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Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:21 AM
Want to share something that doesn't deserve its own thread and doesn't belong in someone else's? Don't be a hijacker or a boardhog, just post it here. If you want. If you don't...well...as the title says, "whatever."

dclary
01-23-2007, 12:22 AM
My puppy is doing SO much better on steroids. He's actually very buff now, too. LOL.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 12:23 AM
My company has been planning it's "holiday dinner" for a few days now and they finally decided on a date. I learned that that is the same date my 6-year-old son is going rollerskating with his class and he asked me to come.

So I put in for a vacation day.

And now work thinks I just made up some lame excuse to get out of the dinner.

:tongue

giftedrhonda
01-23-2007, 12:24 AM
My undies were made in Bangledesh. Er, however that's spelled.

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 12:24 AM
My oldest sister frustrates me no end, and I'd love to rub dirt in her face. On the bright side, I got the chance to explain publishing to my Mom this weekend, after she proudly told me her oldest daughter is vanity pubbing a text book and will "make millions" selling it on the internet.

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 12:24 AM
Er, however that's spelled.

You're right, it's U-N-D-I-E-S.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:25 AM
Ferret, you might not ever live it down, either.
People remember stuff like that. I worked with a guy that notoriously always have "appointments" in the afternoon on days that we have team functions. I tell you what everyone of us knew that as soon as he saw the date of the team happy hour/meeting, he was on the phone fast as he could making plans to be somewhere else! :)

WerenCole
01-23-2007, 12:26 AM
I actually have a thread for this that has no other purpose except to "never die."

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 12:27 AM
Whatever. :tongue

ETA: My whatever was actually meant for Trish, but I think it works for werencole, too.

WildScribe
01-23-2007, 12:27 AM
I had a miserable night last night, and it is infecting my day today...

Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:30 AM
yes Weren...I know. But some of the longer threads with great big histories are great for the "gotta tell someone" stuff and sort of feel like the "home" thread to some people, but a lot of posters, (at least a few have mentioned to me) if they weren't here say when "the house of love" was created, don't feel comfortable jumping in 30,000 posts later, and "This Thread Shall Die" is sort of a home thread to some folks but it's hard to join in those running jokes etc for some people. This is the "info-dump alternative." ;)

Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:36 AM
My puppy is doing SO much better on steroids. He's actually very buff now, too. LOL.

your puppy if "buff" -- heehee :poke: - sorry, it just looks funny in my head, "that's one buff puppy, you got there, Dave."
eerr...No.

WerenCole
01-23-2007, 12:37 AM
Yeah. . . the aformentioned one that never dies is my "home thread" I guess. I tried th HOL when it came out, though it never really stuck with me. Not that I won't go make a quip in there every once and a while, it just isn't my first choice.


Hmmm, info dumping alternative? School is kicking my arse right now. . .

JoeEkaitis
01-23-2007, 12:46 AM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/Meanwhile/The_Boxer_and_the_Pussy_Cat.jpg

Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:48 AM
nice one, Joe.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 12:53 AM
My washing machine won't spin anymore.

Maryn
01-23-2007, 12:54 AM
The dentist was able to reschedule our son's appointment. He's so thrilled...

About that washer that won't spin: Just empty the wet clothes into a plastic laundry basket. The load shouldn't weigh more than about 60 pounds. Go outside and spin for a while, then return the clothes to the washer for the rinse cycle.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 12:55 AM
The dentist was able to reschedule our son's appointment. He's so thrilled...
Who is thrilled, the dentist or your son?

robeiae
01-23-2007, 12:56 AM
I can't lick my elbow.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 12:57 AM
Here's the first picture of the nephew/neice http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/twins.png

BottomlessCup
01-23-2007, 12:57 AM
I was watching an 80s sitcom on late-night TV a couple weeks ago and there was a throw-away joke about someone making out with "Sue Ellen Spikowski" back in high school.

It occured to me that, in TV shows and movies, the unseen high school love interest always has a name like that: a classic American first name and an alliterative, multisyllabic last name (and frequently Polish for some reason.) I have only anecdotal evidence, but you and I both know it's true.

Just a random thought... and I guess it makes sense. Names like that evoke a typical Midwestern girl-next-door. Innocent high school love, etc.

BUT! Then I realized ---- I lost my virginity to a girl named Mary Jo M-something-long-and-Polish-ski. Exactly one of those names. A prototypical sitcom high-school paramour.

It was kind-of a mid-f**k. Could it be a coincidence? That this random, odd writing trend I noticed was imitated exactly by my own real-life experience? Or are sitcom writers onto something? Did everyone mess around with a so-named girl in high school? Is that even possible? Are American-born girls of Polish ancestry more promiscuous than other girls? Or do they have a thing for bookish types?

A more sinister possibility crossed my mind: what if those writers aren't imitating lives like mine; what if I'm imitating sitcoms? Could I have subconsciously chosen to pursue this girl as a result of a joke Wesley made on "Mr. Belvedere" fifteen years ago?

Considering the effect media has on our speech and fashion choices, it seems entirely possible. Has anyone not felt their life begin to mirror a TV show and sorta "leaned into it?"

Obviously, this required a great deal of thought and drinking to work out.

Then I figured it out: I grew up in rural Wisconsin. All the girls have names like that.

Duh.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:02 AM
I just realized that Bottomless Cup is a guy.....

Stew21
01-23-2007, 01:03 AM
It still will require a great deal of drinking to work out Cup. I will begin that exercise in 1.5 hours, at which point I will be sitting in a tavern on a bar stool, smoking a Camel Light, drinking a beer of some random sort, and contemplating the name of the girl you lost it to, and whether you were influenced by a sitcom or a sitcom was influenced by you.
I'll let you know how it goes.


Edit: yep, PH...he's a guy and NOT bottomless, from what "MaryJo Mydoessheputoutski" said, he's got a nice ass. :P

TrainofThought
01-23-2007, 01:04 AM
I have wanted to take a self-defense class or Tai Kwon Do, but I havenít gotten around to signing up.

I skipped a family party yesterday saying I was sick so I could watch the Bearís game. I think my lie is coming true, or itís allergies.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 01:06 AM
I can't lick my elbow. me neither.

Del
01-23-2007, 01:07 AM
My washing machine won't spin anymore.

It's probably the timer control if it still agitates.

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 01:07 AM
I started watching Mission: Impossible Season 1 DVD's this weekend - very retro. Kinda cool, kinda silly.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 01:09 AM
HA! I saw that PH, I was going to tell you to quote what you were answering! heehee!

JoeEkaitis
01-23-2007, 01:09 AM
HOT BUTTERED CHEERIOS

Melt a half-stick of butter or margarine in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

Stir in 4 cups of Cheerios. Continue stirring until all of the butter or margarine is absorbed and a few Cheerios have turned golden brown. Pour into a heat-resistant bowl and serve.

BottomlessCup
01-23-2007, 01:09 AM
I just realized that Bottomless Cup is a guy.....

Seems only fair. Your new User Title just informed me that you're a girl.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 01:10 AM
My son and I took tai kwon do many years ago. He got bored and I didn't like going barefoot.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:10 AM
HA! I saw that PH, I was going to tell you to quote what you were answering! heehee!
yeah, i think that was best left untouched :D

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 01:10 AM
I love going barefoot. The first thing I take off every time I get home are my shoes.

The bra often follows :D

CaroGirl
01-23-2007, 01:11 AM
My son got an A on an art project today.

I'm trying to finish working out my final contract at my job, but the new trainee is so needy she won't let me leave before the very final day of the month. Let me go, my sister; let me go! (I like her v. much; she's a friend of mine.)

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 01:11 AM
Where did all you people come from? You weren't here a few minutes ago when my post would have been more relavent.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:11 AM
Seems only fair. Your new User Title just informed me that you're a girl.
;) i don't often act like one

TrainofThought
01-23-2007, 01:12 AM
My son and I took tai kwon do many years ago. He got bored and I didn't like going barefoot.I hate going barefoot. Forget about Tai Kwon Do.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:13 AM
I rarely wear shoes at home.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 01:13 AM
Try kung fu or some other Chinese martial art. They wear little slipper like shoes.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 01:13 AM
Um. Up until now I thought P.H. Delarran was a guy.

ETA: Darn, I should have quoted her post. Now she's deleted "or a bra." And I have no proof it ever was there.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:15 AM
Um. Up until now I thought P.H. Delarran was a guy.

ETA: Darn, I should have quoted her post. Now she's deleted "or a bra." And I have no proof it ever was there.

hehee
this does not surprise me

Ol' Fashioned Girl
01-23-2007, 01:19 AM
I need a nap.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Me too, ofg, perhaps I can combine the napping with the tavern sitting required by Bottomless Cup's ponderings.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 01:23 AM
just drink until you pass out and you've covered it alll.

robeiae
01-23-2007, 01:29 AM
me neither.That's because you're in St. Louis. If you were in Miami, you could.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 01:30 AM
that sounds safe. :)

that was to PH...lol


Rob, please explain.

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 02:01 AM
I am wondering if something which is 3 and a half feet long, 32 inches wide, and 18 inches deep will fit in my car.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 02:03 AM
I am wondering if something which is 3 and a half feet long, 32 inches wide, and 18 inches deep will fit in my car.

Aw now Kath, just last week we put that dead body errr... other thing in there, certainly this "whatever-it-is" will fit. :)

Del
01-23-2007, 02:04 AM
I am wondering if something which is 3 and a half feet long, 32 inches wide, and 18 inches deep will fit in my car.

Yes. However there could be question to if it will go through the door.

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 02:20 AM
Yes. However there could be question to if it will go through the door.

Well, it comes apart. Some of it. Can you guess what it is?

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 02:29 AM
I'm guessing the body of an adult male, slight build, with detachable limbs.

ETA: A really short adult male.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 02:46 AM
he wouldn't have to be very short if his limbs are detached. a three and a half foot torso would belong to a rather tall man.

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 02:56 AM
Why does everybody assume it's a man?

Del
01-23-2007, 02:56 AM
he wouldn't have to be very short if his limbs are detached. a three and a half foot torso would belong to a rather tall man.

No one ever said it was 3 1/2 feet AFTER the limbs were detached.

I've been looking for dwarf disassemble instructions on the web. You can find how to build an atom bomb but not how to dismantle a dwarf. Where are the priorities!!

JoeEkaitis
01-23-2007, 03:10 AM
Someone asked me if I could draw a picture of a tiger putting on a kangaroo costume.

http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/preview.jpg

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 03:17 AM
Can you draw a picture of a zebra wearing a tiger costume while putting on bunny slippers and a pink teddy?


Just askin'.

jennifer75
01-23-2007, 03:31 AM
If you live in L.A and have a book shelf you don't want, I DESPERATELY NEED A BOOK SHELF! Something small. oh maybe 4 feet tall, 2 1/2 wide. :)

I've tried Craigslist, ebay and Target/Walmart.com's and nothing I'm real interested in.

Southern_girl29
01-23-2007, 03:36 AM
I called in sick to work today, but I'm not sick. It's honestly the first time I've ever done that at this job, and I've been here for about seven years. I do have an excuse, though. My three-year-old was awake last night from midnight until 4 a.m., and I didn't sleep. I still feel guilty, though. Luckily, it wasn't a deadline day for us.

BottomlessCup
01-23-2007, 03:37 AM
If you live in L.A and have a book shelf you don't want, I DESPERATELY NEED A BOOK SHELF! Something small. oh maybe 4 feet tall, 2 1/2 wide. :)

I've tried Craigslist, ebay and Target/Walmart.com's and nothing I'm real interested in.


If you can wait two weeks, I might have something for you. But it's big. The bottom half is a chest of drawers, the top half is a bookshelf.

It's real wood, not that Sauder crap. It's in pretty good shape.

I have two of them and since I'll be living in a tiny closet, I need to lose one.

jennifer75
01-23-2007, 03:41 AM
If you can wait two weeks, I might have something for you. But it's big. The bottom half is a chest of drawers, the top half is a bookshelf.

It's real wood, not that Sauder crap. It's in pretty good shape.

I have two of them and since I'll be living in a tiny closet, I need to lose one.

I would love a huge bookshelf to load all kinds of crap on. BUT, I too live in a closet. :{ Thanks though!

writerterri
01-23-2007, 03:42 AM
The moon is made of cheese. Just ask my mouse.

jennifer75
01-23-2007, 03:43 AM
My three-year-old was awake last night from midnight until 4 a.m., and I didn't sleep.

Taking all of our day time energy isn't enough for them, they have to tap into our night time also. Gotta love'm!

robeiae
01-23-2007, 05:13 AM
Rob, please explain.Silly. How can you lick my elbow from St. Louis?

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 05:28 AM
I'm guessing the body of an adult male, slight build, with detachable limbs.

ETA: A really short adult male.

Wrong.

Okay, I'll tell you what the 3 and a half feet, 32 inch wide thing is--

It's a bureau. And it did NOT fit into my car. Well, just the drawers did.

C.bronco
01-23-2007, 05:34 AM
My little brother is in Japan. Fukuoka, Japan. He is great.

TrainofThought
01-23-2007, 06:04 AM
My sister-in-law has an outpatient procedure setup in a couple of weeks. Iím taking a personal day to watch my little buddy, Mr. Cool. He's a hat man and a Bears fan. :D

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m270/Train_of_Thought/Family/david_entrance3.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m270/Train_of_Thought/Family/David5.jpg

janetbellinger
01-23-2007, 06:06 AM
I could if my tongue was just about half an inch longer or my arm was half an inch shorter.


me neither.

BottomlessCup
01-23-2007, 10:19 AM
Silly. How can you lick my elbow from St. Louis?

I have a pretty good elbow-licking story.

I was going to tell it, but then I realized it involves another high school love interest, whose first name is Betsy and last name is Polish (although, it's neither long nor alliterative).

I think I'm losing it.

Quitting smoking was a bad idea.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 10:21 AM
You could always learn to juggle cigarettes with your elbows.

(congrats on quitting)

TsukiRyoko
01-23-2007, 11:10 AM
I've been burping a lot lately and my hip is killing me. Also, I need more bracelets. I'm up to 20 something, but I'm compelled to stuff more on my wrist. Only the good, hardy, durable ones though, because I never take them off. Ever. And Earth be damned should a cheap one break.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 03:35 PM
Silly. How can you lick my elbow from St. Louis?

good point. Have to get me a ticket to Miami.


but finding your elbow may take weeks. :shrug:

Bmwhtly
01-23-2007, 03:42 PM
Want to share something that doesn't deserve its own thread and doesn't belong in someone else's?Not particularly.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 03:45 PM
oh, meep off, Ben ;)


(did you stop by HOL? Is the coffee ready yet?)

Bmwhtly
01-23-2007, 03:58 PM
The pots on. Kathy's doing things with breakfast.

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 03:59 PM
The pots on. Kathy's doing things with breakfast.

I am????

Bmwhtly
01-23-2007, 04:06 PM
You're not making breakfast?
Fine I'll call for some take-out.

SASS!

hehehe

Stew21
01-23-2007, 04:17 PM
She'll love that. Sass starts her own business catering to other threads. heehee.

rhymegirl
01-23-2007, 04:30 PM
Yeah, why isn't she up yet? How are we supposed to eat breakfast when the cook isn't even up?

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 07:09 PM
I have an itch that won't go away.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 07:19 PM
well if it is a skin itch (because I suppose there are other kinds?) then you could just take an oatmeal bath.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 07:21 PM
I hate when people talk about itches because it makes me scratch.

Just like yawns are infectious, so too is itching.

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 07:21 PM
It's just this scar on my elbow - drives me nuts sometimes. Cocoa butter helps, and makes me smell like cocoa puffs all day long :) I just don't have any with me.

It's gonna be a long, itchy day.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 07:24 PM
It's just this scar on my elbow - drives me nuts sometimes. Cocoa butter helps, and makes me smell like cocoa puffs all day long :) I just don't have any with me.

It's gonna be a long, itchy day.

put something cold on it.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 08:05 PM
My dachshund, Stanley, just bit the heck out of my finger. It hurts like a sonofagun.
Little turd is gonna be in a wienie wrap if he keeps this up.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 08:07 PM
Mmm. Cocopuffs.

Cat Scratch
01-23-2007, 08:10 PM
I should have put my ceiling rant here, rather than using a whole thread.

Consider me learned. (That's learn-ed, as in Shakespeare's time.)

Cat Scratch
01-23-2007, 08:10 PM
How come sometimes when I post my post count doesn't go up?

Stew21
01-23-2007, 08:11 PM
Because post counts don't go up in OP or TIO.

Shadow_Ferret
01-23-2007, 08:12 PM
Yeah, you have to post in a real forum for the numbers to advance.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 08:12 PM
I should have put my ceiling rant here, rather than using a whole thread.

Consider me learned. (That's learn-ed, as in Shakespeare's time.)

ah man I thought you meant, "we learned her good, din't we, Dinko!" "Sure did learn'er good, Haas. hehheh<hack, cough, spit>heh"

Cat Scratch
01-23-2007, 08:15 PM
Yes, that too.

And gosh, something I didn't know (about the post count)! I'm twice learned on this thread alone!

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 09:09 PM
Once leaked on, Twice learned :D

Or wait, you got leaked on twice . . . so you still got one more learnin' thing to get 'round to today in order to stay ahead.

JoeEkaitis
01-23-2007, 09:43 PM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/Meanwhile/tempbear.jpg

Stew21
01-23-2007, 10:06 PM
Dress Code (a sort of stretched out 5-5-7-7-5 haiku)

black nylon stretching
on plump drumstick thighs
short skirt bobbing from bottom
with flap-slap giggle - a hen
doing the hula.


eta: if you can't tell someone in my office is wearing a too short skirt, and this certainly doesn't belong in the poetry forum. Sorry.

MidnightMuse
01-23-2007, 10:10 PM
I watched another 4 episodes of Mission: Impossible, Season 1 last night and couldn't help but laugh every time one of them did that classic "karate chop" move to knock someone out during a fight, or when they'd sneak up and have to hit them.

Funny how this silly chop to a guy's shoulder was supposed to render someone unconscious, and not even bruise the chopper's hand.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 10:15 PM
I watched a show onthe science channel about the science of fighting and it examined several different forms of fighting to determine which one could accomplish certain things. Of all of the fighters, with a direct hit to a face (on a dummy, that would register speed, force, etc of the punch) it was the boxer who could do the knock out - not tae kwon do, judo, etc) interesting program.

wyntermoon
01-23-2007, 10:24 PM
My coffeemaker broke this morning. I've been chewing on grounds all day but it's not working.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 10:32 PM
maybe if you put some coffee grounds between your lip and gums and treat it like a dip of tobacco, it'll give you the desired effect?

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 10:45 PM
Typing with a swollen, throbbing middle finger is awkward.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 10:50 PM
I'm entirely too visual today. I'm imagining your middle finger being quite like the thumb in Another Roadside Attraction.

Stew21
01-23-2007, 11:20 PM
hehheh...CatScratch likes my haiku. :)

Jaycinth
01-23-2007, 11:20 PM
I've got a green pen.

P.H.Delarran
01-23-2007, 11:23 PM
Me too Jaycinth. Mine has a cool spiral twist of chrome wrapped around the end, for clipping on pockets. And a comfort grip pad.

WildScribe
01-23-2007, 11:29 PM
I have a 1000 word article to write today, and I don't really wanna. Oh, well, I took the job, I have to complete it on deadline. ;)

Del
01-23-2007, 11:52 PM
Do you ever feel invisible?

(sigh)

Stew21
01-23-2007, 11:53 PM
yes, and sometimes I prefer it that way.

JoeEkaitis
01-24-2007, 12:06 AM
Do you ever feel invisible?

(sigh)Every time I'm standing in line at the Post Office or the grocery store checkout, or the exact moment I switch on my turn signals.

Del
01-24-2007, 12:12 AM
Maybe we should start a thread.

:e2bummed:

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 12:13 AM
How does one start, see, or post in - an invisible thread?

Stew21
01-24-2007, 12:13 AM
Whatsa matta, del. sit a spell and tell us whats troublin ya.

WildScribe
01-24-2007, 12:14 AM
I feel invisible sometimes... I can also do it at will, though ;)

Del
01-24-2007, 12:29 AM
Oh, nuthin stew. Just life.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 12:32 AM
sorry, darlin.

Del
01-24-2007, 12:48 AM
thanks

Stew21
01-24-2007, 12:55 AM
Wanna hear some silly good news? Cat Scratch liked my dress code haiku and is publishing it in her Workplace Culture column.

:D

Del
01-24-2007, 01:21 AM
Cool. It is always nice to be appreciated. I think...can't say from experience though...(sigh)

Stew21
01-24-2007, 01:22 AM
oh man. so sad...now how are we supposed to get you out of this funk?

rhymegirl
01-24-2007, 01:23 AM
How does one start, see, or post in - an invisible thread?

Like THIS.

Cat Scratch
01-24-2007, 01:23 AM
Do you ever feel invisible?

(sigh)

Who said that?

Del
01-24-2007, 01:26 AM
Like THIS.

I just used that white on white in another thread. I don't think they caught on.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 01:37 AM
Well, Del! You can't complain about being invisible if you type white on white! :)

rhymegirl
01-24-2007, 01:47 AM
Cool. It is always nice to be appreciated. I think...can't say from experience though...(sigh)

I appreciate you. You're helping to make this thread fun. :)

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 01:49 AM
I'm getting a hair cut after work today - gonna try something different, insofaras, with naturally curly hair, there's only so much different one can do!

Maybe tomorrow I'll WISH I was invisible! :D

Jaycinth
01-24-2007, 01:52 AM
Sometimes my cell phone rings.

Sometimes there are people in the grocery store.

Leah J. Utas
01-24-2007, 01:54 AM
I tried to give someone a rep point, but it wasn't allowed.
Does that make me disreputable?

Stew21
01-24-2007, 01:56 AM
maybe you already gave that person a rep on that post? that's usually the only thing that would bump it back to you?
Unless you tried to rep someone who's banned?

Del
01-24-2007, 01:57 AM
Well, Del! You can't complain about being invisible if you type white on white! :)

It was a creative endeavor. Not my common method. :)

Del
01-24-2007, 01:57 AM
I appreciate you. You're helping to make this thread fun. :)

:e2cry: gosh. I'm gonna get misty.

JoeEkaitis
01-24-2007, 01:58 AM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/%27%27Gulliver%20Mouse%27%27%20illustrations/eat_a_horse.gif

Slowly, I crawled in the horse's direction, licking my chops and thinking about those scones with marmalade
in order that I might drool a bit for the sake of dramatic effect.

Del
01-24-2007, 02:03 AM
Joe, I've enjoyed your art. I assume it's yours. But that one is just weird.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 02:04 AM
I also really appreciate the picture breaks throughout the thread! Thanks Joe!

rhymegirl
01-24-2007, 02:07 AM
I need someone to wash my dishes. Where is Chris????

Stew21
01-24-2007, 02:09 AM
I need someone to make my dinner. where's Ben?

rhymegirl
01-24-2007, 02:13 AM
I tried to give someone a rep point, but it wasn't allowed.
Does that make me disreputable?

Two things:
I just realized that your username is Sagittarius backwards.

Is there still a time limit for giving out rep points? Like, didn't we used to have to stop after a certain number and wait til the next day?

rhymegirl
01-24-2007, 02:14 AM
I need someone to make my dinner. where's Ben?

He might be in bed by now. It's late over there.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 02:32 AM
WAKE UP BEN!


*hmm...don't think that really works, eh?*

Leah J. Utas
01-24-2007, 02:39 AM
Stew21, it was my very first attempt at a rep point ever. The intended recipient is a member in good standing.
Rhymegirl, yes it is. Not my most original moment, but I like the way it sounds.

JoeEkaitis
01-24-2007, 02:48 AM
Joe, I've enjoyed your art. I assume it's yours. But that one is just weird.Hint: It's from an unsold middle reader novel called Gulliver Mouse.

Del
01-24-2007, 02:52 AM
Yeah, I figured it was sumpin like that.

I used to draw...all the time. Then my drawing thumb met with an industrial accident and I couldn't hold a pencil for 3 years.

jennifer75
01-24-2007, 05:03 AM
I'm trying to write. I get a hundred words in if I'm lucky and I jump back into AW. Browse around for a second, see that there is nothing new for me to reply to, and continue writing. A few sentences. Back to AW. Repeat.

Anybody else with this problem?

Stew21
01-24-2007, 05:04 AM
well so far today I managed to write my six hundred words - but instead of in my novel they were in posts. here. so yea. I have that problem.
TOnight, when the kids go to bed, I'm hoping for a 1000 word night.
bed time can't get here soon enough. So if I could just make a request that no one say anything interesting for a while, so I won't feel like I'm missing anything, that would be great.
Thanks,
Trish

jennifer75
01-24-2007, 05:06 AM
I know. I'm waiting for the moment I can lock myself in my room, and write. Maybe 2000 words. Good luck!

Del
01-24-2007, 05:14 AM
I've only been here ummmmm...38 posts...average 3 posts per log in...38 divided by 3...

12 times. Play a game, check AW. Play another game. Check AW. Eat. Check AW. look at my WIP. Check AW. Read. Check AW. Check AW. Play a game. Check AW. Check AW. Check AW...

But I'm having an insecure day...

Usually I only log in 5 or 6 times a day.

jennifer75
01-24-2007, 05:17 AM
Alright, I'm just gonna minimize AW, that way it wont be so painful to actually open up the site. This way, I could accidentally click on the tab at the bottom, with all intentions on the dictionary . com tab right next to it. And heck, might as well look around while I'm "accidentall" there, right?

Del
01-24-2007, 05:50 AM
Ok. I'm going to try not to say something interesting...but I've been whacking myself for this for a long time. About 6 years ago...

I met Patricia Cornwell...

...and I didn't know it was her. :(

I entered the office building for about the 50th time. There was always someone at reception but I was late that day. The front door was opened. After 5? How odd.

I yelled "Hello?"

In a minute this woman comes down the curved stairs. Wow. Class act. I wonder why she is here?

We exchanged niceties as I handed her the envelope (Rush delivery) and I thanked her. She stood in the lobby and as I glanced through the door that closed behind me as I left, I threw a last thank you wave and she returned it and I assume went back up the stairs.

It wasn't til a bit later I noticed the signature matched the company name. Cornwell Enterprises. P. Cornwell...Cornwell Enterprises...P. Cornwell...(just read From Potter's Field) P. Cornwell Enterprises...classy lady on stairs...Picture on back of book...P. Cornwell Enterprises??? ARRRRGGGGGGGGG...

I'd been making deliveries to her office for a year and didn't know it was hers. Just as well. I'd have made a fool out of myself had I recognized her while we talked. In my ignorance I save face.

I was in the building(s) (she had two offices) only once more before she closed them and moved to Florida...so I hear.

Ok, yeah...I know. Whatever.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 05:55 AM
see...that's the kind of stuff that never happens to me (meet someone famous) but if it did, it would happen exactly like that.

Del
01-24-2007, 06:03 AM
I wonder who else I've met that I didn't know it was them.

I met Dan Blocker...but I knew it was him.

I just missed Johnny Cash at a friend's house.

Stephen King drove past my house but I didn't know he was there and he didn't know it was my house so...whatever. :)

moneyonthepage
01-24-2007, 06:37 PM
I just need a place to rant :rant: .

It is amazing how my spouse (to remain nameless in this post to avoid cursing said spouse out) rearranges schedules, to-do lists, christmas lists, shopping lists, cleaning and odds-n-ends items in order to accomplish spouse's wants and desires. I have been itching to work on my own stuff (bead work, reading, writing, quiet time) but never seem to catch the break. Yesterday was no exception and the bad day I had echoed through the evening when I got home from work. I work, spouse stays at home with the youngest, we have three. Some would say spouse has the hardest job, if that were true, the house would be cleaner, the laundry would be more of a small hill than Mt Fuji, and I wouldn't have to fight my way through the kitchen to get to the refridgerator. Lets add on that now spouse has an ear infection and has done nothing with it for four days. Finally last night spouse decides at 8:30pm to check out the urgent care. This of course after we were at Target and the youngest (8 months) vomits all over herself in the car seat in the store. Which then triggers the pimpled face security guard to follow me to the restroom where I intend to clean up my youngest and instead am interrogated as a common shop-lifter.... No, things are not well....

Thanks for having a place to get this out, T-Stew.

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 07:29 PM
see...that's the kind of stuff that never happens to me (meet someone famous) but if it did, it would happen exactly like that.

Scotty from Star Trek once pushed me out of his way - I didn't know he was behind me and he knocked me off balance to get by - but he's dead now so I guess I have to forgive the ...





jerk.

Bmwhtly
01-24-2007, 07:45 PM
WAKE UP BEN!Meh?

*scrolls*

Lunch? but it's nearly tea-time. how about tunch?
OK, I'll rassle up something and leave it in the fridge in HOL.

If you make the coffee.

Haggis
01-24-2007, 07:50 PM
Stephen King drove past my house but I didn't know he was there and he didn't know it was my house so...whatever. :)

I drove past his house once, and I'm pretty sure he didn't know it was me.

JoeEkaitis
01-24-2007, 07:53 PM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/%27%27Gulliver%20Mouse%27%27%20illustrations/adrift.gif

The minnow seemed to possess all the fighting spirit of a whale, even though it was but half my size.

Del
01-24-2007, 07:55 PM
I just need a place to rant :rant: .

Hire a housekeeper for a day or two to get the house back in order (damn the money, you'll feel so much better).

Tell spouse you need sometime alone or body parts might start showing up in the fridge.

Words to remember and use..."Deal with it!"

Write a letter to the Target corporate offices and tell them that the stress from the "embarrassment" of the "harassment" has caused you "grief" enough to seek medications and you would like to know who to send the bill to. Then give them your attorneys name and address.

Or there is the Jim Beam vacation. Take a Friday off. Rent a room. Get snockered all by your self while watching Orlando Bloom movies. Saturday, Treat yourself to a museum, a really good show, a walk in the park, and dinner at YOUR favorite place. Sunday, go home. Give everybody a hug and sit down and read the paper without answering any questions.

If neither of these work, consult the owners manual that was included with the marriage.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 08:00 PM
I'd like the Jim Beam vacation, please!

Del
01-24-2007, 08:00 PM
I drove past his house once, and I'm pretty sure he didn't know it was me.

Of course not. When you can't see over the steering wheel no one can see you either.

Haggis
01-24-2007, 08:03 PM
Of course not. When you can't see over the steering wheel no one can see you either.

:roll:

Del
01-24-2007, 08:03 PM
I'd like the Jim Beam vacation, please!

Sure Stew. Lets go get stewed.

moneyonthepage
01-24-2007, 08:15 PM
Words to remember and use..."Deal with it!"

If neither of these work, consult the owners manual that was included with the marriage.

Darn it!!! I never got the owner's manual!! I guess you don't get one when you elope.

I am going to have to start adding "Deal with it!" in my favorite phrases to use. I hear it a lot, I guess that should have been my first clue. :)

Anyone have Jim Bean's number????

moneyonthepage
01-24-2007, 08:16 PM
:roll:

I am joining Haggis on this one!!!!

Stew21
01-24-2007, 09:21 PM
I'm eating Cheddar Cheese Cracker Combos for lunch and drinking Coffee. that should take care of all of the vitamin C I need for the day.

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 09:42 PM
But how will you get your vitamin D ?

Stew21
01-24-2007, 09:43 PM
Diet Coke and Doritos...little later today.

Del
01-24-2007, 09:51 PM
Diet Coke and Doritos...little later today.

That should work. They both start with D.

Stew21
01-24-2007, 09:59 PM
that's sorta what I was figurin, too, Del.

moneyonthepage
01-24-2007, 10:07 PM
I want to know how she gets her Vitamin E???? :Shrug:

Stew21
01-24-2007, 10:10 PM
no you don't.


eta: I put Equal in my coffee....duh!

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 10:11 PM
Eel soup, bbq'ed sow's Ears and some Energy drinks

Stew21
01-24-2007, 10:13 PM
you forgot the EGGPLANT!~

Del
01-24-2007, 10:35 PM
EGGNOG with RUM!! (get in a bit of vitamin R)

Stew21
01-24-2007, 10:50 PM
and some Beer for vitamin B...I think I will call it my "New-Trish-in-all diet"

MidnightMuse
01-24-2007, 11:58 PM
I really want to buy a Rob Zombie CD, but every time I go look at them, all the warnings freak me out.

He's on the radio right now, and I'm beeboppin' :D

Stew21
01-24-2007, 11:59 PM
I have a gift card for some music to use. I just have to figure out what it is going to be...$75 worth of music....hmmm.... suggestions?

MidnightMuse
01-25-2007, 12:00 AM
Ooh, what do you like?

moneyonthepage
01-25-2007, 12:09 AM
Better check your collection...Oh Yea, you have the Bull Durham Soundtrack already...hmmmmmm;)

Shadow_Ferret
01-25-2007, 12:17 AM
I really want to buy a Rob Zombie CD, but every time I go look at them, all the warnings freak me out.

He's on the radio right now, and I'm beeboppin' :D

I have nearly all his CDs. The only one I play in the car with the kids is Educated Horses.

But its not like you can really understand his lyrics anyway. ;)

MidnightMuse
01-25-2007, 12:18 AM
But its not like you can really understand his lyrics anyway. ;)

True - they just make me beebopp :D I think I know the line: Living Dead Girl.

Yep, that's it - gonna go buy one this Friday !

Jaycinth
01-25-2007, 12:19 AM
4 stupid grapes. How did I think I'd be happy with 4 stupid grapes?

MidnightMuse
01-25-2007, 12:21 AM
3 yummy eggrolls (again)

robeiae
01-25-2007, 12:21 AM
How do you get your vitamin O, Trish?

Stew21
01-25-2007, 12:22 AM
one entire bag of combos - which is, according to the package, 9 servings. multiply the servings times the calories and fat per serving.....aaaand, I can't eat for the next two days.

Fabulous.

Stew21
01-25-2007, 12:24 AM
How do you get your vitamin O, Trish?

Would ze doktor care for a brandy before retiring?
No thank you. Frau Bleuker.
Perhaps some Varm Milk?
No. nothing.
OVALTINE?
no nothing thank you.
Zin I vill just say "good night."
Good NIGHT, Frau Bleuker!

Shadow_Ferret
01-25-2007, 12:26 AM
True - they just make me beebopp :D I think I know the line: Living Dead Girl.

Yep, that's it - gonna go buy one this Friday !

That's off of Hellbilly Deluxe. Good album. Also has Superbeast on it. Another hopping hepcat tune.

moneyonthepage
01-25-2007, 12:33 AM
Trish, you never cease to amaze me with your movie knowledge...LOL

Freckles
01-25-2007, 12:40 AM
I'm trying to do the newest freelance assignment! ;)

JoeEkaitis
01-25-2007, 12:41 AM
Almost Movie Theater Popcorn

requires a West Bend Stir Crazy cornpopper

Plug in the popper and allow it to heat for 1 minute. Add a stick (1/4 lb.) of Nucoa margarine. As soon as the sizzling stops, pour in 2/3 cup of popcorn (1/2 cup of gourmet popping corn like Orville Redenbacher). Immediately put on the dome and let 'er pop until the popping stops.

It ain't healthy but it sure is good. Already salted, too! :)

Stew21
01-25-2007, 12:43 AM
Trish, you never cease to amaze me with your movie knowledge...LOL

You flatter me, but you haven't seen what Robeiae can do...I do believe that if he and I ever got together for a drink, we would carry on an entire conversation in movie quotes...and he would win, out-quote me. He's not the Emperor for nuthin.
:)

Shadow_Ferret
01-25-2007, 01:04 AM
Nucoa margarine.

I love my stircrazy. What is Nucoa margarine?

We usually use a quarter cup of coconut oil. A cup of popping corn. Then when it's done I pour 3/4s of stick of melted butter on it and salt to taste.

JoeEkaitis
01-25-2007, 02:34 AM
I love my stircrazy. What is Nucoa margarine?The last of the dairy-free all-vegetable oil margarines. Most other brands have become "spreads" with as little as 48% vegetable oil and the remaining margarines contain whey or other milk products.

It doesn't burn or lose its flavor at frying temperatures. Your local grocer probably has it.

MidnightMuse
01-25-2007, 02:48 AM
Dang, I gotta get some of that - do you know how hard it is to find dairy-free stuff?

P.H.Delarran
01-25-2007, 04:40 AM
We usually use a quarter cup of coconut oil. A cup of popping corn. Then when it's done I pour 3/4s of stick of melted butter on it and salt to taste.
I just gained three pounds reading this.
I like parmesan and garlic butter on my popcorn.

Del
01-25-2007, 04:46 AM
I just gained three pounds reading this.
I like parmesan and garlic butter on my popcorn.

Great. Just don't brhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeath my way. 'K? ;)

P.H.Delarran
01-25-2007, 04:49 AM
Fine Delarege, be that way. Guess you don't want any?
It's tasty tasty....

WildScribe
01-25-2007, 06:53 AM
My husband asked for a tissue. I said I didn't have any. He said "What's that?" I jokingly got up, walked across the house, and brought him one. He said: That's more like it.

Yes, he was joking, but he still got smacked. Next time he can get his own damn tissue!! ;)

limitedtimeauthor
01-25-2007, 06:59 AM
Have no idea what you guys have been talking about. But this is the "Whatever" thread, so here goes:

I cannot believe I missed the whole PHENTERMINE thread. Spam never was so entertaining!

O.K., thanks. Back to popcorn, or tissues, or WHATEVER...

ltd.

tjwriter
01-25-2007, 03:39 PM
This is the Whatever thread right? So I can vent to high heaven and everyone will respond with, "Whatever."


Stupid party supply company! I ordered stuff, they said they sent the right stuff, and I got the wrong stuff. If I have to pay shipping to send back their crap..... I even paid 3 day shipping so I could have it well before her party. They got the personalized banner right, but no, they have to send me the autograph photo frame instead of the signature plate, which cost freakin' $35 anyway!

I'm either going to melt into a big pile-o-goo or explode like a recipe gone wrong. I have figured out which yet.

Bmwhtly
01-25-2007, 03:56 PM
I have a gift card for some music to use. I just have to figure out what it is going to be...$75 worth of music....hmmm.... suggestions?I hear good things about Amy Winehouse' new album.
I recently got Costello Music from the Fratellis, it's really good if you like that kind of thing.

For a slightly bizarre but thoroughly enjoyable album, how about the Live Lounge Album?

I was gonna provide links to them all, but it turns out I couldn't be bothered.

rhymegirl
01-25-2007, 04:23 PM
...I do believe that if he and I ever got together for a drink, we would carry on an entire conversation in movie quotes...

I can do that, too. :wag:

Bmwhtly
01-25-2007, 04:25 PM
I can do that, two. :wag:me three.

rhymegirl
01-25-2007, 04:33 PM
Okay, so Trish, Rob, Ben and I will get together for drinks and talk in movie quotes.

Trish: Yo, Rob!

Rob: Are you talking to me? Are you talking to ME?

Kathy: Life is like a box of chocolates.

Ben: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.

Bmwhtly
01-25-2007, 04:36 PM
Ben: Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.I'm glad I got this one. Thanks Kath!

MidnightMuse
01-25-2007, 07:23 PM
Okay, so I'm driving in to work this morning - it's still dark and all - and ahead of me is this mini van with one of those DVD players hanging down from the top. They've got some movie playing, I'm not exactly sure what it was but I can tell you it wasn't cartoons.

And I'm staring at it !

We're driving along at 70mph (in a 60-zone) and I'm staring at this thing, watching the movie !! I finally realized what I was doing and changed lanes, then noticed the guy in front of me now was also looking over and watching the movie as he drove.

Those things are dangerous! Thank goodness they weren't playing any porn, I'd probably still be driving along behind them :D

Del
01-25-2007, 08:04 PM
Thank goodness they weren't playing any porn, I'd probably still be driving along behind them :D


OOoooo, you little tigerbunny. You make me...grrrowwweellll purrrr.


Now I need a cold shower. :e2shower:

JoeEkaitis
01-25-2007, 08:27 PM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/Another_pot_of_inspiration.gif

Another Pot of Inspiration

Joe Ekaitis, digital
gift of the artist

Del
01-25-2007, 08:32 PM
Wow, I didn't know cartoons took breaks between scenes.

JoeEkaitis
01-25-2007, 08:55 PM
Wow, I didn't know cartoons took breaks between scenes.Not between scenes.

http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/the_rewrite.gif

Between chapters. :)

jennifer75
01-25-2007, 10:16 PM
Those things are dangerous! Thank goodness they weren't playing any porn, I'd probably still be driving along behind them :D

:roll:

Stew21
01-26-2007, 01:23 AM
uh....what'd I miss?

P.H.Delarran
01-26-2007, 01:37 AM
uh....what'd I miss?
apparantly not porn.

erotica-on-audio-book might be a little safer.

moneyonthepage
01-26-2007, 01:39 AM
Those things are dangerous! Thank goodness they weren't playing any porn, I'd probably still be driving along behind them :D

If it is any consolation, I have had the same thing happen and I am with you on the porn too... :D

Stew21
01-26-2007, 01:40 AM
apparantly not porn.

erotica-on-audio-book might be a little safer.

(this message will be deleted in 5...4...3...) blip....gone.

P.H.Delarran
01-26-2007, 01:47 AM
if that's a hint ... whatever.


:D

Stew21
01-26-2007, 01:48 AM
I'll whisper it...just one more time...now pay attention...

it said, "it's only safe if you can drive one handed."

moneyonthepage
01-26-2007, 02:17 AM
The glow in the darks may be another hazard...

Del
01-26-2007, 02:19 AM
You are all worrying needlessly. You only need to drive with your eyes shut and you won't see any of them.

jennifer75
01-26-2007, 03:53 AM
I'll whisper it...just one more time...now pay attention...

it said, "it's only safe if you can drive one handed."

Shame on me for not saying it first.

Stew21
01-27-2007, 07:18 PM
HAPPY WEEKEND!!

Bravo
01-27-2007, 07:22 PM
I'll whisper it...just one more time...now pay attention...

it said, "it's only safe if you can drive one handed."

well, you wont be able to drive if you go blind.

startwearingpurple
01-28-2007, 01:05 AM
I just had what was possibly the worst day I can remember ever having and I want to sleep but I cant, I want to draw but I'm to frustrated and keep stabbing at my page, I want my parents to stop asking why Im upset but that would involve telling them about my love life which I would really prefere to not do, I have a headache and should really stop looking at the computer screen because it cant be helping but I'm bored and really dont want to read, draw, write, watch tv or listen to music and so the computer is the answer, i would really like to be talking to my friends right now but they're all busy with thier boy/girlfriends,bands,general life or their own problems and dont want to listen to me complaining and I read this whole thread and actually had to stop and think 'why would you go blind from driving with one hand?' - ok my rants over thanks for listening

startwearingpurple
01-28-2007, 01:06 AM
oh and did i mention im a teenager-you'd never have guessed huh?!?

JoeEkaitis
01-28-2007, 01:23 AM
YUM! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070126/od_nm/malaysia_python_dc_1)

Del
01-28-2007, 01:33 AM
and actually had to stop and think 'why would you go blind from driving with one hand?' - ok my rants over thanks for listening

It isn't the driving hand that causes it. :D

ETA: "Don't do that...you'll go blind."

September skies
01-28-2007, 01:40 AM
i just got back from the east coast where i got to stand in falling snow on the beach -- awesome experience! (and only the third time in my life to be where falling snow is)

plus i got treated to the most impressive drumline performance i have ever heard -- and i got to give a journalism presentation to a classroom full of young writers. :)

startwearingpurple
01-28-2007, 02:14 AM
haahaa ya I got that Delarge but I was shamed that I had to think before realising what it was you were all talking about, and snow on a beach wow I'd love to see that, It never snows here ive only ever seen snow twice and even then its not real snow its like... sludge.. and it melts in like and hour maybe less

Del
01-28-2007, 02:36 AM
I miss snow. I don't miss cold. Sludge is the worst. Beaches look better in sunshine.

startwearingpurple
01-28-2007, 03:18 AM
you know I'm 16 years old 17 real soon and I've never made a snowman .... and I love the beach mmmm the sea and swimming and surfing I dont like gravel beachs though I would love to see a real white sand beach, the ones here(Ireland) are all ...... not white sand

Gabriel
01-28-2007, 04:03 AM
Scooping up the poop, scooping up the poop, la da da da da da da, scooping up the poop.

Del
01-29-2007, 08:45 AM
I'm just really...you know? What ever.

JoeEkaitis
01-29-2007, 09:05 AM
http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/Meanwhile/Wolf_cries_boy.jpg

Bmwhtly
01-29-2007, 02:46 PM
It's Monday morning.

WHY?!

MidnightMuse
01-29-2007, 07:35 PM
Not only is it Monday - but I've already received an email from my mother asking me why her printer isn't working.

It's gonna be a long week.

Stew21
01-29-2007, 07:57 PM
Monday Morning:
4 year old cries because we have to turn off Power Rangers so I can get them to daycare and get to work.
Running Late to work anyway...so speeding. It doesn't help.
1 interview half an hour early.
1 interview on time.
1 interview had a cancellation, need to fill the slot, rearrange the conference room schedules.
1 panel interview to be rescheduled because one person declined.
Two declined interviews of people expecting calls today. Not declined until this morning.
My coffee is cold.
And it's just now 10 AM.


happy freakin Monday.

Bmwhtly
01-29-2007, 08:07 PM
Monday Morning:
4 year old cries because we have to turn off Power Rangers so I can get them to daycare and get to work. They still show that show?


Running Late to work anyway...so speeding. It doesn't help.Scofflaw! Officer, your well within your rights to Tase her.


1 interview half an hour early.
1 interview on time.
1 interview had a cancellation, need to fill the slot, rearrange the conference room schedules.
1 panel interview to be rescheduled because one person declined.
Two declined interviews of people expecting calls today. Not declined until this morning.Don't you just hate people?


My coffee is cold. your just being picky now.

And it's just now 10 AM.:D it's now after 16 o'clock.

happy Monday.That's the spirit; chin up. Merry Monday!

Stew21
01-29-2007, 08:12 PM
*wondering if Ben's comments took more time or coming up with new names for me on each quote did.*

September skies
01-29-2007, 08:33 PM
sounds like Ben is a Trishaholic (in a good way)

MidnightMuse
01-30-2007, 12:12 AM
Watching the old Mission Impossible season 1 DVDs I'm struck with an odd feeling of "weird". I didn't realize how effeminate actors were in the 60's, forgot about the lame "fight" scenes and how sorry a slow-motion fall down a short flight of stairs, where the actor clearly has to keep forcing himself to roll because gravity isn't doing it, looks. And the famous "karate chop" to the neck renders a man completely unconscious.

Poor Mr. Briggs had to destroy his own tapes, where Mr. Phelps had them self destruct.

And the smoking ! My Lord, the smoking.

jennifer75
01-30-2007, 01:48 AM
This morning as I drove out of my parking lot I passed a couple of women going through some books on the trunk of their car. I had the overwhelming urge to stop and ask them if they were planning on throwing them away and that I'd take them.

I didn't though.

P.H.Delarran
01-30-2007, 08:29 AM
I visited a friend today who let her pigmy goat wander freely on her property. She followed me everywhere.
baahhhh

JoeEkaitis
01-30-2007, 08:03 PM
Yes, there really is a Red Fox Squirrel.

http://us-p.vclart.net/vcl/Artists/Joe-Ekaitis/foxsqrl.gif

No, it doesn't eat rabbits.

MidnightMuse
01-30-2007, 08:30 PM
I'm hungry. No, not for rabbit stew.

Or Yak.

Ooh, I have a granola bar . . .

jennifer75
01-30-2007, 09:21 PM
Has anybody seen that sad Pedigree Dog Food commercial on TV?

It is sooooooooooooo sad, I got teary eyed.

The one where it starts with images of caged dogs, happily wagging their tails, and the narrator says "I know how to play, I know how to fetch, I know how to sit, I know how to roll over, what I don't know is how I ended up in here".... It's so sad!

Pedigree donates a dollar to animal adoption services for each Pedigree purchase in stores. Kudos to them.

Del
01-30-2007, 09:59 PM
It's quite clever actually. Go for the sympathy sale (current customers won't mind a bit), keep the dog population as high as they can. It isn't like that dollar isn't built into the price.

Sorry, I've just never known business to have a heart.

What they are doing isn't a bad thing, don't misunderstand me. I like animals. And to promote adoption saves many animals from euthanasia.

If they donated that money to an effort for free neutering/spaying then I'd tip my hat to them. Where as adopted animals are neutered/spayed, if there was encouragement for everyone to have their pet neutered/spayed there would be fewer animals needing adoption/euthanized.

They are pumping out the bilge but they aren't doing anything to plug the leak.

DragonHeart
01-30-2007, 10:01 PM
I hate that commercial. Absolutely hate seeing animals in places like that.

I'm just glad they haven't done one for cats or I might well have to drive over to the local shelter and adopt every cat there. Which I'm sure my mom wouldn't be too happy about.

Speaking of driving, I almost forgot to activate my new debit card. I probably should since my old one expires tomorrow and I desperately need to gas up my car.

jennifer75
01-30-2007, 10:07 PM
So true! What can I say, I'm a sucker. But you are right, put those dollars in to spaying and neutering.

But, I even cry when I watch the Dog Whisperer sometimes. So that should tell you.


It's quite clever actually. Go for the sympathy sale (current customers won't mind a bit), keep the dog population as high as they can. It isn't like that dollar isn't built into the price.

Sorry, I've just never known business to have a heart.

What they are doing isn't a bad thing, don't misunderstand me. I like animals. And to promote adoption saves many animals from euthanasia.

If they donated that money to an effort for free neutering/spaying then I'd tip my hat to them. Where as adopted animals are neutered/spayed, if there was encouragement for everyone to have their pet neutered/spayed there would be fewer animals needing adoption/euthanized.

They are pumping out the bilge but they aren't doing anything to plug the leak.

Stew21
01-30-2007, 10:12 PM
My right sock keeps falling down and bunching up in my shoe. The left one is fine. god is that annoying...


ok, you may proceed with the doggy commercial discussion now.

jennifer75
01-30-2007, 10:13 PM
the droopy sock thing always happens with boots, I've noticed. That is a real pain.

MidnightMuse
01-30-2007, 10:15 PM
Throw the offending sock away! I can't stand that feeling of a bunched-up sock in my shoe - argh! I'd rather step in cat vomit in my bare feet in the middle of the night than walk around with a sock bunched up in my shoe.


Now my feet itch.

Stew21
01-30-2007, 10:18 PM
Do you think anyone at work will notice that I only have one sock on, MidnightMuse? I mean...just throw it away and walk around with one sock on the rest of the day? You know it's like 20 degrees here today? I'm not sure I can throw the sock away right now (or want to.) but yes, I HATE bunched up socks...it makes me insane. I'm about half way there right now.

MidnightMuse
01-30-2007, 10:19 PM
Got any duct tape?

Del
01-30-2007, 10:22 PM
The left one is fine. god is that annoying...


Easy fix, Trish. If you stretch out the elastic it will fall down too.

Stew21
01-30-2007, 10:24 PM
Re: duct tape:
ooh, good idea! One time my pantleg hem came unstitched. it was driving me crazy, just enough out that the bottom was uneven, so I turned the hem up, and taped it in place. It was just a temporary fix while I was at work...made it through the day less annoyed, fixed the hem later.
However, I'm not sure how much I would enjoy duct tape on my skin...I'll have to consider this alternative. Take the lesser of the evils: duct tape residue around my calf vs. pulling up my sock every 2 freaking minutes.

Yup! Where's the duct tape?

Re: stretching out the other sock: not a chance. the thought of having to pull up both socks every two minutes makes me want to hurt someone.