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An AN member passed away

Started by Deidre. Last reply by Deidre Aug 18. 4 Replies

Went into the chat room last Friday night, for the first time in a while, and learned that Mequa passed away. I had been good friends with him for a time, but we had differences and stopped talking back in the spring of this year. I knew however,…Continue

A Parable by Mrs. Betty Bowers

Started by Loren Miller Aug 17. 0 Replies

Betty Bowers is becoming SO GOOD at delivering as America's Best Christian, she now does 30-second parables!  (Okay, 32 seconds!  Picky, picky!) Have You Had YOUR Betty Today?Continue

Tags: bible, parable, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Goodwill to Few Men (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Michael Penn Aug 16. 8 Replies

Think Goodwill Industries does well by the poor?  Fact is, they do WAY BETTER for themselves, to the point where America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers, thinks they're ripping off the christian playbook a bit too well!  Have a look for yourself:…Continue

Tags: ripoff, Goodwill Industries, America's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Steven Weinberg on his anti-theism

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Loren Miller Aug 2. 4 Replies

I like the sound of Steven Weinberg's voice. He has a calming impact on me as I rush to get my home of 41 years ready to sell and plan and put into motion the new garden at my daughter's home. My home is full o empty boxed quickly filling with the…Continue

Your favorite photobombs?

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Plinius Jul 10. 12 Replies

Running of the bulls photobomb.Continue

losing faith (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller Jul 5. 0 Replies

TheraminTrees has recently begun producing a new series of YouTube videos, which added to a wonderful library of earlier observations regarding his experience of religion. Good as all those pieces are, I personally think they pale against this…Continue

Tags: story, history, faith, TheraminTrees

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Comment by sk8eycat on December 5, 2012 at 2:33am

Melinda, we have TWO doormats (front & back) that say, in very large letters, "OH NO not YOU again!" Nobody has ever noticed them. (It's kinda scary when some solicitor comes to the front door, we ask him/her to please leave, and they walk around the corner to the back door and ring that bell.)

Re: that Siamese kitten...my sister made the Cheezburger Front Page today (Tuesday) with that one captioned, "I smell nice!

I wish you well with your new doctor.

@Everybody: Thank you all for your kind thoughts.  I must confess that I'm scared sh^tless; I'm either going to have to have surgery (on my NECK!), or there's a 75%% chance that I'm going to end up like poor Christopher Reeve.  I've put things off too long.

I really wish I could give myself the monodigital salute.  Maybe I can learn to do it left-handed... 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 1:39am

booklover, I love your sox photo. Are they your pets? 

Hope you have good outcome on your doctor's reports and really sorry you have to go back for labs. Keep us posted, and I am thinking of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 1:34am

The Flying Atheist, I tried to find a funny "occupied" sign but the only thing I could find was this one: 

You must have some interesting stories to tell about your work experience. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 1:18am

sk8eycat. I hope you recover full use of you hand. Sounds serious. I am thinking of you. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 5, 2012 at 12:58am

Melinda, I will be thinking of you as you have your medical procedures and hope all goes well. 

Comment by Plinius on December 5, 2012 at 12:36am

Must be a wonderful couple, Joan!

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 4, 2012 at 11:43pm

Ian, I had no children when I was 27 years old. On my 28th birthday I had three. We adopted a five day old boy from the hospital and he was five-months 13-days when our twins were born. They are all 49 years old now. It was quite a sight, I was able to breast feed all three, taking turns, of course. When they got older, I had three high chairs and one spoon and they looked like birds waiting for the next spoon of food. 

Cary, Craig, and Laura 

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 11:08pm

Melinda, the sign on your front door and your comment about not knowing what soliciting is reminds me of my job as a flight attendant.  I don't think a month goes by when someone points to the 'occupied' sign on the lavatory door and asks me, "Does that mean somebody's in there?"  I kid you not. 

Comment by sk8eycat on December 4, 2012 at 1:54pm

@Ian and Carl...I'm still feisty, but frustrated, too.  The worst thing is that I can't give anybody the "monodigital salute" when I need to.  And I DO need to! 

We are now getting flocks of the door-to-door version of telemarketers...all of them trying to sell home-repair scams.  I've never seen anything like it.

The kitteh in my lap is telling me to quit messing around here and go open a can of something.  Guess I'd better.  (He wants "fish-berry jam," but he's getting Fancy Beast Chicken.)

Oh, Loren, I'm debating with myself about printing that Tina Fey photo for my JW sister....*snicker!*

Comment by The Flying Atheist on December 4, 2012 at 12:05pm

Melinda, funny, funny pic with the dog and cat.  I lol'd.  I wish you the best as well with your MD visit.  You're being thought of. 

 

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