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    Cool - sounds like a lot of fun

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    Wow, Hednic. That sounds wonderful!



    Here come the daffodils!
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    I hope you don't mind a gratuitous "cat shot". I can't believe my iPad worked so well this close!

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    After the joyous experience of selling my house in NY, moving across the country, renting a house until the one I bought was ready then moving again...the only place I want to go is back to NYC for my granddaughters birthday. No matter where I go NY will always be home.


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    Any interesting and exciting summer travel plans in store for anyone?
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    That is exceedingly cool....I am sure everyone will have an unbelievable experience...enjoy.


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    In June/July, I'll be in Brazil for 2 World Cup matches with my two sons (really excited) and then later in the beginning of August an 8 day European cruise on the Adriatic (Greece, Montenegro, Croatia and Italy) with my wife.
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    Any animal shot is welcome..gratuitous or not...that is a nice looking cat.



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    I am not a big cat lover, but how could one not fall in love with that creature above! Beautiful photo.
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    Thanks, MrNY & Hednic, she really is a special little cat. She loves to climb up trees and run around on our flat roof. :-)
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    Record Basejump off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - thrilling!

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    Very cool hednic!

    Well, say goodbye to the internet as we know it. It's been fun while it lasted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveHippo View Post
    Very cool hednic!

    Well, say goodbye to the internet as we know it. It's been fun while it lasted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Record Basejump off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - thrilling!


    Super cool and scary! How do they do it?
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    Wow, how awesome. How beautiful is Dubai? Jeeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Super cool and scary! How do they do it?
    Don't know, but not even for all the fragrances in the world would I get up there and do what they did!
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    Wow… flippin nutcases….

    I saw that a couple of them had grounded themselves forever fairly recently. Apparently missed a deeper turning. What a sacrifice for a thrill. I'm not prepared to be a danger mouse. I like my terra firma and my children are too precious to me to risk anything.
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    Their suits have built in wings like those flying squirrels.
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    took this photo just now

    View of the burj from my in laws place

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    Hey, nice view! That's one tall structure!
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    I see the Sear's Tower every morning on my way to work, from about 20 miles away...always impressive seeing such large man-made structures. Still can't believe this tower is about 1000ft higher than the Sears. Dubai looks like a gorgeous city.

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    took this photo just now

    View of the burj from my in laws place

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    I wouldn't mind looking out my window to that view every day!
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    This was my old view when I was living downtown in the South Loop. I miss that and nothing much else about living downtown...I used this photo for a work blog I wrote about photographing skylines. Definitely the best photo I've taken...Chicago looks like Gothem City!

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    As if the Sears (Willis) Tower weren't scary enough, they've apparently added the "sky deck" to frighten the poop out of you.

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    Still haven't done this yet, although, I did go visit the Sky Deck as a kid. Pretty cool experience, but not worth the 2 hour wait in line. If you're ever Chicago on a nice summer day...skip the Sky Deck and do an architectural tour of the city by kayak!

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    My husband and I went up in the 1980's (I think it was) but this was evidently added recently. It was scary enough then. I couldn't go close to the windows, which were dirty, BTW but that was ok, if they had been crystal clear, it probably would have been even creepier. As soon as I got up there I wanted to turn around and go back down. I don't know how people work in offices up there. It would be too weird. The building sways. The elevator takes a long time and your ears pop. It's not normal!
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    Haha, very true your ears do pop on the way up. It's crazy to think that people work that high up in offices. I'm not sure how I would feel about the swaying of the building...even though that's what it's designed to do. That would definitely freak me out. I was fine when I went up on a field trip back in the early 90s...but now I'm afraid of heights...mostly instability and heights really. I don't mind being high up in an enclosed space or on a plane...but put me on a shaky ladder or near a cliff's edge and I'll start sweating profusely haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    My husband and I went up in the 1980's (I think it was) but this was evidently added recently. It was scary enough then. I couldn't go close to the windows, which were dirty, BTW but that was ok, if they had been crystal clear, it probably would have been even creepier. As soon as I got up there I wanted to turn around and go back down. I don't know how people work in offices up there. It would be too weird. The building sways. The elevator takes a long time and your ears pop. It's not normal!
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    Off topic: I need to rant.

    I can't hate my mail carrier. In fact, I shouldn't even complain. My mail carrier is a really nice person. She's always friendly and chatty. And she's so good at her job that when a friend sent me a package and got my address totally wrong, she (the mail carrier) recognized my name and got the package to me. The address had been for a previous street address before I moved - but even that was wrong, because it had the wrong apartment number. The only thing my friend got right was my name, city and zip code. And yet, the mail carrier delivered it. Really, I can't complain.

    But, come on!!! Why does my building have to be last on the mail carrier's route?!? I've got goodies in the mail today and my package tracker app shows they're out for delivery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post


    As if the Sears (Willis) Tower weren't scary enough, they've apparently added the "sky deck" to frighten the poop out of you.

    This looks awesome! Definitely on my to-do list now...

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    If you come to town...let me know. We'll do a mini-meet up and do some fragrance hunting on Michigan Avenue!

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    This looks awesome! Definitely on my to-do list now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    If you come to town...let me know. We'll do a mini-meet up and do some fragrance hunting on Michigan Avenue!
    I travel a lot, Ryan, so I'm bound to get back to Chicago at some point. I haven't been there for probably a year and a half, or so ... but I'll definitely let you know!

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