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SUNDAY, DEC. 28, 2008

D.J. Nall: Sentence Diagrams? Bah 55 

I hate the term “diagramming sentences.” I hated diagramming sentences. I forgot all about it since it's been so many years since I was required to do it. Now the memory is back and I need a valium or a bottle of whiskey/D.J. Nall.Question: Can...

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Tubob: Up On The Roof 11 

I just got down off my complex cantilevered-peaked angled roof plane surfaces with my youngest, the six foot five TOWWSG son. It was a nighmarish job of breaking huge slabs of snow to send ripping over the edge plunging into huge detonating hits on the...

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Stickman: HBO Family Has Passion 

t's the passion of course, why else do we visit here each day. The passion of Bob, and Cindy, and Digger, and Truly, and ThomG of course, and Gary, and Mama, god I would hate to forget her, such an passionate person is she, and...

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I'm An Addict, My Name Is Herb 17 

I'm an addict. Not to drugs or alcohol, but to writing. Like all addictions, it started innocently. I just started opining on my blog. Soon, I had delusions that I could make a difference. Be a communicator. While I still maintain my blog, I mostly...

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OTV Random Review Of 20089 

Many businesses emerged anew this year and just as many went the way of the K-Mart Cafeteria and ceased to exist. Some of the more memorable new local haunts this year included Baja Bargarita, 315 Martinis & Tapas Bar, Fleur de Sel Bistro, Morgio’s Sandwich...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 27, 2008

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Wild Card -- 12/27/08 27 

Dan Dolezal clears the snow from the roof of his business, Camera Corral, in Coeur d'Alene earlier this week. (AP Photo/KATHY PLONKA, The Spokesman-Review)I posted some of your comments of the last few days out front today. My son and daughter-in-law from Denver drove to...

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JimmyMAC: Passion Drives HBO 19 

JimmyMAC: This has been a heated year at times on this blog considering all of the elections but I want to know that I have grown more fond of each and every one of you as a result. There is one thing that rings true...

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OTV: Still Missing James Brown 

OrangeTV: I feel a twinge of blue in remembrance of Soul Brother Number One James Brown whose energizer bunny finally quit exactly two years ago today.Time to put on his timeless, funky Christmas CD and eat cookies and fudge and dance around. Santa Claus, go...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 26, 2008

TT: More Christmas Music, More 

Transplanted Texan: I am so grateful that 98.1 FM is still playing Christmas music, not stopping right at midnight as in past years… we've still got 11 days of Christmas left, folks!Question: When should radio stations quit playing Christmas music?

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Tubob: Driving A Honda & Loving It 29 

Tubob (To Keith): Undoubtedly you are one of those lovelorn admirers of craptacular American-made automobiles, and let me add, enjoy them while they are still actually, you know, manufacturing. I'm guessing you would rather have a Camaro than a Ferrari. And that's cool, I guess....

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Brent: The House Is Too Quiet 

Brent Andrews: Yesterday I had my wife and two children and a potential daughter-in-law laughing and exchanging presents and eating wonderful food and having a grand time in my home, and today they've all left for Memphis leaving me to an empty house and coffee...

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S&S Herb: We Don't Need You, DFO 31 

DeeFo, you in trouble. It was one thing to wander off into the “gathering twilight” as it is said, but to desert us in our hour of need? It isn't enough to suggest that our needs would only satisfy the appetite of a Science-fiction flick,...

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Wild Card -- 12/26/08 69 

I only have a Wild Card for you today, Merry Hucksters. I'm totally into vacation mode and enjoying my family this Christmas vacation. We ran out to Spirit Lake Christmas Day to enjoy a dinner and gift opening with my sister and her husband. I...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 25, 2008

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Christmas Wild Card -- 12/25/08 81 

I'm not posting much today, Hucksters -- a swell rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" by John Austin and The Bard's observation re: Santa's annual visit. Today is a day for you to enjoy your family and/or friends. I appreciate how much you guys have...

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JohnA: Night Before Xmas, HBO Style 11 

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the blogNot a creature was stirring, not even ol' Bob.The avatars hung by the posters with care,In hopes that St. DFO soon would be there;But the master was nestled all snug in his house.While visions of page...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 24, 2008

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Wild Card -- 12/24/08 101 

I finally got all the kids in, from Denver and Portland. The Denver duo arrived uneventfully around 12:30. But the one from Portland almost got stuck on the runway when the last flight of the evening iced up. She was scheduled to get in around...

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Jeanie: Snow Grounds Xmas Cards 

JeanieSpokane: No travel plans, except to get across town to my son's house on Christmas Day. However, my best laid plans of getting Christmas cards out has been waylaid. I have now decided to send out New Year's cards. Maybe. I had a plan, you...

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S&S Herb: Sweet Potato Pie, Yum 29 

S&S Herb: Interesting that Bob would bring up sweet potatoes. While they are huge down south, most people around here aren't really acquainted with them. I am making a sweet potatoes pie for the potluck at the Captain's wheel tomorrow. This will be my first...

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JeanC: Santa Wraps Gifts, Of Course 25 

JeanC: when I was growing up Santa always wrapped our presents, but didn't have name tags on them. We knew which ones were ours as Santa always piled them in separate piles and took our stockings off the mantel and put them on the correct...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 23, 2008

Ryan: Faster I Go, Behinder I Get 31 

Blogmeister Ryan: As for other limits, it has nothing to do with being “less interested” in explaining anything, and everything to do with this site being a LOT bigger than just this blog. FWIW, I'm on about 8 straight 10- to 12-hour days of dealing...

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CindyH: Goodbye, Ugly Ornament 

CindyH: As angels go it was pretty ugly— its cherubic smile rather disturbing. But my son bought it for me at the Dollar Store when he was four. His dad helped him wrap it and Alex was so excited for me to open it. “Open...

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