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So ... But ...


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and so on and so on ...

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So, I went for a walk down my driveway this morning.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:51 AM
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So, I went for a walk down my driveway this morning.

But, there was a cow in the driveway.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:54 AM
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So, I got behind it and tried to push it out of the way.

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But, it kicked me in the shin.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:05 AM
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So, I jumped up and down, cursed and sword and woke up the neighbors.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:11 AM
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But, one of the neighbors came over to see if I was all right.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:27 AM
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So, I asked him if he had any bandaids and a good, solid two by four.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:30 AM
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But, he didn't.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:14 AM
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So, I grabbed some packaging from McDonald's to see if I could scare the cow.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:17 AM
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But, it couldn't read.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:33 AM
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So I went and got some primers from the elementary school.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:41 AM
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But they were in Korean.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:45 AM
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So the cow started dancing like a horse.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:47 AM
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But my neighbor came out and put a video of it up on Youtube.
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So I pulled out my Colt M1911a1 Government Model and pumped 7 .45 cal bullets into the terpsichorean bovine.
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But one ricocheted off a rock and hit my neighbor in the knee.
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But I've got a good lawyer.

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Old 07-16-2013, 11:32 AM
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So, I phoned my girlfriend and asked her to feed the dog while I'm away.
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But then I remembered the last time I asked her to feed the dog while I was away and how she had basically fed it all the food I kept in the pantry.
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So I called my stepbrother instead.
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But then he reminded me that every time he comes over my dog tries to bite him.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:59 AM
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So I agreed to pay my lawyer to feed my dog.
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So I said a prayer for my doggy.
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But then I decided that I should do something that's actually useful for my doggy.
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So I told my lawyer to ask my neighbor to feed and water him for today.
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But my neighbor was still mad I shot him and refused.
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But this neigh-bor didn't appreciate my horseplay on YouTube.
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But I stubbed my toe in the escape.

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