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ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
Jellen

flip
12:00 am
renfield

flip out
12:00 am
flosey

flip
12:00 am
crpw48

flop
12:00 am
ursh

and a flipping good morning to all
12:00 am
itsonme

flip!
12:00 am
HiTower

Merry Christmas Eve! flip
12:00 am
harpjane

flip
12:01 am
harpjane

and bye bye
12:01 am
GroovyKiwi

happy bhristmas eve everyone
12:01 am
reparteena

flip! Happy Holidays to All!
12:01 am
dizgrannie

darn!! missed by TWO words....MERRY CHRISTMAS to all xx
12:01 am
itsonme

bye harp!
12:01 am
renfield

later harp
12:02 am
Lorrie_in_SA

Good morning all and a very Merry Christmas!
12:03 am
Hugabugs

Hi everyone
12:03 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora lorrie happy babbling
12:03 am
Lorrie_in_SA

Thank you Kiwi and hope you have a great Christmas!
12:04 am
GroovyKiwi

santa has already been too good to me in the last week im not expecting anything else lol
12:04 am
fruittart

hi all!
12:04 am
fruittart

TE 8
12:04 am
Hugabugs

ni8
12:04 am
MLFAN17

HI KIWI
12:04 am
flosey

Hi Lorrie, beautiful icon
12:05 am
itsonme

oh my 8s? i have a te6 :P
12:05 am
Lorrie_in_SA

Hi flosey and thank you.... Love the story of yours :)
12:05 am
Kazozz

hi all, slightly late as usual
12:06 am
GroovyKiwi

kaz!!! hugs happy christmas eve
12:06 am
Hugabugs

te7
12:06 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:06 am
tygerbryght

hey, peeps
12:06 am
flosey

ne7
12:06 am
GroovyKiwi

lickety, tiger hugs happy christmas eve
12:06 am
tygerbryght

looks like another for me to just skip right over :(
12:07 am
Jellen

Thanks, lickety
12:07 am
MLFAN17

RE 7
12:07 am
tygerbryght

hey, groovy. howarya, hon?
12:07 am
GroovyKiwi

happy as larry thanks tyger
12:07 am
Lorrie_in_SA

Thanks Lickety and a Merry Christmas!
12:07 am
flosey

thanks Lorre
12:07 am
tygerbryght

LOL, glad to hear it
12:07 am
GroovyKiwi

an 8 x 2
12:08 am
flosey

thank you Lickety
12:08 am
MLFAN17

TE 7
12:08 am
Kazozz

hi groovy! xmas eve tomorrow..got a pj party, playing games and eating deep fried turkey...should be fun!
12:08 am
Kazozz

MLF :) how u be?
12:08 am
MLFAN17

Kaz pretty good how about you kaz??
12:09 am
GroovyKiwi

well we have 5 hours to go til christmas day rolls over on the clock and the kids are adamant they are staying up lol
12:09 am
Hugabugs

di7
12:09 am
Kazozz

am hanging in there MLF...start some new meds on friday..we'll see how it goes
12:09 am
tygerbryght

6 9s? maybe I'll take a crack at it, but I doubt most seriously I'll make a real effort to finish. I have a ton of emails I'd intended to get done today. guess how many I got done? one :(
12:10 am
MLFAN17

new meds? yuck
12:11 am
MLFAN17

PA 6/7
12:11 am
MLFAN17

NE 7'
12:12 am
fruittart

SE 7 x 2
12:12 am
MLFAN17

di 4/5
12:12 am
MLFAN17

di 7
12:12 am
Hugabugs

ne7 x 2
12:12 am
Kazozz

right column all greyed out lmao
12:12 am
angelinaxox

hi all
12:13 am
tygerbryght

hey, ange
12:13 am
angelinaxox

hi tyger
12:13 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora ange hugs happy babbling
12:13 am
fruittart

FI 8
12:14 am
angelinaxox

hi kiwi
12:14 am
Hugabugs

se7
12:15 am
GroovyKiwi

fi 9 if not called
12:16 am
MLFAN17

ST 8
12:17 am
Kazozz

thought i could stay awake longer..not happening...merry xmas to everyone! c u soon xoxoxoxo
12:17 am
GroovyKiwi

nite kaz sweet dreams
12:18 am
angelinaxox

gn kaz and merry christmas to you too
12:18 am
itsonme

night kaz!
12:19 am
tygerbryght

think I'm going to bed. eyes are ouching at me. too much computer this evening. nytol
12:19 am
Hugabugs

se7 x 2
12:19 am
dizgrannie

ee 8
12:20 am
GroovyKiwi

nite tyger sweet dreams
12:21 am
itsonme

night tyger!
12:21 am
Hugabugs

ta7
12:23 am
GroovyKiwi

ne 9
12:23 am
Hugabugs

de7
12:23 am
MLFAN17

i just found it too ty hugs for the ta
12:25 am
rururocks

se 7
12:26 am
rururocks

phantom : tangerine
12:27 am
Hugabugs

good one ruru
12:27 am
MonkeyGames

Morning folks! We'll see how far I get before Walter gets up. What is bugging me is the phantoms seem unusually well developed today... genesi, tangen, and the like.
12:27 am
MLFAN17

i saw that too ruru was hoping it would work but cant use same letter twice like that unfortunately
12:27 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora MG hugs happy babbling and happy christmas eve
12:28 am
rururocks

an 8
12:28 am
MonkeyGames

Oh, and of course sedimen.
12:28 am
MonkeyGames

Hi Groovy!
12:29 am
rururocks

di7
12:29 am
rururocks

nest
12:30 am
GroovyKiwi

ty ruru we already know you have one
12:30 am
GroovyKiwi

re 7 x 2 so far and not related
12:30 am
rururocks

to the PB I will go.. t o the PB I will go hi ho the derry o to the pB I will go
12:30 am
GroovyKiwi

re 8
12:31 am
Birdeee

gn6
12:32 am
GroovyKiwi

se 7 x 3 all related
12:32 am
aebmusica

I didn't know u sing, ruru?
12:32 am
itsonme

haha silly rur
12:32 am
itsonme

*ruru
12:34 am
rururocks

di 8
12:34 am
GroovyKiwi

st 8
12:35 am
MLFAN17

panini is too a word
12:35 am
MLFAN17

been called kiwi
12:35 am
GroovyKiwi

ta 7
12:35 am
MonkeyGames

So is paneer but it won't take it...
12:36 am
GroovyKiwi

change that first e to another vowel MG lol
12:36 am
MonkeyGames

Ah, cool, thanks!
12:36 am
MLFAN17

panier isnt it?
12:36 am
GroovyKiwi

pb for mlf lol
12:36 am
MonkeyGames

Right. Shoulda seen that. I was thinking of teh Indian cheese, of course.
12:36 am
rururocks

pb ,mlf//
12:37 am
MLFAN17

kiwi you need to pay a better attention to chat been called lol.just picking on ya
12:37 am
MLFAN17

ty i got it i am so good at PB
12:37 am
Hugabugs

ne7 x 3
12:37 am
hurshy

es9 if not called - i got here late
12:38 am
DR1965

happy late flip
12:38 am
MLFAN17

DI 7/8
12:38 am
itsonme

hey hursh!
12:38 am
itsonme

& hello dr
12:38 am
hurshy

hey
12:38 am
DR1965

hi again itsonme
12:38 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora hursy and dr hugs happy christmas eve to you both
12:38 am
DR1965

hugs to you kiwi and merry xmas
12:39 am
MonkeyGames

Oops, I hear Walter... catch you folks later Have fun!
12:39 am
GroovyKiwi

te 7 x 2 not related
12:39 am
GroovyKiwi

acutally te 7 x 3 and two related lol
12:39 am
Hugabugs

lol I was just going to call that Kiwi
12:40 am
GroovyKiwi

te 4,7,8,6,7 combo lol
12:41 am
herinfernallady

HI
12:41 am
Hugabugs

te7 x 3
12:41 am
GroovyKiwi

herin hugs happy christmas eve dear friend
12:41 am
DR1965

hi herin
12:41 am
GroovyKiwi

te 8 x 2
12:41 am
GroovyKiwi

ohhh and a 9 to go with one of them too
12:41 am
cjmomma

hello everyone =)
12:42 am
rururocks

1/2 way there
12:42 am
itsonme

hey herin!
12:42 am
herinfernallady

How are you?
12:42 am
herinfernallady

Happy Christmas eve to you my dear
12:42 am
itsonme

hey cj
12:42 am
DR1965

Hi Cj
12:43 am
cjmomma

Happy Christmas eve to all
12:43 am
GroovyKiwi

oh my this is so much easier than yesterdays lol 100 to go
12:43 am
GroovyKiwi

hi CJ hugs happy christmas eve
12:43 am
itsonme

tis kiwi
12:43 am
cjmomma

thank you ..I didn't get to finish yesterdays, got 2/3's done and couldn't get back to computer :(
12:44 am
rururocks

phantom:reindeer
12:44 am
cjmomma

I thought same thing ruru
12:44 am
herinfernallady

I am enjoying my foot spa and stuffing my face with toast i forgot to eat
12:44 am
GroovyKiwi

i did the last min shopping today got home about 5 then wrapped up all the presents for the boys and realised i had to go shopping again as kieran ended up with more presents than logan lol
12:44 am
cjmomma

figured it would be in there
12:44 am
itsonme

same here cj!
12:45 am
MLFAN17

is that ES 9 a real word/?
12:45 am
GroovyKiwi

dunno havent got it yet lol
12:46 am
cjmomma

I just started,...
12:46 am
hurshy

she told him that, while es9 him greatly, she could not reciprocate his warm affections, and must therefore refuse his proposal of marriage
12:46 am
herinfernallady

don't look at me I have yet to enter one word. Too busy enjoying this foot spa
12:48 am
MLFAN17

that doesnt sound right hurshy
12:48 am
flosey

thanks hurshy
12:48 am
GroovyKiwi

an 7,8 combo and another 8
12:48 am
firefly779

got it, thanks hurshy!
12:49 am
herinfernallady

now all i need is the massage chair
12:49 am
itsonme

thanks hersh got it!
12:50 am
itsonme

herin you are making me jealous :)
12:50 am
GroovyKiwi

me 3 lol
12:50 am
herinfernallady

Its I had to walk about for 12 hours last night and then 2 ks to the store and another 2 or three around the store
12:50 am
GroovyKiwi

you know i went out and did the last of the shopping for hte boys came home wrapped up all the presents then realised kieran had more than logan so at 5pm was back out fighting the madding crowds for two more presents for logan lol
12:51 am
itsonme

oh herin thats more than i could take!
12:51 am
herinfernallady

WOW Groovy
12:51 am
hurshy

ge8/9
12:52 am
herinfernallady

Its I had so much caffeen I have had about 5 hours sleep in teh last 24 hours
12:52 am
cjmomma

I was like that yesterday
12:52 am
herinfernallady

ITS is that your Pommie
12:52 am
itsonme

yikes kiwi, i have to get a few presents tomorrow... :/
12:52 am
DR1965

i have to get one more tomorrow
12:53 am
cjmomma

I have a few left to get also
12:53 am
cjmomma

I've never been this disorganized before...
12:53 am
itsonme

yes herin, the bigger one is max, he is a pekingese pomeranian. he turns 8 on the day after christmas! the smaller one is lucy, my cavalier poodle mix, 6 months.
12:53 am
herinfernallady

norr
12:54 am
herinfernallady

I have 1 more gift to buy but I will ahve to wait till Sunday
12:54 am
itsonme

which reminde me i have to fix my profile, its a caption to my old picture!
12:55 am
Hugabugs

se7 x 4
12:55 am
cjmomma

ok digging in the grid
12:56 am
itsonme

but that will wait for tomorrow... or i guess today, its 2 AM! I am off to sleep, goodnight all! Happy babbling & holidays!
12:56 am
GroovyKiwi

ap 7,8 combo
12:56 am
itsonme

& merry christmas eve!
12:57 am
AJrox!

hi
12:57 am
AJrox!

again
12:57 am
AJrox!

im back...
12:58 am
herinfernallady

Travel safe ITs
12:58 am
flosey

too tired tonight, off to bed for me, goodnight all and Merry Christmas Eve
12:58 am
herinfernallady

Wow there is a grid?
12:59 am
cjmomma

night flosey
1:00 am
GroovyKiwi

nite flosey sweetest dreams
1:01 am
Hugabugs

se7 x 5
1:01 am
hurshy

name that proper noun! voldemort's familiar
1:01 am
herinfernallady

NIght FLossey best wishes
1:02 am
GroovyKiwi

di 7,8 combo
1:03 am
GroovyKiwi

woohoo found the ee8
1:04 am
Hugabugs

di7 x 2
1:04 am
herinfernallady

Who wants a grumpy b.f
1:05 am
Jellen

Got one, thanks, herin!
1:07 am
hurshy

i want some more M's... most of my boxes only have left 4 or less but that one has 7
1:08 am
GroovyKiwi

no thanks herin i got grumpy kids thats enough
1:08 am
herinfernallady

Great. He is in a pissy about work and he is a pain
1:08 am
hydra

Hi hurshy, Jellen, herin, hug, groovy. I only did a quarter of yesterday's so I'm glad this grid is a bit smaller. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!
1:09 am
herinfernallady

HYDRA. hugs
1:09 am
Jellen

Hi, hydra!
1:09 am
hydra

and to you, herin!
1:09 am
Hugabugs

Hi Hydra
1:09 am
cjmomma

hello hydra
1:10 am
herinfernallady

You seeing that lovely daughter of yours tommorow
1:10 am
GroovyKiwi

hey hydra hugs happy christmas eve
1:10 am
hydra

My poor other half left at 5am this morning to help local butcher with turkey orders! Hello cjmomma!
1:10 am
hydra

Not seeing her, herin. I'm in London, she's in Devon with her adoptive mom. But I shall be seeing her for her birthday in Feb.
1:11 am
cjmomma

I've worked in the meat department for many years...been there and feel for them
1:11 am
herinfernallady

My b.f just asked me what is wrong with camping? I told him no plumbing.
1:11 am
cjmomma

have to agree with you there herin
1:11 am
herinfernallady

Ok Hydra I didn't know that I shall stick my other foot in my mouth
1:11 am
cjmomma

its better with a camper that has plumbing =)
1:12 am
hydra

I agree, herin. Peeing in a bucket is not my thing!
1:12 am
cjmomma

best of both worlds
1:12 am
hydra

No, you haven't put your foot in it, herin. She's very happy having two mothers and I am on good terms with the wonderful lady who brought her up.
1:12 am
herinfernallady

Screw that. I like camping at a caravan park with a cabin thank you very much. I always seemed to sleep on a stone or something other
1:13 am
herinfernallady

Well that is more we have in common Hydra
1:13 am
hydra

You should email me sometime for a private chat, herin. It's hydrababble@yahoo.com
1:14 am
VolleymomDee

howdy all!
1:14 am
GroovyKiwi

woohooo es 6,9 combo
1:14 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora dee hugs and happy christmas eve
1:14 am
hydra

Well done, Gruve! Hi Volley
1:15 am
Jellen

Hi, Dee
1:15 am
VolleymomDee

hi hydra; hugs kiwi
1:15 am
herinfernallady

Hydra you on facebook?
1:16 am
hydra

Yep! Under my real name though. You can connect thru Rhiannon's page if you're in touch with her on Facebook
1:16 am
Hugabugs

Hi Dee
1:16 am
herinfernallady

Thanks
1:16 am
VolleymomDee

Hugs hug! Hi jell; hi herin
1:16 am
Hugabugs

re7 x 4
1:17 am
herinfernallady

Um can I have your initials Hydra she has lots of friends
1:17 am
Jellen

I must go...I find I am quite blind to words right now!
1:18 am
hydra

Sorry! Thought she'd mentioned me. Look for Lorna - a black and white pic of me playing guitar yonks ago
1:18 am
herinfernallady

ok thanks
1:18 am
hydra

I've got nothing longer than a 5 letter word yet
1:19 am
herinfernallady

I just friended you. THATS You I was wondering who that was on my ''you may know these people thingy
1:19 am
cjmomma

night Jellen, I'm not far behind you
1:19 am
GroovyKiwi

nite jellen
1:20 am
Hugabugs

id6/7
1:21 am
hydra

Thanks herin! I've 'confirmed' you!
1:23 am
Hugabugs

ne7 x 4
1:25 am
hydra

Off to do some work now. Have a grrrrr8 Christmas Day everyone if I don't see you tomorrow x
1:26 am
herinfernallady

yH
1:26 am
herinfernallady

Yah and best wishes Hydra
1:26 am
GroovyKiwi

bye hydra take care
1:27 am
cjmomma

have a great day also hydra
1:27 am
GroovyKiwi

fi 9 if not called
1:27 am
cjmomma

I've got to get to bed, 4 hours of sleep is not enough
1:27 am
cjmomma

what
1:27 am
herinfernallady

Cj I have had 4.5
1:28 am
herinfernallady

4.5 stupid keyboard
1:28 am
cjmomma

I wish we could turn back time to 100 years ago for the holidays
1:29 am
Hugabugs

mi7
1:29 am
herinfernallady

why? less commercialism?
1:30 am
cjmomma

yes!
1:30 am
GroovyKiwi

i wish i had a genie who coudl wisk me away to auckland to spend christmas nite with my man since im going to be home alone
1:30 am
cjmomma

I'm sorry Kiwi..
1:30 am
herinfernallady

:(
1:31 am
GroovyKiwi

its ok - we have xmas day together with mum and about 20 other ppl then ian will pick them up at 3 for the night
1:32 am
Hugabugs

mi8
1:32 am
herinfernallady

I have no brain I has the dumb
1:33 am
aebmusica

Groovy to the PB!
1:33 am
cjmomma

ditto that here, time for bed, night all and have a great day
1:33 am
herinfernallady

Night CJ
1:33 am
herinfernallady

Hi Aeb
1:33 am
aebmusica

menage
1:34 am
GroovyKiwi

ty aeb but i have no idea lol im too tiddly to think lol
1:34 am
aebmusica

hi herin!
1:35 am
herinfernallady

i have so much baking to do
1:35 am
aebmusica

u used a word from the grid at1:30 AM
1:35 am
aebmusica

genies
1:35 am
GroovyKiwi

ahhhhh the hunky male with wishes lol duh
1:36 am
herinfernallady

the one I need
1:36 am
aebmusica

Now I have to join u in the PB,Groovy....are there any xmas cookies left ?
1:37 am
Hugabugs

me6/7
1:37 am
GroovyKiwi

ummm chocolate covered shortbread do?
1:37 am
aebmusica

ooooooh YES!
1:37 am
Pinikula

OK...the present are wrapped and it's time to dive in...
1:38 am
herinfernallady

HI Pini
1:38 am
Pinikula

hi herin
1:38 am
aebmusica

hi Pini
1:38 am
GroovyKiwi

ok i have a few of them left and some xmas mince pies but you can have them cause i dont like them
1:38 am
GroovyKiwi

pini hugs happy christmas eve
1:38 am
Pinikula

hi musica
1:39 am
Pinikula

hi kiwi ... ditto :)
1:39 am
aebmusica

I broughtv some liquid libation for us to share, Groovy, if ur not to tiddy'
1:39 am
GroovyKiwi

quite happy sitting in the corner with her secret santa pressie from work - a dozen jim beam rtds lol
1:40 am
aebmusica

What r rtds?
1:41 am
GroovyKiwi

ready to drink - already mixed with cola
1:41 am
VolleymomDee

ne 7 x 2 (if not said)
1:41 am
herinfernallady

i need a shower
1:41 am
aebmusica

welllllll....my bottle is pure stuff!
1:42 am
GroovyKiwi

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh - slides across a shot glass for a litle nip lol
1:42 am
aebmusica

Be my guest....Holiday Cheers to u!
1:43 am
Hugabugs

Dee - ne7 x 4 (so far)
1:43 am
herinfernallady

brb
1:43 am
VolleymomDee

awww ty hug... hate when I get here late...
1:43 am
GroovyKiwi

ge 8,9 combo
1:44 am
Hugabugs

ne6 x 3 and ne9 also
1:44 am
VolleymomDee

thks so much
1:44 am
Hugabugs

thanks Kiwi
1:44 am
Hugabugs

yw Dee
1:45 am
Hugabugs

I'm missing 1 more N
1:45 am
GroovyKiwi

and a ge 7,8 combo not related
1:45 am
GroovyKiwi

to the other combo i mean
1:46 am
Pinikula

phantom: reindeer
1:48 am
GroovyKiwi

ruru already found that one lol
1:48 am
Pinikula

well shoot...that's what I get for getting here late! ;)
1:48 am
aebmusica

was it RUDOLF?
1:49 am
ursh

i want tangerine
1:49 am
Pinikula

No big red nose...so I don't think so! ;)
1:49 am
GroovyKiwi

oh that reminds me i read something today that explained why all santas reindeer were female lol
1:50 am
GroovyKiwi

REMEMBER THIS AT CHRISTMAS TIME

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.
Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.
1:50 am
Pinikula

ROFL! Good one!
1:50 am
aebmusica

If I were a reineed, I'd choose to be Rudolf, because the others are all stuck wyth same boring view.
1:51 am
Jellen

Love it, Kiwi!
1:52 am
Hugabugs

I think Olive, the other reindeer, was rude
1:53 am
VolleymomDee

any more than 2 se 7?
1:54 am
Hugabugs

se7 x 5
1:54 am
Hugabugs

so rar
1:54 am
Hugabugs

so far
1:54 am
VolleymomDee

ty
1:54 am
Hugabugs

yw Dee
1:54 am
Pinikula

there are so not 52 words that have 7 or more letters!!!
1:55 am
GroovyKiwi

i douns 38 of them lol
1:55 am
GroovyKiwi

found even
1:55 am
Hugabugs

well I have 44 of those
1:55 am
Pinikula

....I only have ONE!!! This is NOT good!
1:56 am
aebmusica

I have 37
1:56 am
GroovyKiwi

ohhh they are playing sound of music on tv for nye but im not going to be home to watch it - i have a big date lol
1:57 am
Pinikula

* perk * Date??? Wish I had one...
1:58 am
Pinikula

...then again, the only offer I've had is the guy who I went on a blind date with and OMGdns...never again!!!
1:58 am
GroovyKiwi

well im going out for drinks then dinner at a fancy restaurant and home to his place to watch the fireworks - he can see them from his balcony
1:59 am
Pinikula

(especially since it's been about 3 months since our "date" and he picks the holiday season to call me again to see if I want to be his girlfriend (and occasional bedmate)...figures...and what do you think my answer to that was????
1:59 am
GroovyKiwi

friends with benefits as its called here doesnt work in my books
1:59 am
Pinikula

Mine either, Kiwi!!!
2:00 am
Pinikula

...and I told him back then we'd be better off as friends...but he thinks since I haven't found anyone else in the 3 months, I must be available and ready to take him on....
2:00 am
Pinikula

...NOT!!!!
2:01 am
aebmusica

Good Nite all....I'm off to dream of Sugar Plums.

2:01 am
aebmusica

Good Nite all....I'm off to dream of Sugar Plums.
2:01 am
aebmusica

Good Nite all....I'm off to dream of Sugar Plums.


2:02 am
Pinikula

night musica!
2:03 am
aebmusica

ty Pini
2:03 am
Pinikula

I think I don't like the 2:00am hiccup!
2:06 am
GroovyKiwi

nite aeb sweet dreams
2:07 am
GroovyKiwi

pini i ahve been taking small steps with this wonderful guy - the one with ms i told you about a few weeks back - well he is away in auckland for 10 days and has msgd me 20 zillion million times since he left telling me how much he is missing me soooo nice
2:08 am
Pinikula

awwwww...looks like you found a gem ... I, on the other hand, keep finding lumps of coal! ;)
2:09 am
bfsog

hey al
2:09 am
bfsog

all*
2:09 am
Pinikula

hi bf
2:09 am
bfsog

nest
2:09 am
bfsog

oops
2:10 am
Pinikula

it's ok...already have that one! ;)
2:10 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora bf hugs happy christmas eve
2:10 am
bfsog

what i meant to say is it's christmas eve!
2:10 am
Pinikula

just turned Xmas Eve for me (10 minutes ago)
2:11 am
Pinikula

I found an 8!!!
2:12 am
Hugabugs

anyone have a clue for the i in the 1st column?
2:12 am
Pinikula

not me...
2:12 am
Pinikula

I still have 4 tiles with a 0! :(
2:14 am
VolleymomDee

hug, the repairman came today and fixed washer! (good news) Daughter had to take instruments to a hospital 74 miles away (usually takes 1 hour 20 min travel time)... today because of numerous accidents and ice, it took her 8 hours!!!!
2:14 am
Pinikula

holy cow!!!
2:15 am
Hugabugs

OMG
2:15 am
Hugabugs

good news about the washer though
2:15 am
Pinikula

did the repairman remember to take his tools with him when he left?
2:15 am
GroovyKiwi

yeah for dees washer being fixed
2:15 am
Pinikula

was your dau's trip over and back? If so, is she back yet?
2:15 am
VolleymomDee

I was pretty scared for her... thank the Lord for cell phones... her dad was able to keep her calm on the hands free phone, and once she settled down, we just chatted with her to help her not be afraid
2:16 am
VolleymomDee

her trip over was 3 hours... trip home 8... arrived home at 1:40 AM our time
2:16 am
Pinikula

wow...she made it safe then! That's good!
2:16 am
VolleymomDee

sat absolutely still without moving for 2 hours
2:16 am
Pinikula

wow ! what a day she had!
2:17 am
Pinikula

Without offending, she may want to consider keeping a good book in the car for a bit...
2:17 am
VolleymomDee

we were so very thrilled when she made it home and at how well she did... she has officially crossed into adulthood :)
2:17 am
Pinikula

how old is she??
2:18 am
VolleymomDee

25... had a magazine... is planning to put a trip "kit" in car... extra water, snacks, gloves, scarves, etc... she did have blankets, water, magazine, cell
2:18 am
Hugabugs

talk about a nail-biting trip
2:18 am
herinfernallady

Hi and hugs
2:18 am
VolleymomDee

had to have items for a surgery
2:18 am
VolleymomDee

howdy herin!!
2:19 am
Pinikula

Glad to hear she's thinking and made it there and back!
2:19 am
VolleymomDee

the person who asked her to bring items felt horrible.. storm wasn't supposed to be that bad
2:19 am
Pinikula

I have a 25 yo, too...I can relate...
2:19 am
herinfernallady

OH Voley icky
2:19 am
VolleymomDee

ty so much pink
2:19 am
VolleymomDee

kept texting her to see if she was home yet
2:20 am
Pinikula

Unfortunately, I need to hit the sack...
2:20 am
VolleymomDee

It is pretty cool though to see how level headed she was.
2:20 am
Pinikula

...glad to hear things are on the up, Dee...g'night all! Happy Holidays!!!
2:20 am
herinfernallady

Night Pini
2:20 am
Pinikula

I'll see you tmw ;)
2:20 am
VolleymomDee

Indiana does well with snow, but we suck at ice
2:20 am
VolleymomDee

gn Pini and to you also!!
2:21 am
GroovyKiwi

nite pini sweetest dreams
2:21 am
Hugabugs

nite pini, sleep well
2:21 am
VolleymomDee

miracle of cell phones when they are handsfree--- she said it felt like someone was in car with her, so helped take the pressure off... so I am a firm believer there is a place for phone use in cars
2:22 am
GroovyKiwi

they are thinking of totally banning use of them while driving over here
2:23 am
VolleymomDee

here, too, but really think it is a mistake to ban them totally... when we drive and have passengers we talk, so I don't see any reason not to allow handsfree sets
2:24 am
Hugabugs

pi7
2:25 am
VolleymomDee

hug did you ever find the "i" word in 1st column?
2:25 am
herinfernallady

Glad she is home ok Volley
2:26 am
VolleymomDee

ty herin hugs!
2:26 am
GroovyKiwi

in 6,7 combo dee
2:26 am
VolleymomDee

muchas gracias
2:26 am
GroovyKiwi

ok a - m done and dusted pant pant and 40 to go
2:27 am
Hugabugs

thanks Kiwi
2:27 am
GroovyKiwi

ni 8 - a decade
2:28 am
VolleymomDee

am curious if anyone has seen movie Mamma Mia... and curious what you thought of it
2:28 am
GroovyKiwi

no havent seen it yet dee but ive heard its good
2:28 am
herinfernallady

I haven't even started
2:28 am
Hugabugs

I bought it for my daughter for Christmas.... but haven't seen it yet
2:28 am
herinfernallady

NOr have I had that shower I said I was going to do
2:29 am
VolleymomDee

I had heard a few negative comments and watched it last night, and I really enjoyed it
2:29 am
GroovyKiwi

i gave my boys 50 each to spend on me for xmas and i think they have both got me dvds just hope they arent the same one lol
2:29 am
VolleymomDee

4 or 5 songs were especially good, a few weak voices, but they did ok...
2:29 am
herinfernallady

OH you lot just reminded me. With your snow and stuff Can i suggest buying a battery charger that you can use in your mobile phole
2:29 am
GroovyKiwi

i watched the new version of get smart last weekend and while it was good i was disappointed
2:29 am
VolleymomDee

that would be kinda funny kiwi
2:30 am
GroovyKiwi

i just want to see it for my colin firth fettish lol
2:30 am
VolleymomDee

herin... great minds think alike... hubby got one for her stocking... super super idea... my brother also suggested handwarmers
2:30 am
VolleymomDee

he sang amazingly well... I was totally surprised
2:31 am
herinfernallady

OH fantastic
2:31 am
herinfernallady

I do kind of worry
2:31 am
GroovyKiwi

kinda awful because over here you cannot return or exchange dvds anymore and id be stuck with two copies lol
2:31 am
VolleymomDee

he even bought me one :)
2:31 am
Hugabugs

My daughters confer with each other to make sure nothing is doubled
2:31 am
VolleymomDee

you could regift to one of your beaus lol
2:31 am
VolleymomDee

great idea hug... how old are your girls?
2:32 am
GroovyKiwi

im hoping one is the latest indie to add to my collection
2:32 am
herinfernallady

OH you know what is a brillant idea
2:32 am
VolleymomDee

what?
2:33 am
Hugabugs

my youngest just turned 13 and the oldest will be 30 Feb 3rd
2:33 am
herinfernallady

have you seen the baby bottle warmers for cars they use the car lighter thingie?
2:34 am
VolleymomDee

I remember my mom using them, herin, but haven't seen them in years. Bet they come up with some great ideas hug cuz of different ages!
2:35 am
herinfernallady

You can still buy them
2:35 am
GroovyKiwi

hey guess what
2:35 am
herinfernallady

what?
2:35 am
Hugabugs

actually, it's the younger one that gives the older one ideas.
2:35 am
GroovyKiwi

my kieran turns 16 in 5 days i feel old lol
2:35 am
herinfernallady

wow
2:36 am
VolleymomDee

sweet hug. Could you use those to warm soup herin?
2:36 am
PMS

f
2:37 am
herinfernallady

http://tinyurl.com/8ofrnv This is what I mean
2:37 am
herinfernallady

Yes I think you cold Volley in a pinch I know you can warm up coffee cans with them
2:37 am
Hugabugs

ae6
2:37 am
VolleymomDee

oh, another suprising flic... Fred Claus, thot it would be ghastly and it wasn't at all. That might also be a great idea.
2:38 am
herinfernallady

That is what I am getting at. If you had one in the car with soup and you get stuck you cold turn the car on warm up food and turn the car off again
2:40 am
herinfernallady

Personal I would look through the reviews at amazon as some of the items don't work
2:41 am
VolleymomDee

true herin... great idea to check out
2:41 am
GroovyKiwi

pi 7 one who plays the ivories
2:41 am
VolleymomDee

I always check reviews... helped me find a great heating pad the last time
2:42 am
VolleymomDee

nice clue kiwi
2:42 am
herinfernallady

It is just a concerning ''mummy'' thing.
2:42 am
GroovyKiwi

dives back in to work on the re words ugh
2:42 am
Hugabugs

en7
2:43 am
VolleymomDee

I need to hush a bit, or I'll never finish my last 80...
2:43 am
Hugabugs

30 to go and I'll leave them for tomorrow. Goodnight everyone
2:44 am
GroovyKiwi

nite hugs sweetest dreams
2:44 am
herinfernallady

Volley I thought of the idea for cans of cofee
2:44 am
GroovyKiwi

i have 30 to go as well
2:44 am
VolleymomDee

gn hug Merry Christmas in case I forget
2:44 am
VolleymomDee

great idea herin
2:45 am
Hugabugs

Merry Christmas to all if I miss you.. hope it's a wonderful time
2:45 am
herinfernallady

Night Hugs and Have a Merry Christmas
2:45 am
herinfernallady

Volley in your weather you need to think about things
2:45 am
VolleymomDee

& for you, and yours, too
2:46 am
VolleymomDee

ok, for 9's I have fi, ge, ne... have the others been called?
2:46 am
GroovyKiwi

i have them all neener neener lol
2:47 am
VolleymomDee

pretty please... gift me LOL
2:47 am
herinfernallady

I have nothing
2:47 am
GroovyKiwi

es fi ge ne re te
2:47 am
VolleymomDee

ty ty ty
2:48 am
sprite

morning all
2:48 am
VolleymomDee

have never ever heard the es
2:48 am
GroovyKiwi

yvw and i only have one 8 to find if you need them as well
2:48 am
VolleymomDee

howdy spritey sprite
2:49 am
VolleymomDee

not quite yet, kiwi, ty
2:49 am
herinfernallady

SPRITEEEEEEEE
2:50 am
GroovyKiwi

spritey!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs happy christmas eve
2:51 am
sprite

lady, I simply love your icon! Soooooo sweet.
2:51 am
sprite

Kiwi, to you too, darling! You are already there. I just woke up from another lousy night, and will have to wait a little longer for Xmas eve, lol.
2:52 am
herinfernallady

It reminds me of the Flair on Facebook: Christmas is the only time of year we sit around a dead tree and eat food out of socks
2:52 am
GroovyKiwi

ive only got two hours or so left of my eve lol
2:52 am
herinfernallady

WOW Groovy. Guess what we are watching tonight?
2:53 am
sprite

lol lady. I am so glad we lease our tree. It is very much alive and is returned to the whatsit after Christmas. Then it is replanted.
2:53 am
herinfernallady

Oh wonderful Idea Sprite
2:53 am
sprite

little shop of horrors, lady?
2:53 am
GroovyKiwi

what are you watching?
2:53 am
herinfernallady

nope. Victoria Secret Christmas parade
2:53 am
GroovyKiwi

thats such a cool idea spritey
2:54 am
VolleymomDee

I had no clue they could be replanted. What a great idea, sprite.
2:54 am
GroovyKiwi

oh my herin
2:55 am
sprite

it is, Dee, we have been leasing our tree for many years now. About 95% of their trees survives, which is very good in my opinion.
Only 'problem' is you cannot cut out the top of the tree and you are not allowed to use spray-on snow. We don't have any problem with that though.
2:55 am
herinfernallady

what more could i want???
2:56 am
sprite

what kind of movie is that, lady?
2:56 am
VolleymomDee

may I be nosey and ask how much they charge (in American dollars). Also, how long do they let you have the tree?
2:56 am
GroovyKiwi

oh i did some splurging on underwear the other day and got some nice expensive stuff for a change
2:56 am
herinfernallady

Its an unders parade
2:57 am
herinfernallady

underwear even
2:57 am
GroovyKiwi

but i died when i saw the most gorgeous grey lace and diamantie set at $300 lol i woudl ahve loved it
2:58 am
herinfernallady

Sprite VIctoria secret undies is quite pretty and the women are quite attractive and I am avoiding stupid carols
2:58 am
sprite

you can pick up the tree right after sinterklaas (dec 5) and they must be returned in the first week of january. I don't know the price in US dollars. They charge about 15 euro for a small tree, up to 45 for a huge one. And when you return your tree in good shape, you get a discount voucher for next year for about 1/3 of the price you paid.
2:58 am
sprite

oh lovely, lady! I love beautiful underwear.
2:59 am
VolleymomDee

I cannot believe I have never heard of someone doing that here... really great idea.. How do they pack the roots?
2:59 am
GroovyKiwi

thats such a cool thing spritey im surpised i havent seen it done here either - hrmmmm ponders the thought of how to do it lol
2:59 am
sprite

they 'pack' them into plant pots.
3:00 am
VolleymomDee

then do you just put your tree skirt over that pot?
3:00 am
mamabook3

Dee - don't mean to jump in, but we did it a few years back... don't remember the exact cost but I don't think it was too expensive and we kept our tree... replanted it in the spring and it's growing in the backyard at our old house
3:00 am
sprite

yes, or decorate it any way you see fit.
3:00 am
herinfernallady

(and I like the women in them)
3:01 am
sprite

love you to jump in, mamabook
3:01 am
sprite

lady, as long as they are not skinny :)
3:01 am
mamabook3

check with you local tree farm... I know here in Illinois, it's not that uncommon
3:01 am
VolleymomDee

I will have to pass that on to a few folks around here... trees have gotten so extremely expensive, and it seem so sad to chop them
3:01 am
VolleymomDee

ty mama... I will
3:01 am
herinfernallady

no most undies models have to have boobs to fill out the top
3:02 am
sprite

great, mamabook.
3:02 am
VolleymomDee

we bought an expensive fake one several years ago, so no trees would be cut...
3:03 am
sprite

that is also a good idea. Some fake ones are almost impossible to tell apart from real ones.
3:03 am
VolleymomDee

several friends paid for replanting... but still seemed a bit silly
3:03 am
VolleymomDee

(silly to chop)
3:03 am
herinfernallady

We don't have one inch of Christmas in our house
3:03 am
emflem

The place we get our tree from claims to always plant a seedling in it's place..........I love a real tree for Christmas, it's a tradition for us to all walk thr the little Christmas Forest and select our tree
3:04 am
sprite

not sure I would have if we didn't have children, lady. I will be so happy when it is january.
3:04 am
herinfernallady

That is nice Flem
3:04 am
VolleymomDee

cool tradition with the replanting or saving the one you lease... great ideas
3:04 am
herinfernallady

I don't want kids so there is no issue for me
3:05 am
GroovyKiwi

omg re words done and dusted
3:05 am
sprite

nice Kiwi
3:05 am
VolleymomDee

I want grandkids :)
3:05 am
VolleymomDee

wtg kiwi
3:05 am
herinfernallady

I don't
3:06 am
herinfernallady

I want more cats
3:06 am
sprite

wouldn't mind grandkids, lol. But not yet.
3:06 am
GroovyKiwi

hahaha talking of grandkids did i tell you about the ex?
3:06 am
herinfernallady

right kids I need food back in five. I also need that shower but im so tired im shaky and dropping stuff
3:07 am
herinfernallady

no
3:07 am
VolleymomDee

no
3:07 am
sprite

either shower sitting on a plastic stool, lady, or simply don't. Be good to yourself.
3:07 am
GroovyKiwi

omg his partners 15 year old daughter became a mother last fri night - hes now a honorary grandfather at 41 hahahahaha
3:07 am
sprite

Kiwi, do tell!
3:07 am
herinfernallady

15 that is not cool
3:08 am
sprite

omg how frightfully young to become a mother.
3:08 am
herinfernallady

don't start me on the rant of velcro
3:09 am
VolleymomDee

so sad for the daughter (and the grand)... way too young
3:09 am
GroovyKiwi

yeah its shocking in that way she way too young but i am so laughing at his predicament but i do hear that maybe things arent well in his new relationship too
3:09 am
sprite

sounds like your ex is in for a lot of problems.
3:10 am
VolleymomDee

that would be justice
3:10 am
GroovyKiwi

probably spritey and i dont care one iota lol
3:10 am
herinfernallady

ha ha to him if she lives with them he is in for the screaming infant at two am 24 7
3:10 am
sprite

*sings a happy nahnahnahnahnahhhhhnahhhhh to Kiwi's ex*
3:11 am
GroovyKiwi

and sings along with spritey
3:11 am
GroovyKiwi

oh and by the way i have some really sad news too
3:11 am
VolleymomDee

ok... kiwi, earlier you said te 7 x 3... I have the one related to years old and the wee one... can you guide me to the third te 7?
3:11 am
GroovyKiwi

after all my rubbing it in about having a lovely sunny hot christmas day over here - forecast is for rain rain and more rain tomorrow waaaaaaaaaa
3:11 am
herinfernallady

oh?
3:12 am
GroovyKiwi

te7 down with rain tomorrow dee
3:12 am
herinfernallady

HAHAHHAHAHAH SUCK IT UP GROVY we are in for SUN SUN SUN
3:12 am
sprite

*giggle* poor Kiwi.
3:13 am
herinfernallady

Sorry Groovy but we got 14 C two years ago
3:13 am
VolleymomDee

ty kiwi got it... can't believe I missed that one
3:14 am
sprite

thanks Kiwi, that finally opened my eyes for that ending that I thought was a phantom. Never saw the other n.
3:15 am
Atalante

*runs in quickly* one of my fav words in the grid today! gn6
3:15 am
sprite

the only good gn4 is a flat one, Ata :)
*hugs*
3:15 am
GroovyKiwi

kia ora ata hugs happy xmas eve
3:15 am
Atalante

you mean the only gn6 gn4 :P
3:16 am
herinfernallady

HI Ata. OK I need to shower im stinky
3:16 am
sprite

lol
3:16 am
GroovyKiwi

ten little words left hanging on the trid ten little words left hanging on the grid and if the groovy one should find another word therell be nine little words still hanging on the grid
3:17 am
sprite

lol Kiwi, silly!
3:17 am
GroovyKiwi

oh and one big one too lol
3:18 am
herinfernallady

right shower food brb. (forgot to eat today)
3:18 am
mamabook3

lady... wish I had that problem... food always seems to find me... lol
3:20 am
sprite

speaking of which, I would like breakfast. Should I wake up hubby? :)
3:20 am
Atalante

yes, otherwise you'll have to make it yourself
3:20 am
GroovyKiwi

is it his turn to cook? lol
3:21 am
Atalante

gmta kiwi!
3:21 am
sprite

good point, Ata!
3:21 am
sprite

it always is, Kiwi, if I can manage :)
3:22 am
GroovyKiwi

lucky you spritey
3:22 am
sprite

if that ain't the honest truth. Bless him every day.
3:23 am
bfsog

phantom: remind
3:23 am
VolleymomDee

I cannot understand why the mi 8 is a word
3:23 am
GroovyKiwi

cause you missed your mouth while you were trying to stuff it? rofl
3:24 am
VolleymomDee

LOL... stupid word
3:26 am
sprite

ok, going to poke hubby back to life. brb.
3:26 am
VolleymomDee

lol
3:27 am
Birdeee

more clues for the mi8 please
3:28 am
GroovyKiwi

i think mine wasnt too bad birdeee lol
3:28 am
VolleymomDee

ok kiwi... need help on last 3 eights... I have an x 2, ap, di, ee, fi, ge, mi, ni, re, st, te x 2
3:28 am
bfsog

pb groovy
3:29 am
GroovyKiwi

i plead tiddliness lol
3:29 am
bfsog

seeing as its christmas... :)
3:30 am
mamabook3

Merry Christmas bfs
3:30 am
GroovyKiwi

an x 2 ap di ee fi ge x 2 mi ni re st te x 3 and i have one left to find
3:30 am
bfsog

and you mama, merry christmas to all
3:30 am
mamabook3

and everyone else too... hope you all have an enjoyable one filled with family and friends!
3:31 am
GroovyKiwi

which is the ti
3:31 am
mamabook3

back to bed for me... night all
3:31 am
VolleymomDee

ty
3:33 am
sprite

night mamabook, and rehello all
3:33 am
bfsog

hey. this mi8 is annoying me, can i have the points value?
3:34 am
sprite

8/45, bfsog
3:34 am
bfsog

thanks sprite.
3:34 am
sprite

yvw
3:35 am
bfsog

is it true that Norweigans have their christmas meal today, do you know?
3:35 am
GroovyKiwi

i gave a good clue i thought lol
3:35 am
VolleymomDee

how can a word be accepted in grid and there is no def...don't get it
3:35 am
bfsog

grovvy wheres your clue
3:36 am
GroovyKiwi

miss putting food in your mouth as a past tense
3:36 am
sprite

because the dictionary where the ?? refer to isn't using enable rules.
3:36 am
sprite

kind of bad behaviour at the table, bfsog :)
3:37 am
lynxxx

Hello everyone.
3:37 am
AJrox!

ah yay
3:37 am
sprite

hi lyn, blessed Christmas Eve to you.
3:38 am
AJrox!

hi lynxxx
3:38 am
GroovyKiwi

lyn!!!!!!!!!!!!! hugs happy christmas eve
3:38 am
VolleymomDee

hi lyn
3:38 am
Birdeee

got the mi8 - weird
3:38 am
AJrox!

err......my mind's not in babble mood
3:39 am
VolleymomDee

ty kiwi 8's done... now I can go to lickety
3:40 am
bfsog

finally got that mi8 grr
3:40 am
lynxxx

cute Xmas present Gruvie. Are you just Groovy here or known as that elsewhere?
3:41 am
sprite

yay spotted the stupid e4/8
3:41 am
GroovyKiwi

oh guess what dee i found my missing ti 8 and that makes firewords for me woohoooo
3:41 am
lynxxx

Congrats Kiwi!
3:41 am
sprite

wtg Kiwi!!!
3:41 am
VolleymomDee

WTG~~!!!!!!!!!!~~~~
3:43 am
GroovyKiwi

phew well with that i think ill go finish wrapping the pressies then watch youve got mail - i feel like a soppy chick flick to finish off the night
3:43 am
GroovyKiwi

and i will probably see you all tomorrow nite as im home alone
3:43 am
AJrox!

is there a clue for the mi 8?
3:43 am
sprite

enjoy Kiwi, sounds good to me. *hugs*
3:43 am
lynxxx

Have a lovely evening Kiwi
3:44 am
GroovyKiwi

love you all to bits hugs and good night
3:44 am
sprite

has been clued a couple of times very recently, AJrox
3:44 am
VolleymomDee

ty for your help kiwi & have a gr8 day / eve Merry Christmas
3:44 am
AJrox!

oh.......sorry...lol
3:45 am
Birdeee

eager
3:45 am
herinfernallady

HI
3:45 am
Birdeee

auuggghhh
3:45 am
sprite

thanks Birdeee :)
3:45 am
lynxxx

hi Infernal...cause enough chaos last nite?
3:47 am
sprite

chaos? What did I mi4?
3:47 am
herinfernallady

No Lynxx. We were only there till 12am :(
3:47 am
redturtlehead

Morning, Was hoping for a smaller grid today. believe it or not.
3:48 am
herinfernallady

Sprite late night shopping at the mega shopping centre with friends
3:48 am
sprite

you got it, red. Smaller than yesterday's.
3:48 am
sprite

ah ok :) Sounds like fun.
3:48 am
lynxxx

You must be getting too old Infernal - best leave it to the young ones to stay up all night
3:48 am
redturtlehead

well yes, but smaller than this one too. I have to go to work! so 12 hours are gone.
3:48 am
herinfernallady

Might we add today I did tell a parent '' leash it or loose it'' with their small bratty person
3:48 am
lynxxx

hi Red
3:49 am
sprite

(((((red)))) Life has its daily challenges, hasn't it :)
3:49 am
herinfernallady

Lynxx it wasn't my fault. I was up till 4am juiced on coffee but my g.fs b.f that drove as there ''got tired'' and had to go home
3:49 am
redturtlehead

well yes sprite, it does. and work is one way of getting money!
3:49 am
sprite

lolol lady, will remember that one. Some parents seem so unwilling to keep their offspring in check, especially in stores.
3:50 am
sprite

absolutely, red, a very good way even. Only bad side it is takes up so much of your free time.
3:50 am
herinfernallady

Seriously this kid was running about then stopped dead infrount pf me
3:50 am
herinfernallady

Hi Red
3:51 am
redturtlehead

kids really can not help themselves at all even with the best of parents, at times they just lose it.
3:51 am
redturtlehead

hi Herin
3:51 am
herinfernallady

that is bullcrap red If you can''t control your kid leash it.
3:52 am
sprite

never allowed ours to bother other people. But made sure they got to blow off steam somewhere else.
3:52 am
herinfernallady

sorry to be snappy
3:53 am
redturtlehead

I try desperately not to criticize parents, as I do not have any children myself, so I have no idea how I would really be as a parent.
3:54 am
herinfernallady

I mean at this time of year you should of heard my g.f and I snarl at parents that had babies and children under 10 out after 10pm shopping at the 36 hour opening.
3:54 am
sprite

some parents deserve criticism, lol. A friend of mine used to work in a store and she can fill volumes with stories of ridiculous behaviour.
3:54 am
redturtlehead

Yes, that is their choice.
3:55 am
redturtlehead

it's annoying, but its their choice, maybe not one I would make, but.
3:55 am
herinfernallady

Its wrong. The poor kid gets all tired and snarly and LOUD
3:55 am
herinfernallady

Sorry I really am anti dumb parenting
3:55 am
redturtlehead

yes, but we dont really know the entire situation, of those parents being raised by wolves etc.
3:56 am
sprite

*giggles* snarly and loud like you were, lady?
3:56 am
herinfernallady

Well not loud just snarly.
3:57 am
sprite

true red, it is easy to judge and not often fair. But I can't hep myself sometimes.
3:57 am
herinfernallady

we were loud in the car
3:57 am
sprite

lol lady.
3:57 am
redturtlehead

Oh I have my share, of children in the emergency room, but, I really try to remember that lots of people dont have resources or help that they really should have.
3:57 am
herinfernallady

We would of been worse if her b.f had not got all tired
3:58 am
redturtlehead

I think after I've seen so much outright abuse, a loud nutty kid doesnt really phase me.
3:58 am
sprite

that is only too true. My husband's job is to make school dropouts and ex-criminals and ex-junks ready for getting and keeping a regular job. You can't believe the home situations he finds.
3:59 am
redturtlehead

Yes, I mean if they never saw someone hold a regular job, how wierd is it for them to try to succeed in that way. and its not like they can call Mom or Dad for advice.
4:00 am
redturtlehead

thats a difficult job Sprite, but I think it must be nice when someone succeeds!!!
4:00 am
redturtlehead

Oooh I want to track Santa with Norad...
4:01 am
herinfernallady

You both have hard jobs (mr sprite and red)
4:01 am
sprite

exactly. I may have told this before, but it was so shocking to me: he once had to take a kid to the HEMA store, buy him an alarm clock and show him how it worked and when to use it. The kid had really tried to get up in time but overslept often. Never even realised there were AIDS for getting up in time.
4:01 am
redturtlehead

Sprite that is amazing! My Poor 6 yr old nephew is getting his first alarm clock for x mas this year. It has a lot of bells and whistles.
4:01 am
sprite

red, it is great when someone does, but it is rare. They often manage to get a job, but to keep it is quite a different story.
4:03 am
sprite

your nephew is a lucky one, red. With parents that want to teach him all the basic skills. And parents that are able to.
4:03 am
redturtlehead

Well, at least they try. I think its like quitting smoking, the more often they try the more they learn and then...
4:03 am
redturtlehead

Ahhh but my sister is planning a divorce, so I am worried about him.
4:03 am
herinfernallady

Thank god I never want kids
4:04 am
redturtlehead

but yes, he leads a very charmed life in private school since he was 2...lots of attention, books, and a lovely younger brother, doting grandparents and auntie
4:04 am
sprite

yes that is what my husband says too. But worst thing to unlearn for most is their attitude. Acting tough is so much more important to them than keeping a job.
4:04 am
redturtlehead

Yes, pride! its the same in the US.
4:04 am
herinfernallady

also think you need a license to have kids
4:05 am
sprite

divorces are tough on kids. But your nephew has a great safety net, red, with those doting grandparents and auntie :)
4:05 am
redturtlehead

I think they will be fine, its just a bit unsettling.
4:05 am
redturtlehead

I think a few more classes on being a parent would help.
4:06 am
sprite

now that would be something, lady. It is easier to have kids than to get a dog from the shelter.
4:06 am
sprite

if his parents can manage to keep their kids' wellbeing a top priority over their own bitterness, it will not be so bad.
4:06 am
redturtlehead

Ok must run to work, traffic at least should be light now.
4:07 am
redturtlehead

Everyone enjoy your day. Christmas or eve...
4:07 am
herinfernallady

The reason I know about kids is i have a cert to raise them in childcare.
4:07 am
herinfernallady

REd drive safe and have a good Christmas
4:07 am
sprite

bye red, you too and be well!
4:08 am
lynxxx

bye Red - hope you are not too busy today
4:08 am
redturtlehead

Hi and Bye Lynxx and you all have a nice day! Lots of Holiday Hugs for Herin Lynn, and Spritey!
4:09 am
sprite

(((((red)))))
4:09 am
herinfernallady

Hugs to
4:09 am
lynxxx

disappearing into the grid for a bit
4:09 am
sprite

have fun, lyn
4:12 am
herinfernallady

DInner done and im back
4:13 am
sprite

am still here, almost done now
4:13 am
herinfernallady

yah sprite
4:14 am
sprite

that ti8 took me ages.
4:14 am
herinfernallady

opps
4:20 am
sprite

and fireworks.
4:21 am
sprite

must be off, have a good day, lady, and all lurkers too.
4:22 am
herinfernallady

Best wishes and have a safe and Merry Christmas Sprite
4:31 am
Birdeee

still don't have the ti8 :(
4:35 am
BabbleRabble

ti 8 == add summer skin color and 4 l*** 2 = 2
4:37 am
herinfernallady

Hi Bab sorry
4:38 am
BabbleRabble

howDy
4:38 am
herinfernallady

Hi Birdee
4:38 am
Birdeee

Hi lady - staying up late tonight - only have 130 words
4:39 am
Birdeee

as she carefully clicks backinto the word box
4:43 am
herinfernallady

Go for it birdee
5:10 am
Trifioso

good morning herin!
5:10 am
Trifioso

and everyone else too
5:13 am
herinfernallady

POUNCE ON TRIFS
5:14 am
herinfernallady

Hi my dear
5:14 am
Trifioso

herin, put some pants on if you are gonna hang stockings!
5:15 am
herinfernallady

HEY. my name isn't Britnay
5:15 am
Trifioso

eeek. happy birthday baby jesus! wanna see the moon?
5:16 am
herinfernallady

As long as its not a fool moon
5:17 am
herinfernallady

I am watching Fast and Furious can i have Vin Diesel in a bow please
5:17 am
Trifioso

lol. apparently hubs heard from his brother in perth. they are flying to phuket today, to spend christmas on a yacht with some friends. It is just so funny to think how different christmas is for everyone all over the world....
5:18 am
herinfernallady

Its going to be warm here
5:18 am
Trifioso

then you would have vin diesel AS a beau, ar ar ar
5:18 am
Trifioso

i have been corrupted by babble rabble....
5:19 am
herinfernallady

yep
5:20 am
herinfernallady

I got himself the best tshirt last night
5:21 am
Trifioso

does it say something funny, or is it just well fitted or something?
5:21 am
herinfernallady

Yes it does
5:21 am
herinfernallady

It says Grumpy old man
5:22 am
Trifioso

oh, dear. will this go over well? does it have a picture of grumpy on it, at least>?
5:22 am
herinfernallady

YEs its his knick name
5:22 am
Trifioso

cool! well done you!
5:24 am
Trifioso

did you finish the grid yesterday? I did manage to get fireworks, but it took an age
5:25 am
herinfernallady

No i didn't as i had to go out
5:25 am
herinfernallady

I had to buy stuff
5:26 am
Trifioso

oh, that is right, I remember that. since i am still so new here, finishing is a big deal for me. i will get over it
5:26 am
herinfernallady

I was irritated I could ahve finished
5:27 am
Trifioso

well, the rankings haven't budged in days, so I am sure you are still fine, if you even care about that sort of thing
5:27 am
herinfernallady

I don't really care about rankings If i did i wouldn't start. I used to be
5:28 am
Trifioso

it's more curiousity on this part. they don't really match their descriptions, anyway
5:28 am
Trifioso

how long have you been with your fella?
5:29 am
herinfernallady

5 years
5:29 am
Trifioso

that is a long time. are you happy?
5:31 am
herinfernallady

Yes very
5:32 am
Trifioso

oh this grid has -ing. don't think I have had that before! am delighted to hear you are happy. you are such a kind soul, you should have someone wonderful to be with :)
5:32 am
herinfernallady

Ok we are that insinc that the other day I said ''book book book'' and he pipes up 'readitreaditreadit''
5:32 am
Trifioso

lovely!
5:33 am
herinfernallady

yes strange things like that
5:33 am
Trifioso

wow, the entire right column of this grid is useless. that is gonna chap some folks in here
5:34 am
herinfernallady

WOW i didn't even notice that that is how allert I am
5:34 am
LynnNate08

se 7/36 first one?
5:35 am
herinfernallady

I bought the best blender for my g.f its better than mine and I cook
5:35 am
Trifioso

sorry lynn, i am no where nears that yet, dear one
5:35 am
LynnNate08

nm i got it
5:35 am
herinfernallady

DOnt have it sorry
5:35 am
Trifioso

wow you have really come up a winner with the gifts this year!
5:39 am
herinfernallady

Yes. Well she bought me something rather pricey
5:39 am
LynnNate08

ae 6?
5:39 am
herinfernallady

She bought me boutique liquor
5:39 am
Trifioso

oh, god, i can hear the mice running in the attic again. come soon, kitties, come soon!
5:41 am
Trifioso

again, lynn, i am useless. SO sorry
5:41 am
LynnNate08

lol thats ok
5:41 am
herinfernallady

icky
5:41 am
herinfernallady

I haven't really started
5:42 am
MonkeyGames

Hi and bye, I just saw some of my favorite people are on and decided to say hi! Now off to make a lavendar cheesecake...
5:42 am
Trifioso

hello darling monkey! happy christmas eve
5:43 am
MonkeyGames

Thanks! You too! *poof for now*
5:43 am
herinfernallady

Hi Monkey
5:43 am
BabbleRabble

ae 6 -- add, to eat, formally
5:46 am
herinfernallady

thank you
5:47 am
herinfernallady

Trifs If you wish to chat to me im on facebook chat
5:48 am
Trifioso

okay. I am getting pretty snoozy here, might go back to bed for a bit....god knows the kiddos will be wild tonight...
5:49 am
herinfernallady

Night trifs
5:49 am
Trifioso

with all the foreign words enable takes, mein isn't one of them? chow mein, lo mein, etc.
5:49 am
herinfernallady

Isn't it the am for you?
5:50 am
Trifioso

yes. around 6:45
5:51 am
Trifioso

which makes it what for you, around 8 pm?
5:52 am
herinfernallady

no gosh no its 1052
5:53 am
Trifioso

oh that is right. you are another couple of hours away from perth, yes? they are who i calculate by
5:53 am
periwinkle

hello all
5:54 am
Trifioso

peri!
5:54 am
periwinkle

rats, was going to go look for shoes today and there is black ice all over the place and supposed to rain again later today
5:54 am
periwinkle

is this a stinky grid?
5:54 am
Trifioso

hmmm - sound like you need boots peri!
5:54 am
periwinkle

I need them too, but money is an issue
5:55 am
herinfernallady

HI Peri
5:55 am
herinfernallady

Yes we are Trifs
5:55 am
Trifioso

dont' really know how it is, as I am only babbling for a bit to try to fall back asleep. but then of course I get going in the chat....
5:55 am
Trifioso

it's very twisty, I know that.
5:56 am
herinfernallady

I am not really playing again
5:58 am
Scrabbler

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve to all!!
5:59 am
Scrabbler

herin--is it Dec 25th for you?
5:59 am
Trifioso

herin! one more hour til christmas!
5:59 am
periwinkle

hi Scrabs
5:59 am
Scrabbler

Yikes, here comes the snow plow----Grrrrrrrrrrrr
5:59 am
Atalante

I am not here either
5:59 am
herinfernallady

HI Scrabs and yes
6:00 am
Scrabbler

Anyone see Ata recently?
6:00 am
sadie52

hello all
6:00 am
Atalante

not me
6:00 am
Scrabbler

Hi sadie--are you really here or not?
6:01 am
sadie52

yep im realy here...half asleep but here
6:01 am
Scrabbler

And who is our Attendance Officer--we ne4 to keep track of who is really here and who is pretending.
6:01 am
Atalante

you can do that
6:01 am
Sheimi492

YO!
6:01 am
Atalante

well volunteered :P
6:01 am
Sheimi492

word up
6:01 am
Sheimi492

LOLZ
6:02 am
herinfernallady

Hi ata
6:02 am
Scrabbler

**writing down Sheimi's name on attendance list**
6:02 am
Scrabbler

Herin--Ata is not really here, you know.
6:03 am
Atalante

as you can tell, I'm really very busy painting
6:03 am
Sheimi492

what's going on you guys
6:03 am
Scrabbler

And that leaves one hand free for typing.
6:03 am
Scrabbler

What's going on = daily tomfoolery!
6:03 am
sadie52

ohhhhh thats why we are takin attendance here lol
6:03 am
herinfernallady

What have we told you DONT summon Ata if you don't want her
6:04 am
Atalante

well it's a bitty process - paint, watch dry, paint, watch dry, paint, watch dry ...
6:04 am
Sheimi492

daily tomfoo-whatery?
6:04 am
Trifioso

is it like saying beetlejuice? ata ata ata!
6:04 am
Scrabbler

Tomfoolery---shenanigans, chicanery, hooliganism, silliness!
6:04 am
Atalante

hahaha yep!
6:05 am
Sheimi492

Okkkaaa...............................
6:05 am
Sheimi492

SHEIMI RULES DON'T YOU FORGET IT!
6:05 am
Sheimi492

WHO RULES?
6:06 am
Scrabbler

Sheimi--a legend.
6:06 am
Atalante

I think Silverclaw is destroying my Christmas presents ...
6:06 am
Sheimi492

YOU GOT IT! DON'T YOU FORGET IT
6:06 am
herinfernallady

Ata that is too cute
6:06 am
Scrabbler

A Hawaiian goose just jumped out at me!
6:06 am
Sheimi492

oh yeah? well a flying pig just pooped on my head
6:07 am
Sheimi492

lolz
6:07 am
Scrabbler

Miss B Bunny's new trick: playing with the roll of toilet paper and pulling it it out 12 ft.
6:07 am
BabbleRabble

smart pig
6:07 am
Trifioso

funny that goose has no plural
6:07 am
Scrabbler

I know, Trif--it always annoys me.
6:07 am
herinfernallady

wow Scrabbler
6:08 am
Atalante

uhoh mad cat heading this way
6:08 am
Sheimi492

WHO RULES?
6:08 am
Atalante

so cute Scrabs!
6:08 am
Atalante

DrG usually
6:08 am
BabbleRabble

mommy?
6:08 am
Merk

an 8,40 clue please
6:08 am
Scrabbler

She is like a toddler--always getting into trouble!
6:08 am
Trifioso

but the grown up "fawn" word does, which REALLY bugs me. one d4, a herd of d4. no one I know says it with a s on the end
6:08 am
Sheimi492

SHEIMI THE ONE AND ONLY!!!!!!!
6:09 am
Sheimi492

see ya later guys n gals, ladies and gentlemem et wair
6:09 am
herinfernallady

Scrabbler it seems to me like she hasn't had much play time
6:09 am
Scrabbler

Uh, oh, time to be serious now. Let's find words.
6:09 am
Scrabbler

Hi BR and Merk
6:10 am
Merk

Is there an 8,40 ... Hi, Scrabbler
6:10 am
Scrabbler

Herin, she spent the first year or so in a cage, now she is a house rabbit.
6:10 am
BabbleRabble

an 7-- what grows into the an 5; pl
6:11 am
BabbleRabble

an 8 --- mini an 5
6:11 am
Merk

ty
6:11 am
Atalante

do you think rabbits in cages is actually cruel, or just not as ideal as house rabbits?
6:11 am
Scrabbler

If caged bunnies get free run time at least twice daily, that is better, but some are just cooped up---so sad!
6:12 am
sadie52

I hate to see any animal caged up
6:12 am
Scrabbler

I agree, Sadie.
6:12 am
Trifioso

even weasels, sadie?
6:13 am
Atalante

when did house bunnies become popular? I remember when I was young, I can't think I'd ever heard of a house rabbit
6:13 am
sadie52

any animal even weasels lol
6:13 am
Scrabbler

Weasels are best left alone.
6:13 am
Anniebrook

hello everyone!
6:13 am
herinfernallady

A year in a friggen cage is wrong. I understand A giant run in the yard for them to be safe if inside isn't an option
6:13 am
Trifioso

well, if you have enough of your chickens shredded by a psychopathic little weasel, you would want them all caged too.
6:13 am
herinfernallady

Hi annie
6:14 am
sadie52

hello annie
6:14 am
Scrabbler

Starting in the 80's, Ata, and now very popular. We got our first bunny in 1983 when I still lived at home with my parents.
6:14 am
periwinkle

hi
6:14 am
BabbleRabble

good day, Annie
6:14 am
periwinkle

HI, Annie
6:14 am
Scrabbler

Hi Annie
6:14 am
periwinkle

don't get the an8 clue
6:14 am
BabbleRabble

hello, peri
6:14 am
Trifioso

happy christmas eve annie!
6:14 am
periwinkle

need help with all the 8's and 9's, not doing well with this grid
6:14 am
BabbleRabble

two an 8
6:14 am
Atalante

I really want one of my friends here to get a house bunny so I can go and visit one!
6:14 am
periwinkle

HI, BR
6:15 am
Anniebrook

Happy Christmas Eve to you too, Trif, Primo, Seco and Tert!
6:15 am
Uneaixoise

an8 liqueur flavored with an5/10
6:15 am
Trifioso

Squuuueeeeee annie!
6:15 am
Uneaixoise

morning, all :-)
6:15 am
Anniebrook

and happy christmas eve to you all!
6:15 am
BabbleRabble

Have seen some outhouse rabbits
6:15 am
Scrabbler

Aha, I got an5 and 8 now--TY. Hi Une!
6:15 am
herinfernallady

Hi Une
6:15 am
Uneaixoise

you too, Annie :-)
6:15 am
periwinkle

got the an8, thanks BR and Une
6:16 am
Scrabbler

Poor outdoor bunnies--prey animals.
6:16 am
Trifioso

joyeux noel, une!
6:16 am
sadie52

ty ty for clues
6:16 am
Anniebrook

plural the an 8 for the 9
6:16 am
Uneaixoise

et a toi, trif!
6:16 am
Atalante

outdoor rabbits = dog exercise machines
6:16 am
Trifioso

oooohhhh scrabs, not sure the ozzies on here would agree with your sentiments about bunnies being prey!
6:17 am
BabbleRabble

cats hunt them
6:17 am
bethn

a
6:17 am
Uneaixoise

LOL, ata! I well remember when we kept a cage of gerbils for a schoolteacher friend and our cocker was up all nite!
6:17 am
sadie52

dime
6:17 am
Atalante

the bunnies round here are bigger than silverclaw
6:17 am
Scrabbler

But in nature rabbits are prey animals---sad for me to accept, but they are food for foxes, raptors, etc.
6:17 am
sadie52

oops
6:17 am
Atalante

looool i bet!
6:17 am
periwinkle

the liqueur cannot be plural, help with other an8 pls
6:17 am
Scrabbler

Hi beth
6:18 am
Uneaixoise

ditto, peri
6:18 am
BabbleRabble

what you plant
6:18 am
Trifioso

they eat plenty of stuff on their way to being food. just ask mr. mcgregor
6:19 am
periwinkle

found the other an8, thanks BR
6:19 am
Anniebrook

youre right, peri, where did I get that? hmmm, no coffe yet is an excuse
6:19 am
herinfernallady

Well in Aus we have mixo which kills rabits
6:19 am
periwinkle

but no 9's
6:19 am
periwinkle

you are just trying to confuse me Annie :-)
6:19 am
Scrabbler

never heard of Mixo, but I now hate it
6:20 am
Atalante

absolutely trif. our local farmer encourages us to bring our dogs in to his fields to help control them
6:20 am
Scrabbler

Ouch, ouch, Ata
6:20 am
Anniebrook

peri, I dont want to be alone in confusoland
6:20 am
herinfernallady

We have it here but you can vacinate house rabits
6:20 am
Trifioso

in the end, it's all about the balance. enough bunnies for the predators, enough food for the bunnies, etc.
6:20 am
periwinkle

ok, Annie, I will keep you company
6:20 am
Scrabbler

I still don't get that an8 clue
6:20 am
Atalante

much better a quick death by dog then weeks from mixy
6:21 am
Scrabbler

What is in Mixo?
6:21 am
herinfernallady

I will look up the correct spelling
6:21 am
Atalante

its a virus
6:21 am
sadie52

Ive been in confusedland since i had Children lol
6:21 am
Scrabbler

I do understand the food chain, but I love bunnies!
6:21 am
Scrabbler

Myxomatosis, I believe
6:21 am
herinfernallady

myxomatosis
6:22 am
Trifioso

lol sadie!
6:22 am
Uneaixoise

me too, scrabs . . . I used to think it was so sweet that my cousin raised so many "pet bunnies" . . .
6:22 am
Atalante

if you saw a bunny half dead from mixy, you'd want a quick death for it too. itsawful
6:23 am
Trifioso

uh oh, une - is there a fur coat at the end of this story?
6:23 am
periwinkle

this talk of dead bunnies is depressing me
6:23 am
Uneaixoise

more like stew probably, trif . . .
6:23 am
Scrabbler

Or rabbit stew
6:24 am
Trifioso

let's talk about something more seasonal. every one all set for tonight? I have a major piece of elf pre-assembly to take care of, and then it's all good
6:24 am
Uneaixoise

ok, changing the subject . . . I have 3 adorable dogs anxious to go out and pee . . . BRB!
6:25 am
herinfernallady

Well on a happy note in 30 min in aus its christams
6:25 am
periwinkle

Merry Christmas to you, herin!
6:26 am
Trifioso

merry, merry christmas dear herin. wheres the grump? asleep or at the pub or something?
6:26 am
herinfernallady

NEarly
6:26 am
Anniebrook

merry christmas, herin
6:27 am
herinfernallady

THe grump isn't grumpy now and he is playing his pc. He is a nerd and doesn't go to pubs
6:27 am
sadie52

Merry Christmas to all :)
6:27 am
Anniebrook

One of King Lear's daughters is in the grid
6:27 am
Trifioso

but not on the list, sadly
6:28 am
Scrabbler

Phew, I don't know her name.
6:28 am
Trifioso

regan
6:28 am
Anniebrook

Ding!
6:28 am
Trifioso

but it's pronounced like the former pres of the us, not like ree
6:29 am
Scrabbler

I want to go back to bed but I have to work from 8:30-1:30. 5 hrs, I can do it.
6:29 am
Scrabbler

Annie--to the PB for you!
6:29 am
Anniebrook

Off I go>>>>>>>
6:29 am
bethn

Merry Chrismas (almost) to all from Oz ! Hi everyone else
6:29 am
Trifioso

scrab, me too! but then i got so excited about it almost being christmas for herin, that i am staying up
6:30 am
Scrabbler

Hi beth
6:30 am
herinfernallady

Hi Beth
6:31 am
Scrabbler

Time for me to get ready for work. I will be back later this afternoon. Enjoy the day all. Merry Christmas to all!
6:31 am
bethn

Herin, if you dont go to bed soon Santa cant come to your house
6:31 am
Trifioso

bye scrabbler!
6:31 am
bethn

Cya later Scrabs
6:31 am
Anniebrook

later, scrabbs
6:31 am
herinfernallady

nope I get coal this year. Later Scrabler
6:32 am
sadie52

have a good day scrabbler
6:32 am
bethn

Were you Bad ?
6:32 am
herinfernallady

As always :D
6:32 am
Trifioso

beth, i thought your icon was a litle kid wearing a striped shirt, looking off to the right. shocker when I made it bigger!
6:33 am
herinfernallady

Beth how is birdie?
6:33 am
sadie52

lolol it does look liks a child
6:33 am
bethn

Is it still huge ? I cant seem to regulate the size, it looks ok from my end. It is my cape parrot
6:33 am
periwinkle

Ata, how is the seagull?
6:33 am
bethn

He is a peach Herin, just starting to talk and very lovey
6:33 am
Trifioso

no, it's not huge. it is just a parrot, not a child. surprise!
6:34 am
sadie52

pretty bird beth
6:35 am
bethn

they are fairly rare here in the us, only been available for @ 10 yrs
6:35 am
herinfernallady

OH wonderful
6:36 am
Trifioso

herin, I can't keep my eyes open...really wanted to wish you a real merry christmas, but this will have to do. merry christmas!
6:36 am
herinfernallady

No its not the size its the way the birds heads at
6:36 am
herinfernallady

Hun that is ok. Merry Christmas to you
6:36 am
Trifioso

ta
6:36 am
Trifioso

poof
6:37 am
herinfernallady

La poof
6:37 am
bethn

bye trif
6:37 am
Trifioso

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
6:37 am
periwinkle

bbl
6:37 am
herinfernallady

Beth I remember when bird was tiny. Name please of bird?
6:38 am
bethn

Jazz, or any variation of that
6:38 am
bethn

he just turned 1 yr old
6:38 am
herinfernallady

pretty
6:39 am
herinfernallady

OK i have to go make something for tommorrow Later
6:39 am
bethn

he looks different now, because he is a male, he lost his orange cap, and got orange socks and shoulders
6:39 am
bethn

Have a wonderful day Herin, Merry Christmas!
6:39 am
herinfernallady

Very cute. i remember when you said you had to travel with him
6:39 am
Atalante

orange socks - awww!
6:40 am
bethn

Yes, ata, he is stylin
6:40 am
herinfernallady

Back soon got to make these truffles up
6:40 am
herinfernallady

New photo at all beth?
6:40 am
Atalante

he is! we need a new picture, please!
6:41 am
bethn

I will try and get some he crouches when he sees the camera and wants to eat it
6:41 am
jorjahgal

good morning all :)
6:42 am
bethn

Hi jorja
6:44 am
Atalante

hi jorja
6:44 am
Anniebrook

hi jorja
6:45 am
bethn

16 8s??? shoot me now!
6:46 am
Atalante

*bang*!
6:47 am
bethn

falls to floor smiling that someone else must now cook christmas dinner
6:48 am
Atalante

LOL :)
6:48 am
sadie52

hehehe
6:49 am
bethn

however my family will wait for me to ressurrect before they do the dishes
6:50 am
Atalante

LOL
6:50 am
sadie52

lol that sounds like my kids
6:50 am
Atalante

how inconvenient
6:51 am
bethn

kids, husband, they all still believe in brownies....
6:53 am
72 Temple Owl

good day and good christmas eve, all!
6:53 am
Atalante

hi TO
6:54 am
bethn

Hi TO
6:54 am
Anniebrook

Hi Owl!
6:54 am
72 Temple Owl

i beleives in brownies. especially david's and fairytale and ghirardelli.
6:54 am
Anniebrook

Owl, Are you going to NJ today?
6:54 am
sadie52

hello TO Merry Christmas
6:55 am
bethn

I made the best brownies Sunday, bittersweet, & unsweetened choc, butter, very fudgy and yummy
6:56 am
tceicher

r
6:56 am
Anniebrook

beth, my mouth is watering
6:56 am
bethn

Where in NJ TO? be careful, the roads are a sheet of ice up in the norrthern part
6:56 am
72 Temple Owl

no, annie. not sure if i am going tomorrow, probably not.
6:57 am
Anniebrook

Owl, A very merry christmas eve to you
6:57 am
Anniebrook

I am going to Iselin, NJ tomorrow..hope the roads are good
6:58 am
72 Temple Owl

bethn, here, too. i had a medical test this morning i had to cancel.
6:58 am
Anniebrook

Owl, How are you feeling?
6:58 am
bethn

I think tomorrow is supposed to be near 50,so you should be ok, wet, but ok
6:58 am
72 Temple Owl

punky.
6:58 am
bethn

Are you ok Owl?
6:59 am
Anniebrook

{{{Owl}}}
7:00 am
72 Temple Owl

annie, i haven't heard the forecast for nyc area - can you shre please, jnust in case i decide to go> you see, i am very conflicted, since at my dad's advanced age i wonder how many holidays we will have together.
7:04 am
Anniebrook

Owl, today rain..35 degs---tomorrow will be okay- clear and in the 40s
7:07 am
FMitch

Pops in just to wish Annie and TO Happy Christmas and hugs to you both :) *poof*
7:08 am
72 Temple Owl

get back herer fm! lool
7:08 am
Anniebrook

{{{FM}}} Merry Christmas Eve to you too
7:08 am
FMitch

*un poofs* momentarily
7:08 am
72 Temple Owl

hey enable won't take "panini"
7:08 am
FMitch

I think it pannini?
7:09 am
72 Temple Owl

*grabs FM for a holiday hug* ok, now you can leave ;)
7:09 am
Anniebrook

and it wont take chow "mein"
7:10 am
bethn

i dont think it takes pannini either i remember being very annoyed...
7:10 am
FMitch

There are some strange words today .. why am I saying that - with enable there are always strange words!
7:10 am
FMitch

Hi beth
7:11 am
72 Temple Owl

fm, already for the holiday?
7:11 am
bethn

Hi fm Merry Christmas!
7:12 am
FMitch

(((TO))) yup as ready as it's going to get anyway :)
7:12 am
72 Temple Owl

LOl i guess so since you are a bit ahead in time from us *slaps forehead* DOH
7:13 am
FMitch

LOL np all those darn time zones - it's already Christmas in New Zealand and Australia
7:14 am
FMitch

Just saw a great bit on the news google and NASA (I think) have teamed up and kids can track Santa's journey around the globe :))
7:15 am
72 Temple Owl

yes, we did that as little ones - and it was a great tool for parents who pointed out that santa was on the fly and we had better get to bed because if we were up when he arrived he would not leave any presents.
7:18 am
FMitch

I got it wrong its Google and NORAD
http://tinyurl.com/6e2l3p
7:19 am
72 Temple Owl

{{{{{FM}}}}}}} and happy christmas to you and yours.
7:20 am
FMitch

Anyway I must be off as I have a couple of bits and bobs to do but will be back later at some point hopefully.
... and to you and yours TO!
7:20 am
bethn

must run and get ready for work. Merry Christmas to all . See you later Poof
7:21 am
72 Temple Owl

by bathn and merry christmas!
7:24 am
72 Temple Owl

still here annie?
7:24 am
Anniebrook

Yes, Owl
7:24 am
72 Temple Owl

are you driving tomorrow?
7:24 am
Anniebrook

Yes, going to Iselin, NJ
7:25 am
72 Temple Owl

i thought you always go to CT. you should have a good dirve it's a sraight shot fromn the city isn't it>
7:27 am
Anniebrook

I was supposed to go to CT last Sunday to my daughter's house. Eddie's sister Maryanne lives in Iselin and I go there on Christmas Day ( for the last 28 years)
7:27 am
72 Temple Owl

will you go overnight? i would think the drive back would be crazy.
7:27 am
Anniebrook

I go thru Staten Island onto Route 1 and 9 and it is a straight run then
7:28 am
Anniebrook

Owl, that is what I dread...the ride home in the dark...dont see as well as I used to...
7:30 am
Anniebrook

I mean dont see as well in the darkness but I love going to Maryanne's house...
7:30 am
72 Temple Owl

i don't drive well at night either, cataract among other things. i did not mind the drive per se.
7:31 am
Anniebrook

{{{Owl}}} arent you a bit young for cataracts?
7:32 am
72 Temple Owl

annie, it's a type peculiar to RP patients, and not age related - although i am getting up to an age where they are certainly more likey!
7:33 am
Anniebrook

I am sorry but I do not know what RP is..can you tell me
7:34 am
72 Temple Owl

retinitis pigmentosa - erodes peripheral vision and affects night vision.
7:34 am
Anniebrook

Owl, Damn
7:34 am
Merk

Now that you folks are in it, how do you feel about today's grid compared to yesterday's ... other than length, of course?
7:35 am
72 Temple Owl

annie - i had it for a long time before i knew i did. a mild case thank god.
7:35 am
Anniebrook

I am finding this grid an annoyance
7:35 am
72 Temple Owl

hi merk - lots of gerunds and comparatives.
7:35 am
Anniebrook

Owl, Thank God is correct...you seem to be handling it well
7:35 am
Anniebrook

phone
7:36 am
DR1965

good morning
7:36 am
72 Temple Owl

good chrsitmas eve to you, merk! and to you dr!
7:36 am
DR1965

can I get a clue for the ti8 please
7:36 am
Merk

So in other words, all of those long words are 'no sweat'?
7:37 am
DR1965

Merry Xmas TO
7:37 am
72 Temple Owl

well i wouldn't go that far...no
7:37 am
DR1965

They are sweat for me
7:38 am
Merk

Yea, I am only half finished with the 8 and 9s and about 1/4 of the 7s.
7:39 am
72 Temple Owl

well i ahve 2 8s and 1 9
7:39 am
DR1965

that is what I have as well TO
7:40 am
Merk

I'm only on the g words, not to the t yet. Sorry.
7:40 am
72 Temple Owl

first no panini then no seitan - AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGH
7:40 am
DR1965

its ok Merk I will ge there eventually
7:41 am
DR1965

ty though
7:45 am
72 Temple Owl

ok peeps i must go. see you later and happy babbling! *poof*
7:46 am
DR1965

bye to... happy holiday
7:46 am
herinfernallady

Hello again for a few minutes
7:47 am
DR1965

hi Herin
7:47 am
herinfernallady

Mery Christmas
7:48 am
DR1965

merry christmas to you and bf as well
7:48 am
herinfernallady

THank you And to your family too
7:49 am
DR1965

thanks... how are you today?
7:49 am
herinfernallady

busy and tired the usual and about to go to bed
7:49 am
DR1965

I am tired and just woke up
7:50 am
DR1965

thining about going back to sleep
7:50 am
herinfernallady

it is like that at this time of year
7:51 am
DR1965

yes and I am down with a sinus infection and it is raining...
7:51 am
herinfernallady

:(
7:51 am
DR1965

not really complaining... the rain is ne4ed
7:52 am
herinfernallady

well I must depart. Night all
7:52 am
LadyNatts

good christmas eve morning everyone
7:52 am
DR1965

gnight HErin... have a merry Xmas
7:52 am
herinfernallady

Hi Natts and Merry Christmas
7:52 am
Anniebrook

Oh, ack...I didnt see the gerund ending till now...what a difference in my attitude toward this grid
7:52 am
DR1965

Happy Holidays Lady Natts
7:52 am
LadyNatts

happy christmas, herin
7:52 am
LadyNatts

(and belated happy solstice)
7:53 am
Anniebrook

merry christmas, herin and bf
7:53 am
herinfernallady

that too
7:53 am
herinfernallady

OH Thanks Annie I dind't see that either
7:53 am
Anniebrook

hi Lady, merry christmas eve
7:53 am
LadyNatts

hi annie, same to you :)
7:54 am
LadyNatts

hubby is telling me it's the first "coast-to-coast" white christmas in Canada since 1971
7:54 am
herinfernallady

Well bye and have a wonderful Christmas if i don't see you and thank you for your greatints
7:55 am
DR1965

does anyone have the ti8?
7:55 am
Anniebrook

sorry, DR, not me
7:56 am
KristineNas

extend the ti5,10 , a female lions ending
7:56 am
DR1965

ty annie
7:56 am
crosshair

morning everyone;)
7:56 am
DR1965

CROSSY!!
7:56 am
Anniebrook

Hi Crossy!
7:56 am
DR1965

ty Kristine
7:56 am
LadyNatts

oh, good clue kristine... thanks
7:56 am
littlebit

morning one and all!
7:56 am
LadyNatts

hi cross!
7:56 am
LadyNatts

hi littlebit
7:56 am
KristineNas

yvw
7:57 am
crosshair

howdy dr i see you do the night shift as well as the day shift
7:57 am
littlebit

hi lady
7:57 am
DR1965

yes.. it is whenever I can get in
7:58 am
crosshair

personally o like my angels of the morning better:)))
7:58 am
DR1965

though 6am is a bit early and I am still in bed
7:58 am
crosshair

i even..darn typos
7:58 am
LadyNatts

I have only 2 minutes before I have to go get ready for work :(
7:58 am
DR1965

I am fluent in typo
7:58 am
LadyNatts

and I still have shopping to do
7:58 am
littlebit

i have to finish my shopping as well
7:59 am
DR1965

good luck Lady... I have one present to get
7:59 am
crosshair

crossy is all done his shopping.if anyone needs another gift it will have to be from something i find in the trunk of the car;0
7:59 am
DR1965

and it can actually wait until Friday
7:59 am
littlebit

we're all fluent in typo :)
7:59 am
LadyNatts

ty DR
7:59 am
LadyNatts

I don't know why I put myself through this torture every year
7:59 am
DR1965

happy holidays Littlebit
8:00 am
Anniebrook

I have finished my shopping and everything is wrapped. how is that for smug?
8:00 am
DR1965

good for you Crossy... maybe someone will love a present of jumper cables
8:00 am
littlebit

thanks dr, same to you!
8:00 am
DR1965

you are my hero Annie
8:01 am
LadyNatts

uh oh... I went over my time limit
8:01 am
LadyNatts

have a great day/evening everyone!
8:01 am
DR1965

same to you Lady
8:01 am
inge

st
8:01 am
littlebit

bye lady, merry christmas!
8:02 am
Anniebrook

inge, merry christmas eve to you and your family
8:03 am
Anniebrook

You too, Lady, merry christmas eve
8:04 am
littlebit

and i'm off to get myself ready to face the day. one last store to shop and wrapping presents. bbl
8:05 am
DR1965

have fun lb
8:05 am
DR1965

good morning Inge
8:05 am
littlebit

thanks dr
8:07 am
crosshair

i once started at noon on the 24th,drove to a town a hour away,had a hours time before i was kicked out of the mall,drove to another small town 20 min away,had 15 min before they shut the doors,drove 1 hr 15 min back to my home town,had someone sell me a bottle of thier booze cause the liquer store was closed 1 minute ago,found out i forgot paper and tape,made it to a dollar store with 20 minutes to spare,got wrapping paper and stocking stuffers,found out i was running on fumes and made it to the last gas stn in town that was still open,hit the macs milk for orange juice,bread and eggs and stumbled through the door dirty,wet and still in my work clothes at 8 pm:))
8:08 am
DR1965

wow crossy there is a book in there somewhere
8:08 am
crosshair

easy eh? lol
8:08 am
crosshair

there is,but i missed that store
8:08 am
DR1965

lol
8:09 am
crosshair

so being finished ahead of the time curve by 2 days is a interesting experience
8:10 am
DR1965

I bet
8:10 am
crosshair

feel like i should break something so i can have a crazy last minute dash to try and replace it
8:11 am
crosshair

but i think not
8:11 am
DR1965

not me... I have stuff to do and my son is home with me today.. he is almost 10
8:12 am
DR1965

should be an interestingg day
8:12 am
flosey

good morning everyone
8:12 am
DR1965

may have to bribe him
8:12 am
DR1965

welcome Flosey
8:12 am
crosshair

howdy flosey:)
8:13 am
flosey

had hoped for a quick grid for today!
8:13 am
flosey

had hoped for a quick grid for today!
8:13 am
flosey

sorry, hit a glitch there, seemed to be frozen
8:13 am
crosshair

alas,another one i shall not finish
8:14 am
NonoNanette

good morning Babblers


;0 Merry Christmas Eve to you all!
8:14 am
crosshair

howdy nono! and merry christmas to you as well:))
8:15 am
flosey

morning Nono, and Merry Christmas Eve to you - and Crossy and DR - seems we're the only ones in here at the moment
8:15 am
DR1965

wellm I hit 105 words and am going to go get busy with my day.. so
8:15 am
NonoNanette

bye bye DR
8:15 am
DR1965

everyone enjoy and merry xmas and be safe
8:15 am
crosshair

have a good one dr and merry christmas to you and yours;)
8:15 am
DR1965

hi and bue nanette
8:15 am
DR1965

ty all * Poof*
8:15 am
flosey

have a good one DR
8:15 am
NonoNanette

an intimate little group of us today :)
8:16 am
EvaNadine

mornin babblers!
8:16 am
NonoNanette

flosey I had also hoped for a fast grid today
8:16 am
crosshair

crossy passes roung the dark jamacian spiced rum and eggs nog;)
8:16 am
NonoNanette

hi Eva
8:16 am
crosshair

howdy eva:)
8:16 am
flosey

actually, we have a reprieve - not celebrating until Saturday/Sunday when our girls can get over from Vancouver
8:16 am
flosey

oh yum, that sure sounds good crossy
8:17 am
NonoNanette

thanks Crossy that hits the spot!
8:17 am
flosey

at the grocery store yesterday, the lineup at checkout was so long, they were handing our chocolates and eggnog
8:17 am
crosshair

yes indeed flo,get the appleton estates dark spiced rum,come right from the source
8:17 am
NonoNanette

i dont have too much to do today, just make a Cream Puff Cake and tidy up the house a bit
8:18 am
flosey

will lhave to remember that one crossy, for when my son comes out
8:18 am
crosshair

thats a good idea flo..never see wal-mark doing that...lol other night they had 2! cashiers and we were lined up like cattle
8:18 am
flosey

cream puff cake, nono, is that the french one?
8:18 am
EvaNadine

how are we all today?
8:19 am
NonoNanette

omg crossy that must have been very irratating
8:19 am
flosey

good morning Eva, and Merry Christmas
8:19 am
NonoNanette

I dont think so flosey, its quite simple really
8:19 am
crosshair

actually nono it was for 2 items,which i ended up dumping in a bin and leaving the store
8:20 am
flosey

actually, there was one lineup and staff at the front of the store directing shoppers to the next available checkout - much more reasonable than getting into a slow line
8:20 am
NonoNanette

i cant say as i blame you crossy
8:20 am
crosshair

went to zellers,found the same 2 things for 5 dollars more and they had 8 cashiers on:)
8:21 am
NonoNanette

only went to two stores yesterday but both had every register open
8:21 am
EvaNadine

im "working from home" today...
that means im wrapping gifts. :)
8:21 am
flosey

WalMart in Victoria tore down their store and are building an enormously big 'empire'
8:22 am
smilesoplenty

yo, everyone
8:22 am
NonoNanette

Hi Smiels
8:22 am
smilesoplenty

hey nono
8:22 am
crosshair

this year because we already have so much junk,we limited our purchaces to a single "main" gift apiece.then we each piced a charity of our choice and made a donation from santa
8:23 am
smilesoplenty

boy, i hope after they yank my gall bladder, i can sleep more than 4-5 hr at a time
8:23 am
smilesoplenty

but we saw quantum of solace last nt, and daniel craig is so fine
8:24 am
crosshair

lol smiles...a pair of pliers,some whishey and ten minutes and we can have that pesky thing out :)
8:24 am
smilesoplenty

come on over, crossy!!!!
8:24 am
NonoNanette

Crossy what a wonderful thing to do at Christmas time!
8:25 am
crosshair

ill wear mistletoe ok?
8:25 am
smilesoplenty

deck the halls with bowels and holly....
8:25 am
crosshair

lol!
8:25 am
crosshair

smiles gets a good one off!!!
8:25 am
EvaNadine

watch out for crossy + tools...you never know WHATS gonna happen!
8:26 am
crosshair

usually not much eva
8:26 am
smilesoplenty

ahthank you *takes a bow*
8:27 am
smilesoplenty

how is the grid; is it ooogy?
8:27 am
crosshair

lol smiles,look and that beard on yer mug..we can have a contest,see which one can get thiers down to thier belly button
8:27 am
aslindy

hello everyone
8:28 am
crosshair

howdy aslindy;)
8:28 am
smilesoplenty

i had to shave it; dr said so--but it'll grow back
8:28 am
flosey

hi lindy and smiles
8:28 am
smilesoplenty

hey, aslindy
8:28 am
smilesoplenty

hi flosey
8:28 am
aslindy

happy Christmas Eve to all
8:28 am
smilesoplenty

you too
8:28 am
flosey

and to you lindy
8:28 am
aslindy

thank you
8:29 am
smilesoplenty

dale has to work, so it'll be me and the kitties
8:29 am
NonoNanette

Hi aslindy, Merry Christmas Eve to you as well
8:29 am
crosshair

if i didnt have to drive to the..sigh..in-laws today the run and eggs nog would already be flowing;)
8:29 am
aslindy

I still have gifts to wrap
8:29 am
smilesoplenty

lucky you, i'm restricting my alcohol intake until after my surgery
8:29 am
aslindy

thank the lord, we aren't visiting my inlaws this Christmas
8:30 am
smilesoplenty

i haven't met dale's stepmom or real mom, since he does not get along with them, and my mom is ultra cool
8:30 am
crosshair

well i look at it this way,im gonna eat thier food,drink all his booze,watch his 60 inch tv and generally be a pain in the arse
8:30 am
smilesoplenty

but i'd love to see my mom or sis
8:31 am
smilesoplenty

oy!!! i have a 42-incher
8:31 am
flosey

may sound like a bah humbug, but we don't have any in-laws left to be forced to share this joyous occasion with - just our own kids
8:31 am
smilesoplenty

yours is bigger than mine lol
8:31 am
NonoNanette

same here Flosey
8:31 am
aslindy

some inlaws are nicer than others. =)
8:32 am
crosshair

as long as you have someone you love to share it with its all good
8:32 am
Norma

flosey you don't know how lucky you are lol
8:32 am
smilesoplenty

no kids, mine is 19 and lives with his dad--have not seen him in a long time
8:32 am
smilesoplenty

i'm spending christmas day with my chosen family
8:32 am
flosey

yes, I do know people who have good ones - unfortunately I didn't get to meet hubby's Dad, just the other one - ugh
8:32 am
aslindy

have you ever had someone say "You didn't spend enough on us for Christmas?" Not really a joyous time.
8:33 am
flosey

oh my lindy, how horrible!
8:33 am
NonoNanette

oh Aslindy sounds like they might need a reality check
8:33 am
smilesoplenty

ugh! that's rotten. why i'm so glad we don't have enough money to buy presents. dale made some stuff for ppl, but that's it
8:33 am
aslindy

yeah, I'd like to give them a reality check... right upside the head!
8:33 am
crosshair

thell them if they dont stop being a money grubbing pain in the arse,your going to donate all thier present money to charity lindy
8:34 am
aslindy

but that was years ago, so... not worth the effort now.
8:34 am
smilesoplenty

as for us, we are getting a chihuahua for our combined christmas/birthday presents next month
8:34 am
flosey

this year, we've all decided that we all have more than we need so are not exchanging gifts, rather making donations to needy
8:34 am
aslindy

and it
8:34 am
crosshair

every year donate a small amount to charity in thier name:)))
8:34 am
aslindy

it isn't like they are really in need, either
8:34 am
smilesoplenty

now that's the way to do it
8:35 am
NonoNanette

a new pup, the cats will love that smiles!
8:35 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, but he'll be small, nono
8:36 am
smilesoplenty

and our cats have been around dogs a lot
8:36 am
NonoNanette

heheee thats why the cats will love it
8:36 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, our little queen, Rocky, will definitely challenge him
8:36 am
crosshair

last one we had was small,inbread,a biter and had fleas all the time..we are sticking with our two cats i think
8:36 am
flosey

I must get dressed before neighbour pops in for coffee
8:37 am
smilesoplenty

we call her that because she has extra toes on front feet that make her look like she is wearing boxing gloves
8:37 am
flosey

back in a jiffy
8:37 am
NonoNanette

you should put some pics of your little friends on flicker to share with us
8:37 am
NonoNanette

k flosey, see ya later maybe
8:37 am
crosshair

lol smiles,our grey tabby has extra toes as well
8:37 am
smilesoplenty

bye flosey
8:38 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, just trying to get a feel for flickr
8:38 am
crosshair

big,wide paws
8:38 am
NonoNanette

aweeeee I had a 7 toed cat once we called her Fingers
8:38 am
smilesoplenty

what did you name her crossy?
8:38 am
crosshair

ours came named monkey or i was going to name her 'snowshoe"
8:39 am
smilesoplenty

i thought of a good name...facehugger (alien)
8:39 am
NonoNanette

lol
8:39 am
smilesoplenty

or, "the hand" love horror movies
8:39 am
crosshair

and our butterscotch tabby which we rescued from the pound came with the name "abracadabra" we call her abby for short
8:40 am
NonoNanette

The cat in my icon pic is Miss Shadow, she has a playmate named Kittles
8:40 am
crosshair

she is called that cause she can get out of most cat cages
8:40 am
smilesoplenty

cute! our other cat is named Pasha because he acts like a little king, and is very well groomed
8:40 am
Judi

Good Morning, children of the earth.
8:40 am
crosshair

howdy judi
8:40 am
smilesoplenty

he also looks very regal
8:40 am
NonoNanette

hi Judi
8:40 am
smilesoplenty

judi!
8:41 am
NonoNanette

Pasha is a fitting name then!
8:41 am
dan2bit

morning all! right column done ;-)
8:41 am
smilesoplenty

i love that crazy cat
8:41 am
smilesoplenty

he's teensy. weighs only abt 4 lb
8:42 am
smilesoplenty

lucky you, dan. haven't even started yet. too much fun chogging
8:42 am
smilesoplenty

this is the best chat rm i've ever been on.
8:42 am
Judi

Just reading the chog about cat names. LOL. I named our one cat "Norman" because he was totally Psycho when we got him and wields sharp objects on his polydactyl feeties. Woe to those who are on the receiving end of the claws of death.
8:42 am
dan2bit

smiles - you still have the right column done, even if you haven't started
8:43 am
smilesoplenty

right...just woke up
8:43 am
NonoNanette

lol check your tile stats smiles, we all have right column done
8:43 am
smilesoplenty

so, haha
8:43 am
crosshair

lol judi.."when you pick a cat up by the tail,you learn things you cannot learn any other way"
8:44 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, like what the er looks like
8:44 am
Merk

Finished through the r words. My energizer bunny keeps working.
8:44 am
NonoNanette

Good morning Merk
8:44 am
crosshair

its like holding a blender thats defective and is set to frappe....
8:44 am
smilesoplenty

are you drinking red bull, merk?
8:44 am
Judi

Yoiks. I would never pick a cat up by the tail Norman adopted us. He was a stray who showed up on our deck. Push-over me started to feed him, and the rest is history.
8:45 am
smilesoplenty

Rocky followed us home for six blocks when we were walking our friend's dog last Oct
8:46 am
Judi

Awwww, smiles. That's sweet. You must have smelled sympathetic.
8:46 am
NonoNanette

had a cat once that bit right thru my thumb nail. She was a total witch, Thank goodness she had no front claws!
8:46 am
smilesoplenty

she was covered in fleas, had ear mites, but was ultra cute and fearless. when we cleaned her up, she just flopped on our bed like she owned the place
8:47 am
NonoNanette

awe she was thankful for your loving attention smiles!
8:47 am
smilesoplenty

her eyes hadn't even changed yet, but she was a fearless little thing'
8:48 am
smilesoplenty

now she's spoiled rotten, just like Pasha
8:48 am
Judi

I think it's a great honor to have an animal choose you (rather than the other way around). I think it shows you must be doing something right in your life.
8:48 am
smilesoplenty

dale is the worst ppl food feeder on earth
8:49 am
smilesoplenty

i hope so, Judi. I like the sound of that
8:49 am
smilesoplenty

we had 4 ppl in the house when Pasha came in, but he picked me for his person
8:50 am
NonoNanette

My Kittles belonged to my oldest son but he had to give her up when he moved. Now she goes and hides when ever he comes to visit. It's like she's saying I like it here and I want to stay
8:51 am
smilesoplenty

my other cat, Tabby was killed by a psycho roommate (who we threw out long ago)
8:51 am
NonoNanette

omg Smiles, you are well rid of that roomie
8:51 am
smilesoplenty

he also killed dale's cat Luna and one of his own, and tried to pin it on me
8:52 am
Judi

OMG! How horrible! A serial cat killer! I hope you reported him to the cops.
8:52 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, nono. he stole stuff too and lied to us
8:52 am
unithorn

Hi all - happy festivus and whatnot!
8:52 am
smilesoplenty

it wouldn't have done any good. he said/she said and all. I'm just glad he is gone
8:53 am
smilesoplenty

hi unithorn
8:53 am
NonoNanette

Hi Unithorn, Merry Christmas Eve!
8:53 am
JBV

love my timing - just dropping in on a serial cat killer chat - how terrible, smiles - you must report that, often it's the first sign of real trouble ahead
8:53 am
Merk

Morning, Nono, my nose is in the grid today. Too much left to do before Xmas.
8:53 am
Judi

Hi, Unithorn - right back atcha, babe!
8:53 am
smilesoplenty

we know, and we think he will get into more trouble later. he's in Cali now.
8:54 am
NonoNanette

hi JBV
8:54 am
JBV

you do know that that's how Jeffrey Dahmer started, right?
8:54 am
smilesoplenty

bad thing is, he's into bdsm, and walking around beating ppl who have no idea he is crazy
8:54 am
JBV

hi nono !
8:54 am
NonoNanette

ok i need to get into this grid so closing off chat for a bit
8:54 am
JBV

bdsm? I think I'm glad I don't know what that is
8:54 am
smilesoplenty

yes, jbv. we definitely considered that when we gave him the bum's rush
8:54 am
Merk

26 left
8:55 am
smilesoplenty

bondage, domination, sadism, masochism
8:55 am
JBV

I was afraid of that, thanks
8:55 am
Judi

That's scarey, smiles. That dude's lines are dangerously blurred.
8:56 am
smilesoplenty

yes. never had such close dealings with a sociopath, and never want to again
8:56 am
HarryHood

100 left :)
8:56 am
Judi

bdsm... *singing* and a partridge in a pear tree*!
8:56 am
smilesoplenty

sorry, jbv tmi, huh?
8:56 am
JBV

here's a different topic, if I may - I almost forgot something important this morning, but got it out on time - have you remembered to express your seasonal appreciation to your letter carriers???
8:56 am
smilesoplenty

hahh, judi
8:57 am
smilesoplenty

not yet, if i see her, I'll say merry c
8:58 am
JBV

my father was a letter carrier for 31 years and I remember how he enjoyed opening his Christmas envelopes - at that time (50's and 60's) the gifts were single dollars or maybe two
8:58 am
unithorn

Our mail carrier is a specific kind of evil. Not that all of them are, of course, but this one is...evil. It's the only fitting word.
8:58 am
Judi

Must pop off for a bit. Real work to do.
8:58 am
smilesoplenty

yeah, if i had money, i'd give more to customer service ppl. if we go out, we always tip at least twenty percent
8:58 am
JBV

he delivered mail in NYC - big office buildings, so the single dollars definitely added up
8:59 am
unithorn

I have actually watched her drop a box, yell an obscenity, and then kick/stomp the thing, because THAT makes it better *eyeroll*
8:59 am
smilesoplenty

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil
8:59 am
JBV

sorry to hear that unithorn, ours goes the extra mile to make sure packages are left in a safe corner of the porch, etc.
8:59 am
smilesoplenty

*cackle*
8:59 am
smilesoplenty

that's mail fraud--she coulda gone to jail
9:00 am
smilesoplenty

ours is good, too. and she is cute, not that we care abt such things
9:01 am
smilesoplenty

brb, need a cig
9:01 am
unithorn

Not even a cool evil, like sharks-with-lazer-beams and whatnot cool evil...just mean. My fiance went out to check the mail, and was a bit early, and she chewed him out for rushing her (he hadn't said a word, just saw her still there, turned and started to walk back)...as far as mail fraud goes...well, I used to work in a shipping facility and see much worse on a daily basis.
9:02 am
unithorn

"Fragile" stickers only draw attention, is all I'll say on the subject, but ANYway...maybe if I make her some cookies or something nice, she'll be nicer? I've tried being kind to her, she glares and is likely to spit venom.
9:03 am
JBV

sounds like someone who hates her job -
9:06 am
unithorn

I wish people wouldn't do that to themselves. I understand the need to make money, believe me, but it's not worth giving up genuine (if only occasional) laughter for. She looks like she is never happy, ever. Makes me wish that efforts to be kind would register with her. Anyway, sorry to ramble and fill the chat box...
9:08 am
JBV

that's OK, unithorn, ramble away - chat goes in all directions sometimes
9:10 am
smilesoplenty

I'm back, now ready to do battle with the grid
9:11 am
smilesoplenty

so why isn't "diener" in their damn dictionary?
9:11 am
unithorn

Die! *ner*
9:11 am
unithorn

Sounds good to me.
9:11 am
smilesoplenty

it's a morgue assistant
9:12 am
smilesoplenty

too much csi
9:12 am
unithorn

*facepalm* Fine...have it your way. With your real words and lack of sound effects! *woosh*
9:12 am
smilesoplenty

heee
9:12 am
crosshair

k everyone,im off for the next 2 days to over eat,overdrink,oversleep and over spend!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY BABBLE FRIENDS AND PLEASE REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!!...POOF!
9:13 am
smilesoplenty

have fun, crossy
9:13 am
unithorn

Have fun!
9:13 am
JBV

bye, crossy, merry christmas!
9:27 am
car.eeyore

Good Morning my Babble friends!
9:29 am
torgone

Buenos dias ..
9:30 am
72 Temple Owl

TOR!
9:30 am
torgone

TO1
9:30 am
72 Temple Owl

well merry christmas to ya!
9:30 am
torgone

!
9:31 am
72 Temple Owl

?
9:32 am
torgone

Happy Holidays to all ..
9:32 am
72 Temple Owl

aw i was trying to think up how to converse using only punctutation.
9:32 am
torgone

...
9:33 am
72 Temple Owl

, ... ?
9:33 am
torgone

+!
9:34 am
72 Temple Owl

heck i lost the moment...happy christmas
9:35 am
72 Temple Owl

seeding
9:36 am
ChrissieDee

ty TO, hadn't even noticed the ing ending
9:36 am
72 Temple Owl

well chrissie you'g better. also the comparative!
9:37 am
ChrissieDee

and the suparlative!!
9:37 am
ChrissieDee

superlative
9:38 am
ChrissieDee

probably brain's subconscious way of telling me I should be getting ready for Christmas, not babbling
9:38 am
72 Temple Owl

i haven't used the superlative at all yet have you?
9:39 am
HarryHood

any1 get the an7/8 after the herb but b4 the other herb extract?
9:39 am
ChrissieDee

no, I haven't actually
9:39 am
HarryHood

driving me batty
9:40 am
smilesoplenty

clue that an7 if you would
9:40 am
ChrissieDee

harry, put on an ending that makes it sound like a little one
9:40 am
smilesoplenty

never mind
9:40 am
torgone

That's an8 ..
9:41 am
HarryHood

chriss - that's the an8,40 - I have that one
9:41 am
skooj

an + pronoun + what you plant
9:41 am
HarryHood

need the 8,45 and 7,32
9:42 am
ChrissieDee

oh, haven't got any more, sorry
9:42 am
72 Temple Owl

GTG tor if i don't see you hope you have a good holiday. later, all!
9:42 am
skooj

Got it harry?
9:42 am
72 Temple Owl

an8 = plural of just clued word *poof*
9:43 am
ChrissieDee

ty TO, happy christmas
9:44 am
skooj

anyone have the ae?
9:44 am
HarryHood

not working for me....i'm confused
9:44 am
HarryHood

i have the plant and the herb, but there are supposed to be 2 more in between
9:44 am
skooj

Harry - an + pronoun (you ) + what you plant in ground
9:45 am
rururocks

how many letters is the ae?
9:45 am
smilesoplenty

going offline for awhile--sleepy
9:46 am
skooj

6, ruru
9:46 am
rururocks

I haven't listed yet
9:46 am
smilesoplenty

seeya all later
9:46 am
smilesoplenty

merry christmas everyone and drive safe!!!!!!!!!!
9:46 am
skooj

bye smiles!
9:46 am
skooj

and happy holidays to you, too
9:47 am
skooj

harry - did you get it?
9:47 am
HarryHood

no
9:47 am
HarryHood

I have the 8,40....
9:48 am
skooj

an 7 after the spice, right?
9:48 am
HarryHood

can't get that. right
9:48 am
HarryHood

what am I planting in the ground?
9:48 am
skooj

an + vowel + what a plant comes from
9:49 am
rururocks

same first three + pith of an orange harry
9:49 am
HarryHood

DOH!
9:49 am
HarryHood

OK....i'm kinda thick sometimes
9:49 am
skooj

and then plural
9:49 am
HarryHood

thanks for your patience :)
9:49 am
skooj

lol, harry
9:50 am
HarryHood

71 to go....
9:52 am
skooj

the ae6? maybe i'll take a break
9:52 am
HarryHood

don't have it sorry
9:55 am
CiociaJudy

ae + to eat
9:55 am
torgone

Thanks CJ!
9:55 am
HarryHood

thanks judy!
9:56 am
CiociaJudy

welcome.
9:56 am
rururocks

thanks ciocia
9:56 am
rururocks

poor skooj missed the clue
9:57 am
rururocks

any clue for that single a on the bottom row.. I can't make anything work
9:57 am
rururocks

nm
9:57 am
rururocks

made it work
9:58 am
torgone

Somebody stop me .. I have a cup full of Christmas candy in front of me and I'm scarfing it down like there's no tomorrow ..
9:58 am
CiociaJudy

so what did you do ruru? I haven't had any luck with that one either.
9:58 am
rururocks

gorilla - like
9:58 am
CiociaJudy

it's the holidays, Tor. Enjoy!
9:59 am
CiociaJudy

woohoo Thanks ruru
9:59 am
torgone

It's bee-like ..
9:59 am
rururocks

yqw
9:59 am
CiociaJudy

having a lot more trouble with this grid than the big one yesterday
9:59 am
rururocks

easier to clue that way torg
9:59 am
HarryHood

me too cj
10:00 am
rururocks

tried the bee way once before and got a lot of ??????
10:00 am
Atalante

but you've got the intelligent babblers herenow :P
10:01 am
CiociaJudy

absolutely right ata
10:01 am
rururocks

well .. then.. I beg your pardon..
10:02 am
HarryHood

63 to go and it's just crawling
10:02 am
rururocks

( but it worked for judy :D)
10:02 am
CiociaJudy

damn right ruru. I probably wouldn't have got the bee like clue. LOL
10:03 am
rururocks

ata... I remain vindicated
10:03 am
CiociaJudy

I'm not even halfway yet, harry
10:03 am
rururocks

I have 100 to go.. ugh
10:03 am
anawaltgal

me either
10:03 am
Atalante

loool :)
10:04 am
Atalante

I would have done, but I have a friend who keeps bees
10:04 am
CiociaJudy

*sigh* will have to go out and chop ice when I finish my baking
10:06 am
torgone

No ice here ..
10:06 am
CiociaJudy

Probably never had ice there, did you Tor?
10:07 am
torgone

Not here .. There was a freak snowstorm about 40 years ago but no ice ..
10:07 am
CiociaJudy

I can deal with the snow but we've been having all ice so far this year.
10:08 am
wickdsmaht

Morning everyone! Nice sized grid to pass the time before I get to go home today.
10:09 am
CiociaJudy

gotta check the cakes. bbl
10:11 am
HarryHood

tangeriniest not in the dictionary
10:13 am
torgone

Stupid dictionary ..
10:14 am
torgone

Minger not there either ..
10:14 am
Babs1

nor mift
10:15 am
Atalante

add an i tor
10:16 am
torgone

Thanks ata!
10:16 am
HarryHood

thanks ata. 49 to go. time for a break. later
10:19 am
Sandieangel

can someone clue me the fi9 plz? Just can't make sense of it at all.
10:19 am
rururocks

I only have an fi8
10:20 am
Haz1558

fi9 - the quality of having a flare-up temper/personality
10:20 am
rururocks

it is miffed I think torg
10:20 am
caitlyn

Good afternoon all.......
10:21 am
Sandieangel

hmmm I'll need to think about that one Haz.
10:21 am
Atalante

HAZZZZZZZZ!
10:21 am
Atalante

CAIT!
10:21 am
SharonRA

what is the ee??
10:21 am
Haz1558

Hellooo!
10:21 am
caitlyn

ATA!!!
10:22 am
Dorens

ee is kind of like the fi9
10:22 am
Haz1558

ee8 - the quality of being scary
10:22 am
Sandieangel

Thanks Haz - I got the fi9.
10:22 am
Haz1558

Well done Sandie!
10:22 am
rururocks

me too haz .. thank you
10:22 am
SharonRA

i thought it might be something like that, just can't monkey it yet
10:22 am
SharonRA

but thanks, y'all
10:23 am
MonkeyGames

Hi briefly! Lavendar cheesecakes are chilling and it's not time to start dinner yet, just played teh board game Walter got for Sinterklaas and Danny's upstairs secretly tuning teh guitar we'll be putting under the tree tonight... so I have a few Babble minutes, all going well.
10:23 am
NonoNanette

Merry Christmas Eve everyone :)
10:23 am
Babs1

not getting either the ee or fi... o-(
10:23 am
MonkeyGames

Thanks! Backatcha!
10:23 am
Haz1558

You're welcome, ruru.
10:23 am
car.eeyore

Oooh! I got the fi9 too! THY!
10:23 am
Haz1558

ee8 - build on the idea of something being scary in a ghostly kind of way.
10:23 am
caitlyn

Merry Christmas Nono!!
Hi MG !
10:24 am
MonkeyGames

Spookitude is the ee, but I sure cannOT see the fi... still trying though.
10:24 am
Atalante

hi nono!!
10:24 am
Haz1558

fi9 - build on the idea of someone having a combustible personality
10:25 am
MonkeyGames

Sigh. All I can think of should have an R closer or the vowels reversed... will keep staring at it.
10:25 am
caitlyn

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire,
Jack Frost nipping at your nose......
10:25 am
Haz1558

Take one vowel away from the scary ee8, replace it with fi
10:25 am
car.eeyore

Yuletide carols being sung by the choir...
10:26 am
MonkeyGames

Hmm, OK!
10:26 am
Atalante

work out the word and add it, then work out how it works in the grid
10:26 am
caitlyn

and folks dressed up like Eskimos
10:26 am
MonkeyGames

Got it, but that is NOT a spelling that sits well with me! Oh well, thank you!
10:26 am
car.eeyore

Everybody knows...a turkey and some mistletoe.
10:26 am
NonoNanette

FIREWORKS!! Now to go make a cream puff cake
10:26 am
Judi

Chipmunks roasting on an open fire...
10:27 am
caitlyn

Congrats Nono
10:27 am
MonkeyGames

Yay NoNo!
10:27 am
car.eeyore

Yeah Nono! Well done!
10:27 am
rururocks

ALLLLVIINNNNNNNNN....
10:27 am
Babs1

thanks, haz...finally got them!
10:27 am
Haz1558

Congratulations Nono.
10:27 am
Babs1

poor chipmunks!!
10:27 am
Haz1558

Great, glad you got there Babs.
10:27 am
rururocks

(Judi is one sick puppy)
10:27 am
caitlyn

yuk Judi, dont they smell a bit though
10:27 am
MonkeyGames

Everyone going traditional tomorrow? We're not; venison was on sale so we're going to have Dutch-oven venison stew, artichokes, and fresh pasta. And lavendar cheesecake.
10:28 am
hlj25950

I am too dense to do this... i still can't get the ee or fi
10:28 am
Judi

You have to skin them first. Then put them right next to the tiny tots with their eyes all poked out.
10:28 am
rururocks

ewwwwwwww
10:28 am
Babs1

judi!!!
10:28 am
MonkeyGames

Bet thay taste rather like rabbit...
10:28 am
caitlyn

You are not dense hlj
10:28 am
caitlyn

Judi!!
10:28 am
rururocks

probably taste like chicken...lol
10:28 am
Judi

I'm dense. I'm not getting the fi9 clues at all.
10:29 am
hlj25950

ITA Judi
10:29 am
rururocks

My guess is that you would have to be pretty darn hungry to go after a chipmunk
10:29 am
Haz1558

Judi, it ends in the Scottish loch monster, if that's any help.
10:29 am
Babs1

both words use only letters in the top 3 rows hij if that helps
10:29 am
car.eeyore

remind me to tell you a squirrel story sometime...but not today!
10:29 am
Atalante

the one that went to America and had children
10:30 am
MonkeyGames

My grandfather ate squirrel and groundhog a lot growing up in Texas. I'd bet chipmunk is similar.
10:30 am
caitlyn

Ata has the man flu gone now?
10:31 am
Atalante

yes, of course, because he's on christmas holidays
10:31 am
hlj25950

you would think it would babs, but nope...thanks anyway
10:31 am
caitlyn

LOL
10:31 am
hlj25950

I haven't even had any eggnog, this puzzle today is kicking my tush
10:31 am
Babs1

did you see haz's clue at 10:29, hij?
10:32 am
MonkeyGames

We have lots of farmed exotics on sale right now, holiday specials. I wish we could afford to try the hare tenderloin. The sprinbok this year is exquisite, and the kangaroo and ostrich plates are going well-- we tried those last year.
10:32 am
hlj25950

no, that may help
10:32 am
rururocks

at least I have the right column greyed out now..lol
10:32 am
MonkeyGames

Ha ha!
10:32 am
hlj25950

ah, ty, got the ee one
10:33 am
Babs1

cute, ruru! any help with the e's in the second or 4th rows??
10:33 am
hlj25950

and the fi...whew
10:33 am
caitlyn

Well done hlj
10:34 am
rururocks

one is not friends
10:34 am
Babs1

yay hlj! only have 111 words here...not seeing much new now
10:34 am
Haz1558

Well done hlj
10:34 am
MonkeyGames

OK, under orders to fetch His Poyal Highness some warm milk and light the candle in the jar he painted at school. Back in a bit!
10:34 am
rururocks

the other is holding one in high regard as we do haz
10:34 am
hlj25950

ty, some of us need more help than others.
10:34 am
rururocks

and afdd the gerund ending
10:34 am
rururocks

the other is a bird
10:34 am
Haz1558

Bowing in acknowledgement of the compliment, ruru.
10:34 am
rururocks

and the other runs a car
10:35 am
Judi

Monkeyed the fi9, finally. Oy.
10:35 am
Atalante

welove haz
10:35 am
rururocks

beloved haz..
10:35 am
Raja_k

Hello Everyone :-)
10:35 am
Haz1558

I'll be sure to let you both know when my fan-club is set up.
10:35 am
Babs1

thanks ruru -- don't know why, I always look for short words with the vowel starts! silly
10:36 am
car.eeyore

Hello Raja!
10:36 am
Atalante

The Hazettes
10:36 am
rururocks

good morning (at least here) raja
10:36 am
caitlyn

Hi Raja
10:36 am
Atalante

i'm sure FM can handle that
10:36 am
rururocks

will there be spangle T shirts haz?
10:36 am
Haz1558

Absolutely!
10:36 am
Babs1

the hazahhs!
10:37 am
car.eeyore

Can I please have an additional clue for "e" that is a bird?
10:37 am
Judi

The Haz Beens!
10:37 am
caitlyn

Has FM been on today?
10:37 am
rururocks

the duchesses of Haz-ard?
10:37 am
Atalante

good one ruru!
10:37 am
car.eeyore

Got it!
10:37 am
Haz1558

Good suggestions all! Yes, FM was on earlier, caitlyn.
10:38 am
HarryHood

aah finally got to use the X!
10:38 am
Haz1558

ei4/5 - heading towards being the beloved downy duck of comforter fame
10:38 am
caitlyn

Thanks Haz, Sorry i missed her
10:38 am
rururocks

We could market a new ice cream..
10:38 am
rururocks

haz & daz ..
10:38 am
caitlyn

LOL ruru
10:38 am
Atalante

mint aero cheesecake flavour
10:38 am
Haz1558

She'll maybe be on later, caitlyn, I know she doesn't head to her Christmas day destination until tomorrow.
10:39 am
rururocks

chipmunk chip
10:39 am
Atalante

bunny flavour
10:39 am
Haz1558

Daz is a detergent over here - pretty appropriate considering how I like doing laundry.
10:39 am
torgone

Haz-elnut mocha ..
10:39 am
Atalante

and a new etiquette book "Ironing Tea Towels and Other Essentials"
10:39 am
caitlyn

Groan.........good one tor
10:39 am
rururocks

good one tor
10:40 am
Haz1558

Hello torgone - did you get your computer problem sorted out the other day?
10:41 am
rururocks

got the ne 9 all by myself.. yabbadabba doo
10:41 am
rururocks

and the re 9
10:41 am
torgone

I'm not sure .. I was still getting pop-ups, then did another scan and haven't had any since .. We'll see ..
10:41 am
Haz1558

Hope it's okay for the long term, torgone, I hate the thought of all those viruses out there.
10:43 am
Babs1

do clue, ruru!
10:43 am
Haz1558

Back shortly, I'm required for Christmas stocking seeking duties.
10:44 am
rururocks

one who always is asking for things has ne9
10:44 am
caitlyn

Bye for now Haz,have fun
10:44 am
rururocks

too much growth around the pond is re9..
10:45 am
HarryHood

doen'st work for the ge9 though :)
10:45 am
rururocks

please stuff mi4 well haz
10:46 am
rururocks

get em babs?
10:46 am
Babs1

oh..got the ne..had tried the superlative ending instead of the scottish monster!
10:46 am
CiociaJudy

thx for the 2 9's ruru
10:46 am
smilesoplenty

more on re9, please, is re9 a superlative?
10:46 am
rururocks

more of re 4/5 smiles
10:47 am
rururocks

think loch monster on the end
10:47 am
Babs1

are all the 9's gerunds or monsters?
10:47 am
rururocks

don't know
10:48 am
HarryHood

don't have the ge9 yet
10:48 am
smilesoplenty

ty, ruru
10:48 am
chickieo8

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERY ONE NEAR AND FAR :-)
10:48 am
caitlyn

not the ge8/9 combo Babs
10:48 am
smilesoplenty

ge9, is that a superlative?
10:49 am
caitlyn

Merry Christmas chick
10:49 am
CiociaJudy

Ho, Ho, Ho Chick
10:49 am
Haz1558

ge9 is the plural of ge8. It looks like what a seed does in the ground, but take out a consonant.
10:50 am
HarryHood

wow thanks haz
10:50 am
caitlyn

You were not gone for long Haz
10:50 am
CiociaJudy

great clue Haz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10:50 am
HarryHood

39!
10:50 am
smilesoplenty

Ty, haz
10:50 am
Babs1

thanks, HAZ!
10:50 am
chickieo8

TY Caitlyn,Judy
10:50 am
CiociaJudy

finally over half way
10:50 am
car.eeyore

Ty1
10:51 am
Haz1558

No, husband didn't realise that both stockings were hanging up already.
10:51 am
caitlyn

LOL thats typical
10:51 am
Haz1558

Glad the ge8/9 clue worked.
10:51 am
wildcat17

no wonder he couldn'tfind them
10:51 am
wildcat17

they were where they were supposed to be
10:53 am
Atalante

does spangle have one too?
10:53 am
Haz1558

I know. But say nothing.
10:53 am
wildcat17

I know
10:53 am
Haz1558

No, Spangle doesn't have a stocking. Do you want to sit down, Ata?
10:54 am
Haz1558

She doesn't get any presents at Christmas time.
10:54 am
Atalante

*gasp*
10:54 am
Babs1

bottom a clue?
10:54 am
caitlyn

My dog has got 2 doggie stockings under the tree, from the grandchildren
10:55 am
Atalante

*horrified* next year I will send her a stocking hahaha :)
10:55 am
wildcat17

sounds like it's related to a gorilla
10:55 am
Haz1558

She has a minimalist Christmas.
10:56 am
Atalante

I hope she at least gets an extra spoonful of gruel?
10:56 am
Babs1

# letters, wildcat?
10:56 am
car.eeyore

I cannot get the em 4?
10:56 am
Haz1558

She enjoys the leftovers of Christmas day.
10:56 am
wildcat17

ap5
10:56 am
Haz1558

em plus the initials of 'Old Blue Eyes'
10:57 am
Atalante

awwww!
10:57 am
Haz1558

We're generous like that.
10:57 am
car.eeyore

TY!
10:57 am
Haz1558

You're welcome car.
10:59 am
Haz1558

ap5 - the sleep condition
10:59 am
wildcat17

that's from the other a
10:59 am
Babs1

thanks haz...how about the bottom row a? is that the gorilla one?
10:59 am
Haz1558

Sorry, I'm giving clues at cross purposes here.
10:59 am
Haz1558

Cue the gorilla versus bee debate again....
11:00 am
wildcat17

yes babs
11:00 am
rururocks

I go for gorilla more people get it that way
11:00 am
Haz1558

ap5/12 - a plus most of a keyboard instrument
11:01 am
rururocks

sounds more natural anyway..
11:01 am
torgone

Like the Roman road .. The Ap*** Way ..
11:01 am
rururocks

I have 90 to go and now am completely lost
11:01 am
Haz1558

And the Romans are making a late bid for entry into the ap5 clue stakes...
11:02 am
beachboggle

umm question...newbie here... where do I find the total # words in puzzle??
11:02 am
car.eeyore

ea 5/10?
11:02 am
Atalante

though it's double P really
11:02 am
wildcat17

right under the puzzle - 272 today
11:03 am
beachboggle

thx!
11:03 am
caitlyn

Welcome beach
11:03 am
wildcat17

consumed car
11:03 am
Babs1

thanks, haz!
11:03 am
Haz1558

ea5/10 - I've ea5/10, don't give me any more food.
11:03 am
beachboggle

ty for the welcome
11:03 am
car.eeyore

I have been consumed by this puzzle! TY wildcat
11:04 am
wildcat17

yw
11:05 am
anike

ta 6/21 - can anyone help?
11:05 am
Haz1558

ta6/21 - ta plus an anagram of what you feel when you hurt yourself.
11:06 am
rururocks

sounds asian anike
11:06 am
anike

tanpia
11:06 am
Haz1558

Right letters, wrong order.
11:06 am
inge

Finished this morning at 9:30. Came back to lurk and to wish all of you FRohe Weihnachen und ein gl├╝ckliches Neues Jahr
11:06 am
jmcnrick

hi all sneaking in at work again today
11:07 am
Haz1558

Danke schon, inge!
11:07 am
caitlyn

Well I must get the turkey out and do some veggies for tomorrow.I would like to wish A Very Merry Christmas to you all.Bye
11:07 am
Haz1558

Merry Christmas, caitlyn!
11:08 am
anike

Why didn't I see that b4? TY haz. Fireworks. 2.07 am on Xmas morning so had better go to bed
11:08 am
Haz1558

Congratulations anike! Go to bed!!
11:08 am
anike

Merry Xmas everyone
11:08 am
jmcnrick

wtg anike
11:08 am
anike

G'nite
11:08 am
Haz1558

I'd better have a look in the kitchen as well. Back later, hopefully.
11:11 am
car.eeyore

gn 6?
11:11 am
car.eeyore

gneed
11:11 am
car.eeyore

dang...sorry!
11:12 am
smilesoplenty

gn6, it's a kind of rock. double cons at the end.
11:12 am
Atalante

it's a gn6 word ;)
11:13 am
rururocks

gneed a cue?
11:13 am
rururocks

an 5/14 ? anyone?
11:14 am
jmcnrick

I do I will take anything at this point ruru
11:14 am
pabtrek

don't get mad, ruru
11:14 am
smilesoplenty

gn+h**ght+double cons
11:14 am
HarryHood

yeah there's no point in blowing your top ruru
11:14 am
jmcnrick

ty pab
11:15 am
pabtrek

yw
11:15 am
Babs1

how about the i words from first column?
11:15 am
rururocks

fish me
11:15 am
bichon

I didn't understand the ta clue ta + anagram of hurt
11:15 am
car.eeyore

Ty smiles!
11:15 am
torgone

ta6 sounds Chinese ..
11:16 am
rururocks

ta + not you + cooking utensil
11:16 am
smilesoplenty

hm, any other clue for ta6?
11:16 am
bichon

got it, thanks all
11:16 am
jmcnrick

<:))))< not as pretty as yours ruru
11:16 am
smilesoplenty

ty, ruru
11:17 am
HarryHood

en7,32?
11:17 am
rururocks

is the ap 7 a fishy word too?
11:18 am
rururocks

nm
11:18 am
pabtrek

not friends, Harry
11:19 am
HarryHood

thanks pab!
11:19 am
rururocks

oh jeez survived the a's
11:19 am
smilesoplenty

ap7, actually a rock
11:19 am
pabtrek

yw
11:19 am
rururocks

really?
11:19 am
smilesoplenty

yep
11:19 am
smilesoplenty

wikipedia
11:20 am
Babs1

need 14 a's here!
11:20 am
jan

But it sounds like hunger
11:20 am
smilesoplenty

yep
11:21 am
stidmama

hello all, can't play now... it's snowing and we MUST get in to town today. *sigh* I am tired of the cold,white,inconvenient,not-so-fluffy stuff. And it's supposed to change to rain later which will make the roads worse. *sigh*
11:21 am
stidmama

seen
11:22 am
stidmama

oops...
11:22 am
stidmama

heading to PB before driving off...
11:22 am
Babs1

don't waste any time in PB, stiddy! it's ok! we love you
11:22 am
Shirlockc

hey stidmama, where are you in Canada?
11:23 am
smilesoplenty

stid, rain here now on top of icy snowy mess.
11:23 am
stidmama

I am not at the moment, anticipating my trip this coming weekend.
11:23 am
torgone

Minor infraction .. No penalty time ..
11:23 am
stidmama

thanks tor -- did Mary's "pro" status thingy work?
11:24 am
Shirlockc

ah, i made it to TO after my flight was cancelled by flying from JFK to bubbalo and then driving
11:24 am
HarryHood

me6/7 /
11:24 am
torgone

Yep ..
11:24 am
Shirlockc

not looking forward to driving back to buffalo this weekend
11:24 am
HarryHood

bubbalo!
11:24 am
HarryHood

is that from ricky ricardo?
11:25 am
Shirlockc

haha hh
11:25 am
stidmama

Tom thinks I am overly cautious because I want him to call the bank BEFORE we leave to confirm the notary will make it in today -- if not, we have to find a bank that does... missing the document that gives me permission to take the kids across the border!
11:25 am
bichon

a hint for the ap 7/8 please
11:25 am
torgone

Hmmm .. ghee is ok but not paneer or tagine ..
11:25 am
stidmama

glad you made it there safely Shirlock -- was the drive very difficult? assuming it was long...
11:25 am
HarryHood

ap7 is a mineral but sounds like a hungry tummy
11:25 am
rururocks

d's are done
11:25 am
Atalante

or panini
11:25 am
Shirlockc

was 2.5 hours
11:26 am
stidmama

yes, that's long enough -- in winter conditions!
11:26 am
Shirlockc

not a bad drive since roads were empty but that was last saturday
11:26 am
stidmama

thanks forthe AP 7
11:26 am
Shirlockc

had picked up 2 stragglers who was on the same cancelled flight trying to get to TO
11:27 am
HarryHood

any1 have the me6 and 7?
11:27 am
stidmama

that was very kind of you. (((hugs)))
11:27 am
rururocks

e's eliminated
11:27 am
Babs1

nice of you, shirlockc!
11:27 am
stidmama

you go, ruru!
11:27 am
stidmama

sorry harry... but I have a GE 7/8?
11:28 am
HarryHood

got that :)
11:28 am
stidmama

oh well...
11:28 am
bichon

ty for the ap 7/8
11:28 am
HarryHood

yw
11:28 am
Babs1

ge 7? have an 8
11:29 am
rururocks

f's fried
11:29 am
stidmama

babs, you "eat" (di 4/5) at the "little" eating place -- they were popular in the 50s I think
11:29 am
stidmama

has a french feminine diminutive at the end
11:29 am
torgone

Not getting the ap7 ..
11:29 am
hurshy

it sounds like when you have a hearty ap______ you eat a lot
11:29 am
rururocks

sounds like getiting hungry with a different vowell tor
11:30 am
stidmama

tor: I am hungry I have an appe**** remove the second consonant and change the second vowel
11:30 am
jmcnrick

ty stid
11:30 am
torgone

Thanks for the dumbed-down clues ..
11:31 am
stidmama

yw tor... any time I can help!
11:31 am
stidmama

and jmc -- how's you today?
11:32 am
smilesoplenty

it really is a kind of rock
11:32 am
smilesoplenty

what's with all the geology words in this grid?
11:32 am
Atalante

it#s a type of limestone
11:32 am
car.eeyore

ge 7 or 8?
11:32 am
jmcnrick

pretty good -- no one calls on xmas eve so I am sitting in a relatively cold office killing time
11:32 am
stidmama

CAR!!!!! you're PRO!!!!! yippee!!!! *throws a big party*
11:33 am
smilesoplenty

like how a seed grows without one cons; and pl
11:33 am
stidmama

that's not bad... and a nice big grid to help you today too!
11:33 am
HarryHood

ge7/8 think of a diminutive ge5,14
11:33 am
car.eeyore

Well...not sure if PRO is accurate, but hey, it's a start!
11:33 am
aknitter

hey carole welcome to pro
11:34 am
car.eeyore

Thank you aknitter!
11:34 am
stidmama

knitter! I am getting close to finishing the scarf...
11:34 am
aknitter

now we just need the eldest member
11:34 am
aknitter

comeon stid stop babbling and start knitting can't youdo both?
11:35 am
stidmama

eldest member of what knitter? are you family? I thought trifioso was car's sister? and how does kadresa fit in? *clueless look*
11:35 am
stidmama

LOL knitter, when my prehensile toes unclench from driving in the snow, I can!
11:36 am
HarryHood

24
11:36 am
car.eeyore

Kadresa is the elder; triofios second; then car.eeyore - Aknitter is our cousin who we all grew up with!
11:36 am
aknitter

they are sisters and my cousins
11:36 am
jmcnrick

spoke too soon the phone is ringing brb
11:36 am
stidmama

YIPPEEE!!!!! Tom found the permission note! I DON'T have to go to town!!!! *very relieved look*
11:36 am
aknitter

prehensile toes i like that idea
11:37 am
car.eeyore

tri - you there? Did you get the van back OK?
11:37 am
stidmama

that is SO COOL -- to have that many family together! scrabbler is my (husband's) cousin, stidgmere is my mother... and tom occasionally plays as stidhat. The boys aren't that interested
11:37 am
aknitter

peeking under the grid tiles for trif
11:37 am
car.eeyore

That's OK, we are not that interested in boys! Tee hee!
11:38 am
aknitter

addiction seems to run in families stid
11:38 am
car.eeyore

Well, they do say it is genetic...
11:38 am
stidmama

ooof! I am NOT addicated! *stubborn mama look*
11:39 am
rururocks

could someone clue that ge 8 & 9 combo another way?
11:39 am
aknitter

the first step is admitting that you have a problem
11:39 am
stidmama

stidkid who just woke up says it's already melting... the air is so warm the snow can't stick.
11:39 am
stidmama

I do NOT have a problem! I am hungry though...
11:39 am
car.eeyore

diminutive ge 5/14? I'm not getting it.
11:40 am
car.eeyore

OH! I have MANY problems
11:40 am
torgone

Turn something into a precious stone?
11:40 am
aknitter

not me not a single flaw!!
11:40 am
stidmama

gemify isn't in the grid tor...
11:40 am
car.eeyore

Your on the "good" side of the family!
11:41 am
torgone

I know but that's what ge8 sounds like ..
11:41 am
car.eeyore

Sorry about the spelling errors!
11:41 am
aknitter

i got it! the ge words think like sprouting a seed - the r
11:41 am
stidmama

aha! thanks knitter!
11:41 am
stidmama

VERY nice words!
11:41 am
car.eeyore

Yes, but what about the ge 7?
11:42 am
aknitter

i got it from tTO's clue must be my twisted mind
11:42 am
car.eeyore

NM! Figured it out!
11:42 am
HarryHood

gogogo car
11:43 am
stidmama

go car go! (sounds suessian, don't it?)
11:43 am
car.eeyore

Harry Hood? Are you in New England?
11:43 am
aknitter

ready for santa everyone?
11:43 am
Reese\'s

lol i still didnt get it, hello by the way :P
11:43 am
car.eeyore

I do believe I am suessian!
11:43 am
HarryHood

yah but I'm lactose intolerant :)
11:43 am
car.eeyore

Hi Reese!
11:43 am
stidmama

hello reese's
11:43 am
Reese\'s

hello :D
11:44 am
car.eeyore

Harry, sorry to hear that!
11:44 am
Reese\'s

hi stid, you most likely don't remember me but i used to play ALL the time
11:45 am
stidmama

I do remember you reese -- I was gone a lot the last 6 months too. But here for a couple more weeks before classes start up again.
11:45 am
Reese\'s

oh wow good memory =]
11:45 am
Atalante

hi reese!
11:45 am
aknitter

how could anyone forget reese's yum
11:45 am
Reese\'s

oh hey atalante!
11:46 am
Reese\'s

lol knitter
11:46 am
stidmama

well... since we don't have to drive out later... and since I am hungry... and since my tea is probably ready...
11:46 am
stidmama

I shall go knit for a while and back at my "break" time.
11:47 am
aknitter

knit kniot knit knit
11:47 am
stidmama

(((hugs all))) stay warm and safe! *poof*
11:47 am
rururocks

me 6/21?
11:48 am
aknitter

not there yet sorry
11:51 am
HarryHood

missing the me6 and 7
11:52 am
inge

me + opp of out +two vowels
11:52 am
inge

me 7 is a plural
11:53 am
HarryHood

thanks inge!
11:53 am
inge

yw
11:54 am
Reese\'s

ty inge i got it too :P
11:54 am
HarryHood

re5,14 after saskatchewan cap?
11:55 am
aknitter

saskatchewan cap? i can't even spell saskatchewan lol
11:55 am
Reese\'s

im with you knitter
11:55 am
car.eeyore

but you just did!
11:56 am
aknitter

i copied it
11:56 am
Atalante

loooool
11:56 am
Reese\'s

yeah but he was looking at harry's post lol
11:56 am
inge

what is that cap though? there are three re 5/14. Do you want the first,kl the sedon or the tird
11:57 am
torgone

You can keep the tird ..
11:57 am
HarryHood

the first :)
11:57 am
Reese\'s

haha
11:58 am
CiociaJudy

cakes done, ice chopped. now Babble before getting ready for church
11:58 am
Reese\'s

hi torg
11:58 am
torgone

Heya Pieces ..
11:58 am
inge

re + Dr *od is our master + **ture
11:58 am
Reese\'s

yeah i just gone with cookies and rice krispy treats before i got on
11:58 am
aknitter

oven checked
11:59 am
HarryHood

tnks ing!
11:59 am
aknitter

ocen check i mean brb
11:59 am
HarryHood

lucky 13 to go
11:59 am
CiociaJudy

sounds like we're all baking today
11:59 am
CiociaJudy

113 for me. :(
11:59 am
Reese\'s

well i should be baking i want to be a pastry chef when i grow up
12:00 pm
Reese\'s

or just a regular chef :P
12:00 pm
inge

I am not. OUr car is stuck on the driveway, a hill
12:00 pm
car.eeyore

Reese's, don't grow up. It is so over-rated!
12:00 pm
CiociaJudy

great job Reese's I hope you do become a pastry chef
12:00 pm
Reese\'s

lol inge
12:00 pm
inge

And I ran out of ingredients. But I do have Grman Stollen and almond crescent cookies from earlier
12:01 pm
Reese\'s

i mean eeyore
12:01 pm
CiociaJudy

yum Inge
12:01 pm
Reese\'s

almond crescent cookies? sounds good
12:02 pm
car.eeyore

Yummers!
12:04 pm
inge

car.ee , are those wooden figures in your icon?
12:05 pm
car.eeyore

The puppet "cast" from "The Year Without a Santa Claus"...However, I refer to it as my family photo!
12:06 pm
HarryHood

ni5,10 last ni?
12:09 pm
lynxxx

ni & ***ze The Day
12:09 pm
lynxxx

Good morning all. Merry Christmas !!
12:10 pm
HarryHood

ty lynx :)
12:10 pm
rururocks

in clues?
12:11 pm
HarryHood

pa6,27/
12:12 pm
skooj

hi all. a clue for the mi7/40, please?
12:13 pm
skooj

and happy holidays, all
12:13 pm
jmcnrick

merry Christmas Lynxx
12:13 pm
HarryHood

even more like the bald guy from charlie chan
12:13 pm
car.eeyore

I can't get the na 5...brain cramp!
12:13 pm
lynxxx

in6.24 & 7. in & a fences 'door'
12:14 pm
rururocks

thank you lynxx
12:14 pm
bethn

na5 pl mans name
12:15 pm
skooj

thx, harry!
12:15 pm
bethn

Merry Christmas & Happy holidays to all
12:15 pm
rururocks

skooj I got that ae right after you left
12:15 pm
rururocks

do you still need it?
12:15 pm
HarryHood

yw
12:15 pm
car.eeyore

TY bethn!
12:15 pm
skooj

that figures! Hah! No, I finally monkeyed it,. thanks ruru.
12:15 pm
bethn

:)
12:16 pm
Jellen

Merry Christmas Eve, everybody!!!
12:16 pm
skooj

you, too jellen!
12:16 pm
rururocks

same to you jellen and tim too
12:16 pm
car.eeyore

OK, time to bake cookies for Santa! Be back later!
12:16 pm
lynxxx

Merry Xmas Day Jellen & Tim!
12:17 pm
Aloyisius

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays Babblers! Am here for a bit as we are entertaining
12:17 pm
skooj

en7/32? please
12:17 pm
bethn

no friends
12:17 pm
Jellen

And to you, Aloy!!
12:17 pm
Atalante

happy christman lynx!!
12:17 pm
pugmama763

en7-- foes
12:17 pm
jmcnrick

Merry Christmas Aloy
12:17 pm
rururocks

not friends skooj
12:18 pm
skooj

Ohhh...geez...i am the fish queen today.
12:18 pm
Aloyisius

h'mm, my greeting was lost in cyberspace.. trying again... hi Babblers, Happy Holidays!
12:18 pm
skooj

thanks pug and ruru and bethn
12:19 pm
bethn

hi aloy!
12:19 pm
rururocks

hi ya pugs
12:19 pm
Aloyisius

bubbalo? I love it! Hi Babblers
12:19 pm
rururocks

hi aloy happy holidays to you
12:19 pm
pugmama763

howdy &jolly holly
12:19 pm
lynxxx

Hi Ata - merry ChristMan to you too! (though I hadn't heard Jesus called that before)
12:20 pm
lynxxx

hi Aloy
12:20 pm
HarryHood

7 to go and I'm stuck
12:20 pm
Atalante

ooops LOL well you get the id4!
12:20 pm
jmcnrick

go Harry
12:20 pm
skooj

is the ge8/50 a fish, too?
12:20 pm
lynxxx

hi Pugmama
12:21 pm
inge

I changed my ilcon to a Christmas theme. You may need to refresh.
12:21 pm
Aloyisius

stopping by to find a few.. curiously, my entries in the lickety box are not posting.. hi back to all
12:21 pm
pugmama763

hi all
12:21 pm
bethn

no, skooj, it a weird one
12:21 pm
pugmama763

not anti-social
12:21 pm
HarryHood

no skooj it's a furry carnivore
12:21 pm
pugmama763

just sleep deprived
12:21 pm
Jellen

Yummy, Inge!
12:21 pm
inge

ge 8 is what seeds do without the second consonant\
12:21 pm
HarryHood

pa6,27 any1?
12:21 pm
jmcnrick

very nice inge
12:22 pm
skooj

okay, thinking...
12:22 pm
Aloyisius

woohoo, ty inge!
12:22 pm
pugmama763

pa7- pa4 + ladies & ***tlemen
12:22 pm
lynxxx

pa6.27 pa4.7 and you **ter through that door
12:23 pm
skooj

brilliant, inge...thx.
12:23 pm
HarryHood

thanks pug and lynx
12:24 pm
HarryHood

hwo about the te8/8/9 after exam taker?
12:25 pm
inge

te 8 : like the shot against lock jaw, change the u to ie
12:25 pm
pugmama763

no gots harry
12:26 pm
HarryHood

thnks ing
12:26 pm
inge

the next te 8 is a verb based on that and then past tense for the 9
12:27 pm
pugmama763

ty vm inge
12:27 pm
lynxxx

TY Inge
12:27 pm
HarryHood

wow ty inge
12:28 pm
Jellen

Thanks, inge
12:28 pm
inge

I am always amazed that anyone gts my clues
12:28 pm
HarryHood

is the ti8 based on the ti5 b4?
12:28 pm
Atalante

I'm still thinking if that makes you feel better!
12:29 pm
littlebit

i don't have to go in to work today, got all my christmas shopping done, now i get to babble and watch "the ghost and mr. chicken"! life don't get no better than that! :)
12:29 pm
inge

yes, Harry, think of the lock **** monster
12:29 pm
torgone

Lucky ..
12:29 pm
HarryHood

thanks inge
12:29 pm
HarryHood

always forget that monster
12:29 pm
lynxxx

Hi Little
12:29 pm
HarryHood

last 2
12:30 pm
littlebit

hi lynxxx
12:31 pm
Jellen

Go Harry!!
12:31 pm
lynxxx

oh yay, half way, what a grid!
12:31 pm
Jellen

Hi, littlebit
12:31 pm
littlebit

hi jellen
12:31 pm
inge

she waiteth for the next request.............
12:32 pm
Atalante

another clue for the te8 pls!
12:32 pm
HarryHood

ok inge. se6,24 and se 5,14 at the end
12:32 pm
HarryHood

te8 adolescent
12:32 pm
Aloyisius

Why must i be a te8 in love?
12:32 pm
HarryHood

oh the nasty ones
12:33 pm
Atalante

the one based on exam
12:33 pm
inge

te 8 : Chinese newyear + flavoring used for iiquish (?)
12:33 pm
HarryHood

licorice?
12:33 pm
lynxxx

se5.14 s & an anagram of the Babbler who is waiting @ 12.31
12:33 pm
Atalante

but how is that based on the exam word?
12:34 pm
HarryHood

it's not ata
12:34 pm
Aloyisius

phanton: tangerine
12:34 pm
Jellen

It's not, Ata
12:34 pm
Atalante

oh ok. lol. ty
12:34 pm
HarryHood

lynx that does nothing for me :)
12:34 pm
inge

se 6/24 is a gerund, or se 6: se 4 + abbreviation for Goergia
12:35 pm
HarryHood

thnks inge
12:35 pm
rururocks

se 7/36?
12:35 pm
inge

very fitting lynxx
12:36 pm
HarryHood

got it lynx!!!
12:36 pm
torgone

tangeriniest would work if it were a word ..
12:36 pm
HarryHood

ty!!!
12:36 pm
inge

se 7: the males who spread the se**
12:36 pm
HarryHood

DONE ugh that was tough
12:37 pm
lynxxx

Hooray for Harry!! or Hooray Harry even
12:37 pm
rururocks

thanks inge
12:37 pm
inge

bravo Harryhood. Where do you live?
12:37 pm
Jellen

Yay, Harry!!!!
12:37 pm
Aloyisius

congrats, HarryHood!!!
12:37 pm
HarryHood

CT
12:37 pm
pugmama763

yahoo harry!
12:37 pm
torgone

1st ag6?
12:38 pm
HarryHood

one who discriminates agains the old
12:38 pm
inge

I lived off and on in Danbury and Brookfield, CT
12:38 pm
HarryHood

I'm in new haven
12:38 pm
DR1965

why is gemini not a word
12:38 pm
littlebit

congrats harry!
12:38 pm
HarryHood

ty ty
12:38 pm
torgone

Thx HH ..
12:38 pm
torgone

And congrats ..
12:38 pm
bethn

woo hoo harry!
12:38 pm
HarryHood

luncho!
12:38 pm
HarryHood

thanks for all the hints :)
12:39 pm
inge

ag 6: ag + third word on top of your wo4ds
12:39 pm
Jellen

I just got a telemarketer on Christmas Eve!
12:39 pm
inge

ag 6: ag + Commun***
12:40 pm
inge

bye, Harry!
12:41 pm
inge

Got to straighten out some areas. BBL
12:42 pm
rururocks

se 6/24 ?
12:42 pm
lynxxx

I'm with Inge - BBL
12:42 pm
BabbleRabble

vision
12:42 pm
bichon

Harry, you're in New Haven. I'm in Middletown
12:42 pm
bethn

what your eyes are doing ruru
12:43 pm
rururocks

the last se 6/24 I have the vision one
12:43 pm
Jellen

a
12:43 pm
rururocks

below the government body
12:43 pm
BabbleRabble

se 6 -- add vitiate the effect of : ****te
12:44 pm
BabbleRabble

* Did you hear about the fish that went deaf?
* He had to buy a herring-aid.
12:44 pm
Jellen

Lol, BR
12:44 pm
Aloyisius

LoL, BR ! Happy Holidays to you
12:44 pm
torgone

Oh cod ..
12:45 pm
Judi

I smelt that one coming a mile away.
12:46 pm
Jellen

I must go...Joyous Monkeying and Happy Babbling!
12:46 pm
torgone

Don't be so koi Judi ..
12:46 pm
Aloyisius

bye, Jellen.. enjoy!
12:46 pm
Judi

*snort* *guffaw*
12:46 pm
BabbleRabble

be well, Jellen
12:46 pm
Aloyisius

good one, torgone!
12:48 pm
Judi

Fish puns. We've sunk so low.
12:48 pm
Judi

But then again, Carp Diem, right?
12:49 pm
rururocks

what the heck just fo it for the halibut
12:49 pm
rururocks

ta 7 anyone?
12:50 pm
pugmama763

I once went fishing just for the halibut , but I got just got Scrod
12:50 pm
BabbleRabble

ta 7 === comparative of the astronauts fruit drink
12:51 pm
rururocks

got it thanks again babbl;e
12:51 pm
BabbleRabble

fishing is an opportunity for me to get schooled
12:52 pm
periwinkle

hello all,
12:52 pm
Judi

What's the senior citizen fish's favorite TV show?
12:52 pm
periwinkle

when downloading any program do I click on save or run
12:52 pm
torgone

You're giving me a haddock ..
12:52 pm
Judi

Lawrence Whelk.
12:52 pm
BabbleRabble

good one, tor
12:52 pm
rururocks

*groan*
12:53 pm
rururocks

you were groupering for that one
12:53 pm
periwinkle

am I invisible again
12:53 pm
Judi

As Rhett Bi-Valve said to Scallop O'Hara, "Frankly Scallop, I don't give a clam."
12:53 pm
BabbleRabble

Lawrence says, a von anna two anna letsa all getta down and getta funky
12:53 pm
torgone

Save peri ..
12:53 pm
Atalante

depends if you want to save or run it!
12:53 pm
periwinkle

the AVG anti-virus program
12:54 pm
periwinkle

at first I clicked on run, then I thought no, I want to save it so clicked on save the 2nd time
12:54 pm
torgone

Save the .exe to your computer then run it ..
12:54 pm
periwinkle

so I have to do it twice
12:54 pm
pugmama763

this chog is sounding like Sponge Bob on LSD
12:55 pm
Aloyisius

i am di6 of laughter
12:55 pm
periwinkle

I belived it is saved. so do I have to go back and clidk on run and download again? I am confused
12:55 pm
torgone

You run the program you just saved ..
12:55 pm
periwinkle

ok
12:56 pm
torgone

Don't go back to the website ..double click the .exe you saved ..
12:56 pm
periwinkle

ok
12:56 pm
periwinkle

want to find some more words first
12:56 pm
rururocks

ge 8/55 please
12:58 pm
BabbleRabble

ge 8 === if it were a bacterium rather than a setting stone, the word would mean sprout
12:58 pm
pugmama763

double last cons of previous ge5/14 ruru then plural
12:58 pm
Judi

Ruru: Sort of like sprouting seeds, only no R in the middle.
12:58 pm
torgone

ge8 is what a se4 does in the ground minus a letter ..
12:58 pm
pugmama763

oh sorry wrong ge8
12:58 pm
Judi

Oh, fart. Off to the PB for me.
12:58 pm
rururocks

now I get the se4 clue thank you
12:59 pm
pugmama763

I'm a space cadet today
12:59 pm
torgone

I'm high on Christmas candy ..
12:59 pm
Judi

Ge8/50: mini DNA particles?
12:59 pm
bethn

your just escited about santa pug
1:00 pm
rururocks

last one ta6/18? please
1:00 pm
pugmama763

not really,I'm sort of a humbug
1:00 pm
Reese\'s

last one? dang i have 171 to go lol
1:00 pm
bethn

excited **
1:00 pm
BabbleRabble

one who lies in the sun
1:00 pm
Judi

Don't have ta6/18, yet ruru.
1:00 pm
Reese\'s

i never fiinsh them so no surprise there
1:00 pm
Judi

*waves* Fellow humbug over here!
1:01 pm
rururocks

got it thank you...
1:02 pm
pugmama763

must motivate self to finish chores.UGH! back later for last 25.Happy Babbling all!
1:04 pm
periwinkle

help with 9's please. have es,fi, ge and ne
1:04 pm
Reese\'s

lol thats why i was gone for while, but they're done now :P
1:04 pm
Reese\'s

hi wink =]
1:05 pm
Reese\'s

remember me/
1:05 pm
Reese\'s


?*
1:06 pm
Aloyisius

gotta go, bbl..
1:07 pm
torgone

re9 ..
1:08 pm
periwinkle

may I have a clue please, tor
1:08 pm
Trifioso

hey all. how are we doing???
1:09 pm
torgone

clue=ne9 ..
1:09 pm
periwinkle

hi Trif
1:09 pm
torgone

Heya Trif ..
1:09 pm
periwinkle

thanks tor
1:09 pm
BabbleRabble

te 8 === viet cong offensive; and first of oakleys: **n***
te 8 --- viet cong offensive; and an herb extract used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies
te 9 == past tense
1:10 pm
periwinkle

thanks so much, BR, I didn't have any of them. have all the 9's now and 12 of the 8's
1:11 pm
periwinkle

clue for A on bottom row please
1:13 pm
torgone

Relating to bees ..
1:13 pm
BabbleRabble

ap 5 == add society's child janis
1:13 pm
periwinkle

ty, tor
1:13 pm
periwinkle

help with i in left column please
1:14 pm
BabbleRabble

in 6 -- what needs to be closed to keep the kine in; pl
1:14 pm
periwinkle

have 110 left and not seeing any more words
1:15 pm
periwinkle

ty, BR, got it and I remember that person
1:15 pm
periwinkle

thanks BR got both i words
1:18 pm
Trifioso

peri, i am just not keeping it together today. any advice?
1:18 pm
periwinkle

what is the matter, Trif
1:19 pm
periwinkle

is it the first Christmas with out your husband, is that it?
1:19 pm
Trifioso

first christams without my husband. He is gonna be there in church tonight, and I iwll see him tomrrow, and I am just not holding it together
1:20 pm
periwinkle

not sure what to say
1:20 pm
Trifioso

okay.
1:20 pm
periwinkle

((((((((((Trif))))))))) does that help?
1:20 pm
periwinkle

it has to be a very difficult time for you, I would be surprised if it wasn
1:21 pm
periwinkle

*wasn't*
1:22 pm
periwinkle

just hang it there the best you can, that is all that you can do
1:22 pm
periwinkle

lean on friends and family that is what they are there for
1:22 pm
periwinkle

and we are here for you too
1:22 pm
periwinkle

I am talking to myself :-)
1:23 pm
periwinkle

Trif?
1:23 pm
Mary

Hi all, just signed on and there's just too many words to get started today especially after yesterday. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.
1:23 pm
lynxxx

I hope not Peri - wise, wise words
1:24 pm
BabbleRabble

thank you, Mary ... you too
1:24 pm
periwinkle

hi lynx and thanks
1:24 pm
lynxxx

Hi Mary, merry Xmas to you and yours. Tough grid so probably wise not to start
1:24 pm
periwinkle

it is a tough grid
1:25 pm
lynxxx

hi babRab - peaceful christmas wishes for you too!
1:25 pm
periwinkle

need to check on the anti virus program I installed, bbs
1:25 pm
Mary

thanks guys, and to all a good night!
1:26 pm
BabbleRabble

thank you, lynxxx may we all find a way to celebrate that brings peace and joy
1:27 pm
BabbleRabble

gn 4 -- small, biting critter
1:27 pm
Trifioso

peri, I am here. just had to go hide from the kids for a second. I am trying not to make them sad too.
1:28 pm
littlebit

(((((group hug for trif)))))
1:28 pm
Trifioso

sorry to be a bummer.
1:28 pm
lynxxx

(((hugs))) Trif
1:29 pm
littlebit

no need to apologize, you're not being a bummer
1:29 pm
Trifioso

i did so hpe i would be okay today. tomorrow maybe I will be better...
1:29 pm
Trifioso

maybe if i get it all out now
1:29 pm
BabbleRabble

gn 6 -- add, Edelw****, Edelw****
Every morning you greet me
Small and white, clean and bright
You look happy to meet me

Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow
Bloom and grow forever
1:31 pm
inge

now I am humming Edelw****............
1:32 pm
BabbleRabble

Grieving is a process, an especially difficult one when what happened is beyond your control ... at some point there will be acceptance ... till then there will be pain ... understanding that pain is normal may not help. but perhaps the insight will give hope ... you will be in church pray for strength
1:33 pm
lynxxx

Not at all Trif, I feel for you too . You will get past this day and find happiness in the future I am sure. I am glad you have your kids around you, they can keep your thoughts diverted to happier things
1:34 pm
lynxxx

TY for the gn**** BR
1:37 pm
MonkeyGames

Hi very briefly. All set for morning; Santa presents under the tree, ours too. This year's wrapping challenge was... the guitar. Yes, the guitar.
1:38 pm
lynxxx

hi Monkey, merry christmeas from down here
1:39 pm
Trifioso

hello monkey! what a wonderful time you are going to have tomorrow with your little monkey. he is the PERFECT age
1:39 pm
Trifioso

I still have a really complicated dollhouse to assemble
1:39 pm
Trifioso

lynxx! merry actual christmas!
1:41 pm
MonkeyGames

Thanks! Yes, he's getting excited about the Kerstman going to deliver gifts because he "IS a good boy". The guitar will blow his mind. We are not religious but do value family holidays and midwinter cheer, so we have a day of long walks with the dog and standing on frozen puddles and doing nothing much except play new games planned, culminating in venison stew.
1:42 pm
lynxxx

TY Trif.
1:42 pm
MonkeyGames

Good luck with the dollhouse, Trif, and do try to keep your spirits up! Don't let the schmuck's schmukiness ruin YOUR holiday.
1:42 pm
Trifioso

we are heading off to church tonight, and we are doing the fancy, getting all dressed up, so that will be nice. then home, and trying to get the kids to go to bed at a decent hour. tomorrow it's presents here at home, and then we gather at my moms for the family meal
1:43 pm
MonkeyGames

That sounds really nice, Trif.
1:44 pm
Trifioso

my mom invited him to christmas dinner, and then told me off about it, telling me he is mentally ill and we need to have compassion and blah blah blah. Gee, thanks mom! but it will be nice for the children to have him there I guess. we are his only family in the US, so it's really us or nothing
1:46 pm
MonkeyGames

Oh dear. Sounds like my friend's mom after her husband left her, went back to Thailand, moved in with someone else, and came back and wanted everything to be like it was. You can get through it and it will then be a good memory of being tolerant and fair!
1:46 pm
MonkeyGames

Oops, must wtch teh Shrek Christmas special now... although with Walter's proclivities I will probably see it 10,000 times by next week! Trif, if you need any support I'll be near teh computer and would hear a noise if you e-mail. I'll be sending supportive thoughts.
1:47 pm
Trifioso

really, the hell with all of it. It's one day
1:47 pm
Trifioso

thanks monkey.
1:47 pm
Trifioso

shrek those halls!
1:47 pm
lynxxx

We'll get Ata to send you over of that famed British stiff upper lip Trif...going to be a tough day for you. Will be thinking of you
1:47 pm
Trifioso

thanks lynxx. i am hardly the only one in this position, and i know i need to suck it up.
1:48 pm
stidmama

hello again all!
1:49 pm
stidmama

bummer. missed monkey
1:49 pm
Trifioso

hello stid.
1:49 pm
Atalante

*sends*
1:49 pm
lynxxx

Hi Stid, warm Christmas greetings to you and all your family!
1:50 pm
Lindrickway

Merry christmas everyone!
1:50 pm
stidmama

hello lindy!
1:50 pm
stidmama

thanks lynxx and to you as well
1:50 pm
Lindrickway

hey stid, how's it going?
1:50 pm
BabbleRabble

me 6 --- add, causes to flame: *g**t*; pl
1:51 pm
lynxxx

hi Lindy !
1:51 pm
Trifioso

stid, your snowman is very menacing!
1:51 pm
stidmama

it's going lindy -- found both my passport and the notarized paper so I can take my kid across the border on friday (and home on Monday)
1:51 pm
Lindrickway

hey lynx
1:51 pm
Lindrickway

woohoo stid
1:51 pm
stidmama

well today is he really frowny... his nose fell off when the snow melted too much.
1:52 pm
Trifioso

oooh, michael jackson syndrome!
1:52 pm
stidmama

trifioso -- should I check the archives so I know what's going on (so I don't stick my foot in my mouth)?
1:52 pm
Lindrickway

LOL trif!
1:52 pm
lynxxx

!! though you were talking about the kid then Stid
1:52 pm
stidmama

LOL trifioso!
1:52 pm
stidmama

well, the kid IS frowny, because I have the home and garden channel on this morning... I like to have it on in the background when I knit.
1:53 pm
renfield

oh! i need a good nose surgeon - makes note to visit stid
1:53 pm
Trifioso

no, stid - reader's digest version - dropped my basket a few minutes ago re: spending first christmas w/out hubs, and had to bawl, but now I am okay
1:53 pm
BabbleRabble

mi 8 --- ingested in error
1:53 pm
Lindrickway

ty BR
1:53 pm
nrkii

hi all
1:53 pm
stidmama

((((trifioso)))) good for you. *sending big basket of craft activities for the kids*
1:53 pm
nrkii

Merry Christmas
1:53 pm
Dorens

hi all. I just monkeyed that mi8 - silly word.
1:53 pm
stidmama

hey nrk! how's the shoulder?
1:53 pm
Dorens

Hi nrk.... how are you? surgery done?
1:54 pm
Trifioso

gads, I am coming to yours stid - i am being held captive by family guy marathon. worst show ever
1:54 pm
Lindrickway

hi nrk
1:54 pm
renfield

hey nrk
1:54 pm
Lindrickway

hi dorens
1:54 pm
rosalie4

how many words?
1:54 pm
stidmama

thanks for the mi 8
1:54 pm
stidmama

272 words today
1:54 pm
Lindrickway

272
1:54 pm
nrkii

eh, it's been bad last couple of days -- either I did something stupid or it's from sleeping on strange bed (at parents for holidays0
1:54 pm
Dorens

emfs
1:54 pm
Lindrickway

hey rennie!
1:54 pm
stidmama

come alone tri -- we'll clear a spot for you on the sofa (currently covered in books and papers)
1:54 pm
renfield

hey ya lin
1:54 pm
Lindrickway

ty dorens!
1:54 pm
Trifioso

renfield! nice of you to fly in
1:54 pm
stidmama

I am voting strange bed... *puts choclit in PB for dorens*
1:55 pm
stidmama

hello ren! taking a couple days off?
1:55 pm
renfield

ay - i'm looking for that shoo fly pie the mistress promised
1:55 pm
stidmama

oops. meant to say "come ALONG" (though you may come alone if you like). LOL
1:55 pm
rosalie4

thanka
1:55 pm
Dorens

oh. wrong box... thanks for the chocolates stid. didn't even notice that!
1:55 pm
Trifioso

oh, gads, stid that reminds me - we went to check out the kittens we are adopting next week, and they were in the lady's play room, and it was literally kitten infested. OD'ed on cuteness factor
1:55 pm
stidmama

mmmm. shoo fly pie. Only know that mistress makes hers with real shoes and flies...
1:55 pm
renfield

yes i am stid...my brain is to strained to do more than this
1:56 pm
lynxxx

Hi Ren, nrkii & Dorens. Merry Christmas from Down Under!
1:56 pm
stidmama

I read about that last night tri! you are SOOO in for it! (I love cats, but am allergic to most)
1:56 pm
renfield

hey ya lynx
1:56 pm
Dorens

merry christmas lynxxx
1:57 pm
Trifioso

i don't think dorens should have to go, since the word doesn't even have a defniition.
1:57 pm
Trifioso

I am allergic to cats too, stid, but I am more allergic to mice, so the cats are welcome, they just can't sleep on my bed
1:57 pm
nrkii

sorry, I'm back... I made my first ever kugel today for our Christmas Eve party (kugel? Christmas? yep) and the timer went off
1:57 pm
stidmama

electro magnetic frequencies, tri
1:57 pm
stidmama

mmmm. kugel *drool*
1:57 pm
Trifioso

aren't those the "special" exercises the ob/gyn makes you do?
1:58 pm
lynxxx

BBL off to sort out turkey stuffing and what I can substitute for missing ingredients.
1:58 pm
Dorens

oh but I do, trif... it was in the grid, and that's that
1:58 pm
nrkii

ha! close...
1:58 pm
Dorens

sweet kugel or savory nrk?
1:58 pm
renfield

electric light orchestra?
1:58 pm
nrkii

but more noodly and creamy
1:58 pm
Lindrickway

later lynx
1:58 pm
stidmama

rofl... yes, allergic to mice too! they make me scream!
1:58 pm
nrkii

sweet... too sweet, I put an extra 1/4 cup of sugar in by accident
1:58 pm
Trifioso

gross nrkii! the IDEA!!!
1:58 pm
stidmama

bye lynxxx
1:59 pm
renfield

i want some lemon kugel like my daddy use to make
1:59 pm
nrkii

well hopefully you're laughing now Trif
1:59 pm
Trifioso

but really, really funny
1:59 pm
Atalante

kugel? kugelhorn? flugelhorn?
1:59 pm
Dorens

good kugel is a nice treat once in a while. I made one last year for the first time in ages... My book club was reading a book about Hungarian Jewish brothers, holocaust time. My kugel recipe calls for sour cherries, so it seemed hungarianish
1:59 pm
stidmama

not possible to make too sweet a kugel... *adding a Tablespoon of sugar to tea*
1:59 pm
Lindrickway

gonna get some stuff done, cya later & merry christmas all!
1:59 pm
Trifioso

yes, that did it thanks. Though primo just asked me what I was laughing at. Not sure even a 15 y.o. with a girlfriend is ready for creamy, noodly, kegels
1:59 pm
stidmama

later lindy
2:00 pm
Dorens

merry christmas lindy
2:00 pm
Atalante

what's a kugel?
2:00 pm
jmcnrick

hi all I am back from actually working (imagine that!)
2:00 pm
Trifioso

yay! jmc nrick
2:00 pm
nrkii

ooh, sour cherries in kugel sounds good... I have a favorite dessert recipe that is cherry clafouti... first time I made it I left out the milk... and it's a custard... oops
2:00 pm
stidmama

hello again jmc! *offers candy canes to make up for work*
2:00 pm
nrkii

bye lindy... hi jmc
2:01 pm
Dorens

noodle pudding ata.... usually buttery, cream cheese/sourcream mixed in.. sometimes jam, fruit, raisins, breakfast cereal
2:01 pm
Trifioso

wow, primo
2:01 pm
stidmama

I love clafouti -- cherry is great, but tried making apple once too. It was nice.
2:01 pm
nrkii

I seem to always rush through recipes the first time around
2:01 pm
Atalante

oooooo1
2:01 pm
jmcnrick

bye lind
2:01 pm
jmcnrick

bye lind
2:01 pm
jmcnrick

bye lind

2:01 pm
BabbleRabble

ne 4 --- a lack of something wanted;
ne 7 --- a greater lack;
ne 9 --- the status of wanting that which is lacking:
ne 7 --- the condition
ne 5 == pl
2:01 pm
Atalante

clafoutis is yum
2:01 pm
periwinkle

hello folks
2:01 pm
nrkii

Ata, sort of like a noodle cheesecake
2:01 pm
stidmama

go BR go! (great clues, as usual)
2:01 pm
stidmama

hey peri
2:01 pm
MonkeyGames

OK, back for ten minutes, then further mindless entertainment...
2:01 pm
Trifioso

wow, primo's GF mom is a doula (midwife assistant) and she just got THE call. bummer! she is usually gone for at least 24 hours on each call....good news is, I get an extra girl around tomorrow!
2:02 pm
jmcnrick

ty stid my computer doesn't seem to want to work either
2:02 pm
MonkeyGames

HI STID!!!! And glad to see you cheered up, Trif. I worry about you.
2:02 pm
Trifioso

monkey, secondo's real name is fiona, did I ever tell you that?
2:02 pm
stidmama

MONKEY!!!! *jumps up and down and almost knocks over the tree*
2:02 pm
periwinkle

having trouble installing new antivirus. Unable to run it since the window says another program is already installed. went to add and remove programs and was able to remove one thing. But the program will not let me remove the other compoent.
2:02 pm
MonkeyGames

Wow. Well, maybe the lasy will be like me. 1st contraction at 2:37 a.m., baby at 7:45 a.m....
2:02 pm
stidmama

wow trifioso -- you are lucky!
2:02 pm
Atalante

oh the joys of norton
2:02 pm
Trifioso

oh, monkey, don't worry. I will be bawling again in 10 minutes, just wait.
2:03 pm
stidmama

that is peculiar peri
2:03 pm
MonkeyGames

Yes, I guessed it, remember? You were all impressed like.
2:03 pm
Dorens

hi monkey
2:03 pm
periwinkle

it stinks, Ata!
2:03 pm
MonkeyGames

Hey Dorens!
2:03 pm
Atalante

its not peculiar for Norton, its normal
2:03 pm
periwinkle

not sure where my nephew is today, will see him tomorrow for sure
2:03 pm
Trifioso

we had it first, though
2:03 pm
stidmama

is it? we haven't used norton in ages
2:03 pm
MonkeyGames

Catches Stid's tree and stabilizes it.
2:03 pm
periwinkle

so Norton is still installed but not working, arrrghh!
2:03 pm
stidmama

thanks monkey -- it's SNOWING here (again)...
2:04 pm
BabbleRabble

merry christmas to all
2:04 pm
MonkeyGames

Trif, just remember your feelings are absolutely normal. If I catch you being down on yourself, I'll. ummm, something.
2:04 pm
periwinkle

we had black ice earlier today but it is melted\
2:04 pm
BabbleRabble

reboot, peri, and try again
2:04 pm
Trifioso

my brother had a hell of at time getting out of chicago yesterday, is that out your way?
2:04 pm
Atalante

you can try installing the new one anyway and click anything that says "continue". and go to settings > control panel and try deleting norton that way
2:04 pm
nrkii

you too babble
2:04 pm
periwinkle

Merry Christmas to you too, Babble Rabble, will do thanks
2:04 pm
renfield

and merry christmas to you rab
2:04 pm
MonkeyGames

It's clear here-- we tend to ice instead. If we freeze enough we can have the elfstedentocht; hundredth anniversary this year.
2:05 pm
Trifioso

the only reason I am down on myself is that i just CANNOT stop sniveling. If I could just NOT CRY when I don't want too, or when it's innappropriate, I would be so so so much happier
2:05 pm
MonkeyGames

Hasn't been held now for I think 11 years, and around that long before...
2:05 pm
periwinkle

I went to control panel that is how I was able to remove one of the NOrton components
2:05 pm
stidmama

eleventh what?
2:05 pm
periwinkle

Trif, I cry a lot when I am unhappy or upset too
2:05 pm
stidmama

TRIFIOSO!!! you cry when you want to, when it feels necessary, when it happens. AND NO APOLOGIES.
2:05 pm
periwinkle

Trif, did you get my virtual hugs, earlier?
2:05 pm
Atalante

you can also try searching for Norton and deleting everything you can find that way too. but Norton is notoriously evil to get rid of
2:06 pm
stidmama

*makes egg nog with REAL rum and hands to tri*
2:06 pm
periwinkle

I agree with stidmama re crying too
2:06 pm
MonkeyGames

Thing is, Trif, that is a post-traumatic reaction and accepting it as normal and just letting it wash on by helps you not focus on it and reinforce it. It's OK, it's normal. So is being down on yourself about it, so, well, get superhuman.... errr, no, just accept that it shall pass.
2:06 pm
Trifioso

yes peri thank
2:06 pm
skooj

ne9/60, please?
2:06 pm
stidmama

*stern worried mama look* you are allowed to feel ALL your feelings.
2:06 pm
MonkeyGames

You're ENCOURAGED to!!!
2:06 pm
periwinkle

bbs
2:07 pm
MonkeyGames

Wish I had it, skooj!
2:07 pm
MonkeyGames

Are there actually 4 previoyus skoojes?
2:07 pm
renfield

i have some peanuts...boiled peanuts
2:07 pm
Trifioso

yes, but I do feel pressure to be on my best behaviour. No one in my family wants their christmas ruined by my being all sad. and it upsets the children too. I need to learn to cry in private.
2:07 pm
Judi

NE9: total dependence.
2:07 pm
stidmama

besides, your children probably are feelign the same way. They need to learn that it is okay to feel sad at festive times -- and they can help you if you feel sad too.
2:07 pm
BabbleRabble

ne 9 -- add a company: bus*****
2:08 pm
Dorens

aha! finally found a use for the X in the grid!
2:08 pm
Judi

*passes dark sunglasses with tiny buckets attached under lenses to trif*
2:08 pm
Trifioso

oh, those would be quite utile! thanks judi!
2:08 pm
stidmama

NO trifioso -- hiding "negative" feelings all the time sends children the message that their parents are superhuman and they then feel bad because they can't live up to the parent's example.
2:08 pm
MonkeyGames

Shucks, just because people around you are repressed doesn't mean you have to be. They need to accept you for who you are. That said I wouldn't collapse across teh table in melodramatic sobs unless it is to make a very good point...
2:09 pm
Trifioso

and forget this hollywood one wax tear "doesn't she look lovely" crying face. When I get going I look like I have been pulled out of a river.
2:09 pm
MonkeyGames

Yeah, me too. Swell up and get really blotchy and everything. Then my lower eyelids retain fluid for a few hours. Really not pretty.
2:09 pm
stidmama

It is healthy and reasonable to act sad when you are sad -- and people who can't accept that are (*$&%$(*^%.
2:09 pm
mom2han8

Judi... patent them and you could make a fortune, LOL.
2:09 pm
nrkii

I look fabulous when I cry
2:09 pm
aebmusica

Merry Christmas.Happy Holidays to all! clue for de7.....pleeeeeeease.
2:10 pm
BabbleRabble

You are spending a lot of energy beating on yourself for being human, Trifioso
2:10 pm
Dorens

crying when we have reason to is okay tri. Pick yourself up later when you're ready.... everyone's been there
2:10 pm
renfield

drop you children off w/ the grand parents - and go do what you want to do trif...tradition - bah humbug
2:10 pm
featherbee

tri, i was majorly stressed out this morning, and ended up crying in front of daniel, which i usually try not to do. he came over, held my face, and sang "twinkle twinkle little star" to cheer me up.
2:10 pm
nrkii

oh wait, that's someone else
2:10 pm
Dorens

lol nrk
2:10 pm
stidmama

I look icky when I cry too...
2:10 pm
stidmama

of course you do nrk!!!
2:10 pm
MonkeyGames

Awwwwwwww!!!!!
2:10 pm
featherbee

(it worked)
2:10 pm
nrkii

feather, awwwwww
2:10 pm
stidmama

good for daniel! *makes special snowman cookie for helper*
2:10 pm
Trifioso

i am with you in this, monkey. someone suggested preperation H is good for that. I mean, it shrinks swollen tissues, right? hate to confuse it with the chapstick though
2:10 pm
Judi

Oh, featherbee. That's so sweet. Of course, that would have made me cry more.
2:10 pm
Trifioso

oh, that is so sweet, feather!
2:10 pm
nrkii

shoot, my mom wants me to help her by telling her which presents I need her to wrap for me
2:10 pm
Dorens

you must be doing something right there, feather!
2:11 pm
stidmama

*buying advance stock in Judi's invention*
2:11 pm
nrkii

sheez, I don't understand why she is making me work so hard!!! :) gotta run... bbl
2:11 pm
featherbee

of course, HE was part of the reason i was so stressed! note to self: do not let daniel skip breakfast ever ever again, the blood sugar low is not worth it.
2:11 pm
stidmama

LOL -- wrap this one in paper you like best Mom... (it's for you)...
2:11 pm
MonkeyGames

Yesterday Walter suddenly asked me if I was tired. I said yes. He asked if my back was owie. I said yes, afraid so. He turned to me and ran his hand down my arm and said, "Don't orry mama, it'll all be OK!"
2:11 pm
nrkii

merry christmas all!
2:12 pm
featherbee

merry christmas nrkii!
2:12 pm
mom2han8

thanks stid... they might be useful today.
2:12 pm
renfield

you too nrk
2:12 pm
Trifioso

someone should invent some sort of mechanism to make it impossible for tears to fall. little eyes pads, or something
2:12 pm
stidmama

enjoy, nrk!
2:12 pm
aebmusica

clue for de7. please
2:12 pm
featherbee

yeah, cause THAT would look unobtrusive tri!
2:12 pm
stidmama

young children are very perceptive.
2:12 pm
MonkeyGames

Tricky. I once had an eyelash get stuck into a tear duct and the effect was quite the opposite...
2:12 pm
Trifioso

it's better than crying in public
2:13 pm
stidmama

trifioso... I don't suppose you get "migraines" -- and have to stay home when that happens?
2:13 pm
Judi

Ouch, Monkey.
2:13 pm
Trifioso

oh YOWCH monkey!
2:13 pm
stidmama

don't have that yet aeb
2:13 pm
Trifioso

no, sadly not, stid. could suddenly come down withe one, I suppose
2:13 pm
BabbleRabble

de 7--- holding an opinion
2:13 pm
Judi

Crying in public can be profitable. Just have a can or a hat ready and claim you need bus fare.
2:13 pm
mom2han8

But I will need some decent wrapping paper... I sent my husband to the store for paper and I swear to God on my life the man walked in and asked for the cheapest roll they had... you know, one that would rip while having its cellophane taken off... too funny. I explained to him that throwing 1/2 of it out is more expensive than paying the extra buck in the first place!!! LOL.
2:14 pm
Trifioso

course, my mother is a physician, so medical excuses don't tend to fly too far in my home. Could NEVER fake sick from school....
2:14 pm
stidmama

no! *gasp* MEN!
2:14 pm
Angelsong

hi, and merry Christmas, my friends....
2:14 pm
featherbee

gotta go finish up the cookies, bbl
2:14 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Hey there everyone! May I please have a clue for ne9-60? I have others around it but cannot see this one. Thanks
2:14 pm
stidmama

holding an opinion? I am sure I wouldn't know anything about that BR
2:14 pm
stidmama

later feather
2:14 pm
BabbleRabble

me either
2:14 pm
MonkeyGames

Here's a good one. When my cousin (now 29) was about 4, she got 2 chairs and set them opposite ech other, and went and got my aunt. She sat her down and said, "Is something bothering you, mama?" She said, "Why yes, there is." Cousin asked, "Is it something at work, mama?" Surprised aunt said, "Why yes, it is!" Cousin leaned forward very seriously and looked deeply into her eyes and asked with deep sympathy, "Is it a monster?"
2:14 pm
mom2han8

OH, Yes Stid... I don't even get mad anymore, after almost 20 years I realize that it's my fault, as I must not have been specific enough!
2:15 pm
Angelsong

stid: the refinance went fine this morning. we're saving nearly $100 per month on the mortgage.
2:15 pm
mom2han8

Merry christmas Angel
2:15 pm
MonkeyGames

Bye Feather, hi Peach!
2:15 pm
Atalante

oh trif that's awful - imagine not being able to play sick from school!!
2:15 pm
stidmama

*grins at BR and holds out a "sweettart" candycane*
2:15 pm
Trifioso

monkey that is so sweet!
2:15 pm
stidmama

excellent, Angelsong!
2:15 pm
vjr

hello all
2:15 pm
mom2han8

Monkey... that's priceless...
2:15 pm
BabbleRabble

Tri, would you like yourself better if you did not care?
2:15 pm
kalea

hello everyone......have a short break today, so thought i'd wish you all merry Christmas
2:15 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Hi there, MonkeyGames.
2:15 pm
Judi

Hey, Ata - how's the bird?
2:16 pm
stidmama

oh monkey -- just read cousin story -- what a great kid!
2:16 pm
Trifioso

i know. the most traumatic thing, hands DOWN when was she gave my very first high school boyfriend (he was older!!! he had a car!!!) a "sports" physical - you know, the "turn your head and cough" one. DEATH
2:16 pm
stidmama

KALEA!!!! hi! *tosses tinsel in air*
2:16 pm
stidmama

hello vjr
2:16 pm
Trifioso

wow. good question, bab
2:16 pm
aebmusica

I need a different clue for dr7. please
2:16 pm
Atalante

hanging on in there! he's spending christmas at the vet - he's still weak, they said, but interested in everything around, and they all love him!
2:16 pm
stidmama

oh gee trifioso... my sympathies!
2:16 pm
Atalante

oh NO!!!
2:16 pm
mom2han8

When my daughter was 2 we were driving and someone did something stupid in front of me (Of course I live in NJ... so it was not really a surprise)... and I said, "OMIGOD what was that guy thinking about?" My two-year-old from the back replied, "Probably dinosaurs, Mommy"... I had to pull over I was laughing so hard.
2:17 pm
Trifioso

yes, my mom got there first.
2:17 pm
Judi

OMG, Trif! I hope she didn't say, "I hear you're dating my daughter", before she started the er um exam.
2:17 pm
Angelsong

it works out to around $30k over the life of the mortgage...plus, we do not have to pay the mortgage in January.
2:17 pm
stidmama

the worst I ever had to deal with was taking a class from a former boyfriend's mother... this last quarter! LOL
2:17 pm
kalea

*laughs, and catches all the tinsel, decorating stid with it, making her all shiny*
2:17 pm
Trifioso

lol mom@
2:17 pm
MonkeyGames

That was Leanne's daughter. OK, sorry to barge out again, but must off. Ooh, just read that Trif... nasty mom! Bad! Bad!" Good newsabout the gull, Ata. Off with me, love to you all!
2:17 pm
stidmama

oh mom! oh! *falls off sofa laughing*
2:17 pm
Dorens

hi mom.. where in nj are you from?
2:17 pm
mom2han8

Yeah.. out of the mouths of babes.
2:17 pm
stidmama

later monkey! hugs to walter!
2:17 pm
BabbleRabble

extend the de 4.6 with gerund ending
2:17 pm
mom2han8

Bergen County near Hackensack
2:18 pm
Dorens

bye monkey. oh mom, I grew up in Teaneck. can't get much closer to Hackensack... a block from the Hackensack River
2:18 pm
Trifioso

ugh. an ad for "bride wars" is on tv. it was filmed here in boston, but they didn't cast me, so you all have my permission to boycott it.
2:18 pm
mom2han8

Where are you now Dorens?
2:19 pm
Judi

I'm off too. See some of you kids tomorrow. Happy Chrismahanakwanza to one and all!
2:19 pm
Dorens

mountain lakes... you?
2:19 pm
stidmama

later judi
2:19 pm
mom2han8

Tri... why would you have wanted to be cast in a show called Bride Wars, dare I ask?
2:19 pm
stidmama

I am SO not making progress on the grid. might as well get back to loading the videos to my website and knitting. back later!
2:19 pm
mom2han8

Maywood, NJ... OK... so you didn't go too far... I actually grew up in Montclair.
2:19 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

May I please have a clue for ne9-60? Thanks.
2:19 pm
Dorens

i have never heard of it tri, and don't WANT to!
2:19 pm
Atalante

because she is clearly mad!
2:19 pm
mom2han8

Merry Christmas Stid.
2:19 pm
Trifioso

it's a movie, and they needed lots of extras. or, as they say "atmosphere personnel" ACK
2:20 pm
Atalante

extras work is soooo boring
2:20 pm
mom2han8

sorry gap, don't have it yet... too busy blabbing, LOL.
2:20 pm
Trifioso

yes i know, but it's also better paying than jury dity
2:20 pm
Trifioso

duty
2:20 pm
BabbleRabble

ne 9 === want and company: bus*****
2:20 pm
Atalante

lol true!!
2:20 pm
mom2han8

OH, ok... I thought it was a reality show about brides battling, LOL!
2:20 pm
Dorens

i have jury duty jan 7.. hoping for some fun!
2:21 pm
Atalante

I'm desperately waiting for "The Road" to come out cos I was there while a bit of it was filmed
2:21 pm
mom2han8

what county is Mt. Lakes in?
2:21 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Thank you BabbleRabble....Happy Holidays to you.
2:21 pm
Dorens

morris
2:21 pm
BabbleRabble

You too, gapeach
2:21 pm
mom2han8

Oh, ok... jury duty might be interesting.
2:22 pm
Trifioso

----> just entered morris in grid, just in case you had entered a real word by accident....
2:22 pm
mom2han8

My husband gets called all the time and I have NEVER been called.... crossing fingers now that I have said it... LOL.
2:22 pm
Dorens

hahahaha
2:23 pm
Trifioso

if you do, just hold on to the summons, and mail it at midnight on the very last day you can. then you end up on the alternate list, and they NEVER get called. (jsut jinxed myself)
2:23 pm
kalea

i loved jury duty........met a lot of interesting people
2:23 pm
Dorens

i mailed mine in a couple days late and got a very menacing letter from the county clerk!
2:24 pm
Trifioso

wahoo! tertiare just got invited over the neighbor kid's house to play. pre-assemble opportunity! and not in the middle of the night either! WIN
2:24 pm
kalea

woohoooooooo Tri
2:24 pm
mom2han8

Yeah, we should stop talking about it because when I open my mail on Friday it will be there, LOL. But, seriously, I work for tips and don't get paid, so it would really adversely affect me. My husband gets paid his full salary, so not a big deal for him.
2:24 pm
Trifioso

by the way, do you all know about www.failblog.org? one of my favorite sites.
2:24 pm
BabbleRabble

I tell the prosecutor I think anarchy is the best form of government and the he needs to bet some new underware
2:24 pm
Atalante

LOVE fail blog
2:25 pm
mom2han8

no... what is failblog.org?
2:25 pm
Trifioso

that should do it, babble. i liked the lady who wore the star trek uniform. she had class.
2:25 pm
mom2han8

Actually I am quite the socialist myself and right now I pretty much hate everyone, so I would either be excused or committed, LOL!
2:25 pm
Trifioso

failblog is schaudenfreude (sp?) on display. makes me ridiculously giggly
2:25 pm
mom2han8

No way Tri that is too funny.
2:25 pm
Atalante

I love cracked.com too
2:26 pm
mom2han8

OK... I will go there for a few laughs.
2:26 pm
Trifioso

def check it out, and tell me what you think
2:26 pm
kalea

but even if you don't get picked for a trial, you still have to sit in the jury pool til your 10 days is up
2:26 pm
BabbleRabble

as long as the pool is heated
2:26 pm
Trifioso

really? not here, i don't think. even if you just make the alternate list, you are off the call list for 3 or 5 years
2:27 pm
skooj

clue for the ge7/36 after the spirits?
2:27 pm
kalea

lol BR
2:27 pm
mom2han8

Like I said, I would not mind doing it, but I don't get paid and I really cannot afford to do my civic duty right now.
2:27 pm
Trifioso

lol babble
2:27 pm
mom2han8

Bergen County NJ makes you call in to see if you should report or not.
2:27 pm
Dorens

ive only been called once before.. ten years ago... they had us all sit in a big room one day, and never called us in for anything, then said we were released
2:27 pm
Trifioso

where do you work mom2?
2:27 pm
mom2han8

In a fine dining restaurant in Hasbrouck Heights.
2:28 pm
mom2han8

Are you from the area also, Tri?
2:28 pm
Dorens

yes morris too. i am hoping they want me... even tho being away from school can wreak havoc in my life, I would like the experience
2:28 pm
Trifioso

how many hours a week? can you do it while the kids are at school?
2:28 pm
mom2han8

Well, as long as your job pays you, why not?
2:28 pm
Trifioso

no, i am in the boston area, but i need a job in the new year.
2:28 pm
kalea

mine was 9 am to 5 pm
2:28 pm
BabbleRabble

ge 7 --- small hereditary unit; pl
2:29 pm
mom2han8

I work 3 lunches, Saturday night, and Sunday brunch and dinner, in addition to private parties.... it's been a little crazy of late.
2:29 pm
skooj

thx babble.
2:29 pm
mom2han8

Tri... I have been doing this for 25 years... its a living and it is flexible. I have always enjoyed it. Tough physically sometimes, but what isn't?
2:29 pm
Trifioso

wow, that is a lot of hours. I love good wait staff, they make the whole experience so much better
2:29 pm
Dorens

three left
2:29 pm
mom2han8

Plenty of restaurants in Boston.
2:30 pm
Trifioso

go dorens go
2:30 pm
car.eeyore

OK...well that totally stank! The cookie making was a total horror show! I don't remember it being this way from when I was a kid! I don't think I have 1 cookie that looks like a cookie! They are either in pieces, decorated with so much sugar you can't tell what shape they are, or blew up to proportions of the Stay-Puff Marshmallow man! Not the childhood memory I remember...
2:30 pm
Trifioso

hey car. sorry babes.
2:30 pm
mom2han8

Tri... absolutely.
2:30 pm
mom2han8

car... not everyone is Betty Crocker, LOL!
2:30 pm
Trifioso

i am a really, really good tipper when the service is good, because i think it is a really hard job, and i appreciate it so much
2:31 pm
Atalante

which is why we have Betty Crocker!
2:31 pm
car.eeyore

I am not even Betty Boop today! Just a mess. On the verge of tears, choking back from yelling at the kdis...just not what I expected!
2:31 pm
Trifioso

i have a group of friends that I go out to brekky with every tuesday, and I swear, the staff fights to serve us, because we are putting their kids through college
2:31 pm
Trifioso

was this with the other kids too, car?
2:31 pm
kalea

"i think, as a kid, you don't care what they look like, so the memories reflect that"
2:31 pm
Dorens

done!! now to finish shoveling my walk
2:32 pm
car.eeyore

Yeah Dorens!
2:32 pm
BabbleRabble

congrats, Dorens
2:32 pm
mrpresident

morning all :))

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
2:32 pm
Trifioso

you were so looking forward to it!
2:32 pm
Trifioso

mr p!
2:32 pm
Dorens

happy christmukah to everyone!
2:32 pm
car.eeyore

No, just mine. I wanted it to be so excellent for them. Things are so funky around here these days.
2:32 pm
Dorens

hi and bye mr P. hope all is well and you are having a great day
2:32 pm
mom2han8

Tri... very hard work, but if you like it and do it well it can be very financially rewarding... I work in a great place, like I said, fine dining... high check averages, but the service is expected to be great.. I'm good at what I do, so I make a good living
2:32 pm
bichon

chag semeach lecha Dorens
2:32 pm
stidmama

*sneaks in and hugs MRP*
2:33 pm
mamabear

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{mrp}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
}}}}}}
2:33 pm
Trifioso

i have never done it, so i guess it's wendy's for me...
2:33 pm
mrpresident

lovely christmas morning! (((hugs all round))) !!!
2:33 pm
mrpresident

(((((((( mama!!! )))))))
2:33 pm
mamabear

and {{{ }}}} for everyone else too! Merry Christmas!!
2:33 pm
Atalante

MRP!
2:33 pm
mom2han8

Mr. P is it Christmas there already?
2:33 pm
mamabear

How ARE you?????
2:33 pm
Trifioso

geesh, bichon, i misread your bio, and thought you were a 62 year old figure skater, and I was all "rock on bichon!"
2:34 pm
mrpresident

it has been christmas for 7 1/2 hours here! all presents opened and being played with!
2:34 pm
stidmama

mama bear??? *grin*
2:34 pm
stidmama

happy christmas to you and lickety!
2:34 pm
mom2han8

WEll, Happy Christmas to you then.
2:34 pm
mamabear

{{{{{{stid}}}}}
2:34 pm
Trifioso

i wish the kids would play with the stuff for at least as long as it took us to buy it all
2:34 pm
bichon

that's funny Trif. Only in my dreams
2:35 pm
jmcnrick

okay the office computer refuses to let me Babble so I am going home bbl

2:35 pm
Trifioso

it was a GREAT visual, bichon
2:35 pm
stidmama

see you later jmc! drive safely!
2:35 pm
Trifioso

car, are you okay?
2:35 pm
stidmama

okay, back to knitting... *sigh* wishing I could just sit today.
2:35 pm
kalea

time to get ready for early service.......merry Christmas to all
2:36 pm
stidmama

(hugs everyone)
2:36 pm
Trifioso

merry christmas
2:36 pm
Babs1

((((hugs stid)))))
2:36 pm
car.eeyore

No, Trif. I am sad.
2:36 pm
Trifioso

i am so sorry. wanna call me?
2:37 pm
car.eeyore

Yeah, maybe. You have your own poop to deal with though.
2:37 pm
Trifioso

i gotta run upstairs and put together a doll house...be back later, hopefully
2:37 pm
car.eeyore

And besides, the boys are here with me. If I get all emoutional it won't be good for them.
2:38 pm
car.eeyore

See you tonight?
2:38 pm
Trifioso

ohhhhh yes. I will be there with my special glasses that judi invented.
2:38 pm
car.eeyore

huh?
2:39 pm
Trifioso

i will explain later....
2:39 pm
Trifioso

are you going?
2:39 pm
car.eeyore

Good news! The place and bake cookies are coming out just fine...
2:39 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

car.eeyore, honey, we ALL have some kind of "poop" to deal with and the Holidays seem to make it worse...well for me anyway. Do what you can to make your self have a Merry Christmas and all year too. You have a lot of people rooting for you.
2:39 pm
Trifioso

look how rude we are, dominating the chat.....
2:39 pm
car.eeyore

Yes. I believe I will be up with the choir.
2:40 pm
car.eeyore

Thank you GaPeach. I know I do and that what helps me make it through each day. And these unbelivable boys of mine!
2:40 pm
Babs1

and if you're feeling sad, feel it...stuffing it makes it soo much worse!
2:40 pm
Trifioso

i wish to high heaven we could have a real babble party somewhere....bahamas for new year's eve anyone?
2:40 pm
JBV

hi, everyone - car, reading back saw your post about the cookies - want some ideas about how to rescue them? are they edible? I'm sure we can come up with some crazy creative ways - crumble them over ice cream, etc. -
2:40 pm
car.eeyore

I'm there.
2:41 pm
Babs1

or in a pudding?
2:41 pm
car.eeyore

No. It's OK. My Dylan, who is 4, has told me, "Santa will LOVE these cookies"! so it must be true!
2:41 pm
Trifioso

okay, seriously, i gotta go put together this dollhouse, or i will be up all night...pray for less than 8,000 teeny little pieces...
2:41 pm
car.eeyore

I'll be up too trif, so I can talk you through it over the phone if need be!
2:42 pm
car.eeyore

Good luck!
2:42 pm
Babs1

or have the kids help or watch you finish tomorrow, trif
2:42 pm
Trifioso

how sad is it that I would rahter babble?
2:42 pm
Trifioso

oooh, babs, santa would have some BIG 'splaining to do if it came just stuck in the box1
2:42 pm
car.eeyore

As am we.
2:42 pm
Trifioso

*poofing*
2:43 pm
car.eeyore

Noooooooo.....
2:43 pm
car.eeyore

Sorry everyone! I will be perky again now! Thanks for letting me vent...
2:43 pm
car.eeyore

Isn't it amazing how much frosting one cookie can hold!?!?!?!
2:44 pm
Babs1

maybe santa will have run out of time 1/2 way and need your help finishing tomorrow...just a thought in case..
2:44 pm
car.eeyore

I have faith in Trif! If anyone can dominate that dollhouse and those instructions, it is her!
2:45 pm
skooj

clue for the first ta, please?
2:46 pm
Shirlockc

book by guy who wrote shogun, skooj5
2:47 pm
HarryHood

take the capital of taiwan, subtract the last 2 letters and add teher**
2:47 pm
skooj

thix shirlock!!
2:48 pm
skooj

and thx harry.
2:48 pm
HarryHood

yw
2:50 pm
skooj

ta8 after the exam taker?
2:51 pm
HarryHood

te8?
2:51 pm
skooj

ooops, yes
2:52 pm
Shirlockc

sounds like the injection/shot
2:52 pm
HarryHood

like the vaccine for lockjaw, but use an I instead of the U
2:52 pm
HarryHood

plural, verb, past tense.
2:52 pm
HarryHood

kids are killing each other. bye!!!
2:53 pm
skooj

have those those, two already. it's the 8/40 before those.
2:54 pm
pugmama763

te8-- asian holiday + light bulb moments are epiph*****
2:54 pm
skooj

thx, pug!!!
2:55 pm
pugmama763

yw dear
2:57 pm
flosey

Hello again - just back from a 4 hour power failure - the entire Island was out
2:58 pm
Babs1

skooj..you have one 8/40? if there are only 2, the other one just reverses the last two letters of the first...
2:59 pm
flosey

wow, thanks pug and babs, looks like I came in just in time to pick up those 2 big 8s and the 9
3:00 pm
Babs1

need 12 more 8's myself!
3:01 pm
Scrabbler

hello all--i am holding bunny beatrix potter--she is waving
3:01 pm
flosey

do you have the an8s babs?
3:01 pm
Trifioso

sorry dollhouse rant approaching: children, look away: goddamn calico pain in my ass critters!
3:01 pm
Trifioso

thank you
3:01 pm
car.eeyore

Do you want me on the phone for assistance?
3:01 pm
Trifioso

no
3:01 pm
Trifioso

but thanks
3:01 pm
car.eeyore

Hello Scrabbler and Hello Beatrix!
3:02 pm
Babs1

no flose...are the more than one...want to clue?
3:02 pm
Scrabbler

Miss B is co cute and cuddly, but I put her down.
3:02 pm
Kallia

I have es,ge,ne,re,te 9's...anyone know whichone I am missing please?
3:02 pm
Scrabbler

With 184 to go I decided to open the list, if that's OK with everyone.
3:02 pm
flosey

two right together, they are extensions of the spice an5/10
3:03 pm
jessmom

fi9
3:03 pm
jaianniah

Hello! Merry Christmas All! I am celebrating here with some fireworks!!!
3:03 pm
Babs1

fi kallia
3:03 pm
Scrabbler

Hi jai
3:03 pm
Kallia

I haven't used the list yet, but plenty of clues from you guys :)
3:03 pm
Scrabbler

Yahooo for you, jai!!
3:03 pm
Kallia

thanks babs
3:03 pm
jaianniah

Hi, Scrabbler, and TY
3:03 pm
skooj

te5/10 after the golf stuff?
3:03 pm
flosey

hello jai and Merry Christmas to you
3:03 pm
jaianniah

Anyone need clues?
3:04 pm
jaianniah

Hello flosey!
3:04 pm
Scrabbler

Where DO I start, Jai?
3:04 pm
Babs1

principle/s skooj
3:04 pm
Scrabbler

ae6 clue please...starting at the beginning, LOl
3:04 pm
skooj

oh, geez...fishes....thx babs
3:05 pm
Kallia

any clue for that fi babs?
3:05 pm
bichon

ae + eat formally
3:05 pm
flosey

thanks jai for those te s
3:05 pm
jaianniah

LOL, Scrabbler! Sound of Music time<Let's start at the very beginning...> Corniness...
3:05 pm
Babs1

ae +eat
3:05 pm
Scrabbler

TY, Bichon and Babs
3:05 pm
bichon

yw
3:06 pm
Babs1

having the quality of word burning kallia
3:06 pm
skooj

te7/36? or 8 after?
3:06 pm
jaianniah

which fi? The 8 is just the epitome of fi**
3:06 pm
Scrabbler

Word burning or wood burning?
3:07 pm
jaianniah

kids aged 13-17
3:07 pm
Kallia

the fi 9
3:07 pm
Babs1

yes, the clue was for the fi 9 ...quality of explosive personality
3:07 pm
skooj

thx jala!!! my brain hurts.
3:07 pm
jessmom

the fi9 of the blaze kept firemen away for hours
3:08 pm
jaianniah

the house is burning, and is total fi+vowel....
3:08 pm
car.eeyore

OK, Babble has just cost me 1 dozen cookies!!! Char-bake anyone?
3:08 pm
skooj

first te6, please?
3:08 pm
Scrabbler

I got fi9 on my first try. I thought I had spelt it wrong.
3:08 pm
jaianniah

Golf. Think goolf. te6
3:09 pm
car.eeyore

I only have the golfing te.
3:09 pm
Kallia

well I am thick tonight.....
3:09 pm
jaianniah

*golf
3:09 pm
Babs1

can't see how to come back from the 9 to the 8 fi...I know scrabbler..does seem surprising
3:09 pm
Scrabbler

Oh, no, eeyore--I have done that before due to Babble!
3:09 pm
car.eeyore

But I can quit any time...I really mean it....just one more grid, man...
3:09 pm
skooj

kisses on you jala!!
3:09 pm
jaianniah

the 13-19 year olds - the ag
3:10 pm
Scrabbler

Who wants to quit, eeyore? This place/game is my refuge from life.
3:10 pm
jaianniah

Amen, Scrabbler!
3:10 pm
car.eeyore

I guess i never realized how welcome I would feel in a strange chat room...
3:10 pm
skooj

ditto that, scrabbler.
3:11 pm
jaianniah

This is by far the best chat room on the net...
3:11 pm
jaianniah

And the smartest!!!,bragger>
3:11 pm
car.eeyore

By far!
3:11 pm
Babs1

jai...does that mean you've been frequenting many??!! lol chat logs that is
3:11 pm
Scrabbler

But we have a common interest: words, their meanings, their spellings, their variations of spellings, and FINDING them--it's hide-and-go-seek with words, PLUS a social network!
3:11 pm
Kallia

thanks everyone..got the FI 9
3:12 pm
flosey

sure is jai, great group of friends here - care about your downtimes and enjoy your uptimes with you
3:12 pm
car.eeyore

I can't get the second an 8 coming off of the spice an 5 - what am I missing?
3:12 pm
jaianniah

I have been known to frequent at least the quit smoking ones....LOL!
3:12 pm
torgone

Sweet .. I just won $50 ..
3:12 pm
car.eeyore

Drinks on tor!
3:12 pm
Scrabbler

Wow, torgone--good for you!
3:13 pm
torgone

I'm buyin'!
3:13 pm
flosey

car, second an8 is an alcoholic drink
3:13 pm
jaianniah

well, there's the pl....and also the French ending for "small"
3:13 pm
Scrabbler

eeyore--I am also working on that an7 and 8 between the an5 and last an8
3:13 pm
Kallia

I think its the drink
3:13 pm
jaianniah

Those were clues for the ani word
3:13 pm
Kallia

ah thanks flosey...wasn't sure if it was
3:14 pm
flosey

an7 and 8 are extentions of the 5
3:14 pm
car.eeyore

got the little french one...
3:14 pm
jaianniah

pl the plant one
3:14 pm
DR1965

hey there babble gang
3:14 pm
Kallia

I still have 102 left, don't think this will lbe finished tonight
3:14 pm
Scrabbler

I know, flosey, but I have tried many variations and am getting flustered
3:14 pm
Scrabbler

Hi DR!
3:14 pm
jaianniah

Hey, DR
3:15 pm
car.eeyore

Hi DR!
3:15 pm
flosey

I have 145 to go and do intend to finish - as long as our power stays on
3:15 pm
car.eeyore

Scrabbler I am frustrated too..
3:15 pm
Babs1

not seeing the an 7
3:15 pm
DR1965

Hi Scrabs and eeyore and Jaia and Flosey and lurkers
3:15 pm
jaianniah

Scrabbler, what exactly do you need...I've clued them all...which one is bugging you?
3:15 pm
Scrabbler

Dictionary to the rescue!!
3:15 pm
bichon

an + vowel + what a plant may be grown from
3:15 pm
Kallia

I would like to, but its 9.15 pm already
3:16 pm
flosey

when you buy it as whole spice, they are (what you plant in the garden)
3:16 pm
jaianniah

An+vowel + little beginning of a plant for the an7
3:16 pm
Scrabbler

Aha--ending = what you plant in soil--little thing that sprouts
3:16 pm
car.eeyore

Thank you!!!!!
3:16 pm
flosey

ah, 1:15 pm here
3:16 pm
Scrabbler

I just made a big pot of chamomile tea for all of us.
3:16 pm
Babs1

thanks!
3:16 pm
flosey

sounds lovely scrabbs
3:16 pm
jaianniah

Yum! Thanks!
3:16 pm
flosey

very calming
3:16 pm
Babs1

*whiffs the tea* smells just perfect scrabbler!
3:16 pm
JBV

hi, everyone - merry christmas eve! - not lurking exactly, just popping in and out as I pass by the computer while checking off things on my to-do list
3:16 pm
Scrabbler

My Scrabble Dictionary is right next to me--my security object.
3:17 pm
jaianniah

LOL, Scrabs!
3:17 pm
JBV

hmm, camomile, my favorite, thanks Scrabs!
3:17 pm
Scrabbler

Hi JBV---how is your husband doing? **hoping for good news**
3:17 pm
car.eeyore

Yes, I will have a cup with lemon please.
3:17 pm
flosey

ah, now that would be a very handy dictionary to have here scrabbs, must get one
3:18 pm
Scrabbler

**handing out mugs of chamomile tea for all**
3:18 pm
JBV

good news today, Scrabs - supra-pubic drain removed yesterday, everything functioning (almost) normally!
3:18 pm
Scrabbler

Woot, woot for post-op healing!!
3:18 pm
jaianniah

I second that one! I need a Scrabble dictionary for this, but remember that Lickety has a online dictionary for us....
3:18 pm
bichon

en 7 & en 6/24?
3:18 pm
JBV

doctors are very hopeful all will be ok, but of course only time will tell -
3:19 pm
Scrabbler

Yes, I do use that resource too, Jai
3:19 pm
jaianniah

en7- foes; 6,24: car mover
3:19 pm
bichon

ty so very much jaianniah
3:19 pm
jaianniah

YW!
3:19 pm
car.eeyore

Hang in there JBV!
3:20 pm
jaianniah

God Bless you, JBV, and I will keep you both in my prayers!
3:20 pm
JBV

thank you, car - - what would I do without my Babble chat friends every day?
3:21 pm
torgone

Double bonus - I get to leave work early ...
3:21 pm
JBV

thank you jai -
3:21 pm
jaianniah

NP
3:21 pm
jaianniah

My pleasure!
3:21 pm
Scrabbler

Haha, torgone, you are Babbling while at work.
3:22 pm
torgone

Of course ..
3:22 pm
Scrabbler

How did you win $50, torgone?
3:22 pm
renfield

yayay torg! leaving work early!
3:22 pm
JBV

here's a nice Christmas story - my neighbor across the street came over to clear our driveway without even saying a word - looked out and it's done! only problem is i have absolutely no gifts at hand to say thank you
3:22 pm
jaianniah

Caughtcha!
3:22 pm
Scrabbler

Hi renny
3:22 pm
torgone

ren!!
3:22 pm
renfield

hey scrabs!
3:22 pm
Scrabbler

How nice, JBV...cook something when you have a chance.
3:22 pm
Atalante

renny!
3:22 pm
jaianniah

I have no gifts either, except to give Babble clues....I am broke this year!
3:23 pm
renfield

hey ya ata - torg what's for din din tomorrow?
3:23 pm
renfield

i'll take those prezzie's jai
3:23 pm
Scrabbler

A "gift" can be an experience, a "coupon" of your own making...
3:23 pm
car.eeyore

JBV, sometimes just saying "thank you" with a heart full of gratitude is the best way to say it. It means so much!
3:23 pm
torgone

My daughter said she was bringing a goose .. If not, then I have a ham ..
3:24 pm
jaianniah

Yes, I am doing that..it's a lovely idea, Scrabbler!
3:24 pm
car.eeyore

I'd offer you some of these cookies we made, but they would scare your neighbor!
3:24 pm
jaianniah

Rennie, I'll clue til the cows come home!!!
3:24 pm
JBV

ok, considering all those ideas.... don't have much in the house right now, have not been shopping, but I can bring them something on Friday - a post-Christmas visit
3:25 pm
flosey

we're not exchanging gifts this year, rather, donating to needy - and just enjoying family get-together and turkey dinner, etc.
3:25 pm
jaianniah

I used to do "lists" whole blocks of tough words like all the "re's" f.e.
3:25 pm
car.eeyore

Then again, you could always introduce them to Babble and get them hooked on it...it's the gift that keeps on giving!
3:25 pm
Scrabbler

Yahoo, flosey--so meaningful!
3:25 pm
car.eeyore

I like your plan Flosey!
3:26 pm
renfield

that's very nice flosey
3:26 pm
jaianniah

Me three, Flosey
3:26 pm
Scrabbler

help with ap7 please?
3:27 pm
car.eeyore

which one?
3:27 pm
flosey

I need that one too scrabbs
3:27 pm
car.eeyore

NM!
3:27 pm
jaianniah

ap 7 is a mineral sounds like what hungry people have- hearty ap+ vowel+ not loose
3:27 pm
Atalante

type of limestone, sounds like hunger
3:27 pm
pugmama763

ap+ a very heavy type of black stone is hem*****
3:28 pm
JBV

thanks, jai and Ata
3:28 pm
Scrabbler

TY, Jai & Ata & Pugmama
3:28 pm
flosey

thanks Ata
3:28 pm
renfield

thanks for the ap clues
3:28 pm
flosey

jai and pugs
3:28 pm
jaianniah

I actually have some apatite, very pretty stone...I collect rocks and crystals
3:28 pm
jaianniah

OOps...
3:28 pm
Scrabbler

To the PB, Jai...LOL
3:28 pm
renfield

great clue jai!
3:29 pm
flosey

lol, what colour is it jai
3:29 pm
DR1965

I am sure there are xmas goodies for you in the PB
3:29 pm
jaianniah

I cannot believe I did that afetr all these years!!!! <blushing>
3:29 pm
Atalante

white
3:29 pm
jaianniah

Green
3:29 pm
Scrabbler

I have the 2nd ap5--clue for the 1st?
3:29 pm
Atalante

white or green :P
3:30 pm
jaianniah

like a monkey ap5
3:30 pm
jaianniah

LOL Ata!
3:30 pm
jaianniah

ap+ two vowels +consonant
3:31 pm
Scrabbler

I finally got it right00TY, Jai
3:31 pm
jaianniah

You have to criss-cross to build that word
3:32 pm
Scrabbler

A's are axed out!!
3:32 pm
itsonme

thanks jai
3:32 pm
car.eeyore

I just finished mine too!
3:32 pm
jaianniah

Hooray!
3:32 pm
Scrabbler

Criss-cross, applesauce!
3:32 pm
jaianniah

It was on me, itsonme!
3:32 pm
Scrabbler

Hi itsonme
3:33 pm
itsonme

haha yup!
3:33 pm
itsonme

hey scrabs
3:33 pm
jaianniah

I'm cluing for my Christmas presents this year! Give to the needy LOL!
3:33 pm
torgone

Right .. I'm off for now .. May be back later .. If not MERRY CHRISTMAS HO-HO-HOMIES!!
3:33 pm
flosey

and much appreciated jai
3:33 pm
Scrabbler

I am needy of 155 more Xmas clues
3:33 pm
Shirlockc

ee8 anyone?
3:33 pm
jaianniah

See you + MC, torgone!
3:33 pm
flosey

and to you torgone
3:33 pm
Scrabbler

Bye Torgone and Merry Christmas!
3:34 pm
jaianniah

Well, let's get to it, Scrabbler!
3:34 pm
Atalante

merry Christmas Tor!!
3:34 pm
jaianniah

it's spooky, that ee8
3:35 pm
Kallia

spookier
3:35 pm
jaianniah

like happi****, only spooky!
3:35 pm
DR1965

ty Jaia
3:35 pm
Scrabbler

Aha, I was using a superlative ending
3:35 pm
Jellen

Happy Christmas Eve!
3:35 pm
Shirlockc

got it, keep forgetting that ne** ending
3:36 pm
Scrabbler

Hi Jellen
3:36 pm
jaianniah

Hiya, Jellen!
3:36 pm
skooj

se6/24, please?
3:36 pm
jaianniah

se**** eye dog
3:36 pm
DR1965

happy happy jell
3:36 pm
flosey

thanks again jai
3:36 pm
car.eeyore

I can't seem to wrap my head around the mi 7/40?
3:37 pm
skooj

have that one, jala...the last one
3:37 pm
flosey

will be dropping in and out, have to dip truffles
3:37 pm
bichon

mi chinese vase + comparative ending
3:37 pm
Kallia

african country minus last letter
3:37 pm
car.eeyore

TY bichon!
3:37 pm
jaianniah

you know the mangy dog? more of that, only with a diff vowel for mi7
3:37 pm
Scrabbler

Chinese vase???
3:38 pm
Kallia

dynasty
3:38 pm
bichon

Chinese vase, collector's item, valuable, museum quality
3:38 pm
Scrabbler

Ok, got it
3:39 pm
Trifioso

hiya. back from dollhouse hell, all is well, santa can arrive at will
3:39 pm
bichon

yw
3:39 pm
skooj

se5/14...?
3:39 pm
car.eeyore

Go trifioso! I knew you would kick it's butt!
3:39 pm
jaianniah

si*** your fingers on the stove
3:39 pm
jaianniah

sorry wrong clue, but it works for another word...sorry
3:40 pm
skooj

se, jala
3:40 pm
DR1965

Hi Trif
3:40 pm
jaianniah

se+two cons.+ vowel
3:40 pm
Shirlockc

the two in?
3:40 pm
Trifioso

hello dr!
3:40 pm
jaianniah

in plus ending of Nixon's Hotel
3:40 pm
Trifioso

car, what time is church, 7 or 7:30?
3:41 pm
itsonme

thanks again jai!
3:41 pm
car.eeyore

7:00
3:41 pm
jaianniah

YW again!
3:41 pm
Scrabbler

The last 3 de words are eluding me--help please?
3:41 pm
Trifioso

ta!
3:41 pm
skooj

thanks jala...and the six right before that one?
3:41 pm
Shirlockc

thx jaia
3:42 pm
bichon

de 6/21 one who says it isn't so
3:42 pm
skooj

nm...got it...
3:42 pm
jaianniah

LOL!
3:42 pm
bichon

de 5/14 blue jean material
3:42 pm
bichon

de 5/22 where a druggie goes to get clean
3:42 pm
Shirlockc

de5/22 = to come down from drugs
3:42 pm
Scrabbler

TY, bichon!!
3:43 pm
jaianniah

I think 5,22 is only word that uses the "X"
3:43 pm
Kallia

ty bichon
3:43 pm
Scrabbler

I wondered if we would use that X.
3:43 pm
Kallia

is that the only time X is used?
3:43 pm
bichon

yw
3:43 pm
jaianniah

I just answered that...I am pretty sure
3:43 pm
Atalante

yep
3:43 pm
car.eeyore

mi 6/21?
3:43 pm
Scrabbler

2nd de5?
3:44 pm
jaianniah

to not consume food right mi6
3:44 pm
Kallia

you did, but came after I'd asked
3:44 pm
bichon

de 4/6 to name something, to give it a name and a concept
3:44 pm
jaianniah

de5 blue jeans material
3:44 pm
car.eeyore

Did not know one could do that!
3:45 pm
bichon

I call the mi 6/21 most of my table adventures
3:45 pm
jaianniah

nope I was wrong- de5 is a believr in god
3:46 pm
Scrabbler

TY--those de words have made me cranky!
3:46 pm
jaianniah

Mine are like that, too, bichon!
3:46 pm
Atalante

what a lovely word to finish on. firebirds!
3:46 pm
Kallia

ty you too...now I 'only' need to find 89 words in 30 minutes lol
3:46 pm
jaianniah

ATA!!!!! Congrats!!!
3:47 pm
Kallia

wd ata
3:47 pm
jmcnrick

wtg ata
3:47 pm
jaianniah

brb
3:47 pm
Atalante

my last was a female giant
3:49 pm
itsonme

congrats ata!!!
3:49 pm
Shirlockc

the last 4 ge's are killing me, any clues?
3:49 pm
Jellen

Yay, ata!!!
3:49 pm
car.eeyore

Is there a pae word?
3:50 pm
Atalante

ge7/8 - like the previous 2 but more french, then the thing you find in bottles
3:50 pm
Atalante

1, yes
3:50 pm
itsonme

nearing the midpoint...
3:51 pm
littlebit

ata...that was my last one too!
3:51 pm
Shirlockc

got 2 ge, ata, looking for the others ...
3:51 pm
Trifioso

car, how many do you have left to go?
3:51 pm
car.eeyore

76
3:52 pm
littlebit

you found it just before i did!
3:52 pm
car.eeyore

Now, are we brining our laptops tomorrow so we can all Babble together in the same room?
3:52 pm
Trifioso

wow! you are flying!
3:52 pm
car.eeyore

I just want to get this pae word and then its to the tub!
3:53 pm
Trifioso

no, mom has no wifi
3:54 pm
car.eeyore

I thought she did? And if she doesn't, I think the neighbor does!
3:54 pm
Shirlockc

pae + indefinite article
3:55 pm
car.eeyore

I have shamed myself...I don't know what an indefinite article is...
3:56 pm
Trifioso

as am we, car
3:56 pm
Shirlockc

"the" is a definite article, indefinite would be ...
3:56 pm
jaianniah

p+three vowels + consonant
3:58 pm
car.eeyore

It hurts...
3:58 pm
Trifioso

now that you have pae'd get in the tub! :)
3:58 pm
pugmama763

pa+ pork & b***s
3:58 pm
DR1965

ty Pug!
3:58 pm
pugmama763

yw dr
3:58 pm
Trifioso

pug, this is how sad i am = pa + pork butts?
3:59 pm
pugmama763

in a can trif
3:59 pm
car.eeyore

Oh. that was painful...remedial Babble once again...
3:59 pm
pugmama763

legumes ya know
4:00 pm
jaianniah

I thought "bones" so don't feel bad...but I already knew the answer, but that tells you just how tired I am and it isn't even Christams yet...coming down with the 'flu...yuk
4:00 pm
car.eeyore

just 2 more p's and then they are done...must finish...must hold on...
4:01 pm
jaianniah

Which two?
4:01 pm
Trifioso

car...I hang my head in shame...I am primo
4:01 pm
Trifioso

mother, and I could not for the LIFE of me get the an5
4:01 pm
jaianniah

Go, car, go! (Isn't that from Go, dog, go?")
4:01 pm
car.eeyore

huh? why?
4:01 pm
Atalante

loool
4:01 pm
car.eeyore

See again.. .I am suessian...
4:02 pm
Trifioso

gotta brush tertiare's hair - will be harder to accomplish than what I just did (she is reading ...shhhhh)
4:02 pm
car.eeyore

which one?
4:02 pm
Shirlockc

which an5? there's the japanese cartoon, and the spice, and the emotion
4:03 pm
jmcnrick

ty shirl
4:03 pm
car.eeyore

last pi 6/21 clue?
4:03 pm
Shirlockc

glenn gould is one
4:03 pm
DR1965

ty shirlock
4:03 pm
car.eeyore

No, that would be the last pa 6/21 clue
4:03 pm
pugmama763

pi7- keyboard player
4:04 pm
pugmama763

pa6--a burger or beef pa****
4:05 pm
car.eeyore

All set! TY!
4:05 pm
sprite

merry Xmas eve to all those celebrating. Icon theme updated to Christmas!
4:05 pm
DR1965

who is glenn gould? sorry
4:05 pm
DR1965

Happy holidays Sprite
4:05 pm
jmcnrick

Merry Christmas sprite
4:06 pm
sprite

google is a friend :)
4:06 pm
Shirlockc

someone who plays the 88 keys
4:06 pm
car.eeyore

OK, Merry Christmas Eve to all! I hope you have a wonderful, peaceful evening! I will be back later if all my santa chores get done! Love you Babble friends! Merry Christmas!
4:06 pm
DR1965

ok... I just did know the name
4:06 pm
DR1965

bye Car
4:07 pm
jmcnrick

bye car
4:07 pm
Shirlockc

ne6/24?
4:08 pm
sprite

bye car, bye all, I need to put myself to bed or Christmas is not going to be fun. May you all have peace in your hearts and in your lives. Merry Christmas.
4:08 pm
Jellen

Hi, sprite!
4:08 pm
pugmama763

have all the NE's but the NE9 (can't see the end) help please?
4:08 pm
sprite

Shirl: deny
4:08 pm
pugmama763

ne6/24 ne+ garden door
4:08 pm
sprite

*hugs Jellen and Tim*
4:08 pm
Kazozz

hi all...lots to go and not too much time, but we'll see how it goes :) Happy holidays to all!
4:08 pm
Jellen

*hugs sprite back*
4:08 pm
Shirlockc

sometimes you just don't see those easy ones, thx for the ne6
4:09 pm
sprite

pugmama: ends in the loch monster
4:09 pm
sprite

*now really goes POOF*
4:09 pm
pugmama763

ty vm gone grid blind I fear!
4:10 pm
Kallia

got to leave this with 78 to go.
4:10 pm
Kallia

Happy Christmas to everyone
4:11 pm
pugmama763

jolly holly
4:12 pm
Kazzer99

Evening one and all - a quick visit to wish those ahead of me in time a Merry Christmas and for the rest of us a nearly Merry christmas - its unlikely that i will be on line tomorrow - off to friends to be feed and generally looked after
4:12 pm
JBV

Hi, everyone, I just entered se 6/18 (a type of furniture) and I absolutely CANNOT see how it fits in the grid - can you tell me how ?
4:12 pm
Jellen

fi 9 clue, please?
4:12 pm
Shirlockc

re6/24?
4:12 pm
Jellen

Hi, Kazzer
4:13 pm
Jellen

Bye, Kallia
4:13 pm
bichon

re 6/24 capital of Sask.
4:13 pm
pugmama763

fi9--quality of being hot tempered?
4:13 pm
Shirlockc

it's the state of being aflame, jellen
4:13 pm
Kazzer99

hi jellen dont have any 9s yet
4:14 pm
Shirlockc

dang, could have sworn i did that, bichon, thx
4:14 pm
Jellen

Thanks, pug and Shirlockc
4:14 pm
JBV

it looks like it should say "does not exist in the puzzle" (se 6/18) this is bothering me, now - grid blind, I guess
4:14 pm
bichon

yw Shirl
4:15 pm
Shirlockc

one se is the legislative body
4:15 pm
Trifioso

this grid is so slow, and half the size of yesterdays....babble is such a mystery
4:15 pm
Shirlockc

the other se is someone who is on the French river
4:15 pm
JBV

I'm talking about the se 6 which is a place to sit
4:15 pm
Shirlockc

can something clue the se7 in between those 2 se?
4:15 pm
Jellen

fi 6/33, the second?
4:15 pm
jessmom

another is the seat from yesterday
4:15 pm
aknitter

ho ho ho trif was chatting with car earlier
4:16 pm
DR1965

jbv- 4,3,3,4,3,2 columns
4:16 pm
JBV

it has 3 vowels but I can't see how they are placed in the grid
4:16 pm
Trifioso

hey there knitter. how are you doing>
4:16 pm
Jellen

Hi, AK!
4:16 pm
Shirlockc

the active word for fi**, what the meter maid is doing
4:16 pm
JBV

OMG, thank you DR - that's it!
4:16 pm
DR1965

Hi Knit
4:16 pm
jessmom

fi6 gerund ending of the financial penalty
4:16 pm
aknitter

all set for santa jell and trif?
4:16 pm
DR1965

yvw
4:17 pm
musicmom

JBV - pretend I'm not here. From the s go diagonal and then down then diagonal up to end the word.
4:17 pm
BabbleRabble

se 6.18 === one who uses the se to catch fish
4:17 pm
Jellen

Thanks, jessmom
4:17 pm
Trifioso

i was freaking out earlier, but i think I am doing better now.
4:17 pm
jessmom

yw
4:17 pm
aknitter

freak out! good song
4:17 pm
Trifioso

are you going to your folk's tomorrow?
4:17 pm
Jellen

I think I'm ready for Santa...couldn't find my stocking, though :-(
4:17 pm
aknitter

yup, and you?
4:18 pm
Trifioso

no, it wasn't good. thank god you told me about babble, m. They are the best people, and talked me off the ledge, yet again.
4:18 pm
aknitter

jell just steal someone elses ;)
4:18 pm
Trifioso

do you see cathy at all? will she be there tomorrow?
4:18 pm
BabbleRabble

fi 6 --- assessing a monetary penalty
4:18 pm
musicmom

JBV - do you see it now?
4:18 pm
Trifioso

jellen, this is a situation that calls for a nice, stretchy set of panythose
4:19 pm
aknitter

oh stay off that ledge, long way down. I think cathy will be with Dennis' family (all 6 million of them)
4:19 pm
Trifioso

bummer. ellie must be in college by now....
4:19 pm
Jellen

Pantyhose, check!
4:19 pm
aknitter

nice and panyhose in the same sentence -- hmmm oxymoron?
4:19 pm
Jellen

fi 6/30?
4:20 pm
Trifioso

not when they are hanging on the mantel
4:20 pm
JBV

fireworks! and thank you DR and musicmom!
4:20 pm
aknitter

fi 6 30 use 2 of the fi 7 above it
4:20 pm
BabbleRabble

two fi 4
4:21 pm
BabbleRabble

pantyhose must be a very specialized water carrier
4:21 pm
Jellen

Yay, JBV!!!
4:21 pm
aknitter

pantyhose should be illegal
4:21 pm
Shirlockc

ni8?
4:22 pm
BabbleRabble

congrats, JBV
4:22 pm
Jellen

Must go...have church at 5pm and 11pm...
4:22 pm
Shirlockc

if men had to wear pantyhose, then we women wouldn't have to
4:22 pm
jessmom

ni8 decade after the 80s
4:22 pm
aknitter

church x2 ! that is way to much good behavior
4:22 pm
Jellen

Have a great day, folks!!
4:22 pm
Shirlockc

i have a similar rant about mammograms
4:22 pm
BabbleRabble

ni 8 --- decade
4:23 pm
Shirlockc

thx BR!
4:23 pm
Jellen

Have to watch niece and nephews at their church first...then mine later...
4:23 pm
Trifioso

lol, knitter, my pastor is a babbler, you know!
4:24 pm
aknitter

no way
4:24 pm
bichon

You're making this up Trif
4:25 pm
Trifioso

WAY. but I am sworn to secrecy, and, of course, risk eternal damnation if I reveal her identity. can't risk THAT
4:25 pm
aknitter

well i guess way, babblers can be anything they want meant more like wow small world
4:25 pm
bichon

Is that how you found your way [here]?
4:25 pm
BabbleRabble

pa 6 == greek god of shepherds and high military rank, abbr
4:25 pm
aknitter

why all the secrecy?
4:25 pm
Trifioso

no, bichon, knitter was my gateway babbler
4:26 pm
Trifioso

not sure. i think maybe being a pastor is a really hard gig. one of those jobs that follows you, like doctor, nurse, teacher....
4:27 pm
aknitter

i am responsible for her addiction
4:27 pm
aknitter

can't figure out the es words
4:28 pm
jessmom

I'd hold you in high es6 if you can get this word, knitter
4:28 pm
BabbleRabble

re 6: capital of Saskatchewan or add Lollobrigida's first; latin pl
4:28 pm
BabbleRabble

high regard and held in high regard
4:29 pm
aknitter

oh geez ty BR
4:31 pm
BabbleRabble

fi 9 -- add alt sp for aaron and fewer: l***
4:33 pm
BabbleRabble

mi 8 == mal - ingested
4:33 pm
aknitter

missing 2 nines have a ni and es
4:33 pm
aknitter

oops fi and es
4:33 pm
aknitter

how does one mi 8?
4:33 pm
rururocks

more of es (high regard) + gerund ending ak
4:34 pm
icepyro

put it in their ear instead of mouth?
4:34 pm
aknitter

messy
4:35 pm
rururocks

I guess if you aren't paying attention to what you are doing..lol
4:37 pm
BabbleRabble

te 8 == viet cong offensive and herb used to flavor foods, liqueurs, and candies
4:37 pm
Kazozz

help with en 7/32 please
4:38 pm
BabbleRabble

te 8 -- viet cong offensive and first name of oakleys: *n***
4:38 pm
BabbleRabble

te 9 === pt of herb
4:39 pm
BabbleRabble

pl foes, K
4:41 pm
BabbleRabble

ge 8 -- precious stone and fire or end employment: ter******; pl
4:41 pm
bichon

Fireworks. Anyone needs some clues?
4:41 pm
BabbleRabble

congrats, bichon
4:41 pm
bichon

ty
4:42 pm
Kazozz

me bichon i still cant get the en 7/32!
4:42 pm
Trifioso

babble rabble, can you SEE me? I have been monkeying for those, and was just about to ask for clues and there you were! thanks!
4:42 pm
bichon

en 7 are your foes
4:43 pm
Kazozz

oh duh and now i get Babbles clue...brain is fried I guess and ty bichon
4:43 pm
BabbleRabble

good job, Tri!
4:45 pm
Dreamweaver

Hardly ever get to Babble anumore, but a few spare minutes this evening...just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
4:45 pm
Trifioso

good job YOU
4:45 pm
BabbleRabble

ee 8 --- weird, mysterious atmosphere
4:46 pm
renfield

same to you dreamweaver
4:46 pm
BabbleRabble

merry christmas to you, dreamweaver
4:46 pm
LynnNate08

hi all merry xmas!
4:46 pm
BabbleRabble

ren, is your family getting healthier?
4:47 pm
BabbleRabble

merry xmas, Lynn
4:47 pm
renfield

somewhat - still waiting on the knee replacement -
4:48 pm
renfield

merry christmas lynn
4:49 pm
BabbleRabble

fi 8 === the state or quality of being fi 4
4:51 pm
BabbleRabble

ge 7 -- mini unit of heredity; pl
4:52 pm
BabbleRabble

mi 7 == sounds like more of a chinese dynasty
4:52 pm
LynnNate08

i didnt get not one of those clues lol
4:52 pm
BabbleRabble

pi 7 -- van cliburn
4:53 pm
BabbleRabble

pa 6 -- bovine dropping(s)
4:55 pm
BabbleRabble

re 5 -- tenure of royalty; pt
4:56 pm
Trifioso

babble, can I please have a clue for the ne 6, 24, 7 36 combo?
4:57 pm
itsonme

Babble, you're on a roll!
4:57 pm
BabbleRabble

ne 6 --- what must be closed to keep the bovines in; pl
4:57 pm
BabbleRabble

butter
4:59 pm
Trifioso

got it, but not through the cows....how are they related?
5:01 pm
EspritdJean

think about a livestock pen tri
5:02 pm
itsonme

woohoo done with the t's :)
5:03 pm
Trifioso

i did, i just don' t see how the cows are involved...is it a knee thing?
5:03 pm
KCCSS

e
5:03 pm
BabbleRabble

ti 5 -- add what the summer sun does;
ti 8 --- extend with fewer: l***
5:04 pm
EspritdJean

it's ne+ the door to a fence
5:07 pm
BabbleRabble

if not closed the bovines will take their leave of the enclosure and have to be retrieved
5:08 pm
Trifioso

i got the word, thanks! just trying to figure out the clue
5:08 pm
EspritdJean

didn't I help you?
5:08 pm
Trifioso

yes, thanks.
5:09 pm
lil*monkey

evening and Merry Christmas Eve to all my Babble friends :)
5:09 pm
BabbleRabble

and to you, lil
5:09 pm
Babs1

help with your ti 8 clue BR...extends from the ti5?
5:10 pm
lil*monkey

Babs, it's the "female" version of ti5
5:10 pm
lil*monkey

TY Babble Rabble :)
5:11 pm
itsonme

hey monkey, merry christmas to you as well! its hard to believe its almost here!
5:11 pm
Babs1

thanks!
5:11 pm
Babs1

how about the i words from the left colum?
5:12 pm
BabbleRabble

in 6 -- what must be closed to keep the kine in; pl
5:12 pm
itsonme

in + opening to fence + pl
5:13 pm
Babs1

thanks ..a bit fishy I'm afraid
5:13 pm
lil*monkey

i see our Hawaiian goose is here!
5:13 pm
BabbleRabble

perhaps a one-way opening?
5:15 pm
lil*monkey

Yes, itsonme! It's almost time! Is your stocking hung?
5:15 pm
BabbleRabble

me 6 --- add a heathen: **f*d*l; pl
5:15 pm
BabbleRabble

hanging stockings must be for a capital offense
5:16 pm
itsonme

Actually they are still in their boxes in the garage, monkey!
5:17 pm
mo

finally got fireworks .... so before I take my leave I would like to wish everyone a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
5:17 pm
BabbleRabble

congrats, mo and merry christmas
5:18 pm
itsonme

congrats mo! merry christmas to you as well!
5:18 pm
Kazozz

same to you mo, congrats
5:18 pm
mo

ty BabbleRabble and all best wishes to you too.
5:18 pm
Babs1

what a funny word...guess I don't have any of those creatures follwing me around...
5:19 pm
lil*monkey

Merry Christmas mo!!!!! Long time , no see :) xxx
5:19 pm
mo

and Kazozz and itsonme too.
5:20 pm
mamabear

Merry Christmas everyone!!!
5:20 pm
lil*monkey

just got that kooky me6/7 word
5:20 pm
lil*monkey

Merry Christmas mamabear!
5:21 pm
mo

yes monkey ... I have been here but not had time to chat.
5:21 pm
mamabear

big grid for a holiday!
5:22 pm
itsonme

merry christmas memabear!
5:23 pm
mamabear

thanks, lil* and its!!
5:23 pm
lil*monkey

wonder why "mega" isn't a word
5:23 pm
itsonme

*mamabear
5:23 pm
lil*monkey


mamabear, are you on Facebook?
5:23 pm
BabbleRabble

ap 7 -- add a flightless bird: r*****; pl
5:23 pm
BabbleRabble

merry xmas, mamabear
5:24 pm
mamabear

I am lil* but don't go on often
5:24 pm
lil*monkey

i wanted to add you as friend... are you babble mamabear ?
5:25 pm
BabbleRabble

or add a rodent, *at and go fiy a k***; pl
5:26 pm
lil*monkey

that's not working, BR
5:27 pm
BabbleRabble

should be: or add a rodent, r** and go fiy a k***; pl
5:28 pm
lil*monkey

OK that worked, thank you :)
5:29 pm
flosey

back for a few more
5:30 pm
BabbleRabble

hello, flosey snow stopped?
5:30 pm
itsonme

100 to go!
5:31 pm
flosey

seems so BR - hope it stays that way
5:31 pm
flosey

had to dig the car out again
5:31 pm
flosey

should say hubby did
5:31 pm
BabbleRabble

gets old
5:31 pm
flosey

we lost power for 4 hours this morning
5:32 pm
BabbleRabble

wow, has been an ordeal
5:32 pm
BabbleRabble

de 6 -- peter was one three times
5:32 pm
flosey

when I called hydro this morning at 7:30, they thought it might take all day to fix - the entire island was out
5:33 pm
flosey

could I please have a clue for fi9
5:33 pm
periwinkle

hello, I messed up my computer completely. I installed AVG when I still had parts of NOrton in my computer. So I just uninstalled AVG and things are better now.
5:34 pm
BabbleRabble

fi 9 --- add alt sp for aaron and fewer: l***
5:34 pm
periwinkle

I can't get rid of all of Norton though and it is very frustrating. There is a person in my complex who is a computer expert but he charges $50. 00 initially
5:35 pm
BabbleRabble

go to the norton site and check support, peri. may be able to get email support
5:35 pm
lexleeanne

hey y'all
5:36 pm
BabbleRabble

I had a heck of a time getting norton off finally reformatted
5:36 pm
flosey

tks BR but not getting the alt sp. for aaron
5:36 pm
BabbleRabble

hello, lexleeanne
5:36 pm
lynxxx

Hi peri - I had a problem with my Norton (one part wsn't working) Contacted theiur support and they accessed my PC direct and solved the problem after one hour - fantastic service at no cost
5:36 pm
periwinkle

would you like to come over and look at my computer BR? At least there is no snow here
5:36 pm
BabbleRabble

female arron
5:36 pm
lexleeanne

hey rab
5:37 pm
periwinkle

NM will check Norton site, may be back later
5:37 pm
lynxxx

fi9 redheads are renowned for this - ends in Loch **** monster
5:38 pm
lynxxx

Just passing through again - Merry Xmas Flosey, Lex & Peri! BBL
5:38 pm
flosey

thanks BR, got it
5:39 pm
lexleeanne

lynxxx - hey!
5:39 pm
flosey

and Lynxxx, tks
5:39 pm
flosey

and Merry Christmas to you too lynxxx
5:39 pm
lexleeanne

flosey, peri...merry christmas
5:40 pm
flosey

tks lex, and to you
5:40 pm
flosey

ge8 clue please?
5:45 pm
Babs1

like what a seed does to grow with a consonant missing
5:46 pm
BabbleRabble

ge 8 --- precious stone and pink slip: term*****; pl
5:47 pm
flosey

thanks Babs and BR, got them
5:48 pm
Babs1

fi 8/55?
5:48 pm
BabbleRabble

fi 4 and loch ****
5:48 pm
Babs1

got it
5:51 pm
flosey

mi8 please?
5:51 pm
BabbleRabble

mal-ingested
5:52 pm
flosey

thanks again BR
6:02 pm
godthaab

How many words today?
6:03 pm
Kazozz

flosey do you have the mi 6/21 before the 8?
6:04 pm
Kazozz

272 words
6:04 p