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Topic: OT: And they call it snow (was coffee) (6 msgs / 182 lines)
1) From: Aaron
Oh yes I remember the snow... spending an hour shovelling the driveway 
clean only to have the @#$%$% in the snow plow undo your work in about 2 
seconds.  It was good exercise walking in the snow, and as we are on the 
topic, for those who may have problems with joints and walking, try the 
sand, take a walk / jog on the beach,  it's a lot easier on the joints, 
you dont get the slam slam pound of feet hitting the pavement and the 
way it slides around, you end up working out a lot more muscles than you 
remember having...
My biggest problem was motivation, ie getting off my lazy ass and 
actually out doing some activity, so I just decided I was going to metal 
detect the beach a few times a week.   Walking up and down for an hour 
or two swinging the metal detector is good exercise, and you get the 
arms too with the swing and the occasional digging.... not to mention I 
am occasionally rewarded with a nice find too.  Now that the weather is 
turning a teensy bit cooler out, I plan on doing it more often on the 
days I dont work a 10 hour day.
I will admit, I do miss the change of seasons and the fall colors, and 
SOME..... snow...  However the 35 below zero without the windchill, you 
can keep it.... global warming my butt... it sure missed chicago...
Aaron

2) From: Sandy Andina
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Oh, and I never lived in WI. I get up there a lot, though. I did live  
in WA for seven years, which may be what confused you.
Sandy
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Oh, and I never lived in WI. I get up there a lot, though. I did live in WA for seven years, which may be what confused you.
 Sandywww.sandyandina.com
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3) From: Brett Mason
CEDAR RAPIDS DIARY
Aug. 12th-Moved to our new home in Iowa. It is so beautiful here. The
fields are so serene and picturesque. Can hardly wait to see them with
a covering of snow. God's country. I love it here.
Oct. 14th-Iowa is the most beautiful place on Earth. The leaves are
turning all different colors. I love the shades of red and orange.
Went for a ride through some beautiful fields and spotted some deer.
They are so graceful, certainly they are the most peaceful animals on
earth. This must be paradise...I love it here.
Nov. 11th-Deer season will start soon. I can't imagine anyone wanting
to kill such elegant creatures. The very symbols of peace and
tranquility. Hope it will snow soon. I love it here.
Dec. 2nd-It snowed last night. Woke up to find everything blanketed
with white. It looks like a postcard. We went outside and cleaned the
snow off the steps and shoveled the driveway. We had a snowball fight
(I won), and when the snow plow came by we had to shovel the driveway
again. What a beautiful place. Mother Nature in perfect harmony. I
love Iowa.
Dec. 12th-More snow last night. I love it. The snow plow did his trick
again (the little rascal). A winter wonderland...I love it here.
Dec. 19th-More snow last night. Couldn't get out of the driveway to
get to work. I'm exhausted from shoveling. I need a snow plow.
Dec. 22nd-More of the white crap fell last night. I've got blisters on
my hands form shoveling. I think the snow plow hides around the curve
and waits until I'm done shoveling the driveway. Jerk. They should use
more salt to melt the ice on the roads.
Dec. 25th-"White Christmas" my busted rear. More of the friggin snow.
If I ever get my hands on that son-of-a-gun who drives the snow plow,
I swear I'll wound the dumb bugger. Don't know why they don't use more
salt to melt the dang ice.
Dec. 26th-More white crap last night. Been inside since Christmas Day
except for shoveling out the driveway after "Snow Plow Harry" comes by
every time. Can't go anywhere; car's buried in a mountain of white.
The weather man says to expect another 10 inches of this crap tonight.
Do you know how many shovelfuls of snow that is?
Jan. 1st-Happy Friggin New Year. The weather man was wrong (again). We
got 31 inches of the white crap this time. At this rate it won't melt
until the 4th of July. The snow plow got stuck up the road and the
shithead driver had the hutzpah to come to the door to borrow my
shovel. I told him that I've broken 6 shovels already from shoveling
the crud he's pushed into my driveway. I broke the last one over his
head.
Jan. 4th-Finally got out of the house today. I went to the store to
get food and on the way back, a damn deer ran in front of the car and
I hit the bastard. Did $3000 damage to the car. Those dang beasts are
a menace. Wish the hunters had killed them all last November.
May 3rd-Took the car to the garage in town. Would you believe the
thing is rotting out from all the salt they keep dumping all over the
road? Car looks like a piece of junk.
June 1st-Packed up and moved to Orange County. I can't imagine why
anyone in their friggin right mind would ever want to live in that
God-forsaken state of Iowa!!!!
OK - hope you enjoyed that!
Brett
On 8/23/06, Aaron  wrote:
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Regards,
Brett Mason
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4) From: an iconoclast
On 8/23/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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I did!  Laughed out loud.  You still are living in Iowa aren't you,
Brett?  I wished for snow just the other day.  We live in the foothils
of Mt. Hood and it's been too darn hot. We had 40 inches of snow 2
years ago and I was in heaven. They closed our clinic and they paid us
for the whole week per our union contract.  I hope it happens again.
It slows me down....and that's a good thing.
Take care,
Ann

5) From: Brett Mason
I am living in Iowa and loving it.  Last winter was cold, and snowy.
I took that "Diary" and swizzled it to "Iowa" and "Orange County", but
I have swizzled it many ways for friends moving to colder climes.
Have not hit a deer, but driven past many...
Regards,
Brett
On 8/24/06, an iconoclast  wrote:
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Cheers,
Brett

6) From: Steven Sobel
Brett,
I live north of you in MN and agree with you.  It doesn't get much better
than here!  Right now season passes for our local ski area are for sale, am
looking forward for the ski season to start.
Steve
On 8/24/06, Brett Mason  wrote:
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