September 4th, 2004

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Do you remember....

.. a made for tv movie that was about a boy named David. All i remember is that his father set him fire... they showed the scene when it happens and it scared me to death as a kid! I believe it came out in the 80's. Oh and it was based on a true story.. i think..

Thanks!!
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I'm leaving my current job at the end of September as I start back at university and they clash. I've been in this job for 9 months and my manager is terrific - one of the best bosses I've ever had. To show my gratitude I'd like to give her a present when I leave. I'm also having a copy of my Psychology Investigation made up professionally for her (she was always very encouraging with academic activites which is a plus) but I'd like to give her something a bit personal as well.

Any ideas that don't border on being cheesy?
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unfortunate events

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When's the last time you went to the library?

On Thursday, a patron told me that she, "doesn't know how libraries work." And she giggled as though I'd think that was funny. But then I thought, maybe it's just me. Maybe no one goes to the library... And then that made me sad, so I came here for reassurance.
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Okay, what is up with the names of the hurricanes? Charlie, and now Francis!? A name for a hurricane should be frightening! Intimidating! It should strike fear into the hearts of young children!

Just for fun, what should hurricane Francis be renamed?
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Movie help

Question on : Movies to rent...

Please make a star next to the movies you like best..... so you can help me out in deciding... my 3

Most stars win, only vote once..lol....(thanks...)


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Horsetank

Did you have a horsetank growing up?

I figured that people all over America used horsetanks for swimming, just like we do here in Omaha, Nebraska. But recently a local friend (misterboo) and I were chatting with my partner teffdogg who grew up in Wisconsin, and he claims that he knew absolutely NO ONE that ever used a horsetank for swimming! That's crazy talk!

A horsetank is a big metal...um...tank, that is usually used for horses or other animals to drink out of. People here buy them and fill them up in the summer for swimming. They're inexpensive and huge, and much higher quality than those plastic swimming pools you can get at Walmart or wherever.

Omaha is a pretty big city, but a 25 minute drive in any direction will find you out in the middle of a random corn/soybean field. So, maybe the horsetank thing comes from the rural influence?

I guess this is one of those "local-things-that-people-figure-are-universal-but-really-are-just-quirky-nuances-of-a-region" deals.

Here's a picture. The ones my friends and I had were a bit larger, maybe 7-10 feet diameter. They were shallow, though, usually no deeper than 3 or 4 feet.

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Has anyone ever had a kidney stone? I've been looking up symptoms, but the only one I have is total pain in my lower back. What do I do? All the websites I'm going to say drink a lot of water and it'll pass, which I'm doing, but I'm in a tremendous amount of pain and I don't even know if that's what it is. Should I go to the hospital, which I hate utterly? Could this pain be anything else? I'm peeing pretty normally and without pain.