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I don't tweet and don't really follow too many people on Twitter. But I do use the Twitter app to skim headlines. Some headlines are actual news, some are just human interest things. Last week I noticed one about an employee in Toronto who could see a cat in a window of a building across the street. She and her coworkers put post-it notes asking the cat's name. Several weeks went by before a piece of paper showed up with the answer, "Marshall."

They were excited to get a response and tweeted it, and it went somewhat viral. She made a follow-up tweet asking what should she say next with a poll. One option was, "Mew?" Many voted and many replied. I tweeted a reply suggesting, "Not just, 'Mew?' Ask, 'What's mew?'" The employee replied, "Honestly I think this is the winner."

And so she decided to let Marshall know that he is twitter famous. Love it!
Here's a full article about it.

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Over this past weekend I went with some men from the church to a retreat up at Lake Lure. I didn't realize it until after, but much of Dirty Dancing was filmed in this area, with the lake being where Johnny and Baby first practiced the lift. I did know of a road that was good for a 10 mile run as I had been there before. Buffalo Shoals Road starts at the dam and goes north along the lake shore for 5+ miles. But not at the lake level. It rises and falls pretty significantly. And my pace did too inversely.

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On an early Saturday morning I only encountered 3 cars during the whole 1.5 hour run and all of those were in the last 3 miles. That was pleasant. It was a twisty turny up and down road. The tight curves would have a mirror to help you see oncoming traffic. I saw the sunrise in one of them and stopped to take a photo.

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That pic of the road is great! I feel like any time I try to capture curves or hills, it just looks straight and flat. 

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Great pic. I'm going to Lure Lake in July, we just signed up to rent a house for a week. I'll bring my dancing shoes. 

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I didn't realize that about Lake Lure! It's nice to read about familiar-to-me places in your blogs. A downer note about Lake Lure: My uncle lived on the lake and had a little boat. One morning many years ago, he was found floating face-down in the water by his boat. They aren't sure what happened but think he was hit by another boat while boating out at night. It was super sad. He was my favorite uncle and use to talk like Donald Duck.

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26 minutes ago, NCAthlete said:

I didn't realize that about Lake Lure! It's nice to read about familiar-to-me places in your blogs. A downer note about Lake Lure: My uncle lived on the lake and had a little boat. One morning many years ago, he was found floating face-down in the water by his boat. They aren't sure what happened but think he was hit by another boat while boating out at night. It was super sad. He was my favorite uncle and use to talk like Donald Duck.

Super sad for sure. I think when one becomes an uncle they are required to learn how to talk like Donald Duck.

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50 minutes ago, BANGLE said:

Hey I've been to that Lake and did a boat tour.

What kind of boats did you see?!
Ba-dum-pishhhh!

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3 hours ago, Gonzo Runner said:

Great pic. I'm going to Lure Lake in July, we just signed up to rent a house for a week. I'll bring my dancing shoes. 

You can lower a lure in lower lake lure. Or not.

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4 hours ago, Running Nutz said:

I'm impressed with your johnny/baby knowledge.  

I know enough to not but baby in a corner.

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I score my runs based on how far I can get without human contact 

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 6:34 AM, Dave said:

10 miles with no cars sounds pretty heavenly.

Just what I was thinking! How delightful.

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