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the long drive home...

This morning started at 5:30cst when our wake up call came through. I quickly got showered so that artbearny could get ready before breakfast arrived at the room. sofabeast stayed with us the last two nights and we invited him to stay in the hotel room until checkout time. |e were on our way by 7am and stoped outside of the city for gas before catching the Indiana turnpike. We are now in Ohio local time is 11:48est and should arrive in NYC at about 10pm this evening. Both burnoutfuture and juslikethemovie have work in the morning. artbearny and myself are off for the week although I am going in on Friday. I am hoping we can expect some of friends up this weekend for apple and pumpkin picking at a local orchard. I do have concerns because it is unseasonably warm and I am not sure how I feel about the fall harvest with summer temps abound. We have a long journey ahead of us and wish to get back soon. We all had a great time and enjoyed the company we kept together. I would love to make another trip like this, but to a different city next time. Ok it is back to looking at farmland..thank God for this Sidekick!
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Good Morning Chicago! Here is a breaking update

Sources close to me have confirmed that juslikethemovie had arrived this morning at the hotel at 10:30am after a bear night out at Touche's. The rest of the group was just getting up to get ready for the day. Currently we are now getting ready to grab lunch and interview Nobby about his evening. More details about the evening to follow.
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Good morning ladies and gentlemen....

...today's captain is artbearny, our approximate drive time today is 6 hours. We are traveling in a Scion xb 2004 wagon as defined by the NHTSA. Our current rate of speed is 85 MPH on Interstate 80 W. We should be arriving in Toledo shortly which will give us a a chance to see some civilization instead of all this farm land that was not pretty enough until a four lane highway was built right through it all (Just got a huge whiff of cow poo eww). Lunch today is still yet to be determined ( I am hoping for Cracker Barrell or BBQ). This is the first time I have sat in the rear passenger cabin of my vehicle and it truly is roomy! We are all excited about Chicago and are looking forward to seeing our friends. Next time I want to get a caravan and bring all my Brooklyn boys so we can all share the fun! I am bored looking at this scenery so I'm me on aol as collegebearny or email me at dupabear@tmail.com and keep me amused. Lunch time soon!
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Bear Albany

Bear Albany was a good time! Met some new people, caught up with others, told stories (Unicorns aren't real?)and had a good time. I received a present from cutepacub and his man Scott. It was a chinese fan set from a local store they visited. It cracked me up so much and I used them every chance I got during the weekend. Although I was a bit afraid of receiving them because Scott was using doing the come over here, I ahve something for you thing with his finger and I thought he migeht smack me for something I may have said/done to him in the past like scream at full force "Sir! I said stop following me!" in a crowded Wal-Mart. He laughed because I was wincing at what I thought was a definate smack to my person, but instead pulled out the fan set. Jason was feeling under the weather at some point during the trip (sinuses) and went to bed earlier than expected. I went to bed soon after him, and someday I will actually stay up longer, maybe until the hospitality suite closes so I can witness first hand some of the crazy biatches that walk through and the stories that are told the next day.

Next week is our Chicago trip and I am so excited.
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I am sooooo pretty & smart!!!

So a while ago I took my car in for an oil change. I do this at the dealer because I have like 21 free oil changes with my Scion Xb (2004) model. I get my oil changed every 7000 miles, because that is what Toyota says the engine takes. The dealer tells me I am going to need some new tires soon. Me being me, I nod and say ok, I'll look into it, yadda yadda ya....go about my business. Now, mind you, I do like to drive; from work to home, from home to NYC, to Albany, and Harrisburg. All over. Now we are getting ready to make a trip out to Chicago to see some friends and go to an art show (cause my boyfriend artbearny rocks)and look around. I say to myself, let’s get the oil changed and get an alignment done on the car, get it all pretty for the long trip. I take it to Bridgestone Firestone where I have gone before and coincidentally my company goes for their fleet maintenance. The guys there are 1) hawt 2) wicked nice and friendly. They recognize me because every time my friend Mary who is a sales rep for our company needs her car serviced, I pick her up and drop her off. During the pickup/drop off I berate her for smashing the car, and driving like a maniac, whom they guys find funny. So today, (right now) the car is at Firestone for its alignment. I get a call from the guy at the desk who took my car in. He asks if I have been rotating my tires and bringing it in to someone for an alignment when needed. Well, I know the dealer changes the oil but not so sure about the tires and stuff. He let's me know that 1) my car is out of alignment; pretty far off again from where it should be (I had it aligned there once before when I needed 1 new tire for some reason or other). I tell him that the dealer told me I would need a new back tires soon, yadda yadda ya. Well, he treats me like the cute blonde I am inside and lets me know that the car has been out of alignment for a while, and that 2 tires are worn bald on the edges so bad, that oh yes, you can start to see some of the steel belt coming through (applause here). I felt like the prettiest girl in the place. I wanted to chew bubble gum and twirl my hair while he was explaining this to me. Well, since I am getting the car ready for Chicago and my passengers would kill me if something were to happen, I am buying my car new tires, 4 new tires. So the guy at the service center tells me, there is no reason that the new tires won't last longer if I just follow the guide he is giving me. With my previous tire purchase I had lifetime alignment and now rotation service included. He tells me that when I get my oil changed, I call them and get the car in for a tire rotation for free. Then when I get my second oil change, I bring the car in for an alignment, and repeat the process again. This way, I won't have to buy tires again like I did. As long as I follow that schedule, my tires are also guaranteed for 65,000 miles. He said he was going to give me a maintenance book like we do for our fleet vehicles and I need to follow it. After all, now that I just paid for 4 new tires, all the future rotations and alignments are included, I won't have to go through this again as long as I drive the car there and let them do the maintenance which is now, like I said, included.

I am so damn pretty; if it wasn't for my looks I am not sure what I would do. Now all I have to do is make sure the guys at the service center don't mention this to Mary so they can all rag on me about it now!!!

I am so smart about some stuff, but then other things I am sooooo clueless. Hmmm...maybe if I wasn't so damn pretty I would .. . .. . (shiny object enters my vision here)
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shopping with jason and my sidekick....

I am here at the mall with Jason who will be needing some business attire (for reasons he wonLt allow me to discuss). He needed a nice dress shirt, tie. And pair of slacks (I specefically told him no dockers). He found a nice shirt, slacks and a tie. He needed a nice pair of shoes and so we had to find a pair. .jason is not used to wearing dress shoes so he thought thye all felt wierd. He sighed a little and decided to take the nice pair of K. Cole Reaction series shoes. He will look so good in this outfit I'll have to take some pics and post. Btw I am posting from my new Sidekick! I am collegebearny on aol aim so feel free to add me and message me!
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This morning...

..started out just fine. I was awakend at 6am by our security company. Seems the supervisor who opened had an issues disarming the system and because it was not disarmed quickly, they called me to verify. Then as Jason was getting ready for work ( I took the next 3 days off) i pulled his belt out of the loops as he was trying to put it on, just to be a nag - lol. Then I pulled harder and tore yet another button of another pair of his pants. I think this is like the fouth time I have done this! He was soo angry! But he had another pair and I had the others fixed. Went to my Dad's house, installed some new pool equipment and umm lounged in the pool all day, life is rough! I called Jason a couple times and left some voicemail to give him a poolside update on the pool temperature and outside temp. Hope he comes home soon!
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Plywood, some snow and one big bear of a man....

So a little about what has been going on here in Middletown. Monday the 19th we had truck issues in the warehouse and had a truck that was towed all the way from Honesdale PA. The last stop on the run was supposed to be completed by 5am, but that was about the time the truck arrived here in NY for repairs. Turns out the customer really wanted their stuff in a couple of hours, so being the only manager with a CDL, I drove the truck once it was repaired to the customers site about ½ hour away. I got to the customers location, stepped inside to find out which dock bay they wanted me to back in to. I started walking out the door and as I stepped outside I slipped on a piece of wet icy plywood. I landed on my right shoulder, neck and finally my back. It didn’t hurt at first, so I brushed it off and finished what I had to do there. After I got back to the warehouse, my shoulder and neck started to hurt, so I went to our medical provider. They took x-rays, didn’t see any brakes in my collar bone or neck. The doctor gave me a script for a muscle relaxer and I was taking 800mg of Ibuprofen. Wednesday came and I couldn’t’ get out of bed, it hurt so much. Thursday I got back to work and tried working through the pain. Friday morning it hurt, I went to work for an hour and then had to run to the doctor’s office because I was in so much pain. It hurt so much. I was there so early (6:45am) that no doctor or physician’s assistant was available. After the Physicians assistant arrived, the staff knew that I was in pain and sent her in as soon as she got through the door. I was in so much pain in my shoulder, she gave me some Demerol and that helped with most of the pain. She wants me to get an MRI and CT scan of my shoulder to rule out a Rotator Cuff injury. Meanwhile she asked for more x-rays, but this time focusing on my shoulder blade. She said it was unlikely that I broke it because it is just a difficult bone to brake The x-ray tech took some pics and said that it is tricky to get a good picture because of the bone and the fact that I am also a big guy. She referred me to the Orthopedist and I was seen today. He reviewed my x-rays from yesterday (Friday) and saw what he believes to be a fracture in my shoulder blade! That he says explains why it hurts so f%#*ing much. No work until I get a bone scan of my shoulders and the Vicoden seems to help. I am however very very grouchy with this pain. Poor Jason and Dan, I am such a biotch when I don’t feel good. I just want to get this fixed and be on my merry way. Jason is being very accommodating to my injury and helping me cope with the pain.

So for now I am just watching lots of movies and trying to take it easy. More to come when I find out more.