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Mr Mies

Location:
USA - Washington


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posted: 27.09.2009 06:53

Back from the 2nd Annual Balls & Chain Tournament, a 1 day event to benefit the Casey McKern Pay It Forward Foundation. Casey broke his neck diving into Lk. Roosevelt a few years ago & they started this tournament to raise money for a wheelchair for him. Now his family & him have started a foundation to buy wheelchairs & things for other paraplegics. It\'s a mixed team tournament 1 man & 1 woman teams & bribes are excepted to handicap other teams, like making them only fish with the boat in reverse for the first hour, or last years winners use a Pink Barbie & Blue Batman pole.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 27.09.2009 01:22

Good morning all its a nice day here again ..hope all is well mr mies im still waiting on the pork please im starving really i am ..keep well all love lizxxx
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 26.09.2009 14:47

Hi patrica ah the little truckie are you sure it does not need to see bob..wink wink..hi phillis ah 4 year old its a nice time..have a good day with the little one..yes its good here we share a lot with each other a good laugh or sad but we try our best ..tat make it very good..im off to bed now as its coming up to midnight here in oz ..good night god bless all love lizxxxx
Patricia

Location:
USA - Florida


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posted: 26.09.2009 14:25

Mornin\'...

The sun is shining here, looks like a regular hot late summer Florida day.

Hey, Phillis. I know what you mean about getting lost in a good book...it\'s like a mini-vacation, isn\'t it? Yep, this GB (Guest Book) is like talking to your neighbors over the back fence...only it\'s an international back fence, with Ireland or Germany or Spain or Australia or Washington State or somewhere else on the other side.

OK, I\'m off to start the dreaded Saturday chores. I\'ve got to wash my little truckie, something is growing on the top of the cab again.

Y\'all be good, and have a nice weekend.

Pat
phillis





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posted: 26.09.2009 11:47

Had to share...



\"When I die, I want to go like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep---not screaming like his passengers did!\"



Morbidly funny, I thought.
phillis





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posted: 26.09.2009 11:41

Wow, five days gone from the site and I missed so many posts! You people are truly a joy to read...



I\'m struck by how similar we all are. Our phrasing and knowledge of singers and such. It truly is a small world.



Must confess I\'ve been lost in novels lately and not much time on the computer. Such fun to read of others\' vacations and real life activities.

Thank you all for your posts.



Today is the gym, tomorrow is grandson\'s birthday party. His 4th.



Wishing I had been in Barcelona. My parents loved it there...



Hugs to you all and happy weekend.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 26.09.2009 02:29

Good morning all ah mar thank you i spell how i talk and thats anough i think ..hey at least im not rude to anyone .tats shocking about your knee but think its got to get better ..ok ill post the red hat ladies tom you too..love lizxx
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:30

Well, I\'m off to answer some mails now, and the off to bed, I want to sleep well, I\'m tired and tomorrow will be a long and busy day, I hope! We\'ll be talking again soon. Take care and have all the fun you can, have a great weekend!!!!
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:27

Phillis, hello from Barcelona, I hope you\'ll have a great weekend in Texas, it must be funny to see a rodeo, isn’t it?

Athena, are you the same who used to talk to us some time ago? If so, welcome back! You’re right, shouldn’t Octoberfest happen in October?

Seán, Dermot, Sue, Gary, Jim, Marie, Eamon, María Asunción, Ellen, and everyone else I might be forgetting, I hope you\'re all ok and having fun
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:24

Mick, your paper is being sued for libel? Mmm, don’t let them knock you down!!!! \"Beef stew and dumplings for lunch with a coupla beers followed by a snooze…\" ---> that’s life, that’s liiiiiiiffffeee!!!!!!

Mike Ca, hello again, were them good musicians in that festival?

Mike from Colorado, thank you for telling us about the snow in your area, I must inform you that we’re having some lovely and sunny “late-summer” days here in Barcelona, where everybody is welcome to enjoy the last warm days this year, I’m afraid
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:22

Treasa, I understand you soooooo well, I first was in NY last year in June, and then again last June this year, and I still have the images of the city, and specially of the 5th Avenue and of Times Square frozen in my head every now and then, I love it sooo much!!! Please, send me your best pictures there, I’d love sooo much to see them! And you have a new cousin all of a sudden, it must be great, you must have sooo many things to tell to each other, congratulations, friend! It’s true, I was also surprised about Sarah celebrating Christmas in October, but when she explained it, I thought it was such a great idea! We all miss Sarah so much…
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:22

Annette, Arthur’s Day party? It was also the “Mercé” day in Barcelona, which means “Santa Maria the Merciful”, Barcelona’s patron and protector, so Barcelona was sooo full of parties, funny activities, free museums, free open air concerts, fireworks, etc, etc, a huge party from yesterday to Sunday, the best time of the year in Barcelona! I completely agree, NO SNOW YET, PLEASE!!!

Steph, you don’t like the sun? Then don’t come here, luckily for me, it’s sooo sunny and hot here, and I know I’m going to miss it so much soon… I see you’re busy busy with your papers, not tooooo busy, I hope…
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:20

Pat, Bruce Springsteen and Ray Charles, two of my favourite singers, such a nice day yesterday!!! I hope your daughter will get rid of those fires soon, and that your grandgirls will start to win their matches also soon

Mr.Mies, 2 hours in the middle of 6 or 7 bull elk? Wow, that must be scaring, I’m looking forward to see pictures soon… I’m glad to know you arrived home safe I hope you and Mies are enjoying your holiday in Montana, you must be seeing such nice places… and eating in an italian restaurant? My favourite! Give Mies a kiss from me, please
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:19

Webbie, thank you so much for the story of the taxi driver, it\'s sad but tender, thank you very much And thank you soooo much for the videos with Bruce Springsteen, I used to love him since I first heard “Hungry Heart”, but after I saw him alive in August 1st… I adore him!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BRUCE!!!

Liz, I must tell you, I love the way you spell, it’s funny and entertaining, keep it up, love! Great to know that duststorm was nothing serious A huge kiss for Reghan and Sean What’s a “red hat lunch”? Was everybody wearing a red hat while eating? Do you have pictures of it?
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:16

Well, these are my movements lately in Barcelona lately, I hope I didn’t get you bored… If so, I’m sorry… I hope you’re all ok and starting a wonderful weekend. I’ve been taking a look at the last pictures in the POD and they’re all so nice, congratulations to the photographers. By the way, Webbie, soon I\'ll be sending you some pictures that you might like to show in Cam-5, just in case... And now, my personal messages to you all !
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:15

And finally I saw a splendid fireworks show in the beach. It was a pity that I had to work today, because otherwise I would have enjoyed some of the open air concerts all along the city (over a dozen of them!). Today I didn’t go anywhere because my knee and the rest of my body was a bit tired, but tomorrow I plan to visit the Royal Palace in Barcelona (open to the public only tomorrow) and maybe some other museum (free again), then in the afternoon I’ll go to see a Flamenco female Dancer, Sara Baras, dancing “Carmen”, and then in the night more fireworks and maybe some concert, I hope. I just hope it’ll sunny and warm again, we’ll see… By the way, I’ll be sending you loads of pictures soon, I promise, ok?
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:15

I saw the “Castellers”, which is simply amazing: groups of many people who manage to build a “human castle” in the shape on a tower, some of them really high, only with their physical bodies, even children take part, in fact children create the “roof” if the tower, dangerous and thrilling; I also saw a wonderful exhibition about Tuthankhamon (wonderful!!!) and the Maritim Museum full of really old ships, boats, sailing elements, … (yesterday many Museums had free entrance), and then, after eating a delicious ice-cream, I went to a big park where they had many interesting and entertaining activities about Asia: Chinese dragons, people from several Asian countries teaching how to write in their complicated calligraphies; the best one was when two attractive young Indian men taught us how to dance Bollywood dances, it was sooo funny!!!!
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:14

Oh, I miss my bike soooo much!!!! Apart of this, I can make a more or less normal life, I keep having fun, going and coming back everywhere, because I’m not going to let this event to prevent me from living my life, nothing’s going to stop me, haaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

2) talking about parties: yesterday was the “Mercé” day, which means the festivity of Saint Mary the Merciful, the saint patron of Barcelona, and the city if FULLLLL of parties everywhere!!! Yesterday it was simply great: it was sunny and warm, and I saw the “Dance of the Giants”, with old figures of medieval and more modern giants “dancing” along some old streets to the rhythm of the musicians;
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:13

Of course, my reaction was: “Couldn’t your colleague have told me so 6 months ago????? I’ve lost 6 months, the whole spring and the whole summer!!! “. His reaction was to admit his colleague’s mistake and to give me a report for the rheumatologist… So, last Tuesday I visited a polite young female rheumatologist, she told me to have blood and synovial liquid tests, and I’ll have to visit her again on October’s first days, and she’ll decide what to do then, probably some infiltrations on my knee, I’ll told you then. What both doctors made me understand is that I have a chronical problem that will be repeated every few years (it happened 5 years ago and now again, and it’ll be happening like this for the rest of my life…), so I’ll have to make a good use of my healthy periods, I guess….
Mar





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:12

Well, the new one told me that he won’t operate my knee because it’s a very hard and complicated operation with just a few amount of possibilities of success, and he explained to me how to make this operation, and I agree: I don’t want to go through this complicated and useless operation. The frustration came when I asked him what we would do now (after 6 months with pain and suffering) and he told me: “Well, actually, as in this case only the textures (muscles and cartilagues) are affected and not the bones themselves, this is not a case for a traumatologist, you should visit a rheumatologist”.
Mar is back!





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posted: 25.09.2009 22:12

Hello everyone, how are you all lately, friends?. Sorry I’ve been absent so long, I’ve been busy going from one doctor to another, and also having fun, I explain (it’ll be a looooooong loooooong text, I’m afraid):

1) health: I went to the super-expert traumatologist who apparently was going to operate my knee with a very simple, easy and successful operation (according to the previous colleague traumatologist who has been watching my knee for almost 6 months).
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 25.09.2009 11:52

Hi webbie thats very sad but nice ..thank you..im off to bed now good night god bless all ..love lizxxxx
Webbie

Location:
Ireland


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posted: 25.09.2009 09:31

A nice little read
  
Webmaster-Comment:

I arrived at the address where someone had requested a taxi. I honked but no one came out. I honked again, nothing. So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.

After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940s movie.

By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets..

There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard box filled with photos and glassware.

'Would you carry my bag out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, and then returned to assist the woman.

She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.

She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I told her. 'I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother treated'..
'Oh, you're such a good boy', she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address, and then asked, 'Could you drive through downtown?'

'It's not the shortest way,' I answered quickly.
'Oh, I don't mind,' she said. 'I'm in no hurry. I'm on my way to a hospice'.

I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening.. 'I don't have any family left,' she continued. 'The doctor says I don't have very long.' I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.

'What route would you like me to take?' I asked.

For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.

We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds. She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.

Sometimes she'd ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.

As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, 'I'm tired. Let's go now'

We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.

Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move. They must have been expecting her.

I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.

'How much do I owe you?' she asked, reaching into her purse.
'Nothing,' I said

'You have to make a living,' she answered.

'There are other passengers,' I responded.

Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She held onto me tightly.

'You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,' she said.

'Thank you.'

I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light. Behind me, a door shut. It was the sound of the closing of a life.
I didn't pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day, I could hardly talk. What if that woman had gotten an angry driver, or one who was impatient to end his shift?
What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don't think that I have done anything more important in my life..


We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.


But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.
PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, BUT THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.
elizabeth connolly

Location:
Australia


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posted: 25.09.2009 04:14

dont worry jack when im in perth again imnot contacting you again i want to injoy myself ..there ..as for the real people of the world we all come from the same god..so i dont think it matters who or what we are what ever you say you know as much as everyone elce ..for you.thats not a lot..your just a bag of wind..lizxx
ACK1

Location:
Australia


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posted: 25.09.2009 04:02

great high speed shot DEE most be a very fast shutter speed on the camera well done