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Title: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2007, 02:21:47 AM
Hi you,
It's 17.21 here...
No spiders...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 20, 2007, 02:49:36 AM
Hey you,
I was wondering when I would be graced with a whole topic just for me.  It's 11:49 here.  3 spiders.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2007, 04:29:52 AM
Anonsi..Dear Heart...

This is going to be a long on-going subject..i can see it now....until we both finally hit a time when there are no spiders???

It is now 19.30...No spiders

...and only me again..
I take that back...you and Linda [my nemesis] have just appeared..
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 20, 2007, 04:34:09 AM
T...There is one spider.  Maybe you need to get your eye's checked?  (http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/glassesf.gif) (http://www.millan.net)
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2007, 04:35:51 AM
There was one 'hanging' about in the last 15 minutes...but it's not there now..at least not on my computer...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2007, 04:55:02 AM
Still none...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 20, 2007, 04:58:59 AM
Maybe there are different spiders present in the UK than there are here. ???
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 20, 2007, 05:01:02 AM
I hadn't thought of that mate...
There are still none here...
Maybe that would explain it..perhaps VIRAL can answer that one!!
Oh well..it was worth a try!
Anyway lovey...are you having a good day?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 20, 2007, 05:04:58 AM
Can't complain.  Just found out that I get to work from home tomorrow (always preferable to working in the office).

How about you?  How's your day been?  What crazy things did you weld today?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 01:23:03 AM
I have been welding all day again, but have finished now. We did flowers again, and then some of them made 'objet d'art'. Well, they welded a few bits os steel together and added some washers and nuts...but effective all the same. Once again the girls were better than the boys..and i had to shout at 2 of the boys, little shits..
But that is it..home and free from students till September...yeeha!!!
It has been quite a good week really...productive...
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 02:00:15 AM
Hello you,
have you had a nice quiet day working at home...
or have you been catching up with daytime TV...
Or have you been making and stuffing strawberry roulade???
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 21, 2007, 02:02:30 AM
I WISH I were making and stuffing roulade.  I had a meeting this morning in a different location.  Just got back from that, but now I am up to a nice quiet day working at home.  May catch up on some TV later on.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 02:46:13 AM
Stuffing roulade doesn't sound very nice.....
I would rather have strawberries actually...

It went down well at slimming club...there was a chocolate and cherry version too..
As well as apple scones, chocolate muffins and brownies...lemon cheesecake and raspberry cheesecake, summer pudding...all sorts of things....very nice....
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 21, 2007, 03:22:49 AM
Do you have the humiliating experience of getting weighed at your slimming club?  Do you take off all jewellery, shoes, go for a pee beforehand?  When I weigh myself, which is about once a week, I do it first thing in the morning after going to the loo .... I can be 2-3 lbs lighter then than in the evening!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 21, 2007, 03:26:56 AM
Ahh yes.  I know all of the tricks of the trade as well, Linda.  Sometimes I like to weigh myself while I am wearing really heavy articles of clothing.  That way I feel I can mentally subtract some of what it says..."I don't really weigh that much because I'm wearing this and that."
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 21, 2007, 03:36:35 AM
Exactly ... jeans must weigh at least 3lbs so you round down the weight to minus 4lbs what it says on the scales because a tee shirt and underwear will weigh another pound! ... who are we trying to kid?  And I believe it is an evil ploy of doctors to set their scales so that you always weigh heavier on them than on the ones at home!  Then they prattle on about your BMI even if it's within the normal range they still want you to get it lower ... enough to make you turn to the Haagen Dazs in defiance!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 03:43:57 AM
We do get weighed, but it's not humiliating..not for me anyway, cos i'm alright, usually. We do have a laugh there, but it is very encouraging, and it has changed some peoples lives, which is fantastic.
It is really good. I go and help now, not every week, but most, and that is where i get weighed. I have never had a set of bathroom scales, so it helps me to keep a check on my weight. Most folk lose what they want. But it is scary how many people have upwards of 2 stones to lose.
We have got 4 chaps who come..all have lost over 3 stones, and all have got at least 2 more to go.And several woman the same, including several in their 20's. Which scares me to death..but we touched on that the other day didn't we.?

I have to say i pretty much eat what i want, and i certainly won't do without...but i keep a check and rein in when i need to.
We did have one woman strip down to practically nothing one week...not pretty..she still has got 4 stones to lose...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 21, 2007, 10:46:14 AM
I don't know what all the fuss is -- you guys don't look like any of you NEED to lose any weight!!  :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 10:52:16 AM
That's because i go to slimming club threeb...


...the consequences are too horrible....believe me...
But thank you for the very nice compliment...
XX
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 21, 2007, 11:08:24 AM
Yes well, looks can be deceiving.

But thanks. :)
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 21, 2007, 08:29:22 PM
Hi Anonsi....
I meant to ask you some while ago, and i forgot, but i wanted to ask you what you thought about the addition to the Akron Art Museum?
As a stand alone structure i think it is fantastic...especially lit up at night...
But i am not convinced about it's marriage to the old post office building....
It puts me in mind of a 90 year old man marrying an 18 year old model....
Have you ever been there, and what artworks do they have on display?
Hope you had a good day...
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 23, 2007, 11:05:24 PM
I've never been (it's a couple of states away from me)...But I know there are a couple of forummates from Ohio.  They may have been there before.

I looked it up on Google, and it does look pretty interesting.  How do you find out about all of these interesting places?!

For those who want to see the museum's website, go here: http://www.akronartmuseum.org/ (http://www.akronartmuseum.org/)
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 23, 2007, 11:12:51 PM
I realised after i had posted that you lived in Iowa and not Ohio...Silly T....
But there was a still a chance you may have visited,,you do get around a bit [in the nicest possible sense!].

My interest is in Architecture..and i'm always checking out new builds, add-ons etc...for professional reasons as much as anything else...i need to keep up in case i am asked to do anything, like my project relating to the Grand Canyon architecture.

Are you ok? Good weekend?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 23, 2007, 11:31:58 PM
Well if you are interested in new builds and add-ons...I know that they are adding a whole new wing to the Art Institute of Chicago. This new wing is being called the Modern Wing. I'm not really sure what it is going to look like, as I have only passed by outside. But if you want to read up a little on it, you can visit the website: http://www.artic.edu/aic/modern_wing/index.html (http://www.artic.edu/aic/modern_wing/index.html). This is a fantastic art museum, so I can only imagine that this new wing will be pretty fantastic as well.

I'm doing well...my weekend was a pretty good one. How are you, and how was your weekend?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 23, 2007, 11:38:38 PM
Cheers mate, i will check it out...
My weekend was wet and lazy....just what Dr T ordered....
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 23, 2007, 11:45:39 PM
Quick....refresh and check it out...this minute there are no guests or spiders showing on my comp.
It's just you and me kid, against the world...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 23, 2007, 11:46:36 PM
Darn.  I see one spider.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 23, 2007, 11:49:14 PM
There was a yahoo spider during the last 15 mins...but it is not there now...
Nor any guests....
So VIRAL's theory doesn't check out then..??
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 23, 2007, 11:49:57 PM
Must not, b/c I've been refreshing, and now there are 3 spiders!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 24, 2007, 12:02:51 AM
Still three here.  I'm about to give it up as hopeless.  I've still not seen it where there aren't any spiders!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 24, 2007, 12:15:39 AM
Still none here...
So that is that then..... :-R
I've sucked up all mine...and you must have different ones in US....
No matter...
I have given up trying now...and nearly lost the will to live.... :'(
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 24, 2007, 12:18:07 AM
I wouldn't go so far as to say you should lose the will to live! I think I've pointed out that spiders are pretty disgusting, and you should feel fortunate that none have infested your forum! As for mine, there's still one lurking about.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 24, 2007, 12:31:18 AM
Roll up a newspaper......approach silently...on tiptoes...from behind......raise the rolled up newspaper above your head...and smash it down on the little *(&%*$ head.....
That'll teach it....by the time it has got over the headache and broken limbs it might have learned a  lesson and  bogged off to annoy someone else....  :laugh:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 24, 2007, 12:48:37 AM
I tried, and that just made it multiply (there are now 3 again). Maybe it caused it to have babies?!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 24, 2007, 01:16:38 AM
Oh! Is that how it happens...???    :-\ 
No bugger told me that...no wonder women are always complaining of having a headache... 8)
 
But i thought it was so you didn't have to have sex...not because your old fella had hit you on the head and you had had a baby... :o

That explains it then!!!!
And all these years when i was being 'talked' into bonking like a rabbit, so i would have a baby, it was nonsense!!!   :-\

I'm chucking the pill away and getting more aspirin in.....
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 24, 2007, 01:26:57 AM
ANONSI......WHERE ARE YOU???????
You disappeared......did you get stuck in a web.....?
there is only me here now....and not a single other person or thing....
So i am going home...Ta Ta for now.....
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 24, 2007, 02:33:52 AM
I'm back again!  But now I'm off to lunch.  So see you soon!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 24, 2007, 11:57:51 PM
8:57 2 spiders.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2007, 12:03:50 AM
15:03 2 spiders!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 25, 2007, 12:05:05 AM
15.07 none
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2007, 12:06:59 AM
It's 15:06 by my clock and there are 3 spiders .... is Dorset in a time warp!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 25, 2007, 12:07:29 AM
3 spiders!  T, it really is just you then.  Hmm...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2007, 12:09:47 AM
Do you need specs, old thing?!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 25, 2007, 12:13:33 AM
15.14
2 guests ..no spiders
I've got my specs on...
It says 3 have been active in the last 15 mins...but they are not showing on my comp.
How odd....invisible spiders!!!  that is  :o ing....
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on July 25, 2007, 12:15:18 AM
I think they're only invisible to you ... everyone else can see them .... are you sure you don't need stronger specs for spider detecting?!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 25, 2007, 12:16:54 AM
I don't care if i don't see them...
I just want to know where the critters are lurking???
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 26, 2007, 09:44:25 AM
Hello Anonsi,
Thanks for the piccy...it was very funny....
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 26, 2007, 10:45:43 AM
Glad you enjoyed it. ;)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 27, 2007, 04:37:55 AM
I'd like to give a big round of applause to Anonsi for keeping me from ripping out my hair today! I was really in need of a bit of company, due to a very late start at work, and she told jokes, posted bright sunny pictures, and did everything she could to make me feel better!!

I know anyone of you (well, MOST of you) would have done the same, but she was here when everyone else was gone!





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Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 27, 2007, 07:53:54 AM
Well done Anonsi....
There is a comedienne in you...that we didn't know about!!!
You hide such wonderous things under your bushell...let it all out...we do!!!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 27, 2007, 08:22:45 AM
You can't let it all out at once...if you do then you don't have any special gems to bring out on rare occasions. 

Plus, I don't want to scare anyone away. :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 28, 2007, 03:58:08 AM
It's just you and me again....
Why would you think you would scare anyone away?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 02:34:22 AM
You have been very quiet of late....
Are you okay?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 31, 2007, 03:16:58 AM
Yep. All is well here.  Thanks for asking!  I was busy all weekend (nothing exciting, but still busy, nonetheless)...so was unable to post or even check the boards.  Once I caught up on all the gossip, I realized there wasn't really much to comment on!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 05:01:53 AM
What are you trying to say there??? That it was all a load of twaddle, not worthy of a commment???
MMM!!!  If i read back over it again, i would probably agree...
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 31, 2007, 06:24:38 AM
Pretty much!  And anything that might have been worthy of a comment happened so long ago that it would now be pointless to remark upon!  Such is the way of our fourm.  :)
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 06:28:32 AM
if i wasn't responsible for lots of the twaddle i suppose i would have to agree with you on that one. But as i am i suppose i can't...if that makes sense.
You certainly do seem to have a busy life...
What do you do for your summer holidays?
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on July 31, 2007, 06:44:40 AM
I don't have summer holidays.  I'm "in the real world" working now.  I can take vacation time if I want to...but as I am still fairly new at this company, I want to save my vacation time in case I get sick.  So while you all are off having fun on your holidays, think of me (and probably threeb too) working away.   :-\
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 06:50:57 AM
i forget your system is different to ours.
Not only do we get 'vacation' time but we get sick pay too...so you don't have to keep holidays to cover sick time.
it makes sense for me to take my holiday weeks while the girls are off school, and there are no students in college. I could be working...but God only knows what i would do to fill my days...i would be bored out of my tree..
I will think of you often, slaving away....
 :angel:
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 31, 2007, 10:58:03 AM
Oh, yes ... the "real world" in the US, whose people work more hours than nearly anywhere else in the world, the last I heard.

Most full-time people get 1-2 vacation weeks a year (or more, with time, esp. if they're government employees), and take them at various times of they, and some still get a certain amount of sick leave. There are also national holidays (up to as many as 10-12 days a year) that some companies will give you, or days off at Christmas. Those benefits, however, are beginning to dwindle in some sectors.

I tend to work all kinds of days and weeks, and being so-called part-time, working for a small company, don't get many benefits at all. I work weekends (as you probably know), 1/2-days, or whenever, and days off for holidays generally mean taking pictures of EVERYONE ELSE having fun, because I'm always looking for opportunities to put photos in the paper as well. So .... there you have it. In a huge nutshell.
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Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 11:01:28 AM
I get 4 weeks paid holiday, that increases with time served... all the Bank Holidays [National holidays] + extra time at Christmas,  up to 6 months paid sick leave, and various other things too....
It's pretty good in comparison...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 31, 2007, 11:02:37 AM
Lucky you! Makes me want to relocate straightaways! Almost!
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Post by: technomc on July 31, 2007, 11:04:53 AM
I'm sure it must occasionally.
Well i'm off.
Later gator. x
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on July 31, 2007, 11:06:06 AM
Toodle-oooh!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 03, 2007, 11:40:18 PM
Hi, anonsi! I've only got a little while to chat. Gotta get out by 9:30, take a shower, get the trash to the curb, and try to make myself look presentable.

How're you doing? Are you full of it again today?  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on August 03, 2007, 11:43:10 PM
Me?  Full of it?  Never!

Don't know what you're still doing on here if you've got all that to do before leaving in 45 min!  It takes me about an hour at least to take a shower and look presentable!  Nevermind taking the trash out as well.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 03, 2007, 11:47:19 PM
Why do you think my piccy's so dark (at least it is on my puter)? Lots of flaws to hide!!

I'd have to spend three hours in the shower, and still never come out as cute as you! Time does take its toll, and I'm not blessed with the great cheekbones or alluring smile like you guys! But one does do the best one can with the little one has. I've stopped obsessing over it, and let people take me as I am, or ... as the Brits would put it, SOD 'EM!!!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 03, 2007, 11:54:01 PM
SOD 'EM!  ;D  I'm with you there, threeb.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on August 04, 2007, 12:00:03 AM
We only say sod 'em when we're being polite ... have much pithier sayings for when we're being abusive!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 04, 2007, 12:01:57 AM
I'm very very sure you do!!! I've seen the lists!
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Post by: Linda on August 04, 2007, 12:02:32 AM
Ha ha ..... we like to call a spade a shovel over here!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 04, 2007, 12:04:45 AM
What a coinkidink!! So do WE!!!!!!! Must've picked it up from the old Mediaeval word for poop!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: Linda on August 04, 2007, 12:06:18 AM
Thought you were beautifying yourself ..... it must take longer than 45 mins surely? (no offence!!!)  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 04, 2007, 12:08:54 AM
Shortcuts, dear! I get out in 10 mins. -- it's Anonsi who is your soul-sister, taking FOREVER to finish and polish. Of course, the results do show! Stick a ballcap on, tuck hair under, big dark glasses and flashy earrings to bedazzle and take the focus off the face!

I make up for it with my scintillating personality!!!!  >:D
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 12:09:09 AM
She has even less than 45 min now!
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 12:10:11 AM
I bet I only take half as long as Linda does!
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 04, 2007, 12:11:27 AM
You guys will have to slug it out over that one!

Got one foot out the door guys ... Yes, I must (sadly) be off!! Hubby awaits tapping his foot. Have fun ... hope to catch up later!! Luv y'all!!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 12:12:12 AM
Have a great day Threeb! 8)
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Post by: Linda on August 04, 2007, 12:15:10 AM
Yes, but you're probably about half my age, young 'un!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 06:26:30 AM
Threeb, did you make it to wherever you were going on time?
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Post by: Binkie on August 04, 2007, 07:12:00 AM
I've always maintained that those who have missed out in the looks department have had to compensate by developing sparkling and alluring personalities. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. (and no, I don't want to hear about all the people you know who are ugly AND boring/unpleasant.)
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 04, 2007, 08:13:19 AM
Hear, hear, Binks! We must scintillate and shine!

And, yes Anonsi, I DID.. Not only that, I just charmed them all today! No fancy clothes or expensive makeup needed!  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 11:03:53 AM
V. impressive threeb! (that you managed to make it there on time)
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Post by: technomc on August 04, 2007, 11:08:38 AM
Hi Anonsi...
Going back up a few posts Linda said she thought you were probably half her age...[which means that if you are you are half my age too, nearly..]

Well, just to back her up a bit, Dorothy Fuldheim said;
This is a youth-orientated society, and the joke is on them because youth is a disease from which we all recover.

And Pam Brown said;
The only people who really adore being young are the middle-aged.

And one that i think is particularly pertinent to Linda and me is by James Thurber.
We all have flaws and mine is being wicked.  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 11:12:17 AM
That's a first that Linda was speechless.
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Post by: technomc on August 04, 2007, 11:14:53 AM
sorry about that...didn't get the hang of the quote thing...
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 11:17:18 AM
It was funnier when you had an empty quote.   ;)  I got a real chuckle out of it.
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Post by: technomc on August 04, 2007, 11:18:29 AM
Oh well...
nothing much i can do about that, but it'll make her think tomorrow...
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Post by: anonsi on August 04, 2007, 11:25:39 AM
That's true.   >:D
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Post by: Linda on August 04, 2007, 07:51:01 PM
V. good quotes, matie, especially the wicked one!  Watched Grumpy Old Women last night and fear that I may be turning into one! 
Off out soonish so must read the rest of today's fascinating and interesting posts .... catch you later!
See, anonsi, I'm not totally speechless ... as, bloody, if!!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on August 06, 2007, 09:07:45 AM
Hi Anonsi,
I just watched The bridges of Maddison county..[as mentioned elsewhere] I love the book and the film, and know it is based around Des Moines. Have you been there?
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Post by: anonsi on August 06, 2007, 11:30:17 AM
Yes, I used to live near there and have been there many times.  I thought the movie was crap though.  There actually aren't that many bridges left.  Some have been ruined due to vandalism, and others have merely succombed to time.  It's especially nice to see the bridges in the fall with all of the turning leaves in the background.  As you can imagine, some of the bridges are sort of in the middle of nowhere, so it is really peaceful and quiet, and you can hear the water in the creek gurgling underneath.  It's really quite beautiful.
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Post by: technomc on August 08, 2007, 04:28:57 AM
Sorry anonsi, i didn't mean to ignore your reply...i couldn't find it. I kept looking where i had posted that i had just watched the film. i should have used the search button sooner.  :-\
I loved the book first..followed several years later by the film, because i love anything that Clint is in.

It's a shame not many of the bridges are left. I am surprised that there isn't some society dedicated to their preservation. As for vandalism..it's a sorry state of affairs when that is how folk get their thrills, they have a lot to answer for. Did the publicity of the film not make any difference?
I am sure that they do look lovely in the autumn. A fantastic place for picnics i would imagine.
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Post by: anonsi on August 08, 2007, 04:40:35 AM
I think that vandalism actually picked up after the film was released, since more people knew that the bridges existed.  The usual "Joe + Amanda Forever" type of vandalism written or carved into the sides isn't as bad.  It's sort of fun to look back and see what all was written.  What bugs me is that at least one bridge was vandalized by setting fire to it.  How cruel and pointless.
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Post by: technomc on August 08, 2007, 07:10:14 AM
I'm afraid there will always be those who get some warped kind of pleasure from destruction and cruelty.

At the moment in the YUK there is this new craze called 'Happy Slappy'. Groups of kids are attacking unsuspecting people,some are just kids too, and kicking 10 bells out of them. They are filming the attacks on their mobile phones then posting them on an international website, owned by Google.
The police are not doing anything much, they think the site owners should sort it out. The site owners are saying it is down to the police and the viewers to sort it out. In the meantime, the offences are there for all to see.
It is disgusting, obscene and perverted, and extremely sickening.
There was a documentary about it on TV the other night. What can you do??....nothing it seems, because the website is not censoring what is posted.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 08, 2007, 11:34:34 PM
Very scary, T! I've seen a lot of horrid videos on YouTube or My Space of young kids/thugs beating up a victim, or multiple victims on schoolbuses and elsewhere, while the rest of the crowd goads them on ! There's rarely an explanation unless it's highlighted somewhere on a news report. Everyone sounds so shocked, yet they keep showing so often, that I think it gives a lot of youngsters ideas that it's more or less okay. Bombs in schools, kids carrying guns -- I don't know what's next! Esp. when it's the next generation starting so early in life.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 08, 2007, 11:37:00 PM
And, hello, Anonsi! What's on your "plate" today? You're always so cheerful! Just seeing your photo on your posts always makes me smile!  ;D
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Post by: anonsi on August 08, 2007, 11:49:07 PM
(http://www.freesmileys.org/emo/ashamed002.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org)  Gosh, thanks, Threeb.

Not a whole lot to do today that is different from most days.  I'm working, then going to the gym to get a workout in, and then I don't have much else planned out for the day so we'll see where I go from there!

What's on your plate today, now that you just got past a major deadline.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 09, 2007, 12:08:47 AM
Well, Wednesdays are usually much more laid back. By 12:30, I'm at the newspaper and we get the crew stuffing the papers with all those flyers and extra magazines that help pay to print the paper. It's a 2-3 hour job with a full gang. The nice thing is we get paid in cash and on the spot, so there's a bit of gas and grocery money. That done, I'm free to start going about setting up the stories for next week's issue. Meetings to plan, calling for interviews, and some advertising sales (only with clients I really like, otherwise, it's just a chore and a bore!).

I'm never without my camera, though, because you never know what you'll come across, good or bad. A lot of stuff goes on and if you keep your eyes open (which is a good idea while driving, of course) and a bit of luck is on your side, there's always some opportunity for an interesting or newsworthy clip.

So smile!!! (http://www.dgrin.com/images/smilies/photo.gif)
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Post by: anonsi on August 09, 2007, 12:24:00 AM
How fun!  It sounds like you really enjoy doing what you do.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 09, 2007, 12:32:30 AM
YES I DO! ... and not getting rich, either!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 09, 2007, 02:58:05 AM
I know people who would do anything just to get rich.  They don't seem to look for things that just will make them happy.  I'd rather be doing a job that I liked instead of one that will just make me rich.

Good choice on your part!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 09, 2007, 09:48:02 AM
Of course, in my doddering old age, I might regret not being able to pay the light bill, but I'll just learn to make candles again! Thanks, Anonsi!  :angel: :angel:
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Post by: technomc on August 09, 2007, 10:35:51 AM
Hi Anonsi,
Sorry we didn't get to banter today..i'm just off to bed. Maybe we will catch up tomorrow.
Take care sweety...
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Post by: anonsi on August 09, 2007, 10:39:04 AM
Have a good one, T.  It sounds like you had a v. busy day.  Hope your  :-S is peaceful.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 12, 2007, 01:12:05 PM
Well, Anonsi! Looks like you have been quiet today, as many others have today. Have you been busy, busy, or just relaxing, relaxing? Everybody but Binks and Bobbi have been on for a bit, and I starting popping in later than usual. Had some stories and events to cover, but didn't look like I'd missed a whole lot.
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Post by: anonsi on August 12, 2007, 02:57:18 PM
I've been pretty busy lately actually!  Thursday night I made a double batch of chocolate chip cookies to take to a high school reunion that I had on Friday night.  They were v. delish.  The reunion last night went pretty late into the night, and a good time was had by all.  Today I got up fairly early and went out for a full day of shopping.  And I just got done making a batch of fresh salsa so that I can take chips and salsa to a family pot luck tomorrow!  It's my first time making my own salsa, but I tasted a spoonful and it tastes pretty good.  It's more like a pico de gallo, in that the tomatoes are chopped instead of pureed.  Now my hands smell amazing because of all of the fresh herbs and veggies!  (Note: You probably wouldn't like the "salsa" too much, threeb, since it's pretty mild.  But it makes for a nice light summer treat...and it's pretty healthy too!)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 12, 2007, 03:04:44 PM
Just such a social butterfly you are, Anonsi! One party and get-together after another, and then, all that food prep and shopping. Hope you're not too exhausted by Monday.

As for the salsa, I'm not big on really hot spices. The mild or possibly medium is fine for me -- still too much of a yankee for that (some habits die REALLY hard!). If the food is too fiery, it's more of a hassle for my taste buds. I think that it masks the natural flavors of the fare itself and you're too busy gulping liquids (unless it's the alcoholic variety, which makes everything great!) to enjoy the meal!

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Post by: anonsi on August 12, 2007, 03:20:27 PM
 :laugh: :laugh:  That's true, threeb!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 12:12:22 AM
G'morning, Anonsi! Back at it for a little bit? Are you ready for your family pot-luck? Hope you have lots of fun!

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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 12:14:59 AM
Morning, Threeb!  I only have a little amount of time to work on the puzzle this morning...then it's off to get ready and go to the family dinner.  Must be done chatting now so that I can get in as many words as I can!

Have a great day.  8)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 12:21:50 AM
U2!!!  ;D
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Post by: technomc on August 13, 2007, 07:41:17 AM
What a cullinary delight you are Anonsi.....it sounds like your life is just 'one big social whirl'
I hope you had a lovely weekend...

My last [and only] school reunion was a few years ago. I went with the guy who was my boyfriend back then, the 'love of my life'. It was a fab night.....
 :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 09:00:01 AM
The salsa was a major hit!  Everybody said they loved it.  Looks like I'll have to make it again sometime.  :-H
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 09:00:47 AM
Of course they did! You made it, and who could hate YOU?  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on August 13, 2007, 09:58:32 AM
You are very quiet Anonsi...has the cat got your tongue? or the mouse snaffled your fingers?
How has your day been?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 09:59:12 AM
SALSA OVERDOSE!!!
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 10:01:53 AM
Sorry, I was distracted.  I was watching a movie on TV.
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Post by: technomc on August 13, 2007, 10:02:54 AM
You're a woman...you can multi-task...don't forget that!!!
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 10:05:28 AM
Yeah, but I was also eating a cookie and talking on the phone and cleaning the kitchen...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 10:13:00 AM
What was the movie, Anonsi?? I LOVE movies!! If it was a Clint Eastwood movie, you'd better tell T!! He's her hero, you know! As if that were a surprise!
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 10:20:57 AM
Nope, it was Miss Congeniality.  It's practically a classic. :)
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Post by: technomc on August 13, 2007, 10:25:12 AM
I love that movie...
I think you love me, you want to kiss me..you want to marry me....Hilarious...
And i will let you off...just this once..!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 10:27:09 AM
That really WAS hilarious, Anonsi! Even though at first, I balked at the concept of beauty contests. I think Sandra Bullock should do more comedies. If you've ever seen the old movie, Demolition Man, with her and Sylvester Stallone, she provided the comedy relief in the early part of the film, which was mostly a very violent film, but she was cute as little bug -- kinda like YOU!
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Post by: technomc on August 13, 2007, 10:32:36 AM
 '2 weeks Notice' was good too...
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 10:35:03 AM
That last bit's going a bit far, don't you think, threeb?   ;)

I agree T.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 13, 2007, 10:59:33 AM
Well, maybe a bit! At least I didn't call you a spider!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 13, 2007, 11:18:06 AM
So true!
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Post by: technomc on August 14, 2007, 01:00:00 AM
Hello spidergirl,

are you having a good day, it must be nearly stuff-your-face time!!!!

What culinary delights are you imbibing in today?
 :-H
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Post by: anonsi on August 14, 2007, 01:25:07 AM
So far so good today.  You're right, it's nearly stuff your face time...I'm not sure what I'm having for lunch today.  Usually lunch isn't as exciting as my dinner, so it'll probably end up being something boring like a lunchmeat sandwich and carrots.  What did you have for lunch?  Maybe it will help me decide.
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Post by: technomc on August 14, 2007, 02:35:43 AM
Nothing.....

Does that help???

Sorry but i haven't had a minute to eat today.....
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Post by: anonsi on August 14, 2007, 02:59:17 AM
All day?!  That's terrible!
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Post by: technomc on August 14, 2007, 03:05:04 AM
I had breakfast...and i am just about to go and cook a huge dinner.....
But you are right, it's not good enough. I don't think about it if i'm not hungry and am busy. I have been really busy.
My house looks good though, in it's new cream livery. The front door is polished to within an inch of it's life The garden looks spic and span...deweeded and new plants split and planted. The front garden has been tidied in readiness for me to sort that next week. The new door in the kitchen is great.  The washing has gone out and in again, ready for ironing.   
Loads done today...i feel very, very virtuous......
So now i'm off to cook dinner.....
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Post by: anonsi on August 14, 2007, 03:26:21 AM
Wow, well done mate!  Sounds like a v. productive day!  Wish I had the time to do some of those things myself today!
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Post by: technomc on August 14, 2007, 08:10:10 AM
We had Cumberland pie, cauliflower cheese, peas & sweetcorn, stir fried cabbage and gravy.  :-H
Followed by fresh pineapple in pineapple liquor and fresh strawberries in strawberry schnapps.  :-H  :-H
The perfect end to a hectic day....
What did you have?
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Post by: anonsi on August 14, 2007, 10:27:20 AM
That sounds  :-H.  I had chicken with sauteed mushrooms and onions and topped with cheese.  I had asparagus as my side tonight.  Delish.
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Post by: technomc on August 18, 2007, 08:24:48 PM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANONSI..........
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU....
 :-*  :-*  :-*

Have a great day....
Lots of love.....
Me  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 19, 2007, 02:05:31 AM
Yay!  Thanks! :):):)
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Post by: Binkie on August 19, 2007, 07:41:18 AM
See my message in another thread.....I've forgotten which one!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 20, 2007, 01:51:10 PM
Hey, Anonsi! You were so quiet today! Did you have a lot to do after your party? Missed your chats, and now it's really getting late. Hope you're doing okay!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 20, 2007, 10:59:42 PM
Hey Threeb.  Yesterday I spent a lot of time with my family, and then I got in some Chi time.  Alliswell (as they say :)).

Thanks for asking!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 20, 2007, 11:04:42 PM
Good to have you back, and glad you had a great time.

Mine -- not so much! I was out most of the afternoon for a delightful lunch, followed by a major hideous and discouraging automotive breakdown: serpentine belt and water pump died simultaneously!! On a Sunday!! Luckily, lunchmates tried to help, but to no avail. Finally had the "car"-cass towed away! No way to get to work yet, and am hopeful it will be repaired before the end of the day!!  :'( :'(
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Post by: anonsi on August 20, 2007, 11:12:02 PM
Always v. frustrating to have the car break down....of course it always happens at the WORST possible time!  Are you able to work from home?  Or did you have to take a day off?

Serpentine belts seem to break fairly easily, I used to have a spare in my care just in case....not sure why, really.  My dad suggested it was a good idea to have one on hand.  Not really sure why he thought so, as I'd have no idea how to replace one even if I did have an extra on hand!

Hopefully your car gets repaired soon, although you might as well enjoy your day off work while you can (if that's the case)!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 20, 2007, 11:15:29 PM
I'd enjoy it more if it wasn't the day before press deadline!! Oh, well -- nobody died, except the car. I can't let it get to me.

And yes, I actually DID have a spare belt, and we might've fixed it but the bolt was stripped and tools were not available to get it off. Plus, the water pump would have still been a big problem, so I had no choice. At least I got a ride home, or I would have camped out in Luby's parking lot and got picked up for being a "Vag"!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 12:53:05 AM
Hello there matey...
How the  >:D are you today?
Anything exciting going on?

Nothing much new here, as usual. The weather is the pits, again....It is blowing a real hooley today, threatening to rain, and cold enough for me to be thinking about putting the heating on. It was on for a couple of hours yesterday too. Apparently, we are having October weather...What joy that is, bearing in mind it's the middle of our summer...

Oh well!! Us English, always moaning about the weather....
 :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 01:05:34 AM
I'm doing pretty well, thanks.

Nothing exciting going on here, as per usual.  The weather is the pits here as well.  It seems as though it is raining all over the world now!  Oz, the UK, and where I'm from as well!  It's not cold here at all yet, though.  Wouldn't even dream of putting the heat on!  Quite the opposite, in fact.  I've been turning the AC even colder because it helps me to sleep at night.

It's been raining most nights lately...so when I step outside to go to work it is muggy, humid, and HOT.  Plus there is the added bonus of moisture on my car that I have to wipe off before I am able to drive it.  And since I am usually running late anyway...let's just say it is not as welcome to me as it would be for Binks or the other Aussies.

I don't have much room to complain, though, as it sounds like you English haven't had a dry day all summer long.  Must be a disappointment to live so near the beach and not even be able to enjoy it.
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 01:16:26 AM
It is Anonsi...we have had 4 days on the beach all summer holidays....there have been a few other good days when we have done something else, but not many at all.

For those who have paid a fortune to come here for a holiday it must be even more horrendous. There is very little do to here if the weather is bad. Not without it costing an arm and a leg at any rate....

We don't do humidity though...not a concept i am familiar with at all...
Can you not get a small portable de-humidifier for your car?
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 01:41:44 AM
The humidity inside the car is not really a problem.  I can turn on my AC in the car and it will wick away most of the moisture inside.  It's outside that is the problem.  It often makes it almost unbearable to be outside!  If you walk very long distances, you feel as though you've just taken a shower, or sat in a steam room.  You are lucky that you don't have much humidity where you are from, trust me!

Here's a good quote I found from Wikipedia, "The Iowan summer is known for heat and humidity, with daytime temperatures often near 90 F (32 C) and sometimes exceeding 100 F (38 C)."

According to howstuffworks (http://science.howstuffworks.com/question651.htm), "People tend to feel most comfortable at a relative humidity of about 45 percent."

According to an article from Iowa, the average daily humidity of the last week or so was between 70 and 80 percent, which isn't really that much different from the norm for here.
http://www.wcfcourier.com/articles/2007/08/21/news/breaking_news/doc46cab436ee5e5273942106.txt

Humidity basically takes an already uncomfortably warm day and makes it worse!
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 02:01:25 AM
So it's like doing your daily routine in a sauna then...YUk!

What plans do you have for the rest of the week, other than working of course??
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 02:55:46 AM
Exactly!
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 02:58:24 AM
I cannot stand saunas and steamrooms. I hate breathing hot air...it must be awful. 
I love the sun and heat...it's never too hot, unless i'm working of course!
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 03:06:48 AM
Other plans, let's see...My brother might be coming back this weekend to visit.  But other than that, nothing besides work.  How about you, are you still on vacation?
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 03:43:03 AM
I go back at the beginning of September, so another week or so of HOLIDAY yet. Not much fun in this weather though. :'(

Where is your brother coming from to be coming back?
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 05:56:03 AM
Still in Iowa, but about 3 1/2 to 4 hours away from where I live.  He now lives half a state away from where we grew up, and lives with his wife.
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Post by: technomc on August 22, 2007, 08:16:31 AM
That ammount of drive would take you half way across England...from south to north....
We really are a titchy country....
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 10:03:58 AM
At least it would make it fairly easy to drive across the country!  By the way, is that with twists and turns and everything?  For my brother to get here he would have to take the interstate...which is a relatively straight drive, the speeds are faster, and you don't have to go through any towns really!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 22, 2007, 01:55:59 PM
Skipping back to replies 141-143, Anonsi: UPDATE!!!!!

I am happy to report that my automotive crisis passed after the mechanic delivered my newly-repaired/replaced serpentine belt and water pump on Monday by noon. Shortly, thereafter, as rotten luck would have it, the car developed a troubling wobble, which by Tuesday morning had begun to alarm me deeply. Taking heed of the advice offered by my wise hubby as I was dropping him off (we ride-share a lot), I promptly took the said newly-ill vehicle to a tire store, where they informed me that my right front tire was severely defective. Therefore I had it replaced (after inspecting it personally and seeing that it was already separating amid the treads, and had strange lumpy places around its circumference, which explained the uncomfortable ride), and then gleefully and smoothly glided to work by 9:30 a.m. The ride home this evening was equally serene and uneventful, so hopefully, this will take care of all needed mechanical work for the next few months -- I HOPE!!!!!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 11:04:45 PM
Yay for working cars!  Glad to hear that you managed to avoid any serious problems with that faulty tire of yours.  You may recall that I had a flat not too long ago...it wasn't a pleasant experience.  Much better if it can be avoided.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 22, 2007, 11:09:27 PM
Greetings, little sunshine haglet!!!  :angel:

Yes, I have found that preventive maintenance works well in cars as much as in all other areas, including beauty, home upkeep and relationships! I'm batting about 50/50 there, though!

How's your day shaping up? Still wet around the Midwest (Ohio Valley is just horrible, I see), and more for Nebraska through Michigan is predicted for today I just heard! BE CAREFUL (apply that preventive philosophy and don't go out unless you have to if you're at risk of driving into any hazards!).

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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 11:31:28 PM
Good morning, threeb!  Well, we have a flood warning in place for today.  We are expecting more rain as well.  But I'm not too worried about it, since my house is out of the way.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 22, 2007, 11:39:57 PM
Good to know you'll be safe, Anonsi!! So, will you be at home today with no work to do, working from home, or just calling in pleading the inability to come to the office??

All day to Chi and chat?? My plans have all been pushed back so I have at least a couple of hours before I must leave at all ... and then, everything else will be flexible anyway, so I feel pretty relaxed and relieved about that. Except for cleaning the kitchen, which was left in disarray due to fatigue last nite.
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Post by: anonsi on August 22, 2007, 11:43:51 PM
Quite the opposite in fact.  Shh!  Don't tell anyone!  I'm at work today.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 22, 2007, 11:49:55 PM
You know I can keep a secret! Trust me!!! No one will ever know!!!  :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION EMPLOYEES -- ANYONE PLAYING WHILE WORKING MUST
REPORT TO THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY !!!

(It's been known to happen to me too, dear!)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 24, 2007, 12:10:04 AM
Hey, Anonsi! Welcome back. R-M and I are just catching up and continuing our v. interesting exchange that we both paused last night due to falling eyelids!

How are you doing today? Weather holding up? I see some areas of the Midwest are still getting pounded, while others are calmer today.
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Post by: anonsi on August 24, 2007, 12:24:06 AM
Thanks, threeb.  You are right, the conversation you and R_M are having is a very interesting one!  I wish I lived in your local community so that I would be able to read for myself the stories that you have uncovered.  They all sound like amazing people.

I'm doing well today, but the weather is still dreary and rainy.  Makes it hard to stay awake and pay attention when it is so dark outside (I feel as though I should be sleeping!).
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 24, 2007, 12:28:03 AM
I gather you're at work again today? Sorry about busting you yesterday  :'( -- I'll try to behave.  :angel: Hope you don't pass out at your terminal!!!!  ;)

It's always fun to find someone who really works in your field and is as enthusiastic about as you are, understanding the challenges and rewards!

My workday won't start until after 3 today, with an interview about finding a long-lost relative who'd been adopted, and their upcoming reunion.
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Post by: rogue_mother on August 24, 2007, 12:29:09 AM
I know what you mean, Anonsi!  It has been cool and rainy most of this week, which only makes the bed feel that much more cozy.
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Post by: anonsi on August 24, 2007, 02:05:54 AM
It hasn't really been cool here, but it does make it that much nicer to go to bed at night since you feel like you want to go to bed all day anyway!
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Post by: anonsi on August 24, 2007, 02:08:25 AM
And yes, you are right, Threeb.  My job is a M-F job. :)  I'm pretty busy all afternoon, so will only pop in every now and then for a few minutes.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 24, 2007, 03:04:17 AM
We'll find each other again periodically, even if it takes reading 3 pages of posts to get there! Some days, things get pretty wild. Of course, without uber-hags T and Linda, I'll admit it's been a lot calmer. Wait till they pop up again -- it will be a total madhouse!! Binks has been dealing with her own weather-related problems, and is probably getting a well-earned rest.
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Post by: anonsi on August 24, 2007, 03:24:37 AM
I wonder if the so-called uber-hags are performing some sort of test to see if they would be missed if they left the forum.

If that's the case, then:
We miss you! Come back already!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 24, 2007, 04:29:51 AM
DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 09:06:14 AM
So, again, we've missed what little action there was ... Got a word in here and there, but for the most part, was gone when T and LL were hanging around. And now, of course, they're either sleeping or still partying!

How are you? I got a long lovely ride in the country to get an interview about 60 miles away, where the eagles and deer abound, winding roads and cliffsides overlooking valleys...not really a bad day, considering it was for work.

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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 09:10:09 AM
That sounds lovely!  I went and visited my grandparents, who live in the country, today, so I got a taste of that myself.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 09:14:21 AM
Glad you got away -- I wish I'd had grandparents living in the country. I never knew any of my grandmothers, and knew only one grandfather, who lived until I was about 11. It's good you are old enough to enjoy and appreciate them. It makes for a nice way to end a weekend before the workweek begins. I bet they just think you're the sweetest thing, too!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 09:17:32 AM
Well of course.  Who wouldn't?! :angel:
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 09:21:27 AM
OF COURSE!!

(Except those of us who know the OTHER Anonsi, who lets her little horns show every once in a while, eh?)  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 09:22:09 AM
I don't know what you could possibly be talking about!   >:D >:D :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 09:22:54 AM
How close are you to having your next story done?  What's this week's story going to be about?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 09:51:32 AM
Ignoring my last remark, eh?? Good girl!!

This week will be about a German family who came to Texas just before the Civil War, ranched and then settled in our area. One ancestor drove cattle along the Old Chisholm Trail -- his partner, frequently, was the famous outlaw, John Wesley Hardin!

The person most people here would remember was very instrumental in the Boy Scouts getting a major camp (Bear Creek Scout Reservation) developed. He and his four sons were the first (and maybe only) five men in one family to all get their Eagle Scout rank on the same day. They got telegrams and phone calls from the governor, and write-ups in newspapers all across the state.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 09:55:06 AM
PS -- two other things I didn't mention: the town they came from in Germany had the Berlin Wall running through it, and many people tried it as an escape point -- some made it, and some didn't.

Also, they are able to trace their family to the Dark Ages, but the man I talked with today said that recent research, if true, could take the tree all the way back to the Ice Age, he said! Now that's a long genealogy!
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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 12:12:39 PM
Wow!  That's amazing.  I bet R_M would be interested in that as well.
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Post by: anonsi on August 27, 2007, 12:14:18 PM
P.S.  I did reply to your remark...check out reply #177.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 27, 2007, 12:29:34 PM
Yes, Anonsi -- I find out so many really wonderful things about these families once we get into their stories, if I get to talk to just the right people who know their history. It's a shame, though, that so many never find out, or their stuff gets lost, stolen or forgotten for lack of interest by the next generation. Sometimes disasters occur, too, where it's destroyed and people die before it gets recorded. A good number of families have books they have compiled, or relatives who have written narratives, remembrances, etc.

That's why it would be good for you to start by asking your parents and grandparents about their families (on both sides) -- record them, if you can, on video or tape. Collect old photos and get them to ID everyone they know. Ask where and when the pix were taken. Get birth/death dates, look at family Bibles, if they're handy. It's incredible how much you can learn .... then put it together. Birth and Death certificates, cemeteries, county courthouses and old newspaper archives are also great places to find things out. It just takes some work, but it's worth it. You might also be astounded after a while when you realize how many people you are related to through marriages, etc.

R-M also might well be interested in this week's story, but she won't be back probably until Monday night or Tuesday, I think, so who knows how far down the line this will be by then. If she asks, I'll try to remember -- or you can remind me.
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Post by: technomc on August 30, 2007, 04:30:30 AM
hello my lovely....
How are you today? Hope it's been a good one...
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Post by: anonsi on August 30, 2007, 05:02:34 AM
Hello!  I'm doing well, thanks...and so far so good as far as the day goes.  Lots of rain, as per usual.  Almost made me oversleep (my brain has a hard time functioning in the morning if it is still dark outside).  Luckily, a crazy dream woke me up in time to get ready and head to work fro the day.

How's your day (I saw via a post of your's to R_M that it's been busy...so apart from that)?
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Post by: technomc on August 30, 2007, 05:10:49 AM
I had a lousy nights kip...i kept waking up every couple of hours, so at 4.30 this morning i was sitting on my patio watching the stars..it was lovely.
I was up at 8...at Roy's garden at 9...back at mine by 11.05 to collect the girls. We drove to the Dorchester and were at the orthodontists by 11.35. We were out of there by 12.35 and at the opticians by 12.45 to order my safety specs for work. Back at home by 1.30 where i dropped the girls. Back at Roys by 1.45. Did what needed to be done with the executor of his will. gardened till 5. Had a cream tea and was home by 7.
Busy....
Tomorrow is looking good for a quiet lazy day of nothing....
It has been a very productive day....i feel very virtuous...
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Post by: anonsi on August 30, 2007, 05:19:47 AM
I'm impressed that you were in and out of the orthodontists in hour with two girls!  I went to the orthodontists before, and it seemed like it always took longer than that.  All in all, it sounds like a v. busy day, and you are much deserving of your day off tomorrow!
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Post by: technomc on August 30, 2007, 09:21:49 AM
It got worse...i have only just eaten my dinner....
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Post by: Linda on August 30, 2007, 05:43:53 PM
Oink oink!  You should eat you dinner at least three hours before you go to bed ... silly billy!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on August 30, 2007, 08:58:44 PM
I didn't have time...fat chance..
Anyway you...i have been nominated for 'Woman of the Year' at my club....so ya boo sucks to you!!!!
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Post by: Linda on August 30, 2007, 08:59:50 PM
Bloody hell!  Why?  What on earth are the other women like?!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on August 31, 2007, 02:31:12 AM
Because i am an all round bloody good person...which seems to have escaped some folk!!!!
I help out every week doing the money and stuff....
I go every week even though i don't have to anymore....
I often take tasty treats for others to try...
I listen to what others have to say....
I always give good advice...
I am always light hearted, and make jokes and stuff...
I reached my target yonks ago and have maintained it...
Loads of reasons.....
I am obviously appreciated there much more than here....
So i am going....
 :P
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Post by: anonsi on August 31, 2007, 02:46:31 AM
Congratulations, T!  Way to go on reaching your goal and maintaining it.  I'm still working on my goal...I've still got a ways to go.

You probably shouldn't say "always" or "never" as you could get caught in some lies that way.  :laugh:

What tasty treat did you bring this week?
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Post by: anonsi on August 31, 2007, 02:47:46 AM
Also, did you reach your goal by eating loads of chip butties?  If so, I may have to try out this whole french fry sandwich idea...
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Post by: technomc on August 31, 2007, 07:49:41 AM

Cheers mate...for your congratulations.


Definately the odd chip buttie, i love them.
I've been at my target for over a year now...
Today i took 'Angies fruit mess'.....my version of 'Eton Mess'.
Very low fat natural yoghurt mixed with very low fat fromage frais mixed with a vanilla virtually fat free yoghurt mixed with fresh strawberries, mango and blueberries, mixed with 4 broken up meringue nests. You can eat as much as you like.....the whole bowl in fact for 200 calories.......fantastic........

Sorry about the 'always'....you are right there.... but it was only 2...no calories in those either...

Stick with it, it is worth it in the end. the benefits outweigh the pitfalls by miles.....i have got some brilliant recipes if you want some.
Did you know that 1lb extra weight puts 6lbs of pressure on your spine....so just for that fact it's worth doing.
You will get there.....percyverance my Dear...a good dose of percy will see you through...
 :angel:
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 31, 2007, 08:07:54 AM
How can you say we don't appreciate you here, T?? You know the hags certainly ALL do ... we understand your generous nature ... we know what a great cook you are ... your rapier wit ... how much you love your family (despite the "sticking them in the closet" bit!) ... and your superior intellect!

Don't desert us -- just give us dessert!  :angel:

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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:08:48 AM
I am definitely going to make "Angies Fruit Mess" ! Just imagine....creamy fruit, yoghurt and meringues that you can eat with a clear conscience. Damn.....the shops don't open for another 30 minutes.............
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 31, 2007, 08:11:02 AM
Copied it off in my growing list of Chi-recipes! MMMMMMMMM!
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:12:32 AM
I can't always get fromage frais....would low-fat sour cream substitute?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 31, 2007, 08:16:49 AM
That was my question, too, Binks! I'm still at the "how long do you boil a 3-minute egg?" stage of cooking!
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:25:49 AM
I'm not quite that bad, Threeb, but I'm always a little wary of changing ingredients......had too many disasters in the past!
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:29:06 AM
Of course, T would have to disappear just when we're hanging on her every word and waiting for her culinary expertise. Drat the woman...


TECHNOMC ! GET BACK HERE. THAT MEANS NOW !
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:31:21 AM
Selective deafness, if you ask me. I shall just have to go and make another cup of coffee and check on my little feathered friends (sorry Linda)  in the garden.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 31, 2007, 08:33:36 AM
Yeah! Here's a plea in your favorite color, even!!

WHERE ART THOU????
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 08:55:50 AM
I fear we have been abandoned. We shall just have to talk quietly amongst ourselves until she deigns to join us.

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Post by: technomc on August 31, 2007, 09:06:18 AM
Sorry girls...Clint was on in The Enforcer....
I am afraid to tell you that you are second fiddle to him....and fiddle with him i would gladly, but only if he said 'please' nicely....

Of course you could use sour cream instead....but you might need to sweeten it a bit with an artificial sweetener powder like 'Splendid' or Candarel' or what ever you have in your neck of the woods...
And you could substitute any soft fruits...whatever is in season really...

I know you guys appreciate me...thanks.
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 09:16:08 AM
I'll let you off this time, but don't let it happen again. Try to remember that when you are happily lolling about watching Clintface, there are needy people on the other side of the globe........
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 31, 2007, 11:15:30 AM
Whatchya doin' tonite, Anonsi? I wrote to R-M about my day, and then I noticed you here, too! You're not scared of the great hag, Linda, too, are you?? (I suspect not!)
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Post by: anonsi on August 31, 2007, 12:06:17 PM
Pshaw!  As if!

I got a lot accomplished earlier in the evening, and now I'm just relaxing.
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Post by: Binkie on August 31, 2007, 12:17:59 PM
Sorry, girls.....must depart for a while.....unexpected visit from No. 2 son and girlfriend....off to catch up on gossip!
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Post by: rogue_mother on August 31, 2007, 12:22:45 PM
Hi, Anonsi!  Has it stopped raining yet?  It doesn't take much grey sky to make me blue, so I really feel for all of you who have been having so much precip.
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Post by: anonsi on August 31, 2007, 01:21:33 PM
Actually, today was a gloriously sunny day.  And it wasn't too hot or humid, either.  But I really didn't get to enjoy much of it as I was inside working all day.

How's the weather where you are?  Is it still unseasonably cool?
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Post by: rogue_mother on August 31, 2007, 06:39:27 PM
No, the temps are right where they're supposed to be, mid- to upper eighties.  There are signs that summer is winding down, though.  Asters and joe-pye weed are starting to bloom, and the days are already getting shorter.  Too bad, summer is my favorite time of year.
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Post by: anonsi on September 01, 2007, 12:50:43 AM
I know what you mean about summer winding down.  We've had lots of hot, humid days this summer.  When I went to go to my car this morning to go to work, it was almost on the chilly side.  It was 60 degrees outside according to the radio.  It's still supposed to be in the 80s today, though.  So summer's still having its final hurrahs.

Do you have any plans for labor day weekend? I plan on spending as much time out enjoying the sun and relaxing as I can.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 01, 2007, 01:54:19 AM
We aren't planning much.  One day we are going to see the Simpsons movie with our older daughter, but I don't know which day that will be.  She's a pretty active gal, so we have to work around her schedule.  I see on the national weather map that there is a great big H over Iowa, so it looks like your great weather will continue for at least a couple of days more.  Hooray!
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Post by: technomc on September 01, 2007, 03:30:17 AM
Hi RM,
my girls thought the Simpsons movie was hilarious.
I can't say, because i have never even watched an episode of it... :-\
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 01, 2007, 03:56:11 AM
We have watched the Simpsons ever since they debuted -- can't believe it's been twenty years!!???  The humor ranges from the incredibly wry to the incredibly crude, something for everyone.  The characters are over the top, of course, but most middle-class Americans can identify with a lot of what happens in the show.  I'm not quite sure how it would translate for an international audience.  I suppose that some of what the Simpsons experience is probably universal; I just don't know how much.
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Post by: Binkie on September 01, 2007, 08:29:04 PM
Love the Simpsons,.....and this from someone who normally can't bear to watch cartoons. There's something about the characters and the script that lifts the programme above the norm, I think. I don't try to analyse it.....I just enjoy it!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 01, 2007, 08:30:39 PM
It's still pretty much as funny as it always was -- I love the celebrity "appearances" and have watched it lo these past two decades as well!
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 03, 2007, 09:28:35 AM
Your weekend is going all right, I hope?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 10:39:04 AM
Yes, R-M, about 1/2 work and 1/2 just vegging, watching movies and some of the Dr. Who I wanted to see. I've started watching another new show called "Mad Men," on AMC, that's a retro look at advertising in the late 50s, Madison Ave. -- lots of men in trim suits smoking cigarettes, their repressed wives, and scandals with secretaries. Actually quite riveting, since I did work at a big ad agency right after college -- Doyle, Dane, Bernbach, and had friends at Young and Rubicam. Volvo, Heinz Ketchup, Purina Foods -- little accounts like that! Very interesting show, but of course, although it is set a bit before my time working there.
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Post by: anonsi on September 03, 2007, 11:15:01 AM
Hey R_M, my weekend is going great.  Relaxing, swimming (final hurrahs of summer and all that), and a little bit of shopping.  Tomorrow I plan on going on a picnic lunch with some friends.  It's been a fantastic weekend here, weather-wise.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 03, 2007, 11:19:45 AM
Excellent!  Tomorrow I am giving my husband a haircut.  Not as exciting as a picnic...
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Post by: anonsi on September 03, 2007, 11:34:35 AM
I just got a haircut the other day, and I thought to myself, "There's no way that I could cut other people's hair."
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 03, 2007, 11:48:24 AM
I can't cut just anybody's hair...I started cutting my husband's hair at his request after we became engaged.  After 34 years of practice, I've got it down pretty well.  It took a while to get the hang of it, though.  It's a good thing I started in the 70's, when men's hair styles were on the shaggy side.  I cut my daughters' hair while they were growing up, too.  They didn't have much choice as to style, but I did a passable job and the price was right.
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Post by: anonsi on September 03, 2007, 12:00:03 PM
My mom used to cut my bangs.  They were always crooked, and sometimes way too short, but as you say, the price was right.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 12:20:24 PM
I've cut my family's hair, too, and not always with pretty results!

In the early years, I gave the boys those serf-like "bowl" haircuts, which, by the time they were 8, started causing major uproars. A few years later, my younger son decided we should get him his own electric shaver, and then he started giving himself buzz cuts. Later on, he just stopped cutting his hair altogether. I don't know which looked worse! All I remember was how much I hated getting their very first hair cuts. They both had such beautiful curly locks, it really broke my heart to see them fall on the floor. I did save a few bits, though, just to remind myself how pretty it was.
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Post by: technomc on September 03, 2007, 07:34:16 PM
Hello anonsi,
It sounds like you had a lovely relaxing weekend....good for you.

Haircutting story coming up...
Whilst on our Honeymoon in Jamaica, my husband decided to get his hair cut.
I begged him not too..it wasn't too unruly or long or anything untoward, but he insisted he wanted to. I had a premonition it would be disasterous....!!!!

Off we went to the local barbers. There was us 2 and 8 local Jamaicans sat in the barbers that was about the size of a very small garage.
We sat there like a pair of lemons, unable to understand a word that was being said, but fully aware that we were the topic of conversation. After 1/2 an hour a couple of the men started to talk to us....assuming we would know their Aunty that moved to Birmingham 20 years before...etc.

The queue got 2 smaller and still we sat there. After an hour i asked if we could go. James said we couldn't go now, we would look idiotic after having sat there for an hour. So we stayed. Now all the men were talking to us, so that was better. Another hour went by...and there were only 3 men in front of james. Still we sat and chatted. After another hour it was hubby's turn.
3 1/2 hours we had waited.
He sat in the chair...and the barber got his electric trimmer ready. Obviously it had only ever been used on affro hair. He put it to james' head and it whizzed through it like a hot knife through butter. So he had a great chasm from the back to the front that was less than 1/4 of an inch long. I nearly died. So he ended up having to have the whole of his head shaved, to even it up. It took less then 4 minutes to shave his head.
When it was over, and there was a huge pile of hair on the floor, i could have cried. With the white tide line it looked horrendous. He looked like he had just come out of a prison.
If only that were the end of it. He gave the sheep-shearer the money and we went. Had a huge row and didn't speak to each other for 3 days. He really looked like a convict.
Having worked with Customs and Excise several years before i knew we would be searched when we got back to the YUK,because he looked like he had just been let out, so we didn't dare buy anything to bring back. Just some coffee and a couple of books.
Guess who got stopped??? We did.
And searched.... very thoroughly...very very thoroughly. Not a thing was left unsqueezed, unopened, unprodded.....2 hours we were held while they searched us and our stuff....looking for drugs, and they weren't humoured by the haircutting story at all.....

The moral of the story... don't get your hair cut in Jamaica...
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Post by: Binkie on September 03, 2007, 08:01:17 PM
I larfed and larfed....even though it was a tragic story, really!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 08:42:49 PM
That really was shearly hilarious, T!

Accidents and incidents are one thing, but my hubby decided recently he just wanted to get his hair all shaved off deliberately! Boy did it take time for me to get used to that new look! And he isn't even going bald. Something about wanting to start anew.

I prefer to think it's styled more like a Tibetan monk than a prisoner -- it helps me from crying!
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Post by: technomc on September 03, 2007, 09:11:22 PM
Never mind threeb,
It will grow back..if that is any consolation.
And it will feel all soft while it does it... :-\

I'm glad you liked my story... we laugh about it now too....it only took 8 years for me to see the funny side of it, and have been laughing about it ever since....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 09:20:37 PM
The only sad thing about the adventure is that I wonder how long those Jamaicans laughed after you left.

As so hubby growing the hair back, it's been three months, and he's still shaving it religiously (geddit?).

Although it's saved money on haircuts, expenditures for disposable razors have gone through the roof!!  He came back to the Univ. last week, and all his students and other teachers were completely mystified and mesmerized at the tonsorial transformation.
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Post by: technomc on September 03, 2007, 09:22:46 PM
Maybe you should give it a whirl...you might like the look on you!!
It looked pretty good on Sinead O'Connor and Demi Moore....
My ears would get too cold, so i will give it a miss if that's ok...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 09:27:25 PM
The hair on my head is the only thing that I can manipulate, though, which serves as a distraction. If I were to lose that, then the crows' feet would be ever more prominent! I'd no more shave my head than go nude at the beach! I'm long past that kind of exposure, my dear, despite diligent stair exercises and brisk walking!
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Post by: technomc on September 03, 2007, 09:33:11 PM
MMMMM!!!!!!!!!
I have to agree with you on that one...even 'topless' doesn't appeal to me. And nor do i like seeing any others doing it...especially around hotel swimming pools.
I think it is quite offensive...not what i want my children to see....But the doers don't give a rat's arse about other peoples thoughts, feelings or children.
We have gone full circle back to the 'selfish' thread....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 09:42:06 PM
There's not much of that around here in the states, except perhaps at some private colonies or bored couples' parties, I suppose. Of course, I've lived a very sheltered life, and in Texas, which is smack dab in the middle of what they call the Bible Belt, if it exists, it's not discussed.

Nude beaches were more of a rage in Europe, no?

Mostly, the only times I hear about the topless stuff is at Spring Break where they film all those stupid "Girls Gone Wild" videos. And of course, there's always the prurient internet things which I studiously and completely avoid. I wouldn't have done it even in the bloom of my youth -- too Catholic! I would have felt so guilty, and imagined the nuns looking down their noses at me, certain that I would have been thrown into the pits of hell instantly!!  >:D

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Post by: technomc on September 03, 2007, 10:21:55 PM
I might have thought differently if my offending items had been smaller and less likely to block the sun out for all other sunbathers....
But that is all supposition of course...because they are not...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 03, 2007, 11:04:59 PM
My offending items (mostly in the lower regions) have been banned permanently from public places where their exposure would tend to frighten small children!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 12:55:01 AM
 :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:


You are very lucky then if it's only small children you frighten...i've seen grown men, grannies, members of the nursing profession and clerical types run away from mine...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 01:02:14 AM
I am very skeptical of all your talk about offending body parts, T! You look like you are still a lissome and lithe woman, without all the little rolls and paunchy places that only large haggish skirts could hope to hide! I'm sure you get your share of admiration from the local menfolk, but you are too self-deprecating to think they'd seriously notice you!  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 01:12:41 AM
Several fellows over the years have had what i'm sure they thought were sensible conversation, with my cleavage.
It's quite funny to watch actually.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 01:14:29 AM
I've had very limited experience in that area -- if they looked there, it was usually to see whether they could actually FIND one.  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 01:37:33 AM
I wish....
If i won the lottery that would be my first spend.....
A breast reduction....it's a shame we can't swop.. :-\
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 01:50:21 AM
... if wishes were horses ...

I wouldn't spend my winnings on plastic surgery -- scares me to death after reading some horror stories. Once you start (esp. on the face and eyes), you can't stop, because every few years, it all gets loose again!

If I were that rich, I'd just hire people to tell me how beautiful I look after they'd primped me up and put me in the proper light!
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 03:03:01 AM
I would probably go shopping for friends too....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 03:09:22 AM
And family, of course! Trust funds, and all that. I'd give it to them, and have them just pay my bills and buy me a cruise or two a year. A nice RV for road tripping! Fix up the old domicile, and then have time for writing and taking tons of photos. Oh, and hire someone to CLEAN HOUSE!

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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 03:35:58 AM
Sod the family..they can just f...f...f...f....
........forget it...

I bet they would all want to be really nice and helpful though....

My friends..now that is a different ball game....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 07:30:20 AM
Does that include your fellow Chillers (she asked timidly)??  :angel: :angel:
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 07:44:01 AM
You are my friends threeb, as well you know....
I'm surprised, and a tad hurt, that you even had to ask...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 10:23:23 AM
I just can't take anything for granted ... I didn't mean to hurt your feelings ... You know how insecure I am ... Thanks for being my friend ...  :'( :'( :'( :angel: :angel: :angel:
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 05:27:36 PM
I seem to have stumbled in to the Waltons' site again by mistake ... sorry!!!  ha ha ha  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 07:59:00 PM
That's right, dear! Here we are, the most funnest and sweetest chums and mates anyone could ever hope to have!!!

(http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/2682/mk017ms5.gif)
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 08:07:02 PM
Watch it ... you're in danger of becoming dehagged if you carry on with the chummy, sweet talk!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 08:09:46 PM
Well, she DID promise me a trip with the lotto money! I can't ignore that, now, can I? Besides, that would mean I could come see you, and we'd get Binks there, and a bunch of other haglets, and all have a real hag hoe-down!!!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 08:15:35 PM
That's alright then ... haven't been to a good hagfest in ages!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 08:17:16 PM
make sure to get your lottery ticket, too -- whoever wins, shares!
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 08:22:49 PM
Share it with the hags?  Are you mad?  Might spare a little something after I'd bought a massive house, been on several exotic holidays, bought several wardrobes full of clothes and given a couple of quid to hubby and son ... and that is only if I win at least 1 million!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 08:28:36 PM
The last big jackpot (which 4 people finally won last weekend) was more than $300 million!!! Would that do, o little princ-esse!!!???
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 08:30:32 PM
Would do to be going on with, I suppose!  As you know, I am v. high maintenance!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 08:31:50 PM
Oh, I know you'd part with a few bob, you old softie hard hag, you!
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 08:33:47 PM
You can think that if it makes you happy!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:13:06 PM
Hi girlies...
I would deffo go and buy HAG en daas ice cream for all of us.
HAGgis too, if you like that kind of thing.....
But only for my bestest fwends....
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:13:37 PM
Soft mare!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 04, 2007, 11:14:23 PM
Thanks -- as your friend, I'll be happy to share the ice cream and haggis any day!
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:18:20 PM
Haggis ice-cream.....MMMM!!!!!!!!!!
Must write this instance to Hag en daas and tell them of my new flavour idea....i'm sure it would be a best seller for Hot Scotsmen....[and there are a few...can't think of any but there must be... Ewan Mcgregor...nice arse....mmmm!!  Sean Connery...nice furry chest...mmmmmmmm!!!! Marti Pellow...nice little crooner with a sexy smile....]
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:19:33 PM
I will agree with Ewan McGregor but as for Sean Connery and Marti Pellow ... uuuggghhh!   >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:20:57 PM
He always gets his kit off...it's the only reason i watch a film he's in...
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:21:57 PM
I hope you mean Ewan and not Sean (old as the hills and still thinks he's God's gift) Connery!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:43:44 PM
Of course Ewan....
Nice arse...
Rather like VIRAL's quote of the month...
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:44:50 PM
Yes he has ... nice smile too .... rather scrummy altogether in fact!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:45:55 PM
Shame he's Scottish really...
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:47:41 PM
That's always a problem (no offence to any Scots here!)  Oops!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:48:54 PM
Jane comes from Manchester...she just lives there, so we can forgive her that little indiscretion....
I'm afraid i do have a very biased point of view...
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:52:46 PM
Och aye, so do I.  In fact, that reminds me of a boyfriend I had once (briefly) ... may have told you this before but anyway this boyfriend was Scottish and used to call me ... can hardly bring myself to type this but here goes ... hen!  Bloody hen!  Can you imagine how endearing that was to me?!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 04, 2007, 11:53:47 PM
  :laugh:  :laugh:  :laugh:
How fitting...
Meeting now..!!
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Post by: Linda on September 04, 2007, 11:56:13 PM
Good ... about time too .... try not to dazzle them with your intelligence and wit ... oh, I forgot, you don't have any ... sorry!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 01:01:00 AM
Ha bloody ha...
Well that was interesting....i love making management [ :laugh: ] squirm....
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 01:04:40 AM
hello Anonsi,
How are you today?
Is all well in your world?
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Post by: anonsi on September 05, 2007, 03:38:05 AM
Hey T.  Everything is going pretty well in my corner of the world today.  Not as good as yesterday (since I had the day off for a holiday), but pretty good for a work day nonetheless.

How's being back at work after such a looooong holiday going for you?
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 04:44:14 AM
It's been quite good actually.
It has been nice to see all my boys...bearing in mind i'm the only woman  and there is about 30 of them...good odds really!!!
Yes...it's a been a good couple of days.
I'm glad to hear you had a good day off....back to the grindstone now though...But that is always the problem...
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Post by: anonsi on September 05, 2007, 04:54:23 AM
So true, T.  It's always worse to come back from vacation than it is to go on vacation!  :-C
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 05:04:29 AM
I can barely remember being off now....
Time is just whizzing by...and that is scary indeed...
I won't get another break until Christmas time...and i'm sure you can imagine how much i'm looking forward to that!!!
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Post by: anonsi on September 05, 2007, 05:13:55 AM
Luckily I have time off in November for our Thanksgiving holiday.  It makes November and December fly by.
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 05:46:30 AM
Why do you have time off..is it a national holiday?
I thought it was just a good excuse for a good nosh of turkey?
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Post by: anonsi on September 05, 2007, 06:34:34 AM
Well, that and it's a national holiday.  8)  It's always on a Thursday, so we usually get Thursday and Friday off from work--4-day weekend, wahoo!
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Post by: anonsi on September 05, 2007, 06:49:25 AM
I should point out that Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday, but the Friday afterwards is just a bonus day off that many companies give their employees.
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Post by: technomc on September 05, 2007, 07:42:26 AM
That's nice...we get a few Bank Holidays a year. Which means we get a Monday off work. 4 a year.
Pretty tight really. Still what can you do?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 05, 2007, 11:46:32 PM
Good morning, anonsi! Having a day off today, or just getting in a few posts before you're out to work?
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 12:08:20 AM
Nope, don't have the day off today, Threeb.  What about you?  It's pretty late for you to still be hanging around!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 12:16:45 AM
Usually on Wednesdays, Anonsi, we start later in the day since deadline always goes late Tuesdays.

We'll be at the paper around noonish and stuff all the inserts/flyers, which takes about 3 hours or so, and then they go to the post office for subscribers, and onto the racks at stores, etc.

It's a pretty laid-back day ... gives us a break, since tomorrow, we're off to the races again!

How's work going?
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 12:21:03 AM
Hello lovey,
Are you okay today?

Not you threeb!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 12:22:45 AM
I'm NEVER (just) okay -- I'm always WONDERFUL!  ;D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 12:24:59 AM
Moi aussi
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 12:27:10 AM
ma petite pomme de terre!  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 01:18:22 AM
Ou mon petite oisseau....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 02:44:33 AM
ooh-la-la-la ... ooh-la-la-la ...

(the call of the little oiseau somewhere deep in the "foret des boites" de Paris!)
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 03:23:00 AM
Work's going fine, and yes, I'm ok today.

Estoy muy bien, en realidad.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 03:24:23 AM
Si, si, chica!!
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 04:06:44 AM
I couldn't let French take over the forum!  Especially since I don't know French very well.  Maybe Jay or mikkibkk could add in some Thai to add to the color of the forum.
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 04:14:15 AM
Convengo. El Espanol es mucho mas agradable de todos modos.


Green  or red Thai...???

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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 04:17:19 AM
I was thinking purple Thai.  ;)
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 04:18:14 AM
I haven't seen a Thai curry in that colour before....
I wonder if Linda has???
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 04:21:05 AM
Usted ha tenido un buen dia? Que planes usted tiene para esta tarde?
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 04:21:42 AM
I don't know, but I'm sure she wishes it came in that color if it doesn't.  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 04:24:49 AM
I think she would go into anaphalactic shock if someone dished her up with a purple curry....
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 04:30:09 AM
No tengo ninguna planes, excepto a limpiar, comprar comestbles, y hacer otras diligencias.   :P
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 04:30:39 AM
Especially if it were purple curry chicken!
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 04:37:14 AM
Or birds nest soup??

Nada entonces que excita. Nunca mente. Tenga una tarde reservada y goce de su propia compania.
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 06:35:48 PM
Just for the record ... I HATE CURRY SO WOULDN'T CARE IF IT CAME IN PURPLE, RED, WHITE AND BLUE STRIPES AND CONTAINED FEATHERS AND A BEAK BECAUSE I WOULDN'T BE EATING IT!  So there!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 06:42:53 PM
A curryphobe as well...
What are you not frightened of??
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 07:00:45 PM
YOU FOR A START!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 07:37:50 PM
Hello, LL -- so good to see you're alive and in fine fettle! So, could you just make us a (incredibly long) list of everything you hate (picky, picky, picky)... daily, it seems to grow and grow. Or are we merely lucky in hitting on those few several things by chance?  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 07:55:05 PM
I could ....

That colour (obviously)   Birds (shudder)   Spiders     Curry     Liver    Cucumber (ugh)    Melon
Cliff Richard     Richard and Judy (Brit TV presenters)    Noel Edmonds    Gallager brothers (Oasis)
Marmite    Creme caramel    Yoghurt    Monkeys 
Smileys    Handbags    Numbers   Spreadsheets   
Misplaced apostrophes   People who say baff, fink and fought for bath, think and thought
Strangers to soap and water!
Cleaning cookers   Mens' feet   Malta   Spain   Pink complexions(!)   Fleeces   Ginger   Honey
Nylon   Croc shoes (everyone seems to be wearing them)   Frills   Golf   Being told what to do!!

Will that do to be going on with?  Could make a list of things I like/love next!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 07:59:32 PM
I absolutely agree with at least 19 things on that list....
No we don't want to know what you like...
You will put that stupid twerp on the list....and things like that....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 07:59:52 PM
The latter list should be MUCH shorter, I suspect!
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:01:26 PM
Still don't want to know though...
But you know what she's like....it will appear any minute now..like it or not...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 08:06:44 PM
Oh, you know what the list will contain: that hideous duo, Pete and Kate, and every other bony celeb on the planet!

and Rafa ...

and okra ...

and pink lipstick!
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:09:11 PM
I know..
But not in this thread i hope....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 08:10:30 PM
She'll do it here just because you said not to!
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:12:06 PM
Hagmiss will tell her off....
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:13:47 PM
Here it comes threeb...
Are you ready...
She is doing it right now.....
Ready, steady...POST..
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 08:14:30 PM
.... any second now!
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 08:19:57 PM
Sun   Clouds   Rainbows   Sleep   Stars   Trees   Sea   Lakes   Sunsets   Apple blossom
Crimson   Scarlet   Black   White  
Raspberries   Pasties   Cheesecake   Macaroni cheese   Roast chicken   Chinese food   Roast potatoes   Cabbage   Leeks   Spag bol  
Marc Bolan   David Bowie   Jarvis Cocker   Michael Hutchence   Rafa   PETE   Placebo
Loud rocky music   Dry white wine   Vokda, lime and soda/tonic   Baileys  
Words   Poetry   Typing   Quizzes   Reading   Tennis   Cream roses   Sweetpeas  
Smell of paint/wood/glue   Cats   Lions   Tigers   Kittens
Make-up   Dolce & Gabbana 'Light Blue' perfume   Chanel No. 19   Stephen Fry   Van Gogh  
Art galleries   Summer nights   Fairy lights   Christmas trees   Libraries   Bookshops   Oxford
Paris   Rome   North Cornwall   Slouchy jeans   Wedge heels   Cryptic crosswords   Skinny youths

Do you want me to go on?  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 08:23:30 PM
Why stop now?  We're mesmerized! >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:27:47 PM
Speak for yourself...
My list of likes isn't anywhere near the same...

[Told Ya!!]
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 06, 2007, 08:28:52 PM
Let's have it, then!
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 08:31:20 PM
It would start with Tim Henman   Cliff Richard   Boring men   Bare faces   Pink faces   Fluffy fleeces   Flat shoes   Carbolic soap   Tweed suits   Lavender water   ...... am I right?  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 08:39:33 PM
Well actually.....
NO.
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 08:41:16 PM
I have been known to be wrong once or twice but I think not on this occasion!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 09:36:08 PM
You wait...
A comprehensive list will follow in due course...
Then you will see...
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 09:42:19 PM
It's not obligatory but I really can't wait to see how exciting it will be!  :-Z  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 09:44:29 PM
Boggeth offeth you sarky witch....
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 09:46:20 PM
They don't call me Hag No. 1 for nowt, you know!  Why aren't you working lazy mare?  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 09:55:40 PM
Is your list so exciting you've fallen in to a deep coma?  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 06, 2007, 11:04:42 PM
Patience....patience...
Buenos dias q'et al  Anonsi..?
Did you sleep well..
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 11:07:21 PM
I shouldn't think she did ... she'd be fretting away thinking about my coathangers and wondering why nobody loves her enough to buy her some!  Ha ha  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 11:12:02 PM
Sleep was ok, didn't get enough of it, of course.

Can't believe you like wedge heels, think they're hideous.
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 11:13:28 PM
You would!  Probably trot around in ghastly 'sneakers' and fluffy pink slippers!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 11:16:25 PM
Ew.  I do not wear fluffy pink slippers!
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Post by: Linda on September 06, 2007, 11:17:08 PM
Fluffy p****e slippers then!  Bet you do!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 06, 2007, 11:40:01 PM
I don't usually walk around in any slippers, actually.  Now that I think about it, I usually only wear slippers on Christmas morning.  Hmm, strange.
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Post by: technomc on September 07, 2007, 12:42:07 AM
Well you wouldn't want to upset granny who buys you a new pair every Christmas??
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Post by: anonsi on September 07, 2007, 06:58:47 AM
Must be something to do with the fact that we get up so early to look at Christmas presents, and then hang out in our pajamas for awhile before actually getting ready for the day.  Who knew?!
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Post by: technomc on September 07, 2007, 07:32:30 AM
That sounds like a very nice way to spend the day. we usually do something similar.
But i have to tell you...i really do not want to think about Christmas at the moment...so i am bowing out of this topic...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 07, 2007, 11:07:02 PM
Good morning, anonsi! Got anything on your plate today or special for the weekend? I didn't get away during the Labor Day holiday, and am still itching to head for the Gulf Coast before the weather gets cold. Have you ever been there? Or any other coast?
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Post by: anonsi on September 07, 2007, 11:23:09 PM
Hi Threeb!  My only plans this weekend are to have my bathtubs fixed on Saturday.  Wahoo.

Yes I have been to the Gulf Coast, and in it too!  Although in Alabama, and not Texas.  I've also been to the Pacific Coast, the Atlantic Coast, and along the Mediterranean.  I had a different experience each time, but each one was fabulous.  Being from a land-locked state, I enjoy vast expanses of water all the more.  I've also seen Lake Michigan, it's amazing how huge it really is.

What about you?  What coasts have you seen?  Hopefully you get a chance to go to the Gulf this weekend!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 07, 2007, 11:33:29 PM
Your weekend will be nearly as exciting as mine. Sadly, no plans this time for a quick getaway, but my granddaughter's birthday is coming up soon, so hopefully it will happen then.

I figured you'd be craving for bodies of open water (not like the movie, though) because of where you live. I've been to the Atlantic (both sides, including NY, Texas, Florida), the Gulf (Texas and Florida, too), and Lake Erie (also another very large body of water), Lake Mead (Arizona/Nevada sides). I've also been across many major riverways including the Mississippi, the Missouri, Rio Grande, Colorado, and the Seine (in France). Probably a bunch of others I can't recall. Yes, it's amazing how each is different and mighty in its own way. The Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands in upstate NY are quite beautiful as is Niagara Falls!
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Post by: anonsi on September 07, 2007, 11:43:02 PM
Yes, I've been to many other smaller lakes and rivers as well.  How old will your granddaughter be?
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 07, 2007, 11:51:04 PM
Good morning, ladies!  You are both very well travelled.  I have no experience with the Gulf Coast.  We sailed through the Gulf of Mexico when we came back from Panama, but I have never spent any time on the coast.  We hopped off the ship at New Orleans and commenced driving up to Kansas, our next home.

No big weekend plans here, either.  I have a meeting tomorrow morning, a user's group for The Master Genealogist.  TMG is a computer program for organizing one's genealogical information -- very powerful, but it has a high learning curve, so the users meet every month to share what they know.

My husband has been talking about going down to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a few days (think Cape Hatteras and Kitty Hawk), but he just decided that the drive is a little longer than casual.  Perhaps we'll end up at Chincoteague (as in Misty of).
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 07, 2007, 11:55:44 PM
She'll be a big 8!! I can't believe how fast she is growing. And cute as a button, a little Barbie with an athletic streak. And, of course, the smartest most clever child in the world!

Well, she and her little brother are in a tie, actually. We're still just discovering his best assets since he's not yet two, but there are signs already. He, however, has a bit more of the little imp in him and bears closer watching when it comes to getting into things. He's very sneaky, and tells no secrets! He once dumped a set of car keys into the trash bin and it took more than an hour's of frantic searching to retrieve them, while the whole time, he tore about the house, completely oblivious to our frustration.

Sorry for carrying on so much, but I'm just an adoring grandma, and you'll have to forgive me! Someday, you'll understand, too!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on September 07, 2007, 11:58:42 PM
Good morining, R_M!  You sound like you are very well travelled as well.  It sounds exciting to have lived in Panama, Kansas, and DC--they are all so different from each other!  I've only ever lived in Iowa, although I've visited many places.

Threeb, your grandson sounds like great fun.  No worries about carrying on so much.  I enjoy reading and listening about little kids.  They can be so hilarious!  I'm not so sure your granddaughter would appreciate being in a tie with her two-year-old brother in terms of smartness!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 07, 2007, 11:59:50 PM
Sounds like a really fun trip, R-M! Travel is the best education, I think. When our kids were young, we'd just go places, eat in local restaurants and get a feel of different people and locations. It's amazing how much information they picked up just by getting out of town!

Most of the time, I don't really care where we go, just so long as we hit the road. I've been hoping to visit Goliad, the other great historical site in Texas, next to the Alamo. It's on the way to Corpus, but every time we go by the exit, it's always a rush to get home or away, or it's too late in the day.

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Post by: rogue_mother on September 08, 2007, 12:01:00 AM
Threeb, of course there are no more clever or beautiful children in the world that one's own grandchildren.  Like Anonsi, I will have to wait for my own, but I don't need personal experience to know that this is true.  I have always been somewhat sad that my dad's military career kept us from really getting to know our grandparents.  They would visit occasionally, but it wasn't the same.  My two girls and most of their cousins have been in a much better position to have love and affection lavished on them by their grands.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 08, 2007, 12:03:18 AM
It's the best of BOTH worlds with grandchildren, guys!

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Post by: rogue_mother on September 08, 2007, 12:14:21 AM
Anonsi, as many places as I have been in the U. S., amazingly Iowa is not one of them.  I picture it as being a lot like Kansas, except that Iowa has more people of Scandinavian descent.
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Post by: anonsi on September 08, 2007, 12:17:55 AM
I'm not sure about the descent of people (I'll leave you to that, since you are the expert), but it is a lot like Kansas in terms of scenery.  As with any place you go, we have many interesting places to visit and to see.  It's surprising to see how much the landscape can change from one part of the state to the next, if you are looking for it.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 08, 2007, 12:37:39 AM
People always think of Kansas as flat, and it is, in terms of not having any mountains.  But as a Girl Scout in high school, I went on a bicycle camping trip (about 17 miles.)  I can say first hand that Kansas is not flat!

My impression of Iowa as a place for Scandinavians is based in part on a past president of our local genealogical society, who hails from Iowa.  He never passes up an opportunity to tout his Norwegian ancestry.  Also, we have a local radio talk show host who grew up in Clinton, Iowa.  He has mentioned his Swedish heritage on more than one occasion.
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Post by: anonsi on September 08, 2007, 12:51:05 AM
Well, my ancestors were German, and I know there are actually quite a few here with German ancestors as well.  More and more, we are also getting people from latin America, Bosnia, India, China, etc. etc. etc.  Like much of the rest of the United States, it is becoming more and more of a melting pot.  Although it's still predominantly people with European roots. 

According to Wikipedia, "Iowans are mostly of Northern European origin. The eight largest ancestry groups in Iowa are: German (35.7%), Irish (13.5%), English (9.5%), American (6.6%), Norwegian (5.7%), Dutch (4.6%), Swedish (3.3%) and Danish (3.2%)".  I'm not really sure what they mean by American, though.

They say Iowa is flat, too.  We have some fairly large hills here as well!
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 08, 2007, 01:15:44 AM
I think "American" just means white people who don't know what their ethnic heritage is or have a variety of ancestral origins.  I've got German, Swiss, English, Irish, French, and Dutch, plus, I think, a wee bit of Scottish.

I know what you mean about the melting pot.  Our local school district sends home school notices in five different alphabets.  When my daughter was in high school, it was documented that students in her school came from 28 different countries.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 08, 2007, 09:28:38 AM
Here it's mostly German and Irish/British and Czechs who were the early immigrants to Texas. Of course, the Mexican influence was always here, and still is -- possibly even more than before. Most everything here the stores/schools use English and Spanish. The Beltway area probably has a much broader melting pot, esp. since the East Coast continues to bear the greatest influx, I'd imagine from everywhere across the sea.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 08, 2007, 10:16:54 AM
We have a lot of Hispanics, too.  I imagine that in Texas you have mostly Mexicans.  Where my parents live in central Pennsylvania, they have mostly Mexicans and Puerto Ricans (all recent arrivals in that area.)  Around here we have a lot of Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Bolivians.  Their cultures are all so different, both from ours and from each other's.  It was interesting to discover that there are some Spanish-speaking people who actually do pronounce their h's, unlike what we were taught in Spanish class.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 08, 2007, 10:41:25 AM
Yes, we do have mostly Mexicans, but others are coming up here from Costa Rica and even farther south as well because it's such a direct pipeline up the hemispheres through Central America.
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Post by: technomc on September 10, 2007, 03:51:08 AM
Hi there Anonsi..
How has your weekend been so far? There's not much left of it now....
They go very quickly..
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Post by: anonsi on September 10, 2007, 03:55:58 AM
Hey T.  It's been ok so far.  I got a lot of things taken care of yesterday that I've been meaning to get done.  That's what happens when you are forced to stay home because you are waiting on repairs, I guess.  Haven't done a whole lot yet today, though.  You're right, the weekends do go way too fast! 

How's the decortating in K's room going?  What is the theme you are doing for her?
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Post by: technomc on September 10, 2007, 04:13:19 AM
Glad to hear it...things pile up and get left, and then all of a sudden there is an Everest to deal with...

K has gone all sophisticated and grown up.
She chose a beautiful wallpaper for her feature wall. It has a cotton white background and a large, delicate, pinkish tulip flower on it. That sounds awful, but it is very nice.
So yesterday and today i have been painting 2 of the walls a cotton white colour. They needed 3 coats though to cover the much darker paint underneath.
It is so much more difficult when i am having to work around the furniture being in the room...moving it from one wall to the next. No matter...it's getting there. I shall spend an hour or so after work this week. and then get it finished next weekend.
I washed her voile curtains yesterday...and turned everything else in the machine pink. I now have pink cropped trousers, a pink bra, and several pink school shirts.....
Still it makes a change from blue everything i suppose....

'Domesticity' is not my forte....
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Post by: anonsi on September 10, 2007, 04:30:54 AM
It actually sounds quite pretty. :)  Does it make you a little sad that they ares starting to want sophisticated, grown up things?
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Post by: technomc on September 10, 2007, 05:55:09 AM
Mmmmmmm!!!!! That's a hard one!!!
It makes me realise that they are growing up fast.
M still wants everything Spongebob Square Pants...
So that counterbalances the sophistication they like to think they have.. they are still little girls. This becomes even more apparent when i see their friends. But i thank God for it.
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:17:56 PM
Okay, roberts, how come you've managed to be the only one to get all today's common words in Challenge, plus the trophy, while still finding time to post pictures of babies and leprechauns?  Perhpas you really are a leprechaun, begorrah!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 11, 2007, 09:18:55 PM
Linda -- why are you HERE???? Completely off-thread!
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:19:50 PM
I do believe I'm posting quite correctly under The Daily Quest, am I not?!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 11, 2007, 09:20:58 PM
Well, excuuuuuuuuuuse me, O great hag! I thought this roberts thing was continuing in the other one ... pardonnez moi!
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:24:52 PM
Yes, but I can multi task .... bugging roberts in High Tea and bugging roberts in the Daily Quest ... my comment did, after all, relate to 'The Daily Quest' .... keep up, haggy!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 11, 2007, 09:34:37 PM
yeah yeah yeah



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/hells/lala.gif)
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:36:46 PM
(http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/sauer/angry-smiley-011.gif)
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Post by: roberts on September 11, 2007, 09:37:18 PM
Now come on 3-B...where do you get those cartoons?

I posted a piccy...no-one said it had to be of me!
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:38:42 PM
Threebee isn't common .... I think you probably meant me!

Not telling you where to get pics until we see your true image ... so shove that in your pipe and smoke it, mate!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 11, 2007, 09:40:57 PM
Thanks, Linda -- I think roberts is more of a "come-on" kind of guy, anyway!

It's not rocket science -- ever heard of smilies??? trawl (or troll) the net, mate!
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Post by: technomc on September 11, 2007, 09:41:28 PM
Um! Linda,
That is very rude of you.....
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:43:04 PM
Don't you start ... have you seen what he's said about Rafa?  Deserves all he gets!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 11, 2007, 09:44:01 PM
stay united, hags!
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:46:53 PM
    Sorry, threebee ... I will obey the hag code ....

    Fillet of a fenny snake,
    In the caldron boil and bake;
    Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
    Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
    Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
    Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
    For a charm of powerful trouble,
    Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. 

    >:D  >:D  >:D
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Post by: roberts on September 11, 2007, 09:47:10 PM
Well...I think I've thrown enough grenades for one night.

Hey, that was fun!

Same time tomorrow?

Roberts...out
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Post by: technomc on September 11, 2007, 09:47:39 PM
I warned him about that in the appropriate thread,,,,
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Post by: technomc on September 11, 2007, 09:48:46 PM
You will get a thorough spanking if you keep this up roberts....
You have been warned...
if you are not convinced check it out with Ollie's Dad..
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:49:45 PM
I've already threatened him with the cane but I think he'd enjoy it too much!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 09:53:29 PM
Goodbye, green features, hope you will consider your inappropriate behaviour and make amends tomorrow by taking back all you said about Rafa and by posting a proper piccy!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 11, 2007, 11:42:41 PM
You are cruising for a bruising roberts....
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 11:47:31 PM
Can I be first in line?!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 11, 2007, 11:50:48 PM
Anyway ... I thought you were going ages ago roberts ... can't bear to tear yourself away from us, eh?!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 12, 2007, 12:01:49 AM
With his latest piccy, I would have thought it was that you couldn't bear to tear yourself away from him, Linda.  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 12, 2007, 12:07:10 AM
What latest piccy?  Not the leprechaun or the baby, surely?!  Have I missed something?!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 12, 2007, 12:11:23 AM
Oh, I see what you mean, anonsi, what a flaming cheek the man's got!  Could have found a more flattering photo though!

Like this ....
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Post by: anonsi on September 12, 2007, 12:17:45 AM
I don't know, that one's a bit girly...I would have thought you'd want one more like this...
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Post by: Linda on September 12, 2007, 12:18:45 AM
That'll do me just fine .... excuse me, must go and have a v. cold shower!!  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 12, 2007, 12:19:56 AM
I knew you'd appreciate that photo.  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 12, 2007, 12:30:12 AM
Absobloominglutely!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 12, 2007, 12:46:31 AM
Yum...yum....
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Post by: Linda on September 12, 2007, 12:49:15 AM
... and triple yum!!!  Eat your heart out, roberts!!  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 12, 2007, 12:50:48 AM
I've come over all hot and sweaty...my pulse is racing.....i'm all light-headed....

Can you enlarge on that one for me please.....
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Post by: anonsi on September 12, 2007, 01:22:03 AM
Lol.  See what you've started, Roberts?!
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Post by: roberts on September 12, 2007, 01:38:06 PM
Hey Anonsi,

Yes, quite amazing really, and I wasn't even trying very hard...

I do like your photo of him though...is he dragging his knuckles in that shot, or does it just seem that way?
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Post by: technomc on September 12, 2007, 05:26:45 PM
UM! Roberts.....
I'm telling my mum on you....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 13, 2007, 12:02:15 AM
Boy, you guys really took ole roberts for a bit of a ride yesterday, didn't you? Sorry I missed all the fun.
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 12:17:41 AM
Watch out, Roberts, you don't want to let Linda catch you writing about Rafa like that!
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 12:30:25 AM
Don't worry, anonsi, I'm on to him ... he has been warned!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 12:32:18 AM
Uh oh, Roberts, you could be in for it now!

Linda, great job at moderating all things Rafa on the forum!  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 13, 2007, 12:40:10 AM
She's got a diploma in it Anonsi...did she not tell you???
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 12:41:47 AM
Thank you!  I have taken it upon myself to safeguard the good name of Rafa.  There are those (no names mentioned but you know who you are ... roberts) who are so jealous of his looks and talent they will go to any length to have a dig at him and I will not stand (or sit) for it!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 13, 2007, 12:45:20 AM
You go girl.....
I will back you all the way.
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 12:48:36 AM
Right on, hag!  He's bitten off more than he can chew here!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 13, 2007, 12:50:29 AM
I was going to say something else about biting and chewing, but eschewed it! >:D
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 12:53:03 AM
Best way ... no biting, kicking, scratching or chewing just yet ... will leave that until roberts puts in an appearance!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 12:56:07 AM
Good plan!
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Post by: technomc on September 13, 2007, 06:09:57 AM
I was sorry to hear your shopping trip was so mundane....

I thought i may have had descriptions of lots of lovely new clobber you had treated yourself to....
And then to hear you were having a reheated dinner.... :-\
Well i have to say Anonsi....it wasn't the most exciting post and did nothing to gladden my heart.
You must do better...
Get out there and do some 'retail therapy'. You might not need the therapy but i sure as hell do....  :-R
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Post by: technomc on September 13, 2007, 06:42:51 AM
where did you go....???
You were posting and then you disappeared... :'(
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Post by: Binkie on September 13, 2007, 08:18:29 AM
Morning T, me ol' mate. Yes, I KNOW this is the wrong thread, but I have to try to catch your attention.

YOOHOO T !
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 11:10:09 PM
Well, I did manage to buy lots of things at the grocery store that I shouldn't have, namely cookies!

Tonight I'm going to our farmer's market.  The weather should be lovely for it!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on September 13, 2007, 11:14:17 PM
That's interesting, Anonsi. I went to the Farmer's market here too yesterday (only open once a week). Got some lovely broccoli and a huge juicy mango. Ate garlic shrimp that was on sale at the grocery, served with pasta till I nearly burst! What a treat that was.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 13, 2007, 11:18:50 PM
Hi, Anonsi, I know what you mean about wanting to put on a sweater the other day.  The temps here have cooled down to the low 80's. Brrr!  Overnight temps are around 60 degrees, which *is* sweater weather.  I'd like to turn on the furnace, but for some reason the air-conditioner keeps on keeping on.
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 11:24:44 PM
Practically tropical weather .... it is a fine and v. warm 67 degrees here this afternoon ... hot enough for anyone!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 11:36:16 PM
Tomorrow we are supposed to have a high of 58!  Brr!  Apparently the weather is deciding that it is no longer summer.  :'(
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 11:38:16 PM
It's turning very autumnal here ... what word do you use .... fallumnal?!!!  Ha ha  >:D
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 13, 2007, 11:40:08 PM
Considering that the Scepter'd Isle is on the same latitude as Newfoundland and Labrador, it's no wonder that you consider 67 to be tropical.  When I visited England in 1973, the temperature was hovering around 80, and everyone was apologizing for the heat wave.  It's all a matter of what you're used to.
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 11:42:03 PM
I missed our truly great heatwave in 1976 ... was in Canada of all places!  When I got off the plane in Glasgow the heat nearly knocked me over!  You know how we Brits like to talk about the weather ... it's our main topic of conversation!  >:D
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 13, 2007, 11:43:20 PM
One or two people here know how to use the word autumnal, at least.  Otherwise they say fall-like.
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 11:43:46 PM
Apparently it's the main topic of conversation for all of the forum!
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 11:45:12 PM
No ... we do sometimes like to mention scented coathangers and Rafa ... just every so often!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on September 13, 2007, 11:47:46 PM
Well when you put it that way!  I can't believe how varied our conversations are!
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Post by: Linda on September 13, 2007, 11:51:12 PM
'tis a veritable pot pourri of exchanges!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on September 14, 2007, 11:45:41 PM
Hi anonsi..
Bye Anons...
catch up later gator...
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Post by: anonsi on September 14, 2007, 11:53:21 PM
Hey T, Later T, Have a great day T.
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 15, 2007, 04:26:09 AM
Anonsi, I got my last P word.  It is so everywhere.
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Post by: anonsi on September 15, 2007, 06:19:59 AM
Darn.  I was hoping that Linda still miscounted and that she was right the first time with 32.  I still haven't found mine yet, lol.  :P
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 15, 2007, 06:31:55 AM
Having gotten the last P word isn't necessarily helping me with the rest.  I found the A word that I think Linda was referring to, guess I'm on my own for the other two.
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Post by: anonsi on September 15, 2007, 12:19:20 PM
Well...I didn't get the last p word.  I missed: altar, plenary, and reply.  Reply!!!! I swear I typed this in!  I can't believe I missed it!
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Post by: rogue_mother on September 15, 2007, 02:50:10 PM
I whittled it down to one word before time ran out.  Guess which one I missed?  Yep, it was "reply."  Great minds think alike...
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Post by: roberts on September 15, 2007, 03:52:02 PM
Hey R-M

I feel your 'pain' sister...I'm one word short of the trophy, making up all sorts of 'words' trying to find it, and knocking my hit rate flat. And you know what it was...PLANT!!

Like Anonsi writes, I could have sworn I'd typed it in...doh!
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Post by: technomc on September 22, 2007, 08:52:49 AM
Hey!

You got your 2nd green star.


Well done you!
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Post by: technomc on September 22, 2007, 08:54:14 AM
1000 posts...
You chatterbox you!!!

Three cheers for Anonsi....
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Post by: anonsi on September 22, 2007, 02:57:35 PM
Thanks, T!  I didn't even notice.  I've been waiting for what seems like forever to get my second green star, and then I didn't end up noticing when it finally happened. Doh!  ;D
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Post by: technomc on September 27, 2007, 05:57:30 AM
Hiya,
Got your glasses fixed yet?

How have you been , had a good day at the office Dear?

We seem to keep missing each other and i have missed our chats....

Hope you're okay...
X
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Post by: anonsi on September 27, 2007, 06:01:29 AM
Hiya back at ya!  I'm still working...I have about another hour to go.  I've been pretty good today.  It was an exciting and unusual day for me.  We are making a video to show potential clients.  I got to go and watch the film shoot today and see all of the behind the scenes information.  It was pretty interesting.  You wouldn't believe what they go through to make something look good!

I've been missing our chats too.  :'(  Glad to see that you are on now though!
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Post by: anonsi on September 27, 2007, 06:02:11 AM
How about you...what's new with you?  How are your girls enjoying the new school year?
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Post by: technomc on September 27, 2007, 08:35:33 AM
What an exciting day!  We take it for granted really, but when you see what goes on you can begin to appreciate the hard work. that is why i always stay for the credits of a movie i've been to see. It's fascinating to watch all the hundreds of names roll past.

The girls are fine, they are getting on really well in school, i'm pleased to say.

Nothing much new for me though...working very hard. I am getting to the stage where i really feel the need to have some 'ME' time. Not much chance of that though. Never mind. It's one of the pitfalls of being a single parent i suppose. Nothing i can do about that though. And i wouldn't change it back again, so i suppose i should just shut up about it.

Anyway my friend, i'm off to bed. Talk again soon i hope.
Take care...
X

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Post by: technomc on October 01, 2007, 07:49:42 AM
hello Anonsi,
have you been away?
I have missed your little comments this weekend...
I hope you're okay...
LOL X
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 01, 2007, 10:22:44 AM
Anonsi, you must be having an awfully good time, which is great if that's the case. Check in sometime soon and let us know what's been happening in the life of our little haglet.
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Post by: anonsi on October 01, 2007, 10:45:18 AM
Hi all.  Thanks for the concern, but no worries.  8)  I've just had a fairly busy weekend this weekend.  A friend from my college days came back to Iowa this weekend, so I went out with a bunch friends to say hello.  A great time was had by all...well, except my feet.  They look like they got into a fight!!!  I picked up a few blisters, and someone must have stepped on my foot.  I have a HUGE bruise on top of my right foot.  It looks pretty disgusting.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 01, 2007, 11:02:43 AM
Well, at least you got it while having a wonderful time, if that's any consolation. Better than if you'd been trampled by horses or something dreadful, eh?

I'm glad you got out and had a chance to get with friends and kick up your heels!  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on October 01, 2007, 06:30:12 PM
Good on you girl, getting out there and kicking up some dust....
Glad you're ok....

Did you know that a stilletto heel can exert 100 lbs per square inch....no wonder you have a bruised foot , if someone trod on you....

That is good to know, girls, a very handy tip should you be attacked....stamp down as hard as you can..it hurts...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 08, 2007, 11:19:06 PM
Good morning, anonsi! Glad you see you back again. I've got about 5 more minutes before I must run, but just wanted to say hello.

Are you well? Enjoyed your weekend, I hope.  :angel:
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Post by: Linda on October 08, 2007, 11:20:14 PM
Hello from me, too, anonsi .... how's your coathanger collection coming on?!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on October 08, 2007, 11:34:50 PM
Hi Hags.

My weekend was excellent.  I went and saw my brother and s-i-l...because they had a baby!  I'm an aunt now. :):)  My brother is my only sibling, and this is my first nephew (it's his first child).

It's exciting.
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Post by: Linda on October 08, 2007, 11:40:22 PM
How exciting to be an aunty ... Aunt Anonsi sounds very grand!  I've got 3 nephews and 2 nieces ... all lovely although they do make you feel old!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 12:32:37 AM
hi Anonsi,
What a lovely way to spend the weekend.....
We spent 3 hours yesterday doing exactly the same thing...visiting my niece, partner, and their new baby Alexis, She was a week old and gorgeous.
I will post a piccy later.....

So was it a boy or a girl...are you an Aunt or an Uncle???
Did you get pink or blue things...???
So many lovely things.......you don't know what to choose....We just got one of everything pink...

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Post by: rogue_mother on October 09, 2007, 12:42:19 AM
Congratulations, Anonsi!  Now you can be a spoiler in the very best sense of the word.
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 12:43:00 AM
I bet she will too RM....
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Post by: rogue_mother on October 09, 2007, 12:58:06 AM
I'll bet she's not buying pink for a nephew.  Blue all the way, until he gets to be about two years old.  For some reason at that age most toddlers become entranced by the color p*****.
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Post by: Linda on October 09, 2007, 01:03:05 AM
You did that on purpose, RM!  When my son was born a so-called friend knitted him a vile jacket and trousers in the p colour ... as you can imagine, it never saw the light of day!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 01:04:50 AM
Do you mean a P colour or p colour...??
Cos i think i would rather have the p colour than the p colour.....

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Post by: Linda on October 09, 2007, 01:06:45 AM
I meant the p colour ... I don't speak to her now!  >:D
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Post by: rogue_mother on October 09, 2007, 01:08:26 AM
No, I didn't!  It's true!  My two daughters and most of their male and female cohorts at that age just loved that color.  Wouldn't have anything else.  For most of them it was just a passing fancy.  This was before the Barney invasion, but it was no accident why he was the color he was.  If your friend knew about your aversion, shame on her, but if she didn't, she probably thought she was just tuning in to what most kids like.
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Post by: Linda on October 09, 2007, 01:10:03 AM
She was just sadly lacking in taste, RM!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 01:12:13 AM
Bad taste is better than no taste at all!!!
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Post by: Linda on October 09, 2007, 01:14:13 AM
What's the difference?!  >:D
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Post by: rogue_mother on October 09, 2007, 01:15:18 AM
My dad would say, "Her taste is all in her mouth."
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 01:16:18 AM
i suppose with bad taste you have at least got some.....which could always be improved....  ;D
With none, you have got nowhere to go...  :(

I like that legend RM....i will have to try and remember that one..
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Post by: Linda on October 09, 2007, 01:18:15 AM
That's v. good, RM ... I will have to use that one on a regular basis!  >:D

My grandad used to say of two stupid or ugly people who were getting married, "They won't spoil two houses!"
And if he were drinking something not to his taste he'd say, "I'll be glad when I've had enough!"  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 01:20:02 AM
i love the latter one....
That is one i will use a lot...
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Post by: technomc on October 09, 2007, 11:52:05 PM
Hello anonsi,
How goes it with you today...
Are you on your way to work soon, or are you there already?
What's your weather like?
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Post by: anonsi on October 09, 2007, 11:57:33 PM
I'm at work already. Shh! Don't tell! :)

The weather's a bit chilly this morning, and I think it's supposed to be that way all week.  And it's about time, too!  This weekend was entirely too hot for October.  Don't get me wrong, though, I am NOT looking forward to the snow that will be here all too soon.

How about you?  How's your day so far?  How's the weather???
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Post by: technomc on October 10, 2007, 12:11:41 AM
It's been pissing down all bloody day....but not too cold.


And i have been busy..
Oil filter and oil changes this morning..
Paperwork etc this arvo...

I wouldn't be looking forward to snow either mate, and we don't get any...so i empathise totally...
My dad has jetted off this morning to his home in the Florida Keys, for 8 weeks. Lucky bar steward....wish i was there too...

How goes it at work? Organised your 'arrive by Limo day' yet?
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Post by: anonsi on October 10, 2007, 12:19:36 PM
Sadly, I haven't arranged my "arrive by limo day" yet.  Frankly, if I decide to hire a limo, I'm likely to use it for a day that is much more fun than just going to work! 

Work was ok today...busy, busy, busy.  Wish I had a home in the Florida keys too.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 10, 2007, 08:12:04 PM
And a very good (early) morning (for me) to you, too, guys! I actually lived in Key West (many, many) years ago and it truly was the nearest thing to paradise I'd ever seen. I'd love a little houseboat to live on, just fishing off the side and watching the sunrises and sunsets. (and a big motor to get away when a hurricane nears!)
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Post by: anonsi on October 10, 2007, 11:32:18 PM
Sounds like you would be happy with MM's life, Threeb!  You've really lived in a wide variety of places, haven't you?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 10, 2007, 11:38:10 PM
I guess so, anonsi, now that I think back, the list is a bit long. NYC, Vegas, Dallas, Key West, Austria, Boston .... not to mention seeing all the places in between and beyond! My husband, being an Army brat, claimed a new home every year or two (or even twice a year) and then traveled everywhere else in the Coast Guard. So between us, we've pretty much been around the world.

How are you doing today? It's warm and bright here today (cloudy, spitting yesterday) but the mornings are a bit cooler now. Great for early morning walks if I were so inclined. The sound of chain saws deterred me. Utility company is cutting limbs from around telephone/electric poles and lines in our neighborhood. At least they're doing something for us paying all those high bills!
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Post by: anonsi on October 10, 2007, 11:45:27 PM
I'm doing well today, thanks for asking.  How about you?

Our weather is crap today.  Cloudy and cool with a high in the low 60s/upper50s.  :(  It sounds like that is the kind of weather we will be getting all week too...I wouldn't be surprised if it rains all day too. 

The only good thing about this weather is that I won't have to run the AC, although if the weather drops much lower, then I'll have to switch right to heat!  A joke in Iowa is that you know you're an Iowan if you've ever had to run your heat and air conditioner in your car in the same day!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 10, 2007, 11:50:21 PM
That's funny, anonsi! There's been many a day like that here too. In the 40s overnight and in the 80s by midafternoon! I know exactly (Presactly! >:D, to quote LL) what you mean!
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Post by: technomc on October 11, 2007, 06:22:51 AM
How has your day been Anonsi....
...good, fair to middlin' or bad?

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Post by: anonsi on October 11, 2007, 06:30:26 AM
I'd have to say....average.  Nothing crazy exciting happening, or terribly bad.

I'm going to work out at the gym tonight after work.  :o

How's your slimming club (is that what you call it) working out for you?  What treats have you brought lately?
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Post by: technomc on October 11, 2007, 06:59:40 AM
My 'slimming club' is fine..
I'm keeping to my target weight with no problems, and pretty much eat what i want..it's great.

Off to the gym eh?! what do you do, aerobics, weights, circuits?
I wish i could find the time to go..i used to go with Roy when he was getting back to full fitness after his stroke...i really enjoyed it too...and over the years have gone sporadically...believe it or not i used to teach an aerobics class....in my less sane days...
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Post by: anonsi on October 11, 2007, 07:31:26 AM
"What haven't you done for a job?!?!" is the question.  >:D

I usually do cardio machines (elliptical and treadmill, most generally).  That way, I get a chance to get my heart rate up.  I work on strength training (lifting weights, etc.) at home so that I don't have to waste time at the gym.

My work has its own gyms, so I don't have far to go if I want to use one.  It's pretty convenient.  Although I still don't get there as often as I should.  Once a week if I'm doing well.  >:D

Lucky you for getting to eat whatever you want.  I wish I were at that stage.
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Post by: technomc on October 11, 2007, 08:10:26 AM
That sounds like a good workout....good for you. It's great you can use the gym at work.
We've got one too at college in the sports department. I should make use of it really.I got as far as getting the prices... I like the treadmills and rowing machines...

My diet is easy..really..if you want some details i'll send them to you...

What haven't i done...now let me think???
Brain surgery...
Astronaut
Train driver
Chiropody
Dentist
Check out operator
Plus others....

I have done a lot over the years..it would take too long to say....
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Post by: technomc on October 17, 2007, 04:51:57 AM
Hello Anonsi...
Are you there my lovely???

Where are you?

Where have you been?

COME BACK.....we miss you....
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Post by: technomc on October 17, 2007, 08:09:26 AM
Speak of the  >:D   .....there you are...  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on October 17, 2007, 10:02:20 AM
Hey T!  I feel so loved that I have been missed. :)  And I think you meant to type "speak of the  :angel:."   :) :)

I just got done having a nice cup of hot cocoa.  I feel cozy and relaxed now.  I've been checking in to the forum, but every time I do, it seems like all of the banter is pretty useless, leaving nothing to reply to.

How about you? How have you been?
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Post by: technomc on October 17, 2007, 06:00:42 PM
I'm good thanks....
Half way through the week again....yeeha!

Of course you are missed...you wallyess...

How has it been in the gym?
I'm still waiting for you to beg me for some recipes!!
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Post by: anonsi on October 17, 2007, 11:22:09 PM
Well, I haven't been to the gym yet this week.  I plan on going tonight.  And I'm pretty sure I've asked about your recipes before...everything you mention you are having for lunch, dinner, breakfast, or, for that matter, any meal/snack, sounds delicious.  Feel free to post away (your recipes, that is)!

Glad to hear you are doing well.  Has your weather been chillier again as of late?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 17, 2007, 11:27:49 PM
Hi, there, anonsi! Bright and cheery today? Your little piccy always makes me smile!
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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2007, 11:28:49 PM
I bet my little piccy makes you smile, too!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 17, 2007, 11:30:01 PM
It just makes me larf and larf and larf ......... !
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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2007, 11:30:51 PM
I aim to please!  Have you copied and pasted it into a word doc. so that you can enlarge it and have it made into a poster for your bedroom wall?!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 17, 2007, 11:33:54 PM
Next to mine?
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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2007, 11:34:41 PM
Do you have a picture of yourself on your bedroom wall?  How terribly vain, threeb!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2007, 11:36:15 PM
Anonsi, please don't be put off by the new thread's title ... haglets are more than welcome to post in there, too!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 17, 2007, 11:42:29 PM
Da Vinci's images are meant to be displayed prominently -- he is still the world's standard in my book. If only I had truly been his Muse!
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Post by: anonsi on October 17, 2007, 11:45:54 PM
If only you would post a piccy of yourself again!  Both of you!

How are you guys this morning (well, this afternoon for you, Linda)?

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Post by: Linda on October 17, 2007, 11:47:09 PM
Hi anonsi .... all going well here, thanks for asking.  How are you this fine autumnal day?  My piccy will return when threeb's reverts back to normality!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 17, 2007, 11:47:56 PM
I've just gotten attached to my current one, anonsi. I'm sure that will change in due course, but not just yet.

This is a lazy morning, although I can't sit around in my jammies ALL DAY (like someone ELSE I know  ;)) -- need to get moving within the next hour or two...or three.
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Post by: anonsi on October 18, 2007, 12:00:29 AM
I'm doing pretty well.  I get to wear jeans to work today.  It's usually a pretty big deal if we get to wear jeans.  Today is because we are raising money for our end-of-year charities.  We also are having a department lunch catered today...woohoo!  I don't have to pay for lunch.  :-H
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Post by: Linda on October 18, 2007, 12:05:28 AM
We used to have charity days where I worked.  Have had a 'Wear A Hat Day' ... found a battered old trilby for that one; 'Wear Something Red Day' .... plenty to choose from there; and a 'Wear Something Pink Day' .... had to scour my wardrobe, frantically searching through the scented coathangers, to find an old pink t-shirt!  I used to devise quizzes and get my students to bake for the occasions ... such fun ... and we raised lots of money ... not to mention laughs!
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Post by: anonsi on October 18, 2007, 12:09:36 AM
If only you had a "Wear Something Purple Day!"  Sorry, I couldn't resist...I bet you knew that one was coming.
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Post by: technomc on October 18, 2007, 12:10:14 AM
A salad for your dinner then Young lady, if you are going to trough at lunchtime....and a bloody good workout too i should think....

Recipes will follow in the new recipe thread.....

We had a 'wear your jeans for genes' day...and a 'Tickled Pink' week, when we could wear pink....and always fancy dress on appropriate occasions like halloween, new year, Children in Need, Red nose Day, etc....I was always the only one on my night shift that bothered, ever, for any event.....i loved it...it was so nice to get out of the awful green stuff we had to wear....and we raised thousands for the charities...
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Post by: anonsi on October 18, 2007, 12:12:19 AM
Yes, my work is very big into giving back to the community.  It makes you feel good to be able to help those in need, even if it is without much effort on your part.
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Post by: Linda on October 18, 2007, 12:13:48 AM
Do you honestly think I would enter into the spirit of a 'Wear Something P****e Day'?  Would rather go naked ... indeed, would have had to as I don't posess one item of p****e clothing ... except for a rather fetching bra I've just remembered about ... to my absolute horror!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on October 18, 2007, 12:15:41 AM
To T: Oh, and I usually go to the gym for a couple hours - sometimes more!  So I should be able to eat some at lunch today, don't you think! Hehehe.  Besides, I'm never one to give up yummy food.  And I don't believe in salads as main entrees.

To Linda:  I seem to recall you have a scarf or something similar that your mother/m-i-l (?) gave you.   >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Linda on October 18, 2007, 12:18:26 AM
No, I most certainly do not!  Perhaps you're thinking of the p****e fleece my mother insists on keeping by the door in her hallway or even the revolting baby clothes my friend (?) knitted for my son when he was a baby?  No p****e apparel is allowed over my doorstep!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 18, 2007, 12:19:57 AM
Oh, send it all this way, then! I'll take it!

And anonsi, I agree -- salad for a main dish is obscenely ridiculous!
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Post by: anonsi on October 18, 2007, 12:20:38 AM
Ahh, yes, you are right.  It was the purple fleece that I was thinking of.  Sounds v. cozy.  >:D

And I don't know what could possibly make you not want to let your son wear the purple knitted thingy that your so-called friend made for you.
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Post by: technomc on October 18, 2007, 12:22:56 AM
Very ungrateful i think Anonsi....
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Post by: Linda on October 18, 2007, 12:24:22 AM
You are being deliberately provocative now, young missy!  Get ye to your luncheon.  Salad is only good as an accompaniment to something more substantial, in my view!

Threeb, are you absolutely sure p****e is your colour?  Will it not clash with your ghostly, haglike pallor?!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 18, 2007, 12:25:29 AM
Oh, no, my dear! It goes beautifully with my greyish complexion! And I love the royal implications!
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Post by: Linda on October 18, 2007, 12:27:51 AM
Well then, as long as you're sure, I will happily forward all things p****e to you ... you can wear them Christmas Day and feel like the Queen!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 18, 2007, 12:35:11 AM
I'll even post a piccy!  8)
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Post by: technomc on October 18, 2007, 12:35:55 AM
Hooray....cannot wait...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 18, 2007, 12:50:37 AM
Must wait till after holidays, dear! Who knows what I'll concoct by then!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 19, 2007, 11:20:49 PM
Hey, anonsi! What's up, little haglet? Already up and at 'em or just heading out for work?
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Post by: anonsi on October 19, 2007, 11:27:25 PM
Up and at 'em!  As you say.

I managed to get about 2 hours more sleep last night than I have been as of late.  And I am still incredibly tired.  I guess I am just behind on my sleep. If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, I still don't understand how you can function on so little sleep!

How are you today?
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Post by: Linda on October 19, 2007, 11:34:08 PM
I got about 9 hours sleep last night .. bliss!  Must have been tired as I didn't wake up once during the night which is quite unusual for me these days!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 19, 2007, 11:35:57 PM
Well, tired is just a way of life for me, and "they" say, you can never make up sleep you have lost, so why worry?
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Post by: Linda on October 19, 2007, 11:37:03 PM
Do you take power naps, threeb?  If you sit down for more than 10 minutes do you find yourself nodding off?  Is it just me?!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 19, 2007, 11:41:05 PM
Yes, sometimes I do. I'll go out to the car in the parking lot, have a cigarette (I know -- nasty habit), and close my eyes with music playing for short breaks, instead of just standing on the sidewalk like a dummy!
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Post by: Linda on October 19, 2007, 11:43:48 PM
Sounds good to me!  You don't want to be standing on pavement loooking dummyfied!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 19, 2007, 11:51:11 PM
... or on the curb!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on October 19, 2007, 11:52:12 PM
... or even the kerb!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on October 19, 2007, 11:52:23 PM
Well, "they" can say all they want, threeb, but I really do think that I can make up on sleep.  If I've been getting less sleep all week, then I can sleep in on the weekend and I'll feel recharged and rejuvenated.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 20, 2007, 12:17:59 AM
Your piccy looks as if it was taken right after one of those rejuvenations! I guess they do work for you! Must be my old age showing! Of course, "they" say you need less sleep as you get older, so I must be very advanced!
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Post by: technomc on October 20, 2007, 12:39:25 AM
You know what they say 'one hour of sleep before midnight is worth 2 after...'
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 20, 2007, 12:40:33 AM
So if I go to bed at 8 p.m. and wake at midnight, it's better than sleeping from midnight till 8 a.m.?
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Post by: Linda on October 20, 2007, 12:42:15 AM
Doubt it, mate, just think of what you'd be missing too .... um, well, not much probably ... just valuable drinking time!  I rarely go to sleep before midnight, it just doesn't seem right!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 20, 2007, 12:43:10 AM
Presactly!  >:D No self-respecting H*G would dare miss the wee hours!
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Post by: Linda on October 20, 2007, 12:46:19 AM
'I'll meet you at midnight, under the moonlight' .... wasn't that a Smokey song?  Name of my cat also!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 20, 2007, 12:56:11 AM
Believe it or not, we used to have two black cats named Lucifer and Lilith! Honest truth!
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Post by: Linda on October 20, 2007, 12:58:06 AM
How utterly appropriate!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 20, 2007, 01:01:56 AM
That's about it threeb, but you need to be sleeping....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 20, 2007, 08:57:27 AM
I'm  :-S :-Y ... just ... :-P :-Z ... FINE!!!  :-P :-P :-P :-P :-P
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Post by: technomc on October 23, 2007, 11:40:22 PM
Hiya Anonsi...
Did you have a nice homey day yesterday? Get much work done?

How are you today?

I followed your and bobbi's advice....slept long and well[ish]....thanks...
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Post by: anonsi on October 23, 2007, 11:51:07 PM
Hey T!

Yes, I had a fairly good day yesterday.  Since I worked from home, I was able to have pancakes for lunch.  Yum!  It had been awhile since I had them, so it was a treat.  And yes, I got plenty of work done as well.

Today's going pretty well so far (It's only 8:49 in the morning right now, so we'll see how it goes).

I'm glad to hear that you managed to get a good(ish) sleep in.  I hope that things with your mother work themselves out.
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Post by: technomc on October 23, 2007, 11:54:04 PM
Glad you had a good day...and i hope today is too...

The biopsies are tomorrow morning...that will be fun...

But today is a good day, so i am not thinking about it too much...
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Post by: technomc on October 29, 2007, 08:08:01 PM
Hello Anonsi,
I'm sure you will be checking in sometime soon....
So, welcome back from your trip...

Did you all have a good time?
What did you buy?
Where did you stay?
Did you all stuff your faces?
Etc Etc Etc....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 09:50:38 PM
We expect a full report! If you're in shape to talk, that is.  ;)
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Post by: technomc on October 29, 2007, 09:53:11 PM
I bet the poor dear looks 'hag'gard today....with long aching arms from all the shopping bags she has been carrying all weekend....
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Post by: Linda on October 29, 2007, 09:54:51 PM
Probably loaded up on lots of p****e garments!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 29, 2007, 09:56:13 PM
You're purplably right linda...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 10:04:18 PM
I bet she did!
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Post by: Linda on October 29, 2007, 10:07:36 PM
What's more, she's probably wearing them ... head to toe in p****e .... loverly!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 10:10:44 PM
A purple haglet -- great for this time of year, too! V. fashionable.
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Post by: Linda on October 29, 2007, 10:15:29 PM
P****e is never, ever fashionable in my books!  Though, I must admit, I have been wearing some dark, almost bordering on p****e, nail varnish recently .... black cherry it's called which sounds much nicer than p****e!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 10:16:39 PM
Call it what you like -- it's a wonderful color. Despite your protests, I'll bet you look great in it, too!
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Post by: Linda on October 29, 2007, 10:17:30 PM
I do, actually, brings out the green in my eyes ... perhaps I will try and force myself to like it ... no, it's never gonna happen!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 10:19:30 PM
Hey, even men, for whom pink was always a taboo, are now wearing that colour. You could wean yourself into it gently.
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Post by: Linda on October 29, 2007, 10:25:03 PM
I'll give it a go ... palest lilac, on to mauve, maroon, burgundy and then ... no, sorry, feel sick!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 29, 2007, 10:26:30 PM
What about an irrestistible purple stone if placed in a tasteful setting?
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Post by: anonsi on October 30, 2007, 12:16:15 AM
Hey all,

This weekend was fantastic.  And I managed to purchase quite a few more things than Linda did on her trip to Scotland (was there any doubt?!).  I bought some clothes, 2 pairs of shoes (extremely cute heels, one red pair, one black), and some other odds and ends.

We stayed in a hotel, and yes, we stuffed our faces.  We had Mexican food for dinner and had some excellent margaritas there.

Regarding purple:  I went into one store where a song was playing saying how great of a color purple is, and how fun it can be to wear.  No kidding!  I was in a children's clothing store looking for clothes for my baby nephew.  Didn't find anything for him, but got a kick out of the song--I thought of you, Linda!
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Post by: technomc on October 30, 2007, 12:27:20 AM
i knew you wouldn't let the side down Anonsi....you're a good girl....

Glad to hear you had a good time...
We will look forward to pictures of your wayward weekend, or at least one of the shoes!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 30, 2007, 12:36:00 AM
Yeah, thanks for that update. Glad you had fun and no mishaps. And the story of the purple was very funny!
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Post by: Linda on October 30, 2007, 01:08:03 AM
A song about p****e?  You jest!  Glad you had a good shopping trip ... shoes sound lovely!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 30, 2007, 05:23:27 AM
Linda...see your own thread....

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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 31, 2007, 12:18:00 AM
Good morning, anonsi! How are you today?

Have a piece of pie -- Linda found a new game that will drive you mad! I can't remember which thread, but I'm sure you'll find it.
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Post by: anonsi on October 31, 2007, 12:42:55 AM
Good morning, Threeb.  I found the game (in the hags thread).  I think it's impossible and have already given up.  I'm terrible at it!
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Post by: technomc on October 31, 2007, 02:13:04 AM
Hello Lovey,
Are you having a good day?
Did you have Monday at home this week? That would have been good to catch up on unpacking, washing, wearing new shoes in....
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Post by: anonsi on October 31, 2007, 06:50:18 AM
Hey T,
Yep, I'm having a pretty good day today.  Nothing to complain about so far. :)

I worked from home yesterday, but I didn't really do any catching up.  I decided to be lazy and just work, hehe.  I am, however, wearing a new pair of shoes in today.  Yay for new shoes!

How about you?  How are you feeling?  Are you still deathly ill? ???
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Post by: technomc on October 31, 2007, 07:00:10 AM
I'm very glad to hear your day is going well...
'Hey, i put my new shoes on, ...' [that could be a good line in a song...]
Are they comfy?

I'm still full of cold....more chesty now though...which is not difficult considering the size of it...but hey! i don't feel too bad really....

I had my new venetian blinds fitted to my bay window tonight....they look very nice..

Are you off to the gym later?
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Post by: anonsi on October 31, 2007, 07:11:10 AM
No, my shoes aren't really comfy.  But they're heels, so what do you expect? 

So sorry to hear that you still have the flu.  It seems like a lot of people at my work are coming down with it, or their kids are.  I only hope that I can avoid it!  Poor you and Binks!

Venetian blinds, huh?  What color are they?  Do they look like wood?  And a bay window too?  Sounds like your place is just getting improvements left and right.  Sounds lovely.

I've brought my gym clothes today...so I should be going tonight, as long as the motivation stays!
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Post by: technomc on October 31, 2007, 07:20:39 AM
I used to wear 3 inch heels all the time, even at work [and i walked miles and was on my feet all day]. Then i got run over and spent 6 months trying to walk again, and wasn't able to wear them again, other than occasionally.
I do like them though...  [huge sigh...]

It seems that there are lots of nasty bugs about...we need a long hard cold spell to kill them off....

My new blinds are cream..they're fab, i love them. I am trying to get the house looking good. It hasn't been done for 7 years, so is all looking a bit jaded now, and tatty, with finger prints, scrapes, spills etc...but it's hard doing it on my own...I miss Roy for that too...he was quite handy when it came to DIY, and we were just starting to do things together in my house after his stroke... Bless him...

My motivation for exercise would have gone after breakfast...
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Post by: anonsi on October 31, 2007, 12:30:52 PM
Miraculously, I made it to the gym!
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Post by: technomc on October 31, 2007, 07:30:56 PM
Your virtuosity will get you far....
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Post by: anonsi on October 31, 2007, 11:56:35 PM
Yeah well...I'm not quite as virtuous today.  I didn't even bring my gym clothes!  It's Halloween...yeah, that's it...that's a good excuse.
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Post by: technomc on October 31, 2007, 11:59:12 PM
You trick or treated yourself Anonsi...
The trick - not taking your stuff...
The treat - not taking your stuff....
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Post by: anonsi on November 01, 2007, 12:02:38 AM
Hehehe.  I like that point of view.  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:03:43 AM
As if you needed to do much exercise, anyway! Unless that photograph is neck-up for a reason. I can't imagine any fat under there!
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:04:52 AM
I'm full of them, any time you need a boost...
Who ya gonna call....???

ME!...I can always find something positive, even in the most dire of situations....it does narf piss people off....


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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:06:16 AM
You will get a reply to that threeb, something along the lines of...

'Why do you think it's like that?' or 'Why do you think i go to the gym?'

I know our young haglet....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:09:18 AM
That's why she is a haglet -- I'm expecting as much!
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:11:09 AM
I can't believe what she said about another forum.....

An utter disgrace.....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:21:18 AM
Can she be forgiven? Not a peep from the webmaster ... web-master ... sounds good today! Actually I think he did say something about allowing discussion of other games ... I guess as long as we don't favor them over Chi.
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:23:31 AM
IT's tantamount to being a traitor...

OFF with her head.....

She can have it back tomorrow...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:25:30 AM
one would only hope!

Oh, yeah, blame it on someone else ... right!
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:26:57 AM
That's ok then, i'll let you off today....but don't push it...


No mention of your comment threeb about the head and shoulder shot...

Perhaps she has already had her head chopped off, hence the photo....!!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:28:26 AM
We'll replace it with a pumpkin!
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:30:26 AM
I thought as much.....

I'm not sure the pumpkin colour will go with the top....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:32:02 AM
we can dye it purple!!!
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 12:32:54 AM
True......and you're welcome...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:33:37 AM
You can count on us for support!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 12:49:00 AM
If you ever lose your head, anonsi, you can have this one!

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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 01:52:10 AM
The staring eyes are a bit spooky...and i'm sure our dear Anonsi has got more teeth than that....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 02:02:10 AM
It is only to be used temporarily in an emergency! Besides, the look might actually grow on her!!!! >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 02:51:37 AM
Triffid like maybe??
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 01, 2007, 03:10:18 AM
 ;) >:D ;)
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 05:38:43 AM
Anonsi, guess what housy thing i did today???

I put up some new cream curtains in my bedroom....and they look very nice.
I had bought them for the lounge but they were too short, which is why i ended up getting the blinds, so they are now upstairs, looking good....
At some stage i will put up the blinds that i bought for the lounge, that were also too short, in my bedroom too.

It was a disasterous shopping trip as far as my lounge was concerned, but a bonus for my bedroom....

What plans for this evening do you have....are you treating yourself to anything else - apart from a night off from the gym?
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Post by: anonsi on November 01, 2007, 10:46:35 AM
Yay for new blinds in your bedroom!  Now you have an excuse to go shopping again!...oh wait, you don't really like doing that, do you?

I had a headache all day, so I'm pretty much doing nothing but relaxing all night. :)
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Post by: technomc on November 01, 2007, 07:15:10 PM
Good for you...
I hope it goes away, and you feel better tomorrow....i hate headaches...
{maybe it's your body rebelling about not going to the gym...  :-\ ]
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Post by: anonsi on November 02, 2007, 12:08:12 AM
I thought the same thing!  So I went to sleep early last night, and didn't go anywhere near my gym clothes this morning!  ;D

How was your Halloween?  Did you have lots of trick or treaters?
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 12:10:03 AM
Hi anonsi ... as I have posted somewhere else, I had only about 10 groups of little witches last night ... one dressed in a p****e cape!!  She didn't get much, I can tell you!   >:D
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Post by: anonsi on November 02, 2007, 12:12:35 AM
I don't get trick or treaters at my place, as I live in a building with security doors.  But my parents said that they had about 70 kids come to their house (which is pretty good since they live in a small town).
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 12:15:25 AM
They must have been going mad ... 70?!  I think the trick or treat theme is wearing off over here ... never been a really big thing anyway ... roll on Bonfire Night!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 12:17:20 AM
I was gone most of the time, and found no toilet paper hanging in the trees, so nobody must have showed up. The long, dark driveway to the looming hill-side home must have discouraged them in my neighborhood.
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 12:18:42 AM
My mother was a bit peeved, to say the least, to find that some little darlings had thrown an egg at her window the night before Halloween .... thing is, she got no callers at all on the actual night!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 12:20:36 AM
Little ruffians! Off with their heads!
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 12:22:33 AM
Best end to them!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 12:40:15 AM
I had one lot knocking on my door, which i just ignored. They soon disappeared.
....after not winning the pumpkin comp i wasn't in the mood.....no sour grapes there at all....!!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 12:42:52 AM
I guess you were hoping the pumpkin would turn into Cinderalla's carriage?
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 12:45:17 AM
I've kissed a lot of frogs threeb, and realised some time ago, that there was not going to be any miraculous change into a handsome prince....

All i wanted was the bag of goodies...after my spectacular effort.....

Later...
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Post by: anonsi on November 02, 2007, 01:56:41 AM
One guy at my work had 150 at his house.  He said he ran out of candy by 7 p.m.  Usually trick or treating goes until 8!
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Post by: birdy on November 02, 2007, 02:10:05 AM
They were all over the streets in my neighborhood.  Most of the people here stand out by their steps to hand out candy to the kids going by - keeps them from climbing the steps to ring the bell (it's a neighborhood of brownstones/rowhouses).  I notice that the kids from outside the neighborhood who come here (for better pickings?) tend to concentrate on the shops on the main street of the neighborhood.  to keep the chaos under control, most of the shops have a person designated to stand by the door to hand out the goodies.

And then of course at night, the grownups come out to play in the Greenwich Village Hallowe'en parade - lots of imagination shown there.  I never go - I'm too short to see over the crowds - but I usually watch it on TV.  At least they're not asking for candy.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 03:05:04 AM
That's gotta be a wild parade, there! I'm sure there are just as many crazies still living there as when I prowled MacDougal Street, lo these many years (now, decades) ago!
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 03:21:22 AM
So, you're a shorty, too, birdy .... join the club!  T and I are both vertically challenged, too!!  Hope by short you mean under 5'3"!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 03:29:34 AM
I bet I'm shorter -- 5'1" on a tall day!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 03:31:48 AM
Oh, threeb, I didn't realize you were one of us, too!  I am about 5'2" .... if I stand up straight!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 03:37:19 AM
Short hags are more effective, you know!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 03:45:48 AM
The nicest things come in small packages...
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 03:47:39 AM
Small, but beautifully formed!  There is more power in a short hag as it has to be concentrated into a small space!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 03:52:59 AM
 >:D (You know the word!)
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 03:55:55 AM
Does it end in actly...
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 03:58:15 AM
I would certainly hope so!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on November 02, 2007, 04:17:12 AM
I'm feeling left out, since I am 5'7"!
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Post by: Linda on November 02, 2007, 04:17:38 AM
A positive giant, mate!!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on November 02, 2007, 04:18:46 AM
I am NOT a giant!  :-[
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 04:20:05 AM
A regular Ent!!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 04:30:39 AM
You lucky mare Anonsi....i would love to be that tall. I am on the phone, but it's just not the same.
 Even in heels i'm not that tall. I would be so much slimmer if i had that extra 5 inches...in height rather than girth.... :'(
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Post by: jane@manutd on November 02, 2007, 07:38:46 AM
5' 3" here and just about right - hubby is 6' !
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Post by: technomc on November 02, 2007, 08:00:03 AM
What a select petite bunch we are....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 02, 2007, 11:07:54 AM
Like dynamite -- good (and powerful) things come in small packages!
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Post by: Linda on November 03, 2007, 12:04:03 AM
Hi anonsi ... sanity at last!  Have you managed the Pie Eating Contest game yet?  Still can't get below 16 bites despite a handy hint from birdy!  Was dreaming about the flaming thing last night!  Given up on the rooms games, giving me the creeps!
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Post by: anonsi on November 03, 2007, 12:15:03 AM
Nope.  Didn't get the hint, and I can't get it even close to 16, so gave up a long time ago.  As for the room games, gave up on the red one, moved onto the green one.  Found out there was a dead body in the green one, and found some of the stuff, but when it talked about raising dead spirits or some such gave up on it to.  It's creepy!

I checked out some of the other games on the pie eating contest site, and they can be equally frustrating.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 12:17:50 AM
Hi, anonsi! You're so right -- the pie thing and the rest of 'em have given me a rash!
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Post by: Linda on November 03, 2007, 12:18:31 AM
Have you tried the one with the ducks?  Maddening!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on November 03, 2007, 12:25:30 AM
Yes, and I agree!

Have you tried the one with the fireflies?  Sometimes they move so bloody slowly, and at others, they move incredibly fast!
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Post by: Linda on November 03, 2007, 12:26:39 AM
No, haven't tried that one ... will check it out later!  Just had another go at the ducks ... got 22 round the right way ... can't get any higher!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 12:28:41 AM
Hey, anonsi -- I missed the ducks and fireflies. Which game site are they on? The pie game?
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Post by: anonsi on November 03, 2007, 12:31:57 AM
http://www.microprizes.com/mpmap.htm

Here you go, Threeb!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 12:34:35 AM
Thanks, anonsi! You're such a nice and helpful haglet! I'll try it in a bit and bookmark it -- as the "drive you crazy games"!

So, no big plans for the weekend yet? Will be hard to top the last one, I imagine!
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Post by: Linda on November 03, 2007, 12:36:42 AM
Just before I tackle my tricky bit of proofreading had a go at the firefly game .... aaaahhhh!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 12:37:45 AM
Now the ducks have me totally quacked up!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on November 03, 2007, 12:48:03 AM
I told you it was frustrating!  Well, not in those words, exactly....

And yes, I do have big plans for this weekend, Threeb.  And I think it might just top last weekend. :)
I get to go see my baby nephew.  He's not quite one month old.  I'm so excited, and on Sunday we are having his baptism and I get to be his sponsor along with my sil's brother and sister!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 12:53:26 AM
Awwwwwwww! That's great! Yes, it might just top it all -- babies usually trump everything else. I remember when my grandson was baptized -- now nearly 2 years ago. That was wonderful! They showed him off to everyone in the church, and we took lots of piccies! Tears of joy, and all that.
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Post by: technomc on November 03, 2007, 02:47:21 AM
That sounds like another great weekend Anonsi...i hope you are going to wear your new shoes.
You must take some pix and post them in the baby picture thread [whatever section].
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Post by: birdy on November 03, 2007, 08:51:56 AM
Oh my god Anonsi - you've just provided me with yet another way to avoid cleaning my house.

I tried the cookies, but gave up.  I did get all the ducks facing the right, but have no idea if I could ever do it again.  On to the fireflies...
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Post by: anonsi on November 03, 2007, 12:10:53 PM
I also tried the cookies and gave up.  I don't feel so bad now that I know I'm not the only one!  And don't blame me...Linda showed us the original site, I just took it one step further. :)
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Post by: technomc on November 03, 2007, 12:43:09 PM
I gave up on the cookies, and the ducks, and the sheep/cows/pigs thing, and the bumper cars...but i quite like the firflies...i'm quite good at that one..but now it's too late, and i need some kip...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 03, 2007, 08:27:08 PM
The little firefly game is quite enchanting, but just another exercise in frustration. At least there's no time limit, so less pressure in that regard. I went through up to the 8th exercise -- put all the fireflies in the jar without letting the captured ones escape. Quite like herding cats!
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Post by: birdy on November 04, 2007, 02:29:46 AM
I tried the fireflies, but had to give it up to watch the season finale of "Meerkat Manor" - am following that series the way many follow the soaps.

I love the new photo, Threeb, but shudder to think what Linda will say.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 04, 2007, 02:33:56 AM
You're right! But it's such a beautiful bird. I know -- I'll just tell her it's just a very fat butterfly!
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Post by: Linda on November 04, 2007, 03:32:17 AM
Could hardly believe my eyes when I see your new pic, threeb!  Are you trying to scare the living daylights out of me?!  What with birdy being called birdy and you with your piccy (and no, I do not believe, for one minute, that it is a fat butterfly, although it is an appealing thought) I feel slightly queasy!  Must change my pic ... now then, what can I be?  Leave it with me!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 04, 2007, 03:37:01 AM
It was soooooooo cute! Tis done, milady! I'm just getting everyone riled up today, aren't I?

I'll just have to leave ... regroup ... pray ... confess ... and return humbly contrite!  :'(
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Post by: Linda on November 04, 2007, 03:38:11 AM
Much better ... thank you, mate!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 04, 2007, 03:40:18 AM
Okay, then, O great hag! I'll try to be quiet now. Pondering my navel, my fate, my dirty dishes!
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Post by: technomc on November 05, 2007, 10:38:45 AM
Hiya Anonsi,
I've been thinking about you all day.
I hope the Baptism went well, and you all had a lovely time.
Congratulations on being a sponsor. It is an honour, and i'm sure you will fullfill all your duties as a Godmother and an Aunt.
Post a piccy asap....
Well done....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 05, 2007, 10:50:17 AM
Oh, yes -- I'll bet it was wonderful, anonsi. We expect a full report on our desks screens in the morning!
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Post by: technomc on November 06, 2007, 03:32:47 AM
Monday is usually your 'stay at home day' Anonsi....
I'm surprised we have seen or heard from  you yet.
Does this mean you are playing away still??? Are you being a naughty girl???
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Post by: anonsi on November 06, 2007, 04:28:10 AM
Hey T!  The seeing my nephew was excellent, of course.  I haven't had a chance to get the piccies off my camera yet, but will post once I do.

I'm not being naughty--I'm being nice!  Actually working for once. :) >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 06, 2007, 04:35:28 AM
You good girl.....
[I'm not convinced but hey, what do i know??]

So the weekend went well then, and the baptism went smoothly...no screaming as the baby got drowned?
Did you look nice, what gift did you buy?
I want to know all the gruesome details.....
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Post by: anonsi on November 06, 2007, 04:48:09 AM
Of course I looked nice!  Don't I always?!  The baby slept through the entire service, and even photos afterwards!  There were supposed to be words on a screen for the sponsors to read off of, but the screen wasn't working properly, so we just had to mumble some stuff and pretend like we knew what we were doing.  Other than that, everything went smoothly.  I got him a cross to hang on his wall that has a saying on it.  Very cute and appropriate.  :angel:
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Post by: technomc on November 06, 2007, 05:41:13 AM
That all sounds very right and proper....with no excitement...always the best way.
I am glad it went well. How, pray tell, would i always know that you look nice...other than hazzarding a guess???
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Post by: anonsi on November 06, 2007, 05:51:47 AM
You see my picture nearly every day, don't you?  And you should just be able to know.  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 06, 2007, 05:54:26 AM
But you always wear the same outfit.....
You always look lovely in it...but it is always the same one  :-\
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Post by: anonsi on November 06, 2007, 05:56:13 AM
I could say the same for you!  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 06, 2007, 06:12:21 AM
You certainly could, and it would be the truth....
However, you have seen my wellies and my HI Viz vest....[i wonder is Viz will ever dain to post again?]
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Post by: anonsi on November 06, 2007, 02:51:28 PM
I wonder so too.  I miss her.
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Post by: technomc on November 07, 2007, 12:59:50 AM
Well Howdy dudey Anonsi.....
You're about bright and early today....
Off to work in a while?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 07, 2007, 01:05:23 AM
Hey, from me too! Missed you, but am happy your weekend was so wonderful!
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Post by: anonsi on November 07, 2007, 05:10:01 AM
Hello Ladies!  I'm always about bright and early T--though not as bright and early as Threeb usually is!  And I suppose I'm not usually "bright" in the morning.  Quite the opposite, in fact.  I am definitely NOT an early riser, especially this time of year when it is still dark when I wake up!
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Post by: technomc on November 08, 2007, 10:00:39 AM
hello my lovely,
Are you having a good day?
Are you off to the gym soon?
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Post by: anonsi on November 08, 2007, 11:01:07 AM
Hey T!

Today was a pretty good day.  I don't think I'm going to the gym at all this week, though...  :-\
But as a certain someone is visiting this week, I didn't really feel like going, if you know what I mean.

How about you?  How was your day?  Are you feeling better?  How is your mother?  Are the girls home yet?  Sorry for the 20 questions, but I feel like we haven't caught up in awhile.
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Post by: technomc on November 09, 2007, 05:20:20 AM
You're right my lovely, we haven't.
My cold is still the same, but as it's a viral infection there is nothing the Doc can give me to help...
Work is as busy as always...today is my busiest day.
The girls are still staying at my Dads with their Dad, until Sunday.
My mum is fine, and is interfering every hour with the girls [she lives next door to my dads house...long story, don't ask...] and James....

Our weather has turned nasty.....it's cold, windy and wet....and dark....

Other than that, all is fine and dandy....

The exercise would probably have done you the world of good....but i know what you mean...!!!
Have you sorted out the photos from your weekend yet? Can't wait to see them...

I'm glad you're okay, and your day went well....
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Post by: technomc on November 14, 2007, 03:03:00 AM
Hello lovey...
How are you today?
What did you do at the weekend that kept you away the whole time...?
I hope it was something nice...
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Post by: anonsi on November 14, 2007, 03:06:52 AM
Not a whole lot actually.  My mother had to work this weekend (she usually doesn't) so I came in and joined her for lunch both days.  I also did some cleaning (it really needed it), and some other errands.

I'll be on vacation next week, so don't worry about where I've gone!  I'm not sure how I'll be able to survive for so long with out Chi and all of you on the forum!
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Post by: technomc on November 14, 2007, 03:10:27 AM
Where are you off too while on your holidays?
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Post by: anonsi on November 14, 2007, 04:12:37 AM
I'm going to Mexico.  Should be a blast!  Although I'm not going to any beaches, more toward the central region of the country.  I can't wait.  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 10:02:36 PM
What towns are you visiting, anonsi? Any ruins? Mountains? Will you be riding a mule for transportation? Do you expect to meet a swarthy man and have a heartbreaking but unforgettable dalliance?  >:D

Whatever else you do, just remember -- DON'T DRINK THE WATER!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 10:13:31 PM
.... no, stick to the tequila!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 10:28:01 PM
... and make sure it has the worm! Yum, yum!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 10:29:38 PM
A perfect drink for a haglet!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 10:30:25 PM
Let me be the first to say it today ...












Presactly!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 10:32:14 PM
It will be inscribed on our tombstones, threeb!!  Quite fitting, and apt, really!    >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 10:40:26 PM
I'm writing it up in my will! It's the only thing I'll have to pass down to the kids!
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 10:46:07 PM
More than enough for anyone!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 10:47:19 PM
That's (f)right.  >:D
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 10:57:23 PM
 :D  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 11:01:43 PM
I wonder if there was a dalliance for anonsi last weekend ... did she mention someone "special"?  :angel:
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 11:06:58 PM
Did she?  Have I missed some goss?  Spill the beans, anonsi ... we want details!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 11:14:11 PM
I looked back in this thread and didn't see it -- it was in the midst of something earlier ... hmmm. Perhaps I was just reading too fast ... some days, it's all I can do just to reread all the stuff everyone's been babbling about and hard to catch it all.

We'll just have to ask!
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 11:21:25 PM
.... natch, as you know, I'm not backwards in coming forwards!!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 14, 2007, 11:23:47 PM
Such language!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 14, 2007, 11:45:11 PM
I loved Acapulco Anonsi, and did go a bit inland, but not far enough to say i saw any culture....
You will love it....but be careful of the hot food...it is really hot, and it burns both ends....[toilet roll in the fridge the night before is my recommendation...!!]

I'm sure if Anonsi had met anyone, us quiet unassuming, totally gossip free friends would be the first to be told!!! Don't you agree??
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Post by: Linda on November 14, 2007, 11:50:05 PM
No!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on November 15, 2007, 12:24:54 AM
There's a shocker....
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Post by: anonsi on November 15, 2007, 01:19:06 AM
I'm mostly going to places near Mex. City, threeb.  And I'll be seeing at least 3 famous ruins!
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Post by: technomc on November 15, 2007, 01:22:51 AM
Fantastic Anonsi....
Sounds great...can i come please??
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 15, 2007, 10:47:02 AM
I'll saddle up the mules, anonsi! Sounds like a blast!  ;)
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Post by: technomc on November 27, 2007, 08:14:44 PM
Hey Anonsi,
Are you home from your hols amigo?
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Post by: anonsi on November 28, 2007, 01:55:57 AM
Yep, I'm back now!   ;D  It was fantastic, and I definitely wish that I could have stayed longer.  Quite a bit of the trip made me appreciate what I have at home all the more...especially the bit about having plenty of good drinking water and clean air.
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Post by: technomc on November 28, 2007, 02:23:45 AM
Hey....     i missed you...
Glad you're back and that you had a lovely time...
It is definately an eye-opener....but when all is said and done, Mexico is still considered to be a third world country....

When i was there, many years ago now, i thought the same as you, so obviously not much has changed.

Post a piccy or several....
I'm really pleased to hear from you...
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Post by: anonsi on November 28, 2007, 02:56:52 AM
I'll try to post a piccy or several (I took over 500 in the span of a week!), but I'm pretty behind in posting piccies as it is...so there are no guarantees!
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Post by: technomc on November 28, 2007, 03:00:43 AM
I'm sure you'll manage....
I'm looking forward to it...nothing like someone elses fab holiday pix to really piss me off and put me in a bad mood for the rest of the week.....
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Post by: birdy on November 28, 2007, 09:00:24 AM
But you'll be travelling pretty soon for the wedding, won't you?  I'm sure it would be warmer in Italy so it would be nice to have it there.
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Post by: anonsi on November 28, 2007, 12:16:13 PM
If that's the case, then I'll wait until a Sunday to post the pics so that you don't have long to be pissed off, T!  >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on November 28, 2007, 02:34:44 PM
Oh, please, anonsi, don't wait that long! I'm really dying to see them -- I just went away for the holidays, and haven't had a chance to greet you back properly. Sounds like you just had a blast!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 01, 2007, 01:56:15 AM
Boy, it sure sounds like things are gearing up for you, anonsi ... and haven't you been the busy little bee?

Will you be able to post some pix soon? I've been dying to see them.

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Post by: anonsi on December 01, 2007, 04:07:13 AM
Well, I can't find the cord that takes the pics off my camera and transfers them to the computer!  But I haven't really had the time to search for it yet.  I hope to find it tonight or maybe this weekend. :)
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Post by: technomc on December 01, 2007, 05:05:11 AM
I can't wait...i haven't been peed off about anything for, now let me think, at least 17 minutes....

Seriously though...i'm looking forward to seeing them...Hurry up!!!
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Post by: technomc on December 02, 2007, 11:45:55 AM
Hello Anonsi...did you find your camera USB cable yet.
I'm trying to keep up with forumiters time of day...I think it's breakfast time for Gaye, but it must be dinner time for you. Is that right?
Have you had a good Saturday...what have you been up to on your day off? Did you get your shopping done? If so, what was on the menu?
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Post by: anonsi on December 02, 2007, 12:06:14 PM
Hi T.

No, I haven't found the USB cable yet...I'm sure it will turn up soon.  It must be in one of the boxes I haven't gotten around to unpacking yet. :-\  You're right.  It's about dinner time here.  It's 7pm.  Not real sure what you're still doing up right now, though!  My Saturday was ok.  We had freezing rain/sleet/a little snow mixed in all day...which means that I didn't make it to the store as the streets were really slick.  So I just stayed inside all day and got some chores taken care of around the house. I'm having a sort of casserole tonight.  It should be really yummy...although it wouldn't make it on your slimming recipes thread (it has lots of vegetables, though!).
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Post by: technomc on December 02, 2007, 12:27:32 PM
Good girl...housework and cooking!!
You will become a domestic goddess...a perfect catch!

I'm off to bed my lovely...catch up again soon...have a nice evening and a good day tomorrow...
Night night...XX
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Post by: anonsi on December 02, 2007, 12:31:06 PM
It's about bloody time! hehe.  Have a good sleep.
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Post by: technomc on December 02, 2007, 12:33:40 PM
It's about time what? That i go to bed, or you become a domestic goddess?

Hehehe! indeed....XX
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Post by: anonsi on December 02, 2007, 12:34:40 PM
That you go to bed.  You should know that I've always been a goddess in all aspects.  >:D
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Post by: technomc on December 02, 2007, 12:36:02 PM
That's me out the door and up the stairs....cheeky mare!!!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 02, 2007, 02:01:12 PM
Hey, you cheeky mare  ;), anonsi! How's the hooley blowin' in Iowa? I 'eard the airport got bogged down ... glad you didn't plan your trip to Mexico THIS week, you might've never left!
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Post by: anonsi on December 02, 2007, 02:19:22 PM
No kidding!  You're right.  Sounds like some of the planes were sliding right off the runway!  I don't think I'd be too happy if I were on one of those planes.  Sounds like the hooley might've calmed down outside (I don't hear any freezing rain hitting the windows, at any rate).
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 03, 2007, 12:04:38 AM
Our temps here have been just soso -- by this afternoon, they've predicted up near 80, with highs in the next few days at 70, 79 and 66. Nighttime temps to fluctuate at 40, 35, 43, and 52.

There have been some Christmases that had ice storms and snow, and others, where it's been as high as 85! You just never know. Not as predictable as what you get in the higher latitudes. It's hard to know what to wear half the time, cause some days, the morning is mild, and by late afternoon, a nasty blue norther comes flying down.
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Post by: birdy on December 03, 2007, 02:41:12 AM
We're getting snow in NYC now (Sunday a.m.) - not going to be much accumulation, but I hear the snowplow going by - for what reason I don't know, since there is no snow at all in the middle of the street where there's traffic.  It's supposed to change to a "wintry mix" later and then to all rain - maybe an inch - by tonight, so all this white will be just a memory by tomorrow, I guess.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 03, 2007, 02:57:20 AM
It's no fun when everything just turns to slush ... esp. when diesel vehicles turn what's left black. Yucky!

I remember those nights, though, when as a kid, I'd look out with my face pressed to the window, and see the gentle snow falling and the street lights illuminating the scene ... like a picture postcard. Sometimes I'd open the front door to the house and stand there for a minute, breathless, until the cold would drive me back indoors.
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Post by: technomc on December 03, 2007, 06:36:57 AM
I've only known that feeling 3 times in my life threeb....
That is how little snow we get.
Once when i was 4ish, again at 19ish and again when i was 22 ish.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 03, 2007, 10:59:27 AM
It's such a pity that you get so much cold and nasty weather, but so little snow, T! All the hassle and none of the reward...even in some parts of the desert and in Texas, we'll still snow, at least occasionally.
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Post by: anonsi on December 03, 2007, 01:34:22 PM
I ventured out on the icy roads today in the incredibly high winds....It was cold.  And not fun.  Believe me, you don't wish you lived where it snowed all the time.  (Not that it snows all the time here, but it definitely snows more than I'd like.
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Post by: technomc on December 03, 2007, 09:05:20 PM
I have to agree Anonsi...
Those that have it, can keep it....

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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 03, 2007, 11:33:52 PM
We've gotten into, and seen, numerous times the treacherous conditions on icy roads, believe me. Why do you think we moved from New York??
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Post by: technomc on December 04, 2007, 02:36:08 AM
You're a smart cookie, but talk about going from the 'sublime to the ridiculous'!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 04, 2007, 10:51:42 AM
Nothin' ridiculous about Texas, dear! Tons of fun, great history, fascinating "characters" and the wide open spaces! Mostly those who say bad things about it are just jealous!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on December 04, 2007, 10:57:07 AM
You asked for it!  I finally found my camera cord, so the following series of posts are pics from my trip to Mexico!
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Post by: anonsi on December 04, 2007, 10:58:30 AM
More Pics
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Post by: anonsi on December 04, 2007, 10:59:30 AM
More Pics
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Post by: anonsi on December 04, 2007, 11:00:04 AM
And two more!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 04, 2007, 11:04:49 AM
Wow, anonsi -- those pics were really worth the wait. They're spectacular! The pyramids were awesome, and you look really happy there (though somewhat overly warm).

Where is that last location with the lake and cliffs? Pretty cool, too.
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Post by: anonsi on December 04, 2007, 11:13:56 AM
The last pics are of Hierve el Agua.  To reach this location, you have to travel a long way on this tiny little mountain road (trust me, it is extremely scary when another vehicle comes from the other direction...and even more frightening when you have to pass a dump truck!  They were doing road construction the day I went).

The "lake" is not actually a  lake at all.  This site has natural springs.  The water bubbles out of the ground, making it look like boiling water, hence the name, Hierve el Agua.  The water has been trickling out of the ground for centuries, and is what created the white cliffs--the closest thing I can think of is a stalagtite.  As the water trickles down, it leaves deposits, making the white formations you can see in the picture.

It's absolutely breathtaking there, and is well worth traversing the tiny, dusty little road for the hour or so it takes to get there.  They have dammed up one area, creating the "pool" of water that you can see in the photo.  You are even allowed to swim in it if you want to.  Although they call them "hot springs", they are anything but!  The water was very cold, even though it was still warm outside there.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 04, 2007, 11:41:49 AM
It all looks wonderful, and certainly sometimes those side trips are worth the time, esp. when there are unexpected adventures and a slight bit of riskiness.

I've been to Hot Springs in Arkansas and in Nevada (where they originated from inside a very HOT cave), and they say the medicinal value of soaking in them is very beneficial. They are really nice -- sometimes, there are little pebbles at the bottom, to massage the feet as well. However, I've never heard of cold warm springs before ... hmmm.  ??? Perhaps the source of the warm water is too far away or the body of water is too wide to retain the heat.

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Post by: Linda on December 04, 2007, 07:25:54 PM
Lovely piccies, anonsi, thanks for sharing!
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Post by: technomc on December 04, 2007, 08:56:41 PM
Hey there Little Miss Bailey...
Fantastic pictures .... all of them...
I loved the last 2 and the Calendar shot...

Well done you...now i am really really truly  peed off...
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Post by: bobbi on December 04, 2007, 09:00:13 PM
Hi there Anonsi,

Awesome pics - thanks for sharing  :) XXX
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Post by: greenone on December 04, 2007, 09:33:40 PM
Anonsi, photos are superb.  Kind of makes the ones of us who weren't there want to go!
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Post by: anonsi on December 05, 2007, 01:14:51 AM
Well done you...now i am really really truly  peed off...
Kind of makes the ones of us who weren't there want to go!

See!  I knew this would happen!  Although you really have no idea how hard it was to narrow it down to the ones I have from around 500 photos.   >:D
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Post by: technomc on December 05, 2007, 01:19:23 AM
Get some more on there...now would be a good time, while i am feeling uberpeedoff about other things...
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Post by: anonsi on December 05, 2007, 01:24:25 AM
Lol.  I figured I better limit how many I posted.  This way you get a taste of what I saw, hopefully without making you too peed off.
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Post by: technomc on December 05, 2007, 02:15:22 AM
get them on there..just the good ones mind, and a few more with you in them...you looked very happy in the last one...
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Post by: greenone on December 08, 2007, 10:20:39 PM
Come one Anonsi - it's been days!!!!  Where are more photos?
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Post by: anonsi on December 09, 2007, 02:13:09 PM
Sorry! I didn't realize that there was a general outcry for more photos!  I'll try to put some more up sometime soon.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 09, 2007, 10:01:12 PM
Yes--the outcry continues, anonsi!

I mean, out of 500 piccies, surely there are more ... we await your prompt response, and thank you in advance!  :angel:
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 13, 2007, 01:11:36 AM
Hey, anonsi -- how are things going your way? I've heard about all the horrible storms in your area. I hope you're safe and warm.
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Post by: anonsi on December 13, 2007, 06:48:40 AM
Thanks for your concern, Threeb!  We definitely had some pretty terrible storms pass through here.  We had a lot of freezing rain yesterday all day.  We had at least a half an inch of ice coating everything, if not more.  On top of that, we got some snow.  It took me over an hour yesterday afternoon just to get the ice off of the windows and from around the driver's side door so that I could drive it to work today!  The rest of my car is still coated in ice, because I was too worn out after that to do any more. (It's cold outside, after all!)

Luckily, they have the streets pretty much cleared by now.  I didn't lose power, so that is another really good thing.  Sounds like they declared Oklahoma, or parts of it, a disaster area because of the ice making fallen power lines.  I'm not sure if that's true...but it's some of the hearsay.  Thankfully that is not the case for me.  I ended up working from home yesterday, so I didn't have to brave the slick roads, and I was able to stay home warm and safe. :)
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Post by: birdy on December 13, 2007, 08:12:55 AM
Glad to hear that you're doing all right - every time I heard about those ice storms and all the people who are without power, I thought of you.  We're getting snow tomorrow, but I don't think it will be bad in the city - though my friend who has to drive north this Friday to a family wedding this weekend has plenty to worry about.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on December 13, 2007, 12:06:32 PM
What a relief, anonsi -- since we hadn't heard from you, my imagination was already going a big overboard, so it's great to know you're okay! Too bad you couldn't telecommute through the winter.
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Post by: anonsi on December 13, 2007, 03:00:30 PM
I hope your friend has a safe trip this weekend, Birdy.  It's always nervewracking when you have to drive long distances in poor weather conditions.   Thank you both for thinking of me. :)

And threeb...more like too bad I couldn't always telecommute, lol.
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Post by: birdy on December 13, 2007, 03:08:01 PM
Hi - my friend should probably be okay going upstate, since the roads will probably be cleared by then.  But then coming back, there's another snowstorm predicted for Sunday!  I hope if there is, she'll just hunker down for an extra day or two.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 10, 2008, 01:20:53 AM
So, anonsi -- has Iowa now settled down, now politically and weatherwise? How's work going -- after the lovely holidays?
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Post by: anonsi on January 10, 2008, 01:34:28 AM
Thankfully, yes! Iowa has settled down now politically. :)

The weather got above freezing here on Monday or so.  I was thinking it was nice...until I heard about Wisconsin! They had tornadoes due to the unseasonably warm weather...I know a few people there, and one actually touched down int the town they live in. Thankfully they are all fine.

And all is going fairly well at work.  I'm already looking forward to January 21, as it is a holiday for us (MLK, Jr. Day). :)

How about you, Threeb? How's everything?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 10, 2008, 01:46:42 AM
Finally starting to feel back to "normal," whatever that may be, anonsi.

Today's a light workday - a few hours of stuffing this afternoon. And there's a late meeting tomorrow, but hopefully won't be too long. Start of the new year, everyone's getting back to business, electing new board members, etc., picking up on old matters they didn't finish last year. I just hate driving home in the dark. They're at one remote end of the county, and it's a good 25 miles away.

Friday morning, though, at 6 am, there will be a "Cowboy Breakfast" -- kicking off the Stock Show season here. Cow-chip tossing and other silliness. Music, food (free tacos, coffee, donuts, etc.) to give the kids a boost.

Do you go to the stock shows or did you ever participate? The interest here has diminished somewhat, but we still want to reward the kids for their hard work, those that still try. Most of them do it for scholarship money. Some kids can get as much as $10,000 for a steer locally, and then they go on to compete at the bigger shows like in San Antonio and Houston, where the really big money is.
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Post by: anonsi on January 10, 2008, 06:33:39 AM
I've never participated in that, nor have I gone to any shows.  I guess that would be similar to 4H? At any rate, it sounds like you guys will be having quite the party. :)  Should be a good time had by all.

I know what you mean about not liking driving home in the dark. It's bad enough that I have to drive to work in the dark, let alone when I go home as well!  I'm glad that the daylight hours are gradually becoming longer again!  Having my outside hours always be in the dark gets a little dull.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 10, 2008, 10:18:32 AM
Yes, the shows are pretty much 4-H and FFA kids.

I got a cute little piccy on the front page of the paper with a bunch of goats wearing really colorful jackets in their pen. Goats are really quite fun animals, esp. when babies. They scamper and cavort, and have humorous and appealing personalities.
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Post by: technomc on January 15, 2008, 03:29:03 AM
Hello sweety,
Are you having a 'working at home' day, being as it is Monday?

How have you been?
How's the diet and fitness regime?

What else is new?
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Post by: anonsi on January 15, 2008, 03:42:39 AM
Hey T!

I'm actually not working from home today. Nor was I last Monday.  There's a part that needs to be fixed on my work laptop before I can work from home again.  Until the part comes in, I'm stuck working from the office. :(

I've been doing pretty well lately. The diet's pretty much shot, although I still make sure to get in plenty of fruits and vegetables.  And I got an exciting Christmas present from a friend this year....A juicer! Which means that I can have fresh orange juice whenever I want. I've used it lots of times since I got it...used it last night, in fact. Makes absolutely delicious orange juice.
http://www.target.com/Black-Decker-34-oz-Citrus-Juicer/dp/B000MIL25M/sr=1-2/qid=1200328672/ref=sr_1_2/601-2533383-3136133?ie=UTF8&index=target&rh=k%3Ajuicer&page=1

I haven't gotten as much excercize as I'd like either, although I'm hoping I can make it to the gym tomorrow.

Although in the exact opposite spectrum....I went and saw a college friend this weekend, and we went out to dinner with a mutual friend at an Italian restaurant.  We split a bottle of champagne to go with dinner. It was so relaxing and was definitely an evening enjoyed by all.  It felt nice to splurge a little and have such fabulous food and drink. :)

I hope all is well with you.
:):):)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 24, 2008, 01:20:34 AM
So, you've been a bit quiet lately, anonsi! How goes it with the cold weather your way ... conditions calmed down a bit?
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Post by: anonsi on January 24, 2008, 06:26:10 AM
Still cold, and still snowy, threeb! I can't wait until springtime comes and the little birds are cheeping and the flowers are blooming.  I've definitely had my fill of snow for the year! :)

The other day it was -5F outside. Without a windchill! Brr. Definitely not for me.  >:D

How are things going with you?  Still complaining because of mild temps and rain? :)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 24, 2008, 10:02:31 AM
We're at a steamy 45 degrees this afternoon, anonsi, so, yeah -- waaaah, waaaah, waaah!

This will take a cold turn tonight, though. I heard last weekend that temps went down to a record -34 degrees somewhere up in northern New England, so there's your global warming hard at work again!  ;)

Seriously, try to stay warm. Drink lots of soup and hot toddies, or whatever else you've got handy.

Do you use chains on your tires? Maybe that's old fashioned, but I remember Dad messing with those things and muttering under his breath when we'd get snowbound. I remember years ago, my Aunt writing to us from South Dakota that she and her husband had once been stuck in their house for 2 weeks because the snow had piled up all around their house practically to the roof, and it was nearly pitch black inside except for the upstairs windows! I'll never forget hearing about that. 
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Post by: technomc on January 24, 2008, 09:28:51 PM
That sounds like my idea of complete hell....
Bring on the fire and brimstone i say!! at least it's warm... >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 24, 2008, 10:47:11 PM
We did -- the fireplace was stoked and ready by dinner time. This morning -- cold, windy AND wet! A lovely 34 degrees ... Ughh. I'm staying home.  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on January 25, 2008, 06:57:40 AM
Nope, I don't use chains on my tires. I just drive with common sense. :)

So today it was -11F without windchill and -23F with. Brrr.  Like T says, bring on the fire and the brimstone!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 25, 2008, 10:56:39 AM
How nice (Ugh!) for you. anonsi -- yikes, you guys are really going Alaska! Our temps are not even close, and we're burning firewood like CRAZY! (... global warming? I heard it was snowing in California even... hmmm)

And common sense -- wow -- someone still uses it? What a concept! Thank goodness -- I thought that went the way of the dodo and Harry Truman!  :angel:
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 30, 2008, 01:07:06 AM
I'll be off in a bit, but good to hear from you today -- and I do apologize for ruining your breakfast!  :'(
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Post by: Linda on January 30, 2008, 01:08:08 AM
Just typical ... you're sloping off just as I arrive back!  Am in a huff now!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 30, 2008, 01:10:36 AM
Hopping in the shower, mate. Back in a few, for just a few!  >:(
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Post by: Linda on January 30, 2008, 01:11:46 AM
Don't slip on the soap!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 30, 2008, 01:26:10 AM
No worries, I'm safe and sound!  >:D
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Post by: Linda on January 30, 2008, 01:28:12 AM
Phew!  I can breathe easily again!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on January 30, 2008, 01:36:50 AM
I knew you cared!  :-* Live to see another day!
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Post by: Linda on January 30, 2008, 01:40:06 AM
Praise the Lord!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on January 30, 2008, 02:54:36 AM
No problem, threeb!  Glad to hear you're all clean and sassy.  >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 04, 2008, 02:33:12 AM
Anonsi....

I say.....  Anonsi

Where are you???
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Post by: anonsi on March 04, 2008, 03:23:09 AM
Right here, of course!  8)
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Post by: technomc on March 04, 2008, 07:45:37 AM
I missed you..
You have been very quiet of late....is everything ok with you?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on March 04, 2008, 12:26:58 PM
We have certainly missed you, young-un! Whazzzup?
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Post by: anonsi on March 04, 2008, 02:56:50 PM
Yep, everything is going pretty well!  I've been reading the forum posts as I've had time.  And when you catch up on a couple days at a time, it makes it hard to comment on what was said before! But don't worry, I'm still around. :)
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Post by: technomc on March 05, 2008, 12:02:30 AM
I'm very glad to hear it....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on March 05, 2008, 12:42:08 AM
Happy, too, to know you're okay, then!
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Post by: Linda on March 05, 2008, 01:03:28 AM
Me too ... has anyone bought you some lovely scented coathangers yet?!!   >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 05, 2008, 01:05:43 AM
I thought you and your VCW [velvet coathanger woman] were going into production of them?!?!
I have been expecting a free trial sample through my door for weeks....
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Post by: Linda on March 05, 2008, 01:34:07 AM
Are you now!  Well you will have a Very Considerable Wait, mate!!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 05, 2008, 02:07:43 AM
Vacuous catty wench....

I'm gutted...!!  :-\
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Post by: Linda on March 05, 2008, 02:50:56 AM
Hahahaha - Veritable Cackling Witch!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 05, 2008, 03:03:30 AM
....and i know you can't help, so i make allowances for you....
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Post by: Linda on March 05, 2008, 03:11:32 AM
.... I know you think I'm a Very Charming Woman really!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 12, 2008, 01:42:14 AM
Hi there Anonsi...

How are you? Is everything ok with you? Planning any trips away or home visits? How has your weather been lately? Work ok?
All the usual questions....
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Post by: anonsi on March 12, 2008, 08:39:46 AM
Weather is momentarily better, work is ok, and I'm doing well, thanks. :)

I don't have any big trips planned for the near future. I get to see my baby nephew this weekend, though. He turned 5 months on the 5th. I can't hardly believe it! Naturally, I get to see my brother and sister-in-law as well. Shhh! Don't tell them I'm very slightly more excited to see my nephew. :)

But who can resist?! He's such an incredible cutie! Clearly he takes after his aunt.  >:D

So how about with you? How've you been T? Feel any younger than you did before your glamorous birthday gala event?  How's teaching? The girls still doing well?  Go on then, tell all the gossip. :)
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Post by: technomc on March 12, 2008, 09:48:05 AM
I can't say i feel any younger, but i can say i don't feel any older....  :-R

My students [some of them] are still calling me 'the crazy lady'...they think i'm nuts...they are very wise for such young creatures...

The girls are brilliant as always....not that see much of them locked away...

And i'm feeling pretty darned good at the moment ta very muchly...

I am pleased to hear you are ok, your visit will be lovely. I wish i had had a doting Aunt. The girls haven't either really. They have planty of aunts, but none that dote...
Oh well! They aren't suffering any for the lack of them.

Will we ever see a photo of your littleun?

Also glad to hear that everything else is ok..
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on March 12, 2008, 09:49:32 PM
Yes, it is good that you're okay, anonsi ... don't be a stranger for so long ... we've been missing you! And too bad your name could not be acceptable on that puzzle.
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Post by: anonsi on March 13, 2008, 04:25:08 AM
I know, threeb. I was very disappointed, as was my hit rate. ;)

How are you doing? How have your stories been coming along?
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on March 13, 2008, 04:44:55 AM
Am at work now, sneaking in a post ... am fine, anonsi! Thanks for asking. The stories are going smoothly -- had a story about teens doing wheelies in a school vehicle, hit a state trooper and fled on foot. Another was a "suspicious package", turned out to be a mentally ill woman wrapping papers in a box and abandoning it...and another history story about a woman whose father died at the Alamo, and she later moved into our area. Cool stuff.

Catchya l8r, gator!
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Post by: technomc on March 18, 2008, 02:56:08 AM
Howdi Dudey!

What ya doin' checkin' my profile? I seen ya'!!!!

Are you working from home today, being Monday?

Did you have a good weekend? How was your little babyblueeyes?? All well i hope...
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Post by: anonsi on March 18, 2008, 03:04:37 AM
Jeez! Can't a person send you a private message without you getting all confrontational about it?! :)

I'm not working from home today. My work laptop is STILL broken :(

My weekend went pretty well, although my nephew is ill and had to be taken to the hostpital! It turns out he has the croup or some such now, but he was given some medicine to hopefully make him better. But what a little doll he is! Even with not feeling well he still didn't hardly fuss at all. And his grins and coos are enough to make anyone's heart melt. :)
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Post by: technomc on March 18, 2008, 03:13:37 AM
I wrote the last post before i got your PM...sorry...

Sorry to hear your nephew is poorly....what a shame.
Croup is horribly painful apparently...but any kind of trapped wind etc. is! Not that i suffer from anything like that you understand...!!!

Your laptop has been guffed for a week or so now....will your work not pay for another if you use it at home?
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Post by: technomc on March 26, 2008, 01:03:36 AM
Hello there Sweety,
Have you had a good weekend?
Are you at work or still taking some 'vacation'?

Are you going to add your twopenneth worth to the story?
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Post by: technomc on April 03, 2008, 07:19:45 AM
Hi Anonsi..
Ditto the above post..
Hope you're okay...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on April 03, 2008, 11:00:08 AM
We really HAVE missed you, anonsi. We'd love to get you to add to the story, too. Take care.
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Post by: technomc on May 07, 2008, 06:52:41 AM
So you eventually decided to drop in and say hello..
We miss you missy, where have you been?  :'(
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Post by: technomc on May 07, 2008, 07:39:20 AM
Where did you go Anonsi???  :'(
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Post by: anonsi on May 14, 2008, 01:57:57 AM
Alright, alright. I get the hint! Sorry I've not been around as much of late. I've been somewhat busy.  What with work and trying to spend time with a close friend before she moves away.

I'm still around to play a puzzle occasionally...And I randomly reply to a thread!  I'll do my best to make more frequent appearances. :)
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Post by: Binkie on May 14, 2008, 07:47:19 AM
Just make sure you do, young lady !
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 14, 2008, 11:46:31 AM
Yeah!!  ;)
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Post by: technomc on May 14, 2008, 11:28:18 PM
Unanimous then....

Consider yourself told young lady....
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Post by: anonsi on May 15, 2008, 05:48:42 AM
Make note of it.... I am posting again. See? Here I am. No need to fret.  >:D
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Post by: Binkie on May 15, 2008, 06:45:50 AM
Phew ! I am now fretless.
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Post by: technomc on May 15, 2008, 08:13:21 AM
It's lovely to see your smiley face online again...
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 15, 2008, 09:46:12 AM
We've really missed those bright eyes and little apple-dumpling cheeks! Yay!
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Post by: Binkie on May 15, 2008, 07:40:51 PM
Coochie-coochie-coo, and all that ! (you have to imagine the cheek-pinching.)
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Post by: anonsi on May 15, 2008, 11:41:22 PM
I'm hoping that apple-dumpling cheeks are a good thing...and not another way of saying I have chubby cheeks. ;)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 15, 2008, 11:47:44 PM
... perish the thought, anonsi! It was meant in a sweet way!  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on May 16, 2008, 12:02:45 AM
No worries, mate.  ;D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 26, 2008, 11:06:09 PM
Hi, anonsi -- I heard about the storm in Iowa -- what a crazy season ... and starting up so early.

Hope you and yours are alright!
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Post by: technomc on May 27, 2008, 03:38:54 AM
I heard it on our news too, while i was out driving....
So i too hope you're okay Anonsi...
Let us know that you're ok...please...
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Post by: Toni on May 27, 2008, 03:07:23 PM
It was mentioned on our news too!  Hope all is ok.
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Post by: Binkie on May 27, 2008, 07:12:35 PM
It's been headline news here in Australia too, Anonsi. I really can't imagine what it must be like to live through a tornado.  Really strong winds are enough to make me nervous.
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Post by: anonsi on May 28, 2008, 12:18:36 AM
Really? The Iowa weather was on all of your local news? That's amazing!

Rest assured! I wasn't even in the state at the time. I was in Nebraska, although there was a crazy storm there too. I'm fine, as are everyone else I know.  My place was as normal as ever when I returned home.

Tornadoes are a regular occurrence.  Although I've never actually been in one, several have come close.  It's a little scary, but then, so are earthquakes, volcanos, hurricanes, etc, etc, etc.  Just depends on where you live. :)

Thank you all for your worries and concern!
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Post by: birdy on May 28, 2008, 04:36:04 AM
Glad to know you're well.  We hear the news about the tornadoes but since my grasp of Iowa geography is slightly more than zero (I know there is a Brooklyn in Iowa), it doesn't mean much when they mention a town or area.
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Post by: anonsi on May 28, 2008, 04:41:16 AM
Well to make it easier for you, I'm in the capital city. Which is basically in the middle. :)
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Post by: technomc on May 28, 2008, 08:23:42 AM
I'm glad to hear you're okay Anonsi...you had us all worried for nowt...typical!!  :-R
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on May 28, 2008, 01:23:56 PM
Thank goodness, yes -- good to hear you're safe and sound, anonsi!   :angel:
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 14, 2008, 10:44:24 PM
Well, now that so much of Iowa is under water, how are YOU doing, anonsi? Hope you're safe and sound.  :angel:
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Post by: anonsi on June 15, 2008, 02:30:29 AM
It's true. A lot of Iowa is underwater. Seems we are having one natural disaster after another keeping us in the news, huh? Strange.

Anyway, I am fine. My place is high and dry, and if I experience flooding at my place, we are REALLY in trouble, as I am on the second floor of a building.  Anyway, it hasn't really affected me other than to make driving more difficult with road closures.  My brother, sister-in-law, and nephew are unable to make it back for Father's Day due to closed roads, which is the biggest impact it has had on me so far.

I know several people who have had flooding in their basements lately, so it really is a problem for many.

Hopefully it won't rain for awhile and we can try to gain some normalcy.  Though that's not too promising, since the weather seems to always forecast storms.  :-\
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 15, 2008, 11:08:46 AM
I'll continue to keep you and yours (and all around) in my prayers, anonsi -- stay safe!
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Post by: birdy on June 16, 2008, 03:29:32 AM
My older brother had problems driving from Minnesota to Ohio yesterday - the interstate had major traffic jams.  My younger brother consulted the locals and drove backroads - not only was able to get through as far as Chicago (had to drive that far - after loading the car with the new graduate's paraphernalia collected in 4 years of college - to find a hotel room) but said it was the prettiest road he'd ever driven.

I was delayed in Atlanta for several hours on the way back because of the stormy weather along the east coast and got home at 2 a.m. - my sister-in-law, who came on a direct route but took off later, spent a couple hours circling before her plane was able to land, arriving at 3:30.

But at least we don't have the widespread flooding - I am so sorry for those people in Cedar Rapids, etc.
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Post by: anonsi on June 25, 2008, 05:06:43 PM
Woohoo! I got quite possibly my first rosette ever today  ;D
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Post by: bobbi on June 25, 2008, 06:23:26 PM
Hey, congratulations Anonsi, and not the last I'm sure. I hardly ever get rosettes, so they're pretty special for me too.
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Post by: Binkie on June 25, 2008, 07:16:51 PM

It couldn't be your first ever, could it, Anonsi ? If it is, then many congratulations. Onwards and upwards, dear forumate !
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Post by: Toni on June 25, 2008, 08:49:58 PM
Fantastic!  I'm green with envy.  Doubt I'll ever get one, but what the hell, I love the game.
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on June 25, 2008, 09:08:02 PM
Well, well, anonsi -- it's such a joyous little moment when you get that wonderful little affirmation! That's really great. I can just see you beaming from ear to ear! Good for you!
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Post by: anonsi on June 25, 2008, 10:02:14 PM
I'm not really sure, Binks. They're few and VERY far between if I have had one before. I've come so close so many times, though. :)
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Post by: rogue_mother on June 25, 2008, 11:02:58 PM
U rah rah for you, anonsi!  It's a great feeling, isn't it?  Although I get rosettes fairly regularly, it's never as often as I would like.  And I'm still struggling or this one... You beat me to it.  Good for you!
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Post by: technomc on June 26, 2008, 06:25:30 AM
I never doubted your wordy ability Anonsi...you just needed some time...

Well done clever clogs!!!
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Post by: birdy on June 26, 2008, 02:49:28 PM
Congratulations, Anonsi - and best wishes for many more to come!
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Post by: technomc on July 03, 2008, 08:45:52 AM
hello you,
How's it going?

Are you over the worst of the weather damage now?

I'm not stopping for a chat i'm afraid...i need to get some  :-Z

But hopefully we will chat soon...hope all is well with you and yours!!
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Post by: anonsi on July 04, 2008, 12:57:02 AM
So far, we seem to be getting over the worst of the weather damage. Many campgrounds, lakes, boat ramps, etc. are still closed for cleanup from the floods.  It doesn't really affect me, but it does affect those who were planning on spending the holiday weekend (4th of July) camping.
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Post by: anonsi on August 02, 2008, 05:34:02 AM
I'd say that after about a year and a half it's about time I changed my photo. Especially since the other one is a pic from about 3-4 years ago!

No makeup in this pic, though. So you'll have to make do!  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 02, 2008, 07:24:59 AM
I love the "new" you, which looks as good as the "old" you, and just as young. How DARE you post a piccy wearing no makeup and still looking so cute!!!  :angel:
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Post by: Binkie on August 02, 2008, 08:15:22 AM

Oh, you heartless young horror, you! (with the emphasis on "young")  You know full well how ancien mature most of us are. You could at least have tried to look less cheerful about it !
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Post by: bobbi on August 02, 2008, 08:20:25 AM
Love your new photo anonsi
I'm with threeb, you don't appear to have aged at all ove the past three or four years. If anything, you look even youger.
Of course you didn't actually say that your latest pic was taken recently - perhaps it's five or six years old?  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on August 02, 2008, 08:29:05 AM
Good call, Bobbi! Though I must admit that the pic was actually taken last night. :)
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Post by: birdy on August 02, 2008, 09:53:56 AM
How nice that someone I know actually LIKES the way their photo came out.

Never the case for me, unfortunately, so I have to make do with the bug-eyed look.
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Post by: jane@manutd on August 02, 2008, 08:12:57 PM
Lovely photo, Anonsi. You certainly look very young and fresh faced!!
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Post by: greenone on August 02, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
Lovely photo Anonsi, but you're not supposed to look so young and fresh when (as someone else said) most of us are a bit more mature!    Couldn't you try to look a bit more haggard - like have a photo taken after a really late night out with no sleep.......please please.  Bags under your eyes would make me much happier!
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Post by: Toni on August 02, 2008, 09:20:34 PM
I'd donate my bags joyfully!
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Post by: anonsi on August 08, 2008, 12:23:37 AM
Thanks for the compliments, everyone! Although that definitely wasn't the objective behind posting a new picture. :)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 08, 2008, 01:03:48 AM
I do not believe you were fishing for compliments, anonsi -- nonetheless, your "cute-as-a-little-button/bug/kitten" looks are just too irresistible not to be noticed!  ;)
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Post by: anonsi on August 08, 2008, 03:45:09 AM
I'd say similar about you, threeb. But it's been far too long since you've shown your real face.  >:D
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 08, 2008, 05:13:21 AM
Awww, anonsi -- you're so kind ... it was all done with mirrors and an oily film! We never see ourselves the way others do. I'd rather think of myself as lovelier on the inside, though (for a hag, that is!).
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 16, 2008, 12:06:01 AM
So, anonsi -- seeing that you birthday's coming up on a weekday, will you be celebrating this weekend? A big cake, great dinner, movies, lots of goodies ... family and friends gathering about? Do tell!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 16, 2008, 12:06:36 AM
So, are you just turning 16? You sure could pass for it!
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Post by: anonsi on August 16, 2008, 11:41:50 AM
Well actually, I'm going on a minivacation with my family this weekend and am taking my birthday (Monday) off from work.  It's nothing too special, just a chance to get away. Should still be a fun time had by all.

And no, I'm not turning 16 again. :P  I'll actually be 25. :)
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 16, 2008, 12:09:47 PM
Oh, such an oooooold haglet you are! Happy, happy!
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Post by: anonsi on August 16, 2008, 12:21:35 PM
Thanks, Threeb!  ;D
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Post by: Alan W on August 16, 2008, 01:41:32 PM
Yes, anonsi. Enjoy your trip, and have a great birthday!  (http://www.xs4all.nl/~ernstmul/images/msnbonus/baloon.gif)
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Post by: jane@manutd on August 17, 2008, 02:31:01 AM
Enjoy your trip and celebrate in style on Monday :)
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Post by: Linda on August 17, 2008, 02:35:29 AM
Have a very Happy Birthday, young haglet!  >:D
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Post by: greenone on August 17, 2008, 06:51:12 AM
Hope you had a great birthday long weekend.  Oh to be 25 again - and pretty!
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Post by: technomc on August 17, 2008, 07:54:06 AM
25  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(




I can remember that- just....


Have a lovely time ANONSI.......and a very very happy birthday....

Lots of love.... xxxx
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Post by: Binkie on August 17, 2008, 08:43:02 AM

Yes, you abominably youthful being.......I'm gritting my aged and crumbling teeth (well, at least they're my own) in order to wish you a really, really Happy Birthday !    :-*
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Post by: Toni on August 17, 2008, 06:55:55 PM
Me too.  Have fun Anonsi!
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Post by: birdy on August 18, 2008, 06:11:57 AM
Hope you have a great trip.  I've often been 25 myself, and it always seems like a good birthday - a quarter of a century is quite enough for any lady to admit to.
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Post by: bobbi on August 18, 2008, 06:32:02 AM
Happy Birthday Anonsi!

Hope you had a wonderful long weekend away with your family. And all the best for the coming year. XXX
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Post by: anonsi on August 20, 2008, 06:20:03 AM
Thank you for all of your well wishes! My birthday was great!

The trip was partially a shopping trip, and I, of course, managed to buy more than perhaps I should have.  Oh well!  I'm happy with my purchases, which is all that really matters -- right?

No photos--sorry! But it's not like you need any anyway. :P

And birdy hit the nail on the head. A quarter of a century! I laughed at my brother three years ago when I told him he was going to be a quarter of a century old...it's not quite the same when he commented that to me this year. :)
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Post by: technomc on August 20, 2008, 08:13:44 AM
You're just a baby.....wait till you hit a BIGGY......

OMG  30 next....
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on August 20, 2008, 11:20:48 AM
.. or, heaven forbid -- 40!!!!!!!!!  >:D
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Post by: Binkie on August 20, 2008, 12:02:27 PM

Let's not continue this, OK ?
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Post by: bobbi on August 20, 2008, 12:46:45 PM
why not, I admit to enjoying the party that went along with becoming 50  (http://www.mysmiley.net/imgs/smile/party/party0020.gif) (http://www.mysmiley.net)
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Post by: Binkie on August 20, 2008, 12:54:26 PM

If I'm honest, I really don't mind getting old(er). I think I'm far more at peace with myself than I used to be, and I'd like to think that I'm a little wiser and a lot more tolerant. If only the body wasn't so determined to shout its true age from the rooftops !
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Post by: birdy on August 20, 2008, 01:06:06 PM
To quote Lady Bracknell, "Indeed, no woman should ever be quite accurate about her age. It looks so calculating."
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Post by: Binkie on August 20, 2008, 01:35:17 PM

 :D :D :D
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Post by: Toni on August 20, 2008, 05:19:29 PM
I so agree with you about aging Binkie.  I just wish the aches and pains that, when I was young, vanished after a day or so didn't now declare their intention of sharing my life forever!
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Post by: anonsi on October 03, 2008, 11:34:39 AM
Well T, I just got back from NYC on Sunday. It was amazing. You and the girls will have a blast!
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Post by: birdy on October 04, 2008, 01:23:31 AM
So where did you go on your time off? 

Will be looking for your reply with great interest - when I get access to the Internet again - I tried to upgrade my memory cards yesterday, and can't limited to the Library until I find someone to help me!
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Post by: anonsi on October 04, 2008, 03:05:02 AM
Well I stayed right near Times Square. So at nights I would walk around Times Square and just check out the different signs/people watch. I walked down some random streets. It was highly entertaining in itself, and best of all, free.

Then on Friday night I went to see Wicked (a Broadway musical, for those who don't know). And wow, what a spectacular production that is!  I recommend it to anyone considering seeing a musical.

And Saturday was my real free day. I took the subway down to the ferry. I went out to see the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. At Ellis Island, there was some sort of alarm and we had to evacuate the building. I met these two women who had a long line of relatives who had come in through there. One of the women came in through there herself when she was only 2! That was a real eye-opener to me, as I had always assumed that it was a generation or more ago who had come through, and not someone so recent! They were both very interesting to talk to.

Once off the ferry and back on the Manhattan side, I walked to Ground Zero. It was raining, which made the experience even more somber. I walked around St. Paul's Chapel as well. That was very moving, as they had several displays set up. It helps to tell the real story of the survivors and helpers that the news just never conveyed nearly as well.  Even after all these years, it still brought me to tears. It brings it all back in an instant.

After that I headed back toward the Empire State Building. The plan was to go up and see the view from there. But since it was still raining and really foggy, I decided it really wouldn't be worth the cost.  I braved going into Macy's because I badly needed a new watch (my watch battery died in the last, and it was just time for a new one).  I spent as little time in there as possible as it was way over-crowded. Plus I wasn't up to much shopping (Linda don't kill me).

From there I went to the Godiva chocolate store to pick up some final gifts for people. My reasoning is that no one can resist chocolate (or at least no one I was giving gifts to). And then back through Times Square and to the hotel.

Oh and on my flight in I was able to see Manhattan all lit up. Including the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and the Chrysler building. What a sight!
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Post by: biggerbirdbrain on October 04, 2008, 08:20:59 AM
Sounds like you hit some of the highlights of the city, anonsi -- my favorite pastime was always free, too -- just wandering the streets (not THAT way) ... around every corner there was always something new to discover. It's so huge, it would take years to see it all. And by the time you did, you'd have to start again, because there's always something new in its place, or some wonderful old thing you missed.

I loved the museums and old cafes in the village, and the book shops and of course, antiques! Makes me wish I could go back sometime. Old cities are the most interesting.

Not to mention the diversity of people all thrown in there together -- all coming in from everywhere in the world -- today, yesterday, and long, long ago.

 PS -- good timing on seeing "Wicked" -- very halloweenie!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on October 05, 2008, 04:49:39 AM
Sounds like you had a good time...i can't wait...we will have walked the same places Anonsi...

The girls thought Wicked was amazing too when they saw it in the West End...i have just ironed a t shirt actually....

Glad you're back safe and sound....
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Post by: birdy on October 05, 2008, 07:02:16 AM
Sounds like you saw the highlights, Anonsi - glad you were able to see so much.  I went to Ellis Island recently - it was really interesting.  They keep adding new exhibits.

I love the view flying in, no matter what direction the plane comes in from - though part of the fun for me is trying to identify places I know - like my brother's house, and my house, etc.  If the flight path is right, I can spot my street, at least.

I'm at the library's computer again, my own still being down, but at the suggestion of the librarian, I googled my problem and may have found out what I was doing wrong - so will be going home to try it out.  Wish me luck!
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Post by: Toni on October 06, 2008, 01:32:57 AM
Good luck Birdy!

Anonsi, I'm green!!!  I love just ambling round and I think people-watching must be right up at the top of the freebie fun list.  We used to try to guess the nationality of people approaching before they came in ear-shot.  It's amazing how often one is spot-on.  I hat stereotyping, but there must be some kind of national aura that people have.
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Post by: rogue_mother on October 06, 2008, 01:44:00 AM
When we were tourists in St. Augustine, Florida, the Rogue family was mistaken to be European, not American. Perhaps if we went to Europe, it would be easier for others to spot us as American, although the Rogue Daughters reported that some Norwegians didn't immediately identify their national origin.
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Post by: Toni on October 07, 2008, 05:31:18 PM
That's interesting, as Americans are often easy to identify.
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Post by: technomc on March 24, 2009, 07:33:18 AM
Hello Anonsi,

It's been a while..How goes it?
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Post by: anonsi on March 24, 2009, 07:41:47 AM
Hey T! It really has been awhile.

Things are going ok here...right around a month until I go off on my next vacation! I'm psyched.  Been working out every day for at least an hour since the first of March in preparation for it. Gotta admit this working out stuff has been paying off some!

How about you? How are things?
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Post by: birdy on March 26, 2009, 12:27:33 AM
Working out, Anonsi - does that mean the vacation involves a beach?  Or maybe mountain climbing?
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Post by: anonsi on March 26, 2009, 12:56:54 AM
This vacation does involve a beach! And it may also involve hiking/climbing on what I would consider a mountain. Although I'm sure others would call it a hill.  Don't expect me to come back with a tan, though. I expect to be fully slathered in sunscreen from head to foot.  I burn really easily and my burns do not turn to tans, sadly. Oh, and I'm going to the Caribbean. :D
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Post by: birdy on March 26, 2009, 02:46:27 PM
Ah, a nice warm place!  I will be following in your footsteps, even if only in my imagination.  Beaches, sand, palm trees, tropical birds, warm water (well, comparatively), maybe even a pina colada or two...(sigh)
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Post by: Linda on March 26, 2009, 08:11:19 PM
You make me sick, anonsi!!  Not that I'm the jealous type, you understand!!  >:D
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Post by: anonsi on March 27, 2009, 01:23:04 AM
Hehehe! All you have to do is choose to spend your money on beaches and such instead of on that son of yours, Linda! Or your cat, for that matter. My pets are much less taxing on my money...as I only have fish right now. :)

And birdy, I'll be gone for several days when I go. So feel free to drink more than two pina coladas. ;)
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Post by: Linda on March 27, 2009, 01:48:55 AM
I wondered where I was going wrong!!  Hope you have a fab time ... and I'm sure you will!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on March 27, 2009, 07:49:42 AM
Anonsi, ...swanning off to the Carribean..that is where my husband[?] is, and has been for 6 weeks now, and will be for another 4....
Everyone is jetting off...the girls' Godfather has flown to Oz today for 8 months..
My dear friend has just moved to Brisbane...

And i'm stuck here putting up with 4 seasons of weather in just one day...[there must be a good line for a song in that sentence somewhere...]

I am definately going to retire to the sun.

As to my hopeful trip to Oz next year...well we will probably go to Brisbane and stay with Jaime [my friend]...so who lives there???
Answers on a postcard please!!!
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Post by: Toni on March 27, 2009, 07:52:11 PM
Oooh, I wish I were going to the Caribbean too!  Have a strawberry daiquiri and think of me!  Joan is in Oz at the moment visiting her son in Perth.  her grandson Matthew has had a big swimming competition.  I hope he's done well, but Joan is not good at writing.  Having too much fun, I'm sure.  She's also going over to her daughter in NZ for a while.

Have a wonderful time Anonsi!
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Post by: anonsi on March 28, 2009, 05:12:44 AM
If I have kids some day I would want them to live in really awesome travel destinations like Australia and New Zealand too so that I could go visit them. It's a pretty perfect excuse to go on vacation, I think.

Thanks, Toni. My drinks are starting to stack up now. Pina colada to think of birdy, strawberry daiquiri to think of you... This is sounding like a better and better trip all the time!
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Post by: technomc on March 28, 2009, 06:39:28 AM
A pina colada for me then...
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Post by: birdy on March 28, 2009, 08:38:45 AM
You're not taking my pina colada, are you, T?  But will it have one of those little paper umbrellas in it?
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Post by: technomc on March 28, 2009, 10:48:01 AM
Ok then, a banana daquiri for me....
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Post by: anonsi on March 28, 2009, 05:47:21 PM
Who says I can't have multiple pina coladas???
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Post by: Toni on March 28, 2009, 07:15:50 PM
I can just see you on some pristine beach, stretched out on a sun-lounger (but well under the sun umbrella!), palm trees swaying in the gentle breeze, sipping you cocktails.  Oh, I'm envious!  The weather is still pretty good here, but there are definite hints of winter to come.
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Post by: anonsi on March 29, 2009, 07:46:48 AM
It's snowing here again today! I am so ready for this beach scene you have described, Toni!
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Post by: Toni on March 29, 2009, 11:31:39 PM
Good grief, snow still!  Never mind love, you'll soon be lazing in the sun.
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Post by: anonsi on May 04, 2009, 07:43:39 AM
Thought some of you might be interested to know I made it home from the Caribbean. Had a fantastic time while I was there!  I managed to go snorkeling, horsebackriding, ziplining, swimming, walking on the beach, shopping, and much more in my limited time there. :)

I also managed to get ridiculously sunburnt...though it's not like I wasn't expecting that one.

Worst part of the trip was the return (and not just due to having to come back, either). It all went smoothly til I reached the Dallas-Fort Worth airport (undoubtedly my least-favorite airport).  My flight made it there by 1:30 and my next flight wasn't set to board til 3:30 p.m.  I waited around awhile and about 15 minutes before we were about to board, my flight was cancelled due to bad weather! I was then rescheduled for a 7:15 boarding time.  And again! Just before boarding, my second flight was cancelled. And so, I had to pay more money to stay overnight in a hotel and leave this morning on an early flight home.  Got on the plane this morning and we're sitting around when the flight attendant comes over the loudspeaker saying, "We're all ready to go and are now only waiting on the pilot." That's right, the pilot was MIA!  All-in-all, I made it home eventually.

Photos below are of the view from the breakfast area at my resort. It was super-fab. :)
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Post by: birdy on May 04, 2009, 07:47:05 AM
And they didn't even give you a voucher for the hotel?!  Grrr.

But I'm glad the vacation itself was so nice, even with a sunburn.  One thing this experience teaches you:  you're not supposed to come back when you're having a good time!
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Post by: anonsi on May 04, 2009, 07:49:11 AM
Well they gave us something like $10 off the hotel rate for the night. Not fantastic, but certainly better than sleeping on cots like so many people ended up doing. I heard from people who stayed that it was a miserable night sleep at the airport.
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Post by: pat on May 04, 2009, 07:48:26 PM
Anonsi, I'm surprised you didn't get free hotel accommodation under the circumstances. On two of the occasions that I've been severely delayed (bad weather was one, causing me to miss a connecting flight and a cancellation was the other) I've been whisked off, along with everyone else, to a hotel, free of charge.

It leaves a bad taste in your mouth though, doesn't it. My worst trip home was from Uganda which took two days due to everything going wrong that possibly could. It was such an awful experience, especially as I was travelling alone, that it was two years before I left the UK again!
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Post by: technomc on May 04, 2009, 10:58:00 PM
Hello lovey,
Glad you had a good time....no sign of 'swine flu' i hope....

Piccies look nice...more please.

Will be in touch...
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Post by: anonsi on May 05, 2009, 12:14:10 AM
No sign of swine flu that I know of, T!  Here's hoping I've escaped it.  I've learned that I'm to bring my work laptop home every night in case a pandemic breaks out...that way I still would be able to work.

And pat, I'm not really surprised they didn't give us free hotel accomodations.  There were probably hundreds of flights that were cancelled due to weather. That many flights cancelling would cost the airlines tons and tons of money if they paid for hotel acommodations every time the weather didn't cooperate.  As the lady helping me out mentioned "We understand it is not your fault that the weather is not cooperating, but it is not ours either."

You have to take into account that I fly American Airlines too...they don't even let you check your luggage for free. The only thing that usually comes with their flights is a soda or juice. If you want food you have to pay an arm and a leg for it.  I wanted something to eat as I was in one plane for four hours and it was supposed to be the only time I'd have to eat (before I found out about all the cancellations). The only option was a turkey and cheese bagel sandwich thing.  It was $6 and definitely left much to be desired.
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Post by: Toni on May 05, 2009, 05:45:04 PM
Gorgeous pic Anonsi, what beautiful blue sea.  Sorry the flight home was so horrid.  I presume American Airlines is one of the "cheap" ticket groups?  We have several here for internal flights, some ok and some dreadful.
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Post by: birdy on May 06, 2009, 12:14:34 AM
Hi Toni,

American is actually one of our big airlines, like Delta and Continental.  But all the airlines are in trouble, and have been cutting back, and nickel-and-diming the customers with extra charges. 

I flew a truly discount airline, Spirit Air, to Florida a couple of weeks ago - there they didn't even provide free water, though they had it and other things for sale.  In addition to charging me for one checked bag, they also charged me for reserving my seat in advance.  The seats were so crowded in that the man in the row ahead of me had no room for his knees - he had to move to another row - which they were going to charge him for!  The friend I flew with, who'd used that airline before, also said that the planes were frequently dirty - they fly in and fly out right away with insufficient cleaning because of the short turnaround time.  There was no  problem that way with our flights, though.
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Post by: Toni on May 06, 2009, 09:00:40 PM
Sounds horrid, but I think I would probably put up with it to be able to travel!
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Post by: birdy on May 06, 2009, 10:55:28 PM
And so I did!  I wouldn't do it for a long flight, though.
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Post by: anonsi on May 19, 2009, 02:01:45 AM
I finally did it! After more than two years of living in my condo, I finally painted one of the rooms.  My condo had all new paint on all the walls, so I wasn't really in any rush to do it.

(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/anonsi/bathroom.jpg)
(http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg141/anonsi/bathroom2.jpg)

I started small, with my guest bath.  It's a slate gray.
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Post by: pat on May 19, 2009, 02:41:49 AM
Looks very cosy, anonsi. I'm envious!
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Post by: technomc on May 19, 2009, 04:35:21 AM
Well done you....
You could come on my course.....

If you need any more help, just holler, and i will be there...
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Post by: anonsi on May 19, 2009, 10:25:19 PM
I didn't do too terribly. But yes, I'm sure I could learn loads from you, T!

And thanks, Pat. It is very cozy. But you know how it goes, now that I've painted one room, I'll have to paint more!
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Post by: birdy on May 19, 2009, 10:28:43 PM
If you run out rooms, Anonsi, my apartment could use a little painting.  What am I saying?  It could use a LOT of painting.  I've been avoiding it for years, in spite of peeling paint, because I just can't stand the thought of packing everything up and moving it for the painters.

I like the color - it allows for so much variety in things like towels, etc.
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Post by: anonsi on May 20, 2009, 12:22:10 AM
I can't stand the thought of packing everything up and moving it for painting either. That's why I started with a bathroom. Lots less to move, and no worries about accidentally getting it on things (since nearly every surface is washable :P ).  I can't bring myself to pay to have painters do it, though -- even though I really want to!  I feel like I've watched enough normal homeowners on HGTV do it that I should be able to as well.  Dang those overacheivers making me feel like I can do it!
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Post by: birdy on May 20, 2009, 01:03:35 PM
Part of the problem is that my apartment is so full of stuff that I don't have any place to move things if I do pack them up.  Maybe if they were willing to do one half of the room at a time...

My landlord would paint - he's required to do it every three years or more if there's need - for instance, when his restaurant had a fire and sent smoke throughout the building.  He's gotten away with it for a long time with me - since I just can't stand moving all the stuff.
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Post by: technomc on May 20, 2009, 11:09:09 PM
Mostly the triffids and books i fear......
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:10:29 AM
Hello you...

Did you have a good day at the office dear?

Just in from work? Or are you about to relax for the evening?

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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:14:16 AM
Um... none of the above? I just started work a little over a half hour ago!  Sadly it's only 9:15 a.m. here. Long way to go before I can relax for the evening!

And how are you?!
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:16:55 AM
Of course, you are behind us..[no offence!!] I still have trouble with the time zone thingummyjig..

I am very good thanks.

Glad to hear you are ok and spending you working day logged into here...I am very impressed...
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:18:46 AM
Well I mean not the whole day...I was only going to check a few posts! And then you lot all appeared and all Hell broke loose.  So if I get in trouble I'll blame you. "But Angie made me do it! I swear!"
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Post by: Linda on May 21, 2009, 12:20:09 AM
Snitch!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:20:32 AM
All hell hasn't broken loose in a long time....i love it.. ;D

You blame me all you like my dear, everyone else does for everything! I will pop over and sort out anyone who doesn't like it...to be sure!  :-R
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:21:08 AM
I could do that in between your decorating....
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:21:33 AM
Linda, I'm never in the wrong so of course I have to give some excuse if people think I am!
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Post by: Linda on May 21, 2009, 12:21:57 AM
I bet some of the Forumates wonder what's hit them when they see all these messages and realize it's just us talking a load of cobblers!
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:22:40 AM
Ah yes! I'm sure my decorating would go much more smoothly if you were here!  Side note: it's looking like I might get new windows for the place too. I knew it was a bad idea to paint that bathroom.
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:23:06 AM
Yeah true enough, Linda. But they'll likely just skim and ignore. :D
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Post by: Linda on May 21, 2009, 12:23:31 AM
Their loss!
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:24:10 AM
Clearly a pane Anonsi.....but if you're in the frame you may as well....
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:25:06 AM
Hahaha, T. You're too quick on your toes for me. :D
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:26:57 AM
I don't get called TWINKLE for nothing??






I don't get called twinkle at all actually...  :(
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:27:41 AM
Well now you've asked for it. You're bound to get all sorts of people calling you Twinkle.
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Post by: technomc on May 21, 2009, 12:29:41 AM
I doubt it......

Better than Ducks, or Ducky or Hen....Isn't that right LL??
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Post by: Linda on May 21, 2009, 12:31:42 AM
Anything's better than being called after a flying, feathered creature!
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Post by: anonsi on May 21, 2009, 12:33:10 AM
Hmm. I'm not so sure about that. I'd much rather be called chick or chickadee than some of the names people could call you. :P
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Post by: birdy on May 21, 2009, 08:45:35 AM
Or some of the names they DO call me...
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Post by: Toni on May 21, 2009, 06:56:20 PM
Well, I'm having a lovely morning, reading all the posts from yesterday.  It's like it was when I first joined, lots of fun and repartee.  Wish Threeb were here to join in!
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Post by: Linda on May 21, 2009, 06:59:02 PM
Yesterday was a particularly good one, Toni.  Wit, repartee and drivel in abundance! 

Threeb is sadly missed ... come back at once, young hag, or else!!  >:D
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Post by: Toni on May 21, 2009, 07:06:27 PM
Definitely!  I had a lot to do, so only picked up on it all this morning.  I have now spent at least an hour longer than I should have, sitting in my nightie still, enjoying.
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Post by: anonsi on May 22, 2009, 12:21:10 AM
See?? Linda and T(winkle) are evil like that... They made me stay longer than I intended to yesterday as well!

Oh and birdy, I was thinking of the same thing for myself.  >:D

And Linda...does that mean you don't like being called  :angel: either?
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Post by: Linda on May 22, 2009, 12:45:30 AM
Always preferred to be a little  >:D !!  >:D
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Post by: technomc on May 22, 2009, 04:30:22 AM
See...we are just like new born babies and kittens...completely useless but full of fun, and make you waste hours of time..... ;D
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Post by: birdy on February 26, 2010, 10:33:04 AM
So, Anonsi, here's a greeting for you to revive your thread!  I think you're having calmer weather than we are tonight, judging by the Weather Channel map.
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Post by: technomc on February 27, 2010, 12:20:31 AM
Hello Anonsi...how the devil are you?

Hope all is well with you..

How is that baby [who must be a toddler by now..] coming along....???
We must catch up properly soon.........XXX
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Post by: anonsi on February 27, 2010, 06:55:04 AM
Aw thanks you two! I feel so loved! The weather has been decent here, for a change! Although it's been pretty cold.

And I'm doing ok, T. And yes! My nephew is 2 now. He is, of course, completely adorable and takes after his aunt. ;)
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Post by: birdy on February 27, 2010, 08:00:59 AM
But of course!
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Post by: technomc on March 03, 2010, 02:09:13 AM
Didn't doubt it for a second................................................... :-\


 :-*
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: anonsi on March 25, 2011, 08:23:57 AM
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You got all the common words in the puzzle!

Woohoo!!!  :-)

I think this might only be my second time or so of getting the rosette.
Title: Re: Just for ANONSI-who deserves a subject just for her....
Post by: technomc on March 30, 2011, 01:30:41 AM
You are as clever as you are pretty Anonsi...well done girl-friend...[Hoe Gok is that phrase??]..X