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Myasandar
07-28-2008, 04:19 PM
This is the British Thread and here we moan about the weather and anything else in general that requires moanership. If you do not feel like moaning, come in here and ask someone to do a bit of moaning for you. ;)

When I came back fro Greece, the people behind us said "You know when you're in England because everyone is moaning." Hence the British Thread. We are a nation of moaners, particularly about the weather of course.

Right now it is sunny and I hate being hot. You get all sticky and gross in bed, you can't sleep and have weird dreams about running around in hot tombs and being attacked by zombies.

I want rain!

Pagey's_Girl
07-28-2008, 04:38 PM
We have plenty of rain, but you'd have to come pick it up. We don't deliver.

Of course, it comes complete with lots of lightning and thunder, strong winds and tornado warnings, but hey, no substutitions.

Mr Flibble
07-28-2008, 04:40 PM
There was no milk at work for my tea this morning!!! How am I expected to work under these conditions!!!!!

poetinahat
07-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Great bacon.

poetinahat
07-28-2008, 04:41 PM
Nice crumpets.

Oh, hush. You know what I mean.

Ageless Stranger
07-28-2008, 04:45 PM
It's too damn hot. I wish it was raining! :( (Apparently though there's gonna be a storm tonight!)
Oh and Gordon Brown still won't go. Damnit all.
Oh, oh, and the price of cigarettes is criminal.

That's all I can think of for the moment.

Albedo
07-28-2008, 04:46 PM
Can I be Canadian too?

cray
07-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Great bacon.

agreed. you guys have good ham.
:D

Albedo
07-28-2008, 04:51 PM
Yep, and I'll bring my own thermal underwear and tireless enthusiasm for life in general!

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 04:53 PM
I'm fantastic. And Canadian.

I love maple syrup and going to the sugar bush every spring. I have taught myself to enjoy poutine, although I actually consume it about once per year. I can skate but cannot stop. I have never encountered a real, live wild moose but want to, as long as it's not on the highway in front of my car.

Deccydiva
07-28-2008, 04:53 PM
C'mon you guys, let's have an Irish Thread! Suggested topics public transport, roadworks on the M50 and a certain programme on TV3 at 6pm.. :Soapbox:

Pagey's_Girl
07-28-2008, 04:56 PM
No Boston Creme Donuts?! What kind of savage wilderness IS it up there? :tongue

Seriously, y'all gave the world Rush. (The band, not Limbaugh!) We owe you something for that. :)

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 04:58 PM
No Boston Creme Donuts?! What kind of savage wilderness IS it up there? :tongue

Seriously, y'all gave the world Rush. (The band, not Limbaugh!) We owe you something for that. :)
We HAVE Boston Cream doughnuts. We only moan when there are shortages of them. We typically buy them by the dozen from Tim Horton's, with a large double-double.

Priene
07-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Shall we gang together and take back the colonies? I've heard New Zealand is a fruit ripe for plucking....

Priene
07-28-2008, 05:04 PM
Do you all have big checked shirts and voices that echo through the forests? Or am I confusing you with a Monty Python sketch?

And what sort of crazy country doesn't have duct tape?

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 05:08 PM
We HAVE Boston Cream doughnuts. We only moan when there are shortages of them. We typically buy them by the dozen from Tim Horton's, with a large double-double.

Ok that finally explains Kthrok's love of those sickeningly sweet confections. Can't stand them myself, but then again I only live here. But Timmies...oh don't get me started on the love affair I have with that place. :) Then there's peameal, poutine, real sheperd's pie, chip wagons, honey garlic sausage...hell I had a list when I lived in Texas of things that I missed from Canada. Yes, most of it was food. *shrugs* What can I say? I have an appreciation of good food and coffee and y`all definitely have it here!

quickWit
07-28-2008, 05:09 PM
The silly Canadian said urine.

Silly, silly Canadadian.

nerds
07-28-2008, 05:11 PM
I believe Red Green used up all the duct tape in Canada. Hence your tragic shortage of the stuff.

I'm sorta Canadian, me mother was Canadian. So resolutely Canadian that she never got her U.S. citizenship although she lived here forty-five years. So I'm just stopping in to explain the duct-tape thing and wave

:hi:

Carry on kids.

:)

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 05:12 PM
You forgot the hammer. Handyman's secret weapon :)

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 05:22 PM
I just spent the weekend in a tent in the woods. I got soaked by a flash thunderstorm, ate s'mores in the dark by a roaring campfire, canoed on a pristine lake, hiked up a mountain, and came home with two dozen mosquito bites. I've washed my hair twice and it still smells faintly of woodsmoke.

It doesn't really get any more Canadian than that! I love Canada.

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 05:28 PM
British people WISH for rain? Who knew?

Mr Flibble
07-28-2008, 05:31 PM
You do when it's this muggy.

And they had the bloody heaters on at work! At least you know where you are with rain.

Perks
07-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Don't lie - there aren't any problems in Canada. It's just like the United States, except that nothing bad ever happens there.

poetinahat
07-28-2008, 05:31 PM
Why, thank you kind sir. Would you care for some maple syrup on that bacon? (yuck...it hurt even sayin' it. I hate maple syrup.)
I totally would, my friend. But I would do without, to spare you the revulsion. Do they make Brador in non-alcohol version yet?

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 05:32 PM
And what sort of crazy country doesn't have duct tape?
There's no shortage of duct tape in my house. I mean, how else would I shut up the children?

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 05:33 PM
There's no shortage of duct tape in my house. I mean, how else would I shut up the children?

ROFLMAO! :roll:

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 05:44 PM
Yes, Ya'll love curling--eh?

Richard

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 05:46 PM
*grabs the trout and fwaps Sea upside the head* it is too early in the morning to start with the curling BS!

Mumut
07-28-2008, 05:57 PM
It's too damn hot.

You'd love it here at the moment. The temperature has plummeted below 20 celcius in the daytime and down to 7 at night. It even snowed in the hills on the NSW border.

Coming from West Derby, Lancs I naturally hate the cold. Anything below 20 celcius isn't fit for human consumption. And rain is ok every couple of months - and then only because we need it. I spent a year just north of the Simpson Desert and that was perfect.

Haggis
07-28-2008, 06:05 PM
One set of grandparents were 100% Canadian. For most of my life I've lived across the river from Ontario--either Fort Erie or Windsor. Do I qualify?

No?

What about an affiliate membership?

jennontheisland
07-28-2008, 06:09 PM
Oh me too!

I don't have to kiss a cod do I?

Albedo
07-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Yay Canada!

Canadians are the Australians of the Icy North. And Newfoundland is Canada's Tasmania!

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 08:50 PM
C'mon you guys, let's have an Irish Thread! Suggested topics public transport, roadworks on the M50 and a certain programme on TV3 at 6pm.. :Soapbox:There's no Luas service in Citywest! Besides it's fricken hot today.

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 08:51 PM
Oh a brit just asked if I could spare a fag. What? At these prices!!!

kct webber
07-28-2008, 08:53 PM
Ahhh! Four-leaf clovers! They're everywhere!

*Runs back out door*

Sorry for that.

Maryn
07-28-2008, 08:57 PM
I very much enjoy Lucky Charms cereal, and my maiden name was McCauley. Can I stay?

Maryn, whose real first name is Gaelic

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 08:58 PM
I very much enjoy Lucky Charms cereal, and my maiden name was McCauley. Can I stay?

Maryn, whose real first name is GaelicI've never seen them sold over here. Then again, I don't eat much cold cereals. You can stay.

Tink
07-28-2008, 08:59 PM
I am Irish-Indian...can I stay?

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:02 PM
I am Irish-Indian...can I stay?What kind of indian?

Deccydiva
07-28-2008, 09:02 PM
There's no Luas service in Citywest! Besides it's fricken hot today.

There's no Luas, train or bus service in rural Longford!
Hot is right. I'm burnt to a frazzle. I've just seen the weather forecast though, the house may be floating by the morning.

jennifer75
07-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Did somebody say beeeeeeeeeeeeeeyuh???????

Tink
07-28-2008, 09:03 PM
What kind of indian?Chactaw.

Pagey's_Girl
07-28-2008, 09:07 PM
Don't lie - there aren't any problems in Canada. It's just like the United States, except that nothing bad ever happens there.

Why did that make me think of Dr. Seuess?

"We're on our way to Solla Selew
Where they never have problems, at least very few..."

ETA: What's the line: "Take off to the Great White North
Take off, it;s the beauty way to go?"

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:12 PM
Chactaw.
You can stay. Just don't chaw any of my taw though.

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:13 PM
Did somebody say beeeeeeeeeeeeeeyuh???????Nothing says beer like;

http://www.strategicagency.com/images/logoa/STELLA.gif

Tink
07-28-2008, 09:17 PM
You can stay. Thanks Spooky...and I will have a wee bit of that ale if'n ye don't mind, laddy?

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 09:19 PM
I'd ask if I could stay, but I married meself a limey half breed *hangs her head in shame*
Although if he doesn't tow the line I may scalp him (I have a wee bit of Cree in me :))

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:22 PM
Thanks Spooky...and I will have a wee bit of that ale if'n ye don't mind, laddy?I'll send a case but we got's to get it past those Canadian mounties first.

http://argentera.inria.fr:8080/wiki/pub/dudley_doright.jpg

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 09:23 PM
I'll send a case but we got's to get it past those Canadian mounties first.

http://argentera.inria.fr:8080/wiki/pub/dudley_doright.jpg

Molson's is better :)

Tink
07-28-2008, 09:24 PM
I'll send a case but we got's to get it past those Canadian mounties first.

http://argentera.inria.fr:8080/wiki/pub/dudley_doright.jpg:roll:

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:31 PM
Molson's is better :)For the horse?

Myasandar
07-28-2008, 09:32 PM
We have plenty of rain, but you'd have to come pick it up. We don't deliver.

Of course, it comes complete with lots of lightning and thunder, strong winds and tornado warnings, but hey, no substutitions.

Oooh... tornadoes... we had one up the road from us though I never saw it. It sucked up a caravan and spat it out again whilst there were people in it. I've always wanted to see one, but don't think I want to get close to one. They scare the bajeebers out of me just thinking about it.

When's it going to be grey again? I haven't seen summer in ages - last summer was grey and I never even touched my summer clothes. This is alien to me, all this sun.

Ugh, there'll be flying ants soon getting in my hair...

Tink
07-28-2008, 09:33 PM
For the horse?I think he's already had some...That mounty isn't really riding backwards...the horse is running in the wrong direction!

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 09:33 PM
For the people you twit! Guiness is for the horse *ducks and runs*

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:34 PM
Oooh... tornadoes... we had one up the road from us though I never saw it. It sucked up a caravan and spat it out again whilst there were people in it.They were Gypsies, eh?

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 09:35 PM
I think he's already had some...
Kinky.

http://www.adventuremercantile.com/images/product_categories/postcards/p154.jpg

Tink
07-28-2008, 09:42 PM
Kinky.

http://www.adventuremercantile.com/images/product_categories/postcards/p154.jpg:roll:

darrtwish
07-28-2008, 09:59 PM
Aahh, I think I've found myself a home in this thread, being Canadian and all. Man does it ever piss my co-writer off (he's American) when I spell everything, and absolutely everything the Canadian way. Also, all this talk about Boston Cream doughnuts is making me crave one. I must walk over to the closest Timmies and buy myself one.

Myasandar
07-28-2008, 10:02 PM
Lol, no - just the caravan park.

Angelinity
07-28-2008, 10:05 PM
i went to Canada three times. does it count?

Myasandar
07-28-2008, 10:06 PM
I'm 1/4 Irish... and my surname is Quinn. Although my family hasn't been in Ireland for over a hundred years. My great grandad (or great great I'm not sure) went to India with the British army back in the days when England owned half the world.

*stakes her claim to the Irish thread with a flag*

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:10 PM
i went to Canada three times. does it count?
If it was Toronto then no, it doesn't count.

jennifer75
07-28-2008, 10:12 PM
For the people you twit! Guiness is for the horse *ducks and runs*

duck missy! duck! quaaaaaaaaaaaack.

Angelinity
07-28-2008, 10:13 PM
If it was Toronto then no, it doesn't count.

Once Toronto and twice Windsor?

jennifer75
07-28-2008, 10:13 PM
eh.

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:15 PM
Ahh, Guiness. Slainte.

Richard

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:18 PM
I threw someone over Niagra Falls on the Canadian side. Does that count? eh?

Richard

Angelinity
07-28-2008, 10:19 PM
i'd forgotten 'bout Niagara. That makes FOUR. heh.

Jersey Chick
07-28-2008, 10:25 PM
I'm 1/2 Irish - can I stay as well?

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:26 PM
i'd forgotten 'bout Niagara. That makes FOUR. heh.
Okay, you're in. But just barely. ;)

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:27 PM
I threw someone over Niagra Falls on the Canadian side. Does that count? eh?

Richard
I'm not sure. What were you wearing when you threw him over?

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:27 PM
I'm 1/2 Irish - can I stay as well?You can stay. Bring the Irish bottles to the back of the room. We are having another party back there just for the migrants.

jennontheisland
07-28-2008, 10:27 PM
Look at all the Americans wanting to be Canadian.

:)

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:27 PM
TORONTO counts, Missy! The city of my birth. That's gotta count for something...


Stands back and waits for the nasty comebacks to hit...
Oh. I thought you'd gone.

Tink
07-28-2008, 10:29 PM
You mean we can't stay up front and play with ya?

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:31 PM
I don't want to be Canadian (omits part about her mother's mom being Canadian), I just happen to find myself living here...

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:32 PM
You mean we can't stay up front and play with ya?The best party is in the back room. We only use the front for offical business.

http://www.brendanloy.com/blog/images/ryanrudd-basilica-sm.jpg

Tink
07-28-2008, 10:34 PM
Oh I am deffinately in the back room...where's the beer?

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:38 PM
I'm not sure. What were you wearing when you threw him over?

Shorts, an I :heart: the falls T-shirt, Reeboks and black socks. I was trying to look inconspicuous.

Richard

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:39 PM
You were succeeding in looking like a tourist :tongue

Chumplet
07-28-2008, 10:39 PM
I am Canadian. I have chased a bear, stared down a raccoon and made love in a canoe. I love beer and maple syrup and hockey.

Canadians do not say 'ice' hockey. Hockey is hockey.

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Amen! *fwaps Sea with the trout again BEFORE he can bring up curling...again*

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:40 PM
Oh I am deffinately in the back room...where's the beer?Next to the pews.

Angelinity
07-28-2008, 10:41 PM
i was chased by a bear. does that count?

Tink
07-28-2008, 10:42 PM
Next to the pews.

*crawls on hands and knees between the pews, pulling a case of beer quietly along as I make my way to the back*

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:42 PM
I've had my campsite invaded by bears, but that was in Upstate, so I doubt that it counts.

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:43 PM
I love beer and maple syrup.
.

Never tried that. Is that some sort of Canadian breakfast.


Richard

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Never tried that. Is that some sort of Canadian breakfast.


Richard

Madre de dios en los cielos *fwaps Sea repeatedly upside the head*

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:44 PM
*crawls on hands and knees between the pews, pulling a case of beer quietly along as I make my way to the back*Don't forget to say a blessing for the dear departed Guiness it took to make the beer.

Tink
07-28-2008, 10:47 PM
Don't forget to say a blessing for the dear departed Guiness it took to make the beer.
Blessing said...now can I please get on with the partay?

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:48 PM
I'm getting an uncomfortable urge to listen to the Macenzie Brothers (sp)

Richard

Jersey Chick
07-28-2008, 10:49 PM
Cool... it's like coming home...

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:50 PM
Blessing said...now can I please get on with the partay?Yes. Just don't forget that the Canadians mounties are standing by to assist you in the event of a grrr...drunk.

JLCwrites
07-28-2008, 10:51 PM
Runs through thread looking for ReigningCatsNDog's winegums....

Tink
07-28-2008, 10:52 PM
Yes. Just don't forget that the Canadians mounties are standing by to assist you in the event of a grrr...drunk.
I ain't feared.

*sharpens arrow*

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 10:52 PM
I fed a bull moose an apple out of the palm of my hand. I walked across a frozen river just to get to the other side.

I AM CANADIAN.So it was an American bull moose?

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:53 PM
Never tried that. Is that some sort of Canadian breakfast.


Richard
Yes.

Haggis
07-28-2008, 10:54 PM
I can play Oh, Canada on the guitar.

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 10:55 PM
I own a toque with a tassel. If you don't know what a toque is, you can't even be an honorary Canadian.

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 10:55 PM
I can play Oh, Canada on the guitar.

I know all the words and supposedly can sing. :)

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:57 PM
I own a toque with a tassel. If you don't know what a toque is, you can't even be an honorary Canadian.

The Macenzie Bros got five golden ones for Christmas.

Richard

Seaclusion
07-28-2008, 10:58 PM
Unless you can hum Oh Canada while standing on a frozen body of water in your skivies, you are not Canadian.

Thanks for allowing the skivies. Frostbite can be a bitch.

Richard

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 11:00 PM
I can hum it while standing in my skivvies in a 4 foot snowbank. Does that count?

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 11:02 PM
During the winter, I don't even strip down as far as my skivvies. I don't see my skivvies for 4 months straight, at which time they march off to the garbage bin all by themselves.

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 11:05 PM
During the winter, I don't even strip down as far as my skivvies. I don't see my skivvies for 4 months straight, at which time they march off to the garbage bin all by themselves.

EEP!

Tink
07-28-2008, 11:12 PM
I can sing in the nude. Does that count? ;)

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 11:19 PM
I can sing in the nude. Does that count? ;)I don't know. Got pics?

Tink
07-28-2008, 11:21 PM
I don't know. Got pics?No, I was all alone. No one else would go out into the snow with me...

Bubastes
07-28-2008, 11:25 PM
I love Coffee Crisp. Does that count?

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 11:28 PM
No, I was all alone. No one else would go out into the snow with me...

We had a pink Tink...

joyce
07-28-2008, 11:29 PM
I was Irish by injection once......does that count?:Shrug:

Kitrianna
07-28-2008, 11:30 PM
I was Irish by injection once......does that count?:Shrug:

:roll:

Pagey's_Girl
07-28-2008, 11:33 PM
So, does Quebec count as part of Canada or not? I know it's tres belle up there, eh?

*Wonders if what she just said in her pidgen high school French is indeed what she thinks she just said....*

CaroGirl
07-28-2008, 11:40 PM
So, does Quebec count as part of Canada or not? I know it's tres belle up there, eh?

*Wonders if what she just said in her pidgen high school French is indeed what she thinks she just said....*
People outside Quebec consider Quebec part of Canada. People who live in Quebec generally do not.

And your high school French did indeed call La Belle Province "very pretty". Nicely done.

Blondchen
07-28-2008, 11:53 PM
I have family in Ennis and Dublin and I set the first half of my novel in Ireland so I'm jumping on board!

SpookyWriter
07-28-2008, 11:54 PM
I have family in Ennis and Dublin and I set the first half of my novel in Ireland so I'm jumping on board!Welcome and be careful to step over the drunk brits. We don't want them waking up and drinking our beer.

Haggis
07-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Unless you can hum Oh Canada while standing on a frozen body of water in your skivies, you are not Canadian.

You wimps don't go commando?

Kitrianna
07-29-2008, 12:10 AM
:roll: See y`all Wednesday.

Chumplet
07-29-2008, 12:28 AM
Never tried that. Is that some sort of Canadian breakfast.

Actually, we have maple beer here. Maple Brown Ale is one brewed by Upper Canada Brewery. Verrah nice.

I once had a friend who had beer and donuts for breakfast.

Chameleon
07-29-2008, 12:29 AM
Hey, I'm Canadian!!! My documents say so...even though I've never had Canadian bacon, dislike maple syrup, don't drink the beer, and have only seen those Moose statutes around Toronto and Windsor.

Chumplet
07-29-2008, 12:31 AM
As I sit here, Red Green is showing us how to dry clean your clothes in your furnace held together with duct tape.

nerds
07-29-2008, 12:41 AM
My mother was born/raised in Quebec but her family was/is Scot. I've spent time in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Calgary, the Canadian Rockies, British Columbia waaayyyyyyyy out in the woods but not Vancouver. I still have relatives in Alberta. Have slept nights out in the open next to the Fraser River.


I've got a little Canadacred. :D I don't aspire to be Canadian but am quite glad you're there.

Deccydiva
07-29-2008, 12:44 AM
Oooo I seem to have started something with this thread! :hooray:
The irony is, I'm not entitled to be in it! :e2shrug:

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 12:46 AM
Oooo I seem to have started something with this thread! :hooray:
The irony is, I'm not entitled to be in it! :e2shrug:Why not? If you're in Ireland, like to drink, and are of some religious faith then that's got to be good enough for the pope.

Haggis
07-29-2008, 01:13 AM
Don Cherry wears funny clothes.

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 01:15 AM
Don Cherry wears funny clothes.Don Ho has lots of nice clothes for his ....

Hillary
07-29-2008, 01:19 AM
I'm not Canadian.

I went to Canada once, though. My father sells marine mesh wire, and he had customers there. So we visited this family, and they took us out to eat at a buffet. (First, though, they got all horrified when I wouldn't eat CheezWhiz on my toast in the morning. CHEEZWHIZ, ffs.) Their son, Dusty, ate so much food so quickly he had to go lie down in the car midway through the meal. Then he came back and ate some more. Now, whenever anyone in my family eats something that doesn't agree with them, or lies down after eating, they say "Damn, I Dusty'ed myself."

So thanks, Canada, for an inside joke in my family. I'm much obliged.

Also, I went to a water park. That was awesome.

jennifer75
07-29-2008, 01:29 AM
I'm gonna buy a bottle or 6 of GUINNESS in your honor, Spooky. I like to eat and drink at the same time. :P

Blondchen
07-29-2008, 01:34 AM
Spooky, what's your favorite drinking hole in Dublin?

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 01:37 AM
Shall we gang together and take back the colonies? I've heard New Zealand is a fruit ripe for plucking....


I'll get the boat. . .

tiny
07-29-2008, 01:41 AM
My fella hails from Londonderry, lord how I love his accent, and my family on my mother's side is from Killarney... so I'm half Irish..... can I stay?

Chumplet
07-29-2008, 01:43 AM
Lots of drapery and furniture selflessly gave their lives for Don Cherry's suits.

Don Allen
07-29-2008, 01:52 AM
I do a John Lennon impression that is so good I've actually been asked to leave messages on peoples machines for them, I have know idea what the hell that has to do with this thread but it sounded British to me..."Long Live The Beatles".....

jennifer75
07-29-2008, 02:09 AM
My fella hails from Londonderry, lord how I love his accent, and my family on my mother's side is from Killarney... so I'm half Irish..... can I stay?

I think my grandfathers mother is from Killarney.........I spent a LOT of time web searching ancestry but without knowing her exact maiden name, or dates of birth it is hard to find anything without actually paying for certificates...which I guess I'll have to do sooner or later...that and searching "Henry Ryan" is IMPOSSIBLE! THERE ARE LIKE BILLIONS OF THEM!

mab
07-29-2008, 02:11 AM
Yesterday night I couldn't sleep because of the humidity. Don't get me wrong, I love our rare warm, sunny days. But not when its all sticky, yuk!

Other recent complaints-people with 4x4s in the city. Exhaust fumes on a hot day. And running out of teabags when you're gagging for a brew.

Moaning, mardy and obsessed with weather and tea. Well this IS called the British thread.

Tink
07-29-2008, 02:12 AM
Try Nelson or Neilson....gazillians of them. And Thomas's and Redman's and Leird's.

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 02:16 AM
I do a John Lennon impression that is so good I've actually been asked to leave messages on peoples machines for them, I have know idea what the hell that has to do with this thread but it sounded British to me..."Long Live The Beatles".....

Funnily enough, I've been told I do a very good Ringo Starr. (It'd have to be Ringo wouldn't it?)

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 02:21 AM
Spooky, what's your favorite drinking hole in Dublin?One that doesn't throw me out on me butt. :D Preferably one where they don't know me yet.

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 02:22 AM
My fella hails from Londonderry, lord how I love his accent, and my family on my mother's side is from Killarney... so I'm half Irish..... can I stay?Welcome Tiny Irish Terror. You are more than one half Irish, I'm sure.

Reilly616
07-29-2008, 02:23 AM
Okay, cén fáth nach bhfual aon Gaeilge ann fos, tar éis dhá leathnach fullamh?

Deccydiva
07-29-2008, 02:24 AM
Why not? If you're in Ireland, like to drink, and are of some religious faith then that's got to be good enough for the pope.
I'm in Ireland by choice and never going to leave, I can't drink alcohol and am not in the Pope's "team" but perhaps one out of three is okay? :Shrug:

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 02:24 AM
Okay, cén fáth nach bhfual aon Gaeilge ann fos, tar éis dhá leathnach fullamh?
Now someone is really drunk. :D Way to go! :partyguy:

tiny
07-29-2008, 02:28 AM
Welcome Tiny Irish Terror. You are more than one half Irish, I'm sure.


I'm at the very least picking up his sing-songy way of speaking. It's lovely.


(hard to find Guinness warm on tap here in the states)

Reilly616
07-29-2008, 03:04 AM
Now someone is really drunk. :D Way to go! :partyguy:

I doubt my grammer would be correct if I was drunk :D

Pagey's_Girl
07-29-2008, 03:53 AM
I just Google pic-searched Don Cherry. He's very colorful.

Silver King
07-29-2008, 04:21 AM
I'd give up my American citizenship at this very moment for a smoked meat sandwich. Well, maybe two or three. At least until after the election.

I'd hate to admit what I'd trade for a whole dang brisket of the stuff, sliced thin with mustard and Swiss cheese, piled high on fresh rye bread, served warm, enough to last for a week.

I must be hungry or something.

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 04:29 AM
Obviously KTC is daring me to bring out the Canadian giant roadside weird things...

will settle for cracking open a new roll of duct tape (it comes in many designer colors now), the WD40, my winegums *snatches them away from turkey*, and using the letter 'u' in as many words as possible.

nerds
07-29-2008, 04:59 AM
SilverKing should like this. Ontario.


http://www.igougo.com/images/p251531-Kenora_Ontario_Canada-Husky_the_Muskie.jpg

nerds
07-29-2008, 05:00 AM
Kevin beat me to it! It's too cool to delete though.

Silver King
07-29-2008, 05:01 AM
SilverKing should like this. Ontario.


http://www.igougo.com/images/p251531-Kenora_Ontario_Canada-Husky_the_Muskie.jpg
Heh. I've caught bigger ones. And they weren't encased in pink. ;)

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 05:05 AM
oh gawd! I've created a monster!!!

(sorry guys, but now that he's started...)

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 05:08 AM
world's largest keilbasa -- Mundare, Alberta
http://www.wlra.us/wl/wlkielbasa.jpg

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 05:13 AM
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_iRwWtuAHu24/R1JUpel9hrI/AAAAAAAACAY/3RaR-Bx_S54/IMG_1644.JPG

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 05:13 AM
Holy Perogy, Batman... that one was bigger than I thought!

reigningcatsndogs
07-29-2008, 05:15 AM
but we also have this....

http://www.mcneillsonwheels.com/smMoraineLake8x10Vert.5790.jpg

Moraine Lake and the Valley of the Ten Peaks... been there many times, and the pic doesn't do it justice at all.

Haggis
07-29-2008, 06:51 AM
Don Cherry wears funny clothes.


You're going to hell for that one, sweetie darlin'. It's been nice knowin' ya.


Lots of drapery and furniture selflessly gave their lives for Don Cherry's suits.


I just Google pic-searched Don Cherry. He's very colorful.


Don is Don.

http://ihateyou79.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/don-cherry-doofus-450.jpg

http://www.pulledmygroin.com/images/272.jpg

http://mike100915.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/don20cherry2017.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k251/utsax8/NHL%202007-08/DonCherry.jpg

I rest my case.

Chumplet
07-29-2008, 06:59 AM
I tune into Coach's Corner just to see the look on Ron McLean's face.

Those mountain pics were gorgeous. Ontario's kinda boring in comparison, except for really relaxing parts:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/Chumplet/IMGP2586.jpg

Chumplet
07-29-2008, 07:01 AM
And parts of New Brunswick are rather nice:

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w218/Chumplet/Black_Harbour.jpg

Yeshanu
07-29-2008, 09:54 AM
I have never encountered a real, live wild moose but want to, as long as it's not on the highway in front of my car.

Actually, a moose can run about 45 km/hour. I should know--I followed one down the road one day. :tongue

Some weekends in Algonquin Park, we've seen upwards of 20-30 moose.

Dang. Now I'm homesick, even though I'm at home. Some pics of the most beautiful place in the world:

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/AlgonquinJuly2005099.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/AlgonquinJuly2005056.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/AlgonquinJuly2005017.jpg

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h190/Yeshanu/AlgonquinJuly2005001.jpg

All of these are 2005 pics of our trip to Algonquin. One more week and I'll be back there.

Deccydiva
07-29-2008, 10:27 AM
My fella hails from Londonderry, lord how I love his accent, and my family on my mother's side is from Killarney... so I'm half Irish..... can I stay?
Killarney - lovely place, I go there once a year for a dog show and try to find time to visit the surrounding areas at the same time.

Sophia
07-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Right now it is sunny and I hate being hot. You get all sticky and gross in bed, you can't sleep and have weird dreams about running around in hot tombs and being attacked by zombies.

I want rain!

Hello, fellow Hampshire person! It was sweltering over the weekend, but it's pretty perfect right now -- a refreshing, cool strong breeze and the scent of rain - glorious! My heat-induced weird dream wasn't zombies, but a creepy one that mirrored the style of a Cold Case opening. I was trying to forget it, but you reminded me, so my moan is about that! :D

The evening's rain cooled things down a lot and I think I caught up with the lost sleep last night. I was really comfy this morning, and only woke when the curtains blowing in and out kept letting in flashes of light. Part of me wants a good heavy storm - but then I'd feel I'd have to unplug my desktop for the duration, and the computer-addicted part of me moans about that. :D

mab
07-29-2008, 01:10 PM
Funnily enough, I've been told I do a very good Ringo Starr. (It'd have to be Ringo wouldn't it?)

I used to love him doing the voice on Thomas the Tank Engine. A tad gloomy-sounding for a kid's programme, but then I was a gloomy kid!

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 02:54 PM
IT'S FRICKEN RAINING!!!

God, I sound like a prat sometimes.

Kristy101081
07-29-2008, 04:08 PM
You know, I suspect you guys in the UK don't know what HOT really is. Come down to my neck of the woods where it gets to be almost 50 degrees Celsius and then we can start talking hot.

There's an old joke around these parts that says the devil came to Texas and had his six days of fun. On the seventh day when he rested, he realized it was hotter than hell and went home.

But, since this is a moaning thread, why do meetings have to be so bloody early in the morning???? Don't people sleep anymore?

ReallyRong
07-29-2008, 04:21 PM
I'm actually feeling fairly laid back at the moment but feel, as a Brit, that I too have a duty to moan about something.
It's gotten so hot over here that we've booked a late deal to go to Spain for a week. My rant is that I'd like to know how these airlines (RyanAir, EasyJet, Monarch etc - you know who you are) get away with putting a price against a flight of less than a hundred quid per ticket, and then by the time you've completed the web form you're presented with a bill for twice that. I know it's going to happen before I even start, but it still irritates the hell out of me when I get there. Erm, did I say that I was feeling laid back?

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 04:22 PM
I have some beautiful photos from our camping trip to Bon Echo national park last weekend. There's a set of cliffs there that are so magnificent it makes your spine tingle. Alas, I have not figured out how to upload photos into a post.

KTC, did you rent that cottage? That's a beautiful view. We're not going to the cottage for another 2 weeks. But I wish I were there now...

Don Allen
07-29-2008, 04:31 PM
Funnily enough, I've been told I do a very good Ringo Starr. (It'd have to be Ringo wouldn't it?)


Okay we got john and ringo,,,,, if we could get a good paul and george we write a skit of the 4 getting back together, no music, i can't sing a lick.....we're talking a fortune here.......

ReallyRong
07-29-2008, 04:42 PM
My wife's Irish (the in-laws live in Bray) and we all have many a conversation expressing astonishment at how anyone can afford to buy a house these days. Do I qualify? Oh, and I have family in Co. Limerick.

cray
07-29-2008, 04:58 PM
*glides up to the canadian bacon thread window*

yea, i'll have an egg white, american cheese and canadian bacon sammich on a french baguette.

uh huh. oh, and if you have some spanish onions and jalapeno peppers you could throw them on there too.

...and a large sumatra coffee.

Yeshanu
07-29-2008, 05:20 PM
Alas, I have not figured out how to upload photos into a post.



Caro, if the photos are digital, get yourself a photobucket.com account. They'll tell you how to upload the photos from your computer to the account. Below the photo in your photobucket album, you'll see various tags. Simply choose the tag with surrounding it, and cut and paste into your message.

clockwork
07-29-2008, 06:04 PM
You haven't even mentioned Swiss Chalet once yet!

Did you get banned from there or something?

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 06:06 PM
Caro, if the photos are digital, get yourself a photobucket.com account. They'll tell you how to upload the photos from your computer to the account. Below the photo in your photobucket album, you'll see various tags. Simply choose the tag with surrounding it, and cut and paste into your message.
Thanks! I'll try it after I get home later tonight. I did try it once but still couldn't get it to work. I shall try again. I mean, if KTC can do it...

clockwork
07-29-2008, 06:16 PM
Um...you don't suppose my bannination had anything to do with you calling and emailing my local Swiss Chalet and getting cheeky with them, do you? They're still trying to find out who the crazy Brit is...I figure, why should I reveal him...it's not like it will lift the ban. BASTID!

I'm very sorry about that, Kevin. Shall I call up again and see what I can do?

Maybe you could order online!

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 06:23 PM
C'mon! Those Canadians and Irish and British can talk amongst themselves.

We'll have a party in here. Talk about Thanksgiving, and hot apple pie and good old hot dog eatting contests and real sports like baseball and football.

*dons his red, white, and blue hat*

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g76/shadow_ferret/usasmilie.gif

C'mon! I'll put on some John Phillip Sousa for ya.

Who wants a Pabst?

Here's some topics for discussion.

Who's the greatest American actor?
Who's the greatest American film director?
Who's the greatest American rock and roll band?
Who's the greatest America author?

Tink
07-29-2008, 06:27 PM
I pledge alliegence to this thread...

clockwork
07-29-2008, 06:27 PM
Are you sure? It's no trouble for me to ring up and scream at some seventeen year old about, "Kevin needs his dipping sauce dammit!!!"

nerds
07-29-2008, 06:35 PM
Here's some topics for discussion.

Who's the greatest American actor?
Who's the greatest American film director?
Who's the greatest American rock and roll band?
Who's the greatest America author?


Awesome. Um, Peck, Stewart, Mitchum, Damon, young Brando, so many.

Hitchcock was British, dang, uh, David Lean, dangit, also British. Eastwood, Michael Curtiz.

CCR, Buddy Holly/Crickets, E Street Band

Willa Cather, Capote, Tracy Kidder, Charles Frazier. this is too hard! Too many to name!



http://www.sambonds.com/art/beer-menu/pabst-powered.JPG

clockwork
07-29-2008, 06:36 PM
Yeah. Them Swiss is vindictive!

nerds
07-29-2008, 06:38 PM
http://www.united-states-flag.org/betsy-ross-424.jpg

clockwork
07-29-2008, 06:47 PM
Well, they're doing the Summer Special at the moment with Ghiradelli chocolates; the Yankee HQ of Lindt. Otherwise it's the same exact meal but with salad instead of stuffing. Oh, and the chocolates come in a little cardboard picnic hamper rather than the dinky little Christmas village house. I'm assuming that's going to be some sort of a dealbreaker.

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 06:49 PM
C'mon! Those Canadians and Irish and British can talk amongst themselves.

We'll have a party in here. Talk about Thanksgiving, and hot apple pie and good old hot dog eatting contests and real sports like baseball and football.
You do know that we Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, right? It's just earlier, you know, during harvest time. So we can be done our Thanksgiving turkey leftovers BEFORE we cook the Christmas bird.

nerds
07-29-2008, 06:52 PM
Our friends to the north have pretty things but we do too -


Vermont

http://peacecorpsonline.org/messages/jpeg/vermont2aa.jpg



Napa Valley

http://z.about.com/d/hotels/1/0/E/6/2/napa_valley.jpg



Painted Desert, Arizona

http://www.tourthesouthwest.com/images/painted/clay_layers_.jpg



Bash Bish Falls, New York

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1213/1409018333_fb6f6d0ff7.jpg?v=0

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 06:53 PM
Gorgeous pics. Thanks for sharing nerds.

clockwork
07-29-2008, 07:05 PM
Fine. I'll go back to harassing Tim Hortons about their appalling Timbitstm sizing inconsistencies.

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 07:22 PM
Wisconsin Dells, if you get away from the Waterparks, has some great scenary.
http://www.ece.rice.edu/~drorb/pics/062002b/9.jpg

http://www.ece.rice.edu/~drorb/pics/072002a/7.jpg

http://www.ece.rice.edu/~drorb/pics/062002b/22.jpg

Priene
07-29-2008, 07:32 PM
Hey, all the Americans and Canadians are posting scenic photographs. Let's show them our country.

Here's a fire at Drax power station:

http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/cms_media/images/500x500_fitbox-drax_power_station_fire.jpg

This is the entrance to Luton Town football club:

http://thegroundhog.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/luton-town-kenilowrth-road-2.jpg

And here's R E Sassoon House in Peckham:

http://buildingsoflondon.co.uk/Library/89-3a52.jpg

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 07:36 PM
Hey, all the Americans and Canadians are posting scenic photographs. Let's show them our country.



This is the entrance to Luton Town football club:

http://thegroundhog.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/luton-town-kenilowrth-road-2.jpg



Where does the quarterback stay when he's there?

Richard

Captshady
07-29-2008, 07:37 PM
Youghiogheny river, Pennsylvania

http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/rec/lakes/images/youghiog/yough_aerial.jpg

http://www.mdhillbilly.com/images/Yough31July05.JPG

JLCwrites
07-29-2008, 07:46 PM
Multnoma Falls, Oregon
http://www.americaswonderlands.com/images/Waterfalls/multnoma2.jpg

Yay Oregon! California's Canada! *Quoting Steve Colbert*

JLCwrites
07-29-2008, 07:50 PM
Home of REAL football!!!
http://doctorheadly.files.wordpress.com/2007/09/football_blank_backgroundjpg.jpg

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 07:54 PM
Hey, let's all sit down and have a good old American beer. Anyone know of one?

Richard

Pagey's_Girl
07-29-2008, 07:55 PM
The greatest American band? Easy. The Ramones. :)

JLCwrites
07-29-2008, 07:58 PM
Hey, let's all sit down and have a good old American beer. Anyone know of one?

Richard

LOL! I come from the land of micro brews. Our markets are stocked with the good stuff.

nerds
07-29-2008, 07:59 PM
Hey, let's all sit down and have a good old American beer. Anyone know of one?



http://twincitiesbeerprices.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/samadams.JPG

ReallyRong
07-29-2008, 08:01 PM
Windsor Castle.......

http://www.thewindsorcastlepub.co.uk/images/photos/WCastle-2.jpg

It's in Maidenhead. Used to be a biker's pub, not sure what it is now.

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 08:02 PM
Hey, let's all sit down and have a good old American beer. Anyone know of one?

Richard
You want me to list the several hundred that exist, or do you want me to just recommend one or two?

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 08:03 PM
http://twincitiesbeerprices.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/samadams.JPG

Sorry, Sam Adams is brewed by Miller and Miller is a Canadian company.

Maryn
07-29-2008, 08:03 PM
I'm topping my apple pie with a slice of Wisconsin cheddar. Just try and stop me!

(If you've never tried it, it only sounds awful. The contrast is actually quite nice.)

Maryn, who owned a flag way before 9-11

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 08:05 PM
I'm topping my apple pie with a slice of Wisconsin cheddar. Just try and stop me!

(If you've never tried it, it only sounds awful. The contrast is actually quite nice.)

Maryn, who owned a flag way before 9-11

It's the only way to have apple pie. I think it originated in New England.

Richard

Captshady
07-29-2008, 08:14 PM
Hey, let's all sit down and have a good old American beer. Anyone know of one?

Richard

There's plenty, just those nationally and internationally distributed have been purchased by foreign interests.

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Sorry, Sam Adams is brewed by Miller and Miller is a Canadian company.
First, Sam Adams is a CONTRACT brewer. That means they are their own company, but they don't have any breweries, they contract out their formula to other breweries to produce. But they own themselves.

Second, Miller is owned by SAP, an AFRICAN company. It is SAP Miller Coors.

JLCwrites
07-29-2008, 08:17 PM
Actor - Al Pacino
Director - Spielberg
Band - Aerosmith
Author - Mark Twain

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 08:18 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/68/Edmonton_Federation_Cemetery.jpg

This is a pic of my home town and more or less the same view I had from my bedroom back at my old house.

I love Edmonton.

maxmordon
07-29-2008, 08:29 PM
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/rockwell.jpg

san_remo_ave
07-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Sorry, Sam Adams is brewed by Miller and Miller is a Canadian company.

Um... if this is the 'American' thread then that would count, wouldn't it? Or is this supposed to be the 'US' thread? To my way of thinking Canada and Mexico are part of North America, same as the US.

It'd be like saying the 'British' thread could only be about England and excluding the Scots and Welsh....

clockwork
07-29-2008, 08:38 PM
I love British weather! It's hot (but not roasting) in the summer and cold (but not Baltic) in the winter. It can be unpredictable and chaotic but my home town lies on a latitude higher than Moscow and just below Anchorage, Alaska and yet it doesn't drop to -40 C in the winter. Why? That wonderful Atlantic jet stream which keeps the winters nice and mild mild but still allows for the possibility of snowy goodness.

Only thing I hate is the wind which we get an annoying amount of. And living on the coast doesn't help with that either.

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 08:43 PM
Are you kidding? I love it when it's windy. I put on my trench coat and look all epic as I'm walking down the street and it's all billowing and such.

clockwork
07-29-2008, 08:48 PM
See, I don't own a trenchcoat. And I was actually talking about flatulence. ;)

Myasandar
07-29-2008, 08:50 PM
This is Portsmouth from where I live. That's the spinikker tower they spent millions on and we all moaned about it. I think the glass lift that is outside still doesn't work but since opening about 3 years ago it's been making a mint.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/gosport-3.jpg

This is the ferry I get on twice a week and the prices keep going up and up and up due to this ruddy fuel inflation thingymagoggy. I'm sure if the fat pockets went on a diet though they wouldn't have to. The Fat Pockets live in Canada btw so I blame them.

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/GosportFerries/SpiritGosport-060717-366_bg.jpg

This is Gosport during the war:

http://www.hants.org.uk/hchs/Gosport1941.jpg

This is an old Victorian fort in Gosport built when we thought the French would invade:

http://www.mygosport.org/images/forts/G_BROCK_19.jpg

And this is the Hightstreet and it is rubbish. They closed our bookshop down, booooo!!!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/30/Gosport_High_Street_2004.JPG/800px-Gosport_High_Street_2004.JPG

Verra boring.

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 08:59 PM
Um... if this is the 'American' thread then that would count, wouldn't it? Or is this supposed to be the 'US' thread? To my way of thinking Canada and Mexico are part of North America, same as the US.

It'd be like saying the 'British' thread could only be about England and excluding the Scots and Welsh....


Good point. I guess we can now start talking about Tim Hortons.

Richard

Mr Flibble
07-29-2008, 09:14 PM
Tbh it's not heat that's the problem - it's the damn humidity that comes woith it. And as it only happens a fortnight every year, we don't get the chance to get used to it. Nice at the beach today though:)

Hmm photos: On my way to work.
http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/lane.jpg

and five bonus points to anyone who correctly guesses what this is:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/shellysball.jpg

Answering ' a ball bearing in a walnut', while correct in local slang, will not win the points.

HeronW
07-29-2008, 09:14 PM
I adore Guinness and an irish Mist slingback...can I sneak in?

She_wulf
07-29-2008, 09:14 PM
There's plenty, just those nationally and internationally distributed have been purchased by foreign interests.
Yuengling or Leinenkugel's, both good American beers.

Priene
07-29-2008, 09:16 PM
Where does the quarterback stay when he's there?

He lives in a cul-de-sac near the Ring Road. The linebackers stay in a B&B on Hemel Hempstead Road. And the Nose Tackle works part-time in a Cash-and-Carry up by the Industrial Estate.

Deccydiva
07-29-2008, 09:19 PM
My wife's Irish (the in-laws live in Bray) and we all have many a conversation expressing astonishment at how anyone can afford to buy a house these days. Do I qualify? Oh, and I have family in Co. Limerick.
Bray - the first place I visited in Ireland! There's a great Indian restaurant on the sea front too, or at least it was there in October 2004!
House prices plummet if you get away from rail routes and other accessibility factors re Dublin. Where I live houses are pretty affordable 'cos there's nothing here!

Sophia
07-29-2008, 09:32 PM
and five bonus points to anyone who correctly guesses what this is:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n83/spinynorman_2006/shellysball.jpg

Answering ' a ball bearing in a walnut', while correct in local slang, will not win the points.

That's the Rising Universe fountain! Horsham is my home town. :) What a surprise seeing that in this thread!

ReallyRong
07-29-2008, 09:39 PM
Slough (pron. rhymes with cow), which inspired the poet laureate John Betjeman to pen "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough, it isn't fit for people now" and also inspired Ricky Gervais to write The Office. It's an inspirational kind of place I guess.

http://www.sloughheatandpower.co.uk/images/Aerial%20view%20of%20Slough%20Trading%20Estate%20a .JPG

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Um... if this is the 'American' thread then that would count, wouldn't it? Or is this supposed to be the 'US' thread? To my way of thinking Canada and Mexico are part of North America, same as the US.


No. Canadians are refered to as Canadians. Mexicans are refered to as Mexicans.

Because its generally agreed upon across the world that when you call someone an American you are refering to a person from the United States.

Unless, when everyone says they HATE America, you're willing to lump yourself into that category too.

Ageless Stranger
07-29-2008, 09:50 PM
Wow, interesting to see other parts of the islan for once. Portsmouth doesn't look so bad but Slough looks kinda. . .grey. Is that a recycling plant in the centre?

Edmonton has the dubious honour of being home to the largest incinerator in the UK and sometimes, if we're really lucky, the fumes waft over the town and it sticks like crap.
Explains the lack of tourism

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 09:50 PM
My wife's Irish (the in-laws live in Bray) and we all have many a conversation expressing astonishment at how anyone can afford to buy a house these days. Do I qualify? Oh, and I have family in Co. Limerick.Welcome and enjoy the stay. There are a few empty bar stools remaining. Pull one up to the bar and have a pint or ten.

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 09:51 PM
I adore Guinness and an irish Mist slingback...can I sneak in?Hello Heron. Anyone with a taste for Guinness is welcome.

Blondchen
07-29-2008, 09:51 PM
My friend paid an arm and a leg for their place in Lucan about 4 years ago and even that has appreciated. It reminds me of the Bay Area (where I'm from). I don't know how anyone can afford to buy there!

SpookyWriter
07-29-2008, 09:55 PM
I used to live in Portsmouth, er, Milton. So they finally finished that tower on the warf. If I remember correctly it is by the cimena?


This is Portsmouth from where I live. That's the spinikker tower they spent millions on and we all moaned about it. I think the glass lift that is outside still doesn't work but since opening about 3 years ago it's been making a mint.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/gosport-3.jpg

JLCwrites
07-29-2008, 09:56 PM
Obviously KTC is daring me to bring out the Canadian giant roadside weird things...

will settle for cracking open a new roll of duct tape (it comes in many designer colors now), the WD40, my winegums *snatches them away from turkey*, and using the letter 'u' in as many words as possible.

Sneaks back into the thread, duct tapes Mary to a moose, and snatches her winegums back.

Booze and candy! Yum!

Mr Flibble
07-29-2008, 10:04 PM
That's the Rising Universe fountain! Horsham is my home town. :) What a surprise seeing that in this thread!

Dang, that's five points I won't see again! Ok, have your points.

My little inbred place is one of the surrounding villages. I'm related to just about everyone who's lived there longer than oooh five years :)

nerds
07-29-2008, 10:15 PM
some Main Streets


Cold Spring, New York

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/9/92/300px-Main_Street,_Cold_Spring_NY.jpg




Paducah, Kentucky

http://www.cooltownstudios.com/images/ky-paducah.jpg




Fort Worth, Texas

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/426001209_f74c5fc5f0.jpg?v=0




Sharon, CT

http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/8761/mainstreetok9.jpg

Sophia
07-29-2008, 10:16 PM
Here are some pics from Hampshire, from the New Forest National Park, which is one of my favourite places, and from Eling:


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/95/256761585_e8c923b02a_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/elarasophia/256761585/)



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2229/2075774801_d373f45134_m.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/elarasophia/2075774801/)


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/314811507_7608ca8cc8_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/elarasophia/314811507/)


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/269391565_51ad717ce0_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/elarasophia/269391565/)

Ol' 61
07-29-2008, 10:17 PM
This is so wierd for me. I'm an American, but my dad was in the military, so I was born in...Canada. So is it unpatriotic of me to go visit the Canadians every once in a while? They've always been a friend to the US. And, uhm, my ancestry is British, Irish, Scots, Welsh...and a little bit of Cherokee. Gosh, and people wonder why I walk around in a perpetual state of confusion!

Did somebody say Tim Horton's? I'm so there.

Best American Band=Eagles
Best American author=Laura Ingalls Wilder
Best American actor=Harrison Ford

To name a few.

Sophia
07-29-2008, 10:19 PM
My little inbred place is one of the surrounding villages.

If you say Broadbridge Heath, I think a jaw-drop smiley will be called for!

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 10:21 PM
Each country has its own identity and I can appreciate the best of each, while remaining patriotic. I don't hate Americans or anyone else.

Vive la difference, I say!

ReallyRong
07-29-2008, 10:22 PM
Welcome and enjoy the stay. There are a few empty bar stools remaining. Pull one up to the bar and have a pint or ten.

I'm off outside for a smoke. In my experience of pubs in Bray that's where the real party is likely to be going on!

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-29-2008, 10:24 PM
I'm not Canadian. I have never been to Canada. I got close to it once... had to go to Rochester and Webster, New York.

But I love the pics! And most of the people who claim to be Canadian... can I visit? I'll even bring duct tape!

Mr Flibble
07-29-2008, 10:25 PM
If you say Broadbridge Heath, I think a jaw-drop smiley will be called for!

No, Barns Green, but I'm off to the Shelley for a beer later.....

Shadow_Ferret
07-29-2008, 10:27 PM
This is so wierd for me. I'm an American, but my dad was in the military, so I was born in...Canada. So is it unpatriotic of me to go visit the Canadians every once in a while? They've always been a friend to the US. And, uhm, my ancestry is British, Irish, Scots, Welsh...and a little bit of Cherokee. Gosh, and people wonder why I walk around in a perpetual state of confusion!

That's what being American is all about. A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

The melting pot. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses urinating to pee free.

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 10:28 PM
People with duct tape are always welcome in Canada, provided they plan to use their tape for good and not evil.

Come anytime but if you want to see the real Canada, come on up around mid-February.

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 10:29 PM
A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

The melting pot.


I hate fondue

Richard

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-29-2008, 10:30 PM
Half Irish, half Scot here. I'll just get me a booth in the back in the corner in the dark and order me up an Irish whiskey... the water of life!

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 10:32 PM
Now that's just nasty. You tryna kill the old girl?
I's only funnin'. She might be ol' but she ain't stoopid.

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-29-2008, 10:34 PM
http://customersrock.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/american-flag.jpg

III
07-29-2008, 10:34 PM
Who's the greatest American actor?
Who's the greatest American film director?
Who's the greatest American rock and roll band?
Who's the greatest America author?

My list may be more "American Iconic" than "greatest":

Actor - Robert DeNiro
Director - Steven Spielberg
Rock Band - Aerosmith
Author - Stephen King

dpaterso
07-29-2008, 10:35 PM
Warm dry bright morning. Dull torrential rain afternoon. Golden sunshine in the evening. Simply marvellous.

View from kitchen window, looking back over my shoulder (damn phone lines!):

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u62/dpat57/kitchenwindow.jpg

When my eyes get tired looking at the laptop screen, I get them back into focus by watching the hills.

Some very nice pics above! Ta for sharing. :)

-Derek

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-29-2008, 10:37 PM
I appreciate the Colonel trying to protect me and I acknowledge Caro's teasin'. I AM old... but, you're right, I ain't stoopid! :) None o' y'all wanna come down to Oklahoma right now, do you? It's only 105! :)

petec
07-29-2008, 10:38 PM
OK you guys
I am a brit but I live in France
Is there anyone else there. :partyguy:

Ol' 61
07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm an American military brat born in Newfoundland. I live less than an hour away from the Canadian border. I have been to Toronto, London, Brantford, Niagara Falls and Orillia. I have a Canadian birth certificate. I have often threatened to move to Canada if the current presidential election doesn't go the way I think it should. I have not made good on this threat because it's hard enough for me to get to work on time without having to cross the border. I love ketchup-flavored potato chips. I love Tim Horton's. I have the same birthday as Wayne Gretzky. In my CD collection, you will find Blue Rodeo, Luke Doucet and Ron Sexsmith. In my book collection, you will find not all, but a majority of Lynn Johnston "For Better Or For Worse" collections.

Can I play, too?

Ol' Fashioned Girl
07-29-2008, 10:46 PM
I love 'For Better or For Worse'!

Seaclusion
07-29-2008, 10:49 PM
I live in the US but ate french bread once.

Richard

Ol' 61
07-29-2008, 10:51 PM
Each country has its own identity and I can appreciate the best of each, while remaining patriotic. I don't hate Americans or anyone else.

Vive la difference, I say!

That reminds me of a bumper sticker from long ago: "I'm not prejudiced. I hate everyone equally."

And I spelled weird wrong. Pathetic for an English major, eh? (Sorry, I just went to visit the Canadians...)

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 10:53 PM
I appreciate the Colonel trying to protect me and I acknowledge Caro's teasin'. I AM old... but, you're right, I ain't stoopid! :) None o' y'all wanna come down to Oklahoma right now, do you? It's only 105! :)
105 degrees??!!! You realize you're in the Canadian thread and, to a Canadian, 105 means the lakes boil and trees spontaneously combust. Around these parts, you mean 30 degrees Celsius.

Right now, in my town, it's a lovely 22 degrees C (about 71 degrees American).

petec
07-29-2008, 10:53 PM
I drink red
P.S. how do I add an image

CaroGirl
07-29-2008, 10:55 PM
I live almost right on the Ontario/Quebec border and speak a version of bad French. I've been to Paris where I was ridiculed for my bad French by the guy at the Metro ticket kiosk.