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Title: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 11:24:55 AM
This is one of my favorite games.

Of course, the first person to post is the bestestest. But ... the last one to post wins.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dawn on December 19, 2017, 11:42:44 AM
This is one of my favorite games.

Of course, the first person to post is the bestestest. But ... the last one to post wins.

me, I win  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 11:45:12 AM
Not if FF finds this. She is tenacious.
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Post by: Jewel on December 19, 2017, 11:45:57 AM
I get to win at this one on the odd occasion.
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Post by: Firefly on December 19, 2017, 11:47:16 AM
Grrr you tried to hide this?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 19, 2017, 11:48:16 AM
Rats.

We're all done for now.

The Fly found us.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 11:48:51 AM
Never. It's right here in plain sight.

I love to explore new places and so I may have found it first but still.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 19, 2017, 11:49:58 AM
You are on a roll Chick
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dawn on December 19, 2017, 11:50:46 AM
I'm back
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 11:53:50 AM
I love playing with words and winning. Perfect combo pack.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 19, 2017, 11:56:05 AM
Isn't it just?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 12:01:44 PM
It is
<giggles>
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2017, 12:05:54 PM
Is there where we can rack up points to become a junior member.  I don't mind not being a hero, but 'newbie' really doesn't go with the grey beard.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 19, 2017, 12:11:54 PM
I don't win at much, and I don't win here much, but at least I have a fighting chance.

Mostly when it's nighttime in Oz.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 19, 2017, 01:12:24 PM
Gyp, 50 posts then 150 I think for the next level
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2017, 01:38:40 PM
Junior will do for a while.  Not many people call me Junior.

My old house is still empty, six months after they drove me out.  I was telling this to an old friend, and family joke about me having put a 'warding spel'l on the property just to piss off the housing association.

"I wouldn't put it past you."

"I honestly didn't.

"Maybe subconsciously you did."

I'd like to see a family in there, it was a happy home most of the time.  There must be some good vibes hanging around there

But the housing association need to do something to the back garden if they want a family with kids to move in.  Even if all they did was rotovate some of the lumps out and throw down a bit of turf.   But since they merged to make a bigger group they've spent all their budget on new vans and headed notepaper.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 19, 2017, 02:02:53 PM
I received headed note paper from book club - states Busy Making S**t Happen. I love it. But can't use it to leave a note on Dad's door...  :-X
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 19, 2017, 02:03:55 PM
It's been that long ago that I disremember the membership status post counts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 19, 2017, 02:22:44 PM
That's amazing its still empty Gyp. Is your new place starting to feel like home mate?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 19, 2017, 03:33:30 PM
Hi...I'm here too :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2017, 04:28:30 PM
Hi, sita. So nice to see you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2017, 07:19:55 PM
That's amazing its still empty Gyp. Is your new place starting to feel like home mate?

Definitely.   It took about two months to stop referring to the old place as home.  Now it's just Number Sixty, part of my history.

For a while the bungalow was 'the new place', then it was 'my new place', then it went through a spell of being referred to by it's number (probably because people kept asking me where it was.   Currently it's 'The bungalow' to me, I've subconsciously dropped the 'mine' because it no longer seems necessary.

It may get a name eventually if something feels right.  The house went through several names, although none of them ever made it onto a nameplate.

I was talking to an old friend, rediscovered after about six years, last night.  He had trouble getting his head around all the changes I told him about.  'But you've always lived there.  That place is a part of my history too.'

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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 19, 2017, 07:26:41 PM
Hi, sita. So nice to see you.
Hi...
Nice to see you too  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 19, 2017, 10:41:34 PM
Hi Sita, still losing I see  :P

Yes Gyp, we all fade into our own histories at times. I am working hard at changing mine as we speak, time to move on and discover new places. Should have done it years ago mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2017, 11:06:07 PM
My 'walkabout' only took me about 100 yards, but it was time.  Now I have my new base Spring may well have me reaching for my sleeping bag.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 20, 2017, 12:14:17 AM
I have no plans to move. Not from my house or here in the winner's seat.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2017, 12:32:22 AM
Heave Ho and away you go.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2017, 01:07:06 AM
So you make go hiking again Gyp?

That will bring some stories about mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 20, 2017, 01:29:47 AM
Yes, we need you to go so you can tell us all about it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2017, 03:47:27 AM
That's the best bit and oh, me winning of course
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Michael Marnier on December 20, 2017, 03:56:06 AM
Fly was a winner. Nothing lasts forever. Except maybe love.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 20, 2017, 04:58:21 AM
Good Morning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2017, 07:59:53 AM
It is isn't it
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 20, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
I'm first one up - in my part of the world.

Good morning, good day and good evening to you all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2017, 11:41:21 AM
And here I am now. Winning at this.

I'm mostly ready for Christmas which we will have a couple days early because ... well Firefighters have the same crappy kind of schedule as hospital nurses. That 24/7 coverage stuff messes up the usual calendar things.

IF and only if, Barbie clothes show up here in time, I will be making some Barbie clothes to match the clothes I made for Frankie. No writing tho, it will be way too small.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2017, 12:10:37 PM
I hate filling in forms, though I should be getting good at it by now.  At least once upon a time forms were read by human beings, but now every letter has to be in its own little designated box, so that it's machine readable.

Words should not be constrained in this manner.  The damn machines should learn to read properly, without needing the mechanical equivalent of large print.

Artificial Intelligence?  Artificial Stupidity more like.

Bah!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2017, 02:56:55 PM
I listened to a TED talk about this and apparently reading is far more tricky that we imagine. The words might mean this out of context, but in context mean something entirely different. Especially if it is some kind of slang phrase. It's the same difficulty with translation programs. Just because a word as this definition in the OED, doesn't mean that's what we are using it as.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2017, 03:02:27 PM
All the more reason for leaving it to flawed, imperfect, but amazingly versatile human beings instead of machines.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2017, 09:29:40 PM
Morning barflies, it certainly is a lovely week
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2017, 10:55:21 PM
Really?  You've been grumbling about it on the weather thread.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2017, 10:57:55 PM
Well aside from the weather, its all the Christmas business, I love it!!

Hate the crowds though, its the at home stuff I like  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 20, 2017, 11:13:48 PM
How did we get to this point in the year so quickly?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2017, 11:19:27 PM
That's the curse of getting old.

For my granddaughter, she has lived 12.5% of her life since last Christmas. I've lived 1.5% of my life since last Christmas, so they seem to just fly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 21, 2017, 12:04:55 AM
Man, don't make me start measuring out percentages. That's scary perspective.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 12:18:08 AM
I was just trying to help. I know math is scary.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 12:41:12 AM
Math is one of those things that should only be done by mathematicians. Its like painting, if God wanted me to paint, she would have made me a painter....just sayin
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Post by: Michael Marnier on December 21, 2017, 01:01:49 AM
So where is your dancing cat, bat?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 03:00:45 AM
You know she is a very busy woman  :P
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Post by: Michael Marnier on December 21, 2017, 03:07:00 AM
Year end school stuff. Right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 21, 2017, 04:58:42 AM
the cat's right here doing end of the year Christmas stuff.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 05:48:45 AM
It does seem to never end doesn't it. I went up town at 4pm for some dinner makings and couldn't move. I should have stocked up
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 21, 2017, 08:13:16 AM
My city empties this time of year - everyone goes to the seaside for the holiday
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 11:27:32 AM
I could think of nothing worse. So not a water person. I can look at it but not keen on entering it.
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 11:41:36 AM
I can't imagine going to where the crowds are. I don't like crowds at all.
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Post by: thatollie on December 21, 2017, 01:23:15 PM
My city empties this time of year - everyone goes to the seaside for the holiday

Why on earth would anyone want to do that?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 01:25:03 PM
 ;D

Good time to stay home mate
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Post by: thatollie on December 21, 2017, 01:27:55 PM
I don't understand why anyone would want to go to the seaside ever. Sand is horrible stuff, the entire economy of seaside towns is built upon fleecing the landlocked lot with overpriced plastic memories and the food is garbage when compared to what you can get just strolling around a city.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 01:29:02 PM
Have to agree. I don't like the beach, no appeal at all
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Post by: thatollie on December 21, 2017, 01:30:29 PM
I have no choice. I live at the beach.
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Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 01:31:23 PM
Seriously?  Expensive real estate here mate
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Post by: thatollie on December 21, 2017, 01:33:35 PM
It's pretty cheap here. It's not a nice looking beach.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 01:34:35 PM
You always lived near the water Ollie?
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Post by: thatollie on December 21, 2017, 01:36:50 PM
Yeah, since I was little. I've always hated it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 04:18:40 PM
I didn't notice this before, but I have now. I don't know if it is a change or I'm completely unobservant.

If I started a topic, I can lock or delete the whole thing, according to buttons.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 04:21:02 PM
Included below is a picture of scary buttons.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2017, 05:05:29 PM
Surely that should be moderator territory.  Maybe it's because you're a full member.  But I can see it could be open to abuse if the original poster disliked one of the replies.  Being able to remove your own posts is enough for me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2017, 10:17:12 PM
Patti did you try the buttons at all mate?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 11:33:59 PM
Hovering over them is a live link. I didn't really want to click on anything. I suppose I could try creating a dummy thread and give em a hit.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2017, 11:39:10 PM
The lock and unlock thing worked. When I clicked to delete, I got the confirm message.

So, yeah, I think they are really live.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 22, 2017, 02:01:29 AM
Karl is all over it.

It is Christmas eve eve here. I hope to get all the shopping over with then tonight I am hanging at a mates place on a farm. We will sit on the deck and watch the farm things and eat prawns and sip an ale or two. Brett can pick me up tomorrow  ;D
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Post by: Jewel on December 22, 2017, 07:57:48 AM
Dad and I went shopping yesterday - 6 kids to buy for - 3 hours later, all done and dusted. Bar 1. Not 1 kid. 1 single gift. I will remedy that this arvie.
Quickest, bested this time of year shop, ever!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2017, 12:09:45 PM
I did a fair amount of shopping via Amazon. It really beats me buying it, wrapping it, and then shipping it up north. It costs a bit for Amazon to wrap it, but that's the price one has to pay for such niceties and I know my son wouldn't wrap it up for me. So, the stuff is wrapped by some Amazon elf.

His own present just arrived in a smiling Amazon box.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 22, 2017, 12:19:50 PM
Mr. Laura and I shopped last night. I think I'm ready.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Karl on December 22, 2017, 12:34:54 PM
I sense this thread will destroy our database.

Unless... unless I kill the database myself, and then I'll be the last person to post, and officially ... win.

Hmmmm.

*Sideshow Bob face: On*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: thatollie on December 22, 2017, 12:55:00 PM
What if someone sneaks in a win while you're off destroying the database?

That would be a shame.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2017, 09:25:04 PM
In theory, I can lock the thread right after I post.

But that would be cheating and so ...

I will win again and again and again and lose one less time than I win
at least so far.

(https://klce.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/blueribbon-507x1024.jpg)
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Post by: Laura on December 22, 2017, 10:38:13 PM
Thrilling, isn't it?
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Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2017, 11:07:42 PM
yes
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2017, 11:23:51 PM
AND I shrunk the dang picture or it would have been even more thrilling.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2017, 11:38:07 PM
For which I am eternally grateful, otherwise the excitement may have killed me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 23, 2017, 11:58:18 AM
Wheres the pink one?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 23, 2017, 02:12:43 PM
Have you lost it already?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2017, 02:31:00 PM
Over there, behind the ficus

(http://www.clipartpal.com/_thumbs/pd/education/award_ribbon_pink_1st_T.png)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: WordBird on December 23, 2017, 04:32:07 PM
What is a ficus?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: thatollie on December 23, 2017, 05:01:44 PM
It's a spiky plant that people put in dull offices for some reason.
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Post by: WordBird on December 23, 2017, 05:50:04 PM
Oh I think I've seen those.
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Post by: Laura on December 23, 2017, 06:58:06 PM
Offices?
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Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2017, 07:49:43 PM
Offices are training grounds for the self-employed.  Many people who work in them know there are better ways to do things, easier, more efficient, less time consuming.  Most don't apply these ideas.  Some do and then, because their corner of the business becomes more productive, and generally happier, with other staff wanting to work with them, they get accused of empire building and undermining authority.  This is the point where some just roll over and go under, and others leave to work for themselves.

People who become writers don't need a fraction of the stuff an office needs.

And they don't need a damned Ficus either ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2017, 12:44:58 AM
I think we need the ficus. Someone keeps leaving cups of cold coffee all over the place and they have to be dumped somewhere. The ficus is the best place. Of course, all that coffee is making the plant shiver a bit. Looks like a quaking aspen at times. But ... what else to do with the coffee?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 24, 2017, 03:43:43 AM
If you give it enough, you may be able to squeeze the leaves and get an iced cup
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 24, 2017, 09:18:50 AM
Why are people leaving their coffee unfinished?  Is it that bad?  I often think this when I walk past Costa and see all the half drunk cups on the empty tables.  Not a good advert.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on December 24, 2017, 10:13:09 AM
Because their cups are too wide and the coffee goes cold too quickly. Ghrrrr!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2017, 11:51:56 AM
Drinking coffee


too hot
too hot
too hot
too hot
too hot
too cold
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: WordBird on December 24, 2017, 01:27:57 PM
I didn't like this game at the old place either. So let's just end it now.............I win.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 24, 2017, 02:45:17 PM
Hi Everyone :)
Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 24, 2017, 05:16:04 PM
Because their cups are too wide and the coffee goes cold too quickly. Ghrrrr!

So it's not because it tastes like Sh*t as well as looking like it?

So do you think the rapid cooling cups are a deliberate ploy so they can get a faster turnover of customers through a limited number of seats?  Not that I want you to think I'm a cynic.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2017, 05:50:32 PM
Doesn't work well with me because I drink it fast and want a refill.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 25, 2017, 08:07:35 AM
Hi Everyone :)
Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas Sita x o

I destest cold weak coffee.  I have my barristas trained now
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 25, 2017, 08:30:51 AM
Hi FF. A Merry Christmas to you too. :D
Winning on Christmas feels really nice :)
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Post by: Cathy C on December 25, 2017, 10:17:43 AM
Winning at any time feels nice. ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 25, 2017, 12:17:45 PM
Happy holidays, whatever they may be.

I will cherish this win forever.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2017, 12:47:18 PM
I'm playing the 1812 Overture and loving it.  All fifteen minutes of it, not just the thunderous finale.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbxgYlcNxE8

Just regretting that I don't have a real cannon - even a small one -  in the back garden to fire off at the finale.  (That would freak out the curtain twitcher.)

=====

"Tchaikovsky, cannons are not instruments."
"Yes they are, and I'm going to use 21 of them."
"Tchaikovsky, no."
"Tchaikovsky, YES."

Ah, the blithe confidence of the creative soul ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 25, 2017, 01:00:04 PM
My kids loved that record. They threw themselves around as the "canons" blasted.

They would ask me if I could play the Boom Record for them.
Joey was so little he couldn't even say record and called it the Boom Reccy.


Ah, good times.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 25, 2017, 02:40:00 PM
No cannons here, just a pink/blue ribbon for me me me
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2017, 03:39:55 PM
Sure of that?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 25, 2017, 05:54:02 PM
Did anyone drag the dais over here? I shouldn't have to do all the heavy lifting, although of course, I could.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 25, 2017, 07:45:01 PM
While Spell is off getting the dais...Christmas win!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2017, 09:23:29 PM
Sneaky ;-)
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Post by: Laura on December 25, 2017, 10:49:34 PM
But merry!  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2017, 12:27:11 AM
Of course.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 26, 2017, 12:58:26 AM
Attagirl Spell
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2017, 02:11:15 AM
I really could use some help
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Post by: Firefly on December 26, 2017, 04:24:46 AM
You need a big burly bloke to help with the light end don't you  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2017, 09:10:24 AM
Or a sack-truck.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 26, 2017, 02:32:02 PM
Can't we just use some internet magic and make it appear over here? You know, like when you look on Amazon for pens and then those very pens pop up on every page you visit for months.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2017, 03:08:20 PM
Isn't that annoying? I used to buy stuff for work. I would buy 1,000 sheets of paper at a time. It takes a while, even for an office, to go through 1,000 sheets of paper. But as soon as I ordered it, a Staples add with that paper was everywhere. I've just purchased it. Of all the things I might buy, it won't be that damn paper. I just did, you morons.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2017, 03:20:27 PM
When I bought my new oven a year or so back I almost immediately received an advert asking me if I wanted to buy another.  How many ovens does one man need?

What made it even more annoying, or amusing, was they'd just sent me a feedback thing asking why I bought that particular oven, and I'd told them it was a replacement for the exact same model which had lasted me twenty years.

=====

I bought three identical keyboards a while back.  They are all tested and safely stored against future needs.  I've found one I really like, and I like to have a back-up or two kicking around.

A month later they tried to sell me some more, with a special discount if I bought a dozen or more.  I guess they thought I was a business.   Ironically their hard sell didn't save them from bankruptcy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 26, 2017, 07:34:37 PM
Lucky you had stocked up then mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 26, 2017, 09:05:38 PM
The manufacturers are still in business, just that particular seller who went bust.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 27, 2017, 12:08:53 AM
Ah, that does happen doesn't it.

One of the girls bought me a lovely wooden box for my essential oils and it was all cracked and split, hinges on all wonky and the clip on the front is only just holding. If that is an example of their good work, they won't last long either
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 27, 2017, 07:39:16 AM
The ficus is the tree-thingy with little leaves, which threatens to produce figs every now and again. 

The "Mother-In-Law's Tongue" is the spiky one that loves coffee.   

Anyone seen the Wandering Jew lately?  It was here a minute ago.   Sometimes it goes off to visit the Jerusalem Cherry, but I don't see it over there this time.   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2017, 11:55:40 AM
Anyone seen the Wandering Jew lately?  It was here a minute ago.   Sometimes it goes off to visit the Jerusalem Cherry, but I don't see it over there this time.

I thought the Wandering Jew was a sailor under Captain Ahab.  introducing himself with the immortal line 'Call me Fishmeal', or something similar ;-).
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 27, 2017, 12:10:32 PM
It's so nice to see our interior decorator finally got here. He must have been delayed by the holidays. But perhaps now the greenery will be green again.

I personally have a brown thumb and can even kill the MIL's Tongue.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 28, 2017, 12:57:41 AM
Well, at least the oxygen levels here will be good.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on December 28, 2017, 01:49:31 AM
Winner, winner, chicken dinner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 28, 2017, 04:51:43 AM
I never eat in public.   
I am a klutz of the highest order.  I was not born; I fell out.   

I have two sets of clothes.   Those that are unworn, and those that are worn and I spilled something on them....
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2017, 12:25:24 PM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qg7bGKEjXvc/T1ZTbOx6jBI/AAAAAAAAAWU/S-tL68KiQ2c/s1600/coffee+winner.jpg)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 28, 2017, 06:03:30 PM
Thank you for that warm introduction.   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 28, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Stand down, I am awake
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2017, 03:32:14 AM
And losing
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 29, 2017, 04:45:26 AM
Took you long enough lady
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2017, 12:09:05 PM
Let's see if I can sneak a win here without cocking anything up.  Today even just a few seconds of victory would be a positive thing.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on December 29, 2017, 08:44:06 PM
Please allow me to be the winner for ten minutes. That's all I ask.  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2017, 09:02:12 PM
"Time's up."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on December 29, 2017, 09:27:56 PM
Eighteen minutes as the winner! You all made my day.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2017, 10:29:38 PM
Just over an hour this time.  Once we have a few more members here they'll be trampling on your heels as you post ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 29, 2017, 10:44:58 PM
Heel, boy!  I say Heel!   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 29, 2017, 11:33:00 PM
Morning losers  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2017, 11:46:04 PM
Damn, the convicts are awake just as we're getting tired.  No-one thought about this problem when they sent them down under all those years ago ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2017, 12:16:46 AM
I believe the Fly was there already as part of the welcoming committee.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 30, 2017, 12:19:26 AM
Yes, yes she was and will be here long after for the departure party >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 30, 2017, 12:26:31 AM
How long do you plan on living?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 30, 2017, 01:32:42 AM
How long is a piece of string?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 30, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
I feel like a toddler again. Wonder if I can keep up with your post counts?

Nah. Can't win 'em all but I can win here for now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2017, 11:56:34 AM
But not for long.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mark T on December 30, 2017, 04:52:04 PM

A piece of string is twice as long as it is from the middle to an end.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 30, 2017, 05:33:45 PM
I'll never look at string the same way again now  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 30, 2017, 06:54:24 PM
I enjoy discussing Theoretical Physics, especially String Theory. 

My own personal theory is that the strings are actually made of cheese.   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2017, 07:20:11 PM
One of the British ISPs recently announced they had successfully sent and received  internet messages over a length of damp string, just to prove it could be done.  It was incredibly slow, but it worked.

Many customers have long suspected this was the norm ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 30, 2017, 08:04:16 PM
I've looked at strings from both sides now,
From win and lose,
And still somehow...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 30, 2017, 08:05:14 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2017, 08:48:05 PM
Bloody hell, Mr Barry.  Instant flashback to 1968.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7Xm30heHms
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mark T on December 30, 2017, 09:37:45 PM

Is it now conceivable there may now be a winner for this equivalent thread on MWC?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on December 30, 2017, 09:57:51 PM

Is it now conceivable there may now be a winner for this equivalent thread on MWC?

Oooh, never thought of that. *Rushes back to check.* ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 30, 2017, 10:01:04 PM
The old place is still up at the moment.

It may linger like a corpse for a long time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 30, 2017, 10:48:56 PM
Well it won't be Laura that's for sure  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 31, 2017, 05:30:38 AM
Well, don't be too sure.  Maybe one of her alternate personalities will enter the fray.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Jewel on December 31, 2017, 06:23:18 AM
One of the British ISPs recently announced they had successfully sent and received  internet messages over a length of damp string, just to prove it could be done.  It was incredibly slow, but it worked.
I expect time travel will be next
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 31, 2017, 10:11:48 AM
I'm telling you guys, you'll never win unless you join our poetry challenge.
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,81.0.html
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 31, 2017, 10:16:37 AM
Hi Everyone.
Happy New Year :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2017, 11:39:33 AM
Not for hours here. So I'm still in the unhappy old year. At least I'm winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on December 31, 2017, 12:17:26 PM
Still the old year here, too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2017, 12:28:56 PM
I see you made a bold attempt to steal my win, but I clutch it in my weary hands and raise it high for all to see.

The winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2017, 12:38:47 PM
Sorry, you didn't hold it high enough.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 31, 2017, 01:12:35 PM
The year is old, but my tricks are new, so I win.

Now go write me a villanelle.
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,81.0.html
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on December 31, 2017, 01:24:49 PM
I glance around the quiet room. 
I spot the coveted prize.  Of course it is on the high shelf. 
I plot my course and "wander" to the shelf.  I am not the tallest person, but I am the roundest.  Not the perfect qualities for a stealth mission, but I have to do what I have to do. 
I reach.  Fingers try, but only manage to wave helplessly a couple of inches below the shelf. 
I lift my heels to gain an extra oomph of height.  Sorta there.  A finger touched my prize. 
I bend my knees and attempt a leap.
I fail miserably and crash into the podium.   
All eyes are not focused on me, quivering in a heap on the floor behind the podium. 
I wriggle around and manage to arise.
"I'm Good!" I announce.  And then slink away to hide behind the plastic greenery. 

Ah! Well!  At least I am the last one to post, so I guess I WIN!   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2017, 02:07:17 PM
I, too, am not a towering height.
But I'm a bit sneaker.
I sidle over to the shelf and with a fly swatter, hook the coveted prize.
I pull lightly and the prize drops into my hands.

I run wildly, about ten feet before I'm winded and have to stop, and then walk away cradling the prize. THE PRIZE.

Victory is sweet.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: WordBird on December 31, 2017, 03:56:31 PM
sneaker?  I always called them tennis shoes. Not sure why, I don't know how to play tennis. And I wear them without any plans of even so much as watching tennis. Where did that name originate anyway?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2017, 05:03:31 PM
There is a thing called the sneaker net. It's where you actually have to walk the data from one point to another.

Sneakier is something different. And would have been a better word choice in my previous post.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on December 31, 2017, 06:21:07 PM
Hey. Look I win!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 31, 2017, 06:23:44 PM
No you don't!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2017, 10:50:01 PM
Victory is so fleeting is seems like this is run by the damn navy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 31, 2017, 11:34:44 PM
Here is me, winning and doing it well
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2018, 12:52:44 AM
Perhaps
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 12:54:29 AM
Perhaps not.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 01, 2018, 03:03:37 AM
Makes you want to slap your time stamp when I win, doesn't it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2018, 05:39:05 AM
Nothing like a good slappin I say
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on January 01, 2018, 05:46:20 AM
I win! I win! I win!

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2018, 05:48:17 AM
Happy New Year Miggs  :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 01, 2018, 11:36:28 AM
Happy New Year. I win!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 11:45:28 AM
Fleetingly
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 01, 2018, 11:53:54 AM
Of course.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 12:05:40 PM
The last week or so, whenever I wake up, I just lie there for a while watching the now bare trees beyond the end of my garden.  There's usually a woodpigeon or two sat there, hunched up, waiting for the overnight torpor to wear off.  Then, usually quite soon, a squirrel comes bobbing along in that funny duck and rush motion.  A mixture of fluidity and total stillness which makes me think of soldiers advancing in the face of enemy fire with only minimal cover.

After a while I get up.   But I've realised I don't move until I've seen the squirrel(s).  They have become my cue.

What will happen when the little blighters decide to really hibernate?  Will I just lay there until the Spring?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 01, 2018, 12:15:14 PM
I hope not Gyppo. We'd miss your stories.

But I don't worry too much about that. I'm sure something else will wake you up if and when the squirrels decide to hibernate.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 12:46:37 PM
The need for breakfast usually wins, plus I know I need to get up for my morning cocktail of 'stay alive' pills. In the Summer I'll be taking them at around 5AM, but I'm on Winter hours now so any time before 10 AM is early enough.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2018, 01:15:55 PM
True story:

Years ago, I logged into MWC and there was a discussion in the bar. Gyp and Midnight were talking and Gyp's usually clear and understandable writing was strewn with gibberish. He had often talked about his handful of stay alive pills and I thought, "Dear God, Gyp's had a stroke" but then Midnight answered and Gyp replied and they carried on a conversation. It was all nonsense.

I was also reading a book which said something along the lines of: You must already know 90% of whatever you are reading in order to learn the other 10%. I figured that shit was just nonsense.

But then there was this gibberish thing and I couldn't make head or tails of their writing and here was two very accomplished writers (in my own opinion).

I butted in and asked if they were speaking in English. Gyp politely told me they were. They just were not speaking American. They were talking about cricket.

Ah. A pitch is a noun in cricket ...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 02:43:35 PM
I remember that event.  Poor Patti was completely flummoxed ;-)  I would have been equally bewildered had she been discussing American so-called football with another American.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2018, 05:19:45 PM
Scared me. And also convinced me the writer was spot on. I've tried it on various other things. Open a book in the middle (one on a new topic to you) and read a page or two. You can't understand that shit. But start at the beginning and when you get to the same two pages, you've learned enough to understand the nonsense.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2018, 06:09:00 PM
I was also reading a book which said something along the lines of: You must already know 90% of whatever you are reading in order to learn the other 10%. I figured that shit was just nonsense.

Kipling says something similar in his poem The Stranger.

https://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/stranger.html

Many people take nearly everything Kipling wrote to be prejudiced, racist, etc.  I read it more as  statement that we know what we know, instinctively know how to cope with it, but anything outside or personal circle needs to be learned.  That we need to find a key to unlock the 'other'.  Some of us have a gift for this, some can do it if they think it's worth the effort, and many just can't be bothered.

I think the fourth verse captures the crux of it.

Gyppo

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2018, 07:55:45 PM
I am winning, first and foremost but I am a naughty reader. I buy a book by the final chapter. If I like that, the rest must be OK.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2018, 10:23:26 PM
I would never buy a book if I already knew how it ended.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2018, 10:25:17 PM
 ;D ;D

Most people don't that's for sure
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2018, 11:55:58 PM
Are you trying to tell us you are special? Ride a short bus?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2018, 11:59:30 PM
I am special, like fairy dust and unicorn kisses.  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 02, 2018, 05:59:43 AM
Oh, great.  Dusty Unicorns making messes...

I am not cleaning that up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 02, 2018, 09:26:35 AM
Hey Mr Barry, I'm a hero member now, I can delegate  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 02, 2018, 09:44:37 AM
So that make you the House Fairy Gotcha Mother?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 02, 2018, 02:40:56 PM
She is some kind of mother, that's for sure.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 02, 2018, 06:22:54 PM
She is some kind of mother, that's for sure.

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 02, 2018, 08:08:22 PM
Respect you two. You will be getting one hell of an arse whopping when I can get Laura in here  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 03, 2018, 01:56:15 AM
Caution!  I may enjoy that a bit much.   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 03, 2018, 02:52:26 AM
Mr Barry!!

Sorry maaaate but it was the two sheilas, not you  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 03, 2018, 03:13:53 AM
Well!  I guess blondes DO have all the fun!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 03, 2018, 03:32:12 AM
Mmmm, don't know about blondes..... ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 03, 2018, 09:49:57 PM
I may no longer be a CrossFitter, but I'm still a gym rat and I think I can take Laura.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 03, 2018, 11:46:56 PM
OK, I'll go set the jelly
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: WordBird on January 03, 2018, 11:54:39 PM
No, Fly. You aren't going to win here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 03, 2018, 11:57:36 PM
I know, right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 04, 2018, 12:01:33 AM
My money is on Laura for the jelly fight but she won't win here, she isn't that quick 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 04, 2018, 08:01:20 AM
It must be jelly, 'cause jam don't shake like THAT!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 04, 2018, 08:24:57 AM
Well noted Mr B
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 04, 2018, 01:29:06 PM
And here I am flexing and winning and all that good stuff.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 04, 2018, 01:56:43 PM
I'm sorry but I have to take that win from you SpellChick.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 04, 2018, 05:51:55 PM
Sita, liar liar, you are never sorry. You just come in here and take the win like you own it.

I have a sad now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 04, 2018, 07:11:52 PM
You'll get over it now I'm on the throne
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 04, 2018, 10:45:03 PM
Do we need to know about your personal habits?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 05, 2018, 02:37:03 AM
We like to share here, well not really share because I won
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 05, 2018, 10:34:17 AM
Na na nanana. Now I've won, Aussie. 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2018, 11:46:19 AM
So there, FF. You are not the winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 05, 2018, 12:50:54 PM
Nor are you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 05, 2018, 12:58:22 PM
But I am.

And you can win too. Send me your villanelle. Let's see what you are made of.
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,81.0.html
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2018, 01:26:46 PM
I think I have come to the realization that I cannot win this thing. I'm okay with that as long as FF doesn't win either. I mean ... not that I'm competitive or anything.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 05, 2018, 03:59:20 PM
Not in the least
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 05, 2018, 07:07:04 PM
We made it to and from the grocery store. I now have milk for my coffee. Whew. Now I just have to stay put until it all melts away.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 05, 2018, 11:12:02 PM
Gotta have milk and cream, makes the inside so much brighter when the outside is dreary
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 06, 2018, 09:56:02 AM
Nooo, no milk, or cream. Straight as it comes from the pot. :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 09:57:11 AM
 :o :o

You Irish sure are weird
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 12:25:20 PM
They wouldn't be Irish if they weren't.  But they have a certain something ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 02:48:00 PM
Thise cute little voices  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2018, 03:05:22 PM
It's still out there, mocking me, telling me Ohio had less snow than I did. This is just too much. I will drown my sorrows in special brew coffee. With milk (not that 2% crap or almond milk, but real milk) So there.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 06, 2018, 03:12:45 PM
There's going to be a winner. Not today, and not on this thread, but please, go over to the Villanelle Voting thread and vote for your favourite poem.
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,142.0.html
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2018, 03:16:27 PM
This is post 500 for me. I think I finally get my last star. That's a win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
Way to go you Hero  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 03:31:50 PM
This is post 500 for me. I think I finally get my last star. That's a win.

I must be slacking.  Poor old man can't stand the pace ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 06, 2018, 03:34:21 PM
This is post 500 for me. I think I finally get my last star. That's a win.

Just short of 200 to go for me.


I must be slacking.  Poor old man can't stand the pace ;-)

You're still ahead of me, Gyppo. If I didn't know better, I'd start thinking I were older than you. ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 03:35:36 PM
Slackers the lot of ya  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 06, 2018, 04:09:14 PM
Slackers the lot of ya  :P

LOL!

I've got a life to live, young lady. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 04:47:17 PM
If we added in the posts and PMs over on the old place, trying to round up stragglers, I've probably nearly topped the 500. 

I'll get there ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 06, 2018, 05:59:38 PM
It's a great feeling to have all my not-stars back. Phew. I knew I could do it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 11:01:51 PM
Now that we have finished running Karl ragged, I will ask if he can make the squares stars and fix the frigid looking emojis while he is in there
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 11:08:18 PM
Can I put in a request for a 'Gallery' board?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 11:10:00 PM
Yeah sure mate, I will get right onto that now. Which section would that be best in?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 11:35:54 PM
Cheers, M'dear.

In the old place it sat quite comfortably with the coffee shop and the members bookshelf.  Out of the way but not too hidden.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 06, 2018, 11:36:36 PM
Cool, that way it isn't confined to prose.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 06, 2018, 11:59:38 PM
Dylan used to stick his sporadic poems in there.  A place for people to share or showcase items they don't necessarily want critiqued.  So they don't clutter the review boards.

Anyway, I'm off to bed now.  Not quite before midnight, but close.  Another hard days shredding behind me.  I  have completed my first full plastic bin liner of shreddings, all tied of shut and ready to go.

Half a mail sack of unshredded paper fills one black sack.  So there's going to be four of them before I even start on thinning out the filing cabinet.

A lot of my bills, etc, are online now, but this doesn't seem to reduce the amount of mail that comes through my door ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2018, 12:01:03 AM
I ordered a bunch of vinyl and AFTER I did, my niece told me about a sale elsewhere. Isn't that just the way things go?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 07, 2018, 01:26:44 AM
Pretty standard mate,  Murphy's Law
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2018, 12:20:10 PM
Since I bought a bunch of precut packs, I didn't spend much more where I bought the stuff, but ...

And it's not like I bought anything I couldn't actually afford to pay for. So it's all good. And I'm going to have a bunch of new supplies. I enjoy making this stuff. I wonder how long that's going to last.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 07, 2018, 12:23:23 PM
Is this for the shirts, Patti?

You're setting up a proper little cottage industry there ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 07, 2018, 12:48:16 PM
Not much of an industry. I've sold two. I've made many. Most for myself and then a bunch as presents.

For one of my CrossFit friends, I made one with a stork on it saying "Nine month partner WOD"
I liked that one.

I'm really bad at marketing.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on January 07, 2018, 06:53:04 PM
You design and stitch clothes, SpellChick?
Cool...I always wanted to do that but never actually got around to learning.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 08, 2018, 12:20:23 PM
I have sewn my entire wardrobe. But now I buy the clothes and put designs on them. I post a lot of pictures of my shirts on Facebook/Instagram.

I actually have an entire stash of fabric I bought several years ago and didn't turn it into the skirts I had envisioned. I probably could do something with that and then put my own designed vinyl stuff on that.

I really hate putting in buttonholes. I usually nick the stitching while trying to open the hole. And that was when I was younger and had steadier hands.
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Post by: Firefly on January 08, 2018, 09:18:50 PM
And eyes  :o

I sewed for a living once, the right side seam on undies. That is my limit but I'm jolly well fast  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mr. Barry on January 09, 2018, 09:55:30 AM
I sewed bridesmaid dresses in college to make money.   
I even made myself a Leisure Suit.  A PURPLE Leisure Suit. 

What can I say?  It was the 70's...
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Post by: Firefly on January 09, 2018, 12:41:19 PM
Why am I not shocked
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 01:36:58 PM
I even made myself a Leisure Suit.  A PURPLE Leisure Suit. 

What can I say?  It was the 70's...

You had leisure in the 70's?  I worked my arse off.  But it came back later ;-)
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Post by: Dansinger on January 09, 2018, 03:01:12 PM
I can sew curtains if I really have too.

You had leisure in the 70's?  I worked my arse off.  But it came back later ;-)

Gawd, Gyp! I'm glad to hear it came back. You must have looked funny without.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 07:19:41 PM
I was a bit of a stick insect back in the 70's ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 09, 2018, 07:20:10 PM
I've sewed curtain and drapes and made pillows and a three piece suit for my son to wear at his uncle's wedding (he was the ring bearer). It was gray pinstripe and he looked marvelous.

Now, I can barely thread a needle cuz I can't see the damn hole.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 07:52:55 PM
Never sewn a curtain in my life, although I do have an old hand-operated sewing machine here.  Used to sew up stuff for medieval costumes, based on the theatrical principle that if the silhouette was right then it looked right.  Which meant mostly squares and rectangles.

May have a stab at curtains for my living room if I see a material I like.

Will admit I have trouble threading a needle without my glasses these days.  Maybe I should just use leather strips and thonging needles ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 09, 2018, 07:57:13 PM
Will admit I have trouble threading a needle without my glasses these days. 

Me too, I'm afraid.


Maybe I should just use leather strips and thonging needles ;-)

No there's an idea. That might actually make sewing fun.

I much prefer my rotary drill over my sewing machine.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 09, 2018, 08:31:55 PM
Has everyone gone to bed yet so I can bask in victory for a while?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 09, 2018, 08:46:11 PM
Nope. Not nearly bedtime yet.  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 09:00:47 PM
"I have dreams enough to keep -and a second sack of shredding still to do -  and miles to go before I sleep."

Plus a chicken pie which is nearly cooked and a load of stuff rattling away in the tumble drier, but I can't hear the drier because its in another room with a surprisingly sound absorbing door between us.  (Or am I going deaf in my old age?)

The oven has beeped, so you now have an opportunity to depose me from the podium.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 09, 2018, 09:06:57 PM
I appreciate that, Gyppo.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 09, 2018, 09:08:03 PM
Ha, but I'm still here Danuchan. You won't get rid of me so easily.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 09:56:38 PM
So am I.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 09, 2018, 10:03:21 PM
I'll be off to bed shortly, leaving the podium to other competitors.

Nite all!
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Post by: Gyppo on January 09, 2018, 10:11:53 PM
No more shredding tonight.  I believe my office wall shares the same wall as my my neighbours bedroom, and although she's never complained she's a lovely old lady and I'd hate to disturb her after 10 PM.  She's the one who used to live in the caravan next to us 60 years ago.

These bungalows are remarkably sound-proofed though compared to the old house.
Back there I could hear the neighbour if he dreamed too loudly.  Certainly heard his kids when they had nightmares for a while.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 09, 2018, 11:49:28 PM
We live in a stand alone house so no connected neighbors. One of my neighbors actually lives in Maryland so she would have to be quite loud for me to hear from this remove.

The other neighbor is a semi recluse, even worse than me.

So in the silence of early evening, I take my win.
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Post by: Firefly on January 09, 2018, 11:57:57 PM
Gyp if the villas were built in the last say, 15 years, there should be a double fire wall all the way to the roof. They started these years ago but I am unsure exactly how long and the UK is more then likely different as well. It is supposed to prevent a fire spreading from villa to villa via the ceiling cavity so they should be pretty sound proof too.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2018, 12:12:55 AM
Always with the unintended consequences.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 10, 2018, 12:23:20 AM
Yeah, a bonus gets thrown in at times mate  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2018, 01:39:59 PM
There are still some terraces of houses over here with one long continuous loft space  joining eight or more houses.  Most have been retrofitted with a wall, but not all.  Which is why the fire in Simon the Fireman's offices spread so rapidly.

It is a genuine medieval building, listed for conservation, so modern safety features can't be legally added without a huge amount of hassle.  Extra smoke alarms,  fire-extinguishers and discrete sprinkler systems is about the best they're going to get.

Mind you, our local council offices, built in the last five years, have that modern exterior wall cladding which goes up like a torch once it starts burning, as was so sadly demonstrated just recently by a burning tower block in London.

When we went up to Scotland for Kizzi's graduation we saw a tower block there where all the cladding was being stripped and replaced for a similar reasons.  That one was a 60's construction.  Sometimes they complied with the regulations which were in force then, and sometimes the contractors were just penny-pinching gits. 
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2018, 03:03:23 PM
I'm waiting for my sheets to dry so I can make the bed. I forgot to put them in the dryer, so this is taking longer than expected. Le sigh.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 10, 2018, 03:45:30 PM
Well I hope you are all finished so I can start off my day with a win.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 10, 2018, 03:51:21 PM
Finished? What a silly notion!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 10, 2018, 03:56:55 PM
I went to Finland but I'm still not Finnished.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 10, 2018, 04:04:51 PM
Or are you in Egypt, in Denial?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 10, 2018, 04:17:34 PM
I'm swimming in Denial.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 10, 2018, 04:29:04 PM
Aren't you afraid you'll get eaten by crocodiles?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2018, 04:32:46 PM
Two stoned hippies sat on the banks of the Nile, dangling their legs in the water.

Ist Hippy:  "Hey, a crocodile's just bitten my leg off."

2nd Hippy:  "Which one?

Ist Hippy:   "That big one over there."
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Post by: Dansinger on January 10, 2018, 04:35:35 PM
Let's hope he won't end up with a massive belly-ache.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 10, 2018, 05:51:10 PM
Or a contact high
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Post by: Gyppo on January 10, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
Worst case scenario is the Croc gets a case of 'the munchies' and comes back for seconds.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 10, 2018, 09:10:15 PM
Now wouldn't that be terrible, eh?  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 11, 2018, 07:46:11 AM
I am winning
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 09:02:45 AM
No you're not. I am.

And speaking about winning...

I've added the missing entry to our poetry challenge and reset all votes. The deadline has been extended.

Please go, read and vote. There's some real gems there!
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,142.0.html
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Post by: Firefly on January 11, 2018, 10:01:49 AM
I already voted  :o
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Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 10:53:12 AM
I already voted  :o

Best go vote again. I've had to reset all votes.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 11, 2018, 12:18:49 PM
That missing an entry thing ....


That means we can smite you. ahahahahahaha

But instead, forgiveness is the key to happiness. Or some rot like that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 01:08:56 PM
Except that the missing of that entry was through no fault of my own. And we have reason to suspect it was the forum messing up on us. So there's that.

But go ahead and smite me if you want. But remember Karma is a bitch. She might just come back to bite you in the bum.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 11, 2018, 02:38:37 PM
I'm a lover, not a smiter.

I wore my "Who thought I would have to worry about my snatch at this age" shirt to the gym today. We were doing snatches. They might just as well get to know the real me sooner rather than later.

I'm not a big fan of snatches. Difficult move. But ... I did a boatload of them, unless I did a shit ton. Never know for sure.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 03:48:30 PM
Goodness, Chick, I don't even know what snatches are. Go figure!
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 11, 2018, 05:22:50 PM
I wish I didn't know what they were either. But here we are.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 05:57:57 PM
Here you are indeed. Still trying to win, I see. But I won't let you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:08:54 PM
It's time to unseat you, dansinger.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 07:09:32 PM
But not for long, Dan.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:18:39 PM
again?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 07:21:21 PM
Again. I'm a real pest. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:22:27 PM
I prefer to think of myself as diligent.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 07:26:27 PM
That's another way of looking at it.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:28:39 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 07:29:08 PM
What for?
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:30:20 PM
I need a reason for a short-term win?
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Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 07:31:44 PM
I guess not. But you know what? I'm gonna give you the podium for now. Netflix is calling. And a Martini.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:35:25 PM
Don't leave yet. I'm almost to a hundred posts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2018, 07:39:38 PM
There are other threads where you can post.  It doesn't have to be here.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 07:50:37 PM
And dansinger is the most frequent poster at this time of night on most of them.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2018, 07:55:42 PM
Come on then, let's get you to the magic hundred whilst my dinner is cooking.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 11, 2018, 08:36:29 PM
not much further to the big double-o
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Post by: Gyppo on January 11, 2018, 08:57:18 PM
You are now a senior member :-)
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Post by: Dansinger on January 11, 2018, 09:21:45 PM
Dan, congrats on being a senior citizen member.

As you see, I'm back for now. But it's getting late here, so I might be off to bed soon.
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Post by: Spell Chick on January 11, 2018, 11:54:54 PM
And Gyp, you got your fifth and final block. It's all downhill from here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2018, 08:53:50 AM
At least that's easier than it being all uphill from here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 12, 2018, 11:54:12 AM
Life before coffee is all uphill. I really need to figure out how to get coffee brought to me the nanosecond I wake up in the morning. This stumbling around making coffee stuff is hard.
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Post by: DGSquared on January 12, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
You don't have a programmable coffee pot, Patti?
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Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2018, 12:19:05 PM
You don't have a programmable coffee pot, Patti?

Heaven forbid that we let her have one of those. She'd become such a whirlwind of activity that the universe would collapse in on itself.
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Post by: DGSquared on January 12, 2018, 01:05:44 PM
Maybe. Then there's always the chance of a power outage at which point those of us who use programmable coffee pots are completely befuddled with having to reprogram.
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Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2018, 01:44:02 PM
You don't have a programmable coffee pot, Patti?

But she still has to be awake to drink it.  The only way to avoid these hideous moments would be to have some kind of cannula set up with a timed pump to deliver intravenous caffeine perhaps fifteen minutes before waking.  But seeing as Patti suffers from disturbed sleep patterns this might not work too well.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 12, 2018, 03:55:10 PM
Thanks everyone for helping me make it to being a fool full member. I couldn't have done it without you.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 12, 2018, 04:04:52 PM
You'll be a hero before you know it, Dan. Just wait and see.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 12, 2018, 04:15:01 PM
Dan, you're a +1/-1 karma. Is that the same as my +0/-0?
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Post by: Dansinger on January 12, 2018, 05:17:12 PM
I suppose so, Dan.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 12, 2018, 05:38:47 PM
I do have a programmable coffeepot. But I don't have a programmable body. This makes life very complicated.

I think we should make it a goal to hit the karma choices at least ten times per day. Just for the hell of it.
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Post by: DAnuchan on January 12, 2018, 07:21:55 PM
I do have a programmable coffeepot. But I don't have a programmable body. This makes life very complicated.

In other words, you can set the coffee pot to wake up on time, but you might not be there to enjoy it.

I think we should make it a goal to hit the karma choices at least ten times per day. Just for the hell of it.

Can we have smite wars? If your karma goes too low, you reincarnate as a worm.


Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 12, 2018, 07:32:30 PM
What makes you think I'm not already a worm?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 12, 2018, 07:34:32 PM
Worms go in the worm bin, no?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2018, 09:09:04 PM
Smite/Applaud?  What a load of bollocks.  I thought this was a site for writers, not brain-dead button-clickers ;-)  There is already a quick reply option for those terse moments when brill or no are sufficient answer.
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Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2018, 09:51:29 PM
But... we can smite people.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 12, 2018, 10:14:32 PM
I will have all smites I would say  ;D

I didn't see these till Mark started his Karma thread
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: thatollie on January 12, 2018, 10:27:38 PM
I can smite you if you like.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 12, 2018, 11:47:40 PM
For a moment there, I forgot which thread I was in. Now I'm a winner, spinner, hungry for vegetarian dinner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 12, 2018, 11:56:27 PM
I plan to get the slowcooker (crockpot) out, for the fist time since moving, and make a fairly basic 'traveller stew' with big chunks of root vegetables.  Probably enough for about three meals so I'll freeze some of it.  I have a smaller slowcooker here as well, but that is an unknown tool, so I'll be sticking with the family sized one for now.

I will probably add meat to some of it when I thaw it out later, for second and third helpings.  Or perhapo turn some of it into a not-too-fiery curry.

It will make my kitchen smell nice.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 11:27:27 AM
I plan to get the slowcooker (crockpot) out, for the fist time since moving, and make a fairly basic 'traveller stew' with big chunks of root vegetables.  Probably enough for about three meals so I'll freeze some of it.  I have a smaller slowcooker here as well, but that is an unknown tool, so I'll be sticking with the family sized one for now.

I will probably add meat to some of it when I thaw it out later, for second and third helpings.  Or perhapo turn some of it into a not-too-fiery curry.

It will make my kitchen smell nice.

Recipe please, Gyp?
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Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2018, 11:43:49 AM
Mmmm. Nothing beats the smell of slow cooked stew.

I forgot I had a crockpot. I didn't bother to unpack all of our boxes because we moved here thinking it would be a short term residence until we found a place we wanted to buy. Now that housing is scarce, prices are out of control. Unless the landlord decides to let the place deteriorate, we'll probably be here for awhile.

Besides, we like living in the avocado orchards with the creek bed in our backyard.  I've grown to appreciate having more space between neighbors.

You've got my stomach growling, Gyppo. I'm going to have to look for that crockpot.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 11:46:49 AM
My slow cooker is one of my best friends. I love making bread pudding in it. Or apple crumble. Or lasagna. Started doing that when I had no oven, and it stuck.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2018, 12:55:56 PM
I use the slow cooker a lot here. But I don't do any pasta in it. How do you make lasagna in a slow cooker? Doesn't the pasta just turn into starchy goo?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 01:00:14 PM
When you make lasagna, you don't pre-cook it.

With other pasta, you add it some 20 minutes or so before the end.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 01:02:56 PM
Oh, and found you the recipe I used last time.

https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/slow-cooker-lasagna
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Post by: Gyppo on January 13, 2018, 01:12:20 PM
Recipe please, Gyp?

It will be one of those no-recipe recipes.  You just leave out stuff you don't like ;-)  Mine will have Carrots, Swedes, Parsnip, Potatoes, Green beans. As reflects a stew traditionally made from 'gleanings' picked up during the day as you travelled through farmland, or shoved into your pockets when working as a casual farm labourer/picker.

With hedgerow fruits or nuts according to season and taste.  A handful of sweet chestnuts if you can be bothered to pick the shells off, can be a nice addition.

I've been looking through the cupboard and will probably chuck in a generous handful of sultanas as well.  The ones in my cupboard have started to dry out a bit but they'll plump up nicely in the slow heat.    I'll chuck in a handful of pasta spirals later on because I quite like the addition, but if I put it in at the start of the overnight plus cooking it just melts down into a thick slurry.  Doesn't damage the taste but looks slimy.

Really I should do the pasta separately, but once I get in the mood for traditional one-pot cooking, even if it is electric rather than hanging from a kittle hook over a fire, I find myself chucking all sorts of things in there.

There'll be sprouts too.  I like sprouts.  Always have, even as child.

Spices?  I'll see what I've got left.  I discarded some stuff during the move, so that may take a while to build up a collection again.

My Brother in Law, an ex-fairground guy, has quite a selection of peppers he likes to play with when he cooks his version.  Sometimes he gets a bit too generous ;-)

If I see any sweet peppers in the shop later today I might chop up a red or yellow one and add it.  I don't like the green ones.

Sometimes I'll add an apple or two, cut chunky rather than sliced.  I like the way they can pick up the other flavours but still taste of apple.

Mum once left the slow cooker on all weekend when we went away.   The result was a wonderful tasting thick vegetable soup, which we promptly labelled 'Slurry'.  Mum said she couldn't waste all that good veg and threatened to use it as 'stock'.  I suggested we tasted it first.  It looked vile but smelled and tasted rather grand.

Whenever I make stew I remember Dad out in the garden one particularly vicious winter, needing his pickaxe to wrest swedes and turnips from frozen soil.   He couldn't do his usual civil engineering job because of the weather but found a job loading lorries.  The stewpot stayed on top of the caravan stove for for six weeks straight, constantly simmering, being replenished but never emptied ;-)  Meat was cooked separately and added at the dishing up stage.

"Times like this a man needs his own pick and shovel with him, Son, instead of relying on the tools from work."  He used to bring them home every night 'just in case some light fingered git steals them to pawn for a pint or two'.   Come to think of it he always looked favourably upon a prospective new hand who turned up with his own well-used and well-cared-for tools.  In dad's critical eyes it made him a workman instead of 'just' a labourer.

In these modern times it might seem a bit harsh to make snap judgements of a man by his tools and the callouses on his hands, but it saved Dad a lot of trouble ;-)   If a man who started on Monday was still with the work gang on Wednesday it meant he was goodun.
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Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 01:26:16 PM
Thanks Gyp. I'll make my own version tomorrow, I think. I love parsnips and swedes, and I've got an old, dried out red pepper (of the sweet kind) hiding in my fridge somewhere. Don't like sprouts, but I've got some leftover leek - already sliced and washed - in the freezer. I'll probably chuck in some lentils and barley. And some dried fruit as well.

I might even chuck in a (well scrubbed) egg or two, which I can save for later use.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 13, 2018, 01:56:38 PM
Trying to win Hero status with a long way to go. :P 100 before I stop tonight.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 13, 2018, 03:52:15 PM
I have a slow cooker at home. If dinner's too slow, I slap her bottom!

HaHaHa!!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2018, 03:56:50 PM
Oh, and found you the recipe I used last time.

https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/slow-cooker-lasagna

that sounds great and was even written in American.  8)
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Post by: Firefly on January 13, 2018, 09:44:41 PM
Now you lot have me in the mood to drag out the slow cooker
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 13, 2018, 09:57:49 PM
You say that as if it's a bad thing Fly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 13, 2018, 10:32:32 PM
 ;D ;D

Its funny, you don't think of a lot of stew based dishes in the summer months but I do use it a lot in the winter. I do a lot of meals and cryo them for taking on our trips. Yum yum and you don't have to cook many nights that way  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 13, 2018, 10:54:11 PM
I got too much salad dressing on my salad and it has sorta ruined the entire experience. I know better than this but it was a new bottle and just plopped en masse.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 13, 2018, 11:37:50 PM
I really hate it when this happens Patti, most annoying
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 14, 2018, 08:53:20 AM
Another good reason not to eat salad. The main reason being, of course, that we're humans. Not sheep or rabbits.

I've got a nice bread pudding going in the slow cooker. Can't wait till it's done, but you know that's the thing with slow cookers. They're SLO!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 14, 2018, 01:07:11 PM
You could always re-wash your salad, Patti. Just remember to remove the croutons first. ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2018, 01:08:49 PM
I did manage to choke it down.

And I survived the ordeal hahahahahahaha

I'm such a hero.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 14, 2018, 01:11:01 PM
Self inflicted ordeals are masochism, not heroism.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2018, 01:26:30 PM
Damn. Well, I win here. How's that for heroic?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 14, 2018, 01:37:32 PM
Sorry to burst your bubble Patti, but you don't win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 14, 2018, 02:39:19 PM
I'm winning now  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2018, 02:43:27 PM
This is my last stinky win of the morning. I'm off to shower now.

I had to ask for help in making today's shirt. I've never touched my settings but for some reason, today, the damn machine thought I was printing instead of cutting and it put a frame around my picture. After nice people helped me with the reason why it was doing what it was doing, I poked around until I found where to change it to Cut instead of Print, just like the other 150 or so times I've used it.

Today's shirt turned out nice, thanks to the generous people who helped an unknown person with a problem.

The world really has a lot more good people than bad people. They just don't make the news.
And my delayed shower is next on the menu.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 14, 2018, 10:23:14 PM
I'm hoping to slide in a quiet win while others are away.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 14, 2018, 10:29:32 PM
Hahaha! You wish Dan.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 14, 2018, 10:32:02 PM
In that case, I'm not letting you win, either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 14, 2018, 10:33:06 PM
That's OK. I'm in it for the fun.

But you know what? I'm off to bed now, so you take the podium and enjoy it while it lasts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 14, 2018, 10:35:19 PM
Mine! All mine!

'Night, Dan.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 14, 2018, 11:03:48 PM
I'm not gone yet.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 14, 2018, 11:51:01 PM
Still early for me. And by now FF is awake and refreshed and annoying as ever.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 15, 2018, 12:29:32 AM
Yes, yes she is
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 07:42:51 AM
Morning all! I get my five minutes of fame now. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 15, 2018, 08:49:56 AM
Whoop whoop  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 11:44:40 AM
Dan, it looked closer to an hour. Lucky you. Now, where did you hide the blue ribbon?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 01:03:38 PM
It did, eh?

The blue ribbon? O dear! I'm afraid one of my cats stole it. Can't find it anywhere.  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 02:37:57 PM
Ok everybody, Dan's trying to hide the blue ribbon. Now what?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 02:42:36 PM
I'm not trying to hide it, my cats stole it. Even if I do find it back, it'll probably be shredded. We'd better go buy a new one.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 02:59:37 PM
Who is this "we" you speak of Kemosabe?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 03:03:38 PM
Mwah, you know... you, FF, the others. And me supervising, of course. Can't ask of poor little me in my wheelchair (It's so sad to be in a wheelchair you know. Compromises your brain and all that shite.) to go out there in this horrible wheather and buy blue ribbon for your enjoyment.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 15, 2018, 03:44:01 PM
You folks need to find something better to do with your time so I may remain winner without having to work for it. ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 04:39:30 PM
You wish, Deb!  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 05:51:48 PM
Dan, here is a trick my kids tried to play often. Blame the other person. Perhaps it is Deb who lost the blue ribbon. You must think outside the box.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
Deb??
That sweet, innocent blonde? Could she really be that devious?
Who'd have thunk!  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 07:05:17 PM
She just acts sweet and nice and kind and stuff. Really, blame her.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 07:16:26 PM
I might. On the other hand, reading back... I see you were the first (and only!) one to blame someone for making off with a blue ribbon.

Hmmmm.  :-\
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 15, 2018, 07:17:05 PM
Perhaps it's hidden under her hat ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 15, 2018, 07:19:17 PM
That's a definite possibility. Or maybe Chick drowned it in her coffee.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 15, 2018, 09:42:12 PM
Is it time for my win yet?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 15, 2018, 11:11:14 PM
I would never waste my coffee on a mere blue ribbon.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 15, 2018, 11:33:23 PM
I may have to have another coffee and guard my podium
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2018, 12:05:05 AM
Your podium?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 16, 2018, 01:51:21 AM
Hello
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 16, 2018, 01:54:02 AM
Hello stranger, what's been happening?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 07:30:29 AM
Er, wait! what's that? A newbie trying to steal our podium?
Well, hello you! If you want that podium, you're gonna have to try harder mate.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 16, 2018, 09:16:01 AM
Oh he will  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 09:19:48 AM
Good.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 16, 2018, 09:20:15 AM
It is
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 09:24:07 AM
We're gonna make him work for it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2018, 12:15:52 PM
I'm just stealing it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 16, 2018, 01:07:27 PM
Tiptoe . . . . crab walk .  .  .  .    u   u  u  u  skip, sip trip 
RUN  . .. . . . .


WIN!
                                .  .  .  .       
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 01:31:50 PM
Forget it, Deb. I'm here now!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 16, 2018, 03:14:36 PM
Do I have to give back the blue ribbon I took yesterday?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 03:17:52 PM
So you had it! Yes, you'd better give it back. It pisses Patti off when she can't find it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 16, 2018, 03:19:45 PM
I tried sending it in email, but my system crashed.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 03:20:20 PM
O dear! That's not good, man. Not good at all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 16, 2018, 04:00:03 PM
I wonder what Patti is going to do to DAnuchan? *Watches eagerly*  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 16, 2018, 04:02:16 PM
Who's this slipping in wins on all the boards? Why, it's Cathy C.
Pushing for 200 posts?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2018, 04:07:06 PM
Kiss kiss kiss
the ribbon

there it is
finally

(https://openclipart.org/download/174086/1357395743.svg)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 05:34:35 PM
Well there it is indeed. Personally,  I'm not all too impressed, but to each their own.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2018, 05:56:44 PM
You may not know the history of the ribbon, but FF does. And she knows it is worth it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 16, 2018, 06:49:12 PM
So what's the story?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 16, 2018, 07:57:49 PM
There are pink and blue ribbons and a scepter and a throne and many other prizes to had if one works hard enough. They have also been lost or destroyed and the sadness involved in that is too heartbreaking to even mention.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 16, 2018, 09:18:20 PM
But they will all be restored when the true champion of this topic emerges, right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2018, 09:35:52 PM
I fear that old age may take some of us before there is a clear victor.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 16, 2018, 09:44:40 PM
Age, schmage.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 16, 2018, 10:26:44 PM
If you're older than those around you it just means you've got a head start.  Eventually the pack will run you down, but you don't have to make it easy for them.

If you don't believe me, watch this video someone sent me recently.  You need to watch it to the end though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIJjB9WJsJM
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 16, 2018, 10:34:48 PM
That ribbon is a phony decoy ribbon, the real ribbon is pink/blue  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2018, 12:16:21 AM
The blue was lost. The pink blue is in my possession and I will not give it up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2018, 12:26:26 AM
At least it's not the mysterious sky-blue-pink I recall from school.  One of the girls has a fascinating orangey-brown coat.  If I'd been an art student I could probably have named it.  I said it was a fascinating colour and asked what it was.

"Sky-blue-pink, you idiot.  Don't you know anything?"

I guessed she didn't like it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 17, 2018, 01:26:47 AM
Er, wait! what's that? A newbie trying to steal our podium?
Well, hello you! If you want that podium, you're gonna have to try harder mate.

I'm like that annoying relative that never ever leaves
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 17, 2018, 09:02:58 AM
Nice try loser!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 17, 2018, 09:08:20 AM
Move over Missy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 17, 2018, 11:24:23 AM
Ribbons, ribbons. Never been a fan of them. I don't know what you ladies find so appealing. And what's this talk about thrones? Who wants to sit on a throne anyway? All that sitting down would only give you flabby-arse-syndrome, and would you want that?

Would you now, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2018, 01:31:38 PM
We also have medal in a wide variety.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 17, 2018, 06:26:11 PM
 :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2018, 07:32:41 PM
(http://clearfinancial.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/shutterstock-and-the-winner-is-header-image-copy-650x433.jpg)

ME
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 17, 2018, 08:21:43 PM
Hahaha!

You wish Patti. But here's your chance to choose a winner.
https://bestwritingforum.com/index.php/topic,142.0.html

Go vote now (if you haven't already done so) before it's too late.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 17, 2018, 09:37:02 PM
Nice segue. I still win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 17, 2018, 09:38:50 PM
Are you sure?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2018, 09:39:45 PM
There's many a slip...

Twixt lady and crinoline.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 17, 2018, 09:49:39 PM
Gyppo! Why are you stealing my podium?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 17, 2018, 10:14:42 PM
Because I can?  No matter how fleetingly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 17, 2018, 10:16:39 PM
Move over baby  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 17, 2018, 10:16:58 PM
I'm taking it back though. Because I like it here.

(I'd rather hate to be in the limelight for real though.)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 17, 2018, 10:17:55 PM
This is the real lime light, scram!!  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 18, 2018, 04:51:07 AM
I'll take that win now, thank you :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 18, 2018, 05:54:20 AM
Hola amigos.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 18, 2018, 06:41:47 AM
You should go pick an avocado lady  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 18, 2018, 08:15:50 AM
OK. Out of the way you ladies. The Man Of The Forum steps up.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 18, 2018, 11:18:33 AM
;-)

Ever noticed how sometimes the podium is like one of those aerobic steps?  Up and down, on and off.

Mum's old friend June was an aerobics instructor well into her eighties.  She started off doing a gentle version for pensioners, but also did full-on classes for thirty year olds.

"Come on, Ladies.  Keep up,  Some of you are young enough to be my grandaughters."  She walked miles each day between the various clubs and sports centres, pushing her trolley with all her kit inside.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 18, 2018, 11:45:55 AM
I think I am growing old disgracefully
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 18, 2018, 12:07:28 PM
I know I am. Feeble is just now what I wanted to be when I grew up and yet ... here I am.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 18, 2018, 12:59:35 PM
I'm not growing old. Just antiquated. And I always like to think I've evolved past the need for legs.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 18, 2018, 03:07:52 PM
My feeble ass made it to the gym and here I am, still alive and in desperate need of a shower. I should go do that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 18, 2018, 03:39:41 PM
If I wanted a shower, I could just step outside.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 18, 2018, 09:40:12 PM
I stepped inside and got cleaned up. The people at the grocery store didn't know how lucky they were.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 18, 2018, 11:10:02 PM
I think I may spend today cleaning my podium, you lot dribbled all over it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 19, 2018, 12:13:46 AM
I don't dribble.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 19, 2018, 12:32:53 AM
Well someone did
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 19, 2018, 02:19:40 AM
Me?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 19, 2018, 02:56:17 AM
Well that is no shock
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 07:45:00 AM
Ooooooh, nice clean podium here I come. I'll even wipe my wheels, so they won't create marks. And I'll pop a wheelie. Just because I can. Put on some music and I'll even do my best Elvis imitation.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 19, 2018, 08:42:04 AM
I'll quickly grab a win and leave before anyone notices ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 19, 2018, 08:57:26 AM
I'll quickly grab a win and leave before anyone notices ;D

I noticed you here, there, and everywhere.

Did you notice I stole the win?  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 09:40:59 AM
Hahaha! But I'm back. Popping wheelies and stealing your show.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 19, 2018, 09:48:26 AM
*Runs in, grabs win, leaves*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 10:12:25 AM
Hahaha! Why would anyone do that? Why not stay around to enjoy the win for a couple of minutes?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 19, 2018, 12:00:04 PM
Yeah, but you should see her chain mail. She's not to be dismissed that easily.


Neither am I.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 19, 2018, 12:07:32 PM
You're dismissed, Missy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 12:28:14 PM
And so are you, Chick.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2018, 01:01:33 PM
I see.  We're in and out like a fiddler's elbow today.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 01:24:27 PM
I never heard that expression before, Gyppo. I'll have to remember it. It's a great one.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2018, 01:29:00 PM
I pretty much grew up with it, despite having neither a fiddler or a more formal violinist in the family.  Simply evocative, isn't it?  Another common one over here is working like a one-armed paper-hanger.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 02:23:29 PM
It is evocative, though the reality is usually a bit different. Both my daughter and son play the violin, and I even tried my hand at it for a blue Monday, but you make long strikes with the bow. There's some good reasons for this too, but I won't bother you with the details.

Of course, I don't know about fiddlers. I imagine that, seeing the lack of formal training, they won't use the same techniques as violinists.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2018, 03:20:00 PM
Most fiddlers I've ever seen tend to play with a more abrupt and bouncy - even percussive - style than the few classical violinists I've ever seen.

In the link below you'll see what I mean, and the player tends to use only the middle third of the bow's length.  Particularly noticeable around the 2:10 mark and onwards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnepPZChA5U

One of Mum's friends was an Irish fiddle-woman who played mostly folk music, but sometimes, although she never learned to read music and had learned all her tunes by ear, she could be tempted to play a classical tune or two and, sure enough, she used the full length of the bow with that kind of music. 

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 05:42:50 PM
That's some lively music there. And indeed very different technique. But did you intend to post the same link twice?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 19, 2018, 07:01:16 PM
No, I didn't.  I'll take one of them out.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 19, 2018, 09:58:50 PM
And all fixed now. Less confusing that way. What's even better, I'm back on the podium. For the time being, that is.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 19, 2018, 11:37:53 PM
Morning barflies. I am up late today, a little sleep in now and again never hurts does it
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 19, 2018, 11:58:29 PM
Dinner time here. What's the special, Bones?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 20, 2018, 12:07:58 AM
Bones is in the bar. Are you lost?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 20, 2018, 12:22:26 AM
He doesn't deliver?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 20, 2018, 07:05:27 AM
Slide on over.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 20, 2018, 09:07:20 AM
bump
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 20, 2018, 10:48:00 AM
Did you ever hear of the Bertha Butt Boogie? Bump bump bump... That was my hips bumping you on over, Missy.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 20, 2018, 10:54:22 AM
Nice try missy moo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2018, 11:09:47 AM
All this aggression ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 20, 2018, 12:39:00 PM
Those ladies, eh?

Now come on you ladies, make room for this poor old man.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 20, 2018, 01:01:56 PM
No.

I take the win, the podium, the ribbon, the trophy, the scepter, and any other prizes available.


Would one of you please water the ficus. From up here, I can see it is being neglected.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 20, 2018, 01:45:35 PM
Woo who! Patti! Your coffee is over there. I'll keep the podium and winner's sash warm for you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 20, 2018, 01:59:27 PM
Because my coffee habit is so bad, and left to my own devices I can actually make myself ill, I am limited to three cups (mugs) of coffee per day. So right now I'm reduced to tea until the next time I can have coffee.

I think in honor of this horrific happenstance, I should get to win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 20, 2018, 02:21:52 PM
Ladies! You need to go over to the bar immediately. We're throwing a party there, and I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss it. And don't worry about the podium. I'll look after it while you are out partying. Aren't I just the perfect gentleman?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 20, 2018, 08:00:16 PM
Ah Dan the Man, so sweet, I have ordered podium delivery, thanks pal
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 20, 2018, 08:57:56 PM
Dan, now look what you have done! Poor Bones has now been run ragged trying to keep up with the demands here and in the bar. Look, he's nothing but skin and bones.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2018, 09:02:33 PM
He still pops up occasionally in the other place as well.  He's a loyal skeleton.  But he says it's pretty quiet over there.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 20, 2018, 09:21:31 PM
I think he likes the cot out back for when Shaky visits mate. >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2018, 09:32:57 PM
Probably right.

Maybe I need to put a little hammock under the bar here in case Insomnio/Frogg ever finds her way here.

Left click to enlarge.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 20, 2018, 11:09:53 PM
You messaged Frogg didn't you mate?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 20, 2018, 11:29:30 PM
Yeah, but if she's not logging in she won't see it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 20, 2018, 11:38:24 PM
I told you ladies to run over to the bar yourselves. You are the ones running poor old Bones ragged. Where are  your manners, ladies? Where's your compassion?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 21, 2018, 03:06:02 AM
Right up there with our loyalty when it comes to my podium  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2018, 05:48:48 AM
Wide awake at quarter to five.  Gave in and got up for something to eat and a drink.  This is more like my summer hours.

Haven't even looked out the window yet, but I hope it won't be raining all day today.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 21, 2018, 08:10:56 AM
The landlord still hasn't fixed our roof. It's rained and leaked in the house once since the fire and there is a chance of rain Thursday. The house needs a new roof. He's sent his handyman to patch it last year, it leaked. He sent someone else over to patch it last week, again, unlicensed, cheap labor, it leaked. I've texted  him about it three times.   

                                                                      I could use a win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 10:56:31 AM
Deb, looks like your landlord is a cheap feller. Good luck getting that roof fixed.

Anyway, you've had your five minutes of fame. My turn now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 21, 2018, 11:02:54 AM
Not so fast Mister.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 12:30:10 PM
I had five minutes. And trying again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2018, 12:43:12 PM
You had 12 minutes this time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 12:44:54 PM
Making progress then, eh? :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2018, 12:51:47 PM
Well...  Moving forwards at least.

I managed to burn something in the slow cooker ;-).  I should have turned it off when up I woke up early today, but I went back to bed.   Eighteen hours of slow cooking managed to catch one slice of potato in the bottom of the pot.  It still tastes okay, but there's a little bit of a taint.

But I'll still get two meals out of it.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 21, 2018, 01:25:06 PM
Slow burn?  Quick win and almost to 300 posts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 21, 2018, 03:55:02 PM
I shall try again

and again


I will win this thing
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2018, 04:10:42 PM
No-one will deny that you are a very trying person ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 06:56:38 PM
Let's see if I can sneak in and catch a nice little win here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 21, 2018, 06:58:09 PM
Yes, you can, but it is a little one.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 09:37:03 PM
Very little. But I'll just keep trying.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 21, 2018, 10:07:17 PM
I'm here, stand easy
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 21, 2018, 11:53:16 PM
Well, at least I had the podium for about half an hour there. I'll relieve you now FF. I'd hate for you to get sore feet.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 22, 2018, 12:23:27 AM
Ah but I always sit
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 22, 2018, 08:36:17 AM
And if she's there long enough she'll light a little fire and start cooking bush-tucker.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 22, 2018, 10:17:17 AM
Good grief, you people post a lot in my WINNER thread.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 22, 2018, 11:13:05 AM
Dream on foreigner
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 22, 2018, 11:48:08 AM
You're the one doing headstands.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 22, 2018, 12:09:57 PM
And here I am. Winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 22, 2018, 12:16:39 PM
Me too.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 22, 2018, 05:43:15 PM
I have to go get groceries. I think they should magically appear in your house when you want them.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 22, 2018, 05:50:23 PM
Yes, they should Patti.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 22, 2018, 07:54:40 PM
I have to go get groceries. I think they should magically appear in your house when you want them.

If Amazon had their way they would.  But you wouldn't be able to see the sky for bloody drones summoned by lazy buggers who've forgotten what their legs are for.

Mind you, its only in the last forty years or so we've lost the enterprising veg men who drove around with a van, knocking on doors of known customers and beeping their horn to attract new customers whilst serving the regulars.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 23, 2018, 12:35:28 AM
What comes around goes around. Grocery stores are pushing delivery service here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 23, 2018, 12:49:43 AM
I would use the delivery service if I was house bound and to be honest, just the parking congestion in this town is enough to herd me that way. The bonus would be you shop to a list
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2018, 10:14:50 AM
A lot of the older folk around here have their groceries delivered.  They tell me it works out cheaper in the long run.

My eldest lass used to have a delivery when they were both working full-time.  Can't remember which firm.  They would substitute if they didn't have the stuff on your regular list.   On one occasion every single item in the basket was a substitute ;-)  It made for some interesting meals.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 23, 2018, 10:46:08 AM
They do delivery here too. I don't want it. I want to buy my own food. And it's definitely cheaper for me to just dash to the shop and buy what I need. I run on muscle power. Can't beat that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 23, 2018, 11:13:26 AM
Going to the grocery store can be the only time I get to socialize with people face to face. I know about a quarter of the people in this town. That's why I go late at night. There are fewer people and most who go late are like me. They want to get the groceries and get out.

I would be a nightmare customer for a delivery service. I want organic, I'm picky about the freshness of produce, and am a stickler for choosing the item with the most distant expiration date. My cashew milk has to come from the coldest part of the refrigerator. Plus, I have to read labels. Can you believe they put food coloring in all but one brand of pickles? Kosher. How green do they need to be? No food coloring, animal testing, or chemicals I can't readily identify. Most processed products you pick up these days are more chemicals than food. The box can't be sticky and I want bread, bagels, tortilla chips from the back of the top shelf where grubby little, nose picking hands can't get to them.

I'm not sure if it's cultural or the fact there are usually three or more tykes in tow, but around here I see more mom's in stores let their kids suck on, drop, and play with products, then put them back on the shelf. *Shudder* Nachos aren't possible with crumbs.

Too many jobs are lost to automation.


That win took too much work.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 23, 2018, 12:26:03 PM
I would be a nightmare customer for a delivery service. I want organic, I'm picky about the freshness of produce, and am a stickler for choosing the item with the most distant expiration date. My cashew milk has to come from the coldest part of the refrigerator. Plus, I have to read labels. Can you believe they put food coloring in all but one brand of pickles? Kosher. How green do they need to be? No food coloring, animal testing, or chemicals I can't readily identify. Most processed products you pick up these days are more chemicals than food. The box can't be sticky and I want bread, bagels, tortilla chips from the back of the top shelf where grubby little, nose picking hands can't get to them.

Haha! You sound a lot like me, Deb.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2018, 01:29:17 PM
The manageress at our local co-op took me to task once for selecting two packets of crumpets from the back of the shelf.  They're very hot on stock rotation so the stuff at the  back has a longer shelf life.  But I still read the dates anyway.  Especially on meats.

"There's nothing wrong with the crumpets at the front.  They're still in date.  If everyone was like you we'd end up throwing out lots of out of date stock."

"Not if you didn't over-order in the first place.

She grumbled about me not understanding how their business worked.  I let her vent for a while, then dangled my shopping in front of her.

"It works like this."  Using what family call my irritatingly reasonable tone of voice.  "I'm a regular customer.  I cheerfully pay a bit over the odds for the convenience of shopping here.  If you don't sell me what I want I can go shopping elsewhere. 

"Your choice."

I thought she was going to explode for a few seconds.  Then she grunted and found something else to do.  I noticed one of the other staff, facing up the shelves, smiling to herself.

I still shop there, still pick and choose.  But she no longer works there ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 23, 2018, 01:54:12 PM
That's priceless, Gyp!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2018, 01:57:40 PM
Sometimes people need to be reminded we have a choice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 23, 2018, 05:06:48 PM
I'm not quite that picky, but I do select packages that haven't been crushed or dented and I make sure my food is within date. I am more selective with produce than with other things. I usually bring meat home and repackage it into smaller portions since there are only the two of us. I'm freezing it anyway and the sell by date doesn't mean so much to me.

I used to use almond milk and then I decided that I really trust cows a lot more than I trust mad scientists who think milk comes from nuts. I switched back to whole milk a couple years ago and there is no grit in my cups and glasses anymore. But I don't go thru it very fast so I try to make sure the expiration date is far out in the future so I have a chance to use it all up before it sours.

I am sure I would save money on some things if I had a delivery service because I impulse buy things. But I would miss all the clearance deals or close to due date items that I also regularly buy at a very reduced price. So it's a trade off.

But some things are a sure thing. Like this. I am winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 23, 2018, 05:21:24 PM
Ah, labels...

I bought some apples in the co-op today.  They looked nice, didn't feel squidgy, so I bought them.  At home I noticed they had a little sticker which read 'Eating Apples'.  Presumably this is so the terminally confused don't use them to polish their shoes or wipe their bum.

Now I am aware that a category called 'cooking apples' exists, but even then people still eat them, don't they?  Unless they have a secret use as green tarmac, or a sealant for shed roofs.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 23, 2018, 10:23:21 PM
I try to avoid packaging as much as possible, so I go to the market, the deli, the farmer's shop and bring my own bags and containers. it's more expensive than buying the pre-packaged stuff, but I'm alone, and don't need all that much. I buy mainly ingredients and make my own food, so in the end I don't think it's all that much more expensive. Also, I set myself a budget. €25 a week. That's not much - not even for a guy alone - but I usually manage to stay within that budget. And without having to go hungry too, so it is possible.

And I win. (For now anyway.)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 23, 2018, 11:30:31 PM
I am an expiry date hunter. When we were on Walkabout in '16, I ran into a little one horse supermarket in a one horse town and grabbed two litres of milk without looking. I should know better because the outback is the outback and it had expired the day before. I was too far away to take it back and throw it at her so lived to dupe the next non looker.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 24, 2018, 02:11:28 AM
Was it Crocodile milk?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 24, 2018, 02:44:37 AM
Camel
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 24, 2018, 04:50:19 AM
Good Morning  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 24, 2018, 04:58:57 AM
Hey you, how is the teaching gig going?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 24, 2018, 05:06:12 AM
It was temporary. A position that opened up when a Senior Professor was on leave...
It was fun and I enjoyed it. Now it's time for job hunting again.
I'm working on PHd now. Trying to put together a topic and loads of reading.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 24, 2018, 06:43:01 AM
Oh wow, you have a big year ahead of you my friend
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 24, 2018, 08:01:55 AM
This year is definitely going to be interesting.

Had no idea how daunting research was going to be until I sat down and started to put together a topic. Sometimes I just feel like banging my head against a wall.

It's kind of exciting too. The "Oh...This works out excellent." feeling when I find the right ideas to put in is just great :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 24, 2018, 09:14:36 AM
The last of my milk usually goes sour. I don't mind. I use it up in my baking. After all, it's not bad. Just sour. There's plenty of recipes that actually ask for sour milk.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 24, 2018, 09:39:47 AM
Mum had a wartime-rationing waste-not-want-not stomach.  She would drink milk that I'd throw out.

"It's not bad, it's just gone a bit strong."

But sour milk is good in scones.  If Tech College memory serves me right it's something to do with the extra lactic acid which develops as the milk turns.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 24, 2018, 09:47:15 AM
Went to froth some milk for coffee a week back, lumps weren't on the menu so I started again  ;D

This year is definitely going to be interesting.

Had no idea how daunting research was going to be until I sat down and started to put together a topic. Sometimes I just feel like banging my head against a wall.

It's kind of exciting too. The "Oh...This works out excellent." feeling when I find the right ideas to put in is just great :)

Yes it can seem daunting mate but you will get it all done, you are a stickler  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 24, 2018, 06:36:09 PM
Can yu guys believe it's already the 4th week of January? This year is already flying.  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 24, 2018, 09:28:22 PM
Yup
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 24, 2018, 09:37:20 PM
As they say, time flies when you're having fun.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 24, 2018, 10:02:56 PM
Or as Kermit the Frog says, "Time's fun when you're having flies."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 25, 2018, 01:34:00 AM
I spent the day not typing. It was fun. I didn't really do much else, but ... Now I'm here for a win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 25, 2018, 06:26:12 AM
A girl has to win at something.



  I'm with you Patti. Love the clearance sales and deep discounts but would likely save money without the temptation of impulse purchases.

I couldn't give it all over to delivery anyway. What would I do without retail therapy?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on January 25, 2018, 10:15:23 AM
Retail therapy is overrated.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 10:43:38 AM
Totally unrelated to anything said before in this thread, but since it makes me win (no matter for how long or short) I'm going to share something I read in a rather heated discussion on religion.

"Every person is an agnostic, both believers and atheists. Since nobody has actual knowledge about gods, there can not be a single gnostic person. "

I enjoyed that. It made me chuckle.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 25, 2018, 11:02:13 AM
I like that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 11:10:49 AM
So simple, and so true eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on January 25, 2018, 11:50:51 AM
Who wants to be a gnostic person anyway? It sounds gnagging and gnanoying. I'd rather be gninning or grinning and winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 11:53:24 AM
Hear hear!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 25, 2018, 12:20:11 PM
Gned the Gnome is Gnostic.

I'm ag, myself.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 12:36:39 PM
And I win. For now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 25, 2018, 02:58:08 PM
And then you lose.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 03:23:46 PM
It simulates real life quite well, doesn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 25, 2018, 04:54:40 PM
Yep. Win some and lose some. But stay in the game.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 25, 2018, 05:03:24 PM
Of course.

Just ordered food. Because I'm too lazy to cook supper today. Sometimes it's OK to be lazy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 25, 2018, 09:25:37 PM
Meow
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 26, 2018, 02:10:31 AM
Frank, Pigs is a dog not a cat.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2018, 03:47:41 AM
What if he's been wrong all this time?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 08:00:35 AM
Never mind who's right or wrong. I'm winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 26, 2018, 12:02:34 PM
Now we know who's wrong.  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 26, 2018, 12:16:30 PM
I've seen a picture of Pigs. Pigs is a dog. Although, Pigs could be bilingual and actually speak cat. I didn't, in my haste, consider that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 12:31:09 PM
I'm not wrong. I was winning. Then you came. But I'm back to grab another quick win. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 26, 2018, 02:50:26 PM
Present tense. Past tense. Lots of tenseness going on. We should all relax.

Let me win. It will ease your minds.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 03:04:26 PM
In you dreams, Chick. In your dreams.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 05:21:27 PM
Is it okay if I slip in a win?

Just asking.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 26, 2018, 05:38:44 PM
No.

Just telling.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 05:43:07 PM
thanks, Chick.

 :P :P :P :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 26, 2018, 05:46:44 PM
Grabbing a quick win before I go to sleep :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 05:50:52 PM
Grabbing a quick win before I go to sleep :)

Sweet dreams. In my dreams, I'm always the last person posting.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2018, 06:01:12 PM
Dreams are for those who sleep.

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

T E Lawrence:  Seven Pillars of Wisdom

=====

(Dreamers of the day are always interesting characters to write about.  For they make their own reality.)

===
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 06:43:14 PM
(Dreamers of the day are always interesting characters to write about.  For they make their own reality.)

Wouldn't that be us? Making our own realities. In plural no less.  :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2018, 06:47:40 PM
We are indeed the puppet masters, but sometimes the puppets move of their own accord and surprise even us.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 06:51:51 PM
We are indeed the puppet masters, but sometimes the puppets move of their own accord and surprise even us.

That happens to me all the time. I start with something in mind and the characters start changing the story on me. Maybe the characters are the puppet masters and I'm the puppet, dictating their stories for them.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 07:05:58 PM
Yes, they do have a habit of doing that. If you didn't know any better, you'd think they were real humans.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 07:10:55 PM
You mean my characters are not real? They're only in my head? Egad!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 26, 2018, 07:12:15 PM
Shh. Don't tell them!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 07:32:28 PM
Don't tell them? I think they already know. I'm the one in the dark.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 08:13:51 PM
Of course they know. They love playing games with us.

And Dan, I didn't say they weren't real. I said they're not real humans. There's lots of other species that ordinary humans (you know, those silly buggers that might read but don't write) don't know about. But we do!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 26, 2018, 10:13:39 PM
My characters are real but not human? Sort of like what one would find in Lovecraft's Cthulhu? Yeah, I could go for that.

That gives me an idea. All of us could meet in Cthulhu.


BTW Dan, I'm still working through your Sins of the Mother you submitted. Not an easy read.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2018, 11:07:32 PM
I have often found myself considering the possibility that my characters exist in a parallel dimension/reality, and that for some lucky reason I have been chosen to see through the barrier and act as their chronicler of events.

Sometimes, like a child encouraging a favourite story-telling uncle, I have to prime the pump a bit first.

But more often than not they prompt me with odd little bits of their lives, which pop into my brain at the most inconvenient times.  These are the times when family and good friends just look at each other, make some comment about me being 'away with the fairies', and put the group conversation into a 'holding pattern' or just work around me until I'm back again.

I had one very good friend who often recognised the signs even before I did.  She would gently stick a pad and pen in my hands, shake her head, and say "I'll go and make a drink, shall I?  You've not really been with me for the last few minutes."

I would be totally unaware that I'd been gradually tuning her out and listening to other voices.  Yet I'm very quick to see it in others who do the same.

She once said "If we were married and I wanted a divorce I could probably name your characters in court."

My ex-wife used to wonder aloud, perhaps more seriously than I realised at the time, if she could cite my typewriter as 'the other woman'.

I wonder if this was how the author and very prolific British writer John Creasey got through four wives as well as his prodigious writing output.

"John, I want a divorce."

"Okay, Dear.  Can you deal with it whilst I finish the latest 'Department Z' novel?"

=====

Some Creasey statistics:  John Creasey MBE (17 September 1908 – 9 June 1973) was an English crime and science fiction writer who wrote more than six hundred novels using twenty-eight different pseudonyms.

And a Creasey quote, with my italics:  “They live in my mind. . . I can see them and hear them much more clearly than most people whom I know in life. Some, like the Toff and the Baron and Gordon Craigie, I’ve known for nearly 40 years; some, such as Cellini, only for five or six. It never occurs to me that they don’t exist.” – John Creasey 

Gyppo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 26, 2018, 11:16:34 PM
Cthulhu? sort of, but different. They look human. At least, mine do.


I have often found myself considering the possibility that my characters exist in a parallel dimension/reality, and that for some lucky reason I have been chosen to see through the barrier and act as their chronicler of events.

YES! Same here. And it's even as if sometimes I'm allowed to pass through that veil into this other dimension to really be with them.


And thanks Dan, for reading. I never considered the possibility it might be a hard read, but I guess it is at that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 26, 2018, 11:22:42 PM
Frank, Pigs is a dog not a cat.

Then why does he behave like a cat
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 26, 2018, 11:47:11 PM
Just to piss you off?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on January 26, 2018, 11:50:28 PM
He has 6 remaining lives
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 27, 2018, 08:09:06 AM
We are indeed the puppet masters, but sometimes the puppets move of their own accord and surprise even us.

True... When I gave my manuscript to a friend to read she commented that the ending was too dark. Just out of curiosity I tried to rewrite it to a happy ending. I was surprised at how much it did not work. My characters were hellbent on walking the path of self-destruction and misery. They did not want to be level - headed and strong and my writing felt forced and unnatural to me. I don't know if the issue was that a happy ending was not part of my plan but some part of it really felt like the characters had a life of their own and there were only certain choices they would make and certain things they would do.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 27, 2018, 09:48:23 AM
You're definitely one of us, aren't you, Sita? ;-)  Sometimes the characters just won't die.  Or alternatively just won't be saved.  To some extent we give them free will, so we shouldn't be surprised if they choose to use it.  But we often are.

If you've been writing about them for several years, in more than one tale, they take on a definite leaning one way or the other.  But they'll still surprise you on occasion.

A little while back the following scene popped unexpectedly into my head, like a short film rolling across a screen.   Full technicolour and sound.  So vivid I stopped what I was doing and captured it straight away for fear of losing it.

My character clearly wants me to use it at some point.

=====

   The dying man looked up at the black clad figure and stretched out one hand, the other forming a bloodstained claw around his crucifix.

   "Father...  Forgive me."

   John frowned, realised what was happening and knelt alongside.  Frances stared as he crossed himself before marking a cross on the victim's head.

   "ego te absolvo."

   The man smiled through his pain and relaxed into death.

   John stood up.  "Now let's get out of here."

   =====

   "That," said Frances, "was seriously weird."

   "If he thought I was a priest it's as good as the real thing.  He was a brave man.  It cost me nothing to ease him on his way.  Just because I'm not a Christian doesn't mean I can't put in a word for others."

   Frances started to speak and then changed her mind.  Sometimes he still surprised her.

   ===
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 27, 2018, 10:51:36 AM
Winning
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 27, 2018, 11:02:27 AM
OK, FF. You're forgiven. But I'll take my rightful place on the podium back now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2018, 12:18:04 PM
On MY podium you mean?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 27, 2018, 12:32:50 PM
MINE, Chick. MINE!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 27, 2018, 01:25:51 PM
Don't get all grabby, Dan. It's unbecoming.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 27, 2018, 02:10:08 PM
Don't worry, Laura. I only grab podiums. No female body parts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 27, 2018, 09:36:59 PM
We have a cure for grabbers.

Bones, bring in the bacon grease
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2018, 10:45:34 PM
I love the smell of bacon.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 27, 2018, 11:11:08 PM
Speaking of which...  I wanted a chunk of gammon to play with in my little slow-cooker, but it was all gone from the co-op.  So I chopped up three thick rashers of bacon into bacon chunks and cooked them in with assorted veg.  Six hours on low, just right.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 27, 2018, 11:27:08 PM
I'm about ready to get back to my coloring so I will just take a quick win here. I don't expect it to last long.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 27, 2018, 11:40:10 PM
This one didn't.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 27, 2018, 11:58:58 PM
Love slow cooker meals, makes you want to eat and usually you feel more like preparing at the days beginning then end
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 28, 2018, 06:51:23 AM
So far, so good.  And without any great disruption to my life.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 28, 2018, 07:45:42 AM
Slow cookers are indeed wonderful. I love mine.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 28, 2018, 08:06:01 AM
Hmmm....Looks like everyone else is busy. I can sneak in and grab an easy win :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 28, 2018, 08:53:23 AM
And back to the end of the line for you
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2018, 12:32:34 PM
We were going to have shrimp on the barbie today, but it's raining and supposed to continue to rain, so I think we will have something else and save the shrimp for a less soggy day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 28, 2018, 03:05:43 PM
I'm not here to steal the win. It just happens.

Spell Chick, will the shrimp keep that long? They're okay frozen but much better fresh. If you're close enough to the sea to get them fresh, that is.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 28, 2018, 03:48:08 PM
In theory, I'm close enough to get them fresh. I live 20 minutes from the ocean. But these are frozen and remained so because the weather was bad.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 28, 2018, 06:16:18 PM
I tried a gamba the other day. Hated it, so I won't be doing that again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 29, 2018, 01:00:12 AM
Had to Google that
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2018, 02:20:52 AM
If you look up "winning" on Google you will find a picture of me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 29, 2018, 04:23:41 AM
Funny, it popped up in the loser section
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2018, 11:26:16 AM
No it didn't. I'm right here. The winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2018, 11:34:16 AM
Not now ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 29, 2018, 12:05:06 PM
Now, now. Let's not argue.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2018, 12:24:17 PM
This isn't an argument, just a somewhat terse debate.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 29, 2018, 05:20:47 PM
I win, debate concluded
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 29, 2018, 06:51:24 PM
Oh, Linda.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2018, 07:01:12 PM
"Oh..."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 29, 2018, 07:54:02 PM
"Hello?"

My voice echoes through the empty halls of BWF. I smirk at sneaking behind the backs of the others for a brief win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 29, 2018, 09:00:36 PM
Time to wipe the smirk.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 29, 2018, 09:45:13 PM
Give it a good one Gyp
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 30, 2018, 12:42:57 AM
A good smirk?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 30, 2018, 12:51:25 AM
Or a wipe
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2018, 05:38:12 AM
I was at school with some called Smirk.  (And he did.)  I've never encountered it as a surname since.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 30, 2018, 12:00:59 PM
Happy Tuesday, Writers.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 30, 2018, 12:03:10 PM
Isn't Linda already on Wednesday?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 30, 2018, 01:26:10 PM
I don't know about Linda, but I'm here now. And it's Tuesday in my part of the world.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2018, 01:34:34 PM
Same here, but due to yesterday's 'lost day syndrome' my mind was telling me today was Monday.  It still is, despite mounting evidence to the contrary.  It probably won't fully re-calibrate until Wednesday.

It was a great shock when  I saw the bin lorry trundling by and realised my bin was still in the back garden, locked away behind a gate with no chance of getting it to the kerb in time.

I did initially wonder why the hell they were collecting a day early.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 30, 2018, 03:07:26 PM
It is a problem with being retired. I only know now if it is gym day or not gym day. That's about all I can really manage.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2018, 03:40:55 PM
All I need to do is look down at the bottom right of my computer screen and it shows me the date and the time.  But I often don't.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 30, 2018, 04:37:58 PM
Mine show me the time and it is off and I don't know why. It's supposed to mesh with the world clock and yet ...

Or maybe my phone and tablet are off, but I'm going to guess the two that match are correct.

But it doesn't show me the date which is pretty useless anyway. It doesn't even have an option for showing what day of the week it is.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 30, 2018, 05:35:33 PM
Mine show me the time and it is off and I don't know why. It's supposed to mesh with the world clock and yet ...

Just a thought...  Sometimes they do that when the little back-up battery which keeps track when everything else is switched off gets tired.  Shouldn't happen with a new machine, but may well become a problem after the three to five year mark.  Usually easy enough to swap on a tower system, but maybe it's really buried away in a laptop because they hope you'll change the whole thing every few years.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 30, 2018, 05:45:49 PM
Other places can and do tell me what day it is. Just saying it isn't in my corner display.

I know tomorrow is Wednesday and that's a no gym day, so I have that going for me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 30, 2018, 09:28:27 PM
Sorry to hear about your excitement, Spell. Gyppo gave great advice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 31, 2018, 12:58:52 AM
Time for a latte thanks Bones, hot and strong and a good cream drizzle would be appreciated
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2018, 12:59:19 AM
I keep trying to remember exactly how loud I was the last time I said, "I'm really happily married and uninterest." That may be why he walked back into the store instead of out to the parking lot.

Or else I'm just really, really lucky.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 31, 2018, 01:01:49 AM
I'm in the wrong bar
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2018, 01:36:09 AM
Here, FF, this way. I will help you. You can trust me. I'm from the government, I'm here to help.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 31, 2018, 02:50:50 PM
Hi Everyone. :)
Looks like no one's around. Easy win for me ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 31, 2018, 02:58:35 PM
It was, wasn't it?  Try again, persistence is a good trait for a writer ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 31, 2018, 05:33:13 PM
And I get another win. Boy, it really seems like deja vu all over again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on January 31, 2018, 06:13:21 PM
Win? Someone say win?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 31, 2018, 06:41:17 PM
They did.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on January 31, 2018, 07:01:46 PM
My turn on the podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 31, 2018, 09:12:04 PM
It's OK, you can sleep now. watch my watch......
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on January 31, 2018, 11:59:35 PM
Why do we have to watch your watch? Is this a stakeout?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2018, 12:19:41 AM
Talking of steak I had slow-cooked gammon tonight, with the usual selection of veggies.  Six hours is becoming my default setting as I get used to using it.

Having been messed around by the buses (two consecutive ones on the timetable never turned up) I was a bit cold and pissed off when I finally got home, so being able to make a drink and then just eat with no more effort than putting the stuff onto a plate was great.

Even doing my tax return afterwards didn't drag me back down.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 01, 2018, 01:47:19 AM
Yes that is a nice feeling coming home to that mate.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 01, 2018, 09:02:18 AM
It's OK, you can sleep now. watch my watch......

Thanks. I was getting rather tired up there.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2018, 10:24:58 AM
People watching.  There's a tall lad walks by several times a day with his large and energetic dog, but this morning he's just gone pacing by without it.

But he still leans back as if he's restraining the dog.  Most peculiar gait, as if he's going to topple backwards at at any second ;-)  Probably only a few degrees from vertical, but it looks more.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2018, 11:47:56 AM
And I'm going to put dinner in the slow cooker right now.

I love just getting ready to eat and having food available. I could very well have a set of minions at my beck and call and not feel too bad about being a lazy git.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 01, 2018, 12:13:50 PM
No minions here, just me winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 01, 2018, 01:30:45 PM
I could do with a couple minions. And the winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2018, 05:31:38 PM
I'm winning and sipping coffee. Double win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 01, 2018, 07:23:15 PM
I had a little bit of a bonfire in the back garden today.  My neighbour who used to live next to us on the caravan site about sixty years ago popped out and peered through the fence.

"Having a bit of a burn-up then?"

"Hello, Mrs P.   I guess old habits die hard."

"Yesss,  I suppose they do."  A little smile.  Probably remembering how if one of the 'dads' lit a fire the others would often pop out and do the same, or ask the neighbour if he minded adding their stuff to his fire.  Dad once burned an old horsehair mattress for one of the women.  It stunk like hell and took forever to burn away.  I think her kids had probably pissed on it repeatedly. "As long as you don't set the fence alight, or do it when I've got washing on the line."

"I'll try not to."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 01, 2018, 07:58:23 PM
Over here, if we were to put out washing on a line, we would be fined by the Home Owners Association idiots. Because this is one of the real reasons property values fall. No one really wants heavenly smelling sheets.

I did really hate towels dried on the line unless it was during a tornado or something. They were always hard and scratchy. But sheets ... they were lovely. Smelled of heaven, I swear.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 01, 2018, 08:05:16 PM
No time for a cup today, Bones. Just load up a needle with caffeine.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2018, 02:08:44 AM
I'm hoping to sleep "in" tomorrow and by that I mean later than 4.30.

I'm really tired of waking up in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 02, 2018, 06:56:27 AM
Gyp we can't do backyard fires anymore in the old 44 gallon drums, the burn police are all over it
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 02, 2018, 09:00:05 AM
This one was odds and ends of paper, stuff which was too small to put through the shredder without driving myself mad.  Even Alma, who still loves to hand-shred with 'her' little machine would have grown bored.So I made a little pile, it was about one carrier bag full, and kept prodding it to loosen the sheets until it was all burned away.  Then damped it down.

Alma now has a little box with her name on it where I store till receipts and suchlike until she comes to visit.  It's one of the first things she checks.  There's not so much small paperwork these days, so I occasionally tear a bank statement into long strips and add it to her private stock ;-)

But I'm not allowed to refer to her by name whilst she's shredding.  She told me "I'm not Alma while I'm doing this.  I'm a power take-off. "  She's seen videos of old steam tractors working auxiliary farm machinery via an external shaft or belt and pulleys.

It makes a change from her being a train.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 02, 2018, 11:33:46 AM
 ;D ;D

Shes a creative little gem, wonder where that comes from?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2018, 11:49:45 AM
Today my baby is 39 which is really odd because I'm only 35 inside my head. I don't know how this crap happened. I never really had it on my list.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

OLD??? I never asked for this.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 02, 2018, 04:18:42 PM
Alma sounds like a delightful young lady.

And, Chick, growing old is something you get for free as a reward for staying alive past your forties. Look at it this way: Some people never make it that far. I don't mind the growing old part. It's the aging of my body that's a bit disconcerting at times.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 02, 2018, 05:29:17 PM
Yeah. That's the part that sucks.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 02, 2018, 05:53:16 PM
Which part? Losing?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 02, 2018, 10:07:21 PM
You're the loser Catty
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 03, 2018, 11:47:36 AM
Meow
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 03, 2018, 05:24:13 PM
I'm the winner now :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2018, 06:40:01 PM
"Are you sure of that?"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Cathy C on February 03, 2018, 06:44:39 PM
Many have attempted to claim the title, but none have prevailed - yet! :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2018, 06:49:21 PM
True, but like martyrs and lunatics we all run towards the cannon fire.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 03, 2018, 09:08:49 PM
It's great fun though, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 03, 2018, 09:37:43 PM
Great fun? Dan, you need to get out more.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 03, 2018, 09:57:16 PM
Fun is in the mind.  Compared to some ideas of fun being a writer is relatively normal.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 03, 2018, 10:18:47 PM
Dan, I'm hardly ever home.  :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 04, 2018, 01:11:18 PM
I try to rarely leave the house and it's getting worse the older I get.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 04, 2018, 05:03:08 PM
I love being at home with my cats, but I also love being out and about.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 04, 2018, 06:05:44 PM
I'm not a big fan of out. I never was and it's gotten less appealing the older I've gotten.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 04, 2018, 06:41:33 PM
When the weather gets better I may build myself a little A-frame shelter out in the back garden and spend more time out there.   Outside without having to travel when I don't feel like it.  But it will need a proper chair and a table to write on.  Not sure what I'll do once the surface of the table is covered ;-)  Maybe write on the walls as well.

Roald Dahl used to have a writing hut with a chair that had worn into his shape over the years, and a sleeping bag to keep warm.  He was clearly a man who liked to be surrounded by his own 'stuff'.

http://www.roalddahl.com/blog/2017/may/10-wondrous-writing-hut-facts

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 05, 2018, 03:04:46 PM
But I am a fan of going to the gym.

Today was a named workout which means you can track your progress over time.

I enrolled in a competition a few years back and was quite proud of myself for sticking it out, but I was pretty rotten at the things. One of them was 45# ground to overhead any way possible. I could maybe do three at a time before I had to rest.

Today, I did Isabel, which is 30 snatches or pulling the bar from the floor to directly overhead in one move. I used that 45# bar and did all 30 of them. Eight without stopping at the beginning and the five as touch and go to finish. It means I really am getting stronger. My last weight was less than half today's weight and it took me 4.37 to finish. Today, at 45# it took me 5.55 so not that much longer for twice the load.

In all fairness to the day, I sucked at the cardio. Cardio isn't good for gym rats who have their own cardiologist. But there I am anyway. Slow and stodgy and doing very little, but more than I did before.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 05, 2018, 03:52:36 PM
I admire your diligence, Spell. Over the years, I've bought various items for working out, joined health clubs, and jogged, all of which I gave up after a short time. How I'm able to get out of my writing chair baffles me.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 05, 2018, 05:24:06 PM
I tried a variety of things in the past as well. I like this because each day is different. And I can do many of the things I was not able to do that first day. And I have a long way to go, should I choose to work that hard. I have watched local events with real average people doing freakishly amazing things. It's enough to make me put my shoes on and head out the door.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 05, 2018, 05:48:18 PM
That's really cool SpellChick :)
I'm sorry to be the one to take the win from you ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 05, 2018, 06:28:36 PM
I'll arm wrestle you to get it back.

hahahahah
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 05, 2018, 07:37:20 PM
So who won the arm wrestling?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 05, 2018, 08:07:31 PM
She ran off. Probably to work or something but still.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2018, 10:58:51 PM
I was listening to old tunes late this evening, not always a good idea.  Some memories are best looked at during the daylight.  Turned off the music when I found myself slipping down a rather dark rabbit hole.  Strange because this morning I was down town, striding about and even smiling at people.  Some of them looked quite un-nerved ;-)

So, having finally bought the ingredients this morning, I decided to try my Gran's cure for being 'down in the dumps'.  "If in doubt, make a cake."

I put two cakes in the oven at just before 10 PM.

One is a traditional 'pound cake'.

The other is half chocolate and should, possibly become a marbled cake.  At worst a twin-coloured cake if the marbling doesn't interweave properly.  The mix might be a little too stiff for the internal convection currents to create the internal pattern.  Some cakes are more fluid than others during baking.

Both made from the same mix, scaled down from the big round tin recipe, which produces a four pound cake..  So I guess they're actually 'quarter pound cakes'.  Which, paradoxically, means they'll weigh about a pound each.

Baking in my silicone rubber bread 'tins'.

I was going to chuck some sultanas into the plain one but totally forgot they were there.

In about forty minutes I'll know if I've lost my touch.  It's been a long, long time.

Even if they turn out crap they'll probably go well with custard.

Thoroughly enjoyed doing it though.  Pity you weren't here to lick one of the beaters.  If the finished cake tastes as good as the raw mix they'll be fine ;-)

These are traditional rich cakes, as opposed to modern 'diet' cakes, although I did use margarine instead of butter.

Did the entire operation 'sans apron' and got absolutely no mess on myself.  What a Pro ;-)  Just checked at the thirty minute mark and they're looking good.  Kitchen smells like a bakery ;-)

Did I say I was in a gloomy mood earlier?  It's gone ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 05, 2018, 11:04:13 PM
Excellent cure for you then mate, great to see you back at it.

Love that smell
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 05, 2018, 11:19:35 PM
Could have done with five minutes less.  Not burnt, but 'caught on the corners' a bit.

The chocolatey one's sticking a bit even in the silicone pan.  I'll let it 'sweat' for a few minutes and then try to tip it again.  If that doesn't work I'll grease the pan next time, even though the plain one tipped out with no problem.

Photos later.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2018, 12:18:00 AM
I guessed right.  The mix in the would-be marbled cake was a bit too stiff to let it 'marble' properly.

Tastes good though.

Crap photo though, taken on a fancy patterned cutting board instead of a plain background.

Left click to enlarge.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on February 06, 2018, 01:19:57 AM
WINNER!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 06, 2018, 04:50:13 AM
NOPE :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 06, 2018, 05:31:59 AM
They looked bloody good mate, enjoy  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2018, 06:59:04 AM
I think 7 AM is a perfectly reasonable time to trundle your rubbish bin up the alleyway and leave it out for the kerbside collection.  No-one's complained yet, but they probably won't.  After all, most of them are still asleep ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on February 06, 2018, 08:51:58 AM
I'm feeling feisty. Anyone up for a good fight to see who comes out on top? I'll start...

YES!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 06, 2018, 09:08:26 AM
Loser!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 06, 2018, 11:59:52 AM
I love baking and making tasty things. But I've gotten to the point where I don't burn thru the calories like I used to and so the eating of the food becomes an issue. Every bite is guilt ridden and so, I don't bake very often. Although the stuff I made on Saturday was really tasty and Dick ate most of it for me, it will have to be the last of baking for a while.

But I can look and yearn and wish and drool.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on February 06, 2018, 01:11:22 PM
Since everyone appears to be busy I'll just guard the winner's podium for a while.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 06, 2018, 02:53:27 PM
that was a nice try, sita
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Post by: DAnuchan on February 06, 2018, 02:56:08 PM
How long will I stay the winner?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on February 06, 2018, 02:59:37 PM
Not for long ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 06, 2018, 03:15:35 PM
As long as you?

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Post by: Gyppo on February 06, 2018, 04:17:09 PM
You did a bit better this time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 06, 2018, 04:41:42 PM
Great! I passed the hour mark. Guess that's all for now. See you tomorrow
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Heidi52 on February 06, 2018, 08:19:30 PM
Giving up so soon?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 07, 2018, 01:48:06 AM
Never!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 07, 2018, 01:00:13 PM
And here I am, winning like crazy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 07, 2018, 02:04:53 PM
But craziness alone, despite being a definite asset on this forum, isn't enough to keep you on the podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Karl on February 07, 2018, 08:00:13 PM
Maybe I should post and just lock this thread...............  ;) ;D 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 07, 2018, 08:30:13 PM
That's just a trifle unsporting though.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 08, 2018, 12:28:18 AM
Don't worry Gyp, we will torture that out of him. I'll get Laura to sing....>:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 08, 2018, 11:34:02 AM
Will she sing the Crocodile Song? ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 08, 2018, 12:14:55 PM
New day; new win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 08, 2018, 01:35:14 PM
Maybe I should post and just lock this thread...............  ;) ;D 8)

Karl!  ::)
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Post by: Laura on February 08, 2018, 01:35:32 PM
Don't worry Gyp, we will torture that out of him. I'll get Laura to sing....>:D

Fly!  >:(
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 08, 2018, 03:02:56 PM
Catwoman, we can sing a duet and really punish him.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 08, 2018, 09:07:19 PM
Will she sing the Crocodile Song? ;-)

Apparently that isn't in her repertoire  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 09, 2018, 02:50:30 PM
I had a better showing at the gym today.

But it sorta had to be better than yesterday because yesterday wasn't very good at all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 09, 2018, 06:24:51 PM
I'm winning, that is good
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 09, 2018, 10:11:08 PM
It's even better when I win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 09, 2018, 10:54:42 PM
We have such similar tastes
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 10, 2018, 02:41:55 AM
You know, sometimes I can't tell whether two women are the best of friends or the bitterest of enemies.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 10, 2018, 04:54:32 AM
 ;D

Ha ha Queens of sarcasm
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 10, 2018, 09:05:52 AM
You know, sometimes I can't tell whether two women are the best of friends or the bitterest of enemies.

Haven't you worked out yet that sometimes they can be both, at the same time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MiggsEye on February 10, 2018, 02:11:27 PM
You mean win-win?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 10, 2018, 02:43:46 PM
I think we mean me win
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Post by: Firefly on February 10, 2018, 08:55:25 PM
Exactly   :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 10, 2018, 09:08:07 PM
Win.

Did you see what I did there?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 10, 2018, 09:43:22 PM
Nope  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 11, 2018, 02:12:06 AM
I am getting ready to shut things down and so I thought I would stop by for another win for the day. That makes me the winner!!!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 11, 2018, 02:19:18 AM
Who wants to break it to her?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 11, 2018, 03:27:20 AM
I will
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 11, 2018, 04:12:37 AM
I'll tell her. I'm about to turn out the lights.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 11, 2018, 11:28:34 AM
Well, I guess I just have to try and try again. This is much harder than I anticipated.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2018, 11:55:29 AM
And again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 11, 2018, 12:55:20 PM
Again?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 11, 2018, 01:23:42 PM
do or do not, there is no try
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 11, 2018, 01:33:21 PM
...and no win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 11, 2018, 02:05:40 PM
They come and go
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 11, 2018, 03:02:43 PM
My turn.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2018, 03:27:42 PM
Turned away.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 11, 2018, 03:29:17 PM
diligent
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2018, 03:31:14 PM
keen
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 11, 2018, 03:48:23 PM
What?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 11, 2018, 04:01:50 PM
So now I have to post a question?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 11, 2018, 04:44:40 PM
Looks like I'm winning  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2018, 04:49:23 PM
You certainly were ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 11, 2018, 05:15:52 PM
Looks are deceiving, Sita.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 11, 2018, 08:44:18 PM
Is that a comment on my looks?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 11, 2018, 08:56:22 PM
You look fine, Herron. Just not like a winner anymore.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 11, 2018, 09:09:01 PM
Orf you go again, Old Bean.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 12, 2018, 01:02:33 AM
Stand down, I'm awake  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 12, 2018, 03:56:00 AM
...and I'm still here.  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 12, 2018, 07:06:41 AM
Are you sure of that?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 12, 2018, 07:07:21 AM
Are any of us?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 12, 2018, 07:19:20 AM
I have occasionally wondered if you are all figments of my imagination, if perhaps there was never any MWC or BWF, if I'm part of some 'care in the community' programme but nobody has told me.  It's only a short step further to wondering if we are all, including myself, imaginary.  But that's a truly scary thought, because what kind of sick puppy could imagine all of us?

Maybe our characters imagine us, instead of vice versa.

And now I can imagine John and Frances wrestling me to the ground, fitting a strait-jacket, and saying "It's okay, Boss.  You just need a bit of quiet time then you'll be fine again."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 12, 2018, 07:24:27 AM
I have occasionally wondered if you are all figments of my imagination, if perhaps there was never any MWC or BWF, if I'm part of some 'care in the community' programme but nobody has told me.  It's only a short step further to wondering if we are all, including myself, imaginary.  But that's a truly scary thought, because what kind of sick puppy could imagine all of us?

Maybe our characters imagine us, instead of vice versa.

And now I can imagine John and Frances wrestling me to the ground, fitting a straight-jacket, and saying "It's okay, Boss.  You just need a bit of quiet time then you'll be fine again."

Wow :o
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Post by: Firefly on February 12, 2018, 08:58:18 AM
And I thought I was the only one who imagined that lol
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 12, 2018, 11:44:45 AM
Could be worse, you could write non-fiction and then historical figures come back from the dead and wrestle you to the ground, etc.

Life is chaos.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on February 12, 2018, 12:35:48 PM
The mind boggles.
At least mine does.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 12, 2018, 12:57:56 PM
Geoff, the new avatar brings two questions to mind.

Is that a new government mandated safety bumper for cyclists?

Or is it some last ditch flotation device for struggling through we weather?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 12, 2018, 05:39:12 PM
How would he know? He's a figment like the rest of us.

The answer lies within you, Gyppo.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 12, 2018, 09:40:46 PM
That must be some messy answer.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 12, 2018, 10:35:01 PM
Must be really humiliating to lose to a figment of your imagination.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 13, 2018, 03:10:07 AM
He has broad shoulders
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 13, 2018, 03:31:11 AM
...or an awfully small head.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 13, 2018, 04:13:40 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 13, 2018, 05:02:47 AM
Wonder how big other parts are?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 13, 2018, 09:28:32 AM
You are the inquisitive one  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2018, 09:42:53 AM
I like the broad shoulders/awfully small head twist ;-)  It took me ages to realise, as a kid, what my Yorkshire gran meant when she described a woman down the road as having 'an awfully small face'.
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 13, 2018, 11:31:48 AM
Better than having two faces, right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 13, 2018, 01:19:16 PM
Usually. but...  "There's one good thing about Mrs Smith.  She's not two faced.  If she had an alternative she'd nor be wearing that miserable bugger would she?"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 13, 2018, 02:38:48 PM
Flip Wilson, "Who brought that ugly girl to the party? Who brought that chick who looks like she was hit in the face with a bag of nickels?"

I just love that line. bag of nickels
perfect
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 13, 2018, 07:17:37 PM
At least it wasn't quarters. Ouch.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 14, 2018, 02:16:20 AM
Are bitcoins heavy?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 14, 2018, 02:38:25 AM
Why don't you send me some and I will check into it for you?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 14, 2018, 04:30:52 AM
Here I am, no bitcoins but a winner all the same
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 14, 2018, 04:42:58 AM
No bitcoins here, either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 14, 2018, 05:44:39 AM
Sneaky but alas, short lived
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 14, 2018, 11:32:05 AM
Here I am without any bitcoins either. Where the hell are all the bitcoins?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 14, 2018, 12:15:22 PM
I really couldn't begin to explain because I don't understand them myself.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 14, 2018, 07:28:54 PM
I'm still willing to accept all the bitcoins.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 14, 2018, 08:51:26 PM
You'll have a long wait.
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Post by: Firefly on February 14, 2018, 08:58:41 PM
Give me a lotto win then I will come visit all of you >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on February 14, 2018, 09:32:44 PM
You need deep virtual pockets for just one bitcoin.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 14, 2018, 09:37:16 PM
So, no one is sending me bitcoins?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 14, 2018, 09:42:46 PM
Nope
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 15, 2018, 12:05:37 PM
That's a real shame.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on February 15, 2018, 02:51:18 PM
I'll take the winner's trophy now, thank you ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 15, 2018, 03:39:09 PM
Oh sita. You are so cute. Back off.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 15, 2018, 03:44:20 PM
Birthday man taking the stage now, thank you very much.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 15, 2018, 04:19:54 PM
Happy birthday, Dan. I bet you felt much older after your surgery.

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Post by: Dansinger on February 15, 2018, 05:58:22 PM
I most certainly did. In fact I felt half dead when I went into shock. Good thing that didn't last.

Had a lovely pizza dinner with my son just now. That almost made me feel 19 again.
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Post by: Laura on February 15, 2018, 06:26:27 PM
Happy birthday, D!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 15, 2018, 09:48:24 PM
Thank you Laura.

If you find me snoring on this stage, feel free to move me out of the way and take the spotlight. I won't mind.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 16, 2018, 12:36:30 AM
bump, roll, clang, rattle, thud

Consider yourself moved  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 16, 2018, 01:08:45 AM
My birthday is next Monday. Anyone bringing cake?  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 16, 2018, 01:42:04 AM
How about a choc chilli Guinness cake mate?  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 16, 2018, 12:39:26 PM
That sounds horrible.

But my win sounds wonderful.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 16, 2018, 08:36:03 PM
It is delicious, well not added the chilli before but the next one I will be  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on February 17, 2018, 02:20:18 PM
I will stick with plain chocolate.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 17, 2018, 02:48:12 PM
How about a choc chilli Guinness cake mate?  ;D
Fly, do you really make a cake like that?  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 17, 2018, 05:39:25 PM
If she doesn't, she should.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 18, 2018, 03:18:44 AM
Well, the chocolate and Guinness, anyway.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 18, 2018, 03:00:12 PM
I hate chilies in my chocolate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 19, 2018, 03:42:44 AM
How about a choc chilli Guinness cake mate?  ;D
Fly, do you really make a cake like that?  :o

Yep haven't put the chilli in but will next cake. It's super rich and loved by all the family and friends.  Most requested cake I make  ;D
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Post by: sitalakshmi on February 19, 2018, 10:11:08 AM
Chilli in cake!  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 19, 2018, 10:16:18 AM
 ;D ;D

Uh huh, and chocolate and wine and vodka.......
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 19, 2018, 10:31:13 AM
Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on February 19, 2018, 03:16:04 PM
We had a personal sized triple chocolate bundt cake yesterday from the steak fry. It was delicious and had no damn chilies in it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 19, 2018, 05:47:30 PM
I love chocolate cake :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 19, 2018, 07:57:48 PM
What a coincidence. :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 19, 2018, 11:09:11 PM
So all you losers love chocolate cake without the chilli?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 20, 2018, 09:43:36 AM
I'd try with the chili. But that's because I'm a winner.  :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 20, 2018, 10:25:38 AM
 ;D

Fair call
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Post by: Dansinger on February 20, 2018, 10:27:54 AM
I thought so. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 20, 2018, 03:18:21 PM
Sorry. No chili in my chocolate cake.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 20, 2018, 03:28:38 PM
Why on earth not? If dark chocolate with sea salt tastes like heaven, then why not try chili in your chocolate cake. I can just imagine it would taste wonderful.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on February 20, 2018, 07:40:29 PM
I'm having difficulty imagining chilli in chocolate cake but I'd try it just to know how it tastes. I'm genuinely curious.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 20, 2018, 08:22:38 PM
I like chili, and I like chocolate cake, but not together.
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Post by: graphophobia on February 20, 2018, 08:22:57 PM
Chilli chocolate cake is delicious! Our local cafe does a great one. It's just a matter of getting the proportions right, so that you can get the heat from the chilli without overpowering the chocolate.  I made a chocolate beetroot cake last year and it was delicious too, and no-one could tell what was in it. It made the cake lovely and moist. Chocolate goes with just about anything.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 20, 2018, 08:25:42 PM
I'm losing my appetite for chocolate cake.  :-[
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 20, 2018, 09:28:31 PM
I'm losing my appetite for chocolate cake.  :-[

That's alright. It just means there'll be more for me. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 21, 2018, 01:15:52 AM
Herron, you may be losing your taste altogether if you're losing your taste for chocolate cake.  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 21, 2018, 06:49:10 AM
I'll never lose my appetite for chocolate cake  :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 21, 2018, 07:30:27 AM
Neither will I.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 21, 2018, 12:07:25 PM
And pie?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 21, 2018, 12:14:05 PM
Eskimo Pie  (Choc Ice)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 21, 2018, 06:53:07 PM
Single malt Scotch anyone?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 21, 2018, 08:23:30 PM
Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 23, 2018, 05:03:49 AM
Set 'em up!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on February 23, 2018, 07:42:04 AM
Cheers!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on February 23, 2018, 03:36:34 PM
Im back
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 23, 2018, 07:20:16 PM
I'm up front and winning!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 23, 2018, 07:44:42 PM
But the situation, as they say, is fluid.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 24, 2018, 02:44:09 AM
...and I'm winning...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 24, 2018, 04:49:22 AM
How sweet
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 24, 2018, 05:48:28 AM
Woke up at 5 AM with  a serious case of the fidgets.  Wide awake.  So I decided on an early breakfast and pills.

Stood for a while staring into the cupboard like a teenager 'fridge gazing' and had a moment of inspiration.  The next cake I make is going to be a coffee cake.  (I've got a half bottle of that liquid Camp Coffee, which is mostly chicory extract.  I used to like it as a drink but it's far too sweet now.  But I'll stir some into some of my basic cake mix next time and see what happens.

The chocolate and cinnamon cake was a success, and it's also one of those which seems to improve with a day or two standing.  So that's a definite 'put in the tin for later' cake.   Got my caraway seeds as well the other day, so I can finally make the seed cake.

I think I must be channelling my character Frances.  She's nearly always got 'cake in the tin' for unexpected visitors.  In her case it's a spin-off from coming from a farming family.  It's traditional to bake a cake on the 'falling heat' after doing a proper roast.  Especially if they've got a proper old Rayburn range.   They don't like to waste heat.   
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 24, 2018, 04:56:34 PM
Looks like I'm winning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 24, 2018, 05:14:59 PM
You most certainly were ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 24, 2018, 11:31:44 PM
Coffee cake is lovely Gyp, hope it turns out. No one much eats cake here now and I do abhor food waste
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 25, 2018, 03:49:17 AM
Watching the Olympics...when did all the competitors get so young?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 25, 2018, 09:43:51 AM
 :o :o

OMG, you noticed too?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2018, 01:39:49 PM
There's not many like Sir Steven Redgrave, who won gold medals for rowing in five consecutive Olympic Games.  Definitely an old man by Olympic standards.

After the 1996 games he said anyone who saw him near a rowing skiff should shoot him.  But after a few months he changed his mind and started training again for his last hurrah in 2000.

Skill and experience can take you a long way, but the next generation are always snapping at your heels ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 25, 2018, 02:28:59 PM
Sun is shining for a change...I must be winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2018, 02:43:24 PM
There's a lot of it about ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 25, 2018, 06:21:19 PM
Here, too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2018, 06:42:02 PM
Funny that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 25, 2018, 07:34:18 PM
Funny...I'm winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 25, 2018, 07:52:25 PM
Congratulations on your win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 25, 2018, 07:54:24 PM
Thank you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on February 25, 2018, 08:38:46 PM
You're welcome
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 25, 2018, 09:28:47 PM
The thing about winners on here is they're usually very polite.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 25, 2018, 10:41:09 PM
Sounds just like me  ???
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on February 26, 2018, 04:54:51 AM
Or me (momma would be proud)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2018, 06:04:49 AM
No end to it, is there?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 26, 2018, 06:55:35 AM
Yep, right now, I win, bugger off!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2018, 12:13:57 PM
My daughter, who lives about five miles away, has snow.  I have seen two snowflakes, about fifteen minutes apart all morning.

The weatherman has promised us a big freeze, 'The Beast From The East', but here on the estate the sun is bright and I'll be dodging slowly from shadow to shadow on my way to the shops ;-)

This estate truly does have its own micro-climate, and right now, after two very cold days, we're on a 'warming cycle'.s


Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 26, 2018, 09:43:23 PM
That has to be a bonus. Your spring must be close now mate, we are almost to autumn
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2018, 09:53:28 PM
The cold came back.  The 'Beast From The East' has teeth and was seriously nipping at my ears and fingertips on the way back from the shop.

I mentioned this to the lady at the Co-Op and she shivered theatrically.  "Hell, if you think it's cold it must be bloody freezing."

The water in my bird bath has been solid for the last week or so, but today was noticeably colder.

If it stays cold for long enough the government pay an extra tenner into my pension fund ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 26, 2018, 10:02:03 PM
 ;D ;D

Worth the freeze then mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 26, 2018, 10:23:31 PM
Every day I go out and pour a kettle of boiling water into the bird bath.  They get a crack at it before it freezes again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 26, 2018, 10:31:42 PM
My dogs don't allow birds in the yard here. The birds do tend to taunt them a lot so I understand they are miffed but birds are rather pleasant at times.

When we travel, we fill containers at different stops for the birds in the heat. Usually left by a previous traveller, just to give them a boost. Always birds playing in them when we do it too
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 27, 2018, 02:40:17 AM
Our dogs leave the birds to it, but they keep the squirrels in check.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 27, 2018, 05:47:47 AM
One of our bird feeders on the road  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 27, 2018, 08:43:14 AM
Hi FF...How are you doing?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 27, 2018, 10:41:39 PM
Very well Sita, and you?

Last day of our Summer today
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Post by: Gyppo on February 27, 2018, 11:37:32 PM
Had a Jay turn up in the front garden the other day.  I hoped he'd turn around for a better shot but he was camera shy.  One of our more colourful British birds.  Has some small but vivid blue feathers, and the body can look quite pink in bright sunlight.  My ex mother-in-law had one turn up regularly in her garden and insisted it must be an escaped parrot.

Left click to enlarge.

Very much a snatched photo, through glass, because he was only there for a few seconds.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 27, 2018, 11:49:15 PM
We have Blue Jays here. They're lovely, but loud.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 28, 2018, 02:18:15 AM
One thing Oz does have and its beautiful birds. My fave is the blue Kookaburra
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on February 28, 2018, 10:26:55 AM
Very well Sita, and you?

Last day of our Summer today

I'm good :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 28, 2018, 10:28:34 AM
But losing  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on February 28, 2018, 10:38:44 AM
Bummer, isn't it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on February 28, 2018, 10:30:14 PM
Happens to her a lot
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on February 28, 2018, 11:30:03 PM
Poor her.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 01, 2018, 01:10:08 AM
I win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 01, 2018, 01:13:47 AM
Of course you do
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 01, 2018, 01:18:37 AM
Want to join me?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 01, 2018, 02:14:50 AM
I may overtake
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 01, 2018, 04:05:39 AM
Close.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 01, 2018, 09:05:07 AM
And, I've lapped him
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 01, 2018, 02:28:36 PM
But you currently appear to be taking a pit stop.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 01, 2018, 11:53:32 PM
Ratz!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 02, 2018, 01:26:33 AM
In the pit?  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 02, 2018, 01:28:13 AM
The ball pit?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 02, 2018, 01:29:01 AM
I thought it was the rat pit.   ???
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 02, 2018, 01:53:50 AM
Holy dooley, you two have been everywhere today
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 02, 2018, 06:24:28 PM
Yeah, so where were you?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 03, 2018, 02:36:02 AM
Asleep
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on March 03, 2018, 10:01:02 AM
Taking the car out on semi-frozen roads and dodgy car park today. Need provisions some too bulky for my bike.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 03, 2018, 11:55:32 AM
Is it still bad over your way?
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 03, 2018, 12:49:09 PM
I nearly froze my ass off in Arizona. I'm usually there when my shoes are melting on the pavement. I did not bring enough warm clothes. It was thirty degrees warmer at home at times.

Now I'm back and the yellow pollen is still here.

Is that bad enough?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 03, 2018, 08:39:05 PM
It's enough to make you whine isn't it  ;D

Welcome home
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 03, 2018, 09:15:16 PM
I went for a walk and now I can't breathe. This is ridiculous.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 03, 2018, 09:18:08 PM
We still have the pleasures of pollen to come.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 03, 2018, 09:35:07 PM
I live on antihistamine between the seasons. Something about the change of the air sends me into a itching frenzy, my eyes being the hardest hit.  :(
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 04, 2018, 01:00:33 AM
Ouch...!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 04, 2018, 02:20:39 AM
Hey Mr, how is your weekend going?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 04, 2018, 04:38:26 AM
Far too swiftly. I'm getting nothing done.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 04, 2018, 05:59:37 AM
Its Sunday 5pm here, went in a blink mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 04, 2018, 10:41:07 AM
10:40 Sunday morning here.  Went to bed far too early last night and feel somewhat sluggish as a result.  Something will be done today, but I hesitate to predict what.

This may be the day when the tall bookcase finally gets assembled, but I wouldn't bet on it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 04, 2018, 11:09:58 AM
 ;D ;D

Those days are the worst mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 04, 2018, 12:52:48 PM
Going on 7 a.m. here. The dog dictated the to-do list since he threw up sometime last night.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 04, 2018, 06:54:44 PM
I went to bed at 9 last night, company be damned and woke up sick this morning. One would assume I was sick earlier, but then, I try not to assume.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 04, 2018, 11:17:45 PM
You know you are better isolated from the world Patti
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 04, 2018, 11:23:18 PM
Or is the world better isolated from Patti? 
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 05, 2018, 11:57:01 AM
Has she had her coffee yet? That's the deciding factor.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 05, 2018, 07:35:43 PM
There's coffee? I win twice!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 05, 2018, 09:39:03 PM
I think I win on a technicality. From my point of view, I'm the only person who has ever posted here. The rest of you are only avatars.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 05, 2018, 11:47:18 PM
And bloody hot avatars at that
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2018, 02:17:00 AM
I think I win on a technicality. From my point of view, I'm the only person who has ever posted here. The rest of you are only avatars.

Trust me, the picture by my posts is the real me, not some damned avatar ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 06, 2018, 02:56:52 AM
Same here bucko, what you trying to say?  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 06, 2018, 03:26:43 AM
And bloody hot avatars at that
I've been thinking for some time that was true.   ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 06, 2018, 04:58:31 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

We try don't we
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2018, 09:54:36 AM
Oh yes.  Very trying at times.

Not that this alters the hotness quotient.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 06, 2018, 11:59:54 AM
FF just likes to show off.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2018, 12:07:36 PM
Why not.  Sometimes if you don't bang your own drum nobody else will do it for you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on March 06, 2018, 03:38:35 PM
Since I don't have a picture next to my posts I won't talk about that ;D. I'll just grab the winner's trophy and run :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 06, 2018, 04:27:59 PM
How far did you get?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 06, 2018, 07:21:44 PM
Of course, the winner's trophy is probably only digital. You could take it around the world a few times in a second.

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Post by: Spell Chick on March 06, 2018, 11:19:04 PM
good

it's mine now to travel far and wide
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 06, 2018, 11:33:46 PM
Back in the USA.
 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 07, 2018, 02:25:20 AM
Of course, the winner's trophy is probably only digital. You could take it around the world a few times in a second.



The trophy comes with a blue/pink ribbon too boot, show him Chick  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 07, 2018, 03:25:08 AM
Don't need a ribbon...winning is enough.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 07, 2018, 06:23:05 AM
BUMP  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on March 07, 2018, 09:08:04 AM
Well...looks like the winner's trophy is back with me. :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 07, 2018, 11:47:13 AM
It was.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 07, 2018, 02:19:19 PM
(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/blue-first-place-winner-rosette-badge-pleated-ribbon-central-text-to-be-awarded-to-competition-44535486.jpg)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 07, 2018, 08:02:33 PM
Looks a bit like the spinning gizmo from an old daisywheel printer, or some electronic typewriters.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 07, 2018, 10:41:06 PM
The pink bit is in the flip side  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 07, 2018, 10:58:40 PM
Hey, if you don't like my ribbon, you don't need to have it.  :P :P :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 08, 2018, 03:19:18 AM
You don't have it now, either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 08, 2018, 03:44:02 AM
What Herron said  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 08, 2018, 04:24:08 AM
Ditto
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 08, 2018, 04:25:18 AM
Howdy
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 08, 2018, 06:33:30 AM
Howdy to you too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 08, 2018, 09:32:33 AM
What's for breakfast?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 08, 2018, 12:29:41 PM
coffee
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on March 08, 2018, 12:47:16 PM
Rather miffed that when I went to donate blood it was MY blood they wanted.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 08, 2018, 02:32:52 PM
That does seem a bit extreme.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 08, 2018, 08:50:11 PM
My blood sucks so they never want it
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 08, 2018, 09:53:01 PM
My dad was O-, the universal donor. He got calls often to donate blood because his was so special. I don't have that type of blood. I'm not special.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on March 08, 2018, 10:29:50 PM
A documentary said us ancient long-distance cyclists had the immune system of 20-year-olds. I wonder if I can choose which young person, so I can have their immune system. Can I have their money, good looks and DVD collection too? :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Frogg on March 08, 2018, 11:37:46 PM
Away for so long but it would seem like I have stolen the trophy from all of you.

I'm going to wrap it in raspberry bootlaces.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 08, 2018, 11:44:56 PM
Not so fast there. I would love to let you win. But it's simply not in my nature.

Sorry. Not sorry.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2018, 12:55:10 AM
Well it's not in my nature to let good raspberry bootlaces go so I'm afraid I'm going to have to just mosey on over there and take that trophy  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 09, 2018, 12:59:32 AM
We can't let the bootlace queen have it all her own way.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2018, 01:00:45 AM
Oh but why? The bootlace queen can bribe a win for a liquorice wheel.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 09, 2018, 01:05:29 AM
I am tempted, M'Dear.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2018, 01:08:06 AM
C'mon, I'll give you five liquorice wheels and throw in a sugar mouse if you let me win.

(Speaking of Sugar Mice, I clearly remember them taking over the ship in Candy Planet. I wonder who won that?).
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 09, 2018, 01:18:08 AM
I'm not greedy.  One wheel will do.   Candy Planet?  Ye gods, that seems ages ago.

There, you can win now.   Until Fly or Chick probably comes along to kick you out.

"Goodnight."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Frogg on March 09, 2018, 01:20:27 AM
Yay! I win.

Yeah, they'll kick me out before morning.

Goodnight.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 09, 2018, 02:12:38 AM
Goodnight.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 09, 2018, 07:29:05 AM
I'm winning
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 09, 2018, 09:32:18 AM
Don't bank on it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 09, 2018, 10:43:11 AM
Why?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 09, 2018, 12:05:25 PM
Cuz you're losing.  :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 09, 2018, 12:10:01 PM
She's in good company.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 09, 2018, 12:13:35 PM
Of course. We all are.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 10, 2018, 05:49:08 AM
Afternoon losers
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2018, 09:41:24 AM
Still morning here, you damned run-ahead.  I live at a more leisurely pace up here at the top end of this spinning chunk of rock we call home.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 10, 2018, 01:07:49 PM
And now, hours later, it is still morning here. What's going on with this morning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 10, 2018, 01:46:47 PM
I'm winning
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 10, 2018, 03:36:40 PM
Should be past tense, Herron.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 10, 2018, 03:40:54 PM
Move over guys. I'm in desperate need of my five minutes of fame.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 10, 2018, 10:23:32 PM
Bye bye
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 10, 2018, 10:38:31 PM
Bye Fly! time for bed. I'll be sleeping on the podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 10, 2018, 10:39:49 PM
bump, roll, push, heave...

 ::) ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 10, 2018, 11:03:46 PM
That old sleeping on the podium trick never really worked, even when I superglued my sleeping bag to the top.  Just ended up ripping the bag when you and Ma decided I had to go.  Took two of you though ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 10, 2018, 11:49:49 PM
I want to be awake for my win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 11, 2018, 02:55:25 AM
It wasn't easy work rolling your Gypsy arse down all those steps but we persisted.....>:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 11, 2018, 06:55:29 AM
You won that time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 11, 2018, 07:26:29 AM
That's excellent
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 11, 2018, 08:26:59 AM
Morning friends! My time to shine again. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 11, 2018, 12:16:10 PM
Here'e a flashlight to help. You might call it a torch, but over here that involves fire.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 11, 2018, 12:39:30 PM
Lightning strikes the podium, thus  involving light, fire, and a sudden explosive transfer of energy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 11, 2018, 12:43:03 PM
Great. Nov I've got to sweep up all this ash and energy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 11, 2018, 01:47:02 PM
What's a little ash between friends?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 11, 2018, 02:30:28 PM
...says the lady without a broom. Could you at least give these walls a wipe down? What the heck went on in here last night?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 11, 2018, 03:06:33 PM
You don't want to know.  Really.  I'm not saying that just to make you curious.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 11, 2018, 05:05:01 PM
There are so many things I really don't want to know.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 11, 2018, 05:36:28 PM
Yup. Many, many things and that's a promise. Would you like me to tell you about... no never mind. You wouldn't.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 11, 2018, 08:42:22 PM
I would.  ::) :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 11, 2018, 10:42:54 PM
I don't think so.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 11, 2018, 11:03:43 PM
A writer's curiosity is an amazing and far reaching thing,  but some things are best left unspoken.  Some things we'd rather not even re-examine ourselves, yet alone share.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 11, 2018, 11:20:16 PM
Years ago at a factory I worked in, three of us mischievous workers would wait for some one to have a mishap and write a quick poem about said incident. Ended up with a whole book of them but wrote one about a dumb procedure the company put in place and they were after our heads. About 300 women and half a dozen blokes and not one of them dobbed us in. Ah, but it was fun and made us a lot hungrier to do company poetry  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 12, 2018, 11:18:53 AM
I knew you had a poetic side!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 12, 2018, 02:52:54 PM
What rhymes with win?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 12, 2018, 05:49:00 PM
In free verse of the most undisciplined kind it could even be lose, although this would be stretching the interpretation of rhyming way beyond breaking point.    But then so does some 'modern' poetry.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 12, 2018, 05:59:16 PM
Win win win
I win I win
All the winning
Is fun.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 12, 2018, 11:27:24 PM
Won won won
You won You won
But that was
long ago.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 13, 2018, 02:00:28 AM
Uh huh
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 13, 2018, 11:01:59 AM
Yup.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 13, 2018, 11:17:48 AM
I'm getting ready to go back to the gym again. Went yesterday. Had to nap afterwards. But still ....


It's like a win in real life.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 13, 2018, 11:19:22 AM
Today I walked
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 13, 2018, 11:54:51 AM
I've evolved past the need for legs.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 13, 2018, 01:56:04 PM
My quads are so sore ... I just did push press instead of thrusters today. But at least I got back to the gym. Tomorrow is a rest day. Thank goodness.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 13, 2018, 11:00:42 PM
I walked two days in a row, is it a habit yet?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 14, 2018, 01:02:20 AM
I walked to the mailbox. Does that count?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 14, 2018, 07:01:08 AM
Do you do it every day?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on March 14, 2018, 08:31:14 AM
I'm winning ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 14, 2018, 11:03:26 AM
Delusional  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 14, 2018, 11:19:46 AM
And here I am, winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 14, 2018, 11:20:14 AM
Me, too!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 14, 2018, 11:24:53 AM
Aren't we lucky?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 14, 2018, 02:18:33 PM
No you're not.


But I am!
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Post by: Firefly on March 14, 2018, 08:05:47 PM
Go feed your cats Dan  :P
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 14, 2018, 10:57:14 PM
And now, I come here for the win. I have achieved greatness. Momentarily.
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Post by: Firefly on March 15, 2018, 02:46:01 AM
Yay for the Chick
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 15, 2018, 11:07:27 AM
That made me swoon a bit.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 11:13:36 AM
Cats are fed, and I'm winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 15, 2018, 02:03:50 PM
Don't have cats to feed and I'm winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 02:29:43 PM
You've got your Dick to contend with, so I'm winning.
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Post by: DAnuchan on March 15, 2018, 04:13:37 PM
my turn, no matter how short
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Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 04:46:57 PM
Hi Dan! You've had your five minutes of fame. The podium is mine again.
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 15, 2018, 04:59:11 PM
Meanie >:(
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 05:48:39 PM
The name's Dan. Not Meanie.  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 15, 2018, 08:07:39 PM
Whatever your name you've just been deposed.  It was a fine heroic pose, but not any longer.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 15, 2018, 08:56:16 PM
Posing!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 09:04:06 PM
And I'm back. Like the poser I am.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 15, 2018, 09:06:58 PM
Short-lived
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Post by: Gyppo on March 15, 2018, 09:55:43 PM
What's the point in having a podium if you don't pose?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 15, 2018, 10:00:29 PM
And here I am again. Posing like hell.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 16, 2018, 11:06:33 AM
You guys are doing it wrong. Go practice in front of a mirror.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 16, 2018, 11:18:50 AM
Strike a pose!


and now I'm hearing Madonna singing Vogue
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 16, 2018, 11:52:24 AM
Doing it wrong? I'm doing one damn wheelie after another, so what's your problem? Envy, perhaps. Well, go get your own wheelchair and learn how to pop a wheelie. It's not that hard.

Here. See?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 16, 2018, 02:55:20 PM
I can deadlift that chair with you in it ... well, not really, but it sounded tough, didn't it?

I can push you and your chair off the podium and steal the win, but that sounds rather cruel and I don't wish to do that.

So, I will just let the spirit of FF push you down the stairs into a heap and then delicately climb to the top and take the win.
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Post by: Dansinger on March 16, 2018, 02:59:46 PM
You're ever so kind, Chick.  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 16, 2018, 04:58:36 PM
My mother used to whack me in the back of the head while hissing, "Be nice." I guess it took.
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Post by: DAnuchan on March 16, 2018, 05:26:10 PM
Winning...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 16, 2018, 06:43:32 PM
No you're not.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 16, 2018, 11:02:49 PM
And here I am again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 16, 2018, 11:09:42 PM
Bye bye!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 16, 2018, 11:32:27 PM
one last time...
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Post by: herron on March 17, 2018, 01:20:03 AM
...again
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 17, 2018, 06:39:10 AM
A very good morning to you all. The podium is mine.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 17, 2018, 11:15:31 AM
It is a good morning, but the podium isn't yours Buster.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 17, 2018, 12:24:15 PM
Move over lady.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 17, 2018, 04:30:50 PM
Is it my turn yet?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 17, 2018, 04:52:33 PM
It was.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 17, 2018, 04:57:22 PM
And now it's mine again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 17, 2018, 05:00:10 PM
How clever.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 17, 2018, 07:08:31 PM
I am clever.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 17, 2018, 11:04:36 PM
And a loser
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 18, 2018, 12:20:59 AM
ditto to that
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 18, 2018, 11:04:46 AM
You guys are so funny. Losers are the suckers that give up. Do you see me giving up?

Nope. Didn't think so.  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 18, 2018, 11:09:22 AM
I haven't quit CrossFit for 5.5 years. This is a piece of cake in comparison.



WINNER
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 18, 2018, 12:34:22 PM
But not anymore Patti. I'm winning now. See you later!
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 18, 2018, 12:47:34 PM
It's apparently later.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 18, 2018, 03:38:30 PM
I lost a couple of days, but now I'm back again.
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Post by: DAnuchan on March 18, 2018, 03:51:49 PM
Welcome back, Gyppo.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 18, 2018, 09:55:34 PM
I an lose more than just a couple days. Luckily, I can also win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 19, 2018, 01:18:16 AM
Me, too.  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 19, 2018, 06:20:47 AM
Hello
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 19, 2018, 11:10:04 AM
Hi FF
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2018, 11:52:17 AM
Budge over.  Coming through.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 19, 2018, 11:52:37 AM
Not for long mate.
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Post by: Laura on March 19, 2018, 12:23:25 PM
Uh-huh.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2018, 01:07:57 PM
Passing through again.  Life is one long journey.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 19, 2018, 01:47:13 PM
And a rather interesting one, I might add.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 19, 2018, 01:57:15 PM
I'm back from the gym and the painter is here and my house is in upheaval and yet ... I win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 19, 2018, 02:09:53 PM
In your dreams, Chick. In your dreams.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 19, 2018, 03:19:59 PM
'But the dreamer of the day may act his/her dream with eyes open, and thus make it a reality.'  Transient perhaps, but a reality.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 19, 2018, 04:54:20 PM
The master suite is a bedroom sitting room with the bedroom part having a 14 foot ceiling and the other part is ten foot. There are two windows - one large and one small. There is a door to the rest of the house, one to the closet, and a third to the bathroom. It took the guy less than three hours to put on two coats of paint, covering the aqua blue with a tan called angora by Sherman Williams paint people.

It would have taken us days to get it painted and he was done before lunch. That's a win in and of itself. But I win here, too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 19, 2018, 05:37:02 PM
And now you don't. Not anymore. Such a fleeting victory.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 19, 2018, 07:44:03 PM
Woo hoo Patti, you must be excited with that new change. A coat of paint changes the whole area doesn't it
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 19, 2018, 09:29:31 PM
It does. Three more rooms to go. I'm finally getting rid of the blue in the living room. We got rid of the blue furniture years ago and were supposed to paint shortly after. Years, I said. I wasn't exaggerating.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 20, 2018, 02:07:32 AM
Pictures?
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Post by: herron on March 20, 2018, 03:20:53 AM
I'm back (no pictures)
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Post by: Firefly on March 20, 2018, 03:51:20 AM
Yes we need proof
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 20, 2018, 11:15:39 AM
My butt hurts. I don't know if it is from 75 burpees (I don't think the 100 kettlebell swings nor the 125 V-ups hurt my ass) or if it is from moving all the heavy bedroom furniture. Or maybe both.

I don't have the living room painted yet.

That's the living room being ready to paint today.
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Post by: Firefly on March 20, 2018, 12:28:59 PM
Can't wait to see the new look mate
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Post by: Mastafrank on March 20, 2018, 01:59:56 PM
Don't u have fires ta put oot??
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 20, 2018, 07:07:47 PM
Don't you have dog puke to clean up?  Or some more mouldy bread to feed the poor brute?
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 20, 2018, 09:27:11 PM
Eight hours with no internet and no TV because that room is where the cable comes into the house so it nearly killed us. I was so bored, I took nap and then we had a hail storm and the ice rocks hitting the house woke me up. Finally got the room put back together. I have to get new wall decorations because all that stuff was blue, too. So it looks stark right now.
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Post by: Firefly on March 20, 2018, 09:46:55 PM
I do like that Spell, all nice simple lines and not overstated. Classic I guess you would call it.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 21, 2018, 04:43:25 AM
Looks good.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on March 21, 2018, 05:23:02 AM
The room looks good, SpellChick :). I like it.
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Post by: Firefly on March 21, 2018, 06:18:55 AM
Hi Sita
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Post by: sitalakshmi on March 21, 2018, 06:30:54 AM
Hi FF :) How are you?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 21, 2018, 08:13:23 AM
Just winning mate, not much else  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 21, 2018, 10:40:27 AM
Thus the old saying.  "Winning isn't everything.  It's the only thing."
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 21, 2018, 11:02:15 AM
You have to play to win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 21, 2018, 10:24:18 PM
So I have been told
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 21, 2018, 11:11:37 PM
I play; I win. It's as easy as losing.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 21, 2018, 11:12:05 PM
I don't know, seems like the winning takes a little more effort.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 21, 2018, 11:14:00 PM
Maybe you try too hard.
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Post by: Laura on March 21, 2018, 11:17:53 PM
I do. Can you tell?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 21, 2018, 11:19:31 PM
I've often thought you were very trying.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 21, 2018, 11:19:55 PM
So I should stop?
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 21, 2018, 11:24:05 PM
Mercy, no.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 21, 2018, 11:26:07 PM
Well doggone. I'll keep at it, then.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 22, 2018, 02:13:27 AM
I'm here
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 22, 2018, 07:56:41 AM
Indeed you are.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 22, 2018, 07:57:57 AM
Well hello sir, how beez you?
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Post by: Gyppo on March 22, 2018, 08:42:33 AM
I be fine, M'Dear.

(Rattlin' a bit with the first wave of pills swallowed and the second wave due in about an hour.)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 22, 2018, 10:21:26 AM
I so do not envy you there. Not a good pill popper I'm afraid
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Post by: Gyppo on March 22, 2018, 10:40:24 AM
I never was.  But it beats being dead.

At least half of them should stop in a bit under a fortnight's time, hopefully leavng me once again with the simple six in the morning 'cocktail'.
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Post by: Firefly on March 22, 2018, 10:41:47 AM
It is better then the alternative mate

I think its the size of most of them that daunts me
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 22, 2018, 10:55:45 AM
I am drug free in America. Dick takes three pills each morning and they cost enough for both of us, so I stay away from them.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 22, 2018, 11:28:39 PM
My big thing is vitamins. The doc has me taking Vitamin C and B as I am low in both. I gotta find some little ones although the C is chewable
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Post by: herron on March 23, 2018, 02:04:44 AM
My articles appear now on Rochester Media Author's Corner (http://www.rochestermedia.com/category/authors-corner/). Stop by sometime and leave a comment.

By the way...I'm winning again.
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Post by: Firefly on March 23, 2018, 02:41:10 AM
Are you trying to distract me with fancy links?  :P

Off to look  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 23, 2018, 03:21:49 AM
While you're looking...I'm winning again.
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Post by: Firefly on March 23, 2018, 05:21:06 AM
 ::) ::)
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 23, 2018, 10:46:56 AM
I try to just eat a well balanced, healthy diet and not take vitamin pills.

And I try to win often.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 23, 2018, 07:25:43 PM
Can't get what I need from food unfortunately. 
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 23, 2018, 09:10:27 PM
Only one member went to see my posts, but I'm still winning.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 23, 2018, 10:44:30 PM
But the nicest one and the sweetest too they tell me  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 23, 2018, 10:55:14 PM
I'm here for the win. Even if I'm horribly rotten and inconsiderate and selfish and uncaring and completely awful. At least I'm a winner.
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Post by: Firefly on March 23, 2018, 11:30:43 PM
Um, yes you were
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2018, 04:28:51 AM
So were you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 24, 2018, 11:17:21 AM
bump
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Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2018, 11:57:48 AM
So uncouth, but what more can we expect from an Aussie?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 03:46:50 PM
My Aussie cousin is a rather sophisticated man. So am I - and I'm taking a nice little win here.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on March 24, 2018, 04:35:12 PM
I'm winning now ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 04:52:37 PM
But not anymore. ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2018, 05:05:46 PM
Pretty steady turnover on the podium today.
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Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 05:08:36 PM
Makes for a nice show.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2018, 05:11:29 PM
Keeps the fingers ticking over ;-)
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Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 05:13:46 PM
Good practice on the keyboard.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 24, 2018, 05:26:33 PM
So you don't have speech to text?
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Post by: Gyppo on March 24, 2018, 05:43:20 PM
Tried it for a while when my fingers were locked up with arthritis, but found it quite unwieldy.  I initially thought that as a storyteller it would be easy, but there's a world of difference between telling and dictating.

I'd use it again if I had to, and I'm sure with more practice it would come more naturally - I'd damned well make it work for me rather than be silenced - but I'd rather not.  I've been typing for around fifty years now and it feels natural.

Three cheers for the once a day pill which unlocked my 'claws', backed up with some exercises, and the lady Rheumatologist at the hospital who earned a place on my very small no-family Christmas card list.
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Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 06:33:47 PM
Same as Gyppo. Tried it but didn't like it, so I ditched it. And if my fingers go out, I'll just pop them back in, like I always do.
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Post by: Heidi52 on March 24, 2018, 08:18:48 PM
Speaking of popping in and out...

Here I am for the win, win, win

And now I have to go feed the ponies, then feed me and the hubs.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on March 24, 2018, 08:37:36 PM
And here I am again. Winning. For now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 24, 2018, 11:01:54 PM
Did someone say win?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 24, 2018, 11:24:51 PM
They did
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2018, 12:04:00 AM
Fleetingly, but yes.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 25, 2018, 12:08:01 AM

Life is fleeting.
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Post by: Firefly on March 25, 2018, 03:39:28 AM
So is winning
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2018, 09:17:07 AM
You had a fair run by sneaking in overnight though.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 25, 2018, 01:39:05 PM
She does that a lot. It comes from living upside down.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 25, 2018, 02:33:42 PM
Should we stop sleeping so we can catch her?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 25, 2018, 03:53:04 PM
Bugger that for a Game of Soldiers ;-)  Not staying up all night just to make a few points.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 25, 2018, 03:54:01 PM
I don't lose sleep for anything, except maybe coffee.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 25, 2018, 05:50:15 PM
I woke up in the middle of my night just to throw a curve ball at your winnings
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 26, 2018, 11:33:41 AM
I woke up in the middle of the night, too. But I didn't touch my phone and just went back to sleep. Silly me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 26, 2018, 12:13:51 PM
I did not check in overnight. I was busy sleeping.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 26, 2018, 03:37:36 PM
Show off.  I would love to be busy sleeping all night. Maybe I can do that tonight.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 26, 2018, 10:05:59 PM
Sleep or awake...I'm winning now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 26, 2018, 10:32:32 PM
winning or losing, like a coin spinning, all eyes watch to see which way it falls
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 27, 2018, 12:18:54 AM
and it falls off the podium
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 27, 2018, 01:55:59 AM
You had too much bubbly again Chick?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 27, 2018, 11:23:25 AM
I heard the grasscutter working outside and failed to understand why he was working on a Sunday.  I know the landlord does emergency repairs seven days a week, but cutting four inch tall grass is hardly an emergency.

Eventually it dawned on me that today is Tuesday.

I'm sure that eventually my life will re-align itself again ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 27, 2018, 11:32:58 AM
Yesterday's lunch included four bottles of champagne and one quart of orange juice. The mimosas weren't very orange. I only had one but the other four ladies finished off the four bottles.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 27, 2018, 12:16:42 PM
Sounds very bubbly, Spell.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 27, 2018, 09:41:54 PM
For some reason, they all got sillier as the afternoon progressed.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 27, 2018, 10:08:57 PM
I can imagine ;-)

Three of us drank a three litre bottle of red wine with dinner one evening.  I recall we were all distinctly 'giggly' by the time it was finished.  And each of was convinced he' or she had drunk far more than the others.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 28, 2018, 12:31:42 AM
I'm still here on top, slowly sipping my Glenlivet.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 28, 2018, 04:24:50 AM
bump  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 28, 2018, 09:21:39 AM
Bump to you, too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 28, 2018, 12:22:12 PM
Sounds like we're in for a bumpy kind of day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 28, 2018, 12:52:51 PM
One of those struggle up the slide and then bump back down the steps kind of days?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 28, 2018, 12:55:49 PM
Might be.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on March 28, 2018, 05:08:00 PM
Oops! Excuse me, Spell. Didn't mean to bump you so hard.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 28, 2018, 06:03:10 PM
Definitely a bumpy day.  As I was chopping veggies for my dinner they kept hurling themselves at the floor,  Normally they behave themselves for me.

I'll swear they were defying the basic laws of gravity and racing downwards at more than the default 32 feet per second squared.  Some of them I never even saw leave the chopping board.  The first sign of their defection was the sound of them hitting the floor, or a peripheral flicker of orange as a carrot chunk skittered across the floor.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 28, 2018, 06:11:22 PM
I make seven salads at a time so I am properly prepared to eat all week. This past salad making extravaganza was sponsored by ill behaved greenery. The lettuce and the spinach simply wanted to lounge on the floor and made a continuous and determined effort to do so.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 28, 2018, 06:46:33 PM
I had this with pasta, could it be a global problem now??
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 28, 2018, 08:54:34 PM
Is the food fighting back?  If it wasn't for the global overview of this forum we would all assume it was just personal, wouldn't we?

I remember seeing a tastefully arrrayed spread of uncooked spaghetti outside my Icelandic neighbour's house on more than one occasion.  I asked her if it was some pagan Icelandic spring ritual, to ask good fortune from the Trolls or similar.

"No.  It's just the bottom rips out of the packet as I lift it from the car.  But, it's always happening."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 28, 2018, 10:36:38 PM
I've heard of "food fights" but this is a bit bizarre.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 28, 2018, 11:49:47 PM
Yes ansty spaghetti is a whole new world
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 29, 2018, 12:12:48 PM
I would like to report that I got some stew started in the slow cooker even before coffee. As it brewed away, I peeled potatoes and carrots and cut them up and put in some sliced onion and diced garlic and spices and wine and nothing, let me repeat that, nothing hit the floor.

It was like a miracle or something.
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Post by: Gyppo on March 29, 2018, 07:43:24 PM
They're just lulling you into a false sense of security.
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 29, 2018, 08:43:50 PM
Probably. But it was nice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 02:31:59 AM
I may go make a coffee before lunch, anyone want one?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 30, 2018, 02:32:47 AM
Not now. It'll keep me awake tonight. Thanks, anyway.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 02:33:11 AM
You are welcome. Maybe a night cap?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 30, 2018, 02:34:00 AM
You know me...never will turn down two fingers, neat, of a nice single malt.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 02:34:39 AM
Of course. It's after lunch so I could partake
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 30, 2018, 02:36:01 AM
Glad to have you join me!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 02:39:29 AM
Its been a long day and its only lunch time  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 30, 2018, 02:41:05 AM
In that case, make them doubles!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 02:41:29 AM
 ;D ;D

I'll drink to that mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on March 30, 2018, 02:47:28 AM
Ditto!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 30, 2018, 04:15:08 AM
Have a great weekend mate, when you get to it
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 30, 2018, 11:52:13 AM
It's morning here now and I always want coffee.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 30, 2018, 01:21:57 PM
Sis dropped by to drop off a new spare key to her house.  And to sign what will hopefully be the last bit of paperwork related to Mum's modest shareholdings.  Some things have dragged on ;-(

Caught up on family news and I showed of my mostly pink and rapidly healing scars from the op.  "Healing quick for an old man."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on March 30, 2018, 01:49:44 PM
I knew you would bounce back faster than most, Gyppo.

Guess what today is?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on March 30, 2018, 02:04:13 PM
Guess what today is?

Saw the answer on another thread.  But I'll let the others look for it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on March 30, 2018, 02:49:48 PM
Well, what with the time difference, she is already on tomorrow by now. She just always has to run ahead.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 31, 2018, 12:57:01 AM
You talking about me again aren't you Chick  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on March 31, 2018, 06:59:27 AM
Hi FF. I'll take that win now, thank you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on March 31, 2018, 12:06:16 PM
You are welcome
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Post by: Spell Chick on March 31, 2018, 12:25:31 PM
I'm really wondering why the beginning of the day doesn't start in England, since they were the center of the universe at the time of making this shit up.

But I do understand the wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean and making that the difference between today and tomorrow or today and yesterday. But it is sad that your day is almost over when mine is just beginning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 01, 2018, 12:13:07 AM
I do get to see the Easter bunny way before you though
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Post by: Spell Chick on April 01, 2018, 12:02:00 PM
Did you wear your bunny ears?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 01, 2018, 12:23:24 PM
Nope, Santa still has them
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 01, 2018, 12:30:13 PM
He's a weird old bugger, isn't he?  Stealing a girl's ears.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 01, 2018, 01:41:03 PM
Did you eat any bunny ears?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 01, 2018, 01:42:51 PM
Doesn't the hair get stuck in your teeth?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 01, 2018, 01:55:07 PM
Eew.  :o  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 01, 2018, 07:59:51 PM
None for me
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Post by: Gyppo on April 02, 2018, 12:43:05 AM
For some bizarre reason I'm picturing a Punk Easter Bunny, both ears so weighted down with multiple studs and rings they trail down across the eyes and half blind them.  Could be why I never got any eggs this year.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on April 02, 2018, 01:42:59 AM
Eggs or not, I'm winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 02, 2018, 02:15:17 AM
Go you!!   8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 02, 2018, 12:01:42 PM
Easter's over. Let's talk about .... what? Coffee?

I love coffee. I don't think I've ever mentioned that before, but it's true. A good cup of coffee is marvelous. Almost like winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 02, 2018, 02:09:24 PM
I had two cups today. Summer must be fading
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Post by: Spell Chick on April 02, 2018, 03:02:20 PM
I limit myself to a half cup before going to gym and it might help my heart rate stuff a bit. Then I have the other half plus a bit more when I get home and have breakfast.

Then I have more after lunch and more after supper and then I'm done for the day.
Better than the two pots I used to drink.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 02, 2018, 07:25:12 PM
I like coffee. Used to drink a lot of it when I was in college. Now limit myself to one cup a day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 02, 2018, 08:59:53 PM
That's too limiting for me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 02, 2018, 09:10:20 PM
It's a sporadic indulgence for me these days.  But it was with every meal whilst I was in hospital because I didn't like the other options.  Their hot-chocolate is of the 'healthy' variety ;-(

Down at the League of Friends part-time cafe in the eye unit they offer a choice.

"Hot chocolate, Sir?  Diet stuff if you insist on drinking chemicals, or the real thing?"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 02, 2018, 10:34:28 PM
A good hot chocolate is hard to find. We had a cafe here that made their own which was a rich good quality chocolate and cream. A big dollop went in the cup and super hot milk on top, ah, just to sit and sip was magical
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 02, 2018, 11:58:33 PM
Some transport cafes still do the real thing.  But far too many places now have a prepacked dose of chocolatey chemicals in a stack of disposable cups which just need hot water to release the full toxic horror.  It's a wonder it doesn't bubble over and destroy the table.  Maybe that's why so many counters are stainless steel these days.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 04:41:02 AM
You could be onto something there mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2018, 04:54:37 AM
I can remember British Rail 'coffee' which, when spilled on the otherwise indestructible Formica tops, left a green stain after it had been wiped up.  Once I saw that I never drank it again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 09:14:09 AM
shudder
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 03, 2018, 12:13:41 PM
I just came here to win and there is all this scary talk.

I must go before I begin to tremble.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 01:24:42 PM
You could lose your spot
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2018, 02:03:24 PM
Patti has a spot?  Is it on the end of her nose?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 02:38:49 PM
Isn't that a wart?  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 03, 2018, 04:12:17 PM
Don't you have dog puke to clean up?  Or some more mouldy bread to feed the poor brute?
ouch :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 03, 2018, 07:31:12 PM
Today I did more double unders than any other day of my entire life.

Not really that many, but ... more than I've ever done before.

I have no need to do this and have no idea why I should, but I CrossFit and I believe it is mandatory that we do stupid things.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 03, 2018, 07:33:33 PM
Personal records are still records.

Congrats.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 03, 2018, 07:37:01 PM
Thanks.


Now if I could just win this thing ...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2018, 08:22:25 PM
Winning is easy.  It's retaining the win that's problematical ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 10:38:22 PM
And I am now officially awake
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2018, 10:42:55 PM
Does this mean you were unofficially awake before?  How does that work?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 03, 2018, 10:44:44 PM
That's when you are still in bed foxing it to the rest of the world mate.  ;D

Hiding out so to speak
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 03, 2018, 11:46:31 PM
'laying low' then?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 03, 2018, 11:58:10 PM
I call that "wishing I was asleep"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 04, 2018, 01:55:06 AM
Good evening
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 04, 2018, 04:44:28 AM
 ;D ;D

All of the above.

Howdy doody Francis
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 04, 2018, 09:32:34 AM
Shouldn't you be asleep, FF?

Move over and go to bed. I'm back and winning. For now anyway.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 04, 2018, 09:45:27 AM
 :o :o

You are on an alternate planet, its not even dark yet  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 04, 2018, 10:13:18 AM
Time zones, I'll never get the hang of them. But no matter. I'm winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 04, 2018, 11:13:28 AM
Of course you are  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 04, 2018, 11:49:24 AM
Of course.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 04, 2018, 12:12:40 PM
Off course? Aren't we supposed to concentrate on winning here?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 04, 2018, 12:41:13 PM
Now you want me to concentrate. Good grief.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 04, 2018, 10:20:44 PM
A first for everything
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 04, 2018, 10:57:14 PM
Do I look like frozen orange juice?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 04, 2018, 11:11:19 PM
Some days.....
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 05, 2018, 09:05:48 AM
Do I look like frozen orange juice?

By an amazing coincidence here's what I as listening to as I clicked on Patti's post.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGivQKtMDBA
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 05, 2018, 11:56:22 AM
That one is blocked in my country, Gyppo.

Happy Thursday, Writers.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 05, 2018, 12:19:01 PM
Probably blocked in mine then, too.

But happy morning to you, as well.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 05, 2018, 08:48:56 PM
Thas's a bummer.  Just for the record it was Peter Sarstedt singing Frozen Orange Juice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 05, 2018, 09:29:50 PM
And the winner is... ME!  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 05, 2018, 10:13:41 PM
If you say so...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 05, 2018, 10:25:02 PM
I believe him.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 05, 2018, 10:57:59 PM
And here I am again. Winning as always.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 05, 2018, 11:27:17 PM
See? I do believe
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 06, 2018, 07:49:44 AM
Thas's a bummer.  Just for the record it was Peter Sarstedt singing Frozen Orange Juice.

Haven't heard that choon for years mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2018, 12:02:00 PM
Me? Even longer
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 06, 2018, 12:17:24 PM
HOw long?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 06, 2018, 12:50:14 PM
Do you have a piece of string?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 06, 2018, 12:56:41 PM
Probably.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2018, 03:01:13 PM
I have a whole string, not just a piece.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 06, 2018, 04:09:50 PM
Is there a standard whole string, or is it subjective?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2018, 04:55:08 PM
I don't know. But my string is complete and total string. I can cut a piece off if I want.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 06, 2018, 05:59:46 PM
Is that like cutting a piece off the world to get world piece?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 06, 2018, 07:58:40 PM
I've got loads of strings, but won't be cutting any pieces off of them. They'd be useless if I did (supposing I succeeded at all) adn I'd end up having to replace them, which would be costly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2018, 08:56:47 PM
Are shoe laces strings?
    asking for a friend
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 06, 2018, 11:49:02 PM
Oh lordy me no, they are a separate category, not even near the string family
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 06, 2018, 11:53:05 PM
Well that cuts back on the number of strings then.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 06, 2018, 11:53:54 PM
Yes, less string used, more string saved
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 07, 2018, 11:29:47 AM
Have we been talking string theory?


Aren't we just so smart?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 07, 2018, 01:12:39 PM
What's smart?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 07, 2018, 02:35:00 PM
Spel lChick. She's pretty smart.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 07, 2018, 05:23:22 PM
Is she smart enough to win?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 07, 2018, 07:13:44 PM
Yes
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 07, 2018, 08:18:35 PM
No.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 07, 2018, 09:13:44 PM
I won. I just didn't stay the winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 07, 2018, 09:31:31 PM
How right you are.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 07, 2018, 11:08:29 PM
But I'm willing to try and try again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 08, 2018, 01:58:31 AM
You are a little try hard aren't you
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 08, 2018, 08:59:35 AM
Good morning. Here's your current winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 08, 2018, 10:53:49 AM
Not any more ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 08, 2018, 10:54:21 AM
He tried
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 08, 2018, 12:23:23 PM
Do or do not, there is no try. Yoda
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 08, 2018, 04:20:39 PM
True.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 08, 2018, 06:50:21 PM
I'm back.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 08, 2018, 07:16:54 PM
What a coincidence. So am I.

Honestly, I'm not stalking Dan, it just happened.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 08, 2018, 08:36:12 PM
Not stalking eh? And you want me to believe that?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 08, 2018, 11:54:59 PM
Yeah, I'm not that kind of person. Really.

So, ummmm, Europe, right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 09, 2018, 12:40:56 AM
Moaning everyone
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 09, 2018, 07:12:05 AM
Looks like the winner is me ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 09, 2018, 09:38:48 AM
Looks are always deceiving
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 09, 2018, 10:23:38 AM
So is deception.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 09, 2018, 10:37:54 AM
But winning,  well....
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 09, 2018, 10:44:40 AM
A short-lived win FF. Move over.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 09, 2018, 10:50:27 AM
AND I'm here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 09, 2018, 01:16:57 PM
Inevitably.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 09, 2018, 02:51:17 PM
Over and over
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 09, 2018, 04:50:36 PM
And over again. Hit and miss.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 09, 2018, 06:51:57 PM
Stop hitting me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 09, 2018, 07:21:06 PM
Ding dong
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 09, 2018, 08:33:59 PM
Hello
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 09, 2018, 10:52:43 PM
Hello to you too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 10, 2018, 12:13:03 AM
Lovely day here Gyp
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 10, 2018, 09:35:11 AM
It's improved here as the daylight came in.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 10, 2018, 11:39:43 AM
I'm here, rain clouds, drizzle, and cold notwithstanding.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 10, 2018, 12:48:19 PM
I'm ready for bed
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 10, 2018, 01:03:34 PM
Sleep well, FF. We'll be here on the podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 10, 2018, 03:22:09 PM
I did not hurt myself at the gym today, so I'm ready to take the podium!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 10, 2018, 04:11:01 PM
I hope you enjoyed your podium time, Patti. It's time for you to move over and let me have my five minutes of fame.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 10, 2018, 08:43:24 PM
That was a long five minutes ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 10, 2018, 09:22:01 PM
You could say that. I enjoyed them.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 10, 2018, 11:56:37 PM
I shall relieve you now, bugger off
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 11, 2018, 11:47:25 AM
No need, FF.  Bugger off yourself.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 11, 2018, 12:46:11 PM
Shoo!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 11, 2018, 01:25:05 PM
Manners, people!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 11, 2018, 02:06:45 PM
Bugger off please?  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 11, 2018, 04:04:59 PM
Bugger off pretty please?  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 11, 2018, 04:33:06 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 11, 2018, 04:47:55 PM
Room for one more?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 11, 2018, 05:37:10 PM
This is worse than that damned philosophy question  about 'How many angels can dance on the head of a pin'.  My answer was always 'Why the hell would they want to?  Tell me that and I'll maybe come up with a number'.

Now we have 'How many writers can stand, sit, pose, or otherwise arrange themselves on the podium simultaneously?'

One.  It's in the rule book.  Non-negotiable.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 11, 2018, 06:06:24 PM
Then I guess I'm it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 11, 2018, 07:52:04 PM
Indeed you were.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 11, 2018, 09:22:29 PM
Thanks for the recognition.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 11, 2018, 09:26:11 PM
Move over buddy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 11, 2018, 09:27:29 PM
Sure thing, Friend.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 11, 2018, 09:29:15 PM
I said, move!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 11, 2018, 10:01:45 PM
I did.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 11, 2018, 10:15:31 PM
...and will again...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 11, 2018, 10:40:42 PM
Thank you 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 11, 2018, 11:53:28 PM
Whew. That was a lot of dancing up here.

Guess I'll just sit now and pose.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 12, 2018, 06:54:18 AM
Oh I am not sure about all this polite crap, so not us  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 12, 2018, 11:36:17 AM
I am unfailingly polite, you dummy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 12, 2018, 12:33:00 PM
Uh-oh. A black cat crossed my path when I was out for my run this morning. He even stopped half way to stare me down with a smirk.

"I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." - Michael Scott
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 12, 2018, 02:51:34 PM
You are Catwoman. Do not be afraid. Glare back.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 12, 2018, 04:08:56 PM
Cats are The Best! I've got a gorgeous ginger purring on my lap, trying to prevent me from using my laptop right this minute. There's another one in one of my chairs, and as for the third one... I don't know where she's hiding, but she'll come out to play soon enough.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 12, 2018, 08:32:56 PM
I am catless. But winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 12, 2018, 09:58:54 PM
You may still be catless, but not winning anymore.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 12, 2018, 11:13:28 PM
I am surrounded by both cats and dogs and it still smells like winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 13, 2018, 12:22:00 AM
Maybe you should try lighting a candle.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 13, 2018, 09:44:30 AM
Mozart and I are winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 13, 2018, 11:46:10 AM
Me, myself, and I are winning again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 13, 2018, 03:13:39 PM
But not anymore.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DAnuchan on April 13, 2018, 05:15:32 PM
The thrill of victory...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 13, 2018, 08:42:31 PM
the agony of defeat
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 13, 2018, 09:58:18 PM
Suck it up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 13, 2018, 10:43:40 PM
That guy died from falling down the mountain and off the ramp and everything.

I can't imagine using that image, but I guess that is truly the agony of defeat.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 14, 2018, 03:09:42 PM
Looks like victory is mine :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 14, 2018, 05:47:07 PM
Looks can be deceiving.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 14, 2018, 10:43:32 PM
My brother in law will soon be here.

Dick and his brother are going off to Florida to see their mother for her birthday. 94 I think.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 14, 2018, 11:05:54 PM
And I'm here now. Winning. Again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 15, 2018, 11:59:47 AM
I had the wrong age. Ruth is turning 96. There are many other things I would like to say about this, but ... I'm not going to. Self restraint and all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 15, 2018, 06:02:43 PM
96! I've still got a few years to go before I get there.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 15, 2018, 07:55:53 PM
I hope I don't have to live that long, at least not in her state. She comes and goes mentally but has been physically decrepit for quite a while and even longer by her estimation.

Although she now has minions around the clock and she loves that part.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 16, 2018, 05:48:02 PM
I could use a few minions, myself.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on April 16, 2018, 08:45:22 PM
I had minions (thankfully not around the clock) after surgery last February. I hated it. I like being active and doing things all by my little self.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 17, 2018, 12:09:30 AM
I would like the house to clean itself. And healthy food to appear on a whim.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 17, 2018, 12:25:34 AM
An old friend of mine wanted a house that 'sucked'.

She envisioned a place filled with vents, so that when you left the place in the morning you hit a switch by the front door to turn on the suction.  When you returned in the evening all the dust and any loose bits of paper etc would have been sucked through the vents into a 'dust cellar', which would be emptied once a month like emptying a septic tank.

She accepted that she shouldn't have any pets smaller than a cat ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 17, 2018, 12:03:16 PM
I don't really care about dust. I'm an expert dust ignorer. I have a gold medal in ignoring dust. It's the clutter that builds up over time that annoys me. This is why I try to go thru the house twice a day playing pick up the shit and put it away or throw it away. It would help if I didn't have so much shit. But I do.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 17, 2018, 12:13:44 PM
Maybe you should have a yard sale?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 17, 2018, 09:35:44 PM
I like all my shit, I just have too much of it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 20, 2018, 02:02:16 AM
You should see my attic.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 20, 2018, 05:14:51 AM
Can you post pics?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 20, 2018, 11:50:31 AM
I would probably start to covet her junk. Le sigh.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 20, 2018, 12:13:09 PM
You have it bad
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 20, 2018, 05:40:10 PM
I'm working on it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 21, 2018, 02:51:20 AM
Well the weekend has started a might soggy. Glad I got that slow cooker on, be a great night for comfort food.

If I had two slow cookers, I could do a pudding in the other one.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 21, 2018, 02:18:42 PM
It's going to be pretty here today. I can finally go dig in the dirt a little.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 21, 2018, 09:47:46 PM
Oh gawd I dunno if I'll ever reach 90
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 22, 2018, 12:12:49 AM
Let's make a pact to make it to 100. I'd like to make a full century.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 22, 2018, 01:53:26 AM
A healthy one
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 22, 2018, 12:21:47 PM
I have no desire whatsoever to live that long.

Of course, my 91 year old aunt and 96 year old mother in law might be influencing that desire.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 22, 2018, 11:39:23 PM
Both my parents died young. I have now lived longer then my mother and close to my father
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 23, 2018, 02:17:18 AM
Pigs has been a very good dog,so far he hasn't snapped at other males :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 23, 2018, 11:45:41 AM
I haven't snapped at any males lately, either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 23, 2018, 12:17:03 PM
Can we confirm that with the males?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 23, 2018, 06:14:24 PM
Are you going to ask all of them? Won't that take quite a bit of time? I mean, statistically speaking, there should be over three billion of them.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 23, 2018, 06:56:48 PM
Just to throw a spanner in the works...  "I can neither confirm or deny that I have been snapped at by Spell Chick.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 23, 2018, 06:58:37 PM
I'll just grab a quick win and go quietly. :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 23, 2018, 10:19:38 PM
Only slightly more than 3 billion to check then.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 24, 2018, 02:36:46 AM
Hi Sita, not seen you for a while  :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 24, 2018, 11:43:11 AM
She left quickly ... unlike me who outstays her welcome.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 24, 2018, 07:25:37 PM
Do you do it on purpose?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 24, 2018, 09:14:25 PM
Doesn't she always? >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 24, 2018, 11:52:29 PM
Who me????

Never :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 25, 2018, 12:55:01 AM
I am just so social ....
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 26, 2018, 12:07:01 PM
Yes, you're our social butterfly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 27, 2018, 12:04:20 AM
I try to do my part.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 27, 2018, 08:29:18 AM
Aren't you the one who tells everyone else 'There is no try...'?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 27, 2018, 11:59:17 AM
Ummm. Yes.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 27, 2018, 07:28:28 PM
Just saying...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 28, 2018, 11:28:53 AM
Practice what you preach. Ha.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on April 29, 2018, 01:05:34 PM
Do I have to practice, or can I just wing it?

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 29, 2018, 11:28:18 PM
Don't you always?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2018, 01:11:44 AM
Is it 'wing and prayer' time again?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on April 30, 2018, 07:42:47 AM
Enough talking :o

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2018, 09:29:29 AM
What do you suggest we do instead?  Bark?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on April 30, 2018, 11:26:41 AM
Now that would be interesting
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 30, 2018, 03:04:07 PM
Hi Sita, not seen you for a while  :D

Hi FF. I've been kind of busy lately. How are you?
But I'm back and winning. :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 30, 2018, 03:05:13 PM
Rather short one, tho.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on April 30, 2018, 03:09:28 PM
Maybe I'll have a longer win this time ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 30, 2018, 03:11:41 PM
You might have.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on April 30, 2018, 03:15:43 PM
No guarantees though.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on April 30, 2018, 03:58:08 PM
I suppose we could do some math and see, but really? Math? I was told there would be no math.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 01, 2018, 04:48:18 AM
What do you suggest we do instead?  Bark?
that explains alot
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 01, 2018, 05:38:29 AM
Quote from: sitalakshmi

Hi FF. I've been kind of busy lately. How are you?
But I'm back and winning. :)
[/quote

I'm good mate but no internet today grrrr. Just a bit of phone dats
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 01, 2018, 06:06:50 AM
Who snipped the wires?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 01, 2018, 06:41:48 AM
Who knows and that quote so backfired
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 01, 2018, 07:54:23 AM
Good Afternoon :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 01, 2018, 08:34:23 AM
Good morning sita :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 01, 2018, 03:44:04 PM
We had electricity this morning so I turned the lights on and off just for fun.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 02, 2018, 03:47:18 AM
We still have no internet
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 02, 2018, 07:37:52 AM
Hi FF.
That's too bad. Any idea why?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 02, 2018, 01:01:20 PM
Did the internet people ban her for all those spider photos she posts?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 02, 2018, 01:49:25 PM
"Oh what a tangled web we weave..."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: herron on May 03, 2018, 02:59:13 AM
You can weave...I prefer winning.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 03, 2018, 07:11:43 AM
I'll have to be more particular
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 03, 2018, 09:08:20 AM
I may as well have a win for a while.  Just for the hell of it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 03, 2018, 12:01:32 PM
I suppose so. Honor is fleeting, isn't it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 03, 2018, 12:03:33 PM
Good whilst it lasts though ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 03, 2018, 12:06:58 PM
I do enjoy the moment of glory
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 03, 2018, 03:20:08 PM
Me too ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 03, 2018, 10:41:07 PM
Ah, then you will understand my need for you to get off my podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 03, 2018, 10:51:13 PM
Your podium?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 04, 2018, 05:26:44 AM
Good Morning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 04, 2018, 11:50:51 AM
Good morning. I was out after dark last night. Very scary.

Here I am now

on MY podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 04, 2018, 12:12:39 PM
That is one very powerful and persistent delusion you have there, Patti.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 04, 2018, 12:14:04 PM
Must be contagious.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 04, 2018, 04:53:14 PM
I'm the winner now ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 04, 2018, 11:43:14 PM
No, really. It's my podium. I bought it and brought it in here. The winner's circle is over there, but this is MY damn podium. Wanna see the receipt?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 05, 2018, 03:29:18 AM
Yes please
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 05, 2018, 12:08:05 PM
It over there, top left drawer of MY desk.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 05, 2018, 01:18:33 PM
All that's in there are crumpled candy wrappers. LOT'S of candy wrappers.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 05, 2018, 04:11:25 PM
Ah ha, does this mean Patti's delusion is fuelled by all the dodgy chemicals and additives in her candy bars?  This could explain a lot.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 05, 2018, 04:55:55 PM
Damn. Where did the receipt go?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 06, 2018, 01:19:15 PM
What have you rogues been up to?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 06, 2018, 11:57:57 PM
They have been putting muddy footprints all over my podium. I just don't know what to do. 
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 07, 2018, 06:12:42 AM
I'm back and winning :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 07, 2018, 07:02:29 AM
Are you sure about that?

Good to see you around even if it is only a fleeting visit.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 07, 2018, 08:01:17 AM
Get Frank in with a mop
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 07, 2018, 10:18:13 AM
Does Frank know what to do with a mop?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 07, 2018, 10:46:58 AM
Patti can teach him, I sure don't  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 07, 2018, 11:57:23 AM
She only knows how to ride a broom.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 07, 2018, 12:38:55 PM
I bought a yard broom the other day, to brush away all the moss that falls off my roof.  Might stop some of it getting dragged indoors.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 07, 2018, 07:21:04 PM
Probably. Might just make the rest of the moss take a dive just so you can sweep it up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 07, 2018, 07:53:50 PM
The hailstorm a week or so ago ripped a lot of it off the tiles.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 07, 2018, 10:55:21 PM
She only knows how to ride a broom.

Silly me  ;D

Amazing the things that happen your way and not so much here Gy. Although I have seen mossed up fences in the wetter areas up north a bit. Lots of mold too, do you get much of that?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 07, 2018, 11:04:20 PM
Not a lot, but I had a slice of mouldy toast today.  Takes a lot to get that taste out of your mouth ;-(
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 08, 2018, 12:10:48 AM
We get mold growing on our houses here. So we have to power wash them with a bleach solution yearly or the stuff will actually eat into the vinyl stuff making a big expense.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 08, 2018, 04:21:25 AM
Good Morning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 08, 2018, 08:58:08 AM
"Good morning, Sita."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 08, 2018, 11:51:23 AM
I am here now. Lucky me, huh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 09, 2018, 05:05:00 AM
I think I'm the lucky one because I'm winning now ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2018, 10:27:25 AM
The luck moves around, doesn't it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 09, 2018, 10:45:03 AM
It sure does.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 09, 2018, 11:25:37 AM
There's nothing more fickle than Lady Luck ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 09, 2018, 11:57:38 AM
I was too sick to go to the gym yesterday, so I'm going today. How is that for lucky?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 09, 2018, 12:10:57 PM
Glad you feel better, Spell.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 09, 2018, 02:52:57 PM
When I saw yesterday's workout on the board, I was so glad I didn't try to tough it out. It would have killed me.

Today's was no picnic, but at least I didn't have to put any weight over my head.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 10, 2018, 12:23:08 PM
I choose the picnic. Put all those weights down and let's pack a basket.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 11, 2018, 09:51:52 AM
A Picnic? I want to join too ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 11, 2018, 09:54:08 AM
Lets go, I can make the schnapps, I think rhubarb will be nice and maybe do a dessert
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 11, 2018, 09:57:07 AM
I'm in! :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 11, 2018, 09:57:44 AM
What are you making?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 11, 2018, 10:01:08 AM
I can make some Indian snacks. Whether you'll enjoy my cooking is the question. I'm quite a horrible cook :-\
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 11, 2018, 11:49:00 AM
I can bring deviled eggs and some cheese and crackers.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 11, 2018, 11:16:07 PM
I'm more than happy with both those suggestions, lets get this party rolling!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 12, 2018, 04:01:16 PM
Y'all coming over here?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 12, 2018, 04:26:34 PM
I'm here and winning too :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 13, 2018, 07:16:44 AM
I'm coming, do you have a spare bed?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 13, 2018, 12:04:33 PM
I do.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 13, 2018, 01:41:01 PM
Well that was easy and its not winter at your place either
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 13, 2018, 05:55:02 PM
Where does SpellChick live?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 13, 2018, 06:02:45 PM
In Spellchick's house, presumably.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 13, 2018, 10:00:23 PM
I thought she lived at the gym?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 13, 2018, 10:35:16 PM
Isn't that where she nearly dies, on a regular basis?

Mind you, they do say you appreciate it more the closer you get to losing it.  Isn't that the basis of all 'adrenaline sports'.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 14, 2018, 05:05:12 AM
Good Morning Everyone  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 14, 2018, 09:42:22 AM
Morning, Sita.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:40:33 AM
Morning Sita
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:43:37 AM
I live in the US. I live in South Carolina. I live in North Charleston. I live in Wescott. No wonder I'm so tired.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:44:27 AM
You're that expansive?  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:46:04 AM
I'm that busy. Can you believe it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:47:10 AM
Ah busy, I was thinking you had one big caboose
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:48:08 AM
That, too.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:48:50 AM
I've been walking but mine keeps following
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:49:44 AM
Put some sport shit on the TV and he will stay home.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:50:55 AM
You are so knowledge endowed
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:51:14 AM
It's just another one of my gifts.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:52:01 AM
Yah your cup floweth
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:55:38 AM
I'm all about the flow
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 14, 2018, 11:56:37 AM
Yep that's what I would say
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 11:58:06 AM
Do you enjoy the flow as well?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 14, 2018, 12:11:19 PM
As Dad used to say about a family friend who always wore dresses a couple of sizes too small...  "Her cups floweth over."

"If she ran for a bus she'd knock herself out."

The same lass also waved her hands all over the place whilst talking.  She would have made an Italian look like a statue.  "Dear Rita.  If you chopped her hands off she'd be speechless."

And about me...  "You're destined to plough your own furrow in life, Son.  Just try not to do it with your nose."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 14, 2018, 12:13:26 PM
Such words of wisdom.

My mother likes to tell us "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"
isn't that encouraging?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 15, 2018, 01:11:00 AM
I miss all those old sayings, some of them were hilarious. I throw some out there to my kids at times and they latch onto them with glee  ;D
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 15, 2018, 06:54:10 AM
Good Morning Everyone :)
Winning sure is a wonderful way to start a new day.
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Post by: Gyppo on May 15, 2018, 07:24:57 AM
I prefer food and drink first, but after that winning is pretty damned good for dessert.
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Post by: Spell Chick on May 15, 2018, 04:27:25 PM
I can't eat when I first wake up. But coffee ... now that's first to be started. I brew a whole pot early in the morning and so usually sit at the computer after cleaning up the little bit of mess left over from the day before. Then I get coffee. And eventually I eat something.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 15, 2018, 11:55:41 PM
I can eat anytime.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 17, 2018, 02:29:03 AM
Loser!
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Post by: Spell Chick on May 17, 2018, 12:04:06 PM
That was abrupt.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 17, 2018, 04:42:19 PM
I win! :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 17, 2018, 11:19:36 PM
You are so lucky.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 18, 2018, 12:48:17 AM
Slipping in for a late night victory, however fleeting it may be.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 18, 2018, 02:53:45 AM
You lasted a while
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 18, 2018, 09:05:30 AM
Not bad for an old man, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 18, 2018, 12:08:57 PM
Are we talking about winning here or something else?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 18, 2018, 12:11:46 PM
Gyppo and I are just lucky to be still alive. If we last at anything at all, it's a good day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 18, 2018, 02:22:14 PM
I was speculating on how big the two silver birch saplings in my back garden will grow in the next thirty years or so.  They're a bit too close to the fence, but I didn't plant them.

"We'll have to cut one of the paving slabs to encourage it to spread inwards rather than out, because if it breaks the fence the damned Housing Association will want to get rid of it.  But I'd like to see if grow wider on the garden side, even if I have to trim the outside of it to keep them at bay."

"I rather hope that in thirty years time you'll be sensible enough to let someone else clamber up there and do it for you."  My daughter clearly has her doubts though ;-)

Maybe a job for Alma by then.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 18, 2018, 02:57:09 PM
As I read this, I was thinking, "I don't do anything age inappropriate or dangerous or outrageous."

All this while trying to cool down after a CrossFit workout. Not that I'm the only old fart in the world doing this, but I keep being the oldest fart in my gym doing this. Duh.

But in twenty years, I sure as hell hope I have double unders in my repertoire. 
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Post by: Firefly on May 19, 2018, 01:24:35 AM
We have a tree in the back yard that sort of sat idle for about 20 years then we got the good rains for about three years in a row. Now its 20' plus tall. We call it the flea tree as that's where the dogs like to lie for the summer. Its a lovely tree, a pale yellow flower most of the year but it loves the sewer lines.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 19, 2018, 06:03:42 AM
I've got a bone to pick with skylan


Damned pigeons
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 19, 2018, 12:04:49 PM
First you age
Then you stoop,
Getting Old
Is pigeon poop.


That's what I know about pigeons. My mother taught me that poem.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 19, 2018, 12:22:32 PM
Aw, Frank's family is growing.  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 19, 2018, 12:31:05 PM
I'm here for a quick win.
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Post by: Laura on May 19, 2018, 12:34:23 PM
Be quick about it, then.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 19, 2018, 03:07:14 PM
Aw, Frank's family is growing.  :)

It was until it had a premature flight
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 19, 2018, 11:13:01 PM
You could have fed it to Pigs.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 20, 2018, 04:05:45 PM
I think I'll take my position on the winner's podium now :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 20, 2018, 04:07:09 PM
I think I will gently shove you off the winner's podium.  :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 20, 2018, 05:33:48 PM
 :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 21, 2018, 01:19:40 AM
You could have fed it to Pigs.

Ewwww
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 21, 2018, 08:23:46 AM
Some dogs steal eggs at the least excuse.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 21, 2018, 02:56:32 PM
There is an old country song about an egg sucking dog. I think it was by Johnny Cash.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 22, 2018, 02:13:43 AM
I'm relaxing on my podium for a few days, go about your business
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 22, 2018, 08:23:09 AM
A few days?  That's ambitious.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 22, 2018, 11:35:50 AM
And inaccurate.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 22, 2018, 12:13:40 PM
A lie, even.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 22, 2018, 02:42:51 PM
That's harsh. She is going to send you one of those flat spider things thru the mail.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 22, 2018, 10:38:40 PM
There will be more then one. I can have them delivered hourly >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 22, 2018, 10:55:56 PM
Do they puff back up when needed?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 22, 2018, 11:11:00 PM
I've spent a lot of time out in the garden today.

Not working, just sitting around reading and periodically moving my chair so as not to get burned to a crisp.

Sorted out some stuff indoors as well, but after a fairly busy weekend and Monday I decided that today was going to be a bit of a rest day.

Spent some time trying to make sense of the laptop, which I have discovered is technically speaking a 'notebook'.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 22, 2018, 11:46:11 PM
Do they puff back up when needed?

No idea, will have to research these little blighters mate.

Nice to have some chill time Gyp
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Post by: Spell Chick on May 23, 2018, 12:04:42 PM
I decided to try plugging the TV into the laptop and using that as my screen and then crossing the room to recliner and using the keyboard there to type.

It worked until the little red line showed up. I could sorta see the TV clear enough but something like "utility" with all the straight letters in a row was difficult to see where the error was. So I tried spell check, but that box so small, I couldn't see that either.

I guess I will either have to move the laptop to me or sit at my desk. Typing from across the room didn't work as well as I had hoped.

I do like going out on the lanai and working there when the weather is right. But that's the whole laptop going and I can still see stuff.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 23, 2018, 01:29:07 PM
I have read about other people using the TV as a large monitor.  Some find it works for them and others don't.  Someone once explained to me that monitors are optimised for text, whereas the TV isn't.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on May 23, 2018, 07:39:59 PM
I have read about other people using the TV as a large monitor.  Some find it works for them and others don't.  Someone once explained to me that monitors are optimised for text, whereas the TV isn't.

you'd have to zoom in ::)

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 24, 2018, 05:49:44 AM
Francis, you have been on that podium altogether too long.  You really deserve a rest, so sling your hook.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 24, 2018, 11:54:40 AM
My TV is to the right of my computer, so it works really well when I want to sit at my desk and have my research material right in front of me and have the text over on the TV. I don't really need to look at either the screen or my fingers as I type so I can keep the research stuff larger and more prominent in front of me and just babble on over there. And from my chair, I can actually read the screen when I'm don't typing for the moment.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 24, 2018, 12:11:23 PM
I can win with far fewer words, Spell.

See?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 24, 2018, 12:18:10 PM
Ditto
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 24, 2018, 02:52:57 PM
I guess brevity is the soul of wit.
I'm soulless.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 25, 2018, 06:06:46 AM
I knew that
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 25, 2018, 11:51:33 AM
Yeah, but I got a nice butt.

Way too many squats.
Yesterday's task was pushing a sled. This is a contraption that doesn't really slide all that well on blacktop or cement, but there we were anyway. The damn thing itself weighs 75 pounds and then has these posts to hold weight plates. 70 more pounds were added - to each side - for a total of 215 pounds.

I did not push that on my own, but with the help of others, for 50 meters at a time. I only did five runs. For some not so odd reason, my calves hurt today.

When it was only 125 pounds, I could push it on my own. I didn't like it, but I could do it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on May 25, 2018, 04:53:26 PM
I should squat more, not that I want a nicer butt.
Our house is going to be mad this weekend. Son is bringing his family over - two crazy little granddaughters. Love em of course but they won't leave me alone. "Teach me the piano", "Show me how to solve your Rubik's Cube","Why are you a vegan?","Teach me to whistle". Ha.
I retaliate.
"Teach me Minecraft","What's a digraph again?", "When are you going home?"
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Post by: Laura on May 26, 2018, 12:02:22 PM
 ;D Sounds like you are in for an exciting and exhausting weekend, Geoff.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 26, 2018, 12:13:52 PM
I have no scheduled visitors, but I do have a birthday party to attend - not for a kid, but still ... there will be people.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 26, 2018, 12:19:33 PM
Oh, the horror!  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 26, 2018, 12:23:08 PM
People are okay.  But I'm glad I'm not one.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 26, 2018, 11:55:04 PM
Me too
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 27, 2018, 01:10:38 PM
People just want me to be able to adult all the time. It's so difficult.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 27, 2018, 01:13:32 PM
People just want me to be able to adult all the time. It's so difficult.

Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.  Some people who were born to be miserable old buggers have trouble accepting this.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 27, 2018, 02:53:04 PM
I so prefer not acting my age.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 27, 2018, 03:46:35 PM
I just act like myself.  Sometimes that's a crabby old git, and sometimes a carefree child.  Generally somewhere in between, but either extreme is acceptable for short sperlls.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 28, 2018, 05:04:18 AM
Good Morning :)
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Post by: Firefly on May 28, 2018, 06:35:26 AM
Hey Sita
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 28, 2018, 11:01:46 AM
I'm here for the win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 28, 2018, 11:22:37 AM
Nobody comes here to lose, do they?  But we all get plenty of practice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 28, 2018, 04:36:23 PM
Survived my version of Hero Workout Murph
Lieutenant Murphy was killed in action. The Navy SEAL was in Afghanistan in 2005 when he died at the age of 29.

My version:
800 meter walk/run
50 ring rows (I can't do pull ups)
100 push ups
150 squats
800 meter walk/run

Thanks, Lt. Murphy. (I'm sorry I whined.)

The real version is twice that and while wearing a weighted vest.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 28, 2018, 05:18:41 PM
Hey Sita

Hi FF. How are you?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on May 28, 2018, 06:59:06 PM
Can I poke my head in for the win too please?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 28, 2018, 11:11:41 PM
You can but not for long Amanda >:D

Good thanks Sita, getting ready for another walkabout mate  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 28, 2018, 11:51:38 PM
I'll grab a quick win before shutting down for the night.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 29, 2018, 12:22:07 AM
Early one tonight mate?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2018, 03:13:08 AM
True.  Would still be asleep if I hadn't woken up needing a drink.  Soon be back in - or at least on - my bed again.

Fizzy spring water with a dash of lime.  A proper thirst quencher.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 29, 2018, 05:17:38 AM
Morning win ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 29, 2018, 10:10:49 AM
Hey Sita.

Love soda and fresh lime. I tend not to drink soft drink unless it has bourbon in it  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 29, 2018, 11:43:12 AM
Ah, so that's what you've got in that water bottle you carry around.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on May 29, 2018, 01:18:13 PM
I'm winning...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2018, 01:19:03 PM
But not for long...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on May 29, 2018, 01:56:21 PM
Ah, so that's what you've got in that water bottle you carry around.

Nah mate, sends the cola flat, it's ok for wine  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 29, 2018, 02:45:17 PM
Yesterday's workout was horrible so today's was a nice respite.

In fact, it was so respiteish that I could actually do it exactly as written.

So that was my real win for the day. I'll just take this one because I can.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on May 29, 2018, 02:47:28 PM
Then I'll take it away because you don't really need it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on May 29, 2018, 03:21:40 PM
I just saw "PG-13; for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture."

Since I haven't seen the movie, now I'll toss and turn all night wondering what the rude gesture is.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on May 29, 2018, 08:48:21 PM
It's the violence that would stop me watching that film... can't stand even fake violence!

Unlike this win... I can stand multiple wins!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on May 29, 2018, 10:12:33 PM
Back up your manuscript. Do it now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 29, 2018, 11:44:12 PM
Did you lose something?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 29, 2018, 11:50:32 PM
Uh-oh.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on May 30, 2018, 04:40:35 AM
Who lost something?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on May 30, 2018, 10:31:57 AM
My mind, but that was tears ago  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on May 30, 2018, 11:44:02 AM
Can someone remind me to never let Steve take the battery out of my lil laptop ever again please?  He's done it twice and both times I've lost all my emails... can't even get into the stupid email programme now even though it was fine last night... the only thing that changed was letting my so-called in-house geek remove the battery without telling me then putting it back in again!   Grrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 30, 2018, 12:13:42 PM
Losing power shouldn't make any program disappear. Get your tame geek to fix it. And if he can't, keep making him fix it for at least an hour or two so he can remember to not break anything again. Experience is the best teacher. Let him have the experience. It's much better than nagging or yelling or anything else. It works best if you can stand over his shoulder and continually sigh and fret and ask "Did you fix it yet?" over and over and over.

This is the psychology of avoidance technique.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on May 30, 2018, 04:13:26 PM
Since everyone is busy, no one will notice me sneaking in and taking the winner's trophy, right? ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on May 30, 2018, 04:52:33 PM
Spell Chick - BTDT in the past with him and he just gets more and more unwilling to fix the problem unfortunately.  It's all sorted now, just waiting for my literally hundreds of thousands of emails to re-download now *sigh*

Sita - not any more!  After another unproductive day (third on the trot) you've got to put up with me until I go to bed tonight lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on May 31, 2018, 12:34:56 AM
And me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on May 31, 2018, 12:17:52 PM
I'm working on a project (a daily thoughts book) and managed to actually glue my butt to the chair yesterday and peck out ten day's worth of thoughts.

I also did laundry.
I made the June decorative thing with the Cricut.
I did the summer tree decoration thing, getting rid of the spring decor.
I made my son's Father's Day shirt.
I made a pork roast dinner.
I made a Walmart run for crap I "needed".

I deserve this win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 01, 2018, 03:06:43 AM
Nope
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 01, 2018, 08:39:56 AM
Sliding slowly under the door to win todays honours
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 01, 2018, 09:18:45 AM
That's what you think old fella
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 01, 2018, 11:41:46 AM
I didn't get nearly as much done yesterday.
I don't really deserve to win today, but I'm taking it anyway.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2018, 11:50:34 AM
But seeing as you say you dion't deserve it...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 01, 2018, 12:09:05 PM
I'll help you with the heavy lifting, Gyppo.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 01, 2018, 01:25:05 PM
So helpful
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2018, 02:54:39 PM
Not much heavy lifting today.  Either metaphorically or in reality.

Alma wore me out yesterday.  Today is a recovery day ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2018, 06:46:44 PM
Looks as if I'm not the only one taking it easy ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 01, 2018, 07:19:34 PM
My days are always full now with preparations for research,writing  and my job. I sit down in front of my laptop in the morning and before I know it, it's time for bed.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 01, 2018, 09:42:30 PM
Bed time soon... managed to study three modules this afternoon after a very looooong module this morning so I deserve the win!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 01, 2018, 09:55:54 PM
What are you studying, if you don't mind saying?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 01, 2018, 11:14:18 PM
Back for another undeserved win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 02, 2018, 04:23:26 AM
I don't know if I deserve it or not but I'll take the win :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 02, 2018, 07:29:02 AM
Everyone's a winner 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 02, 2018, 09:18:10 AM
There's a lot of it about.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 02, 2018, 10:09:15 AM
Gyppo - it's supposed to be a 'diploma in children's studies' but there are frequent case studies with 40-odd year old's in it!!  Last time I looked, this 40 year old wasn't a child!  It said in the introduction that it would be up to 19 year olds which is fair enough, but the two case studies families have involved 7 people and only 2 of 'em were children that were barely mentioned which got reduced to a mentioned-in-passing 3 year old at nursery after the 15 year old ran away.  Tsk!

Still, only 2 more modules to study and a final assessment of the whole course then it's done and dusted!

Mornin' all!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 02, 2018, 11:52:49 AM
I like that a final assessment is actually final.

Whenever someone mails me a "final notice" about extending the warranty of the car I sold six years ago, I know that's just wishful thinking. More final notices will follow. Like the game Final Fantasy. The current edition is Final Fantasy XV, indicating that the previous 14 finals weren't really final after all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 02, 2018, 12:26:29 PM
Utterly true. I get a Final Notice phone call about twice a month about my car's extended warranty. I will they would get to the Final Final Notice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 02, 2018, 12:50:58 PM
The last person to post here wins, but the last person to laugh didn't get the joke. Unless it was one of my jokes. Then it probably wasn't funny.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 02, 2018, 01:01:30 PM
The last person to post here wins, but the last person to laugh didn't get the joke. Unless it was one of my jokes. Then it probably wasn't funny.

The last person to laugh is usually German ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 02, 2018, 01:07:26 PM
 :D

Lotsa fun had by all then?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 02, 2018, 01:14:21 PM
92% on this modules assessment!!!

Celebrating with a J2O, then I'll read the references in module 19 "just in case" after I've had me lunch ready to take the final assessment of the course this afternoon.  If/when I pass it'll be my first ever diploma!!  I've never been thick, despite what my bullies have said in the past, I just haven't been interested in what I've been learning is all!

Anyone going to be around this afternoon if/when I get my final, final score for the entire course?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 02, 2018, 05:51:39 PM
I don't know if I'll be online but all the best for your final assessment :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 02, 2018, 05:56:26 PM
My reading comprehension or else my math was off this morning.

I thought we were doing a 20 minute workout and was all set to be done in twenty minutes. But wait, it wasn't. There were twenty 2.00 rounds for a 40 minute workout.

I was so set to be done in half the time. I swear, they are trying to kill me.

But, hahaha, they didn't and I did the full 40 minutes of crap with my partner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 03, 2018, 03:04:50 AM
Good Morning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 03, 2018, 09:41:41 AM
Good morning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 03, 2018, 11:40:57 AM
Went on a road trip yesterday to see Frankie's dance recital. She personally did hip hop dancing with some gymnastic stuff thrown in and did great. The whole show was wonderful, but those three to four year olds are just too precious.

The theme was Superheroes and the four year olds were dressed in mice tutus and danced to Mighty Mouse. It was adorable.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 03, 2018, 12:13:38 PM
Here they come to save the day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 03, 2018, 12:56:49 PM
I am going to write today. I have a mission to complete.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 03, 2018, 02:27:13 PM
Good for you, Spell. I had an attack of writing the other day. Outlined a new story idea and tweaked an old one.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 03, 2018, 08:41:06 PM
I've done half of what I told myself I would, twice as much as I promised my son I would do. Not sure how this is going to play out.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 05, 2018, 05:48:42 AM
I may write this trip
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 05, 2018, 11:52:25 AM
I got a small bluetooth keyboard which made it possible to really type with my tablet. I didn't have to carry the entire laptop which bothers security at the airports, while my tablet and phone don't. I don't even pretend to understand that.

But it made typing easier without much extra equipment.

Here it is closed with a pen on top for size comparison.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 05, 2018, 11:54:00 AM
Here it is open.

There is a little ledge there that will actually hold my phone, but the tablet is too big. So I just use the tablet case to prop it up in front of the keyboard while I type. It even works on the plane with the little tiny tabletop thing they give you there being enough room.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 06, 2018, 05:31:35 PM
I'll just grab a quick win and leave quietly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 06, 2018, 05:37:54 PM
I didn't have to carry the entire laptop which bothers security at the airports, while my tablet and phone don't. I don't even pretend to understand that.

You can pack more Semtex or whatever destructive medium you choose to use in a laptop.  You can even leave enough working parts in there to demonstrate that it works if the security men ask you to.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 06, 2018, 07:42:14 PM
I didn't have to carry the entire laptop which bothers security at the airports, while my tablet and phone don't. I don't even pretend to understand that.

You can pack more Semtex or whatever destructive medium you choose to use in a laptop.  You can even leave enough working parts on there to demonstrate that it works if the security men ask you to.

That's scary.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 06, 2018, 11:49:39 PM
Can't I put the explosive in something in my suitcase, check the suitcase and then call it midflight and blow us all to kingdom come?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 02:00:57 AM
Sure, but that means letting it out of your sight.  The psychology of a suicide bomber means they need to keep their device close at hand, under their control at times.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 07, 2018, 08:08:00 AM
Good Morning :)

Sure, but that means letting it out of your sight.  The psychology of a suicide bomber means they need to keep their device close at hand, under their control at times.

Oh...That's interesting. So they want whatever thing the explosive is in close?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 08:24:52 AM
Think of it as being like delivering a personal message from A to B.  You could put it in the post, or send it by a trusted courier firm.  But the more hands it passes through the more chance there is of it getting lost, stolen, or damaged.  Better to deal with personally.

But don't think about too much or you'll become paranoid about every nervous passenger on your flight clutching his laptop.

And in case anyone wonders, this conversation isn't helping any 'bad guys', who already know all this stuff and more besides.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 07, 2018, 09:07:01 AM
Hey losers
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 07, 2018, 11:16:32 AM
I'm the winner.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 11:20:22 AM
No 10 E Maw
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 07, 2018, 11:21:00 AM
Well, I was
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 11:28:43 AM
You surely was were, and no doubt will be again at some point.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 07, 2018, 12:05:27 PM
But not at this point.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 07, 2018, 12:14:36 PM
Zacally
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 12:19:25 PM
Sounds like the name for the half-breed - and inevitably rogueish - offspring of  a Greek mother and an Arab father.  Anybody want to take him away and give him a story?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 07, 2018, 02:53:41 PM
Really all I want is to savor my win and a fresh cup of coffee. I'm not all that demanding.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 07, 2018, 10:04:44 PM
Stepping in for a quick win - I give it less than an hour before someone comes and knocks me off the podium though!   :P 
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 07, 2018, 10:21:05 PM
Ten out of ten for deduction ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 08, 2018, 02:45:32 PM
I'm in for the first win of the day... I'll give the celebrations half an hour before I'm knocked off this time  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2018, 03:00:01 PM
Not even that long, Maid ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 08, 2018, 03:03:19 PM
If you're currently online, Gyp, I give it 5 mins this time lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2018, 03:07:05 PM
Really?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 08, 2018, 03:34:36 PM
This'll be my last win until I've passed the assessment as long as I'm allowed more than one attempt at it when I inevitably get failed on my first attempt!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 08, 2018, 11:31:01 PM
It was hours and hours.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 08, 2018, 11:36:02 PM
Not so long this time though ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on June 09, 2018, 07:04:57 AM
Picking My Air conditioner up Sunday 8)

Pigs will be super happy??
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 09, 2018, 01:46:26 PM
who wouldn't be happy? AC is the best invention ever.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 09, 2018, 04:49:39 PM
Here's an AC (Cobra of that ilk) and it certainly provides plenty of fresh air.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 09, 2018, 05:23:41 PM
Quickly coasting in for the win... hope I didn't break the door on the way in!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 10, 2018, 01:14:45 PM
What the hell happened to the door?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 10, 2018, 02:00:09 PM
I wondered that myself. Shall we just put up a beaded curtain to replace it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2018, 02:22:52 PM
With a padded door frame?  Just in case?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 10, 2018, 02:25:28 PM
I was a typical woman driver in Patrick twice last week... shouldn't be let out on me own if it involves any kind of doorway  lol  Knowing my luck a tyre would get caught around one of the beaded bits and I'd break that too.  Best to double the width of all doorways when I'm around in him!  lol  I'd get a wheel caught in the padding too Gyppo!  lol

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2018, 02:31:55 PM
So the only real answer then is something like a Star Trek 'tractor beam' which will 'lock on' to Patrick and guide him safely though the door before releasing him back onto Amanda (manual) control again ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 10, 2018, 03:25:31 PM
Where's the fun in that though?  It makes everyone laugh at my cruddy steering which lightens the mood in the shop for a while afterwards!  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 10, 2018, 04:22:19 PM
I didn't say it was the best answer, did I?  I said it was the real answer, and reality is often over-rated ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 10, 2018, 04:34:58 PM
Good lord. Who brought in all these construction workers and can they please take off their shirts?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 10, 2018, 07:41:57 PM
I want some of whatever Spell's having!   ;D

I've decided 2 things in the last half hour - first is that I'm going to set the virus scan going on Thursday nights instead of Friday mornings now that all my email is being stored on my hard drive so it'll take forever to go through the literally hundreds of thousands of emails each week.  Yep, totally serious.  Second is that I'm going to write a 2k word early reader as soon as I've taken our senior pup for her walk tomorrow 'cos I didn't manage it today after all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 11, 2018, 09:12:16 AM
I'm just here for the win
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 11, 2018, 11:50:01 AM
Why in the name of all that's holy are you storing hundreds of thousands of emails?


I got ten "thoughts" written yesterday so that I can take some time away and get packed and set up for writing on the road without the laptop.

I will gather the parts I need from the internet, set it up in a separate file on my tablet, and should in theory be able to add the text as I have time and desire - even while flying. At least that's the theory. We'll see how it works in practice.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 11, 2018, 12:12:55 PM
I often wonder that meself, Spell!  I'm downloading messages from Feb 2012 atm  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 11, 2018, 12:18:55 PM
For what purpose?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 11, 2018, 07:04:37 PM
To help my memory... I've deleted 50,000 of 'em this afternoon though and I'll try and remember to delete more tomorrow too 'cos I really don't need getting on for 200,000 emails dating back to 2010  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 12, 2018, 11:56:10 AM
Do you save paper correspondence like this?
I have exactly zero emails from 2010.

I have zero from 2015.

I might have a couple from 2017.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 12, 2018, 02:33:00 PM
That's why I'm going on a deleting spree... and claiming this win lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 12, 2018, 03:05:53 PM
I'm deleting your win, so there.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 12, 2018, 04:45:13 PM
Likewise ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 12, 2018, 10:16:25 PM
One more workout and two more sleeps before Sistercation.


I know you are all excited.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 12, 2018, 11:51:09 PM
Both sisters able to go after Steves set back mate?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 13, 2018, 09:01:03 AM
Didn't need to download 50k emails after all... it was a single one causing the problem and since deleting that one they are all speeding down!!  Tsk!

I get the first win of the morning though!  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 13, 2018, 11:45:23 AM
Both sisters able to go after Steves set back mate?

We were, but aren't now.
I have promised to still get on the plane.

It doesn't seem nearly as fun.

On the bright side, things didn't go completely to shit while we were both on a plane or while she was 2000 miles away. So there is that to be thankful for.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on June 14, 2018, 02:26:19 AM
Poor steve :o

Hope he'll get better
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 14, 2018, 07:24:26 AM
Good Morning :)

Who is Steve and what happened?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 14, 2018, 12:53:04 PM
Steve is my brother in law, married to my baby sister.

He had a heart attack and two weeks later he had a stroke.
 
The Echocardiogram wasn't very enlightening. Still no root cause for the stroke.
Other that all that crap, he is doing pretty good.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 14, 2018, 01:41:40 PM
Oh no... :( 
Hope he gets better soon, SpellChick.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 14, 2018, 01:47:23 PM
That goes for me too, SpellChick!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on June 14, 2018, 03:06:48 PM
Me, too. This is enough of that nonsense.

The Harley is collecting dust.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 14, 2018, 05:16:56 PM
As long as the Harley is stored somewhere safe, dust can easily be wiped off   ;)  Maybe decorate it with helium balloons and fake spiders webs ready for when he leaves hospital?   ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 15, 2018, 07:36:18 AM
Good Afternoon Everyone  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 15, 2018, 09:40:15 AM
Still morning here, Sita.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 15, 2018, 11:27:22 AM
Must be a trend. It's morning here, too.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 15, 2018, 03:50:50 PM
It's the afternoon now!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 15, 2018, 06:02:13 PM
It happens every day.  Time moves on.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 15, 2018, 11:36:35 PM
Morning here as well. Have you lot ventured to the dark side?  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 15, 2018, 11:58:50 PM
This is the Dark Side!  Well, for another four and a half hours or so
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 16, 2018, 01:09:59 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

We have a lovely day but it does look cold out there
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 16, 2018, 03:21:52 AM
The Dark Side has cookies.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 16, 2018, 03:30:51 AM
We have biscuits, slices and cake. Come on over  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 16, 2018, 08:56:48 AM
I have trees to check out and water, and a bookcase to continue renovating.  The cake and cookies can wait a while.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 16, 2018, 01:25:24 PM
I have grocery shopping and gardening in my immediate future. Ought to work up a good appetite for all those sweets.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 16, 2018, 02:25:03 PM
I have a shopping list. Half the stuff is north of here, and half is south of here. What an exciting day it promises to be.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 16, 2018, 04:34:06 PM
I've got an evening of surveys waiting for me, alongside this win!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 17, 2018, 02:24:00 PM
Time for a change of regime.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 17, 2018, 02:57:08 PM
Quite!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 17, 2018, 03:31:41 PM
Happy Father's Day to all those forgotten fathers
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 17, 2018, 05:37:53 PM
Good Night Everyone :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 17, 2018, 08:12:35 PM
I'm off to bed for a rare early night... see you all tomorrow!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 17, 2018, 10:30:11 PM
I'm up, winning and have coffee
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 17, 2018, 11:37:50 PM
Off to bed soon so I thought I may as well catch a win, however fleeting it may be.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 17, 2018, 11:42:32 PM
Night Gyp
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 18, 2018, 02:19:14 AM
Night Fly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 18, 2018, 02:44:31 AM
Good night, John Boy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 18, 2018, 05:21:23 AM
At last, they are all asleep
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2018, 07:36:45 AM
Not any more ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 18, 2018, 07:53:48 AM
Geez man, you are like me now  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 18, 2018, 08:20:35 AM
Six hours straight without stirring.  Look out, World ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 18, 2018, 12:18:09 PM
*world shudders
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 18, 2018, 04:58:26 PM
Our weekly grocery slot is 6-7pm on a Monday evening.

It's not even 5pm and the shopping has just come to the door then looked offended when I said we couldn't take it in until 6pm!

I'm winning for the moment in here though!  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on June 18, 2018, 06:34:33 PM
Achoo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 19, 2018, 04:47:38 AM
FRANCIS!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 19, 2018, 06:34:33 AM
A win in the morning is really nice :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 19, 2018, 06:56:56 AM
Not bad in the arvo either
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 19, 2018, 07:39:09 AM
Hi FF. How are you?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 19, 2018, 12:14:58 PM
Shh. She must have fallen asleep.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 19, 2018, 01:02:08 PM
Nope still up

Hi Sita  ;D

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 19, 2018, 11:44:06 PM
I forget that you never sleep, you just spend the daylight hours in your coffin.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 20, 2018, 07:24:09 AM
Nope still up

Hi Sita  ;D



Hi... :)
What time is it where you live?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 20, 2018, 08:20:51 AM
Can't speak for The Fly, but its 8:20 in the morning here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 20, 2018, 01:01:01 PM
If I tell you what time it is here, and then you read it a few hours later. won't that just get confusing? But then again, I don't need the Internet to be confusing. Or confused.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 21, 2018, 12:10:23 AM
True Mike

Here right now, its 9.10 am

That may change  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 21, 2018, 12:23:21 AM
Here right now, its 9.10 am

That may change  ::)

It would be more disturbing if it didn't ;-)  We'd have to wonder if you were throwing the magic boomerang that made time stand still.

Hey, what would have happened if that thing got stuck in a tree?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 21, 2018, 12:36:56 AM
Woldn't you have to throw the tree to set thing right?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 21, 2018, 12:38:17 AM
The drop bears do that
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 21, 2018, 05:29:17 AM
Three cheers for the drop bears.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 21, 2018, 08:55:31 AM
They love a good cheer too
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 21, 2018, 12:18:26 PM
What do they eat? Tourists?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 21, 2018, 09:52:14 PM
Only Americans
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 21, 2018, 10:05:16 PM
There's no accounting for taste.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 22, 2018, 12:38:43 AM
I would never say that out loud  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 22, 2018, 11:29:52 AM
I say "that" out loud pretty often!   :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 22, 2018, 12:31:49 PM
You devil you
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 22, 2018, 12:50:02 PM
Yep!  lol  It was just waiting for me to come along and say it!   :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 22, 2018, 01:23:45 PM
The Devil made her do it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NASl_Qy2sc
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 23, 2018, 02:43:34 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 23, 2018, 07:53:13 AM
Last Again 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 23, 2018, 12:47:36 PM
Only for five likkle hours, Dwin!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 23, 2018, 04:49:33 PM
I've heard several stories lately about people being injured by hot dogs fired from cannons at baseball games. The hot dogs are always wrapped in something, like foil or duct tape. I take this to mean that an unwrapped hot dog will break up. Do you realize what this means?! Somewhere, someone is paying engineers to fire hot dogs from cannons!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 23, 2018, 07:24:29 PM
When dogs are hot they can get angry and nippy though!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 24, 2018, 12:25:45 AM
You guys are on fire!!   ;D ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 24, 2018, 10:03:43 AM
When the French built their high speed train they simulated bird strikes on the windscreen as part of the testing programme.  To do this they fired chickens from a compressed air powered cannon at a suitably mounted windscreen and just toughened it up until it was safe.

British engineers, not to be outdone, and like most engineers preferring to gather their own data, did the same for our High Speed Train project.  They created a wonderful cannon where they could launch chickens at any speed up to about 200 mph.

They did the full 'crash test dummy' job with dummy drivers etc, and a hefty wooden backstop just in case.

On the first test the chicken smashed through the glass, through the dummy, through the backstop and out through the hangar wall.  Fortunately without hitting anyone.

To rule out the possibility of defective glass they replaced the windscreen and tried again, with identical results.  Even at lower velocities the damage was still extensive.

After a while they consulted their French counterparts, because engineers are engineers whatever their nationality and they all enjoy a mystery.

The French studied the British results, pondered for a while, and then, knowing the Brits, asked what to them was the obvious question.

"Mes Amis, were your chickens still frozen?"

===
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 24, 2018, 12:49:37 PM
Is there a special Junior Member dance I need to learn now?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 24, 2018, 01:36:57 PM
I don't think so.  But I wouldn't pour it past the female Mods to dream up something as a kind of ceremonial humiliation/initiation.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 24, 2018, 05:59:02 PM
I think I'll do a victory dance since I'm winning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 24, 2018, 07:56:44 PM
Only for a couple of hours, Sita!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 25, 2018, 01:53:35 AM
G-string bar dance Michael,  your shout
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on June 25, 2018, 04:59:53 AM
It's morning and I'm winning again  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 25, 2018, 07:10:09 AM
Not for long  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 25, 2018, 07:24:11 AM
Nope losers
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 25, 2018, 07:32:30 AM
I'm back 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2018, 08:05:32 AM
You were.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 25, 2018, 09:14:09 AM
Again  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2018, 11:36:23 AM
Persistence is a laudable trait.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 25, 2018, 11:59:26 AM
How about stubbornness?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 25, 2018, 12:05:06 PM
Never try to outstubborn a cat.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on June 25, 2018, 01:55:14 PM
Or me!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 25, 2018, 09:06:59 PM
Amateurs
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 25, 2018, 09:54:46 PM
There's a lot of it about.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on June 26, 2018, 04:57:20 AM
It hasn't gone unnoticed
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on June 26, 2018, 08:23:43 AM
Not long now until you head out for the empty spaces and big night time sky, Fly.

"May your campfire light easily, burn brightly, and your wheels roll well."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on June 26, 2018, 12:12:30 PM
And may the mosquito's not bite.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dwin on June 27, 2018, 12:49:58 PM
Hmmm... no one else here?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 27, 2018, 01:56:32 PM
The last person to lurk here without posting does not win.
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Post by: Laura on June 27, 2018, 07:27:45 PM
True that.
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Post by: Firefly on June 27, 2018, 10:05:40 PM
Never been much of a lurker
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Post by: Amanda on June 28, 2018, 09:46:49 AM
Me either, FF!
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 28, 2018, 12:10:32 PM
You never know when or where I'm lurking.  8)
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Post by: sitalakshmi on June 28, 2018, 01:28:41 PM
Winning feels really great ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on June 28, 2018, 08:13:28 PM
Indeed it does.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on June 29, 2018, 07:22:35 AM
Good Morning :)
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Post by: Amanda on June 29, 2018, 10:41:04 AM
Cruising in for the win
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Post by: Vienna on June 29, 2018, 10:49:06 AM
then cruise out again Amanda, I am here to take my rightful place as the deserved winner  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on June 29, 2018, 02:06:27 PM
It's been a while since I graced the podium. I'm gracing now.
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Post by: Vienna on June 29, 2018, 03:07:00 PM
Ha, then just grace right outta here Spell and give me that Gold Medal please, or I will take cash, plenty of cash.
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Post by: Amanda on June 29, 2018, 04:39:44 PM
Back on the podium again!
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Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2018, 04:45:53 PM
You were ;-)
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Post by: Laura on June 29, 2018, 07:23:29 PM
She was?
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Post by: Spell Chick on June 29, 2018, 07:31:37 PM
It's been a while since I graced the podium. I'm gracing now.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on June 29, 2018, 11:03:29 PM
Fgtyhjokhtesfk
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Post by: Gyppo on June 29, 2018, 11:50:00 PM
That looked like something rude in either Dutch or Welsh.  Probably too short to be Welsh.
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Post by: Amanda on June 30, 2018, 09:28:03 AM
I'm back again!
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Post by: Laura on June 30, 2018, 12:54:54 PM
Me, too!

Happy Saturday, everyone. Got some exciting plans?
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Post by: Gyppo on June 30, 2018, 01:18:41 PM
Too hot to do exciting, so why bother planning?
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Post by: Amanda on June 30, 2018, 01:35:56 PM
I'm just gonna sit here reading a child psychology book on my Kindle while claiming my spot back on the podium again and again!
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Post by: Gyppo on June 30, 2018, 01:48:15 PM
Sounds like a good plan for a hot day.
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Post by: Laura on June 30, 2018, 06:22:39 PM
Throw in a bowl of cold watermelon and it does sound lovely.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 01, 2018, 03:02:59 PM
Its cold and rainy here so I think I'll relax on the podium with a cup of coffee and a warm blanket  ;D
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Post by: Laura on July 02, 2018, 01:57:55 AM
To each his own.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 02, 2018, 03:15:18 AM
Everything’s better with a buttered crumpet.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 02, 2018, 08:15:47 AM
In theory I'd agree, but in practice riding a motorbike and eating buttered crumpets at the same time probably wouldn't wok out too well.
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Post by: Amanda on July 02, 2018, 09:24:08 AM
Except if you were sitting behind the person "driving" (can't think of a better word) and your helmet didn't cover your face!
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Post by: Dwin on July 02, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
Back again, got to agree that eating buttered crumpets on the back of a motorbike is an art form all of its own.
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Post by: Laura on July 03, 2018, 12:10:12 AM
Just one question. What's a crumpet?
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Post by: Gyppo on July 03, 2018, 01:47:53 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crumpet
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Post by: Dwin on July 03, 2018, 12:04:09 PM
Back again, looking for a bit of crumpet ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 03, 2018, 02:16:25 PM
Wish I still had that seaside postcard someone sent me years ago.  Imagine two old men looking through a cafe window where a shapely young waitress in a short and frilly dress is clearing the tables.  On the window a sign proclaims, 'Tea and Crumpet.
 Two Shillings'.

"Here, Bert.  I wonder if the tea's any good?"

Postcards like that were part of my youth.  I still find it vaguely incomprehensible that some people found them offensive.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 03, 2018, 04:40:07 PM
I home and have time to spend on my own again. I'm back for the win!!!!

I will have to leave soon to get my retina ogled. I can't wait for the neon yellow pee.

At least it is cloudy today, so I shouldn't be overloaded with sunshine on the way home.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 03, 2018, 10:46:22 PM
I used to play the triangle in a reggae band but left because it was just one ting after another.
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Post by: Laura on July 04, 2018, 01:17:01 PM
Oh, that's a groaner Michael.  :D
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 04, 2018, 01:55:45 PM
Hey, it's a gift.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 04, 2018, 01:56:27 PM
I came, I saw, I conquered.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 04, 2018, 02:00:25 PM
I have been to the mountaintop.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 04, 2018, 02:14:40 PM
I came down with stone tablets.


Good thing I work out.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2018, 02:28:40 PM
Bet they were a bugger to swallow.

Most people have at least one commandment which sticks in their throat
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Post by: geoffnelder on July 04, 2018, 08:46:12 PM
I overslept this morning. Didn't shave or breakfast to get to doc's 20 mins late for appointment. When my name was called, she apologised for her list running 25 mins late :)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 04, 2018, 09:02:48 PM
Your sig-file looks like a an insult to a duck ;-)

webbie
twitt
face
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 04, 2018, 09:39:56 PM
Post!
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Post by: Laura on July 05, 2018, 02:23:36 AM
Post-post! (As opposed to a pre-post.)
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 05, 2018, 12:20:41 PM
I'm heading back to the gym today after a three week hiatus. I hope I can still move later today - and tomorrow and the next day.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 05, 2018, 12:22:15 PM
Good Evening :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 05, 2018, 02:36:49 PM
I survived the gym today and the workout wasn't too bad. I did end up doing 45 burpees along with assorted other crap. I hope that wasn't too much and I can still walk later.
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Post by: Mastafrank on July 05, 2018, 07:32:42 PM
Im melting
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Post by: Gyppo on July 05, 2018, 08:30:07 PM
You're lucky.  I've already melted and am now beginning to evaporate.  (It's hotter this evening at half past eight than it was at noon.
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Post by: Firefly on July 06, 2018, 06:31:19 AM
I'm winning
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 06, 2018, 07:11:55 AM
No you are not :P
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Post by: Laura on July 06, 2018, 12:02:55 PM
She often gets that one wrong.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 06, 2018, 12:12:26 PM
I'm still able to walk so I think I will go back to the gym and fix that.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 06, 2018, 01:23:28 PM
I'm still able to walk so I think I'll walk to the coffeemaker and refill my cup now.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 06, 2018, 01:26:56 PM
Bonus post. Full member status celebratory post. I shall celebrate with coffee.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 06, 2018, 05:20:52 PM
Still walking. But now I'm cooking dinner, although not very diligently.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 07, 2018, 08:02:32 AM
Another day. Another win :)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 07, 2018, 10:21:03 AM
Glad to hear it.
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Post by: Laura on July 07, 2018, 12:06:16 PM
Looks to be a rainy Saturday in store for me. How are things for everyone else?
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 08, 2018, 12:35:22 PM
Today is Sunday and I'm travelling to Frankie's belated birthday party. She went to Florida for her birthday and I was in Arizona then, so we are going to get together today. I love four hours in the car. I will keep repeating that until I believe it.
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Post by: Laura on July 08, 2018, 12:49:02 PM
Four hours one way, or is that round trip?

Happy belated birthday to Frankie!
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 08, 2018, 01:48:43 PM
Round trip.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 08, 2018, 06:23:22 PM
Good Night Everyone :)
Who's Frankie?
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Post by: Laura on July 09, 2018, 12:04:59 PM
Frankie is Spell Chick's granddaughter.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 09, 2018, 12:07:17 PM
She turned nine and wanted art supplies.

We got two adult coloring books and a set of 120 colored pencils and a set of 160 gel pens.
She should be set with those for a while.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 09, 2018, 12:46:40 PM
She must be really good at art :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 09, 2018, 02:42:27 PM
She draws like a nine year old hahahaha

But now she has better tools to draw like a nine year old.
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Post by: Laura on July 10, 2018, 11:15:08 AM
Tools matter.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 10, 2018, 11:53:14 AM
Men don't like to hear that.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 12, 2018, 02:35:00 PM
I'm back for another win :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 12, 2018, 02:41:29 PM
I found an early picture of Laura on the interwebs.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 14, 2018, 07:22:58 PM
Hi Everyone...
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 14, 2018, 10:53:05 PM
Hi, Loser
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 15, 2018, 02:52:51 AM
I'm winning  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 15, 2018, 01:06:54 PM
Ah, that fleeting moment of glory.
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Post by: Laura on July 15, 2018, 01:16:31 PM
Yes, how was it for you?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 15, 2018, 01:41:17 PM
A win is always nice :D
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Post by: Laura on July 15, 2018, 01:57:03 PM
Isn't it?
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 15, 2018, 02:40:37 PM
I think so.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 15, 2018, 05:07:36 PM
We all enjoy a win.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 16, 2018, 02:51:32 PM
I certainly do.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 17, 2018, 02:41:07 PM
Me too ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 17, 2018, 02:54:13 PM
We have so much in common.
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Post by: MichaelEdits.com on July 17, 2018, 10:22:40 PM
Winning isn't everything, but losing really sux.
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Post by: Laura on July 18, 2018, 12:00:59 PM
Winning is definitely preferable.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 18, 2018, 12:54:54 PM
I agree.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 18, 2018, 02:26:59 PM
What an agreeable bunch we are ;-)
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Post by: Amanda on July 18, 2018, 05:08:57 PM
No we're not, Gyppo!   :P
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 19, 2018, 12:22:25 PM
Quick win before the gym. My alarm just went off to get me away from here.
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Post by: Laura on July 20, 2018, 12:08:40 PM
Now I can finally sneak in and take over.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 20, 2018, 12:11:42 PM
That worked really well.
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Post by: Amanda on July 21, 2018, 12:26:41 PM
Cruising in for the win
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 21, 2018, 03:05:23 PM
You can just cruise back out.
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Post by: Amanda on July 21, 2018, 05:08:45 PM
After you, I insist!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2018, 06:44:48 PM
Okay.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 21, 2018, 08:19:11 PM
Guess I'm winning now ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2018, 10:10:21 PM
You were, but you went away and left your post unguarded.
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Post by: Laura on July 21, 2018, 11:09:37 PM
I may slip away, but I'm gonna leave booby traps.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 21, 2018, 11:19:30 PM
That makes it more interesting ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 22, 2018, 12:38:50 PM
Who put mouse traps in the ficus?
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Post by: Amanda on July 22, 2018, 02:41:10 PM
That'd be me   :P
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Post by: Laura on July 23, 2018, 12:03:16 PM
That's enough of that, Amanda.
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Post by: Spell Chick on July 23, 2018, 12:36:16 PM
The ficus really is looking a bit shabby. Have you been watering it with coffee? It makes them a bit jittery.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 23, 2018, 03:30:19 PM
Looks like no one's guarding the winner's trophy. I'll just sneak in and steal it ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on July 23, 2018, 05:03:16 PM
"Time's up."
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Post by: Amanda on July 23, 2018, 05:19:41 PM
Too right.  Time for you to scoot over Gyppo!
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Post by: Gyppo on July 23, 2018, 05:53:28 PM
Thwacking back as soon as I reach the end of the bungee cord ;-)
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Post by: Amanda on July 23, 2018, 05:59:00 PM
I'm back again, sowwy!
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 24, 2018, 06:05:01 PM
I'm back too ;D
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Post by: Laura on July 24, 2018, 06:28:14 PM
Look, I have today's shift. You all can take it tomorrow. Of course tomorrow when I come back I will still have today's shift. Ponder that one.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 24, 2018, 09:10:54 PM
To ponder is to delay, to prevaricate, to  procrastinate.  To act is to win.

I win.
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Post by: Laura on July 25, 2018, 12:08:55 PM
Sorry, Gyppo. I have today's shift. Come back tomorrow.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 25, 2018, 12:46:27 PM
Not sure I can wait that long.
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Post by: Laura on July 26, 2018, 11:29:49 PM
Neither can I.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 27, 2018, 02:33:15 PM
I'm too impatient to wait so I'll take that win now.
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Post by: Laura on July 28, 2018, 12:05:02 PM
Unfortunately for you, I"m awake now.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 28, 2018, 01:36:15 PM
There's a lot of it about.
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Post by: Amanda on July 28, 2018, 06:48:31 PM
Sliding in for the win again   8)
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Post by: Gyppo on July 28, 2018, 06:52:23 PM
Gyppo opens the opposite door to come in, and steps aside as Amanda slides straight across and out again.

Don't you just love it when the timing works out perfectly?
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Post by: Laura on July 29, 2018, 01:11:10 PM
I do. That's why I waited for Gyppo to fall asleep in the corner hammock before I crawled in through the window for the win.
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Post by: Gyppo on July 29, 2018, 01:23:34 PM
But I sensed your presence and woke up again.
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Post by: Laura on July 29, 2018, 05:45:29 PM
So, you're saying I'm sensible?
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Post by: Gyppo on July 29, 2018, 06:10:00 PM
"No comment."
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Post by: Laura on July 30, 2018, 12:01:20 PM
 ::)
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Post by: sitalakshmi on July 30, 2018, 12:11:01 PM
I'm back for the win ;D
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Post by: Amanda on July 31, 2018, 11:03:51 AM
I'm wide awake and buzzing from my first ever mug and a half of ground coffee, so I'm grabbing the podium right now!
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Post by: Laura on July 31, 2018, 11:49:01 AM
Pace yourself, Amanda.
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Post by: Sunny on August 01, 2018, 01:50:00 PM
First to post in August - 'bout time I win  :D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 01, 2018, 02:05:30 PM
Where've you been hiding?
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Post by: Demmy on August 02, 2018, 11:08:33 AM
I'm so sorry I was on MWC and thought I had won  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 02, 2018, 11:27:11 AM
Nothing lasts for ever.  (Except, theoretically, irradiated cabbage.)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on August 02, 2018, 11:58:55 AM
I've got some pickled beets that have been in the pantry since the dawn of time. add those to the forever list.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 02, 2018, 12:14:31 PM
I don't like beets or cabbages but I do like to win ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 02, 2018, 11:35:37 PM
Well, you've had a fair run at it.
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Post by: Laura on August 03, 2018, 11:49:42 PM
Is it fair, though? I thought it was pretty sneaky.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 04, 2018, 04:41:12 AM
I'll just sneak in for another win ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 04, 2018, 10:03:56 AM
And now you can sneak back out again ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on August 04, 2018, 12:34:24 PM
Lot's of sneaking going on around here.  >:(
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Post by: Gyppo on August 04, 2018, 12:42:40 PM
Indeed there is.  Sneaky bunch of sneakers, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on August 04, 2018, 12:49:56 PM
The sneakiest. Instead of hipsters, they are sneaksters.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 04, 2018, 04:24:53 PM
Sounds better than being a 'baby boomer' any day.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on August 05, 2018, 12:49:04 PM
Just call me winner.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 05, 2018, 02:46:41 PM
Oh, there are other people out there after all.  I was beginning to wonder.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on August 05, 2018, 02:54:22 PM
Sneaking in for the win!
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Post by: Firefly on August 05, 2018, 03:33:44 PM
Good for you
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Post by: Gyppo on August 05, 2018, 04:12:29 PM
Bloody hell, they even let the "Overlanders' in now ;-)

Did you find some unsecured broadband, or is walkabout over?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 05, 2018, 07:48:56 PM
I'm back home now and can win and win and win again and again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Amanda on August 05, 2018, 09:06:06 PM
Not while I'm around you can't, Spell Chick!   :P  lol
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 05, 2018, 10:01:59 PM
"Times up!"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on August 05, 2018, 10:41:01 PM
Logically, I have to lose again and again, too, in order to be able to win repeatedly. Otherwise I would just win. Period. And y'all just don't let me do that.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 05, 2018, 11:04:04 PM
True.
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Post by: Laura on August 06, 2018, 02:29:35 AM
Bedtime here. Save my seat until morning?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on August 06, 2018, 03:52:11 AM
Bloody hell, they even let the "Overlanders' in now ;-)

Did you find some unsecured broadband, or is walkabout over?

Winding home now, stealing bits as we go  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 06, 2018, 10:10:05 AM
One a rogue, always a rogue ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 06, 2018, 12:04:24 PM
If they don't put a password on it, they are begging to share.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 06, 2018, 04:35:01 PM
Laziness I suspect in most cases.

Or an irrational fear that if they use a password people will discover it and then use their internet, coupled with the equally illogical theory that if they don't use a password no-one will notice they're there and thus leave then alone.  The same mentality that doesn't lock their doors because they don't think they have anything worth stealing.
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 06, 2018, 08:31:04 PM
I'm bound to lose.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 06, 2018, 09:09:16 PM
Correct.
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 06, 2018, 09:23:23 PM
On the other hand...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 06, 2018, 10:21:56 PM
...you probably have an equal mumber of fingers, barring accidents or polydactylism.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on August 06, 2018, 11:15:37 PM
And yet, we keep trying.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on August 06, 2018, 11:54:19 PM
Ah yes.  Persistence.  Seen as a virtue in ourselves but often just a bloody nuisance in others who 'don't know when to quit'.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 07, 2018, 03:15:24 PM
I've come back for another win because I'm persistent ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 07, 2018, 04:15:43 PM
You certainly are.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 07, 2018, 04:58:01 PM
Not that it does any damn good, tho.
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Post by: Laura on August 07, 2018, 06:17:37 PM
I'm feeling damn good, at the moment.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 07, 2018, 06:48:15 PM
Congratulations.  Then you won't mind if I push you off the podium?  Gently of course.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 08, 2018, 01:32:17 PM
I tried to nudge gently and you didn't even budge. So I shoved and took control of the podium. I work out.



Yesterday I got a 112 pound back squat which is, overall, a light weight, but it is more than four times my early back squat goal of 27 pounds before I turned sixty. So ... I'm getting better.
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Post by: Laura on August 09, 2018, 11:59:16 AM
Good for you, Spell. Maybe you should go work out right now.
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Post by: Amanda on August 09, 2018, 02:16:08 PM
While you're all working out, I'll creep in for the win again!
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 09, 2018, 04:52:22 PM
Nice try
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Post by: Gyppo on August 09, 2018, 08:55:34 PM
Ditto
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 09, 2018, 11:33:58 PM
Thanks
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Post by: Laura on August 10, 2018, 12:14:43 AM
You're welcome.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 10, 2018, 02:41:41 PM
My performance at the gym simply sucked today. So I will win here. Something which takes very little skill.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 10, 2018, 03:30:45 PM
It also doesn't last very long.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 10, 2018, 05:39:20 PM
The glory is fleeting, that's for sure.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 10, 2018, 06:00:47 PM
Diametrically opposed to eternal.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 10, 2018, 11:34:22 PM
The struggle seems to be eternal.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 11, 2018, 04:12:50 AM
Frankie is Spell Chick's granddaughter.

Not to be confused with I
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Post by: Gyppo on August 11, 2018, 06:25:20 AM
Or indeed 'Pope Francis', who made a brief appearance a while back at the old place , and someone called Derpington ;-)
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Post by: Laura on August 11, 2018, 12:41:53 PM
We do have a lot of Frankies around, don't we?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 11, 2018, 12:54:05 PM
Correct. She is Francesca Rose or Chetchie (she named herself that as a baby when she couldn't say Francesca) or Bear or Bug or any other number of sweet girl names.
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Post by: Laura on August 11, 2018, 12:57:08 PM
What a lovely name. Chetchie isn't bad, either.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 11, 2018, 12:58:30 PM
She is a lovely kid. I hope that sticks around and she turns into a lovely adult, too.
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Post by: Laura on August 11, 2018, 01:05:14 PM
Well, she's off to a good start and has some wonderful role models in her life.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 12, 2018, 12:40:00 PM
I have a shirt here for her that she needs because she is doing an event next Saturday. I guess I'm going to have to mail it to her rather than drive the four hour round trip.
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Post by: Laura on August 12, 2018, 01:00:31 PM
You go on to the post office and mail it. I'll hang out here.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 12, 2018, 01:09:17 PM
Your post office is open on Sundays?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 12, 2018, 04:54:32 PM
Since everyone appears to be busy, I'll quietly sneak in and steal a win ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 12, 2018, 05:09:36 PM
But Sita then sneaked back out and left it unguarded ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 12, 2018, 11:16:15 PM
She is like a wraith appearing only for an instant.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 13, 2018, 12:09:53 AM
But at least she doesn't portend bad events like the appearance of a Banshee.
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Post by: Laura on August 13, 2018, 12:11:05 PM
You called?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 13, 2018, 12:16:07 PM
Hello Ms Banshee.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 14, 2018, 05:31:27 PM
I'm back again ;D
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Post by: Laura on August 15, 2018, 12:24:11 AM
Again?
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Post by: Gyppo on August 15, 2018, 09:53:24 AM
Again, again, again...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hNEsPIS5Y4
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 15, 2018, 12:44:29 PM
and the beat goes on
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Post by: Gyppo on August 15, 2018, 01:51:05 PM
Until a comet or some other intergalactic battering ram drops the curtain for the last time.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 15, 2018, 03:44:11 PM
As the world explodes and disperses throughout space, vaporizing or hurtling willy nilly across vast chasms of nothingness, there is always and forever that nagging earworm playing on and on and on.
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Post by: Laura on August 15, 2018, 06:41:51 PM
On and on?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs069dndIYk

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Post by: Firefly on August 16, 2018, 03:56:02 AM
I'm back, bugger off
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 16, 2018, 08:05:10 AM
Hi FF. How was your vacation?
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Post by: Laura on August 16, 2018, 11:59:23 AM
And more importantly, WHAT DID YOU BRING US??
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Post by: Gyppo on August 16, 2018, 12:16:50 PM
Probably belts made from plaited snakes, still alive.  Plus a crocodile with a handle glued to its back pretending to be a handbag.  And maybe a lucky dip bag filled with venomous spiders.

But no 'Drop-Bears'.  They tend to keep them for themselves as door security.
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Post by: Laura on August 16, 2018, 07:18:29 PM
Come to think of it, I don't really want a souvenir form Linda's walkabout...
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Post by: Gyppo on August 16, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
Wise decision.
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Post by: Firefly on August 17, 2018, 04:42:09 AM
Hi Sita, pretty good thanks mate

Laura I sent you a pic of your gift and you sounded somewhat ungrateful
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 17, 2018, 11:51:33 AM
That flat spider the size of a platter was so nice.
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Post by: Laura on August 17, 2018, 12:12:57 PM
At least yours was flattened, Spell.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 17, 2018, 03:29:42 PM
Did you get a puffy hairy one?
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Post by: Laura on August 18, 2018, 12:09:56 PM
Did you?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 18, 2018, 12:25:45 PM
I got nothing!
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Post by: Firefly on August 19, 2018, 01:44:21 AM
Maybe you are both too naughty, unlike saintly me  ::)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 19, 2018, 08:56:16 AM
But maybe with one sharpened edge on your halo.  Just in case.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 19, 2018, 12:50:39 PM
That's not a halo, it's half a set of handcuffs.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 19, 2018, 01:36:12 PM
Are you saying our resident  'convict has a very narrow head?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 20, 2018, 01:30:39 AM
Sure

why not


i live half a world away


i'm safe
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Post by: Firefly on August 20, 2018, 03:47:00 AM
I know people who know people
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Post by: Gyppo on August 20, 2018, 07:05:27 AM
Beware of wandering Aussies with big rucksacks, big boots, and corks around their hat brim.  The Sons of Warrigal get everywhere.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 20, 2018, 11:29:33 AM
I have my own people. I'm going to just take the chance.  ;D :o 8)
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Post by: Laura on August 20, 2018, 11:37:35 PM
Aw, I think I could take on FF in a scuffle. All things being equal, that is. If she's hiding weaponized spiders in her bustle I'm outa here.
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Post by: Firefly on August 20, 2018, 11:51:01 PM
Looks like we best be getting that jelly pool back in action Gyp
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Post by: Laura on August 21, 2018, 12:18:08 PM
Raspberry or grape?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 21, 2018, 12:18:49 PM
My Dick and I are off to gym in a few minutes. Just a quick win here, first. Thank goodness he isn't the one pregnant.
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Post by: Laura on August 22, 2018, 12:08:00 PM
Um...
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 22, 2018, 12:19:08 PM
So distracted by your win you couldn't even form a sentence?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 22, 2018, 01:47:08 PM
Hi Everyone :)
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Post by: Gyppo on August 22, 2018, 02:10:19 PM
There's nobody fleeter than our fly-by Sita ;-)
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Post by: Vienna on August 22, 2018, 03:18:59 PM
make way Gyppo, let the dog see the rabbit eh? I guess I am the winner, no competition these days eh......where's my prize then?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 22, 2018, 03:39:37 PM
A huge flood consumed almost all of Kerala, India. Thankfully my house is in one of the few areas that escaped the worst. The water level here is down now and electricity is back.
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 22, 2018, 04:04:22 PM
Glad you are all right after the floods. I used to teach in England about the Indian subcontinent and its monsoons, but mainly about the devastating flood up north especially Bangladesh. Kerala we knew as the richest state per capita and the most educated. Now it's wet as well!
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 22, 2018, 04:10:16 PM
This is the first time something on this scale has happened. The daily news is heart breaking. People  have lost everything overnight.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 22, 2018, 06:15:23 PM
This is a time when you will see human nature at its best.  The strength of the human spirit in adversity never ceases to amaze me.

Best wishes to you and yours
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 22, 2018, 11:04:12 PM
I wish all of you the very best and hope for a speedier reconstruction than we can manage over here.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 23, 2018, 07:01:21 AM
When I see the aftereffects of the flood it almost feels like a miracle that me and my family are fine with nothing lost.
Some places are already on the mend but others...Even new houses were soaked and there's no hope of fixing them. There's a disaster relief fund and already there are lots of people contributing.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 23, 2018, 11:58:16 AM
People are amazing, especially in a catastrophe.
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Post by: Laura on August 23, 2018, 12:08:23 PM
Oh, Sita! I saw footage of the flooding on the news and didn't realize it was in your area. So glad you and your family are okay and I do hope recovery is as quick as possible for those who lost so much. Were any of your students affected ?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 23, 2018, 03:18:22 PM
Most of my students are fine. When the college repoens, I am thinking of offering financial aid for the ones most affected and also in the places I volunteer(Literacy Program) several students lost their books. If they do not get replacements for free I will definitely pay for them.

Thank you all for the kind words :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 23, 2018, 10:31:15 PM
It's not nice to mess with Mother Nature. She is one big badass.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 23, 2018, 10:49:07 PM
Very true.  Heat, cold, water, wind, earthquake, landslide.  Whenever she decides to let rip she doesn't mess around, does she?
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Post by: Firefly on August 23, 2018, 11:19:10 PM
So sorry to hear this Sita. I know how much damage can be done by water, we have floods here a lot. Glad you are all safe and good on you for wanting to get in there and help out mate.  :-*
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 24, 2018, 03:59:35 PM
The least I can do is help out my students. The one thing that sickens me though is seeing all the political agendas and corruption during times like these.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 24, 2018, 10:56:46 PM
That seems to be Standard Operating Procedure throughout the world.
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Post by: Firefly on August 25, 2018, 01:40:10 AM
Yes it does. No longer do ANY of our governments do a thing for the people of their own country. All about gaining brownie points elsewhere. It can't go on much longer before the people rise up
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 25, 2018, 12:19:31 PM
Our officials seem to be ruled by kick backs and pay offs and any money they can get from anywhere regardless of the anything.
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Post by: Firefly on August 25, 2018, 10:59:31 PM
All tarred with the same brush Spell.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 25, 2018, 11:00:22 PM
How did we get to this state of affairs?
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Post by: Firefly on August 25, 2018, 11:01:06 PM
Trust mate, now we have to get out of it for our kids sake
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Post by: Laura on August 26, 2018, 12:51:05 PM
Can I finish this cup of coffee first?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 26, 2018, 12:55:48 PM
Just one? Would you like another?
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Post by: Laura on August 26, 2018, 01:15:41 PM
Way ahead of you, Spell. Considering a third at this point.
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Post by: geoffnelder on August 26, 2018, 08:25:42 PM
Too late for coffee - I'd not get to sleep in four hours time.
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Post by: Firefly on August 27, 2018, 02:18:00 AM
Well I have time for another before the witching hour
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Post by: Laura on August 27, 2018, 11:57:06 AM
Isn't every hour the witching hour for you?
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 27, 2018, 11:58:43 AM
You better hope her broom doesn't have overdrive. She might get to you before you can safely flee.
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 27, 2018, 11:59:04 PM
Excellent weekend listening to the likes of Michael Jackson,Rolling stones,and Pink Floyd...

Not bad for the first ever nostalgia fest 8)

The crowd was super chill,they were nice enough to leave behind

 brand new lawnchairs :D
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Post by: Gyppo on August 28, 2018, 09:06:08 AM
There's a man in this estate who I've known for about thirty years.  We're friendly enough, and talk when we meet at the shops or elsewhere.  He's a shy and somewhat diffident chap, definitely an introvert.  But, like a lot of us, he can talk up a storm when he gets going on his specialist subjects.  We have a shared interest in writing.

Yesterday I discovered he's a Jehova's Witness, and that was only because his wife, who is clearly a bit more evangelical than him, told me, and asked if I was interested in talking about The Bible.  I told her not really, that I live a largely secular life.  I didn't want to trouble them with being an Odinist and stuff like that.  Religion is a private business unless you choose to make an issue of it.

I borrowed one of Mum's lines.  "I haven't got to my age without forming definite opinions and ideas of my own, but I prefer not to discuss them.  My ways aren't your ways."

She shot back a classical open ended question, "What do you mean by our ways?"

Matey shot her a look and she subsided a bit.  "I'm just trying to understand."

"Let it go." He advised gently.

"Okay."

So we went back to general chat about life and mutual aquaintances.

But think about this....  Thirty years and never once a hint of his being a Witness.  That's the kind of Witness I approve of.  Solid in their own beliefs, but not driven to force it on others.

When I think back over my life I've known, and worked with, several like this who were happy to accept the "We'll be fine as long as you don't 'God' me."   All decent lads and lasses who seemed much happier than the door-knocker brigade everyone knows.

Gyppo

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Post by: Spell Chick on August 28, 2018, 12:04:54 PM
SHE is the Jehovah's Witness. He is the husband who goes along for most of the ride.

At least, that's how I would interpret this.

When you left, you should have said, "I need to hurry home. It's time to sacrifice that goat."
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Post by: Gyppo on August 28, 2018, 03:26:19 PM
Thirty years ago I would have been tempted, just for the hell of it ;-)  But now I tend to think 'Each to his own' as long as they don't actively interfere with me.

One of my oldest friends is a pagan and he still actively goes out of his way to bait and torment Christians.  I've never really understood why. 
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Post by: Firefly on August 28, 2018, 11:51:57 PM
They seem to have slowed down on their door knocking. Maybe they have me on the no go list too.
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Post by: Laura on August 29, 2018, 02:39:37 AM
I suspect you're on a lot of lists.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on August 29, 2018, 02:53:09 AM
Good Morning Everyone  :)
Have a nice day.
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Post by: Firefly on August 29, 2018, 03:43:35 AM
Hi Sita

I suspect you're on a lot of lists.

Der!!
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Post by: Mastafrank on August 29, 2018, 05:19:05 AM
Not on my list :o
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Post by: Gyppo on August 29, 2018, 09:24:34 AM
Do you 'list' to port or starboard when drunk?  Most people lean one way or the other.  I believe the tendency is to follow your dominant eye.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 29, 2018, 12:08:05 PM
I have never been drunk, does that mean I'm not on any lists?
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Post by: Laura on August 29, 2018, 12:16:46 PM
Probably not on any wild party guest lists.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 29, 2018, 12:21:26 PM
not even when I was young

le sigh
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Post by: Gyppo on August 29, 2018, 01:14:52 PM
Looking back to those days...  You probably didn't miss much.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 29, 2018, 03:00:26 PM
I suppose. I'm really not very pro party.
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Post by: Laura on August 30, 2018, 12:08:33 PM
Perhaps neither of you have been to a really, really good party.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 30, 2018, 12:09:08 PM
That is probably really, really true.

I never go anywhere.
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Post by: Gyppo on August 30, 2018, 12:27:33 PM
Perhaps neither of you have been to a really, really good party.

Maybe it's just because I rarely like people en masse.   But the party where I launched a firework rocket up the house-owner's chimney from the fireplace  and blew soot all over his living room carpet was pretty good ;-)

I was the only one left in the room by the time the fuse had had burned through to ignition.  It made one hell of a racket as it coursed up the chimney.

Some parties are good.
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Post by: DGSquared on August 30, 2018, 06:31:44 PM
Perhaps neither of you have been to a really, really good party.

Maybe it's just because I rarely like people en masse.   But the party where i launched a firework rocket up the house-owners chimney from the fireplace  and blew soot all over his living room carpet was pretty good ;-)

I was the only one left in the room by the time the fuse had had burned through to ignition.  It made one hell of a racket as it coursed up the chimney.

Some parties are good.
I'm sure I would have had fun at that party.

Drunk with winning, wining, whining, whinging . . . oh fahgetaboutit ! Gimme some wine. Er. . .win!
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Post by: Laura on August 30, 2018, 11:53:08 PM
Hey, let's have a party now.
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Post by: Spell Chick on August 31, 2018, 12:18:55 PM
You hosting?
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Post by: Firefly on September 01, 2018, 12:27:46 AM
I'm winning
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Post by: DGSquared on September 01, 2018, 01:39:11 AM
That was the quickest party in history.
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Post by: Firefly on September 01, 2018, 03:24:50 AM
Need someone dancing on the bar mate
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Post by: Gyppo on September 01, 2018, 07:37:58 AM
It's been a long time since that happened here.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 01, 2018, 03:57:48 PM
No one really wants to see me dancing on the bar.

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Post by: Gyppo on September 01, 2018, 04:20:32 PM
If Insomnio (Frogg) was around she'd dance on the bar and play the violin.
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Post by: Laura on September 02, 2018, 12:40:33 AM
Isn't it a bit slippery up there, what with all the spilled drinks?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 02, 2018, 02:15:03 AM
Good Morning :)
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Post by: Firefly on September 02, 2018, 06:23:37 AM
Hi Sita
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Post by: Gyppo on September 02, 2018, 08:06:08 AM
Isn't it a bit slippery up there, what with all the spilled drinks?

What spilled drinks?  Hardly anyone drinks in here any more.  Not like the old days in the old place.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI3Bcgh4Jko
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Post by: Laura on September 02, 2018, 01:43:52 PM
Perhaps you haven't popped in after hours?
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 02, 2018, 03:53:06 PM
After whose hours?
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Post by: Gyppo on September 02, 2018, 06:30:32 PM
Even Bones has been taking a break, for a motorbike tour.

Left click to enlarge.

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Post by: Firefly on September 03, 2018, 12:13:19 AM
Always travels with his pussy old Bones
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Post by: Gyppo on September 03, 2018, 09:02:08 AM
He needed a break from his over attentive stalker.  He has a private old-fashioned backroom behind the bar, but he couldn't even sit and watch his ancient black and white TV without her gazing adoringly at him.  Shakira, his lady skeleton 'friend,' wasn't very understanding either.  She accused him of 'encouraging that fleshy slut who's always hanging around.'

Left click to enlarge.
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Post by: Firefly on September 03, 2018, 09:26:47 AM
Must be Shakiras imagination mate, don't know why she would thinks such a thing
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 03, 2018, 12:45:10 PM
Not really sure how wild this party got.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 03, 2018, 06:14:48 PM
Well, they are no doubt all male relatives of Bones.
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Post by: Firefly on September 04, 2018, 12:53:53 AM
Bones always was a tart
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Post by: DGSquared on September 04, 2018, 01:59:33 AM
I must say those shades look nice.
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Post by: Firefly on September 04, 2018, 02:25:04 AM
Now I have to read back  :o
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 04, 2018, 05:05:17 AM
Damn I missed it
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Post by: Firefly on September 04, 2018, 06:22:37 AM
You are way too slow
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 04, 2018, 12:00:42 PM
Life just goes zooming by.
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Post by: Laura on September 04, 2018, 12:14:38 PM
Zoom, zoom.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 04, 2018, 01:19:46 PM
Less zoom and more gloom when you're waiting on parcels to arrive ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 04, 2018, 02:59:45 PM
Back from the gym and I got eight, count them, eight double unders in a row.

A few weeks, three was my max. Now, eight.
And on the next try, I got seven in a row before missing and then the last three together as well.

I might have figured this crap out.
I don't know why anyone would ever want to, but I've done it.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 04, 2018, 04:34:29 PM
I need to find a decent gym with efficient classes. Walking the hill isn't cutting it anymore.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 05, 2018, 11:44:28 AM
Hi Everyone :)
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 05, 2018, 12:22:48 PM
Hi sita.

Deb, I know people think I'm a bit looney for the whole CrossFit thing, but I've gotten more agile, less fall overy, stronger, faster, and more confident with it. The workouts are varied and everyone can have a scaled version of whatever the hell is on the whiteboard. It has been an amazing journey, not without tears, but with lots of reasons to rejoice.

I recommend it highly, not because we need to lift weights, but because accomplishing new things is the most satisfying part of a well lived life.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 05, 2018, 05:24:28 PM
...but because accomplishing new things is the most satisfying part of a well lived life.

I am trying to reassure myself on this very point as I try, and so far fail gloriously, to fit a new CD/DVD read/write drive into my Frankenstein's Monster of a computer.

I'll get it in there eventually, but for now I've re-plugged various the cables which make up the Squid Poorn normally concealed inside the case and gone back to the old system because I need a working computer.

Why don't they make bendy drive cases so you can wriggle them in past all the other clutter inside and then click them into place.  Once the damned thing's in place there'll be stacks of room.

Time for some online research I think.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 05, 2018, 05:52:20 PM
Well...While everyone is busy I'll just grab a win and run ;D
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Post by: DGSquared on September 06, 2018, 11:05:07 AM
Hi sita.

Deb, I know people think I'm a bit looney for the whole CrossFit thing, but I've gotten more agile, less fall overy, stronger, faster, and more confident with it. The workouts are varied and everyone can have a scaled version of whatever the hell is on the whiteboard. It has been an amazing journey, not without tears, but with lots of reasons to rejoice.

I recommend it highly, not because we need to lift weights, but because accomplishing new things is the most satisfying part of a well lived life.

Thanks Patti, I was thinking about asking how it's working for you. I appreciate the recommendation.

Oh, and we don't think you're any loonier than the rest of us. "A bit" may be an understatement.  ;D

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Post by: Spell Chick on September 06, 2018, 12:04:51 PM
And here I am again, pre-gym, stealing the win, running away (slowly) and waving the trophy overhead like a Valkyrie warrior entering Valhalla.
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Post by: Laura on September 06, 2018, 12:05:41 PM
I've already finished my run so I have plenty of time to win before heading to work.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 06, 2018, 12:07:56 PM
Damn, you got me.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 06, 2018, 02:41:49 PM
Odin would surely approve.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 06, 2018, 02:56:00 PM
And I would be honored.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 06, 2018, 03:22:57 PM
I'll take Thor's hammer, just not on my thumb.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 06, 2018, 05:09:59 PM
I would prefer a lightning bolt to control
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Post by: DGSquared on September 06, 2018, 08:38:19 PM
My second official post as a Hero member here. Post 501.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on September 07, 2018, 12:23:57 AM
Congratulations on your hero status, Deb.  The homeless man you bought a coat for would agree ;-)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 07, 2018, 08:22:26 AM
It was hardly heroic, but thank you, Gyppo.

Sorry, now I have to scoot you over so I can wear the crown for a minute.  :D
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 07, 2018, 12:02:31 PM
Looks like it lasted for more than a minute.
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Post by: Laura on September 07, 2018, 12:06:59 PM
As did yours.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 07, 2018, 05:38:02 PM
Looks like I'm winning now  :)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 07, 2018, 06:23:52 PM
But appearances can be deceptive ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 08, 2018, 12:29:41 PM
And we are to the weekend which means nothing to retired people. They are all weekends of one sort or another. But I do appreciate those FICA people.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 09, 2018, 02:14:22 PM
I love the weekends. I need a break from the crazy kids now and then. l  love them but I'll probably lose my mind if I had to deal with them everyday  ;D
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Post by: Laura on September 09, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
Hey, Spell Chick. I see from the weather forecast that you guys in the Carolina's may be in for a bumpy ride with our friend Florence. What's it look like for your area?
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 10, 2018, 01:46:58 AM
I'll send her a canoe 8)
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 10, 2018, 06:43:31 AM
Stay safe, SpellChick.
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Post by: Firefly on September 10, 2018, 07:45:36 AM
Might take some of the boring out of that retirement mate
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Post by: Gyppo on September 10, 2018, 07:57:15 AM
Can't you just picture Patti and Dick riding through the sky on a whirlwind, astride a matching pair of Alligators, singing Somewhere over the rainbow?  Hotly pursued by a copyright lawyer riding a somewhat appropriate swamp rat, threatening to sue them for an unauthorised public performance.

No?  Can't picture it? 

Shame on you.  A writer should be able to imagine at least three impossible things before breakfast ;-)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 10, 2018, 10:04:24 AM
Just think of all the impossible possibilities.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 10, 2018, 12:03:28 PM
We hope it veers off, but we are ready for a smaller hurricane and have an invitation to stay elsewhere for a big one. So, I guess I'm ready.

Still, I like my roof attached to my house with all the shingles and whatnot. So I would rather not participate.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 10, 2018, 01:14:13 PM
I can hear the patter of the keys now.

Dear Weather gods,

I thank you for your gracious invitation to the latest in The Grand Series of Global Weather Events, but I am both unwilling and unable to attend.  I am giving you a suitable clear period of notice so expect you to leave my property undamaged.  If you do not avail yourself of this warning then be assured I will pursue you through the courts to recover any and all damages and costs arising.

Please note I have taken out the extra insurance to cover the 'alligator in flooded kitchen' option.


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Post by: Spell Chick on September 10, 2018, 02:59:46 PM
So far the storm seems to be heading a bit more north of us, heading more for the north part of South Carolina or the south part of North Carolina. I live in central coastal South Carolina. We would still get winds and rain, but not the brunt of the storm. I'm willing to let others have a go at that. But I would prefer the whole thing die out in the ocean itself.

IF there are any alligators in my kitchen, I'm calling FF to come and take of that. She likes danger.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 10, 2018, 03:32:32 PM
She won't come unless the alligator's on fire.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 10, 2018, 09:39:34 PM
I can arrange that.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 11, 2018, 06:05:59 AM
Imagine that 911 call.

"911, what is your emergency?"

"I'd like to report an alligator on fire."

"I'm sorry, could you repeat that please?"

"Yes. There is an alligator on fire, in my kitchen."

"Is it a cooking fire? Were you cooking the alligator ma'am?"

"No, it came in my kitchen on the tides of the storm, so I lit it on fire to get the fire department here!"

"Oh! Okay, um, what is your address?"
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Post by: Firefly on September 11, 2018, 06:37:32 AM
 ;D ;D

We had a call one night and the print out said horse alight. Naturally we thought it was a typo but it was a horse alight.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2018, 08:50:26 AM
Poor bloody horse.

The New Forest firefighters were called out to rescue a wild pony stuck inside a small caravan.  The van was being used as a hay store.  The pony found the side door open, got in, made the right angled turn and couldn't get out again.

The rescue crew ended up cutting the end wall off the van, at which point the pony casually stepped out and wandered away after being 'detained' long enough for the on-call vet to check it over.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 11, 2018, 09:40:11 AM

I hope the pony had its fill of hay before it left.


;D ;D

We had a call one night and the print out said horse alight. Naturally we thought it was a typo but it was a horse alight.
That's terrible! How does that happen? Was someone arrested?
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2018, 09:48:43 AM
I want to think it was someone trying to get rid of a dead horse.  If someone torched a live one I hope they were caught and severely punished.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 11, 2018, 10:08:36 AM
Okay, scorching a dead horse.  That's a scenario I could grasp, barely.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2018, 11:25:21 AM
Putting on my writer's hat I can imagine a scenario where someone drives into a horse on a quiet countryside road and kills it.  He's about to do a runner when he realises there may be traces from his car left on the dead horse.  Just as there are traces of horse on his car.  The latter can be resolved 'well enough' at a self service car wash.  But if the horse owner wants to make a major fuss they could possibly find some clues about his car.  Factory standard paint fragments can be surprisingly informative if the police choose to seriously test them.

So he takes out the spare can of petrol, splashes it over the impact area on the horse, where he does indeed see paint traces, and over the owner's brand if it's visible.  Then he sets it alight, probably scorching his eyebrows in the process, and drives away.  If anyone reports it the fire hose pressure would clear away even more evidence.

Plausible, isn't it?  Especially in an age when people see forensic evidence closing all kinds of cases on television programmes.

Gyppo
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Post by: DGSquared on September 11, 2018, 11:57:11 AM
I would say, "Only in America" but it doesn't sound all that far fetched for any place on the globe. Scary, huh?
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 11, 2018, 03:24:02 PM
Dick is mowing the lawn so when it rains a lot, the grass is freshly mowed and can grow to its little heart's content.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 11, 2018, 03:32:46 PM
The grass opposite is starting to look nice again after the previous long dry spell reduced it to a dusty patch of arid brown rattling stalks, so it's probably only a matter of days before the council send their murderer around again with his mower to scalp it.  Probably before the week is finished.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 11, 2018, 05:59:50 PM
We are getting ready to have the house power washed by God. Pretty impressive when that happens.

We were here less than a year when a Cat 2 hurricane hit land in North Charleston. I actually live in North Charleston, but it is a sprawling suburban city covering lots of square miles. I looked it up and it is 76.6 square miles.

We sat on our lanai and watched the trees fall over with big whooomp sounds.

What we are told can still happen here is a Tropical Storm which is much less than a Cat 2 hurricane. We are staying here for now and hopefully throughout this mess.

I could use some good juju for the electricity gods.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 12, 2018, 08:49:40 AM
Sending Patti good juju for the gods of shock!
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Post by: Laura on September 12, 2018, 12:17:16 PM
Keep us posted, Spell. Florence looks to be a real bitch.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 12, 2018, 01:18:54 PM
I'm doing laundry. Dick is going golfing. Regular Wednesday stuff.
No gym tomorrow because they closed the place. Not sure if I will make up a workout for myself or not. I have the equipment here, if I want to do that.

Nervous, but that's almost a constant condition for me. So I guess, things are normal here.

I am cooking up a huge batch of chicken so we have food to eat if we lose power.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 12, 2018, 03:40:29 PM
There's something almost superstitious about this.  "Lets sacrifice a few chickens to appease the weather gods."
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 12, 2018, 06:36:21 PM
Hope you stay safe SpellChick. Keep us posted.
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Post by: Firefly on September 13, 2018, 05:25:15 AM

 ;D ;D

We had a call one night and the print out said horse alight. Naturally we thought it was a typo but it was a horse alight.
That's terrible! How does that happen? Was someone arrested?
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I want to think it was someone trying to get rid of a dead horse.  If someone torched a live one I hope they were caught and severely punished.

The horse was dead and the owner suitably dodgy. It was the third fire on that block, the two prior were houses so when the print out read horse, you can understand us thinking a typo.  ;D

Middle of winter, covered the dead horse in dead wet tree branches and torched it in the middle of town, no brains, happy with out them. The two house fires were arson as well.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 13, 2018, 08:28:49 AM
You know what they say, "No brains, no headaches."
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Post by: Gyppo on September 13, 2018, 09:05:20 AM
I'm glad it wasn't alive.

Years back, before the drink driving laws and the national speed limit, there were some truly desperate and reckless buggers living out in The Forest.  The kind who truly believed they were safe to drive even when they could hardly stand, especially on roads they'd 'known for years' and would quite often run into horses on the unfenced forest roads.  Particularly at night.  The forest ponies are generally dark and, like the drunk drivers, generally not too smart.

If the car was still driveable and the horse was dead they'd just carry on home and pretend it hadn't happened.  There was usually someone to beat out the dent without asking awkward questions.

But, oddly enough, if the pony was only damaged these same careless buggers would often stop at a phonebox and make an slurred anonymous call to report the injured animal and its approximate whereabouts so someone would take care of it.

Human nature is a weird thing.

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The main roads through The New Forest are now fenced, but on the lesser roads through the open heath the ponies still just amble across as it pleases them, or lurch out of roadside ditches where they've been having a drink or hiding in the shadows on a blazing hot day, and sprint across in front of you like kids playing chicken.  Even at law abiding speeds they can still catch you out.

Occasionally, when the ground is really soggy from weeks of rain, a pregnant mare will choose to lie down on the comparatively dry road and give birth.  I've seen this myself three times.  Sometimes people will just wait, and if they know what they're doing even help her.  Others will try to drive by on the soggy verge, get stuck, and spin the wheels until they've dug an inescapable trench.  It's a grand day when you can see one of the wonders of nature and a prime example of human stupidity both within a few yards of each other.

I'm glad to report that plenty of people will park up, switch on their hazards, and flag down the more impatient road users.  In these days of mobile phones the locals will often phone one of the Agisters, who have a watching brief over the free roaming horses and other cattle.  They usually turn out pretty quickly and take care of things.

Until then you may well see a twelve year old 'pony girl' with her bicycle casually thrown aside, or her pony just loafing around nearby, taking charge and barking out orders like a sergeant major to a bunch of bewildered and worried tourists.  Who, generally speaking, will gladly accept her local authority.   Fascinating to see.

Mother and foal soon get off the road once she's delivered.

But occasionally it can still go spectacularly and horribly wrong when someone is driving like a lunatic.

Here's a link about the Verderers and Agisters.  It's a medieval authority which still works well in the 21st century.

https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-6a4kq7
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 13, 2018, 03:29:48 PM
I have no horse stories nor drunk driving stories.

I just came to win and look at that. I did.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 13, 2018, 03:43:41 PM
If Gyppo were bald he'd resemble Steve Earl :P

He Played the entire copper head road album 8)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 13, 2018, 08:36:12 PM
A fine album.  What's your favourite track(s).
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 14, 2018, 02:59:24 AM
Good Morning Everyone :)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 14, 2018, 09:47:10 AM
Gyppo, why is it called, The New Forest?
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Post by: Gyppo on September 14, 2018, 11:01:07 AM
Because about 900 years ago it was.  The trees, heath, ponds, bogs,and rivers had been there long before that. But that was when it was declared as a Royal Hunting Forest, and the king of the time being particularly unimaginative it was simply The New Forest as opposed to even older hunting preserves.

Here's a quote from the shiny new National Parks website.

'Although it is called the ‘New’ Forest, it is in fact anything but new! It got its name around 1079 in William the Conqueror’s time, but the Forest’s history stretches back further; it was once known by the Saxon name ‘Ytene’, meaning land of the Jutes.'
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Post by: DGSquared on September 14, 2018, 11:20:23 AM
I hope I'll be able to make it over there some day. I'd probably do touristy things like tour castles. I'd definitely try to meet some of my friends across the pond. 

For now, I'm Queen and unlike that king, I have imagination. :D
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 14, 2018, 03:55:37 PM
Hey Princess, get off my throne.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 14, 2018, 08:07:10 PM
Tut tut.


Crown please. :D
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 15, 2018, 05:47:15 AM
The Crown is mine now ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on September 15, 2018, 06:05:16 AM
I am quite happy to reign for a while without a crown, although a Druidic headband made from twisted ivy and oak leaves wouldn't look wrong and would sit easily enough ;-)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 15, 2018, 08:28:08 AM
I'd take a halo but I hardly deserve one.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 15, 2018, 12:19:04 PM
It might look nice with those devil's horns.
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Post by: Laura on September 15, 2018, 01:01:15 PM
Won't it?
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 15, 2018, 05:29:06 PM
A fine album.  What's your favourite track(s).

Copperhead road  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on September 15, 2018, 05:40:44 PM
A good arse-kicking tune, Frank ;-)

I quite like The Devil's Right Hand too.
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 15, 2018, 06:02:05 PM
Lots of great tunes :D

At least you were wise enough to to marry 7 times :o
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Post by: Gyppo on September 15, 2018, 06:06:53 PM
Bloody hell ;-)  You call that wise?
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Post by: DGSquared on September 16, 2018, 06:22:51 AM
My sister married five times. To be fair, she married her first husband twice. She's stuck with the last guy she married because they tattooed their wedding bands on to their ring fingers.

 
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 16, 2018, 01:02:35 PM
My sister married the same guy twice, too. What the hell?
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Post by: Gyppo on September 16, 2018, 01:15:42 PM
One of my uncles married the same woman twice, and no-one else in the family could ever understand why he even married her once.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 16, 2018, 01:42:49 PM
That's pretty funny, Gyppo. I don't understand why my sister's ex married her twice. He had to know she was a sociopath. Then again, it took me 40 years to figure it out.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 16, 2018, 09:48:34 PM
I'm still on my starter marriage. I miss all the fun.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 16, 2018, 10:39:01 PM
Me too, Patti. My first and last.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 16, 2018, 10:49:29 PM
I nearly got married a second time, to a different lady, but it was not to be.  Overall it was for the best.  We were a pair of loners whose orbits touched for a while.  A season in the sun, but not a lifetime.
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Post by: Laura on September 17, 2018, 01:44:41 AM
One is enough for me.
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Post by: Firefly on September 17, 2018, 03:38:36 AM
I've never fallen for that trick
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Post by: Mastafrank on September 17, 2018, 06:00:03 AM
Bloody hell ;-)  You call that wise?

Whooops :o
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Post by: DGSquared on September 17, 2018, 07:39:43 AM
I've never fallen for that trick

What trick, whose trick?
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 17, 2018, 12:08:45 PM
I think FF is telling us she is an old maid.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 17, 2018, 01:31:35 PM
 :o What? She's living in sin?  :P    :D    Well, that's what the Bible thumpers call it. What do they know? They elected Trump.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 17, 2018, 03:07:45 PM
Before my younger son's divorce, his soon to be ex-wife changed her name on Facebook, back to her maiden name.
At the same time, my older son's live-in partner changed her name on Facebook to his.

My married son was married to a woman who, during their marriage, lived with three other guys. Now that she is divorced, she is living with her mom and stepdad. I don't understand any of this really. I know alcohol is a terrible thing in the wrong hands and I know some people can reasonably drink without problems. It's all a crapshoot.

Me and my Dick seem to be in this for the long haul, but it's only been 45 years so far, so it may be just a passing fancy.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 17, 2018, 06:21:29 PM
You never know.  The novelty might wear off ;-)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 18, 2018, 01:01:16 AM
Sad but true, Patti. Alcohol made my mom abandon her three kids. My brother was only two!

You never know.  The novelty might wear off ;-)


I doubt they'll ever get over each other's fancy, Gyppo. ;)

 
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Post by: Firefly on September 18, 2018, 01:05:58 AM
Well I'm no bible thumper but living a good life is something I do believe in, marriage isn't part of that.

I have been engaged a few times, the last time the fiance said if I wouldn't marry him he was leaving. Hell we had only been engaged 10 years, I thought this bloke is crowding me so I took him up on his offer to vacate the building.  ;D
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Post by: DGSquared on September 18, 2018, 02:01:46 AM
I saw one of my favorite comedians, Jim Jefferies, from your neck of the woods, Linda, get into it with a religious person who tried to tell Jim that he couldn't possibly be moral, if he didn't believe in the Bible.


Of all the shite! Jim argued the point, perfectly. ;)



Well I'm no bible thumper but living a good life is something I do believe in, marriage isn't part of that.

I have been engaged a few times, the last time the fiance said if I wouldn't marry him he was leaving. Hell we had only been engaged 10 years, I thought this bloke is crowding me so I took him up on his offer to vacate the building.  ;D

Good on you. You've got bigger balls than most men I know. And you know I mean that in the most complementary way.  ;)
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Post by: Firefly on September 18, 2018, 02:08:34 AM
 ;D ;D

Endings are never easy but hell, that was one big bullet I dodged there.

Getting too old for all that crap now mate, just want to find me a verandah and sit and rock, with a shot gun on my knee of course but that is highly illegal here in Oz.  ;)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 18, 2018, 10:37:02 AM
Getting too old for all that crap now mate, just want to find me a verandah and sit and rock, with a shot gun on my knee of course but that is highly illegal here in Oz.  ;)

Cut a bit off both ends (neatly) and make it into a shot pistol.  That's usually illegal too, but if you're going to break one law you may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

Get it down to about twelve inches overall and perhaps wrap some grippy tape around what's left of the pistol grip so it doesn't jump out of your hands.  Avoid the tape if possible, that stuff buggers up fingerprints but it's a sod for holding DNA traces.

It should fit nicely into your old lady's knitting bag, which is a perfectly acceptable thing to have on your lap whilst rocking.

If you get in trouble with the law tell them The Devil made you do it ;-)
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 18, 2018, 02:58:33 PM
All this talk of violence and I'm such a calm and forgiving person. I may be getting the vapors.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 18, 2018, 03:14:01 PM
I love that saying, "____ the vapors."

It always makes me laugh, until you have to explain it to someone who says, "Oh, you mean, embarrassed?"
No! I don't mean, embarrassed.

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Post by: Gyppo on September 18, 2018, 03:47:20 PM
We may spell it with what you would consider a spurious 'u' but English Gentlewomen have been known to suffer from the vapours for years.  They usually get over it - or even avoid it completely -  pretty damned quick if there's no men around to see them and offer comfort, so it appears to be a 'social skill' or affectation rather than a physical imperative.

But by all means feel free to swoon if you like.  I like that word just for the sound of it.  It even has a slow 'trailing off' quality to it, like someone gently and slowly collapsing.  Faint sounds far more abrupt.  Any references to a sudden swoon, whilst sonically alliterative, don't ring true to my ear and fail to elicit the right mental image.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 18, 2018, 04:44:57 PM
I read somewhere that a lot of "the vapors" was due to lots of too tight corsets. So maybe women just unlaced when there were no men around and they could actually breathe again.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 18, 2018, 05:04:27 PM
Definitely plausible.
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Post by: Firefly on September 18, 2018, 11:45:54 PM
I am a fainter but only when I go to the dentist  ;D ;D

Out cold in the seat one day while she was in my gob, they went into overdrive when they realised. Got out of the chair another time and walked to the desk to pay and woke up on the floor.

Always managed to sit to avoid fainting prior to that one though
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Post by: Gyppo on September 19, 2018, 12:13:54 AM
One of Mum's workmates in The Land Army was a fainter.  A strapping great big lass as strong as any man.  Biceps like a buck navvy.  But occasionally she'd just say "Catch me, someone" in a faint little voice and just collapse backwards.  And she always fell straight back at full length, rigid, with no buckling at the knees or waist.

The first time Mum saw this happen she had no idea what was going on and the big lass hit the ground like a felled tree.  A couple of minutes later she'd be back on her feet and working like a Trojan again.

Perhaps just as well they didn't have chainsaws on the forestry jobs, and she wasn't allowed to work in the sawmill in case she fell onto anything sharp or spinning.

Mum said that after a while they got to know the warning signs.  Her eyes would go blank, if you could see them,  and she'd wipe her hand across her eyes briefly before going down.

I suspect it may have been a case of narcolepsy, because I worked with an old man with this condition and we all became quite adept at catching him.  I caught him one day as he started to fall back on the steps leading up to the shop, so I poked him in the belly, ducked, and folded him across my shoulder before carrying him up the remaining steps to the shop and sitting him on a chair.

There was a customer just coming in through the door and it took a while to convince him I hadn't just brutally assaulted the old man for no obvious reason.  two minutes later old Vic was back with us and telling the customer I was 'a good lad who knew what to do'.

He was a grand old boy, eighty plus and still working.
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Post by: Firefly on September 19, 2018, 12:17:15 AM
I had to look that one up Gyp, I have heard of people having it but now I know the name

Scary really isn't it
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Post by: Gyppo on September 19, 2018, 12:25:45 AM
it's certainly scary to see in action, until you get used to it.  Old Vic said he'd been like it all his life, but it didn't stop him working as a blacksmith and farrier for about fifty years.  He said he usually knew when he was 'going', so he's chuck his tools to one side and quickly sit down on the floor.   Only one time did he wake up and find a rather puzzled half-shod horse stood looking down at him.  I knew him when he was just a part time shop assistant and cleaner at the bakery.
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Post by: Firefly on September 19, 2018, 01:51:53 AM
Good to see it didn't polarise his life mate
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Post by: Gyppo on September 19, 2018, 07:29:06 AM
He was quite a character.  He remembered seeing Zeppelins dropping bombs in WW1.  His condition kept him out of the trenches, but as a young man he worked as an Army Farrier and recalled shoeing literally thousands of horses, eighteen hours a day, in the run up to the invasion.  Back then horses pulled artillery and supply wagons, etc.

Nearly half a million horses went to war, and the vast majority of them didn't come back.

His village forge is a listed building, complete with a large and shady chestnut tree which probably also has a tree preservation order.  But inside it is now a fancy nail bar and hair dressing place.
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Post by: Firefly on September 19, 2018, 11:14:56 PM
Oh wow, what a life. I am glad horses aren't in the line of fire anymore, too sad

Such a shame they can't list a house then make it more fitting than a hairdressers Gyp  :(
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Post by: Gyppo on September 20, 2018, 09:05:14 AM
There was another man worked the forge long after Vic stopped working there. a chap called Bill. By the early seventies a lot of his time was spent out on call as a mobile farrier, visiting riding schools and farms to shoe batches of horses.  It makes economic sense and as the roads grew busier less people wanted to risk their more valuable horses amongst 'modern' traffic.

But he still had a fairly regular drop-in trade amongst the pony girls and the locals who brought their hunter in for new shoes or 'care and maintenance'.  I once let a bus go and had to wait an hour for the next one in order to watch him working.)

It used to be quite spectacular, walking past or looking out the bakery door and seeing the cloud of smoke as he fitted a hot shoe.  Some of the horses got a bit fractious, but once he had one leg bent up across his apron, and held in place so he could drive and clench the nails, most of them stood patiently enough.  Usually with someone else holding their head and talking to them, but he had a few 'absolute treasures' who would stand still all by themselves and lift the appropriate leg when he stood in the right place with a glowing shoe in his tongs.

The real trouble-makers would be tied to a sturdy ring set in the forge wall.

It always seemed a bit risky to me, the forge being on a corner and cars whistling by just a few yards away with no fence in between, but I suspect the horses felt safe with him and responded accordingly.

He wasn't a big man, and rather 'stringy' like quite a few old country folks.  His biceps were more like rock-hard cricket balls than a weight trainers' bowling balls, but he had truly impressive forearms and was as strong as a lion.  I guess the horses knew that once he had a hold on them he wasn't letting go until he was done ;-)

One of the local 'landed gentry' used to come through once a month with his carriage and four to take his wife shopping in the nearby city.  It was a magnificent sight, and sound, and he'd go though at a fair old clip with the hoofbeats echoing off the flinted house fronts.

Sometimes he'd bring all the horses down for shoeing, and then the little gravelled pull-in by the forge would look like a scene from centuries earlier.  (I often wish I'd taken my little old film camera in to work with me and grabbed a few photos. )  If  it was just one horse, needing a shoe out of the regular sequence, his groom, properly booted and suited and very dignified, would walk it down from the 'big house' and then back again.

The little pony girls always seemed to know when there was a mass shoeing going on and would magically appear to stand around and watch.  It didn't seem to matter if it was a schoolday ;-)  Even the 'Village Idiot' (who was in fact anything but, but looked the part) would turn out and watch.

By the early eighties the traffic had become a problem so the old gent no longer took his carriage and horses on the shopping run.  But he was a resolute old fellow and in the early 2000s I delivered mail on part of his estate.  I often passed the time of day with him as he rode by on his quad bike, with two shotguns secured in a rack across the handlebars, as he bounced around the fields checking out his pheasants before a big shooting day.

(I can still do the same whistle as his keeper used to do when he strolled through  broadcasting grain seed from a bag slung over his shoulder, as he 'fed the birds in' to gather them closer to the coverts in the days immediately prior to a 'big shoot'.)

Funny thing...  Most of the other posties who delivered there when I was on holiday or off sick described him as an 'arrogant posh bastard'.  I liked him and never felt at all inferior.

Gyppo
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Post by: DGSquared on September 20, 2018, 09:23:06 AM
Yet another vivid picture painted in words, Gyppo. Thank you. :)

One of Mum's workmates in The Land Army was a fainter.

This story reminded me of, Great Uncle Bet, and prompted me to write about it. I shared the story on the, "30 Day Challenge #1, 
250 Words a Day" thread started by Word Bird. Where is that girl anyway, I miss her?

I linked the connection back to this thread. I couldn't figure out how to do it to the direct post, so I gave the post number. 

My story could use some tweaks, but at least I finally have it down. Thanks for sharing your memories and for sparking mine.

And...

Thanks for the win!
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 21, 2018, 05:35:45 AM
I think I'll take the win now ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on September 21, 2018, 08:58:26 AM
And I think I'll take it back.  I trust all is well in your corner of the world, Sita.
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Post by: geoffnelder on September 21, 2018, 10:07:59 AM
new blog here https://geoffnelder.com/more-mental-than-incremental/
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 21, 2018, 11:01:09 AM
And I think I'll take it back.  I trust all is well in your corner of the world, Sita.

Thankfully yes. Hope everything is well there too Gyppo.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 22, 2018, 06:55:09 AM
Congratulations on your new book and your website, Geoff.   Best of luck.
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Post by: Laura on September 22, 2018, 12:31:02 PM
Very cool, Geoff. Pus, look - I'm winning! Great day all around.  :D ;D
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Post by: DGSquared on September 22, 2018, 01:48:35 PM
I can't let it go to Laura's head, so I stepped in instead.  :P :)
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Post by: DGSquared on September 23, 2018, 10:48:13 AM
I can't let it go to Laura's head, so I stepped in instead.  :P :)

Whoop! Looks like a record.

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Post by: Laura on September 23, 2018, 01:40:09 PM
Yup, and I get paid by the minute  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 23, 2018, 01:40:44 PM
Not making much today.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 23, 2018, 01:54:21 PM
Aren't you spunky today?  I'll have what that Chick is having.   8)
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Post by: Firefly on September 24, 2018, 08:27:51 AM
I'll just win
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2018, 09:30:58 AM
You won alright, but don't let it go to your head.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 24, 2018, 09:36:28 AM
We'll let it go to mine instead.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2018, 09:39:16 AM
It's getting so a man can barely put his head above the parapet before someone tries to shoot it off.

This response is being held aloft on the end of a stick in the interests of safety.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 24, 2018, 11:50:53 AM
I love when I call AAA for roadside assistance and their first question is, "Are you safe?"

No, I have a broke car.
But it is nice to know they care.

Not sure if they would send someone faster if I really said NO instead of Yeah, I'm fine.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2018, 02:03:18 PM
I suppose if you said you were bleeding to death or broken down in a dangerous area they might send an ambulance or police car to keep you company.  Or even cliff rescue if you're doing an 'Italian Job' see-saw on the edge of a rocky mountain pass.

I believe a lone woman or woman with young children will take priority at night.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 24, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
When I have had to call, they were not particularly fast in arriving. Once, I waited for over an hour to get them there to get my keys out of my locked car so I could get my groceries home.

They guy didn't even ask me to prove the car was mine. He just handed me the keys. When I said something he replied, "Lady, no one waits that long if they are just stealing a car. It has to be yours." True enough.

The other time I called, we were in the middle of nowhere in the Arizona landscape when we started having problems and limped to a local Walmart (they truly are everywhere over here) and tried to get the car fixed there. We ended up having to tow it back to Phoenix, over two hundred miles away. Arizona truly is a big state.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 24, 2018, 03:26:53 PM
I've collected quite a few stories from AA and RAC patrolmen over the years.  Here's one of my favourites, from the days before mobile phones.

"I was called out to help a motorcyclist with a flat rear tyre on a Honda Gold Wing.  We often get to the site before the caller gets back from the nearest phonebox, so we take a little drive up and down the road to see if we can find them and give them a lift.

"I found a Gold Wing in about the right area, but it had the front wheel out on the ground alongside.   I thought the odds against two Honda Gold Wings with punctures in the same half mile of road were pretty high, and as I stopped to check the rider scrambled back out of the ditch where he'd been having a leak.

"I thought it was your rear tyre that was punctured, not the front?"

"He gave me a stupid grin and replied, 'It is, but the back wheels a bastard to get out, so I did the front one instead because it was easier', and then he fell over."

"When I realised he was drunk as a skunk there was no way I could put him back on the road.  I checked his membership, realised he was only a few miles from home, shoved him into the cab, winched his bike up onto the truck and just took him back home.  I put the front wheel back in for him, but left him with the flat to deal with when he sobered up."
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Post by: Firefly on September 25, 2018, 02:37:03 AM
 ;D ;D

What a story, they would see so many things on that job Gyp.

We've had the same response as Patti where they ask if we are safe but that's because we have hit some native bloody animal on a suicide mission when we go Walkabout
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Post by: Gyppo on September 25, 2018, 08:53:46 AM
There's an English urban legend which a patrolman once told me. saying it could well be genuine.

AA dispatch had a call from a somewhat drunken lady telling them she needed help because she had water in her carburettor.  Dispatch are told not to pay too much attention to customer's self-diagnosis, except for the obvious things like punctures, and even these sometimes get reported as a broken axle or collapsed suspension ;-)

Turned out she was correct, up to a point.  She'd driven down a sloping road into what she thought was a carpark.  When the patrol arrived she was parked, up to her windows, at the bottom of a slipway leading down into the Manchester Ship Canal.

It's one of those things you want to be true, isn't it?
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 25, 2018, 12:16:37 PM
I like when idiots think  they can launch the boat they are hauling behind the car by driving in.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 29, 2018, 04:52:48 AM
When I was young and too broke for AAA service, my Vega broke down on the regular, almost always when I was alone at night.
Good Samaritans stepped in every time. I had bad car luck but good people luck.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 29, 2018, 12:03:56 PM
Here I thought I had actually won this game. But no, Deb comes along and destroys my days long win. But it was nice while it lasted.
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Post by: DGSquared on September 29, 2018, 12:49:23 PM
Sorry Mrs. Chick, I'm back.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 29, 2018, 02:39:01 PM
Beware of Deb the Destroyer.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 29, 2018, 03:23:28 PM
One can dream.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on September 29, 2018, 05:13:41 PM
I like pleasant dreams but I like winning better :)
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Post by: Gyppo on September 29, 2018, 07:22:16 PM
The occasional win is good for the soul ;-)
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Post by: Firefly on September 30, 2018, 02:23:32 AM
Hi Sita
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Post by: DGSquared on September 30, 2018, 08:04:19 AM
Scoot on over Sweetie.
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Post by: Gyppo on September 30, 2018, 09:13:28 AM
Likewise, M'Dear.
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Post by: Spell Chick on September 30, 2018, 11:48:36 AM
Here I am. Pick me. Pick me.


Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: DGSquared on September 30, 2018, 02:07:31 PM
Don't make me come over here. ;)
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 01, 2018, 05:31:51 AM
I bought myself a new fangled E cigarette, 

Also burned through 5 atomizers in two days :o

Stupid rookie mistake
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 01, 2018, 12:21:18 PM
I peopled a lot yesterday. Hours and hours and hours. It was beautiful out there in the world, but ... boy. I'm doing almost no people today.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 01, 2018, 03:16:57 PM
Hi Sita

Hi FF. How are you doing?
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 01, 2018, 05:53:14 PM
FF is old and cranky. Why do you ask?
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:34:54 AM
Are you in my house again SC
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:40:43 AM
I truly wish I was. I would love to meet you in person.
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:41:57 AM
Yes it would be a time to remember mate.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:42:17 AM
I bet we wouldn't get in any trouble at all.
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:43:20 AM
 :o

Us?  No way, we could crochet and stuff
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:44:17 AM
Yeah. And talk of world peace and philosophy and stuff
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:45:14 AM
Model citizens,  great representatives of our countries
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:47:28 AM
Yeah. They say that about us all the time.
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:48:08 AM
I have medals
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:49:24 AM
and trophies?
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:50:27 AM
Nope, I have a pink/blue ribbon too
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:50:59 AM
I guess I get the trophies then.
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:53:06 AM
But not the podium
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 11:53:59 AM
Not this time.

I have to get ready for the gym experience of the day.

You get to win now. But you go to sleep soon and then, I will rule the world.
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 11:56:15 AM
I too no doze
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Post by: Laura on October 02, 2018, 12:17:37 PM
Now we speak cave-woman?
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Post by: Firefly on October 02, 2018, 12:22:28 PM
Fluently
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Post by: DGSquared on October 02, 2018, 01:41:59 PM

I truly wish I was. I would love to meet you in person.
Me too!
Yes it would be a time to remember mate.
I'm sure it would be something no one would forget, or regret. ;D 8) 8)
I bet we wouldn't get in any trouble at all.
If I get to tag along I know there'd be trouble, but it would be on you two.  :P  I'll be around to post bail.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 02, 2018, 02:54:24 PM
It would be all her fault. I'm angelic, kind, delightful, and all that shit.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 02, 2018, 04:25:58 PM
I've often wondered what it would be like if the good denizens citizens of this group got together in real life.  Probably utter chaos, but fun.

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Post by: DGSquared on October 02, 2018, 05:27:56 PM
If I ever travel to one of your countries or states, you can bet I'll be looking you up and trying for a meet up, the more, the merrier.
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Post by: Laura on October 03, 2018, 12:18:29 AM
I'll book us a yacht when the lottery comes through.
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Post by: Firefly on October 03, 2018, 12:28:44 AM
Can I have the penthouse cabin?  ::)
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Post by: DGSquared on October 03, 2018, 06:05:52 AM
I'll book us a yacht when the lottery comes through.
The entire gang on Laura's yacht? What would our port cities be? Will we all fly somewhere to board at the same time? Either way, I'm in and I'm not particularity fond of boats on the open ocean.
Until one of us wins the lottery, here I am to win the person title.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 03, 2018, 08:37:35 AM
Can I have the penthouse cabin?  ::)

Isn't that what they call the crow's nest on a big Yacht?
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 03, 2018, 12:13:35 PM
She could even fly her broom up there.
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Post by: Firefly on October 04, 2018, 02:55:07 AM
Can I have the penthouse cabin?  ::)

Isn't that what they call the crow's nest on a big Yacht?

I occupied that on the Thingy from memory, I do it well

She could even fly her broom up there.

Want me to pick you up and we can double back to my nest? You will be in the bellows of the yacht of course but I don't mind detouring to grab you
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Post by: DGSquared on October 04, 2018, 08:47:46 AM
I challenge you to a broom race.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 04, 2018, 12:17:04 PM
The answer to the trivia question was Solomon Islands. The problem was I didn't know if it was really an independent nation, but I couldn't come with anything else so we submitted it.


The first prize is a $50 gift certificate while second is $20. Next week we drink for free.
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Post by: DGSquared on October 04, 2018, 01:57:31 PM
You can always drink for free in the bar, courtesy of Tim's magical, never out card. Come to Vegas and I'll drink coffee or anything you wish with you. I have a feeling you and Darren would hit it off, and I already know that you and I will.
 
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Post by: geoffnelder on October 04, 2018, 02:21:13 PM
I nearly got to Vegas 3 years ago - the start point of a 7-day- bicycle ride in Death Valley. Twas to be in November so not too hot. Sadly my angina turned ugly and I had to have stents thrown in my coronary. Okay now though as long as no one told my wife why I'm away from home for another week.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 04, 2018, 02:49:21 PM
I drink for free because I just have water. But they get pitchers of beer and so Dick has to pay to play, as it were. Next week it should be free.

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Post by: geoffnelder on October 04, 2018, 04:20:47 PM
I drink water too, but it isn't free. I pay the water company.
I'm confused though, with drink. We hear one day that our heart and longevity improves with a modest amount of alcohol. The following day I read that any amount increases our chances of cancer. It's like we have to choose which way to die.
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Post by: Laura on October 04, 2018, 06:53:36 PM
I hate to break it to you, Geoff, but the word on the street is that we're all dying no matter what. Go ahead and have that glass of wine if you want it.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 04, 2018, 11:33:45 PM
I drink water because I don't like beer or wine and I totally eschew soda. I could probably have a tea, but I only like it sweet and with my new status as pre-diabetic, I'm supposed to limit my carbs (which would also mean cut back the beer and wine and since I drank none before, cutting back would still be none.)

I am happy with my water choice. Dick likes beer, so he is happy with that.

There really is nothing wrong with water.
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Post by: Firefly on October 05, 2018, 07:49:48 AM
I have to have water cold, don't care of the health benefits of room temp
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Post by: DGSquared on October 05, 2018, 08:14:38 AM
No one told me about the health benefits of warm water unless it has to do with swimming.
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Post by: Firefly on October 05, 2018, 09:05:58 AM
Absorbs better when dehydrated apparently.  When it's cold the body has to work to warm it up first
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2018, 10:04:39 AM
So that's why the old soldiers who fought in the desert used to claim that warm tea was more thirst quenching then cold water.

Dad always said that they were allowed some iced water down in the insanely hot purgatory of the ship's stokehold or engine room, but...  If they drank too much, too fast and made themselves ill with stomach cramps it was seen as a self-inflicted injury.  None of the armed services looks kindly upon self inflicted wounds/problems which put the man 'out of action'.

The first offence was seen as part of the leaning curve, although in this case the curve was more like a right angle turn.  Straight off to the MO to check there wasn't any other problem, and a severe bollocking, then back to work as soon as possible.

Dad always reckoned the Northerners were better at coping with the shock of icy water to their stomach than the 'Soft Southern Jessies', but I think maybe they were just better at working stubbornly through the stomach cramps instead of asking for a ' chitty' so they could visit the MO.  But he also said they soon learned to sip rather than gulp, and that regular little sips were 'more use than just swilling it down every now and then'.

Same with the issue of 'tropical salt tablets'.  Some had to be watched to make sure they swallowed them, others became such devout believers they took too many and made themselves ill, or overdid them deliberately to get a day off in the sick bay. But the Chief Petty Officer could always find 'extra duties' for anyone he suspected of being a 'chronic malingerer'. Most sailors accepted the tablets as part of Navy life.

Gyppo
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 05, 2018, 12:18:03 PM
I don't like ice in anything. I prefer cooler water, but not cold. I can drink the iced stuff, I'm just not a real fan.

And now that we aren't handing out straws because they kill the fish, it's worse.

Why aren't they making those old fashioned paper straws if the plastic straws are so bad? We have the technology. We did it before.
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Post by: Firefly on October 05, 2018, 02:41:45 PM
Why can't the world just bloody calm down and use common sense instead of all this knee jerk crap
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 05, 2018, 02:55:28 PM
We really are filling the ocean with our garbage. We need to take better care of things. But honestly, we know how to make paper straws.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 05, 2018, 05:09:28 PM
Patti, I agree.  But paper straws are old technology.  You don't need an app to tell you when and how to use them ;-)   The modern world seems to be far more about finding excuses or 'new ways' to use new technology irrespective of whether or not it offers a real improvement.

It's a bit like education.  If a new method fails it has to be replaced with another new method.  God forbid that anyone ever steps back to a previous method which actually produced good results.
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Post by: Firefly on October 05, 2018, 08:12:56 PM
If they bring back paper straws it will be about defoliating the forests, there is always a band wagon.

I don't disagree about the oceans, I 100% agree, but man, I sure am over mans BS
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 06, 2018, 12:13:20 AM
Over here, for a while we taught all sight reading. No code breaking and learning phonics and as you might imagine, it did not go well. Who can sight read flotilla or linguini?

We went back to teaching phonics. We also included a number of other strategies, but at least we now teach that letters are code for sounds strung together to make words.
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Post by: Firefly on October 06, 2018, 02:08:52 AM
Yes, just because you can change something,  does not necessarily mean it's a good idea or even better.

We have a generation of kids who can't count or spell
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Post by: DGSquared on October 06, 2018, 09:49:27 AM
Our youngest son studied the effects of pollution, ocean acidification and coral bleaching. He wants us all to use bamboo straws, bamboo toothbrushes, etc. Reusable, biodegradable, no deforestation because bamboo grows so quickly.  Bamboo straws. I think that is a viable option, if we must use straws.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 06, 2018, 11:55:28 AM
I'm unsure why we thought everything needs to be in plastic. I can't understand people buying water in individual bottles for all day drinking. If you need to take your water with you, buy one reusable container and use the damn thing. It is both cheaper and better for the world at large. Instead, people buy cases and cases of bottle "pure" water.
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Post by: DGSquared on October 06, 2018, 12:36:40 PM
Ah, well, we can thank the petroleum industry for the overuse of plastics.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 06, 2018, 06:19:37 PM
I use two reusable containers to carry water around. They last quite a while. But yes, in the college I work in and the neighbourhood people somehow think its a good idea to buy "bottled water" and throw them away in the roadside after use.
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Post by: Firefly on October 06, 2018, 10:53:03 PM
Bamboo, now that is a good idea DG
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Post by: DGSquared on October 07, 2018, 09:21:05 AM
Bamboo, now that is a good idea DG

I wouldn't recommend drinking beer through a fat, bamboo straw. Then again, I wouldn't recommend drinking beer through a straw.  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 07, 2018, 01:17:24 PM
I don't like beer with or without a straw. German beer was okay, light and without a bitter aftertaste, but most beer .... not so much for me.
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Post by: DGSquared on October 07, 2018, 02:27:36 PM
Except for a few microbreweries I'm aware of, most beer made in America is not the world's best. Okay, it's pretty bad. Someone handed me a bottle of beer at a party a few years ago and it tasted like watered down Gatorade, which already tastes like sweat. It was horrible tasting, Coors. Yuck.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 07, 2018, 02:37:45 PM
Hoping for a not short win  ;D
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Post by: DGSquared on October 07, 2018, 09:00:07 PM
Was that not short enough? ;)
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Post by: Firefly on October 07, 2018, 09:47:04 PM
I'm awake, stand down
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Post by: DGSquared on October 08, 2018, 11:32:44 AM
You need a nap.  ;D  I'll take over from here.
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Post by: Firefly on October 08, 2018, 11:37:31 AM
I'm good
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Post by: DGSquared on October 08, 2018, 11:38:41 AM
Of course you're good, but a few zzz's never hurt anyone.  :D
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Post by: Laura on October 08, 2018, 12:00:16 PM
FF doesn't sleep. She's a vampire.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 08, 2018, 12:19:06 PM
How many carbs are in a pint of blood?
asking for a friend
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 08, 2018, 08:00:54 PM
Good Night Everyone :)
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Post by: Firefly on October 08, 2018, 08:24:07 PM
Night Sita  :-*

How many carbs are in a pint of blood?
asking for a friend

None, so a friend told me
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Post by: Laura on October 09, 2018, 12:00:41 PM
Uh, the vampire thing was a joke. Right?
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 09, 2018, 12:01:22 PM
Hmmmm. Carb free. That's on my diet.
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Post by: Firefly on October 09, 2018, 12:05:21 PM
Run Laura, all that is missing is the clown nose
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 09, 2018, 12:13:24 PM
I can't run very fast wearing these size 42 shoes.
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Post by: Firefly on October 09, 2018, 12:14:21 PM
Laura will trp over her bulging eyeballs soon
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 09, 2018, 12:17:23 PM
I might be able to catch up then.
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Post by: Firefly on October 09, 2018, 12:19:11 PM
My phone can't spell again. Maybe its me laying in bed that is the problem
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Post by: Gyppo on October 09, 2018, 02:35:07 PM
Could be, although I'd say trp was a failed keypress rather than a spelling mistake ;-)

I've never been any good at typing in bed.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 09, 2018, 02:58:26 PM
 I do not want to hear about what anyone is or is not good at in bed.

just saying
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Post by: Firefly on October 09, 2018, 11:14:25 PM
You have no sense of adventure Spell.

Did you know Carrie is in Oz as we speak? Too far from me to go for coffee at this stage.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 10, 2018, 01:29:57 PM
Distances in large countries tend to amaze people from small countries who might think everything is travelling distance.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 10, 2018, 04:26:04 PM
Ah yes.  One of the main differences between English and Americans.

The English think 200 miles is a long way.  The Americans think 200 years is a long time.

=====

An American tour was being shown around The Bodleian Library  and a rather noisy woman was getting all excited over how old the place was.

"Gee, is this place pre-war?"

To which the guide replied, ""Madam, this building is pre-America."

===
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Post by: DGSquared on October 10, 2018, 10:39:08 PM
You guys gave me a good fit of giggles. Thanks!  ;) ;D 8)


FF, is Carrie going to be close enough for coffee at any time during her visit to Oz? If so, PICTURES! ;D A video link to the of you two singing would be better, but I'll settle for a picture, if it's doable.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 10, 2018, 11:17:43 PM
We used to go 240 miles home a few times a year. It wasn't that far ...

I do have to say the 750 miles back to northern Ohio is now a pain in the ass and across the country to Arizona is enough to make me get on a plane. But we drive the 750 miles at least once a year. And we drive the 100 miles often. We used to drive it every damn weekend. Boy, did that get old.
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Post by: Firefly on October 11, 2018, 12:51:21 AM
Deb the closest she gets is Sydney which is 2-3 hours drive from here depending on where she is. I no longer drive in Sydney, it's just too congested then you have to find a park and that is near impossible and exorbitant hourly rates makes it less appealing.

I can drive 40 minutes and catch a train depending again on where she is. Because she isn't here for a long time, I don't want to rock her schedule in any way. Trying to fit all you want to do into a few weeks is a hard task in such a vast country.

Patti my home town 750 klm (470 miles) and that is a long one way drive when you know you have to come back again. How long does it take you to drive 750 miles?

We do a lot of klms on Walkabout but we don't mind that so much and never on one day
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 11, 2018, 12:35:58 PM
Back when we were young, we made the trip in a day, stayed a week or less, and drove home. Now we are retired and don't have any pressing reason to be anywhere particular, so we take two days to drive up, stay a week or so, and two days to drive home.

When we drive to Hilton Head, we are in the car for two hours, stay about four hours, and then get back in the car for two hours. Grandchildren make you do dumb shit.
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Post by: DGSquared on October 11, 2018, 09:00:24 PM
We drive anywhere from 1000 to to 1500 mi each way on our two week road trips. We put 3600 mi on our last vacation van rental.  We stop a little over halfway to wherever we're going.
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Post by: Firefly on October 12, 2018, 02:01:38 AM
I remember our first Walkabout we did ridiculous miles every day and seemed to see nothing. We have slowed down heaps but we also take longer holidays
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 12, 2018, 12:17:56 PM
When we drove my sister across the country, I was amazed at the size of Kansas. It took us forever to get across the state. Thank goodness we didn't have to cross all of Texas, that would have really freaked me out.

We did travel through part of Texas and one of the stops we made was at the "Tallest Cross in the Northern Hemisphere" in or just outside of Globe (I think). It was far more enjoyable than I, a heathen, thought it would be. Pretty amazing stuff. Nice bronze statues of all this holy crap, but the art itself was pretty amazing.

(https://imperfectreason.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/picture-122.jpg)
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Post by: DGSquared on October 13, 2018, 03:22:26 PM
I' surprised that doesn't have a flashing, red light warning for aircraft. Jesus was not a giant in the physical sense, why such a big cross, I wonder?

The cross thing baffles me in a way.

 Jesus was crucified on a cross to die for our sins, so Christians have crosses everywhere, shrines with crosses.
Soldiers die everyday for our countries, our lives, our freedom, but no one has shrines of machine guns, shrapnel, grenades, etc.

It seems morbid to me, to make the implement of horrible suffering and torture into a shrine, or decorative piece to hang around your neck or on your walls.  ???


I'm glad you enjoyed the art and your trip (saw it on your blog, I think).

How has your sister adjusted to the tornadoes over the hurricanes?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 14, 2018, 08:03:58 AM
Hi Everyone. I'll just grab and quick win and leave. Have almost 150 answer papers to correct  :(
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 14, 2018, 01:02:34 PM
Hi sita.

Ever hear George Carlin talking about the stupidity of Christians if Jesus had been stoned to death instead of crucified? They would pummel themselves with clenched fists instead of forehead, heart, left, and right shoulder.

The cross wasn't near any airport and planes should be higher off the ground and not fly into it. I think it is also lit at night, internally with the thing made out of some material with lots of holes in it so it doesn't blow over.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 15, 2018, 04:11:18 AM
Hi SpellChick. How are you doing?
Still nowhere near done correcting answer sheets. 70 more to go...It wouldn't be so bad if these weren't so many stupid answers. I feel like screaming when I see even John Keats wrongly spelled. Not to mention some kids referring to Shakespeare as "she".  :(
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Post by: Firefly on October 15, 2018, 05:40:34 AM
Sounds like you are having fun Sita  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 15, 2018, 12:13:12 PM
I worked with a bunch of Filipino doctors and they knew, when speaking Spanish, the gender of a chair or a lawnmower, but when speaking English couldn't remember the gender of the nurse they were talking about. It was so confusing.
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Post by: Mastafrank on October 17, 2018, 11:01:59 PM
puff puff pass :o
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Post by: Firefly on October 18, 2018, 01:05:22 AM
Mister Twister, get off my podium
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Post by: Laura on October 18, 2018, 01:32:01 AM
Your podium?
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Post by: Firefly on October 18, 2018, 02:19:01 AM
bump, kick, push, roll, whoopsie

Yup
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Post by: Gyppo on October 18, 2018, 10:17:25 AM
Well...  We could dispute this.
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Post by: Firefly on October 18, 2018, 11:23:16 AM
She won't tonight
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Post by: Gyppo on October 18, 2018, 11:39:16 AM
Is Ms Havoc still recovering from her daughter's wedding?
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Post by: Laura on October 18, 2018, 11:50:38 AM
She is, at that. Still sore from all the dancing.  :D
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 18, 2018, 11:58:57 AM
That's why we should all dance every evening. Build up stamina.
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Post by: Firefly on October 18, 2018, 03:17:40 PM
She is, at that. Still sore from all the dancing.  :D

Woman, that was not dancing  ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on October 18, 2018, 03:48:12 PM
Theresa May, our current Prime Minister, has suggested that doctors be able to 'prescribe' government funded dancing lessons as a cure for the 'scourge of loneliness' in older people.

Maybe I could earn a few bob here, teaching people the benefits of 'Dancing like a frog in a blender' to ensure some personal space.  And for those with agoraphobia I could teach them how to find a nice secluded corner and dance the classic Bikers' 'Village Idiot Stomp' without bumping into anyone.
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Post by: Firefly on October 18, 2018, 11:39:28 PM
 ;D ;D

I'd pay to see that mate
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Post by: Laura on October 19, 2018, 12:01:20 PM
She is, at that. Still sore from all the dancing.  :D

Woman, that was not dancing  ;D

It's as close as I get. At least it was a workout.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 19, 2018, 12:08:51 PM
I'm an hour away from my next workout.

Did you guys know I go to the gym? I bet I've never mentioned it.
Today, I'm supposed to work on my handstands. With these spindly arms. I could break my neck when I collapse in a heap.
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Post by: DGSquared on October 19, 2018, 02:37:16 PM
Handstands?!  Are you sure you're not attending a torture chamber?  ;D Don't break anything.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 19, 2018, 03:03:44 PM
I am not broken.

But the workout, rather than the skill, tried to kill me.
I can't do toes to bar, where you have from a pull up bar, and kick your feet up and your toes touch the bar. I have to do hanging knee raises instead. When I first started, I could barely bend my legs. Now I get me knees up to at least my waist, and sometimes, chest high.

Today, I did 84 of those in the 12 minutes along with some jump rope crap in between sets. My hands are on fire. My right shoulder hurts more than my left.

I hope like hell there is no shoulder stuff in tomorrow's workout.
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Post by: Laura on October 22, 2018, 11:47:50 PM
Don't injure yourself, Spell.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 23, 2018, 01:45:29 AM
The following day was light deadlifts (95 pounds), some burpees, and a short run, all done with a partner.

Today we were back to pull ups. My poor hands.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on October 23, 2018, 02:55:57 PM
As someone who hates exercise, I'm impressed by your commitment despite a lot of difficulties, SpellChick :)
But please take care not to injure yourself
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 23, 2018, 04:42:21 PM
I make sure not to do that.
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Post by: Firefly on October 23, 2018, 11:43:51 PM
I like to win, that is way way exertive
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Post by: Laura on October 24, 2018, 11:59:16 AM
Yes, you should go rest a bit.Go climb into that net - I mean hammock- over there in the corner.
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Post by: Firefly on October 24, 2018, 12:11:29 PM
Isn't that where you keep your pet clown?
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 24, 2018, 12:16:40 PM
There are pet clowns here? How awesome.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 24, 2018, 01:16:49 PM
Pet Clowns?  How strange.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 24, 2018, 05:54:27 PM
Before the movies destroyed them, clowns used to be fun and child friendly.

Adults still tend to think they are. A study found that children are terrified of them and putting clowns on hospital walls does not cheer the place up for the sick kids. Duh.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 24, 2018, 06:11:46 PM
Clowns don't frighten me, but the white-faced ones do seem a bit sinister compared to their more colourful cousins.  Just like the way some Mime artists seem to revel in the obvious discomfort of their audience.
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Post by: Firefly on October 24, 2018, 09:51:43 PM
One of my girls loved clowns and used to collect them when she was little. I bought here a royal Doulton wind up one that whistled, it was beautiful
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Post by: DGSquared on October 25, 2018, 10:39:31 AM
I had a Bozo punching bag when I was a kid. I don't know why. I guess my folks thought I needed to punch a clown.
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Post by: Gyppo on October 25, 2018, 11:12:48 AM
I had a 'Knock down Kelly' inflatable punchbag.  About three feet tall, which was my own height at the time.  It had a weighted base and no matter how many time or how hard you hit it it always popped back upright again.  It was decorated to look like a drunken Irishman.  Dad said it was named after a famous Irish prizefighter who always got back up again  no matter how many times or how hard he'd been hit.

Eventually the base split and the sand leaked out, so Kelly finally failed to get back up and 'toe the line'.
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Post by: Spell Chick on October 25, 2018, 12:03:54 PM
My favorite doll came with bandages and cast you could put on and remove over and over again. Her dress was a icky light gray/brown with off white circles and she had curly light brown hair and I can't for the life of me remember what I named her. But even as a kid ...
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Post by: Firefly on November 02, 2018, 10:31:58 PM
I guess I won this after all  :o
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Post by: Gyppo on November 03, 2018, 10:47:48 AM
Tangled and abraded string, M'Dear.  A frayed knot.
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Post by: Laura on November 03, 2018, 10:50:07 AM
She's never been good with knots, has she. I, on the other hand, can get out of any knotty situation. The key is to have a pair of scissors handy.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 03, 2018, 12:05:27 PM
I prefer a sharp knife.  You can't always get one blade of the scissors underneath the string, rope, whatever, but with a knife you can always cut down through the knot, carefully.

On the other hand, if I was tied up with steel cable  I'd prefer my rescuer to use a pair of snips, one  or two tstrands at a time, than reach for a cutting torch.

Horses for courses.
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Post by: Laura on November 03, 2018, 12:27:29 PM
Yes, a torch is not recommended in that situation. I suppose you could keep a trained mouse in your pocket. At your signal he/she could gnaw away at the bindings. Won't work in the steel cable scenario, bur for most others.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 03, 2018, 12:43:55 PM
The danger is that the trained mouse could get bored if you don't get tied up regularly by bad guys.  In which case he/she might get bored and nip out to chew your shoelaces at just the wrong moment.  Just as you reach for that almost impossible stretch on a rock face you climbing shoe slips off, to demonstrate how far you are just about to plummet.

Or the mouse may nibble through your belt and turn you into an involuntary 'flasher' at an equally inappropriate time.

And just to show equality here's a scenario specifically for the ladies, with the mouse chewing through your bra strap to produce that 'off the shoulder' look.
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Post by: Firefly on November 03, 2018, 01:50:38 PM
Pendulous to say the least.

Boys went to a bat rescue the other night. He said the home owner needed to invest in a bra. Just maybe her mouse had chewed through it
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Post by: Laura on November 03, 2018, 04:06:33 PM
Okay, so scratch the mouse idea. Maybe just avoid getting tied up in the first place.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 03, 2018, 04:19:03 PM
That has always been my plan.


Happy birthday, sita.
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Post by: Laura on November 03, 2018, 04:49:11 PM
Yes, happy birthday to Sita.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 03, 2018, 06:27:28 PM
I'll cheerfully add my best wishes to that.
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Post by: Firefly on November 03, 2018, 11:51:24 PM
Yes me too, hope it was a great day mate
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Post by: Laura on November 04, 2018, 12:08:51 PM
Me, me, me! Win, win, win!
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 04, 2018, 12:09:20 PM
No, no, no!
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Post by: Laura on November 04, 2018, 12:10:56 PM
Boo, boo, boo!
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 04, 2018, 12:11:16 PM
Halloween is over, lady.
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Post by: Laura on November 04, 2018, 12:11:51 PM
Maybe I didn't get all my boo's out this year.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 04, 2018, 12:12:15 PM
This is something you should have thought about sooner.
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Post by: Laura on November 04, 2018, 12:37:03 PM
BOO!

Sorry, that was the last one.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 04, 2018, 05:05:29 PM
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone :)

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Post by: Spell Chick on November 04, 2018, 05:43:57 PM
And now, I win.
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Post by: Firefly on November 04, 2018, 05:44:52 PM
Halloween is over, lady.

It's never over with a head like hers Patti

Did you have a lovely day Sita?
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 05, 2018, 01:57:14 AM
Yes...It was really nice :)
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Post by: Firefly on November 05, 2018, 03:07:56 AM
Pity you came on here to lose though  :-*
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Post by: Gyppo on November 05, 2018, 07:20:09 AM
It's tough, but someone has to do it.
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Post by: Firefly on November 05, 2018, 09:50:59 AM
Agreed
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 05, 2018, 11:49:24 AM
Start of a new week for all you people who have to work. I hope you do well and continue to pay your taxes.
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Post by: Firefly on November 05, 2018, 10:50:20 PM
I'm at the hairdressers on the second day of the week, hump day nearly here.

Melbourne Cup Day too
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 06, 2018, 11:41:31 AM
How did your hair turn out?


I am not always pleased when I leave the hairdresser.
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Post by: Firefly on November 06, 2018, 03:41:49 PM
She is a bit of a wonder worker my hairdresser. It turned out not bad. I have hair that always looks straight but any moisture in the air and I look like Garfield fresh out of the clothes dryer. So I straighten it a lot. After a visit to her, cut and straightened, I try to leave it as long as I can to wash as I can never get it as straight as she can
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 07, 2018, 12:25:31 PM
I never know what to do with my hair. I'm not very good at that type of stuff.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 07, 2018, 01:43:36 PM
Speaking of hair...  I was sat on the bus behind something I've not seen in ages.

A full blown puffball of an Afro hair do.  Almost totally spherical and at least eighteen inches across.  I've got used to seeing multiple braids - with or without beads and decorations - and tight little cornrows, but this was a blast from the past ;-)
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Post by: Laura on November 07, 2018, 11:49:35 PM
Everything comes back in style eventually, eh?
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Post by: Gyppo on November 08, 2018, 12:30:01 AM
It was a distinct time-slip moment.

A bit like seeing a Teddy-Boy in his drape suit and crepe-soled brothel creepers, or his girl in her pencil skirt with a beehive hairdo.  If you see a bunch of them it's a convention and seems perfectly reasonable, but when you unexpectedly see an odd individual they look really out of place/time.
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Post by: Firefly on November 08, 2018, 01:37:55 AM
Yes afro's are a thing of the past aren't they. Most are trying, like me, to get every kink out of the hair. It will come back
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Post by: Gyppo on November 08, 2018, 02:10:47 AM
When my hair was short it was curly.  When I was little Mum used to wash our hair with Stergene instead of shampoo.  "If it's good for wool then it won't hurt your hair."  Little Sis and I looked like poodles, or wire-haired terriers ;-)

As it got longer the curls turned into waves, presumably dragged down by their own weight.  At one time I had shoulder length and beyond ringlets like The Laughing Cavalier.  Now it's mostly grey it's less curly, unless damp from mist or fog, or the shower.

But at no time have I ever attempted to make it either curl or straighten against its will.

I've had girls envy it, and men assume that I must be 'somewhat less than heterosexual' or accuse me of putting it up in curlers at night ;-)  (The latter was usually an attempt to provoke me into a fight.) Their problem, not mine.

It is what it is.

Gyppo
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Post by: Firefly on November 08, 2018, 08:21:24 AM
I wouldn't mind a curl or a wave but frizz, nah  ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 08, 2018, 12:16:24 PM
I'm told have "nice gray hair" and I have no idea what that means. Is there not nice gray hair?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 08, 2018, 01:36:45 PM
Absolutely.  'Not nice grey hair' is the lank messy stuff you see on some poor old homeless guy huddled in a shop doorway.

Some old folks move quite quickly through the grey phase to pure white hair, which looks quite distinguished unless it's also too thin.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 08, 2018, 03:00:26 PM
I still have a fair amount of dark hair and then some apparently pretty sparkly gray/white hair. I sorta look shimmery
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Post by: Firefly on November 08, 2018, 09:07:29 PM
My sister got the nice hair. Hers is now white and looks great, her teeth are straight and snow white as well. Well they were until some numb nuts put her on warfarin and she now has grey teeth that won't last her life. She never had a filling ever.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 09, 2018, 11:52:18 AM
Oh, the price of staying alive. What a pain in the butt.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 09, 2018, 07:53:19 PM
That's what she said
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 09, 2018, 09:01:02 PM
Imagine somebody repeatedly jabbing your insides with a needle,thats what shingles feels like :(

At least I don't have bed bugs ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 09, 2018, 09:28:34 PM
I believe shingles suck, not a good way to spend a weekend Mister
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 10, 2018, 12:13:46 PM
What is a good way to spend the weekend? I'm looking for ideas.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 10, 2018, 01:37:51 PM
Sticking pins into a voodoo doll of Frank?
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Post by: Firefly on November 10, 2018, 11:27:54 PM
We now know that works Gyp  ;D
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 11, 2018, 05:15:57 PM
My weekend was once again filled with answer papers to value :(
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 11, 2018, 06:15:50 PM
Sticking pins into a voodoo doll of Frank?

I was seriously thinking someone was doing this
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Post by: Firefly on November 11, 2018, 10:48:07 PM
My weekend was once again filled with answer papers to value :(

Filled in what could have been a boring weekend perhaps Sita?  :o


I was seriously thinking someone was doing this

Never!! >:D
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Post by: Laura on November 12, 2018, 01:03:22 AM
Uh-huh. I turn my back for one minute and there you go, FF. Up to your usual shenanigans.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 12, 2018, 02:14:33 AM
Gyppo started it  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 12, 2018, 03:53:06 AM
That's right.  Blame me.  You could always say "The Devil made me do it."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 12, 2018, 04:49:29 AM
And I can see you tail out the back of your camo's >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 12, 2018, 04:58:56 AM
Damn!  I need to stitch up that hole.;-)  Time I went back to bed anyway, after being woken by the deluge.  It's quiet again now.  "Goodnight, Fly."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 12, 2018, 05:47:21 AM
Night Gyp, sleep well  :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 12, 2018, 02:46:16 PM
I ran out of time pre-gym so I'm here post-gym for a win. I need to win here cuz I certainly didn't win gym today.

But I was the only 65 year old there. So there is that.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 12, 2018, 04:12:48 PM
Sorry SpellChick but I have to take that win from you ;D
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 12, 2018, 11:08:13 PM
Shoo!!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 12, 2018, 11:11:40 PM
Who are you trying to shoo Mister?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 13, 2018, 12:57:45 AM
There's a lot of it about.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on November 13, 2018, 12:58:31 AM
ever heard of Shoo Fly Pie? That's a favorite down my way.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 13, 2018, 02:22:26 AM
I have heard of that, do you have a recipe?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 13, 2018, 09:02:03 AM
I looked it up on the web.  It's basically a treacle tart with attitude.  Sounds interesting.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 13, 2018, 11:52:34 AM
It is delicious.


What I learned from watching British cooking shows. Y'all talk funny. Aubergine? What in the hell is wrong with eggplant?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 13, 2018, 12:46:05 PM
I think it's highly suspicious whatever you call it.  If you look it up on Wikki it has more names than a wanted criminal.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 13, 2018, 09:38:04 PM
How about a zucchini, it's called a courgette in places, that's plain weird
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 14, 2018, 12:12:01 PM
Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?
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Post by: Laura on November 14, 2018, 12:14:37 PM
If that Rose was renamed Manure  Fleur would you even sniff it to check?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 14, 2018, 12:46:45 PM
Being a writer and cursed with curiosity the answer is probably yes.  But cautiously ;-)
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Post by: Laura on November 14, 2018, 06:27:27 PM
Yeah, me too. :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on November 14, 2018, 06:44:52 PM
Sadly, most shop-bought roses have very little fragrance compared to those in gardens.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 15, 2018, 12:14:55 PM
I prefer the smell of lilacs. I also love lily of the valley.

I think both tulips and calla lilies are prettier than roses, as well.

Not really a big rose fan, I guess.
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 17, 2018, 12:07:19 AM
Just when I thought the shingles  battle was over I'm still feeling sick..on the bright side I was able to gently scratch off the annoying  itchy
Scabs using a knife :o
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 17, 2018, 02:56:56 AM
Good Morning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 17, 2018, 09:37:30 AM
Yeah, it's not bad.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 17, 2018, 12:31:03 PM
I'm not a big fan of partner workouts because I always feel like I'm holding my partner back. We now have the "red bag" and randomly choose our partner.

For three weeks, my Saturday partner has been Jason. We have really started to worry about this and I may have to adopt him soon. Yesterday, at the 5AM class, Jason picked his partner. There is a "new" woman at the 5AM class and he was partnered with her. Her name is Patti.

He just can't escape.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 18, 2018, 04:13:00 AM
I just love a win in the morning 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 18, 2018, 05:24:02 AM
It surely beats starting the day with a loss.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 18, 2018, 06:29:28 PM
Starting your day at all is a pretty neat trick.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 18, 2018, 07:28:54 PM
True enough.  Not everyone makes it through the night, and many of those who do don't seem to really appreciate it.
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Post by: Firefly on November 18, 2018, 08:02:40 PM
Hi Sita  :-*

Here I am, winning all over the shop
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 18, 2018, 09:17:56 PM
It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 19, 2018, 04:48:51 AM
And I do it so well Gyp  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 19, 2018, 09:30:53 AM
Indeed, as the man used to sing back in '72 "You wear it well."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PigMNwgufmk

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 19, 2018, 11:05:41 AM
And hes still got it mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 19, 2018, 12:06:22 PM
But you no longer have the win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 19, 2018, 12:30:11 PM
Life is a 'fickle jade', but nowhere near as fickle as winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on November 20, 2018, 01:20:43 AM
Yeah, funny how that works.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 20, 2018, 06:52:24 AM
Yeah, it's a barrel of laughs.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 20, 2018, 12:05:24 PM
lol
lol
lol
lol


Imagine that shaped like a barrel
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 21, 2018, 05:00:59 AM
Maybe a barrel of monkeys then
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Post by: Gyppo on November 21, 2018, 06:19:47 AM
Reminds me of Alma's first joke, when she was about three.

"Grandad.  What key opens a banana?"

"I don't know."

"A Mon-key."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 21, 2018, 08:34:05 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Go Alma
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 21, 2018, 12:16:58 PM
I'm here, later than usual because I actually slept until the alarm clock woke me and then had to get dinner in the Crockpot. But at least I slept and at least there will be dinner. And now I have the win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 21, 2018, 07:46:57 PM
You are all over it Chick
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 23, 2018, 12:18:07 PM
Frankie and I are going to  make her a shirt or two together. She has never worked the cutter or the press. She sends me designs and I make them. So this will be a new technology wonder for her. She usually likes crap like that.
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Post by: Firefly on November 24, 2018, 12:18:25 PM
It's good when they are keen to learn something new
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 24, 2018, 12:25:20 PM
She made two shirts yesterday. One, the first, went really well. We put a neon green Christmas tree on a black shirt.

Then she wanted "Let it snow" written and three snowflakes on the shoulder and three more on the opposite hemline. She picked out a really cute font I had never used to cut before and it took an hour to cut it out and then it was unusable. The font had little snowflakes in it and it just tore the vinyl up to pieces. So we went with a different font and it worked really well. It was a pearlescent white on a dark teal shirt. She was very happy with the results.
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Post by: Firefly on November 24, 2018, 07:54:25 PM
She will have the bug now mate
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 25, 2018, 03:03:29 PM
She couldn't work the heat press by herself because it was 1) too high and 2) took more strength to lock and unlock the handle. But other than that, she did it by herself.

I did make sure she knew it was 300 degrees and she could burn herself. She was very careful around it.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 25, 2018, 04:36:10 PM
Just here for a quick win before I go to sleep  :D
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Post by: Laura on November 26, 2018, 01:55:16 AM
Nighty night, Sita.
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Post by: Firefly on November 26, 2018, 02:09:40 AM
Get on ya bike Xina
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Post by: Laura on November 26, 2018, 02:17:35 AM
Where are we going?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 26, 2018, 06:37:43 AM
Around the block, starting in Oz
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 26, 2018, 06:59:52 AM
Executioner to King Charles, putting a final edge on his axe.

"I won't be long, Sire.  Wouldst care for a walk around the block whilst thou art waiting?"
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Post by: Firefly on November 26, 2018, 07:08:04 AM
 :o :o

Oh my, I would have jogged and not stopped  ;D ;D
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 26, 2018, 12:20:02 PM
If I jog without stopping, I will die that way
just of a heart attack.
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Post by: Firefly on November 26, 2018, 06:18:43 PM
Mmmm I failed to think of that Chick
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 26, 2018, 07:20:13 PM
Ah, the dangers of jogging.

I once jogged a man's elbow in a rather rough pub and thought I was going to die for spilling his beer.  But I talked him round by buying him a half to top it up.

He said he admired my nerve for only offering a half ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 27, 2018, 03:26:51 AM
 ;D ;D

I bet he did
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Post by: Gyppo on November 27, 2018, 08:55:35 AM
The 'impossibly skinny lass' has just walked by taking her kid to school.  She looks healthy enough but she's straight up and down, with virtually no bum or bosom.  Legs like two sticks of uncooked spaghetti, accentuated by spray-on on jeans.

On first glace you'd expect her to be blown away by a puff of wind, but it doesn't work that way.  A while back, when the wind was slashing in almost horizontally, she just lowered her head a little and sliced through it like a knife blade whilst her more solidly built companions were being buffeted about.

All human - and some possibly sub-human - passes by my window ;-)
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Post by: Firefly on November 27, 2018, 11:48:32 AM
Not as much mass to collect the wind mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 27, 2018, 11:54:17 AM
I used to be impossibly skinny. I got over that.

I would like to be a bit thinner now, but not enough to actually stop eating all the things I can still eat.
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Post by: Laura on November 27, 2018, 12:09:18 PM
I wouldn't mind being impossibly rich.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 27, 2018, 01:30:11 PM
I'd not mind a chance to give it a go.  If it didn't suit me i could always give it away.
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Post by: Dansinger on November 27, 2018, 01:32:47 PM
I'd like to try being rich too. Could buy me some nice new teeth.  ;D
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Post by: Firefly on November 27, 2018, 08:02:18 PM
Borrow the Mrs teeth Dan  ;D ;D

I think I would wear rich well. I'd be annoying the crap out of you lot in person at one stage or another if I was  :-X :-X
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Post by: Mastafrank on November 27, 2018, 11:36:39 PM
Pigs winter coat fits around my belly :o
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Post by: Firefly on November 28, 2018, 03:36:48 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Gyppo on November 28, 2018, 06:41:16 AM
You have to wonder what strange impulse made him try it on ;-)  Frank that is, not Pigs.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on November 28, 2018, 12:38:33 PM
LC never had a coat. She had fur. That was enough. She was a dog.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 28, 2018, 09:19:10 PM
Ruby and Daisy have lovely coats. Even now, in their advance years, their coats glisten, maybe that's the greys when the sunlight hits them  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on November 28, 2018, 11:56:14 PM
Have you ever seen those Mexican Hairless Dogs?  One of the ugliest creatures known to man, but some people love them.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on November 29, 2018, 06:50:57 AM
Yes, they have cats that are similar mate, bloody ugly things they are
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 29, 2018, 12:17:32 PM
I wonder if dogs and cats look at us all furless and stuff and think the same thing.
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Post by: Gyppo on November 29, 2018, 01:19:15 PM
In Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother the main protagonist (the boy Torak) has a companion Wolf.  The wolf sees Torak as a fellow wolf but in a strange shape, and thinks of him as 'tall tail-less'.  There is a whole series and Mum bought all of them.  I hope they are still in one of the unsorted boxes of books as I wouldn't mind reading them again.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Brother
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Post by: Laura on November 30, 2018, 12:12:23 PM
My girls used to read a series about cats - can't think of the title, but the cats referred to people as two leggeds.
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Post by: Spell Chick on November 30, 2018, 12:15:35 PM
It is much warmer here today. Yesterday it was 32' F in the morning and today we are at 42' F
The workout today includes a run, but I thought that was yesterday. So it will be cold, but it won't be as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Yesterday's crap was double unders and when I moved to this gym last January, I ignored them and did regular jump ropes. Yesterday, I did some of the double unders and met my goal in reasonable time mostly because I managed to string 13 of them all together at one time. That is amazing.

But I'm pretty sure running in the cold is a bad idea all around, especially since I don't even run in the warm. So I will walk my run, just like always and live to tell the tale.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on November 30, 2018, 04:37:58 PM
Hi Everyone... :)
Finally a weekend during which I can simply sit back and relax instead of going "Oh my god! I have almost 100 answer papers to correct and a thousand idiotic answers to go through."
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 01, 2018, 12:28:23 PM
Finally ...
wait, I'm retired. They are all free and easy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 01, 2018, 07:23:09 PM
Lucky you. I'm on disability. I never get a day off. That, and I have cats. They trained me well.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 01, 2018, 07:40:19 PM
I am lucky and I know it. I'm also winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 01, 2018, 07:40:46 PM
No you're not.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 01, 2018, 07:42:18 PM
Story of my life.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 01, 2018, 07:46:13 PM
Your life sucks, mate.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 01, 2018, 09:19:56 PM
The winner changes like one of those old time flip-books.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 01, 2018, 10:10:21 PM
That does seem to be the case, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 02, 2018, 01:04:23 PM
But I'm back, trying again. And again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2018, 01:15:29 PM
Very trying ;-)
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Post by: Dansinger on December 02, 2018, 01:24:13 PM
And now I'm here, taking a quick win before I have to run off again. Taking my win with me of course.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2018, 02:02:25 PM
Naturally.  Those of us who win regularly on here have a huge file of dead wins.
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Post by: geoffnelder on December 02, 2018, 04:05:17 PM
Mine's a temporary live win
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2018, 04:42:29 PM
It was.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 02, 2018, 06:49:21 PM
I treasure my dead wins. They're much nicer to look at than the skeletons some people keep in their closets.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2018, 08:15:32 PM
I treasure my dead wins. They're much nicer to look at than the skeletons some people keep in their closets.

Very likely ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 02, 2018, 09:47:28 PM
And another win added to my ever-growing collection.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 02, 2018, 09:54:17 PM
That's either a big cupboard or a small shed by now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 02, 2018, 10:04:47 PM
The guest room/office/home gym.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 03, 2018, 12:11:52 PM
I store mine electronically in Dropbox because I want to be sure I don't lose any.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 03, 2018, 12:36:21 PM
But you'll lose them all when the internet goes kablooey.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 03, 2018, 12:48:44 PM
Fascinating word, kablooey ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 03, 2018, 02:11:13 PM
It is. I like the onomatopoeic sound of it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 03, 2018, 03:15:06 PM
Yeah ;-)  To me it has a collapsing squidgy sound, like something imploding rather than exploding
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 03, 2018, 05:49:21 PM
Yes, imploding.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 03, 2018, 08:20:09 PM
I'm winning, swimming against the current
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 03, 2018, 08:28:14 PM
More like you're drowning lady.  :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 03, 2018, 10:45:34 PM
I believe Firefly has a decent pair of 'water-wings' to keep her afloat ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 03, 2018, 10:48:13 PM
Let's hope so.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 03, 2018, 11:18:24 PM
I'm winning.

at least for the moment.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 04, 2018, 12:07:15 AM
And now you're not.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 04, 2018, 12:52:30 AM
Bye bye Dan the man
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 04, 2018, 11:10:18 AM
Move over, FF.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 04, 2018, 11:53:44 AM
Cuz here I am
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 04, 2018, 01:14:33 PM
And now I'm here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 04, 2018, 05:06:32 PM
I'm here too ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 04, 2018, 07:27:20 PM
Hi there! Good to see you.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 04, 2018, 10:07:44 PM
It is I, the Fly  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 05, 2018, 01:08:36 AM
Call me Ms. Swatter.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2018, 01:14:34 AM
I see Ms Havoc has struck again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 05, 2018, 08:43:24 AM
Run for your lives but leave the throne to me. All is well.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 05, 2018, 11:48:26 AM
I'll run taking the winner's crown ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 05, 2018, 01:09:32 PM
And I'm letting you perch it atop my head.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2018, 01:44:59 PM
You folks are so competitive...   "Chill, Dudes."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 05, 2018, 02:41:59 PM
Dudettes, too?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2018, 03:21:06 PM
Howe can any self respecting woman consider herself to be a Dudette?  It's such a crap word.  Like Bachelorette.  Most 'ette' words lack conviction.

Be a Dude.  Dude is a state of being, not a gender label.

"Cry Havoc, and let loose the dogs of war."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 05, 2018, 09:08:54 PM
Did you know Havoc's a doll? My sister is a doll collector and probably has several of them.

http://www.havocdoll.co.uk/havocdoll.htm
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2018, 10:41:32 PM
No, I didn't.

I nicknamed Laura as Ms Havoc quite a few years back now, and occasionally trot it out to remind her.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 05, 2018, 10:52:44 PM
I can see nothing wrong with that, Gyp.

Of course, I only found out about the Havoc doll because my sister had a couple of them, and showed me. She has quite the collection and is rather proud of it. She won several "dolly-contest" as she calls them. You'd be surprised at the amounts of money going on there. Apparently, a couple hundred dollars for a doll is nothing out of the ordinary, so winning a contest is nice. Might get you a free doll.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 05, 2018, 11:35:45 PM
Collectors are strange people ;-)  Usually none the worse for it.  I tend to accumulate rather than consciously collect.

One of my writing students told me she had a cupboard full of ceramic cats.  Mostly very small. 

"How many?"

"I'm not sure, but it's less than three hundred and ninety nine."

"Why so specific?"  I could tell the rest of the class wanted to know as well.

"Because four hundred is when it becomes an obsession, and I'm not obsessive."

One of the older ladies burst out laughing and when all the heads swivelled towards her said, "That's me screwed on the fancy spoons then.  I must have at least a thousand."

I enjoyed those classes.

Gyppo

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 05, 2018, 11:51:36 PM
My sister must be obsessed too then.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 06, 2018, 12:14:51 PM
I just accumulate and then when it gets too much, I get rid of stuff and start accumulating something else. I have no idea how many colored pencils I have, but I might have some of every brand made - well, not the really, really expensive ones. I only buy the expensive ones and then stop. I'm not doing anything important with them and paying $8 for a single pencil seems bizarre. Especially when the lead which in colored pencils is clay is cracked inside and when you sharpen the damn things you go thru half the pencil to find some solid lead/clay. That's irritating enough for the $2 per pencil things, it would make me cry for more expensive ones.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 07, 2018, 12:15:18 PM
I'm trying to collect money, but for now I mostly have a collection of old lottery tickets.  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 07, 2018, 12:18:29 PM
They make nice bookmarks.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2018, 01:58:32 PM
I use the corners cut off envelopes for book marks.  They sit nicely over the corner of a pages and don't wriggle down between the sheets and hide.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 07, 2018, 02:44:02 PM
That takes planning ahead.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 07, 2018, 03:08:14 PM
I use receipts. Or other scraps of paper. I'm not fussy.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on December 07, 2018, 11:12:54 PM
I hate to be Frank, you're in my spot ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2018, 11:18:14 PM
I hate to be Frank...

Really?  Who would you like to be?  If you have a secret desire to be Francesca please keep it to yourself ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on December 07, 2018, 11:20:09 PM
Good lord ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 07, 2018, 11:21:08 PM
Francesca is a nice name.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 07, 2018, 11:23:40 PM
But not for our Frank.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 07, 2018, 11:25:54 PM
Not really.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 09, 2018, 07:31:47 AM
Better than Frankenstein?   :D ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 09, 2018, 12:04:46 PM
Frankenstein?  An ornate novelty German beer mug in the shape of a sausage.  When you're drunk enough to try eating it then it's time to go home.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 09, 2018, 12:49:53 PM
That made me laugh, Gyppo.

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything or the keyboard on my new laptop would be soaked.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 09, 2018, 01:37:05 PM
My granddaughter is Francesca Rose. I love the name. I agonized over Craig's name. It's too Celtic to go with the Germanic Hysell and I wasn't sure about mixing that up. But we did and apparently you can add Italian to Germanic as well. The other three grandkids all have Irish names because both parents are Irish with German names so why not?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 10, 2018, 01:13:22 AM
I like Francesca, it's a name that can be playful or sophisticated and runs well with every age

I can't understand why someone would call their son Sir but Beyonce did.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2018, 06:16:13 AM
Celebrities are famous for giving their offspring strange names.  Mind you, so are people who can't spell.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 10, 2018, 12:04:01 PM
So are people who don't know what the words are. Some idiot mother liked the sound of Placenta and so named her kid that. Stunning. Just stunning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 10, 2018, 01:05:19 PM
Some people eat placenta.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 10, 2018, 02:22:31 PM
So are people who don't know what the words are. Some idiot mother liked the sound of Placenta and so named her kid that. Stunning. Just stunning.

Unless there's some truth in the old joke about the baby being so ugly they threw it away and kept the afterbirth.

If you were a real dumb-arse you could name a son Coitus.  It would sound quite grand if you didn't know.  And Herpes sounds as if he could be a Greek hero.

Gyppo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 10, 2018, 03:57:56 PM
Medical words are a strange bunch.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 11, 2018, 07:34:15 AM
There is a governing body here in Oz that won't let certain babies names be registered. I think that is a good idea. The lot you mentioned wouldn't get through
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 11, 2018, 10:59:56 AM
We occasionally hear of registrars who  refuse to accept some names,  but I don't know if there's a master list of unacceptables.  I can't imagine Fuck You or Lucifer's Spawn being written on a certificate.  But there's probably a few unfortunate men named Onan after the biblical precedent ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 11, 2018, 11:55:21 AM
With good old Onan, wasn't the idea to NOT get the baby to name?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 11, 2018, 02:08:21 PM
I think it went a bit farther than that, Chick. I think the idea was to not get a baby at all.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 11, 2018, 02:19:32 PM
Poor old Onan.  Biblical scholars are still arguing over that one.  One law suggests that he had a duty to make his brothers's widow pregnant.  Another says he shouldn't because she was 'of the wrong tribe'.  Seems to me that faced with an intractable problem he just avoided it, and in so doing fell foul of a third law.

Sometimes you just can't win ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 11, 2018, 02:21:11 PM
Yes, poor bugger.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 12, 2018, 12:08:57 AM
Morning losers
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 12, 2018, 12:26:15 AM
It's nighttime, Silly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 12, 2018, 03:33:04 AM
Only from the backward countries
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 12, 2018, 09:52:43 AM
Don't you have to go to bed by now, FF?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 12, 2018, 11:06:27 AM
It's 10pm so not long now
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 12, 2018, 12:01:11 PM
Finally!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 12, 2018, 12:05:52 PM
And here I am again. Taking another quick win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 12, 2018, 04:16:36 PM
Not for us, but now for her.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 12, 2018, 04:55:48 PM
Move over Chick. The podium is mine now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 12, 2018, 07:01:29 PM
bump
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 12, 2018, 07:09:38 PM
What? You still up, FF?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 12, 2018, 08:06:24 PM
She's always up.  Up to something.  Up to mischief.  Up to no good...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 12, 2018, 08:12:51 PM
she sure is, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 12, 2018, 08:36:37 PM
Up to winning now dudes
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 13, 2018, 12:09:46 AM
Getting back up at the base of the podium to shake her fist, having been tumbled off ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 13, 2018, 12:23:50 AM
Not for long old man  ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 13, 2018, 01:07:02 AM
You didn't have to knock out my internet connection though.   Disconnected for about twenty minutes.  I thought I was going to die.  Saw my entire on-line life flashing before my eyes ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 13, 2018, 03:02:52 AM
Started watching a show called, 'Adam Ruins Everything' and now I am beginning to resent the American way of life (greed) more than ever.

At least I can win here. Life's little rewards.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 13, 2018, 04:51:07 AM
Only in theory  :P

Sorry about that Gyp  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 13, 2018, 05:23:20 AM
Okay, I'll take a theoretical win, then. ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 13, 2018, 05:24:09 AM
Hit the road Jack.

Man I miss all the old bastards we used to hang with Deb
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 13, 2018, 07:20:06 AM
Me too. Where have all of those old bastards gone?  ;D Well, some of the old gang is here, which is good news for an old hag like me.  :P

I can't get over the fact that you and Laura were dispatched from MWC moderator privileges. I'm still steaming.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 13, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
I notice they are looking for new mods now they've more or less solved the spam flood, and are offering to 'compensate' any new moderators over at the old place.  Which will put it on an entirely different footing to the place we knew and loved so many years ago.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 13, 2018, 10:53:28 AM
They offered me that too Gyp, till Mark went on with his crap. I was happy just to stay and hang out to be honest.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 13, 2018, 11:51:41 AM
I haven't been over there in months but now ... I guess I need to go and see what's going on but I'm too lazy. I'm American.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 13, 2018, 04:22:04 PM
Hey, I'm an old bastard and I am here! We can hang out together and have a lot of fun.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 14, 2018, 03:18:58 AM
Well lets get this party started old Dan  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 14, 2018, 09:47:39 AM
Sorry, I was sleeping, but I'm up now. Let's party!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 14, 2018, 10:36:07 AM
Yes, let's.

Not fully awake yet, up late sorting out a little job for a friend I've never met.  One of the members of the old MWC.

Late breakfast and 'stay alive' pills today.  But all in a good cause.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 14, 2018, 12:00:43 PM
I'm supposed to go to the gym today and do max efforts on a front squat. Yesterday's workout was 150 double unders (which is way beyond me, but I did my portion of them even tho I couldn't string more than six in a row) and 150 dumbbell snatches which involves squatting and then throwing a dumbbell overhead.

My legs are so sore I can barely walk and I'm supposed to front squat in an hour. I guess I'm not getting another PR this week even though I really wanted two. I got one and will have to be content.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 14, 2018, 12:15:09 PM
I do not intend to do any squats today.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 14, 2018, 01:28:42 PM
Neither do I.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 14, 2018, 02:16:19 PM
I suspect today is going to be one of my 'fallow' days.  Unless sudden inspiration strikes and needs to be captured like a genie in a bottle.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 14, 2018, 02:31:03 PM
I could use a genie in a bottle.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 14, 2018, 02:44:30 PM
First step is to make sure you always have a suitable bottle available, with a secure cap.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on December 14, 2018, 04:34:52 PM
My wife is leaving me.
But she'll be back after her school union tonight.
So, I've the house to myself.
PARTY!! You're invited!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 14, 2018, 05:09:37 PM
First step is to make sure you always have a suitable bottle available, with a secure cap.

I'll keep that in mind.

Geoff, how kind of you to open your house to us. I brought drinks.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 15, 2018, 12:41:34 PM
They offered me that too Gyp, till Mark went on with his crap. I was happy just to stay and hang out to be honest.

Jameela offered it to me as well. Now that she's reprimanded me, I'm probably off of the short, or long list.


How difficult is it?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 15, 2018, 01:02:24 PM
Jameela put you on the naughty list now? Whatever did you do to her, Deb?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 16, 2018, 03:12:27 AM
Isn't it odd how one nasty person can just taint the whole experience?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2018, 09:20:55 AM
This is why the Royal Navy used to publicly flog miscreants and idlers.  And then put them ashore at the first opportunity if they persisted in their disruptive ways.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 16, 2018, 10:03:21 AM
I can think of someone who needs flogging. But let's not go there. How about just throwing a nice little party here? I'll bring wine.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2018, 10:33:16 AM
I'll bring some fancy breads and cheese.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 16, 2018, 10:39:37 AM
Sounds good. Do you have gluten-free bread (that doesn't taste like cardboard) too?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 16, 2018, 11:50:34 AM
I thought gluten free bread was going to be carb free. It isn't. What a disappointment in that little tidbit of knowing.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 16, 2018, 12:08:49 PM
I haven't a clue about carbs. I just know that I haven't had bread in ages, because all GF bread tastes horrible. So I have pancakes, brownies, flapjacks, crustless quiches... really it's horrible having to be gluten-free.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2018, 12:26:30 PM
I've not had much to do with gluten free bread.  We made one batch a week at the village bakery for an old lady.  But there's always a risk of cross contamination from ordinary bread so the owner put her in touch with  a place which made only gluten free bread, biscuits, and cakes.

After that she had a box full of assorted baked goods delivered every two or three weeks.  But it was delivered to our bakery in a very carefully packed and sealed box, because she wasn't always at home and the first time the carrier left it on her doorstep some animal or other got into it.

The carrier always made a joke about delivering bread to a bakery.  It would be fair to say it wore a bit thin after the first half dozen repetitions.  Delivery men came in three definite types; a) Taciturn, b) gabby but interesting, c) ones you wanted to strangle for wittering on about sod all, and it was always the same sod all.

=====

My youngest lass makes gluten free cakes which certainly don't taste like cardboard.  She recently made a gluten-free and dairy-free wedding cake for a friend.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 16, 2018, 12:32:18 PM
I've made some really low carb foods after finding a recipe on keto sites. But I think that they might still have gluten in them. I don't know because I don't care about that. I've baked with almond and coconut flour and don't know if either of those contain gluten.

Since going low carb, I've lost ten pounds which isn't a bad thing, but too much more weight losing will be. I'm not hungry all the time after spiking my blood sugar and so I just don't eat as much. And when I do eat, it is usually lots healthier than all the carb laden foods I was eating before.

A friend was told she had to go gluten free and found out that when she stopped eating the food she couldn't digest, she too lost weight naturally as she wasn't still eating and eating because when she did eat, it was satisfying.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 16, 2018, 08:12:29 PM
I've not had much to do with gluten free bread.  We made one batch a week at the village bakery for an old lady.  But there's always a risk of cross contamination from ordinary bread so the owner put her in touch with  a place which made only gluten free bread, biscuits, and cakes.

Yes, cross-contamination is a huge issue. Gluten are sticky, and esp. in a bakery they are everywhere. Even in the air, and they can remain air-bound for a long time.

There's exactly one gluten free bakery in my country. Or rather, it's an ordinary bakery most days, but once every two weeks they clean out everything - probably in the evening and into the night. Literally everything and then they make gluten-free bread, biscuits and cakes. You have to order in advance, of course, and your baked goods will be delivered to your door. I hear they are really good, but the thing is, it's prohibitively expensive and you need a freezer. I don't have a freezer and have no intention of buying one.


My youngest lass makes gluten free cakes which certainly don't taste like cardboard.  She recently made a gluten-free and dairy-free wedding cake for a friend.

Good job! I haven't tried making cakes yet, but my pancakes, muffins and brownies are usually quite tasty, so it's absolutely possible.


I've made some really low carb foods after finding a recipe on keto sites. But I think that they might still have gluten in them. I don't know because I don't care about that. I've baked with almond and coconut flour and don't know if either of those contain gluten.

Almond and coconut flour are GF. So are chickpea flour, corn flour, rice flour and a bunch of other flours. In theory, oat flour and buckwheat flour should be GF as well, but they are often cross-contaminated, so I can only buy them when they are certified gluten-free.


Since going low carb, I've lost ten pounds which isn't a bad thing, but too much more weight losing will be. I'm not hungry all the time after spiking my blood sugar and so I just don't eat as much. And when I do eat, it is usually lots healthier than all the carb laden foods I was eating before.

A friend was told she had to go gluten free and found out that when she stopped eating the food she couldn't digest, she too lost weight naturally as she wasn't still eating and eating because when she did eat, it was satisfying.


I'm actually hoping to be able to finally put on some weight now that I've stopped eating food I can't digest. Also, I find I'm eating more, rather than less, since I'm not bloated all the time.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 16, 2018, 10:17:14 PM
I had a workmate who was skinny as rake, and even now, in his sixties he's still like a damned beanpole.  Being over six toot tall adds to the effect.

He was strong enough despite being skinny.  When I worked with him he made a serious effort to 'bulk up' and spent a fortune on some protein shake stuff.  It came in commercial sized drums and he got through loads of it.  He coupled it with weight training and as a result he actually lost weight to the point that he looked ill instead of just skinny.

Gyppo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 17, 2018, 11:38:46 AM
Corn, rice, and any wheat flours are full of carbs which are my enemies.

I thought quinoa was going to be okay, but it is also full of carbs.

Tomorrow I finally get to go to a class to tell me how to be not diabetic. It has been almost three months since I was diagnosed. They only do this quarterly and I must have just missed the last one. But I guess it is better late than never.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 17, 2018, 11:50:02 AM
Better late than dead.

(Most bosses don't accept this as an excuse for poor timekeeping, but they might change their mind if dead people started clocking in, on time but incapable of working.)

There's probably a story in there somewhere if anyone wants to run with it.  I'll even throw in a free title, 'Dead On Time'.  I'll admit I tried it myself a few years back but wasn't too happy with the way it worked out.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 17, 2018, 02:27:20 PM
Diabetes sucks, Patti. I have to be a bit careful as well, seeing that both my mum and dad have diabetes II. My granddad had it too. Not too severely though, and none of them ever needed insulin. I think Dad doesn't have any meds either. Just the diet. Mum used to have meds, but they took her off all meds when she got diagnosed with cancer. She's on opiates now and her GP thinks she won't live to see Christmas, but I have my doubts. Last January she was told she had weeks, or months. Needless to say she's well past her "best before" date and she's still hanging on to life, even if only barely. I'll believe she's dead when she's actually died, and not a moment sooner.

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 17, 2018, 05:38:19 PM
Good Night everyone... :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 17, 2018, 06:48:27 PM
Hi Sita!


I had a workmate who was skinny as rake, and even now, in his sixties he's still like a damned beanpole.  Being over six toot tall adds to the effect.

He was strong enough despite being skinny.  When I worked with him he made a serious effort to 'bulk up' and spent a fortune on some protein shake stuff.  It came in commercial sized drums and he got through loads of it.  He coupled it with weight training and as a result he actually lost weight to the point that he looked ill instead of just skinny.

Gyppo

Sounds like me. Apart from the over six foot tall thing. And I'm not in my sixties yet. (Getting closer each year though.) That bulk up stuff really doesn't work. I once had a dietician tell me I should just start gorging on sweets and candies. That's when I decided I'd rather be skinny and healthy than buff from shoving all kinds of unhealthy stuff in my mouth.

Don't get me wrong, I like a treat every now and then. But I like healthy food better. It just tastes better.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 17, 2018, 10:20:07 PM
Hi Sita  :-*

Hey ya Dan the loser  :P :P
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 17, 2018, 10:26:53 PM
Haha! In your dreams, FF!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 17, 2018, 10:50:30 PM
We all have dreams man, some a lot weirder than others.  ;D ;D
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Post by: Dansinger on December 17, 2018, 10:58:39 PM
LOL!

well, I'm off to dreamland in a minute. Time to go have a good long look at the insides of my eyelids.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 17, 2018, 11:02:28 PM
Checking your eyelids for holes ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 17, 2018, 11:03:06 PM
Something like that, yes.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 18, 2018, 12:22:19 AM
Good night foreigners I will keep watch.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 18, 2018, 09:53:00 AM
I think that sticky, gooey gluten, is partially to blame for Alzheimers, according for some. 



I couldn't tell you what my excuse is? Just blonde.

Sometimes, the Golden rule rules!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 18, 2018, 10:54:09 AM
You're not the only one to think so, Deb. I read that too, somewhere.

My sister can't have gluten because it worsens her asthma, rosacea and psoriasis. I get digestive problems. (No need to go into detail there. :D )

Whenever I'm tempted to sin against my diet, I only have to think of how sick gluten makes me to realise it isn't worth it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 18, 2018, 12:06:00 PM
I'm allergic to losing, so here I am winning.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 18, 2018, 12:48:41 PM
You'd better go find you EpiPen, cause you're about to get an allergic reaction now, Laura.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 18, 2018, 01:10:48 PM
I'm in it to win.


I'm on meds at least for now, but just a pill. I have to pick up my refill today. I hope I remember that.
Really, I'm just on one med. And that damn diet shit.

When I act particularly stupid, I point out that I have a blond recessive gene. So it isn't a constant. Just comes and goes.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 18, 2018, 01:20:48 PM
Sounds like my 'Stealth Redhead' gene.  My sis has it too.

When we do occasionally 'flare up', seemingly out of nowhere, people have been known to say "Whoah! Where did that suddenly come from.  If you were a redhead we'd have expected it."

Sis has a pre-eruption body language 'tell' if a bunch of us are sitting around talking and someone is becoming particularly annoying.  She sinks lower and lower into her chair - she's normally a bit of a 'percher' - like a snake gathering it's coils ready to strike.

I - apparently - become coldly polite.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 18, 2018, 04:02:14 PM
I am normally a very calm and collected person. It takes a lot for me to lose my temper but when I do...I really "flare up"

And most people who are see me that angry are like "Never knew you had such a temper." ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on December 18, 2018, 04:18:51 PM
Bask in the glory of my Francinsence 8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 18, 2018, 08:44:21 PM
I - apparently - become coldly polite.

Ha! Me too. And believe it or not, but people who've seen me angry are actually intimidated by it.

Just the other day I sat in my wheelchair, happily minding my own business (putting on my rainwear before venturing outside the apartment building) and in comes a young man, who very "helpfully' asks, "Ma'am, can I help you?" WTF Ma'am? And do I bloody look like I need help?

So helpless poor little fragile cripple me barks at him, "Sod off. I'm not fucking needy." (Not polite for once, just exploding. That too, happens occasionally.) The guy visibly startles and recoils, eyes round as saucers. Realistically speaking, what could I have done to him? OK. Probably more than most people think. A wheelchair is a nice chunk of metal, and therefore can be used as a magnificent weapon. But would I have done that? Just because I felt insulted?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2018, 12:17:50 PM
I get more quiet as I get mad. When I am nearly at the whispering stage, my redhead comes out.

I actually colored my hair a nice auburn red for about 15 years. When people would poke at me I would warn, "The red hair is fake, but the Irish temper is real." Said in a harsh whisper, it usually had the desired effect. If it didn't ... well, I'm German too and all of a sudden the offender was looking like Poland.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 19, 2018, 01:08:56 PM
My heritage is so mixed, I couldn't possibly tell what I really am. French, Dutch, German, Swiss, Jewish, Frisian? Not that it really matters. I'm me, and I like me. Even when I'm mad. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2018, 01:11:03 PM
...and all of a sudden the offender was looking like Poland.

;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 19, 2018, 01:15:07 PM
Nooooo! Gyppo, you can't be stealing my win. I need my five minutes of fame.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 19, 2018, 09:23:58 PM
You've had way more than five minutes now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2018, 09:35:51 PM
So have you ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 19, 2018, 10:08:38 PM
So I did. And yet here I am again. Ready to take another five minutes or more.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 19, 2018, 11:37:18 PM
Indeed you did.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 02:44:20 AM


When I act particularly stupid, I point out that I have a blond recessive gene. So it isn't a constant. Just comes and goes.

Yeah, like waves in the rising and falling tides. Nicely played.

I like that the blonde gene is recessive because I like recess.  :o 8) ::)

Muwahahahaha! *Runs around maniacally with hands waving in the air*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2018, 06:01:29 AM
Happy birthday Deb  :-* :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 06:24:45 AM
Thanks FF.  Not here, not yet. However, I will take this gift of a win, shortly lived as it may be.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2018, 06:54:53 AM
Ha ha should have thought it would be too early
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 07:28:30 AM
To steal my win? Yes, way too early for that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2018, 08:37:23 AM
It's never too early to steal a win.  Or a horse.  The latter are best eased out of the field in the dark whilst still half asleep and susceptible to a gentle voice and an apple.

Allegedly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 09:06:03 AM
Well, you won't be hanged for stealing a win, whereas in the early days, horse theft was a hanging offense.  Barbarian as it seems.

When I worked at the Ventura County Courthouse, I had the opportunity to put on white gloves (to keep skin oil off of the old parchment) and read some of the early court ledgers and verdicts. Lots of people were hanged for stealing horses and live stalk.

I love how the letters were different, like the, 'f' and 's'. Genealogist find these differences to be the culprit of many discrepancies in archival records.


Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2018, 09:24:58 AM
Ah, the famous 'long S'.  When I was at school some of the textbooks still used it in quoted passages from historical tales.  Back when we were forced to work around the class, reading aloud, one of the girls, a fine and fluent reader whose eyes were probably always a couple of lines ahead of her spoken words, suddenly stopped dead and flatly refused to read the next sentence.

The teacher looked puzzled, but those of us who'd been reading ahead were already grinning, wondering if little miss prim was going to read the passage about someone stealing three 'fucking' piglets.

Give the girl credit, once it was explained she carried on.

Gyppo
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 10:13:30 AM
Ha! I would have been there, hoping for the same. I'm sure we've all had those impish moments.

While working as a waitress in a coffee shop, with three differently themed dining rooms, I had a slip of the lip that had the entire staff doubled over and unable to look at each other without laughing for most of one Sunday morning.

The kitchen, or line-cook's window, with the heat lamp, over a stainless steel bar, was where the cooks would put our orders when they were up. Our, line-cook's window, directly faced the dining area known as, the Pie Shop, and every word could be heard coming from and going into the kitchen through that window in the Pie Shop. The window not only kept plates hot, but acted as sort of a natural megaphone.

We served sweet-rolls that had to be heated by the cooks and served out that window. Often, we waitresses would ask the cooks if one plate or another was about up, when we, or a customer, felt they had been waiting too long to be served.

Picture a full dining room with people waiting in the lobby, fresh from Sunday Services, and a waitress, whose voice carries well, walks up to the line-cook window and yells, "Is my sweet hole hot yet?"

We had four line cooks, all of them disappeared. Crying with laughter, practically rolling on the floor. The giggles from my fellow waitresses built to uproarious guffaws, as it dawned on me what I had said and how loudly I said it.

I have this thing, when I get embarrassed, you can see the red creeping up my neck and my ears, as my cheeks turn bright red, and I can actually feel it happening, the red heat, taking over my head. I was known for it, and our line cooks teased me endlessly to try to get my ears to turn red. This, of course, only further added to their entertainment of my misspoken request for a sweet-roll.

It took awhile for everyone to regain their composure.  Luckily, I was working the back dining room and didn't have to face the Pie Shop patrons.

I was never able to completely live that one down.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mark Hoffmann on December 20, 2018, 10:47:30 AM
I bet you had a few offers to warm it up for you  :-*
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 20, 2018, 11:13:33 AM
Those guys wouldn't dare offer such a thing. I was wicked with the come-backs (all in good fun, of course...usually) and could return the embarrassment twofold. One cook was married to a waitress who was standing beside me when I said it, two others were like brothers to me, and the other was too well mannered to offer such a thing. Besides, it was well known that my boyfriend at the time could be a rather aggressive jerk.

It was not a comfortable situation. That's probably what made it so funny. Totally out of character for all of us.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2018, 12:16:19 PM
We came in second last night at trivia, we had been tied for first but lost the tie breaker question.

So I have to come here for a win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2018, 03:37:07 PM
That went well
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2018, 03:38:33 PM
Why are you awake? Go to bed.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 20, 2018, 03:52:54 PM
I opened one eye and though I seen daylight, I was wrong, aren't you lucky
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 20, 2018, 04:33:00 PM
Tiptoeing in to steal a nice little win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 20, 2018, 11:05:57 PM
More than a little, Mister.

I'm here now, tho.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 20, 2018, 11:07:02 PM
I can see that. But I'm here too, so move over, please, lady.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 20, 2018, 11:18:32 PM
I have either just totally lost an hour, between 10  and 11 PM, or I misread the clock just before 10 PM.   As I have no mysterious bumps or bruises or unexplained carpet burns, indicating an unnoticed loss of consciousness, I favour the second explanation.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2018, 03:58:34 AM
Dan called Spell a lady. I sprayed my coffee >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2018, 09:06:47 AM
Here's a screen wipe.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2018, 11:53:10 AM
Thanks maaaate  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 21, 2018, 12:06:52 PM
I AM a f*ckin lady.

Thanks, Dan.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2018, 12:20:53 PM
 :o :o

I knew that!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2018, 12:27:47 PM
As a friend of my daughter says, "A lady does not spew obscenities.  She enunciates each vowel, consonant and syllable with perfect clarity of diction, and with the appropriate volume for the circumstances." 
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2018, 12:28:45 PM
I have noticed that, it is indeed a gift
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 21, 2018, 03:43:34 PM
Dan called Spell a lady. I sprayed my coffee >:D

I'm sorry I made you spray your coffee, dear, but what else should I call her? She is every bit as much a lady as I am a gentleman. (Make of that what you will. :D )


I AM a f*ckin lady.

Thanks, Dan.

You're welcome, Patti.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 21, 2018, 07:34:19 PM
 ;D ;D

Morning sprays  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 21, 2018, 08:32:19 PM
Morning? Not over here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 21, 2018, 10:35:26 PM
Not here either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 22, 2018, 04:11:53 AM
Slow pokes
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: DGSquared on December 22, 2018, 12:55:47 PM
It's morning here and I have yet to go to bed.

Not good. I should have finished my online Christmas shopping so things will be delivered on time and I won't have to go hunt them down.

Shot me in the foot, methinks.

What's wrong with me?

Well, I'm the winner right now and that's what's important, right?

Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2018, 01:14:26 PM
Very important. I'm glad you got that part under control.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 02:02:54 PM
I have to agree. Winning is very important. That's why I'm doing it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2018, 07:02:01 PM
Well...  You've had a fair run at it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 22, 2018, 07:17:06 PM
None of you do it well
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 07:29:09 PM
Look who's talking!  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2018, 07:38:16 PM
But most of us have Dracula like tendencies, rising from the dead as soon as someone else spills blood.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 07:54:41 PM
Maybe that's because we are writers.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 22, 2018, 08:25:21 PM
Maybe. I don't often show my eye teeth but when I do..... :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 09:49:58 PM
Just watched Bad Santa 2 on Netflix.  :o

And I'm winning again. :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2018, 09:58:49 PM
Not exactly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2018, 10:04:04 PM
It comes and goes so quickly.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2018, 10:05:55 PM
True
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 22, 2018, 10:27:54 PM
And yet we keep trying.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 22, 2018, 10:41:16 PM
But only sporadically as the day runs down like a tired clockwork mouse.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 10:48:33 PM
Yes, I should be in bed by now, but here I am. Still on the couch, listening to music and busy being possessed by my sweet boy Mozart. Can't possibly get up now.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 22, 2018, 10:50:54 PM
The day is young, I have the time and the patience. Well, the time anyway  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 22, 2018, 10:56:17 PM
And Mozart's still keeping me warm, and purring so loudly you can probably hear him down-under.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 23, 2018, 04:17:49 AM
Ah so that's what it was  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2018, 09:01:27 AM
I may as well start the day with a win.  That way I'll have something good to look back upon if later it all goes to hell in a handcart.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 11:36:41 AM
OK, Gyp. You had your time on the podium. You can sit down now and I'll take over from you. You deserve a rest.  ;)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 12:56:30 PM
I deserve a win, so I will take it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 12:57:25 PM
Sorry, Patti.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 12:58:31 PM
I doubt your sincerity there, buster.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 12:59:44 PM
How can you doubt that, sister? I'm the most honest and sincere man on earth.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 01:01:37 PM
I'm sorry. I think I misread something here.


now let me win in peace
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 01:03:10 PM
Peace be with you then. But in the meantime, I'll take myself a little win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 01:04:33 PM
This is not going well for me.

It's as bad as lumpy cream in my coffee.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 01:09:04 PM
Well, run off to the grocery shop then. I'll keep watch here on the podium.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 01:10:04 PM
I'm still in my bathrobe. It is only eight AM here, so that's not a horrible thing.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 01:11:32 PM
Only eight? It's almost a quarter past two over here. Have to go visit Mum and Dad soon. Just waiting for the ex to pick me up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2018, 01:51:43 PM
I have to go out in a while.  I must remember to put my trousers on.   It was warm enough this morning, despite the grey and horrible looking sky, that I didn't feel the need to get fully dressed properly first thing.  One of the advantages of living on your tod.

I dare say someone would comment if they saw me at the bus stop sans trousers.  Old man's legs sticking out from under a Cammo jacket would be a bit obvious.  But there are those who 'wouldn't like to make a fuss'.

If I get really absent minded I can always put a notice on the inside of the door, 'ARE YOU DRESSED PROPERLY?'

But that might stop me from opening the door first thing to quickly bring in the milk in my underwear.  Which is, admittedly, a funny place to keep your milk.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 23, 2018, 02:55:19 PM
Hi everyone...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 03:20:22 PM
I have been to the store and purchased fresh milk. I brewed a single cup of Black Rifle coffee and added some of the non curdling milk. Ahhhh.

Frankly, even better than a win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2018, 05:10:45 PM
Apparently I have another parallel life even I'm not aware of.

There was a man at the bus station today who insisted he knew me.  He said I worked at the railway works and that my name was Pete.  It seems we worked together for years.

Even when I told him I wasn't Pete he was quite convinced that I was, but probably had some reason for pretending not to be.  "Fair enough, have it your own way.  But I know who you are."

Maybe 'Pete' is the one my Brother in Law saw the other day in the distance and thought was me.  "He had the same grey hair, ponytail, and beard.  But not your clothes.

Maybe he's the old biker chap my sister sees sometimes passing by in town and briefly thinks is me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: geoffnelder on December 23, 2018, 05:46:38 PM
Gyppo, I wrote a scifi thriller short called Doppelgangster once based on your kind of experience.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 07:47:06 PM
I really like to think there's only one of me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 23, 2018, 08:35:54 PM
I'm sure there's only one of me.  But perhaps the one lives simultaneous lives in different narrative threads of this great adventure we call life.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 23, 2018, 08:44:25 PM
If there is another one of me, I wish it would stop by and do some house cleaning here.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 23, 2018, 09:35:28 PM
If there was another of me, I'd have to kill him, and that would land me in jail.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2018, 12:58:23 AM
I could use a double to do all the work I don't want to do so I could do all the play I already do and not feel guilty about it.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 24, 2018, 06:35:57 AM
Me too ;D I really wish I had a double to do house chores and deal with all the upsets the students cause in college.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 24, 2018, 11:15:14 AM
You ladies baffle me.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2018, 12:39:45 PM
Ooh, if there was another one of me we could go shopping together! Plus, double shot at the lottery.

Merry Christmas Eve, folks.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 24, 2018, 01:03:05 PM
I would like to win this thread.


I HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 24, 2018, 01:52:10 PM
...for a while...
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 24, 2018, 02:09:28 PM
Always just for a while. But it's fun while it lasts.  8)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 24, 2018, 04:16:00 PM
Merry Christmas Everyone  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 24, 2018, 05:00:22 PM
And to you as well, Sita :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 24, 2018, 07:17:57 PM
Didn't we already have the Merry Christmas thread for that?  ???
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 24, 2018, 10:41:09 PM
Celebration Slither:  It's like Mission Creep where a simple directive becomes an all encompassing morass.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 24, 2018, 11:23:02 PM
Christmas seems to have a way of doing that, eh?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 25, 2018, 12:36:16 AM
And then, BOOM, it's gone.

A friend posted a picture of the local Walgreens Valentine's candy display already up.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Mastafrank on December 25, 2018, 06:29:17 AM
I get sarcastic ::)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 25, 2018, 08:30:47 AM
Ho ho ho! Here I am, and the podium is mine!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 25, 2018, 09:16:44 AM
I stuck a black and white picture of a collection of humbugs on my door yesterday.  Eldest lass was highly amused when they arrived and saw it.

"See, Alma.  Grandad has put up one decoration on his door."
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 25, 2018, 11:34:42 AM
Bah, humbug!
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 25, 2018, 11:46:10 AM
Looks like Uncle Scrooge found his way into this thread :D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 25, 2018, 11:54:43 AM
Enjoy your humbugs, Gyppo. I've got hot cocoa started and I'm prepping breakfast for when my girls show up with their beaus. Little Lorelei is 4 this year. I made sure to have sparkly things around the house.She loves sparkly.

Merry Christmas.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 25, 2018, 11:58:11 AM
All is quiet here. Got the fine china put away already and plan on leftovers for the next few days.

Having been a nurse the whole time my kids were growing up, I know the difficulties of working on the holidays. Craig was hoping all was quiet and they wouldn't get called out and Frankie then said, "But then you could have stayed home." It's so difficult to explain that those of us who choose to put ourselves in the way of disaster will sometimes find it but always be grateful when we don't.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 25, 2018, 11:16:31 PM
That kind of work doesn't do holidays. It's always there. My mum is terminally ill, doesn't eat, drinks maybe half a cup of liquid a day and can't leave her bed anymore. A nurse comes three times a day to change her diaper and make sure she's as comfortable as possible. They don't just skip a day because it's Christmas.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2018, 11:57:32 AM
Those pesky hospitals and what not are open every single day.


I hope your mother is being kept as comfortable as possible. I also hope you are doing well.

My father's death was protracted and messy. My mother's was quick and we hope painless for her. Both were difficult in their own ways for us. I hope your siblings and you are finding comfort in each other and able to take care of your father as well.

Hugs to you, my friend.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 26, 2018, 12:54:14 PM
That kind of work doesn't do holidays. It's always there. My mum is terminally ill, doesn't eat, drinks maybe half a cup of liquid a day and can't leave her bed anymore. A nurse comes three times a day to change her diaper and make sure she's as comfortable as possible. They don't just skip a day because it's Christmas.

Sorry about your mother.  Hope she is kept as comfortable as possible.
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Post by: Dansinger on December 26, 2018, 01:02:35 PM
Thanks, Patti and Sita.

My mum's been dying for months now, and she looks worse than anything I've ever seen - except in pictures of the holocaust. Though to be honest, some people in those pictures looked like they were thriving in comparison to this. It's truly horrid to have to witness someone dying that way. You don't even wish that on your worst enemy. I imagine your father's death must have been a little (or maybe a lot) like that.

Mum's as comfortable as can be, I think. She has a special bed, special "air mattress" in which the air compartments constantly change in how pumped up they are (I hope I'm making sense here, as I don't really know how to describe it), and she's on opiates. Not the stuff that will make her heart stop - though to be honest, at this stage I think we'd all welcome that - and she's in her own home, with Dad as her constant carer. It's very hard on Dad, and I fear for him once she's gone. I wouldn't be surprised at all if he'd go shortly after. The way he looks at her, even now, is both beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. The love in his eyes. This total commitment, bordering on devotion. I'm very fond of Dad, so it hurts me to see how much he must hurt.

My older sister is a psychotic and she's not dealing well with this whole situation. It's in and out of the mental hospital with her. But she's on different meds now, and we've noticed some improvement for the first time in years. There's more melody in her voice, and you can actually have a real conversation with her now. We're hoping this medicine will finally be the right one for her. Still, she's gonna take it really hard when Mum finally kicks that bucket.

Younger sister is dealing well with it, considering she goes to visit Mum and Dad every day as she lives close by and wants to give both Mum and Dad all the support she can. My ex and I visit every weekend. But we (little sister, brother in law, ex and I) are all tired of it. Our lives have been on hold ever since the doctors told her - a year ago now - that she'd have weeks, or maybe months to live. Well, she made a liar out of that man. She's a tough bugger, and always has been. She cheated death so many times, and even now, she keeps that game up, or so it seems. But I honestly want my life back now. And so do my sister, brother in law and ex.

I know this sounds harsh and unfeeling. It isn't. Not really. But it's time the suffering stopped.
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 26, 2018, 04:00:58 PM
I understand completely.

What surprised me most when Dad finally died was that it hurt as much as it did. I thought I was all done grieving, but there was still some left for the final act. Even though that final act was a true blessing for him and for all of us.

Sudden death has a whole different aspect to it and whole different coping mechanism. At least it did in my experience.
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Post by: Dansinger on December 26, 2018, 10:13:25 PM
I agree. Sudden death if vastly different. It's shock, it's harsh and hits you like a rock. But the grieving is clean. You do it once, and when you're done grieving you're done. There's no protracted grieving. No over and over and over again.
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 27, 2018, 12:04:08 PM
On a more pleasant note, I wasn't killed in the trivia event of the year.

I didn't wear the proper clothing to stand out there in the cold for twenty to thirty minutes, so we sat in the car and watched all the excitement, just like two old farts. We did stay out of everyone's way like that.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 27, 2018, 05:02:31 PM
Good thing you could sit in the car and stay warm. Glad you're alright.  :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 27, 2018, 05:45:48 PM
Won last night and now winning here. What a day.
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Post by: sitalakshmi on December 27, 2018, 06:31:01 PM
I'm sorry to take the win from you ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 27, 2018, 07:38:10 PM
No you're not. And I'm not sorry to take the win from you either.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 27, 2018, 07:38:40 PM
Sorry, a weird word ay
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2018, 07:42:26 PM
It's a bit like opening a conversation with 'I don't want to offend you, but...'
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 27, 2018, 07:44:58 PM
 ;D ;D

Zacally mate
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Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2018, 08:19:27 PM
Zacally?  Looks like a bit of Cornish has rubbed off on Fly.  She'll be saying 'dreckly' next.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 27, 2018, 08:38:20 PM
Zacally, dreckly... beautiful words!

Winning words.  8)
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Post by: Firefly on December 27, 2018, 10:30:40 PM
 ;D ;D

Only lingo I know mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 27, 2018, 11:09:05 PM
Dreckly (directly) is an incredibly flexible word to the Cornish.  If you meet someone down town and mention you have something at home for him/her to look at, or pick up, they'll respond with "I'll see you dreckly."  To the uninitiated this means you may as well get back home because they'll be along soon.

It doesn't, and if what they really mean is they'll be along 'dreckly they've got time' it could stretch to months before you see them again.

'Dreckly minute' probably means within the next hour.  Somewhere near the top of their mental 'to do' list

'Dreckly second' usually means pretty much what it says.  If you try to interrupt a fight between a Cornishman/woman and someone else they may snap out "I'll deal with you dreckly second."  If you don't want a fight yourself that's a good time to back off, because once the first victim is out of action they'll turn on you with equal enthusiasm.

"He turnt like a viper" is how bystanders will describe it as they change their target with snake like rapidity.  The same phrase is used to describe what happens when those who seem placid and easygoing suddenly turn into homicidal maniacs without any warning.

This ability is quite highly respected.  Most folks will show signs of 'getting teasy', (wound up), before they snap.  I'd call it the 'bristle and growl' stage myself.

They'll probably send a Janner hit squad after me, 'sometime dreckly' for explaining this.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 28, 2018, 12:09:06 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 12:21:48 AM
Nothing to worry about then, Gyp. By the time dreckly arrives, they should have forgotten all about it.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 28, 2018, 02:17:34 AM
I'm winning now, not dreckly  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2018, 07:17:07 AM
But I came along dreckly and found this win lying around unattended.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 28, 2018, 08:43:28 AM
Ratz to that bit of good luck mate
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 09:02:30 AM
My turn!
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Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2018, 12:15:48 PM
And now mine.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 01:16:32 PM
In your dreams, lady. In your dreams.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on December 28, 2018, 01:57:30 PM
My turn to win ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2018, 03:11:27 PM
As long as we all share ...


Now, go away and let me win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 05:58:39 PM
Move over. My turn again.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2018, 06:02:22 PM
Having spent a thoroughly good  and computer free day with my grandaughter I am now back.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 06:04:49 PM
Computer free days are good. (So why don't you go and spend a nice computer free evening as well, and leave the podium to me?  ;) )
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2018, 06:09:00 PM
Good try.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 28, 2018, 07:07:09 PM
He is a trier but not a winner
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2018, 08:40:08 PM
"Sez oo?"
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 28, 2018, 11:25:09 PM
Says the multitudinous masses who posted after him.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 28, 2018, 11:26:17 PM
I'm a bloody winner. For now anyway.  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 28, 2018, 11:58:38 PM
This is probably my last shot on this thread before going to bed.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 29, 2018, 05:31:51 AM
Damn tootin
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2018, 06:21:13 AM
Yeah, I don't care much for that tootin' either
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 29, 2018, 09:07:28 AM
I am partial to winning, as I am the King or Queen but I am no Princess  :o
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2018, 10:46:58 AM
No Shrinking Violet either.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2018, 12:30:38 PM
Is she a shrinking anything?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 29, 2018, 02:38:12 PM
What do I care about shrinking? I only want to win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2018, 03:16:56 PM
Either my shirts shrunk or my muscles grew. Shrinkage is bad. Muscles are good.

Winning is better.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Dansinger on December 29, 2018, 03:26:26 PM
Muscles are good. Winning is better. I win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 29, 2018, 05:12:59 PM
Up until now this was an undisputed fact.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 29, 2018, 07:39:26 PM
I won
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 29, 2018, 11:20:30 PM
And then you lost.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Laura on December 31, 2018, 01:19:55 PM
She doesn't care. She already jumped ahead to 2019.

How is it there, Future Woman?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2018, 02:19:43 PM
I still have approximately nine hours and forty minutes of the old year left.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on December 31, 2018, 02:55:44 PM
Isn't even noon yet here. I have plenty of time to ... what? Wait. That's it. I'm waiting. Patiently. I am a very good patient waiter type person. My time is expansive. I don't mind at all.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 31, 2018, 05:39:30 PM
4.38 am here, busted right into New Year you losers

Happy New year Forumites  :-*
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Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2018, 07:18:10 PM
Happy New year Forumites  :-*

Back in 1968 there were no Forumites, but this tune nearly fits ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83Y2hv-3UCM
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on December 31, 2018, 10:26:24 PM
 ;D ;D

Not a bad old choon this one Gyp
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on December 31, 2018, 11:24:26 PM
That's what I thought.  Though if memory serves correctly I remember getting pissed off with hearing it nearly every damn place I went ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 12:00:24 AM
Happy New Year win
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2019, 12:24:46 AM
But it won't last a year ;-)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 12:40:12 AM
First one of the year will do me. (Gawd! Somebody do me!)  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2019, 01:50:03 AM
I can do you in, does that help? >:D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 02:01:24 AM
I can do you in,


In, what? A teddy? Sussies?

What kinda place is this anyways?

 ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Firefly on January 01, 2019, 02:41:59 AM
You need to ask?  ;D
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 03:07:46 AM
Always
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Post by: sitalakshmi on January 01, 2019, 08:01:18 AM
Happy New Year Everyone :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Gyppo on January 01, 2019, 09:14:26 AM
I can do you in,

What kinda place is this anyways?


It's a unique environment, full of a glorious collection of misfits who somehow manage to work together.  Generally without killing each other.

We have a shared love of words, although we sometimes make mistakes.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 10:11:27 AM
I've missed this.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2019, 12:56:13 PM
Get the hell off my podium you .... people.

Ahhh, basking in the glory of the win. As it should be.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 01:00:57 PM
Ahem. Possession is nine tenths of my win.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Spell Chick on January 01, 2019, 01:01:45 PM
What percentage of your loss?
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 01:28:50 PM
Still delusional, I see.
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: sitalakshmi on January 01, 2019, 02:31:51 PM
I like winning :)
Title: Re: The last person to post here wins
Post by: Granda on January 01, 2019, 03:08:19 PM
I like winning


Well now I'm back, I hope you can like your new status.
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Post by: Spell Chi