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19 hours ago, nachomama said:

My sister got me, found me on facebook and sent me the link to the reunion. It's open to "all classes" but organized by '82-'85ers. My sister was '88 and I was a few years behind her. So I don't know these people, SHE don't know these people. She even posted some stupid garbage about buying dessert at Chi-Chi's which is a defunct restaurant chain since 2004! How smart does my sister look now? Plus, not sure if I mentioned this my sister doesn't have front teeth. No clue where her teeth went and she's still a bit young for dentures but girl aint got no front teeth but she's so damn happy to be trying to go to this reunion. This will not end well, this is worse than Romy and Michelle's high school reunion cuz at least they had a plan. My sister can't claim she invented invisible front teeth.

As I have said before, I read a lot about many different high school reunions on the net, nothing about my own.  It is interesting some of the stories that have been told.   And as I have also said, I never in a million years would ever go.

I was shown some pictures from past reunions from a kid who is friends of some of my classmates and several things didn't surprise me at all.

People still after all of those years always ended up in the same cliques they were in high school.   If you were shut off from the rest of the class, it would be a waste of time going, because you would have no one to talk to even if you went just to see if things would change, if classmates would treat you differently..

Less than 25% of the graduation class showed up, which I think is pitiful.  Some websites say that if you can get 25% of any graduation class to show up, that is a good number.  I think that is just an excuse.  Yes, some people move away, and others go toes up.  But if a high school class can't get people that don't move away to show up, that's a problem.

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In general, one of the reasons for combining graduation classes for reunions, is because they can't get enough people from one individual class to show up.  The other is, often times classmates often have friends in other graduation classes.

Often times the first several reunions are people gloating about their accomplishments.   Basically a measuring contest.

Most of the time spouses don't go.  I read one story where an old high school romance was rekindled. 

There was another story where a kid was tormented all through his school years, and he decided to go to a high school reunion to prove that he had made something of himself.  Only to find out that he was physically bullied at his high school reunion. 

As time passes, reunions tend to be about retirement, the success of their children and grand children.  Sounds boring to me. 

I am not on Facebook, so I don't know much about it other than some people have been trying to remove themselves from it.  I don't know if that means that they would be going back to mailing out invitations for reunions or not.

Reunions can be very expensive to attend.  Expensive is a relative term of course.  

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19 hours ago, Nashville said:

I don't think it's a competition; if it was, though, I'd have had several significant and unfair advantages: 😉 

  1. I'm probably a good bit older than most of you - which simply translates into several years' worth of extra opportunities.
  2. I've spent the vast majority of my life in middle Tennessee, which music-wise is a venue-rich environment.  In my pre-marriage/college years (in the early '80s), I freakin' lived in the clubs and concert halls on the weekends.  Besides the extra chances to see shows, that also translated into some of the "meeting famous people" stuff - they hung out in the same venues before they got famous.  Faith Hill, for example: when I met her, she hadn't yet "made it" - she was splitting time between secretary/receptionist for one of the Music Row publishing outfits, and working at a McDonalds. 🙂
  3. Also back in the '80s: I attended college at Middle Tennessee State University, which (at the time - not so much now) hosted one of the larger concert venues in the MidTN - Murphy Center - and I also worked for the University program which booked and worked the concerts.  So many of my shows/meets were in the way of working the events.

Like I said - unfair advantages.  So you'll understand why when @icemiser69 posted up these questions, my initial response was, "Oh, SHIT."  😄 

I don't think we're that far apart in age, perhaps a few years.  I think that it is great that you have gone to all of those events.   We are all different people with different life experiences.  If everyone went down the same path in life, it would be kind of boring, and we wouldn't have much to talk about.

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On 3/17/2019 at 1:29 PM, Nashville said:
  1. Black Flag
  2. Dead Kennedys 
  3. John Lee Hooker
  4. The Ramones
  5. B.B. King

I'm totally jealous of these! 

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My mother kept in touch with a lot of her high school friends although she was old and they did an old fashionedy thing like write letters. My mother was a great letter writer and an even better phone talker. I remember the good old days when she would set a clock to call at the right time for the cheap long distance and a timer to shut herself up. My mother attended her 20th high school reunion and I had just been born, so I guess I went. Most of the rest of the kids were grown or teenagers so I was a novelty. So my mother had a grand plan for me to drive her to her 40th reunion. That would have been cool I suppose, she was from Iowa and I hadn't been there since I was a baby. She died about 2 years short of the reunion. Someday when I retire and start traveling like old farts in an RV it would be fun to drive to her home town. I'd take a peak at her address where she grew up, I don't think I'd knock on the door and try to get a tour of her childhood home just a drive in her neighborhood or something.

I doubt I'd ever spark up an old high school romance. When I think about it I thank Jeebus every day of my life I didn't end up with some of those weirdos. I wasn't a great prize but holy crap, one guy may or may not have set his dad's house on fire with his dad in it. One guy has about 16 baby mama's

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3 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

I am not on Facebook, so I don't know much about it

What - you don't want to share pictures of your dinner and post a zillion cutesy memes replete with sappy Hallmark sentiments? You clearly don't know how to live.

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I don't understand the emo facebook. Where you post nothing but selfies with weird filters and post sad poetry memes. Cuz you just broke up with your boyfriend and you alternate between loneliness crap and "I'm broken or imperfect but doggonit I'm the best thing that ever happened to him" stuff. I'm required to cyber stalk my neice and I always know when she's broken up with someone. Didn't know for over a year that she had a baby but boom endless "you never know what you've got til it's gone" and a lot of pics of the kid that I had to look through several SEVERAL before I could determine that this kid does not have Downs Syndrome.

I think there's a very fine line on facebook where you're legit sharing something for family and friends and then just spilling your guts and tmi. I watch divorces happen over facebook, they're arguing back and forth over facebook. I post almost nothing that's real life. I do random goofy memes and sometimes just odd stupid crap. I will never fight with you, whether it's politics or toilet paper, I will not get into a facebook war. I do not have my real name on facebook and it didn't help me hide from my sister. I have never taken a selfie in my life and I never will. I practically break out in hives if I accidently end up in someone's photo that they post. If group photos are taken I stand in back and duck when they click. :D I tell people I'm in witness protection or that I'm native american and the camera steals my soul.

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2 hours ago, nachomama said:

My mother kept in touch with a lot of her high school friends although she was old and they did an old fashionedy thing like write letters. My mother was a great letter writer and an even better phone talker. I remember the good old days when she would set a clock to call at the right time for the cheap long distance and a timer to shut herself up. My mother attended her 20th high school reunion and I had just been born, so I guess I went. Most of the rest of the kids were grown or teenagers so I was a novelty. So my mother had a grand plan for me to drive her to her 40th reunion. That would have been cool I suppose, she was from Iowa and I hadn't been there since I was a baby. She died about 2 years short of the reunion. Someday when I retire and start traveling like old farts in an RV it would be fun to drive to her home town. I'd take a peak at her address where she grew up, I don't think I'd knock on the door and try to get a tour of her childhood home just a drive in her neighborhood or something.

I doubt I'd ever spark up an old high school romance. When I think about it I thank Jeebus every day of my life I didn't end up with some of those weirdos. I wasn't a great prize but holy crap, one guy may or may not have set his dad's house on fire with his dad in it. One guy has about 16 baby mama's

"Gladys Kravitz" lived across the street from my parent's house.   She knew everything that was going on in the town that I grew up in.  My mom used to talk to the woman for hours, just gossiping.  It drove me nuts.  My mom is a loud talker, so even though I didn't want to hear what was being said, I was hearing what was being said.

It would have been much better if my mom went across the street to talk to old Gladys in person, but she never did that.   

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57 minutes ago, AngelaHunter said:

What - you don't want to share pictures of your dinner and post a zillion cutesy memes replete with sappy Hallmark sentiments? You clearly don't know how to live. 

I never understood why anyone would want to toot their own horn.  That is pretty much what I envision Facebook being used for.

I am not on Twitter either. 

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23 minutes ago, nachomama said:

I don't understand the emo facebook. Where you post nothing but selfies with weird filters and post sad poetry memes. Cuz you just broke up with your boyfriend and you alternate between loneliness crap and "I'm broken or imperfect but doggonit I'm the best thing that ever happened to him" stuff. I'm required to cyber stalk my neice and I always know when she's broken up with someone. Didn't know for over a year that she had a baby but boom endless "you never know what you've got til it's gone" and a lot of pics of the kid that I had to look through several SEVERAL before I could determine that this kid does not have Downs Syndrome.

I think there's a very fine line on facebook where you're legit sharing something for family and friends and then just spilling your guts and tmi. I watch divorces happen over facebook, they're arguing back and forth over facebook. I post almost nothing that's real life. I do random goofy memes and sometimes just odd stupid crap. I will never fight with you, whether it's politics or toilet paper, I will not get into a facebook war. I do not have my real name on facebook and it didn't help me hide from my sister. I have never taken a selfie in my life and I never will. I practically break out in hives if I accidently end up in someone's photo that they post. If group photos are taken I stand in back and duck when they click. :D I tell people I'm in witness protection or that I'm native american and the camera steals my soul.

I don't think there is anything wrong with learning from the mistakes that others have made or trying to walk a mile in someone elses shoes, showing some compassion.  If talking about something horrible stops someone else from heading down that same horrible path, I think that is a good thing.  Or if talking about a subject causes others to take a second look at their views on life or other issues I also think that is a good thing.

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If I thought there were any lessons being learned I wouldn't mind it. But there is no learning. She breaks up with the same dude and gets back together with him 4 minutes later. She's throwing a public pity party on facebook, if the lesson is "don't spill the tea" on facebook then yes learn away.

My mom was on the phone 24/7 and nope didn't go across the street. My sister actually had an excellent vocabulary very young mostly because she listened to my mother talk endlessly with her friends and didn't get baby talk. My mother even published a weekly column in the local paper about the "news". We lived in company housing, not in a town, everybody worked at the same place and everybody had exactly the same cookie cutter house. "Town" was 30 or more miles away. When we lived in Utah "town" was 90 miles away. You basically had this teeny micro-cosm petri dish where nothing ever happened and yet the women could gossip endlessly. Now my mother's column was "Earl Dowd's brother came to visit with his kids and they all had a splendid time at the company picnic" but the phone time was "research" I suppose. And very early on we had "party line" phones so you picked up the receiver and could literally eavesdrop on everyone's conversation.

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My niece sends out a picture Christmas card every year.  This year we got the card without her kids in it and a man in the card that wasn't her husband.   I didn't bother to ask what happened.  It was none of my business.   I just assumed things didn't work out in that relationship.  I kind of wonder what this year's card is going to look like. 

I have heard of people on other forums complaining about Facebook, that they were being contacted by people (classmates) that they didn't want any contact with.  I don't know how Facebook works, but I would assume that there was a block, ignore, or a "shove it", button that would tell people to get lost.   Or that there was some sort of other setting where Facebook accounts could be made private.

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@icemiser69 - I fully expected my reunions to be exactly as you describe, but I was pleasantly surprised:

  1. Skipped the 10-year.  Most of the (very few) people I had any knowledge of after graduation were still fuckups trying to assemble something resembling a sane life, which didn’t really endear me to the prospect of seeing the same thing x200.
  2. Wife sorta nudged me into attending the 15-year - a “small” reunion, pretty informal - so I went, and was more than a little surprised to find out MANY more people remembered me fondly than I ever expected (personally I’d always considered myself pretty much invisible in HS, but apparently not).  About all of the old clique walls had pretty much cracked into nothingness, many of the former HS wallflower types had emerged from their cocoons into GREAT personalities, and most of the formerly jerk-ish “golden children” had been shell-shocked enough by real life for their superior shells to crack and let in some humanity.
  3. The 20-year was pretty great; we were all in our late 30s by now, everybody was pretty comfortable in their own skins, and none of the old distinctions seemed to matter any more.  One lady had dropped about half her former body weight, she looked like a fucking rock star ( which NOBODY was shy about telling her), and we wore off half the surface of the Country Club’s dance floor that night.  😄 
  4. We didn’t do a 25, but the 30 was pretty laid back; this was the first post-Facebook reunion, and a fair number of the previous reunions’ MIAs showed up - including a few of the former top-cliquers, who I think showed up expecting all the old HS crap to have been carefully preserved in glass bubbles in their absence.  They were, ahhh, somewhat surprised to find otherwise. 😉 When after a few drinks some started in on some of the old “cuts”, people just started walking away from them, and stayed away - their negativity was avoided by former friends and victims alike.  They didn’t stay too long. 😄 
  5. Folks wanted a 35, but the reunion committee never got in gear - so some of us put together a by-god 37th on our own, and had a pretty complete turnout. 🙂   Funny thing, though; most of the Negative Nancies from the 30th didn’t show up (maybe they were taking a break from FB that year?), but the ones who did were much more pleasant and sociable the second time around.  Maybe it just took a bit for the culture shock to seep in, or maybe they were actually relieved they didn’t have to keep playing out those tired old HS roles any more - I don’t know which.

Last time we decided to keep them going every 5 years on the 0/5 breaks, because age mortality has already started its creep; between the 20-30 and the 30-37 gaps, the size of our “In Remembrance” Wall has doubled each time. 😞   In any case, I’m looking forward to the 40th; age considerations aside, we’re a pretty damn fun bunch nowadays. 🙂 

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This is one of the weird child hood incidents but my mother's "gossiping" is what made me remember it. One time my mother actually did go down the street to visit her friend. I guess I decided she had been gone long enough and I went to go get her. I started running down the street and I guess I got into a groove, started my "Chariots of Fire" running montage lookin up at the trees listening to the wind and WHAM! I smacked into a parked truck in a driveway. That's what happens when you are lookin up at the trees and not where you're going. So I dusted myself off, took a look around and no one saw me so I walked the rest of the way. My mother says, "we really do need to get your eyes checked if you can't see a truck".

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2 hours ago, nachomama said:

This is one of the weird child hood incidents but my mother's "gossiping" is what made me remember it. One time my mother actually did go down the street to visit her friend. I guess I decided she had been gone long enough and I went to go get her. I started running down the street and I guess I got into a groove, started my "Chariots of Fire" running montage lookin up at the trees listening to the wind and WHAM! I smacked into a parked truck in a driveway. That's what happens when you are lookin up at the trees and not where you're going. So I dusted myself off, took a look around and no one saw me so I walked the rest of the way. My mother says, "we really do need to get your eyes checked if you can't see a truck".

LOL.

When I was a kid I was running along playing catch and I ran into a tree.  A branch broke off inserted itself just below my ear.

Perhaps the most hysterical thing that happened was when I was playing whiffle ball.  I was charging the ball, but didn't see the steaming pile of dog crap.   You guessed it.  As I was about to pick up the ball my foot slid in it like a banana peel on a sidewalk.   I was wearing the short short gym shorts of the seventies era, tube socks, and sneakers at the time.  Needless to say, my left sneaker, back of my tube sock, and the back of my left leg were covered in dog crap.

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My father being an extremely cheap man tried to heat our house with firewood only one year. We had a big wood stove and it had a fan that blew the heat out. You had to leave your door open if you wanted heat in your room although basically it was super hot in the living room and mostly freezing everywhere else. I didn't realize that for an entire year I smelled like a campfire. Anywho, one day I'm out on the enclose porchy type thing and gathering the firewood to bring in for the night. I slipped on an icy rock and basically took a tree branch in an ass cheek. In the spring when everything cleared and there was no more firewood I also found my wallet and drivers license that had been missing for several months.

In one way or another I been busting my ass all my life. As a wee tiny child I took a bath and we had a little gas heater in the wall. I bent over to dry off my feet and sizzled my derriere. I was branded with little stripes from the grate. I had a bar code on my ass for several years.

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I used to accuse my mother of not ever being a child. There are maybe 3 pics of her under the age of 10 and she never seemed to have any memories. She recalled pestering her brother, he was 4 years older and if he ever wanted to do things with his friends their parents would say "take your sister along" and he would have to bribe her with candy to shut up and not embarrass him. She also would go to other people's houses and eat their snacks. My grandmother had only healthy things, vegetables grown in her own garden. If my grandmother could have purchased stock in carrots she would have been a millionaire. She served some kind of carrot with every meal. Great believer in the carrot/raisin salad (yucko!) or cooked carrots or carrots in the salad or slaw featuring carrots. Carrots, carrots, carrots. anywho if my mom wanted soda or chips she went to a neighbors and made the kids go ask for snacks. My mother had a similar story to my smacking into the truck, she said by 11-12 they took her to get glasses and remembers noticing leaves on trees for the first time. She could see the trees, big green globs but not the individual leaves. She thought I really couldn't see the truck.

I have either a cute or a creepy picture of my mother and her brother kissing. They were trying to do fancy "movie" kissing, sort of a theatrical embrace, of course no tongue but just what little kids interpreted as romantic movie style of the 40's. I also have a really excellent picture of my mother at about 7-8 swimming with the family and there's some kind of waterfall or splashy thing near her and they got her just at the right moment of the water hitting her and sort of a mouth open shriek of joy. Pictures were usually not candid like that back in the day.

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Apparently iron absorbs best on an empty stomach, but the pills make me so incredibly nauseous and irritable.   Because my hemoglobin dropped practically in half which I found out at the hospital, that is why my doctor told me to take Feosol iron supplements with a vitamin C pill.  It doesn't help any that I have multiple bleeding ulcers in my stomach.

I know this is a rather personal question, but does anyone else here take iron and have issues with being nauseous from taking it?

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I decided to reopen and investigate the Amityville horror case.  How can you fire a 35 caliber rifle 8 times and not one person, even the person on the highest floor, who was shot last not wake up?  Everyone was in bed, facedown.  The parents were shot first, four times.  How did that not wake the whole house?  No there was not a silencer used.  

Plus I watched part of Gymkata.  Those eighties movies were astonishingly stupid yet fantastic. 

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1 hour ago, Mu Shu said:

Plus I watched part of Gymkata.  Those eighties movies were astonishingly stupid yet fantastic. 

Oh, geez - Gymkata, one of the most mind-numbingly stupid-ass wastes of 35mm film ever created.  But yeah - the “maze town” was off the rails to be sure.

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Movies from the 80s.

Motel Hell was run into a ditch on cable.  That movie seemed to be on constantly, and it grossed me out.

The Wild Life was a movie I liked, but never made it to DVD,  apparently due to music licensing issues.

The Last American Virgin had its humorous moments, but was incredibly pathetic.

I can't find Cold Case (2003-2010) on tv reruns anywhere.  I wonder if it is another one of those shows that ran into music licensing issues.

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Is Cold Case the one with the blonde lady? She always freaked me out, I don't know if it was the blonde hair that just didn't seem right, like she always looked sickly to me. Too Pale or too something.

There's one specific cable channel dedicated to detective shows from the 80's -90's, my sister subscribes to it. Like pays an extra $40 for her cable just for the one channel. I told her how nuts that was. Can't guarantee Cold Case is on that channel but it's got NYPD blue, endless SVU's and the like, Equalizer, she likes the pre NYPD blue that the NYPD blue guy was on. ha that's helpful. I could google it but you know that would take effort.

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2 hours ago, nachomama said:

Is Cold Case the one with the blonde lady? She always freaked me out, I don't know if it was the blonde hair that just didn't seem right, like she always looked sickly to me. Too Pale or too something.

There's one specific cable channel dedicated to detective shows from the 80's -90's, my sister subscribes to it. Like pays an extra $40 for her cable just for the one channel. I told her how nuts that was. Can't guarantee Cold Case is on that channel but it's got NYPD blue, endless SVU's and the like, Equalizer, she likes the pre NYPD blue that the NYPD blue guy was on. ha that's helpful. I could google it but you know that would take effort.

Yes, Kathryn Morris.

I liked the series, it had music from the era of each Cold Case, original artists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Case

from the above link

"Due to the use of contemporary music in each episode, none of the seasons are presently available on DVD, due to music licensing issues.[citation needed]"

And that pisses me off.

The music is the best part of the show.  Strip the music out and the show is crap.

No channels on my cable system currently air the series.

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I’ll see your 80’s movies and raise you Breakin’ 2-Electric Boogaloo. 

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I recently watched Breakin 2 electric boogaloo and it is as awful as it ever was. I believe I've only seen breakin 1 once but umpteen times for Numero dos. I have since googled the headliners to see what they're up to. I believe Lucinda Dicky married well cuz I don't think she retired on boogaloo money. Turbo I think Quinones continued dancing, did some choreography for movies etc. had a bunch of kids and mentored youth. pretty good guy. turbo aka boogaloo shrimp gained a little weight. And Ice T went on the gazillion years on SVU

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We watched Girls just Wanna Have fun, endlessly as a child of the 80's "tune in Tokyo" and "it's the safest thing you'll ever have between your legs" are still quotes today. We watched EDITED The Blue Lagoon, so we never saw boobies and smexy smexy stuff. We also watched Carrie edited for tv so I never knew what caused the first freak out in the shower. My sister misheard Piper Laurie begging Carrie not to go to the Prom. She says "They're all gonna laugh at you" and my sister heard "Get a little altitude". which really just makes my sister stupid. I was madly in love with Robbie Benson as a child and I never understood why Billie Joe Macallister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bri-idge, watched it in college and I was like WHAT THE FUCK WERE MY PARENTS LETTING ME WATCH? I think it's all fun stuff about installing indoor plumbing and her dumb doll Benjiman. meanwhile Roscoe P. Coltrane from Dukes of Hazzard was getting all jiggy with it.

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18 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

H.R. Pufnstuf quiz

Having never heard of it, 6/12,  there was one, maybe two ‘gimmes’ in there though and the kid in the first picture looks really familiar, give me the Banana Splits.

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The early 80’s were a good time, VCR machines were becoming affordable and oh the joy of being able watch a movie in your living room whenever YOU wanted to. As a ‘just’ teenage boy it was obviously the whole range of hack and slash video nasties.

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On 3/19/2019 at 1:33 PM, Nashville said:

Last time we decided to keep them going every 5 years on the 0/5 breaks, because age mortality has already started its creep; between the 20-30 and the 30-37 gaps, the size of our “In Remembrance” Wall has doubled each time. 😞   In any case, I’m looking forward to the 40th; age considerations aside, we’re a pretty damn fun bunch nowadays. 🙂 

How do they keep track of who has died?  A lot of times when people graduate from high school, many people travel to parts unknown and don't keep in touch with their past.

5 hours ago, Superclam said:

Land of the Lost, on the other hand... 

I couldn't find a Land of the Lost quiz, but I did find this.

https://www.metv.com/lists/11-earthquaking-facts-about-land-of-the-lost

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It's absurdly wrong how much I loved "Land of the Lost". I enjoyed the giant strawberries, I adored the baby dinosaur. I adored Chaka. Sleestacks were spooky. I laughed and laughed when I googled years later and the brother "Will" went by only 1 name like he's Cher or something. and it's ...WESLEY. HAHAHA

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12 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

How do they keep track of who has died?  A lot of times when people graduate from high school, many people travel to parts unknown and don't keep in touch with their past.

There's a few of those, but fewer than you might think.  Keep in mind, though, we all went to school and graduated together - which means many of those who did move on still have family in the area, or they (or their family) still keep in touch with locals who are/were close friends.  

Also, Facebook helps out tremendously in that respect; even if they never attend a reunion, about 80% of our MIAs were resolved through FB.

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12/13 on the birds. I got the first 7 or so easy, then the last ones were hard. 

9 hours ago, nachomama said:

It's absurdly wrong how much I loved "Land of the Lost". I enjoyed the giant strawberries, I adored the baby dinosaur. I adored Chaka. Sleestacks were spooky. I laughed and laughed when I googled years later and the brother "Will" went by only 1 name like he's Cher or something. and it's ...WESLEY. HAHAHA

No love for Ta and Sa? 

About 3rd grade or so, I wore a Sleestak box costume for Halloween. 

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5 hours ago, icemiser69 said:

How well do you know your cartoon birds?

11 / 13, but one correct answer was  a lucky guess. Good old Foghorn, we don’t see enough, I say we don’t see enough of the old Rooster, he sounds better than Elpha though 🐔🐔

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In retrospect how good were the cartoons? Scooby was the same plot over and over. Roadrunner, same. Captain Caveman? anyone....he's literally just a hairy guy yelling Captain Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaveman. Harlen Globetrotters cartoon, always down by like 97 points and then boom come back and win second half. There was some really dumb ones, something about music, Master Blaster? Like a rock band got sent to some weird cartoon universe and the bad guy wanted to eliminate all music? anyone? am I on drugs?

I apparently had all the vitamin D I need for a year, yesterday. And that's not a euphamism for anything. Went to brunch and sat outside because it was so pleasant. Well I'm beet red today.

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8 hours ago, nachomama said:

In retrospect how good were the cartoons? Scooby was the same plot over and over. Roadrunner, same. Captain Caveman? anyone....he's literally just a hairy guy yelling Captain Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaveman. Harlen Globetrotters cartoon, always down by like 97 points and then boom come back and win second half. There was some really dumb ones, something about music, Master Blaster? Like a rock band got sent to some weird cartoon universe and the bad guy wanted to eliminate all music? anyone? am I on drugs?

I apparently had all the vitamin D I need for a year, yesterday. And that's not a euphamism for anything. Went to brunch and sat outside because it was so pleasant. Well I'm beet red today.

I agree.  Let’s watch some good cartoons like Fat Albert. 

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I tried watching re-runs of other long ago shows that I loved, loved, loved. Dukes of Hazard, dear god it's terrible.

Ooo, just remembered another terrible 80's flick that I loved! Night of the Comet anybody who was outside or more precisely not enclosed in metal went poof to dust. These 2 sisters survived because 1 slept in a shed when she fought with their stepmother, the other hooked up with her boyfriend in a movie theater, they find a random truck driver and everyone else turned to Zombies. Montage in a high end shopping mall...secret government facility that has turned evil. Juliette Lewis' dad was in it.

It's on record that my sister is an idiot. Currently finding all these "lost" friends on facebook and found a former hook up. Apparently he has some kind of cancer and has about 6 months to live. So she's crying and really loves the phrase "here's mud in yer eye" because she was going to use it in her epic poem at church and now she's raising a toast (on facebook) to this dude. I googled him. In 2009 and 2010 he was charged TWICE with kidnapping his girlfriend.  After the 2009 incident he kidnapped her again to drag her to a notary to sign papers dropping the charges. He beat her with a golf club. Before that he was charged with raping someone with a baseball bat. He was never a good guy, he gave her venereal diseases. But she's so sad at his loss.

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I'm PEEEEEEELING! Dude I look like such a moron. Face all sunburned and peeling like a tomato. Hellboy might find me hot though.

They made me go watch the "Us" movie last night and I like scary movies although haven't seen one in a theater in a long, long time. I caught a bunch of hell for yelping during a trailer for the "Nun" movie last year. I wasn't paying attention and then the scary one jumped out and it just caught me so they been calling me a chicken but I survived "us". It's good but has a few moments that I don't think were supposed to be funny but took some of the edge off. Not spoilery -- I don't think we are supposed to laugh when one of them is talking. Also some dude shouted "aw hell naw" during one of the pivotal scenes and we all cracked up.

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On 3/26/2019 at 7:29 AM, nachomama said:

I tried watching re-runs of other long ago shows that I loved, loved, loved. Dukes of Hazard, dear god it's terrible.

Ooo, just remembered another terrible 80's flick that I loved! Night of the Comet anybody who was outside or more precisely not enclosed in metal went poof to dust. These 2 sisters survived because 1 slept in a shed when she fought with their stepmother, the other hooked up with her boyfriend in a movie theater, they find a random truck driver and everyone else turned to Zombies. Montage in a high end shopping mall...secret government facility that has turned evil. Juliette Lewis' dad was in it.

I remember that one - especially the taut drama surrounding high scores on an arcade video game.  😛

On 3/26/2019 at 7:29 AM, nachomama said:

It's on record that my sister is an idiot. Currently finding all these "lost" friends on facebook and found a former hook up. Apparently he has some kind of cancer and has about 6 months to live. So she's crying and really loves the phrase "here's mud in yer eye" because she was going to use it in her epic poem at church and now she's raising a toast (on facebook) to this dude. I googled him. In 2009 and 2010 he was charged TWICE with kidnapping his girlfriend.  After the 2009 incident he kidnapped her again to drag her to a notary to sign papers dropping the charges. He beat her with a golf club. Before that he was charged with raping someone with a baseball bat. He was never a good guy, he gave her venereal diseases. But she's so sad at his loss.

If you see a guy beating a girl with, say, a nine-iron and you try to pull her out of it - but she fights YOU off saying “No, wait, he’s really not that bad of a guy” - whatcha gonna do?  

Not much you CAN do, except step back out of swinging range.  😞 

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26 minutes ago, Nashville said:

I remember that one - especially the taut drama surrounding high scores on an arcade video game.  😛

If you see a guy beating a girl with, say, a nine-iron and you try to pull her out of it - but she fights YOU off saying “No, wait, he’s really not that bad of a guy” - whatcha gonna do?  

Not much you CAN do, except step back out of swinging range.  😞 

Very true. I kinda want to smack my sister with a nine iron (she was not the kidnapee) because she's wasting all her boo-hooing over this asshat and our eldest sister may also only have 6 months to live (she did all the surgery and radiation and is supposedly "all clear" but she isn't gaining weight back) and it doesn't really bother her.

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3 hours ago, nachomama said:

Very true. I kinda want to smack my sister with a nine iron (she was not the kidnapee) because she's wasting all her boo-hooing over this asshat and our eldest sister may also only have 6 months to live (she did all the surgery and radiation and is supposedly "all clear" but she isn't gaining weight back) and it doesn't really bother her.

Did she do chemo as well?  Because it can take a while for the body’s digestive system to bounce back from chemo and get working right again - some of that stuff can totally nuke the beneficial bacterial flora which normally resides in the gut.

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She had 2 rounds of chemo, originally scheduled a third but then they decided she didn't need it. Mostly it was radiation and that's what burned her. It was 7 days a week for 11 weeks, brutal and her throat is burned. She cannot taste anything and she lost salivary glands so she has to drink a ton to get anything down. She can't do dairy because it clogs her up so she can't just chug 6 milkshakes a day. She can "feel" anything spicy but not actually taste it. She's eating beans for protein, avocado toast, mashed potatoes but she's weighing in at about 83 pounds. I've sent her the protein powders that athletes use to bulk up and mixing it with soy milk, coconut milk anything non dairy. And she puts a scoop of non dairy ice cream in it. They told her it could take 3 years to get her tastebuds back.

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Meh, it is what it is. No one has given us a prognosis, she appears to be free and clear, test wise, I'd just be more comfortable if she could gain some weight. I'd be supremely happy if I could donate the weight personally. I got extra. Anyway, just irritated with idiot sister being all focused on asshat when my cancer sister has never beaten anyone with a golf club, heck she don't even play golf.

I also often wonder if idiot sister grew up in the wild, wild west 1846 cuz she talks like a dumbass. From the "here's mud in yer eye" toast to answering someone who asked about the dude and she's all "he's hurting awful" I expect her to say stuff like "plum tuckered" & "bust up a chifforobe"

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Nah, just what you’re describing halfway reminded me of one of my best friends:

  1. About 10 years ago had an occurrence of right-side throat cancer, went through radiation & chemo, beat it, was in remission for 6 years.
  2. A reoccurrence popped up, went through radiation & chemo, beat THAT, was in remission for about 2-1/2 years.
  3. A new occurrence popped up (on the left side of his throat this time) - and unlike the previous bouts, this one would never completely go down.  It would get knocked back severely (like 95% reduction), everybody would think it was going to be gone with the next treatment or two - or three - but that last 5% just kept hanging on, and hanging on, and then it started growing again.  

When the last occurrence started the doc said if it didn’t respond to treatment, he’d have about six months; he lasted a year and a half, long enough to walk his daughter down the aisle in August, and we said goodbye to Rick last September.  So Fuck You Cancer, and here’s one for you, Rick. 🍻

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eesh. This is right side and she smoked for about 40 years. She hasn't lost her voice she just kinda sounds like a duck every once in a while. Or constantly like she's got a cold, that's why the no dairy. She had no insurance when this came along, Texas has some kind of grant system that'll pay for treatment but it wouldn't pay for chemo and she got jerked around quite a bit. The doctors refused to see her if she didn't have the $200 for the office visit but the surgery/radiation/you name it was paid for. She paid for most tests and biopsies out of pocket so she did start to have to scrape around for the office visit fees. But seriously, you got $50K (and upwards I'm sure) for the surgery and you can't somehow have that cover the follow up visit????? She will finally quailify for medicare by June.

She sent me a photo of the harness thingy they would strap her into while doing the radiation, sweet jesus, scary. She called it her Freddie Kruger mask. It's a mesh thing molded to her and they literally screwed her down to the table so that they could do the pinpoint radiation. If you were claustrophobic you were fucked. She lost so much weight during the course of treatment by the time it was done she could wiggle around in the thing which isn't good.

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