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  • Birthday 10/28/1956

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  1. Who is the best doctor?

    Yep - sorta saw that one coming, lol. Actually, I saw it coming in 2008 !
  2. A Christmas Song for everyone

    First of all - the babies is pretty funny if not a little scary. I think I am in that one, but am not sure its me lol. The Koach_Sonic and grandkids REALLY had me laughing since I knew who they were ... good job and thanks for the entertainment! BRAVO.
  3. What is your personality?

    Fun topic. My result was an ENFJ. I have no idea if this is what it was years ago when I took Myers Briggs, but - to throw a little wrench in this thread - I think the %'s that are displayed are important. Mine seem much more balanced today than 20 years ago - woo hoo. This shows (I think) how I'm mellowing and balancing out in my golden years. So - here they are: Extraverted Intuitive Feeling Judging Strength of the preferences % 11 25 38 22
  4. Happy Birthday grip!

    Thanks for the birthday wishes. Hope to see you soon.
  5. Happy Birthday, Stormy !

    Hope you have a GREAT day !!! (which may include not watching the news or the stockmarket lol) and hope to see you soon
  6. GrandsonMario and KoachSonic

    THAT is the GREATEST picture - I have laughed until I cried. Great character likeness with Mario and ... well the Blue Headed Sonic looks a little like the 2011 fashion version of the 'tin foil hat'. Great Fun - thanks for sharing !!
  7. 9/11 : Where were you when ...

    grip's 9/11 story: I had an early morning Dentist appt and as I was paying, one of the office assistants hung up the phone and said "I just heard a plane flew into the World Trade Center". That was my first awareness. I heard a bit more on the car radio on the 10 minute drive back to work. As I walked back to my office, I noticed our security guards were gathered in a conference room and as I poked my head in I saw their faces glued to a TV screen in the corner, watching the second plane hit the other WTC Tower. As other co-workers heard about the news, the conference room was soon packed. Shock and Tears turned to more immediate fears with the news of the Pentagon attack (30 miles away) and spouses/friends that worked there. Following the collapse of the Towers, I was involved in accounting for our employees and whether any were at meetings at the Pentagon. Many people were leaving to pull their kids out of school. My daughters were both in High School and I made the decision to let them have whatever precious moments of unawareness they might yet have and experience news of the disaster with their peers and teachers. At 2:00pm I went to pick them up, and allowed my eldest daughter who had her learners permit to drive, saying we would discuss the events at home. However, while making a left hand turn, we were T-Boned by another vehicle which launched our vehicle airborne. So - in the middle of a tragic day for our country with, as yet, inconceivable loss of life, my daughters and I lay bumped, bruised and only slightly bloody, in the circumference of our own abrupt crisis. We were sent to the emergency room to be checked out (our vehicle was totalled), and spent hours at the hospital watching the additional reports and replays experiencing grief and sorrow for the victims, their families, friends, loved ones at the same time feeling such gratitude that the 3 of us were ok (the accident really could have been so much worse!). I think we finally got home (after being released and a friend giving us a ride) about 7pm. We lived in Northern Virginia and I was age 44, my daughters aged 14 and 16, when our world changed forever on 09/11/01.
  8. Ten years and Ten Zillion tears later ... there are so many stories to tell. I thought it would be interesting if we had a thread for us to share our own stories of where you were, what you were doing 'that day', when a line of demarcation was drawn in our world and history. (I'll add mine in the morning). Thanks in advance for contributing!
  9. Irene

    Just checking back in before sleep. All is ok except, ironically, lost Internet access late tonight. Am posting from an iPad which is very difficult (one finger) to type on. Tomorrow we get to see what "the day after" brings, and I get to worry about my daughters in NYC. Thanks for the well wishes and I hope for the well being and safety of anyone else that has to deal with this.
  10. Irene

    I'm sure I am not the only 'east coaster' on koach.com and would be interested in others checking in to say how they are making out with this monster hurricane. Personally, I am at my parents home on Chesapeake Bay today - not terribly far from Norfolk. It has been a VERY long day, but so far - so good. We anticipate the high tide tonight about 9pm to bring the greatest surge and challenge in terms of high water. Lucky with power so far, a few brownouts and just moments of complete loss, but amazingly - not a prolonged outage. The injuries and fatalities I have heard about have (except in 1 case) all involved people that are out and trees fall on them or their cars or other debris has caused a tragedy. Don't GO OUT if you DON'T HAVE TO !!! You just cannot guess or react quickly enough if mother nature has other plans. One fatality was a young child who was speared by a tree that fell through his family's 2nd story apartment. Anyway EASTERNERS ... if you are affected, please let us know how you are doing ! grip
  11. Please join us at 8:30 PM (eastern daylight savings time) on Saturday, August 6th to discuss the short story: "Blood Pressure" by Damon Runyon. The story can be found at this website: http://www.daily-pulp.com/literature/blood-pressure/ Meeting place: #Readers_Corner. WebChat Users: http://www.koach.com...3readers_corner ; IRC users: /server -m chat3.koach.com -j #readers_corner 6667 Hope to see you there ! grip ipb.global.registerReputation( 'rep_post_4435', { domLikeStripId: 'like_post_4435', app: 'forums', type: 'pid', typeid: '4435' }, parseInt('') );
  12. Ditto to all of the above from me too ThinkRusty87 ... my best to you. (Just missed you in KWS to tell you in person).
  13. Please join us at 8:30 PM (eastern daylight savings time) on Saturday, July 27th to discuss the short story "The Use of Force" by Willam Carlos Williams. The story can be found at this website: http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/force.html Meeting place: #Readers_Corner. WebChat Users: http://www.koach.com...3readers_corner ; IRC users: /server -m chat3.koach.com -j #readers_corner 6667 Hope to see you there ! grip
  14. Happy Birthday, Koach! :)

    Koach, I hope you had a great birthday. I am ashamed for missing it. I've known for more than 15 years that July 10th is 6 days after July 4th (usually). No excuses, the day came and went and I haven't thought about what 'date' it is for several weeks. Anyway, to preclude any possibility of a repeat error, here we go: Happy Birthday - effective July 10 2012 Happy Birthday - effective July 10 2013 Happy Birthday - effective July 10 2014 Happy Birthday - effective July 10 2015 ~~ grip ~~ :'(
  15. Desktops

    I get the message (those are some wild characters). I will produce a clean desktop sometime in the next year