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Old 08-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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Greetings

Readers will be pleased to know that I am now an inhabitant of the Central Time Zone. About as Central as it's possible to be, actually. Fulton, Missouri.

For lunch today I have roast-beef-on-rye and a Pepsi. And (wait for it) a girthy pickle.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:32 PM   #2
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hi DC!!
when did you arrive?
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:09 AM   #3
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I'm waving to you!! I'm still in Indiana (until tomorrow) but only Illinois is between us!! Can you see me? Enjoy the Heartland of America - you'll have many interesting stories to bring home to share!!!
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Old 08-08-2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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I got here on Sunday evening. It's HOT here. But I have a big American air-conditioned car so it's OK. And the car goes Brrrrrrmmmmm as it pulls away, which is kinda neat*

(*note how I'm already trying to adopt the local vernacular )
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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Dickie!
Welcome to the States! We're so happy to have you ; I truly hope you enjoy your stay.



Glad you made it here safe and sound; I hear the heat in MO. is oppressive right now..heed the heat warnings, use the a/c, and have a blast!
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Old 08-09-2007, 11:51 AM   #6
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My cousin is a long haul truck driver. He says all the truckers call Missouri, "Misery".
Have you learned to say "y'all" yet? Eaten grits? Gone to a St. Louis Cardinals game?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:15 PM   #7
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I watched the Cardinals beat the Padres on telly last night. It was 2-1 but I missed all the runs as they were in the first inning and I was cooking my dinner. So I watched what the commentators called a "pitchers' duel". Not the most exciting baseball game by any means, though the Padres almost scored in the 9th.

Apparently I ought really to support the KC Royals as the Cardinals are a fake franchise team who move cities in search of money, whilst the Royals are loyal stalwarts. Am I right?
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Old 08-09-2007, 12:17 PM   #8
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The heat is nice actually, coming from shivery old England. On Tuesday I was driven into Columbia, MO for dinner, and there's a Hooters there. (We didn't eat there of course). What's that all about?
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Old 08-09-2007, 02:27 PM   #9
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Old 08-09-2007, 05:24 PM   #10
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Have you figured out that the natives call it "missouRAH?"
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Old 08-10-2007, 02:26 AM   #11
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On Tuesday I was driven into Columbia, MO for dinner, and there's a Hooters there. (We didn't eat there of course). What's that all about?
Cleavage, drinks and tips for the gals!!! No billiards tables?? Remember, we've seen to photos!!!
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:30 PM   #12
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Have you figured out that the natives call it "missouRAH?"
Some do, some don't. If you're a REAL native, you do call it Missourah... I have met some of those...

This morning I went to see if I could get a haircut. The men's barbers round the corner is run by an ex-Marine whose one style of haircut is Clean Marine with clippers. I sat in the waiting area thinking "I don't really want a crew cut, but the longer I wait here the more of a wuss I look when I leave without getting it cut." Eventually it was almost my turn and I RAN AWAY and went to the girls' hairdressers instead. There, of course, there was no-one in the place, but they were "too busy" today to cut my hair. I have to make an appointment and go back.

I don't think I'm doing that well at assimilating into Missouri society yet. Still, must keep trying...
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Old 08-11-2007, 06:31 PM   #13
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Cleavage, drinks and tips for the gals!!! No billiards tables?? Remember, we've seen to photos!!!
Is it OK to go to a Hooters by oneself, or do you have to go in a group?

I ask merely for information, I've got this friend who wants to know...
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... tell your friend - sure why not!! I hear the food is really good there!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:22 AM   #15
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A visit to Branson may help with your assimilation. I recommend Silver Dollar City!
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