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Nitrozac
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posted December 31, 2000 12:07     Click Here to See the Profile for Nitrozac   Click Here to Email Nitrozac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Post 'em here for all to see and raz you about! I ask for one thing... to also post something resolution-y that you've accomplished this year, such as, you really did quit smoking in Y2K.

My Resolutions;
1 - Get JofT published/syndicated regularly in a major tech magazine.
2 - Self Improvement-wise, sharpen my writing skills, and write a book.
3 - Learning - I'd like to learn auto mechanics. Sometime in the new millenium I'd like to get a vintage car and fix it up myself, engine and body work.
4 - Teach, I'd like to teach some classes about computers/internet/art/comics either online or in RL this year. I found teaching Woz's class was more fun than I expected, and immensely personally satisfying, so I'd like to continue that.

Year 2000;
I got over my fear of flying. This is a big thing for me, as it was interfering with my life and making things difficult. I love flying now, and can't wait to get in a plane (to CA) again! I learned to ride horses, got over another fear. I just love it! I can tack up horse, walk, trot, canter, and jump a low fence, and it's exhilarating! Dare I say, I think I've found my sport!

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Snaggy
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posted December 31, 2000 13:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Real Millenium Resolutions....

1. Get off the computer and enter the real world more often :-)
2. Finish the AY2K CD
3.Go hiking in the mountains asap.

What I did in Y2K...
Hmmm, was drinking more coffee one of my goals?

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Zwilnik (AY2K member #17)
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posted December 31, 2000 17:02           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
AY2K CD ? Looks like one resolution for me will be to get one of those

Otherwise I've got to avoid eating pizza (for at least a week) and finish at least 1 game (writing) and 2 games (playing).

Happy New Year everyone (in about 2 hours local).

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Mr. Zarquon
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posted December 31, 2000 20:37     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr. Zarquon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3 hours 20 minutes here till the real millenium.

Finish my story / book / novella thing (writing it).

Start playing and enjoying more computer games than i am. Playing magic again. Learn a programming language fully.

Socialize more.

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Doc Holliday
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posted January 01, 2001 00:06     Click Here to See the Profile for Doc Holliday   Click Here to Email Doc Holliday     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. Get out more and spend that time doing quality things. I have a friend who always invites me to parties but large crowds really freak me out. I sit there wondering why I'm there and why I cant hear what the person next to me is saying. I want to go out and enrich my life.

2. Meet someone special. It's been many many years from the last time I was in a long term relationship. Its even been a while since I was in a short term one (see no.1).

3. Get my rear in gear. I'm 28 and have very little to show for it. I'm almost no further ahead than I was the day after I finished college. I got laser eye surgery and a nice car and that's about it.

4. Stop drinking so much soda.

5. Win at least one trophy.

6. Play more DandD

7. Try to make this year the most succesful and fulfilling year I can imagine.

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Alien Investor
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posted January 01, 2001 04:57     Click Here to See the Profile for Alien Investor   Click Here to Email Alien Investor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Last year, I resolved to lose 55 pounds. I lost 10. Sigh.

So this year, I'm resolving to lose 20 pounds. If I finish early, I'll just keep dieting. I'm tired of looking like the geek's older brother.

Yeah, yeah, that's a very mundane resolution. I've got others. I resolve to go on a 100 mile bicycle trip. I resolve to go to a cool nightclub or a rave (I am not a cool kind of guy). I resolve to floss _every day_. I resolve to start a weblog. I resolve to work on the 2.5 Linux Makefiles.

I have lots more but some of them are kinda private.

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kimagure
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posted January 01, 2001 06:48     Click Here to See the Profile for kimagure   Click Here to Email kimagure     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1-Lose weight. Lots of it.
2-Get a better paying job.
3-Meet my SO.
4-Start my web site.
5-Save enough money to pay for air fare to visit the folks.
6-Stop procrastinating, which explains why I haven't posted my New Year's message. It would have featured Fawn & Brandy in Chinese dresses, celebrating the Chinese Year of the Snake.
sigh

Kiggy

PS : Oh Yeah!
To CyberGoddess: Hope you get the perfect job.
To ARJ: Have an exciting and safe trip to Europe. Bring back lotsa pictures!

To Nitrozac, Snaggy and everyone else: may your resolutions/dreams/wishes become true. 99% of them will by working hard.

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kimagure
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posted January 01, 2001 08:21     Click Here to See the Profile for kimagure   Click Here to Email kimagure     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's my (unfinished) pic of Fawn for the (Chinese) New Year. I couldn't finish Brandy in time.

So would you like to see these pics finished?
Personally I enjoy drawing Nitrozac's TTBs.
Yes, yes, I'll come up with characters of my own. Just wait and see.

Kiggy

PS: Here are some interesting links about the Chinese Calendar:
http://found.cs.nyu.edu/liaos/calendar.html
http://www.ocrat.com/chargif/zodiac.html
http://found.cs.nyu.edu/liaos/noshock/zodiac/snake.html
http://reenic.utexas.edu/asnic/countries/china/czod.html


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pawn
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posted January 01, 2001 09:07     Click Here to See the Profile for pawn   Click Here to Email pawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The only resolution that i'm gonna make is one that is easy for me to keep...


BEER lots and lots of beer=)

oh, and as for something resolutiony that I did in the last year, see above =)


sorry about that Nitrozac=)

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CyberGoddess
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posted January 01, 2001 13:15     Click Here to See the Profile for CyberGoddess   Click Here to Email CyberGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have one goal at the moment.... employment.

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tafkact
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posted January 01, 2001 13:35     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by CyberGoddess:
I have one goal at the moment.... employment.


...and a place to stay.

(found a public terminal to check email, lucky me)

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Syn
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posted January 01, 2001 13:42     Click Here to See the Profile for Syn   Click Here to Email Syn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't have any resolutions yet. So I guess I'll think of some now. Okay, I guess I should definitely resolve to get my driver's license this year, as well as a new job. I also resolve not to let myself get dragged into doing things I don't want to do for the sake of making others happy. The latter two were last year's resolutions as well, both of which I stuck to more or less. I did end up with a job, but it was short term [summer project kind of thing]. The last one sort of faded away after a while. Guess I should also work on getting along with my sister, since every time she visits from college we can barely do anything together, as we're constantly arguing. Maybe I should print this out so I don't forget. :P

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kimagure
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posted January 01, 2001 17:31     Click Here to See the Profile for kimagure   Click Here to Email kimagure     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How could I have forgotten Tafkact?

Hope you find a good place to stay, buddy!

Forgetful Kiggy

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Steen
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posted January 01, 2001 20:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Steen   Click Here to Email Steen     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm resolving to do three things:

1) Move to an apartment with a dishwasher and no line noise on the phone lines. Basically I'm tired of washing dishes and getting kicked offline.

2) Sell off/give away/dispose of unused stuff. I have boxes that I haven't unpacked from my last move and it's been over four years.

3) Buy real furniture so guests have a place to sit. Unless they sit on my bed, that's not the case right now, as I only have one chair.

In the past year, I resolved to not stress over work and to look for a new job. I've been looking, though I haven't found the right job yet. I have stopped stressing, though. At this point, I can honestly say that I couldn't care less about my job

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted January 02, 2001 05:15     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am not going to make any resolutions as I have a habit of breaking them. It is more what I would like to do this year.

1) Lose more weight, manage to get down to double figures (kilos, not pounds).

2) Stop smoking (ha!).

3) Clean up my apartment (double ha!).

4) Find a nice young lady with whom to settle down (and on that day, Satan will be skating to work).

Seven

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Wyatt
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posted January 02, 2001 11:45     Click Here to See the Profile for Wyatt   Click Here to Email Wyatt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. find a better job
2. live healthier
3. learn a new language

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Tasslehoff
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posted January 02, 2001 12:57           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've not made any resolutions up to this point, but now seems like a good time to start...

I hereby resolve to actually make some posts to the forums instead of simply reading them. I also resolve to make most of them when I should be working, as it's a much more worthwhile action.

Uh, so there it is... see you around!

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Tasslehoff
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posted January 02, 2001 13:01     Click Here to See the Profile for Tasslehoff   Click Here to Email Tasslehoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
See? I even went and registered!

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Eponine
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posted January 02, 2001 14:24     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are mine:
-Write in my journal every day
-Get my driver's license
-Go to France (This is actually happening this summer!!!!)
-The Proverbial Lose Weight Resolution (But I have motivation, see previous resloution)
-Get better grades
-Take voice lessons
-Find a high paying summer job (again, related to the France resolution)

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Snaggy
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posted January 02, 2001 16:03     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Welcome Tasslehoff!

roaring and cheering crowd

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octothorp
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posted January 02, 2001 18:39     Click Here to See the Profile for octothorp   Click Here to Email octothorp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, I wish you all could see this gorgeous chinook-arch sunset out my office window (okay, across the hallway from my cubicle doorway)--all azure and orange and deep deep mauve. Ok, resolutions. Here's mine:

-finish my degree
-take a couple weeks to travel somewhere in North America (maybe boston or montreal)
-more volunteer work--film festivals, folk festivals, the local feline rescue foundation, that sort of thing
-join a recreational basketball league
-get some poetry published
-get a short story published
-get serious about my novel
-get my christmas shopping done before dec 24.

New Years resolutions from last year that I kept:

-get a new job (did it on the first day of the year, and again about halfway through)
-get a new apartment (did it on the last day of the year)
-travel around the world

New Years resolutions from last year that I didn't keep:

-finish my degree


let's all remember to meet back here in a year and see how we did--and no coming back in November and editing your resolutions!

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Tau Zero
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posted January 02, 2001 22:35     Click Here to See the Profile for Tau Zero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My three resolutions:

Spend more time exercising.  The little I am doing is paying off big time, but I need to keep at it and do more.

Stay more focused at work.  (Geekculture isn't helping.  I'll have to cut back, darn it.)

Look for more friends, because it's only among them that I'll find that special person to be more-than-friends with.

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MrMachineCode
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posted January 03, 2001 00:59     Click Here to See the Profile for MrMachineCode   Click Here to Email MrMachineCode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ack! I forgot to make any resolutions. In fact, I've forgotten to make any New Year's resolutions for the past three years in a row. I think I see a pattern there. The radio show hosted by Art Bell used to do an interesting take on New Year's resolutions: he'd let the audience make predictions about the New Year (politics, natural disasters, the Second Coming, you know, world events) and while doing that, he'd read last year's predictions to see how accurate they were. But as far as I know, the Art Bell show is off the air now. Maybe Nitrozac & Snaggy could put up someplace on the website for us to submit predictions, and we could look at them again next year to see how amazingly far off people can be.

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Swiss Mercenary
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posted January 03, 2001 04:25     Click Here to See the Profile for Swiss Mercenary   Click Here to Email Swiss Mercenary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eponine: Where are you going in France? If you need any information ask, and if I can help I will.

I can see France from my office window.

Two

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Syn
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posted January 03, 2001 14:47     Click Here to See the Profile for Syn   Click Here to Email Syn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, how sad. January 3rd and I already forgot my resolutions. I had to come back to this forum to read 'em. /:

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Blind Harper
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posted January 03, 2001 16:00     Click Here to See the Profile for Blind Harper   Click Here to Email Blind Harper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve's Real Millenium Resolutions:
-> Get a job and stop leeching off my parents.
-> Get some of my writing published.
-> Finish more stories. DO some serious work on the two novels I currently have in progress.
-> Get togeather with Char. Stop being a wimp about the whole thing.

Notice I conspicuously do NOT resolve to quit smoking. If I am going to do any or all of the above, I need my crutch. Sorry, lungs.

Y2K resolution I actually did keep: Gain more self confidence and socialise more.

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weirdo513
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posted January 06, 2001 04:34     Click Here to See the Profile for weirdo513   Click Here to Email weirdo513     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1. Read the 12 Books I got for Christmas by the end of School.
2. Learn Perl, as well as some other language.
3. Finish building my new computer.
4. Get a new Car.

That should keep me busy

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alexandria
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posted January 07, 2001 03:06     Click Here to See the Profile for alexandria   Click Here to Email alexandria     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
resolutions (not that i believe in making them, of course):

(a) graduate. this, thankfully, will actually happen.
(b) move to d.c. this will also happen.
(c) actually learn to cook, as a theoretical bribe for future d.c. roommates. this... err... ify at best.
(d) think less, act more. this is the recurring resolution; i think it's best not to comment on its feasibility.

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Eponine
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posted January 07, 2001 13:06     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Think less, Act more

Funny, mine was always "think more, do more." That and "Never let fear stop you from doing anything". I made that one a few years ago, and managed to keep it. I'm a better person for it. I still have problems calling people on the phone, though. Don't know why, but it terrifies me.

One I made last year was to always do what I say I will. I'm still working on that, but it's getting better.

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alexandria
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posted January 07, 2001 15:52     Click Here to See the Profile for alexandria   Click Here to Email alexandria     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i suppose i should clarify my statement; certainly don't mean that it's a new year's resolution to become brainless. rather, that phrase has become shorthand amongst my friends for a determination to stop thinking *about* possible courses of action and actually *do* them. i.e., stop worrying/obsessing/analyzing and just do something, already. it's only applicable to situations in which fear/qualms/worry/etc. is actually impeding desirable action. and since i have a tendency to err on the side of caution, well... it's applicable to me.

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Tasslehoff
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posted January 07, 2001 20:52     Click Here to See the Profile for Tasslehoff   Click Here to Email Tasslehoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh! I just though of a good one! I'm going to learn to play a new instrument this year... I'm thinking the electric bass. My roomie plays and I could probably get him to give me lessons.

I need to keep expanding my horizons... that and the fact that since I'm not a tenor, I don't get many gigs.

On a geekier note, I would suppose I might get around to building my linux box this year... I've only had the gear sitting around for 6 figgin' months already.

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Eponine
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posted January 07, 2001 21:38     Click Here to See the Profile for Eponine   Click Here to Email Eponine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alexandria, I figured what you meant; I was just being somewhat tongue in cheek.

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rw
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posted January 09, 2001 00:02     Click Here to See the Profile for rw   Click Here to Email rw     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I firmly resolved not to make any resolutions this year, since I don't keep them. But looking back on the past few days, I see that I've been eating healthier, keeping the apartment cleaner, being kinder and more considerate to others ... I sure hope there isn't some kind of lesson to learn here, because I never learn lessons.

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Blind Harper
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posted January 09, 2001 14:28     Click Here to See the Profile for Blind Harper   Click Here to Email Blind Harper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As Eponine Vampirically Modularized:
I still have problems calling people on the phone, though. Don't know why, but it terrifies me.

I know exactly what you mean. There's something about a disembodied voice speaking to you...

I'm beginning to hate telephones. They're so intrusive. I have resolved to refuse to get up to answer the phone if I'm in bed or bathing. If the world can't keep my hours, it can go suck a toadstool.

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Syn
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posted January 09, 2001 18:11     Click Here to See the Profile for Syn   Click Here to Email Syn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Personally, I can't stand phones, either. I don't think it's the disembodied voice concept, though. More of the fact that it's much harder to multitask when on the phone. A friend of mine called me last night when I was playing Need for Speed while watching Roswell & listening to a Garbage cd, and I had to move to a different room where I could only watch Roswell & talk on the phone .. Even then, I got yelled at for being so quiet. In addition, staying on the phone too long [as people who make calls tend to do] makes my ear hurt. /: And it's too awkward to switch ears. I'd like a little headset .. and a cordless phone. Multitasking is still a small problem, though.

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supaboy
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posted January 10, 2001 08:35     Click Here to See the Profile for supaboy   Click Here to Email supaboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I decided not to make any New Year's Resolutions. If something's good enough for me to do, then it's good enough for me to do now.

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Orbhead
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posted January 13, 2001 19:14     Click Here to See the Profile for Orbhead   Click Here to Email Orbhead     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Snaggy, I guess hiking in Beaver Valley just doesn't cut it eh? :-)

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pawn
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posted January 13, 2001 21:38     Click Here to See the Profile for pawn   Click Here to Email pawn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orbhead:
Snaggy, I guess hiking in Beaver Valley just doesn't cut it eh? :-)

Boy, does that sound dirty.

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