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slcboston
09-10-2010, 06:17 AM
I think it's the age. I swear mine got much more materialistic when she hit 5.

:D

milly
09-10-2010, 06:42 AM
yeah...I tried using the ole "money doesn't grow on trees" argument and it quickly turned into a question/answer session over where money comes from, why we use it, why we need it, and I started getting philosophical and then political and finally, she changed the subject by asking me for a movie again

ARGH

slcboston
09-10-2010, 06:47 AM
if it's any consolation, mine has gotten better about it. She still has a serious case of the "I wants" but... she knows she's not going to get it just because she wants it.

Working really hard on being happy with what she does get, too, as we were almost in tears today when she finally realized we never did go pick fresh strawberries this year. I had to remind her that with everything else we'd done, that wasn't so bad, and that we'd do it next year. She kind of accepted it, and we avoided the tears, but it was a near thing.

:)

Synonym
09-10-2010, 07:02 AM
It would be a little tough to find strawberries now. Apples?

When 'no' and distractions no longer worked with my daughter she started in on the 'why' routine. Probably at about the same age. I told her I didn't have any money. She thought for a minute and disappeared. Came back lugging my purse.

Dug out my checkbook.

"You do to have money." She proudly informed me while fanning the checkbook.

*sigh*

Kids that age do not understand bank balances. LOL

slcboston
09-10-2010, 07:09 AM
Mine is convinced her piggybank holds far, far more money than is physically possible.

:D

and yes, we are going apple picking soon. But there are strawberry farms here, too, and I wanted to get that done this summer. Unfortunately, life intervened, because the prime time to do that was the same time I was working. So... next year.

:)

milly
09-10-2010, 07:18 AM
I told her I didn't have any money. She thought for a minute and disappeared. Came back lugging my purse.

Dug out my checkbook.

"You do to have money." She proudly informed me while fanning the checkbook.



kids are so observant...I love this syn...it totally sounds like something my 5 year old would pull on me

Synonym
09-10-2010, 07:21 AM
Try to keep a straight face when they pull something like that.

It's impossible. LOL

milly
09-10-2010, 07:25 AM
mine always seems to do it when there is an audience...like, in the checkout line at the grocery store or at church or in front of my mom of all people...so manipulative

man, they learn early

:Shrug:

Synonym
09-10-2010, 07:30 AM
They certainly do.

AllyWoof
09-10-2010, 07:34 AM
I'm back!

DeleyanLee
09-10-2010, 04:24 PM
It would be a little tough to find strawberries now. Apples?

When 'no' and distractions no longer worked with my daughter she started in on the 'why' routine. Probably at about the same age. I told her I didn't have any money. She thought for a minute and disappeared. Came back lugging my purse.

Dug out my checkbook.

"You do to have money." She proudly informed me while fanning the checkbook.

*sigh*

Kids that age do not understand bank balances. LOL

My son did something about the same when he was about 5. I was on workers' comp, between checks, and they wanted to go out and do something that was reasonable inexpensive. I explained that I was broke (they understood that and chanted "Mama got fixed!" when the check came in) and it just wasn't going to happen.

Boychild looks at me in all complete seriousness and says, "Why don't you go to the bank and buy some money with your card?"

I explained to him that the bank held my money so I wouldn't lose it and I had the card so I could get it when I wanted it, but I wasn't buying the money.


I'm back!

WB!

And HAPPY FRIDAY!

milly
09-10-2010, 11:28 PM
wow, it's dead in here today...hmmm

DeleyanLee
09-10-2010, 11:40 PM
Yeah, well, my last Friday at work. It's amazing how much stuff I'm not getting done today. :D

milly
09-11-2010, 06:21 AM
wow, last Friday huh del?

congrats I guess :)

slcboston
09-11-2010, 06:57 AM
sometimes the place goes quiet

:D

Neurotic
09-11-2010, 07:10 AM
Origami is infuriating.

Also, I should be studying.

Also also, I want a sammich.

*sets fire to the comfy chair in the corner*

slcboston
09-11-2010, 07:15 AM
I found origami easy, fun, and relaxing.

But I have more patience than you. Possibly better coordination, too.

*makes crane*

Neurotic
09-11-2010, 07:31 AM
Pfeh. A crane. I had a massive pile of those on my desk at my summer job made of those little square note paper things that come in that cube thingy. I had to do something to fill the time when I was waiting for the computer to do as it was told. I only used paper I'd already scribbled all over and didn't need those notes any more. Stop looking at me like that. Quit judging me!

Wait, what?

Oh. Right. No, I'm trying to learn a few new ones. Off internet instructions. Which I'm finding infuriating. Whose idiot idea was it that helping out with the Taste of Japan festival would be a brilliant way to practice my Japanese? Oh. Right. Mine. Bah.

And I'll have you know, donuts have excellent fine motor skills.

:D

slcboston
09-11-2010, 07:37 AM
yes, i can see that with their big, clumsy, mitten like hands.


and yes, cranes are easy and everyone can do those. but the rest aren't that hard either. Nice thing about the cranes is they contain pretty much every folding step you'll ever need to do in origami (for the most part).

I always wanted to make a unicorn but can't seem to find the instructions for it.

:D

Neurotic
09-11-2010, 07:49 AM
It's not that I think they're hard. It's the learning of them I get frustrated with. In the past, when I learned how to make something it was from a person. I never had to follow 2-D diagrams, and I never learned what the different folds are called.

slcboston
09-11-2010, 07:57 AM
oh.

You have on of *those* books.

Nevermind, i retract all criticism and instead extend my deepest sympathies.


... and then I'm going over here to laugh. :ROFL:

Synonym
09-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Just kick him Neurotic. It's much simpler. :D

Neurotic
09-11-2010, 09:24 AM
That's one option. The other is to rep him a series of clown pictures if I decide he's bothering me. :D

slcboston
09-11-2010, 05:48 PM
My wish for the day (http://comics.com/frazz/2010-09-11/)

Synonym
09-11-2010, 08:28 PM
For that you deserve a hug instead of a kick. :)

DeleyanLee
09-11-2010, 10:44 PM
Sadly, if you live long enough, it's not going to be one of the worst days you remember. It wasn't even the worst I remember when it happened, which is probably even sadder.

slcboston
09-12-2010, 05:27 AM
Hence the wish. :)

slcboston
09-12-2010, 05:29 AM
btw, and I throw this out for general consumption because, being a guy this falls under the category of things I don't know, but...

are Hilda's boobs defying gravity in Syn's new av, or can you do that with a bikini like that?

.... not being perverse here, for once, just genuinely curious.

:D

milly
09-12-2010, 05:59 AM
this is me...not even *attempting* to answer this

:)

slcboston
09-12-2010, 06:07 AM
you can't just do a quick handstand and tell me?

:D

ETA: purely scientific inquiry here, I swear

:D

milly
09-12-2010, 06:09 AM
my hair is not red....I'm not sure the *image* would have the same effect

:tongue

slcboston
09-12-2010, 06:14 AM
it's not her hair that's of relevance here. I know what hair does when you're upside down. It's the other parts of her anatomy that I'm puzzling over.

:D

milly
09-12-2010, 06:20 AM
mmm hmmm

well, to answer your oh so innocent question

YES bos...her bikini top, if tight enough and if the cups were ample enough, would hold her *parts* in, thus keeping them from falling like her hair

is it wise to try this in mixed company? NO

but, if just a squirrel...well, then why not?

:)

slcboston
09-12-2010, 06:28 AM
thank you.

see? was that so hard?

:D

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 06:32 AM
The downside of hanging upside down from a tree branch isn't the hair in your eyes or bikini top coverage concerns.

It's the bitty bits of bark biting into the backs of your knees and the ants/other bugs from the branch biting the rest of you.

Then your worry shifts to how sharp are those twigs and rocks on the ground and can you rotate your self right side up fast enough to not land on your face when a particularly strong-jawed bug takes a chunk out of your derriere.

milly
09-12-2010, 06:33 AM
was *what* hard?

:D

milly
09-12-2010, 06:33 AM
Then your worry shifts to how sharp are those twigs and rocks on the ground and can you rotate your self right side up fast enough to not land on your face when a particularly strong-jawed bug takes a chunk out of your derriere.

THIS

YIKES!!!

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 06:36 AM
I've fallen out of my share of trees.

:D

milly
09-12-2010, 06:40 AM
I too have fallen from a few in my day...but I confess, never, NEVER wearing a bikini

:)

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 06:47 AM
Well, if we're confessing...

My experience comes from before I traded in my one-pieces for bikinis, let alone before I was worried about what may or may not be covered when inverted.

I can also attest that climbing trees barefoot hurts.

slcboston
09-12-2010, 06:54 AM
I've never fallen out of trees... fell off the monkey bars once, and have the scar to prove it, but that was only once. And it didn't exactly discourage me from climbing other things.

Heck, if mis-planting my feet and ending up head down off the top of a cliff - twice - didn't deter me from climbing things, a little bark and some bugs certainly won't.

:D

slcboston
09-12-2010, 06:56 AM
was *what* hard?

:D

answering the question.

Clearly.

:D

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 07:01 AM
I've never fallen out of trees... fell off the monkey bars once, and have the scar to prove it, but that was only once. And it didn't exactly discourage me from climbing other things.

Heck, if mis-planting my feet and ending up head down off the top of a cliff - twice - didn't deter me from climbing things, a little bark and some bugs certainly won't.

:D

*Sends Bos a bikini*

Enjoy.

http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/MSN_Emoticons/MSN-Emoticon-096.gif

slcboston
09-12-2010, 07:09 AM
I don't think I can properly fill the top of that.... and I'm not wearing the bottom. Not for all the pizza in Chicago.

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 07:14 AM
Really? That's a lot of pizza to turn down.

slcboston
09-12-2010, 07:16 AM
Yes, I know.

*reconsiders*

ok, maybe. But no pictures.

:D

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 07:19 AM
I'm just trying to get a cell signal.

You know... um... gotta call my grandmother.

slcboston
09-12-2010, 07:38 AM
I thought you didn't talk to your family?

:Wha:

hey, is that a camera????

LaurieD
09-12-2010, 07:49 AM
Just my grandmother. We get along rather well actually. The rest of them, well...

This? Nononononono... This is just my phone. A harmless little thing... Hmm... getting a good signal here is really a challenge...

Um, Bos, move your right hand back a little, lift your chin...

Synonym
09-12-2010, 09:33 AM
Double sided tape. :D

DeleyanLee
09-12-2010, 07:59 PM
Yesterday, we wandered around looking at bikes for my new commute. :D While we were out, we stumbled across a local park we didn't realize was so very close to the house, so we went to take a look. Lovely lovely park. Trees, twin lakes (thus the name of the park), a great set of walking and nature trails, dogs allowed. Spur of the moment, we walked around one of the lakes, which turned out to be just under a mile. Considering Housemate is completely out of shape, it was pretty impressive.

Took the dogs out there this morning and did the same route. Now that I'm going to have more time in my day, we need to do more dog walking and training and such. They did pretty good. They didn't pull our arms from their sockets and there were no dog fights or anything. Very positive, considering we haven't done it since we've been here.

Now I've got to do laundry. I'd rather take the dogs out again. *sigh*

milly
09-12-2010, 08:12 PM
um, I have laundry to do too del but...well, I'm at my computer trying to get some writing done this morning....and thank goodness for my fenced in yard...my dogs are HORRIBLE on leashes...yes, the dreaded yanking your arm out of the socket kind of bad

:)

DeleyanLee
09-12-2010, 08:40 PM
We have a fenced in yard too, but WE need the exercise and the dogs are a good excuse. ;)

Just need to find some small water bottles so the dogs can carry them in their backpacks and we don't.

slcboston
09-13-2010, 05:53 AM
Double sided tape. :D

I'm given to understand that's what Linda Carter used to stay inside her Wonder Woman outfit, too.

:D


evening reppers

slcboston
09-13-2010, 05:55 AM
.my dogs are HORRIBLE on leashes...yes, the dreaded yanking your arm out of the socket kind of bad

:)

this may be something with the breed. My grandparents have had nothing but schnauzers for as long as I can remember, and to a one, they all tried to hang themselves on the leashes.

milly
09-13-2010, 06:02 AM
did I say I have schnauzers??

:Wha:


are you hallucinating again?

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:08 AM
yes, you did. *LONG* time ago, if not in this thread than in the "What Are You Doing" thread, you mentioned having to chase them off your bed.

Of course, if they're getting on your bed, the whole leash thing may be more reflective of the lack of training than breed.

:tongue:

milly
09-13-2010, 06:13 AM
*reads backthreads suspiciously*

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:16 AM
what, i don't look trustworthy?

:D



that's rhetorical. It doesn't need answering.

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:17 AM
my schnauzers don't allow for quiet...EVER

add in a 5 year old and an almost 2 year old and...wow

:)

see?

would I lie?

:2angel:


.... again, that's rhetorical.

:D

milly
09-13-2010, 06:20 AM
:wag:

milly
09-13-2010, 06:21 AM
seriously...you just edited your post to add the angel smiley?

:ROFL:

totally makes it look like you are trying too hard here bos

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:27 AM
*looks innocent*

:2angel:

I'm a saint, I swear.

:D

scout's honor

:2angel:

milly
09-13-2010, 06:28 AM
scout's honor...that's three fingers...right?

:D

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:32 AM
yes, it is. Using your right hand, arm held up at about 45, thumb and pinky forming a loop.

Yeah, I was a scout. Trustworthy, loyal, brave, etc, etc....

:D

milly
09-13-2010, 06:37 AM
well...makes sense....three is MUCH better than two

:)

and...er...brave??

*goes to find a creepy clown pic to post before bos heads off to sleep*

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:40 AM
Not unless you want spiders in your reps, you don't. :evil

Besides, there's a difference between brave... and respectfully, responsibly, rationally fleeing the source of universal evil.

Just ask neuro about the sparrows the next time she's here. She'll tell you.

:D

milly
09-13-2010, 06:46 AM
*shudders*

wait...did I say I hated spiders?

what is it with your ESP tonight...sheesh?

*goes to read back threads again*

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:56 AM
I'm pretty sure it's come up somewhere.

Honestly, if you're not going to keep track of the things you say in public, don't be surprised when someone like me remembers it and brings it up at the oddest times.


(which, incidentally, i am contractually obligated to do around here. Says so in the fine print.)

:D

slcboston
09-13-2010, 06:56 AM
... and I'm not looking that one up for you.

:wag:

milly
09-13-2010, 07:00 AM
... and I'm not looking that one up for you.




would it help if I said please??

:D

slcboston
09-13-2010, 07:05 AM
you going to bat your eyelashes at me, too?

:D

milly
09-13-2010, 07:11 AM
um, no...

but begging is something I'm not above doing if that works

:)

plus...you are so good at it...the backthread perusing and regurgitation that is

slcboston
09-13-2010, 07:16 AM
flattery will get you .... well, okay, it'll get you a lot, actually... as will the batting of eyelashes, incidentally, as I am a sucker for pretty eyes.

:D

milly
09-13-2010, 07:28 AM
*still waiting for backthread proof of my spider reference*

*bats eyelashes begrudingly*

slcboston
09-13-2010, 07:37 AM
I can't find it. But I'd have sworn you said it

milly
09-13-2010, 07:40 AM
wait...so I batted my eyelashes for NOTHING??

:tongue

Synonym
09-13-2010, 07:40 AM
Hah! So much for your sleuthing abilities. :D

Whoa, wait a minute. I wasn't inviting scrutiny...just picking on you. I thought Milly needed a little help.

milly
09-13-2010, 07:42 AM
thanks Syn...he thinks he is a real smarty pants sometimes doesn't he?

slcboston
09-13-2010, 07:45 AM
wait...so I batted my eyelashes for NOTHING??

:tongue

well, no, not for *nothing*



you looked pretty doing it

:D

and with that, it's late.

gnight reppers :sleepy:

Synonym
09-13-2010, 07:45 AM
usually outsmarts himself before it's all over with. :D

Synonym
09-13-2010, 07:47 AM
Well, the gremlin has gone to sleep. Probably dreaming up new mischief. Which isn't a bad idea...sleeping I mean.

Later Milly. Night. ;)

milly
09-13-2010, 07:48 AM
goodnight you two :)

*waves bye*

DeleyanLee
09-13-2010, 04:23 PM
Happy Monday! :D

23.5 hours and counting. :D

LaurieD
09-13-2010, 07:05 PM
*waves, falls down in sleep deprived coma*

milly
09-13-2010, 07:09 PM
morning everyone :)

DeleyanLee
09-13-2010, 07:20 PM
How's it going?

milly
09-13-2010, 07:40 PM
pretty good...have already gotten a lot accomplished this morning which, being Monday, is a really good thing

you?

slcboston
09-13-2010, 07:47 PM
morning reppers

*checks time*

yeah, still morning here

:Coffee:

DeleyanLee
09-13-2010, 07:49 PM
pretty good...have already gotten a lot accomplished this morning which, being Monday, is a really good thing

you?

Still waiting for the office manager to glue herself to my hip and learn all this stuff like she said she would.

Which isn't a BAD thing, but it does mean I'm not getting a lot done because I need to show her what's what.

milly
09-13-2010, 08:17 PM
*imagines having someone glued to my hip*

um...I'm thinking I wouldn't like that much :)

DeleyanLee
09-13-2010, 08:33 PM
I'm not looking forward to it at all, but it's the price I pay for leaving I guess.

At least I like my office manager, so that's a big plus.

milly
09-14-2010, 05:22 AM
how did it go today Del?

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 04:31 PM
The glue only held for about 2 hours, all told. I'm sure it'll be reapplied today.

What was really fun was when we finally got to the meeting to discuss just what I do and who's going to cover it. They scheduled a half an hour. It took almost 2. I think they were a little stunned with the details.

It's so nice to be seriously appreciated, even if it's at the end of my time. :D

Synonym
09-14-2010, 04:34 PM
That is a nice little 'vindication'. Unfortunately, finding out as you are walking out the door is all too common. :)

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 04:35 PM
Yeah, I know. LOL! But, hey, better late than never.

LaurieD
09-14-2010, 04:43 PM
A rehab center/nursing home I once did care plans and whatnot for once called me back after my last day with the same kind of reaction - "we had no idea you did so much back here" kind of thing followed up with "could you come back for a week to show us again?" This after 2 1/2 weeks notice and frequent recommendations from my corner that I needed to train someone to fill my spot even if no one new were hired.

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 04:58 PM
Did you do it?

I've already told them that my consulting fee is $3K a minute if they call me after I leave. I've repeated it several times. We'll see if they actually get the hint.

Gabriele Campbell
09-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Did you do it?

I've already told them that my consulting fee is $3K a minute if they call me after I leave. I've repeated it several times. We'll see if they actually get the hint.

They won't. I've been there.

slcboston
09-14-2010, 05:17 PM
morning reppers


wish I could charge those kind of rates

:D

Synonym
09-14-2010, 05:21 PM
I imagine they think Del is kidding. I can also imagine the shocked look on their face the first time they call and she reminds them how much her 'fee' is. LOL

milly
09-14-2010, 05:22 PM
trust me...no matter how much you charge people for your time...they will still waste it willingly and even if you get paid for having to deal with it...it is still miserable

:)

morning everyone

Synonym
09-14-2010, 05:25 PM
Morning Milly.

Miserable yes, but at least you have something to cheer yourself up with later, if you get paid. 3K a minute would put a nice dent in a car down-payment. :D

slcboston
09-14-2010, 05:30 PM
car payment?

heck, at that rate I could pay off my student loans...

... eventually.

:D

milly
09-14-2010, 05:34 PM
it would be nice if what you charged by the hour actually went into your pocket...I think that is the catch...if you don't work for yourself, usually over half of it goes to the boss anyway...ugh...so much for paying those student loans bos

:)

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 05:36 PM
They won't. I've been there.

Actually, the last 3 clerical people who've left this department has been called on the average of once a day, everyday for the first two weeks they're gone. The lady who had this job previous to me was called at least three times a week (not by me, FWIW, by my ex-boss) for almost 3 months. And two of those people went to different companies and they thought NOTHING wrong with doing this.


I imagine they think Del is kidding. I can also imagine the shocked look on their face the first time they call and she reminds them how much her 'fee' is. LOL

Damned straight. That is, if I bother to answer the phone.


trust me...no matter how much you charge people for your time...they will still waste it willingly and even if you get paid for having to deal with it...it is still miserable

Well-paid misery is far more tolerable than underpaid misery. BTDTBTT.


Miserable yes, but at least you have something to cheer yourself up with later, if you get paid. 3K a minute would put a nice dent in a car down-payment. :D

Just a 5 minute convo would let me pay cash for a very nice car, actually. A 20 minute convo would pay off most of my student loans (but no car). Considering that trying to explain how to fix the margins on a Word document is a 10 minute call, I could be set for life if this actually works out.

LOL!

slcboston
09-14-2010, 05:44 PM
.... you need an assistant there, Del?

:D

slcboston
09-14-2010, 05:45 PM
so much for paying those student loans bos

:)

awww.... come on. Leave me some illusions, will ya?

:D

milly
09-14-2010, 06:19 PM
pfft....I've left you with lots of illusions

want me to name them or would it ruin them too?

:)

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 06:25 PM
pfft....I've left you with lots of illusions

want me to name them or would it ruin them too?

:)

I'd like a list. :evil

milly
09-14-2010, 06:28 PM
should I title it...

"Poor Boston" or "Boston's List of Illusions" or "Shearing the Sheep" ??

slcboston
09-14-2010, 06:29 PM
No lists.


Been there, done that. It didn't work out.

:D

milly
09-14-2010, 06:31 PM
*sulks*

fine...sorry Del...someone has his panties in a wad this morning

slcboston
09-14-2010, 06:43 PM
they aren't mine.

and that's all I'm saying on that

:evil

milly
09-14-2010, 06:46 PM
:censored

slcboston
09-14-2010, 06:51 PM
:ROFL:

I swear that smiley is there just to keep us all out of trouble

:D

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 07:00 PM
But of course! LOL!

My lunch date cancelled on me today, so I'm still going down to "the Dirty O" for lunch. Best hot dogs and real fries in town. :D

Only an hour or so away.

slcboston
09-14-2010, 07:21 PM
i'm making leftover stir fry fried rice :D

only I don't have an egg.... bummer....

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 07:33 PM
We had biryani rice last night. Very tasty. If I hadn't planned on the dirty O today, I'd have the leftovers for lunch.

Think "Indian stir fry" (without the frying part) and you'd be pretty close. LOL!

Synonym
09-14-2010, 09:33 PM
If I hadn't planned on the dirty O today

Is it just me or would anyone in their right mind do a double take at this sentence?

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 09:33 PM
LOL!

Gotta love nicknames.

Synonym
09-14-2010, 09:35 PM
So the nickname for a local eatery is the dirty 'O'? I shudder to imagine how that came about. LOL

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 09:41 PM
Chili fries.

Seriously.

"Dirty" means chili on the fries. ("O" is for "Original" which is part of the name of the place)

What did you think it was?

Synonym
09-14-2010, 09:48 PM
um, Orthopedic? Opinion? Octopus? Orangutan? Are you buying any of this? ;)

We have a tiny little carry-out hamburger joint called "The Burger Station", which has been around here forever. College kids get hooked on the place and make a point of dragging friends and family there whenever they happen to be within a hundred miles of the place.

Double chili-cheese burgers. With paper-thin slices of fried onion, mustard and pickle. Perfect french-fries. Heaven.

Now I wish I hadn't stopped at Arbys. :D

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:03 PM
I had too much for lunch....

Sometimes I think it is possible to be too good a cook

:D

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 10:05 PM
I had too much for lunch....

Sometimes I think it is possible to be too good a cook

:D

Totally possible.

And so did I. All I want to do is nap and the bus ride home isn't for another 3 hours. By that time, I won't want to sleep anymore.

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:10 PM
I don't ever nap unless I'm sick, so that's not a concern for me.

Feeling stuffed to the gills, however, *is*.

Synonym
09-14-2010, 10:13 PM
Sometimes I think it is possible to be too good a cook

:D

I will never know that feeling. Managing to cobble something together that's edible is the height of my culinary talents. LOL

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:15 PM
eh, cooking isn't all that hard. Long as you can read and follow directions, anyone can get started on the basics. From there it's like anything else - practice makes you better.

:D

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 10:15 PM
I will never be "too good a cook"--but I am fortunate to have a roommate who is one. :D

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 10:17 PM
um, Orthopedic? Opinion? Octopus? Orangutan? Are you buying any of this? ;)

FWIW, "O" only means "Octopus" in Detroit during Hockey season. ;)

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:19 PM
ah yes, hockey season in detroit. The only time they have anything to celebrate.

:D

DeleyanLee
09-14-2010, 10:25 PM
Personally, I think sports is Detroit's excuse to drink--but that could be a universal. I'm not sure.

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:30 PM
I would have thought that would be the local economy.

:D

Synonym
09-14-2010, 10:32 PM
I'd think living there would be enough of an excuse for me.

Do dentists, doctors, et cetera have a sixth sense about your personal savings accounts? Just when I think I'm getting a little ahead the words "root canal and crown" bring me back to reality. Oh and deep cleaning. This sounds like it's going to be so much fun. Not.

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:34 PM
Ouch.

Where's that vaunted gov't health insurance you're supposed to get as a dedicated public servant, Syn?

Synonym
09-14-2010, 10:42 PM
Eh, we'll see. My plan pays poorly for dental, but the office girl thought I'd get 80% for the cleaning--which is outrageously expensive.

Then all I have to do is cough up the money for the crown and root canal. At least it's a back tooth and I don't have to pay for a porcelain crown. (When I die, the kids should have the two I already have removed and sell them to pay for the funeral.)

I got the 'bad' teeth gene in my family tree. Dentists love me! :D

Synonym
09-14-2010, 10:49 PM
Anyone want a free month of Netflix? I'd recommend using the 'watch it instantly' option in order to cram in as many freebies as possible. LOL

Oh, and be sure to cancel before the month is up too. :)

slcboston
09-14-2010, 10:53 PM
no, far too tempting

:D

Synonym
09-14-2010, 11:13 PM
I know what you mean. I need to cancel the silly thing. I don't use it enough to justify the $9 or so a month.

milly
09-14-2010, 11:27 PM
Is it just me or would anyone in their right mind do a double take at this sentence?

:Ssh:

Sweetleaf
09-14-2010, 11:31 PM
Well I certainly did a double take walking in on the dirty O! *copies Milly*

Just stopping by to say :hi: , hope you guys are all well and I am Queen if anyone wants to visit the castle this week! :)

slcboston
09-14-2010, 11:51 PM
Is it just me or would anyone in their right mind do a double take at this sentence?


:Ssh:

she said "right mind"

that lets you out

:D

DeleyanLee
09-15-2010, 12:32 AM
I think that lets us all out, kiddo.

slcboston
09-15-2010, 01:05 AM
I dunno. Pretty sure I was meant to be left-handed before the teachers got a hold of me. Ergo, biologically I'd be in my right mind.

:D


think that counts as proof I'm the only sane one here?

:D

Synonym
09-15-2010, 01:12 AM
no. :D

I'm always in my right mind. LOL

Synonym
09-15-2010, 01:28 AM
Mrs. Smith had to give up in the first grade...I wouldn't change.

Neurotic
09-15-2010, 02:40 PM
I'm left handed, so I don't think your theory works, Boston.

Hullo, reppers. I had a sad about my Asian writing systems test mark until I realised how much worse the rest of the class must have done. Based on the class average, not on my gargantuan ego. ;)

DeleyanLee
09-15-2010, 06:03 PM
:hooray:HAPPY CAMEL DAY!!!:hooray:

slcboston
09-16-2010, 05:13 PM
morning reppers


wow, kinda slow around here yesterday, wasn't it?

:D

DeleyanLee
09-16-2010, 05:16 PM
Maybe it should've been turtle or snail day instead?

tjwriter
09-16-2010, 05:53 PM
Hello reppers! How's it going? I'm staying busy and I think I have one kid out to drive me crazy this morning.

DeleyanLee
09-16-2010, 05:53 PM
So you haven't taught the new one the rules yet, TJ?

tjwriter
09-16-2010, 06:01 PM
The baby's the good one. It's Kid One that's driving me nuttso. She keep irritating everyone around her.

But both the girls are staying the night at my mom's tonight and it should be quiet later.

milly
09-16-2010, 06:05 PM
morning ya'll...just popping in briefly to welcome TJ back...glad to hear the babes are doing well and that you are still somewhat sane

:)

slcboston
09-16-2010, 06:27 PM
Maybe it should've been turtle or snail day instead?

you know, if you squint right, those both kind of have humps...

:D

writeronfire
09-16-2010, 06:45 PM
Good morning!

tjwriter
09-16-2010, 06:48 PM
It's really not so bad adjusting, but I just get frustrated with the oldest sometimes. She's just not listening very well right now.

DeleyanLee
09-16-2010, 06:56 PM
Sounds to me like she needs a long cuddle, TBH.

tjwriter
09-16-2010, 07:33 PM
She probably could use some individual time. I'm trying to spread my time around everyone. I should be cleaning now, but I'm trying to spend with all of them.

DeleyanLee
09-16-2010, 10:36 PM
OK. Party is over.

They made me cry.

They're all happy. Can't get through a party like this without the honoree crying.

So, it's tradition to give the person leaving cash collected from the group. Having been the one to do the collecting, I know that it's unusual for the amount to crest higher than $100.

I won't say how much they gave me, but it was much more than $100.

How can you not cry when people are that generous?

And then they gave me two dozen homemade oatmeal raisin cookies, which made me laugh. See, whenever I do something for someone and they say they owe me, I always say "Pay up in oatmeal raisin cookies."

And I'm crying again. 'Tis the day for it, I know.

Won't miss the commute, but, damn, I'll miss the people.

slcboston
09-16-2010, 11:44 PM
I'd take the oatmeal cookies over the cash any day, but that's just me.

Glad it went well, Del. Nice to know there are still good people out there.

:)

tjwriter
09-17-2010, 12:10 AM
Did you find a new job then? Cool beans!

writeronfire
09-17-2010, 12:45 AM
Good afternoon!

milly
09-17-2010, 03:15 AM
Won't miss the commute, but, damn, I'll miss the people.

awww...so happy for you del...for the great goodbye and what's to come...you said 9/20 right?

Synonym
09-17-2010, 03:52 AM
Good morning!


Good afternoon!

Good evening?

Actually, I'm on my way out but I wanted to say 'hey' before I left. :)

milly
09-17-2010, 03:54 AM
*waves at writeronfire*

*waves by to Syn*

writeronfire
09-17-2010, 03:54 AM
Good evening?

Actually, I'm on my way out but I wanted to say 'hey' before I left. :)

Thank you. I had thought I was invisible. :)

Synonym
09-17-2010, 03:57 AM
Of course not. Sometimes we tend to get caught up in a conversational thread though. Duh!

Okay, now I'm really leaving. :D

milly
09-17-2010, 03:57 AM
invisible??

with those awesome boots?

no way

:)

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:35 AM
Good afternoon!

reminds me of Scrooge dismissing the two gentlemen... or does he say that when it's his nephew? I can't remember between Christmases....

:D

milly
09-17-2010, 06:40 AM
how on EARTH did you come up with this analogy?

really bos?

:tongue

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 06:45 AM
*sneaks in 'n leaves chocolate, cookies, and tequila*

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:46 AM
how on EARTH did you come up with this analogy?


I listen to "A Christmas Carol" ever year while wrapping presents or putting up the tree. Early on in the story, Scrooge very vociferously dismisses either the two gentlemen or his nephew by irascibly stating "Good Afternoon" as his response to whatever they say.

milly
09-17-2010, 06:47 AM
he does that "irascibly" does he?

hehe

*takes shot of sneaky's tequila*

Synonym
09-17-2010, 06:49 AM
Hey...look what I have. Three major food groups.

*dunks a cookie in the tequila, grimaces, downs the shot and chases the nasty taste away with chocolate*

Thanks *cough* Sneaks!

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:52 AM
he does that "irascibly" does he?

hehe

*takes shot of sneaky's tequila*

yes, he does.

alcohol impairing your perspicacity, is it?

:tongue

milly
09-17-2010, 06:52 AM
*coughing at the thought of what Syn just did*

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 06:53 AM
I aim to please the reppers ;)

milly
09-17-2010, 06:53 AM
yes, he does.

alcohol impairing your perspicacity, is it?

:tongue


my perspicacity??

you calling me sweaty?

*stamps feet, swaying ever so slightly*

I cry foul...I do...right now

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:57 AM
*reaches hand out to steady*

easy there, milly.

if you're going to teeter you might want to do it over there by the sofa. Cushion the impact and all that.

:D

and t'wasn't foul, t'was fair, clearly fair

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:58 AM
*dunks a cookie in the tequila, grimaces, downs the shot and chases the nasty taste away with chocolate*


I aim to please the reppers ;)

then we need more tequila

someone got cookie crumbs in it

:D

milly
09-17-2010, 06:58 AM
t'was?

you really are trying to pull off the Dickens tonight huh?

:)

milly
09-17-2010, 06:59 AM
tequila is tequila is tequila....pfft

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 07:00 AM
I shall supply the thread with copious amounts of Tequila on one condition...if there is any good violence towards the once upon a time camelsheepthingy I don't miss it :D

milly
09-17-2010, 07:03 AM
um...can you define "violence"?

:)

slcboston
09-17-2010, 07:03 AM
t'was?

you really are trying to pull off the Dickens tonight huh?

:)

I figured that was more Shakespearean than Dickens, actually....

:D

slcboston
09-17-2010, 07:06 AM
camelsheepthingy

*looks around*

I don't see anything like that.

Might want to lay off the tequila there, Sneaks. You're hallucinating things.

:wag:


btw, is anyone else creeped out by the "Pink Elephants on Parade" section of Dumbo (or it's cousin, the "Heffalumps and Woozels" from Winnie the Pooh)? Family friendly my ass....

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 07:07 AM
um...can you define "violence"?

:)
Really? I woulda thought this was the one thread I wouldn't have to explain violence against the hybrid that can't make up his mind. :D

Allow me to demonstrate...


*runs over and flips the Moogle*

DeleyanLee
09-17-2010, 07:08 AM
No, you're not the only one. When I was a kid, I insisted on hiding my head at the drive-through when those parts came on. Hated that stuff. As I got older, I was pretty sure the Disney people were smoking worse than either Dumbo or Pooh had been drinking.

Could use a little reppie love, BTW. I've got something unpleasant at the top of my reppie list.

Thanks!

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 07:10 AM
*looks around*

I don't see anything like that.

Might want to lay off the tequila there, Sneaks. You're hallucinating things.

:wag:


btw, is anyone else creeped out by the "Pink Elephants on Parade" section of Dumbo (or it's cousin, the "Heffalumps and Woozels" from Winnie the Pooh)? Family friendly my ass....
First of all, I did say "once upon a time camelsheepthingy" so :wag: right back atcha :D

And second of all, there shall be no dissing on the Pink ELephants on Parade or any elephant in any form or else you have to face me :flamethrower

Synonym
09-17-2010, 07:19 AM
There are certainly some Disney scenes that make you wonder what they were smoking/drinking at the time, or if the artists had some serious mental issues.

Fantasia. Case closed. :)

slcboston
09-17-2010, 07:25 AM
yeah, but Fantasia wasn't aimed at kids. At least they had the good graces to aim the nightmare fuel at the adults for that one....

:eek:

slcboston
09-17-2010, 07:26 AM
*runs over and flips the Moogle*

close....

but still no.

:D

Synonym
09-17-2010, 07:30 AM
*evil laugh*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJv2Mugm2RI


ETA: Judging from the comments, you aren't alone in having a bad reaction to this scene.

slcboston
09-17-2010, 07:34 AM
I'm sorry, it's horrifying, elephants or no (sorry Sneaks). The garish colors, the whole sort of hallucinogenic elements....

If the idea was to scare kids away from drinking, it may well have worked.


On the other hand, he does learn to fly as a result.

:idea:

Sneaky Devil
09-17-2010, 07:36 AM
Meh, no matter what you look like this month, the reactions you produce in me will always remain the same. :D

Now, where was I...
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/Sneaks_bucket/Food%20and%20Drink/tequila-shots.jpg

slcboston
09-17-2010, 08:00 AM
*hums villain song from The Princess and the Frog (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsqy6U3g1LQ)*

LaurieD
09-17-2010, 08:12 AM
*looks around*

I don't see anything like that.

Might want to lay off the tequila there, Sneaks. You're hallucinating things.

:wag:


btw, is anyone else creeped out by the "Pink Elephants on Parade" section of Dumbo (or it's cousin, the "Heffalumps and Woozels" from Winnie the Pooh)? Family friendly my ass....


I always liked those.

*wanders off to bed, singing off key... "A heffalump or woozel is very confuzled. A heffalump or woozel's very sly... sly... sly... sly!"

slcboston
09-17-2010, 04:49 PM
yeah, okay...

pfft. squirrels.

:D


morning reppers

:Coffee:

rhymegirl
09-17-2010, 04:53 PM
Good morning. I have a very bad headache.

slcboston
09-17-2010, 04:55 PM
*passes RG the Tylenol*

:D

rhymegirl
09-17-2010, 05:06 PM
*passes RG the Tylenol*

:D

I might need more than that.

Last night I had a fever of 101, chills, earache, headache, and tummy ache.

slcboston
09-17-2010, 05:10 PM
ooh, yeah, might require more than that, though Tylenol is supposed to help with fever, too.

Other than my migrain medicine I can't take anything more than Tylenol for headaches. Advil makes me sick to my stomach.

You feeling any better today? Is it just the headache or has the whole panoply of symptoms returned?

rhymegirl
09-17-2010, 05:36 PM
ooh, yeah, might require more than that, though Tylenol is supposed to help with fever, too.

Other than my migrain medicine I can't take anything more than Tylenol for headaches. Advil makes me sick to my stomach.

You feeling any better today? Is it just the headache or has the whole panoply of symptoms returned?

Well....

I woke up with the headache. I took some DayQuil for multi-symptoms. I have had a doctor's appointment scheduled for Monday for quite a while. (I go every 3 months or so to get my blood pressure checked)

I think I either have the flu or a sinus infection. I've also heard strep is going around.

slcboston
09-17-2010, 06:22 PM
All of those three options don't sound very good at all....

rhymegirl
09-17-2010, 06:24 PM
All of those three options don't sound very good at all....

No, they don't, Boston.

I need a hug.

DeleyanLee
09-18-2010, 01:41 AM
Heya, peoples!

Went and picked up my new bike today. Tried to ride it home and discovered that I'm far more out of shape than I thought I was. Couldn't even get up the first couple feet of a small hill. Very depressing. But I'll get to it if I keep at it. Just a matter of getting back into shape.

OTOH, I've almost got my housemate talked into getting one herself, so it I don't have to do all my riding alone.

Now to finish cleaning the house.

I think I'd rather have a choice between flu, sinus infection or strep.

Synonym
09-18-2010, 01:58 AM
Wow, Del. I admire your determination. I need to get started going to the gym...get in the habit. Especially since I already paid for it.

I hate going somewhere strange and attempting to figure out how to work something without looking like a complete idiot. :D

slcboston
09-20-2010, 06:45 AM
*zips through thread for no real reason*

Wicked
09-20-2010, 06:52 AM
*zips through thread for no real reason*

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtzoUu7w-YM

:wag:

slcboston
09-20-2010, 07:02 AM
um, no, not like that.

not like that.

:eek:

Synonym
09-20-2010, 07:17 AM
This poor little thread has been violated by a zipper?

DeleyanLee
09-20-2010, 04:55 PM
I'm not sure "violated" is the word I'd use...but it's probably more socially acceptable.

milly
09-20-2010, 06:17 PM
morning everyone :)

slcboston
09-20-2010, 07:09 PM
morning reppers



.... I swear it wasn't like that at all....

:D

rhymegirl
09-20-2010, 07:19 PM
good morning!

I have been to the doctor and I'm not sick. Can you believe that?

She thinks it's just allergies giving me headaches.

slcboston
09-20-2010, 07:42 PM
So.... is that good news, then? Seeing as you still have allergies and therefore still have headaches?

I understand it's better than what some of the alternatives could have been ("It's not a tumor") but... still leaves you feeling kind of yucky.

rhymegirl
09-20-2010, 08:35 PM
So.... is that good news, then? Seeing as you still have allergies and therefore still have headaches?

I understand it's better than what some of the alternatives could have been ("It's not a tumor") but... still leaves you feeling kind of yucky.

Oh Boston, you're so, so Boston. :D

Yes, it's good news. I can deal with allergies; I'll just take some over the counter stuff that relieves nasal congestion. And yes, that is what she recommended.

DeleyanLee
09-20-2010, 09:35 PM
Nice when it's simple and relatively cheap.

Synonym
09-21-2010, 02:05 AM
Hmm. I have no idea if there are any guitar fans, or music fans here, but. I saw this young guy (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4vLGPlGklk) from Kyoto, Japan jamming in the middle of a gravel road at the local festival. Didn't know he was the big winner, either. :D

Pretty amazing guitar playing if you care to listen.

slcboston
09-21-2010, 07:40 PM
morning reppers

:D


place is kinda quiet with Del at her new job, isn't it?

:D

milly
09-21-2010, 07:41 PM
yes it is...wow...and with TJ out with the new baby and all...hmm, looks like we have the place to ourselves:)

slcboston
09-21-2010, 07:42 PM
Pretty amazing guitar playing if you care to listen.

Yeah, he's pretty good, isn't he?

thanks for sharing

wish I could play like that...

heck, wish I could play at all for that matter.

:D

slcboston
09-21-2010, 07:43 PM
yes it is...wow...and with TJ out with the new baby and all...hmm, looks like we have the place to ourselves:)

does this mean we're in charge?

:e2woo:



..... is that wise?

:D

milly
09-21-2010, 07:45 PM
want me to bring in some cake...maybe pizza first?

slcboston
09-21-2010, 07:50 PM
ooh, I get free pizza tonight.


which, normally, would not preclude me from having pizza for lunch, as well, but as I am trying my best to eat healthy, I'll have to pass on that.

.... Cake, on the other hand. Well, you just can't pass up cake, now can you? That would just be wrong. And in some circles, rude and impolite towards the person who made it.

(though, in some cases, refusing it would be self-preservation. Some people can't bake)

:D

slcboston
09-22-2010, 12:48 AM
*whistles to self*

Synonym
09-22-2010, 01:13 AM
*kicks the thread*

DeleyanLee
09-22-2010, 01:16 AM
Home from Orientation. :D Normally, I'd only have been on the bus for about 10-15 minutes by now. LOL!

Gotta love OSHA and HIPAA and all that kind of mandatory BS that Orientations are made of. Really fun stuff. At least they fed us lunch. Well, TBH, they didn't feed just US lunch--tomorrow is the big move day, so they brought in tons'o'pizza for everyone and we got lucky.

I'm part of the move crew tomorrow. Should be great fun. I saw the floor plan and I get an office ALL to myself. Very frightening. Even more frightening--we're right next door to a Papa John's pizza place. LOL! I can't get away from this stuff today, it seems.

So far, so good, though. I'm just glad the really boring part is over.

Did anyone miss me?

slcboston
09-22-2010, 01:22 AM
Did anyone miss me?


place is kinda quiet with Del at her new job, isn't it?

Of course we did.

:D

Pizza seems to be the theme for the night. Heading out for some of that myself here in about ten minutes.

DeleyanLee
09-22-2010, 03:46 PM
HAPPY QUASIMOTO DAY!!!

slcboston
09-22-2010, 06:26 PM
*sings "The Bells of Notre Dame"*

:D

Synonym
09-22-2010, 06:28 PM
*covers ears*

slcboston
09-22-2010, 06:46 PM
that was probably wise

:D

Synonym
09-22-2010, 08:56 PM
I thought so. LOL

slcboston
09-22-2010, 09:20 PM
so why the day off, Syn? It can't be sleet nor rain nor dark of night....

:D

Synonym
09-22-2010, 09:26 PM
Sadistic dental hygienists armed with needles and picks and scrapers and other assorted items of torture.

They call it 'deep cleaning', but I have an entirely different name for the procedure. :D

Didn't help that she missed deadening the nerve for the bottom teeth and had to give it a second go. Ugh. Ah well, it wasn't quite as bad as they had me convinced, but, it was only the right side. Left side and a crown on the 7th.

I cant' wait.

slcboston
09-22-2010, 09:36 PM
sounds.... fun?

In a Marquis de Sade kind of way....

Synonym
09-22-2010, 09:42 PM
Um, yeah? The Marquis and I would never have gotten along well. :D

Well, I finally picked a nom de plume, entered my first contest and now I need to get my butt in gear and start a blog. It seems to be a 'requirement' these days. I guess I'll toddle off and start researching blog sites.

This whole day reeks of fun. LOL

slcboston
09-22-2010, 09:58 PM
any day that reeks, regardless of what, is probably not going to be a good one

:D

Synonym
09-22-2010, 10:01 PM
I shall overcome, or something like that.

At least I can sort of feel my lower lip now. Lunch sounds pretty good. Although it sounded pretty good two hours ago. :D

slcboston
09-22-2010, 10:09 PM
being able to feel your mouth is probably a prerequisite for eating your lunch without drooling it all over yourself. Just a guess, mind you.

:D

Synonym
09-22-2010, 10:22 PM
or biting your tongue. Not good.

DeleyanLee
09-23-2010, 02:18 AM
Especially when you draw blood and don't realize it immediately.

Synonym
09-23-2010, 02:21 AM
Oh lord yes! I hate that. Yet another reason to wait until everything is completely back to normal. I finally had lunch at 3. Which won't hurt a thing, since I can afford to miss a few meals. :)

DeleyanLee
09-23-2010, 02:26 AM
I'm knackered tonight. Moving is a PITA. And today was only the first of two. Rah.

I think I made a good impression on my boss and new coworkers, though. At least, I hope so.

Just weird to already be home with dinner in the oven. I'm not used to being off the bus yet. LOL!

Synonym
09-23-2010, 02:33 AM
So, I missed something here. You got a new job which is very close to home...but they're moving? Or you knew they were moving to a spot very close to home before you got the job?

DeleyanLee
09-23-2010, 03:32 AM
Ah, you didn't hear this saga. It's great--you can't make this stuff up.

So they advertise for this job back in December. A week or so later, their building catches fire. Their business isn't harmed, but the entire building is closed down for 3 months or so for the investigation. When that's done, the landlord decides he's going to raze the building rather than rebuild, so they've got to find new digs. Those new digs is a mile from my house.

So today, they--we moved from the temp office and a couple of other places into the main place. Monday, the remaining temp offices come in.

They thought they might have moved before I started this week, but turns out it was today. Hey, what better way to figure out where things are than to be there to sort out the mess?

Synonym
09-23-2010, 05:10 AM
That's so cool. Did you remember to hide an important thing or two so you will look 'extra impressive' by finding it? Just kidding. A mile away? That's amazing. :)