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What is the best thing that happened in 2006?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on December 28, 2006

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“I graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in linguistics and French.”

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“The Democrats took control of Congress - accountability.”

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“I got a job working at a church.”

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“I got engaged. I was proposed to at Wells Overlook just outside of town.”

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Christine Pennewell Davis 7 years, 3 months ago

my grandson made it to 2, that is a true blessing. The rest will fall into place.

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Pywacket 7 years, 3 months ago

Gee, don't tell us what you lie awake, quaking in your bed, drooling and wetting yourself in fear over, wrong thinker!

Bwahahahahahaha.. I love it when right wingers convulse--especially when they're misogynistic right wingers convulsing over women who terrify them.

Take care of those hives, willya? The weeping sores from your compulsive scratching do nothing to improve your appearance.

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budwhysir 7 years, 3 months ago

Politicaly speaking, the best thing that happened in 2006 was the exact same thing that happened in 2005 2004 and 2003. Although I am sure that we all remember this well.

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Tom Shewmon 7 years, 3 months ago

By far, Donald Trump dressing down the disgusting, obnoxious, slovenly, hypocritical, man-hating, militant feminist, lesbian banner waving, fat, ugly, loser, far-left, secular-progressive, anti-war, anti-military, athiest, piece of crap rabid foaming at the mouth Bush hating horrible comic wannabe Rosie O'Donnell.

This has been a fine close to 2006.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 3 months ago

sue,

I will check my die lots..... how many sets of 5 do you have? Go pick up your bottle from T_O_B tomorrow night.

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thunderbuns 7 years, 3 months ago

Hey Jim-

It was the BEST thing that happened, not the WORST thing! Come on, get yer glasses fixed!

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

I stand corrected. I may need to buy more dice. Oh, and I might have to stop by TOB's house first to pick up a bottle.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 3 months ago

sue, Uninvited? I am almost hurt. I think it works like this.....

Posted by RETICENT_IRREVERENT: sue, margaritas! when? Posted by sunflower_sue: RI, Friday. Bring a date. Pretty much sounds like a solid invite.... Like this...

sue, Sunday, Bring 3 sets of 5 die a bottle of tequila and your cd collection... See.. a solid invite.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

RI, dang! Did I really stand a chance of getting a free bottle of tequila? I could have put it with the other good stuff that I hide from uninvited guests. Er, uh, I mean...we could have shared it.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 3 months ago

sue... shhhhhhhhhhhh

I'm trying to score you a bottle of tequila.....

In turn, I will invite myself over, as usual. I will then be able to Share the spoils of the previously applied guilt.

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Gootsie 7 years, 3 months ago

Ditto Bone and TOB. Wow. I'll toast to you this year, Bevy.

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innocuous_posts 7 years, 3 months ago

TOB, I was speaking on a personal level there. The Gulf of Mexico was nice & peaceful.

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

I agree 100 Percent with Bone777. It makes you wonder how bad 1995 was for her.

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Bone777 7 years, 3 months ago

Best thing that happened in 2007.......

Reading Bevy's post and realizing I have nothing to complain about.

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

I_P - If memory serves, SE Asia got hammered repeatedly. But I guess they are called Typhoons in that part of the world.

Sue - Honestly, I'm an idiot.

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innocuous_posts 7 years, 3 months ago

Not getting hurricaned off the face of the planet was a good thing this year.

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consumer1 7 years, 3 months ago

Thanks G, We have been kicken the idea around. She is a keeper ! as far as i am concerned I won the freakin lottery. ;o)

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

bevy, good grief! Here's wishing you a very happy '07!!!

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

I've been trying to catch a pair of trap-door buffalo for my ark all afternoon. I think they're just going to have to tread water...but then they will be subject to the whims of the prairie squid.

TOB, to clarify, no apology was necessary. I thought the retorts about using other fruit humorous. That's what I get for being vague.:$

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Laura Watkins 7 years, 3 months ago

oh yeah, and i forgot to mention that vince young beating USC in the rose bowl was pretty nice. brought a tear to my eye(s)...literally.

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Laura Watkins 7 years, 3 months ago

i graduated from ku in may and got a full-time job in lawrence (that i love) so i'm pretty proud of myself. other than that, it's been a pretty miserable year for my family (job loss, health scares, scandal...) and i'm counting on 2007 to be much MUCH better than 2006 (OR ELSE!).

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bevy 7 years, 3 months ago

This goes down as the most hellish year since 1995 for us.

Got Engaged Dec 05 Engagement dinner Jan 7th with fiancee's folks Fiancee had heart attack Jan 9th and nearly DIED. Weeks of hospitals, surgeries, recoveries, etc. etc. Lost my job in April Sold cars for 2 months. That SUCKED. Temp job since Aug. Honey back at work in July Lost his job in Nov. He started new job in Dec. Postponed wedding TWICE. On the plus side he's alive, I'm alive, my kids are healthy, we're both employed and we had a great holiday.

Now-- Onward and UPward in 2007!

Yee Haw!

Very Merry and Happy to you All.

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Gootsie 7 years, 3 months ago

And where is Katie these days? We have some rain coming in. Surely that means we have to start on our arks?

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Gootsie 7 years, 3 months ago

aw shucks, thanks Consumer1! I'm pretty darned lucky too, and so will J be if she is smart. Shall I give her a call?

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consumer1 7 years, 3 months ago

Hey Gootsie, I am sooooooo happy you and " " are engaged, even though I teas you a lot, I think it is awesome he is one seriously lucky guy.
C1

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Mr_Ramirez 7 years, 3 months ago

id say the best "story", as in BS, is either Mirecki being beaten by some rednecks wearing 'visors' ..... ........ or the Military guy who was attacked, then exposed his own lies by posting on here claiming to be iraq........well done morons.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

Best/Worst moment of 2006: "Sorry Sue!" - posted by TOB @ 12:53 pm on Dec 28th. Maybe the end of the world is coming. Maybe Katie has the right of it. Did I seriously get an apology from TOB? Very weird in a "kiss your sister" kind of way! But, not to look a gift horse in the mouth...a bottle of Jose Cuervo Especial will do nicely! :):):) smooches

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rhd99 7 years, 3 months ago

It's really simple what the best thing was that happened in 2006: the defeat of PHIL KLINE! hahahahahahahaha!

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

R_I -

Christal Light is not Lemonade.

If she wants a worm, I have to get her mescal. No worms in tequila.

To be honest... I actually thought the highlight of her summer was making lemonade. I am Ignorance. Didn't realize it till a later post.

Sorry Sue!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 3 months ago

sue, RE: your 9:05 post....
You have nothing to apologize for.
"We made lemonade out of lemons" When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Make something good out of a bad situation.

Hey T_O_B, CRYSTAL LIGHT® has rasberry lemonade.
Don't be a meany. Now say sorry to sue, and bring her a bottle of tequila .

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ilovelucy 7 years, 3 months ago

Drinking Guiness and Jameson with the locals, eating good cuisine and touring countryside in the "land o'the Green." Kline ousted runs a close 2nd.

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Confrontation 7 years, 3 months ago

I convinced my landlord to switch our annual lease to a month-to-month.

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Bone777 7 years, 3 months ago

  1. Dog Bounty Hunter was released on bail

2.officials in sports are being called out for deciding games (Oregon/OU, Pittsburg/ Seattle -Super Bowl, coulda, woulda, shoulda)

  1. Dude, I got a Dell.
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ms_canada 7 years, 3 months ago

Yes, but was she wearing pleather at the time? You have to be very carelful not to get fruitcake crumbs on pleather.

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trinity 7 years, 3 months ago

heh-i have my limitations, py! ;)

i fell head over heels in lurve with the ots message board! woohoo! what a year! :D

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

Py, you made me laugh: (Favorite affectionate line to the teens: I brought you into this world and I can take you out!)

My favorite affectionate line to my kiddies when they are squabbling over material things: "Do you two not get it yet? You own NOTHING! It is all MINE and I simply allow you to use it...even the bed you sleep in...but that could all change!" ;)

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Pywacket 7 years, 3 months ago

Trinity sez: i was able to eat fruitcake while riding a bicycle holding balloons going 'round a roundabout. talk about accomplishment! ;)

~~Yes, but were you wearing stilettos and did you have a cell phone jammed between cheek & shoulder at the time?! ;-)

Best thing that happened.... Hmmm...

We did not get sucked into a wormhole. That was good. Midterm elections. That was good. I wasn't forced to kill anyone this year. That was good. (Favorite affectionate line to the teens: I brought you into this world and I can take you out!)

There were so many good things. For news junkies like me, every day brings a dose of perspective. I might be highly annoyed with (pick one: Mom, kids, husband...etc.), then read some heartbreaking or horrific story about what happened to somebody's mom, kids, husband...etc. and know that those people in my life can be annoying as hell but as long as they are healthy and safe and (relatively) sane, my world is pretty OK.

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Kristen Murphy 7 years, 3 months ago

My husband and I had our 1st child in August and K-State is going back to a bowl game after 2 years - oh and K-State beat Texas!

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 7 years, 3 months ago

I think of my life as vintage wine, from fine old kegs, from the brim to the dregs And it poured sweet and clear,It was a very good year,It is a mess of good years A good day is any day that you're alive, Yes a good day is any day that you're alive These are the days

It was a very good year" - Ervin Drake- Made famous by Sinatra/ "Good day" - Paul Westerberg

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beatrice 7 years, 3 months ago

sue, I'm so proud to have coined the one phrase and inspired the other. Knowing that I touched just one person makes all the difference. (Now, give me a moment while I gather myself ... okay, I can continue.) Too bad Innocuous Pleather doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

If a certain creepy bankrupt individual continues to prowl around here telling stories of stalking "birds" in Westport and spewing obnoxious opinions -- generally based on the ideas of others, hence the many links used -- my bet for the new phrase is on TOB's "Did you smell that?"

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ms_canada 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh yes, and for the world, the turn around in your congress mid-term could possibly be the best thing for all concerned. Not sure about that yet, though. Time will tell.

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ms_canada 7 years, 3 months ago

For me personally, nothing too big happened except that my daughter got a good job at the Calgary Uni. and moved 2 hours from me instead of 12. (by car, that is) Oh yes, and miss ceallach came to visit me in Aug. that was just super. You all with God's ear, please keep praying for her and her daughter. All is not completely well yet. And be sure to thank Him for guiding the hand of the surgeon for successful surgery.

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acg 7 years, 3 months ago

I can't say anything really fantastic happened for me in '06. I'm still on this side of the dirt, so that's pretty cool.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

the *** incident was pretty great.

In a bit of nostalgia, I was sorry to see "Pleather Bob" phase out, but "Damn, Bea!" made a good replacement. Wonder what 07's catch phrase will be?

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SouthernBelle 7 years, 3 months ago

What I would give to move back to Memphis!
southerngirl, you are blessed.

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Gootsie 7 years, 3 months ago

Getting engaged to my bestest friend. The reincarnation of I_P. Pole dancing (need I say more). Sue's amazing trip with her mother.

And C1 meeting Jennifer.

More to follow.

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

Sorry, just meant to say that what got us there was something really horrible...but we made the best of it. Mom was diagnosed with ocular melanoma in June. I took her to Cali for treatment. However it turns out, that trip with her was priceless. We managed to make some great memories to last a lifetime. Now, YDP quit picking on me or I'll eat a worm...('course it will probably be in the bottom of a tequila bottle)...and then I'll die!

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

Sunny_Sue - Is there some other fruit to use to make lemonade? I thought lemons were pretty much your only option.

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beatrice 7 years, 3 months ago

Which, of course, is always better than making lemonade out of apricots. (?)

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southerngirl 7 years, 3 months ago

I got married to the man I should have married 20 years ago when we first met : )

We moved to the Memphis area : ( The "mid south" is not terribly scenic!

Lookin forward to 2007 and wishing my parents a Happy 50th wedding anniversary! : )

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sunflower_sue 7 years, 3 months ago

My summer spent in San Francisco with my Mother. We made lemonade out of lemons.

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

I_P - Looks like rain and 50 degrees here. Once the 2 feet of snow melts in E. Colorado and W. Kansas there should be a good opportunity at a land grab as apparently everyone will be dead by Saturday morning.

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betti81 7 years, 3 months ago

To be honest, 2006 may go down as one of the worst years of my life. it had some good points, but they did not outweigh the horrible summer. i have never been more ready for a new year to dawn. i hope for positive things in 2007.

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logicsound04 7 years, 3 months ago

Midterm elections--the country proved to me (finally) that they are not TOTALLY without their wits.

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innocuous_posts 7 years, 3 months ago

TOB, have you stocked up on canned goods & TP so you can survive the impending End of the World as We Know It snowstorm?

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The_Original_Bob 7 years, 3 months ago

Oh yeah. The soy article where Marion couldn't google up things correctly to post and when he got caught he blamed it on poor editing. That was fun.

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Pilgrim 7 years, 3 months ago

If the local scuttlebutt is correct, the best thing to happen in 2006 is the death of the PLC.

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trinity 7 years, 3 months ago

i was able to eat fruitcake while riding a bicycle holding balloons going 'round a roundabout. talk about accomplishment! ;)

nah seriously...i moved from an old old house in dire need of repair to a sweet lil' house on the prairie, heh. good year.

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beatrice 7 years, 3 months ago

Steelers won the Super Bowl!!!!!!!!!!!! (And what Jim said!)

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craigers 7 years, 3 months ago

My wife and I had a son about three months ago. It's such a blessing to wake up and see him just grin at us when we pick him up.

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sublime 7 years, 3 months ago

"If I did it"..He should have picked a better title,like "how I beat the system" or "I played the race card and walked"

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sublime 7 years, 3 months ago

OJ Simpson came one step closer to telling the truth about his premeditated double murder.

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thomgreen 7 years, 3 months ago

I found a penny heads up. = \

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ohjayhawk 7 years, 3 months ago

Getting married was the best thing that happened to me in 2006. Buying a house and rescuing two wonderful dogs are other great things that happened. 2006 was a very good year for me. I am truly blessed.

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jonas 7 years, 3 months ago

I got to quit my job at the bus company and go back to grad school full time. 3.6 gpa and an A in 1st semester Chinese, too. I rule!

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audvisartist 7 years, 3 months ago

Another great year with my son and 2006 was the year I won the American Idol Underground electronic music competition and had my first nationally published magazine photo. Here's to many more "best things" in 2007!

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blue73harley 7 years, 3 months ago

My daughter got married and there was no drama involved. Quite a perfect day, in fact.

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