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    I meant to tell y'all about Travis last night. I was saying good night to him and about to go downstairs when he said to me, "Mummy, when I grow up, i'm going to be a race car driver...and pillow (his lovey) is too." I got all teary eyed because it reminded me of puff the magic dragon since he'll probably have forgotten all about pillow by the time he's grown up enough to be a race car driver. I went downstairs and 5 minutes later, I heard Travis at the top of the stairs. I asked him what he was doing and he said with his eyes half shut, "I'm coming back downstairs because I love ya." So he had an extra 10 minutes downstairs with us so that we could cuddle.

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    Ash, that's so sweet! He may not forget about his lovey. My brother still has his. Well, they're packed away, but they're certainly not forgotten. Mom kept them for him.

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    T Anyone else within spittin' distance of Vegas over Xmas who could pop in and meetup? Wishful thinking, I know.
    Oh how I wish! I hope it's uneventful for you in that no one gets sick, breaks anything, or has a rash this year.

    I can't believe how many of you have had your cars broken into. The closest thing that's happened to me was last winter when someone took my passenger side car mat during a snow storm. I figured they got stuck and grabbed it to use for traction. It would have been nice if they put it back.

    Jesi told me that she wasn't allowed to buy lunch yesterday because she had too much of a negative balance. I looked online and she has $5 credit AND there was a debit of $2.15 yesterday, indicating someone got lunch. I'm a little ticked that they didn't let her eat.

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    Here schools are not allowed to refuse a child lunch. I would have been really upset about that. The kids will get what I call "the poor lunch" which is a PB&J sandwich, milk, and a fruit cup or raw veggies. Ky likes the poor lunch usually more than regular lunch and since the kids can pick their lunches, he will pick the poor free lunch and I will still have to pay for it. He loves PB&J sandwiches and we don't really make them often at home so if they are having some sort of fish for lunch he will pick the PB&J because he only likes the way I make fish.

    And Chrissy this is the first time that any vehicle I've ever owned has been broken into so I figure I've had a good run since I have had a car off and on over the past 15 years pretty consistently and I rarely take precautions with vehicles. I don't have an expensive radio, just the one that is original to the van and it has a cassette tape player so I know no one wants that!

    I'm taking it to the insurance adjusters though to see if the steering wheel column will put the claim over that of my deductible as it was pretty badly damaged. Windows aren't that expensive and I can get someone, probably not DH as he is not mechanically inclined when it comes to most things, to put it in for me. My aunt's neighbor is a "grease monkey" what I call a backyard mechanic and I'm sure I can get him to put it in for $20 if needed but I think the steering column will cost more to fix so I hope Allstate can give me something for it being damaged.


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    If we lived closer my grease monkey brother could do it. What a pain in the butt. I'd be ticked. Do you worry about your insurance rates going up?

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    The oddest thing someone took out of my car was a little film cannister holding my wisdom teeth, which my dentist had given me after an extraction and I had neglected to take out of my car while I was deciding what to do with them. I'm sure the thieves thought they were something else and got an unpleasant surprise. That was when I was 18, in Phoenix.

    I've had my windows broken at least seven times since I've lived in the Bay Area (13 years). The first time, I just had a paper bag of clothes filled with donations to Goodwill stolen. So I stopped leaving bags of anything in my car, ever. Most of the time my car is just one of a long line of cars, like 30 in a row, with their windows smashed out. I walk down the street going to my car, stepping over all the glass, and just knowing what I'm going to find.

    It never makes my insurance rates go up. It's considered a 'no fault' claim.
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    that happened once in a neighboring city...over the summer actually. Kids walked down a series of streets smashing out car windows. It was on the news for weeks. I think I'd feel sick if I saw something like that.

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    The worst thing I did to someones car when I was a teenager was smear butter all over it for Halloween. Me & my friends thought we were so smart because we figured it would be rather difficult to wash off. I remember laughing and laughing about it. I was such a schmuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missychrissy View Post
    The worst thing I did to someones car when I was a teenager was smear butter all over it for Halloween. Me & my friends thought we were so smart because we figured it would be rather difficult to wash off. I remember laughing and laughing about it. I was such a schmuck.

    Actually that is pretty funny!

    I bet they came out and was like WTF is that on my car! I probably would have thought someone waxed the wrong car LOL!

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    I can only imagine what they thought...I mean, we had that car covered in butter.

    Maybe that's not the worst thing I did. It would be perspective I guess. I did participate in siphoning gas too. I was usually the driver, but I was there along with the ones actually doing it.

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    I was sitting here wondering if after getting the butter off, if the car was extra shiny. Also where did you get enough butter to cover a whole car? Butter is expensive IMO. I am silly though like that, I was thinking that it must have been margarine because real butter is too expensive.

    But I would feel bad for doing something like that when I got older. I didn't do anything really to anyone as a kid. I was boring and have always listened to my conscience when it told me that some friend's idea was stupid. Somehow my friends never shunned me even though I didn't participate in their stupidity. When we had a new person join our group they were just like "that's just how Erin is, you just have to ignore the crazy stuff she says" while they were planning on doing something crazy I wouldn't partake in.

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    Maybe it was margarine...it was a long time ago! We bought 3-5 tubs of it and let it sit out till it was soft. Instead of egging or toilet papering that's what we did as a Halloween prank.

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    My car got broken into in my driveway twice when I was a teenager. They stole a cd player and a few cds, and my checkbook. I learned my lesson after the first one and don't leave anything like that in my car anymore.

    I've participated in a few pranks. Maybe spearheaded a few too. I love things like that, still, although I know I'm an adult and a buttered car shouldn't be that funny still.

    When my DH and his brother were 14 and 12 their older brother got married, so they thought it would be hilarious to cover his car with condoms. They went to the drug store in their super small town and bought 12 packs of condoms. Everyone knows everyone so one of DH's mom's friends called her about 10 seconds later and said "Matt and Andy just bought 12 packs of condoms from the drug store on Main Street. I thought you should know. Also, I asked Matt what he was going to do with 12 packs of condoms and he told me he was going to "use them"". My MIL said she almost fainted.
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    lmao!!

    And no, a buttered car shouldn't be funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post
    My car got broken into in my driveway twice when I was a teenager. They stole a cd player and a few cds, and my checkbook. I learned my lesson after the first one and don't leave anything like that in my car anymore.

    I've participated in a few pranks. Maybe spearheaded a few too. I love things like that, still, although I know I'm an adult and a buttered car shouldn't be that funny still.

    When my DH and his brother were 14 and 12 their older brother got married, so they thought it would be hilarious to cover his car with condoms. They went to the drug store in their super small town and bought 12 packs of condoms. Everyone knows everyone so one of DH's mom's friends called her about 10 seconds later and said "Matt and Andy just bought 12 packs of condoms from the drug store on Main Street. I thought you should know. Also, I asked Matt what he was going to do with 12 packs of condoms and he told me he was going to "use them"". My MIL said she almost fainted.
    Your poor MIL.

    As far as buttered cars go, there are much worse things. I laughed at the thought too. I imagine it was not a lot of fun to wash off.

    I've been lucky...I leave crap in my car all the time and I've never gotten broken into. Last year though one of Josh's friend's house got broken into and they live just around the corner from us. The mom was so freaked out after that, they moved to a different town.

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    Heck, I've been leaving my keys in the car overnight at my house. We never lock our doors and always have 'stuff' in them. The only time I get careful is during Christmas. I will take stuff to my mom's house (20 miles away) and go back shopping before I'll leave the gifts in the car at the mall. Oh, and of course I don't leave my keys in the car when I'm out and about...but in my driveway I do.

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    When I was in college our radio station had a friendly rivalry with another student group. They "pranked" us by sending a valentine that was soaked in cologne and very stinky. So a couple friends and I were in charge of retaliation.

    I remember we thought it would be hilarious to fill their office with porn and stuffed animals, dressing the stuffed animals provocatively and putting them in compromising positions. We also stuck cheese in the vents to the office, and slipped porn pictures in random books/folders so they would drop out at random times throughout the year.

    My favorite story ever comes out of that night. My bffs and I walked into the porn store to get supplies for the prank. I was nervous, confronted with all the... gear. But K walked right up to the cashier and said "Do you have any porn with animals in it?" The clerk replied "No m'am, beastiality is illegal in this state." K paused, and then said "Oh, OK. We'll just look around then."

    Then my other friend said "You know, maybe we should patronizing the local porn store. I hate supporting these big chains."

    I don't know why, but that conversation made me love both of them for life. Also, it makes me laugh still.

    ...In retrospect we went slightly overboard with the retaliation.
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    Slightly overboard is what makes for a good story! Too funny!

    I've yet to visit an adult store. I have been in Spencers though.

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    Oh yeah, in that small town DH grew up in everyone leaves their houses unlocked and keys in the car. It's common in the winter to see cars running unlocked on the street to stay warm.



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    DH won't go into porn stores. So I go in without him

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post
    Oh yeah, in that small town DH grew up in everyone leaves their houses unlocked and keys in the car. It's common in the winter to see cars running unlocked on the street to stay warm.
    I do that. Well, not on the street. But I'll start my car and then go shower. I couldn't live somewhere where that wasn't 'safe' I mean, I realize there's a risk but honestly, I stand a stronger chance of one of my teens taking off in my car than a stranger...and I really don't think they'd do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daylilies View Post
    DH won't go into porn stores. So I go in without him
    It's not that I won't...I just don't have any reason to. I don't need toys, porn makes me sick to watch (literally), and Rich isn't into it.

    It's weird, I don't mind doing any of that stuff (well, the one on one stuff!) but I cannot stomach watching others do it. I even get grossed out if couples irl do more than peck each other on the lips in front of me. It makes me nauseous.

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    Where we live, I think of as pretty safe. But we're right next to a college so I imagine some crimes come from that.

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    Man I missed alot!!

    Suja you should definitely come down! I'm sure we could get in all kinds of trouble

    Myles I am in Florida The Sunshine State

    The double/triple posts are driving me crazy too!!

    Erin that stinks I feel like you have my luck and I'm sorry for that At least they didn't steal it though! I suppose there is a silver lining

    L I'm glad you and the kiddos had a good time! I wish I had some advice about the possessiveness

    That has to be the best prank I have ever heard of, hilarious

    DH doesn't really get into porn/toys, thats more my thing than his

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    Yikes that is crazy to me how many have had cars broken into. It's rare here....something like L described would for sure make the news on TV!

    I would totally leave my car running in my driveway but my street doesn't really get any traffic, it's dead end right now so most people coming down live here and I'm the very last house. I have also left the car unlocked in the driveway. And we don't do it much but lots of houses on my street have the garage doors open for hours even when they are not outside.
    Much different from when I lived in Milwaukee! Or even the neighborhood I grew up in was at times sketchy.

    Umm, nobody ever prank me ok. I'm not a prankster and do not have that kind of sense of humor. I would go ballastic if my car was buttered.

    The porn one is funny though. I have gone to the stores a few times. Once was for some pictures in freshman year of college. I HATED my roommate, she was nuts and used to put tin foil under her comforter when she left weekends so she would know if one of my friends (since I had two friends at that point who had been over a few times) had sat on her bed. They never did and we only knew about the foil because my mom was admiring her quilt. Roommate was really prim and prissy so I posted some interesting male pictures on my desk. RA said he couldn't make me removed them after we got into a huge fight because she made paper clothes and put them on MY picture. This girl was crazy....it was only one semester but we fought so much and the RA at one point was going to call the police. She broke my cd player and sprayed perfume on my pillow and made as much noise as possible in the morning very early. I posted nudie pics and stayed up very late talking on the phone. At one point my mom was visiting and said, oh I will sit in Jennifers chair. Lori tried to tell the RA and campus police that my mom threatened her and said she had cooties. Seriously.
    I switched schools and my next roommate was found wandering around in WI Nov weather barefoot and begging for money....and she had family money.
    Third school, I picked because it was 10 minute drive from boyfriend now DH.....and the best of all was I got a private room and bathroom since I was not a freshman. No more roommates for me!

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    Jennifer-have you ever checked out "My Very Worst Roommate" ? You could add yours stories there!!

    and I promise to never butter your car

    We often leave our garage door wide open when the weather is nice. It's in our basement, so during the winter it's only open to get the car in and out.

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    Wow! She does sound certifiable Jennifer! I don't think I could have handled that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbeysMom View Post
    When I was in college our radio station had a friendly rivalry with another student group. They "pranked" us by sending a valentine that was soaked in cologne and very stinky. So a couple friends and I were in charge of retaliation.

    I remember we thought it would be hilarious to fill their office with porn and stuffed animals, dressing the stuffed animals provocatively and putting them in compromising positions. We also stuck cheese in the vents to the office, and slipped porn pictures in random books/folders so they would drop out at random times throughout the year.

    My favorite story ever comes out of that night. My bffs and I walked into the porn store to get supplies for the prank. I was nervous, confronted with all the... gear. But K walked right up to the cashier and said "Do you have any porn with animals in it?" The clerk replied "No m'am, beastiality is illegal in this state." K paused, and then said "Oh, OK. We'll just look around then."

    Then my other friend said "You know, maybe we should patronizing the local porn store. I hate supporting these big chains."

    I don't know why, but that conversation made me love both of them for life. Also, it makes me laugh still.

    ...In retrospect we went slightly overboard with the retaliation.
    Okay, I am sitting here laughing hysterically at this!!!! I know to NEVER prank you because you will go overboard LOL!!!

    I don't care too much about going into porn stores. My dad thinks it's hilarious because I told him a few years ago while we were driving down Telegraph Rd in Toledo (the sex/porn street) that I used to think that the stores that say "Adult Book Store" had really great novels and non-fiction that was so great the kids weren't allowed to look at it. I just thought they were regular "secret" books, like long lost Shakespeare or something. I was so sweet and naive LOL! My dad was cracking up about that.

    Dad's first wife was the person who first took me to an "Adult" store. I was 12 and she took me and her 2 sons who were 8 and 4 into the store. I remember the huge penises on the wall and was like, WHO WOULD WANT TO PUT THAT IN THE HOO HAH!! Dad's wife wanted to buy some "edible panties" so that my dad "could eat them off" of her. She was a former prostitute. My dad likes freaky women but I thought it was crazy of her to say that to me. She told me not to tell my mom or dad and the only reason I didn't was because I knew they both would have gone nutso on his wife. My mom was and still is rather....I'll say "wild." She is very strong and has a bad temper and I thought she would beat up Dad's wife and go to jail if I told her. I told her about it maybe 5 years ago and she actually called up Dad's first wife and nearly cursed her out for taking me to that store. The wife didn't remember but mom still gets upset thinking about it!

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    Wow Erin! My understanding was that kids were not even allowed IN a porn store I don't blame your mom for being PO'd- I know my mama would have beat her a$$!

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    Oh I'd be ticked! A little about taking my kid into that store, a LOT about how she told you why she was there. Freakin heck.

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    Two of my most hated activities, OVAH! I hate bra shopping. I happen to like my non-Dolly Partonesque girls, and it's SO hard to find bras that aren't padded up the wazoo. Isn't there something wrong when the bra can stand up by itself and there is actually more stuffing in the bra than the boob that's going in there?

    Second on that list is jeans shopping. There are generally only two kinds of jeans for short people - one for short and built like a boy, and one for short and 90 years old. So imagine my surprise when I went to Costco and picked up two Calvin Klein jeans in extra shorty that actually fit! The Michael Kors pea coat was just icing on the cake.

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