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The A2K End of the Year Holiday Letter

 
 
jespah
 
Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2003 10:11 pm
You know those newsy holiday letters you always get with Christmas cards? Here, I hope you'll share a great accomplishment, news item or a fun thing you've done in 2003.

... 'Tis the season ...
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 5 Dec, 2003 10:13 pm
My news is: I started classes to become a Certified Oracle Database Administrator. The classes are tough, but I'm learning a lot.
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 03:24 am
Way to go Jespah. The very best to you :-)
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 06:21 am
I second Montana's congratulations; well done! I hope that you do well.

When do your classes finish?

Something for me, hmm: I learnt how to play the saxophone from scratch, and now I've started out in a jazz ensemble that's doing quite well...
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 12:06 pm
Hey, thanks. I finish in April. But then there are tests. Eeek.

The sax, eh? My father-in-law played sax in an army band during the Korean War. Which type of sax - alto? soprano? tenor?

Montana, got any great brag stuff for the end of the year? :-D
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 12:11 pm
Can't say I do Jes, except that my son is doing great with his schooling this year ;-)
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 12:30 pm
That'll work. Yay! And Happy Birthday to your mother! :-D
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 12:33 pm
I've lost twenty five pounds (twenty five to go) more from concentrating on changing my lifestyle than from consciously dieting.

I've made enormous progress on accepting several unpalatable parts of the universe.

I'm learning to listen without commenting.
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drom et reve
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 01:08 pm
jespah wrote:
Hey, thanks. I finish in April. But then there are tests. Eeek.

The sax, eh? My father-in-law played sax in an army band during the Korean War. Which type of sax - alto? soprano? tenor?


Wow... where was he based? I chose the tenor sax; I don't know, I preferred it to the rest. Good luck for your tests; I remember doing 'A' level IT will all that damn programming.. ew the test put me off doing an IT degree, although it never would have suited me. I hope you do well!

Congratulations to your son, Montana,- how old is he?- and to you Noddy: I bet that from tweaking your lifestyle, you feel slightly better, am I right?
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Montana
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 02:45 pm
jespah wrote:
That'll work. Yay! And Happy Birthday to your mother! :-D


LOL! If you check out moms birthday thread again, you'll see that I goofed and her birthday is actually tomorrow, haha! No wonder she was so surprised. I will pass on your Happy Birthday though, seeing that we still have plenty of time ;-) Thanks Jes :-)
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jespah
 
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Reply Sat 6 Dec, 2003 03:22 pm
d_e_r - my father-in-law (and my father, incidentally), were both stationed at Fort Monmouth. In lovely New Jersey. So they went home on the weekends to visit the gals who became my Mom and mother-in-law. They didn't know each other at the time, so it's just kind of a bizarre coincidence. I'll have to ask but I think he played the alto sax.
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 10:11 am
The best thing this year was meeting up with Rae, Misti, Letty, Roger, Mapleleaf, Diane, and Phoenix in Florida this spring!
It showed us all, I think, that age, nationality, and other "boundaries" are not existant when you meet people for the first time. We never knew that there was going to be a thirty year span in age, but fact is- we never felt the difference!

This is why Urs and I are going to haunt Florida again in May '04. You wanna come?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 10:18 am
bigdice67 - Yeah, let's talk this up. Maybe this year we can attract a HUGE crowd of A2Kers.


Everybody- Florida is just GORGEOUS in May. The weather is perfect, dry and not too hot, most of the snowbirds have gone, so it is not very crowded!
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onyxelle
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 10:24 am
where in florida? can i come...huh huh, can I?

hmm news:, I had my first 'chaperone' duty for a fieldtrip this past Friday (my 4 year old went on her first fieldtrip) wahoo...
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bigdice67
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 10:31 am
Sure onyxelle! This April we met in Cocoa Beach, but we haven't decided where we meet the next time but check this out!
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onyxelle
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 10:32 am
might i suggest orlando? :-)
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 11:45 am
I went to Austin three times this year to meet A2Kers - and it was worth it since I met Max, BillW, Lola, PDiddie, Blatham, and JoanneDorel.

I also had a lovely long weekend in NYC in July, where I met Bree amidst other enjoyable activities.
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 11:48 am
I ate an apple in one bite!!!! YAY!!!
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 11:52 am
Way to go, Slappy!

Let's see... We had a gathering in Seattle on the occasion of littlek's visit to the Northwest. Met some nice people, had a good time, and I discovered a new pub!
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Sugar
 
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Reply Mon 8 Dec, 2003 12:13 pm
hhhmmmm...I met some new A2K people earlier this year. Don't see them around much any more....very suspicious.

On to the Christmas Card update:
Got engaged, planning wedding (married next year), bought a house after looking for 8 months - we close on the 29th, turned 30y.o., and I didn't to learn a thing so everyday continues to be an adventure!
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