Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:55 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:55 am linkquote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:58 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:58 am linkquote
Re: Dog Legs
danny*h wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Yup. The most disturbing thing about it is that no one suggested it or encouraged me to do it - I just decided it was something I ought to do. Oh well. Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:24 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:24 am linkquote
Re: Dog Legs
Scutrbrau wrote:
danny*h wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Yup. The most disturbing thing about it is that no one suggested it or encouraged me to do it - I just decided it was something I ought to do. Oh well. Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
I didn't realize we were about to have story time...

*pulls up a chair*



so like... tell us about a.. 5. let's start there.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:27 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:27 am linkquote
Re: Dog Legs
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I told Bill ahead of time to have a Channel cut on that kilt but he wouldn't listen.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:58 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:58 am linkquote
Re: Dog Legs
TheO.Z. wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
danny*h wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Yup. The most disturbing thing about it is that no one suggested it or encouraged me to do it - I just decided it was something I ought to do. Oh well. Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
I didn't realize we were about to have story time...

*pulls up a chair*



so like... tell us about a.. 5. let's start there.
Nah. The next time we see each other you can buy me a beer or two and I'll spill my guts.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:13 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:13 am linkquote
So all this Iron Butt discussion - does anyone want to ride up to Maine? There are a whole bunch of states that need to change color on my map. I would love to rent a house and take a vacation up there . . . .
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:16 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:16 am linkquote
Scutrbrau wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
danny*h wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Yup. The most disturbing thing about it is that no one suggested it or encouraged me to do it - I just decided it was something I ought to do. Oh well. Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
I didn't realize we were about to have story time...

*pulls up a chair*



so like... tell us about a.. 5. let's start there.
Nah. The next time we see each other you can buy me a beer or two and I'll spill my guts.
Amerivespa?

You comin out to Cali any time soon?
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:27 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:27 am linkquote
GeorgiaGirl wrote:
So all this Iron Butt discussion - does anyone want to ride up to Maine? There are a whole bunch of states that need to change color on my map. I would love to rent a house and take a vacation up there . . . .
Any place really nice there has probably already been booked for this season, at least anything that's on the coast. Let me know if you need any suggestions.

I was going to do the New England 1000 ride when I was still living there. That'd put six states on your map.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:23 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:23 am linkquote
Re: knob
Bill Dog wrote:
What a cock. I didn't mention who supplied the scooter.

Such a dumbass.

Bill X
OK. It is bad to reference kissing a man and liking it and "cock" in successive posts. Just trying to be a pal here. Don't wan't your reputation sullied by speculation and innuendo..
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:58 am

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:58 am linkquote
Re: Dog Legs
Scutrbrau wrote:
danny*h wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Ivana Tinkle wrote:
Spotted a Dude cruising down the street in Walnut Creek sporting a kilt similar to the one Bill Dog wore in Texas. This guys kilt was shorter though, a mini kilt?

Disturbing memories surfaced...

Ahh good times

Xx

K
I had just a flashback of lying on my back to get the upskirt shot in Abilene. WTF was I thinking?
And you can't deny it. There were plenty of witnesses.
Yup. The most disturbing thing about it is that no one suggested it or encouraged me to do it - I just decided it was something I ought to do. Oh well. Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
This is kind of disturbing on its own:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Of the odd things I've done in my life, on a scale of 1 to 10 this probably registers about a 2 at most.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:13 pm

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:13 pm linkquote
Scutrbrau wrote:
Any place really nice there has probably already been booked for this season, at least anything that's on the coast. Let me know if you need any suggestions.

I was going to do the New England 1000 ride when I was still living there. That'd put six states on your map.
I don't necessarily want nice - I want secluded . And cheap.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:04 pm

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:04 pm linkquote
Re: Dogs of War
Bill Dog wrote:
I was chatting to Rick a couple of days ago about an Ironbutt and the idea of doing our respective rides on the same day but in different countries sounded interesting.

My idea is to start at either Calais or Dunkirk and ride to either Geneva,Hamburg or Berlin then back.

I thought about doing it in the UK and trying to meet as many MV'ers as possible but to get people in certain places at certain times could be a nightmare.

Bill X
That would be great. And all the other riders that have been toying with the IronButt launching at the same time from all different locations. Be cool to see everyones gas-up / check-ins it could be another event to track on MV.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:29 pm

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:29 pm linkquote
GeorgiaGirl wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
Any place really nice there has probably already been booked for this season, at least anything that's on the coast. Let me know if you need any suggestions.

I was going to do the New England 1000 ride when I was still living there. That'd put six states on your map.
I don't necessarily want nice - I want secluded . And cheap.
It would be hard to find cheap during the summer if it's near the coast. If you go inland you can get some great deals. And seclusion.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:31 pm

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:31 pm linkquote
Re: Dogs of War
trirol1 wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
I was chatting to Rick a couple of days ago about an Ironbutt and the idea of doing our respective rides on the same day but in different countries sounded interesting.

My idea is to start at either Calais or Dunkirk and ride to either Geneva,Hamburg or Berlin then back.

I thought about doing it in the UK and trying to meet as many MV'ers as possible but to get people in certain places at certain times could be a nightmare.

Bill X
That would be great. And all the other riders that have been toying with the IronButt launching at the same time from all different locations. Be cool to see everyones gas-up / check-ins it could be another event to track on MV.
That's what we were thinking. Given the differences in time zones it would be hard to have everyone leave simultaneously but it would still be a blast to see a number of people out on the road at the same time.
Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:08 pm

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Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:08 pm linkquote
GeorgiaGirl wrote:
So all this Iron Butt discussion - does anyone want to ride up to Maine? There are a whole bunch of states that need to change color on my map. I would love to rent a house and take a vacation up there . . . .
Not this year, maybe in the future but first I'd have to get back to your area from Houston or Breckenridge.

See you at Amerivespa?
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Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:47 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:47 pm linkquote
I hate to revive this thread with sad news, but for those of you who haven't read it elsewhere I want to pass along word that Stacey (Spiff) lost his fight with cancer over the weekend.

From a post on the Cannonball forum:

"I am sad to say that one of the riders in the 2012 run passed away this past Saturday. Spiff717 Sergeant Major Stacey Lee Stapleton finally lost his battle with cancer. He said right to the end that Riding the Cannonball set him free and cast out all his demons and was a life changer for him and his lovely wife Maria (ChillP) who rode with him. They were sponsored by the Burgman USA forum and many others who were compelled by his story and struggles. He was a 24 year veteran of the Army's Special Forces and a true Stand Up Guy. He will be missed but never forgotten."


And Stacey wrote the following on the Burgman forum following the Cannonball:

"Saying that I saw the country I served is an understatement. The reason I saw it was because of the people in this country. Without all of you, this would have never happened. Before, every thing I ever saw in my life always took me back to a place that it reminded me of. A rock face, Somalia or Afghanistan. A bottle on the road would be Honduras or Bosnia. You do so much in the name of freedom that it is actually the work of freedoms memories that confine you to just remember that moment, no matter what you are seeing.

Till now. Now sand beneath my boots will remind me of AZ, NM or California. A rock face won't take me back to a fire fight, it will take me to Box Canyon. This ride and all of you as you followed us have hit CTRL-ALT-DEL on my soul and rebooted my heart and mind to be present in my country, in my home and in my life.

And before I tear up again, everyone's comments and excitement was the best part of it all. I have never felt so loved. And I wore the very boots, that I have been deployed in for the last many years. The same soles on them have landed on nefarious ground. And those same soles, brought me home and across the land of my home."


I regret that I didn't take the time to get to know Stacey and Maria better during the ride, but I have two very nice memories - Maria draped over her bike for glamor shots in the parking lot of the Thunderbird Inn and seeing her and Stacey roll in together at the finish line. I love knowing that the ride affected them so deeply. What a beautiful, final journey they had together.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:52 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:52 pm linkquote
I honor the warrior. Sleep well.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:03 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:03 pm linkquote
Scutrbrau wrote:
I hate to revive this thread with sad news, but for those of you who haven't read it elsewhere I want to pass along word that Stacey (Spiff) lost his fight with cancer over the weekend.

From a post on the Cannonball forum:

"I am sad to say that one of the riders in the 2012 run passed away this past Saturday. Spiff717 Sergeant Major Stacey Lee Stapleton finally lost his battle with cancer. He said right to the end that Riding the Cannonball set him free and cast out all his demons and was a life changer for him and his lovely wife Maria (ChillP) who rode with him. They were sponsored by the Burgman USA forum and many others who were compelled by his story and struggles. He was a 24 year veteran of the Army's Special Forces and a true Stand Up Guy. He will be missed but never forgotten."


And Stacey wrote the following on the Burgman forum following the Cannonball:

"Saying that I saw the country I served is an understatement. The reason I saw it was because of the people in this country. Without all of you, this would have never happened. Before, every thing I ever saw in my life always took me back to a place that it reminded me of. A rock face, Somalia or Afghanistan. A bottle on the road would be Honduras or Bosnia. You do so much in the name of freedom that it is actually the work of freedoms memories that confine you to just remember that moment, no matter what you are seeing.

Till now. Now sand beneath my boots will remind me of AZ, NM or California. A rock face won't take me back to a fire fight, it will take me to Box Canyon. This ride and all of you as you followed us have hit CTRL-ALT-DEL on my soul and rebooted my heart and mind to be present in my country, in my home and in my life.

And before I tear up again, everyone's comments and excitement was the best part of it all. I have never felt so loved. And I wore the very boots, that I have been deployed in for the last many years. The same soles on them have landed on nefarious ground. And those same soles, brought me home and across the land of my home."


I regret that I didn't take the time to get to know Stacey and Maria better during the ride, but I have two very nice memories - Maria draped over her bike for glamor shots in the parking lot of the Thunderbird Inn and seeing her and Stacey roll in together at the finish line. I love knowing that the ride affected them so deeply. What a beautiful, final journey they had together.
I didn't know him and didn't do Cannonball, but I'm so glad he had the opportunity to do something that made such a difference in his life at such a late hour. God bless him and his family.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:06 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:06 pm linkquote
Thank you for sharing the unfortunate news, Rick. This is sad news. Stacy was a neat guy and I too was touched watching him cross the finish line with his wife. It was a good ride, but not long enough. Rest in peace, Major.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:09 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:09 pm linkquote
Wow. Just wow.

I remember my conversations with him and his wife, both in the parking lot at the Vespa dealer in SAV, and in the parking lot of the Thunderbird. He was very enthusiastic, excited, and anxious. I remember wishing him a good ride.

Had no idea the challenges he had faced.

I guess we never do know, do we...

My heart goes out to him and his wife.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:29 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:29 pm linkquote
Sorry to hear this! I remember reading his introduction on the Cannonball forum and was amazed at his resiliency.

What an inspiring passage to read. Thanks for sharing that, Rick!
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:14 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:14 pm linkquote
That's very sad.
Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:29 pm

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Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:29 pm linkquote
empty
oh crap. what a sad loss.

i was emailing him just last month.

i'm going to miss you stacy and it was a humbling experience to spend time in your company.

bill x
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 am linkquote
Stacey was a fantastic guy. And despite all his pain on the ride he and Maria always had a smile for you..
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:35 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:35 am linkquote
I didn't know the back story until now. What a courageous person. Glad he was able to do the cannonball and glad I got the chance to meet him. RIP.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:41 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:41 am linkquote
It was a pleasure to take your portrait, Sergeant Major.





edited for larger render

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:05 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:05 am linkquote
For those that have not completed a Cannonball Run the focus seems to be solely on a competition where there is only one winner or only one winner per division. The fact of the matter is that are many winners. Some individuals set up personal challenges for themselves such as riding thousands of miles in a few days on 50 cc scooters. Some riders overcome their fear of failure because they are not sure they are ready for something as challenging as the Cannonball. For some just overcoming the finical hardship in order to participate in the Cannonball is a win. Most participates of the Cannonball finish with a profound sense of accomplishment regardless of where they finished in the lineup.

Make no mistake, Stacy is a winner. It is somewhat humbling that he thought enough of our little event that he would chose to participate when he knew his days were growing short. He could have stayed home and been comfortable, or seen the country as a passenger in an air-conditioned car. In the end he chose to take on another personal challenge and he finished it.

I raise my glass and offer this toast: "To Stacy, a man who served the Nation with honor and distinction. A man who continued to do what he loved right up to end." May we all learn from a life well lived.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:18 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:18 am linkquote
class act
That's the guy, right there.

What a sad loss.

Bill XXX
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:36 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:36 am linkquote
wow ---- may he rest in peace.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:17 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:17 am linkquote
minor
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:28 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:28 am linkquote
Re: minor
Bill Dog wrote:
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
Considering the state it was in I don't find that bit of news trivial at all.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:33 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:33 am linkquote
Re: minor
Scutrbrau wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
Considering the state it was in I don't find that bit of news trivial at all.
Agreed - having seen the before keeping two functioning hands and 10 functioning fingers counts as a bravo for you my friend.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 am

Ossessionato
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:31 am linkquote
Re: minor
Bill Dog wrote:
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
You are definitely a "carrier" mate.

Oh yea, and Oz thanks for the picture of Stacey. Someone is asking for it on the "alumni" page also.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:42 am linkquote
Re: minor
Firstly loved your words in the post above Maroy. Well said.
Bill Dog wrote:
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
And now to you. So are you? I need to know. We did share alligator at the bar after all.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 am

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 11:59 am linkquote
Re: minor
lostboater wrote:
Bill Dog wrote:
on a minor point and i'm in two minds to post this because it's so trivial but i saw the doctor today and the hand is all fine and dandy.

many swabs taken just to see if i'm a carrier.

bill xx
You are definitely a "carrier" mate.

Oh yea, and Oz thanks for the picture of Stacey. Someone is asking for it on the "alumni" page also.
Yeah a few people actually contacted me privately for that picture to be posted.

Feel free to post that image on the alumni forum as well.
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:01 pm

eeee-bip
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:01 pm linkquote
outbreak
I'll know if I get a phone call from my Doctor in the next couple of weeks if I am a carrier.

Knowing my luck it will be an Aircraft Carrier.

Bill X
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:06 pm

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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:06 pm linkquote
Stacey
You can sign the guest book for Stacey here. http://www.wagesandsons.com/_mgxroot/page_10780.php?task=Current&listing=All
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 pm

eeee-bip
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:23 pm linkquote
bless him
signed.

bill x
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:27 pm

Sir Frets-A-Lot
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:27 pm linkquote
edited - the email address has been sent to me, thank you.

Last edited by TheO.Z. on Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:47 pm; edited 1 time in total
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:45 pm

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Location: Austin, Texas
 
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Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:45 pm linkquote
TheO.Z. wrote:
If anyone has Maria's email address specifically, please PM me. I have Stacey's but I"m unfamiliar if they were householding that email address or not.
PM sent

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