By request - HANGOUT POLL - the point is to get to know others & just chill. It's a positive, happy place! Welcome!!!
Great place to hangout on a fri nite🍺
I missed it again! Darn, these things need to start a lot earlier lol
😂 it's the time difference is killing you and I started at 7:30 my time
You've got to start it right when you get home from work if I'm still going to be up! 😂
Maybe I can start one like at noon on a Saturday and then you would be awake! 😂
You could start one at 4:30 AM on a Saturday and I'd be awake! 😜
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise! 😄😂
The only way I am starting it at 4:30 your time is if I am still awake from the previous day! 😜😂
I meant 4:30 your time lol
Oh...during the week I am usually awake at 5 & I wake up long enough to post it at 5 on the weekend, but you would have to host, because I would be posting & going back to sleep. 😜
Darn, I missed another one.
Missed it again 😂 I'm an early riser
I think the time best friends is killing a lot of you... I started at 7:30 my time
I think that's 11:30 Eastern time. I was tired so I went to bed at 10
It would've been 1030 Eastern. So you just barely missed it! 🙂
Howdy. Saw new Alien flick and my parents leave today. Can't sleep much.
Awesome on the movie!
I hope they have a safe trip!
I'm too late to party.
You people never sleep.
Says the man come in at 3:33 AM !
3:30 your time. 6:30 my time. I get up early so the wife can sleep.
I know, honey. I was just teasing you. 😉
Hoping everyone is well and has a peaceful night!
Or wildly exiting night- whatever floats your boat
I had a nice chill night. Thanks!
Hey dear! How are you?
Very good. Laying in bed and deciding what kind of anime images to put up tonight for my midnight anime poll. I am thinking it will be the last one. I will still do midnight picture polls but not anime focused.
It is chilly outside where I am at. Only 53 degrees Fahrenheit.
Interesting. What kind of pictures do you want to do now?
Yes it's 50 degrees here. Broke down and turned the furnace back on!
Same. All snug in bed with SOHs peeps.
I am thinking along the lines of space pictures like galaxies, planets, moons, stars, and other space-related things.
That sounds nice. A lot of pretty images.
MexAmerican Cuisine with two great kids.
What happened to the Olive Garden?
How old is your other one?
What did you have?
13 & 14
366 days apart
Olive Garden voted down.
Chilli Relleno, shrimp cocktail, fresh guacamole
They are close in age. They get along well?
Better than any twins I know
The one year gave them some special treatment before sibling rivalry.
Elder still tries to be BOSS by little bro is 6'1" so it doesn't work the way he would like.
My younger brother and I are 20 months apart. We were really close most of the time. Fought every now and then.
Sounds like they have good parents.
Restaurant owner is a good friend. It's been fun to watch her grow from a strip mall 10 seater to a fine 4 Star show cased on Native property.
Parenting is an art handed down generously through the generations. We are lucky and blessed.
Sounds like you are blessed in many ways. 😁
Such a good dad! 😍
I love shrimp cocktail & chile rellano!!!
Relleno... Auto-cucumber does not like that word!
That is so incredible about your friend's place!
Mexican Shrimp cocktail is so so much better... diced avocado, dash onions, spices, watery tomato broth .... oh that's right Bama lives in Arizona! Probably your fav style as well.
I haven't tried it, but that sounds amazing!
Sipping on a 16 year old Scotch unwinding from some really nasty weather today.
Yay for scotch & unwinding. Sorry about the weather!
So many giant thunder storms. Scary shit. I steer way clear of those things.
Anyone still around
How's life in Arizona
This week has been gorgeous!!!
Life is good. I'm starting a post master's certificate on Monday.
How's life in your world?
Wow going back to school. If you go back enough you'll become a second @susanr.
My youth group made about 225 cinnamon rolls for a fundraiser tonight so that was fun.
Oh and weather here has been a big mess, from a dust storm on Wednesday, to 85 degrees yesterday, to rain and about 50 degrees today.
Yucky weather! The cinnamon rolls sounds fun!
😂 on the SusanR thing! I already have three associates degrees, two bachelors degrees, & a masters degree.
What certificate did you decide to focus on?
It's cold here too!
Do you like to bake?
They tasted pretty good too. @pink we do bake and make stuff for fundraisers about once or twice a year
I think you will get the most out of financial management. I hope you have many doors open up for you!
You help make them from scratch?
What is the fundraiser for?
Yes we made them from scratch. We are going on a mission trip to an Indian reservation in June.
Hey pedwin! That's a lot of cinnamon rolls!
Yes, yes it is
Nice! Do you wear an apron and fluffy hat when you bake?
What are your plans on the reservation?
Some of the girls wore aprons but none of those fluffy hats.
I'm not sure what all we will do but i think it will be mostly work projects
I was teasing you hon to see if you were dressed like the pillsbury dough boy. Then I could poke your tummy to see if you go "tee hee."
I have a friend that helped them build houses.
There ya go! 🤣
Hello, just bored at work. Slow night.
Sorry you are bored, but in your line of work, I am glad it's a slow night.
There is days I like it slow, but for the most part I like business because that's how I make money
I get that.
Hanging till my daughter comes downstairs. She does not want me on my phone 📱 when we watch Rue Paul together. Man is she strict.
😂 Enjoy your time with her!
Can't miss a moment!
Rue Paul is still around?
RuPaul's Drag Race on VH1 is on season 9.
Home from the game..wife is packing and will be gone this weekend
Is she going to Flag?
You bach it a lot of weekends.
She's going to Disneyland on an 8th grade field trip
What are you going to do while the wife is away?
I have papers to grade this weekend, things to clean around the house. Nothing exciting sadly
One day I might do something actually fun and risky on a weekend she is gone
Something wild and sexy?
It would be nice, but highly unlikely
That's not very optimistic. 🤔
Hello! Who else is having a chill night in? 🙋🏻
The best kind of nights! I've been feeling super introverted lately, so it's nice to chill.
Climb out of that shell, aveg!!!😜
It is always nice to chill.
lol I can't yet! Last weekend got to me. I need to get the old veg back.
Where did the old veg go? Are you constipated???
Chronically, but I went back to Wisconsin last weekend. I miss that beautiful place...all the traveling made me tired. I've been snoozing the alarm all week.
Lol still recovering from the Wisconsin night life...
I know. The south has destroyed part of me. I had a great time though. 💁🏻💩
Well we drink a lot of brandy and beer and eat a lot of brats and cheese. You gotta love it up! 😉
Did anyone you know get hit by the storms, tornadoes or flooding?
Traveling can wreak havoc on your natural rhythm. Take some Mirilax.
It was live it up lol
Go easy on the Miralax, though. I had to use that a few years ago. You'll be doing SOH from the bathroom.🚽
I had lots of spotted cow. I mostly drank rum though haha
I use a magnesium supplement. My 💩 is fine right now. I'm just super tired lol
No, we live right on the lake and I think that was one of the only places spared. Thank goodness.
I'm happy for your 💩💩💩! Are you going to spend any of the summer back home?
Glad your 💩is fine! Lol
Glad you were spared. No damage by my home but there are roads flooded and fields flooded. A lot of trees down. Northeast of me was hit by tornadoes and the damage is horrible. Rusk and Barron county were hit the worst.
They gave me Mirilax after my gall bladder surgery. I couldn't poop for 10 days. Can you imagine??? 😭
I'm not sure yet because I'll be back at the end of July (for at least two years).
Yeah, I'm in the pocket of SE WI, so we missed it. I'm glad to see you're okay.
I understand the surgery thing. The worst poops of your life come after surgery. I can't tell which hurts worse: the surgery or the poop. 💩💩💩
Thanks. I am on the other side of town. It's just the flooding close to home. Some trees damaged, but they are cleaning things up.
Yeah my throat was sore from that thingy they ram down there to help you breathe and my stomach spasmed trying to poop. It was worse I think. When I first stood up I looked on the floor to see if my intestines fell out. It felt so weird.
Ugh. At least there's pain meds if you need it after surgery.
So after you finish grad school, you're staying in Wisconsin, or is that when the move to Chicago happens?
The narcotics and anesthesia is what caused my digestive issues. Slowed everything way down.
What are you going to grad school for?
That's what I'm hoping for, org! Fingers crossed.
Political science 😎
I hope you can make the move!
Of course, there's always this cool little place I know called Southern California...☀️🌴☀️🌴☀️
What are your ambitions with political science?
I'll visit the beautiful place of socal!
Weirdly enough, this is the first time of my life I'm leaving it open. I'm looking now to the experience of learning, but leaving a career open. I don't know how well that will work out, but I'm trying something new.
So you went into a masters program with no thought of a career path at all?
Aveg, just invest yourself in your master's program, enjoy the experience, and a door will open somewhere for you.
And I'm looking forward to your visit!😎💁🏻☀️🌴
I haven't gone in there with this (emphasis) is the job I want to do. Mostly because people walk in saying I want to pursue a phd and then don't after a year in a masters program. I'm considering that. I also would like to do something still in the field of education, like education policy for urban areas, but who knows. Like org said, I'm going to really give it my all and see what doors do open.
Oh yes, I'll let you know when I fly in! 🙋🏻
I'm just surprised you don't have a path in mind you are working towards. School is a huge investment. Nowadays it's a calculated risk. It use to be more affordable and you could afford to take different classes for personal gain. Just took me by surprise.
I took a series of tests and knew I wanted to work with families. I have a bachelor of Social Work which leaves me open to a variety of areas. I just went to college with a goal in mind.
Absolutely, I think why I'm also not so pressed is that I'm in a fortunate position. It was my dream to be a professor, but realizing that academia has changed quite a bit, is that still my dream? I'm not as sure as I used to be, but I'm still keeping it open. From what I've heard, people have a more firm grasp after their first year.
Life has always been super unexpected for me. I would have never thought that I'd even be going to this university, or even wanting to move back to Wisconsin again.
I think you'd be a fantastic professor, but as you've already probably found out, there's a lot more to teaching than meets the eye. You really do have to get a ways into your program before you'll have an informed idea. Just go with the flow for now.
Exactly, I'm taking things as they come. I would have never thought in a million years a group of 17 year olds in Arkansas would have changed my life. Here we are. 💩
And for me, a group of 14-17 year olds in Downey, CA.🙃🙃
What happened with this group of 17 year olds in Arkansas?
What happened in Downey, CA?
I coached high school baseball there for seven years.
I teach a fun batch of kids in rural Arkansas.
My brother coaches little league. He loves it.
Did you teach too or just coach?
What do you teach in rural Arkansas? Political Science?
I taught PE for a year, and subbed in everything, while waiting for a full-time position to open up. Won a couple of league championships, eventually got tired of waiting and got an office job at a university.
I also coached my son's youth teams for about 11 seasons. It was a blast.
Veg, how did you start teaching English?
How do you like working at a University compared to substitute teaching?
Sounds like you have a lot of experience coaching. Were you an athlete in school?
I did a program out of the university of Arkansas that does placement in areas in the delta...that's how I'm here!
I enjoyed my one year of full-time teaching very much. Substituting was tolerable only because I always worked at the school where I coached, and everyone knew me. The students were easily the best part of the university position. Dealing with the administration was the big negative. I was also a part-time academic counselor at a community college for two years. That was a great job, until budget cuts hit.
I played basketball and baseball in high school. In college, I made the junior varsity baseball team at a Division 1 school, but the university de-funded the JV program before we ever played a game.
Anyone Grey's Anatomy fans? I just saw last nights finale 😭
I haven't watched since the first season, but surely someone here watches.
Ok forget SOH go get caught up 😂
Use to, have it up at the end of last season
Y'all need to get your priorities straight 😕
Forgot to watch it. Will have to go on demand. I was watching Real Housewives.
😭you guys are killing me
I was watching Real Housewives too. Ramona is crazy.
The people pissed me off 1 too many times, done
@kay41 something has definitely flipped in her. That would be so much fun to watch it together
Yes, it would, Tops!!
Not much & you! 🍷
Where in the valley are you? I'm in the east valley.
Hey! Did you have a good day? 🥂
Cool! I'm actually in North Scottsdale.
Not bad ... beautiful day here!
Worked in Scottsdale for couple years until about 6mo ago . Now living up near lake pleasant area.
The weather has been great this week!
Awesome! I moved to the state almost exactly a year ago... briefly rented a room and worked in Mesa... got the job in Scottsdale and got an apartment in Scottsdale.
Moved to az from FL about 2 yrs ago
Cool! I moved from AL.
I think I am going to pass.
I don't usually brag, but I can kick one hell of a mean kickball. I mean it. I know how to hook it right in the "cup" formed by the foot/ankle/shin. It sails every time. ☄️
No worries, Dale! ✌🏼
Hey, that was my technique in elementary school!
I used to be able to do the Fred Flintstone windup with the tippy toes. youtu.be/g-IxeEHBFdU
Wow, that's some claim to fame. I mean, how do you even go on knowing you've achieved this? It's downhill from here.
I'm holding out that it will become an Olympic sport. That sport where they sweep in front of the puck is what gives me hope. It's all I have left.
I'd like to see you in tiny little spandex shorts. If kickball becomes an Olympic sport, I'm lobbying for those uniforms.
Like I don't get that all the time. Pffftt. 😂🕺
He does have great legs!
Pictures, or it isn't true.
Hey, if they're wearing those uniforms, there better be a women's team!
Really regretting commenting, winky face.
Poor, Dale! 😂😉
I would submit a picture, but my legs are currently soaking in goats milk to moisturize after having been sloughed with shea butter and psyllium husks. Maybe later. 😀
I think I'd look great in those shorts too. Okie is no competition for my legs!
Is Okie really a woman? Will the Olympic committee have to do gender testing prior to you competing?
Hmm, Kay, I heard it somewhere, "Pictures, or it isn't true."😎
Ha! You got me there! 😁😁
Hey, for an old gal I have good gams.
Poor, Dale, sorry you ended up with such a popular thread! 😂
What can I say.
How's the SOH super hero?
I am good, thank you for asking. How are you?
I'm glad to hear you're well!
Always and always. 😁
I went to the doctor, had blood work and a urine test, good times!
My injuries to my neck, shoulder and back are now considered permanent. I am no longer making progress. I need to get a second opinion on surgery of my impingement in my shoulder. She wants me to consider applying for a partial disability with working reduced hours. A lot to think about. 😒
think about. 😒
Pink, that is a lot to think about!
Hello. My name is okie.
Hi, Okie! Welcome!
Your comment makes me wonder if this is SA (SOHers Anonymous)! 😂
Oh sorry. I thought this was the 12 step program for geniuses. 😂
Yo what's up?
Did you hear my song yet,Orgblu10? Hoping to hear your comments.
Wolf, I sent you a message. Could you give me the link again? I want to hear it!
Listen to My Echo by CHROMATIC BLUE #np on #SoundCloud
Wolf, it definitely captures the new wave vibe! I like the song, but your first one still has the edge imho.
Yo yo yiggity yo everybody! 👋
So how did you like setting up the game night?
I enjoyed it, but I couldn't believe how quickly it was over.
Yep! It went fast for me too! It was fun setting it up though.
How are you?
I had a heavy day. Kinda wiped emotionally. It's 51 degrees here. Had to turn the heat back on! Brrr!
Getting pumped to see your alien movie??? 👽
I heard the first half of Alien is slow and it picks up in the middle and then moves fast.
Well okay fair enough.
Hello! How are you?
Great. How about you guys?
I'm well! Really glad that it's Friday!
I had a kinda heavy day but I am warm and cozy now. Had to turn the heat back on. It's cold and windy.
Checking in to say hi. I'm not sure how long I'll be around. May be going to bed soon.
Hello! Busy day?
Yes. My boss decided to cancel a trip for one of my employees next week. Simply put, it didn't go well.
Awe. I'm sorry. I hope you can rejuvenate this weekend and start off fresh on Monday. 💋
Pink, I thought it was a bad decision. I made my case for not canceling the trip. It was rejected. After that, I dropped it but I had to break the news.
Never fun to drop bad news on someone. Especially when you were against the decision. That sucks.
That's crappy, cpa.
I know. I think this is going to be a situation that blows up in our face. I'm not taking the hit for it when it happens.
I hope you'll be OK.
Hi everyone I am back... it's been months!
Welcome back!!! Cute baby!
That's my little girl whose 3 now, I should update to one with both of my kiddos
Good evening to you all
Hi! How are you?
How are you?
I expected to be hosting that music game all evening, but it went quickly!
I saw.. was going to guess but it was over! People are quick lol
They were SUPER QUICK!!! I was stunned. I think the first 4-6 were guessed off the bat.
Do you know who is going to host it next week?
It looks like me or Wolf...the Instant Winner person passed & the person he passed to passed!
Heck, I'll post it if no one wants to! Lol
@wolf124 - I am happy to do it next week. I actually already have an idea or two, but Jarod is open to hosting in the future.
I was only joking - I think you guys do it fabulously. But, I am here if you need me :)
Cool....BamaGirl, how about you do next week, the Jarod the following week....any Instant Winners will start the following week. Sounds good?
Cool with me.
Sure. Any suggestions on what word I should use?
I don't. I picked my Instant Winner song first & then a word from its title.
Hola. So is Jenna back or is was that just a one time thing? @LoFidelityJenna
I hope she is back.
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I don't feel like cracking a code.
😝 you'll have to if you want my answer
Not trying to be rude
I converted it & you will be missed.
I think it says, "I miss you all too much to ever leave again." 😁
I may return one day, but not until I'm in good mental health
I can understand that.
It says, "It is a one time thing."
@Neighinator for you! 🤗