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rjquillin wrote:Snippy today, we are.



full moon tomorrow?

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JOATMON wrote:I beg to differ. LHR is the worst to travel through, what with the maze of twisty little passages all different to wend through, the lack of usable runways, and way too much traffic. They should plow the whole thing under and restart from scratch.

It used to have six runways in a star of david configuration. They kept losing runways as the city encroached.



LHR has always been O&D for me, so I've never experienced that hell. CDG is an airport where they land 747s and A380s at remote stands and then take about 40 minutes to get you from the stairs to the terminal on a bus, and that terminal is a 40 minute run/jog from the terminal you need to connect through, which always seems involves reclearing security, and then to top it all off the staff there are all not only French, but Parisians.

BTW I also dislike DFW- it's too damn big. Even for Tejas.

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cmaldoon wrote:Enjoying the start of a week of vacation. Hanging out with my best friend then my parents and then hanging with and helping my fiancé move at the end of the week. Good company, good wine, good times.


Wait. Were you guys engaged during the tour or is this something new?

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mommadeb1 wrote:full moon tomorrow?



No. Old and Cranky, he is.


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mother wrote:LHR has always been O&D for me, so I've never experienced that hell. CDG is an airport where they land 747s and A380s at remote stands and then take about 40 minutes to get you from the stairs to the terminal on a bus, and that terminal is a 40 minute run/jog from the terminal you need to connect through, which always seems involves reclearing security, and then to top it all off the staff there are all not only French, but Parisians.

BTW I also dislike DFW- it's too damn big. Even for Tejas.



Okay, I give up. Where's Trollface Hiding? is O&D?


And luckily, IIRC, we flew into Amsterdam (Schiphol) and flew out of Heathrow when I went on my European Adventure after college. Didn't have any problems that I can remember at either.


Edit: Old & Decrepit?


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MarkDaSpark wrote:Okay, I give up. Where's Trollface Hiding? is O&D?


And luckily, IIRC, we flew into Amsterdam (Schiphol) and flew out of Heathrow when I went on my European Adventure after college. Didn't have any problems that I can remember at either.


Edit: Old & Decrepit?


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otolith wrote:We are thinking of flying somewhere one of the last weekends in October. Any suggestions on where to go that would be a good place to get away for a 4 day weekend?


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Cesare wrote:Did you forget how to google?
Origin and Destination



No, but all it came up with was Oculus Dexter (right eye), Optical Doctor, Olive Drab, and On Demand.

And that was using the "&" and other variations.




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Avast me hearties! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!


Talk like a Pirate!


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otolith wrote:With.

Otherwise, we'd head to Napa.


Tampa, FL has a lot to offer. Busch Gardens, beaches, parks, theaters, museums, restaurants, etc.

Highly recommend #2 on the Trip Advisor list linked above, Big Cat Rescue.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:No. Old and Cranky, he is.

I politely come to Polar Bear's defense, and I get heaped with derision. I don't need this, and I can't buy the wine anyway, so I might as well go away quietly.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Okay, I give up. Where's Trollface Hiding? is O&D?


And luckily, IIRC, we flew into Amsterdam (Schiphol) and flew out of Heathrow when I went on my European Adventure after college. Didn't have any problems that I can remember at either.


Edit: Old & Decrepit?



The opposite of connecting somewhere. [insert "The More You Know" rainbow]. Sorry I'm a travel geek and I've got a sibling who is a pilot.

AMS is a really good airport in all the ways the other's we've complained about are bad.

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otolith wrote:We are thinking of flying somewhere one of the last weekends in October. Any suggestions on where to go that would be a good place to get away for a 4 day weekend?


Montreal

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otolith wrote:So, I misspoke? I should have used "may" ship and not "can" ship. And, for the record, grammar is not a strong suit.


Sorry. I was using "Can" in the meaning of "able to". What I meant was "are they allowed to ship? Or do they just do it?".

Better?

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ddeuddeg wrote:I politely come to Polar Bear's defense, and I get heaped with derision. I don't need this, and I can't buy the wine anyway, so I might as well go away quietly.


Should know better - I am indefensible.



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MarkDaSpark wrote:Avast me hearties! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Talk like a Pirate!




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polarbear22 wrote:Montreal


If one can easily get to Montréal, I would extend that to Québec City--probably even instead. It's the closest you'll find to Europe nearby. However, it's expensive to fly there from where we are-- well over $500 and can take around 7-8 hours due to layovers, etc. better to drive to Québec in 10! Maybe for doc O to fly through Toronto, it could work.

I do like Montréal, but is is a very large metropolitan city- also beautiful.

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ddeuddeg wrote:I politely come to Polar Bear's defense, and I get heaped with derision. I don't need this, and I can't buy the wine anyway, so I might as well go away quietly.



Quietly? Since when have you gone away quietly?


And that wasn't about you. That was a dig at Rj. But if the shoe fits ....


Edit: Arrr!


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Just in time for gift season: for those who aren't already Houdini'd-out, I see there's a nice-looking set in a Plus sale in Sellout. This one comes with 4 stoppers, in addition to the foil cutter and extra spiral. I guess those stoppers are expensive -- IIRC, at $20, this is about double the price from the last time I got some Houdini gift sets on Woot.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Quietly? Since when have you gone away quietly?

And that wasn't about you. That was a dig at Rj. But if the shoe fits ....

Edit: Arrr!

..and my comment was only in response to those that came before. But I'm late with coffee today, and therefore not responsible for irrational comments herein posted.

Anyone know what Tuesday was?

Wait, I do have a cup, somewhere, just misplaced it!

So begins Sukkot, and a full moon, but why does my calendar also claim autumn begins, when the autumnal equinox isn't until the 22nd? Is it different in Korea? So much for calendar from Zion Market.
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bahwm wrote:Wait. Were you guys engaged during the tour or is this something new?



New... If you consider the end of May to be new. Still a year til the wedding though.

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cmaldoon wrote:New... If you consider the end of May to be new. Still a year til the wedding though.

Awesome! I DO consider May new. Congratulations! I thought I remembered a conversation that we had during the tour that you two were not married or engaged then.
(I'm sorry that I missed your announcement in May--or didn't you mention it? )

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One of the students mentioned an option for an interactive white board instead of the Promethean or Smart boards that are in many of our classrooms. Any thoughts about this? It seems quite affordable.

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bahwm wrote:One of the students mentioned an option for an interactive white board instead of the Promethean or Smart boards that are in many of our classrooms. Any thoughts about this? It seems quite affordable.



EDIT: Whaaaa. I didn't realize a) that promethian and SMART boards are the kind of interactive whiteboards I used and disliked, not did I notice the link. Sorry I'll be quiet now!

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bahwm wrote:One of the students mentioned an option for an interactive white board instead of the Promethean or Smart boards that are in many of our classrooms. Any thoughts about this? It seems quite affordable.

And no problem fitting it on your cart! Would you be projecting onto existing whiteboards in the classrooms, or would you also need to tote a screen around with you?

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bahwm wrote:One of the students mentioned an option for an interactive white board instead of the Promethean or Smart boards that are in many of our classrooms. Any thoughts about this? It seems quite affordable.

Looks interesting. You probably have to be careful how you stand so you don't block the sensor though.



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polarbear22 wrote:Sorry. I was using "Can" in the meaning of "able to". What I meant was "are they allowed to ship? Or do they just do it?".

Better?



I understood what you meant.

I was going back to mother pointing something out in your response to me that I thought was due to me using "can" and "may" incorrectly, so I was asking for understanding, hoping ddeuddeg would be able to help me out.

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polarbear22 wrote:Montreal


+1
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MN peeps, check out the gatherings tab. Sorry for the short notice, but I had to do some changing around.

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MarkDaSpark wrote:Avast me hearties! It be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!


Talk like a Pirate!



arrgghhh... me scared the young lads and lassies today with me pirate talk!

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mommadeb1 wrote:arrgghhh... me scared the young lads and lassies today with me pirate talk!



You're kind of scaring me right now.

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chipgreen wrote:Tampa, FL has a lot to offer. Busch Gardens, beaches, parks, theaters, museums, restaurants, etc.

Highly recommend #2 on the Trip Advisor list linked above, Big Cat Rescue.



too funny.. I live about an hour away and have yet to go to the Big Cat rescue..

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UBlink wrote:+1
Schwartz's



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kylemittskus wrote:You're kind of scaring me right now.



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chipgreen wrote:Tampa, FL has a lot to offer. Busch Gardens, beaches, parks, theaters, museums, restaurants, etc.

Highly recommend #2 on the Trip Advisor list linked above, Big Cat Rescue.


If one of your kids is into military "stuff" there is the Armed Forces Military Museum in nearby Largo. Pretty impressive once you find it/get inside. In a giant warehouse in an industrial complex.

Also within driving distance is Casperson's Beach (Venice). Known as the shark tooth capital of the world. Found at least 20 teeth every time we went. Have one of the big Utz Pretzel jars filled with hundreds of them.

Late October weather is great for a trip to FL and the tourists are not swarming.

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Thanks for all the info and input on where to go for a quick trip away. Not quite sure where we'll go. Flights on Delta anywhere don't seem to be very cheap...

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mommadeb1 wrote:too funny.. I live about an hour away and have yet to go to the Big Cat rescue..


We were vacationing in Orlando with the whole family and I made my g/f drive to Tampa with me just to visit Big Cat Rescue. Nobody else wanted to go but they all regretted it after we returned and told them about our experience.

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bahwm wrote:One of the students mentioned an option for an interactive white board instead of the Promethean or Smart boards that are in many of our classrooms. Any thoughts about this? It seems quite affordable.



You'd have to have a good projector as well, one that's bright enough to project on a wall or existing whiteboard.

If you look down, that's what they have, a laptop, the projector, the unit, and the wand with sensor.

But it seems it would work for a traveling teacher.


Edit: To be honest, you could probably just use an remote mouse, which is around $46.

Although, I think I like this one better. It has silent alerts you can set for time management and a countdown clock.


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MarkDaSpark wrote:You'd have to have a good projector as well, one that's bright enough to project on a wall or existing whiteboard.

If you look down, that's what they have, a laptop, the projector, the unit, and the wand with sensor.

But it seems it would work for a traveling teacher.


Edit: To be honest, you could probably just use an remote mouse, which is around $46.

Although, I think I like this one better. It has silent alerts you can set for time management and a countdown clock.


Thanks for the research, but the interactive board does more than just change the screen on a PowerPoint, which is what the remote mouse does. I have one of those already, in fact, I think the first one that you found, but I don't remember paying so much for it years ago--even the prime rate seems high. More later on some of the cool things an interactive board can do.

Our new principal thinks this might be worth looking into further.

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