View Word List Thursday, December 31, 2020

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ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:02 am
jessmom

tr8 x 2
12:04 am
JaxH66

Sp7
12:06 am
Uneaixoise

Re7
12:06 am
Cosmo Kramer

a big one, good..
12:06 am
JaxH66

Sa8
12:08 am
dizgrannie

nbt/nbs
12:09 am
JaxH66

Re8
12:09 am
Uneaixoise

Sa7
12:10 am
JaxH66

Re7x3
12:14 am
WoolyChris

ti7
12:15 am
Uneaixoise

Te7
12:18 am
harpjane

whoa big puzzle
12:19 am
licketySplitAUS

Clues are up
12:20 am
marksdolly

ty lickety!
12:20 am
jessmom

re7 x 5
12:23 am
jessmom

re8 x 2
12:27 am
Uneaixoise

Ab7
12:34 am
dizgrannie

Es exterminated
12:35 am
Uneaixoise

Pr7
2:45 am
dizgrannie

Happy New Year from Down Under. Plz keep Covid safe. xoxo
3:45 am
Lizlin

Wishing everyone in Babble Land a happy and HEALTHY New Year from me Downunder too. πŸΎπŸŽ‰πŸΎ
3:59 am
Uneaixoise

EL7
5:11 am
Scrabbler

Oooh, another big grid. Fun.
6:08 am
Uneaixoise

Morning, all.....99 to go....
6:09 am
Scrabbler

149 to go and seeing nothing. How is Nashville doing? I have closely followed the events and those police officers have my utmost admiration.
6:14 am
Scrabbler

140 left and I must get ready for work.
7:18 am
hydra

Thanks for the Happy New Year messages from Down Under. HNY to everyone here.
7:21 am
Uneaixoise

Happy New Year to you too!
7:27 am
hydra

Thank you. Love that '70s 'fro, Une.
7:42 am
Uneaixoise

Pic from the 70s :-)
7:53 am
JaxH66

Could I have the stats for the first column h please?
7:53 am
MollyL

ha4/6
7:54 am
JaxH66

Thanks Molly
7:55 am
BzznBea

Thanks, Molly.
7:55 am
BzznBea

Good morning, Babble friends.
7:56 am
BzznBea

Glad to be kicking 2020 to the curb!
7:56 am
MollyL

Bye bitch, don't let the screen door hit you on the way out.
7:57 am
BzznBea

Do you have to work all day, Molly?
7:58 am
MollyL

I read a great article yesterday on putting things in perspective. Yes, it was a bad year for most of us. And yet it was a year. People fell in love, got engaged, got married, had babies. Good things did happen.
8:01 am
BzznBea

Yes, there was a lot of good. I also think it was good in a way that showed us we could slow down. We found other ways to connect with friends and family. Lots of positives.
8:02 am
JaxH66

I think that many people are appreciating the simpler things in life and that the slower pace of life has been good for many - more time at home without long commutes, spending time with partners, kids etc, where able. The beauty of the natural environment and the peace without cars, planes etc. I know that for so many it's been a terrible year with deaths, job losses etc, but I'm grateful for what I have and those around me.
8:15 am
aslindy

morning all
8:16 am
BzznBea

Hey, lindy.
8:16 am
Sugrraleona

ri7?
8:16 am
aslindy

hiya bea
8:17 am
BzznBea

Don't have it, sug.
8:17 am
MollyL

The other positive about this year is the way many people pitched in to help those in need. Those who lost jobs, those with sick family members. I think the collective community spirit shone very brightly this year.
8:17 am
HarryHood

lots of helpful clue-giving this past year :)
8:18 am
aslindy

we had huge flooding in our area this year with 2 dams failing in the spring. there has been so much giving and helping those who lost so much
8:19 am
MollyL

ri7....to do away with something + variation on Cain's brother
8:19 am
aslindy

thanks molly
8:19 am
HarryHood

ty molly. I feel like that should be pluralizable
8:20 am
HarryHood

like "I took my ri7s and put them out on the curb"
8:20 am
MollyL

Yes, like "I gave Good Will my ri8"
8:20 am
HarryHood

exactly
8:20 am
BzznBea

Are there other communites that do that? Put stuff at the curb for others to take?
8:21 am
aslindy

pretty much everywhere, bea
8:21 am
HarryHood

unless it's with a long i - like "five of my horses are my ri7s, the rest are for pulling my plough"
8:21 am
gemini_J13

happens in our small community
8:21 am
HarryHood

all our televisions are from the curb
8:22 am
HarryHood

my family mocks me for it
8:22 am
aslindy

makes sense to have the long i, harry
8:22 am
BzznBea

Do your repair them, HH?
8:23 am
HarryHood

no - they're all in perfect condition - ppl get new flat screens and throw their old enormous tvs out
8:23 am
BzznBea

Mr. Bea picks them up from the curb. If he can fix it, he does, if not he takes them to E-cycle.
8:24 am
HarryHood

though nobody is using the tvs here anymore - all the kids and the wife watch on their phones or ipads or laptops
8:24 am
aslindy

we all use tvs here, even though we have other devices. just way more comfortable to use.
8:24 am
MollyL

I found out this morning that I have been pronouncing the word copse wrong my entire life. I have always said it with a long O. It's a short O, like cops.
8:25 am
HarryHood

I think so too
8:25 am
aslindy

I tend to play games on my computer while watching tv, too.
8:27 am
HarryHood

nbt nbs and 130 to go. have fun all!
8:27 am
HarryHood

bbl
8:28 am
Dorens

if it weren't for football and basketball and baseball my TV would be on the curb. I'd call Harry to pick it up
8:29 am
BzznBea

I haven't watched tv since March.
8:29 am
hokie carla

omg, almost 40 A's
8:29 am
MollyL

Sports is all that gets watched on our TV too
8:29 am
aslindy

we have a few streaming services, but no live tv or cable
8:29 am
BzznBea

It's okay, Carla. Breathe!
8:30 am
welki

morning, all - when i was young, it was standard practice to cruise ocean parkway (in brooklyn) for furnishings
8:30 am
MollyL

Any other shows I watch, I watch on Hulu so I don't have to deal with commercials.
8:30 am
hokie carla

215 left. :D
8:30 am
BzznBea

Mom uses cable. Larry streams.
8:31 am
Uneaixoise

Best source of freebies here is nextdoor.com.....for example, free bikes for some of our soup kitchen workers!
8:32 am
MollyL

We have something called Freecycle that is similar
8:32 am
Uneaixoise

Right
8:33 am
BzznBea

I've been thinking about putting free stuff on nextdoor.
8:34 am
hokie carla

I sold a sewing machine on next door once.
8:34 am
Uneaixoise

Have been able to get clothes and linens and furniture for folks moving into section 8 housing too
8:34 am
hokie carla

hmm, I'm way more concerned about these Bs than the As now.
8:34 am
rururocks

my awful neighbor on the corner is moving out finally and has all sorts of crap on the curb.
8:36 am
Uneaixoise

Back in a bit.....
8:38 am
BzznBea

I'm still missing 2 B's.
8:38 am
hokie carla

I only found 11
8:38 am
hokie carla

12
8:40 am
BzznBea

There is one B is didn't think would work because it is usually proper.
8:40 am
hokie carla

meanwhile, I have found 28/38 A's
8:41 am
BzznBea

See there...Not so hard after all.
8:41 am
BzznBea

Is it raining in your area, Carla?
8:41 am
hokie carla

yes, had a big downpour about 15 min ago, now just steady
8:43 am
BzznBea

I think we have jsut had drizzle all night.
8:43 am
hokie carla

has it started there?
8:44 am
dan2bit

morning all! phantom alabaster
8:44 am
hokie carla

howdy dan
8:45 am
MLFAN17

we had some earlier this am and just a short time ago
8:45 am
hokie carla

this probably came from you, mlfan
8:45 am
hokie carla

ooh, I have somehow managed 4 8's without noticiing
8:46 am
MLFAN17

i thought it came from you?:P
8:47 am
hokie carla

it usually comes from the northwest. I know you are north of me and I think a little west. :P
8:49 am
MLFAN17

i saw on a weather map yesterdays texas is getting some storms
8:49 am
MLFAN17

i see the sunshine how
8:49 am
MLFAN17

now
8:49 am
hokie carla

it's really foggy here
8:51 am
MLFAN17

i need stats for the bottom L pls?
8:51 am
LuvWordGames

li 4/4
8:52 am
MLFAN17

oh found a le4 for that L
8:52 am
MLFAN17

ty and hello luv
8:55 am
MLFAN17

4th column e stats pls?
8:55 am
hokie carla

ea5, es6 & 7
8:57 am
MLFAN17

hokie clue the es 6 pls?
8:57 am
dan2bit

es6 de corps
8:58 am
BzznBea

Too early to see clues for me...BBL
8:58 am
hokie carla

french sounding - Es6 de corps - there was a clothing brand in the 80s that was big
8:58 am
hokie carla

bye bea
8:58 am
MLFAN17

hokie ty clothing brand got it for me
8:59 am
hokie carla

yw
9:02 am
MollyL

If Dr. God could make one change here (which I know he won't) it would be nice to have two chat option. One where cluing was okay and one with no cluing.
9:02 am
hokie carla

that would be nice
9:03 am
MollyL

And I know you can turn off chat (and I do when clues start flying) but it would be nice to have the clueless option for people who like to find words on their own.
9:03 am
hokie carla

yes, but still like to chat with each other
9:14 am
rururocks

that would lead to three chat rooms.. one for the lurkers, one for the regular people, and one for the clue mongers
9:14 am
hokie carla

but wouldn't the lurkers just lurk in the other 2 rooms? if they're lurking a chat room of lurkers, there's nothing to see
9:15 am
amelu0218

and everyone would just use the same one anyway...
9:15 am
rururocks

then there'd be a chat for them to post eo ... or at.. or on.. or pt...
9:16 am
zoozzoom

Another game I play you can just block a person so you do not see what they are saying. Like trolls and annoying people who complain too much.
9:17 am
rururocks

oh.. that would be my dream feature zooz
9:17 am
periwinkle

what game is that zooz?
9:17 am
zoozzoom

It is good.
9:17 am
zoozzoom

Gems Of War, Peri.
9:18 am
periwinkle

not a word game tho right?
9:18 am
dan2bit

it could be done with a filter, as long as there was a standard prefix like CLUE: that we adopt (and enforce). then it would be relatively easy for each of us to choose to hide or show clues without bifurcating the chat
9:18 am
zoozzoom

No sorry.
9:19 am
dan2bit

would still require Dr. God to build the hide/show toggle
9:19 am
hokie carla

well, I have 67 left after first pass. managed to gray 7 small ones but still have one blank one.
9:20 am
hokie carla

you could try emailing a request. he is pretty responsive to email, whether he would do the request is another matter.
9:21 am
rururocks

dreamers
9:23 am
hokie carla

yeah, the chances are super low. I'm just saying recently I emailed him about something and he responded in less than 24 hours.
9:24 am
hokie carla

not sure he fixed it though, just confirmed what I thought and marveled that it had never come up in this many years.
9:24 am
MollyL

Quick responses, yep. Changes to the board, not a chance.
9:25 am
MollyL

Ah, I just watched another person ride off into the retirement sunset. Lucky.
9:25 am
rururocks

wish we had a few authorized chat monitors who could flush out trolls when they appear, like that interaction with Fuhns the other day
9:26 am
hokie carla

I saw that and left. I think the best interaction with trolls is to just ignore them and they will move on.
9:26 am
MollyL

I wish only one membership per IP address was allowed. That would cut down on the number of "fake posters under assumed names".
9:26 am
hokie carla

but yes, would be nice to be able to ban obvious trolls
9:27 am
rururocks

dreamer
9:27 am
welki

mea culpa - i was the one who reacted
9:27 am
hokie carla

<----now singing supertramp
9:27 am
rururocks

I'm with you welki.. i like to take those assholes on
9:28 am
hokie carla

LOL, that's what they want!
9:28 am
hokie carla

that's what they thrive on. no idea why.
9:28 am
rururocks

they love getting people worked up.. like so many others here
9:28 am
MollyL

Lots of people thrive on negative attention. It's a twist.
9:29 am
hokie carla

don't take the bait!
9:30 am
MollyL

Don't take the bait for trolls, but please, feel free to tell me to fuck off
: D
9:30 am
rururocks

here and on facebook that is
9:30 am
rururocks

ha molly
9:31 am
hokie carla

ru, does surge on serpentine have tourettes or what?
9:31 am
MollyL

From what I have heard, Facebook is a real whine fest these days. I know three people who have quit in the last two weeks.
9:31 am
gramma

I know people who have quit because of politics.
9:32 am
MollyL

These people have quit because of all the COVID wars.
9:32 am
hokie carla

well I quit last January, and it was the best thing ever. and I had been on there since you were required to have a .edu email.
9:33 am
gramma

Covid wars?
9:33 am
ChampFit

abas
9:33 am
MollyL

I know people who have quit playing here because of politics.
9:33 am
ChampFit

Crap! Sorry. Didn't realize the cursor moved.
9:34 am
hokie carla

there's just so much disinformation on there
9:34 am
MollyL

Pro mask, anti mask, shaming people for get togethers, etc.
9:34 am
hokie carla

no prob, champ. I needed that one!
9:34 am
ChampFit

Silver lining!
9:34 am
gramma

I don't shame 'em I aim at 'em.
9:35 am
hokie carla

I need to feed the dog and myself. kinda stuck here at 66. BBL.
9:35 am
MollyL

So you yell at people on Facebook when they say they had a small family gathering for Christmas?
9:36 am
gramma

I was joking. I get pissed but I keep it to myself.
9:38 am
dan2bit

people will do what they want. people who want to amplify what they do on a social media platform get the consequence of that performance.
9:40 am
gramma

My husband and I haven't done anything since March. No family visits, no haircuts, no dentist, no nothing. We don't want to be the reason anybody gets sick.
9:42 am
cybernan

good morning everyone - right there with you gramma :)
9:43 am
gramma

It's good to know we're not alone while being alone.
9:44 am
phaeton

Hello...may I have stats for right side I and U?
9:44 am
gramma

i is 4/4
9:45 am
saanichcat

ut 5/12
9:45 am
phaeton

ty
9:46 am
gramma

oops the i is ir 4/4
9:46 am
phaeton

i what?
9:46 am
phaeton

ty
10:02 am
Uneaixoise

Pretty snowflake, phae!
10:03 am
penquis

good morning all....
10:03 am
penquis

lien
10:03 am
penquis

sorry...
10:03 am
MLFAN17

ty for the ut word
10:03 am
MLFAN17

4th column i stats pls/
10:03 am
MollyL

Pen, I see that your lobster finally ate that COVID Santa. Yay lobster!
10:04 am
cybernan

I'm so tired of looking at my santa in the chat -- changed the icon 3 days ago, but the new one only shows in my profile
10:04 am
penquis

not sure what you are talking about but....yea lobster!!
10:04 am
MLFAN17

si it about wd 40?
10:04 am
phaeton

ir4/5 mlf
10:05 am
penquis

nan....i see the santa but when I click on your pic i see something else....
10:05 am
MollyL

You have to do a hard refresh to update what you see here
10:05 am
cybernan

oh -- good - you are seeing the new one, mlf
10:05 am
MLFAN17

finall got it
10:05 am
MLFAN17

yes very funny too cyber
10:05 am
cybernan

how do you do a hard refresh --I've signed in and out at least 3 times now
10:05 am
MLFAN17

ty phae finally got it
10:06 am
phaeton

yw
10:06 am
MollyL

What kind of computer do you use? Mac or Windows. For Windows it's CNTRL + F5
10:06 am
penquis

nan.....i did control F5 and now I see the new one....
10:06 am
MLFAN17

log off and sign back again to your computer account
10:07 am
MollyL

On a Mac it is Command + Shift + R
10:07 am
cybernan

that worked - ty pen
10:08 am
MLFAN17

do you think mine would show up if i did that?
10:08 am
penquis

try it...
10:09 am
MLFAN17

what would it do otherwise?
10:09 am
penquis

but to me, MLF, you still show as a black square...
10:09 am
MLFAN17

yeah i know:(
10:10 am
MLFAN17

anyone have the ba8?
10:10 am
penquis

i suggest you just upload a new pic...
10:11 am
rururocks

I see a black cow at midnight in MLF's icon
10:11 am
MLFAN17

moo
10:12 am
cybernan

isn't it awfully early to be hitting the bottle ru?
10:12 am
penquis

moo, ru, too... ;o)
10:12 am
rururocks

it's never too early
10:14 am
rururocks

... um Nan.. we ARE talking about 2020 right?
10:15 am
cybernan

you seeing things :)
10:16 am
BzznBea

I changed my icon too. Let;s see if it worked.
10:16 am
BzznBea

It worked!
10:17 am
penquis

i see it...
10:17 am
rururocks

you speaking East Oakland nan
10:17 am
phaeton

it did but you need to change the description
10:18 am
cybernan

you lost me on the east oakland part
10:19 am
penquis

you vs. you''re...
10:20 am
cybernan

guess if it is something pen can't say in polite chat, I don't want to know
10:20 am
BzznBea

Profile updates.
10:20 am
BzznBea

updated
10:20 am
BzznBea

35 more to go.
10:21 am
rururocks

stuck at 64
10:21 am
penquis

nan...i think it's just you vs. you're in your post...
10:21 am
cybernan

79 and heading for the list
10:22 am
cybernan

oh brother - two aa's to start
10:22 am
hokie carla

I'm back. still 66. I take it as a bad sign if ru is at 64.
10:27 am
MollyL

Aw Bea, what a sweet picture. Happy Anniversary to you and Larry.
10:27 am
penquis

i take it as a bad sign that the list starts out with two AA words....
10:27 am
BzznBea

Thanks, Molly.
10:28 am
hokie carla

yeah, wonder which A. I have 5 from top and 2 from bottom two missing
10:28 am
hokie carla

obviously the aa aren't from the bottom one
10:29 am
penquis

you're really sharp today, carla.... ;o)
10:29 am
cybernan

I hope ru isn't upset -- was just joking about him seeing things
10:29 am
hokie carla

true
10:29 am
BzznBea

Well, if it is an AA word, the A's would have to be close together.
10:29 am
cybernan

*things that weren't there
10:29 am
hokie carla

bea's on her game too
10:30 am
penquis

i think ru's hide is thicker than that....
10:30 am
BzznBea

I only have three A's left.
10:30 am
hokie carla

yeah, I agree, and I think he's diligently looking for words so I don't catch him :D
10:31 am
hokie carla

honestly bea, you should be finished with the A's now ;P
10:31 am
hokie carla

really if AWOL is a word, ASAP should be one too
10:32 am
penquis

hah....found those two AA words....another indication that i have been playing way too much Babble....
10:32 am
hokie carla

doh, just found the over the shoulder boulder holder
10:32 am
BzznBea

I thought the same thing, pen.
10:33 am
cybernan

no idea on the aa words
10:33 am
hokie carla

stats please?
10:33 am
penquis

they end in two vowels....aa 5/6
10:34 am
BzznBea

aa5.10
10:34 am
penquis

well the plural does not end in two vowels.. ;o)
10:34 am
hokie carla

already tried aals just in case I wasn't seeing it.
10:34 am
hokie carla

gracias
10:34 am
penquis

de nada...
10:35 am
MollyL

Here is my question...why does ANYONE think working on New Year's Eve is a good idea? Note: my boss is up at his lake house. : (
10:36 am
penquis

bummer, Molly....
10:36 am
BzznBea

I think it is ridiculous. And I have never liked your boss.
10:36 am
hokie carla

LOL
10:36 am
cybernan

tried everything I can think of and still no aa
10:36 am
MollyL

I hope to have more leave at the end of next year and I will schedule my time off to suit MY NEEDS
10:37 am
rururocks

dart's favorite word nan
10:37 am
hokie carla

what do you do, molly?
10:37 am
MollyL

There is only one way aa5 can end in two vowels
10:37 am
rururocks

no.. there are two ways molly
10:37 am
hokie carla

not exactly, there are two sets of two vowels right there
10:37 am
BzznBea

End in the same two vowels...
10:37 am
hokie carla

but still
10:37 am
MollyL

I work for a dry utility subcontracting consultant
10:37 am
rururocks

at least on the grid :D
10:37 am
hokie carla

sounds dry
10:38 am
MLFAN17

got aa5
10:38 am
rururocks

I'm a paid cork dork
10:38 am
MollyL

These people live to work. It's like they get off on it. It's really creepy.
10:38 am
penquis

don't forget the plural, MLF....
10:38 am
MLFAN17

thanks pen
10:39 am
penquis

sounds creepy to me....*someone who had school vacations off*.....
10:39 am
MLFAN17

is the ba 8 a compound word?
10:39 am
hokie carla

don't have
10:39 am
BzznBea

no it is nnot compound
10:39 am
MLFAN17

ty
10:40 am
hokie carla

phantom batiste
10:40 am
cybernan

y bea - thought I tried that
10:41 am
MLFAN17

take a letter out and you have a word
10:41 am
MLFAN17

in the grid
10:41 am
rururocks

ooh got the ba8
10:41 am
BzznBea

Give the mouse a cookie...
10:42 am
MLFAN17

lucky you ruru
10:42 am
hokie carla

is it a word we've ever heard of?
10:42 am
MLFAN17

thats what i wondered
10:42 am
BzznBea

It is a type of rock
10:42 am
rururocks

it's kind of a crock
10:42 am
BzznBea

plural
10:42 am
rururocks

it's not a rock bea
10:42 am
cybernan

there are 3 ba 7's
10:43 am
MLFAN17

i dont have any 7s or 8s
10:43 am
hokie carla

the baptrist church
10:43 am
MLFAN17

ty hokie
10:43 am
MLFAN17

i now have ba7
10:43 am
hokie carla

for what?
10:44 am
rururocks

tosses hokie in the PB
10:44 am
MLFAN17

rotfl ruru
10:44 am
hokie carla

mlfan, these are the sa8 chips/french fries
10:44 am
hokie carla

for what? baptrist was not found in the dictionary
10:44 am
MLFAN17

ty hokie
10:44 am
BzznBea

That was the one I thought wasn't in the grid because it is usually proper.
10:44 am
MLFAN17

ruru that literally made me laugh
10:45 am
rururocks

oh.. you're off the hook
10:45 am
rururocks

or rather you're off the hokie
10:45 am
MLFAN17

no she isnt ruru
10:46 am
hokie carla

ftr, I did not have the right version yet because I cannot look in different directions
10:46 am
MollyL

I don't know any proper Baptists
10:46 am
hokie carla

but I also got the non-americanized spelling
10:46 am
MLFAN17

pb molly
10:46 am
penquis

the PB is getting crowded...
10:47 am
BzznBea

Make sure you have your masks on in there.
10:47 am
MollyL

Well with a word like list in the grid, it was bound to happen
10:47 am
MLFAN17

whatever that is
10:47 am
hokie carla

with people who don't care :P
10:47 am
MLFAN17

pen sure is isnt it
10:47 am
penquis

hope it's big enough for social distancing...
10:47 am
cybernan

is the ba 8 an extention of the volcanic glass?
10:47 am
MLFAN17

bzz agreed
10:48 am
MLFAN17

volcanic glass??
10:48 am
MollyL

Dear God yes, be sure to wear a mask or Nan will be in there with her bazooka
10:49 am
cybernan

have no idea what you are talking about molly
10:50 am
MLFAN17

in thre pb
10:50 am
penquis

i don't have the ba 8....
10:50 am
MLFAN17

the
10:50 am
hokie carla

you're saying you don't have a bazooka, nan?
10:50 am
BzznBea

ba+food seasoning + plural
10:51 am
penquis

nan.....the ba 8 does extend the ba 6 before it....
10:51 am
cybernan

what is a baxooka?
10:51 am
BzznBea

A's go down...
10:51 am
hokie carla

well done, bea
10:51 am
hokie carla

is nan trolling us right now?
10:51 am
cybernan

ty bea and pen
10:52 am
penquis

yw...
10:52 am
cybernan

no, carla -- is it something to do with a comic strip?
10:53 am
penquis

in WWII my father was trained in cooking school, then given a bazooka when he arrived in Europe....surprised he could carry it around since he weighed maybe a130 pounds....
10:53 am
cybernan

anyway -- off to get some breakfast
10:53 am
hokie carla

I wonder how much they weigh
10:54 am
cybernan

I wonder what they are
10:54 am
penquis

large gun put on the shoulder to fire...
10:54 am
hokie carla

I wonder how you've made it this long without knowing
10:54 am
BzznBea

They fire rockets.
10:54 am
MollyL

13.26 pounds according to Google
10:55 am
penquis

my father lucked out...they were in Belgium and he was a native French speaker....so he was assigned to headquarters...
10:55 am
hokie carla

oh, not as heavy as you'd think
10:55 am
penquis

it looks heavier than that....
10:55 am
hokie carla

nice, pen
10:55 am
MollyL

That is heavy enough for a weapon you carry on your shoulder
10:56 am
penquis

i guess it is actually a rocket launcher used against tanks...
10:57 am
hokie carla

ok, small no rain window. going for a quick bike ride.
10:57 am
hokie carla

52 left for later
10:58 am
penquis

i need to eat....bbl to finish...bye all...
10:59 am
MollyL

How do you live through WW2 and not know what a bazooka is?
11:01 am
rururocks

trying to change my icon.. not loading correctly
11:03 am
rururocks

heading out to work.. bye for now
11:04 am
MollyL

I see it...hahahahaha
11:10 am
cybernan

just went back through the chat. If you are 3 years old when the war ended, you don't know what a bazooka is, molly
11:11 am
cybernan

not a guy - no brothers - not knowing anyone who has a weapon, not being interested in weapons, not liking violence and never watching violent movies.
11:11 am
bojazz

I believe they used bazzoka's in Korea...
11:12 am
cybernan

however I did recognize the description of the weapon -- I just never knew what it was called and was never interested
11:12 am
cybernan

I didn't pay any attention to wars when I was a kid, bojazz
11:13 am
BzznBea

I'm done here for the day...See you all next year!
11:13 am
BzznBea

Nor history as an adult, i'd say.
11:13 am
cybernan

bye bea - Happy New Year! Slainte Mhath
11:13 am
amelu0218

and here I was thinking it was bubble gum...
11:14 am
cybernan

not modern war history
11:17 am
cybernan

History in Canadian schools back then did not concentrate on modern warfare -- more of the anients and renaissance with emphasis on english and french. I think there was section in about grade 10 or 11 on the world wars
11:24 am
cybernan

had enough of this grid -- Happy New Year, everyone. We'll al be glad to put this one behind us.
11:25 am
amelu0218

indeed, nan. may the roaring 20s not be another decade.
12:00 pm
carolina004

hi babblers
12:01 pm
Uneaixoise

Howdy!
12:02 pm
carolina004

aa5,10?
12:02 pm
player girl

Hi all and Happy New Year to all, I mean ALL of us. Whew. Glad that one's almost gone.
12:02 pm
carolina004

Help
12:02 pm
player girl

Can anyone help me with the U? Please?
12:03 pm
amelu0218

u5/12
12:03 pm
ChampFit

ut5/12
12:03 pm
Uneaixoise

Ut5......u plus kitchen floor
12:03 pm
carolina004

aa5,10? Help
12:03 pm
player girl

Thanks all. I think I was looking at it for too long.
12:03 pm
player girl

NBT & NBS
12:04 pm
Uneaixoise

AA + a kiss on the **ps + repeat vowel
12:05 pm
corpsvalue

aa+ roman numeral 52
12:05 pm
Uneaixoise

Back in a bit....
12:06 pm
HarryHood

just finished yet another zoom funeral
12:07 pm
HarryHood

80 to go here
12:08 pm
carolina004

aa6,18? help
12:09 pm
HarryHood

carolina: add a consonant and then a double vowel to the first two letters.
12:10 pm
HarryHood

and then make it plural
12:11 pm
HarryHood

making no progress here. will bbl for 80 more.
12:35 pm
dan2bit

hunting for the ba7 that isn't about religious washing, and the ab6 before to melt
12:36 pm
hurshy

hooray!!!
12:37 pm
hurshy

i guess ab4ist is too new to be in enab4
12:38 pm
dan2bit

yep I tried it
12:38 pm
hurshy

was surprised to find that the capital of Morocco counts
12:39 pm
hurshy

was going to do a NTPN for it but oh well
12:43 pm
hurshy

that RIGHT corner R on the other hand, gosh, how can there be 17 re words??
12:44 pm
hurshy

even with the 4 re7s i've found, i only have 11 of them
12:44 pm
hurshy

oooh, found a fifth, WITH an 8!
12:46 pm
amelu0218

7x re7
12:47 pm
hurshy

gorsh! as goofy would say
12:48 pm
hurshy

oh i have six, i forgot to count the last one
12:48 pm
hurshy

there, got the 7th! thanks amelu
12:48 pm
hurshy

still need 3 more re words tho lol
12:49 pm
hurshy

oho got a second re8
12:49 pm
amelu0218

2x re8
12:49 pm
hurshy

a 9 is just a phantom
12:50 pm
amelu0218

2x re6
12:50 pm
hurshy

well then the last two have to be 6 or less! that's something
12:50 pm
hurshy

ooh just got my second re6
12:50 pm
amelu0218

1 re5
12:51 pm
hurshy

wow, that's funny
12:51 pm
hurshy

ok, so the last one i need is a 4
12:52 pm
amelu0218

those are the ones I *face palm* on.
12:52 pm
hurshy

except i can't make any more 4s
12:52 pm
amelu0218

don't forget the salesman
12:52 pm
amelu0218

men
12:52 pm
hurshy

have that
12:53 pm
amelu0218

you get what you sow?
12:53 pm
hurshy

have
12:54 pm
hurshy

maybe you counted some other length wrong
12:54 pm
hurshy

cause i do not think it is possible there is another 4
12:54 pm
amelu0218

well, either for honest or involving a book?
12:54 pm
hurshy

yes have those
12:54 pm
amelu0218

Prolly, that. I miscount all thetime.
12:55 pm
hurshy

4 re4
12:56 pm
amelu0218

3x8
12:56 pm
hurshy

ah, see, that would do it lol
12:56 pm
amelu0218

lol, sorry.
12:57 pm
hurshy

the two i have are both plural
12:57 pm
hurshy

oHO found a superlative for the third
12:57 pm
hurshy

thanks amelu!
12:58 pm
dan2bit

le8 anybody?
1:00 pm
hokie carla

are you offering?
1:01 pm
hurshy

lol
1:01 pm
hokie carla

I have found 4 8's but not that one
1:04 pm
dan2bit

it's my last 8 - I know how it starts but...
1:05 pm
dan2bit

found it - ends with neckwear
1:05 pm
hurshy

thanks dan
1:07 pm
harpjane

good afternoon.What are the stats for the H please
1:07 pm
hurshy

ha4/6
1:10 pm
dan2bit

found my ba6 as well - new one for me, but it does relate to cleansing, just not religious
1:10 pm
dan2bit

sorry ba7 not 6
1:16 pm
hurshy

hmmmmm
1:16 pm
Scrabbler

St John the Ba7.
1:16 pm
hurshy

he said he found one that is NOT religious tho
1:17 pm
dan2bit

no the first one. I had John and the brit spelling of John's ritual
1:17 pm
harpjane

thanks
1:18 pm
harpjane

stats for the lone i (eye) please?
1:18 pm
hurshy

ir4/4
1:22 pm
Cosmo Kramer

it's related to eye
1:23 pm
Uneaixoise

34 to go..... tired of this grid.....
1:32 pm
amelu0218

21 left... It's taken me 2+ hrs to get down from 75, lol. Just. Not. Seeing. Them.
1:32 pm
hurshy

well i'm not seeing dan's other ba7
1:32 pm
hokie carla

ok, I'm back
1:32 pm
hokie carla

I have 2 ba7
1:33 pm
hurshy

there is another one
1:33 pm
hokie carla

one is John the, the other is british-ised version of what John does
1:33 pm
hurshy

which apparently comes before those two
1:33 pm
zoozzoom

BA + consonant + sounds like a mans name. there was a babbler called negative
1:33 pm
hokie carla

oh, I thought he said that was a ba6
1:34 pm
hurshy

dang it who was that babbler
1:35 pm
zoozzoom

It is not exact the same but thought you would get it from that.
1:36 pm
hurshy

i am sure i would if i could remember the babbler
1:36 pm
hokie carla

all I can think of is negative nancy :D
1:36 pm
zoozzoom

BA + consonant + most of tidy add letter
1:36 pm
hurshy

ahhhhh thanks zooz
1:36 pm
hokie carla

I'm not sure what's going on right now
1:37 pm
amelu0218

thanks zooz! whew!
1:37 pm
hurshy

i was thinking negative nick but that obvs wasn't right
1:37 pm
hokie carla

but I got one
1:38 pm
amelu0218

I never would have gotten that one without help, lol.
1:38 pm
hokie carla

I haven't checked the def. but it looks scottish
1:39 pm
hokie carla

oh, that's the bathing one. how is that a word?
1:39 pm
harpjane

nbt and nbs finall
1:39 pm
hokie carla

I still don't have the middle i
1:40 pm
hurshy

ir4/5 is one of them
1:40 pm
hokie carla

50 left still
1:40 pm
hokie carla

thanks
1:40 pm
hurshy

and ir6
1:42 pm
hurshy

is there only one pr word??
1:42 pm
hurshy

oh, no, i got a second one
1:42 pm
hokie carla

I have 3
1:42 pm
hokie carla

and still missing 5 P's
1:42 pm
hurshy

ok i got a third one now
1:42 pm
zoozzoom

3
1:43 pm
hurshy

you just have to say things in chat so that you can find them
1:43 pm
hokie carla

it's true
1:44 pm
hokie carla

of course I'm still missing 5 P's so maybe not that true
1:45 pm
amelu0218

pe8?
1:45 pm
hokie carla

yes, that is one of the 5 missing
1:46 pm
hokie carla

it's the most from a bog
1:46 pm
hokie carla

and not cranberriest
1:47 pm
amelu0218

the pa 5/6/6 between the 2nd pa 4/5 combo took me forever to monkey.
1:48 pm
hurshy

*thinking*
1:48 pm
hurshy

thanks amelu, that finished my Ps!!!
1:48 pm
amelu0218

and the pa7/32 took me a hot minute.
1:49 pm
amelu0218

yvw!
1:50 pm
Cosmo Kramer

stats for U please
1:50 pm
amelu0218

5/12
1:50 pm
zoozzoom

UT 5/12
1:50 pm
Scrabbler

ut5/12
1:51 pm
Cosmo Kramer

thank you..
1:55 pm
Uneaixoise

Clue for pa7/32?
1:56 pm
hurshy

like... most buddy-buddy? only you would think that would need two Ls
1:57 pm
amelu0218

but with 2 Ls it would be most gloomy, wouldn't it?
1:57 pm
hurshy

to prevent the A from going long
1:57 pm
hurshy

one of those very difficult linguistic choices i guess
1:58 pm
amelu0218

my monkeys finally took out that bear but...
1:59 pm
hurshy

ooh that silly te5/12 babblet!
2:00 pm
amelu0218

yes!
2:03 pm
amelu0218

ugh! I hate when I "know" that I entered something easy and find it late in the game... dur...
2:10 pm
cosdem

ooooh thanks for that te5
2:11 pm
hurshy

yw
2:11 pm
hurshy

that's the kind of word that's bound to be useful to someone if you mention it's there
2:18 pm
hurshy

oh wow i still need four more 8s
2:20 pm
cosdem

im still missing 8 8's and 17 7s lol
2:21 pm
hurshy

only 2 7s missing for me
2:32 pm
sammysmom

stuck on le/ 7 n28 ??
2:33 pm
amelu0218

fw!
2:33 pm
amelu0218

least fatty
2:35 pm
amelu0218

anyone desiring clues?
2:40 pm
sammysmom

thanks amelu
2:41 pm
amelu0218

yw s'mom
2:53 pm
leisl

Why doesn't it take ableist? And my name is here.
2:54 pm
hokie carla

hi leisl, you get a tiara for your name being in the grid!
2:54 pm
hurshy

it's too new of a term
2:54 pm
hokie carla

it does take a similar one, do you have that?
2:55 pm
leisl

Yes, I have the similar one.
2:55 pm
hurshy

oh my, now that i have the list, i find that there are two ar8s to find!
2:55 pm
leisl

hurshy, I guess so.
2:55 pm
hurshy

got them!
2:55 pm
hokie carla

I guess those are 2 of my missing 3 from that A
2:56 pm
leisl

Thanks for the tiara!
2:56 pm
hokie carla

finally one not going to peri ;)
2:57 pm
hokie carla

hurshy are those ar8's everyday words? compounds?
2:57 pm
periwinkle

hey! I had no idea peri would appear in so many grids.
2:57 pm
periwinkle

and I have since been promoted to crown
2:57 pm
hokie carla

peri!
2:58 pm
hurshy

no, they end with two of the endings that get used a lot today tho
2:58 pm
periwinkle

I am mostly lurking nowadays
2:58 pm
hurshy

they are only one letter diff from each other
2:58 pm
periwinkle

84 left and stuck
3:00 pm
hokie carla

46 and stuck
3:02 pm
hokie carla

I still have 10 4s to find. guess I will look for those.
3:02 pm
hurshy

that furniture is too heavy to lift, but since the floor is smooth, it's probably sl8
3:04 pm
hokie carla

got that, thanks. did someone request and I missed it or you just knew I didn't have it? :D
3:16 pm
wht

l
3:16 pm
wht

Hello Babblers
3:18 pm
hokie carla

hello, wht
3:26 pm
MollyL

Hi wht. All the best to you and all the wht clan in the New Year.
3:28 pm
JaxH66

Could I have the stats for the u please?
3:28 pm
hokie carla

ut5/12
3:29 pm
JaxH66

Thanks Carla
3:29 pm
hokie carla

no prob
3:31 pm
hokie carla

well, I only found 5 of my missing 4's and some other words. stuck again at 38 left. to the list!
3:56 pm
penquis

back for a bit....trying to whittle down my list...
3:59 pm
hokie carla

hi pen. 10 left here with the list.
3:59 pm
penquis

i listed early....86 here....tired today...
4:03 pm
hokie carla

ok, 6 now - 4 8's and 2 6's
4:03 pm
penquis

go, carla....
4:10 pm
hokie carla

well, that's it. I may have had to look up some that I should have found...
4:11 pm
hokie carla

Happy New Year, everyone. I hope it's a better year for us all.
4:11 pm
penquis

congrats....Happy New Year to you, too....
4:16 pm
Trifioso

hello friends.
4:16 pm
penquis

hi trif...
4:17 pm
Trifioso

had a lovely socially distant, masked visit with Primo today. God I miss that boy....it was so good to see him
4:17 pm
penquis

nice....
4:46 pm
lynxxx

wish this COVID was ri7 ... we are much better off than you guys but still
4:48 pm
penquis

can you clue that again?....don't have that word, lol...
4:49 pm
lynxxx

weell drop last letter off you do on a horse - then extend with Cains brother
4:49 pm
penquis

ty....
4:50 pm
lynxxx

yw - having tough time even with list
4:50 pm
penquis

yes, not a fun grid for me...down to 10....going to take a dinner break...bbl to finish...bye....
4:51 pm
lynxxx

bye - enjoy
4:52 pm
penquis

ty....leftovers are my friends... ;o)
5:06 pm
amelu0218

sorry, I had to run an errand... any clues needed?
5:18 pm
MollyL

Whee! Fireworks already. I think all this stay at home stuff is going to make for a loud New Years Eve.
5:21 pm
origami

I hope not. One of my dogs is terrified of the noise.
5:29 pm
penquis

back to find my last 6....
5:33 pm
penquis

can't find my last word....first ba 7 anyone?
5:33 pm
MollyL

The act of pouring water the Brit way?
5:34 pm
rururocks

the first one I have is to dunk someone in water
5:34 pm
penquis

is that ba 7/36?
5:34 pm
MollyL

No, that's not it
5:34 pm
penquis

i need the ba 7/36...
5:37 pm
rururocks

i got it
5:37 pm
penquis

i don't...
5:38 pm
rururocks

most of round toy + mr Sedaka
5:38 pm
MollyL

starts like a helium thing ends like astronaut Armstrong, only spelled differently
5:38 pm
penquis

ty....i am done....i don't think i have seen that one before...
5:39 pm
penquis

from the Sweet Caroline to the moon... ;o)
5:39 pm
MollyL

Of or relating to bathing...sure
5:40 pm
MollyL

Sweet Caroline is Diamond, not Sedaka
5:40 pm
rururocks

that's neil diamond
5:41 pm
rururocks

(bets Pen knows what a bazooka is though)
5:41 pm
penquis

ah yes...i knew that...."breaking up is hard to do!"
5:41 pm
MollyL

By the way Ru, your favorite Diamond song, Holly Holy was featured in the Mr. Mercedes series. Very well too.
5:41 pm
MollyL

Dam doo bee doo dam dam
5:43 pm
HarryHood

I like that cracklin rosie song
5:44 pm
MollyL

You haven't lived until you have seen Diamond do "Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show" live. Fortunately, I did.
5:45 pm
HarryHood

you sat through an entire Neil Diamond concert?
5:45 pm
HarryHood

more power to you
5:45 pm
penquis

lol...
5:45 pm
HarryHood

/me hides under the desk
5:45 pm
MollyL

He is awesome in concert.
5:46 pm
HarryHood

ok. I can believe that. maybe
5:47 pm
MollyL

I've sat through 4 Springsteen concerts too. Harry probably has nothing good to say about that either.
: D
5:47 pm
penquis

should i say that i saw Wang Chung in concert and they were great?
5:47 pm
HarryHood

not a big springsteen fan
5:47 pm
penquis

"Everybody have fun tonight... "
5:47 pm
HarryHood

wang chung!!!! I remember that song from the radio
5:47 pm
MollyL

Everybody have fun tonight, everybody Wang Chung tonight.
5:48 pm
HarryHood

but I can see the springsteen fans making it a good show
5:48 pm
MollyL

See Harry, I know your musical taste. I knew you weren't a Springsteen fan.
5:48 pm
penquis

they played in a college gym....cheap....and good bleacher seat...
5:48 pm
HarryHood

and clarence clemons was amazing
5:48 pm
MollyL

How are you with Little Feat? I saw them 3 times.
5:48 pm
HarryHood

and that kerchief wearing guitarist
5:48 pm
HarryHood

he was ok too
5:48 pm
MollyL

Little Steven
5:49 pm
HarryHood

ooh little feat! with lowell george?
5:49 pm
72 Temple Owl

he also acted in the sopranos
5:49 pm
HarryHood

or after he decided on better living through chemistry
5:49 pm
HarryHood

he was great in the sopranos
5:49 pm
72 Temple Owl

lowell george
5:50 pm
MollyL

Both. And Little Steven was in The Christmas Chronicles. Clarence Clemmons was a sax God.
5:50 pm
HarryHood

I saw clarence clemons play with the grateful dead a few times
5:50 pm
72 Temple Owl

i saw springsteen three times. there are those who call heim a phony and a sellout, but i counter with, just listen to the early stuff. it's poety. he acutally played the philly folk festival when he started out.
5:51 pm
HarryHood

I saw little feat in the 80s, after lowell george. they were not so great.
5:51 pm
rururocks

more power to you on the dead harry :D
5:51 pm
HarryHood

dead harry?
5:51 pm
MollyL

I agree TO, his early stuff is poetry.
5:52 pm
72 Temple Owl

i have seen so many shows it's hard to remember which i liked bes. soemtimes the venue makes it memorable
5:52 pm
HarryHood

I like that song candy's room
5:52 pm
72 Temple Owl

steely dan, just before Becker died, was great.
5:53 pm
rururocks

i love steely Dan
5:53 pm
HarryHood

walter becker is dead?
5:53 pm
72 Temple Owl

rodney crowell, fountains of wayne, and of course the who on their very first tour. nobody knew who they were.
5:53 pm
HarryHood

oh dear.
5:53 pm
MollyL

Used to be a party thing back in the day. Me and two friends would have several beers and then do "Racing In The Streets"
5:53 pm
72 Temple Owl

oh yes. he spent most of the concert sitting on a speaker.
5:54 pm
HarryHood

I saw steely dan on this NY rock and soul revue tour. it was terrible
5:54 pm
72 Temple Owl

paul thorne. now that is a great entertainer and songwriter
5:54 pm
HarryHood

I love fountains of wayne.
5:55 pm
HarryHood

I've never seen a bad Aimee Mann show
5:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

truly you leave there feeling uplifted. he likes to say heis father was a preacher and his uncle was a pimp. true sotyr. great time.
5:55 pm
HarryHood

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - variable.
5:56 pm
72 Temple Owl

oh,and cracker. and Orleans before the lead died.
5:56 pm
72 Temple Owl

oh yes, bela is great.
5:57 pm
penquis

i saw bela in Montreal.. ...good show...
5:57 pm
72 Temple Owl

cracker is a lot of fun.
5:57 pm
72 Temple Owl

when they did take the skinheads bowling, the crowd went nuts.
5:57 pm
HarryHood

My big regret - I had a ticket to the Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking show in NJ and didn't go because of a physics test that night.
5:58 pm
72 Temple Owl

harry, i never heard of them.
5:58 pm
HarryHood

it was roger waters
5:59 pm
HarryHood

an album he did and a tour to promote it
5:59 pm
72 Temple Owl

oops time to check the dinner brb
5:59 pm
72 Temple Owl

the last david byrne tour was amazing. in '19
5:59 pm
HarryHood

love talking heads!
5:59 pm
penquis

i had a ticket to the Beatles NYC concert, but I could not go...i was in NY but attending a speech & debate camp and they wouldn't let me out...
6:00 pm
HarryHood

one of the few good thigs to come out of the 80s
6:00 pm
HarryHood

wow pen
6:00 pm
MollyL

That must be a huge regret Pen
6:00 pm
72 Temple Owl

do you sitll have the ticket?
6:01 pm
penquis

HUGE....my cousin from CT had gotten the tickets...she went...couldn't hear any music, but it was an experience!
6:01 pm
penquis

no, don't have the ticket...
6:01 pm
72 Temple Owl

i'll bet!
6:02 pm
penquis

my cousin from Philly hid in the bathroom at a Four Seasons concert and got to meet the group...she was always a gutsy person....
6:03 pm
HarryHood

hah - that frankie valle quite the smooth talker
6:03 pm
harpjane

A New Year's poem by Rae Armantrout:
God
is balancing his checkbook
God is encrypting his account.
This is taking forever!
6:04 pm
penquis

yes...cousin's father was a cop....he got her an Elvis autograph when he worked that concert...
6:04 pm
penquis

hi jane...
6:04 pm
72 Temple Owl

thank you,jane
6:05 pm
harpjane

It's midnight somewhere, right? Maybe France?
6:05 pm
72 Temple Owl

i was candy striper at the hospital when bob gaudio's baby was born. friends went to school with him.
6:05 pm
MollyL

I think God has a better attitude toward his people than that
6:05 pm
HarryHood

DONE
6:05 pm
HarryHood

phew
6:06 pm
72 Temple Owl

*tosses harry a hot towel and opens the bar*
6:06 pm
penquis

congrats, harry...
6:06 pm
HarryHood

there were some crazy words there
6:07 pm
72 Temple Owl

i kep seeing baleen.
6:07 pm
penquis

yes, very crazy....
6:07 pm
harpjane

Just checked. London, Belfast, and Dublin just saw the New Year in.
6:09 pm
72 Temple Owl

oh man - 76 to go.
6:12 pm
harpjane

Along with Ghana, Iceland, Portugal, and western Russia
6:12 pm
72 Temple Owl

dinner break. grats harry and happy new year.
6:13 pm
HarryHood

hny TO
6:13 pm
penquis

heading out....Happy New Year to all.....and to all a goodnight... ;o)
6:13 pm
72 Temple Owl

i need to finish - have two books awaiting my start.
6:13 pm
HarryHood

hny pen
6:13 pm
72 Temple Owl

see you tomorrow.
6:14 pm
HarryHood

me too = have a good night all and a happy ny
6:25 pm
periwinkle

hi all.help please with last word. 2nd re7/32
6:26 pm
grannyrose

re + lever open a crate
6:28 pm
grannyrose

or re + alternative spelling of item presented to winner
6:28 pm
periwinkle

ty rose
6:29 pm
grannyrose

yvw. and a Happy New Year to you and yours. hoping for a better time for all.
6:29 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi rose happy new year.
6:29 pm
grannyrose

Hapy New Year TO. xx
6:30 pm
72 Temple Owl

i have hope for a better year ahead. and hopefully a big lesson learned.
6:31 pm
wht

fireworks. Happy New Years everyone.
6:31 pm
grannyrose

i have started out with my new journey today. first time of adjusting stimulator. no difference so far. not worse anyway...
6:32 pm
grannyrose

WTG WHT !!!
6:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

grats, wht
6:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

rose i am not up on your health
6:35 pm
grannyrose

oh. i had a permanent nerve stimulator implanted 2 weeks ago. wire is at thoracic 12 nerve bundle. every two days i am to increase the strength of it. once the stimulator has control of my pain, i can start to drop down off my pain meds. i am very excited about it.
6:35 pm
72 Temple Owl

sound promising. i wish you good luck.
6:36 pm
grannyrose

thank-you TO. are you keeping well? and your family and friends?
6:36 pm
Kamanjah

Hi Rose! I *so* hope this works out for you! *Hugs*
6:37 pm
grannyrose

{{{{{{{{kam}}}}}}} Happy New Year honey.
6:37 pm
72 Temple Owl

most are well. saw family outdoors for a bit on monday. all holidays at home alone this year.
6:38 pm
Kamanjah

Happy New Year to all! May it be a much better year!
6:38 pm
72 Temple Owl

some are just...beyond help. every ting is a crisis, you know? people have different levels of coping skills.
6:38 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty kamanjah
6:38 pm
grannyrose

TO, we have an outbreak of the new strain here in my state. back to square one here. not in total lockdown again, yet.
6:39 pm
NANCY

Hi Rose, good to hear you are doing well. Happy New Year to you and all the babblers. It will be surely better than 2020.
6:39 pm
72 Temple Owl

that is too bad.
6:40 pm
grannyrose

ikr? my bro told me in hushed tones that he is seeing a counsellor as he has had suicidal thoughts. i nearly, but didn't, laughed in his face. foe pete's sake. this man is over 50. it's no big tragedy. he's gone for help, now keep on going.
6:41 pm
grannyrose

hey Nancy. and Happy New Year to you too.
6:41 pm
72 Temple Owl

rose: this was my field of study and first career. there is a stigma still around mental health issues.
6:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

by my earlier comment, i meant those people who just run around with their hair on fire, all the time.sometimes hard to take if you are the opposite, it wears one down.
6:43 pm
harpjane

I am blind to the AA words. Are they common ones?
6:43 pm
grannyrose

well there shouldn't be TO. so silly. it's like a broken toe, heart attack. go for help and treatment. it is nothing to be ashamed of. in fact, i think the ones who speak up and call it for what it is, are brave.
6:43 pm
Lizlin

Good Morning. Happy New Year.
6:43 pm
72 Temple Owl

yes. think the fighter from louisville
6:44 pm
Lizlin

aa words begin with 2 vowels and end with 2 vowels.
6:44 pm
grannyrose

jane, lots of vowels. in fact double vowel twice.
6:44 pm
72 Temple Owl

good morning, liz, ha[[y new year to you.
6:44 pm
harpjane

I read an article about people (crews) who have been stuck on ships and are suicidal because of the isolation. Some are still not repatriated.
6:45 pm
grannyrose

Hey LIzgirl. Happy New Year to yourself and himself.
6:45 pm
72 Temple Owl

i thinkit's time to list, or i will be here all night. i want to read.
6:45 pm
Lizlin

Hope it's a safe and healthy year for everyone.
6:45 pm
harpjane

Which state are you in rose?
6:45 pm
72 Temple Owl

amen, liz
6:45 pm
Lizlin

To you and himself, too, Rose :)
6:45 pm
grannyrose

Victoria jane. just across Bass Strait from Tasmania.
6:46 pm
harpjane

Didn't you just get done with a horrendous lockdown
6:47 pm
grannyrose

apparently the tracing shows the people with it went to Sydney in New South Wales, and brought it back with them.
6:48 pm
grannyrose

yes Jane. we have been clear for nearly 2 months. just have to bite the bullet.
6:48 pm
harpjane

Are entertainment, movies, restaurants, etc, completely shut down?
6:48 pm
Lizlin

I really hope you get it back that way soon Rose.
6:50 pm
grannyrose

Jane, those facilities are still operating but under very strict guidelines. i thank heaven for not being well enough to join in any celebrations last night. wearing the mask outside of our home is now second nature.
6:51 pm
harpjane

Well, we are 4 hours to midnight here but we're not going anywhere.
6:51 pm
Lizlin

Everyone has become very complacent where we live - I find that quite worrying.
6:52 pm
grannyrose

ditto lizgirl. my friend from Point Vernon is still in Sydney where she went to celebrate christmas with one of her sons. she really doesn't want to do quarantine so is hoping she can ride this wave out.
6:52 pm
harpjane

I live in Montana, where we have rebellious individualism. It's going to take a long time here. We're still in our first wave!
6:53 pm
Lizlin

We've had it so easy up here - sadly I know people who think Covid is no worse than flu. Makes me very angry.
6:53 pm
grannyrose

it's scary isn't lizgirl. the simple act of wearing a mask helps protect you and others.
6:53 pm
harpjane

which state are you in Liz?
6:53 pm
Lizlin

We haven't had to wear masks here at all - except when I went for X-rays.
6:53 pm
Lizlin

Queensland
6:54 pm
Lizlin

2 and a half hour flight from Melbourne.
6:54 pm
grannyrose

*snort* until they have an episode of cv-19 nothing will change for them.
6:54 pm
Lizlin

Not that I'd fly anywhere right now.
6:54 pm
harpjane

Eastern Aus, right?
6:54 pm
Lizlin

So right, Rose.
6:54 pm
harpjane

I have never been there but am hoping to go to Perth in a few years.
6:54 pm
grannyrose

well done Jane. yes, Eastern seaboard.
6:54 pm
Lizlin

Yes North Eastern corner of Australia.
6:55 pm
72 Temple Owl

and an hour later, i finally got jolly;s clue? ty
6:55 pm
Lizlin

I'd like to visit more of Australia - think that's our most likely travel plan sometime in the next few years.
6:56 pm
grannyrose

same here lizgirl. can we set up a meeting point? the Alive? Darwin? Kalgoolie?
6:56 pm
harpjane

I love staring at maps. It comes in handy when I meet someone. I usually can name a river in their country. That impresses folks!
6:57 pm
Lizlin

Cool :)
6:58 pm
grannyrose

ugh i did mean Alice... who keeps moving the keys i wonder?
6:59 pm
harpjane

I was about to get my map out to look for Alice....
6:59 pm
harpjane

I mean Alive.....
6:59 pm
Lizlin

Who knows when, Rose? We were going to go on the Ghan last year - from Adelaide to Darwin, via Alice and Kings Canyon. We'd still like to do that trip one day.
6:59 pm
grannyrose

i have to go lie down. upper back is starting to ache. The Alice is Alice Springs Jane.
7:00 pm
Lizlin

Phew! Finished the b's. They were a challenge.
7:00 pm
grannyrose

oh same here. but when we tried to book we found out it is fully booked for the next three years.
7:00 pm
Lizlin

Feel better soon Rose. HNY :)
7:00 pm
grannyrose

xx to you all. may see you at the flip. xx
7:01 pm
harpjane

I've heard of Alice Springs. What should I see in the Perth, and extreme NorthWest corner of your huge country?
7:01 pm
72 Temple Owl

en6 pls?
7:02 pm
Lizlin

Don't have it yet, TO.
7:02 pm
harpjane

sign up for the armed service
7:02 pm
Lizlin

I don't know much about Perth and that side of Aus - hope to get there one day.
7:02 pm
Lizlin

Thanks, for the en 6
7:02 pm
Retired PJs

I have en + grocery items
7:04 pm
Lizlin

I just googled what to see in W Australia - lots of suggestions.
7:05 pm
72 Temple Owl

ty
7:05 pm
72 Temple Owl

bars
7:07 pm
72 Temple Owl

break time . bbl maybe.
7:11 pm
MollyL

Liz, did I read the chat right? People are not required to wear masks where you live?
7:12 pm
Lizlin

There've been no new cases of Covid in Queensland for over 100 days.
7:12 pm
Lizlin

Yes, that's right, Molly.
7:12 pm
harpjane

That is encouraging, Liz
7:13 pm
harpjane

bbl, putting the rice in
7:13 pm
Lizlin

Our premier instigated a hard lockdown of borders very quickly. I totally support that and if the new outbreaks in Victoria and New South Wales grow, I hope it happens again.
7:14 pm
Lizlin

I mean no new community transmission cases. There are some in quarantine.
7:16 pm
Lizlin

Fireworks - finally. A really tough grid for me.
7:18 pm
Lizlin

Any clues before I go?
7:20 pm
Lizlin

Have a good day / evening everyone and Happy New Year - stay safe and healthy x
7:24 pm
MollyL

I guess I don't understand all the conflicting reports. I have read that even after hard lock downs, strict quarantines, whatever...people should still wear masks to prevent the spread of asymptomatic germs.
7:28 pm
Lizlin

The advice here is to wear a mask if you can't effectively socially distance - but there's no legal requirement. Because there's been no community transmission for so long, the likelihood of it circulating in the community, by non-symptomatic people, is low. However after the holiday season, where there have been a lot of visitors to the state, that may change.
7:30 pm
Lizlin

That's what happens when I leave the site up but leave the room. I come back and then reply to a comment!
9:32 pm
jesdraggon

Evening all :)
11:00 pm
westford

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021
11:05 pm
mich_pdx

Happy New Year's 2021, Babblers!