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View Word List Saturday, November 20, 2010

FINAL SCORES

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ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
Pinikula

nbt = no blank tile stats; nbs = no blank word stats
12:00 am
Pinikula

flip
12:00 am
Pinikula

(but that's more or less my own take on them, cos)
12:00 am
flosey

flip
12:00 am
cosdem

flip
12:00 am
Jellen

flip
12:00 am
cosdem

yay a nice meaty one
12:00 am
Brookie

flip and hi everyone!
12:00 am
dfmchfhf

flippy!
12:00 am
Erda

yuck a huge ugly one
12:00 am
dfmchfhf

number of words?
12:00 am
flosey

hi Brookie, don't believe we've met
12:00 am
Pinikula

283
12:01 am
cosdem

sn 5/6
12:01 am
MLFAN17

RE 6
12:01 am
VolleymomDee

flip and hi all!! te 6
12:01 am
cosdem

oc 5/6
12:01 am
Brookie

Not officially, flosey. I've lurked a lot, so your name is very familiar.
12:01 am
rururocks

te7
12:01 am
VolleymomDee

st 6
12:01 am
rururocks

tentie
12:01 am
Babs1

sn 7
12:01 am
MLFAN17

TA 6
12:01 am
rururocks

oops
12:02 am
cosdem

ruru said a word!
12:02 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:02 am
joshuavorbis

hi and nbt
12:02 am
Pinikula

thx ru! :)
12:02 am
rururocks

,---rookie
12:02 am
MLFAN17

TE6
12:02 am
Pinikula

thx lickety
12:02 am
flosey

oh good, thanks Lickety
12:03 am
Babs1

ca7
12:03 am
MLFAN17

SN6
12:03 am
VolleymomDee

te 7
12:03 am
MLFAN17

babs i think its a CA 5/7?
12:04 am
cosdem

yes mlf its ca 5/7 i think
12:04 am
VolleymomDee

actually ca 6 and 7 mlf
12:04 am
cosdem

or its another ca7
12:04 am
MLFAN17

hmm maybe i have a different ca 7?
12:04 am
Babs1

ne 6
12:05 am
cosdem

i think we have the same ca 7 mlf :)
12:05 am
joshuavorbis

re9
12:05 am
cosdem

ne 4/6
12:05 am
MLFAN17

RE6
12:05 am
MLFAN17

Must be cos:)
12:05 am
Babs1

re 6x2
12:06 am
rururocks

en7
12:06 am
rururocks

rins
12:06 am
rururocks

jeez.. I should go to bed
12:06 am
MLFAN17

ty ruru
12:06 am
dfmchfhf

qu12 :oO
12:06 am
Pinikula

I appreciate the help, ru! :)
12:06 am
MLFAN17

EN6
12:07 am
Pinikula

OMG there's a 12 and 13????
12:07 am
dfmchfhf

+qu13 :oO
12:07 am
joshuavorbis

holy crap i just saw
12:07 am
cosdem

omg
12:07 am
Pinikula

* pout *
12:07 am
cosdem

thats the first 13 ive seen since i joined
12:07 am
MLFAN17

woah i just noticed it on the stats
12:07 am
Pinikula

well done, dfm
12:07 am
Pinikula

me, too, cos!
12:08 am
joshuavorbis

aaaaand just got them
12:08 am
cosdem

and its a q word!
12:08 am
joshuavorbis

thanks, rome
12:08 am
VolleymomDee

en 7 x 2
12:09 am
dfmchfhf

I think I won the "longest word" (or at least "pointiest word") for today XoD
12:09 am
Pinikula

no kidding, dfm! kudos to you!
12:09 am
flosey

we could be in for power failure
12:09 am
Pinikula

(are they words we should know?)
12:09 am
dfmchfhf

but now I can't find any more words :o( and I only have 50...
12:10 am
Pinikula

* crossing fingers for flosey *
12:10 am
flosey

ty Pini
12:10 am
cosdem

wtg! i only have 10 but im looking for big words first
12:10 am
jillibus

Late flip and I see Lickety came so thanks!
12:10 am
joshuavorbis

12/144 13/170 - can't imagine seeing a word in a grid worth more points than that
12:10 am
rururocks

qu13
12:11 am
cosdem

jill -- look at the word stats :)
12:11 am
jillibus

WOW! a 13-letter word!
12:11 am
cosdem

and its a Q word
12:11 am
Brookie

Feeling unworthy, can't find the 12 or 13. :-(
12:11 am
Pinikula

* sniffle *
12:11 am
rururocks

65 7's!!!! *passes out*
12:11 am
flosey

hi jilli, any signs of power outage up there?
12:11 am
Pinikula

are the 12 and 13 'normal' words?
12:11 am
flosey

ours went off but came back
12:11 am
joshuavorbis

depends where you live, pini
12:11 am
rururocks

sorta
12:11 am
jillibus

No, flosey, not a flicker
12:12 am
cosdem

65 7s? i see only 23 7s but 65 6s
12:12 am
rururocks

100
12:12 am
dfmchfhf

pini I wouldn't call them "normal"...
12:12 am
rururocks

65 6'
12:12 am
jillibus

well, I won't have much time for this one! Bridge tomorrow if I can get through the snow ;)
12:12 am
rururocks

65 6's.. whew
12:12 am
VolleymomDee

found the qu 12 and 13 yippeeeeeeeeeeeeekyyay!
12:12 am
flosey

me too
12:13 am
Pinikula

* squinting eyes to concentrate on letters - hoping they jump out at me *
12:13 am
dfmchfhf

I miss Bridge :o(
12:13 am
Jellen

nbt
12:13 am
dfmchfhf

whoo I'm starting to find words again! ^.^
12:13 am
Pinikula

well done, jellen
12:14 am
jillibus

wtg jellen!
12:14 am
VolleymomDee

ae 7 nbt
12:14 am
jillibus

phant -- etcetera
12:15 am
jillibus

(which is really 2 words)
12:15 am
dfmchfhf

Are any tiles pre-blanked?
12:15 am
joshuavorbis

funny how only the last bit of the qu12/13 works as a word on its own
12:15 am
VolleymomDee

hugs jili; hi pini, ru, josh, jell, et al
12:15 am
cosdem

yes dfm
12:15 am
MLFAN17

dee whatever you do dont look at the stats lol
12:16 am
cosdem

first column O, last E in 4th column and the last two tiles in the lasyt column?
12:16 am
Jellen

wtg Dee
12:16 am
VolleymomDee

pretty amazing
12:16 am
cosdem

that was for dfm
12:16 am
VolleymomDee

oc 5 and oc 6
12:16 am
joshuavorbis

i guess if there was a word longer than 13 letters it would not be accepted by the grid?
12:16 am
jillibus

I'm not even trying for the Q12/13 yet
12:17 am
dfmchfhf

thanks cos :o)
12:17 am
MLFAN17

i am but in between
12:17 am
cosdem

ok stats for the A in last column?
12:17 am
Pinikula

* still looking *
12:17 am
Jellen

ae 6/18
12:17 am
dfmchfhf

I don't know why but I see a phantom "tea-time"... o.0
12:17 am
VolleymomDee

phant nectarine
12:18 am
joshuavorbis

at least two of those, jellen
12:18 am
VolleymomDee

ae 7
12:18 am
cosdem

i keep seeing retreat
12:18 am
Pinikula

found the 'spanish money'
12:18 am
dfmchfhf

I don't know where the M comes from :o/
12:18 am
cosdem

ty jellen
12:19 am
VolleymomDee

ce 8/50
12:19 am
cosdem

how abt the A in 4th column? :)
12:20 am
VolleymomDee

ae 7 /32 as I said at 12:18 lol
12:20 am
Pinikula

ac4
12:20 am
cosdem

oh sorry :)
12:20 am
VolleymomDee

no problem... thot that would get your attention
12:20 am
MLFAN17

4th column E stats please?
12:20 am
cosdem

thanks pinki that was a fish!
12:20 am
PAV3

odeah..it's a biggie...do I have the energy? hmmm
12:20 am
cosdem

and ty dee :)
12:21 am
Pinikula

ac5, too, cos
12:21 am
cosdem

ok i need one more for nbt..
12:21 am
joshuavorbis

pav feast your eyes on a 12/13 combo
12:21 am
jillibus

I just need the Ein the 4th column
12:21 am
PAV3

that's what I'm saying...4 lttr words are hard enough!
12:21 am
cosdem

me too jill
12:21 am
joshuavorbis

ea5/10
12:21 am
MLFAN17

jill i need that E as well
12:22 am
VolleymomDee

te 7 x 2
12:22 am
dizgrannie

thnx Josh...NBT
12:22 am
cosdem

ty josh.. NBT
12:23 am
jillibus

yay -- nbt -- ty josh
12:23 am
MLFAN17

i ahve an EA 5/10 from a different E
12:24 am
cosdem

change the last letter mlf
12:24 am
flosey

wtg jilli
12:24 am
MLFAN17

okay duhh thanks
12:24 am
jillibus

ty flosey
12:24 am
PAV3

ya know, I think I'll come back after a night's rest...started the last of my week long staycations..no work 'til the 29th!!! ...just baking...
12:25 am
VolleymomDee

how many ca 7's please?
12:25 am
rururocks

I have 2 so far
12:25 am
VolleymomDee

ty... still missing one then
12:26 am
MLFAN17

A in the last column stats please?
12:26 am
VolleymomDee

ca 7 x 3 so far
12:26 am
cosdem

hmm cetera isnt accepted :(
12:27 am
dizgrannie

ae 6/7, MLF
12:27 am
MLFAN17

thanks diz is it a word i should know?
12:27 am
dizgrannie

yep
12:28 am
cosdem

it was in the last grid i think?
12:28 am
cosdem

the ae
12:28 am
cosdem

or the one b4 that
12:29 am
MLFAN17

hmm
12:29 am
dfmchfhf

I ... *think* I'm at nbt. :oD
12:29 am
cosdem

i think its a babblet
12:29 am
MLFAN17

its probably a word i didnt find then either lol
12:30 am
cosdem

wtg df,!!
12:30 am
cosdem

lol
12:30 am
MLFAN17

i have ae 5 which is a babblet
12:30 am
Pinikula

tr8, tr9
12:30 am
joshuavorbis

add a consonant, mlf. not for the right A, but for a 6
12:31 am
joshuavorbis

ha - only natural that that would be a word if the qu12/13 is a word, pini
12:31 am
cosdem

ae5 is similar....
12:31 am
Pinikula

NBT and bedtime for moi! :)
12:31 am
Pinikula

I'm a little slow, josh! :)
12:31 am
Pinikula

cya tmw! :) * poof *
12:31 am
joshuavorbis

you're not that slow - i only found it after you mentioned it
12:31 am
VolleymomDee

ta 6/18 and ta 7/28
12:31 am
dfmchfhf

XoD I thought it was te- and not tr- >.>
12:32 am
MLFAN17

should i extend the ae 5 10 i have?
12:32 am
cosdem

no
12:32 am
cosdem

ae + r4 lol
12:33 am
m9f9l

late flip!
12:33 am
joshuavorbis

you should also extend the ae5/10 you have for a separate 6
12:35 am
MLFAN17

crap
12:36 am
flosey

thanks josh
12:36 am
VolleymomDee

re 7 and re 9/66
12:37 am
MLFAN17

RE 6 X 3
12:37 am
dfmchfhf

ae6/18 (cryptic) fluff up per pcs., and give a rank (6) (it's a horrible clue :o( )
12:38 am
MLFAN17

i have the AE 5/6
12:39 am
jillibus

oh dear, yawns have arrived
12:40 am
cosdem

3 more words then bed
12:40 am
rururocks

200
12:40 am
MLFAN17

i hve my usual 66 and no nbt
12:40 am
cosdem

why isnt anteater accepted?!
12:40 am
cosdem

oh bc it isnt in the grid lol
12:41 am
jillibus

lol cos!
12:41 am
m9f9l

as usual.. one tile I can't get for nbt..
12:41 am
dfmchfhf

because even "ante" isn't accepted, cos
12:41 am
rururocks

ra8
12:41 am
MLFAN17

silly you cos lol
12:41 am
cosdem

im tired lol
12:41 am
cosdem

which tile m9?
12:41 am
MLFAN17

RA 6
12:41 am
m9f9l

4th column.. top e
12:42 am
Jillyjill

Just got home froma concert...wish I had seen all the c words before I dove into grid...lol
12:42 am
cosdem

ea 5/10 its similar to the other ea5/10 just change the last letter
12:42 am
dfmchfhf

phantom "Socrates"! >.>
12:42 am
MLFAN17

jilly did you see the qu words?
12:43 am
m9f9l

thanks! nbt
12:43 am
Jillyjill

well, 5 isn't too bad...
12:43 am
cosdem

ya
12:43 am
jillibus

wtg m9
12:43 am
cosdem

yw i mean
12:43 am
m9f9l

I should have just typed that in when i discarded it!!!!
12:43 am
Jillyjill

phantom word...rector
12:43 am
MLFAN17

PHANTOM recenter
12:43 am
m9f9l

there's a THIRTEEN!?!?!?!!?!?
12:44 am
dfmchfhf

o.0 I slapped my keyboard (it wasn't responding) and it gave me a word
12:44 am
cosdem

and its a Q word m9
12:44 am
MLFAN17

and 12
12:44 am
cosdem

lol dfm
12:45 am
MLFAN17

okay i cant get nbt but i am over 66 words i am out poof
12:45 am
cosdem

last night i was trying to go to sleep and when i closed my eyes all i could see was the grid.. is that a bad thing?
12:45 am
rururocks

yes
12:45 am
dfmchfhf

no cos sometimes I babble in my sleep and wake up to enter new words!
12:45 am
Jillyjill

ouch...just saw WHAT the q words were....oh dear!!
12:45 am
cosdem

thought so!
12:46 am
dfmchfhf

(but I have eiditic/photographic memory, so maybe that's related...)
12:46 am
rururocks

pini's quilt is a grid.. I don't know how she does it
12:46 am
jillibus

bye mlf
12:46 am
cosdem

dang thats impressiv e
12:47 am
dfmchfhf

quilt... grid? o.0
12:47 am
cosdem

<-- proud of myself. found two ee words!
12:47 am
jillibus

<-- pats cos on the back
12:47 am
cosdem

and thats it for me... i need to go watch 3rd rock from the sun and family ties on my dvr then go to bed!
12:48 am
cosdem

night all! see ya tomorrow
12:48 am
jillibus

night cos
12:49 am
dfmchfhf

night cos :o)
12:49 am
Jillyjill

niters cos!
12:49 am
m9f9l

thanks...got the 12 and 13
12:50 am
jillibus

wow, m9 -- I haven't even tried yet
12:50 am
VolleymomDee

ra 7/28 and ra 8/40
12:50 am
Jellen

Hello again...computer's acting up...
12:51 am
rururocks

tr9
12:51 am
jillibus

hi jellen -- bummer
12:51 am
m9f9l

hi jellen!!
12:51 am
rururocks

4 8's to go
12:51 am
dfmchfhf

poor computer...
12:52 am
rururocks

does it need a time out jellen?
12:52 am
m9f9l

nbs
12:52 am
VolleymomDee

3 8's here; I have ce 8/50; ra 8/40 and tr 8/45
12:53 am
jillibus

wtg m9
12:54 am
VolleymomDee

wtg m9
12:54 am
Jillyjill

*pats self on back* got the 12 and 13 all on my own....I'm a grown up babbler!! LOL
12:54 am
rururocks

*puts away jilly jill's trainer wheels*
12:54 am
Jillyjill

hi there ruru....rofl
12:55 am
dfmchfhf

congrats jilly :o) *hands jilly his "I'm a grown-up now!" merit badge*
12:55 am
jillibus

wtg sis
12:57 am
joshuavorbis

sc8 dee
12:57 am
rururocks

thanks josh
12:58 am
VolleymomDee

ty josh!
12:59 am
VolleymomDee

so 2 short now :)
12:59 am
Jillyjill

thanks jilli!!
1:01 am
dfmchfhf

thanks for the ce dee :o)
1:01 am
VolleymomDee

te 7 x 3 so far
1:02 am
joshuavorbis

ra7/8
1:02 am
VolleymomDee

ty josh have those 2
1:03 am
joshuavorbis

ra7/8 x 2
1:03 am
joshuavorbis

sorry
1:03 am
VolleymomDee

aww ty looking!
1:03 am
joshuavorbis

ra6/8 and ra7/8
1:05 am
rururocks

night all. I am done for today
1:05 am
m9f9l

night ru
1:05 am
dfmchfhf

<-- is about to fall asleep on the 'g' again.. night all.... :o)
1:05 am
Jellen

G'night, ruru
1:05 am
VolleymomDee

nite ru
1:05 am
Jellen

G'night, dfm
1:05 am
rururocks

une here?
1:06 am
rururocks

240 une
1:07 am
VolleymomDee

216 wtg ru!
1:07 am
rururocks

241...lol
1:08 am
joshuavorbis

looking forward to your bleary-eyed fireworks 2 hours from now, ruru
1:08 am
Jillyjill

Hi Jellen!
1:08 am
Jillyjill

niters ru
1:08 am
Jellen

Hi, Jilly
1:09 am
m9f9l

i had late flip.. I'm still at 180
1:09 am
rururocks

*bleary eyed now*
1:09 am
dfmchfhf

*falls asleep on the 'y' key instead*
1:09 am
VolleymomDee

wtg m9
1:09 am
Jillyjill

well, the gin and tonic hubby made is telling me I need to head to bed...niters all...still happy I found the 12 and 13!! See you all tomorrow.
1:10 am
Jellen

G'night, Jilly
1:10 am
m9f9l

night jilly
1:11 am
VolleymomDee

still missing 2 o's and for the life of me can't see them
1:11 am
joshuavorbis

os5? musical group?
1:11 am
joshuavorbis

whales?
1:12 am
rururocks

whales? it will be a fluke if you find that one
1:13 am
VolleymomDee

missed the whales, thot I entered that... so only one more o...
1:13 am
joshuavorbis

two different whale words
1:13 am
VolleymomDee

ty that was it!
1:13 am
joshuavorbis

whale done with that pun, ruru
1:14 am
VolleymomDee

last 2 columns greyed, but still 54 more words... wow
1:14 am
rururocks

yeah.. baleen myself out of that one
1:15 am
m9f9l

don't encourage him.. or we'll have to listen to him blubber all evening!
1:15 am
m9f9l

see?? thar he blows!
1:15 am
rururocks

ROFL
1:15 am
joshuavorbis

ruru just won't cut himself free, willy
1:15 am
rururocks

HAHHAHAHAH
1:16 am
m9f9l

beluga believe it!
1:16 am
rururocks

I have no de -flense for that
1:16 am
joshuavorbis

i feel like i could spout these off all day
1:17 am
Jellen

Are you all about fin-ished?
1:17 am
jillibus

I wish my minkes would find more words
1:17 am
rururocks

once you get over the humpback jilli
1:18 am
jillibus

am I blue...
1:18 am
m9f9l

he's harpooning on the subject now
1:18 am
joshuavorbis

i'll have to call a big bad hollywood guy up to ruru's house to straighten him out. mickey rorqual sort him out
1:19 am
rururocks

I am tired of you all beaching yourselves
1:19 am
jillibus

narwhal he's acting like that
1:20 am
rururocks

*poor hoot's having a coronary right now*
1:20 am
jillibus

hope she's not online...
1:21 am
rururocks

well at the sperm of the moment.. she could be
1:21 am
rururocks

*giggle*
1:22 am
jillibus

I need my pillow -- sea you later
1:22 am
rururocks

surf's you right jilli
1:22 am
VolleymomDee

nite jili
1:23 am
Jellen

*waves goodbye*
1:23 am
m9f9l

now I call that a breach of etiquette
1:24 am
rururocks

no.. m9 she did that on porpoise
1:24 am
m9f9l

ah.. I pod so.
1:24 am
jillibus

<-- flounders off to bed
1:24 am
rururocks

LOL
1:25 am
m9f9l

get much worse we'll make you walk the plankton
1:25 am
rururocks

go ahead jilli just for the halibut
1:25 am
VolleymomDee

phew finally have all the dumb r's
1:26 am
jillibus

salmon chanted evening ...
1:26 am
rururocks

ROFL
1:26 am
joshuavorbis

cod you all please keep it down i'm marching towards fireworks here
1:26 am
m9f9l

sing that with a little sole would you?
1:27 am
m9f9l

huh.. marching. We're doing quite swimmingly
1:27 am
rururocks

from that perch good for you josh
1:27 am
rururocks

wish I could be of more kelp
1:27 am
rururocks

*giggle*
1:28 am
m9f9l

squid you give me the stats for the far right a's?
1:28 am
rururocks

water with another vowell
1:29 am
m9f9l

tank you
1:29 am
rururocks

I need to read a book and keep my self octipied
1:29 am
jillibus

oc5 this silliness
1:30 am
m9f9l

ah but we cuttle do that!
1:30 am
rururocks

don't be an old crustacean jilli
1:30 am
rururocks

lol
1:31 am
m9f9l

phant cetacean!!!
1:31 am
jillibus

as I said, it's oyster bed for me...
1:32 am
m9f9l

careful if you don't want a barnacle sandwich!
1:32 am
m9f9l

nice one jilli!
1:32 am
joshuavorbis

wahoo, fireworks
1:32 am
rururocks

well its better we are good friends than anemonies
1:32 am
m9f9l

WTG josh!!!
1:32 am
rururocks

anemones
1:33 am
rururocks

yeah josh.. I have 33 to go
1:33 am
joshuavorbis

last word the weird qu6 that was in the grid a few days ago
1:33 am
jillibus

whale of a good job, josh
1:34 am
joshuavorbis

i used lickety for last 20. i'm fortuna'd for his list
1:34 am
VolleymomDee

wtg josh!! 26 left here
1:34 am
Jellen

Yay for josh!!!
1:34 am
VolleymomDee

last 8 is ce 8/45
1:34 am
joshuavorbis

hoo-ray
1:35 am
jillibus

over halfway and I'm really going now -- night all and *poof*
1:35 am
rururocks

see you in the manta-ana
1:35 am
m9f9l

he's the manta do the job!
1:35 am
Jellen

G'night, jilli
1:35 am
rururocks

*snap*
1:36 am
m9f9l

you wish!
1:36 am
m9f9l

;-)
1:37 am
joshuavorbis

ruru, this grid has got you hook, line and sinker
1:37 am
m9f9l

I am so close to 1/2way... trudge... trudge....
1:37 am
m9f9l

time to fish or cut bait!
1:37 am
VolleymomDee

16 left...
1:38 am
joshuavorbis

you're reely close, dee
1:38 am
joshuavorbis

you've got this grid bait
1:38 am
m9f9l

go dee!
1:39 am
VolleymomDee

14
1:40 am
VolleymomDee

9
1:40 am
m9f9l

1/2way!!
1:41 am
VolleymomDee

wtg
1:41 am
Jellen

wtg, m9!
1:41 am
m9f9l

thanks
1:42 am
rururocks

I am really migrating to bed now...
1:43 am
m9f9l

it's a Mysticeti to me why you try and get the last word in...
1:43 am
m9f9l

nite ru
1:43 am
VolleymomDee

fireworks
1:44 am
m9f9l

whoo hoo dee. wtg!
1:44 am
flosey

wow, wtg Dee
1:44 am
VolleymomDee

ty and ty lickety!!! Hi flosey!
1:44 am
Jellen

Congrats, Dee!!!
1:45 am
flosey

hi Dee, have really been deep in this grid
1:45 am
VolleymomDee

ty... it is a fun one flosey! How are your eyes doing?
1:45 am
VolleymomDee

ty jell
1:45 am
flosey

great thanks Dee, did I telll you, 20/20 vision again
1:46 am
flosey

only need glasses for computer and reading
1:46 am
flosey

and just pharmacy types 1.5 and 2.5
1:47 am
VolleymomDee

absolutely fantastic!! Now, aren't you glad you had the surgery?
1:47 am
flosey

wonder why I put it off for last 2 years
1:48 am
VolleymomDee

It is amazing what fear does to us.
1:48 am
flosey

the idea of a knife to eyeball really frightened me until I talked to several friends who were so delighted with results
1:49 am
flosey

with *their* results
1:50 am
VolleymomDee

I totally understand that... is very scary, until you actually know folks who have done it. So glad you finally did!
1:50 am
m9f9l

"the dreadin' is worse than the doin'"
1:50 am
flosey

thanks Dee, me too
1:51 am
m9f9l

(on my friend's mom's headstone)
1:51 am
VolleymomDee

great one m9
1:51 am
VolleymomDee

well all I must get moving; tomorrow is going to be a very busy and long day
1:51 am
flosey

that's for sure m9
1:51 am
flosey

sweet dreams Dee
1:51 am
m9f9l

ok.. nite dee
1:52 am
VolleymomDee

*poofing with hugs*!!!
1:52 am
Jellen

G'night, Dee
1:58 am
Jellen

Finally passed half-way...
1:59 am
m9f9l

wtg Jellen!
2:00 am
Jellen

Thanks
2:03 am
Jellen

Think I'll head toward bed...G'night, everyone...
2:06 am
flosey

g'night Jellen, well done
2:13 am
m9f9l

well... 100 left for tomorrow. I'm off! g'night!
2:14 am
m9f9l

ok.. 99! *poof*!
2:14 am
flosey

g'night m9
2:15 am
flosey

hmmm, am I the only one left in here?
2:27 am
Dianne

no flosey - I've been lurking.
2:28 am
flosey

ah, hello Dianne
2:29 am
flosey

was feeling lonely
2:29 am
flosey

not that I talk that much!
2:29 am
Dianne

you never talk too much.
2:31 am
flosey

just comforting to see a bit of action
2:32 am
Dianne

Has it gotten cold where you are?
2:32 am
flosey

yes, we had our first snowfall late today
2:32 am
flosey

ground isn't frozen though, won't stay
2:33 am
flosey

south-west corner of BC is milder than the rest
2:34 am
Dianne

When the temp goes below 25c here folks get out their boots, sweaters and scarves ! Today it's around 24c.
2:35 am
flosey

I have trouble with C. grew up with F. so that would be around 50F ?
2:36 am
Dianne

More like 75 F.
2:40 am
flosey

sorry for delay - we lost power again - second time tonight
2:42 am
flosey

happens when we have this kind of weather
2:42 am
dfmchfhf

(sleepBabbleChatting) oh hey, someone from Hong Kong! *waves*
2:42 am
flosey

hi dfm
2:43 am
Dianne

Hello to you.
2:43 am
flosey

where are you?
2:43 am
dfmchfhf

hi flosey... woke up from sleep, will probably be back asleep very soon...
2:43 am
dfmchfhf

(Ottawa)
2:43 am
Dianne

screen
2:43 am
flosey

ah, I was born/raised near Toronto
2:44 am
Dianne

oops
2:44 am
dfmchfhf

born HK, been near Toronto most of my life since I was five
2:45 am
flosey

ah, lived in Scarborough, North York, Aurora
2:45 am
flosey

now west coast BC
2:46 am
dfmchfhf

Being a student in co-op has its advantages, I'm spending September to December up here :o)
2:46 am
flosey

ah, what are you studying?
2:46 am
dfmchfhf

CS / pure math major
2:47 am
flosey

ah, hubby was math/physics
2:49 am
dfmchfhf

I'm probably gonna go back to sleep, looked up and got excited by the HK flag earlier :o3
2:50 am
flosey

pretty late there
2:50 am
dfmchfhf

yeah... although I normally sleep at around now o.0 and wake up in 5 hours...
2:50 am
dfmchfhf

feeling extra sleepy today though :o(
2:50 am
flosey

5 hours is enough?
2:51 am
flosey

g'night then
2:51 am
dfmchfhf

If I sleep any more I feel really groggy when I wake up :o( and it persists the whole day
2:52 am
flosey

that's nasty
2:53 am
dfmchfhf

mmhmm. g'night (again) | (-.-) | ..zzzZZZ
2:53 am
flosey

restful sleep now
3:27 am
varumba

helloooooooooo
3:27 am
varumba

i see we have a bigger grid today.... how is it?
3:28 am
FMitch

Morning var a bigger grid and some bigger words too! Am just starting out so no idea if it is kind or bitey.
3:28 am
varumba

ok FM and good morning to you too :)
3:29 am
hurshy

i'm just starting out too and only playing in an attempt to forget how miserable i am, so i hardly care whether the grid is good or not
3:29 am
sprite

morning all, looks like a lovely Saturday grid.
3:29 am
sandrafrances

Morning all how many in this big grid today
3:29 am
varumba

what's the matter hursh??
3:29 am
varumba

hi sprite :)
3:29 am
sprite

283 sandra, morning
3:30 am
varumba

283 sandra, and hiiiiiiii
3:30 am
FMitch

Hey hursh and spritey sprite and sand ... 283 words.
3:30 am
sandrafrances

Thanks
3:30 am
hurshy

can't sleep, hate my job, don't like myself very much - all the usual things.
3:30 am
sprite

((((hursh))))
3:30 am
FMitch

and there is a 12 and 13 letter word today too sand
3:30 am
varumba

i know how you feel ....... I'd love to have a rpivate chat with you to dshare the "tools" I was given to feel better about myself...
3:30 am
sprite

oh wow! real biggies :)
3:30 am
varumba

oh my i hadn'te ven noticed FM!
3:31 am
sprite

a very wet grid, at first look, lol
3:31 am
sandrafrances

I have never seen those size words before
3:31 am
varumba

what does "wet grid' mean sprite?
3:31 am
sprite

so sorry to hear that, hursh. Turning the tide is a tough job, isn't it... I wish I could send you a bit of optimism.
3:32 am
FMitch

'cos there is an oc5 in there var
3:32 am
sprite

oc, aq
3:32 am
varumba

oooh ok :) i thought it was an expression for either easy or tough.....
3:32 am
varumba

i think my babble brain isn't on yet
3:33 am
FMitch

lol
3:33 am
sprite

lol no, just the first words I found were all water related
3:33 am
lynxxx

Evening all - as the bobbies say
3:34 am
varumba

hi there lynxxx
3:34 am
sprite

hi lyn :D
3:34 am
FMitch

Evening lynxxx!
3:35 am
varumba

well i guess i better start....
3:35 am
FMitch

Dixon of Dock Green was the most famouse TV bobby for that phrase (showing my age).
3:35 am
sprite

it is the only way to play the grid, varumba :D
3:36 am
varumba

:D
3:36 am
lynxxx

decent size grid and coffee and Spooks has just started - what more could I want
3:36 am
sprite

hehehe FM, or your memory
3:36 am
varumba

i was having breakfast ;)
3:36 am
FMitch

:) sprite and it was in black and white.
3:37 am
sprite

I still need coffee and breakfast (hubby took ca4 of terra this morning and then went for another nap on the couch, grin). But the grid, the size, the big biggies and of course the company are a joy.
3:37 am
lynxxx

you are NOT that old FM
3:37 am
rubyfoo

gd morning everybody
3:37 am
sprite

lollll ok FM, your age then ;)
3:37 am
varumba

good morning ruby!
3:37 am
sprite

morning rubyfoo
3:37 am
lynxxx

hi Ruby
3:37 am
FMitch

bless you lynxx I am
3:38 am
FMitch

Morning ruby!
3:38 am
sprite

male cow dung, FM. You will never be old.
3:39 am
FMitch

LOL!
3:39 am
rubyfoo

is hurshy still there? I think Nov3mber is tough for everybody in the northern hemisphere!
3:40 am
sprite

I hope she is, rubyfoo.
3:40 am
sprite

and not sure about November being hard... I find December a lot harder to stomach.
3:41 am
rubyfoo

I guess the rapidly shortening days and the terrible weather do me in, in Nov
3:42 am
sprite

maybe it is a bit better here. We had some awfully cold storm-and-hail-and-rain days, but also a couple of sunny days. Yesterday was wonderful. Cold, but sunny and with that crispy feeling in the air.
3:43 am
FMitch

I love those sorts of days.
3:43 am
FMitch

Today is mild but gloomy/grey
3:43 am
sprite

oh yes! And Terra loves them too.
3:43 am
rubyfoo

we rarely get sunny and crisp here
3:43 am
rubyfoo

acted
3:43 am
varumba

*thanks ruby*
3:44 am
sprite

and the reciprocal thing too, rubyfoo
3:44 am
rubyfoo

ooops, sorry, can't chat and find words at the same time! Is there more coffee in the PB?
3:44 am
FMitch

but there is a good sized grid to be done and I don't have to go anywhere.
3:44 am
sprite

if so, I am coming with you, grin
3:44 am
rubyfoo

ty, sprite
3:45 am
rubyfoo

this is a lovely grid, at least so far
3:45 am
rubyfoo

rate
3:45 am
lshult

morning all
3:45 am
rubyfoo

catter
3:45 am
sprite

today is hanging in the balance still, weather-wise. Overcast, but just thinly. If the sun peeps through, it may become lovely again. But if not, just as you say, FM. A good day anyway :)
3:45 am
rubyfoo

slinking away....
3:45 am
rubyfoo

hello ishult, I am making faux pas right and left
3:45 am
sprite

hi Ishult
3:45 am
FMitch

Hey Ishult! how are things in your neck of the woods?
3:46 am
lynxxx

hi Ishult
3:46 am
varumba

h ishult, nice to meet you
3:46 am
lshult

all quiet
3:46 am
rubyfoo

I'll bet you have wonderful weather, ishult
3:46 am
lshult

all quiet
3:46 am
sprite

all quiet is great.
3:46 am
lshult

having a lazy day
3:46 am
rubyfoo

you would probably like our rain and cold, at least for a couple of days!
3:47 am
lshult

mabye a couple of days would be nice
3:48 am
lshult

anyone know what the big words start with?
3:48 am
sprite

not yet, but looking forward to finding them. Wonder if they are compounds (for being so huge)
3:49 am
rubyfoo

I only have one ce8/50 - what the press tried to do to bad news
3:49 am
varumba

i think most of use here have just started the grid ishult
3:49 am
lshult

been looking for over an hour now without luck
3:49 am
sprite

my list boasts 2 7s. That is it, lol
3:50 am
varumba

oh i've got 4! but dont'even know which ones.. would have to look at my list ;)
3:50 am
FMitch

I know what they start with but don't want to give it away unless all are OK with it.
3:50 am
sprite

FM, I don't mind.
3:50 am
varumba

i dont'mind
3:51 am
FMitch

OK .... Q
3:51 am
lynxxx

averting my eyes for a bit so go ahead
3:51 am
sprite

oh wow
3:51 am
varumba

both of them?
3:51 am
varumba

that figures
3:51 am
FMitch

yup
3:51 am
sprite

we will make the post move down, lyn
3:52 am
sprite

down down down
3:52 am
sprite

down down down the drain...
3:52 am
FMitch

la la la
3:52 am
varumba

further down
3:52 am
varumba

and a bit more
3:52 am
sprite

there we are, all set. Come back, lyn!
3:52 am
varumba

we need a bell to ring
3:52 am
rubyfoo

hah, only found one
3:52 am
FMitch

and down
3:52 am
sprite

wouldn't that be nice!
3:52 am
sprite

ding ding!
3:53 am
hurshy

re9 played the civil war again
3:53 am
varumba

tx for that hursh!
3:53 am
FMitch

HAving a bell would be great for when hurshy plays her NTPN game
3:53 am
sprite

ah thanks hursh
3:53 am
rubyfoo

lovely hurshy
3:53 am
rubyfoo

NTPN?
3:54 am
FMitch

name that proper noun
3:54 am
sprite

I am the unofficial champion of the GWWHIM game though
3:54 am
sprite

guess which words hurshy is missing
3:54 am
rubyfoo

hahah, fm
3:55 am
rubyfoo

how can we cheer hurshy up? Shall we all sing happy songs?\
3:55 am
FMitch

bethn was def the champ of NTPN last night but hursh was on a roll
3:55 am
rubyfoo

tatter
3:55 am
hurshy

oh don't try, please, just enjoy yourselves
3:56 am
varumba

lol @ ruby
3:56 am
rubyfoo

I'm losing my marble, but cheerfully
3:56 am
sprite

we hug hurshy and are just glad she is with us
3:56 am
FMitch

you are probably right hursh our singing voices might be a tad painful at this stage of the morning :)
3:57 am
Haz1558

And there's always the risk that Vicuna might drop in.
3:57 am
varumba

hi haz!
3:57 am
sprite

or Haz. Morning Haz :)
3:57 am
rubyfoo

not even marbles! only one left
3:57 am
Haz1558

Unlikely, I know, but it's always to be considered.
3:57 am
rubyfoo

hello haz
3:57 am
FMitch

LOL I was just wondering if it was too early for Vi to be about. Morning Haz!
3:57 am
Haz1558

Hello! I can only stay briefly as I'm going bridesmaid dress shopping this morning.
3:58 am
varumba

can you just ttell me this: do the long words have a double cons in the middle? that would help me eliminate combinations ;)
3:58 am
FMitch

oooooo!
3:58 am
Haz1558

The long words are foreign. FOREIGN! mkg will be horrified.
3:58 am
varumba

n1 haz!
3:58 am
sprite

sounds lovely, Haz. Bound to be fun! I hope you will succeed.
3:59 am
FMitch

and what is the colour chart being considered for the dresses?
3:59 am
Haz1558

It's just a kind of recce to start with, I don't think any decisions will be reached.
3:59 am
lynxxx

Hello Haz.
3:59 am
Haz1558

Well, we're NOT going for the luminous range.
3:59 am
rubyfoo

foreign in which direction, haz?
3:59 am
Haz1558

Hello, lynxxx.
3:59 am
sprite

ah, shopping to enable later shopping.
4:00 am
FMitch

oh how disapointing *snort*
4:00 am
Haz1558

Foreign in the direction of Rome. Think of little Italian children learning their numbers.
4:00 am
varumba

tx, gave me the 12 ;)
4:00 am
varumba

and 1
4:00 am
varumba

13
4:00 am
sprite

*is kicked by monkeys for trying quarter again*
4:01 am
Haz1558

I did see horrific dresses in a magazine. Turquoise and yellow stripes.
4:01 am
varumba

and i kept looking for quarante somthing :)
4:02 am
rubyfoo

did you see the movie 27 dresses? it should be required for all brides (and bridesmaids)
4:02 am
FMitch

stripes!
4:02 am
sprite

wow party wasps, Haz. All swarming the queen bee.
4:02 am
rubyfoo

BEFORE they buy their dresses
4:02 am
Haz1558

Broad stripes but stripes nonetheless. The sort of dresses that you'd hear people use the phrase to describe them 'They're very different.'
4:03 am
sprite

thanks for the biggies
4:03 am
Haz1558

For 'different' in Northern Ireland read 'odd as get out'
4:03 am
sprite

oh yes, ouch! Painful description.
4:03 am
FMitch

Hows La Glitterati today?
4:03 am
sprite

thanks for the 9, hursh.
4:04 am
Haz1558

Spangle isn't in great form again - just about to take her out for a quick walk to see if she'll brighten up.
4:04 am
Haz1558

So, off we go! Bye!
4:04 am
sprite

bye Haz, have a good day
4:05 am
sprite

and I hope Spangle will feel better soon
4:05 am
varumba

oh i hope she does! enjoy the walk
4:05 am
FMitch

awe. See you later.
4:07 am
rubyfoo

bye haz
4:08 am
sprite

I submit a new word: more like a sea. I mean, why not??
4:08 am
varumba

did it take it?
4:08 am
sprite

no it didn't. Cannot understand why not, grin.
4:08 am
varumba

mean game!
4:09 am
sprite

absolutely
4:11 am
sprite

FM, he is waving at you again today!
4:12 am
FMitch

oh for heavens sake - I hadn't spotted him!
4:12 am
sprite

he is a bit hidden today
4:13 am
varumba

who? i guess we're talking abotu a word in the grid?
4:13 am
sprite

yes varumba, the love god!
4:13 am
Jivingjenny0

please could I have the stats for th 12 & 13?
4:13 am
FMitch

I spent an evening a few days ago shredding lots of his paperwork and statements - didn't see the point in keeping them anymore.
4:13 am
varumba

ah yes, for once i saw it without being prompted!
4:13 am
sprite

lyn, look away...
4:14 am
sprite

qu12/144 and 13/170
4:14 am
varumba

i was trying to remeber who i had to tell to look away...
4:14 am
varumba

tx sprite
4:14 am
varumba

those words are so long they almost touch the points in the list!
4:15 am
sprite

wow FM, that is good. I mean, you being able to do that.
4:15 am
sprite

down down down with the big stats...
4:15 am
sprite

down and even more down
4:15 am
varumba

oh yes, le'ts push them down
4:15 am
sprite

two more...
4:15 am
varumba

one more shoudl do it
4:16 am
varumba

lol
4:16 am
rubyfoo

I can't find them
4:16 am
sprite

yessss lyn, it is safe again! Ding ding!
4:16 am
sprite

good team work, varumba :)
4:16 am
FMitch

It felt a bit strange opening the storage box but once I started it was OK, still have quite a bit to go tho.
4:16 am
varumba

remember my question about double cons ruby? well the answer was yes: there is a double cons at the beg.....
4:16 am
varumba

lol sprite, indeed :)
4:18 am
lynxxx

Hello. Sorry to be a wet blanket but I have missed indulging in Babble for the last week so I want to stretch this one out
4:18 am
rubyfoo

my monkeys are trying every Italian number they know (not many, they are central American
4:18 am
FMitch

I blame all of you for the fact that I haven't added a new word to my list in the last hour!
4:19 am
FMitch

NP lynxxx, a good sized grid is your bonus for all the decorating you have been doing.
4:19 am
sprite

no need to be sorry, lyn! You are entitled to your babble fun.
4:20 am
FMitch

HAve you finished or is there still more painting to be done?
4:21 am
hurshy

90%
4:21 am
sprite

rubyfoo: just keep them at it. Concentrate on the big ones.
4:21 am
sprite

good going hursh
4:22 am
rubyfoo

going to see to husband
4:22 am
varumba

ruby, think of the french for 400.... in one word. in it alian
4:22 am
lynxxx

Just a few touch-ups - then onto the bedroom! new carpet to come in a couple of weeks so want t get the stripping done before that happens (messiest part)
4:22 am
lynxxx

hi Hursh
4:23 am
sprite

it sounds like a huge job, lyn. But it will be worth it on4 it is done.
4:24 am
lynxxx

Last time 'forever' - getting too old to do this again
4:24 am
sprite

I can imagine. It is rather stressful and taxing!
4:25 am
rubyfoo

saw to husband...hahah
4:25 am
rubyfoo

looking for that number, trying everything desperately!
4:25 am
varumba

did you see my clue ruby?
4:25 am
sprite

rubyfoo, scroll down for a very clear clue from varumba
4:26 am
lynxxx

any news your end Ruby - court decision wise?
4:27 am
rubyfoo

at the last minute, the lawyer told me not to bother to go, that she would take care of it and let me know on Monday....talk about anti-climax!
4:27 am
lynxxx

I'll say!
4:27 am
sprite

good for her. It saves you a lot of stress, rubyfoo.
4:28 am
FMitch

Loving the chat but I must be off for a while. TTFN
4:28 am
sprite

bye FM, loved seeing you!
4:28 am
rubyfoo

bye FM, stay warm!
4:28 am
lynxxx

bye for now FM
4:28 am
varumba

bye FM! syl
4:30 am
rubyfoo

boy, do I ever feel dumb!
4:30 am
varumba

would you like a more detailed clue?
4:30 am
varumba

i know it drivves me mad if i can't get it.....
4:31 am
sprite

be sure to give lyn warning so she doesn't see the clue, though
4:31 am
rubyfoo

you have been so helpful and I keep spelling it different ways but there is obviously something I'm missing (brain cells perhaps?)
4:31 am
varumba

i know sprite ;P
4:31 am
rubyfoo

close yu eyes for a second, pls, lynxx!
4:31 am
varumba

ok, lynxxx, avert your eyes plz
4:31 am
varumba

this one is gonna be very explicit....
4:31 am
sprite

:D
4:32 am
rubyfoo

......
4:33 am
varumba

sooooo it is a compound word first = italian for 4 qu***** + italian for 10 (like french, but add the ring vowel at the end ) ***** = 12
4:33 am
varumba

italian for 100*
4:33 am
varumba

the question is, do you knwo the italian for 4?
4:33 am
varumba

for the 13, add the pl
4:34 am
varumba

the bit for 4 ends with the same ring vowel
4:34 am
sprite

to lower yourself to the ground with flat feet = to (s)qu**.
+ in***duction
+ 1/100 part of an euro
+ vowel.
Plural for the 13.
4:34 am
rubyfoo

oh my, I got the 12, XXXX varumba
4:34 am
varumba

yw, just add the pl letter and you'll get the 13
4:35 am
sprite

so let's make it go down again
4:35 am
rubyfoo

phew, thank you both for your patience and poor lynxx
4:35 am
sprite

because I very much like lyn to be part of the chat
4:35 am
rubyfoo

filling up the chog with my silliness
4:35 am
sprite

cause I love her very much
4:35 am
varumba

lol, it's ok, i was the same yesterday with a few words..... ppl basically had to spell them out to me
4:35 am
varumba

nd i hve no doubt i'll be the ame later on with the words i'll remain blind to!
4:35 am
rubyfoo

I love her too, also you, sprite, and varumba -- cha cha cha
4:35 am
sprite

so that was fast
4:36 am
sprite

lyn, ding ding! All is safe!
4:36 am
varumba

ok lyn, you can look again!!
4:36 am
varumba

lol yvw :)
4:36 am
Sally-catlover

Good morning everyone. TY for telling me the 12 was the Italian for 400! But I do object very strongly to making it plural with an "S". As every Italian speaker would know, you would plural it by making it end in I. So there! Stamps foot.
4:36 am
sprite

I have had words being clued for me in 10 ways, 5 letter words! And me not seeing them. It is part of babble, I think.
4:37 am
varumba

i know sally, i never said it was the pl italian , just that had to add the pl letter ;)
4:37 am
varumba

so agree with you sally :)
4:37 am
sprite

so very true, Sally, and hi. But hey, you know... enable and all that.
4:37 am
rubyfoo

hello sally, they were just trying to help me
4:38 am
rubyfoo

and now time to fix spouse his Campari!
4:38 am
rubyfoo

many thanks for all your help -- see you later
4:38 am
Sally-catlover

Oh I'm not complaining at any of you! I see the definition is not actually "400" so I suppose they can get away with it.
4:38 am
rubyfoo

*poof*
4:38 am
varumba

lol true
4:38 am
sprite

I want coffee...
4:38 am
Sally-catlover

I think this is the first time I have had a 13-letter word in the grid.
4:39 am
rubyfoo

or a campari, sprite?
4:39 am
sprite

they are pretty rare
4:39 am
varumba

impressive points to those words too!
4:39 am
rubyfoo

certainly my first in almost the whole year I've been playing
4:39 am
sprite

rubyfoo, I haven't even had breakfast... guess that wouldn't be a great idea, LOL
4:40 am
Sally-catlover

I have a bacon sarnie and fresh coffee in front of me!
4:40 am
rubyfoo

hahah
4:40 am
Sally-catlover

rain
4:40 am
sprite

sure sure Sally, rub it in, why don't you!
4:40 am
rubyfoo

I've been up for hours!
4:40 am
lynxxx

hi Sally
4:41 am
sprite

hey so have I. But my love is sleeping in the living room. And I am gonna let him.
4:41 am
Sally-catlover

oh, oh. Takes sarnie into pb.
4:41 am
Sally-catlover

I've been up ruby, just not had breakfast till now.
4:41 am
rubyfoo

{{sally}}
4:41 am
rubyfoo

real poof
4:41 am
sprite

come on Sally, share. No hogging the bacon! Nor the coffee!
4:42 am
Sally-catlover

It's very good bacon. Pours coffee for sprite.
4:43 am
Sally-catlover

Will put some extra rashers on the griddle for you Sprite.
4:43 am
sprite

you are a life saver, Sally, and a true friend. Thanks!
4:43 am
sprite

bye rubyfoo
4:44 am
sprite

hehehe I found a worm!
4:44 am
sprite

not in the sarni though.
4:45 am
Sally-catlover

*Inspects sarnie anxiously*
4:46 am
sprite

yeah that was clumsily phrased, sorry. The sarni is perfect. So is the coffee. Just a harmless grid worm.
4:47 am
lynxxx

Goodnight all, going to turn in early
4:48 am
Sally-catlover

Goodnight lyn
4:48 am
varumba

godo night lynxx!! sweet dreams
4:48 am
sprite

night lyn, have a lovely night
4:51 am
varumba

well first round of the grid, and i've onyl managed to blank 2 tiles! (the 2 small E).....
4:51 am
varumba

i'm sure lickety's will move me forward though, but it's time i get a move on....
4:51 am
varumba

i'll syl guys.... hf with this big grid
4:51 am
varumba

byeeeeeeee
4:52 am
sprite

it is a big grid, hun, you are doing fine :)
4:52 am
sprite

bye varumba, have a great day
4:52 am
varumba

txm you too sprite xxxx *poof*
5:01 am
sprite

am off for a bit too, bye all
5:04 am
Sally-catlover

Bye Sprite.
6:00 am
zoozzoom

Hello, All :-)
6:01 am
Sally-catlover

Hallo zooz!
6:02 am
zoozzoom

Hi, Sally, How are you?
6:03 am
Sally-catlover

Not too bad. Feeling a bit dozy. Still haven't bought one of those lights yet.
6:05 am
FMitch

Hi zooz and Sally
snoozy here too but been up for ages :(
6:05 am
zoozzoom

Yes it is a grey day here too, hope you buy it soon.
6:05 am
zoozzoom

Hello, FM :-)
6:05 am
FMitch

Heloooo zoooooz :)
6:06 am
Sally-catlover

Oh, I've been up! Did hens, fed cats, had breakfast, been babbling :-)
6:06 am
Sally-catlover

You will notice that housework doesn't feature on this list :-)
6:06 am
zoozzoom

lol, a wise person indeed, sally :-)
6:07 am
FMitch

I chatted a lot in the chog but didn't find a single word then went to get the Saturday papers and am now happyily finding words.
6:07 am
FMitch

house work - an unknown phrase to me.
6:08 am
Sally-catlover

I came on just as someone was clueing the 12 and 13, which was a nice start.
6:08 am
Sally-catlover

But you have a cleaner FM.
6:08 am
FMitch

shhhhh :)
6:08 am
zoozzoom

ooh, thanks..will look back in the chog *looking*
6:08 am
Sally-catlover

I would have to clean the house before I could let a cleaner near it.
6:08 am
FMitch

My one indulgence.
6:11 am
FMitch

How is life on the 'farm' Sally?
6:11 am
FMitch

Is hubby doing OK?
6:11 am
Sally-catlover

lol. Wet.
6:12 am
FMitch

Haz is out bridesmaild dress perusing - can't wait to hear what didn't make the list when she gets back!
6:13 am
Sally-catlover

Actually he's improving pretty well FM. Will never be back to normal or get the feeling in his hands back, but he is lucky to be alive, and could so easily have been either dead or quadroplegic.
6:14 am
Sally-catlover

I suspect Haz of being more tasteful than chav, somehow.
6:14 am
FMitch

Sheesh, makes you think! Glad he is much imroved though.
6:15 am
FMitch

Oh yes, no nakd midrifs nor platform shoes.
6:15 am
Sally-catlover

Is that just the men you are talking about?
6:16 am
FMitch

LOL!!!!
6:16 am
FMitch

would have to throw in hairy chests and medallions
6:17 am
FMitch

egos and wigs and bad breath
6:17 am
zoozzoom

Ok, now have the 12 13 Also found one of the 9s earlier..Thanks ,Sally.
6:17 am
FMitch

yuck, I'm having a vry bad flash back.
6:20 am
Sally-catlover

By the way, talking of bad tastle, have you seen these Christmas lights? Imagine living next door! <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szLmAP
W39uE>
6:20 am
Sally-catlover

And here's another one: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotati
on_id=annotation_652395&v=mnk0KjWxgMA&
feature=iv>
6:21 am
Sally-catlover

Sorry, tastle sb taste.
6:23 am
Sally-catlover

Heehee, imagines FM and zooz glued to their monitors in horror.
6:23 am
FMitch

OMG!
6:23 am
zoozzoom

Good god that second one started off rather nicely..but man it got worse.
6:23 am
FMitch

I had to force myself to stop watching it.
6:24 am
Sally-catlover

Giggle. Nice, aren't they.
6:24 am
FMitch

am not going to look at the 2nd one - still have flashing lights in front of my eyes.
6:25 am
zoozzoom

we do have someone near us who has thousands of lights outside at christmas, but they do not stobe like that..lol
6:26 am
Sally-catlover

Must have cost a fortune to put together. I read (when I was given the links) that it takes 8 hours to code one minute.
6:26 am
FMitch

There is a house near to where i used to live that did a huge display just for the 2 weeks before Christmas to raise money for the local air amulance service and they regularly raised about £12k. Was a great display.
6:26 am
Sally-catlover

I have to say that they are actually very well done. If you saw part of it on a stage you would think it was very clever:-)
6:27 am
zoozzoom

What i do like about this sort of thing over here at least is, they do it for charities.
6:27 am
FMitch

Talking of which did either of you watch any of the 'Children in Need' prog last night?
6:27 am
Sally-catlover

Perhaps Haz could have something like this for the wedding reception?
6:28 am
zoozzoom

I would break out into a sweat watching my electric meter wizzing round..lol
6:28 am
FMitch

LOL Sally we MUST remember to tell her that!
6:28 am
Sally-catlover

No FM, no TV, though I do watch some things on iPlayer. Was it good?
6:28 am
zoozzoom

I saw parts of it , FM.
6:28 am
Soodlebum

Hi everybody. FM - I watched the Corrie/Eastenders combo. Very good!
6:28 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Soodle.
6:29 am
FMitch

That was one of the highlights for me Soodle but it was quite surreal.
6:29 am
Soodlebum

Hey Zooz ((()))
6:29 am
Soodlebum

I'd say they had the best of fun making it!
6:29 am
zoozzoom

Wonder if they have it on iplayer..i missed that bit.
6:29 am
Sally-catlover

Think it wouldn't mean much to me never having seen either programme. Now if they did a spoof of the Archers...
6:29 am
FMitch

Oh it was soo funny zooz
6:30 am
FMitch

I wonder if they will raise as much money as last year.
6:31 am
Soodlebum

I think they raised about £18.
6:31 am
zoozzoom

yay it is on youtube, just going to watch it.
6:31 am
KatieMcG

morning all - they are ahead of where they were last year at this time
6:31 am
FMitch

Hi Katie!
6:31 am
Soodlebum

Hello Katie :-)
6:32 am
FMitch

KAtie - you ahve been to the Maldives, yes?
6:33 am
KatieMcG

we went in May - no big holidays booked now until I find out if I still have a job *sigh*
6:33 am
Sally-catlover

Hi Katie.
6:33 am
FMitch

Oh dear - how uncertain is the situation?
6:34 am
FMitch

Only reason I was asking is that crossy was talking about taking his wife there for their anniversay.
6:34 am
KatieMcG

we will lose between 1/3 to 1/2 of staff so really not good. we will all have to apply for our own jobs again, process will start in January with us all being issued with at risk redundancy notices
6:35 am
FMitch

sheesh, sorry to hear that - have you got skills/opportunities you could fall back on?
6:35 am
Soodlebum

Oh, thats scary Katie. Best of luck....
6:36 am
KatieMcG

oh it is a fantastic place. Can strongly recommend and island called Reethi Beach, and would recommend he goes all inclusive
6:36 am
FMitch

Now is the time to start networking and making contacts.
6:36 am
rubyfoo

hello again. 131 this morning and now?????
6:37 am
FMitch

Hi ruby
6:37 am
KatieMcG

Thanks both. The problem is they are stopping doing much of what we do. The other quangoes in the sector have all closed and the council's are downsizing as much as we are so if I don't keep my job there is no hope of getting another similar job so I will need to retrain or something
6:37 am
Soodlebum

Hi Rubes (())
6:37 am
Sally-catlover

Hi ruby.
6:38 am
KatieMcG

the worst thing is that I have devoted my career to public service and absolutely love my job, I have no idea what else to do although I am sure I have transferable skills I am lucky enough to have a job that is made for me, just makes it harder to start over again especially at 42 with 10 years studying behind me to do this!
6:39 am
FMitch

Thats what I meant re networking Katie. I went through a big career change about 8 years ago due to redundancy and learnt a whole new set of skills as a result.
6:40 am
rubyfoo

good luck, katie, career changes are tough but, often, wonderful in the end!
6:40 am
rubyfoo

{{soodles}}
6:40 am
FMitch

Katie I was a little older than you and it was a very scary prospect but it has been the best thing that happened to me.
6:41 am
FMitch

once I got over the loss of the job and all of that.
6:42 am
KatieMcG

my network is all in the public sector or with developers/consultants and everyone is downsizing so it will be a complete change reqired, just need to find something I can feel passionate about and I'm struggling. I'm sure I could find work but it is dealling with the loss of what I want to do I'm finding hard - you never know I might be one of the lucky ones (fingers crossed)
6:42 am
Soodlebum

Katie, if, as you said, the job was made for you, you will more than likely be kept on. Think positive.
6:42 am
Sally-catlover

I think for a lot of people it feels like a loss of self-esteem. It is also very difficult to work for yourself, and to be motivated to work on your own.
6:42 am
rubyfoo

amen, katie!
6:43 am
KatieMcG

still health and family is more important no matter how much I love my job and at least I have both of them
6:44 am
KatieMcG

still could have smacked the bloke who said we had never had it so good in the week lol
6:44 am
Sally-catlover

I have worked for myself in the past and it was OK then, would find it more difficult now. I found other people difficult as well, they would assume because I was working from home I could drop everything at the drop of a hat and have coffee, or sit in the garden or something.
6:44 am
KatieMcG

how are thiings with you soodle, I didn't realise until this week how hard you had been hit
6:44 am
KatieMcG

you as in the Country!
6:45 am
FMitch

Oh I could not believe that - what was he thinking? but there have been quite a few comments in the press from odinary people backing him up.
6:45 am
KatieMcG

I like working in the public sector as it meets my values etc so it would have probably have to be working for myself, I'd hate to have to just be a profit hunter.
6:45 am
rubyfoo

phew, I though it wa Soodle, personally!
6:45 am
Soodlebum

Katie - Its an absolute nightmare. I have just given up watching the news. The IMF are here now, and heaven knows what will happen next.
6:46 am
Soodlebum

I am also a public servant - I work in the Coroners Service. The suicide rate had jumped by...wait for it... 700%. Its just dreadful.
6:47 am
KatieMcG

I think if you have a tracker mortgage and kept your job he is right, however if you are unemployed, rent need to remortgage trying to get on the property ladder running a small company or relying on savings he was very wrong - and that covers a lot of people
6:47 am
rubyfoo

700%! that's astonishing
6:47 am
FMitch

700% what to say?
6:48 am
Sally-catlover

By the way, for those of us still doing the grid, we not only have the Italian for 400, but the Italian for 300.
6:48 am
KatieMcG

700% oh that it just so dreadful
6:48 am
Sally-catlover

Look away if you didn't want to know this :-)
6:48 am
FMitch

I am not happy with the world we live in but see no way to be able to influence any changes.
6:49 am
rubyfoo

ty sally
6:49 am
Soodlebum

Of course - those stats are not being made public, which is following in the tradition of this government adopting the Mushroom approach. (Keep 'em in the dark, and feed them sh*t)!
6:49 am
Sally-catlover

This was a Public Service Announcement.
6:49 am
zoozzoom

LOL, just watched the eaststreet (children in need) really enjoyed that.
6:50 am
KatieMcG

I've stepped up what I do for charity and have done the shoebox appeal this year as well as my sponsor child, next year I will look to see what else I can do, always remembering that no matter what happens with the job I am loved which makes me a very lucky person
6:50 am
rubyfoo

{{zzoozz}}
6:50 am
FMitch

It was really good wasn't it zooz.
6:50 am
KatieMcG

Oh it was very clever wasn't it zooz
6:50 am
zoozzoom

Hello ((Ruby))
6:50 am
Brookie

Hi everyone!
6:50 am
rubyfoo

and zzoozz is very much loved!
6:50 am
zoozzoom

It was a bloody classic..LOL
6:50 am
rubyfoo

hi brookie
6:50 am
KatieMcG

followed by sing along to take that, a perfect evening
6:50 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Brookie :-)
6:51 am
FMitch

Ah Brookie!!!!!
6:51 am
Brookie

hi zooz!
6:51 am
Brookie

And FM!
6:51 am
Soodlebum

Hi Brookie :-)
6:51 am
Brookie

And soodle!
6:51 am
Brookie

I guess "good afternoon" to you all!
6:51 am
Sally-catlover

*cough*
6:51 am
FMitch

I loved your speach - I have kept the link as it made me laugh out loud quite a few time. Well done girl!
6:52 am
KatieMcG

lol sally
6:52 am
Soodlebum

I GOT THE 13!!!!!!
6:52 am
Brookie

And sally! :-)
6:52 am
rubyfoo

yay, soodle!
6:52 am
Brookie

Soodle, could you give me a clue for it?
6:52 am
Sally-catlover

:-)
6:52 am
FMitch

So funny when you got up on the table.
6:52 am
zoozzoom

Good going, soodle.
6:52 am
rubyfoo

varumba fed it to me, two letters at a time this AM
6:52 am
KatieMcG

feeling quite faint, hadn't noticed there was a 13
6:53 am
Brookie

Thanks so much, FM! I'm running it in the background right now to artificially increase the # of hits. My goal was 200 by this weekend, but I'm falling a bit short. :-(
6:53 am
Sally-catlover

Italian for 400 gives the 12, then add an illegal S to make an illegal Italian plural for the 13.
6:53 am
KatieMcG

Brookie, do the link again and I will visit it
6:53 am
FMitch

OK so publish the link to this munch who I am sure will love it too!
6:53 am
Soodlebum

Italian for 400 and Italian for middle (That may not be factually correct - but think along those lines)
6:54 am
FMitch

*bunch not munch .. but whatever works :)
6:54 am
KatieMcG

munch worked for me :-)
6:54 am
zoozzoom

lol
6:54 am
Brookie

Okay, will do. Thanks for clarifying "munch". I thought maybe my British English wasn't up to par.
6:54 am
Sally-catlover

What is this speech?
6:54 am
rubyfoo

o munchkin, if you're short!
6:54 am
Brookie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr5fhmp
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6:54 am
Sally-catlover

Happy to visit.
6:55 am
FMitch

I have to say that this was Brookies 1st time out at speaking and she got 2nd place - and is so entertaining.
6:55 am
Sally-catlover

Will go and look now.
6:55 am
Brookie

It was the Finals of the Toastmasters Humorous Speech competition.
6:55 am
Brookie

The compliments make me happy :-)
6:55 am
Brookie

Now need to look up 400 in Italian.
6:56 am
FMitch

silence will fall in the chat as youtube viewing figs go up :)
6:56 am
Mom

thanks for the 12 and 13, good morning / afternoon everyone
6:57 am
rubyfoo

{{mom}}
6:57 am
Brookie

Good morning, mom!
6:57 am
Mom

((Ruby)), good afternoon
6:58 am
Mom

Brookie, good morning, I have marked your speech and will look at it in a bit
6:59 am
Brookie

That's very nice of you!
6:59 am
Mom

it is nice of you to share the link, thanks
7:00 am
MollyL

Ah, the 7AM Saturday before Thanksgiving grocery store run is complete. It's so nice to be one of three people in the store. Morning all.
7:00 am
Mom

Good morning Molly
7:00 am
Brookie

It's for anyone to watch. I didn't win the competition, but I really worked hard on that speech; I'm happy to share my labor of love!
7:00 am
Brookie

Wow, Molly, you are so efficient!
7:00 am
rubyfoo

{{molly}}
7:00 am
Brookie

And good morning to you!
7:01 am
Mom

I do have the turkey thawing in the refrigerator
7:01 am
Brookie

Hi ruby!
7:01 am
Mom

I think Silver is quite an accomplishment.
7:01 am
MollyL

I don't know about efficient, but I hate crowded stores. Mom, I'm getting my fresh turkey on Monday.
7:01 am
rubyfoo

tell me about your various stuffings.....
7:01 am
Brookie

Good point, Molly.
7:01 am
Mom

have fresh once
7:02 am
MollyL

Silver is great Brooke. You were wonderful. Ruby, I only do traditional celery, onion , sage stuffing.
7:02 am
Nancy Boy

afternoon everyone!
7:02 am
Mom

Ruby, I make mine from stale white bread, onions, celery, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning and chicken broth
7:02 am
Brookie

Hi Nancy!
7:02 am
Mom

((NB)) hello
7:03 am
rubyfoo

do you add giblets? chestnuts?
7:03 am
FMitch

The question is ... will you do it again Brookie?
7:03 am
rubyfoo

and, of course, butter!!!!!
7:03 am
zoozzoom

Hello, NB :-)
7:03 am
zoozzoom

I enjoyed that, Brookie..LOL
7:03 am
Mom

the chicken broth has the neck and giblets cooked with it bit I don't chop them up and put them in the dressing and no, no chestnuts
7:04 am
Mom

((Zoozz)) hello
7:04 am
Mom

but*
7:04 am
KatieMcG

Brookie that was great
7:04 am
zoozzoom

Hello, (((MoM)))
7:04 am
rubyfoo

my mother always added chestnuts and walnuts, but not too much
7:04 am
MollyL

I use the giblet broth too Mom. And, of course, butter. No chestnuts here either.
7:04 am
Brookie

Yes, FM. The question for me is, writing humor is a lot easier than writing something serious. It's hard for me to tap into my emotions. But I'm going to try for the more "serious" competition this spring.
7:04 am
Jacula

Hi everyone. Brookie - I just listened to your speech. Brilliant! Loved it.
7:04 am
Brookie

Thanks so much, Katie!
7:04 am
Brookie

Thanks Jacula!
7:04 am
rubyfoo

it is possible to buy cooked, plain chestnuts here, much better than cleaning them.....
7:05 am
Mom

although I did come across a stuffing recipe using White Castles minus the pickles
7:05 am
Mom

HI Jacula
7:05 am
rubyfoo

hello jacula
7:05 am
zoozzoom

Hello, jacula :-)
7:05 am
FMitch

Hey Jacs!!!!
7:05 am
rubyfoo

too funny, mom
7:05 am
Soodlebum

Brookie - I just watched your speech. Utterly brilliant. And.....stick with the humour.....its a special talent to be able to make people laugh. Theres not enough of it about.
7:06 am
zoozzoom

ditto, Soodle.
7:06 am
Sally-catlover

Just watched the speech, Brookie. Well done! And very funny it was too.
7:06 am
Mom

((Soodle)) hello and I agree
7:06 am
Soodlebum

And Hi NB,Jac & Mom (((()))))
7:06 am
Brookie

Thanks so much, Soodle! The humorous speech competition is every Fall, so I'll definitely do that. My dream, honestly, is to be a humorous speech writer. Not sure how to turn that dream into money, but it'll somehow happen!
7:06 am
FMitch

mm know what you mean brook, I had to do a 7 min talk on a Dale Carnegie course that was on a serious subject.
7:06 am
Jacula

72 words to find - got the 12 but not the 13 yet. have to go off to the shops now. BBL.
7:07 am
Mom

plural the 12 Jacula
7:07 am
Brookie

You did the Dale Carnegie course? How was it?
7:07 am
Soodlebum

Erm, Jac ....use the curly letter....
7:07 am
FMitch

*sends fish to JAcs* just pl the 12!
7:07 am
rubyfoo

great speech brookie, it is hard to be funny in front of people
7:07 am
Brookie

Thanks ruby!
7:08 am
Jacula

Mom - thanks! 71 left for later now. See you when I've braved the pre-Christmas crowds in the shops. Wish me luck!
7:08 am
rubyfoo

guppy --> jacs
7:08 am
Brookie

Good luck!
7:08 am
FMitch

Oh it was great I did it once as a student and then was asked back to be an assocaite teacher.
7:08 am
Mom

good luck Jacula, glad you got the 13
7:08 am
Nancy Boy

wow, anyone who can perform any kind of speech has my respect. if I have to speak in public I freeze up!
7:09 am
KatieMcG

good luck jacula I'm not sure I am up to it!
7:09 am
FMitch

Hi NB!
7:09 am
Brookie

It's easier to speak in front of strangers - you won't care so much about their opinion.
7:10 am
KatieMcG

NB - I know it was ages ago but how did your trip to see your family go?
7:10 am
rubyfoo

I can tell jokes, but not to my husband who raises an eyebrow
7:10 am
FMitch

The worst lot I had to talkto were 90+ sales guys froma Co we had just taken over and I had to teach them the way we handled sales - that was a rough audience.
7:10 am
Nancy Boy

I'd rather not say if that's okay, Katie. Don't wanna talk/think about it!
7:11 am
Brookie

Yikes, FM
7:11 am
KatieMcG

sorry to bring it up {{{{hugs}}}}
7:11 am
Soodlebum

FM - I'm thinking David Brent in The Office.......
7:12 am
KatieMcG

I have to do a lot of training of our office and there are some who just don't care or want to know which I find hard
7:12 am
FMitch

LOL and I had a hand held mike and a laptop for the powerpoint presentation - I don't think they saw me shaking too much.
7:12 am
rubyfoo

computer guy is coming to help husband. Unfortunately, his mom comes with and I have to entertain her..... AAARGH
7:13 am
KatieMcG

the hardest thing is looking positive and enthusiastic all the time lol
7:13 am
KatieMcG

Oh that sounds like a slap a smile on occassion ruby
7:13 am
FMitch

David Brent would have been a welcome break Soodle.
7:13 am
Nancy Boy

I'm the other way, Brookie - can speak in front of a group of friends (have given toasts before in varying degrees of intoxication) but couldn't talk in front of strangers!
7:14 am
welki

hi, folks
7:14 am
MollyL

Oh Lord, there is a 12 and a 13. *horrified look*
7:14 am
Eva

Brook that was wonderful! What great presence, wit, imagination! How did you get involved with doing this?
7:14 am
rubyfoo

or keep her awash in g and t's
7:14 am
rubyfoo

don't be scared, molly, just look up your Italian numbers
7:14 am
welki

(a balmy -22C here, -7F)
7:14 am
Soodlebum

Hey Moll ((()))
7:14 am
KatieMcG

I do think strangers are easier, it's always the q&a sessions I dread, you never know what they will ask and it usually what you least want them to ask
7:15 am
FMitch

Isn't she great Eva (I feel like Brooks ambasador).
7:15 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Molly....Hello, Welki..thats sounds mighty cold :-(
7:15 am
MollyL

Soodle, where are ya? : ) Italian numbers? Oy
7:15 am
KatieMcG

I sat on a panel recently with 4 others for a half hour session and every question was for me - I think even the audience felt sorry for me by the end of it
7:15 am
FMitch

Phone - back in a bit.
7:16 am
rubyfoo

OMG welki! Would you like a warm puppy?
7:16 am
KatieMcG

I'm think I would need to hibernate welki
7:16 am
Brookie

Sorry, stepped away for a second... let me look at the chat log...
7:16 am
welki

much better a warm bed, but i'm up for the day
7:16 am
rubyfoo

you were probably the cutest one, katie, and they wanted to see you squirm
7:16 am
Soodlebum

Right here Moll! C'mon......think 4 in Italian!
7:16 am
Sally-catlover

Molly, the 12 begins with a Q and is Italian for 400.
7:17 am
Mom

((Welki)) hello brrrr
7:17 am
rubyfoo

one hour for a lie-down, then the hordes descend!
7:17 am
rubyfoo

*poof*
7:17 am
Soodlebum

Welki.......Your making me cold.....
7:17 am
KatieMcG

bye ruby good luck
7:17 am
Mom

bye ((Ruby))
7:18 am
rubyfoo

ty ty
7:18 am
Soodlebum

Bon chance Rubes
7:18 am
Brookie

To answer your question, Eva, I just joined a local Toastmasters club. The clubs give you a lot of leeway in terms of the types of speeches you can practice. Then several times a year Toastmasters has different speech contests.
7:18 am
MollyL

Oh Soodle dear, you are so fit and trim I almost missed ya. : D
7:19 am
Soodlebum

Molly, molly, molly....... Its clear that we are not on Babble-Vision!!!
7:19 am
varumba

helloooo every1
7:19 am
varumba

back for more ;)
7:20 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Varumba :-)
7:20 am
Mom

Hi Varumba
7:20 am
littlebit

that speech was hilarious brookie!! thanks for sharing! i'm off to start my day...bbl
7:20 am
Mom

HI and bye Littlebit
7:20 am
varumba

hi zooooooooooom mom :)
7:20 am
littlebit

(((mom)))
7:20 am
Mom

Hi Eva
7:20 am
Brookie

Soodle, I love the advice on your profile! And Hi varumba and littlebit! Thanks for watching, littlebit!
7:21 am
Soodlebum

Molly - this one is for you....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
XbcYQvIhcLg
7:21 am
varumba

hi there brookie
7:21 am
MollyL

Soodle, having to speak Italian before I'm done with my second cup of coffee makes everyone look thinner.
7:21 am
Brookie

Children are climbing all over me... hard to type...
7:21 am
Soodlebum

Have another cup, Moll - I'm feeling thinner already!
7:22 am
Eva

hi mom and everyone
7:22 am
Angelsong

good morning, my Babbling friends.
7:22 am
Soodlebum

Anyway - I'm gonna take Brookie's advice re diet & exercise.
7:22 am
Brookie

Good morning, Angelsong!
7:22 am
Mom

morning Angelsong
7:22 am
varumba

hi there angel
7:22 am
Brookie

Just steer clear of the celery.
7:22 am
Soodlebum

Hi Angel & Eva :-)
7:23 am
varumba

hi soooooooodle taook a peek at your profile,a fter reading brookie's comment... hilarious
7:23 am
Soodlebum

:-)
7:23 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Eva & Angel :-)
7:23 am
MollyL

*Molly jigs around the kitchen*
7:24 am
MollyL

Brings a wee tear to my eye. My Mom used to call me Molly-o.
7:24 am
Brookie

Is anyone else hitting a roadblock with this grid? I'm stuck with 168 words left! (Didn't look at Lickety's list yet.)
7:24 am
varumba

just haad 92 left, and decided to list....
7:25 am
Mom

oh Brookie, I have 223 left
7:25 am
varumba

more because i dont'remember what word i have already typed, and i end up retyping the same words over and over again...
7:25 am
varumba

i have done nothing today but playing games.. is that bad>
7:25 am
Soodlebum

Grid? Oh crikey - I was so taken with the chat I forgot all about the grid!
7:25 am
zoozzoom

46 left here.
7:26 am
Brookie

Not bad at all varumba. It's the weekend!
7:26 am
Mom

nah, it is not bad
7:26 am
varumba

lol ok
7:28 am
EspritdJean

definition for the 12-13?
7:28 am
Mom

Hi Jean
7:28 am
KatieMcG

i'd better go and try and be productive with my day (altough I have been to church this morning to help with the cleaning) see you all later
7:28 am
Mom

everyone in unison .... italian for 400 and plural
7:28 am
Brookie

An italian number, esprit
7:29 am
varumba

but that's not the defo though../ this is just how we explain it ;)
7:29 am
Mom

bye bye Katie, have a good afternoon ((hugs))
7:29 am
Soodlebum

Bye Katie.
7:29 am
Brookie

Bye Katie!
7:29 am
welki

maybe growing up in bensonhurst and bay ridge helped with the italian :)
7:29 am
varumba

its'; actually a noun used to describe the italian art of the 15th century
7:29 am
varumba

bye bye katie
7:30 am
Mom

my help with italian came in the form of english to italian translator :-)
7:30 am
varumba

as for cluing it, exactly what molly said :)
7:30 am
Sally-catlover

And the Italian for 300 is also in the grid.
7:30 am
varumba

oh tx sally! didnt'have that 1
7:30 am
Brookie

Thanks, Sally! I wouldn't have looked for that!
7:30 am
Mom

now back to translator for 300
7:31 am
varumba

just replace the beg of the 12 with tre
7:31 am
Sally-catlover

Two words, add the plural again :-)
7:31 am
Sally-catlover

Don't make it too easy, varumba!
7:31 am
varumba

any1 got the first 2 ae? ae6/18 and ae7/32.... am very bad with the ae words
7:31 am
Mom

thanks translator, Varumba and Sally
7:32 am
varumba

oh sry, didnt'mean to give it away
7:32 am
varumba

lol mom, yw
7:32 am
welki

i think it's pump oxygen into and pt
7:32 am
Mom

:-), no worries Varumba
7:32 am
varumba

tx welki!!
7:33 am
varumba

i can't even see the word in the grid....
7:33 am
varumba

ah i can know ;)
7:33 am
Mom

dance of the sugar plum ..... but drop the F and make it an ae spelling
7:34 am
Mom

and then more so for the 6
7:34 am
Soodlebum

Yick. I better go and forage for food at the supermarket. Then come home and put it all away, the cook it, then clean up after it and on and on and on. Bye all - have a great day.
7:34 am
varumba

lol mom, i have no idea what your clue is about.... good thing i got it from welki ;) tx anyway
7:34 am
varumba

bye soodle! tc and syl
7:34 am
zoozzoom

take care, soodle
7:34 am
Mom

lol Soodle, have a good day ((hugs))
7:34 am
Brookie

Have a great day, soodle!
7:34 am
Mom

or a + a great lake
7:35 am
Sally-catlover

bye soodle.
7:35 am
Mom

Varumba, my cluing abiities are very limited
7:35 am
varumba

oh i get it now! but i had those words already ;)
7:35 am
welki

amichigan, ahuron, aontario, asuperior :)
7:35 am
varumba

no, i tmakes sense, only i was asking for different words, which is why yours didn't make sense at first
7:35 am
Mom

oh, I misread, I thought you said you have the first 2. sorry
7:36 am
varumba

np :)
7:36 am
zoozzoom

wow with 45 more to find i have only just found the meow..Duh.
7:36 am
Brookie

Very funny welki!
7:37 am
varumba

thinking the meow only has letters... so tryign to think what it could be... think it's best if i leave it for now.....
7:37 am
Brookie

Time to make breakfast part II for my older son.
7:37 am
Brookie

Have a great day everyone!
7:37 am
zoozzoom

take care, Brookie :-)
7:37 am
varumba

bye brookie! tc and hagd
7:38 am
Brookie

(poof)
7:38 am
Mom

bye bye Brookie ((hugs))
7:39 am
Sally-catlover

I'm going to give it a break for now and come back later. Still have 90 to find and am going cross-eyed. See you all later.
7:40 am
zoozzoom

ok time for toasted teacakes & a cup of tea..bbs
7:40 am
varumba

awww can ihave some??
7:40 am
zoozzoom

Take care, Sally.
7:40 am
varumba

toasted tea cakes... yummmyyyy
7:40 am
varumba

syl sally
7:41 am
varumba

oh you just gave me the craving to go make scones zoooooom
7:41 am
varumba

brb ppl
7:42 am
MollyL

Hilarious. Brooke is a hobbit. She makes second breakfast. : P
7:44 am
Christine

Hello all, can someone tell me how to brighten my computer sc6/21? I think it's something to do with the f8 key on the top row, but I can't remember which other key to depress ...
7:45 am
welki

my brightness control is F1/F2 (but it's a mac) ... look for an icon of a sun
7:45 am
72 Temple Owl

hello babblers..perhspa it is the alt key?
7:46 am
Christine

F7 has a sun and a downarrow (darken?), f8 has the sun and uparrow - but I can't remember the other key.
7:46 am
MollyL

Christine, it depends on whether you are using Windows or a Mac and what system you are running.
7:47 am
Christine

I know it's windows, but after that it's all a mystery.
7:47 am
Christine

I know it's windows, but after that it's all a mystery.
7:47 am
72 Temple Owl

oops! apparently i have accidentally hit the invisibility key while trying to find it
7:47 am
welki

then i would try what owl said .. try the alt or the function key
7:48 am
Christine

Never mind, I'll just peer st the sc6/21. It happened once before, then corrected itself.
7:49 am
Christine

I guess tomorrow/today, I'll mdig ou the manual. Thanks for trying to help.
7:51 am
MollyL

You can try going into My Computer and adjusting the settings from the Appearance function.
7:51 am
Mom

gotta scoot. ((hugs)) to all of you
7:53 am
Christine

Molly, where would I find My Computer? could it have another name, because I can't find it listed under any of the toolbar thingies.
7:53 am
welki

bye, mom
7:53 am
Christine

'bye Mom
7:57 am
FMitch

Hey TO et al.
7:57 am
72 Temple Owl

hi fm
7:57 am
FMitch

(()) how ya doing dear?
7:58 am
72 Temple Owl

ok, and you?
7:58 am
welki

did you find it, christine?
7:58 am
FMitch

about the same, did you finish you cleaning episode?
7:59 am
72 Temple Owl

well - these things take time
7:59 am
FMitch

lol and procrastination does help
7:59 am
72 Temple Owl

but i threw away the travel section on england, i can rely on you lot to steer me in the right direction!
8:00 am
FMitch

Oh you just come right on over and we will take care of you!!!!!!
8:00 am
72 Temple Owl

and i have hung laundry already and found 27 words. not bad for being awake an hour and a half
8:00 am
72 Temple Owl

207 words
8:01 am
FMitch

It would be a blast.
wtg - I chatted for an hour first things this morning and didn't find a single word.
8:01 am
72 Temple Owl

i can only dream.
8:02 am
FMitch

nothing wrong with dreaming - sometimes they come rue.
8:02 am
72 Temple Owl

well i have not chatted till now.
8:04 am
FMitch

There are pockets of happy chat and interesting chat depending on what time of day one is on.
8:06 am
FMitch

But the grid goes on and constantly boggles us.
8:07 am
varumba

ok, scones baking :D
8:07 am
varumba

hey FM! wb!
8:07 am
FMitch

oooo can I have one when they come out of the oven var ... please??!?!?!
8:07 am
72 Temple Owl

oh my that was quick! what kind?
8:07 am
varumba

they've got sultanas in them too, is that ok?
8:08 am
72 Temple Owl

are those currants?
8:08 am
varumba

just plain scones.... the ones you can add whipped cream butter and jam on when done :D
8:08 am
FMitch

yummy yum yum!
8:08 am
varumba

an yes, i've made 12, so i'd appreciate it if someone else than just me ate them ;)
8:08 am
FMitch

**drool**
8:09 am
varumba

am not actually sure what fresh fruits sultanas are from owl!
8:09 am
Kaplan the Magne

Is everyone in the PB eating sc5's?
8:09 am
MollyL

*Grabs a warm scone and gives Varumba a grateful hug*
8:09 am
Kaplan the Magne

What gives? Where are the police?
8:09 am
varumba

lolol hang on, still baking ;)
8:09 am
MollyL

I am
8:09 am
FMitch

I've got some wonderfula strawberry jam that would suit them.
8:09 am
varumba

oopsm i had forgotten it was in the grid... sryyyyy
8:09 am
72 Temple Owl

are they raisins?
8:09 am
varumba

i''ll just take my sc5 with me then into the pb
8:09 am
varumba

who's with me?
8:09 am
FMitch

Darn it - all off to the PB to party :)
8:10 am
varumba

lol
8:10 am
varumba

this chog is terrible for the waist, has any1 else noticed?
8:10 am
MollyL

Now I'm having this hilarious mental image of what The Babble Police look like. Kinda dominatrix-y.
8:10 am
Kaplan the Magne

Yeah, and the cops were looking the other way!
8:10 am
varumba

LMAO
8:10 am
FMitch

Kap you need to chill
8:10 am
varumba

oh oven already ringing?
8:11 am
72 Temple Owl

The sultana (also called the sultanina) is a type of white, seedless grape of Turkish, Greek, South African or Iranian origin. In some countries, especially Commonwealth countries, it is also the name given to the raisin made from it; such sultana raisins are often called simply sultanas or sultanis. These are typically larger than Zante currants (which are actually a kind of dried grape, rather than true currants), but smaller than "normal" raisins. Sometimes, the name "sultana" is applied to all raisins, to the extent that the breakfast cereal known as Raisin Bran in the United States and most English speaking countries, is known as "Sultana Bran" in Australia
8:11 am
varumba

just 1 more min i think
8:11 am
varumba

oh tye're all puffy.....
8:11 am
varumba

oh tye're all puffy.....
they*
8:11 am
Kaplan the Magne

With such blatant disregard for law and order?
8:12 am
varumba

lol ok owl
8:12 am
Kaplan the Magne

Couldn't you have baked MUFFINS?
8:12 am
varumba

i've made a lot of those int he past few weeks.....
8:12 am
FMitch

There are muffins already in the PB KAp - go help yourself.
8:12 am
MollyL

Kap, I'm a retired Catholic. I have also said five Hail Marys for my indiscretion.
8:12 am
72 Temple Owl

babble is so educational
8:12 am
gramma

varumba, are you talking about my eyes? I'm right here. I can hear you you know.
8:13 am
Kaplan the Magne

:)
8:13 am
Kaplan the Magne

chill, they tell me. Hmmmph!
8:14 am
zoozzoom

Sultanas: seedless, large-berried and light yellow. Larger than currants and smaller than raisins.
Currants: seedless, small-berried, purple/black color. Their name derives from the Greek city of Corinth.
Raisins on the bunch: seeded, large-berried, generally with stalk.
8:14 am
FMitch

There may be no written rules but the 'spoken' ones have worked well and have also given much laughter and fun over the years.
8:15 am
Kaplan the Magne

Somebody said the other day that there was an unwritten rule - I can't remember what it was- so I went in search of the written rules
8:15 am
Kaplan the Magne

and found a dusty tome
8:15 am
Kaplan the Magne

more of a scroll, really
8:15 am
varumba

mmmmmm all fuming hot
8:15 am
zoozzoom

oops sorry, TO, did not realise you had informed.
8:15 am
72 Temple Owl

ty zooz, i am sure what we have are mere pale imitations - except i know we have currants
8:15 am
Kaplan the Magne

with Aramaic letters...
8:15 am
varumba

have put some butter and whipped cream on it :D
8:15 am
FMitch

ah that would be Dr_G's copy of enable - not the rules!
8:16 am
Kaplan the Magne

It appeared to be at least 2000 years old
8:16 am
varumba

<<<<<<passes around the plate with steaming scones
8:16 am
Kaplan the Magne

This conversation has a vaguely psychotic air to it
8:16 am
FMitch

yup that sounds about right for the enable word list.
8:16 am
Kaplan the Magne

thanks to me
8:17 am
zoozzoom

wow, you have made them already, Var..nice one.
8:17 am
Kaplan the Magne

Back to the PB Varumba. Are you going to stay there all day?
8:17 am
72 Temple Owl

you put whipped cream and butter on sc5s? doesn't the whipped cream melt?
8:17 am
varumba

just a bit, so it's loooooovely
8:17 am
varumba

oops sry
8:17 am
varumba

i forgot again.....
8:17 am
Kaplan the Magne

Ah, at least Temple Owl has been rehabilitated.
8:19 am
gramma

Has anybody seen BabbleRabble in the chog?
8:19 am
72 Temple Owl

bye folks
8:19 am
FMitch

Bye TO
8:19 am
zoozzoom

Not for a while, Gramma.
8:19 am
varumba

bye TO! hagd
8:19 am
welki

saw him yesterday, gram
8:19 am
gramma

bye TO
8:19 am
zoozzoom

Take care, TO :-)
8:20 am
gramma

welki, ty. I hadn't and was getting concerned.
8:20 am
FMitch

He is still about gramma
8:20 am
gramma

oh good 8)
8:20 am
72 Temple Owl

i see my icon is very apropos with sc5 s about
8:21 am
gramma

Sometimes I worry for no good reason. And sometimes I worry and.....
8:21 am
varumba

indeed TO
8:22 am
72 Temple Owl

except there are no eggs in scones are there?
8:22 am
varumba

nope
8:22 am
varumba

just flour, salt, butter and milk
8:23 am
Kaplan the Magne

What is it today with you guys and the PB? TO!
8:23 am
72 Temple Owl

i like cinnamon sc6s
8:23 am
Kaplan the Magne

Sheesh!
8:23 am
varumba

wasn't me!
8:23 am
zoozzoom

Dont forget the sugar, Var :-)
8:24 am
72 Temple Owl

it was varumba! she started it!
8:24 am
varumba

oh that must be nice... just add a bit of cinnamon to the mixture?
8:24 am
Kaplan the Magne

i think you had better stay away from that particular food altogether!
8:24 am
varumba

i sure did ;P
8:24 am
72 Temple Owl

i can't wait to see that cookbook my icon is taken from. lovely idea
8:24 am
varumba

already eaten 3..... :(
8:25 am
varumba

thinking about getting up to get 2 more..... :P
8:25 am
cgw8

Hello. :)
8:25 am
varumba

hi there cgw!
8:25 am
zoozzoom

what jam, Var?
8:25 am
varumba

no, i just made some sc5s
8:25 am
zoozzoom

Hello, Cgw8.
8:25 am
cgw8

:D
8:25 am
varumba

i can't eat jam anymore sadly, so i only used butter and whipped cream
8:25 am
72 Temple Owl

hmmmm let me think....maybe a cinbnamon sugar butter crumbly thing, definitely not just cinnamon mixed in
8:25 am
varumba

but i think i'll have caramel sauce on the next ones :D
8:26 am
zoozzoom

love mine with Strawberry Jam.
8:27 am
varumba

i love srawberries, but i've never been keen on strawberry jam!
8:27 am
72 Temple Owl

oh my, you lot! talk about gilding the lily!
8:27 am
zoozzoom

lol]
8:27 am
varumba

off for second seving ;)
8:28 am
zoozzoom

you little piggie wiggie..lol
8:31 am
varumba

me?
8:31 am
zoozzoom

:-)
8:31 am
varumba

i cant'deny it.... got a hell of a sweet tooth... once i start, i got to finish it all off ;)
8:32 am
zoozzoom

i`m like that with a packet of biscuits or chocolate..lol
8:32 am
varumba

exactly zooooom
8:33 am
varumba

any1 got the first ce6/21?
8:34 am
zoozzoom

ok 12 more to find, going to watch darts on tv, bye for now.
8:34 am
varumba

you know, it's nice to have a big grid for a Saturday...
8:34 am
zoozzoom

ce6 not for under 18s
8:35 am
Jacula

ecos
8:35 am
zoozzoom

you can get the ce8 with that too.
8:35 am
Jacula

Not word, thank goodness.
8:35 am
varumba

ty vn zoom got both :)
8:35 am
varumba

vm*
8:35 am
cgw8

Nice clue, zoom, thanks.
8:35 am
zoozzoom

*poof*
8:36 am
varumba

oh bye zoom!
8:38 am
varumba

does ce8/45 builds off ce7/32? i don't seem to find anythign that works that way....
8:38 am
varumba

oh i just monkeyed it, nm
8:39 am
varumba

it's not an extra letter at the end but after the root word ;)
8:45 am
cgw8

Could you give a hint for ce7/32? D:
8:45 am
varumba

same beginning as ce4/5 just add the pl of is
8:46 am
cgw8

Thanks. :)
8:46 am
varumba

have you got ce4/5?
8:46 am
varumba

yw :)
8:47 am
varumba

in6/18 any1?
8:47 am
welki

twinkle, twinkle, varumba
8:47 am
varumba

tx welki ;)
8:48 am
varumba

gr8 clue!
8:48 am
welki

happy to help
8:49 am
MollyL

That WAS a good clue Welki
8:51 am
varumba

os5/10?
8:52 am
welki

os + *** Maria, a coffee flavored liquor
8:53 am
varumba

tx welki... i had the french version, but didint'know that this was the english one ;)
8:53 am
welki

they call it tante maria?
8:54 am
varumba

lmao, was referring to os5 ;)
8:54 am
varumba

french has got a e at then end instead
8:55 am
welki

ohhhhh! lolol
8:55 am
cgw8

Bye for now, guys. :)
8:55 am
varumba

bye cg, tc and hag
8:55 am
varumba

d
8:56 am
welki

bye, cgw
8:57 am
welki

before i leave, anyone need a clue?
8:57 am
varumba

are you finished??
8:58 am
welki

yes
8:58 am
varumba

congrats!!!
8:58 am
varumba

i'm issing a bit too many to ask for 1 in particular...
8:59 am
welki

they'll come to you. i think this grid, even with its size, is easier to puzzle out than yesterday's
8:59 am
varumba

how about the last sn7/32?
8:59 am
varumba

yes, this grid is easier than yesterday's
8:59 am
welki

i made horse sounds at you
9:00 am
varumba

got it, tx
9:00 am
varumba

i think i'll be ok.... tx for the help welki
9:00 am
varumba

enjoy your day :D
9:01 am
welki

anytime. bye for now
9:30 am
zoozzoom

Ok back to find my last 12 words.
9:32 am
Mr Bob

Good morning
9:32 am
zoozzoom

hello, Mr Bob :-)
9:35 am
zoozzoom

sneerer
9:35 am
zoozzoom

oh, Poo, very sorry, All
9:36 am
varumba

wb zoooooooooom
9:37 am
zoozzoom

Hi, Var..nice here in the PB :-(
9:38 am
varumba

why are you in the pb?
9:38 am
zoozzoom

9:35
9:39 am
varumba

ooooooooh i see
9:41 am
lshult

hey everyone
9:41 am
zoozzoom

Hello, lshult :-)
9:42 am
varumba

hi ishult
9:42 am
lshult

been looking on and off all day, but can't get a lead on the 11 & 12 (or even the 9's)...could use some help!!!plz
9:43 am
varumba

12 = qu word = italian for 4 qu***** + italian for 100 = 1/100 of a dollar **** + ring vowel
9:43 am
varumba

13 = pl
9:45 am
zoozzoom

re 9/66 to represent on or as on the stage.
9:49 am
lshult

ty varumba
9:50 am
varumba

yw
9:57 am
Erda

Stupid here. Help on the very first CA word please? ca5,14...
9:57 am
varumba

oh it's a tough 1 erda! ca + vowel + repeat the first 2 letters again
9:57 am
zoozzoom

ca + letter + the first two
9:57 am
zoozzoom

oops ,Sorry, Var.
9:58 am
varumba

well am stuck on 19
9:58 am
varumba

havent'found a word int he past 30 min i think
9:58 am
varumba

no worry zoom, better safe ;)
9:58 am
Erda

Thank you!!!!!
9:58 am
zoozzoom

i need 1 more
9:58 am
varumba

any1 hgot the first re5/10?
9:58 am
varumba

oh just 1!!
9:58 am
varumba

yw erda
9:58 am
varumba

need any help zoom? mb i have it
9:58 am
gran

Last two - re 5/10 and to 6/19 - any clues please
9:59 am
varumba

there are quite a few re5/10 gran...
9:59 am
gramma

to6 is comparative ending=more so
10:00 am
zoozzoom

r+ to consume+ letter
10:00 am
gramma

re5 is a cowboy rope
10:01 am
varumba

ty for that !
10:01 am
gramma

How about the 1st TE7? please.
10:01 am
zoozzoom

re5/10 re + faster than walking.
10:01 am
varumba

somebody who cries more
10:01 am
gramma

I mean to7. sorry
10:01 am
varumba

like te6 before, but add a vowel before the -er
10:02 am
varumba

tx zoom was missing that oen too
10:02 am
varumba

dont'have it yet gramma
10:02 am
gramma

tya
10:02 am
zoozzoom

to4/4 and just one corn****o
10:03 am
varumba

tx zom!
10:03 am
gramma

thanks cry worked
10:04 am
zoozzoom

And fireworks for me.
10:05 am
varumba

wtg zoom!!!!
10:05 am
gramma

WTG!
10:05 am
gramma

I'm not following the to4 and cornucopia
10:06 am
varumba

lol gramma, think ice cream ;)
10:07 am
72 Temple Owl

a little 2000 lbs.?
10:07 am
varumba

ah good 1 TO
10:08 am
72 Temple Owl

varumba, one of those clues that doesn't always translate though excellent. I got it from your clue.
10:08 am
72 Temple Owl

and i am still here because of tummy ache.
10:09 am
varumba

lolol
10:09 am
gramma

varumba, I thought ice cream, ate some and still don't get it??
10:09 am
varumba

awwwww sry to hear TO, hope you feel better soon
10:09 am
zoozzoom

oh dear, sorry to hear that, TO
10:09 am
varumba

cornetto is what i read in zoom's cllue
10:10 am
72 Temple Owl

gramma: their word for ice cream holder instead of co4/5 is like the trumpet like brass horn
10:10 am
gramma

it's a TO word tocornetto
10:11 am
zoozzoom

to+ fishing *** + hey *Eacher leave them kids alone.
10:11 am
72 Temple Owl

i think i should make some broth, but most probably must ride it out
10:11 am
zoozzoom

have you been to the docs, TO?
10:12 am
gramma

TO, ty for completely dumbing that done for me. I was stumped.
10:12 am
varumba

how
10:12 am
72 Temple Owl

zoom what in the world did you clue? a to6?
10:12 am
varumba

bout the very last re6/21?
10:13 am
72 Temple Owl

i don't think that was dumbed down. i hate dumbed down clues, generally leave when they start to fly
10:13 am
zoozzoom

VAr, a bit like a criminal check but with the `R` not the `V`
10:13 am
gramma

past tense of getting the water out of your linen?
10:13 am
zoozzoom

having trouble with my caplock, sorry.
10:14 am
gramma

TO I didn't mean to insult your cluing. I was belittling myself.
10:14 am
72 Temple Owl

no doctor. they tell you to ride it out, so i shall and be $20 richer for it
10:15 am
72 Temple Owl

exactly. no beliettling allowed!
10:15 am
varumba

mmmm still in the dark here....
10:15 am
varumba

i was gonna say the same TO
10:16 am
72 Temple Owl

or belittling! crossword clues are aacceptable and fun if they can be clever
10:16 am
zoozzoom

Take care, All, bye.
10:16 am
varumba

bye zoooooooooooom
10:16 am
varumba

hag evening
10:16 am
72 Temple Owl

later, zoom, thanks for the clues
10:17 am
varumba

could someone reclue the last re please? dont'see it :(
10:17 am
gramma

I have 15 left. I think I'll savor them later.
10:17 am
72 Temple Owl

have stats? not using list
10:18 am
gramma

re + double consonant past tense
10:18 am
varumba

re6/21
10:18 am
72 Temple Owl

same as ne6
10:18 am
gran

Still not seeing (or getting the clues for to 6/18) any further help please
10:18 am
varumba

it comes after to cut a sheet of paper again with hands (no cscissors)
10:18 am
72 Temple Owl

which is opposite of grossed
10:19 am
72 Temple Owl

to6/18 is more high brow
10:19 am
varumba

to8/18 = more than to4/4: a *** is 1000kgs : i would be happ*** if I could live near the sea
10:19 am
gramma

to 6 a mans name with a dif. last vowel + more so
10:20 am
varumba

i meant 6.18 of course n ot 8
10:20 am
72 Temple Owl

later, all
10:21 am
varumba

bye TO!!
10:21 am
gramma

Oh sure, just as I was about to get on w/my life outside of Babbleonia, I see tr8 and 9. Hoqw am I supposed to go with those looking me down.
10:21 am
gramma

how
10:21 am
crosshair

good morning everyone
10:22 am
varumba

hi crossy!
10:22 am
gramma

Clues are welcome here.
10:22 am
gramma

Hi crossy 8)
10:24 am
varumba

it would be the italian for 300 and pl gramma
10:24 am
varumba

like the 12 and 13....
10:25 am
gramma

ty got it
10:25 am
varumba

yw
10:25 am
varumba

so no one has got the last re?
10:26 am
dfmchfhf

good morning all... hi var, gramma, crossy :o)
10:26 am
varumba

hiya dfm
10:26 am
zoozzoom

think where you take sick animals except with a `R` + ***y bear
10:26 am
crosshair

283....do i dare even start it?
10:26 am
dfmchfhf

(and also zooz)
10:26 am
varumba

the first 200 are easy crossy....
10:27 am
dfmchfhf

go crossy!
10:27 am
varumba

i find the last 20 really hard....
10:30 am
varumba

oh just saw your reply zoom! stupid chog
10:30 am
varumba

ty!! got it!!! if youré still by your secreen to see this ty ty ty
10:30 am
zoozzoom

your welcome, Varumba :-)
10:30 am
zoozzoom

def *Poof*
10:31 am
varumba

i can feel i am getting restless
10:31 am
varumba

i think i may need a break here....
10:31 am
varumba

ok zoom :D
10:31 am
MollyL

I start these big ones, but I rarely finish them. It would take me hours and hours, as slow as I am. And I am elbow deep into Thanksgiving prep this weekend.
10:32 am
varumba

how about st7/28?
10:32 am
wildcat17

more of the rock
10:33 am
varumba

ah tx wild, i thougth so but couldn't figure out how.. and got it ;)
10:34 am
wildcat17

yw
10:35 am
crosshair

oh yea forgot the American thanksgiving is coming up fast! happy turkey day to my friends down south!
10:37 am
dfmchfhf

:o/ some of my words I had last night disappeared
10:38 am
varumba

first ta 6/18 plz?
10:38 am
rururocks

you are prepping for Thanksgiving already?
10:41 am
MollyL

I make the cranberry and the sweet potato concoction ahead of time because they taste better if the flavors set for a few days. Likewise the pumpkin bread, but that gets made tomorrow.
10:42 am
gramma

ta is 1 of those vowelly words. It is the ribbon like nerves in the brain
10:43 am
gramma

the ta7 is latin plural
10:43 am
varumba

i think i'm gonna need more words for that one, as i have no idea but for the start!
10:43 am
gramma

I hope that helps. I'm outta here.
10:44 am
crosshair

pumpkin bread?...mmmmm
10:44 am
gramma

ta plus your en5 word minus the T
10:44 am
varumba

i looked it up gramm, but at least i knew what to look for, so ty :)
10:45 am
gramma

oh good. now off to the shower after a celebratory cigarette
10:46 am
varumba

and that's it for me! phew! well at least that kept me busy ;)
10:46 am
varumba

any clue needed?
10:46 am
dfmchfhf

Can I have length frequencies for 7+?
10:48 am
varumba

ok, i'm off then ;)
10:48 am
varumba

bye all! hf and gl *poof*
10:48 am
dfmchfhf

bye var :o)
10:55 am
hpb

7=23, 8=6, 9=2, 12=1, 13=1
10:56 am
dfmchfhf

thanks hpb :o)
10:57 am
hpb

yw
10:57 am
dfmchfhf

got both 9s then :oD
10:57 am
hpb

yea! I still have only one. :)
10:59 am
dfmchfhf

need a clue for the other?
11:01 am
rururocks

tr (3) + penny+ vowell
11:01 am
hpb

yes, please! I have the Italian 300s
11:01 am
hpb

got that one, ruru
11:01 am
dfmchfhf

re9/66
11:02 am
rururocks

re 9 to act a scene again
11:02 am
hpb

got it! thanks dfm and ruru
11:03 am
dfmchfhf

aww, making cryptic clues takes long :o(
11:03 am
hpb

I got the re7 from your clue, dfm
11:03 am
hpb

don't ask me how... lol!
11:05 am
Soodlebum

Hi everybody :-)
11:05 am
hpb

hi soodle
11:05 am
dfmchfhf

really late, but... re9/66 (cryptic:) A stick rises to the top of a tree in the grass shows on stage
11:06 am
dfmchfhf

*rising
11:06 am
rururocks

anyone have the last ca 5/12?
11:06 am
dfmchfhf

Hi soodle :o)
11:06 am
hpb

can I have stats/clue for e in 4th column and a in 5th column? Need these for nbt
11:06 am
wildcat17

the last one I have is to ca5 an event - provide food
11:07 am
hpb

yeah, that's pretty cryptic, dmf!
11:07 am
rururocks

oh.. i had that in the wrong place.. thank you wild
11:07 am
dfmchfhf

ca5/12 (cryptic:) mammal again backward serves
11:08 am
dfmchfhf

and the following 7 (cryptic:) mammal again backward -- again! -- is to serve
11:08 am
rururocks

missed the previous.. I have he ca's done wheeee
11:08 am
dfmchfhf

cryptic crossword clues are fun to write :oD
11:15 am
crosshair

just got back,have no idea what these cryptic clues are lol
11:15 am
MollyL

Hi Cross, join me in the LOST corner.
11:16 am
dfmchfhf

cryptic clues make you go "oh! WHY did I NOT see that!" only after you get them, crossy ;o)
11:16 am
crosshair

snuggles up to molly in the lost corner
11:17 am
dfmchfhf

<-- is lost, can't find the lost corner!
11:21 am
dfmchfhf

55 to go, unlisted :oD
11:21 am
Katydid0615

sco ne
11:22 am
Kenny Chuck

Need clues for qu12/13. Help!
11:24 am
crosshair

i like katy,s cryptic clue better:))
11:24 am
rururocks

4 pennies in italian kenny
11:25 am
crosshair

ty ruru
11:26 am
crosshair

144 points on 1 word...sweet..
11:26 am
MollyL

What? Does everyone here except me speak Italian?
11:26 am
Mom

plural it for 170 points, Crossy!
11:26 am
Mom

hi everyone
11:26 am
crosshair

yaaa! 170 points!
11:27 am
crosshair

((mom)
11:27 am
MollyL

Hi Mom. Just got done making an awesome batch of cranberry sauce.
11:27 am
Mom

((Crossy))
11:27 am
Mom

you are a better girl than I am Molly and hello
11:27 am
crosshair

crossy love cranberry jelly..does not like crunching on the whole berry kind:/
11:29 am
dfmchfhf

qu12/144 (cryptic:) four hundred crouch headlessly, retakes decay with a penny makes one directionless
11:30 am
rururocks

<--- has all of the Ra's now
11:30 am
MollyL

No "jell" in this stuff Cross, it's strictly sauce. With some orange rind and a good bit of sugar.
11:31 am
MollyL

It's sad. I know what qu12 is, and I still don't understand that cryptic clue.
11:32 am
rururocks

the first part of the qu 12 is four in Italian.. tha last part is penny
11:32 am
rururocks

but it refers to and age in time in Italy
11:32 am
dfmchfhf

aww.... maybe this might help?
Four hundred
crouch headlessly (5 - 1)
retakes decay (3)
+ penny (4)
make one "direction"-less (1)
11:34 am
dfmchfhf

"retake" is a keyword for anagram
11:40 am
dfmchfhf

:o( did I scare everyone away?
11:40 am
Shirlockc

still here not getting the clue
11:41 am
bethn

can you give a cryptic clue with an answer- one not in the grid. i have the word you are clueing, and i cant follow. I've never done cryptics and would like to learn
11:42 am
m9f9l

morning all
11:42 am
MollyL

Nothing about the cryptics is sinking in with me. I am enjoying listening to Adam Sandler singing The Turkey Song though. Hey M9.
11:43 am
msideb01

yeah, I got it too, but your crypticism is still rather cryptic
11:44 am
Erda

That's because one person's "cryptic" is another person's "stupid."
11:44 am
kje

excellent clue, ru - thanks
11:44 am
dfmchfhf

hmm, need a word to make a clue... :o/
11:45 am
bethn

when it comes to cryptics i am always stupid : )
11:45 am
dfmchfhf

preferably a long one
11:45 am
bethn

how about enclosure?
11:46 am
Erda

All you need is the online Italian dictionary and words for 4 and 100...
11:46 am
rururocks

te 6/21 # 1 please
11:46 am
kje

just started - that qu12 was my first - no help here, sorry
11:47 am
bethn

first one i have sounds like the net and racket game ru
11:48 am
rururocks

thank you beth
11:48 am
rururocks

I was all around that one
11:48 am
bethn

yvw :)
11:48 am
rururocks

final lap
11:48 am
bethn

have 40 left here, trying not to list, don't think it will work
11:49 am
m9f9l

go go ruru!!
11:49 am
kje

246 left here
11:49 am
kje

woohoo
11:49 am
bethn

gooooo je
11:49 am
bethn

* kje
11:51 am
dfmchfhf

(cryptic) Northbound in European Community, fringe washroom is certain to fence in (9)
11:52 am
bethn

ok, now explain it please : )
11:53 am
rururocks

* I am going in without you kje.. i can't wait that long*
11:53 am
MollyL

I guess I'm "stupid" then.
11:54 am
dfmchfhf

Northbound is often abbreviated "N",
European Community is often abbreviated "EC"
so "Northbound *in* European Community" = ENC
"washroom" = "loo", and its "fringe" letters are "L" and "O"
"is certain" = "sure"
"to fence in" is a definition clue
11:54 am
rururocks

done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11:54 am
kje

down to 201 - does that change your mind? LOL
11:54 am
kje

WOOOOOHOOOOO RUUUUUUUU!
11:55 am
dfmchfhf

congrats ruru :o)
11:55 am
bethn

there is a whole language of sorts to learn
11:55 am
m9f9l

WAHOO ru!!!
11:55 am
MollyL

Way to go Ruru!
11:55 am
rururocks

those c's almost killed me
11:55 am
bethn

YAY ruru!!!!
11:55 am
kje

we would never let them take you without a fight, ru
11:56 am
dfmchfhf

yeah, doing your first few cryptic reads is hard... when reading try to separate what seem to be the separate parts of the clue :o)
11:56 am
dfmchfhf

yeah, doing your first few cryptic reads is hard... when reading try to separate what seem to be the separate parts of the clue :o)
11:57 am
m9f9l

yeah.. sometimes you have to look at them twice!LOL
11:57 am
dfmchfhf

From yesterday's grid:
(Cryptic) spear thrower doubles Aztec god tail (6)
11:58 am
bethn

did someone teach you? I imagine the clues are different from country to country, loo is not common usage here. not unheard of, just not common
11:58 am
dfmchfhf

'loo' isn't common here either, but it seems to be in the UK
11:58 am
m9f9l

spear thrower clone in middle of frasier's hometown?
11:58 am
m9f9l

oh wait.. that's not his hometown. his city.
11:59 am
Erda

who is Frasier?
11:59 am
dfmchfhf

I've been doing / writing cryptics for just nine months :o) weekly
First month was hard, but then it got easier
11:59 am
bethn

that one i understood. is the placement of the definition word always in the same place? or is there not always a definition phrase
11:59 am
m9f9l

yeah.. you have to know that television show.LOL
11:59 am
dfmchfhf

There's almost always a definition phrase. Otherwise it's a bad clue ;o)
11:59 am
MollyL

That's why I get bored with the larger grids. I just don't have it in me to find over 50 c words.
11:59 am
m9f9l

dfm puts definition at beginning and end at least.
11:59 am
bethn

where are you dfm?
11:59 am
m9f9l

or end I should say
12:00 pm
dfmchfhf

Ottawa
12:00 pm
bethn

br rrrr
12:00 pm
dfmchfhf

m9 yeah, usually the definition is separate from the rest of the clue, always helpful to isolate one or two possible definitions
12:00 pm
kje

170 - break time - bbiab
12:01 pm
dfmchfhf

hehe, I have the window wide open... :o/ and am wearing a t-shirt and shorts...
12:01 pm
m9f9l


Frasier is a spin-off from Cheers.. about a psychoanalyst in Seattle, which now that I look at it typed out doesn't have an atl in it!ROFL!
12:01 pm
bethn

menopause? :)
12:02 pm
m9f9l

I don't even know if dfm is male or female. maybe manopause...LOL
12:02 pm
dfmchfhf

as if, beth, I'm not even the right age. Or gender, I think. ;o)
12:03 pm
m9f9l

ah.. that's what I guessed though.
12:04 pm
rururocks

maybe its manopause
12:04 pm
bethn

we need a profile dfm, no more witness protection for you
12:04 pm
m9f9l

too late on that one ru!
12:05 pm
onyx

oooh a twelve and 13 letter word. don't think i've ever seen a 13
12:05 pm
m9f9l

i worry if we ever met in person ru.LOL
12:06 pm
dfmchfhf

If I were a girl I'd probably have had my first period within this year... late puberty... :o(
(i'm nineteen! And late sucks :o( makes all this change worse)
12:07 pm
bethn

but you will like it when you look so much younger than everyone else dfm
12:08 pm
Erda

A clue for re7,32 please? Non-cryptic...
12:09 pm
bethn

to take back testimony pl
12:09 pm
Erda

oops -- the other one please!
12:10 pm
bethn

play a civil war battle again
12:11 pm
dfmchfhf

:oO "like it"? Wouldn't I have to worry about flatchestedness?
(no offense but I don't understand why most females are so captivated by the size of their secondary sexual feature...)
12:11 pm
m9f9l

19! no wonder you still remember so much from class!LOL
12:12 pm
bethn

i don't mean as a girl, dfm, i meant as a person, you will probably look more youthful, than other people longer
12:12 pm
dfmchfhf

(or, really, male fascination to same characteristic, but that's a different story :o/)
12:12 pm
m9f9l

and I don't think that's secondary either.
12:12 pm
m9f9l

LOL
12:14 pm
bethn

as far as cup size, just as it suck to be late, it sucks to be different when so much emphasis is placed on sexuality it the media and entertainment. Girls may understand intellectualy that it is not their bra size that matters, but when clothes don't fit, and boys aren't interested in them, the intellect doesn't enter in to it
12:14 pm
dfmchfhf

<-- hung around primarily with girls (and teachers) until the age of seventeen and *still* doesn't really understand why most boys in class thought I'm strange...
12:16 pm
bethn

adolescence is the pits
12:16 pm
m9f9l

don't even get me started on the clothing industry!!!!!
12:16 pm
cgw8

Hello.
12:16 pm
m9f9l

hello
12:16 pm
dfmchfhf

hey cgw :o)
12:17 pm
cgw8

:D
12:17 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12+13 today cgw :oO
12:17 pm
m9f9l

yes.. hard to come through adolescence with your dignity in6. Much easier if homeschooled!
12:17 pm
cgw8

Really? D;
12:17 pm
cgw8

D:*
12:17 pm
bethn

my 29 yr old daughter @ 6 ft tall, and weighs @ 125 lbs. She is beautiful, and not anorexic, super fast metabolism. buying clothes is a nightmare
12:18 pm
m9f9l

oh beth, I bet!
12:18 pm
m9f9l

do you sew?
12:19 pm
m9f9l

does she?
12:19 pm
bethn

we went christmas shopping last week. I thought i would require medically induced coma by the end
12:19 pm
dfmchfhf

why are girls so much more susceptible (and targetted) to/by the media? o.o
wait, never mind, guys probably are too, just not as noticeable...
12:19 pm
m9f9l

ha.. just look at all the haircuts on the guys at school.....
12:19 pm
bethn

i sew enough to make cute halloween costumes, not wearable clothing for a grownup :/
12:20 pm
Jillyjill

Hello babble buddies!
12:20 pm
cgw8

Hello. :)
12:20 pm
dfmchfhf

<insert salutation directed at jilly here>
12:20 pm
crosshair

remember,we have to all be 6 foot 4,wide shouldered,a 6 pack for abs and make a million a year...no pressure at all;)
12:21 pm
bethn

adolescent boys tend to run toward "you cant make me wear that, I like this" and girls like them anyway
12:21 pm
m9f9l

you may have better luck online: http://tinyurl.com/285lckp
12:21 pm
dfmchfhf

six foot four? o.0 Isn't that... like... almost two metres?
12:21 pm
m9f9l

describes you to a T crossy! right?
12:21 pm
Jillyjill

lol dfmchfhf!!
12:22 pm
m9f9l

my first boyfriend was 6'4".
12:22 pm
dfmchfhf

makes me feel so short... not that I'm not already... -.-
12:22 pm
crosshair

err..yes m9..that right...
12:22 pm
Jillyjill

Crossy!! (((hugs))) It's snowing here!! Yipee....
12:22 pm
bethn

she does some online shopping, but until she has actually tried on a mfg, there are a lot of returns involved. What works for one tall thin girl, does not always work on the next. I keep trying
12:22 pm
crosshair

im a a mere 6 ft,so alas i do not make the grade
12:22 pm
m9f9l

(wonders if dfm is same height as own 19 yo)
12:22 pm
dfmchfhf

<-- barely a metre and a half... shorter than even most girls in class... :o(
12:22 pm
bethn

my husband is 6'4"
12:23 pm
m9f9l

guys in my family run around 5' 10"
12:24 pm
cgw8

My friend's brother is 14 and is already 6 feet tall.
12:24 pm
bethn

if you had a delayed puberty, dfm, you may still grow. one of my very close friends graduated highschool at about 5'3". at our reunion he was 5'11"
12:24 pm
m9f9l

and 5' 10" seems to be the average looking online
12:24 pm
crosshair

((jilly)) snow loses its appeal quite fast up here
12:24 pm
m9f9l

we're having talk of snow.
12:24 pm
bethn

i pity his mom, he must grow out of clothes every month
12:24 pm
m9f9l

yup. my husband said our son still has some growing years coming..
12:25 pm
dfmchfhf

yeah, when you have a metre dumped in front of your door and need to go to work/school at 0600h... >.>
12:25 pm
Jillyjill

Well, if we are going to have zero and below zero temps....it had better have snow with it!! LOL
12:25 pm
m9f9l

when's yer bday dfm?
12:25 pm
dfmchfhf

<mathtorture>exact middle of a non leap year</mathtorture> ;oP
12:26 pm
Jillyjill

*diving into c words*....*sigh*
12:26 pm
cgw8

Ugh, these q words are driving me crazy. I only have 1. D:
12:27 pm
dfmchfhf

"diving"? o.0 how many are there? (I have 29, thought that was it...)
12:27 pm
bethn

saving last 37 for later, nice chatting with you all
12:27 pm
m9f9l

ah but were you born at NOON on July 2nd?
12:27 pm
dfmchfhf

bye beth :o)
12:27 pm
m9f9l

bye beth
12:27 pm
cgw8

There are 35 for one c and 18 for the other.
12:27 pm
dfmchfhf

if you change time zones around a bit, yeah m9 ;o)
12:28 pm
Jillyjill

by bethn
12:28 pm
m9f9l

cute.
12:28 pm
dfmchfhf

well, off by 18 minutes.
12:29 pm
m9f9l

just don't start singing jimmy buffett..
12:29 pm
dfmchfhf

singing what?
12:29 pm
cgw8

Changes in latitude, changes in longitude.
12:29 pm
cgw8

Or something like that, amirite?
12:29 pm
crosshair

wasting away again in margeritaville..searching for my lost shaker of salt...oh there it is!
12:30 pm
dfmchfhf

<-- knowledge of music ends in the 1850s, with the exception of some piano pieces
12:30 pm
cgw8

Haha, nice. xD
12:30 pm
m9f9l

I was thinking "it's five o'clock somewhere"...
12:30 pm
cgw8

Lol oh. xD
12:31 pm
m9f9l

didn't want to miss out on Bartok eh?
12:31 pm
crosshair

crossy< used to be a parrothead
12:31 pm
m9f9l

no Greenday? No Muse?
12:32 pm
crosshair

my son listens to green day i think
12:32 pm
m9f9l

No Stones, Beatles....
12:32 pm
cgw8

Greenday is awesome. :3
12:32 pm
dfmchfhf

never even heard of them.
12:32 pm
cgw8

No Styx, either? D:
12:32 pm
crosshair

you do not listen to radio dfm?
12:32 pm
Erda

strictly baroque -- no mainstream opera either... sad
12:32 pm
dfmchfhf

well, "Beatles" yes, but the game in which I first heard of them appended an extra 's' ;o)
12:33 pm
dfmchfhf

radio? Yes, the classical music ones
12:33 pm
m9f9l

no elvis, sinatra,
12:34 pm
m9f9l

bobby darrin
12:34 pm
dfmchfhf

oh, but I play DJMAX, so I at least know a *bit* of modern music...
12:34 pm
crosshair

you have not heard one single song made after 1900?
12:34 pm
dfmchfhf

let's also say that the first time I've heard about Michael Jackson was the day he died? o.o
12:34 pm
cgw8

WHAT
12:35 pm
crosshair

lol,just get out of jail after a long term?
12:35 pm
m9f9l

Verdi was writing by 1850.. so it's not all neccessarily ruled out....?
12:35 pm
doseffing

you live in ottawa so you can listen to the CBC ... late night Friday's on Radio 2 ... Burton Cummings will catch you up ..
12:36 pm
dfmchfhf

I've probably *heard* some songs but have no idea what they are... playing rhythm games and don't know the music (probably am one of the few people who play RockBand with the TV/speakers on MUTE o.0)
12:36 pm
crosshair

facinating,you must have no television in the house either
12:36 pm
Jillyjill

75 words, got the q's, nbt...time for a break!!
12:36 pm
cgw8

D: I neeeeed the q words! D:
12:36 pm
dfmchfhf

no TV up here in Ottawa, I'm going back home in a month anyways (co-op work term)
12:37 pm
m9f9l

wow. no meatloaf's bat out of hell.....
12:37 pm
m9f9l

LOL
12:37 pm
crosshair

just a harsichord and classical vynal records
12:37 pm
crosshair

harpsichord
12:37 pm
dfmchfhf

qu6/27, qu5/16, qu5/16, qu12/144, qu13/170
12:37 pm
crosshair

damn typos
12:37 pm
m9f9l

he's online! he's got youtube!!
12:37 pm
cgw8

Ugh, thanks dfm. I'm never gonna get that 12 and 13. D:
12:37 pm
Erda

and vinyl
12:38 pm
crosshair

i know erda,some days i just give up
12:38 pm
dfmchfhf

qu6/27 archaic inquiry
12:38 pm
dfmchfhf

qu5/12 strange
12:38 pm
crosshair

dont bother spell checking me on my bad days just interpet
12:38 pm
Erda

"interpet" ???
12:39 pm
cgw8

Thanks, dfm. :)
12:39 pm
dfmchfhf

qu5/12 no idea what this one means
12:39 pm
crosshair

its on erda,i have a dictionary
12:39 pm
crosshair

ok
12:39 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12/144, qu13/170pl. 1400-1500, means 400 in Italian
12:39 pm
cgw8

That's ok, I already have qu5. Somehow. xD
12:40 pm
crosshair

anyways time for me to be off for a bit i think.tc all and happy babbling...poof!
12:40 pm
m9f9l

now listening to Pavarotti "No, pagliaccio non son". Just had to get modern!
12:40 pm
dfmchfhf

bye crossy :o)
12:40 pm
cgw8

Bye.
12:41 pm
dfmchfhf

gonna go make lunch (at 1340h!), will only be here-ish
12:41 pm
m9f9l

bye crossy!
12:47 pm
cgw8

Ugh I'm failing miserably at finding qu6/27. :|
12:48 pm
zoozzoom

same as the first qu5/16 just add an `E` third from last.
12:48 pm
m9f9l

insert a vowel in the word that comes after
12:48 pm
dfmchfhf

start by falling
12:48 pm
m9f9l

hey zooz!
12:48 pm
cgw8

Oooooh thanks, zoom. :D
12:49 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, All..have finished, just popping in while adverts are on tv..lol
12:49 pm
zoozzoom

Yw Cgw8 :-)
12:49 pm
cgw8

You're finished? D:
12:50 pm
zoozzoom

yep finished a while ago :-)
12:50 pm
cgw8

Ugh, I have 197 words left. xD
12:51 pm
zoozzoom

You will get there, Cgw8, i am sure.
12:51 pm
dfmchfhf

hi zooz!
12:51 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, DFM :-)
12:52 pm
cgw8

Lol I'll be happy if I can just get all the q's. Specifically qu12 and 13. Then I'd be happy. xD
12:53 pm
zoozzoom

put this in google and it is the fourth one down.
12:54 pm
zoozzoom

the 15th century, used in reference to the Italian art and literature of that time.
12:54 pm
m9f9l

start by falling?? oh I get it
12:54 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12/144 (cryptic:) four hundred crouch headlessly, retakes decay with a penny makes one directionless
12:54 pm
m9f9l

mmmm...last night
12:55 pm
m9f9l

's leftovers
12:55 pm
cgw8

Omg, thanks zoom and dfm. :D
12:55 pm
zoozzoom

bubble & squeak.
12:55 pm
zoozzoom

Yw Cgw8
12:55 pm
dfmchfhf

"thanks" :oP did you even understand my clue?
12:55 pm
m9f9l

nummy. I LOVE bubble and squeak!
12:56 pm
cgw8

Well...no. But I still figured I should thank you anyway. 'Cause it sounds pretty darn cool. xD
12:56 pm
m9f9l

but right now it's celery, carrots, brussel sprouts and chicken with garlic and ponzu
12:56 pm
zoozzoom

So did i, have not had that for years, M9 :-)
12:56 pm
cgw8

But now that I know the word, your clue makes sense. :D
12:56 pm
Soodlebum

Hey everybody... I am ducking in and out - very dodgy internet connection this evening.
12:56 pm
dfmchfhf

<-- is a horrible cryptic writer, usually doesn't make it to his school's puzzles :o(
12:56 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Soodle :-)
12:57 pm
cgw8

xD
12:57 pm
Soodlebum

Hiya Zooz :-)
12:57 pm
dfmchfhf

*turns soodle into a member of Anatidae*
12:58 pm
cgw8

All the q's down, yay! :D
12:58 pm
Erda

cryptic cluing is pour les oiseaux...
12:58 pm
zoozzoom

LOL, DFM, very good.
12:58 pm
Soodlebum

Erm.... ????
12:59 pm
zoozzoom

Anatidae a fear of ducks.
12:59 pm
Erda

Translation: for the birds
12:59 pm
dfmchfhf

no, Anatidae = duck (family, I think)
12:59 pm
Soodlebum

Foul!
12:59 pm
dfmchfhf

anatidaphobia is fear of ducks :oP
12:59 pm
dfmchfhf

(and geese.)
12:59 pm
zoozzoom

thats what i thought you meant..lol
12:59 pm
Erda

No, fowl...
12:59 pm
dfmchfhf

(and swans.)
12:59 pm
Soodlebum

Quackers..... the lot of ye!
1:00 pm
zoozzoom

LOL
1:00 pm
cgw8

Oh, btw: Hey, Soodle. :3
1:00 pm
dfmchfhf

mm, lemon cracker...
1:00 pm
Soodlebum

Hiya CG :-)
1:01 pm
dfmchfhf

soodle, aren't *you* the quacker? Considering what I just turned you in to... ;o)
1:01 pm
zoozzoom

well i am drinking vodka & coke, not had alcohol for over a year..lol
1:01 pm
zoozzoom

ok You`ve been framed is on, bye for now.
1:01 pm
cgw8

Lol bye.
1:02 pm
Soodlebum

Oh my. Zooz..... Be careful - you will have deveoloped an intolerance....
1:02 pm
zoozzoom

Hic..what?
1:03 pm
m9f9l

if harry potter and his friends were all like wormtail.. they'd be ra8
1:04 pm
cgw8

Speaking of HP, I'm gonna be seeing the new movie tonight! :DDDDD
1:04 pm
m9f9l

vodka and coke?!?! why?
1:04 pm
ch1212

Speaking of HP, we went and saw the EXHIBITION yesterday in Seattle ---- AMAZING.
1:04 pm
Soodlebum

Any particular reason you started today, after a year, Zooz (I'm just curious....)
1:04 pm
ch1212

Going to see the movie tomorrow!
1:05 pm
cgw8

Ooh, I went to the HP theme park in Orlando over the summer! It was brilliant.
1:05 pm
m9f9l

going to wait until it's on dvd!!
1:05 pm
ch1212

From all the movies, props, costumes, artifacts, sets, displays, etc. Wow!
1:05 pm
ch1212

What really struck me is how TINY all the actors really are -- even the adults are very small, except for Hagrid of course.
1:06 pm
cgw8

That sounds really cool, ch, I wish I could see it. :(
1:06 pm
ch1212

Well, I wish I could go see the theme park, cgw :)
1:06 pm
periwinkle

hello all
1:06 pm
ch1212

hi peri!
1:06 pm
cgw8

It was really well done, if you ever get a chance, you should definitely see it.
1:07 pm
periwinkle

help with lone E under the A pls
1:07 pm
cgw8

And the Forbidden Journey ride was seriously epic.
1:07 pm
mixi6

have ate.
1:07 pm
ch1212

variant of consume, peri
1:07 pm
periwinkle


ty thought I had that one
1:07 pm
dfmchfhf

hi peri! :o)
1:08 pm
Soodlebum

Hello Peri :-)
1:08 pm
periwinkle

are there really a 12 and 13 letter words?
1:08 pm
cgw8

Yeah, they're both qu words.
1:08 pm
periwinkle

bad English :(
1:08 pm
periwinkle

thatks, will look
1:09 pm
periwinkle

thanks even
1:09 pm
periwinkle

don''t remember any grid with words that long and I have been play for 6 years
1:09 pm
cgw8

Gonna take a nap. See y'all later. :)
1:10 pm
Soodlebum

Bye CG - See you soon :-)
1:11 pm
zoozzoom

Sorry, for the delay, watching TV, no reason, just felt like having a drink.
1:13 pm
Soodlebum

Perfectly acceptable!!!! I have given up the demon drink for the month of November, and I am finding it a very long month.........
1:13 pm
dfmchfhf

I remember "cogenerations"...
1:13 pm
dfmchfhf

erm. *cogeneration. Without the S.
1:14 pm
Soodlebum

BTW - thanks for telling me You've Been Framed is on, Zooz....I flippin' love that programme!
1:14 pm
dfmchfhf

but that's only 12 :oO
1:14 pm
zoozzoom

lol, you are welcome :-)
1:14 pm
cosdem

hello all
1:14 pm
dfmchfhf

hi cos!
1:15 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Cos :-)
1:15 pm
Soodlebum

Hello Cos :-)
1:15 pm
cosdem

i think i have a head cold
1:16 pm
cosdem

woke up feeling like crap
1:16 pm
zoozzoom

Hate colds, took me nearly two weeks to get rid of mine.
1:16 pm
Soodlebum

Aaargh. Soodle backs away from Cos, donning face-mask.....
1:16 pm
cosdem

lol soodle yeah im suspectible to colds when people have them.. i just took some vitamin c
1:16 pm
cosdem

hoping ill be fine by Thursday
1:17 pm
dfmchfhf

:o( poor cos
1:17 pm
Soodlebum

Loads of Vitamin C, loads of fluids, and a bit of TLC, and you will be grand!
1:17 pm
zoozzoom

Got something good planned for thursday then, Cos?
1:17 pm
m9f9l

nasal irrigation~!
1:17 pm
cosdem

yes that is the plan!
1:17 pm
m9f9l

hot lemon with honey!
1:18 pm
cosdem

hot toddy!
1:18 pm
m9f9l

more nasal irrigation!
1:18 pm
periwinkle

have no 8,9,12 or 13 letter words, help pls with any of them
1:19 pm
m9f9l

peri.. the 12/13 ar q words
1:19 pm
dfmchfhf

does peri like cryptic clues?
1:19 pm
cosdem

i have one 8.. .its ra8,, past tense of the ra6 b4 it
1:19 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12/144 (cryptic:) four hundred crouch headlessly, retakes decay with a penny makes one directionless
1:19 pm
periwinkle

I know that m9 but not seeing them, ty
1:19 pm
Soodlebum

Zooz - Its Thanksgiving on Thursday next. (I thought it was last Thursday, and made an ass of myself wishing everybody a happy holiday....Its the lack of alcohol... my brain is frazzled!)
1:19 pm
m9f9l

8/9 combo with same ending as the 12/13 but instead of meaning 4... means 3...
1:20 pm
periwinkle

most cryptic clues go over my head but ty
1:20 pm
cosdem

lol hey an early thanksgiving wish is always nice too soodle
1:20 pm
m9f9l

think "four bits a dollar"
1:20 pm
m9f9l

?
1:20 pm
Soodlebum

Hmm... I felt like an eejit!
1:20 pm
zoozzoom

LOL, bless you, Soodle.
1:20 pm
cosdem

sorry zooz. didnt see ur message.. yes.. our Thanksgiving is Thursday. I'm waking up early to watch the Macy Parade then eating with the in-laws then watch Christmas movies
1:21 pm
periwinkle

quarter? is not in the grid
1:21 pm
crosshair

i had a nice Qu***** formaggio pizza last night + itallian penny
1:21 pm
m9f9l

getting there peri. think italian
1:21 pm
cosdem

no peri it isnt but that hasnt stopped me from typing it in a few times
1:21 pm
zoozzoom

Hello, Crossy :-)
1:21 pm
m9f9l

there's a double cons....
1:22 pm
Soodlebum

Hello Cross....Whats this I hear about you and Mrs Crossy going to the Maldives?
1:22 pm
m9f9l

uno, dos, qu... with double cons...
1:22 pm
cosdem

like that shaving razor blade?
1:22 pm
m9f9l

yes cos!
1:23 pm
cosdem

ok i think i know.. i have to remember how to spell it
1:23 pm
m9f9l

that many pennies!
1:23 pm
periwinkle

I give up, will have to go to morewords
1:23 pm
crosshair

i have 3 years to save for it soodlebum;)
1:23 pm
m9f9l

ah peri!
1:23 pm
m9f9l

you'll get it for sure there!
1:24 pm
periwinkle

bbl
1:24 pm
zoozzoom

when you do get it, the tr9 ends the same as the qu12 & 13
1:24 pm
m9f9l

and tr8
1:24 pm
cosdem

OMG
1:25 pm
dfmchfhf

don't succumb to morewords, peri!
1:25 pm
cosdem

i monkeyed the 13!!
1:25 pm
Soodlebum

Sounds like it is worth saving for, Cross...... sounds idyllic.
1:25 pm
cosdem

it looks like a rhino is int he word
1:25 pm
m9f9l

whoo hoo cos
1:26 pm
dfmchfhf

go cos! :o)
1:27 pm
cosdem

ah so its an cultural event in medival italy?
1:27 pm
zoozzoom

so they say..lol
1:27 pm
cosdem

i googled it lol
1:28 pm
cosdem

i shld have known.. the ce5/12 is the end of the 12/13
1:28 pm
zoozzoom

so is the tr8 & 9, Cos
1:29 pm
cosdem

yes i got that as well...
1:29 pm
cosdem

ok so the 12/13 is done. i can breath
1:29 pm
zoozzoom

:-)
1:29 pm
cosdem

well not literally... ill hafta breath out of my mouth
1:29 pm
zoozzoom

lol
1:30 pm
zoozzoom

ok need to get some food ready, bye once again, All.
1:30 pm
Jillyjill

back to knock off the c's while watching the state college rivalry game on TV...
1:31 pm
Soodlebum

Bye Zooz (((((Take care))))
1:31 pm
Jillyjill

HI zooz and cos!
1:31 pm
Jillyjill

Soodle!! Hi there!
1:31 pm
cosdem

hello jilly!
1:32 pm
m9f9l

bye all.. back for last 35 later! *poof*
1:32 pm
Jillyjill

see ya m9!
1:32 pm
Soodlebum

Bye M9, and Hello Jilly :-)
1:35 pm
dfmchfhf

bye m9 :o)
1:37 pm
Brookie

Back to tackle some more words... hi everyone!
1:37 pm
Soodlebum

Hi Brookie :-)
1:38 pm
Brookie

Hi soodle!
1:38 pm
Brookie

Once I get halfway through this list, I'll allow myself to look at Lickety's list. Almost there...
1:39 pm
dfmchfhf

this one isn't bad, I'm at 46 to go without Lickety's.
1:39 pm
Soodlebum

Have you reached your target on YouTube yet, Brookie?
1:39 pm
Brookie

Really close. At 196 hits. :-)
1:40 pm
Brookie

I don't know why this is important to me. In the scheme of things, it's awfully trivial.
1:40 pm
Jillyjill

C's crushed!!
1:40 pm
Soodlebum

Post the link again.... I'm sure there are people on now who haven't seen it. And.....as its feel-good viewing, you will be doing them a favour!
1:41 pm
Brookie

Well, if you insist...
1:41 pm
dfmchfhf

watched what? :oO
1:41 pm
Brookie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr5fhmp
_xP0
1:41 pm
Jillyjill

YES....I'll go on...I've been away from babble for 3 days
1:42 pm
Soodlebum

I am not Brookie's publicist, but I urge everybody to watch this....... Feel-good viewing!!!!
1:42 pm
Brookie

Oh, I will sooo hire you to be my publicist!
1:42 pm
Soodlebum

(Brookie - you can put the cheque in the post....)
1:43 pm
Brookie

And I'll promote that everyone reads the cool list on Soodle's profile.
1:43 pm
Brookie

Will do. Will address it to Soodlebum. Hopefully it'll get to you.
1:44 pm
Soodlebum

Soodlebum, Ireland. That should do it!
1:44 pm
cosdem

clue for the an5?
1:44 pm
cybernan

good morning everyone -- a weekend whopper I see
1:45 pm
Brookie

Good morning, cybernan!
1:45 pm
Brookie

Don't have the an5, sorry.
1:45 pm
Jillyjill

an+ what you listen with
1:45 pm
Soodlebum

A and not far, Cos. And hi Nan :-)
1:45 pm
cosdem

thanks :)
1:45 pm
Brookie

Thanks!
1:46 pm
Jillyjill

nice speech Brookie...I laughed while consumer football game watching food!
1:46 pm
Brookie

Thanks jilly!
1:47 pm
jmcnrick

hi all
1:47 pm
Brookie

Hi jmc!
1:48 pm
Soodlebum

Hi JMC - did you make a decision on the outfit?
1:49 pm
Jillyjill

brb
1:50 pm
jmcnrick

no not yet I need to pass it on to the Quakers
1:51 pm
jmcnrick

brookie is there a reason you want a particular number of hits on your speech?
1:52 pm
Brookie

Unexplainable. Maybe to justify all the time and energy I put into writing it. Or ego issues?
1:52 pm
Brookie

How have you been, jmc?
1:52 pm
jmcnrick

a bit harried but okay
1:53 pm
jmcnrick

my housekeeper cleaned up my office which she is not suppose to do and I can find a $$$$$ check
1:53 pm
jmcnrick

I am sure it will turn up but it is driving me nuts
1:53 pm
Brookie

You can't find it?
1:53 pm
jmcnrick

not yet
1:54 pm
Brookie

I don't like it either when people slightly rearrange my stuff. Hard to find things.
1:55 pm
jmcnrick

it is fine in the rest of the house but I put client and my stuff in separate piles and then I came home and it was all stacked neatly in three different places
1:55 pm
Brookie

Good intentions gone awry.
1:56 pm
jmcnrick

indeed
1:56 pm
Brookie

Gotta go now. I hope to be back later this evening to finish up the grid. Enjoy your day, everyone! (poof)
1:56 pm
jmcnrick

it is, alas, one of the reasons I told her she would not have a job in the new year
1:57 pm
jmcnrick

i felt bad but she really does not do a good cleaning job and all my clothes are stained and there are cobwebs everywhere
1:59 pm
jmcnrick

what does the 12/13 start with?
2:00 pm
cosdem

Qu
2:00 pm
cosdem

i lucked out. i monkeyed it on the first try today :P
2:01 pm
cosdem

same ending as tr8/9
2:01 pm
jmcnrick

qu? ack!
2:02 pm
cosdem

the ce5/12 and 6/21 is the ending of the qu 12/13
2:02 pm
jmcnrick

lol a lot of information but it wil take a me a wihle to ferret it out
2:03 pm
cosdem

lol yeah sorry i shld have kept it simple
2:03 pm
jmcnrick

is there only one ce5/12 because I have that then
2:03 pm
Jillyjill

I got both qu12/13 on my own and ruru took my babble training wheels off!! lol
2:03 pm
cosdem

2 ce 5/12s but its the first one
2:04 pm
cybernan

both the ce 5/12's I have are plurals
2:04 pm
cosdem

oops
2:04 pm
cosdem

3 ce 5/12s
2:04 pm
cosdem

the first one is the one u want for the 13
2:04 pm
jmcnrick

lucky you jiily! did he keep one hand on the back of the bike just in case?
2:04 pm
phandmd

cybernan, money with a vowel on the end
2:05 pm
jmcnrick

well that explains my problem
2:05 pm
Jillyjill

teehee
2:05 pm
cybernan

then there are 3 ce 5/12's
2:06 pm
cosdem

yes
2:06 pm
cybernan

but how you get there from the qu is beyond me!
2:06 pm
cosdem

well its the last 5 letters of the qu
2:07 pm
cosdem

so there u have 7 out of 12 letters you need lol
2:07 pm
cosdem

i need a clue for the last ca 6/21 please?
2:07 pm
jmcnrick

this should be doable since we have the first 3 letters and the last 5 so we are only missing 4!
2:08 pm
cosdem

think shaving razor brand for the first 5 letters
2:08 pm
lynxxx

It sounds like an Italian counting
2:08 pm
jmcnrick

er i buy very few shaving razors
2:09 pm
jmcnrick

hi lynxxx! *waves*
2:09 pm
cosdem

but theyre adversited on tv quite a bit lol
2:09 pm
lynxxx

morning everyone - waving back
2:09 pm
jmcnrick

lol
2:11 pm
lynxxx

last ca6.21 I have is feline and *** Sharples from Coronation Street
2:11 pm
cybernan

who watches tv?
2:11 pm
cosdem

um i have no idea what that is but thank you.. i know the first 4 letters of it. i need the last 2
2:11 pm
cosdem

i do nan :P
2:11 pm
lynxxx

not watched it myself - just general knowledge
2:12 pm
jmcnrick

i watch jeopardy and they have very few shaving commercials
2:12 pm
cosdem

*heads to google*
2:12 pm
cybernan

maybe I'll see it later
2:12 pm
cosdem

got it! thank you now i know something
2:12 pm
cosdem

lol jmc
2:13 pm
cybernan

need that lone e for nbt -- stats, please?
2:14 pm
car.eeyore

Creepier?
2:14 pm
cosdem

ea 5/10.. like the other ea 5/10 change the last leter
2:15 pm
cybernan

ty cos -- was looking for that one, but couldn't spot it
2:15 pm
Jillyjill

hmmm in6/18 clue please?
2:16 pm
car.eeyore

To keep complete or whole
2:16 pm
cybernan

in + twinkle twinkle
2:16 pm
car.eeyore

or in + TA 4/5
2:16 pm
cosdem

wow i spent the last half hour looking for the ce4/6... just found it..
2:16 pm
Jillyjill

ahhhh...
2:16 pm
Jillyjill

tyvm
2:18 pm
cybernan

remember it, cos -- it's a babblet
2:19 pm
cosdem

yeah these words give me a headache
2:19 pm
Kaplan the Magne

12 an 13 all set, finally
2:19 pm
cosdem

on a brighter note the ae words came to me easily since i type them in almost every day :)
2:19 pm
Kaplan the Magne

The rest is cake?
2:19 pm
cosdem

no kaplan
2:19 pm
cosdem

:P
2:20 pm
Jillyjill

Kap...it is a warm up for all the twists in this grid...you won't strain any ligaments now...lol
2:21 pm
Kaplan the Magne

this morning people were blatantly talking about sc5's- heedless of the PB- they kept going and going!
2:21 pm
Kaplan the Magne

The Babble Police were asleep!
2:22 pm
jmcnrick

sorry i slept in!
2:22 pm
cosdem

10 more C words!
2:23 pm
cosdem

i swear co45ier was a word
2:24 pm
jmcnrick

i think it needs an L
2:24 pm
cosdem

oh you are right
2:24 pm
Kazzer99

hi all - I've still got 25 c word to find
2:25 pm
jmcnrick

i have 218 left
2:25 pm
cosdem

161 left.
2:25 pm
Kazzer99

ive still got 146 to get though
2:26 pm
Jillyjill

me too kazzer
2:26 pm
Kaplan the Magne

98. Too many.
2:26 pm
Soodlebum

100 to go, and fading fast......
2:27 pm
Kazzer99

prob wont finish tonight
2:27 pm
Soodlebum

You watching X Factor, Kazz?
2:27 pm
cybernan

too many ee's and a's in this grid
2:27 pm
cosdem

C's done!
2:29 pm
jmcnrick

wtg cos
2:29 pm
jmcnrick

wtg cos
2:29 pm
jmcnrick

grrr
2:30 pm
cosdem

aw u liked it so much u said it twice :)
2:31 pm
MollyL

Cos, how was Harry Potter?
2:31 pm
Soodlebum

Like New York!
2:31 pm
cybernan

wd cos
2:31 pm
cosdem

i havent gone yet
2:31 pm
cosdem

its been sold out
2:31 pm
MollyL

I like New York in June...how about you?
2:31 pm
cosdem

isnt that a line from a bette midler movie molly?
2:31 pm
cosdem

big business
2:32 pm
MollyL

Oh sorry Cos, I thought you had gotten pre-paid tickets.
2:32 pm
cosdem

ah no.. didnt get paid til friday and by then it was too late
2:32 pm
Soodlebum

I like New York anytime. Only ever been there once, but, wow! I had a blast!
2:33 pm
MollyL

I don't know about a Bette Midler movie, but Richard Dreyfuss sings it to Marsha Mason in "The Goodbye Girl" in possibly the most romantic film scene ever. Dancing in the rain on the roof of a New York apartment building.
2:33 pm
cosdem

I hate my job... I hate shopping... I hate New York in June. How about you?
2:33 pm
cosdem

I hate men who smell like beer and bean dip... and makin' love in the back of recreational vehicles!
2:33 pm
Kazzer99

my son went to see Harry Potter today and he said it really sets the scene for the final film
2:33 pm
cosdem

a bette midler/lily tomlin conversation .. it always makes me laugh
2:34 pm
lynxxx

beer and bean dip - there's a combo to put anyone off
2:34 pm
cosdem

they play twins who were mixed up at birth. its a hilarious movie
2:34 pm
Kazzer99

beer and pickled onions is worse
2:35 pm
Jillyjill

beer, brats and kraut....
2:35 pm
lynxxx

BBL
2:35 pm
Kazzer99

cya lyn
2:35 pm
Jillyjill

by linx!
2:35 pm
MollyL

I like a Gershwin tune...how about you? I like a fireside when a storm is due. I like potato chips, moonlight and motor trips, how about you?
2:35 pm
Kazzer99

ran
2:36 pm
cosdem

the dog is staring at the cat cause the cat took his spot on top of the couch lol
2:36 pm
Kazzer99

apologies for that
2:38 pm
stidmama

hello all, taking a brain break from making an annotated bibliography -- I am not doing a really super job and it frustrates me. *grumpy mama look*
2:38 pm
Jillyjill

((hugs)) stiddy!
2:38 pm
Soodlebum

(((((Mama))))).
2:38 pm
stidmama

thanks for the hugs!
2:40 pm
cosdem

clue for the last de5/14?
2:41 pm
Jillyjill

pl the de4/6 above it
2:41 pm
Soodlebum

Its the plural of the de 4/6, Cos....An art movement
2:42 pm
Jillyjill

brb
2:43 pm
cybernan

the last de 5/14 I have is what Sarah Richardson changes in your house
2:43 pm
cosdem

ugh... lol thanks but... i cant get it
2:44 pm
jmcnrick

a person who messy with your curtains and pillows is a de***ator
2:44 pm
Soodlebum

The Art De** movement.... plural
2:44 pm
cosdem

i have that one i need the next one
2:44 pm
jmcnrick

*messes
2:45 pm
cybernan

it is a plural for the de 4 before Sarah
2:45 pm
MollyL

*Passing some chocolate to grumpy Mama*
2:45 pm
jmcnrick

okay I am off to the store bbl
2:45 pm
cosdem

*bangs head on desk* maybe i shl come back to it later
2:45 pm
Soodlebum

Thats the last de5/14 , Cos....
2:45 pm
jmcnrick

*grabs some of the chocolate for stiddie and runs out the chog*
2:46 pm
MollyL

Ooo, JMC, Stid is going to whack you for that!
2:46 pm
cosdem

there are 2 de 5/14s right?
2:46 pm
ursh

yes cosdem diff cons end
2:46 pm
cosdem

OMG
2:47 pm
cosdem

im so stupid
2:47 pm
cosdem

lol
2:47 pm
cosdem

i kept typing the plural of the first de 5/14
2:47 pm
cosdem

got it.
2:48 pm
MollyL

*Sneaking up behind Cos and pouring more gingerbread liqueur in his coffee*
2:48 pm
cosdem

much obligated :)
2:49 pm
Anniebrook

hello, I'm back
2:49 pm
Anniebrook

can I have a clue for the second ca 6/21 please
2:50 pm
Anniebrook

never mind, I found it
2:53 pm
periwinkle

Hello, I am back too
2:53 pm
periwinkle

help with 9's pls
2:53 pm
cosdem

the en words are easy
2:53 pm
dfmchfhf

I'm just back from cooking/eating too :o)
2:54 pm
cosdem

what did u make me?
2:55 pm
cosdem

in 6/21?
2:56 pm
dfmchfhf

in6/21 (cryptic:) not out of touch and still together
2:56 pm
Soodlebum

Whole, or In plus diplomacy....
2:57 pm
cosdem

hmmm
2:57 pm
Soodlebum

Sorry. Simple-minded Soodle will give simple clues....cant possibly do cryptic this time of evening!
2:58 pm
cosdem

ahh g ot it!
2:58 pm
cosdem

ty
2:58 pm
dfmchfhf

no, I think I'm the only person crazy enough to give cryptics almost every time ;oP
2:58 pm
periwinkle

simple clues are good
2:58 pm
periwinkle

I am hungry, bbs
2:58 pm
Jillyjill

back and diving into the r's...another *sigh*
2:59 pm
Soodlebum

These blinkin' R's are making me old before my time.....
2:59 pm
cosdem

ne4/4o should be a word!
2:59 pm
cybernan

175 down and stuck -- list time
3:01 pm
cybernan

3 more and I can get to 100 left before listing -- mmm
3:01 pm
dfmchfhf

39 left and still list-less :oP
3:02 pm
cybernan

well done dfm
3:03 pm
cybernan

there! -- listing now
3:05 pm
trentsnana

wow - anyone have the 12 or 13 letter words yet?
3:06 pm
cybernan

it's a qu combo, but I don't have it -- somthing about an italian counting four pennies
3:06 pm
dfmchfhf

we found the 12/13 quite quickly, nana :o)
3:06 pm
MollyL

TNana...12 and 13 are 400 and 400's in...wait for it...Italian.
3:06 pm
Kazzer99

i now have 95 left and havent listed yet - so i am quite pleased with myself
3:06 pm
cybernan

well good for you smarty pants!
3:06 pm
cosdem

the first qu?
3:06 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12/144 (cryptic:) four hundred crouch headlessly, retakes decay with a penny makes one directionless
3:07 pm
cybernan

your cryptic clues are too obscure for me dfm
3:08 pm
MollyL

For the simple minded...qu 12/144...four in spanish, double the cross letter + a penny is one **** + *h, I wish these grids were easier
3:08 pm
Kazzer99

lovely lovely word - got it from the itailian clue - thanks
3:08 pm
cosdem

qu + 5 letters + ce5/12 (the first one)
3:09 pm
cybernan

lol -- wish I could kazzer
3:09 pm
MollyL

What Nan? Don't you speak Italian fluently like the rest of them? Me neither.
3:10 pm
cosdem

me neither.. i monkeyed it.. i had a heart attack when it worked lol
3:10 pm
Kazzer99

italian for 4 or a very old audi car
3:11 pm
Kazzer99

plus the dollars and **** plus another vowel to make it sound italian again plus plural for 13
3:11 pm
Soodlebum

Oh my.... will the R's ever end?
3:12 pm
cosdem

I'm starting the Rs now
3:12 pm
dfmchfhf

The Cs are worse, I think, if you don't count the REs...
3:13 pm
Kazzer99

there are more cs though
3:13 pm
TeaNCrackers

hi all
3:13 pm
Kazzer99

Hi TC
3:13 pm
MollyL

Too many c's and r's in this grid. Enough is enough.
3:13 pm
Soodlebum

Hi Tea!
3:14 pm
Kazzer99

ooh i have 18 c's and 18 r's to find
3:14 pm
stidmama

back again... computer connection died AND dealing with te4 angst... *sigh*
3:14 pm
cybernan

at 5, please?
3:15 pm
dfmchfhf

Were there 35+18 Cs, or were there 33+18 Cs?
3:15 pm
cosdem

a + what u get when u pick up the phone
3:15 pm
cosdem

a dial ....
3:15 pm
Soodlebum

make up for one's sins, Nan...
3:15 pm
cybernan

ty cos
3:16 pm
cybernan

a's done -- off to make lunch
3:16 pm
Kazzer99

i want drect to be a word
3:17 pm
cosdem

ooh i just noticed the other RA on t he other side of the grid... maybe itll be easier njow
3:18 pm
cosdem

or maybe not
3:18 pm
Kazzer99

oh well - off to a list - 91 left
3:18 pm
dfmchfhf

Are there 33+18 Cs or 35+18?
3:18 pm
cosdem

35
3:19 pm
dfmchfhf

ugh, that's 3 Cs left >.>
3:19 pm
trentsnana

thnx for the clues for qu 12 and 13
3:21 pm
stidmama

hey again -- I think we have put out all the "fires"
3:21 pm
cosdem

clue for the last ra7 please?
3:23 pm
Jillyjill

r's rocked
3:24 pm
Jillyjill

*sigh....diving into the s's...*
3:24 pm
cosdem

never mind.. found it
3:24 pm
stidmama

go everyone go!
3:25 pm
Matches

a rodent and a middle school kid
3:25 pm
stidmama

there's a difference, matches?
3:25 pm
stidmama

*wicked mama grin*
3:26 pm
cosdem

lol stid
3:26 pm
cosdem

the re's are killing me
3:26 pm
Jeff7

ty MollyL for the clue for the simpleminded (me)!
3:26 pm
dfmchfhf

yeah, the rodent will be afraid of cats.
3:27 pm
cosdem

i keep typing in retch.. tell me to stop that :P
3:28 pm
dfmchfhf

there's no H, cos!
3:28 pm
stidmama

stop it cos... *stern mama look*
3:28 pm
cosdem

tell that to my brain!
3:28 pm
dfmchfhf

The easy way: remove the H key from your keyboard ;o)
3:28 pm
Matches

still need ra7
3:28 pm
cosdem

but H is the first letter of my name so i cant do that!
3:29 pm
stidmama

but that's the one you clued earlier matches..
3:30 pm
stidmama

has a double cons and double vowel
3:30 pm
stidmama

herbert? harry? hermione? handsome? *tries to think of other H names*
3:31 pm
cosdem

its a british name actually
3:31 pm
cosdem

think of...
3:31 pm
cosdem

deal or no deal
3:31 pm
MollyL

You are most welcome Jeff. Cos...Harry? Horatio? Hans? Herbie?
3:31 pm
stidmama

hm. british H. harvey? hubert? humphrey? hedwig? *wicked grin*
3:32 pm
cosdem

lol
3:32 pm
stidmama

howard???
3:32 pm
cosdem

no deal
3:32 pm
cosdem

close stid
3:32 pm
MollyL

Howie!
3:32 pm
cosdem

very close
3:32 pm
cosdem

molly wins the deal
3:33 pm
stidmama

oh that molly! she's so good!
3:33 pm
dfmchfhf

A lot of T words all of a sudden... o.o
3:33 pm
stidmama

*hands over the choclits to molly*
3:33 pm
cosdem

help with the last re7?
3:33 pm
cosdem

someone stole ur choclits earlier stid.. i cant remember who
3:33 pm
MollyL

*Gives Stid a hug of gratitude*
3:34 pm
stidmama

probably jmc... I saw her lurking...
3:34 pm
cosdem

dfm i think theres 42 T words if i did the math right
3:34 pm
MollyL

It was JMC who stole your choclits Stid. I am the tattle tale.
3:34 pm
stidmama

but that's okay because when my internet connection died I restocked!
3:34 pm
cosdem

lol
3:35 pm
dfmchfhf

o.o that's a lot of T. And tea. mmm, tea.
3:35 pm
cosdem

grrr there needs to be an extra R so i can use record
3:35 pm
stidmama

oh! I am WAY past halfway! down to 128~
3:35 pm
dfmchfhf

cos re7 + re9
re9/66 (cryptic:) A stick rises to the top of a tree in the grass shows on stage
3:35 pm
cosdem

the last re7/32 anyone?
3:35 pm
stidmama

I should probably get another 5 sources annotated, and then I am actually "at" the mark that the faculty set. Then I can spend time tomorrow or this evening refining and adding on.
3:35 pm
dfmchfhf

and re7 is root of re9
3:36 pm
dfmchfhf

(oh, and pretend you somehow know that the clue is for vertical...)
3:37 pm
stidmama

hm....
3:37 pm
cosdem

while she sailed down the ole miss... lol
3:37 pm
cosdem

idk dfm :)
3:37 pm
cosdem

hmmmm
3:37 pm
Soodlebum

Could somebody please remind me why I am so addicted to Babble? I am flustrated right now (Flustrated is a mix of frustrated and flustered, for the record)
3:38 pm
bethn

decan t
3:38 pm
cosdem

because u get that feeling when you get fireworks and you go.. damn i'm good!
3:38 pm
stidmama

soodles, because you like a challenge? (the same reason I want to teach middle school that is...)
3:38 pm
cosdem

bethn said a word! bethn said a word!
3:38 pm
dfmchfhf

re9
xx.....xx = grass
..xxxx... read <--< this way = a stick
......x.. = "top" of tree
3:38 pm
stidmama

*puts extra choclits in pb for when beth needs them*
3:38 pm
Jillyjill

I feel like I may have strained a brain ligament...this grid is wickedly twisty today....
3:39 pm
Soodlebum

Thank you Stid. I needed that.
3:39 pm
bethn

thank you stid slinks away
3:39 pm
bethn

tattle tale
3:39 pm
dfmchfhf

hi beth! That's the best way to reenter the Babble chat ;o)
3:39 pm
cosdem

lol
3:39 pm
Jillyjill

You know, I tried middle school youth ministry...NOT my age group..you have my respects stid!
3:39 pm
MollyL

Flustrated...it's like muttmering...a combination of muttering and murmuring.
3:39 pm
bethn

i am a giver
3:40 pm
cosdem

i used to teach sunday school to middle schoolers... wow...
3:40 pm
cosdem

the boys all talk about sports and comics while the girls try to impress the boys
3:40 pm
MollyL

I admire anyone who can teach a room full of hormones.
3:41 pm
bethn

middle school is hell
3:41 pm
stidmama

hm.... dfm -- you mean grass as in things like sugar **** right?
3:41 pm
dfmchfhf

no, that's the stick XoD
3:41 pm
stidmama

okay... *thinking*
3:42 pm
dfmchfhf

hmm... you can use the grass to play musical instruments?
3:43 pm
cosdem

oh lord
3:43 pm
cosdem

that was a fish
3:43 pm
LuckyIrish

having just retired from teaching 25 years in jr hi/middle school, I can say for sure that none of those kids is human yet!
3:43 pm
stidmama

oh! like bullrushes I think -- a clarinet is a single?
3:43 pm
cosdem

re + en5/12
3:43 pm
dfmchfhf

yep
3:43 pm
cosdem

and 9 for past tense
3:44 pm
cosdem

re + vowel + const. + what you do in a play on stage
3:44 pm
stidmama

aha! thanks.
3:44 pm
stidmama

go them...
3:45 pm
stidmama

congrats on your retirement, luckyirish!
3:45 pm
cosdem

i need aspirin after that lol
3:45 pm
cosdem

my dog is sleeping on the couch. its the most precious thing ever
3:46 pm
cybernan

back again -- tummy full of crab/shrimp melt :)
3:46 pm
Kazzer99

thanks for the clue cos
3:46 pm
cybernan

Hi ((stid))
3:46 pm
dfmchfhf

missing 2 Ts and a C x.x
3:46 pm
stidmama

((nan)) sounds delish!
3:46 pm
dfmchfhf

and 6 more words o.o wow
3:46 pm
Jillyjill

oohhh yummy...cyber
3:47 pm
Jillyjill

well, 45 left, gonna take a break before i wear out..
3:47 pm
stidmama

go dfm go!
3:47 pm
stidmama

later jilly -- I am going to head out too. down to 109! see you-all again soon! *poof*
3:48 pm
cosdem

help with the 2nd to last re5/10?
3:48 pm
cybernan

what you use to guide the horse
3:49 pm
dfmchfhf

6 words left... haven't listed... that's scary.
3:49 pm
dfmchfhf

<3 chat
3:49 pm
cosdem

im sorry.. i meant the last re5/10
3:50 pm
cybernan

stood for office again
3:50 pm
cosdem

ah thank you!
3:51 pm
dfmchfhf

I'm down to 5! :oO
3:52 pm
dfmchfhf

Probably Rs or Ss...
3:52 pm
Soodlebum

The teens are just home after attending a march in Dublin. Were they protesting about the state of the Irish economy? About World Peace? Nope....It was a 'Bring Justin Bieber to Ireland' march. Sheesh.
3:53 pm
dfmchfhf

a whaa? o.0
3:53 pm
cybernan

first ca 5, please?
3:53 pm
dfmchfhf

silly what drives teens these days...
it's all about the entertainment... having fun...
3:53 pm
Soodlebum

My sentiments entirely, DFM!
3:54 pm
dfmchfhf

nan ca5/14 part of the digestive tract
3:54 pm
dfmchfhf

Used to digest mostly fibrous material
3:54 pm
cybernan

48 r's, 42 s's
3:55 pm
cybernan

no idea - not a doctor, nor a nurse
3:55 pm
cosdem

brb i have to refresh.. the grid says i have two more R words while the list is only showing 1 more
3:55 pm
cosdem

LOL nan!
3:56 pm
dfmchfhf

I have 59 Ts, 42 Ss, 44 Rs... o.0 well, that's 4 of the words I'm missing...
3:56 pm
dianedecoder

ca and anagram of top card
3:57 pm
cybernan

ty diane
3:57 pm
dianedecoder

yw, cybernan
3:57 pm
cybernan

a clue I can understand ;)
3:57 pm
cosdem

im so confused.. the grid says i have 2 more R's. the list is only showing 1 more. and refresh didnt help
3:57 pm
cybernan

do you happen to have a clue for the qu 12 that doesn't include speaking italian?
3:58 pm
cosdem

ah never mind.. i f ound the other re int he list hidden
3:59 pm
dianedecoder

yah.... try rock singer Suzi ( double up on the middle ) one penny vowel of surprise
3:59 pm
cosdem

R's DONE!
3:59 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12 = s.... to crouch + ...r atmosphere unit + .... $0.01 + vowel
3:59 pm
dianedecoder

I could have put commas in there.... sorry
3:59 pm
Soodlebum

Oh, Lovely clue, Diane. I had completely forgotten about Suzi....
3:59 pm
cybernan

oh dear -- don't know any rock singers either -- have never listened to rock music
4:00 pm
dfmchfhf

erm, *anagram of atmospheric unit. -.-
4:00 pm
dianedecoder

glad it helped soodle ...
4:00 pm
dfmchfhf

qu12 s.... to crouch
+ ... anagram of decay
+ .... $0.01
+ vowel
4:00 pm
cosdem

qu + first vowel + two crosses + letter + 4th vowel + ce5/10 (the first one)
4:00 pm
dfmchfhf

There, a NORMAL clue... <.<
4:01 pm
cosdem

then plural it for the 13
4:01 pm
cybernan

ty very much -- I swear I tried that!
4:02 pm
dfmchfhf

:oO found (i.e. monkeyed) 3 more Rs...
4:03 pm
dfmchfhf

2 left x.x 1 R and 1 not-C,Q,R,S,T
4:06 pm
cybernan

I think we should all try to persuade Dr. G. to switch to a dictionary that does not use foreign words -- this is getting ridiculous. I think there must be as much latin as english in this one!
4:07 pm
dfmchfhf

so... many... 6-letter RA monkeying possibilities... x.x
4:08 pm
cybernan

I can't see any ca 5/12 that fits in following dialects
4:09 pm
cybernan

-- oops yess I do -- and those being a girls best friend
4:09 pm
dfmchfhf

dialects? o.0
4:09 pm
Nef

Hello, Fellow Babblers. How are you all today? And how is the grid?
4:09 pm
cosdem

painful nef
4:10 pm
cybernan

very tough for me nef
4:10 pm
cybernan

I guess it is ok if you know latin
4:10 pm
cybernan

and belong to mensa
4:10 pm
dfmchfhf

2 words to go without listing, trying to monkey a final R
4:10 pm
cosdem

lol nan!
4:10 pm
cosdem

ok 50 left.. gonna lie down and watch tv for a bit
4:10 pm
dfmchfhf

hey, how does knowing Latin help? o.0
4:11 pm
cybernan

I would just like to finish the c's before I go and make another batch of shorbread
4:11 pm
Nef

Okay; I won't start. I've had my grandson since last evening and he's napping right now. I'm already too tired (from keeping up with an 18 month old) so know I can't stay up late tomight
4:11 pm
Jillyjill

Hi Nef!! Grid pretty twisty today...
4:12 pm
Nef

Hi Jilly. How'd your hubby's test go?
4:14 pm
Nef

Darn! I see so many easy words; maybe I'll start for just a few words.... (I'm always so tempted...)
4:15 pm
dfmchfhf

Nef then you run into the problem of finding the qu12+13
4:16 pm
cosdem

i think ill start working on my book today
4:16 pm
Nef

oh-oh.
4:17 pm
dfmchfhf

cos is a writer?
4:17 pm
cosdem

i used to write alot in the past. havent for years but i just got an idea for abook the last few days and some babblers have been encouraging me to write it
4:18 pm
cosdem

even though it is most likely illegal forme to publish it.. ill just write it for fun
4:18 pm
Nef

(BTW, my "Oh-oh" was related to the qu 12 -13 that dfm mentioned. I'm now LOOKING for them!)
4:18 pm
dfmchfhf

Why illegal? :o(
4:18 pm
cosdem

because it will be an unauthorized biography of dolores umbridge
4:19 pm
Soodlebum

st
4:20 pm
Soodlebum

Ooops... sorry
4:21 pm
dfmchfhf

fanfic isn't illegal, is it? :o/
4:22 pm
cosdem

it is if JK rowling has a copyright
4:22 pm
cosdem

i mean i can write it but not sell it
4:22 pm
cosdem

besides i love jo rowling i would never try to profit from her lol
4:26 pm
cosdem

clue for the first ta6/18?
4:27 pm
Jillyjill

down to 20...
4:28 pm
dfmchfhf

ta6/18 can be a tapeworm
4:28 pm
dfmchfhf

ta6/18 = ribbon
4:28 pm
cosdem

ty got it
4:29 pm
cybernan

240 down - shortbread time :)
4:29 pm
cosdem

37 left.
4:30 pm
periwinkle

121 left :(
4:32 pm
Brookie

Back to try and finish this grid. Good evening, everyone!
4:33 pm
periwinkle

congrats to you Brookie on your Silver Medal. will listen to your speech later.
4:33 pm
Brookie

Thanks so much. How have you been doing, peri?
4:33 pm
periwinkle

I am doing just fine, Brookie, and you?
4:34 pm
cosdem

25
4:34 pm
periwinkle

Brookie wish you could have been at the babble meetup in Phila in Sept.
4:35 pm
Brookie

And I wish my head hadn't been in the sand in September... I totally would have attended! How was it? Who was there?
4:35 pm
dfmchfhf

aarrggh this R is proving difficult to monkey :o(
4:35 pm
MollyL

Cos...this Babbler is still encouraging you to write. Do it. It could be an amazing amount of fun.
4:36 pm
periwinkle

It was great, me, marigold, jmnrick, dcscaein, nrki, pam, hego and her husband. it was at a nice Italian restaurant in center city with free parking
4:36 pm
sammysmom

stuck on the second ce 6/21 help??
4:37 pm
Brookie

FREE PARKING??? Amazing!
4:37 pm
periwinkle

next time, Brookie
4:37 pm
cosdem

plural of ce5 before it sammy
4:38 pm
Brookie

Just looking at the chat log earlier... write, write, cos!
4:38 pm
periwinkle

I was so surpised re the parking. they gave us a parking pass to give the attendant. totally unheard of in center city. and the food was very good too. LaScala's Italian Restaurant 7th and Chestnut
4:38 pm
cosdem

i will! Ill be posting chapters on my profile here too
4:38 pm
periwinkle

I am drinking tea with apricot brandy in it :)
4:38 pm
cwestexan

oh my!!!! qu 12 and 13 .... never even seen a word that long LOL
4:39 pm
periwinkle

me neither cw
4:39 pm
Brookie

Last time I went to Center City and parked a car for free, the car was towed. (Actually, my dad was driving.) We totally didn't see the "tow away zone" signs. (Facepalm)
4:40 pm
periwinkle

this was in a garage in the building where the restaurant was
4:40 pm
cwestexan

peri, that tea sound delish!
4:40 pm
Brookie

Gotcha. Will note LaScala. Will be in Center City around Thanksgiving weekend.
4:40 pm
periwinkle

I added the brandy :)
4:40 pm
redturtlehead

Hi all, just starting this one, feel a bit, errr behind.
4:40 pm
cwestexan

thats the part that sound good!
4:41 pm
periwinkle

let me know how you like it. I am guessing there is more parking available on the weekends cause the building also has offices in it
4:41 pm
sammysmom

the4 ce 6/21 i need is the second word after the ce 8/45
4:41 pm
Brookie

Hi red!
4:41 pm
periwinkle

hi red
4:41 pm
redturtlehead

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend.
4:41 pm
Jillyjill

and FW...done...finito...finished....final
ly!!
4:42 pm
Soodlebum

Faint voice from the wilderness.....Anybody with a trip to Ireland planned.....we could have a mini-meet-up? Please.....
4:42 pm
Brookie

Hooray jilly!
4:42 pm
periwinkle

I am, red, went to a couple of thrift shops and got some good stuff
4:42 pm
redturtlehead

Hi Jilly Jill. cute icon!
4:42 pm
redturtlehead

Hi Soodle.
4:42 pm
cosdem

thats the plural for ce5/12 sammy
4:42 pm
Soodlebum

Hello
R
4:42 pm
periwinkle

will you pay for my round trip air fare, Soolde, asking hopefully
4:42 pm
redturtlehead

Soodle, I want to go to Ireland. Want ot see the Giants causeway which does not impress you!
4:42 pm
Jillyjill

Oh soodle...would love it...$$ not there though...another year maybe..
4:42 pm
redturtlehead

peri, that is always fun!
4:42 pm
Jillyjill

Thanks Red!
4:43 pm
cosdem

i see the light. 10 left.
4:43 pm
redturtlehead

250 left!!!! I see no lights!
4:43 pm
Soodlebum

LOL Red. I'm a philistine. I have no doubt you will be suitably impressed!
4:43 pm
Jillyjill

Go Cos..u can do it!! :D
4:43 pm
Brookie

Would love to go to Ireland. Not yet in the budget, but on my list of things to do before I die. Which hopefully won't be soon.
4:43 pm
Brookie

Go cos!
4:43 pm
cwestexan

he he I just got the 12 and 13 letter words o my!!
4:44 pm
Jillyjill

YAY cwestexan!! Me too...select group we be in!!
4:44 pm
cosdem

clue for to7?
4:45 pm
Soodlebum

For what its worth.... If any Babbler can make their way over this side of the atlantic..... forget about paying for accommodation...... You can stay ChezSoodle. Not exactly the Ritz, but homely and welcoming!
4:45 pm
MollyL

Soodle. Be careful what you wish for. If I ever get to Ireland, I'm probably not coming back. So you will be stuck with Irish Molly-O
4:45 pm
Jillyjill

Well,must be off...early congrats to Cos (I know you'll do it!!) bbl for flip....
4:45 pm
Jillyjill

Thanks soodle...will definitly take you up on it sometime in future!!
4:45 pm
cosdem

ty jilly :)
4:46 pm
Brookie

Soodle, is it similar to the Castle 5 min from you?
4:46 pm
Brookie

Bye jilly!
4:46 pm
Jillyjill

*poof*
4:46 pm
Soodlebum

Molly.... You know what? I probably won't let you go home, if you ever get here!!
4:47 pm
MollyL

I have a John O'Donohue walking tour of Ireland DVD and it looks just like the magical country of my roots that I have always imagined.
4:47 pm
Soodlebum

Brookie.... thats the actual castle. I pass it every day of my life.
4:47 pm
cosdem

attention people
4:47 pm
cosdem

i have an important announcement
4:48 pm
MollyL

My sister has been twice and there is a bit of fabric on a clootie tree for me and my kids. That's a big smile for me.
4:48 pm
Brookie

Sounds very nice, Soodle!
4:48 pm
cosdem

fireworks!
4:48 pm
MollyL

Drum roll for Cos!!!!!
4:48 pm
Brookie

Yeah, cos!
4:48 pm
dfmchfhf

nice, cos :o)
4:48 pm
cosdem

i think a nice hot rag on my forehead for a while sounds nice
4:48 pm
dfmchfhf

still monkeying away at that R...
4:49 pm
Soodlebum

COSDEM!! Woot woot!
4:49 pm
Soodlebum

Pass the hot rag round, will you, Cos?
4:49 pm
MollyL

*Mixing Cos a gingerbread white Russian*
4:49 pm
cosdem

ooh that sounds delish molly
4:50 pm
cosdem

i will soodle! :)
4:50 pm
Soodlebum

29 to go, and losing the will to live......
4:50 pm
cosdem

The Pope brought the Catholic Church into the 1980's this weekend btw.
4:51 pm
cosdem

He now says it is ok to use condoms lol
4:51 pm
ch1212

WHAT?! For real? Seriously? I had not heard!
4:52 pm
cosdem

Only to prevent AIDs though.
4:52 pm
cosdem

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/arti
cle/894235--pope-says-condoms-ok-to-us
e-in-some-cases?utm_medium=twitter&utm
_source=twitterfeed
4:52 pm
ch1212

Really?! WOW. Okay, I have to check this out (brb)
4:53 pm
Soodlebum

Jeepers, didn't hear that Cos. Could that be deemed "Too little, too late" do you think?
4:53 pm
cosdem

lol yes.. like i said,, he brought the church to the 1980s
4:54 pm
MollyL

American kids...get in the Thanksgiving spirit with Adam Sandler's Turkey song...http://www.hulu.com/watch/11096
2/saturday-night-live-update-sandler-t
hanksgiving-song
4:55 pm
cosdem

Get in the Thanksgiving spirit by watching the greatest Thanksgiving movie ever! Planes Trains and Automobiles.. especially the scene at the car rental place with the so talented Edie McClurg
4:56 pm
Brookie

That was an awesome movie.
4:56 pm
Soodlebum

John Candy.....absolutely superb!
4:56 pm
cosdem

I love Canada for giving us John Candy
4:56 pm
Soodlebum

May he rest in peace.
4:57 pm
cosdem

Agreed.
4:58 pm
MollyL

The best part of "Planes, Trains, And Automobiles" was FLINTTONES, MEET THE FLINTSTONES, THEY'RE A MODERN STONE AGE FAMILY!
4:58 pm
ch1212

(returns shaking her head) Ooookkkkkaaay. Ah, John Candy -- yes, wonderful.
4:58 pm
cosdem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3a7ATw
S6-A&NR=1
4:59 pm
MollyL

Why are you shaking your head ch? We're just having fun.
5:00 pm
cosdem

ch12 is shaking her head at the Pope
5:00 pm
Kallia

is there anybody here?
5:00 pm
Kallia

is there anybody here?
5:00 pm
redturtlehead

well, cheers to this pope...
5:00 pm
redturtlehead

hi kalia.
5:01 pm
Brookie

Hi kalia!
5:02 pm
flosey

We have power again - was out for 13 hours
5:02 pm
redturtlehead

oh wow flosey, thats a long time...
5:02 pm
flosey

now, maybe I can finish this grid
5:02 pm
ch1212

Oh Molly, just read the Pope's statements regarding condems. Apparently a "first step" and okay for preventing infection among male prositutes. No word on female prostitutes, or anyone for whom (as the Pope explained) "for whom contraception is not an issue." ................

Sorry. Venting. LEt's not even get started. ......
5:02 pm
Brookie

Welcome back to electricity!
5:03 pm
flosey

ty Brookie, was it ever quiet here!
5:03 pm
cosdem

lol agreed... it's a first step but.. he isn't in t he 2010's yet. hes still 30 years behind
5:03 pm
ch1212

I guess in a way, I'm grateful for even this tiny step.

Glad your electricity is back!
5:03 pm
redturtlehead

As a non-Catholic,I guess it is less of an issue for me..
5:04 pm
cosdem

I'll bbl. Gonna take a shower lol. Lazy Saturday.
5:04 pm
MollyL

I must have missed a chapter in Catholic-icty. I thought all sex had to be initiated with regard to procreation. So any kind of birth control (condems) was a no-no.
5:04 pm
ch1212

bye, cos. Thanks for the news update.
5:06 pm
Soodlebum

Oh my. Speaking as an irish Catholic (who has seen all the abuse cases). I can only shake my head and despair.
5:06 pm
Kallia

anyone here?
5:07 pm
Trifioso

hello my dear babble friends
5:07 pm
ch1212

Molly, my understanding is that part of Vatican II changed the focus slightly. Procreation is certainly still a reason for sex between married people, but the number one reason now is ... (can't recall the wording) but basically partnership, comfort for the two.
5:07 pm
ShadowHyrst

The 'churches' desire to have procreation as a 'good thing' was to help grow the church during the centuries of 'absolute control' -- and the church has never left that ideology, even after population explosions--boils down to you can't breed religion, as it is really a choice, or not
5:07 pm
Soodlebum

(((Trif)))))
5:08 pm
ch1212

Well put, shadow.
5:08 pm
Soodlebum

OH wow,
5:08 pm
Soodlebum

OH wow,
5:08 pm
Trifioso

hello soodle!
5:09 pm
Soodlebum

Shadow...you are so right.
5:09 pm
Soodlebum

How is your MIL, Trif?
5:09 pm
redturtlehead

testify Shadow!
5:10 pm
redturtlehead

trif, I had no idea MIL was ill?
5:11 pm
Trifioso

thank you so much for asking, soodle! last update was she had "rallied" a bit, and was eating on her own, at least a little, but that was a few days ago now. Really, at this point a quick end would be most merciful. She has not known who she was for YEARS, nor anyone else, but until recently was perfectly happy. Now that her body is breaking down, it's less of a happy life for her
5:12 pm
Trifioso

soodle, is there an airport in belfast, and, if so, is it a big deal to fly in there, and then drive south?
5:12 pm
redturtlehead

Oh Trif, I am sorry to hear that. Long drawn out painful things are very unpleasant.
5:12 pm
redturtlehead

and stressful..
5:13 pm
ShadowHyrst

interestingly, all religions have a similar moralistic base ]10 commandment philosophy] as didid the ancient religions--the manipulation of and control for, or against these, have as well, been archaic at times ['thou shalt' not kill' -- except to kill the infidel, and oh, by the way to the Holy Land, it's ok to kill anyone else, because 'god will seperate them out']...etc, etc. etc..
5:13 pm
MollyL

((((Trif and Family))) so sorry to hear about this.
5:13 pm
Trifioso

thanks red.
5:14 pm
redturtlehead

this si true, though I was recently excused form Jury duty for being a Quaker. I dont know but I am guessing it was a death penatly type of trial...
5:14 pm
Trifioso

thanks molly. she isn't my mil anymore, of course, but she is still my children's "gran" and they will feel the loss of her keenly. Primo more than the others, as he knew her before she was truly ill and lost to us
5:14 pm
Soodlebum

Yes -Trif....Belfast International Airport caters for transatlantic flights. And. obivoulsy, would be a heck of a lot handier for you to transfer to Cavan.
5:14 pm
Trifioso

Yes, I agree.
5:14 pm
Trifioso

transfer to cavan? like fly, or just drive?
5:15 pm
stidmama

hey all!
5:15 pm
MollyL

Blessings to your kids Trif. It's hard to lose a Gran. I'm glad they got to know her, each in their own way.
5:15 pm
Trifioso

oh, and news from the cinema front -- two of my kids have seen Harry Potter, and said it was EXCELLENT, but they both cried buckets.
5:16 pm
Kazzer99

at last fireworks - off to bed - see you tomorrow
5:16 pm
Trifioso

thanks molly. I did love her, but seriously, she has been gone for years. Alzheimers SUCKS
5:16 pm
redturtlehead

well, that is great news, I skipped last years HP as it got such sukky reviews. but this time I gotta go...
5:16 pm
torgone

Indeed it does ..
5:16 pm
Trifioso

huzzah for kazzer! (that was fun to type!)
5:17 pm
Trifioso

(((((((((((((((((((TOR))))))))))))))))
))
5:17 pm
stidmama

YAY kazzer!
5:17 pm
stidmama

hery tor! ((hugs))
5:17 pm
Kazzer99

thnk u see u tmorrow
5:17 pm
MollyL

I lost my Dad to Alzheimers. I know the drill. Nice thing about my Dad...he never forgot how to pray or say "I love you" to his girls and wife.
5:17 pm
redturtlehead

My Grandma had terrible alzeheimers that caused anxiety. the wrost part of it was the year after Grandpa died. She remembered anew each day that he had died. It was so stressful to see her so sad.
5:17 pm
redturtlehead

Stid, did you finish?
5:18 pm
stidmama

no, 109 to go
5:18 pm
Soodlebum

But, Trif.... I would be very happy to meet you in Belfast or Dublin and take you to Cavan. Jeepers...It wouldnn't take me more than half a day... and I would get to meet you! (I'm not joking here....a genuine offer!)
5:18 pm
redturtlehead

Your school stuff?
5:18 pm
MollyL

Red, that is a sad story. If someone has to have Alzheimer's, that is one day they should forget.
5:18 pm
Trifioso

red, my mil forgot she was married. her lovely husband died, and within a week she had forgotten all about him, which gutted everyone else
5:18 pm
Trifioso

soodle, you ROCK. Do I have your email address?
5:19 pm
Trifioso

well, here's mine anyway - trifioso@comcast.net
5:19 pm
torgone

Heyas kids ..
5:19 pm
Trifioso

how far are you from belfast airport?
5:19 pm
Soodlebum

medickinson@eircom.net. My cell phone is 0035386 85 99916.
5:19 pm
redturtlehead

Yes, it bothered me that she had to remember that each day, but on a good note, my cousin lived with her and she died at home, same as Grandpa.
5:19 pm
stidmama

yes, and I really can't finish big grids without lickety -- and tried to use lickety the other night (actually managed to do it) but the print was so small that I ended up with a migraine after only 20 minutes. The mac just works better for my eyes
5:20 pm
redturtlehead

oooh lets all Prank call Soodle now!!!!
5:20 pm
stidmama

SOODLES! YOU DID NOT JUST POST THAT TO THE LOG?!?
5:20 pm
MollyL

Bless our loved ones on the other side. I know they are shining down on us.
5:20 pm
redturtlehead

she did!
5:20 pm
stidmama

*very amazingly stern mama look*
5:20 pm
Trifioso

have saved both, soodle, and thanks! you would be seriously helping me out. It's SO AWKWARD to think about asking the family....
5:21 pm
MollyL

I'm having 500 pizzas delivered to the Soodle house. Heeee!
5:21 pm
stidmama

mmmm. pizza. will be there in about 16 hours soodles... LOL
5:21 pm
Trifioso

Laughing, thinking about phoning to say "hello, may I speak to soodle please?"
5:21 pm
Soodlebum

Trif..... I would be Soooo happy to meet you, even tho it would be sad circumstances. The offer stands... whenever.
5:22 pm
stidmama

*delivery of 300 squirming puppies to soodle house imminent*
5:22 pm
Trifioso

If you all prank Soodle after she offered to help me when my mother in law dies I will personally hunt all you down and egg your homes, and let the air out of your tires and other dreadful things. BEHAVE
5:22 pm
Soodlebum

Erm... Soodle - AKA Mary!
5:22 pm
MollyL

Suddenly, the phone lines to Aer Lingus are all busy.
5:22 pm
Trifioso

thanks soodle. I will seriously be taking you up on it!
5:22 pm
stidmama

but but but -- thought soodles LIKED pizza and puppies?
5:23 pm
redturtlehead

ooooh puppies! what of strippers?
5:23 pm
Trifioso

Nope. I am calling and asking for soodle. It just MUST happen! :)
5:23 pm
stidmama

Mother missed seeing Soodle when she was in Ireland -- the tour they were on kept them SO busy.
5:23 pm
cybernan

back again -- double batch of shortbread cooling in the fridge :)
5:23 pm
stidmama

hey nan! we're all going to soodles for pizza... LOL
5:24 pm
Soodlebum

Sorry, can't reply. Working my way through 1050 pizzas.....
5:24 pm
Trifioso

soodle, look away for a minute....
5:24 pm
MollyL

DAMN! Don't mess with Trif! * hiding*
5:24 pm
stidmama

rofl....
5:24 pm
Soodlebum

Eyes shut tight....
5:24 pm
redturtlehead

someday. I want to take a vacation.
5:24 pm
Trifioso

you guys, TRUST me - I have had the pizza in Ireland. don't. Just.....don't. Go for a guinness, or the fish, or whatever, but the pizza? just....no.
5:25 pm
Soodlebum

Can I look now?
5:25 pm
Trifioso

yes dear.
5:25 pm
stidmama

oh, okay trifioso... but can I go to play with soodles puppies?
5:25 pm
Trifioso

yes. that you CAN do
5:25 pm
redturtlehead

soodle sure has a lot of it now.
5:25 pm
MollyL

Re-odering. Ten cases of Jameson, ten cases of Guiness and ten pounds of fresh salmon to be delivered to the Soodle house. Better?
5:26 pm
Trifioso

oh, I have to admit something dreadful. Having the extra doggies here has shown me how much diggity would love a little dog friend.
5:26 pm
cybernan

mmm -- pizza -- sounds good to me
5:26 pm
Soodlebum

Now your talking, Molly......
5:26 pm
stidmama

okie dokie! *puts chew toys in suitcase*
5:26 pm
Trifioso

so I went on petfinder.com.....what a HUGE mistake! every photo is more appealing than the next. There is a SERIOUSLY cute Irish Wolfhound that I would take in a new york minute....
5:27 pm
Trifioso

he even has a cool name - "Liam"
5:27 pm
redturtlehead

trif you may have my Teulu, he is cute but keeps eating something that is giving him a lot of diarrhea. no fun.
5:27 pm
stidmama

how big is your house trifioso? because Irish Wolfhounds are HUGE!!!
5:27 pm
stidmama

like, as in, as big as tom's little hyundai car
5:27 pm
Mom

just got off Facebook Dr. God has a new posting of what the rankings page will look like
5:27 pm
Trifioso

I know how big they are stid.
5:28 pm
Mom

and hello everyone
5:28 pm
Uneaixoise

stact
5:28 pm
Uneaixoise

oops, sorry
5:28 pm
periwinkle

MOm did he say when it would be ready?
5:28 pm
stidmama

hey peri!
5:28 pm
Trifioso

oh, hey -- I exchanged emails with dr. god this week myself. Remember the map we were discussing earlier? the one that will indicate where we are all from? The new babble has that!!!!
5:28 pm
stidmama

bonsoir, chere Une!
5:28 pm
Mom

no Peri he didn't
5:28 pm
stidmama

and hi Mom!
5:28 pm
Uneaixoise

bonsoir, stiddy :-)
5:28 pm
Mom

and hello Peri
5:28 pm
MollyL

Adding four Bailey's Irish Marble cheesecakes to my order. Trif and Soodle should be set. And any other "surprise guests".
5:28 pm
Trifioso

irish wolfhounds have SUCH amazing dispositions, stid....
5:29 pm
Mom

Hi ((Une))
5:29 pm
Trifioso

the hard part is that their big hearts just don't last very long....
5:29 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, mom :-)
5:29 pm
Mom

and Stid and Trif and Molly and whoever else is here
5:29 pm
stidmama

oh they do! they are LOVELY animals! but when I stand next to them, I can put my arm out straight and rest it on their shoulders...
5:29 pm
Soodlebum

Hi (((Mom)))
5:29 pm
MollyL

Hiya Mom.
5:29 pm
periwinkle

hellloooooo everyone!
5:29 pm
Mom

((Soodle)) hello
5:30 pm
periwinkle

67 left
5:30 pm
MollyL

Hey Peri.
5:30 pm
stidmama

my dear friend and former neighbor lost one of hers recently -- a huge loss in every way
5:30 pm
Uneaixoise

speaking of mondo dogs, I just got back from helping transport 2 rescue dogs originating at a puppy mill in Arkansas - one, Max, was a very sweet 90 lb yellow lab mix! :-)
5:30 pm
periwinkle

also doing laundry :(
5:30 pm
Mom

166 left here Peri
5:30 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, peri
5:30 pm
Uneaixoise

and soodle
5:30 pm
periwinkle

bon soir Une :)
5:30 pm
Mom

Peri, your ranking is one of the ones shown in the example
5:30 pm
stidmama

lab mixes are lovely too... *waffles between breeds*
5:30 pm
cybernan

25 t's to go
5:30 pm
periwinkle

really :) makes me feel special
5:30 pm
Mom

Peri, you do my grid and I'll do your laundry
5:31 pm
Uneaixoise

labs and goldens are soooo sweet
5:31 pm
stidmama

as soon as I am employed (making actual money) one of my first purchases will be a tall fence for the backyard, and then we will rescue another dog for Lucky to have a friend again.
5:31 pm
MollyL

Oh, way fair trade Mom. Why didn't I think of that?
5:31 pm
Mom

I'll even iron
5:31 pm
periwinkle

I will pass on that Mom
5:31 pm
stidmama

go nan go!
5:31 pm
MollyL

Oh wait, I balk at the ironing.
5:31 pm
Mom

sigh, guess I'll have to work on it myself then
5:32 pm
Mom

Hi Nan
5:32 pm
Uneaixoise

i like ironing . . .
5:32 pm
periwinkle

and Molly alhto I am not crazy about ironing
5:32 pm
Mom

okay Molly, you do my grid and I'll do the laundry and the ironing
5:32 pm
periwinkle

oh, I will save all my ironing for Une and mail it all at once :)
5:32 pm
Uneaixoise

cool! LOL
5:32 pm
Mom

I love to iron
5:32 pm
Soodlebum

27 to go. Will this grid ever end? Will I ever get to bed?
5:33 pm
Mom

what time is it there Soodle?
5:33 pm
rururocks

*sends two dozen shirts to une to iron too*
5:33 pm
stidmama

go soodles go!
5:33 pm
Uneaixoise

mom, i used to iron my dad's handkerchiefs, and all the sheets and pillowcases! LOL
5:33 pm
stidmama

hey ruru!
5:33 pm
Mom

Hi Ruru
5:33 pm
MollyL

Honestly, I think I would rather iron than do this monster grid. Rats.
5:33 pm
Uneaixoise

oohhh, shirts might be too hard!
5:33 pm
stidmama

I like ironing, but I am not fond of setting up the board and finding the iron and ...
5:33 pm
Mom

I iron pillowcases and hankies but not bed sheets
5:34 pm
Uneaixoise

I USED to -- not now! :-)
5:34 pm
MollyL

PEOPLE IRON BED SHEETS???? LORD!!!!
5:34 pm
Mom

I'll iron Ruru shirts .... how many creases do you want in your sleeves?
5:34 pm
rururocks

just one.
5:34 pm
Mom

yes, my mother in law even ironed towels and shoelaces
5:34 pm
Uneaixoise

molly, this was back when they were all 100% cotton and VERY wrinkled
5:34 pm
Mom

no sense of adventure Ruru
5:34 pm
rururocks

some mothers are anal retentive
5:35 pm
stidmama

some people (not me) iron their t-shirts...
5:35 pm
Trifioso

ooooo, I am having the BEST treat right now...wish you were all here....Breyers' coffee ice cream with unsweetened cocoa sprinkled on top....heaven
5:35 pm
rururocks

I do when I am pressed
5:35 pm
Soodlebum

Mom, its 23.34 now. Long past my bed-time. But I'm within sight of the finishing line, so reluctant to leave.....
5:35 pm
Uneaixoise

LOVE Breyers' coffee ice cream!
5:35 pm
cybernan

first ta 6/18, please?
5:35 pm
Mom

yes, Stid they do
5:35 pm
rururocks

tapeworm nan
5:36 pm
cybernan

nm -- found it
5:36 pm
Trifioso

go soodle go!!! you can do it!
5:36 pm
stidmama

I am down below 100! I think I am going to lie down for a bit.
5:36 pm
Uneaixoise

later, stid
5:36 pm
Mom

have a good rest ((Stid))
5:36 pm
cybernan

ty anyway, ruru
5:36 pm
Trifioso

yes, the excitement can make one dizzy, stid
5:36 pm
stidmama

I only iron tshirts if they are really wrinkly... buy knits things so I don't have to iron! LOL
5:36 pm
stidmama

thanks. I will try to be back later to finish.
5:37 pm
Mom

bye bye
5:37 pm
stidmama

soodles, be well. trifioso, I hope things resolve soon for your kids' sake.
5:37 pm
stidmama

*scatters choclits liberally*


*Poof*
5:37 pm
Mom

I am going to go as well, dinner dishes to wash. I just wanted to let you all know that Dr. God has the new posting
5:37 pm
Trifioso

thanks stid! you too!
5:37 pm
Soodlebum

Bye Stid ((((Hugs)))))))
5:38 pm
MollyL

Sorry. Just picked myself up off the floor at the idea of ironing shoe laces.
5:38 pm
Soodlebum

Bye (((mom}}}}}}}}}}}}
5:38 pm
rururocks

*wonders where stid gets all this chocolate*
5:38 pm
MollyL

Night Mom and Stid.
5:39 pm
Trifioso

sorry, soodle, in all the chog I missed your answer - how far away is belfast airport from you?
5:39 pm
Mom

bye bye Soodle and Molly ((((hugs))))
5:39 pm
Soodlebum

Stid....AKA Willlie Wonka!
5:40 pm
periwinkle

first in6 pls
5:41 pm
Soodlebum

Trif.. 2 hours drive.... But dont worry about that. I will happily collect and deliver you.
5:41 pm
Trifioso

oh, yuck. that is far. you are in cavan, right?
5:41 pm
doseffing

in+ asterisk
5:41 pm
kje

fireworks!
5:41 pm
Trifioso

are you near drung?
5:41 pm
kje

sorry - was lurking
5:41 pm
Trifioso

huzzah for kje!
5:41 pm
periwinkle

ty dose
5:41 pm
kje

but that is the only way to get through a big grid
5:42 pm
cybernan

te 5/12 following nipples?
5:42 pm
periwinkle

no need to apologize for lurking
5:42 pm
Soodlebum

I am in Meath. Between Dublin and Cavan, But my job is very flezible
5:42 pm
periwinkle

51 left, need to check on laundry bbs
5:42 pm
Soodlebum

Flezible????? I mean flexible!
5:43 pm
Trifioso

yes, I know where meath is...LOVE Meath! Geeze, would it be better for me to fly to dubs then?
5:43 pm
kje

te + anagram of feline
5:43 pm
dianedecoder

teact
5:44 pm
Trifioso

close, diane
5:44 pm
Soodlebum

Trif.... You get the flight that suits you. I can accommodate whichever flight you get!
5:44 pm
dianedecoder

oooops.... wonder if it will work in the right place !!
5:44 pm
cybernan

ty kje
5:44 pm
kje

yw
5:44 pm
Trifioso

you ROCK soodle. Now, why did I think you were in cavan? weird....
5:45 pm
dianedecoder

and I already have the "correct" word... lol
5:45 pm
MollyL

Oops, two male strippers on their way to Soodle's house. Could have been anyone who did that, you know? ; )
5:45 pm
rururocks

thundering here.
5:45 pm
kje

dark here
5:45 pm
Trifioso

three bean chili night again, ruru?
5:46 pm
Soodlebum

Yadda, yadda, yadda. More male strippers. Ho hum. So boring......
5:46 pm
EspritdJean

what do the 12/13 start with?
5:46 pm
kje

anymore clues needed before I go seek some liquid rleaxation?
5:46 pm
rururocks

qu espirit
5:46 pm
kje

qu12
5:46 pm
EspritdJean

ty
5:46 pm
cybernan

ti 5/12 following layer?
5:46 pm
rururocks

yes.. who will win the oscars kje?
5:47 pm
cybernan

nm found it
5:47 pm
kje

qu12 - italian-ish 4 coins
5:47 pm
MollyL

Sorry Soodle. Didn't know you were overloaded. Just toss them out the back door then.
5:47 pm
kje

is it oscar time?
5:47 pm
Trifioso

if there's an oscar god, Colin Firth, Colin Firth, and Colin Firth, in that ordre
5:47 pm
Trifioso

order
5:47 pm
Soodlebum

My back yard is teeming with semi-clothed young men. Yawn.!
5:48 pm
car.eeyore

Hey everyone!
5:48 pm
car.eeyore

{{{Trif}}}}
5:48 pm
Trifioso

car my love!!!! guess what? If I do have to "visit Ireland" I am hanging with the soodle!!!!!
5:48 pm
rururocks

sounds like a chicken farm to me soodle
5:49 pm
car.eeyore

Huzzah! TY Soodle!
5:49 pm
Soodlebum

Ruru, your only jealous!
5:49 pm
rururocks

nope.. not me
5:49 pm
kje

ti5/12 - ti5ure of opium... know what that is?
5:49 pm
rururocks

scantily clad maidens with grapes.>.then I would be jealous
5:49 pm
MollyL

*Ordering more Bailey's marble cheesecake as it may get a better response*
5:50 pm
EspritdJean

is the qu12 a normal word?
5:50 pm
Trifioso

soodles yard isn't a CHICKEN farm, ruru, it's a cock run....
5:50 pm
kje

or ti5/12 - aluminum Yale state
5:51 pm
Soodlebum

Good grief.....What have I started???
5:51 pm
kje

no jean - think italian 4 with double consonant + italian coinage?
5:51 pm
kje

not italian coinage but if you wanted to fake italian accent it
5:51 pm
car.eeyore

Trif...any interest in doing a midnight run to the mall on Thursday to get in on some deals?
5:51 pm
MollyL

*Protecting Trif from The Babble Police who are about to swoop her up and toss her out*
5:51 pm
Trifioso

not in the slightest, car
5:52 pm
car.eeyore

Oh...OK.
5:52 pm
Boobear

hi all
5:52 pm
Trifioso

did that when the kids were little, but I am DONE with that. besides the kay bee toys is gone
5:52 pm
rururocks

Imagining Trif's penis marathon
5:52 pm
Trifioso

I was speaking of chickens, molly. strictly of chickens
5:52 pm
car.eeyore

There are other stores that will be open.
5:53 pm
car.eeyore

I hate that my kids are young and yours and Kads are all grown up. Bummmmm
5:53 pm
Trifioso

I found a nine!!!! worship and revere me as the goddess i am!!!!
5:53 pm
MollyL

Yepper Trif. I'm sure that is just what you were talking about. ; )
5:53 pm
cybernan

*!* ta da *!* - thanks for the help on this dreadful grid
5:53 pm
Trifioso

One of my will never really grow up car, so theres' that
5:53 pm
car.eeyore

....ooooohhhhhhmmmmm.......TRIF.......
..oooooohhhhhhmmmmmm
5:53 pm
car.eeyore

You know what I mean.
5:54 pm
Trifioso

huzzah for cyber!!!
5:54 pm
car.eeyore

Yeah Cyber!
5:54 pm
kje

yayayay nan!!!
5:54 pm
welki

*reading back into the chog and thinking that ruru should be the one sporting grapes ... or maybe plums*
5:54 pm
Trifioso

WELKI!!!!
5:54 pm
Soodlebum

Oh heck.... yet again I forgot al about the grid. Much too busy chatting.... Silly silly Soodle.
5:54 pm
cybernan

off to get a glass of wine, then back to clue
5:54 pm
kje

welki! such talk!
5:55 pm
rururocks

forgedabout it welki a plum fairy I am not
5:55 pm
redturtlehead

hi welki
5:55 pm
welki

what
5:55 pm
Soodlebum

Hows the weather now, Welki?
5:55 pm
Trifioso

I think you meant "gorgeous, talented Soodle" dear
5:55 pm
welki

freezing with more snow in the forecast
5:55 pm
Boobear

Hi ruru and welki
5:55 pm
kje

grapes are not sexy - things shaped like grapes are usually pathologic... can't get into that
5:55 pm
Trifioso

have to release the hounds....brb
5:55 pm
rururocks

hi boo.. good to see you
5:56 pm
MollyL

Forgot to say hi to Boo. HI BOO.
5:56 pm
Boobear

yes I have been away
5:56 pm
redturtlehead

oooh kje does not have a pathology fetish...
5:56 pm
welki

i wasn't thinking that he should wear them as body jewelry, kje, but more as things that are already there (and healthy)
5:56 pm
Boobear

Hi molly
5:56 pm
kje

bad path on service right now... nothing fungating or grape like wanted
5:57 pm
rururocks

I ain't toting plums welki
5:57 pm
kje

I think comparing ru's parts to grapes might be insulting him a tad - LOLOL
5:57 pm
MollyL

Ruru...large fig leaf...all that's necessary. Enough said.
: D
5:57 pm
Soodlebum

Tsk. Of course. Thank you for pointing that out, Trif.
5:57 pm
welki

*shrug* good thing, ru ... tight tidy whities if you did
5:57 pm
rururocks

two fig leaves
5:58 pm
cosdem

wow im all pruned up i passed out in the tub
5:58 pm
MPittore

hello sounds like an interesting chat going on tonight!
5:58 pm
MollyL

That's what I meant. Two fig leaves. Maybe three. : )
5:58 pm
Soodlebum

Cosdem....Too Much Information!!!!!
5:58 pm
welki

hey, i gave choices, being uninformed on his anatomical characteristics .. grapes or plums. he said he's not sporting plums, so grapes it is
5:58 pm
welki

yoiks! and cos is shriveled up.
5:59 pm
rururocks

welki started this mp
5:59 pm
redturtlehead

hi Mpitt. I am sitting here with hair dye on so not sexy here, in 15 min to go sower it off...and hope to get rid of gray...
5:59 pm
welki

so glad i popped in to chat *LOL*
5:59 pm
cosdem

grapes? plums? did i walk in a fruit market?
5:59 pm
kje

and with that, I think I shall make a get-away before I am tempted to say something I will be sure to regret - hagn all!
5:59 pm
MPittore

Yes I'm sure you would never do anything like that..wink, wink...;o)
5:59 pm
welki

me? not me .. you started ru, with the comment, something about half naked gals with grapes
5:59 pm
MollyL

Are you in your flannels, shriveled one?
5:59 pm
rururocks

lol good idea kje
6:00 pm
Trifioso

back. all dogs empty
6:00 pm
redturtlehead

anatomy market cos...
6:00 pm
cosdem

not flannels but jammies :P
6:00 pm
Soodlebum

Speaking of grapes, could somebody peel me one, please?
6:00 pm
rururocks

happy birthday to Baxter.. happey birthday to baxter
6:00 pm
cosdem

its 5pm on Saturday and I'm in jammies. I've grown up!
6:00 pm
welki

hang on.. check this out
6:00 pm
MPittore

sing it out ru!!!!
6:01 pm
Trifioso

ugh. not me soodle! I always shred my knuckles peeling grapes
6:02 pm
Trifioso

so hey, soodle...I don't want to pry....any news on the cupid front?
6:02 pm
MPittore

29 left til fw!
6:02 pm
Soodlebum

Oooh,Trif.... we are back on track again... thank goodness.
6:02 pm
redturtlehead

finally half way. i started very late.
6:03 pm
welki

ru . refresh refresh refresh (his face looks long .. bad camera angle)
6:03 pm
Trifioso

that is good news, soodle. I had not a doubt, if the man has any taste at all....
6:03 pm
cybernan

anyone want clues before I leave?
6:03 pm
Trifioso

wait, it is a man, right? not sure which team you bat for, now that I think of it....whatevs. I don't judge
6:03 pm
welki

(how can you shred your knuckles peeling grapes? this has got to be good)
6:03 pm
Soodlebum

It is such a bizzare relationshiip... We met 30 years ago, when we were both 20.
6:04 pm
Trifioso

well, you have to hold them so close to the mandolin, don't you?
6:04 pm
Soodlebum

Then life happened, and we both married, and seperated, and hooked up again via Facebook.
6:04 pm
welki

<-- peels grapes with a paring knife
6:04 pm
Boobear

clue for ae 7 please
6:05 pm
welki

pumped air into something
6:05 pm
Soodlebum

Welki......Thank you!!!
6:05 pm
cybernan

pt of the ae 6
6:05 pm
MPittore

welki...I just read your profile...very nice and sooo true!
6:05 pm
Trifioso

past tense of the thing that puts oxygen in water, welki
6:06 pm
welki

my clue wasn't good enough, tri? lol
6:06 pm
rururocks

cute welki
6:06 pm
welki

thanks, mp
6:06 pm
MPittore

you screw a little piece on the end of your faucet to do this to the H2O
6:06 pm
Trifioso

I typed it at the same time, welki
6:07 pm
welki

ahhh .. you said, "welki" at the end, it was someone else who asked. i get it :)
6:07 pm
MPittore

multiple choice is nice!
6:07 pm
Trifioso

oops sorry -
6:08 pm
Trifioso

oh, hey -- totally off track, but I need advice -- is it even slightly okay to mow a wettish lawn? I HAVE to get it done....
6:08 pm
welki

ru, it's a 'bug's eye view' shot .. doesn't show him well, but it does show the goofy guy who came in with a face full of snow this morning :)
6:08 pm
cybernan

off to get the shortbread in the oven -- back at the flip :)
6:08 pm
Trifioso

that's a photo welki?
6:09 pm
welki

purists will say never mow wet grass, it tears the grass instead of cuts it ... if you need to, you need to.
6:09 pm
Trifioso

thanks welki
6:09 pm
welki

yeah, go to photofunia.com and upload one of yours .. hundreds of different effects
6:09 pm
MPittore

my DH says you shouldn't it will stick all over under the mower...not good...plus you will be a green mess...and all the rest mentioned
6:09 pm
car.eeyore

OOOOH! I got both 9s!!!!
6:10 pm
Trifioso

hmm. will def have to check that out, thanks! I am working on a website for my coaching svcs, which I hope to launch next week, and it would be great to doctor a few photos for the site
6:10 pm
Soodlebum

Guys....I am exhausted. I'm off to bed. Trirf....keep my number handhy......I'm really looking forward to meeting up with you. Everybody else....happy babbling. Poof
6:10 pm
welki

oh, some of them are quite lovely, some are funny and there are animation options
6:10 pm
Trifioso

actually welki, at this point it's more about mulching up the leaves that are left more than mowing
6:10 pm
welki

'night soodle
6:10 pm
Trifioso

Soodle, my dearest, I wish you a blissful trip to the land of Nod
6:10 pm
welki

trif is on the way to ireland?
6:11 pm
welki

(i'm on the way to put potatoes into the oven .. brb)
6:11 pm
Trifioso

I may be welki, yes. My former MIL is near the end of her life journey, and I want to pay my respects to her, and support my children too, as they will be most sad
6:12 pm
MPittore

wet leaves are prone to have mold not nice on ones nose or lungs!
6:12 pm
Trifioso

ONE mention of potatoes, and she puts potatoes in the oven....jesus!
6:12 pm
LuckyIrish

are you welki from tangle???
6:13 pm
MPittore

ok...nose to the grid for the last ones....
6:14 pm
welki

irish!
6:14 pm
welki

i mean IIIIIIIIIIIIIIRISH!
6:14 pm
LuckyIrish

it IS you, welki
6:14 pm
welki

(who said potatoes?)
6:14 pm
welki

yes yes yes! how've you been!!
6:14 pm
LuckyIrish

((((((((((welki))))))))))))
6:15 pm
LuckyIrish

pretty good, u?
6:15 pm
LuckyIrish

I finally retired so now I can play a lot lol
6:15 pm
72 Temple Owl

i am going to eat a potato
6:16 pm
LuckyIrish

how's your saxy son?
6:16 pm
welki

fine .. wildcat is here a bit, 'saw' her yesterday. i still can't get into cobra without the site crashing. and i keep in touch with a couple more folks ... have you played here before?
6:16 pm
Trifioso

I am so going to hell....tertiare has a little friend sleeping over, and she is one of those "question" kids -- What are you doing now? WHy is the dog doing that/ Why are you making a fire in the fireplace? she is a lovely girl, but I am about to stick a fork in my temple
6:17 pm
welki

my saxy son? don't have one. i have a passel of daughters and step-daughters and one step-son
6:17 pm
welki

...and sons in law, and grandchildren :)
6:17 pm
LuckyIrish

no, this is the first time I've been here. I have kept up with a couple of folks
6:18 pm
72 Temple Owl

you will only go to hell if you sitkc the fork into HER eye
6:18 pm
LuckyIrish

oops, sorry, must have gotten mixed up
6:18 pm
72 Temple Owl

or temple or whatever
6:18 pm
Trifioso

if she asks me one more question....just kidding! and hey there temple! nice to see you!
6:18 pm
welki

you'll like it, irish .. as you can see, nice folks, good laughs. a tight community, people help each other out for the most part (sometimes the help even flows into "real" life).
6:18 pm
MollyL

Trif, I don't miss the sleep overs that involve kids with a million questions. No forks.
6:19 pm
LuckyIrish

who has the son who plays sax in a local band there abouts?
6:19 pm
72 Temple Owl

mmm i smell my dinner
6:19 pm
welki

i think i bought a pro-membership less than 15 minutes after i started playing here
6:19 pm
welki

... just a potato, owl?
6:19 pm
72 Temple Owl

i need 49 words and have not a whit of inspiration
6:19 pm
LuckyIrish

terrific! I've been looking for a place like this to play. I can't do much with cobra either
6:19 pm
72 Temple Owl

a yam!
6:20 pm
Boobear

hi TO
6:20 pm
welki

irish, are you on facebook? are you friends with dori or lynn or anyone i might already have as a friend? would be nice to add you
6:20 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi boo!
6:21 pm
72 Temple Owl

ok time to check it smells done
6:21 pm
welki

love the clock, boo .. but i want to eat it
6:21 pm
72 Temple Owl

lol it looks liake a hersheys kiss
6:21 pm
welki

(because it looks like a hershey kiss)
6:22 pm
welki

irish, i think the best thing about this game is that you have 24 hours to complete the puzzle .. and if you do, that's great .. .and if you don't, so what
6:23 pm
Boobear

thanks to. it does look like a hershey kiss
6:24 pm
Trifioso

I have fallen asleep with three to go before, welki....I have to admit, that does make it hard to shrug and say "oh well"
6:25 pm
Trifioso

car, are you still here?
6:25 pm
welki

i used to be more attentive to finishing .. not so much anymore.
6:26 pm
72 Temple Owl

ok peeps, has anyone here ever made the pistachio cake that uses jello pudding?
6:26 pm
Trifioso

toy story 3 on the dvd player again = cry face off in 3, 2, .....
6:26 pm
nrkii

TO, I have
6:26 pm
nrkii

and hi everyone
6:26 pm
welki

hi nrk
6:26 pm
nrkii

and the pistachio cake with pudding is yummy
6:26 pm
nrkii

haven't had it in years
6:27 pm
nrkii

but I remember it well
6:27 pm
72 Temple Owl

how do you think it would work with vanilla layer cake mix instead ofyellow?
6:28 pm
nrkii

I seem to remember it was just yellow cake mix with half a packet of pudding, and then cool whip with the other half a packet, in lieu of frosting
6:28 pm
nrkii

I think yellow is better, but vanilla would probably be okay... just might cut back on the pistachio a bit whith a vanilla cake
6:29 pm
72 Temple Owl

recipe calls for whole packet
6:29 pm
nrkii

to me, the yellow cake is a rich enough flavor to hold its own with the pistachio
6:29 pm
nrkii

but not so sure about the vanilla
6:29 pm
72 Temple Owl

why? i am afriad it might be bland
6:29 pm
nrkii

really? wow... I am pretty sure I only used 1/2
6:30 pm
72 Temple Owl

well i have a box of white ake mix and a box of vanilla and an invitation and need a dessert
6:30 pm
EspritdJean

this qu12/13 is gonna drive me insane
6:30 pm
nrkii

and you have pistachio pudding mix on hand?
6:30 pm
nrkii

4 cents (not really, but should be)
6:30 pm
LuckyIrish

welki, I'm back. Sorry about that. I am on facebook and would love for us to get together there.
6:31 pm
welki

oh jean .. think with an italian accent .. four hundred
6:31 pm
72 Temple Owl

yep intended to make the original some time. but feeling guilty for short cut
6:31 pm
welki

or like nrkii said :)
6:31 pm
72 Temple Owl

hey jean
6:31 pm
EspritdJean

jeez, I just got it must have spelt it 400 ways
6:31 pm
72 Temple Owl

and nrk to the pb
6:31 pm
EspritdJean

hey TO
6:31 pm
welki

np, irish .. folks flit in and out here
6:31 pm
nrkii

no time for PB, must go get dinner
6:31 pm
nrkii

:)
6:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

btw invite is from folks i mentioned wednesday night, nrk
6:32 pm
nrkii

well, I'd go for it, TO, it will prob be good
6:32 pm
nrkii

oh, nice!
6:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

nrk: revenge of the meatballs for me :/
6:32 pm
LuckyIrish

yeah, I've got a couple of them on facebook. Not many tho.
6:32 pm
nrkii

revenge of the meatballs?
6:32 pm
nrkii

you ended up sick?
6:33 pm
LuckyIrish

how can I find you there?
6:33 pm
Boobear

Clue for the first ca 5/14
6:33 pm
72 Temple Owl

well i was not well before. and i ate a burger at hobo's thursday night
6:33 pm
welki

do you think we have any mutual friends, irish?
6:33 pm
LuckyIrish

hang on for a minute
6:34 pm
nrkii

ooh, sorry to hear it
6:34 pm
nrkii

okay, must go find food
6:34 pm
nrkii

bb later
6:34 pm
72 Temple Owl

but being a bit of a hypochondriac - not that you would know anything about that
6:35 pm
sammysmom

rea---
6:35 pm
Trifioso

wa hey --
6:35 pm
Trifioso

soco is a word around HERE!
6:37 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hi all, any my phantom is constant
6:37 pm
welki

irish, i've put my name at the start of my profile .. will leave it there for a few minutes (i'm friends with most of these folks already)
6:40 pm
Trifioso

hello book doctor!!!
6:40 pm
welki

and thus, by revealing her identity, welki has effectually shut down the chat
6:41 pm
72 Temple Owl

throw out a few t worfd, that'll liven it up
6:41 pm
welki

...or maybe there's a sudden rush of facebook friend requests on their way *lol*
6:42 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

lord almighty there's a 13?
6:42 pm
welki

a feminine 2000 pounder
6:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

just clued
6:42 pm
Trifioso

welki, there are 20 or so women with that name, so maybe not such a rush!
6:43 pm
72 Temple Owl

better than my earlier clue, just shy of 200 lbs.
6:43 pm
welki

my icon is the same
6:43 pm
LuckyIrish

Welki, we are already friends on facebook!!!!!!!!!!1
6:44 pm
welki

we are? ut oh
6:44 pm
welki

pat?
6:44 pm
LuckyIrish

yep!
6:44 pm
welki

well fer pete's sakes, i wondered who you were! LMAO!
6:44 pm
welki

well fer pete's sakes, i wondered who you were! LMAO!
6:45 pm
welki

was going to msg you the other day for contacts down in your neck of the woods
6:45 pm
welki

and i'm stuttering, too!
6:45 pm
72 Temple Owl

48 left , wither i go or list
6:45 pm
LuckyIrish

Ain't it great!!!!! Wow
6:45 pm
MPittore

fw....
6:46 pm
LuckyIrish

Remember Dori? GaEllen? SuthnJazz?
6:46 pm
LuckyIrish

I've got them on there
6:46 pm
welki

i'm friends with dori, suthrn, wildcat, donna, sheesh lynn-i-can't-remember-her-nickname...
.
6:46 pm
MPittore

need to get dh dessert....throws luck your way...niters all....poofy!
6:47 pm
wildcat17

damia
6:47 pm
LuckyIrish

well all right!!!
6:47 pm
welki

hehehehe .. i'll bet fovea and haley are still at it
6:47 pm
wildcat17

oh yes
6:48 pm
wildcat17

you need to fix your computer and join us in cobra
6:48 pm
welki

a more paranoid individual you'll never find than fov
6:48 pm
LuckyIrish

That is totally awesome!
6:48 pm
LuckyIrish

wildcat?
6:48 pm
welki

wild, i bought a NEW computer and still can't get there .. must be something with my ip provider. even one of the guys here tried to finagle a back door way in for me .. no go
6:48 pm
Boobear

clue for the second ca 5/14 after the ring one
6:49 pm
wildcat17

then you'll just have to move
6:49 pm
welki

sounds like the ring one, boo
6:49 pm
welki

would love to .. on my way to music city
6:49 pm
LuckyIrish

I haven't tried cobra on this computer. What is it? Cobradragon?
6:50 pm
wildcat17

c'mon down!
6:50 pm
wildcat17

http://games.cobradragon.com
6:50 pm
Eva

hey wildcat
6:50 pm
welki

It took me two hours and forty minutes to get to the courthouse on Tuesday.
6:50 pm
welki

oh drat .. wrong cut and paste
6:50 pm
wildcat17

hi eva!! hi merp!!
6:51 pm
wildcat17

**pats merp happily** is he being a good boy?
6:51 pm
Eva

just love putting our kitties next to each other. It's the closest Merp comes to other cats...being the ornery creature he is. How's your cutey?
6:52 pm
welki

hate to chat and run, but i have to start slinging food around the kitchen and hope it ends up as dinner ... welcome to babble, irish! later, folks!
6:52 pm
wildcat17

mine passed away almost 2 yrs ago ... keep her pic for memories
6:52 pm
wildcat17

bye welk
6:52 pm
LuckyIrish

take it easy, welki! I'm so glad we got to know each other at last
6:53 pm
Eva

Oh I'm so sorry - I knew that. How stupid of me!
6:53 pm
wildcat17

I think I recently friended you on fb irish
6:53 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

quattrocento
6:53 pm
wildcat17

hey gwen got it!
6:53 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

OH HECK! PENALTY BOX i GO, OOPS!)
6:53 pm
wildcat17

it's ok eva .. not something you think about all the time I'm sure
6:53 pm
Trifioso

twelve times the penalty for you missy!
6:53 pm
Eva

what's this cobra dragon thing?
6:54 pm
LuckyIrish

really wildcat? I'll have to check and see who's new.
6:54 pm
wildcat17

a game like boggle. it's a site a lot of us went to when tangleword at playsite disappeared
6:54 pm
Eva

Merp is going on 17 now, so I'm very aware that our time together is limited.
6:54 pm
LuckyIrish

I'm Pat R
6:54 pm
cms1

stuck on the 12 letter word. Just killing me!
6:54 pm
wildcat17

awww eva. enjoy him while you have him
6:55 pm
wildcat17

uh see gwen's clue a couple of minutes ago cms
6:55 pm
Eva

do you have to pay or do any complicated downloads, whatever?
6:55 pm
wildcat17

it's free, no downloads that I remember .. http://games.cobradragon.com
6:55 pm
wildcat17

started by a former tangler
6:56 pm
Eva

Thanks. I'll go check it out
6:56 pm
cms1

Thanks!
6:56 pm
72 Temple Owl

may i ecommend word rampage?
6:56 pm
wildcat17

love to see you there. I play when I have time
6:56 pm
wildcat17

what's that TO?
6:56 pm
LuckyIrish

thanks wildcat. I'll try it again. See you there, If I can get it to work
6:57 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

after one has teh 12 / 13, what fun is left? lol
6:59 pm
cms1

Mama Mia! Tons of fun for us newbies!
6:59 pm
LuckyIrish

hey wildcat, may i add you as a friend here?
6:59 pm
cms1

It amazes me how the time flies when I am playing this!
6:59 pm
wildcat17

sure
6:59 pm
chiromomm

careful CMS- you'll get addicted...
6:59 pm
cms1

And my 10 yr old is showing me more than I am getting on my own
7:00 pm
cms1

I am in trouble
7:00 pm
72 Temple Owl

http://www.wordrampage.com/testing/
7:00 pm
chiromomm

capital T
7:00 pm
Boobear

hi cms. welcome to the grid
7:01 pm
periwinkle

2nd re7/32 pls
7:01 pm
cms1

Funny!
7:01 pm
wildcat17

I'll take a look at it TO
7:02 pm
periwinkle

NM fireworkds
7:03 pm
Trifioso

huzzah for peri!
7:03 pm
periwinkle

happy babbling all
7:03 pm
periwinkle

ty bye11
7:13 pm
Jellen

Hello...
7:14 pm
HarryHood

hi jellen
7:15 pm
HarryHood

just got on. first 100 are quick
7:15 pm
Jellen

Hi, Harry
7:15 pm
lynxxx

Hello everyone, back for another bash
7:15 pm
Jellen

Hi, lyxxx
7:16 pm
Jellen

Hi, lynxxx
7:27 pm
flosey

Hi Lyn and Jellen, just finished up in a hurry before we lost power again - lost it for 13 hours, then off and on for a while
7:27 pm
flosey

hope it's here to stay now, must respond to some emails before we lose it again
7:27 pm
flosey

big snow storm last night
7:28 pm
lynxxx

hi Flosey - sounds like you didn't want a large grid!
7:28 pm
Jellen

Hooray for you, flosey...sorry about the power!
7:28 pm
flosey

hopefully, see you tonight at flip
7:28 pm
lynxxx

Bye Flosey, keep warm and get the stock of candles out!
7:28 pm
flosey

lol, was a bad time for one lyn, however, managed
7:28 pm
flosey

can I offer clues before I go?
7:29 pm
Jellen

Still too early for me, thanks!
7:29 pm
lynxxx

I'm OK thanks, listing
7:29 pm
flosey

we always have them out lyn, use candles often
7:29 pm
flosey

ok, happy babbling, good luck
7:29 pm
lynxxx

Byee
7:29 pm
flosey

poof - now to emails
7:33 pm
HarryHood

stuck at 151...time to list
7:35 pm
car.eeyore

I am missing a Q...have 5, 5, 12 and 13. What am I missing please?
7:35 pm
lynxxx

qa6.27 first
7:37 pm
car.eeyore

Ty! Got it!
7:38 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

okay, back from playing several rounds of word rampage (another boggle)
7:38 pm
lynxxx

hi Gwen. Good?
7:39 pm
72 Temple Owl

did you like it?
7:40 pm
lynxxx

hi TOwl
7:41 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

it is exaclt like boggle, so yes, i liked it, but it is a bit primitive and needs some redesign
7:41 pm
72 Temple Owl

what would you change?
7:41 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

the chat room has problems, for one thing
7:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

well not meant to be like this one, only a minute between rounds
7:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

hiya lyn!!!
7:43 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

no, but everytime you chat into the chat room, you have to scroll again to see it. it keeps scrolling to the top, whereas the chat is at the bottom
7:43 pm
72 Temple Owl

yes it is weird
7:43 pm
72 Temple Owl

at5 please?
7:44 pm
lynxxx

at*** for your sins
7:44 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

and there is an option to close the grid, but no option to move the grid, which is backwards
7:44 pm
72 Temple Owl

ah, that will take a while
7:45 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

but you don't need an option to close the grid, really?
7:46 pm
72 Temple Owl

it goes down quite a lot. but it also has chat monitors
7:46 pm
trentsnana

are all of you aware of Cobra Dragon Games? It has a game called Serpentine. If you ever played Tangleword, it's a lot like it. Varuma and Bridgie play it.
7:47 pm
trentsnana

Varumba
7:48 pm
lynxxx

Letter Blox is good - if you can get the version without too many ads - quite addictive
7:54 pm
72 Temple Owl

ra7/26 and ra 8 clue pls?
7:55 pm
lynxxx

ra7.28 13-19 yo vermin
7:55 pm
rosalie4

Adolescent rodent
7:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty
7:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

re7/32 & re pls?
7:56 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hello to rosalie and zimbabwe!
7:56 pm
rosalie4

Greetings!
7:57 pm
72 Temple Owl

wow ty and hi rosalie
7:57 pm
Minveryork

Good evening to my fellow babblers! How is everyone?
7:57 pm
lynxxx

re7.32 and 9 - to perform again - usally an historic event or like
7:57 pm
Minveryork

By the way, congratulations to all the finishers! YAY!
7:57 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

very nice flag 8-D
7:57 pm
lynxxx

hi Rosalie & Min
7:58 pm
rosalie4

Hi!
7:58 pm
72 Temple Owl

hey min!
8:01 pm
72 Temple Owl

any help for that re7 & 9?
8:01 pm
lynxxx

You didn't like my clue Owl?
8:02 pm
72 Temple Owl

sorry, it is fi ne i just missed it
8:02 pm
Minveryork

re 7/32 is re plus en 5/12 word and re9 is past tense.
8:03 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

r + double vowel + consonant + what movie stars do
8:03 pm
72 Temple Owl

an5/10 pls/
8:03 pm
lynxxx

a & not far
8:04 pm
72 Temple Owl

doh, ty
8:06 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

well, 99 to go, gonna stop for a break. by ebye
8:07 pm
72 Temple Owl

bye gwen
8:07 pm
72 Temple Owl

anyone need a radio program to listen to while playing?
8:10 pm
Jeff7

wfuv.org great radio station
8:10 pm
HarryHood

I used to have wfuv on the radio all the time when I lived in their range.
8:11 pm
72 Temple Owl

i am listening via the web to wnti
8:11 pm
72 Temple Owl

fav progrmas tinight
8:11 pm
72 Temple Owl

ne5/1 after less messy pls?
8:13 pm
lynxxx

plural of tidy
8:13 pm
72 Temple Owl

omg sorry and i already had it
8:20 pm
lynxxx

best be off - bye all
8:20 pm
Jellen

Bye, lynxxx
8:22 pm
72 Temple Owl

bye lyn!
8:22 pm
72 Temple Owl

mayi beg for my last words?
8:23 pm
72 Temple Owl

de6/21 & de7?
8:25 pm
Pinikula

de + camp shelter
8:25 pm
Pinikula

evening all
8:26 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty kindly, pini and welcome
8:26 pm
Pinikula

yvw ;)
8:33 pm
evanonut

yo yo yo!
8:33 pm
Pinikula

hi eva
8:34 pm
evanonut

hiya pinipoo
8:34 pm
Pinikula

;)
8:37 pm
72 Temple Owl

sup nut?
8:37 pm
evanonut

owlzy boo! guess what
8:40 pm
72 Temple Owl

what?
8:40 pm
evanonut

jeez that took forever
8:40 pm
evanonut

i could post and maybe tomorrow you'll see
8:41 pm
evanonut

okay, anyway, guess who has a steady romantic interest going on?
8:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

not me
8:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

so congrats!
8:42 pm
Pinikula

(me either)
8:42 pm
evanonut

nope, run the elimination process now...ha
8:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

so dish!
8:43 pm
evanonut

c'est moi
8:43 pm
Pinikula

congrats ;)
8:43 pm
evanonut

oh, a little bit of nearly perfect
8:43 pm
torgone

Not me ..
8:43 pm
72 Temple Owl

yay nut! how did yoy meet?
8:43 pm
evanonut

eharmony, i guess it actually works
8:44 pm
72 Temple Owl

wow. er, so why are you here on sat night?
8:44 pm
evanonut

because he has his kids tonight, i had him last night
8:45 pm
72 Temple Owl

well i would love to hear about him sometime
8:45 pm
72 Temple Owl

is he local then?
8:46 pm
evanonut

heh, maybe i'll dish, he's about an hour from me
8:47 pm
72 Temple Owl

here is what i get: me: sorry i don't date guys who are separated. him: so if i were divorced would you date me?
8:48 pm
evanonut

so, if they were divorced, would you?
8:49 pm
72 Temple Owl

:/
8:49 pm
evanonut

here's what i normally got, guy initiates email with me: mmm you look sexy, you cougar me: in order to be a couger i'd have to want your scrawny young #ss
8:49 pm
Pinikula

ROFL! :)
8:49 pm
72 Temple Owl

LOL are you still writing a book? i have some good ones for you
8:50 pm
evanonut

another one, from creepy dirty looking scrawny guy: are you submissive
8:50 pm
evanonut

we should totally do a book of just email pick up lines
8:50 pm
72 Temple Owl

oh don't go there, this is a g rated chog and i have tons of them
8:51 pm
evanonut

tis so sad, and then there is mr eharmony
8:51 pm
72 Temple Owl

yes it is very interesting
8:51 pm
evanonut

finding a guy who has to shell out some dough to talk to you is the way to go
8:51 pm
72 Temple Owl

well well a change of heart
8:52 pm
evanonut

i guess i might have been wrong...only ever just this once though
8:52 pm
72 Temple Owl

i find they have one eye on you and the other doing the 360 to find better
8:53 pm
evanonut

heh...no doubt the eyes are on me in this case
8:53 pm
evanonut

i'm in L...
8:53 pm
evanonut

ust
8:53 pm
72 Temple Owl

you go girl!
8:53 pm
72 Temple Owl

i'm in my jammies
8:54 pm
evanonut

instruction not needed
8:54 pm
evanonut

i done went
8:54 pm
evanonut

and went
8:54 pm
72 Temple Owl

o.0
8:55 pm
evanonut

did i maintain g status?
8:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

* turns on air conditioner*
8:56 pm
evanonut

in order of importance 1) great guy 2) great 000 3) looks like russel crowe
8:58 pm
72 Temple Owl

interesting. let's def swap lines sometime
8:59 pm
evanonut

yes, but for now i think i'll zzzzzzz
8:59 pm
evanonut

just figured i'd spot you in here
8:59 pm
72 Temple Owl

good plan! night night
8:59 pm
evanonut

good night
9:00 pm
72 Temple Owl

actually am not here that much anymore
9:00 pm
72 Temple Owl

all those dates you know
9:05 pm
72 Temple Owl

uh oh ...pini, you still here?
9:06 pm
Pinikula

still here...what's up?
9:06 pm
Minveryork

Hi there Pinikula!How are you doing this fine evening?
9:07 pm
Pinikula

hi min ;)
9:09 pm
72 Temple Owl

nothing, it's just that everyone disappeared
9:09 pm
Pinikula

no...I'm just sorta hangin' out...playing a game in the other window...
9:12 pm
72 Temple Owl

i am doing the same
9:12 pm
72 Temple Owl

min you are back!
9:12 pm
Minveryork

I am working on a story of clues if anyone here needs
9:13 pm
Minveryork

I never left. I have been working on a story of clues.
9:14 pm
crosshair

howdy all:) will be interesting to see you work qu 13/170 into that story;))
9:14 pm
Minveryork

Hello crosshair! How are you doing? Welcome to grid!
9:15 pm
crosshair

howdy min:))
9:15 pm
Minveryork

It'll be interesting for me too since I don't have it yet
9:16 pm
72 Temple Owl

lol
9:16 pm
crosshair

qu 13/170= itallian for 4+ itallian for pennies
9:16 pm
crosshair

and pl
9:17 pm
crosshair

mmm.... bo derick..she is so cute...
9:21 pm
Minveryork

This grid was not ac 4/6 today. I wasn't in 4/4 doing the grid. On 4/5 I got sick of it I gave up way before fireworks were ne 4/4. I quit with a sc 5/12 of 1982 points. I know I could have sc 6/24 more, but did not feel like doing puzzle anymore.Here's a story of clues for you to sc 4/5. I ca 4/5 decide what I want to do for Thanksgiving; go somewhere or stay home. There are advantages and disadvantes to both. I do not ca 4/5 to travel far from my ar4/4.Traffic will be bad.It is also supposed to ra 4/4 on Thursday. If it ra 5/10, then traffic will be worse. But if I stay home, I might have to have it ca 5/12ed since I do not cook & that will co4/5 a lot.It would be ne 4/4 if I could just snap my fingers and a meal appears on my table. If I go to my sister's house, my dog will ra 4/5 after her ca 4/5 and sc 5/12 them.He might even sc 4/5 them for life. I am sure they wish he would sc 4/5 every time he is there. Her ca 4/5s do not like his sc 5/12. They hiss and sn 5/10 every time they see him.He puts them in a sn4/4. Thanksgiving isn't highly ra 5/12 in my book anyway, so if I didn't do anything I would not ca 4/5. I'd be happy just having ta 5/12.I so4/4 of wish I did not have to celebrate it.I told hubby I didn't want to celebrate it and he st 5/10d at me in disbelief.It also isn't ta 4/5ful to snub family on Thanksgiving. I might st4/4 up trouble if I do not spend it with family. They might get so 4/4 and re 5/12 badly. They might think I'm a sn 4/4.I might re 5/12sider not doing anything. Bed time is an 5/10 so I should reti4/4 for the nite. I am going to get off my fat re4/4, te 4/4 myself away from computer and go on4/4 bed & sn 5/10 the night away. I hope for a te 7/28 grid tomorrow. Goodnight
9:22 pm
Jillyjill

Hello all!! Quite the grid today...congrats to all finishers!
9:24 pm
Minveryork

Hello Jillyjill! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid!
9:24 pm
HarryHood

9 to go, fading fast
9:25 pm
Minveryork

Go HarryHood go!
9:25 pm
Jillyjill

Great, thanks minv...how are you? Was on earlier; did the grid while watching our classic state college rivalry football game.
9:25 pm
Jillyjill

Hang in there Harry, let me know if I can help...
9:25 pm
Minveryork

Congratulations Jillyjill on finishing early!Good for you
9:26 pm
crosshair

ty for the fine story min
9:26 pm
Jillyjill

Was a really twisty grid!!
9:26 pm
Minveryork

Phantom words for me today were create and detect
9:26 pm
72 Temple Owl

wow min
9:26 pm
crosshair

but i give up on this grid for tonight..tc all and happy babbling
9:26 pm
crosshair

poof
9:27 pm
Jillyjill

niters crossy...
9:27 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye crosshair! I will see you tomorrow in the log!
9:27 pm
chiromomm

minv, liked your story!
9:27 pm
Minveryork

Thanks chiromomm!
9:28 pm
Jillyjill

Mine phantoms were retaliate and detect.
9:30 pm
72 Temple Owl

night crossy night everyone
9:30 pm
Jillyjill

Niters TO!!
9:32 pm
Minveryork

Bye 71 Temple! I will see you tomorrow in the chat log
9:32 pm
dan2bit

evening all!
9:32 pm
Minveryork

Hello dan2bit!How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
9:32 pm
Jillyjill

Hi Dan2!! How are you tonight?
9:32 pm
dan2bit

doing well, thanks! 23 to go
9:33 pm
Jillyjill

Go Dan2!!
9:34 pm
Jillyjill

Here to clue if anyone needs....
9:34 pm
dan2bit

the very first de6?
9:34 pm
Minveryork

I got a story of clues in my profile if you need dan2bit
9:34 pm
HarryHood

2 left! any1 have de6/24 (fourth)
9:35 pm
dan2bit

trying to think of a de6 clue for it, HH
9:35 pm
HarryHood

dan2bit - it's an organic molecule with 10 carbons
9:36 pm
Jillyjill

I count the fourth as being de+penny
9:36 pm
Jillyjill

oh, never mind, read further on log..
9:36 pm
HarryHood

ah! fisch.
9:37 pm
HarryHood

ty jill
9:37 pm
HarryHood

also looking for the first ar5
9:37 pm
Jillyjill

ar4/4 plus vowel
9:37 pm
dan2bit

no grid should have this many C words
9:38 pm
HarryHood

ty :)
9:38 pm
Jillyjill

grid very latin today
9:38 pm
HarryHood

suppertime :) gnight all
9:38 pm
Jillyjill

see ya harry!!
9:39 pm
Minveryork

I am unable to beat those nerds in Letterblox tonight
9:39 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye HarryHood!I will see you tomorrow in the log
9:43 pm
dan2bit

in6/18?
9:44 pm
Jillyjill

in+ when you wish upon a ****
9:45 pm
dan2bit

ty jilly - 11 left, all C's & T's
9:45 pm
Minveryork

Everyone just left Letterblox and 2 new people came.
9:45 pm
Minveryork

Maybe I can beat the two new people who just came.
9:46 pm
Jillyjill

I believe in you minv!!
9:47 pm
Jillyjill

GO for it dan2
9:48 pm
Minveryork

Finally! I beat 2 new people in Letterblox. My fingers are about to fall off!I am off now to look for new icon.
9:48 pm
Minveryork

Goodnight to my fellow babblers! I'll see you tomorrow
9:48 pm
dan2bit

gnight Min!
9:49 pm
dan2bit

need the ce8 and ce6 that precedes it
9:51 pm
Jillyjill

a community that doesn't like what some one says will ce**** them and that's called being ce******
9:51 pm
dan2bit

oh duh tx Jilly - though I had tried that 6
9:52 pm
dan2bit

need the te6 after the playground one, and to7
9:52 pm
Jillyjill

lol...by the end of this grid ur lucky even getting babblets!!
9:53 pm
lbdawger

te6, number + high card
9:53 pm
Jillyjill

think dennis the me****
9:53 pm
lbdawger

to7 is to4.4 + diminuative ending (think french)
9:54 pm
Jillyjill

to+you bought a din**** set?
9:54 pm
dan2bit

tx Jilly & lbd & all cluers - firewords!
9:54 pm
lbdawger

whoooo hoooooo DAN!!
9:54 pm
Jillyjill

hey there dawg...did you watch the game??
9:54 pm
Jillyjill

yay dan2!! WooT WooT WooT
9:55 pm
lbdawger

Hi Jilly, no didn't watch it, was skyping with my sister. did hear it though, hubz was hooting and a hollering the whole time
9:56 pm
lbdawger

GO CATS!!
9:56 pm
Jillyjill

Ya BABY!!! great game!!!! Feel sorry for Chase Reynolds though...
9:57 pm
lbdawger

what happened?
9:58 pm
Jillyjill

Well, if the Griz are done, he has no chance on reaching goal of rushing yards
9:58 pm
lbdawger

oh, too bad for that. what was the deal about a player getting kicked out of the game?
9:59 pm
Jillyjill

punched someone in face....
9:59 pm
lbdawger

guess i'll read all about it in tomorrow's paper.
10:00 pm
Jillyjill

What's funny is that the ones fighting weren't from MT...you would think the rivalry would be more heated between natives...
10:01 pm
Jillyjill

I was babbling to keep my game stress down, so I missed some of the incident...
10:01 pm
lbdawger

ahh, so some hothead let loose, bad sportsmanship. too bad about that. the drunks...i mean the fans will be doing enough damage tonight.
10:02 pm
Jillyjill

lol...you got that right...and bad night for it..the temps are downright dangerous...
10:03 pm
lbdawger

yeah, dumb, drunk and frozen! drunk dumb-sicles
10:03 pm
Jillyjill

rofl
10:04 pm
lbdawger

have you seen Jane lately?
10:04 pm
Jillyjill

Last night, Mary Black concert at our PAC..doing well.
10:06 pm
lbdawger

good, haven't seen her online for a while. was wondering if it was just bad timing or if she was just way too busy to babble.
10:07 pm
Jillyjill

I think it's the latter...she and hubby are doing well. I keep meaning to ask her if she was intentionally not being on line...
10:08 pm
lbdawger

i know this is the beginning of her busy music season, so i wouldn't be surprised if she's got way too many irons in the fire right now
10:08 pm
Jillyjill

brb..
10:13 pm
lbdawger

need to be heading for the pillows. see everyone tomorrow! stay warm! it's freezing outside my window! (11°F)
10:18 pm
Jillyjill

niters dawg....go Cats!
10:22 pm
rururocks

who's mary black?
10:33 pm
Jillyjill

sorry ru...lol was on itunes buying an album of hers...she's an irish singer..jazzy
10:44 pm
kje

that is cold, lbd - stay warm
10:46 pm
Jillyjill

hi kje...it's 14 here..about 170 miles south of dawg...
10:47 pm
Jillyjill

ruru.....*knocking on screen*...are you there?
10:55 pm
Nef

HI again. I didn't think I'd still be awake by this time; but I am!
10:57 pm
kje

it is 62 here
10:58 pm
Nef

28F and freezing drizzle here
11:01 pm
Nef

WOW! I just got the qu 12 and 13! And only have 28 words that I've found so far!
11:01 pm
Jillyjill

You Go Nef!!
11:02 pm
Jillyjill

It's dropping like a rock...getting in the cold canadian air...
11:02 pm
Nef

not often enough, Jilly! That was a fluck
11:02 pm
Nef

fluke?
11:03 pm
Nef

we'll be getting the bad weather tomorrow they are saying
11:03 pm
Jillyjill

lol...nice froidian slip there....
11:05 pm
Nef

nah, it was a spelling error. I'm a bad speller espceially when tired
11:06 pm
Nef

BTW, when we were on earlier, I asked how your hubby's tests turned out. You didn't answer while I was here and I had to leave after a bit
11:07 pm
Jillyjill

frustrating....just one referral after another...blood tests okay, waiting on 24 hr sleep study, went to neurologist who now has referred him to a nuero behavioralist...grrrrrrr
11:08 pm
Jillyjill

thanks for asking though...
11:08 pm
Nef

neuro behavioralists are helpful though
11:10 pm
Jillyjill

Yah, he has an all day test on 12/14 and results on the 22nd...it's just his medical leave ends a few days after that...
11:10 pm
Nef

my DH has seen several through the years. But I understand the frustration of not knowing too
11:11 pm
Jillyjill

Not really sure what they do?? lol
11:11 pm
Nef

oh dear. There's no way you can get it moved up because of that?
11:11 pm
Jillyjill

No, I sorta fault our local doc for not starting referrals timely...
11:12 pm
Jillyjill

If we hadn't been pushing it'd been even later...not happy with MD follow thru AT ALL...
11:13 pm
Nef

The ones DH saw gave him all sorts of tests (esp. cognitive tests) and he (we) learned what he could and could not do.
11:13 pm
Jillyjill

sounds like what mine needs
11:14 pm
Nef

I'm not sure if itr would help; but I'd contact the insurance company and tell them (and complain)
11:14 pm
Jillyjill

Tough situation all around, doc works for the hospital we (or now I) do and he is one of the docs that I have to work directly with :(
11:17 pm
Nef

that is tough. Is that doc approachable?
11:18 pm
Nef

(sorry typed away a longer response and lost it by hitting the "back Space" instead of "enter" button
11:19 pm
Jillyjill

Sort of, not a bad doc, just a littl