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  1. So Tucker's birthday party with photos...

    by , 08-28-2010 at 09:28 PM
    I should point out I stressed out about this. I really did. But it went well. I wasn't overwhelmed. No visits to the ER. No drunkenness.

    Theme: "Star Wars". Tucker disqualified as a service dog because he piddled when he saw Darth Vader. So we wanted to celebrate the fact that he's ours because of Anakin... (and side note the school tests the dogs to see how they'd react in any situation, hence Vader).


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  2. A huge party... because of a little dog...

    by , 08-28-2010 at 05:58 AM
    Today's Tucker's birthday party. I am hobbling along at a slower pace due to an almost broken big toe (long story but if I hadn't been a CNA and a nursing student I probably would've went to the ER.). I am boiling eggs for deviled eggs and dipping strawberries in chocolate currently. So far 40 people RSVPed between "yes!" and "Most likely!". Three panic attacks so far (once again how I'm a freak: a 400lb dementia patient can come at me full run, I don't care. 40 people at my ...
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  3. Good bye to Illinois

    by , 08-28-2010 at 05:56 AM
    In a very short time I will be saying goodbye to Illinois. I am just leaving the state for a week. Nearby Wisconsin has a really nice hotel room with our name on it.

    I enjoy the drive. There are the usual things to look at. Cars, and grass, and farm houses, and signs, and those great big (what are they? water towers, with town names on them), and then there's always a lot of cows and horses, and of course more signs. Add this is with all the tolls that we have to pay, and it's ...
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  4. Ocean Park; Discovery Kingdom; Biltmore House; Illinois State Fair; Song of the South

    by , 08-27-2010 at 09:02 PM



    There are quite a few amusement parks around the world that weren't built by the House of Disney. One of those parks is Ocean Park in Hong Kong. TDLFAN reports that although Ocean Park wasn't built by Disney, they are working hard to improve the park after Hong Kong Disneyland upped the ante five years ago.

    Another non-Disney company that is in the amusement ...

    Updated 08-29-2010 at 08:11 AM by Weekend Update

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  5. In The Parks - Disney Construction, Universal Mazes, Knott's Preserves Ghost Town

    by , 08-26-2010 at 09:18 PM


    Vavoom the In The Parks blog is back like a rocket from a week long survey of Southern California's top parks and attractions. And it's another good one folks! The end of Summer means a big increase in construction at nearly all of the local parks. Halloween continues to stagger slowly into the parks but crowds were lite this week nearly everywhere. So, let's
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    Updated 08-27-2010 at 09:37 AM by In the Parks

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