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FINAL SCORES

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ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
negativeneil

להעיף
12:00 am
vanillaslice

not bad, 20 off
12:00 am
jmcnrick

flip
12:00 am
kar976

flip
12:00 am
jmcnrick

very close vanilla
12:00 am
flosey

flip
12:00 am
gremlinn

7 off for me
12:00 am
MLFAN17

192 isnt bad at least its over 100
12:00 am
gremlinn

va7!!
12:01 am
jmcnrick

ah so it was grem
12:01 am
negativeneil

Ummm... haha. va6 & 7.
12:02 am
negativeneil

ev7
12:02 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:02 am
MLFAN17

thanks neil
12:02 am
Erda

Thank you, Lickety!!!
12:02 am
negativeneil

so7
12:02 am
flosey

thanks neil
12:02 am
jmcnrick

ty lickety
12:02 am
gremlinn

is6 for middle I
12:03 am
jmcnrick

hi erda and flosey
12:04 am
Erda

Hi jmc
12:04 am
cybernan

hello everyone :)
12:04 am
jmcnrick

hi cyber
12:04 am
flosey

hello nan
12:05 am
gremlinn

interesting board so far
12:05 am
VolleymomDee

hi all; hi jmc, grem, flosey! neil, nan, erda, et al
12:05 am
gremlinn

hey Dee
12:05 am
jmcnrick

hi volley
12:07 am
negativeneil

si7 x 2
12:07 am
negativeneil

Yes it is, gremlinn.
12:08 am
VolleymomDee

so 7
12:09 am
flosey

they don't want to accept oscar!
12:10 am
gremlinn

av 5
12:10 am
joshuavorbis

hi and nbt
12:10 am
jmcnrick

hi and wd
12:11 am
negativeneil

pa6 & pa7 -- related
12:11 am
jmcnrick

nbt
12:11 am
jmcnrick

i was so close josh! haha
12:11 am
gremlinn

pa8 proper noun
12:11 am
negativeneil

I assume the pa5 just before those is related too.
12:11 am
negativeneil

Pretty sure it is.
12:12 am
joshuavorbis

:)
12:12 am
gremlinn

ah, those look Italian, neil
12:12 am
VolleymomDee

no 7/28
12:12 am
negativeneil

Yes, they are.
12:12 am
negativeneil

They can be spelled differently, too.
12:13 am
gremlinn

yeah, pae
12:13 am
MLFAN17

Third column i ..is something right?
12:14 am
gremlinn

is6
12:14 am
gremlinn

common hook word
12:14 am
jmcnrick

is6 mlf
12:14 am
gremlinn

great to know for Scrabble
12:14 am
MLFAN17

thanks
12:15 am
MLFAN17

acai is not a word?
12:15 am
gremlinn

proper noun only maybe?
12:15 am
joshuavorbis

put a consonant in there and it is a word mlf
12:15 am
MLFAN17

isnt it a fruit?
12:16 am
MLFAN17

thanks josh
12:16 am
gremlinn

a berry, yeah
12:16 am
jmcnrick

okay i am off cu later
12:16 am
negativeneil

gi6 & gi7 -- if not called already
12:16 am
Flask1

NBS
12:17 am
VolleymomDee

nbt nbs
12:18 am
MLFAN17

4th column O stats please?
12:18 am
flosey

wtg Dee
12:18 am
gremlinn

oa 4
12:18 am
joshuavorbis

os5
12:18 am
gremlinn

os 5
12:18 am
dizgrannie

os 5
12:18 am
negativeneil

Th ci4,5 goes with those pa5, pa6 & pa7 words, gremlinn.
12:18 am
MLFAN17

hiding in plain site lol
12:18 am
MLFAN17

thanks
12:19 am
joshuavorbis

phant anoint
12:19 am
gremlinn

phants: percale, acrasia,acrasin
12:20 am
gremlinn

why sinh but no arcsin?
12:20 am
MLFAN17

5th column 2ND N stats please>'
12:20 am
gremlinn

and no tanh for that matter...so inconsistent
12:20 am
dizgrannie

ni 5
12:20 am
joshuavorbis

na4, na6
12:21 am
joshuavorbis

and another na5, na6 not related
12:21 am
gremlinn

phant no6+eil
12:22 am
gremlinn

been so close to that no9 many times, never quite there though
12:22 am
origami

Hi guys ... don't have much time but thought I'd check out the grid
12:22 am
negativeneil

Hi origami.
12:23 am
negativeneil

Guess we don't need to ask what your hobby is? ;)
12:23 am
origami

Hey Neil
12:23 am
MLFAN17

i am working on the grid in general now cant seem to get nbt
12:23 am
gremlinn

word games?
12:23 am
negativeneil

Ok, the reading and crochet weren't immediately obvious.
12:23 am
origami

I do love the paper folding, and the word games :p
12:23 am
negativeneil

:)
12:23 am
gremlinn

a lot of people here like word games - it's so weird!
12:24 am
origami

Ah, yes, the crochet ... but it makes me feel like an old lady :p
12:24 am
negativeneil

Aww. I'm really sorry to read about your loss, Origami. How awful for you. :(
12:25 am
Flask1

NBT....at last!
12:27 am
VolleymomDee

ar 6
12:27 am
cybernan

not getting anywhere with this -- nbs, but still need the lone i and the o in the 2nd row
12:27 am
origami

I've had very hard times ... and so many losses. My whole family is gone. But, I sally forth ... what else can I do
12:28 am
gremlinn

is6 nan
12:28 am
gremlinn

oa4
12:28 am
dizgrannie

os5
12:28 am
cybernan

ty grem -- found the oa
12:28 am
cybernan

and the os
12:28 am
negativeneil

Yeah, nothing else one can do. I'll have to face that one day myself... as everyone does.
12:30 am
cybernan

no ideas on the is though
12:30 am
gremlinn

ar6 x 2
12:30 am
dizgrannie

i + sa5
12:30 am
snags

Really, life is like a grain of sand. So very short.
12:30 am
gremlinn

I think is6 is a dye, if I remember right...
12:31 am
joshuavorbis

i lost a close friend in very tragic circumstances last week - hard to soldier forward
12:31 am
origami

Neil ... did I read somewhere you live in Santa Cruz or nearby? My old stomping grounds.
12:31 am
negativeneil

Yes, origami.
12:31 am
negativeneil

Where did you read that?
12:31 am
negativeneil

Oh, it was in my bio... but I took it out.
12:31 am
negativeneil

Maybe you saw it there.
12:31 am
negativeneil

I'm sorry to hear that, Josh. :(
12:32 am
gremlinn

Yeah, I thought I remembered seeing it there a while back
12:32 am
negativeneil

I've had that happen too... it's very difficult. Especially when it's a peer and you're young. Very senseless.
12:32 am
origami

Yes, josh ... it is so hard ... losing a child, husband, mother and last remaining sibling in a very short timeis tough....
12:32 am
Flask1

is6.....think of shiny material...not silk...but sa***
12:33 am
negativeneil

I'm not from here originally though, Origami. I'm from San Diego... came up here to attend university [UCSC] and liked it so much, I decided to stay.
12:33 am
joshuavorbis

for me it has been cousin, grandfather, close friend and grandmother in the last 4 months. it wears very heavily
12:33 am
negativeneil

Oh man... that's a lot, Josh. Sorry. :(
12:34 am
origami

It's a great place neil ... I just couldn't afford to stay there. Lived in Boulder Creek, Aptos and Soquel. Soquel was my favorite place.
12:35 am
negativeneil

Yeah, it's not easy... I'm in a small 1-bedroom apartment, which is all I can afford here. But I love the area and I'm in a prime location. WCD... you know?
12:35 am
cybernan

ty flask
12:36 am
gremlinn

phantom aasvogel
12:36 am
gremlinn

I have never found that one!
12:37 am
VolleymomDee

er 6/21
12:37 am
gremlinn

hey neil, how long have you played Boggle/Scrabble type games?
12:38 am
negativeneil

Oh geez, years... since I was a kid.
12:38 am
gremlinn

cool - 13 years this month, for me
12:38 am
negativeneil

Started playing Scrabble with my parents and brother when I was little... first with a kids' Scrabble game.
12:38 am
gremlinn

I mean, since I played addictedly
12:39 am
negativeneil

Oh, I've been addicted to Scrabble since I was a kid... we used to play family games often.
12:39 am
negativeneil

My dad's a real Scrabble and word game/puzzle addict too.
12:39 am
gremlinn

nice, must have been fun times
12:40 am
negativeneil

He's also a writer and poet... although not professionally.
12:40 am
origami

I discovered scrabble when I was 20 something ...
12:40 am
negativeneil

Yeah. We still have family games when we're all together... which isn't as often as we'd like anymore. Life!
12:41 am
negativeneil

Wow, origami. Better late than never though!
12:41 am
origami

I was a late bloomer ...
12:44 am
joshuavorbis

nice to see colonel clink's nemesis in the grid
12:44 am
negativeneil

Haha, yes!
12:44 am
gremlinn

don't know that reference - does it work as a word?
12:45 am
joshuavorbis

sure does
12:45 am
gremlinn

I'll Google it...
12:46 am
gremlinn

ahh, gotcha
12:49 am
cybernan

ho5's heroes grem
12:49 am
ursh

good morning all
12:49 am
negativeneil

Good old Google. I use it all the time... best resource right at our fingertips. I can't believe how many people on Twitter tweet me asking how to find this or that online... GOOGLE, people!
12:50 am
negativeneil

Hi nan and ursh!
12:50 am
gremlinn

ty nan, never have seen it
12:50 am
gremlinn

Sometimes it's fun to ask for info rather than search though
12:50 am
negativeneil

I've seen reruns of it... my Dad loved it and has a lot of the episodes.
12:51 am
negativeneil

Yeah, sometimes.
12:51 am
joshuavorbis

i guess some bras could be advertised as an7/36
12:52 am
gremlinn

heh
12:52 am
flosey

lol, thanks josh
12:53 am
vanillaslice

so could some jocks josh
12:53 am
VolleymomDee

ca 6 x 2
12:55 am
VolleymomDee

ap 6/24
12:57 am
negativeneil

Haha, Josh.
12:58 am
cybernan

110 down -- enough for tonight. See you tomorrow :)
12:59 am
gremlinn

night
12:59 am
negativeneil

Night grem. Heading to bed myself very soon.
12:59 am
negativeneil

One more tea and I'm gone.
12:59 am
gremlinn

me too
1:00 am
cybernan

113 and t's done
1:00 am
gremlinn

la6 - auto racing for girls?
1:02 am
gremlinn

I'm out
1:03 am
cybernan

115 and out
1:05 am
VolleymomDee

good one grem :)
1:06 am
Jellen

Hello
1:06 am
VolleymomDee

hey jell
1:06 am
flosey

hello Jellen
1:12 am
VolleymomDee

no 6/21 and no 6/18
1:14 am
ARB

no 6/33 ?
1:14 am
VolleymomDee

is that a question or a statement?
1:15 am
negativeneil

Back again with a large mug of tea.
1:15 am
VolleymomDee

welcome back
1:15 am
negativeneil

boker tov, ARB.
1:15 am
ARB

I just joined and just found that word. Has it been cited already?
1:15 am
VolleymomDee

no, ty, looking...
1:15 am
ARB

boker or Neil. Shalom everyone
1:16 am
negativeneil

No idea, Arb. But it's been found already by those of us who have finished.
1:16 am
VolleymomDee

yipppee found it ty arb
1:16 am
negativeneil

shalom uvracha, ARB.
1:18 am
negativeneil

Someone said something to me the other day, about people "claiming" words in the grid by calling them at flip... I've never thought of it that way. I call the big ones I find just to let the others know they're there so they can find them too... isn't that the usual reason for doing that?
1:18 am
VolleymomDee

that is what I do.... I always appreciate when others calll
1:18 am
ARB

You innocent child, Neil
1:18 am
VolleymomDee

more fun than just checking the list...
1:18 am
negativeneil

Yes, me too... if I haven't seen them yet.
1:19 am
negativeneil

I don't think I'm a child by any means, ARB.
1:19 am
vanillaslice

thats fine by me Neil but I prefer to shut off the chat for a while after flip and find them myself...then I ask leter lol
1:19 am
VolleymomDee

and if the same is called 14 times, sobeit...
1:19 am
negativeneil

Try reading my full bio sometime.
1:20 am
negativeneil

Exactly, Dee. People get bent out of shape if it's been called already... but by that point it may have scrolled off the visible chog, so who cares?
1:20 am
VolleymomDee

when people get testy, it's usually because they have had one too many cocktails :)
1:20 am
negativeneil

I see, vanillaslice. Well that's always an option.
1:20 am
vanillaslice

bees in their bonnets
1:20 am
VolleymomDee

I just ignore the pettiness...
1:20 am
negativeneil

Haha, Dee. Maybe so?
1:20 am
negativeneil

Yep. Sometimes you have to.
1:21 am
negativeneil

I've noticed one person here makes snide, petty and they think "subtle" remarks aimed at me... weird, because it's someone I haven't yet said even one word to. I just shake my head.
1:22 am
VolleymomDee

truly absurd
1:22 am
Jellen

I usually ignore people calling the long words, because my ADD meds have long since worn off and I'm not likely to find them...:-)
1:22 am
flosey

about all you can do neil - their problem, not yours
1:22 am
VolleymomDee

totally agree with flosey
1:23 am
negativeneil

Exactly.
1:23 am
rururocks

<----DEVELOPED a much thicker skin around here
1:23 am
VolleymomDee

hi ru
1:23 am
Jellen

Hi ruru
1:23 am
boatierra

Good evening all :)
1:23 am
negativeneil

Haha, hi ruru. I obviously have a very thick one myself... you should see how I get attacked on Twitter. Talk about headshaking and eyerolling.
1:23 am
flosey

hi ru
1:23 am
rururocks

hi guys
1:23 am
flosey

hi boatierra
1:23 am
Jellen

Hello boa
1:24 am
negativeneil

Oh and you'll want to check the latest, btw. ;)
1:24 am
negativeneil

Hi boatierra! :)
1:24 am
rururocks

sintax is a word it applies to alcohol
1:24 am
boatierra

Hi flosey, Hi jellen :)
1:24 am
boatierra

Hey Neil :)
1:24 am
negativeneil

Haha, yep.
1:24 am
VolleymomDee

lol ru... prob 2 words
1:25 am
negativeneil

I can think of other things it should apply to.
1:25 am
negativeneil

Yes Dee, it is.
1:25 am
rururocks

tiger woods would know too neil
1:25 am
negativeneil

However ruru, there is a word that's like a compound, with that ending... in this grid.
1:25 am
negativeneil

Hint: A word the Tea Party would like.
1:26 am
rururocks

dang
1:26 am
negativeneil

Yes indeed, ruru.
1:26 am
negativeneil

Stats for that one: no6,33
1:27 am
rururocks

I'm thinking KJE is going to love this grid with all the n's
1:27 am
vanillaslice

my football team has just gone down the gurgler so I can concentrate on getting the last few word
1:27 am
Jellen

lol ru
1:27 am
negativeneil

She likes Ns?
1:28 am
negativeneil

Or did I detect a hint of sarcasm there?
1:28 am
rururocks

she's gonna have one frustrated monkey..lol
1:28 am
Jellen

Her keyboard has trouble with Ns
1:28 am
rururocks

*giggle*
1:28 am
negativeneil

Want to hear something really funny, ru?
1:28 am
rururocks

yes please
1:28 am
Jellen

Funny she's never had it fixed...
1:28 am
negativeneil

Not long before you appeared, someone here called me "an innocent child".
1:28 am
negativeneil

ME? Ok, what's your reaction to that?
1:29 am
rururocks

oh.. that must have been arb
1:29 am
negativeneil

Amazing. How did you guess?
1:29 am
negativeneil

Don't tell me.. she's called you one too?
1:29 am
rururocks

she is very wise that one
1:29 am
negativeneil

You mean you agree?
1:30 am
rururocks

you do have some innocence.. I do agree
1:30 am
Jellen

I do...:-D
1:30 am
negativeneil

How is that?
1:30 am
rururocks

but you've also been around the block a few times too
1:31 am
negativeneil

Hmm, I think if you knew more about me and my life, you'd probably want to retract that statement. Just a guess.
1:31 am
rururocks

I think that because of your journalistic background you tend to take things really directly and literally and some people are pulling your leg..
1:32 am
negativeneil

Yes, on foot, on my bicycle, in my car.
1:32 am
rururocks

you also have a very sensitive side to you that is ....hmm.. charming
1:32 am
negativeneil

No,l not usually in person... on here it's not always easy to tell if someone's joking or not though.
1:33 am
rururocks

everyone jokes around here.. especially me
1:33 am
negativeneil

Ugh. I do? Damn. How is that showing? :P
1:33 am
Jellen

I think it's because you aren't world-weary...
1:33 am
negativeneil

Nooo. REALLY? *gasp*
1:33 am
negativeneil

Oh aren't I?
1:34 am
Jellen

I hope you never get that way, too...
1:34 am
negativeneil

I think you'd take that back if you knew me better... ask Laura about that sometime. She does. I may not be to the extent of someone older than myself, but I've been told that by some of my peers... that I'm a little that way. I try not to be!
1:35 am
rururocks

yes.. don't be a hardened cynic like me
1:35 am
negativeneil

But I've seen a lot... some things that I'd rather not have but what can you do?
1:35 am
negativeneil

Oh I hope I'm a lot like you when I grow up, ru! ;)
1:35 am
negativeneil

When I grow up... eventually. [according to Arb]
1:36 am
rururocks

LOL
1:36 am
rururocks

Arb is going to pay for that comment for years
1:36 am
negativeneil

Haha!
1:36 am
Jellen

haha
1:37 am
ursh

world-weary - very descriptive
1:37 am
negativeneil

Gonna shoot me an email, ru?
1:38 am
negativeneil

Still waiting to foward that to you... you'll laugh.
1:38 am
boatierra

Neil you’re very knowledgeable and if you are not you make an effort to be. You are sensitive and funny which are definite +'s. I wouldn't consider you hard.
1:38 am
negativeneil

It's some cartoon art.
1:38 am
Jellen

Hi, ursh
1:38 am
rururocks

yes I have it from Jilli
1:38 am
negativeneil

Have what from jilli?
1:39 am
rururocks

your email adress
1:39 am
negativeneil

Yes, it's also in my bio here.
1:39 am
negativeneil

So fire me one and I can finally foward that.
1:39 am
rururocks

okay.. will do
1:39 am
negativeneil

Thanks boat... but it's requisite in my profession.
1:40 am
ursh

I want to tack ogation or agation on to something!!
1:40 am
negativeneil

And no, I don't think I'm "hard" either... don't want to be that way. But I wouldn't call myself "an innocent child", haha.
1:41 am
negativeneil

Won't tack onto anything here, ursh... but there's a similar, rhyming word. You've found that already though, no doubt?
1:41 am
rururocks

you have a very sharp wit that could be confused with hard probably by some people
1:41 am
VolleymomDee

finally fireworks
1:42 am
Jellen

Congrats, Dee!
1:42 am
vanillaslice

me too!!
1:42 am
negativeneil

Yes, ruru... it has been. Some people have made very negative assumptions of me because of that in combination with my online name. Silly people!
1:42 am
vanillaslice

WD dEE
1:42 am
rururocks

yeah dee my hero
1:42 am
VolleymomDee

ty wtg van
1:42 am
negativeneil

WTG, Dee!
1:42 am
Jellen

Congrats, vanilla!
1:42 am
VolleymomDee

thx!
1:42 am
vanillaslice

ty
1:43 am
boatierra

I'm thinking "an innocent child" may have been referring to age more than anything. At least that’s how I took it when I read it. More young than chaste or naive.
1:43 am
negativeneil

Catch up with my comments on last night's debate, ru... when you get a chance. All on profile.
1:43 am
boatierra

WTG Volley :)
1:43 am
vanillaslice

I shall leave the realm of innocence have a great day/night all
1:44 am
VolleymomDee

ty
1:44 am
boatierra

You too vanilla :)
1:44 am
rururocks

Perry is reeling a bit from his shoot from the hip stupid comments it looks like to me
1:44 am
negativeneil

Oh, I had said something about people calling words at flip... as we all do. Someone said something to me about people "claiming" the words... I just said I've never thought of it that way because I just call them to let others know they're there to find.
1:44 am
VolleymomDee

well all ... hope you have a great day / eve... see you at the flip!!
1:44 am
rururocks

I lost my innocence at a young age
1:44 am
negativeneil

Oh yes! Just desserts.
1:45 am
negativeneil

Ummm yes, same here.
1:45 am
rururocks

Oh jeezus... that is the stupidest thing ever.. some people are nuts about it
1:45 am
negativeneil

Take care, Dee!
1:45 am
rururocks

bye dee
1:45 am
negativeneil

I know, isn't it? Don't get it.
1:45 am
negativeneil

None of us own the words in the grids, geez.
1:45 am
negativeneil

And who CARES if a word was called already?
1:45 am
rururocks

it's not like the don't reappear in another grid
1:46 am
negativeneil

By the time it's called again it's probably scrolled off the visible chatterbox anyway.
1:46 am
negativeneil

Haha, really.
1:46 am
rururocks

it always helps someone who might have just come in to the game
1:46 am
negativeneil

Exactly!
1:46 am
boatierra

I never thought of them as "claimed", I always thought of them as "shout out"...like "there's a word! I'll share with everyone :)"
1:46 am
rururocks

that is why I like this game it is so cooperative and not competitive (except for dart...lol)
1:46 am
negativeneil

Yeah, I just let everyone know it's there, so they can find it too.
1:47 am
negativeneil

dart?
1:47 am
negativeneil

You and he seem to have some kind of competition going on though, yes?
1:47 am
rururocks

he and I are in a race
1:47 am
negativeneil

Oh, ok?
1:47 am
boatierra

Only Kleenex or Xerox can claim a word ;)
1:47 am
Jellen

I agree, ruru (except for the part about dart)...
1:47 am
rururocks

i need him to take a few days vacation without wifi
1:47 am
negativeneil

I've been meaning to ask you btw... how did you come up with your Babble name, ru?
1:48 am
negativeneil

lol ruru... think that will ever happen?
1:48 am
herinfernallady

HI.
1:48 am
rururocks

it is from a truly great dog that I knew well.. a friends dog: Rudy.. she called him Ruru
1:48 am
boatierra

Hey lady :)
1:48 am
rururocks

hi herin
1:48 am
negativeneil

Hi.
1:48 am
Jellen

Hi, herin
1:48 am
negativeneil

Oh ok, ruru. I've been wondering.
1:49 am
herinfernallady

Howdy.
1:49 am
rururocks

<--- loves dogs
1:49 am
negativeneil

And he rocks, yes. I get that.
1:49 am
herinfernallady

Ru is this the pup you have pics up?
1:49 am
ursh

for a moment there ruru i thought you wanted dart to take holiday without his wife !!
1:49 am
rururocks

no.. I'll dig up a photo of rudy,.. hang on
1:50 am
negativeneil

I love dogs too, ruru. Grew up with 2 of them in succession... both Golden Labradors. Our first one was so pale she was almost white. The second one was more golden but still pale.
1:50 am
negativeneil

I'll show you... hang on.
1:54 am
negativeneil

Ok here's our first family dog:
http://tinyurl.com/5vrhdl9
[yes, I'm the little guy with all the curls]
1:55 am
rururocks

I love labradors
1:55 am
negativeneil

And here's the second one we had:
http://tinyurl.com/3qq4mgq
1:55 am
Jellen

Our dog was a toy poodle...dumb as a stump!
1:56 am
herinfernallady

awwww Neil.
1:57 am
negativeneil

And another photo with him in it:
http://tinyurl.com/3q9ev53
1:57 am
negativeneil

[I'm the kid in the blue shirt there]
1:57 am
rururocks

mrs ru and I work with Guide Dogs for the bBlind.. they breed wonderful labradors
1:57 am
herinfernallady

When I was growing up (up to the age of 5 then we rehoused the dogs as we moved states) we had a Lassie dog and an Irish Setter. The setter was so stupid
1:57 am
negativeneil

Oh yeah? They are great dogs... loved ours.
1:58 am
rururocks

IRish setters are beautiful dogs.. not often bright
1:59 am
rururocks

labradors are special
1:59 am
negativeneil

They are gorgeous, yes.
1:59 am
negativeneil

Haha, they sure are.
1:59 am
herinfernallady

When we moved we could only really take a few things and sadly the dogs couldn't relocate with us
1:59 am
negativeneil

Our last one was a real clown.
2:00 am
herinfernallady

Our Setter used to steal the neighbours bread and jump in their pond
2:00 am
rururocks

oh herin.. that's awful
2:03 am
rururocks

how far did you relocate?
2:03 am
herinfernallady

Well things change was young enough to know it sucked though. We moved interstate.
2:05 am
rururocks

you seem like such a cat person to me
2:05 am
negativeneil

Aww. Nice photo of Rudy, ruru.
2:06 am
herinfernallady

I am a cat person
2:06 am
herinfernallady

Daaaawwww cute pic.
2:06 am
negativeneil

And are you going to send that email so I can forward that thing to you? Haha, I keep doing mail checks.
2:06 am
rururocks

he was an unbeilievably great dog.. very accomplished
2:06 am
herinfernallady

We had a cat too and fish.
2:06 am
rururocks

You seem so knowledgeable about cats to me herin
2:06 am
negativeneil

Retrievers tend to be very intelligent.
2:06 am
negativeneil

They usually do very well in obedience, agility, etc.
2:07 am
rururocks

He was a Mach and OTCH and Hunting Dog
2:07 am
negativeneil

Yes, that doesn't surprise me.
2:08 am
herinfernallady

I am good with dogs too. Specially scaredy cat ones
2:08 am
negativeneil

See what I said further down, ru?
2:08 am
negativeneil

Or asked?
2:08 am
rururocks

yes.. it's true
2:08 am
rururocks

I will.
2:08 am
rururocks

I need to head to bed..I'm beat and I have a function tomorrow.
2:09 am
rururocks

See you all later
2:09 am
boatierra

G'nite ru :)
2:09 am
negativeneil

Geez. That email I want to forward is getting pushed down under the load I get each day. :P
2:09 am
Jellen

G'night ruru
2:09 am
negativeneil

Good night, ruru.
2:10 am
herinfernallady

Night Ru ru
2:10 am
negativeneil

[and I want to kill spammers]
2:11 am
herinfernallady

Neil I have had to put my MIL on marked for spam as she always forwards stuff and never gets the No I don't care there could be a virus speach
2:15 am
negativeneil

There can only be a virus affecting your computer if you A. open an attachment you're uncertain of or B. click a link you're uncertain of. Some phishing emails contain links that are not what they appear to be... the text will appear to be a legitimate link, but if you move your cursor over it and read the actual URL in the location bar below, you'll see that it's not the same link you're seeing in the email... never, ever click those and you'll be fine.
2:16 am
negativeneil

And always alert the person the email came from... sometimes and usually in the case of a virus attachment or link, the sender wasn't the person whose account that email comes from. It's usually a hacker who accessed their account and is now sending the virus to all of that person's contacts.
2:17 am
herinfernallady

Well see I never have any idea what she has sent so I just make for spam. If it contains a ''fwd'' i delete it
2:18 am
herinfernallady

This is the same person that will SMS important stuff (like Grampa is in hospital'' instead of ringing)
2:20 am
negativeneil

Ah.
2:21 am
herinfernallady

Now you have reminded me I need to charge my phone and read my emails
2:22 am
Jellen

Hmm...
2:23 am
Jellen

I've been visiting with a friend in Kabul...
2:23 am
herinfernallady

What Jellen?
2:23 am
Jellen

He thinks I should get a PhD instead of just another master's degree...
2:24 am
herinfernallady

You do what you feel is best
2:25 am
boatierra

What's your area of discipline?
2:25 am
Jellen

I have much to contemplate...
2:26 am
Jellen

I have a BA in English and an MLIS (library and info studies)...
2:26 am
Jellen

Thinking about a grad degree in English...
2:26 am
herinfernallady

I understand that
2:27 am
boatierra

Oh I was looking into library sciences recently. Not much available in my area. PhD or Masters in English makes sense.
2:28 am
herinfernallady

Boot that sounds awesome
2:28 am
herinfernallady

I want to get into Animal Law but my State uni's don't offer any courses
2:29 am
boatierra

Oh I meant the PhD or Masters in English for Jellen makes sense :)
2:29 am
Jellen

Our local junior college enrollment has been growing, so there may be an opportunity there...
2:30 am
boatierra

Animal law, now that's a niche I'd never thought about...I bet there's a lot of call for that.
2:30 am
herinfernallady

Can I ask a nerd question. Why can we have the French city but not the ian ending
2:31 am
Jellen

Good question.
2:31 am
dcseain

pa5 is a type of plaster preparation and not a proper noun, as in plaster of pa5
2:31 am
boatierra

It's probably Enable.
2:31 am
boatierra

Or that :)
2:32 am
Jellen

Hi, dc
2:32 am
dcseain

friend in my photo has a tenrec on his arm. Link for larger of that photo in my profile
2:32 am
herinfernallady

Boat i would personally love there to be a better Domestic Companion law legislation. At the moment it says that an animal must have food. Nothing else to describe what the food is.
2:32 am
herinfernallady

Boat i would personally love there to be a better Domestic Companion law legislation. At the moment it says that an animal must have food. Nothing else to describe what the food is.
Thanks Seian
2:32 am
dcseain

evening, boa, jellen, g'day herin
2:32 am
Jellen

Cool, dc!
2:32 am
boatierra

Hey dc :)
2:33 am
negativeneil

Ugh. Finally dealt with all the spammers from today.
2:33 am
Jellen

Oh, you missed me contemplating my future, Neil...
2:34 am
herinfernallady

I still say ONIT is a word
2:34 am
boatierra

I have no idea what the Domestic Companion law is here.
2:34 am
negativeneil

Just read it, Jellen. You have some thinking to do yes... but do what's right for you.
2:34 am
herinfernallady

It is a law governing how you deal with companion animals like dogs and cats and horses.
2:35 am
negativeneil

And hi, Seain.
2:35 am
dcseain

so, covered here under service animal laws
2:35 am
dcseain

evening, neil
2:35 am
boatierra

Oh I'm sure pretty sure there is something here established, I just don't know what it says, how comprehensive it is.
2:36 am
herinfernallady

Well it is the law that states how you breed animals too. SO at the moment puppy farmers can legally feed the animals bread and water as that is food right.
2:36 am
negativeneil

It's sad that people should need laws in place in order to ensure they take care of their companion animals... if they need laws to force them to, they probably shouldn't have the animals in the first place, I'm thinking.
2:36 am
negativeneil

It should state "species-appropriate food".
2:36 am
dcseain

agreed, neil
2:37 am
boatierra

We have the ASPCA (state) and then SPCA (national) and then the Humane Society and they are usually behind legislation like that.
2:37 am
negativeneil

Yes boatierra, of course.
2:37 am
herinfernallady

Neil. These animals are property not their own right. Sub humans breed them for money. They do not give the northbound end of a south bound rat as to how they are treated
2:38 am
herinfernallady

And the RSPCA (same as ASPCA) do not have enough officers to deal with it
2:38 am
boatierra

About 7 yrs ago I had a couple who were animal hoarder living next to me. They had cats outdoors and in. It was AWFUL.
2:39 am
dcseain

here, the SPCA and the Humane Society run most of our animal shelters, as well as lobby for laws to protect animials.
2:39 am
herinfernallady

Those people I feel sorry for as they really want to do what is right but they can't understand why that is wrong.
2:42 am
boatierra

When they eventually abandoned/fled the property, they took all the indoor cats loaded them in a box and dropped them at a vet’s office late at night and ran (I found out from another neighbor after the fact). The outdoors cats I ended up taking care of for several years.
2:42 am
negativeneil

Yep, they are sub-human. Nobody who cares about animals would breed any while there are any, never mind so many [even young, healthy ones] being put to death daily in shelters because there aren't enough people who want to give them homes.
2:43 am
herinfernallady

Awwww BOat that is sweet.
2:43 am
herinfernallady

I have no problems with responsible breeders as they are the ones that really really try to keep the blood lines pure and care alot about their animals
2:43 am
negativeneil

Oh man... that's horrible, boat. I'm glad you took ckare of them!
2:44 am
boatierra

I was able to TNR five of them. I think there were 12 in the entire colony. The last died about a year ago.
2:45 am
herinfernallady

At my friend old work there is a horde of feral cats that the house used to take care of them.
2:47 am
boatierra

Feral cats are very difficult to work with, but if you can establish a TNR (trap, neuter & release), which is a long term program, it eventually works.
2:47 am
ursh

here there are good people who try to spay/neuter feral colonies and feed them till they die out - the breeding is the biggest problem
2:48 am
negativeneil

There's no such thing as "responsible breeding" though. Not when there are so many dogs and cats dying in shelters daily... each one just as valuable and lovable as those being bred and sold for money. They are all living beings. If you care about dogs, cats, etc. you just don't add to that problem, period... for every dog or cat bred and sold, more than one in a shelter has to die. That's just a fact. The one that would have had a home otherwise and the one that animal's adoption would've created room for in that shelter... giving them a chance to be adopted.
2:48 am
herinfernallady

Boat I don't say this lightly but honestly it would have been better to trap them all and PTS them as they are such a huge problem with killing wildlife
2:49 am
negativeneil

They aren't the problem. People are.
2:49 am
boatierra

Oh I hear what your saying herin. Cats are technically an invader species to some many places.
2:49 am
herinfernallady

Neil A responsible breeder only breeds pure breeds and will always have a return policy and is very very good in training and such. We need these people to continue breeding for specific duties.
2:50 am
herinfernallady

Boat here we have a lot of areas with very sensative wild life. I do think a TNR would be appropriate in this area though
2:50 am
Haz1558

So if your family chose to have labradors, and if ruru chose to have retrievers and if I chose to have a spaniel, we've all proved that we don't care about dogs?
2:51 am
herinfernallady

Hi Haz.
2:51 am
negativeneil

Yes, we had two adopted labs.
2:52 am
herinfernallady

My friend had a rottie. He was badly bred and a rescue he died at the age of four. She also rescued a French Mastiff he has issues.
2:52 am
negativeneil

No, of course not. But ours were adopted... there are rescue groups you can get any kind of dog from. I didn't choose them. I was a kid... my dad got them and yes, he happens to like labs.
2:53 am
herinfernallady

She rescued a pure breed german shepard that was mad as a hatter and had to go to a properly trained person. After all this she still rescues and rehouses. But her latest addition is from a proper litter as she is over spending thousands of dollars
2:53 am
Haz1558

Sorry, but we've had this debate and preaching about animal issues before and it's been done to death and caused a lot of problems. Let's just agree to disagree before I take offence at being told that I don't care about dogs just because I didn't adopt one.
2:53 am
negativeneil

That's sad herin. Yeah, I've heard of a lot of purebred dogs dying from various health-related problems due to bad breeding.
2:53 am
herinfernallady

Of course you care Haz.
2:54 am
boatierra

Both of our dogs were rescues, and my current cat was abandoned by the most recent occupants of the slum property next to me. They left and left her too. So she came to live with me :)
2:54 am
negativeneil

Funny, but I don't remember telling you anything. In fact I wasn't talking to you before you spoke. [headshake]
2:54 am
herinfernallady

And personally I am all for rescues but if I was going to buy a dog that wasn't a floor mop I would buy from a breeder with papers
2:54 am
herinfernallady

OMG my cat is chittering. I have never heard her do this
2:54 am
Haz1558

Okay, I must remember in future to only speak when spoken to. My humble apologies.
2:55 am
negativeneil

It's really sad how many cats just get abandoned. Don't understand... why do these people get them in the first place?
2:55 am
ursh

herin is she watching a bird she cant get to??
2:56 am
negativeneil

*eyeroll*
2:56 am
herinfernallady

Now I have dual chittering. I have never ever heard my cats do this. Yes they are bird watching
2:56 am
negativeneil

Oh my friend's cat does that whenever he sees a bird at her window... so that could be it?
2:56 am
negativeneil

She says that's the only time he ever does it.
2:56 am
herinfernallady

Sorry this moment is wonderful. I have never ever heard either of them do this
2:57 am
negativeneil

Aww, haha! yeah, must be cute.
2:57 am
negativeneil

Are they both doing it?
2:57 am
herinfernallady

Yes
2:57 am
herinfernallady

But only after he wandered over to see what was going on
2:57 am
boatierra

The only reason we ended up with our first dog is because some ass-shat abandoned her and her brother in the alley behind my dad's house. The two of them snuck in the back yard during the night and the next morning I found them. We kept her and gave away the brother. Our other dog was our neighbor’s we took in he moved back home to Ireland. So neither were adopted. But both were "rescued".
2:58 am
negativeneil

I think they can copy each other... even other animals sometimes. This was hard for me to believe at first, but family friends of ours tried telling us their cat had started barking along with their dog at the window when the mailman arrived, haha! I was like... no way! You're pulling our legs?
2:58 am
herinfernallady

See Pandora the white cat is deaf and I delight in hearing her meow like a normal cat. Lucius the black one thinks he is a dog and howls when the neighbours dog starts
2:58 am
negativeneil

But sure enough, that cat does make a kind of "barking" sound when their dog starts up. He's grown up with the dog since he was about 5 weeks old... he was a kitten they found outside.
2:58 am
herinfernallady

Have you seen the Cat barking like a dog video?
2:59 am
negativeneil

Oh yeah! That black cat?
3:00 am
negativeneil

a bunch of us were trying to figure that out. I kind of think a dog was probably on the other side of that wall and the cat happened to be making mewing sounds but the dog's barking overpowered it or something. Hard to believe the cat really barked that loudly and clearly! Our friends' cat makes very quiet, muffled sounds... seems like he's trying to emulate barking though!
3:00 am
herinfernallady

Yep
3:00 am
negativeneil

It comes out like a "bark".
3:00 am
herinfernallady

No it is the cat barking
3:01 am
negativeneil

I'm not sure of that... it's hard to tell absolutely.
3:01 am
boatierra

A friend of mine has a cat that does that, she calls it chuffing :)
3:01 am
negativeneil

If it is, I would guess that cat's probably part Siamese.
3:02 am
negativeneil

Kind of looks like it -- the body shape.
3:02 am
herinfernallady

My cat makes the same noise when either defending her territory or coughing up a furball
3:02 am
negativeneil

Oh yeah, that horking sound.
3:02 am
boatierra

LOL, Nice!
3:02 am
negativeneil

As I call it.
3:02 am
negativeneil

Haha, how else would you describe it?
3:03 am
negativeneil

Hooooorrrrk!
3:03 am
negativeneil

I've heard my stepmom's cats do that enough times. First time I was pretty worried!
3:05 am
herinfernallady

Yep. It is so gross
3:05 am
Jellen

One of my cats used to wail loudly prior to coughing up...I was generally able to get an old newspaper in place thanks to her warning...:-)
3:05 am
boatierra

When the cat starts to hork, just make sure its either outside or on a wipe-able surface.
3:06 am
herinfernallady

We have a feather boa here it looks like someone killed Goth Big Bird
3:06 am
negativeneil

Yeah, exactly. Amy always shoos them off a rug if they happen to be on one at the time.
3:06 am
Jellen

Current cats aren't so courteous...
3:07 am
negativeneil

Aww. Poor kitty, Jellen! Wonder if that was because it was painful for him? Could be I guess?
3:07 am
negativeneil

They don't look too comfortable while they're horking up a hairball.
3:08 am
Jellen

It certainly was distressing to her!
3:08 am
boatierra

My current cat, Princess (I did not name her) has only ralphed once in my room, and she kindly did it under my bed. Thank You Princess :)
3:08 am
ursh

now you guys have me watching cat videos on you tube - some really funny
3:08 am
negativeneil

What's really bad is not knowing one is there... and stepping in it when you're barefoot. I've done that a time or two, haha. Gross!
3:08 am
Jellen

You are lucky, boa!
3:09 am
negativeneil

Yeah, there's some great ones on there.
3:09 am
Jellen

I never go barefoot in my house!
3:09 am
negativeneil

"Princess"? Someone had a lot of imagination.
3:10 am
boatierra

Lucky? I had to move furniture out of the way to get at it, ugh. And it was at like 5:30 in the morning.
3:10 am
Jellen

My first cats were Garbo and Chaplin...
3:10 am
boatierra

Ya, Princess. I think the little girls of the couple that used to live next door to me named her. They used to call her Princesa.
3:10 am
negativeneil

I don't anymore when visiting Dad & Amy. Learned my lesson fast. Slippers or flip-flops worn now.
3:10 am
Jellen

Better than stripping the bed in the middle of the night, maybe?
3:11 am
herinfernallady

We have Pandora the white russian and grumpy as sin and Lucius the black one that is species confused
3:11 am
boatierra

Jellen, Yes, definitly.
3:11 am
negativeneil

Haha, yeah. Just think if the cat did it on your bed instead, boat?
3:11 am
Jellen

Been there!
3:12 am
herinfernallady

Wow my cat just thinks it is delightful to slaughter bugs on my nice clean white bed
3:12 am
negativeneil

Species confused? he thinks he's a dog?
3:13 am
herinfernallady

That is the black one Lucius. This was the grumpy one
3:13 am
boatierra

Oh, if she'd done on top of my bed, my dad would've cleaned it up. I'm a chain puker, so the smell would've been too much for me. Because it was under the bed so far, I wasn't able to smell it as much. That and the s***-load of baking soda I threw on it.
3:15 am
herinfernallady

Yes Lucius the black kitty thinks he is a dog. He will sit beside you on the bean bag, yowl when other dogs yowl, play's fetch and gets bitterly disappointed when you go out and he waits at the door for his master
3:15 am
boatierra

Aww, Lucius, he sounds so sweet!
3:16 am
herinfernallady

He is
3:16 am
Jellen

I was terribly domestic tonight...
3:16 am
negativeneil

Ok, but has he started going for walks with you on a leash like a dog does?
3:16 am
negativeneil

Boat, you have mail. [said in AOL voice]
3:16 am
boatierra

Takes cats for a walk or takes cats for a drag?
3:17 am
herinfernallady

I do take my cat for a walk
3:17 am
boatierra

Checking...
3:17 am
herinfernallady

http://www.flickr.com/photos/herdarkmi
stress/ this is them
3:17 am
Jellen

I mended the tears in my sheets made by Toby...
3:18 am
herinfernallady

Or this if easier: http://tinyurl.com/3vfbjko
3:18 am
herinfernallady

Jellen that is good
3:19 am
negativeneil

Nice cats herin. Do you know if Lucius is part Siamese? Looks like he has the shape of one.
3:19 am
Jellen

They look terrible! Rather like Frankestein stitches...
3:19 am
negativeneil

But that could be something similar too I guess. Like a Rex cat even?
3:20 am
herinfernallady

We think he is Australian Bombay somewhere. We got him at the rescue petstore. Was not looking at getting another kitty but his little face was too cute. No one really wanted him as he was too big.
3:20 am
herinfernallady

And yes Pandora isn't that fat she puddles when lying down
3:20 am
negativeneil

Oh haha, Jellen. Saw you say "They look terrible! Rather like Frankestein stitches..." and wondered what you were referring to there!
3:21 am
negativeneil

Australian Bombay? Is that a cat breed?
3:21 am
Jellen

Oops, sorry...referring to my handiwork on the sheets...
3:21 am
negativeneil

Never heard of it. I'm no cat expert though.
3:22 am
negativeneil

Yeah, I did see that. And breathe a sigh of relief for you, lol.
3:22 am
herinfernallady

Yes it is a breed
3:24 am
herinfernallady

There are two types. The Australian is more Siamese face the other looks like its face lost a fight with a a parked bus
3:24 am
boatierra

Neil, email sent back.
3:24 am
negativeneil

The other one has a Persian type of face?
3:24 am
negativeneil

Ok boat. Checkin' it.
3:25 am
Jellen

Ooh, ooh, I want email!
3:25 am
herinfernallady

Yep
3:26 am
herinfernallady

Unless we DNA test the pair of them we have no idea.
3:27 am
herinfernallady

Pandora was neglected that is why her metabolism is screwed up and is a bit of a chubba.
3:28 am
Jellen

My Morgan was a bowling ball-shaped cat...
3:28 am
boatierra

Oh, Jellen Neil and I were talking about something off-chog.
3:29 am
Jellen

Oh, I was just teasing!
3:29 am
boatierra

Hence the emails.
3:29 am
boatierra

Oh, didn't want to get cliqueish :)
3:30 am
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3:30 am
boatierra

Well I don't know what to make of that.
3:30 am
herinfernallady

Hi ray
3:31 am
Jellen

No...
3:31 am
Jellen

Cat or toddler on keyboard?
3:31 am
Ray100

Sorry, my 6 year old grand daughter was on the pc when I turned my back....
3:31 am
Jellen

Haha...Was off by a few years!
3:32 am
herinfernallady

Hello little Helper
3:32 am
boatierra

HA!
3:45 am
Jellen

Hmm...
3:47 am
negativeneil

Hey boat. Do another check. ;)
3:47 am
boatierra

Will do :)
3:50 am
negativeneil

Really gotta ask my dad what he meant in a weird comment he made earlier. He'll say the most bizarre things sometimes and never explains himself... it's like he figures everyone else should just know what he's talking about, haha.
3:51 am
negativeneil

[something he posted a few hours ago]
3:53 am
Jellen

Do the comments make sense once he puts them in context?
3:53 am
negativeneil

And don't worry Jellen... it was nothing exciting. Just something boat and I were discussing in email correspondence... just wanted her to see the reply.
3:54 am
Jellen

Not worried, Neil...
3:54 am
negativeneil

Oh yeah, but he'll post them and not give enough other info at the time that you can make real sense of it.
3:54 am
negativeneil

He's good for doing that! Guess he just likes keeping us all on our toes.
3:56 am
boatierra

My dad will do or say something that will be out of context for me. Sometimes I ask him to explain, other times I just let it go.
3:56 am
negativeneil

But some of his comments are damn funny. He makes me laugh out loud more than I like to admit to him, lol.
3:57 am
boatierra

But that's what dads are for, making their kids laugh :)
3:57 am
herinfernallady

Wel I am going to go and cook dinner.
3:58 am
herinfernallady

Later's everyone
3:58 am
boatierra

Laters herin :)
3:59 am
Jellen

Bye, herin
3:59 am
negativeneil

Yep, boat. He takes that job "seriously" too.
3:59 am
negativeneil

Later, herin.
4:01 am
negativeneil

One of his funniest posts ever: Doctors write the prescriptions illegibly so you can't see that it says: "This one has insurance. Don't kill him."
4:01 am
boatierra

Ah, nice :)
4:01 am
Jellen

:-)
4:01 am
negativeneil

Have to hope there isn't some truth to that.
4:03 am
negativeneil

And when we were young kids and used to fight a lot[yes, we were terrible for that when we were little, haha] he used to tell us: "If you two are going to fight take it outside and try to avoid injuries that involve expensive dental work or permanant disfigurement."
4:04 am
negativeneil

Of course he'd make us laugh so hard we'd forget why we were fighting. Smart man.
4:04 am
Jellen

That's good parenting!
4:04 am
boatierra

No doubt. Keep the maladies to home first-aid :)
4:05 am
negativeneil

It was just so funny, the way he'd say it.
4:07 am
boatierra

I remember reading a story written about two sisters that always fought (verbal or physical) and when they did the mom would make them hug until they stopped fighting. And that it always worked.
4:08 am
negativeneil

Wow. Don't know if it would've with us.. but the humor seemed to help diffuse the anger anyhow.
4:08 am
boatierra

Oh ya, humor always works.
4:10 am
negativeneil

I'm just reading some of his older posts again... some of his witticisms make me smile. Like: "Life would be so much more pleasant if one could train oneself not to give a f***." True!
4:11 am
boatierra

That works sometimes :)
4:12 am
negativeneil

And this one, classic:
"Its no longer acceptable to use the term 'Retardicans'. Henceforth we're supposed to refer to the GOP as the Special Needs Party."
4:12 am
boatierra

Ouch!
4:13 am
negativeneil

Well the shoe fits... perfectly.
4:17 am
negativeneil

Another good one:
"One thing we learn from history is that its generally better to tax the rich, than to wait until the poor rise up and kill them."
4:18 am
boatierra

Yup, that one has happend a lot.
4:18 am
negativeneil

Yes, it actually has.
4:22 am
boatierra

I'm beginning to fade...I think its because I haven't eaten. I'm gonna go fix that. Nites :)
4:23 am
Jellen

G'night boa
4:25 am
Jellen

And good night, Neil...I'm off as well...
4:26 am
negativeneil

Yeah I'm off to sleep too. Night.
4:33 am
rubyfoo

good (late) morning
5:06 am
mrpresident

evening all :)
5:25 am
mrpresident

no one around :((
5:35 am
rubyfoo

hi mrp, if you're still here
5:37 am
sprite

good afternoon all
5:38 am
rubyfoo

{{sprite}}
5:38 am
rubyfoo

very quiet in here
5:39 am
sprite

hi rubyfoo. I just updated the icon themes with all the things carleekat generated yesterday. We are good until the new year :)
5:39 am
rubyfoo

I just watched, for 15 minutes, an enormous grasshopper, right outside my kitchen window, half on, half off the glass. He was feeding on the "vigne vierge" that grows on the front of the house. It was fascinating; he was as long as my (long) index finger
5:39 am
rubyfoo

I am awestruck by another of God's creatures!
5:40 am
sprite

oh yes!
5:40 am
rubyfoo

(and I could not my husband to take a look!)
5:41 am
rubyfoo

he wants me to listen to him expound on philosophical questions, but the real world doesn't interest him
5:42 am
sprite

too bad :(
Some time ago we had a young falcon in our garden, eating some little bird he had caught. It was amazing. He was maybe 5 meter away from us and ate for about 25 minutes. We couldn't stop watching. It was so primal.
5:43 am
rubyfoo

you read about the hawk in my house, some time ago, right? The same one came back, trying to pick a bird off the feeder, I guess, and landed on the window box so I could really get a good look through the glass.
5:43 am
rubyfoo

living in the country is such a joy!
5:43 am
sprite

watching animals never bores me
5:44 am
rubyfoo

I will have to look up the difference between hawks and falcons as I have no idea....
5:44 am
sprite

falcons are usually smaller
5:44 am
rubyfoo

I didn't know that grasshoppers daintily pick off aphids with their feet and put them in their muths that way
5:45 am
rubyfoo

aah, "my" hawk, a female, was very big, probably 18" tall and weighed about 5 lbs
5:46 am
sprite

I used to be phobic for wasps. Until I had one eating from a leftover drumstick after a barbecue. Watching it nibbling away flinter after flinter of chicken meat was fascinating and made me understand them better.
5:46 am
rubyfoo

she was a common European hawk, but seeing her that close and even carrying her around and watching her fly straight up, made for a thrilling experience
5:47 am
sprite

falcons, especially the ones we have here, are about the size of magpies.
5:47 am
rubyfoo

I don't like wasps, only afraid that I or Ruby will swallow one and get stung, but my only fears are bridges and little worms in Vegetables
5:48 am
rubyfoo

How stupid is that?
5:48 am
rubyfoo

I will look that up when I look up the grasshopper.
5:48 am
rubyfoo

I have a garden spider, an argiope, who I sometimes feed who was identifies for me by \a Dutch entomologist
5:49 am
rubyfoo

I'm not afraid of anything that isn't poisonous (except the worms!)
5:49 am
sprite

not, I'd say. Bridges are land over water, which is kind of topsyturvy if you think about it. And worms in food are very unhealthy and something we have a genetic aversion of.
5:49 am
rubyfoo

thanks for that, I always feel ridiculous, donning gloves to clean vegetables
5:50 am
sprite

I don't think I am scared of any animal, though there are quite a lot I have a huge respect for.
5:50 am
sprite

well.... humans. I am usually not so ok with humans, lol.
5:51 am
rubyfoo

sometimes I'm scared of Burt lol
5:51 am
sprite

hehehe :)
5:52 am
sprite

I am afraid of hard sounds, too many people or people too close to me... talk about stupid.
5:53 am
rubyfoo

you must have been a New Yorker in an earlier life!
5:53 am
rubyfoo

we maintain a strong sense of "personal space" which mustn't be disturbed
5:53 am
hurshy

no, you're probably just an HSP
5:53 am
sprite

grin, could very well be the case
5:53 am
kje

gm
5:54 am
rubyfoo

hello kje
5:54 am
rubyfoo

we're talking abut phobias
5:54 am
hurshy

10% of every species is highly sensitive. in animals that live in packs, the sensitive ones alert the others to trouble before they are aware of it. then the brave ones can go out and deal with it.
5:54 am
sprite

hiya hursh, yeah, hsp with serious childhood trauma resulting in ptsd. I know it is not stupid, but it is very unpractical ;)
5:54 am
hurshy

but Highly Sensitive Persons are not always appreciated. i'm one too so i know.
5:55 am
rubyfoo

that's interesting, hurshy, and hello
5:55 am
kje

I have a stupid people phobia
5:55 am
rubyfoo

hahah, kje
5:55 am
sprite

kje, hi and lol... yes I can imagine!
5:55 am
rubyfoo

and it isn't even curable!
5:55 am
hurshy

it's practical in other ways. it's just not appreciated.
5:55 am
sprite

hsp is practical. ptss is not.
5:56 am
rubyfoo

speaking of stupid, I don't know what hsp is....
5:56 am
sprite

highly sensitive person
5:57 am
sprite

I guess in animals it would be hsa
5:57 am
rubyfoo

ty sprite
5:57 am
hurshy

well, in a way it is. i mean it may not be now, or feel that way, but every mental illness that is at root a coping mechanism is practical, and PTSD is an intense way of your brain telling you to avoid similar situations in future at all costs, which is actually true.
5:57 am
sprite

or hsc... highly sensitive critter :)
5:57 am
kje

ap?
5:58 am
rubyfoo

then it could be used for people and animals :)
5:58 am
kje

but hsc ca also mean highly sensitive creep... so could be misleading
5:58 am
kje

highly sensitive cretin
5:58 am
kje

too risky
5:59 am
hurshy

and LOL could mean lazy obnoxious loser, but we can't avoid all acronyms just cause they COULD mean something else :)
5:59 am
kje

it doesn't mean lazy obnoxious loser? damn, I've been using it wrong
6:00 am
rubyfoo

but that would be funny, too
6:00 am
sprite

hursh, yes I agree. The only thing is, with complex ptsd it is developed in one's childhood. So it is a mechanism that is based on being powerless to change your situation in a healthier way. Once you are grown, you should be able to handle things better, but you aren't so you have to learn.
6:00 am
kje

anyone have the ap?
6:00 am
sprite

I thought it meant Look Out Left?
6:00 am
rubyfoo

looking with you, kje
6:00 am
sprite

hmz no, no ap yet
6:01 am
hurshy

well yes, obviously the mechanisms produce bad side effects and have to be worked on, but one of the parts of working on it is to not blame yourself for having developed it to begin with - at the time it was a rational thing for your brain to do.
6:01 am
sprite

antisocial person, kje
6:01 am
sprite

yes, that is true. Thanks for reminding me, hursh.
6:02 am
sprite

also risky abbrev
6:02 am
kje

antisocial?
6:02 am
kje

hmmm
6:02 am
sprite

A.P.
6:03 am
kje

lol
6:03 am
rubyfoo

(I was looking for an ap in the grid....)
6:03 am
sprite

it was not a clue. But since you are not stupid, you knew that.
6:03 am
kje

whichever interpretation of that you chose
6:04 am
sprite

you are delightful ppl... I am having fun here :D
6:05 am
kje

i do not like this grid... nothing builds... this is work!
6:05 am
mrpresident

there are peoples here!! yay :))
6:06 am
sprite

yeah same for me. No speed at all.
6:06 am
kje

my poor brain caot handle this early o a saturday morn
6:06 am
rubyfoo

hi mrp!
6:06 am
sprite

hiya mrP :P
6:06 am
kje

hi mrp
6:07 am
sprite

jeezzz with all those alternative spellings in enable I'd have thought acaghan would work.
6:08 am
kje

ap6 - at the apex
6:09 am
sprite

yeah, that is really stupid. That should work.
6:09 am
rubyfoo

ty, kje
6:09 am
kje

yw
6:10 am
kje

now I'm working on an av
6:10 am
rubyfoo

sprite, we almost have aasvogel in here!
6:10 am
sprite

oh yes, close, rubyfoo!
6:10 am
kje

av + methane or helium
6:11 am
sprite

that is not a word, is it? Oh hell, guess it is. Somewhere. Somewhere obscure where enable found it.
6:11 am
sprite

thanks kje
6:11 am
rubyfoo

on the tip of my tongue, hahah, ty k
6:11 am
kje

yw
6:13 am
kje

i wish someone would make me breakfast
6:14 am
sprite

yeah me too. *orders two breakfast for kje and self*
6:14 am
kje

if they delivered breakfast like they do pizza, i'd be on the phone!
6:15 am
kje

feeling lazy
6:15 am
sprite

wouldn't that be awesome.
6:15 am
kje

this may be a great busiess idea in the making
6:15 am
rubyfoo

maybe crossy could start an international biz with local franchises
6:16 am
rubyfoo

snap, kje
6:16 am
sprite

write me up as a customer
6:16 am
rubyfoo

finally found an ev! for nbt, does anybody have the middle i?
6:17 am
kje

well, that would be a hefty delivery charge, sprite... though would be tempted to do it in person and see amsterdam again
6:17 am
kje

clue ev?
6:17 am
sprite

you'd be welcome here, kje
6:17 am
sprite

not yet, sorry rubyfoo
6:17 am
rubyfoo

I'm trying to avoid a clue....
6:18 am
rubyfoo

ev7/40
6:18 am
kje

that i has been hard to find
6:18 am
kje

ty ruby
6:18 am
City 17 dweller

is6 = is + vowel + metal
6:19 am
kje

that other e from that tile is ea6 than the ev
6:19 am
City 17 dweller

ty for the ev, ruby.
6:19 am
kje

ty city
6:19 am
rubyfoo

ty city
6:20 am
sprite

hi city
6:20 am
kje

ah, my raccoon just came home
6:20 am
rubyfoo

hello, raccon!
6:21 am
hurshy

i don't think asiago should be proper. cheddar isn't.
6:21 am
rubyfoo

yay, half, nbt and time to read the paper! see you all later
6:22 am
sprite

bye rubyfoo
6:22 am
kje

i tried that too hursh... enable does not like foodie words
6:22 am
rubyfoo

*poof*
6:22 am
kje

hagn ruby!
6:22 am
rubyfoo

allows miso and tofu but not natto
6:22 am
rubyfoo

bye
6:22 am
sprite

thanks for the i, city
6:25 am
kje

apparently, no amount of wishing has produced food here... I guess I must go get it myself
6:25 am
sprite

bring me some, please, kje
6:26 am
kje

will likely be oatmeal, sprite
6:27 am
sprite

anything, as long as i don't have to make it myself :D
6:27 am
kje

will have a couple clementines while the oatmeal cooks (takes 30 minutes)
6:27 am
sprite

clementines are lovely
6:27 am
kje

bbiam with coffee refill and clementines
6:28 am
kje

will throw some dried fruits and uts in the oatmeal as it cooks
6:28 am
sprite

yummy
6:35 am
sprite

pfew. past halfway... a real one-word-at-a-time grid. I found the V-words that remind me of that little boy, that told the fascinated bystanders: "A boy has a penis! And a girl has a cavia!"
6:36 am
kje

lol
6:37 am
carleekat

hi all
6:37 am
carleekat

ohoh..does this mean this is a stinker of a grid?
6:37 am
sprite

hiya carlee! Check out the icon theme list... we are good till the new year thanks to you.
6:38 am
kje

it is challenging, carlee
6:38 am
kje

i slow word at a time
6:38 am
sprite

yeah, a real stinker. loose sand all the way.
6:39 am
carleekat

yay
6:39 am
carleekat

ok..not doing it then...too much reading to get done today for school
6:39 am
carleekat

and some note polishing
6:40 am
kje

happy studying!
6:41 am
sprite

good decision, this is a time-consuming bugger
6:41 am
carleekat

oh i domt mind it kje
6:41 am
carleekat

and i pop in here for chat
6:41 am
carleekat

dont*
6:41 am
carleekat

( am just whipping up some buttermilk pancakes for breakie...will save the rest as snacks...)
6:42 am
sprite

ooooooo *takes kje's arm and drags her over to carlee's kitchen*
6:42 am
carleekat

( maple syrup :p )
6:42 am
kje

sed some to sprite - she is lookig for breakfast (though it is past breakfast time there)
6:43 am
sprite

yeah it is more like brunch. I am awful atm with food. And especially with taking care of myself. I just don't eat.
6:43 am
carleekat

putting buttermilk pancakes in the pb
6:43 am
kje

i love maple syrup
6:43 am
sprite

yummy! Oatmeal with nuts and fruit, and now buttermilk pancakes with maple syrup. I am a happy sprite.
6:48 am
sprite

I give in. 76 left. I am gonna use lickety today. MrP, tell him his package looks well-adjusted and prime to me!
6:48 am
kje

45 left here... went to lickety with about 100 left
6:49 am
sprite

usually don't use the list at all, but this grid is not enough fun to do without :)
6:52 am
Anniebrook

hello everyone, so this grid is a stinker
6:52 am
kje

peeeee-uuuuuu, annie
6:52 am
sprite

hiya Annie, yeah kind of. No series of words.
6:53 am
Anniebrook

well, I have started so I am in for the long haul
6:55 am
kje

ah, just found 3 pa words that build off each other... a record for this grid!
6:55 am
sprite

not for babble artists, but for babble craftworkers :)
6:56 am
sprite

is that the word? Craftworkers? let me look it up.
6:57 am
sprite

craftsmen, artisans.
6:57 am
kje

yes
6:57 am
kje

italian root i presume
6:57 am
sprite

yes I think so too
7:01 am
sprite

I don't think I have those pa words yet. *looking*
7:02 am
kje

lol - i assumed you did since you immediately knew
7:03 am
sprite

lol... I am the queen of miscommunication
7:03 am
kje

peasant
7:03 am
sprite

thank you!
7:06 am
kje

oatmeal beepig
7:06 am
sprite

yayyyy :D
7:07 am
Anniebrook

enjoy!
7:09 am
kje

changing menu, sprite... pecans and maple syrup instead... all the talk of maple made me crave
7:09 am
sprite

55 left, pant pant
7:09 am
sprite

I love both, kje! Thanks :D
7:13 am
kje

3 left, all 7's : /
7:13 am
mrpresident

hello again! was dragged away to do lice and dinner
7:13 am
sprite

I have 6 of the 7s, maybe I can help
7:13 am
sprite

hiya mrP, lice?
7:13 am
kje

lice???
7:14 am
kje

si7's, sprite
7:16 am
sprite

sorry, no, don't have those yet :(
7:16 am
kje

LOL
7:16 am
kje

the 2 I need!
7:16 am
kje

no prob
7:17 am
sprite

I do have so7, LOL
7:18 am
sprite

si7: biblical bad habit + vowel + apple ***
7:18 am
kje

si7 - screw up + root word meanig vision if you know medical terms
7:19 am
sprite

change last vowel for the other one
7:19 am
kje

ha!
7:19 am
sprite

lol, you and me!
7:19 am
kje

we got them at the same time
7:19 am
sprite

sharing a brainwave
7:19 am
kje

FW!
7:20 am
sprite

wtg kje!
7:20 am
kje

sharingn one wave... yep.. how I feel today - LOL
7:20 am
Anniebrook

congrats, kje!
7:20 am
sprite

could you please help me with ic5? Just don't see it!
7:20 am
kje

more cold and slippery
7:20 am
sprite

*hugs kje* Sharing breakfast too!
7:21 am
sprite

oh of course! Very fishslapworthy. Thank you.
7:21 am
inge

a
7:21 am
kje

ooooo - fishslapworthy... new word! love it!
7:21 am
kje

hi inge
7:21 am
Anniebrook

morning, inge
7:21 am
kje

a to you too
7:23 am
sprite

:)
7:35 am
kje

any clues needed before i go?
7:35 am
periwinkle

left colum e pls, hello all
7:36 am
sprite

no I am ok, thanks, kje. have a lovely day and thanks for breakfast :)
7:36 am
sprite

one is less hard, periwinkle
7:37 am
periwinkle

ty
7:37 am
periwinkle

i under the top A pls
7:38 am
sprite

6 letters, ends in a metal
7:39 am
Anniebrook

is an 7 going to be a fish?
7:39 am
sprite

no not really. Do you want a clue?
7:40 am
Anniebrook

yes, please
7:40 am
sprite

against + going south with age
7:40 am
uusue2

morning, all!
7:40 am
sprite

hiya uusue!
7:41 am
sprite

I see your yesterday's icon and it has such beautiful colours!
7:41 am
Anniebrook

sprite, I loved that clue
7:41 am
uusue2

just getting up, had a crappy day yesterday
7:41 am
Anniebrook

hi sue
7:41 am
sprite

thanks Annie :) Glad it helped!
7:41 am
Anniebrook

sorry to hear that, sue
7:41 am
carleekat

oh oh sue..what happened <making coffee>
7:41 am
sprite

aw uusue :( Should be a law against cr4py days.
7:42 am
uusue2

Yesterday's icon was indeed quite colorful; today's is spectacular too but in a more subtle way
7:42 am
sprite

yes it is beautiful too, uusue.
7:43 am
uusue2

Well, yesterday I was supposed to go to an all-day symposium for one of our retired professors, including lunch and an invitation-only dinner, where I'd had them prepare a special meal for Frank
7:43 am
uusue2

but for breakfast I had one of our pawpaw fruits in my cereal and it didn't agree with me - went to work and started teaching my 9:00 class and had to stop
7:44 am
uusue2

threw up a couple of times and spent the rest of the day home in bed
7:44 am
uusue2

*sigh*
7:44 am
uusue2

I feel better today, though, which is good
7:44 am
carleekat

oh dear :(
7:44 am
sprite

oh sue, that is really cr4py! Makes you feel so rotten. Are you better now?
7:44 am
carleekat

take it easy today
7:45 am
uusue2

I think so although I just got up
7:45 am
carleekat

( I have been shocking my system with vitamins)
7:46 am
uusue2

we have a play to go to tonight (have season tickets to the university's theatre productions, which are REALLY cheap)
7:46 am
carleekat

today's grid is apparently good for a do not much kind of day sue
7:47 am
periwinkle

help with middle N pls
7:49 am
carleekat

my dog is so bored..i have to take him for a walk soon
7:49 am
uusue2

ni4/4, peri
7:49 am
periwinkle

ty I tried that before and it was not accepted
7:50 am
periwinkle

stillo not getting that i under the A tho
7:51 am
movieman

i+material peri
7:52 am
periwinkle

ty mm
7:52 am
movieman

yw
7:52 am
sprite

hey movie my man!
7:53 am
sprite

i +nights in white *****
7:56 am
uusue2

thx, sprite!
7:56 am
sprite

yvw :)
7:56 am
carleekat

ok..getting dressed and taking dog out... i think i will take him to the trail...toodles
7:57 am
sprite

have fun carlee, and take care
7:57 am
uusue2

bye, carlee!
7:58 am
uusue2

nbs and nbt...
7:58 am
sprite

wtg uusue!
8:02 am
sprite

I have 18 left, going really slow, and when I am done, I will hang up the laundry
8:03 am
uusue2

now I am trying to catch up with mail and everything I missed yesterday, although I was able to do most of it from bed on my phone (!)
8:04 am
sprite

wow :) at least some distraction from how rotten you felt
8:04 am
Anniebrook

can I get a clue for the second ar 6/18?
8:06 am
sprite

ar + biblical bad habit + vowel
8:06 am
Anniebrook

thanks, sprite!
8:07 am
sprite

yvw :)
Do you happen to have the pi512 before the little chess piece?
8:07 am
Anniebrook

the only pi 5/12 I have is the dock which I am sure you have
8:08 am
rubyfoo

hello again, back from picking a little fruit in the garden
8:08 am
Anniebrook

hi ruby, how nice to pick fruit from your own garden
8:08 am
sprite

nope that is the one, thank you. Forgotten plural, si4.
8:09 am
sprite

I'd love to have fruit in our garden. May plant a berry bush and get some apple tree started next year
8:09 am
Anniebrook

I was just going to correct myself and say it was a plural but you were too fast, sprite
8:09 am
rubyfoo

of course, the quantities are tiny, but it's a great feeling! 3 figs, 4 tomatoes and about 20 raspberries today
8:10 am
sprite

lovely, rubyfoo. Enough to enjoy
8:10 am
rubyfoo

what about figs, sprite? Do you have enough Sunshine?
8:11 am
rubyfoo

and blackberries and currants? No work and nice yields
8:11 am
rubyfoo

we have an apple tree, but because I don't use insecticides, the fruit is often wormy (eeewwww)
8:11 am
sprite

sounds like a plan. Not sure about figs, we have lots of sunshine one summer, hardly any another. This year has been bad.
8:12 am
Mom

good morning / afternoon, everyone. Getting a late start this morning
8:12 am
sprite

hiya Mom
8:12 am
rubyfoo

I was given some raspberry plants when my friend divided hers and they grow like weeds (she said they actually are weeds!)
8:12 am
rubyfoo

hi mom
8:13 am
Mom

Hi ((Ruby))
8:13 am
Mom

((Sprite)) hello
8:13 am
sprite

would love to have some of those. Imagine eating yoghurt for dessert and adding some raspberries from the garden.
8:13 am
rubyfoo

and keep in mind, sprite, I don't do any work beyond picking fruit and deadheading roses
8:13 am
rubyfoo

that's what I prepare for my husband
8:13 am
Anniebrook

hi ((Mom))
8:13 am
Mom

(((Annie))) good morning
8:13 am
sprite

roses. Now that is something else I'd love to have. But they tell me they are hard to keep.
8:14 am
rubyfoo

I eat the same yoghurt with blackberry jam that I made in August
8:14 am
sprite

yummy
8:14 am
rubyfoo

no work at all for the roses! they seem to grow everywhere and just need deadheading and pruning once a year
8:15 am
rubyfoo

I've seen fabulous rose gardens ranging from Miami to NY to England (and here, hahah)
8:15 am
sprite

how do you prune? And when?
8:16 am
rubyfoo

they say to do it in autumn, when they are finished and, again, in spring. But I never do both. You just cut at an angle so that water doesn't get into the stems, easy even for me. And wear gloves.
8:16 am
sprite

ok. I heard something about they only bloom on old wood...
8:17 am
rubyfoo

ours have flowerd 2 or 3 times this year, now watering at all and no insecticides because of the dogs
8:17 am
rubyfoo

as far as I know, not true
8:17 am
rubyfoo

no* watering
8:17 am
rubyfoo

not even weeding
8:18 am
sprite

ok wonderful, I think I must motivate myself to start some gardening come year, and keep it up. It is so nice when it works.
8:18 am
uusue2

*ahem* just reading back, the pi4/5 after the plural boat places is not a little chess piece, it is an elementary particle (see the physics babblets). *pedantic mode off*
8:19 am
uusue2

and hi, ruby and mom!
8:19 am
rubyfoo

we have pale pink climbers, traditional deep red big ones, antique pink ones, lovely small salmon and pink ones, white ordinary ones (covered with aphids, but they don't seem to care as they blossom constantly and have never even been pruned)
8:19 am
Mom

good morning ((uusue))
8:19 am
rubyfoo

{{love that smart sue!!!}}
8:19 am
rubyfoo

and a huge bush of purple ones
8:19 am
sprite

oh ok, thanks uusue, lol. What is the smallest chess piece called?
8:19 am
rubyfoo

pawn
8:20 am
Mom

going to go look at uusue's physics babblets
8:20 am
uusue2

pawn, sprite
8:20 am
sprite

maybe I should visit a good garnening centre.
8:20 am
sprite

oh darn of course, I should have known.
8:20 am
Mom

thanks uusue
8:20 am
rubyfoo

yes, they will know what you can grow locally
8:20 am
uusue2

your roses sound lovely, ruby!
8:20 am
sprite

as you may have guessed, the pi4 particle is the dutch word for the smallest chess piece.
8:20 am
rubyfoo

hahah, sprite
8:21 am
uusue2

I have learned something today! thx, sprite!
8:21 am
rubyfoo

they truly are but the peonies, as ephemeral as they are, are my faves
8:21 am
Mom

Sprite, I find gardening to be very therapeutic
8:21 am
uusue2

I have to get Frank to take better care of our garden next year - this year it is all weeds
8:22 am
uusue2

he lived for a long time in Florida and then in California and it is always either too hot or too cold for him
8:22 am
rubyfoo

some of the weeds are probably beautiful, sue, like Queen Anne's lace (just don't eat it)
8:22 am
uusue2

I told him that he needs to get used to actual weather :-)
8:22 am
crosshair

good morning everyone
8:22 am
rubyfoo

I have a handyman who comes occasionally and does what I tell him. Real gardeners are too expensive
8:22 am
rubyfoo

{{crossy}}
8:22 am
Mom

good morning ((Crossy))
8:23 am
uusue2

our front yard is supposed to be planted in native wildflowers but it's being taken over by invasive plants that are not so pretty, unfortunately
8:23 am
uusue2

hi, crossy!
8:23 am
sprite

yes, I do too, Mom! It is just that I cannot seem to get myself to do anything. Having had a very bad year. I think I need to re-focus and start planning and preparing fun things for next year.
8:23 am
sprite

hiya crossy :)
8:23 am
Anniebrook

hi crossy :)
8:23 am
uusue2

and the vegetable beds are full of grass (and not the kind you can smoke, even :-)
8:23 am
Mom

I must be off. Quilting this morning. I'll be back later today. ((Hugs)) to all of you
8:23 am
rubyfoo

did anybody ever see Plots With a View? There is a scene with Blenda Blethyn and a little boy helping her in the garden and he leaves the weeds and pulls out the real flowers and says, these are just as beautiful
8:23 am
crosshair

all my favorite ladies:)
8:23 am
sprite

enjoy the quilting, Mom
8:24 am
Mom

thanks, Sprite. It is alway a blast. I hope you have a great rest of the day
8:24 am
Anniebrook

enjoy your quilting, Mom, buye
8:24 am
Anniebrook

*bye
8:24 am
rubyfoo

they have a patchwork club here and had an exhibition last week, but their stuff is too modern to suit my American taste
8:24 am
uusue2

bye, mom!
8:24 am
Mom

thanks, Annie. See you soon. ((Hugs))
8:24 am
sprite

my dear neighbour says, when I ask her if something is weed or flower, that weed is anything she doesn't like, and the rest is plants and flowers :)
8:24 am
Mom

oh I don't like the modern stuff at all
8:24 am
rubyfoo

{{mom}}
8:25 am
Mom

bye bye Uusue
8:26 am
uusue2

we have a plant here called bishop's weed (aegopodium) that is VERY invasive - it's starting to take over all my gardens and if we can't control it there will be nothing left
8:27 am
rubyfoo

do you know loosestrife? It grows wild in the mountains and is very beautiful, magenta tall composite flowers. After it was planted, it migrated to the fishpond and is very happy there with the water lilies and reeds
8:27 am
rubyfoo

it is considered invasive in all the flower books but I love it
8:28 am
sprite

I don't know if I know it. It is always so tough to think what the dutch name might be :)
8:28 am
crosshair

here purple loosetrife runs rampant and we try to get rid of it if it invades the back yard
8:28 am
uusue2

I have heard of it, it sounds less aggressive than the aegopodium
8:29 am
inge

/
8:29 am
inge

,
8:29 am
rubyfoo

does the aegopodiium have flowers?
8:29 am
uusue2

the only way to get rid of the aegopodium is to dig up ALL of it, including all the roots - it can resprout from the tiniest bit of root
8:29 am
uusue2

it has little tiny white flowers, nothing special
8:29 am
sprite

oh I see. It looks a bit like heather.
8:30 am
rubyfoo

I tried growing heather but the soil here was wrong
8:30 am
uusue2

either that or herbicides, which risk killing the other plants in the garden as well
8:30 am
rubyfoo

I planted it on the dogs' graves
8:30 am
sprite

ah I see, uusue, the aegopodium we call whistleweed
8:30 am
rubyfoo

and bad for the animals, sue!
8:30 am
rubyfoo

instead, bear garlic came up, planted by God
8:31 am
uusue2

hmmm, it says here you can cut off all the leaves early in the spring and cover it with black plastic, maybe we will try that next year
8:32 am
sprite

oh hell no! That is not whistle weed, that is seven-leaf! That is awful. We had it too and you have to dig up about 40 cm, it has a mean root network and even a millimeter of a root can resprout the whole nastiness.
8:32 am
uusue2

I used to have a really nice stand of purple coneflowers (echinacea), which are native here and quite beautiful, and also fairly aggressive, but the aegopodium is starting to choke them out
8:32 am
uusue2

exactly, sprite!!!
8:32 am
sprite

yes uusue, that will work. We got rid of it that way. The roots will die eventually when there is no leaf.
8:33 am
sprite

echinacea is good for building up resistance :)
8:33 am
uusue2

so I hear - I haven't tried to harvest mine; the birds love the seed heads in the winter
8:34 am
sprite

I believe you make it as a tea. Dry, soak, drink.
8:34 am
rubyfoo

<-- loves echinacea flowers but doesn't have any
8:35 am
uusue2

maybe i will try that if we can get rid of the aegopodium...
8:35 am
uusue2

anyway I am going to leave for a while, either go back to bed or get on with the day, will see how I feel. bbl!!
8:36 am
rubyfoo

bye sue
8:36 am
sprite

lol our neighbours gave us a recipe they cut out of a paper for aegopodium stew/hotchpotch!
8:36 am
sprite

you take ca4, uusue, give yourself a day to get over being sick. *hugs*
8:36 am
rubyfoo

I have to go pick up a prescription, bye for now
8:37 am
sprite

bye rubyfoo, have a nice day
8:40 am
sprite

fireflies at last. Nasty bugger of a grid.
8:46 am
Scrabbler

Greetings Babblers.
8:47 am
crosshair

howdy scrabby
8:47 am
Scrabbler

Hi buddy. What are you plans for the weekend?
8:49 am
crosshair

work today..off sunday and will do a photo excursion day up on the mtn as our trees are changing fast
8:50 am
crosshair

pack a nice piucnic lunch,some cheese,grapes,nice french stick of bread and a small bottle of vino and see what there is to see
8:50 am
Scrabbler

Tmrw will be nice for you. Our leaves are also changing quickly. Have you had a frost yet? We have not but we usually have our first in early October.
8:50 am
Scrabbler

Very nice plans.
8:50 am
crosshair

we have had frost twice now
8:51 am
Scrabbler

I suspected so.
8:51 am
crosshair

day of today for you?
8:51 am
crosshair

off
8:52 am
Scrabbler

I have 2 more weekends off until my on-call weekend. We do Fri 5pm-Mon 8am, with Saturday office hours. I do 2 weekends in each 13 wk block.
8:54 am
crosshair

up here we now have a dr shortage.we are lucky in that we have had the same family dr for 20 years as many do not,but when we book an appt it can be as much as a month away so often the walk in clinic is the only alternative.hell by the time the dr appt rolls around you are either well,or have been to the clinic or are dead :/
8:55 am
Scrabbler

The US lacks enough primary care docs, but rural, underpopulated areas are really hurt.
8:56 am
crosshair

our dr does do training though and we can go 6 months without see him at all,just his locums
8:57 am
crosshair

many towns in our area go so far as to offer turn key med clinics to get drs up here
8:57 am
Scrabbler

Some Canadian trained docs go to the US to practice. I know 2 UT-trained docs that came here to join a family medicine practice.
8:58 am
crosshair

yes..we still have a bad brain drain ratio
8:58 am
Scrabbler

Primary care MDs are overworked and underpaid so it is tough to get med students to choose that field.
8:58 am
crosshair

we lose a lot of skilled nursing graduates to the u.s
8:59 am
Scrabbler

I didn't know about the nurses.
9:00 am
crosshair

oh it is bad,even my sister in law,she graduated nursing at mcmaster here in hamilton and the u,s hospital scouts are right there on grad day
9:00 am
crosshair

a texas hospital wooed her away..set up an apt for them,furnished it,leased them a car..etc..etc
9:01 am
Scrabbler

I was at McMaster Univ in college, when our tennis team went there for a tournament. That was the highlight of college--being on the team and seeing other towns and campuses.
9:02 am
crosshair

mcmaster has the distinction of being the only iniversity in ontario with its own nuclear reactor
9:02 am
crosshair

so many go there for nuclear medicine stuff
9:02 am
Scrabbler

Some docs are wooed to stay at a hospital program. A friend had his mortgage paid off.
9:03 am
crosshair

indeed,and another interesting thing is we have a chronic shortage of obgyn,s
9:04 am
crosshair

we have one and only one to serve a hundred mile radius so she was moved right into the hospital
9:04 am
Scrabbler

Here too. The yearly malpractice premium is so high. 80k here, much higher in large urban centers.
9:05 am
crosshair

lol@ malpracticve insurance,for any procedure they make us sign so many waiver forms,you could cut my head off by mistake and be ok
9:06 am
Scrabbler

Every surgical consent form will list death as a possible outcome.
9:07 am
crosshair

we do get a charge out of the u.s lawyer commercials though.they sue for everything but ingrown toenails
9:07 am
Scrabbler

That is the attitude in the US. You experience a bad outcome, you just sue.
9:08 am
crosshair

we find it bizzare
9:08 am
Scrabbler

That is discouraging for us docs, as, guess what, bad things happen.
9:09 am
crosshair

there was one ad,i forget,some kind of heart operation and med treatment..it saved your life,but gave you diabetes and this ambulance chaser was wanting you to sue.up here we would shake the drs hand as we are thankful to still be around to get diabetes lol
9:09 am
BabbleRabble

I have worked with many Canadian lawyers over the years and they do not hesitate to sue if there is a legal basis.
9:10 am
Scrabbler

Oh, yes, there are commercials for people that have taken certain drugs, as you can sue for $.
9:10 am
crosshair

well,they are just more discreet about it them br,they do not trumpet it over the airwaves
9:10 am
Scrabbler

Hi BR. How are you doing?
9:10 am
BabbleRabble

Ethnocentrism and self-interest make good stories but are not always factual
9:11 am
crosshair

i am surprised they do not offer free six flags admissions with each lawsuit lol
9:12 am
BabbleRabble

I have dealt with people that have nothing better to do than make lawyer jokes.... until they need one
9:13 am
crosshair

lawyers ar elike bad tasting medicine,we hate to take it,but yest sometimes it is needed
9:14 am
BabbleRabble

And those that so easily judge will have your day too
9:15 am
crosshair

we do need lawyers,but there is a reason there are books and books of lawyer jokes
9:15 am
BabbleRabble

You are quite the guy ....
9:15 am
crosshair

but i digress..
9:15 am
crosshair

why ty br
9:15 am
Scrabbler

There are bad characters in every profession--medicine, law, car care...
9:16 am
crosshair

indeed scrabby
9:16 am
BabbleRabble

I would like to meet you for about ten minutes
9:16 am
Mr Bob

Good morning everyone
9:16 am
Scrabbler

Hi Bob
9:16 am
crosshair

howdy bob
9:16 am
crosshair

lol,how much per hour would that cost me? 200? 300?
9:17 am
BabbleRabble

I no longer am a lawyer but I do find that people talk a lot tougher behind a monitor than in person
9:17 am
Scrabbler

NBT finally.
9:18 am
hego

Uh oh I smell testosterone.
9:18 am
Scrabbler

Hi Hego.
9:18 am
hego

Hi all
9:19 am
hego

When I was widowed my lawyer was my hero.
9:19 am
Scrabbler

But, BR, aren't there attorneys that you feel ashamed to have as colleagues. I know of bad, dangerous docs.
9:19 am
hego

He literally held my hand through it all
9:19 am
Scrabbler

How old were you, He?
9:19 am
crosshair

ahh thought i sensed a lawyer.did not know you were one br
9:20 am
hego

me? 6 years ago Scrabs
9:20 am
BabbleRabble

You can think what you want, Scrabbler ... I am in no mood for crap and if you want to go at I am right here.
9:20 am
crosshair

good lord..time to move on
9:20 am
hego

I never met a better person.
9:20 am
Scrabbler

Sorry, He, I didn't know.
9:21 am
hego

thank you Scrabbler, dear
9:21 am
crosshair

so..scrabby,any hiking plans for your day off?
9:22 am
hego

so Crossy, what's for breakfast?
9:22 am
Scrabbler

My sister is a lawyer--business law.
9:22 am
hego

Snap
9:22 am
crosshair

not sure yet hego,but it will have eggs in it:)
9:23 am
Scrabbler

Yes, I will hike, Crossy, and work on a new garden plot that I started last weekend. I will lay down some newspaper and then heap soil on.
9:23 am
Judi

Mmmmm. Breakfast. Morning, kids.
9:23 am
hego

come on Crossy, you can do better than that
9:23 am
crosshair

howdy judi
9:23 am
Scrabbler

Hi Judi.
9:23 am
crosshair

i am still planning the menu
9:23 am
hego

Hi Judi
9:23 am
Scrabbler

I had coffee and then yogurt with berries and nuts.
9:24 am
hego

I depend on you for all my food porn Crossy.
9:24 am
crosshair

lol
9:24 am
hego

How is this grid?
9:24 am
Scrabbler

Food porn--haha.
9:24 am
hego

It looks ugly.
9:25 am
Scrabbler

Not easy, He. I am up to 73 but am slowing down.
9:25 am
hego

Crossy is the king of food porn Scrabs. lol
9:25 am
Judi

Why the hell do I have ants in my computer room??
9:26 am
hego

Don't you eat there?
9:26 am
hego

I have enough crumbs in mine to make a sandwich.
9:26 am
Judi

Rarely, hego. Little punks. *goes to get ant trap*
9:27 am
hego

Poor ants
9:27 am
hego

Think I'll skip this one and have a life today.
9:27 am
crosshair

well,,we can start with 3 jumbo brown eggs whipped to a froth with a fork,then we add some bits of smoked ham ,some diced mushrooms,slide that into a hot buttered panthen when it is almost done we can fold shome 5 year old quebec apple wood smoked cheddar into it,but today instead of bacon we can add a nice farmers breakfast sausage that has been cured with a kiss of maple.then a few crunchy toasted english muffies with butter and gooseberry jam
9:28 am
hego

That's what i was looking for!!!
9:29 am
crosshair

thought so..need a smoke now? lol
9:29 am
hego

Definitely!!
9:29 am
crosshair

speaking of which,i am ten years clean on smokes next month:)
9:30 am
hego

27 years for me
9:30 am
phaeton

13.9 years non-smoker...hello
9:30 am
hego

Congrats to both of us. It was hard.
9:31 am
hego

Hi phae.
9:31 am
Scrabbler

Congrats, Crossy! I just discussed that issue with a 14 yr old boy with asthma. He is a smoker and just spent 5 days in the PICU with an asthma exacerbation.
9:31 am
Scrabbler

Yay for all ex-smokers!
9:31 am
hego

Yikes!! At 14!
9:32 am
crosshair

indeed scrabby,and i STILL choke and gasp on bad days,i smoked for 25 years
9:32 am
Judi

Off to breakie. See you kids later! *POOF*
9:32 am
crosshair

14 year old smoker with asthma:(((((
9:32 am
hego

Me too Crossy.
9:32 am
hego

Have to go now.. Hagd and play nice. : )
9:33 am
phaeton

can't stand to be around smokers...the smell makes me gag
9:33 am
crosshair

and i guess he was just taking the rescue inhaler and ignoring the steriod puffer
9:33 am
crosshair

tc hego
9:34 am
crosshair

and if he is like that at 14,he is going to be in bad shape by 25
9:35 am
Scrabbler

He also weighs 275 lbs so is an overall medical disaster in the making.
9:36 am
phaeton

there is food in the grid!
9:39 am
Scrabbler

At 78/114 I need a break. BBL.
9:43 am
crosshair

wow! 14 yrs and 275 pounds??!
9:48 am
crosshair

now,where was i?..oh yes1 lawyers!..lol jk.you can all roast me now if you like,i am one of those evil people who set fuel prices:)
9:58 am
inge

z
9:58 am
crosshair

howdy inge
9:59 am
ursh

oh yay fireworks here - just in time - national braai (barbecue) day here and it is miserable and drizzly
10:00 am
crosshair

yaa for ursh!
10:00 am
crosshair

a national bbq day..i love it!
10:00 am
crosshair

we bbq in snow storms,so rain does not stop us
10:01 am
dan2bit

ursh pass me some biltong, woudja?
10:02 am
crosshair

we did a bbq once in january,was minus 25c and the wind was coming right off the water and massing with the flames on the bbq,so 2 of us took turns holding sheets of plywood to deflect the wind and snow,while the 3rd did the cooking
10:06 am
crosshair

what is bitong?
10:07 am
uusue2

hi again, all!
10:08 am
dan2bit

biltong is jerky only better
10:10 am
phaeton

was the bbq worth the effort?
10:13 am
crosshair

was indeed
10:13 am
crosshair

bbq is always worth the effort
10:14 am
crosshair

howdy again sue;0
10:14 am
crosshair

though we cannot bbq when it gets below minus 40 f/c
10:21 am
uusue2

hi, dan, phae, crossy!
10:22 am
crosshair

we were all just chatting about a nice bbq sue:)
10:25 am
uusue2

bbq is indeed nice!
10:26 am
uusue2

we don't do it at home much, though, as it is almost impossible to find a gluten free bbq sauce; also I don't eat much meat
10:27 am
crosshair

:((
10:27 am
crosshair

i see our store now offers gluten free,vegan margerines
10:28 am
crosshair

made by the same makers of :i cannot believe it is not butter" spreads
10:28 am
uusue2

Frank likes real butter (he has no problem with dairy or meat); I don't use the stuff much
10:29 am
crosshair

i could not afford to have gluten issues,i see a small loaf of gluten bread is 8 dollars!!!
10:29 am
uusue2

but a lot of people with celiac have other sensitivities as well - with Frank it is certain tree nuts (pecans, walnuts), vinegar other than distilled (which is the other problem with barbecue sauce!), coffee...
10:29 am
crosshair

gluten free*
10:30 am
uusue2

yeah, he doesn't eat bread much, if he wants something like that he eats rice cakes or corn tortillas
10:30 am
crosshair

yes,i suppose you find viable affordable alternative quite fast
10:30 am
uusue2

but as long as he sticks to unprocessed meats, veggies, things like potatoes and corn, he is fine
10:31 am
uusue2

it's when you start getting into prepared foods and sauces that he starts to run into trouble
10:31 am
crosshair

wife and i find that processed meats are really causing us stomach issues now,so we steer clear now as well
10:32 am
uusue2

we ate out at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago (cheaper than a restaurant), and he found a gluten free chocolate tart (like a little pie, maybe 8 cm in diamater) - it was $5!!
10:32 am
crosshair

and we eat more fish ,less beef
10:32 am
crosshair

ouch!
10:32 am
Jellen

Howdy!
10:32 am
crosshair

and we now have gluten free beer!
10:33 am
crosshair

howdy jellen
10:33 am
uusue2

yes, he likes that a lot!
10:33 am
uusue2

hi, Jellen!
10:33 am
uusue2

although his favorite is still a single malt Scotch
10:33 am
crosshair

he can drink that?
10:34 am
Jellen

Gimme a gold star...I just listened to a lecture for my online class!
10:34 am
uusue2

yes, distilled is fine, the gluten is all gone
10:34 am
crosshair

yaa for jellen!
10:34 am
crosshair

cookie for you!
10:34 am
Jellen

Yum...Single malt Scotch!
10:34 am
uusue2

*gold star and laurel wreath for Jellen*
10:34 am
crosshair

want a treat,try scotch and fig newtons
10:35 am
uusue2

not for Frank, unfortunately....
10:35 am
Jellen

Now I have a big assignment to do...
10:35 am
Jellen

But I am taking a short break first...
10:36 am
uusue2

breaks before big assignments are always a good idea.
10:36 am
graygoose

salco
10:36 am
uusue2

close, gray!
10:37 am
sheehawk

aren't these puzzles timed?
10:37 am
crosshair

try a burst of ammunition fire
10:37 am
Jellen

Ooh, got a word from that!
10:37 am
uusue2

they are, shee, you have until midnight Central US time to finish
10:37 am
uusue2

and now I am off, see you all later!
10:38 am
crosshair

then you will need an sa/5 cream for your wounds
10:38 am
Jellen

Bye, uusue!
10:38 am
crosshair

tc suze
10:40 am
Jellen

Okay, think I'll dive into my assignment! *Splash*
10:47 am
crosshair

and now it is time for crossys tidbit of the day! and today we bring you something from catagory of"if it is not true,it should be"...
10:47 am
crosshair

A lawyer in Charlotte, NC purchased a box of very rare and expensive cigars, then insured them against fire among other things. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of these great cigars and without yet having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the lawyer filed a claim with the insurance company.
In his claim, the lawyer stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires." The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason: that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The lawyer sued....and won! In delivering the ruling the judge agreed with the insurance company that the claim was frivolous. The judge stated nevertheless, that the lawyer held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure them against fire, without defining what is considered to be "unacceptable fire," and was obligated to pay the claim. Rather than endure lengthy and costly appeal process, the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid $15,000.00 to the lawyer for his loss of the rare cigars lost in the "fires."
But... After the lawyer cashed the check, the insurance company had him arrested on 24 counts of ARSON! With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case used against him, the lawyer was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and was sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000.00 fine.
10:48 am
phaeton

and that is why insurance rates are so high
10:49 am
crosshair

a word finding game seananners,give it a try
10:50 am
72 Temple Owl

lovely. bait and insult another babbler and rub salt in the wound. molopolize chat as evidenced in the word count of your posts and frequncy. thas, seananners, is what is seems it is all about. welcome.
10:50 am
crosshair

mm..troll alert
10:50 am
amelu0218

someone's not taking their meds today... *rolls eyes*
10:51 am
crosshair

a few are not it seems
10:51 am
72 Temple Owl

question: who is the real troll?
10:53 am
crosshair

funny,i never knew there was a branch of babble thats sole duty is to count word usage and and pass judgement on people by the total
10:55 am
crosshair

but i have chores,so the soap box is vacant.have a good day everyone..poink
11:02 am
boatierra

Hey all :)
11:02 am
boatierra

Wow, haven't seen one of those on here in a very long time.
11:02 am
flosey

hello boatierra
11:03 am
boatierra

Hey flosey :)
11:04 am
ivesy3

sorry sea, that word is not in the grid
11:05 am
ivesy3

more pleasure to you if thats what you are doing
11:06 am
boatierra

I just dumped my dad's McAfee and I'm installing Norton on his computer. Hopfulling things will be running smoother now :)
11:06 am
CiociaJudy

Dr. God has been alerted!
11:07 am
ivesy3

so dr. god takes care of these morons?
11:07 am
CiociaJudy

yes, ivesy3, he usually does
11:07 am
dianedecoder

wouldn't it be nice to have the power to click on a name and hit "EXPLODE' !!
11:07 am
phaeton

yes...he flushes em!
11:08 am
phaeton

lol
11:08 am
ivesy3

thats good to know
11:08 am
dianedecoder

hi ivesy :-)))
11:08 am
ivesy3

hi diane:))))
11:08 am
ivesy3

feels like old time in gars , had to get some practice in
11:09 am
dianedecoder

time to get out the shovels .... lol
11:09 am
ivesy3

lol.... thought so
11:10 am
boatierra

Thank you CiociaJudy :)
11:10 am
boatierra

Hello CiociaJudy and ivesy3 :)
11:11 am
ivesy3

hello boat, and judy
11:12 am
dianedecoder

hi everyone
11:12 am
boatierra

Hello diane :)
11:13 am
boatierra

Ah, Norton sucessfully installed, huzzah!! Now time for the computer clean-up :)
11:13 am
ivesy3

when my son was little he couldnt say banana so he said nanners lol
11:14 am
dianedecoder

body parts all over the place,... but no brains to be seen. I'm out of here... do not need this visual pollution !!
11:14 am
susanj2

What an idiot
11:15 am
ivesy3

for sure
11:15 am
flosey

no problem susan, his time is limited
11:15 am
boatierra

Now onto the ADD/Remove programs part...I like this part, feels like cleaning house.
11:16 am
flosey

we can all just click on the dotted yellow line and a blank gray slides over to cover chat
11:17 am
hootowl

Has anyone notified DrGod???
11:17 am
ivesy3

belive so hootowl
11:17 am
boatierra

Doing a final virus and spyware scan...
11:17 am
hootowl

good - i'm minimizing!
11:18 am
boatierra

Ya, he's been notified :)
11:21 am
rururocks

well at least he is consistent
11:21 am
crosshair

indeed
11:22 am
JBV

crossy, my son just took a look and said dr god should be able to limit the number of words posted at one time in chat - do you agree?
11:22 am
ivesy3

wonder how long it too him to type that
11:22 am
rururocks

yes.. and you are young and stupid
11:22 am
crosshair

well,flooding the board is a no-no in all games
11:23 am
hootowl

I sent another e-mail anyway. This kid needs a straitjacket - after a smackdown to end all smackdowns! Where are his parents!
11:23 am
mrpresident

hi (((crossy)))
11:23 am
specificity

holy crap...
11:24 am
crosshair

((((MRP))))
11:24 am
rururocks

wow.. I am guessing the meds haven't kicked in
11:24 am
mrpresident

oh joy!! a red alert
11:24 am
helenkeller

It amuses me to see pathology in action :)
11:24 am
Erda

He is in school and it's break time
11:24 am
specificity

sion
11:24 am
crosshair

add a c to that spec
11:25 am
mrpresident

someone is on crystal meth
11:25 am
Jeff7

Breaking Bad!
11:25 am
Jeff7

:p
11:25 am
specificity

lol, cross... I'm having issues today =P
11:26 am
mrpresident

I just sent a cease and desist... should be facinating
11:26 am
mrpresident

stalkers are not facinating though
11:27 am
Erda

even fascinating
11:27 am
mrpresident

is this troll an english speaker? or just a random fwit
11:27 am
crosshair

lol,some people today think i should be sent to the void by dr_g no doubt:)
11:27 am
mrpresident

never you crossy
11:27 am
crosshair

((MRP))
11:27 am
mrpresident

fascinating... sounds naughty
11:28 am
Erda

It's easy to ignore him and keep playing
11:29 am
mrpresident

my younger brother is having a birthday today... and my dad calls me 'asking' me on my brother's behalf to meet up for lunch
11:29 am
mrpresident

and the horse you rode in on
11:29 am
crosshair

why do brother n ot call?
11:29 am
crosshair

darn typos
11:30 am
mrpresident

he is KKK for sure
11:31 am
crosshair

that still exists?? amazing
11:31 am
crosshair

do not touch that link babblers
11:31 am
mrpresident

hahaha! a link! like we care!! hahahahaha!!
11:31 am
rururocks

oh yeah it does crossy
11:31 am
mrpresident

smart as a donkey, hung like Einstein
11:31 am
boatierra

Ah! All is good :) Got all the installation done on my dad's computer. Now I just have to do a bit of tutorial with him and things should be right :)
11:32 am
crosshair

good stuff boat.are you setting up a clean istall for him?
11:32 am
m9f9l

hey all -1!!
11:32 am
boatierra

Aww, melon cat is back :)
11:32 am
crosshair

if so www.oldversion.com is a wealth of freeware stuff for set up
11:32 am
mrpresident

hi m9, boati
11:33 am
crosshair

boat,i use that site for winzip,winrar,media players,avg etc
11:33 am
boatierra

I'm no computer expert, but my dad had McAfee so I uninstalled that and downloaded Norton and so far and can tell his computer is running smoother.
11:33 am
mrpresident

oh how gay sea!
11:33 am
m9f9l

I'm just taking a quick break in prep for this crazy day
11:33 am
m9f9l

don't even respond.
11:33 am
rururocks

usually people who are so anti-gay are gay themselves I've heard
11:34 am
crosshair

if you find norton a bit bloated boat,try avg
11:34 am
m9f9l

hi ru!
11:34 am
boatierra

Best not to engage at all.
11:34 am
mrpresident

hi ruuster! wanna have fun??
11:34 am
boatierra

Thanks crossy. What is "clean istall" ?
11:34 am
m9f9l

exactly boat
11:35 am
rururocks

yes.. I do
11:35 am
crosshair

a clean istall is if your bought a new os for you da and started from scratch
11:35 am
Concepta

Im thinking about 13 years old....?
11:35 am
rururocks

he got to two syllables everyone!
11:35 am
mrpresident

he has?? lol!!
11:35 am
rururocks

maybe an angry 10 year old?
11:36 am
crosshair

i give him 13-14
11:36 am
hurshy

doc has been notified.
11:36 am
mrpresident

I have only seen one syllable words so far
11:36 am
ChampFit

Why's he still on?
11:36 am
rururocks

well he did say wanna
11:36 am
rururocks

he got beyond 4 letters
11:36 am
Concepta

Eminem...?
11:37 am
boatierra

Honestly guys, a few years ago, there was a very very nastly one and a few of us decided to try and talk them down, really it was no use. Day later, Bable site went bad. So really best not to engage at all.
11:37 am
mrpresident

wanna wanna wanna wanna .... exactly condepta
11:37 am
ChampFit

Eminem wannabe maybe...
11:37 am
mrpresident

is he trying to say nigger?? cause he can't spell
11:37 am
flosey

does anyone have a clue for ca5 please
11:38 am
Concepta

And I thought hoax was in the puzzle.....
11:38 am
ChampFit

the 5/18? baby cow...
11:38 am
saanichcat

ho Flosey, cows having babies
11:38 am
mrpresident

is he speaking in russian??
11:38 am
rururocks

bet you hear stuff like that at your bridge games flosey
11:38 am
saanichcat

hi I mean
11:38 am
boatierra

I felt really bad about like we had egged them on and then bam! Dr. G-d had to scramble to revamp everything. So my personal policy is, ignore.
11:39 am
flosey

oh, thanks champ and saanich
11:39 am
ChampFit

PB for Concepta!
11:39 am
saanichcat

how on earth do these people find Babble anyway?
11:39 am
ChampFit

yw
11:39 am
flosey

lol not often!
11:39 am
mrpresident

boati, no egging needed... this is a 'charmer'
11:39 am
Concepta

Mammys website
11:40 am
Concepta

I'm not living
11:40 am
mrpresident

ooooh, we are so intimidated! NOT!!! LOL!!!
11:40 am
boatierra

That's why I started talking about fixing my dad's computer, just any old thing to move the chog along.
11:41 am
crosshair

well ignore him mrp,hows yer day going beautiful?
11:41 am
flosey


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11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

sdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

sdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
Concepta

I'm thinking of ripping up some old bus tickets!!!!!
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

adf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

f
11:41 am
flosey

adf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

sdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

sdf
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
flosey

sdf
11:41 am
flosey

adf
11:41 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:41 am
flosey

asdf
11:41 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:41 am
boatierra

Crossy, I lost you in the converstion there!
11:41 am
crosshair

np boat
11:41 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:41 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
mrpresident

tot !!
11:42 am
boatierra

Oh, and I'd forgotten about doing that, asdf-ing them out as well.
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
flosey

I give up, just cover chat line with the blank gray screen
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

adsf
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
11:42 am
Concepta

See what the world wide web started?
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
adf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

adf
11:42 am
boatierra

adsf
11:42 am
boatierra

adsf
11:42 am
boatierra

adsf
11:42 am
boatierra

adsf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
saanichcat

whats adf?
11:42 am
boatierra

asd
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:42 am
boatierra

asdf
11:43 am
boatierra

asd
11:43 am
boatierra

asd
11:43 am
boatierra

asdf
11:43 am
mrpresident

everyone ready to go silent??
11:43 am
rururocks

yes
11:43 am
mrpresident

ok... silent now
11:43 am
saanichcat

what is adsf
11:44 am
boatierra

Ah, my dad is done folding his laundry, he's going to put it away and then the tutorial is going to begin.
11:44 am
mrpresident

we are all silent please
11:44 am
boatierra

asdf
11:44 am
boatierra

asdf
11:44 am
boatierra

adsf
11:45 am
boatierra

asdf
11:45 am
boatierra

asdf
11:45 am
boatierra

asdf
11:45 am
Erda

qwerty
11:45 am
boatierra

qwerty
11:45 am
mrpresident

all silent please
11:46 am
boatierra

Or maybe not, now my dad is making his bed, so tutorial will have to wait...
11:46 am
boatierra

qwerty
11:48 am
boatierra

Mmmm... Bob Sagat is in the puzzle.
11:48 am
mrpresident

boati... silence please
11:58 am
crosshair

ok all,i must bid you all good day and wish you peace in the chog very soon.tc all and happy babbling(blows kisses to T.O).live.love ,laugh and try not to take yerself too seriously!...poink!
11:58 am
mrpresident

10 min test mark...
11:58 am
mrpresident

see ya crossy :)) luv to you and yours
11:59 am
ChampFit

*Whew*!
11:59 am
mrpresident

indeed champ~~ !!
11:59 am
mrpresident

and back to silence mode... joy
12:01 pm
godthaab

Wow - one hour!
12:02 pm
godthaab

...and 10 minutes!!
12:04 pm
flosey

hello babblers, so troll has been silenced, Thank you Dr. God
12:04 pm
Shirlockc

yeeeha!
12:05 pm
Shirlockc

it was getting very monotonous
12:05 pm
mrpresident

no ...
12:05 pm
flosey

oh well, time to cover the chatline again
12:06 pm
nmlobo

ugh.
12:27 pm
rururocks

he is finally gone
12:27 pm
rururocks

I think
12:28 pm
rururocks

nope
12:28 pm
stidmama

Dr. G has been contacted, ruru.
12:28 pm
stidmama

(just now)
12:29 pm
Shirlockc

how annoying
12:29 pm
Shirlockc

i wonder if Dr. G can build a -kill it- button?
12:29 pm
Gamer714

just plain ignorant
12:29 pm
Shirlockc

5 votes and the postee is gone
12:30 pm
MollyL

Hmm, that's confusing. Several people said they contacted Dr. God a while ago.
12:30 pm
stidmama

it has been discussed, and the concern is that people might "kill" people who are giving clues in the chog or just expressing opinions they don't like.
12:30 pm
stidmama

It's possible Dr. G was enjoying a leisurely, non-tech morning (until we arrived)
12:31 pm
MollyL

Who is "we"?
12:32 pm
stidmama

Hiding chat now.
12:35 pm
mrpresident

please... chog silence
12:36 pm
Uneaixoise

mrp, reported to drg?
12:37 pm
mrpresident

hi une! and yes
12:37 pm
Uneaixoise

tx
12:43 pm
Gamer714

how does one report to drg?
12:44 pm
mrpresident

gamer... silence for now... been done
12:53 pm
cybernan

good morning, everyone -- need some troll spray?
12:57 pm
Uneaixoise

Extreme Jerk
12:57 pm
cybernan

sorry - thought drg had got involved
12:58 pm
mrpresident

OMG!! just found the antidote!! everyone type in the code that dr.G send and SeaNannerz won't show anymore!
You are all ready?? ;)
12:58 pm
Uneaixoise

he's been notified
12:58 pm
cybernan

yessssss
12:59 pm
LeslieAnn

oh right i forgot about that mr. p. inputting now.
12:59 pm
mrpresident

type in 'trollbegone' in the 'special box' that dr.g provided, and SeaNannerz won't be visible anymore...
Got it???
12:59 pm
cybernan

yep -- ty
12:59 pm
mrpresident

ok, I did it... all his posts have been 'deleted'
1:00 pm
mrpresident

how joyful!!! we can play our game again!!
1:00 pm
Uneaixoise

excellent!
1:00 pm
Shirlockc

hooray!
1:00 pm
mrpresident

ok, we are now clear... we can continue our game!!
1:00 pm
LeslieAnn

hey shirl
1:01 pm
mrpresident

hi leslie!!
1:01 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, shirl and Leslie Ann :-)
1:01 pm
Erda

You forgot that there are two of them
1:01 pm
mrpresident

une!! nice to see you darling!!
1:01 pm
rururocks

sllightly different spellings
1:01 pm
mrpresident

hi shirl, nan, et al :)
1:01 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, ruru :-)
1:01 pm
mrpresident

ok, I need a clue
1:02 pm
LeslieAnn

no it works for both erda your chat should be clear
1:02 pm
mrpresident

an6 second one please
1:02 pm
mrpresident

ruuster !!!
1:02 pm
cybernan

don't have it mrp -- about to list though
1:02 pm
Erda

Special box???
1:03 pm
LeslieAnn

yeah i just started
1:03 pm
mrpresident

yes erda... the special box
1:03 pm
Erda

where?
1:03 pm
Uneaixoise

glad you reminded us, mrp :-)
1:03 pm
mrpresident

thanks for the clue! :)
1:04 pm
Anniebrook

who is this ugly person?
1:04 pm
mrpresident

ok, now I need a clue for an7 please
1:04 pm
Pearl5

WHAT A PLONKA
1:04 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, annie! :-)
1:04 pm
Christini

Do you have to be registered with Dr G, or what? I don't know about the special box.
1:04 pm
mrpresident

annie, he is gone now... doesn't matter... the troll box fixed it
1:04 pm
mrpresident

hi christini!!
1:05 pm
Anniebrook

hi mrp, Une, Chris...I just came back in
1:05 pm
mrpresident

is the an7 a compound??
1:06 pm
Aaronitor

he wasnt very nice was he
1:06 pm
Anniebrook

kind of...do you want a clue, mrp
1:06 pm
inge

q[
1:06 pm
mrpresident

hi annie! good that the 'trollbox' works for us... that idiot can't post to us anymore... let's just continue with out game :))
1:06 pm
inge

t=
1:06 pm
inge

a
1:06 pm
mrpresident

no aaron... but he is gone now
1:06 pm
rururocks

is there such a thing a troll box? really?
1:06 pm
rururocks

how do you get to it?
1:07 pm
Aaronitor

whats a troll box
1:07 pm
Anniebrook

hi ruru
1:07 pm
mrpresident

ruuster!! you just got sent it!
1:07 pm
Uneaixoise

:-D
1:07 pm
cybernan

ac 5, please?
1:07 pm
mrpresident

aaron... you just got it too
1:07 pm
rururocks

oh
1:07 pm
Uneaixoise

an7 opposed to flaccid muscles
1:07 pm
Christini

It does seem to be gone now, so thank you whoever took care of that. I didn't type anything into a troll box but would certainly have ben willing to help.
1:07 pm
LeslieAnn

yes i'll post the details in the FB group now
1:07 pm
mrpresident

a + past tense of give
1:07 pm
mrpresident

thankyou leslie!!
1:08 pm
rururocks

good riddance to that punk.ugh
1:08 pm
Anniebrook

double ugh!
1:08 pm
mrpresident

hahaha une!! i got that straight away!!
1:08 pm
Uneaixoise

:-D
1:08 pm
razor

n oint
1:09 pm
mrpresident

well, with the 'special box', we are safe!!
1:09 pm
cybernan

ac 5/12, please?
1:09 pm
Aaronitor

whats a special box
1:10 pm
Uneaixoise

so glad you reminded us! :-)
1:10 pm
mrpresident

it is a box that deletes all troll posts aaron :))
1:10 pm
Aaronitor

how does it work
1:10 pm
Uneaixoise

ac4: ac + Mr. Onassis
1:11 pm
mrpresident

and lucky for us, it worked perfectly
1:11 pm
Uneaixoise

*ac5
1:11 pm
cybernan

ty une
1:11 pm
Uneaixoise

yw :-)
1:11 pm
Erda

I don't see a special box anywhere. If it's supposed to be arriving in my email, it's not there yet.
1:12 pm
LeslieAnn

i posted how to get the special box in the babble community on FB.
1:12 pm
cybernan

it works by mental power
1:12 pm
mrpresident

aaron, go to FB group and you will see :))
1:12 pm
Erda

I don';t do FB
1:12 pm
mrpresident

erda... it is a 'special box'... created and distributed by the president of the babble club
1:12 pm
mrpresident

too right nan!!
1:12 pm
Christini

Ah, there's a babble club one should join!
1:13 pm
Christini

Good to know.
1:13 pm
Erda

There's a Babble Club?
1:13 pm
Angelsong

hi, all. I'm making a new recipe today: orang cream cheese bread. it smells wonderful!
1:13 pm
LeslieAnn

oh man. that sounds awesome angel
1:13 pm
Angelsong

orange, I mean
1:13 pm
mrpresident

indeed! the power of the 'special box'... so glad we have it
1:14 pm
LeslieAnn

i'm pretty sure cream cheese makes anything better
1:14 pm
cybernan

did you find the an 7 mrp?
1:15 pm
lbdawger

was wondering about monkey cream cheese bread! lol
1:15 pm
mrpresident

i did nan!! my arms need that!! LOL
1:15 pm
Angelsong

lrd;or.y
1:15 pm
cybernan

2nd an 6, please?
1:16 pm
Dorens

oh, did I miss a troll?
1:16 pm
LeslieAnn

yep dorens. a rather boring one at that.
1:16 pm
mrpresident

no dorens... we used the 'special box' and now we don't see the posts
1:16 pm
Aaronitor

will u just go away
1:16 pm
mrpresident

makes it so much nicer!
1:16 pm
Erda

So, outside of FB, which I dislike, how do I get this special box? Would someone be kind anough to asnwer?
1:17 pm
mrpresident

aaron... use the special box and you won't 'see' anything anymore
1:17 pm
Aaronitor

how
1:17 pm
Angelsong

Leslie, it's a very easy recipe
1:17 pm
mrpresident

ok i need a clue for the ci6 please
1:18 pm
Christini

I'm with Erda - don't belong to Facebook, don't know how to access the babble club, but would sure like to get rid of this troll. Any info?
1:18 pm
mrpresident

sure christini... clue me for the ag5... second one
1:19 pm
mrpresident

the troll has gone since we logged into the 'special' box... luv that feature!!
1:19 pm
cybernan

ag 5: eastern potentates - rhymes with the british "cooker"
1:19 pm
Erda

The troll is very much here, though
1:19 pm
mrpresident

is the second ca6 a fish??
1:20 pm
Soodlebum

Thanks, MrP. I saw his earlier posts.... His parents must be really poud of him.
1:20 pm
mrpresident

no erda... it is blank ... don't you see a blank space??
1:20 pm
Erda

where???
1:21 pm
mrpresident

erda.... blank?
1:21 pm
Erda

No, just the same drivel he sends
1:21 pm
cybernan

2nd an 6, please?
1:22 pm
ivesy3

o come on this is gettin ridiculous now.
1:22 pm
nmlobo

sea- you must be incredibly lonely, bored, and sadly socially inept
1:22 pm
cybernan

hi ivesey -- haven't seen you here for awhile.
1:23 pm
mrpresident

how you going ives
1:23 pm
mrpresident

nmlobo... he must be, but lucky enough we deleted him
1:23 pm
cool.girl

hi everyone how are u all
1:23 pm
Erda

mrp -- I would STILL like to know how to get rid of this
1:23 pm
mrpresident

hi cool!! long time no see!
1:23 pm
cybernan

forget it erda
1:24 pm
ivesy3

hello everyone.. doing ok.. been working a lot of hours
1:25 pm
mrpresident

ap6... haven't seen that one before
1:25 pm
Dorens

help!
1:25 pm
mrpresident

dorens! what you need?
1:25 pm
Dorens

to get rid of the troll!!
1:26 pm
mrpresident

dorens, the troll is gone... we got rid of it... so just play hunny
1:26 pm
inge

C
1:26 pm
mrpresident

hi inge~!
1:27 pm
Aaronitor

hes not gone for some of us.
1:27 pm
mrpresident

any clue for the cr5 please
1:27 pm
mrpresident

aaron, the troll is gone. we got rid of it
1:27 pm
Dorens

it is still here mrP. i have emailed drG, but he seems to have forsaken us. Tell lickety we need babbleexpert for macs, please please!
1:27 pm
ch1212

ah, finally -- troll gone. Thanks, Dr. God!
1:28 pm
Aaronitor

Soz mrp hes not gone im still seeing lots of his sick messages
1:28 pm
mrpresident

yes~ all gone!! now, let's get on with the game
1:28 pm
ivesy3

sa 6/21 plz
1:29 pm
Dorens

why are we idiots?
1:29 pm
lbdawger

time to move chat to BabAnon.
1:29 pm
cool.girl

same here just ignoring the sad people and enjoying the game
1:30 pm
mrpresident

lickety chat is an option
1:30 pm
ch1212

did not know that, mr. pres - will do.
1:30 pm
mrpresident

if you have B.E.
1:30 pm
Dorens

licketychat is only on expert, right?
1:31 pm
mrpresident

*yawn* ...
1:31 pm
cool.girl

u really are that sad
1:32 pm
ivesy3

sa 6/21 plz
1:32 pm
mrpresident

it is 4.30am... no sleep for me
1:32 pm
lbdawger

clue for the I in the third column for nbt
1:32 pm
mrpresident

i know cool... am sad as
1:33 pm
cybernan

i + smooth shiny fabric (bridal fabric)
1:33 pm
Dorens

i + knights in white s****
1:33 pm
lbdawger

don't have it yet, iveys
1:33 pm
cybernan

i+bridal fabric (smooth and shiny one)
1:34 pm
mrpresident

sa + double const + I need an **eration on my knee
1:37 pm
mrpresident

finished! cool!
1:37 pm
ch1212

hurrah mr. p!
1:38 pm
mrpresident

thanks !
1:38 pm
Uneaixoise

yay, mrp!!!
1:38 pm
cybernan

congrats mrp -- 57 to go here
1:38 pm
Dorens

yay mrp! (he's still here, don't understand this one at all)
1:38 pm
lbdawger

whoooo hooooo MRP!!
1:38 pm
mrpresident

go nan!!
1:38 pm
cybernan

as I said dorens - best to forget and ignore
1:38 pm
mrpresident

(((dawg!))) !
1:39 pm
mrpresident

dorens, ignore the troll
1:39 pm
Dorens

yes'm
1:39 pm
lbdawger

it's that time of year, no date for homecoming, has no one to share time with...
1:40 pm
Dorens

hungry.. making lunch
1:40 pm
mrpresident

this grid was reasonable... I give it a medium
1:40 pm
Uneaixoise

apparently unfriended by the world . . .
1:41 pm
mrpresident

lickety made tacos. will go in search of leftovers... but doubt I will find any! LOL
1:41 pm
Uneaixoise

bon appetit, mrp!
1:41 pm
lbdawger

oooh, tacos!
1:42 pm
mrpresident

everytime they are in the grid, I have a hankering~
1:42 pm
Uneaixoise

80 to go . . . BBL *poof*
1:47 pm
cybernan

ci 6/24 please?
1:48 pm
Dr_God

Sorry for the delayed <flush>.
1:48 pm
cybernan

ty Dr. G
1:48 pm
Anniebrook

can I get a clue for sa 6/21?
1:48 pm
ch1212

HALLELUJAH for Dr. God!
1:48 pm
lbdawger

hugs and kisses, Dr_G for the flush!
1:48 pm
Anniebrook

thanks, Dr G!
1:48 pm
cool.girl

thankyou dr god
1:49 pm
welki

*prostrates herself in front of the omnipotent Dr_God* thanks, toots!
1:51 pm
cybernan

gi 6, please?
1:52 pm
mrpresident

thank you!!
1:52 pm
mrpresident

we need a 'special button' ~ LOL
1:52 pm
Anniebrook

gi and what the sun gives you and a vowel
1:52 pm
cybernan

or a special box!
1:52 pm
Christini

Ah, it's gone. Thank you Dr. G.
1:53 pm
mrpresident

indeed! special box works for me!
1:54 pm
ivesy3

la 5/10 plz
1:55 pm
cybernan

la + onassis
1:55 pm
ivesy3

ty cyber!
1:55 pm
Anniebrook

ca 5/18 please
1:56 pm
cybernan

need a whole bunch of clues that I asked for during troll time -- help please!!!
la 5/16? or an 6/21? or first ar 6/18?
1:57 pm
saanichcat

annie, baby cow beingg born
1:57 pm
cybernan

ca 5/18: when a cow gives birth or a chunk of ice breaks of a glacier into the ocean
1:57 pm
cybernan

*breaks off
1:57 pm
Christini

la 5/16, la plus darwin's theory
1:58 pm
Anniebrook

thanks, nan :)
1:58 pm
mrpresident

is 5am!! good lord! night all :)
1:58 pm
saanichcat

sleeep tight
1:58 pm
mrpresident

sunday... family day... i have to get up in 3 hours. crap
1:58 pm
cybernan

ty christini
1:58 pm
mrpresident

nite! *poof*
1:58 pm
Anniebrook

an 6/21----take the the an 4/4 and add 2/3 of frozen water
1:59 pm
lbdawger

sweet sleeps, Mrp
1:59 pm
cybernan

night mrp - wish you quality sleep then
1:59 pm
Anniebrook

clue for sa 6/21 please
2:00 pm
lbdawger

don't have it, annie
2:00 pm
cybernan

don't see that an 6, annie
2:01 pm
cybernan

how do you get from an n to the frozen water bit?
2:02 pm
lbdawger

nan, licorice flavor + 2/3 frozen water
2:02 pm
ivesy3

sa +double consonant + first 2 letters of sheriff andy taylors son...
2:03 pm
cybernan

oh -- you were cluing the first an 6 -- looking for the 2nd an 6, please?
2:03 pm
lbdawger

ty, iveys
2:04 pm
ivesy3

yw
2:05 pm
Christini

an6 - an + vowel + ms. zadora
2:05 pm
cybernan

ty christini
2:07 pm
cybernan

ci 6, please?
2:07 pm
lbdawger

ty christini
2:10 pm
lbdawger

26 left, time for lunch
2:12 pm
cybernan

missing that ci 6 and 2 g's that I'd like to find before lunch
2:14 pm
cybernan

ok - found the g's
2:14 pm
cybernan

does anyone have a clue for the ci 6, please?
2:15 pm
Christini

ci + 3rd letter + beer
2:15 pm
cybernan

ty christini :)
2:16 pm
cybernan

bbl -- 29 after lunch
2:16 pm
inge

please clue la 5 10, the first one, AND LA 6,21,THE last one. Thanks.
2:16 pm
cybernan

la 5: la + mr. onassis
2:17 pm
cybernan

la 6: a ladies' auto race?
2:19 pm
Anniebrook

my computer froze and I just got back in...thanks for sa 6 clue
2:19 pm
inge

la laari
2:20 pm
boatierra

Things back to normal here?
2:20 pm
cybernan

wrong box, inge
2:20 pm
cybernan

yes boat -- Dr.G intervened
2:20 pm
boatierra

Woo-hoo, go Dr. G!!!
2:21 pm
inge

sorry
2:22 pm
MollyL

I have no clue what the "special box" conversation is about. And there are plenty of people here who don't belong to Facebook and will not get whatever message was posted there.
2:24 pm
Anniebrook

As far as I can ascertain there is no "special box". We need Dr G_d in that situation.
2:26 pm
Anniebrook

fireworks
2:26 pm
boatierra

WTG Annie :)
2:27 pm
Anniebrook

bye dear babblers
2:35 pm
MollyL

Again, I have no clue. There has been a lot of chat here today that was confusing. The "we" who arrived to "fix things". Talk of a "special box" that will eliminate troll posts. And mention of a "president of the Babblers club." All of that is much more strange to me than the troll posts.
2:38 pm
periwinkle

all clear?
2:40 pm
Ouwachita

any clue for the la5/10 ?
2:40 pm
cybernan

Molly -- Mr.P was just saying those things to try and get rid of the troll. None of them exist.
2:40 pm
cybernan

la + Mr. Onassis
2:41 pm
Ouwachita

thanks cyber...got it
2:43 pm
MollyL

Thanks Nan. None of that was made clear in earlier chat. And I am not the only one who asked questions about it.
2:45 pm
cybernan

well, we couldn't really say anything while the troll was on board
2:49 pm
gremlinn

There was a troll?
2:50 pm
Uneaixoise

a very very nasty one, grem
2:50 pm
boatierra

It was pretty bad. But now it's gone and everything is rainbow and muffins :)
2:50 pm
gremlinn

Ah, is it in the logs? I see "troll alert" but can't see what happened - maybe deleted.
2:50 pm
Uneaixoise

la la la la la la :-)
2:50 pm
boatierra

Rainbows*
2:50 pm
gremlinn

Dang, I missed it!
2:50 pm
Uneaixoise

deleted by drg
2:51 pm
boatierra

No, it doesn't even show up on the log, how fancy is that? :)
2:51 pm
ChampFit

It lasted a long time and was really annoying!
2:52 pm
boatierra

Dr. G-d to the rescue!!! *cape whipping by*
2:52 pm
Uneaixoise

indeed! :-)
2:53 pm
cybernan

count yourself fortunate, grem
2:55 pm
cybernan

av 5, please?
2:55 pm
cybernan

nm - found it
2:56 pm
cybernan

*!* ta da *!* -- a tough grid made tougher by so much annoying interference.
2:56 pm
ChampFit

Congrats!
2:57 pm
Uneaixoise

congrats, nan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2:57 pm
gremlinn

si7s reminded me of that si8 from a few days ago
2:57 pm
boatierra

WTG nan :)
2:57 pm
lbdawger

whoooo hooooo NAN!!
2:57 pm
boatierra

I'm off for now. Laters!
2:58 pm
cybernan

anyone want clues before I leave?
2:58 pm
cybernan

bye boat
2:58 pm
Uneaixoise

later, boa
2:59 pm
cybernan

maxine, as usual, comes up trumps - lol
3:00 pm
lbdawger

clue for the ap6, plz?
3:00 pm
cybernan

a + photo + mr. gore
3:00 pm
lbdawger

ty, nan
3:02 pm
cybernan

does anyone here know of a good source for safe, free mp3 file downloads?
3:02 pm
cybernan

*besides the bee site
3:03 pm
lbdawger

don't know of any, nan
3:05 pm
LeslieAnn

some stuff you can download for free on itunes. just certain stuff though
3:05 pm
cybernan

ty leslie - I'll check it out
3:06 pm
cybernan

I thought i-tunes was only for adding to a playlist and I want to download the files.
3:07 pm
cybernan

on my way out -- see you at the flip everyone -- may the rest of the day be troll free!
3:08 pm
lbdawger

hagd, Nan
3:11 pm
lbdawger

finito!
3:11 pm
ChampFit

great lbd!
3:12 pm
lbdawger

took me way longer than usual. that troll really was distracting, even though I was trying not to pay attention to it.
3:13 pm
ChampFit

agreed.
3:21 pm
MollyL

If you click on "Who's Online" instead of "Chatterbox" you won't see chat and won't get distracted. I do this a lot to keep from seeing clues I don't want.
3:35 pm
Mom

darn it, I go away for the morning and I miss the troll. Where is the fun in that!
Hi everybody
3:44 pm
Mom

time to fix supper ((hugs)) to all of you
3:44 pm
Mom

time to fix supper ((hugs)) to all of you
4:03 pm
jmcnrick

hi all
4:04 pm
jmcnrick

i missed a troll :-(
4:05 pm
ChampFit

HUGE troll. Long time on chat troll. Be glad you missed!
4:05 pm
jmcnrick

i like to fatten trolls up :-9
4:05 pm
jmcnrick

no one emailed dr god?
4:05 pm
ChampFit

It just took a long time. He was pretty tricky.
4:06 pm
jmcnrick

i will have to read the archive because i saw a comment on the fb babbleland page about it at 1:30
4:06 pm
lbdawger

hi jmc. oh yes, drg was sent several messages. he finally came in and told us he flushed the troll
4:06 pm
jmcnrick

we haven't had a good troll invasion in a long time
4:07 pm
ChampFit

It's all erased. He wrote one word over and over and cleared out the whole chog. (nasty word for african americans)
4:07 pm
jmcnrick

*shocked look*
4:07 pm
lbdawger

it's just that time of year, kids are bored with school, no date for homecoming...seeking attention in any form possilbe
4:07 pm
jmcnrick

i would even have had fun with that!
4:07 pm
jmcnrick

*wouldn't
4:08 pm
lbdawger

i was think of Nutty eating trolls for fun.
4:08 pm
ChampFit

He didn't get a rise out of anyone, and there was silence for a good while, but the minute someone posted, he was back. on and on...
4:08 pm
jmcnrick

me too me too!
4:08 pm
jmcnrick

well too bad he spoiled peoples saturday
4:09 pm
ChampFit

It's tough grid...that just wasn't helpful! You'll do better without the distraction.
4:10 pm
jmcnrick

well i have to go to nephew birthday party so i doubt i will finish--and still try to reinstall stuff on my computer
4:10 pm
ChampFit

Oh...sorry that's still an issue. Must be a huge pain!
4:10 pm
lbdawger

enjoy the birthday party, Jmc
4:11 pm
jmcnrick

so is it my computer that the muppets on the google page appear to talk but no sound comes out
4:11 pm
jmcnrick

i will -- i have a while yet though
4:11 pm
lbdawger

don't get sound on mine either, just the little guys moving
4:12 pm
jmcnrick

whew with all the issues on my computer i thought some thing else was broken
4:12 pm
Uneaixoise

yeah, i was disappointed yesterday when they didn't talk . . . sigh
4:12 pm
jmcnrick

they are soooo cute i want them to talk
4:13 pm
jmcnrick

did you see the e eat the L? i was surprised!
4:14 pm
Uneaixoise

what?? no!
4:14 pm
jmcnrick

it only did it once but it got me sitting there watching it to see if it would do it again
4:16 pm
jmcnrick

and the first O shook his head and tossed up his eye glasses
4:16 pm
jmcnrick

if you click on the e he will eat the L but only once
4:17 pm
Uneaixoise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwKVnrL
Ckuk&feature=player_embedded
4:17 pm
Scrabbler

Hello friends.
4:18 pm
lbdawger

yeah, i saw that, jmc. had to go back and check like you did. Hi scrabs! hi unea
4:18 pm
Uneaixoise

ok, we're supposed to be able to do stuff with the puppets . . . hmmm
4:18 pm
jmcnrick

hi scrabs
4:18 pm
Scrabbler

I am resting after creating a new garden plot.
4:18 pm
jmcnrick

you can get them to follow your cursor
4:19 pm
Uneaixoise

yay, i finally saw it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
4:19 pm
Uneaixoise

yeah, i did the cursor thing but NOW I've seen the tall skinny one get eaten LOL
4:19 pm
Scrabbler

Clues for any 7s please?
4:20 pm
jmcnrick

i can't hear the you-tube either :-(
4:20 pm
Uneaixoise

scrab . . . va7 plural female body part
4:20 pm
Uneaixoise

pa7 italian pal, like in the Sopranos
4:21 pm
Scrabbler

Well I reckon there it is. TY.
4:21 pm
Uneaixoise

no7 louder
4:21 pm
Scrabbler

TY, keep going, Une.
4:21 pm
lbdawger

must go cut up squash and get it ready for the oven. bbl
4:22 pm
jmcnrick

bye lbd
4:22 pm
Uneaixoise

ev7 avoidance
4:22 pm
jmcnrick

ty une
4:22 pm
Uneaixoise

si7 x 2 . . . hmmm . . . same word but with different vowel at the end
4:23 pm
Uneaixoise

""bad" deed + not the bottom but the t** + M** Farrow
4:23 pm
Uneaixoise

yw
4:24 pm
Uneaixoise

and them's my 7's !!!
4:24 pm
Scrabbler

And TY so much.
4:24 pm
Uneaixoise

oohhh and
4:24 pm
Uneaixoise

an7: against muscles that aren't taut
4:25 pm
Uneaixoise

:-)
4:25 pm
Scrabbler

Got it.
4:25 pm
Uneaixoise

and plural of gi7, almost a french brand of cigs
4:26 pm
Scrabbler

I don't know the cig brand.
4:26 pm
Uneaixoise

ok, gi + what happens to your skin at the beach + vowel
4:27 pm
Uneaixoise

BRB . . .
4:27 pm
Scrabbler

TY. Got it. I need 7 words to pass halfway.
4:29 pm
Scrabbler

I'm at 96/96.
4:29 pm
periwinkle

hi folks
4:29 pm
Scrabbler

Hi Peri
4:30 pm
jmcnrick

hi peri
4:32 pm
Scrabbler

98/94 and I have had enough of this grid. See you all tomorrow.
4:32 pm
periwinkle

I bought one of those pillows: "as seen on TB" for side sleepers.It came with instructions which I thought was pretty funny. It has an earwell for my ear :)
4:32 pm
periwinkle

seen on TV even
4:33 pm
periwinkle

my neck has been stiff since Wed. keeping it warm and it is getting better. thought a new pillow might help
4:33 pm
periwinkle

andI foundmy sunglasses!
4:35 pm
jmcnrick

yay for your sunglasses!
4:36 pm
periwinkle

:)
4:36 pm
jmcnrick

bye scrab
4:36 pm
periwinkle

any progress with your house, jmc?
4:38 pm
jmcnrick

well last week they found that there was a 4 inch mistake that set it back another week and yesterday i found my heating system didn't work because they forgot to cap the pipes when they cut off the house. . .
4:38 pm
periwinkle

geez
4:38 pm
jmcnrick

but the 4 inches got resolved -- i have no clue how-- and the pipes capped so monday they are suppose to be putting up the framework and pouring concrete
4:39 pm
jmcnrick

keep your fingers crossed
4:39 pm
periwinkle

I will keep everything crossed, aafter that happens how much longer til all is done?
4:40 pm
ChampFit

Fireworks! Sounds like a pain with the house...sorry!
4:40 pm
jmcnrick

i know i have been playing babble to long that i even thought there might be a gh word much less that i got it right on the first try haha
4:40 pm
jmcnrick

whoo hooo champ!
4:40 pm
jmcnrick

5 to 6 weeks
4:40 pm
periwinkle

haha jmc
4:40 pm
jmcnrick

ou 8 to 10 weeks i have no clue at this point
4:41 pm
jmcnrick

but i just found another grid word *heads to pb*
4:41 pm
ChampFit

oh yes...bad jmc!
4:42 pm
jmcnrick

haha
4:43 pm
ChampFit

Going to toot around on letterblox for a bit. Good luck with the grid!
4:45 pm
periwinkle

sheehs, I have been playing bable over 7 years
4:45 pm
periwinkle

and I cannot type today
4:47 pm
LeslieAnn

i am coming up on 6
4:48 pm
periwinkle

40 left bbs
4:48 pm
jmcnrick

bye champ
4:49 pm
jmcnrick

i am a newbie for sure--this thanksgiving is only my third anniversary
4:50 pm
LeslieAnn

rookie.
4:52 pm
jmcnrick

:-) but i made myself indispensable
4:52 pm
sammysmom

55 next month for walter ane me
4:53 pm
LeslieAnn

we're talking babbleverseries, sammysmom. but that is impressive!
4:53 pm
sammysmom

lol
4:54 pm
jmcnrick

wd sammy
4:54 pm
sammysmom

ty jm
4:55 pm
LeslieAnn

although if you had played babble for 55 years think of how good you would be at it
4:56 pm
sammysmom

started with boggle game when it first came out and still am not great but i sure try and it is fun
4:58 pm
jmcnrick

it may be time to update your profile though sammy
4:58 pm
LeslieAnn

i was kind of alarmed when i thought she got married at 14.
5:02 pm
sammysmom

lol- i am so computer illiterate that i will have to have one the kids do it for me- been wanting to post pics of the great grand kids ..sam who is three and julia six weeks- altho she is what i like to call 14 days ripe-- julia is a premie.. due on sep 10 but was born 5 and a half weeks early
5:02 pm
LeslieAnn

is she doing ok sammy?
5:04 pm
sammysmom

we are so blerssed thae both she and her mom survived that episode and yees, thank you she is thriving and nursing greedily and holding her head up and staying awake 3 or 4 hours at a time... i expect her to be in school by summer..lol
5:04 pm
LeslieAnn

oh good, a genius! :)
5:05 pm
sammysmom

actually when a friend asked who the baby was, sam said.. o" oh, htats just julia" so we call her just or just julia.
5:06 pm
LeslieAnn

haha
5:10 pm
sammysmom

dumb question............ do or anyone you know have breathing problemss......... and if so did you/ they have an especially bad night thursday or day friday?
5:11 pm
sammysmom

those in the northern us i should qualify
5:16 pm
sammysmom

dammmmmmm did i kill the chog??
5:20 pm
jmcnrick

no no i just don't know anyone with breathing problems
5:20 pm
sammysmom

thanks jm
5:24 pm
jmcnrick

okay i must off to my newphew's birthday party--i think he is 33
5:24 pm
jmcnrick

bbl maybe 130 left
5:25 pm
sammysmom

enjoy jm
5:27 pm
Soodlebum

Peeking into chog, to see if that gobaloon troll is gone...... It seems safe to enter! Hello all :-)
5:31 pm
sammysmom

hi soodle... yes... i left also... i believe dr g took care of the problem
5:32 pm
dcseain

hi, soodle and sammys, glad i missed that. sounds like it was no fun
5:32 pm
sammysmom

it was ugly dc
5:32 pm
Dorens

oh he was a bad one
5:32 pm
dcseain

tenrec on my friend's arme in the picture, with link to larger format of photo in my profile
5:33 pm
dcseain

bad one, doren, howso?
5:33 pm
Shirlockc

he only had two words in his vocab
5:33 pm
dcseain

ah, gotcha :)
5:34 pm
Shirlockc

well, maybe 3 words -- very puerile
5:34 pm
Dorens

not your friend, the troll. wouldn't stop, really seemed to take delight in tormenting us. Most of us could go off to babble expert, but not me (mac user)
5:34 pm
Soodlebum

Clearly an 'Illegerate'.... an ignorant b*stard..!!
5:34 pm
dcseain

i use mac also.
5:34 pm
MollyL

Soodle is channeling my Grand Da with Gabaloon.
5:34 pm
Dorens

smart enough to know how to really screw things up for us though
5:35 pm
Soodlebum

Hey Molly. Yes, I am sadly very familiar with gobaloons!
5:36 pm
Soodlebum

And raised glasses to Molly's Grand-Da :-)
5:36 pm
MollyL

Until this place has a filter on swear words and a limit to how long a post can be, it's open to critters like that.
5:37 pm
MollyL

Oh Soodle, Grand Da raised PLENTY of glasses on his own behalf. Trust me.
5:38 pm
Soodlebum

Bless him, Moll. My own Grand Da was fond of a drop as well ;-)
5:41 pm
Soodlebum

Seriously, is there no way that the likes of that eejit can be stopped? It was very unpleasant today.
5:43 pm
periwinkle

eejit, I like it
5:43 pm
Shirlockc

an6? either of them?
5:43 pm
hurshy

just email doc as fast as possible, that's all.
5:44 pm
Shirlockc

i was thinking we could have a vote off, 5 votes and shut down for 24 hrs
5:44 pm
Shirlockc

new functionality for Dr. God to add if everyone agrees
5:45 pm
Soodlebum

Good idea, Shirl... It took Dr God a long time to sort this guy (eejit) today.
5:45 pm
Shirlockc

i was there
5:46 pm
Dorens

is that because it was hard to do or was Dr. G not sitting at his computer at the time?
5:46 pm
periwinkle

I was her for just part of it. nasty little critter ie. eejit
5:47 pm
periwinkle

2nd la6/21
5:47 pm
Soodlebum

Not sure, dorens, but the more Babblers engage with these eejits, the more encouragement they seem to get. I think the best policy is to just ignore them.
5:47 pm
periwinkle

I love that word, Soodle
5:47 pm
periwinkle

yes just ignore, you can never reason with them
5:48 pm
Soodlebum

Oh yikes..... every gobshite within Peri's radar will be called an eejit for the next week or so....
5:48 pm
sammysmom

and i couldn t find my hiorsewhip..........
5:48 pm
sammysmom

horsewhip
5:48 pm
Dorens

she probably likes that word too (gobshite)
5:49 pm
uusue2

hi again all, looks like I missed all the (not) fun!
5:49 pm
periwinkle

indeed Soodle :)
5:49 pm
Shirlockc

rhymes with that sports car racing circuit peri
5:49 pm
Soodlebum

I could give a class in Irish derogatory terms, if anybody would like to attend?.....
5:50 pm
periwinkle

okay, thinking.....about Shirl's clue
5:50 pm
periwinkle

I would attend Soodle
5:50 pm
Soodlebum

Form an orderly line, please..........
5:50 pm
uusue2

thx, shirl!
5:51 pm
Shirlockc

an6 anyone?
5:51 pm
periwinkle

wait, I am not getting the la6 clue
5:51 pm
Soodlebum

hey Sue :-)
5:51 pm
uusue2

hi, soodle!
5:51 pm
Shirlockc

la + villain in lion king
5:51 pm
Dorens

rhymes with race car circuit peri. na + ****lett O'Hara?
5:52 pm
periwinkle

don't know the villian in Lion King
5:52 pm
MollyL

There doesn't need to be a vote off or an eject button. The only thing that needs to be done is for filters to be put up, so that bad language and long posts will not be allowed.
5:52 pm
periwinkle

aha, got it now
5:52 pm
periwinkle

ty shirl and Doren
5:55 pm
uusue2

interesting, I am reading back in the chog and don't see the troll - are posts like that automatically removed from the archive?
5:55 pm
Dorens

yes, when dr G takes care of it it is erased
5:56 pm
MollyL

Once someone is banned, their posts are eliminated as well.
5:56 pm
godthaab

Very Excellent! That troll was a boor
5:56 pm
Shirlockc

nothing stops them from re-registering
5:57 pm
MollyL

No Shirl, nothing does, unless their ISP number is banned as well. And even at that, they can re-register from another computer.
5:59 pm
uusue2

ah, very good then (although it does make reading the archive a little odd)
5:59 pm
LeslieAnn

i can recap for you sue: just a racial epithet copied a few hundred times each
6:00 pm
MollyL

And lots of really ugly sexual remarks made to people.
6:00 pm
Dorens

there was some other gibberish.. random words in weird sentences.
6:00 pm
Soodlebum

An eejit!
6:01 pm
uusue2

glad I missed it.
6:01 pm
MollyL

There was also a bit of amusing Alexander Haig like remarks about whose emails "really" reach Dr. God.
: )
6:02 pm
Minveryork

Good evening to my fellow babblers! How is everyone?
6:02 pm
Minveryork

By the way, congratulations to all the fnishers! YAY!
6:04 pm
uusue2

hi, min!
6:05 pm
Minveryork

Hi uusue2! I got worried there. Was about to remind you that I was not a troll and that it was safe to say Hello to me.Anyway,glad troll incident is finished now.
6:06 pm
Soodlebum

Hello Min. Lovely to see you :-)
6:06 pm
uusue2

not at all, min, I am trying to do 3 things at once and not doing well at any of them
6:07 pm
Minveryork

Multi-tasking can be hard at times.I am not good at it
6:11 pm
periwinkle

2nd no510 pls
6:11 pm
periwinkle

no5/10
6:12 pm
Shirlockc

pl of the previous
6:12 pm
periwinkle

sheesh, ty Shirl
6:12 pm
Minveryork

no5/10 word is plural of the no4/4 grandmother word
6:12 pm
periwinkle

ty Min
6:13 pm
Minveryork

yw
6:13 pm
Shirlockc

an6? either one?
6:16 pm
Minveryork

Sorry Shirlockc,but I don't have either an6 words yet
6:17 pm
hootowl

ist one add part of frozen water to end
6:17 pm
Shirlockc

how about the gi6 / 7?
6:18 pm
hootowl

med people may get second one -lack of sight
6:19 pm
Shirlockc

thx hoot
6:19 pm
hootowl

don't have them and alarm just went off for supper - bbl
6:19 pm
Minveryork

A gi6/24 word is a spanish male gypsy and gi7 is plural
6:19 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye hootowl! I'll see you later on in the chat log.
6:20 pm
Minveryork

Put spanish male gypsy into Reverse Dictionary. It is first word on the list Shirlockc.
6:21 pm
Shirlockc

thx min
6:22 pm
Minveryork

yw
6:46 pm
periwinkle

ra6 pls
6:46 pm
Minveryork

ra 6/18 word are dried grapes perwinkle and hi there
6:47 pm
periwinkle

duh, ty Min and hi back
6:50 pm
stidmama

hey friends!
6:51 pm
stidmama

who's the eejit, soodles?
6:51 pm
Minveryork

Hi stidmama! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
6:52 pm
stidmama

thanks Min! I graduate to paid teaching on TUESDAY!! Got my first substitute assignment for a half-day! :-D
6:52 pm
Minveryork

Good for you stidmama!Always nice to get paid money
6:53 pm
stidmama

How's September going for you Min? Are the kids a nice group this year?
6:55 pm
Minveryork

I start seeing kids on Monday. Was testing and doing paperwork for most of the month.I know most of the kids already since they were ESL last year too. But I got a lot of new ESL kids too, so I will meet them soon
6:56 pm
stidmama

oh, that is a LOT of testing! But I know you need baselines and data to be sure you are helping them in the ways that are needed.
7:01 pm
Minveryork

Actually, it's more paperwork than testing. I have to do two students lists,request for funding of students who have been in ESL for 3+ years,send home parent letters, identify those mis-identified as ESL & submit paperwork and the list goes on and on. I'm so looking forward to seeing students next week. Paperwork is so boring and tedious.Anway, sorry to ramble on & on
7:03 pm
stidmama

Actually, I like learning about what is necessary -- at some time in my teaching life I am sure I will need to work with ESL students, so learning about what the ESL teacher does is good for me.
7:03 pm
stidmama

is the i in the middle column fishy? if not, can you help me find it?
7:06 pm
Minveryork

An is 6/18 word is is plus vowel plus a metal stidmama.
7:07 pm
stidmama

thanks Min!
7:07 pm
Minveryork

yw
7:07 pm
stidmama

not a word I knew before
7:10 pm
stidmama

okay, taking a break. feeling really tired this afternoon, I think it has to do with the humidity and high pressure system that is moving in. down to 126! LOL *poof*
7:11 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye stidmama! I will see you later on in the chog.
8:06 pm
sammysmom

clue please for the first pi 5/14
8:07 pm
sammysmom

never mind
8:07 pm
sammysmom

got it
8:18 pm
crosshair

howdy again everyone:),back for a few more(crossy ducks) :))
8:18 pm
majmom

just 31 left-all of the esses-here goes
8:19 pm
majmom

salve
8:19 pm
crosshair

ty maj
8:20 pm
cosdem

thanks maj! :)
8:20 pm
majmom

sorry gotta remember to switch over
8:20 pm
crosshair

the pb is all stocked for you
8:21 pm
cosdem

the 2nd an 6/21 clue if u have it please?
8:22 pm
majmom

an plus a vowel plus ***zadora-got that clue earlier in the game
8:23 pm
cosdem

thanks maj :)
8:27 pm
cosdem

a's done.
8:28 pm
Minveryork

Awesome cosdem!
8:28 pm
Minveryork

Hi crosshair! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
8:28 pm
Minveryork

Hello majmom!How are you doing?Welcome to the grid
8:28 pm
carleekat

well how is everyone tonight
8:29 pm
Minveryork

Hi carleekat! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
8:29 pm
carleekat

hi minver...i am well..procrastinating very well... how are u?
8:30 pm
Minveryork

I am doing well.I just had some yummy chicken wings.
8:30 pm
carleekat

excellent...i just nibbled on some trailmix
8:31 pm
cosdem

the first ce 5 please?
8:33 pm
Minveryork

The 1st ce5/14 word is ce plus m*** beaucoup cosdem
8:33 pm
crosshair

howdy min and carlee:)
8:33 pm
cosdem

thanks min!
8:33 pm
carleekat

hi there crossy
8:34 pm
carleekat

are the citidiots up there looking at the fall foliage this weekend?
8:34 pm
Minveryork

yw
8:34 pm
crosshair

not yet carlee,give it 2 or 3 weeks and they will be up here destroying it all
8:35 pm
crosshair

i would say fall foilage change is at 15% right now
8:37 pm
carleekat

itsjust getting started here...thesumac is really all that has changed
8:37 pm
crosshair

our maples are just getting a hint of umber and orange
8:37 pm
crosshair

crossy LOVES sept and early oct
8:38 pm
carleekat

i was outwalking today and posted some pics on fb
8:39 pm
crosshair

our apple orchards are just starting the harvests,the air is so crisp and clear that when you gaze out over the bay,you feel like you can see forever.the smell of an evening fireplace and the crunch of leaves under foot:) thick sweaters in the morning and the rouge in my beloveds cheeks brough to life by the wind off the hills
8:39 pm
Minveryork

Fall is my favorite time of year with the foliage & the cool temperatures. Leaves have not started turning.
8:41 pm
carleekat

there are no local apple orchrds here:( there is one about an hour away...i hope to head up next week to pick..this weekend is their applefest...but no $ this weekend)
8:42 pm
crosshair

carlee,come here to collingwood,town of blue mtns area,i will take you to farmers markets where you can get a local variety called "golden crisp" each apple is the size of my 2 gists..one of these can do an entire pie
8:42 pm
Minveryork

2 phantom words for me today are poison and prison.
8:42 pm
crosshair

fists
8:42 pm
carleekat

we can get those here too
8:43 pm
carleekat

it was local...we have had
8:43 pm
crosshair

but here you can pick them off the tree yourself;)
8:43 pm
crosshair

ahh
8:43 pm
carleekat

it was Ur local..we have now too..
8:43 pm
crosshair

we like to share
8:44 pm
carleekat

i just want a few pie apples to make a couple crisps...and a few macs..i only like macs right off the tree
8:44 pm
carleekat

even 1 day old..too old
8:44 pm
negativeneil

Hi crossy and carlee. How's it going?
8:44 pm
crosshair

bad carlee,there are so many wonderful varieties,do not limit yourself to macs
8:45 pm
Minveryork

Hello Neil! How are you doing? Welcome to the puzzle.
8:45 pm
crosshair

howdy neil
8:45 pm
negativeneil

Hi Minveryork! Fighting a cold and slowly winning that battle, thanks. You?
8:45 pm
carleekat

no no..i mean....the ONLY time i LIKE macs are when u pick them right off the tree
8:45 pm
carleekat

hi thee neil
8:45 pm
carleekat

there* even
8:45 pm
negativeneil

I bought mine in a store. Cost a lot too. ;)
8:45 pm
crosshair

ahh ok,and we make a great local hard cider as well
8:46 pm
negativeneil

If I'd known I could pick one right off a tree... damn!
8:46 pm
carleekat

twin pines here does too..and pear cider...and cyser as well
8:46 pm
carleekat

hehehe....funny boy neil :P
8:46 pm
crosshair

i have never had pear cider
8:46 pm
negativeneil

Haha. ;)
8:46 pm
carleekat

its yummmmmm
8:47 pm
negativeneil

Don't we all wish though? That would be great.
8:47 pm
carleekat

cyser rocks
8:47 pm
Minveryork

I am well. I'm fighting allergies and slowly winning the battle as well. As long as I take pills and do my shots I am ok.Now with Winter coming not sure if I will know if I have a cold or if it is my usual allergies acting up.
8:47 pm
negativeneil

Oh yeah, I have those too. Not fun.
8:47 pm
carleekat

and the make ice cider as well..like ice wine...is viscous like ice wine too
8:48 pm
carleekat

is like drinking a belly warming glass of apple pie
8:48 pm
negativeneil

I'm amazed I have a cold this time of year... it's a first for me. There's this cold virus going around though. It's like a sinus and throat infection. Now I have laryngitis because of it... fun, fun.
8:49 pm
carleekat

gargle with warm water and salt neil wil help the throat
8:49 pm
jesdraggon

evening
8:49 pm
negativeneil

So I've been staying home and in my own apartment for the last few days, trying to recuperate and not spread the germs.
8:49 pm
negativeneil

I have been doing that, yes.
8:49 pm
negativeneil

With sea salt.
8:49 pm
negativeneil

Hi jes!
8:49 pm
carleekat

good good
8:50 pm
carleekat

hi jes
8:50 pm
jesdraggon

sea salt... on caramel chocolate fudge... yum....
8:50 pm
Minveryork

Hello jesdraggon!How are you doing? Welcome to grid
8:50 pm
crosshair

howdy dr jes:)))
8:50 pm
jesdraggon

oh. you're gargling with it? that's no where near as yummy.
8:50 pm
jesdraggon

hi min, hi crossy, hi carlee :)
8:50 pm
negativeneil

:P Ummm no. Yuck to caramel and salt on anything. Chocolate fudge on the other hand, yes... if not super, sickeningly sweet.
8:51 pm
carleekat

so...today on my walk with the dog... he decided to swallow a mouse
8:51 pm
jesdraggon

yuck to caramel? what kind of heretic are you?!
8:51 pm
negativeneil

Some people put way too much sugar in anything like that.
8:51 pm
carleekat

a live mouse...
8:51 pm
negativeneil

I have never liked caramel or toffee.
8:52 pm
carleekat

i tried to rescue it... he swallowed... then he had the burps for a couple hours....dozy dog
8:52 pm
negativeneil

Can't stand the texture/stickiness. No thanks!
8:52 pm
jesdraggon

i have to admit that i just find that strange, neil
8:52 pm
negativeneil

He swallowed a live mouse whole?
8:52 pm
negativeneil

Well I find putting salt on fudge strange. So I guess we're about even, huh?
8:53 pm
carleekat

yeap...he did...i heard it sweak..i rescued it once....but he was too fast ( the dog) and he managed to slurp it up again..
8:53 pm
negativeneil

Aww. The poor little mouse!
8:53 pm
carleekat

and i pried open the mouth.. it was gone
8:53 pm
negativeneil

Is he a big dog?
8:53 pm
jesdraggon

it's cuz you salt caramels, it brings out the flavor more. i don't typically salt chocolate fudge
8:53 pm
carleekat

75 pound 6 month old german shepherd
8:53 pm
negativeneil

I don't salt anything.
8:54 pm
Dorens

but dark chocolate with a few grains of fleur de sel is divine!
8:54 pm
negativeneil

Oh ok... yes, a big enough mouth/gullet then.
8:54 pm
crosshair

i just got a massive craving for some good toffee,not the regular store crap,but the english or scottish toffee that comes with a toffee hammer
8:54 pm
carleekat

( skinny as a rail he is too )
8:54 pm
Minveryork

Hello Dorens! How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
8:54 pm
jesdraggon

i didn't used to. but i've recently been convinced that salt in small amounts can be good for flavor
8:54 pm
negativeneil

Oh geez, crossy. I value my teeth too much to want to eat that stuff... feels like it's gonna pull them out!
8:55 pm
Dorens

hi min. i'm fine thanks, and you?
8:55 pm
carleekat

hmmm..there is a raccoon or something outside...dog barking like a maniac
8:55 pm
negativeneil

Well did when I tried some as a kid anyway. Of course some of my teeth were loose at the time, haha.
8:55 pm
crosshair

jes,i have a salt grinder and i set it to fine and use greek coarse sea salt for my salt needs
8:55 pm
jesdraggon

hi dorens
8:55 pm
Minveryork

My dog does that too when he senses a skunk outside
8:56 pm
jesdraggon

bruce mostly uses kosher-- and since bruce does the cooking, kosher is mostly what i get, crossy :)
8:56 pm
crosshair

lol neil,you do not chew it,you suck on a bit of it,you let the flavours and aromas release themselves in the own time
8:56 pm
negativeneil

I use one of those too, crossy. The rare time I do put a little salt in or on anything. Generally I don't use it. But I have sea salt on hand if I need any.
8:56 pm
Dorens

hi jess. when i was a kid i liked taffy apples so much...I used to keep caramels around and eat one or two along with a crisp apple..ersatz taffy apple
8:56 pm
dcseain

comfort and coke is a happy :)
8:56 pm
negativeneil

I'm not in the habit of salting my food... other than adding a pinch to something I'm cooking.
8:57 pm
jesdraggon

hi dc
8:57 pm
negativeneil

Pepper though, oh yeah. Course ground black pepper... love that.
8:57 pm
dcseain

hi, jes , doren, minver, neil, crossy.
8:57 pm
negativeneil

Hi Seain! Long time no see.
8:57 pm
Dorens

hi seain
8:58 pm
crosshair

i am terrible (or was) with salt) hence the salt grinder,just by grinding my own coarse sea salt into a fine grind,i use 70% less than when i used to by an ordinary box of standard table salt
8:58 pm
crosshair

howdy sean
8:58 pm
negativeneil

And I see, crossy... reading your toffee "directions", haha. Well heck, I was a kid at the time... whataya want?!
8:58 pm
Dorens

i've never cared for salt all that much... prefer a lot of garlic and herbs, fresh lemon etc. but a few grains sometimes make all the difference
8:59 pm
negativeneil

I figured hey, it might bring the tooth fairy a little sooner?
8:59 pm
crosshair

real scottish toffee is too hard to chew neil lol that is why they have toffee hammers
8:59 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

all things in moderation
8:59 pm
jesdraggon

evening, gwen
8:59 pm
carleekat

i dont believe i have had real scottish toffee....hmmm..where does one get it here?
8:59 pm
negativeneil

Yep. It's gotta be a little tough if carpentry tools are needed, lol.
8:59 pm
Dorens

used to love callard and bowser toffee also
8:59 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hi buddies
9:00 pm
negativeneil

Hi Gwen.
9:00 pm
negativeneil

Don't think we've met yet?
9:00 pm
carleekat

hi bdg
9:00 pm
crosshair

lol neil,the hammers are about 4-6 inches long and have small heads about the size of a quarter
9:00 pm
Minveryork

Hi Book Doctor Gwen! How are you? Welcome to grid.
9:00 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok. You mean they actually have special hammers just for toffee?
9:00 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hi neil, how negative are you? 8-)
9:00 pm
crosshair

howdy gwen
9:01 pm
carleekat

where do u get it here crossy?
9:01 pm
majmom

fireworks -almost 11 p.m. bedtime-goodnite all
9:01 pm
Minveryork

Hello dcseain!How are you doing? Welcome to the grid
9:01 pm
negativeneil

A-. And a photographer... that answer your Q?
9:01 pm
Minveryork

Congratulations majmom on fireworks! Good for you!
9:01 pm
majmom

ty
9:01 pm
dcseain

evening, carlee and gwen
9:01 pm
crosshair

it is very hyard to find carlee,my uncle ian sends me some now and then from the U.K
9:01 pm
crosshair

hard
9:01 pm
carleekat

hi seain :)
9:01 pm
negativeneil

And the rest depends on the subject at hand... see bio, haha.
9:02 pm
jesdraggon

yay majmom!
9:02 pm
carleekat

hmmm..wonder if i can find a proper recipe for it and make my own...
9:02 pm
negativeneil

We have friends in the UK... I'll have to get them to send some, or wait 'til I go over there again.
9:02 pm
crosshair

i think a specialty shop would be a good start,any place that sells special cheese and european delicacies
9:03 pm
crosshair

be warned neil,it is not cheap
9:03 pm
negativeneil

Was there last year but didn't try the toffee. I guess I'll have to and follow your directions, crossy.
9:03 pm
negativeneil

They have "sweet shops" there don't they? They might carry it too.
9:03 pm
carleekat

is it scottish tablet crossy?
9:03 pm
crosshair

scottish do the toffee very well
9:03 pm
negativeneil

You know, that sell candies and confectionaries? Was pretty sure I remember seeing some.
9:04 pm
negativeneil

"remembered" even.
9:04 pm
jesdraggon

h's hashed
9:04 pm
crosshair

you get a rough slab,uneven,about the size of a deck of cards in foil and a soft cloth bag,and a small hammer
9:04 pm
negativeneil

Go, jes, go!
9:05 pm
jesdraggon

there's a lot of going yet, i'm not even half way!
9:05 pm
carleekat

hmmmm...i wonder what they use for syrup????
9:05 pm
negativeneil

Treacle. Say that word when Laura is in the chog... it makes her laugh just to see it.
9:05 pm
crosshair

i have no idea carlee,but i am sure it can stop a bullet
9:05 pm
jesdraggon

i am not finding this grid an easy one.
9:05 pm
negativeneil

Stuck on anything, jes?
9:06 pm
Minveryork

No, it is NOT an easy grid. I only have 22 left, but do not want to finish. Don't feel motivated to do a story
9:06 pm
jesdraggon

too many to ask about--i've only found 88 of them.
9:06 pm
wvteach

stuck on LA 5 / 10
9:07 pm
negativeneil

Must take some work to write one of those stories, Min?
9:07 pm
carleekat

its not tablet
9:07 pm
Minveryork

An la 5/10 is la plus Mr. Onasis wvteach & hello there.
9:07 pm
negativeneil

la5,10 -- la + ***d means very dry.
9:07 pm
jesdraggon

thanks, min
9:08 pm
Minveryork

yw
9:08 pm
wvteach

thnx min and neil
9:08 pm
negativeneil

Oh nm. Min's clue was better anyway.
9:08 pm
Minveryork

yw
9:08 pm
crosshair

but you open it up and show a corner of it on the wood cutting board,and the smooth buttery texture seems to almost refract the light and you take the silver hammer and choose the locvation where you will strike and with a swift wrist movement you give a glancing blow and shear off a bit about the size of a dice,popping it into your mouth ,you allow it to slowly met and unleash the subtle flavours on your unsuspecting pallet..
9:08 pm
negativeneil

yw wvteach, although I'm sure I was no help.
9:08 pm
crosshair

lol..med time for crossy
9:09 pm
carleekat

i want something sweet... damnit...
9:09 pm
carleekat

crossy has been reading again....
9:09 pm
negativeneil

Ummm, do you like toffee much, crossy? ;)
9:09 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hammer food, hmmmm
9:09 pm
Minveryork

Some stories are easy to write and some are hard. It depends on what kinds of words are in grid that day.
9:09 pm
carleekat

<------ passing crossy a misty jack
9:09 pm
crosshair

mmm..hammer food
9:10 pm
negativeneil

Yeah I guess so, Min.
9:10 pm
Minveryork

carleekat, do I need to send you to PB ag 5/16? LOL!
9:10 pm
mrpresident

afternoon all :)
9:10 pm
tabbycat

Is Walkers Nonsuch toffee a good brand?
9:10 pm
negativeneil

Hi mrp! :)
9:10 pm
Minveryork

Hello mrpresident!How are you doing?Welcome to grid
9:10 pm
Minveryork

Hello tabbycat! How are you doing
9:10 pm
negativeneil

Considering a couple of the "va" words Min, I can see why you're not keen to write a story today, lol.
9:11 pm
carleekat

( sorry minver...i am not doing the grid at all...i havent even looked at it)
9:11 pm
crosshair

(((MRP)))
9:11 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

hi there mrp
9:11 pm
Minveryork

Hello tabbycat!How are you doing? Welcome to puzzle
9:11 pm
jesdraggon

hi mrp, tabby
9:11 pm
carleekat

hi mrp {{huggles}}
9:11 pm
carleekat

i'll just hang out in the pb...and visit with whomever pops in :)
9:11 pm
Minveryork

LOL neil! Not sure how I'd fit the va word into a story
9:12 pm
crosshair

this grid is kicking my butt,i shall just do food porn as asked for
9:12 pm
negativeneil

Ummm, a trip to the OB/GYN maybe?
9:12 pm
Minveryork

I think there are some people there already, but I do not know who.I have been here off and on all day long
9:12 pm
mrpresident

***hugs to all***
how we doing??
9:12 pm
negativeneil

((((hugs)))) back!
9:12 pm
tabbycat

Hi all. Was just following the toffee chat. I see that the Vermont Country Store has Walkers English Toffee
9:13 pm
tabbycat

Looks like it comes with a little hammer to break it up
9:13 pm
carleekat

we are discussing hammer food mrp
9:13 pm
jesdraggon

good, mrp; got 2 kittens in and already have a home for one. how are you?
9:13 pm
Book Doctor Gwen

NBT at last, and i'm stopping with 79 to go. have the fun y'all POINK
9:14 pm
jesdraggon

g'night, gwen
9:14 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye Book Doctor Gwen! I will see you tomorrow.
9:14 pm
jesdraggon

oh. pb for me.
9:14 pm
crosshair

best toffee always needs a hammer to prepare it
9:14 pm
negativeneil

That's a little far away... opposite coast.
9:14 pm
carleekat

( I am procrastinating ) should be reading my articles on NA indian women's work pre 1800's
9:14 pm
mrpresident

(((crossy))) !!
9:14 pm
mrpresident

hi neil :)) *hugs*
hi carlee ((huggles))

now, what is hammer food??
9:15 pm
negativeneil

Toffee, aparently.
9:15 pm
crosshair

english/scottish traditional toffee
9:15 pm
carleekat

toffee that requires a hammer to break off bits to eat it
9:15 pm
crosshair

or crab legs;)
9:15 pm
Minveryork

jesdraggon, you can also hang out with carleekat in Penalty Box for the rest of the ni 5/16. Anybody else?
9:15 pm
negativeneil

Apparently, even. Geez!
9:15 pm
negativeneil

Who took that "p"?
9:15 pm
jesdraggon

does it count that i didn't have that word until i hit enter and then thought "cr4, i bet that works in the grid?"
9:16 pm
mrpresident

ah!! like my mother's lamb chops!
9:16 pm
carleekat

i havent cooked anything interesting in a week... i have a feeling my cooking days are gone for a while :(
9:16 pm
jesdraggon

why, car?
9:17 pm
negativeneil

I haven't either... but battling this cold, I've been living on hot soup and little else.
9:17 pm
mrpresident

carlee is now a poor student living off canned pumpkin soup and 'twisties'
9:17 pm
carleekat

( frozen store made cannaloni for 1 and a bag of ceasars salad for me tonight... ) cus of my crazy ass schedule jes..school full time 100 m away daily drive...working 30+ hours a week..plus all my girl guide stuff
9:18 pm
carleekat

100 KM away ( 65 miles )
9:18 pm
mrpresident

oh neil! *sends my chicken soup*
9:18 pm
carleekat

i need a wife...
9:18 pm
jesdraggon

what are twisties?
9:18 pm
negativeneil

How do you find time for housework or sleeping, carlee? Damn, that's busy!
9:18 pm
carleekat

( cheesies i think jes)
9:18 pm
carleekat

thats why i ned a wife neil
9:19 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, haha.
9:19 pm
carleekat

oh..but i have been asked out for coffee now by 3 diff guys ( all my age too )
9:19 pm
mrpresident

i think they are like cheesy thingys. only available here :)
9:19 pm
jesdraggon

off i go for dinner and movie, yay bruce!
9:19 pm
negativeneil

Hey! You're happenin'.
9:19 pm
carleekat

that doesnt include the on who is a client at the law office.....accused of wife beating and kidnapping his daughter to iraq
9:20 pm
Minveryork

Goodbye jesdraggon! I'll see you tomorrow in the log.
9:20 pm
carleekat

( ones even a captain for a local fire dept...mind..he is a slut )
9:20 pm
negativeneil

Huh? Geez. I wouldn't count that one.
9:20 pm
negativeneil

Ugh. I'd avoid that one too.
9:21 pm
carleekat

oh...here is one neil..one is a photojournalist
9:21 pm
negativeneil

Sounds familiar!
9:21 pm
negativeneil

[that's what I do]
9:21 pm
carleekat

i went to HS with him...
9:21 pm
carleekat

( I know)
9:22 pm
carleekat

i'm sorta avoiding them all neil..but its nice to be 45 and noticed
9:23 pm
negativeneil

Sure. But why wouldn't you be? My stepmom's 47 and she gets noticed. And hit on!
9:24 pm
carleekat

( probably cus for the last 20 years i've been told i am not good at anything...or for anything..and its taking my brain a while to deprogram itself into not believing something its heard for the last 20 years)
9:25 pm
negativeneil

Aww man. That's horrible, carlee :(
9:25 pm
negativeneil

Thank G-d you're out of that situation now.
9:25 pm
carleekat

i didnt tell u that to feel sorry for me... its just...what it was...and its changing... but...it will take time...i am so over the moon happy right now..content... excited....and joyful
9:26 pm
negativeneil

Did I say you did? No. But it's a very cruel way to treat another person and yeah, I'm sorry you were in a situation like that.
9:26 pm
carleekat

i dont want to F*** it up with a man in my life again
9:26 pm
negativeneil

[and glad you're not now]
9:27 pm
carleekat

thanks... i appreciate it...
9:27 pm
carleekat

:)
9:27 pm
negativeneil

I'm glad things are much better for you now and you're happy at last!
9:27 pm
carleekat

so..i need a wife
9:27 pm
negativeneil

Haha!
9:28 pm
negativeneil

You have no idea how much that makes me chuckle when you say it.
9:28 pm
carleekat

and..we are going to jump to the 20 year anniversary.....so no sex required or needed
9:28 pm
negativeneil

Yep. You need a wife or a gay husband.
9:28 pm
negativeneil

Haha!
9:29 pm
carleekat

oh..and independently weathy...
9:29 pm
carleekat

i cant support me right now..i sure as hell cant support her too
9:29 pm
negativeneil

Hey, it never hurts to dream.
9:30 pm
negativeneil

Or just financially independent then.
9:30 pm
carleekat

weathy would help tho
9:30 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, sure it would.
9:31 pm
carleekat

so...my english prof essentially gave me persission to tell him to fob off in class the other night
9:31 pm
negativeneil

Ok? Let's hear it.
9:31 pm
carleekat

he posed a question ( we were discussing 2 versions of cinderella) and I replied with a question myself...
9:32 pm
carleekat

he said..i dont know..i ask the questions around here... what to u think....
9:32 pm
negativeneil

What was his question... and yours?
9:32 pm
carleekat

then got all " be assertive.... "
9:32 pm
carleekat

oh...what is the significance of the glass slipper...
9:32 pm
negativeneil

That was his? So what was your question?
9:33 pm
carleekat

and i suggested that perhaps it indicates botht he rigidity thus only one person would fit but also the need for a delicate "ideal woman" figure to fit it "
9:33 pm
negativeneil

Interesting.
9:33 pm
carleekat

thenhe said...I was just being an asshole
9:33 pm
negativeneil

You're kidding?
9:33 pm
carleekat

and i bit my tongue
9:34 pm
negativeneil

He actually said THAT to you, using that word?
9:34 pm
negativeneil

Right in class?
9:34 pm
carleekat

and he asked if i had anything more to say
9:34 pm
negativeneil

I would've had plenty to say to him.
9:34 pm
carleekat

i said..not this time... he said...well next time i want to hear it
9:34 pm
mrpresident

good on ya carlee!! LOL!!!
9:34 pm
carleekat

right in class
9:34 pm
negativeneil

And he wouldn't have liked it much.
9:35 pm
carleekat

so i said..fine..next time i will tell u to "bite me"
9:35 pm
carleekat

andhe laughed his ass off
9:35 pm
negativeneil

Oh good for you!
9:36 pm
carleekat

sometimes it pays to be older than the prof
9:36 pm
negativeneil

You're older than him and he's speaking like that to you in class?
9:36 pm
negativeneil

I think he could've probably been reported for that. And you're paying for these classes too?
9:37 pm
carleekat

he's..a bit..informal shall we say....
9:37 pm
carleekat

but hell we are discussing all the underlying sexual lessons in fairy tles
9:37 pm
negativeneil

Ummm, yeah. I'd say that's a bit of an understatement.
9:37 pm
negativeneil

Total lack of respect would be what I'd call it.
9:38 pm
negativeneil

That doesn't mean you can't respect who you're communicating with.
9:38 pm
carleekat

hmmm.....i didnt feel disrespected..i felt challenged
9:38 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok?
9:39 pm
carleekat

he wasnt mean....
9:39 pm
mrpresident

neil, when a tutorial teacher tells the whole class they are a bunch of Fing AHoles and that she thinks we are all C's... that is when we report her :D
9:40 pm
mrpresident

and the professor didn't like it when he found out about her doing that!!
9:40 pm
carleekat

he admitted HE was being an asshole...
9:40 pm
mrpresident

And she had to come with her hat in her hands and eat it raw the next tutorial lesson
9:42 pm
carleekat

ok..i seriously have themunchies and i want falafel...
9:42 pm
carleekat

do i go make some...or say forget it
9:42 pm
mrpresident

i like your english teach carlee! LOL!! I find it fun when there is banter in class
9:42 pm
carleekat

he is fun... and its pretty funny watching him squirm on the sex talk...its him and a class of young women..and me
9:43 pm
mrpresident

of course you make some!!
9:43 pm
carleekat

its almost 11 pm....hmmm... ok..taking lappy into the kitchen
9:44 pm
negativeneil

Haha, mrp. Have you known of any teachers like that?
9:44 pm
reparteena

hello all...is anyone having trouble with listing on the word list? nothing ofmine is going there but when I refresh i loose everything.
9:44 pm
negativeneil

Oh wow... she actually DID that? Man.
9:45 pm
negativeneil

I'm surprised she wasn't fired?
9:45 pm
negativeneil

Hi reparteena.
9:45 pm
negativeneil

Oh no?
9:45 pm
reparteena

hi neil.!
9:46 pm
mkg

hi all. any good clues for the 7s? dont have any yet
9:47 pm
carleekat

no..not making them...my oil for frying was thrown out...i dont have enough to fry falafel...
9:47 pm
negativeneil

an7,36 -- descriptive of what a bra should be?
9:47 pm
jan

an/7 something that fights gravity; no/7 louder
9:48 pm
carleekat

so..now what can i have in lieu of falafel
9:48 pm
negativeneil

haha, Jan. Exactly!
9:48 pm
negativeneil

Use my clue and Jan's combined, mkg.
9:48 pm
jan

Yeah, you get to a certain age, gravity is not your friend.
9:48 pm
negativeneil

So I hear.
9:48 pm
negativeneil

Although I hope I won't have to worry too much, being male. lol
9:48 pm
carleekat

oh..u will neil
9:49 pm
carleekat

and its not pretty
9:49 pm
mkg

dont know what an 7 is from those clues............."floats" is not in grid....
9:49 pm
mrpresident

time to shut BE down and restart it
9:49 pm
jan

Start with a likely prefix...
9:50 pm
carleekat

going to whip up some humous...and have with pita chips....( gotta find my blender)
9:50 pm
negativeneil

ev7,40 -- the act of avoiding.escaping, shirking, etc.
9:50 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, think of something that fights or is against something... prefix-wise, mkg.
9:50 pm
negativeneil

And then what a bra helps eliminate.
9:50 pm
negativeneil

Or support against... prevent.
9:51 pm
mrpresident

oh you all missed the troll ... it was a really dumbass one too
9:51 pm
mkg

ty got the ev 7 and the no 7 with ease.
9:51 pm
negativeneil

Hummus, carlee? Love it. Very popular food in our culture too.
9:51 pm
negativeneil

Garlic hummus... yum.
9:51 pm
mkg

antagonist not in grid.
9:51 pm
mrpresident

haven't had a dumbass troll in a while... was tasty!
9:51 pm
negativeneil

yw mkg.
9:51 pm
mkg

got the an 7. very funny neil.................
9:52 pm
mkg

so need 7 more 7s. keep the clues coming.
9:52 pm
negativeneil

Oh that one from earlier today, mrp? boat emailed me to tell me about it... by the time I got on here and checked the chog archive there was no sign of it in there. It's been magically erased!
9:52 pm
jan

A native from the boot...
9:52 pm
negativeneil

mrp, have you checked G+ at all?
9:52 pm
mrpresident

indeed! Dr.G erases all crap like that... he did a mass (flush)!
9:53 pm
negativeneil

"Flush" seems appropriate enough... an idiotic troll like that belongs in the toilet.
9:54 pm
negativeneil

gi7,36 -- plural of gi6,24. Do you have that?
9:54 pm
mkg

chumus: i love the sabra brand............dont care for most others
9:54 pm
mkg

no gi 6. sorry
9:54 pm
negativeneil

And if you don't have it yet, think Italian gypsy.
9:54 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, it's nice.
9:55 pm
mkg

dont know italian for gypsy
9:55 pm
negativeneil

Or Egyptian? Haha, sorry. I thought the word was Italian... sure looks like it.
9:55 pm
mrpresident

this one was going on like a total ass!! typing 'nigga' over and over.... copy/pasting for ever!
I would like Dr.G to limit the amount of text in one chat box
9:56 pm
mkg

got it! didnt know that was the word for gypsy.
9:56 pm
negativeneil

gi + go brown in the sun + vowel.
9:56 pm
negativeneil

Then plural that word for the 7.
9:56 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok.
9:56 pm
mkg

darn. wish the x were elsewhere for good words.
9:56 pm
negativeneil

Yeah. But I thought it was Italian... but then I checked dictionary.com and it says Egyptian? Weird.
9:57 pm
mrpresident

hi mkg :)
9:57 pm
mkg

still not half way.
9:57 pm
Uneaixoise

and with an e at the end, it's french :-)
9:57 pm
negativeneil

no7,28 -- louder
9:57 pm
mrpresident

i might make the suggestion to dr.g
9:57 pm
negativeneil

What suggestion, mrp?
9:58 pm
mkg

ony o word clues?
9:58 pm
negativeneil

Let me say, I read about the "vote" suggestion and that's not a good one. Because there exists the possibility of vindictive people abusing that.
9:58 pm
mkg

ty got no 7.
9:58 pm
negativeneil

What I think would be a good idea, is a function allowing members to block anyone they choose, so they can't see anything that person posts in the chog.
9:59 pm
mrpresident

what is the vote suggestion??
9:59 pm
negativeneil

Ok here's a definite Italian word for you, mkg:
pa5,12 -- pa6,21 -- pa7,32
[countryman/person]
9:59 pm
Uneaixoise

oohhh, Babble Blackball
10:00 pm
negativeneil

Oh, something about people being able to click a button in order to "vote" to block or ban a person off here?
10:00 pm
mrpresident

neil, that is what we 'played' with ... everyone (bar a few) got it when I told them to just block the troll.
10:00 pm
negativeneil

Something like that, Une.
10:00 pm
carleekat

i have garlic in my humous..but is lemony...and whipped to whipped butter smooth
10:00 pm
mrpresident

hi une!!
10:00 pm
Uneaixoise

hey, mrp :-)
10:00 pm
negativeneil

Haha, yeah. I caught that you were pretending so the moronic troll might believe it and piss off.
10:00 pm
negativeneil

I thought that was funny... too bad some didn't get it though.
10:00 pm
mkg

i go the pa six and 7 but not the 5. any idea why?
10:01 pm
mrpresident

oh neil! that would be totally abused!! I know of several babblers who are 'overlords' and would block many wonderful babblers
10:01 pm
gremlinn

I'm sure someone could write a script that would filter out any posts by any person added to a personal "block" list - though whether that would be wise to implement is another question.
10:01 pm
negativeneil

It's the pa6,21 minus the last letter, mkg.
10:01 pm
negativeneil

So no, not sure why? ;)
10:01 pm
mrpresident

neil! we could only try!! LOL
10:01 pm
mkg

just got a pa 5. guess that is it. never heard that one.
10:02 pm
mrpresident

i think it is good that dr.g is available to 'flush' the troll though
10:02 pm
mkg

an o word clues? i have one o word, the shape, not a circle but an ov**
10:02 pm
Uneaixoise

agreed, neil . . . thoroughly enjoyed mrp's magic code LOL
10:02 pm
gremlinn

mkg: row, row, row your boat
10:02 pm
mrpresident

LOL une!! it was funny!!
10:03 pm
Uneaixoise

:-D
10:03 pm
negativeneil

Dunno, gremlinn. But there are times I'd sure appreciate that. Like when some nosy old busybody with clearly nothing better to do than watch my conversation in the chog for a few hours jumped into a chat I was having to berate me in the wee hours of this am. *headshake* I think someone needs a life!
10:03 pm
mrpresident

at least we were able to get on with the game :))
10:03 pm
mkg

gently down the stream..................so what? where is the o word grem?
10:03 pm
mrpresident

who did that neil???
10:04 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, Une... I was chuckling over that.
10:04 pm
negativeneil

Check the archive mrp.
10:04 pm
carleekat

humous..yum....buttery smooth...( cant be coarse)
10:04 pm
Uneaixoise

Whole Food's red pepper hummus is yummy as well
10:04 pm
mrpresident

I think it went up on the FB Babble community page!! the 'magic code'! LOL
10:05 pm
negativeneil

Garlic and herb hummus, yes. Delicious.
10:05 pm
mrpresident

what time neil??
10:05 pm
negativeneil

Haha! Someone actually posted a code there?
10:05 pm
mrpresident

approx what time please?
10:05 pm
negativeneil

I saw a 'code word' in the chog. Laughed!
10:05 pm
mkg

anyone want to explain the row row row your boat to me? was it a clue? gremlinn are you still here? would love to know.
10:05 pm
negativeneil

Oh damn. Can't remember that offhand.
10:05 pm
negativeneil

Lemme think.
10:05 pm
Uneaixoise

no . . . explained to the "more naive" that it was imaginary :-)
10:05 pm
negativeneil

Ok, try around 2:30 am?
10:06 pm
gremlinn

what do you row the boat with?
10:06 pm
negativeneil

Haha, Une! I was really laughing.
10:06 pm
mkg

ty grem. got it.
10:06 pm
mrpresident

ok, will go looksy :)) bbs
10:07 pm
mkg

ty. now i have 2 o words. any clues for the other 2?
10:07 pm
negativeneil

Might be a little before that or after, mrp. Not sure.
10:07 pm
negativeneil

But I think it had to be somewhere around that time.
10:07 pm
carleekat

hahahahaha....just as i thought neil
10:08 pm
negativeneil

What's that, carlee?
10:08 pm
carleekat

mrp..u wont be surprised
10:08 pm
carleekat

the conversation at about 2:30 m
10:08 pm
carleekat

am
10:08 pm
negativeneil

Oh that? Haha. Figures yeah.
10:08 pm
negativeneil

You can just tell.
10:09 pm
carleekat

i avoid chat then
10:09 pm
negativeneil

Make me appreciate the wonderful woman my mom is even more, haha! Imagine having one like that? [shudder] I'd be ashamed!
10:09 pm
carleekat

there are a couple i avoid..and if they are here...i leave...or lurk
10:09 pm
negativeneil

"Makes" even... typing's shot to hell again.
10:10 pm
carleekat

typing one handed...and dipping pita chips in my humous with the other
10:11 pm
negativeneil

Hell no. I'm not gonna avoid anyone. I have as much right to be here and use this as any of them do... funny that some seem to think they own this site though.
10:11 pm
carleekat

( hmmm..my dog who likes everything doesnt like humous...)
10:11 pm
negativeneil

Haha, that's ok. More for you!
10:11 pm
mrpresident

oh neil!!! LOL!!
10:11 pm
carleekat

i rahter just...keep the peace...its not my site either...
10:12 pm
carleekat

likei said mrp..not a surprise
10:12 pm
negativeneil

yep. I largely ignored it. It didn't merit much attention.
10:12 pm
mrpresident

neil, you got the queen bee sting
10:13 pm
negativeneil

Is that what it was? Wow... why didn't it even feel like a mosquito bite then? Probably because my tongue is much sharper when I'm pushed. Fortunately I'm not a miserable **** so it takes more to get me there than some people. ;)
10:13 pm
mrpresident

I don't speak to Haz, she burned her bridges, along with her goons, a long time ago with me... and I will tell them to FO if they put in their opinion when not asked for or wanted.
10:14 pm
negativeneil

Oh believe me if she's stupid enough to start with me seriously she won't know what hit her.
10:14 pm
carleekat

ipissed her off one day...she laced into me... i ignored it...
10:14 pm
mrpresident

carlee has been a 'witness' to my stinger on the babble overlords.
10:14 pm
carleekat

yeap... i have...
10:14 pm
negativeneil

She has no clue. But that was just so idiotic it wasn't worth worrying about... just some goof. It's like an annoying insect... you brush it away and carry on.
10:15 pm
mrpresident

oh but carlee and neil... didn't you know?? she 'owns' chat! good lord if you don't bow down and lick boot when told to
10:16 pm
carleekat

but there are a few on here whom i like that get along with her..so...i hold my tongue...and just say nothing... i have bigger fish to fry than to worry about her....
10:16 pm
mrpresident

i ignore her and her 'friends'... best to just have fun and if you feel like talking about something, go for it!! who are we to say 'shut up, this convo is over'?
10:16 pm
negativeneil

Haha, I noticed that she seems to think she does. And she apparently had nothing better to do all night [at the time it would have been where she is] than spy on me... which is damn weird considering she doesn't know me. WTF? Hey, if I'm that fascinating then damn, I'm flattered.
10:16 pm
carleekat

MRP... perhaps we should put a poster of neil up in the pb for her ;)
10:17 pm
mrpresident

neil, she was actually going at infern... she has had fights with her on the issue before,
10:17 pm
negativeneil

Yeah carlee. That's why I kinda wish we could block certain individuals on here. That way we woudln't have to see any of their crap and could just see the nice folks we want to chat with.
10:18 pm
jesdraggon

bruce is a good cook. :)
10:18 pm
mrpresident

but then again, she will fight with anyone... i think it is 'the alcohol time' when she puts in her 0c worth
10:18 pm
carleekat

oh well...i know i piss people off...cus i dont give a flying fig.. ( especially aboutdropping words in chat...i get so annoyed on huge grids ( 300+ words) and the word grid or something is in the grid...
10:18 pm
jesdraggon

chicken satay and flat bread
10:19 pm
carleekat

oh...sounds yum jes...wher eis crossy and his food porn?
10:19 pm
negativeneil

Uh no. If you read it again she was jumping on me that time, totally. And looking like ass for her stupid ASSumption that I'd had anything to do with the dogs my parents decided to adopt when I was a kid. Our first was one my dad's parents got him from a shelter when he still lived at home... she was older when he married mom and we lost her when I was a young kid. Then our 2nd dog [same breed - labrador] was one some neighbors of ours had and due to illness/disabilitly couldn't keep anymore. They were gonig to surrender him to a shelter or rescue group if a home couldn't be found and we loved him... so we got him.
10:19 pm
mrpresident

true neil, there are plenty of chats that allow you to 'not see' a player.
10:19 pm
carleekat

and if someone says it...its like someone dropped the f bomb
10:20 pm
negativeneil

But was I going to bother explaining that to some nosey interfering **** [insert any term appropriate] when my life is none of her beeswax? Hell no.
10:20 pm
carleekat

what MRp means is..in the past...she has gone after herin over the same topic
10:21 pm
mrpresident

that is what I meant, thanks carlee
10:21 pm
negativeneil

Oh yeah, carlee. It's so easy to say a word accidentally that's in a grid that size. Almost can't be avoided!
10:21 pm
negativeneil

Everyone does it... why get angry for it?
10:22 pm
mrpresident

she would have seen you and herin talking and just had to put her 'slur' in
10:22 pm
mrpresident

neil, cause they 'can'.
10:22 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, accusing me of insulting her when I don't even know her and didn't know she was present. Apparently her life's so boring she lurks and spies on people she doesn't even know? *headshake*
10:23 pm
negativeneil

Yep. Apparently some folk are so miserable they look for any excuse to take it out on others. They just make me thankful to be me.
10:23 pm
carleekat

yes...well when someone does...and the talons come out ( there are MANY babble purist who get upset) i typically come up with a sentence that has that word ini it a minimum of 5 times...
10:23 pm
negativeneil

Because it must really suck to be them!
10:24 pm
mrpresident

oh my favourite was when 5 of them all put the same pic up in their bios after i called them queens of babble... they put up pic of snow white's stepmother! hahahaha!! god that was so friggin stupid!! LOL!!
10:24 pm
gremlinn

*looks in archive to see who neil argued with* - ahh
10:24 pm
carleekat

just to make sure the word has been well and try=uly dropped in the grid
10:24 pm
negativeneil

Haha, grem. No surprise there at all, I'm guessing?
10:25 pm
negativeneil

Actually it's the other way around... who argued with me.
10:25 pm
gremlinn

Not familiar with her - maybe I am not usually on at the same time?
10:25 pm
negativeneil

I didn't bother indulging it. So not worth it.
10:25 pm
carleekat

oh..mrp ..i finally got sprite to put word in the grid" as a icon theme..the actual WORD is the icon pic..not a pic that represents a word ...HAHAHAHA
10:25 pm
negativeneil

Thank your lucky stars for that, dude.
10:25 pm
gremlinn

"was argued at from" ? :)
10:25 pm
negativeneil

Sure, that might work too.
10:26 pm
carleekat

i would love a day where u intentionally use words fromt eh grid in chat
10:26 pm
mrpresident

and they made sure they all came on when I logged on... F-Wits. THAT is stalker behaviour neil! LOL
10:26 pm
carleekat

no one would knwo which ones unless is some ultra obscure word
10:26 pm
gremlinn

Crap...PB for me.
10:26 pm
mrpresident

good on sprite! she is a good egg!
10:26 pm
negativeneil

Well yeah, no kidding it is. So is lurking and spying on a person... like she was clearly doing with me. Gee... someone needs a LIFE, wouldn't you say?
10:27 pm
jesdraggon

*hands grem a piece of flatbread to take to the pb*
10:27 pm
mrpresident

indeed!! but no life to be had for some!!
10:27 pm
gremlinn

I earned and went to the PB on the same post - that takes skill.
10:27 pm
mrpresident

(throws tim tams at grem in the PB)
10:28 pm
jesdraggon

tim tams?
10:28 pm
negativeneil

I'm flattered I'm that fascinating but shit. If her life's so boring that she has to stalk and watch all the conversation of some guy she doesn't even know? Wow. It must really suck to be her.
10:28 pm
dcseain

*intercepts some of the tim-tams, hoping to find a caramel one or three*
10:28 pm
mrpresident

well, watch out neil!! lurking is a favourite past time with some!
10:29 pm
carleekat

oh..timtams....
10:29 pm
gremlinn

Yeah, there are 101 people online, so it says, so that's about 95 lurkers right now.
10:29 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, I'm really fascinating... young single working guy, living in a little 1-bedroom apartment on my own. You know. Exciting stuff!
10:29 pm
dcseain

jes, tim-tams are yummy chocolate cookies/biscuits
10:30 pm
jesdraggon

oooh, i want some!
10:30 pm
negativeneil

Haha, gremlinn. Hey Seain... decided to come out of lurk mode huh?
10:30 pm
negativeneil

And jes! ;)
10:30 pm
dcseain

i read the chog for most of 2 years before i spoke up in it.
10:30 pm
gremlinn

wow...
10:30 pm
dcseain

i just came back to this window, read the fun thread below, and well, chocolate....
10:30 pm
jesdraggon

i said hi a bit ago, neil; you were busy ranting though
10:30 pm
gremlinn

It only took me a few minutes.
10:30 pm
mrpresident

dcs!! ((hugs))... caramel tim tams were out of stock, but did get rum'n'raisin
10:31 pm
negativeneil

Chocolate now huh? It was toffee earlier.
10:31 pm
carleekat

same for me....
10:31 pm
mrpresident

hammer food!
10:31 pm
dcseain

yum, love rum raisin :) one of my favourite ice creams.
10:31 pm
negativeneil

That's it!
10:31 pm
negativeneil

If there's hammer food... is there chainsaw or blowtorch food too?
10:31 pm
mrpresident

i only started to chat in the chog when greywoulf was on. He was my 'first' and he is a total gentleman!
10:32 pm
dcseain

is hammer food like hammer time?
10:32 pm
carleekat

doesnt go with humous..oh hell screw the humous... pass the timtams
10:32 pm
negativeneil

I've never seen him, mrp. Does he Babble lately?
10:32 pm
mrpresident

crossy was discussing food that you need a hammer to break before eating!
10:32 pm
Uneaixoise

he was a wonderful early babbler . . . hootowl is his mom
10:33 pm
carleekat

no he doesnt much neil...
10:33 pm
negativeneil

Yeah. I could feel my teeth breaking just thinking about it!
10:33 pm
negativeneil

Oh hootowl is fun. :)
10:33 pm
mrpresident

No neil... he had a couple of children, moved up in his job and I barely see him!! He is a friend on FB and his mum is hootowl
10:33 pm
carleekat

i iwsh scarlet would come back..she got annoyed with the busybodies on here :(
10:33 pm
Uneaixoise

i wish she'd come back too, carlee
10:33 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, hootowl's really nice.
10:34 pm
mrpresident

oh une! he is a really lovely guy! always chatted with us girls in IM too :)
10:34 pm
negativeneil

Who's scarlet? Yeah, can't really blame her.
10:34 pm
dcseain

franmag is missed too.
10:34 pm
negativeneil

But they would be bored with me.
10:34 pm
mrpresident

we were part of a little club in scrabble for a long while. I miss him
10:34 pm
Uneaixoise

indeed, dc
10:34 pm
dcseain

and pamfrad
10:34 pm
negativeneil

Scrabble?
10:35 pm
negativeneil

I'm a major Scrabbleholic.
10:35 pm
carleekat

early babbler... sweetheart..my family and i headed down to asheville one christmas to spend xmas with her and her family..and that was the babble meet up...christmas dinner :|0
10:35 pm
carleekat

:)
10:35 pm
Uneaixoise

she has a FB page . . .
10:35 pm
gremlinn

Have you played Yahoo Literati, neil?
10:35 pm
mrpresident

I miss fran so much on babble, but she ain't coming back.
I play hanging with friends with her every day! she is so nice!
10:35 pm
negativeneil

Oh mrp... did you check G+?
10:35 pm
negativeneil

If not do that.
10:35 pm
negativeneil

I have played in Literati leagues, gremlinn.
10:35 pm
mrpresident

grem, that is were we had our club lounge... room 19
10:35 pm
dcseain

yes, i play some FB games with Fran too, she is very sweet.
10:35 pm
negativeneil

So that would be a "yes".
10:36 pm
mrpresident

i will go look now neil.
10:36 pm
carleekat

franmag is a sweetie...and pam
10:36 pm
gremlinn

Cool - I've played it sometimes, with friends from another site.
10:36 pm
mrpresident

and of course, dcs and I play and he is the most gorgeous smartypants man and beats my arse regularly!! LOL
10:36 pm
carleekat

and cathyar
10:36 pm
negativeneil

And btw, I have much more than you do to worry about in giving out an email address... yet mine is on profile, in a way that bots can't grab it. It's not my main/primary account, no. Just a hotmail. But you could make a more "throw away" one like that too so at least people could contact and share stuff with you?
10:36 pm
gremlinn

One time we goofed around and tried to make large squares of letters in the grid with no gaps - I think we made a 5x5 and then a 6x6.
10:37 pm
gremlinn

Let me see if I can find the image I saved...
10:37 pm
negativeneil

Not that I'm anyone you'd ever have to worry about.
10:37 pm
negativeneil

Oh yeah? I used to enjoy the formats we played in the leagues... that was fun.
10:37 pm
carleekat

I would at some point like to see some of your work neil....
10:38 pm
negativeneil

But people being as petty as they are, that didn't last too long. I even blogged about it.
10:38 pm
mrpresident

dcs, when I actually beat you for the first time on thursday, I was in the apple store and screamed out 'YES!!! FINALLY'... and people came over and looked at what I was doing and encouraged me to take a snap shot of the screen so I could put it in my icon... as proof! LOL!!! (((dcs)))
10:38 pm
negativeneil

Well carlee, you had the chance... it's all linked to from my G+ page but you chose not to stay there. I have to keep the content of that page private, so only connections can see it.
10:38 pm
gremlinn

We made this square in Literati:

CONIES
OMENTA
NETHER
INHERE

ETERNE
SAREES
10:38 pm
dcseain

http://tinyurl.com/3m8mvsl
nrkii, pamfrad, and me.


http://tinyurl.com/3rryqyz
me, jmcnrick, periwinkle


http://tinyurl.com/3mygtf
h
Pamfrad and i enjoy our coffee
10:39 pm
negativeneil

Oh wow, gremlinn!
10:39 pm
gremlinn

Of course, we planned it out in advance.
10:39 pm
negativeneil

That's amazing!
10:39 pm
dcseain

http://tinyurl.com/67o6qgz
me and hego
10:39 pm
negativeneil

Well yeah, that much is kinda obvious. ;)
10:39 pm
gremlinn

It's tricky - you can't just lay out one row at a time!
10:39 pm
negativeneil

Still clever though.
10:40 pm
negativeneil

The only way I can think of that you can lay down anything anywhere, would be unrated and in challenge mode... at least I think you can then?
10:40 pm
dcseain

mrp, people beat me regularly. :)
10:40 pm
gremlinn

Haha, and another time we buid up "MISREPRESENTING" in both a row and a column at once.
10:40 pm
negativeneil

But did you see what I said to you further down the chog there?
10:40 pm
carleekat

oh well.. sucks for me then
10:41 pm
gremlinn

To me? Maybe I missed it. And nope, we only had valid words at all times.
10:41 pm
negativeneil

I guess, carlee. It's sad you took things the way you did though... wasn't the case at all, I assure you.
10:41 pm
mrpresident

I am going to add 'in bed' to that last comment dcs :))
10:42 pm
dcseain

Hah! :D
10:42 pm
mrpresident

we play that game all the time... add 'in bed' at the end of a sentence... juvinile but fun!
10:42 pm
negativeneil

I can re-post it, gremlinn?
10:42 pm
gremlinn

Oh, an email - yeah, I could, I guess
10:42 pm
negativeneil

Ready for it? lol
10:42 pm
negativeneil

Oh you saw it? Good.
10:43 pm
carleekat

its ok.. i really dont have time... and my "kids" ( all 50 some odd) use fb saturday's are my homework days and i am being very bad.
10:43 pm
negativeneil

yeah, just make one on MSN/Hotmail or something.
10:43 pm
dcseain

neil, did you see carlee say she'd like to see some of yoru work?
10:43 pm
carleekat

through the week...
10:43 pm
negativeneil

Seain, did you see me respond to her when she said that? I guess not. ;)
10:43 pm
carleekat

that is what we are talking about seain :)
10:43 pm
negativeneil

Wake up, Seain! :P Haha.
10:43 pm
dcseain

nope :) but one does muss much in the chog
10:44 pm
dcseain

er, miss
10:44 pm
carleekat

<---- nudges seain in the ribs
10:44 pm
carleekat

and musses up his hair too :P
10:44 pm
dcseain

i've had 2 coca-colas today, though the latter one was with SoCo.
10:44 pm
dcseain

so i'm alert
10:45 pm
gremlinn

Only 2? I typically have around 4 to 6.
10:46 pm
dcseain

i don't regularly consume caffeine, grem. and i only buy Mexican coke, as i avoid HFCS and corn syrup as much as possible.
10:46 pm
carleekat

hey seain...how go the plans for back to school?
10:46 pm
mrpresident

Having a quick shower. Be back soon.
10:46 pm
dcseain

right now, i'm studying to become a realtor. Should stop by the Uni on Tuesday.
10:46 pm
dcseain

njoy mrp
10:47 pm
carleekat

that was what i meant..how are the courses?
10:47 pm
dcseain

so far so good. I have a two-parter on contracts next week.
10:47 pm
carleekat

( my big lug of a dog just climbed up onto the sofa with me and put his head on my shoulder...)
10:48 pm
carleekat

nice to hear :)
10:48 pm
dcseain

yay for our animal companions
10:48 pm
gremlinn

Tenrec? My old friend from the grids.
10:48 pm
dcseain

indeed! friend was zookeper for a day, and that was one of his charges.
10:49 pm
dcseain

he's a particle physicist by trade, specializing in neutrinos and dark matter.
10:49 pm
negativeneil

Sorry, had a phone call... which is interesting when you have laryngitis and can't talk, haha!
10:49 pm
carleekat

ok...i am going to go do a bit more reading before bed...
10:50 pm
uusue2

who is that, dc? (sorry, just got home from the theatre) - I am a particle physicist myself and my PhD dissertation was on neutrinos
10:50 pm
dcseain

sweet dreams, carlee
10:50 pm
negativeneil

Hi Sue!
10:50 pm
uusue2

so hi and bye, carlee, and hi dc, neil, gremilnn, et al!
10:50 pm
gremlinn

Hey sue
10:50 pm
dcseain

my friend in the photo, sue. i'll message you with his name, he's published.
10:51 pm
carleekat

nnight night sue..hope u enjoyed the play
10:51 pm
gremlinn

That tenrec studies neutrinos??
10:51 pm
uusue2

it was great, carlee, a stage adaptation of Theophilus North
10:52 pm
uusue2

thx, dc, he looks a lot younger than I am so I probably don't know him - I haven't been active in the field for about 10 years now
10:52 pm
negativeneil

And I'm being tweeted at per usual and having to respond there.
10:54 pm
dcseain

he's younger than me, 35ish as i recall.
10:54 pm
negativeneil

Oh Sue and Seain... have you seen G+?
10:55 pm
negativeneil

I shared a link to an article there -- which is in my bio here too now. Oh yes Seain, sorry. You shared it with your network, lol. Forgot that.
10:55 pm
uusue2

right, I am 60, somehow I got old when I wasn't looking...
10:55 pm
negativeneil

And see what my brother posted too, Sue.
10:55 pm
dcseain

age does creep up on one when one's not looking, indeed.
10:56 pm
dcseain

nothing from either of yall in the last couple hours, neil
10:56 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, so everyone tells me. I'm hoping to figure out how to slow it down.
10:56 pm
negativeneil

Time is already starting to fly faster.
10:57 pm
dcseain

i wasn't saying getting older was bad, just that it happens while you're not noticing. :)
10:57 pm
negativeneil

No, it was a few hours ago now, Seain... his anyway. Mine was more recent. He posted a clip from the show the other night... judging?
10:57 pm
dcseain

oh, yes saw that this afternoon
10:58 pm
uusue2

I saw that post, neil, but haven't looked at the clip
10:58 pm
negativeneil

I'm sure it does. Hell, adulthood happened while I wasn't noticing. :P
10:58 pm
negativeneil

Oh, ok.
10:58 pm
gremlinn

Getting older generally is bad after a certain point. Aging is the number one cause of death.
10:58 pm
dcseain

such is the cycle of life, grem :)
10:58 pm
gremlinn

Shortened telomeres and such.
10:58 pm
uusue2

incidentally I am planning to put together a summary of the recent supposedly faster-than-light neutrinos and put it on my web page for my students
10:58 pm
gremlinn

Yeah, we need to work on that though. I don't want to die for at least a few thousand years.
10:58 pm
uusue2

once I do that I can put a link to it on G+ and Facebook
10:59 pm
herinfernallady

Hi
10:59 pm
negativeneil

Yep, gremlinn. Once you're old enough to do everything legally, all downhill from there I'm told. And that was 5 years ago for me.
10:59 pm
negativeneil

Oh cool, Sue! yeah, please do that.
10:59 pm
dcseain

cool, sue, look forward to seeing that. i have some articles from the day after, and will be getting an in-depth update over Columbus Day weekend.
10:59 pm
negativeneil

Do you have Gmail, gremlinn? Or a Google account? If so you could join our network there.
10:59 pm
gremlinn

Sue: I just saw something about that in a news headline.
11:00 pm
negativeneil

Sue, Seain and I are in a network there with several other Babblers, including boatierra.
11:00 pm
herinfernallady

Please let me go get my zimmer frame
11:00 pm
gremlinn

Maybe, I'll think about it
11:00 pm
negativeneil

Ok.
11:01 pm
negativeneil

We have fun there... sharing various things. Links to articles, photos, videos... what have you.
11:01 pm
negativeneil

And we can even play a fun acronym game there if we get enough people interested.
11:03 pm
uusue2

<--- doesn't have much time for games
11:03 pm
uusue2

even here I am mostly chatting, I only have 66 words...
11:03 pm
herinfernallady

Hi
11:03 pm
gremlinn

I'm going to have less time at some point - I ordered a 32k piece jigsaw puzzle that I'll be working on.
11:04 pm
uusue2

hi, herin!
11:04 pm
gremlinn

It is over 100 sq. ft.
11:04 pm
herinfernallady

Gremlin can I come over and play that sounds amazing. Is the 6 panel one?
11:04 pm
dcseain

way cool, grem :)
11:04 pm
uusue2

holy cow, gremlinn! I'm not sure where you would even work on something like that!
11:04 pm
dcseain

hi, herin
11:05 pm
herinfernallady

Wow
11:05 pm
herinfernallady

Hi
11:05 pm
uusue2

I mean, wouldn't you have to stand on part of it while working on another part?
11:05 pm
gremlinn

http://www.amazon.com/Keith-Haring-Dou
ble-Retrospect-Pieces/dp/B00385X4BG/re
f=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316923509&sr=8-2
11:06 pm
herinfernallady

SNAP Gremlin that is the one
11:06 pm
gremlinn

I plan on making a large table to put it on.
11:06 pm
uusue2

anyway I am going to bed, very busy day tomorrow - church, where I am assisting with the service and singing in the choir, then a wake, then an anniversary party, then a rehearsal with a different singing group
11:06 pm
herinfernallady

http://tinyurl.com/6gjoeow Here is its TINY url
11:06 pm
herinfernallady

You can break it into 1000 piece sections.
11:06 pm
gremlinn

It's 17' by 6' so reaching any part shouldn't be hard.
11:06 pm
gremlinn

Haha, maybe I could!
11:06 pm
herinfernallady

That is the one I want Gremlin
11:07 pm
gremlinn

Hehe, maybe I'll take pictures of my progress.
11:07 pm
herinfernallady

You can break it into 1000 piece sections as it is 8x 4 panels
11:07 pm
herinfernallady

Night Sue
11:07 pm
uusue2

haha, I notice that people who bought this also bought two different kinds of coffee :-)
11:08 pm
gremlinn

Ahh...maybe, I'll have to think about it - doing it in one big space sounded like a lot of fun.
11:08 pm
gremlinn

Sue: hehe, wonder why!
11:08 pm
joey

hi eveyone. I had to jump in. I love Keith Haring's art. I have loved it for a long time, he was from the same area in PA that I came from
11:08 pm
herinfernallady

Hi Joey
11:08 pm
gremlinn

Look out, a lurker!!
11:08 pm
gremlinn

Oh, hi
11:09 pm
herinfernallady

Gremlin iF you have a huge space knock yourself out. For me I would only be able to do it in the 1000 piece because of the cats
11:09 pm
uusue2

ok now I REALLY AM going to bed :-)
11:09 pm
joey

yup, a dangerous lurker. love to watch the chat
11:09 pm
gremlinn

I do have the space - my living room's that length plus two feet :)
11:09 pm
herinfernallady

Well my cats would ''help''
11:10 pm
dcseain

we used to have a coffee shop called Pop Stop on 17th ST NW that was all decked out in Keith Haring's work, licensed by Keith himself.
11:10 pm
joey

he was so talented
11:10 pm
gremlinn

I guess I could do it in panels and then assemble it into the whole thing as the final step.
11:11 pm
herinfernallady

Or you could do it the fun way. Spread and go
11:11 pm
gremlinn

I wonder if I should buy 32 boards of the right size....
11:12 pm
herinfernallady

I am just jealous you have that jigsaw puzzel
11:12 pm
herinfernallady

opps puzzle
11:12 pm
gremlinn

Don't have it yet, but it's on the way!
11:12 pm
mrpresident

i swear i pulled out half a cat from my hair!! *note to self - wash out Lice Breaker in a timely manner.... not 12 hours later*
11:12 pm
herinfernallady

That is one step further from me :D
11:12 pm
gremlinn

Hmm, maybe 8 larger panels would be better. (4 pictures per panel.)
11:13 pm
mrpresident

hi infern :) and joey :) et al I missed *hugs*
11:13 pm
herinfernallady

Hi lovies
11:14 pm
herinfernallady

I just rang my friend and she is sick. She answered the phone with ""i am sick please go away'' Poor love
11:14 pm
mrpresident

oh dear infern!
11:14 pm
herinfernallady

She sounded so pathetic poor dear. I think her GF is with her.
11:16 pm
mrpresident

a friend just rang to come over... custodial kidnapping issue to be talked about... and another friend recovering from the nervous breakdown last night at 11pm.
Life serves lemons sometimes
11:16 pm
negativeneil

Sorry. Been busy in IM and on Twitter and G+.
11:16 pm
mrpresident

oh, g+... brb
11:17 pm
herinfernallady

That is why you need Vodka Mr Pres
11:17 pm
negativeneil

Wow, mrp.
11:17 pm
dcseain

but, if you have sugar, lemonade can be made.
11:18 pm
herinfernallady

DC that is too much effort. Just add vodka :D
11:18 pm
negativeneil

With enough sweetness, yes. ;)
11:18 pm
negativeneil

Haha!
11:20 pm
dcseain

fine, simple syrup and vodka
11:20 pm
herinfernallady

Or you could throw the lemons back and demand chocolate
11:23 pm
gremlinn

There, icon'ed it.
11:23 pm
herinfernallady

I love it Grem
11:24 pm
dcseain

i like lemon-creme filled chocolates
11:25 pm
mrpresident

vodka works just fine... may need some with this next convo when my friend arrives
11:25 pm
gremlinn

Me too
11:25 pm
gremlinn

Chocolates, not vodka.
11:25 pm
mrpresident

i am a bitters lover myself.
11:25 pm
herinfernallady

My brain is so not awake and I don't care if it is 230pm
11:26 pm
mrpresident

i luv dark dark chocolate! the really nice bitter stuff
11:26 pm
dcseain

oh, you'd love the chocolate mole bitters i have then, mrp :)
11:27 pm
mrpresident

i would have to come to you for them dcs :)
11:27 pm
dcseain

1 part gin, 2 parts domaine de canton, 2 droppers of chocolate mole bitters, shake with ice, serve up.
11:28 pm
stidmama

hey all -- I am about to turn into a pumpkin... could I get a nudge for the O in the second row please? I just want NBT today, not interested in more...
11:28 pm
herinfernallady

Sorry I can't help hyou stid
11:28 pm
mrpresident

hi stid!!! **hugs**
11:29 pm
stidmama

(((mrp))) hope your father is doing okay? hope you are too!
11:29 pm
mrpresident

os5 i think
11:29 pm
herinfernallady

Yes OS 5 gthanks Mr Pres
11:29 pm
mrpresident

dad got 3 stents put in!! THREE! holy moly, but he is recovering and plans to come over tomorrow for the day
11:29 pm
stidmama

oh of course! *sigh* thanks for the dogwood fish! LOL
11:30 pm
herinfernallady

Mr Pres you so need a hug
11:30 pm
dcseain

may the three stents make a positive difference for him.
11:30 pm
stidmama

wow. SO pleased he is well enough to come for a visit. I will move him down on my "list"
11:30 pm
mrpresident

os5 is the babblet willow twig
11:31 pm
gremlinn

Hi stid
11:31 pm
mrpresident

he isn't well enough of course, but he is doing it! I will smack him when he gets here
11:31 pm
stidmama

rofl... he's like my paternal unit. They just won't take it easy. EVER.
11:32 pm
gremlinn

Recommendations for where I should get my puzzle boards?
11:32 pm
stidmama

puzzled mama look: puzzle boards?
11:32 pm
dcseain

the hobby shops having all closed, i vote Amazon
11:32 pm
herinfernallady

Hardware store
11:32 pm
mrpresident

they will dcs... I feel awful that I took 3 kids up to the farm in July for a visit, and he didn't TELL me that he was unwell
11:32 pm
herinfernallady

Just get ply wood cut to size
11:33 pm
dcseain

he bought the 32k piece puzzle in his icon, stid
11:33 pm
gremlinn

Yeah, when I was thinking of making a table, I was planning on going to a lumber store and getting planks.
11:33 pm
stidmama

OH. I was seeing the pink manga icon still... WOW.
11:33 pm
dcseain

i've learned to ask my mother how she is, as she doesn't usually say, not even to her doctor, which is why sister or i go with her to doctor nowadays.
11:34 pm
herinfernallady

That is what my dad used to do for me as a kid. He had a piece of ply wood cut to the size needed and then a bit over
11:34 pm
stidmama

I did the same with my grandmother, seain. Although she didn't tell me about the TIAs, which would have been useful info.
11:34 pm
mrpresident

i can ask all I like dcs, he doesn't say until the last minute before they are putting him on a hospital bed! ggrrrrrrrr
11:34 pm
stidmama

They don't want to worry us, mrp!
11:34 pm
gremlinn

Thanks herin
11:35 pm
dcseain

earlier treatment costs less (a big concern here), and has more positive outcomes with less invasive procedures, and often w/out hospital, which are good anywhere.
11:35 pm
herinfernallady

It depends on what your plans are. For easy transport you could get the size in the 8 x 4 squares and then just tape the back so they stick together and make sure you have over hang for puzzle pieces
11:35 pm
mrpresident

my friend has turned up... with finger buns!!
11:35 pm
stidmama

okay. I am down to 119. A good enough...
11:35 pm
mrpresident

I will chat with you all at flip :)) see ya!
11:36 pm
herinfernallady

NIght Stid
11:36 pm
stidmama

*sits down next to mrp and shares homemade jam*
11:36 pm
dcseain

oh, dear mrp, hope visit goes well
11:36 pm
stidmama

LOL *poof*
11:36 pm
negativeneil

Yeah, see you at flip mrp. :) Bogged down with messages on Twitter, Google, IM... ugh.
11:37 pm
gremlinn

Yeah, guess I'll keep them separate and then just stick them together at the end.
11:37 pm
negativeneil

What's that, gremlinn?
11:37 pm
herinfernallady

The other thought Gremlin is ply board and then felt it to stop the slip factor
11:37 pm
negativeneil

Oh, wooden planks for a table?
11:38 pm
dcseain

thinner felted fibre board is better if you want to frame it.
11:39 pm
gremlinn

That was my original idea, neil - now I think I'm going with smaller panels (32, to be exact).
11:39 pm
herinfernallady

I think they are felt the boards
11:40 pm
herinfernallady

Grem you could do that with felted boards. Spray on glue is really easy to adhere the felt to the boards. I have no idea what the USA equvilant of Ply is sorry
11:41 pm
gremlinn

I guess I'll see what the hardware stores have, and think it over.
11:42 pm
herinfernallady

I have no idea what the light weight version of the boards would be called I am more of a toucher
11:42 pm
negativeneil

What kind of a table is this for?
11:42 pm
gremlinn

The jigsaw puzzle in my profile picture
11:42 pm
gremlinn

But at this point I don't think it will be a table after all.
11:43 pm
herinfernallady

It is more of a board than a table
11:43 pm
negativeneil

Oh, I see!
11:43 pm
gremlinn

I just need somewhat sturdy flat surfaces to work on.
11:43 pm
negativeneil

I didn't even know you'd changed your picture.
11:43 pm
negativeneil

I still see a headshot of an Asian girl?
11:43 pm
negativeneil

In the chog here.
11:43 pm
herinfernallady

The ply wood felted would work
11:43 pm
gremlinn

Yeah, it sometimes takes a few browser refreshes for the icons to match up.
11:44 pm
herinfernallady

http://tinyurl.com/6gjoeow This is what grem means Neil
11:44 pm
negativeneil

Oh usually just one... that did it.
11:44 pm
negativeneil

Wish I could see the picture larger though. You don't have Flickr?
11:45 pm
negativeneil

Oh yeah. Thanks for the link.
11:45 pm
herinfernallady

That is ok. I had it up from before
11:45 pm
gremlinn

From the Amazon page, you can see the larger picture.
11:45 pm
negativeneil

Yep. Seeing it all now. :)
11:46 pm
gremlinn

So...one panel/board for each of the artworks. I hope it's not too expensive.
11:47 pm
gremlinn

Or maybe I could get some large enough to fit 2 artworks per board.
11:47 pm
herinfernallady

Grem I don't know if your hardware store has it but we sometimes have a ''off cuts'' stuff
11:51 pm
negativeneil

That's a good idea though, gremlinn. Making a puzzle table... if you do a lot of jigsaw puzzles that large, it will sure get a lot of use and be worthwhile.
11:52 pm
gremlinn

I don't do them that often - I did have a 10k once many years ago, but I never finished.
11:53 pm
herinfernallady

My other random thought is that Ikea have long pieces in the ASIS section sometimes
11:54 pm
vanillaslice

hi nearly flip time
11:54 pm
gremlinn

neil: I don't think anyone does a lot of jigsaw puzzles that large, since it's the largest commercially available. :)
11:55 pm
gremlinn

I'll go with 199 again. Might as well stick to it until it works!
11:55 pm
herinfernallady

Hi Vanilla. At flip I am going to roam off and get things done
11:56 pm
Jellen

Hi all...
11:57 pm
herinfernallady

Hi jellen
11:57 pm
flosey

hello everyone
11:57 pm
vanillaslice

284
11:57 pm
herinfernallady

Hi Flossey
11:57 pm
gremlinn

Hey Jellosey
11:57 pm
gremlinn

I merged your names to save space.
11:58 pm
Jellen

How efficient, grem!
11:59 pm
herinfernallady

Well I bid you goodnight/good day. I have things to do
11:59 pm
gremlinn

see ya!
11:59 pm
Jellen

Bye herin
11:59 pm
vanillaslice

hagd herin
12:00 am
herinfernallady

see yas