Question of the day!

Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Question of the day! - 12/31/08 04:28 PM

This is played in another forum I am in and it is quite fun and also you get to learn more about the members!!

Basically someone asks a question and everyone can answer.
Then the next day someone else (doesn't matter who really) asks another question and so on!!

I shall start!


December 31, 2008

What is your favorite candybar???


Hehehe...I have a really big sweet tooth and love sweets..especially chocolate! I definatly have a few favorite candybars but I think my favorite candybar is a Heath bar...sooo crunchy, buttery and yummy!


Posted by: BLR

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 04:34 PM

does Skiddles count - if not then Baby Ruth
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 04:47 PM

SNICKERS is BESTEST!!!!
Posted by: ZorkZork69

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 04:48 PM

I like 3 Musketeers.
Posted by: Todd

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 05:13 PM

peanut butter twix for me YUUUMMMMYYY!!!!!!
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 05:33 PM

That's a tough one..they're all good!
But my fav has to be Milky Way Dark
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 06:04 PM

my votes goes to three musketeers,but I truly love chocolate covered cherries.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 06:08 PM

Originally Posted By: kksuns
That's a tough one..they're all good!
But my fav has to be Milky Way Dark


Yep, that is a close runner up from the Heath I love...it was hard to choose either Milky Way Dark or the Heath.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 06:25 PM

Originally Posted By: big bad momma
my votes goes to three musketeers,but I truly love chocolate covered cherries.


omg, if it was CANDY instead... i would so totally say chocolate covered cherries too... yummmmy!!!!

i also like 3 musketeers.. that's my second choice after snickers. mmm, i am so hungry now. where is my hubby with that food. lol...
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 07:11 PM

3 musketeers is my second choice too. Big on chocolate not on fat! hahaha
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 07:24 PM

Does ferrer rocher count as a bar? And my next favorite is chocolate over cashews, or almonds, or peanuts. But if it must be a bar, I'd choose Mars bar. When there have been white chocolate bars (the old Zero, and then there have been others), I like them.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 08:07 PM

Am I the only one here that prefers Swedish Fish to chocolate?? Give me sour Gummi Worms any day.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 08:33 PM

Marge likes the gummi worms, and also licorice sticks (especially the strawberry ones). And she waits all year for the little Christmas Trees from little debbie. And she makes a brownie with peanut butter frosting that is to die for.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 10:35 PM

OK it is January 1, 2009

New Question

What was the last book you read?

I am in the middle of twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Posted by: ZorkZork69

Re: Question of the day! - 12/31/08 10:53 PM

It was :
The Once and Future King.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 05:37 AM

I'm reading Wm. Paul Young's The Shack.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 06:48 AM

Janet Evanovich, Three to get Deadly.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:10 AM

I'm in the middle of Twilight too, I got it for Christmas.Geared for teens I think but I'm loving it anyway. I'll have to see the movie some time.My son went to see it with his GF and he said it wasn't bad for a chick flick lol meaning it was actually good in guy speak
But the last one I read was The Pagan Stone-3rd in a trilogy by Nora Roberts which I also had gotten for Xmas.I pretty much devoured that one LOL
I've read all the Evanovich books too..they're a riot! I just love Grandma Mazur, what a pip! Say nothing about Lula!And as far as Morelli and Tank go hmmmm or should I say mmmmm?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:16 AM

Marge got Nora Roberts' last book of the trilogy, also, and has finished it. I'll be reading it soon. I read the other two, plus just about every Nora Roberts book out.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:28 AM

Yeah me too Carl smile Have you read her JD Robb books?
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:31 AM

Carl, it sounds like you're an avid reader..by any chance have you read any Stephen Hunter books?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:44 AM

Yes, I have been since the second grade in school (started with those little blue cloth-bound biographies). And sorry, no, I haven't read any Stephen Hunter books. What genre?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:46 AM

I love Janet Evanovich. My daughter-in-law and I always try to figure out what movie stars would play the book's characters.
Obviously, grandma calls for someone who's feisty. Morelli, a hot, good-looking guy. Stephanie, I have problems casting her character. I think The Rock would be a perfect Ranger. What do you think, Kelley?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:48 AM

Originally Posted By: kksuns
Yeah me too Carl smile Have you read her JD Robb books?


Yeah, sure have. On one of our Fall Colors trips to the Northeast, Marge, her sister Rosanne, and I came back by Nora Roberts' book store. Gotta say the workmanship of the book shelves and all aren't all that good, but probably it was the "cut of his jib" that looked good to Nora rather than his carpentry (talking about the man she married).
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 10:10 AM

Diane, my best friend and I always thought the Stehanie Plum novels would make a great tv series too. Hey, you could be the casting director!
Carl, here's a link to a Stephen Hunter site-I really loved the Bob Lee Swagger and Earl Swagger series and have also read most of the others-all good. My dad is the one who introduced me to them years ago. I think you'd like them. Check it out
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/stephen-hunter/
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 10:30 AM

What an amazing idea. Yes, it would make a great series. I'll start casting immediately.
Posted by: ZorkZork69

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 11:53 AM

Originally Posted By: Carl
I'm reading Wm. Paul Young's The Shack.

I heard that book sucked majorly. Does it???
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 12:08 PM

Originally Posted By: BLR
OK it is January 1, 2009

New Question

What was the last book you read?

I am in the middle of twilight by Stephenie Meyer



the last book i actually read and finished was a Readers Digest. LOL!!!! laugh i don't like to read much. altho, if i get my hands on a really good book that someone passes down to me to read, i would read it. otherwise i am pretty boring on this ?... hehe crazy
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 12:12 PM

Originally Posted By: ZorkZork69
Originally Posted By: Carl
I'm reading Wm. Paul Young's The Shack.

I heard that book sucked majorly. Does it???


I'm only to page 46 (plus the foreword), with all the bowl games and dinners and family activities going on, but so far I am finding it to be quite interesting. From the foreword, I expect that it is in an area that I have long thought about. So I am quite optimistic.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 12:22 PM

Carl, speaking of bowl games... oh wait, that's another thread.
Posted by: Sherri1959

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 06:40 PM

Hersheys Symphony bar. It is larger than the normal candy bar with toffee pieces in it. SOOOO GOOD
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 06:58 PM

Originally Posted By: kksuns
Diane, my best friend and I always thought the Stehanie Plum novels would make a great tv series too. Hey, you could be the casting director!
Carl, here's a link to a Stephen Hunter site-I really loved the Bob Lee Swagger and Earl Swagger series and have also read most of the others-all good. My dad is the one who introduced me to them years ago. I think you'd like them. Check it out
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/h/stephen-hunter/


Thanks. I bookmarked it. I took a quick look at one of them - the 47th Samurai, and it sounds interesting. Author was born 3 years after me. I'm always amazed at what people know. I guess we all learn in different directions. One of the ones that the link showed as "similar works" was by the author David Baldacci. I've read him, and other adventure and political novels, as well.

I'll just start grabbing books by Hunter and catch up.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:00 PM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
Carl, speaking of bowl games... oh wait, that's another thread.


Yep, and a sad story at the Rose Bowl, at least from our perspective.

Maybe "my" Florida Gators will fare better next week.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Sherri1959
Hersheys Symphony bar. It is larger than the normal candy bar with toffee pieces in it. SOOOO GOOD


Hi, Sherri. It's "what book did you last read?" until midnight. Then you can ask a new question.

Not that some of us don't forget and talk off topic. I am probably the worst.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:14 PM

Carl, any Gator of yours is a Gator of mine. LOL
Can't wait till THE game.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:27 PM

Me, too. At least they've learned not to count Tebow and the Gators out. Gators are always dangerous.

Those USC band uniforms, the cheerleader costumes, even the players' uniforms - kind of ugly retro, wouldn't you say? I'd better watch out, Di. There may be some USC alums and fans here.

And to show my remorse for continuing to talk off topic, I will admit that I like some Hershey's also, Sherri, but I prefer the ones with nuts.

Now, books - I'm about to enjoy a late New Years Day snack, along with a beer, and read some of the book I'm currently on.

Talk to you later if y'all are still on.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:41 PM

I am reading the third Harry Potter book in Hungarian, it is slow going, but I am trying, must brush up, use it or loose it, as they say.
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 07:45 PM

I haven't read a good book in awhile.I've been busy reading to little ones.I love all different types of books;from V.C.Andrews to S.King.I rarely read a love story.In 2009 i'm going to read the Bible from beginning to end.I love action books.the last book I read was Fat Tuesday by Sondra
Brown.My question is what do you feel is the most important things in life?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:17 PM

Life itself, love, growing as a sentient being, enjoying the wonder of everything, touching and interacting outside our own boundaries, accepting our place in the universe, and making our corner of it personally unique.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:19 PM

Love & reasonable health.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:27 PM

Given a choice, I would deem reasonable health as important.

But if health is neither "good" nor too "reasonable," I think you can still have the love (and the other things I mentioned).

People who live in pain, or with major disorders or conditions or diseases certainly learn the value of life and love.

Of course, I just realized, even if the health is poor, or even of an unreasonable nature, it's still important to one (and to others as well), isn't it?

So pardon my critique, PDM, please.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:47 PM

Ummm what question are we on..the book one still? It is still Thursday the first of Jan, isnt it?
Or did we just go on to the next question a little bit early? Did I miss it?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By: big bad momma
I haven't read a good book in awhile.I've been busy reading to little ones.I love all different types of books;from V.C.Andrews to S.King.I rarely read a love story.In 2009 i'm going to read the Bible from beginning to end.I love action books.the last book I read was Fat Tuesday by Sondra
Brown.My question is what do you feel is the most important things in life?


Was a little early, from my time perspective, but who's counting?
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:51 PM

The most important thing.....I think it is to give from the heart without expecting anything in return. In other words to be there for whoever may need you because you want to.


next time wait until midnight... BBM rule breaker!! ..lol...kidding!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 08:53 PM

Your signature quote/sentiment is a good answer to the question.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:30 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
The most important thing.....I think it is to give from the heart without expecting anything in return. In other words to be there for whoever may need you because you want to.


I like that! Good thing I came back. Your last post came just before I made my last post, and I hadn't seen it.

It's kind of a mystical or spiritual thing, I think, but it surely seems like I meet people in kind of a visit that was meant to be, if you know what I mean.

And sometimes they are there for me, and sometimes I am there for them.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:34 PM

Quote:
It's kind of a mystical or spiritual thing, I think, but it surely seems like I meet people in kind of a visit that was meant to be, if you know what I mean.

And sometimes they are there for me, and sometimes I am there for them.


I get you! I totally agree.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Question of the day! - 01/01/09 09:52 PM

the most important things in life...

It sounds simplistic but it isn't--- To need and to be needed.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 05:56 AM

Most important things in life...well I think you guys are pretty much covering my thoughts on that already smile But I would like to add Honesty-with yourself and others.

And Carl-as for the Stephen Hunter books, The 47th Samurai is one of his last books-you should really read a couple of his other Bob Lee Swagger books before that one to get to know and understand Bob first smile
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 06:01 AM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
The most important thing.....I think it is to give from the heart without expecting anything in return. In other words to be there for whoever may need you because you want to.


next time wait until midnight... BBM rule breaker!! ..lol...kidding!

It was the next day here!
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 06:12 AM

Originally Posted By: Carl
Given a choice, I would deem reasonable health as important.

But if health is neither "good" nor too "reasonable," I think you can still have the love (and the other things I mentioned).

People who live in pain, or with major disorders or conditions or diseases certainly learn the value of life and love.

Of course, I just realized, even if the health is poor, or even of an unreasonable nature, it's still important to one (and to others as well), isn't it?

So pardon my critique, PDM, please.

When I started to answer the question, I thought about what might make life unbearable ~ that helped me to decide on the important things in life.

So, while the obvious answer is that the love, safety, health & happiness of my loved-ones ~ and indeed their very existence & company ~ is most important to me, there are some health problems that I hear of people enduring, which, I feel, would make life unbearable.

When I think of those who are completely paralysed, for example, and cannot even communicate, I feel that this would be unbearable. I know that depression can be unbearable, too.

Good health is a bonus; reasonable health can make the difference between a happy life and hell on earth. That's just my opinion, of course.

And I know that this may sound trivial, but I get really excited about my hobbies and interests and, if I ever lose that excitement, I start to feel depressed ~ real depression that is ~ so when you mentioned something about the mind's spiritual growth, or something to that effect, Carl, that really meant something to me, too.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 06:42 AM

I just got on, what exactly is the question of the day??

My coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 06:58 AM

Yep, five o'clock somewhere.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 07:51 AM

It think that it depends what day it is where you are smile confused
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: big bad momma
I haven't read a good book in awhile.I've been busy reading to little ones.I love all different types of books;from V.C.Andrews to S.King.I rarely read a love story.In 2009 i'm going to read the Bible from beginning to end.I love action books.the last book I read was Fat Tuesday by Sondra
Brown.My question is what do you feel is the most important things in life?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:38 AM

When you go back and see the comments that have posted while you were answering a question, you understand how the thread can seem disjointed. The five o'clock comment was regarding the time that the new question was posted.

The current question, by the way, is a good one. Not exactly a "light-hearted" game question, though, huh? But I like it.

But you know me, I can try to lighten up anything, but then turn right around and get serious. But there's a time to laugh and a time to cry. And good friends will do either with you.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:49 AM

Also, PDM. You are quite correct about the unbearable health problems and about the quality of life.

I cannot imagine wanting to hold onto life if I cannot think or interact.

And yet, despite what I think (or believe about an after-life), something within most of us holds onto life.

It's like the country & western song says, "I wanna go to heaven, but I don't wanna go today."

So I guess we have to think about what our loved ones should do if we are unable to make a medical decision. Of course, there are problems, even, with that, as well.

But the New Year has just begun, so let's get back to the friendship. Should Auld Acquaintances be forgotten?

New people on here introduce themselves, and we interact, and it is nice. Some we remember and wonder about who no longer post. But some drop in every now and then. And that's nice, too.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:14 AM

So we are again on a new question already??

Its going to get confusing if we go by what time it is where each poster is. Maybe we should go by forum time?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 10:15 AM

Yeah it could get a little confusing, but we can handle it. In the miscellaneous section, we did a tv and movie trivia thing (and I would have liked adding books, as well) and we decided that the more questions the better. It was fun.

I rechecked Big Bad Momma's post, and on my screen (page 4), it showed as 10:45 p.m., and she shows N.Y. as her locale, so it was a little early.

But nobody objected at the time, and while it's not your really light-hearted question, it's still a good one.

Now, let's see if I can lighten up the discussion about the important things in life:

Anybody wannna guess what is important to the males? (speaking generically, of course). Their appetites (and satisfying them), naturally.

There is such a thing as noblesse oblige, but that tends to be AFTER the belly is full.

And for the females - what about shopping and chocolates/sweets (or avoiding them).

Is that provocative enough?
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 11:12 AM

I was referring to the question you posted near the end of your other post # 345039 ...
Should Auld Acquaintances be forgotten?


I thought you were going onto a new question again already..lol.
But I take it we are still on the Important things in life..question..right. At least until midnight, forum time..lol!


As for women, you mentioned chocolate...as for chocolate being an important thing in life...for me...yep, that is one things I live for...hehe!

lol..just some humor!



Chocolate can also be very fun..in many ways wink


Enlighten us, Carl.. as to what else, besides food is important to men :P





Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 11:41 AM

You have to ask what else is important to men???????
Give us the g-rated version Carl. LOL
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 11:43 AM

lol...I KNOW the answer to what else is important to men..lol! I want our dear Carl to elaborate on it since I think it would be fun to hear. laugh
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 11:50 AM

Carl is a romantic at heart. I'm sure he will have a beautiful, romantic,version of what's important to men. However, he'll be thinking about another version. Get my point.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 11:52 AM

Yes I agree, I am sure he will have something beautiful to say but will totally be thinking and picturing something a bit different at the same time..hehe.
He is a man..lol..and we just love 'em!!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:03 PM

Seeing the glow that surrounds the love of my life and knowing that pleasing her fills my heart to overflowing sends tremors of excitement through me even now as I think upon it.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:05 PM

By the way, I RESEMBLE ... , er, I mean RESENT those remarks. No, not really - I am actually chuckling in the tone that Marge calls naughty.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:15 PM

See, what did I tell you.
"Seeing the glow that surrounds the love of my life and knowing that pleasing her fills my heart to overflowing sends tremors of excitement through me even now as I think upon it."
I knew you'd find a way to keep it g-rated.

Give me a break. LOL
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:16 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
I was referring to the question you posted near the end of your other post # 345039 ...
Should Auld Acquaintances be forgotten?


I thought you were going onto a new question again already..lol.
But I take it we are still on the Important things in life..question..right. At least until midnight, forum time..lol!


As for women, you mentioned chocolate...as for chocolate being an important thing in life...for me...yep, that is one things I live for...hehe!

lol..just some humor!



Chocolate can also be very fun..in many ways wink


Enlighten us, Carl.. as to what else, besides food is important to men :P







On the "auld acquaintances," I'm always ready to talk about people that I miss here - people like SpookyMark, Argyll, John, Kateyes, MrsJF (I think she changed her name), Coroffwife (is that her?), and others. But you know on any discussion board, there are always people who come and go - and not necessarily permanently. If I had my way, they would ALL check in at least once per day!

Besides food appetite and desire to be admired, hugged, and appreciated, the Rules are quite important to me:

The Rules

My response is only a little tongue-in-cheek humor, kind of like Marge saying that I like to dangle my toes in the water where the gators or pirahya (spelling?) are, but pull them back before they can get bit:

The Response
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:18 PM

Okay, Lady Di, I know that not all keet people are of what we laughingly call adult, but I think it may not corrupt "little ears" to know that an appetite that males have (and women, too, I'm thinking) is for sex.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:24 PM

hehe, love those rules!...and the response!!



BIG HUG for Carl...our romantic smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:37 PM

Thanks. I like hugs. And since I met Marge, I can actually give and receive hugs without laschivious thoughts. Well, I don't know if I could hug Edita (Dancing with the Stars) without a few extra thoughts, but then Marge would be the same with Max.

Nothing wrong with a fantasy or three, as long as a man remembers whom he is committed to, and who pleases him in all ways.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:37 PM

Carl always knows the perfect thing to say.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:44 PM

awwwwwwwww, such a sweetie. Marge sure has got a good guy there and I am sure she knows it!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:45 PM

Carl, I think you have the beginnings of a fan club.
I saw him first. LOL
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:48 PM

I think Carl is feeling quite loved right now and might be blushing! Awww look, how cute!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 12:51 PM

blush I think Marge considers me trainable. That's about as good as it gets for a man, I'm thinking. I know not to leave the toilet seat up, and a few other things, but my memory is as poor as most guys (I can't really remember ever being wr.... what was I saying?)

I won't dwell on being such a slow learner, since Marge was also married before. We hope that in the next life (if there is reincarnation) we will have earned the right to meet sooner.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 01:37 PM

OMG! I just had to go back and read through this thread..couldn't wait to read Carl's answer to the what else important to men thing. I too was thinking of the romantic way he would word his answer. You did good Carl! I'm impressed :)You really do have such a way with words.
And yes, he should be feeling loved right now. Afterall WE ALL Love you Carl!This place just wouldn't be the same without your witty charm.
But as far as actually remembering to put the toilet seat down HA I find that soo hard to believe. I'd have to hear that one from Marge herself LOL I can't tell you how many times I've almost "fallen in" in the middle of the night!! ahhhh
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 02:11 PM

Carl, I think it's time that Marge did a little posting on here. You're too good to be true. You can't be as perfect as you sound. LOL WE WANT MARGE!!!!!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 03:57 PM

You guys are wayyyyy funny. A member here first told me about this site, and she was right. This place truly is good for me.

My wife, Marge, first found a site which deals with info and support for autoimmune blood disorders, especially one that is called ITP. I talk about it some on Marge's and my romance and travel website. I began to go there to read also, and soon found myself sharing. Plus spouses and family of those with disorders also need a little support, I think.

Over the next couple of years, Marge went into remission, but she was never "into" the socializing on the ITP support board. For her it was mostly info.

Anyhow, some from the other board know she's real. Since then, I've passed on to her requests to "join" but so far she passes.

I'll let her read your comments, but I'll tell you now. I don't claim to be perfect, and she would agree. I procrastinate. I don't like throwing my things away. I don't like to "go" as much as she does. I can be cheap at times and spendthrift at others. And I can be moody, and get my feelings hurt.

And there have been a few times when I partied too good at football games and was telling everyone around what a wonderful wife I have. Nobody really got mad at me, though - well, except for Marge after the game when one of us got lost going to the car. She claims it had to do with the tailgate party and the jello shooters and the beers at the game.

But I can also be loyal and loving. Just not perfect.

Also, I learned from my failed marriages (21 years and 1 year) that communication is good; and I also can see the difference when the person you're with complements your heart and soul.

And, like when I've been out at karaoke, and Marge was working, I've also learned that it establishes who I am and what kind of friendships I can be in, by talking about her. It's quite true what I have to say, but it also makes a statement, I think.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 04:00 PM

Kel, thanks. About the toilet seat, Marge has explained really kindly to me what would happen if she were to go in there in the dark and plop down on the porcelain! Since she works the night shift 7pm to 7am, she keeps it pretty dark in our bedroom.

And so I've developed the habit. And there are things that I like for her to do that she has learned to do, so it's a two-way street.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 04:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
... I RESEMBLE ... , er, I mean RESENT those remarks. ....

My Dad always used to say that smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 05:09 PM

I invited Marge to sit down and read this thread from page 4 onward - where we went from candy bars to the book we had read to what is important in life. Several times she laughed out loud - literally. Especially at one post, which she read to me (where I was explaining about the excitement).

She said to me, "I can see that they are good for you!"

I asked, "Then will you be registering to post?"

She answered, "No, not right now, but you can tell them what I said - that they're good for you."

I responded, "Well, good. You didn't say never."

Now, back to the important things in life. Friends are important. I feel like I have some here. People whom you enjoy being with are friends, I think.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 07:36 PM

Friends are definitely at the top of the important list. I too feel like I have some here,even without knowing you I feel like i know you and I enjoy your company, ya know? LOL What a great bunch! I know I'd hate to see anything bad happen to any of you.
I think True friends are there for the long haul, through good times and bad. And you can laugh,cry and argue and fight with each other and they still have your back.
And Carl, you are good for us too.You can be serious, funny, witty or profound. You keep us on our toes and I have to say sometimes you really give me things to think about. Thanks for being you and thank Marge for sharing your company smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:04 PM

Thanks. It's nice to be appreciated. Most of my life I felt like I shouldn't say that. And now that I am less afraid to show who I am, because I genuinely like me (and can forgive earlier shortcomings), and receive good love from Marge, I can accept compliments.

I truly think Marge was pleased that I'm having a good time.

A nurse friend of hers always pulls my head down to her bosom when we hug. I probably can't use the word she uses for the "love" she's giving me. Marge just laughs.

We trust each other.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:29 PM

Trust is very important, I think. smile
Posted by: BLR

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 08:42 PM

OK we gotto figure a way to have the question of the day on the posts - any suggestions - what is the question of the day????
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:02 PM

Could you run that by me again, please? Perhaps I'm mentally challenged tonight. Do you want the topic to reflect the question of the day? Are you asking someone to suggest a question of the day?

How are YOU doing, Barbara?
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:05 PM

the ? seems to still be on....

WHAT ELSE IS IMPORTANT TO GUYS????

i couldn't find any other QUESTION posted since that one. but i could have read over it if it was changed. i was trying to figure it out too. lol
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:06 PM

I'm pretty sure the question of the day is still "What do you feel are the most important things in life?"
Unless the question changed..but it's not midnight yet..here at my house anyway LOL
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:07 PM

Oh..is it what else is important to guys? I'm CONFUSED!!!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:09 PM

Midnight in North Florida.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Question of the day! - 01/02/09 09:36 PM

9:35 here in SoCal. smile

If anyone is in Florida I suppose they can ask the next...Question of the Day

Go ahead Carl, I know youre dying to do it! :P
Posted by: BLR

What is the new question - 01/02/09 10:13 PM

OK I got it - you can change the subject - but it still stays the same thread - see that it says "what is the new question"
Well who ever asks the new question can change the subject.
Posted by: BLR

Re: What is the new question - 01/02/09 10:15 PM

Carl - if you want to do the next question - just click on Reply and you can add a post but you can also change the subject. It does not change it on the "recent post" list but it does change it within the thread.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:25 PM

I've been reading more of The Shack . I think my vision of God would be different, but so far, it is enthralling.

Who was your first "crush" (heart-throb). What can you remember? How about the clothes and styles and fads of that time?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:28 PM

Thanks for being patient with me, Barbara. I finally got it.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:29 PM

I was 13 and there was an older "man" 16 who lived down the street from us. He was always very nice to me but he just didn't see me the same way I saw him. dud wonder why
Posted by: BLR

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:33 PM

Wow - styles at that time - poodle skirts - full skirts with lots of petticoats. Boy am I giving my age away.

Saddle shoes with white socks folded down.

Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:36 PM

Smiling.

Goodness, I guess I was precocious. I can remember liking a girl in one of the towns where I went to the first grade. This was in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and the girl's Mom would give me a ride home in her jeep. I thought that was way cool. Snow was pretty deep, and a ride was nicer, and besides I think she was kind of cute.

Gotta trip in the A.M., taking our trailer to pick up by MIL's furniture from the Tampa area. MIL has just started living with us, while she recuperates from a broken femur, followed by a broken collarbone. So I may not be back on the board until Tuesday.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:38 PM

Your talking about poodle skirts reminds me of the styles when I was in high school. I wish I could hang around, but I'll catch up later.
Posted by: ZorkZork69

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: BLR
Wow - styles at that time - poodle skirts - full skirts with lots of petticoats. Boy am I giving my age away.

Saddle shoes with white socks folded down.


It's okay... No one reallly cares about age here.
Mine was actually back in the 6th grade. There was this fourth grder who weent to the same afterschool care as me. Amd we kissed. I tohught she was a witch for some strange reason. O well. As for fads of clothing I'm pretty sure it isn't that different from today as it has been 5 years later.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 10:58 PM

I think my very first crush was when I was very young...around 6 years old or so. I am pretty sure he was near around the same age as me. His name was Jason and he lived on the other side of my block. He used to come visit me...his mom and mine were friends ....and we would skate and ride bikes together. He would pull me in a wagon too..hehe. We would climb the fig tree out in my front yard. One time my dress got caught on a branch when I was coming down. I was embarassed cuz my panties were showing. He was nice to get me unhooked and not laugh.

Another crush I had was when we moved away from that home when my mom remarried. It was on a guy who lived up the street from me when I was about 10 years old. His name was Michael Jackson...no not that one. This Michael Jackson was white, blonde haired and blue eyed and very tall. I think he was 2 years older than me. He was adorable, sweet and kind.
I remember sharing an akward kiss with Michael...lol.
Ahh, memories
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/02/09 11:57 PM

wow, I can remember liking a boy who was about four years older then me.we didn't date until I was out of high school.I would hang out at the spot where the older kids were just to be around him, so he could walk me home and kiss me good night.after finishing my education I married someone else.girls were wearing skirts,dresses,clothes to show of their figures.our generation was more respectful then most teens today and i'm not knocking them.that's between them and their parents.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 06:02 AM

I can remember a guy in the 2nd grade who was hanging out under the monkey bars so he could look up the girls' dresses. I took issue with that.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 06:44 AM

Good morning all.
My first crush was an adorable blond-haired boy named Bobby. All the girls adored him because he has perfect hair. You know, the dip over his forehead. My biggest thrill came when he walked up to me and asked me if i wanted to "make-out". ARE YOU KIDDIING ME??? Would I ever!!! We kissed behind the bushes at the elementary school. End of story. Don't ask me how, but my parents found our and freaked. No more Bobby. OH well, I will always have memories of my first kiss. I was 10.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 06:56 AM

My MIL had a bad night, and her digestive system is in turmoil, so we're putting off the moving trip for a while.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 07:32 AM

I hope she feels better. Watch what she eats.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 12:12 PM

i remember this boy in my 5th grade class. he was so nice and cute. light brown hair, light skin, about 3 inches or so taller than me. i sat near him in the classroom. i remember his name, but not how to spell it. lol.
i liked him so much that i was one to show my affection is mean/funny ways. altho, i do not remember actually letting him know i DID like him. i once told him to get out of his chair. i told him to turn around so he was facing the opposite way. i then proceeded to pull his chair away from his desk. (i am sure u can see where this is going...lol) i then told him to stay facing the other way and to sit down. he did sit and fell straight to the floor. i got in trouble of course, had to write sentences. LOL. crazy
of course now i feel bad that i did that. hehe.

the clothing was LA Gear high top shoes with bright colored shoe laces. wearing with double socks that were different colors. but matched what u were wearing. jeans, faded or levi's 501's. big bangs. teased hair. and rock band t-shirts. man i miss the 80's....
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 12:46 PM

The 80's????? I was busy raising 3 young kids, I can't even remember the 80's. LOL
Posted by: Carl

Re: 1st Crush *or* NY Resolutions - 01/03/09 01:39 PM

Looks like we're not getting too many people interested in talking about their first crush.

How about what we'd like to do with the idea of new year's resolutions - or just thoughts about resolutions in general?
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: 1st Crush *or* NY Resolutions - 01/03/09 03:18 PM

So its now..Question of the Day.. unless not many respond so.. here is another question?....!! LOL!

Be patient, dear Carl.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Who was your 1st crush? - 01/03/09 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
The 80's????? I was busy raising 3 young kids, I can't even remember the 80's. LOL
Oh my gosh --- LOL for real! -----if you substitute the word "Beatles" for Luv my bird's "80's," you'll have the exact response my mother gave me when I once asked, "How was it when the Beatles came to the states in 1964? Huh? Wasn't it exciting? What'd ya think?" laugh
Posted by: Carl

Re: 1st Crush *or* NY Resolutions - 01/03/09 04:14 PM

Yes, dear.

When I arrived at the little consolidated school where my Mother and aunts and uncles had gone, and my grandmother whom I would be living with until the end of the 9th grade, I was in the latter part of my 4th grade.

There was a blonde-haired girl named Olivia, 2 grades behind me. She decided she liked me, but of course I was more interested in the girls in the same grade.

But by my 8th grade, we both had crushes on each other, as I gradually understood that the girls in my grade were looking for older guys. There were still the parties, you know where the games call for you to go walking with a partner. And even if the 8th grade girl may be "going with" a 9th or 10th grader, you could still kiss, especially if you didn't tell.

By my 9th grade, Olivia would have been my steady except we weren't really dating. Going to basketball games in the bus was always quite fun, though - except when the bus driver was mean enough to turn on the lights.

In the 10th grade, I moved to Atlanta and finished school there, and then went to college, so Olivia and I went separate ways.

We were at that era when things were pretty innocent. The book Peyton Place had us whispering.

The duck tails were in, and Elvis was becoming King, and some guys wore the white Pat Boone suede shoes. And the '57 chevy was hot.

The next few years, in Atlanta, guys wore their collars up to signify going steady, and their was for a while a colorful kind of fitted leg kind of slacks that the guys were wearing. And the flap over a pocket was also worn up to signify you were "taken." And the girls wore a circular pin, that had a meaning (kind of).

Almost forgot, there were "short" shorts.

And guys were peroxiding their hair. I did all of it one time; then just part of it the next. I had a flat top, with a ducktail on the back.

The bop, the twist, and the stroll were big. "To Know Him is to Love Him was big."
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: 1st Crush *or* NY Resolutions - 01/03/09 08:02 PM

OMG, Written by PHil Spector, and sung by the Teddy Bears.
There was a Doo Wop show on public tv the other day. THAT was music.


Posted by: Toastys MaMa

~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 09:17 AM

New question for Sunday, Jan 4,, 2009


If you saw your good friends hubby or wife/girlfriend, boyfriend cheating on your good friend (something very obvious like sharing a passionate kiss or inappropriate touching or worse) would you let your friend know??

I for one would let the cheater know I saw them.
I would walk by and say...oh Hi, so and so, where is so and so..your WIFE/HUSBAND!? Tell him/her I said hello.
Then I would walk away.


I would let a day or two go by to see if he or she would then go to their wife/hubby first to admit to what they had been doing behind their mates back. If they are smart they would admit it to them before it comes from someone else. JMO


If they don't then I would have tell my friend what I saw. I would want to know if the situation was reversed. Even though it would hurt I think its best to find out sooner than later.
Posted by: Carl

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 09:29 AM

I don't think I could improve on that plan of action! You are a good friend.
Posted by: BLR

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:13 PM

I like the first part of the plan - but not the second. If I knew that a spouse was cheating I would let the cheating spouse know that I knew.

I would not however say anything to the cheated upon spouse unless I had dates, times and pictures. It then becomes your word against the spouses word. Besides the fact that in most cases the cheated upon spouse (believe it or not) at some level knows.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:16 PM

lol...thats a good point..the picture thing.

I am gonna carry a camera in my purse from now on....cheaters beware!! LOL!

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:24 PM

I would let the cheater know that I knew, but I wouldn't say a word to the partner/spouse. Oh, I'd feel sorry for her/him, but in the end it's better for our relationship, as friends that they're not told. Even if you had solid proof, I still think it would hurt the friendship. I think there would be a degree of embarrassment and humiliation involved, knowing that I knew that there was cheating going on. Am I chear? I feel like I'm rambling.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:28 PM

Yeah, I get you.
I know that if I was being cheated on I would want to know. I would hope my friend to tell me.
I know it would be painful for my friend to tell me and I would be hurt deeply, by the cheating but I would want to know.
I dont think the relationship with my friend would be hurt. I know my friends have my best interest at heart

Finding out lets the couple work on the problems on what led to the cheater cheating and the reasons why. They could then work on their marriage and decide what would be the next step. Could go bad, could go good.

I would want to know.
Posted by: BLR

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:53 PM

Having been there - Unless the friend can provide details so that the cheating spouse can't just say "no that isn't so" it makes for a really dificult situation.

Whats really funny - you want to know - but it is even more painful when you are in a situation where your cheating spouse doesn't even have the consideration to be discreate.

I agree with the part about being able to work on the marriage. The funny thing is - once a indescretion is admitted and brought to light - things are never the same again.

They can be good in a different way - but they are never the same.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 01:56 PM

I would handle it just like you said iLuvNature. In my opinion a true friend would never keep something like that to him or herself no matter how much it might hurt. It would hurt even more if you found out down the road that your friend knew and DIDN"T tell you!
So yeah,I'd give the rotten cheater a chance to come clean themselves(I'd probably give them 24 hrs tops!) and if they didn't then I would definitely let my friend know.
And I know my friends and they would def do the same for me.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 02:03 PM

Quote:
The funny thing is - once a indescretion is admitted and brought to light - things are never the same again.

They can be good in a different way - but they are never the same.


Having been there...being cheated on..I totally agree but it isnt funny. Things will never be the same again...even if they stay together and continue to work on thier marriage. Thats what marriage is ..work. Trust broken is hard to regain. It can be done but boy is it hard work to regain that trust. It definatly leaves a huge scar on the heart of the one who was cheated on.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 02:09 PM

Originally Posted By: kksuns
I would handle it just like you said iLuvNature. In my opinion a true friend would never keep something like that to him or herself no matter how much it might hurt. It would hurt even more if you found out down the road that your friend knew and DIDN"T tell you!
So yeah,I'd give the rotten cheater a chance to come clean themselves(I'd probably give them 24 hrs tops!) and if they didn't then I would definitely let my friend know.
And I know my friends and they would def do the same for me.


smile We think alike.
I would feel so horrible if I found something like that out and didnt tell my friend and then she/he found out about it and also the fact that I also knew...OOoo now THAT would definatly hurt on the friendship!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 02:10 PM

Hmmmmm... I don't think I'd tell the cheater's spouse if all I saw was kissing (even passionate kissing), because maybe the person just had a momentary lapse of judgement, smooched the other person, then pulled back & snapped out of it & felt crummy & will never do it again! I would say something to the Guilty Smoocher, along the lines of "Hey-hey-hey -- what the heck are you doing?" but I would not tell Guilty Smoocher's spouse.

Now, in the case of inappropriate touching or, er, heading on into the No-Tell Motel, then I agree with those of you who said you'd confront the cheater & give then 24 hours to tell the spouse (or else I will).

I am not advocating random make-out sessions for married people -- lol -- I'm just not ready to scream "adultery!" about one kiss... It could be just one of those good-bye pecks that the other person suddenly turned into, er, smooch-fest!
Posted by: BLR

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 02:24 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature

Having been there...being cheated on..I totally agree but it isnt funny. Things will never be the same again...even if they stay together and continue to work on thier marriage. Thats what marriage is ..work. Trust broken is hard to regain. It can be done but boy is it hard work to regain that trust. It definatly leaves a huge scar on the heart of the one who was cheated on.


Bad choice of words - I didn't mean funny "ha ha" I meant funny "ironic"
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 02:56 PM

lol...gotcha!

Kinda like that song by Alanis Morrisette..."Isnt it Ironic"..

Its like rain, on your wedding day...a free ride, when ya already paid..its some good advice, thatcha just didnt take...and who would have thought...it figures!!

Love that song laugh
Posted by: Carl

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 03:36 PM

Regarding things never being the same again, I agree. And not just the one who has been cheated on. The cheater changes - from the very first occasion.

A long time ago, there was a series by John D. MacDonald about a character named Travis McGee. McGee fell in love quite often, but one woman at a time, according to the story line. But in one novel, circumstances caused the woman in his life at that time to feel that the trust had been broken.

Travis was heartbroken, but he discovered that even though things were nominally "worked out," the trust would never be the same again.

I discovered that for myself after the breakup of my first marriage, and I was heartbroken for a long time. Years. And I still have some sorrow, and that was in 1985.

Thankfully, though, I became a better person. And my ex became happier, also. And, at the right time, I met the woman who is everything to me.

Not only would I not want to damage my own heart, or cheapen our relationship, or abuse our trust, or hurt Marge, the simple fact of the matter is that Marge keeps me so happy that I would not want to even appear to be thinking of being unfaithful.

I am a lucky man.
Posted by: BLR

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 04:41 PM

Carl - it sounds like we grew up together in different states.
Posted by: PDM

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 04:46 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
If you saw your good friends hubby or wife/girlfriend, boyfriend cheating on your good friend (something very obvious like sharing a passionate kiss or inappropriate touching or worse) would you let your friend know??...

This kind of happened to me ~ twice.

I didn't tell the spouse / girlfriend, but the cheat knew that I knew and that I could tell if I wanted, so I hoped that they would do the right thing.

Posted by: big bad momma

Re: ~Catching a cheater in the act~ - 01/04/09 09:38 PM

I've been in a situation like that. a very close friend of mine husband was cheating on her and I over heard them talking making plans.he had the nerve to tell me to keep quiet and I told that it was non of my business and everything gets reveal at some point.a couple of years later she found out on her own.they broke up for a while and then got back together.they have been sweetheart since grade school.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Need a new Question for Monday - 01/05/09 07:27 AM

We need a new Question for today, Monday!

Who has a good one?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 07:57 AM

For Monday, January 5, 2009:

What should a visitor to your area experience? It may be something that you haven't even done or seen or gone to, yet.

And it may be something that is not well known or even publicized.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 08:07 AM

OMG!!! There is so much history in Philadelphia, I don't know where to begin.
The Liberty Bell
Betsy Ross House
The PHiladelphia Academy of Fine Arts
The Philadelphia Zoo
The Academy of Music
The Art Museum
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Malls, Malls, Malls
Fabululous restaurants
We're close to Atlantic City, New York and Baltimore
Great stadiums for sports events and concerts
I could go on and on.
You should visit the City of Brotherly Love
Oh, and most importantly, I'M THERE.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 08:17 AM

We're 50 miles away from the beach - St. Augustine or Flagler, and St. Augustine is fun to visit.

There's Gainesville, about 40 miles away, and basketball games at the University of Florida campus.

On the way to Gainesville, there is a butterfly aviary. I haven't been there yet, but plan to take our grandson.

The town closest to us, Palatka, has the St. Johns River running through it, and there are a number of good restaurants.

Silver Springs is about an hour's drive, and the glass bottom boats allow you to see through the very clear water some very interesting views.

But there's really no place like home.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 08:20 AM

Chuckle. Lady Di, I quite agree. Philadelphia would not be the same without you.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 09:02 AM

Hmmm...not much to do in the high desert but one thing I love doing is to go walking thru the Joshua Tree forest...or that is what I call it anyway...lol!

Here up in the high desert, Palmdale to be exact..we have a lot of Joshua trees thruout but there are a few areas where it is just tons and tons, masses and masses of them all together...the desert being still very much undisturbed and not developed in these areas.
To me it is very beautiful especially when the trees are abloom with their large flowers. I love these trees because each one is so different, two never the same. Each has their own wonderful shape.

Often you can see gorgeous Ravens atop these trees as well as various other birds. I also like to watch the cute little lizards run up and down the trunks.

The Joshua trees were especially beautiful just a few weeks ago when we got over 9 inches of snow...a rarity here up in the high desert(24 years since this much snow). We might get a dusting of snow once a year during the winter. Well, a few weeks ago because of that rare load of snow the Joshua trees got covered in beautiful, white glistening snow and were so very beautiful to look at. Walking thru the snow covered "Joshua tree forest" was such a pretty little adventure.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 09:56 AM

Very interesting. In San Diego, I lived in a place called Lomita Village and worked in El Cajon. (a couple of times, during my first marriage). We could drive to the mountains, or to the desert, within 30 minutes to an hour.

But I've never really been to the desert (except for the parts that the interstates and other roads go through, which I don't think qualify as desert).
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 10:29 AM

Wow, I've lived such a sheltered life. I've went to South Beach, Florida for 3 days. My California trip, 17 years ago was with the kids and not that pleasant. There's so much of the United States I've yet to see. I hope it's not too late.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 12:10 PM

Never too late.

Marge had planned to take some short-term traveler nursing contracts after this Spring - when she can work without the federal government penalizing her social security retirement income. That way we could visit my kids in California, go up to Oregon and Washington, go to Alaska, to Hawaiia.

But hospitals are tightening up on taking traveler nurses now, with the economy plummeting. Also, Marge's Mom is living with us now, and is recuperating from some medical problems. So major traveling is just not in the picture.

I'd like to see Philadelphia.

When Marge travel-nursed in Rochester, NH, in Fall, 2002 (our apartment was in Dover), we took the train to Boston, and had a great time seeing the sights.

And when we'd travel to Portland, Maine, to see our grandkids, we'd explore - seeing covered bridges, lighthouses, tall ship festivals, apple festivals, and looking for Americana (the room that MIL is now in we called the Americana room, but all of it has come down now, and Mom's stuff will be going up).

And when the snow came, her contract was up, and we got to go to San Diego. Marge grew up in upstate New York, and does not want to live in snow ever again.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 12:33 PM

When you're ready to come to Philly, Mike and I will be here with open arms for you and Marge.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 12:37 PM

Thanks. My step-son, Patrick, was in town during the Series.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 01:15 PM

I love Pennsylvania Dutch country --- which really should be "Deutch" (sp?) since the Amish & Mennonites were from Germany, not Holland ----- fun fact to know and tell! lol There are a lot of Amish in Indiana, too, and it's less touristy than Scranton, PA area (but much smaller)...

And so let us consider Chicago: We shall take credit for the next president of the U.S. (even though Obama didn't grow up here), but we will hang our heads in shame about our governor Blagojevich... Well I guess he's just the last in a long, long line of corrupt Illinois politicians!

But seriously there are lots of cool things to do in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln's house in Springfield, the Art Institute in Chicago, lots of playhouses, the lakefront, neat old remains of canal systems (people pulled horses who pulled boats), fabulous blues music... I'll have to think more...

I'm from near Boston, MA originally, so I could ramble on for hours about all the excellent historic sites there (and, of course, the chowdah)!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 01:50 PM

I also know that you have good restaurants.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 02:33 PM

There's a mighty good Irish bar in the Chicago airport.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 03:28 PM

The English Midlands is the birthplace of the Industrial revolution ~ and of William Shakespeare. Birmingham, Britain's second city, is at the heart of the area. Stratford-upon-Avon, home of the bard, is not far away. Warwick Castle is fairly close, too.

There are castles, manor houses, moated buildings, timber framed cottages ~ and industry and commerce ~ often side-by-side with areas of ordinary housing.

Birmingham & its environs has more history than even most of its inhabitants know about. The Lunar Society, with members such as Joseph Priestley, James Watt & Matthew Boulton, was based there and attracted 'guests' and friends, such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

Birmingham is (or was) the home of Cadburys Chocolate, Austin cars, HP sauce.

So many firsts; so many famous people! The first British car ~ by Lanchester. Tolkien's home ~ Sarehole. Chance's glass made for lighthouses all over the world.

Almost everywhere I go & everything I read seems to have references or links to Birmingham and / or the Midlands.

Visitors are usually pleasantly surprised. Bournville (home of Cadbury's chocolate) is particulatly attractive.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 03:35 PM

That has got to be my husband's fantasy, driving an Austin Martin, eating a Cadbury bar. LOL
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 05:38 PM

Thanks, everyone who has participated so far. I always love hearing about the wonders of the places we live in. And so many times when visitors come, we tell them of places that we have not even gone ourselves!

Also, as a friend on another board (who is also from Florida) has noted, there are places that are not really known by the "public," but are famous with locals. Many times they are not publicized so as to keep them local in flavor.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/05/09 09:02 PM

Well I am in Oklahoma - we have just about the same thing here as Kansas has. Wind. We do have beautiful lakes in NE Oklahoma. Home of Will Rogers and the Will Rogers Musieum, home of the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and of course there is Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

At the present time we don't have corrupt politicians!
That is non that are enjoying publicity.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Your area's attractions? - 01/06/09 06:37 AM

When Marge and I visited family who were working in OKC, we went to the Cowboy Hall of Fame. We also went to the Oklahoma City Memorial.

http://carlwila.ehost.com/id10.html

I think we may have been through the home town of Garth Brooks, also.

Barbara, your post was at 12:02 A.M. my time. Do you have a new question?

Anyone else?

This has been a good thread, I*Luv*Nature.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 06:49 AM

Today is Tuesday the 6th of January!


If you could be any kind of animal which would you be and why?

I think I would love to be a dolphin! I have always loved dolphins, they are so beautiful, fast and intelligent. Also, I love to swim and I would love to swim and play in the ocean all day!
Posted by: Carl

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 07:28 AM

So many choices. Can I go with a selection and change my mind later?

I've always been fascinated by the antics of chipmunks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chipmunk

and prairie dogs.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_dog

Probably someone will say, "You RAT, you!" And I am not terribly fond of rats and mice either. But maybe rodents get a bad reputation undeservedly. After all, there's a song about a revival started in Mississippi by a squirrel.

Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 09:50 AM

Oh please look at this forum Cat or Budgie esp if Helwa owns me , that is the life, "yes mommma you sleep on the couch why I just neeeeed the bed."
Posted by: Carl

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 10:19 AM

Not to disrespect Helwa, but I think ALL the mommies and daddies of keets (or other animals) on this board are the best - from their keets' (or other animals') perspectives. And a special hug to those whose keet (or other animal) has died.
Posted by: PDM

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 10:23 AM

If I could be any kind of animal, I'd still choose the human animal.
Posted by: BLR

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 10:34 AM

without question - Cat - domestic cat - of course like all cats I would find the owner that I wanted.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 11:21 AM

A parakeet.
Posted by: Carl

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 12:36 PM

No fair, PDM. While technically correct, it is not in what I regard as the spirit of the question. Yes, humans are animals - some more than others, right, Jan? - but what animal other than human would you choose if you had to choose?

I still haven't completely decided. Hummingbirds are so colorful and zip here and there and cheer people up. And so do butterflies. And lightning bugs (fireflies) add a zesty gestalt to the night.

I suspect that I would be a bear, however, as I think that is my nature. I love my honey. And I am protective of her.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 12:39 PM

Carl at one of my first jobs, we had chipmunks, an old female raccoon some deer and I would go out back and feed them but I spoiled the chipmunks cos they were the cutest things ever, I would take handfuls of walnuts and trail mix from the buffet and put it outside their little home in the ground.
Posted by: Carl

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 01:00 PM

One place I lived as a young boy, in Oregon (I think in a place called Springfield, or maybe Pearson...but I think that was in Indiana), we were in a trailer park out in the woods. I'm ashamed to say that I trapped a chipmunk, and kept it while we stayed there. It wasn't long, though. In those days we moved quite often. And I let the little fellow go. But I loved him/her.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 01:14 PM

My deck faces the woods and I'm always bird and squirrel watching. The squirrels are so darn cute. Every morning, one little one comes onto my deck, patiently waiting for me to throw some bread to him. I swear it's the same one coming everyday. Everyday, by 9am, he's there. It's so cute watching him eat the bread with his little hands. Ok, I've officially lost it.
Posted by: Carl

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 03:17 PM

Who wouldn't eat your food, Lady Di?
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/06/09 05:57 PM

my choice of animal is shed ling pony.I think they are so beautiful with their long main and tail.the ones i've seen were loving and playful and obedient.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/08/09 03:25 PM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
My deck faces the woods and I'm always bird and squirrel watching. The squirrels are so darn cute. Every morning, one little one comes onto my deck, patiently waiting for me to throw some bread to him. I swear it's the same one coming everyday. Everyday, by 9am, he's there. It's so cute watching him eat the bread with his little hands. Ok, I've officially lost it.


No no.... animals using their claws, paws, flippers, hands like people = super cute every time. blush
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/08/09 05:24 PM

Hey, anyone got a new question for Thursday the 8th of January?
Posted by: PDM

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/08/09 05:29 PM

It's already Friday the 9th where I am.

But here's one:

Why do you think people ~ not all people, of course, but enough to warrant a huge 'market' ~ are so caught up in the 'cult of celebrity'? / How do you feel about 'celebs'?
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/08/09 06:33 PM

I feel sorry for them their lives are so public.when I consule young people,I tell them don't get caught up in all the celeb things like clothing,sneakers and such.the reason being if you were hungry or naked they don't or won't help to cloth or feed you.so many end up drinking of taking drugs due to the pressure and they can't or they are not ready to handle the items that come with being well know.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: If you could be any kind of animal - 01/08/09 07:28 PM

I think it is funny how they are judged.
Britney for instance, the harder they fall the more some people love it, yet they are falling usually from where the same people put them.
She is surrounded by people making money off her and "yes men", who agree with all her ideas. Really it is about the mighty dollar, the drunker Britney gets the better chance she will be caught doing something stupid, the better that she will end up in the press the more publicity good or bad the more money they make. It is a sad circle missing one component , that she is a person, flawed, young, trying to get by in a world of excess and under pressure most kids never deal with.
Yet you still hear kids say they want to be famous, but ask them why? Some don't know. Not all will say for my piano skill or my acting, some just want to be famous and I wonder if they understand what fame is.
Like if you are an amazing tennis player, being recognized publicly for your skill would by a by product=the fame. You don't want fame you want to play tennis, the fame just comes because you excel at it.

As for celebrities that become famous in their adult lives I think it is a different scenario as well, however, so many are still very odd, despite the fact that they should know better.
Posted by: BLR

How do you feel about 'celebs'? - 01/08/09 07:54 PM

Just putting the question on the subject line
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: How do you feel about 'celebs'? - 01/09/09 12:02 AM

question of the day.do you feel that politicians should have limited terms?
Posted by: PDM

Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/09/09 12:40 AM

Yes ~ politicians may change their minds and their ways, as may voters.

Also, politicians who become too comfortable may lose their way, their priorities, their reliability, etc, not to mention their health and memories, etc.

Posted by: big bad momma

Re: How do you feel about 'celebs'? - 01/09/09 11:26 PM

bump
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/09/09 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By: PDM
politicians who become too comfortable may lose their way, their priorities, their reliability, etc, not to mention their health and memories, etc.


I TOTALLY AGREE!!!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 06:26 AM

Yes, I agree. I'm not sure what the limit is (if any) on numbers of terms that U.S. Congressmen can have. My uncle had eight terms, and could have remained longer. He retired because of my aunt's illness.

The U.S. limits presidential terms to two terms of office. And some states do not allow a governor to succeed him- or herself.

U.S. Supreme Court Justices have life-time tenure. Only death or retirement (or impeachment?) can end their terms. In a way that diminshes political lobbying or control, but it is still there in the appointment and confirmation process and in the background.

Sometimes I wonder if you had a computerized lottery which drew names from all the world's population to be the political leaders for a short length of time, would there be any real change for the better? You'd still have the civil servants who really run the show.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 03:09 PM

I didn't mean to be so serious that eveyone stopped talking. Okay, how about this. In order to seriously limit the politicians wanting to stay too long in office, how about it being like it was in the beginning (at least in the U.S. - I think, but I'm not sure) - no pay at all. Just serve and still provide your own income at the same time.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
I didn't mean to be so serious that eveyone stopped talking. Okay, how about this. In order to seriously limit the politicians wanting to stay too long in office, how about it being like it was in the beginning (at least in the U.S. - I think, but I'm not sure) - no pay at all. Just serve and still provide your own income at the same time.


Well here the Prime Minister can stay as long as he gets voted in , limitless really.
But going off Carl's idea, what if they got paid minimum wage for the first year lol, that would def. change things.


Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 05:05 PM

I've seen some politician who remained in office for a long length of time become too powerful for the country's good.they tend to feel everything they do is alright.so many deal are more then likely made.that just my opinion.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 07:34 PM

I think that Tony Blair thought that he was always right.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 07:35 PM

Do we need a new question?
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Should politicians have limited terms? - 01/10/09 07:48 PM

Go for it!
Posted by: BLR

What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/10/09 09:00 PM

My all time movie is "The Sting" - good plot, fantastic actors and I love the closing line re Revenge - "it is never enough, but it was real close"
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/10/09 10:12 PM

I have so many movies that are at the top of my list.ghost,e.t.,the sting,godfather,Casablanca,gladiator,I could go on but i'm stop
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/11/09 05:22 PM

good ?... i am with Big Bad Momma.. i have so many favorites.

Bruce Almighty, Patch Adams, Liar Liar, The Green Mile, 50 First Dates, etc...

I do LOVE comedies the most! The Medicine of Life... LAUGHTER!!!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/12/09 07:00 AM

I have always loved E.T. smile



Today is Monday the 12th of Janurary....time for a new question!
I cant think of one right now..lol!
Next poster??
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/12/09 07:48 AM

I didn't answer the last question. Funny I just mentioned my all time fav movie in a different thread tho. My all time fav is Bonnie and Clyde.Although I too have lots of favs
New ques? Can't think of one right now LOL
Posted by: mittu

Re: What is your all time favorite movie - why? - 01/12/09 10:53 AM

Ok I got one for you guys!!!

Are you the type who will preach something to someone but won't follow it yourself??

ie: "it's Sunday you should be at the church!!" but you are sitting in your house on the sofa in front of the tv waiting for a football match to start or something...
Posted by: BLR

Do you practice what you preach - 01/12/09 12:01 PM

Originally Posted By: mittu
Ok I got one for you guys!!!

Are you the type who will preach something to someone but won't follow it yourself??

ie: "it's Sunday you should be at the church!!" but you are sitting in your house on the sofa in front of the tv waiting for a football match to start or something...

I used to be more that way - I did not practice what I preached. But I found that I had enough trouble running my own life without trying to run others.
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Do you practice what you preach - 01/12/09 01:55 PM

if I don't live it I don't advise it.similar to the above,i'm too busy trying to take care of my own affairs to be nosey and get into others affairs.if someone asks me my advise I tell them the truth as I see it.also that what i'm saying is the way i'd handle the situation..
Posted by: BLR

Re: Do you practice what you preach - 01/12/09 01:57 PM

yeah me too BBM - if someone ask my "advice" I always start out "if it were me"
Posted by: mittu

Re: Do you practice what you preach - 01/12/09 07:03 PM

how smart to phrase it like that, but also when you are saying it, your brain actually puts you in that situation, so of course the most logical answer which you truly practice will come out!!!

I Applaud you BLR for admitting your mistakes, cuz usually people who do that don't admit they are doing it.

and I agree with both of you BBM and BLR that our lives, with our family and pets is too bz to care and preach to others
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

its Wednesday! - 01/14/09 10:37 AM

Oh my goodness, is it already Wednesday!! ??

That is NOT the new question of the day...lol!


Who has a good one? The only one I can think of is dorky..lol.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 10:40 AM

Oh I got one.....WHERE IN THE WORLD COULD CARL BE AND WHAT DO YOU THINK HE IS DOING?!


:P

Lets imagine!
Posted by: BLR

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 11:37 AM

I think he is on a tropical island drinking drinks with little umberllas in it.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 12:56 PM

I think he is at a football game, drinking drinks with little umbrellas! lol smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 12:58 PM

I KNOW WHERE HE IS. HEHEHEHE
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 01:30 PM

Hmm why dont you share it with us then...or is it top secret?!!



I however, think he is at home putting the toilet seat down and then planning a romantic dinner and after dinner dessert that will have Marge on the verge of quivering..hehe!
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 01:37 PM

he is secretly getting on here and reading these and laughing...

hahaha!!!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 01:57 PM

Ah SweetNess. Who knows what lurks in the shadows, sneaking behind the bushes?
Where oh where can Carl be?
Personally, I think he's definitely drinking a Margarita with Marge and laughing at this post wondering what creative answers we'll come up with.

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 02:16 PM

Hahahahahaha... Or: he has accidentally spilled a Corona/Margarita/Umbrella Drink onto his computer, and is busy drying it off...
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 02:25 PM

Yep, I got so upset over war and talking about war (and the atrocities that people do that are not called war) and religious argument (and the intellectual discussions which claim not to be that), that I decided that Marge and I could see if we could add to our repertoire. We can!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 02:34 PM

I told you that the nice people would miss us.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 04:05 PM

There are nice people here!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 04:28 PM

Claro que si!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 04:45 PM

Of course. Es verdad! Simpatico y inteligente.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 04:55 PM

Y muy bonita tambien. My spanish is very poor.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 04:59 PM

Si, bonita y linda.

Dance well, too?
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 05:04 PM

My Spanish is not too good either, but practice makes better, right?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 05:31 PM

You're quite the charmer.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 05:36 PM

Who wants to dance? *boogie boogie, shake shake*


LOL!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 05:40 PM

On the Superstars of Dance, there have been some shaking the bells and twirling the veils.
Posted by: big bad momma

Re: Carl, where are U and what are you doing?! - 01/14/09 10:13 PM

he's the owner of a maj. football team,holding a trailer park party;before a big game and heading for the owners box to watch the game.
Posted by: BLR

Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/14/09 10:46 PM

New question:
Do you file your taxes right away or wait til 4/15

I always wait until 4/15 and filing electronicaly make that even easier.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 01:28 AM

My husband does my tax return.
He's an accountant.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 05:50 AM

We file as soon as we can because we get a refund..but if we had to pay in I would probably wait til the last minute to file LOL
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 07:00 AM

My husband waits till the last possible second, he's also an accountant and refuses to part with our money until he absolutely has to.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 07:52 AM

We usually get money back, but since I always procrastinate on entering deductible expenses and financial records into a spread sheet, it's usually later in the season that I file. Lately, however I've noticed that even with medical expenses quite high and the usual home deductions (taxes, interest and the like), it's harder for the average (or poorer) person to get an advantage from itemizing. So last year I just took the standard deductions and filed earlier.

This year I'll file as soon as Marge gets her W2 (statement of earnings and withholdings). I also file electronically and usually get the refund deposited to our checking account within ten to fourteen days.

Marge surprised me at Christmas. We had agreed to NOT get gifts for each other - other than stocking stuffer things. But she got me the flip camera that I wanted (and used to make videos of her Christmas decorations). So, I had kind of planned on using the income tax refund this year to get her Wii that she wants (with the fitness, the guitar hero, and the mario racing).

But we received a windfall of $300+ yesterday - an overage on our mortgage escrow account, so guess what we're getting?

So the refund can go toward lumber and materials for the pergola Marge wants over the front deck.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:05 AM

We usually do our taxes at the end of February or mid March.

We also file electronically and have the refund deposited straight into our bank account. Makes for an easy and quick refund.
Posted by: Amaggiepie

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:05 AM

I will be filing right away with direct deposit. I usually get a refund, and this year I really need it. I need to pay off some debt.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:13 AM

Yay! Marge is getting her Wii! She'll love it..guess we won't have to ask what Marge is up to once she gets it huh? LOL Have fun with it you two :)You'll have to let us know how the bowling and BOXING competitions go Carl. hahaha
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:17 AM

I read what you said about your credit card debt, Maggie (and what you owe your relative). Marge and I are just on debit card now, and it gets scary sometimes. When we got our manufactured home put on our property (and were near the end of our rope), we needed $1200 short-term to be sure we had the closing costs at the right time. Marge's RICH brother and SIL, when we approached them for a short-term loan, asked what our collateral would be and what the repayment plan would be. But my uncle, wrote the check, and told us to consider it a housewarming gift!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:19 AM

Kel, I've done the bowling - on the Wii of one of her sons from the Tampa area. But no way am I going to give Marge an excuse to be boxing me about the ears!
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 08:38 AM

By the way, I'm hooking up our utility trailer today. Tomorrow we are driving to the Tampa area to get Marge's Mom's furniture. She's staying with us now. We may not get back until Sunday (and possibly Monday). I thought I'd better say so y'all don't think I'm angry or been waylaid.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 09:45 AM

Have a safe trip :)Hey, we only worry 'cause we care!
As for the boxing...C'mon be a sport!Are you saying you're scared of a girl!? Double dare ya hehe And I'm sure we would ALL love to see it on video! LMBO
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 09:53 AM

Scared? You bet!
Posted by: Amaggiepie

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 10:02 AM

Carl, that was so nice of your uncle! My Uncle loans money to almost everyone in the family. When he was in his twenties, he somehow inherited a small oil well, or something like that. Anyway, a few years later, he almost lost it, and he prayed to God that if he would let him keep the oil well, he would use the income to help God's people. By some miracle, he was able to keep it, and since then, he has put all fo the money he gets from it into the "family fund." He loans or gives money to people in tha family when they need it. He pays my grandmothers health ins. every month, etc. He loaned me $2,000.00 to buy and fix up a car, and asked me to pay him back $1,000.00. He also loaned me $1500.00 for my apartment, so that I could put down the security deposit and first months rent, and buy some furniture. He doesnt charge me any interest, and if I cant pay every month, he is okay with that.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 10:09 AM

I have always thought that if I/we won the lotto, I'd like to do that - have a fund for scholarships, "loans," and financing of family needs.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 03:57 PM

we usually do our taxes right after we get our papers. then get the money right away too. BUT now they have changed to law to NOT let military get money next day, thru H&R Block at least. but that is better i think, so we get more money back. i'll take more money a few days later, rather than less money the next day.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/15/09 07:36 PM

Yes, I agree. I regard that kind of thing - where you get your money right now - as kind of like the "loan" on your check, or on the title of your car, or pawning your watch. Sure, you get money right now, but they get their profit and then some.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/18/09 03:51 PM

Well, we got back a little while ago. Tired.

No new question?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Do you file tax right away or wait til 4/15 - 01/18/09 04:12 PM

Welcome back, good to see you. Some things never change around here. LOL
Posted by: BLR

Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 06:44 PM

I am right handed - quite ambidextrous

Really left brained.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 07:19 PM

I am right-handed, not very ambidextrous, short stubby fingers and was hard to play piano, but fairly sensitive in the pads of my fingers.

I don't know which is which, on the left brain, right brain, but on college boards, and SATs, and the like I was almost as high in sci/math as in verbal. But definitely better in verbal. And while I have no telepathy that I know of, I do think that I have some empathy. And I'm fairly good at finding things (but I think that has to do with logical troubleshooting - trying to retrace the steps I think the other person would have taken).
Posted by: BLR

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 07:28 PM

verbal - visual are something different than right/left brained.
I am 50/50 on verbal/visual
Left brain is logic etc
Right brain is artistic etc
Posted by: BLR

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 07:29 PM

btw - I am the one my family calls when they can't find something, even if it is their house miles away - no I am not psychic either just - very logical.
Posted by: JenJennings

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 07:36 PM

OMG...you are my twin...my parents do the same thing! Constantly...or when they don't know how something works...call Jen. Its crazy. I remember once when I was rushed into the ER for a ruptured ectopic preg. My dad called because the cable was out and wanted to know how to fix it! Another time I was in a very important interview/meeting and my husband demanded to talk to me because he couldn't find the remote control!It was where it always is...on top of the TV. We own a horse breeding farm and my parents will still call me first before calling the vet when something goes wrong. My Mom will not let me be away if it is getting close to foaling because I am the only one who will know what to do if there is a problem...Call the vet mom...not me.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/18/09 08:18 PM

Jen smile are you right brained or left brained? Left handed, right handed. smile

Are you the oldest child - I am

And yes I get all those other calls - I have spent hours on the phone with my daughter while she works thru a computer problem. Sometimes I think they just need someone to listen while they talk themselves thru something.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 05:31 AM

I'm right handed and definitely left brained. I don't have an artistic bone in my body.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 06:20 AM

I think I have a good balance between the two - if that's possible. At least I like and appreciate the art and music that speaks to me. And I think I create art in my own way.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 08:24 AM

I am right-handed and left-brained.

I did a brain test ~ just to be sure:
http://www.testcafe.com/lbrb/

I, too, get people telling me their problems and asking for advice. It happens regularly.

I come from a musical & artistic family ~ and my kids are creative in these areas ~ but those particular genes missed me frown

But I do appreciate art & music.

I love reading, studying, etc, though. smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 09:39 AM

Wait a sec, when I said that I wasn't artistic, I meant that I couldn't draw, however I am a classically trained pianist and took ballet, jazz and tap for many years.
Posted by: PDM

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 10:25 AM

That's quite artistic, then.

I did ballet and tap for a while.

I don't think that I was cut out for it at all ~ but I enjoyed it! smile
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 01:38 PM

Originally Posted By: PDM
I did a brain test ~ just to be sure:
http://www.testcafe.com/lbrb/


haha.. i did the test. to be sure.. lol
Your percentage score for the right brain is 57%.
Your percentage score for the left brain is 43%.

and WOW the explanation for being right brained is almost exact. was an interesting test too.
i am very creative. i love creating things, writing books/poetry, drawing and working with photoshop, etc...

i am right handed, also a little ambidextrous as well.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 01:46 PM

As long as something gives you enjoyment, that's all that matters.
I just took the test, still left brained.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 02:28 PM

Well, I just took the test, and it shows that I know myself pretty well: right brain - 51%, left brain - 50%.

I thought I was pretty balanced. But how I got to be 101% makes me wonder. Must have been those things my Momma said would make me need glasses some day. She was right.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 03:02 PM

I took the "brain-test" on the posted link.
I got..
Your percentage score for the left brain is 57%.
Your percentage score for the right brain is 43%.

You are more left-brained than right-brained. Your left brain controls the right side of your body. In addition to being known as left-brained, you are also known as a critical thinker who uses logic and sense to collect information. You are able to retain this information through the use of numbers, words, and symbols. You usually only see parts of the "whole" picture, but this is what guides you step-by-step in a logical manner to your conclusion. Concise words, numerical and written formulas and technological systems are often forms of expression for you. Some occupations usually held by a left-brained person include a lab scientist, banker, judge, lawyer, mathematician, librarian, and skating judge.


Interesting, I think they got alot of that right. smile
On the question on being left or right handed....I am right handed.

Right handed...left brained.:)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

We need a new question for today, Monday January 19!! Anyone??
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Are you right or left handed and L/R brained - 01/19/09 03:15 PM

Interesting!
I got 60% left, 40% right, which is surprising to me -- I rarely feel that my right brain side is functioning! lol I envy people who are creative & spontaneous...

Originally Posted By: Carl
But how I got to be 101% makes me wonder. Must have been those things my Momma said would make me need glasses some day. She was right.
ROFLMBO!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 03:16 PM

Ok,I got one. Not a real thought provoker or anything like that. Just a question...do you have a phobia?

be it serious or silly, share it with us smile

I do..dont laugh please....I have Coulrophobia (fear of clowns!)Both serious (to me) and silly...lol, probably to others

I think I feel this way about clowns because of what happened one day while when I was 10 at a school playground with my sister who was about 6 years old.
We were there playing on a saturday afternoon. As we were playing on the moneybars a naked man came walking toward us while doing something ...nasty..to himself. My little sister started laughing and pointing at him...she didnt know better. I yelled at her to COME ON! LETS GO! so we started running home fast as we could and he followed right after us until we got up the top of the stairs leading up to the sidewalk.
We lived one and a half blocks around the corner thank goodness! Who knows what he would have tried to do to us had he caught one of us on the stairs or our home wasnt as close by as it was.

Anyway the part that is clown related is that he was wearing a big red clown nose. That was all that he was wearing. Sicko! My mother called the police and we made a report. Never caught him. I think I started to be afraid of clowns from that day on.
Posted by: BLR

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 03:19 PM

Spiders used to be mine - but I studied them and have come to an uneasy truce with them.

One that I have that I cannot get rid of is the fear of hanging my hand or foot over the side of the bed.
Posted by: val313

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 03:50 PM

Oh my word! You were so lucky to escape that nasty man! They scare the heck out of me too! I did not have such a dramatic incident. When I was about 4ish this nasty teenager next door used to tap on my window at night wearing a clown mask. I would scream and scream but when my parents came he would be gone. They finally caught him and he got quite an ear-full from my parents and his.

I also hate spiders. I know they are good for the environment blah blah.. but they are sooo icky, and fast. If they cast a shadow then they are just too big to live.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:07 PM

Mice, the thought of a mouse scurrying by makes me ill.
I don't know if this is a phobia, but I have a horrible fear of going someplace that is unfamiliar and getting lost. I'll drive anywhere as long as someone is with me to give me directions.
I also have a fear of getting weighed. LOL
Posted by: BLR

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:12 PM

VAL - too funny about the shadow. This is how scared I used to be of spiders - I was walking up the steps of our house carrying my young son. When I got to the top of the steps and looked up there was a huge (probably would cast a shadow) spider right in front of my face - well the next thing I remember was standing in the middle of the front yard and my son was on the steps. That is when I decided I needed to deal with this fear.

Before I dealt with it - it was not good enough that my husband told me that he had killed a spider - I wanted to see its dead body.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:13 PM

Quote:
I also hate spiders. I know they are good for the environment blah blah.. but they are sooo icky, and fast.If they cast a shadow then they are just too big to live.
lol...that last part made me laugh and I totally understand you on that one!


Quote:
Before I dealt with it - it was not good enough that my husband told me that he had killed a spider - I wanted to see its dead body.
lol! You two are making me laugh..hehehehe!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:17 PM

There's a forum member (who may or may not wish to identify herself) who has a phobia about worms; there's a real psychological term for it but I can't remember what it was... Walking around after a hard rain was a serious problem for her.

I've known several people who are seriously phobic about mice --- they hyperventilate, have major anxiety attacks, etc.

My phobia is heights, and it's only about 10 years or so that I've had it. It's not a life-stopping problem but it gets awkward and stressful in public sometimes.

There's a 3-story IKEA store I love but I have to close my eyes on the escalator (glass and open views all around) and I can't go near the central part of each level (have to be at the perimeter). My husband had to hold my hand once while I closed my eyes, to get on the escalator going back down. frown
Posted by: val313

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:25 PM

My father had this spider that lived under our deck. The thing was the size of my fist. He would feed it grasshoppers and moths. It was quite tame. Blah.. When I would get home from work he would stomp his feet near it and it would run at me. It cast this huge shadow. I hated that spider. I finally ran it over with my car one evening! lol

I really dislike wolf spiders because they carry their babies on their backs. I did not know this as a kid. Well I sprayed one with raid and millions of babies spider jumped off its backs and ran all over my shoes and legs. Shudder...

BLR- lol that is funny. Your poor son! lol

Pudgie- heights can be hard I feel for you!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:36 PM

eek spiders! We have a lot black widows around here. If i find a poisenous spider like that in or near my house and i can reach it...its stomped! Actually i hate to actually stomp on them cuz of their plump..ick..bodies. So i will spray it with Raid or hairspray or anything to slow it down so I can throw a rock on it before i would actually step on it.

I know that many would say that upon close examination spiders are the most beautiful and delicate creatures but to me I do not feel this way.
Nah...i know they are beautiful in their own way but they need to be beautiful far away from my house! I will appreciate them much more from a far, far distance
Posted by: BLR

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:36 PM

lol lol lol Val - one afternoon I stomped on a spider (didn't know it was a wolf spider) it was like some horror show - little spiders spued out every where - scared the living daylihgts out of me.
Posted by: Carl

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 04:57 PM

Spiders, roaches, anything that is in the bathroom with Marge - brings out the all out kill mode, but she tends to not be as good aiming when she in the berserker mode. So I have to go rescue her. Fortunately, this hasn't happened since we left the Tampa area in 2002.

Her real phobia is fear of balloons. She had a brother who used to terrorize her by popping them in her face. People in her family used to laugh about it, and put her down about it until I put a stop to it. I'm her Bear! Protective bear, that is.

And I have a niece who wants nothing to do with clowns. She saw one just this past week (in a show), and she ran to be with her parents. I'd say the clown was lucky. This little 7 yo knows karate and has a killer roundhouse kick.

My phobias? I have a moderate to heavy fear of heights. Yet, I climbed the mast of an aircraft carrier several times to the 2nd hightest antenna there - the passive Electronic Countermeasures antenna - to work on it. And I was the one to take pictures at the Grand Canyon (Marge wouldn't go near).

And I have a fear of abandonment (from childhood).
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 05:04 PM

i have 2 phobias...

1 is spiders. i was bit by one last year and ended up in the ER. not fun. it bit my toe and about 3 hours the pain was up to my thigh. eek

the other is of car accidents. sad subject, so i will leave it at that. frown

everyone have a good evening. crazy
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 05:12 PM

I'm glad someone said balloons, my mom flips out and I am starting to get it too, at one job they asked me to fill them using this machine and i couldn't do it after i blew on up accidently, the stop button was a little slow.

Heights, it is bad, it can be embarrassing. I was in the mall and the second floor has a railing but the rest is glass, and I saw this boy leaning over calling to someone and my knees gave out half way and i caught myself but was very close to just dropping to the floor. I was dizzy and went into the first store I could think i actually pushed through people to get in. Even in our house the stairs have open work iron railings and I cannot look over or down. I have fallen off a two step stool and a chair.

It's really bad.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 05:31 PM

coco's mom, wow. sorry to hear about how bad your heights phobia is. that sounds like you must have a lot of hard days.

Originally Posted By: Carl
My phobias? I have a moderate to heavy fear of heights. Yet, I climbed the mast of an aircraft carrier several times to the 2nd highest antenna there - the passive Electronic Countermeasures antenna - to work on it. And I was the one to take pictures at the Grand Canyon (Marge wouldn't go near).

And I have a fear of abandonment (from childhood).


i use to be in the navy. i know how HIGH those darn antennas are. it sure is scary. i wouldn't want to climb them for fear of falling. yikes!!

and the abandonment is one of mine too. like you for me it is from childhood as well. i forgot about that one.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 05:44 PM

Don't worry thankfully since I am 63% right brained I come up with creative ways to hide it.LOLZ
Posted by: Carl

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 05:47 PM

I hope y'all don't mind me saying something about phobias. Yes, phobias are irrational, but many of them were caused by something initially and then reinforced so that a mere trigger brings the irrational fear.

Some say that you MUST conquer and overcome them by confronting them. Perhaps. To an extent, I have done this. Yet, it truly angers me that people insist that others deal with their fears. Don't they have enough on their own plates (that is faults in their own lifes that need to be addressed)?

If something must be confronted because it is a life or death, or because a loved one, or a little one, is in need of saving or protection, then do what must be done.

But if it is something that can be lived with - that is worked around, what does it hurt others? And to mock another, or worse to confont them with what triggers their fear - is torture that hopefully will bring them their own special karma.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: BLR
VAL - too funny about the shadow. This is how scared I used to be of spiders - I was walking up the steps of our house carrying my young son. When I got to the top of the steps and looked up there was a huge (probably would cast a shadow) spider right in front of my face - well the next thing I remember was standing in the middle of the front yard and my son was on the steps.


i just read this and hope you don't mind, but, i just had to laugh. thnx for making my night. hehe. laugh altho i am sure you can look back and laugh at yourself. right?!
Posted by: BLR

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/19/09 07:55 PM

Oh yeah - it is a funny story and since it all turned out ok I don't mind telling on myself.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

we need a new ?? - 01/20/09 02:56 PM

Question for Tuesday the 20th.???
Posted by: BLR

Did you watch the inaguration live - 01/20/09 02:58 PM

yes I did
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Did you watch the inaguration live - 01/20/09 03:05 PM

no i didn't. was too busy looking for a new home for my puppy. may have found a family tho. will find out today or tomorrow.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Did you watch the inaguration live - 01/20/09 03:10 PM

Bits and parts of it. Glad everything went well.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Did you watch the inaguration live - 01/20/09 03:52 PM

Marge and her Mom have had it on all day, and I watched the inauguration itself, and a lot of the parade. I surely like the President's and First Lady's enthusiasm and rapport with people.
Posted by: PDM

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 04:07 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
... I think I started to be afraid of clowns from that day on.

I'm not surprised!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 04:11 PM

the night after I typed that out I had a terrible dream!... A clown was in my window on dark stormy night. Lightening was striking a tree near the window as it looked in at me with an ugly evil clown face!!

My remembering that scary day when I was young and the story that val313 scared me so much that I think that is what contributed to that dream that night.

Ok..now I need to think happy thoughts! I want to sleep better tonight!
Posted by: PDM

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 04:13 PM

I missed the inauguration, but hope to see a repeat.

PS.
Answer to the last question:
Heights/ feeling trapped/ spiders frown
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: i*Luv*Nature
the night after I typed that out I had a terrible dream!... A clown was in my window on dark stormy night. Lightening was striking a tree near the window as it looked in at me with an ugly evil clown face!!

My remembering that scary day when I was young and the story that val313 scared me so much that I think that is what contributed to that dream that night.

Ok..now I need to think happy thoughts! I want to sleep better tonight!



Budgies in the window..so cute, maybe even waving a wing lol, ahh much better.
Posted by: Carl

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 04:55 PM

Yes, and your German Shepherd, your hubby, and your Oso friend driving that evil clown away.

I've heard President Obama's inaugural speech twice now. He's got quite a speech writer! I thought his acceptance speech when the election was won was also quite masterful, stirring, and healing for our nation.
Posted by: val313

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 07:34 PM

ILN- I am so sorry that I scared you. That was not my intention at all. Hugs. Think flowers and budgies!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 07:47 PM

lol...no worries!

I was the one who brought up the whole idea of the phobia question..lol!


repeats to self.......oooo flowers and budgies...ahhhhhhhh
Posted by: Carl

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 08:28 PM

The flowers and budgies people - I like it. The new hippie generation. Smell the flowers and kiss the budgies.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 08:49 PM

Carl Analysis:

He has a deep seated need for a feathered companion, of a parakeet persuasion.
He can be often found lost the religious forum, but it is only because he did not ask for directions. What he truly seeks to fill the void is a budgie.
If he were to obtain said avian amigo he would give it a human name, this only reinforces the subconscious need for budgie companionship.
He can be found on the parakeet forum as well, more often as each day passes..the subconscious emerges.

He is well liked by many and also has a great sense of humor. Yep that's our Carl.

Posted by: Carl

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/20/09 09:00 PM

Smiling, here. My Trippi cat who follows me everywhere and is more faithful than any dog tells me, "No, Dad! Don't listen to her. Just keep on petting me and giving me treats. Besides, I don't like cages!"
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/21/09 01:38 PM

CM, your Carl Analysis is hilarious (and brilliant too)! Sorry, Carl (and Trippi), but I'm just not a cat person (although Trippi sounds like a cutie-pie)...

Originally Posted By: Carl
it truly angers me that people insist that others deal with their fears. Don't they have enough on their own plates (that is faults in their own lifes that need to be addressed)? ... But if it is something that can be lived with - that is worked around, what does it hurt others? And to mock another, or worse to confont them with what triggers their fear - is torture that hopefully will bring them their own special karma.
I couldn't agree more. It is so difficult to explain it to people, sometimes --- such an almost over-whelming sensation of panic, trouble breathing & walking, shakiness, etc.

I've come close to Coco's Mama's situation of nearly dropping to the floor. Irrational or not, it's a very real terror, and I agree with Carl that forcing people to confront the phobia is torturous and can backfire...

Originally Posted By: Carl
The flowers and budgies people - I like it. The new hippie generation. Smell the flowers and kiss the budgies.
Or may I suggest: Smell the budgies, and kiss the flowers, if you like -- but definitely smell the budgies! Ahhhh... smile
Posted by: val313

Re: DO YOU HAVE A PHOBIA? - 01/21/09 02:15 PM

lol Budgie sniffing is catching! Although Basil smells really bad right now. He tried to feed Louie some seeds and over barfed a bit. Ick..

I have tried to deal with my fear of spiders. I just cannot handle them. I have gotten to where I dont scream and run but that is as far as I can go. I agree that forcing someone to deal with fears is very wrong.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 02:31 PM

new question for Wednesday!! A fun one!



Do you sing out loud while driving in the car?


I do and dont care if others see me or hear me..hehe. (I think I sing pretty good but you wont catch me trying out for American Idol! :P)


I think singing while driving is fun. I can't help but sing out loud especially to a song that is playing that I totally love.
When I pull up to a stop light and if I notice that someone is in another car next to me and watching me I just smile at them. They usually smile back and I love that. Sometimes they will even sang along with me..hehe!
I love to make people smile laugh
Posted by: val313

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 02:35 PM

Oh I sing. With the windows up. My voice will peel paint off walls. I love the looks that I get. If they only knew how horrible it was they may not smile and wave!
Posted by: Amaggiepie

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 03:31 PM

I sing a lot in the car too. Mostly, I sing without music in the background. I think I sing well, and so do friends and family who have heard me sing. I don't really like it when people see me though. I usually pull up so that they can't see in my driver side window when I stop, hehe.
Posted by: djcrazc

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 03:39 PM

i would try out for idol i know i would make it on tv as one of those really bad singers
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 04:12 PM

haha.. love this question...

i sure do sing in the car, out loud for sure. i don't care if people see me. i think it is funny to see others doing it, but i do it too, so i look just as funny. laugh i make my own variety cd's, so i know all the songs and all the words. crazy
Posted by: Carl

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/21/09 05:03 PM

When Marge and I and little grandson Ben were driving back from our last Fall Colors trip to the NorthEast, we especially liked singing along to "All my friends say... yeah, yeah, yeah!"

Many times around the house, I sing snatches of songs - especially when I'm happy. And if I don't know all the words, I make up words. And Ben has learned to do the same. Funny!
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/22/09 06:13 AM

Not only do I sing out loud, but I dance. At least the upper part of my body is shaking away.
The one song that really gets me going is "Man, I feel like a woman" by Shania Twain. I love that song. Anything disco will get my juices flowing.Oh, I also will sing to "Sweet Caroline". I don't sing in the shower, but hubby does. Thank goodness, he just sings in the shower, his voice (or lack of) is terrible.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/22/09 07:24 AM

lol...yeah that song by Shania is a good one to dance and sing to while driving. I also like to sing out loud Hot and Cold by Katy Perry and Pinks, So What. Hubby doesnt like those ones too much though...lol! He does however like when I sing Alicia Keyes, If I aint got You.

smile
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/22/09 08:05 AM

This post is bananas B A NA NA S, this post is bananas B A NA NA S, sing who me never *as paint peels off walls next to my computer**
grin
Posted by: PDM

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/22/09 08:29 AM

Yes, I sing in the car.

I sing quite a lot ~ though I have a terrible voice.

I come from a musical family and they all have great voices.

I asked my husband, the other day, if it was just me, or if it was normal to sing all the time.

That reminds me ~ after I had my first child, I developed post-natal depression. It's a strange ailment; you can actually feel fantastic at times ~ and then fall flat with a bump!

One day I was taking the baby (now 22) for a walk. The sun was shining and I felt great ~ so I just started singing in the street. It felt like a tone-deaf Doris Day musical. smile
Posted by: PDM

Re: Do you sing out loud while driving? - 01/22/09 08:33 AM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
Not only do I sing out loud, but I dance. ...

I did that just before my 50th birthday, when I was planning my birthday party. At some traffic lights I started singing & dancing to 'Let's Get a Party Started'. My son & his friend were in the car ~ they were helping to set up ~ and the friend now calls me the crazy woman.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 12:49 PM

On another board which is new to me, I am confronted with a type of humor which I'm familiar with, but which - at best - I find mildly amusing and - at worst - I find bothersome.

I see no section in the Parakeets section for "less than serious discussion and/or debate" so I'm putting this topic in the form of a question of the day (and had thought of making it a game in the sense of one posts and responds).

I like humor which is based on association and allusions (puns, or alluding to people or events or whatever - kind of a trivia thing, or playing on words and their different meanings or variations of meanings, or deliberately going with wrong words, or... anything crazy.).

The "who's on first" I find uproarious. Yet, I confess, when I found out that Lou Costello was actually mean and spiteful, I can't seem to find Abbott and Costello quite as funny any more.

And I never cared for the 3 stooges, nor even one of them with his cigar. I just don't care for slapstick (that centers on someone being hurt or humiliated). For this reason, I hated Candid Camera, and I think there is a new TV program now which is along this theme.

I like to have sardonic humor back and forth - even mild insults that are understood as not attacking the other person, but I don't like humor which has at its base overt insult, or disrespect.

What do you find funny?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 02:58 PM

Well, I'm with you about puns, association, word play. Richard Lederer's books (Anguished English & the rest) [ http://www.verbivore.com/ ] are a scream -- misplaced modifiers, hilarious vocabulary errors, etc. from actual headlines, church bulletins, student papers, etc.

Then there's absurdist humor, like Monty Python.

Lately I find Lewis Black's "raging/ranting" humor right-on http://www.lewisblack.com/ --- he skewers political and cultural madness! smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 04:05 PM

I don't like slapstick comedy, never been a 3 Stooges fan. I have no idea how to categorize my humor. I can certainly name the comedians I enjoy.
I love Robin Williams
Bobby Slayton, you probably won't be familiar with him
He's famous for slamming marriage and relationships. so funny
Lewis Black
Rita Rudner
Steve Martin
Larry David
Don Rickles
As you can see, I'm all over the place with comedy
NOT a Seinfeld fan
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 04:44 PM

I don't know Bobby Slayton, Lewis Black, or Larry David. And I detest Don Rickles' humor.

Goes to show that none of us are alike, huh?

I definitely love Robin Williams, and I like Steve Martin in quite a lot of his work (some more than others).

The slapstick that I DO like (if it is indeed slapstick) is Lucy (especially the vitamin thing, and the wine press thing). And Carol Burnett (and the team that she had).

Newhart didn't appeal to me, but I liked Jonathan Winters.

I don't get to watch Saturday Night Live too much now, so I'm not really up on current comedy.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 04:53 PM

OMG, there are so many crazy I Love Lucy episodes.
She was brilliant and quite the business woman.
Larry David was the creator of Seinfeld. Offbeat humor for sure.

I forgot about Carol Burnett, and Tracy Ullman
The funniest Carol Burneet skit was with her and Harvey Korman when they did a takeoff of Gone with the Wind.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 05:07 PM

I'm trying to think of the other funny guy on the Carol Burnett show.

Which causes me to remember Red Skelton.

And I loved the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, before SNL.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 05:08 PM

And I love Tina Fey.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 05:13 PM

Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, Lyle Waggoner and Vicki Lawrence
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 05:22 PM

Tim Conway was the one I liked the best.
Posted by: joandboys

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 06:25 PM

I loved the skits that Carol Burnett did also and she relied a lot on silent gags a lot like Red Skelton did. She did a more subtle form of slap stick like in the skit about the janitor woman. She would get her foot stuck in her bucket and basicall keep messing up stuff finally at the end of the skit she bends over and Harvey comes in the door and the door hits her and she goes out the window. All of the slap stick happened to her though. It was hilarious. I don't like the form the three stooges did though. I enjoy subtle humor that is dry,like in the English comedies. I like Lewis Black also. I also think John Candy was one of the funniest men alive. He could just raise an eyebrow and look at someone for three seconds and you would crack up. Plains trains and automobiles is one of his funniest movies ever with Steve Martin.

OH OH and let's not forget the famous duo, Laurel and Hardy. Again, Oliver could give stan a look and you knew what was going to happen. My husband and I were talking about how much trouble stan used to get into and no matter how unbelievable he could always do something amazing that defied reality and then Oliver would try it and it would fail.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 06:26 PM

I loved Lucy and Desi and The Carol Burnett show and Fawlty towers!!

I find comedians who can make fun of themselves and/ or their backgrounds or country funny.
Russel is so funny!!!!!
http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=KR3wGlRcUKo&feature=related
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/25/09 10:58 PM

humorous... hmmm... crazy the fact that i can barely read the screen right now from my sleeping meds are taking affect now. i find it humorous that i am here typing this and will not remember that i did it when i get back on here in the morning. hahaha... laugh
i do like humorous actors/comedians as well.
jim carey
wayans brothers
and others...

need sleep sleep no can think. hahaha

hope everyone has a good night.
take care cool
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 05:56 AM

I always loved the Carol Burnett show too, especially Tim Conway's old man shuffle.
I think my fav comedy acts have to do with "real life" situations that really hit home. Some of my favorite comedians are Bill Cosby,Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Dennis Leary-I love his coffee routine,Dat Phan,and Tim Allen, amongst others.
I know that there are a lot of "comedy" movies that I just find too stupid to be funny..but my hubby and kids think they are hilarious.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 06:17 AM

Does anyone remember Andrew Dice Clay? Man, I loved his raunchy humor. I loved him in the movie "Casual Sex? Did anyone see that movie?
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 06:57 AM

Oh yeah! I'd forgotten about him. I remember some of his nursery rhymes-Little Miss Muffet, Jack and Jill,Little Boy Blue...Oh yeah, raunchy humor alright! LOL
I don't remember seeing Casual Sex..I'll have to google it to refresh my memory.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 07:07 AM

I know I shouldn't but I just roared when I saw a Cheech and Chong movie (one in particular). Gave me a whole new perspective to watching Don Johnson's show.

And Marge has also given me an appreciation for Jackie Chan.

And then, there's the Pink Panther (and Cato).
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 08:07 AM

carol barnett show was hilarious as well. i love vicky lawrence, she is hilarious too. i sure miss watching mama's family. lol.
vicly lawrence had a talk show too, didn't last long, but it sure was good while it lastest.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 08:18 AM

It's amazing how many great comedians were on Mama's Family.
Let's see, Carol Burnett, Vicky Lawrence, Harvey Korman, Betty White,, Rue McLanahan Ken Berry and Dorothy Lyman. What a cast! What a funny show.
My all time favorite comedy shows are Mama's Family, Golden Girls, Designing Women, The Nanny, and the best, I Love Lucy. I know I'm forgetting so many other greats.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 08:32 AM

oh right, designing woman. wow, i forgot about that one. that was a good one too. oh how i miss those shows. hehe
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 08:43 AM

Mamas Family! I loved that one smile And I Love Lucy too! lol I remember my dad hated I Love Lucy, he couldn't stand the way she whined and cried all the time lol
And Carl, why shouldn't you roar at a Cheech and Chong movie? Funny is funny LOL
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 09:03 AM

We sure can use laughter in our lives. You know, the kind where there's tears pouring down your face and your stomach hurts. LOL
Posted by: Carl

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 09:34 AM

Originally Posted By: kksuns

...Carl, why shouldn't you roar at a Cheech and Chong movie? Funny is funny LOL


Well, let's just say that my laughter is more appreciative than it would have been earlier in my life (in my college, navy, and church days).
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What do you find humorous? - 01/26/09 10:17 AM

ah, gotcha Carl smile
And yeah a good hard belly aching laugh now and then is something we all need more of. Of course if I get laughing that hard I end up wheezing because of asthma, but even then I just can't stop. Hold the belly..ooo it hurts, and laugh some more!
Posted by: Carl

Re: a Dean Martin roast - 01/26/09 12:30 PM

It is Monday, January 26, 2009, in my time zone and dimension. What would you tell i*Luv*Nature if we were having a Dean Martin roast of her? Since she started this thread going, and I haven't seen a post from her since 1/22, I figure she's a good one to roast. Now, be nicer than they were to Dean Martin. That is, it's okay to be humorous, but not mean.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Humorous - 01/26/09 03:17 PM

Haha very funny Osito! If you roast me I will smell like delicious chocolate..lol!



Humorous. laugh

One thing that came right to my mind was Total Momsense.
Watch it here.. Total Momsense

Cant for get Dadsense either.. Dadsense


Both so very true...make sure you watch Momsense first then Dadsense. It will make sense that way.


Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Humorous - 01/26/09 05:43 PM

Momsense rofl. That was great, never seen it before.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Humorous - 01/26/09 07:27 PM

I've seen Momsense. I hadn't seen the Dadsense, though. I usually ask Marge.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Humorous - 01/26/09 08:55 PM

Posted by: Carl

Re: Humorous - 01/27/09 07:11 AM

Y'all have seen The Rules and The Response, right? On the website for Marge's and my romance and travels?

The Rules

The Response
Posted by: BLR

What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 07:31 AM

New question of the day
What assortment of pets have you had?

Cat, Dog, Hamster, Duck, Chicken, Parakeet.
Several of each
Posted by: Amaggiepie

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 07:39 AM

I have had dogs, cats, parakeets, cockatiels, finches, hamsters, guinea pig, fish, rabbit, lizard (gecko), and mean evil gerbils.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 07:41 AM

hmm let's see cats, dogs,hamsters, mice, fish, parakeets,chipmunks,rabbits,snakes(garder and grass snakes when I was a kid),turtles,frogs,hermit crabs.I thinks that's all. Not all at once.Over the course of my life smile
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 08:55 AM

Right now we have a GSD (dog), 4 keets, 4 tiels, lots of tropical fishies...gouramis, clown loaches, guppies, angel fishies, silver dollars, peppered cory and green emerald cory. We also have an african dwarf frog and a betta. Then we have 3 neighbor cats who think they live here..always, always here. We love them but the dog does not..hehe.
Up until 3 years ago we had a cat who passed away when she was 19 years old. I had her even before my oldest daughter! Well, she passed away and I cannot replace her. I do not think my dog would accept another cat anyhow. She loved and accepted Monkey, my cat, because she grew up with her. Other cats she cannot stand. The kids want another cat but I tell them..hey we got the neighbor cats to spoil!

Up until about 6 months ago we had guinea pigs but the kids got tired of taking care of them and they are very expensive when it comes to food(lotz of veggies) and bedding. If the bedding isnt cleaned often enough these little cute fuzzy things can sure stink up the house! We also had hamsters, one at a time, that would last about 2 years or so and pass away so we would bring another home but finally that has stopped so no more hammies.




Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 09:16 AM

wow I forgot my fish - for years I had Oscars in a 125 gallon tank. They got to be 10 inches. Ate from my hand and came when you called them.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 09:54 AM

Growing up, I've had a bird, cat, dog, fish, and chicks.
Posted by: val313

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 10:32 AM

I have had:
a dog, many fish, turtles, lizards, a garter snake, Chickens, ducks, geese, parakeets, a co-owned quaker parrot that lives at my parents, and lots of snails.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 10:45 AM

lol snails! Really? Pet snails? I used to collect them when i was a kid, but never got to keep them for long frown snails are cute smile
Posted by: ___JA

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 01:20 PM

Hmm.... I've had dogs, cats, parakeets, chickens, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, fish, and mice. laugh

And if you count the 30 minutes I had a sand eel at the beach. RIP little eel...
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 01:59 PM

I had some angel fish for a science project in the house, while a sophomore in high school. I did everything wrong and the fish did not survive, but I got a B for my project. With my Mom a single Mom working in a small restaurant, we didn't have the money for the kinds of equipment I should have been using. But I did learn what not to do.

As a boy, I had a puppy or a dog at various times.

We got a farm reared calico cat for my oldest daughter (and us). That cat traveled with us from Kentucky to Ohio and then on to California, Washington state, and then back to California. She was gentle with kids (after some instructions by me soon after she first arrived), but she just kind of was dead weight until put down, and then she'd leave the area. And while she didn't go picking a fight, the other cats seemed to acknowledge that she was the Queen, and they left her alone.

My second wife had a guinea pig that she kept in her kindergarten class when school was in session, and home with us when it was not. He dearly loved to be out of his cage and hide.
I agree with the statement that they can be smelly. I don't think I'd voluntarily have one as a pet.

Various family members have keets, pretty much started by a younger brother - now deceased (the brother, not the keets).

Marge had a couple of cats when I met her, but some wild packs of dogs got them. And this was in the city!

Since we've been in the country, a couple of cats that had been pets and then deserted, and were semi-feral adopted me, and I fed them and petted them - as outside cats.

And Trippi, a calico cat who KNOWS she is a Princess - of the Universe, that is - came to us from a son of Marge's. He and his mate had too many cats, too small a space, and our grandson on the way at the time. They had her spayed before we got her.

She started out as an outside cat, along with Smokey and Tuffey, and they accepted and acknowledged that she was the Princess. She had those older male cats running around the property and playing games just like they were young kittens!

In December, 2006, Trippi got badly mauled and injured. Her wound has slowly healed, and is almost completely healed now. The wound is now about an inch by an inch. After more than $3 thousand to the vet and us doing wound care at home about every 3 days, she became an inside cat, and she shows little desire to go out. Whatever got to her traumatized her pretty bad.

The vet said because she was young, she survived, and that as long as she could act like a cat, she'd probably recover. And she does - she has me well trained.

Smokey and Tuffey disappeared about a year ago. We think snakes got them, and we see large hawks that nest in the area. As for what got Trippi, something clawed along her spine at the rear/top of her body, and gouged really deep. Might have been a raccoon, and it might have been a Florida bear. We don't have many, but there are some around, we're told.

Smokey was a grey Persian, and Tuffey was a beat up black and white Tom, who just could not stop tomcatting! I hope he is still tomcatting in heaven. And Smokey acted like he thought he was in heaven when I'd sit on the deck steps, and he'd get on my lap/legs and knead. I learned to put some kind of protector cloth over my legs, though. Jeans just aren't enough.

But if I was in a meditative mood, and just wanted to look at the stars, the moon, and think, Smokey would just quietly hang out with me, and seemed okay with the companionship. He didn't ask for much from me. I miss him a lot. I have tears in my eyes as I think about him.

I guess - on this board - I shouldn't talk about the lightning bugs that I'd catch in South Georgia (fireflies), and what I'd do with them as a young boy. I probably couldn't post here any more. Oh well, I've said too much already. You could write your name on your tee shirt and it would glow for a while.

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 02:44 PM

It's good to hear that Trippi recovered from such a terrible injury.

Re: fireflies --- sorry but my first thought is: "tsk -- that's just such a BOY thing to do!" smile lol I wonder if us girls missed out on adventures (is firefly-squashing an adventure?)...
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/27/09 04:49 PM

Well I had a budgie then another budgie and then a budgie and now Coco my budgie!grin
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 09:38 AM

Regarding fireflys - you can make glow in the dark jewelry with them.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 10:01 AM

I don't wear much jewelry. Doesn't match my purse, er I mean messenger bag. Seriously my wedding ring is about all I wear. Watches always seem to constrict my wrist, and while I like a bear thing for around the neck, it's just too much trouble, and a nice ring that Marge got me I seldom wear.

I know - you were showing that females could benefit from the fireflies, too, Barbara.

I've never tried to make a pet of a snipe, but I've been on snipe hunts, and even organized snipe hunts.
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 10:44 AM

you are so bad snipe hunts are so mean (you know the poor snipes)
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 10:45 AM

pets....
i've had cats, then dogs, then cats again with a dog and fish and a dwarf hamster, then fish and dogs, then fish and birds with a dog, and NOW a cute birdie and the cutest darn hamster and fish.

was move around a lot as a kid. and in the navy too. so yeah, go figure, animals all over the place. i can't live without at least 1 pet. laugh
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 11:00 AM

We never hurt the snipe, Barbara. Just put a census marker on them, and then release them. I don't deny it probably frightens them, though. So I don't know that I would participate in a snipe hunt now. It's been since 1986 that I organized a hunt, and the team I prepared was not successful. They found a hole, they said, and I figured they might have found a snake hole, and I didn't want anyone hurt, so I disbanded the team.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 11:23 AM

I used to catch fireflies,(we used to call them lightening bugs)when I was a kid too. It was alot of fun-we'd put them in jars and bring them into our rooms at night. Mom said keep them in the jars but...ooops they got out! hehe And I know exactly what you mean about the glowing. My brothers used to do that but I could never bring myself to do it. ughhh
Poor snipes frown
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 12:00 PM

Okay is someone gonna tell me what a snipe is?
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 12:05 PM

sure - we can show you if you want to go on a snipe hunt.

A snipe does not exist - you tell someone you are going on a snipe hunt and do they want to go. Then you hand them a bag - tell them that everyone else is going out in all different directions and will chase the snipes toward you. You are to stand there on the ready to catch the snipes in the bag you are holding. Well everyone else takes off, leterally and you are left holding the bag.
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 12:08 PM

in fact the first indication that a snipe hunt is emminent is someone asking "what is a snipe"
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 12:22 PM

Yep, that's about it. There are some different local variations. In my neck of the woods in South Georgia, my Mother, and my uncles and aunts, had been on hunts previously.

And there was a lot of laughter when they talked about going out, and which team got back first, and like that.

I was about 10 I think when I went out for the first time (and probably the only real time).

We called it a croker sack (a burlap bag), and one team was supposed to "beat the bushes" with sticks. The other team would hold the croker sacks near the ground with the neck open for the snipe to run into, and a flashlight on and aimed from near the neck of the bag.

I was told that it was similar to the way that rabbits will freeze when the light hits them, but actually opposite. The snipes, startled by the noise of the sticks hitting the bushes, would run toward the light.

As the sack holders intently focused on the snipe that would be coming toward them, the bush beaters would move on outward, and then sneak home.

In my Mother's day, she said they would go deep into the woods near their home. When I went, it was in the field near the woods, but not really that far (but it was dark).

The aunt nearest me in age (in fact, the same difference in age between me and my oldest younger sister) and I were a team. And she didn't give anything away, but I had figured it out. So we were back at the house BEFORE the bush beaters! And roaring with laughter when they arrived home.

I have later tales, but this one was one that I actually participated in. Actually, the dictionary does list a snipe. One is a fish, I think, and I think there is some kind of bird - but not like what is told in this "wild goose chase" scam.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 01:00 PM

Wow -- that's some elaborate snipe-hunting, Carl!

Years ago I worked in the service dept. of a car dealership. The "initiation rite" (prank, really) the mechanics did to a new, young mechanic reminds me of snipe hunting: the kid was told to help an older guy by finding him the left-handed screwdriver! There was also something about a "brass magnet..." smile
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 01:16 PM

That is so mean, lol.

How do people fall for that?

If you asked me on a snipe hunt, i would be like where , when what is the snipe how big is it show me a picture, ccan you catch disease from it, I could go on.. didn't anyone question standing out in the forest alone waiting with a sack for some wild creature?

Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 01:20 PM

Yes, military men send people on "wild goose chases" also. When I was aboard an aircraft carrier, I sent a fellow electronics tech to the supply department (who sent him on to other places) for [now you have to understand that this was the day that the electron tube was used in electronic equipment; later more and more the solid state circuitry was used] to requisition a fallopian tube. [also this was in the mid 60s - long before women served aboard U.S. naval ships]

And when I served on a little wooden-hulled minesweeper, all metallic materials that were not part of the ship's magnetic "signature" had to be offloaded onto the pier before the ship could go on minesweeping exercises. So I told a young and low rank kid that he would have to make an appointment with the base dentist to have all his magnetic fillings removed and replaced with non-magnetic fillings before our next exercise.

He had begun the steps to get the appointment when we took mercy on him.

And there was "striped" paint, and "mail buoy" watches. And I'm sure others know of many more.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 01:26 PM

Fallopian tube! Non-magnetic fillings! -- ROFL!
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 02:42 PM

yeah - a bucket of steam -
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 03:08 PM

ROFL!!!!!!! it still happens carl.. when i was in a few years ago, got out in 2002, we had the same things on the small boys. destroyer ships for those who don't know navy lingo. hehe. there were left handed screw drivers and stripped paint and fallopian tubes too. the mail buoy watch is still around too. and, yes BLR, the bucket of steam. all kinds of crazy stuff. LOL.
i can't remember the one about the water line. that was popular with the boatswains mates. haha

and we also caught fireflies when i was a kid, when i lived in OK. we had jars for them too and put them in our bedrooms too. we even put holes in the lids so they could breath. lol.
and i forgot that when we lived there we had a duck. it ended up flying away a few months after we got it.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 03:32 PM

After I got out of the Navy, I remained in San Diego (I had been on the Duluth, LPD-6).

I got active at Skyline Wesleyan Church (then in Lemon Grove, California), and after seminary, spent a year there as a Resident Intern Pastor. My primary job that year was assisting the Junior High Director, who had a program involving over 200 Junior Highers. My very first night there, was on a Wednesday night. Steve (the director) believed in tiring the kids out first, and then going back to the church for the learning activities. So this night was soccer - and all the counselors and leaders played, too! And there were TWO soccer balls in action at the same time. My tongue was hanging.

Anyway, as I drove kids to various activities in San Diego and LA, I had talked about snipe hunts. And the kids learned real quick that it was a scam. Most people you can laugh, and then get serious and pretend that your laughter meant nothing, and get them at least half-believing again.

Not so these kids. They pretended to believe, but on a beach trip to Mission Beach, some of them (near time to go) wanted to go on a coeducational snipe hunt down the beach. I said, NO! Get in the bus. I wasn't born yesterday.

PS - I WANTED someone to send me on a wild goose chase. I had a space for one of my ECM gear (the active ECM) that could only be entered from the portside catwalk along the flight deck. I figured I'd go there and sack out, and nobody would be able to find me right away. And I'd have the perfect excuse - I was ordered to do such and such.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 04:20 PM

i know we are going WAY off topic here, but i could not pass this up.... wink

Originally Posted By: Carl
After I got out of the Navy, I remained in San Diego (I had been on the Duluth, LPD-6).
PS - I WANTED someone to send me on a wild goose chase. I had a space for one of my ECM gear (the active ECM) that could only be entered from the portside catwalk along the flight deck. I figured I'd go there and sack out, and nobody would be able to find me right away. And I'd have the perfect excuse - I was ordered to do such and such.

i've heard of the Duluth... of course. lol.
and you are funny with your WANTING to go on a hunt. laugh i just left sometimes saying i was gunna go look for something or work in another space and ended up hangin' out with my FC buddies in their space. i would be there chattin' for an hour before remembering i had work to do. whistle

Originally Posted By: Carl

I got active at Skyline Wesleyan Church (then in Lemon Grove, California), and after seminary, spent a year there as a Resident Intern Pastor.
Anyway, as I drove kids to various activities in San Diego and LA, I had talked about snipe hunts. And the kids learned real quick that it was a scam. Most people you can laugh, and then get serious and pretend that your laughter meant nothing, and get them at least half-believing again.
Not so these kids. They pretended to believe, but on a beach trip to Mission Beach, some of them (near time to go) wanted to go on a coeducational snipe hunt down the beach. I said, NO! Get in the bus. I wasn't born yesterday.

i know of all the places you are talkin about here. cool i use to live right across the street behind the sheriffs dept. right now i live next to lemon grove. how ironic. i am sure you are familiar with college ave and federal. off the 94 freeway?... but i live right on the other side of the freeway from lemon grove. i live in military housing that has only been here for about 12 yrs now. behind the College Grove shopping center, WalMart, Longs, and Mervyn's which is closed now??... you familiar?
wow, you drove a lot. must have been fun with all those kids. haha, for kids being kids at the beach...
Posted by: PDM

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 04:28 PM

We have two cats ~ sisters from a litter of four.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 04:51 PM

Sorry, PDM. This is the last. I lived in Lomita Village from '72 through '75, then came back after seminary in '79-'80.

My present wife, Marge, and I stayed in an apartment in La Jolla Colony and she had a travel-nursing contract in Encinitas.

Quite a move up from the house I had before (but which had tripled in value while I was in seminary. Too bad I didn't hold on to it, but we needed the money for school, and we bought the house we were in at Kentucky).

When I worked at KECR-FM, the weather was always about the same, and I've always thought San Diego weather the best in the U.S. Marge thought it was too cool, though, and didn't like it much (but we were there from the end of 12/02 to 3/03).

I am kind of familiar with the areas you mention, but I saw when we were there last that it has changed a lot, and it took me some time to get reacquainted, and we went to new places (Tiajuana, Rosarito, Old Town). An interview of Marge and me by TV sports was aired on the Evening news there 3 times one night before the Super Bowl (3 different segments). We had been at the Hotel at Torrey Pines to see the Bucs players (we still have season tickets, but my stepson & his wife now pay for them and use them).
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 05:34 PM

Shouldn't this conversation be on a PM
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 06:52 PM

Actually I'm kind of enjoying the conversation even tho I'm not involved LOL If it's in a PM we couldn't read about the life and times frown
Posted by: BLR

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 07:18 PM

thats true - it is interesting and this thread quite often goes way off topic - it is fun - please disregard my last transmission.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 07:31 PM

I'm sorry if it bothered you. Just an old man's ramblings. I suppose the details of where I went to church and worked were a bit much. Got a bit excited talking to someone who lives there.
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What assortment of pets have you had - 01/28/09 07:55 PM

so yeah....
we had a duck when i was living in OK, and that thing had a weird name, but i can't remember it.. haha. go figure. too weird to remember it. i was only also around 4 yrs old too.

is it time for a new ? yet??? confused wink
Posted by: BLR

What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/28/09 09:43 PM

I'll start since I am leaving tomorrow morning for Daytona Beach. A whole week of nothing but walking my dog on the beach, reading and generally laying around on the beach.

That is my favorite vacation except I would rather be at Destin Beach
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 03:43 AM

Ahhh BLR, sounds like heaven! ENJOY!
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 05:56 AM

I love Northern Scotland ~ so beautiful, calm & relaxing!

Well, it was, last time I went there.

We used to go every year, twice per year, when I lived at home, but my husband is convinced that it is cold up there, so I have only been once since we were married.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 08:33 AM

I wish I could see Hawaii but with a flight that long i don't think so. I have heard it is stunning.

I do like Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, been twice and would go every winter if i had the money.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 10:09 AM

For me, it's all about going to JAMAICA, MON
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 10:18 AM

ya know, actually, I LOVE HAWAII... been there at least 7 times. BUT... i would LOVE to go back to Singapore for a relaxing vacation. (went while in the navy, so couldn't actually enjoy myself. lol) it is VERY pretty there too. and it is the LAW there to KEEP IT CLEAN!!! you litter = jail time. :o even if you spit gum on the ground and get caught. sheeesh, strict. wait a minute... what the heck is a vacation anyway??? i have never been on one... can someone tell me please? :D well i have never ACTUALLY been anywhere without my child longer than 2 nights. THAT IS NOT classified as a vacation. :D i take back what i said. it is TRUE, but, 'Singapore was once filled with restrictions such as this, but the country is gradually lifting these laws to encourage tourism.' [quote= Dumb Laws in Singapore] Bungee jumping is illegal. Why does this law exist? The sale of gum is prohibited. Why does this law exist? Homosexuals are not allowed to live in the country. Full text of the law. Oral sex is illegal unless it is used as a form of foreplay. Pornography is illegal. Full text of the law. As it is considered pornographic, you may not walk around your home nude. Full text of the law. Failure to flush a public toilet after use may result in very hefty fines. It is considered an offense to enter the country with cigarettes. Cigarettes are illegal at all public places. It is illegal to come within 50 meters of a pedestrian crossing marker on any street. If you are convicted of littering three times, you will have to clean the streets on Sundays with a bib on saying, “I am a litterer. It is illegal to pee in an elevator. [/quote] THIS IS REAL!!! anywayz..........next........ :grin:
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 01:10 PM

I always cross my legs in the elevator, tap my feet, and whistle a culturally sensitive tune. I know about play, but fore is what they call out in golf, right? That may be the country where they originally asked if "chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight." Some people should not walk anywhere nude. No rules about putting the toilet seat down? (probably they don't have toilet seats, oops... is that politically incorrect?)
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 01/29/09 02:41 PM

These rules are just wrong on so many levels. I wonder which ones have been lifted? Man, if I keep writing, I am going to get into sooooo much trouble. I too darn opinionated.

Carl, I suppose I should stay away from Jamaica.<wink wink>
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 02/01/09 07:57 AM

Sometimes I think that a "place" and the "atmosphere" or "attitude" there is so apppealing to you that you kind of adopt it as your comfort-zone persona - if that makes any sense. I know the Key West attitude is a laid-back, enjoy life, and don't be so uptight one. I suspect Jamaica is the same.

San Diego had so many places and styles that could be reached in about an hour - desert, beach, mountains, old world charm, metro shopping, you name it.

When we were in California, Marge had long desired to go to Carmel. Here we were:

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite or dream vacation spot - 02/01/09 08:09 AM

I've been to San Diego and Santa Monica and it was beautiful.
Unfortunately, we were with our kids who at the time were 9, 9, and 14. Not the most pleasant way to travel. LOL
I went to South Beach for 3 days with my daughter, DIL and her family for the bachelorette party. It could have been lots of fun, but they are all very dull people. SOOOO, I never got to see the fun side of South Beach. I'd love to return and hit the fun spots. South Beach has amazing restaurants and night clubs. That's what it's all about for me.
Jamaica is all about fun. We go to an all-inclusive resort and it's all about the beach, delish drinks, jerk chicken, and partying at night. Ok, it's like spring break for the middle-aged. LOL
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 08:24 AM

After the Lisa Shea Forums - Parakeets, of course.

New question for Sunday Feb. 1st.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 08:35 AM

I have 2 other fun forums that I frequent everyday.
First thing in the moving, I like to catch up on all the news and weather. Next, check all my forums. I love going on any website that involves cooking, fashion, gossip and online games.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 09:05 AM

I have, right now, five other forums that I go to, but one is for a very, very short time. And one is new, so I'm spending a little more time there. Each has a little different "feel."

Hard to find one board that appeals to all you desire.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 12:08 PM

I have to give you two credit --- I spend too much time on this forum to even think of going on others!! lol
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 12:17 PM

Until lately, I check back on this forum all day long. The others are just once a day kind of things, except for the new one, which is now becoming kind of an alternate for this one.

Lately, I haven't felt like I could be myself here.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 12:33 PM

I respect the rules of this website, and definitely enjoy myself here, but you definitely have to be more aware of what you're writing for fear of offending someone or simply saying the wrong thing. The other site that Carl is referring to was designed in a way that people can speak more openly without fear of stepping on someone's toes. However, the people on that site are very caustic and at times hurtful. For me, both sites are a lot of fun and quite challenging. I feel very displaced here since I lost my bird. I feel that I can't contribute anymore. Maybe, that's the reason I sought out other forums.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 12:52 PM



My husband occasionally goes on a motorcycling forum that has different sections for different levels and types of discussion; one is "anything goes" for jokes, obnoxiousness, sarcasm, etc.

I guess the idea is that if you don't like that "room" you can go to the other, calmer rooms, and "forewarned is forearmed." It's interesting...

I don't mind the rules here about vulgar language, and it's good practice for my brain to rapidly substitute clean words!
Originally Posted By: luv my bird
I feel very displaced here since I lost my bird. I feel that I can't contribute anymore. Maybe, that's the reason I sought out other forums.
I hope you don't still feel that way...?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 12:56 PM

I definitely like the rules here regarding vulgarity,afterall there are younger adults on this site.
I'm sorry Paula, I still feel a little lost here at times.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 01:03 PM

Wellllll -- there's always the "Off-Topic" section, where you can bring up any old thing you want, and get people talking about something YOU find interesting. And you better know that lots of us will jump right in and chit-chat with you! smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 01:24 PM

Please don't get me wrong, I love being here, but I feel that I can't add very much or maybe it's because I'm still not ready for another bird.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 03:32 PM

Wow forum swingers lol.

This is my first and only forum. I didn't even know what one was until I found this looking for budgie information.

Now I like so many budgies oh and er their owners, I am addicted.

LMB don't worry I waited six years to get Coco after Shady dies I had him for about 11 years, not quite. You will know when you want another.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 05:04 PM

Four of the five boards that I check on daily relate to the autoimmune disorder that my wife has - ITP. At first she went to one for information and support, and then I began to post - in support of her and others, and then I learned that I liked the social aspect of discussion boards. And I felt that I liked cheering folks up. Once in a while, I needed cheering up.

Until then, I had never been on any discussion board, and didn't even like chatting. Still don't like chatting.
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 05:54 PM

I visit one genealogy forum, regularly, and others from time to time. I've joined an English lit forum, but can't even remember its name.

I used to be very involved in a local history forum, until it closed down. The owner found that it was just too much worry, to deal with trolls, vulgarity, insults, etc.

I visit lots of non-forum sites for information, etc.

This, of course, is the forum I visit most often.
Most of the time I enjoy it, but sometimes it can get a bit fraught. smile
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 07:17 PM

Who us?

Nawwwwwwwwwww...you love it!

PDM has secretly ordered a bakers dozen of American and English budgies, but they are not for bakin' they are for petting, and loving and hugging an cooing at..yep.

So question

When you bought your pet(s) where they what you expected?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/01/09 09:16 PM

Interesting question, CM! (and cute new avatar!)

Pudgie was much more interactive and less fearful than I had expected. I was pleasantly surprised that she adjusted quickly and learned "step-up" within a week! She's a gutsy & spunky little fluff-ball smile
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 06:46 AM

Right now I only have my dog Abbey and of course my keet Levi.
I must say that neither are what I expected.
I've had dogs/puppies all my life but when I got Abbey as a pup of 7 wks old she was sooo smart for being just a baby. She never "went" in the house. Ever. She never chewed anything she wasn't supposed to and she learned sit, shake, lay down within minutes of teaching her.I swear she must be part human because she understands everything you say. You can't even spell things in front of her because she can spell!Sometimes I think she is even psychic because I'll be watching tv and thinking about going outside for a quick cig during the next commercial and she's suddenly right there in front of me waiting to go out with me. HOW does she know I'm going out before I even say anything? hmm And if I plan to be going somewhere for the day she gets all mopey before I even say I'm going somewhere.
And Levi is so much more fun, and smart and playful than I ever imagined a bird could be.I had no idea how intelligent and personable these little guys can be. I also knew that some keets could talk but I wasn't counting on the fact that he would and now he does smile
All in all they both go way beyond my expectations. I guess I lucked out with both of them.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 09:46 AM

And they lucked out with you, also. You know, I think that pet "owners" for the most part are pretty special.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 10:48 AM

Aw thanks Carl smile
Posted by: val313

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 12:12 PM

Well Louie was my first keet outside my parents house. He/she (still not sure) is very sweet. I kinda expected a stand-offish bird. And Louie totally loves to cuddle. Peeps was my greatest suprise. I did not want to keep her. I was just doing a favor for a friend and had planned to re-home her. But she quickly won us both over with her crazy antics and spunky personality. She will forever have been my favorite bird.
Basil was exactly what I expected. Spunky, nosey, busy and chatty. Edgar is totally opposite. I thought he would act more like a parakeet but he is very much like a little old man. He is the most calm and "whatever" bird I have owned. He really has this laid back attitude.

Patches well.. he is very odd. The screaming thing is not what I expected. I truely am having a hard time bonding too him. However, he loves my husband.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 01:02 PM

My son had Boo for a few months an he was completely trained by the time he was given to us. From the start, he was MY little companion. He was sweet at times and extremely stubborn other times. He was a smart as can be, and always sensed when someone wasn't feeling well. He quickly won over my husband. The first thing hubby did when he came home from work was give Boo a kiss. Hubby had so much trouble leaving for work in the morning because Boo wouldn't get off of his shoulder.
We'd lay in bed early in the morning and wait for that first little chirp. Boo always let us know it was time to get out of the cage. Biggest problem, he hated going back to his cage.
We had 4 years of joy with him and I miss him more and more each day. He's buried in front of my house and we talk to him everyday. My neighbors must think i'm crazy as they watch me talk to the grass. LOL
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/02/09 01:05 PM

Originally Posted By: val313
Patches well.. he is very odd. The screaming thing is not what I expected. I truely am having a hard time bonding too him. However, he loves my husband.
Strange, eh? Is your husband willing to spend time training Patches? Then he (the bird) can transfer his affection to you eventually, although I'd hoped that Louie, Edgar, and Basil would straighten him out! smile
Posted by: val313

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/08/09 07:07 PM

So it seems like this has died off a bit.
Well I will try for a new question.
Do you celebrate Valentines day or do you think its a waste of time and another ploy to get our money?
Posted by: guess what?

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/08/09 07:38 PM

of course its a ploy to get our money, but depending on who your spending you time with it canbe worth it.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/08/09 09:23 PM

OMG I just realized but save one, I have managed to find myself single each Valentines, mind you this may be due to the fact that other than sleeping/hibernating and watching the telly I rarely leave the house in February.

Anyway I think it is a cute holiday. Personally if I was with someone special I would love to even get a poem or a hand made card and some gift that was more sentimental than pricey.

What I do find over the top is (from when I worked in jewelery) parents would bring in 13 yr old to by their girlfriend gold..call me cheap but what???!!!
Firstly how about some chocolate or a teddy bear and second gold bracelets in grade 8 for a girlfriend etc, am I old fashioned, how can a parent support this. I thought they needed their heads checked.

Really though it is a fun day if you are attached, depressing day if you are alone, a horrible day to wed on in my opinion but each to their own.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 07:14 AM

In the past, I'd buy one cute and one sexy Valentine card for hubby. I'd buy the boxer with hearts and a box of candy. He'd buy me flowers, and perfume. I never got candy because he felt that chocolate was too fattening. I'd also buy my 3 kids a small box of chocolate (which I ended up sampling).
THOSE WERE THE DAYS. Now, I realize that cards, candy, flowers, perfume are just too darn expensive. This year, MIke and I are going to a very casual BYOB restaurant with friends and back to the house for a Bailey's Irish Cream cake, fruit and coffee.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 07:47 AM

Marge and I do usually observe the day, as we do most other occasions. And I think we are both creative and romantic in our approaches. Yet, it doesn't take the "special" days for these things to happen. And sometimes, the special thing that occurs on the traditional day would not be so considered by others.

Yes, I'll create a card for Marge for Valentines (and her birthday on 2/22), and yes, there will be chocolate (we both like it), and probably flowers (but today we're digging up some rose bushes and putting them in a different location, and her Mom was talking about roses at Walmart and how inexpensive, and Marge was talking about how short time they last).

But the main "gift" for Valentines AND Marge's birthday is the fitness program for the Wii that we got Marge when we got a refund on our escrow account.

One thing Marge would definitely like - maybe I can give her later in the year: a massage from a really good masseur or masseuse (like at a spa).
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 08:54 AM

My husband and I exchange cards and chocolates.
We used to go out for a meal every year, but it's almost impossible to get a table, and it's just too busy even if one is available, so we don't do that any more smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 10:16 AM

There's a nice upscale (at reasonable costs) restaurant where Marge and I like to go on special occasions, but she has to go out of town for a continuing ed course that she can't get at the hospital where she works, that is on that day. Maybe that's one reason why we're not so legalistic about what specific days the romance happens - as a nurse, often she works on holidays.
Posted by: val313

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:10 PM

We are going to skip it this year. We had some huge marriage issues that resulted in a year of counseling. So instead of Valentines day we are celebrating the next weekend. It was the weekend that we decided to get our marriage back on track and stay together instead of getting divorced. I think that this will be our "valentines" tradition from now on. We are doing really good now and feel like we need to celebrate that day.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:17 PM

Congrats to you and hubby for not giving up and seeking counseling. I think your new tradition sounds perfect.

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:17 PM

Originally Posted By: val313
We are doing really good now and feel like we need to celebrate that day.
How wonderful --- happy for you both! smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:26 PM

Yes, Val. I agree with the others. I congratulate you and your hubby. The day is special to the two of you.

December 8th was the day of Marge's and my first date, and so we chose December 8th as our wedding date (the following year - it took that long for me to talk her into marriage; both of us feared marriage would ruin a wonderful relationship).

I think the true inner meaning of romance is communication. Chocolates and other things can be nice, but it is the drawing closer together in our understanding and desire to "be there" for the other, that is what romance claims to be. IMO.

May our hearts always be open to romance and magic. And may we always be willing to receive love - even when we feel like we don't deserve it. We do. And so does our mate (at least, when they've paid their penance - just joking!).
Posted by: val313

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:29 PM

Paid Penance- Love it!

Don't get me wrong I like the idea of Valentines day. Its a great holiday for kids and who doesnt like a box of chocolates now and again. In fact I am enjoying some hersheys kisses while recovering from a cold. Ah.. the power of chocolate!
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 02:43 PM

Maybe that should be tomorrow's question? What do you think about the power of chocolate? What is your favorite chocolate, and in what or with what? On some other board, maybe even "on what?" LOL.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 04:20 PM

Truffles are my favorite. Give me a hot fudge sundae with vanilla ice cream. Oh, you can add gooey nuts, caramel, butterscotch syrup, marshamallow, whipped cream and lots of hot fudge.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 04:27 PM

Would you believe that there are some Dairy Queen restaurants that don't know how to make a german chocolate blizzard? Marge gladly educates them.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 04:43 PM

My poor hubby can't eat chocolate. He's a chocoholic. When I'm angry with him, I put a Hersey's kiss in his lunch bag.
I'm so bad.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 04:50 PM

Can't stop? Or breaks him out? Or turns him into a strange creature?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 04:59 PM

He is a strange creature, but he gets severe heartburn.
Posted by: ___JA

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 05:35 PM

Mmmmmm....chocolate....-drools-
I love chocolate. WAY too much. For Christmas I got a 1 pound bar of molding chocolate, and, well, I haven't made many molds with it. :P
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
He is a strange creature, but he gets severe heartburn.

Chocolate relaxes the stomach sphinctor and allows the acid back into the oesophagus.
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
.. a german chocolate blizzard ..

What is this??? confused
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:18 PM

"This blizzard is like a whipped up sundae with vanilla ice cream, coconut, pecans, and hot fudge sauce, mixed all together, and eaten with a spoon." I usually order a vanilla malted milk shake, so I had to ask Marge to describe the blizzard, PDM. I asked her what makes it "german chocolate" as opposed to "hot fudge." She explained to me that german chocolate, as in a german chocolate cake, is with pecans and coconut. I surely wouldn't know.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:35 PM

So, PDM, should I tell MIke that chocolate is good for him. He'll be delighted. LOL
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:38 PM

Originally Posted By: luv my bird
So, PDM, should I tell MIke that chocolate is good for him. He'll be delighted. LOL

No! It's bad for him (and for me, too, unfortunately)!
Posted by: PDM

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 06:40 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
"This blizzard is like a whipped up sundae with vanilla ice cream, coconut, pecans, and hot fudge sauce, mixed all together, and eaten with a spoon."...

Mmm! Thank you. Sounds very nice, (except for the pecans).
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 07:14 PM

Chocolate is definitely one of the things that triggers his acid reflux. Life can be cruel. He loves chocolate so much and I can take it or leave it.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/09/09 07:28 PM

Marge was interested in the topic and what y'all had said, so I read her all the comments starting with Val's comments about the kisses.

Do any of you watch the Food Network and the shows on there? On a program last night, one of the early Challenges (back when Iron Chef Bobby Flay had a baby face, Marge said), one secret ingredient was coconut and the other chocolate. One chef - I think the challenger, who was a top Pastry Chef, talked about how a particular (British, I think) type of salt made the chocolate more enhanced in flavor (sweeter? more "chocolatey?").

Interesting things watching these things.

My buddy Argyll has a very interesting blog about how a chef puts dishes together.
Posted by: val313

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 09:32 AM

I dearly love chocolate. For me I crave it off and on. It is more of a comfort food for me. Not sure why. I try to limit myself to only a small piece or two. However, if I have had a really bad day I have been know to eat an entire bag of Dove milk chocolate caramel squares! So not good for you.

Salt does add to the flavor of Chocolate. You can see that it is added to most chocolate recipies. Not sure exactly what it does but I have tried it. I tried a recipie without salt and the same one with and there was a small difference.
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 11:06 AM

I like the ones that have nuts in them. I'm not sure if they're Dove, though.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 11:44 AM

I've never had Godiva chocolate. Is it good?
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 01:04 PM

I don't think I have, either. The name makes me think of long-haired beauties riding horses, though.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 01:07 PM

Eating chocolate????
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 02:35 PM

Of course.
Posted by: LordsLady

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 03:15 PM

Godiva chocolate is overrated. I do love the Dove chocolates though...especially the dark ones.

But I think this Valentine's Day my hubby will give me flowers instead of chocolates.

Blessings,

Emilie
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 03:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
one secret ingredient was coconut and the other chocolate.
I have a recipe for cookies with BOTH! slurp slurp yum yum -- sort of like "Mounds" bars -- let me know if you want the recipe...

Going to eat chocolate now -- I hear Snickers bars calling me...... smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 03:32 PM

Marge went out to fill a prescription for her Mom, and to get some sinus medicine for us. And she got several kinds of chocolate for us, as I've been complaining at night. Ferrero Rocher, which I love; chocolate over macadamia nuts for Marge; and chocolate over cashews for me.

I'm feeling like I'm getting the flu - all achy, so not much sounds good to me at the moment.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: LordsLady
Godiva chocolate is overrated. I do love the Dove chocolates though...especially the dark ones.

But I think this Valentine's Day my hubby will give me flowers instead of chocolates.

Blessings,

Emilie



Nay Nay, I must disagree emphatically on the GODiva of chocolates, it is exquisite. 80% cocoa mmmmmmmm.
Quality tastes good.

Although Lindt also makes a 75% dark that is dreamy. This Dove that you speak of I must try some, who sells it?

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 04:41 PM

You can buy Dove at any drug store, supermarket, KMart or WalMart. Pretty much, anywhere. Dove ice cream bars are also delish and yummo.
I grew up eating Whitmans chocolate. It's satisfying when you need a chocolate fix. I like the box of mixed chocolates. I used to throw away the chocolate covered cherry. Obviously, my least favorite.
Has anyone tasted the chocolates with liquor inside?
Posted by: Carl

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 04:56 PM

Yep. My first wife used to send me rum balls and bourbon balls aboard ship, during my first cruise.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: What is your favorite internet activity? - 02/10/09 05:00 PM

Okay did Dove make it to Canada cos' i think bar of soap mmmm mmm tasty!!! lol What colour packaging?

Not Whitmans but I love these Brandy Beans we get

http://www.germandeli.com/096311445517.html from a local European store.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Been away for a few days.... - 02/10/09 05:00 PM

Is the question about chocolate? LOL! Or are we due for a new one?
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Been away for a few days.... - 02/10/09 05:03 PM

I just got stuck nom nom nom chocolate =goooood.

Go ahead ask away!
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

New Question!! - 03/21/09 06:12 PM

Ooh its been a while since someone posted a question!

Ok, lets see....what to ask???


March 21, 2009...a deep question....LOL, not really!


When you take a shower/bath what is the first body part you wash? (popped into my head I guess since I just took a shower a little while ago :P)


I start lathering up my tummy.
Posted by: Carl

Re: New Question!! - 03/21/09 07:58 PM

My chest and arms and underarms, and then downward, and then after rinsing, I shampoo my hair. I was going to say, "Whatever body part she wants me to wash!" But then I thought about the "little ears."
Posted by: BLR

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 10:46 AM

I shampoo my hair first - then stand under the running hot water for a while - then continue.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 12:36 PM

I start with muh hair, shampoo...etc
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 01:18 PM

legs first.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

New Question!! - 03/29/09 01:42 PM

Anyone got a new question for today? smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 02:07 PM

New Question:

If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be??
Posted by: ___JA

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 02:10 PM

GREAT question!
Hmmm.... who would I want to meet...
Possibly Edward David Thoreau.
But no, I'd like to meet T.A. Barron, an author who's writing has inspired me without an end.
Posted by: CassandraM_89

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 02:39 PM

I would want to meet my grandfather's grandmother, She was a full blooded Cherokee Indian and I find that fascinating
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 02:44 PM

I'd like to meet with Jesus.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: New Question!! - 03/29/09 03:25 PM

Wow -- these are such interesting and thought-provoking answers...

I suppose I'd like to meet Abraham Lincoln & William Shakespeare.
Posted by: BLR

Who would you like to meet - dead or alive - 03/29/09 03:28 PM

I would like to spend time with Carl Sagan
Posted by: ___JA

Re: Who would you like to meet - dead or alive - 03/29/09 03:39 PM

Now that's someone I'd like to spend an afternoon talking with!
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Who would you like to meet - dead or alive - 03/30/09 02:24 PM

OMG the Bard, the Bard, dang it!!!! I didn't even think of that.

Oh I guess Jesus trumps Shakespeare but still, how about having 10 living or dead over for a dinner that would have been a less painful selection process.
Posted by: BLR

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 12:52 PM

When do you put water on your toothbrush

before the toothpaste
after the toothpaste
not until after you brush


my answer - not until after I brush
Posted by: ___JA

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 12:54 PM

Before I brush my teeth, I thoroughly rinse the whole toothbrush and the head especially well. Well, that's OCD for you! laugh
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 01:27 PM

i put water on before and after toothpaste. also during the brushing and after i am done i rinse it. i like it really bubbly. hehe.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 01:39 PM

I have a special paste , you are not supposed to rinse it etc. just spit, but i can't help it, so after is the answer just to wash it.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 06:09 PM

laugh


I wet my toothbrush before I put the paste on and then after to rinse it clean.
Posted by: Kirby&Yoshi

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 06:31 PM

I rinse mine before I use it and then after Im done brushing.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 07:05 PM

I put water on before toothpaste after toothpaste, during brushing and when done brushing rinse brush well. And rinse mouth duh lol
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: When do you put water on your toothbrush - 03/31/09 09:27 PM

If you could have your budgie(s) understand one phrase what would it be?

oh and Good Budgies, eat you lettuce before bed is 3 phrases, before we end up with the longest run on compound sentences in the whole forum lol.
Posted by: BLR

what would you want you keet to understand - 03/31/09 09:35 PM

Probably - you can get out of your cage if you want
Posted by: CassandraM_89

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 03/31/09 11:05 PM

I love you and would never hurt you so you can trust me lol
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 09:20 AM

u cheater thats 3!! lols
Posted by: CassandraM_89

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 12:07 PM

but its all in one sentence :P
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 12:43 PM

I have agree completely with what Kassie wrote. If only we could let them know that we don't want to hurt them and we can be trusted.
Posted by: CassandraM_89

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 12:54 PM

smile
Posted by: baby blue

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 01:21 PM

you won't melt if you come out, so play nice, and don't hack the baby, see, (s)he loves you!
does that count? lol
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 01:25 PM

agree with kassie and lmb. i would LOVE for my birds to trust me. especially Sky right now, since she is so playful by herself. would be kool to play with her outside of the cage.
Posted by: kksuns

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 02:12 PM

DON"T bite my neck! lol
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 02:41 PM

Don't chew books -- puhleeeeeze?
Posted by: Kirby&Yoshi

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 03:37 PM

I wont hurt you, or I love you. laugh
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 03:41 PM

haha hack the baby? What?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 04:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Coco's Mama
haha hack the baby? What?
LOL! Yikes! Let's all assume she meant "ack" at the baby, shall we? :P
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/01/09 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: Pudgie's mom
Originally Posted By: Coco's Mama
haha hack the baby? What?
LOL! Yikes! Let's all assume she meant "ack" at the baby, shall we? :P


Agreed! grin

Mine would be: I love you Coco.

I guess I should give an answer too.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/02/09 07:03 AM

Please stop throwing your seeds all over the place and stop picking your poops its gross...lol!
Posted by: CaseyJuly

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/02/09 09:20 AM

Yeah, that I am NOT going to hurt her...adopting a keet is HARD WORK!!!!!!
Posted by: NanaT

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/02/09 09:55 AM

That I think they are beautiful creatures and would never hurt them.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 04/02/09 11:18 AM

Okay hmm someone , I think the question of the daysss needs to be changed lolz.

Anyone?
Posted by: CassandraM_89

What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/02/09 11:49 AM

I choose an eagle, strong, majestic and free smile
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/02/09 02:05 PM

i am infatuated by TIGERS, so i will say a TIGER. i love being outside as well and tigers live in the wide open world of nature. they are also strong and courageous.

i actually have a tattoo on my wrist that says TigeR. i am also going to get tiger eyes to cover a certain tattoo that i got when i was 18 which stretched out when i was pregnant. laugh looks funny now.

Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/03/09 09:08 PM

Oh wow, I love tigers too! smile

I would love to be a dolphin! I have always loved dolphins, they are so beautiful, fast and intelligent. Also, I love to swim and I would love to swim and play in the ocean all day.
__________________
Posted by: NanaT

Re: What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/03/09 09:17 PM

I wouldn't mind being a parakeet. Your beautiful, small, you can fly, sing, and talk. Your food is brought fresh to you every day. And you get new things to play with more often that Christmas presents!
lol
Posted by: CassandraM_89

Re: What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/03/09 10:40 PM

Unless someone clips your wings smirk
Posted by: SweetBirdies

Re: What animal would you want to be reborn as? - 04/03/09 11:48 PM

hey C&G... that is so ironic that you say dolphin. i have all kinds of dolphin figurines and things in my living room. that is actually my first tattoo and it got stretched. so i'm gunna get it covered with tiger eyes. not sure when tho. but i wouldn't want to be a dolphin for the fear of poachers and sharks. altho to beach is one of my fave places.

parakeet is a good one teana. i like your reasons. what else could a bird ask for. wink
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

May 20, 2009 - 05/19/09 11:23 PM

New Question...May 20, 2009


When you're feeling stressed what is one thing that you do that helps you feel better.
Can be serious or silly.

Mine is silly...I go into my bedroom, close the door, put on one of my favorite CD's, turn the volume up and dance like a loca in the full length bedroom mirror!
Hehehe...it helps make a stressful situation a little bit lighter. Its good excercise too. smile

Although each stressful situation is different and can call for a different method to help I find that this is one always can make me feel better. Yeah, I am silly, I know.
Posted by: Carl

Re: May 20, 2009 - 05/19/09 11:44 PM

I will often go outside and watch nature in action. Or interact with the cat who owns me. Animals are good at sensing your mood and can actually be quite comforting. I think petting and caring for an animal improves the heart rate and calms the spirit.
Posted by: Dixie&Miss' Mama

Re: May 20, 2009 - 05/20/09 04:21 AM

Hmm. I'd love to be cat. Soft fur haha.
lolz. I think a cat is my type of animal ahaha. I really like any kinds of cats :
Siamese, Persian, you name it! smile
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: May 20, 2009 - 05/20/09 04:40 AM

I deal with stress in many ways, but mostly I eat or shop. But I have to say that music also has a calming affect on me. Sometimes, I love to blast my radio and dance, while other times I enjoy a glass of wine and listen to Josh Groban or Placido Domingo. My musical tastes are all over the place.
Lately, I've been sitting in my den and watching the birds and squirrels that come to my deck. I go through a loaf of bread a day to feed them. THAT de-stresses me.
Posted by: Carl

Re: May 20, 2009 - 05/20/09 08:32 AM

Speaking of petting, another way of de-stressing - especially when a man has a wife who spends a lot of time on her feet, as my wife does in 12-hour labor & delivery shifts, are foot rubs.

I don't really enjoy the exfoliating part of it, but following that with the emolient and smoothing lotion truly helps my wife's comfort, and I can put my mind in neutral and just coast.

And the music - putting on a good concert where I don't have to watch the tv screen is also good for relaxing and going with the flow.

As for the birds and squirrels, Marge and her sister Rosanne built a bird and squirrel feeding area for their Mom to watch out her bedroom window. It doesn't take the squirrels long to get the seed bell down from it's hanging place. Greedy little things, but cute.

And she loves the cardinals and even blue birds. Not seen any blue jays yet, which is good, because they are such bullies!
Posted by: Carl

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 08:58 AM

In an honors English class (years ago), our assignment was to write instructions on how to tie a shoe lace. It was quite funny to see how badly this can turn out. Also, it was quite instructive to see how difficult it is to put into words that another can follow, tasks that have become second nature.

How would you word it?

Or are there other things that you thought would be very simple, but turned out to be much more difficult than you thought?
Posted by: Chocoemilk

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 09:18 AM

Make a loop with one end, wrap the other end around it and pull a loop through, tighten.
Posted by: Carl

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 09:33 AM

Fairly good. But picture someone following your directions, and only your directions (rather than what they have learned to make their fingers do). Pull a loop through what? Tighten how?
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 10:29 AM

Hold one end of each shoe lace in each hand.

Then cross them...making an X with them.

Grab one of the laces and pass it under the other one and pull tightly.

Take one of the laces and fold it in half(make it look like a bunny ear)keeping laces taute.

Grab the other lace and wrap it around the folded one (the bunny eared one) then grab it in the middle after pulling it around the already folded lace.

Bend that into a loop and pull it thru making a bow.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Is that understandable?


Posted by: Chocoemilk

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 10:31 AM

Right on the money.
Posted by: budgiesrule

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 11:16 AM

buy crocs wink
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 11:25 AM

Originally Posted By: budgiesrule
buy crocs wink


LOL!
Posted by: baby blue

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 05/21/09 01:06 PM

many moons ago, i wrote "hack" at the baby. it appears i have caused some confusion! lol when one of my birds snaps at another... i call it "hacking at". it is almost like a beak can "chop" at another so i started calling it hacking (chopping) make any sense, prob not! lol
Posted by: baby blue

Re: what would you want you keet to understand - 05/21/09 01:15 PM

i have a question... if you could be any flowering plant... what would you be?

i would be foxglove (digitalis-latin). though poisonous...it contains digitalis, what many of todays heart medications are derived from. foxglove can be incredably helpful, amazingly beautiful, but also totally lethal.
Posted by: Carl

Re: tieing a shoe lace - 05/21/09 02:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Coming&Going
Hold one end of each shoe lace in each hand.

Then cross them...making an X with them.

Grab one of the laces and pass it under the other one and pull tightly.

Take one of the laces and fold it in half(make it look like a bunny ear)keeping laces taute.

Grab the other lace and wrap it around the folded one (the bunny eared one) then grab it in the middle after pulling it around the already folded lace.

Bend that into a loop and pull it thru making a bow.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Is that understandable?



Quite good.

I would add one thing: call the first lace that is folded (and held between index finger and thumb) lace 1. After you wrap lace two around the folded lace 1, and bend lace 2 into a loop (with index finger and thumb), push the loop UNDER the wrapped around beginning of lace 2 (with your middle finger). Then, pull the loop through, making a bow.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/21/09 05:35 PM

Originally Posted By: baby blue
i have a question... if you could be any flowering plant... what would you be?

i would be foxglove (digitalis-latin). though poisonous...it contains digitalis, what many of todays heart medications are derived from. foxglove can be incredably helpful, amazingly beautiful, but also totally lethal.



Hehe me thinks you were on the wrong page baby blue. We are at page 20 of this thread now.

We have a question for this day.
The question of the day for today is....tieing a shoe lace ...How would you word it?

Look back at Carls post *points up* post number #367881 - 05/21/09 08:58 AM


That is an interesting question though. Maybe it should be our next question of the day for tomorrow smile

Posted by: ___JA

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/21/09 06:22 PM

Lol tying a shoe lace... You know, I didn't learn how to tie my shoe lace until third grade. I swear, I didn't understand HOW to. People tried to explain, they showed it to me repeatedly, but I just had to have them do it for me. But one day, it was recess, and I was sitting on the bench and I noticed my shoe laces were untied. So, I plopped it up onto the bench and started fiddling. By the end of recess, my shoes were tied! But, to this day, I have never seen anyone else tie the way I do.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/21/09 07:16 PM

Hey, man, if it works, that's what counts. Here's hoping that you bring that attitude to many things in the world that no doubt need a new approach.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/21/09 07:51 PM

Originally Posted By: Justin A
But, to this day, I have never seen anyone else tie the way I do.

Now you got me curious as to how you tie your shoe lace :P
You should video it and share your amazing technique with us smile
Posted by: ___JA

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 12:28 PM

Hahaha, maybe I will! smile
Posted by: lindap23

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 12:37 PM

well I might be strange but I do not tie my shoe laces like everyone else with the bunny ear thing lol. My dad taught me how to tie mine becuase I was not getting it right until I was 6 years old, but here is how I do it. I make 2 I guess bunny ears and the I just fold them like I am making a knott and tada I have shoes tied lol XD. I still do it like that to this day.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 12:54 PM

Yes, I've heard of this method.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Coming&Going
Originally Posted By: Justin A
But, to this day, I have never seen anyone else tie the way I do.

Now you got me curious as to how you tie your shoe lace :P
You should video it and share your amazing technique with us smile


We might be as unsure of what he is doing in a video, as a young child is trying to follow directions that make little sense. The video would need to be in slow motion.

I'd rather see Justin try to put it into words and tell us what he does.
Posted by: Carl

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 12:59 PM

So Baby Blue, is your question next, or was that question used before? Who has the next question?
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Tieing a Shoe lace. - 05/22/09 01:15 PM

I can't answer this, I haven't worn laced shoes in ages. I was never very good at tying shoes anyway.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 02:49 PM

I guess we should do babyblues question next. It is a good one.


If you could be any flowering plant... what would you be?

Hmm, I guess I would say a rose bush. Rose bushes, for the most part are pretty hardy but their roses are also very beautiful and delicate.
I would want to be those roses that are swirled with two different colors...the red and white swirly ones. smile
Posted by: Looney Luna

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 03:03 PM

Gerbera Daisies...they are sooo big, bright and just when you think they are dying, just give them some water and they straighten right back up. Below is a pic of them.

http://dreamingoffireflies.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/gerbera-daisies.jpg
Posted by: Carl

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 03:06 PM

Hmmm. I'll have to think about it. I love gardenias, but that would be too sweet-smelling to be me. And I don't think I'd want to be an exotic orchid. Hydrangeas are pretty and are a different color based on the mineral content (or metal) of the soil. But I think I'd want to be able to control my color to a certain extent, and to have protection (like roses). I wouldn't want to be an entrapment plant.

Maybe a Christmas cactus, but they only bloom once a year.

Marge says there is no flower that is permanent. They bloom and then they die. She notes that silk flowers are "permanent," but they're not real, and they collect dust.

Marge says she'd like to be a magnolia, because it's up in a tree, and squirrels run around and have fun. Or a day lily.

So, I guess I'll just go for beauty and live for the moment. I think I'll be a carnation - not the most beautiful, perhaps, but in a simple way quite lovely and fulfilling. Maybe others would enjoy my input into their lives.
Posted by: Looney Luna

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 04:30 PM

wow, you put a lot of thought into that lol.
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 04:33 PM

I think (hmm think hard!) perhaps maybe a violet. Or a lily. They are both soothing and beautiful flowers smile
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/22/09 05:40 PM

Gerbera, my favourite. They are also called African Daises I believe.

They look like they'd be happy.
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/23/09 06:45 PM

If a mirror could reveal your heart (not your physical heart, but who you are), what would it show?
Posted by: ___JA

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/23/09 08:27 PM

This is an interesting question.
I will answer this, but I need to think of how to answer it. Maybe I'll wait and see some other answers first. smile
Posted by: baby blue

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/23/09 10:13 PM

african dasies are actually a different plant i had thought the same untill i found the seeds. african daisies come in a gorgeous colors. are very hardy and boom well and consistantly for the season. i like to plant them in the front becausse they are so eye catching. (tidy, mid-size plants)
i have only tried gerbs once, but i was further north then.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/24/09 11:06 AM

Oops my bad.
Posted by: PDM

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 12:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Carl
If a mirror could reveal your heart (not your physical heart, but who you are), what would it show?

I think that I am basically very honest & I mean well (and sometimes the two don't go well together).
Often I don't understand why everyone else isn't honest & well-meaning too.
Then I try to understand these other incomprehensible people.
If I am successful in understanding them, then others cannot understand why I might sympathise with dishonest or not-well-meaning people.
It can be very complicated ~ nor not. smile
Posted by: Niki

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 12:45 PM

What a nifty thread/game! Wonder why I didn't spot it before...

Originally Posted By: Carl
If a mirror could reveal your heart (not your physical heart, but who you are), what would it show?


What a difficult question! What of you, Carl?

As for me, it would show the persecuted innocent and children/infants. If there's anything this heart beats for, it's little ones. Honestly, the rest of the mirror would be awfully hard and stubborn. I have no compassion for stupidity and senseless violence, nor for much else. My heart has always been like a mother, I've been told.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 12:56 PM

I think my mirror would break, reflecting other people in pain, my empathy is too strong, to the point of abusing myself , then the other half would be the contradiction that I am of selfishness and be filled.
Posted by: PDM

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 01:09 PM

Yes, I think that we are probably all contradictions of what we think we are, want to be, really are, perceived to be, etc, etc.

It's a difficult question, because we feel that only we, ourselves, really know what is going on inside us, yet only others can really know how we behave to the outside world.

Which is the real me?

Without that mirror it's hard to be sure.
Posted by: tweetymom

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 01:39 PM

I like to think of myself as a caring, humble human being. But I tell ya!!...I think I'm scared to look in that mirror! Who knows what's in there? I AM loving and caring, and I have a large altruistic streak, which gets me in trouble sometimes. Still, who knows??!!
Posted by: lindap23

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 03:05 PM

I do not think that I am that bad of a person. I am very caring and care alot about others but to be honest if you get on my bad side I am not a nice person at all. I can be super mean in those cases.Alot of people say that I am one of those people that could not hurt a fly but then I think I am the total opposite.I do have a mean side but it takes awhile to get me there but if you do there is no turning back. I am also mean if you talk bad about my family because I belive that family comes first above anything else, but this I can honestly say is a hard question because not alot of people actually say what kinda person they are and show what is accurate because we all see people differently.
Posted by: joujou

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 03:30 PM

hi actually i just registred in this forum so i don't know how we proceed to ask questions and get answers .i'll ask you im 25 years old i've never been kissed i've never been in a date it's by choice i just want to be with the one and only .there's a lot of guys around me waiting for just a gesture from me seriously but i've never been interested until this guy i just had a super deeper crush im in love for the first time in my life so i did the first step i wrote him a super sweet note and a gave it to him he texted me at midnight to tell me it touched him and we should go out and start to know each other .but the next day he ignored me completly did i mention we work together so i was confused and in the evening he texted me again to tell me that he was flatered that a girl like me is interested by someone like him but he doesn't deserve me and he was sorry .have you ever seen a 12hours love story.the problem i see him everyday at work he's really nice and loveble with everyone exept me actually i wrote him in the note that i want to have my first kiss ever with him.i mean if in this synical world where we live you find someone sincere and nice and you say no to him you might have a problem.shoul i just ignore him too i know its a very childish thing but i might have 25 yearsand a successful career but im just a 12years old girl at heart .im lost in this men world what should i do tweetymom.thanks a lot if you read this.wish you a lot of love and happiness im jiji by the way.

I have put these posts in a new thread in the correct section:
http://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=368636&#Post368636
PDM
Posted by: tweetymom

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 03:54 PM

Oh my gosh! you are asking the wrong person about this. I am a celibate person and it's been so long since I've even been in a situation like that ..... one thing I might could tell you. I think that it would freak a guy out if you tell them that at 25, you've never been kissed and all that! That's just what I think. Don't know. Maybe there's some people on here that could help you more. Good luck on this.

I have put these posts in a new thread in the correct section:
http://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=368636&#Post368636
PDM
Posted by: baby blue

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 06:18 PM

maybe freaked, maybe not. welcome! if i may say joujou, i am not an "active" person either. i have had a 23 yr marriage. these things are so hard to figure out.men and women do those things, it is human nature. humans have egos, and there are times i am convinced that if egos didn't exist, the worl would be much less tangled! egos prevent people from telling the truth, to themselves or others. i don't want you to be hurt, but, if he dosen't have what it takes to speak to you to your face and explain what he meant... then, he may be right. you deserve everything you would give to someone else, don't let anyone walk on you.
if you have waited this long for the right one... keep waiting, because when you find him, there will be no worries. you will be able to answer your own question because it will be the "right" answer.
let your heart guide you... not take you over.
good luck dear, do what is right for you.

I have put these posts in a new thread in the correct section:
http://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=368636&#Post368636
PDM
Posted by: baby blue

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 06:21 PM

oops i meant "he may NOT be right" don't lower yourself "just because" keep using the wonderful head and heart you have been gifted with.

I have put these posts in a new thread in the correct section:
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PDM
Posted by: baby blue

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 06:52 PM

what would be in the mirror?..... it would show, i think, plants, birds, fishing rods, people who need a reason to smile. there would be a person among the plants, who doesn't think well of herself. because of that, (i think), she is automatically drawn to trying to help everyone else and want to see them all happy. oh yeah, the mirror probably be rattling from the base pounding from a large sub woofer and loud rock music!
Posted by: tealcandtina

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/24/09 07:42 PM

I am a nasturtium, spicy , colorful abundant growth , grows best in crummy soil!
Posted by: kksuns

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/24/09 07:44 PM

OMG baby blue, take away the fishing rod and i think it might be me in the mirror!I was thinking along the same lines as what you said as I was reading everyone else's replies. Very weird! LOL In place of the fishing rod there would be a Harley.My 2 boys and my husband are also major parts of who I am and what keeps my heart beating. And I could never be complete without my dog at my side smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:30 AM

Originally Posted By: PDM
Originally Posted By: Carl
If a mirror could reveal your heart (not your physical heart, but who you are), what would it show?

I think that I am basically very honest & I mean well (and sometimes the two don't go well together).
Often I don't understand why everyone else isn't honest & well-meaning too.
Then I try to understand these other incomprehensible people.
If I am successful in understanding them, then others cannot understand why I might sympathise with dishonest or not-well-meaning people.
It can be very complicated ~ nor not. smile


How well I understand this, PDM. This is a very insightful post!

I also have to stop and think before I speak (write). It's similar to one of the steps of the 12-step recovery programs - making amends except when to do so harms others.

But it is complicated. Sometimes it may be important to say what's on one's heart, even when it may cause unease or even reveal one's own "splinters in the eye."

But when the heart is basically a loving, caring one - such as yours, PDM, I think the outcome is going to be good ultimately.
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:34 AM

Originally Posted By: Niki
What a nifty thread/game! Wonder why I didn't spot it before...

Originally Posted By: Carl
If a mirror could reveal your heart (not your physical heart, but who you are), what would it show?


What a difficult question! What of you, Carl?

As for me, it would show the persecuted innocent and children/infants. If there's anything this heart beats for, it's little ones. Honestly, the rest of the mirror would be awfully hard and stubborn. I have no compassion for stupidity and senseless violence, nor for much else. My heart has always been like a mother, I've been told.


My childhood and life have been difficult (and joyful also, thankfully). My heart reaches out to people in their reality. Sometimes the reality is not pretty, but to change the Martina McBride song just a bit, love them [do it] anyway.

I think my heart remains open to love and to be loved. This was my prayer during my darkest hour, and God answered my prayer.
Posted by: PDM

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:37 AM

I can but hope. smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:38 AM

Originally Posted By: PDM
Yes, I think that we are probably all contradictions of what we think we are, want to be, really are, perceived to be, etc, etc.

It's a difficult question, because we feel that only we, ourselves, really know what is going on inside us, yet only others can really know how we behave to the outside world.

Which is the real me?

Without that mirror it's hard to be sure.


So true, PDM. I have a LONG poem where the writer talks about the different aspects of ourselves - what we actually are, what we want to be, how we see ourselves, how others see us, and so on. And it talks about the facades we hide behind because we are frightened to have anyone know us as we really are (or think we are), but we long nonetheless for someone to both know us and appreciate us.

Perhaps the best mirror is the smile (or other expression of appreciation) of someone to whom you have shown love and caring.
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:42 AM

Originally Posted By: joujou
hi actually i just registred in this forum so i don't know how we proceed to ask questions and get answers .i'll ask you im 25 years old i've never been kissed i've never been in a date it's by choice i just want to be with the one and only .there's a lot of guys around me waiting for just a gesture from me seriously but i've never been interested until this guy i just had a super deeper crush im in love for the first time in my life so i did the first step i wrote him a super sweet note and a gave it to him he texted me at midnight to tell me it touched him and we should go out and start to know each other .but the next day he ignored me completly did i mention we work together so i was confused and in the evening he texted me again to tell me that he was flatered that a girl like me is interested by someone like him but he doesn't deserve me and he was sorry .have you ever seen a 12hours love story.the problem i see him everyday at work he's really nice and loveble with everyone exept me actually i wrote him in the note that i want to have my first kiss ever with him.i mean if in this synical world where we live you find someone sincere and nice and you say no to him you might have a problem.shoul i just ignore him too i know its a very childish thing but i might have 25 yearsand a successful career but im just a 12years old girl at heart .im lost in this men world what should i do tweetymom.thanks a lot if you read this.wish you a lot of love and happiness im jiji by the way.

I have put these posts in a new thread in the correct section:
http://www.wineintro.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=368636&#Post368636
PDM


Joujou, welcome to the board. I'll post a response in the section that PDM moved it to (probably the romance section).

I went to another state for the wedding of a favorite uncle to a wonderful lady - Sunday and Monday, so I'm sorry I'm just now seeing these wonderful posts.
Posted by: Carl

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:44 AM

It's probably time for a new question. Anyone? I don't want to monopolize the questions.

P.S. I quoted and responded to a few of the posts on the previous page. I have been away for a couple of days, to attend a family wedding.
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 07:47 AM

Sometimes our hearts can get us into trouble, cant they?!

Sometimes we need to be careful what our heart might be telling us to do.
A scripture that comes to my mind from the book of Jeremiah chapter 17, in verse 9.. "The heart is more treacherous than anything else and is desperate. Who can know it?"

So it wise to not trust the heart at times. For the most part it wants to lead us in the right direction but we are all imperfect and make many mistakes sometimes acting on an impulse.

Thinking of all the possible consequences, good and bad..as the result of the actions we might take because of what the heart is telling us to do can help in making the right decision.

I love all the hearts in this forum. Such a loving and caring bunch. smile

Posted by: Looney Luna

Re: a mirror that shows your heart - 05/26/09 10:30 AM

If you had a party and could invite any 5 people...living or dead, who would those people be and why?
Posted by: Looney Luna

Re: Question of the day! - 05/26/09 10:37 AM

I would invite
1. my Mom (I miss her, she died 2 yrs ago),
2. Jesus(because he's Jesus and he can supply the wine..he he..just kidding)
3. my Grandmother (I would love to be able to talk to her, she died when I was 6)
4. Walt Disney (Disney has been such a huge influence for me growing up..I LOVE Disney everything)
5. President Obama (so Jesus can tell him what needs to be done)
Posted by: Toastys MaMa

Tuesday 5-26-09 If you had a party... - 05/26/09 10:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Loony Luna
If you had a party and could invite any 5 people...living or dead, who would those people be and why?



Good question. smile




Posted by: Carl

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Looney Luna
If you had a party and could invite any 5 people...living or dead, who would those people be and why?


1. My wife, Marge, who is full of life and love and fun. She loves music, sports, and is intelligent without being obnoxious. Everyone who meets her likes her.

2. Marge's son, Sean, who besides being fun, would always have my back. Although he is much taller than me (and bigger), he once cried on my chest. He is like my son.

3. Marge's son, Patrick, who is the beer connoisseur, tells some very funny Irish jokes about "Murphy," and along with Sean, if the party get slow we could play some Liar's Dice.

4. Marge's son, Paul, who could join with Sean and Patrick in singing Bohemian Rhapsody.

5. My daughter, who goes by the name, biff, who brags that she drank me under the table at a Bears of San Francisco beer bash.

Also, although it exceeds my limit of 5, I'd invite several friends I met on this board.
Posted by: ___JA

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 05:26 PM

Good question!

1. Albert Einstein. I would absolutely love to have theoretical debates with this intelligent man, it would prove incredibly interesting.
2. Henry David Thoreau, one of my favorite poets. A wise man for sure. His works fascinate me.
3. Robert Frost, another wise man. Also one of my favorite poets. Perhaps one of my favorites and also extremely famous for writing 'The Road Not Taken', an excellent and very meaningful poem to me.
4. Emery, my great grand father. Unfortunately, he died a few years before I was born, and I never was able to meet him. But from pictures and the countless stories my grandfather has to tell me about him, a great man.
5. Walt Disney, probably one of the most inspirational men in history. Do I need say why? His creativity has sparked joy and wonder in the hearts of countless people.

And there are more... But it exceeds my limit of five. We should have 10! :P
Posted by: Carl

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 05:48 PM

Did they all like to party?
Posted by: ___JA

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 05:52 PM

Actually, I don't like to party, so if I were to host a party and invite them, it'd be more or less...not your average party. Perhaps we'd sit around, drink some tea, discuss philosophy and literature and have some good laughs. That's my idea of a party. smile
Posted by: Carl

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 06:29 PM

I like that, also, but I call that a jam session. Inviting to a party has a slightly different meaning for me than inviting to party.

Nonetheless, partying certainly does not require one to do what one does not want to do.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 07:37 PM

Hmmm, Shakespeare, Stalin, Mother Teresa, Warhol and Judge Judy, let the games begin!
Posted by: Carl

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 07:49 PM

What a mix! LOL

Kierkegaard, Da Vinci, Frost, and Gandhi; plus Linda Ronstadt for diversion.
Posted by: baby blue

Re: May 22, '09 Friday If you could be any flowering.. - 05/26/09 08:21 PM

noooo, not bad!!!! enjoying anything to do with gardening... gooood!!! always remember, "a rose by any other name, would smell as sweet"!
Posted by: baby blue

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 09:00 PM

oooohhhhh, i would invite.....

1- j.r.r. tolkien- he was/is the most phenominal and best author ever and an intelliget fellow who enjoyed good company and a good debate.
2- robert bateman- very down to earth and easy going. he is extremly soft spoken and yet is a huge voice in the fight to stop killing the earth. (we had a fantastic talk while he signed my books, would love to spend more time with him)
3- charles darwin- i would be fascinated to hear his theory right from his own mouth. what would it be like, i wonder, to be him as he is introduced to "modern" man? plus...i'm sure he and tolkien would get along spledidly!!!
4- jim henson- the ultimate creator of laughs! hehehe (animal and floyd would be hoot!!) unending imagination and positive thinking.
5- my little brother. he is chronicaly funny, not shy when he is relaxed, the one that can get everyone there in fits of helpless giggling, and keep it up. non judgemental and prone to crazy ideas. the party guy! (plus, he is pretty big... he can moonlight as bouncer! haha)
Posted by: tealcandtina

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 10:18 PM

1. Bruce Lee, so he can kick bootie
2. Dave Batista, cuz he looks good in a tight sweater
3. Charles Barkley, you know why
4. Beth Phoenix, she is awesome
5. Tom Jones, we need more testosterone
Hey you said party!!!
6. Yul Brenner, more testosterone!

Posted by: tealcandtina

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/26/09 10:21 PM

ok one more! Chuck Norris not because of his acting skills!
Posted by: PDM

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/27/09 05:14 AM

Originally Posted By: tealcandtina
ok one more! Chuck Norris not because of his acting skills!

My son and his pal have bought all his stuff on video and they have Chuck-Norris-video-watching weekends ~ same with Magnum & Miami Vice.
Posted by: PDM

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 05/27/09 05:17 AM

Party of five?

It would have to be six:

My husband
My three kids
My Mum
My late Dad

There are other relatives I'd love to see again, too ~ especially my uncle.
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 08/23/09 06:53 PM

I want to get this going again smile
Seems fun!

It's August 23rd LOL.

Question -

What band have you listened to ~the most!~ in the past month?
Posted by: Kirby&Yoshi

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 08/23/09 07:16 PM

Hawthorne Heights.
Posted by: baby blue

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 08/23/09 10:27 PM

metallica
pearljam
cat stevens
alice in chains
eagles
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: who'd you invite to party? - 08/24/09 06:18 AM

Sia, Metric, Cyndi Lauper, Rolling Stones lol.
Posted by: BLR

What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/24/09 09:05 AM

just changed the subject
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/24/09 02:01 PM

I'm on a David Gilmour kick (he was with Pink Floyd) lately...
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/24/09 04:04 PM

Ok

Next day~

Question ---
What lightbulbs do you use?
Do you save energy?
How?
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/25/09 10:03 AM

bump.
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/25/09 03:05 PM

(bump)
Posted by: DaMostLoved

Re: What band have you listened to the most, lately - 08/25/09 03:20 PM

I do conserve energy...I use those light bulbs that look sort of spiraly, can't remember the name right now. But they say conserv-energy right on them... I also save energy by only turning lights on in the room I am in at the moment and turning off all others... It might not be much, but every lil bit helps!
Posted by: **mattie**

Re: How do you conserve energy? - 08/25/09 03:22 PM

That's a good start.

I use and conserve energy and it might be a little problem today for us two ---
we can't remember what kind it is though!

Posted by: crazzycat

Re: How do you conserve energy? - 09/15/09 12:56 AM

I like a lot of light to be but always try to save energy
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: How do you conserve energy? - 09/15/09 09:05 AM

What are your budgie(s) doing as you type your answer?
Posted by: Love My Budgies

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 09:23 AM

Juji is napping in her cage & Bella is on my left shoulder beak grinding - she's also probably going to nap soon. grin
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 10:07 AM

My monsters are on top of their cage scarfing down a plate of chopped veggies and rice i just gave them.
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 10:09 AM

LOL monsters? How big a plate do they get?
Posted by: kksuns

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 10:25 AM

Yep little monsters! LOL
Actually it's not exactly a plate. It's a tupperware lid! haha
Posted by: Puds

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 11:00 AM

Hmmm puddles is chewing on her fleece perch. First she has stayed on it for more then a few seconds!
Posted by: Coco's Mama

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 12:38 PM

So far we have 2 eating vs 1 napping hehe.
Posted by: DaMostLoved

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 02:10 PM

My 3 are just relaxing on their perches, chirping to each other and preening..
Posted by: BijousMom85

Re: Question of the day! - 09/15/09 02:28 PM

Bijou is preening and then stopping to bite her toy, and then continuing:P
Posted by: Armando

Re: Question of the day! - 01/12/10 09:09 AM

Chatting my ear off!!
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Question of the day! - 01/25/10 10:46 PM

My parakeets are snugly asleep, tucked in for the night!
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Question of the day! - 11/13/11 02:28 AM

I was the last poster, so I think it's my turn to post a new question!

What is the last thing you ate before reading this message?

I had some apple slices with peanut butter.
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