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Postby Anblick » Thu May 26, 2005 8:49 pm

Does that mean I have to be quiet if I visit?
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 26, 2005 9:08 pm

No, it means he'll let you do the talking. He's tricky!
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Postby Anblick » Thu May 26, 2005 9:12 pm

Hmm, but if I'm naturally shy and quiet, too, won't that be boring for all of us?
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Postby Mlou » Fri May 27, 2005 12:25 pm

Well....the cat usually has something to say.
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 30, 2005 3:07 pm

Little Timmy was bubbling with excitement. He’d been talking about the night’s upcoming events all day long. Tonight was going to be his first trick-or-treating, and he simply couldn’t hold back his excitement as he was forced to wait until the day got a little darker.

Mike looked on with pride as his son paraded around in his Halloween costume. It was a cloth outfit that covered his whole body except his face. It made him look like a tiger walking on his hind legs, complete with tail. Well, actually, it looked like a kid in a tiger costume, but parents never really see things as they really are.

Timmy’s tension and excitement grew all day long. Mike couldn’t even get Timmy to eat much, since he was “saving room” for all the candy he figured to accumulate that night.

Finally, the sun began to go down, darkening the skies just enough for Timmy’s first ever trip trick-or-treating. He was so excited, he was practically walking on his tip-toes.

He pulled at Mike until he got off the couch, then put his hand inside his father’s and they walked down to the far end of the street. Mike explained to him that this way, there would be less time from the last house to being able to eat some of the candy. Timmy couldn’t wait, and began to pull at Mike’s arm toward the door.

They walked up to the door, and Mike released Timmy’s hand to ring the doorbell. Suddenly, Timmy became nervous. He didn’t know the people who lived here. What if they were monsters or something? What if they were bad guys? Suddenly Timmy was actually scared.

Mike rung the doorbell, and waited patiently for the door to open. When it finally did, the person behind the door spoke, “Yes?”

Mike looked around. Timmy was gone. He glance frantically from side to side, only to see a figure with a tail running as fast as possible back towards the house. A smile grew across his face and he replied, “Trick or Treat?” Then burst out laughing. “It looks like he wasn’t quite ready enough after all!” Then pointed at the small figure down the street.
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 30, 2005 8:55 pm

Is this "little Timmy" anyone we know?? :twisted:
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 30, 2005 8:56 pm

Maybe... And he might have only been 11 months old at the time!
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 30, 2005 9:08 pm

And walking already. I always knew if I had a grandson he'd be precocious!
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 30, 2005 9:12 pm

I haven't 100% confirmed the age, but am 95% sure of it, if my dad [Mike] would e-mail me back, I'd know for sure. I know it was my first time, and being born on 30 Nov, it seems right given what I know of my development (age walked, age ate solid food, etc). The other case (23 mos) seems off too far...
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Postby Mlou » Mon May 30, 2005 9:15 pm

Age when knuckles stopped dragging on the floor?
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Postby Anblick » Mon May 30, 2005 9:22 pm

Argggh! Now I have to tear my place apart looking for my baby book! I can't find it anywhere! If memory serves, I was walking at 8 mos. I was eating solid food (ok, maybe not totally solid, but no longer only milk) at 2-3 mos...
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Postby DimMak » Tue May 31, 2005 1:24 am

That's way toooo early to be eating solid food...maybe you were eating mashed up/ pureed veggies and such...?
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 31, 2005 10:09 am

Yeah, it was "cereal" veggies came about a month later...
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 31, 2005 1:00 pm

Don't you think it's kind of sad, the fact that we start out with pureed gunk and...if we live long enough...that's what we end up with??
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Postby DimMak » Tue May 31, 2005 3:35 pm

At least Beer (and coffee for some) is a liquid! ...for when you are old, not to give to the kids...just in case you were confused by my statement.
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Postby Mlou » Tue May 31, 2005 6:34 pm

Actually, my brother in law (as a baby) had to be given porter (dr.'s orders) to help him survive.
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Postby Anblick » Tue May 31, 2005 6:45 pm

My parent's didn't drink, but had a small bottle of whiskey for helping put ailing kids to sleep during particularly troublesome times.
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:04 pm

Staring at a whirlwind of misery and strife
Fighting back the thoughts of doom
Hoping for anything better
But seeing there's more decline
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:06 pm

When one does bad
They punish the whole
When one could do wrong
They bring the hammer down
When one does good
They punch him in the gut
If he tries to rise
They kick and stomp some more
Yet he knows that not to try
Brings only certain death
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:27 pm

Feeling just a tad depressed, are we?
Do you think "that not to try" reads smoother?
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:31 pm

Mlou wrote:Feeling just a tad depressed, are we?
Do you think "that not to try" reads smoother?


Oh, you have no idea.

And yes, so I changed it above...
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:34 pm

blick, I will give you...for free...the line that I recite to myself when I get to the brink about anything: None of this will matter in 100 years.
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:39 pm

Mlou wrote:blick, I will give you...for free...the line that I recite to myself when I get to the brink about anything: None of this will matter in 100 years.


Oh, trust, me, I know that, but saying it doesn't stop the avalanche being shoved towards me and make my life easier...
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:43 pm

Maybe the avalanche will uncover a hitherto lost gold mine entrance. (And stop hiding :-D )
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Postby Anblick » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:46 pm

(I need to be hiding for a while...)

And yeah, but it'll be a while before we can venture into the path to explore what the avalance has uncovered...

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