What is it?

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential

The thing in the image to the left has me down and out.  I'm incredibly unhappy to be playing host to this beautiful ball shown to the left.

He's awfully pretty, and very symmetrical. 

He showed up uninvited, in fact I hadn't even noticed when he arrived.  Suddenly, there he was

I gave it a day or so to hang around... I was hospitable, and inviting.  But there comes a time when all guests (just like fish) begin to stink.

I want him to leave... I've asked him nicely...

I've served him an eviction notice, but he's not going willingly.

So, I'm bringing in the big guns.  I won't tolerate being abused.  Lookout, I'm comin, and you're goin'.

Watch out for him, 'cause when he's done with me, I think he's coming for you!

 

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois

   

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Elizabeth Arduain
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Great Balls of fire Alan..............hope you get rid of it soon!

Nov 09, 2010 06:07 PM #9
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I've managed to escape illness this fall..at least to this point.  Let's face it, as soon as I hit submit comment, I've doomed myself to get something.  Here goes nothing.

Nov 09, 2010 06:15 PM #10
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Alan May
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Susan - I'm doin my best.

Charles - I think they do, along with molds.

Peggy - humour??  did that sneak through?

Elizabeth - no... fortunately, that was NOT one of the symptoms!  (phew)

Chris Ann - I apologize in advance... we all know these viruses can be electronically transmitted.  Does it help at all that I was using protection while I typed it?

Nov 09, 2010 06:45 PM #11
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Deborah "Dee Dee" Garvin
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Alan,  Under the weather and still full of "p and V"!!!  "Using protection when I typed it indeed!!!  Hope health returns post haste!!

Nov 09, 2010 07:08 PM #12
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Lisa Orme
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Feel better soon!  We wouldn't want that nasty bug to take the edge off your P & V (we always said spit and vinegar, it was much nicer, I was told, but who am I to say?)

Nov 09, 2010 08:10 PM #13
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Larry Story
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Alan, 

feel better soon.  Now just don't be passing any virus over in the Rain.

Nov 09, 2010 08:44 PM #14
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Alan May
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Deborah - seeing your face, and feeling better already.

Lisa - I don't know.. spit and vinegar sounds pretty gross.

Larry - didja miss the part about the protection??

 

Nov 09, 2010 09:02 PM #15
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Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
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Get better soon!  I was sick for a few days..I feel your pain :)  Hang in there!

Nov 09, 2010 09:13 PM #16
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Alan May
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Elizabeth - I'm hoping to be back tomorrow...

Nov 09, 2010 09:16 PM #17
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Stephen Sainte-Martin
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Alan:

I visited the pharmacy the other week and right beside me was a little old lady looking at the vast array of cold remedies and sundry throat lozenges.  I knew she was looking for something, so I asked could I help.  She said that she was looking for Fisherman's Friend.  I told her I'd help her look, and to to my surprise there is was, right near the NyQuil in a tin canister similar to the box that the English candy, Altoids are packaged in. There were only two.  I gave her one and she admonished me to get the other.  I did, I said to myself what the heck, maybe she know something I don't.  When I took a lozenge, it was brown, had eucalyptus and licorice as base ingredients, and it worked wonders for my cough, nasal congestion and other cold related symptoms.  Alan, take it from a little old lady, Fisherman's Friend.

Stephen

Nov 09, 2010 11:44 PM #18
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Barbara Todaro
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Alan....that looks like a crocheted hat with a view from above.....it does look like a crochet stitch and pattern.

Nov 10, 2010 04:32 AM #19
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Alan May
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Stephen - I'll have to look that up.

Barbara - it does look a little like a crocheted cap. Ain't nature silly?

Nov 10, 2010 08:34 AM #20
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Am I close? and I'm sorry you aren't feeling well, perhaps you need to be more careful about who you let in the front door?

Nov 10, 2010 10:57 PM #21
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Alan May
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Karen - yeah.. that's the guy!  that's the guy!!  And I think he took my toothbrush with him, when he left!

Nov 11, 2010 08:02 AM #22
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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup chopped onionChicken Noodle Soup

1 cup chopped celery

58 ounces canned chicken broth

14.5 ounce can vegetable broth

1 pound chopped cooked chicken breast

3 cups egg noodles

2 cups sliced carrots

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Saute onion and celery in butter until  tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add all other ingredients. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer 25 minutes.  Guaranteed to cure what ails you!

Nov 11, 2010 06:10 PM #23
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Alan May
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Pat - nice.

Nov 11, 2010 06:56 PM #24
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Brian - 'tis the season ?

Nov 11, 2010 08:16 PM #26
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My feeble attempt at a little humor, you make it look so easy, good luck with flu season

Nov 11, 2010 08:50 PM #27
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I can't download this picture to my computer and get sick, can I?  My virus protection software is out of date.

Nov 12, 2010 01:18 AM #28
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Alan May
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Brian - not so feeble.

Alex - normally, I'd say you could, but I was wearing protection when I uploaded the photo... so I think you're safe.

Nov 12, 2010 08:49 AM #29
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