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While I ponder leaving, I have something good to say.....

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Today is mine and hubby's 10th anniversary, and I got-------
    Ferrero Rocher chocolates!

    My favorite.

    I shall be fatter and happy.  haha

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
      TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!!! Ten years is quite an accomplishment. May you have many, many more. Enjoy those chocolates! smile

    2. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can see you live in your own little world and choose to leave reality out of the mix.

      It's a shame you open this thread with the intent of claiming to ponder leaving....yet you want to share something good? roll

      Either way, stay or leave? Make a decision and be done with it.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No can do right now.

        That would be too rash a decision.
        Don't you like the agony of NOT KNOWING once in a while??  wink

        1. Cagsil profile image61
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It doesn't matter to me either way. lol lol

    3. Mark Knowles profile image62
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ciao wink

    4. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yay congrats! Our 5th anniversary is in two months, I'm hoping for flowers. But chocolates are always nice smile

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        5 is a good number too.  I hope I remember it, so I can send you cyber-flowers or chocolates!  big_smile

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      sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Very Nice! Congradulations Brenda! Your a good and honest woman, he is so lucky!smile

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!
        I tell him that all the time!  wink

        1. prettydarkhorse profile image65
          prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ms Brenda, congratulations and happy annivesary!!

    6. Arthur Fontes profile image91
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Happy anniversary Brenda my wife and I are anticipating our 17th anniversary this August.

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! Ten years is quite the accomplishment these days and I hope you will have many more happy wedding anniversaries to come smile

      Pondering leaving? Although I disagree with the way you express yourself at times, I admire anyone who is so willing to stand up for their beliefs. Instead of leaving, why not change your approach a bit? People aren't getting angry because of WHAT you say, they are getting angry because of how you say it.

      Sometimes it is better to keep silent when you feel you are being personally attacked. The more you respond, the more cruel their comments will become. The more cruel their comments become, the more frustrated you will become. The more frustrated you become, the less people will take you seriously.

      You must also remember that people have the right to their own opinions, whether you agree with them or not. You're not going to change the world by sitting in front of your computer, making rather harsh judgments about people whom you've never met. You can't win people over by being negative. Instead, be kind and focus on the positive parts of your beliefs. Take a step back once in awhile and think, "Hm, how would I feel if someone were saying these things to me? ...How can I rephrase this so it sounds more positive?"

      I do hope you'll stay, Brenda. Although I am not Christian, I have found your everlasting presence in the forums a comfort, in a way. When I open a controversial thread, I know without a doubt that you're going to be there.

      Maybe take a few days off from HubPages before you make your decision?

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      Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      happy chocolate eating, those are yummy. Congrats on 10 years!! why are you leaving?

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the congrats!

        I was considering leaving.

        Reasons included disgust at what I perceive as a certain liberal agenda.

        But I'm stubborn, and am staying so far because I like a lot of people here, and because I have violated no rules of conduct and because I'm an American citizen with rights to free speech.

        I'm stubborn that way.

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          Justine76posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          cool.
          I wouldnt leave just cuz I didnt agree with everyone here. wink

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    A Texanposted 6 years ago

    Not another I may be leaving thread!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh I know I know....

      I've advised others not to leave under pressure.

      But it's very tempting, and maybe the best thing.  I dunno yet.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do what I did Brenda...personally ban yourself from the forums for a month or so. Just concentrate on your writing. smile

        1. Mamelody profile image61
          Mamelodyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I tried banning myself but it didn't work too well.. maybe a sack of chocolates will put me to sleep for a month smile big_smile

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        A Texanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just don't cut anyone any slack and let the bans fall where they may, this ain't real life, its a fricken website!

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          yes it is.
          But one that can have far-reaching consequences, really.  As any of them can!
          Remember how powerful the written word is,  whether it's in an article online or a forum like this.....
          I never underestimate the written (nor spoken) word.....

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            poetlorraineposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            take a break from the forums, i am going over to read some of your hubs.  Why people make life hell on the forums i will never know...... You are strong enough to take it.... but walk away when you do not feel you are, peace and love always

      3. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Brenda

        Remember the forums are just a sideline to the main purpose of HubPages.  You can choose to rise above any conflict in the forums and just concentrate on writing Hubs for the much larger audience out there in search engine land.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Thank you Glass Spider.

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    oooooo chocolate!!! lol Congrats on the 10 years Brenda...now share that chocolate! lol just kidding

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Crazdwriter.
      Yes, I'll share the chocolates.  big_smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        aaaaaaa thanks Brenda...you are too sweet to share. smile

  5. Flightkeeper profile image79
    Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago

    Brenda, don't take the silliness here seriously.  Just take a break.


    http://www.zulva.com/images/happy_anniversary/images/tagged-tagworld.gif

    Enjoy your day with hubby!

  6. Mamelody profile image61
    Mamelodyposted 6 years ago

    Oh by the way congrats.. 10 years is good accomplishment.. you should share your tips of a happy marriage with Tiger Woods and get yourself a fortune in no time big_smile

  7. TheGlassSpider profile image81
    TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago

    We may disagree on some things, Brenda, but if I may offer a bit of (perhaps unwanted) opinion on the matter: Don't let the people and posts around here bug you so! You've a right to your opinion, they've a right to theirs...and if they dissolve into childish name-calling so be it--Don't give folks the satisfaction of pushing you around with empty, silly words.

    I'm all for free will and doing what you choose, so I would never tell you that you *should* stay or you *should* go...but I would suggest doing either one as a consciously chosen action rather than an emotional RE-action...I think I've seen you say something pretty similar to others before wink

    Just a thought. Never let 'em see you sweat. smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Thanks for the pretty "gift", Flightkeeper;  and all y'all who wished me congrats!

    I do gotta go for now.  My Mom has a favorite online program she watches sometimes, so I'm gonna turn the computer over to that.

    See everyone later maybe...

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Have fun Brenda. relax and take a break from Hubpages. You'll feel better once you have.

  10. confused barbie profile image61
    confused barbieposted 6 years ago

    Congrats! Enjoy the chocolates you only live once so enjoy....

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    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Ferrero Rocher good. Slimming World mock Ferrero Rocher using Scan Bran not good.

    Happy Anniversary and to hell with the calories!

  12. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    I agree! I think you need a break!   big_smile


                    Namaste   smile

  13. Ohma profile image80
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Happy Aniversery enjoy your chocolates!

  14. Ron Montgomery profile image59
    Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago

    We now have two things in common that I know of.  I love Ferrero Rocher (dark) and I may be the only other hubber who has been to Yosemite (locally pronounced Yo' zuh mite) Kentucky.

    Congratulations on 10 years.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I kinda miss the Yosemite area, lotsa times.  It is said ya can take the person outta the country but ya can't take the country outta the person....

      We have a third thing in common---
      We're both very bold about speaking our minds.


      Thanks for the congratulations;  that surprised me.

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image59
        Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It shouldn't.  My most heated arguments are with friends and family.  After we're done, (or just taking a break) we're still friends and family. While I disagree vehemently with many of your posted opinions, I wish nothing for you personally other than continued happiness and more decades with your spouse.

        P.S. I assume he's a guy. smile

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          you better believe he is!  Last time I looked anyway! ha

          He's....quite an enigma in many ways.  Totally opposite of me in many ways.  Younger than me; ambitious and perplexing, smart as a whip;  The product of a manipulative, confusing and confused life that only got redeemed by the blood of the Lamb of God (but then, that's the only redemption anyone has!) He has quite a testimony if and when he chooses to share it with lost souls.

          We fought like crazy about the first 3 years, actually.  A relationship made between a gradually-backsliding, rebellious divorcee (me) and a troubled, worldly, but seeking man (him).
          Our only hope ended up being, of course, intervention by---you guessed it--God.
            "A threefold cord is not quickly broken."

          I'm handing out what seems like too much information here because it's...an occasion to witness to the mercy of the Lord.  I know what it's like to be in a backslidden position.  I know what it's like to rebel against the Word.  I know what it's like to be in need of His Salvation and not even admit it at the time.  I know what it's like to be lost. \

            He must've given an angel charge over me, because I was certainly in a low low place for several years of my life, and I'm afraid I would've died in my sins if He hadn't been so merciful, and His Spirit so convicting.

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    I was rude to you once, Brenda and I want to apologize.  I've been feeling badly about it.  I'm sorry.

    Congrats on your anniversary.  Time flies, huh?  I've been married 12 and a half years and it seems like... well, 50.  Just kidding.  Enjoy!  smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I honestly don't recall you being rude to me, wordscribe!
      So I don't think you owe me an apology!  But I certainly accept it, if you feel you wanted to do it.
      Thank you.
      And I hope I've never hurt you either.  If I have, please tell me so I can make it right if possible.

      Yes, time flies.  So fast!  Seems like only yesterday that I didn't have to worry about hairs on my chin!  hahaha
      12 and a half years; I hope they've been good years for you!
      I know what you mean by it seemin' like 50!  ha

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    wordscribe41posted 6 years ago

    Don't even get me started on chin hairs...  Sigh.  Vaniqa (Vaniqua sp?) here I come.

    I can't remember the context now, but I remember making a comment to you I regret.  I've learned a lot in these forums, actually.  Especially in the religious ones...  Nothing gets accomplished by being rude, as I've been from time to time.  I just end up feeling like a jerk in the end. 
     
    No, you've never said anything to hurt me.  Thanks for your understanding.

    I think you should stick around.  smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Maybe.
    But it might tick off some people who think I shouldn't "preach"....

    I just can't stop.  It just comes, without effort....
    I may concentrate more on hubs though.  I have several unfinished, unpublished.  Something to shoot for I guess.

    But I guess the best thing is that I've found many people here who are such fun and so interesting.  What would people do without each other?  A person being alone is the worst thing I can think of.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image62
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think you should be yourself - It is God who says you should not preach.

      You decide who is right - me - or God. wink

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Oh dear.
        Here we go.
        lol

        Mark, it's strange that God hasn't told me that yet.  Wonder why?
        Maybe I haven't asked Him yet...or maybe He thinks it really is okay.  Did that ever occur to you?

        At any rate, I put "preach" in quotations because I'm not a preacher in the usual sense; I feel no calling to be a Pastor or stand in a pulpit.  I "preach" through my poetry and by engaging in discussion about God, etc.   I probably do it more fervently than many women, yes....

        P.S.
        GOD is always right.  Your interpretation isn't always right.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image62
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          OK - so you can go against the Word, but are "suspicious" of others who do so. Interesting.

          Is homosexuality a worse sin than women preaching? Or are all sins equal?

          I guess God tells you what youy want to hear huh? lol lol

          Not that it says anything about women preaching and teaching men in the bible. wink

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            sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            God didn't say anything, you don't believe in him remember!big_smile

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    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    Congratulations on your tenth, Brenda. May you have many more happy, healthy ones. big_smile

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    darksideposted 6 years ago

    This thread shall be known as The Farewell Flounce That Became A Religious Debate.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    haha yeah that about sums it up, darkside.
    But I am still pondering!
    When one door closes, another one opens.  I dunno whether to close the door or not.

    @ Mark, like I said, I think there's a Biblical difference between actually being a Preacher, and spreading the Gospel in whatever way a person (woman or man) finds access and ability to.
    AND wherever there's a NEED for it.  The need is the main thing.  The Word must go out,  and will go out, to a lost people!
    The USA for sure has a need for some bold Preachers in the public eye! Where are they?  Rick Warren?   Yikes!  That man compromised his Biblical stance publicly the day he spoke his watered-down, tolerant speech at Obama's Inauguration.  It wouldn't surprise me if MORE women didn't start "preaching" boldly if a strong MAN doesn't step up to the plate!
    Telling people about Jesus isn't restricted to just males, anyway.  Speaking Truth isn't limited to males.

    1. Faybe Bay profile image83
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Brenda I do not know you and am just catching up. Don't leave. Just write and find a happy place. If you are addressed in a forum in a way that you do not wish to respond, then don't. This is a wonderful opportunity for people the world over to meet and share our lives with each other. Even among our closest friends and relatives we, at times, agree to disagree.
      This does not make us any less friends or family. Whether we are lead by God or a need for connection with others, whether we are religious or political in our views, it is a place for all of us. You would be missed if you left, even if I do not know you yet.

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I always wish to respond.  Maybe that's how I get into squabbles.
        But I'm not one to back down from a verbal fight, usually, if it's about an important topic.

        Oh well.
        Thank you for the post.  You're very sweet.

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          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In life we are baited. Remember Jesus admonishing us to turn the other cheek? Okay, what about the scriture on knocking the dust from your feet? Sometimes silence is golden, may I call you my friend. Sometimes a smile makes others think, "What is she up to?" which can be so much more rewarding than having the last word. (HUGS)

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            Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I know.
            There's even the Scripture about casting pearls too.  Boy does that one get people's hackles up (at least when we don't keep it to ourselves! ha).

            Honestly, it isn't about having the last word, with me!  I'm so fearful for people's souls.  Doesn't matter whether people believe that or not, it's true.
            Why I do that is because the Lord God Himself gave warning after warning after warning to a people He loved but who had backslidden,  and to sinners whose souls He wanted saved.   Time after time, like a father teaching his kids, like a broken record over and over in the hopes that someday they'd GET IT!  He didnt' consider them stupid,  He just considered them foolish and subject to temptation. 

            That's how I see it too....


            I'm editing to say I consider myself foolish too, horribly foolish without the help of the Lord....
            Didn't want anyone to take that wrong...

            1. Flightkeeper profile image79
              Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Brenda, you are a more caring, more patient person than I am.  I am the kind who if you wanted to hang yourself, I'd give you all the rope you wanted. lol lol lol

              I thank God, I'm an imperfect and inconsequential Christian.

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                Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Flightkeeper,

                I think there's no such thing as an inconsequential Christian.
                The Word doesn't return void.
                God just works through each of us according to our abilities and personalities, and our level of willingness;  every Christian has an impact somewhere.

                1. Flightkeeper profile image79
                  Flightkeeperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks Brenda smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Thanks!

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    darksideposted 6 years ago

    A door needn't close. Not for good.

    I see hubpages and similar sites as boxes. Boxes with interesting things in it. I play with those interesting things. If I get a little bored with one I don't throw it away or destroy the contents, I put it aside and play with another box. Later I'll come back to the original box and I may have more insight, wisdom and understanding on how to properly play with those things inside (not to mention fun).

    The bonus, and where the wheels of this analogy fall off completely, is that you can make money even while you 'neglect' a site that is set up for residual passive income.

  23. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations on the 10 years Brenda! Way to go, hun!
    As for the tormentors on this site, you get my vote for standing up to them and  for what you believe in.
    I'm not a religionist, but I would never suggest someone else who is, is wrong.
    Some people here need to grow up and shut up.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    @ darkside,
    very interesting analogy!

    @IzzyM,
    thanks.  You sound bold like me.  ha.  Thanks for your kind words!

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    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    I would argue with you over chocolates, but I love 'em way too much myself. big_smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We could fight it out in hubs!  haha
      The Chocolate Wars....wink

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Okay. My position is Dark Chocolate; the line has been drawn in the sand.  lol

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Another vote for dark, BUT I will take milk anyday.  Not a chocolate snob AT ALL.  Good grief, now I have to go get some chocolate:  Ghriradelli anyone?  http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:qWoxY_Jy0ge5fM:http://foodgal.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/ghirardelli.jpg

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            Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Here. big_smile

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              wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              too expensive for my economic climate. lol

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                Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hershey's is one of my favorites, too. Actually Lindt's is my fav...

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Whoever has posted and I neglected to respond to.....

    Thanks and I'm blessed to be among such cool, nice people!

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    lovelypaperposted 6 years ago

    Congratulations! I hope you have many more anniversaries.

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    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    dark chocolate peanut M&Ms.

    the clear winner.

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      Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Ooooh, now that sounds absolutely yummilicious. big_smile

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Okay I'm in...let's fight about chocolate. Anything with coconut is NASTY!

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Oh no!  Them's fightin' words there!  I LOVE coconut!
      haha

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm with you on that one, Brenda. Mounds dark chocolate is great! big_smile

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          Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Excuse me while I go barf lol

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            Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Say hi to Ralph for me will you? big_smile

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sure thing want me to say hey to John while I'm at it? lol

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                Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Only if you tip the Attendent. lol

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                  Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I'll give him a Mounds lol

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          wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          heh heh

          The cool people know what's good, at least lol

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            Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Scawey. big_smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol all right put 'em up... put 'em up! lol

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      AMEN, sister.  Absolutely despise it.  I know a lot of people love it, but it won't go down any further than this girl's esophagus.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Won't even touch this girls mouth lol My mom loves it too. *gag*

      2. wyanjen profile image88
        wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Dark chocolate Mounds bars...
        yum big_smile

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't.  lol

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            wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol
            hey now, that's getting a little personal


            big_smile

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              How are you?  I haven't seen you around for a while.  Hope you're well.

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                wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Aww, thanks smile

                I've been a little symptomatic I must admit.
                But no worries.Makes you appreciate the good days, know what I mean?

                Hey! We are both mugs today. big_smile

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                  wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I've been noticing your mug and hating my coffee cravings.  Then I look at mine and it's game over:  coffee pot ON. 

                  Sorry about the symptoms.  I can relate, I haven't been on the top of my game either.  A lot of mine is "environmental" right now, but still the same, it sucks. 

                  I hope you're on the up and up soon, Jen.  We need to reincarnate our thread, huh?

                  1. wyanjen profile image88
                    wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Yeah, right?
                    lol

                    Some days I'm not sure where the line is between my own thing, and just plan old stress! Environmental forces are at work here too.

                    Yeah, we'll need to get a new thread going, or start the old one back up... if I was going to be on-line later tonight I'd say no time like the present. But, my TiVo is beckoning... and a nap. tongue


                    Sorry we stole your thread Brenda.

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I am a very picky eater...what can I say. My taste buds and I agree it's a texture thing. Coconut does not have a good texture nor a good taste to it so even covering it up with chocolate won't help any. *gag*

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Now give me Andes mints or anything mint covered in chocolate and you have one happy girl here big_smile

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You're my chocoate soul mate.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Woohoo I found my chocolate soul mate.. big_smile

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It doesn't happen everyday.  Been lookin' for a while.  A bit relieved I must say.

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Don't ever leave me chocolate soul mate big_smile okay that sounded creepy lol

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              Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yikes! big_smile

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                wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol lol

                By the way, my daughter just saw your sheep avatar.  She thinks you're cute.  smile

                Oh, wait. Are you a lamb?

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Yours forever.  As a token:  http://www.blogcdn.com/www.adjab.com/media/2006/12/insideoutjuniormints.gif

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                aaaaa thanks wordscribe.. *grabs at the box only to hit the computer screen* NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

                Oh yea and this talk about chocolate is pure torture for me right now sad big_smile

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                  wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Me, too.  My "aunt's: about to come into town, if you know what I mean.  wink  TMI?

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                    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    mine just left lol and I gave up chocolate for 40 days and 40 nights like I have always done...it's pure torture but I do it for understanding and my religion smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    LOL

    y'all are fun.

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    Hey has anyone tried the Junior Mints where the mint is on the outside and the chocolate is on the inside?

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      Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah! I tried that first time last year. That is brilliance-squared.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yep The Dollar Tree across from us has them and when my MIL told us about them xmas time last year we bought some...I fell in love! lol

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          Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The person who invented them deserves a Biiiiiig raise. big_smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yep I would say so and maybe a year supply of CHOCOLATE! lol Sh!t sign me up I'll think of something good. lol

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              Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Working to invent new chocolate combinations; Heaven on Earth. big_smile

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                We can do it together Denno...and so can you wordscribe and then maybe we can all get a year's supply of chocolate...or maybe several years supply lol

      2. yenajeon profile image81
        yenajeonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yum that's the stuff they give you at the end of sushi dinners! Lol
        Do yall like mint chocolate chip icecream too?

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Been on my mind this whole thread.  I love and adore it.  This is getting torturous.

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          Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yer making me drool woman! how rude! lol Just kidding. and yes LOVE mint chocolate chip icecream.

          oo say that five times fast: mint chcolate chip ice cream
          mint chocolate chip ice cream

        3. TheGlassSpider profile image81
          TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Mint chocolate chip is my favorite flavor of ice cream...particularly from a company called Green's(who unfortunately does not serve the area in which I currently live). They had the creamiest mint ice cream and filled it with thin flakes/slivers of pure, wonderful milk chocolate that melted on the tongue like snowflakes. Bliss.

          They also made cherry chocolate chip that was to do die for (and I don't like cherry anything!); they're the only company I know of who makes that flavor.

          Anybody else know the company?

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Nope never heard of it but the way you described it I wanna know that company lol

            1. TheGlassSpider profile image81
              TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I was living in Maryland at the time, and I have a sneaky suspicion that they're a small company serving a limited region sad

              I haven't been able to find their ice cream in West Virginia...BUT we DID just start getting UTZ potato chips (which I believe are made in PA and only shipped to a limited area as well) so there may be hope.

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Find their website, find their email and complain that you can't find their ice cream any where and you know that where you live a lot of ppl would buy their ice cream. I did that and now we have a CiCi's in San Diego as well as The Melting Pot big_smile I got all my friends to do it too. so if you bring it to their attention then maybe they'll do the research and possibly send out their ice cream to your area. big_smile

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                wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I'm confused which one it is.  Google search shows up lists of "green" chocolates.  There's one company called green and black, I think it was...  Is it organic chocolate?

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            wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Never heard of Green's.  But, I never turn down a chocolate company with a good rep.  smile  Google, here I come.

          3. yenajeon profile image81
            yenajeonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Green's as in Green & Black? They have *amazing* ice cream! I have been eating so badly and I'm going to Cancun in like 4 days hmm

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Cancun? uh oh don't get too wild over there girl lol

              1. yenajeon profile image81
                yenajeonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Lol there's no such thing. It was a surprise from my bf. I really really needed a warm vacation!

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                  Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  aaaaa what a sweet bf. you BETTER take your camera woman and snap tons of pics..especially nature pics. You can write a pretty hub about the nature and post the pics big_smile

                  1. yenajeon profile image81
                    yenajeonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    good idea! And do a review of the hotel/beaches/clubs smile
                    Thanks!
                    You're lucky to be living in a sunny state, its super depressing here. (MI)

            2. TheGlassSpider profile image81
              TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I don't know...maybe?

              You can find them on the web...I hesitate to post anything here, but you could try typing "greens" and the words "icecream" and throwing a .com on the end and that will probably take you to them. wink

  34. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    Yes, 10 years is long enough!  leave the bastard!  If he can't treat you right and gets away with only giving you some measly chocolates on the 10th anniv, that's reason enough!  I say go now, before it gets really ugly - - - what?  huh? 

    oh, you mean you are pondering leaving HUBPAGES?     gaaaaah!  NO!  you can't do that - we would miss you, really, and besides, sometimes you are one of the only voices of reason, even tho I usually disagree with you.  Everyone is getting so agreeable, I need someone to say the things you say - PLLLLEEEEEEEAAAAASE!  don't go!  I really don't know how you could even think it!

    how was that? huh?   well, shucks, gosh knows I try!

  35. Arthur Fontes profile image91
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I found Reese's Peanut Butter cups with dark Chocolate the best candy bar I have ever had.

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      Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ooo that sounds good Note to self: when able to have chocolate around Easter time buy some! big_smile

  36. 0
    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    lol Mega you are too dang funny girl! love the new pic too

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      geeeee - thanks!  and I like your pic too, I don't think it looks like a phony smile at all! heh heh

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        okay have no idea how to take that comment...because that isn't a fake smile...

        1. mega1 profile image79
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I forget which thread we were in the other day when I believe Cags said he thought your new picture wasn't as good as others and the smile was phoney (phony?) looking!  remember that?  or did I imagine it?  anyhow it looks wonderful!  I don't think it looks fake - never did!

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That's right Cags did say it looked phony lol I guess I forgot...too much crap running around in the old brain lol thanks mega smile

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I said that the smile look FORCED? roll

            And, in the picture, she looks like she is forcing herself to smile.

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              hehehe Cags you appeared oout of no where..was your ear burning? and no not forcing like I said before. smile

              1. Cagsil profile image61
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Correct Crazd. I left it at that. I didn't bring it back up. Someone else did.

                In all honesty, to me, it doesn't matter. I'm not the using the picture. big_smile tongue

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                  Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  lol skyfire told me he liked this one a lot better than the other one...the one you helped me with. said it scared him lol maybe I should go back to that one later on lmao

                  1. mega1 profile image79
                    mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    yep - stirred things up, didn't I - not sorry not sorry . . . and that old pic scared me too!  it made me think you are a writer of horror stories!  hehehe   gosh this is more fun than I've had on the forums for quite awhile!  lol

  37. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    broooooaaaaaah hahahahahahah!  stirring things up a little, what?  not sorry either! broooooaaaaaah hahahahahahah!  AHAHAHHA!

  38. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    SERIOUSLY, lmao! now! lol

  39. W. Scott Phoenix profile image60
    W. Scott Phoenixposted 6 years ago

    Y'all heard wsp2469 was banned, right?  it just might be forever, too.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ??

    2. 0
      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile Not a very good disguise there, "W. Scott Phoenix." I think I'll call you WSP for short. lol

  40. 0
    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    You two and your "mug" shots lol I know bad joke

    1. wyanjen profile image88
      wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol
      Not a bad joke Crazd.
      I keep all my avatars in a folder called "mugs"
      lol
      <edit>

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        aaaa you mean there are ppl out there who gets my weird sense of humor? yikes I'm home!  lol

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      wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Snort, snort, snort.  lol  We met in the slammer.

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        Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yikes Wow the information one find outs on here lol

        okay what were you guys in for? this time lol

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          wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          WAY too many Google TOS violations (and stealing coffee mugs).  lol

          1. wyanjen profile image88
            wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Crazd...
            I think we should nominate WS for a membership in the Depp Club.
            All in favor?
            You are the president, after all...
            lol

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              Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Oi! not THAT whole thing again...I'm not the president d@mn it! I don't wanna be the president *falls on the ground and throws a fit*

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              DEPP club?  Is Johnny involved?  I'm in. 

              Jen, take a nap but come back later.  I want to chat in "the OTHER" room.  Need to get some stuff off my chest.  Yes, Brenda, sorry we really did get carried away here...  When the topic's chocolate, we get a little crazy.

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                Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hijack away!
                I love chocolate
                and I love fun threads.  big_smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            So THAT is where my coffee mugs disappeared to. and you two told me you've never been to Anaheim, CA. You lied to me lol

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              wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I've really been enjoying the mug with you and your hubby.  Perfect for a nice cappucino.  The cat one's a little small, but alright for espresso.  lol

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                Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol lol I want my mugs back! and yes Johnny Depp is involved...I stated once about the new Alice in wonderland moving coming out with Depp in it and they all made me the president of the Depp Club even after I said no roll lol

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                  wordscribe41posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  lol  I want to see that movie, too, Madame President.

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                    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    *hits self in head with the palm of my right hand* doh!

                2. wyanjen profile image88
                  wyanjenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Here are the official proceedings:

                  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/28127?page=4#post560241

                  sorry Crazd, your country has called you to office.
                  er, your forum buddies I mean. Called you to office.

                  lol

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                    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Crap I thought that was gone by now...far far far down on the forums lol

  41. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    mega1 if that is you in that picture......  tongue

  42. wyanjen profile image88
    wyanjenposted 6 years ago

    aaaaahhhh

    Maddie I thought you were here to tell us to stop hijacking.
    'phew.

    WS, I'll be on-line about this time tomorrow - we'll bump our first forum or start a new one up, k?

    You can always e-mail me too, I've got a good ear if you need to talk.

    later gaters!

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      Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      cya jen talk to ya lates

  43. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    I LOVE BIG BOOBIE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!  big_smile

    1. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      c'mere

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        YES MAM!!!   tongue

        1. mega1 profile image79
          mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          here

          (what do hugs SOUND like?  mmmmmpf?)

          1. Hokey profile image60
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I Love it!!!!!!!!!  tongue

  44. 0
    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    Sorry, was away doing schoolie things. Any chocolate left? big_smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Plenty!

      And cyber chocolate has NO calories!  Even though that's offset by just sitting on our rears in front of a computer....wink

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm mentally jogging as we speak. lol

  45. 0
    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    lol

    me too.

  46. 0
    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    You're right.
    I'll never be able to resist chatting altogether, though.
    I'll need to re-gain a happy medium, a balance.

  47. 0
    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    I'll call for pizza if anyone'll pick it up. big_smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Gotta be thin crust and loaded w/veggies & mushrooms!
      And NO anchovies!
      wink

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Uh oh. I sense another smackdown! I'm a Chicago-style pizza man. big_smile

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      maybe just one slice of veggie for me - I just ate dinner!

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        Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Okay, three slices it is! big_smile

  48. 0
    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Okay okay.  Maybe we can compromise.   Most pizza places will make pizzas half-n-half.   Or are you springing for TWO pizzas?   You did say you'd pay, right??  big_smile


    Might have to have more than two.  There's a lotta people here who love chocolate; bet they like pizza too, even after dessert!

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      Denno66posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think both styles will do just fine; we'll have to get about, um, ten to start? big_smile

  49. W. Scott Phoenix profile image60
    W. Scott Phoenixposted 6 years ago

    You are not alone in pondering over that issue since I can publish anything I wish on my own website and can also publish on my boss' website in my own column.  Still, there are some people here that almost want to make me try again.
    Nevertheless, I have published one more hub--for sure--that had to see the light of day before this month is over. 
    (If you're the least bit interested in what all happened feel free to go to the wsp2469 profile OR check out the CLOSED forum on the closing of wsp2469.)

  50. Lady_E profile image83
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    Happy Anniversary and Cheerio...

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you Lady_E!


      @
      W. Scott Phoenix,
      I couldn't find an original profile for wsp, nor a "Closed" forum, but found some previous postings in the forums.
      I'm very vocal when I know about an issue,  but I don't know you, so I won't comment on anything concerning banning......but I did read your current hub and commented on it.

      Always nice to "meet" another hubber.  Hope you do well and enjoy the site!

 
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