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Title: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-23, 17:36:25
For all of us devotees of Opera's Random Chat thread...Pop and and share with the group!

First let me say many thanks to Frenzie for providing us with this space to continue meeting and chatting with all of the old friends from Opera, and maybe make some new ones.

I get the feeling we're going gain a whole new appreciation for the Hebrews of old wandering the desert...hehehe...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-23, 17:55:55
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Ffiles.myopera.com%2FTamil%2FSmilies%2FCrazy2.gif&hash=d75cedef79e58503072418f27db98533" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://files.myopera.com/Tamil/Smilies/Crazy2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-23, 18:05:41
Hope you can find a nice corner to fit your drinks cabinet into.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-23, 18:16:29
Aha! found him (http://my.opera.com/leirom/about/)  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-23, 18:26:27
Too late I already figured it out.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-23, 19:59:12

Hope you can find a nice corner to fit your drinks cabinet into.  ;D

Plenty of room...I'll just stop wearing clothes and will leave the dresser and chest of drawers behind... ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-23, 20:24:42

Plenty of room...I'll just stop wearing clothes

Oh great, there was a vision in my mind I could have really done without.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-11-23, 21:44:23


Plenty of room...I'll just stop wearing clothes

Oh great, there was a vision in my mind I could have really done without.  :P



Haha! And to think I would of missed y'alls conversations.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-11-24, 00:05:35



Plenty of room...I'll just stop wearing clothes

Oh great, there was a vision in my mind I could have really done without.  :P

O-oh! Don't wanna see expatri hangin' around on this thread without his clothes on  :P

Ahh...good to see familiar faces here! Howdy everyone  :)


Haha! And to think I would of missed y'alls conversations.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-24, 00:14:22


Plenty of room...I'll just stop wearing clothes

Oh great, there was a vision in my mind I could have really done without.  :P

Consider it payback for that time you did it to me...hehehe...

Good to see folks finding their way in here... ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-24, 05:22:17
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-11-24, 05:26:35

Is that a dog or a rabbit on Mandi's avatar?


Those are/were my weiners. Err.....I mean weiner dogs (Dachshunds).  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-24, 05:43:24
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-11-24, 06:00:45
Lol. They were cuddling on my lap. The tan one's head was on the other one's head.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-24, 12:17:28

Consider it payback for that time you did it to me...hehehe...

I guess I'll have to as the cheque you promised never arrived.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-24, 15:25:21

Lol. They were cuddling on my lap. The tan one's head was on the other one's head.

Does that mean that you're Satan, Mandi? Because you know; Dachshunds are Satan's lap dogs... ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-24, 15:27:25


Consider it payback for that time you did it to me...hehehe...

I guess I'll have to as the cheque you promised never arrived.  :P

Pretty sure that payback is what was promised (since I don't say "cheque"). Promise kept!  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-24, 20:20:32

Pretty sure that payback is what was promised (since I don't say "cheque"). Promise kept!  ;D

Bet you do. Check or cheque sounds exactly the same. Unless you have a garlic stuffed olive in your mouth at the time of course, what that sounds like is anyone's guess.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-24, 21:02:29


Pretty sure that payback is what was promised (since I don't say "cheque"). Promise kept!  ;D

Bet you do. Check or cheque sounds exactly the same. Unless you have a garlic stuffed olive in your mouth at the time of course, what that sounds like is anyone's guess.  ;)

It's the sound of delicious... ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-11-25, 07:25:47

Does that mean that you're Satan, Mandi? Because you know; Dachshunds are Satan's lap dogs... ;D


Hmmmm....there's a thought. Maybe. Maybe not. What color are the devil's eyes?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-25, 12:27:24


Does that mean that you're Satan, Mandi? Because you know; Dachshunds are Satan's lap dogs... ;D


Hmmmm....there's a thought. Maybe. Maybe not. What color are the devil's eyes?

As red as the molten core of the bowels of the earth (apparently there's no Visine in hell)...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-25, 12:57:39


Bet you do. Check or cheque sounds exactly the same. Unless you have a garlic stuffed olive in your mouth at the time of course, what that sounds like is anyone's guess.  ;)

It's the sound of delicious... ;D

Should have really seen that answer coming shouldn't I.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-11-25, 13:05:09



Does that mean that you're Satan, Mandi? Because you know; Dachshunds are Satan's lap dogs... ;D


Hmmmm....there's a thought. Maybe. Maybe not. What color are the devil's eyes?

As red as the molten core of the bowels of the earth (apparently there's no Visine in hell)...


Then the answer to your question is no. Lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-25, 17:45:56



Bet you do. Check or cheque sounds exactly the same. Unless you have a garlic stuffed olive in your mouth at the time of course, what that sounds like is anyone's guess.  ;)

It's the sound of delicious... ;D

Should have really seen that answer coming shouldn't I.   ;D

Yes...you should have. Maybe you're still disoriented by the move to the new forum... ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-25, 17:47:39




Does that mean that you're Satan, Mandi? Because you know; Dachshunds are Satan's lap dogs... ;D


Hmmmm....there's a thought. Maybe. Maybe not. What color are the devil's eyes?

As red as the molten core of the bowels of the earth (apparently there's no Visine in hell)...


Then the answer to your question is no. Lol

Then you should perform and exorcism to banish the hell-hounds before they deliver you to their dark lord...hehehe...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-25, 20:27:08

Yes...you should have. Maybe you're still disoriented by the move to the new forum... ;)


Trying to follow 2 places as the same time is bound to disorientate anybody.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-11-26, 03:48:31
* me confused and disorientated from trying to be in 2 Forums at the same time *
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-27, 01:07:03
*me confused by seeing that green thingie.... then realised it's just a favicon* o_O


..... and finally got the clock right! :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-11-27, 03:00:15
What green thingie?? *me confused again*

I see that Luxor is a Moderator on this forum.  8)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-27, 12:34:47
Someones keeping an eye on you all from the top of the wardrobe.


(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HCyWY3.jpg&hash=9284d0c47e78fe235c55526e1b8b7176" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-11-27, 14:29:46
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-27, 14:49:16

I owe royalties to him now. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F88902520%2Fav%2Fmyp%2Fworried.png&hash=0b57e7e64ceb6bc978eb9c2760ae3ac6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88902520/av/myp/worried.png)



Think he will let that one pass for free seeing as my wife just took it on her mobile.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-27, 14:56:33
*gives Bailey cookies*

Quote
An international discussion forum for debating everything under the sun and then some.

No mention of conspiracy theories, can Bailey do something about it.... :D :P :BOO:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-11-27, 14:59:51
Blame Belfrager (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=23.msg530#msg530). But don't you think conspiracy theories are covered under "them some"? :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ohme on 2013-11-27, 15:13:35
*perfect*
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-29, 16:06:31
Apparently Nixie has gotten it into her head that there is some vast conspiracy surrounding the door between the kitchen and the garage. She has taken to parking herself in front of it, occasionily railing plaintively against it or just perching in front of it, casting the odd look of reproach my way when I come into the kitchen.

Discovering whole new shades of weird with this kitty... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-29, 18:04:59

Discovering whole new shades of weird with this kitty... ::)

Maybe she can hear a mouse scuttling about in the garage, it's a possibility you know.  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-29, 22:42:59


Discovering whole new shades of weird with this kitty... ::)

Maybe she can hear a mouse scuttling about in the garage, it's a possibility you know.  :D

Naw...all the mice are in the basement, where Clint rules over them with an iron paw... ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-30, 11:33:36

Naw...all the mice are in the basement, where Clint rules over them with an iron paw... ;D

So he thinks. Have you never seen the great escape?  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-11-30, 15:58:27


Naw...all the mice are in the basement, where Clint rules over them with an iron paw... ;D

So he thinks. Have you never seen the great escape?  :P

Yes I have, several times. Surprised you have though (or did you just hear about it from someone who saw it).
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-11-30, 17:07:19

Yes I have, several times. Surprised you have though (or did you just hear about it from someone who saw it).

It seems like it's on TV every Xmas over here and bank holiday weekends too so kind of hard to miss.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-03, 15:11:48
Thread renamed to "Random chat" so as not to put off any new members from joining in as " MyOpera Orphans Random Chat" possibly could.
Get chatting and introduce your games to the board.  :D

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-03, 16:05:55
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-03, 16:58:50

Is it just me or most mentions of "Opera" are getting eradicated from the board?



Cant say I noticed, but maybe it's just getting mentioned less as there's no point flogging a dead horse.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-03, 17:40:23
Is it just me or most mentions of "Opera" are getting eradicated from the board?
I doubt anything's being eradicated. But what do you want to say about Opera?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Macallan on 2013-12-03, 17:54:13

Is it just me or most mentions of "Opera" are getting eradicated from the board?
I doubt anything's being eradicated. But what do you want to say about Opera?

I'd had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was 'That piece of halibut was good enough for Opera'!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-04, 10:47:29

I'd had a lovely supper, and all I said to my wife was 'That piece of halibut was good enough for Opera'!



;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-06, 19:15:35
Where have you lounge chatters gone, cat got your tongue or something?  ???
Going to have to send out a search party (AKA Bailey) to round you all up.  ;D 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-06, 19:37:53
They're probably looking the cat out of the tree (Dutch idiom). :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-06, 19:39:30
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-06, 20:26:26
Thanksgiving? I thought your My Opera profile said you were from eastern Europe. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-07, 11:45:14

I've not had a cat for about 13 years, and wouldn't even know how to treat one anymore without advice.

With kindness, food and tickles. if the cat decides that you are good enough to be his/her slave that is.  ;D


I've litle to say on other topics than Opera, and I could never survive being opposed in a debate, without breaking up. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F88902520%2Fav%2Fmyp%2Fworried.png&hash=0b57e7e64ceb6bc978eb9c2760ae3ac6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88902520/av/myp/worried.png) (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F88902520%2Fav%2Fmyp%2Fcoffee.png&hash=d863123c11bccf7873cef8dbbdc67624" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88902520/av/myp/coffee.png)



The random chat thread is not really a place for serious debate. Think of it more as a place like a pub where you meet the regulars and just have a brief chat as your passing someone on your way to the bar. Trivial and inane chat where you can have a laugh for a few minutes.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-07, 16:38:34

Where have you lounge chatters gone, cat got your tongue or something?  ???

I tend to be more of a responder than an initiator in the chats, and the halibut/Opera joke missed it's mark with me...>insert shrug emoticon here<
But hey...can always catch folks up and see where it takes us. Things are fine here now that I've replaced my wifi router. Stupid Belkin POS kept dropping its connection and all of the physical ports were dead. So replaced it with a nice new Linksys EA3500. Hopefully that will hold up better for all of my wifi devices in the house.

I ordered it when I ordered my holiday gift to myself; the complete Dark Shadow series... ;D Black Friday brought the price down to the reasonable range so I snatched it up. Gotta love Amazon!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-07, 17:27:52


I tend to be more of a responder than an initiator in the chats, and the halibut/Opera joke missed it's mark with me...>insert shrug emoticon here<



By heck I thought you would have known that one.  Here's a clue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_hlMK7tCks).  ;)

But hey...can always catch folks up and see where it takes us.


That's the spirit.   :)


Things are fine here now that I've replaced my wifi router. Stupid Belkin POS kept dropping its connection and all of the physical ports were dead. So replaced it with a nice new Linksys EA3500. Hopefully that will hold up better for all of my wifi devices in the house.


Guess I've been lucky with my Belkin then, it replaced a Netgear POS that wouldn't hold a wireless signal for more than 5 minutes, ISP supplied of course so par for the course with them.  ::)


I ordered it when I ordered my holiday gift to myself; the complete Dark Shadow series... ;D Black Friday brought the price down to the reasonable range so I snatched it up. Gotta love Amazon!


Definitely, they even do Black Friday here now, unfortunately there was nothing I really wanted. Didn't stop me looking for something though.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-07, 19:15:24
Guess I've been lucky with my Belkin then, it replaced a Netgear POS that wouldn't hold a wireless signal for more than 5 minutes, ISP supplied of course so par for the course with them.

I have an ASUS RT-N16 on which I run TomatoUSB. It's significantly better than any commercial router software I ever saw. (Okay, technically if you get a real, proper router (http://routerboard.com/) I'm sure it's decent enough, but I'm talking about affordable stuff here.)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-07, 19:27:12

I have an ASUS RT-N16 on which I run TomatoUSB. It's significantly better than any commercial router software I ever saw. (Okay, technically if you get a real, proper router (http://routerboard.com/) I'm sure it's decent enough, but I'm talking about affordable stuff here.)



My definition of affordable = cheap.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-07, 19:48:15
Perhaps. I bought a relatively expensive PSU, but with 80+-rated efficiency and just the general expected longevity of the product (7 year warranty) it might well be cheaper and thus more affordable in the long run. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if I already made back most of the money compared to my previous, less efficient PSU.

That being said, for the most part I believe more in investing in quality peripherals, like a good (mechanical) keyboard. After all, my keyboard might last for decades yet, while my computer, or at least my motherboard, CPU, probably GPU, and RAM, will be replaced sometime in the next few years. Since my computer's from '07, I have to say it's not starting to feel slow yet. I should add, the SSD I stuck in last year certainly helped an awful lot with that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-07, 20:06:34

That being said, for the most part I believe more in investing in quality peripherals



Yes I know what you mean. I tend not to scrimp and save when it comes to computers and Hi-Fi as I'm a firm believer that in those two cases you get what you pay for. Other things though I'm not so fussy about.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-07, 20:28:00
For audio I have one of the cheaper but decent Yamaha systems. Incidentally, I also acquired it in '07. I got a fairly good deal on it because it was the older generation hardware, which was being replaced with a newer version. Of course it was mostly the exact same hardware but without a few silly new features added. It should serve me fine for many years to come.

My biggest bane right now is the 19" LCD monitor I bought with the computer in '07. The thing is, I'd want 1920x1200 or better, and with the 4k stuff* and Apple's "Retina" displays I'm thinking better might at some point in the not-too-far-off future even become affordable, so I'm waiting it out either until that moment comes or until this monitor breaks. Simply put, I want significantly higher PPI. I don't like Apple, but at least they seem to have halted the race for lower and lower resolutions the past few years.

* 3840 is not 4000, dammit!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-08, 12:55:57
Why the quest for a higher resolution Frenzie? Do you do much graphic work or are you a PC gamer?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-08, 14:12:03
Because a higher resolution means clearer and thus easier to read text. Most things I do on the computer are based around text. I call 10px text starting to get harder to read on my screen, also on a 1920*1200 screen, yet on paper text of a similar size and smaller is still easy to read. And I'm talking any distance, whether close to my eyes or with my arms stretched. Working in serif fonts on my monitor? Yuck, except on paper I think serifs improve readability. Basically, if you browse a bit on an iPad you can see why people like them, even though they're fairly useless: the screen is just so much better and clearer than your average computer monitor. It's better even compared to a pretty nice IPS desktop monitor, and most of that difference is in the PPI. A PDF document can be perfectly readable on an iPad, while on desktop monitors it'll look somewhat blurry.

What I want from my monitor is that it at least approach the readability of low-quality print. My phone does that, but it's way too small. A tablet might do it, but what use is a tablet when I'm actually trying to do something? I clearly need something like a decent tablet panel, except aimed at the desktop. And preferably, without paying a fortune for it because I'm not overly concerned about color accuracy. Sure, the more the better, but most panels today have better color accuracy than most panels 7 years ago.

Surely something like an iPad panel without all the excess hardware and without the size constraints could make a reasonably-priced desktop monitor? Heck, people even make them in their spare time (http://emerythacks.blogspot.ca/2013/04/connecting-ipad-retina-lcd-to-pc.html). And heck, I'd buy a new GPU to drive that thing if dual-link DVI weren't enough, although I think 2560*1600 on 24 inch would serve well enough.

In short, the monitor is the missing aspect of my computing experience. Before my current Core 2 Duo processor, I always wanted a faster CPU. That problem's been mostly eliminated. Before my SSD, I also always wanted a faster HDD. That too has been solved sufficiently. Far too low PPI has now also been more or less fixed, but only on useless devices.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-08, 16:01:13



I tend to be more of a responder than an initiator in the chats, and the halibut/Opera joke missed it's mark with me...>insert shrug emoticon here<



By heck I thought you would have known that one.  Here's a clue (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_hlMK7tCks).  ;)


Quite right; I should have known that one. Rather embarrassed with myself. For my penance, should I watch the complete TV series or all of the movies (all of which...of course...I have on DVD)?



...my holiday gift to myself; the complete Dark Shadow series... ;D Black Friday brought the price down to the reasonable range so I snatched it up. Gotta love Amazon!


Definitely, they even do Black Friday here now, unfortunately there was nothing I really wanted. Didn't stop me looking for something though.  ;D


I hope the Black Friday there isn't the horrible, barbaric spectacle it is here.

Sadly the collection has not yet arrived. Oddest thing, the notification that it has shipped gave an arrival date of between Dec. 6 - Dec 23! What the heck kind of arrival date range is that? Over 2 weeks?!?! What the fudge???
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-08, 17:46:06


Quite right; I should have known that one. Rather embarrassed with myself. For my penance, should I watch the complete TV series or all of the movies (all of which...of course...I have on DVD)?


I could think of worse ways to serve a penance than watching a bit of Monty Python.  ;D


I hope the Black Friday there isn't the horrible, barbaric spectacle it is here.

Sadly the collection has not yet arrived. Oddest thing, the notification that it has shipped gave an arrival date of between Dec. 6 - Dec 23! What the heck kind of arrival date range is that? Over 2 weeks?!?! What the fudge???


I ordered something for Xmas from Amazon a couple of days ago and when I  received the email informing me it had been dispatched it said the expected delivery date is the 26th January. My reaction was much like yours a definitive WTF! but on checking the details of the seller I discovered that it's coming from Hong Kong.  ??? Should really have checked that little detail before I placed my order. :-[
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-08, 17:54:13
Stuff from Hong Kong usually gets here within 3-4 weeks, although on occasion it has taken up to 6.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-08, 18:07:44
I wouldn't be at all surprised if it arrives in plenty of time for Xmas. It's the stuff being delivered from elsewhere in the UK I should probably concern myself with.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-08, 23:20:50



Quite right; I should have known that one. Rather embarrassed with myself. For my penance, should I watch the complete TV series or all of the movies (all of which...of course...I have on DVD)?


I could think of worse ways to serve a penance than watching a bit of Monty Python.  ;D


Let the penance fit the crime, I say!  ;)



I hope the Black Friday there isn't the horrible, barbaric spectacle it is here.

Sadly the collection has not yet arrived. Oddest thing, the notification that it has shipped gave an arrival date of between Dec. 6 - Dec 23! What the heck kind of arrival date range is that? Over 2 weeks?!?! What the fudge???


I ordered something for Xmas from Amazon a couple of days ago and when I  received the email informing me it had been dispatched it said the expected delivery date is the 26th January. My reaction was much like yours a definitive WTF! but on checking the details of the seller I discovered that it's coming from Hong Kong.  ??? Should really have checked that little detail before I placed my order. :-[


At least you got a set date. Mine basically tells me "spend the next 2 weeks hovering over your mailbox." :(

But hey; at least I didn't have to go out and shop. People are animals here on Black Friday. Pepper spray, tasers...all sorts of assaults. All for the season of peace and love...>sheesh<... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-09, 13:06:20

But hey; at least I didn't have to go out and shop. People are animals here on Black Friday. Pepper spray, tasers...all sorts of assaults. All for the season of peace and love...>sheesh<... ::)


There were a couple of incidents over here at Asda (same company as Walmart I believe) where police had to arrest people because of fighting over TV's in the sale, Morons!  ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-09, 22:50:29
Such events do make me despair for humanity...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-10, 13:41:32

Such events do make me despair for humanity... :(



It would drive you to drink so it would.  ;D
Bet the TV's weren't even worth the price that they were selling for, I know I wouldn't buy a TV from the same place as I buy my groceries.  ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-10, 15:59:52


Such events do make me despair for humanity... :(



It would drive you to drink so it would.  ;D


Already got that covered...hehehe... ;)


Bet the TV's weren't even worth the price that they were selling for, I know I wouldn't buy a TV from the same place as I buy my groceries.  ::)


I would be ok buying a TV from the grocery store, depending on the make, model and price...but I would be leery of any groceries offered for sale at the electronics store... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-10, 17:46:18


It would drive you to drink so it would.  ;D


Already got that covered...hehehe... ;)



Thought you might, wouldn't expect it any other way really.  :)



Bet the TV's weren't even worth the price that they were selling for, I know I wouldn't buy a TV from the same place as I buy my groceries.  ::)


I would be ok buying a TV from the grocery store, depending on the make, model and price...but I would be leery of any groceries offered for sale at the electronics store... ::)


Yeah that would be a bad idea.
As for buying electrical goods from them there's a good reason for it. Don't know if it's the same over there as it is here but I have a friend who worked at management level in one of the big supermarkets and he warned me off ever buying large electrical goods from them. He told me that they are delivered in the same refrigerated lorries as other items, which is not how they should be delivered to the stores. The return rate was unbelievable according to him, so much so that he really wondered why they bothered selling them.   ???
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-11, 16:29:43
Also, be aware when buying groceries that are on sale. One time I almost bought a loaf of bread that was on sale. Then I decided to check the printed expiration date, and it expires the next day.

Winter madness today. Below
0°F all day.   :(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-11, 17:14:18

Also, be aware when buying groceries that are on sale. One time I almost bought a loaf of bread that was on sale. Then I decided to check the printed expiration date, and it expires the next day.


Stick it in your freezer or make lots of toast or even better make a batch of bread pudding.  ;D


Winter madness today. Below
0°F all day.   :(


Is it the cold that bothers you or the fact that there are no young ladies sunbathing any more?  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-12, 07:59:10
I'll be lucky if there are any girls in tight shorts jogging on the sidewalk when it is below 0°F :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-12, 13:59:37
You should come here. there are always seems to be some young ladies wearing very little regardless of the weather. I've just never quite figured out if they are very hardy lasses or just absolutely nuts.  ??? ;D


Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-12, 17:13:17
Quote from: Luxor
You should come here.

Any donations for a flight ticket to Scotland is appreciated.  8)

Quote from: Luxor
I've just never quite figured out if they are very hardy lasses or just absolutely nuts.

I always think that they're trying to attract the guys. :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-12, 17:42:44

Any donations for a flight ticket to Scotland is appreciated.  8)


If I ever win the lottery I'll keep you in mind.  ;D


I always think that they're trying to attract the guys. :D


Hope the guys know how to treat someone with hypothermia then.  ;)

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-13, 06:44:18
To his amazement the ugly gnome fell right into the bowl of bullion.

Did you see that? I heard the splash from all the way over there.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-13, 12:48:02
Why does that always happen to the ugly gnome? Damned careless if you ask me.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-13, 13:38:32
James Bond is an 'impotent drunk' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25349738)
Hmm! Must be a slow news day on the BBC.  ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-13, 16:56:33

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25349738)
Hmm! Must be a slow news day on the BBC.  ::)

Oh good grief. Apparently the BBC is starting to adopt the American model of journalism... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-13, 17:18:59

James Bond is an 'impotent drunk' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25349738)
Hmm! Must be a slow news day on the BBC.  ::)

If you think that's bad enough, I'm sure you've heard of this one:
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/06/03/michael-douglas-oral-sex-gave-me-cancer/
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-13, 17:23:40

Oh good grief. Apparently the BBC is starting to adopt the American model of journalism... ::)



Dumbing down for the masses. It fit's right in with their current TV programs that they call entertainment.



If you think that's bad enough, I'm sure you've heard of this one:



Yeah I heard it mentioned at the time. Can't remember if it was on the BBC or a newspaper, probably both unfortunately.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-14, 15:06:34


Oh good grief. Apparently the BBC is starting to adopt the American model of journalism... ::)


Dumbing down for the masses. It fit's right in with their current TV programs that they call entertainment.


Actually, the TV programs are getting to be fairly intelligent and entertaining...and some of the better shows are coming from some unexpected places like Netflix and Amazon (ok...Amazon's still struggling out of the gate)...



If you think that's bad enough, I'm sure you've heard of this one:


Yeah I heard it mentioned at the time. Can't remember if it was on the BBC or a newspaper, probably both unfortunately.  ;)


Anything from FauxNews automatically comes under the category of "suspicious", to put it kindly.

Frankly, if they were a newspaper, every fish caught would have a wrapper and every bird in a cage would have a place to shit...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-14, 15:17:18

Actually, the TV programs are getting to be fairly intelligent and entertaining...and some of the better shows are coming from some unexpected places like Netflix and Amazon (ok...Amazon's still struggling out of the gate)...

I was talking about the BBC's program output though which is a steady stream of cookery shows, antique shows, reality shows and soaps.  >:(


Anything from FauxNews automatically comes under the category of "suspicious", to put it kindly.

Sounds a bit like SkyNews we have over here. Oh wait,  Rupert Murdoch is responsible for both of them so that figures.


Frankly, if they were a newspaper, every fish caught would have a wrapper and every bird in a cage would have a place to shit...


Eloquently put dear sir.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-14, 16:03:39
Sounds a bit like SkyNews we have over here. Oh wait,  Rupert Murdoch is responsible for both of them so that figures.

Luckily there's Jon Stewart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGA_rgHRY) to the rescue.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-14, 18:09:55

Luckily there's Jon Stewart (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGA_rgHRY) to the rescue.



I quite enjoyed that.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-14, 20:44:24


Actually, the TV programs are getting to be fairly intelligent and entertaining...and some of the better shows are coming from some unexpected places like Netflix and Amazon (ok...Amazon's still struggling out of the gate)...

I was talking about the BBC's program output though which is a steady stream of cookery shows, antique shows, reality shows and soaps.  >:(


I thought you might be, but BBC does have some good shows out there, though not sure if they're aired in Scotland (seem to recall you mentioning that you get a somewhat limited selection from them). Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey are much enjoyed here (ok...not the best defense of quality there, but they are rather enjoyable shows)...



Anything from FauxNews automatically comes under the category of "suspicious", to put it kindly.

Sounds a bit like SkyNews we have over here. Oh wait,  Rupert Murdoch is responsible for both of them so that figures.


Why...one might think that you're asserting that Mr. Murdoch has an agenda or something...;)



Frankly, if they were a newspaper, every fish caught would have a wrapper and every bird in a cage would have a place to shit...


Eloquently put dear sir.  ;D


Thank you sir. High praise indeed...:D

Yes; thank goodness for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. It is very telling that the more accurate news stories are coming from the satirists rather than the "journalists"...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-15, 11:19:57

I thought you might be, but BBC does have some good shows out there, though not sure if they're aired in Scotland (seem to recall you mentioning that you get a somewhat limited selection from them). Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey are much enjoyed here (ok...not the best defense of quality there, but they are rather enjoyable shows)...


You're the first person that I've known to ever use the term "enjoyable" and Downton Abbey in the same sentence.  ;)



Sounds a bit like SkyNews we have over here. Oh wait,  Rupert Murdoch is responsible for both of them so that figures.


Why...one might think that you're asserting that Mr. Murdoch has an agenda or something... ;)


Perish the thought, he might be listening in. :-X




Eloquently put dear sir.  ;D


Thank you sir. High praise indeed... :D



Well it is Xmas.  :D  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-17, 17:18:02
I was replying to one of the game threads when a message appeared that said something like this: "a new post has been made while you're replying". That's a good thing because I won't get the 'you missed the last post' bug ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-17, 17:25:09
Yep! You're not the only one who has noticed it and likes that function. See here. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=34.msg2225#msg2225)
A definite improvement on the MyOpera way off doing things.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-17, 19:28:30
Another kudos to Franz for finding an efficient board ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-18, 04:00:17
I just found out that all my Files at MyOpera are gone. :eyes: Never had the chance to save those.  :-\
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-18, 11:36:34
I just found out that all my Files at MyOpera are gone.



Sure it's not a temporary bug? all mine are still there. If not you could post in the My Opera: Feedback, questions and discussions forum (http://my.opera.com/community/forums/forum.dml?id=35) and ask what's happened to them and if they could be recovered. It's a pretty poor show if they can't.


Frenzie has added a couple of enhancements to the forums. You should now see "My Bookmarks" in the top navigation and "Add Bookmark" alongside the "Notify" option on topics. Also for quoting you should now see "Quote (selected)" which makes things a bit better when you want to quote from other posts.  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-18, 16:03:12
Thanks, Luxor. Yup it was a temporary bug. Yesterday I checked on two browsers including my phone and my opera file was empty. That was one weird bug.   :o
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-19, 12:14:59
Yup it was a temporary bug


Good. that probably means it was just the devs tinkering with things.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-19, 18:12:21

Yup it was a temporary bug


Good. that probably means it was just the devs tinkering with things.  ;D


Probably getting their ducks in a row before closing up shop...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-19, 18:54:54
Probably getting their ducks in a row before closing up shop...


Fattening them up to use for Xmas dinner more like.  ;) 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-19, 21:26:40
A woman on the phone in the tram was using some unusual vocabulary today. She was accusing a "French slut" (whose accent she at times malevolently imitated) of "giving head to homosexuals" and she informed this "French slut" that she should stick her phone in her "man-hating cunt". She got off at the Justice Palace, which might've meant an interesting experience for some clerk or perhaps even a judge. Until now I thought such people only existed on Judge Judy.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2013-12-19, 21:40:18
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: SmileyFaze on 2013-12-20, 00:08:47
When will the MyOpera Forums take their last gasp????
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-20, 11:43:04
Until now I thought such people only existed on Judge Judy.


They exist everywhere unfortunately.

Mandi Manners looks stunning today:


Down boy.  ;)


When will the MyOpera Forums take their last gasp? ???


It's going through it's death throes right now.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-12-20, 13:29:46
Lol. Thanks j7n.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-20, 16:04:45

Mandi Manners looks stunning today:

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F88902520%2Fav%2Famandamanners.png&hash=81c30a3e78976a50c729d58ef1c14fc2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88902520/av/amandamanners.png)

Mandi Manners is always stunning...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-12-20, 17:15:33


Mandi Manners looks stunning today:

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fdl.dropboxusercontent.com%2Fu%2F88902520%2Fav%2Famandamanners.png&hash=81c30a3e78976a50c729d58ef1c14fc2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/88902520/av/amandamanners.png)

Mandi Manners is always stunning...:D



Must not be so. Look how exparti's cat is looking at me. Lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-20, 17:42:48
Look how exparti's cat is looking at me

That's actually how it was looking at exparti at the time of this comment (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=14.msg129#msg129).  ;) I think my facial expression was the same at the time.  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-12-20, 18:00:32

Look how exparti's cat is looking at me

That's actually how it was looking at exparti at the time of this comment (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=14.msg129#msg129).  ;) I think my facial expression was the same at the time.  ;D


Lmao! That's great. Glad it's not I he took to looking at that way.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-21, 12:30:29
I just hope the cat recovers.  :o
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-21, 22:00:43


Look how exparti's cat is looking at me

That's actually how it was looking at exparti at the time of this comment (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=14.msg129#msg129).  ;) I think my facial expression was the same at the time.  ;D

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Lmao! That's great. Glad it's not I he took to looking at that way.  :P


Naw...that's and old pic from when my cat got into my stash of acid. He denied it of course but kept going on about the dragons in the kitchen...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-22, 11:38:17
Naw...that's and old pic from when my cat got into my stash of acid.


You should hide it more carefully then.  :P 

He denied it of course but kept going on about the dragons in the kitchen..


But everyone keeps dragons in their kitchen, don't they?  ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-12-22, 12:46:27
Lolz.

Did his eyes ever go back to normal or are they stuck now?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-22, 17:21:21

Naw...that's and old pic from when my cat got into my stash of acid.


You should hide it more carefully then.  :P 


Well, it was only fair considering the amount of his catnip I've helped myself to...;)


He denied it of course but kept going on about the dragons in the kitchen..


But everyone keeps dragons in their kitchen, don't they?  ;D


Only counties with castles seem to have dragons, so I have no idea where they'd be kept...


Lolz.

Did his eyes ever go back to normal or are they stuck now?


Well, normal as anything can get with a cat...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-22, 18:05:54
Well, it was only fair considering the amount of his catnip I've helped myself to..


Shame on you stealing kitty's catnip.  :o


Only counties with castles seem to have dragons, so I have no idea where they'd be kept.


Go visit Las Vegas there's bound to be a castle there surely.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-24, 15:00:09

Well, it was only fair considering the amount of his catnip I've helped myself to..


Shame on you stealing kitty's catnip.  :o


Hey...for free room and board, I don't think it's unfair to enjoy the occasional indulgence. Why should they be the only ones allowed to get "'nipped", race around the house and climb the curtains?


Only counties with castles seem to have dragons, so I have no idea where they'd be kept.


Go visit Las Vegas there's bound to be a castle there surely.  :P


Any castle built after the Victorian period doesn't count...:P

Well Santa came early this year and brought me a nice respiratory infection for the holidays...first one I've had in years and of course it comes on the year that the folks stay local so I can go visit for the holidays...>:(

On the bright side though, my Dark Shadows Complete Collection arrived yesterday. 130+ discs of supernatural gothic soap opera love...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-24, 19:15:26
Well Santa came early this year and brought me a nice respiratory infection for the holidays...first one I've had in years and of course it comes on the year that the folks stay local so I can go visit for the holidays...


That deserves a "Bah humbug" on your behalf. Hope it clears up soon so you can enjoy some of the holiday.  :)


On the bright side though, my Dark Shadows Complete Collection arrived yesterday. 130+ discs of supernatural gothic soap opera love..

130 disks!!!!!!!  :o  It would take me about a 100 years to watch them all.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-25, 03:56:56
Quote from: Luxor
It would take me about a 100 years to watch them all.
Lol! ;D I haven't seen  any of the Dark Shadows episodes to begin with. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-25, 13:38:36

Well Santa came early this year and brought me a nice respiratory infection for the holidays...first one I've had in years and of course it comes on the year that the folks stay local so I can go visit for the holidays...


That deserves a "Bah humbug" on your behalf. Hope it clears up soon so you can enjoy some of the holiday.  :)


Sadly, with my luck it won't clear up sufficiently until it's about time for me to return to work...>sigh<...


On the bright side though, my Dark Shadows Complete Collection arrived yesterday. 130+ discs of supernatural gothic soap opera love..

130 disks!!!!!!!  :o  It would take me about a 100 years to watch them all.


What...you have other plans for the next 100 years? ;)


Quote from: Luxor
It would take me about a 100 years to watch them all.
Lol! ;D I haven't seen  any of the Dark Shadows episodes to begin with. 


Guessing it's before your time. I used watch it after school when I was a kid...good, spooky fun. Had never seen the whole series but Netflix streamed a couple of seasons recently and got me re-hooked.

Half the fun is seeing all the technical boo-boo's and line fumbling. Apparently back in '66 it was too expensive to edit and reshoot video recordings, so minor flubs were left in. It's a hoot...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-25, 17:46:28
What...you have other plans for the next 100 years?

Well maybe not for a hundred of them, but  I have plans for some of them.  ;) 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-25, 19:15:46

What...you have other plans for the next 100 years?

Well maybe not for a hundred of them, but  I have plans for some of them.  ;) 

Ok...so take 120 or so to watch them...hehehe...:P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-26, 12:02:23
I think I'm sensing a flaw in that plan.   ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-27, 00:10:10
Somehow my e-cig slipped and hiding inside my winter coat and I can't grab it.  :o I mean my winter coat has two layers and somehow my e-cig is inside in between the two layers. I may have to cut a hole on my winter coat so that pesky e-cig can come out. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F1402%2Fflh.gif&hash=f68ed1b374b8d2cff7a9cd1c8bfb03b2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1402/flh.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-27, 11:35:03
Somehow my e-cig slipped and hiding inside my winter coat and I can't grab it.

How the heck did it manage to do that?  ???  Went through a hole in your pocket I presume.
Sounds like you may have to get a needle and thread ready, either for fixing a hole in your pocket or fixing the hole you're going to make trying to retrieve your e-cig. Maybe even two holes to stitch up if you're really unlucky.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-27, 15:34:38

Somehow my e-cig slipped and hiding inside my winter coat and I can't grab it.

How the heck did it manage to do that?  ???  Went through a hole in your pocket I presume.
Sounds like you may have to get a needle and thread ready, either for fixing a hole in your pocket or fixing the hole you're going to make trying to retrieve your e-cig. Maybe even two holes to stitch up if you're really unlucky.  ;)

Yeah...I hate when that happens, and it's not all that uncommon. The hole in pocket is usually the culprit. It's usually just a matter of finding the hole and slowly working the object back to there to retrieve it. Can be a tedious process, so a small slit at the objects current location can expedite things if you prefer...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-28, 02:56:06
Yup I found out there's a hole in my pocket. So I had to maneuver my e-cig to that hole and pull it out.  One of my dumb moments  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-28, 11:35:17
So I had to maneuver my e-cig to that hole and pull it out.

Well that would keep you out of mischief for a little while.  ;D 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-29, 05:06:46
Ahem...Mandi's new avatar is somewhat striking (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F1402%2Fflh.gif&hash=f68ed1b374b8d2cff7a9cd1c8bfb03b2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1402/flh.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-29, 13:32:48
Is it just me or is half this thread about Mandi's avatar(s)? :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2013-12-29, 23:58:07

Ahem...Mandi's new avatar is somewhat striking (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F1402%2Fflh.gif&hash=f68ed1b374b8d2cff7a9cd1c8bfb03b2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1402/flh.gif)


If by "striking" you mean "looks like the kind of crazy woman my mother warned me to never bring home" then yes, quite striking indeed...:D


Is it just me or is half this thread about Mandi's avatar(s)? :P

I think half might be a bit generous. Now half of the more recent posts might be more accurate...:)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2013-12-30, 00:46:15
Lol! That's the look you get when someone repeatedly takes pictures of me. I find this pic hilarious and scary all at the same time. I don't believe half of this thread as been about my avatars, however they've been the topic of conversation every time.  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-30, 06:02:30
Quote from: expatri
If by "striking" you mean "looks like the kind of crazy woman my mother warned me to never bring home" then yes, quite striking indeed...

Yup that's what I was thinking, Lol ;D

Is it just me or is half this thread about Mandi's avatar(s)? :P

Are you sure it's not just you, Frenzie? ;D But I'd say 1/10 of this thread is about ohme giving away cookies if you're well-behaved although I haven't seen him for a while. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-30, 10:21:06
If by "striking" you mean "looks like the kind of crazy woman my mother warned me to never bring home" then yes, quite striking indeed...

It's probably got something to do with the hot/crazy scale (http://how-i-met-your-mother.wikia.com/wiki/Hot/Crazy_Scale).

Are you sure it's not just you, Frenzie?

At the time I posted there was only one post on this page. :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-30, 11:48:56
I'd say 1/10 of this thread is about ohme giving away cookies if you're well-behaved although I haven't seen him for a while.


He just shows up as a "guest" next to his posts. I think he deleted his account the same day as he deleted his account over at My Opera.  :(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-30, 17:02:30
A safety message for those who are about to celebrate the new year with alcohol.

When you drink vodka over ice, it can give you kidney failure.
When you drink rum over ice, it can give you liver failure.
When you drink whisky over ice, it can give you heart problems.
When you drink gin over ice it can give you brain problems.

Apparently, ice is really bad for you.
Take care out there.  ;D 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2013-12-31, 05:44:39
Quote from: Luxor
I think he deleted his account the same day as he deleted his account over at My Opera.

Why did he do that? I hope he is doing okay.

I don't even drink soda beverages with ice so I guess I'm doin' okay ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-31, 10:39:29
I don't understand what people like about ice-cold drinks. It hides the flavor of things that are otherwise unpalatable.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-31, 11:33:14
Why did he do that?


No Idea and I was quite surprised when I noticed it.   :(

I don't understand what people like about ice-cold drinks.



Neither do I especially where whisky is concerned. Sacrilege that is.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2013-12-31, 11:58:33
Neither do I especially where whisky is concerned.

Right. It also hides the flavor of things that are otherwise far more delicious.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2013-12-31, 17:23:49
I'm more concerned that it leaves less room to pour more whisky in.   ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-02, 18:38:59

I'm more concerned that it leaves less room to pour more whisky in.   ;D


That's why you keep the extra whisky in a bottle...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-02, 19:16:53
That's why you keep the extra whisky in a bottle.


Could always just get rid of the glass of course and drink it straight from the bottle.  ;) 
Not that I have ever have done such a thing myself of course.  :-X
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-03, 16:47:37

That's why you keep the extra whisky in a bottle.


Could always just get rid of the glass of course and drink it straight from the bottle.  ;) 
Not that I have ever have done such a thing myself of course.  :-X


Of course...not ever...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-03, 18:23:32
Did everyone have a quiet new year or did you overindulge? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-03, 20:11:16
Mine was your standard New Year's. Excessive consumption of adult beverages which led into being passed out shortly after midnight.  ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-03, 20:37:45

Excessive consumption of adult beverages which led into being passed out shortly after midnight.  ;)


That's the correct way to spend it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-03, 21:08:32
Did everyone have a quiet new year or did you overindulge? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)


Did everyone have a quiet new year or did you overindulge? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)

Actually, I had a belated holiday meal with the folks as I was sick as a dog during Christmas. We did have a wonderful time together...:)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-03, 22:43:11
'Tis the season to be sickly....falalalala lalalala!  :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-03, 22:44:54

Did everyone have a quiet new year or did you overindulge? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)

Neither, I worked late on New Year's Eve and back to work on New Year's Day.  :-\
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-03, 22:54:06

'Tis the season to be sickly....falalalala lalalala!  :P


Was the first time in years. Respiratory infections used to be an annual event, but had been spared the past few years. This year though...:(
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-03, 23:00:25
Same here. I used to get bronchitis this time every year when I lived in WI. That's been 8 years. This year my sinus' are giving me fits. Since last Friday to be exact. I've seen a lot of flu cases at the hospital the past 3 weeks or so. Some with your standard flu symptoms and some with H1N1. One case with H1N1 passed at the age of 36. Mean little bug. Stay healthy folks!
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-04, 11:23:52
Actually, I had a belated holiday meal with the folks as I was sick as a dog during Christmas. We did have a wonderful time together


Ah good that you managed to salvage some of the festivities eventually.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Good.gif)

Neither, I worked late on New Year's Eve and back to work on New Year's Day.


That's a bummer, hasn't your work place heard of holidays or are they just a bunch of Scrooges.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbdown.gif)


One case with H1N1 passed at the age of 36. Mean little bug. Stay healthy folks!



Do you get vaccinated for that because of your job or are you just as much at risk as the rest of folk?
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-04, 14:35:07
I did get the flu vaccine this year simply because I didn't want to wear a mask the entire 12 hours of work for the duration of flu season. I'm probably just as much at risk as the next person but I take necessary precautions when I encounter such cases. Gowns, gloves, masks....etc. We see all kinds of nasty things which is why I double glove now.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-04, 14:57:04
I did get the flu vaccine this year simply because I didn't want to wear a mask the entire 12 hours of work for the duration of flu season.

Don't blame you. I had to wear the full mask, gloves and apron set-up on a recent visit to someone in hospital and I found the mask extremely annoying and that was only for an hour or so. Still it was for the patients benefit not mine.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-04, 15:11:18

I did get the flu vaccine this year simply because I didn't want to wear a mask the entire 12 hours of work for the duration of flu season.

Don't blame you. I had to wear the full mask, gloves and apron set-up on a recent visit to someone in hospital and I found the mask extremely annoying and that was only for an hour or so. Still it was for the patients benefit not mine.


Yea, we get patients on neutropenic precautions from time to time. Is the person you visited going to be ok? Most people we see on that is because they immuno compromised.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-04, 15:25:09
Is the person you visited going to be ok?


Afraid not, we cremated him the week before Xmas.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-04, 15:31:24

Is the person you visited going to be ok?


Afraid not, we cremated him the week before Xmas.


Aww. :( I'm sorry for your loss.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-04, 16:58:15
Thanks. He was a good age, must have been his time to go.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-01-06, 03:58:37
A low record of -23°F and wind chill at -55°F today in Minnesota. Heck, I could be living in the North Pole. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F1402%2Fflh.gif&hash=f68ed1b374b8d2cff7a9cd1c8bfb03b2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1402/flh.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-06, 12:40:30
Heck, I could be living in the North Pole.

You didn't get drunk and take a wrong turning somewhere did you by any chance? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-06, 17:05:21

A low record of -23°F and wind chill at -55°F today in Minnesota. Heck, I could be living in the North Pole. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimg837.imageshack.us%2Fimg837%2F1402%2Fflh.gif&hash=f68ed1b374b8d2cff7a9cd1c8bfb03b2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://img837.imageshack.us/img837/1402/flh.gif)

Isn't that pretty much the standard for Minnesota? I mean, guys generally don't see their testicles from December to June, right? ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-01-07, 04:20:34

Heck, I could be living in the North Pole.

You didn't get drunk and take a wrong turning somewhere did you by any chance? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

Lets see...penguins? I'm lookin' for penguins. What, you mean I made a wrong turn all the way to the North Pole and no penguins?! Drats! Ah well, at least I didn't end up in the middle of the Winter Gobi Desert somewhere between Mongolia and Siberia. :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-07, 04:28:41
Quote from: expatri
I mean, guys generally don't see their testicles from December to June, right?

Isn't it more like from October to June? ;)  But I usually say it as 'guys generally don't see women's  *(censored)* from October to June.' ;D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-07, 11:53:58
Lets see...penguins? I'm lookin' for penguins.

Is that all? Heck we can fix that for you, here you go.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/penguin.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/penguin.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/penguin.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/penguin.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/penguin.gif)


You will just have to wrap up well Syav to keep yourself nice and cosy. That will be no good to you if you are getting all that snow we are being shown over here on the news channels though. I doubt anything would keep you warm in that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-07, 15:50:50


Heck, I could be living in the North Pole.

You didn't get drunk and take a wrong turning somewhere did you by any chance? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

Lets see...penguins? I'm lookin' for penguins. What, you mean I made a wrong turn all the way to the North Pole and no penguins?! Drats! Ah well, at least I didn't end up in the middle of the Winter Gobi Desert somewhere between Mongolia and Siberia. :P

If you're looking for penguins then you made a really wrong turn. Those are at the South Pole. Got quite the hike ahead of you...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-08, 11:34:14
If you're looking for penguins then you made a really wrong turn. Those are at the South Pole. Got quite the hike ahead of you..



That's true right enough. I blame those movie makers in Hollywood for that you know. Especially that Happy Feet one that I had to suffer when we had a couple of youngsters visiting a couple of years ago.
Absolute torture that was. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/bangin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-01-09, 07:01:12
Quote from: expatri
If you're looking for penguins then you made a really wrong turn. Those are at the South Pole.

I haven't thought of that 'till you mention it. :D

Quote from: Luxor
I blame those movie makers in Hollywood for that you know.

I bet a lot of people are misinformed because of what they see from Hollywood movies. Obviously I'm one of 'em. :P

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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-09, 12:12:47
I bet a lot of people are misinformed because of what they see from Hollywood movies.

Ooh I think that's a certainty. The ones that rewrite history especially, I bet they've caused a few schoolchildren to fail their exams. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Writing.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-09, 16:06:13

I bet a lot of people are misinformed because of what they see from Hollywood movies.

Ooh I think that's a certainty. The ones that rewrite history especially, I bet they've caused a few schoolchildren to fail their exams. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Writing.gif)

What? Are you saying that what's up on the screen is not a true and wholly accurate depiction of actual historical events? Say it ain't so!
Although that would go a long way towards explaining why I've never heard back from Star Fleet regarding my application to join the academy.
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-09, 16:42:19
Quote from: expatri
Although that would go a long way towards explaining why I've never heard back from Star Fleet regarding my application to join the academy.

Lol! ;D Try re-applying when Paramount plan to release another Star Trek movie. You'll also get a better chance if you pass the Star Fleet Manual (http://static3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20061204233719/memoryalpha/en/images/thumb/8/81/Star_Trek_Star_Fleet_Technical_Manual_cover.jpg/292px-Star_Trek_Star_Fleet_Technical_Manual_cover.jpg) exam first. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-09, 17:38:39
Although that would go a long way towards explaining why I've never heard back from Star Fleet regarding my application to join the academy.
You've probably not heard back because it's not happened yet. I don't know much about the Star Fleet (OK nothing, zero, zilch) but it's way in the future isn't it? So you might have to hold off for a few centuries before they ever get your letter and then get back to you. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2014-01-09, 21:58:18
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 12:00:27
I think I just saw Frenzie on the Interwebs in this person's avatar.

There's a man and a dog in that picture, just exactly which one are you implying is Frenzie? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-10, 13:13:47
Zefram Cochrane will make First Contact with the Vulcans in 2063. Starfleet will be operational within a century.

That aside, I don't wear glasses and my wife's not a dog. :lol:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 13:39:43
That aside, I don't wear glasses and my wife's not a dog. :lol:

That's a relief. About your wife that is, not your glasses or lack of. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-10, 14:40:03
Oh, but the lack of glasses is a relief too. It wouldn't make me very happy if I suddenly had to wear 'em. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 14:48:14
It wouldn't make me very happy if I suddenly had to wear 'em.

Give it time, that day will probably arrive sometime in the future. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif) 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-10, 14:58:18
I know very well that my eyes aren't nearly as good anymore as 10 years ago--which in a very real sense indicates how (frighteningly?) low "normal" visual acuity is.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 15:13:28
The one thing you can be sure about is no matter how good your eyesight is, it will deteriorate the older you get. I doubt if our use of computer screens and mobile phones is helping things either. Maybe laser surgery is the answer for us all if we don't want to wear glasses.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-10, 16:34:03
I managed to hold off the inevitability of reading glasses (whole family has them) until I turned 50. But I finally have to admit that my arms are just too short to read smallish print. Time to get some readers...>sigh<...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 17:15:50
I managed to hold off the inevitability of reading glasses (whole family has them) until I turned 50

That's not a bad age just for reading glasses.
I was 44 before I felt the need for them, felt my sight was fine but I was getting lots of headaches so I was advised to get my eyes checked. Optician said I needed reading glasses so that was me, still getting the bloody headaches though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-10, 17:17:44
(whole family has them)

Including the cat, judging by your avatar. :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-10, 17:23:33
Including the cat, judging by your avatar.


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-10, 21:58:54

Optician said I needed reading glasses so that was me, still getting the bloody headaches though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)

Try cutting back on the whisky when you read...;)
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Post by: j7n on 2014-01-11, 07:50:47
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-11, 11:27:12
Try cutting back on the whisky when you read.

I wish. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/sadsmiley.gif)
Funnily enough whisky never ever gave me a headache, no matter how much I consumed when I did drink alcohol. Gave other people headaches when I had one too many allegedly, but never suffered myself. A good red wine though almost always resulted in a throbbing head next morning.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/bangin.gif)


My Dropbox account has been disabled for a couple days due to too much traffic. I have no idea how this came about because there is few warez or large videos there for me. Unless they are counting the number of requests for small pictures.



Surely not just for small images? If it is then that's a really bad show and quite pathetic.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
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Post by: j7n on 2014-01-11, 11:36:47
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-11, 12:49:38
Just a thought here. One might be able to take other people's accounts down by leeching a practically achievable amount of data off some file associated with that account.

Highly possible I would imagine, something to be wary of if nothing else.
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-11, 18:15:29
Apparently the issue was on Dropbox's end...

http://news.google.com/news/url?sr=1&ct2=us%2F3_0_s_2_1_a&sa=t&usg=AFQjCNEsYwcRhEXRjgLNUDMhINqfM_p9Sw&cid=43982288881367&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Ftech%2F2014%2F01%2F10%2Fdropbox-down-hacker-group-claims-credit%2F4426715%2F&ei=qpXRUtiMDtTygge7pQE&sig2=gzv9d3rH4ijzPE_guNTGtQ&rt=HOMEPAGE&vm=STANDARD&bvm=section&did=5340953201348253744&sid=en_us-tc&ssid=tc (http://news.google.com/news/url?sr=1&ct2=us%2F3_0_s_2_1_a&sa=t&usg=AFQjCNEsYwcRhEXRjgLNUDMhINqfM_p9Sw&cid=43982288881367&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Ftech%2F2014%2F01%2F10%2Fdropbox-down-hacker-group-claims-credit%2F4426715%2F&ei=qpXRUtiMDtTygge7pQE&sig2=gzv9d3rH4ijzPE_guNTGtQ&rt=HOMEPAGE&vm=STANDARD&bvm=section&did=5340953201348253744&sid=en_us-tc&ssid=tc)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-11, 18:26:09
Apparently the issue was on Dropbox's end..

That would explain it. Surprised I've not seen that mentioned anywhere else yet, or maybe the sites I go to are having a kip.
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-12, 15:24:52

Apparently the issue was on Dropbox's end..

or maybe the sites I go to are having a kip.

???
Speak English, man! ;)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-12, 15:26:06
Quote from: Luxor
A good red wine though almost always resulted in a throbbing head next morning. 

No problems here with wine, but drinking beer usually gives me a bad headache and I have to drink a lot of coffee to get rid of it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-12, 19:08:13
Speak English, man!

Having a kip = having a sleep.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)

but drinking beer usually gives me a bad headache

Blame the bubbles in the beer, not the beer itself. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers2.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-12, 20:31:49
No problems here with wine, but drinking beer usually gives me a bad headache and I have to drink a lot of coffee to get rid of it.

Just make sure to drink enough water--a glass or two before going to bed if nothing else. Will you have to get up to pee during the night? Possibly, but you won't have any headaches.

Blame the bubbles in the beer, not the beer itself.

Or blame the quality of the beer? Heck, I practically get a headache just smelling most über-cheap beer/wine.* :P

* And slightly less cheap stuff like Heineken that otherwise seems to be pretty much indistinguishable.
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-13, 03:46:47
Quote from: Frenzie
Just make sure to drink enough water--a glass or two before going to bed if nothing else.

Kewl, thanks Frenzie! That's one remedy I need to remember. :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-13, 11:53:58
Or blame the quality of the beer?

There's truth in that right enough, cheep beer is best avoided, ditto cheap wine. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Gonnabesick.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-13, 22:16:31
ditto cheap wine.

Eh, depends. The Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau wine tends to be fairly cheap and quite neat. There's also some great cheap Chablis wine, not to mention this terrific cheap Czech wine I brought along from Prague back in '04. Especially Chili and South Africa have some decent, affordable Chardonnays too imo.

That notwithstanding, now I want some Veuve Clicquot. You bastard. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-14, 11:21:46
Eh, depends. The Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau wine tends to be fairly cheap and quite neat.

Have to take your word for that seeing as I'm teetotal (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif), there were no good cheap ones available here when I did drink it though.
That notwithstanding, now I want some Veuve Clicquot. You bastard.


Then my work here is done. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-14, 11:53:49
Have to take your word for that seeing as I'm teetotal (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif), there were no good cheap ones available here when I did drink it though.

It may depend on your definition of cheap, or perhaps your tastes are simply different. Don't get me wrong though: most cheapish wines aren't great.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-14, 12:14:58
It may depend on your definition of cheap, or perhaps your tastes are simply different.

Probably a bit of both really.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-14, 16:09:28

It may depend on your definition of cheap, or perhaps your tastes are simply different.

Probably a bit of both really.

You probably don't want to dwell too much on the topic of taste with someone whose national dish is haggis...trust me; been there, done that...;)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-14, 16:12:23
I'm not entirely sure about the lungs or the stomach part, but there's nothing wrong with heart & liver. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-14, 17:11:59
You probably don't want to dwell too much on the topic of taste with someone whose national dish is haggis...trust me; been there, done that..

Behave or I'll have Nixie and Clint hide your garlic stuffed olives. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif) Though saying that they should be easy to sniff out. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)
I'm not entirely sure about the lungs or the stomach part, but there's nothing wrong with heart & liver.

You can't really taste the lungs. The liver oatmeal and pepper is really all you can taste, depending on who makes it really. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/chef.gif) The stomach it's only used for the casing and most places use synthetic skins these days.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-14, 18:48:38
The stomach it's only used for the casing and most places use synthetic skins these days.

Intestines make for good sausages, so I see no reason to assume much else of stomachs. Synthetic, ew. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-15, 10:41:44
Intestines make for good sausages,

I know that for sure as I was a butcher for all my working days. Might be best if you don't try to guess what actually goes into some of those intestines though as you may never eat a sausage again. (only joking honest)   (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Synthetic, ew

The casing is only used for holding the contents together for cooking, you don't eat the haggis casing. Think of it as a very early version of boil-in-the-bag. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-15, 11:33:35
I know that for sure as I was a butcher for all my working days. Might be best if you don't try to guess what actually goes into some of those intestines though as you may never eat a sausage again. (only joking honest)

Eh, you taste if if they dump in all kinds of icky fat. That being said, I'm mostly a de facto vegetarian.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-15, 11:52:40
Eh, you taste if if they dump in all kinds of icky fat.

Well you need the fat in them otherwise they would be quite unappetizing, tasteless dry lumps of meat. It's all about getting the mix right. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
That being said, I'm mostly a de facto vegetarian.

I'm a committed  carnivore. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/chef.gif)  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-15, 12:09:24
In any case, what I dislike is primarily too much fat, too much salt, and too much sugar. That applies to pretty much all food.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-15, 13:33:46
In any case, what I dislike is primarily too much fat, too much salt, and too much sugar. That applies to pretty much all food.

We keep getting told that we should all cut down on them anyway (in the UK that is) like everything else e.g. alcohol so disliking too much of them is probably a good thing. I don't use much salt nor sugar so I think I do well there, a bit of fat on my meat though is needed for flavour but I don't overdo it, a little bit of what I like won't kill me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-15, 17:20:44
All things in moderation...

...including moderation.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-16, 11:30:08
All things in moderation...

That's how I see it and most sensible people probably.
That doesn't fit in with those interfering politicians that want us to be ran as a Nanny State though.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/nono.gif)

...including moderation


Indeed. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsupsmileyanim.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-01-17, 04:05:31
Almost slipped on an icy sidewalk today. But this time I got winter boots on, and I think it prevented me from slipping and fall.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-17, 10:39:58
You've got to be careful out there Syav you may break something and we wouldn't want that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-17, 21:33:40

Almost slipped on an icy sidewalk today. But this time I got winter boots on, and I think it prevented me from slipping and fall.


I've become a professional at falling. What I mean is when I do, I do a phenomenal job at hurting myself. One time I ran out to my car to roll the windows up because the sky decided it was a great time to piss all over the damn place. As I'm running back into the garage, I slip straight into the stairs with the first step I take. Shoes are definitely advisable during slick and wet conditions. I came out with a good size bruise on my leg and buttocks. No major injuries were sustained. Reportedly, the stairs and floor have made a full recovery. :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-18, 01:58:14
Quote from: Mandi
I came out with a good size bruise on my leg and buttocks. No major injuries were sustained.

Good thing you didn't fracture any bones. A friend of mine slipped on ice and fractured all the bones on her left fingers.

Quote from: Mandi
Reportedly, the stairs and floor have made a full recovery.

Lol! Well, at least the stairs didn't collapse. That would've been bad news if they're wooden stairs and collapsed when you fell. :P
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-18, 06:27:38

Quote from: Mandi
I came out with a good size bruise on my leg and buttocks. No major injuries were sustained.

Good thing you didn't fracture any bones. A friend of mine slipped on ice and fractured all the bones on her left fingers.


Ouch! I've only broken one bone. I couldn't imagine several. Not to mention the hand. Eek!

Quote from: Mandi
Reportedly, the stairs and floor have made a full recovery.

Lol! Well, at least the stairs didn't collapse. That would've been bad news if they're wooden stairs and collapsed when you fell. :P

They wouldn't have fallen on me becuase I slid into the bottom step. I was running towards the steps if that helps with a visual.

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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-18, 11:18:55
One time I ran out to my car to roll the windows up because the sky decided it was a great time to piss all over the damn place. As I'm running back into the garage, I slip straight into the stairs with the first step I take.


Did anyone catch it on camera or were your blushes spared? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

A friend of mine slipped on ice and fractured all the bones on her left fingers.


That's a sore one, I broke 3 fingers once, hurt like hell that did. My Dr used ice lolly sticks for splints which amused me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/blinksmiley.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-18, 16:59:46
The one and only time I forgot to wear my helmet is ironically the one and only time I took a spill on a motorcycle...and the one and only time I broke a bone. Surprisingly, it was not my head (I know some of you hoping that were the case in hopes of explaining how I am...:P ), but my little finger. Also chipped my elbow on the same arm.

The fun part was that I had driven to the strip pits where by friends were riding their dirt bikes (one of which I borrowed to break my finger with) in my step dad's truck. This truck had a manual transmission, so of course I banged up the hand and arm used for shifting. What a treat that was...NOT!
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-18, 17:30:08
The one and only time I forgot to wear my helmet is ironically the one and only time I took a spill on a motorcycle..

Sod's law they call that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)
Surprisingly, it was not my head (I know some of you hoping that were the case in hopes of explaining how I am... :P  )

Probably requires more than that to crack your head if it's anything like mine anyway.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
but my little finger. Also chipped my elbow on the same arm.

Ooh! A chipped elbow sounds like it could be a sore one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Eek.gif) I managed to crack my ribs the one and only time I came of a motorbike, wasn't wearing a helmet so I'm probably lucky that's all I cracked. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SeeingStars.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-18, 17:59:11
This truck had a manual transmission, so of course I banged up the hand and arm used for shifting. What a treat that was...NOT!


Should of wore elbow pads. :P
That sounds awful. I don't trust myself on 2 wheels. Waaaaay too clumsy for that.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-18, 18:04:00
Why did that ^^^^ just happen? I quoted the same way I always do.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-18, 18:05:47
Why did that ^^^^ just happen? I quoted the same way I always do.

I have no idea, you using your phone or computer to do it? Though that shouldn't really make any difference.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-18, 18:43:26

Why did that ^^^^ just happen? I quoted the same way I always do.

I have no idea, you using your phone or computer to do it? Though that shouldn't really make any difference.

I'm using my phone. As I was last night too. Perhaps I back spaced too much?

Edit: That is exactly what happened. I deleted a crucial bracket. :doh:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-18, 19:18:14
I'm using my phone. As I was last night too. Perhaps I back spaced too much?

Edit: That is exactly what happened. I deleted a crucial bracket. :doh:

Easy done, more-so if using a phone I would imagine. I've done that myself a few times but fortunately I make a point of previewing my posts before I post it. That way I'm the only one that notices when I muck it up.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-18, 19:34:08
Yea, I usually preview and did with that post. Unfortunately I didn't figure out where I went wrong until after I asked and re-assessed my error.  :( I have a habit of answering my own dumb questions. lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-19, 11:43:25
I have a habit of answering my own dumb questions. lol

You're not alone there I can assure you. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-20, 15:03:17

The one and only time I forgot to wear my helmet is ironically the one and only time I took a spill on a motorcycle..

Sod's law they call that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)

It's all about sod over there in Scotland, isn't it? ;)


Surprisingly, it was not my head (I know some of you hoping that were the case in hopes of explaining how I am... :P  )

Probably requires more than that to crack your head if it's anything like mine anyway.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)

Hmmm...yes, would probably inflict more damage on the ground than our noggins...hehehe...


but my little finger. Also chipped my elbow on the same arm.

Ooh! A chipped elbow sounds like it could be a sore one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Eek.gif) I managed to crack my ribs the one and only time I came of a motorbike, wasn't wearing a helmet so I'm probably lucky that's all I cracked. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SeeingStars.gif)

Yes, the elbow actually hurt more than the finger. When the folks too me to the ER, they were looking at my hand and I was going "Hey! Hand is fine, it's my elbow that hurts like hell!". Quite coincidental and ironic, our helmetless experiences. Both breaking something other than our heads...hehehe...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-20, 15:24:39
It's all about sod over there in Scotland, isn't it?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LOL.gif)

Quite coincidental and ironic, our helmetless experiences. Both breaking something other than our heads...hehehe..
Don't know about your one, but in my case I should have known better. It was snowing, there was black ice and it was a back road that had no chance of ever seeing a snowplough or a road gritter. Accident waiting to happen really. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-20, 15:48:58
Ouch. :(
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Post by: expatri on 2014-01-21, 18:41:25
So what's the latest word on the latest version of the Opera browser? They're up to...what...18 now? Have they restored bookmarks? Is it less "twitchy" than 12.16 devolved into? Testify, peeps!!!
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-21, 18:49:36
Twitchy?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-21, 19:51:18

Twitchy?

Reduced response...less access to site previously accessible (for version 12.16)...total suckage as the browser for a media server (Plex) for what came after 12.16. Bookmarks, speed dial sync capabilities are also in question...
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-21, 21:13:16
No problems here, but I know there are plenty of people staying with Opera... 12.14 I believe? And also with 11.64. I don't know, 11.64 seems a tad too old by now for general use.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-22, 11:23:33
So what's the latest word on the latest version of the Opera browser?

Still sucks, no redeeming qualities whatever.  Need I go on? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Drumfingers.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-01-24, 04:40:34
Did you order a mouse online yet, Luxor? :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-24, 11:50:07
Did you order a mouse online yet, Luxor?

Not yet, can't make up my mind which one to get from the few I've selected. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thinking.gif)
Probably doesn't matter as they are all pretty much the same, so I'll most likely have one ordered by the end of the day.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-24, 18:04:14

Did you order a mouse online yet, Luxor?

Not yet, can't make up my mind which one to get from the few I've selected. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thinking.gif)
Probably doesn't matter as they are all pretty much the same, so I'll most likely have one ordered by the end of the day.


Have you considered a trackball? I prefer them over mouses...:)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-24, 18:11:54
Have you considered a trackball? I prefer them over mouses.

Frenzie suggested one of them too elsewhere but as I said to him, I had one years ago gave it away as I could never get used to it. Besides a mouse is more within my budget.
Yes I'm a cheapskate. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-24, 19:17:10
Those trackballs look pretty neat. What's the difference between them and your traditional mouse? (Aside from looks)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-24, 20:16:39
You can use your fingers (or thumbs if you prefer) to roll the ball. A mouse depending on what you are scrolling only goes so far before you have to adjust it's position to carry on scrolling. No such limitation with a trackball. I would suggest trying before you buy one if you like the sound of the idea. Plenty people prefer them (good if you have manual dexterity problems) to mice, but other folk like me just can't get used to them. Too many years of using a mouse most probably.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-24, 20:35:31
Thanks. I was just curious. I never heard of them before y'all mentioned it. Like you said, it sounds like something I'd have to play with first if I decided to purchase one.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-24, 21:46:16
Frenzie suggested one of them too elsewhere but as I said to him, I had one years ago gave it away as I could never get used to it. Besides a mouse is more within my budget.

Linkie (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=44.msg5994#msg5994).

The good thing about the ones I linked is the size of the ball. Although the ones with a smaller ball are fine too, the bigger ball makes a lot of difference. There are at least three major styles with trackballs, which you don't really have with mice as strongly:
- large ball in middle, i.e. what I'm using
- ball on side specifically for thumb use, usually for righties only (I'm a leftie who likes to switch mouse hands occasionally)
- small to medium ball in middle, basically a budget version of the larger variety

My wife used this one (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Logitech-910-002090-M570-Trackball-Cordless/dp/B0043A1F4S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390602940&sr=8-1&keywords=logitech+trackball) (or rather its predecessor) for over a decade and replaced it with the newer model a couple of years ago. It's quite a nice device. There are other cheaper options (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Orbit-Optical-Trackball-metallic/dp/B000HEW0KW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390603050&sr=8-1&keywords=kensington+trackball), but I have no experience with that one.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-24, 21:51:55
If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help! :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-01-25, 04:18:22
Quote from: Luxor
Yes I'm a cheapskate.

I've never tried trackball either. I'm using a basic Intellimouse hooked to my laptop and it only cost $14 :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-25, 11:32:50
If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)  You're such an innocent looking young lady too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
I'm using a basic Intellimouse hooked to my laptop and it only cost $14

That's my kind of budget. I've had mice that cost me less than £5.00 and ones that cost me over £30.00. Guess which ones lasted the longest? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-25, 13:13:46

If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help!

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)  You're such an innocent looking young lady too.


Haha! Judging by that pic? You have no idea. I'm as innocent as they come. ;)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-25, 14:39:58

If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help! :P

So, have you got any preferences yourself? ;)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-25, 14:53:11


If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help! :P

So, have you got any preferences yourself? ;)


Not so much. Ball size? Pssshhh! :P I am naturally left handed with cross-dominance. There's no telling really which I'd prefer. If I had to guess, I figure it'd be the side that stimulates the left side of my brain. Hahaha
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-25, 15:07:03
Don't all us lefties have "cross-dominance" due to living in a right-handed world?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-25, 15:14:36
Not all. I have some lefty friends that are strictly that. They even do that weird thing with their hand when they write, where I don't.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-25, 16:23:31

Yes I'm a cheapskate. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)


No...just Scottish...:D

Thanks. I was just curious. I never heard of them before y'all mentioned it. Like you said, it sounds like something I'd have to play with first if I decided to purchase one.


They, like the Scottish, are an acquired taste...;)

If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a perverted conversation. I've learned a lot about ball size and hand preference. Sry I need help!  :P


You are a sick, sick girl. Keep up the good work... ;D

Don't all us lefties have "cross-dominance" due to living in a right-handed world?


I've managed to maintain my "leftie-dominance" pretty much. Do have to make some accommodations for the right dominated world, but any time I can bend that world to my will...;)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-25, 16:51:22
They even do that weird thing with their hand when they write, where I don't.

I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about! :D

I've managed to maintain my "leftie-dominance" pretty much. Do have to make some accommodations for the right dominated world, but any time I can bend that world to my will...

Well, I'd be more inclined to call it ambidextrous. But there are some things I prefer to do with my right hand.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-25, 16:54:31

They even do that weird thing with their hand when they write, where I don't.

I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about! :D


When some lefties write, they hold their hand in a very awkward position. All the ink and lead end up on the outer part of their hand as a result.

What can I say, Expatri, I'm just a girl stuck in a man's world. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-25, 18:06:34
They even do that weird thing with their hand when they write, where I don't.


I'm not sure what to make of that. Half of me says it was an entirely innocent remark, the other half has me sniggering like a schoolboy.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Devil.gif)


No...just Scottish.

Just the remark I expected, thanks for not disappointing me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Tease.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-25, 18:56:12
Lol. Hate to ruin the fun but that was completely innocent. I usually make it known when I'm being a shithead.  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-25, 19:29:02
Well, I'd be more inclined to call it ambidextrous. But there are some things I prefer to do with my right hand.


Even I am not going to go there...:P

No...just Scottish.

Just the remark I expected, thanks for not disappointing me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Tease.gif)
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Well, after you were good enough to set it up so nicely for me, how could I disappoint?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-25, 19:45:48
Well, after you were good enough to set it up so nicely for me, how could I disappoint?

I do make it a bit easy for you sometimes for sure. Must try and stop doing that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-25, 21:25:59
Even I am not going to go there...

That would just be one thing. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-27, 17:30:07
Incompetent, inadequate, incapable, bungling shower of useless idiots. My words of the day for my phone-line suppliers.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/furious.gif)
What a shower of stupid (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/censored.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/censored.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-27, 18:00:02
:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-27, 20:52:05

Incompetent, inadequate, incapable, bungling shower of useless idiots. My words of the day for my phone-line suppliers.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/furious.gif)
What a shower of stupid (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/censored.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/censored.gif)

There should be a land for the stupid. Remove all warning labels and let the issue sort itself out. :P

I get irked with people that can't speak a lick of English. When asked to speak to someone else, they replace that person with someone far worse. Or there's that automated crap. Ugh!
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-27, 20:55:06
There should be a land for the stupid.

It's called Earth (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_races_and_species_in_The_Hitchhiker's_Guide_to_the_Galaxy#Golgafrinchans). :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-27, 20:56:25
Lol. I mean like a zoned out section of Earth.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-27, 21:03:21
Well, we're all stupid at some time or other. I usually try not to hold it against people. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-01-27, 21:35:28
Suppose you're right. Although I don't know how some people find their way thru the birth canal. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-28, 12:00:14
There should be a land for the stupid.

If there was it would be full of British telecom engineers.
Can't make or receive a phone call, internet unstable and all because they have done something at the local telephone exchange. Best of all they admit it is something they have done but they don't know what or when it will be fixed.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm.gif)
Well, we're all stupid at some time or other. I usually try not to hold it against people

Neither do I usually.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
BT are an exception though as they keep doing things like this time and time again, so they deserve all criticism that is coming there way. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-28, 12:06:22
British Telecom? Is that a (former) state enterprise?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-28, 13:22:03
British Telecom? Is that a (former) state enterprise?

Yes and like everything else that was state owned it was privatised (sold off cheaply) and all they care about now is profit not the customer.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-28, 14:20:54

British Telecom? Is that a (former) state enterprise?

Yes and like everything else that was state owned it was privatised (sold off cheaply) and all they care about now is profit not the customer.


Ah yes...privatization. That always makes thing SO much better...

Oh, sorry, typo. Should read "SUCK much better"...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-28, 17:42:15
Ah yes...privatization. That always makes thing SO much better...

Oh, sorry, typo. Should read "SUCK much better"...

Hit the nail on the head there.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/hammer.gif)
They privatised our railways, now you can barely afford the fare for the train, that's if your lucky enough to be near one now. I'm not. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
They privatised the utility companies now gas & electricity are barely affordable. For some people it's heat or eat.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif)
They just privatised the royal mail (sold it for pennies to be honest) watch the price of sending mail soar in the future.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-29, 18:17:51

Ah yes...privatization. That always makes thing SO much better...

Oh, sorry, typo. Should read "SUCK much better"...

Hit the nail on the head there.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/hammer.gif)
They privatised our railways, now you can barely afford the fare for the train, that's if your lucky enough to be near one now. I'm not. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
They privatised the utility companies now gas & electricity are barely affordable. For some people it's heat or eat.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif)
They just privatised the royal mail (sold it for pennies to be honest) watch the price of sending mail soar in the future.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)


The current big privatization bug-a-boo on this side of the big water is prisons.
Yes...prisons.
Surely nothing can go wrong with THAT scenario...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-29, 18:30:25
The current big privatization bug-a-boo on this side of the big water is prisons.
Yes...prisons.
Surely nothing can go wrong with THAT scenario...

They are as good as privatised here too, still state controlled at the moment but private security contractors responsible for them in all but name.
Yeah nothing bad can possibly come from that scenario. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-29, 20:16:26
The current big privatization bug-a-boo on this side of the big water is prisons.
Yes...prisons.
Surely nothing can go wrong with THAT scenario...

Did you see the new Death Race movies?

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-30, 00:06:56

The current big privatization bug-a-boo on this side of the big water is prisons.
Yes...prisons.
Surely nothing can go wrong with THAT scenario...

Did you see the new Death Race movies?


NEW Death Race movies? The original wasn't bad enough???
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-30, 10:07:00
Maybe, but they deal with the theme. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-30, 11:50:01
NEW Death Race movies? The original wasn't bad enough???

I can safely say I've never seen a Death Race movie, sounds like I'm the lucky one going by your response. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-30, 15:17:58
It stars Jason Statham. I tend to enjoy his performances ever since I saw The Transporter. (Or was it Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels?) Anyway, the new Death Race movies don't have particularly much to do with the old Death Race 2000.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-30, 17:21:13
It stars Jason Statham.

Names of actors go over my head usually,  as I'm not really into films so have no idea who stars in what.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Embarrased.gif)
A quick search on google though and I recognise his face from some TV interview somewhere.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-30, 17:33:31
Well, if you haven't, I definitely recommend watching Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-30, 17:55:08
Well, if you haven't, I definitely recommend watching Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.

No thanks, just no interest in films at all, no matter how highly recommended they come. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-30, 19:12:56

Well, if you haven't, I definitely recommend watching Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.


Glad you stuck to "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels". If you'd gone with "Transporter", my respect for you would have been quite diminished.
"Snatch" is another good one Luxor could ignore.
Jason just really needs to stick with Guy Ritchie if he wants to do good movies...:D
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-01-30, 19:52:16
Eh, The Transporter is decent enough if you like the genre (action junk exploitation films, or some such). But my weakness is movies like Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, The Night of the Hunter, Sunset Blvd., and that kind of thing.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-01-30, 20:15:48
"Snatch" is another good one Luxor could ignore.

Ah you know me too well. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-01-30, 23:08:57

Eh, The Transporter is decent enough if you like the genre (action junk exploitation films, or some such). But my weakness is movies like Double Indemnity, Kiss Me Deadly, The Night of the Hunter, Sunset Blvd., and that kind of thing.


So long as you're able to make such distinctions. It's frightening how many people will say how "great" a movie is with no qualifying...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-01, 12:37:24
It's frightening how many people will say how "great" a movie is with no qualifying...

You could say that about any medium really though couldn't you? Whether it's film, music, books etc.
I know I've been recommended some music by some artist and on listening to it thinking it was absolutely dire, even with recommendations from some folk who I would usually trust their judgement without question. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-03, 17:46:47
If you think you have things bad in this world, then take a minute to think it could be worse if you were a Lord or Lady in the UK. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)


Source (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/house-of-lords-is-no-longer-a-place-for-fine-dining-peers-gripe-9102580.html?origin=internalSearch)
Quote
he had been left "scarred" after his dinner booking was cancelled suddenly. He complained that his wife was "unable to lunch elsewhere" because she was wearing a tiara.

My heart bleeds for them.(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/crying.gif)


I really hope the people of Scotland make the right choice and rid ourselves of these people for good.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-03, 17:58:42
How does wearing a tiara make you unable to lunch elsewhere?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-03, 18:07:25
How does wearing a tiara make you unable to lunch elsewhere?

Beats me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
If I'm ever knighted I might have the answer for you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-03, 18:42:39

If you think you have things bad in this world, then take a minute to think it could be worse if you were a Lord or Lady in the UK. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)


Source (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/house-of-lords-is-no-longer-a-place-for-fine-dining-peers-gripe-9102580.html?origin=internalSearch)
Quote
he had been left "scarred" after his dinner booking was cancelled suddenly. He complained that his wife was "unable to lunch elsewhere" because she was wearing a tiara.

My heart bleeds for them.(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/crying.gif)


I really hope the people of Scotland make the right choice and rid ourselves of these people for good.


Well, if they do I'm sure the wealthy will be more than happy to supply all the vulgar behavior currently supplied by royalty...;)

Well, getting ready for the big snow storms to hit our area. Calling for 6-10 inches (15-24 cm) of snow. SOOOOOO glad I'm not working tomorrow so I don't have to take all those tech support calls for ppl remoting in...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-03, 19:18:37
Well, if they do I'm sure the wealthy will be more than happy to supply all the vulgar behavior currently supplied by royalty.

Those Lords and Ladies aren't even royalty (maybe in ye olden days it was different) though that would be bad enough if they were.  They are mostly ex members of parliament , or party donors who have given lots of money to the political party of their choice. There are a few common people who have got there through charity work and such, but damned few of them.

Well, getting ready for the big snow storms to hit our area. Calling for 6-10 inches (15-24 cm) of snow.

Keep it over there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)

SOOOOOO glad I'm not working tomorrow so I don't have to take all those tech support calls for ppl remoting in...

Can't they call you at home? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Devil.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-04, 04:01:42
Is it just me or does this Forum now have a new look?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-04, 07:07:05

Is it just me or does this Forum now have a new look?



Lol. Something happened. I like it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-04, 10:20:47

Is it just me or does this Forum now have a new look?

I'm playing around a bit.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-04, 11:46:20
Is it just me or does this Forum now have a new look?

Would have liked to have seen your reaction if everyone said "no it's just you"  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-04, 17:13:22
Quote from: expatri on 2014-02-03, 19:42:39 (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=14.msg7688#msg7688)Well, getting ready for the big snow storms to hit our area. Calling for 6-10 inches (15-24 cm) of snow.Keep it over there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)


But mom always encouraged me to share...hehehe...;)

Quote from: expatri on 2014-02-03, 19:42:39 (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=14.msg7688#msg7688)SOOOOOO glad I'm not working tomorrow so I don't have to take all those tech support calls for ppl remoting in...Can't they call you at home? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Devil.gif)


They can try, but gosh, haven't noticed until tomorrow that the battery on my phone died last night...hehehe.
But got no sympathy for them. They took back all of our work at home equipment (including the discounted business class internet service), so let the feel the pain...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-04, 17:32:11
But mom always encouraged me to share...hehehe.

And did you always do what your mum told you?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif) Bet you can't honestly say yes to that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
They can try, but gosh, haven't noticed until tomorrow that the battery on my phone died last night...hehehe

That's (ahem) convenient. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

But got no sympathy for them. They took back all of our work at home equipment (including the discounted business class internet service), so let the feel the pain...

Poetic justice then.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-04, 21:23:48

But mom always encouraged me to share...hehehe.

And did you always do what your mum told you?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif) Bet you can't honestly say yes to that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


Anything she EXPLICITLY told me to do? For the most part. Implicitly...we may have some wiggle room on that...;)

They can try, but gosh, haven't noticed until tomorrow that the battery on my phone died last night...hehehe

That's (ahem) convenient. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)


Might not even notice until the day after tomorrow. Don't think about such things when enjoying cocktails in front of the fire while the snow piles up outside...:D

But got no sympathy for them. They took back all of our work at home equipment (including the discounted business class internet service), so let the feel the pain...

Poetic justice then.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)


Amen. Let them feel the pain they made for themselves, I say...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-04, 23:27:29
Wow! What a difference it makes viewing this site with a tablet opposed to my phone. The color shades are a bit different.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-05, 11:36:11
Don't think about such things when enjoying cocktails in front of the fire while the snow piles up outside...

Who would? I know I wouldn't that's for sure.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)


Wow! What a difference it makes viewing this site with a tablet opposed to my phone. The color shades are a bit different.

Different in a good way or a bad way? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-06, 22:33:31
Good :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-07, 11:23:08
Good

Good to know. Frenzie is doing his best to make everyone happy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-07, 11:53:40
Here's one for Syav
No Loch Ness Monster sightings for first time since 1925 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-26081992)
Quote
Mr Campbell said it was the first time since 1925 that there had been no confirmed reports of the monster.

He said: "It's very upsetting news and we don't know where she's gone.



Could it be Mr Campbell that Nessie doesn't exist at all and that's why you don't know where it's gone. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-07, 12:58:35

Good

Good to know. Frenzie is doing his best to make everyone happy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)


I believe it's working. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-07, 19:10:15
Grrr.... What was once a good phone is now a POS. An upgrade popped up and I declined it initially. A few hours later it pops up again but this time it doesn't give me an option. It was either not be able to use my phone or upgrade. Now, for the last few days anyways, it has been popping up ten million notifications and apps & texting haven't been working properly. Not to mention how slow it's running compared to how it was before. WHY? lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-07, 19:23:36
Grrr.... What was once a good phone is now a POS. An upgrade popped up and I declined it initially. A few hours later it pops up again but this time it doesn't give me an option. It was either not be able to use my phone or upgrade.

Jeez! whatever happened to user choice? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbdown.gif)
Surely it should be up to you if you upgrade your phone or not.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-07, 19:28:08
I meant update. Sorry. Haha. This is the first time it's ever done that to me. I even shut it off and turned it back on to see if it would clear it. Nope. Looks like I'll be purchasing a new phone soon.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-07, 19:31:15
I meant update.

Upgrade/update it doesn't really matter, it should still be your choice not theirs. If you have to buy a new one you should send them the bill. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-07, 20:09:35

I meant update.

Upgrade/update it doesn't really matter, it should still be your choice not theirs. If you have to buy a new one you should send them the bill. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)


There's an idea. Only, I don't think At&t will go for it.

Edit: My WiFi isn't working properly either. It states I have unstable connection in my house, where it didn't used to. Grrr!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Sanguinemoon on 2014-02-08, 07:16:40
There's an idea. Only, I don't think At&t will go for it.

Maybe they will. More exactly, they might replace it under warranty. Those sound like software/firmware problems, which are a manufacturer defect.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-08, 11:03:15
Edit: My WiFi isn't working properly either. It states I have unstable connection in my house, where it didn't used to. Grrr!

Sounds like technology is out to ruin your day.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/blinksmiley.gif)
Have you tried swearing at your router? That's what I do if it mine misbehaves. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/fit.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-08, 11:05:50
My router's been great since I replaced it with an ASUS RT-N16 running TomatoUSB.

The router I had (well, still have somewhere) before that was alright but for some reason would crash within half a minute or so if I tried to use the WiFi with my phone.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-08, 11:54:18
I'm using a Belkin one at the moment and not having any problems with it. It's a damn site better than my last one which was supplied by my ISP.
That was a Netgear model but it wouldn't hold it's wi-fi signal for more than ten minutes no matter what I tried . Shockingly bad piece of junk. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif)  I know you can't expect to get the best router available from your ISP, but one that actually works isn't too much to ask for.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-08, 14:54:16

Edit: My WiFi isn't working properly either. It states I have unstable connection in my house, where it didn't used to. Grrr!

Sounds like technology is out to ruin your day.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/blinksmiley.gif)
Have you tried swearing at your router? That's what I do if it mine misbehaves. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/fit.gif)


No I haven't.  I know it's not the router's fault. I have cussed like a sailor at my phone for days now. Laptops and tablets connections to the router is perfect with a strong signal. I'm hoping it'd be covered under warranty. Although, I fear I've had my phone too long. Is there usually a time limit on a warranty? They'll take one look at my phone and throw it back at me. Screen is cracked and the casing is all beat up. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-08, 14:56:10

I'm using a Belkin one at the moment and not having any problems with it.


That's what we have. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Sanguinemoon on 2014-02-08, 16:04:39
Although, I fear I've had my phone too long. Is there usually a time limit on a warranty? They'll take one look at my phone and throw it back at me. Screen is cracked and the casing is all beat up. 

The warranty is usually for one year, but yeah they won't take it back in that condition. It was just a thought.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-08, 17:03:27


I'm using a Belkin one at the moment and not having any problems with it.


That's what we have. :)


My last two wifi routers were Belkins. The first one worked fine but then I upgraded it for all of the streaming and devices I have at home. Well the second one turned out to be a POS. All the ethernet ports died. Fortunately my PC has a wifi card so I could still connect to the internet until I could replace the dying router.

Now I have a Linksys...seems to be working fine so far (fingers crossed)...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-08, 17:38:20
Now I have a Linksys...seems to be working fine so far (fingers crossed)...

Famous last words,  you have just given it the kiss of death now. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-08, 23:35:06

Now I have a Linksys...seems to be working fine so far (fingers crossed)...

Famous last words,  you have just given it the kiss of death now. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


I'm with Luxor. You might be shooting yourself in the foot with that statement. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2014-02-09, 01:01:23
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-09, 01:49:31


Now I have a Linksys...seems to be working fine so far (fingers crossed)...

Famous last words,  you have just given it the kiss of death now. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


I'm with Luxor. You might be shooting yourself in the foot with that statement. :P


Hence the crossed fingers...:P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-02-09, 05:33:45
You know what really grinds my gears?

Adoption laws throughout the US. How the actual hell can state's prevent an adoptee from seeing their original birth certificate in what is termed an "open" adoption?

Absolute load of nonsense, it is.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-09, 12:18:41
Adoption laws throughout the US. How the actual hell can state's prevent an adoptee from seeing their original birth certificate in what is termed an "open" adoption?


Don't know much about adoption or American laws to be honest, but isn't that against their human rights? If not it should be.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-02-10, 01:07:34

Adoption laws throughout the US. How the actual hell can state's prevent an adoptee from seeing their original birth certificate in what is termed an "open" adoption?


Don't know much about adoption or American laws to be honest, but isn't that against their human rights? If not it should be.

I agree. Don't think it violates our human rights, but it is damningly ridiculous, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-12, 04:38:26
Since Miley Cyrus' performance on the VMAs, I've seen an abundance of twerk videos on the internet. Call me old-fashioned but I believe this type of thing should be left behind closed doors. I understand that in today's world sex sells and can get you other things. Why though? What happened to morals, class, dignity and self-respect. Do guys really dig girl's like that? If I were a guy it'd be a turn off.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-12, 11:08:33
What happened to morals, class, dignity and self-respect.

Beats me, (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif) seems to be anything goes these days.

Do guys really dig girl's like that?

It's an age thing I guess. The majority wouldn't likely give a girl like that a second glance (probably tell her to go and put some clothes on most likely). But a teenage boy full of raging hormones??? Well they view things entirely differently altogether. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-12, 11:41:35

What happened to morals, class, dignity and self-respect.

Beats me, (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif) seems to be anything goes these days.

Do guys really dig girl's like that?

It's an age thing I guess. The majority wouldn't likely give a girl like that a second glance (probably tell her to go and put some clothes on most likely). But a teenage boy full of raging hormones??? Well they view things entirely differently altogether. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)



You have a point. I think they give the impression to youth that this acceptable behavior and this is how a lady should act. Let's hope it doesn't get worse.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-12, 11:54:41
I think they give the impression to youth that this acceptable behavior and this is how a lady should act.

How much of it is down to the individual or is it pressure from record company executives? I think the latter myself. You have to get your act noticed in the music business or they will sink without trace, if they have talent or not. No matter what you're selling be it fish fingers or music, you have to stand out from the rest of the competition. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-12, 18:39:58
True! That would be the end of my career then. No matter how bad I wanted to succeed. There's other ways of standing out and being noticeable. I'm not one for playing by the rules all the time. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-12, 18:50:50
True! That would be the end of my career then

You and me both, mind you I don't think I meet the requirements.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)
There's other ways of standing out and being noticeable. I'm not one for playing by the rules all the time.

Quite right, no fun playing by the rules all the time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-12, 20:29:38

True! That would be the end of my career then

You and me both, mind you I don't think I meet the requirements.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)
There's other ways of standing out and being noticeable. I'm not one for playing by the rules all the time.

Quite right, no fun playing by the rules all the time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)


lol. You have to entertain yourself somehow. Some rules are simply no fun. ;-)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-13, 12:13:32
Some rules are simply no fun. ;-)

Like my wife's rule of no passing wind in bed and pulling the sheets over her head. Yep! that one's no fun at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Farting.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-13, 20:33:03

Some rules are simply no fun. ;-)

Like my wife's rule of no passing wind in bed and pulling the sheets over her head. Yep! that one's no fun at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Farting.gif)


Haha haha!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-13, 21:20:14
Came across this article on Google+

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/07/opera_founder_its_all_gone_to_crap/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/07/opera_founder_its_all_gone_to_crap/)

Not much argument with von Tetzchner's appraisal. I miss my Opera!!!

Will check out the Vivaldi site and report back.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-14, 03:37:44
Quote from: expatri
I miss my Opera!!!

I miss my Opera Blog. But there's nothing we can do.

So yeah... local TV broadcasts the entire figure skating events but showed only score highlights for the hockey games.   >:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-14, 12:09:25
Came across this article on Google+

Saw it on theregister when it was published, it's a site I visit daily. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)

Will check out the Vivaldi site and report back.

You will find a few of us there already, well we signed up anyway.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
So yeah... local TV broadcasts the entire figure skating events but showed only score highlights for the hockey games.

You were looking forward to that too weren't you. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
If it's any consolation I don't recall hearing it even getting mentioned on the TV over here. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-14, 13:04:23
Received an assortment of gifts from my two sweet little boys. Was a pleasant surprise to return home to. They love me. They really love me. Lol :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-14, 13:37:49
Received an assortment of gifts from my two sweet little boys.

That's nice. Mind you, you're lucky you got anything after taking one of them's tablet away. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-14, 17:45:55

[uhh rse.quote author=Mandi link=topic=14.msg8762#msg8762 date=1392383063]Received an assortment of gifts from my two sweet little boys.

That's nice. Mind you, you're lucky you got anything after taking one of them's tablet away. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
[/quote]

Lol. He can't help but love his momma. It's probably some kind of curse. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-14, 18:56:28
Lol. He can't help but love his momma. It's probably some kind of curse.

It's an unwritten rule that all us males have to agree to just before birth. That's what my mum told me anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Colonel Rebel on 2014-02-14, 20:06:29

Came across this article on Google+

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/07/opera_founder_its_all_gone_to_crap/ (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/07/opera_founder_its_all_gone_to_crap/)

Not much argument with von Tetzchner's appraisal. I miss my Opera!!!

Will check out the Vivaldi site and report back.

Thanks for the link.

Screw Opera.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-14, 20:29:29

Lol. He can't help but love his momma. It's probably some kind of curse.

It's an unwritten rule that all us males have to agree to just before birth. That's what my mum told me anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


Good rule. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-14, 20:45:10
Good rule

I thought you might approve of that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-15, 03:23:52

I thought you might approve of that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)


But of course.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-15, 12:50:54
Anyone got anything exciting planned for the weekend?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-15, 15:58:43

Anyone got anything exciting planned for the weekend?


Work...work and more work. Which, since it's a holiday weekend here, means a whole lot of sitting around doing nothing. Although, I may binge-watch season 2 of House of Cards on Netflix from work...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-15, 17:17:38
Work...work and more work. Which, since it's a holiday weekend here, means a whole lot of sitting around doing nothing.

A normal working day for you then. <just kidding> (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

Although, I may binge-watch season 2 of House of Cards on Netflix from work..

Sounds fair enough, if it's supposed to be a holiday anyway.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-15, 20:28:34

Anyone got anything exciting planned for the weekend?


Cleaning. Other than that I don't typically make plans. I like to surprise myself. lol
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-02-15, 21:48:53
Cleaning. Other than that I don't typically make plans. I like to surprise myself.


You'll make someone a good wife someday. :P
Surprises are nice.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-15, 22:05:16

Cleaning. Other than that I don't typically make plans. I like to surprise myself.


You'll make someone a good wife someday. :P
Surprises are nice.


Eh, doubtful. :P There are some that aren't tho. I could think of a few. Like, surprise I just took a bat to your car. Oh shit, that wasn't the right car. Looked like :insertname: car. My bad! lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-02-15, 22:41:49
Speaking of cars. I thought you had taste? What's your avatar now, a Chevelle? (hehehe)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-15, 22:52:03

Speaking of cars. I thought you had taste? What's your avatar now, a Chevelle? (hehehe)


Yes it is. 1968 Chevelle SS to be exact.  And I like it so :P
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-02-15, 23:52:39
A good year.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2F3.bp.blogspot.com%2F-BMLLdXOUwUs%2FUYnZZgZvFwI%2FAAAAAAACiNM%2FdbkZNlmIzQ8%2Fs640%2FDSC_0437.JPG&hash=419f13a420bbf9d7d6ad89bc566033ff" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BMLLdXOUwUs/UYnZZgZvFwI/AAAAAAACiNM/dbkZNlmIzQ8/s640/DSC_0437.JPG)
Here's what was leaving Chevelles at the line back then. '68 Super Bee.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-16, 00:05:09
Yea...yea! lol I like those too.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-16, 11:58:20
There are some that aren't tho. I could think of a few. Like, surprise I just took a bat to your car. Oh shit, that wasn't the right car. Looked like :insertname: car. My bad! lol

By heck remind me not to get on your wrong side. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-16, 20:19:09

There are some that aren't tho. I could think of a few. Like, surprise I just took a bat to your car. Oh shit, that wasn't the right car. Looked like :insertname: car. My bad! lol

By heck remind me not to get on your wrong side. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)


Haha. I'm not that type.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-17, 03:41:14

Anyone got anything exciting planned for the weekend?

Nope, overworked. By the time I got home I only had time to eat dinner, take a shower, and go to bed. I finally have time to come back here again. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: j7n on 2014-02-17, 10:56:12
ׂ
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-17, 11:38:18
Haha. I'm not that type.

Phew! Thank goodness for that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Nope, overworked. By the time I got home I only had time to eat dinner, take a shower, and go to bed.

Sounds like you won't have been watching much of the Winter Olympics then.

Where is the cookie cat Ohme?

He deleted his account the same day as he deleted his MyOpera one. No idea why though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-18, 04:14:00
Quote from: Luxor
Sounds like you won't have been watching much of the Winter Olympics then.

Didn't make that much of a difference...local TV didn't even broadcast USA vs Russia hockey match. I guess you need a premium channel to watch it.  ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-18, 11:39:53
I guess you need a premium channel to watch it.

Really! That's not entering into the spirit of the Olympics is it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/nono.gif)
I thought they were supposed to be kept away from paying channels so that everyone could view them.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-20, 18:31:47

I guess you need a premium channel to watch it.

Really! That's not entering into the spirit of the Olympics is it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/nono.gif)
I thought they were supposed to be kept away from paying channels so that everyone could view them.

I'll just be glad when it's all over and regular programming resumes. Been missing out on bunches of my shows...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-20, 18:45:15
Been missing out on bunches of my shows.

Can't you catch them up on-line? I thought you would have had plenty box sets to keep you going during the Olympics anyway.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-21, 00:21:48

Been missing out on bunches of my shows.

Can't you catch them up on-line? I thought you would have had plenty box sets to keep you going during the Olympics anyway.

Well, I made the sad mistake of catching up on all the current shows airing so now I'm eager to see the latest. My own fault for not keeping myself a few episodes behind on a given show...>sigh<...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-21, 11:54:26
My own fault for not keeping myself a few episodes behind on a given show...>sigh<

Let that be a lesson to you then.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Look on the bright side, the Olympics will soon be over and your normal viewing will be resumed.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-21, 16:46:26
Quote from: Luxor
Look on the bright side, the Olympics will soon be over and your normal viewing will be resumed.

Yup, I think expatri will appreciate his upcoming shows  better once the Olympics is over. :D

I felt sick and had to call in this morning. The bad thing about calling in sick is that I don't get paid.  :-\  The good thing is...I get a Friday off. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-21, 17:10:25
I felt sick and had to call in this morning.

Hope you get over it quickly whatever it is. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/sick.gif)
The bad thing about calling in sick is that I don't get paid.

That sucks.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbdown.gif)
The good thing is...I get a Friday off.

What is it they say about clouds and silver linings. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Thinking2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-21, 19:36:53
Quote from: Luxor
Hope you get over it quickly whatever it is.

Thanks. I felt nausea all night and couldn't sleep. But I'm feeling a bit better already. :)
Quote from: Luxor
What is it they say about clouds and silver linings.

Yup, I had to work every freakin' Friday. Kinda nice to have a Friday off for a change. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-21, 19:56:47
I felt sick and had to call in this morning. The bad thing about calling in sick is that I don't get paid.

Are you from the US?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-21, 20:19:46
Yup, I had to work every freakin' Friday. Kinda nice to have a Friday off for a change.

Just a pity you have to get sick just to get a Friday off though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sniffle.gif)

Are you from the US?

He sure is.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-21, 22:14:19

Quote from: Luxor
Hope you get over it quickly whatever it is.

Thanks. I felt nausea all night and couldn't sleep. But I'm feeling a bit better already. :)


Sorry you're tummy's under the weather, but glad that it's clearing up quickly. Sucks about no paid sick time.

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-22, 05:59:46
@Syav- Hope you feel better soon. That sucks about not getting paid when you're sick. I'm fortunate enough to receive PTO when I'm out of work. I accrue so many hours per pay period, which is determined on how many years you've worked for the company. Comes in handy when I get put on call or called off for low census. And there's always getting paid while vacationing. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-22, 21:48:07

@Syav- Hope you feel better soon. That sucks about not getting paid when you're sick. I'm fortunate enough to receive PTO when I'm out of work. I accrue so many hours per pay period, which is determined on how many years you've worked for the company. Comes in handy when I get put on call or called off for low census. And there's always getting paid while vacationing. ;)


PTO is nice. We get a lump sum at the start of each year. This year I have a little over 7 weeks to burn...:)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-23, 06:53:00

PTO is nice. We get a lump sum at the start of each year. This year I have a little over 7 weeks to burn...:)


That's nice. I accrue 7.something each pay period. We also get 2 days a year that we can cash it in for cash money as long as we keep 40 hours in the bank. I've done it a few times but since being one night shift I've used up a lot of it because of being put on call, vacation last year and when i was out after my surgery. I'm slowly building it back up.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-23, 11:06:39
PTO is nice.

What's PTO? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/what.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-23, 11:35:35

PTO is nice.

What's PTO? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/what.gif)


It is paid time off.  I don't know if it's the same everywhere but I use it for vacations, when I'm sick and/or when they put me on call for low census.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-23, 11:46:16
It is paid time off.

Ah! rather obvious now I come to think of it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)
We just call it holiday pay here.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-23, 13:34:26

It is paid time off.

Ah! rather obvious now I come to think of it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)
We just call it holiday pay here.


Interesting...... Our holiday pay consists of getting paid time and a half (major holidays only).
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-23, 14:07:31
Our holiday pay consists of getting paid time and a half (major holidays only).

No chance of getting that here, not unless you were very lucky and got it as a condition in your contract of employment.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-23, 16:13:31

Our holiday pay consists of getting paid time and a half (major holidays only).

No chance of getting that here, not unless you were very lucky and got it as a condition in your contract of employment.


Well, the paid time and a half is if you actually work on the holiday. Otherwise you just get your regular pay for the day, but take the day off.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-23, 17:27:32
Well, the paid time and a half is if you actually work on the holiday

Got you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
It's not a standard here, though it does happen, down to conditions of employment etc. Depends how desperate your employer is too, I managed to wangle time and a half payment and time in lieu a couple of times in the past. Didn't make me very popular with the management though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-24, 02:24:13
Thanks for the clarification Expatri. I tend to leave out details. Lol
The differences are odd to me. Guess life would be boring without them.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-24, 12:15:59
I tend to leave out details. Lol

Ah well you have your hands full being a mum so your excused. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Talking of which, how come you ended up in ER with the young lad?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-24, 22:03:02

Talking of which, how come you ended up in ER with the young lain?


My step-dad brought him up to my work because he woke up from a dead sleep screaming. Mom and him were afraid that he had another inguinal hernia. I'll admit, I was a bit worried after we spoke.  When he arrived he seemed to be in less pain. I got him checked out anyway just to be safe. After tests we received confirmation that he is indeed full of poop. lol Miralax will be his friend for the next few days. Thanks for asking.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-02-24, 23:16:55
Quote
An international discussion forum for debating everything under the sun and then some.

As advertised, I guess. :whistles:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-25, 05:00:53
Olympics 2014 is over. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sherv.net%2Fcm%2Femo%2Fsad%2Fdeep-sigh-smiley-emoticon.gif&hash=27e7d6af3857748faa05d339f4b3301a" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/sad/deep-sigh-smiley-emoticon.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-25, 12:01:44
My step-dad brought him up to my work because he woke up from a dead sleep screaming. Mom and him were afraid that he had another inguinal hernia. I'll admit, I was a bit worried after we spoke.

Better safe than sorry.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif) 
After tests we received confirmation that he is indeed full of poop.

Too much information. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Stop.gif)    (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)

As advertised, I guess.

We aim to please. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup.gif)

Olympics 2014 is over.

The paralympics start in March, you'll have to satisfy yourself with them instead. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-25, 22:56:55
So I'm not one that gets a lot of TV time, however, when I do I usually stick to shows/movies I know. Do any of y'all recommend any TV series/movies?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-26, 03:57:58
Quote from: Luxor
The paralympics start in March, you'll have to satisfy yourself with them instead.

Nope, not watching that. I'll have to wait for the next Summer Olympics. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fimageshack.com%2Fa%2Fimg703%2F2618%2Fdsba.gif&hash=28b1a5fb222d3775e8db576be3d1ca8b" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://imageshack.com/a/img703/2618/dsba.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-26, 04:02:24
Quote from: Mandi
Do any of y'all recommend any TV series/movies?

Intelligence. Monday nights 7pm Central time. This guy has a computer chip implanted in his brain.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-26, 06:43:04

Quote from: Mandi
Do any of y'all recommend any TV series/movies?

Intelligence. Monday nights 7pm Central time. This guy has a computer chip implanted in his brain.


I've caught some of that one. It is pretty good. I have a lot of catching up to do on that one I'm afraid. I guess any really. lol Thanks for the suggestion. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-26, 11:21:20
Do any of y'all recommend any TV series/movies?

Not really. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

Nope, not watching that. I'll have to wait for the next Summer Olympics.

Not even for the Ice sledge hockey? I think even I might watch a bit of that, though more out of curiosity than anything else if I'm honest.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-26, 18:58:58

Not really. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

Bummer! :-(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-26, 19:06:29
Bummer! :-(

My wife is the one who watches TV here. I know she raves about Breaking Bad but you've most likely seen it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-26, 19:31:44

My wife is the one who watches TV here. I know she raves about Breaking Bad but you've most likely seen it.


I've heard of it but I don't believe I've ever seen it. I'm not really passionate about TV. I have a hard sitting still while I'm awake. If I'm still for too long I end up passed out. Lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-26, 19:51:09
I've heard of it but I don't believe I've ever seen it

Thank goodness for that, I was beginning to think that I was the only person that had never seen it.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Jumpwithjoy.gif)
I have a hard sitting still while I'm awake.

I'm frightened to ask, but a hard what? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-26, 20:57:34
Thank goodness for that, I was beginning to think that I was the only person that had never seen it.

*cough, cough*
Breaking Bad looked potentially interesting on Mythbusters, but I haven't seen it.

:P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-02-26, 22:01:18

I have a hard sitting still while I'm awake.

I'm frightened to ask, but a hard what? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)


Oops..... I meant hard time. Filthy minds I tell ya. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-02-27, 02:57:06
It's official; I've been promoted to Technology Support Analyst - Senior! WOOT!!!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-27, 03:00:37
Quote from: Mandi
I've caught some of that one. It is pretty good. I have a lot of catching up to do on that one I'm afraid.

Ya think? I've only seen the last 2 episodes, Lol. I haven't been watching TV for months and just started to watch TV again. :P

Quote from: Luxor
Not even for the Ice sledge hockey? I think even I might watch a bit of that, though more out of curiosity than anything else if I'm honest.

Nope, I don't even care about watching NHL (National Hockey League). I only like to watch the Olympics hockey games. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-02-27, 03:02:31

It's official; I've been promoted to Technology Support Analyst - Senior! WOOT!!!

Congrats to you, expatri! :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-27, 11:44:05

*cough, cough*
Breaking Bad looked potentially interesting on Mythbusters, but I haven't seen it.

:P



I can't remember everything.  Especially stuff about TV shows. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)

Oops..... I meant hard time. Filthy minds I tell ya.

I don't know what you mean. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angel.gif)
It's official; I've been promoted to Technology Support Analyst - Senior! WOOT!!!

Congratulations buddy. That means the drinks are on you. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers.gif)

Nope, I don't even care about watching NHL (National Hockey League). I only like to watch the Olympics hockey games.

I thought hockey was hockey regardless of the competition. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-28, 17:50:41
Is it dressing up if your suit is cheaper than your shirt? :P

(Okay, I have a more expensive suit too... I just need to figure out which to wear. xD)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-28, 17:57:32
Is it dressing up if your suit is cheaper than your shirt?

As I'm someone who's normal attire is jeans and a T-shirt, I would say yes. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cool2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-28, 19:09:48
I picked up this severely el cheapo suit in some English chain a few years ago. It cost me something like €35. The shirt I'd probably wear with it was €40 or €45. :P (For that matter I don't really have any proper shirts cheaper than that, although I do pick up most on sale when they're slightly less.)

It doesn't look horrible or anything, or I wouldn't have picked it up. Still, it was something of an impulse buy.

I probably need more suits. *grins* I would've bought a moderately nice linen suit (not expensive!) at C&A last summer, but they didn't have the right size.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-02-28, 19:24:49
I probably need more suits.

Unless it's required for your job then a man only needs two suits. One for weddings and one for funerals.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
Dress smart but casual for other social occasions.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-02-28, 20:43:41
:P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-02, 04:32:04
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/28/us/dead-man-comes-back-life/

I'm more interested to know if he had any 'life after death experience'. :P Y'know...some people claimed they saw Jesus while others said they met their loved ones who already died.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-02, 12:15:28
http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/28/us/dead-man-comes-back-life/ (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/28/us/dead-man-comes-back-life/)

Read about that on the BBC, got to be pretty scary waking up in a body bag. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Scared.gif)

I'm more interested to know if he had any 'life after death experience'.

Think there seems to be a doubt if he was actually dead or not, if not then no after death experience for him. If there is such a thing of course.
Y'know...some people claimed they saw Jesus while others said they met their loved ones who already died.

Hmm!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lipsrsealed.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-02, 17:38:02
Well, everyone's getting the hatches battened down for yet another Snowpocolypsaggedon. What's that make...3 of those things for the midwest and eastern USA?

This business is getting SOOOOOOOOO old...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-02, 17:54:12
Well, everyone's getting the hatches battened down for yet another Snowpocolypsaggedon.

You just made that word up didn't you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)
What's that make...3 of those things for the midwest and eastern USA?

Does sound like you're getting more than your fair share that's for sure. What's the deepest you've had so far?

This business is getting SOOOOOOOOO old.

I have barely seen a snowflake at all this winter, nothing to shout about anyway. Rain on the other hand though...... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-02, 18:06:29
I have barely seen a snowflake at all this winter

Four score and seven years ago we used to see these things called "snowflakes" frequently...

PS Last year the snow showed up in a couple of weeks from now. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-02, 18:41:33
PS Last year the snow showed up in a couple of weeks from now.

Same here though only enough to lie on the ground for a couple of days. Year before that though we had our fair share.

We had about 3 or so weeks of cold this winter

It's been fairly cold here all winter, not as cold as in the past though I reckon.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-02, 20:43:46
Same here though only enough to lie on the ground for a couple of days. Year before that though we had our fair share.

We had more and longer snow than Scotland? Wowzers!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-02, 20:59:10
We had more and longer snow than Scotland? Wowzers!

The only place that really gets prolonged snow here is up in the highlands, I think the the skiers demand it to be so. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-02, 21:02:36
Right, talking to people from Aberdeen probably colors one's perspective. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-03, 00:24:38

Well, everyone's getting the hatches battened down for yet another Snowpocolypsaggedon.

You just made that word up didn't you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)


But of course...:D It's my solution to the problem of calling it a snowmageddon or snowpocolypse. Either of those terms get tossed around in pretty much equal proportion, so this one word covers both.


What's that make...3 of those things for the midwest and eastern USA?

Does sound like you're getting more than your fair share that's for sure. What's the deepest you've had so far?


I believe the last one was the biggie of the year (so far, fingers crossed, knock on wood, sacrifice an infan...I mean...umm...fingers crossed on both hands). Got a solid foot of snow here...:(


This business is getting SOOOOOOOOO old.

I have barely seen a snowflake at all this winter, nothing to shout about anyway. Rain on the other hand though...... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


Rain? In Scotland?!? You're making that up!  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-03, 11:38:38
Right, talking to people from Aberdeen probably colors one's perspective.

It can be a harsh winter up there right enough.
But of course... :D  It's my solution to the problem of calling it a snowmageddon or snowpocolypse. Either of those terms get tossed around in pretty much equal proportion, so this one word covers both.

Well that's that cleared up then.
I believe the last one was the biggie of the year (so far, fingers crossed, knock on wood, sacrifice an infan...I mean...umm...fingers crossed on both hands). Got a solid foot of snow here..

A foot of snow isn't really much to grumble about, unless you're lying down in it in a drunken stupor of course. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

Rain? In Scotland?!? You're making that up!

Yeah you're right, whoever was going to believe that one. Can't pull the wool over your eyes can I?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-03, 18:37:24
Well it's official......MyOpera's life has been stripped from all of our hands. They didn't waste any time shutting her down today. Does it really bother any of y'all since, thanks to Frenzie, we are all on the Sanctuary? 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-03, 18:45:33
I won't be shedding a tear.
Have we got a smiley representing utter indifference?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-03, 18:50:49
Speaking of My Opera, I might have a nice surprise tomorrow. [/tease]
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-03, 18:56:52
Does it really bother any of y'all since, thanks to Frenzie, we are all on the Sanctuary?

Nope! Not bothered at all after the way they seem to have disregarded all their users of both the browser and MyOpera.
Feck 'em. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Have we got a smiley representing utter indifference?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yawn.gif) is the best I can come up with.
Speaking of My Opera, I might have a nice surprise tomorrow. [/tease]

Smilies/Smileys?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-03, 18:59:22

I won't be shedding a tear.
Have we got a smiley representing utter indifference?


No tears gone to waste here either.  :)


Speaking of My Opera, I might have a nice surprise tomorrow. [/tease]


I like surprises although I can be a bit impatient. So with that being said, spill the beans Frenz. Lol :P



Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-03, 19:01:25
Hole in one, but the specifics are still being worked out.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-03, 19:05:48
Hmmmm.......then I will await your word.   :-\
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 11:49:04
Hmmmm.......then I will await your word.

Or you could go back a couple of posts.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Smilies/Smileys?
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)


Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 11:53:31
No word yet. Fingers crossed! :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 12:23:29
I just received word that I'm allowed to use the smilies using this license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/). Go Opera Software! :up:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 12:30:32
No word yet. Fingers crossed!

You've waited a while, a little longer won't make much difference. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)


I just received word that I'm allowed to use the smilies using this license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/). Go Opera Software! :up:

Excellent. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 12:35:14

Or you could go back a couple of posts.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


Luxor, you sir are a sneaky man. I seen tt92's and Frenzie's posts but not yours until you brought it to my attention. Thank you! :doh:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 12:44:28
Luxor, you sir are a sneaky man.

Oh yes blame me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
It's not enough that I get that at home. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 12:54:03

Luxor, you sir are a sneaky man.

Oh yes blame me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
It's not enough that I get that at home. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)


Well....... someone has to take the blame. :-P I get blamed for all kinds of things. Even things I wasn't around for.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 13:09:47
Well....... someone has to take the blame. :-P

True enough.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
I get blamed for all kinds of things. Even things I wasn't around for.

Hmm! That does sound familiar for some reason. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thinking.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 13:36:16
Please have some patience while I work out the  :bug: :bug: :bug:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 13:47:59
Please have some patience while I work out the

You're getting there. I can see most of them now while earlier none were visible.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 16:45:08

Well....... someone has to take the blame. :-P

True enough.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
I get blamed for all kinds of things. Even things I wasn't around for.

Hmm! That does sound familiar for some reason. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thinking.gif)


I'm glad it's not just me. Maybe  :alien: are doing it?  :whistle:


Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 17:27:50
Maybe   :alien:  are doing it?

I thought they only did probing.  :eyes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 18:21:03
Btw Luxor, where'd you get all these moving smilies from?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 18:34:18
Btw Luxor, where'd you get all these moving smilies from?

I just gathered them up from forums over the years when I've seen them posted. That and stumbling upon places like Smiley Vault (http://www.smileyvault.com/).
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 18:35:19

Maybe   :alien:  are doing it?

I thought they only did probing.  :eyes:


Contrary to popular belief, these space beings do so much more than probing. Sure people get hung up on the probing, mainly because that's what they do most often. Lets face it, most people wouldn't find that enjoyable and I'm sure the only people to come out with that info probably liked it.  :whistle: There are so many things these beings are capable of such as, showing humanity the ways of technology, unleashing unexplainable beasts onto our lands, causing a newer phenomenon to occur across the globe (strange Sci-fi noises from the atomosphere),  curing celebrities of otherwise fatal illnesses without a cure, etc..... I could keep going but I think you got it.  ;) :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 18:44:23
I could keep going but I think you got it.  ;) :P

I don't think I do. Please, do go on.  :yes: :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-04, 18:48:04
 :wizard: Woot! I'm back in the saddle!    :spock:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 18:53:48

I could keep going but I think you got it.  ;) :P

I don't think I do. Please, do go on.  :yes: :whistle:


Ok..... There has been strange events regarding farm animals. Owner's have found them dead ( an unexplainable death) with an odd circle left on their corpse. Come on, they haven't found Holly Bobo yet?! It's obvious..... she liked the probing.  :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 18:57:43

:wizard: Woot! I'm back in the saddle!    :spock:


Did someone miss the smiley's?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-04, 19:01:19
 
Did someone miss the smiley's?


Well....... someone has to take the blame. :-P I get blamed for all kinds of things. Even things I wasn't around for.


I think we know where this is going..? :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 19:07:15

Did someone miss the smiley's?


Well....... someone has to take the blame. :-P I get blamed for all kinds of things. Even things I wasn't around for.


I think we know where this is going..? :P


Maybe......   ::)  :-X :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 19:15:48
Contrary to popular belief, these space beings do so much more than probing. Sure people get hung up on the probing, mainly because that's what they do most often. Lets face it, most people wouldn't find that enjoyable and I'm sure the only people to come out with that info probably liked it.

I'm sure I read somewhere that once probed there's no going back. Not very sure just what type of magazine I read that in though so it may be unrelated.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Embarrased.gif)
There are so many things these beings are capable of such as, showing humanity the ways of technology, unleashing unexplainable beasts onto our lands, causing a newer phenomenon to occur across the globe (strange Sci-fi noises from the atomosphere),  curing celebrities of otherwise fatal illnesses without a cure, etc..... I could keep going but I think you got it.   ;)

Aha! You seem to know a lot about them pesky  :alien: 's Do you a secretly work at Area 51? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-04, 19:21:34
Better watch out. If they think you know too much...(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.SmilieCenter.de%2Fsmilies%2Falien%2Falien_smilies_0022.gif&hash=3eaf649ba4feda4c8b66f8aac878a452" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.SmilieCenter.de/smilies/alien/alien_smilies_0022.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 19:22:05

Aha! You seem to know a lot about them pesky  :alien: 's Do you a secretly work at Area 51? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)


I'm not at liberty to comment on that. :exitsslowly:  :whistle:


Better watch out. If they think you know too much...(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.SmilieCenter.de%2Fsmilies%2Falien%2Falien_smilies_0022.gif&hash=3eaf649ba4feda4c8b66f8aac878a452" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.SmilieCenter.de/smilies/alien/alien_smilies_0022.gif)



The area has prepared me for such endeavors. Research shows that they only like to probe the living, so they will inject me with a medicine that temporarily puts me in a coma. The aliens will think I've gone to visit the gods and release me back into my natural habitat.  :lol: :doh: I've said too much. It wasn't the area that was to do that.....I seen that on TV.  :P

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 19:33:36
I'm not at liberty to comment on that. :exitsslowly:

Standard reply by Area 51 employees. Cover blown.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 19:37:14

I'm not at liberty to comment on that. :exitsslowly:

Standard reply by Area 51 employees. Cover blown.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


:doh: Great! Do you know what they do to people that blow covers?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-04, 19:38:22
Give them away as a present for some loving the :alien: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOaqDEjxQAU&feature=kp)?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 19:44:14

Give them away as a present for some loving the :alien: (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOaqDEjxQAU&feature=kp)?


Haha. I really don't know. I'm afraid that may be the case...   :o
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-04, 20:16:40
Do you know what they do to people that blow covers?

I've heard rumours. Not nice, not nice at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif) 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 22:35:20

Do you know what they do to people that blow covers?

I've heard rumours. Not nice, not nice at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)


:cry:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-04, 23:20:18
http://www.examiner.com/article/owners-of-a-kentucky-haunted-hospital-plan-to-make-it-a-haunted-hotel

Just read where they plan on re- opening Waverly Hills Sanatorium as a haunted hotel. If you are not familiar with this establishment, it was built in the early 1900s to accommodate tuberculosis patients during the epidemic. Commonly known as the most haunted place in the world. Would you dare?

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-05, 04:27:19

I just received word that I'm allowed to use the smilies using this license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/). Go Opera Software! :up:

:yes:  :hat:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-05, 11:33:55
Commonly known as the most haunted place in the world. Would you dare?

No problem for two simple reasons.
1. I don't believe in ghosts. So do your worst ghosties.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
2. It's some of the living, not the dead that I'm scared of. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Scared.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-05, 11:46:21

Commonly known as the most haunted place in the world. Would you dare?

No problem for two simple reasons.
1. I don't believe in ghosts. So do your worst ghosties.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
2. It's some of the living, not the dead that I'm scared of. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Scared.gif)


You do have a point. There are a lot of crazies in this world.  :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-05, 12:12:50
You do have a point. There are a lot of crazies in this world.

You can say that again. I bet you've met more than your fair share in your line of work.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-05, 12:54:55

You do have a point. There are a lot of crazies in this world.

You can say that again. I bet you've met more than your fair share in your line of work.


Oh my, yes!  It's quite shocking. I've seen more and more cases of suicidal patients over the last year than in the 8 years I've been there. I'm not sure if it was due to implimenting new policies/guidelines that have to be carried out with those types or we just never screened for them in the past.  Just last year they opened the Geriatric psych unit. Primarily, it's used for the elderly with mental disorders such as, bipolar, depression, skitz,  dementia, etc... The doctor's focus is to try and straighten out medications so these people can function in public whether that be an assisted living, retirement village, nursing homes and in the general public. I'm not a fan of this floor. Every time I work GP I get hit and kicked. Last week I had a man that was in his 60s that was verbally/physically abusive toward anyone he encountered. I thought he was going to break my arm at one point. By morning it was apparent that this man knew exactly what he was doing, no confusion about it. He was just an arsehole. As I was trying to comb a little old ladies hair, out of nowhere, she smack me in the face. Also, while assisting another lady out of bed, all was fine and dandy until someone else walked into the room to help. I was then punched in the ribs. I could not handle that all the time.   (Oops sorry for the novel) 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-05, 13:20:01
Sounds like much the same stuff as my friend who is a psychiatric nurse tells me about.
He told me of one incident when a patient in his 80's attacked him with a walking stick, all he was doing was walking past him. Not the sort of thing you should have to put up with at your place of work, but I suppose it's to be expected in some cases though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-05, 19:44:42
You can pretty much pin point the crazies on admission. I had to help a nurse once that was getting hit with a cane. The funny part was my sister gave the patient the cane not knowing what was about to happen. We laugh about it now. Makes for some good stories. I have plenty of them.  :D

Side note: The kiddos have been out of school all week and I've had the luxury of watching my eldest niece the past few days.They have semi gotten on my nerves so I sent them out for a good ol' fashioned snowball fight. Who knew snow could be so therapeutic?! Hehe   ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-05, 20:10:36
I had to help a nurse once that was getting hit with a cane. The funny part was my sister gave the patient the cane not knowing what was about to happen.

I shouldn't laugh but..... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
The kiddos have been out of school all week and I've had the luxury of watching my eldest niece the past few days.


School holiday time I'm guessing.
They have semi gotten on my nerves so I sent them out for a good ol' fashioned snowball fight.


Good plan, that should tire them out for a while, if you're lucky anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)

Who knew snow could be so therapeutic?! Hehe

Therapeutic for who though, you or the kids?   :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-06, 02:03:56

The kiddos have been out of school all week and I've had the luxury of watching my eldest niece the past few days.


School holiday time I'm guessing.

Actually they've been out for a legit snow day. Not just because snow/ice was in the forecast.


Who knew snow could be so therapeutic?! Hehe

Therapeutic for who though, you or the kids?   :P


Maybe both?  :whistle: And I just had to open my mouth. The lady that smacked me across the face last week is now on my floor and has already attempted to hurt me. Poor thing doesn't stand a chance.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-06, 11:58:17
Actually they've been out for a legit snow day. Not just because snow/ice was in the forecast.

Never got snow days when I was at school. That was a privilege only the kids that lived more than 5 miles away in the countryside got. Those of us left in the class envied them.

And I just had to open my mouth. The lady that smacked me across the face last week is now on my floor and has already attempted to hurt me. Poor thing doesn't stand a chance.

:))  Won't be a fair fight as you've probably had training to deal with patients like that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-06, 19:32:02
Actually we are not trained to tolerate that type of behavior. Self-control is key there. I've seen some rather pissed off nursing staff while I'm just laughing. Don't get me wrong, I have had to set some people straight and it has helped with some unruly patients. One case in particular comes to mind.... a young man that comes in quite frequently always kicks nurses and other help out where he doesn't do me that way. I set him straight way back when I first started taking car of him. (Not in a mean way but stern) Since then he has no issues with me. Some people just need a reality check at times.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-07, 12:28:42
Actually we are not trained to tolerate that type of behavior.

Wow! I must say I'm surprised.
a young man that comes in quite frequently always kicks nurses and other help out where he doesn't do me that way. I set him straight way back when I first started taking car of him. (Not in a mean way but stern)

Seems like a better way to deal with it I must admit.  :up:
Some people just need a reality check at times.


Ain't that the truth.  :)


I think the problem over here is health and safety rules seem to override common sense. My friend who is the psych nurse has to go on regular health and safety courses the majority of which seems to involve how to restrain violent patients. There's not been any patient harmed as far as I know, but if your training people for that then surely the risk to patients is there. All it would take is a member of staff to be having a very bad day for whatever reason, then restraint could quickly turn into an assault.  :(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-07, 14:53:33
Well we do have annual competencies that require us to prove that we know how to tie a slipknot for restraint purposes, proper body mechanics and how to keep the patient safe. I've never had a class to teach me reactions toward an unruly patient though, only when it is an apporpriate time to use a certain type of restraint. Contrary to what most people might think, restraints are last resort and are not for poor behavior unless it directly interferes with treatment. For example, I would have to get a doctors consent to place restraints on a patient that might potentially pull out an IV, peg tube, NG tube or catheters...etc. No doctor would restrain a violent patient. Those types get security called, get sent home or medicated for agitation. Mentally unstable patient's become the exception if they are of the '6404' status, in which they are deemed crazy (for the lack of a better term) and lose their rights all together. They have to be closely monitor by one staff member around the clock until a sheriff arrives to have them transported to a psych facility. Wow! Health-care can be complicated.  Phew!  :lol:

Edit: As a healthcare worker, you have to learn to look past some people's behavior because emotions, pain and drug reactions can change any given person's tune. I've had many patients that become verbally abusive/just agitated from pain or drugs. Many have apologized for their behaviors after the fact.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-07, 15:08:00
I'd be a good case for sedation. I would go nuts if someone tied me down.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-07, 15:10:57

I'd be a good case for sedation. I would go nuts if someone tied me down.


As would many. I included. You'd have to give them a legit reason to do so.  ;)
I'm sure that would also depend on who/why you would be getting tied down. You might like it at times. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-07, 17:12:20
I'm sure that would also depend on who/why you would be getting tied down. You might like it at times.

I'm sure you would be able to find people willing to pay for the privilege too, if you looked in the right places that is. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angel.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-07, 18:41:44
I once spoke to a 16-year-old (or maybe it was 17... not 18, anyway) who claimed to be working in such a place. :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-07, 19:01:11
I once spoke to a 16-year-old (or maybe it was 17... not 18, anyway) who claimed to be working in such a place.

Did you quickly change the subject or did you get the address? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-07, 19:01:24
Really?! Wouldn't catch me dead in one.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-07, 19:40:46
Really?! Wouldn't catch me dead in one.

I think your safe, if you were dead you probably wouldn't get in.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-07, 20:02:16

I think your safe, if you were dead you probably wouldn't get in.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Some people like being tied up, others like-- :rip: :insane:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-07, 20:19:17

Really?! Wouldn't catch me dead in one.

I think your safe, if you were dead you probably wouldn't get in.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)


:lol: I just fell over laughing. Thanks.



I think your safe, if you were dead you probably wouldn't get in.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Some people like being tied up, others like-- :rip: :insane:


So true. Some people have odd fetishes.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-07, 20:38:14
I wouldn't be so sure about that. Some people like being tied up, others like--  :rip:

Allegedly so, though it doesn't bear thinking about. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)

I just fell over laughing. Thanks.

Your most welcome.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-08, 12:31:35
I thought I had seen everything then these come along (http://www.firebox.com/product/6437/Flatulence-Underwear?via=whatsnew). (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif)
So who needs a pair? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-08, 17:23:10
Oh joy...we here in the US will be going on to Daylight Saving Time this weekend... :irked:

Honestly, I do not know why we continue this silly ritual. I could really use that hour of sleep we'll be losing... :'(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-08, 18:21:21
Oh joy...we here in the US will be going on to Daylight Saving Time this weekend...

Oh joy, that means it will be here soon to.  Oh indeed it is, it's the 30th of the month here.  ::)
Honestly, I do not know why we continue this silly ritual.

It does seem pointless nowadays, if there ever was a point in the first place.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)
I could really use that hour of sleep we'll be losing...

Sounds like somebody could be working in the morning. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-09, 01:48:59

Honestly, I do not know why we continue this silly ritual.

It does seem pointless nowadays, if there ever was a point in the first place. 
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThinkRolleyes.gif)


It's kind of come and gone over here before for a variety of reasons from increased farm production to energy and/or fuel savings (energy was the reason it was last brought back here in the '70's).


I could really use that hour of sleep we'll be losing...

Sounds like somebody could be working in the morning. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

You betcha. And when you're working 12 hour shifts, every hour of sleep is precious...:(
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Post by: expatri on 2014-03-09, 11:32:58
Even the cats know it's too damn early. I'm up getting ready for work and they're still in bet. I can almost hear them snoring "wtf?".
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-09, 11:44:15
Even the cats know it's too damn early. I'm up getting ready for work and they're still in bet. I can almost hear them snoring "wtf?".

Sounds familiar. You can bet your bottom dollar too that when the clocks change back again and you have that chance of an extra hour in bed, they will be wide awake and wanting fed at the normal time. That's what Bailey does anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wahhh.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-09, 14:27:55

Even the cats know it's too damn early. I'm up getting ready for work and they're still in bed. I can almost hear them snoring "wtf?".

Sounds familiar. You can bet your bottom dollar too that when the clocks change back again and you have that chance of an extra hour in bed, they will be wide awake and wanting fed at the normal time. That's what Bailey does anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wahhh.gif)


"Normal" feeding time? That's another way of saying "when they're awake", right? ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-09, 18:14:54
"Normal" feeding time? That's another way of saying "when they're awake", right?

Of course and as you'll probably know with you being a cat slave, if your not awake then it's too bad, your awake now.  :P
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Post by: expatri on 2014-03-10, 15:25:47

"Normal" feeding time? That's another way of saying "when they're awake", right?

Of course and as you'll probably know with you being a cat slave, if your not awake then it's too bad, your awake now.  :P


Actually, when I'm not awake is "pet me" time. And god forbid I should get up to use the loo and have the temerity to think I'll be allowed to go back to sleep...>sigh<...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-10, 17:30:14
And god forbid I should get up to use the loo and have the temerity to think I'll be allowed to go back to sleep...>sigh<...

I'm surprised you even attempt it, surely you knew the rules when they adopted you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-03-10, 18:25:30

And god forbid I should get up to use the loo and have the temerity to think I'll be allowed to go back to sleep...>sigh<...

I'm surprised you even attempt it, surely you knew the rules when they adopted you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)


Didn't used to be that way. Tonka appreciated the benefits of a good nights sleep for her servants, including Clint. But now that Clint's the top cat, he's feeling like it's time to impose his "new world order".

I'll be so happy when Nixie figures out what a wuss Clint is and puts him in his place like Tonka used to do...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-10, 18:59:37
My sister adopted a 3 year old (might have been abused) cat from Petco. Grayson is surprisingly chill and sweet. Although, he doesn't like everyone but he loves me. :-)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-10, 19:03:57
Hit me up on Google hangouts, princess. I bricked my phone last night. :-\
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-10, 19:05:04

Hit me up on Google hangouts, princess. I bricked my phone last night. :-\


:-( Yessir!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-10, 20:16:19
I'll be so happy when Nixie figures out what a wuss Clint is and puts him in his place like Tonka used to do...

Nixie is most likely just being tolerant so far just to keep the peace. Then one day....... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
My sister adopted 3 years (might have been abused) cat from Petco. Grayson is surprisingly chill and sweet. Although, he doesn't like everyone but he loves me. :-)

Hope the poor thing wasn't abused. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif) Sounds like he is contented in his new home though so all good in the end. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-10, 21:03:47

Hope the poor thing wasn't abused. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif) Sounds like he is contented in his new home though so all good in the end. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)


For the most part he seems to be. Occasionally, he beats up the 80lb boxer. He's still a little apprehensive towards her two year old. For good reason I imagine. Lol
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-11, 12:02:08
Occasionally, he beats up the 80lb boxer.

That sounds like normal cat behaviour to be honest. Bailey terrorises our next door neighbours Alsatian constantly. Our previous cat did the same with any dog he encountered. The bigger the dog the less fearless he was.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

He's still a little apprehensive towards her two year old. For good reason I imagine. Lol

They're not daft, toddlers pull tails, ears and whiskers.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-11, 18:14:43

Occasionally, he beats up the 80lb boxer.

That sounds like normal cat behaviour to be honest. Bailey terrorises our next door neighbours Alsatian constantly. Our previous cat did the same with any dog he encountered. The bigger the dog the less fearless he was.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)


Cat perspective on dogs: "dogs are wusses and convenient punching bags"...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixvBFzG0kc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ixvBFzG0kc)


He's still a little apprehensive towards her two year old. For good reason I imagine. Lol

They're not daft, toddlers pull tails, ears and whiskers.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)


Have no idea why toddlers and cats wouldn't get along...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UO5SccNrs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88UO5SccNrs)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-11, 18:50:23
I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-12, 11:42:47
Cat perspective on dogs: "dogs are wusses and convenient punching bags"

Who's noses can bleed profusely, as witnessed here once when our old cat had a swipe at my sisters black Labrador. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)

I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.

I can't decide if you're serious or making that up  ensbb3. Worryingly I think your serious. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Buy mice for owls, not kittens. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-12, 17:50:47

Cat perspective on dogs: "dogs are wusses and convenient punching bags"

Who's noses can bleed profusely, as witnessed here once when our old cat had a swipe at my sisters black Labrador. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


One of the numerous reasons my family has always de-clawed our cats; makes life easier on the dogs and furniture...;)


I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.

I can't decide if you're serious or making that up  ensbb3. Worryingly I think your serious. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Buy mice for owls, not kittens. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)


Yes, owl/cat co-habitation is problematic at best... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-12, 18:09:07
One of the numerous reasons my family has always de-clawed our cats;

Good idea for a house cat, not such a good idea when kitty goes outdoors though. They get into lots of scraps with other cats out there in the big bad world and a good set of claws is a must if they want to survive out there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-12, 22:07:35

One of the numerous reasons my family has always de-clawed our cats;

Good idea for a house cat, not such a good idea when kitty goes outdoors though. They get into lots of scraps with other cats out there in the big bad world and a good set of claws is a must if they want to survive out there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)


Yes...very good point. Family cats were always indoor cats. Although, I did have one cat...declawed per norm...who got out into that "big bad world" and ended up becoming the dominant cat of the neighborhood (according to the friend I left him to who let him get out)...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-13, 11:54:41
Although, I did have one cat...declawed per norm...who got out into that "big bad world" and ended up becoming the dominant cat of the neighborhood (according to the friend I left him to who let him get out)..

The cats in that neighbourhood must have been a right bunch of <ahem!> pussy's. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-13, 12:52:26

Although, I did have one cat...declawed per norm...who got out into that "big bad world" and ended up becoming the dominant cat of the neighborhood (according to the friend I left him to who let him get out)..

The cats in that neighbourhood must have been a right bunch of <ahem!> pussy's. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)


>groan<... ::)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-13, 13:05:16
>groan<

What do you expect for free? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-13, 18:16:48


I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.

I can't decide if you're serious or making that up  ensbb3. Worryingly I think your serious. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Buy mice for owls, not kittens. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)


Sadly that's for real. Normally I'd shoot predators that threatened my animals... most birds of prey are protected tho. Owls are pretty anyway, but this one is huge. The field mice must just be a snack.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-03-13, 18:24:32
Recipe for Owl Soup

Put a prepared owl in a big pot with a granite boulder.
Boil the pot for several hours.
When the stone gets soft, throw away the owl and eat the stone.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-13, 18:27:35
I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.

You're only familiar with meneer de Uil's dark side. When he's not killing cats, he reads the Fable Times to little children:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-13, 18:28:00
Normally I'd shoot predators that threatened my animals... most birds of prey are protected tho

They are indeed, for good reason mostly.
Owls are pretty anyway,

Couldn't agree more, I love Owls. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-13, 18:39:03

I can't have a cat. Owl trumps cat. Lost two cats before I decided to quit feeding it.

You're only familiar with meneer de Uil's dark side. When he's not killing cats, he reads the Fable Times to little children:



Wow. That's kinda freaky when you don't understand what he's saying. Twitchy little thing. Lol.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-13, 18:49:09
According to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Fabeltjeskrant) there's a British dub called The Daily Fable, but I can't seem to find any videos of that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-13, 19:50:42


Although, I did have one cat...declawed per norm...who got out into that "big bad world" and ended up becoming the dominant cat of the neighborhood (according to the friend I left him to who let him get out)..

The cats in that neighbourhood must have been a right bunch of <ahem!> pussy's. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tonguesmiley.gif)


>groan<... ::)


Joke's on you; I'd have paid for you NOT to make that pun...

On an quasi-related note; think you're having a bad day?

Took my buddy Clint in for his regular shots and a long overdue dental visit to the vet. By the end of it, not only is he short a few teeth, but turns out he has developed diabetes to boot.

Some days it just doesn't pay to get scooped up, stuffed in a carrier, poked, prodded, injected, knocked out, operated on and wake up to a future of regular injections and soft food...

But I'm sure Luxor's missus will do just fine when it's his time for all that...hehehe...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-13, 20:12:58
Took my buddy Clint in for his regular shots and a long overdue dental visit to the vet. By the end of it, not only is he short a few teeth, but turns out he has developed diabetes to boot.

Poor Clint. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif) Is he going to be put on a special diet now that he's diabetic?

Some days it just doesn't pay to get scooped up, stuffed in a carrier, poked, prodded, injected, knocked out, operated on and wake up to a future of regular injections and soft food...

At least he doesn't get the bill. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

But I'm sure Luxor's missus will do just fine when it's his time for all that...hehehe..

:))  Though I saw that line coming a mile off.
I draw the line at getting stuffed in a carrier by the way. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-13, 21:57:58

Took my buddy Clint in for his regular shots and a long overdue dental visit to the vet. By the end of it, not only is he short a few teeth, but turns out he has developed diabetes to boot.

Poor Clint. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif) Is he going to be put on a special diet now that he's diabetic?


Well, combined with his oral situation and the diabetes, his evening treat of canned food will become his regular meal twice a day now. Apparently the dry food is high carb and thus bad for the diabetes.


Some days it just doesn't pay to get scooped up, stuffed in a carrier, poked, prodded, injected, knocked out, operated on and wake up to a future of regular injections and soft food...

At least he doesn't get the bill. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


Yeah...little over $500, what a deadbeat. Free room, board and medical care. Had no idea cats were socialists...hehehe...


But I'm sure Luxor's missus will do just fine when it's his time for all that...hehehe..

:))  Though I saw that line coming a mile off.
I draw the line at getting stuffed in a carrier by the way. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)


Hey...whatever floats your boat, just so long as I'm spared the details...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-14, 13:11:04
Apparently the dry food is high carb and thus bad for the diabetes.

That's interesting to know,especially as Bailey mostly gets dried food all the time.

Yeah...little over $500, what a deadbeat.

It's a lot to find when you're not expecting it. But what can you do, all part of ownership I  guess. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
Had no idea cats were socialists...hehehe...

Thought that would have been obvious with their manner. It's all me, me, me, with them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Hey...whatever floats your boat, just so long as I'm spared the details.

What goes on in the boudoir stays in the boudoir. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-14, 15:01:38

Apparently the dry food is high carb and thus bad for the diabetes.

That's interesting to know,especially as Bailey mostly gets dried food all the time.

This is a handy little article that covers feline diabetes and what to look for.
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/brochure_diabetes.cfm (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/FHC/health_resources/brochure_diabetes.cfm)
I've had cats on dry food for ages so it's really not an issue per se, but once they've developed diabetes, it is something to think about.

Had no idea cats were socialists...hehehe...

Thought that would have been obvious with their manner. It's all me, me, me, with them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

I had always thought of them as more imperialist. Or deistic (you know, "humans feed me, clean up after me, shower me with adoration. I must be god!).

Interesting little side note; apparently eau de vet's office is NOT Nixie's scent of choice.
Even after a year of living here, she still has to give a sniff-verification of anyone she encounters. So when Clint got home yesterday, he apparently failed the sniff test and is now the recipient of much hissing and growling when he gets too close. Otherwise, he is scrutinized from across the room (just to make sure he doesn't do anything shifty, I suppose).

And just when she seemed to be warming up to him...>sigh<...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-14, 18:37:50
I've had cats on dry food for ages so it's really not an issue per se, but once they've developed diabetes, it is something to think about.

Bailey has been on dry food since he arrived here, though he gets a small amount of wet food around midday each day as a treat.

I had always thought of them as more imperialist. Or deistic (you know, "humans feed me, clean up after me, shower me with adoration. I must be god!).

You could have a point, that does seem to sum up a certain furry thing around here.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yes2.gif)

Interesting little side note; apparently eau de vet's office is NOT Nixie's scent of choice.
Even after a year of living here, she still has to give a sniff-verification of anyone she encounters. So when Clint got home yesterday, he apparently failed the sniff test and is now the recipient of much hissing and growling when he gets too close. Otherwise, he is scrutinized from across the room (just to make sure he doesn't do anything shifty, I suppose).

Well vets usually mean prodding of things in a rather undignified manner, so no doubt vet aroma is not one of their favourite things.
Quite understandable really. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-17, 17:58:06
Happy St Patrick's day to those of you who celebrate Guinness.

My favourite headline of the day. Irish banned from St Patrick's Day (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/international/irish-banned-from-st-patricks-day-2014031784664) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-18, 14:32:36

My favourite headline of the day. Irish banned from St Patrick's Day (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/international/irish-banned-from-st-patricks-day-2014031784664) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)


Gotta love the irony...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-18, 14:46:11
All tongue in cheek, but it amused me when I saw it.
My favourite line was:-
Quote
My customers want a couple of pints of the black stuff with wonky shamrocks in the froth before switching to something drinkable.

Brave souls, I wouldn't even have a mouthful of it let alone 2 pints worth. Absolutely vile stuff as far as I'm concerned. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-18, 17:31:43

My favourite line was:-
Quote
My customers want a couple of pints of the black stuff with wonky shamrocks in the froth before switching to something drinkable.

Brave souls, I wouldn't even have a mouthful of it let alone 2 pints worth. Absolutely vile stuff as far as I'm concerned. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)


:yuck: I agree.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-18, 17:55:52
I agree.

Were you like me and had to taste it before you came to that conclusion, or was the look of it enough for you?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-18, 22:02:31


My favourite line was:-
Quote
My customers want a couple of pints of the black stuff with wonky shamrocks in the froth before switching to something drinkable.

Brave souls, I wouldn't even have a mouthful of it let alone 2 pints worth. Absolutely vile stuff as far as I'm concerned. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)


:yuck: I agree.


"The black stuff"?

Well, Clint had his first glucose check since his diagnosis. Blood sugar a little low, so dropping him to 1 unit of insulin twice a day. Fingers crossed...(say; didn't there used to be a fingers crossed emoticon??)...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-19, 11:22:04
"The black stuff"?

A common term for Guinness. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/smiling.gif)

Well, Clint had his first glucose check since his diagnosis. Blood sugar a little low, so dropping him to 1 unit of insulin twice a day.

Something that has to be kept an eye on. How often do you have to check that?

Fingers crossed...(say; didn't there used to be a fingers crossed emoticon??)...

I don't remember one to be honest, mind you I don't remember a lot of things so no surprise there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-19, 12:02:28

Well, Clint had his first glucose check since his diagnosis. Blood sugar a little low, so dropping him to 1 unit of insulin twice a day.

Something that has to be kept an eye on. How often do you have to check that?


How does one check a cat's blood sugar? Do you have to take them to the vet every time?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-19, 12:17:32
How does one check a cat's blood sugar? Do you have to take them to the vet every time?

Good question I'd like to know that myself.
I don't suppose it's like with a human where you can prick the end of a thumb to do it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-19, 14:11:38

How does one check a cat's blood sugar? Do you have to take them to the vet every time?

Good question I'd like to know that myself.
I don't suppose it's like with a human where you can prick the end of a thumb to do it.


That's where it's throwing me off. Several NY firefighters spoke at my school post 9/11.  They told us that a lot of search and rescue dogs lost their lives due to the hot metal burning the pad off their feet. End result of that is they put shoes on them. This leads me to believe that any kind of cut/puncture could be a doorway for infection. I think of the way they use the pot. The yard is a breeding ground for parasites as would be the liter box. I'm just curious and you know what happens to the cat.... lol
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-19, 14:43:01
I'm just curious and you know what happens to the cat.... lol

Yes I do. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
I can't imagine a cat will be happy with wherever a needle is used to be honest, In fact I would be very wary of attempting it on a certain moggy that's close by. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-19, 16:31:07

How does one check a cat's blood sugar? Do you have to take them to the vet every time?

Good question I'd like to know that myself.
I don't suppose it's like with a human where you can prick the end of a thumb to do it.


Not yet sure how the test is administered (will have to grill the vet on that at the next visit on Friday). Right now just trying to educate myself on the condition. Lots of advocacy for regular (daily) checks. For now though...while determining his dosage...I take him into the vet for his checks.


I'm just curious and you know what happens to the cat.... lol

Yes I do. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
I can't imagine a cat will be happy with wherever a needle is used to be honest, In fact I would be very wary of attempting it on a certain moggy that's close by. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)



"Moggy"?
Well, he's been a real trooper about his insulin shots, so hopefully he would be bear up as well for the blood tests. Alls I know is that I can't be running him to the vet every week or so for this. Sure, the check is free, but Clint and I have to put up with 2 or 3 days for Nixie hissing at him because of the new smell he's picked up...>sigh<...

So Luxor, been seeing some headlines about Scottish independence online. How are things looking on that topic from the inside?

Mod edit: Fixed quotes.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-19, 17:51:19
"Moggy"?

Mongrel cat.
Well, he's been a real trooper about his insulin shots, so hopefully he would be bear up as well for the blood tests. Alls I know is that I can't be running him to the vet every week or so for this. Sure, the check is free, but Clint and I have to put up with 2 or 3 days for Nixie hissing at him because of the new smell he's picked up...>sigh<..

I don't envy you.

So Luxor, been seeing some headlines about Scottish independence online. How are things looking on that topic from the inside?

I'll have to get back to you about that, just got a house full of unexpected visitors. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-19, 18:34:51
A good  :cat: owner will always get educated on such a serious health condition.  :up:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-20, 01:07:35

A good  :cat: owner will always get educated on such a serious health condition.  :up:


Well, I try. Found a feline diabetes message board with all sorts of useful information, so ready to fill up my brain with all sorts of helpful info for treating my buddy...:)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-20, 12:01:27
Well that was a nice evening with my visitors, pity 2 of them brought their laptops with them.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Drumfingers.gif)
Now where was I?
So Luxor, been seeing some headlines about Scottish independence online. How are things looking on that topic from the inside?

Ah yes.
How well it's looking depends on where you get your news from. Surprise, surprise. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)
I've notice a change locally. Many people that were in the no camp have changed their mind and are now in the yes camp. You see it with the amount of "yes" stickers in car windows etc. There's still a lot of undecided folk as far as I can tell and I think it is them that will swing the vote one way or the other. Other folk with opposing views to mine will tell you differently though.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)

Found a feline diabetes message board with all sorts of useful information, so ready to fill up my brain with all sorts of helpful info for treating my buddy.

You can never have too much information. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-03-21, 12:38:51
 :left: :right:
Looks like I'm the only one here...

*Strips naked and runs thru the lounge*
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-21, 15:22:56

:left: :right:
Looks like I'm the only one here...

*Strips naked and runs thru the lounge*

>takes out eyeballs and soaks them in bleach<
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-21, 15:24:26
>takes out eyeballs and soaks them in bleach<

Yum, I love bleach-soaked eyeballs.  :chef:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-21, 17:20:26
>takes out eyeballs and soaks them in bleach<

You missed a trick there, you could have stuffed them with garlic and popped them in your Martini, couldn't be worse than your olives. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Yum, I love bleach-soaked eyeballs.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Gonnabesick.gif) I'm glad I had already eaten before I arrived here.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-21, 17:46:57
:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-21, 19:03:56

>takes out eyeballs and soaks them in bleach<

You missed a trick there, you could have stuffed them with garlic and popped them in your Martini, couldn't be worse than your olives. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

Bleach soaked, garlic-stuffed eyeballs? Isn't that the traditional side dish served with haggis? People with glass palates shouldn't cast stones... :P

Yum, I love bleach-soaked eyeballs.
I'm glad I had already eaten before I arrived here.


I'm glad you didn't tell what you had eaten before you arrived... ;)

BOOM! Double zinger! Two for the price of one... :jester:


Edit: Fixed quotes
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-21, 19:27:15
Bleach soaked, garlic-stuffed eyeballs? Isn't that the traditional side dish served with haggis?

Nah! Even we have our limits. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

I'm glad you didn't tell what you had eaten before you arrived...  ;)

It was pretty plain and boring really, no appetite.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)
BOOM! Double zinger! Two for the price of one...  :jester:

Must try harder.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-21, 19:59:17

:left: :right:
Looks like I'm the only one here...

*Strips naked and runs thru the lounge*


Seems like I'm the only one here that would appreciate such behavior.  :whistle: :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-22, 00:34:44
 :D

Great to see DND forum back online.  :yes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-03-22, 12:36:49
Then strip naked and run thru DnD like these Russians did elsewhere.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-22, 12:44:57

Then strip naked and run thru DnD like these Russians did elsewhere.



What's with the helmets? Is that in case they get dick smacked? :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-03-22, 13:14:53


Then strip naked and run thru DnD like these Russians did elsewhere.



What's with the helmets? Is that in case they get dick smacked? :lol:

It's Russia...what can I say. Putin might be behind them with a pitchfork and Pussy Riot.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-22, 13:45:33



Then strip naked and run thru DnD like these Russians did elsewhere.



What's with the helmets? Is that in case they get dick smacked? :lol:

It's Russia...what can I say. Putin might be behind them with a pitchfork and Pussy Riot.


:lol: Point taken. Ummm....I mean I understand.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-22, 18:00:40
Great to see DND forum back online.

Were you suffering withdrawal symptoms like the rest of us?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-23, 02:57:40

Great to see DND forum back online.

Were you suffering withdrawal symptoms like the rest of us?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)

Ahem...I don't think so. :D  *Denies withdrawal symptoms*. But I was continuosly puffin' on my E-cig more than usual. :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-23, 13:49:01
But I was continuosly puffin' on my E-cig more than usual.

;D What's the flavour of choice this month?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-24, 02:48:56
Quote from: Luxor
What's the flavour of choice this month?

I'm actually tryin' out 'French Pipe Tobacco' flavor. :sherlock:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-03-24, 08:09:41

Quote from: Luxor
What's the flavour of choice this month?

I'm actually tryin' out 'French Pipe Tobacco' flavor. :sherlock:

Anybody tried the new peanut butter flavor?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-24, 13:54:42
I'm actually tryin' out 'French Pipe Tobacco' flavor

What flavours that? Garlic flavour? Frenchman flavour?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Anybody tried the new peanut butter flavor?
I couldn't think of anything worse, nasty stuff. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Gonnabesick.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-24, 18:12:43

I'm actually tryin' out 'French Pipe Tobacco' flavor

Flavor of unshaved armpit... :yuck:

What flavours that? Garlic flavour? Frenchman flavour?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Anybody tried the new peanut butter flavor?
I couldn't think of anything worse, nasty stuff. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Gonnabesick.gif)

I second that revulsion. You know it must be bad when Luxor and I agree that it's bad... :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-24, 18:34:43


Anybody tried the new peanut butter flavor?
I couldn't think of anything worse, nasty stuff. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Gonnabesick.gif)

I second that revulsion. You know it must be bad when Luxor and I agree that it's bad... :))

That has to be a first, surely. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-25, 01:16:46
Quote from: Luxor
I couldn't think of anything worse, nasty stuff.

Jimbro should know by now that Luxor would never try anything that has peanut butter in it. :D

I've tried peanut butter flavor once, but it tasted like hot melted butter. A tobacco flavor with a hint of roasted peanuts on the exhale is more to my liking. :sherlock:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-25, 13:48:01
I've tried peanut butter flavor once, but it tasted like hot melted butter.

I tried a caramel flavour once, it tasted like hot melted butter too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)
It smelled nice oddly enough but I wasn't very impressed with the flavour. Never bought it again, lesson learned as they say. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Jimbro3738 on 2014-03-25, 13:54:42
Since I don't smoke, chew or sniff, I'd like to suggest another flavor for your consideration.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fecx.images-amazon.com%2Fimages%2FI%2F41RLFYAxKtL._SX342_.jpg&hash=114ba7379e3be32d72ef4c3752d00165" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41RLFYAxKtL._SX342_.jpg)
That ain't peanut butter, boys.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-25, 14:08:40
That ain't peanut butter, boys.

I hope they're not yours. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-25, 14:59:01


I second that revulsion. You know it must be bad when Luxor and I agree that it's bad... :))

That has to be a first, surely. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)

Double checked my calendar; no apocalypse scheduled, and weather report indicates hell hasn't frozen over, so I think we're safe... :up:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-25, 15:03:29
Double checked my calendar; no apocalypse scheduled,

I gotta get me one of those calendars. I just have a boring, normal one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-25, 21:44:46

Double checked my calendar; no apocalypse scheduled,

I gotta get me one of those calendars. I just have a boring, normal one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

They're easy to come by. Every day just check the news for any religious whack-job predicting the end of the earth, laugh, and then proceed as normal. Only equipment required is a device that receives news reports, and a standard calendar (myself, I prefer the Wayside Waifs pet adoption calendar) on which you can check off the days that said catastrophic events don't occur...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-26, 03:56:43
Quote from: Jimbro3738
Since I don't smoke, chew or sniff, I'd like to suggest another flavor for your consideration.

I should've known Jimbro had some twisted ideas. :whistle:

Quote from: Luxor
I tried a caramel flavour once, it tasted like hot melted butter too.

Yup. Same thing with butterscotch flavor. Melted butter tastes good when cooked on vegetables, but when you smoke on something that tastes or smells like hot melted butter it's just nasty.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-26, 11:48:46
They're easy to come by. Every day just check the news for any religious whack-job predicting the end of the earth, laugh, and then proceed as normal.

Is there enough days on the calendar for that?   (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

Yup. Same thing with butterscotch flavor. Melted butter tastes good when cooked on vegetables, but when you smoke on something that tastes or smells like hot melted butter it's just nasty.

Talking of nasty flavours. I was given a tin of tobacco at Xmas, not much aroma came from the tin so I didn't know what to expect from it. On lighting it up the best description of it would be that it smelled and tasted like pencil shavings left over after sharpening a pencil. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)
I ended up mixing it with another tobacco just to use it up. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/sherlock.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-26, 21:43:29
It was God warning you.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-26, 21:45:03

They're easy to come by. Every day just check the news for any religious whack-job predicting the end of the earth, laugh, and then proceed as normal.

Is there enough days on the calendar for that?   (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

I think most like to predict the end of the world around "meaningful" dates like the end of the year, the beginning of spring, midsummer, etc. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-27, 12:45:59
It was God warning you.

Might have known that dark forces were involved.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
Interfering with a man's tobacco is bang out of order, pesky sky fairy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-03-27, 17:23:15
Quote from: Luxor
I ended up mixing it with another tobacco just to use it up.

I've done something similar with my e-cig flavors. Wasn't worth it, I think. I rather not smoke something that tastes like pencil sharpener left over and get a sore throat from it. :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-27, 17:38:34
I think. I rather not smoke something that tastes like pencil sharpener left over and get a sore throat from it.

Ah but it was mixed with a nice cinnamon and clove flavour, (another Xmas gift) which itself  was a bit overpowering in all honesty. It worked very well and there was no hint of pencil shavings after mixing it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-03-27, 18:28:40

I think. I rather not smoke something that tastes like pencil sharpener left over and get a sore throat from it.

Ah but it was mixed with a nice cinnamon and clove flavour, (another Xmas gift) which itself  was a bit overpowering in all honesty. It worked very well and there was no hint of pencil shavings after mixing it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)

Well it's fortunate you had a nice blend to "cut" the pencil shavings batch. That pencil shaving taste sounds like it was a dried out batch. Certainly my cigars can taste like that if I haven't kept up on my humidor maintenance...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-27, 18:47:18
That pencil shaving taste sounds like it was a dried out batch.

Well that would be about the only reasonable  excuse it could have for it's taste. Unfortunately it was an airtight sealed tin and was fresh and moist. So I think that it was exactly as it was supposed to smell and taste like. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)
There must be a market out there for it, among pipe smokers with no sense of taste nor smell probably. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-27, 19:55:26
My grandfather used to smoke tobacco called "Baby's Bottom". Would I lie to you?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-27, 20:03:54
My grandfather used to smoke tobacco called "Baby's Bottom". Would I lie to you?

Why would I doubt you? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif) Tastes like dark chocolate apparently. Linky (http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/450/dunhill-babys-bottom) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-27, 21:07:48

My grandfather used to smoke tobacco called "Baby's Bottom". Would I lie to you?
Shag tobacco is the best tobacco. :devil:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-03-27, 21:45:30
Sixty years ago I mixed pencil shavings with tobacco and told an acquaintance it was marijuana.
He manfully smoked it but was disappointed he got no buzz from it.
I did it because I read about somebody who did the same thing except that  his victim was convinced he  got high.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-28, 13:37:18
Shag tobacco is the best tobacco.

For a roll-up yep! Not much good for a pipe though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I did it because I read about somebody who did the same thing except that  his victim was convinced he  got high.

Think that could be an urban myth, but who knows, there's some strange people out there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)
Some folk used to believe you could get high if you smoked banana skins. The word gullible springs to mind.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-29, 14:29:32
A heart warming story that has been hitting the news here. Deaf woman hears for first time after cochlear implant.
Difficult to watch without it bringing a lump to your throat.

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-03-29, 15:11:29
I didn't realize speech therapy for deaf people worked so well.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-29, 18:20:00
didn't realize speech therapy for deaf people worked so well.

Neither did I, amazing isn't it?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
There was a follow up story on the BBC this morning, apparently it's not suitable for all deaf people. If it gives hearing to just one deaf person though, then it's worth all the effort that it must take to achieve results like that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-29, 18:41:03
Seen one with a child once. That was amazing! After watching these types of videos, I am thankful I don't have any limitations/disabilities.  Hope I didn't jinx my future.  :zip:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-29, 20:40:11
I am thankful I don't have any limitations/disabilities.  Hope I didn't jinx my future.

You never know what's ahead, but maybe that's a good thing. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-30, 12:56:08

I am thankful I don't have any limitations/disabilities.  Hope I didn't jinx my future.

You never know what's ahead, but maybe that's a good thing. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)


Yea, knowing the future takes all the suspense and excitement away. Have I ever mentioned I love surprises? (Not the kind where you open your door to a burning pile of poo either)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-30, 13:14:08
Have I ever mentioned I love surprises? (Not the kind where you open your door to a burning pile of poo either)


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) I think you have mentioned it before. Who doesn't like a nice surprise though? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-03-30, 13:29:05

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) I think you have mentioned it before. Who doesn't like a nice surprise though? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)


I've heard random people tell me they don't like surprises. Some say that it makes them uncomfortable to the point they can't stand it. As for me, I like the random visits most. I'm a terrible gift taker. I grew up a giver.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-03-30, 13:59:29
I've heard random people tell me they don't like surprises. Some say that it makes them uncomfortable to the point they can't stand it

I could believe that of some folk, I'm not one of them though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

As for me, I like the random visits most. I'm a terrible gift taker.

Surprise visits are the best, unless it's from someone you can't be doing with. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif) All gifts are welcome. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
I grew up a giver.
I'd like to think I did too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-01, 14:52:52
How the heck did it go from 60°F and sunny yesterday to 25°F with a blowing snow today? :eyes:

Because of the temp drop I decided to stop by at a coffee shop. But the coffee shop has a big sign that says "Only decaff available today!" So I asked them why? And the guy working at the coffee said, "It's April Fool's Day." :lol:  :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-01, 15:52:20
How the heck did it go from 60°F and sunny yesterday to 25°F with a blowing snow today?

You're lucky you had 60°F to start off with, nit had anything remotely near that yet. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/cold.gif)

Because of the temp drop I decided to stop by at a coffee shop. But the coffee shop has a big sign that says "Only decaff available today!" So I asked them why? And the guy working at the coffee said, "It's April Fool's Day."  :))


You should have known... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-02, 03:16:26
Quote from: Luxor
You should have known...

That coffee shop really got me that time. :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-02, 10:43:28
That coffee shop really got me that time.

You better have your wits about you next April. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Better still you get your revenge, you have a whole year to come up with something. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-02, 12:23:58
If I was Syav, I'd walk back in the coffee shop next year and order something that they possibly can't fulfill. Insist that they had it a week ago and not let up until someone gets frustrated. Then, say April fools.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-02, 12:29:21
If I was Syav, I'd walk back in the coffee shop next year and order something that they possibly can't fulfill. Insist that they had it a week ago and not let up until someone gets frustrated. Then, say April fools.

Could backfire on him if he was too insistent that he had it a week previously. They might think he was a nutter and call for the men in white coats to come for him. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Crazy2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-02, 18:39:36


Could backfire on him if he was too insistent that he had it a week previously. They might think he was a nutter and call for the men in white coats to come for him. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Crazy2.gif)


:lol: If they did call them white coat fellas they'd be able to tell at some point he's not crazy. Unless he is....  :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-02, 19:02:09
If they did call them white coat fellas they'd be able to tell at some point he's not crazy. Unless he is....

Ooh! I never thought of that possibility. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-02, 23:37:52
The possibilities are endless.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-03, 02:24:48
Lol! :D Or I could give the coffee shop a list of coffee orders for a 'group meeting' and tell them that it is already prepaid by the company that I work for. :P

So I went to the grocery store to get some milk. Bought a bunch of other stuff. By the time I got home, I found out that I didn't get any milk.  :irked:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-03, 10:53:57
So I went to the grocery store to get some milk. Bought a bunch of other stuff. By the time I got home, I found out that I didn't get any milk.

If it's any consolation, my wife does that all the time.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-03, 16:23:42

Lol! :D Or I could give the coffee shop a list of coffee orders for a 'group meeting' and tell them that it is already prepaid by the company that I work for. :P

So I went to the grocery store to get some milk. Bought a bunch of other stuff. By the time I got home, I found out that I didn't get any milk.  :irked:


:lol: That could work except when it comes time to pay. You might get reprimanded by your employer.

There have been countless times I have gone to the store for something or several items and forgot one thing or another. I usually make a list now. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-03, 16:26:00
Quote from: Luxor
If it's any consolation, my wife does that all the time. 

Your wife and myself and can work as a team for grocery shopping. Then I can always ask your wife, "Did we miss anything...?" and she'll say "Nope!" :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-03, 16:35:10
Quote from: Mandi
I usually make a list now.

Oh yes, good idea! I didn't have a list yesterday, because all I really wanted to get was some milk. :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-03, 16:47:59
There have been countless times I have gone to the store for something or several items and forgot one thing or another. I usually make a list now.

My wife makes a list too, I'll even ask her if she has put whatever on her list and she'll say yes. Still comes back without it though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Your wife and myself and can work as a team for grocery shopping. Then I can always ask your wife, "Did we miss anything...?" and she'll say "Nope!"

Don't believe her if she does tell you that Syav. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-04-03, 21:49:15


Lol! :D Or I could give the coffee shop a list of coffee orders for a 'group meeting' and tell them that it is already prepaid by the company that I work for. :P

So I went to the grocery store to get some milk. Bought a bunch of other stuff. By the time I got home, I found out that I didn't get any milk.  :irked:


:lol: That could work except when it comes time to pay. You might get reprimanded by your employer.

There have been countless times I have gone to the store for something or several items and forgot one thing or another. I usually make a list now.

I have started making lists.
I wonder when I will start to remember to bring the list with me.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-04, 03:06:29
Quote from: tt92
I have started making lists.
I wonder when I will start to remember to bring the list with me.

Lol :D. I suppose it doesn't help if you forget to bring the list with you.
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-04, 11:02:14
I've found OneNote and Evernote apps to be invaluable list-keepers. Just have to remember to take my smartphone with me when I go shopping. Seems to go better having to remember that one thing rather than any number of other things... :)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-04, 11:23:30
I've found OneNote and Evernote apps to be invaluable list-keepers. Just have to remember to take my smartphone with me when I go shopping. Seems to go better having to remember that one thing rather than any number of other things..

What happens if you lose your phone on your way to the shops though? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-04, 12:11:12

Quote from: tt92
I have started making lists.
I wonder when I will start to remember to bring the list with me.

Lol :D. I suppose it doesn't help if you forget to bring the list with you.


:lol: I make a list on my phone. I very rarely forget it so it works out. Then there are those times I won't bother to look to see what I need and end up with too little/much of things. :doh:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-04, 14:27:27

I've found OneNote and Evernote apps to be invaluable list-keepers. Just have to remember to take my smartphone with me when I go shopping. Seems to go better having to remember that one thing rather than any number of other things..

What happens if you lose your phone on your way to the shops though? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)

The world stops spinning on its axis and is hurled into the abyss, obviously... :sherlock:
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-04, 15:14:09
Well, my progress in getting the kitties switched over to a lower carb food may have hit a snag... :'(

Trying to get them from the meaty bits swimming in gravy to a paté that retains the shape of the can. And quite frankly, the smell of the paté is not making a great sales pitch. Especially when compared to the meat and gravy, which had me tempted to take a taste on more than one occasion.

Been mixing half a can of the new stuff in with a full can of their old for the past few days to help them adjust. Today I flipped the ratio (1 can new, 1/2 can old). Nixie seemed to take to it alright, but once he'd sucked up what little of the highly addictive gravy there was, Clint turned and looked up at me as if I were playing some cruel hoax on him. When the truth dawned on him, he headed to the basement, possibly to see if there were any mice down there that he may have missed.

This may be a long...long process... :(
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-04, 17:02:46
Trying to get them from the meaty bits swimming in gravy to a paté that retains the shape of the can. And quite frankly, the smell of the paté is not making a great sales pitch.

Sounds delicious.   Not! (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck.gif)
Today I flipped the ratio (1 can new, 1/2 can old). Nixie seemed to take to it alright, but once he'd sucked up what little of the highly addictive gravy there was, Clint turned and looked up at me as if I were playing some cruel hoax on him. When the truth dawned on him, he headed to the basement


Had the same problem here once with the dog we used to have. He was put on a very bland diet by the vet, the stuff was a solid lump of white stuff that also retained the shape of the tin. No matter how much we persisted with it, he point blank refused to eat it. Ended up with us having to come to a compromise with the vet, to feed him home made food. Still a bland diet but at least it looked and smelled like food.


This may be a long...long process...

Indeed. You have my sympathy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-10, 03:03:03
Been quite here for a while...

I think it's a mystery that the Malaysian airplane turned around to the Indian Ocean when it was supposed to go to Beijing.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-10, 11:43:32
Been quite here for a while...

It has been, I was about to muster a search party.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I think it's a mystery that the Malaysian airplane turned around to the Indian Ocean when it was supposed to go to Beijing.

Yes, that's a real mystery that one. They seem to think they are looking in the right area now at least, with pings from the black box. Whether that is the case or not remains to be seen. Even if they do eventually find it, I think it will be a long, long, time before they figure out what exactly happened to it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-10, 15:12:56
The plane could've attempted and emergency landing in Vietnam or Thailand. But it kept going and supposedly crashed on the Indian ocean, which puzzles me. Maybe the plane's landing gear wasn't working? And why did the plane made an opposite turn to begin with?  :confused:

You probably already heard that Michael Schumacer had a moment of consciousness from coma. http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/apr/04/michael-schumacher-moments-awakening-coma-formula-one-skiing-accident
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-10, 16:43:57
The plane could've attempted and emergency landing in Vietnam or Thailand.

Depends on the circumstances. The pilots could have been unconscious for all we know. so that wouldn't be possible. Of course if they were unconscious there's another mystery. How did they become unconscious in the first place. I hope they discover what happened for all the families sakes, but I feel there is going to be a lot of unanswered questions.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)

You probably already heard that Michael Schumacer had a moment of consciousness from coma.

Caught it on the news at the end of last week. You think of all the risks he took in his F1 career and then something like that happens. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)


So after that cheery lot, anything good happening?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/LookOverGlasses.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-10, 17:28:57
The only good thing that is happening here in Minnesota is that it's been sunny with temp in the 60s°F, and I see a lot of girls jogging in shorts on the sidewalk.   :cool: :yes:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-10, 17:47:28
I see a lot of girls jogging in shorts on the sidewalk.    8)

Watch where you're going then, remember lampposts hurt if you walk into them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-10, 18:34:01

I see a lot of girls jogging in shorts on the sidewalk.    8)

Watch where you're going then, remember lampposts hurt if you walk into them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)

I knew you're going to say something like that. :D A friend of mine actually hit a lamp post once when  we're on a bicycle ride. I'm pretty sure he was looking at this girl jogging with only her shorts and bra. We were going pretty fast on our bikes so he was totally thrown off from his bike. :eyes: Luckily it was just his bicyle that hit the lamp post and not his head. :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-10, 18:56:59
I knew you're going to say something like that.  ;D

It was a bit predictable, but I couldn't resist. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)

A friend of mine actually hit a lamp post once when  we're on a bicycle ride. I'm pretty sure he was looking at this girl jogging with only her shorts and bra.

See I told you it was dangerous. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-04-13, 02:00:05
300 riot police in my neighborhood tonight. :eyes: It is now 9:50pm and I can hear a police helicopter continuosly patroling around the area. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/04/12/nearly-300-police-patrol-dinkytown-during-ncaa-championship/
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-13, 11:53:36
300 riot police in my neighborhood tonight.  :eyes:  It is now 9:50pm and I can hear a police helicopter continuosly patroling around the area.

I didn't think you had to take precautions like that, at sporting events over there. Learn something new every day right enough.
It's a fairly normal thing here with the football hooligans, as these idiots go on the rampage.
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-14, 02:44:36
LoL, yeah. Not much happened this time. A few years ago the riot got out of hand and they flipped cars and smashed window stores in the area. :whistle: This year the riot police warned that they may have to use tear gas against the riot. Good thing none of that happened. :up:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-14, 12:50:46
This year the riot police warned that they may have to use tear gas against the riot. Good thing none of that happened.

Good thing indeed. Maybe the warning from the police was enough to keep them at bay.
The last thing you want over there is football hooligan behaviour getting into your sports.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-14, 14:13:49
Ok...I wake up on this fine spring morning, look out the window and...

...it's snowing. SNOWING!!!

I am so sick of this crap.

And so is Clint apparently, as he has just abandoned his quiet nature and issued a loud "meow!" about the whole business.
Or maybe he's just saying "Thanks!" for the treat he just got after his insulin shot. Who can say?
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-14, 16:31:19
Ok...I wake up on this fine spring morning, look out the window and...

...it's snowing. SNOWING!!!

I am so sick of this crap.

I thought you liked snow?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
And so is Clint apparently, as he has just abandoned his quiet nature and issued a loud "meow!" about the whole business.
Or maybe he's just saying "Thanks!" for the treat he just got after his insulin shot. Who can say?

Depends, was the meow accompanied by a grumpy face or a contented face? That's usually a dead give away (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-14, 17:56:07

Ok...I wake up on this fine spring morning, look out the window and...

...it's snowing. SNOWING!!!

I am so sick of this crap.

I thought you liked snow?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)

Snow is one of those things that I like in moderation...moderation being about one or two snowfalls of 6 or more inches. You know, just enough to be a hassle for everyone else but not so much that I can't get out and act all superior in my AWD vehicle and excellent driving skills.

Oh, and said snowfalls must occur during the WINTER! Not in the spring and not on my recently reseeded lawn... :doh:


And so is Clint apparently, as he has just abandoned his quiet nature and issued a loud "meow!" about the whole business.
Or maybe he's just saying "Thanks!" for the treat he just got after his insulin shot. Who can say?

Depends, was the meow accompanied by a grumpy face or a contented face? That's usually a dead give away (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Couldn't see his face at the time of the utterance. He just walked up and sat in my office doorway, sounded off, and by the time I came from behind my desk he was just sitting there looking up at me like "yeah, what?". Inscrutable little bugger, that one.

Heck, for all I know he does that every Monday morning. I'm normally at work so wouldn't know...
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-14, 18:40:01


Ok...I wake up on this fine spring morning, look out the window and...

...it's snowing. SNOWING!!!

I am so sick of this crap.

I thought you liked snow?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)

Snow is one of those things that I like in moderation...moderation being about one or two snowfalls of 6 or more inches. You know, just enough to be a hassle for everyone else but not so much that I can't get out and act all superior in my AWD vehicle and excellent driving skills.

Oh, and said snowfalls must occur during the WINTER! Not in the spring and not on my recently reseeded lawn... :doh:


You could always move a little south. Not as far as I am because your desired snowfall doesn't always occur here.

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-14, 18:53:41



Ok...I wake up on this fine spring morning, look out the window and...

...it's snowing. SNOWING!!!

I am so sick of this crap.

I thought you liked snow?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)

Snow is one of those things that I like in moderation...moderation being about one or two snowfalls of 6 or more inches. You know, just enough to be a hassle for everyone else but not so much that I can't get out and act all superior in my AWD vehicle and excellent driving skills.

Oh, and said snowfalls must occur during the WINTER! Not in the spring and not on my recently reseeded lawn... :doh:


You could always move a little south. Not as far as I am because your desired snowfall doesn't always occur here.

Hmm...not so sure about that. Southern US makes me a bit nervous for a variety of reasons...;)
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Post by: 1 on 2014-04-14, 19:01:09
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Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-14, 19:08:18
Couldn't see his face at the time of the utterance. He just walked up and sat in my office doorway, sounded off, and by the time I came from behind my desk he was just sitting there looking up at me like "yeah, what?". Inscrutable little bugger, that one.

He was probably just telling you that you were late for work. Cats can be very bossy when the mood takes them you know.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-14, 23:24:53

Couldn't see his face at the time of the utterance. He just walked up and sat in my office doorway, sounded off, and by the time I came from behind my desk he was just sitting there looking up at me like "yeah, what?". Inscrutable little bugger, that one.

He was probably just telling you that you were late for work. Cats can be very bossy when the mood takes them you know.

Do tell...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-15, 11:50:04
Do tell...

Have you never experienced the bossy cat? I must send Bailey over to you so you can experience it.

Example: It's late at night and he decides he's going out, so meowing and wailing starts as he sits behind the front door. You get up from your comfy chair and tell him it's not happening at this late hour, but that's not good enough for him, no, no. no. You sit back down in your comfy chair and in he comes, sits in front of you and places a paw on your knee. (sounds cute so far, right?)

He puts on his best face and then he proceeds to go through his whole repertoire of meowing and purring, accompanied with the claws digging further into your knee, If your lucky he will pull himself up and give you a nice cuddle, or perchance a headbutt or two, just so you know he's there of course. A gentle word from you that you know, but it's not happening at this time of night sees him sloping off in disgust.


Then you hear it... This, this, thing, trundling down the hallway, you freeze because you know what's about to happen. And then you see it... This ginger and white thing pretending to be a Tasmanian devil, comes hurtling through the door and launches itself at you. Teeth and claws start ripping your arm to shreds, he wants out and he wants out right now.

So umm, yeah, he get's out.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-15, 21:52:50
Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?  :P (Pardon my french)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-16, 11:00:00
Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-16, 14:53:53

Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I'm sure you could. Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.  :irked:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-16, 16:11:04
Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.

They pick their moments do those pets of ours. Spent the night cleaning up cat-sick, just after I got settled into a nice cosy bed.  :irked:
:cat:  must have eaten something outside that he shouldn't have. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-17, 00:11:50


Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I'm sure you could. Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.  :irked:


Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-17, 11:56:56
Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...

Will you be joining us? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wait2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-17, 16:21:12

Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...

Will you be joining us? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wait2.gif)

Hmmm...not sure. Don't know that constantly waking me up in the wee hours of the morning for some attention constitutes abuse per se, and Clint has learned that trying to puke on daddy while he's in bed will get him more airborne than sympathy in the end so, he's stopped those attempts...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-17, 17:12:47
Don't know that constantly waking me up in the wee hours of the morning for some attention constitutes abuse per se,

That's mental abuse. You're in. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-04-17, 19:08:51



Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I'm sure you could. Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.  :irked:


Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...

I think that you first have to establish who is the owner and who is the owned.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-17, 22:15:06




Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I'm sure you could. Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.  :irked:


Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...

I think that you first have to establish who is the owner and who is the owned.

Good point. How about a support group for abused pet servants?
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-18, 00:13:33





Is that the equivalent of being pussy whipped?   :P  (Pardon my french)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) That's as good a term as any. Though at the time of those kitty cat tantrums I could think of a few other words to use. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I'm sure you could. Might even come close to what I said to my dog last night when he decided it was a good idea to urinate on my foot, while I was relaxing on the couch.  :irked:


Geez...sounds like we need to form a support group for abused pet owners...hehehe...


I think that you first have to establish who is the owner and who is the owned.

Good point. How about a support group for abused pet servants?


Count me in. My wiener dog is a true dick. :lol: On top of urinating on my foot, he also likes to attack my ankles/legs/feet when I'm walking through the house. His constant licking is torture.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-18, 11:01:34
Count me in. My wiener dog is a true dick.  :))  On top of urinating on my foot, he also likes to attack my ankles/legs/feet when I'm walking through the house. His constant licking is torture.

I've heard it said that dogs take after their owners. Just saying. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angel.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-18, 12:22:25

Count me in. My wiener dog is a true dick.  :))  On top of urinating on my foot, he also likes to attack my ankles/legs/feet when I'm walking through the house. His constant licking is torture.

I've heard it said that dogs take after their owners. Just saying. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angel.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)


I plead the fifth!  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-04-18, 13:30:19


Count me in. My wiener dog is a true dick.  :))  On top of urinating on my foot, he also likes to attack my ankles/legs/feet when I'm walking through the house. His constant licking is torture.

I've heard it said that dogs take after their owners. Just saying. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angel.gif) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)


I plead the fifth!  ;)

I determined long ago that dachshunds are Satan's lap dog. Never had a good experience with any of them. One friend of mine had one that was pure evil, and of course she had him wrapped around her little paw... ::)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-18, 13:57:58
I determined long ago that dachshunds are Satan's lap dog.

Somehow I just can't imagine Beelzebub sitting on his throne in hell with a dachshund on his lap. And I have a very vivid imagination when required. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-18, 17:55:29
I determined long ago that dachshunds are Satan's lap dog.


I just might have to agree with you.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-18, 18:48:00
I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse. After a week of real abuse I'll get my horses back and y'alls rehabilitation will be complete. Lol.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-19, 00:39:52

I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse. After a week of real abuse I'll get my horses back and y'alls rehabilitation will be complete. Lol.


Not fair! That's to be expected from horses. Luckily, I'm the horse whisperer. :lol:
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-19, 02:53:51
 


I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse. After a week of real abuse I'll get my horses back and y'alls rehabilitation will be complete. Lol.


Not fair! That's to be expected from horses. Luckily, I'm the horse whisperer. :lol:

And a donkey for you, ma'am. :-P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-19, 10:55:50
I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse

Where the heck am I supposed to keep a horse? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scratch_head.gif)
Can it be a foal? I might be able to fit that in somewhere. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-19, 11:33:53
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I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse. After a week of real abuse I'll get my horses back and y'alls rehabilitation will be complete. Lol.


Not fair! That's to be expected from horses. Luckily, I'm the horse whisperer. :lol:

And a donkey for you, ma'am. :-P


8) Maybe I could become an ass whisperer.  :right:

            Have an unruly ass??
            Call Mandi @ 555.5555 to straighten that ass up!

Sorry, that's the best I could do at the present time. I will work on my advertisement. :lol:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-19, 12:55:29
8)  Maybe I could become an ass whisperer.   :right:

            Have an unruly ass??
            Call Mandi @ 555.5555 to straighten that ass up!

Sorry, that's the best I could do at the present time. I will work on my advertisement.

It needs a picture. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-19, 13:46:25

8)  Maybe I could become an ass whisperer.   :right:

            Have an unruly ass??
            Call Mandi @ 555.5555 to straighten that ass up!

Sorry, that's the best I could do at the present time. I will work on my advertisement.

It needs a picture. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


I will work on that.  ;)
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-19, 15:00:18

I'm gonna send everyone in this club a horse

Where the heck am I supposed to keep a horse? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scratch_head.gif)
Can it be a foal? I might be able to fit that in somewhere. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup.gif)


Actually, yes. I've got two due in a little over a month. I'm making two a year as it is. They're miniature horses I treat more like pets. Aside from one incident involving three squad cars and a romp thru a subdivision at 1am, they ain't that bad. :-\
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-19, 16:34:45
They're miniature horses I treat more like pets.

My wife thinks miniature horses look cute, so you would have no chance of getting it back if she clapped her eyes on it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-19, 23:24:41

They're miniature horses I treat more like pets.

My wife thinks miniature horses look cute, so you would have no chance of getting it back if she clapped her eyes on it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)

Easy now. I'm already wondering how much it would cost to send a few to Scotland... She'd sure love an Easter pony.
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-19, 23:47:45


8)  Maybe I could become an ass whisperer.   :right:

            Have an unruly ass??
            Call Mandi @ 555.5555 to straighten that ass up!

Sorry, that's the best I could do at the present time. I will work on my advertisement.

It needs a picture. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


I will work on that.  ;)

Get the pic with you sitting on one. Call it:
ASSonASS
Stubborn ass? Need someone to ride that ass?
Call Mandi. The ass specialist. <number>
She'll work with your ass so hard it'll do tricks.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-20, 02:04:31



8)  Maybe I could become an ass whisperer.   :right:

            Have an unruly ass??
            Call Mandi @ 555.5555 to straighten that ass up!

Sorry, that's the best I could do at the present time. I will work on my advertisement.

It needs a picture. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


I will work on that.  ;)

Get the pic with you sitting on one. Call it:
ASSonASS
Stubborn ass? Need someone to ride that ass?
Call Mandi. The ass specialist. <number>
She'll work with your ass so hard it'll do tricks.


:lol: :lol: I can always count on you to make things sound better and become funnier. Thanks!
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-20, 13:47:19
I was just reading about the Scunthorpe problem (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scunthorpe_problem), which states that if you automatically replace words like ass you get results like buttbuttin (assassin).

BUTTonBUTT? Hmm...
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-20, 16:29:09

BUTTonBUTT? Hmm...

Guess that would work for the PG crowd...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-20, 17:23:57
Guess that would work for the PG crowd...

The PG crowd?
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-20, 18:09:09
Oh, you know, those Proto-Germanics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Germanic). They like 'em runes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CodexRunicus.jpeg). Fuþark, baby!  :headbang:

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2F7%2F7a%2FCodexRunicus.jpeg&hash=3bd3f71f9a3358244a13768b4ed9648f" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/CodexRunicus.jpeg) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CodexRunicus.jpeg)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-20, 18:43:28
Oh, you know, those Proto-Germanics (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Germanic).

Well it's that or parental guidance. That's the only other thing I could think of. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-20, 18:49:13
Parents are supposed to guide their children toward responsible ass use, which is not the same thing as avoidance. Prohibition and abstinence are proven not to work. So no, it can't be that. ;)
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-21, 03:39:36
And yet twerking is a thing. One should never turn an ass upside down and shake it. (he-haw!)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-21, 10:56:38
One should never turn an ass upside down and shake it.

That sounds blindingly obvious to me.  :P
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-22, 16:19:47

One should never turn an ass upside down and shake it.

That sounds blindingly obvious to me.  :P

Sadly though, "blindingly obvious" and Americans generally don't mix...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-22, 16:30:23
Sadly though, "blindingly obvious" and Americans generally don't mix...

Well you live there and you are an American, so who am I to argue. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-22, 20:55:56

Sadly though, "blindingly obvious" and Americans generally don't mix...

Well you live there and you are an American, so who am I to argue. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)

As an American, I am required to answer "No one! You are not an American, so you have no argument!!!"
If Scotland gains its independence, will they have friendly immigration laws? 'Cause I'm feeling more and more like making a significant change in locales...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-23, 10:27:25
If Scotland gains its independence, will they have friendly immigration laws?

They say they will, if not I'll have a friendly word with my mate Eck and your in. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)

Note: Eck = Alex Salmond
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-23, 18:26:08

If Scotland gains its independence, will they have friendly immigration laws?

They say they will, if not I'll have a friendly word with my mate Eck and your in. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)

Note: Eck = Alex Salmond

Good to know. Always nice to have options. Had no idea you were so well connected... ;)
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Post by: j7n on 2014-04-23, 18:30:19
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-23, 18:46:32
Had no idea you were so well connected..

I'm not really, but some folk seem to think I am. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif) His sister lives in my area though so I could hunt her down if need be. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)


How is Bailey?

Bailey is currently busy celebrating his 5th birthday with a plate of prawns. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/birthday.gif)
He should be friends with him too.

Don't think Bailey is interested in politicians, unless they come with a plate of prawns obviously. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-23, 23:15:39

Bailey is currently busy celebrating his 5th birthday with a plate of prawns. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/birthday.gif)

A plate of prawns? I'd better not let Clint or Nixie see that. They're liable to get jealous...


Don't think Bailey is interested in politicians, unless they come with a plate of prawns obviously. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)

As would be the case with most cats...
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-24, 05:00:49
Quote from: Luxor
Bailey is currently busy celebrating his 5th birthday with a plate of prawns.

Really? :) Happy Birthday to Bailey :hat:

Just got done watching the movie S.W.A.T. Hmm...if you're a police officer and that billionare criminal offers you $66 million for his escape, do you keep driving and send him to federal prison or do you turn your car around and let him escape? :devil:
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-04-24, 06:40:06
Bailey is currently busy celebrating his 5th birthday with a plate of prawns.

Lucky cat. ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-24, 11:25:24
A plate of prawns? I'd better not let Clint or Nixie see that. They're liable to get jealous...

That's understandable.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Hmm...if you're a police officer and that billionare criminal offers you $66 million for his escape, do you keep driving and send him to federal prison or do you turn your car around and let him escape?

Silly question, take the money every time. Then leave the country and live somewhere with no extradition treaty.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Lucky cat.

Definitely, they were supposed to be my prawns. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 11:58:44
Is prawn a type of shrimp or another name for it? I've never heard of such. Probably because I don't like seafood.  :yuck:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-24, 12:08:05
Is prawn a type of shrimp or another name for it?

Another name for it. Prawn here, shrimp over there
Probably because I don't like seafood.

I don't like fish, but I love shellfish. Weird huh? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scratch_head.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 12:27:12

Is prawn a type of shrimp or another name for it?

Another name for it. Prawn here, shrimp over there

Thank you! I had a feeling that was the case.

Probably because I don't like seafood.

I don't like fish, but I love shellfish. Weird huh? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scratch_head.gif)
Not so weird. I know of other people that are the same way.  :)


Mod edit: Fixed quotes.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-24, 12:36:03
Not so weird. I know of other people that are the same way.

Good to know I'm not alone. My wife is the exact opposite, she loves fish but can't stand shellfish. Makes meal planning interesting. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-24, 12:39:21
Not so big on seafood but freshwater fish are yum! Love me some catfish.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 12:40:32

Not so weird. I know of other people that are the same way.

Good to know I'm not alone. My wife is the exact opposite, she loves fish but can't stand shellfish. Makes meal planning interesting. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)


I bet. I know the feeling when it comes to preparing a meal. My kids, or my youngest, is much pickier than I am. He would rather go to bed hungry, sometimes, than eat something he didn't want. He is slowly learning that I'm ok with that. One missed meal won't harm him.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 12:42:50

Not so big on seafood but freshwater fish are yum! Love me some catfish.


Never had catfish. I can't get passed the smell of fish though. Salmon smells the worst.
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-04-24, 12:49:21


Not so big on seafood but freshwater fish are yum! Love me some catfish.


Never had catfish.


That's the yankee blood in ya talkin'.  :P
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 12:53:13



Not so big on seafood but freshwater fish are yum! Love me some catfish.


Never had catfish.


That's the yankee blood in ya talkin'.  :P


You are so gonna get it! On the contrary, my mother whom is a true yank, loves some catfish.  ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-24, 12:56:45
My kids, or my youngest, is much pickier than I am. He would rather go to bed hungry, sometimes, than eat something he didn't want. He is slowly learning that I'm ok with that. One missed meal won't harm him.

He's a lucky boy.
When I was young if I didn't want to eat something because I didn't like it, that was fine with my mum. Unfortunately I got it put down in front of me the following day. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif) That was a battle I was never going to win. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
Love me some catfish.

I think I've only had catfish the once. Can't say I enjoyed it though.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 13:07:02

My kids, or my youngest, is much pickier than I am. He would rather go to bed hungry, sometimes, than eat something he didn't want. He is slowly learning that I'm ok with that. One missed meal won't harm him.

He's a lucky boy.
When I was young if I didn't want to eat something because I didn't like it, that was fine with my mum. Unfortunately I got it put down in front of me the following day. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif) That was a battle I was never going to win. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)


Eh, then he ain't so lucky. I do the same to him. The oldest is easier to introduce new food to but that's more than likely a difference in age. My youngest has my stubbornness.   :whistle:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-24, 13:12:14
Eh, then he ain't so lucky. I do the same to him.

Ah I see. Seems some things never change then. Mothers can be so cruel.  :P 
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-24, 15:14:18

Eh, then he ain't so lucky. I do the same to him.

Ah I see. Seems some things never change then. Mothers can be so cruel.  :P


Only because we love them so much. It has worked in my favor, so why not?!  :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-25, 12:48:47
As good a reason as any. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-29, 13:55:26
Think we have a contender for this years Darwin award. What a waste of a life, I'm astounded by some peoples stupidity. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif) 
Driver dies after taking selfie behind the wheel before crashing into a truck (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/driver-dies-after-taking-selfie-3469774)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-29, 17:30:40
I felt sorry for her...she was all happy taking a self-pic for her FB and then wham! Her life is taken away from her so suddenly.  :( A good reason most States in U.S. now reinforced the law againt phone texting while driving.

I felt nausea all day today and my boss gave me the day off. Anyone know a good remedy for nausea?
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-29, 17:51:40
A good reason most States in U.S. now reinforced the law againt phone texting while driving.

It's against the law here too, still see idiots who think the law doesn't apply to them, doing it though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)

Anyone know a good remedy for nausea?

Wish I knew, suffer from that often myself. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)
Some folk reckon ginger is good for it, so maybe a ginger tea or something like that may help you. Can't say I have had any success with it though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-29, 18:12:01
Thanks Luxor! Maybe I'll try tea with a slice of ginger. I don't suppose artificial flavored herbal ginger tea will do the trick. :P

Yup some of those people get drunk, smoke weed and probably sniff cocaine while driving. It's just sad that an innocent woman can get killed because she was trying to take a pic of herself with her phone.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-29, 18:24:12
Thanks Luxor! Maybe I'll try tea with a slice of ginger.

You've got nothing to lose by trying it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-29, 19:09:11
Couldn't find ginger root at the grocery store so I bought some ginger powder instead. I had to cheat and add sugar in my tea, but I'm surprised my sweet ginger tea actually taste decent :yes:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-29, 19:13:08
I'm surprised my sweet ginger tea actually taste decent

Oh well, if it doesn't have it's desired effect on your nausea, at least you've found something new to drink. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-29, 20:26:41
@ Syav, you could also try Saltine crackers and Sprite/Ginger Ale. Stay away from water though. It will make the nausea worse.
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Post by: Syav on 2014-04-29, 23:11:30

@ Syav, you could also try Saltine crackers and Sprite/Ginger Ale. Stay away from water though. It will make the nausea worse.

Really? :) Thanks Mandi, I'll keep that in mind. :up:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-30, 10:21:31
Stay away from water though. It will make the nausea worse.

Interesting, I wasn't aware of that and I usually sip water when I'm feeling nauseas. Must try and remember that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-04-30, 15:35:35


@ Syav, you could also try Saltine crackers and Sprite/Ginger Ale. Stay away from water though. It will make the nausea worse.

Really? :) Thanks Mandi, I'll keep that in mind. :up:

Plain white rice is also a good remedy for nausea...
Cooked, of course...
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-04-30, 17:06:01
Plain white rice is also a good remedy for nausea...

Not a fan of rice myself, once in a blue moon if the fancy takes me is about it. Even then I wouldn't have it plain, it would have to be spicy or flavoured with something just to get me to eat it. Which is probably not the recommended way to eat it when you have nausea.  :faint: 
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-04-30, 18:43:41

Stay away from water though. It will make the nausea worse.

Interesting, I wasn't aware of that and I usually sip water when I'm feeling nauseas. Must try and remember that one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)


I was unaware of it myself until I started working at the hospital. Makes sense. Most people that are on the verge of getting sick from too much consumption of alcohol might drink water to speed up the process. Lol
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Post by: Syav on 2014-05-01, 03:19:22
Quote from: expatri
Plain white rice is also a good remedy for nausea...

I never knew that either. Thanks, expatri!

Well, I had several cups of tea with ginger yestarday, and I think it worked :)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-01, 11:10:49
Makes sense. Most people that are on the verge of getting sick from too much consumption of alcohol might drink water to speed up the process. Lol

Ah! that's where I was going wrong in my youth. If I felt sick from too much alcohol I had some more. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/drinking_beerfunnel.gif)   :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-01, 18:15:12

Plain white rice is also a good remedy for nausea...

Not a fan of rice myself, once in a blue moon if the fancy takes me is about it. Even then I wouldn't have it plain, it would have to be spicy or flavoured with something just to get me to eat it. Which is probably not the recommended way to eat it when you have nausea.  :faint:

Clearly the only way you and I will ever share a meal is if we go to an establishment with an extensive buffet... :lol:
But yes, the seasoning would sort of defeat the purpose of relieving nausea. I do cheat a bit and add a little butter. But point is, it's good for nausea; enjoying it is secondary...


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Post by: expatri on 2014-05-01, 18:29:53

Makes sense. Most people that are on the verge of getting sick from too much consumption of alcohol might drink water to speed up the process. Lol

Ah! that's where I was going wrong in my youth. If I felt sick from too much alcohol I had some more. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/drinking_beerfunnel.gif)   :P

Actually, I always drank water to help re-hydrate, since alcohol stops the pituitary gland from producing vasopressin (an anti-diarrhetic hormone). That's why, when you're out drinking, your output can be up to 4 times your intake.

And just so I don't come off like a big smarty-pants, this little knugget of knowledge was acquired courtesy of http://testtube.com/brainstuff/hangovers/ (http://testtube.com/brainstuff/hangovers/)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-01, 19:39:28


Makes sense. Most people that are on the verge of getting sick from too much consumption of alcohol might drink water to speed up the process. Lol

Ah! that's where I was going wrong in my youth. If I felt sick from too much alcohol I had some more. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/drinking_beerfunnel.gif)   :P

Actually, I always drank water to help re-hydrate, since alcohol stops the pituitary gland from producing vasopressin (an anti-diarrhetic hormone). That's why, when you're out drinking, your output can be up to 4 times your intake.

And just so I don't come off like a big smarty-pants, this little knugget of knowledge was acquired courtesy of http://testtube.com/brainstuff/hangovers/ (http://testtube.com/brainstuff/hangovers/)


Quite right. Alcohol does dehydrate you. I was given water when I was t-totally trashed on numerous occasions and it got me even sicker. Push all those toxins out fairly quickly. :whistle: Some people will drink water right before or during their consumption of alcoholic beverages to keep from getting a hangover. If you ever go to a hospital with nausea and vomiting they'll strongly suggest staying away from water though. Not everyone's body reacts the same to substances, whether it be  alcohol, water, meds....etc. Water sometimes isn't enough to re-hydrate. Depends on the degree of the illness. Increasing the amount of electrolytes in your body is important to sustain hydration. Water just isn't enough sometimes.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-01, 20:02:23
Clearly the only way you and I will ever share a meal is if we go to an establishment with an extensive buffet...

Fine by me if you're paying.  :P  Just let me know the time and place and I'll see if I'm free. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-02, 23:44:57
Why do kids insist on watching the same movie repeatedly? I mean, does it ever get old?  :rolleyes:
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Post by: Syav on 2014-05-03, 04:34:15

Why do kids insist on watching the same movie repeatedly? I mean, does it ever get old?  :rolleyes:

I've seen the first X-Men movie at least 5 times, and since I bought 3 of the X-Men movie series I'm planning to watch at least one of 'em again tomorrow. :P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-03, 11:02:48
Why do kids insist on watching the same movie repeatedly? I mean, does it ever get old?

It's not just kids. I've lost count of the number of times I've walked into the room and my wife is sitting there watching some film, where she more than likely knows the dialogue off by heart, as she's watched it so often. I just can't get my head around that at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
I've seen the first X-Men movie at least 5 times, and since I bought 3 of the X-Men movie series I'm planning to watch at least one of 'em again tomorrow.

We've gotta find you a girlfriend.  :P 
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-03, 12:58:30

Why do kids insist on watching the same movie repeatedly? I mean, does it ever get old?

It's not just kids. I've lost count of the number of times I've walked into the room and my wife is sitting there watching some film, where she more than likely knows the dialogue off by heart, as she's watched it so often. I just can't get my head around that at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
I've seen the first X-Men movie at least 5 times, and since I bought 3 of the X-Men movie series I'm planning to watch at least one of 'em again tomorrow.

We've gotta find you a girlfriend.  :P


I have watched the same movie multiple times too, however, they will watch the same movie everyday several times a day if you let them. After two days of that I wouldn't want to watch that particular movie for years, if at all. lol
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-03, 13:18:00
I have watched the same movie multiple times too, however, they will watch the same movie everyday several times a day if you let them.

They are just being normal kids. My friends went through the same with theirs and now they are going through it all again with their grandchildren.
History repeating itself, you have that to look forward to. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-03, 15:26:52
Oh grand!  :lol: Good thing that's YEARS down the road. Let's hope anyways.
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Post by: Syav on 2014-05-03, 16:37:48
Quote from: Luxor
We've gotta find you a girlfriend.

:D :whistle:

Quote from: Mandi
I have watched the same movie multiple times too, however, they will watch the same movie everyday several times a day if you let them.

Don't think I can watch the same movie everyday. Although I probably have done that when I was a kid :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-03, 17:49:06
Oh grand!   :))  Good thing that's YEARS down the road. Let's hope anyways.

Maybe you'll be lucky and this film fascination might skip a generation. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-07, 11:11:26
Nooo! I broke the stem on one of my pipes.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)
Good excuse to buy a churchwarden pipe though, as I've always fancied one of them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-07, 17:20:33

Nooo! I broke the stem on one of my pipes.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)
Good excuse to buy a churchwarden pipe though, as I've always fancied one of them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

How did you manage to break a pipe stem?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-07, 17:46:16
How did you manage to break a pipe stem?

Pure carelessness on my part.
I was cleaning my pipe and didn't notice that it had fallen onto the floor, couldn't see it so I stood up. Think you can guess the rest...  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Embarrased.gif)

Fortunately it was an old and fairly cheap one, so not a great loss, still a decent pipe though. It would have been much worse if it had been one of my other 2, then I would have been really crying. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-08, 02:46:47

Nooo! I broke the stem on one of my pipes.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)
Good excuse to buy a churchwarden pipe though, as I've always fancied one of them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

Something like this? I'm pretty sure this is a churchwarden pipe used in the movie Lord of the Rings. :sherlock:
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tecon-gmbh.de%2Fimages%2FVAUEN%2520Aragorn%25201.jpg&hash=3335b06babcee5b4d28939397eaab47e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.tecon-gmbh.de/images/VAUEN%20Aragorn%201.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-05-08, 04:15:39
When I smoked, I wanted one of these.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkBS5IFjLPnuvhG31GsMaYZg2MjLHTlqmWnR6yAQMGLUAv4ttnFQ)
Finally I bought one and it was a huge let-down.
Serves me right for smoking in the first place
.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-08, 12:04:29
Something like this? I'm pretty sure this is a churchwarden pipe used in the movie Lord of the Rings.

Yep! That's the sort of thing Syav.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
When I smoked, I wanted one of these.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkBS5IFjLPnuvhG31GsMaYZg2MjLHTlqmWnR6yAQMGLUAv4ttnFQ)
Finally I bought one and it was a huge let-down.

In what way was it a let-down? I fancied something similar once, but never got round to it. Think it was the price that put me off. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-08, 17:53:07

How did you manage to break a pipe stem?

Pure carelessness on my part.
I was cleaning my pipe and didn't notice that it had fallen onto the floor, couldn't see it so I stood up. Think you can guess the rest...  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Embarrased.gif)

Fortunately it was an old and fairly cheap one, so not a great loss, still a decent pipe though. It would have been much worse if it had been one of my other 2, then I would have been really crying.

Have you considered/tried clay? http://www.dawnmist.org/pipesale.htm (http://www.dawnmist.org/pipesale.htm)
And here's a nice selection of traditional wood...http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipes/churchwarden-pipes/ (http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipes/churchwarden-pipes/)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-08, 18:10:15
Have you considered/tried clay? http://www.dawnmist.org/pipesale.htm (http://www.dawnmist.org/pipesale.htm)

Fragile things them. I could guarantee a clay pipe would last me about 5 minutes before I managed to break it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
My grandmother used to smoke one I believe, though I never saw her smoking it. But there was a few old black and white family photographs and there she was with her pipe, puffing away like a steam train. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
And here's a nice selection of traditional wood...http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipes/churchwarden-pipes/ (http://www.pipesandcigars.com/pipes/churchwarden-pipes/)

Fortunately there's a good selection available over here too. It's the tobacco itself that takes some searching for here, especially if you're looking for something different.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-05-08, 18:53:13

Something like this? I'm pretty sure this is a churchwarden pipe used in the movie Lord of the Rings.

Yep! That's the sort of thing Syav.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
When I smoked, I wanted one of these.
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTkBS5IFjLPnuvhG31GsMaYZg2MjLHTlqmWnR6yAQMGLUAv4ttnFQ)
Finally I bought one and it was a huge let-down.

In what way was it a let-down? I fancied something similar once, but never got round to it. Think it was the price that put me off. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)

The meerschaum pipe seemed to be always wet. I can't really explain it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-08, 23:49:04
I think I've discovered why Luxor married and English woman...https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxvn8jieqxgovu1/scottish%20women.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxvn8jieqxgovu1/scottish%20women.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-09, 02:56:55
Quote from: tt92
The meerschaum pipe seemed to be always wet. I can't really explain it.

I've only had 3 months experience with smoking pipe, so I wouldn't know either. My guess is that your pipe somehow became condense when in use, but perhaps Luxor would know better. :)

Quote from: Luxor
Yep! That's the sort of thing Syav.

That's a classy! :yes: Does it take a little bit to get used to, because of it's length? :sherlock:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-09, 02:59:45

I think I've discovered why Luxor married and English woman...https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxvn8jieqxgovu1/scottish%20women.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxvn8jieqxgovu1/scottish%20women.jpg)

I ain't makin' no comment on that one :D :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-09, 10:32:43
I think I've discovered why Luxor married and English woman..

I've never encountered the third example in that picture, not even a Welsh one, so I doubt they exist. A mythical being like the Yeti. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Tease.gif)
The meerschaum pipe seemed to be always wet. I can't really explain it.

Know what you mean, I've had a pipe in the past that was like that. It was a bit unpleasant when smoking it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)

That's a classy!  :yes:  Does it take a little bit to get used to, because of it's length?

When it arrives I'll let you know. The postman didn't have it when he delivered the mail today. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)


I ain't makin' no comment on that one  ;D

Wise man. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-09, 23:38:28
Good news today! Took Clint to the vet for a follow up glucose check after taking him off of the juice, and his numbers are still good!
So no more having to shoot the cat twice a day. I think he's happy with that notion...:)
(https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqzkmllca7823v1/very_happy_kitty1.jpg)

Ok...so how do I drop a picture in here? :(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-10, 01:50:56

Good news today! Took Clint to the vet for a follow up glucose check after taking him off of the juice, and his numbers are still good!
So no more having to shoot the cat twice a day. I think he's happy with that notion...:)


That's great!  :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-10, 11:09:35
Good news today! Took Clint to the vet for a follow up glucose check after taking him off of the juice, and his numbers are still good!
So no more having to shoot the cat twice a day. I think he's happy with that notion...

That's great. I bet Clint is more than happy with that.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Ok...so how do I drop a picture in here?

You are spoilt for choices buddy.
First off, of course you will have to host the image somewhere like imgur (http://imgur.com/) but you probably already knew that.
When it's hosted at imgur you have a choice of links to use. The Linked BBCode is the quickest, which you just copy and paste into your post.
Picture and link code below.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HCyWY3.jpg&hash=9284d0c47e78fe235c55526e1b8b7176" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8HCyWY3)
Code: [Select]
[URL=http://imgur.com/8HCyWY3][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]



Or you may prefer using the insert image option when replying to a post here. So you would just use the direct link and it's put into the image tag like so.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HCyWY3.jpg&hash=9284d0c47e78fe235c55526e1b8b7176" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg)
Code: [Select]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg[/img]



If your image is hosted at dropbox, you would have to make the image public and you copy the public link and use insert image when replying to the post, like so.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Kissfriend.gif)
Code: [Select]
[img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Kissfriend.gif[/img]



Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-11, 16:59:09

Good news today! Took Clint to the vet for a follow up glucose check after taking him off of the juice, and his numbers are still good!
So no more having to shoot the cat twice a day. I think he's happy with that notion...

That's great. I bet Clint is more than happy with that.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Ok...so how do I drop a picture in here?

You are spoilt for choices buddy.
First off, of course you will have to host the image somewhere like imgur (http://imgur.com/) but you probably already knew that.
When it's hosted at imgur you have a choice of links to use. The Linked BBCode is the quickest, which you just copy and paste into your post.
Picture and link code below.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HCyWY3.jpg&hash=9284d0c47e78fe235c55526e1b8b7176" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8HCyWY3)
Code: [Select]
[URL=http://imgur.com/8HCyWY3][IMG]http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]



Or you may prefer using the insert image option when replying to a post here. So you would just use the direct link and it's put into the image tag like so.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8HCyWY3.jpg&hash=9284d0c47e78fe235c55526e1b8b7176" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg)
Code: [Select]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/8HCyWY3.jpg[/img]



If your image is hosted at dropbox, you would have to make the image public and you copy the public link and use insert image when replying to the post, like so.
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Kissfriend.gif)
Code: [Select]
[img]https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Kissfriend.gif[/img]


Hope that helps.

Ok...the picture is at Dropbox. I right-clicked on it and selected "Share Dropbox Link" clicked on the "Insert Image" button here and pasted the link in.
What step did I miss in this dance? Do
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-11, 17:33:48
Ok...the picture is at Dropbox. I right-clicked on it and selected "Share Dropbox Link" clicked on the "Insert Image" button here and pasted the link in.
What step did I miss in this dance? Do

I have "Copy public link" when I right click on mine, not "Share Dropbox Link".  ???
Do you have your image in a public folder? If not create a public folder and put them in there.
See "Creating a Public folder" about a third of the way down this page. Linky (https://www.dropbox.com/help/16/en). (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif)
I think (though I may be wrong) that  "Share Dropbox Link" is all that does, gives you a link to share with folk and they click on it and view it in their browser, I don't think you can use it to embed images, could be wrong though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-11, 18:01:25
There does appear to be another way to do it. If you don't wish to use a public folder. But it takes a few more steps.
Get your  "Share Dropbox Link" and paste it into your reply. Like so:-
Code: [Select]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif

Remove the "www" part and replace it with "dl" Like so:-
Code: [Select]
 https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif 



Now you can copy that link and use it when you use "insert image"
Just like this.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-11, 21:32:47

There does appear to be another way to do it. If you don't wish to use a public folder. But it takes a few more steps.
Get your  "Share Dropbox Link" and paste it into your reply. Like so:-
Code: [Select]
https://www.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif

Remove the "www" part and replace it with "dl" Like so:-
Code: [Select]
 https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif 



Now you can copy that link and use it when you use "insert image"
Just like this.
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x3r0n5o52q1anaa/angrycat.gif)

I did notice that difference between what I had put out and what you were displaying. Let's try it out...

(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xqzkmllca7823v1/very_happy_kitty1.jpg)

VICTORY!!!!
Now I know about enough to become dangerous...hehehe...
Thanks Luxor!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-12, 11:53:32
VICTORY!!!!
Now I know about enough to become dangerous...hehehe...
Thanks Luxor!

Then my work here is done.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
I don't think that's an officially supported way of using your dropbox links though, so don't blame me if it suddenly stops working. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-05-13, 22:11:36
When I grow up I want to be able to use cornflour to thicken a stew without getting lumps.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-14, 03:31:29

When I grow up I want to be able to use cornflour to thicken a stew without getting lumps.

Why in the world would you want to grow up???
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-05-14, 04:38:55
Beats dying.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-14, 11:20:55
When I grow up I want to be able to use cornflour to thicken a stew without getting lumps.

Only alchemists have that power. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Chemistryset.gif)
The rest of us have to make do with lumpy gravy.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-14, 18:09:59
Anyone fancy a Volvo?



When I grow up I want to be able to use cornflour to thicken a stew without getting lumps.

Just don't add it in all at once. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-15, 11:50:22
Anyone fancy a Volvo?

No thanks, never liked them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
I think that video is the guys best chance of getting rid of it though, as he may be able to convince some poor fool with it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-15, 13:19:05
Have you received your new pipe yet, Luxor? :sherlock:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-15, 13:33:07
Have you received your new pipe yet, Luxor?

Yes I have. Verdict is, it's excellent. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
You get a really cool smoke with it, compared to the usual length pipes. Wish I'd bought one a long time ago.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-15, 16:10:05

Have you received your new pipe yet, Luxor?

Yes I have. Verdict is, it's excellent. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
You get a really cool smoke with it, compared to the usual length pipes. Wish I'd bought one a long time ago.

Pics...PICS!!!!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-15, 16:43:15
Pics...PICS!!!!

Hope you're not expecting me to go and try and find my camera just to take a picture of a pipe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
But here's a picture of it anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRcS5S01.jpg&hash=e46b226505001c1bb27d94f83d852de3" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/RcS5S01.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-15, 17:07:34

Have you received your new pipe yet, Luxor?

Yes I have. Verdict is, it's excellent. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbsup2.gif)
You get a really cool smoke with it, compared to the usual length pipes. Wish I'd bought one a long time ago.

Good to know, and your money definitely well spent. :yes: If I ever switch to pipe I'm getting that one :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-15, 17:15:56
If I ever switch to pipe I'm getting that one

It's a nice sized bowl too, holds a bit more tobacco than my other pipes. It's rapidly becoming my favourite pipe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-15, 17:40:09

No thanks, never liked them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
Aww, why not? :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-15, 18:22:57
Aww, why not?

Like you need to ask.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-15, 23:51:17

Pics...PICS!!!!

Hope you're not expecting me to go and try and find my camera just to take a picture of a pipe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
But here's a picture of it anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FRcS5S01.jpg&hash=e46b226505001c1bb27d94f83d852de3" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/RcS5S01.jpg)

A handsome pipe...:) I have been thinking of re-visiting pipes as a smoking option. Just seems like a lot of work for a good smoke. Or have I just been doing something wrong?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-16, 10:44:53
I have been thinking of re-visiting pipes as a smoking option. Just seems like a lot of work for a good smoke.

It's a bit more work than taking the wrapper of a cigar, right enough.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Or have I just been doing something wrong?

Only if you were trying to fill the pipe by pushing the tobacco into the bowl via the stem. But I doubt that's the case. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
It's just one of those things that the more you do it, the less you think about it.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-05-18, 03:02:32
I can say that cleaning a pipe is a lot less of a hassle than cleaning/mainting the smaller parts of an e-cig.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-18, 11:01:34
I can say that cleaning a pipe is a lot less of a hassle than cleaning/mainting the smaller parts of an e-cig.

A friend of mine who smokes one has told me the same, I thought he was exaggerating. I guess not. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-18, 20:37:49

Aww, why not?

Like you need to ask.  :P

I've had mostly good experiences with Volvos. ;)

A handsome pipe... :)  I have been thinking of re-visiting pipes as a smoking option. Just seems like a lot of work for a good smoke. Or have I just been doing something wrong?

I know nothing about pipes, but it sounds like less work than e.g. rolling a cigarette.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-18, 21:35:41


Aww, why not?

Like you need to ask.  :P

I've had mostly good experiences with Volvos. ;)

I've heard nothing but good things about them as well. Granted, they're rather boxy, but good, solid transportation by all accounts.
Did a Volvo touch you in "the bad place" when you were a child? ;)


A handsome pipe... :)  I have been thinking of re-visiting pipes as a smoking option. Just seems like a lot of work for a good smoke. Or have I just been doing something wrong?

I know nothing about pipes, but it sounds like less work than e.g. rolling a cigarette.

Actually, there are some handy little cigarette rollers out there. Even ones for filter cigarettes. I went about a year rolling my own when they started taxing them out of existence...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-19, 10:57:40
I've had mostly good experiences with Volvos.

Oh they are reliable cars I'll give you that and if you drive one and were involved in a crash with another car, I would rate your chance of survival better than the other guy in his car. They're just so ugly, a box on wheels is the best way you could describe them. Maybe I'm just remembering the things from the 70's. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I've no idea if the modern Volvo has improved in looks or not, in all honesty. Don't drive, so lack of interest in cars in general.

Actually, there are some handy little cigarette rollers out there.

There is indeed, though I tended to go through my tobacco a whole lot  quicker when I used to use one, prefer to roll them by hand. There are some folk out there who just can't get the hang of them for some reason. I know a couple of them, even after me showing them how to use it they still couldn't master the things. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-05-19, 17:44:22

I've had mostly good experiences with Volvos.

Oh they are reliable cars I'll give you that and if you drive one and were involved in a crash with another car, I would rate your chance of survival better than the other guy in his car. They're just so ugly, a box on wheels is the best way you could describe them. Maybe I'm just remembering the things from the 70's. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I've no idea if the modern Volvo has improved in looks or not, in all honesty. Don't drive, so lack of interest in cars in general.

The newer ones are much more stylish...especially their sedans. The wagons are nice also, but you can only do so much with a station wagon when it comes to style...


Actually, there are some handy little cigarette rollers out there.

There is indeed, though I tended to go through my tobacco a whole lot  quicker when I used to use one, prefer to roll them by hand. There are some folk out there who just can't get the hang of them for some reason. I know a couple of them, even after me showing them how to use it they still couldn't master the things. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

I would be one of those folks who could never get the hang of hand rolling. Tear the paper, roll it too loose, etc. Plus, with the rolling device, I could do up several "packs" at a time to get me through the week...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-19, 18:00:09
with the rolling device, I could do up several "packs" at a time to get me through the week...

That would just encourage me to smoke more I think. At least rolling them when needed, I might just put myself off for half an hour or so before I could be bothered to roll one. But if they were there ready rolled and all I had to do was light one, well...  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-19, 19:05:52
The newer ones are much more stylish...especially their sedans. The wagons are nice also, but you can only do so much with a station wagon when it comes to style...

The newer Volvos are also more expensive though. I personally think they had pretty much the right idea in the '80s and '90s.

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F1%2F19%2FVolvo_440_red.JPG%2F280px-Volvo_440_red.JPG&hash=d5fed6b3d9a1a6a1b95506c553b1e1e2" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/19/Volvo_440_red.JPG/280px-Volvo_440_red.JPG)
1987

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F0%2F08%2FVolvo_440_st..jpg%2F220px-Volvo_440_st..jpg&hash=59023831467477231ae14a30c1998c6e" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/08/Volvo_440_st..jpg/220px-Volvo_440_st..jpg)
1994

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F4%2F4a%2FVolvo_V40_Cross_Country_in_Gwalior%252C_Oct_2013.jpg%2F220px-Volvo_V40_Cross_Country_in_Gwalior%252C_Oct_2013.jpg&hash=312f68e01415de95174647e26b31cb1b" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4a/Volvo_V40_Cross_Country_in_Gwalior%2C_Oct_2013.jpg/220px-Volvo_V40_Cross_Country_in_Gwalior%2C_Oct_2013.jpg)
Today


Now the '70s... yeah, those were pretty ugly.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F0%2F07%2FVolvo343DL1980.jpg%2F250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg&hash=d19d9a23a92842454e47949ccc6567b6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Volvo343DL1980.jpg/250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-19, 19:22:11

Now the '70s... yeah, those were pretty ugly.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F0%2F07%2FVolvo343DL1980.jpg%2F250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg&hash=d19d9a23a92842454e47949ccc6567b6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Volvo343DL1980.jpg/250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg)



That looks like the horrible thing one of our neighbours had way back then. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-05-21, 17:11:08


Now the '70s... yeah, those were pretty ugly.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fupload.wikimedia.org%2Fwikipedia%2Fcommons%2Fthumb%2F0%2F07%2FVolvo343DL1980.jpg%2F250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg&hash=d19d9a23a92842454e47949ccc6567b6" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Volvo343DL1980.jpg/250px-Volvo343DL1980.jpg)



That looks like the horrible thing one of our neighbours had way back then. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)

With the exception of sports cars, style didn't exactly "rule" on either side of the pond back in the 70's...

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wrenches.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F05%2FAMC-Pacer-X.jpg&hash=66793f937ce27a60447a5f184507a9ed" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.wrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/AMC-Pacer-X.jpg)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-21, 17:24:05


With the exception of sports cars, style didn't exactly "rule" on either side of the pond back in the 70's...

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wrenches.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F05%2FAMC-Pacer-X.jpg&hash=66793f937ce27a60447a5f184507a9ed" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.wrenches.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/AMC-Pacer-X.jpg)



That is one ugly looking car. I would even go as far as to say it makes the volvo look like a beautiful piece of design.   :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-05-21, 18:43:52
Lol :D  I bet those cars were considered stylish back in the 70's though.  Some people actually admire 'classic' cars from back in the 50's, and willing to spend an amount of money that they could get  from a brand new sports car.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-21, 19:06:09
Some people actually admire 'classic' cars from back in the 50's

With good reason, there's some fine specimens of classic cars out there. Not just from the 50's though, even farther back than that. There used to be a vintage car show that was an annual event near here (always seemed to be raining though) and you could spend all day just walking around them and admiring them. Lots of them had been restored from absolute wrecks. You couldn't help but admire the work that some of the owners had put in to them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-21, 21:10:58
I love me some car shows. The older the better.  ;)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-21, 21:21:00
Don't forget about vintage tractors. :)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-05-22, 03:32:45
Yup I've seen one of those vintage car shows,  quite entertaining to watch :cool:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-22, 11:31:29
I love me some car shows. The older the better.

Ah yes the older the better. Though I must admit to being a bit wary of standing next to the ones that had steam engines sometimes. Some of them looked and sounded like they were seconds away from exploding.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)
Don't forget about vintage tractors.

Traction engines and tractors were always on show at that local event too, not forgetting the old motorbikes. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Yup I've seen one of those vintage car shows,  quite entertaining to watch

I wish that the show would return here, but it's unlikely. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-22, 17:37:18
Some of them looked and sounded like they were seconds away from exploding.

I dunno; it might be the ones that don't make any noise that are the most dangerous. ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-22, 17:50:00
I dunno; it might be the ones that don't make any noise that are the most dangerous.

That thought never crossed my mind. Probably just as well or I would never have went near any of them.  :P
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-22, 19:23:32

I love me some car shows. The older the better.

Ah yes the older the better. Though I must admit to being a bit wary of standing next to the ones that had steam engines sometimes. Some of them looked and sounded like they were seconds away from exploding.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)


Fair enough reason. No one wants to explode.  ;)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-22, 19:32:47
Somewhere near the end (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s) there's a graph showing level of happiness plotted against distance of crotch from explosions. ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-22, 20:06:32
Fair enough reason. No one wants to explode

Not unintentionally anyway. 
Somewhere near the end (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla_model_s) there's a graph showing level of happiness plotted against distance of crotch from explosions.

Ha-ha. 3ft = :(
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-27, 19:19:08
 The paintings 'made better with cats' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27507950)
I'll never look at some art with the same eyes, ever again. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-05-27, 21:02:32
Venus sure has a big...














...bed, you dirty minds!  :angel:
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-28, 01:11:29

The paintings 'made better with cats' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-27507950)
I'll never look at some art with the same eyes, ever again. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CheezyGrin.gif)


Wow! Looks like that cat lived a long life. Lol
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-28, 12:49:01
Wow! Looks like that cat lived a long life. Lol


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) Maybe it's immortal. Yes that must be it, that's the only logical explanation. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-05-28, 17:50:57

Wow! Looks like that cat lived a long life. Lol


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) Maybe it's immortal. Yes that must be it, that's the only logical explanation. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)

You know, there are lots of dictionary websites where one can look up the definition of "logical"...;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-28, 18:17:10
You know, there are lots of dictionary websites where one can look up the definition of "logical"...

But you need an internet connection to do that. Oh wait.... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-28, 22:41:07

Wow! Looks like that cat lived a long life. Lol


(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) Maybe it's immortal. Yes that must be it, that's the only logical explanation. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


You're probably right. You seem like a logical guy.  :P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-29, 11:18:09
You seem like a logical guy.

You say the sweetest things. I'm filling up. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-30, 01:06:52

You say the sweetest things. I'm filling up. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/CryingHankie.gif)


Lol. I enjoy making people cry out of joy.  ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-30, 11:34:33
Lol. I enjoy making people cry out of joy.

Ah well, the world could probably do with more folk like you then. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-30, 17:31:39

Lol. I enjoy making people cry out of joy.

Ah well, the world could probably do with more folk like you then. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


My mother would agree with you. I think she expects sappy/gooshy crap from me now.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-30, 18:38:14
My mother would agree with you. I think she expects sappy/gooshy crap from me now.

Mother knows best.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Are you still going back to school? I remember you mentioned it in some other thread.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-05-31, 13:30:41

Are you still going back to school? I remember you mentioned it in some other thread.


Yes sir. I start prerequisites in the fall toward a nursing degree. This time I'm not going to quit. I've put this off long enough, I believe. One of my friends has already been taking classes, so we are going to be taking some classes together. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I just hope I sustain enough drive to keep going.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-05-31, 13:50:18
I start prerequisites in the fall toward a nursing degree. This time I'm not going to quit. I've put this off long enough, I believe.

Good luck! with it.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
I would imagine that a lot of studying will be required. I know my friend who is the psych nurse had a lot to do and I wouldn't imagine it's any different over there in the USA. 
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Post by: tt92 on 2014-05-31, 21:22:25



Yes sir. I start prerequisites in the fall toward a nursing degree. This time I'm not going to quit. I've put this off long enough, I believe. One of my friends has already been taking classes, so we are going to be taking some classes together. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I just hope I sustain enough drive to keep going.

:up:
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-01, 18:05:06

I start prerequisites in the fall toward a nursing degree. This time I'm not going to quit. I've put this off long enough, I believe.

Good luck! with it.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
I would imagine that a lot of studying will be required. I know my friend who is the psych nurse had a lot to do and I wouldn't imagine it's any different over there in the USA.


Thank you! I appreciate that. It might be slightly different considering it's a different country. 
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-01, 19:13:44
It might be slightly different considering it's a different country.

There's bound to be some differences for sure.  Make sure you take a break from the studying, now and again. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-02, 06:17:47
Make sure you take a break from the studying, now and again. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


I hope to. I also hope that these 4 years of schooling will be quick. Thank you for the support.  :)

Side note: I really dislike a particular vending machine at my work. Put the money in. Made a selection. The chips started moving but they got stuck at the very end. Can't a girl just get some dang chips?  :down:

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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-02, 12:14:33
Side note: I really dislike a particular vending machine at my work. Put the money in. Made a selection. The chips started moving but they got stuck at the very end. Can't a girl just get some dang chips?

It may be to late to reply, but have you tried kicking it?  You've paid for your chips, so you should be able to get them by fair means or foul.
I know that kicking a vending machine is disallowed in most places, but sometimes the end justifies the means. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-02, 12:20:04

It may be to late to reply, but have you tried kicking it?  You've paid for your chips, so you should be able to get them by fair means or foul.
I know that kicking a vending machine is disallowed in most places, but sometimes the end justifies the means. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


No sir! I unsuccessfully tried to shake it out. Resorting to violence toward objects has never ended in my favor. I'd probably have pins and screws in my tibia/fibia after such endeavors.  :lol:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-02, 12:35:54
Resorting to violence toward objects has never ended in my favor. I'd probably have pins and screws in my tibia/fibia after such endeavors.

Well if you're a danger to yourself, you done well to avoid confrontation with the vending machine. Can't have you getting physically harmed over a bag of chips, can we. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-02, 19:14:33
Did you ever read The Tommyknockers? (Don't listen to the bad reviews. Just don't read it as scifi.) One of the scenes that gives it a bad name is, um, let's call it the revenge of a vending machine. :P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-02, 19:47:12
Did you ever read The Tommyknockers?

I have read many of Stephen Kings books, but that's not one I've read. I seem to recall a TV series called  Tommyknockers that was heavily advertised on the TV here, never watched it though.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-02, 22:03:39

Did you ever read The Tommyknockers?(Don't listen to the bad reviews. Just don't read it as scifi.) One of the scenes that gives it a bad name is, um, let's call it the revenge of a vending machine. :P


Count my out on that book. There are WAY too many vending machines at my work. I'd prolly never go near one again.  :no:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-02, 22:05:05

Resorting to violence toward objects has never ended in my favor. I'd probably have pins and screws in my tibia/fibia after such endeavors.

Well if you're a danger to yourself, you done well to avoid confrontation with the vending machine. Can't have you getting physically harmed over a bag of chips, can we. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)


Never over food of any kind.  ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-03, 10:56:59
Never over food of any kind.

Even chocolate? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif) I couldn't imagine anything getting in the way between a woman and her chocolate. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-03, 13:31:19

Never over food of any kind.

Even chocolate? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif) I couldn't imagine anything getting in the way between a woman and her chocolate. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


:lol: Maybe when I was a teen but I don't eat a lot of chocolate anymore. It's an occassional thing now along with snacking in general. I used to eat everything in my sights. Nom nom....no more.
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-06-03, 13:40:31
Even chocolate? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif) I couldn't imagine anything getting in the way between a woman and her chocolate. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


Ain't no way in hell that thing would keep my Reese's Cups.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-03, 20:27:15

Thick.

Corned beef or spam?

So... I don't think I can answer that. I guess the question is heavily processed and salted beef or heavily processed and salted pork. My answer's neither. :P
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Post by: Syav on 2014-06-04, 03:02:05


Thick.

Corned beef or spam?

So... I don't think I can answer that. I guess the question is heavily processed and salted beef or heavily processed and salted pork. My answer's neither. :P

I choose corned beef. ..just because I haven't eaten any in years :P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-04, 11:21:34
So... I don't think I can answer that. I guess the question is heavily processed and salted beef or heavily processed and salted pork. My answer's neither.

Just wait until you ever find yourself shipwrecked and the only provisions you have left are a tin of each. Then you'll change your tune.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)

I choose corned beef. ..just because I haven't eaten any in years

So that's 3 of us that don't buy it. So who the heck does?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-04, 12:24:15
Just wait until you ever find yourself shipwrecked and the only provisions you have left are a tin of each. Then you'll change your tune.

If I prepared the ship before it wrecked it'll have loads of tins containing somewhat more palatable stuff like fish (e.g., salmon, mackerel, sardines), green beans, kidney beans, carrots, etc. Any corned beef would be something of a stowaway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-04, 12:42:27
If I prepared the ship before it wrecked

Haven't you seen the movies, that's not how it works. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-04, 14:12:12
Depends on what I was doing on the ship. :P
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Post by: tt92 on 2014-06-04, 19:26:32
I ate some spam once. It wasn't as bad as I had been led to believe.
I never did it again.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-05, 00:24:29

I ate some spam once. It wasn't as bad as I had been led to believe.
I never did it again.


I have never tried it. It never looked appetizing to me.
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Post by: tt92 on 2014-06-05, 01:05:16
Re-reading the posts about corned beef and spam makes me wonder what Northern Hemisphere corned beef actually is.
What I call corned beef could hardly be described as heavily  processed. Makes a first-rate sandwich, with or without sliced tomato.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-05, 11:34:37
I have never tried it. It never looked appetizing to me.

Wise decision, you'd probably get more enjoyment from eating a lump of lard.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)
Re-reading the posts about corned beef and spam makes me wonder what Northern Hemisphere corned beef actually is.

There's two kinds of corned beef available here. One that a butcher will make himself, a nice bit of brisket cured in brine  with additional flavour added by the butcher in his own "secret" recipe. It's good, slices well and still looks like beef, it's ideal for a sandwich.

Then you have the off the shelf stuff in a tin. Which is a sort of compressed mash full of salt and fat and I doubt that there's very much actual beef content. It's cheap and OK in an emergency I suppose, but that's about it.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-05, 16:25:44
Quote from: Luxor link=topic=14.msme31#msg21231 date=1401968077

I have never tried it. It never looked appetizing to me.

Wise decision, you'd probably get more enjoyment from eating a lump of lard.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)


:yuck: I hate fat! Also, I think I never tried spam because my kid's father loved it. There wasn't much I liked about him.  :lol:

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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-05, 17:02:43
I hate fat!

Meat needs fat for the taste though and to keep it moist. A beefburger with no fat in it would be like eating a lump of cardboard.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I never tried spam because my kid's father loved it. There wasn't much I liked about him.

Not much I can say to that.  :)) 
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-05, 17:26:53
There's two kinds of corned beef available here. One that a butcher will make himself, a nice bit of brisket cured in brine  with additional flavour added by the butcher in his own "secret" recipe. It's good, slices well and still looks like beef, it's ideal for a sandwich.

Then you have the off the shelf stuff in a tin. Which is a sort of compressed mash full of salt and fat and I doubt that there's very much actual beef content. It's cheap and OK in an emergency I suppose, but that's about it.

In Dutch the loanword cornedbeef refers exclusively to the latter kind, and I actually wasn't aware the original English term could also refer to "real" meat. Does something similar apply to spam? Btw, I'm pretty sure "regular" (um, canned) corned beef also contains gelatin to keep the mush together. Then again, these days "real" cuts of meat are apparently also glued together.

The first kind, the real meat, is probably some variety of pekelvlees. I'm sure you can recognize a cognate of pickle in there, but pekel refers only to brine.

Meat needs fat for the taste though and to keep it moist. A beefburger with no fat in it would be like eating a lump of cardboard.

Eh, it needs some fat. I've always cut off the fat from e.g. karbonade (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karbonade) (cutlet),* and cheaper sausages as well as corned beef somehow seem to have way more fat than you would expect from even the worst cuts of meat.

* NB After cooking; it's important for flavor while cooking.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-05, 17:42:31
Does something similar apply to spam?

Don't think so, in all my years as a butcher I never came across it if it does exist. 
Eh, it needs some fat. I've always cut off the fat from e.g. karbonade (http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karbonade) (cutlet),*

It naturally tenderises the meat so I would always leave the fat on it for cooking. Of course after it's cooked, if you don't like it then you can cut it off.
Cut it off mine though and I'll chop your hands off.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/nono.gif)
cheaper sausages as well as corned beef somehow seem to have way more fat than you would expect from even the worst cuts of meat.

Yes, sausages are the worst. Fat, rusks and water is about all you'll find in the very cheap sausages. There will be some meat in them, but probably best if you didn't ask what part of the animal the meat the meat came from. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
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Post by: tt92 on 2014-06-05, 19:28:15

I have never tried it. It never looked appetizing to me.

Wise decision, you'd probably get more enjoyment from eating a lump of lard.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yuck2.gif)
Re-reading the posts about corned beef and spam makes me wonder what Northern Hemisphere corned beef actually is.

There's two kinds of corned beef available here. One that a butcher will make himself, a nice bit of brisket cured in brine  with additional flavour added by the butcher in his own "secret" recipe. It's good, slices well and still looks like beef, it's ideal for a sandwich.

Then you have the off the shelf stuff in a tin. Which is a sort of compressed mash full of salt and fat and I doubt that there's very much actual beef content. It's cheap and OK in an emergency I suppose, but that's about it.

Bingo. The former is what an Antipodean would call corned beef and the latter sounds like the bovine analogue of Spam.
I have never seen it but I will look today and see if it exists.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-05, 19:47:27
There will be some meat in them, but probably best if you didn't ask what part of the animal the meat the meat came from.

That part I probably wouldn't mind. Well, unless you mean it includes something like ground up bones.
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Post by: expatri on 2014-06-05, 22:15:39

Does something similar apply to spam?

Don't think so, in all my years as a butcher I never came across it if it does exist. 

I do recall my grandfather telling me about the days when the mid-western plains here in the US used to be covered with the wild spamelopes. Their herds would cover the plains as far as the eye could see.
But course, once they were nearly canned out of existence, the EPA stepped in and now there's only the farm-raised variety left. Sad, sad tale...
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Post by: expatri on 2014-06-05, 22:19:08

There will be some meat in them, but probably best if you didn't ask what part of the animal the meat the meat came from.

That part I probably wouldn't mind. Well, unless you mean it includes something like ground up bones.

Ground up bones?
Hehehe...ok, tell yourself that's the worst that could end up in them. There's a reason for that old adage "don't ask how the sausage is made". The reason is that someone may answer...
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-06, 07:27:31
Hehehe...ok, tell yourself that's the worst that could end up in them. There's a reason for that old adage "don't ask how the sausage is made". The reason is that someone may answer...

If you're referring to things like brain, eyes, offal, testicles, meat extracted by centrifuging the carcass or the fact that a proper sausage is made with intestines... really, I don't mind. But even though I'd be fine with it, I'm quite sure none of those except the centrifuged meat parts are actually present.

What that leaves of animal origin that I'd have a problem with is extraneous fat, the skin, the original contents of the intestines, the original contents of the stomach, and the bones (excluding bone marrow, obviously).
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-06, 11:19:32
the latter sounds like the bovine analogue of Spam.
I have never seen it but I will look today and see if it exists.

It was a staple ration given to the army in WWII, so my father told me. Bully beef was what they called it.
I do recall my grandfather telling me about the days when the mid-western plains here in the US used to be covered with the wild spamelopes. Their herds would cover the plains as far as the eye could see.
But course, once they were nearly canned out of existence, the EPA stepped in and now there's only the farm-raised variety left. Sad, sad tale...

Very good. You put some thought into that one.(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Nurse!!! He's forgotten to take take his medication again. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)

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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-07, 07:04:28
I can always count on the ER for some late night entertainment. I was sent to the ER to help out for a bit. Just in time to see the aftermath of a stupid idea. Sometimes I wish I could climb into other's brains and see what they see. Will I still want to smh?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-07, 12:05:00
I can always count on the ER for some late night entertainment.

I bet you could tell us a few tales.  But that would be unethical so you can't. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
I was sent to the ER to help out for a bit. Just in time to see the aftermath of a stupid idea.

That's not fair, you lure us in but don't supply the juicy bits. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)

Sometimes I wish I could climb into other's brains and see what they see.

Probably for the best that you can't do that. It could be scary in there. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Will I still want to smh?

SMH? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/what.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-06-07, 15:37:16

I can always count on the ER for some late night entertainment. I was sent to the ER to help out for a bit. Just in time to see the aftermath of a stupid idea. Sometimes I wish I could climb into other's brains and see what they see. Will I still want to smh?

Well, if you're in their head, don't smh, sth (smack their head)...hehehe...
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-07, 18:01:24

I bet you could tell us a few tales.  But that would be unethical so you can't. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)

As long as names are not involved it's ok.

That's not fair, you lure us in but don't supply the juicy bits. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif)

:lol: Since I like to be fair....... A man presented himself in the ER with a laceration on top of his head, two swollen eyes and blood everywhere. Come to find out, this man was standing on top of a barn with a, cooler size, container of water. When he went to pour it on his wife's head, who was down on the ground, he fell off the roof landing on the container and hit his head on the ground. Pretty much head first all the way. The container broke his fall to where he didn't land directly on his head. What made him believe this would be a good idea?

[SMH? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/what.gif)

Shaking my head.

Well, if you're in their head, don't smh, sth (smack their head)...hehehe...

:lol: Oh yes! Right!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-07, 19:30:20
A man presented himself in the ER with a laceration on top of his head, two swollen eyes and blood everywhere. Come to find out, this man was standing on top of a barn with a, cooler size, container of water. When he went to pour it on his wife's head, who was down on the ground, he fell off the roof landing on the container and hit his head on the ground. Pretty much head first all the way. The container broke his fall to where he didn't land directly on his head.

Shouldn't laugh at others misfortune but sometimes some people deserve it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
What made him believe this would be a good idea?

Must have been a little voice in his head told him to do it. There's just no other reason possible.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-08, 00:47:49

A man presented himself in the ER with a laceration on top of his head, two swollen eyes and blood everywhere. Come to find out, this man was standing on top of a barn with a, cooler size, container of water. When he went to pour it on his wife's head, who was down on the ground, he fell off the roof landing on the container and hit his head on the ground. Pretty much head first all the way. The container broke his fall to where he didn't land directly on his head.

Shouldn't laugh at others misfortune but sometimes some people deserve it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
What made him believe this would be a good idea?

Must have been a little voice in his head told him to do it. There's just no other reason possible.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)

:lol: :lol: I'm glad I'm not the only one laughing. It makes me feel less of a terrible person.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-08, 11:02:15
'm glad I'm not the only one laughing. It makes me feel less of a terrible person.

I don't know how you can stop yourself from laughing out loud when you see patients like that in the hospital. I know I would, which probably means I was wise not to pursue a career in medicine when I left school, as I would have been kicked out after about 5 minutes.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-08, 13:44:50

'm glad I'm not the only one laughing. It makes me feel less of a terrible person.

I don't know how you can stop yourself from laughing out loud when you see patients like that in the hospital. I know I would, which probably means I was wise not to pursue a career in medicine when I left school, as I would have been kicked out after about 5 minutes.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


It's very difficult at times. I've come to learn never to laugh at a confused patient. Their aggitation level escalates and they tend to start talking with their hands. You'd be surprised at how strong some elderly people are.  :ninja:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-08, 13:59:55
I've come to learn never to laugh at a confused patient.

That would be wrong of course. I'm sure you can judge very quickly the difference between a confused person and a damned idiot though.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Their aggitation level escalates and they tend to start talking with their hands. You'd be surprised at how strong some elderly people are.

Doesn't surprise me, as my friend who has them in his care has told me frequently that this is the case. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-06-08, 16:30:21

That would be wrong of course. I'm sure you can judge very quickly the difference between a confused person and a damned idiot though.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

You are correct! If you are stuffing yourself into a mattress, you might be confused. :lol:

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-08, 19:37:07
If you are stuffing yourself into a mattress, you might be confused.

I'll keep that in mind if I'm ever caught stuffing myself into my mattress.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-06-09, 15:57:59

If you are stuffing yourself into a mattress, you might be confused.

I'll keep that in mind if I'm ever caught stuffing myself into my mattress.  :P

Let's just hope Luxor doesn't sleep on a water bed. That could end very badly...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-09, 16:19:39
Let's just hope Luxor doesn't sleep on a water bed. That could end very badly...

Couldn't have one of them, Bailey has very, very sharp claws. That would be a disaster waiting to happen. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-12, 03:17:58
Testing...

edit:  Hmm...if I switch my phone browser settings from ' Android' to 'Desktop', my profile says my OS is Mac.  But I've never used Mac OS in my entire life :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-12, 10:58:30
Hmm...if I switch my phone browser settings from ' Android' to 'Desktop', my profile says my OS is Mac.  But I've never used Mac OS in my entire life

Frenzie can explain it to you, he's experimenting.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Oh by the way Syav. Plum and vanilla tobacco is very pleasant if a bit on the sweet side.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-13, 03:20:22
Good for you Luxor! :up:  I tried plum tobacco e-juice once and it taste sour and awful :whistle: 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-13, 08:43:29

Hmm...if I switch my phone browser settings from ' Android' to 'Desktop', my profile says my OS is Mac.  But I've never used Mac OS in my entire life

Frenzie can explain it to you, he's experimenting.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Well, not exactly. I suppose you could say the experiment is gathering some data, but I'm not actively doing anything with it, and I won't for another week. ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-13, 11:15:10
I tried plum tobacco e-juice once and it taste sour and awful

That's kinda what I was wary about when I ordered that tobacco, as plum can be a bit sour sometimes. But the vanilla really sweetens it, so any sourness from the plum if it was there, has just disappeared. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

I suppose you could say the experiment is gathering some data, but I'm not actively doing anything with it, and I won't for another week.

If you know what your doing, then it can't be called an experiment I suppose. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-15, 02:34:38
I was going to pick Spain for World Cup 2014 but they got beat up by Netherlands 5-1 :eyes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-15, 11:17:04
They didn't only get beat, they got totally humiliated. It could and maybe should, have been 8-1 not 5-1.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-16, 03:23:57
Sounds like they overestimated themselves  from their previous World Cup victory.  :whistle:  So, now I'm going for Argentina and Netherlands for the finals.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-16, 13:22:49
Sounds like they overestimated themselves  from their previous World Cup victory.

I doubt any team could have handled the Netherlands the way they played, everything just clicked and they could do no wrong.  Nothing could have stopped them, unless you built a brick wall in front of the goals that is.
So, now I'm going for Argentina and Netherlands for the finals.

Think Argentina will have to play better than they did in their first match, though I have only seen the highlights. I was tucked up in bed at the time it was shown live here.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-06-16, 13:44:50
I doubt any team could have handled the Netherlands the way they played, everything just clicked and they could do no wrong.  Nothing could have stopped them, unless you built a brick wall in front of the goals that is.

What little I saw on a few YouTube videos reminded me of Brazil a decade or so ago. I'll have to watch a match or two when I'm less busy to see what Brazil is up to these days, and if the Netherlands can out-Brazil Brazil. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-16, 14:06:46
I'll have to watch a match or two when I'm less busy to see what Brazil is up to these days, and if the Netherlands can out-Brazil Brazil.

Brazil in the first match were pretty poor in my opinion, let's just say the referee helped them a bit. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Watching the Netherlands though, brought back memories of the total football (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Football) they played in the 70's. If Brazil meet them in that kind of form, then Brazil are doomed.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-17, 01:53:15
I don't think Argentina is good enough to win the cup.  It's just a soft spot that I have for Argentina and I'll be happy if they make it to semi-finals :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-17, 12:38:06
I don't think Argentina is good enough to win the cup.

I would never rule them out. If Lionel Messi is at the top of his game, they are capable of winning anything.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-22, 16:55:34
Why does decorating require so much upheaval?
We had our lounge decorated over the weekend and it's taken 4 days in all to get back to some normality.
First you have to remove all the bits and pieces, like ornaments, pictures and the other things you've accumulated over the years. Who knew that a woman (my dear wife) could collect so many cat ornaments over 27 years. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/omg.gif) Then the furniture has to be moved out of course. Decorating took 2 days, not bad to be fair. But today everything has to be moved back in, which obviously requires all the electrical stuff to be hooked up, Hi-Fi, computer, TV etc. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
I'm knackered. In my next life as far as my lounge is concerned, I'm going for the minimalist look.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Still, at least it looks nice when it's done. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-23, 03:44:25
I've heard stories where witches and wizards summon demons to do all their housework.  And if you're interested Luxor,  those demons will appear to look exactly like yourself.  That way your neighbours will think that it is you who is doing all the cleaning and moving furnitures around the house.  :P :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-23, 17:15:09
I've heard stories where witches and wizards summon demons to do all their housework.

Pity that it's only in stories that you've heard of them, as I could really, really, do with one if they did exist. If you ever actually see one of these demons, try catching it and send it to me. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif) Heck I'll even pay the postage. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-24, 04:18:50
Heck I could use one of those demons as well to clean up my apt :D But from what I heard,  sometimes  there's a catch or payback when possesing a demon :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-24, 11:40:14
But from what I heard,  sometimes  there's a catch or payback when possesing a demon

That's just typical isn't it, there always has to be a catch, knew it was too good to be true. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif) Probably down to some government intervention most likely, Just like everything else these days, Interfering busybodies, bah!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-28, 03:57:15
I'm puffin` on my new 'extra-flavor' & 'high nicotine' tobacco e-juice.  After about 20 puffs it almost knocked me out. (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sherv.net%2Fcm%2Femoticons%2Fsick%2Fdizzy-smiley-emoticon.gif&hash=dd48b7f1ec97a71bb166fc7c72aa835c" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/sick/dizzy-smiley-emoticon.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-28, 10:54:09
(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) You'll have to watch what your doing with the strong stuff. Don't smoke it too quickly, you might knock yourself out.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-06-28, 17:15:25

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) You'll have to watch what your doing with the strong stuff. Don't smoke it too quickly, you might knock yourself out.

It's the same way with cigars. Go to hard on some of those maduro (or if you're lucky enough to be in a country that allows trade with Cuba, a Cuban cigar) and it might just put you on your butt...hehehe... :faint:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-28, 17:25:59
Ah yes you can't beat a nice Cuban cigar, they are meant to be savoured though, so you shouldn't be puffing away at them like a steam train in the first place. That just won't do at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/big_boss.gif)
Can't they be purchased on the black market over there expatri? Or is that something you would rather not say out loud. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-29, 02:45:46

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif) You'll have to watch what your doing with the strong stuff. Don't smoke it too quickly, you might knock yourself out.

Yup I have a habit of smoking quickly and continuously. But I limit myself to 30 drags/puffs per session...which is what I would roughly get from a regular cigarrete.  If I don't set a limit,  I could chain smoke my e-cig for an hour or so and then I get dizzy or heaviness/stuffy on my chess :whistle:  :sherlock:

By the way Luxor,  Mexico play against Netherland tomorrow :yes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-29, 11:08:37
By the way Luxor,  Mexico play against Netherland tomorrow

Today on this side of the world. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I'm torn about this game as I want both of them to go further in the competition. That can't be of course, which is a pity. I think Holland will win it as they are playing well, but at the same time I wouldn't be surprised if Mexico nicked it by a goal. I just hope it's a good game whoever wins it.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-06-29, 18:25:17

Ah yes you can't beat a nice Cuban cigar, they are meant to be savoured though, so you shouldn't be puffing away at them like a steam train in the first place. That just won't do at all. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/big_boss.gif)
Can't they be purchased on the black market over there expatri? Or is that something you would rather not say out loud. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Oh, I'm sure there's some sort of cigar black market here. Heck, sharing a border with Mexico and Canada would make it pretty easy, actually. It's just nothing I've pursued.
Now when my brother was travelling internationally, he was able to bring some in...even shared a box with yours truly...:D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-30, 11:42:53
Now when my brother was travelling internationally, he was able to bring some in...even shared a box with yours truly..

He most likely knew that if he didn't, you would kick his backside. Which of course is acceptable when it comes to brothers. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-06-30, 15:30:29
Quote from: Luxor
I'm torn about this game as I want both of them to go further in the competition.

Yah,  it would've been more enjoyable to watch if Mexico didn't meet Netherland 'till semifinals. They also had to play against Brazil in the early rounds.

I watched a documentary once on how Cuban cigars are hand made in Cuba. It's unfortunate that Cuban cigars are banned in U.S.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-06-30, 16:22:34

Now when my brother was travelling internationally, he was able to bring some in...even shared a box with yours truly..

He most likely knew that if he didn't, you would kick his backside. Which of course is acceptable when it comes to brothers. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Acceptable, perhaps, but not very intelligent. Bro's former special forces... :ninja:
Due to that line of work, he's gotten cigars from some very interesting places...and former owners...over the years... :zip:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-06-30, 17:37:14
Yah,  it would've been more enjoyable to watch if Mexico didn't meet Netherland 'till semifinals.

Well Mexico got beat, but I now hope Holland go out in the next round as Arjen Robben is a cheating git. He was looking for a penalty all through that game, diving in the box all the time. I hate that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/furious.gif)

Acceptable, perhaps, but not very intelligent. Bro's former special forces...

What's the worst he could do... he can only kill you the once. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-07-01, 02:40:47
I went to a tobacco shop today and saw a couple of churchwarden pipes.  My reaction was,  holy cow I could never smoke a pipe that huge LoL :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-01, 11:28:58
I went to a tobacco shop today and saw a couple of churchwarden pipes.  My reaction was,  holy cow I could never smoke a pipe that huge LoL

I'm sure you would manage if it was full of your favourite tobacco. It might be a bit awkward if you didn't have any arms, but I think that wouldn't apply to you. Other than that, there's nothing difficult about it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-07-02, 22:29:55

Acceptable, perhaps, but not very intelligent. Bro's former special forces...

What's the worst he could do... he can only kill you the once. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

True, but that whole "death" thing; kind of a permanent thing...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-03, 11:44:13
True, but that whole "death" thing; kind of a permanent thing...

You could become a Buddhist, then that's that problem solved. You could come back as a cat and live as a pampered kitty for a while.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-07-03, 21:09:20

True, but that whole "death" thing; kind of a permanent thing...

You could become a Buddhist, then that's that problem solved. You could come back as a cat and live as a pampered kitty for a while.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

If becoming one could make it so, I'd be on board for that sort of return trip... :yes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-04, 11:30:39
If becoming one could make it so, I'd be on board for that sort of return trip..

You and me both, of course there is a risk that you could come back as a cockroach instead though.
Don't think that would be as much fun somehow.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-07-04, 21:42:15
Speaking of lives of cats...is Baily well versed in his cat etiquette?
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/f6ptz0nfslz1afg/funny-cute-cat-kitten-clipart-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-05, 12:23:40
Speaking of lives of cats...is Baily well versed in his cat etiquette?


Let's just say he has cat etiquette down to a fine art.
The only difference with him is the barfing on the rug, he will usually only proceed to the rug after the bed has been barfed on.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

How is Clints diabetes treatment going by the way?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-07-05, 16:26:08

Speaking of lives of cats...is Baily well versed in his cat etiquette?


Let's just say he has cat etiquette down to a fine art.
The only difference with him is the barfing on the rug, he will usually only proceed to the rug after the bed has been barfed on.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

How is Clints diabetes treatment going by the way?

Clint did the barfing on the bed bit a couple of times, but he made the mistake of doing it once while I was in the bed. After that, any retching sounds while in bed will prompt a swift and undignified launching off of said bed. Granted, that will land him on the rug, but I'm opting for the lesser of two evils (and the first thing my feet touch when I get out of bed are my flip-flops, not the floor).

Fortunately he's not vindictive enough to barf on my flip-flops.

Changing his diet did wonders for his diabetes and he has been off of insulin for several weeks now with no symptoms. Luckily he is a 100% indoor cat. Not sure I'd be able to manage the disease so well if he were indoor/outdoor.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-05, 16:44:10
Fortunately he's not vindictive enough to barf on my flip-flops.

Maybe he just hasn't thought of it yet. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)

Changing his diet did wonders for his diabetes and he has been off of insulin for several weeks now with no symptoms.

Excellent! Long may it continue that way.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)

Not sure I'd be able to manage the disease so well if he were indoor/outdoor.

Yes that would be more difficult I would imagine. You just don't know what they are eating when they are off adventuring the great outdoors.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-07-09, 07:43:21
http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/can-reprogram-dna-heal-frequency-vibration-energy.html (http://themindunleashed.org/2014/03/can-reprogram-dna-heal-frequency-vibration-energy.html)
l've told patients in the past, when they ask to feel better or ask for a new body part, that I wish people had a reset button. I stumbled upon this interesting article...... Could scientist actually find that button?


Mod edit: Fixed link.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-09, 11:55:22
I stumbled upon this interesting article.

Page not found. Ah fixed it.

Could scientist actually find that button?

It would be great if they could. Wouldn't that put you out of a job though if it did exist? We cant have that.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-07-09, 12:15:18

I stumbled upon this interesting article.

Page not found. Ah fixed it.

Could scientist actually find that button?

It would be great if they could. Wouldn't that put you out of a job though if it did exist? We cant have that.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)


Oops.... sorry.  :doh: Maybe it will still require some medical attention.  ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-09, 12:57:15
Maybe it will still require some medical attention.

Maybe, though I was thinking if it were a "reset button" it would be more akin to IT support than medical support. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Interesting article though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-07-09, 20:05:45
I'm watching live Argentina vs Netherlands on a giant theatrical screen outdoor,  sponsored by Minnesota United FC  :cheers:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-10, 11:31:28
I'm watching live Argentina vs Netherlands on a giant theatrical screen outdoor,

Hope it wasn't raining.

I missed the match (didn't miss much I believe) due to having visitors, only caught some of the extra time and penalties. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-07-16, 03:36:14
World Cup is over.
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sherv.net%2Fcm%2Femo%2Fsad%2Fdeep-sigh-smiley-emoticon.gif&hash=27e7d6af3857748faa05d339f4b3301a" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.sherv.net/cm/emo/sad/deep-sigh-smiley-emoticon.gif)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-16, 13:56:18
World Cup is over.

I know, there's nothing to watch on TV now, back to the usual rubbish programs. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/crying.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-07-19, 01:50:22
My cellphone called one of my co-workers on its own. How the heck is that possible...since the phone screen has to be turned on/unlocked before I can make a phone call or do anything with it?  :confused: :whistle:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-19, 10:43:38
My cellphone called one of my co-workers on its own. How the heck is that possible..

Sorcery!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/wizard2.gif)

I've had a call from a friends mobile in the past, when he thought it was switched off and in his pocket.
Quite amusing as he and his wife were having a conversation while on holiday. Tried shouting loud enough down the phone so that he could here me, no luck though. It went off after a few minutes and thankfully they weren't discussing some dark secret. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)
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Post by: Syav on 2014-07-20, 02:33:19
Quote from: Luxor
Sorcery!

:lol:  I was think more like a haunted cellphone. 

Quote from: Luxor
It went off after a few minutes and thankfully they weren't discussing some dark secret.

Ahem...good thing they weren't having a bed scene and you could hear everything :D :whistle:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-20, 11:27:19
Ahem...good thing they weren't having a bed scene and you could hear everything  ;D   :whistle:

Yeah! That could have been very embarrassing indeed.
Especially for them, as I would no doubt remind them about it frequently in front of their children.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-07-21, 13:52:53
My cellphone called one of my co-workers on its own. How the heck is that possible.


Glitches happen. A couple phones back of mine took to sending texts to random people they weren't meant for along with spontaneous calls. Clearing the history helped but I got rid of it soon after.

Depending on how you lock it, you can still pocket-dial from the lock screen... Especially if you have quick launch icons on it. But even if not there's a sequence to open the dialer for emergency calls. (usually hold some button.) ;)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-07-26, 16:52:40
Speaking of cell phones, finally retired my old Droid X and upgraded to the LG G2. WOW! What a difference. I may even retire my tablet with this...;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-26, 17:41:53
What a difference. I may even retire my tablet with this..

That says a lot about where smart phones are going.
I know my Mrs is well impressed with her new one, it's probably being used as much as a tablet than a phone at the moment. Thought the novelty would have worn off after a couple of weeks but no.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)


Where have you been hiding by the way, not seen you for a while. Have you been on holiday?
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Post by: expatri on 2014-07-27, 07:50:59

What a difference. I may even retire my tablet with this..

That says a lot about where smart phones are going.
I know my Mrs is well impressed with her new one, it's probably being used as much as a tablet than a phone at the moment. Thought the novelty would have worn off after a couple of weeks but no.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)

They are becoming quite impressive...


Where have you been hiding by the way, not seen you for a while. Have you been on holiday?

In a word, FIFA.
I bring nothing to the table during such events and the subsequent discussions of said events...
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-27, 09:53:04

Speaking of cell phones, finally retired my old Droid X and upgraded to the LG G2. WOW! What a difference. I may even retire my tablet with this...;)

Finally? I say phones deserve to live five years. :P

(I hope to get to five with mine. It's currently 2.5 years old.)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-27, 13:50:12
In a word, FIFA.
I bring nothing to the table during such events and the subsequent discussions of said events..

Of course, should have remembered your lack of interest during the last EURO Finals. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Only 2 years till the next one.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)


Finally? I say phones deserve to live five years.  :P

(I hope to get to five with mine. It's currently 2.5 years old.)



That's the least I would expect from mine if I owned one, mind you that's how I feel about anything I buy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-07-27, 14:25:36
That's the least I would expect from mine if I owned one, mind you that's how I feel about anything I buy.

Yup, me too.
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Post by: expatri on 2014-07-27, 18:19:54

In a word, FIFA.
I bring nothing to the table during such events and the subsequent discussions of said events..

Of course, should have remembered your lack of interest during the last EURO Finals. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Only 2 years till the next one.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Which makes it twice as bad as the Olympics...hehehe...


Finally? I say phones deserve to live five years.  :P

(I hope to get to five with mine. It's currently 2.5 years old.)


That's the least I would expect from mine if I owned one, mind you that's how I feel about anything I buy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Remember the old Startac phones? Those things were built to last forever. Unfortunately, advances in the technology left such things behind.
Actually, the Droid still works alright (and would probably do better if I unloaded some apps), but I finally just lost my patience with it's older tech quirks and took the plunge. And since the upgrade was "free", all the better...:D
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-27, 18:31:19
Which makes it twice as bad as the Olympics...hehehe...

We have the commonwealth games here too (going on right now actually). and that falls in between the Olympics. Think yourself lucky that you don't have to suffer them too. Cant abide athletics myself but it's wall-to-wall coverage here and nearly impossible to avoid as they are in Scotland this time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)

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Post by: expatri on 2014-07-28, 18:10:15

Which makes it twice as bad as the Olympics...hehehe...

We have the commonwealth games here too (going on right now actually). and that falls in between the Olympics. Think yourself lucky that you don't have to suffer them too. Cant abide athletics myself but it's wall-to-wall coverage here and nearly impossible to avoid as they are in Scotland this time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif)

So-o-o-o-o...another reason to vote for Scottish independence?  :cheers:
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-28, 18:29:40
So-o-o-o-o...another reason to vote for Scottish independence?

We will still be in the commonwealth (so still eligible to compete in the games) if we keep the monarchy, which is the plan for the time being. Not my preference I can assure you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)

But we could have a referendum in the future to get rid of them. One step at a time as they say. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
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Post by: expatri on 2014-07-29, 03:01:54

So-o-o-o-o...another reason to vote for Scottish independence?

We will still be in the commonwealth (so still eligible to compete in the games) if we keep the monarchy, which is the plan for the time being. Not my preference I can assure you.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Sad.gif)

But we could have a referendum in the future to get rid of them. One step at a time as they say. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)

I thought that you all were going to be voting on that this September? Are things not looking good for the independence side?
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-07-29, 11:07:09
I thought that you all were going to be voting on that this September?

The powers that be decided that we will keep the monarchy for the time being. Just like Canada, Australia etc. There's a lot of royalists in certain areas, so it makes sense I suppose if you don't want to alienate them.  It doesn't please folk like myself though.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Are things not looking good for the independence side?

Looks fine from where I'm sitting, not taking it for granted though.
But as I've said before it will be the people who are as yet undecided that will turn the result either way.
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-08-01, 23:58:25

That's the least I would expect from mine if I owned one, mind you that's how I feel about anything I buy.

Yup, me too.


I've had a run of bad luck with phones this year. I bricked my upgrade and just dropped it's replacement today. I cracked both screens so looks like a third phone, in six months, is on order. :(
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-02, 07:21:06
I've had a run of bad luck with phones this year. I bricked my upgrade and just dropped it's replacement today. I cracked both screens so looks like a third phone, in six months, is on order.  :(

I've heard that some models are basically too flexible for their screens, so be careful. ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-02, 12:11:58
I've had a run of bad luck with phones this year. I bricked my upgrade and just dropped it's replacement today. I cracked both screens so looks like a third phone, in six months, is on order.

That is bad luck. I guess when things like that happen you wish to heck you had accidental damage cover for them. Of course when you do pay for accidental damage cover, you can almost guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to it.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/crying.gif)


I've heard that some models are basically too flexible for their screens, so be careful.

Because they are cheaply made or just a design fault?
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-02, 13:52:11
Because they are cheaply made or just a design fault?

Something like the Xperia Z (http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-Z-ZL-ZR/Xperia-z-glass-back-cracked-on-it-s-own/td-p/321733) is a high-end model. But perhaps such explanations are wrong and it's really e.g. spontaneous glass breakage (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_glass_breakage).
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-08-02, 19:31:09
I've heard that some models are basically too flexible for their screens, so be careful.


I'm not sure any of them could take a seven ft. drop impacting their edge on to concrete. "Shattered" may be a better word.

I have cracked a screen in my pocket kneeling down so what you heard is probably true.

I guess when things like that happen you wish to heck you had accidental damage cover for them. Of course when you do pay for accidental damage cover, you can almost guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to it.


I used to. Economically it doesn't make much sense here, to me. You take your chances with a refurbished phone and usually my phones are in breach of contract anyway. So I can't just return them so easily. I can buy A generation older but fully modifiable (don't have to worry about an unresolvable soft-brick again) for 50 or more dollars less than the replacement cost and monthly fee of an insured phone.

The odd thing is, I ordered the same phone I dropped for less than the cost of just the digitizer and outer screen. (The parts I broke)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-06, 17:18:38
The odd thing is, I ordered the same phone I dropped for less than the cost of just the digitizer and outer screen. (The parts I broke)

That doesn't surprise me in the least. Seems to be the way with most things these days, it's just not worth repairing them. It's madness. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-07, 17:37:41
True. It wouldn't be peanut butter otherwise, though that wouldn't be a bad thing. Horrible stuff.

In my opinion the nasty stuff is what doesn't have sufficient peanuts, or other additives like sugar. For instance, there's this English/American product called Skippy which has 90% peanuts (that's not too bad, but still...), sugar and palm oil.

Of course, if you don't like peanuts either then that changes the picture. :P
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-07, 17:52:26
I love peanuts, but peanut butter I just can't stand. Weird I know, it's one of life's mysteries.  :P 
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Post by: expatri on 2014-08-07, 18:42:41

I love peanuts, but peanut butter I just can't stand. Weird I know, it's one of life's mysteries.  :P

One of my best friends is the same way. Or is it the other way around; likes peanut butter, hates peanuts?
Either way, your particular weirdness...vis-a-vis peanuts...is not unique...;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-07, 18:58:01
Either way, your particular weirdness...vis-a-vis peanuts...is not unique.

Well that's reassuring to know. Knew it couldn't just be me.  ;) 
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-07, 21:00:09
Eh, peanut butter can be different in many ways, related not only to the additives but obviously also the peanuts. Just for fun you could try making your own peanut butter out of some peanuts you like to see what you think of that. :P

Personally I think the "regular" peanut butter tastes kinda meh at best. But the organic peanut butter is great. However, I'm also fairly sure that it's not so much the organic part as the 99.99999% peanut (and a little salt) part that matters.* I say that based on the fact that I used to like Calvé when it had 97% peanuts, and when I thought it started tasting worse I checked the ingredients and it turned out they upped the palm oil content so that it was only 85% peanuts! The cheap Aldo peanut butter was also good at like 95% peanuts, but they seem to have stopped selling it. Or maybe they just never had it in Belgium.

* Incidentally, that's a theme with many organic things.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-08, 11:41:28
Just for fun you could try making your own peanut butter out of some peanuts you like to see what you think of that.

That would be a waste of good peanuts I imagine, as it would probably end up in the bin. I'll stick to my nice packets of salted peanuts, much more enjoyable. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
There was only one brand available here back in the day, called sun-pat and it was available smooth or crunchy. Don't know if it's the only brand these days, I guess the supermarkets will be pushing their own-brand like most things now. I can't imagine it will taste any better.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-08, 19:06:39
Someone has just crashed into the wall of our house. Now there's something I never thought I would hear myself saying.
House undamaged, car a bit dented with a limping driver.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-08-08, 20:43:18

Someone has just crashed into the wall of our house. Now there's something I never thought I would hear myself saying.
House undamaged, car a bit dented with a limping driver.


Wow! What caused the person to run into it?
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-08-08, 21:11:40
Someone has just crashed into the wall of our house. Now there's something I never thought I would hear myself saying.

I thought that only happened in comic books. :O
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-09, 13:05:32
Wow! What caused the person to run into it?

I wasn't very sure at first. We had heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and I thought that might have somehow been the cause. Cars tend to speed down the hill I live on, so wouldn't have been surprised. The driver, a young lass was taken into a neighbours house while the ambulance and police were here, so we didn't really know.

However the lass came to our door this morning and spoke to my wife. Apparently she was coming up the hill and was pulling in to park at the other side of the road and all of a sudden her steering went and she shot across the road, right into our wall. No idea why, I guess the police will be checking that out. She only had a sprained ankle and a sore head this morning, she's lucky as it's a busy road, if another car had been coming down the hill at the time it could have been worse for her. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) At least she knows that her airbags work. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)

I thought that only happened in comic books. :O

I've seen a few reports of the same on the news a few times, usually the car and the house is wrecked though.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-08-09, 21:26:20
Oooooh lovely. Nixie has discovered...and now lost...a mouse.

Another notable difference between Nixie and Clint; Nixie sees a mouse and thinks "What a cool TOY!". Whereas Clint sees a mouse and thinks "What a cool SNACK!"

Sorry Nixie, I fear you'll never be in the same mouser league as Clint...

To her credit though, she is dutifully camped in front of the spot where she lost it. With any luck, the mouse is foolish enough to think it's safe to leave and this time I'll succeed in performing a catch-and-release...

LATER THAT NIGHT:--------------------------------------------------------------------
Well, mouse didn't know when he had it good and ventured out from its hiding place. Unfortunately for it, Clint was back on duty...and dutifully made sure to consume his "cool SNACK" in front of me.

Honestly, I don't know which form of his bragging I prefer; leaving me the "trophy" on the floor, or his "Watch me make it disappear!" approach.

Regardless, his reputation as a first-class mouser is secure...
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-08-10, 05:07:49

Wow! What caused the person to run into it?

I wasn't very sure at first. We had heavy rain and thunderstorms yesterday and I thought that might have somehow been the cause. Cars tend to speed down the hill I live on, so wouldn't have been surprised. The driver, a young lass was taken into a neighbours house while the ambulance and police were here, so we didn't really know.

However the lass came to our door this morning and spoke to my wife. Apparently she was coming up the hill and was pulling in to park at the other side of the road and all of a sudden her steering went and she shot across the road, right into our wall. No idea why, I guess the police will be checking that out. She only had a sprained ankle and a sore head this morning, she's lucky as it's a busy road, if another car had been coming down the hill at the time it could have been worse for her. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) At least she knows that her airbags work. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)


Sounds like both parties involved were lucky.  :D

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-08-10, 11:52:05
Oooooh lovely. Nixie has discovered...and now lost...a mouse.

Ahh! Cats at play, what could be more fun. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

Another notable difference between Nixie and Clint; Nixie sees a mouse and thinks "What a cool TOY!". Whereas Clint sees a mouse and thinks "What a cool SNACK!"

It would be boring if they both behaved the same way, you get the best of both worlds. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Honestly, I don't know which form of his bragging I prefer; leaving me the "trophy" on the floor, or his "Watch me make it disappear!" approach.

Well either is preferable to the creature being critically wounded and you having to finish it off. Which is the situation that Bailey kindly leaves us in. His favourite is birds, which he brings into the house very much alive. Which he promptly lets go so he can chase them around the house, before subjecting them to cruel treatment. You wouldn't believe the sounds that a tortured bird can make. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shocked.gif) After his torture and torment, he suddenly gets bored and goes outside, leaving us to put the poor thing out of it's misery. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif) I would prefer Clint's way of dealing with things. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Sounds like both parties involved were lucky.

Definitely, doubt her car is going to be back on the road though. Seems it took more damage than it looked.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-02, 16:17:05
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scottish-independence/scottish-independence-no-vote-collapses-to-six-point-lead-in-latest-poll-9706905.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/scottish-independence/scottish-independence-no-vote-collapses-to-six-point-lead-in-latest-poll-9706905.html)

Perhaps Scotland will have that vote after all, Luxor? Have you been out there ringing doorbells? ;)
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-02, 17:10:40
Have you been out there ringing doorbells?

Let's just say I've been doing my bit to help the cause. I can even claim to have turned a couple of no voters into yes voters.
There is a local yes hub that my wife has been to a few times and they can't keep up with the demands for yes merchandise, like window posters, badges, flags etc. Something's happening and it's beginning to get very exciting. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-02, 23:34:06

Have you been out there ringing doorbells?

Let's just say I've been doing my bit to help the cause. I can even claim to have turned a couple of no voters into yes voters.
There is a local yes hub that my wife has been to a few times and they can't keep up with the demands for yes merchandise, like window posters, badges, flags etc. Something's happening and it's beginning to get very exciting. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
ey

"Merchandise"? Did someone say "merchandise"??? They online? Do they ship?
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-03, 11:38:29
"Merchandise"? Did someone say "merchandise" ???  They online? Do they ship?

No afraid not, it's entirely a local thing for the town and surrounding region, most towns have them now.
The only official place to get stuff is at yesscotland (http://shop.yesscotland.net/) and the choice of stuff seems to be getting pretty low on there now.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-03, 17:28:37

"Merchandise"? Did someone say "merchandise" ???  They online? Do they ship?

No afraid not, it's entirely a local thing for the town and surrounding region, most towns have them now.
The only official place to get stuff is at yesscotland (http://shop.yesscotland.net/) and the choice of stuff seems to be getting pretty low on there now.

Bummer...would have loved to get some of the local versions of stuff. If you're up to it, could post a pic or two...:D
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-04, 11:57:10
Bummer...would have loved to get some of the local versions of stuff. If you're up to it, could post a pic or two.

Ah you've misunderstood me. It's not local versions of the merchandise, everywhere is using the same stuff. What I meant is that it's only for distribution locally, unless there is a desperate call for some of it from another town. All I have is a badge and one of these....

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0tE7zBQ.jpg&hash=747b3108a23244e9c3266969ae5ca5ac" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/0tE7zBQ.jpg)


There's a lot of them flying around the town. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
My wife has gone daft though. She has pens, badges, wrist bands, stickers on her car, a shopping trolley (don't ask) and god knows what else I haven't discovered yet. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-04, 22:34:06

Bummer...would have loved to get some of the local versions of stuff. If you're up to it, could post a pic or two.

Ah you've misunderstood me. It's not local versions of the merchandise, everywhere is using the same stuff. What I meant is that it's only for distribution locally, unless there is a desperate call for some of it from another town. All I have is a badge and one of these....
(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F0tE7zBQ.jpg&hash=747b3108a23244e9c3266969ae5ca5ac" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://i.imgur.com/0tE7zBQ.jpg)
There's a lot of them flying around the town. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
My wife has gone daft though. She has pens, badges, wrist bands, stickers on her car, a shopping trolley (don't ask) and god knows what else I haven't discovered yet. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

And isn't Mrs. Luxor English originally? Well, they say that converts are often the greatest zealots... :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-05, 12:00:19
And isn't Mrs. Luxor English originally?

Yes indeedy, English born and bred. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
A fact I make well known whenever I see accusations that we only want independence because we hate the English. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
Well, they say that converts are often the greatest zealots...


There may be some truth in that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-09-07, 04:02:53
I think there is a sale going on in the hospital that is attracting the crazies.   :o. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-09-07, 10:11:19
What do they do? :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-07, 11:52:39
I think there is a sale going on in the hospital that is attracting the crazies.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) Guess it's a hazard of your job, you're bound to get more than your fair share of them. Life would be boring if you got normal people all the time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-09, 16:57:32

I think there is a sale going on in the hospital that is attracting the crazies.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif) Guess it's a hazard of your job, you're bound to get more than your fair share of them. Life would be boring if you got normal people all the time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

Well gee, just kinda left us hanging there, didn't she? Disappointing...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-09, 17:12:09
Well gee, just kinda left us hanging there, didn't she? Disappointing..

She's a hard working mum, it's quite possible that she maybe has other more important things to attend to. I would imagine sleep is pretty high on the list of things to do, before she posts in here. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


That's a long sleep though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-10, 21:11:45

Well gee, just kinda left us hanging there, didn't she? Disappointing..

She's a hard working mum, it's quite possible that she maybe has other more important things to attend to. I would imagine sleep is pretty high on the list of things to do, before she posts in here. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


That's a long sleep though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

True enough...though I think we may have crossed over from sleeping to hibernating... :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-11, 13:52:14
You wouldn't believe the amount of scares and threats we are getting here from the English owned press, the BBC and Westminster MP's.
No surprise though as we knew it would happen. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
I think tomorrow we will be getting warned about plagues of locusts and fire falling from the sky. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-09-11, 15:08:35
fire falling from the sky. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)

I did hear there's a volcano in Iceland about to erupt... ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-09-11, 16:59:12


Well gee, just kinda left us hanging there, didn't she? Disappointing..

She's a hard working mum, it's quite possible that she maybe has other more important things to attend to. I would imagine sleep is pretty high on the list of things to do, before she posts in here. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


That's a long sleep though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

True enough...though I think we may have crossed over from sleeping to hibernating... :lol:

I have become a bear. lol  :P Yes, I have been a little busy lately with work, kids and school. I've had some computer issues but that's all better now. Back to that night: We had a drunk lady that was brought in by the police, after she was caught fighting some other chick. Long story short, she was nuts. They make some nights entertaining.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-11, 17:15:28
I did hear there's a volcano in Iceland about to erupt...

Iceland can't control their volcanoes, because they are an independent country. (an MP will probably say sometime in the next couple of days). (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/bangin.gif)


I have become a bear.

What kind of bear? I think we have a right to know. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-09-11, 17:53:52

I have become a bear.

What kind of bear? I think we have a right to know. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

A Mandibear. Somewhere between a Kodak and Koala. Where Kodak is a unique subspecies of the Grizzly, I am a unique subspecies of Kodak. Now, you may not have heard of them before but that's simply because they are so rare. A lot smaller than the Kodak but a bit bigger than the Koala. They are great cuddlers but will burn you up if too close during the hibernation period. They make great pets. haha There is something wrong with me. :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-11, 18:21:53
A Mandibear. Somewhere between a Kodak and Koala. Where Kodak is a unique subspecies of the Grizzly, I am a unique subspecies of Kodak. Now, you may not have heard of them before but that's simply because they are so rare. A lot smaller than the Kodak but a bit bigger than the Koala. They are great cuddlers but will burn you up if too close during the hibernation period.

That is a satisfactory and quite comprehensive answer, Wouldn't have expected less from you of course. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/AOK.gif)

They make great pets.

Do they get on well with cats? and if so, where can I buy one? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

haha There is something wrong with me.

I'm saying nothing.... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-09-11, 20:05:01

A Mandibear. Somewhere between a Kodak and Koala. Where Kodak is a unique subspecies of the Grizzly, I am a unique subspecies of Kodak. Now, you may not have heard of them before but that's simply because they are so rare. A lot smaller than the Kodak but a bit bigger than the Koala. They are great cuddlers but will burn you up if too close during the hibernation period.

That is a satisfactory and quite comprehensive answer, Wouldn't have expected less from you of course. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/AOK.gif)

Of course not.  :D

They make great pets.

Do they get on well with cats? and if so, where can I buy one? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

Eh, sometimes? Really as long as the cat doesn't use it's claws. They really do love kitty massages.  ;)

haha There is something wrong with me.

I'm saying nothing.... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
  I don't blame ya for that, sir. And what started this? Oh, right! I was speaking of a crazy lady I took care of. Seems she was in the same league as me, only, I'm a friendly nutjob.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-12, 11:53:19


They make great pets.

Do they get on well with cats? and if so, where can I buy one? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)

Eh, sometimes? Really as long as the cat doesn't use it's claws. They really do love kitty massages.  ;) 
Oh well, that's that idea scuppered, my kitty loves to use his claws. I could show you the scars but they're too horrific, even for a nurse. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)


haha There is something wrong with me.

I'm saying nothing.... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Whistle.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
  I don't blame ya for that, sir. And what started this? Oh, right! I was speaking of a crazy lady I took care of. Seems she was in the same league as me, only, I'm a friendly nutjob.  :P

Nothing wrong with nutjobs, most of my friends are one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-09-12, 19:34:05
Can I be your friend?  :jester:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-12, 19:59:07
Can I be your friend?

Sure why not. Just send me a current CV with the correct qualifications.  :P 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-12, 20:40:23

Can I be your friend?

Sure why not. Just send me a current CV with the correct qualifications.  :P

Careful tt92; people tend to judge a person by the company he keeps. Are you sure "Luxor" is the message you want to send?  :jester:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-09-12, 21:04:09

Nothing wrong with nutjobs, most of my friends are one. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)


We can be quite fun!  :devil:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-13, 12:00:53
Careful tt92; people tend to judge a person by the company he keeps. Are you sure "Luxor" is the message you want to send?

Why wouldn't he? Think of the prestige and that warm fuzzy glow you get inside, while being my friend.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ToungueSmile.gif)

We can be quite fun!

Yep! That sums up the ones I know. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-15, 12:34:49
 Shocking news, Bailey is not impressed.
Independent Scotland to blame cats (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/independent-scotland-to-blame-cats-2013020658754) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-16, 15:45:17

Shocking news, Bailey is not impressed.
Independent Scotland to blame cats (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/politics/independent-scotland-to-blame-cats-2013020658754) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif)(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)

Much as I dislike the notion, the article does make some valid supporting points. So, if I ever come to visit, the kitties stay at home!
Only 2 more days until the vote. Are the local networks running marathon showings of Braveheart to fire everyone up?  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-16, 17:05:01
Are the local networks running marathon showings of Braveheart to fire everyone up?

Not that I know of, not that I've been looking. Besides anyone that likes that rubbish probably has it on DVD already.  :P
All that seems to be on the TV is, the news (all about the referendum), extended news programs (all about the referendum). TV debates (all about the referendum), light hearted comedy (all about the referendum). (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Mix and repeat until the viewer is going crazy.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tease2.gif) Can't even escape it on the radio as it's all over that too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-17, 16:05:05

Are the local networks running marathon showings of Braveheart to fire everyone up?

Not that I know of, not that I've been looking. Besides anyone that likes that rubbish probably has it on DVD already.  :P
All that seems to be on the TV is, the news (all about the referendum), extended news programs (all about the referendum). TV debates (all about the referendum), light hearted comedy (all about the referendum). (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Mix and repeat until the viewer is going crazy.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/tease2.gif) Can't even escape it on the radio as it's all over that too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)

Must be an American company handling the advertising. We're big on saturation over here...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-17, 17:02:36
Must be an American company handling the advertising. We're big on saturation over here...

Well someone is to blame for the TV saturation, so we might as well blame you Americans for it. Or the cats. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-17, 23:22:31

Must be an American company handling the advertising. We're big on saturation over here...

Well someone is to blame for the TV saturation, so we might as well blame you Americans for it. Or the cats. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)

I think cats engage in an entirely different sort of saturation. Especially if you fall into disfavor with them. Just ask my brother...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-18, 11:42:07
I think cats engage in an entirely different sort of saturation. Especially if you fall into disfavor with them. Just ask my brother...

I am almost frightened to ask (as I can probably guess), but I'm going to ask anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) What happened?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-18, 12:40:39

I think cats engage in an entirely different sort of saturation. Especially if you fall into disfavor with them. Just ask my brother...

I am almost frightened to ask (as I can probably guess), but I'm going to ask anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) What happened?

Well, my brother's wife's cat never seemed to get along with bro, and made this known by frequently treating my brother's closet as an alternative litter box.

So, today's the big day there in Scotland. As they say here in the states, vote early, vote often...hehehe...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-18, 12:50:53
Well, my brother's wife's cat never seemed to get along with bro, and made this known by frequently treating my brother's closet as an alternative litter box.

Did you tell him that cats have impeccable taste.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)

So, today's the big day there in Scotland. As they say here in the states, vote early, vote often...hehehe..

Funny, that's what they say here too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-18, 18:24:02

Well, my brother's wife's cat never seemed to get along with bro, and made this known by frequently treating my brother's closet as an alternative litter box.

Did you tell him that cats have impeccable taste.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)

It was tempting, but remember, bro was a Navy sniper. I suspect the cat found out the hard way just what that can mean when it comes to being too much of an annoyance... :rolleyes:


So, today's the big day there in Scotland. As they say here in the states, vote early, vote often...hehehe..

Funny, that's what they say here too. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)

Just so long as everyone votes...
(https://dl.dropbox.com/s/xe6bxqos68cay4k/nessie%20vote.jpg?dl=0)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-18, 18:52:07
Just so long as everyone votes...

If I had a penny for every time I've seen that cartoon today, I'd be rich. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
That'll teach me to keep twitter open in a separate tab. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-19, 20:26:16

Just so long as everyone votes...

If I had a penny for every time I've seen that cartoon today, I'd be rich. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
That'll teach me to keep twitter open in a separate tab. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Yeah...after I posted it occurred to me that that might be the case.
Sorry things didn't turn out the way you hoped, but with any luck this was a wake up call for the English government...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-20, 11:15:54
Sorry things didn't turn out the way you hoped,

I was gutted yesterday morning when the result came in. I don't think I've ever been so ashamed to be Scottish. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif) But 45% of the vote was better than a lot of folk expected, so some success I guess.
Reading the statistics of the vote, it appears to be the pensioners who swung the vote. Can't blame them as it was them that were targeted by Westminster, with threats to their pensions. Though pensions were safe, they are the people who most likely get their information from the press and the TV and believe what they tell them. It's fair to say the press and the BBC are guilty of spreading the fear and the lies.
The fight goes on... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-20, 16:06:30

Sorry things didn't turn out the way you hoped,

I was gutted yesterday morning when the result came in. I don't think I've ever been so ashamed to be Scottish. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/SadFace.gif) But 45% of the vote was better than a lot of folk expected, so some success I guess.
Reading the statistics of the vote, it appears to be the pensioners who swung the vote. Can't blame them as it was them that were targeted by Westminster, with threats to their pensions. Though pensions were safe, they are the people who most likely get their information from the press and the TV and believe what they tell them. It's fair to say the press and the BBC are guilty of spreading the fear and the lies.
The fight goes on... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)

Wow...so you have Fox "News" over there too, huh? Bummer...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-20, 16:24:22
Wow...so you have Fox "News" over there too, huh? Bummer..

The media here can at times, make Fox News seem balanced and fair. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-09-22, 17:57:11

Wow...so you have Fox "News" over there too, huh? Bummer..

The media here can at times, make Fox News seem balanced and fair. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

I truly believe that the 24 hour news cycle has destroyed the last vestiges of decent journalism. It's all about generating revenue now...:(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-22, 18:20:20
I truly believe that the 24 hour news cycle has destroyed the last vestiges of decent journalism. It's all about generating revenue now...

There's definitely some truth in that, 24 hour news has seriously dumbed down the news. Think I preferred it when we had 2 main new bulletins a day, mind you that was back in the black and white TV days. So some progress was inevitable I suppose.  ;D 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-09-23, 08:57:25
There's definitely some truth in that, 24 hour news has seriously dumbed down the news. Think I preferred it when we had 2 main new bulletins a day, mind you that was back in the black and white TV days.

Aren't they mostly just repeating the same stuff every hour though? Filled up with some talking heads? (Just like on the radio, except there they don't call it all "news".) I don't think in the end there's really anything more than the morning, afternoon, and evening news. Well, except on the Internet where stuff just trickles in more organically without being as streamlined.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-23, 11:11:09
Aren't they mostly just repeating the same stuff every hour though?

Repeating it every hour would be a blessing. I swear they are repeating the same stuff every 15 minutes, that's certainly what it feels like anyway. Oh! except when there's some big sports event, they throw that in for ten minutes or so here and there, just to break things up a bit.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-09-23, 17:38:34
Well, I guess I don't really watch those 24-hour news channels. That's just the impression I got. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-09-23, 18:59:34
Well, I guess I don't really watch those 24-hour news channels.

You're not missing much.  ;D 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-07, 12:16:49
Why do companies that trade online, never reply to emails? Is this a UK thing or does it go on everywhere. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Puzzled.gif)
It's damned annoying. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/angrysmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-10-07, 18:29:50
Not something I have come across. Successful companies seem to make a real effort to communicate.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-07, 18:52:57
Not something I have come across.

Probably typical British customer services then. They did finally reply 4 days after my inquiry, sorry for the delay but they get many emails. Well duh!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)
Successful companies seem to make a real effort to communicate.

Thankfully that is my normal experience, oddly enough they are mostly not UK based.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-10-10, 16:30:05
Quote from: Luxor
Probably typical British customer services then.

I'm guessing a typical British customer is that if you're not a 'VIP' they just put you on their 'email reply list'. :whistle:

I felt like throwing up all morning and decided to call in sick. I could've gone to work,  but I'm sticking with one of my co-workers quote 'If you feel sick don't come to work and kill yourself.'
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-10, 17:05:13
I'm guessing a typical British customer is that if you're not a 'VIP' they just put you on their 'email reply list'.

It does feel that way some of the time. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

I felt like throwing up all morning and decided to call in sick.

I did wonder why I could see you posting at this time of day. Thought maybe I had dozed off and lost a few hours. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
I could've gone to work,  but I'm sticking with one of my co-workers quote 'If you feel sick don't come to work and kill yourself.'

Sensible advice. Besides, you don't want to pass it on to your workmates as they wouldn't thank you for it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-11, 15:45:05

I could've gone to work,  but I'm sticking with one of my co-workers quote 'If you feel sick don't come to work and kill yourself.'

Sensible advice. Besides, you don't want to pass it on to your workmates as they wouldn't thank you for it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadsmile.gif)

I wish more of the people I work with would adopt that attitude. We all work in one large, closed room, so basically it's a big petri dish! So it's lots of fun when someone who is sick comes in, starts coughing and filling that confined space with their germs. Worse still, the workstations are shared, so even staff who are not in the office at the same time as the sick person can get a dose from whoever was at a given workstation...

And for you fans of irony; I work for a health insurance company! And they won't even pay for sanitizing wipes to clean the workstations...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-10-11, 17:30:16
Quote from: expatri
So it's lots of fun when someone who is sick comes in, starts coughing and filling that confined space with their germs.

One of my co-workers came to work one day coughing and blowing his nose every few minutes. The next day he was still coughing and blowing his nose. Two days later a couple other workers became sick...go figure.  :whistle:

Well, I showed up at work today.  About an hour later I almost collapse and my Mgr sent me home.  I'm actually happy I got the day off work :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-11, 17:40:08
And for you fans of irony; I work for a health insurance company! And they won't even pay for sanitizing wipes to clean the workstations...

Sanitizing wipes cost money. You can't be eating into their profits, don't ya know.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Well, I showed up at work today.  About an hour later I almost collapse and my Mgr sent me home.

Blimey! Hope you are OK Syav. At least your manager had the sense to send you home.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-10-11, 18:32:58
Quote from: Luxor
Blimey! Hope you are OK Syav. At least your manager had the sense to send you home.

I actually felt better after she sent me home. Yah,  she could've told me to sit down but need me to work my entire shift afterwards :whistle:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-11, 19:25:02
I actually felt better after she sent me home

Good to hear. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood2.gif)
Yah,  she could've told me to sit down but need me to work my entire shift afterwards


She probably didn't want you dying at work. There's too much paperwork involved if that happens. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-10-12, 01:03:08
'Tis the season to eat children and their candy. Hahahahaha haha ha ha.  :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-12, 11:11:43
Tasty!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yummy.gif)
The candy anyway. I'm not too sure about eating the children though.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-10-12, 13:48:18

Tasty!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yummy.gif)
The candy anyway. I'm not too sure about eating the children though.


I'll let ya know.   :P I'm just playing, incase anyone is to take me seriously.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-12, 13:58:02
I'll let ya know.

I suspect you will find them a bit chewy. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

I'm just playing, incase anyone is to take me seriously.

You're in the wrong place to be taken seriously.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-10-12, 15:29:12
 :D
Oddly enough,  I've spent the morning going thru everything and have found quite a few kid's teeth in the top draw of my dresser.   :yikes: I think that tooth fairy is trying to sabotage me.   :sst:
I also found my youngest child's ID bracelet from when he was born.    :love:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-12, 16:55:20
I've spent the morning going thru everything and have found quite a few kid's teeth in the top draw of my dresser.

I keep mine in a glass.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-10-12, 17:16:55

I keep mine in a glass.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)


:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-12, 18:47:47


Tasty!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yummy.gif)
The candy anyway. I'm not too sure about eating the children though.


I'll let ya know.   :P I'm just playing, incase anyone is to take me seriously.

The secret is in the right marinade...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-10-13, 10:38:28



Tasty!  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/yummy.gif)
The candy anyway. I'm not too sure about eating the children though.


I'll let ya know.   :P I'm just playing, incase anyone is to take me seriously.

The secret is in the right marinade...;)


Mmmm.....marinade.  Any suggestions?  :chef:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-13, 11:21:27
Any suggestions?

No strong flavours, you don't need that with young meat. Some lemon juice, olive oil and garlic is probably sufficient.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/chef3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-13, 15:21:31

Any suggestions?

No strong flavours, you don't need that with young meat. Some lemon juice, olive oil and garlic is probably sufficient.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/chef3.gif)

And a little white wine...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-13, 16:42:48
And a little white wine...

For the chef of course. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-10-13, 18:01:47

I've spent the morning going thru everything and have found quite a few kid's teeth in the top draw of my dresser.

I keep mine in a glass.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

Damn you people, get a special little box! :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-13, 21:51:41

And a little white wine...

For the chef of course. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Grinning.gif)

No...the chef usually gets whisky...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-14, 13:10:19
Damn you people, get a special little box!

:))  Any special kind of box?
No...the chef usually gets whisky..


Do any meals ever get finished if you start on the whisky? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-15, 22:35:01

No...the chef usually gets whisky..


Do any meals ever get finished if you start on the whisky? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Cheers2.gif)


Meals? What meals? Wait, what the hell am I doing in the kitchen? And who made this mess!?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-16, 11:32:21
Meals? What meals? Wait, what the hell am I doing in the kitchen? And who made this mess!?

:))  I'm not sure who you could blame for the mess in your kitchen, the cats maybe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Personally I always blame my wife for any mess in ours. Though that can prove dangerous, it must be said.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-16, 11:57:07

Quote from: Luxor
Used to have a 6ft one, but not any more unfortunately.

What happened to it?

The fish tank became too much for me, when it came time to clean it out. It was nice and relaxing sitting watching the fishes swimming about all day long. Carrying gallons of water back and forward was not so relaxing though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
It was taking me a few days to recover from the effort of it. My health comes first I'm afraid, so it had to go. I didn't really have a choice in the matter, as both my wife and my Dr were nagging me about it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbdown3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-10-16, 22:49:53

Meals? What meals? Wait, what the hell am I doing in the kitchen? And who made this mess!?

:))  I'm not sure who you could blame for the mess in your kitchen, the cats maybe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Personally I always blame my wife for any mess in ours. Though that can prove dangerous, it must be said.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)


My my...you do like to live dangerously, don't you? ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-10-17, 03:37:54


Quote from: Luxor
Used to have a 6ft one, but not any more unfortunately.

What happened to it?

The fish tank became too much for me, when it came time to clean it out. It was nice and relaxing sitting watching the fishes swimming about all day long. Carrying gallons of water back and forward was not so relaxing though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
It was taking me a few days to recover from the effort of it. My health comes first I'm afraid, so it had to go. I didn't really have a choice in the matter, as both my wife and my Dr were nagging me about it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/thumbdown3.gif)

Yah that's unfortunate. Hmm,  you could always try a small fish bowl instead.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-17, 11:05:14
My my...you do like to live dangerously, don't you?

Yep! It's a life of thrills and spills for me these days. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing.gif)

Hmm,  you could always try a small fish bowl instead.

No I couldn't do that, I don't think that fish bowls are the place for fish. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif) Can't be much fun for them just going round and round in a little bowl for the rest of their days. I would feel pretty bad about that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-10-18, 04:07:44
Quote from: Luxor
No I couldn't do that, I don't think that fish bowls are the place for fish.  Can't be much fun for them just going round and round in a little bowl for the rest of their days. I would feel pretty bad about that.

That's a good ethical reason for not having a fish bowl, Luxor :up:  It's like having a bird in a small cage, and the bird can only sit or crawl around the cage :eyes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-10-18, 11:21:08
That's a good ethical reason for not having a fish bowl, Luxor

I like to think so. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
It's like having a bird in a small cage, and the bird can only sit or crawl around the cage


Yes, that's just as bad. If folk wish to keep a bird it should have a big cage. Or better still, be kept in an aviary.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-11-01, 03:47:28
Happy Halloween! To anyone who celebrates.

(https://thedndsanctuary.eu/imagecache.php?image=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.coolholidaygraphics.com%2Fhalloween%2Fanimations%2Fanimatedgif.gif&hash=290922e4e7b8ccef3957b75cabcbb973" rel="cached" data-warn="External image, click here to view original" data-url="http://www.coolholidaygraphics.com/halloween/animations/animatedgif.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-01, 13:04:36
Happy Halloween to you Syav.

It's not really a big thing here to be honest, though the supermarkets are trying hard to make it so.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-11-03, 18:15:57
Well, Halloween's over.

Everyone have their Christmas decorations up yet?  :irked:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-03, 18:47:36
Everyone have their Christmas decorations up yet?

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif) Bah Humbug! is the correct response to that question I do believe. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
You do realise that just for mentioning the "C" word so early. I (or anyone else for that matter), can now quite legitimately and without fear of reprisal, hunt you down and kill you. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-11-04, 04:48:10
The only thing I look forward to is Christmas sale :whistle:  Ah yes...I haven't bought any new shoes since last Christmas :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-04, 12:57:16
The only thing I look forward to is Christmas sale  :whistle:

On-line or in store? I like a bargain, but I can't be bothered going round the shops during sale time. It's absolute mayhem. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Sitting here clicking a button for bargains on-line, is a much better way to do it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Ah yes...I haven't bought any new shoes since last Christmas  ;D

That's what I could do with. Not bought a new pair of shoes for a long time.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-11-05, 12:46:30

The only thing I look forward to is Christmas sale  :whistle:

On-line or in store? I like a bargain, but I can't be bothered going round the shops during sale time. It's absolute mayhem. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Sitting here clicking a button for bargains on-line, is a much better way to do it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Online is the only way to go, especially for holiday shopping. People are absolutely nuts around the holidays.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-05, 13:33:02
People are absolutely nuts around the holidays.

Some of them are nuts all of the time, never mind round the holidays. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-11-05, 23:18:09

People are absolutely nuts around the holidays.

Some of them are nuts all of the time, never mind round the holidays. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)

True. But we're all familiar with you, Luxor, so it's not so bad... :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-11-06, 00:27:31

On-line or in store? I like a bargain, but I can't be bothered going round the shops during sale time. It's absolute mayhem. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/frantic.gif)
Sitting here clicking a button for bargains on-line, is a much better way to do it. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)

Not to mention, you don't have to do any of the heavy lifting. Someone else gets to do that for you.  :P That is if you buy any big products, of course.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-06, 14:07:33
True. But we're all familiar with you, Luxor, so it's not so bad...  :))

I'm not nuts, I'm on medication.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Crazy2.gif)

Not to mention, you don't have to do any of the heavy lifting. Someone else gets to do that for you.   :P

Yep! That's definite plus. Mind you, a couple of deliveries have left me doubting if they were actually qualified to do that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

That is if you buy any big products, of course.

Oh! it has been known... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-11-09, 22:43:59

Yep! That's definite plus. Mind you, a couple of deliveries have left me doubting if they were actually qualified to do that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/FacePalm2.gif)

I have had a few myself. Where do they get these people?  :P

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-10, 13:51:12
I have had a few myself. Where do they get these people?

I'm not very sure, but it must be a busy place. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)

@ Syav

Just tried my honey flavoured tobacco and it's a bit disappointing.
It has a nice aroma, but that's about all I can say about it. Don't think I will be making it a regular purchase. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/shakeheadno.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-11-10, 17:27:38

True. But we're all familiar with you, Luxor, so it's not so bad...  :))

I'm not nuts, I'm on medication.  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Crazy2.gif)

On medication? For being nuts, perhaps...;)


@ Syav

Just tried my honey flavoured tobacco and it's a bit disappointing.
It has a nice aroma, but that's about all I can say about it. Don't think I will be making it a regular purchase.

Honey flavored tobacco? I have to wonder what burning honey would taste and smell like...

Well, as an early Christmas present to myself, I bought a 40" Roku TV for my office. When I had first checked several weeks back, Amazon showed that delivery would take one to two months. When I checked back more recently, they couldn't give a delivery date as they were out of stock.

Got the notice yesterday that it will be arriving on Wednesday (coincidentally my birthday), so I guess it's my birthday present to myself!  :hat: Thought it was very nice and uncharacteristic of me to do that. I usually just ignore myself on my birthday... :whistle:

Now I need to figure out what I want for Christmas. What a pain, as I can be very difficult to shop for... :irked:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-10, 19:13:33
On medication? For being nuts, perhaps..

Not saying... (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lipsrsealed.gif)

Honey flavored tobacco? I have to wonder what burning honey would taste and smell like...

Surprisingly enough it's actually quite pleasant. It seems to intensify the sweet smell of it somehow. Pity that doesn't come across in the flavour though.


Well, as an early Christmas present to myself, I bought a 40" Roku TV for my office. When I had first checked several weeks back, Amazon showed that delivery would take one to two months. When I checked back more recently, they couldn't give a delivery date as they were out of stock.

Got the notice yesterday that it will be arriving on Wednesday (coincidentally my birthday), so I guess it's my birthday present to myself!   :hat:  Thought it was very nice and uncharacteristic of me to do that. I usually just ignore myself on my birthday...  :whistle:

21 again? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/birthday.gif)
Nothing wrong with treating yourself, at least it's a birthday present that you want. So much better than socks. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Now I need to figure out what I want for Christmas. What a pain, as I can be very difficult to shop for...  :irked:

Try buying something for my wife, then you can complain. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-11-11, 06:19:45
Quote from: Luxor

@ Syav

Just tried my honey flavoured tobacco and it's a bit disappointing.
It has a nice aroma, but that's about all I can say about it. Don't think I will be making it a regular purchase.

I've tried honey flavored e-juice but didn't quite like it either. It gives a mild sweet tone but doesn't have the 'kick' to it.  Vanilla mixed with caramel, or a little bit of lemon flavor is my best choice.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-11, 13:19:08
Vanilla mixed with caramel, or a little bit of lemon flavor is my best choice.

I've had vanilla and caramel pipe tobacco,  Nice for a change now and again, but too sickly sweet to make it a regular purchase.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-11-11, 19:15:03
My grandfather smoked "Baby's Bottom" tobacco.
I never asked him which part of the baby's bottom it was based on.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-11, 19:53:18
I never asked him which part of the baby's bottom it was based on.

Probably better to not know.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-11-11, 22:01:50

Well, as an early Christmas present to myself, I bought a 40" Roku TV for my office. When I had first checked several weeks back, Amazon showed that delivery would take one to two months. When I checked back more recently, they couldn't give a delivery date as they were out of stock.

Got the notice yesterday that it will be arriving on Wednesday (coincidentally my birthday), so I guess it's my birthday present to myself!   :hat:  Thought it was very nice and uncharacteristic of me to do that. I usually just ignore myself on my birthday...  :whistle:

21 again? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/birthday.gif)

That guess is not even half-way there...

Now I need to figure out what I want for Christmas. What a pain, as I can be very difficult to shop for...  :irked:

Try buying something for my wife, then you can complain. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

I don't think it would be appropriate for me to buy gifts for your wife...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-12, 13:44:03


Now I need to figure out what I want for Christmas. What a pain, as I can be very difficult to shop for...  :irked:

Try buying something for my wife, then you can complain. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)

I don't think it would be appropriate for me to buy gifts for your wife... ;)


Depends on the gift. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/lol3.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-11-17, 01:52:31
I don't know if anyone noticed but DND gave a "bandwith limit exceeded" for over 24 hrs yesterday, so I couldn't get to the forum :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-11-17, 13:14:14
I don't know if anyone noticed

We noticed, it appears we were under attack. See Frenzies post here (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=548.msg29873#msg29873) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif) for an explanation.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-11-18, 01:54:17

I don't know if anyone noticed

We noticed, it appears we were under attack. See Frenzies post here (https://thedndsanctuary.eu/index.php?topic=548.msg29873#msg29873) (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Link.gif) for an explanation.

Ah ok. I haven't been to other sections of the forum for a long time :D
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-12-01, 17:20:05
Ah...the crazed consumerism season is in full swing here in the US. And the UK seems to be catching a bit of the bug as well. Yet another American export; you're welcome.

Now then, what shall I get for myself this year (since the Christmas gift I'd planned on turned out to be my birthday present to myself)? Thinking game console...PS4, to be precise...:)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-01, 18:43:23
Ah...the crazed consumerism season is in full swing here in the US. And the UK seems to be catching a bit of the bug as well. Yet another American export; you're welcome.

Yeah thanks for that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
Saw all those bampots in the stores over here fighting over a cheap brand TV and shook my head in disbelief. They must have been so proud when they saw themselves on the news channel later at night. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)
Now then, what shall I get for myself this year (since the Christmas gift I'd planned on turned out to be my birthday present to myself)? Thinking game console...PS4, to be precise...

Save your money and get a Nintendo WiiU. That and Mario Kart 8 and you wouldn't ever need to buy any other game. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/videogamer.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-01, 18:47:14
This video represents all I know about Mario Kart 8:

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-05, 23:45:55
 

This video represents all I know about Mario Kart 8:




:lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-06, 13:02:16
Yay! Mandi lives. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Are you still studying hard?  
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-06, 14:05:46

Yay! Mandi lives. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin.gif)
Are you still studying hard?


But of course I'm alive and well. Ok, "well" could be debatable.   :P
And yes sir. I complete my first semester next Friday and will have roughly 4 weeks off.  :D
How's life over yonder?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-06, 14:30:32
But of course I'm alive and well. Ok, "well" could be debatable.   :P

Good to know. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigSmile.gif)
And yes sir. I complete my first semester next Friday and will have roughly 4 weeks off.   ;D

Bet you will be glad of the break, (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) bet those 4 weeks fly past as well. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
How's life over yonder?

Mustn't grumble, keeping myself out of trouble anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
A very good fiend has just been diagnosed with cancer for the second time, but she has been told it's incurable this time. So not my usual happy self, if you know what I mean. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/sadsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-06, 21:41:18

Bet you will be glad of the break, (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif) bet those 4 weeks fly past as well. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/EvilGrin.gif)
How's life over yonder?

Mustn't grumble, keeping myself out of trouble anyway. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
A very good fiend has just been diagnosed with cancer for the second time, but she has been told it's incurable this time. So not my usual happy self, if you know what I mean. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/sadsmiley.gif)


I will be very happy and it probably will. I can understand why you wouldn't be. I hope you get time to spend as much time with her. Sounds like it may have metastasized. I'm sorry.  :(
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-12-06, 21:50:38

Ah...the crazed consumerism season is in full swing here in the US. And the UK seems to be catching a bit of the bug as well. Yet another American export; you're welcome.

Yeah thanks for that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rolleyes.gif)
Saw all those bampots in the stores over here fighting over a cheap brand TV and shook my head in disbelief. They must have been so proud when they saw themselves on the news channel later at night. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ShockedFaint.gif)

If folks there can still experience embarrassment and a bit of shame when they behave badly, then you're staying ahead of us over here...  :awww:


Now then, what shall I get for myself this year (since the Christmas gift I'd planned on turned out to be my birthday present to myself)? Thinking game console...PS4, to be precise...

Save your money and get a Nintendo WiiU. That and Mario Kart 8 and you wouldn't ever need to buy any other game. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/videogamer.gif)

I'll stick with my old Wii, thanks very much. Never really got into Mario Cart, though a friend of mine is a big fan and will probably get the U. He's played them all so he's not likely to miss out on the latest.
Did go ahead and order the PS4 Grand Theft Auto 5 bundle, though. Think I'll spend the day in true gamer fashion; playing on my PS2 and having pizza delivered. Life is good... :up:

Sorry to hear about your friend's cancer diagnosis. Another sucky thing about getting older; friends start dropping with increasing frequency...:(
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-07, 13:17:33
Sounds like it may have metastasized. I'm sorry.   :(

Yes, that's exactly what it has done.
I'll stick with my old Wii, thanks very much. Never really got into Mario Cart, though a friend of mine is a big fan and will probably get the U. He's played them all so he's not likely to miss out on the latest.

Ah well, if your old Wii ever dies on you the WiiU is backwards compatible. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
If your friend has played them all up to now, it would be a shame if he didn't get the new one, as it's the best yet.

Sorry to hear about your friend's cancer diagnosis. Another sucky thing about getting older; friends start dropping with increasing frequency... :(

Yes the curse of getting older, your friends get fewer. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
This lovely lass is only 41 years old though, so not old by any means. She's going to leave behind a 12 year old daughter too. How the heck she will have that conversation with her daughter is beyond me.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-12-08, 03:34:06
Quote from: Luxor
She's going to leave behind a 12 year old daughter too. How the heck she will have that conversation with her daughter is beyond me.

I shared this to a friend of mine and tears started running down her eyes. She had a somewhat similar experience. After she gave birth to her daughter, her cousin also gave birth to a daughter the very next day. They were both in the same hospital. Yup, they shared a moment of joy together at the hospital. 9 year later her cousin died from cancer. Her daughter was 9 yrs old at the time. Damn it, that just put tears in my eyes.

After I read your post, my mind went blank and I didn't know what to say. The best thing I could do is pray for these children well-being.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-08, 10:18:12
Ah well, if your old Wii ever dies on you the WiiU is backwards compatible. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
If your friend has played them all up to now, it would be a shame if he didn't get the new one, as it's the best yet.

Keep in mind that you may not be able to circumvent region lock on the Wii U.
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Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-08, 12:47:10

Yes the curse of getting older, your friends get fewer. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
This lovely lass is only 41 years old though, so not old by any means. She's going to leave behind a 12 year old daughter too. How the heck she will have that conversation with her daughter is beyond me.

Wow! So young. As I sit hear, I'm pondering what I would say to mine if I were in her shoes. It has brought tears to my eyes as well. I hope her 12 year old ends up ok.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-08, 19:06:12
I shared this to a friend of mine and tears started running down her eyes. She had a somewhat similar experience. After she gave birth to her daughter, her cousin also gave birth to a daughter the very next day. They were both in the same hospital. Yup, they shared a moment of joy together at the hospital. 9 year later her cousin died from cancer. Her daughter was 9 yrs old at the time. Damn it, that just put tears in my eyes.

No wonder it brought a tear to your eye. You wouldn't be human if it didn't.
Wow! So young. As I sit hear, I'm pondering what I would say to mine if I were in her shoes.

Difficult isn't it? Thankfully it's something that most people will never have to think of.
I hope her 12 year old ends up ok.

I hope so too. Her dad will be there for her of course and he's a good man, who I know will do his best for her.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-12-09, 04:22:13
Quote from: Luxor
Her dad will be there for her of course and he's a good man, who I know will do his best for her.

That's good to know.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-09, 13:18:45

Ah well, if your old Wii ever dies on you the WiiU is backwards compatible. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
If your friend has played them all up to now, it would be a shame if he didn't get the new one, as it's the best yet.

Keep in mind that you may not be able to circumvent region lock on the Wii U.

That's the one thing I dislike about Nintendo, their region locking. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Shrugs.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-12-12, 09:04:03
I sense a disturbance in The Force.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-12, 18:42:29
Which force? The police force, life force, task force or work force? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/worriedsmiley.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-12-13, 04:55:41

I sense a disturbance in The Force.

Quote from: Luxor
Which force? The police force, life force, task force or work force?


' At the end of the year the curtain that seals our world from the underworld may be open for a mere few seconds. A few of the gifted ones will be able to sense it as a disturbance in The Force. If it does happen, thousands of awaiting demons will pass through the curtain, creating havoc in the mundane world. Thor, with his father Odin, Ruler of Asgard, will have to unite with the Greek Gods and defeat these  countless numbers of malicious demons. After the battle is won, Poseidon will once again intervene and change the history of mankind, back to the moment before it all began, to ensure that the curtain shall never open, and no human will remember any of those events ever occured.' -Syav
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-13, 13:16:27
' At the end of the year the curtain that seals our world from the underworld may be open for a mere few seconds. A few of the gifted ones will be able to sense it as a disturbance in The Force. If it does happen, thousands of awaiting demons will pass through the curtain, creating havoc in the mundane world. Thor, with his father Odin, Ruler of Asgard, will have to unite with the Greek Gods and defeat these  countless numbers of malicious demons. After the battle is won, Poseidon will once again intervene and change the history of mankind, back to the moment before it all began, to ensure that the curtain shall never open, and no human will remember any of those events ever occured.' -Syav

Wait... what? (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/rubeyes.gif)That's made me none the wiser. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Puzzled.gif)
What the heck have you been smoking Syav (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/getting-stoned.gif) and more to the point, can I have some?  (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-12-14, 03:46:39
Quote from: Luxor
That's made me none the wiser.

  'There was a glorious moment when the Greek Gods united with the Rulers of Asgard and defeated the demons in the mundane world. The story was kept hidden in Athena's (Greek Goddess) sanctuary,  since Poseidon went back in time before the battle ever began,  changing the history of our(human) existence. But the secret was revealed to the very few, and eventually passed on to Luxor himself, making him wiser and more knowledgeable in the present world.'

Quote from: Luxor
What the heck have you been smoking Syav  and more to the point, can I have some?


Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: tt92 on 2014-12-14, 05:07:59
When I learn something of value, I pass it on.
Never try to outsmart a front-loading washing machine.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-14, 10:31:20
But top-loading ones, they can be outsmarted?  :yikes:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-14, 12:47:29
But the secret was revealed to the very few, and eventually passed on to Luxor himself, making him wiser and more knowledgeable in the present world.'

It didn't have it's desired effect  though. as Luxor is still confused. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/BigGrin2.gif)

But top-loading ones, they can be outsmarted?

Do they still make them? I haven't seen one of them anywhere since my mother had one in the early 70's.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-14, 20:58:28
But top-loading ones, they can be outsmarted?   :yikes:


Well, at least if you fail you don't get a floor full of water.

Despite the warning from the technician I still try to wash my entire bed set at the same time... with limited success. 
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-14, 22:53:28
Do they still make them? I haven't seen one of them anywhere since my mother had one in the early 70's.

We have one like this (http://www.lioncityco.com/product_info.php?products_id=42). Also in America most washing machines look like in Tom & Jerry cartoons, i.e. like this (http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/classifieds/index/all/6/classifieds/180/0/viewclassified/126757/large-american-washing-machine).

I like it much better than front-loading. Never eats socks or anything.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2014-12-15, 05:14:34
Also in America most washing machines look like in Tom & Jerry cartoons, i.e. like this (http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/classifieds/index/all/6/classifieds/180/0/viewclassified/126757/large-american-washing-machine).

Yup there are 4 washing machines in my building and all of them look exactly like that.
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Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-15, 13:31:30
We have one like this (http://www.lioncityco.com/product_info.php?products_id=42). Also in America most washing machines look like in Tom & Jerry cartoons, i.e. like this (http://languedoc.angloinfo.com/classifieds/index/all/6/classifieds/180/0/viewclassified/126757/large-american-washing-machine).

I can only guess that their demise over here has been due to most new houses being small and having fitted kitchens. Only a front loader is practical in that situation. A top loader would be better suited to a separate utility/wash room. Which very few houses here, have nowadays.
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Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-15, 17:53:24
A top loader would be better suited to a separate utility/wash room. Which very few houses here, have nowadays.


It's getting to be the norm here too. Actually the only reason I have one is because I wanted them to be able to stack at my last place. More often the laundry room is a closet off the kitchen in new constructions.
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Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-15, 19:57:35
I can only guess that their demise over here has been due to most new houses being small and having fitted kitchens. Only a front loader is practical in that situation. A top loader would be better suited to a separate utility/wash room. Which very few houses here, have nowadays.

A big advantage of front-loading is that you can put a washer and dryer on top of each other. But if you don't have a dryer (waste of electricity, no facilities for it, etc.) that doesn't really matter. A dehumidifier is much more energy-efficient when you need to keep the windows closed.

Anyway, a washer in the kitchen? That just sounds like a noise nightmare and besides that's where you might want a dishwasher. I'd hope it'd at least be in the bathroom or something. Also, whoever came up with the concept of windows without screens should be put on trial, as should whoever came up with those stupid completely useless freezers inside already small fridges. But at least we've finally got sensible insulation requirements now...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-15, 21:04:54
Anyway, a washer in the kitchen?

Fairly normal here. So much so that if you go to buy a new fitted kitchen, the washing machine is usually included as they are built into the cupboards.
That just sounds like a noise nightmare

It sure is, especially when your washing machine is a few years old.  I swear it can feel like an earth tremor sometimes.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-16, 02:57:28
Anyway, a washer in the kitchen? That just sounds like a noise nightmare and besides that's where you might want a dishwasher.


Which also makes noise and fits neatly under the cabinet. ;) Most examples I know use things like bathrooms, closets, garages and pantries as noise buffers between those machines... Though now I'm kinda stuck with the idea of stacking them. They've served me well these years so I've built a space for them to be stacked in the bathroom, presently. Ideally I think their own room off in a corner of a house would be best. :beer: (Here's to always getting what you want.)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-16, 18:28:45
Which also makes noise and fits neatly under the cabinet.  ;)

Sure, dishwashers make a little noise, but it's nothing compared to centrifuging or even regular washer operation. Assuming you don't have some energy-wasting loudness monster from the 1980s, anyway. (Not that you'd ever get anywhere near the noise of centrifuging.)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-19, 00:33:46
Some other factors from a contractor's point of view, cost being one. We put the laundry room adjacent to a bathroom and kitchen so the drain line makes a straight shot and you aren't running plumbing and dedicated electrical all around the house. Breaker box in the utility room and it gives you an out of the way place for GFI plugs and such.

Though as a side note, such a noise complaint to mama would probably get me handed a washing board.

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-24, 12:42:05
You all ready for Xmas?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Frenzie on 2014-12-24, 12:46:40
Some other factors from a contractor's point of view, cost being one. We put the laundry room adjacent to a bathroom and kitchen so the drain line makes a straight shot and you aren't running plumbing and dedicated electrical all around the house. Breaker box in the utility room and it gives you an out of the way place for GFI plugs and such.

Next to the kitchen and/or bathroom means there's at least one door in between, doesn't it? That's all I want. For this specific scenario I suppose the style of kitchen with a door is nicer so that with two doors you'd barely have any noise in the living room, but open kitchens are much friendlier and nicer all in all.

You all ready for Xmas?

Sure. :P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-24, 14:10:10

You all ready for Xmas?

Yep! Wrapped everything last night before work. Unfortunately,  the hospital doesn't shut down for the holidays so I won't arrive home until roughly 8 am tomorrow morning. Still debating whether I should stay up all day Xmas day.  ???
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-24, 15:24:29
Still debating whether I should stay up all day Xmas day.

You might have to, as you will have so may presents it will take you all day to open them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-24, 22:15:56

Still debating whether I should stay up all day Xmas day.

You might have to, as you will have so may presents it will take you all day to open them. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink2.gif)


True! There will be 4 kids here opening up presents. I'm sure all the excitement will keep me up if I tried. Lol. I'm just ready to eat.   :chef:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-25, 19:28:12
I'm just ready to eat.

I think I've eaten enough to keep me going for weeks. No room for my birthday cake.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-26, 02:55:58

I'm just ready to eat.

I think I've eaten enough to keep me going for weeks. No room for my birthday cake.


Well I never ate.  :( I have managed to stay up all day. 30 hours and counting.  :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-26, 13:02:25
Well I never ate.   :(

What? How come?

I have managed to stay up all day. 30 hours and counting.   :)

I'm impressed. You certainly have more stamina than I have. I would resemble a zombie if I tried that.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-26, 15:30:46

Well I never ate.   :(

What? How come?

I have managed to stay up all day. 30 hours and counting.   :)

I'm impressed. You certainly have more stamina than I have. I would resemble a zombie if I tried that.

Still full from breakfast, I suppose.
I definitely resembled a zombie. Used it to my advantage though. Hide-n-seek is so much better when you look dead.  :lol:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-26, 19:15:45
Hide-n-seek is so much better when you look dead.

That could potentially, scare the living daylights out of the one who finds you though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-26, 22:18:46

Hide-n-seek is so much better when you look dead.

That could potentially, scare the living daylights out of the one who finds you though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)


That's what I strive for.  ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-12-27, 17:23:02

Hide-n-seek is so much better when you look dead.

That could potentially, scare the living daylights out of the one who finds you though. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/scared2.gif)

Or, if one is the seeker, one could potentially catch a quick nap before seeking the hiders. Be interesting to see how long the hiders stay hidden before catching on...hehehe...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2014-12-27, 18:38:12
That's what I strive for.   ;)

You are a wicked woman. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Devil.gif) I like that. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/laughing2.gif)

Or, if one is the seeker, one could potentially catch a quick nap before seeking the hiders. Be interesting to see how long the hiders stay hidden before catching on...hehehe... ;)

I get the feeling that your nap would be cut short somehow. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-29, 11:36:31
Next to the kitchen and/or bathroom means there's at least one door in between, doesn't it?

Yessir. An actual utility room is always a perk. No one has ever told me they wish the laundry area was a closet... But you then have to add to the structure. Usually 70 sq/ft or more has to be acquired from a competing house with the same living space. Bit of a trade off has to happen, sacrificing embellishments in finish work, vaulted ceilings and other niceties to keep from bumping it to another buyers market. Tricks like open kitchens or arched openings to present the illusion of more space are also favorable... they are nicer anyway with an actual reduction in cost.  
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-29, 11:46:34
Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Options>about google chrome>update chrome ;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Macallan on 2014-12-29, 14:02:10

Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Actually it's an even version. Which is odd :left:

( sorry, couldn't resist )
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-29, 14:08:23

Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Options>about google chrome>update chrome ;)


That's odd bc it says I'm running the 39.0.2171.93 version. No update available. Interesting.... ???
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-29, 14:10:06


Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Actually it's an even version. Which is odd :left:

( sorry, couldn't resist )


I'm an odd chick. I like it that way. Hehe
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-29, 14:33:17
Oh wait, you're using Boat or Chrome mobile?





Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Actually it's an even version. Which is odd :left:

( sorry, couldn't resist )

Just :P to you sir!
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2014-12-29, 17:47:01



Chrome 30.0.0.0

You have an odd version of Chrome, my dear.

Actually it's an even version. Which is odd :left:

( sorry, couldn't resist )


I'm an odd chick. I like it that way. Hehe


Now see; the rest of us were just trying to be nice by not stating the obvious...hehehe...
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-29, 21:12:34

Now see; the rest of us were just trying to be nice by not stating the obvious...hehehe...


:lol: I'm not ashamed.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Macallan on 2014-12-29, 22:45:36

I'm an odd chick. I like it that way. Hehe

I never said there's anything wrong with that :right:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-30, 00:11:45

Oh wait, you're using Boat or Chrome mobile?

I see now....oops.

I never said there's anything wrong with that :right:

I don't think so either.  :)

Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2014-12-30, 02:01:16
Boat Browser really is the best Android browser. Chrome or FF Mobile are good backups over stock or Dolphin if Boat ever has rendering trouble on a site. Clunkier but sacrificing speed to view the odd page is no biggie. (Since we're having this conversation in a couple of different places.)



I never said there's anything wrong with that :right:

I don't think so either.  :)


Nothing I can say.  :zip:



Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2014-12-30, 02:35:22

Boat Browser really is the best Android browser. Chrome or FF Mobile are good backups over stock or Dolphin if Boat ever has rendering trouble on a site. Clunkier but sacrificing speed to view the odd page is no biggie. (Since we're having this conversation in a couple of different places.)

I like it best. I do have Chrome as a substitute though. I never installed Dolphin to this phone. I wasn't a big fan of it.


Nothing I can say.  :zip:

:P
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2015-01-01, 03:32:50


' At the end of the year the curtain that seals our world from the underworld may be open for a mere few seconds.....


'On this joyous day, humans happily indulge themselves with feasts, festivals, and vigorous fireworks that illuminate the dark skies. Posεiδοη returns to his Kingdom after successfully guarding the veil from being exposed to the Underworld. The Kingdom of The Goδs rejoice, as Mother Earth is celebrated on this New Year's Day.' ∼Syav
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: expatri on 2015-01-01, 18:01:34



' At the end of the year the curtain that seals our world from the underworld may be open for a mere few seconds.....


'On this joyous day, humans happily indulge themselves with feasts, festivals, and vigorous fireworks that illuminate the dark skies. Posεiδοη returns to his Kingdom after successfully guarding the veil from being exposed to the Underworld. The Kingdom of The Goδs rejoice, as Mother Earth is celebrated on this New Year's Day.' ∼Syav


I suspect Syav has gone off his meds again...;)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2015-01-02, 03:30:28
I suspect Syav has gone off his meds again... ;)


I was more likely overdosed with non-tobacco caramel flavored nicotine. :D This is what happens to someone like me when life becomes too boring. When I go to sleep, my imaginative mind began to create fantasy worlds filled with gods, demons, and magical creatures. :wizard:

I kinda miss my Opera Blog. Maybe I should create my own personal blogger and jot down all my imaginative world on it.  :idea:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2015-01-02, 12:33:12
I suspect Syav has gone off his meds again..

Or he's taken more than the required dosage. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Wink.gif)
I kinda miss my Opera Blog. Maybe I should create my own personal blogger and jot down all my imaginative world on it.   :idea:

Why not. If it's something that interests you, then you should. It's bound to be more interesting than some of the blogs out there, that's for sure. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2015-01-03, 02:29:16
It's bound to be more interesting than some of the blogs out there, that's for sure. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/ThumbGood.gif)

Thanks Luxor! :D A positive encouragement is definitely a plus :up:
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Luxor on 2015-01-03, 12:12:48
Thanks Luxor!  ;D  A positive encouragement is definitely a plus  :up:

Creativity should always be encouraged. (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/253164678/Yes.gif)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: ensbb3 on 2015-01-03, 14:14:42
I used to read your's on MyOpera, Syav. I see no reason I wouldn't read a new one if you started it. And if you link us to it, of course. :)
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2015-01-03, 18:38:21
I vote yes. As I used to read it too.
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Syav on 2015-01-04, 02:55:42
Thanks ensbb3, and Mandi :D I'll post a link once I have it running :)

Did u ever get to restart your blog, Mandi?
Title: Re: Random Chat
Post by: Mandi on 2015-01-04, 03:22:49

Did u ever get to restart your blog, Mandi?


No sir. Don't really have the time