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EastEnd Susan

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  1. I called them and updated a couple of weeks ago. Also payed my 99 dollars for the book. Hope its better than the last one. Go Mustangs!
  2. That sounds GOOD! I'm cooking that for supper tonight!
  3. Quick.. get out the Vienna sausage, shoestring potatoes and bottled water!
  4. Has anyone downloaded the 2008 storm tracker from Harris county flood control district? Very nice. It even has history on older storms.
  5. I voted love it. It brings back fun memories of going to the top and having one of those plastic molds of the building made. In high school my friends and I would go up to the top at night time and oooh and aaah over the view. It will always be the Humble building to me.
  6. I was down there every holloween night from 1983 to 86. There was one guy whos costume was hillarious. He had put his "junk" in one of those blue and gold Crown Royal bags, pulled the drawstring tight and ..well...that was it.
  7. I agree totally with TexasVines. Throw a wool rug over it and get out there and enjoy life. Be happy you can afford a house payment like that in the first place.
  8. EastEnd Susan

    Kindle

    If I got one of these I would have no more books to sell to Half Price Books to get more books. And so on and so on.
  9. Anyone remember The Texan drive in? It was located a little north of the Princes on Wayside and across the street. Very close to the bayou. Its parking tents were orange. It closed a few years before Princes changed names.
  10. I think the red top is still on 2351 in Friendswood as well as its cousin the red cap in Santa Fe
  11. Wow, can't count the number of times I sat in the Nena E. Stanaker library doing book reports in the 60's and 70's. Great memories.
  12. I'm still learning. So much to do. I still can't figure our how to rope off a section and FILL it with color. Well, back to the tutorials.
  13. I downloaded Gimp and its just what I was looking for. Thank you so much.
  14. On XP I could just right click a photo and a bar with colors and paint brush would pop up no such luck on Vista. I want to upload a pic of my house and change the exterior colors to see what looks best. Any help would be appreciated. I tried paint . net but it will only let me scan a photo into it not just insert one from my picture folders.
  15. To: ex-Houstonians, present Houstonians, and future Houstonians or those who know a Houstonian: We're about to enter the peak of the hurricane season, which starts June 1 and ends November 30. Any day now, you're going to turn on the TV and see a weather person pointing to some radar blob out in the Gulf of Mexico and making two basic meteorological points: (1) There is no need to panic. (2) We could all be killed. Yes, hurricane season is an exciting time to be in Houston. If you're new to the area, you're probably wondering what you need to do to prepare for the possibility that we'll get hit by 'the big one. '' Based on our experiences, we recommend that you follow this simple three-step hurricane preparedness plan: STEP 1. Buy enough food and bottled water to last your family for at least three days. STEP 2. Put these supplies into your car. STEP 3. Drive to Nebraska and remain there until Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, statistics show that most people will not follow this sensible plan. Most people will foolishly stay here in Houston. We'll start with one of the most important hurricane preparedness items: HOMEOWNERS' INSURANCE: If you own a home, you must have hurricane insurance. Fortunately, this insurance is cheap and easy to get, as long as your home meets two basic requirements: (1) It is reasonably well-built, and (2) It is located in Nebraska. Unfortunately, if your home is located in Houston, or any other area that might actually be hit by a hurricane, most insurance companies would prefer not to sell you hurricane insurance, because then they might be required to pay YOU money, and that is certainly not why they got into the insurance business in the first place. So you'll have to scrounge around for an insurance company, which will charge you an annual premium roughly equal to the replacement value of your house. at any moment, this company can drop you like used dental floss. Since Hurricane Alicia, I have had an estimated 27 different home-insurance companies. This week, I'm covered by the Bob and Big Stan Insurance Company, under a policy which states that, in addition to my premium, Bob and Big Stan are entitled, on demand, to my kidneys. SHUTTERS: Your house should have hurricane shutters on all the windows, all the doors, and -- if it's a major hurricane -- all the toilets. There are several types of shutters, with advantages and disadvantages: Plywood shutters: The advantage is that, because you make them yourself, they're cheap. The disadvantage is that, because you make them yourself, they will fall off. Sheet-metal shutters: The advantage is that these work well, once you get them all up. The disadvantage is that once you get them all up, your hands will be useless bleeding stumps, and it will be December. Roll-down shutters: The advantages are that they're very easy to use, and will definitely protect your house. The disadvantage is that you will have to sell your house to pay for them. 'Hurricane-proof'' windows: These are the newest wrinkle in hurricane protection: They look like ordinary windows, but they can withstand hurricane winds! You can be sure of this, because the salesman says so. He lives in Nebraska. 'Hurricane Proofing Your Property: As the hurricane approaches, check your yard for movable objects like barbecue grills, planters, patio furniture, visiting relatives, etc. ; you should, as a precaution, throw these items into your swimming pool (if you don't have a swimming pool, you should have one built immediately). Otherwise, the hurricane winds will turn these objects into deadly missiles. EVACUATION ROUTE: If you live in a low-lying area, you should have an evacuation route planned out. (To determine whether you live in a low-lying area, look at your driver's license; if it says 'Houston' you live in a low-lying area. ) The purpose of having an evacuation route is to avoid being trapped in your home when a major storm hits. Instead, you will be trapped in a gigantic traffic jam several miles from your home, along with two hundred thousand other evacuees. So, as a bonus, you will not be lonely. HURRICANE SUPPLIES: If you don't evacuate, you will need a mess of supplies. Do not buy them now! Houston tradition requires that you wait until the last possible minute, then go to the supermarket and get into vicious fights with strangers over who gets the last can of SPAM. In addition to food and water, you will need the following supplies: 23 flashlights. At least $167 worth of batteries that turn out, when the power goes out, to be the wrong size for the flashlights. Bleach. (No, I don't know what the bleach is for. NOBODY knows what the bleach is for. But it's traditional, so GET some!) A 55-gallon drum of underarm deodorant. A big knife that you can strap to your leg. (This will be useless in a hurricane, but it looks cool. A large quantity of raw chicken, to placate the alligators. (Ask anybody who went through Alicia; after the hurricane, there WILL be irate alligators. $35,000 in cash or diamonds so that, after the hurricane passes, you can buy a generator from a man with no discernible teeth. Of course these are just basic precautions. As the hurricane draws near, it is vitally important that you keep abreast of the situation by turning on your television and watching TV reporters in rain slickers stand right next to the ocean and tell you over and over how vitally important it is for everybody to stay away from the ocean. Good luck and remember: It's great living in paradise! Those of you who aren't here yet, you should come. Really!
  16. If you can locate Jim Nelson, hes your guy! I've gotten 7 tats all from Jim. His lines are VERY clean and his eye for color unmatchable. I first found him at Shaws, and later at Sacred Heart. Maybe they know where he can be found. If you can't find him then your best bet is Lil Larry Shaw. Hes great too. At Shaws of course.. and the place is very clean.
  17. If you go to windows live local you can do a birdseye view of the corner of gulf frwy and Cullen and see the foundation of the old princes right on the corner across from Fingers furniture.
  18. 2 hours til luchtime. Vertigo, You are evil!
  19. Now you've got me craving the shrimp basket with the fries and Texas toast and of course the strawberry malt! We always went to the one on Wayside just blocks from my house. I believe the building is still there but its not an eating place anymore. After it was Princes it was renamed Stephens but still had the same menu. My brother and I ate under the striped canopy for the last time in 1997. Even though the name had changed it was still like being at our childhood Princes.
  20. I thought the Old 982 Locomotive had been set up outside Minute Maid Park.
  21. I remember the little devil guy too. I also remember it being where the record shop was. I think it was Hastings Records.
  22. I agree totally. Prince lost me when he got to Sign of the times and Parade. Prince For You was okay too but I must say my one of my favorite songs by him was International Lover. Please bring your lips your arms your hips into the up and locked position for landing. lol.
  23. My favorites are Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, ELO El Dorado, and forgive me... Prince 1999 and Controversy.
  24. Every year mom took me to Sakowitz to buy my new school clothes and shoes. We usually went to the one in Gulfgate or if we wanted to eat at Coney Island we went to the one downtown. This would have been the years of 1962-1970. After that I chose Foleys for my bell bottoms. At Sakowitz in Gulfgate the woman that worked in the little girls dept. was named Mrs Tyre. And Mrs Cox was the woman in the boys dept. I miss the old stores like Sakowitz, Battlesteins, Joskes and now Foleys.
  25. First job was at Foleys in Almeda Mall. 1975. There was a woman who worked there that would shave her eyebrows off and paint big black eyebrows on with an eyebrow pencil. Scary.
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