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NNL West Model Car Show

Saturday, February 26, 2011

You may have noticed I wasn't really around today. That's because DH and I were attending (and working at) the NNL West model car show.
We stayed at the hotel last night so we could get an early start setting up this morning. When we got to the hotel there was a pizza party. A good way to start the event.
This morning we met for breakfast at 6am and by 7am headed over to the convention center next door. Many tables were set up for the display of the models.
I helped get the registration desk in order so that we'd be ready for the people when they arrived. I spent most of the day working the registration desk. Handling the forms and numbering the models. Each person who enters a model is given some raffle tickets and there are raffles every hour of car models. People vote for best of show in adult and youth categories.
A fun day. Lots of great looking cars.
I'm glad we're home and can sleep in our own bed tonight. And I missed my little Malika emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 2/28/2011 12:42AM

    cool I did notice you were gone ;p

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FLYER99 2/27/2011 10:40AM

    Wow, that sounds like so much fun! I used to play around with model cars when I was younger. Oh, those days lol. I wish I had have been there to see all the displays. Take care, my friend!

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KAMAPERRY 2/27/2011 10:33AM

    Sounds fun!!!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 2/27/2011 10:14AM

    Sounds like you had a great time! Enjoy the rest of the weekend :)

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HALFFAST 2/27/2011 9:28AM

    Sounds like a fun day :) I love staying in hotels but I always miss my emoticon too!

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MDTWEETY 2/27/2011 8:33AM

    Sounds like a fun day! Something different to do. :)

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/27/2011 8:15AM

    Sleep is good, sleeping in one's own bed, even better!

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JLITT62 2/27/2011 7:58AM

    I think it's always nice to get away, even if it's just one night.

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LEN_VERSION32 2/27/2011 7:48AM

    ooh, I love cars! We have races in Jamaica at Dover that never misses me! The next one is in April and ooh, I want to go in a short shorts!!! Goal! haha! Glad you got a break out!

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MISSMITSY 2/27/2011 5:57AM

    Sounds like a fun outing! It's always nice to get away so you can enjoy coming home again...

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/27/2011 4:48AM

    You're just having all kinds of fun emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/27/2011 3:30AM

    Sounds like good times. Glad you enjoyed it!

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KNITTABLES 2/27/2011 2:15AM

    So glad you had a great day and now back at home in your own bed. Sweet Dreams.

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/26/2011 11:06PM

    Yep I noticed you werent around. Sounds like a nice day for you and DH!

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My hair cut from yesterday is very similar to the one I got in December

Friday, February 25, 2011

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LARIESHA 2/26/2011 3:02PM

    I remember that cut. It looks good on you. Good choice!

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KAMAPERRY 2/26/2011 3:00PM

    I looked it up. I love it!

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MISSMITSY 2/26/2011 7:11AM

    I remember that cut, is this only the second time you've gotten it like that?

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APIRLRAIN888 2/25/2011 9:36PM

    LOL why a pop-up? LOL it takes 5 mins to load! haha just kidding, reason why I don't comment on sparkpages often ;p

but some very cute cute

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BLUEEYESXOXO 2/25/2011 8:08PM

    So cute! It suits you very well! :)

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HALFFAST 2/25/2011 7:08PM

    That's such a cute haircut :) Your next picture must have a big huge SMILE!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 2/25/2011 6:50PM

    Looks good - I love that cut!

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KNITTABLES 2/25/2011 6:34PM

    Very nice.

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MDTWEETY 2/25/2011 3:52PM

    It is so cute! I love the bob. I wear it a lot. Growing out now but I'm sure I will get sick of my longer hair and go back to it. ;)
Have an AWESOME weekend!

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LEN_VERSION32 2/25/2011 3:27PM

    Cute! Excellent style for working out!!

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/25/2011 3:16PM

    Happy Hair Cut! emoticon

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    It's very cute!! You should smile :)

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CICI510 2/25/2011 2:44PM

    Love that cut! Very cute!!!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/25/2011 2:27PM

    I like it! Looks stylish but also easy to manage!

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JLITT62 2/25/2011 2:25PM

    Mine hasn't changed in years!

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NIKKIKERN12 2/25/2011 2:20PM

    Very cute! I want to chop mine off but have not worked up the courage yet emoticon

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/25/2011 2:13PM

    I LOVE that hairstyle. Im trying to grow mine out, and now the layers are getting long too, I need a trim bad.

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Thursday, Busy Thursday

Thursday, February 24, 2011

If you read my status from last night I was trying to decide which Jackie Warner workout to do this morning. I went with the votes: Xtreme Timesaver Training (2 votes..Power Circuit Training only got 1). As always, it was a great workout. Just when you think you can't do any more, it's over.
At work I had a whole pile of data to look over. I had to remove the HPLC column I installed yesterday and install the new one that arrived yesterday afternoon. The new column proceeded to leak, so it took a while to get it tightened so that it stopped leaking. I always attach a guard column to catch any small particles that may have gotten into the system. For the new column, the guard columns are called KrudKatchers :-)

After work I went and got my hair cut. I had been thinking of getting a pixie cut by my hairdresser asked me to wait until the weather got warmer. So I just got my usual angled bob.
I came home and started a load of laundry and baked some cookies for the NNL model car show on Saturday. I won't have time to bake them tomorrow night.

There is more laundry in the dryer and my husband's jacket is in the washer. I don't know what he got on it (I didn't see) but he wanted it washed.
Tomorrow I won't be getting up early to exercise. It's going to wait until after work. I don't want to mess up my hair ;-)
Have a great night!!

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KAMAPERRY 2/25/2011 2:11PM

    Yummy cookies!!! emoticon

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LARIESHA 2/25/2011 1:52PM

    Cookies look great and I am sure the haircut does too. Laundry the never ending saga! I need to wash my jacket also. There is a coffee mess on it. OOPS!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/25/2011 1:46PM

    Cookies look delish. Im sure your hair looks great. Great job on the workout. Jackie's workout (power circuit total body)is STILL NOT on demand yet. BOO!
Have a great weekend.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 2/25/2011 12:09PM

    Cookies look delish, as usual!! Are they oatmeal-raisin?

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JOAN_HEO 2/25/2011 11:32AM

    I had a pixie when I was was my mother's idea. My cowlick didn't work well with it but is never got tangled!

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JESS0107 2/25/2011 11:13AM

    Your cookies look great! What kind are they?

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/25/2011 11:12AM

    I was supposed to get cornbread muffins ready last night and completely forgot!!! They really shouldn't take too long to whip up tonight though. going to have those w/ left over chili from Sunday.

do you even get 8 hours of sleep girl???

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/25/2011 11:10AM

    Sounds like a good, productive day! I hope you have a great Friday!

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YAMINOKODOMO 2/25/2011 8:02AM

    Sounds like a busy day for you!

Bob haircut is nice. I have always loved those short haircuts but dont got the hair for it.

Cookies look good! Hope today isnt too crazy at work! And glad you enjoyed your workout with Jackie!

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MISSMITSY 2/25/2011 7:20AM

    It's always nice when you can get an extra day out of the hairdresser styling isnt it! What sort of cookies are they? They look pretty yummy...

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SBATES63 2/25/2011 7:18AM

    Go for the pixie! I had one for about a year and it looked great and was awesome for working out. It never gets in your face!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/25/2011 1:50AM

    MMMM cookies!!! They look good.

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KNITTABLES 2/25/2011 1:28AM

    Another busy day and getting your hair cut. cookies looks really tasty.

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/25/2011 12:36AM

    I watched a woman get a pixie cut when I was waiting for the bus last night. She had bleached blond hair and it looked awesome- she looked so funky! Made me want it too, but there is no way I can pull it off. Why did your hair dresser want to wait for warmer weather, is it a hair thing or just because of actually being cold?

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APIRLRAIN888 2/24/2011 11:01PM

    lol I like pixie, but never tried it, probably not going too.. lol

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Yay...C25K W2D2...Done...Again.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I was good this morning and actually got up at 2:30 to get my workout in. I did C25K W2D2. 90 seconds of running just isn't very long so I cheated and added 15 seconds to each interval, making it an extra 90 seconds of running. I figured that might not be too much. Maybe it was, my knees are a little sore. That could also be the crazy weather we're having. Hot, cold, rainy.
Definitely a busy day at work. It took me most of the day to get the new HPLC up and running. Tomorrow I'll get down to some serious playing with it.
I got lots of bonus exercise going up and down the stairs between the labs and I danced around in my office a little because as you all know, I like to do that.
I had planned on watching a movie when I got home today since I had already done my workout but somehow the afternoon got away with me and now it's almost time for bed.
We had whole wheat pasta, turkey meatballs, Newman's sockarooni sauce and green beans for dinner. Definitely comfort food.
Tomorrow morning I'll be working out with Jackie. I just haven't decided which workout to do yet. I'm still a little sore from yesterday's adventure.
Have a wonderful Wednesday night!!
Sleep well, my Sparkfriends.

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STRINGS58 2/27/2011 9:39AM

    I started reading your blogs (I'm way behind) and all I could think while reading was "I have to exercise" -- so , I'm gonna go do that, and I thank you for the push! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 2/24/2011 5:03PM

    Good job on your run! I hope your knee is feeling okay today! I hope you had a great workout with Jackie! :)

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/24/2011 2:30PM

    Nice job! 2:30 in the morning doesn't even exist in my world!

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KAMAPERRY 2/24/2011 12:49PM

    Wow, you are my hero!!! Take care of those knees for us, ok?

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/24/2011 12:40PM

    Up @ 2:30am! You are crazy! YAY on the bonus exercise. Yummy dinner! Have you tried Emeril's pasta sauce? It is the BEST! And I think its All Natural ingredients too.

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YAMINOKODOMO 2/24/2011 12:26PM

    Wow you definitely got a lot of exercise in! Woohoo! We had whole wheat pasta too but made some ground chicken meatballs. Not so bad lol Tonight is turkey burgers! Nom nom nom.

Hope you had a good workout with Jackie! And hope today isnt as crazy and you get to dance a little more in your office!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 2/24/2011 11:24AM

    Way to go on your workout!! Sorry about the knees though. Dinner sounds yummy. Have a great day!

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/24/2011 10:31AM

    bummer on the knees... hopefully that will clear up soon. Taking vit D?

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MELISSAISAFOX 2/24/2011 9:27AM

    Ice those knees and great job with C25K!!

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REEKU731 2/24/2011 8:42AM

    Nice job on the workout! I think you're doing great and that comfort food looks awesome! Keep it up my friend!


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MDTWEETY 2/24/2011 8:03AM

    Great job on the C25K! emoticon Keep going!

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/24/2011 6:58AM

    emoticon sorry, it double posted emoticon

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INIT2LIVEIT 2/24/2011 6:58AM

    Does this mean that Wed is no longer your day off working out? ;)

I don't think the 90 secs made a difference either. Is it possible it's residual pain from somewhere else and only focusing at your knees?

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THEHONESTME 2/24/2011 6:25AM

    Sounds like a very nice day! Good luck with the Jackie workout!

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JLITT62 2/24/2011 6:21AM

    Don't worry, the intervals get longer. That's the whole point - to ease into it!

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MISSMITSY 2/24/2011 6:08AM

    I bet it's the weather, it'll affect your knees badly since they already play up on you! I don't think 15 extra seconds would have hurt you...

Way to go getting your morning workout in!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 2/24/2011 3:06AM

    WOW! You rock girl!

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KNITTABLES 2/24/2011 1:38AM

    Wow you sure got a lot done. WTG and have a great sleep tonight.

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LARIESHA 2/23/2011 11:43PM

    Awesome that you got all that done today! Hope the knees don't stay sore long. Have a great night!

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APIRLRAIN888 2/23/2011 11:41PM

    way to go! kudos for adding but follow the program LOL

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 2/23/2011 11:35PM

    That is awesome. 2:30! You are inspiring me to get my butt out of bed tomorrow morning at 5 and get my run in. I'm glad you had a great day, and such yummy comfort food!

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SHRINKINRUNNER 2/23/2011 11:17PM

    emoticon girl! You are totally emoticon!

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PRACHI17 2/23/2011 10:59PM

    way to go !! and here i cannot even get up at 6 am to work out.
Please rub off your will power on me :)

Dancing in office is good and these days even i try to get up and walk every 60 min .. drinking all that water helps ;)

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XTMONT 2/23/2011 10:56PM

    Wow! 2:30? Rockstar! Way to go!

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Tuesday and Back at Work

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I had planned on getting up this morning and doing my strength training but I was way to tired for some reason.
It was a busy day at work. The power had been shut down over the weekend, so I had to start up all the computers. The real problem is syncing the HPLC and it's computer. It sometimes takes multiple restarts before they will talk to each other. Then I finally got my samples on.
The rest of the day was getting packets for the study patients together (and doing a little sparking).
Tomorrow I'll have to fire up the new HPLC that will be used with the mass spec when it comes.
I did exercise when I got home. Jackie's Xtreme Timesaver Training and then I walked 2 miles with Leslie.
It's time to get started on dinner. Some Tasty Bite Indian food. Yum!
Have a great night!!

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    Isn't it amazing how much we rely on computers now? What did we do before they came along?

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YAMINOKODOMO 2/23/2011 3:48PM

    lol you always make me in the mood for indian food when you mention it in your blogs!

Hope today went smooth!

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SPARKVAMPY2012 2/23/2011 3:11PM

    Great workout. Dinner sounds yum!

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WENDYSPARKS 2/23/2011 12:43PM

    Hope the day is going good for you!!

Wendy emoticon

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KAMAPERRY 2/23/2011 12:18PM

    Love computers! LOL
Hope you have a better day today! emoticon

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STRINGS58 2/23/2011 7:56AM

    2 steps forward, one step . . .
I'm tired today, but that's really not unusual after Tuesday night rehearsals. Glad you found time for some workout activity!

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MISSMITSY 2/23/2011 7:21AM

    Ahh computers they're such a wonderful 'time saver' aren't they! I love Indian food, DH hates it though so we never have it...

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MDTWEETY 2/23/2011 6:18AM

    Hey Nat! Good job on the DVDs. I keep meaning to get Jackie Warner's DVD to try (hopefully she is on Netflix). Thanks for mentioning Tasty Bite. I have never had it. Will have to go hunt it down. Where do they sell it?
Have a great day!!!

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SBATES63 2/23/2011 6:04AM

    Computers can drive me to drink! Jealous of the Indian food for dinner. Sounds delicious. Still not energetic enough for too much cooking by the time I get home from work. Yesterday I walked 30 minutes on the treadmill. I tried to break out into a run a couple of times, but after 30 seconds it felt like I was holding my breath. I hope Wednesday is a good day for you.

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APIRLRAIN888 2/23/2011 12:31AM

    wow busy thanks for the miles! we are 150 miles! I haven't contributed this wk! lol hubby out , working out my schedule

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LARIESHA 2/22/2011 11:26PM

    Computers can be a headache when starting up. Glad you got a good workout.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 2/22/2011 10:03PM

    Good luck with rest of the computer whatseewhosit!

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KNITTABLES 2/22/2011 9:51PM

    I love Indian food, love curries. Enjoy your meal.

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GLMOM2 2/22/2011 9:48PM

    I've never tried Indian food.

I walked 2 miles with Leslie today too. I love the one I did where she adds in some upper body & weights with it. I feel like I get more of a workout that way.

Have a great Wednesday!

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BUTEAFULL 2/22/2011 9:31PM

    what a coincidence, I had Tasty Bite spinach dal for dinner over couscous

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JOAN_HEO 2/22/2011 9:28PM

    It sounds like you had a busy, busy day! Enjoy your dinner.

I've been busy getting yearbook photos edited and uploaded to the proper website. I think I'm done but I'm sure I've forgotten some. I'm sooooooo sick of it!!!

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BLUEEYESXOXO 2/22/2011 9:07PM

    Ohh the Indian food sounds so good right now! :)

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