Eva
 
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Reply Sun 8 Jun, 2003 10:37 pm
heybeth, you're right. I didn't get past the butterfly girl. I should have. My last comments came out wrong. Sorry. I was probably reacting to the teenagers I know who put about as much thought into it as what they'll have for lunch. I've read enough of your posts by now to know you better than that. Best of luck & go get something wonderful! Post pictures!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 8 Jun, 2003 10:49 pm
well, to comment re tattoos...my own view is feel free, but don't ...


ah well.
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blatham
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 07:45 am
My twenty year old daughter now has three, one on wrist, one on ankle, and a third (about three inches wide) on her back. In each case, she has asked for my input before the act (when she got her first - the one on her back - she was completing her senior year and living with mom in LA...mom said no way...I said 'well, you'll have to hide it from mom then'...which she managed for four months). My singular advice was to consider the permanence, and thus something not terribly large might be prudent.

Increasingly, concerns about how these girls and guys will look at seventy, waddling through an old folks home with sagging butterflies, aren't terribly critical simply because so many of them will be similarly decorated.
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Ethel2
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 08:40 am
Does anyone remember what a big deal it was for our parents when we got our ears peirced? And we all still wear earrings. I have hundreds of pairs of earrings and by the time I'm 70 or 80, who knows how many I'll have. Before it was all said and done, even our mothers got their ears peirced, even most of our most conservative mothers.

I've seen several beautiful tattoos in the last year or so. I've seen two very large tattoos. One that covered the entire back of a youngish (20 something) girl. It was very impressive and attractive. And a young guy, had tattoos all over his back, neck and arms. But they were works of art, very abstract and visually pleasing, like a good painting.
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mac11
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 08:46 am
Lola, neither my sister nor I never ever did get our ears pierced! Mom was EXTREMELY opposed. ("You need your ears pierced like you need two more holes in your head!") Rolling Eyes Very Happy
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Diane
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 09:07 am
People have been decorating themselves since the beginning of time. When Beth gets her tattoo I want to know all about it--was it painful, how did you find the tattoo artist, what went into your choice, etc., etc.?
I've seen many tattoos that would be considered works of art. I'd consider having one done, but it would take some thought as to how much more sagging I have in store--I don't want it to wind up inside a wrinkle.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 05:52 pm
Watermelon Gazpacho
In case Asherman still has some of that 40 pound watermelon left over, he may want to try the following recipe.

Watermelon Gazpacho
Adapted by BumbleBeeBoogie

1 small red flesh seedless watermelon
1 small yellow-flesh watermelon or 1 large cantaloupe
1/3 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
1 cup celery, sliced
1 small red onion, peeled and diced
1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 pound asparagus, tender lower stalks, trimmed
1 cup plain yogurt
2 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into quarters
mint sprigs for garnish

Cut the red flesh watermelon into quarters. Slice each quarter into narrow strips and cut the rind from each slice. Remove any seeds from the watermelon flesh and cut the flesh into 1-inch chunks, enough to fill four cups. Set aside.

Prepare the yellow flesh watermelon or the cataloupe by cutting them in quaters. Slice each quarter into narrow strips and cut the rind from each slice. Remove any seeds from the watermelon flesh or scoop out the cataloupe seeds, and cut the flesh into 1-inch chunks, enough to fill four cups.

Combine all of the melon chunks in a large covered bowl refrigerate until just before serving.

Working in batches, puree the cut-up melons with the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Place the pureed melons a covered container and refrigerate overnight.

To serve, ladle the chilled soup into wide, shallow bowls. Garnish with a sprig of mint.

Serves 8 to 10
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:00 pm
mmmmmmmmm
sounds good Very Happy
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Ethel2
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:05 pm
This recipe sounds magnificient, Bubblebee. We'll have to try it. Perfect for Summer which is fast upon us. I'm sorry I didn't get any of the Asherman watermelon. If only we all had more time..........................
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:07 pm
Lola & Beth
Lola and Beth, if you make it let me know how you like it. I also think it could be frozen for for later use.

---BumbleBeeBoogie
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:08 pm
Did you also know that watermelon is good for you? Wink c.i.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:09 pm
you betcha BBB and you betcha c.i.
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Diane
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:51 pm
Mmmm, that sounds soooo good. Touble is, it's cold in CT right now. NM was perfect, now I'm freezing.

Been thinking about the tattoo. Maybe if I get it placed on my middle back, it will remain in sight for the next twenty years, when it will show up on my upper thigh. YIKES!

BBB, did you help Ash and Natalie finish off the watermelon?
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Diane
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 06:55 pm
Natalie, please send me that list of male characteristics that almost caused me to have an accident!!!
If you lost my email address, I can PM it to Asherman or BBB.
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Mon 9 Jun, 2003 09:32 pm
Goodby Cruel World cartoon
I posted my all time favorite cartoon that I promised all the Gathering folks. It can be found on the Jokes thread under "Goodby Cruel World.

I will try to post my second favorite cartoon there, too, as soon as I get my act together.

Enjoy ---BumbleBeeBoogie
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cobalt
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jun, 2003 06:14 am
dangit, littlek wasn't kiddin' - I just now came back to life (?) after a couple hours in that tat site! wowzer! I wanted so badly to have a tattoo to celebrate "50" - but perhaps I will find a better occasion to go for it. And it will be in a location that is obvious, and unlikely to sag, too, lol!
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2003 09:14 am
Hey, Asher and Bumblebee.

Are those wildfires any threat to you guys?
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2003 10:45 am
Letty, Ashman lives in New Mexico, north of the state. The fire is located north of Tucson, Arizona, south of the state. c.i.
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Letty
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2003 10:59 am
C.I. I'm speaking of the wild fires in Albuquerque.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jun, 2003 11:02 am
Oooops, didn't hear about that one! c.i.
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