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    I love that sticker!

    Simon made Mothers' Day presents in class, and he gave them to me when he got home from school Thursday because three-year-olds have no patience. He made me a couple of cards and a piece of art.
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    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    It's going to be a whirlwind weekend. Commencement now, out to dinner, tomorrow mother's day breakfast and the Darien Lake Theme Park.

    If I don't talk to you guys the next few days, have a great weekend.
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    Solfe, Dominus Maris Pavos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    It's going to be a whirlwind weekend. Commencement now, out to dinner, tomorrow mother's day breakfast and the Darien Lake Theme Park.

    If I don't talk to you guys the next few days, have a great weekend.
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    Have a great time! And congratulations!!
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    Well done except for like 3 and few to the hospital and retirement home. Now I have to clean up the jeep hopefully before the owner sees it,Happy mothers day here is a messy jeep.
    ...I'm still free, you can't take the sky from me.
    You cannot run away from the truth, the world is not big enough. DI Jack Frost
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    It's going to be a whirlwind weekend. Commencement now, out to dinner, tomorrow mother's day breakfast and the Darien Lake Theme Park.

    If I don't talk to you guys the next few days, have a great weekend.
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    great news solfe.
    I hope you don't here from you for a couple of days because your to busy celebrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    It's going to be a whirlwind weekend. Commencement now, out to dinner, tomorrow mother's day breakfast and the Darien Lake Theme Park.

    If I don't talk to you guys the next few days, have a great weekend.
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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations, Solfe!!! Much good work rewarded.

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    Ah...... golf season !!! After a long winter, I can still putt. Won my match,Tuesday .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    It's going to be a whirlwind weekend. Commencement now, out to dinner, tomorrow mother's day breakfast and the Darien Lake Theme Park.
    Well done, sir!

    (Have we decided if you graduated or were graduated? Or, based on the term you used, you commenced?)
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    So, if I understand this correctly, saying "I graduated from high school" is not grammatically correct, but "I was graduated from high school" is? One can't graduate oneself, is that the crux of it?

    CJSF
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    I've not consciously heard "I was graduated" from anyone, anywhere, ever; either I am not paying attention, or common usage has trumped the "was".
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    "I found my mind on the ground below. I was looking down, it was looking back.
    I was in the sky, all dressed in black.
    See the constellation ride across the sky. No cigar, no lady on his arm.
    Just a guy made of dots and lines."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Well done, sir!

    (Have we decided if you graduated or were graduated? Or, based on the term you used, you commenced?)
    Has he begun to commence?

    Congrats Solfe.
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    Oh, [embarrassed], yes, congratulations, Solfe!

    CJSF
    "I found my mind on the ground below. I was looking down, it was looking back.
    I was in the sky, all dressed in black.
    See the constellation ride across the sky. No cigar, no lady on his arm.
    Just a guy made of dots and lines."
    -They Might Be Giants, "See The Constellation"

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJSF View Post
    So, if I understand this correctly, saying "I graduated from high school" is not grammatically correct, but "I was graduated from high school" is? One can't graduate oneself, is that the crux of it?

    CJSF
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    I've not consciously heard "I was graduated" from anyone, anywhere, ever; either I am not paying attention, or common usage has trumped the "was".
    "Was graduated" is archaic. "Graduated from" is correct. But it all stems from the word's original etymology, and, yes, you couldn't graduate yourself was part of the issue.
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    "Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"

    "You can't erase icing."

    "I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    Well done, sir!

    (Have we decided if you graduated or were graduated? Or, based on the term you used, you commenced?)

    Thank you! I decided that it is "graduated", because I have enrolled in more classes for my post-bacc, have been accepted into a program for my masters and started talking Ph.D with some professors. I'm the one picking the standards so, "I graduated" the other day but "I have not graduated, yet".

    On an amusing note, I had to do a presentation about the Underground Railroad. I started the presentation by putting on a robe, waving candle around and proclaiming: "I have summoned you before me, in the witching hour... Where are your robes?" The very next line was about discomfort, confusion, and expectations failed, which had a great deal to do about my presentation. That got a chuckle and also got me an A.
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    We've just arrived home from a nice mid-morning scenic drive along Baylor Canyon Road, which takes us within a mile of some very tall, rugged mountain peaks. We saw jack wabbits, cotton-tail wabbits, a solitary quail (perched atop a tall fence post; surprised me, as I've only ever seen quail in a small group and running along on the ground), a roadrunner holding something in its beak (thought I glimpsed a mouse), flattened-out rattlesnake...and of course lots of pretty desert flower blossoms (yellow or white). Had hoped to see a coyote, but nope. Picturesque views in every direction, sunny morning, wish I didn't now have to work.
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    The dog pooped on the floor. It happens. Why I am I happy? My wife said a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner was stupid, so I never bought one. Here is a video of what happens when a large dog poops and a Roomba tries to vacuum the room. Apparently, they don't detect wet or squishy and if the dog is big enough, they get stuck.
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    We took another sunny mountain-side scenic drive this morning. Finished with breakfast at Denny's. I had a sausage and egg breakfast, which includes 2 blueberry pancakes topped with sliced banana, strawberry, and whipped cream.

    After finishing that, the waiter asked us, "Would you care for some dessert?"

    No??
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