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I'm always pleased when any news from Arkansas makes the national press. In my daily review of the Washington Post today's edition featured an article about scholarships for students in a depressed area of the state. When I first arrived I was a little surprised how few people I met had gone to college....

MoBob is settling in more quickly than I expected. He's already had several soccer dates and joins a 35+ league tonight. AND he got a job. At Fazoli's, a fast food Italian restaurant. He walked in with his letter from the Social Security Administration saying his SSN is in the mail and got into the training program. MB started on Monday, works as a trainee for two weeks, and then if he stays on he'll be rotating doing different things in the restaurant. As long as he's happy, I'm happy.

I'm just so glad he's here - last night we were in bed and he was diligently studying his TOEFL book with his headphones on for the accompanying test CD. My MohamedBob!
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On January 31st, 2007 05:37 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Sounds like things are moving along. DOes that mean you get to eat Italian for free? I am sure it will get old, but seems like a bonus!
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On January 31st, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Yep. He brings goodies home every day. Saves on the cooking but hell on the Weight Watchers.
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On January 31st, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
No doubt.
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On January 31st, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
8 billion stupid points.
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On January 31st, 2007 07:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
btw, is that your permanent new icon?

I miss the flag!
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On January 31st, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
I can use the flag! But I got upgraded to over 100 userpics, so I made some new ones. I've only had the flower since December!
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On January 31st, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Surely it's a Congolese flower?
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On January 31st, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC), congogirl replied:
No, it's a local lily that my friend bought me for my b-day!
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On January 31st, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
Beautiful - like something you'd tuck behind your ear.
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