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Old September 23 2013, 05:17 AM   #3736
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Walk into a Big Lots store in July or August. Many of them already have Halloween and Christmas stuff stocked on the shelves.
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Old September 23 2013, 08:09 AM   #3737
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****Christmas tree pic snipped****

Was shopping at Macys today for luggage and stumbled upon this.
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^Whoa, come on, let's get through Halloween first! Geez! I saw Xmas trees at the mall while with my mom today. REALLY?!

I swear, if people want Christmas to come faster, they need to find a TARDIS. Now THOSE will be Christmas trees! (And snowmen, too!)
I don't want those snowmen...

Sheesh, even Michaels and Hobby Lobby don't have their Christmas trees out yet!
A friend of mine went into a Hobby Lobby in late July / early August, and they had their Christmas stuff out already. I was thinking it may have been one of those "Christmas in July" type sales, but no, the stuff was out permanently until Christmas!

Does anyone remember when stores would actually decorate and sell stuff for Thanksgiving?
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Old September 23 2013, 09:38 AM   #3738
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The store where I work doesn't have Christmas stuff out yet, but will soon enough. We were slammed last week because the university kids had descended upon the city and were buying bedding, kitchenware, electronics, and the like. Good for business, but it felt like the week before Christmas. This week's been calmer, thankfully.

Back in April I visited my dad just west of Toronto with my two sons. A friend of mine has her private pilot's licence, but she's been grounded for health reasons. However, she'd very kindly arranged for a flight instructor friend of hers to take my boys and me for a flight from Buttonville Airport, just north of Toronto. This photo is from when we literally circuited around the CN Tower. Normally I'm fine with flying, but four-seater planes set off my height nerve and vertigo and scare the crap out of me. There's no better way of getting a view of the city, though, and my boys loved it.

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Old September 23 2013, 12:16 PM   #3739
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oh wow, that's really early for Christmas...
Here, we don't put up the Christmas decorations until 6th December due to a Dutch fest for children that is celebrated from half November until December 5th.

@theseeker: your daughter is very cute!
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Old September 23 2013, 05:40 PM   #3740
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My daughter at a Tang Soo Do tournament this past weekend. She's small, but she's feisty!
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Old September 23 2013, 06:44 PM   #3741
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A gift from my best friend.. I was.. very happy. I showed it to my dog going "OH MY GOOOD KEPPET!! LOOK!!" And she went ballistic too.
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Old September 23 2013, 09:30 PM   #3742
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Fascinating.
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Old September 23 2013, 09:37 PM   #3743
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That was a good book. Hard to believe that it's been almost twenty years since he wrote it.
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Old September 23 2013, 10:26 PM   #3744
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Yeah it was. I may have to read it again.
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Old September 24 2013, 01:09 AM   #3745
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Perhaps Nimoy and Zach Quinto should collaborate on a new book:

We Are Spock
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Old September 24 2013, 01:49 AM   #3746
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My daughter at a Tang Soo Do tournament this past weekend. She's small, but she's feisty!
This picture kicks ass! She has such determination on her face!
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Old September 24 2013, 02:54 AM   #3747
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A couple of shots of my ascent to the sighting and ranging station of Battery Townsley from Fort Cronkhite in the Golden Gate Recreation Area..




http://www.nps.gov/goga/historycultu...y-townsley.htm


Was quite a climb...but the view was fantastic...
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Old September 24 2013, 05:37 AM   #3748
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Nice! I can't get over the fact that there are people out there (I know a few) who would willingly pay money to walk around the outside of the tower with nothing but a bungee cord keeping them from falling. When I took my ex up, it took me quite a bit of cajoling to get him to walk on the glass floor of the indoor observation deck (and that's engineered to withstand the weight of six elephants).
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Old September 24 2013, 05:48 AM   #3749
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Old September 24 2013, 01:52 PM   #3750
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My daughter at a Tang Soo Do tournament this past weekend. She's small, but she's feisty!
This picture kicks ass! She has such determination on her face!
What she said.
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