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View Word List Saturday, November 19, 2005

FINAL SCORES

3681 cybernan
3681 Linda0
3681 Charlie
3681 fartalot
3681 larlielou
3681 IceBoySF
3681 makay
3681 Uneaixoise
3681 toymaker
3681 Cathy
3681 jerez
3681 speedfreak
3681 Cheesenips
3681 baggo
3681 SunnFlower
3681 jallen
3681 ruffh2o
3681 Mary
3681 Gail
3681 chixnlegs53
3681 tedybeth
3681 GreyWoulf
3681 llama
3681 Dianne
3681 gramma
3681 mickie
3681 artlady
3681 Patrice
3681 oggy
3681 raine
3681 peekpoke
3681 AirBeagle
3681 patact
3681 LeslieAnn
3681 hurshy
3681 Cmith
3681 joelgee
3681 highlander
3681 allstartwithX
3681 Charm
3681 katmayo
3681 Peli
3681 Aloyisius
3681 gnubee
3681 renfield
3681 Bruwzrd
3681 melissamay
3681 bfdeele
3681 Ouwachita
3681 Chris P
3681 sherb
3681 Grandma Barb
3681 judierae
3681 Paddytt
3681 doxy1lover
3681 Karys
3681 yergo
3681 Notheroldquilter
3681 Jen13
3681 ajschuring
3681 Michelle
3681 Babbler
3681 catka
3681 stillcrazy
3681 micamonkey
3681 PMS
3681 Kallia
3681 Griffums
3681 Priscilla
3681 Munner
3681 Gwen
3681 edmo
3681 Treble99
3681 wordly wise
3681 Marolan
3681 scatty
3681 fit1
3681 pat56
3681 Jacula
3681 Hugabugs
3681 mamabear
3681 kristinc
3681 JaxH
3681 dalmatian5
3681 harpjane
3681 swmbo
3681 Anj
3681 Alden
3681 The Happy 1
3681 Trotters
3681 mu
3681 sprite
3671 Wendrie
3638 mab
3606 Dayners
3544 chic
3398 EasternBlue
3394 gwenski
3385 Poo's Mom
3372 Haz1558
3371 whitejf
3356 onyx
3352 Woodowl
3314 Vicuna
3289 mo
3240 JeeWhiz
3212 Flossy
3157 Marc Freeman
3143 annfrankenstein
3121 hydra
3095 torgone
3091 Eva
3050 SweetTooth
3002 raolen
2950 roncook
2932 pam
2917 72 Temple Owl
2851 degee
2824 Bobsta
2817 TL
2808 Pat5
2808 mlk
2800 speedfreak sam
2791 Destiny
2785 Minski
2772 snowyowl
2758 lbdawger
2677 helenary
2654 she
2646 Deeha
2632 mari
2625 sandy211
2610 tabbycat
2607 moorheit
2571 lawyer-1
2558 periwinkle
2536 asterisk
2517 tiger
2484 pinecone05
2469 gran
2458 Julie
2456 momo1
2455 Blaze
2446 bejay
2422 kllyjansen
2410 sandypops
2409 RichS
2396 Kelstar
2369 QueenRee
2366 MaisieB
2365 KHQ333
2363 Cinderella
2357 lalobstah
2345 damo
2345 summersmile
2338 Lauren
2333 Marieannschmitt
2322 Charli2
2285 ren8
2283 Ray100
2280 kim m
2279 AnnetteL
2275 CCC
2266 Anne2
2251 marigold
2228 Jera
2228 marydoug
2211 beepbeep
2205 robert240
2188 Jules2me
2180 kkeegs
2165 BarbaraA
2142 movieman
2137 Wogoe
2136 pezzie
2133 Dippnall
2128 DarleenMB
2126 peanuts
2117 Kimm
2080 paperdoll
2079 katrynwise
2062 sally
2054 jan
2043 msree
2031 crash-cool
2030 TAC
2027 snorkel
2018 Debs40ish
2014 VAjeweler
2005 karensmith
2004 spowell
2001 SJW
1992 Rex1000
1992 jlw
1990 cathk
1981 audree
1974 barbk
1972 frnigr
1952 luvmypom
1944 zubie
1934 grigs
1932 gaily
1931 spatialbean
1927 kimdog
1924 grant
1915 caitlyn
1915 kakamolaka
1914 mas
1908 aknitter
1893 melnyw
1892 lianakate
1886 LUCKY
1880 rebdickers
1869 smaller
1865 machelle
1845 hvr
1837 ohromujici
1800 ramix
1795 maribelshop
1787 rotoguru
1776 lgorms
1757 eshadow
1720 tracyo
1712 lbav
1700 LLB
1693 monpazier
1689 sha
1683 Laurenh1982
1681 Sherry
1669 elder
1668 Readhead
1665 Irene1
1645 SJC
1637 Cathyar
1633 dlfox
1628 bevkimmel
1624 eddie
1622 Mickey233
1605 Dad320
1602 scarydeb
1590 Garx
1586 gigipet
1584 MammaJill
1575 Mubner
1569 pthomp
1559 Abby's Mom
1556 chuck54
1555 Deb
1553 Malise
1553 GoBraves
1526 bigbirdboss
1525 Jessie1
1525 Lindsay
1524 Poirot
1522 susanj2
1518 REG
1513 heda
1509 kill_it
1498 Nonny
1496 SEMPERFI
1493 AMN
1493 jaybeau1979
1492 jaxx
1489 Erin44706
1483 SusanFox
1481 Yvo
1479 boatierra
1475 gardengirl
1475 Mooog
1462 jcbetterman
1453 Buzzybee
1450 diann
1448 Jo
1444 Babs1
1435 doraphilia
1417 cathy22w
1412 Alyah
1408 misstearweus
1405 marybcmt
1397 infinitejester
1396 magzel
1393 JFB
1384 Ho Hum
1380 amgreet8
1380 helsmith
1372 MVA
1367 digameg
1365 hisarnss23
1345 helzchux
1338 T Anderson
1336 SingerLin
1331 harvey
1327 Nomadness
1318 hpyhrted
1302 bellydancer
1298 cassjac
1297 LadyLingxhi
1288 kittybat
1276 Skug
1275 defenestrate99
1270 gold
1269 Gigi4
1267 java2
1256 cmacy
1255 arielb
1253 Cherrypop
1252 hokie carla
1250 queenie
1248 amw
1247 wb12eos
1246 Boysaway
1246 mcherbalt
1243 lbetterman
1242 Solstice
1234 RPStar
1232 suzie
1230 calli
1224 annevans
1217 barblyn
1213 Shannon1
1195 mommok
1193 Dimples
1192 iluvtigs
1191 mummy
1190 Justin322
1188 Chelo
1185 ceejai
1184 raseboys
1183 jacduc
1182 Abomb
1180 starlight
1169 my5
1169 Tim
1167 dspike
1159 charliesmomuk
1156 wintermind
1154 wendyw
1153 Alycia
1151 poohviolet
1147 Gildersue
1145 miss tea
1143 Lorraine
1138 anyas_wrath
1138 GaryBT
1135 akaann
1131 emtmia
1130 Maybe
1099 DrEllenG
1094 carmonli
1081 leisl
1081 markbowers7
1078 mightyquin
1072 JJ
1068 kardave
1068 lottijw
1066 oldnate
1064 Tirtsa
1062 PastorJ
1062 JanisJ
1060 sassielass
1057 ann
1055 Carlos
1050 Dragonflies
1042 PherceNunly
1039 janeybird
1039 Tbug
1038 WI
1030 Marcia
1022 Cruella
1021 Duane
1014 BARBARAZUR
1011 sandrafrances
1009 ella
1002 Egregious Jones
994 newworldjj
994 guster
992 babsmgl
986 inga8227
984 pammur
984 daicor
984 goddessblessed
984 joja
979 bubbles1
974 JennyBeer
969 raree4
967 Patricia
964 jhand
956 Ardnas
951 antigonestar
949 tmertens_72
946 elad
941 pitas
934 kmf
933 Setian
924 Jatb
920 AbnerFritz
920 Watliorph
918 carri
917 LisaR321
917 SweetPickle
917 karenth
913 woceht
910 maxine
905 blackcat
904 Grama_Games7
900 dweber
897 Coal Lady
891 BillF
890 frickenhump
889 orthopox
888 smooth_turtle
888 dorigirl9
885 Angela28
883 bunboy
882 c u next tuesday
877 MoHick
876 sage
876 JBsAnno
875 Jumpy Girl
872 words
872 Schroeder
869 sparbd
863 Christinamd
856 petemcb
856 plurple
851 annobear
849 MissP
848 Bob44
846 eisbar266
843 VolleyEm56
826 Gil
824 methadonepretty
808 sallyds
802 renee.fuzz
800 SASSYPT
788 C-line
788 jackg50
788 scootermom
786 leesha
782 shalee
773 flerie
772 Bonasa
768 tbear
765 saphyre
763 stitchbliss
761 cindyhubbl
758 Jeni3612
757 anja
751 whizette
750 mcneeseg
744 PB
743 Cas
742 nordique28
739 grandmacarol
736 Dspanda
734 billhilly
733 SharonM
728 T.J.
726 Grim-Bigyen
719 Maya
717 JennM
715 emmit322
711 Paraxitic
707 scotiagirl
704 mrblue
702 mama
695 Mom
693 a1axmama
692 Daisy
690 flugelhorn2003
689 ammontgo
688 Daisy80
687 zeekums
679 agzam2
675 GE Teacher
671 AJR
669 lochsajvt
668 Boxer
668 mabel
667 Leila
666 Jammersbabe
661 elena
658 dpomfr
652 chest
649 FrankS
645 cactusrhb
635 sunnieshyn
632 70sumbug
625 corpsvalue
619 Carly385057
619 chal
616 Lucie
610 bencon5
610 PowerPlant
610 JacqueB
609 nukem95
602 SashaJo
597 ginnie
592 judithanne
590 Beach5655
589 meggiemoo45
589 ShanaCaitlyn
585 busymom
581 Miyavi_fan
580 sweetie
579 Highweek
576 RAHRAH
569 JoyLee
568 Trackster
566 bpond
562 wasgij5
559 saila
554 rosalind230
554 cauzneffct
547 binkus
544 Babblemaster
543 Kristin43
537 lt
537 licketySplitAUS
536 kallyn
534 Yan
533 jamkel
532 nonij
531 Veronika
530 robbo.46
530 kolk
529 Marmy
527 Sanky
524 myownvenus
519 Mizellie
518 Diarmud
518 ibroadrunr
515 Christa
512 megmmike
512 sunrising
511 bearsmum
509 cz
507 huggybear
506 Bartman
502 Rodent1
492 princessjenna
482 pooh2
479 Dr_God
478 tamsan
477 lilbit
477 WallyBrian
475 zenblue
469 kalynne
469 Mickey
467 Zach
465 sue1
461 band
457 ladya848
456 katmama
455 kaspar
442 Frances
441 Nancy Hall
434 kyleo85
429 blue eye
425 brigbetser
417 hackerly
412 katiecat
411 nharford0
409 SANDUNGAS
408 mollie90
404 lob
391 llamamomma
383 samiam
381 lieb
380 gilli
379 chiefexec
373 Jennistu
373 Newkie12
368 herself
363 faeriekae
362 terin
360 Tzivia
356 freddie
348 dylan
346 TerryQ
342 Flower36
341 mags
337 HDgrl
335 yo`momma
334 Bradley Hyatt
332 Fritzi
315 Bethany02
314 kimhodges
310 softball1star4
307 Jenn413
306 MollyJo
298 Lijuan
293 groovygranny
290 diz
286 ToeSockMonkey
284 Holly S
281 mere
277 Elisha
271 princezz
268 bootisue
266 evita
265 my wrd is law
255 jakes-mum
254 papaearl
248 matmom
248 snoozyJ
247 tracybrooke
244 vespa
244 liam
231 lianalux
222 seaotter
217 doh
208 *
200 SAF
198 not you
193 fuzzy
190 girlfriday
186 Kimberly
185 wisedoggy
183 hippycat
177 Patmsn
171 salyas
156 pinkfuzzysweater
152 skrubd
148 LaVerne
148 cjustine
140 NeonLibra
139 MeganB
138 TinkyWinkyFau
130 Anna98
129 cagey
128 Banquera
123 Matthew
122 Loma
121 honeylamb
119 jan
117 subaduba
113 devilgoof
113 charlatte
109 The Divine Miss
109 vanthull
103 Gnome
96 LisaLisa
89 shmalexxx
83 scn
82 erikrech
81 Kerrina
74 Debluvsmusic
72 sad_girl7803
70 Duke69
48 SLK
36 dandyd
31 xxsophiexx
29 liddle66
26 Cindyk
17 kate406
14 Mariafay
7 Yoeli
6 LORA wheat
6 GeorgieGirl

ENTIRE CHAT LOG

12:00 am
kristinc

Ended with nine left. Not too shabby. Thanks for all the great and utterly obvious clues. Last bit is always fun!
12:01 am
Debs40ish

Morning all :)
12:01 am
Griffums

I was puzzling on clues and didn't realize we were so close to expiring!
Hi on the flip side dawgs!
12:01 am
EasternBlue

So close and yet so far....
I couldn't figure out which ones I had left....eeergh!
12:01 am
mamabear

I was trying to give the po 8 clue when the puzzle went bye bye.... sorry to whoever needed it!
12:01 am
micamonkey

yay :) new start to a new day :D
12:01 am
mab

Morning Debs.
12:01 am
Griffums

That's great Kristin! I think "a poo word that ends with D" will be legendary... :)
12:02 am
cybernan

Hi all -- did everyone finish?
12:02 am
Debs40ish

t/7 28
12:02 am
Schroeder

Hi all, got home just in time to see the game roll.....7left on the last one..
12:02 am
Griffums

I was sort of hoping this next one would be a fat squishy 350 worder...
12:02 am
mab

Well with one minute to go why beat about the bush?
12:03 am
GreyWoulf

kristinc -- Great Job!!
and so you know - I had a night where I had around 45 with less than an hour to go --- and with the help of these folks I missed by only one because I didn't know which one I was missing :)
12:03 am
stillcrazy

Hi everyone - back for another go.
12:03 am
IceBoySF

B9/78
12:03 am
mamabear

se 7/32
12:04 am
sprite

Morning cobabblers!
12:04 am
cybernan

de 7/32; te 7/28
12:04 am
mamabear

mornin sprite!!!!!
12:04 am
mab

Morning Sprite.
12:04 am
GreyWoulf

Hi sprite!! How was your time away?
12:04 am
brandyjack


--- Words Total = 258 ---
--- Total Score = 3681 ---

--- Word Sizes ---
4 - 111
5 - 79
6 - 40
7 - 20
8 - 6
9 - 2

--- 1st Letter Count ---
B - 24
D - 38
E - 15
F - 3
G - 13
H - 18
I - 8
N - 19
O - 5
R - 34
S - 40
T - 26
U - 5
W - 10

--- Letter Count ---
B - 30
D - 113
E - 238
F - 3
G - 29
H - 50
I - 88
N - 134
O - 133
R - 189
S - 168
T - 51
U - 44
W - 15
12:04 am
Griffums

Bummer - we were having that nice sitcom chat, but it won't let me put in Natasha's partner as a valid word...
12:05 am
sprite

Looks promising!
12:05 am
Griffums

Brandyjack, we love you!
12:05 am
Debs40ish

h/7 32
12:05 am
cybernan

en 7/28
12:05 am
mamabear

th 7/36
th 7/32
12:05 am
EasternBlue

not quite...I think I had 12 left...I started at work & didn't save my list - had to 'refigure' which ones I still had remaining...plus it seems to go slower when you're trying to frantically type in words!! : D
12:06 am
mab

Morning Jack. Thanks so much.
12:06 am
Debs40ish

Morning Jack :)
12:08 am
GreyWoulf

Hello to Debs, BrandyJack, cybernan, Schroeder, and stillcrazy

(hope I haven't missed anyone)
12:08 am
sprite

Me!
12:08 am
Griffums

No, you haven't missed anyone......important
12:09 am
cybernan

Thank you Brandyjack
12:09 am
Schroeder

HI Grey Woulf
12:09 am
Debs40ish

Morning Woulf :)
12:09 am
EasternBlue

now that we have 23 + hours, I won't be rude & can chat : )
12:09 am
Schroeder

Hi Sprite!!
12:10 am
sprite

Hi Schroeder! :)
12:10 am
GreyWoulf

No I didn't, sprite -- your greeting was immediately dropped down by BrandyJacks posting of the stats (thank you ever so much for your efforts, btw)
12:11 am
Debs40ish

e8/50 e9/66
12:11 am
mab

Nice, Debs.
12:12 am
sprite

That's a sweet woulf cub you have there... I see the greeting now ;)
My time away was great, we had loads of fun and insights and such. And it is good to be back too.
12:12 am
GreyWoulf

but, sprite, I have missed you this past week :)

And right now I have to step away from the grid for a few, I need to massage the wife's aching lower back

See everyone in a bit!
12:12 am
micamonkey

shessh i got 72 words and nothing above 6
how do u guys do it! :P
12:12 am
EasternBlue

see ya soon Woulfie....
12:13 am
sprite

That sounds good, Woulf... good rubbing and see you later :)
12:17 am
Debs40ish

be7/40 be8/55
12:18 am
mab

You got your wish Griff.
12:19 am
Griffums

I got my wish? What wish? Oh, that the grid was a chunky one?
12:20 am
mab

Yes. It's almost a monster.
12:20 am
sprite

Debs, I think that Be combo of yours has a Be9/78 component as well.
12:20 am
micamonkey

agreed... this grid is monstrously big
12:21 am
mamabear

it's a mega monster...
12:21 am
Griffums

But it does have a fish...or a pre-fish.
12:22 am
mab

If someone doesn't eat it on a cracker first.
12:23 am
Griffums

Everything tastes better when it sits on a Ritz. Or a pb Oreo.
12:23 am
Griffums

Goooooooood cracker! (thanks Andy)
12:23 am
mamabear

that has been in the freezer...
12:23 am
Griffums

Boy, in that last conversation we never got into Mayberry or Petticoat Junction or Green Acres or all those fine folks.
12:24 am
Debs40ish

Yeah I got that one thanks Sprite :)
12:24 am
micamonkey

lol griff, thanks for the pre-fish :P
12:25 am
mamabear

got to save something for the next time, Griffs!!!! We have to build up to Aint Bee!!!!!
12:25 am
Griffums

yw mica, just let's not get into a conversation about whether they are indeed truly fish... that's supreme court material
12:25 am
Griffums

and Gomer!
12:26 am
sprite

This perfect dutch winter food isn't even valid: 'snert'. Peasoup. Grmbl.
12:26 am
micamonkey

griff, when i eat them i try not to think of them as fish
12:27 am
mab

It won't take 'be' with the th series!
12:27 am
sprite

Maybe you need another th series, mab. Not the royal one, but the pricky one.
12:28 am
mab

Oh. Thank you kindly, Sprite.
12:29 am
Griffums

Mica - one day I was sitting on the river bank with some other people, and one guy was baiting his hook with those, and said reflectively... "You know....this is kind of messed up right here." :)))
12:29 am
sprite

You're welcome. I did the same thing :)
12:30 am
micamonkey

griff, lol in the first place, how the heck do u put those things on the hook?! they're so small!
What the heck were they using? sturgeon?! :P
12:30 am
Griffums

No, salmon. Which is sort of extra sick since it's all in the family. ;)
12:31 am
sprite

Cannibal fishies.
12:31 am
Griffums

...which is another show we didn't talk about AWWWchie!
12:31 am
micamonkey

shucks! i just found the re series O_O"
this is going to be a lonnnnng day
12:31 am
mamabear

Stifle!!!!
12:32 am
Griffums

Meathead!
12:32 am
micamonkey

griff: this is why im not really a big fan of fish
12:32 am
Debs40ish

bo/8 55
12:33 am
renfield

i chummed for fish once...
12:33 am
mamabear

WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
I can't for the life of me think of the fish word....
12:33 am
mab

There is a word that is a boat that might also be a fish.
12:33 am
cybernan

258/3681 -- well, we did ask for a bigger puzzle on the weekends!
12:34 am
sprite

And it is not canooviar.
12:34 am
EasternBlue

So cyber - t'was you & Griffs that inflicted this upon us! : )
12:35 am
micamonkey

cybernan, we just did a 300 on monday :P
12:35 am
Griffums

Yeah but I was looking for a REALLY big one - I mean we had one bigger'n this already this week didn't we?
12:35 am
EasternBlue

mama - fish eggs...
12:36 am
micamonkey

thanks debs for the BO clue
12:36 am
mamabear

must be late... the only fish eggs i can think of starts with a c
12:37 am
micamonkey

mab, sometimes at this point in time i think i might have gotten the word but didnt know i got it...
erm... what boat/fish :P
12:37 am
mamabear

OH. and my WAAAAAAAAA wasn't about the fish eggs thing, it was in response to Meathead --- his wife!!!
12:37 am
EasternBlue

Mama - 4 letters...starts w/ "R"
12:37 am
Griffums

I think I have finally encountered the zen of Babble - that the words you most need are the words you learned only here... Grasshopper... (another show we didn't talk about)
12:37 am
micamonkey

mama,... C?! and i cant think of a single fish egg that start with C :S
12:38 am
Griffums

I don't think it's usually a single one mica...
12:38 am
EasternBlue

Mama - didn't want you stressed one way or the other : )
12:38 am
spatialbean

Green acres is the place to be...
Farm living is the life for me...
Land spreading out so far and wide...
Keep Manhatten just gimme that country side...
12:39 am
Griffums

New York is where I'd rather stay!
I get allergic smelling hay!
I just adore a penthouse view
Darling, I love you, but give me Park Avenue
12:39 am
micamonkey

lol griff, for some reason that really cracked me up
lol hey but damn those sturgeon caviar can be a big holy bugger... u can have ONE egg :P
12:41 am
spatialbean

The chores!
The stores!
Fresh air!
Times Square!
12:41 am
mamabear

Arnold Ziffel!!!!!
12:41 am
Griffums

Well, the day they put a single fish egg in front of me is the day I want to know where that fish is before I dig into its kid...
12:42 am
mamabear

You are my wife!!! Good bye to de life!!!
Green Acres... We Are There!!!!!!!
12:42 am
renfield

hooterville
hank kimble - county agent
Mr haney
Sam Drucker
Ebb the hired hand
Ralph the female carpenter
12:43 am
Griffums

It's goodbye CITY life... (but yours is catchy)
12:43 am
spatialbean

**applause**
12:43 am
Griffums

Oh! I *loved* Eb!!!!
12:43 am
micamonkey

lol griff
12:43 am
Schroeder

I step away for moment and the singing starts...
12:44 am
mamabear

Hootersville!!!!! I loved how she always locked herself out of the house!!!! sort of
12:44 am
GreyWoulf

And I am back to rumble (griddle?)

whatever, back for more fun with words!!!!
12:44 am
spatialbean

Let's get ready to GRIDDLE!
12:44 am
sprite

wb, Woulf! We are indulging ourselves with canoeviar.
12:45 am
mamabear

Yep Schroeder - someone put another nickel in us.
12:45 am
Schroeder

That's okay I like the tunes
12:46 am
micamonkey

*pops in the nickel in mamabear* DING!
12:46 am
GreyWoulf

I see, sprite... you know, I have never had that delicacy
12:46 am
sprite

Me neither. I am sure I am missing out on life.
12:47 am
micamonkey

130 and im slowing down
wtf am i going to do for the next 100 :o
12:47 am
GreyWoulf

But the ironic part is that I love sushi! :D
12:49 am
mamabear

I've never had it either - but I can live without it!
12:49 am
Schroeder

Now your talking to me GW.....yum!!!
12:49 am
Griffums

(so can the fish!) ;)
12:50 am
EasternBlue

Mama - I think we are long lost relatives...I have no desire for fishy eggs either : )
12:51 am
spatialbean

oh the cheat sheet is up already on babblers anon
12:51 am
Griffums

Finally found mab's fish/boat....
12:51 am
mamabear

never had sushi either!
12:52 am
GreyWoulf

EB & Mama -- I never did at first, but my friends convinced me to try it and I have never regretted taking the chance --- it makes for a nice culinary change every now and then
12:52 am
EasternBlue

I only like the veggie sushi...(avacado, carrots & cucumber...and inari)
12:52 am
micamonkey

thanks SB :)
12:53 am
micamonkey

mamabear u have to try sushi!
12:53 am
micamonkey

EB: lol i only eat cooked sushi
12:54 am
sprite

Woulf, if you like sushi, you should try the 'Dutch new' haring. That's great!
12:54 am
mamabear

maybe someday. I have a very persnickety stomach
12:54 am
EasternBlue

As I tell my hubby, I'd rather swim with the fishies than eat them!
12:54 am
GreyWoulf

tell me more, sprite...
12:54 am
softball1star4

live in japan-never had sushi
12:55 am
Griffums

My stomach is becoming that way. Possibly from too many pb oreos...or the cheddar beer potato chips I had before that...or the plate of black-mushroom beef that I had before that.... Oh! which reminds me I have to open a fortune cookie
12:55 am
mamabear

Now you have to read it out loud, Griffs!
12:56 am
sprite

It is raw fish, has to be very fresh to be tasteful, but when it is... it is eaten with onion and pickels, or without (my preference), with white bread or without, and some people hang the (cleaned) fish by the tail and eat it that way.
12:57 am
Schroeder

I'm getting very hungry....craving sushi...3hours from nearest
12:57 am
Griffums

LAVISH SPENDING MAY BE DISASTROUS. BE CAREFUL.

Dang, it's a threat cookie!
12:57 am
GreyWoulf

Definitely sounds intriguing, sprite.... I'll have to see if it is available around here
12:57 am
EasternBlue

Griffs...my college friends & I always added "in bed" to the end of the fortune...not sure if it makes it any better!!
12:58 am
sprite

Woulf, if you ever get in this part of the world, you are invited to come and try it with us :)
12:58 am
GreyWoulf

My sympathies, Schroeder --- I felt the same way about quality pizza when first moved here :)
12:58 am
micamonkey

softball, why ever not?
12:58 am
EasternBlue

hey - those wacky or's from the other day are here again!
12:58 am
GreyWoulf

sprite - it's a dinner date! :D
12:59 am
Griffums

Yep. Or add "in your pants."
12:59 am
GreyWoulf

EB - my college friends always used to add "with a mule"
12:59 am
mamabear

Eastern - I always do the same thing with fortune cookies!!!!!!
12:59 am
Schroeder

That's the one thing we have in town is good pizza
1:00 am
Griffums

.......HOW can I be hungry for pizza???????
1:00 am
mamabear

Chicago is the best place for pizza!!!!!!
1:01 am
EasternBlue

Mama - it's that 'family' thing again! : )
We are family...I got mamabear and me...
1:01 am
mamabear

Since naked Friday is over, I want to change my icon, but I can't........ so you'll have to live with my neon nymph til tomorrow!!!!
1:01 am
GreyWoulf

We got lucky on the pizza front, a new place opened up a feww months back that makes a NY quality pizza for a decent price
1:01 am
mamabear

.... get up everybody and dance!!!!!!!
1:01 am
EasternBlue

Mama - it's NY pizza all the way!
1:02 am
EasternBlue

(is this the first family rift?? : ) )
Actually, I like Chicago style pizza too...
1:03 am
renfield

california pizza
1:03 am
sprite

No rifts allowed. We'll have Chicaco and NY pizza's ordered and stay together. :)
1:03 am
mamabear

I think I need to call it a nite...... getting very sleepy and my back is screaming obscenities at me....
1:03 am
Schroeder

*joins mamabear in dance*
1:03 am
sprite

AND california pizza of course.
1:03 am
GreyWoulf

Mama - From talking with many people on this topic, I have come to the conclusion that there can be no true reconcilliation between NY and Chicago pizza -- the difference is inherent to the region and it all boils down to which preparation technique you prefer :)
1:04 am
mamabear

Very true, GW!!!!!
1:04 am
GreyWoulf

(*gets up to dance, discovers left leg is asleep and falls down in an awkward pile*)
1:04 am
EasternBlue

Isn't all pizza good when you get down to it (unless it has anchovies...it's that fish thang again!)
Sprite - was a wonderful peacemaker!
1:06 am
sprite

N7/32 - 8/45 , not sure they have been mentioned yet.
1:06 am
EasternBlue

Mama - very sad to see you go, but if you're tired, a bear needs to hibernate (just don't make it for the whole winter : ) )
1:06 am
mamabear

As long as it has mushrooms.... pizza without mushrooms is not worth the trouble!!!! IMHO
1:06 am
micamonkey

nite nite mamabear :)
1:06 am
EasternBlue

no 'shrooms mama...
1:06 am
Griffums

Bye mamabear...
1:07 am
GreyWoulf

(*back rub for Mama*)

Sleep Well, Mama

(*HUG*)
1:07 am
mab

Sleep well, MamaBear.
1:07 am
EasternBlue

Nighty night Mamabear...sweet dreams!
1:07 am
sprite

Beary night, MAMA.
1:07 am
renfield

wrap up and stay warm mama
1:08 am
Schroeder

Sleep well mamabear :)
1:08 am
mab

And don't forget to put some clothes on; technically, it's no longer naked friday.
1:08 am
sprite

Do we have people from Sweden here? It is in the grid :)
Not valid of course.
1:09 am
mamabear

thank you all!!!! good nite to you, too, and sweet dreeeemmmmmzzzzzzzzzzz
*bear hugs*
see ya tomorrow......
1:09 am
Schroeder

I saw that sprite, tried it even though I knew it wouldn't work
1:09 am
sprite

Nothing technical about that here, mab... it is Saturday morning 8 am here :)
My love took our son for a wild water canoe trip and left at 6 am, so I was up very early.
1:09 am
mamabear

I tried to mab, but I'm on a different computer and it wouldn't let me..... will have my fur back tomorrow!!!! I have been rather chilly!!!!!
1:09 am
mab

I think that it may have a secondary/tertiary/ whatever meaning.
1:10 am
EasternBlue

sprite - part of it is...
1:10 am
sprite

Me too, Schroeder... you never know, right? Better another oops than finding out you should have tried in the end, LOL.
1:11 am
mab

A type of potato, I am thinking, but that would still be a proper noun. Babble eats it.
1:11 am
Blaze

hello to all... how are your Sprite how was the get away ???
1:12 am
Schroeder

Hi Blaze
1:12 am
GreyWoulf

Welcome Blaze!
1:12 am
Blaze

hey shroeder.... have you seen the disney tv's yet ??
1:12 am
sprite

Darn, you are right. A turnip. Well, another day of babbling justified, I learned another new word.
1:12 am
Griffums

Hi blaze!
1:13 am
Blaze

yo griff how is the Kap
1:13 am
sprite

Hi Blaze! It was great, we had a marvelous time. And it is great to be back too.
1:14 am
mab

Hi Blaze. I think you must be an insomniac like me.
1:14 am
Schroeder

Disney TV's? nope. Wouldn't surprise me though, they try to make money however possible (including not great paychecks) lol
1:15 am
micamonkey

morning blaze :)
1:16 am
Blaze

Mab I do have bouts of insominia however it is only 11:13 where I am in Western Canada
Shro... the tv's are like pooh, mickey, dora etc... there oughta be a law.....LOL
1:16 am
Blaze

mica how was your school today any tests ??
1:18 am
sprite

Hmph... mistyping found me Do7/36. Strange word that is. No def in the list, I tried infoplease and brainboost, but only the latter came up with some rather rude quote with the word in it.
1:18 am
Griffums

Hmmmmm, I just found my tattoo in the grid
1:19 am
mab

I guess it just EasternBlue, GreyWoulf, and I that are up so very late or early. I thought Blaze was on this side of Canada for some reason.
1:20 am
mab

So we are looking for something that sounds sort of tawdry?
1:20 am
GreyWoulf

Where is your tattoo located, Griff?
(if I may inquire?)
1:21 am
sprite

Nope, the quote was, but not the specific word. It looks like a verb past tense with the last e left out.
1:21 am
Griffums

You may inquire. It is on the nape of my neck.
1:21 am
micamonkey

griff, do we really wanna know what ur tattoo is? :P
nothing obscene i hope :D
1:22 am
Griffums

And I have/had one that was removed, in a more intimate location. When I mentioned that one time, present company indicated they were willing to look at scars too. :D
1:22 am
mab

Clarification: I was speaking of Sprite's 'do' not your tatoo, Griff... I'm so glad I can clear that up.
1:22 am
micamonkey

lol
1:22 am
Griffums

Nope, nothing obscene. And is actually the basis of a wonderful clue.
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane.
1:22 am
Griffums

Mab, I paused only briefly, caught the thread and moved on. :)
1:22 am
GreyWoulf

That's cool, Griff -- I have a couple of tats myself, one on each arm and a couple of small ones on my chest -- sometimes it is nice to have a friend who is a tattoo artist ;)
1:23 am
Griffums

Oh, that would be great. Something I would like to do more of actually. Why have all of life's marks on the inside? :)))
1:23 am
EasternBlue

I'm too chicken - needles give me the heebie geebies...
probably harkens back to the hip surgery I had in my teens...
1:24 am
micamonkey

its a bird its a plane its griff's tattoo! :P
lol didnt do a thing for me... coz im quite sure the guy's not in the grid ... or i could be wrong
1:24 am
sprite

I only have one, on my upper arm... but I am saving for another one on my back. Still need someone to design it for me, since it must be perfect (of course )
1:24 am
EasternBlue

um, Griff - Superman isn' in the grid : )
1:24 am
mab

Lack of specificity and poor timing on my part.
1:24 am
Griffums

So now mica - don't read what you think I said, and just read what I said.
1:25 am
EasternBlue

sprite - you could do your first Babble grid : )
1:25 am
GreyWoulf

Nothing wrong with that, EB -- tats aren't a must have kinda thing
1:25 am
Griffums

(and it starts with W)
1:25 am
micamonkey

lol im trying griff im trying!
i only just had a final exam, finish yesterday's puzzle and starting on today's one... all since i woke up at 7am :S
1:25 am
sprite

LOL!
1:25 am
cybernan

Hi Blaze -- been doing my homework! -- got brandyjack's list printed out and about half the words filled in. How are you doing?
1:25 am
mab

Can you describe what you're thinking of Sprite?
1:25 am
Schroeder

I'm with you on the needle thing (except for my piercings). I have designed some for people.
1:26 am
GreyWoulf

sprite - I also have to have someone design my back piece
1:27 am
Griffums

Yes - the one I had removed was thankfully small but had that Tattoos R Us look about it. Naaah.
1:28 am
micamonkey

griff, i'll get back to u on that one after i finish my wi list
(or maybe i got it already... *scrambles to check half complete W list)
1:28 am
micamonkey

nah dont think so
1:28 am
GreyWoulf

What I want is an image of the Death of Rats from Terry Pratchett's Discworld books peeking over my shoulder holding his scythe -- I'm not even sure if it can even be depicted the way I want it to look, but since I don't have the money for it, it's a moot point anyway :)
1:29 am
EasternBlue

micamonkey - don't feel bad - I'm not gettin' it either : )
1:29 am
sprite

I can describe it, but I cannot draw. If I draw an elephant, my kids say: "You did well, mom, it is a nice cat, really."
I want a tree on my lower spine, with roots and all. A gnome hidden in the roots, a sprite in the branches and leaves, but so designed that you don't see them at first, only if you look very carefully. :)
1:29 am
mab

(Griff: is it Boris?)
1:29 am
Griffums

GW, maybe you could just photocopy it and tape it to your back. Yeah that'd work.
1:30 am
Griffums

(Mab: Since I don't understand the question, I'm gonna answer....No!)
1:30 am
GreyWoulf

I thought of that, Griff, but then he'd be looking the wrong way! :D
1:30 am
micamonkey

lol @ tape it on gw's back... thats a cheap way and painless too
1:30 am
Griffums

But isn't there something, I dunno...existential about that?
(work with me!)
1:31 am
Griffums

(Painless until you take it off!) Rrrrrrrrrrrrip!
1:31 am
sprite

But the untaping might be painful for a Woulf.
1:31 am
Blaze

the two funniest tattoos I ever seen were a maritin if a flying saucer on a (butt) and a feirce bulldog holding a teddy bear.... LOL
1:31 am
mab

Am just now laughing out loud at Griff's suggestion, but am thinking Sprite, that that sounds quite beautiful.
1:33 am
EasternBlue

Sprite...when you were describing it - I envisioned some of the 'faries' lola & lottijw have...
very pretty!
1:33 am
GreyWoulf

I'm learning to endure that type of pain, sprite
Remember, I have a 2 yo. She loves playing with stickers when I give them to her, but invariably they end up on some portion of daddy's skin that has fuzz attached :D
1:33 am
micamonkey

GW: ouch! but hey free waxing :P
1:34 am
sprite

Since I am not a tiny person to say the least, the tattoo can be large enough to make it work. So it will be expensive, which at least gives me loads of time to find a real good designer while I am saving ;)
1:34 am
Griffums

We do that with duct tape up here!
1:34 am
ToeSockMonkey

I think its bed time
1:34 am
Blaze

sprite your tattoo picture sounds great.... what about a fractal....
1:34 am
EasternBlue

Griffs - OUCH!
1:34 am
GreyWoulf

And sprite, your back piece is indeed a wonderful image, I hope you find the talented people necessary to make it a reality
1:35 am
EasternBlue

Tmonkey - little lurker! How are you?
1:35 am
mab

Toes! Good morning!
1:35 am
sprite

Your daughter is a trainer, Woulf... she teaches you to be ready for real big tattoos on baaaaaad places (like the ankle or so, argh).
1:35 am
Schroeder

Sleep well TSM
1:35 am
ToeSockMonkey

Morning! =o)
1:35 am
Blaze

hellos tsm
1:36 am
Griffums

Oooh! Ankle! Ow! That's what the guy said to me - this would look great on your ankle and I said no, it has to go someplace with meat!
1:36 am
micamonkey

dun know why but i never had a yearning for tattoes :P
Maybe too much of a chicken
1:36 am
EasternBlue

TSM - have pleasant dreams : )
1:36 am
ToeSockMonkey

I'm not bad! Just tired :) It's late for me.
1:36 am
mab

Perhaps, Griff, a high quality cotton t-shirt would be a good alternative to duct tape.
1:37 am
ToeSockMonkey

aw thanks! Good luck with the puzzle!
1:37 am
EasternBlue

Toes - me too...it's almost 3 ...what am I still doing up?? :)
1:37 am
GreyWoulf

At this time I am actually the wimp in the family -- Kirsten has a leg piece that wraps completely around her thigh, as a result she knows EXACTLY where her sciatic nerve is!
1:38 am
Griffums

Well, up here duct tape is a Force (you know - it has a light side and a dark side, and it holds the world together)... One of our Wal-Marts is the world's biggest seller of duct tape. You should have seen the party. Girls dressed in duct tape bikinis, and more (less).
1:38 am
EasternBlue

*ouch*ouch*ouch*ouch*ouch*
1:38 am
sprite

E8/50 - 9/66: cosmopolitan genus of usually perennial herbs with flowers that resemble asters; leaves occasionally (especially formerly) used medicinally (and its plural)
I know it from the oil that is made of it.
1:38 am
GreyWoulf

EB - cos you are an addict, just like me!
1:38 am
Schroeder

I'm off to bed also, chat with you all tomorrow
Sleep well EB
1:38 am
ToeSockMonkey

About 1:30 here! I am not sure why I am still up to be honest. I think it was all the baking I was doing. I made an apple pie and a cherry pie from scratch!
1:39 am
Griffums

How'd you know I was workin on that one sprite?
1:39 am
sprite

Woulf... that hurts just IMAGINING it!
1:39 am
micamonkey

sprite, just now u said the citizens of sweden is not valid but erm i think it is
1:39 am
EasternBlue

'night Schroeder...pleasant dreams
1:39 am
GreyWoulf

G'Nite Schroeder
Sweet Dreams and have a great day tomorrow!
1:40 am
sprite

Mica: no, it isn't, but it is very close to one that is indeed.
1:40 am
mab

'Night Schroeder.
1:40 am
ToeSockMonkey

Wow is this game addicting! AH! Ok ok ok... goodnight for real now! =o)
1:40 am
sprite

See you, Schroeder! Sleep well!
1:41 am
ToeSockMonkey

night schroe!
1:41 am
Griffums

bye Schroeder!
1:41 am
sprite

@ Griffs: aren't we always thinking alike?
1:41 am
Griffums

I don't know how we can be thinking alike when you think 40 times faster than I do...
1:42 am
micamonkey

sprite, maybe the way i spell the word is diff from u
hehehe thats how we spell it here :P
1:43 am
sprite

LOL... alike doesn't necessarily mean 'at the same time'. And this wasn't really thinking, just following something that looked vaguely familiar until one of the tries caught.
1:43 am
EasternBlue

'night TSM - pleasant dreams to you too...
1:43 am
Griffums

....well, ok, that is exactly what I was thinking. It's just I still don't have the word/s (could look up your def, but not yet)
1:45 am
micamonkey

sprite, u lost me :)

but i just did a dictionary search
it says A native or inhabitant of Sweden.
1:46 am
sprite

Mica: where is 'here'? :)
Perhaps we are confused about the country and its inhabitants, because I referred to the country. That does take an N, doesn't it?
1:47 am
micamonkey

erm i thought u were talking about PEOPLE of the country
:P
1:48 am
micamonkey

my bad sprite, sorry :)
1:51 am
mab

Thanks for the E Sprite.
1:51 am
Blaze

I must depart... se you tomorrow....
1:52 am
Griffums

bye Blaze
1:52 am
sprite

Griffs, it is rather hard to find a way to describe the word. You may have a G5/14-6/24 combo (extension of the G4 that is a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed). If you change one vowel of the combo, you have the ending of the E8-9.
The first part has a horse-and-carriage in it.
1:52 am
GreyWoulf

Farewell, Blaze
1:52 am
EasternBlue

"night Blaze...
sweet dreams
1:52 am
spatialbean

Mica, are you thinking of the other side of leather? A material made from cows?
1:53 am
mab

Night Blaze.

It's also a kind of turnip, mica. Several conversations were going on at once.
1:53 am
Griffums

That's a lot of good clues, Sprite, I'm workin on it!
1:54 am
sprite

Night Blaze!
Mica: there is another word between the country and its inhabitant, and it is valid! ;)
1:54 am
micamonkey

spatialbean: erm.... not that i know of
nevermind :D
1:54 am
micamonkey

lol but thanks for the clue spatialbean, lol i have been looking for that SU5 for a long while :P
1:56 am
micamonkey

sprite, is that the one spatialbean was talking about? i got it thanks both! *happy monkey*
1:58 am
sprite

This game is SO much FUN!
Isn't this sharing and learning together at least half of the fun? *big smile on face*
1:58 am
Griffums

Sometimes it's the ONLY fun! :D
1:59 am
GreyWoulf

*matching grin*
2:00 am
micamonkey

:D anything to procrastinate studying for exam *whistle*
2:01 am
sprite

Hehehe... if it is english vocabulary exam, you are studying. Otherwise... well... relaxation between hard bouts of studying?
2:02 am
GreyWoulf

I emailed Dr_God commenting that the I felt the log was the best part of the game :)
He responded by saying that he agreed. The dynamic introduced by the log was an essential part of the gameplay :D
2:02 am
mab

It is. I know the E as echinacea, and now I've learned a new word for it. And I've learned the name of the British unemployment check. Fascinating.
2:03 am
Griffums

Oh yes... Can you imagine how awful this would be if you played it by yourself?
2:04 am
micamonkey

sprite, sadly my next exam is business chinese and i dont think increasing my english vocab right now is very helpful ;)

but i must say that english unemployment check has a different meaning (same word) here (here = singapore)
2:04 am
GreyWoulf

Griff - then it would just be boggle with a long timer!
2:04 am
mab

I think Jamie is conducting some sort of study that will lead to his doctoral dissertation. We are only his unwitting subjects.
2:05 am
EasternBlue

I for one would never be able to finish a puzzle...even with clues (this check - carriage thing has me befuddled!)...it might be time for me to head to bed (of course I'm listening to show tunes & I keep telling myself - just after *this* song... : )
2:05 am
GreyWoulf

Well, as long as i am entertained, mab, I don't care ;D
2:05 am
sprite

I agree wholeheartedly!
And the check-thing is known in Holland too, but there it has nothing to do with unemployment. Just a system of moving funds through banks.
2:06 am
micamonkey

sprite, it means exactly the same thing here too! :D
2:06 am
micamonkey

actually i associate with that word taking money from my bank rather than putting money into it!
2:07 am
sprite

The horse-and-carriage clue might be confusing. It refers to a very small word, so small that only its plural is valid in this grid. It is the same word you can use for gear, for stuff you use.
2:07 am
Griffums

<from waaaay behind you> I thought all along that was related to echinacea, though I don't know why I thought that, and I still don't have the word...
2:08 am
mab

EB: I love show tunes.

GW: I agree.
2:08 am
sprite

mica: it's the same thing here! :)
The system can be used to withdraw funds (my most common usage), to put money in the bank and to pay other people/services without having to use cash.
2:08 am
EasternBlue

Mean Green from Little Shop of Horrors is on right now...gotta love the plant!
2:09 am
mab

Griff, one word: google.
2:09 am
sprite

"FEEEEEEEEEEEEED MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
2:09 am
GreyWoulf

EB - too bad you can't broadcast to us :)
2:09 am
Griffums

Oh, I tried that already. S'okay. I'll get it at some point...
2:10 am
Griffums

(I have 121 other words to find)
2:10 am
GreyWoulf

Griff - just google the first part of the def to the semicolon, it goes right to the word
2:11 am
EasternBlue

it's on the satellite dish - they just switched over to XM satellite radio w/ DirecTV...I love this station! : )
2:11 am
Griffums

I don't even know where the def is in the log at this point... will just dig later!
2:11 am
micamonkey

sprite, well the employer can put money into your bank using the system too lol
which is kinda why i dun know when my paycheck is going to arrive! *bugger* :P
2:11 am
Griffums

All the bank talk has completely confused me. I need to just work on another part...
2:12 am
LUCKY

hi all I'm stunned about the grid its a big one.
hallo sprite moge!
2:12 am
micamonkey

88 more
this feels like a babble marathon to me
2:12 am
GreyWoulf

I'm with you there, Griff
2:14 am
sprite

Hi there Lucky, goede morgen!
No 'snert' for babble, alas.
2:16 am
EasternBlue

hi Lucky...
2:18 am
EasternBlue

figured out the carriage...worked from there...monkey typed & got that blasted 'e'...
Yipee!!
2:18 am
sprite

Time for a biggies recap:
9s:
Be78, Er66

8s:
Be55, Bo55,
De45, Er50,
Ne45, Re50

7s:
Be40,
De32, De36, Do36, Do32, Du36, Du36
En28
Ho32
Ne32, Ne32
Or28
Re26
Se32
Te28, Th36, Th36, Th32, Tr32
Wi52
2:18 am
GreyWoulf

Good work, EB!
2:19 am
sprite

Feels good, doesn't it, Eastern! :)
2:20 am
EasternBlue

Good enough to even allow myself to go to bed...

Night kiddies...catch you tomorrow (today) after I catch some zzzz's : )
2:21 am
sprite

Sleep well!
2:21 am
Griffums

Oh, I just got it. Why it was sticking in my head as familiar - and where I got it from - is from a datasheet that I used for years to collect field data on plants in the arctic. It's just we called it EPU for short. I had to think about what that meant...
2:22 am
mab

Later EB.
2:22 am
GreyWoulf

I'm doing pretty good, if I do say so myself

I'm still missing most of the 7's & 8's, but I only have 112 to go and I haven't hit the two letter list yet.
2:22 am
GreyWoulf

G'Nite EB
Pleasant dreams :)
2:23 am
sprite

Sounds good, Woulf!
2:23 am
Griffums

Though now that I know what the word is, I have to say I still have no idea how any of the other clues you gave fit it. But that's....okay.
2:23 am
GreyWoulf

sprite - btw, thanks for the er, but I got the be9 by myself :)
2:24 am
sprite

That's the nicest way, Woulf :D
2:24 am
cybernan

Can't keep any of the clues straight, so it's time to quit for the night -- don't know how some of you stay up til 4:00 am! Cheers!
2:25 am
Griffums

bye c-nan
2:26 am
GreyWoulf

c-nan - obsession is a funny thing :)

G'nite!
2:26 am
micamonkey

the only 8 i got by myself was the Re8 *sigh*
2:30 am
mab

Good night Cybernan and everyone. I actually need to unwind a bit from the game to sleep (I am queen of nerds).
2:30 am
Griffums

bye-bye, mab
2:31 am
GreyWoulf

G'Nite, mab
2:31 am
sprite

And of Babble, mab :)
Mica: I think any word you find on your own makes you feel good. And finding an 8 all by yourself is wonderful, every time!
2:32 am
micamonkey

thanks sprite lol
im not toooo upset about it
i mean sometimes its harder getting the annoying 4 letter words
2:33 am
sprite

That is true, mica! I have spend HOURS on 4 letter words. Especially the crms and ywis and hisn kind.
2:35 am
micamonkey

yeah sprite
tell me about it
i just spent like half an hour looking for ru4/5 and still cant find it. sometimes its so obvious but then we dont see it coz we're thinking its something funky zzz
2:37 am
sprite

They are the toughest: the common ones! LOL!
Think crafty stratagem; a subterfuge. And don't hit yourself over the head with something fishy after you found it ;)
2:37 am
GreyWoulf

that's the curse of playing a game like this for a long time -- eventually you become so conditioned to look for the oddballs that the mundane becomes invisible
2:39 am
micamonkey

sprite, im looking for the OTHER RU 4/5 lol
2:39 am
micamonkey

GW: sigh or start putting vowels together
or imaginary plurals
and funky endings... lol
2:40 am
GreyWoulf

mica - one who regrets
2:40 am
Griffums

Finally got that se 7, and almost had one in the doing.
2:40 am
sprite

Roflol! That's someone who regrets... but it sounds like more streety, if you're into french.
2:40 am
micamonkey

interesting how the OR5 and 7 came up in another grid 2 days ago
2:41 am
sprite

LMAO, Griffs!
2:42 am
micamonkey

OMG!!!!!!!!
sprite.. u are totally right
ive gone stupid!
THAT WAS SO OBVIOUS! and i didnt even bother trying that coz i thought i got it already!!! *Faints*
2:42 am
sprite

I am really fascinated by the way words come up frequently over a couple of grids and then disappear for weeks or months.
2:42 am
micamonkey

lol thanks for the clue griff ;)
and all those alternative spellings
*does the angry old man wave*
2:44 am
GreyWoulf

Thx for the tip, Griff!
2:45 am
sprite

Just went into the list-checking phase and found 3 forgotten plurals right away. And one singular too. Mistyping or lazy thinking?
2:46 am
micamonkey

think im gonna stop AROUND 200... lol and maybe some more
then i really gotta go get some studying done hehe
2:46 am
micamonkey

sprite, i think sometimes its easy to think u've already typed it and just go on to the next one
2:48 am
GreyWoulf

I never cease to be amazed by how many word don't have meanings in the connected dictionary...
I just checked one of the de7's and while it had no def, it gave me a de6! :D
2:48 am
sprite

I guess so. Or typing too fast, before the refreshing is complete. Well, anyway, it helped me found the last Sses. 12 more to go, can't stop now. Even though I should get dressed and ready to go shopping with my daughter. Girl's weekend here, with our men gone, we are going to enjoy it ;)
2:49 am
Griffums

That's what my problem is, sprite - I type in the forms and I don't realize that it doesn't catch it as fast as I type.
2:49 am
micamonkey

:D no weekend for me till december :(

for some reason i keep forgetting the S on the left of the grid
2:50 am
sprite

So do I, Woulf! I always look them up in infoplease, there are so much more defs there. Brainboost is nice too.
But I couldn't find a def for the extended check-thing anywhere.
2:50 am
sprite

SSSSooooo sssssslllloooowwwwwww down a bit, Griffs! ;)
2:51 am
Griffums

Look who's talking!
2:53 am
Griffums

Given that those bursts are interspersed with many minutes of no progress at all, you'd think Babble could catch up.
2:53 am
judierae

Hi
2:54 am
sprite

It should!
Funny, isn't it, how you always seem to find words in boosts, even if they are not related. I was missing so many Sses at first, and then I remembered my feet and pfui, was I typing fast all of a sudden.
2:54 am
sprite

Hi judie!
2:55 am
judierae

I detest 4 letter words!
2:56 am
sprite

You can detest 111 of them here :)
2:56 am
Griffums

Well, you're gonna be mad 111 times! :) (We'll duck!)
2:56 am
micamonkey

im clearing my 4s right now just to make myself feel better lol
2:56 am
Griffums

<comments in stereo sound brought to you by Sprite and Griffums>
2:56 am
GreyWoulf

OK, I have to go to bed--- I have 97 to go including the de, ne, and re8's; but it's 4 AM! and I have work later...

It's been lots of fun, ladies!

See you tomorrow

(*hugs for all*)
2:57 am
Griffums

Goodnight hugs, GW -
2:57 am
sprite

*warm hug back*
Sleep well and work with pleasure, Woulf... enjoyed your company as ever :)
2:57 am
judierae

I can't even count that high!!!!
2:57 am
micamonkey

gn gw :)
2:57 am
sprite

Lol judie :)
2:59 am
micamonkey

just now i was struggling to get over 200
and while busy typing 4s, i ended up over and not knowing hmmm
2:59 am
renfield

enjoyed the evening gw -
2:59 am
sprite

An insisting daughter helps speeding things up. 258 words / 4.98 / 3681 points it is for today. Can I help anyone along with a clue while I am getting dressed?
If not, good hunting to you all, thanks for the wonderful company and help and see you all tomorrow.
3:00 am
Griffums

GAWD, Sprite, I just do not know how you do it!
3:01 am
micamonkey

sprite, du 7/36 pls :D 2 of them :P
3:03 am
tbear

Awwww missed Greywoulf...but GRIFFUMS and SPRITE...Morning happy babblers....:)
3:03 am
tbear

and MICA....mawning...
3:03 am
Griffums

Hey tbear...
3:04 am
micamonkey

morning tbear :D
3:04 am
micamonkey

its a big puzzle today :)
3:05 am
sprite

They are not too obvious. First Du7 is plural to tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind. Rhymes with latin word for leader of 100 men.
The other is plural of thick, nonpile cotton rug of India, alt. spelling (figures, babble spelling as usual). Rhymes with what you should not have to be happy.
3:05 am
sprite

hi Tbear! Good day to you, dig in... words enough for all of us :)
3:05 am
Griffums

That fruit is the one that's REAL STINKY too!!! Tastes great - horrible smell!
3:06 am
sprite

That's the one, Griffs... awful smell!
3:06 am
micamonkey

mmm i should know the fruit shouldnt i... seeing how i live in SEA... :P
3:06 am
sprite

Err.... rhymes more or less, I should perhaps add.
3:07 am
micamonkey

but again the way we spell it here is different hehehe
we spell it with an A
damn alternative spellings :P
3:07 am
Griffums

Yes, I tried it with an A to start with also
3:08 am
tbear

I'm supposed to be sleeping still,was up til 3.30 and then my brother in Spain woke me with a text saying the new girl in his life has no passion or belief in true love,so then we exchanged about 20 bro and sis texts about life love and passion AND now I'm wide awake....!!
3:08 am
micamonkey

thanks sprite for the clues *huggle*
have a good girls day :D
3:09 am
Griffums

Gee, I'd be saying that's the *ex* girl in his life...
3:09 am
micamonkey

tbear: awwwww
3:09 am
sprite

((((tbear))))
You are a great sis. We'll keep you company till you get drowsy again... welll.. they will, cause I must split in a minute.
3:11 am
micamonkey

griff: agreed! heheh
3:14 am
tbear

But this is the 'new' girl that he left the 'cow' one for...so that's 2 exes in about a month...Still on the bright side,means i get him all to myself at Xmas...lol he's so gorgeous,42,handsome,intellige nt,thinker,sensitive,manly.... any offers out there...only take 10% COMMISION...HAHAHA
3:15 am
micamonkey

lol tbear i saw that coming :P
stop trying to sell him off here ;)
3:15 am
Griffums

Oh, I'm not minimizing his pain by any means. Feel free to pack him up and send him over.
3:15 am
sprite

For your brother:
he's worth better, more fish in the sea, no handful but a land full, and NEVER settle for anything less than passion and love and commitment together :)
And no, I am already taken and very loyal to my wonderful husband, lol.
3:16 am
micamonkey

this only tells me one thing...
im not going to get any smarter when i grow up
and all these love problems doesnt go away... EVER! *wails*
3:17 am
micamonkey

at least my dear babble will always be the one solid rock of joy in my life *huggle babble*
3:18 am
micamonkey

221 words
think i should take a break? :/
3:18 am
Griffums

Actually they do go away, when you finally figure out it's *inside you* that you should be looking for it first. It's just it takes 40 or 50 or 120 years to get that through one's head. I am still working on this.
3:18 am
tbear

wILL PASS ON ALL sentiments to him.....Griff..expect a motobike roar in your drive any day now....Right time to Babble...head down..here we go :)
3:18 am
sprite

Mica: I have been married to the same man for almost 10 years now... together for 12... still very much in love and no problems we can't overcome together. So keep hope, lol. It may take some investment in time and energy and ego stuff, but it can be done.
3:18 am
Griffums

And Babble will always love you RIGHT UNTIL DR GOD PULLS THE PLUG
but that PROBABLY won't be for ANOTHER DAY or so
:)))
3:20 am
sprite

And mica... a break? Now? Now that you are so close?
Of course you should :)
3:20 am
sprite

But you won't. :P
3:20 am
micamonkey

lolololo that was wicked sprite :P
i actually thought u approved of me taking a break! :P
3:22 am
sprite

I do, but my approval will not make you take a break, I am sure ;)
Really off now, have a great day/night/whatever all of you.
3:22 am
LUCKY

Sprite I cannot find the be 7/40, be9/78, be8/55
any little hints you wish to share phaps ... puleeez?
3:22 am
micamonkey

anyway speaking of love
interesting how u used the word investment too sprite
coz i always think thats how it is..
well hopefully me and the bf gets together and happily ever after <_<

griff, mmm 120 years? *shudder*

meanwhile, it's onwards with babble! LOL
i only have all the big words left *does the edvard munch Scream pose*
3:22 am
Griffums

Bye-bye sprite
3:22 am
micamonkey

lucky, be + th5/12 :)
3:23 am
sprite

Lucky: there is a Th combo that is very pricky. Let that BE and you'll be there. ;)
3:23 am
micamonkey

griff, why are u still awake?
3:24 am
Griffums

Because it's barely past midnight and I don't have to be anywhere until 8 or 9 in the morning.
3:25 am
tbear

Guys,especially Mica...there is so much to look forward to..as Griff said eventually you find you don't 'NEED' something from someone else and THEN you're probably ready to commit with no hassle...unfortunately by then you're (NOW READ ME) so set in yr ways,you can't be bothered....hahahahahah I'm 45 (read 12),never married,never lived with anyone,except my two girls and all the cats AND AM BLISSFULLY HAPPY. and still believe in love,passion AND commitment...Goodness this is heavy after no sleep
3:25 am
micamonkey

griff, u a westie :)
3:26 am
LUCKY

dank je sprite, thanks micamonkey all in a jiffy.. help can work miracles!
3:26 am
Griffums

Yep. I have a bunch of exes in my wake but god knows I wouldn't actually have wanted to end up keeping any of them!
3:26 am
tbear

mica...that's a shaggy sheepdawg if ever i saw one...
3:26 am
micamonkey

tbear: *hug* thanks and YES its very heavy for no sleep!
LOL go back to bed :)
3:26 am
Griffums

Westie by location but not breed. :)
3:27 am
micamonkey

griff: ahhh
well my bf's in SD but hmm not by breed either :/
3:28 am
Griffums

Long distance romance eh?
3:28 am
micamonkey

yes my dearest shaggy sheepdawg
now that tbear put that image in my head i cant get rid of it
lol tie cap and all :P
3:28 am
LUCKY

tbear I"m with you single and blissfully happy... and no sleep yet
3:28 am
tbear

One word down and 257 to go......and what word was my first after our conversation bo4......lovely
3:29 am
tbear

Yay...Lucky
3:30 am
micamonkey

griff, do u have wi6 and 7?
3:30 am
Griffums

I do - it's my tattoo! But no one got my clue!
3:31 am
tbear

Gis dat clue again den Griff
3:32 am
Griffums

The clue was:
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane.

As to planes, I cheated by one letter on the spelling when I said that.
As for birds, it's a species of duck, if that helps.
I just don't want you picturing that I have a Donald tattoo because it Isn't Anything Like That At All.
3:34 am
tbear

Clue is fab....just haven't got the brain power to work it out til i fill my belly with toast...back in 2 tics...I'll get it x
3:35 am
micamonkey

lolol ok ok no ducks on the dawg
ok ok :P
let me go figure out ur clue :D
3:37 am
Haz1558

Could another clue for the wi word be - hair piece followed by amost a very long time?
3:38 am
micamonkey

griff: the species of ducks clue is better than the plane thingy which made no sense to me :P
3:38 am
micamonkey

yes haz
3:39 am
Griffums

Yes it could. But that would be so super easy. :)
3:39 am
Griffums

Mica: It's a make of a small plane by Grumman.
3:40 am
tbear

Me neither Mica....and a pi6 can't be a species of duck...impossible...Griff you very crazy hound.....TOAST brb
3:40 am
micamonkey

so which one did u have on ur neck? plane or duck? :P
3:40 am
Griffums

It's a wi, not a pi. But the ending is the same.
3:40 am
Haz1558

Maybe when people are asking for clues they could stipulate whether they want 'crypic' , 'enlightening' or 'just spell it out to me'!
3:40 am
Griffums

The duck. :)
3:40 am
micamonkey

tbear... sweetie pls get some sleep
hehe its WI6 not PI6 :P *hug*
3:41 am
micamonkey

griff: ooooo very funky
I got a friend who is crazy about ducks
lol he was the one who helped me with it
all i had to say was "species of duck that starts with WI" lol and voila :P
3:41 am
Griffums

Haz- Tbear asked me for the clue I'd mentioned earlier, so that's why I gave it.
3:42 am
Griffums

Yeah, I gave you a little more than the last time - I knew you'd get it off the duck. :)
3:42 am
tbear

Hey Mica....I know,just saying a pi_ _ _ _ aaaaaand now as I'm typing I realised what Y O U R S A Y I N G and feel really silly a wi6......the letter change had to do with the plane not the duck HHHAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGG TOAST
3:43 am
micamonkey

haz: usually i like "VERY enlightening" but not spell it out for me str8away
3:43 am
Haz1558

No, I wasn't being critical, just musing about how sometimes you need different types of clues and wondering how you could get it across to the clue-giver.
3:43 am
micamonkey

*peeks at tbear* hehehe i see the lack of sleep coming out loud now :P
actually i feel kinda tired :(
3:44 am
Griffums

The plane - which has nothing really to do with it other than it's pronounced the same - is spelled the same except for the addition of a D as the third letter. But they do both fly. :)
3:44 am
Griffums

Oh, I understand, Haz. With 15 min to go I would not be so circumspect in my clues! :D
3:45 am
tbear

MMmmmmmm a l'orange......yes OR crispy duck with satay sauce and pancakes......me hungry...TOAST....ain't quite the same. Griff can i bite yr neck.......Well?
3:45 am
Griffums

...I just happen to have a very deep attachment to that word since I had the image permanently put into my skin.... :)
3:45 am
Haz1558

I've never been on when the grid is about to change. Does it become frantic or are people resigned to their fate?
3:46 am
Griffums

Tbear, we talked quite a while about where exactly to place it. :)
3:46 am
micamonkey

tbearrrr
now u're making meeee hungry!!
3:46 am
micamonkey

haz, frantic
3:46 am
tbear

Griff...lol...too much information
3:46 am
Griffums

Haz - Both. It fries my nerves terribly trying to help people. There are a lot of people on just then, and what seems to happen is people choose someone to help and you try to ignore all the other frantic conversations except with the person YOU are trying to help.
3:47 am
Haz1558

It sounds exciting? Does any money change hands???
3:48 am
tbear

Haz I have once and it's kinda scary...one minute you're there with your friends and suddenly things start happening without you and then i got worried cos couldn't.....whatever.....it was weird....but fun
3:49 am
Griffums

People are barely coherent - I'm not sure they could count money!
3:50 am
Griffums

TMI Tbear? I'll have to tell you the story privately sometime. It sort of all fits in with your brother. (Er... he's not the reason I got the tattoo.)
3:50 am
tbear

Right def off 2 make toast now for Mica and 'me'...ginger marmalade ok for you hun? Or duck? EEEEeeeee duck marmalade...that's disgusting...gets up and walks off
3:50 am
micamonkey

basically clues fly v fast
3:50 am
Haz1558

Gosh, maybe sometime I should leave my sleeping husband who sn6/18 very loudly and sneak onto the computer to see what's going on!
3:51 am
micamonkey

griff, ive 25 more to go and i think im in my "need clues or perish" stage
3:51 am
jallen

does anyone have a clue for do 7/36 or do7/32? they're driving me insane
3:51 am
Griffums

You can't give definitions and the like - there's not enough time. So those giving clues have to be brilliant on short notice. Sometimes it works. :D
3:52 am
Griffums

Jallen - remember the doomed frontier party that turned into cannibals in the Old West? Start there. The words use different consonants to end.
3:53 am
Griffums

You're doing better than I am, mica - I still have 68 to go!
3:53 am
jallen

thanks !
3:53 am
micamonkey

but i dun have any of the biggies
mm and i definitely dun know what cannibals in the old west! :P
3:54 am
LUCKY

wi 6/36 and wi 7/52 and wi 4/8 are WInding me up the wall WIE HELPT? SPRITE MISSCHIEN?
3:55 am
micamonkey

lucky, wi 6 and 7(pl) is a species of duck

and griff's tattoo :P
3:56 am
Griffums

And wi 4/8 is either electrical, or smart. (there are two of them)
3:56 am
LUCKY

Micamonkey I got that earlier from reading the log but it does not ring any bell not even the smallest ... sorry I guess I need the spelled out version.
3:57 am
Griffums

Haz gave the spelled out clue at 3.37 in the log
3:57 am
micamonkey

awesome griff for the cannibal clue :D
3:58 am
Griffums

I don't know why I'm giving you people clues when you're all ahead of me! :)))
3:58 am
Haz1558

Because you're very kind and generous...
3:58 am
LUCKY

Griff thanks hairpiece got that so far but a very long time? ... ages?????
3:59 am
micamonkey

griff, oh c'mon, lets exchange notes
what do u need?
though i only have all the small letters
3:59 am
Griffums

Even longer than ages.........
3:59 am
micamonkey

lucky, a very long time is e4/4
3:59 am
Haz1558

Think of a word for long long time that begins ae. Then take off the a
4:00 am
Griffums

No, I'm not organized enough to exchange notes, but thanks. I had only planned to do 100 before bed and I'm well past that. Have hours to work on it tomorrow (will probably need them).
4:00 am
micamonkey

hmm folks...
en6 and en7 is not related?
4:00 am
tbear

that wi 7 can't be plural it doesn't end near the s?
4:01 am
micamonkey

theres a S on the left side of the grid
4:01 am
Griffums

No, they're not related. The 7 is somewhat related to the 5 that lies between them.
4:01 am
Griffums

Take a different path, Tbear.
4:02 am
tbear

that's just like me Griff...giving clues but never,well almost never, finishing
4:03 am
Griffums

Lucky did you get the wi's?
4:03 am
LUCKY

Gosh I feel soooooooooooo stupid among you all
Guess my english is not up to speed for this grid
my hairpiece is getting into a frenzy for the longest time yet and still no clue ..... I need a stiff drink and a tub!
4:04 am
micamonkey

thanks griff :)
4:04 am
LUCKY

Griff that means no not for the longest time yet!
4:04 am
Griffums

You're not stupid!
Hmmmm.... let's think again
4:05 am
micamonkey

lucky, its WI4/10 (-s) + EO4/4
can't be more obvious than that :D
4:05 am
micamonkey

i notice that when i give out clues it always looks kinda mathematical.... hehehe and i dun even like maths :D
4:06 am
tbear

just seen the 'other route' to wi7....THANKS
4:06 am
Griffums

Let's see... you're looking for two vowels and a consonant if that helps
4:06 am
Griffums

Sounds very much like the birds that are famous for their presence in large public parks...
4:07 am
Griffums

(I could show you my tattoo but I think I have to get it labeled first) :)
4:08 am
tbear

Or in Trafalgar Square,Lucky. Loads of the blighters,all over London....but starts with w not p
4:08 am
micamonkey

griff, u could label it in latin and we wouldnt be able to make head or tail of it... maybe the beak... :P

btw where in the west are u?
4:09 am
LUCKY

Griff, tbear, micamonkey .... lets DANCE! WI IS DONE
4:09 am
Griffums

I'm in Anchorage.
4:09 am
Griffums

Happy dance!!!!!
4:09 am
micamonkey

congrags lucky :D
4:10 am
tbear

Tra la la la LA....aren't we just so FABULOUS dahlings..
4:10 am
Griffums

We ARE! We ARE faboo!
4:10 am
micamonkey

griff: lol waaaay far :)
btw does AK have the same timezone as HI or CA?
4:11 am
Griffums

Nope, we're in between. Actually we used to have five time zones just here (that's the distance across), but some years ago they made us all the same. Much easier.
4:12 am
micamonkey

yeah its definitely easier
5 timezones in one state is like..
"Omg im going to cross in the next timezone" just by rolling off your bed :P

i got 20 more and im really tired
4:13 am
Griffums

It sure screwed up state government, that's for sure - of course, that can hardly operate in one time zone as it is.
4:13 am
LUCKY

Anchorage, than England lets boogie the wor(l)d!
4:14 am
Griffums

We're dancin' the Funky Sounds-Like-a-Pigeon!
4:14 am
micamonkey

anybody has gi 6/ 27? (not the one that rhymes with dust)
4:14 am
Griffums

The g's I haven't even touched - have been working from both ends, so have all the G's and H's to do still.
4:15 am
Haz1558

It's the past tense of the gi 4.
4:15 am
LUCKY

To perk things up... still 154 to go... which means I''ll probably stay glued to the screen (and the log) instead of doing the work I need to do ...
4:15 am
Haz1558

The gi 4 is a Scots word meaning to complain or put on a distorted face.
4:16 am
Griffums

Thanks haz - now I have them both!
4:17 am
micamonkey

thanks i got the past tense :)
4:17 am
Griffums

I've spent another 20 min looking for two du's that it turns out I already had. I'm such a dork!
4:17 am
Haz1558

It's another of those words that is probably not used by the majority of the English speaking population but is well used in Scotland and here in Northern Ireland!
4:19 am
micamonkey

haz, i just didnt know its a verb
4:19 am
LUCKY

Griff ... ah what did you say dorc?????????????
not found so far!!!!!
4:19 am
micamonkey

still i should have tried earlier
since i stick every kind of ends to every kind of word lol
4:20 am
Haz1558

Oh yes, children are regularly told here to 'Stop your gi**ing!'
4:21 am
Griffums

Well, that's the other thing I do - I say things in frustration and half the time it turns out I use a word in the grid. Duh!!!
4:21 am
micamonkey

14 more
4:21 am
tbear

Chaps...the toast and hot chocolate have done their thing.....so I'm off to snooze AT 10.20 int he morning!! What's the bet i get 10 unsolicited sales calls from Mumbay before 12 noon. Great chatting (and a little babbling) with you girls....see you anon xx
4:22 am
micamonkey

griff, cant be worse than the last time i accidentally copied and pasted my word list on the log :'(
4:22 am
Haz1558

Bye tbear - unplug the phone!
4:22 am
micamonkey

nite nite tbear *hug*
4:22 am
micamonkey

*seconds haz* unplug the phone!
4:22 am
LUCKY

bye tbear... I'll miss you! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
4:22 am
Griffums

Bye-bye tbear!!!
4:23 am
Griffums

...and don't forget to unplug the phone!
4:23 am
micamonkey

gawd im getting a stiff neck!
4:23 am
tbear

Haz what a good idea......duh!! By the way always thought that gi4 was spelt gu (same finish) but maybe that's a different facial expression....BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEE
4:24 am
tbear

Me too Lucky...must be a dutch thing....DEFINATELY bye now zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzSNORTzz zzzzzzz
4:24 am
Griffums

Finally put all the G's to bed.
4:25 am
Griffums

...and actually that gets me to 201, so I met my goal and now THIS little G is going to go to bed too. Finish tomorrow I hope. Thanks for all the chat and company!
4:26 am
Haz1558

I'm ages behind you Griffums, but I'll have to go now as well. Duties call in the shape of dog walking and shopping. Maybe speak to you all later!
4:27 am
Griffums

Bye everyone!
4:27 am
micamonkey

nite nite grif!!!1
4:28 am
micamonkey

does anybody have ur 5/14 or se 6/21?
4:29 am
speedfreak sam

micamonkey you seem like someone who could help with words

4:30 am
The Happy 1

u+re4/5
4:30 am
micamonkey

sure i could if i happen to have the words
everything left on my list are big big big and im lost lost lost
4:31 am
speedfreak sam

does anyone have a clue for any of the 9s
4:32 am
micamonkey

BE9 = BE + TH5/12 (the prickly TH)
4:33 am
micamonkey

ER8 and 9 = a widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters but with fewer and narrower involucral bracts
4:33 am
speedfreak sam

thanks micamonkey!
4:35 am
The Happy 1

lol mica thats sum clue. not hit those yet i start at the end an work back.
4:36 am
micamonkey

happy, then i suggest u look for the TH series
its not difficult
one is a royal seat and the other's prickly
then u'll get the BE9s
4:38 am
micamonkey

thanks happy for the ur5 clue :)
4:42 am
The Happy 1

se 6/21 wot you do with a letter and 1st 2 letters of blowing instrument
4:44 am
micamonkey

hmmm happy, dun know why i cant get it
se** + o*?
4:46 am
The Happy 1

sorry 1st 3 letters of wot u do with letter...
4:47 am
micamonkey

thank u :) got it :)
5:01 am
micamonkey

does anybody have
de 7/ 32
de 6/ 33
please helP!!!
5:08 am
micamonkey

anybody around?!?
5:09 am
LUCKY

Micamonkey -- I could use those too! Please help anyone
5:10 am
Chris P

de6/33 - moist with dew.
5:11 am
micamonkey

thank u chris! :D
5:11 am
The Happy 1

place in ireland with english city lopped off
5:12 am
The Happy 1

...plural
5:13 am
LUCKY

thanks Chris!
5:14 am
Miyavi_fan

Greetings from England :)
5:15 am
micamonkey

happy: ???
5:16 am
micamonkey

happy: haha ok i understood ur clue and got the word :D
thanks! :)
5:16 am
The Happy 1

de 7/32 sounds like place in ireland with english capital city lopped off front+s
5:16 am
micamonkey

i finished. anybody need help? i will be here for another few more minutes
5:17 am
LUCKY

HaPPY.. GO LUCKY????
5:18 am
Miyavi_fan

Good clue, the Happy 1! I've memorized the counties of Ireland by using the mnemonic FAT LAD, so that clue was very helpful to me :)
5:18 am
The Happy 1

well dun mica.:-)
b sum time b 4 im dun.
got 2 get 2 town in wee while.
5:19 am
LUCKY

yes pleez mica I need 12 more bo's
that is the last bo4/7 and then as of the first bo 4/6 down ... its a lot to bother but pleez ..
5:20 am
micamonkey

lucky, the last BO4/7 = James B***
5:21 am
judierae

.
5:21 am
micamonkey

the first BO 4/6 = the thing which ur skeleton is made of
5:21 am
micamonkey

hi judie
5:21 am
LUCKY

Mica james I have so the one before james pleez
5:24 am
micamonkey

the BO4/7 before that is what we call cute guys " hot B*** "
5:24 am
LUCKY

yes mica thanks but i need one more bo 4/7??
5:26 am
micamonkey

when u have a premonition, u say "this does not B*** well"
5:27 am
The Happy 1

bo4/7 sounds similar to residence
5:29 am
micamonkey

anything else?
5:35 am
LUCKY

Does anyone have the eb 5/14 ????
Much appreciated .....
5:36 am
Chris P

plural of the eb4/6
5:37 am
Miyavi_fan

does anyone have the remaining e?
5:37 am
Miyavi_fan

I mean, the last one of the e in the top left
5:38 am
LUCKY

Thanks a mill Chris .. I did not look to the left
got it now
5:38 am
Chris P

et4/5 Miyavi
5:39 am
Miyavi_fan

Thanks Chris :)
5:40 am
Chris P

At 208 I'm taking a break. I might even get dressed now!
5:40 am
LUCKY

Chris can I twist your arm for the er 9/66??
5:40 am
micamonkey

chris, i said that at 200 too
and i ended up sitting here till i finished :/
5:41 am
LUCKY

Geez we are really addicted ... my bath is long overdue
5:42 am
Chris P

er9/66 - plural of er8/50. A widely distributed genus of herb having flowering heads resembling asters. Hope that helps!!
5:42 am
micamonkey

ER8 and 9 = a widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters but with fewer and narrower involucral bracts
5:43 am
Miyavi_fan

*small voice* does anyone have a clue for the e8 + 9 that an ignorant 13 year old may get?
5:44 am
LUCKY

Sorry mica and Chirs ... errr .... too complicated
5:45 am
Chris P

Sorry - er8/9 are not words I've come across before and don't really look like anything else. Try a2zwordfinder??
5:45 am
micamonkey

hmmm er + vowel + GI5/12 (change i to another vowel)
5:46 am
Miyavi_fan

okay, gotta go tame the wild nest of hair, see you later
5:47 am
MissP

any clues please for the w6/36 and w7/52
5:47 am
micamonkey

missP, its a species of duck
5:48 am
Chris P

missp - rhymes with another bird beginning with p.
5:48 am
MissP

thanks micamonkey
5:49 am
MissP

and chris P
5:54 am
periwinkle

Hi everyone, I knew it was a big one when I found over 90 words in less than half and hour with out looking at the log.
5:55 am
micamonkey

yeah 258
5:59 am
LUCKY

Mica I don't have gi 5/12 only gi 5/14 so I'm still in the dark!
6:02 am
micamonkey

theres 2 gi 5/14 but no gi 5/12
6:03 am
LUCKY

Mica i have only the gi 5/14 which is a gi*** on a face
6:04 am
micamonkey

u have the gi 4/6 that is like bank transfer? just add a N behind
6:07 am
LUCKY

thanks mica three in a row *only* 133 words to go ...
6:08 am
The Happy 1

thats it i gota go now. 2 easy 2 get engrossed an lose track of time. c u l8r n happy bablin
6:09 am
micamonkey

l8r happy
6:09 am
LUCKY

bye Happy1!
6:16 am
micamonkey

any other questions or im leaving...
6:18 am
micamonkey

alright i be going now
tata all :D
6:19 am
LUCKY

mica pleez stay .. I need your help en 6/24
6:22 am
micamonkey

en6/24 = en + what u wear to bath or sleep
6:27 am
Jera

Greeting, all... it's a bad day for the gods... no Thor... no Horus... oh well...
6:40 am
Jo

Good Morning everyone!
Mornin' Jera....

Big one today, huh
6:49 am
LUCKY

micamonkey???? cannot find en 6/24 with your clues sorry
6:54 am
micamonkey

lucky, u know some people wear a bath**** -
just add that 4 letters to EN
7:01 am
LUCKY

Mica what would I do without you ??? thanks for the warm *coat*.
My struggle goes on en 7/28?
7:17 am
Babbler

258 words ?? and I gotta go shopping ?? pah!! typical!

hey all. thought I'd say top of the morning with my coffee!
guess what? I slept!!! :D
7:24 am
joelgee

babbler--
looks like big grid, but am getting lots of 3-for-1s
7:26 am
joelgee

hey, jera, m_f, chris, mica, lucky
7:26 am
Babbler

hey joelgee. hope I find similar in the shops....! :D
7:26 am
joelgee

well, you know . . .
7:26 am
lottijw

Yay Babbler!!!!! Well done, so do you feel better for it ??
Hi everyone :)
7:27 am
Jera

Yea!! People! I was sooooo lonely...
7:27 am
Babbler

I had like a million different dreams, Lotti! I do feel better for it. Haven't slept properly for days and days! :D
7:27 am
joelgee

lotti--
g'day.
7:28 am
joelgee

jera--
is that a gryphon?
7:28 am
Sanky

Good Morning to all - from the frigid mid west!! How goes it thus far???
7:28 am
joelgee

frigidly
7:29 am
lottijw

Hi Joel..... my hubby (of 11 years today) is off to sort mums phone and pc out today, so look out Macadam "should" be about again soon!!!!!
Babbler, i`m so glad you feel the benefit!!! :)
7:29 am
Sanky

I am already sick of the cold here, and it just started to get really cold this past week!!
7:30 am
sage

Happy Anniversary!
7:30 am
joelgee

sanky--
I know! It was like 52, 55, 60, 20! Ai! Ai! Ai!
7:30 am
lottijw

Thanks Sage!
7:31 am
Babbler

observation: when it's cold, your coffee doesn't stay warm very long in your mug..... (or tea).
7:31 am
Jera

Just a dragon as far as I know... western, of course... very misunderstood creatures...
7:31 am
joelgee

lotti--
congrats. 11 years. Any words of wisdom?
7:32 am
joelgee

western dragons very misunderstood. The peoples of the far east knew how to revere dragons.
7:32 am
Jera

I only have about 30 minutes before I need to start preparing for the day... we are having a wildlife friends treat workshop in my back yard this afternoon... drying blueberries ths morning for the deer treats, plus we are making pinecone bird feeders... a big favorite...
7:32 am
joelgee

This grid might be dragon on and on.
7:33 am
Babbler

Lotti - 11 years today? Happy Anniversary !! :D
7:33 am
lottijw

Yeah, loads of give and take!!!! LISTEN, and be honest, but most of all, don`t do it!!!!!!!!
7:33 am
Jera

How wonderful lotti! We just did thirteen...
7:33 am
Babbler

: ( ....... I haven't ........... do you think I should cross it off my Things To Do List?
7:34 am
joelgee

I hope you appreciate the set up, lotti. It was an anniversary present.
7:35 am
lottijw

Yes Babbler, definatley!!!!! These days it`s not worth it!!! The cost for starters :/
7:35 am
lottijw

Thanks Joel!!!!
7:36 am
Babbler

hmmmmm *remembers weddings in family......... just like the Royals........ lots of grumbling ............and wallet-airing..... maybe... . :s
7:36 am
Anj

Hi everyone :)
Happy 11th Lotti :D
Hey Babbler, glad to see you slept :)
7:37 am
Jera

I love Winter... especially in this new house, the cold cuts down on the tiny freeloaders, lotsa bugs here... however, the downside is the computer room is not heated....
7:37 am
Babbler

Hey Anj! :D
My, don't you look handsome first thing!!! lol!
7:37 am
lottijw

Thanks Anj.... hiya :)
LOL Babbler, ain`t that just life up north!!! hahaha
7:38 am
joelgee

jera--
ouch. How cold does it get where you are? Freezing?
7:38 am
Anj

...it's my 'just-tumbled-outta-bed' dreamy look lol :)
7:40 am
lottijw

MMmmmm dreamy to us for sure Anj!!!!!
7:41 am
joelgee

anj--
just so you know. Dreamy? Not so much here.
7:43 am
Anj

...I can live with that, lol :D
7:43 am
lottijw

Better go dry my hair and get to Macadams then!!!
May see you later, but i`m out tonight :)
Ttfn.
7:43 am
joelgee

have a great anniversary day, lotti. enjoy.
7:43 am
Babbler

see you later, Lotti! :D
7:43 am
Anj

have fun Lotti :)
7:44 am
LUCKY

Hi babblers, does anyone have a clue for the du 7/36
do 7/36 and ne 8/45???
7:45 am
Anj

Sorry Lucky, i've only just started :/
7:45 am
lottijw

Thanks guys :)
I forgot to say, the kids are sleeping at Macadams too!!! ;o)
7:45 am
joelgee

lucky--
not yet.
7:47 am
LUCKY

joelgee and anj ... good luck! Today is a tough one, I have been at it all nite and still 121 words to go ...
this time I think I will not finish ......
7:48 am
LUCKY

joelgee and Anj ...Can I help for a change??????
7:48 am
joelgee

lucky--
well, you're a real ray of sunshine.
7:48 am
Sanky

Jera-your wildlife party sounds fantastic...how did you come up w/ that idea?
7:49 am
Anj

Thanx Lucky - i'm ok at the moment. This one is going to be a long & leisurely plod thru' my vocab :)

Might have to declare this 'just one item of clothing Saturday' at some stage lol
7:49 am
LUCKY

Joelgee *we* aim to please ....
7:50 am
Babbler

*covers eyes after reading Anj's post*
7:51 am
LUCKY

Anj...... WOOPTIDOOO!
7:52 am
joelgee

lucky-
is that "we" in the royal sense or "we" in the multiple personality sense.
For all we know, you could be a royal!
7:52 am
hurshy

hey everyone!
7:52 am
Babbler

hi hurshy :)
7:52 am
joelgee

hi ho hursh!
7:52 am
Anj

Hi Hurshy :)
7:52 am
hurshy

joel - don't know if you read the chat log from last night, but folks were in rare form. wished you were there to join us. :)
7:53 am
hurshy

hey babbler, anj, lucky, lotti, jera, sanky
7:54 am
LUCKY

Joel --- *humbly stating* its just multiple royal my dear ...
7:54 am
joelgee

haven't read it, but sounds like it would've been fun.
7:54 am
Babbler

joelgee, start from when I arrived............ in the afternoon I mean, not at post time..... :D
7:55 am
Babbler

*looks all wide-eyed and innocent* : )
7:55 am
hurshy

one thing i know you would have found humorous. i had to ask what LMAO meant. then i was able to figure out the meaning of the addition of PM into laughter. so i said, "if you've seen one scatological abbreviation in a chat log, you've seen them all."
7:55 am
DarleenMB

huh. But everyone put their clothes back on ;-)
7:56 am
LUCKY

hurshy is back in town YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Join in hursh have a taste of the grid and wonder ....
what on earth *we* are letting ourselves into ....
7:56 am
Sanky

hello Hurshey
7:56 am
hurshy

gosh, 258 today. my student, raolen, when home for break last night, and i promised to meet him here for babble this afternoon. fighting to resist the temptation to start now.
7:56 am
Babbler

hey Darleen!!! no, pls don't get dressed on our account! (d-roool, d-rooool!)
7:56 am
Anj

....hence 'just one item of clothing Saturday' today Darleen :)
The best of both worlds.
7:57 am
Sanky

darleen-loving your icon...keep posting so I may keep drooling!
7:57 am
hurshy

except you darleen!
7:57 am
DarleenMB

well, yeah. what can I say?
7:57 am
Babbler

is it Skimpy Saturday ??????
Right.......... *dashes off to find a new icon*
7:57 am
joelgee

lucky reminds me--
"The Ruling Class" with Peter O'Toole. If you haven't seen it, see it.
7:57 am
DarleenMB

yeah Babbler! go go go
7:57 am
Babbler

what did you have for breakfast, Darleen?
7:58 am
DarleenMB

um. Well. A gritty protein shake. And now a cup of teechino (can't do coffee) plus a big glass of water. yummy
7:58 am
Babbler

is this skimpy enough ??
7:59 am
DarleenMB

And supplements. What did you have? Oh, right, it's almost dinner time for you now isn't it?
7:59 am
Babbler

and .... err, what time is where you are, Darleen?
7:59 am
LUCKY

joelgee -- haven't seen it but will do and let you know
hope it is for rent somewhere!
7:59 am
Anj

...mmm, nice little off-the-shoulder number there Babs :)
7:59 am
DarleenMB

VERRRY nice. I'm sure Paul would like that. And Vin, too for that matter.
8:00 am
DarleenMB

6:59AM
8:00 am
Babbler

why thank you, Anj! :)
8:00 am
LUCKY

are *we* playing strip poker or what ????
8:00 am
Babbler

so, Darleen, what do you usually do on a Saturday?
8:00 am
DarleenMB

no. Just drool worthy icons one-upmanship.
8:00 am
Marc Freeman

Lucky 7/36 is a type of Indian rug or floor throw
8:01 am
LUCKY

Yáll should join my artclasses .... nudes galore for drawing
8:02 am
DarleenMB

Ah babbler, my life is soooooo busy. Let's see. Hmmmm. Well. Uh. darn. Evidently not much. BAbble rules my life.
8:02 am
Babbler

Lucky, it's Skimpy Saturday (after Nude Friday yesterday).
:D
8:02 am
Babbler

so, Darleen, what's the view like out your nearest window?
8:03 am
DarleenMB

LOL. My computer room HAS no windows but if I go out to the hallway and look to the left ... the view is out the "wall" of windows that faces Big Goose Creek. Lots of trees, the creek, of course, and a meadow across the way which we can only see in winter (because of the trees) where deer, cows and horses romp around and the occasional mountain lion. How about your window?
8:04 am
Babbler

My view is very pretty.
Anyway, back to you! So, have the leaves all fallen yet?
8:04 am
joelgee

darleen--
romping cows?
8:04 am
Anj

Joel, milk shakes :)
8:04 am
DarleenMB

OK, romping calves? Cows do tend to be more placid.
8:05 am
Mariafay

hello Mom,

How is life in Esko, MN?

xx Mariafay
8:05 am
LUCKY

Babbler thanks for keeping me posted
Skimpy lets think ...
Should I just throw myself in a tiny indian rug and wait what happens???
8:05 am
Marc Freeman

Lucky did the clue help also my wife wants to take harp lessons, how difficult is it to get decent?
8:05 am
Eva

Good morning everyone, from cold Vermont (finally). Just finished the morning's time travelling through the log...living backwards. Have to pry myself away and take a bath. Elena, are you out there?
8:05 am
joelgee

anj--
i guess it does at that.
8:05 am
DarleenMB

Pretty much. We had a lovely autumn while it lasted but yesterday the wind blew through here and pretty much took care of that.
8:05 am
Babbler

all the ladies appreciating a regular post from Darleen?
; )
8:05 am
artlady

Oh frabjous joy! (she exclaims as she sees a nice big grid on a Saturday morning)
Good day to you all!
8:05 am
DarleenMB

Anj! you're a stitch... LOL
8:06 am
DarleenMB

AHA! I should have know there was an ulterior motive.
8:06 am
Anj

Hi Artlady :)

This one is shaping up to be a bit of a beastie...
8:07 am
Babbler

tee hee, Darleen!! you keep posting, y'hear?!? :D
8:07 am
Babbler

hi artlady luv!
8:07 am
joelgee

anj--
may look like a beastie, but lots of 3-for-1s
8:07 am
DarleenMB

Yeah, but then I don't have time to hunt for words.
8:07 am
artlady

I'm in the mood for a little beastie battling.
8:08 am
joelgee

artlady--
hi
8:08 am
LUCKY

MarcFreeman too long ... should pull some strings first to get the blond untangled ....mmmmmmmmusic to my ears
8:08 am
Babbler

tell you what, I'll leave you alone for a bit, ........ off to the shops now......... then when I come back, you keep posting so I have something to look at when I work on the grid. Deal?
8:08 am
Anj

Joel, found a few of those so far. Hope that's the rule, not the exception lol :)
8:08 am
DarleenMB

deal!
8:09 am
LUCKY

Hi joelgee ........ I like it I like it!
8:09 am
Miyavi_fan

TaDA! *jumps into babbleverse*
8:09 am
Babbler

hiya miya!
8:09 am
artlady

Miyavi--what a grand entrance!
8:09 am
joelgee

*steps aside quickly*
hi, m_f.
8:09 am
Anj

Yo Miya! :)
8:09 am
Babbler

ok guys, off to the shops............. be back later!
you be good! :D
8:10 am
Anj

Have fun Babs :)
8:10 am
artlady

toodles, Babbler
8:11 am
Babbler

ooh Anj - am I having beer later? should I get some?
8:12 am
DarleenMB

babbler, bring enough for the rest of us!
8:12 am
Babbler

actually, it's more likely to be organic ale, Darleen.... :)
8:13 am
artlady

Something nice and tasty, Babbler. NOT American bland stuff.
8:13 am
DarleenMB

I LOVE ale... mmmmmmmmm
8:14 am
Babbler

I don't do bland, artlady. Don't like to get tiddled, do like to sip and savour good flavours ! :)
8:14 am
Babbler

cor .... I soooo should have gone for a career in advertising.... !! :)
8:15 am
artlady

Sounds great, Babbler. I just went back thru the log a bit. Y'all had some very interesting chat going....hmmm, that's what I get for sleeping in!
8:15 am
Anj

Babbler, of course. Get some Lindemans Kriek or Cassis. Nice & fruity and doesn't get you wobbly.
OK, DOES get you wobbly but you would have to drink a crate of the stuff first :/
8:15 am
LUCKY

Oke guys this grid is not moving ... so I will ..
Off to bath breakfast (at a quarter past three in the afternoon!) and should get some work done
Hope y'll don't get too desperate ..
cheers L8R !!
8:16 am
Babbler

Lindeman's..... isnt' that wine? are we on wine tonight?
8:16 am
joelgee

stay lucky, lucky
8:16 am
Anj

Good speech - later Lucky. Me too...off to skip about the shower :)
8:16 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey Babbler, Anj, Joel, Artlady...how is everyone?
8:17 am
LUCKY

Joelgee yesss? what's up?
8:17 am
Anj

Babs, could do, could do :)
8:17 am
joelgee

m_f--
doing well. you?
8:17 am
artlady

Doing great, Miy! My daughter came home from college last night for Thanksgiving. Geez, she looks all growed up!
8:17 am
artlady

How about you?
8:18 am
Miyavi_fan

Urgh...in the middle of a particularly gruesome history essay, decided I needed a babble break :)
8:18 am
Babbler

makes note.... Lindeman's Kriek / Cassis........
see y'all a bit later :D !!
8:18 am
Anj

Miy, shattered. I'm battling the winter cold expeditionary force. That means i've won this round, but they will be back with re-inforcements in a bout 5 weeks time :/
8:19 am
Miyavi_fan

...though when I say 'in the middle of an essay' I mean I've put the title and 'during the 1800's'
8:19 am
Miyavi_fan

Hm...Anj, that puts my essay into perspective a bit :)
8:19 am
artlady

Very funny, Miy. What's the topic? Other than..."history"...
8:20 am
joelgee

m_f--
to me, that says it all. You're done! YAY!
8:20 am
Marc Freeman

Any clues on be7/40, 8/55 and 9/78
8:20 am
LUCKY

Joehoe joelgee .. ???
8:20 am
Jera

It's right at freezing here this morning, but will warm up to low 50's, nice & sunny! Lovely if not too much wind....
8:21 am
artlady

Marc, did you say earlier your wife was taking harp lessons? Was that you?
8:21 am
Jera

Sorry, that was a response to Joelgee from about 30 minutes ago... I forgot to post before I left... :{
8:21 am
joelgee

Joehoe?
8:21 am
artlady

To continue the window...cold and sunny, about 30 something. All the leaves are gone with the winds...
8:21 am
joelgee

jera--
knew that. how do you stay warm in computer room?
8:22 am
Miyavi_fan

Joel, any chance you can take over from my history teacher?
Artlady, bit of a sensitive topic for the chat log :/ "The slave trade, conditions and why it was abolished" I'm looking at three pages here :/
8:22 am
Jera

Anyway... I'm back, blueberries are drying, all's right with the word... my daughter just finished her 11th Girl Scout badge!!
8:23 am
LUCKY

joelgee what is keeping me from my hot tub and leisure breakfast ..
8:23 am
artlady

Short amount of space for a big topic. Good luck!
8:23 am
artlady

Congrats, jera!
8:23 am
Jera

Cold doesn't bother me much... sweats & socks & I'm good to go if I'm out of the wind...
8:23 am
Jera

The coughing & fever help to keep me warm too! ;>
8:24 am
LUCKY

Is anyone interested in harplessons???
8:24 am
artlady

My mother keeps her place about 60 degrees--we need to wear winter coats inside! And that's during the day...at night it's colder.
8:24 am
Jera

Hey artlady! Your new icon's still freakin' me out!
8:24 am
artlady

My mother plays lap harp, partly self-taught and partly her SCA friends.
8:25 am
artlady

Ok, Jera, give me a few minutes....
8:25 am
Miyavi_fan

Thanks Artlady :)
8:25 am
Jera

I think I'll be playing with some Harry Potter ones I snagged this weekend... icons, I mean...
8:27 am
Jera

I consider 65 a bit too warm inside... not much of a problem since our house is hardly insulated...
8:27 am
LUCKY

bubble bubble bubble bath bacon and eggs
sounds like music to my ears ... so unless there is an urgent I mean URGENT reason for my stay I'll skimpy off
off and away ... L8r guys and dolls will think of you x
8:28 am
Jera

I love SCA!! Card-carrying member for nearly 20 years now...
8:28 am
Miyavi_fan

...SCA?
8:31 am
LUCKY

artlady do you know harpjane?
she plays the harp too just like me
AND now I'm off for real bye bye
8:33 am
Jera

Society for Creative Anachronism... basically, camping out like barbarians, mock battles, feasting... stuff like that...
8:33 am
tbear

Afternoon all.....feeling vaguely Iranian or chinese or something...realised I always read the chat log backwards and most frightening of all is it makes sense to me....That means that either I'm mador you guys are...ha
8:33 am
artlady

Jera, I was the first Queen of Love and Beauty for Northshield....over 30 years ago....
8:34 am
artlady

I think it was Northshield....Minneapolis, anyway.
8:34 am
Miyavi_fan

Sounds fun, Jera :)
Hey Tbear :)
8:34 am
joelgee

I used to work with a SCA guy who went to PA every year for some gathering. He was king of something or other.
Everytime a movie would come out with armor or sword fighting, he would launch into verbal essays about what was wrong with the details.
8:34 am
Jera

How cool, artlady! I bet you were a great Queen!! I was always in too much trouble to get any official acknowledgement...
8:35 am
artlady

That's my mother. She's a medievalist...12th century.
8:35 am
Jera

Knowing stuff can really ruin movies & TV for ya... some fact checkers should be drug out in the street & shot...
8:37 am
Jera

Of course, sometimes TPTB ignore their specialist... a good friend of mine was (supposed to be) the specialist on The Craft... and well, that kinda speaks for itself... let's just say she was basically ignored... that movie would be hilarious if so many people didn't take it as Witch gospel...
8:39 am
artlady

Ok, Jera, I changed it....but it may be worse...It's supposed to be a hand showing "peace"...doesn't translate well when I downsize it.
8:40 am
joelgee

artlady--
looks like a peace sign, but if i didn't know, could be a bunny
8:41 am
artlady

yeah, joel, it's because I decided to color it in with a colored pattern. too much fiddling!
8:41 am
Jera

It's Little Bunny Foo-Foo!!
8:42 am
Miyavi_fan

*confused and a little scared*
8:42 am
Jera

Of course, my Dragon looks like a Gryphon, so who am I to tease?
8:42 am
sherb

aftrenoon all from cold and sunny London :) an ideal sized grid for a lazy Saturday afternoon...
8:43 am
Jera

An excellent frame of mind to keep around here Miyavi_fan, LOL!
8:43 am
Jera

Greetings, sherb!
8:44 am
artlady

*sob* I'm leaving....
8:44 am
sherb

hey Jera! you're wearing my favourite colour today :)
8:44 am
Jera

Seriously, I liked the drawing of you best, artlady!
8:45 am
Jera

I was in a dragon-y mood today... :)
8:45 am
sherb

artlady - I still have the picture of you with the shining eyes :)
8:46 am
Jera

Purple is my third favorite color, ties with second some days...
8:46 am
Jera

Refresh, sherb...
8:46 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey Sherb :)
Jera, you may be right there. Fear raises awareness :) And as for icons looking unlike what they're supposed to be...well, my icon looks like a girl when it's really a guy! Seriously, how many people thought he was a girl?
8:47 am
sherb

hey Miyavi :) must admit I thought it was a girl...
8:47 am
Marc Freeman

Yes artlady, my wife wants to take harp lessons. She is borrowing a harp from a friend and another friend, Rick Stanley, makes harps.

Lucky did you ever get my clue on du7/36 and is anyone giving clues today. You're a chatty group but this is a monster one and I am not getting through it. If I don't do this I got to back to editing my book ugh which I hate. But the wife is on me to finish it.
8:48 am
tbear

Miy..have realised the less I say bout yr Miyavi the better,last time u flew at me....lol
8:49 am
Miyavi_fan

Eh heh...sorry about that. It's just, at school, I get so much "what the hell is wrong with them?!" and "that's a girl, you retard" that I tend to be over defensive...
8:49 am
Miyavi_fan

Marc, you're writing a book?
8:50 am
Marc Freeman

Yes
8:50 am
artlady

Jera, see what you've done... (refresh, all)
8:50 am
dlfox

du7/32 - tree of southeastern Asia having edible oval fruit with a hard spiny rind
8:51 am
Jera

I thought your icon was a picture of you (a girl). He's very, very pretty!
8:51 am
artlady

Marc, my mother bought her harp from someone in Hudson, Wi (I think)...not tooo terribly far from you in geographic terms (closer than London!)
8:51 am
tbear

Artlady I prefer the smily drawing...you are frowning in this
8:52 am
Miyavi_fan

Pretty indeed, Jera :D I'm not too keen on people taking pictures of me in the shower!
8:52 am
Marc Freeman

Where is Hudson, I am about 4.5 hours from Chicago.
8:52 am
artlady

Yes, tbear...I tried a new icon and got all sorts of grief...not just from Jera, but other days. That's what I get for trying to branch out!
8:53 am
artlady

Hudson is on the Mississippi River, where I-94 crosses over it on the way to Minneapolis.
8:53 am
tbear

Some people just don't appreciate creativity :)
8:53 am
joelgee

artlady--
all artists take grief for their efforts sometimes.
8:54 am
Marc Freeman

Yes, it is where Menards headquarters is right near there. But that has to be at least 5 hours from me. How far from Chicago?
8:55 am
Miyavi_fan

I think your icons are wonderful, Artlady. I love the style they're done in!
8:56 am
Sherry

Hi crazy people!
8:56 am
joelgee

hi crazy sherry
8:56 am
artlady

Ok, I'm transitioning (slowly) back from being hurt...(new icon again)
8:58 am
Sherry

Wow! that one looks like ' Colin and Cumberland' style. LOL
8:58 am
artlady

Marc, I don't know how long. Maybe 6 hours?? My mom is near Rice Lake, WI now. No harpists around. She goes to SCA events for that (altho the season is slow now). She'll be bringing it with her next week when she comes...she only plays old medieval music, tho!
8:58 am
artlady

Colin and Cumberland??
8:59 am
Sherry

Yeah! a BBC program to learn Gaelic and Welsh
8:59 am
artlady

(slow to respond)
Thank you, Miyavi!
9:00 am
artlady

Marc, are you near Iowa City?
9:02 am
tbear

Artlady...personally I liked your photo proper...it's nice to see real faces,don't you think. Mind you saying that,first time I saw Lolas Marilyn Monroe icon i thought it was Lola...so can be misleading....Put yr real photo up and to hell with the world...:)
9:02 am
Marc Freeman

Miy- didn't mean to be rude or cute when you asked about me writing a book. Should have told you what it is about. First I was going to write about the fear fathers have raising teenage daughters. Having raised two, I know. But I am writing about Renegotiating with Intergrity. Should be out in the spring.
9:03 am
Jera

Not so much todays, Miyavi_fan... but the first one for instance, & most others, actually!
9:04 am
artlady

Thanks, tbear. I was willing to share more of myself...showing (well, SORT of) what I look like to my world here. I guess the piercing blue gaze threw some people!
9:04 am
Marc Freeman

I am an hour south of Iowa City in small town called Fairfield. You should come on the first Friday nite of each month is Art walk. And all the stores in the town square turn into art galleries. It is quite something and the art is quite good.
9:05 am
Miyavi_fan

Wow, Marc! My ambition has always been to be an author :)

...Slightly masked by idealistic fantasies about being drummer of a j-rock band :S
9:05 am
artlady

Besides, everyone ELSE gets to change icons with no fuss!!! (hmmpph!)
lol
9:05 am
tbear

Oh...Marc...please write the teenage book...don't have a father in tow...but as I'm doing both jobs might help me...Truth is however difficult it seems,I'm probably blessed with sensible girls but STILL....doesn't stop the worry and fear
9:06 am
tbear

I have blue eyes too...won't worry me...honest eyes
9:07 am
Miyavi_fan

I know what you mean, Jera, there's definitely something of the adrogynous about the singers and bands I like, particularly Miyavi :) And especially Shinya...even his bandmates say he looks like a girl!
9:08 am
Marc Freeman

Miy I am not much of writer. Actually, I am not much of reader either. But you should just write everyday. Don't worry about anything just stream of thoughts or stream of consciousness. After a few months you might realize that you have something great. Which I am sure you will.
9:09 am
artlady

Well, Miy, shrinking these down to 48 pixels square does lose a lot of detail. I assumed it was a short-haired girl because it was linked to you.
Ok, off to make coffee. Any takers?
9:10 am
tbear

me please...will wash down the jalfrezi I just had
9:11 am
joelgee

tbear--
what is a jalfrezi?
9:12 am
tbear

Jera,Miy...getting such a strong deja vu feeling bout this puzzle...every single word I'm putting in and the whole positioning....Is it me alone???
9:12 am
Miyavi_fan

Not sure if that would work for me, Marc, since what is in my head is usually a lot of rubbish! I like to see the pictures in my head, then put them into words...
9:13 am
Miyavi_fan

I know what you mean, Artlady...what I don't like is when I can't get the proportions right...they end up really wide or stretched out.
9:14 am
tbear

Joel...a gorgeous curry I made yest,very tasty and quite spicy but not too hot,cos daughter no 1 moans.. By the way....haven't wished you happy Saturday...lol Always (used to) get you and Tor confused in wee brain
9:16 am
Marc Freeman

tbear- the key is listening, but really listening. Listening is a skill that everyone has to learn. First rule never interupt someone. Difficult but can be done. Second rule never think about how you want to respond while someone is talking to you. Third rule listen to what the person is saying really. Very often when there is a conflict people are communicating two messages to you. The message that is coming out of their mouth and the message they are saying underneath. Listen for the message underneath. Be silent when listening. In that silence you will find all the answers. Last rule of listening is be calm, be nice. Don't take anything personally. This is the hardest rule especially with teenage girls. But always try and be nice. OH and use humor wherever possible.

Sorry for the lecture but I get carried away sometimes.
9:19 am
artlady

Well said, Marc.
9:19 am
Marc Freeman

Miy- there is no rubbish in your head. Just write it down. Through what you call rubbish will be clarity. You will find it. If nothing at all you will get the rubbish out of your head. Try it for a few days and see what happens.
9:20 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey...we teenage girls aren't that bad, are we?
9:21 am
Miyavi_fan

...If I wrote down what's in my head at the moment, it'd be copyright...can't get a Dir en Grey song out of my head :)
9:22 am
roncook

afternoon all !
9:22 am
Sherry

Hi Roncook!
9:22 am
Marc Freeman

Miy- no not at all. But you hold such power over us it is scary for fathers. We are just always on pins and needles and it's just that we men just don't get it. If we don't get women which we don't, we certainly don't get teenage girls.
9:23 am
Sherry

Hey Miya: any site for me to at last see or read something about Miyavi?
9:24 am
Marc Freeman

Miy= you are not publishing it. If that is what is in your head write it down and then see what comes next. You might be surprised. Also, if you have pictures in your head then describe them when you write it down.
9:24 am
sherb

hi roncook!

Miyavi - you're very mature for your years :)
9:25 am
tbear

Marc.....very prophetic of you...will get there. After 6 years of emotional grief from the eldest,finding the younger a doddle....we actually have a gr8 relationship and even when they don't want to they tell me all the secrets,cos they know I'm their friend too....all these years...just the three of us...and very very close. I agree with everything you said but also think every parent must realise they every changing step the young person takes the adult needs to adapt to and many people don't...Any we'll be ok...I am a permenant teenager......Love this site get to talk out everything... :)
9:25 am
Sherry

I agree with Sherb: I thought your writing 13 in your bio was a joke.
9:26 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I hope you realize just how blissed out those words made me :D His music isn't for everyone, but if you're open minded (and don't mind that it's all sung in Japanese) you may enjoy it :) I'll put a link up for one of his PV's...just pause it until it's loaded fully then see what you think :) *pootles off to find link*
9:27 am
Sherry

Great Miya! The only Japanese singer I know a little an listen to is Saeko. She sings metal. Mostly in English though.
9:28 am
Miyavi_fan

Really? Wow, most of the time I'm told I'm immature! Anyway, this is a link to a Miyavi PV: http://www.youtube.com/?v=R2LA k0EAeE4
I think babble automatically puts spaces into links, so you may want to take that out :)
9:29 am
Marc Freeman

tbear- you are absolutely right. We get used to one stage and comfortable there and then all of a sudden the creeps grow. It's unbelievable. I have three, son 30, and two daughters. 26 and 24. I wish I knew then what I know now. I would have been such a better father.
9:29 am
Miyavi_fan

Really? Wow! I love it that everyone is so open-minded on here...
9:30 am
Anj

...broad-minded too :)
9:31 am
Marc Freeman

By the way, is anyone babbling? I haven't gotten a word in about 30 minutes.
9:31 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey Anj :) You've caught me in a blissed out state :D
9:31 am
Babs1

don't see how there can be so many g words
9:32 am
tbear

To right marc.....I feel no shame when i say i would willingly fast forward 5 yrs to have them well established in their lives and me FREE again....was off to South America when I had them. Curtailed. But the moment they're settled....Sud America...por alli voy....
9:32 am
Anj

Enjoy Miy :) They are many & varied throughout life
9:32 am
artlady

Miyavi, wild. Thanks for the link. Interesting to watch, too!
9:33 am
tbear

Oh yeah....Babble...words...point s
9:34 am
artlady

tbear...don't wish them out too quickly. It's great having the space now, but I miss the bright moments...altho my daughter and I get along MUCH better now that she's at college!
9:34 am
artlady

yeah, all these distractions and I'm only on the d's!!!
coffee.....
9:35 am
Miyavi_fan

*big cheesy grin* Just don't ask about the ice cream. What it has to do with the political statement...I don't know
9:37 am
tbear

I know I will miss them sometimes and don't get me wrong,I adore them both but I think female family members were not designed to live under the same roof. My mother and I are the greatest of friends,I can 'stay' with her and she can 'stay' with me but two weeks tops.....Women can't live with 'em can't live without'em... :)
9:38 am
Anj

lol Bear, I thought the saying was 'Can't live with 'em, can't live with 'em' :D
9:39 am
sherb

tbear - know what you mean, lol...I have two sisters and three nieces...we all get along great...we live in London, Kent, Middlesbrough, Birmingham...
9:40 am
snowyowl

Hi all - I have an hour or so free -so here I am. A real Saturday log today, relaxed and thoughtful - very nice indeed. Happy Saturday to you all.
9:40 am
Anj

afternoon Snowy :)
9:40 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey Snowy :)
9:40 am
tbear

Hey Anjy.... Sherb,my mothers in spain.....s'gr8 init!!!!
9:41 am
sherb

hi snowy, happy Saturday afternoon :)
9:43 am
Sherry

Hi Anj!
Miya: just watched the video and got to watch the other one in the list. This guy's looks is dyonisiac (in the psychological/archetypal meaning of the word)! I wouldn't say I like his looks (great smile though) but I do like his music.
9:43 am
Sherry

Hi Snowy!
9:43 am
Anj

Hi Sherry :)
9:44 am
Miyavi_fan

Great! Any idea what the other PV was? Since lots of people tend to sneak in totally random PV's and home videos into j-rock categories
9:45 am
tbear

Sherb...mind you,spending Xmas with her this year and already she's starting on me....If you go drinking with you brother,don't think you're staying here....I'm 45 at Xmas and he's 43,neither of us every get silly drunk (Ask Anj for confirmation of me anyway) have a hole in one leg...hhahaha....anyway all this on the phone whilst she's giving me a shopping list that far exceeds 20kg flight allowance...love her cotton socks...thankgoodness for gin
9:46 am
Sherry

Miya: Yep. It was Seikigata Koshinkyoku. Whatever that means! Japanese is a mystery to me (I'm learning Chinese).
9:46 am
snowyowl

tbear - how lucky to have someone, somewhere sunny & affordable! lol Some people have all the luck! Know what you mean about the females in one house tho'. Love my daughter with a passion but I don't think she and I could live together for long anymore! Mind you same goes for my son! Relationships change do much when your children grow and become parents themselves. Letting them go on to live their own lives can be difficult. Have had to learn that I don't always know best!
9:48 am
tbear

So Anj...next Saturday with the girl in da coach...ya I'll try to drag dS...It'll be our pre Xmas thingy,i'm away from14-26 dec...but birthday at mine b4 new Year..
9:48 am
Miyavi_fan

Ah, ~that~ one. Problem is, nobody knows what it means! Not even the Japanese fans...*shrugs* For some reason he's singing in a really rare dialect understood by about ten people surrounding the foot of mount Fuji lol
9:48 am
Anj

Yay Bear. Can probably do both of those :) Deffo next Sat
9:50 am
tbear

Snowy....yep yep and yep....hardest always for me is the difference between out and out cheek and good assertiveness...so i always try to take a minute b4 responding...just a couple of seconds
9:50 am
Sherry

Miya: lol! makes me feel less of an eedjit!
9:51 am
Miyavi_fan

Which dialect are you learning? I've got a friend who's learning Mandarin, a friend who's learning Cantonese, and a guy who only speaks Mandarin :) The two things he can say in English are 'nothing' and 'formula one' *sighs*
9:52 am
tbear

I'm off to scrabble for a bit...unlike here i tend to play and not chat....peace and quiet to you all.....bear hug :)
9:52 am
sherb

bye tbear :)
9:52 am
snowyowl

Oh & isn't holding that breath HARD!! My daughter is 27 and has started giving me those 'sad woman 'looks1 It does make me laugh & then I go away and worry about becoming ' sad '!
9:53 am
snowyowl

bye tbear See you later!
9:54 am
Miyavi_fan

See you Tbear :)
9:54 am
Anj

later Bear :)
9:54 am
Sherry

Miya: am learning Mandarin. Cantonese is more complicated pronunciationwise, coz you have 6 tones instead of 4.
9:54 am
Sherry

Bye Tbear!
9:55 am
Miyavi_fan

Great! Also about Cantonese, it's impossible to sound angry. Way too many l's to sound aggressive!
9:56 am
tbear

OOOooo those looks...yes get some of those...but mine are more like...'sad woman trying to be 'cool' and 16' like hell....ignore ignore ignore and take MORE gin with it..hha Bye for now Snowy...and Sherb,Miy,Sherry 'n Anj and everyone else........GONE
9:57 am
sherb

snowy - I started feeling sad and old when my niece, who's only 19 years younger than me, started laughing when I couldn't read the words on Teletext...and it was only a little portable! Now I've got glasses...and a 32 inch monster TV!
9:59 am
artlady

Hi Snowy, (several minutes late...)
9:59 am
Sherry

Miya: d'you know Nightwish? from Finland. Lyrical/Symphonic metal
10:00 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey, you get bad looks down this end of the age-range too! The looks thrown at me usually say "were you born a freak, or did you have to practise really hard?"...either that or, quite simply, "you're dead meat"
10:00 am
karenth

hello everyone
hows it going?
10:01 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I love Nightwish!
10:01 am
Anj

Hi karenh - oooh Andy Pandy :)
10:01 am
karenth

oooh johnny LOL
10:01 am
sherb

Miyavi - are these things said in jest?
10:01 am
roncook

hi karenth "its cool"
10:02 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherb...I wish...
10:02 am
snowyowl

I'd never had trouble reading anything until about 3 years ago Sherb. Have had specs for reaging which I rarely used and am extremely long sighted in one eye ( too bad to make a perfect lense for) ,wow can't read any small print without specs. does make you aware of ageing! LOL
10:02 am
Miyavi_fan

Hey Karen :)
10:03 am
snowyowl

Any of you had specs for reaging!!! LOL - reading!
10:03 am
karenth

lots of words today :D
10:04 am
sherb

well then you're definitely better off here Miyavi with people who care for you :)
10:05 am
Anj

hmmm...won't accept renoir. Enable needs a bit of culture...
10:06 am
Anj

...or roeg :/
10:06 am
Sherry

Hi Karenth!
Miya: that is awsome!!!!! So you've noticed I put a pic of Tuomas as an avatar today.
10:07 am
Miyavi_fan

Heh...don't worry, Sherb, just as long as I keep paying people to be my friends then it's all okay :D
10:07 am
artlady

Snowy, I have progressive lenses...cover everything. I still have to take them off when I bead, tho.

Anj, I agree--a little more culture, here!
10:07 am
snowyowl

or sweden
10:07 am
sherb

karen - what a blast from the past! Watch with Mother... :)
10:08 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I didn't want to say anything in case I was wrong! It happened before on a j-rock forum...I mistook one twin for another twin...oops...
10:08 am
karenth

its an age thing again (sorry) at least you can see andy p LOL
10:09 am
Miyavi_fan

If you're into the Finnish rock scene, what do you think of The Rasmus?
10:09 am
Haz1558

Bill and Ben were my favourites, along with Tales of the Riverbank...
10:09 am
snowyowl

Theres a guy on Antiques Roadshow - Paul something. His mother created Andy Pandy and the original puppet looks quite like him!
10:09 am
Anj

Miy! Noooooo. They were the Finnish Westlife before they discovered eyeliner :/
10:09 am
Sherry

Miya: lol! I love this guy. He's a real poet. A little Byronic (I like Byron btw). Ocean Soul is heart-rending.
10:10 am
sherb

only with my glasses on, LOL...otherwise, he could be Looby Loo for all I know! :)
10:10 am
karenth

i loved tales of the riverbank how about rag tag and bobtail........
10:11 am
Sherry

Anj: you're hard on them!!!
Miya: well, I got an mp3 cd of them, but they're not my favourites.
10:11 am
snowyowl

You ate all too young to remember Twizzle - I bet! I liked Picture Book which was on Mondays!
10:11 am
Miyavi_fan

Uh huh, I read something about them on a site and was wanting another opinion, since the author was raving about them. Not worth checking out then?
10:12 am
Haz1558

The Woodentops were good as well. Vision on with Tony Hart.
10:12 am
karenth

NOOOO i nearly had twizzle as my icon .............
10:12 am
artlady

Gosh, now I feel the gap between us...the Atlantic! Anyone know Sheriff Bob? lol
10:12 am
Anj

Sherry - manufactured. I prefer the likes of Hybrid Children, Turbonegro, Backyard Babies, Span...even Apoptygma Berzerk from that neck of the woods :) They've got more artistic integrity for me, tho' I accept that's a personal viewpoint...
10:12 am
Haz1558

I'm not sure if I remember Twizzle. I liked Blue Peter when the presenters acted like adults...
10:12 am
sherb

when I was about 10, my dad used to say I looked like the girl on the BBC test card...(this was when there was no daytime TV and you used to get the test card most of the day)...and as the girl was quite plain, I wasn't terribly pleased by this...
10:13 am
snowyowl

And Crackerjack with Eammon Andrews! LOL
10:13 am
Kimm

Hey all! I'm stuck on en 6/24. I can't seem to see it. Any clues, please?
10:13 am
karenth

oh sherb :(
10:13 am
sherb

all together now... CRACKERJACK!!!!
10:13 am
Haz1558

I remember Crackerjack best with Leslie Crowther - with Peter Glaze as his sidekick.
10:13 am
Anj

*Anj has a Peter Glaze moment and shudders* Snowy!
10:14 am
karenth

who gets the cabbage?????????????
10:14 am
joelgee

en6/24--
to put on your bath****
10:14 am
snowyowl

My sisters loved Torchy the Battery Boy ! I'm so old I can remember Muffin the Mule! ( before it became a dirty joke!)
10:14 am
Kimm

Your great Joelgee. Thanks!
10:14 am
karenth

anj im with you *double shudder*
10:15 am
Anj

OK, who can name The Herbs? :)
10:15 am
joelgee

kimm--
pshaw.
10:15 am
Haz1558

You knew Christmas was coming when they started to get the wire hangers and tinsel out in preparation to make the advent crown on Blue peter.
10:16 am
karenth

husband singing torchy theme tune *sighs*
10:16 am
Miyavi_fan

I'll take your silence as a no *scribbles The Rasmus off the 'to listen to' list* I'll stick with listening to Mazohyst of Decadence for now :)
10:16 am
sherb

*sings 'I'm a very clever lion called Parsley...'*
10:17 am
snowyowl

Lord Basil, Lady Rosemary , Parsley , Sage - ooh running out - they are on tele now on Noggin 8.00pm on Sky 618!
10:17 am
Anj

Now i'm getting all nostalgic. I come from an era dominated by Brian Cant, Derek Griffiths and Toni Arthur :/
I was only saved by Moschops :)
10:18 am
karenth

moschops????????
10:18 am
joelgee

snowy, hi.
are you saying you have no thyme?
10:18 am
Sherry

Miya: they're not bad, The Rasmus but I agree with Anj: pop-metal.
10:18 am
sherb

...and don't forget Dill...
10:18 am
Miyavi_fan

You think your musical era is bad? It's constant danger with mine! I could lose it and become a chav just like that! Just like that!
10:19 am
joelgee

m_f--
what's a chav?
10:19 am
Haz1558

The BBC used to repeat The Singing Ringing tree so often along with Robinson Crusoe.
10:19 am
karenth

miyavi NOOOOOOOOOOOOO not the chav thing
10:20 am
Haz1558

Oh, I don't know - a bit of bling and Burberry never hurt anyone....
10:20 am
karenth

the singing ringing tree was scary.........
10:20 am
joelgee

there's now a genre called pop-metal.
*slaps forehead*
what about post-modernistic neo pop folk metal?
10:20 am
artlady

joel??? help??
10:21 am
Haz1558

It scared me too - but then so did Dr Who.
10:21 am
Anj

karen Moschops - dinosaur...quite funny in places lol
10:21 am
artlady

Can't keep up with this chat...maybe that's a hint to work on the puzzle...
10:21 am
joelgee

artlady--
sure. what?
10:22 am
Miyavi_fan

Pop-metal? Ouch.
Joel, chavs are the subhuman creatures that are resplendant of my generation. They can be found in any area that looks dodgy, and usually wear fake burberry and velour. You'll be able to identify them by the smell of cigarette smoke and the fact that they're pushing prams by my age :)
10:22 am
karenth

we were all victims of dr who
what about quatermass and the pit ? :/
10:22 am
snowyowl

I hated the singing Ringing Tree yet it seems to be a favourite for loads of people. can still hum the Rob. Crusoe theme! Can also remember the black and white series of Robin Hood!!!
10:23 am
joelgee

yeesh!! okay. don't do that. where does the term come from?
10:23 am
Haz1558

Dr Quatermass - watched from behind the sofa.
10:23 am
joelgee

love The Doctor, but mostly the Tom Baker Dr.
10:23 am
Miyavi_fan

Joel, how about J/C-VK- pop rock?

Too many initials...
10:23 am
sherb

it's the music that makes these things so scary...I turn off the sound and it's not so bad...
10:23 am
fit1

It was so delicious to finish. YAYYYYY
10:24 am
karenth

well done fit1 :D
10:24 am
Sherry

Miya: not that bad. You have to sort out all these bands and singers. I hardly ever listen to the radio because I'm all too often disappointed. Most of the things I love listening to I discovered empirically. You know, when you're just browsing through the cds at the shop, and all of a sudden, you get this fist that hits your chest, were the heart chakra is (it's my mystical centre). And you know you've found something. You haven't listened to it yet, but you know.
10:24 am
snowyowl

Sorry Artlady - We Brits get very excited about old tv programmes and we got very little american childrens tv early on. I will say I get very nostalgic for I love Lucy and Bewitched tho!
10:24 am
sherb

ah, I preferred the Jon Pertwee Doctor...and I liked the latest one too...Christopher Ecclestone, yum yum!
10:24 am
joelgee

fit 1--
nice menorah
10:24 am
artlady

congrats, fit1!
10:25 am
joelgee

yeah. I liked him too, but he's history, isn't he?
10:25 am
artlady

No apologies necessary, snowy. It was an interesting exchange. You all got so enthusiastic!
10:25 am
joelgee

Ecclestone, I mean.
10:26 am
Sherry

Congrats Fit1!
10:26 am
sherb

yeah...there's a new one coming...recently played Casanova on TV here
10:26 am
joelgee

oh. and yay, fit1!!
10:26 am
Haz1558

Will today's children look back so fondly on their programmes?
10:26 am
snowyowl

congrats Fit1!!
10:26 am
Anj

Sherry, sounds like you're fit for LastFM.com too lol :)
10:26 am
markbowers7

well, Sherry, you could always check out my music...
10:27 am
karenth

yeah good old spongebob :)
10:27 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I know exactly what you mean. I was introduced to Miyavi by a Malaysian friend, and before I'd heard a single song I just new that I'd love it.
10:27 am
artlady

Oh, Sherry, last.fm is great! Anj and baggo got me hooked!
10:27 am
artlady

mark, what music? tell all...
10:27 am
Sherry

Anj: yeah! I'm gonna try that (otherwise I'll be stuck on Forth2, Edinburgh forever! lol!)
10:28 am
sherb

Haz - I find it hard to imagine that they will...at the risk of sounding old, there's some real rubbish on children's TV these days...
10:28 am
Sherry

Mark: yep!
10:28 am
snowyowl

I haven't got past CBBC yet Haz so don't see anything for over 6s yet! Twins are 6 in January so This granny could be a bit more informed then! I have had to remember ALL my nursery rhymes again tho'.
10:28 am
markbowers7

i just came out with my first cd earlier this year. u can preview tracks at: www.markbowersmusic.com
10:29 am
Haz1558

I agree - there are probably some very good programmes but a lot of it makes me shudder if I happen to tune in at the wrong time.
10:29 am
markbowers7

it's instrumental "new age" piano and keyboard (with some flute, etc)
10:29 am
Anj

lol Sherry...now that reminds me of freezing cold mornings in the Grassmarket when the mist is so thick you can't see the Castle :)
10:29 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherb, rubbish barely describes it. Nothing can prepare people for the psychological trauma inducing brainwashing facility that is Boobah.
10:29 am
karenth

i guess theres too much tv thes days, we were very restricted so it was special
10:30 am
Haz1558

Anj - the mist you're describing is the famous babble word - haar! I spent my student days in Edinburgh and my daughter is in her first term now at Edinburgh Uni.
10:30 am
Sherry

Anj: Caledonian blues?
10:30 am
markbowers7

...well, sorta "new age"...people are having a difficult time fitting me into a genre...
10:30 am
Anj

With you on that karen :) Blue Peter or Magpie....
10:31 am
karenth

magpie of course
10:31 am
Miyavi_fan

When there is no genre, make one up
10:31 am
Haz1558

Karen, you're right - TV didn't start until about 4.00 pm and children's TV was only on for an hour or so.
10:31 am
Sherry

Miya's right. Pop-metal? I made it up.
10:32 am
sherb

Blue Peter AND Magpie - could never choose between the two...same as David Cassidy and Donny Osmond!
10:32 am
snowyowl

OH Boobahs are Awful and the toys are even worse - They are a no no here!. I like Dora the explorer tho'. She does look like a human being and the 2 & 3 yr old can both count to ten in Spanish!
10:32 am
Anj

Sherry, used to love working up there, but never got used the cold wind blowing off the Forth and trying to sterilise me while I was waiting for a taxi at the airport lol :D
10:32 am
karenth

my mum always had tea ready just as the magic rounderbout started it was torture :)
10:33 am
snowyowl

Liked Magpie and Blue Peter! Too old for Donny and David I'm afraid!
10:33 am
artlady

ok mark, trying it out now...
10:33 am
Anj

I used to like Vision On come to think of it...
10:33 am
markbowers7

how 'bout: "ambient contemplative"
10:33 am
Sherry

Anj: LOL! I'd love the place then. I spent 9 years in Quebec and I miss the cold!
10:34 am
artlady

lol, mark!
10:34 am
markbowers7

or: "soundtrack-esque contemplative piano"
10:34 am
karenth

the gallery and morph :D
10:34 am
Sherry

Mark: let's say we listen to it and try to label it...
10:35 am
markbowers7

alrighty...check it out and get back to me....i'd love to know what u think
10:35 am
Miyavi_fan

See, Mark. Easy as that :D Unfortunately, I didn't make up J/C-VK-pop rock...quite scary really
10:35 am
Anj

Sherry, I think I have polar bear dna. I much prefer cold to hot, but i'm also solar-powered and go into a decline if I can't see the sun. Go figure...
10:36 am
Anj

karen, the mad inventor and weird caterpillar :)
10:36 am
karenth

gotta go guys glad you enjoyed the nostalgic memories
10:36 am
Sherry

Anj: you'd like Quebec. Dead cold but sunny!
I like rain and crazyl weather...which is why I'm trying to move to Dublin!
10:37 am
Sherry

Bye Karenth!
10:37 am
Haz1558

Bye Karen!
10:37 am
artlady

bye, karenth
10:37 am
Anj

'bye karenh :)
10:37 am
Miyavi_fan

See you Karen :)
10:37 am
sherb

bye karen...thanks for the memories :)
10:38 am
Sherry

Mark: I'll have to turn NIghtwish off...ouch...that hurts.
"patriotic to the promised land of never waking dream.."
10:38 am
Anj

Careful Sherry. Dublin is only a £1 Ryanair fligfht from Bristol so you would be obliged to attend the Bristol Babble support group when we meet lol :D
10:39 am
markbowers7

i appreciate your sacrifice....i hope u enjoy it...
10:39 am
Miyavi_fan

Ooooh dear...why, why, why, can't some sites have warnings?!

...

I think I need a hug...
10:40 am
Sherry

Anj: oh my God....dionysiac gathering ahead!
10:40 am
snowyowl

bye karenth
10:40 am
sherb

*hugs Miyavi* what's wrong?
10:41 am
markbowers7

which site, Miyavi?
10:41 am
snowyowl

You can have all the hugs you need Miy but where have you been now!
10:41 am
artlady

Miyavi??? You can handle it!
10:41 am
Miyavi_fan

Thanks Sherb...just another gruesome PV. Dir en Grey push a lot of limits...
10:43 am
Miyavi_fan

Thanks everyone...though it was my fault really, I should have just seen the beginning and stopped watching. Instead...urgh...
10:43 am
snowyowl

Theres one thing Miy - you spend so much time scaring yourself to death now - you'll be unscareable ? by the time you're 18!
10:44 am
Sherry

Mark: that is POETRIC....
10:44 am
artlady

either that, or you'll have hair the color of mine by the time you're 18...My dad did!
10:45 am
artlady

not from fear, just genes...
10:45 am
Miyavi_fan

Lol Snowy...it wasn't scary, just really, truly disgusting. To give a hint the first scene in the music video is an embryo being miscarried and then...disposed of...
10:45 am
markbowers7

truly?
10:46 am
sherb

Miyavi! - where's the entertainment in that?!
10:48 am
snowyowl

Ugh Miy - you should stop yourself! Better to be scared than disgusted! But at least you know the difference!
10:48 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherb, not for entertainment! And not something I enjoy watching, please don't get the wrong idea! I was downloading music videos from a site, and I downloaded a DeG one that I'd never seen before, called Mazohyst of Decadence, which is a really dark song...a child speaking about it's own abortion. Knowing DeG, I should have known better than to watch the PV, but...

I didn't.
10:48 am
Sherry

Mark: oh yes! It's like Eire when the gods walked its fields of green.
10:49 am
markbowers7

lol...i enjoy astonishing praise....
10:50 am
markbowers7

ok...now everyone has to follow Sherry's lead...ok go listen to my music... :)
10:50 am
Miyavi_fan

...Though it includes the norm of DeG PV's...insanity, pools of blood...the band's aim is to deal with issues that other bands don't go near.
10:51 am
Haz1558

They probably don't go near those issues for good reason!
10:51 am
sherb

hmmm...there's a reason other bands don't deal with those subjects...
10:52 am
Sherry

Miya: insanity is interesting (*persephone speaking*) but so hard to handle...
10:52 am
sherb

Haz - I guess it's a generational thing, lol! :D
10:54 am
Miyavi_fan

I don't know, I think it's good that they deal with issues like that. I'm not explaining them very well, but I guess just ignoring these issues and staying on safe subjects isn't going to make the problems any less real, or make them go away
10:54 am
Haz1558

Sherb - I feel so frustrated knowing that images stay in your brain whether you want them to or not.
10:54 am
Haz1558

But Miyavi - are they dealing with life and death issues in a respectful manner?
10:55 am
Sherry

Haz: I agree with you. And some people are a lot more receptive than others and they may end up sort of 'branded'.
10:56 am
Sherry

Mark: check some of the links to your tracks, some are 'dead'. Which is really too bad!
10:56 am
sherb

MIyavi - you're explaining it just fine...and I agree with you that subjects like that should be dealt with openly, but I just don't think a music video is the best medium...
10:57 am
Miyavi_fan

Haz, the way the songs are written isn't to show disrespect to the severity of the problem, it's to show everyone, 'these things can happen, this is what life can be like'. Dir en Grey just tend to get over-passionate when it's something they truly do care about
11:00 am
Miyavi_fan

Maybe you're right Sherb, but as a band, it's one of the only ways open to them. This is why lots of Dir en Grey PV's are censored...
11:00 am
gardengirl

mark, checked out your site - your music is stunning! azure morning and one life are quite lovely and I may have to purchase.
11:01 am
Sherry

Zut, still 152 words left. I need a Twix Top...
11:01 am
Miyavi_fan

Wait...I can tell I'm still not doing a very good job here. Two members of Dir en Grey - the lead singer and the guitarist - did a translated interview with Jonathon Ross...who's better to explain it than them? http://www.youtube.com/?v=jknV PNKuXGI
11:02 am
markbowers7

thank you so much, Gardengirl.... :)
11:04 am
snowyowl

mark - listening whilst babbling - Fab! great for stressed people like me! Will be listening to more!
11:06 am
artlady

TTTL...have to clean the foyer. ugh.
11:06 am
markbowers7

thx Snowy....maybe i can use that for promotional purposes-- listen to music by Mark Bowers--lowers your stress while Babbling.... :)
11:06 am
Haz1558

Sorry, Miyavi, I was intending to reply to you but was distracted by trying to explain Babble to my perplexed husband... Anyway, you obviously enjoy the music but it looks as though you'll have to be strict with yourself in what you watch. I'm desperately old-fashioned, of course. I had nightmares after watching 'Titanic' - and it wasn't just the awful love story that did it!
11:07 am
sherb

Miyavi - watched the interview, but I'm not convinced...can't work out what their message is...they just seem to be trying to shock...
11:09 am
snowyowl

well its certainly lowering mine! Which is just as well as 3 of the littlies arrive any time now! Love the piano and regret not learning. I used to dream I could play all the time! Its on my 'to do before I die' list.
11:10 am
snowyowl

bye Artlady see you later
11:10 am
Sherry

Ok, Miya. Watched the interview. The songwriter has talent. He could get his message heard without being so graphic on stage as well. But maybe they feels it's the only way to get heard. But what their fans (like those we see in the vid) really hearing in the end? Are they in the message frame of mind or are they just exteriorizing a darker side?
11:11 am
Miyavi_fan

Well, I guess they aren't for everyone...but to me, their difference makes them such a great band to listen to. Especially since one song of theirs bought to light such a great outrage they actually did have an effect for the better on society
11:11 am
Sherry

Bye Artlady!
11:14 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, that's a good point. They seem to have chosen the most air-headed fans for the interview though! But I think, even if they're communicating their message to a small group of people, they're still making a difference. Though the lead singer just likes to get things out in the open, I think
11:14 am
Sherry

Miya: I have a feeling Japan used to be a 'stricture' country and now some people feel the need to reach the other end of the spectrum.
11:14 am
roncook

hi any clues on the er9
11:15 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, you are way better at explaining Dir en Grey than I am...I'm pretty biased. Thank you :)
11:15 am
Sherry

Sorry Roncook..haven't the 9ers yet.
11:16 am
Haz1558

roncook - if I remember rightly there was a posting at 4.38 or thereabouts. I haven't got the word myself as I was leaving at that point.
11:17 am
Miyavi_fan

Roncook, there were some clues around earlier in the day...about elevenish, I thinl
11:17 am
Sherry

Miya: I need to understand people and things. And I try to keep that separate from the I like/I don't like feeling. It was really graphic! But I stepped back and paused. And asked 'Why?'. It's my persephonic side!
11:18 am
Miyavi_fan

"I thinl" ?! Oooh dear...

I was unaware it was possible to go senile at 13
11:18 am
snowyowl

If you have the 8 ron its the plural.
if you don't its comp;icated but I'll try!
e+ 3 letter word for something on a ship, repeat starting vowel and then 1st 3 letters of your name!
the pluralise
11:19 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I think that's a great way to look at things. They are pretty graphic on stage, I agree...they know the limits, and ignore them!
11:19 am
Haz1558

Perfect, Snowyowl!
11:19 am
speedfreak sam

roncook it has somethings to do with plants eri******
11:19 am
renfield

9/er - it's in the daisy family w/ a s added
11:19 am
snowyowl

ty Haz!
11:19 am
Anj

Snowy, that hit the spot :)
11:21 am
snowyowl

* Snowy takes a bow and thanks god that rons name wasn't bert!
11:21 am
Miyavi_fan

*applause*
11:21 am
Anj

lol Snowy. Inspiration is where you find it :D
11:22 am
snowyowl

Anj I have to say that yours is my favourite icon! Keep posting -it's making an old woman very happy! LOL
11:22 am
Sherry

Got it Snowy!
11:23 am
sherb

clever Snowy!
11:24 am
Babbler

snowy! perfect directions! :)
11:24 am
Anj

...a pirate's life for me :)
11:27 am
snowyowl

*snowy tries to leave the room, fails to fit head through
doorway, so sits to babble a little more*!!! LOL
11:29 am
roncook

ta guys got them both wot about the wi 6/36 & 7/52
11:29 am
renfield

arrrgggghhh - pirates have great effects
11:29 am
Sherry

Hey Miya: do you have a mail address? i'd like to annoy you with a couple of my poems...
11:29 am
sherb

ron - sounds like the pests in Trafalgar Square ;)
11:30 am
snowyowl

birds I believe ron - sounds like those who congregate in Trafalgar Square
11:30 am
Haz1558

Ah, now we are looking at a species of duck. Think of flying rats, then exchange the first letter for a w.
11:30 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I'd love that :) Anyone who can respond to the worst of DeG with such an open mind is welcome to my email address...it's right at the bottom of my bio :)
11:31 am
Anj

...Wuscovey?? lol :D
11:31 am
Haz1558

Wider eiders.
11:32 am
snowyowl

That pirate does renfield - used to think he was awful and then saw Chocolat and Pirates and I was sunk!
11:32 am
Sherry

Miya: cool!
11:33 am
roncook

ta guys l always used to shoot the ones with a D in the spelling
11:34 am
Miyavi_fan

*cheesy grin slapped on face* Just as long as you don't mind the stick you may get for communicating with a 13 year old!
11:34 am
roncook

ta tar for now gotta go to the chippy for dins,
11:34 am
sherb

bye ron!
11:35 am
snowyowl

Ok - going to love and leave you now so can I get showered & dressed before its time to shower & undress if you see what I mean! Hope to be back after littlies are in bed!
11:35 am
renfield

one of pirate jean lafitte's hide aways is in galveston - always loved pirates
11:36 am
Haz1558

Don't go Snowy! We need you....
11:36 am
sherb

see you later snowy :)
11:37 am
Anj

later Snowy :)
11:37 am
snowyowl

Haz those big words are about the only words I've got! Lol all the rest are 4 letters! I've got 137 to find yet!
11:37 am
renfield

bye snowy
11:37 am
Miyavi_fan

Although if you're sending me poems, I will occasionally feel the urge to send you lyrics I translate, just because I'm so proud of them :D
11:39 am
markbowers7

bye4now...have some work to do...will return
11:39 am
movieman

Movieman here...I went to this hotel the other day and I went up to the desk and I asked the man for a suite with a view...and he gave me a Polo mint...

*collective groans from entire Babbleverse*
11:40 am
Babbler

made me laugh out loud................. :)
11:40 am
Sherry

Bye Snowy! Bye Mark!
11:41 am
Jera

I don't get it...

(I get the suite/sweet part, not the other)
11:41 am
Sherry

Miya: no problem! I'll enjoy that!
11:41 am
markbowers7

bye Sherry...and thanks again for the listen...
11:41 am
Sherry

Mark: you're welcome!
11:42 am
sherb

Jera - Polos have a hole in the middle...
11:42 am
Sherry

Miya: it's in your box!
11:42 am
Babbler

Jera, our Polo mints are like your Lifesavers.....
11:42 am
joelgee

jera--
i'm thinking a polo mint might be like a lifesaver?
11:42 am
movieman

Jera...I take it you don't have Polo mints across the pond...In case you need an explanation, they're little mints with holes in the middle...
11:42 am
Miyavi_fan

Great! I'll try and stop myself from sending any bad dir en grey ones though...I translated a song of theirs, Tsumi no Batsu...and...*shudders* let's just say it wasn't a pleasant surprise :/
11:43 am
Miyavi_fan

*scurries off to check email*
11:43 am
Sherry

Miya: eek! Are you fluent in Japanese?
11:44 am
Anj

188 on the first sweep then. Time for a feeding frenzu before tonight's round up :) BBL
11:44 am
Jera

AHA! The light dawns... yes, that would translate to Lifesavers here... well, that's my international culture for the day!
11:44 am
Babbler

!! well done, Anj. see you after your dinner. let me know what to open, yeah? I got ale and a Lindeman's Cawarra...
11:48 am
Miyavi_fan

Sherry, I wish! It takes me several weeks to translate each song, with a lot of help from other translators! Unfortunately, this means I only know some very strange japanese, rather than stuff which would actually be useful!
11:49 am
Sherry

Miya: lol! You should take some online lessons.
11:50 am
Babbler

miya: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education
/languages/japanese/
11:51 am
movieman

My word list has moved down again...I thought Dr. God had fixed that bug...?
11:52 am
Sherry

Oy...I won't finish that grid. I'm gonna have a look at Brandyjack's list. Got a long way to go to be a seasonned babbler!
11:52 am
Babbler

refresh movieman. quite a few of us have experienced gremlins lately.... :/
11:52 am
Sherry

Babbler: cool! I guess that's where they Colin & Cumberland as well, yeah?
11:53 am
Jera

Here's a secret Sherry... many a seasoned Babbler relies on brandyjack's lists!
11:53 am
Babbler

??? *lost* ?? Colin? Cumberland?
11:53 am
Sherry

Oh boy!!! I type like an eejit..
11:53 am
movieman

Babbler...I did, but it's still stuck down the bottom...
11:53 am
Babbler

who you calling seasoned, Jera????

(only joshing!)
11:53 am
snowyowl

post like mad folks - my word list ahs gone west!
Quickest shower in Wales tonight - switched it on, jumped in and avoided a heart attack by a whisker ( not one of mine by the way). Had cleaned shower earlier and turned cold water on full. BRRRRR now know how an arctic sreal feels!
11:54 am
cybernan

Good morning and Happy Weekend to all.
11:54 am
Sherry

Jera: I sorta suspected that! lol!
Babbler: yeah, the progrram to learn Gaelic ans Welsh, with the guy -Colin- and his dog -Cumberland.
11:54 am
stillcrazy

movieman, my list is stuck at the bottom too
11:54 am
Babbler

your skin and circulation will thank you, snowy! :)

good evening from London, cybernan!
11:54 am
snowyowl

hu Cybernan!
seal folks - ! should have read seal
11:55 am
movieman

That damn bug has been allegedly fixed now for two months...
11:55 am
Sherry

Hi Cybernan!
11:55 am
Babbler

LOL!! Sherry, * babs shakes head*, I have noooooo idea!! Not seen it, luvvie ;D
11:56 am
robert240

hi all
who's got the er8/9?
11:57 am
Sherry

Babbler: http://www.bbc.co.uk/colinandc umberland/
There! I play sometimes...I tried Welsh. That's the Ioan effect...
11:57 am
Babbler

try snowy's clue for the e8/9:
e+ 3 letter word for something on a ship, repeat starting vowel and then 1st 3 letters of your name!
the pluralise
11:57 am
Sherry

Hi Robert!
11:57 am
movieman

Let's play Blackadder quotes...

I'll start...

Blackadder: I seek information about a Wisewoman.
Young Crone: Ah, the Wisewoman... the Wisewoman.
Blackadder: Yes, the Wisewoman.
Young Crone: Two things, my lord, must thee know of the Wisewoman. First, she is... a woman. And second, she is...
Blackadder: Wise?
Young Crone: You do know her then?
Blackadder: No, just a wild stab in the dark which is, incidentally, what you'll be getting if you don't start being a bit more helpful. Do you know where she lives?
Young Crone: Of course.
Blackadder: Where?
Young Crone: Here. Do you have an appointment?
Blackadder: No.
Young Crone: Well, you can go in anyway.
Blackadder: Thank you young crone. Here is a purse of moneys... which I'm not going to give to you.
11:58 am
snowyowl

think the only way to retrieve the list is to keep posting. It may be because the web address Babbler posted - stuck out of the log space so to speak.
11:58 am
Babbler

OOOOPPS!! sorry Robert, that clue needs a little editing. It was Roncook who asked for the clue.......... so that's the name you're looking for.......... : )
11:58 am
Sherry

Movieman: LOL!
11:59 am
snowyowl

LOL Babbler I knew that would happen!!!!! See it wasn't such a good clue after all!
11:59 am
Jera

You lost me at Young Crone
11:59 am
rosalind230

my list is stuck at the bottom whats gone wrong
11:59 am
Babbler

did it, snowy?? oops. Sorry to all I adversely affected... my bad.... : (
11:59 am
Miyavi_fan

Wah...my computer just had a funny turn :/

12:00 pm
Miyavi_fan

Oooh, what fun...now I'm playing 'hunt the word list'
12:00 pm
movieman

Babbler...you're forgiven...just don't let it happen again...
12:00 pm
sherb

this is telling me it's time to go...but not before I've found the last T...
12:01 pm
sherb

come on, jus a few more messages...
12:01 pm
snowyowl

Babbler I couldn't be sure but I think it may be! Not to wiorry tho' I think its quite fun!
12:02 pm
Babbler

*bows head......... shuffles feet like Oliver Hardy, twiddles thumbs, feels bad bad bad*
12:02 pm
movieman

[referring to Dr. Johnson's dictionary]
Blackadder: Right, Baldrick. Where's the manuscript?
Baldrick: You mean the big papery thing tied up with string?
Blackadder: Yes, Baldrick. The manuscript belonging to Dr. Johnson.
Baldrick: You mean the baity fellow in the black coat who just left?
Blackadder: Yes, Baldrick. Dr. Johnson.
Baldrick: So, you're asking where the big papery thing tied up with string belonging to the baity fellow in the black coat who just left is?
Blackadder: Yes, Baldrick. I am. And if you don't answer, then the booted bony thing with five toes at the end of my leg will soon connect sharply with soft, dangly collection of objects in your trousers. Now for the last time, Baldrick, where is Dr. Johnson's manuscript?
Baldrick: On the fire.
Blackadder: On the *what*?
Baldrick: The hot, orangy thing under the stony mantelpiece.
12:03 pm
cybernan

Don't know what's happening, but my word list keeps disappearing!

Does anyone have a clue for the Bo 5, 6, 8 that comes between the skeleton and the uninteresting?
12:03 pm
Babbler

oh movieman! I just watched that episode just the other night!! how funny! :)
12:04 pm
snowyowl

You musn't feel bad Babbler! It may not have been you. It gives everyone a chance to stop and chat!
12:04 pm
joelgee

cyber--
easter bo6
remove last letter for bo5
add 2 letters for past tense
12:05 pm
movieman

General Melchett: Is this true, Blackadder? Did Captain Darling pooh-pooh you?
Captain Blackadder: Well, perhaps a little.
General Melchett: Well, then, damn it all! What more evidence do you need? The pooh-poohing alone is a courtmartial offense!
Captain Blackadder: I can assure you, sir, that the pooh-poohing was purely circumstantial.
General Melchett: Well, I hope so, Blackadder. You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major, who got pooh-poohed, made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cos it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment. Morale totally destroyed... by pooh-pooh!
12:05 pm
Babbler

*feels better for being forgiven*

I love to chat!! bet you'd never have noticed if I hadn't pointed it out............ :D
12:05 pm
sherb

lol, movieman...good way to move the log :)
12:06 pm
movieman

[Blackadder is informed that a German spy is stealing battle plans]
General Melchett: You look surprised, Blackadder.
Captain Blackadder: I certainly am, sir. I didn't realise we had any battle plans.
General Melchett: Well, of course we have! How else do you think the battles are directed?
Captain Blackadder: Our battles are directed, sir?
General Melchett: Well, of course they are, Blackadder, directed according to the Grand Plan.
Captain Blackadder: Would that be the plan to continue with total slaughter until everyone's dead except Field Marshal Haig, Lady Haig and their tortoise, Alan?
General Melchett: Great Scott! Even you know it!
12:07 pm
sherb

nearly there...
12:07 pm
boatierra

Is there really a be/9/78?
12:07 pm
Babbler

i love your icon, sherb... :D very beautiful!
12:08 pm
Sherry

Boatierra: yes!!!!
12:08 pm
joelgee

boat--
yup.
12:08 pm
boatierra

Thanks Sherry :)
12:08 pm
sherb

boat - there really is, and a related 7 and 8 - think of something prickly ;)
12:08 pm
stillcrazy

oh yes...word list is back where it should be
12:09 pm
sherb

why thankee Babbler...felt a bit like Audrey today, lol
12:09 pm
joelgee

what might happen if you tiptoe through the roses.
12:09 pm
Sherry

I didn't get the easter bo...
12:09 pm
boatierra

I got the 7/8 combo related to that...just have to figure out the 9.
12:10 pm
joelgee

coincidentally, you look audreyish today.
12:10 pm
stillcrazy

well i won't meet Tiny Tim there that's for sure!
12:10 pm
boatierra

Found it. Just didn't look for enough :)
12:10 pm
joelgee

past tense of the be7
12:10 pm
sherb

does anyone have a clue for the re8? I won't allow myself to go and eat before I get it, and I'm getting hungry!
12:11 pm
joelgee

wish i could, sherb.
12:11 pm
stillcrazy

re8 to have put on again
12:12 pm
Sherry

How about a clue for the easter bo?
12:12 pm
cybernan

TY jolegee -- had to wait to get my word list back!
12:12 pm
joelgee

sherry--
think a frilly hat, perhaps a sun bo****
12:12 pm
Sherry

Thanks stillcrazy!
12:13 pm
stillcrazy

yw Sherry!
12:13 pm
cybernan

Sherry -- Easter Parade -- "In my Easter bo****, with all the flowers upon it"
12:14 pm
Babbler

I googled 'easter bo?' ....... and got Easter Bo' Selecta! LOL!
12:14 pm
Sherry

OOOOOh.Help me I'm French!!!! lol!
12:14 pm
boatierra

Sherry - If you know 'Firefly', its what Mal weard in the epi 'Our Mrs. Reynolds' to hide from the bad guys at the begining of the epi. "My pretty floral bo..."
12:16 pm
Babbler

Sherry - old-fashioned ladies hat, associated with Victorian times in UK, and pioneer times in the states. Covered the hair, big round brim at the front. Often tied with ribbon under the chin. Think Little House on The Prairie (if you watched that?)
12:16 pm
joelgee

bo*** chance.
12:16 pm
sherb

thank you so much stillcrazy! now I can go and make supper...

78 words to go...see you later :)
12:17 pm
snowyowl

See you all later folks- littlies have arrived and chaos reigns!
12:17 pm
Sherry

What a toffee brain...honestly. I actually had bo6 (same as French word..) but now I got the bo5 and the bo8!
Babbler: my neighbours used to nickname me Laura Ingalls!!!
Thanks for the clues!
12:17 pm
Babbler

ooh, Sherry, when someone is itching for an argument or something, you could say they have a bee in their bo***.
12:17 pm
Sherry

Bye Sherb!
Bye Snowy!
12:18 pm
Babbler

bye sherb, bye snowy........... see y'all later!! :D
12:18 pm
Miyavi_fan

See you Sherb, see you Snowy!
12:18 pm
kllyjansen

hello- new to the game. How do you know how many words there are?
12:19 pm
Sherry

Hi Klly! in the box on the right: babblers anonymous, then general, then stats!
12:20 pm
Babbler

Welcome to the game, klly!
If you look at the panel on the right of your screen, Friends of Babble, you'll see Babblers Anonymous at the bottom. Click on that, click on General, and you'll see stats for today's puzzle.
12:20 pm
joelgee

klly--
at right, see "babblers anonymous"
click.
see "general"
click.
where there's a posting with today's date, click
12:21 pm
kllyjansen

wow. i thought i was doing so well.
12:22 pm
Sherry

That grid is a big one!!!
12:27 pm
Miyavi_fan

Tell me about it...plus all afternoon I've been distracted by PV's and fighting the case for Dir en Grey!
*hangs head*
12:27 pm
Jera

Well, folks, I gotta skeddaddle... a couple dozen Girl Scouts will be in my back yard in a half, so I'd better have something for them to do! Hopefully I can come back later... Babble On!
12:27 pm
Sherry

Bye Jera!
12:28 pm
Babbler

see you later, Jera! nice new icon, luvvie!!!
12:31 pm
Miyavi_fan

Bye Jera!
12:33 pm
micamonkey

wow babbler, ur icon's getting hotter and hotter ;)
12:35 pm
Miyavi_fan

Okay, gotta go...beginning to see things in double :)
12:36 pm
Sherry

Miya: LOL! me too! am half way through...See ya girl!
12:41 pm
joelgee

ok ok m_f m_f----
see see you you later later
12:45 pm
onyx

morning all, woke up with a migraine, i'll never get to finish, but i just got the b/9, i could swear i'vedone this puzzle before, but maybe that's just the headache.
12:46 pm
joelgee

onyx--
go back to bed
12:46 pm
kakamolaka

i got the bo 8, but not the 9. any clues?
12:47 pm
joelgee

there is no bo9
12:47 pm
kakamolaka

that explains why i can't find it! ;)
12:47 pm
lbav

be9 past tense of be8
12:48 pm
joelgee

one possible reason. hope you weren't looking too long.
12:48 pm
kakamolaka

got it. :)
12:54 pm
Sherry

Oh, well...133 left...I'm going!
See ya maybe later, and of course tomorrow!
Cheerio!
12:55 pm
joelgee

later, sherry. enjoy.
1:08 pm
hurshy

hi everyone!

raolen, i'm here. you here yet?
1:08 pm
joelgee

just me.
1:09 pm
hurshy

hey joel! :)
1:09 pm
joelgee

how you doin', hursh?
1:11 pm
hurshy

i'm ok joel. slight headache.
1:12 pm
kakamolaka

i am disappointed that Endor is not a word. booo, i love star wars
1:13 pm
joelgee

sorry, hursh. nothing debilitating, I hope.
1:13 pm
hurshy

not so much that i can't babble, anyway. :)
1:14 pm
Griffums

Hey everybody.... Apparently I am the only person who can't find the de 8/45? I have diligently been through the last eight hours of the log looking for clues...and there aren't any. :))) Well almost any. But a lot of interesting conversation....
1:15 pm
cybernan

Does anyone have a clue for the de 8/45?
1:15 pm
Griffums

hee hee! So I'm NOT the only one!
1:15 pm
joelgee

if you have the de6/21, pluralize.
1:17 pm
joelgee

de6--
Any of various usually woody vines of the genus De**** of tropical Asia, whose roots yield the insecticide rotenone.
1:17 pm
Minski

And if you don't?
1:17 pm
Griffums

Thanks! I *tried* that three times last night. I think my typing has been getting caught in the refresh lag bc I ended up missing a bunch of words I'd previously put in. I'm done...
1:18 pm
joelgee

griffums--
huge!
1:19 pm
Griffums

Oh, I put in an ungodly stretch of time on this last night! But I didn't finish my pack of pb oreos! (That's for tonight!) How are you doing joel?
1:21 pm
cybernan

TY joelgee
1:21 pm
joelgee

62 to go.
seems to be a natural law at work here.
no matter the grid size, about half in first hour or so.
Then space-time warps and I'm still here. Of course, chat time and eating intrude.
1:21 pm
joelgee

cyber--
*thumb up*
1:22 pm
Minski

THanks Joelgee. I needed that. Working my way through the Ds and don't think I'll ever finish.
1:23 pm
harpjane

I know it's going to jump out at me as soon as I get a clue.. so I'll go ahead and ask....

be 7 8 & 9, clues please?
1:23 pm
Griffums

Me the same. Love your icon. Gotta go do some RL for a while. Thanks so much for helping me finish - I wouldn't have tried that word again after trying it repeatedly before. Sprite noticed the same issue last night, that she was typing in the refresh space and it didn't take. Bye all.
1:25 pm
Minski

Harpjane
Roses have TH6 and are be***************
1:25 pm
joelgee

be6, 7, 8
could happen among rosebushes:
1:29 pm
speedfreak sam

Lots of words today - anyone know why bodge isnt a word?
1:30 pm
harpjane

thanks for the be clues! Turns out I didn't have that particular series of th words either. So I got a bonus clue!
1:31 pm
harpjane

speedfreak--how scary! I can think of lots of definitions for bodge. It should certainly be a word!
1:31 pm
hurshy

raolen, you here yet?
1:31 pm
joelgee

bodge of clumsy courage
1:32 pm
joelgee

a bodge of badgers
1:32 pm
joelgee

we don't need no stinkin' bodges!
1:33 pm
harpjane

Oh, gotta run, I just bodged the cookies!
1:34 pm
cybernan

I've noticed that too, joelgee.

er 8 & 9, please -- have read the log, but hasn't helped!
1:35 pm
joelgee

any plant of the genus Er****** b : the leaves and tops of plants of the genus Er****** occas. and especially formerly used as a diuretic and as a hemostatic in uterine hemorrhage
1:40 pm
hurshy

how about de 6/33?
1:40 pm
joelgee

de6/33--
not yet.
1:41 pm
joelgee

that wasn't a clue
1:41 pm
cybernan

de 6/33 -- more morning moisture on the grass
1:41 pm
hurshy

i know joel. and thanks cyber!
1:42 pm
joelgee

cybernan--
thanks.
1:43 pm
harpjane

de 7's anyone?
1:47 pm
cybernan

TY, joel -- had typed all around it, never quite that combo -- using your clue I finally googled it!
1:48 pm
hurshy

de 7 like black-, blue-, straw-, huckle-, rasp-, only with a d instead of a b
1:48 pm
hurshy

de 7/36 is a past tense
1:49 pm
cybernan

de 6/21 and de 7/36 (present & past tense): want very much -- your heart's de****
1:54 pm
cybernan

ne 7/32 (following thie 8/45), please?
1:55 pm
Ouwachita

ne7/32...drop the last vowel
1:56 pm
Ouwachita

3 to go...looking for last no4 and no5's
1:57 pm
cybernan

Drop the last vowel from what? ne 8 ends in an s
1:58 pm
harpjane

DO 5/12, 6/24, 7/36, 7/32?
any and all help will be appreciated. Otherwise I'm going to bodge it today!
1:59 pm
Ouwachita

there used to be a poet called John Do5...build on that
1:59 pm
Ouwachita

but he is FINISHED
1:59 pm
cybernan

do 5/12: poet, John Do*** -- build from there for the rest
2:00 pm
cybernan

still looking for the ne 7/32 that follows the ne 8/45
2:03 pm
Ouwachita

cyber...take the ne8/45...drop the last vowel and add the same ending
2:05 pm
cybernan

Ouwachita - duh, thanks!
2:06 pm
cybernan

20 words left -- a good time to break for lunch. See you later.
2:12 pm
hurshy

raolen? are you here yet?
2:16 pm
Ouwachita

DONE>>>>anyone need a clue before I go?
2:18 pm
hurshy

not at the moment, o'chita, but thanks! congrats and have a great day!
2:18 pm
MaisieB

ne/7 and ne/8 please I'm not as clever as the rest of you
2:19 pm
Ouwachita

maisie...take your ne6/21...add a vowel at the end and then pluralize it
2:21 pm
Ouwachita

Hurshy...are you near Hershey PA???
2:22 pm
hurshy

no, i'm in CT.
2:22 pm
Ouwachita

wondered...cause I am in PA...northeast part
2:24 pm
hurshy

sorry. my name isn't about the chocolate. :)
2:24 pm
raolen

good morning every1
2:24 pm
Jera

*staggers into the chatroom and flops down on a convenient, comfy couch*
2:25 pm
EasternBlue

Hi all...
2:26 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - are you finished?
2:26 pm
hurshy

raolen. :) so happy to see you.
2:27 pm
raolen

ya my clock here hasn't been set set back so i thought i woke up at 4 and was feeling bad
2:27 pm
Jera

I'm finished making pinecone bird feeders & Girl Scout emblem shaped deer treats with 27 wild 10 year & under Girls...
2:28 pm
hurshy

hey raolen, i tried to get AIM so we can chat on that. but the firewall is giving me troubles. can you go into yours and look under setup, connection button, and send me an email telling me the proxy server host, port, and protocol?
2:28 pm
Jera

Babble-wise I have only 112 words to go, LOL!
2:28 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - then the couch is all yours... : )
and nice cuppa tea to take the edge off
2:28 pm
Minski

Raolen
Where in the world are you? It's 3:30pm here.
2:29 pm
raolen

ya thats an easy fix, but i donno if i can get on an email account right now
2:29 pm
EasternBlue

Jera- you have me beat...I have 121
2:29 pm
Minski

Jera ~ I think you need chocolate and booze not tea. What an afternoon. You must be exhausted.
2:30 pm
raolen

australia
2:30 pm
hurshy

raolen is on the east coast, but he sets his clocks funny. :)
2:30 pm
hurshy

raolen, isn't your brother around?
2:30 pm
raolen

that coulda been fun
2:31 pm
Minski

AHA! That explains it. Great place. Hubby and I toured Australia for our honeymoon! Want to get back again someday.
2:31 pm
hurshy

silly.
2:31 pm
Jera

At least they were running amok in my back yard rather than my tiny house... but they want a movie night!!


*curls into fetal position, holding one hand out for that drink, thank you very much*
2:31 pm
hurshy

minski - never believe a mischievous teenager.
2:31 pm
EasternBlue

Minski - didn't want to presume that everyone likes to drink...so Jera, if you're so inclined - a nice hot toddy instead! : )
2:32 pm
hurshy

raolen, i know. just pop over to the hotmail or gmail site and get yourself a new email account.
2:32 pm
speedfreak sam

66 words left - I've had enough.
Reduced to trawling desperately through Official Scrabble Words - I have sunk too low to continue.
2:32 pm
Minski

How about a nice glass of red wine? Shiraz? Chianti? Or the bottle?
2:33 pm
raolen

no im just sleepin real late cuz its the first day of vacation
2:33 pm
EasternBlue

speedfreak - I'd offer to help but you're ahead of me
2:33 pm
Jera

Oh yes, hot toddy... my nose is very cold! A bit more wind than I like to spend an hour & a half sitting in!
2:33 pm
sherb

*Moooonriiiiiver, wiiider thaaan aaa miiiile, iiii'm crooossssiiing yooouuu iiiin styyyle toooodaaay*

evening all :) back to find my last 78 words...
2:33 pm
renfield

may i have a green tea w/ lemon grass?
2:34 pm
Minski

I see. Australia is still a great place though. I remember when my mother used to wake me up at 3 in the afternoon. Enjoy it while it lasts.
2:34 pm
hurshy

or... do you think i can get it off the dorm computers?
2:34 pm
Jera

*discovers she still has peanut butter and moleasses under her fingernails, even after washing hands twice*
2:35 pm
EasternBlue

*pours renfield a nice mug of green tea*
sugar or honey?
2:35 pm
renfield

straight up please
2:35 pm
Minski

OK
I give.
How about a clue or clues for the ER8 and ER9?
Please?
2:35 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - so you made the infamous pinecone/pb/birdseed feeders? I remember making those too...
2:36 pm
Jera

Who's an Aussie here? I'm an Aussiephile!!
2:36 pm
raolen

lol. hurshy anyone whos still there would have it, but let me try my hotmail.
2:36 pm
EasternBlue

"On my honor I will try..."
2:36 pm
Minski

Noone Jera. Raolen was just pulling the wool over my eyes.
2:37 pm
raolen

wats ur email?
2:37 pm
hvr

do 6/21?
2:38 pm
Jera

It's the suet that gives it oomph, though, really... my yard looks absolutely insane, with the pinecones & treats strung up everywhere... we also made salt licks out of old pantyhose... I'm gonna be overrun with deer...
2:38 pm
hurshy

i thought you said you wrote it down. well it's my first name @ my last name.com
2:39 pm
Minski

DO 6/21
A kind of sailboat plural
A Cape DO** Typhoon
2:39 pm
Jera

Are you a Scout EB??
2:39 pm
Minski

Baby's up from another nap.
Gotta go.
BBL8R
2:39 pm
renfield

ER8 and ER9 - hardy perennials found wild in northwestern America,
eastern Europe, like dasies - latin word & the plural
2:39 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - many moons ago...
2:40 pm
hvr

thank you minski - no way i would have found that
2:40 pm
Jera

I keep messing up the Law & promise, they have changed several times since I was a kid... my daughter is a first year Junior & I'm finally getting the hang of it after 4 years...
2:41 pm
EasternBlue

I made it through 6th or 7th grade - then I started doing musicals, sports...other activities...
2:41 pm
Jera

My Girls laugh at me when I mess up... they are little stinkers...
2:41 pm
EasternBlue

there's a law & a promise?? I only remember the one (not sure if the wording's changed - it's been over 20 years!)
2:42 pm
EasternBlue

those *evil* Girl Scouts : )
2:42 pm
Jera

I think I was the last Girl Scout in my county, they didn't have Juliettes back then, I remember being soooooo lame in high school, but I wore my uniform proudly! I would have stayed with it if I could have.
2:42 pm
EasternBlue

...always looking so cute - & then WHAM you end up buying boxes of cookies...

LOL!
2:43 pm
Jera

Part of the Promise is "to live by the Girl Scout Law" so I make my Girls memorize the Law, too... stands to reason, i think...
2:43 pm
raolen

k i sent the email, the dorm computers would also have it tho
2:43 pm
EasternBlue

my friends & I all baled at the same time...I think we ended it for our age group....
2:44 pm
Jera

I STILL have cookies in my pantry! Great stuff! We send them to our adopted soldiers...
2:44 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - makes sense...
I like GS...I went to camp 1 year for free by selling enough cookies...that was a blast!
2:45 pm
EasternBlue

my weakness (aside from the classic Thin Mints) are the Samoas (or whatever they're calling the choc/caramel/coconut ones these days...)
2:45 pm
Jera

That's always fun. I hate taking orders, though, I always forget where the heck we sold the silly things. I just buy 2 or 3 cases of everything & sell them that way. Cookie booths, door to do with a little red wagon, sooooo precious!
2:46 pm
Jera

Samoas = Carmel deLites... Crack Cookies....
2:46 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - even better - I hate 'waiting' for the cookies to come in : )
2:46 pm
Jera

We freeze the Thin Mints then make chocolate mint ice cream in the summer....
2:46 pm
EasternBlue

sorta like Babble : )
2:47 pm
raolen

how many words today?
2:47 pm
EasternBlue

raolin 258
2:49 pm
EasternBlue

hmm...ice cream w/ GS cookies....YUM!
2:50 pm
Jera

Babble has lost a lot of its addictiveness for me since there's no numerical rankings... I was really pulling for the top 100 again... I slipped when I was sick & didn't finish some puzzles... no goal now!!
2:51 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - I just like to see how many words I can actually get...it's fun to see some of the new words...
2:52 pm
EasternBlue

I actually like the 'chatting' best...sometimes (like now) I forget to keep looking for words : )
2:52 pm
LeslieAnn

i thought so too, jera... sometimes i count but that's pretty high! :)
2:52 pm
cybernan

do 6/21 -- little boats used by Atlantic fishermen (in Canada, anyway)
2:53 pm
cybernan

re 6/27?
2:53 pm
cybernan

Never mind - just realized what it had to be!
2:54 pm
sherb

re6/27 - a type of professor, a title founded by a king
2:54 pm
artlady

Ooh, goody, a whole new group...I had to take a break. Hi all!
2:54 pm
cybernan

Hi Art Lady -- we've been missing each other the last couple of puzzles.
2:55 pm
sherb

hi artlady :)
2:56 pm
EasternBlue

hi Artlady....long time no see!
2:56 pm
renfield

EB - you're multi tasking -
2:56 pm
renfield

hi art lady
2:57 pm
artlady

Hi sherb, EB, cyb. I haven't had as much time to Babble during the week...glad to see a nice one for Saturday!
2:59 pm
artlady

Hi renfield.
3:00 pm
gnubee

Good afternoon, all

Need little help with en 5/ 10 & en 7/ 28, please
3:00 pm
artlady

EB, nice seasonal icon! I was changing mine earlier and took so much grief that I ended up with an angry face for a while...now I'm recovering... ;-)
3:01 pm
EasternBlue

At least through the holidays...who knows what I'll draw come January...I like your new pix too!
3:01 pm
artlady

gnu...a bookkeeper makes these in the books... (the 7/28) then when you come into the room you....
3:01 pm
gramma

Hello, fellow babblers and babblettes! I hope every1 is moving well along this grid.
3:02 pm
Jera

I usually get about half the words for "fun" before I go to lists & hints & such... I think I've improved a bit actually learning some of the odder words... even used a few in conversation (funny looks resulting most of the time)!
3:03 pm
artlady

Well, EB, I had a nice photo of myself (the real me) with some enhancements--like piercing blue eyes. Took so much grief I did a hand doing the peace sign...was told it looked like little bunny foo-foo...so I made a mad face....then another....ended up spending so much time on my icons that I didn't finish the puzzle! Now on the r's.
3:03 pm
Jera

*offers artlady seat on comfy couch to apologize for giving her icon grief earlier*
3:03 pm
gnubee

Thanks, artlady, got em'! *smack* *smack*

I forgot to go around, don't know how I missed those.
3:03 pm
EasternBlue

Hi gramma - cute baby!!

Just read your bio - my sister went to Middlebury - nice town : )
3:04 pm
sherb

hi gramma :)

Artlady - your icons are always groovy...ignore the critics :)
3:04 pm
gramma

Artlady, if you're on the r's, I sure could use some serious help. Four r's are keeping me from completing this puzzle.
3:04 pm
EasternBlue

Artlady - I say go with your artistic bent : )
3:05 pm
artlady

Hi gramma!
Thanks, sherb. (sniffle)
3:05 pm
Jera

Artlady if you really want me to do penance I can post some of my own artwork, that would be a critics' heyday!
3:06 pm
renfield

art lady you had a cool icon the other day - i loved the shades - i want to see the bunny
3:07 pm
artlady

Renfield, I think you must be the only one who liked the other one....here's the bunny in a minute...
3:07 pm
Jera

BTW, Little Bunny Foo-Foo is a compliment... it's my favorite drive you crazy kid's song!
3:07 pm
gramma

I'm baffled and babbled by the r's between the plural color and the actual, real thing...re6/24..7/36...6/27 and 4/6. All clues welcome. I'm getting a little flustered here.
3:08 pm
artlady

Ok, refresh...it's up
3:09 pm
EasternBlue

Artlady...it does look a little like LBFF, but I still like it! : )
3:09 pm
Jera

Think of a 3 letter U word, then do it again with accompanying tenses...re5/12, re6/24 & re6/21
3:10 pm
stillcrazy

gramma the re 6 and 7 you are looking for are lands or areas like on a map
3:10 pm
gramma

Jera, ty I have those. It's the middle ones I'm missing. I think?
3:10 pm
scatty

i going alphabeticaly and up to the leter tr...
3:10 pm
Jera

I could use some help with the be8/55, myself!
3:11 pm
sherb

gramma - re6/24, a division of a country - the South West, the North East
3:11 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - be 8 - think of roses...
3:11 pm
LeslieAnn

jera, it's be + th 7/36, do you have that one?
3:11 pm
sherb

Jera - it's prickly!
3:11 pm
artlady

jera, having to do with the nice stabby things on roses...the act of...
3:12 pm
LeslieAnn

whoops, i mean be + th 6/21
3:12 pm
Jera

I have be7/40 & be9/78... is it related??
3:13 pm
stillcrazy

yes pluralize it
3:13 pm
sherb

yes!
3:13 pm
Jera

Good grief, where's the fish? Somebody smack me!!
3:14 pm
stillcrazy

LOL
3:14 pm
stillcrazy

ok I'm finished finally!
3:15 pm
gramma

TY.TY...TY. I never would have found the re 6/24 or the re7/36 w/out your help.
3:15 pm
EasternBlue

congrats stillcrazy...
3:15 pm
scatty

3134 is my points so far can anyone beat it??
3:15 pm
stillcrazy

you all have a great rest of the day and I will see you the next one.
3:15 pm
renfield

the fishies are little bitty - like pre fishies
3:15 pm
monpazier

Art Lady...the only thing bizarre about your "real pic" icon was that it looked just like me!!! ( minus the blue eyes).....same hair cut/color.....same face shape. Thought it was me!!!!
3:15 pm
sherb

bye still :)
3:16 pm
Jera

Is the bo8/55 just as evil??
3:17 pm
stillcrazy

that's the frilly Easter hat past tense
3:17 pm
EasternBlue

Jera - "hats" off to you when you get it : )
3:17 pm
renfield

i love art lady's hair - my hair is curly/ wavey - never been able to wear a veronica lake style
3:17 pm
sherb

the bo8 is related to the bo6/24 - Judy Garland was bo8/55 in Easter Parade...
3:18 pm
Jera

See, I would have never gotten that because I would have insisted on doubling the T... thanks!
3:19 pm
Jera

Just need to find one more pesky bo5/14 & I'm done with the B's!
3:19 pm
gramma

2 more and then I can help. re6/27 and re 4/6. Pretty please with babble on it.
3:19 pm
Minski

Could someone please send me a hint for the EN 6/24? Thanks.
3:20 pm
gramma

minski, you put it on over your jammies. put an en in front of it
3:20 pm
EasternBlue

sorry - don't have all the e's or r's...can't quite help yet!
3:21 pm
kakamolaka

re 4/6 = rules and ____ (abbr)
3:21 pm
Minski

BRB. Baby must be getting into something. She just looked at me with a huge grin on her face and the devil's glint in her eyes.
3:22 pm
gramma

kakamolaka, I tried that earlier and it didn't work. TY. I will have to be more careful w/my typing.
3:22 pm
Minski

BTW
thanks gramma
3:23 pm
Jera

Doncha love it when they tell on themselves?
3:24 pm
EasternBlue

anyone have a clue for the first du 7/36??
3:24 pm
gramma

YW.
3:24 pm
Minski

She's so cute! She had the remote control for the tv in one hand and the telephone in the other and was crawling across the floor away from me like the devil was after her giggling the whole way. HEE HEE!! It's so difficult to not laugh at her when she's naughty.
3:25 pm
Minski

pluralize the DU6/24
3:25 pm
gramma

du the2nd part is like the constellation w/a belt minus the 1st o and plural.
3:27 pm
gramma

Simper and whimper. re 6/27??
3:27 pm
EasternBlue

hee hee hee...oops - I had it already...gotta check my stats...but thank you!
3:30 pm
Jera

*from a real conversation at Jera's house*

Jera: (calling from the computer room) Gwyd... where are you?

Gwyd: In the baffrooom, Mommy!

Jera: (immediately suspicious) What are you doing in there?

Gwyd: *crickets chirping*

Jera: Gwyd, are you taking a potty break?

Gwyd: NOOOOOOOO!!!

Jera: Then what are you doing?

Gwyd: (screeching with an edge of hysteria) PLAYIN' IN THE TOILET!!!!

*fade to black so child services won't pay a visit*
3:31 pm
cybernan

re 6/27: royal, pertaining to the king (same beginning as the area above it, but ending in you & me.
3:31 pm
EasternBlue

hee hee hee hee hee
3:31 pm
Jo

Jera ... CLASSIC *mad giggling*
3:32 pm
sherb

LOL Jera!
3:32 pm
cybernan

se 6/21, please?
3:33 pm
artlady

Sorry about the delay...moving furniture.
Monpazier, I guess we're twins!
3:33 pm
Jo

Since we're talking children. My son told me a "laffy taffy" joke the other day to make me smile when I was down:

Why didn't the skeleton go to the party?
Because he didn't have anyBODY to go with.
3:33 pm
Minski

Jera ~ ROFL!!
How old is yours? My daughter Paige will be 11 months old one week from today. Her favorite toy is the cat and her favorite food is anything chef boyardee (the messier the better).
3:34 pm
artlady

Jera, so funny!
3:35 pm
gramma

TY I'm friggin flippin cartwheels here. I'm ever so done.. Who can I help, before I get into the celebratory booze?
3:35 pm
EasternBlue

gramma - drink away - I have too many to go : )
3:35 pm
monpazier

Art Lady....I'm new to Babble......2 years older than you....but we look amazingly alike!!
3:36 pm
gramma

Ok. Puts bottle to her lips....ahhh delightful.
3:36 pm
artlady

Yippee! Way to go, gramma...I just have the s's, t's, u's and w's...plan on completing too!
3:37 pm
scatty

Please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14/5 ur...
3:38 pm
cybernan

gramma ---

se 6/21 and ur 5/14, please
3:38 pm
mo

any clues please for the 2nd ne7/32
3:38 pm
gramma

Those re's almost did me in. Thanks to my friends here, I've stepped back from the edge of insanity. But don't worry, I'm still crazy.
3:39 pm
The Happy 1

ur 5/14 vases
3:39 pm
scatty

cybernan is stuck on the same one as me
3:39 pm
EasternBlue

gramma - stillcrazy was here earlier : )
3:39 pm
LeslieAnn

gramma, i think that name's been taken
3:40 pm
gramma

se6/21 sounds like the spanish man w/ an h in the middle
3:40 pm
cybernan

ur 4/5 is vases --- looking for ur 5/14
3:41 pm
gramma

put a u in front of your re4/5
3:41 pm
The Happy 1

ne7/32 take out e form 8/45
3:41 pm
scatty

ur.. 5/14 anyone please help ???
3:42 pm
The Happy 1

oops sorry :(
3:42 pm
gramma

ne 7 is plural of ne6/21
3:43 pm
mo

thank you o happy 1
3:43 pm
mo

thank you also gramma
3:43 pm
gramma

scatty, I just gave you a clue. Did you not get it?
3:44 pm
gramma

yw
3:44 pm
cybernan

TY gramma! -- now to find the n that is missing (have them all according to bj's printout, but not according to the stats!
3:44 pm
tbear

Right this is a one time only offer....who wants a slice of Dominos Dominator Cheese Stuffed Pizza with everything on it incl the kitchen sink.....normally have teenagers on board, but tonight they gone....have made my Xmas cake,is now cooking,6 hours,so thought I'd treat myself to pizza and there's TOO MUCH....
3:45 pm
The Happy 1

pig out u worked 4 it
3:46 pm
gramma

Pick me..Pick me...I do, I do. I love pizza
3:46 pm
scatty

im scatty's sons ,friend im only 15 and using her account becasue im staying over. new to this. my first time and this is the frist one im stuck on. lol
3:46 pm
EasternBlue

tbear...sounds yummy...I still have laundry to do (before I have my dinner)...you can see I'm getting far ; )
3:46 pm
mo

i seem to be short of the de8/45 and the do7/36 and do7/32 any help would be most welcome thank you
3:47 pm
renfield

just had steak and mushrooms - thanks for the offer
3:47 pm
tbear

happy...don't know bout the pizza...but I'm stuffed...and there's cinnamon sticks with icing topping....oooooooooooo...full belly
3:47 pm
EasternBlue

mo de8 is the 'plural' of your de 6....go up instead of 'down' to get it...
3:47 pm
sherb

tbear - already ate, but what the heck! I'll take a slice thanks :)

can I offer you a beer or a glass of wine to go with that?
3:48 pm
scatty

im still stuck!!!
3:48 pm
tbear

Gramma..........dig in
3:48 pm
Minski

DE8 pluralize DE6
3:48 pm
artlady

tbear...Domino's pizza? You can do better than that, can't you? lol
3:48 pm
renfield

what's a christmas cake? i'm jewish - but i like cakes
3:48 pm
gramma

combine do4/5 [ but make it singular] w/ne4/5
3:49 pm
scatty

anyone ur 5/14 please tell me?
3:49 pm
The Happy 1

do7/37 1st 3 of do4/5+ne4/5
3:49 pm
cybernan

gramma -- how many n 4's are there (I have 8)
3:49 pm
tbear

sherb you carry on...got a well deserved g&t...g being the operative word...after that bowl battle I needed it...
3:49 pm
Minski

Scatty
There's a 4 letter word starting with R
A hint for it is: You R*** an apartment, you R*** a car.
3:50 pm
gramma

sherb, I'll have 1 cold beer.[ This is either really great or oh so sad...I'm not sure]
3:50 pm
scatty

urent is not a word
3:50 pm
EasternBlue

mo - your do 7...+ think of Santa's reindeer + another consonant
3:50 pm
The Happy 1

ur clue if u had 2 do sumfing again
3:51 pm
cybernan

ur 5: ur+ re 4/5
3:51 pm
Minski

Sorry Scatty. I thought you were looking for any word, not a specific one.
3:51 pm
scatty

lol im confuesed im only 15!!!!
3:51 pm
gramma

cybernan, only 1 ne4/5
3:52 pm
The Happy 1

scat theres a color in the middle
3:53 pm
sherb

*pours a cold beer for gramma - cheers*
3:53 pm
Minski

Scatty
If you have to do something all over again you have to RE** it. Add a U to that word.
3:53 pm
tbear

renfield..think ten tons of dried fruit(soaked in alcohol for 24 hrs),nuts,8 eggs,flour,butter,christmas spice and a very sore elbow....eventually covered in marzipan (yuk) and white icing (yum) and then lots of silly things on it......Last one I ever do EVER
3:53 pm
gramma

I need to get a life. But before I do...any 1 need a clue?
3:53 pm
scatty

cyber nan: urete, urent, ureis, ureds,urede,
3:54 pm
artlady

scatty, please don't list the words, just clues.
3:54 pm
gramma

sherb ty. that canadien beer is stronger than ours. I'll have to be careful.
3:54 pm
cybernan

Problem (help pleeeease):

brandyjack's list has 19 n's (I have 19 n's)
brandyjack's list has 8 n/4's (I have 8 n/4's)

My stats board tells me that I am missing an n/4 -- I checked for duplication and there isn't one.

Any suggestions?????
3:56 pm
artlady

cyb, try refreshing. Sometimes it doesn't register one.
3:56 pm
sherb

cybernan - try refreshing? it sometimes works for me :)
3:57 pm
cybernan

Thanks Art Lady -- that's exactly what it was!
3:57 pm
scatty

i got it lol it was right in my face!!!!
3:58 pm
cybernan

Well, folks I am finally done -- took a little longer than I expected, but it was a good one.

Back in a moment to help (got to warm up my tea).
3:59 pm
gramma

See ya on the flip side. I have to drive fast and take chances.... after all, you're only old once.
4:01 pm
artlady

ok, done on paper...now to type...
4:06 pm
kllyjansen

I'm confused... just a minute ago I had some words on my list and when I went to see what they meant they didn't have a point value next to them. So I refreshed and all of the sudden 10 of my words are missing and I can't add them back in!!
4:08 pm
Anj

klly, it means Babble has thrown a wobbly. Sometimes it will accept words that don't exist, won't get you a point score, and disappear as soo as you invoke the ritual of f5 :)
4:08 pm
cybernan

klly -- that has happened to me as well -- the words you had typed in were intially accepted in error and when you refreshed, they disappeared.
4:08 pm
EasternBlue

Anj! Is that you in the pix?
4:09 pm
kllyjansen

well that stinks! lol
4:09 pm
cybernan

Anyone need any help before I log out for the rest of the day?
4:10 pm
hurshy

yes, cyber, can i have help with the tr6 and 7?
4:10 pm
tbear

Eastern...Anj is much more handsome than Johnney depp
4:11 pm
EasternBlue

Just looked at the pix again...oops!
4:11 pm
kllyjansen

anyone help me with bo 8/ 55?
4:11 pm
EasternBlue

see what looking at this grid will do to you???
4:11 pm
cybernan

tr 6 & 7(plural): prefix for three + a poem
4:12 pm
hurshy

thanks cyber!
4:12 pm
Anj

Cheers Bear :)

Eastern, he's my stand in ;)
4:12 pm
tbear

Easyern...don't fret for absolutely ages i thought Lolas pic of marilyn Monroe was her.....time for my yearly check up
4:13 pm
artlady

dunh dunh dunh...another one bites the dust... (somehow it isn't the same without the music backing it...)
4:13 pm
cybernan

bo 8/55: past tense of bo 6/24 ( the Easter bo**** that you wear on you head)
4:13 pm
artlady

Anj, Johnny is very yummy....thanks for the eye candy!
4:13 pm
kllyjansen

thanks!
4:14 pm
hurshy

what about ur5?
4:14 pm
Anj

y/w Artlady :) Have you finished then???
4:14 pm
cybernan

ur 5: u + re 4/5
4:15 pm
artlady

yes, now I'm going to relax with a little something in my coffee before dinner....
4:16 pm
tbear

Xmas cake and pizza and cinnamon sticks with icing and a few slugs of cooking sherry AND a g&t have wiped me out....gunna be a tv couch potato...have a good one guys...see yus 2moro
4:16 pm
hurshy

thanks cyber (again)!
4:16 pm
EasternBlue

bye tbear...
4:16 pm
LUCKY

Hi folks I'm back did I miss anything interesting??
4:17 pm
Ouwachita

ur5...One of the stages in the life history of certain rusts (Uredinales), regarded at one time as a distinct genus. It is a summer stage preceding the teleutospore, or winter stage
4:17 pm
mo

minski EasternBlue and gramma tyvm for yuor excellent clues
4:17 pm
sherb

bye tbear, bye artlady :)
4:18 pm
LUCKY

tbear stay tbear ...
4:18 pm
Anj

'nite Bear :)

Artlady - a 'woot!' is in order then :)
...and I recommend a sugarlump in your tea :D
4:18 pm
artlady

I'm still here.. a little Bailey's in my coffee and I'm staying for chat and assistance (if anyone needs my humble old self)
4:19 pm
artlady

Mmmm, Anj. Would you keep posting? Love the image...
4:19 pm
EasternBlue

mo...you're quite welcome...
it's funny - your pix looks like my mom as a young girl & her nickname is mo too...eerie!!
4:20 pm
EasternBlue

Alright...I have to go do laundry...I'll be back later...still have 100 to go!
4:20 pm
renfield

tbear - thanks for the receipt - i can probably get someone in town, like the cake lady, to make one for our employees party......
4:20 pm
JaxH

Any help with de7 x2 would be much appreciated. Thanx
4:20 pm
scatty

how do i no one i am finised
4:20 pm
Anj

Right, it appears I have sole claim to the plural fish, the past tense fish and the bl**dy obvious fish tonight :/
*sound of large wet fish being administered*
4:21 pm
Dr_God

Stay tuned for an update on a little something non-Babble related...
4:21 pm
Jo

there are 258 words today, that's how you'll know you are done. if you go pro, a grid will also tell you.
4:21 pm
LeslieAnn

jax, one is the past tense of de 6/21
4:21 pm
artlady

Hiya Dr G!
4:21 pm
EasternBlue

scatty - when you get all 258...your total score will be 3681
4:21 pm
Ouwachita

scatty...when you get 258 words today
4:21 pm
Anj

...there's non-Babble??
4:21 pm
hurshy

finished!
4:21 pm
Jo

LOL, Anj!
4:22 pm
mo

EasternBlue very eerie......although everyone has supposed to have a double somewhere
4:22 pm
hurshy

it's so exciting when we have these divine visitations.
4:22 pm
EasternBlue

what is life outside of Babble (aside from laundry & dishes : ) )
4:22 pm
sherb

hi Dr_G...not often I bump into you :)
4:22 pm
artlady

Yay, hurshy! Pour yourself a little something and join me in the jacuzzi!
4:22 pm
LeslieAnn

jax the other 7 rhymes with a fruit (as in blue, rasp etc.)
4:22 pm
Anj

hurshy, is that the grid, the laundry, the ironing, the cake or the tea??
4:23 pm
Jo

OOOOO. Food, Water, Shelter ... & Babble.
4:23 pm
Dr_God

Hint: It has somethin to do with the holiday season coming up...
4:23 pm
artlady

Trust me, Dr. G. is not really divine.... just kidding, oh great one...
4:23 pm
LeslieAnn

we're all getting presents?!
4:23 pm
renfield

my note book is wireless - we can play in the jacuzzi
4:24 pm
Jo

Dr. G -- Hmmm .... you're going to send us all fresh baked holiday cookies??? ;-)
4:24 pm
EasternBlue

Dr_God - you're a turkey?? : )
4:24 pm
artlady

hurry, Dr. G. Hubby is nagging me to get off the computer....
4:24 pm
LeslieAnn

i would like a red ryder bb gun...
4:24 pm
hurshy

anj - the grid of course!
4:24 pm
Dr_God

artlady-

I may not be divine, but I sing divinely. Just kidding, of course...
4:24 pm
artlady

Hmmm, I guess I can't take credit for that, can I...
4:25 pm
renfield

cookies? cakes? fruit? - hello treadmill
4:25 pm
artlady

I'd have to GET a treadmill first....
4:25 pm
Anj

Ren, diets always start tomorrow :)
4:26 pm
Anj

hurshy: 'woot!' I'm Babbleblind today... :/
4:26 pm
renfield

ok - a walk fast in the park w/ my pupsters
4:27 pm
Jo

Dr_G -- Yer Leavin' Us Hangin'!!!
OUT with it! ;-)
4:28 pm
Anj

The suspenders are killing me! No wait, that's my xmas stocking :)
4:28 pm
Dr_God

Two more minutes. Gotta upload a big file.
4:28 pm
dylan

***hello***
4:28 pm
renfield

i feel like sponge bob - i'm ready, i'm ready.....
4:29 pm
Jo

Anj, you're very cute today .... ;-)
4:29 pm
renfield

anj - do you fence?
4:29 pm
aknitter

anyone have the be 9/78? can't seem to find it
4:29 pm
dylan

i'm ready with 18 words already!
4:29 pm
LeslieAnn

hmmm... a new game, perhaps?
4:30 pm
artlady

a knitter, it's related to the be 7/40
4:30 pm
Dr_God

LeslieAnn-

Not a new game. That's next on the agenda though. ;)
4:30 pm
Anj

*Anj blushes*

Why thank you Jo :) I'm missing your muppets...
4:30 pm
Dr_God

Ok, folks. Refresh those pages.
4:30 pm
cybernan

I'm off to be a slave to my sewing machine -- thanks for all the help everyone and thanks to you Dr. G for such a great game. See anyone who is around at post time.
4:31 pm
Jo

Why Dr_G, how season-appropriate!! :-)
4:31 pm
Anj

oo-err...a new pink link :)
4:32 pm
dylan

i'm still a bit new...what is post time cybernan?
4:32 pm
artlady

A new venture, Dr. G?
4:33 pm
aknitter

artlady, that is what i thought i just can't seem to figure it out!!
4:33 pm
artlady

past tense of the 7....
4:33 pm
EasternBlue

dylan - at the "midnight" hour (Central US time), the next day grid is posted...
4:33 pm
renfield

oy chanukah
4:34 pm
Jo

Dr_G ... very cool!!
4:34 pm
aknitter

art lady -- i found it by "monkey-ing around"!!
4:34 pm
LeslieAnn

dr. g, whereabouts are you at? (not planning on stalking, but am in central time zone myself)
4:34 pm
dlfox

the be 9/78 is 'be' + th6/21 + 'ed'
4:34 pm
Dr_God

LeslieAnn-

Near Chicago.
4:35 pm
hurshy

wow, that is cool.
4:35 pm
LUCKY

hurshy congrates ... pleez stay around to help out....?
4:35 pm
Jo

Curiosity, did you develop this program?
4:36 pm
sherb

well it's been a long week, and I'm off for a spot of tellywatching before bed...

goodnight all :)
4:36 pm
Jo

Sorry, Dr_G, the gift program
4:36 pm
LeslieAnn

oh me too i am in the west 'burbs
4:36 pm
The Happy 1

hursh pls can u help with de6/21 + 7/36?
thx
4:37 pm
hurshy

those de's are to want something very much, and past tense
4:39 pm
artlady

Hey Dr G, going to mom's for TG? or up north?
4:39 pm
The Happy 1

doh! u no when u look at sumfin 4 ages an dont c it then all of a sudden it smacks u right in the face!
thx hursh very gr8ful
4:39 pm
Dr_God

artlady-

Not sure. I'm sure I'll end up at the parents at some point.
4:40 pm
scatty

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yesyes, yes, yes, yes

i did it

i did it
i did it
4:40 pm
Dr_God

I'm off for the evening. Check out GiftBox, folks, and drop me an email and let me know what you think.
4:40 pm
hurshy

bye dr_g! you rock!
4:41 pm
artlady

What a dutiful son you are. Say hi to your brother for me.
My son appears periodically for free meals...and to do his laundry!
4:41 pm
The Happy 1

gr8 stuff scat so hav i :-D
4:41 pm
renfield

bye dr g
4:41 pm
scatty

i complete it
4:41 pm
EasternBlue

Bye Dr_God - have a happy thanksgiving!
And thanks for 'giving' us this game : )
4:41 pm
artlady

Ooh, scatty, nice work! 3681 points for you!
4:42 pm
scatty

thanks for you on that 1 word lol
4:43 pm
Babbler

Hello Boys and Babes !! : D

did ya miss me?
4:43 pm
Noumenon

hi artlady!
4:43 pm
dlfox

der7/36
der6/21
des6/21
des7/3 6
dew6/33
de4/9
4:43 pm
LUCKY

congrats Scatty!! keep it up!
4:43 pm
Babbler

oooh Dr G !!! hello!!!!! ................... bye bye! : )
4:43 pm
artlady

Babbler, it hasn't been the same w/o you...hubby chased me off the computer downstairs...pagan!
4:43 pm
Anj

Why helloooooo Babbler ;)
4:44 pm
EasternBlue

Hi Babs...
4:44 pm
artlady

Hey, nou!! I just told your brother to say hi to you! SMall cyberspace...
4:44 pm
Babbler

hey Anj! : )
what's your score now? or have you finished?
4:45 pm
Babbler

awwww, artlady.... *big cheesy grin*

hey EB !! : )
4:45 pm
scatty

mines 3681 and i have done it all!!!!!
4:45 pm
artlady

Nice pic, Babbler. Adding a little class to the joint?
4:46 pm
kllyjansen

help with de 7/ 32, de 6/ 21, de 8/ 45 please

4:46 pm
Babbler

artlady, it was Skimpy Saturday this afternoon........... has the theme changed ?
4:46 pm
EasternBlue

Hi Noumenon...
4:46 pm
dlfox

2 letter clues with #letters and points seem to be the standard.
What if the clues came in 3 or 4 first letters? Too much of a spoiler?
4:46 pm
artlady

I finished, too, Bab. Now I'm celebrating...time for a refill,.,
4:46 pm
EasternBlue

Really going to do the laundry now...be back later!
: )
4:46 pm
Babbler

bravo scatty !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
4:46 pm
Anj

Babbler, 27 to go... I'm just gliding serenely thru' the grid with just the odd bit of turbulence :)
4:46 pm
artlady

Oh, lordy, and here I am in my long johns....
4:46 pm
Babbler

bravo artlady !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!
4:47 pm
artlady

Bye, EB.
4:47 pm
dylan

dr_god, don't expect me on your website.I think it will mess up my computer.
4:47 pm
renfield

we didn't know - really art lady, we didn't know, did we?
4:47 pm
Babbler

keep posting Anj, .......... your icon really suits you........
where's Darleen? ...... : D
4:48 pm
Noumenon

ya, he told me you were bablin' so came by to say a quick hi.
4:48 pm
artlady

dlfox, that's right. There are a lot of people who do this with no clues....I'm not one, tho. ;-) However, 2 letters is enuf.
4:48 pm
artlady

Babbler, I agree. Anj is real eye candy today...
4:48 pm
Babbler

well, come on kids, don't let me be on my own here !!
It is officially Skimpy Saturday......... : D
4:49 pm
Anj

*blows kisses to the girls* ;)
4:49 pm
artlady

Nou, has he also told you what I said to your mom? Something along the line of "Thanks a lot!!! Now I'm spending all this time playing this #$%#@$ game!"
4:49 pm
scatty

kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
kllyjansen: derries, derris and derrises
4:49 pm
Jo

Babbler ... fantastic!! I too will need to change out of my ratty sweatshirt and Mickey Mouse PJ bottoms. Hmmm....
4:49 pm
artlady

*blushes* Thanks, Anj....
4:49 pm
Babbler

ok........... a pathetic 64 words here......... time to concentrate........... (with half an eye for new icons!!)
:D
4:49 pm
hurshy

oh my. scatty with the excess of naughtiness.
4:50 pm
artlady

Scatty, again, please don't list entire words.
4:50 pm
scatty

im not good with clues. lol
4:50 pm
kllyjansen

((appreciates it))
4:50 pm
Babbler

tsk tsk, naughty scatty........... (but thanks for the 3 words... !!)
4:50 pm
artlady

Babbler, maybe on your side of the pond...and the generation gap...it's Skimpy Saturday. On mine it's jeans and a sweater Saturday!
4:51 pm
Bobsta

good evening Babbler and all ;o)
4:51 pm
scatty

y artlady
4:51 pm
artlady

Hi Bobs, join the party.
4:51 pm
LeslieAnn

b/c some people like to guess... if there's a clue, you can ignore it but if you see the word then you can't guess
4:52 pm
Anj

scatty, may I draw your attention to Babblerule nos. 1,2,5,8,10,12,12a,42, & 100:

"Posting words in the log will get you shot, stuffed and mounted"

Thank you :D
4:52 pm
scatty

y artlady
4:52 pm
Jo

Babbler, does Ms. Piggy's low cut top count?? LOL
She was just for you, Anj!!!
4:52 pm
Anj

Ah, is that a Bobsta I see before me???
4:52 pm
artlady

Scatty, I'm still pretty new at this, started in September, but I've learned from the wise ones here that we give 2 letter and point clues and definition clues, but that's all. Spoils the "fun" otherwise... ;-)
4:52 pm
Babbler

hey Bobsta !!! oooh oohh!! I know who that is!! It's errm, errrrm, whatisname?? eeermm, I really like him, it's errrrr.... oh tell me his name!! : )
4:52 pm
renfield

skimpy here is a t shirt and cut offs - will need to run to the store for a camera battery
4:53 pm
Anj

Cheers Jo - appreciate it ;)
4:53 pm
Babbler

LOL Jo !!! :D
4:53 pm
artlady

Sigh. I guess I'd better change....
4:53 pm
mamabear

Will this do for Skimpy Saturday?????
hi all!
4:53 pm
Bobsta

hiya Anj me ol mucker
Babbler: shahrukh khan
4:53 pm
ren8

Hi Bob, how ya doing? Not seen you on here for a while.
4:54 pm
mamabear

oops. wrong pic... brb
4:54 pm
harpjane

NE clues for the ne 6,7,8?
4:54 pm
Bobsta

hiya Rach hows it goin' hun?
4:54 pm
LUCKY

MAMABEAR ... ITS YOU AGAIN HI..
4:54 pm
Babbler

Bobsta, thaaaaaat's it!!! yummy!!! :D
4:55 pm
Babbler

MAMABEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
* would knock her down in a big fat bear hug, but she vanished!*
4:55 pm
ren8

Fine thanks. Greg is watching Match of the Day so I thought I would get some words done.
4:55 pm
scatty


OBJECT
To list as many words of the highest point value as you can find among the random assortment of letters in the cube grid.
PLAYING
Search the puzzle board for words of four letters or more. When you find a word, add it to your list using the form below the puzzle. Words are formed from adjoining letters. Letters must join in the proper sequence to spell a word. They may join horizontaly, vertically or diagonally to the left, right, up or down. No letter cube, however may be used more than once within a single word.
TYPES OF WORDS ALLOWED
The only words that are allowed are those that can be found in the Enable dictionary. You may look for any type of word - noun, verb, adjective, adverb, etc. Plural nouns are acceptable, as are all verb tenses. Words within words are also allowed. (e.g. revolt and volt)
TYPES OF WORDS NOT ALLOWED
Proper nouns, abbreviations, contractions, hyphenated words and foreign words that are not in the Enable Dictionary.
4:55 pm
mamabear

there. Please Refresh!!! Babbler - is this outfit ok?
4:55 pm
LUCKY

And Harpjane too Hello all happy babbling ...
4:55 pm
scatty

SCORING AND WINNING
Every night at midnight CT, the day's puzzle closes. The high score list for the day will then appear showing everyone's total score.
SCORING
Each tile has a point value. To determine the score for a word, the point-value for the length of the word is multiplied by the total letter values for the word:
4-letter word = 1 x Points
5-letter word = 2 x Points
6-letter word = 3 x Points
7-letter word = 4 x Points
8-letter word = 5 x Points
9-letter word = 6 x Points
Example:
Word: BABBLE
Points: 3 x (3+1+3+3+1+1)
Total: 36 pts.
The winner is the player who has the highest point total when the puzzle closes.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
* The same word found in two different areas of the puzzle may not be used.
* The "Qu" cube counts as two letters.
* Points are awarded for both the singular and plural forms of a noun

i don't see it???
4:56 pm
Bobsta

i got the icon the other night to match your new icon but by the time i got back you'd gone :)
4:56 pm
Anj

Harp, plenty of the ne6 in your central nervous system.
add an e for the 7, add an s for the 8, take out the last e for another 7 :)
4:56 pm
DarleenMB

scatty you ruin the game for EVERYone when you post whole words. please don't.
4:56 pm
Babbler

scatty, you're not enetering into the spirit of the game, mate. We're a nice bunch in here. We help each other out, but we don't spoil the game for anybody. Be nice, yeah?
4:56 pm
scatty

ok i won't
4:57 pm
DarleenMB

thank you! wasn't that easy? :-)
4:57 pm
The Happy 1

its just not cricket scatty
4:57 pm
mamabear

Babbler?
4:57 pm
LeslieAnn

and, um, that was a joke about the rules...
4:57 pm
Babbler

*smile* just for you, scatty. : ) thank you.
4:57 pm
DarleenMB

babbler ... I was in town getting a massage ... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
4:57 pm
scatty

just saying that it wasn't in the rules
4:58 pm
scatty

o a joke. i think i took it the wrong way lol
4:58 pm
Babbler

swwooon, thank you so much, Darleen........
just have to pick myself off the floor and give Mamabear a hug.......... :)
4:58 pm
DarleenMB

aw shucks. And here I thought you missed ME!
4:59 pm
Babbler

MAMABEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*knocks her down in a big fat bear hug!!!*

I can't see your icon, hun. I can see a rrrrrrude BARE though!! lol! :D
4:59 pm
Babbler

I did, Darleen, I did!!!!!!

(keep posting.... !!) :D
4:59 pm
renfield

where are you mama bear?
4:59 pm
mamabear

well maybe if you tore your eyes away from those abs, you'd see me!!!
4:59 pm
DarleenMB

oh sure, NOW you want ME... well I may h ave to take Paul someplace else (pouting just a bit)
4:59 pm
artlady

Ok, almost ready for SKimpy Saturday....give me a minute..
5:00 pm
Babbler

LOL Mamabear!!!

*wrists duly slapped*
5:00 pm
DarleenMB

artlady, how many times have you changed today??? giggle
5:00 pm
mamabear

can't you see me either renfield????? I'm scared I am invisible.....
5:00 pm
Anj

*Anj does Blue Steel for the hell of it*
5:00 pm
Babbler

noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!! Darleen!!
so, err, *thinks quickly*, how was the rest of the day for you while I've been awol?
5:01 pm
DarleenMB

I can see you mamabear. Nice bikini...
5:01 pm
Babbler

ooooh, thanks Anj!! again! again! :)
5:01 pm
harpjane

anj, thanks. with enough help, I might actually finish this one. Didn't finish yesterday, even with a short puzzle. Company and music commitments....
5:01 pm
artlady

Shush, Darleen! Just refresh...I wanted to join the SKimpy Saturday party with Babbler!
5:01 pm
Bobsta

ren8: can't be bothered with footie tonight, my team isn't playing til tomorrow lunchtime.
Poor Greg's gotta put up with me all day on Monday. Hee Hee!!
5:01 pm
DarleenMB

humph. well. the massage was nice. (trying hard to maintain pouty posture)
5:01 pm
artlady

MamaBear, nice bikinI!
5:01 pm
mamabear

how can a bear concentrate on finding words with icons such as these??? *drool*
5:01 pm
Babbler

ooooh artlady!!!! you look HOT !! :)
5:01 pm
JaxH

Can anyone help with de6/33 TVM
5:02 pm
renfield

not necessary anj - we only have eyes for you
5:02 pm
Anj

Harp, we're here to help :)
5:02 pm
artlady

WHoa, Darleen! Whose bod is that??
5:02 pm
Babbler

massage??? that's sounds lovely, Darleen. What kind was it? Shiatsu (don't know all the names... )
5:02 pm
Anj

...is that a bear with a brazilian???
5:02 pm
artlady

I said earlier that I looked like Marilyn....note the different hair color, tho.
5:02 pm
DarleenMB

woohoo!! Artlady!!!
5:03 pm
DarleenMB

It was a therapeutic massage (refusing to look at Babbler). Painful but in a good way.
5:03 pm
The Happy 1

JaxH
moist
5:03 pm
DarleenMB

ANJ!!!! You have GOT to stop watching sex and the city, ROTFLMAO
5:03 pm
Babbler

LOL Darleeen!!! can't type cos I'm laughing so much!! :D
5:04 pm
snowyowl

Hi all, finally managed to get back, but have no hope of finishing. Out to help plant a new wood tomorrow with my Rainbow Guides. I hope the Woodland Trust have some big strong men ready to dig the holes as we have had quite heavy frosts these last few mornings.
5:04 pm
DarleenMB

yeah yeah, babbler, SURE you are. You just want me to keep posting so you can drool over Paul
5:04 pm
Babbler

don't make me laugh, guys, I've got a glass of red on the desk....... !
5:04 pm
JaxH

TheHappy1 Thanx!
5:04 pm
ren8

Well have fun Bob. I'm also at work on Monday, can't wait till Wednesday when I get the daytimes off for the rest of the week.
5:05 pm
Babbler

*sigh!!* Paul..............

no!! Darleen, I really enjoy talking to you, I do, I do, I do!! : D
5:05 pm
artlady

WB, snowy. My productive day was spent moving furniture...and changing my icon countless times! (and babbling, of course)
5:06 pm
DarleenMB

gah. Dr. God's giftbox ad is in the way. grrrr.
5:06 pm
Babbler

hey snowy!!! I'm sure you're way ahead of me. I'd look for words, but the boys and babes won't let me!! :D
5:06 pm
artlady

Hey Babs, you and I need to go out looking for hot guys tonight! We're dressed for it...
5:06 pm
DarleenMB

babbler, share the wine, I'll quit pouting...
5:06 pm
Minski

Greetings All!
I need some help with the i words please.
I'm still missing:
ir 6/ 21
ir 6/ 18
ir 5/ 10
Thanks.
5:06 pm
Babbler

what was that, Darleen? I didn't catch what you just said.....
5:06 pm
Anj

lol :)

hang on, i've never watched sex and the city. Must have got it from Ally McBeal :/
5:06 pm
Babbler

Anj?
5:07 pm
Babbler

*pours glass for Darleen, reaches over and puts it on her desk*
5:07 pm
artlady

ir 6/21, past tense of the 4/4
5:07 pm
DarleenMB

Ah. Allie ... named my dog after her ... Allie McDog. She's as big an airhead, too.
5:07 pm
DarleenMB

mmmmmmmmm. yummy. Thanks Babbler!!!
5:07 pm
Babbler

it's a date, artlady!!! :)
5:08 pm
Babbler

Anj ?
5:08 pm
DarleenMB

drat. Gotta go clean some beads and get the auctions ready. back in a bit. Save some wine, Babbler!
5:08 pm
Anj

Babbler???
5:08 pm
Minski

Thanks ArtLady
5:08 pm
artlady

(whispers, with sneaky looks around) Don't tell my hubby...
5:08 pm
dylan

bye
5:09 pm
mamabear

Can I come with????? Can we look in the FOREST????
5:09 pm
artlady

Mamabear, then we won't be able to see the men for the trees....or something like that...
5:09 pm
Babbler

missed you Anj. you scrolled down........ post again ?
5:09 pm
snowyowl

As I said last night - my poppies look very tame now! Was talking to CATHB earlier & Anjs icon gets our vote!
All these beautiful bodies to look at sort of takes the urgency out of finishing! Must look for something a little more appealing soon!
5:10 pm
Babbler

Bobsta ?
5:10 pm
artlady

SNowy, I like your poppies...they match my dress.
5:10 pm
Babbler

come on snowy, it's Skimpy Saturday !!! :D
5:11 pm
artlady

Oops, time to dash. We're taking daughter out to dinner tonight to celebrate her being home. It's been lovely, all!
5:12 pm
snowyowl

Babs - sorry already got my wellies on for tomorrow! LOL. we'll have to have a Satiny Sunday or something - or maybe a minimalist Monday!
5:12 pm
Minski

Does anyone have the
ir 6/ 18
ir 5/ 10
5:12 pm
renfield

bye art lady...i've got to go to hot jobs and check my job postings for new resumes....really
5:12 pm
Anj

...ive already done Blue Steel!
5:12 pm
The Happy 1

minski build on ir4/4
5:13 pm
Babbler

*sigh* !!!

5:13 pm
Babbler

Darleen? where are you, babe?
5:16 pm
Minski

Thanks Happy
5:16 pm
LUCKY

Hi folks ... what's up .....?
5:17 pm
Babbler

hey Lucky!
5:17 pm
Anj

...the opposite of down :D
5:19 pm
periwinkle

I don't have either ne7 hints please (actually don't have any ne words :(
5:19 pm
Bobsta

the sky
5:19 pm
renfield

anj - you're not only a pirate - a stand up one line zinger8-)
5:19 pm
Babbler

Ws done...... 73 words .......... I'm cooking with gas! :D
5:19 pm
LUCKY

Hi Babbler ... guess what ... I've accidentally torn up my writen wordlist ... now what?
5:19 pm
Babbler

Bobsta!!! *sigh*

I'm coming round your neck of the woods in the week, I'll bring Madge. : )
5:20 pm
Babbler

Lucky, do what I'm doing - use the cheat sheet in Bab Anon!!! LOL! :D
5:21 pm
Anj

lol :)

Hey peri - get the ne4/4 - lighting gas first
then drop UR in the middle for an ne6
then add an E to the end for an ne7
then add an S to the end for the ne8
then take out the last e for another ne7

Go for it :)
5:21 pm
Bobsta

sounds good to me babbler, if its quiet i'll make you a tea or coffee this time.
was there you wanted me to copy? i can do that war of the worlds direct from cd if you like?
5:22 pm
LeslieAnn

oh my goodness... have 228 words, working my way down the list, and i guessed absolutely none of the like 20 sh's... i think i got smacked with the stupid stick (or fish...)
5:22 pm
Bobsta

there should be an 'anything' in there somewhere
5:23 pm
Babbler

that would be magic, Bobsta!! I'd love a cuppa, if you have time. I'm only going to the shops for a lipstick I can't get out of my head!! lol!! I'll have another look at your list. You don't mind?
5:23 pm
kllyjansen

I have been hung up on de 6/ 33 for a million years now!! help??
5:24 pm
Anj

Babbler, you should go to A&E for that..

ROFLMAO :'D
5:24 pm
periwinkle

Anj, Thank you ever so much. Found them.
5:24 pm
sandypops

de6/33 is it the wetter in the mornings one?
5:25 pm
LeslieAnn

more of the de 4/9, klly
5:25 pm
The Happy 1

kllyjansen
more moist
5:25 pm
Anj

y/w Peri :)
5:25 pm
Babbler

*groan*... Anj.........

actually, I didn't understand that........ post again ???
:D
5:25 pm
Bobsta

i really don't mind hun, tell you what, i'll do the copy of war of the worlds tonight for you.
damn, just realised, i'm at our other shop next week, won't be back in Croydon til the week after :/
5:26 pm
snowyowl

Oh Anj all those clues and Johnny Depp - it's almost too much for a woman to bear! ( cant say girl now as I posted my age last night!!!
5:26 pm
mamabear

Anj- your "ne" clue list made me shiver!!!!! And I wasn't even working on them yet!!!! I have half a mind to change my icon to my coconut bra and grass skirt to show my appreciation!!!
5:26 pm
Babbler

eek, Bobsta!!! Ok, I'll find something else to come to Croydon for........... oh I know...... I have to come in for a contact lens follow up in the next couple of weeks, we'll do it then!!! : )
5:27 pm
Babbler

I didn't see your age, snowy. You're as old as I am, aren't you? 21 (again) :D
5:28 pm
Anj

lol y/w welcome too Mamma, Snowy :)
5:28 pm
Bobsta

sounds good to me honey. In the meantime, email the list of albums you want and i'll cut them next week.
5:28 pm
Babbler

excellent ne clues, Anj!!!

have you got ur5/14 by any chance ?
5:28 pm
snowyowl

I wish Babber! Twice that would be nice!
5:29 pm
Babbler

wow Bobsta!!! do you know what you're saying????
I'll do a lllllady-like list........ : D
5:30 pm
onyx

so the migraine is gone and i am back at it, did i read in the log that the other 9 is an e?
5:30 pm
Babbler

er9/66
5:30 pm
Bobsta

LOL!
as many as you want hun ;o)
5:30 pm
joelgee

hi. I'm back for the last 33. Good evening to all--and to all a good evening.
5:31 pm
snowyowl

glad you're feeling better onyx - horrible thing migraine.
5:31 pm
mamabear

hi joelgee!!!!
5:31 pm
snowyowl

Hi joelgee
5:31 pm
onyx

thanx snowy : )
5:32 pm
Babbler

snowy's clue for the er8 and er9 (I'll try and modify it, snowy!!! lol!!)

e+ 3 letter word for something on a ship, repeat starting vowel and then the first 3 letters of that McDonalds guy with the burgers and fries...... :D

(does that help?)
5:32 pm
Babbler

hey joelgee!
5:32 pm
helenary

please could I have a clue for the er9/66. I've missed a lot of the chat on log to get some clue??
5:32 pm
joelgee

mama, snowy, et al
5:33 pm
Babbler

helenary - about three posts below your question.... : )
5:33 pm
Anj

Babbler, yr5/15 - Midge from Ultravox plus 'a bit of a ...' :)
5:33 pm
joelgee

especially babbler, anj, happy 1, minski, lucky, dopey, sneezey, sleepy, babbly
5:34 pm
snowyowl

Babbler glad you thought of something to sort out the last 3 letters! LOL
5:34 pm
Anj

By the way, Lola says 'HI!' and has left champers near the custard jacuzzi for Babbler :)
5:34 pm
Anj

Good evening Joel :)
5:34 pm
Babbler

say hi back to Lola, Anj!!! I'm missing her!!
*makes a dash for the champers*

:D
5:35 pm
helenary

wow..thanx
5:36 pm
Bobsta

brilliant clue babbler ty ;)
5:36 pm
JaxH

Stuck on en7/28 and can't find the earlier posting!
5:36 pm
Babbler

thanks Anj!!! U's are done....

(yes, I work backwards....) : D
5:37 pm
joelgee

anj--
how you doing?
5:38 pm
The Happy 1

lol thats just wot the postings are jaxh
5:38 pm
Anj

Note bad thanx Joel, how about you??
5:38 pm
LeslieAnn

jax, if a contest is free they will probably have a lot of en 7/28
5:39 pm
mamabear

any help on the last 4 ho's would be wunderbar!!!!
5:39 pm
Babbler

tr6/21 and tr7/32 anyone, pls? ty : )
5:39 pm
renfield

babbler i work backwards as well - must have been from my hebrew classes - right to left, back to front
5:40 pm
joelgee

just got back from not seeing goblet of fire. too crowded. $%#@!!. Saturday night. Hard words to find.
Could life be any rosier? $^#@!!
5:40 pm
Babbler

renfield, I just can't stand all that scrolling down the list as it gets longer..... and I like the mystery of not howing how I'm doing.... :D
5:40 pm
JaxH

Leslie Ann thanx thought I'd already tried that one!
5:41 pm
The Happy 1

i work backwards 2...much easier
5:41 pm
Anj

Joel, i'm leaving it a few days before I get the Potter bug lol.
5:41 pm
onyx

i have the 2 b 8s the e and d 8 and the n 8 what am i missing?
5:42 pm
Anj

...sdrawkcab krow nac I fi erus ton m'i :/
5:42 pm
Babbler

very cleeeever, Anj !!!! you get the gold stars !! :D
5:43 pm
The Happy 1

jna lol
5:43 pm
renfield

anj - you mirror write as well?
5:43 pm
Mary

Babbler, TR6/21 thermionic vacuum tube having three electrodes, and plural. Add on the your TR4/4
5:43 pm
The Happy 1

onyx
r
5:44 pm
Babbler

thanks Mary. we've had this word before, but I've forgotten it! :)
5:44 pm
snowyowl

lol ren - you mean as well as looking like Johnny Depp and giving great clues - and my mother told me the perfect man didn't exist LOL
5:45 pm
Babbler

Tr's done......... :)
5:45 pm
renfield

it appearas he does exist - right here in babbalonia
5:46 pm
onyx

too many clues for my bruised brain to handle at once......
5:46 pm
Babbler

Anj?
5:46 pm
Anj

!toow :)

oot detacitsemod etiuq m'i :D
5:47 pm
The Happy 1

anj
u must b a mirage!!
5:48 pm
Babbler

sssssh, Happy, don't interrupt when Anj is looking at us from the top of the chat log...... : )
5:49 pm
The Happy 1

oops beg ur pardon bab
5:49 pm
snowyowl

Any of you girls need the Rescue Remedy - keep it right here at the desk now! Oh God he can wash up too!!!
Oh well being too late was always my greatest talent!
5:49 pm
Anj

...I forgot...what comes after Blue Steel Babbler???
5:49 pm
hurshy

magnum!
5:50 pm
The Happy 1

ops i did it again
cant help myself
5:50 pm
Babbler

Ferrari aaaand....... what was the last one?
5:50 pm
Babbler

there was another one, wasn't there, hurshy? what was it.... ??
5:51 pm
Babbler

Anj, you've scrolled down again by accident.........
so errrrr, the TH's eh?? : D
5:51 pm
joelgee

hiya, hurshy
5:52 pm
Babbler

the last th7/32 anyone, pls? ty : )
5:53 pm
hurshy

hey joel.

sorry, i don't remember any other looks at the moment babbler!
5:53 pm
hurshy

7/32 pl
5:53 pm
Anj

Snowy, you should have seen the taste fiesta in sausage, turkey, pasta, pesto, tarragon, oregano, mace, cayenne pepper, tomato & basil dressing with greated parmesan to top it off tonight :)

All that, and washing, ironing & cleaning too ;)
5:55 pm
sandypops

th6/21 and make it plural???
5:55 pm
snowyowl

Well I think you should come and live here Anj - after all care of the elderly can be very rewarding and good for your sou! - and i'm still continent! Not quite as big as Asia - but not far off LOL
5:56 pm
harpjane

re 7 & 8?
5:56 pm
snowyowl

AND I have a pasta machine!
5:56 pm
Babbler

thanks sandy and hurshy......... believe it or not, I already had it......... I am turning into an idiot..... nope, nope, don't argue with me!! LOL!
5:58 pm
Anj

lol Snowy, well that settles it then :)
5:59 pm
snowyowl

Actually I do have a very handy husband who can and does do all those things. It's the only reason I don't leave him - can't bear the thought that he wouldn't miss me - oh and he doesn't look like johnny Depp!
6:00 pm
renfield

snowy - may i come over foe dinner? I'm a hard working business lawyer w/ no time to cook
6:00 pm
The Happy 1

snowy +anj
a match made in babbleland
6:00 pm
Babbler

te5/10 (not birds), pls anyone? ty.
( I deffo do not have this word)
6:01 pm
snowyowl

unfortunately Happy 1 I'm far to old for the lovely Anj and he's booked! But u s old ladies can look!
6:02 pm
The Happy 1

bab the bird..single..but with vowel on end
6:03 pm
The Happy 1

ye but no harm in touchin once in a while hmm!
6:03 pm
helenary

re7 and 8. I would lurv some help please??
6:04 pm
Babbler

thank you , Happy !!! : )

Ts all done..... :)
6:04 pm
The Happy 1

y/w
6:04 pm
Marc Freeman

te5/10 not pl bird but bird with a vowel ending
6:05 pm
snowyowl

ren always welcome LOl Don't make fresh pasta much any more too time consuming. However have decided to have a family pasta making day in the new year. That way you get to make the mess in one house and have plenty of people on hand for the clearing up!
6:06 pm
mamabear

does anyone have a clue on the re 8/50 please, oh please?
6:07 pm
renfield

oh yes - i did my psychology thesis on the savage meal...
6:07 pm
Babbler

109 words............ woo hooooooooo !! :D
*still cooking on gas*
6:08 pm
doraphilia

hi! does anyone have a clue for the b9?? it's like the holy grail of today's puzzle.
6:09 pm
sandypops

do u mean be9/78?
6:09 pm
72 Temple Owl

* runs into room exhausted from 7 calls to restore net connection* Hello, everyone! thought i;d never see you again.....
6:09 pm
doraphilia

yeah, that one!!
6:10 pm
mamabear

pretty please?
6:10 pm
The Happy 1

MAMABEAR
re5/12+young roudy chap
6:10 pm
hurshy

oh, poor temple!
6:10 pm
Anj

...it's Temple Owl :) hoot hoot!
6:11 pm
sandypops

i9ts be + th7/36
6:11 pm
joelgee

re8/50
to have put on an article of clothing again
OR
be made a Mafia godfather again
6:11 pm
Anj

Mammabear - it means to have put on again as in clothes
Builds on your re5/12 just before it :)
6:12 pm
72 Temple Owl

*stares an anj in amazement*
6:13 pm
mamabear

thank you, thank you very much....
Elvis
6:13 pm
Anj

*Anj looks back, a little puzzled*
6:13 pm
Babbler

hey T-Owl!!! : D
welcome to Skimpy Saturday!
6:13 pm
Marc Freeman

be9/78 past tense of be7/40 or take th5/12 at the be and make it past tense. Roses have these
6:13 pm
snowyowl

hi Temple Owl - glad you got here!
6:14 pm
joelgee

all the owls are in the owlery. how cheery.
6:14 pm
mamabear

Hi Temple!!!
6:14 pm
72 Temple Owl

*regains power of speech* johnny depp is a babbler...?
6:15 pm
Babbler

didn't you know, T-Owl?
ask him a question.......... I haven't seen his icon for about 30 secs.... :D
6:15 pm
doraphilia

I just got all those long be's! thanks everyone!
6:16 pm
Anj

Temple, I'm a Babbler. Well, no, Babbler is a Babbler...
Johnny Depp just wants to be me... ;)
6:16 pm
72 Temple Owl

LOL! just what i need after a hard day in school - the last class , yay!
6:17 pm
Babbler

right everybody - no more posts !!!!

ssssshhhh!!!

*gazes*
6:17 pm
helenary

thanx joel..took me ages!
6:18 pm
snowyowl

joelgee - the owls are in the parliament please! LOL
You wouldn't want me in a parliament - if any one heckled me I'd cry!
6:18 pm
Anj

*soft hazel gaze, chiselled features, long, dark tresses...*
6:18 pm
Babbler

*whimper*
6:19 pm
snowyowl

Babbler - just a thought - we could ask Dr God to make it compulsory for everyone to have J D as their icon!
6:20 pm
renfield

yes and wallpaper& screen saver
6:20 pm
joelgee

snowy--
there's no crying in Babble.
(paraphrase from A League of their own)
Plus which, I couldn't take it.
6:21 pm
Babbler

*scrolling down to check the sh words......... where Anj happens to be right about now..... * :D
6:22 pm
renfield

now i'm stuck on the de's - can't imagine why....
6:22 pm
snowyowl

gs for me...........
6:24 pm
Babbler

is that where Anj is in your lists, snowy and renfield...???

*nods sagely*..... I understand, girls.... :)
6:25 pm
Anj

...not a good time for me to go for a shower then?? ;)
6:25 pm
Babbler

NO !!!!!!

well, only if you promise to be quick !! :)
6:25 pm
The Happy 1

cold shower 4 the girls me thinks
6:26 pm
renfield

ok - let's all take a shower break
6:26 pm
Babbler

good idea! reconvene in 10 mins?
6:26 pm
snowyowl

Who wants a spray of the Rescue Remedy? - it will make the time pass faster!!!!!
6:26 pm
Anj

...i've got herbal essences and a loin cloth :D
6:27 pm
72 Temple Owl

i only have three words and cannot for the life of me think of any more bes...seem somewhat distracted....
6:27 pm
Babbler

Bristol isn't that far away, is it????????????
how far is it to Bristol??
WHERE is it??????
6:27 pm
joelgee

Man, this is way too much information!!
6:28 pm
snowyowl

Just the herbal essences will do fine Johnny.......I mean Anj1
6:28 pm
Babbler

change your icon, joelgee!!! go oooooon !!! :D
Keanu Reeves
George Clooney

who else, ladies??
6:29 pm
Anj

Babbler, tube to Paddington and 2 hours on GWR lol
Now behave and start looking for your words again.
...and someone hand Joel a stiff drink.
6:29 pm
72 Temple Owl

keanu reaves
6:29 pm
renfield

brian setzer
6:30 pm
Marc Freeman

Am I crazy or when we are getting the double letters with how many letters and what they are worth are they in alphabetical order. Is that why they are not in numerical order? Am I just getting this now. Somebody please confirm.
6:30 pm
Anj

Brian Setzer??? He's the American Jules Holland...
good guitarist tho' :)
6:30 pm
Babbler

*duly chastised*

eyes down, looking for s' words...... : (
6:31 pm
joelgee

oddly, don't keep a lot of hunky males around. Go figure.
6:31 pm
snowyowl

sorry - I'm a one man woman these days girls! Johnny Depp again is just fine with me!
6:31 pm
Babbler

yes Marc, alphabetical in our word lists :)
6:31 pm
renfield

that boy can pick the guitar....
6:31 pm
Anj

*gives Babbler hug to cheer her up* :)

Marc, yup, alphabetical order as they appear in the completed word list
6:31 pm
Babbler

that's a GREAT idea, snowy!!!

go on, joelgee, Johnny Depp!
6:32 pm
72 Temple Owl

musicians, too? then richard thompson for we ladies approaching middle age... LOL : D
6:32 pm
joelgee

marc--
they are in alphabetical order. Does that cut to the chase?
6:32 pm
renfield

ok sorry - lost my mind for moment
6:32 pm
snowyowl

Babbler did you see my 6.19 posting!
6:32 pm
joelgee

refresh
6:33 pm
renfield

long john baltry - in requiem
6:33 pm
harpjane

re 6/27? and the last 3 re's?
I'm making SLOOOOW progress here, folks.
6:33 pm
Babbler

yes, snowy, but I was in the middle of a whimper and could not respond. lol!!! fab idea! :D
6:34 pm
Babbler

I need a cigarette.
6:35 pm
renfield

i need a xanex
6:35 pm
snowyowl

LOL JOEL
Me too Babbler and I gave up Jan 2004!!!!!
6:35 pm
Babbler

what's a xanex? is it a painkiller?
6:35 pm
mamabear

I need a clue for the tr 6/21 & tr 7/32.....
6:36 pm
Babbler

now, joelgee.......... I need more detail. Find a close up...... :)
6:36 pm
renfield

anti strers reliever - you get to party and not move
6:36 pm
Anj

Harp, the re6/27 is "an incumbent of a professorship founded by royal bounty, as in an English university" which might google.
The last three re's are all based on to do something with an object or resource again' and two of them use your us4/5 and us4/6 :)
6:37 pm
renfield

i meant stress reliever - i also need a light - not a natural on this keyboard
6:38 pm
joelgee

refresh
6:38 pm
Cathy

hi all ... whew, have just finished this one after far too much effort today :) how's everyone doing tonight?
6:38 pm
Babbler

it did google, Anj. Thanks !! :)
6:39 pm
mamabear

Thanks Anj!!! do you have the 2 re's right above that one? Or the tr 6/21 & tr 7/32?
6:39 pm
LeslieAnn

huzzah! i'm done. any clues before i go?
6:39 pm
Babbler

who's that, joelgee? I don't know him : (

I want Keanu. I want Keanu..... *sobs*
6:39 pm
joelgee

yay, cathy!!
6:40 pm
joelgee

chow yun-fat
6:40 pm
Babbler

bravo Leslie !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
6:40 pm
harpjane

anj, you're great! I'm almost halfway!
6:40 pm
Babbler

bravo Cathy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!
6:40 pm
LeslieAnn

mama, the tr's are a word for three plus a word for song (and plural)
6:40 pm
Anj

yay Cathy!

Joel, is that Chow Yun Fat???
6:41 pm
RAHRAH

Hi Mamabear: Another exciting Saturday night I take it. Hello Rah Rah
6:41 pm
joelgee

That is Chow Yun Fat. One of my movie heroes.
6:41 pm
LeslieAnn

and i think the re's you are looking for is a certain part of a country (and plural)
6:42 pm
snowyowl

Congrats Cathy and Leslie Ann
6:42 pm
mamabear

Thank you LeslieAnn!!! How about the re 6/24 & re 7/36 that are listed together?
6:42 pm
LeslieAnn

wonderful. now i can start my day.
6:42 pm
72 Temple Owl

cathy - you're little fella reminds me of mine when he was a young lad...
6:42 pm
joelgee

refresh!!
6:43 pm
Babbler

ok, joelgee. So is Keanu of your movie heroes too>
*flutters lashes*
*winning smile*

: D
6:43 pm
Anj

Mammabear, the two re's immediately before the re6/27 are to do with areas on maps, places, locales.
The tr6 is t3 meaning three of, plus o3 meaning poem.
Give it a smack with the plural fish for the tr7
6:43 pm
Babbler

oh me oh my !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*whimpers*
6:43 pm
joelgee

I like Keanu, but this was me bringing cheer to the lives of Babblers around the world. Sheesh.
6:44 pm
Cathy

thanks all ... can I help with any clues before I move on?
temple, that's Scotch, my Babble partner. but he lies between me and my keyboard napping rather than helping much :)
6:44 pm
Babbler

so, joelgee........ errr......... have you seen Constantine?
6:44 pm
Jo

OK ... "Foamies" ginger bread house complete, Babble on!!
6:44 pm
joelgee

cathy--
how about an se7/32? please.
6:45 pm
joelgee

yes. I did. I liked it. It was fun.
6:45 pm
Babbler

Anj, I'm looking for the last 5 consecutive sh words..... if you wouldn't mind helping me out, dearest nicest bestest mate in the whole wide world??
6:46 pm
joelgee

Actually, I've seen lots of Keanu flicks.
6:46 pm
Cathy

se 7 32 -- think "uncontrollable movement", such as an epileptic reaction
6:46 pm
Babbler

and, aaah, joelgee, have you seen the Buddha one?
6:46 pm
joelgee

I bring Keanu to the table and I can't get an se7/32 clue?
6:46 pm
harpjane

Any clues for the OR words?
6:47 pm
Babbler

I'd love to help with the se7 clue, but I don't have it myself yet..... : )
6:47 pm
joelgee

sure. A long time ago. What's it called? Flipping between the search for the new monk and the story of buddha. Can't think of the name.
6:47 pm
aknitter

or 4/4 --- think mineral mining
6:47 pm
Jo

Refresh, boys. This is my little thank you for the Keanu and Depps of the evening ...
6:48 pm
joelgee

Nobody in the Babbleverse has se7/32?
6:48 pm
Babbler

oooh Jo!! You look HOT !!!!!!!!!! : D
6:48 pm
DarleenMB

I just got it thanks to you Joelgee
6:48 pm
Jo

Why, thank you Babbler ;-)
6:48 pm
LeslieAnn

like if you went into convulsions, spelled differently
6:49 pm
joelgee

who is that? She looks like a dime-a-dozen glamo(u)r gal.
6:49 pm
Babbler

Darleen ?

Anj?

Joelgee ?
6:49 pm
harpjane

se 7/32, variant spelling of search and s******
or what you have with epilepsy
6:49 pm
Jo

welll!!! thats the thanks I get?????
6:49 pm
snowyowl

joel - Cathy posted a clue a few postings down - sorry but my page is now so refreshed it refreshes itself about every 15 seconds!
6:49 pm
DarleenMB

babbler?
6:50 pm
joelgee

Thanks. Got it. Should have tried the variable spelling.
6:51 pm
harpjane

or 5 & 7?
6:51 pm
joelgee

jo--
do you think we're callow? shallow?
I mean she's nice and all, but . . .
who is it?
6:51 pm
harpjane

ru 4/5 is driving me nuts. I have the one that means "trick" What's the other?
6:52 pm
Cathy

harpjane - or5 is a root used in perfumes, and or7 is its plural
6:52 pm
snowyowl

harpjane - regretted and offensive. Not you they're the clues!
6:52 pm
joelgee

Take two:
jo.
Wow!! Hubba Hubba!!
*wolf whistles*
yowza!!
Jo!! Thanks.!!
6:53 pm
Cathy

Joelgee - sorry I didn't warn you to spell creatively with my earlier clue on the se 7 :)
6:53 pm
Jo

Well, it WAS Ms. Anderson. But, now its Ms. Zeta-Jones, who I think is lovely! ;-)
6:53 pm
joelgee

personally, jo, getting warmer
6:54 pm
Babbler

why Jo............ Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!! :D
6:54 pm
mamabear

harpjane - is this puzzle giving you as much grief as it is me????
6:54 pm
snowyowl

Sorry harpjane the offensive is not a 4/5
6:54 pm
Babbler

harp, I didn't understand your se7/32 clue, hun. : (
6:54 pm
joelgee

cathy--
de nada.
It might have zipped past me. Point is, I got it. Thanks.
6:55 pm
zeekums

can I have help on wi6/36?
6:55 pm
mamabear

Babbler - the se 7/32 - an epileptic se***** - no z
6:55 pm
Jo

Great clue on the se, I've fighting for that one in an effort to stay away from a2z
6:55 pm
renfield

31 ad hoc words to go and i have to answer some e-mails from zurich - business never sleeps
6:56 pm
Babbler

thanks Mama, I got it now : )
6:56 pm
Priscilla

Is it my imagination or are there more "normal" words than usual in this puzzle? Maybe I'm just getting used to Babblespeak!
6:57 pm
harpjane

babbler- those might have been terms we use in the States..

se 7/32==think convulsions, spelled without a Z
6:57 pm
Cathy

zeekums -- your wi6 is a type of duck, and the wi7 is its plural
6:57 pm
joelgee

eat now. back soon.
6:58 pm
Babbler

ok, taking a break .......... be right back : )
6:58 pm
snowyowl

zeekums - wi6 is a bird sounds like the birds that congregate in Trafalgar Square and the plural gives you a wi7
6:58 pm
Babbler

joelgee, you don't mince your words, do you, luv?
6:58 pm
Anj

Babbler, your SHs...
- sh5 remove hair as in sheep. Think Wallace & gromit. Or think of the seash.... at the beach and chnage the E for an N
- sh5 - do this to documents, especially imprtant political ones that might get you impeached... :/
- sh6 - whack that with the plural fish
- sh4 - remember Lamb Chop, little guy with Sh.....Lewis's hand up his butt? Drop the A
- sh5 - another whack with the plural fish :)
6:59 pm
harpjane

Cathy-thanks
Snowy- no offense taken, but I still don't have all the ru's.
Mama-yes, I think this one is a little harder than usual. But it might be that my personal life is getting more interesting, so I'm not concentrating.....
Bab-did you get it yet? ? se7?
7:00 pm
mamabear

trying to find the wi duck.... with no luck.... LOL
7:01 pm
Babbler

I got the se7, harp, thanks hun : )

thanks Anj! got them all straight off :D
7:01 pm
Cathy

mamabear - think of the "tuxedo bird" and replace the p with a w :)
7:01 pm
mamabear

thanks snowy!!! got the ducks!
7:02 pm
snowyowl

MAMA think of the actor Walter Pi***** and change the 1st letter
7:02 pm
mamabear

I have 31 left.... think I'm gonna hang it up.... these long ones are wearisome
7:02 pm
Babbler

ok....... off on break now........... be right back
:D
7:04 pm
snowyowl

Harpjane just found I'm a ru 4/5 short as well!
7:06 pm
Bobsta

200 words and 2824
eyes are closing
time for bed said zeberdee
nite all :o)
7:06 pm
Cathy

snowy - there are 2 ru 4/5's
-- someone who feels regret
-- a subterfuge
7:07 pm
Cathy

nite Bobsta, sleep well !
7:07 pm
Anj

'nite Bobsta :)

Well, i'm done with the various fish if anyone feels the need for them :D
7:09 pm
snowyowl

ty Cathy!
7:09 pm
mamabear

g'nite bobsta!
anj - what ya got on the te 7/28?
7:10 pm
snowyowl

nite Bobsta - sweet dreams
7:10 pm
Marc Freeman

I'm stuck on se5/12 and se6/21 Do they both start with same three letters as the 4/5 which what you do with a letter at the post office.
7:12 pm
Anj

Mamabear, think nappies but spell it differently.
Could be small hairy dogs as in highland te.......s without the last R too :)
7:12 pm
Uneaixoise

se5/12 is plural of se4/5
7:12 pm
JeeWhiz

Hi ya Mamabear! The te7/28 rhymes with d7/32
7:14 pm
snowyowl

Mark se6/21 spanish for mr with an h in the middle. Don't have the 5/12 sorry
7:16 pm
snowyowl

thank you Une!
7:16 pm
Marc Freeman

Thanks guys and gals got them all.
7:16 pm
doxy1lover

any clues for re8
7:18 pm
helenary

d7/32 please clue me
7:18 pm
JeeWhiz

d6/24 do it again for your r/8 doxy....
7:18 pm
Uneaixoise

de7/32 sounds like a place you go to buy milk products
7:19 pm
doxy1lover

thanks jw, don't have that one either
7:19 pm
Cathy

Une - love the picture. adorable pup :)
7:20 pm
Babbler

..... back.... :)
7:20 pm
JeeWhiz

Doxy, for the d, it means to put on....past tense
7:20 pm
snowyowl

hi Babbler
7:21 pm
Uneaixoise

thanks, Cathy--my mom's springer, Derby
7:21 pm
Anj

Hi Babbler :)
7:22 pm
doxy1lover

thanks jw. got em.
7:22 pm
Babbler

S's done........... phew, rather a lot of re words, eh ???

re7/36 anyone, pls? ty :
7:23 pm
Babbler

weather update - very thick fog in London...... could be freezing fog, dunno. But it's verrrry cold !!!
7:24 pm
helenary

appreciate clues and help!!
7:24 pm
mamabear

thanks for the te 7, anj!!!! *bear hug* I am missing the last 4 ho's on the list.... don't recall any clues given, does that mean their fish slappers?
7:24 pm
Cathy

Babbler, you're making me thankful for my warm Florida weather :)
7:24 pm
Jo

Bummer, Babbler. :-(
Its clear skies, along with a nice still 52 degrees here.
7:25 pm
Babbler

oh Cathy, I've spent a winter in Florida....... it was blissful !!! It snowed round your way once, didn't it?
7:25 pm
Anj

Babbler, plural your re6/24 :)

Bristol has had that freezing fog all day :/
7:25 pm
snowyowl

Well folks and it's goodnight from me! If I'm to plant those trees the right way up tomorrow - I have to go to bed now! Please give me a thought when you're having your Sunday lie-in as I will be chipping away at the solid ground from 10.am until 2.00pm. Have to say tho' it will be nice to take all the children back in 5-10 years and say you helped make that wood!
7:26 pm
Uneaixoise

happy planting, snowyowl!
7:26 pm
spatialbean

Ok is it my imagination or am I seeing Bollywood movie star icons?
7:27 pm
Babbler

awwww snowy : (
but have a lovely time tomorrow. Well, it won't be lovely when your hands are freezing, but you'll have a warm glow in your heart when you're all done!! Tell us how it all went, yeah?
7:27 pm
mamabear

hi spatial!!!!
7:27 pm
72 Temple Owl

night, snowy! roost well : )
7:27 pm
Cathy

Babbler, the last snow in my section of Florida was about 30 yrs ago, and only enough to say we briefly saw it ... just the way I like it :)
7:27 pm
spatialbean

Hi Mama!!
7:28 pm
Babbler

actually, that's me, spatial...... !!! LOL !!
as if....... it's Aishwarya Rai : D
7:28 pm
Cathy

nite snowy ... good luck tomorrow !
7:29 pm
spatialbean

Did Bobsta have Sharuk Khan I think his name is?

You guys are really testing the trivia today.
7:29 pm
Babbler

hmmm, Cathy, wasn't there a winter in the 90s when it got unusually cold in Florida ? I'm sure there was...... ?
7:29 pm
Babbler

yes, he did spatial !!! well done !!! :D
7:30 pm
spatialbean

hahahahaha
7:30 pm
Cathy

cold, probably ... but I can't recall snow since the 70's. when it does get cold here, it is a damp cold, that's for sure as we've year round humidity
7:30 pm
mamabear

last 4 ho's please?????????
7:31 pm
JaxH

Last word ho7/32. Is it anything to do with insect?
7:33 pm
Cathy

ho 6/24 - past tense of your ho 4/5
ho 6/21 - think yellow jacket, bee, etc.
ho 5/12 - toot your own ho***
ho 7/32 - covered with bristles
7:35 pm
Anj

Mamabear:
- having long pointy things as in bull, ot Boss Hogg's caddy
- BIG wasp that sounds like a 500cc Norton in flight :/
- honk honk honk
- think of the rapids on a river (raging t.....) and swap the t for a h
7:36 pm
mamabear

Cathy - thanks - I have all those covered (except the 7/32) ....missing other ones with same point value... don't quite get the bristles clue... thinking...thinking..
7:37 pm
melnyw

hi everyone!
7:37 pm
Cathy

Anj - Boss Hogg's caddy? Now there's one I wouldn't have thought would come from you! You crack me up :)
7:37 pm
JaxH

Anj thanx got final word! Hurrah...
7:38 pm
mamabear

Thanks Anj - got the 7/32... I guess what I am missing is the 5/12, 6/24 and 6/21 further up in the list. I have the ones you clued.....
7:39 pm
melnyw

i'm new here and still sooo slow and finding words...but this game is addicting!
7:39 pm
Cathy

Mamabear - ok, think of "raising the sails" and I bet you'll get those ho words you're missing
7:40 pm
Anj

lol Cathy, it's late and the brain cell is getting random :)

Hi Melnyw - welcome to the Babbleverse :D
7:41 pm
Babbler

hi melnyw : )
7:41 pm
melnyw

Thanks! Is it really possible to find ALL the words???
7:41 pm
Babbler

Anj, soz, but I can't find the re6/24.... : (

got all the other re's though ! :)
7:41 pm
mamabear

Cathy..... I LOVE YOU!!!
thank you!!!
7:42 pm
Cathy

happy to help, mamabear :)
7:43 pm
mamabear

melwyn - yes it is, but these long ones are very time consuming!!!!
7:43 pm
Anj

Yay Jax!!

Melnyw, it is if you use the 2nd letter/score list that is posted on the Babblers Anonymous site under the General thread - stats. Use the link on the right at the bottom of Friends of Babble to get there and copy and paste the breakdown into notepad or word for reference :)
7:43 pm
melnyw

haha i know what you mean, i'm having issues with the do 7s
7:44 pm
melnyw

i am using it anj! but i'm still super slow! i am a newbie though...
7:44 pm
Babbler

bravo Jax !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!
7:45 pm
Anj

OK, a little late, but:

ho5/12 - what a fireman uses in Brooklyn
ho6/24 - what a fireman did with his ho5 in Brooklyn
ho6/21 - what firemen use in Brooklyn

Sorry, couldn't resist :/
7:46 pm
Anj

Mel, it usually takes a few puzzles to get up to speed, but only because some of the words are just plain weird.
Only about 50% of the words in any grid are in daily use, or so we reckon :)
7:47 pm
Cathy

meinyw - luckily, speed doesn't count here, or I'd be in serious trouble, too :) we've all got 24 hrs to get as many as possible ! welcome to the game ...
7:47 pm
kristinc

Okay, can't believe it...4 left. Mind you they are 4 words that I can't find for the life of me.
So...any creative clues?
er 9/66 (assuming it's a variation of the 8 but can't get it)
ir 5/10 (last one)
si 6/18
sn 4/5
7:48 pm
mamabear

LOL Anj!!!!! missing a sh 6/24.....
7:48 pm
melnyw

haha, verdad...though right now i'd have to quit my job to get them all...
7:48 pm
helenary

anj..has got the ny accent down to a tee
7:49 pm
mamabear

kristinc - your er 9 is a plural of your er 8 - easily missed because you have to go in a different direction to find the s
7:51 pm
kristinc

I would have looked for it all night. Thanks!
7:51 pm
JeeWhiz

Kristinc, add the plural to your ir4
7:51 pm
Grama_Games7

Gees, im new here too, and i am stuck, though i've found 67 words, 579 points. how many words are there?
7:52 pm
Uneaixoise

258
7:52 pm
Anj

Hi Grama - would you believe 258? :)
7:53 pm
melnyw

ouch! foot cramp! i'm thinking too hard!
7:53 pm
Grama_Games7

ug, well guess i can't complain much.
7:53 pm
Charm

Evening, all. Need a tad of help. The se7/32? Babbled my sad little eyes out!
7:54 pm
kristinc

got sn4/5 on my own
7:54 pm
Cathy

Kristinc - hope this will help ...
er 9/66 is plural of er 8/50
ir 5/10 - might need to add a vowel or it's the plural of ir 4/4 (not sure which one you're missing)
si 6/18 - plural of si 5/10
sn 4/5 - cut, bite, or snip (kind of an odd word)
7:55 pm
Anj

Mama, sh6/24??
either sh..... up as in wall in mine to stop in collapsing (or past tense of the land between the cliff and the sea lol)
or tears to bits, as in 'let's not let the NSA read that Mr President...'
7:55 pm
Babbler

: ( ......... still stuck on re6/24 and the plural, re7...
any help anyone, pls? ty
7:55 pm
Jo

Ok, back to babble. How do I end up working on a Saturday night??

Any hints for the two 9-letters, since I'm not likely to finish this evening..... :-)
7:55 pm
Jo

ooo... i see one just came thru.
7:55 pm
melnyw

charm - se 7/32 sounds like an epileptic attack, but has to do with taking.
7:55 pm
mamabear

going to have some food. 15 more.... don't know if I care!!!!!
7:56 pm
Anj

Charm, think of a word associated with an eplieptic fit
7:56 pm
kristinc

AH! blasted "s" on the left side. Don't you know the words jump out as soon as you ask for help. DONE! Anyone need any of my lame attempts at clues?
7:57 pm
Anj

Babbler, Streatham Vale is a re..... of London :)
7:57 pm
spatialbean

one nine letter is something that roses are with a prefix that is buzzy like a _ _ _.
7:57 pm
judierae

I just finished..it was a horror show!!!!
7:57 pm
Babbler

thx Anj. I don't know HOW I didn't see that....... : '(
7:57 pm
Cathy

congrats judierae !
7:57 pm
Anj

Woot! for Judi :) It's been hard graft for sure...
7:58 pm
Jacula

en7/28 - what you make in a cash ledger, or ways in.
7:58 pm
Babbler

bravo judi !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
7:58 pm
mamabear

Thanks Anj!!... AGAIN!!! You are a doll! Now I'm down to 13....
7:59 pm
judierae

Thanks, everyone.
8:02 pm
Cathy

Think I'm going to sign off for tonight. Enjoyed spending the evening with ya'll. Happy babbling!
8:03 pm
Babbler

see you tomorrow, cathy !! :)
8:03 pm
joelgee

you guys still here. I'm back for the final sprint.
8:04 pm
Babbler

*sigh*
8:05 pm
Anj

'nite Cathy
Hi Joel
Hi Jacula
Babbler, you are never going to finish this one are you lol ;)
8:05 pm
Jo

Ok!! Storyboard done, half the bottle of wine gone. Time to tear this grid UP! LOL.

That clue for the 9 didn't do it for me, :-(
Maybe I need to spend more time on the smaller words first?? :-(
8:06 pm
Babbler

*sniff*

I am doing the h words now........
8:06 pm
Babbler

so there !!
8:07 pm
joelgee

anj--
what is it, 2 a.m. for you?
8:08 pm
joelgee

all you ukers? 2 in the a.m.?
8:08 pm
Babbler

yup......... : )

8:09 pm
Charm

Oh, so grasshopper. you must bend your vision to see other possibilities. Thanks everyone - I was starting from the wrong 's'! What can I help y'all with....
8:09 pm
melnyw

i'm beating myself up over the do 7s!
8:10 pm
Jacula

Hi Anj & everyone else. It took ages for my message to show up! Got back from watching the new Harry Potter film at about quarter to midnight. Typed my words in now - I've entered at 209 words. 49 more to find!
8:11 pm
Babbler

I am 191 ........ what do y'all reckon? Will I finish?
8:12 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi, jacula...
anyone seen any clues for the ds lately?
8:12 pm
Jacula

Babbler - I reckon you will finish.
8:12 pm
Anj

Babbler, given your ability not to sleep you're in with a chance :)
8:12 pm
Babbler

lol Anj ! : )
8:13 pm
melnyw

jo - are you an animator?
8:13 pm
Anj

melnyw, those do7s are strange words.
The first is a d3 for mafia boss, plus n4 for computer geek
The 2nd - just change the last D for T instead :)
8:14 pm
Babbler

ok, there are three ho's I can't see. They're together, just after what you do in the garden, and before, ahem, what firemen do (apparently)

ho5/12,
ho6/24
ho6/21

then the ho7/32 (don't understand the clues)

help pls, anyone?
8:14 pm
Jacula

Babbler - I assume you meant you've got 191 words and not that you are 191 years-old? LOL.
8:15 pm
Anj

Babbler! Didn't U read my 7:45pm post clue for those?? :'(
8:15 pm
Babbler

oof! jacula, I feel 191 sometimes....... lol !
8:15 pm
marybcmt

hmm, I put in about 150 words, went to check the stats, came back and they're all gone.
8:16 pm
Babbler

course I did, Anj! I've got all those !!! (I think!) : )
8:16 pm
digameg

babbler: change the n to an h in
no
8:16 pm
melnyw

aha! yep, weird alright...thanks anj! now i can actually go out and have a good time without d words on my mind...those were bugging me haha! night all, good luck with the rest! you can do it!
8:17 pm
Jacula

Babbler - So do I! Especially after sitting in a cinema seat for 2 and a half hours. My coccyx is playing hell now.
8:18 pm
digameg

whoops, change the n to an h in no5/10, no6/21, no6/18
8:19 pm
Babbler

thanks digameg, but I'm looking for ho words : )
8:19 pm
Marc Freeman

Trouble again with the long ne's the last four any clues, please
8:20 pm
72 Temple Owl

du6, 7?
8:20 pm
Anj

Mary, the site is a little jittery tonight. Check the bottom of the page of press f5 :)
8:20 pm
Charm

ho7 - think of a to7 word for when a lot of rain falls all at once.
8:21 pm
Babbler

thx charm !! got that straight off!
8:21 pm
Jacula

I only have one 'du' word (2 singers).:-(
8:22 pm
Charm

du6 & 7 - there is a type of rug called DH***** - just change it to start du****.
8:22 pm
Anj

Babbler have you got the ho6 for the prongs you get on cows? past tense :)
Or the large buzzing wasp-type insect??
8:23 pm
Babbler

they're further down the list, right, Anj? Yes, got both those....... : /
8:23 pm
Babbler

the ones I need are the first 3 biggies near the top of the list.....
8:23 pm
mamabear

OK. I ate. I had a drink... ok. 2 drinks.... I still have 13... do I want to find them?????
8:24 pm
Charm

another set of DU6/7 - "A fruit - oval or globular, and eight or ten inches long. It has a hard prickly rind, containing a soft, cream-colored pulp, of a most delicious flavor and a very offensive odor. The seeds are roasted and eaten like chestnuts."
3-letter fr. word for hard + small particle
8:24 pm
scatty

marc think of brains
8:24 pm
Jacula

Charm - Thanks for those 'du' clues. Got 3 words out of that.
8:24 pm
72 Temple Owl

Ty charm - i have those du's...
8:25 pm
72 Temple Owl

er - has anyone tried to use a to z tonight...let me rephrase that...i tried to use a to z and it did not work for me..
8:26 pm
scatty

the a2z was working fine earlier on
8:26 pm
Charm

ho5/12 - an old word for ho*** the main sail (last letter is a consonant).
H+ a river from Belgium to fr.
8:27 pm
Charm

from that ho5/12 - you can get a present tense, a past tense.
8:28 pm
Babbler

thx charm... gottem, except for the river...... can't think......... ??
8:28 pm
Jacula

Charm - thanks! Only 5 'du's' to go now, I think. Just got a couple of 'ho' words thanks to you, too.
8:29 pm
Blaze

hail to all... what a site.... babbler and Charm... my eyes were all acrossed... ROFLO
8:29 pm
Babbler

lol!!

Queen Victoria. She's my bezzie, don't you know??

(best friend)
8:30 pm
Jacula

Haven't tried a2z today. Am trying to do without it.

Anj - if you're still here, is your icon you or the lovely Mr. Depp? Me and my daughter are going to see him in 'The Libertine' next week. Every time the ad for it comes on the TV my other half covers my eyes! LOL.
8:30 pm
Charm

I can't find some other picture I like - can you believe that!
The river begins with O and is pronounced 'waz'.
8:31 pm
Anj

Jac, it's Mr Depp pretending to be me.
Ooh The Libertine. Bit of a bodice-ripper from what i've heard ;)
8:31 pm
mab

Good evening Jacula, Joel, Babbler, Anj, Temple, Jo, Charm, and those I've inadvertently missed.

May I have clues for NE 6,7,8? Please, please?
8:32 pm
Jo

melnyw -- sorry, I had a minor system crisis. Back online!! I'm a marketing directory, with a thick graphic background. Why do you ask? :-)
8:32 pm
Babbler

I'm missing the ho 6/ 24, which is inbetween the words I just found, Charm. Is that the one the river belongs to?
8:32 pm
Babbler

Libertine sounds very raunchy and racy!
8:32 pm
Charm

NE6,7,8 - all based on "Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon."
8:33 pm
Jo

Hello, Mab :-)
8:33 pm
Anj

Hi Mab :)
Take your ne4/4 gas
drop a UR in the centre ne6
plonk an E on the end ne7
add an S on the end ne8
take out the last e - another ne 7

ta-dah!
8:33 pm
Jacula

The river for the 'ho' word - think of a French bird and lose a couple of drops of Perrier at the end.
8:33 pm
Jo

Did I call myself a Marketing Directory??? LOL, Marketing DIRECTOR. **mutters -- darned wine**
8:33 pm
72 Temple Owl

greetings, jo, charm, mab...
8:33 pm
Charm

Babbler - the ho6 should be the past tense.
8:33 pm
Jacula

Anj - a bodice-ripper? I hope so! *Makes mental note to wear a bodice for her trip to the cinema in the week.*
8:34 pm
mab

Johnnie can play you in the movie of your life, Anj. Meryl Streep is going to play me in mine.
8:34 pm
Anj

...although I should point out that he might be the one wearing the bodice, as he goes both ways in this one apparently :/
8:34 pm
Jacula

I have a horrible feeling Caroline Quentin will play me in my life story. LOL.
8:35 pm
Babbler

slap me with the -d fish, someone, please.

*gets ready for a big slap*
8:35 pm
Anj

*ker-SPLUTT!*

better?
8:36 pm
Babbler

*ouch*

thanks Anj....... : '(
8:36 pm
kllyjansen

Hi guys- i can't find one or the te 5/ 10 and I also need help with the te 7/ 28
8:37 pm
Jacula

Jac hands Babbler a wet wipe.
8:37 pm
Babbler

don't think I like the idea of Johnny going both ways......... *considers it*........... nope, I surrrrre don't.
8:37 pm
mamabear

I love that ne clue series Anj!!!!
8:37 pm
Babbler

ok, time for the gi blues............... flippin' eck .......
8:38 pm
Blaze

I think my life story will be played by Judi Dench or Dawn French....LOL
8:38 pm
Jacula

Anj - JD played Capt'n Jack pretty fey. Loved it!
8:38 pm
mamabear

Stats show I have 11 left. My list shows I have 10 left..... this is not good.
8:38 pm
mab

Thanks Anj, Your Royal Highness.
8:38 pm
Charm

TE7/28 - more than 1 of "A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on both sides, used for bath towels and robes."
8:38 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi mama...
8:39 pm
mamabear

I think my life story will be played bo Yogi. or possibly Boo Boo
8:39 pm
Jacula

Mamabear - That happens to me all the time. Cross check your lists.
8:39 pm
Babbler

I'll probably get Sid James, back from the other side....
8:40 pm
mamabear

I did cross check them - counted every single word group. can't find it. maybe if I find the 10 I know I'm missing...... hmmmm......
8:40 pm
Jacula

I'm at 218 words now. 40 left to find.
8:40 pm
mamabear

oops. sorry, hi Temple!!!!!
8:40 pm
Charm

te5/10's - take the te4/4 (sea bird) + a vowel.
te4/4 pl.
8:40 pm
Babbler

202
8:40 pm
Marc Freeman

Thanks scatty, got 3 and my brain is shot. Just need the ne8/45 I am going to pick up the laundry because our dryer broke today. I will be back in a jiff and see if there is a new clue.

Best to all
8:41 pm
mamabear

Anj - remember those re words I asked you for before? You said re plus an area on a map or something like that. never did find em. any clue extensions?
8:41 pm
Anj

Jac, can't find a decent Jack Sparrow icon tho'
Pity really as it's more me than this one lol :)
8:41 pm
Babbler

why isn't gire a word? as in what jabberwockys do? grrrrr
8:41 pm
mamabear

see ya later marc!!!
8:42 pm
Babbler

cor ! Anj! really !???
8:42 pm
joelgee

I'm looking for either the first or second sh5/12. Probably the 2nd. Please?
8:42 pm
Charm

ne6,7,8 are based on the prefix for the surgeon who operates on your brain.
8:42 pm
Jacula

Marc - re the tumble dryer. SNAP! Our broke on Weds. night. It's still working, just not producing any heat.:-((
8:43 pm
Charm

sh5/12 - pl. of footwear.
one who makes the footwear (I'm thinking for horses).
8:43 pm
Babbler

how hard are the gi words.... ??
8:43 pm
jallen

does anyone have a clue for do 7/36 and do 7/32?
8:44 pm
torgone

Yikes! Nice one to jump into this late..
8:45 pm
Babbler

Tor-Tor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
8:45 pm
mamabear

hi Torgone..... run while you can.......
HEY, I just lost the B tile on my grid..... weird...
8:45 pm
scatty

marc n/8 is the pl of n/7
8:46 pm
Uneaixoise

just refresh, mamabear
8:46 pm
Babbler

don't start, Tor-Tor. It's horrible!!!
*almost in tears* :'(
8:46 pm
Charm

do7/36 - to put on (i.e., wear) + geek.
do7/32 - change final consonant.
8:46 pm
torgone

Too late! You ladies are looking lovely as always..
8:47 pm
EasternBlue

Hi Kids - I'm back...laundry & dishes done....whew...now onto the rest of the puzzle!
8:47 pm
joelgee

it was the maker of sh5. Figures. Hit me with a fish and refresh.
8:47 pm
harpjane

I need a clue for en 6 and en 5, please. I have 4 & 7.
Welcome, tor!
8:47 pm
Babbler

*giggles*
8:47 pm
Babbler

*swoons*
8:47 pm
jallen

thanks charm!
8:47 pm
Babbler

joelgee ??
8:47 pm
Jacula

Story of tumble dryer reminds me to tell you lot how I nearly got stuck for a day with my arm embedded up to my elbow in a wall. Outlet for t/dryer pipe is in side wall (where no windows are) at side entrance to house. I unscrewed the grille to the outlet and started to clear fluff out of the pipe from the dryer. Then I stuck my arm in to grab more, I'd just reached the bit where the pipe drops down, up to my elbow by then, when I realised, with a little panic, I was kinda stuck! I told myself to calm down and relax, 'If it went in it must come out' (no smut here please!). It worked. PHEW! Oh well, par for the course for me. I once superglued my jumper to the edge of a kitchen work surface and my finger to a concrete 'smiley face' I was putting on a screw just outside the back door.:-(
8:48 pm
GreyWoulf

Hi Everyone!

Just ducking in for a short bit now -- I have to go out for a bit of late night grocery shopping before a couple of sales end. Then I will be back to (hopefully) finish
8:48 pm
joelgee

you rang?
8:48 pm
Babbler

*swoons again*
8:48 pm
72 Temple Owl

hi, eb... hi, torgone..my sentiments, exactly...
8:49 pm
Charm

en6 - cover in a layer of melted chocolate. en + r4.
8:49 pm
Babbler

hi GW !!!!!

omg, Jacula, that's awful !!!!
8:49 pm
EasternBlue

Hiya Woulfie...
8:49 pm
ruffh2o

hi, gw
oo, joelgee. great icon! (swoon)
8:49 pm
Charm

en5 - opp. of exit/leave.
8:50 pm
GreyWoulf

Oops, I'll be back in a few, the baby is calling me for a bedtime story...
8:50 pm
mamabear

Hi GW!
Hi EasternBlue!!!!
8:51 pm
Babbler

hi EB !!
8:52 pm
mamabear

clues please on those da** re's????? re 6/24 and re 7/36 also the last 3 se's would be greatly appreciated or I will be forced to fling myself off a high cliff. thank you.
8:52 pm
EasternBlue

Mama & Babs - sexy outfits!
8:52 pm
mamabear

Thanks Eastern!!! It's "skimpy Saturday"
8:53 pm
EasternBlue

I'll have to think about a new icon then...
8:53 pm
Babbler

thx EB !!!! : D
8:53 pm
Anj

I'm supplying the hot-to-trot :)

Evening Torgone :)
8:53 pm
Babbler

I was inspired by Jacula's icon !!
8:54 pm
Babbler

*sigh*
8:54 pm
torgone

GW - Try this old classic: Once upon a time, there was a little baby who interrupted his daddy's Babbling. One day the little baby got carried off by wombats. The end.
8:54 pm
torgone

Heya Anj!
8:55 pm
mamabear

lovely tale, Torgone... you should work on Sesame Street
8:55 pm
Babbler

did I ask for a gi clue?? I didn't, did I??

cor, did the gi's all by myself !!!! : D
8:55 pm
joelgee

actually Sesame Alley
8:55 pm
mab

Evening Torgone. Aw, you have such a way with children. I love that, so sweet.
8:55 pm
mamabear

I see nobody is concerned for my flinging myself off a high cliff? *mamabear sobs uncontrollably*
8:56 pm
scatty

mamabear re6/24 is an area plus pl for 7/36
8:56 pm
torgone

I had to tone it down a little, so as not to offend...
8:56 pm
Anj

...wombats?? Hmmm...must have passports... :/
8:56 pm
EasternBlue

Mama - please don't...haven't gotten to the r's yet...I'm no help to you....
8:57 pm
Anj

Mamabear, we're just waiting to catch you at the bottom :)
8:57 pm
mamabear

*mamabear whispers in scatty's ear.... "what is third letter?"*
8:58 pm
mamabear

You might want to rethink that Anj and give clues instead. I just ate a seal. Might hurt.
8:58 pm
renfield

i'm back
8:58 pm
EasternBlue

Hi renfield...
8:59 pm
mamabear

hi renfield!!!
8:59 pm
scatty

mamabear think of a map and split it into re
8:59 pm
renfield

have i missed any show tunes mama?
8:59 pm
torgone

Hiya mab .. Thanks ..
8:59 pm
Anj

...thanks for the heads-up Mamabear lol :)

re6 and re7 - think places, locales, areas on a map :)
9:00 pm
Grama_Games7

found 90 words, 873 points, and im not even half way
9:00 pm
mab

No one told me we were to dress this evening - I'm a mess.

Torgone, by the by, so very glad your son is well. Meant to mention it earlier.
9:01 pm
mamabear

nope no show tunes yet.... this puzzle is consuming..... thanks scatty - *big bear hugs**
9:01 pm
EasternBlue

I could sing some for you...any requests...
9:01 pm
mamabear

excuse me while I go have that re word tattooed somewhere....
9:02 pm
torgone

Thanks, mab. He's back on burritos and video games, and making smart-ass comments, so I know he's okay.
9:02 pm
scatty

mamabear have you got the re words yoet
9:02 pm
mamabear

se 5/12,, se 6/21 and se 5/10.... pleeeeeezzzeeeee
9:03 pm
mamabear

yes scatty - you are my hero
9:03 pm
Babbler

et4/5 anyone? I know it'sonly a little 'un.... but I can't find it....... : (

thank you please :)
9:04 pm
Charm

se5/12 - present tense of the se4/5.
9:04 pm
mab

(sniffling and dabbing eyes with tissue) That's just so, so, touching torgone. Out of the mouths of babes.... I'm deeply moved.
9:04 pm
Babbler

yes, I am on the e's now ........ *beams with pride*
9:04 pm
DarleenMB

help. please..... anyone with a clue for the last wi5/18??? sob sob
9:04 pm
mamabear

gotta expect smart ass comments from a son of someone who tells bedtime stories the way you, do, eh?
9:04 pm
Charm

babbler - someone with a lisp saying 's's.
9:05 pm
aknitter

et 4/5 --- A letter appearing in Old English, Old Saxon, Old Norse, and modern Icelandic to represent an interdental fricative.
9:05 pm
Babbler

LOL Charm !!!!!! ... lemme try...
9:05 pm
Babbler

LOL !! charm !!!! who'd have thought ???? :D
9:05 pm
Charm

se6/21 - portugese for Mr.
se5/10 - spanish for Mr.
9:06 pm
Anj

Darleen, stick an S on your all-knowing wi4/8 :)
9:06 pm
Jacula

last wi5 (as far as I know, am still cross-checking my lists) is verb form of wi4 (like the old owl).
9:06 pm
Charm

glad I made you laugh, babbler!
9:06 pm
DarleenMB

drat, thanks anj but I have that one. Must be the one prior?
9:06 pm
scatty

Portuguese title of respect 6/21
se 5/12 pl4/5
Used as a courtesy title before the surname, full name, or professional title of a man in a Spanish-speaking area. 5/10
9:07 pm
mamabear

Damn. I knew I should have taken portuguese in school.......
9:07 pm
mab

Oh Eastern Blue, maybe you could sing something Gershwin?
9:08 pm
Charm

MamaB - similar to the spanish version! I'm thinkin'. I'm thinkin'.
9:08 pm
mamabear

OMG - gotta catch another seal and hit myself with it. thanks for the se... all I need there now is that portuguese thing
9:08 pm
Babbler

what fish do I need for the last er word? er5/12?

ty pls
9:08 pm
pinecone05

take your spanish word and add an 'h' in the middle for the other one
9:08 pm
renfield

yes gershwin - the man i love
9:09 pm
Babbler

Mamabear, remind me in a little while that I must wash my hair tonight, please?? : )
9:09 pm
Charm

er5/12 - to have er*** is human, to smack with a fish, babblish.
9:10 pm
scatty

er 5/12 To make an error or a mistake
9:10 pm
EasternBlue

*fascinating rhythm...I've got you on my mind"
9:10 pm
Babbler

I pronounce you The Queen Of Clues, Queen Victoria!!!

: D
9:10 pm
renfield

"summer time"
9:11 pm
EasternBlue

*embrace me...my sweet embraceable you...
embrace me...my irreplaceable you...*
9:11 pm
Jacula

"and the living is easy"
9:11 pm
mamabear

se's done...... 2 more th's.... th 5/12 and 6/21 toward bottom of list....
9:12 pm
renfield

the fish are jumping and the cotton is high
9:12 pm
Babbler

why y'all singing? have I missed a vital clue?
9:12 pm
Charm

th5 & 6 - in the th**** of passion.
9:12 pm
scatty

mamabear where does a queen sit
9:13 pm
joelgee

Avast me hearties!
Yo ho ho and a finished grid!
Refresh.
9:13 pm
joelgee

scatty--
on her royal a**e?
9:13 pm
GreyWoulf

Hi, I'm back again... Kristianna is being a typical 2yo these past couple of nights --- screaming and crying like crazy about going through the bedtime storytime ritual then after the light is turned out she is asleep within 10 minutes
9:13 pm
Anj

OK, i'm heading for Morpheus's gentle embrace so i'm going to glide out with dignity rather than collapse in a heap :)

'nite all, take care, have fun. Back to the Babbleverse tomorrow :)
9:13 pm
Jacula

omg - It's Capt'n Jack.:-)))))))))
9:13 pm
Babbler

*swoons again*

*weak voice* bravo joelgee !!
9:14 pm
EasternBlue

Babs - renfield asked Mama if she'd missed the show tunes...Mama said she was still working on the puzzle & I jumped in and asked for requests...so far it's been a few lines of Gershwin...
9:14 pm
GreyWoulf

G'nite Anj
9:14 pm
renfield

don't forget all your effects jack
9:14 pm
torgone

Nitey-nite Anj.
9:14 pm
Babbler

nite Anj!!! sweet dreams, mate!! see you tomorrow : )
9:14 pm
EasternBlue

"night Anj...sweet dreams!
9:14 pm
mamabear

I have the queen's chair........ they are the 6th and 8th th's on the list....
Babbler - don't forget to wash your hair!
9:15 pm
joelgee

anj--
you outta here? sleep good!
9:15 pm
Jacula

Anj., sweet goodnight. Are you sure you don't want to fall asleep on your keyboard and wake up with it imprinted on either your forehead or one side of your face? LOL.

Sleep well.
9:15 pm
mamabear

g'nite Anj!!!! Thanks for all your help <<mmmwwwahhh>>
9:15 pm
Babbler

ANJ !!! AM AT 219 WORDS.......... think I'll do it?
(soz for caps)
9:16 pm
Jacula

Babbler - I'm a 222 words and I'm still thinking I'll do it.
9:16 pm
Charm

MamaB - past tense of the queen's chair?
9:16 pm
mamabear

I meant to say the two th's I'm missing are the 6th & 8th on the list.......
9:16 pm
Babbler

charm ?!?!? cor !!!!

9:17 pm
72 Temple Owl

nite nite, anj : )
9:17 pm
Babbler

en7/28 anyone pls? ty ! :)
9:17 pm
mamabear

Gotta love 2 year olds, GW!!!!!! Pretty soon SHE will be reading to YOU!!!!
9:18 pm
GreyWoulf

Not sure about finishing tonight -- as I said I have to go out on a shoppong run, but I intend to do my best

I only have 82 words to go at this point, and I have not used the second letter list or a2z yet this board, so it's a personal victory regardless ;)
9:18 pm
Charm

nice change, what? Queen V might have appreciated it....
9:18 pm
renfield

babs are you going to sandperson land? what's the dress code for tomorrow?
9:18 pm
DarleenMB

pl of the en5/10
9:18 pm
joelgee

en7--
when you have more than one en***
9:19 pm
Grama_Games7

goodnight all, had fun, thanks for the clues, still stuck on 92 words, 904 points
9:19 pm
GreyWoulf

Mama - she already does!!! She hands me a book and clombs in my lap, but if I start to read it to her, she says "Stop it! and then proceeds to take over!
9:19 pm
DarleenMB

wait. that wasn't quite right. But it should move you in the right direction? aughhh. I HATE THIS GAME

whew

i'm ok now
9:19 pm
mamabear

en 7/28 - there once was a beauty pageant and there were 20 en***** who vied for the crown
9:19 pm
Charm

en7 - I think more in the sense of placing en***** for a sweepstakes or in a horse race.
9:20 pm
joelgee

mamab--
6th th--singular of the one just below it
9:21 pm
joelgee

8th th--
a royal chair
9:21 pm
Babbler

thanks guys. oooof, that hurt my brain!! :D

en4/5.... is that easy.... just gonna look, but any help appreciated at this late stage :)
9:21 pm
Babbler

somebody slap me...
9:22 pm
joelgee

en4/5--
not beginnings, but en4/5
9:22 pm
aknitter

slap!!
9:22 pm
Babbler

*ouch*

thanks, aknitter. I deserved that.
9:23 pm
joelgee

*slaps babbler, then caresses cheek*
9:23 pm
mamabear

joelgee..... can you just come over here please???? My word list just doesn't match your clues..... must....get....tissue....... for ....... babbletears......
9:23 pm
kllyjansen

se 7/ 32 anyone?
9:23 pm
Babbler

*grrrrrrr*

it hurts on my chin as well ....... *flutters lashes*
9:24 pm
joelgee

6th and 8th th. let me recount.
9:24 pm
Charm

se7/32 - sounds like what an epileptic suffers.
Isn't this where I came in????
9:24 pm
joelgee

*brushes chin with fingertips*
9:24 pm
aknitter

an epileptic that can not spell!
9:25 pm
mamabear

it's kind of like bellbottoms and paisley, Charm, you wait long enough and it all comes back.
9:25 pm
Charm

hang on a mo, babbler - I need to take notes....
9:25 pm
joelgee

mamabear--
recounted twice. suggest you do same.
9:25 pm
Babbler

*going giddy with all the lovely icons and joelgee's attention*

:D
9:25 pm
Charm

MamaB - what are you looking for?
9:26 pm
DarleenMB

damn! Joelgee and Babbler you got me all flustered and distracted... cut that out. ;-)
9:26 pm
Babbler

LOL Charm!!! Toes said the same yesterday!!
9:26 pm
spatialbean

It's getting warm in here.
9:26 pm
Babbler

Darleen!! what was that you say??
9:26 pm
mamabear

A house by the ocean would be nice, I so love it there... and maybe ..... oh wait, you mean in the PUZZLE? OK.. I need the 6th & 8th on the list of th words.... to the best of my knowledge...
9:26 pm
DarleenMB

huh?
9:27 pm
joelgee

*raises eyebrow. Puts hand on cutlass*
Cut what out?
9:27 pm
Babbler

just missed you, is all, Darleen luv :)
9:28 pm
DarleenMB

no no no!!! no cutting!! eeeek. runs from room while batting eyelashes.
9:28 pm
Charm

6th TH(5/12) - singular of the th6/21 below it (th*** of passion).
8th TH (7/36) - past tense of the queen's chair.
9:28 pm
spatialbean

ok all hands on the keyboards.


mmmm veggie samosas
9:28 pm
joelgee

6th th
th + singular of ro4/4
Am I miscounting? anybody?
9:28 pm
Babbler

who's your icon, Charm?

I am sooooo not gonna finish at this rate! lol!
9:29 pm
renfield

i forgot what i was doing....the cutlass got my attention
9:29 pm
72 Temple Owl

er 8 and 9, please?
9:29 pm
joelgee

oh man!
You had to put vegetable somosas in my mind. Arrr!
9:29 pm
Charm

Fabio - since we were speaking of bodice rippers earlier.
9:30 pm
Babbler

I've never seen him look so good, Charm!! He's not my cup of tea, usually, but, corrrrr !! :D
9:30 pm
torgone

"Captain, I want a cutlass."

"What kind of cutlass?"

"A veal cutlass."

Little Rascals 1937
9:30 pm
Charm

er8 - "a widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters but with fewer and narrower involucral bracts."
er9 is pl.
9:31 pm
joelgee

er8--
a widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters but with fewer and narrower involucral bracts
------
that's the best I can do. I don't have enough brain cells functioning to break it down.
9:31 pm
renfield

that made me hoot and laff
9:31 pm
spatialbean

hehehehe Tor
9:31 pm
GreyWoulf

Time to hit the 2nd letter list -- I actuall want to make SOME progree in the next twenty minutes
9:32 pm
Charm

Babbler - I agree - I prefer more 'normal' looking men, but it's nice once in a while to ogle a bit of high-calorie tart!
9:32 pm
joelgee

torgone--
can't beat the classics.
9:32 pm
mamabear

Joelgee = your 9:28 post was the 5/12 I needed... just the 6/21 now..... *mamabear gently rubs joelgee's back in appreciation*
9:32 pm
EasternBlue

I like Jon Bon Jovi myself...he's been lookin' HOT lately!
9:32 pm
Babbler

good one, Tor-Tor! : D
9:33 pm
Babbler

couldn't agree more, EB !!!!
9:33 pm
renfield

i'm listening to a bob hope radio program
9:33 pm
mab

I am missing both DE 8, and RE 8. Is there a six-letter word that I'm overlooking that will take these prefixes? Help, please?
9:33 pm
Charm

Haven't seen Bon Jovi recently.
9:33 pm
joelgee

*leaps onto stone railing. Doffs hat. Throws flower to Babbler.*
Adieu.
9:33 pm
spatialbean

I can't remember how to play babble!

*throws self on ground and kicks*
9:34 pm
mamabear

got the 6/21 since it was a plural of the 5/12..DUH
one more... but I have to figure out what it is......
9:34 pm
Babbler

*plucks flower from the air*

see you soon, joelgee!! *flutters lashes*
9:34 pm
joelgee

sb--
deep breaths. Go to your happy place.
9:34 pm
Charm

DE8/45 - "Any of various usually woody vines of the genus De6/21 of tropical Asia, whose roots yield the insecticide rotenone."
9:36 pm
chic

Hi All, se7/32 , a different clue please
9:36 pm
joelgee

*a faint splash is heard from the balcony high above*
9:36 pm
Charm

re8/50 - re + past tense of put on your clothes. OR past tense of the re5/12 (put on your clothes again).
9:37 pm
Babbler

*waves handkerchief goodbye for joelgee*
9:38 pm
mamabear

dun, du-dun-dun-DONE!!!!!! Thank you all!!!!
9:38 pm
EasternBlue

fare thee well joelgee
9:38 pm
Babbler

bravo Mamabear !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1
9:38 pm
EasternBlue

ooo...I'm jealous Mama!
9:38 pm
GreyWoulf

Congrats, MAMA!!
(*HUG*)
9:38 pm
Charm

yay, MamaB!
9:39 pm
EasternBlue

....but - Congrats!
9:39 pm
renfield

joelgee are you swimming in the deep blue caribbean sea?
9:39 pm
mamabear

Thanks GW, Charm, EB........
9:40 pm
renfield

way to go mama bear way to go
9:40 pm
torgone

Yay Mamabear Yay!
9:40 pm
mamabear

And me with no speech prepared!!!!
9:41 pm
Babbler

looking for two du words, about half way down the list:
du6/24
du7/36

help pls anyone? ty :)
9:42 pm
mamabear

du + type of bread with caraway seeds (spelled phonetically - 2 letters) + opposite of off
9:42 pm
harpjane

er 5/12? Been coming back to that one all day, still stuck. ty
9:43 pm
mamabear

To er* is human, to forgive, divine.... (past tense)
9:43 pm
Jacula

er5/12 - made a mistake.
9:43 pm
Charm

er5/12 - to have er*** is human....
9:44 pm
renfield

isn't that to er*** (past tense)is human and forgive divine?
9:44 pm
Babbler

what kind of bread ?? : '(

*sob*
9:44 pm
mamabear

Charm - I think you're icon is more like Curly from the 3 Stooges than the Queen!!!!
9:44 pm
harpjane

charm, babb, thanks. I guess I e**** because it seems so obvious now!
9:45 pm
Charm

I think you need to refresh, MamaB....
9:45 pm
Babbler

you haven't refreshed for Charm's new icon, have you Mamabear ??? : )
9:45 pm
mamabear

has caraway seeds.... "ham on ***" used for reuben sandwiches, ...... that help?
9:46 pm
Babbler

yes Mamabear !!!! (big hug thank you ! )
9:47 pm
mamabear

And how long has HE been here?????????? I've been looking at Curly for how long needlessly????????
9:48 pm
Charm

I've already planned somewhat more socially acceptable for tomorrow....
9:48 pm
Babbler

Mambear .... aaages !!!!........... scroll back, she did tell when she changed it!! LOL !!!
9:48 pm
Babbler

NO CHARM !!!!!!!!!!!!
9:48 pm
torgone

That's a cute girl in your icon, Charm.
9:48 pm
mamabear

Damn puzzle
9:48 pm
Babbler

*little voice* please ?
9:49 pm
Charm

jealous, tor?
9:50 pm
Babbler

23 words to go............. taking 5 mins.......
9:50 pm
mamabear

is it time for your herbal essence commercial?
9:50 pm
torgone

He has bigger boobs than my ex..
9:50 pm
Charm

what do you need?
9:51 pm
Charm

so you ARE jealous!
9:51 pm
mamabear

Is that you asking, Charm, or the white suit?
9:51 pm
GreyWoulf

Ooooh! I've got fresh choc chip cookies, fresh out of the oven!!!!
*happy dance*
9:52 pm
mamabear

Should I pull out my coconut bra and grass skirt for ya, Tor?
9:52 pm
Charm

Are you finished,MamaB? I was actually (my 3yo's favorite word these days) asking Babbler if she wanted any help.
GW - pass the plate.
9:52 pm
kllyjansen

maybe it's because i have been looking at the screen so long my eyes are crossing, but...

i can't find ru 4/5... i believe it is the first one I am missing as I already have ru 5/12 which is the plural of the other ru 4/5
9:52 pm
mamabear

Yes, Charm I am done. I know you were asking her... I was just fantasizing that it was the white suit asking!!!
9:53 pm
EasternBlue

*sniff*
Do I smell chocolate chip cookies??
*looks pleadingly at Woulfie*
9:53 pm
mamabear

GW - I have vanilla ice cream - we could make samwiches!!!!!
9:53 pm
Charm

ru4/5 - one who feels "regret, remorse, or sorrow for." 'Oh, they will ru* the day they crossed me.'
9:53 pm
renfield

cookies
9:53 pm
Babbler

mmmmmmmmmmm................. chocolate chip cookeeeeeees : )
9:53 pm
GreyWoulf

Oh, how can I resist such wonderful people?

Cookies for everyone!!!

:D
9:54 pm
mamabear

you're the best, cute little wolfe puppy!
9:54 pm
Babbler

*whoops of delight*

yummy !!!!

may I have some vanilla ice cream, please, Mamabear ?
9:55 pm
Charm

C is for cookie.
That's good enough for me.
C is for cookie.
That's good enough for me.
C is for cookie.
That's good enough for me.
cookie cookie cookie starts with C
9:55 pm
mamabear

but of course..... I have a fresh new 1/2 gallon of Edy's to share...
9:55 pm
GreyWoulf

Now can I have a clue for the do7's, please?
9:55 pm
chic

thanx, I figured it out myself...
9:55 pm
EasternBlue

*mmmm*
Delicious!

Anyone have a clue for the first ho 5/12...I have all the others yet this one eludes me!
9:56 pm
Babbler

CHIC !!! Who's that ?? :D
9:56 pm
Charm

do7/36 - do* (Johnson/Sonny Crockett) + geek.
do7/32 - change final consonant.
9:57 pm
chic

gw like the party that froze in the sierras; add 2 differnt consonants..
9:57 pm
smaller

McGuyver!!!!
9:57 pm
GreyWoulf

Thanks!
9:57 pm
mamabear

do 7's - take that reindeer name.... on comet, on cupid, on do**** and blitzen...... you know the guy - and add a consonant on the end... and a different consonant for the other 7
9:58 pm
harpjane

ho 7/32?
9:58 pm
chic

Babbler, it's Richard Dean Anderson of Stargate
9:58 pm
mamabear

refresh in honor of Charm's delightful rendition
9:58 pm
Babbler

cor !!! another show I'll have to start watching :D
9:58 pm
Babbler

LOL Mamabear !!!!!! :D
9:59 pm
EasternBlue

*sweetly*
ho 5/12....the first one???
anyone
Bueller?
9:59 pm
Charm

1st ho5/12 - stockings, nylons + 'i' in the middle.
9:59 pm
smaller

Chic,
AND McGuyver!!! oh, good memory moment
thanks for the icon
9:59 pm
spatialbean

RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON!

*faints*
10:00 pm
Babbler

Chic ?
10:00 pm
Charm

ho7/32 - think to***** of heavy rainfall.
10:00 pm
EasternBlue

bless you charm! it was drivin' me CRAZY!
10:00 pm
renfield

really good memories
10:00 pm
chic

yes?
10:01 pm
Babbler

*giggles*
10:01 pm
harpjane

ty
10:01 pm
EasternBlue

chic - Babs just wanted to see the pix again...

she did that earlier to darlenemb...
10:02 pm
smaller

thanks charm!

renfeld,
sweet memories, he's not even on stargate anymore
10:03 pm
Babbler

ahem, *serious voice*

the last two dr words:

dr5/14
dr6/24

anyone help pls? ty
10:03 pm
smaller

chic?
10:03 pm
Charm

MamaB, refresh....
10:03 pm
Babbler

Yayy smaller!!
10:04 pm
chic

totally understand, mmmm....
10:04 pm
smaller

Chic,

For babbler, renfield and me. why don't you tell us about yourself. a little at a time.
10:05 pm
Babbler

LOL smaller !!!

yes Chic!! so, eerrr, how's your day been?
10:05 pm
Charm

DR5/14 - D'boss says D'guys gotta use D'mask or D'disguise or D+R4/5.
10:05 pm
Babbler

*whispers*

last two dr words anyone pls? :)
10:05 pm
allstartwithX

can't get the er 8/50. any clues while I keep working at it?
10:05 pm
Charm

dr6/24 is pl.
10:06 pm
renfield

it really late - we can only assume small amounts of info
10:06 pm
GreyWoulf

Babs - d+ the ru4 and 5 relating to schemes
10:06 pm
chic

I live in Tucson, AZ and we just bought a house; moving in on tues. Just my hubby and one cat.
10:06 pm
Babbler

Wow!! Inspired, Charm!! whoa !! :D
(gottem)
10:06 pm
smaller

SLOW DOWN! oops, indoor voice,

excellent point renfield!
10:07 pm
Babbler

allstart: e+ 3 letter word for something on a ship, repeat starting vowel and then 1st 3 letters of the McDonalds guy with the burgers and fries

en9 plural
10:08 pm
allstartwithX

er 8/50 clues anyone?
10:08 pm
spatialbean

I had to go get a stargate icon too.
10:08 pm
Jacula

er8/50 - a daisy (one in my garden is mauve).
10:08 pm
GreyWoulf

How about the last do6? and most prob the 4 connected to it?
10:09 pm
Babbler

nice one spatial !!!!! :)
10:09 pm
pinecone05

I had to google er 8 .... widely distributed genus of composite herbs having flower heads resembling asters but with fewer and narrower involucral bracts
10:09 pm
Jacula

er8/50 and its plural. Other name is Fleabane.
10:09 pm
Charm

last Do6 - pl. of "A small, narrow, flatbottom fishing boat with high sides and a sharp prow."
10:10 pm
Charm

GW - do you know the blue fish (Ellen DeGeneres) in Finding Nemo? Pl.
10:11 pm
Charm

The final DO4/5 - "To make a fool of; to deceive. [Obs.]"
10:11 pm
GreyWoulf

Got 'em!
10:12 pm
mamabear

Refresh
10:13 pm
Babbler

I couldnt' get that, Charm!

oooh, Mamabear ! :)
10:13 pm
harpjane

UR 5? I'm getting there.....
10:14 pm
allstartwithX

pinecone05 - thanks for the Google clue. it did the trick!
10:14 pm
mamabear

ur 5 - ur + a groom wears a tux***
10:14 pm
GreyWoulf

OK folks, I closed out the D's, but still have 53 to go

I now have to go out before the sales end -- should be back in about 30 mins or so :)

Catch you when I get back!
10:14 pm
Babbler

see you later, GW !!! :)
10:14 pm
mamabear

whatcha gonna buy us, GW?????
10:14 pm
Charm

U + r4/5 - when you redecorate your home.
10:15 pm
smaller

I have a 10 mile race tomorrow and I'm scared as he4/4.

THANKS be to all of you for the stress relief! see ya later!
10:15 pm
Charm

bye, GW.
10:15 pm
allstartwithX

how obvious are the wi 6/36 and wi 7/52? I'm not getting them. Clues?
10:15 pm
Babbler

I can't get the last two do4/5s..... (got the do6 that goes inbetween though) : (
10:15 pm
torgone

Bring me some candy!
10:15 pm
mamabear

WOW! that's a long way to go, smaller!!! good luck!!
10:15 pm
harpjane

Thanks, I just broke 200. Might just make it.
10:15 pm
chic

mmmm, another oldie but goodie..
10:16 pm
renfield

see ya later smaller - you be somebody tomorrow
10:16 pm
Babbler

good luck, Smaller !!!!! :)
10:16 pm
mamabear

you recognize him chic?
10:16 pm
torgone

Good luck smaller! Watch out for potholes..
10:16 pm
Charm

wi6 & 7 - do you read historical romances? a silly blonde girl with more hair than wit is called this. rhymes with those feathered rats which overrun most cities.
10:16 pm
chic

MamaB, Rock Hudson?
10:17 pm
EasternBlue

bye GW
Bye smaller - good luck in the race tomorrow!
10:17 pm
renfield

hurry back gw
10:17 pm
mamabear

wi 6 & 7 - a bird that likes to perch on top of tall buildings and poop on unsuspecting citizens below.... also an actor Walter P***** - change the p to w - and it's plural for the 7
10:17 pm
Charm

do4/5 - Oh, I just ado** candy!
10:18 pm
Griffums

woof?
10:18 pm
mamabear

the one and only, chic!!!!
10:18 pm
mamabear

oooh Griff's - bad day????
10:18 pm
EasternBlue

Hiya Griffs...new pic!
10:18 pm
allstartwithX

Charm - your clues was the....errrr, charm. Thanks!
10:19 pm
chic

he was a closet gay, did ya know?
10:19 pm
Griffums

Yeah but it feels weird....
10:19 pm
Babbler

thanks Charm!..... and the last one? I googled your clue, but couldn't see it..... : (

cor, all these lovely icons !!!! :D
10:19 pm
Charm

do4/5 - d + (canadian hockey player Bobby O3).
10:19 pm
EasternBlue

Griffs...you can always change back...
10:20 pm
mamabear

still nice to look at....... shall I go hunk hunting again?
10:20 pm
Griffums

So are ya'll done? Just shootin the breeze? Just stackin the wood? Just mindin the store?
10:20 pm
allstartwithX

tr 6/21 and tr 7/32 after the 3 singers. Clues?
10:20 pm
mamabear

Just waitin for you!!!!!
10:20 pm
renfield

not me
10:21 pm
Jacula

I have one word left to find - the last ri5/10. Clues, anyone?
10:21 pm
renfield

i mean i'm not done
10:21 pm
Griffums

Yeah, well, where wuz YOU when I was up in the middle of the night with this thing....
I'm just checking in. Have to go buy milk for oreos otherwise I'll be unprepared when the hour strikes.
10:21 pm
Charm

tr6/21 - 3 + *** upon a Grecian Urn by Keats.
tr7 is pl.
10:22 pm
Babbler

gottit Charm! ty!!

de's now.......
10:22 pm
allstartwithX

last ri 5/10 - The Sun Also Ri***
10:22 pm
Griffums

Jac you're just missing one more form off the ri 4/4, I think.
10:22 pm
mamabear

tr 6 & 7 - first 3 letters been "3".... last 3 are a type of song... or ballad... and the 7 is the plural.....
10:22 pm
Charm

last RI5/10 - present tense of the ri4/4 meaning stand.
10:23 pm
Griffums

I am unprepared to think. Milk run. Back later.
10:23 pm
mamabear

get more pb oreos!!!
10:24 pm
torgone

Bring me some candy!!!
10:24 pm
renfield

gummy bears
10:24 pm
Griffums

Amazingly I still have half a package, but I may get more anyway. Restraint is my middle name. (But not, um, for that reason........*rooooooowr*)
10:25 pm
Griffums

Candy! Right! (What kind of candy, little boy?)
10:25 pm
Babbler

de6/21 and de7/36, near end of list, anyone pls? ty !
10:25 pm
chic

more eye candy, need to do more puzz...
10:25 pm
Jacula

EEK - I've got three forms of the sun-up word. Is there another???
10:25 pm
torgone

White chocolate . . or beer.
10:26 pm
renfield

seltzer and limes
10:26 pm
Babbler

jacula - one more to find ! :)
10:26 pm
Griffums

White chocolate AND beer.
Babs I think what you need is your heart's de_ _ _ _
10:26 pm
allstartwithX

Jac - are you missing the one who gets up at the crack of dawn.... an early ri***?
10:26 pm
Charm

de6/21 - to want (usu. romantically). "he de***** her luscious body."
de7 is past tense.
10:27 pm
Babbler

griff !!!! you were right!!! : D
10:27 pm
Griffums

candy, white chocolate, gummy bears, pb oreos, beer, twizzlers - no, no one said twizzlers - seltzer, limes

So much for the express lane - bye
10:27 pm
Babbler

8 words left to find................ :)
10:29 pm
mamabear

Refresh
10:29 pm
Jacula


Allstart - THANK YOU! That was it. Don't know how didn't see that. *Raids Anj's freezer for a fish to slap self with.*

All done! PHEW.
10:29 pm
allstartwithX

MAMA - got the tr's. Thanks for the clues.
10:29 pm
Babbler

bravo Jacula !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !
10:30 pm
mamabear

welcome, allstart!!!
10:30 pm
Jacula

Thanks Babbler. Which 8 words do you need?
10:30 pm
harpjane

Ru 4/5? not the one that rhymes with "loose"
10:31 pm
torgone

Are you having a Patrick Swayze Christmas, Mama?
10:31 pm
Babbler

the first six words in the bo list,
then a bo5/14, above the bo8, but not sure which bo5 yet...
10:31 pm
Jacula

ru4/5 - someone who regrets.
10:31 pm
allstartwithX

It's late and I'm reaching for a fish with which to whack myself. Don't have the last four sh words. Need
sh 5/14
sh 6'24 (likely plural)
sh 4/5
sh 5/12
What am I obviously missing?
10:32 pm
mamabear

ru 4/5 - To feel regret, remorse, or sorrow for.
10:33 pm
harpjane

Mama--are you sure that not ru 4/6? I need 4/5.
10:33 pm
Jacula

sh5/14 - what you do with cabbage to make coleslaw. Plural is sh6.
10:33 pm
Babbler

ok, just hte bo6/27 at the top of the list now

and that bo5.....
10:33 pm
Charm

sh 5/14 - to tear (like lettuce for tacos)
sh 6/24 - pl.
sh 4/5 - 1st 4 letters of religious sh****.
sh 5/12 - pl.
10:33 pm
mamabear

change the last consonant on your 4/6 to get your 4/5
10:33 pm
Jacula

Think 'torn to sh****'.
10:34 pm
harpjane

got it mama!
10:34 pm
Babbler

got the bo6
10:34 pm
chic

allstart, sh+ consonant...
10:34 pm
Charm

bo6 - one who bo***, James bo***.
10:35 pm
Babbler

HOLY MOLY !!!!!!!!!!!!

I've finished!!! (and the last word was verrrrrry rude!)
10:35 pm
torgone

YAY BABBLER!!!!!!!!!!!1
10:36 pm
mamabear

Good job Babbler!!!!!! whoo-hoo!!!!!!!
*don't forget to wash yer hair!*
10:36 pm
Jacula

Congrats, Babbler. A rude word? Didn't see one in today's grid? Which?
10:36 pm
mamabear

Refresh.... I missed 'em
10:36 pm
Babbler

*blush*, errm, well, it was a euphemism for, aaaah, um...

10:36 pm
harpjane

jacula, tricked you into putting a word in the chat! hee hee hee
10:37 pm
Babbler

thanks for reminding me, Mamabear! :D
10:37 pm
Babbler

lol Harp! I almost walked right into that one, didn't I??
:D
10:38 pm
mamabear

anybody need any other clues????
10:38 pm
Jacula

Harpjane - Oh bugger, so you did! LOL.
10:38 pm
Babbler

Chic, is that Heath Ledger?
10:39 pm
allstartwithX

MAMA, could use de 8/45 and de 6/33
10:40 pm
chic

nope, it's Brad Pitt in "Troy"
10:40 pm
Jacula

Babbler - doesn't look like Heath (sigh!!) Ledger to me! Look, stop distracting folks! Johnny Depp and Heath Ledger all in one grid is far too much! Oh!
10:40 pm
Jacula

Troy was a terrible film!
10:41 pm
Babbler

I haven't seen Troy yet, Chic. My mistake. (or wishful thinking !! lol!)
10:41 pm
mamabear

de 8/45 is the plural of the de 6/21 above it
de 6 is what moistens the grass in the morning. adj form
10:41 pm
Jacula

Only need George Clooney to turn up now and I'll be totally unhinged. LOL.
10:41 pm
harpjane

21 words to go. Dialup, makes this sort of a zen meditation experience. i put in a word, then look at nothing for ten seconds.....
10:42 pm
mab

Si6? may I have clue, please?
10:42 pm
Babbler

I've been asking for George Clooney all day, Jacula !! :)
10:42 pm
mamabear

plural of si 5/12
10:42 pm
Jacula

si6 - plural of si5/10 - more noise!
10:43 pm
Jacula

Babbler - hang on a min. I'll see what I can do re George. I know he's hiding somewhere in here.
10:44 pm
chic

sorry, Jac, anytime you can see Brad's buns in a flick, I'm there!
10:45 pm
mamabear

Refresh, Clooney fans
10:45 pm
Babbler

mamabear !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*swoons*
10:45 pm
mab

Thank you so much MamaB!

Ri5? I have get ups, and got up.
10:46 pm
Jacula

Babbler - REFRESH! LOL.
10:46 pm
mamabear

someone who does the ri**** is a ri***
10:46 pm
Babbler

*whimpers......... then faints*
10:47 pm
Jacula

ROFLOLPMP.
10:47 pm
Babbler

lol!! two Georges at the top of my chat log!!!
10:47 pm
mamabear

life is good
10:47 pm
Jacula

Thought you'd fainted, Babbler?:-)
10:48 pm
Babbler

you keep posting, Jacula!

you too, Mama!
10:48 pm
renfield

de 8/45?
10:48 pm
mamabear

2 Georges, no waiting. or is that John's?????
10:48 pm
Babbler

so Jacula, Mamabear, tell us about your day.. ?
10:49 pm
mamabear

plural of de 6/21 above it, renfield
10:49 pm
mab

Thank you Mama! I'm missing such silly things.
10:49 pm
mamabear

well, actually the weather is kind of chilly and the sky a little clooney, I mean cloudy...
10:50 pm
allstartwithX

MAMABEAR - you're awesome. Appreciate all of the clues. Charm, thanks for the sh clue list. Down to just 3-4 words left.
10:50 pm
renfield

thanks mama -
10:51 pm
mamabear

don't be silly mab, it's not silly!!!!! I would be embearassed to say the stuff I missed in this puzzle! Need anything else?
10:51 pm
allstartwithX

se 5/12 above the Spanish gentlemen?
10:52 pm
torgone

57 left. Anyone back from the store yet? I need candy! Actually, I don't like candy, but I need something . .
10:52 pm
Jacula

Babbler - I gave up George Clooney, eventually, to a Canadian friend of mine on another forum, after we'd must and jelly wrestled (to the amusement of the fellas in there) over him a number of times. I finally found my own G.C. 6' 2", Black hair, blue eyes, sexy as hell. He was actually nattering to me on same forum. Might tell you the story one day. I love him to bits, as he does me, yes, it was 'electricity' when we finally met. Been together nearly 3 years now.
10:52 pm
mamabear

same as the spanish guy - with an h thrown in for good measure
10:54 pm
allstartwithX

MAMA - I need the se 5/12. I've got the spanish one and the other one above it with the "h"
10:54 pm
Jacula

* meant muD and jelly wrestled. LOL.
10:55 pm
Babbler

soz for delay, Jacula, was just flossing my teeth...
Seriously!!??! Your very own GC?? Sounds like a fantastic story, deffo one I'd like to hear one day! :D
10:56 pm
mab

SH5/12? I have pl footwear, past tense shine, and the seaside. Then I have past tense seaside. Can you tell me which sh5/12 I'm missing? Please?
10:56 pm
Jacula

se5/12 - your best friend se*** you a card on your birthday.
10:56 pm
mamabear

will this suffice til the candy gets here, Torgone?
Refresh
10:57 pm
GreyWoulf

Hey, tor -- I'm back, just finished putting stuff away ;)
I'm poor so all I could get candywise was marked down candy corn, will that do? or would you like some more warm frm the oven cookies?
10:58 pm
torgone

Thanks, Mama! I can't tell who it is, but I see some pretty nice gams.
10:58 pm
renfield

mab do you have sh 5/12 - to clip sheep
10:58 pm
Jacula

Babbler - Yes. seriously. All that decade I'd been thinking my true love might be sitting on a rock anywhere in the world wondering where I was, he was just 10 miles up the motorway. Ain't life funny?
10:58 pm
doxy1lover

hey torgone, I made some pumpkin bars tonight. I'd be willing to share
10:59 pm
mamabear

she came out last weekend for the Hawaiian jacuzzi party..... coconut bra & all!!!
10:59 pm
mab

Yes, I do. It seems to be a 5/12 that comes before that past tense seaside. I only have three and I should have four.
10:59 pm
allstartwithX

mab - your sh 5/12 might be "One who fits sh**s to the feet;"
10:59 pm
renfield

i have cherries garcia
11:00 pm
torgone

Mmmm. Pumpkin bars . .Cookies . .. There goes my diet . .

mab, do you have the Krishna related one?
11:00 pm
renfield

mab - like a light that sh*** in the darkness
11:01 pm
harpjane

ta DAAAAAAH!
Can't believe I finished. I'm outta here. I've got a church services and three rehearsals (involving 100 miles of driving) tomorrow. The christmas vortex for church musicians is beginning to draw me in....

plus I have 90 more pages to finish before my book club meeting tomorrow night.

Gracious thank yous for all your help! Enjoy your chocolate!
11:01 pm
Jacula

I put a recipe for Pumpkin Pie in BabAnon a while ago. Can't stand the taste of the things myself - got 'overgiven' the things by a friend with an allotment - same goes for marrows.
11:01 pm
Babbler

Wow, Jacula, I'd just started to give up and get used to being on my own!!
11:01 pm
mab

Arrrgh! Thank you! I am missing obvious things!

How about ur5?
11:01 pm
renfield

as anj told us today - a diet always starts tomorrow - we call it the scarlett o'hara theory
11:02 pm
mamabear

congrats harpjane!!!!!
11:02 pm
GreyWoulf

Babs - never give up... you can take a recuperative pause, but NEVER give up
11:02 pm
doxy1lover

do 7/36 and 7/32 please
11:02 pm
Jacula

Babbler - So had I! But never say die! Also, never believe those who say the perfect man will never just turn up on your doorstep. Mind did!
11:02 pm
allstartwithX

mab - u + repeat an action over again. It's an re 4 word.
11:02 pm
Babbler

bravo harpjane !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11:03 pm
Babbler

thanks GW. I'll take a recuperative pause, seeing as I just had a nasty horrible big birthday, then I'll start hoping again : )
11:03 pm
GreyWoulf

Congrats harpjane!!
Good luck and safe travels tomorrow
11:03 pm
allstartwithX

still need the se 5/12 above the foreign men words. Clues?
11:04 pm
mamabear

se 5 is plural of the se 4 above it
11:05 pm
Babbler

ok, off to shower and wash my hair..... back at post time (cos of course, my hair will need time to dry!! who needs sleep, eh?? ) :D
11:05 pm
Jacula

Babbler - did it begin with a 3,4 or 5? The birthday, I mean.
11:05 pm
torgone

Don't forget to wash your hair, Babbler..
11:05 pm
Babbler

*pout* it begins with a 4 now....
11:05 pm
allstartwithX

AAARGH. I started my se 4 from the other s. Tunnel vision is never a good thing in Babble.
11:05 pm
Babbler

thanks Tor-Tor !! :D
11:05 pm
renfield

babs - didnt we all shower earlier?
11:06 pm
Alden

wow. finally done. with less than an hour left!
11:06 pm
doxy1lover

babbler, know how you feel. Just had birthday also.
11:06 pm
Babbler

bravo Alden !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
11:07 pm
mamabear

Alden, Alden, Alden, Alden!!!!!!!! WTG
11:07 pm
Babbler

:'( thanks doxy

ok, deffo going now..... !
11:07 pm
allstartwithX

My last word is re 6/27 after the parts of a country. Clues now accepted.
11:08 pm
torgone

Babbler! You're in the prime of life, luv! I've just passed the last one that starts with 4, and I feel like things may be getting better soon. Hope springs eternal..
11:08 pm
mamabear

Re 6 - do you know the game show/talk show host Re*** Philbin???? put an extra vowel before the last 2 letters and there ya have it
11:09 pm
Babbler

: D, thanks Tor-Tor
11:09 pm
Jacula

Hope no one showered in my main bathroom! Shower curtain is is down at the mo. I've got sick of those silly fabric tabs that get caught up on the shower rail. We're due to chop 'em off and brass-rivet the thing later for proper curtain rings. 2nd bathroom is okay for showering, hasd a glass door, but you may have to brave warath of daughter, who is sleeping now, and whose en-suite that shower cubicle is.
11:10 pm
mamabear

prime of life? p-tooey
11:10 pm
mab

Ok. now looking for RE6/27 that comes after word for 'areas' and RE5/10 that comes after re4 that rhymes with fete. Clues please, please, please?
11:11 pm
allstartwithX

258 and I am done. A collective effort indeed thanks to all fellow insomniac Babblers. Great clues all. G'nite!
11:11 pm
Jacula

Babs - you're a mere baby. LOL. I'm galloping towards a birthday with a 5 at the start. I'm going as slowly as I can, but it still keeps coming.
11:11 pm
torgone

I don't know . ..It sounds good when you're saying it to someone else . . .
11:11 pm
mamabear

mab - see my post at 11:08 for the re 6/27 clue
11:12 pm
Jacula

Goodnight 'Allstart'. Welcome to the Babbleverse, and thanks for helping me finish today.
11:12 pm
torgone

Yay allstart!!
11:12 pm
mamabear

good job allstart!!!
11:13 pm
allstartwithX

by the way Torgone... you inspired my Babble name.
11:13 pm
mamabear

re 5/10 = what you pay to your landlord + vowel
11:14 pm
GreyWoulf

ur5, please?
11:14 pm
Jacula

Allstart - you do realise you will now have to stick around long enough to explain how Torgone inspired you. (We're a nosey lot here in the Babbleverse.)
11:14 pm
allstartwithX

One of my first Babble efforts. Puzzle had an "X" in it. You responded to someone's request for a word count with "*** words... all start with X." Cracked me up big time.
11:15 pm
Jacula

Three big cheers for Torgone.xxx
11:15 pm
GreyWoulf

XXX!
11:16 pm
mab

Thank you, thank you, so so much...

Hip hip hurrah for Torgone! (although I don't know why... yet)
11:16 pm
Jacula

ur5 - Remembe that song 'Streets of Laredo'? It rhymes with that.
11:17 pm
GreyWoulf

Ty
11:17 pm
torgone

I was wondering about that allstart! I accept the honor with great humility. You're a good player. Welcome!
11:18 pm
72 Temple Owl

* snifflle* ok guys - i've rebooted twice, lost my spreassheet log, cannot use a to z, and it takes i minute per word to enter if the log is showing...plus i'll never see 40 anything ever again...
have mercy! i have a 9 and 8 word both beginning with b...what other large ones have i missed?
11:19 pm
Jacula

Another clue for ur5/14. Think a bit of textspeak - telling someone to do something again.
11:19 pm
allstartwithX

It's that unique Babble sense of humour that keeps me coming back (well... that and Jacula's icon...hmmmm).
11:20 pm
allstartwithX

I mean Jacula's old icon... not the Clooney-ized version. Ahem.
11:21 pm
Jacula

ROFLOL, Allstart.
11:21 pm
torgone

There were some really nice icons yesterday, allstart. It was Nude Friday . . .
11:21 pm
GreyWoulf

Good news - only 27 to go

Bad News - all r's, s's and t's

:D
11:21 pm
mamabear

do you have the group of ne words? there's a couple large ones in there
11:22 pm
Jacula

was it, Torgone? I never saw any nude icons! Oh drat!
11:22 pm
Marolan

OMG! I can't believe I finally got a big one! This is fan-dabby-dozie!
11:22 pm
allstartwithX

I may have to part with $10 and go Pro just to keep up with the varsity.
11:23 pm
72 Temple Owl

u r right, mama...2 7's and a 6 or two...
11:23 pm
torgone

Lots-O-Skin, Jac.
11:24 pm
Jacula

Allstart - it's not a lot of dough for a lifetime membership. The younger you are, the better the deal. Mind you, if is Dr_God's lifetime or yours? ;-)
11:24 pm
torgone

I think I might have started that too, when I greeted MamaBare . . .
11:24 pm
mamabear

Now it's time.... to say goodbye.... to alll our company.... BAB....(be back tomorrow)BLE (every day is babble day) RS zzzzzzzzzz.................... ....
nite nite
*bear hugs to all*
11:25 pm
torgone

What's $10? You could spend that on a cup of coffee..
11:25 pm
EasternBlue

nite mama...
11:25 pm
GreyWoulf

G'Nite Mama!!

Sleep Well, Sleep Tight!

(*Big Hug*)
11:25 pm
Jacula

Night, night, Mamabear.x

Torgone - Skin, what skin? I sure misssed all of that. LOL.
11:26 pm
mamabear

oh and Torgone.... naked friday was already in full swing before neon nymph appeared!!!! LOL
11:27 pm
Jacula

No one needs Clooney now, do they? Can I go back to my own icon?
11:27 pm
allstartwithX

I'll scrape up the $10 somewhere. G'nite pros and fellow amateurs. Belated birthday wishes Torgone. See you all on Sunday's puzzle.
11:29 pm
torgone

Good night X.
11:29 pm
Jacula

Allstart, are you in UK?
11:30 pm
GreyWoulf

G'Nite Allstart, congrats on finishing and welcome to the pack!
11:30 pm
Jacula

Ooh, fell much better now in my own dress with the dagger at my waist.
11:31 pm
allstartwithX

Jac - nope. Here is U.S.
11:32 pm
doxy1lover

only 2 left, help. do7/36 and do7/32
11:32 pm
Jacula

Greywoulf - you must be Alpha 1 male. Whewre do I figure on the scale re the females? Careful now! LOL.
11:32 pm
hurshy

the do7's are both like one of santa's reindeer, but with a different letter added at the end
11:32 pm
renfield

good nite mama
11:33 pm
Jacula

Allstart - where in US?
11:33 pm
chic

yikes, only 20 to go; trying to keep from doing a face plant into the keyboard. I need help with the wi6/36 and wi7/32.
11:33 pm
allstartwithX

Jac - I'm probably a stone's throw from GreyWoulf. Same town in Pennsylvania.
11:34 pm
GreyWoulf

Really, allstart - how far from the montgomery mall?
11:34 pm
doxy1lover

chic, think Walter Pi****, old actor. Substitute the wi, and plural
11:35 pm
GreyWoulf

help with the se6, please?
11:35 pm
allstartwithX

GW - 15 minute drive. I'm near Merrymead.
11:35 pm
hurshy

se6 like spanish mister, but with an h thrown in
11:35 pm
Jacula

wi6 & 7. Birds, but sound like the ones who poo on Nelson in Trafalgar Square. 'Feed the birds. tuppence a bag. tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a bag...'
11:36 pm
hurshy

wi6 and 7 end of ron's owl's name in harry potter
11:36 pm
GreyWoulf

Allstart - i'm a couple of blocks away from the mall, you're within a mile or two of my mother-in-law
11:36 pm
doxy1lover

Finished. Have to go frost the pumpkin bars and head to bed. Have to work tomorrow. Have a good night all.
11:36 pm
Marolan

chic - think pigeon with a 'w' instead - then stick an s on the second one.
11:36 pm
catka

O M Gosh! I thought I was finished and then I found out I was missing 2 words and had to go through and count everything to find out where!!!
11:37 pm
hurshy

ah - there's one advantage of being a pro. easy to see what letters missing words start with.
11:38 pm
catka

really? that would help alot! haha
11:38 pm
catka

I was sweatin'
11:39 pm
allstartwithX

GW - it's a nice area. We obviously have made eastern PA. the nexus of Babble-ing for the east coast.
11:39 pm
Jacula

True - Hurshy. But don't you just roam off looking for and finding words first, and then clue-picking on the log?
11:39 pm
GreyWoulf

I can live that, allstart :D
11:40 pm
catka

Hurshy, your kitty looks like mine
11:40 pm
chic

thanx all, got 'em.
11:40 pm
hurshy

my system is to try and find half before using the list or any clues. then i go through the list alphabetically, asking for clues if needed. if at the end i find i have missed one, being a pro now comes in handy. then i give clues.
11:41 pm
GreyWoulf

looks like I am missing the last 4 sh's
11:41 pm
allstartwithX

GW - Yes, the crown weighs heavy on us. Alas, this prince needs to get some sleep. Goodnight.... and I really mean it this time.
11:41 pm
GreyWoulf

See you tomorrow, allstart!
11:42 pm
hurshy

sh6 - related to prev sh5
sh5 - having the wool cut off
sh5 - you should do this to your personal documents
sh6 - plural
11:42 pm
hurshy

catka, that is marty. picture was taken five years ago.
11:43 pm
renfield

i love kitkats and pupsters
11:43 pm
catka

I have a Moe and a Lloyd that are similar.....Moe more so, as Lloyd has longer hair
11:43