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Relieved!

Friday, August 03, 2012

Back in May, my dog Mimi perforated one of her eyes. I brought her to the vet and treated her for over a week for inflammation, infection, etc. After a check up, he said that her eye would need to be removed but that it would be done when he returned from holidays. Well, this morning I brought her back to him and he said that her eye had healed so well that some of her vision had returned and that he was not going to remove the eye. He said that she was in the lucky 10% of dogs with this condition who do not have to have the eye removed.

Needless to say, we are all relieved at home.

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 8/8/2012 2:00PM

    congrats! It's heart wrenching when one of our pets is hurt/sick. Glad it ended well for you all.

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JLDACQ 8/7/2012 1:40PM

    Mimi est très chanceuse d'avoir quelqu'un comme toi pour l'aider à guérir. Et je comprends très bien ton soulagement qu'elle pourra continuer à voir des deux côtés de la tête! :-D

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BECKYI39 8/5/2012 10:51AM

    So happy for you and Mimi!

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 8/4/2012 5:59AM

  Tant mieux, Lise. Je suis contente pour toi et pour Mimi!
Johanne

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 8/4/2012 2:02AM

    Great news!

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JANIEWWJD 8/3/2012 10:44PM

    OMG, THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/3/2012 7:58PM

    Great news!! So happy for you and Mimi.

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IAMWINNING 8/3/2012 6:32PM

    Wonderful news. I'm so glad to hear your sweet pet is one of the 10%. : )

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KWWILSON 8/3/2012 5:11PM

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1EMMA2011 8/3/2012 5:02PM

    What a miracle! emoticon

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ROCKMAN6797 8/3/2012 2:52PM

    Good news, I guess it was fortuitous that the surgery was delayed!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 8/3/2012 2:16PM

    Good thing your vet was going out of town!!! That's great news about your dog!

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ICEHOUSEGUITAR 8/3/2012 11:27AM

    What wonderful news! So happy for all of you!

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JENNNY135 8/3/2012 11:18AM

    Super news!

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MELISSA123321 8/3/2012 11:16AM

  :)

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As Kids See It! (Readers' Digest)

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Just wanted to share the following with you all. Enjoy!

"Let's just walk up the hill to the terminal, rather than wait for the bus," I suggested to my two young sons. Much to their displeasure, we began our walk. After a while, my seven-year-old son asked: "Mom, why do you always make the decisions?" "Because I'm the adult," I said. "When you become an adult, you'll make the decisions." He thought for a few seconds, then said: "No, I won't. Then I'll have a wife." emoticon
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Tara, my 13-year-old daughter, was filling out a form at the doctor's office and turned to me to ask about one of the questions. "I know that M is for married, S is for single and D is for divorced," Tara said. "But what's W for? Waiting?"
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Last year, my nine-year-old daughter flew first class to Los Angeles, won second prize in a national dance competition, spent the Fourth of July on the Queen Mary, swam in the Pacific Ocean, toured Hollywood and enjoyed all the rides at Universal Studio.

Then, at the beginning of the school year, when her teacher asked her to draw her favourite summer memory, Robin drew a picture of herself on our backyard swing, eating a chocolate bar.

(Man, you can't please them all!!! She should just have stayed home.)
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At the beginning of the school year, I mentioned to a Grade 1 student that he'd grown a lot since I'd seen him the year before. "I've been doing a lot of that, growing and shrinking." Puzzled, I asked what he meant. "Well, I used to be up to my big brother's nose," he replied, "but now I'm only up to his chin."

  
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JANIEWWJD 7/10/2012 12:49AM

    LOVED THIS BLOG!!! emoticon

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 7/10/2012 12:02AM

    Cute!

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JLDACQ 7/9/2012 4:10PM

    What a great way to end a Monday... reading kids' thoughts in your blog, and smiling as I get ready to head for home. :-D

Merci!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 7/8/2012 2:34AM

    Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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JENNNY135 7/7/2012 11:08PM

    Kids say the darnest things, got to love them.

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MACILINN 7/7/2012 9:56PM

    to cute! thanks for sharing!

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KIN59VARA 7/7/2012 5:09PM

    Cute

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HEALTHY14REAL 7/7/2012 4:34PM

    Great funnies! Thanks for the laughs.

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SLENDERELLA61 7/7/2012 4:28PM

    Enjoyed them. Thanks!

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NWFL59 7/7/2012 4:27PM

    Thanks for the chuckles! emoticon

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DLDMIL 7/7/2012 4:08PM

    This is very cute. Thanks for posting.

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MYZENIN10 7/7/2012 3:56PM

    Cute!

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I've been disturbed since yesterday...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Yesterday, when speaking with my daughter, I found out that my 12 year old grand-daughter was forcibly taken off a Montreal bus by the police. Knowing my grand-daughter, she personifies an angel-like appearance, well the personnification is a reality! She is well brought up and would never answer back and I'm not saying that because she's my family. For your information, my grand-daughter did speak to the driver in French because she has been to French schools all her life until she reached her last year of primary school. She was moved to the English system because this is her primary language and does not search for words as she would in French. Read on if you so wish:

montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTV
News/20120614/mtl_booted_120614/201206
14/?hub=MontrealHome


  
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WENDYSPARKS 6/26/2012 3:30PM

    Very sorry...hope things get worked out...

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 6/26/2012 10:49AM

  Lise, Merci pour les nouvelles de ta petite-fille. Tu sais, tu sembles penser que le fait de parler français est essentiel, mais l'incapacité à parler français n'aurait pas justifier ce que le chauffeur (et le superviseur, et la police) ont fait. Le Québec, en particulier Montréal, se veut une terre accueillante pour tous quelle que soit leur langue et leur lieu d'origine. De toute façon,ta petite-fille est originaire du Québec, d'après ce que j'en sais, d'expression anglaise. Il y au Québec des tas de gens qui ne parlent ni français ni anglais et qui ont droit à leur place au soleil. Il faudrait être encore plus gentil avec les gens qui ont de la difficulté à s'exprimer pour quelque raison que ce soit. À mon avis, le chauffeur a fait preuve d'incompétence d'avoir agi ainsi.

Espérons que Michaëlla se portera très bien malgré tout.
Johanne

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 6/25/2012 11:10AM

  Lise, Je viens juste de voir ton blogue du 15 juin. J'ai lu l'article de CTV et je trouve toute la situation invraisemblable. Pauvre chouette, elle devait être tellement bouleversée! C'est difficile de croire qu'une enfant de 12 ans, en uniforme scolaire, se fasse traiter de façon aussi cavalière. J'espère que le chauffeur aura au moins une réprimande. En fait, plusieurs d'entre eux auraient besoin de formation sur la façon dont ils devraient agir avec le public en général. Nous avons eu une situation à Ottawa où un autiste de 19 ans a été évincé d'un autobus d'OCTranspo, après s'être fait crié des injures incroyables; quelqu'un avait filmé toute la scène et ça a été diffusé dans tous les médias. Je crois que le chauffeur dans cette situation a été congédié.

Pauvre petite, j'espère qu'elle n'a pas été traumatisée par cet événement. Comment va-t-elle?

Bonne chance pour la suite des plaintes déposées par ta fille.

Johanne

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JANIEWWJD 6/23/2012 12:19AM

    Needless to say, I would be livid!!!! God Bless You!!!
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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/15/2012 6:43PM

    No wonder why you are disturbed...I would be furious! I hope things get straightened out. I have a feeling that driver will be fired. Something clearly went wrong.

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JLDACQ 6/15/2012 3:24PM

    Ce genre d'actions est déplorable! J'ai aussi lu les commentaires de l'article, et personne ne semble savoir pourquoi le conducteur voulait qu'elle débarque. Autre que son difficulté à s'exprimer, et que les conducteurs d'autobus à Montréal sont connus pour leur impolitesse, je ne comprends pas comment ça peut arriver chez-nous. *hugs*

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TBRANCH2 6/15/2012 12:08PM

    It is a shame!!! Yes, you should be outraged!!! Keep your chin up and re-emphasize to your granddaughter that SHE did nothing wrong!!!

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IAMWINNING 6/15/2012 9:32AM

    Oh, Lise, how horrible for your granddaughter. I hope the bus company doesn't just sweep this under the rug.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 6/15/2012 9:26AM

    Hard to believe in this day and age that racism/prejudice still prevails. I hope your family gets the answers they deserves. emoticon Pat

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I have had it!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yes, you have heard this from me before. I really want to get the extra weight off my body. Now, it has been since October 2010 that I have been this weight (and even gained a couple of pounds) and it is time for me to do something about it.

Since I am Hypothyroid, Coach Nancy recommends that we eat as if we had Type 2 Diabetes. I do believe that this would work for me as the amount of carbohydrates is much less than what is recommended. However, what I need to do is endeavor to eat a bit more proteins, count down substantially on the carbs, and watch my exercise level (which is quite good). During the night, I decided that I will try this way of eating (I never say 'diet') for a while and see what happens. So far today, I have stayed within my calorie range but the proteins have not been met.

Wish me luck! It is NOT how my family eats so I will need to modify things for me.


  
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SABRINALONDON21 6/5/2012 3:28PM

    Je n'avais pas remarque que tu parlais francais. Je mange aussi beaucoup des proteines. J'utilise la poudre "whey protein" gout vanille (mais il y a des autres gouts) et je fais un shake avec du lait (ou de l'eau), avec des fruits ou pas. C'est super bon et en plus cela rapporte des proteines.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 5/24/2012 12:03AM

    Thanks for posting this. I am also hypothyriod and hadn't heard that, but it does make sense. Interesting. Thanks. Good luck, hope it is going well.

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 5/17/2012 6:42AM

  Lise,

Je remarque que tu fais vraiment beaucoup d'exercice. Je me demande s'il est possible qu'en fait tu ne manges pas assez de calories, ce qui ralentirait ton métabolisme? Il paraît que c'est fréquent, qu'en mangeant un peu plus et en faisant beaucoup d'exercice, certaines personnes accélèrent leur métabolisme et maigrissent plus rapidement. Bien sûr, l'hypothyroïdisme, ça ralentit beaucoup le métabolisme.
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Plusieurs personnes ont mentionné ici le yogourt grec, c'est le nom utilisé maintenant dans les grands magasins en Amérique du Nord, mais je gage que chez vous ça s'appelle toujours du labné. Moi, j'ai toujours appelé ça du yogourt égoutté et jusqu'à récemment je le faisais moi-même depuis les années '70 en utilisant un filtre à café dans un tamis au-dessus d'une tasse à mesurer. Mais je dois avouer que celui qu'on trouve maintenant dans les grands magasins goûte meilleur que le mien ... c'est vraiment délicieux, même celui qui est entièrement écrémé.

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Johanne

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HEALTHY4ME 5/15/2012 7:06PM

    Check out primal and or paleo lifestyles. there are teams for both on line. Low carb, lots of veggies and some fruit and protein.

Good luck!!! I lost 20 lbs slowly on this, belly bloat has gone and feel much better, even my arthritis isn't as bad!

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JAY-NINE2 5/13/2012 9:05AM

    Go for it Lise. There are protien powders with no sugar and they are quite the great smoothie if taken with 0% Greek yohgurt and fresh fruit. I can't eat bananas so any smoothie I make never has them. Also coconut milk is great, especially for a low carb fix. Take care lady. Thinking of you. Bon chance!
A bientot.

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IAMWINNING 5/11/2012 10:28PM

    As one person to another with hypothyroidism, hang in there, Lise. And good luck with the new way of eating.

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BOBBBI_97 5/11/2012 12:09AM

    Hang in their you can do this just gotta believe..



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FLAMENM 5/10/2012 11:45PM

    Best of luck. I know my husband and I eat differently - it can be a challenge meal planning...

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WIFEALF 5/10/2012 10:48PM

    hang in there you can do it...

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 5/10/2012 5:49PM

  Ouf!, Lise, je pensais en lisant le titre de ton billet d'aujourd'hui que tu nous annonçais ton départ de Spark. Égoïstement, je suis soulagée que ce ne soit pas le cas. emoticon

Pour ma part, jusqu'en décembre, je n'arrivais pas à maigrir depuis des années et j'étais très découragée. Ce qui a fait la différence dans mon cas: 1) j'étais paniquée parce très près de mon poids maximal à vie (348 lb)(j'avais pris un autre 15 lb en 2011!) et surtout 2) un livre de biblio pour les diabétiques justement (je ne suis pas diabétique non plus, mais à tout hasard) qui conseillait d'augmenter la proportion de gras (les gras bénéfiques que les auteures appelaient MUFA (prononcé mouffa) pour Mono-Unsaturated Fatty Acids). J'avais toujours crû que de manger moins de gras était essentiel (mais pas suffisant) pour maigrir. En même temps, j'ai lu un autre livre déterminant pour me tenter de réduire mes glucides (hydrates de carbone). C'est ce qui m'a aidé à me remettre à maigrir rapidement plutôt que de continuer à engraisser. Donc: une assez grosse portion de bons gras à chaque repas, suffisamment de protéine, puis réduire beaucoup les féculents et éviter presque tous les aliments sucrés. La seule exception, c'est une source de bon gras - du chocolat très foncé; je mange du chocolat 85% cacao.

Je n'ai pas encore de problème de thyroïde -- mais c'est dans ma famille, ça viendra probablement. Je sais que ça complique beaucoup la possibilité de maigrir.

Si jamais ça t'intéresse, je pourrais te donner les titres de ces 2 livres de biblio (en anglais) qui m'ont tant aidé en décembre.

Je sais que je n'ai parlé que de moi, mais mon coeur est très touché par ton combat parce que j'éprouve beaucoup d'affection pour toi, nous avons beaucoup en commun et j'espère que notre amitié continuera à se développer de plus en plus. Je voudrais beaucoup pouvoir t'aider à recommencer à maigir rapidement. Mes sincères souhaits de grand succès.
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ADRIENALINE 5/10/2012 3:00PM

    You are in for a real challenge being hypothyroid since it makes weight loss so much harder so never beat yourself up and recognize what a great challenge it to lose even at a very slow rate. The plan sounds good and I know you can do it if you try. Good luck!

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ROCKPORT9 5/10/2012 1:07PM

    I know you will do wonderfully! You do what you set your mind on doing, but I bet you are already looking great!!! I agree with the protein powder...something I should get back on. Hugs, Laurel emoticon

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JLDACQ 5/10/2012 12:44PM

    I agree with DazzeeDoo on the protein powder, if you can find it. And Greek Yogurt. There are some protein powders that taste better (to me) than others, so if you know someone who is using some, ask for a scoopful and try it with low-fat frozen yogurt. There's a chocolate one I found in Canada that is really REALLY good, and by mistake, I bought a vanilla one that was a different brand, and it's not as decadent. Other than that, beans & legumes are excellent choices for protein, especially if you're looking for low fat, although you'll need to watch the portion sizes.

When you fool your body into trying something new, oftentimes, something new also happens to us. And for you, I hope it's the last few pounds that comes off. :-D

Spark on!

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SPARKLISE 5/10/2012 12:15PM

    It's always so much harder when you try to modify your eating habits that are not the same as your family's,but it can be done.
If I only ate what my hubby likes.....pizza and pasta with hamburg and tomato soup would be a stapple at our house. emoticon

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DAZZEEDOO 5/10/2012 12:00PM

    emoticon Good Luck!

I don't know if protein powder is available to you- but I find it very helpful in getting in the needed protein. Plus it can be blended with fruit for smoothies.

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Much SUCCESS!

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Joke: Student who got 0% on an exam!!!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle

Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page

Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
* liquid

Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
* marriage

Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
* exams

Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner

Q7. What looks like half an apple?
* The other half

Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
* It will simply become wet

Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
* No problem, he sleeps at night.

Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
* You will never find an elephant that has only one hand...

Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
* Very large hands

Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.

Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.

  
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DIANAK13 5/2/2013 8:52AM

    This is fantastic. You look great and probably feel great. Congratulations
Diana

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SABRINALONDON21 6/5/2012 3:29PM

    I shows there are different ways to look at things!

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ROCKSTEADY4EVER 4/23/2012 8:22AM

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JLDACQ 4/16/2012 6:48PM

    *chuckle* *snicker* *guffaw*

0%? Je lui aurais donné 100% pour créativité!

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MISSLISA1973 4/10/2012 12:56AM

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ADRIENALINE 4/9/2012 5:19PM

    LOL!!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 4/6/2012 9:49AM

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FLEUR_DE_LUNE 4/6/2012 9:11AM

  J'ai ri à m'en tenir les côtes!
Johanne

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MOTLEM 4/5/2012 10:13PM

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TAMIPCHICAGO 4/5/2012 9:17PM

    Very funny

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/5/2012 2:40PM

    Thanks for making me emoticon today!

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IAMWINNING 4/5/2012 2:09PM

    Thanks, Lise. These brought a smile to my face.

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LIS193 4/5/2012 2:00PM

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MI-ELLKAYBEE 4/5/2012 1:52PM

    Every one of those answers is correct. Great! emoticon

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CKENSINGTON 4/5/2012 1:42PM

    My sister once had a question on a chemistry exam in which she was asked what she would do if she wanted to produce one specific chemical using two others. Her answer?

Hire a chemist.

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NEW-CAZ 4/5/2012 1:10PM

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PAWSINAZ 4/5/2012 11:25AM

    Love it, I am a returning student and I can't tell you how many times I wanted to write answers like these.

The one professor has a question that included the statement "If I wanted to know......" I almost wrote, If YOU want to know that....go and look it up on the web.



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YICHE12 4/5/2012 11:14AM

    Personally, I would have given him 100%!!! His responses are so clever. emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/5/2012 10:50AM

    emoticonCute!

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