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FINAL SCORES

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ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
Nef

flip!
12:00 am
Minveryork

Flip flip hooray!
12:00 am
flosey

flip
12:00 am
vanillaslice

closest I win
12:00 am
Minveryork

Sprite is in "My Friends" so it is easy for me to see what the icon themes are every day.Anyway,I'm diving in now
12:01 am
VolleymomDee

flip and hi all
12:01 am
jillibus

flip
12:02 am
MLFAN17

hello when i first looked at this grid i thought we were lacking in vowels lol
12:02 am
jillibus

Min, I list the icon themes too
12:02 am
Minveryork

jillibus,I almost chose african elephants as my icon today
12:02 am
MLFAN17

Ni6
12:02 am
MLFAN17

UN6
12:02 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:02 am
VolleymomDee

st 7 hi mlf jili minve
12:02 am
VolleymomDee

ty lickety
12:03 am
MLFAN17

hi dee
12:03 am
flosey

interesting icon and writeup Jilli
12:03 am
Erda

Thank you, Lickety!!!!
12:03 am
jillibus

Thanks Lickety -- and isn't it great that mrp got great news!
12:03 am
Minveryork

Thanks Lickety!
12:03 am
Nef

thanks, Lickety
12:03 am
jillibus

ty flosey
12:03 am
flosey

thanks lickety
12:03 am
VolleymomDee

oooh, jili do tell I hadn't heard yet!!
12:03 am
VolleymomDee

we 7
12:04 am
VolleymomDee

wh 7
12:05 am
negativeneil

להעיף
12:05 am
VolleymomDee

hi neil
12:06 am
VolleymomDee

jili what is mrp's news?
12:06 am
MLFAN17

dee is the wh 7 something we should know?
12:06 am
negativeneil

It's good news, Volleymom... read her bio.
12:06 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Thanks Lickety.
12:06 am
VolleymomDee

yes
12:06 am
dizgrannie

Hi All!! NBT
12:06 am
MLFAN17

thanks dee
12:06 am
jillibus

Mrp just has multiple Compounded Micro Fractures, cause by too much stress. See her profile for more.
12:07 am
jillibus

flosey and min -- glad you picked such interesting icons
12:08 am
VolleymomDee

ty jili
12:08 am
VolleymomDee

un 6 x 2; un 7
12:08 am
VolleymomDee

hi flosey diz gapeach
12:08 am
negativeneil

And hi, Volleymom.
12:08 am
dcseain

flop. hey yall
12:08 am
MLFAN17

EI6
12:08 am
flosey

thanks Jilli
12:09 am
VolleymomDee

nbt
12:09 am
VolleymomDee

ne 7/32
12:09 am
Flask1

nbt
12:09 am
flosey

wtg Dee and Flask
12:10 am
VolleymomDee

ty wtg flask
12:10 am
VolleymomDee

hi dc
12:11 am
negativeneil

ci6, ci7, ci8, ci7
12:11 am
Flask1

Morning all....and thankyou...
12:11 am
dizgrannie

tw 7
12:11 am
MLFAN17

YE6
12:11 am
negativeneil

st7
12:11 am
MLFAN17

thanks diz
12:11 am
negativeneil

And another st7.
12:11 am
joshuavorbis

hi and nbt
12:11 am
Minveryork

I am stopping at 105 words and 1256 points.Bye to all
12:11 am
negativeneil

ne7
12:12 am
Minveryork

Goodnight to my fellow babblers! I'll see you tomorrow
12:12 am
VolleymomDee

hi josh wtg
12:12 am
negativeneil

ee7
12:12 am
MLFAN17

nell one of the st 7s i have is 7/28 i assume you do as well?
12:12 am
Flask1

nbs!
12:12 am
cybernan

nbt, nbs
12:12 am
MLFAN17

ee5 babblet
12:13 am
negativeneil

Yes, an st7,28 and an st7,36.
12:13 am
MLFAN17

EE7
12:13 am
MLFAN17

or 5 6 7 ee
12:13 am
negativeneil

we7
12:14 am
MLFAN17

can i have the stats for the H in the corner please?
12:14 am
negativeneil

wh7, th7 -- similar
12:14 am
joshuavorbis

he6 pl of he5/20
12:15 am
negativeneil

ei8
12:15 am
negativeneil

he7,36
12:15 am
MLFAN17

got it thanks
12:16 am
MLFAN17

nbt but still going
12:16 am
VolleymomDee

un 4; un 6, 7, 6, 5, 5... same root
12:17 am
negativeneil

un5, un6, un7 trio.
12:17 am
dizgrannie

add another un 6 at the end Neil
12:17 am
MLFAN17

only 1 WE 7?
12:18 am
VolleymomDee

I only have one so far mlf
12:18 am
MLFAN17

i knew one had been called but wasnt sure if its hte one i just found .. thanks dee:)
12:18 am
flosey

nbt & nbs
12:19 am
VolleymomDee

yw wtg flosey
12:19 am
VolleymomDee

nbs
12:19 am
flosey

ty Dee
12:19 am
flosey

and you!
12:19 am
VolleymomDee

yw! ty! u's finished hip hip hooray!
12:20 am
VolleymomDee

ty for the ci's neil
12:21 am
cybernan

half way -- good night, all :)
12:21 am
VolleymomDee

wtg nan nite
12:22 am
VolleymomDee

don't miss the 2 wy words :)
12:22 am
MLFAN17

thanks dee
12:22 am
MLFAN17

okay i have nbt and my usual 66 i am out poof
12:22 am
VolleymomDee

yw nite mlf
12:23 am
jillibus

back -- had to take a break and vacuum pack some local strawberries I froze
12:23 am
negativeneil

wb
12:24 am
jillibus

wtg those who got nbt, nbs, etc -- and bye mlf
12:24 am
VolleymomDee

sounds yummy
12:24 am
VolleymomDee

ty
12:24 am
VolleymomDee

anyone have any other 8's besides the ci 8?
12:25 am
mrpresident

se 8
12:25 am
flosey

ei8/40
12:25 am
VolleymomDee

ty and hi mrp!!!! How are you? Hugs!
12:25 am
mrpresident

ei 8
12:26 am
mrpresident

hi dee :) doing ok thanks! ((hugs))
12:26 am
flosey

hi mrp, good to see you here
12:26 am
negativeneil

Welcome back mrp!
12:26 am
VolleymomDee

Ty for you write-up... what a pleasure it was to read!
12:27 am
negativeneil

Yes, best news!
12:27 am
flosey

great news mrp
12:29 am
jillibus

hi mrp :-)
12:30 am
negativeneil

There are words in this grid ruru would like.
12:30 am
gremlinn

fireworks unaided
12:31 am
flosey

wow grem, wtg
12:31 am
jillibus

wd grem
12:31 am
jillibus

Wasn't ruru to see his surgeon today?
12:31 am
gremlinn

I've seen ei8 a lot at work - it's a counting unit of photons
12:32 am
jillibus

whyer should be a word -- I remember when my little boy was about 3 and he was one.
12:32 am
VolleymomDee

good one jili...
12:33 am
dcseain

Per the National Hurricane Center: Katja is expected to be a category 4-5 when it makes landfall in the Northeast over the weekend of the 10th.
12:33 am
VolleymomDee

I am surprised the ei 8 is not a proper noun... have never seen it not capitaliized...
12:34 am
VolleymomDee

oh, my dc... had not heard that... where is supposed to "land"
12:34 am
negativeneil

4 left... also unaided. Was chatting with Laura until she just signed off to go to bed too, though.
12:34 am
gremlinn

Dee: lowercase, it's a rare unit: 1 ei8 = 1 mole of photons (I think it has another use too, but I can't remember)
12:34 am
VolleymomDee

wtg neil
12:35 am
jillibus

good going neil
12:35 am
negativeneil

3
12:35 am
gremlinn

Ah, as a unit of work, it equals 25 gigawatt hours
12:35 am
VolleymomDee

ty interesting
12:35 am
gremlinn

That's...kind of a lot.
12:36 am
negativeneil

2
12:36 am
jillibus

gogogo neil
12:36 am
gremlinn

That's your best bet on getting into the dictionary - become a famous scientist and have a unit named after you.
12:36 am
negativeneil

And that's a wrap.
12:37 am
VolleymomDee

lol no chance of that he4
12:37 am
negativeneil

I think I'd rather stay out of the dictionary, if it's all the same.
12:37 am
jillibus

YAY neil!!!
12:37 am
negativeneil

As in, not appear in there.
12:37 am
negativeneil

Thanks, jilli!
12:38 am
negativeneil

I'd rather have stayed out of the online "urban dictionary" too, but alas, too late.
12:38 am
VolleymomDee

not seeing the he 7 yet...
12:38 am
jillibus

oh? under your name, neil?
12:39 am
jillibus

I'm not seeing much of anything, dee
12:39 am
jillibus

Certainly not the mystery ei8
12:40 am
VolleymomDee

ooops found it.. he 7/36 nonconformist... several oddballs so far...
12:41 am
jillibus

ty for the he7 dee
12:41 am
gremlinn

phantom ei7 - eirenic
12:41 am
gremlinn

and eiswein
12:41 am
VolleymomDee

yw...what is the last 8 grem... other than ei and ci
12:42 am
gremlinn

se7, the most common of them
12:42 am
gremlinn

*se8
12:42 am
VolleymomDee

ty looking
12:43 am
VolleymomDee

is there a non-vowel c word today?
12:43 am
dcseain

dee, too soon to say, but it's on a similar track so far to Irene
12:43 am
dcseain

sorry, i've been in and out
12:44 am
jillibus

that's scary about Katja
12:44 am
flosey

yes Dee, cr5/22
12:44 am
VolleymomDee

I am gonna pray it fizzles out
12:45 am
VolleymomDee

ty flosey thot it was here...always have to check morewords for spelling
12:45 am
flosey

ah, I monkeyed it after your question
12:45 am
gremlinn

nope, the middle letter is the vowel :)
12:45 am
VolleymomDee

wtg ty I found it... I need to write that one down
12:45 am
dcseain

it is indeed, Jilli. Happily, i live at the top of a hill.
12:46 am
negativeneil

Under my full real name jilli, yes.
12:46 am
VolleymomDee

dc did your job lead pan out?
12:46 am
negativeneil

Which of course you know.
12:46 am
flosey

must be Welsh?
12:46 am
gremlinn

I believe it's a Welsh instrument, yeah
12:47 am
flosey

thanks grem
12:47 am
negativeneil

And it's not big deal and nothing flattering... just some morons being morons.
12:47 am
dcseain

i'll know tomorrow, dee
12:47 am
negativeneil

It seems anyone can post an entry in that thing.
12:47 am
VolleymomDee

oooo fingers crossed
12:48 am
negativeneil

Oh good luck Seain!
12:48 am
jillibus

I still have to peek, neil, lol!
12:48 am
gremlinn

And you can't delete those of others, right? Just rate them down?
12:48 am
jillibus

oh, all the best of luck to you, dc!
12:48 am
dcseain

thx :)
12:48 am
jillibus

and dc, great choice of icon!
12:49 am
negativeneil

Exactly, gremlinn... unfortunately.
12:49 am
gremlinn

Not very reliable, but I've used the urban dictionary for a quick answer now and then.
12:49 am
negativeneil

And jilli, it's just some stupid, totally made up shit.
12:50 am
negativeneil

Someone making up a bizarre story about me and some other people. Why, I couldn't tell you. I was very surprised when a friend of ours found it!
12:50 am
jillibus

ok, neil
12:50 am
negativeneil

Wikipedia is probably a little more reliable.
12:50 am
negativeneil

At least!
12:53 am
VolleymomDee

phew finally found the se 8...
12:54 am
VolleymomDee

ye 6 and ye 7.... like the cowboy movie genre with a y
12:54 am
jillibus

couldn't find you, neil
12:55 am
VolleymomDee

haven't seen cos lately... what is he up to?
12:56 am
cosdem

im here now :P
12:56 am
cosdem

lol i just got in the chog as u said that dee
12:57 am
VolleymomDee

LOL good to see you!! was wondering about you
12:57 am
VolleymomDee

funny timing
12:57 am
cosdem

i was taking a break from babble for a few days
12:58 am
VolleymomDee

glad you're back
12:58 am
cosdem

ty :)
12:58 am
rururocks

*shocked look
12:58 am
VolleymomDee

you can help me find my missing 7 LOL
12:58 am
rururocks

8
12:58 am
cosdem

lol ok let's see....:)
12:58 am
cosdem

i found an un7
12:58 am
VolleymomDee

hi ru
12:59 am
jillibus

Hi ruru -- did you see the doc today?
12:59 am
rururocks

hiya dee
12:59 am
rururocks

nope
12:59 am
VolleymomDee

found it cos wr 7/44
12:59 am
cosdem

hm ok thanks
12:59 am
rururocks

i was in bed all day
12:59 am
jillibus

When , then ru?
1:00 am
jillibus

oh dear, ru!
1:00 am
VolleymomDee

oooh sorry to hear ru
1:01 am
negativeneil

Oh hi, ruru... and sorry to hear that!
What's wrong? :(
1:02 am
cosdem

mrs. louise jefferson's in the grid :)
1:02 am
rururocks

I wrenched my knee and agrivated everything..and fell
1:02 am
VolleymomDee

crap
1:02 am
DR1965

OH MY Ruru!
1:02 am
VolleymomDee

good clue cos
1:02 am
jillibus

You fell today?
1:02 am
rururocks

my left leg is so sore I can't walk
1:02 am
cosdem

ouch ruru :(
1:02 am
rururocks

yep
1:02 am
jillibus

I have no idea who Mrs louise jefferson is
1:02 am
negativeneil

Ummm hi, cosdem?
1:03 am
VolleymomDee

did you get an xray of your leg?
1:03 am
DR1965

I am so sorry to hear that Ruru
1:03 am
jillibus

oh, ruru!
1:03 am
negativeneil

I'm so sorry to hear that, ruru. :(
1:03 am
rururocks

I feel like such an invalid.. it's awful
1:04 am
negativeneil

Geez, are you going to see your doctor about that soon?
1:04 am
negativeneil

I bet. :(
1:04 am
negativeneil

I really feel for you... I would hate that.
1:04 am
VolleymomDee

I bet... hurt, sore, in pain, AND frustrated... not a good combination
1:04 am
jillibus

Was today when you were supposed to see the doc?
1:04 am
negativeneil

No it sure isn't, Volleymom.
1:05 am
rururocks

no.. I tried to get an appointment... they are booked for months
1:05 am
rururocks

I have a Doctor friend trying to pull some strings
1:05 am
negativeneil

Oh my god... MONTHS?!
1:05 am
negativeneil

Your family doctor?
1:05 am
rururocks

then I fell.
1:05 am
negativeneil

Oh no?!
1:05 am
DR1965

Call everyday to see if they have a cancellation
1:06 am
rururocks

been a bad day
1:06 am
negativeneil

So sorry to hear this! :(
1:06 am
DR1965

((( RURU)))
1:06 am
rururocks

that's what they said.. DR.. so I'll try again tomorrow.
1:06 am
VolleymomDee

sometimes if you go to the hospital's er, they will see you right away
1:06 am
jillibus

Tell them it's an emergency, ru.
1:06 am
DR1965

Sometimes it actually works
1:06 am
negativeneil

Yes VM... and it sounds like the pain's bad enough for that too,.
1:07 am
jillibus

yes, dee has a good suggestion.
1:07 am
negativeneil

It IS an emergency, if the pain is severe enough.
1:07 am
VolleymomDee

brb forgot my medicine... I think so, too, neil... pain and perhaps something torn or cracked...
1:07 am
negativeneil

Yes, Volleymom. Pain is usually an indication of injury like that.
1:07 am
negativeneil

That kind of pain, anyway.
1:08 am
negativeneil

I've seen people in the ER for back pain... so why not for severe knee pain?
1:09 am
negativeneil

Any pain that severe is an emergency.
1:09 am
jillibus

If you can't walk, it's urgent
1:09 am
negativeneil

Exactly.
1:09 am
negativeneil

I'd go.
1:09 am
jillibus

nbt finally
1:12 am
dcseain

ru, you need to get to emergency department if you can't walk on it, that's serious.
1:13 am
dcseain

that's a major change that needs to be looked at ASAP
1:14 am
rururocks

No.. it's okay dc.. I've been icing it.. it's improved.. was just terrible earlier.. I crawled here to my computer to babble.. am I an addict or what?
1:14 am
dcseain

:)
1:14 am
dcseain

still, do you know why it's swelling?
1:14 am
VolleymomDee

back... not an addict...you needed a pain diversion
1:14 am
VolleymomDee

wtg jili
1:15 am
rururocks

what's a pain diversion dee?
1:16 am
jillibus

and nbs
1:16 am
VolleymomDee

when I hurt... babble is often the highlight of my day... thinking with brain and chatting seems to take my mind off some of my pain
1:16 am
flosey

wtg jilli
1:16 am
VolleymomDee

wtg jil
1:16 am
dcseain

something one does to take one's mind off of the pain is a pain diversion
1:16 am
jillibus

ty flosey and all
1:16 am
rururocks

oh
1:16 am
VolleymomDee

yw
1:16 am
dcseain

go, go jilli
1:17 am
rururocks

I could think of better things I guess.
1:17 am
jillibus

ruru, I still think you should go to the ER
1:17 am
flosey

wouldn't hurt to have an xray
1:17 am
VolleymomDee

I second that jli
1:18 am
rururocks

I can't sit in a waiting room jilli.. I just need rest..if it's still bad tomorrow. I'll see the orthopedic doctor again
1:18 am
VolleymomDee

and flosey
1:18 am
jillibus

but in the meantime, I think it was neil who said there were some words in the grid that you would like
1:18 am
dcseain

and ED could give you an anti-inflammatory depending on xray results.
1:18 am
flosey

let them know you can't sit comfortably, they'll take you in to lie down at least
1:18 am
dcseain

if you can get into the orthopedist, that works
1:18 am
rururocks

I haven't found them yet neil
1:19 am
jillibus

well, I thought you couldn't get to see the orthopedist
1:19 am
dcseain

there's a fun cr5.22
1:19 am
rururocks

no.. i can see the one in town jilli.. i'm just trying to get a second opinion in SF from a top doctor there
1:20 am
rururocks

oh the Cab driver cr 5
1:20 am
dcseain

good idea, if hard to do, ru
1:20 am
dcseain

cab driver?
1:21 am
rururocks

all consonants Dc...lol
1:22 am
rururocks

it's obviously been a while since you've been in a NYC Cab...lol
1:22 am
VolleymomDee

lol
1:22 am
rururocks

your driver is CRwtH
1:22 am
rururocks

OOOPS
1:22 am
jillibus

oh, I see, ruru -- so I hope you go tomorrow -- don't be a hero.
1:22 am
rururocks

my excuse is the drugs.
1:23 am
rururocks

are the drugs
1:23 am
mrpresident

afternoon all... nice meaty one :)
1:23 am
VolleymomDee

lol
1:23 am
rururocks

hey mr. p
1:23 am
mrpresident

hi ruuster! :))
1:23 am
rururocks

I read your icon.. what great news.. I hope it continues
1:24 am
VolleymomDee

you and ru should be sharing an infirmary
1:24 am
mrpresident

it better! better and better
1:24 am
rururocks

I don't pray ever.. but I'
1:24 am
jillibus

mrp -- ruru has a sore leg too!
1:24 am
rururocks

but I'm praying for you
1:24 am
mrpresident

awwww, poor ruuster!
1:24 am
mrpresident

we could get a double room and share our drugs
1:24 am
negativeneil

I know, mrp. :(
1:25 am
jillibus

now you're talking, mrp!
1:25 am
rururocks

you probably have better drugs than me mr p
1:25 am
negativeneil

I hope you get better ones, ruru... until something can be done to fix the problem!
1:26 am
mrpresident

just ask for them ruuster
1:26 am
negativeneil

Yes, surely there's something stronger you can have?
1:26 am
mrpresident

what have they given you??
1:27 am
jillibus

but you shouldn't get so numb that you do further damage, ruru!
1:27 am
negativeneil

Oh, yes. That's a thought too.
1:27 am
negativeneil

I don't think any prescription drugs totally numb pain like that though?
1:27 am
rururocks

I can't be numb and dumb at the same time jilli..lol
1:28 am
negativeneil

But I think they can dull it appreciably... enough to let you rest and sleep more comfortably.
1:28 am
negativeneil

I'm sure you're never dumb, ruru.
1:28 am
mrpresident

it does neil... pain can be dulled very well with proper meds
1:28 am
negativeneil

Oh yes, mrp?
1:28 am
rururocks

Oh.. I can be plenty dumb neil.. believe me
1:28 am
VolleymomDee

dumb if he doesn't get medical attention :)
1:28 am
jillibus

hear hear dee
1:29 am
negativeneil

I don't believe you, ruru... I can see how smart you are, sorry. Unless you're talking about the real definition of "dumb". I'm silent sometimes too. ;)
1:29 am
negativeneil

Well Volleymom, I'd s ay "unwise" in that case.
1:30 am
negativeneil

say, even.
1:30 am
mrpresident

will they give you a narcotic for short term until you get treatment?
1:30 am
jillibus

gotta go do kitchen stuff -- back soon I hope
1:31 am
mrpresident

or is your pain responding to regular pain medication (ie, non narcotic)
1:31 am
mrpresident

see ya soon jilli
1:31 am
mrpresident

i don't have to be in the kitchen for at least a week!! yippee!!
1:31 am
rururocks

they will have to give me some to take more xrays. I can't bend my leg.
1:32 am
mrpresident

well, these are the words you use.... Doctor, my pain is so severe, it isn't responding to non narcotic pain medication
1:32 am
rururocks

I guess I'm lucky I didn't hit my head..or break something else
1:32 am
mrpresident

and then they have to give it to you
1:32 am
VolleymomDee

fireworks
1:32 am
mrpresident

on ya dee :)
1:33 am
flosey

wtg Dee
1:33 am
VolleymomDee

ty
1:33 am
rururocks

volleymomdee.. babble savant
1:33 am
VolleymomDee

not even close... that goes to grem and neil..
1:34 am
VolleymomDee

lickety saved me for the last 20 :)
1:34 am
rururocks

neil and gremlinn are babble geniouses
1:34 am
rururocks

and chuggaboom.
1:35 am
rururocks

Dart's pretty up there too..
1:35 am
mrpresident

ruuster... get rid of the pain with those words ok??
1:35 am
rururocks

geniuses..that is
1:35 am
negativeneil

I'm just a major word nerd, ruru.
1:35 am
flosey

haven't seen chuggaboom for a while, has he been in?
1:35 am
rururocks

ok mr P I'll try it
1:35 am
mrpresident

dart is very fast! haven't seen him for a while though :(
1:36 am
negativeneil

I saw dart just the other night, mrp.
1:36 am
VolleymomDee

I agree dart and chugga... haven't seen chug for a long time
1:36 am
negativeneil

Last night, or the night before.
1:36 am
mrpresident

narcotics only help you if you have severe pain... otherwise, they just make you plain stupid!
1:36 am
mrpresident

well, tell him hello from me neil! i haven't seen him around flip for a while
1:36 am
rururocks

dart lurks nowadays mostly
1:36 am
DR1965

MR P - Great news in your profile!
1:37 am
rururocks

I come for the chat..
1:37 am
mrpresident

hi DR! isn't it? very very pleased... i got the God pass on the bone!
1:38 am
negativeneil

I will do when I see him next, mrp.
1:38 am
rururocks

really mr p. bone cancer is nothing to sneeze at..
1:38 am
DR1965

and a well deserved PASS it was !
1:38 am
rururocks

thank you god..
1:38 am
negativeneil

Oh you have family who Babble too, DR?
1:38 am
negativeneil

I have one family member who joined here a while ago and has done one grid. Gets no time for this!
1:39 am
negativeneil

My dad would enjoy this I think. I've told him about it... maybe he'll actually join one day.
1:42 am
mrpresident

not at all ruru... been there, done that... kicked its ass and don't want to go through any more.
1:42 am
mrpresident

missing half my humerus and humour because of it!
1:42 am
DR1965

My brothers got me hooked but dont Babble much anymore
1:43 am
rururocks

I think I still have my humerus
1:46 am
VolleymomDee

well all, I am off til the flip... ru and mrp take care of yourselves... my partinng word... get medical attn ru ru....*poofing with hugs*
1:47 am
negativeneil

I see, DR. Good night and take care, Volleymom.
1:47 am
negativeneil

Listen to her, ruru!
1:51 am
rururocks

going back to bed.. good nite all.. have fun.. you've been the best news of the day mr p.. that's great new
1:51 am
flosey

g'night ru, hope you can sleep
1:52 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Morning all.
1:52 am
jillibus

night night ruru -- feel better!
1:52 am
jillibus

hi peach
1:53 am
gapeach1066@yaho

May I please have a clue for ye6-24? Thanks
1:53 am
dizgrannie

day before today without the last letter
1:54 am
flosey

don't have it yet peach
1:54 am
dizgrannie

letterS
1:54 am
flosey

thanks diz
1:54 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Thanks much, diz.
1:54 am
dizgrannie

the ye 7 you add a cons...like in cowboys
1:54 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Thanks anyway flosey.
1:56 am
mrpresident

oops, my stalker Prick just got in trouble from the Federal Police!
1:56 am
flosey

down to 30, off to bed, goodnight all
1:56 am
mrpresident

what a shame :))
1:56 am
jillibus

oh good, mrp! What happened?
1:56 am
negativeneil

Ooh did he, mrp? Great news! Do tell?
1:56 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Swet dreams, flosey.
1:57 am
jillibus

wtg flosey -- i still have 139 to go, lol!
1:57 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Sweet....dang it.
1:57 am
flosey

thanks peach, just waiting now for mrp's report on the prick
1:57 am
mrpresident

it is against the law to not disclose information pertaining to an alleged crime... and he told the magistrate in court 2 weeks ago that he knew the Aust Federal Police officer that threatened me.
1:58 am
negativeneil

Wow.
1:58 am
flosey

oh my, he really is a piece of work, isn't he!
1:58 am
negativeneil

I'm on IM now, mrp... just logged in.
1:58 am
negativeneil

Sure is.. unreal.
1:59 am
flosey

ok, be back tomorrow, poof
2:00 am
mrpresident

i am about to pass out... my daughter is giving me the lowdown on what happened at school today... how friggin draining...
2:00 am
jillibus

gnight flosey
2:00 am
mrpresident

i am pretending i am working on the puter and listening to her at the same time... make me look like a good mummy
2:00 am
jillibus

what happened?
2:02 am
negativeneil

Aww, ok mrp. You should get all the rest you can.
2:02 am
mrpresident

it is in my bio... he set someone on me at my work... and i reported it to the Australian Federal Police... cause his 'mate' that threatened me called himself a Federal Police officer
2:03 am
mrpresident

you don't even want to know what his posse did to me on Saturday!!
2:03 am
negativeneil

Oh my god! His 'mate' shouldl be in some serious trouble over that.
2:03 am
jillibus

I meant what happened at school, lol!
2:03 am
mrpresident

Just disgusting... my lawyer is having a field day with this idiot
2:03 am
negativeneil

Oh mrp! :(
2:03 am
mrpresident

exactly... hang on, the federal police have just emailed me back...bbs
2:03 am
negativeneil

I hope your lawyer roasts that bastard... and all of his accomplices.
2:04 am
negativeneil

Oh cool.
2:04 am
jillibus

great!
2:04 am
mrpresident

oh good, they are progressing the case... excellent!!
2:08 am
negativeneil

Great!
2:08 am
mrpresident

his 'mates' have made several huge mistakes over the weekend... but that is another story. People using their power of position in the Sports Club to discredit me... amazing really!
for example... did you know that there are law suits against me from several members of the sports club?? really?? lying bastard
2:08 am
negativeneil

Geez!
2:08 am
jillibus

what's the matter with these people?
2:08 am
negativeneil

He's really digging himself in deeper and deeper all the time, isn't he?
2:09 am
negativeneil

Insanity, jilli. Serious psychoses would be my guess.
2:09 am
mrpresident

they have bought into his gross obsession of me... he has lied and lied about me and my husband so much, that we are hardened criminals in their minds
2:09 am
negativeneil

He has to be at the very least a sociopath. I'd say he's a psychopath though.
2:10 am
mrpresident

his best friend is fuelling this too... but kept out of it until Saturday... now he and the sports club will be getting notice from my lawyer.
2:10 am
mrpresident

sociopaths enjoy the torture and seeing the fear of their work....
2:10 am
negativeneil

Unbelievable... all because he's obsessed with you?
2:11 am
negativeneil

Of course they do... until they reap what they sow. And he will, if your lawyer's any good.
2:11 am
mrpresident

psychopaths tend to just torture with little regard for the outcome
2:11 am
mrpresident

yep, he is neil
2:11 am
negativeneil

I'd say he's probably both, actually.
2:11 am
negativeneil

He has the tendencies of both.
2:12 am
mrpresident

yeah, who will he turn on when I am gone??
2:13 am
mrpresident

daughter time... brb
2:14 am
jillibus

bye mrp, neil and all -- pillow calling -- zzzzzzzzzz -- *poof
2:14 am
negativeneil

Good night, jilli. Take care!
2:19 am
Jellen

Could I have the stats for a word from the bottom right H, please?
2:20 am
Haz1558

he6/33
2:20 am
joey

i think that it is 6/33
2:20 am
joey

he
2:21 am
Jellen

Thanks, joey...*looking*
2:21 am
Jellen

and Haz, too...
2:22 am
Haz1558

No problem.
2:22 am
joey

yqw
2:24 am
Jellen

NBT...
2:24 am
Jellen

My little accomplishment for the night...
2:30 am
rubyfoo

good morning
2:31 am
Jellen

Hi, ruby
2:31 am
gapeach1066@yaho

Good morning, ruby.
2:31 am
rubyfoo

hello, jellen, what are you doing up so early (or so late)?
2:31 am
rubyfoo

good morning peach
2:32 am
Jellen

I have no idea, ruby! Must have had too much caffeine today...
2:32 am
rubyfoo

oh my! warm milk, maybe?
2:33 am
Jellen

Just had a small snack of rice pudding...I am starting to fade...
2:35 am
rubyfoo

rice pudding sounds perfect
2:35 am
rubyfoo

with sweet cream
2:43 am
mrpresident

back... hello everyone that came in :))
2:44 am
rubyfoo

hello mrp! how are you feeling?
2:46 am
mrpresident

feeling ok thanks ruby!!! probably pass out though... general anesthetic takes it out of me for a couple of weeks
2:46 am
rubyfoo

but you don't like going under?
2:47 am
mrpresident

i hate it!
2:47 am
rubyfoo

I even like MRI's....
2:47 am
mrpresident

the anesthetist knows to drug me happy when I wake up... or I freak out
2:48 am
mrpresident

they shot me up with 100mg of pethadine!! holy moly!! that is a shirtload of drugs! but my body is used to high doses of narcotics
2:48 am
mrpresident

I could hear the other nurses gasping when they were reading out how much they were injecting me with
2:48 am
rubyfoo

I don't know that med
2:49 am
mrpresident

it made me very woozy!!
2:49 am
mrpresident

100mg of anything is extremely massive dose
2:49 am
mrpresident

let's just say, most people only need 10mg
2:50 am
mrpresident

and as I am not most people :)) they took care of me
2:50 am
Jellen

Wow...
2:50 am
rubyfoo

wow again!
2:51 am
mrpresident

you guys have heard of oxytontin??
2:51 am
mrpresident

oxycontin ??
2:51 am
pugmama763

it's true long term use of narcotic pain meds gives you a huge tolerence & they become rather ineffectual
2:52 am
mrpresident

after my bone operations in my arm, they sent me home on 240mg per day!! that is enough to kill a horse and the walrus riding it!
2:52 am
rubyfoo

hi pugmam
2:52 am
rubyfoo

a
2:52 am
pugmama763

hi all
2:52 am
mrpresident

hi pug :)
2:53 am
pugmama763

hi dear
2:53 am
pugmama763

I know most run of the mill pain meds ae like candy to me
2:54 am
mrpresident

sorry for you too pug... it is amazing the resistance the body builds to it.
2:54 am
pugmama763

no need to be sorry I'd have no quality of life if not for being aa medical morphine addict
2:54 am
rubyfoo

see you later. half now
2:55 am
mrpresident

laughing at the idea of a walrus riding a horse!! sorry!!! LOL!!
2:55 am
pugmama763

that does paint a rich image
2:55 am
mrpresident

indeed pug... and pain needs to be put behind you so you can live well
2:56 am
mrpresident

if you read back, it paints the image i needed to explain
2:56 am
pugmama763

never without it just keeps the "volume" turned down to a tolerable level
2:57 am
Jellen

Hi, pugmama...mind wandering...
2:57 am
pugmama763

my often wanders & forgets to come home...
2:58 am
pugmama763

oops mine often...
2:58 am
mrpresident

i just want to be repaired so i don't need it... it doesn't help me move forward, but that is just my issue
2:59 am
pugmama763

I certianly hope you reach a point that you won't need it
2:59 am
pugmama763

different issues for me... on it for life
3:01 am
pugmama763

i'd rather not be half numb in the brain if I had a choice
3:01 am
mrpresident

too right pug
3:02 am
pugmama763

got my recreactional jollies back in the 70's
3:05 am
pugmama763

guess that's why I don't recall so much of them... Tee-Hee
3:07 am
pugmama763

it's so messed up when your young & don't need them you want them for the fuzzy brain & when you're older & need them it's the last thing you want any more !
3:08 am
pugmama763

I seem to have silenced the chog..... sorry , shutting up now
3:08 am
mrpresident

sorry pug... just saw my daughter off to jenolan caves for 3 days
3:08 am
Jellen

Not your doing, I'm just starting to drift off...
3:10 am
Jellen

brb...
3:10 am
mrpresident

i agree pug... I have never done recreational drugs, and thought people were nuts to want to feel that way after they gave me mass doses of morphine
3:10 am
pugmama763

felt like the guy who farts in a crowded elevator & everyone bails at the next floor
3:12 am
pugmama763

I believe you are much younger than I , being a teenager in the 70's .... well it was the times and rathe ubiquitous
3:17 am
herinfernallady

Hi
3:18 am
pugmama763

hi herin
3:21 am
herinfernallady

How you all
3:21 am
pugmama763

fading fast here
3:21 am
pugmama763

how are you?
3:23 am
herinfernallady

Good just watching a tiny little kitty video of Kona and Jupie
3:24 am
pugmama763

awww sounds cute
3:24 am
mrpresident

I was a teen in the 80's... it was all about big padded shoulders and house music!
3:24 am
mrpresident

hi infern :)
3:25 am
pugmama763

and sky high hair dos UGH !!!
3:25 am
herinfernallady

hi
3:26 am
Jellen

I was a preppy wannabe in the 80s...
3:26 am
herinfernallady

This is the videoshttp://tinyurl.com/44n9sql
3:26 am
herinfernallady

I was 3 in 1980
3:26 am
Jellen

Hi, herin
3:28 am
pugmama763

must wish you all a good nite now my dears.... can't stop yawning
3:28 am
Jellen

Pretty funny video...Edgar used to walk up and sit on Merlin...no grooming, though...
3:28 am
pugmama763

happy Babbling all & feel better soon MRP
3:29 am
Jellen

G'night, pugmama
3:29 am
herinfernallady

Night Pug
3:29 am
pugmama763

hugs all around & Poof !
3:29 am
herinfernallady

Kona and Jupey are the most cutest pair of kitties. Pandora was that size when she was found
3:30 am
Jellen

I'm going to follow suit...have stuff to do tomorrow, er, today...
3:32 am
Jellen

Bye...
3:32 am
herinfernallady

Well I am going to be boring and go too
4:34 am
sprite

good morning all. Lovely picture, Jellen!
4:45 am
Aaronitor

any clues for the tw7,64 please
4:46 am
Haz1558

Good morning, sprite. A very nice grid, isn't it?
4:46 am
sprite

rhymes with a popular alcoholic drink for teenagers. Something to pick up tiny things with.
4:46 am
Haz1558

tw7 - instrument used to remove unwanted hair, perhaps?
4:46 am
sprite

Hey Haz :) Yes, very.
4:47 am
Haz1558

I did some earlier on and have just come back to it.
4:47 am
sprite

welcome back
4:47 am
Aaronitor

thanks, any clues for the CI8,50 please
4:48 am
sprite

worrisome development... I see CT in the grid and seriously ask myself: are there any ct words today?
4:48 am
Haz1558

ci8 is a plural for ci7/36. Build on ci6/24 - first letters of what might describe fruit like lemons and limes and then a possessive for a woman.
4:49 am
Haz1558

No ct, but our old Welsh friend cr5 is there.
4:50 am
sprite

I love those words. They always make me realise things can be very different from what I call normal and still be valid.
4:52 am
Haz1558

I know. By far the majority of the words today are 'normal' so it's nice to have a few more unusual ones thrown in.
4:52 am
sprite

I agree
4:54 am
uusue2

morning, all! can't sleep...
4:54 am
sprite

hi uusue, sorry you can't sleep, but glad to see you.
4:54 am
uusue2

hi, sprite!
4:54 am
Aaronitor

any clues for the ei8,40 please
4:55 am
Haz1558

ei8/40 - Albert, the genius.
4:55 am
Haz1558

Hello, uusue.
4:55 am
uusue2

hi, haz!
4:55 am
Haz1558

Or, how a German would order a beer, perhaps.
4:56 am
sprite

lol Haz
4:56 am
Aaronitor

thanks, any clues for the se8,50 please
4:57 am
Haz1558

se8/50 - a pleasant state, not a State.
4:58 am
Aaronitor

eh any easier clues
4:58 am
Haz1558

se8 - when all around is calm
4:58 am
sprite

or maybe give yourself some time to think, Aaron?
4:58 am
ivesy3

ty haz..
4:59 am
sprite

hi ivesy
4:59 am
ivesy3

going to tim hortons.. for coffee..any takers..good morning
4:59 am
sprite

oh yes please, I could do with another cuppa
4:59 am
Haz1558

Good morning, ivesy.
4:59 am
uusue2

hi, ivesy, I could use some!
5:00 am
sprite

tell any mother or father that 'rewhy' isn't a valid word.
5:00 am
ivesy3

ok then lol... bbs
5:00 am
Aaronitor

whats the 3rd letter
5:01 am
uusue2

r, aaron
5:01 am
sprite

3rd letter is the hesitation sound
5:01 am
Haz1558

Aaronitor, do you have any words before the se8 or are you just trying to get the big words first?
5:02 am
Aaronitor

get the big words
5:04 am
Haz1558

Sometimes it's worthwhile getting some of the smaller ones and then the bigger ones build from them. In this case, the se8 describes a state where all is calm, somewhere where there is no stress might be said to be a place of se8.
5:04 am
Haz1558

But if you don't know the word, and if you haven't others either side of it, it's hard to clue.
5:05 am
Aaronitor

got it
5:05 am
Haz1558

Good, well done!
5:09 am
jean1953

Good morning everyone:) having a quick look at grid while at work see what today is bringing us.
5:10 am
sprite

good morning jean :)
5:10 am
Haz1558

Hello, jean. It's a nice grid.
5:10 am
Haz1558

Which lands me in the PB.
5:11 am
sprite

lol yes it does. You can keep ivesy company th5.
5:13 am
sprite

sorry, gtg. Bye for now :)
5:13 am
Haz1558

Bye, sprite, have a good day.
5:21 am
MollyL

*Puts light and fluffy scones and jam in the PB for Haz*
5:22 am
Haz1558

Thank you!
5:28 am
ivesy3

ok coffee in the pb..... ni** and hot
5:29 am
MollyL

Morning Ivesy, thanks for the coffee.
5:33 am
ivesy3

morning molly..by the way my son got the job..thank you for all your prayers!
5:33 am
MollyL

Oh yay Ivesy! I love starting the day with good news. I'm so happy for both of you.
5:36 am
ivesy3

ty really helped his confidence. and very grateful for the man who said he would take a chance on him
5:37 am
MollyL

Bless that man who was willing to give your son a second chance.
5:38 am
ivesy3

yes. i do everyday. we need people like that to help those who have found them selves in difficult situations..look beyond the problem.
5:39 am
MollyL

Those people make the world a better place Ivesy. I'm glad one of them found their way into your son's life.
5:41 am
Haz1558

I hope all works out well, ivesy. Time for me to get some chores done. Enjoy the grid!
5:41 am
MollyL

Have a good day Haz.
5:41 am
ivesy3

ty haz.hagd
5:41 am
Haz1558

Bye!
5:42 am
ivesy3

guess i better get some things done b4 work too.hagd molly
5:45 am
jean1953

Only just got back in bye Haz have a good day:)
5:48 am
jean1953

right am off again better concentrate on work here, happy babbling everyone:)
5:48 am
rubyfoo

hello everybody
5:49 am
jean1953

hello ruby and bye as am off to do some work:)
5:49 am
MollyL

Hi Ruby
5:52 am
rubyfoo

hello molly!
5:52 am
rubyfoo

I feel guilty about out great weather: cool, sunny and still fruit and flowers!
5:53 am
MollyL

Nothing to feel guilty about Ruby, breathe deeply and enjoy it.
5:53 am
rubyfoo

it is wonderful here
5:54 am
MollyL

We get so few days of "perfect" weather. All the more reason to savor every moment of them.
5:55 am
rubyfoo

we are lucky with this little corner of France although the long-range forecast is for loadsa of rain starting Thursday
6:04 am
rubyfoo

have you found all the w's?
6:06 am
MollyL

Are you kidding? I'm not a brainiac flip person.
6:07 am
rubyfoo

you're better than I am, that's for sure! I have 123 words
6:07 am
rubyfoo

I've never played right after the flip but from what I've read in the chog, it must be crazy
6:08 am
MollyL

I don't play then. I have read back and it seems very competitive.
6:08 am
rubyfoo

it is hard to imagine as what I've found here is a lot of cooperation
6:08 am
Uneaixoise

competitive in a fun way :-)
6:08 am
rubyfoo

bonjour une
6:09 am
MollyL

Hi Une
6:09 am
Uneaixoise

salut, ruby!
6:09 am
Uneaixoise

howdy, molly :-)
6:11 am
rubyfoo

my best word (without help)is he7/36
6:12 am
MollyL

Good for you Ruby!
6:12 am
rubyfoo

but there's still a long way to go.....
6:12 am
Uneaixoise

hmm . . . looking for ruby's word . . .
6:13 am
rubyfoo

this is a ni** grid
6:15 am
Uneaixoise

ok . . . taking pups out to pee -- BRB *poof*
6:15 am
rubyfoo

if you would like a clue, for once, I can provide one
6:15 am
MollyL

I guess wait til she comes back Ruby. I have that one.
6:15 am
rubyfoo

you always do
6:19 am
rubyfoo

I keep trying wheeze....
6:19 am
MollyL

Me too!
6:19 am
rubyfoo

or sneeze
6:20 am
MollyL

Weezer is the name of a band. I guess that would be a good one for "Name that proper noun!" although most people probably don't know of them.
6:21 am
rubyfoo

what kind of music?
6:21 am
Deeha

Hope that cold gets better Ruby!!!!
6:21 am
rubyfoo

hello deeha!
6:21 am
MollyL

Alternative rock. Not my thing, but I'm up on the music world since I have a lot of musician friends.
6:22 am
MollyL

Hi Deeha.
6:22 am
rubyfoo

my son is a musician
6:22 am
Deeha

Hello Ruby and the rest of you!!
6:22 am
rubyfoo

in a blues band and in a Thin Lizzie tribute band
6:22 am
rubyfoo

I think it's just me and molly
6:23 am
MollyL

Now blues, and blues rock and roll, THAT is my thing. What does your son play?
6:23 am
rubyfoo

he plays all kinds of guitar and bass. He's playing with Orange Jefferson, an old-time Texas blues musician
6:25 am
rubyfoo

if you go into my FB page, I think you'll find his bands. His name is John Reed Kelley
6:25 am
MollyL

I've heard of Orange Jefferson. That is very cool Ruby.
6:26 am
rubyfoo

that is amazing!
6:26 am
rubyfoo

John plays with him every couple of weeks
6:26 am
MollyL

John "JR Mushroom" Kelley. Love the nickname.
6:27 am
rubyfoo

that's what happens when youo bring your kid up on blue, jazz and rock and roll!
6:27 am
rubyfoo

that's it!! smiling
6:27 am
Kaplan the Magne

Yay! Welsh word!
6:27 am
rubyfoo

he's in Austin, a great place to be for a musician
6:27 am
MollyL

I love this Jefferson quote (harp being a nickname for harmonica) "The harp will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no harp."
6:28 am
rubyfoo

hello Kaplan!!!!
6:28 am
rubyfoo

where did you find that, molly?
6:28 am
Deeha

Not Llanfairpg Kaplan!!!!
6:28 am
crosshair

good morning everyone:)
6:28 am
Kaplan the Magne

Hello Ruby and everyone.
6:28 am
MollyL

You raised that boy right Ruby. Nothing like a man who knows how to play the blues.
6:28 am
rubyfoo

{{crossy}}
6:28 am
rubyfoo

proud ma!
6:29 am
crosshair

that quote is often seen with the word book in it as well molly
6:29 am
rubyfoo

ty for the welsh suggestion, kaplan
6:29 am
MollyL

One of the web pages about Jefferson.
6:29 am
crosshair

((RUBY))
6:30 am
rubyfoo

there may still be some of John's music from his CD.....
6:33 am
rubyfoo

it must be halloween as there are so many great phantoms in this grid!
6:33 am
MollyL

Lets not rush things Ruby. They already have pumpkins out at the grocery stores around here.
6:34 am
rubyfoo

you are kidding!
6:34 am
crosshair

i saw christmas advertising at our local wally-mart!
6:35 am
rubyfoo

I always make a pumpkin with a candle here, but they don't celebrate Halloween, just put flowers on all the graves for Nov 1st
6:35 am
Deeha

We had christmas cards in one shop on 1st August!!
6:35 am
Kaplan the Magne

Christmas does come after Labor Day...
6:36 am
crosshair

and one christmas comes after another kaplan..soon they will just leave it up all the time
6:36 am
MollyL

I always do a jack-o-lantern too.
6:36 am
rubyfoo

it is less commercial here but I still miss American Christmas lights. My father used to drive around Bayside so that I could see the lights
6:36 am
crosshair

ohhh...buttered roasted punkin seedes...
6:36 am
Deeha

We have a joke - because the Brits are reputed to overcook their veg- its November 1st time to put the brussel sprouts on for Christmas
6:37 am
rubyfoo

our neighborhood was less fancy and had fewer ni** displays
6:37 am
rubyfoo

hahah
6:37 am
MollyL

I wonder if parents still do that, drive their kids around to see the Christmas lights. I did with my kids, as it was a treat for me when I was little.
6:37 am
Kaplan the Magne

Where I live they do an annual trolley tour of the lights...
6:38 am
MollyL

Oh gross, I can't stand over cooked vegetables.
6:38 am
rubyfoo

deeha, that's how I got my husband to eat brussels sprouts, by overcooking them first, then sauteing them with garlic
6:38 am
MollyL

I bet that is pretty Kap.
6:38 am
rubyfoo

they get all mushy and sweet
6:38 am
Kaplan the Magne

...and then taking out the brussels sprouts.
6:39 am
rubyfoo

I like the idea of a trolley tour....
6:39 am
crosshair

mmmm.brussel snouts...
6:40 am
carleekat

hmmm..brussel sprouts...yummmm
6:40 am
carleekat

cooked in butter and dripping in butter
6:41 am
crosshair

there we go,time to put my flag back in it,s place
6:41 am
Kaplan the Magne

rine
6:41 am
carleekat

how did we get on to hallowe'en and xmas? ( just curious)
6:41 am
Kaplan the Magne

Ow. Sorry.
6:42 am
MollyL

Ruby said it was like Halloween because of all the phantoms.
6:42 am
carleekat

thanks for reminding me..i would have lived in aussie land for the next 6 months
6:42 am
carleekat

oh...ok... as i only found one word so far...
6:42 am
crosshair

lol,you were in egypt for the last year or so
6:43 am
carleekat

i know.... i always forget ( since jan 25
6:43 am
rubyfoo

our digressions are part of the fun! with the occasional word thrown in
6:43 am
Kaplan the Magne

I never digress in front of strangers.
6:44 am
rubyfoo

138 words so far but I think that's it for me
6:44 am
rubyfoo

better than transgressing
6:44 am
crosshair

there are 2 spellings for the number after 2
6:44 am
Deeha

how odd I have 138 too Ruby and good for me too without a list
6:44 am
rubyfoo

yup!
6:45 am
rubyfoo

haha deha!
6:45 am
crosshair

crossy has a long way to go to catch ruby
6:45 am
carleekat

i have 2 words now!
6:45 am
rubyfoo

but when I come back after dinner, your afternoon, I'm sure you will be ahead of me, crossy
6:45 am
Deeha

Keep going you will get there!!
6:45 am
crosshair

yaa for carlee!
6:46 am
rubyfoo

this grid has some really nifty words (besides the welsh babblet)
6:47 am
crosshair

only one i can think of atm is cwms
6:47 am
Kaplan the Magne

the Welsh babblet is a rare treat...I like it on rye bread.
6:47 am
rubyfoo

cr5/22
6:47 am
Kaplan the Magne

It's the other one Crossy.
6:47 am
carleekat

( up to 5 words woohoo!!! )
6:47 am
rubyfoo

yay carlee
6:48 am
crosshair

ahh ty kap
6:48 am
inge

ce se
6:48 am
rubyfoo

hello inge
6:49 am
crosshair

we have a th 5/12 but do not forget it in its legaleze form of th 7/32
6:49 am
crosshair

howdy inge
6:50 am
rubyfoo

it's time to read the paper and lie down. See you all later
6:50 am
rubyfoo

and that goes for he6 and wh7, too, crossy
6:50 am
crosshair

tc ruby
6:50 am
crosshair

ty ruby
7:10 am
uusue2

ok, I can't find anything from the h in the lower right :-(
7:11 am
BzznBea

he5 - to cut
7:11 am
BzznBea

or one who cuts
7:11 am
amelu0218

pl of that bzzn
7:12 am
Anniebrook

sounds like an achoo sue
7:12 am
dcseain

he6 -- ones who cut
7:12 am
Anniebrook

and hello
7:12 am
Anniebrook

dc, how are you? Irene do any damage?
7:13 am
dcseain

no, Irene total non-event where i live, not even 2 inches of rain, and moderate winds.
7:13 am
Anniebrook

dc, good to hear that
7:15 am
Uneaixoise

Ruby, as a dog nut, I love my new French expression: avoir du chien = to have a certain kind of charm :-)
7:15 am
Kaplan the Magne

Dog nut.
7:15 am
Uneaixoise

(from "French Word a Day")
7:15 am
Anniebrook

Hi Une...my favorite dog nut
7:15 am
dcseain

the Connecticut River Valley, Vermont and North Central MA, parts of ME took most of the damage.
7:16 am
Anniebrook

yes, my daughter (CT) still has no water or power
7:16 am
Uneaixoise

pix and videos from those areas are just horrific :-(
7:16 am
dcseain

hi, annie, une, kaplan, Ruby, et al
7:16 am
Uneaixoise

hey, Annie :-)
7:16 am
BzznBea

Clue for the lower R, please.
7:16 am
Uneaixoise

howdy, seain :-)
7:17 am
BzznBea

NM, got it.
7:17 am
BzznBea

NBT
7:17 am
Uneaixoise

so sorry about your daughter's situation, Annie
7:17 am
MollyL

Annie did your daughter find a hotel room?
7:18 am
Anniebrook

School was supposed to start last Monday, now the next opening day is the day after Labor Day
7:19 am
Anniebrook

Hi Molly, the game the room to my sil"s partner who also lost water and power and they have 4 children...Liz and family are staying with her MIL.
7:19 am
Anniebrook

*they gave
7:21 am
dcseain

because of earthquake and hurricane, to school systems in Southern Maryland are starting school again next week.
7:22 am
dcseain

that sucks the lack of water and power. I had that in 2003 after Isabel.
7:22 am
carleekat

( we start up here next week...its always been after labour day here )
7:25 am
dcseain

morning, carlee. in Virginia, to start before labor day, a school system must show an average of 9 snowdays in the previous 5 years. Stupid law that one.
7:26 am
carleekat

ours has always been so...goes back to the old farming community... the kids were needed on the farm for harvesting..our grow season is shorter...
7:27 am
carleekat

and morning seain :)
7:27 am
Riverdance

good morning everyone - school starts today for my son
7:28 am
Anniebrook

Hi River :)
7:28 am
carleekat

morning river
7:28 am
crosshair

and the classes for grade 8 and up boys would be empty for 2 weeks in november
7:28 am
dcseain

hi, river, how goes?
7:29 am
Riverdance

I am doing well...daughter off to college and son starting high school today....what could be better than that
7:29 am
carleekat

( i hate back to school... always have )
7:30 am
Good Enough

hi river. how did the drop off at college go?
7:30 am
Riverdance

it went great...she was so excited... got her room set up in record breaking time.
7:30 am
crosshair

i could remember eating so much deer meat in the winter,that come spring our first beef dinner would taste funny to us
7:30 am
Riverdance

They had a nice dinner for all parents and students
7:31 am
Mom

Good morning everyone
7:31 am
Riverdance

her roommate is a bit odd - but it is an art school after all.
7:31 am
crosshair

howdy mom
7:31 am
Good Enough

sounds great. no tears?
7:31 am
carleekat

{{mom}}
7:31 am
Riverdance

good morning ((Mom))
7:31 am
Anniebrook

Morning, ((Mom))
7:31 am
carleekat

art school kinda presumes...odd
7:31 am
Riverdance

no tears surprisingly
7:32 am
Mom

((((Crossy, Carlee, River and Annie)))))
7:32 am
dcseain

morning, mom
7:32 am
MollyL

My son graduated from an arts college. We always tried to use "different" instead of "odd" : )
7:32 am
Mom

good mornign Seain, how are you doing? Seems I read somewhere that you have found work?
7:32 am
crosshair

lol,remember your first dorm room?,the excitement.YOUR SPACE away from home lol
7:33 am
Good Enough

i have a friend whos daughter is going to an art school in columbus and the roommate like snakes, real and tattoos...
7:33 am
Riverdance

lots of different color hair and styles, tattoos, funky clothing..etc. she is rather plain compared to some of those kids
7:34 am
Riverdance

I didnt have that privilege crossy - worked full time and went to school nights. Took longer but got my degree.
7:34 am
crosshair

microwaves were new then,i think i ate frozen pizza for a week
7:34 am
Good Enough

it is such an exciting time, i kinda envy her....but i need my sleep now. lol!
7:34 am
crosshair

thing was almost as large as a bar fridge
7:34 am
MollyL

Art students are very bright kids. Lots of fun to be around.
7:36 am
Riverdance

Yes they are Molly - very creative - She will graduate with a BA and BFA. They are very big into creative writing too. Very small school but will be great for her.
7:36 am
crosshair

problem is they can use the blank space on the back of the art diploma as a resume at Mcdonalds these days
7:36 am
crosshair

now nurses on the other hand can write thier own ticket
7:37 am
Riverdance

her major is photography and media - hopefully she will find something in her field....can always go into marketing
7:37 am
carleekat

yeap..i am kinda scared about investing $ in teaching as there is a glut of them... but...i feel it is the path i need to take....sooo... i will trust that in the end...there will be a job for me
7:38 am
Riverdance

good luck to you carlee - any education is a good investment in my opinion
7:38 am
dcseain

no job yet, but some promising leads.
7:38 am
Riverdance

I'm just too lazy and old to go any further
7:38 am
Mom

oh I sure hope so, Seain.
7:38 am
Anniebrook

c ense
7:38 am
Riverdance

fingers crossed for you DCS
7:38 am
crosshair

well carlee,they say do what you love and you will never regret it
7:38 am
carleekat

thanks river...
7:39 am
Anniebrook

oops, sorry
7:39 am
Mom

bless you, Annie. thanks
7:39 am
Riverdance

thank you Annie
7:39 am
Anniebrook

good luck to you, dc and carlee
7:39 am
carleekat

thanks annie ( I have 17 words now)
7:39 am
Anniebrook

LOL, youre welcome
7:40 am
Riverdance

I have 122 words, NBT but need an 8 for NBS
7:41 am
Mom

no 8's he**, sorry
7:41 am
BzznBea

ei8 - brainiac
7:41 am
Riverdance

of course....thanks Bea
7:41 am
Mom

good morning Bzzz, thank you
7:42 am
Anniebrook

ci8 is a plural
7:42 am
crosshair

ty bzz
7:42 am
MollyL

Unfortunately, most college majors can use that blank space on the back of their diploma for a McDonald's resume these days. College graduates are either not finding jobs at all, or finding jobs with crappy pay.
7:42 am
Anniebrook

ooh thanks, bzz
7:42 am
Riverdance

guess I need the 7 to get that one Annie..lol
7:42 am
BzznBea

yw all.
7:43 am
BzznBea

ci7 a stringed insturment
7:43 am
Anniebrook

ci7---first three letters of a metropolis and then old fashioned way of saying "ghosts", southern style
7:44 am
Anniebrook

Bzz made it so much easier
7:44 am
crosshair

up here molly they are fighting us white collar types who have been "downsized" after 20 years.everyone is trying to string together 2 or 3 "mcjobs" to pay the mortgage
7:44 am
BzznBea

I'll shut up now. My brain is firing way too fast this am.
7:44 am
Anniebrook

Bzz, please dont "shut up"...you are giving great clues
7:45 am
Mom

you don't need to do that, Bzzz.
7:45 am
Anniebrook

esp. the brainiac
7:45 am
hurshy

yep, the super-rich continue their pattern of at least the last 30 years, of trying to squeeze every last little bit of wealth for themselves, no matter how many other people may suffer as a result.
7:45 am
Riverdance

finally got it...thanks
7:45 am
crosshair

i know one guy who gets up at 4 am and gets a load of papers for the delivery kids,then off as a mcd manager from 9 am to 3 pm,then to macs milk from 3 to 9 pm
7:46 am
carleekat

and that is nbt/nbs in 31
7:46 am
crosshair

indeed hurshy
7:46 am
Anniebrook

wtg, carlee
7:46 am
Riverdance

that poor guy is not going to live a long life at that rate crossy
7:46 am
Riverdance

well done carlee
7:46 am
crosshair

he only has to do it for the next year,to get the CC bill down
7:47 am
carleekat

that is the reality right now river...i will be doing school full time and commuting 2 hours every day for school and working full time..just to pay the rent...
7:47 am
carleekat

for the next 2 years
7:47 am
BzznBea

That is a tough one, carlee.
7:47 am
carleekat

then..i will have 50g in school loan to pay off
7:47 am
crosshair

took my brother ten years to pay it off carlee
7:47 am
crosshair

his was 60g as i recall
7:48 am
Mom

Carlee, that is a huge undertaking
7:48 am
carleekat

i refuse to take that long... i will continue to live as minimally as i have to to get that loan paid off asap
7:48 am
Riverdance

I did it too for a while...Worked full time days, part time at a store nights and went to school 2 nights a week - couldnt do that now though - but you are young and we all need to do what we can to survive
7:48 am
BzznBea

I did a two hour commute for a full college load with two babies. I would have died if I had to work too.
7:48 am
carleekat

( and its only 2 years crossy... could u imagine if i was just starting... would be 100 G in 4 years)
7:48 am
crosshair

as i recall,you get low interest for 2 years on it?
7:49 am
crosshair

indeed carlee
7:49 am
carleekat

dxh is making sure i have to... only getting 1/3 of my rent from him/ month
7:49 am
crosshair

exes are a joy forever..:(
7:50 am
MollyL

2 hours in the car each day, 8 hours at work and what, six hours for school? Plus a 50 grand load of debt? That is an immense undertaking.
7:50 am
carleekat

and i LOVE mine!!!!!!!
7:51 am
carleekat

he has left me no choice... i COULD string together 3 full time Mc Donalds jobs... but that is merely existing to pay the govt
7:51 am
crosshair

thats a 16 hour day,plus household stuff and sleeping
7:51 am
crosshair

you will be lucky to get 7 hours a night
7:52 am
carleekat

( and my course load.. is 12 hours/ week lecture i have 3.5 credit/ semester ...so between my lectures i can do my homework )
7:52 am
crosshair

more like 6
7:52 am
crosshair

you will have to..will not be time at home to do it
7:53 am
carleekat

and.. weekend i will get in 20 hours of work load ... so that leaves me 4 hours/ day work
7:53 am
carleekat

( suffice to say... u wont see me much on babble)
7:53 am
crosshair

i can see that
7:53 am
Riverdance

*sniffles* will miss carlee
7:53 am
carleekat

but...some days will only have 2 or 3 hours lecture... so i will have time...
7:53 am
Mom

you will be missed, Carlee
7:54 am
carleekat

i'll be around... just not daily
7:54 am
crosshair

i can tell you right now you will spend one weedend day just catching up on sleep
7:54 am
crosshair

weekend*
7:54 am
carleekat

there wireless at school...i will take a coffee break..and log on from whatever type of netbookie thingy i decide to get
7:54 am
carleekat

cant crossy...got kiddoes
7:54 am
carleekat

i am depending on coffee :)
7:55 am
Riverdance

how old are your children carlee
7:55 am
JBV

hi carlee, reading back, you have a big challenge ahead of you but with positive energy, and the Babble vibe behind you, you will be FINE! (learn to take power naps at school between classes) :)
7:55 am
carleekat

19 and 15
7:56 am
Mom

good morning jbv
7:56 am
Riverdance

they are old enough to help out - chores and such and should as you are supporting them
7:56 am
crosshair

good the 19 year old can cook thye meals and keep clean clothes on your back for the next 2 years
7:56 am
carleekat

i will JBV... i used to live on an 8 hour schedule... work 6 sleep 2 work 6 sleep 2
7:56 am
JBV

hi Mom
7:56 am
carleekat

yes river but i want to spend TIME with them
7:56 am
JBV

it's amazing what we can accomplish when we have the will power
7:56 am
Riverdance

I understand
7:57 am
MollyL

Be careful Carlee. Over extending yourself can have ill effects on your physical and emotional health.
7:57 am
crosshair

thank god that crap is done for me now,i do not think i could take it at this stage in my life
7:58 am
JBV

imagine when we did all this WITHOUT cellphones, internet, etc. I had a similar schedule, carlee, when my son was a baby and we were not as "connected" in those days - now at least you can talk and text
7:58 am
crosshair

as molly says take care.if you do not have your health,you have nothing
7:58 am
carleekat

i've been through worse... my scedule was just as crazy when dxh was in the hospital ( not sure how many of you here right now were with me then..i know annie, mom and hurshy were)
...
7:58 am
Mom

the clock says it is 9:00, I had better scoot off here. I am take my mom out to visit her brother and his wife today.
7:58 am
Riverdance

time for my breakfast - be back in a while - happy babbling folks
7:58 am
Mom

I remember that Carlee.
7:58 am
MollyL

Exactly, that that took it's toll on you.
7:59 am
carleekat

have a great day mom!!!
7:59 am
Mom

bye bye ((River))
7:59 am
MollyL

*and that
7:59 am
uusue2

hi again all, running late this morning, carlee, you have your work cut out for you! but at least this time you are doing it for yourself.
7:59 am
Mom

you as well, Carlee ((hugs))
7:59 am
Mom

((hugs)) to all of you
7:59 am
Anniebrook

I remember that time, carlee. AND you were stomping on grapes then, so to speak
7:59 am
carleekat

but molls... that was all about taking care of OTHERS... doing for others and sacrificing myself..this is about ME
8:00 am
uusue2

exactly, carlee
8:00 am
carleekat

there is a difference
8:00 am
crosshair

lol,i remember carlees purple feet
8:00 am
carleekat

:) sue
8:00 am
carleekat

now i have a purple hoof on my arse :p
8:01 am
uusue2

my first couple of years in graduate school were like that - they expected us to spend 100 hours per week on class work - no time for anything else - plus I had to study for my candidacy exams - would not care to do that again!!!
8:02 am
carleekat

its just another marathon... been there..done that...i know i am capable of it..so..just hunker down and do it
8:03 am
uusue2

but you will do it, carlee, and at the end you will have your degree - it will have been worth it!
8:03 am
carleekat

i plan on a cheap getaway during reading week to a warm climate meeting a couple friends somewhere and splitting cost
8:03 am
carleekat

so i have 2 weeks at xmas...a week in feb..by may i have my BA and I wait to see if i get into teachers college
8:03 am
crosshair

so is everything now in order for you to begin carlee? what date do you start?
8:04 am
carleekat

summer i can work and save some money
8:04 am
carleekat

the 8th
8:04 am
carleekat

i have to pay my tuition today...( putting that visa charge off atm )
8:04 am
carleekat

then i will go school supply shopping ( more on visa)
8:04 am
carleekat

and check out netbooks etc
8:05 am
carleekat

( paper, binder, pens...HIGHLIGHTERS!)
8:05 am
crosshair

ask visa,they sometime have low interest 0.9% CC cheques
8:05 am
carleekat

decent calculator for my physics classes
8:05 am
uusue2

so a week from tomorrow! coming right up!!!
8:05 am
carleekat

yeap... 1 week tomorrow...
8:05 am
crosshair

carlee,you can download a science calc onto the netbook
8:06 am
carleekat

( taking physics 20 years after doing any physics quite frankly scares the crao out of me
8:06 am
carleekat

crap !
8:06 am
crosshair

remember you can take you netbook into the classes,not like days gone by when you could not even bring a calcualtor into math class lol
8:07 am
carleekat

( i can see some fb conferences in my future with sue
8:07 am
carleekat

that is why am getting a netbook..doing all my notes on keyboard.. i type faster that i type...
8:07 am
crosshair

lol,somewhere in the closet i still have my old slide-rule!
8:07 am
carleekat

never used one of those
8:08 am
crosshair

once you got the hang of it,they were great,but a steep learning curve they had
8:08 am
Nef

Good Morning Everybody!
8:09 am
crosshair

you could almost pass math class just by learning to use one!
8:09 am
crosshair

howdy nef
8:09 am
Nef

crossy, I still have my slide rule and can still do some basic functions with it (I use it at time to balance my checkbook; just to stay sharp)
8:10 am
crosshair

lol
8:10 am
uusue2

I have a slide rule app on my phone - do I win the geek award? :-)
8:10 am
Nef

<--- Major nerd both back then and now!
8:10 am
crosshair

now that wins it..a slide rule app for i-phones lool
8:10 am
uusue2

I also have an actual slide rule...
8:11 am
uusue2

android, actually, but it's much the same thing
8:11 am
crosshair

thats like a free flint and steel for each lighter purchace lol
8:12 am
uusue2

I once saw an abacus for sale in Japan that included a calculator - very sorry I didn't buy it
8:12 am
carleekat

i wish i knew how to use one...
8:12 am
Nef

good one crossy
8:13 am
crosshair

i do have my moments:)
8:14 am
Nef

I've never learned how to use an abacus. I thinkk that would be a very handy tool to have (always thought so; never found one with dirctions though. :-(
8:16 am
uusue2

me either, nef, and I haven't used my slide rule in years either (got the app for laughs)
8:17 am
crosshair

well,nothing surprises me.we have a cable channel here that does nothing but show a log burning in a fireplace
8:17 am
uusue2

anyway I am off, class in 45 minutes and I have grades to record first
8:17 am
crosshair

tc suze
8:17 am
carleekat

dont forget teh chicken cooking in the swiss chalet rotisserie
8:17 am
Nef

I'll bet there are directions for using both old fashioned "calculators" online and that would help
8:17 am
carleekat

cu later sue {{hugs}}
8:17 am
crosshair

lol carlee,i have heard of that one
8:18 am
crosshair

and the aquarium chanel
8:18 am
Nef

bye sue! HAGD!
8:18 am
carleekat

i have turned on the log at parties tho... when i didnt have a fireplace
8:18 am
Nef

seriously crossy and carlee? They have cable channels showing that?
8:18 am
crosshair

they do indeed nef
8:19 am
Nef

oh, MY!
8:19 am
carleekat

yes...we do...
8:19 am
carleekat

cheap programming costs
8:20 am
crosshair

lol,they are cheap cause we have to pay in blood for data packs
8:20 am
carleekat

yeap... is why am not folding right now..cant afford it
8:20 am
crosshair

i mean 2 gig of data for 80 dollars??!
8:20 am
carleekat

i KNOW and we go over al time
8:20 am
crosshair

i mean data on smart phone 3g etc
8:21 am
crosshair

i have 60 gig for my reg internet pack and it seems enough
8:21 am
carleekat

i forget what i get on my internet...i have largest package...we go over every month
8:21 am
Habes

Good morning from Mr. Bob
8:21 am
carleekat

me being at school...heck..i can access my netflix there if i want and watch a show for a break at school
8:22 am
crosshair

netflix will kill you every time carlee
8:22 am
Anniebrook

I have to leave for a while, bye dear babblers
8:22 am
Nef

that's crazy, carlee. How do you go over? The teens do too much music downloads?
8:22 am
carleekat

yeap... every time..although i have pretty much exhausrted what i like to watch for the time being... i hate b movies... i like british series...
8:23 am
carleekat

netflix... and teenaged son...
8:23 am
Nef

bye Annie!
8:23 am
carleekat

2 movies a day... 30 days a week
8:23 am
Nef

I'm glad we don't have Netflix
8:23 am
crosshair

indeed carlee,just checked my internet data usage so far.i have used 16 of 60 gig and it clears on the 11 th of sept
8:23 am
carleekat

throw in music downloads 9 and I have 2 kids..that is 4 movies a day
8:24 am
carleekat

( not 9
8:24 am
crosshair

i would love netflix,but i know it would kill me in data
8:24 am
carleekat

i have basic cable..so....it is nice...
8:24 am
crosshair

4 movies a day?? no wonder you go over
8:25 am
Nef

how can you watch 2 or 4 movies a day? (Just asking; NOT a movie lover myself)
8:25 am
carleekat

now that my son is working
8:25 am
crosshair

carlee,our american friends must be laughing,i saw an ad for them 59 bux unlimited everything
8:25 am
carleekat

2 on one laptop..2 on another...
8:25 am
carleekat

is cus our internet/ data companies are CROOKS
8:26 am
crosshair

they are indeed!
8:26 am
carleekat

ugh..crossy wish u were closer...i hate the idea of netbook shopping by syself
8:26 am
crosshair

thats why i am not getting an i-phone yet what good is 2 gig of data for 100 a month?
8:27 am
Nef

not here, crossy. I pay $100 for unlimited phone and internet and $60 for Direct TV. However, Aunty wanted Comcast for TV, so that will up my internet/phone/cabel pkg now
8:27 am
crosshair

carlee,the acer or asus brands are a good buy
8:27 am
crosshair

or a nice HP
8:27 am
crosshair

you want at least 2 gig of cpy and a added gpu card if possible,2 gig of ram or better
8:28 am
crosshair

cpu*
8:28 am
crosshair

and make sure the optical drive is 7200 rpm or better
8:28 am
crosshair

stay away from those 5500 rpm drives
8:29 am
crosshair

data transfer will be too slow,and it must have usb 2.0 or 3.0 is even better
8:30 am
carleekat

ok..getting paper to write all this chinese down
8:30 am
crosshair

a 4 or 500 gig onboard hard drive is ok,you can grab an external usb hard drive of 500 gig for other storage
8:31 am
crosshair

but the main thing carlee is 2 gig or better on the cpu chip...the stores are flooded with 1.6,s
8:31 am
uusue2

nef, I have comcast and pay $100 for internet, cable, and unlimited phone (local and long distance); I only have very basic cable (12 channels) but they have promotions if you are a first-time customer
8:32 am
crosshair

wish i was there to help you shop for one carlee
8:32 am
crosshair

crossy loves his asus transformer tab/netbook
8:33 am
crosshair

but you should be able to get a good regular netbook for in the 300 dollar range
8:33 am
crosshair

oh! and a 6 or 9 cell battery..DO NOT GET A 3 CELL
8:33 am
jwr

Babblers might find this article of interest: Scrabble Secrets from a Pro: http://games.yahoo.com/blogs/plugged-i
n/scrabble-secrets-pro-182335431.html
8:34 am
crosshair

not unless you like 1.5 hour of usage time
8:35 am
carleekat

i know u do crossy... not sure i want "pieces"... i know i will be hoofing across campus in winter.. 2+ miles from brescia to kings...
8:35 am
carleekat

no..i dont like 1 hour of battery..pretty much useless
8:35 am
carleekat

so for me..lightweight is key
8:35 am
crosshair

i am assuming 600 for a transformer is out of your budget and am thinking on the all in ones carlee
8:35 am
carleekat

i am getting raked over coals by a gf who thinks my getting a netbook for school is idiotic
8:36 am
Nef

we have had so much trouble with squirrels eating the cable lines here that our cable was out more than in several years ago. We dropped the cable back then and got the Direct tv and have had only rare trouble getting tv channels; and we get 150+ channels too. We will see how Aunty's cable works now. And Comcast is charging us $35 MORE per month (according to what I was told over the phone) for "adding" it! It took 3 days, 5 hours on the phone and 3 tech visits to get it installed last week! :-( Oh. and Dtr lost her Direct TV connection when they did that too (which will be another $53 charge for Direct TV to come and fix)
8:36 am
crosshair

carlle,you combine a good netbook with a speech to type program and you will save TONS of time
8:36 am
carleekat

use my laptop...she says...
8:36 am
carleekat

oh..never thought of that crossy
8:37 am
carleekat

( my laptop is my principle computer.. if it breaks..am toast )
8:37 am
crosshair

indeed carlee,my sons speech to type program can do up to 160 wpm
8:37 am
carleekat

ugh..i need a good printer too
8:37 am
inge

x
8:37 am
crosshair

i use it to dictate letters
8:37 am
carleekat

( where do I find that?)
8:38 am
crosshair

a good printer is a MUST
8:38 am
crosshair

i will get you link carlee
8:38 am
carleekat

save for now crossy...
8:38 am
carleekat

am on circuit overload atm
8:39 am
crosshair

www.nuance.com
8:39 am
crosshair

get the home edition
8:39 am
crosshair

you will never regret it
8:40 am
crosshair

best 80 dollars you will ever spend
8:40 am
carleekat

ok.. bookmarked
8:41 am
crosshair

get it sooner than later,it has to be trained to your voice..you actually read to it so it learns any accent and nuances you have in yer speech patterns
8:41 am
crosshair

but i bet you can rap off the home work in no time with it
8:41 am
carleekat

ok crossy
8:42 am
crosshair

i rad mine the entire alice in wonderland lol
8:42 am
crosshair

read
8:42 am
carleekat

ok... so..teh 2 gig cpu and gpu? that 2 gig each?
8:42 am
carleekat

( no idea what a gpu is )
8:42 am
crosshair

do not read it the great gatsby though lol!
8:43 am
crosshair

video card
8:43 am
crosshair

graphic processing unit lol
8:43 am
carleekat

2 gig for it?
8:43 am
crosshair

no,2 gig for ram,and the best vid card you can get that is not onboard the mb
8:44 am
Judi

Oooh. Crossy's speaking Geek. *pant pant*
8:44 am
crosshair

nvidia offer good lappy vid cards and are available for many acer and asus products
8:44 am
crosshair

lol judi
8:45 am
carleekat

what is mb?
8:45 am
crosshair

sorry mb=motherboard
8:45 am
carleekat

carlee is NOT geek
8:45 am
crosshair

i forget myself sometimes
8:45 am
Judi

Good morning, Babblers!
8:45 am
carleekat

i will go look at somet oday crossy...
8:46 am
crosshair

i will shop one out for you later at tigerdirect.com and see what you think
8:46 am
Judi

Tigerdirect rocks!
8:46 am
crosshair

i can build a vutual one that shows all parts and costs
8:46 am
carleekat

ok crossy...thanks... take a look at what is being offered at staples right now
8:47 am
crosshair

give me your max budget for it carlee
8:47 am
carleekat

what the heck is tiger direct..and i am not paying for us shipping and handling and getting stuck at the border crap
8:48 am
crosshair

it is .ca not .com carlee
8:48 am
crosshair

lol
8:48 am
crosshair

it ships within canada
8:48 am
crosshair

and i shipped 2 full tower rigs for 12 buxs
8:49 am
crosshair

crossy will not steer you wrong..what is you max budget?
8:51 am
carleekat

nothing 600...i will go 500 ish if i have to..i would prefer cheaper tho
8:51 am
carleekat

( how long to ship? i start in 1 week )
8:52 am
crosshair

ok,,will work at 450 as your max including S+H
8:52 am
crosshair

i got my last one in 3 days
8:52 am
carleekat

tax??? dont gfoeget HST
8:52 am
crosshair

i will not forget
8:52 am
carleekat

forget*
8:53 am
crosshair

ok,ill bbl this afternoon and will have something for you to look at ccarlee
8:53 am
carleekat

if am not here... ibox me on fb
8:53 am
carleekat

inbox me
8:54 am
crosshair

i will show you the best i can find from staples and the best i can find from tiger direct
8:54 am
crosshair

kk,,poink!
9:14 am
carleekat

wel..we certainly killed the chat..sorry folks
9:15 am
Judi

S'okay, Carlee. I was obsessing over the last Y.
9:16 am
carleekat

i went and got ready to go out..came back and still nothing :(
9:17 am
Judi

That happens sometimes. I did find the last Y, by the way.
9:18 am
carleekat

yay for y
9:20 am
mari

unite uni
9:22 am
Judi

Penalty box for Mari.
9:23 am
bichon

Hi everybody
9:24 am
Judi

Hello, bichon!
9:24 am
bichon

Haven't played for a while but now that we are over Irene, I'm back
9:25 am
jmcnrick

*jump jump jump jump*
9:25 am
jmcnrick

i have internet access in bumblef**k VA!
9:25 am
carleekat

hi bichon
9:26 am
jmcnrick

hi all
9:26 am
carleekat

hi jmc
9:26 am
bichon

anyone else here suffer the arrows of Irene?
9:26 am
Judi

Well, hooray, jmc! lol
9:26 am
Judi

Do you still have to rub two possums together to create electricy?
9:27 am
jmcnrick

yes but don't tell the animal rights people
9:27 am
rururocks

looks up bumble***k VA on googlemaps
9:27 am
jmcnrick

i suffers a whole quillful bichon
9:27 am
Judi

Must be in Appalachia.
9:27 am
rururocks

at least you are sloth to tell us jmc
9:27 am
jmcnrick

no it is in ft. valley
9:28 am
Judi

Just look for a water tower in the shape of a giant banjo.
9:28 am
jmcnrick

ru you are such a crab
9:28 am
vanillaslice

hi everyone, sorry for not having been sociable but I have been struggling over my lasy word and I'm bushed its wh6/33 and nothing works please...
9:28 am
jmcnrick

hi vanilla
9:28 am
vanillaslice

last
9:29 am
rururocks

its a plural
9:29 am
jmcnrick

cat got you tongue ru?
9:29 am
Judi

Plural of wh5/20.
9:29 am
rururocks

no.. I'm feline fine jm
9:29 am
Haz1558

It's plural for wh5/20 on earth is that final word?
9:29 am
vanillaslice

well well how easy was that for fireworks
9:29 am
bichon

Haz, you're here again. Were you gone from Babble for a while?
9:30 am
rururocks

that's what we are here for nilla
9:30 am
jmcnrick

whoo hooo vanilla
9:30 am
Judi

Hi, Haz!
9:30 am
vanillaslice

ty all
9:30 am
Haz1558

Hello, bichon. No, I've been babbling, not chatting much or as much as I used to.
9:31 am
Judi

Ei8 is SUCH a proper noun.
9:31 am
bichon

glad to hear from you
9:32 am
Haz1558

Thank you, bichon.
9:32 am
bichon

hint for ei8, please
9:33 am
Haz1558

ei8 - Albert the genius.
9:33 am
Haz1558

Or a German beer order.
9:33 am
vanillaslice

so I can go rest in peace now have a good day all I'm off to the fairies
9:33 am
rururocks

lol cute clue
9:33 am
bichon

funny, but ty
9:34 am
Haz1558

Bye, vanilla.
9:34 am
Haz1558

ei8 always makes me think of Ata, we used to kid that he was her grandfather.
9:34 am
rururocks

fairies?
9:34 am
jmcnrick

i trust going to the fairies is not some euphemism for offing yourself1
9:35 am
Judi

Yep. Old grandad crazy Al.
9:35 am
jmcnrick

have we heard from ata lately haz? i know her not so new now job was taking up a lot of time
9:36 am
rururocks

*wonder if you have to wear ruby slippers to go to the fairies*?
9:36 am
Haz1558

I've not heard a lot except that she is really enjoying her new job.
9:37 am
jmcnrick

those were witches and munckins ru
9:38 am
Judi

Clue for he5/22, please?
9:38 am
Haz1558

he5/22 - to rhyme with what you do when you have a cold, apart from coughing.
9:39 am
jmcnrick

no definition of course
9:39 am
Judi

Ty, Haz. That's a wonky one.
9:40 am
Haz1558

You're welcome.
9:40 am
jmcnrick

ty haz (sorry i was slow to the draw)
9:40 am
rururocks

**looks up wonky*
9:41 am
Haz1558

You don't know wonky?
9:41 am
Erda

Scrabble dictionary defines that one as "to hoist"
9:41 am
jmcnrick

really ru?
9:41 am
jmcnrick

ty erda
9:42 am
rururocks

nope.. I've never heard wonky
9:42 am
rururocks

funny word
9:42 am
dcseain

wikitionary defines he5 as to hoist
9:42 am
Haz1558

Wonky = askew
9:42 am
dcseain

on that note, {poof}
9:43 am
Erda

I was talking about the he5 word...
9:43 am
jmcnrick

i learn wonky as a word as a child and the dictionary claims it is british
9:43 am
jmcnrick

hi and by dc
9:43 am
rururocks

that would figure
9:43 am
jmcnrick

*learned
9:44 am
jmcnrick

haha what would figure ru? that i know wonky when i see it?
9:44 am
Haz1558

Yes, rely on the British for descriptive words.
9:44 am
rururocks

I love those british words like higgledy-piggledy
9:44 am
rururocks

or is that one word?
9:44 am
Haz1558

No, it's two words.
9:44 am
jmcnrick

WHAT? that is british too?
9:44 am
rururocks

yup
9:44 am
jmcnrick

*begins to wonder if brought up in texas after all*
9:45 am
Haz1558

We use a word 'coggelty' to mean the same as wonky, but I can't find a proper spelling for it.
9:45 am
jmcnrick

*whew* never heard of coggelty
9:46 am
Haz1558

I like the way we have disdainful double barrelled names like riff-raff and hoi-polloi.
9:46 am
Haz1558

I'm starting to wonder if it's just a Co Antrim expression (coggelty)
9:46 am
jmcnrick

lord i must have been a brit in an earlier life
9:47 am
jmcnrick

how about catty-corner?
9:48 am
jmcnrick

stats for the bottom R please
9:48 am
Haz1558

ri4/4 and variations
9:49 am
Haz1558

Also re6/30
9:50 am
bichon

The top 10 cities are:

1) Melbourne, Australia
2) Vienna, Austria
3) Vancouver, Canada
4) Toronto, Canada
5) Calgary, Canada
6) Sydney, Australia
7) Helsinki, Finland
8) Perth, Australia
9) Adelaide, Australia
10) Auckland, New Zealand
9:50 am
jmcnrick

ty haz nbt
9:50 am
Haz1558

You're welcome, jmc.
9:50 am
jmcnrick

top ten cities for what bichon?
9:51 am
Kaplan the Magne

two right columns grayed...
9:51 am
jmcnrick

i got fixated on finding an re- word and was blind to the i!
9:51 am
bichon

for livability, infrastructure, culture
9:52 am
Kaplan the Magne

No U.S. cities...
9:52 am
Haz1558

Who did the voting?
9:52 am
bichon

NO, and Austrailia must be a great place to live
9:53 am
bichon

http://business.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/
31/the-worlds-most-livable-city-is/
10:00 am
uusue2

gee, I thought Geneva was really nice (no opera, though)
10:01 am
jmcnrick

i have only been to calgary of those cities and i can't say that i agree
10:01 am
jmcnrick

hi uu!
10:02 am
jmcnrick

the professor got back to me and posted the reading this morning, but i just got internet service in my sister's place so was happy to get a jump on the reading
10:03 am
Haz1558

The thing is, no one person will have lived in all of those cities, so how can you compare them? I'm suspicious of so many Australian and Canadian cities featuring - 7 out of 10?
10:03 am
jmcnrick

damn some one else just came here
10:03 am
jmcnrick

brb
10:05 am
rubyfoo

dinner is cooking and I have a half hour to myself
10:05 am
jmcnrick

i swear for a place in the middle of nowh*** i am getting a lot of company today
10:05 am
jmcnrick

hi ruby
10:07 am
rubyfoo

hello jmc
10:07 am
rubyfoo

are you at home yet?
10:08 am
jmcnrick

sorta ruby
10:08 am
rubyfoo

hmmmm...sorta?
10:09 am
jmcnrick

i am spending 3 out of 7 nights in the middle of bumblef**k virginia to be close to the school wh*** i am theoretically getting a masters degree in conflict transformation
10:09 am
jmcnrick

so i am in bumblef**k for one more night this week
10:09 am
rubyfoo

I think it's not bumble.....
10:09 am
jmcnrick

no?
10:10 am
rururocks

wonder if people drop things a lot in Bumble?
10:10 am
rubyfoo

no, it's bum, much worse! My sister worked in a place where people were using that expression UNTIL she told them what it meant!
10:10 am
car.eeyore

Hello my friends!
10:10 am
jmcnrick

*drops computer on toe*
10:10 am
rubyfoo

hello car.
10:10 am
jmcnrick

hi car!
10:10 am
rubyfoo

oh no, jmc!
10:10 am
rubyfoo

hello ruru
10:10 am
aebmusica

hi all....HEY I can't believe it the grid finally has a word that is almost unknown to all and has no vowels...its a Welsh musical instrument (bowed) starting with cr(5)!
10:11 am
jmcnrick

bum means butt. how bad is that?
10:11 am
rubyfoo

hello aeb, love those babblets!!!
10:11 am
car.eeyore

Hi! We still don't have power at our house, but Trif is being kind enough to let us hang here on her side of town that has power!
10:11 am
car.eeyore

how is everyone?
10:11 am
jmcnrick

hi aeb
10:11 am
Haz1558

I only know that cr5 word because it appeared ages ago in babble.
10:12 am
jmcnrick

well if it is welsh of course it has no vowels
10:12 am
aebmusica

of course!
10:14 am
jmcnrick

ty aeb i would have eventually remembered that -- maybe! but it was good to have a reminded
10:14 am
jmcnrick

*reminder
10:15 am
movieman

Re: the top 10 cities list-

I'm not surprised London doesn't figure, what with the recent riots and all....
10:15 am
jmcnrick

hi movie
10:15 am
aebmusica

yrvw jmcnrick
10:15 am
movieman

greetings
10:15 am
jmcnrick

personally i am surprised that atlanta is not on the list
10:15 am
rubyfoo

hi movie; maybe it's because London is so expensive vis-a-vis quality of life. It's a great place if you're wealthy.....
10:16 am
kje

atlanta? for world wide data?
10:16 am
rubyfoo

hi kje
10:16 am
kje

oh yes... gm!
10:17 am
jmcnrick

it is a lovely city, fairly cheap to live, generally good weather and lots of culture
10:17 am
jmcnrick

hi kje
10:17 am
kje

but top 10 in the world???
10:17 am
jmcnrick

houston has lots and lots of culture but a crumbling infrastructure if you ask me
10:17 am
kje

houston has horrid traffic and smells
10:17 am
jmcnrick

i like atlanta a lot more than calgary
10:18 am
rubyfoo

and Chicago? If not for its climate, I think it would be the best place of all!
10:18 am
kje

LOVE chicago
10:18 am
rubyfoo

<-- loves Chicago
10:18 am
jmcnrick

chicago is expensive to live and the schools suck
10:18 am
jmcnrick

but i love going there
10:18 am
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10:19 am
jmcnrick

damn
10:19 am
rubyfoo

great restaurants, museums, beach
10:19 am
jmcnrick

*goes to pb to contemplate stuck enter key
10:19 am
car.eeyore

jmc...you oK?
10:19 am
rubyfoo

bringing you a martini
10:19 am
Erda

where is this "top 10" list?
10:19 am
jmcnrick

for some reason this damn computer's enter key runs amok from time to time
10:19 am
rubyfoo

seemed like your head hit the keyboard
10:20 am
jmcnrick

ty for the martini
10:20 am
jmcnrick

no i just hit the enter key
10:20 am
rubyfoo

yw
10:20 am
Haz1558

Erda, if you scroll back a bit, bichon posted it.
10:20 am
Haz1558

At 9.50 am
10:21 am
rubyfoo

is bichon still here?
10:21 am
kje

my top 10 US (in no particular order) - SF, Boston, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, DC, Ann Arbor, Philly
10:22 am
rubyfoo

I don't know Denver or Ann Arbor but the rest are fine. If Austin had a decent climate, I think it would be great but the climate is horrible
10:23 am
kje

Austin is fun... but not the cultural aspects of the others
10:23 am
Erda

Found it -- thank you, Haz. Utterly weird...
10:23 am
kje

it is quite hurting right now from the drought
10:23 am
wurdygurl

Ann Arbor is very nice. College town...lots of diversity.
10:23 am
rubyfoo

hahah, depends what you mean by culture....great library (one of the best, I think) and great (young) music scene
10:24 am
Haz1558

No problem, Erda, I can't quite get my head around it either.
10:24 am
wurdygurl

seth
10:24 am
wurdygurl

eths
10:24 am
rubyfoo

husband went to university there
10:24 am
wurdygurl

sorry
10:24 am
rubyfoo

60 days over 100F?
10:24 am
kje

yes, love the music scene.... but no decent symphony, ballet, performing arts, minimal museums, etc
10:24 am
Erda

It's a kind of a "sez who?" list...
10:24 am
jmcnrick

hmm my top 10 are dc, boston, san antonio, chicago, brooklyn, kaimosi-kenya, stone town-zansibar, prague and brussells
10:24 am
rubyfoo

ty gurl
10:25 am
jmcnrick

oops that is only 9
10:25 am
Haz1558

Stone Town?
10:25 am
rubyfoo

you are very exotic, jmc!
10:25 am
jmcnrick

of i forgot atlanta1
10:25 am
kje

well, outside the US, paris pretty much tops my list
10:25 am
kje

i never tire of going there
10:25 am
jmcnrick

stone town was the only town i remembered on zanzibar
10:26 am
Haz1558

I liked the Cathedral in Stone Town but not much else.
10:26 am
rubyfoo

<--loves Paris
10:26 am
jmcnrick

i really like the south end of the island better
10:26 am
rubyfoo

lived for a while in the deuxieme and another stretch in Boulogne-Billancourt
10:27 am
jmcnrick

paris is alright but i like nyc better--and brooklyn is such a great place to live
10:27 am
kje

I have a friend whose mom still has her apt (lives in spain now) in boulogne-bilancourt area... love it
10:27 am
rubyfoo

it's funny about Brooklyn; when I lived there, it was still a dangerous wasteland but now, from all that I read, it is wonderful!
10:27 am
jmcnrick

i have never been to spain--now that i think about it florence was wonderful too
10:28 am
rubyfoo

there, meaning, NYC
10:28 am
jmcnrick

it is the place to be now ruby
10:28 am
kje

copenhagen is pretty and always fun too
10:28 am
rubyfoo

we lived one block from the Bois and my son was only 4, so it was perfect
10:28 am
jmcnrick

wonder what happened to the young babbler (redshoes?) from florida that was moving to brooklyn
10:28 am
rubyfoo

that's what everyone says, jmc
10:29 am
jmcnrick

have to get to scandinavia some day
10:29 am
rubyfoo

never been in Copenhagen but I would love the food, I'm sure
10:29 am
jmcnrick

okay i need to go do my reading for my class tomorrow bbl
10:29 am
rubyfoo

I've only been in Oslo, but it wasn't a happy trip
10:29 am
kje

I love food everywhere, ruby....
10:29 am
rubyfoo

great food, but husband got sick
10:30 am
movieman

27 words left, but no 8s yet.....
10:30 am
rubyfoo

not here, unfortunately, but everywhere else!
10:30 am
rubyfoo

have 2 8's, movie, do you want stats on mine?
10:31 am
Haz1558

You will achieve a feeling of calm, peace and se8 when you find the first 8.
10:31 am
rubyfoo

Annecy has the worst food
10:31 am
movieman

plz ruby
10:31 am
kje

ty haz
10:31 am
Haz1558

Then you'll begin to feel like that genius ei8.
10:31 am
rubyfoo

ci8/50 plural of ci7/36, place to store water I think
10:32 am
rubyfoo

how can that not be capitalized, haz?
10:32 am
aebmusica

ci8 aremusical instrument
10:33 am
kje

all 8s done - ty... not bad for just starting ; )
10:33 am
rubyfoo

61 left and had better turn off the stove!
10:33 am
Haz1558

Oh, it's also a unit of energy or something. Physics, eyes glazed over before the end of the dictionary definition.
10:33 am
hootowl

no thats the musical instrument - hi all
10:33 am
rubyfoo

I remembered the word, aeb, but thought it meant something else hahah
10:34 am
rubyfoo

hi and bye hoot, dinner time
10:34 am
aebmusica

that's ok ruby
10:34 am
Haz1558

Hello, hoot.
10:34 am
rubyfoo

thought it was water container with a lisp
10:34 am
car.eeyore

Welll...our town selectman & Chief of the fire department are on the news touting the lack of response from the folks at National Grid...maybe we will have power back today...however they are saying MAYBE Sunday. UGH>
10:34 am
hootowl

bye ruby
10:35 am
MollyL

Gads Car, how long have you been without power?
10:36 am
car.eeyore

10:30 Sunday morning it went out.
10:36 am
car.eeyore

Hello Molly!
10:36 am
hootowl

Where are yoy car?
10:36 am
MollyL

I take it you have a generator.
10:36 am
hootowl

you
10:36 am
car.eeyore

nope.
10:37 am
MollyL

Okay then, I take it you are somewhere else.
10:37 am
car.eeyore

We are South of Boston. Part of the town got the power back last night (here at Trifioso's) but the rest of us are still waiting.
10:38 am
car.eeyore

We came over here to catch up on the news, take showers, etc.
10:38 am
MollyL

So you lost all the food in your fridge and freezer. That is a huge loss.
10:38 am
hootowl

aah - I see.
10:38 am
rururocks

my friends in Long Island have been out of power since Sunday
10:38 am
hootowl

whereabuts ru?
10:39 am
rururocks

syossett
10:39 am
hootowl

aah - nice town
10:40 am
car.eeyore

We lost some. We had not done a big shop in a while, so the fridge /freezer was pretty bare. I then decided NOT to buy too much so we wouldn't have a big loss. I have a cooler packed with ice and some food. I grilled most of the meats, frozen dinners, etc on the grill on Monday so they would keep a bit longer. Brought other stuff over here to put in Trif's fridge today. all in all, we have been managing.
10:40 am
rururocks

I lived with them for several months while our dog was in treatment at AMC
10:41 am
car.eeyore

there is minimal damage in town, but for some reason, National Grid is having a hell of a time getting us back on line.
10:41 am
hootowl

AMC?
10:41 am
rururocks

that's such a drag loosing all that food
10:41 am
rururocks

sorry care
10:41 am
MollyL

Glad to hear it wasn't a total loss Car. How are the kids doing with no power?
10:41 am
Jellen

Power outage is such a pain...lost mine for 6 days during an ice storm a couple of years ago...
10:41 am
car.eeyore

They are doing OK. The first day was tough, but enough people we know have power so they are getting a "fix" each day!
10:41 am
Jellen

Hi all!
10:41 am
rururocks

<---has a generator now
10:41 am
car.eeyore

Hello Jellen!
10:42 am
hootowl

I used to deliver newspapers up there a loooooooooong time ago!
10:42 am
rururocks

oooh...lol hoot
10:42 am
car.eeyore

We also bring our portable DVD players and Nintendos and charge them up for the night so we have stuff to do.
10:42 am
car.eeyore

It was kind of cool last night though...we were kickin' it old school....listening to the Red Sox vs. Yankess on AM radio!!!!
10:43 am
car.eeyore

And I am enjoying seeing lots of stars at night for a change without all the interference from the malls and such in the sky!
10:47 am
rururocks

I here Gary Jeter is up for grabs now Car..
10:47 am
hootowl

That is a def plus car! When we ere without power in the spring we still couldn't see the stars because the sir is so bad here!
10:47 am
rururocks

hear
10:47 am
hootowl

were without
10:47 am
rururocks

I need more coffee
10:47 am
hootowl

air!
10:47 am
car.eeyore

Who is Gary Jeter?
10:48 am
rururocks

he's a Yankee
10:48 am
car.eeyore

Ohhhh! Derek Jeter.
10:48 am
rururocks

oops
10:48 am
rururocks

Derek
10:48 am
MollyL

I hope your power comes back on soon Car. I'm glad you have resources to tap in the mean time.
10:48 am
rururocks

Told ya I need coffee
10:48 am
car.eeyore

I am sure they will resign him...they would be stoopid to let him go!
10:49 am
hootowl

bbl - have to hit store before noon and mayhem starts!
10:49 am
car.eeyore

We have no power which is a pain in the buttinski...but a lot of other people suffered actual damage, so we need to be thankful and just get through it. It certainly does help having places to go and charge up during the day. The nights are just long.
10:49 am
car.eeyore

Bye hoot!
10:52 am
MollyL

Parts of Vermont look devastated. I had no idea that New England would take the brunt of this storm.
10:53 am
car.eeyore

It is amazing...the storm was so much weaker here, but what was left did a number on some areas. Heaven help us all if Hurricane Katia heads this way next week.
10:56 am
MollyL

Ix-nay to Atia-kay. Enough is enough.
10:57 am
car.eeyore

LOL! TY Molly!
11:01 am
car.eeyore

Trif is now home. I must get off the 'puter. Hopefully I will be able to come back again tomorrow! Miss you all so much!
11:02 am
JBV

hi babblers and bye car!
11:03 am
JBV

just got back from a walk around the neighborhood, found out some streets are still without power here, makes me realize how lucky we were to get it back on Monday!
11:03 am
JBV

I was wondering if anyone has researched whether there was ever a hurricane that touched from Puerto to Vermont (and north!)
11:03 am
JBV

*Puerto Rico
11:08 am
sammysmom

ast 7/36 ??
11:08 am
sammysmom

st that is
11:10 am
Haz1558

st7/36 - descriptive word - st plus a bird, finish off with most of frozen water
11:10 am
sammysmom

jbv, i remember a hurricane in maine in 1954 ( i think) i lived in portland and it was terrible as we had never had anything like it before
11:10 am
MollyL

No research JBV, but it's certainly the most widespread one I remember.
11:14 am
sammysmom

thanks haz
11:22 am
Haz1558

You're welcome.
11:24 am
Haz1558

Taking a break. Bye for now!
11:26 am
JBV

I thought of it, since I was calling my sister-in-law in Puerto Rico after Irene passed through and this week she's calling me - same storm!
11:29 am
uusue2

hi again all, next class in 1/2 hour, making coffee...
11:30 am
JBV

hi sue, nice word for your list here today
11:30 am
uusue2

oh, the ei6/40?
11:30 am
uusue2

8/40, that is
11:31 am
MollyL

*Puts out cinnamon sugar cookies for Sue to have with her coffee*
11:36 am
uusue2

thx, molly!
11:36 am
JBV

yes, that's the one!
11:36 am
uusue2

(sorry, was looking up and then trying to understand the ei8/40 as the name of a unit of measurement)
11:39 am
uusue2

ok, it is in the physics babblets list (although as a unit it is used more by chemists and biologists)
11:43 am
JBV

I'm in and out here - trying to compose an email in Italian with my online buddies - sorry if there's a delay, I pop back and forth
11:45 am
cybernan

hello evryone :)
11:45 am
MollyL

Hi Nan
11:46 am
uusue2

right, and I am as usual trying to do 6 things at once
11:50 am
uusue2

off to class, bbl
11:52 am
hootowl

I'm back!well up until 2004 I lived on Long Island and this is the first hurricane I can remember that was actually supposed to hit Manhatten! They all went thru the Island. Never seen one to cover so much territory! or do so much damage!
11:53 am
hootowl

bye sue
11:54 am
cybernan

cr 5, please?
11:55 am
hootowl

The pictures from Vermont are amazing! Water took out homes, roads, bridges - everything. And the water hadden't crested yet the last time I checked!
11:55 am
hootowl

the welch babblet nan
11:55 am
hootowl

all consonants
11:55 am
cybernan

ty hoot
11:56 am
hootowl

yw
11:56 am
cybernan

ei 8? -- saw that sue says it has something to do with math (not my strong suit)
11:57 am
cybernan

nm -- just found the nobel laureate!
11:57 am
hootowl

proper name
11:57 am
hootowl

ok
11:59 am
hootowl

Is anyone besides me constantly losing words?? getting to be a real PIMA!
12:01 pm
hootowl

Is anyone still here?
12:02 pm
cybernan

not so far hoot
12:02 pm
hootowl

Amazing how fast they can disappear....
12:04 pm
crosshair

i see mr E=Mc2 is in da grid:)
12:04 pm
JBV

hi hoot
12:04 pm
JBV

and crossy
12:04 pm
hootowl

yep1
12:04 pm
crosshair

howdy jbv
12:04 pm
hootowl

morning Crossy
12:05 pm
hootowl

hi JBV
12:05 pm
crosshair

howdy hoots
12:05 pm
EvaNadine

*YAWN*
work is so dulllllllllll
12:05 pm
JBV

there are still a lot of places in New Jersey where the rivers are still rising
12:05 pm
JBV

fortunately, not around me
12:05 pm
hootowl

aaawwwwwwww!
12:06 pm
hootowl

It's the same in Vermont = One becaue it's flat the other because it isn't
12:06 pm
crosshair

at least you are not swinging a 9 pound hammer turning big rocks into little rocks for a living eva:)
12:06 pm
hootowl

good - wereabouts are you?
12:07 pm
JBV

i'm in central NJ - east brunswick
12:07 pm
cybernan

ni 6/21, please?
12:07 pm
EvaNadine

this is true, crossy.
12:07 pm
hootowl

aah
12:07 pm
JBV

superlative ending, nan
12:07 pm
hootowl

the most of the 4 nan
12:07 pm
crazee

sweetest, nan
12:08 pm
EvaNadine

but we DID have a huge deadline moved WAY up on us. and it is actually creeping even closer.
unfortunately, some work just takes a certain amount of time to get done, regardless of your deadlines...
12:08 pm
JBV

lunch break - see you later, have fun
12:08 pm
cybernan

ty hoot
12:09 pm
hootowl

Oh that's always fun Eva. They used to pull stuff like that on me when I was working.
12:09 pm
hootowl

yw
12:09 pm
cybernan

ni 6/27?
12:10 pm
crazee

little extras to make something more pleasant
12:10 pm
hootowl

use same 4
12:10 pm
crazee

singular, tho.
12:11 pm
cybernan

oh duh -- ty again
12:12 pm
cybernan

using my netbook until my new computer is ready -- having trouble with the small screen and keyboard!
12:12 pm
EvaNadine

unfortunately, we cant really get mad at them for this one...
the whole process of work was already underway with a schedule set in place. then they found out either a license was expiring or something wasnt being supported any longer (cant remember which, both are common occurrences) so they had to bump up the schedule to accommodate.
12:12 pm
MollyL

Management says...DO MORE WORK IN LESS AMOUNT OF TIME AND QUIT YER BITCHIN'
12:13 pm
hootowl

BF keeps trying to get me to use his but I have enough problems with my eyes!
12:14 pm
MollyL

Small screen + small keyboard = why I will never get a netbook. The laptop is small enough for me.
12:18 pm
crosshair

it may be annoying at times molly,but there is nothing like babbling with a tablet while stuck in an endless wait for an appt
12:19 pm
crosshair

or popping in the headphones and streaming a movie
12:20 pm
hootowl

I usually read a book or do crostics
12:20 pm
MollyL

I'm fine with reading while I'm waiting. I'm sure it's nice to have a netbook at those times for those who like to pass the time on the computer.
12:20 pm
crosshair

or reading an e-book:))
12:20 pm
crosshair

lol,seems we all pas time on a computer;))
12:21 pm
crosshair

unless dr_g wishes to hire me as a consultant:)
12:22 pm
hootowl

I spend enough time here! But I am getting hooked on commenting on the news stories on Yahoo. What stupidity
12:22 pm
crosshair

just put 30 or so books on the tablet for the mrs.she is enjoying some jack london tales atm
12:23 pm
crosshair

someone has to do it hoots:)
12:23 pm
hootowl

It is totally fascinating what some people believe!
12:23 pm
hootowl

or don't
12:23 pm
crosshair

my da once said to believe nothing of what you hear,and only half of what you see
12:23 pm
MollyL

Oh Hoot, be careful. There are some very dim people who comment on those Yahoo news stories.
12:25 pm
crosshair

and hoots..to the pb with ye
12:25 pm
hootowl

There are people who really believe that the Bachman has been continually misquoted! Even after they've seen the video! In their pig-head they say that's been setup to hurt her.
12:25 pm
carleekat

hi all..I have amazing NEWS!
12:26 pm
crosshair

tell it carlee!
12:26 pm
hootowl

power?
12:26 pm
carleekat

i was awarded a $1000.00 scholarship!!!
12:26 pm
cybernan

I don't think I have ever un5/20ed a seam -- I have picked one apart, however. Talk about idiotic words!
12:26 pm
MollyL

Hoot, the people of Washington DC had video footage of Marion Barry smoking crack and they STILL believed he was "set up". It's pathetic.
12:26 pm
crosshair

yaaa! yaaaa for carlee!
12:26 pm
hootowl

oh - ok - what have we got in th
12:26 pm
crosshair

and why do whe care if this barry person is smoking crack? lol
12:27 pm
cybernan

wow!!! - congrats, carlee :)
12:27 pm
MollyL

He was the mayor of DC at the time.
12:27 pm
carleekat

( he was mayor of washing DC crossy )
12:27 pm
hootowl

oboy - thats great carlee - congrats!
12:27 pm
wvteach

thats wonderful carlee
12:28 pm
carleekat

thanks :) i am afraid to believe that things are ACTUALLY turning for me...( Promp for Molls to tell me )
12:28 pm
MollyL

Congratulations Carlee, ride the wave.
12:28 pm
crosshair

that would explain the WAS then lol
12:29 pm
carleekat

he remained mayor for a while crossy..this was back in the 80's
12:29 pm
carleekat

i think he's dead now...
12:30 pm
carleekat

thanks molls...
12:30 pm
hootowl

I'm not sure what scare me most, that they vote, or that they don't and are just trying to convince people that they are right and everyone else is wrong.
12:30 pm
EvaNadine

definitely NOT dead now. he is still quite active in DC politics.
12:30 pm
MollyL

He was re-elected twice after that. He's alive, his wife that stood by him passed though.
12:30 pm
cybernan

for some reason the international keyboard option just kicked in - now I have to figure out how to get rid of it!
12:30 pm
carleekat

i seriously think both canad anad US should adopt the aussie way of voting..if you dont...u are fined 5.00
12:31 pm
crosshair

i agree carlee
12:31 pm
crosshair

make it $500.00
12:31 pm
carleekat

think of the instant "tax" grab that wuld be in the US
12:31 pm
EvaNadine

i dunno. is an uneducated vote better than no vote at all?
12:32 pm
carleekat

no...5.00 would do it... think of the cart and the the quarter crossy..people put their cart back for a meesly quarter
12:32 pm
cybernan

not so sure about that -- just think of all the idiots that would be voting without taking any notice or interest in the issues!
12:32 pm
hootowl

I plan on taxiing people to the polls next election here. Trying to convince them to vote for someone new! They don't pay attention and vote the name instead of the results - felons in high places!
12:32 pm
rubyfoo

hello again
12:32 pm
rubyfoo

60 left and have a little while
12:33 pm
wvteach

hello ruby
12:33 pm
hootowl

Nan - that is endemic here and everyplace else!
12:34 pm
hootowl

cart & quarter????
12:35 pm
rubyfoo

hoot, you do crostics? I don't get them here and miss them
12:35 pm
rubyfoo

hi WV
12:35 pm
carleekat

shopping carts... they have these locks on them....so instead of peeps leaving them all over parking lot...u take them back and put back to get your quarter back
12:36 pm
rubyfoo

here, the shopping carts cost one euro, $1.35 or more!
12:36 pm
crosshair

carlee here is my netbook reccomendation based on your price point,reviews and product durability and ease of use....
12:36 pm
crosshair

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_produc
tpage.aspx?cid=3&id=258
12:36 pm
rubyfoo

congrats, carlee!!
12:37 pm
dcseain

Aldi is the store that uses locks that need a quarter to get a cart here,
12:37 pm
dcseain

hello, everyone
12:37 pm
rubyfoo

hello seain
12:37 pm
crosshair

howdy dc
12:37 pm
MollyL

Eva, I think an uneducated vote is far worse than no vote at all. *Keeps mouth shut about recent Presidential election*
12:38 pm
dcseain

hi, ruby, molly, carlee, crossy, et al
12:38 pm
dcseain

the nice maintenance people are repairing the broken upper cabinet now.
12:38 pm
dcseain

:)
12:38 pm
hootowl

well I have the Aldi bag so never use a cart. Some people will trade a quarter for their cart. And one brushed off the quarter. We do have some nice people here!
12:39 pm
crosshair

that netbook can be ordered with a 6 cell battery carlee
12:39 pm
rubyfoo

people take one euro seriously here
12:39 pm
dcseain

aldis here are all in poorish areas, so no one turns down a quarter.
12:39 pm
cybernan

*!* ta da *!* - thanks for the help :)
12:39 pm
dcseain

congrats, nan
12:39 pm
rubyfoo

yay nan
12:40 pm
rubyfoo

how many words left, crossy (now that you've had time to catch up -- hahah)
12:40 pm
cybernan

leaving before I go cross-eyed -- Friday can't come soon enough!
12:40 pm
hootowl

well this is not posh either, just nice people
12:41 pm
crosshair

we go one better instead of fancy locking carts,we pay a local guy a wage to drive around and grab all the carts,one more job for those who need it;)
12:41 pm
MollyL

You are lucky Seain. "Nice" maintenance people are few and far between.
12:41 pm
crosshair

i am not even close ruby,you win the race today
12:41 pm
wvteach

like to "pass on" the cart when we go to Aldis
12:41 pm
dcseain

here is not perfect, but ive had good experiences in my cumulative 5 years here
12:42 pm
MollyL

Hmm, must tell my son who lives in Frederick that he lives in a poorish area.
12:42 pm
hootowl

Ruby - Try pennypress. com. They have all kinds of puzzle books. don't know if they'll mail them to france though.
12:43 pm
dcseain

i'm sure there are exceptions, but i've yet to see an aldi in an area that is above the median income
12:43 pm
rubyfoo

ty hoot. My sister used to send me the ones from the NYT, but she stopped
12:43 pm
wvteach

we must also live in one of those areas - is one of the closest stores to us
12:43 pm
rubyfoo

how did you learn to do crostics, hoot?
12:43 pm
crosshair

what is an aldi?
12:43 pm
MollyL

I doubt you live in a poorish area Teach. That is in the eye of the beholder.
12:43 pm
dcseain

i wish there were one near me.
12:45 pm
hootowl

Been doing them so long I don't even remember.
12:45 pm
dcseain

aldi is a low-price grocery store, crossy.
12:45 pm
rubyfoo

I learned to do them in '68-'69 in old Atlantic Monthly's
12:45 pm
crosshair

nm,googled it lol
12:45 pm
rubyfoo

it took me 3 years to learn how
12:46 pm
hootowl

Aldi is a german supermarket. They have a lot of their own brand which I think tend to be bland but reasonable replacements for stuff I cannot get here
12:46 pm
crosshair

here we have those,they are called food basics,the dry goods and all that are ok,but you best keep a sharp eye on the veggies and meat
12:47 pm
crosshair

you always know when there is a veggie delivery,just follow the cloud of fruit flies..
12:47 pm
wvteach

we use aldis for basics - milk, bread, etc. I like their produce but not much choice of meats
12:48 pm
hootowl

I'm wondering what it would cost to send you a copy....hmm - BF has to go to PO tomorrow I'll try to remember to tell him to ask. One of those flat rate boxes might work too!
12:48 pm
dcseain

produce at the one i go to most often is very hit-or-miss in terms of what they'll have, but what they do have is usually decent quality.
12:48 pm
rubyfoo

you are very sweet, hoot! I will try to find them in amazon.fr
12:48 pm
crosshair

yes indeed hoots,you have a flat rate 7 or 8 dollar box as i recall you could send her a pile of em
12:49 pm
crosshair

our post like to bleed us dry and has no such thing
12:49 pm
hootowl

$5.00 - but sending to France may be more. We'll know tomorrow!
12:49 pm
wvteach

many items are hit-or-miss - right now we can not get gravy or molasses - those are "winter" items
12:50 pm
crosshair

i priced out sending some maple syrup to mrp and the cost was insane
12:50 pm
hootowl

Well here they are desperate. E-mail, tweets, skype, etc have all cut into their business
12:50 pm
JBV

hi again - ruby didn't you tell me you subscribed to the NYTIMES online? THey have a SUnday crostic every week
12:50 pm
rubyfoo

we can actually get real Canadian maple syrup here -- go figure!
12:50 pm
dcseain

i've heard nothing good about Canada Post from anyone in Canada.
12:50 pm
crosshair

cool
12:51 pm
crosshair

it is a dying entity anyways dc..we will not miss it when it goes
12:51 pm
rubyfoo

no, I get the Int'l Herald Tribune and they just have the crosswords, not the crostics. How could you remember that, JBV?
12:51 pm
JBV

I don't know - I don't even remember what we were talking about or why we mentioned the Times :)
12:52 pm
carleekat

oh man... i have sent all of the harry potters ( hardcover) as they have coem out to egypt....
12:52 pm
rubyfoo

I love this chog!!! It helps keep me grounded
12:52 pm
negativeneil

Boo.
12:52 pm
carleekat

( the book over there...each one is about 100.00 cdn )
12:52 pm
rubyfoo

I will check, though, jbv, maybe I have access.....
12:52 pm
carleekat

hi ya nn
12:52 pm
rubyfoo

boo to you, neil
12:52 pm
carleekat

anyway... to mail was more than the book cdn...
12:52 pm
JBV

Atlantic Monthly no longer has a puzzle, but Harper's has a crostic every month - a tough one!
12:52 pm
dcseain

hi, neil
12:53 pm
crosshair

when i send parcels,they go fed-ex or..what the heck is the one with the brown trucks...darn...mind is a sieve sometimes...
12:53 pm
negativeneil

Hi ck and rubyfoo. And Seain.
12:53 pm
JBV

did I say crostic? never mind - I Meant cryptic -
12:53 pm
rubyfoo

my sister used to send me books in M-bags which cost about $8 for 8 or 9 books, but the US postal service discontinued
12:53 pm
crosshair

ups!
12:53 pm
carleekat

ups
12:53 pm
dcseain

mailing things in US is reasonably cheap, even sending overseas compared to what my friends in UK, ES, and Austria pay.
12:53 pm
JBV

I don't even like crostics :)
12:53 pm
wvteach

brown trucks here are UPS (United Parcel Service)
12:53 pm
negativeneil

UPS -- or as I call it, "Oops".
12:53 pm
Kateq

ruby, this site has a daily crostic--some of them by Mel Taub who sued to do puzzles for the Times. http://doublecrostic.com/
12:54 pm
rubyfoo

I don't like English cryptic crosswords; I don't get them
12:54 pm
JBV

M.I.A.S. here too crossy
12:54 pm
crosshair

did you bookmark that noetbook carlee?
12:54 pm
ursh

hello all - could some kind body please clue the st7/36
12:54 pm
rubyfoo

wow, kateq! thank you. that is great
12:54 pm
crosshair

netbook*
12:55 pm
Good Enough

does anyone know of a good iphone app that would be similar to babble? all the ones i found are timed (like text twist)
12:55 pm
carleekat

what notebook crossy?
12:55 pm
crosshair

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_produc
tpage.aspx?cid=3&id=258
12:55 pm
carleekat

i was off spider killing
12:55 pm
crosshair

that is the one i reccomend carlee
12:55 pm
negativeneil

Not me, Good Enough... I use an Android.
12:55 pm
rubyfoo

hi ursh, I only have a lesser st7
12:55 pm
Kateq

yw--I love double crostics and so was very happy to find that site
12:56 pm
carleekat

nothign cheaper????
12:56 pm
carleekat

and...is that the site u used before to order?
12:56 pm
crosshair

sorry GE i use a tablet and it runs android and babble:))
12:56 pm
rubyfoo

what kind of spiders, carlee?
12:56 pm
crosshair

there is one cheaper version...
12:56 pm
Good Enough

oh well thanks anyway
12:57 pm
carleekat

BIG ruby..in my daughter's bed
12:57 pm
crosshair

http://www.msimobile.com/level3_produc
tpage.aspx?cid=3&id=259
12:57 pm
crosshair

but yer on a wait list for it
12:57 pm
rubyfoo

I like spiders, but not in the house!
12:57 pm
negativeneil

st7,36 -- st + female chicken + vowel plus consonant. Rhymes with a word meaning beautiful environment. Tough word to clue!
12:57 pm
crosshair

there are 3 or 4 under 300 but as a friend i cannot reccomend then,they are crap
12:58 pm
hootowl

Ruby - there is also Dell but I just looked and they are from same publisher.
12:58 pm
carleekat

ok... now.. is htis the site u mentioned before where u build it urself?
12:58 pm
rubyfoo

great clue, neil, thank you
12:58 pm
rubyfoo

I think you two have put me on the right track
12:58 pm
negativeneil

And the st7,36 means sturdy, strongly built.
12:58 pm
ursh

tx neil got it
12:58 pm
negativeneil

Oh good, rubyfoo and ursh!
12:58 pm
crosshair

n o,this is pre-build,i did not want you farting around with a box of parts
12:59 pm
crosshair

pre-built
12:59 pm
carleekat

oh heck is THAT how they come?
12:59 pm
rubyfoo

good night, everybody, with 54 to go
12:59 pm
crosshair

what you see in the pic is how they come
12:59 pm
carleekat

did u happen to look at what was available at staples?
12:59 pm
carleekat

and what software comes with it?
12:59 pm
crosshair

all made and polished and bubble wrapped just for you
1:00 pm
rubyfoo

I am definitely not st7!
1:00 pm
carleekat

wait..that only has 4 hours battery life
1:00 pm
crosshair

win 7,and the usual pile of bill gates bloatware i imagine
1:00 pm
negativeneil

You like spiders, rubyfoo? You should see the one Laura [Fauxmage] just photographed in her garage!
1:00 pm
crosshair

you have to ask for the 6 cell batt whn ordering
1:00 pm
Jen

Evening all
1:01 pm
crosshair

howdy jen
1:01 pm
negativeneil

Hi Jen.
1:01 pm
carleekat

so that is more $?
1:01 pm
Jen

Ugh, only 25 words down
1:01 pm
carleekat

any chance u could find the cheaper one...elsewhere?
1:01 pm
crosshair

and no one i know ever keeps the software that comes with a new lappy..first thing you do is get rid of ie and run chrome,get rid of norton and run avg,get rid of media player and run vlc,etc
1:02 pm
carleekat

i need word
1:02 pm
carleekat

( i run mozilla )
1:02 pm
crosshair

sorry carlle,anything under 300 is dell and other things that are not up to par
1:02 pm
crosshair

open office is fully compatable
1:02 pm
negativeneil

Laura just gave me the links to her spider photos on Flickr... both of the same spider she found in her garage. Feast your eyes, rubyfoo:

http://farm7.static.flickr.c
om/6066/6098374395_5776d8ff7d_z.jpg

h
ttp://farm7.static.flickr.com/6090/609
8372203_31a7465e8b_z.jpg
1:03 pm
crosshair

i will not reccomend garbage to you
1:03 pm
crosshair

your would be better of with a legal pad and tape recorder lol
1:03 pm
negativeneil

Nice photography but I wouldn't want to find one of those in my garage... if I had one.
1:03 pm
carleekat

i am thinking in the 3- 4 range///not the under 3 range...that other one..when i get the better battery...tax and s+H..is putting me close to the 550 range and right now i cant justify that mush
1:04 pm
carleekat

much* even
1:04 pm
crosshair

sorry carlee,but then we enter the dell and refurbished range
1:04 pm
carleekat

( i am not even sure if i can pu ttogether rent this month crossy )
1:04 pm
crosshair

or OEM stock
1:05 pm
carleekat

i dont need cadillac...i need honda...or upper end ford
1:05 pm
crosshair

no matter what you do,other than oem or refurb,you are gonna be looking at a 400 dollar bill by the time yer done..sorry
1:05 pm
hootowl

I asked this earlier but no one was here! Have you been losing a lot of words? Sometimes 5-10 min after it is accepted?
1:05 pm
crosshair

yes,but you do not need a yugo
1:05 pm
carleekat

400 is fine
1:06 pm
carleekat

but that one u showed me is 475.00 then with larger battery... sh&h and tax... ur up to 550
1:06 pm
crosshair

one sec carlee,there may be one...back in sec...
1:07 pm
negativeneil

Why do I bother?
1:07 pm
hootowl

I guess not
1:07 pm
crosshair

found you a ford carlee lol...
1:07 pm
ursh

oh my goodness neil - had a look - surely that is an 8 leg barn rat
1:07 pm
crosshair

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications
/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=25
4123&CatId=3988
1:08 pm
MollyL

Hey Hoot, I'm not losing any words. Sorry you are. Are you using Expert?
1:08 pm
crosshair

but it does have a 6 cell batt
1:08 pm
negativeneil

Haha, ursh... just about!
1:09 pm
crosshair

see what you think of that carlee,you can get some extras and still be under 300
1:09 pm
carleekat

hahaha...ok..those are all bookmarked :)
1:09 pm
carleekat

thanks crossy :)
1:10 pm
crosshair

just this last one then..
1:10 pm
crosshair

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications
/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=25
4123&CatId=3988
1:10 pm
crosshair

not a lot of chrome and spinner hub caps but will get you from a to b lol
1:11 pm
Dorens

hello all... one more reason to love libraries... they have electricity and wireless, and I do not!!
1:12 pm
crosshair

yaa for libraries!
1:12 pm
MollyL

Hi Dorens. Glad you found a place to grab some bandwidth.
1:12 pm
dcseain

hi, doren. Any clue when you might have power again?
1:12 pm
periwinkle

hi all
1:12 pm
dcseain

glad you're safe
1:12 pm
dcseain

hi, peri
1:12 pm
periwinkle

damn, Doren, how much longer will it be?
1:12 pm
MollyL

Hi Peri
1:13 pm
Dorens

maybe sunday??
1:13 pm
dcseain

huge swaths of Richmond, VA are still dark from the storm, and NJ got hit even harder.
1:13 pm
MollyL

Car.Eeyore was on this morning (from Trif's) She hasn't had power since Sunday and they are saying she won't until this Sunday.
1:13 pm
JBV

hi doren - what about driving around up there? roads still closed?
1:14 pm
Dorens

what's actually worse are the roads around here. Spent an hour and a half yesterday on what should have been 25 minutes.... large areas of interstates are closed... flooded or washed out
1:14 pm
Pearl5

hi all new babbler any clues for ci8/5o please
1:14 pm
dcseain

welcome, pearl
1:14 pm
negativeneil

Plural of ci7,36 Pearl.
1:14 pm
JBV

we had a major highway (Route 18) flooded here, but it's finally open today
1:14 pm
Dorens

Not looking forward to the trip to work tomorrow. My usual route will be gravely compromised... The shoulder of Route 287 was washed out by rampaging overflow at reservoir. they are repairing it now.
1:14 pm
Kateq

Lots of folks here in the Annapolis area out since Saturday and not expected to be back on line before Friday
1:15 pm
negativeneil

Which is like the ci6,24 only with a consonant on the end.
1:15 pm
dcseain

ci7 like we7, more or less.
1:15 pm
negativeneil

Another consonant, I should say.
1:15 pm
negativeneil

Same ending, yes, Seain.
1:15 pm
Dorens

i think i'd be happy with friday!
1:16 pm
MollyL

Katie, I had no idea there was that much outage in Annapolis.
1:16 pm
Kateq

Many huge old trees down, taking power lines down with them
1:17 pm
carleekat

ok..gone netbook hunting...
1:17 pm
carleekat

thanks crossy :)
1:17 pm
helensgirlkid

It won't let me have strewth!
1:17 pm
MollyL

I've seen some very sad pictures of old trees down from this storm.
1:17 pm
Dorens

good luck carlee.. hope you can find a bargain
1:17 pm
Kateq

it is so sad--and then the pictures of the old covered bridge in Vermont
1:18 pm
negativeneil

Is that actually a word, helensgirlkid? A British friend of ours uses that exclammation, but I have doubts it's a legitimate word?
1:18 pm
negativeneil

Short for "God's truth!" he says... so probably not.
1:19 pm
hootowl

I tried it twice!
1:19 pm
Dorens

shakesperean contraction
1:20 pm
MollyL

Hard to say what Enable will accept. Strewth is British/Aussie slang. However, so is arvo, and Enable accepts that.
1:20 pm
hootowl

bf home bbl
1:21 pm
MollyL

Katie I'm hoping the well to do Vermont people will chip in to restore that covered bridge.
1:21 pm
negativeneil

Arvo?
1:21 pm
Dorens

it is safe to say that enable is unpredictable, and fortunately we lose no points for trying (thankfully)
1:22 pm
negativeneil

Oh, with you.
1:22 pm
MollyL

Aussie slang for afternoon. Don't ask, I don't get their slang at all.
1:22 pm
negativeneil

Sorry, I initially misread that.
1:22 pm
negativeneil

Yes.
1:22 pm
negativeneil

I just misread your post at first... got it now.
1:24 pm
dcseain

Lots of bridges destroyed in VT
1:24 pm
Good Enough

50 left. off to send our first care package to college.
1:25 pm
Dorens

where is college ge?
1:25 pm
Good Enough

dayton OH
1:26 pm
Dorens

hey, did you read the most recent ann patchett? i think you'll like it! state of wonder. really enjoyed it myself
1:26 pm
Good Enough

5 shoeboxes of stuff. wonder how much this will cost
1:26 pm
Good Enough

no i haven't but it is on my list. i do like her.
1:27 pm
Dorens

you're a good mom. 5 shoeboxes? i don't remember sending off packages.. tho my last two were still in nj and it seemed unnecessary
1:27 pm
Dorens

i think it is my second favoirte of hers to bel canto (nothing can touch bel canto)
1:27 pm
Dorens

haha.. just found an amusing re5/12 (had a colonoscopy this morning)
1:31 pm
MollyL

Ah GE, they appreciate those boxes. I know mine did.
1:33 pm
Uneaixoise

dorens LOL!
1:35 pm
Uneaixoise

GE, everyone in my dorm got excited when I got boxes from my mom -- always homemade goodies!! :-)
1:36 pm
Dorens

hi une
1:36 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, dorens -- good luck getting power restored SOON!
1:37 pm
ivesy3

first he 5/22 plz
1:37 pm
MollyL

Dorens, no power plus a colonoscopy in one week is NO FAIR
1:38 pm
MollyL

Sounds like achoo! Ivesy
1:39 pm
Uneaixoise

tx molly :-)
1:39 pm
Dorens

well.. it did make it more interesting.. funny thing is tht the power went off in the hospital this morning in the midst of my procedure.... so they finished me (by generator) and then I was the last. All those folks who prepped for nothing... i am indeed lucky
1:40 pm
ivesy3

ty molly now i can go back to work in peace lol
1:40 pm
Uneaixoise

ooohhh, man, those poor people indeed!!
1:41 pm
Judi

I'm sorry, but I just have to ask. How did they get the generator into your colon?????
1:41 pm
Dorens

i think i'd have been crazed. to come home to no power and have to go back. (lol judi)
1:41 pm
Uneaixoise

judi LOL!!!!!!!!
1:42 pm
helensgirlkid

Sorry - off to the phone. If it's good enough for Shakespeare, it ought to be good enough for Enable!
1:42 pm
MollyL

Finished by generator...uck...what a descriptive.
1:43 pm
Uneaixoise

how romantic . . . colon cleanse by candlelight . . .
1:43 pm
Judi

You were wide open for that one, Dorens. (oh, make me stop).
1:44 pm
Dorens

actually, i have a nice little battery operated lamp that i kept on in the bathroom... it almost did look romantic!
1:44 pm
Dorens

stop judi, stop!!!
1:44 pm
MollyL

Oh, this is starting to sound like a Weird Al ballad.
1:44 pm
Dorens

*so thankful that ruru isn't here*
1:44 pm
Uneaixoise

*chuckle . . . snort*
1:45 pm
Judi

I was chanelling Ruru when I blurted that out.
1:45 pm
Dorens

yes you must have been judi... it really did seem more ruruish than judiish
1:46 pm
Judi

See how Babble corrupts the mind?
1:46 pm
Dorens

no ma'am, babble is good for the mind!
1:52 pm
negativeneil

Keeps the mind working!
1:53 pm
negativeneil

Exercises the gray matter.
1:53 pm
Dorens

indeed
1:53 pm
Krysten

It makes sense...I always preferred things that were bad for me!
1:53 pm
Krysten

cith
1:53 pm
Krysten

oops
1:57 pm
Dorens

that's ok krysten you get to go to the penalty box which is probably filled with wonderful things
1:58 pm
Krysten

OOOH...more things that are bad for me??? Can I get donuts??
1:58 pm
Judi

My eyes are going buggy. I have to throw in the towel for the day. *Poof", y'all.
1:58 pm
Dorens

whtever is your favorite
1:58 pm
Dorens

bye judi. see ya
1:59 pm
hootowl

I ate all the cherry ones!
1:59 pm
hootowl

I'm baack!
1:59 pm
Dorens

that glazed cruller is mine!
1:59 pm
hootowl

ok
2:00 pm
Krysten

I can't remember the last time I had doughnuts. And ice cream! Hmmmm...I love the PB!
2:00 pm
Dorens

same here... virtual calories are the greatest!
2:00 pm
Krysten

LOL...I can feel the virtual calories going virtually to my butt!
2:01 pm
Dorens

they can't do that Krysten... they're virtual, and I don't know about you but my butt is very, very real!!
2:02 pm
hootowl

well thats firewords and I am off to see what I can make for dinner! Have fun all.
2:02 pm
Dorens

yay hootowl! maybe tomorrow
2:02 pm
Krysten

My butt is so big it sits in multiple dimensions!
2:02 pm
Dorens

you haven't seen mine!!
2:03 pm
hootowl

Oh it'll be tonight after BF goes to bed. His sched this week starts at 4am - yuk!
2:03 pm
hootowl

byebye - poof
2:03 pm
Dorens

well . tonight i'll be home where there's no power
2:19 pm
Dorens

bbl
2:24 pm
mrpresident

morning all :)
2:25 pm
mrpresident

from Irene to wildfires? The US is copping a lot lately! be safe friends
2:25 pm
Dorens

hey mr p... i hear good news is in order?
2:26 pm
mrpresident

indeed dorens! :)
2:27 pm
Dorens

ahah! just read... that is better than anyone could have hoped... glad to see your luck has turned. Now time for you to plan a trip to visit us all
2:28 pm
Dorens

well, i mean i'm sorry about microfractures, but it does seem a dam sight better than bone ca
2:28 pm
mrpresident

i think that is in order... hopefully lickety hears about his job in the next week... it would mean time in the US for us
2:29 pm
Dorens

keeping all fingers and toes crossed... as are the rest of us. you two do have a huge fanclub, and well deserved
2:29 pm
mrpresident

Dorens, I can happily deal with micro fractures... am off my leg for 3 weeks, so that is the only thing keeping me down, everything else is very positive!
2:30 pm
Dorens

remember you have plenty of room here to stay, easy to get into nyc, and relatively centrally located so we could get a bunch of babblers here for a rollicking party
2:30 pm
jesdraggon

afternoon, all
2:30 pm
Dorens

hi jes
2:30 pm
mrpresident

now you are talking! a rollicking party would be just the ticket!
2:30 pm
mrpresident

hi jes :)
2:30 pm
Dorens

the best kind!
2:32 pm
mrpresident

it is 5.30am... am hankering for a cuppa tea, and can't get up for one!! darn it!
2:32 pm
mrpresident

don't think I should wake lickety for such a little desire... or should I? hmmm
2:33 pm
jesdraggon

I'll bring you one, mrp. but... it'll take me about 30 hours to get there...
2:33 pm
mrpresident

jes, I would wait for a cuppa from you :))
2:34 pm
jesdraggon

hah! :)
2:34 pm
jesdraggon

yeah, lemme explain to my staff that i'm gonna go to australia to deliver a cuppa tea, see what they say. :)
2:35 pm
mrpresident

go on!! see what they say. LOL!!
2:35 pm
jesdraggon

cute picture, by the way :)
2:36 pm
mrpresident

thanks jes... i actually really like this pic... my face suits the heart too!
2:37 pm
jesdraggon

i didn't realize it was actually you :)
2:37 pm
Dorens

i think lickety would be thrilled to wake up and make you a cuppa
2:37 pm
jesdraggon

you're pretty
2:37 pm
mrpresident

hahaha dorens! yeah, let me give it a try and will let you know how it goes!
2:38 pm
mrpresident

thank you jes :)) you are sweet!
2:38 pm
jesdraggon

who wouldn't be happy to wake up to a face that cute?
2:39 pm
mrpresident

OMG! he is getting up and getting me tea AND toast!
2:39 pm
jesdraggon

yay!
2:42 pm
mrpresident

it is still dark outside and about 8 degrees! he is an angel
2:42 pm
jesdraggon

nbt
2:42 pm
jesdraggon

sounds like he's a keeper, mrp :)
2:44 pm
mrpresident

and he thought to bring me an icepack?? oh yeah, keeping him for sure!
2:44 pm
jesdraggon

yay for lickety!
2:45 pm
mrpresident

jes, how is the family darling?
2:45 pm
jesdraggon

other than the elderly cat with breast cancer, all are doing well. And even she's hanging in there, just getting mighty thin. Still makes it up onto the bed for pettings though.
2:45 pm
mrpresident

and I luv the treerat... that is just gorgeous!
2:46 pm
jesdraggon

treerats moved out; they still come back to the feeder but i haven't seen them up close in a couple weeks.
2:47 pm
jesdraggon

pack rat was released a couple weeks back; he split and hasn't been seen since.
2:47 pm
mrpresident

oh how beautiful! my old puss is 15 going on 16 and can make it onto the bed, but begs to be picked up instead! LOL :))
Mind you, when she was a young spritely thing, she would have ripped your arm off if you tried to lift her onto the bed... very independant cat!
2:49 pm
jesdraggon

Anika is 13, I think. She's the cat that convinced me I wasn't just a dog person.
2:50 pm
Dorens

help with re6/21 please?
2:50 pm
jesdraggon

haven't got it, dorens, sorry
2:51 pm
mrpresident

is great to look after wildlife... we have a volunteer service here called 'Wires'... and they are everywhere ... every block has a Wires volunteer
2:51 pm
ChampFit

re + se4/5
2:51 pm
doseffing

... medical term ... to remove a part of an internal organ ... ...
2:51 pm
mrpresident

oops, PB for me
2:52 pm
Dorens

hello?
2:52 pm
mrpresident

hello dorens?
2:52 pm
jesdraggon

thanks, champ
2:52 pm
jesdraggon

and doseffing
2:53 pm
doseffing

... yw ..
2:53 pm
ChampFit

np!
2:53 pm
mrpresident

has dorens refreshed??
2:55 pm
wvteach

fireworks here
2:55 pm
mrpresident

on ya teach!
2:55 pm
doseffing

... well done ...
2:56 pm
mrpresident

and another OMG! I got fresh bottle of water too! Angel!!
2:57 pm
jesdraggon

yay teach!
2:58 pm
wvteach

thnx all - see you again tomorrow
2:58 pm
mrpresident

he is now fast asleep again...

see ya teach
2:59 pm
doseffing

... I almost missed the Welsh harp with no vowels which I found in the Scrabble Dictionary 30 years ago and have never had a chance to use ... ... oh happy day ...
2:59 pm
Flask1

hi all....clue pe
2:59 pm
jesdraggon

hehe. must be nice to be able to fall asleep so fast! :)
2:59 pm
Flask1

lease for se6/18
3:00 pm
Flask1

clue please?
3:00 pm
Glantarell

evening all - and it's more like a lute than a harp - there are still one or two people who play the welsh instrument even today
3:01 pm
Glantarell

i am just half way through and grinding to a bit of a halt
3:01 pm
Glantarell

hope you're all OK post-Irene
3:01 pm
mrpresident

se + ****deer?
3:02 pm
Glantarell

ty mr p
3:03 pm
Flask1

thanx Mrp...
3:03 pm
mrpresident

lickety and luke are identical sleepers... as soon as their head hits the pillow, they are gone!!
3:03 pm
mrpresident

yw :)
3:04 pm
negativeneil

Hi mrp!
3:04 pm
negativeneil

How are you now?
3:04 pm
negativeneil

Better and better, I hope?
3:05 pm
mrpresident

hi neil... bloody sore! the leg woke me up at 5am, but hubby took care of getting me all my stuff to help me back to feeling better
3:06 pm
negativeneil

Aww. :( I hope that improves soon!
3:06 pm
negativeneil

I'm glad he's taking such good care of you!
3:06 pm
mrpresident

if I try and bend my knee, it makes squelching sounds!! eeeeewwww LOL!
3:07 pm
mrpresident

for him to get up before dawn is like bringing the Mountain to Mohammad
3:08 pm
negativeneil

Oh no!
3:09 pm
negativeneil

That doesn't sound good at all! Was the surgery on the knee?
3:10 pm
carleekat

hi all!!! again
3:10 pm
negativeneil

Hi carlee!
3:10 pm
carleekat

hi nn :)
3:11 pm
Glantarell

hi carlee
3:11 pm
carleekat

( nn i am beginning to think u are my lucky charm..siince meeting u on here....things for the first time in 4 years are falling into place)
3:11 pm
carleekat

hi ya glan
3:11 pm
carleekat

is MRP still here???
3:11 pm
mrpresident

hi carlee ((hugs))!
3:12 pm
carleekat

yes she is..ok..I have MORE good news!!!!
3:12 pm
mrpresident

yes neil... i had damage in there so they took the op and got it sorted
3:13 pm
mrpresident

more?? what happened carlee??
3:13 pm
Glantarell

what good n ews carlee
3:13 pm
negativeneil

I am, carlee? You can just call me Neil, btw.
3:13 pm
negativeneil

Oh I see, mrp. Ouch! Your knee will be sore for a while then. :(
3:13 pm
carleekat

i got my package from school in the mail today.... I was awarded a $1000.00 scholarship!
3:13 pm
carleekat

ok neil :)
3:13 pm
negativeneil

I hope you'll have very good meds to help with that.
3:13 pm
mrpresident

that is great carlee!!
3:13 pm
Glantarell

well done carlee
3:14 pm
mrpresident

congratulations hunny!!
3:14 pm
negativeneil

Excellent, carlee!
3:14 pm
negativeneil

That must've put a huge smile on your face! :)
3:15 pm
carleekat

and!!!!!!!!!!
3:15 pm
negativeneil

Yes?
3:15 pm
carleekat

( there is MORE)
3:15 pm
negativeneil

[waits for it]
3:15 pm
mrpresident

a scholarship is just the tip?? and?????
3:15 pm
carleekat

( neil...i want to put u on a little string and hand u around my neck hunny )
3:16 pm
carleekat

my aunt... is giving me the $ for a new car :)
3:16 pm
mrpresident

oh brilliant!
3:16 pm
negativeneil

Ummm, I'm not too compact at just over 6' tall and you know, I'm probably just a little too heavy for that besides, carlee. :P
3:16 pm
Glantarell

wonderful news carlee
3:17 pm
carleekat

ok..neil i will print off ur pic...get it laminateed...and hang u around my neck :p
3:17 pm
negativeneil

Wow, congrats!
3:17 pm
negativeneil

Oh geez. :P
3:17 pm
carleekat

that way u will be water proof to boot
3:17 pm
mrpresident

she could get essence of neil, no?? in a vial :)
3:17 pm
negativeneil

I'm not even going to ask, mrp!
3:17 pm
negativeneil

[what you mean by that]
3:17 pm
carleekat

<snort>
3:17 pm
mrpresident

new car smell .... mmmmmm!
3:18 pm
carleekat

and...on this cheerful note..i have to scoot down to the lawyer's office and sign papers for the sale of the house
3:18 pm
carleekat

back in thirty
3:18 pm
negativeneil

Did you get my Flickr message mrp?
3:18 pm
mrpresident

ok :)
3:18 pm
negativeneil

I wrote and sent it while you were in surgery, I think.
3:18 pm
carleekat

MWAH to u all!!! <carlee skips outof the chog>
3:18 pm
negativeneil

Ok, carlee.
3:19 pm
mrpresident

i will go look neil
3:19 pm
negativeneil

Ok. It's probably in your Yahoo mail I guess? Or on Flickr in your "Flickrmail".
3:19 pm
negativeneil

There's the contact request there too.
3:21 pm
mrpresident

i didn't even realise flickr had messages! will go look around the site now :)
3:22 pm
Glantarell

my new littlevintage sports car has been checked over in the garage and has the all clear and a new battery
3:22 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok!
3:22 pm
Glantarell

so i am happy to drive er for the winter
3:22 pm
negativeneil

Well it sure does. ;)
3:22 pm
negativeneil

You're good to go then, Glantarell.
3:23 pm
Glantarell

and tomorrow i am off out of the office for a meeting on the roof of chepstow castle - so i will have to climb a scaffolding tower
3:24 pm
negativeneil

Wow! Better you than me... I could't do that!
3:25 pm
negativeneil

Couldn't, even.
3:25 pm
negativeneil

Don't like heights... unless I'm in a plane or helicopter. I love flying in either!
3:25 pm
Glantarell

it won't e the first time \lol - and to think i was scared of heights when i started this job 4 years ago LOL
3:25 pm
negativeneil

Helicopters are more fun.
3:25 pm
Glantarell

i like helicopters too
3:25 pm
negativeneil

Oh, and I did a sky-dive a couple of years ago on my birthday, would you believe? Yet I don't like heights. Go figure?
3:26 pm
Glantarell

but not little 2 or 4 seater planes
3:26 pm
Glantarell

i couldn't do the sky dive or a bungee jump - hate rollercoasters too
3:26 pm
negativeneil

Heights only really bother me when I'm climbing up a ladder or something similar, though.
3:26 pm
negativeneil

Oh I love little 2-4 seater planes!
3:26 pm
Glantarell

i used to get a compulsion to throw myself off...
3:26 pm
negativeneil

I could never, ever bungee jump! Out of the question!
3:27 pm
Glantarell

ladders used to be a complete nonno but i am fine on them now - climb enough castle towers and it stops being and issue
3:27 pm
negativeneil

I think sky-diving is much safer than bungee jumping.
3:27 pm
Glantarell

no-no, even
3:27 pm
mrpresident

why would you jump out of a perfectly good plane??
3:28 pm
negativeneil

Well that's kind of what you have to do, when you're sky-diving, mrp.
3:29 pm
negativeneil

Unless someone pushes you out.
3:29 pm
mrpresident

no thank you! I like piloting planes!
3:30 pm
mrpresident

would only use the shoot if absolutely necessary!
3:30 pm
negativeneil

Well aren't you clever?!
3:30 pm
negativeneil

I have no idea how to do that.
3:30 pm
mrpresident

oh neil... so much to learn about me!!
3:30 pm
negativeneil

Apparently. Not me though, I'm pretty boring... just a dork.
3:31 pm
negativeneil

And a word nerd. A major one.
3:31 pm
mrpresident

yeah, dork... luv the elephant pic btw!
3:31 pm
mrpresident

you can't beat my hubby and son in nerdism!
3:32 pm
negativeneil

I bet I can at least equal them, mrp.
3:32 pm
periwinkle

((((((mrp)))))) hi there was just thinking of you. how are you?
3:33 pm
negativeneil

Aww thanks, mrp! I loved that elephant! I wanted to keep him, haha!
3:33 pm
mrpresident

hi peri! **hugs**!! doing well darling! good to see you sweetie!
3:34 pm
periwinkle

great new about your health, mrp. I was so happy to read about it!
3:34 pm
Dorens

hey all. clue for re 6/21 please?
3:34 pm
periwinkle

what is the job siutaqtion with lickety?
3:34 pm
mrpresident

thanks darling... got the pass I was hoping for!!
3:35 pm
Dorens

and st7/36.. time to leave the library and go home to no power
3:35 pm
periwinkle

a well deserved pass at that, mrp!
3:35 pm
periwinkle

don't have either one Doren
3:35 pm
mrpresident

re + religious se**
3:36 pm
Dorens

thanks, darling
3:36 pm
mrpresident

st + girl chicken + cold as **e
3:36 pm
Glantarell

ty mrp
3:38 pm
mrpresident

he is waiting on the US to approve him for a new position... the position he went for was ok, but he has been asked to take on a high management role, that hasn't been advertised or created yet.
3:38 pm
Dorens

ty again (and believe it or not i thought i had tried that one)
3:38 pm
Dorens

still have fingers crossed on that one, mrP and now time to go back home.. maybe i'll babble from school tomorrow!
3:38 pm
periwinkle

ok,hopr he hears something soon, mrp
3:39 pm
mrpresident

the company likes him for the managing director for Australasia in January
3:39 pm
mrpresident

I hope so too! He is really wanting to hear back from them very soon!
3:39 pm
periwinkle

will you still be coming to the US theb?
3:40 pm
periwinkle

then, even
3:40 pm
mrpresident

if he comes over, I am coming with him
3:40 pm
negativeneil

Oh hey, you might be moving over here?
3:41 pm
negativeneil

That would be good... get you far away from that stalker and all that stress!
3:41 pm
periwinkle

mrp, my sister sent me a copy of babble expert but it is no longer working. when you get a chance would you please ask lickety to send it to me again. thanks
3:41 pm
mrpresident

ok peri, will send it to your email
3:42 pm
periwinkle

ok
3:42 pm
mrpresident

no neil, not moving to the US, just coming over for a few weeks (lickety will be there for training)
3:42 pm
negativeneil

Oh I see.
3:42 pm
negativeneil

You stalker should be forced to move away.
3:43 pm
Flask1

clue please for re6/21?
3:43 pm
mrpresident

he is making it very difficult for me... he won't back off me... is now going to cost me over $3,500
3:43 pm
negativeneil

Your, even.
3:44 pm
Glantarell

re + a religious group
3:44 pm
mrpresident

but, I can prove to the court he is out to get me financially too... so when he loses his frivolous case, he will be paying my lawyer
3:44 pm
negativeneil

Oh my god. He should have to pay all those costs, mrp. He's causing you all this trouble!
3:44 pm
negativeneil

Oh, yes!
3:44 pm
Flask1

thanks!
3:45 pm
mrpresident

i hope the courts make him go to a psychiatrist and get help!
3:45 pm
negativeneil

At the very least, yes.
3:45 pm
negativeneil

He should be locked up in an institution.
3:46 pm
mrpresident

yeah, a correctional institution!
3:46 pm
negativeneil

I was thinking a mental institution... but that too.
3:46 pm
negativeneil

Boot camp!
3:48 pm
periwinkle

are there any wy words?
3:48 pm
Glantarell

clue for the th4,7 that my monkeys can't find, please?
3:48 pm
mrpresident

wy4 and wy5
3:48 pm
Glantarell

2 x wy words wy4 & pl
3:48 pm
periwinkle

ty will look
3:49 pm
periwinkle

found them, ty
3:49 pm
mrpresident

glant! don't ask for that fish!! I am, we are, th** are
3:49 pm
SeaSpray

.
3:49 pm
Glantarell

i thougt i'd tried tha mrp - and i still can't see it \LOL
3:49 pm
periwinkle

one column gray!
3:50 pm
mrpresident

too many t's and y's in the puzzle glant!
3:51 pm
mrpresident

brb, cat cuddle time :))
3:54 pm
negativeneil

What are you stuck on, Glantarell?
3:55 pm
Glantarell

i have one word to get
3:55 pm
Glantarell

fireflies
3:55 pm
negativeneil

Oh you're finished? Way to go!
3:55 pm
Glantarell

a half brewed beer mixture but spelt slightly differently was the one
3:56 pm
negativeneil

Oh yes.
3:56 pm
Glantarell

and it's time for bed - late night last night and very early morning this morning
3:56 pm
Glantarell

anybody want a clue before i go/
3:57 pm
negativeneil

Sleep well then, Glant.
3:57 pm
crosshair

howdy again everyone:) babbling on the tablet so excuse the typos
3:57 pm
Glantarell

nos da pawb - g'night all
3:57 pm
negativeneil

Hi crossy.
3:58 pm
Glantarell

hi & bye crossy - by the way, your cheese laf came out well and was lovely
3:58 pm
negativeneil

Good night, Glant!
3:58 pm
Glantarell

*loaf
3:58 pm
crosshair

i am glad:)
4:04 pm
crosshair

sharing good food with friends is the staff of life:)
4:12 pm
crazee

st7/36 pls?
4:17 pm
crazee

pretty pls?
4:17 pm
MollyL

st + female chicken + first part of frozen water
4:17 pm
crazee

ty
4:18 pm
crazee

that one always gets me
4:19 pm
carleekat

ok...am back again..took longer than expected..had to rescue daughter
4:19 pm
negativeneil

Welcome back careleekat.
4:19 pm
negativeneil

Can you see the new posts on G+ btw?
4:20 pm
carleekat

her bff's dad started drinking this afternoon and he gets scary....told lawyer about it..he sped me through then dashed off and rescued daughter and her bff
4:20 pm
carleekat

am not using it neil
4:20 pm
negativeneil

Well there is a post you should read.
4:20 pm
negativeneil

Should clarify things.
4:20 pm
carleekat

i use facebook cus i have all my guides and pathfinders ( like girl scouts )
4:21 pm
carleekat

as I have about 50 girls.....they use it to stay in contact with me
4:21 pm
negativeneil

I see.
4:21 pm
negativeneil

The girl lives with her alcoholic dad?
4:22 pm
carleekat

my daughters friend...
4:22 pm
negativeneil

Yes, that's who I was referring to.
4:22 pm
negativeneil

The girl being her friend.
4:22 pm
MollyL

And where, may I ask, was her "custodial parent" during all this?
4:22 pm
carleekat

her parents are married...
4:23 pm
carleekat

work i imagine...
4:23 pm
negativeneil

Doesn't sound like a good situation.
4:23 pm
carleekat

she knows to run to me ( we are BBM'ing she and I atm )
4:24 pm
carleekat

they have been friends since kindergarten
4:24 pm
MollyL

BBMing?
4:24 pm
carleekat

blackberry messenger
4:24 pm
negativeneil

Bulletin board messaging?
4:24 pm
negativeneil

Blackberry messaging?
4:25 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok!
4:25 pm
negativeneil

I had a Blackberry... now using a 'droid'.
4:25 pm
negativeneil

Motorolla 'droid phone.
4:26 pm
carleekat

i have alot of friends overseas... we bbm...no charge for international txting
4:26 pm
negativeneil

Yes, that's good.
4:27 pm
jesdraggon

back for a few
4:27 pm
jesdraggon

how goes?
4:27 pm
negativeneil

Hi jes!
4:27 pm
negativeneil

Just writing and checking this now and then, to see if clues are needed.
4:28 pm
jesdraggon

will be in and out as work demands
4:41 pm
jesdraggon

and apparently i killed the chat
4:46 pm
Kaplan the Magne

Ah, dead chat.
4:47 pm
jesdraggon

shall we mourn it? or throw a wake?
4:47 pm
dianedecoder

it has nine lives.... it will be okay
4:48 pm
jesdraggon

i seem to be stuck... perhaps getting time to list.
4:49 pm
Minveryork

Hi to my fellow babblers! How is everyone doing today
4:49 pm
Minveryork

By the way, congratulations to all the finishers! YAY!
4:50 pm
dianedecoder

hi Minver.... I still have 90 to go... no playing time today, but this evening looks somewhat free for me !
4:51 pm
Minveryork

I ahve 61 left and I am about to give up on the puzzle
4:52 pm
Minveryork

*have
4:52 pm
Kaplan the Magne

39. So near and yet so far.
4:52 pm
jesdraggon

hi min. doing well, just having fun explaining to the nice lady on the phone that the drugs her dog takes for heart failure are FOREVER, not just for a week.
4:52 pm
jesdraggon

heh
4:53 pm
pigeonman

Hi all. Could someone please clue the st7/36?
4:53 pm
Minveryork

I am giving up at 145 words and 1999 points. Time to do a story of clues.I'll also be here to give some clues.
4:54 pm
Minveryork

Have a feeling that my dog might have to take those drugs. Cavaliers are common to have heart problems.
4:55 pm
Minveryork

st7/36 word is s + indefinite article plus ***ole Kidman
4:55 pm
MollyL

st + female chicken + first part of frozen water
4:55 pm
Minveryork

Hello pigeonman! How are you doing? Welcome to grid
4:56 pm
pigeonman

Thank you. That's fireworks. I'm doing fine. Been gone from the grid for about 6 months. Thought it was time to exercise my brain again.
4:57 pm
dianedecoder

thanks Min & Molly... that was a bit of a weird word.
4:57 pm
Minveryork

Congratulations pigeonman on fireworks! Good for U!
4:58 pm
Minveryork

yw
5:03 pm
dianedecoder

aha.... a word with no vowels ! It looked Welsh to me, and it was :-)
5:05 pm
jesdraggon

yeah, heart failure is pretty common in little dogs in genera.
5:05 pm
jesdraggon

general
5:07 pm
MollyL

The Welsh don't seem to like vowels in their words.
5:10 pm
dianedecoder

nope :-) ... although they use Y quite a bit. One of my favourite names is Bronwyn.
5:11 pm
MollyL

That is a pretty name.
5:21 pm
jesdraggon

I like Raelynn
5:23 pm
MollyL

That is pretty too.
5:23 pm
boatierra

W is technically a vowel.
5:24 pm
Minveryork

Hello boatierra! How are you doing? Welcome to grid.
5:24 pm
boatierra

Hola :)
5:24 pm
Minveryork

How is W technically a vowel boatierra? I have never heard of that before. I know Y is sometimes a vowel.
5:25 pm
boatierra

It's something I learned in school eons ago. I'll look it up. Just a sec...
5:26 pm
Minveryork

After debating to ei 6/21 start grid, knowing I would not finish,or not do the grid at all, I decided to do at least half of it. Now he4/5 is a story. Tomorrow, I go back to work. Yonkers is wh 5/20 I work, so my daily commute th 5/12 begins tomorrow. I'll see my cr 4/9 of colleagues. It will be ni 4/5 to see everyone again. I look forward to being un5/12d with them tomorrow Not looking forward to seeing my Principal.She's such a sh5/20 with her tempers.Things always get te5/10 wh4/9ever she is around.She gives you st 5/10 looks all the time. My Assistant Principal is worse!She gives you even st 6/28 looks and things are te6/18 around her. Th 4/7 are so mean and th 5/12 demeanor is not so welcoming.Husband just walked in the room with a glass of wi 4/8 and wants the computer. It ir 4/4 me wh 4/9 he wants to use the computer.I'm going to go watch the ne 4/8. Th 4/5 I'm going to go read a book for the re 4/4 of the ni4/4. I'll return sometime after th 5/12 tomorrow when I return from work. Ni 6/18!
5:26 pm
jesdraggon

a, e, i, o, u, sometimes y, and rarely w. Or so I was told in school.
5:27 pm
Minveryork

Wow! I am a teacher and I have NEVER heard of that!
5:28 pm
jesdraggon

good story, min, i got several fishy little words that i hadn't noticed yet :)
5:28 pm
boatierra

Here is an explanation of the W as a vowel from one of my favorite sites Grammar Girl: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/w
hen-is-w-a-vowel.aspx
5:30 pm
MollyL

I'm with Jes. It's a sometimes vowel and rarely one in the English language.
5:32 pm
boatierra

It's a great bit of trivia to know, about W. I never get into the whole dipthong thing. My eyes begin to glaze over when I start reading that section ;)
5:33 pm
Minveryork

Thank you for posting that website boatierra. I just read it. I cannot wait to tell other teachers about it.
5:37 pm
uusue2

hi again, all! Long faculty senate meeting today, but it was the first one of the year. May the rest of them be shorter.
5:37 pm
Minveryork

Yes and this is what gets me excited in life: grammar trivia or English language trivia; and of course Babble
5:37 pm
Minveryork

Hello uusue2! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
5:37 pm
uusue2

I am good, min, how are you?
5:38 pm
Minveryork

I'm well, thank you. I just gave up on the grid and did story of clues. Now I have to mentally prepare myself for going back to work.So another school year begins
5:39 pm
uusue2

I saw your story, min, and it was very helpful. My school year began last week, already.
5:40 pm
Minveryork

Wow,you start early. You must get out earlier as well
5:40 pm
uusue2

Final exams are the first week in December.
5:43 pm
Minveryork

That is a cool icon picture you have uusue2! I should post a picture of Hurricane Irene approaching NYC.I found an awesome picture of the approaching cloud.
5:44 pm
uusue2

Are you actually in the city, Min?
5:45 pm
Minveryork

I'm about 2 hours away from the city thank goodness
5:46 pm
boatierra

Sorry, I was off answering emails. My pleasure :)
5:53 pm
uusue2

ok, I am tired so even though it is hot outside (it will be much hotter tomorrow, sad to say) I am going to walk home. See you all later!
6:03 pm
jesdraggon

bye, uusue
6:04 pm
kje

cr5?
6:07 pm
MollyL

All consonants...Welsh word...sounds like the edge of bread
6:07 pm
MollyL

With a lisp
6:09 pm
kje

sheesh
6:09 pm
kje

got it - ty
6:11 pm
crosshair

have got to love the welsh words:)
6:11 pm
kje

no I don't gotta - lol
6:11 pm
crosshair

well cwms to you;P
6:12 pm
periwinkle

hello all, have the cfi8 and ei8.help with last 8 pls
6:12 pm
kje

se8
6:13 pm
periwinkle

ty will look
6:18 pm
crosshair

ahh found the se 8,now i have se****** in my mind
6:19 pm
crosshair

or as george costanza,s dad would say "se****** now!"
6:19 pm
kje

good clue, cross!
6:19 pm
crosshair

lolty
6:29 pm
kje

st7/36?
6:33 pm
MollyL

st+ female chicken + first part of frozen water
6:35 pm
kje

ty!
6:36 pm
MollyL

: )
6:37 pm
uusue2

hi again, all, I am home and very hot
6:46 pm
kje

FW!!!
6:46 pm
uusue2

yay, kje!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6:48 pm
Minveryork

Congratulations kje on your fireworks! Good for you!
6:49 pm
kje

hey min!
6:49 pm
Minveryork

Hello periwinkle! How are you doing? Welcome to grid.
6:50 pm
kje

I need to think of dinner before the munchies hit and i eat everythig in sight
6:50 pm
kje

don't really want to cook though
6:50 pm
kje

maybe sushi... they deliver
6:51 pm
periwinkle

have not had any good sushi lately:(
6:51 pm
kje

this place is pretty good...
6:52 pm
periwinkle

do you think they would deliver to PA:)
6:53 pm
kje

that would be a very expensive delivery fee
6:54 pm
kje

bbl
7:00 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye kje! I will see you tomorrow in the chat log.
7:00 pm
uusue2

ok, I am hungry and bored (and don't want to do actual work). Going to see if there is anything to eat in the kitchen that takes no effort.
7:02 pm
Minveryork

I just took out left over London Broil & nuked it. Talk about no effort!I am eating w/fingers so no effort in cutting London Broil as well. I love this kind of dinner.
7:05 pm
welki

<-- ordered pizza online. not the best nutrition-wise, but i made a drink while waiting, so that balances everything out :)
7:05 pm
welki

and .. hi, everyone!
7:06 pm
rururocks

se 8/50 ? please
7:07 pm
welki

hi ru .. calm, peaceful .. or like george constanza's dad says, "SE****** now!"
7:08 pm
Minveryork

Hello welki!How are you doing? Welcome to the puzzle
7:08 pm
Minveryork

Hello rururocks! How are you doing? Welcome to grid.
7:08 pm
Minveryork

Sorry, I do not have se 8/50. Gave up on this puzzle.
7:08 pm
rururocks

I have no idea who george constanza is?
7:09 pm
doseffing

... seinfeld show ... jason alexander's character
7:09 pm
Minveryork

George Castanza is a character that is on Seinfeld.
7:09 pm
welki

ok ... if i'm seeking a peaceful existence with calm all around me, i'm seeking se*******
7:09 pm
Minveryork

Hi doseffing! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
7:09 pm
rururocks

thank you
7:09 pm
rururocks

got it finally
7:09 pm
doseffing

... good to see you again min
7:10 pm
welki

ohhhhh ... g-d grand me the se******* to ....
7:10 pm
Minveryork

Thanks doseffing, you too. Did you finish the grid yet
7:11 pm
doseffing

... no no ... 18 left ... ... working up the list
7:11 pm
Minveryork

Grant me the serenity to not kick my hubby's arse to the moon and beyond!
7:11 pm
HarryHood

hi hi
7:11 pm
HarryHood

64 left, and I'm at a big wall
7:11 pm
welki

you won't have to worry ... doubt his boot will reach into the PB, min :)
7:11 pm
Minveryork

I have a story of clues in profile if you need doseffing
7:11 pm
Minveryork

Hello HarryHood! How are you doing? Welcome to grid
7:11 pm
welki

(or your boot, from the PB .. oops)
7:12 pm
welki

hi, harry
7:12 pm
Minveryork

Oops, sorry!
7:12 pm
HarryHood

hah
7:12 pm
doseffing

... your stories are entertaining but I leave them for the end ... ...
7:12 pm
HarryHood

hi welki , min, all
7:13 pm
HarryHood

just got power back last evening
7:13 pm
welki

did the kids think it was a grand adventure? (i know you didn't ... horrible being without power for so long!)
7:14 pm
HarryHood

I actually was fine with it. we had hot water, and a stove with gas, and no television
7:14 pm
Minveryork

wh 5/20 in Connecticut do you live HarryHood.Sister lives in Goshen, CT but she never lost her electricity.
7:14 pm
HarryHood

walking down the quiet street at night was great, seeing the stars with no streetlights
7:14 pm
Minveryork

However,other people in Goshen DID lose their power
7:14 pm
HarryHood

until my down-the-street neighbor fired up his generator....ugh
7:14 pm
HarryHood

new haven, min
7:15 pm
welki

then, not so bad, harry. could cook and keep clean ... the rest is easy (and boyhowdy, oh-so-ever-nice without the television!)
7:15 pm
MollyL

So many people have commented on how nice it was to see more stars with less lights on.
7:15 pm
Minveryork

I hear generators going by me too. I did not lose any power,but others around on next street over did lose
7:16 pm
Minveryork

MollyL, it would be ni4/5 if you could join me in the PB
7:16 pm
HarryHood

holy cow I missed that ni4
7:16 pm
MollyL

Yes, but we can't see the stars in there.
7:17 pm
HarryHood

and a sweet ni6 to boot
7:17 pm
HarryHood

and another ni6!
7:17 pm
welki

<-- voluntarily joins min in the PB because of a hyphenated faux pas that was just noticed
7:18 pm
Minveryork

Th 5/12 are lots of goodies in the Penalty Box MollyL.
7:18 pm
HarryHood

heh
7:18 pm
HarryHood

56 to go!
7:18 pm
MollyL

Hyphenated faux pas sounds like a double-jointed ballet move
7:19 pm
welki

heh? i may not be pretty, but i'm honest *lol*
7:19 pm
Minveryork

Yes & welki will be joining the re 4/4 of us too MollyL.
7:19 pm
MollyL

I can see lots of stars out behind my place when my neighbors annoying, way too bright motion sensor light isn't on.
7:20 pm
welki

uhm, molly? get in he** now :)
7:21 pm
HarryHood

ok...54...listing
7:21 pm
Minveryork

I brought some great tasting wi 4/8 w/me for the PB.
7:21 pm
MollyL

*Relaxes in hammock, star gazing and ignores the PB*
7:21 pm
Minveryork

I think we have th5/12 people in the Penalty Box now
7:23 pm
Minveryork

MollyL,am I going to have to pull you into Penalty Box by your nose hairs with my tw 7/64s?
7:23 pm
welki

done .. can clue for a couple of minutes if anyone needs a hand
7:23 pm
Minveryork

Congratulations welki on your fireworks! Good for U!
7:23 pm
HarryHood

oh! nice tw!
7:23 pm
HarryHood

ack! pb :(
7:24 pm
welki

thanks ... and welcome in, harry
7:24 pm
MollyL

Damn, don't mess with Min.
7:25 pm
welki

she has powers, molly
7:26 pm
HarryHood

cr5?
7:26 pm
MollyL

Watch your nose hairs Harry
7:27 pm
Minveryork

If I REALLY had powers,I'd have the cr5 word already\
7:27 pm
welki

oh harry, it's a horrible word to clue, all consonants .. sounds like plural of cr 4/9 with a lisp
7:27 pm
MollyL

cr5...Welsh...all consonants...sounds like what surrounds a piece of bread, with a lisp
7:27 pm
welki

(don't forget to leave out the vowel)
7:27 pm
doseffing

... cr5 is a word without vowels
7:28 pm
welki

sounds like an old peter and gordon song, a world without love :)
7:28 pm
HarryHood

got it
7:28 pm
HarryHood

ugh
7:29 pm
welki

gotta go ... bye!
7:29 pm
Minveryork

Unless it has a letter W. As we we 4/8 told before by someone(I forget who),letter W is a vowel sometimes
7:29 pm
doseffing

... hey ... I've been waiting 30 years to use that word ... ... saw it in the Scrabble dictionary
7:30 pm
Minveryork

Still can't get over that fact though. I never knew it.
7:30 pm
doseffing

... W is occasionally a vowel in Welsh ... ... it's only three letters but if you play Scrabble ... cwm ... is acceptable too
7:30 pm
wht

Hello Babblers, how are folks tonight?
7:31 pm
Minveryork

Hello wht! How are you doing? Welcome to the puzzle.
7:31 pm
Minveryork

Well it's also occassionally a vowel in English doseffing
7:31 pm
MollyL

The old saying wh4 I was in school was "vowels are a,e,i,o,u and sometimes y and w". That is why people here clue with "sometimes vowel" for y and w.
7:32 pm
wht

c's crushed. 40 left.
7:32 pm
MollyL

Okay, what is an English word where W is a vowel?
7:32 pm
Minveryork

I have never seen sometimes vowel clued for letter W
7:32 pm
doseffing

... never heard of "sometimes w" but I'll take your word for it
7:32 pm
Minveryork

Congrats wht!
7:33 pm
rururocks

ye7?
7:33 pm
Minveryork

I remember,it was boetierra (sp) who told us about W
7:33 pm
MollyL

Sounds like a cowboy movie
7:33 pm
doseffing

... sounds like a type of movie that would have had John Wayne in it
7:33 pm
wht

I remember them saying that w could be a vowel when I was in school, but I can't remember them ever giving any examples of when it was.
7:34 pm
Minveryork

W is sometimes a vowel when it is used in a dipthong.
7:34 pm
rururocks

weird.. thanks Molly
7:34 pm
Minveryork

This is the site she posted that explains W as a vowel
7:34 pm
Minveryork

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/w
hen-is-w-a-vowel.aspx
7:35 pm
MollyL

No offense Min, but I think the whole dipthong thing is loopy. Someone would say a word like FEW has two consonants and a vowel.
7:35 pm
wht

My kids would find it strange that they didn't have any examples because they we4 convinced we must have spoken Middle English when I was a kid.
7:36 pm
MollyL

Not grunts and gestures Wht?
7:36 pm
Minveryork

I so agree MollyL,but I still like learning fun trivia like the one boeterra posted. I still do not think of it as a vowel.But I can see why letter Y is sometimes a vowel
7:37 pm
wht

They did ask me once if I knew Julius Ceasar.
7:37 pm
HarryHood

heehee just got the ei8
7:37 pm
MollyL

I think Y got nominated as a sometimes vowel because certain countries insist on spelling words like TIRE, TYRE.
7:37 pm
Minveryork

I am off to take a shower and watch my soaps. Bye all
7:38 pm
Minveryork

Goodnight to my fellow babblers! I'll see you tomorrow
7:38 pm
HarryHood

night min
7:39 pm
MollyL

And yet HIRE is not HYRE and DIRE is not DYRE. So just go and ponder on that.
7:41 pm
carleekat

whats wrong with tyre molls :p
7:41 pm
carleekat

tell us how u really feel molls :p
7:42 pm
crosshair

rest of us just wonder why the us is the last one measuring in cubits? lol...have a good night all..poink
7:42 pm
wht

Night crossy
7:42 pm
carleekat

night crossy
7:43 pm
wht

I remember seeing one of the corallaries to Murphy's law: Specifications will always be in the least useful units. For instance velocity will be expressed in furlongs per fortnight.
7:45 pm
carleekat

hehehe that funny wht
7:45 pm
carleekat

ok..i am off to read
7:45 pm
carleekat

night all
7:45 pm
wht

Night carlle
7:46 pm
wht

h's handled
7:47 pm
MollyL

Oops, I guess I annoyed the lurking Canadians. I shall shuteth upeth now.
7:48 pm
wht

I just found the in6, no wonder this grid was making me buggy.
7:49 pm
jmcnrick

*crickets*
7:49 pm
jmcnrick

hi all
7:49 pm
wht

Hi jmc
7:50 pm
72 Temple Owl

they are chirping away he4... hi all
7:51 pm
jmcnrick

hi TO
7:51 pm
jmcnrick

molly come back you always intertain me
7:52 pm
jmcnrick

ahem *entertain
7:52 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi je
7:52 pm
jmcnrick

itch is my phantom today
7:52 pm
72 Temple Owl

wh4 does school start? hmm, i can see converation will be difficult tonight
7:53 pm
jmcnrick

depends TO mine already started
7:54 pm
wht

The school my wife works at started on Monday for the teachers and the kids started yesterday.
7:55 pm
wht

Some schools around here were supposed to start this week but have been delayed for lack of things like electricity.
7:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

so you are iat your sister's?
7:59 pm
wht

Can I get a clue for the se8?
8:02 pm
72 Temple Owl

not from me ;(
8:03 pm
bojazz

se8 = peaceful
8:03 pm
jmcnrick

yes i am in Ft Valley VA
8:04 pm
jmcnrick

hmmm
8:04 pm
wht

ty bojazz
8:05 pm
jmcnrick

ty bojazz
8:06 pm
jmcnrick

more peacefulness
8:06 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty
8:07 pm
72 Temple Owl

is it beautiful th5?
8:10 pm
jmcnrick

yes it is even though i do not sleep well in the country
8:10 pm
wht

st7,36? for fireworks.
8:10 pm
jmcnrick

she lives on a hill side with a view into the Ft Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains
8:11 pm
wht

That sounds lovely, jmc
8:11 pm
jmcnrick

st+ female chicken + first part of frozen water
8:12 pm
wht

Just kind of rolls off your tongue, jmc.
ty
8:12 pm
wht

Fireworks
8:12 pm
jmcnrick

that is the word i should have used in my fb description of standing on the second floor of the missing back of my house with the hurricane blowing rain through my hair and dress
8:13 pm
jmcnrick

whoooo hoooo wht!
8:13 pm
jmcnrick

all hail the king
8:14 pm
72 Temple Owl

grats wht
8:14 pm
wht

jmc, I hadn't realized that your house had been so badly damaged. Was it wind, flood or a tree?
8:15 pm
jmcnrick

it was construction
8:16 pm
jmcnrick

unfortunately the hurricane did not get the memo
8:17 pm
jmcnrick

so instead of sleeping happily in my bed knowing it was only a category 1 hurricane (having lived through several 3,4 and 5 growing up) i was trying to mitigate the damage of only having a plastic tarp between me and the elements
8:17 pm
jmcnrick

fun fun fun
8:17 pm
72 Temple Owl

ei 8 pls?
8:17 pm
wht

They are notorious for not following instructions. They seemed to have missed the memo about Vermont being landlocked and not a place for hurricane damage.
8:18 pm
72 Temple Owl

that is just astounding to me
8:18 pm
jmcnrick

a very very smart person is called this genius's name
8:18 pm
jmcnrick

well it is the habit of those silly people living in valleys that got them
8:20 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty ridiculous it should be accepted by enable
8:20 pm
wht

And why would you run the roads through the valleys rather than just right over the mountains?
8:24 pm
stidmama

Hey all, waiting for Tom's plane to land. How's the grid?
8:25 pm
stidmama

Oh my fav welsh instrument is here!!!
8:25 pm
Mark Jones

Hello peoples!
8:26 pm
stidmama

Hey mark
8:27 pm
Mark Jones

How are you stid?
8:28 pm
jmcnrick

hi stiddie and mark
8:28 pm
stidmama

Unemployed, but still optimistic. How are you Mark?
8:28 pm
stidmama

Hey jmc
8:28 pm
wht

There are a few oddities in the grid but it is not too bad, stid.
8:29 pm
Mark Jones

Hi jmc, I am doing quite well. Having fun around here.
8:29 pm
Mark Jones

sorry
8:29 pm
stidmama

Thanks wht, I have 3 words so far but too frustrating to enter when on my phone.
8:30 pm
72 Temple Owl

ye7 pls/
8:31 pm
wht

Rhymes with a cowboy movie, TO
8:31 pm
jmcnrick

wh*** is he** mark? we** you affected but the hurricane (I will listen to you even while you are in the pb)
8:31 pm
uusue2

hi again, all!
8:32 pm
jmcnrick

hi uu
8:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty,since i just got the we, i did not thinkof that
8:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

and i bid you good night, and happy babbling.
8:32 pm
Mark Jones

The Midwest area. I travel a lot, so there is nothing THAT permanent for me.
8:32 pm
Mark Jones

Hi uu!
8:33 pm
Mark Jones

Bye TO!
8:33 pm
uusue2

TO, the ei8 word turns out to be (besides the obvious) a unit used in chemistry and biology; I put it in the physics babblets (since it is named for a physicist)
8:33 pm
BzznBea

st7?
8:33 pm
72 Temple Owl

bye!
8:34 pm
stidmama

well, tom should be landing soon. back this evening or tomorrow.. (scatters choclits and hugs liberally) *poof*
8:34 pm
Mark Jones

LAter stid.
8:34 pm
wht

There are two st7's. One is more st5,10
8:35 pm
wht

The other is st + chicken + most of frozen water
8:35 pm
BzznBea

I need the other one.
8:35 pm
wht

Night TO and stid
8:36 pm
wht

I am off myself. Night all.
8:36 pm
uusue2

ok, well, that was fun. I am still tired and am going to go back to rotting my brain in front of the TV with trashy novels.
8:36 pm
Mark Jones

See you later uu and wht.
8:38 pm
jmcnrick

bye wht
8:38 pm
jmcnrick

bye uu
8:40 pm
Shirlockc

ni6/27?
8:41 pm
Mark Jones

ni+ third letter than fifth letter+ thank you in text language.
8:42 pm
jmcnrick

huh?
8:42 pm
Shirlockc

thx mark
8:42 pm
jmcnrick

oh
8:43 pm
Mark Jones

You are quite welcome.
8:44 pm
Mark Jones

OK, I am going too. TIme to listen to my Pandora account and watch the Cubs game. Later!
8:45 pm
BzznBea

The second se5/10?
8:45 pm
BzznBea

Got it.
8:48 pm
BzznBea

re6/21 and re6/18?
8:51 pm
BzznBea

Got them both and that is fireworks. MNight all.
8:56 pm
jmcnrick

whoo hooo bzzn
8:57 pm
jmcnrick

sorry you were neglected i was doing homework
9:01 pm
jmcnrick

*crickets*
9:03 pm
hpb

hey, could I get clues for the right-side E and W? I need them for NBT.
9:07 pm
jmcnrick

just a minute
9:07 pm
jmcnrick

ey4/6
9:07 pm
hpb

aha. thx.
9:08 pm
hpb

and I got a we4
9:08 pm
jmcnrick

we4/8 a word that sounds like an antiquated to be word
9:08 pm
jmcnrick

wtg!
9:08 pm
hpb

it's been a while since I babbled. I'm rusty!
9:09 pm
jmcnrick

there is a welsh babblet today too
9:09 pm
jmcnrick

cr5
9:09 pm
hpb

hmm, too bad i don't know any welsh.
9:10 pm
jmcnrick

it uses the second sometimes vowel and no real vowel and is a stringed instrument
9:11 pm
hpb

there has to be a w in there somewhere, right?
9:11 pm
jmcnrick

yep
9:12 pm
hpb

but it's not crwyr. hmmm
9:12 pm
jmcnrick

i used google to find it
9:13 pm
hpb

ah, the mighty google. thanks!
9:13 pm
jmcnrick

nope only one sometimes vowel not both!
9:14 pm
hpb

I didn't realize w could be a vowel! the things you learn in babbleland...
9:14 pm
jmcnrick

aeiou and sometimes y and w is what i learned
9:17 pm
hpb

I'm off to lickety. thanks for your help!
9:18 pm
jmcnrick

yw and i can still clue if you need
9:18 pm
jmcnrick

of course i have 121 left haha
9:26 pm
lbdawger

go jmc, go!
9:26 pm
jmcnrick

haha lbd i am down to 98
9:27 pm
lbdawger

wtg!
9:28 pm
lbdawger

here to clue if needed
9:28 pm
jmcnrick

okay i am sure i will need it but puttering through right now
9:29 pm
lbdawger

okay, just holler when you're ready
9:30 pm
jmcnrick

:-)
9:30 pm
jmcnrick

i am surprised it is so quiet tonight
9:30 pm
lbdawger

me too, i thought there'd be a bunch of folks chatting. must be storming
9:31 pm
jmcnrick

well and some still without electricity
9:31 pm
lbdawger

so true. i hope all the east coasters are faring well.
9:32 pm
jmcnrick

the valley in va in which i am staying (notice how i avoided grid words) was untouched by the hurricane
9:32 pm
lbdawger

friend in connecticut said he's out of power, had to go to work to get coffee! lol
9:33 pm
jmcnrick

haha
9:33 pm
lbdawger

thank goodness for being in a safe place, jmc
9:33 pm
jmcnrick

i am now i wasn't during the hurricane--i was trying to keep the tarp on the back of my house to little success
9:34 pm
lbdawger

i just looked at your profile. holy buckets! how's the renovation coming?
9:35 pm
jmcnrick

well the hurricane set it back a bit but i finally got the permit so i am hoping when i go home thursday night i will see some progress
9:35 pm
jmcnrick

good planning eh?
9:35 pm
lbdawger

sans the hurricane, how long was the job suppose to take?
9:36 pm
jmcnrick

sans hold up on the permit due to the permit approver's wife dieing it was suppose to take 8 to 10 weeks
9:36 pm
jmcnrick

the permit was originally filed in late may
9:37 pm
jmcnrick

*sigh*
9:37 pm
lbdawger

sorry to hear about the permit approver's wife. how sad. geez, it takes 3 months to get a buidling permit?
9:38 pm
lbdawger

so barring any other natural disasters, you might be back into your kitchen just in time for thanksgiving!
9:38 pm
jmcnrick

well summer is a busy season for permits and this summer saw a miniboom of home improvements since no one could buy a new house and then the staff was cut in half so. . .
9:38 pm
jmcnrick

the earthquake didn't set me back at all! haha
9:39 pm
jmcnrick

does matches not play anymore?
9:39 pm
lbdawger

Oivay!
9:39 pm
lbdawger

matches?
9:40 pm
jmcnrick

i am counting on enough progress before katia comes north that i won't have to try to nail the plastic tarp in the hurricane
9:40 pm
jmcnrick

she has a pink icon -- haven't seen her for a while
9:40 pm
lbdawger

i'm hoping katia decides to peter out before coming close to the US
9:40 pm
jmcnrick

lots of people seem to have fallen away--never see pini anymore either
9:41 pm
jmcnrick

*wanders to empty pb*
9:41 pm
lbdawger

now that schools are starting i bet a lot of folks are getting less babble time
9:41 pm
jmcnrick

last ce5/12 please
9:42 pm
lbdawger

ce + ***ck it in your ear (not really)
9:42 pm
lbdawger

*takes raspberry chocolate cheesecake to PB*
9:46 pm
jmcnrick

ty for both!
9:46 pm
jmcnrick

mmmm fresh raspberries
9:47 pm
lbdawger

had a bumper crop of raspberries this year. hubz forgot to pick them when i was in Denver. had a lot of dried berries!
9:48 pm
jmcnrick

dried on the cane or you dried them?
9:48 pm
lbdawger

dried on the cane.
9:48 pm
lbdawger

picked them and tossed them to the birds.
9:48 pm
jmcnrick

oh too bad--can you save them
9:49 pm
lbdawger

more like raisins, not very tasty
9:51 pm
jmcnrick

ci6/24?
9:52 pm
lbdawger

rhymes with what a snake does...sl*****s thru the grass
9:52 pm
jmcnrick

ty
9:53 pm
jmcnrick

is the second ci7 related to the 6/7/8?
9:54 pm
lbdawger

yup, plural
9:54 pm
jmcnrick

ah ty c crushed!
9:55 pm
lbdawger

go jmc!
9:56 pm
lbdawger

i can't believe ei8 is allowed. sheesh!
9:56 pm
jmcnrick

er 5/12 please
9:56 pm
jmcnrick

that boy is a real ei8
9:56 pm
jmcnrick

actually uu says it is a physic term
9:57 pm
lbdawger

first er5 is to build
9:57 pm
jmcnrick

you know i thought that but didn't see it
9:57 pm
jmcnrick

someday i will just type a word i think of
9:58 pm
lbdawger

that's how i get a lot of my words. i guess my brain sees them but the eyeballs go wonky
9:59 pm
jmcnrick

e erased
9:59 pm
lbdawger

well my dear, i need to hit the pillows, just yawned hard enough to pop my jaw! owie
9:59 pm
jmcnrick

sometimes i am about to type in the chog a word is a phantom but i have learned to always try it first!
10:00 pm
jmcnrick

well go to bed dear i will muddle through or not as the case may be
10:00 pm
lbdawger

go to lickety and more words. see you tomorrow!
10:00 pm
jmcnrick

bye
10:00 pm
lbdawger

poof
10:01 pm
jmcnrick

65 left
10:07 pm
jmcnrick

55 left
10:08 pm
gremlinn

goes pretty quickly today
10:08 pm
jmcnrick

good to know grem
10:08 pm
gremlinn

lots of words concentrated in a small area
10:08 pm
jmcnrick

you do it this morning
10:09 pm
gremlinn

yeah, right after midnight, stayed up late
10:09 pm
gremlinn

usually I do it at my lunch break at work then finish in the evening at home
10:10 pm
jmcnrick

my schedule is so fluid now i am not getting things done like babbling
10:10 pm
jmcnrick

it was better doing at work :-)
10:12 pm
mkg

i would love clues for the 8 letter words plesae.
10:12 pm
jmcnrick

hi mkg
10:12 pm
jmcnrick

ei8 is a genius in physics we all know
10:12 pm
jmcnrick

se8 is peacefulness
10:14 pm
gremlinn

ei6 -> change first letter to a ci6, then extend by a letter at the end twice to reach ci8
10:14 pm
jmcnrick

ci8 is a pl of the word before it kinda like what some people have if they are not hooked up to a water company
10:17 pm
jmcnrick

45 left
10:17 pm
mkg

ty all. got ei genius. didnt get se or ci 8s. darn. trying but not getting them.
10:18 pm
jmcnrick

on the moon one of the craters is called the sea of se8
10:18 pm
gremlinn

se8 to accept the things you cannot change
10:18 pm
mkg

got the ci 8. ty
10:18 pm
rbud

in AA they have the se8 prayer
10:18 pm
jmcnrick

ah good one grem
10:18 pm
jmcnrick

hi rbud
10:19 pm
rbud

like grem said, lol!
10:19 pm
mkg

i was thinking of serene but not in grid.
10:19 pm
rbud

hi, jmc!
10:19 pm
rbud

lengthen it out, mkg
10:20 pm
mkg

trying
10:22 pm
mkg

not getting it at all.
10:22 pm
rbud

drop last vowel, add big town New York C***
10:24 pm
rbud

it's very twisty in the grid
10:24 pm
mkg

ty got it. super clue rbud.
10:25 pm
jmcnrick

god grant me the se8 to accept the things i cannot change, the strength to change the things i can and the wisdom to know the difference
10:25 pm
DR1965

does the ci8 build on the ci6 and 7?
10:25 pm
jmcnrick

yes dr
10:26 pm
DR1965

ok ty JMC
10:26 pm
gremlinn

but not the plural ci7
10:26 pm
jmcnrick

pl the 7
10:26 pm
gremlinn

there's another ci7 off the same ci6
10:26 pm
torgone

Heyas kids ..
10:26 pm
jmcnrick

next pl the 6 :-)
10:26 pm
DR1965

ty got them
10:26 pm
rbud

my fave is: "God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference."
10:26 pm
jmcnrick

hey torgie long time no see
10:26 pm
jmcnrick

yw dr
10:27 pm
jmcnrick

help with the it5 please
10:27 pm
rbud

just like the ci6 only with no C
10:27 pm
torgone

I'm a blit***ing idiot ..
10:28 pm
rbud

good one, torg! :)
10:28 pm
jmcnrick

ty rb and don't be so hard on yourself torg
10:28 pm
jmcnrick

i should remember that babblet
10:29 pm
jmcnrick

last ni5?
10:30 pm
gremlinn

like metre is to meter
10:30 pm
jmcnrick

ty grem
10:32 pm
jmcnrick

35 left
10:33 pm
torgone

15 here ..
10:33 pm
jmcnrick

wtg torg
10:37 pm
jmcnrick

25 left
10:39 pm
torgone

Go go jmc!
10:40 pm
jmcnrick

i am catching up
10:42 pm
jmcnrick

15 left
10:43 pm
torgone

7 ..
10:44 pm
jmcnrick

10
10:45 pm
torgone

4 ..
10:47 pm
jmcnrick

8
10:48 pm
torgone

uno ..
10:48 pm
jmcnrick

go torg go!
10:48 pm
gremlinn

It's a torgone conclusion...
10:48 pm
jmcnrick

haha grem
10:50 pm
jmcnrick

6
10:52 pm
jmcnrick

5
10:52 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Evening everyone.
10:52 pm
jmcnrick

3 -- i am not down until i am out! haha
10:53 pm
jmcnrick

hi peach
10:54 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Don't know if I can finish this one....will try. May I please have a clue for ne7-32? Thanks
10:54 pm
gremlinn

ne7 this nor that
10:54 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Thanks much, grem.
10:55 pm
jmcnrick

2
10:56 pm
Nef

Hi again. Looks like I won't finish again; 140 words left to find!
10:57 pm
jmcnrick

hi nef
10:57 pm
Nef

hi jmc. What happened with your water situation the other night? Did you get flooded?
10:58 pm
stidmama

Tom and I are home: I did NOT get my dream job at the local school so will be available to sub in the south Puget Sound region this school year. LOL it's just as well. Some of the kids would have freaked out if they had me for a teacher again!
10:58 pm
jmcnrick

my tarp ripped off so i nailed it down the best i could, dammed up the wall with towels, picked up the stuff on the floor and went to bed
10:58 pm
stidmama

YAY tor???
10:59 pm
jmcnrick

my bedroom had water half way across it in the morning and my first floor brand new ceiling is damaged but that is all
10:59 pm
jmcnrick

i was wondering myself stiddie
10:59 pm
Nef

you were brave, going to bed with all that going on!
10:59 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

Oh, jmc. But you are alive....bless you.
11:00 pm
Nef

hi stid and gapeach!
11:00 pm
jmcnrick

nothing left to do after i did that so might as well nef
11:01 pm
jmcnrick

but please feel free to have an image of me with my long hair and pioneer dress drenched and blowing in the wind as i pounded nails protecting what is mine from the unforgiving elements
11:01 pm
Nef

I cannot imagine how awful that would be; I'd be a puddle of tears myself
11:01 pm
stidmama

jmc has nerves of steel...
11:01 pm
jmcnrick

especially since i was standing on an open second floor
11:01 pm
stidmama

*admiring mama look*
11:01 pm
Nef

WOW! What a sight!
11:01 pm
negativeneil

Ugh, jmc... how are things now?
11:01 pm
jmcnrick

haha i was in a puddle of tears--i called the boy at 2 am and sobbed into my phone
11:01 pm
gapeach1066@yaho

You are a woman among women.
11:01 pm
negativeneil

Oh no!
11:02 pm
stidmama

me, I just need a small wind and I fall apart. Anyway, sweet dreams all. *poof*
11:02 pm
Nef

(((Jmc)))
11:02 pm
jmcnrick

things are well neil the umbrella worked for quite while until the tarp blew off
11:02 pm
jmcnrick

bye stiddie
11:02 pm
negativeneil

Oh did it? I wondered about that!
11:03 pm
jmcnrick

i found it after having given its all the next morning--it died for its home
11:03 pm
negativeneil

Tarp blew right off? Oh geez! So you had all the water just coming in? Must've been flooded in there?
11:03 pm
jmcnrick

last se5/10 please
11:03 pm
Nef

such a faithful umbrella!
11:04 pm
negativeneil

Aww. What a heroic umbrella.
11:04 pm
jmcnrick

i went out on the landing and nailed it to the scaffolding so that it didn't blow completely away but yes i did have a good bit of flooding onthe second floor
11:04 pm
negativeneil

Last se5,10 -- drier.
11:04 pm
gremlinn

umbrellievable!
11:04 pm
negativeneil

Oh man.
11:04 pm
jmcnrick

i thought so too--i can't quite decide what to do with the poor little thing
11:04 pm
negativeneil

Sorry, that's not the last one.
11:05 pm
negativeneil

The last se5,10 -- se + not out.
11:05 pm
jmcnrick

oh good because i wasn't able to make it work
11:05 pm
negativeneil

Didn't look closely enough there, sorry!
11:05 pm
Nef

bronze it and hang it up as a chandelire
11:05 pm
jmcnrick

ty neil
11:05 pm
jmcnrick

haha that is a thought nef
11:05 pm
negativeneil

Haha, Nef... that would be so attractive.
11:06 pm
jmcnrick

okay for fw first re word
11:06 pm
jmcnrick

torg are you around???
11:06 pm
gremlinn

a square is a ****angle, plus vowel
11:06 pm
Nef

Just think of the tales you could tell that way....!
11:06 pm
jmcnrick

i don't want to just throw it out but i probably will
11:06 pm
gremlinn

oops, thought you were asking for a hint...well, there it is
11:07 pm
torgone

Yep - Got fws a few minutes ago ..
11:07 pm
jmcnrick

i was i was grem
11:07 pm
jmcnrick

i thought so torg
11:07 pm
jmcnrick

fw for me too now
11:07 pm
negativeneil

Yes, Nef. That would be a real conversation piece, if nothing else.
11:07 pm
jmcnrick

haha nef like i need any prodding to tell tales
11:08 pm
Nef

YAY, YAY, torg and jmc!!! WTG!!!
11:08 pm
jmcnrick

whoo hoo torgie
11:08 pm
jmcnrick

if icons could roll eyes. . .
11:09 pm
negativeneil

Icons?
11:10 pm
negativeneil

You mean like an avatar picture? I have photos of me rolling my eyes [I do that a lot] but nothing animated though.
11:15 pm
jmcnrick

i was just making a joke about my telling stories all the time
11:15 pm
jillibus

We call these pictures icons, not avatars, neil. Hello all!
11:15 pm
negativeneil

Well they are either.
11:16 pm
negativeneil

And hi!
11:16 pm
gremlinn

I'll call them minipics, just to be different.
11:17 pm
jmcnrick

jilli does my house count as an endangered species ;
11:17 pm
negativeneil

Sure, why not?
11:17 pm
jmcnrick

;-)
11:17 pm
negativeneil

I think it might, jmc.
11:18 pm
jmcnrick

i am excited to go home tomorrow night and see the progress!
11:22 pm
negativeneil

Oh, you have people there working on it ?
11:27 pm
jillibus

not endangered any more, jmc!
11:28 pm
jillibus

Just changed my ICON to the next theme -- Delftware.
11:30 pm
jillibus

(Neil, we have daily icon themes for those who enjoy doing that. They'r listed in my profile. Sprite, in the Netherlands, collects them from those who suggest them)
11:30 pm
jmcnrick

i do them sometimes but right now my theme is the progress on my house
11:30 pm
jillibus

And I'm tired so it's typo time ;-)
11:31 pm
jmcnrick

not enough typos to even notice!
11:32 pm
jillibus

just you wait!
11:33 pm
Fauxmage

Evening, Babblers.
11:33 pm
jillibus

and it will be fascinating to watch the progress, jmc!
11:33 pm
jillibus

Hi faux
11:34 pm
jillibus

I have 77 to go -- no hope. Busy day.
11:35 pm
Fauxmage

Hi Jill.
11:38 pm
jillibus

It was actually rather a lucky day. I took some things to the local Thrift Shop and on my way out spotted a suede jacket which said " You gotta have me". It's very stylish and a gorgeous shade of red wine, and it fit perfectly and is in perfect condition. It cost all of $10! Probably originally about $200! Wow!
11:45 pm
negativeneil

Hi Laura!
11:46 pm
negativeneil

I realize that jilli [about icon themes].
11:46 pm
Fauxmage

Hi Neil. :o)
11:48 pm
negativeneil

I'm laughing at this one:
11:48 pm
negativeneil

10 Sep - Crazy Hairdos
11:49 pm
negativeneil

I can just use an old photo of me with my hair growing in... it's very coarse, curly and unruly. I look like a mad scientist or someone who just stepped out of a 70's discotheque when it's growing in any longer than a very short haircut.
11:54 pm
jmcnrick

i went to a thrift store today too to buy a sweater ($5) but found a cute jacket and found out at the register it was 50 cents
11:54 pm
Fauxmage

I don't have any funny hairdo pictures.
11:54 pm
negativeneil

You'll have to work on that, Laura. ;)
11:55 pm
jmcnrick

same as me faux -- could use a pic of someone else though
11:55 pm
negativeneil

I love finding bargains like that!
11:55 pm
Fauxmage

Oh wait, I do! A friend photoshopped me in a beehive sorta thing.
11:55 pm
joey

help with the second st , the 7/36 please
11:55 pm
jmcnrick

i was very happy
11:56 pm
Fauxmage

Made me bald too.
11:56 pm
negativeneil

Haha, Laura. You've got some funny morphed photos of yourself too.
11:56 pm
negativeneil

Bald might work? Although isn't that a hair un-do?
11:56 pm
jmcnrick

st+chicken+most of frozen water
11:56 pm
jillibus

wow, jmc, you did even better than I did.
11:56 pm
negativeneil

Ugh. A hair un-do.
11:57 pm
jmcnrick

huh? how jilli? oh you mean the jacket--yes i was pleased
11:57 pm
negativeneil

Hell yeah, getting a jacket for only 50 cents? I love thrift shops.
11:57 pm
jmcnrick

i should go to sleep as i have an early class but i am too close to flip to leave
11:57 pm
MLFAN17

hello
11:57 pm
joey

thanks, jmcnrick. firewords
11:58 pm
jmcnrick

i was hoping for a book on tape
11:58 pm
jillibus

a jacket for 50¢, wow!
11:58 pm
jmcnrick

whoo hoo joey!
11:58 pm
jillibus

wtg joey
11:58 pm
jmcnrick

hi mlf
11:58 pm
MLFAN17

hi jmc
11:58 pm
joey

thankns