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Re: The Good Morning Thread
« Reply #250 on: December 04, 2008, 06:57:54 am »
Good Morning Everyone,

For all of you who don't like your 50's and 60's weather, it's only 15 degrees here in Minnesota (double what it was yesterday).  And it's not even winter yet, brrrrr!

It was a slow commute this morning.  A truck overturned on the interstate - it was hauling pigs.  The poor little oinkers where running loose on the highway.  Only in Minnesota  :)


Hope everybody has a great day!

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #251 on: December 04, 2008, 07:36:13 am »
    Good Morning,

    It's a cold 46 degrees here in unsunny California.  For all you cold weather people laughing at me and preparing to throw your earmuffs my way, just remember that we get to 115 here in the heat of the summer so adjusting to the cold takes some getting used to.

    My Thanksgiving trip to Placerville went well.  My sister has a beautiful home on an acre and has a creek in her backyard.  I keep asking her to trade houses with me, but she just gives me her happy smile and doesn't say a word.

    Been busy trying to play catch-up now that I am back - so many things to do here.  Hubby is working in Newport News VA on a nuclear missile cruiser (he can't tell me which one yet) welding a launch tube missile bracket that broke.  He said the ship is full of Sailors <sailor says turning green with envy> and they are very nice to him and he gets to eat his meals with them.  Hubby is civilian but works for Navy.  He says they all look like little boys in uniform.

    His first day there, as he was going through the gated parking lot in his rental car, he had the Marines rush up to him with their guns drawn.  They got him out of the car, searched the car, ex-rayed the underside and then questioned him.  Yes, his car was a rental, no he didn't read the sign at the gate that told him to stop there and wait for the Marines to escort him to the ship.  Guess he won't forget to do that again.  They then proceeded to fill the windows of the car with a ton of stickers and  escort him to a parking lot and gave him a ride to the ship.

    Hope everyone is having a great day,

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #252 on: December 04, 2008, 07:41:29 am »
    Good Morning its 44 here in New York today. I am drinking a cup of gingerbread coffee.I have a Senseo one cup coffee maker.It takes small coffee pods. I have a pod maker so I can make my own. I also have a coffee grinder so I can grind up the beans.This time of year I order Gingerbread coffee, Eggnog and Pumpkin Spice coffee.

    I have a Senseo too and love it!!  I didn't know they made those flavors, though...yum.  I'll have to look for them.   I usually order the Columbian coffee pods.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #253 on: December 04, 2008, 07:45:26 am »
    I have a Senseo too and love it!!  I didn't know they made those flavors, though...yum.  I'll have to look for them.   I usually order the Columbian coffee pods.

    I did not get the pods from Senseo. I make my own pods. I have a pod maker. I buy the coffee beans from Nuts Online. I also have a coffee grinder. I grind the beans and make the pods.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #254 on: December 04, 2008, 08:24:37 am »
    Anne, those coffees sound yummy!

    Kim - had to laugh about the poor oinkers and only in Minnesoooota! LOL

    It's the whole way up to 52 already here in Annapolis. The high is supposed to be 51 today! LOL Not to shabby for this time of year.

    This morning I've done my volunteering stint at school, did my workout and am ready to get to work.

    Hope everyone has a great day! :)
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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #255 on: December 04, 2008, 08:43:09 am »
    Anne, those coffees sound yummy!

    Kim - had to laugh about the poor oinkers and only in Minnesoooota! LOL

    It's the whole way up to 52 already here in Annapolis. The high is supposed to be 51 today! LOL Not to shabby for this time of year.

    This morning I've done my volunteering stint at school, did my workout and am ready to get to work.

    Hope everyone has a great day! :)

    They are Yummy. It is nice having Gingerbread and  Eggnog coffee at Christmas time. Last year was the first time I ordered the coffee.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #256 on: December 04, 2008, 09:00:27 am »
    :) Good Morning!  :)
    I'm new here... got my Kindle on Monday. Spent a few hours reading last night... much easier to read on than a book!  :)

    It's in the upper 40's here in N. Texas and breezy. Not as windy as yesterday, thank goodness.

    All of this coffee talk makes me feel bad about my morning 1 cup of instant I make most days... except on weekends when we grind beans and have better coffee because Mr. KK makes it.  ;) I have a hair appt. at 1:00 today, so after that I might hit Starbucks across the street from the hair place and get something interesting. I heard their hot chocolate is really good.

    Need to start doing something productive... Have a good day one and all.

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #257 on: December 04, 2008, 10:24:12 am »
    :) Good Morning!  :)
    I'm new here... got my Kindle on Monday. Spent a few hours reading last night... much easier to read on than a book!  :)

    It's in the upper 40's here in N. Texas and breezy. Not as windy as yesterday, thank goodness.

    All of this coffee talk makes me feel bad about my morning 1 cup of instant I make most days... except on weekends when we grind beans and have better coffee because Mr. KK makes it.  ;) I have a hair appt. at 1:00 today, so after that I might hit Starbucks across the street from the hair place and get something interesting. I heard their hot chocolate is really good.

    Need to start doing something productive... Have a good day one and all.

    Starbucks has awesome holiday koffees. I love the Gingerbread Latte, they also have Pumpkin Spice, Eggnog and a couple I can't remember. I think I will treat myself in the morning.  :)

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #258 on: December 04, 2008, 10:31:35 am »
    Weather doesn't change much here.  The temp only varies a few degrees 80-84.  We have either sun, rain or vog (volcano smog).
    Yesterday we had vog.  Today the trade winds have picked up and it's sunny and beautiful.  

    It's 8:30am here.  Most of you are probably eating lunch.  Have a good afternoon. :)




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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #259 on: December 04, 2008, 11:52:49 am »
    I did not get the pods from Senseo. I make my own pods. I have a pod maker. I buy the coffee beans from Nuts Online. I also have a coffee grinder. I grind the beans and make the pods.

    Now I am intrigued!  A pod maker?  How cool!  Can you send me a link to where you got it?

    Up to 71 now!  :)  Showed off my Kindle today at lunch and think we'll be adding another Kindle lover to the group...

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #260 on: December 04, 2008, 11:55:40 am »
    Weather doesn't change much here.  The temp only varies a few degrees 80-84.  We have either sun, rain or vog (volcano smog).
    Yesterday we had vog.  Today the trade winds have picked up and it's sunny and beautiful.  

    It's 8:30am here.  Most of you are probably eating lunch.  Have a good afternoon. :)





    So... where are you and how do I get there?

    I'm a Minnesotan too (hi Kim!), living in the 'burbs NW of Minneapolis.  I'll have to check the paper for the news on the piggies!
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    « Reply #261 on: December 04, 2008, 12:08:33 pm »
    So... where are you and how do I get there?

    I'm living in Honolulu at the moment.  Hop on a plane and come on over.

    As I told Angel earlier...I only have one bed, you've got bring your air mattress. ;D


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    « Reply #262 on: December 04, 2008, 12:14:01 pm »
    I'm living in Honolulu at the moment.  Hop on a plane and come on over.

    As I told Angel earlier...I only have one bed, you've got bring your air mattress. ;D



    Love Hawaii, as you can tell from my picture.  Next time I'm that way we will have to meet.
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    « Reply #263 on: December 04, 2008, 12:14:51 pm »
    I'm living in Honolulu at the moment.  Hop on a plane and come on over.

    As I told Angel earlier...I only have one bed, you've got bring your air mattress. ;D



    I've got a hammock I like better!  <<<grabbing hammock and bathing suit and running to the door   ;D >>
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    « Reply #264 on: December 04, 2008, 12:24:33 pm »
    Love Hawaii, as you can tell from my picture.  Next time I'm that way we will have to meet.

    Sounds great, if you get here in the next 3 to 6 months.  Who knows where I'll be after that.  My husband does contract work and we move constantly.  This year, I have lived in Missoula, Mt; Tulsa, OK; Kihei, Maui, HI; and now Honolulu. 

    If you want to meet me, you've got to catch me first.  ;D

    I've got a hammock I like better!  <<<grabbing hammock and bathing suit and running to the door   ;D >>

    I'm living on the 22nd floor, so I don't think you will be putting that in my backyard.  I'm only 2 blocks from the beach, guess you can string up there.  You might have to fight the homeless people for it, though.


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    « Reply #265 on: December 04, 2008, 01:01:45 pm »
    Sounds great, if you get here in the next 3 to 6 months.  Who knows where I'll be after that.  My husband does contract work and we move constantly.  This year, I have lived in Missoula, Mt; Tulsa, OK; Kihei, Maui, HI; and now Honolulu. 

    If you want to meet me, you've got to catch me first.  ;D



    If I could afford it I'd be there now.  I'm hoping for the spring. :)
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    « Reply #266 on: December 04, 2008, 01:15:30 pm »
    If I could afford it I'd be there now.  I'm hoping for the spring. :)

    We might still be here. 

    DH's current contract expires the end of Feb.  The hospital has asked us to stay on until late May, but we haven't seen a contract, yet.  My mom is having some health problems.  That may determine if we stay or not. 
     

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #267 on: December 04, 2008, 01:20:07 pm »


    I'm living on the 22nd floor, so I don't think you will be putting that in my backyard.  I'm only 2 blocks from the beach, guess you can string up there.  You might have to fight the homeless people for it, though.



    Ahem... I'll just bring the air mattress, thanks.  Is the view from the 22nd floor awesome?  Or is it just like living in any other gorgeous tropical location... I mean city?
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    « Reply #268 on: December 04, 2008, 01:51:58 pm »
    Ahem... I'll just bring the air mattress, thanks.  Is the view from the 22nd floor awesome?  Or is it just like living in any other gorgeous tropical location... I mean city?

     :D :D :D

    I'm living in the far corner of Waikiki.  My windows are floor to ceiling and wall to wall.  From my bedroom window and side living room window, I can see the ocean...between the other high rises.    From my front living room window, I'm looking at Diamond Head.  If I look down and to the left, I see the Ala Wai Canal.

    I can't say much for the condo, it's clean but seen better days.  DH's company takes care of our housing and it's not up to their usual standards...but... the view is spectacular!


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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #269 on: December 04, 2008, 01:56:08 pm »
    I'm a Minnesotan too (hi Kim!), living in the 'burbs NW of Minneapolis.  I'll have to check the paper for the news on the piggies!

    Hey Songbird, It happened in Maple Grove.  Traffic was backed up forever, they closed I94 at Rogers.  I live in Rogers, where are you?

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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #270 on: December 04, 2008, 03:23:36 pm »
    :D :D :D

    I'm living in the far corner of Waikiki.  My windows are floor to ceiling and wall to wall.  From my bedroom window and side living room window, I can see the ocean...between the other high rises.    From my front living room window, I'm looking at Diamond Head.  If I look down and to the left, I see the Ala Wai Canal.

    I can't say much for the condo, it's clean but seen better days.  DH's company takes care of our housing and it's not up to their usual standards...but... the view is spectacular!


    DH and I took our vaca in Hawaii this year. We went in Feb and stayed in Waikiki at the Aloha Aqua Surf and had a wonderful time. We had great views too, even though we were looking between the other high rises. Waikiki is a very pretty place even though it's "big city". I loved Ala Wai Canal with the Library at the end...so picturesque and there was a puffer fish that would swim along with us when we walked along the canal. We ate at Ono's and had malasadas at Leonard's and had many, many plate lunches. Good times!  :D


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    « Reply #271 on: December 04, 2008, 03:46:14 pm »
    DH and I took our vaca in Hawaii this year. We went in Feb and stayed in Waikiki at the Aloha Aqua Surf and had a wonderful time. We had great views too, even though we were looking between the other high rises. Waikiki is a very pretty place even though it's "big city". I loved Ala Wai Canal with the Library at the end...so picturesque and there was a puffer fish that would swim along with us when we walked along the canal. We ate at Ono's and had malasadas at Leonard's and had many, many plate lunches. Good times!  :D

    I can almost hit the library with a rock, if tossed from my window and the wind is blowing the wrong direction. ;)

    Ate at Ono's last night.  I love that place. 

    I have stale malasadas from Leonard's in my kitchen right now.  Only eat them fresh otherwise, yuck. 

    I'm trying to get in the habit of a daily walk along the canal.  Haven't seen your puffer.  I would be feeding him if I did.


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    Re: The Good Morning Thread
    « Reply #272 on: December 04, 2008, 03:52:30 pm »
    Sigh!  :( Almost makes me want to sell my Kindle Joy just for the plane tickets! I hear the prices on ebay are really high now.  Ok, OK, just kidding. I would sooner sell a kid than Joy!


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    « Reply #273 on: December 04, 2008, 04:13:14 pm »
    Sigh!  :( Almost makes me want to sell my Kindle Joy just for the plane tickets! I hear the prices on ebay are really high now.  Ok, OK, just kidding. I would sooner sell a kid than Joy!

    It would be a looong plane ride without Joy. ;)

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    « Reply #274 on: December 04, 2008, 04:16:47 pm »
    I can almost hit the library with a rock, if tossed from my window and the wind is blowing the wrong direction. ;)

    Ate at Ono's last night.  I love that place. 

    I have stale malasadas from Leonard's in my kitchen right now.  Only eat them fresh otherwise, yuck. 

    I'm trying to get in the habit of a daily walk along the canal.  Haven't seen your puffer.  I would be feeding him if I did.



    Leonard's!!! So not fair.  My mouth is watering at the thought of it. (sniff) My entire immediate family went to Hawaii a couple of months back (several family events were happening: wedding, birthday, and so far) and I was the only one that didn't go, but they made it up to me. They got me a Kindle.

    It would be a looong plane ride without Joy. ;)

    Yes that would a long plane ride. I usually take a little something to help me sleep and just KO for the flight to Hawaii

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