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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!

    http://time.com/74703/net-neutrality...ers-advocates/
    Very sad indeed.

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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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    Record Basejump off the Burj Khalifa in Dubai - thrilling!


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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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    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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    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!

    I used to live in a building where the mail was always delivered first thing in the morning. Oh, I miss those days.
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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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    It's a shame that their time is short lived!
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    https://screen.yahoo.com/so-cute/hor...080704765.html

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    That was really cute!
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    Yes, so sweet. Some animals can really connect. It's so amazing.

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    I'm definitely not one for cliche internet cat videos ... but this one really kinda got me.

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    Seriously cute. It's so deliberately affectionate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rynegne View Post
    I see the Sear's Tower every morning on my way to work
    Heh... Will people *ever* refer to it by "Willis Tower", since it was renamed in 2009, or will it forever be the "Sears Tower"? :-)

    I remember visiting Chicago a few years back and they still had the Sears logo on it... Had dinner there at the Metropolitan Club. 67th floor. Awesome views.

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    Finally got my big doggy (Caucasian Ovcharka) to agree to go rides in the car with me. He's so smart he thinks that the car = trip to the doctor !

    Therefore, for more than 4 years, the doctor has been paying us house visits for yearly shots etc, just because he doesn't like to get inside the car.

    Also, all our daily trips/adventures consisted of just being "on foot".... until now

    Big accomplishment ! I'm so happy we got over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdwctdwc View Post
    Finally got my big doggy (Caucasian Ovcharka) to agree to go rides in the car with me. He's so smart he thinks that the car = trip to the doctor !

    Therefore, for more than 4 years, the doctor has been paying us house visits for yearly shots etc, just because he doesn't like to get inside the car.

    Also, all our daily trips/adventures consisted of just being "on foot".... until now

    Big accomplishment ! I'm so happy we got over it.

    LOOOOOL.
    reminds me of this vine lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by vinramani09 View Post
    LOOOOOL.
    reminds me of this vine lol
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v...type=3&theater
    Hehe, good one
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    Another garden report from the middle of the US. This is our cherry (pie) tree. We lost the center portion of it in an ice storm. Now it looks pretty pathetic. The white flowers still sparkle, though. I have to fight the grackles for the ripe fruit.
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