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Jim Almquist

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DeeDee you must have some very sore fingertips after making 89 post in one day. I almost have to believe that you have set a FM record or at least came very close grin

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LOL, grin I was thinking that last night. Man my behind is sore from sittin in this chair. crazy I was a little opinionated last night. Not really sure where that came from either.

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I was going to say 93 posts in a day, that's the hightest I've ever seen I think.

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hey you were right there with me. You just got started alittle late grin

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DeeDee, you little spitfire!!!

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I hope your team hits its goal this year for Relay for Life! What a great cause to put your time/effort/money towards.

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Lisa I got an email this morning from the Relay for Life! Thank you very much! grin Did you see our team name? Funny hu? For our fundraiser at the relay we are going to have a coffee shop. We thought it was a really good idea since its and all night relay. So the night before my team is going to meet at my house and we are going to BAKE! We are going to bake muffins, cakes and cookies most likely I will pick up bagles ect. I'm going to go to Dunkin Donuts and other coffee shops to see if they will donate coffee and stuff, if not I will buy it(just hope I dont have to ) AND I have the store HSOforum for the Vikings and I am ordering the supplies from there. Cups, napkins, ect. and some raffle items (my team is also going to have a raffle) I get really excited helping to raise money for things like this. I am also on the commitee, I am the Mission Education Person so I will be VERY busy between talking to folks there and the coffee shop and lets not forget the walking grinwhistle.

And guess what else, instead of trying to jump into a studio, I now work for Santa Claus at mall taking pictures. So I figure if I want to run away screamimg after an hour then it may not be the best career choice for me. So we'll see.

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deedee, with all that time in fromt of the computer did you find time to see if that bikini still fits? blushcrazysmirkgrin oooppss, wrong forum. laughsmirkwhistle

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deedee, with all that time in fromt of the computer did you find time to see if that bikini still fits? blushcrazysmirkgrin oooppss, wrong forum. laughsmirkwhistle

All this time in front of the computer has guaranteed me its not gonna fit! grinwink

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Thank you Barbara,

I sent you an email

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You go DeeDee!! The American Cancer Society I'm sure thanks you too! Your team name has soft spot for this Minnesotan! Good luck on getting donations too. That can be sorta tough. I'm a bad fundraiser. frown

Santa's Personal Photographer?? Wow!! I hope it's fun!! Let us know! grin

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I was a bad fundraiser until last year, when my friend spent 3 months talking me into it

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ALRIGHT LISA! what is going on with your avitar. everytime the page refreshes it changes.

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aahh deedee, you know those gals from northern minn can never make up there mind. smirksmilegrinwhistle by the way most of us minnesotans are all gettin pumped for deer huntin this weekend what do you floridians do? go gator huntin? eekconfusedsmile

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by the way most of us minnesotans are all gettin pumped for deer huntin this weekend what do you floridians do? go gator huntin? eekconfusedsmile

as a matter of fact, YES! They hunt with bows and I'm not real sure about firearms, they are limited to what thay can use and unfortunatly some people have made bets on the number of people who get shot/wounded/killed what ever. Reason being they all get drunk off their behinds go out in their boat, airboats, ect in the middle of the night and shoot at anything that moves, and sometimes its another person.

Hey I FINALLY reached 1000!!!! laughlaughlaughblush

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Sure that's why you were posting like crazy!!!!

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Sure that's why you were posting like crazy!!!!

LOL, grin no no I dont know what happened on the 4th but I am usually a quiet happy person. I guess the whole election thing just got me goin. Usually I dont have that much to say whistle

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Lisa!!! The Chippendales are coming to Black Bear Casino!!!!

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Good luck to ya on the Cancer thing. My wife has done it for a few years. Watch out as good as the cause is they do push you a little bit to much, in my wifes opinion.

G.C.

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Good luck to ya on the Cancer thing. My wife has done it for a few years. Watch out as good as the cause is they do push you a little bit to much, in my wifes opinion.

G.C.

So far the guy thats been helping me has been really nice. I hope that doesnt happen because I really enjoy helping.

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You get an ATA GIRL from me on this. It is a GOOD cause. It sounds like you will do well.

G.C.

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Thank you and if your wife get back into it let me know

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DeeDee, my wife and I have been involved in a Relay For Life for many years now. Your "bake sale" is a good idea. We had one at a local archery club we belong to during a public shoot and raised over $300! Our team also gets together every year and does a big garage sale. Think last year that took in almost $400.

When is your walk?

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Not until May 1st. They like to get started early. I have my first meeting on the 17th and every other monday after until the relay. We figured sugar and caffiene would be helpful smile Do you do extra fundraisers at the relay? Thats where our coffee shop will be.

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oh ya, give everyone diabetes while your fighting cancer, good one. grincrazylaugh by the way i would like a gator wallet and belt please. grinwhistle

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