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    Dotting the I and crossing the T. AW Moderator amergina's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by slcboston View Post
    Wait.

    You changed neighborhoods in Pittsburgh?


    And they didn't tar and feather you?



    I thought that wasn't allowed.

    Heh.

    Well, I went to school in Pgh, so I stayed on campus. Then moved to Friendship, then when a bullet came into my bedroom (while I was out), we moved to Squirrel Hill. Then I moved up north to McCandless, then across the hill to Wexford, then bought a house in Ross. So basically, I've lived in three neighborhoods, since anything north of the city is on nebulous blob called "The North Hills" until you get to Cranberry township.

    I don't think anyone would fault me for moving out of Friendship when I did. It's a *much* nicer area now, but back in the mid 90's... not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    , since anything north of the city is on nebulous blob called "The North Hills" until you get to Cranberry township.
    Yes, I know. I used to live in Pittsburgh, once upon a time (Mt Lebanon). My little one still lives there with her mother.

    Of all the places I have lived - and that's a lot: 3 countries, 3 states, 9 cities - Pittsburgh's neighborhoods, particular it's ethnic enclaves, were more insular than almost any place else.

    Hence my amazement they let you move.

    There's a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallenecs View Post
    Small town life / rural life must sound so dull to the city folks here. To that, I can only say, A) it's not so dull as it sounds, and B) I don't feel cheated at all. Hell, I think I got the better deal.
    I grew up in a fairly crowded suburb, and am happy to be in a more rural area. And, knock on wood, in a few months I'm going to be in an even more rural (hilltown) place. I like quiet, and I'm really looking forward to being somewhere with an actual sense of community. I'll miss my fab next door neighbor, though, who showed up at 9am this morning on my front porch with a pan full of waffles.

    The idea of having to live my entire life next to the jackass kids I grew up near, though, makes me shudder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Nah. Books are the one thing that can be mailed cheap.

    You just have to stay at the next place long enough for them to catch up to you. Media mail, it is a bittersweet thing.
    I <3 media mail! My mother was a librarian and when I left for college, moved out and then went at life alone, she still sent me books. We relied heavily on media mail since I was a military brat and they were in Germany while I was in college in the US for what really amounted to the first time in my life. I'd only spent maybe a total of 5 years total in the US when I was very young. 2 years as an infant and 2.5 years from 4-6th grade. I didn't get to bring a whole lot from home and I needed my books!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kricket View Post
    Thanks guys! I'm going to bet that this isn't going to happen until my actual due date in 4 days. So I guess I just get to sit around and talk to you people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zanzjan View Post
    Awwww! Thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amergina View Post
    Heh.

    Then moved to Friendship, then when a bullet came into my bedroom (while I was out), we moved to Squirrel Hill.
    They keep saying that word. I do not think it means what they think it means.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    In CobraMrsFit's case, it is because there are "holes" in them. Also because, as she put it, "This is not 1995."
    In my husband's case, it's more like "when you reached down to pick up the toy, you tore out the ass of those pants...again. Are you going to try to patch that patch?" and "That t-shirt is now 62% see-through. Where does it end?"

    I consider these rhetorical questions, responses unnecessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CobraMisfit View Post
    In CobraMrsFit's case, it is because there are "holes" in them. Also because, as she put it, "This is not 1995."
    1995, like 1982, is a state of mind. As long as you can still hear Coolio's Gangsta Paradise in your heart, and remember episodes of Batman: The Animated Series or Beverly Hills: 90210, you carry 1995 with you wherever you go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoeless View Post
    1995, like 1982, is a state of mind. As long as you can still hear Coolio's Gangsta Paradise in your heart, and remember episodes of Batman: The Animated Series or Beverly Hills: 90210, you carry 1995 with you wherever you go.
    I'm going to have this tattooed on the face of someone I don't particularly like, but look at often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    I'm going to have this tattooed on the face of someone I don't particularly like, but look at often.
    I'm personally still trapped in the 80s. I can't imagine a life without Patrick Nagel as the premiere pop artist, and Aliens as the high watermark of cinema. Also, "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN..."

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    ah, teej, no crappy mondays! I'm sorry.

    I can still hardly move. Moving is hard work for a fat girl. And I haven't even moved yet. Advil cocktail: here I come!

    Did I also mention that the magical moving will also involve having my girl kitty cat fixed? My sister got a huge-o tax return and is funding the endeavor. I am so thankful. Now kitteh will be out of the way while we move, and under anesthesia when she is brought into the new place. I will make the bathroom a friendly kitty place, with her toys and her blankie and probably a couple tshirts of mine, so she has familiar smells around her.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoeless View Post
    I'm personally still trapped in the 80s. I can't imagine a life without Patrick Nagel as the premiere pop artist, and Aliens as the high watermark of cinema. Also, "KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAN..."
    I loved him.... I had so many prints... so many... but they were stored in my sis's garage and the tubes fell down. Doggie went to town on them. Sigh.


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    (the gin is to help the chocolate go down)

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    Hihi, all!~ How goes it? Sorry for the moving pains, Bettie. And the false alarms, Kricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillaryjacques View Post
    Nah. Books are the one thing that can be mailed cheap.

    You just have to stay at the next place long enough for them to catch up to you. Media mail, it is a bittersweet thing.
    Where were you 6 or 7 years ago?

    Seriously though, I doubt I'd be rereading my Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance collections nor my old Nancy Drews. Well, maybe Nancy Drew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bettielee View Post
    I loved him.... I had so many prints... so many... but they were stored in my sis's garage and the tubes fell down. Doggie went to town on them. Sigh.
    Nagel was a god. I still can't believe the guy died at 39, he had so many more years left in him. And what a way to go.

    Oh well, he left us with this:



    That's gotta' count for something.

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    beleive it or not... don't think I've seen that one!

    And Nagel's death just proves that exercise is dangerous.

    I hope he'd think that was funny.


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    I must be hitting the middle of this draft, because I've suddenly been overcome with the urge to write a scifi/western/time travel romance involving ghosts.

    *wanders off*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tifferbugz View Post
    I must be hitting the middle of this draft, because I've suddenly been overcome with the urge to write a scifi/western/time travel romance involving ghosts.

    *wanders off*
    I'm usually fine for the middle. It's that home stretch where it suddenly becomes a chore.

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