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rhymegirl
11-28-2009, 01:47 AM
OMG! Boston looks scary!

slcboston
11-28-2009, 01:51 AM
:roll:

I'm not laughing at your fear, really, I'm not...

It's more of a "snuck up behind the hyper kitty and spooked her four feet into the air" kinda :roll:



.... though I am thinking it's a little too big.

writeronfire
11-28-2009, 01:53 AM
Boston IS scary.

I think I'm gonna go find some Christmas boots.

som1luvsmi
11-28-2009, 02:12 AM
Yikes! Yeah he is.

It's like he ate Santa and then put on his beard and clothes! :eek:

Ellefire
11-28-2009, 02:16 AM
I like it. Bad Santa.

Fenika
11-28-2009, 04:18 AM
But Fenika's coming to visit!!! http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/party-109.GIFhttp://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/party-109.GIFhttp://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Holidays_and_Party/party-109.GIF

:D Counting down the days! And I'm d/l the e-version of the Lonely Planet now. Nevermind, it's downloaded. Yay Kindle for PC.


*falls over on the sofa*

I survived my first week at my summer job. The work itself is boring as all hell (much drag-and-dropping of computer files and tidying of physical files) but my co-workers are almost as mad as I am, so that's a comfort.

Psycho co-workers are great. Unless they are like Office Space crazy and drive you batty.


there aren't enough crazy people where you are already? :Wha:

:D

Apparently not, and there's four million ppl on that island to pick from, plus tourists!


I like it. Bad Santa.

Rowl?

som1luvsmi
11-28-2009, 06:21 AM
Hello reppers!

I made chocolate mousse pie tonight.

Anybody want some? :D

DL Hegel
11-28-2009, 06:39 AM
I'm sorry reppers but Som's kitty is way creeper than the camelsheep's garden gnome avie;)

Cella
11-28-2009, 06:54 AM
I'm just going to turn off avs altogether.....

som1luvsmi
11-28-2009, 07:03 AM
I'm sorry reppers but Som's kitty is way creeper than the camelsheep's garden gnome avie;)


I'm just going to turn off avs altogether.....

:D

Fenika
11-28-2009, 07:12 AM
I thought Som1 was Allycat for a sec there...

Evening folks

DL Hegel
11-28-2009, 07:13 AM
hiya Fen:)

How's the NZ?

som1luvsmi
11-28-2009, 07:23 AM
I thought Som1 was Allycat for a sec there...

Evening folks

Wha...?

:e2cry:

Fenika
11-28-2009, 07:47 AM
NZ is very 18 days too far away :)
But I has a sekrit meeting next weekend with AWers, so that's kewl.

And sorry, Som1, but it was fleeting ;)

DL Hegel
11-28-2009, 08:16 AM
Was there a secret handshake and snacks...kinda like the masons?

slcboston
11-28-2009, 09:50 AM
assassin kitteh looks to have put on a few pounds over the holidays... :D

som1luvsmi
11-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Boston seems to have aged quite a bit. Your color...it don't look so good. :wag:

slcboston
11-28-2009, 10:04 AM
little too much of the trimmings? :roll:

Fenika
11-28-2009, 06:50 PM
Was there a secret handshake and snacks...kinda like the masons?

Masons?

Morning folks.

Tiz_Mee
11-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Hey everyone! *looks at clock*

Bye everyone!

slcboston
11-28-2009, 08:50 PM
Masons?

Morning folks.

Yes. Masons.

You know. Secret Society, Founding Fathers, Conspiracy-theorist favorite? Masons.

:D

Cella
11-28-2009, 09:43 PM
I had a best friend growing up named Mason. Bit of a trouble maker.

Tiz_Mee
11-28-2009, 09:53 PM
I following Wayne around. Hiya, Wayne!!

slcboston
11-28-2009, 10:03 PM
I feel the need for lunch myself. :D

Fenika
11-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Masons, yes *nods emphatically*

So what's everyone up to this weekend? I've got clean, clean, study, write.

Tiz_Mee
11-28-2009, 10:19 PM
Lunch. I know not of this word you speak. Teach me, oh master of salads. Enlighten me with your skills of preparation and consumption that I may too partake of this "lunch".


Fen--I'm running around like crazy, and I've got to entertain the parents while they rip me a new one. Nice, huh? 27 hours and 38 minutes to go.

Fenika
11-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Lunch = deli meat, many veggies including peppers, mustard, between two slices of fresh bread. Add juice (on the side). Enjoy.

I've got no family here, woo hoo. Ah the peace. And even better- I didn't fly to see family and endure the airlines and the family. Not sure which is worse this time of year ;)

PS- Warm the concoction in a sandwich maker or foreman grill. Make sure to butter the outside of the bread first. Note that tomatoes taste very sweet when warmed well.

writeronfire
11-28-2009, 11:09 PM
good afternoon.

What's happening?

slcboston
11-28-2009, 11:33 PM
Very. Very. Little.

or so it seems, anyway :D

Cella
11-28-2009, 11:34 PM
it's a holiday weekend!

and *major score* my boss said I didn't need to work! :snoopy:

Cella
11-28-2009, 11:35 PM
good afternoon.

What's happening?


Very. Very. Little.

or so it seems, anyway :D

you want we should cause some mayhem? :evil

slcboston
11-28-2009, 11:50 PM
I think mayhem just gets caused anyways around here, regardless of want :D

Cella
11-28-2009, 11:50 PM
we could organize a march?

slcboston
11-28-2009, 11:55 PM
... they're already doing that in the Horror Hounds thread :roll:

Cella
11-28-2009, 11:57 PM
well what are we doing here then!?

slcboston
11-29-2009, 12:04 AM
... answering WOF's question? :D

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:07 AM
or asking our own questions?

writeronfire
11-29-2009, 12:12 AM
Maybe we could sing Christmas carols?

slcboston
11-29-2009, 12:13 AM
Now we're getting a tad more existential than I try and get on the weekends. Especially on a holiday weekend. :D

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:13 AM
you look like a performer WoF...go right a head!

I don't want to make anyone deaf right before Christmas.... :D

slcboston
11-29-2009, 12:15 AM
Maybe we could sing Christmas carols?

clearly you've never heard me sing.

:scared:

writeronfire
11-29-2009, 12:15 AM
You better watch out, you better not cry,
You better not pout, I'm tellin' you why
Santa Claus is COMING to town. :)

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:16 AM
is he ? NOW?!

Oh dear..... but I'm not there yet......!

writeronfire
11-29-2009, 12:19 AM
I like to change around Christmas lyrics and make them a bit naughty.

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:21 AM
I like to change around Christmas lyrics and make them a bit naughty.

well, at least your honest! :D

slcboston
11-29-2009, 12:24 AM
I like to change around Christmas lyrics and make them a bit naughty.

oh? do tell...

:popcorn:

Fenika
11-29-2009, 12:40 AM
Jingle bells, Batman smells...

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:42 AM
:Ssh:



LOL! I can see this going down hill real quick!

slcboston
11-29-2009, 12:54 AM
Jingle bells, Batman smells...

no, she said "naughty."

not "corny"

:wag:

Cella
11-29-2009, 12:55 AM
speaking of corny, anybody seen Army of Darkness? :roll:

Fenika
11-29-2009, 01:10 AM
I knew I'd get called on that.

And nope!

Cella
11-29-2009, 01:11 AM
well, depending on what you follow it with....

Fenika
11-29-2009, 04:14 AM
Jingle Bells, Batman smells
Robin <censored> eggs...

;)

Kitty
11-29-2009, 06:54 AM
speaking of corny, anybody seen Army of Darkness? :roll:


Yup :D It's been awhile tho.

I have it on video but now, no video player...

He did a zombie movie recently. Now that was corny as hell :D

Kitty
11-29-2009, 06:56 AM
oh...'cause I'ze a bouncy kitty...

Looks like I might be making my first private sale of a pic :snoopy:

Cella
11-29-2009, 06:59 AM
:hi: Kitty! Been a while, good to see you!

I thought the funniest part was at the beginning when he's walking through the desert in shackles then the VO says something like "I haven't always been this way..." then they flash back and takes like 2 minutes to explain....then we're right back where it started :roll:

I'm about to watch another corny zombie movie, but I already know I like it. Shaun Of The Dead....

eta:
That's fantastic Kitty!!! :e2bouncey

Kitty
11-29-2009, 07:08 AM
Yeh...I'ze been a brooding kitty. Ignoring the world in general and making a nuisance of myself to those who probably don't deserve it *shuffles feet*

I liked Shaun of the Dead. They had a horror movie night on TV last night. From some really dodgy vampire movie from the 70's to Land of the Dead.

Anyhoo...enjoy the movie :)

Tiz_Mee
11-29-2009, 09:09 AM
I'm about to watch another corny zombie movie, but I already know I like it. Shaun Of The Dead....



Yes!! So dang good! ROFL!!

Tiz_Mee
11-30-2009, 07:54 AM
Omg! I totally killed it!!

*cries* *begins CPR*

Kitty
11-30-2009, 08:19 AM
Omg! I totally killed it!!

*cries* *begins CPR*


you wicked, wicked lass...

...give it a kick too while you're at it :evil

Tiz_Mee
11-30-2009, 08:21 AM
*kickes ORPCC in the arse . . . a couple of times*

IT'S ALIVE!! IT'S ALIVE!!

Kitty
11-30-2009, 08:28 AM
Is this when we start to insert tubes and...stuff? ;)

bettielee
11-30-2009, 10:11 AM
yes... where is everyone?!

Tiz_Mee
11-30-2009, 10:17 AM
I'm still here, but nowz--I go to take a nap. Byes, BL!!

Kitty
11-30-2009, 10:53 AM
yes... where is everyone?!

....about to bounce outta here too.

Turning into early evenin' here and the hordes need feedin' :)

DeleyanLee
11-30-2009, 05:48 PM
It's Monday again. rah.

How's everyone else doing?

Cella
11-30-2009, 05:50 PM
I think you mean "It's Monday again, YEAH! :hooray:"


I'm doing good, how are you Del? I finally don't feel sick today :snoopy:

DeleyanLee
11-30-2009, 05:58 PM
Good for you, Cella!

I'm functioning on very little sleep. It was a terrible time for sleep, what with my daughter working Black Friday and other obligations. Though I did get quite a bit written on the Secret Santa story I'm doing, so I'm pleased with that.

Cella
11-30-2009, 07:10 PM
Oh, Del...

well, that's good when you can still write on little sleep. That's only happened to me a few times. (even then it's laughable when I go back and read it later, though ;))

Rachel
11-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Ka-booom!

Cella
11-30-2009, 07:37 PM
:hi: Race! been a while!

Rachel
11-30-2009, 07:38 PM
:hi: Cella!

I've been celebrating the holiday and shopping. No writing. No schoolwork. Which is why today will be be annoying. :tongue

Cella
11-30-2009, 07:43 PM
sorry....I hope it's not too bad...

Rachel
11-30-2009, 07:50 PM
I'll survive. Very sleepy though.

Caffeine IV!

slcboston
11-30-2009, 08:06 PM
morning reppers -it's snowing, sort of :D

DeleyanLee
11-30-2009, 08:08 PM
No snow here. Just a lot of rain. I'm happy with that. :D

bettielee
11-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Mornin' reppers.

I has a cold. And a busy day ahead.

Not an awesome combination. :(

Ellefire
11-30-2009, 09:23 PM
morning reppers, or evening as it is here.

LaurieD
11-30-2009, 09:26 PM
Heelllloooo!

It's NOT snowing here - thank whatever powers be.

It WAS 31 degrees this morning but they're predicting a high in the mid-50's.

I has no cold - I'm sorry Bettie does.

I has written a Q, emailed a PB writer to give a story a read, posted writing goals/ accomplishments from last week, lurked about FB, dropped kids off at school, been to the doctor's office, did a wee bit of Christmas shopping and some further planning, and even a smidgen of birthday shopping for my youngest. Am presently getting to work.

slcboston
11-30-2009, 09:50 PM
what's a Peanut Butter writer, laurie?

:D

LaurieD
11-30-2009, 09:54 PM
Picture Book

*finds the plug for Boston's brain, plugs it in to the charger*

slcboston
11-30-2009, 10:01 PM
oh, I was just supposed to know that?

:roll:

'round here PB only stands for one thing :D

LaurieD
11-30-2009, 10:05 PM
Yeah, I should have realized...

In my defense, I woke up at 2 this morning, dozed very, very lightly until 3-ish, gave up around 3:30 and have been busy since.

*whips up a PB sammich for Boston*

Sweetleaf
11-30-2009, 10:12 PM
Morning reppers :hi:

Anyone want anything from the supermarket today? :)

bettielee
11-30-2009, 10:12 PM
**lurks... hoping to get a bite of sammich**

Lavern08
11-30-2009, 10:14 PM
Making a sammich for Bettie out of the fabulously delicious Spiral Ham I served for Thanksgiving. :hi:

slcboston
11-30-2009, 10:16 PM
you can have mine, BL, I had lunch... and had way more than I should have. Need to hop back on the exercise wagon now that the holiday's over :D

LaurieD
11-30-2009, 10:21 PM
I've had... no wait I haven't....

I've had iced green tea so far and keep meaning to snag something edible from the kitchen but haven't yet. No wonder my stomach's complaining...

*leaves platter of pb sammiches and Cheetos*

writeronfire
11-30-2009, 10:39 PM
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost ripping off your nose..."

Cella
11-30-2009, 10:51 PM
"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost ripping off your nose..."


lol! how about:

Cheetoes roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost ripping off your nose
Yuletide carrots being left in the dryer
and fairies biting on your toes

(...someone else's turn....)

:D

slcboston
11-30-2009, 11:14 PM
I don't sing.

it's better for everyone that way, trust me :D

Cella
11-30-2009, 11:17 PM
i know you don't sing, but you are a writer, no? no one's asking you to sing....only write, lol :D

DeleyanLee
12-01-2009, 12:20 AM
But not everyone writes parody, so I'll sit over there with Boston on this one.

bettielee
12-01-2009, 12:56 AM
awesome... sammiches....

Seaclusion
12-01-2009, 01:07 AM
Hello all. How are the reppers doing?


Richard

DeleyanLee
12-01-2009, 01:14 AM
Extremely oddly today. How's you?

slcboston
12-01-2009, 01:17 AM
more oddly than usual Del?

.... WOW. that's like down the rabbit hole odd then for you, isn't it? :D

Seaclusion
12-01-2009, 01:19 AM
Oddly is better than nothing.

Richard

writeronfire
12-01-2009, 02:13 AM
Jingle bells, Santa smells,
Rudolph ran away,
Better get your rabies shot
before he comes your way!

(I've got a million of 'em!)

Fenika
12-01-2009, 03:46 AM
Morning reppers :hi:

Anyone want anything from the supermarket today? :)

Lamb. Crayfish. Lamb and Crayfish. With many fresh veggies.

No, nvm the Crayfish. I've gotta get one fresh outta the sea. Don't suppose you know a good spot for that, eh?


Jingle bells, Santa smells,
Rudolph ran away,
Better get your rabies shot
before he comes your way!

(I've got a million of 'em!)

Already vaccinated. Bring the vealchop on. :e2chain:

heth718
12-01-2009, 03:49 AM
*yawn...stretch*
long, cold, dismal, busy day

Anyone got some yummy leftovers?

slcboston
12-01-2009, 03:59 AM
No, nvm the Crayfish. I've gotta get one fresh outta the sea. Don't suppose you know a good spot for that, eh?

I could be wrong... but aren't crayfish strictly freshwater?

Fenika
12-01-2009, 04:33 AM
Not if they are actually NZ Rock Lobsters.

Also, 15 days! Plus that whole day of travel thing.

Kitty
12-01-2009, 04:43 AM
I'ze jealous :tongue


for your reading pleasure (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/)...

som1luvsmi
12-01-2009, 05:03 AM
Hey everybody! :D

Fenika
12-01-2009, 06:32 AM
I'ze jealous :tongue


for your reading pleasure (http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/)...

Oh, nice. I saw that base url when searching earlier but skipped over it b/c I was on a mission :)

slcboston
12-01-2009, 06:53 PM
so...

is this what laurie is doing for the holidays?

http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt254/slcbostonPB/302969full.gif

DeleyanLee
12-01-2009, 06:55 PM
I was wondering the same thing. LOL!

LaurieD
12-01-2009, 07:50 PM
LOL! Too funny

Actually, my Curious George Christmas cards wen out yesterday. :D

... to be delivered by USPS...

DeleyanLee
12-01-2009, 08:18 PM
So, I scored massively on Cyber Monday deals. Got something that should've cost me $170 for under $100, including shipping.

Gotta love it.

slcboston
12-01-2009, 08:22 PM
Curious George?

Seems appropriate, i have to say. :D

I can't remember the last time I mailed cards myself....

DeleyanLee
12-01-2009, 08:45 PM
I can. After they raised stamps to over 20 cents.

Though I am guilty of sending the occasional e-card, I will admit.

Kitty
12-02-2009, 02:08 AM
cards went out with wrapping paper...

not sure where or when I made that decision but...ya' know... nobody's complained :D

DeleyanLee
12-02-2009, 03:51 AM
Hmmm. I still use wrapping paper. It's fun to see how much tape I have to use before even the pickiest unwrapper gets frustrated and rips it to shreds. :D

Kitty
12-02-2009, 03:54 AM
:roll:

DeleyanLee
12-02-2009, 05:33 PM
HAPPY CAMEL DAY!!!!

And now, off to do money work.

Kitty
12-02-2009, 05:38 PM
I was sittin' here wonderin' at first wtf was camel day...

...and then it hit me...


I'm such a dope



:roll:

DeleyanLee
12-02-2009, 05:45 PM
LOL!

Nope, just a newcomer to the thread. You'll get used to us if you hang around long enough.

Kitty
12-02-2009, 05:48 PM
promise :e2seesaw: threat?

:tongue



we have the expression here but my brain isn't firing all cylinders atm :rolleyes:

Seams
12-02-2009, 05:51 PM
lol @ camel day, had me wondering too

DeleyanLee
12-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Well, "Happy Hump Day" has connotations that get distracting, after all. ;)

And what's the creature most famous for its humps? Thus, it's Camel Day. :D

Kitty
12-02-2009, 06:00 PM
lol...with the day I'm having, it's a case of one hump or two ;)

Tiz_Mee
12-02-2009, 06:12 PM
HAPPY CAMEL DAY!!!!



ROFL!!

That is just too funny.

Kitty--I vote for two humps.

LaurieD
12-02-2009, 06:13 PM
Curious George?

Seems appropriate, i have to say. :D

I can't remember the last time I mailed cards myself....

:D My Curious George cards were more appropriate than you think -- they were 40% off -- thus appeasing my pinchpenny soul. :P

The main objective of my Christmas cards is to send pics of my crew to family/friends.

LaurieD
12-02-2009, 06:18 PM
So, I scored massively on Cyber Monday deals. Got something that should've cost me $170 for under $100, including shipping.

Gotta love it.

Good job Del!

I landed some really good online deals on Black Friday -- the most I paid for shipping was $5 and according to my math, I saved around $200, and was able to get most of my shopping accomplished.

Sweetleaf
12-02-2009, 10:11 PM
Hey reppers!

I'm feeling rather proud of myself that I've nearly finished my Christmas shopping. Considering I have seven kids to buy for and two presents for both my mother and my mil because they're stupid birthdays are right on New Years.

How's everyone doing?

slcboston
12-02-2009, 10:28 PM
Hey OT...

suddenly I'm remembering I *haven't* done my shopping yet... at all... and I will need wrapping paper this year, i think.

it's not as much fun unless the little one tears her gifts open. :D

slcboston
12-02-2009, 10:31 PM
Well, "Happy Hump Day" has connotations that get distracting, after all. ;)


lol...with the day I'm having, it's a case of one hump or two ;)


Kitty--I vote for two humps.

hmmm... so does this mean when the camel av returns it needs to be Bactrian, and not Dromedary? :roll:

Sweetleaf
12-02-2009, 10:39 PM
Ooh, wrapping paper!

That is something I need to get. And lots of it. Santa's being remarkably generous this year. :D

LaurieD
12-02-2009, 11:08 PM
I found an enormous stash of wrapping paper in the back of my closet - Christmas and boy birthday paper -- which is awesome -- I don't think I'll need to buy any paper for either Christmas or my son's birthday two weeks later. Bows and ribbons, on the other hand...

*adds bows and ribbons to the list*

DeleyanLee
12-02-2009, 11:17 PM
I only wrap 4 gifts, so one roll of paper does it for me. I let the housemate buy all the ribbons and bows (she wraps more gifts than I do) and then I snitch from her stash.

Good thing we're a cooperative household.

slcboston
12-02-2009, 11:36 PM
The only one getting gifts this year is the little ones - mine plus a niece and nephew. So upon further investigation I may actually have enough paper for that.

Plus there was a stash of unexpected ribbons and bows in the decorations box. :D

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 12:11 AM
* makes a note to raid Boston's stash if housemate doesn't have nice stuff. :D

slcboston
12-03-2009, 01:19 AM
you don;t have to raid - you can politely ask and I'll share :D

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 06:30 PM
Damn, this thread is slow this week. Does everyone have that bad a turkey coma?

slcboston
12-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Turkey and a cold.

Also, I want christmas cookies, damn it. I need to bake some this weekend I think. Maybe some thumbprints for me and the sugar kind for the little one. Only I need cookie cutters... Ugh. Complicated but tasty.

auntybug
12-03-2009, 07:43 PM
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb169/auntybug/smileys/streaker.gif

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 08:09 PM
Turkey and a cold.

Also, I want christmas cookies, damn it. I need to bake some this weekend I think. Maybe some thumbprints for me and the sugar kind for the little one. Only I need cookie cutters... Ugh. Complicated but tasty.

Cookie cutters are easy--use various sized glasses and construct your own. Kids over 3 love the creative aspect of it. At least mine did. I never bought a cookie cutter the entire time my kids were growing up.

Silent Rob
12-03-2009, 08:17 PM
I never bought a cookie cutter the entire time my kids were growing up.

And how many of them are in therapy now? ROAR :D

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 08:24 PM
And how many of them are in therapy now? ROAR :D

Actually, one's becoming a psychologist and the other's going into criminal investigation--both fields where you figure out how things get put together and whether or not they work. :tongue

Silent Rob
12-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Actually, one's becoming a psychologist and the other's going into criminal investigation--both fields where you figure out how things get put together and whether or not they work. :tongue

Yikes! Looks like cookie cutters aren't as important as I thought they were.

slcboston
12-03-2009, 08:32 PM
... obviously you've never seen any of my other artistic ventures.

Mom had a stash of shapes that I don't think have been used since... wonder if I can get them from my step-dad?

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 08:53 PM
... obviously you've never seen any of my other artistic venutes.

Errr, Boston--it's not about YOUR artistic venutes, it's about the KID.

Y'know, encourage creativity and all that other good parental stuff that covers the fact that I was just broke while my kids were little?

C'mon. Get with the program here, dude. ;)

slcboston
12-03-2009, 09:23 PM
Oops, sorry.

*allows Del to keep her delusions*

I'm not a complete yutz at it - I make a pretty good kitty cat out of play doh, but that's about the extent of it. I shudder to think what a reindeer would look like.

Stars and trees I could probably manage... but I think the family cookie cutters are just lying in a drawer, so someone ought to claim them, I think :D

DeleyanLee
12-03-2009, 09:33 PM
Hon, I'm from a long line of artists (some award winning) and I can't draw a sun without someone thinking it's a radioactive orange.

However, give the kids a couple of plastic glasses to cut shapes and stuff out of dough and let them go with making their own snowmen, snowflakes, santas, houses, trees, whatever and they were totally happy. All I had to do was make sure they didn't steal each other's allotment of dough (once I made the dough, of course--this was back in the day before Pillsbury had it ready-made for you at the store--I SO would've done that if it had been available).

That was it. Easy-peasy. As they got a little older, they'd even help clean up the table in prep for the icing part of the process.

And so what that their star looked like a Cthulu-wannabe? They'd made it, they were proud and happy and it tasted pretty much the same as if we'd used cookie cutters.

Even cooler (for me), my kids remember and talk about how great it was 20 years later.

Poverty is the start of many great family traditions, at least in my family. ;)

slcboston
12-03-2009, 09:44 PM
It sounds like a lot of fun Del :D

mind you... I'm poor enough right now that even though Pillsbury makes the dough - which I'd forgotten about so thanks for the reminder - I can't afford it right now. :D

rhymegirl
12-03-2009, 10:50 PM
Good afternoon! What's up?

slcboston
12-03-2009, 10:57 PM
we're discussing cookies and/or being poor but not caring :D

LaurieD
12-03-2009, 11:04 PM
I stole the cookie cutters from my mother's house :D

rhymegirl
12-03-2009, 11:04 PM
we're discussing cookies and/or being poor but not caring :D

Okay.

I like cookies. (But I shouldn't have them.)

I'm sorta poor, too.

slcboston
12-03-2009, 11:08 PM
everyone is entitled to at least a cookie or two.

C'mon, it's the holidays. Wouldn't be right if you didn't have at least one Christmas cookie :D

rhymegirl
12-03-2009, 11:10 PM
everyone is entitled to at least a cookie or two.

C'mon, it's the holidays. Wouldn't be right if you didn't have at least one Christmas cookie :D

OKAY! GIMME A COOKIE!

LaurieD
12-03-2009, 11:15 PM
*slides tray of cookies across the thread to RG*

rhymegirl
12-03-2009, 11:17 PM
*slides tray of cookies across the thread to RG*

*grabs a hand full.*

Thank you!

slcboston
12-03-2009, 11:33 PM
OKAY! GIMME A COOKIE!

:Wha:

Wow, that didn't take a whole lot of persuasion on my part.

:roll:

Fenika
12-04-2009, 03:27 AM
Hallo reppers. I must pack. I hate packing.

But I do like packing for warmer climates. Win.

bettielee
12-04-2009, 03:36 AM
I'm poor and have no cookies.

I did however, have a very disgusting cupcake, which I understand was from a very shi-shi boutique.

However, said shi-shi cupcake was at least 3 or 4 days old. bleh....

Sweetleaf
12-04-2009, 07:43 AM
The weather here is ARSE!!!

It better clear up soon or it's going to ruin us going to the beach, Fenika.
:(

Sweetleaf
12-04-2009, 07:43 AM
BL, what's in your cupboard? Do you bake much? :)

Fenika
12-04-2009, 08:24 AM
The weather here is ARSE!!!

It better clear up soon or it's going to ruin us going to the beach, Fenika.
:(

The only thing that would ruin beach time is a mob of wild pigs. Or Black Sheep, heh.

Yeah, but rain would make it a very short trip to the beach and not very scenic :( I'm sure we can think of a plan B if needed.

And I am so friggen excited still. I just need to come up with a bunch of money to buy a map for NZ/Oz for my GPS. I'm sure it will pay for itself in getting me off the beaten path but not stuck down some dead end road in the middle of bloody no where. Plus being able to look up restaurants and get their number to call ahead for allergy sensitivityness is a perk :D

bettielee
12-04-2009, 09:15 AM
BL, what's in your cupboard? Do you bake much? :)

I got nothin'.

No, I don't bake much.

That is probably a good thing, considering the size of my ass the amount of room I have left in my chair.

DeleyanLee
12-04-2009, 05:09 PM
TGIF.

Lock thread.

:tongue

slcboston
12-05-2009, 08:30 PM
great Del, you killed it. :wag:

eh, nothing some red bull, coffee, and breakfast goodies can't fix. :D

slcboston
12-05-2009, 08:31 PM
The only thing that would ruin beach time is a mob of wild pigs. Or Black Sheep, heh.

On the beach it's either frighteningly pale or beet red for this desert sheep



... but I'm still good fun on sand and surf :D

Hettie
12-05-2009, 09:19 PM
Speaking of the beach... I will be on the beach in 2.5 weeks... Hi!

Seaclusion
12-05-2009, 09:36 PM
Speaking of the beach... I will be on the beach in 2.5 weeks... Hi!


You're just being beachy


Richard

bettielee
12-05-2009, 10:39 PM
we need more LOL's...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b40/bettieleetwo/128297679281407500halpamnot4.jpg

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:07 PM
My outlining is going so FREAKING well I can't even believe it. It's like I woke up with a new brain! one not made of mush.

:e2bouncey

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:08 PM
great. now I'm picturing fuzzy cocoa. Ick.

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:11 PM
mushy brains are bad.

they should be cooked until tender, but still firm. :D

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:13 PM
mmmm......firm....

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:28 PM
funny though, for coming out of a cow they tasted an awful lot like pork. They were good, just kinda odd.

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:30 PM
you seriously ate brains? yuk---did it make you smarter?

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:30 PM
so... I screwed up, two days in a row.

Last night there was a tree lighting ceremony in the center of town (it's a small town) ... and I forgot about it until it was over.

Then this morning there was a zoo activity at the local library... and I did the same.

We have a calendar in the kitchen precisely for writing things down... and I didn't... and I had a very disappointed little girl around lunch time. :(

Now I have to figure out how to make it up to her...

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:32 PM
those were probably both free activities, too, huh?

Now you'll either have to find something else that is more fun to do for free or litterally pay for it. :(

sorry

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:32 PM
you seriously ate brains? yuk---did it make you smarter?

yes, I did.

No, they didn't.

And they were, as a I said, pretty tasty. There was no escaping what they were, but they were tasty.

Not much I won't try at least once. Live shrimp were an exception to that rule, but in general I'm willing to eat it.

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:34 PM
Not much I won't try at least once.

except snowboarding....:(

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:36 PM
those were probably both free activities, too, huh?

Now you'll either have to find something else that is more fun to do for free or litterally pay for it. :(

sorry

yeah, they were both free, and there was no reason we couldn't have made both of them if I'd just put them on the calendar. The thing about the zoo animals at the library has been sitting on my desk for two weeks... which is probably part of the problems bcs I just got used to seeing it and didn't notice...

I thought the zoo also did a christmas lights program (yup, costs) but I can't find anything about that at the moment.

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:37 PM
except snowboarding....:(

:rolleyes:

all right, fine fine fine.

next chance I get, ok?

... and when I'm absent from here for months bcs I'm laid up in traction someplace, it's all your fault :wag:

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:40 PM
:rolleyes:

all right, fine fine fine.

next chance I get, ok?

... and when I'm absent from here for months bcs I'm laid up in traction someplace, it's all your fault :wag:

*evil laugh*

slcboston
12-05-2009, 11:48 PM
'course we need snow for that first, and right now there's no sign of that at all...

Cella
12-05-2009, 11:48 PM
actually, one of the very few things I like about StLouis is our zoo-- Aside from special exhibits opening up, it's free. and even after a while, those are free too.

I don't mind paying the occasional $6 for a soda or souvenirs if it helps keep admission so affordable.

I'm not sure where it ranks nationally but I think it's pretty high.

slcboston
12-06-2009, 12:03 AM
Our local zoo is small, but for its size it's pretty nice. They don't have any really big animals except for some rhinos, but they make up for it with a nice assortment of other animals, including an otter display that's probably my favorite thing in the zoo.

We're also driving distance to the Pittsburgh Zoo, and I meant to get there this summer but things got kind of crazy and we didn't go. Next year though.

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:06 AM
When I lived in Wichita, KS the zoo there had a Prairie Dog exhibit. *snore*

Those things were all over Denver, on any vacant corner would be a prairie dog town.....

(No offense to those who live in and like that place.....)

Seaclusion
12-06-2009, 12:08 AM
I went to the Albuquerque zoo this summer. Almost got trampled by a camel.

No Kidding not just punning about SLC

Richard

slcboston
12-06-2009, 12:20 AM
Sounds like the deer up in the petting zoo at Marineland in Ontario. Maybe it's gotten better in the two decades since I've last been there, but they were a mob, not a herd.

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:22 AM
We got to feed the giraffes at the mountain zoo in colorado...that was a lot of fun. It was a neat place. I'd go back, though I remember it being pretty expensive...

Seaclusion
12-06-2009, 12:25 AM
Do you use a ladder or a cherry-picker to feed a giraffe?


Richard

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:26 AM
*smarta$$*

there was a platform built around the area, lol.....

slcboston
12-06-2009, 12:32 AM
I dunno, seemed like a logical question to me :D

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:33 AM
well, they CAN bend over, you know...if they had to. :roll: They weren't crippled giraffes....

Seaclusion
12-06-2009, 12:37 AM
Actually, giraffes have to splay their legs outward to bend down to drink from a pond. It looks painful and awkward, but what do I know, I'm not a giraffe.


Richard

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:39 AM
right, but they could if they HAD to.....



(you know I'm just razzzin' ya, right Richard, lol)

Seaclusion
12-06-2009, 12:42 AM
I could run a marathon if i had to. The point is would I want to. Same goes for giraffes. I guess if their hungry enough they'll stoop down to eat.


Richard

Cella
12-06-2009, 12:43 AM
yes. and as it would seem, they really like the $2 graham crackers....lol

Seaclusion
12-06-2009, 12:47 AM
I like graham crackers. Not sure how far I'd stoop to get one though.


Richard

Hettie
12-06-2009, 01:13 AM
I love the thought of the Zoo.... but the idea of being in close quarters with 5 million other people, does not thrill me. In our yard we have deer, raccoons, bunnies, a recent bird show where a hawk was stealing baby bunnies from our yard, moles, mice, copperhead snakes, chipmunks, squirrels... and admission is free, with no smelly people with sticky children... I think I am being beachy again!

writeronfire
12-06-2009, 02:15 AM
good evening!

Fenika
12-06-2009, 10:20 PM
On the beach it's either frighteningly pale or beet red for this desert sheep



... but I'm still good fun on sand and surf :D

Oh, I'm only 1 degree removed from that extreme of sunburning.


Speaking of the beach... I will be on the beach in 2.5 weeks... Hi!

Woo hoo!


good evening!

Morning :)

What are you reppers up to?

bettielee
12-06-2009, 10:28 PM
my guess is nothing good, Fenika.

I would pay big money to feed a giraffe.

I don't remember the last time I went to a zoo. I was probably a teenager.

I love zoos.

LaurieD
12-06-2009, 11:26 PM
I used to take the kids to the zoo a lot, but for the $8 adult admission price, $4 kid price it was a wee bit pricey - at least to this penny pincher. They have a train and a carousel - another $2 to ride the train, $1 for a couple minute carousel ride.

We live in the country, too Hettie. We have deer, raccoons, beaver that rarely wander up the hill from the creek, squirrels, armadillo, skunks, possum, snakes (found 3 different wretched varieties in the backyard this summer), too many spiders to count, hawks, the menagerie of stray cats my neighbor feeds, coyote, the occasional wandering cow or two...

Ellefire
12-06-2009, 11:52 PM
we don't have a zoo, although in the next city over there is 'tropical world', which has butterflies, turtles, fish and meerkats

Cella
12-07-2009, 03:04 AM
the zoo is as close to animals as I want to get. It's bad enough that I put up with the peacocks and peahens that they let roam free all over the place...not to mention the PIGEONS!!! Those things will blind me one of these days.

Oh, and don't even get me started on the penguin exhibit. It splashed into the water, right BY MY HEAD....I screamed.....he cried....they were flapping at me and croaking....oh it was awful. horrible.

But, I realize acting like a fool in front of my son isn't going to do him any good. SO, next time we go, I'll be a bit braver.....




Promise. :D

Cella
12-07-2009, 05:37 AM
wake up, thread!!

slcboston
12-07-2009, 07:05 AM
I hate when people who clearly have no clue what they are talking about adopt an air of authority and proceed to argue with me even though I actually do know what I'm talking about and have the education and/or the experience to back up what I'm saying, unlike said people who just *think* they know everything, even if it's wildly beyond their own area of expertise.

:rant:

that's all :D

Cella
12-07-2009, 07:10 AM
*snuggles Boston*

slcboston
12-07-2009, 07:44 AM
meh - I'm over it. It was a temporary and yet at the same time ongoing annoyance with a certain person who seems to feel that PhD = expert on everything.

I resisted the homicidal urge. :D

DeleyanLee
12-07-2009, 06:35 PM
Good for you, Boston. Jail is a depressing place to spend the holidays, but it does increase your likelihood of meeting some very interesting...friends.

slcboston
12-07-2009, 07:00 PM
Jail?

Heck no... too many places to hide a body... or two or three... around here for that. :D

rhymegirl
12-07-2009, 08:56 PM
*tiptoes into thread*


*tiptoes out*

slcboston
12-07-2009, 09:36 PM
through the tulips?

Cella
12-07-2009, 09:37 PM
what's going on in here?

LaurieD
12-07-2009, 09:39 PM
Hey Boston.

The last body you hid in here is starting to smell. Mayhap you should move it?

:D

Cella
12-07-2009, 09:41 PM
Hi Laurie :hi:

does "mayhap" mean "may I help"?

LaurieD
12-07-2009, 09:46 PM
I suppose it could, if you want it to...

if not, it's just another way to say perhaps, maybe, perchance, etc...

;)

slcboston
12-07-2009, 09:50 PM
Hey Boston.

The last body you hid in here is starting to smell. Mayhap you should move it?

:D

what do you think the tulips are for? :evil:

Cella
12-07-2009, 09:51 PM
*sprays Tulip scented air freshener through thread*

Rachel
12-07-2009, 10:35 PM
Squirrel Nut Zipper, anyone?

Cella
12-07-2009, 10:37 PM
*tackle hugs Race*


:snoopy:

DeleyanLee
12-07-2009, 10:46 PM
* looks around at the weirdness going on

* goes back to the money job, shaking her head

Sweetleaf
12-07-2009, 10:57 PM
Del, you look fabulous for the holiday season!

Hey, I have a question for all of you - when do you put up your Christmas tree? Hubby wants to get one this weekend, he said his dad always did it on the 5th. I can't remember when we did it when I was a kid - can't do it too early or the tree will be dead by Christmas.

Anyone know if there's like an official time? This is our first Christmas where the kids are old enough to fully get it, so we want it to be nice. :)

Cella
12-07-2009, 10:58 PM
mine just went up today

rhymegirl
12-07-2009, 11:02 PM
through the tulips?

You set yourself up for a tulip joke.

Q: What's worse than roses on a piano?

A: Tulips on an organ.

Tiz_Mee
12-07-2009, 11:08 PM
OT--We used to put ours up the first weekend of December when I was a kid. I don't remember it lookin dead. (well, technically, I guess it really is)

I'm doin the fake thing. It was free, flocked, stretches from floor to ceiling, and is prelit. Lady just set the thing outside her house on the curb for the trash. Nothin the matter with it. Crazy peeps.

DeleyanLee
12-07-2009, 11:14 PM
As a kid, buying the tree was more the tradition than the setting up of the tree and it didn't have a particular date attached outside of when Dad wasn't working that evening (he had 2-3 jobs when I was a kid).

When my kids were little, we put the tree up the weekend before Christmas and took it down on New Year's Day, if we did a tree.

We didn't put a tree up at all last year (we have a fake one in the attic). When we do put it up, we generally do it the weekend closest to Dec 21st, since that's the first day of Yuletide. Trees aren't a big part of our holiday tradition, so it's not a big stress for us.

Seams
12-07-2009, 11:14 PM
when i lived down east, once a year, for a whole week, people put out things they didn't want anymore but didn't want to drive to the dump to get rid of, basically it was just a citywide free yard sale. At night cars would drive up and down the streets stop pick up stuff, recycle instead of throwing away.

one's junk is another one's treasure, save the planet

DeleyanLee
12-07-2009, 11:33 PM
I remember one time in my old neighborhood when someone got a new couch and put the old one out on the curb for the trash the next day.

20 minutes later, it was gone and a house on the other side of the street had a couch (worse than the old one) out at the curb.

10 minutes later, that one was gone and an even rattier one was on the curb in front of a neighbor 4 doors down.

An hour later, that one was gone and a couch barely held together with duct tape was on the curb.

That one stayed until the garbage truck went by the next morning.

One of those things you don't expect to see in real life, y'know?

Ellefire
12-07-2009, 11:44 PM
It used to be said of an estate where I lived, that whatever furniture you had in your house when sun broke, was then yours.

It was an area well known for burglaries, though god knows why, only the thieves had anything worth nicking.

bettielee
12-08-2009, 08:29 PM
**spanks thread**

wake up thread!

Greetings, Reppers!

Ellefire
12-08-2009, 08:30 PM
helllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

DeleyanLee
12-08-2009, 08:37 PM
ECHO ECHO ECHO echo echo echo echo

LaurieD
12-08-2009, 08:39 PM
I think it's time to get some more birdseed - the feeder is empty and my usual group of female cardinals and female bluejays are scattered about the lawn, poking in the grass. Except for the two sittingon the window sill. Looking in.

And the one that just bounced off the window.

Seaclusion
12-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Maybe you need to get some male cardinals and bluejays to keep the girls occupied.


Richard

DeleyanLee
12-08-2009, 08:48 PM
So who has the magic spell for "time passes uneventfully" so I can get over with my workday?

Seaclusion
12-08-2009, 08:52 PM
So who has the magic spell for "time passes uneventfully" so I can get over with my workday?


It's called tequilla.


Richard

Ellefire
12-08-2009, 08:55 PM
or facebook.

slcboston
12-08-2009, 09:04 PM
or here :D

afternoon reppers!

Seaclusion
12-08-2009, 09:08 PM
This place is a bastion of procrastination. I fit in so well.


Richard

slcboston
12-08-2009, 09:09 PM
I think it's time to get some more birdseed

I need a birdfeeder here... and to get the fish tank up and running...

So many animals, so little funds.

DeleyanLee
12-08-2009, 09:32 PM
So many animals, so little funds.

I know that feeling. I just like the fact that I'm actually talking about pets and not kids. ;)

bettielee
12-08-2009, 09:34 PM
So who has the magic spell for "time passes uneventfully" so I can get over with my workday?

Tuesday in the anathema (sp?!) of such spells and fetishes. I have tried for years to counteract this, but some great demon is behind it, and all my work has been for naught.

It is the sucker of all movement in the spacetime continuum.

Sorry.

Just gotta suffer with the rest of us... :(

DeleyanLee
12-08-2009, 09:35 PM
We need to go demon hunting.

slcboston
12-08-2009, 09:43 PM
ooh, sounds like fun.

My personal demons tend to be....

Oh, wait. Not what you had in mind, was it? :D

DeleyanLee
12-08-2009, 09:45 PM
Only if your personal demons are making my day drag on.

slcboston
12-08-2009, 09:49 PM
hmm... no, they'd probably help speed it up. Possibly even help you forget large chunks of it. :D

LaurieD
12-08-2009, 10:06 PM
Maybe you need to get some male cardinals and bluejays to keep the girls occupied.


Richard

Wrong season :P

They're around, the males. One big fat male cardinal was just perched on the roof of the feeder -- "see me? Aren't I soo purty? Dontcha wanna feed me?"

Mr. D just got back from a pet food run - mice, old dog, and bird food. He filled the feeder on the way in so they should be happy now.

slcboston
12-08-2009, 10:12 PM
at my dad's place we have discovered that sunflower seeds seem to feed all the birds without too much hassle. If we got the mixed seed they just sorted it all out for the sunflowers anyway.

So that and some suet for the many woodpeckers we have and it seems to keep em all happy. :D

rhymegirl
12-09-2009, 12:03 AM
You said woodpeckers.

Tee hee.



Good afternoon!

L.J.
12-09-2009, 12:08 AM
at my dad's place we have discovered that sunflower seeds seem to feed all the birds without too much hassle. If we got the mixed seed they just sorted it all out for the sunflowers anyway.

So that and some suet for the many woodpeckers we have and it seems to keep em all happy. :D

I need to get some more of those black sunflower seeds for my birds. The summer I first started feeding them was wonderful. I sat out in my field watching such a variety of birds, and got to watch them bathing in the birdbath.

rhymegirl
12-09-2009, 12:09 AM
Oh...

Yesterday you peeps were talking about Christmas trees, I believe.

My daughter and I put a little tree up in our front window. Looks nice all lit up. We'll put up a big tree if there is any extra money.