A special tribute to the number 98.
A special tribute to the number 98. | Source

Definately not 100

You are probably wondering what is so special about the number 98. For one, it isn’t the number 100. But today marks a special occasion, a special marker for the number 98. It is my 98th hub on Hubpages. Now you may be wondering why I would pay special tribute to the number 98. Everybody else pays tribute to the number 100. But I want to be different. And frankly, 98 is different!

I like to run on the wrong side of the road. My running on the wrong side of the road is no different then choosing to honor the number 98 instead of presenting you my 100th hub just like everybody else often times does. Will this be an extraordinary hub. Most likely not. But it is a milestone hub.

After doing a Google search and coming up with nothing special about the number 98, I was forced to ask around. So, what does the number 98 mean to you?

Your opinion needed!

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Marking a milestone!

1. To me, 98 marks a special milestone. For the purpose of this hub, it is my 98th hub. That means that I have invested more than 98 hours creating these 98 hubs. (Although I will admit the timing is probably much greater than 98 hours!) It has also resulted in well over 98 views and well over 98 followers. I am also more than 98 points toward useful, funny, and awesome… at least according to my feedback. Beautiful - I guess still needs work! Who knows, maybe something beautiful will come out of this!


2. On a personal side, 98 (as in 1998) was also a special year for me. It marks the year I was set free from public schooling, allowing me to wreak havoc on the rest of the world… only as an adult. I am sure there are at least 98 other people in my class that would also agree with that statement. (Not that I was the one wreaking havoc, but that they felt they were finally released as well!)

Graduating from High School is a big milestone in many people’s lives. I hit this milestone in 1998. It was a great year filled with many memories. It was full of dating and breaking up and exploring the ability to still make mistakes. It was filled with memories: special times with my friends and family and being an adult. It was also the year I took my first real road trip without my parents. On our own, a friend and I traveled to Madison, WI and continued on the journey to Great America located in Illinois. It took the entire weekend and was a great trip that I will never forget.

Joining the Military

3. Another big milestone in my life was also reached in 1998. I was forced to grow up when I joined the Army. I was shipped off July 6, 1998. Ironic how only a few days after Independence Day, I lost my independence. With a tear in my eye, I left home, not knowing when would be the next time I would get to talk to any of my family or friends.

I went to Milwaukee the night before I shipped off. I had paperwork and lots of things to do at MEPS (military processing center) before I could officially head out. That night, I met some interesting people who I had never known before that day, and we explored downtown Milwaukee, stayed up way too late talking like we had known each other forever, and promised to make sure each of use woke up in time to eat breakfast together and get to the MEPS station on time. It was the start of my sleep deprivation. I am not sure what I was thinking. Maybe that it was my last night of freedom and I was going to take advantage of it. Or maybe I thought I was going to get some sleep while I traveled to Basic Training. It was definitely a journey of a life time. It has also been a milestone that has made me into the person I am today.

Stuck with you!
Stuck with you!

What he said...

4. My husband said 98 was significant to him because it was “the year before I met my beautiful wife!” Awwww…. How sweet…. What a guy…. Romantic! Okay, now that we got that out of the way, I will tell everyone I do give him bonus points for coming up with such a sweet, I only hear that stuff in movies, kind of phrase.

What does that tell me… that was his last year of freedom and he partied it up! Shortly after that year ended so did his infatuation with always hanging out with the guys and drinking. Suddenly, his time was over consumed by wanting to spend it with me. So, either 98 marks the year before his world ended or before his world started. In reality, we didn’t know each other in 98 so it was the last year for both of us being single! And I do still let him hang out with his friends and drink the occasional beer. So, I guess in away, it marks the year before he became well-rounded!

Getting Healthy!

5. The number of pounds I would like to lose! So maybe that is bit dramatic, but hey, it is summer and it is time to get back into beach body shape! So 98 should be significant of the ways you want to get healthier. Drinking Water - maybe 98 oz of water, 98 minutes of cardio a day, 98 sit-ups to complete, 98 pushups each morning after waking up, 98 painful squats and lunges… oh the list can go on. So think of it this way, the 98 reasons to get healthier and the 98 reasons why you are already beautiful!

I Do (Cherish You)

Boy Bands

6. Who can forget that boy band from the 90s… yep you guessed. What would be a tribute to the number 98 without mentioning that boy band 98 Degrees. There songs have melted many a girl’s heart (and probably irritated many a boyfriend). But who’s heart doesn’t melt when they hear the song “I Do (Cherish You)” or “Because of You.” They are romantic songs and they bring out the gushy mushy girl that most people don’t see me as. And I will admit, I did rush out and buy their CD with my hard earned money. What can I say, the 90s seemed to have a spin off of more Boy Bands then most people can handle. I, however, wasn’t like most people! I would probably still go out and buy their CD today!

The Weather

7. Speaking of heating things up… lets talk about the temperature. 98 is definitely not the temperature in Wisconsin right now (or most times) but it is pretty darn close to that temperature here in Southern California. Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration, but for a Wisconsin native who is used to Wisconsin temperatures, Southern California is really starting to get hot right about now. What can I say, it may not be 98 degrees, but it feels like it to this Wisconsin Native! Just wait until the summer… If I am already roasting, I can’t imagine what I am going to do when it really is 98 degrees outside… in the shade!


8. The percentage of time I spend procrastinating… rounding down. Now this statement came from a fellow hubber friend of mine. Might I say, I couldn’t have said it better myself! I am horrible with procrastination. In fact, I have been planning my 98th hub since I have hit my 90th hub. Do you think I did anything to prepare for it… NO. So, being that I can’t publish anything else until I publish 98 as my 98th hub, my procrastination has gotten me in a bit of a bind. Therefore, I can’t continue with anything else until this hub is published. After all, if I publish something different than the number 98 will no longer be significant. Then I will have to change everything to 99 or possibly 100 and then it just won’t be nearly as special as what I was hoping this hub would be. I guess I should have started it days ago.

Getting an A

9. I am no longer in school, but when I was, 98 definitely represented an A. I was a bit of a school girl so every assignment, every grade I got, I shot for an A. In fact, I remember the first time that I got less than an A on my report card. I am ashamed to say… I cried a little. Ok, who am I fooling. I cried a lot. I had ruined my 4.0 with one lousy history semester. Obviously a weak spot for me. So, as a tribute to grades, if I ever go back to school again… I will shoot for those 98s! That way I can continue the A streak.

The Spanish American War

10. Obviously, since History was a week subject for me, I am dedicating number 10 on the list to my sister, who is responsible for this dedication to 98. She suggested the Spanish American War. Thanks to her, I had to Google it so I didn’t come across sounding stupid and saying this war is the reason why in the United States it is necessary to be bilingual. In reality, it was a conflict between Spain and the United States, ultimately ending with the Americans coming out on top. While the main issue was Cuban Independence, the outcome resulted in several island possessions spanning the globe. Thank you Wiki! I wouldn’t have gotten that without you! Like I said, not a History buff. My sister should have wrote me up a small review!

Thirsty? Take one down... Pass it around... 98 Bottles of Beer

Running down the beers - no longer 98 left!
Running down the beers - no longer 98 left! | Source

Bottles of Beer

11. The number of bottles of beer on the wall. Who can resist the famous song, with obviously one beer bottle missing. This struck me as funny because one of my old classmates also suggested that in our small town of Pulaski, this scenario would have never been possible. All the beer would have been off the wall. I can honestly say that I can relate to that. After all, anybody who has ever been to Pulaski knows it is overpopulated with bars and that majority of free time is spent with a beer in the hand. What am I talking about… that is Wisconsin!

Reasons to Be Happy

12. The number of reasons to be happy! This is a great positive spin! After all, sometimes in life we find it hard to find a few things that make us happy. Take the challenge and see if you can put 98 positive spins on everything you do in a daily or weekly or even a monthly basis. If you do it monthly, that is only 3 to 4 different things you need to be happy about on a daily basis. Now that shouldn’t be too hard, is it? And afterwards, think of how much better of a mood you will be in after thinking about 98 positive things on a regular basis. It is guaranteed to take the grumpy right out!

Think happy thoughts and you will be all smiles!
Think happy thoughts and you will be all smiles! | Source

Final Thoughts

Please feel free to leave me a comment telling me what 98 means to you. I would love to hear it!

So now I have come up with several, although it really is only 12 different reasons, even though I was going to come up with 98 and figured that would be way way way to long of a hub, to help you understand the overall importance of the number 98 and why we should be celebrating that number as well as other numbers that hold just as much importance as the number 100 and that is why I have decided that I will celebrate my 98th milestone by writing this horribly long run on sentence 98 words long!

Now that I have finished, I guess it is time I go celebrate with a Chocolate Martini! Welcome to my milestone and here is to many more!

Another 98...

Know your history... 1898: The Year of Gaining Power.... When put up to the challenge, another hubber thought of the Spanish War when thinking of the number 98. What do you think of?

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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Congratulations to you. I am proud of and for you!

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marellen 5 years ago

Okay, I was spending to much time trying to come up with something special about the number 98 and the only thing I could think of is that I hope to live to be 98.

Congrats on your 98 hubs and score. Very cool indeed.

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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

What fun! 98 is a special number indeed! I hope to have as much fun getting to my 98th hub and hopefully a similar high score. Virtual toast with a chocolate martini. I love them too!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Hyphenbird - Thank you - now I have to try and get to 100 :-O And who knows what happens after a 100. When I first started this, I was stoked that I got to 30 and still had ideas. Never thought I would create 98! Crazy!

@Marellen - That is a great thought on the number 98. Here is to reaching the young age of 98!

@Truckstop Sally - It was indeed alot of fun and I have met so many great people on the way. Ironic - when I published this, I also had a hubber score of 98 as well. It must have been destiny! LOL

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neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

on the Fahrenheit scale 98 degrees is the normal body temperature so obviously if i have told you once i have told you 98 times- you write well and are absolutely normal!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Neeleshkulkarni - OMG - that was awesome! And I think you have told me 98 times! LOL Love love love your comment!

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Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

Barbergirl28- 98 sure is an unusual number and I liked your reasoning :)

However, for me 99 helps me head towards a milestone ;)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I love the entire hub! I love the 98 drawing - kudos to your future artist! I love the photos! Is that Eli? I also wanted to name a boy Eli! No kidding - I didn't have any boys though! I was going for Elijah and Eli for short - way cool name anyhow.

I would have expected you to do the unexpected and not the regular 100 milestone:) perfect again.

Madison - just cried and cried over her quarterly report Friday. She got all A's and 3 B's - she sobbed! She said B's are for B - low average! Oh jeeze - I'm still trying to make her ease up on herself! You two! It isn't even her report card! She scratched out all the B's and wrote capital A's next to them! It's just sad!

Your sister must be hella smart! Lol! Who spews that stuff? Haha!

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dearabbysmom 5 years ago from Indiana

Very fun, voted up! One of my favorite memories is when my sister and took my daughter and a friend to see 98 Degrees when they were at the Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan. We dropped the girls off and parked miles down the road and could still hear all those girls screaming as the band performed.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Ruchira - 98 worked out really well. I don't think I could have come up with nearly as many reasons if I would have done 99... it was a little bit of a cheater since I had so many things happen in 98. However, I do have a 99th hub in the works right now. I don't know if it will be as exciting, but we can hope!

@RealHousewife - I have a confession. I didn't use my daughters drawing because she wasn't around when I was trying to get this thing published. I couldn't find her drawing. So, I am going to have to take a picture of hers once I find it and update the photo or at least add it. I know she was super excited to be on my hubpages! LOL.

My husband hates his name. He said no one was able to pronounce it until Eli Manning made it a well known name. Now every time you turn around there is another little kid that has the name. Funny, some adults still can't say it and he often times gets calls from people asking for L E (just say the letters and that is how they say his name!)

Tell Madison not to be so hard on herself. B's are still good. At least that was what my mom kept trying to tell me. I have a feeling my oldest Abby will be the same way if she ever gets a bad grade. She is so sensitive.

On a side note - I asked Abby is she would ever read what I wrote - her response was she didn't have her own laptop. Then I said, if you did would you read my stuff. She laughed and said... I dont' know. Way to be supportive! LOL

@Dearabbysmom - I am glad that I am not the only person who remembers 98 degrees. I would have loved to go to that concert. Although I am sure you would have come out with a little less hearing. Not from the loud music like most concerts, but because all the swooning and squeeling of all the girls! LOL What a wonderful memory!

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chamilj 5 years ago from Sri Lanka

Congrats! Yes different numbers are special to different people.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Thank you! I have been around here for about 6 months and I seem to come across all these 100th hub celebrations. I never even assumed I would have gotten this far. Now that I am here it is a bit weird. However, I also didn't want to be like everyone else writing something about my 100th hub. Who knows.... maybe I will do one on 101 as well... we will see if my ideas start to stray! LOL I hope not!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Your daughter is just like you I have a feeling! Lol! Honesty is best though.....!

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Hey BBG,

Congratulations on 98! Whooo hoooo ~ very cool milestone.

The only significant thing for me I can think of is, well, hmmmm, can't think of anything. I guess the number doesn't mean much to me and 1998 was an insignificant year :) So my only thought is that you graduated in 1998 . . . which makes your birthday probably around 1980. And THAT makes me feel quite old since I graduated in the year you were born. So now that I smiled and giggled my way through your hub, I am now depressed and feeling like crap :)

Seriously, this was a fun, enjoyable read. Thanks!


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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - she is a little writer. She writes little stories all the time and I try to help her. But because I am a writer I sometimes feel like I am a litle too hard on her. Poor girl! Only and 3rd grade and I expect novels! :)

@Sharyn - I am glad that you giggled your way through this, although feeling like crap afterwards... I thought I would have a little something would cheer you up. I wasn't born in 1980. I was born in 79. So see, you aren't old. I was born before the year you graduated ;)

Seriously, glad you enjoyed it though!

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Sharyn's Slant 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

Phew, I feel a lil better and can go on with my day now ~ Thanks:)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I knew that would brighten your day! :)

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

BBG - you should tell her to write a story for hub! Tell her to tell hub world all about you and Eli and especially the stuff you wouldn't want her to say! Haha!

I hope your hubby has good luck today I'm crossing my fingers with you!

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RxTech 5 years ago from Florida

very funny hub! made me laugh.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@RealHousewife - That is a great idea. I can pawn off some of my work onto my daughter... lol. I will pay her a dollar and see my adsense earnings double. I wonder what she will write. LOL

Eli got back from his interview. It looks promising. We should know something within 24 to 48 hours. It is just a matter of going through HR. I don't want to jinx anything but I think he got it! Oh yeah!

@RxTech - Glad I could make you laugh! It was a fun hub to write!

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Keith Worth 5 years ago

Awesome hub, the significance of you asking about the number 98 didn't dawn on me until I saw this hub.

I made sure not to procrastinate reading it, so you may the rare 2% but somehow ended up putting off commenting until now that I have 98 free seconds.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

I don't think anybody that answered understood the significance of the number 98... when my husband found out... he was like oh boy! I told him I only made fun of him a little bit.

Thanks for taking the 98 seconds to comment... and an additional 98 seconds to read this. I am so glad that I was not part of your 98 percent procastination time... lol

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh wow! 24 - 48 hours? They are probably doing a background check! Well I'll keep everything crossed:)!

Oh hey - congraduations on your 100 and your 98!!! That's tops - you have an A+!

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

You are right...there is much to be said for 98. Nine minus eight is one and one is a lonely number as they said in the song. Oldsmobile made a "98" which was their luxury and it was preceded by the Rocket 88 which is what Jerry Lee Lewis drove. Question Mark and the Mysterions would have probably used the number 98 in their song, "You're Gonna Cry 96 Tears" but they came toa 96 before they got to 98 and just settled. Who ate...98! Who ate...98! When I say 9, you say 8! This hub is causing me to do stupid things! Thanks for sharing. WB

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Realhousewife - so they already called him back. He had to take a test and then they would extend an offer. Hoorah! Sounds like it might actually happen. But I have heard that before but I am going to try and not jinx it... so I will let you know if something does happen.

@Wayne Brown - I never knew that the side effects to the number 98 were to go a little crazy. But, on the other hand, it is a great feeling to get a little crazy. It makes you think. I wish that song would have had the number 98 in it. If it did, it would have gave me one more option to list. I also wish I would have thought of the little cheerleading skit... I could have finished the whole hub off with that one. It would have been great fun! LOL

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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Very funny hub, congratulations on 98 hubs! what does 98 mean to me? the last few minutes of 1998 (New Years Eve) I said I am ready to meet the man to spend the rest of my life with, a few months later I did!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Movie Master - glad you enjoyed reading that... and that is a wonderful tribute to 98.

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'm still crossing everything! Hey - can you say what kind of job he's applying for? I'm naturally nosy!

I added the special link to my fork hub! It's the one that made me use that word! Lol! Thanks Max!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

He is applying for a veteran's admission's counselor at a college stationed out of San Diego. From what I understand, it is his job to help veteran's get into school and all the processes involved with starting. He should hear in the next day or so if they make him an offer. Than he got another potential job that is really looking at him. The pay is a few dollars more but I guess there is a lot of potential for advancement... there is also a lot of travel time. We will see what happens.

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

So exciting! Well I hope he gets the one he likes best! And If there is negotiation allowed he should tell them he got an offer for a little more and see if they will bump it up:) it's worked for me before and all they can do is say no!

Ooohhhh - would Daddy travel or Daddy, Momma and the kids? Would you like to relocate? Haha! Don't answer - I'm such a weirdo! I'm the one who asks too many questions! Lol!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

It is pretty exciting. We are anxiously waiting. However, the one job (at least from what he told me but I don't think he has all the details) he believes is 6 weeks on and then back home. So that means 6 weeks of every rotation I would be a single parent. First off, I didn't sign up for that. If I wanted to be a single parent I would have gotten knocked up and not committed. Ha ha. I told him I would only be ok if I was allowed to have a boyfriend. He didn't like that idea. The second thing is I don't think it would be as bad if I was around my family and friends. But I really don't know anybody here, and not to knock my inlaws, but they aren't my family. Why would I want to be alone in an area that I didn't grow up for. If he takes that job, I might as well move back home to Wisconsin. However, if the price is right, we would locate anywhere needed right now... especially if the cost of living is a lot lower than it is here. Why - you got a job for us? LOL Just kidding! Dont' answer that!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are hilarious! I don't blame you though for not wanting him to leave For six weeks or 1 for that matter! - I've said the same thing - when we owned the auto body shop he worked 18 hours a day! He only held Syd the first year while she was sleeping. That carp had to end! It wasn't going to change and neither was I. The endless hours. It made me realize that love was more importNt than money. I told him I'd love to be broke again. Haha! Confuscious say, "may you get what you wish for.....hahaha!" He walked out and poof - broke again but way happier! I shut off all the cable, Internet, cell phones - cut it all out! Dave and I would lay in bed at night watching reruns of "the newlywed game" trying to guess the right answers. It was a blast! But we were together - 4 EVA:)! Lol!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

My husband seems to think that I am all about the money. While the money is good, I would rather live a little tighter and have my family together. It isn't worth it. Therefore, he thinks I will be happier if he has a higher paying job, even if that means he is never home. I don't agree. I have a friend whose husband is a truck driver. Granted, when they are together, they get to do a lot of stuff and she never goes without what she wants. I wish I could have that, but at the same time, I value my family way more. But, at this point, even if the traveling job is the one that offers, we need to have one of us working. This has been going on way to long. We can't live off pure love, we have to have some money coming in. The sad reality of life!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah I can understand that - and it could always be a temporary change too. Look at it this way - maybe what they say about absece making the heart grow fonder is true? Maybe if we hadn't gone through that experience we wouldn't have had it to learn from too? Maybe we'd be divorced by now! ummmmmm!

I always say that things seem to have a way of working out on their own. Survival of the fittest and all. You were in the army so I don't thin a couple of kids can kick your butt;)! Lol! C'est la vie,n'est pas?

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - I'm not afraid of them kicking my but, I am more afraid of me kicking theirs... lol... Army training kicking in.

I asked Abby if she would like me to post a story of hers on Hubpages so your daughter could read it. she got really excited. Then she asked me... mommy, where does your friend live? I told her you live in Missouri and she got a sad face. But I was hoping that me and her daughter could be BFFs forever! LOL Just too cute!

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

How cute is that! Aw! Tell her to put her most sad face on and tell daddy she wants to move to Missouri! It's tucked into the center of the states so when everyone gets attacked along the borders or after the aliens arrive, we will be safe right here in Missouri. Ok that might scare her! Lol!

I can't wait to see what Abby writes for us! I love stories and poems but it is even better if she would include a drawing!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Ha ha - my husband said he would never move to Missouri - bad memories of Basic Training. I suggested it because I loved Branson... memories of a family trip we had when I was much much younger.

I will let Abby know. She will be excited to do the graphics for it as well.

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh where was he? Ft. leonardwood? Shoot. Tell him don't be like that! Haha! You say Missouri, I say Misery:)! Haha!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

Yeah - that is what he said... lol

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I would rather live in CA too! I can't leave here because of our job - it won't travel:( I'm married to Missouri! But it has four seasons and my family so what the hay?

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ohsoamberx 5 years ago from Ohio

It seems like at least twice a week on a week night, after I tip out the bar and the bus boy I end up leaving with 98$! And I am always like well 98$ is pretty good it didn't even feel that busy! So maybe its my lucky number for tips during the week!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Realhousewife - The nice thing about having a job that doesn't travel is that you can take your family with when you do want to travel... then you can explore to your hearts desire! Well, when you can get off of work any way!

@ohsoamberx - That isn't too shabby. $98 is a great amount of money to bring home in tips a couple nights a week! Thanks for a great reason to honor the number 98! :)

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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Yeah we can hardly ever get away for more than a long weekend. I do plan my trips around those 4 day weekends:) and Thanksgiving - we take a week off and leave this country behind! I'm not sure where I want to go this year - maybe Canada! Japan, Libya - they're out!

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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Hi Barbergirl, you remind me that we all have major milestones in our lives and that most of us record chronologically. Certain years always stand out:

1960 start school

1972 high school graduation, coming of age

1976 College grad-Air Force commission and service

1981 Party over, new career path, brooding 1980's begin

1991 become journeyman in new career

2010 retirement

It has been a long road and there is still quite of bit of it for you to look forward to...

Regards Credence

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Realhousewife - I was going to suggest Mexico but I think you would like to keep your head - or is that all over with down there. I don't know - I hate the news - it depresses me 98 percent of the time (you like my shoving 98 in again... ha ha ha) My recommendation is to go to Banos, Ecuador - they have this great resort out there called the Luna Raton. You can hike up a volcano, journey through the rainforest, visit almost every client and then come back and get a massage. Oh wait - probably don't want to take the kids on that one. I have been dreaming about a trip there since 2003 when I researched it for Spanish class.

The other option - stay in Country and come out to Cali and enjoy the sun and shine... lol After all, we dont' have the four seasons like Misery! LOL

@Credence - I am glad I was able to inspire you to think of all your milestones. It seems that everything can be attached to some sort of milestone. It is a great trip down memory lane and I look forward to all the future milestones I will reach!

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gabby0506 5 years ago from Bangalore

Wow!! So many nice things. it seems like a co incidence as well as a lucky number for you

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@gabby0506 - I was pretty amazed once I started really thinking how many cool things could be associated with the number 98. Definately a great number! :)

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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

Intelligent article you actually shared in here.

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Sun-Girl - thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it. I had a lot of fun coming up with those different ways associated with 98!

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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Thailand

Up and awesome, how ever did you link so many things to 98!? Anyway, you are far beyond that day now!!

Thanks for SHARING.

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Rusticliving 5 years ago from California

Congratulations on your 98th Hub!

I LUV setting goals outside the box too!

BTW, there are 98 characters in my comment!

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Brett - Sadly - I was looking for 98 links but I just didn't feel like putting in the time! LOL. Even though I am far beyond this, thanks for stopping by and checking it out. It was nice to break into something a little different! :)

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Rustic Living - How creative. I love the fact you used 98 characers in your comment. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for taking the time to come up with such a brilliant comment! :)

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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

Hey... you never linked my 1898 hub about the Spanish American War! lol. :-)

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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca Author

@Myth - Thanks for the reminder! LOL.. I am going to link it quick and later I will really come back and fix everything up! UGH

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