PM by OnceUponTimeOnTheNet
You can keep Senator Clinton thou, I sure don't want her. :P
Glad you had a Grand Day reguardless!
i think the nearest OG is a 8 hour round trip for me. Gotta go check...

edit to add Duluth has one, that would be a 5 hour round trip for me. Next time I go Duluth for Sams Club stuff, I have got to find this Olive Garden to try.
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Yurovsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:19 PM
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41. Mmmm ... Olive Garden!
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TexasLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM
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42. Mmmm their bruschetta
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM
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44. There is no such thing as edible- let alone great- food at an Olive
Garden or an such chain. They serve vile ersatz food pumped with nasty chemicals. I ate there once. Yuck.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:24 PM
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46. Now cali, just because all milk-based food curdles when placed before you, it's no reason to dis OG.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:39 PM
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49. I'm a food snob. I believe in eating local as much as possible
Today I had a fantastic meal in little Barre VT at a place that serves mostly VT products. I don't do chain restaurants. No McDonalds, no Olive Garden, it's all crap. Eat local. Shop local. I don't even remember the last time I set foot in a chain store or restaurant.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:53 PM
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55. Uh oh, sounds like a case of gnocci-envy.

:evilgrin:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:44 PM
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58. nope. I make my own.
It's not hard at all.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:26 PM
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64. LOL, had some tonight.

Potato. Told the grandkids they were Irish this time. :hi:
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Adelante Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:46 PM
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59. Thank you
I was wondering if the world had changed this much.
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shayes51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:31 PM
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47. Wish I could have been there.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:44 PM
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50. Me, too.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:54 PM
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57. Looks like you had a good day for the parade. I like to go to Lenox to Bingham's Restaurant...
they do all their own baking on premises. Check it out!
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Hoof Hearted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:48 PM
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60. I had some Hunan tonight. I watched footage of Scranton, though she looked great.
Very happy and relaxed. She's really starting to shine. I'm sure she realizes it's all over for him now.

Yeah, a Grand day indeed.
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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 08:50 PM
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61. Did She Really Get Mooned When They Marched Past Dunder-Mifflin?
:wow:
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:25 PM
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63. I thought I recognized your face!
:hi:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:23 PM
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62. We have the Photographic Evidence!!! Series!!!!1!!!!111!! This is HUGH!!!!!
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:31 PM
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65. She's terrific, isn't she? there's something about her confidence and ability to connect.


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Joe the Revelator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:35 PM
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66. It doesn't suprise me at all that hillary supporters eat at the Olive Garden
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Redstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:28 PM
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67. Was she breastfeeding?
Redstone
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Thurston Howell III Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-16-08 12:11 AM
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70. I heard they found Jimmy Hoffa in a storage compartment in the
campaign's jet.
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