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 Janese,





I
do
receive
e-mail
notices
of
my
posts
here; I
had
the
same
problem
with
my
message
cut (with
AARP
saying
my
browser
shut
down) with
replys
I've
written
to
Bonnie
and
Spinner, tooMy
computer
doesn't
shut
down
completely
at
that
point, but
I
definitely
lose
the
message
I
was
just
writing.   I
think
it
is
a
glitch
in
the
new
website's software  which
will
eventually
iron
itself
out.






I
found
Stella
Whitelaw's

Pray
and
Die

just
a
little
too
fluffy
so
I
stopped
reading
it.






Right
now
I'm
concentrating
on
the
two
Jack
Canfield
books
on
self-esteem
and
focus.   Boy, do
I
need
some
help
in
these
areas
right
nowThis
morning
I
trusted
that
a
client
had
paid
me in cash the
correct
amount
due ($200) and
I
didn't
count
it
out
myselfHe
handed
me
the
cash, saying
"$200" as
I
wrote
out
a
receipt
for
him
in
that
amountLater
I
found
that
he
had
only
given
me $140
and
he
is
already
on
his
way
back
to
California.






-Edie





Hi
Edie,




Sorry
it's
taken
so
long
to
respondI
think
this
is
the
post
I
haven't
responded
to
yetI
wish
it
was
like
the
old
boards
where
it
said
unread
on
the
postI
keep
the
messages
until
answered
and
usually
go
by
the
dates.  Hopefully, the software problem
will be corrected.  It's a pain to type a long message only to
lose it.  I haven't had too much problem with that.  I've
only lost one message so far. 



I've decided to give up on "Reading Lolita in
Tehran" for now.  It's a book that demands a little too
much mind involvement.  I'm hoping to pick something a little
more light.  I'm just too busy right now organizing everything
for my new position as the block watch co-ordinator.  I only
read 28 pages in the book.  It is definitely one I want to read
but not at this time.



I'm so sorry to hear about the guy who stiffed you for
$60.00.  It's a shame that you can't trust people.  Your
book sounds like one I should be reading as I could use some help
with focus.  I have so much work to do with this new position
and yet sometimes I get on this computer and end up playing silly
games like mahjoong which I don't understand but have fun
playing.  I scored a high in the eight thousands and I guess
that's good but since the rules aren't posted I'm not really
sure.  No games today.  I have work to do.  I'm
answering messages, writing a letter to my brother and organizing my
block watch info.  Tonight is movie night with my girlfriend so
we will probably go see "Definitely Maybe" as we have a
ticket for one free admission which can only be used on a show that
is not a new release.  Then we will come home and eat dinner
and watch the Netflix rental "Enchanted" with Patrick
Dempsey from "Grey's Anatomy." 



Sunday, my hubby and I delivered 180 flyers for our
district alderman.  It was our 29th wedding anniversary and we
were going to go out to a movie and dinner.  We delivered some
flyers before the movie and the rest after and then we were too
tired to go to dinner so we came home and ate.  We are going to
go out to eat later this week.



Have to get going now.  Hope you are having a
better week.



Janese

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Janese, thanks
for
the
instructionsI
went
where
you
told
me
and
all
my
boxes
are
checkedGuess
that's
the
default
because
I
don't
ever
remember
being
in
that
part
of
the
site.



Now
that
I
know
about
e-mail
notifications, can
you
tell
me
how
to
ask
someone
to
be
my "friend"?  I
want
to
invite
Edie
to
be
my
friend, but
I
just
can't
find
the
place
to
do
itThe
only
place
I
find
asks
for
an
e-mail
address
and
I
know
that's
not
it.



This
spell
check
program
is
driving
me
nutsI'm
going
to
look
for
the
place
to
disable
it.



My
book
group
read

Reading
Lolita

a
while
backI
finished
it
but
wasn't
as
interested
in
it
as
I
am
in
other
booksI
think
we've
been
buried
under
books
about
Iraq, Iran
and
Afghanistan
lately
and
I'm
a
bit
tired
of
themBut
SeniorNet
is
going
to
read
and
discuss

A
Thousand
Splendid
Suns

in
November
and
I
think
by
then
I'll
be
ready
for
another
Middle
East
novel.



My
partner, Gene, was
diagnosed
with
the
flu
this
morningI
just
brought
four
prescriptions
to
our
local
drug
storeHe
had
a
milder
version
a
few
months
ago, but
this
is
really
knocking
him
outNeither
one
of
us
got
any
sleep
last
night
because
of
his
coughingAnd
this
morning
I
started
to
coughWhen
is
spring
coming
so
we
can
stop
sharing
these
bugs?!



Have
a
good
weekendI
think
we're
going
to
have
rain
all
weekend.   -- Nancy


 


 




Hi
Nancy,




I
see
by
reading
some
of
the
postings
here
that
you
managed
to
add
Edie
as
your
friendHope
you
are
getting
around
the
board
better
nowI
haven't
been
on
much
lately.




I
think
I'm
going
to
put "Reading
Lolita" aside
for
nowI've
only
read
about
28
pages
and
though
I
like
it
I
just
haven't
had
time
to
really
get
into
itI
think
it
would
be
wise
at
this
time
to
pick
a
lighter
bookI
think
I'll
set
it
aside
for
summer
readingI
would
also
like
to
read "A
Thousand
Splendid
Suns" as
I
enjoyed "The
Kite
Runner" very
muchThe
movie "The
Kite
Runner" comes
out
on
DVD
next
Tuesday
and
I
can't
wait
to
see
it.



I hope Gene is doing better and that you haven't picked
up what he had.  Supposedly spring is due next week but you
can't prove it by the weather.  Today it's cold but there is a
warm up for a few days and then come Friday I may be shoveling
again.  That's the second day of spring.  Guess you can't
count on the calendar.



Off to a meeting tonight so I better get a few more
messages answered before I leave.  Take care.



Janese

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Yes, you
are
my
friend
and
I'm
so
glad.



I've
served
on
two
juries
and
was
excused
from
oneIn
that
one
the
defendant
was
a
19-year
old
boy
who
ran
over
a
bicyclistHe
looked
just
like
my
son, so
they
figured
I
couldn't
be
fair.



Then
eight
years
ago
I
served
on
a
murder
trialWow,
what
an
eye-opener
to
the
way
justice
is
runAfter
a
week
and
a
half, we
found
him
guiltyIt
was
a
tough
decision
because
the
defense
dragged
in
all
his
prison
pals
who
testified
that
he
told
them
he
never
did
anythingWell,
who
wouldn't
lie
for
a
prison
mateThe
thing
that
caused
us
to
find
him
guilty
was
a
very
reliable
detective
who
was
knowledgeable
in
interviewing
people
and
who
knew
how
to
read
body
languageTwice
the
defendant
told
him
he
wasn't
guilty
and
the
detective
knew
he
was
lyingFinally,
the
defendant
said
he
had
killed
the
woman, and
the
detective
said
he
could
tell
by
his
body
language
that
he
was
telling
the
truth.



I
can't
talk
about
this
trial
yet, but
when
it's
over, I'll
fill
you
inI
enjoy
being
on
a
jury - especially
now
that
I'm
retired. There
are
five
men
on
this
juryNone
of
them
have
spoken
about
their
marital
status, but
I'll
keep
you
in
mind.



Nancy




Hi, Nancy...........




I
have
been
on
several
juries
and
always
find
them
interestingThe
only
rough
thing
about
serving
here
in
Chicago
is
when
you
are
on
a
criminal
juryCriminal
court
is
in
a
pretty
bad
neighborhood
and
even
though
they
have
built
a
great
new
parking
lot
it
is
still
creepy
to
have
to
walk
to
your
car
if
it's
night
time, which
I
had
to
do
onceThe
one
criminal
case
I
was
on
was
a
drug
thing, and
I
didn't
believe
that
the
boy
was
guilty, but
never
experienced
the
kind
of
pressure
we
went
throughThe
judge
kept
saying
that
if
we
didn't
come
up
with
a
verdict
we
were
going
to
be
sequestered, which
was
ridiculous
considering
the
caseWe
were
told
that
so
often
by
the
bailiff
that
I
was
sure
the
judge
had
a
golf
game
the
next
dayYou
can't
imagine
the
hostility
that
comes
your
way
if
you
are
the
last
holdoutI
finally
agreed
to
guilty
on
a
technicality
that
was
brought
up, but
never
felt
right
sending
an
18yr
old
boy
to
prisonWe
were
not
present
at
the
sentencing.




Other
than
that, I've
done
mostly
product
liability
casesFunny,
ever
since
I've
retired
I've
not
been
calledIt
would
be
interesting
and
I
have
the
time
now, but
maybe
they
think
I've
done
my
bitSince
I
worked
in
downtown
Chicago, I
would
go
to
work
early, run
off
to
the
courthouse, back
to
work
at
lunch, and
then
to
work
when
we
were
released
for
the
dayMy
longest
trial
was
two
weeks, so
I
was
lucky
in
that
respect.




This
subject
is
so
off
topic, but
I
think
that
part
of
my
enjoyment
came
from
reading
all
the
John
Grisham
books
about
trials, and
then
actually
participating
in
themAnd
I
could
read
on
the
train
to
town
and
also
at
jury
duty
before
I
was
assigned
to
a
case.




Maggie

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Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese




Hi, Janese
and
everyone!




I
was
trying
to
catch
up
on
all
the
posts
here, and
I
guess
I'll
have
to
do
it
more
frequently, as
I
am
way
behindI
wish, when
I
read
a
post, that
I
could
easily
find
what
it
is
in
response
toIt's
hard
to
go
back
and
forth
between
posts
trying
to
figure
it
all
outI
don't
get
any
notification
that
a
new
post
has
been
put
on.




I
just
now
finished "No
Country
for
Old
Men", by
Cormac
McCarthyI
know
that
you
were
going
to
see
the
movie, and
wondered
what
you
thought
of
itThe
book
is
a
very
good
and
a
somewhat
quick
read, but
with
a
lot
of
deep
thought
in
itI
don't
know
how
they
convey
all
that
in
the
movieOf
course
I
kept
seeing
Tommy
Lee
Jones
while
I
read
it, and
the
guy
who
won
the
academy
award
for
his
role
in
the
filmI
guess
Brolin
played
Moss, but
I
had
no
preconceived
idea
of
what
he
looked
like.




I
finally
picked
up
a
book
by
James
Lee
Burke, "Heartwood", and
I
hope
it's
not
part
of
a
series
and
I
am
starting
in
the
middleIsn't
it
Spinner
that
always
recommends
him
as
an
author




I
also
have "In
Defense
of
Food" by
Michael
PollanThis
selection
stemmed
from
my
reading
of "Animal,
Vegetable, Miracle" by
Barbara
Kingsolver
and
I
want
to
see
how
it
may
compare.




It's
so
good
to
see
that
most
everyone
is
hereEdie,
Spinner
and
all
the
rest!  Hope you all get some photos posted.... not just of yourselfSpinner!  It's another great way to share our interests.




Maggie



 

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Yes, you
are
my
friend
and
I'm
so
glad.



I've
served
on
two
juries
and
was
excused
from
oneIn
that
one
the
defendant
was
a
19-year
old
boy
who
ran
over
a
bicyclistHe
looked
just
like
my
son, so
they
figured
I
couldn't
be
fair.



Then
eight
years
ago
I
served
on
a
murder
trialWow,
what
an
eye-opener
to
the
way
justice
is
runAfter
a
week
and
a
half, we
found
him
guiltyIt
was
a
tough
decision
because
the
defense
dragged
in
all
his
prison
pals
who
testified
that
he
told
them
he
never
did
anythingWell,
who
wouldn't
lie
for
a
prison
mateThe
thing
that
caused
us
to
find
him
guilty
was
a
very
reliable
detective
who
was
knowledgeable
in
interviewing
people
and
who
knew
how
to
read
body
languageTwice
the
defendant
told
him
he
wasn't
guilty
and
the
detective
knew
he
was
lyingFinally,
the
defendant
said
he
had
killed
the
woman, and
the
detective
said
he
could
tell
by
his
body
language
that
he
was
telling
the
truth.



I
can't
talk
about
this
trial
yet, but
when
it's
over, I'll
fill
you
inI
enjoy
being
on
a
jury - especially
now
that
I'm
retired. There
are
five
men
on
this
juryNone
of
them
have
spoken
about
their
marital
status, but
I'll
keep
you
in
mind.



Nancy





Nancy,






Well, thanks
for
thinking
of
me
on
the
jury
guys!   Of
course, even
if
someone
actually
IS
available, he
probably
lives
more
than
a
sort
distance
from
Boston! LOL






Having
the
empty
head
that
I
have, I
have
already
forgotten
what
book
you "saved" to
read
during
jury
breaks.






I'm
still
getting
some
good
ideas
from
Jack
Canfield's
book
on
self-esteem
and
focusing.






-Edie


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Nancy,







YesYou
ARE
my
friend
already!








I
do
envy
you
being
called
onto
jury
duty, but
my
day
has
to
come
soonI
have
heard
from
friends
who
have
served
on
juries
that
they
have
made
some
new
and
lasting
friends
that
way.









Say... if
you
happen
to
meet
a
fellow
juror
who
happens
to
be
a
single
guy
who
loves
dogs, would
you
give
him
my
nameLOL











On
my
ipod
I
am
listening to  Sue Miller's latest book The Senator's Wife.    This one '

s




a




keeper

.






 













-Edie












Yes, you
are
my
friend
and
I'm
so
glad.



I've
served
on
two
juries
and
was
excused
from
oneIn
that
one
the
defendant
was
a
19-year
old
boy
who
ran
over
a
bicyclistHe
looked
just
like
my
son, so
they
figured
I
couldn't
be
fair.



Then
eight
years
ago
I
served
on
a
murder
trialWow,
what
an
eye-opener
to
the
way
justice
is
runAfter
a
week
and
a
half, we
found
him
guiltyIt
was
a
tough
decision
because
the
defense
dragged
in
all
his
prison
pals
who
testified
that
he
told
them
he
never
did
anythingWell,
who
wouldn't
lie
for
a
prison
mateThe
thing
that
caused
us
to
find
him
guilty
was
a
very
reliable
detective
who
was
knowledgeable
in
interviewing
people
and
who
knew
how
to
read
body
languageTwice
the
defendant
told
him
he
wasn't
guilty
and
the
detective
knew
he
was
lyingFinally,
the
defendant
said
he
had
killed
the
woman, and
the
detective
said
he
could
tell
by
his
body
language
that
he
was
telling
the
truth.



I
can't
talk
about
this
trial
yet, but
when
it's
over, I'll
fill
you
inI
enjoy
being
on
a
jury - especially
now
that
I'm
retired. There
are
five
men
on
this
juryNone
of
them
have
spoken
about
their
marital
status, but
I'll
keep
you
in
mind.



Nancy

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Boy
am
I
scatterbrained!!  I
just
went
to
my
profile
and
looked
at
my
friendsEdie
is
already
there - that's
why
I
can't
invite
her
againDuh!!



Has
anyone
found
a
way
to
turn
off
this
spell
checker
programIt's
driving
me
crazy!!



Spinner, this
is
my
first
Patterson
bookSo
far
it's
moving
along
nicelyBut
I'm
not
a
mystery
fan, so
I
wouldn't
know
a
good
one
if
I
tripped
over
itI
just
wanted
something
to
read
while
I'm
waiting
in
the
jury
roomTurns
out, the
jurors
are
getting
quite
chummy
so
there's
no
time
for
readingBut
I'll
get
into
it
this
weekendOn
Monday
when
my
book
group
meets, I'll
get
the
April
book
selection
and
have
another
book
to
readI
just
need
to
be
reading
a
book
all
the
time.



Nancy


 





Nancy,







YesYou
ARE
my
friend
already!








I
do
envy
you
being
called
onto
jury
duty, but
my
day
has
to
come
soonI
have
heard
from
friends
who
have
served
on
juries
that
they
have
made
some
new
and
lasting
friends
that
way.









Say... if
you
happen
to
meet
a
fellow
juror
who
happens
to
be
a
single
guy
who
loves
dogs, would
you
give
him
my
nameLOL











On
my
ipod
I
am
listening to  Sue Miller's latest book The Senator's Wife.    This one '

s




a




keeper

.






 













-Edie










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When
I
get
to
Edie's
page, all
I
see
under
her
picture
is "Send
a
message".  There's
no
place
to
click "invite
friend".  I
am
so
technology
challenged
it's
amazing
I
got
to
the
site
at
allAnd
I
have
no
idea
how
I
managed
to
get "my
friends".



I'll
keep
lookingI'm
on
her
page
and
I
want
her
to
be
on
my
page.



Nancy



Boy
am
I
scatterbrained!!  I
just
went
to
my
profile
and
looked
at
my
friendsEdie
is
already
there - that's
why
I
can't
invite
her
againDuh!!



Has
anyone
found
a
way
to
turn
off
this
spell
checker
programIt's
driving
me
crazy!!



Spinner, this
is
my
first
Patterson
bookSo
far
it's
moving
along
nicelyBut
I'm
not
a
mystery
fan, so
I
wouldn't
know
a
good
one
if
I
tripped
over
itI
just
wanted
something
to
read
while
I'm
waiting
in
the
jury
roomTurns
out, the
jurors
are
getting
quite
chummy
so
there's
no
time
for
readingBut
I'll
get
into
it
this
weekendOn
Monday
when
my
book
group
meets, I'll
get
the
April
book
selection
and
have
another
book
to
readI
just
need
to
be
reading
a
book
all
the
time.



Nancy

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Hi
Nancy,




I
don't
have
time
right
now
to
write
much
as
we're
off
to
run
errands
but
for
now
I
just
wanted
to
tell
you
the
best
way
to
sign
Edie
up
as
your
friendClick
on
my
pictureThat
will
take
you
to
my
profile
pageOn
the
right
you
will
see
my
friendsClick
on
all
friendsFind
Edienow
and
click
on
her
pictureThis
will
take
you
to
her
profile
pageUnder
her
picture
should
be
invite
friendClick
on
it
and
go
from
thereYou
will
have
to
wait
for
her
to
accept
you
as
her
friend
though
I'm
sure
she
willHope
this
helps.




Janese



When
I
get
to
Edie's
page, all
I
see
under
her
picture
is "Send
a
message".  There's
no
place
to
click "invite
friend".  I
am
so
technology
challenged
it's
amazing
I
got
to
the
site
at
allAnd
I
have
no
idea
how
I
managed
to
get "my
friends".



I'll
keep
lookingI'm
on
her
page
and
I
want
her
to
be
on
my
page.



Nancy

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Edie, congratulations
on
finally
getting
onto
this
new
siteI'm
slowly
getting
used
to
itBut
now
I
don't
get
any
notices
about
posts
have
appeared
in
my
message
boardsI
guess
we
have
to
get
on
once
in
a
while
and
see
if
we
have
any
messages
to
the
right
of
our
name.



Spinner, I'm
using
Firefox
to
get
onto
the
new
AARP
site
and
I
haven't
had
any
problemsBut
my
computer
in
general
is
sometimes
not
very
reliable.



I've
been
called
to
serve
on
a
jury
and
have
been
at
court
Wednesday
and
todayWe're
adjourned
until
next
Wednesday
afternoonI
decided
to
read
a
quick, easy
book, so
I
took

3rd
Degree

by
James
Patterson, off
my
book
shelfVery
easy
to
read
and
quick
to
get
into
the
storyThat's
what
I
need
nowMy
brain
has
been
taxed
to
the
limit
trying
to
remember
the
rules
of
the
court
and
details
of
each
witness's
testimony.



My
f2f
book
group
is
meeting
MondayI
told
them
I
was
unable
to
come
because
I
was
serving
on
a
juryNow
that
we're
off
Monday, I've
decided
not
to
go
anywayI'm
very
tired
and
don't
look
forward
to
a
2-hour
ride
to
the
home
of
the
hostess
of
the
monthThey'll
tell
me
what
the
book
for
April
will
be
and
I'll
get
it
after
I
finish

3rd
Degree
.



OT: the
spell
check
on
this
message
board
is
weirdHas
anyone
found
thatIt
uses
the
color
yellow
to
show
me
the
questionable
words/phrases, but
when
I
right-click
on
it, the
drop
down
menu
only
appears
for
a
second
unless
I
hold
down
the
keyIt
also
suggests
that
I
capitalize
words
that
are
in
the
middle
of
the
sentenceGuess
it's
a
bug
to
be
worked
out.



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,


 




I'm
not
having
a
lot
of
trouble
with
the
site
now
and
I
really
like
Firefox
and
have
been
using
it
almost
since
it
came
out.




I
think
I've
only
read
one
or
two
of
Patterson's
books. I
just
never

go

t
started
on
him.




I
was
on  a
list
for
jury
duty
for
three
months
but
never
got
called. I
didn't
want
to
do
it
anyhow.


 




Happy
Reading...................Spinn
er


 


 

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