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    Off-Topic Thursday!

    Hopefully for many of you, it's your Friday! I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a four day weekend and I'm so ready for it! It looks like we may even get over 60 the next few days

    Since Angie and 2015 won't have their questions up til tomorrow, I'll do my public service and help provide myself and others something to distract us from all the things we should probably get done today.

    So since I'm in full-on home-buying mode, tell us how you knew that your home was "the one". What about it just felt right? If you don't have a home, tell us how you knew that ISU was the college for you!

    If neither apply, you don't get to play. Or you can say your favorite Easter candy, but if the answer is "peeps", you are a terrible person.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    When I walked into my condo and saw the panoramic view of the ocean, both the realtor and my friend who was with me said my face lit up like a Christmas tree.

    I like those chocolate covered malted milk eggs. However, I cannot ever find them anymore. Just the malted milk middles with only the candy shell - they're no good without the chocolate.


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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836 View Post
    Hopefully for many of you, it's your Friday! I don't know about the rest of you, but I have a four day weekend and I'm so ready for it! It looks like we may even get over 60 the next few days

    Since Angie and 2015 won't have their questions up til tomorrow, I'll do my public service and help provide myself and others something to distract us from all the things we should probably get done today.

    So since I'm in full-on home-buying mode, tell us how you knew that your home was "the one". What about it just felt right? If you don't have a home, tell us how you knew that ISU was the college for you!

    If neither apply, you don't get to play. Or you can say your favorite Easter candy, but if the answer is "peeps", you are a terrible person.
    I built my home. That way we could get exactly what we wanted.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by MeanDean View Post
    When I walked into my condo and saw the panoramic view of the ocean, both the realtor and my friend who was with me said my face lit up like a Christmas tree.

    I like those chocolate covered malted milk eggs. However, I cannot ever find them anymore. Just the malted milk middles with only the candy shell - they're no good without the chocolate.
    I believe you are looking for Robins Eggs. Also, I wouldn't mind a pic of the view.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Home--we aren't in a forever home yet, so every house so far was what worked for the time we bought. Our first home met most of our criteria. We had a beautiful yard and a play set came with the house. Too bad we moved when our oldest was 9mo. Right now I love our backyard, we back to a field so have open space plus get to see corn or beans all summer and watch planting/harvest. We also added a nice patio/pergola/landscaping. We have outgrown the house but no plans to move right now.

    I only applied to Iowa State. No other choice in my mind.

    The Easter Bunny is only bringing chocolate to our house. Every year we do jelly beans and no one eats them. So chocolate eggs, Robin's eggs, Ghirardelli chocolate, Reece's eggs and Kit Kats this year.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I thought the people who said you'd know your home when you found it were full of it. But when we walked into our house it was pretty obvious that it was the best mix of our wants, needs, and budget. Years later I can still say that initial impression was pretty spot on.


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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigman38 View Post
    I thought the people who said you'd know your home when you found it were full of it. But when we walked into our house it was pretty obvious that it was the best mix of our wants, needs, and budget. Years later I can still say that initial impression was pretty spot on.
    I didn't even see my upstairs and I knew I wanted my house. Saw the main floor, then back yard, walked into an awesome garage and told my wife "I'll take it."



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    We found our home by accident. We had some open houses mapped out, but they didn't start until 2pm or so. Stopped at Dairy Queen and saw a "for sale by owner" sign for a house a few blocks away. We checked it out and it was everything we wanted. Had a big garage, nice backyard, and a spot so I could put up a basketball hoop. Been here since 2005. The only thing I don't like and will always remember is that the day we moved was Chase Daniel's coming out party.


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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    Howdy, Cowgirl. It's Maundy Thursday, can't trust that day. Maundy Thursday, sometimes it just turns out that way...

    Home is where you hang your hat, but so few people wear hats these days (sorry Pharell, that Smokey-Bear thang will NOT catch on), I guess that means we are all homeless.

    Best Easter Candy...oh yeah, those malted milk ball eggs. Took a couple of those once to our old high school biology teacher and asked him to say what bird they came from.




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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    No need for the jimlad. If peeps are your favorite you really are a terrible person.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    When I walked in a saw how open and light it was, I was pretty sure I wanted the house.

    I think I decided ISU was the college for me only when they said I could go for free. I wasn't too keen on it prior to that.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I flipped a coin and ended up at ISU. Plus I would have flunked out of Iowa, because I knew too many people there.



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    Re: Off-Topic Thursday!

    I dont own a home but there was never a doubt that ISU was where I was going. Would have been disowned from the family if I had went somewhere else.



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    Just buy a house already cowgirl. Or, come live in the Babe Portal with your three besties


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