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Title: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 24 06 10:35
I was getting worried as this had so far been the first time I had entered this site and not found you on line  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 12:16
Sorry about that, Gopher.  I've been a little under the  weather so I've been resting on my day off.  I'll hang around for a while though.  There are some interesting topics today to catch up on.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 01:11
kitten wrote:
Sorry about that, Gopher.  I've been a little under the  weather so I've been resting on my day off.  I'll hang around for a while though.  There are some interesting topics today to catch up on.
 [FONT color=#40007f]To misquote Robert Browning "Kitten's on DS - all's right with the world".[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 04:52
Thank you so much, kind sir!    (curtsying deeply while blushing)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 10:17
kitten wrote:
Thank you so much, kind sir!    (curtsying deeply while blushing)
 [FONT color=#40007f]Sir?[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 10:18
Madame?????
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 10:24
kitten wrote:
 Madame?????[/DIV]
 How dare you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 10:41
  Then "Sir" is the appropriate address.  Unless it gives you that feeling of antiquity that you are trying so desperately to avoid.    [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt=Ummm src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_12_5.gif[/img][/A]  Never mind, you're still a youngster!





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 10:49
kitten wrote:
   Then "Sir" is the appropriate address.  Unless it gives you that feeling of antiquity that you are trying so desperately to avoid.    [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt=Ummm src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_12_5.gif[/img][/A]  Never mind, you're still a youngster!

No siree. It's against my testimony to equality - but yes (sigh) I really am a youngster.



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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 11:09
Gopher wrote:
 
No siree. It's against my testimony to equality - but yes (sigh) I really am a youngster.

I was thinking of "sir" as an honorific, not a pejorative.  I'll try to avoid it in future.  OK, kiddo?

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 11:15
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 
No siree. It's against my testimony to equality - but yes (sigh) I really am a youngster.

I was thinking of "sir" as an honorific, not a pejorative.  I'll try to avoid it in future.  OK, kiddo?

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  That will do very nicely gracious lady
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 11:33
Oh my.........you are too kind!  Usually I am referred to as "miserable old bat".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 26 06 12:16
kitten wrote:
 Oh my.........you are too kind!  Usually I am referred to as "miserable old bat".[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#00407f]This really saddens me, I hadn't thought of you as being miserable.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 26 06 04:52
Gopher wrote:
[FONT color=#00407f]This really saddens me, I hadn't thought of you as being miserable.[/FONT]

 Only when I turn into a bat!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 26 06 10:40
How often does this metamorphosis take place - and does it hurt?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 26 06 12:22
It only happens at the full moon, and of course it's painful.  That's why I'm called a miserable old bat.  As a person I'm quite agreeable, though!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 27 06 12:25
kitten wrote:
 It only happens at the full moon, and of course it's painful.  That's why I'm called a miserable old bat.  As a person I'm quite agreeable, though! [FONT color=#00407f]Be happy! There's no full moon for a while.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f]Most agreeably yours (despite the unfortunate incident with the cow),[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f]Gopher[/FONT]


     
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 05:27
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#00407f]Be happy! There's no full moon for a while.          [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f] Whew!! What a relief.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f]Most agreeably yours (despite the unfortunate incident with the cow),        [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f] Cows and crazy glue.  How such a thing could transpire is  completely baffling to me.  I can't imagine forming such an attachment to a cow, but people's tastes differ, I suppose.[/FONT]

 

     
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 27 06 10:20
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#00407f]Be happy! There's no full moon for a while.          [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f] Whew!! What a relief.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f]Most agreeably yours (despite the unfortunate incident with the cow),        [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f] Cows and crazy glue.  How such a thing could transpire is  completely baffling to me.  I can't imagine forming such an attachment to a cow, but people's tastes differ, I suppose.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#00407f]I thought I recognised a kindred spirit.[/FONT]

 

     
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 12:59
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#00407f]I thought I recognised a kindred spirit.[/FONT]

 I've always considered insanity to be necessary for survival.  So far it has worked well.

     
 
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 12:55
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#00407f]I thought I recognised a kindred spirit.[/FONT]

 I've always considered insanity to be necessary for survival.  So far it has worked well.

       [FONT color=#40007f]Having a well-developed sense of the absurd is also useful for survival.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Incidentally, had I not been surprised to discover a cow in the kitchen, the supergluing would not have taken place.[/FONT]

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 09:47
Gopher wrote:
       [FONT color=#40007f]Having a well-developed sense of the absurd is also useful for survival.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]You really need a well-developed sense of the absurd when you find a cow in the kitchen!![/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Incidentally, had I not been surprised to discover a cow in the kitchen, the supergluing would not have taken place.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Was the superglue an attempt to discourage the cow from returning?  If so, did it work?  Probably the cow was quite astonished to find you in the kitchen too.[/FONT]

 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 10:20
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
       [FONT color=#40007f]Having a well-developed sense of the absurd is also useful for survival.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]You really need a well-developed sense of the absurd when you find a cow in the kitchen!![/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Incidentally, had I not been surprised to discover a cow in the kitchen, the supergluing would not have taken place.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Was the superglue an attempt to discourage the cow from returning?  If so, did it work?  Probably the cow was quite astonished to find you in the kitchen too.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Well, maybe it did stop it returning, but it certainly made getting rid of it a difficult task. As I'm away for the next two days, I have a horrible feeling that on my return  I'll find that she's brought several of her sisters with her to welcome me back..[/FONT]

 
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 10:31
Gopher wrote:
       [FONT color=#40007f]Well, maybe it did stop it returning, but it certainly made getting rid of it a difficult task. As I'm away for the next two days, I have a horrible feeling that on my return  I'll find that she's brought several of her sisters with her to welcome me back..[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]How did you accomplish that, anyway?  I'm trying to visualize you searching around for glue removers while still firmly attached to the cow.  The very thought has me laughing so hard it's difficult to see the monitor.  It's a good thing I know how to touch type or you wouldn't be reading this now!  If she does bring some of her sisters to visit (promising them a good time, no doubt) you could always set up a milk bar for the passing motorists.[/FONT]

 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 10:33
I backed her out - but alas, not in a straight line.

  I like the milk bar idea, trust a kitten to think of it and (incidentally) are your eyes really as yellow as they appear on your picture?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 10:42
Gopher wrote:
 I backed her out - but alas, not in a straight line.

  Okay, now that started a new fit of laughter.  I see the two of you zigzagging across the kitchen trying to get to the exit.  It just keeps getting better.  I'll be chuckling incessantly at work this afternoon, unable to explain the cause of my hysteria.

  I like the milk bar idea, trust a kitten to think of it and (incidentally) are your eyes really as yellow as they appear on your picture?  

  Sorry, no they aren't.  I had to use colour enhancement as my eyes are a more washed-out shade of yellow.  Age has dulled their brightness.  That's a younger version of me that I used.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 10:47
No chance of your being cast as Pussy Galore in a remake of Goldfinger then?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 10:55
Gopher wrote:
 No chance of your being cast as Pussy Galore in a remake of Goldfinger then?[/DIV]
 Not a hope!  Can you imagine me attempting to leap and falling flat on my face several feet short of my goal?  Or hobbling around with little canes in my paws?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 10:57
Most certainly I can - when it's a full moon. But for now I'll have to leave you. The weekend promises to be exciting as I'm going boating with a couple who are notorious for the amount of accidents they have on the water.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 11:04
You are adventurous, aren't you.  You swim well, I suppose?  Have fun out there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 11:06
kitten wrote:
 You are adventurous, aren't you.  You swim well, I suppose?  Have fun out there.Unbrellas have already been packed for the rain that's sure to fall during the barbecue.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 28 06 11:46
Gopher wrote:
Unbrellas have already been packed for the rain that's sure to fall during the barbecue.

 

 One never knows, but that's usually what happens.  You also should take snowshoes, gloves, tanning lotion and mosquito repellent!


 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 30 06 11:01
A windbreak, gloves, scarf, warmest winter gear and a pair of sunglasses were all that were needed: it was bitterly cold, very windy and very sunny.

As luck would have it the boat was moored overnight by  'much-pied'  field of cows.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 30 06 01:06
Gopher wrote:
 A windbreak, gloves, scarf, warmest winter gear and a pair of sunglasses were all that were needed: it was bitterly cold, very windy and very sunny.

As luck would have it the boat was moored overnight by  'much-pied'  field of cows.

   
 It's good to see that you're back without mishap.  So you didn't need scuba gear after all!  It must have been lovely making your way to the boat, though.  Cows seem to have rather a bizarre impact on your life.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 01 06 10:26
Oh yes, the journey itself was terrific - especially interesting was to travel through countryside where the land was at a lower level than the rivers. However the 'cabin' left a lot to be desired, the first time in my life that cold has prevented sleep.

As for cows playing a great part in my life, they don't really - only of late. However I DO love their eyes, their long-lashes, their gentleness- and always find them worthy of a word or two.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 01 06 11:03
Gopher wrote:
 Oh yes, the journey itself was terrific - especially interesting was to travel through countryside where the land was at a lower level than the rivers. However the 'cabin' left a lot to be desired, the first time in my life that cold has prevented sleep.

  I once lived in an apartment like that when there were very few vacancies that I could afford.  It was a basement, and the wind actually whistled through the walls.  Sometimes the snow blew through the walls too!!  I've never been happy about moving, but in that case I made an exception.

    As for cows playing a great part in my life, they don't really - only of late. However I DO love their eyes, their long-lashes, their gentleness- and always find them worthy of a word or two.

   Cows are beautiful beasts with soulful eyes, but I do draw the line at the kitchen.  In my childhood on my grandparent's farm I had the task of taking the herd to the field in the morning and returning them to the barn at night.  I loved it.  
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 01 06 11:06
Oh yes, childhood. Wasn't it a beautiful time? (And I don't care if now I'm only seeing it through rose-tinted glasses, as far as I'm concerned it will always be hot haymaking summer days and mild and misty mornings).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 01 06 11:10
Gopher wrote:
 Oh yes, childhood. Wasn't it a beautiful time? (And I don't care if now I'm only seeing it through rose-tinted glasses, as far as I'm concerned it will always be hot haymaking summer days and mild and misty mornings).

 
 Remember running through the grass in bare feet?  I also loved playing with the farm animals and picking fruit off the trees.  Didn't care for the spider-infested outhouse though!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 01 06 11:13
Those outhouses were often stores of the most wonderful treasure - I have various 'finds' even to this day (needless to say they're most precious possessions i.e. they were bought with love, not money).

Oh yes, and buttercups under your chin...
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 01 06 11:24
Fresh milk and freshly churned butter.  Yummy!  And newly-picked blueberries were a treat.  It was one for me and one for the pail until I was too full to think of lunch.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 01 06 11:26
Yes, yes, yes and did you ever try drinking the nectar out of the red clover?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 01 06 11:33
Of course I did.  I also stole gooseberries from my grandmother's prized bush that was reserved exclusively for her consumption.  I also sneaked extra food for the chickens when nobody was looking, just so I could watch them peck at it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 06 12:16
About ten years ago, when I was feeling particularly downcast about my lot, I decided to 'write out' the joys of my childhood a) to cheer myself up and b) so that I could always refer back to them in case they got lost in the ageing process. Result  was well over  70,000 words.

The present topic of our interest has filled my mind with thoughts of Dylan Thomas's poem 'Fern Hill', have you read it? As for Wordsworth and 'nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass or glory in the flower', then poor Wordsworth I say, how and why did he let the hour pass?

Roll on my third childhood (I'm already in my second).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 06 05:41
Gopher wrote:
 About ten years ago, when I was feeling particularly downcast about my lot, I decided to 'write out' the joys of my childhood a) to cheer myself up and b) so that I could always refer back to them in case they got lost in the ageing process. Result  was well over  70,000 words.

  My joys of childhood are limited to the first five years. Illness took over and the fun went away.  By the time I was fully recovered I was no longer a child.  I traded carefree play for books and still love reading.  They were an escape into other places and times that sustained me in the dark hours.  Perhaps that's another reason why I'm not a movie-goer.  With books, one can visualize the background and let imagination fill the details.  It's like jumping into a book and going along with the adventure.  Movies just put the story out in front of you.  You don't participate, you just watch.  

    The present topic of our interest has filled my mind with thoughts of Dylan Thomas's poem 'Fern Hill', have you read it? As for Wordsworth and 'nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass or glory in the flower', then poor Wordsworth I say, how and why did he let the hour pass?

Roll on my third childhood (I'm already in my second).

  Reading poetry is an attempt to see through another's eyes exactly how they feel.  This isn't coming out the way it's supposed to:  it's hard to explain.  One person looks at the sky and sees clouds, while another looks at that same sky and sees angels.  The thought of angels is communicated in verse, but the first person still only sees clouds.  The words don't alter the perception.  I haven't read a great deal of poetry since I left school, perhaps because teachers tried to tell me how to feel about the imagery.  My opinion didn't coincide with the teaching.


Not my two cents worth.  The price has gone up to a nickel to account for inflation.

  Have a great day, Gopher.    *sans bovines*  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 06 10:16
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 About ten years ago, when I was feeling particularly downcast about my lot, I decided to 'write out' the joys of my childhood a) to cheer myself up and b) so that I could always refer back to them in case they got lost in the ageing process. Result  was well over  70,000 words.

  My joys of childhood are limited to the first five years. Illness took over and the fun went away.  By the time I was fully recovered I was no longer a child.  I traded carefree play for books and still love reading.[FONT color=#40007f] If you ever come across it, give :'Mary, dear Mary' a try[/FONT] [FONT color=#40007f](by Jenny Melmoth)[/FONT][FONT color=#40007f], I'm sure you'd like it; [FONT color=#40007f]it's[/FONT] comprised of letters from a cat who has recently moved homes: she writes incessantly to her previous owner. I read it about two months ago, just about the most LOVING book concerning animals that I've ever come across.[/FONT] They were an escape into other places and times that sustained me in the dark hours.  Perhaps that's another reason why I'm not a movie-goer.  With books, one can visualize the background and let imagination fill the details.  It's like jumping into a book and going along with the adventure.  Movies just put the story out in front of you.  You don't participate, you just watch. [FONT color=#40007f]I thoroughly agree, and what's more with a book you can cast your own characters and arrange the background scenery to that which pleases you most.[/FONT]

  esent topic of our interest has filled my mind with thoughts of Dylan Thomas's poem 'Fern Hill', have you read it? As for Wordsworth and 'nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass or glory in the flower', then poor Wordsworth I say, how and why did he let the hour pass?

Roll on my third childhood (I'm already in my second).

  Reading poetry is an attempt to see through another's eyes exactly how they feel.  This isn't coming out the way it's supposed to:  it's hard to explain.  One person looks at the sky and sees clouds, while another looks at that same sky and sees angels.  The thought of angels is communicated in verse, but the first person still only sees clouds.  The words don't alter the perception.  I haven't read a great deal of poetry since I left school, perhaps because teachers tried to tell me how to feel about the imagery[FONT color=#40007f]. I persevered, despite the fact that my opinion never coincided with the teaching[/FONT].  My opinion didn't coincide with the teaching. However[FONT color=#40007f]However, try the one below:[/FONT]

[FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Call me not man, for man I would not be[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]If in the name of man I - man - preclude[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]The joys of nature from the sovereignty[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of my delight, and trade the fragile mood[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of innocence for knowledge, love for lust,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]And leave the vastbness of ghe poetic wild[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]For prosaic-pretty gardens. Though I must[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Run with the years, let me remain a child.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]If not in body, then within my heart,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Let childhood be the compass of my days,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]And fill my soul with every glorious part[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of this so lovely world: let all my ways[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Mix with the budded charm of youth and spring:[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Child I was born, and to that state I cling.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Salve atque vale![/FONT]

 


Not my two cents worth.  The price has gone up to a nickel to account for inflation.

  Have a great day, Gopher.    *sans bovines*  
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 06 11:02
Gopher wrote:
   .[FONT color=#40007f] If you ever come across it, give :'Mary, dear Mary' a try[/FONT] [FONT color=#40007f](by Jenny Melmoth)[/FONT][FONT color=#40007f], I'm sure you'd like it; [FONT color=#40007f]it's[/FONT] comprised of letters from a cat who has recently moved homes: she writes incessantly to her previous owner. I read it about two months ago, just about the most LOVING book concerning animals that I've ever come across.[/FONT] . [FONT color=#40007f]I thoroughly agree, and what's more with a book you can cast your own characters and arrange the background scenery to that which pleases you most.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

[FONT color=#40007f]This sounds like a "must-read".  Thank you so much for steering me toward it.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

Roll on my third childhood (I'm already in my second).

  I meant to reply to that comment and got sidetracked.  Considering the fact that I attended at Methuselah's birth,  I believe I've lost track of the time.  This must be my seventh or eighth childhood by now.

  [FONT color=#40007f]. I persevered, despite the fact that my opinion never coincided with the teaching[/FONT].  [FONT color=#40007f]However, try the one below:[/FONT]

[FONT color=#40007f]Call me not man, for man I would not be[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]If in the name of man I - man - preclude[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]The joys of nature from the sovereignty[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of my delight, and trade the fragile mood[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of innocence for knowledge, love for lust,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]And leave the vastbness of ghe poetic wild[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]For prosaic-pretty gardens. Though I must[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Run with the years, let me remain a child.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]If not in body, then within my heart,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Let childhood be the compass of my days,[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]And fill my soul with every glorious part[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Of this so lovely world: let all my ways[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Mix with the budded charm of youth and spring:[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Child I was born, and to that state I cling.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#40007f]Salve atque vale![/FONT]

 It is very well put, and a lovely thing to read.  Again, my thanks to you.  I would not like to cling to childhood, but to be able to experience that innocence and wonder at the newness of the world, even for a brief period of time.....that would indeed be a good thing.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 03 06 01:34
 kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 
.[font color="#40007f"] If you ever come across it, give :'Mary, dear Mary' a try[/font] [font color="#40007f"](by Jenny Melmoth)[/font][font color="#40007f"], I'm sure you'd like it; [font color="#40007f"]it's[/font] comprised of letters from a cat who has recently moved homes: she writes incessantly to her previous owner. I read it about two months ago, just about the most LOVING book concerning animals that I've ever come across.[/font] . [font color="#40007f"]I thoroughly agree, and what's more with a book you can cast your own characters and arrange the background scenery to that which pleases you most.[/font]
[font color="#40007f"][/font]
[font color="#40007f"]This sounds like a "must-read".  Thank you so much for steering me toward it.[/font]
[font color="#40007f"][/font]
Roll on my third childhood (I'm already in my second).
 
I meant to reply to that comment and got sidetracked.  Considering the fact that I attended at Methuselah's birth,  [font color="#ff0000"](was it an easy delivery?)[/font] I believe I've lost track of the time.  This must be my seventh or eighth childhood by now.[font color="#c00000"] [/font]
[font color="#c00000"][/font]
[font color="#40007f"] I persevered, despite the fact that my opinion never coincided with the teaching[/font].  [font color="#40007f"]However, try the one below:[/font][/div] [font color="#40007f"]Call me not man, for man I would not be[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]If in the name of man I - man - preclude[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]The joy of nature from the sovereignty[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Of my delight, and trade the fragile mood[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Of innocence for knowledge, love for lust,[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]And leave the vastness of the poetic wild[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]For prosaic-pretty gardens. Though I must[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Run with the years, let me remain a child.[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]If not in body, then within my heart,[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Let childhood be the compass of my days,[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]And fill my soul with every glorious part[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Of this so lovely world: let all my ways[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Mix with the budded charm of youth and spring:[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"]Child I was born, and to that state I cling.[/font][/p] [font color="#40007f"][/font] [/p] [font color="#40007f"]Salve atque vale![/font][/p] [div]It is very well put, and a lovely thing to read.  Again, my thanks to you.  I would not like to cling to childhood, but to be able to experience that innocence and wonder at the newness of the world, even for a brief period of time.....that would indeed be a good thing.[font color="#ff0000"] Oh yes, keep the wonder alive at all times - I'm sure it's the secret of life. It's possible to do it for fairly long stretches, however all too ofter the 'everyday' gets in the way i.e.you can find yourself in a trance of wonder and then suddenly become aware of the time. I'll do my best  to achieve at least an hour of it today, - shouldn't be too hard, it's May, it's warm, and I'm feeling on top of the world.[/font]
[font color="#ff0000"]I wonder if anyone will else will make an entry on this thread???....[/font]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 03 06 05:03
Gopher wrote:
:
   .  Considering the fact that I attended at Methuselah's birth,  [FONT color=#ff0000](was it an easy delivery?)[/FONT] I believe I've lost track of the time.

    No, it wasn't an easy delivery.  The midwives kept trying to push him back..   But he persevered and won in the end.  [FONT color=#c00000][/FONT]

  .[FONT color=#ff0000] Oh yes, keep the wonder alive at all times - I'm sure it's the secret of life. It's possible to do it for fairly long stretches, however all too ofter the 'everyday' gets in the way i.e.you can find yourself in a trance of wonder and then suddenly become aware of the time. I'll do my best  to achieve at least an hour of it today, - shouldn't be too hard, it's May, it's warm, and I'm feeling on top of the world.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]I envy you the ability to achieve such inner balance.  I seem to encounter so many interruptions, from the morning paper to the job, and there is so much unhappiness.  It is difficult to keep a happy spirit when you are surrounded with despair.  It gives me another reason to excape into books and disconnect myself from the real world.  And thinking of work, I must get ready to engage my brain and prepare for the worst. I must go and earn my cat food now.   And catnip.........mustn't forget catnip![/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]I wonder if anyone will else will make an entry on this thread???....[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]So do I.  It has had some readers so perhaps somebody will join in.[/FONT]

Another thought.  When I answer something you have written in red, my print automatically turns red.  I wonder what causes that.

 
 
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 03 06 10:07
I've no idea, but I've found the same: if things work according to plan, this time you'll be in black
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 03 06 05:37
Gopher wrote:
 I've no idea, but I've found the same: if things work according to plan, this time you'll be in black[/DIV]
 You are right, it is black.  When I see red, it makes me think of paying bills!  

After rushing around most of the day, I have found great joy in just sitting down and relaxing.  Yet another of life's small pleasures.  Has your day gone well?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 04 06 10:35
Went my day well? Yes - although I forgot to leave myself a ten minute space to just sit back and enjoy all that was around me (something I've also not yet done today, although when I think of it I spend so much time day dreaming) that I probably don't need 'special spaces). Today goes well too, even better. Reason being that after today I'm off until Sunday - all in all it's been a great week, only three days at work (thanks to having had two off to make up some overtime I did earlier in the year). Otherwise, I plan some gardening, beer-drinking and reading (in that order).

  And you? What have you purred about?

  P.S. Please note: this thread has now attained hot topic status!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 04 06 10:47
Tell me about the gardening, please.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 04 06 10:48
Are you REALLY interested - in cutting lawns, weeding, cutting-off dead flowers, making sopaces for new growth, germinating seeds etc.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 04 06 10:52
tenkani wrote:
 Tell me about the gardening, please.

  It's a more natural pursuit than that primitive mystery  (or is it a rite?) which seems so beloved by so many of the undiscerning.

  Are you really interested in cutting lawns, weeding, cutting off dead flowers, sustaining a compost heap and watching spending hours waiting for yet another seed to germinate?

  Incidentally, welcome third poster on this thread!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 04 06 10:55
Gopher wrote:
 Went my day well? Yes - although I forgot to leave myself a ten minute space to just sit back and enjoy all that was around me (something I've also not yet done today, although when I think of it I spend so much time day dreaming) that I probably don't need 'special spaces). Today goes well too, even better. Reason being that after today I'm off until Sunday - all in all it's been a great week, only three days at work (thanks to having had two off to make up some overtime I did earlier in the year). Otherwise, I plan some gardening, beer-drinking and reading (in that order).

  Lucky you!  An extended holiday sounds wonderful.   *as my complexion turns a mild shade of green.  A green kitten is an astonishing sight!*

    And you?What have you purred about?

  I'm very happy because I surprised my older sister with a bouquet of roses for her birthday.  She lives in the Maritimes, and it was fun organizing the surprise for her.

    P.S. Please note: this thread has now attained hot topic status! I guess that means that we are very good at corresponding.   I don't really understand why this is labeled a hot topic when we are the only ones contributing here.  Perhaps now we'll start to draw the crowds.  lol


   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 04 06 10:57
Yayyy!  Our first "crowd" has reported in.  Gopher, I believe tenkani is studying gardening.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 04 06 11:01
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 Went my day well? Yes - although I forgot to leave myself a ten minute space to just sit back and enjoy all that was around me (something I've also not yet done today, although when I think of it I spend so much time day dreaming) that I probably don't need 'special spaces). Today goes well too, even better. Reason being that after today I'm off until Sunday - all in all it's been a great week, only three days at work (thanks to having had two off to make up some overtime I did earlier in the year). Otherwise, I plan some gardening, beer-drinking and reading (in that order).

  Lucky you!  An extended holiday sounds wonderful.   *as my complexion turns a mild shade of green.  A green kitten is an astonishing sight!*[FONT color=#ff0000] That, I can well imagine, especially as no doubt your eyes have stayed yellow.[/FONT]

    And you? What have you purred about?

  I'm very happy because I surprised my older sister with a bouquet of roses for her birthday.  She lives in the Maritimes, and it was fun organizing the surprise for her.

[FONT color=#ff0000]Surprising other people is a great joy - I'm sure that more often we get more joy from it than the person who is on nthe receiving end.[/FONT]

  P.S. Please note: this thread has now attained hot topic status! I guess that means that we are very good at corresponding.   I don't really understand why this is labeled a hot topic when we are the only ones contributing here.  Perhaps now we'll start to draw the crowds.  lol


    [FONT color=#ff0000]The crowds, in the persona of Gooseberry Tekani are already with us. Now for the force.[/FONT]    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 04 06 11:04
Yes, I'm really interested.

I'm studying horticulture, so babble away if you're feeling froggy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 04 06 11:06
Will have to do this at a later date, I've got to get back to work for now. However, I'll certainly tell you something - how about, for example, everything that's in flower at present?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 04 06 11:11
Yes please!!    :)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 05 06 02:00
List coming in my next post - I'll use the Latin names where possible to avoid confusion (local names tending to be different in different localities).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 05 06 10:29
Right, here's the list. I may have forgotten one or two -I've also decided not to include the weeds. All of these plants are flowering at the moment, however some of them are at the end of their season.

  Wall flower (Cheiranthos), Dicentra, Leopard's Bane (Dornicum), Euphorbia, Helleborus, Meconopsis cambrica, Primula Vulgaris, Primula auricula (two varieties, one yellow, one plum), numerous other primulae, Fritillaria imperialis, Armeria, Forget-me-nots, Convallaria, Hyancinths, pink, blue, red, white and cream), Naricssi (several varieties) Muscari, Scilla, Grape Hyacinths, Tulips, Endymion non-scriptus, Allium triqentrum, Lunaria, Forsythia, Vinca major and Mahonia.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 05 06 02:11
Gopher, you were asking before about the difference between "cool" and "hot".  I think that calling something "cool" means that it is enjoyable, whereas "hot" seems to denote something currently fashionable or beautiful.  Of course, I could be totally off base on this, but it's my guess based on how I've heard the terms used.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 06 06 10:17
Well, I've never been hot, and if people would like to think of me as cool well, that's cool with me!

Thanks for the explantion, it roughly concurs with what I'd thought.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 06 06 10:24
I don't think I've ever been "hot" or "cool", unless one is referring to temperature.  Perhaps "moderate" would be the best description.  I'm not a follower of trends, and I certainly haven't set any that I'm aware of.  Wouldn't it be nice to set a courtesy trend, and have everyone jump on the bandwagon?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 06 06 10:32
You'll be in the driving seat, I take it? I imagine then that you're like me - someone who rigidly avoids every bandwagon but your own!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 06 06 11:12
So true.  If I like something, I don't need anyone's approval to make it viable for me.  That's why I value my independence so highly.  It might be harder to go it alone at times, but it's worth it.  When I consider the option of a relationship, I shudder to think of the loss of freedom.  Definitely not for me.  In the words of the old song, "Don't Fence Me In"

  I think the original topic ran away and hid somewhere, but it will come back to me later.  I forgot to reply with quote, and I didn't want to erase all this after going to all the effort of typing it.  Lazy, huh???
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 07 06 10:34
Not lazy at all, I'd already read the preceding message.

May one most courteously ask if one is having a good weekend? Mine is over as I went back to work today, however yesterday was wonderful - I did a small journey into the unknown (a little place not far from where I live, but not previously visited). Terrific, just wandering, daydreaming, drinking in the magnificence of May, and generally feeling that everyone on earth should envy the feelings that were in me. I intend to do a lot of this over the year. You can't beat serendipity.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 07 06 01:09
Gopher wrote:
 Not lazy at all, I'd already read the preceding message.

May one most courteously ask if one is having a good weekend? Mine is over as I went back to work today, however yesterday was wonderful - I did a small journey into the unknown (a little place not far from where I live, but not previously visited). Terrific, just wandering, daydreaming, drinking in the magnificence of May, and generally feeling that everyone on earth should envy the feelings that were in me. I intend to do a lot of this over the year. You can't beat serendipity.[/DIV]
 My weekend is going as well as can be expected.  I work weekends, and have Monday and Tuesday off.  I chose those days as shops are less crowded at the beginning of the week, which gives me more time off for other things.

I used to drive to places unknown and wander around enjoying the different views.  With gas prices what they are now, plus the age of my car, I rarely do that any more.  I did find it one of the nicest ways to lose the cares of life and just relax and enjoy myself.  Prowling around little stores, especially second-hand shops, was a lot of fun too.  Second-hand shops have some of the most interesting old things that can bring back memories of a by-gone era.

  It is good to see that you had such a wonderful yesterday.  And yes, serendipity is a beautiful thing indeed.

  Tomorrow I take the car for maintenance, and the cat to the vet for rehydration.  The cat has to go in every three days for this procedure as his kidneys are starting to fail.  Like his owner, he is getting older and things don't work the way they used to when he was a kitten.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 08 06 01:20
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 Not lazy at all, I'd already read the preceding message.

May one most courteously ask if one is having a good weekend? Mine is over as I went back to work today, however yesterday was wonderful - I did a small journey into the unknown (a little place not far from where I live, but not previously visited). Terrific, just wandering, daydreaming, drinking in the magnificence of May, and generally feeling that everyone on earth should envy the feelings that were in me. I intend to do a lot of this over the year. You can't beat serendipity.[/DIV]
 My weekend is going as well as can be expected.  I work weekends, and have Monday and Tuesday off.[FONT color=#ff0000] (almost as peculiar as my arrangements, I have Fridays and Saturdays off!)[/FONT]  I chose those days as shops are less crowded at the beginning of the week, which gives me more time off for other things.

I used to drive to places unknown and wander around enjoying the different views.  With gas prices what they are now, plus the age of my car, [FONT color=#ff0000](as long as it never catches you up, that's all that matters - I don't even have one) [/FONT]I rarely do that any more.  I did find it one of the nicest ways to lose the cares of life and just relax and enjoy myself.  Prowling around little stores, especially second-hand shops, was a lot of fun too.  Second-hand shops have some of the most interesting old things that can bring back memories of a by-gone era. [FONT color=#ff0000]I love them and visit them at least three times a week, they're veritable treasurehouses - and what's more you can always pick up things of terrific quality which you'd otherwise never be able to afford - very often, they're new too.[/FONT]

  It is good to see that you had such a wonderful yesterday.  And yes, serendipity is a beautiful thing indeed.

  Tomorrow I take the car for maintenance, and the cat to the vet for rehydration.  The cat has to go in every three days for this procedure as his kidneys are starting to fail.  Like his owner, he is getting older and things don't work the way they used to when he was a kitten.  [FONT color=#ff0000]Same goes for me - although at present it's not too evident. Oh the joy of ageing! However, I  think that once I turned fifty life suddenly seem to become easier, I wonder if you experienced the same?  You know, the feeling  of 'what does it matter' and the like. Yep, it's good.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]I also agree with you about unwedded bliss, thus far the only drawback I've thought of is that there's never anyone close at hand who can share some of the blame![/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 05:03
[FONT color=#6000bf]Today I shall be dashing off in all directions.  Not quite simultaneously, but close enough.  (when I was quite young my older brother used to regale me with stories of the Brave Knight astride his dashing Charge Account off to save the day)  I will pop in later this morning.[/FONT]

    [FONT color=#ff0000]. Oh the joy of ageing! However, I  think that once I turned fifty life suddenly seem to become easier, I wonder if you experienced the same?  You know, the feeling  of 'what does it matter' and the like. Yep, it's good.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf]I found that as I grew older that the challenges of life changed, but so did the mental attitude in coping with them.  Things that used to bother me no longer do, but things that never bothered me assumed a far greater importance.  For example, I once worried about growing old......this no longer upsets me.  From this new perspective it is becoming an interesting adventure instead of a drawback.  The annoying part of life is the decreasing mobility and increasing pain that accompanies the aging process.  Knowing that I can no longer do the things that I once did with the greatest of ease is a hindrance I don't enjoy at all.  Over all, though, the greater peace of mind makes it all worthwhile.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf].[/FONT] [/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]I also agree with you about unwedded bliss, thus far the only drawback I've thought of is that there's never anyone close at hand who can share some of the blame![/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#6000bf]The thing I like is that there is nobody around that should be blamed.  Since I have achieved perfection, this is a very good thing.   LOL[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 08 06 10:16
kitten wrote:
 [FONT color=#6000bf]Today I shall be dashing off in all directions.  Not quite simultaneously, but close enough.  (when I was quite young my older brother used to regale me with stories of the Brave Knight astride his dashing Charge Account off to save the day)  I will pop in later this morning.[/FONT]

    [FONT color=#ff0000]. Oh the joy of ageing! However, I  think that once I turned fifty life suddenly seem to become easier, I wonder if you experienced the same?  You know, the feeling  of 'what does it matter' and the like. Yep, it's good.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf]I found that as I grew older that the challenges of life changed, but so did the mental attitude in coping with them.  Things that used to bother me no longer do, but things that never bothered me assumed a far greater importance.  For example, I once worried about growing old......this no longer upsets me [FONT color=#407f00](ditto to both parts of this sentence).[/FONT]  From this new perspective it is becoming an interesting adventure instead of a drawback.  The annoying part of life is the decreasing mobility [FONT color=#007f40](this has yet to be encountered, I await it with great curiosity, in the meantime I walk about 6 miles per day to and from work, not to mention the fact that once there my behind hardly has time to touch a chair)[/FONT]and increasing pain that accompanies the aging process.  Knowing that I can no longer do the things that I once did with the greatest of ease is a hindrance I don't enjoy at all.  Over all, though, the greater peace of mind makes it all worthwhile.[/FONT][/FONT][FONT color=#007f40] (It certainly does, I wish some to Sportsdude too, he certainly does seem to go through the mill at times).[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf].[/FONT] [/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000]I also agree with you about unwedded bliss, thus far the only drawback I've thought of is that there's never anyone close at hand who can share some of the blame![/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#6000bf]The thing I like is that there is nobody around that should be blamed.  Since I have achieved perfection, this is a very good thing.   LOL[/FONT]
  [FONT color=#007f40]Madame, your modesty perfectly becomes you.[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 10:32
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf][FONT color=#007f40](this has yet to be encountered, I await it with great curiosity, in the meantime I walk about 6 miles per day to and from work, not to mention the fact that once there my behind hardly has time to touch a chair)[/FONT].[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT color=#6000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf5f00]There was a time when I would happily run up four or five flights of stairs carrying goods for delivery or pick-up.  Eventually I damaged my back to the point where flights of stairs are a hurdle to be tackled with difficulty.  Ditto for walking, carrying fairly heavy loads of groceries, and so forth.  So although my mobility may be challenged, life is infinitely preferable to the other alternative.[/FONT]

  [FONT color=#007f40] (It certainly does, I wish some to Sportsdude too, he certainly does seem to go through the mill at times). [/FONT]

[FONT color=#007f40][/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf5f00]He surely does, and a lot of that is due to relative inexperience and a lack of confidence in his abilities.  Don't most people go through that period of development?  I know I certainly did.  That sense of people watching you, ready to find fault with every step you take, and every decision you come to.  It's only when one realizes that critics abound, and mistakes are inevitable, that one develops the confidence to carry on, regardless.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf].[/FONT] [/FONT]   [FONT color=#007f40]Madame, your modesty perfectly becomes you.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#bf5f00]Naturally it does, but I can afford to be humble out of kindness to lesser mortals who lack my perfection![/FONT]

 


 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 08 06 10:40
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf][FONT color=#007f40](this has yet to be encountered, I await it with great curiosity, in the meantime I walk about 6 miles per day to and from work, not to mention the fact that once there my behind hardly has time to touch a chair)[/FONT].[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT color=#6000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf5f00]There was a time when I would happily run up four or five flights of stairs carrying goods for delivery or pick-up.  Eventually I damaged my back to the point where flights of stairs are a hurdle to be tackled with difficulty.  Ditto for walking, carrying fairly heavy loads of groceries, and so forth.  So although my mobility may be challenged, life is infinitely preferable to the other alternative.[/FONT]

  [FONT color=#c00000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#007f40] (It certainly does, I wish some to Sportsdude too, he certainly does seem to go through the mill at times). [/FONT]

[FONT color=#007f40][/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf5f00]He surely does, and a lot of that is due to relative inexperience and a lack of confidence in his abilities.  Don't most people go through that period of development?  I know I certainly did.  That sense of people watching you, ready to find fault with every step you take, and every decision you come to.  It's only when one realizes that critics abound, and mistakes are inevitable, that one develops the confidence to carry on, regardless.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf]That's absolutely true, I went through the same stage as well and think that I only finally relinquished it when it eventually dawned on me that the sort of people you mentioned were not wiothout thoughts of their own: their prime one being their supposed superiority in all things.[/FONT][/FONT]   [FONT color=#007f40]Madame, your modesty perfectly becomes you.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#bf5f00]Naturally it does, but I can afford to be humble out of kindness to lesser mortals who lack my perfection![/FONT]

 [FONT color=#ff0000]Oh! Does this mean that you won't be kind to me?[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#ff0000]By the way, isn't this a terrific forum? I sometimes feel myself half in love with everyone who's on it![/FONT]

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 10:55
Gopher wrote:
 [FONT color=#007f40][/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][FONT color=#6000bf]That's absolutely true, I went through the same stage as well and think that I only finally relinquished it when it eventually dawned on me that the sort of people you mentioned were not wiothout thoughts of their own: their prime one being their supposed superiority in all things.[/FONT][/FONT]

[FONT color=#6000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#407f00]Often these people pretend to be superior to cover their inadequacies, hoping others will be too awed by them to question their failings.  Defence by attack, so to speak.  I've know quite a few people like this.  It is a good front for a while, but sooner or later they are caught out and rejected by those who once feared them.[/FONT]

  [FONT color=#ff0000]Oh! Does this mean that you won't be kind to me?[/FONT]

[FONT color=#ff0000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f7f00]Since you are also perfect, why would I be unkind to you?  As a matter of fact, all my friends are perfect because otherwise they wouldn't be good enough to be friends, now would they?[/FONT] [FONT color=#ff0000]By the way, isn't this a terrific forum? I sometimes feel myself half in love with everyone who's on it![/FONT]

 [FONT color=#7f7f00]This is a wonderful place with terrific people and interesting topics.  *with the odd exception that proves the rule*      It is well managed, and registration keeps it a lot nicer than that other forum.[/FONT]


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 08 06 10:56
Nice is the operative word (no doubt this will raise a few hackles, but not yours, I know).

Must dash now, there was a great fall of catkins last night, and I want to brush them up before 'everyone' walks them in..
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 11:01
Gopher wrote:
 Nice is the operative word (no doubt this will raise a few hackles, but not yours, I know).

  [FONT color=#c00000]No, I got rid of my hackles quite some time ago.  They kept snagging my sweaters.[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 08 06 11:03
I assumed you would have known that a liberal application of catkins would have prevented this unfortunate occurence
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 11:15
From which plant?  Pussy willow?  Yellow birch?  or is there some other kind?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 12:24
There are numerous varieties, however I am happy to tell you that you will find them all equally efficacious.However, in this instance, I imagine that Pussy Willow would be the most appropriate. Do please let me have your findings on this interesting subject - but not before telling me what you did with your hackles when you got rid of them.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 09 06 09:42
Gopher!!!

  I forgot to check back on this thread. Thanks so much for your list of plants! I've only studied about half of them, so as you can see I'm still a horticultural n00b    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)

  We've been working with a lot of california natives and draught tolerant varieties. As you may know, California tends to have water shortages periodically so draught resistant plants tend to be popular. Of course, everywhere you look there are big, green, water-hungry lawns. Boo.

  Anyway, thanks for the info!! I'll probably have questions for you at some point!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 09 06 09:57
Gopher wrote:
 There are numerous varieties, however I am happy to tell you that you will find them all equally efficacious.However, in this instance, I imagine that Pussy Willow would be the most appropriate. Do please let me have your findings on this interesting subject- but not before telling me what you did with your hackles when you got rid of them.

 
 I did try to find out more about the use of catkins as medicine but so far the references have been really vague.  So I still don't know if they are used or how they would be used as a "remedy for things that ail ya".  I did see that some are used to make a brown dye, but that's it.

  As for the hackles, I put them in a yard sale and there was some spirited bidding, I'll tell you!  It got all the way up to seventy-five cents before I agreed to let them go.  The last I saw, the new owner was packing them into a keg, which she then strapped onto her St. Bernard's neck before leading him away.  I do hope they went to a good home.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 10:38
tenkani wrote:
 Gopher!!!

  I forgot to check back on this thread. Thanks so much for your list of plants! I've only studied about half of them, so as you can see I'm still a horticultural n00b    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)

  We've been working with a lot of california natives and draught tolerant varieties. As you may know, California tends to have water shortages periodically so draught resistant plants tend to be popular. Of course, everywhere you look there are big, green, water-hungry lawns. Boo.

  Anyway, thanks for the info!! I'll probably have questions for you at some point![/DIV]
 [FONT color=#c00000]Question away whenever you like, but at present I'd be even more glad of some physical help - at this time of year the garden reaches its peak, and you start to get the feeling that if you're not trying to control it 24 hours per day you may as well give up. Same thing happens every May, new life burgeoning in every square inch and simultaneously old life needing cutting down. All this though is made easier by the hatching out of some blackbirds in one of the bushes, it means I have an excuse to pause every so often to have a look at what's going on.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 10:39
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 There are numerous varieties, however I am happy to tell you that you will find them all equally efficacious.However, in this instance, I imagine that Pussy Willow would be the most appropriate. Do please let me have your findings on this interesting subject- but not before telling me what you did with your hackles when you got rid of them.

 
 I did try to find out more about the use of catkins as medicine but so far the references have been really vague.  So I still don't know if they are used or how they would be used as a "remedy for things that ail ya".  I did see that some are used to make a brown dye, but that's it.

  As for the hackles, I put them in a yard sale and there was some spirited bidding, I'll tell you!  It got all the way up to seventy-five cents before I agreed to let them go.  The last I saw, the new owner was packing them into a keg, which she then strapped onto her St. Bernard's neck before leading him away.  I do hope they went to a good home.[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#c00000]It would be  tragic indeed if the case proved to be otherwise.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 09 06 10:44
Gopher wrote:

 [FONT color=#c00000]It would be  tragic indeed if the case proved to be otherwise.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#c00000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f]Recycling is a good idea, and making a profit is even better.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 10:46
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:

 [FONT color=#c00000]It would be  tragic indeed if the case proved to be otherwise.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#c00000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f]Recycling is a good idea, and making a profit is even better.[/FONT][/DIV]
 [FONT color=#bf005f]Can't really argue with that. I recycle everything, but have to admit that nothing gives me greater pleasure than recycling  unpostmarked stamps.[/FONT]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 09 06 10:47
[FONT color=#c00000]Question away whenever you like, but at present I'd be even more glad of some physical help[/FONT]   If I lived within biking distance of your abode, rest assured I would offer my services. I'd be happy for the experience!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 10:53
tenkani wrote:
[FONT color=#c00000]Question away whenever you like, but at present I'd be even more glad of some physical help[/FONT]    If I lived within biking distance of your abode, rest assured I would offer my services. I'd be happy for the experience![/DIV]
 [FONT color=#c00000]Great, there's the garden path to start on first - it's completely earthen. I created it by placing two lines of bricks through the centre of what was a gigantic flower bed, (after which I looped it round so that at the start and finish it would connect uup with the 'real' garden path), just so I wouldn't have to disturb the plants every time something needed doing to them. 12 years later, bulbs and everything under the sun are still coming up through what should be an unsophisticated, albeit practical walkway - at present, lilies of the valley above all.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 09 06 11:05
Wow! That sounds lovely! Except for all the volunteers, of course     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)

  How big is your garden?? Is it shaded? What's the soil like? Did you have to amend it much?

  Around here the soil is sandy and dead. It took me forever just to amend my little side yard with planting soil and compost. Oh, and there was a big stump right across the fence and (big surprise) gaggles of thick roots throughout my yard that I had to struggle with  *wiping sweat from brow*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 09 06 11:17
tenkani wrote:
 Wow! That sounds lovely! Except for all the volunteers, of course     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)

  How big is your garden?? Is it shaded? What's the soil like? Did you have to amend it much?

  Around here the soil is sandy and dead. It took me forever just to amend my little side yard with planting soil and compost. Oh, and there was a big stump right across the fence and (big surprise) gaggles of thick roots throughout my yard that I had to struggle with  *wiping sweat from brow* ......................................

 

 It's a walled garden (walls are about 7ft high) consequently it's shaded pretty much of the time, although the sun DOES get in - but hardly ever in sufficient qualtity to do any shrivelling. The whole owes its super-fertility to having been a burial ground (never had to use compost or fertiliser, and for some reason it seems to be slug-proof). Only (almost) annual problem is caused by starlings which roost on every twig on every branch on every tree and plaster the whole place with gauano. I've never checked the dimensions, but will have a look later on - there's a great lawn in the centre. I'm going to try growing squash at the back of the plants this year - a bit shady I know, but just want to see how they get on.

 

   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 09 06 11:26
I'm picturing it. Wow.

  As far as the starlings...

[A href="http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/ultrasonic.htm?ABS=shopping"]http://www.absolutebirdcontrol.com/ultrasonic.htm?ABS=shopping[/A]

LOL. I'm highly dubious     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)

  My yard is shaded as well. I'd love to do vegetable gardening this summer but I keep hearing my babies would need 6 hours plus a day of sunlight and that's NOT going to happen.

  The weather in my neck of the woods tends to be foggy and cool with a coastal breeze. Naturally, the plants I prefer want full sun  *heavy sigh*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 10 06 12:20
To Tenakani:

Interesting. My conditions also tend to be cool (temperatures very rarely exceed 75), but not so much breezy as ultra-windy. Rain is never a problem. Just 'measured' out the garden, it's got circa 376 sq ft of growing area.

A murmeration of starlings is something to behold, the plague usually starts in late summer evenings and lasts about three months. The sky darkens, the birds wheel and spiral as they gather strands of about four flocks together and then descend like a parachute invasion. I spend these evenings banging dustbin lids and anything else available which can create a loud din: this usually succeeds in scaring them away - for a very few minutes (i.e. they fly off to the roofs of neighbouring houses, telephone wires etc., gaze at me malevolently and - when I've finished the banging -  swoop down again.The noise is incredible, the morning-after smell is vile.I usually end up getting the pest control men to have a look at things, however all they offer is something which they tell me is powerful enough to mask the smell of rotting corpses.

  To Kitten:

  The sausages for a toad in the hole are best done in the oven. I ate my t.i.t.h. alongside mashed potatoes and broccoli - hence it was a sophisticated version of bangers and mash.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 10 06 11:06
I thought that oven-cooked sausage would be best, too.  I think it gets rid of more grease that way, and I try to elimate as much fat as possible from my diet.  *except when I have gravy!*   Your garden sounds lovely, with the exception of the starlings.  To think they were imported because some gentleman missed the sounds of  dear old England!  Not the best idea ever.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 10 06 11:10
Not many starlings there at present thank heaven, they're too busy feeding their young.

  I meant to ask you before if you have ever wondered whether or not you've actually met anyone on this forum without knowing it? It's a strange thought, isn't it?

  Another 7 replies that this thread becomes a VERY hot topic - just think, it's your very own too!.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Chicklet on May 10 06 11:18
I think Kitten deserves to be 'VERY' hot.

This is my contribution.  Add one more to the count. ;D
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 10 06 11:20
Chicklet wrote:
I think Kitten deserves to be 'VERY' hot.

This is my contribution.  Add one more to the count. ;D
   [FONT color=#0000bf]Just between the two of us Chicklet, I think that Kitten's a towering inferno of womanhood.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 10 06 11:22
Gopher wrote:
 Not many starlings there at present thank heaven, they're too busy feeding their young.

[FONT color=#00007f]All the more to descend on you later on.  I imagine you are eagerly anticipating the new arrivals with stick and drum in hand.  It is my understanding that a sheet of aluminium works well as a noisemaker.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#00007f][/FONT]

I meant to ask you before if you have ever wondered whether or not you've actually met anyone on this forum without knowing it? It's a strange thought, isn't it?

[FONT color=#00007f]At one time I thought I might have, but then I realized the location was in the wrong area.[/FONT]

  Another 7 replies that this thread becomes a VERY hot topic - just think, it's your very own too!.

[FONT color=#00007f]I am truly awestruck by this.  Thank you for this legacy.[/FONT]    
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Chicklet on May 10 06 11:23
Gee Kitten. You sure do have a complimenatry admirer.  Lucky girl.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 10 06 11:30
Chicklet wrote:
I think Kitten deserves to be 'VERY' hot.

 [FONT color=#7f007f]WHO, ME?????  You're kidding, right?[/FONT]

 This is my contribution.  Add one more to the count. ;D

 [FONT color=#7f007f]Thank you so much.  *curtsying prettily*[/FONT]

 
[FONT color=#0000bf]Just between the two of us Chicklet, I think that Kitten's a towering inferno of womanhood.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#7f007f]Not quite.  I'm more a 5' pile of cold ashes.  But thank you very much.[/FONT]


   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 10 06 11:33
Chicklet wrote:
Gee Kitten. You sure do have a complimenatry admirer.  Lucky girl.
   [FONT color=#00007f]Gopher is a kind gentleman.  Kindness is a trait to be admired in this cruel world.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Chicklet on May 10 06 01:05
One more to make Kitten 'VERY' hot.

Done!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 10 06 01:14
When I think of Gopher I think of James Bond.

Played by Sean Connery, of course     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 10 06 02:49
I too will add the teh 'Hottness' for Kitten....and I think I will even try to contribute.

  For a garden with little sun....a tiny patch will produce a plethora of  potatoes in a space not bigger than the diameter of a large plastic garbage pail.  Start with six inches of soil in the bottom of a new garbage pail (that you have drilled some drainage holes in)....place seed potatoes evenly spaced on the soil......add soil to cover, plus 2 inches more.  Water.  When the 'sprout' is 2 to 3 inches high....cover with soil again, plus 2 inches.....etc.

  Each time you 'smother' the new growth, it sends it's runners out sideways.  Continue through the summer, until 6 inches from the top of the pail, and let the plant 'mature'.  Late September, early October....dump the pail, and pluck the lovely treasures from the soil. Incredible yeild in the tiniest of spaces.  (great for apartment dwellers with a sunny balcony too)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 10 06 02:56
Just a word of warning, eating potatoes that are not fully mature can KILL YOU

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/3.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 10 06 03:01
Potatoes that have become exposed above the surface of the soil, causing a 'green' potato are not healthy...you're absolutely correct.  You should wait until the leaves of the plant become yellow and begin to die.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 11 06 12:08
tenkani wrote:
When I think of Gopher I think of James Bond.[/DIV]Played by Sean Connery, of course     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif) [/DIV]
[FONT color=#40007f]You'll have to go to the later Connery movies to see the uncanny resemblance as nowadays we both have beards.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 11 06 12:10
kitten wrote:
Chicklet wrote:
I think Kitten deserves to be 'VERY' hot.

[FONT color=#7f007f]WHO, ME?????  You're kidding, right?[/FONT]

This is my contribution.  Add one more to the count. ;D

[FONT color=#7f007f]Thank you so much.  *curtsying prettily*[/FONT]


[FONT color=#0000bf]Just between the two of us Chicklet, I think that Kitten's a towering inferno of womanhood.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f]Not quite.  I'm more a 5' pile of cold ashes.  But thank you very much.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#00007f]Madame, I find your modesty becoming.[/FONT]
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 11 06 12:13
P.C. wrote:
Potatoes that have become exposed above the surface of the soil, causing a 'green' potato are not healthy...you're absolutely correct.  You should wait until the leaves of the plant become yellow and begin to die.[/DIV]
[FONT color=#00007f]The lesson to be learned from this is that exposure is always a risky affair.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 11 06 12:31
Chicklet wrote:
Gee Kitten. You sure do have a complimenatry admirer.  Lucky girl.

...............................................................................

I admire you too, Chicklet


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 05:32
Gopher wrote:
P.C. wrote:
 Potatoes that have become exposed above the surface of the soil, causing a 'green' potato are not healthy...you're absolutely correct.  You should wait until the leaves of the plant become yellow and begin to die.[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#00007f]The lesson to be learned from this is that exposure is always a risky affair.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#00007f][/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000]Isn't it odd that people will expose their worst behaviour and most intimate thoughts on national television, but shrink in horror at the thought of baring their bodies?[/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000]My apologies for not writing too much. I hurt my wrist at work and it is rather awkward to type, as well as being a tad painful.  But I shall still be lurking around here whenever possible.[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 05:36
Gopher wrote:

 
[FONT color=#00007f]Madame, I find your modesty becoming.[/FONT]

 [FONT color=#7f007f]This was not modesty, but rather a correction of misperceptions  I have many shortcomings.[/FONT]


   
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 12 06 05:48
kitten wrote:

  [FONT color=#800000]Isn't it odd that people will expose their worst behaviour and most intimate thoughts on national television, but shrink in horror at the thought of baring their bodies?[/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#000000]lol, kitten.......You must be a nature and news channel gal, like me.  Otherwise, I've seen little evidence that supports such modesty on National television.[/FONT]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 10:10
P.C. wrote:
 [FONT color=#000000]lol, kitten.......You must be a nature and news channel gal, like me.  Otherwise, I've seen little evidence that supports such modesty on National television.[/FONT]

  I know that a lot of people will expose many parts of their bodies on TV, but not necessarily all at once.  At least, not on basic channels, which are all I get.  I don't watch enough TV to make it worth my while paying for the higher channels.  I do watch the news frequently, though.  Glad you joined us, P.C.  
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 12 06 10:18
Sorry to hear of your wrist, Kitten - but glad to know that you're still lurking.

  As for people baring all - well, the other day I was discussing the fact that when we meet the vulnerable and disadvantaged our hearts automatically go out to them, whereas when we meet the 'haves' we tend to raise our hackles (that word again) and not give them a chance. One person told me that this was because the disadvantaged and vulnerable don't wear masks and therefore allow us to see them for what they are - naked and unashamed! Interesting idea, isn't it? You have to be rich to afford a mask - and having acquired one, people automatically turen away from you. The moral of which is ---- ?

  Otherwise, I have a feeling that a full moon is in the offing, and wonder if perhaps your wrist problem has something to do with your usual metamorphoosis.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 10:27
Gopher wrote:
 Sorry to hear of your wrist, Kitten - but glad to know that you're still lurking.

[FONT color=#7f7f00]A day without DS is like a day without sunshine.  Wait a minute, I just looked out the window.......no sunshine.  I'll have to think of another comparison.[/FONT]

  As for people baring all - well, the other day I was discussing the fact that when we meet the vulnerable and disadvantaged our hearts automatically go out to them, whereas when we meet the 'haves' we tend to raise our hackles (that word again) and not give them a chance. One person told me that this was because the disadvantaged and vulnerable don't wear masks and therefore allow us to see them for what they are - naked and unashamed! Interesting idea, isn't it? You have to be rich to afford a mask - and having acquired one, people automatically turen away from you. The moral of which is ---- ?

[FONT color=#7f7f00]You make an excellent point.  I think the moral would be, "Hurry up and get rich so people won't stare at you funny".  By the way, if this keeps up, I shall have to heckle your hackles until they stop rising![/FONT]

  Otherwise, I have a feeling that a full moon is in the offing, and wonder if perhaps your wrist problem has something to do with your usual metamorphoosis.

[FONT color=#7f7f00]I hadn't realized that the full moon was getting so close.  Perhaps that's it all along, instead of dragging a limp body up and down a bed.[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 12 06 10:30
My hackles are temporarily incapable of rising due to an extremely convivial evening in the garden where three of us dug, raked, weeded and brushed with the aid of a nice Chilean red: prior to leaving off and going out for a few beers.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 10:42
Gopher wrote:
 My hackles are temporarily incapable of rising due to an  extremely entertaining evening in the garden where three of us dug, raked, weeded and brushed with the aid of a nice Chilean red: prior to leaving off and going out for a few beers.

  [FONT color=#60bf00]This green is for envy.  I managed to find someone to weed my garden for me and help plant after.  I can't seem to handle the bending down a lot any more.  I have a small garden but it grows alarmingly when there's weeding to do.  It will be mostly shade plants, but there is one place that gets some sun right under my kitchen window, so I'll be putting in a couple of tomatoes and a cucumber..  This place is surrounded by a tall cedar hedge that I can do nothing about, so roots grow everywhere under the soil.  There are also some gray hard shelled bugs that want to devour everything except tomatoes.  I wish I could find a way to control them.  As it is, it will be necessary to put nearly everything into containers.  Do you have any suggestions for perennial shade plants, preferably with flowers?[/FONT]  
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 12 06 10:48
Alas no, I'm trying to think of some for myself too - will let you know if I come up with anything. This moining I've been 'at it' again (my first of two days off), planting out tomato seedlings, carrots etc.etc.  Tomorrow I'll go to the shops and do a bit of 'judicious' squandering, even though I'm more than a little tempted to take myself off into the countryside for another serendipity day.

The weather has thus far been superb, blue skies, sunshine and my preferred temperature of low seventies. Ah, if it were only May the whole year through.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 10:59
Thank you, Gopher.  So far all I've heard about is hostas, and although they can be beautiful, I wouldn't want a garden with nothing BUT hostas.  May is indeed a lovely month, and I don't blame you for wanting to escape to the country.  However, plant now,  eat later.  Duty beckons, and all those other horrid cliches that push you to work instead of kicking back and relaxing.  I'm sure you will have a bountiful garden to show for your efforts.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 12 06 11:08
I agree, hostas aren't bad plants but they're a bit too invasive. I'm going to check the garden in a few minutes and see what I've got that's blossoming in the shade. I have a feeling they're mainly bushes.

  IF Tenkani reads this, then I have to tell him that I previously forgot to relate the fact to him that I have a Monterey Cypress - and that it is the no.1 choice of visiting starlings.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 12 06 11:36
My tummy is telling me to take a break for a little while.  Back in a bit,  once I decide what I want.  Maybe this will turn out to be a pizza day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 12 06 01:18
Ah!

Monterey Cypress is my 2nd favorite tree next to Coast Live Oak     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)

And they're both easy to find since I'm on the Monterey Peninsula!

Lucky me.

  Sorry about the bird problem!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 13 06 01:01
Hello again, Kitten.

I've been thinking of plants to grow in a shady position. The following are o.k. in PARTIAL shade, but may be worth giving a try: Doronicum (Leopard's Bane),  large yellow daisy-like flowers, grows year after year, doesn't need much attention, let the seeds fall out before cutting down; flowers around April - June. Lunaria (Honesty) should definitely do quite well - several different colours, otherwise the rather boring Helleborus and Euphorbia. Oh, and I've just thought of Lysimachia (creeping Jenny), ground creeping, small attractive flowers could also do well.

Then again, you could create your own fernery!. Have a look what grows in local woodlands and proceed from there. Hart's-tongue fern is a nice one to try.

By the way, how's the paw?      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 13 06 05:13
Greetings, Wise Gopher.

  Thank you so much for listing those plants.  I'll write them down and take them to a nursery.  The ground creeping flowers would be lovely to cover the areas where the cedar roots are too close to the surface for planting other things.  Lunaria sounds lovely;  having different colours would be so attractive.  It sounds like Doronicum would be quite a tall plant.  Does it require support as it grows?  Because my garden runs in a south to north direction, and the cedar hedge is around twelve feet tall, it acts as a wind tunnel.  I've had other plants crushed by the wind before.  Not a pretty sight!  I'll take a look at Hellebore and Euphorbia.  They might  fit in some areas.  There is one area around to the side that is under the eaves-trough.  Every year it is covered in mould.  Last year when I cleaned out the mould I put containers of flowers that I dug halfway in to the soil.  Some survived, but most didn't.   It's a very frustrating area, and part of it is under my bedroom window.  Do you think lime would work, as one neighbour suggested?   If so, how much?  According to her, one just dumps it in, But she doesn't have a garden, so I question her knowledge.  She has loudly stated other things that were erroneous.  One of those types.         As for the paw, I have it firmly wrapped so as to support it while working.  It seems to help, but it is awkward and uncomfortable.  *This too shall pass.*

 
 

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 13 06 10:55
tenkani wrote:
 Ah!

Monterey Cypress is my 2nd favorite tree next to Coast Live Oak     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)

And they're both easy to find since I'm on the Monterey Peninsula!

Lucky me.

  Sorry about the bird problem!!!

............................................

  With this information in mind, I'll now find it easier to remember what it's called when I'm asked (although, of course, I may mistakenly say it's a Tenkani).

My own favourite tree: Horse Chestnut, currently in flower and looking magnificent.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 13 06 11:02
nor_snoopy_14@hotmail.comkitten wrote:
 Greetings, Wise Gopher.

  Thank you so much for listing those plants.  I'll write them down and take them to a nursery.  The ground creeping flowers would be lovely to cover the areas where the cedar roots are too close to the surface for planting other things.  Lunaria sounds lovely;  having different colours would be so attractive.  It sounds like Doronicum would be quite a tall plant.[FONT color=#c00000](It's not all that tall, just over 12" at a guess, so it wouldn't need any support)[/FONT] nor_snoopy_14@hotmail.com [FONT color=#c00000](What is all this about?)  [/FONT]Does it require support as it grows?  Because my garden runs in a south to north direction, and the cedar hedge is around twelve feet tall, it acts as a wind tunnel.  I've had other plants crushed by the wind before.  Not a pretty sight!  I'll take a look at Hellebore and Euphorbia.  They might  fit in some areas.  There is one area around to the side that is under the eaves-trough.  Every year it is covered in mould.  Last year when I cleaned out the mould I put containers of flowers that I dug halfway in to the soil.  Some survived, but most didn't.   It's a very frustrating area, and part of it is under my bedroom window.  Do you think lime would work, as one neighbour suggested?   If so, how much?  According to her, one just dumps it in, But she doesn't have a garden, so I question her knowledge.  She has loudly stated other things that were erroneous.  One of those types. [FONT color=#c00000]I'm not sure what you mean by lime - the only one I can think of is the tree, I'll investigate. However, I still think that ferns would be your best bet. How about periwinkle too? Just dawned on me you mean lime to put into the soil, if you do use it, then use it with care.[/FONT]         As for the paw, I have it firmly wrapped so as to support it while working.  It seems to help, but it is awkward and uncomfortable.  *This too shall pass.*[FONT color=#c00000] It's obviously worse than I imagined, no wonder you're a hero![/FONT]

 [FONT color=#c00000][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#c00000]By the way, no country rambles today, we've had a huge thunderstorm and several more seem about to take place. Instead, I treated myself to a new travelling case (to go with the optimism I have for much more travelling in the future).[/FONT]

 
 

 
     
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 13 06 11:28
Gopher wrote:
 .([FONT color=#c00000](it's not all that tall, just over 122 at a guess, so it wouldn't need any support)[/FONT] nor_snoopy_14@hotmail.com [FONT color=#c00000](What is all this about?) [/FONT]. [FONT color=#c00000]I'm not sure what you mean by lime - the only one I can think of is the tree, I'll investigate. However, I still think that ferns would be your best bet. How about periwinkle too? Just dawned on me you mean lime to put into the soil, if you do use it, then use it with care.[/FONT]

  Okay then, Doricum sounds like a great choice.  Ferns are nice, and I live close to a wooded area where they grow in profusion.  Just one kind, though, so I'll look at other choices at the nursery  Periwinkle?  Nice idea.  By the way, I have no idea where that email address came from.  It isn't one I know.  Wonder if it's some kid trying to hack.       [FONT color=#c00000]It's obviously worse than I imagined, no wonder you're a hero! [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#c00000][FONT color=#000000]Not at all, It's simply that there is nobody to replace me, so I have to support it so that I can work. [/FONT] [/FONT]

 [FONT color=#c00000]By the way, no country rambles today, we've had a huge thunderstorm and several more seem about to take place. Instead, I treated myself to a new tarvelling case (to go with the optimism I have for much more travelling in the future).[/FONT]

 Good for you.  I'd love to travel, but my work and my cat keep me firmly tied at home.  For the sake of the cat alone, it is well worth it.  One day I won't have him, and then I can consider my options.  We have lovely weather today, such a treat!  And more to follow.  This makes a cat very happy.

 By the way, I didn't metamorphose under the moon.  It must have been the bandage that prevented it.  Old bats can't fly on one wing, you know.
 

 
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 13 06 11:37
I likewise have no one to replace me at my job i.e. not one single person. Last year I had a nice 3.5 weeks off and no fewer than 12 people had to take turns step in..and much to my great satisfaction while I was away all sorts of 'unexpected extras' happened too. Great to know I was missed! I do have a lovely job though - I couldn't wish for better (unless it were the same thing with better pay).  

As for travel, I used to do a huge amount, and then for some reason (economic?) when I turned forty, I cut right back again - until last year when the bug inside me awoke from its far too long period of dormancy.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 13 06 11:52
Gopher wrote:
 I likewise have no one to replace me at my job i.e. not one single person. Last year I had a nice 3.5 weeks off and no fewer than 12 people had to take turns step in..and much to my great satisfaction while I was away all sorts of 'unexpected extras' happened too. Great to know I was missed! I do have a lovely job though - I couldn't wish for better (unless it were the same thing with better pay).  

As for travel, I used to do a huge amount, and then for some reason (economic?) when I turned forty, I cut right back again - until last year when the bug inside me awoke from its far too long period of dormancy.

 
 Isn't it nice to know that the world can't function without you.  Indispensable is sort of nice on the resume and on the ego as well.  I love my job too, but I do wish I had more strength to work with.  Giving someone a quality of life that they couldn't have otherwise is so very rewarding.  

  I would dearly love to go back to New Brunswick to see my family (in the summer), but it is so expensive now that I doubt it will be feasible.  The travel, I mean, not the stay.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 13 06 02:21
 Yeah the flight to NB would be pretty hefty and long.  But for some reason to me being a bush pilot into the artic seems like the coolest job in the world.  But then again I'm geared to be a lonely person in life so the quietness of the job and lack of friends and people interaction wouldn't bother me. But there's just something about being a bush pilot that makes me goose bumps.[/DIV]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 13 06 02:27
Sorry, Sportsdude, I replied in the lunch thread instead of here.  I commented on the fact that the Arctic would give you goosebumps most of the year.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 13 06 02:30
Yeah I know but I meant goose bumps in a good way. Like the pic I posted in Pictures only, there is something cool about looking at land that has never been touched by humans, ever.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 14 06 10:36
To Kitten: we must be rarities, we both love our jobs! With me it wasn't always the case - by a long way. However 12 years ago things just seemed to fall into place.

  To: Sportsdude. You're geared to being lonely? I've had that problem too - in time you'll find things start to move without your  even taking the trouble to turn things round.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 14 06 10:41
Sportsdude is shy around the ladies, this makes him depressed and empty. Everytime he sees a couple on the street he feels empty, sad and depressed. This has always been the case.  He's not all that social but going to a party you would think otherwise because he talks it up when and if he gets comfortable.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 14 06 10:43
Gopher is exactly the opposite as far as party-going is concerned, he's out of the door before it's even closed behind him.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 14 06 10:46
My problem is that in order to talk to girls you got to go to parties or what not because my generation I'd of asking someone out is by 'hooking up' at parties then afterwards saying 'how's lunch'.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 14 06 10:52
No need to go to parties to meet people, just go on holiday alone - it works wonders.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 14 06 12:30
Gopher wrote:
 Gopher is exactly the opposite as far as party-going is concerned, he's out of the door before it's even closed behind him.[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#7f007f]Kitten avoids parties like the plague!  I don't get lonely, because I enjoy being by myself, with my cat, of course.  I like being able to communicate this way, because I don't have to reply immediately.  People take up valuable time that could be spent reading.  Besides, there are few people I trust in a social situation.  Most of them look for ways you can be of use to them instead of offering friendship for its own sake.  I used to be a trusting soul at one time, but some nasty people cured me of that.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f][/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f]By the way, Sportsdude, women are just people, not gigantic aliens or anything.  Nothing to be worried about.  As I mentioned before, if you act confident, women will be drawn to you.  You just have to like yourself.  You tend to be your own worst critic, but all people have imperfections.  When you meet women, don't expect instant romance or it will turn into a disaster.  Just be friendly....that's all it takes.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 14 06 12:43
thanks kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 15 06 12:19
kitten wrote:
Gopher wrote:
 Gopher is exactly the opposite as far as party-going is concerned, he's out of the door before it's even closed behind him.[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#7f007f]Kitten avoids parties like the plague!  I don't get lonely, because I enjoy being by myself, with my cat, of course.  I like being able to communicate this way, because I don't have to reply immediately.  People take up valuable time that could be spent reading [FONT color=#bf005f](or doing crosswords?)[/FONT]  Besides, there are few people I trust in a social situation.  Most of them look for ways you can be of use to them instead of offering friendship for its own sake.  I used to be a trusting soul at one time, but some nasty people cured me of that. [/FONT][FONT color=#bf005f]Most of this paragraph could describe me (a natural loner), apart from the fact that I'm once more a trusting soul - and enjoying it! - And also happier outdoors than in.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf005f][/FONT]

[FONT color=#bf005f]B[/FONT][FONT color=#7f007f]y the way, Sportsdude, women are just people, not gigantic aliens or anything.  Nothing to be worried about.  As I mentioned before, if you act confident, women will be drawn to you.  You just have to like yourself.  You tend to be your own worst critic, but all people have imperfections.  When you meet women, don't expect instant romance or it will turn into a disaster.  Just be friendly....that's all it takes.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#c00000]To Sportsdude:[/FONT]

[FONT color=#c00000]Learning to like yourself can be very hard going at times -  however we like you, so that should be something for you to build on.[/FONT]
     
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: TehBorken on May 15 06 06:02
 Gopher wrote:  [font style="font-style: italic;" color="#bf005f"]B[/font][font color="#7f007f"]y the way, Sportsdude, women are just people, not gigantic aliens or anything.

[span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]Oh c'mon. They are too.[/span]
[/font]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 15 06 10:13
TehBorken wrote:
Gopher wrote:   [FONT style="FONT-STYLE: italic" color=#bf005f]B[/FONT][FONT color=#7f007f][SPAN style="FONT-STYLE: italic"]y the way, Sportsdude, women are just people, not gigantic aliens or anything. [/SPAN]

[SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"]Oh c'mon. They are too.[/SPAN]
[/FONT]
Okay, I just didn't want to scare him!  It's hard to gaze into their eyes when they have so many of them so just pick two and concentrate.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 15 06 10:37
How does one make the selection - when they have so many eyes? What criteria would you recommend?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 15 06 10:54
The best way is to choose the ones closest to you.  Otherwise pick the two brightest eyes, especially if they are lavender.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 15 06 11:01
Lavender? Hmm.

On an entirely different subject, I think I omitted Lilies of the Valley from my list of plants that would do well in shade. They are either a) very difficult to grow or b) super easy and  (as in the case of mine) will spread like wildfire. The scent, I take it, you know already.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 15 06 11:08
Lilies of the Valley sound perfect for some areas.  What a great help you are!  Thank you.  They will go on my list, and with luck I'll have a lovely garden this year.  I noticed that azaleas will grow in part sun, so I'll give those a go too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 15 06 11:11
Oh yes, most definitely. I'd also thought of azaleas but it kept going out of my head.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 15 06 11:24
I have some plants that grow anywhere, including in the mouldy area with the horrible soil.  They have spiky dark green leaves, and produce several clusters of small black berries.  I don't know what they are, and was wondering, based on this limited description, if you might have some idea of what they might be.  They grow about three-quarters of a foot each year.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 15 06 09:14
When I was a kid, my dad had the whole side of the house where the walkway was to the back door SOLID with lily of the valley.  It's a fragrance I still adore.  When Dad passed away, I dug up a few to bring to my home to have a 'little piece of childhood and dad'.  Well, I never got it planted, with so much going on during that time.

 A year later, the bucket that they were in, was full of stagnent water and sludge.  I wept that I had neglected to care for this 'piece of home' and dumped the bucket of soupy water into the garden.  The following spring, I wept again, when I saw the beautiful little spikes of chartruese poking through the soil. They have spread slowly yet strongly in my front garden over the years, even coming up through the rock and mortar pathway I made so many years ago.  They are my most favourite thing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 15 06 09:35
How lovely, P.C.  I'm glad that piece of home survived for you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 16 06 10:13
Ah, P.C. I like the way you operate. Doing these sorts of things is essential. Sort of living memorials.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 09:29
Good morning.  How's work going today?      

  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/1.gif)    ???         or     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Negative/12.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 10:20
Work's gpoing fine thanks - two groups of people in this morning, both no problem at all -  PLUS a border collie which has so far give me the most pleasure of all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 10:22
A border collie will beat a group of people, hands down!  Nice to hear your day is going smoothly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 10:23
The rest of the day doesn't look too good - it's just started to rain. I know we could do with it, BUT
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 10:26
So sorry to hear that.  It seems like it will be another decent day here.  I gather rain really interferes with your work.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 10:29
Not really, it's just a matter of one lot of arrivals after another traipsing in with wet feet.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 10:35
You need to hire a maid for all that mopping.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 10:36
A robot hoover would be better as the whole place has fitted carpets. However, many thanks for your most kind offer - I'll keep it on file.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 10:44
Just thought I'd mention, that was not a job application!  But wet, possibly muddy feet on carpets?  Ugh!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 10:48
Kittens aren't usually overly concerned about this sort of thing. What makes you different, pray?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 10:59
Kittens like to keep their paws clean.  Mud tastes bad when washing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 11:01
A taste I've never known, thanks for the benefit of your experience!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 11:04
You should try it.  Communing with Mother Nature at its earthiest.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/13.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 11:05
Ah, but give me the grass any day, or a nest of ferns and moss.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on May 17 06 11:09
Gopher, have you ever tried growing plants indoors under grow-lights?

If so, what have been your experiences?

I just started some seeds and was considering snagging a cheap fixture and a couple 24" flourescent full-spectrum bulbs. I know it's not the best choice, but I don't want to hurt my energy bill much.

Advice?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 11:09
Grass is very good to nibble on when you have an upset tummy.  Or at least that's what my cat tells me.  Give me flowers, especially yellow roses, but to me all flowers are beautiful.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 11:10
To Tenkani:

No advice on this one, I've more or less confined myself to outdoors and greenhouses. Sorry I can't help.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 11:12
kitten wrote:
 Grass is very good to nibble on when you have an upset tummy.  Or at least that's what my cat tells me.  Give me flowers, especially yellow roses, but to me all flowers are beautiful.

 
 Oh you sly Kitten, now you're  trying to get me to say it with flowers(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Love/7.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 17 06 11:14
I don't think I would understand you if you did.  I don't speak Flower.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 17 06 11:16
I've always found  that your language flows most efficiently.

Back to work now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 18 06 10:13
Gopher wrote:
 I've always found  that your language flows most efficiently.

[FONT color=#800000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000]Good morning, Gopher.[/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000][/FONT]

[FONT color=#800000]Somewhat like a babbling brook, methinks.[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 18 06 10:27
Good morning to you too, please babble away
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 18 06 10:35
I don't much feel like babbling today.  My cat's kidneys are slowly failing and I have to have him hydrated at the vet twice a week.  He has lost more weight in the last week, and I don't know how much longer I'll have him, so I'm feeling somewhat down.  Life will be strangely empty when I have to let him go.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 18 06 10:38
Yes, it certainly will. When you lose a pet it's something you never really get over.

To cheer you up I'll tell you that despite the fact that it's very windy today, I walked early to work just so I could have time to appreciate  the contents of all the gardens I walked by. Lilacs in bloom all over the place, heaps of blossom had fallen from the cherry trees, making the ground beneath them look like pink snow. Yes, May is a beautiful month indeed.

Be of good heart, Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 18 06 10:43
The lady I care for has lovely red rhododendrons in full bloom in the back yard.  It's a treat to look out the window at them.  Her neighbour has lilacs and hydrangea bushes.  I do love the smell of lilacs.

Thank you for your kindness, Gopher.  It is much appreciated.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 18 06 10:48
Madame, it's my utmost pleasure. And yes,- rhododendrons, wonderful if you can get to a hillside which is almost covered in them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 18 06 10:57
I can't even imagine how beautiful that would be.  The closest thing here would be the Rhododendron Festival in Burnaby.  They are a spectacular flower.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 18 06 11:01
The best of all is when you see the mixtures of pink, salmon, white, purple, and red - with azaleas somewhere in the vicinity. You've just led me to a brainwave, I know a place not too far from me where I can luxuriate in something like this either tomorrow ot the day after (rain permitting). The again, I'm going on holiday on the 27th until June 4th so maybe I'll leave it until then as I'll be in 'real' rhododendron country.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 18 06 11:07
Oh, most fortunate of men.  A holiday in rhodo country sounds like the perfect plan for a nature lover.  In the meantime, I hope rain won't spoil your "weekend".  The forecast for my days off is rain.  *sob*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 20 06 10:55
Rain? We've got it forecast for every day until Thursday (which is as far as our forecasts go).

  And how is your Feline Majesty today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 20 06 11:02
As far as I can see, we have the same forecast.  Naturally it falls on my days off.  This feline is not so good today.  I've needed too much nitro lately, and I'm going to be cutting back to four days a week, starting in June with any luck.  Five is getting a little hard to handle.  How are you, Gopher?  I just got back from the vet, and there isn't any improvement yet.  This could be a major part of the stress I've been having lately.  It boils down to a matter of when to let him go.  Not an easy decision.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 20 06 11:05
It's a horrible decision, like playing God. Whatever you decide will be RIGHT, but equally whatever you decide will be very difficult for you.

By the way, I've just remembered that I didn't respond to your comment on downtown Vancouver - I think this was perhaps because you so much managed to encapsulate my own feelings on that place. Great minds think alike? OR Fools seldom differ?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 20 06 11:08
Let's go with great minds!  I also dislike the idea of taking the bus downtown, which I shall have to do next Tuesday.

  *I'm not cut out to be God.*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 20 06 11:09
Neither was God.

I agree on the bus to downtown too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 20 06 11:12
I've often thought that only mankind would wish for god-like powers.  An all-wise god wouldn't touch it.  That is what would indicate that he was indeed wise.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 20 06 11:13
If I understand you correctly, do you mean that he had his power thrust upon him?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 20 06 11:15
No, not really, I think he wasn't really a god or he would know better.  More like the forerunner to Superman.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 20 06 11:21
You think so? I'm of the opinion that until I can understand the working of the mind of a budgerigar there's no point in even trying to think what's going on in God's mind. Most of the time I don't even know what's going on in my mind either.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 22 06 10:11
Happy Victoria Day to you, Kitten!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 22 06 10:49
Thank you, Gopher.  I wish the same to you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 22 06 10:50
Ah Kitten, my sweet, verily you have made my day!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 22 06 10:59
Gopher wrote:
 Ah Kitten, my sweet, verily you have made my day![/DIV]
 I'm so glad to hear that.  I have spent a truly indolent morning, and may just continue for the rest of the day.  Do you have to work today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 22 06 11:03
I certainly do!

Otherwise the weather is now even worse than yesterday, gales blowing from every direction, driving rain soaking everything in sight, the temperature dropping - and oh, it's Monday.

On the brighter side, this morning I received a wedding invitation......
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 22 06 11:11
It sounds like a horrible day for you.  Sometimes it's hell being a wage slave.  

  A wedding invitation, eh?  (Not your own, I trust.)  That is  nice, and I'm sure you will enjoy yourself in spite of your dislike for parties.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 22 06 11:12
This is a wedding that's doomed for certain disaster - I'd rather not go into details about it over the net, but the circumstances are absolutely bizarre.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 22 06 11:15
Perhaps not so enjoyable then, but interesting.nonetheless.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 22 06 11:17
Gopher wrote:
 This is a wedding that's doomed for certain disaster - I'd rather not go into details about it over the net, but the circumstances are absolutely bizarre. [/DIV]
 (http://z.about.com/d/inventors/1/0/Z/9/nuke2.jpg)

  I know what you mean I've seen my fair share of disasters.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 12:38
Yes, strange isn't it how some people seem hell-bent to make a mess of their lives? Then again, when you're in love - oh well,  I suppose we all know it.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 05:00
Far too many people are unable to distinguish between love and lust.  By the time they discover the difference, they are married and regretting it.  Next step....divorce court.  Then the cycle begins again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:25
Maybe unrequited love is best?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:28
Gopher wrote:
 Maybe unrequited love is best?[/DIV]
 I'd rather have no love than suffer through the agony of unrequited love.   I remember, oh so many moons ago, when I had the delusion that one particular person was the "only one".  I got over it, but not without a lot of stress.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:30
I suppose so, then again I fondly recall a couple of times - but maybe not quite so fondly nowadays.

  Interesting start to the morning here: woke up to find that much to my surprise it wasn't raining  and then minutes later discovered that the main drain was blocked. Have consequently been going through the motions almost the whole morning.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:36
So far, I'm getting the idea that this is not the best week you have had at work.  First the rain, and now this!  I take it you are clearing the drain yourself?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:37
Yes, but it's now in the past tense - thank heavens.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:41
Congratulations!  Dirty jobs should always be in the past tense.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:50
Unfortunately there are always more lurking in the wings.
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Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:52
Aren't there, though.  By the way, I did my stress test this morning and survived it all.  I have to wait until mid-June for the results.
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Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:55
Well, I hope the results will be good - I've nothing whatsoever until the middle of August (I was given 6 months' 'grace' last time, previously it had been every two months: either I've improved beyond belief or they've given me up as a bad job).  
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Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:59
I'm sur you've improved for the better, although it is hard to imagine improving on perfection.  Good for you, Gopher.  I wish you many long and happy years of curiousity, and the means to learn the answers.
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Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 11:02
I often ponder about the probability of one day knowing all the answers, and choose to feel that it's far better to still have questions to ask - it keeps one's mind stimulated. Your remark re. perfection was, I take it, based on your self-knowledge????  
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Post by: kitten on May 23 06 11:11
Gopher wrote:
 I often ponder about the probability of one day knowing all the answers, and choose to feel that it's far better to still have questions to ask - it keeps one's mind stimulated. Your remark re. perfection was, I take it, based on your self-knowledge????

 
 Last thing first.....I have no self-knowledge regarding perfection.  It is just one of those unattainable ideals.  

I can't imagine knowing all the answers either.  For each answer, at least two questions, and often more, show up to take its place.
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Post by: Gopher on May 24 06 12:27
I've just realised how much I'm going to miss all this when I go away - I leave Chateau Gopher on Saturday and come back the following Sunday. I count on you to give me a brief summary of the highlights when I return! However, a couple of  more days to go..    
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Post by: kitten on May 24 06 12:06
Corresponding with you has always been a delightful experience.  Your wit and wisdom are greatly to be admired.  I am sure you will have a wonderful time, and I shall be looking forward to your return.  Does this not sound as though we have returned to the late 1800's mode of writing?  So teddibly formal, m'dear.

  Consider the reams of writing on the board you will have to entertain you when you come back, although I realize that work will interfere with the important things likeDS.  It's nice that you still have a couple of days before you go.  It heightens the anticipation of departure.

  I was very busy this morning and missed the noon chat.  With any luck tomorrow will be better.
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Post by: tenkani on May 24 06 01:44
OMGWTF 1 4gr33 c0mpl3t3ly, K1tt3n. 0v3rly f0rm4l c0mmun1c4t10ns pu7s 4 d4mp3r 0n my sp1r1t 4nd m4k3s m3 f33l 4s th0ugh my m0th3r 1s l00k1ng 0v3r my sh0uld3r 4s 1 wr1t3. 1t's t1m3 t0 br1ng th1s thr34d 1nt0 th3 21st c3ntury, d0n't y0u th1nk? H3r3, l3t's g3t 1t st4rt3d th3 r1ght w4y. Th3 L33t w4y!!! LOOOL! OMGPWNT!
 
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Post by: kitten on May 24 06 02:17
Way to go, tenkani!  It took a minute or so to decipher that but I got it.  I thought that since I am an antique I ought to sound like one.  One thing wrong with that last sentence I wrote, there are too many "I"s in it.
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 12:22
tenkani wrote:
OMGWTF 1 4gr33 c0mpl3t3ly, K1tt3n. 0v3rly f0rm4l c0mmun1c4t10ns pu7s 4 d4mp3r 0n my sp1r1t 4nd m4k3s m3 f33l 4s th0ugh my m0th3r 1s l00k1ng 0v3r my sh0uld3r 4s 1 wr1t3. 1t's t1m3 t0 br1ng th1s thr34d 1nt0 th3 21st c3ntury, d0n't y0u th1nk? H3r3, l3t's g3t 1t st4rt3d th3 r1ght w4y. Th3 L33t w4y!!! LOOOL! OMGPWNT!
 
 Sir, you are a cad!  
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 04:28
Gopher wrote:
 Sir, you are a cad!

 
 That was a joke, I'm sure.  It would have taken me ages to compose something like that reply tenkani posted.  I laughed out loud when I saw it!

  Last day at work for you.  Isn't that grand?  It's a pity it is only for one week, though.  It barely gives you time to unwind before you have to be back again.  Still, it is good to get away for a while.
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 09:38
My cat has an appointment with his vet this morning at eleven.  I'm pretty sure I will be back before your lunch break is over, Gopher, but just in case I don't, I'd like to wish you Bon Voyage and happy restful days.
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 10:22
Thanks Kitten. I hope you come back with some good news.

  Yes, I'm looking forward to the escape, I'll be staying with a couple of friends from the days of yore (the sort of friends who know you inside out, and are so used to your shortcomings that they don't raise an eyebrow). I anticipate lots of talking, reading, sightseeing, walking, lazing around and all things congenial. The fact that they're Revolutionary Marxists will just add the necessary spice to it all. Now to ponder the packing that lies ahead!  
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 10:42
I hope I made it back in time.  It sounds like a marvelous holiday plan.  What interesting friends you have!  I had imagined that your packing would have been done a week ago in anticipation.  In similar circumstances mine would have.
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 10:56
I always leave mine until the last moment - that way I can draw out the panic over a greater length of time! Will try to log in while I'm away, but I don't think there'll be much chance.
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 10:59
I need to be terribly organized for a trip.  I don't handle panic well.

  It will be nice if you can check in once in a while, but if not, there's plenty of time when you get back.

  *sob, sniff*
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 11:00
I'll try my best.
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:01
Merci beaucoup, mon ami.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 11:03
kitten wrote:
 Merci beaucoup, mon ami. Nichts zu danken, Liebchen.

 
 

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:07
That pretty well exhausts my ability to communicate in other languages.  I'm still learning English!  How many words are in this language, anyway?
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 11:09
Heaven only knows as more and more come into use every day.
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:09
I wasn't counting the techno-speak.  That is well beyond me.
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 11:12
Me too, as also is business-speak. Oh let's go back to the mid 1800s!
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:13
With all the mod-cons, though.
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Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 11:15
And that greatest luxury of all: toilet paper!
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Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:16
And good soap.  The people back then weren't much into bathing.  Which brings up gas masks!
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:48
I'm having problems with the english language lately. I'm seeing its faults and the same word with 4 differnt pronounciations thing going on.  I can see why its one of the hardest languages to learn.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 12:48
It is an amalgamation of many languages.  Although there are clear rules of speech, there are so many exceptions that it is extremely hard for someone to learn.  And spelling can be very challenging too.  Consider the people from asia whose languages have little or no relationship to English.  Can you imagine how difficult it would be for them to learn a language completely from scratch?  I admire people who have accomplished that.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 12:52
On a final note to [A href="gopher://gopher.......I"]Gopher.......I[/A] was thinking of the extreme modesty of the English in the late 1800's.  They thought that referring to legs was crude and unmannerly, so that their chairs and tables had "limbs", not "legs".  I still get a chuckle out of it.

  Do enjoy your packing!  Sayonara.
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 10:37
Packing virtually complete - or rather, I've taken advantage of yet another soaking morning to have everything I want to take placed in small piles which I can thence transfer into  the case tomorrow morning in less than ten minutes (I hope).

As for toilet paper, I once visited a mediaeval cottage in a wood in England, it had been preserved as a tourist attraction, Noticing a small moss-filled bowl placed on the floor and wondering what it was, I was enthralled to read on a nearby sign that moss was generally gathered by the children and kept in a bowl by the fire for subsequent use as bumf! The sign also pointed out the fact that compared to what was used in the cities at that period, this was a great luxury. Hope this fascinates you as much as it did me.
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 10:44
Now that you mention it, I seem to recall reading about that in the distant past.  It's always fascinating to read about other times and customs.  I had my days scrambled and thought this was Saturday and you were leaving today.  That is the trouble with starting in the middle of the week, it makes me very "confoozed".  Since I was too busy reading a couple of books, I forgot to open the paper and notice what day it was.  So I am carrying over the goodbyes until tomorrow.  How is your day so far?
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 10:53
Pretty good now that I have at last resigned myself to the factg that every time I go out of the door I'll get wet.
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 10:56
You should keep a full rainsuit at hand to jump into whenever you go out.  Oh, and perhaps hip waders as well!
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 10:58
Yesw, but somehow I never seem to think of these things until I get back inside and have to change my clothes for the umpteenth time in a couple of hours.
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:01
What about a rain poncho you can keep by the door and throw over your shoulders when you go out?
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:02
It wouldn't go with my image
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:03
Do you mean it would obscure the halo?
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:05
NOTHING could obscure it!
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:07
I should have realized!  Does it come in handy as a reading lamp at night?
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:08
Ah, so that's why I never have to turn the light on
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:10
Saves a bundle on electricity, doesn't it?
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:13
Aha, you have one too.
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:19
Just a small tarnished one.  Sometimes it pinches.
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:21
Maybe someone will give you a new one for Christmas (if you ask nicely).
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Post by: kitten on May 26 06 11:23
I think the office is closed for the duration of my lifetime.
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Post by: Gopher on May 26 06 11:35
I hope that will be for a very long time indeed.

Big news, it's stopped raining, the sun's come out and I've just dashed into the garden and back to see what's going on there.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 26 06 02:31
So what was going on in the garden?  And does it function on its own when you leave, or is someone going to take care of it for you?
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 03 06 02:03
Re-establishing my presence! No Internet access, and even this occasion only very briefly. However, nice to say hello to you, Kitten (and anyone else who reads this).
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Post by: kitten on Jun 03 06 04:26
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt=Woohoo src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_104.gif[/img][/A] Welcome back, Gopher!  Did you have a good holiday?





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Post by: CK on Jun 03 06 02:19
Cool! Kitten has her own thread! I am out of touch with DS. How is Kitten?

  CK is good, relaxing Saturday. Trying to figure out what supper will be.
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Post by: kitten on Jun 03 06 07:08
CK wrote:
 Cool! Kitten has her own thread! I am out of touch with DS. How is Kitten?

  CK is good, relaxing Saturday. Trying to figure out what supper will be.[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#7f007f]Hi, CK!  Good to see you back here.  Gopher started this thread one day when I didn't show up.  It's nice to have a thread just for me.  lol[/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f][/FONT]

[FONT color=#7f007f]Glad you are taking it easy.  By the looks of it, you deserve some down time for yourself.  What did you have for supper?  I just had toast and a salad.  I didn't feel like cooking anything after work.[/FONT]
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Post by: CK on Jun 03 06 09:29
I had some great downtime today. Basically, stayed around the house, couple drinks on the deck in the sun. Couple friends came over for some BBQ chicken. One friend brought those potatoes where the inside is mashed but the outside is the skin. Wow! soooo good. Now I am thinking sleep soon.
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 04 06 09:44
Hi, Kitten. Did I have a good holiday? Y E S! Back to work tomorrow but I'll try to keep 'it' inside me until the next time I have some time for daydreaming, walking, taking, meeting old friends and generally luxuriating in a rare opportunity for life whose terms aren't dictated by the constraints of the workplace.    
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Post by: kitten on Jun 04 06 10:22
I still think it was a shame that you only had one week to luxuriate in indolence, but I'm so glad it was well enjoyed.  Keeping the mental photos until you can do it again may ease the pain of going back to work.  Meanwhile, it's good to see you back again.

 

 

 

 
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 04 06 10:30
It was more than merely well enjoyed... I hope to get away again either in August or September (by which time I should be able to afford it again), the weather was poor until Thursday afternoon and then suddenly we were treated to SUMMER. Flowers, fields, hills, rivers - oh yes, I was very much in my element.

Of interest to you, the friends I stayed with had twin cats - half Persian. Their ability to be indolent at all times was truly remarkable.
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Post by: kitten on Jun 04 06 10:35
What a great plan!  I couldn't imagine having only one week a year for holidays.  Then again, I haven't had a holiday for a year and a half.  Being indispensable is its own punishment.

 

 Gopher wrote:


 It was more than merely well enjoyed... I hope to get away again either in August or September (by which time I should be able to afford it again), the weather was poor until Thursday afternoon and then suddenly we were treated to SUMMER. Flowers, fields, hills, rivers - oh yes, I was very much in my element.

Of interest to you, the friends I stayed with had twin cats - half Persian. Their ability to be indolent at all times was truly remarkable.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 04 06 10:37
All being well, I'll fit in a third (on your behalf, of course).  
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 04 06 10:41
kitten wrote:
 What a great plan!  I couldn't imagine having only one week a year for holidays.  Then again, I haven't had a holiday for a year and a half.  Being indispensable is its own punishment. Noblesse oblige, m'dear.

 

 Gopher wrote:


 It was more than merely well enjoyed... I hope to get away again either in August or September (by which time I should be able to afford it again), the weather was poor until Thursday afternoon and then suddenly we were treated to SUMMER. Flowers, fields, hills, rivers - oh yes, I was very much in my element.

Of interest to you, the friends I stayed with had twin cats - half Persian. Their ability to be indolent at all times was truly remarkable.
 
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 04 06 10:42
What a wonderful thing to look forward to!  I thought it was strange to have only one week's holiday in a year.  It will be an incentive while you slave away at work.  It sounds like the sort of thing that would be heaven for a nature-lover such as yourself.

 Do you enjoy cats or merely tolerate them?  Persian cats are beautiful, but require constant grooming to keep from having matted fur.  I like all cats, but I chose a short-haired cat for that reason.  People could learn from cats about relaxation and stress relief.

 

 

   
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 04 06 10:45
Oh I enjoy cats, no two ways about it. But you're right about the fur of Persians - both were moulting and so I've arrrived back with cat hair on every item of clothing.

Back tomorrow  
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Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:34
Good morning, Gopher.

  It's a lovely day today, and I am happily engaged in doing absolutely nothing that requires effort.  Got caught up on crosswords that were from previous papers, and totally relaxed.  Sunny weather brings its own brand of happiness.
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Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:36
I didn't know you were also a crossword addict. Are you also 'into' Su Dokus? After umpteen years of doing (or trying to do) every crossword that came within reach, I've now changed my allegiance to the latter.

Sunshine here too - good for gardening (perhaps).
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 06 10:42
I tried NY Times crosswords a couple of times, extremely hard.  Then I saw the guy who puts them together on 60 minutes and he said the easiest  is always monday then they get progressively harder each day and the hardest crossword is on sunday.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:43
I'm not fond of number puzzles.  I have a bad tendency to reverse numbers when I write them down, for some mysterious reason.  Possibly an allergy to math???  But yes, I do enjoy crosswords, and doing them in ink increases the challenge and fun.  

  Reading your woes with the other staff at work brings up that old saw, "It's hard to soar with the eagles when you work with turkeys".  It takes a lot of enjoyment out of the job when you have to cover for other people's mistakes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:45
Yes, but on the other hand you can indulge in a little pride in knowing that you NEVER make any mistakes at all!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:48
Oh, but I do.  Writing in ink makes me think harder before entering the solution, and hard thinking is always a good idea.  Now if I could adapt that philosophy to the rest of my life..............
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:51
I'm not all that sure that hard thinking is always a good idea, sometimes we (i.e. I) can spend so much time thinking about something that by the time  (we've) I've reached what (we) I believe to be the right conclusion it's no longer germain to the situation under review.

  Writing in ink? The free-flowing kind?  
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Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:57
Not the free-flowing kind!  The paper would absorb it like a sponge.  Sometimes one can think too long about something and find themselves indulging in circular thinking.  It's too easy to over-analyze to the point of futility.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 12:16
Agreed. I'm rapidly coming to the conclusion that thinking about almost anything at all is a waste of time. When I look back on my life, and think how I've agonised over decsion making, it all seems futile because I've always found that whatever decision I've made has been the right one.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 03:13
I try not to look back and say what if, its not good for you. Instead I've become who I am do to the choices I've made and I'm better for it.  I just choose long off goals and somehow try to reach them if not, oh well.  Because 2 years ago I wasn't thinking about Seattle, hadn't even heard of this college and Vancouver? Nope. Not even Canada was on my global satelite picture.  I kind take things as they go, which can be either good or bad depending on the situation but in the end it usually turns out good and I learn something from it.  We need to stop agonising about the past and think about the future whether it be years, months or days.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 04:30
I've made bad decisions before, and wasted time regretting them.  Usually it was when I chose to trust someone and it backfired.  Now I think of the phrase, "Neither a borrower nor a lender be"  and  I am a lot more careful.  *and cynical!*  It has cut down on my circle of friends, but I've also learned who my friends are.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 04:37
And boy have I made some really bad just plain stupid decisions in the past 2 years.  But the great thing is that was able to laugh about them yesterday and not feel guilty about them.  (kinda went through a mini rebelious stage, lets just say it envolved 30hrs of community service (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif) )  best ymca janitor the Y had ever seen.  I was so good they asked why a person like me would end up in community service.  Actually became friends with a lot of people there (couldn't stand the smoking thou, lifegard girls would always come in and ask for a lighter and I'd look at them dumbfounded).  Ah growing up.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 10:56
It's all about turning disasters into triumphs, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:21
Where possible.  Sometimes they just remain disasters!  Or so I've found.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 11:23
I don't think that's something I've ever found - unless, of course, I've been manoeuvred into doing something which I basically knew wasn't for me .
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:27
That was my problem.  I wanted to believe in the basic goodness of people.  I was so naive in those days.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 11:31
I STILL believe in the basic goodness of ALL people. Those I didn't like on DV were no doubt just trying to convince themselves that they were clever by attempting to annoy us. Alas they succeeded in the latter, although no doubt they're still very far from being clever. On the other hand, DS seems to have all the sorts of people that I would wish to meet in my daily life.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:32
Agreed.  This is a good place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 11:34
Verily it was made for the lords and ladies of creation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:36
I enjoy meeting friendly people on DS.  There are a lot of decent and intelligent posters here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 12:52
Of which you are certainly one of the prime examples.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Cartoon/1.gif)      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 04:17
A very good morning to you, Gopher.  Your message made getting up far too early worthwhile.  I love the Garfield!  You are a kind and intelligent man and I thank you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:08
I would say that flattery will get you anywhere, but as you know - it already has.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:11
You are a shining example of gallantry at its finest!

  How is everything at work?  Or is this one of your days off?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:14
I'm off tomorrow. Today has so far bee excellent. Lots to do, but nothing difficult - the sport of stuff that makes the time go at once rapidly and enjoyably i.e. challenging in a minor sense of the word. We're having superb weather at the moment, somewhere around the low to mid seventies - this helps everything. Ihope the sun's shining on you too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:18
That sort of work day is wonderful.  They don't come often enough to suit me.  I'm sure the sun is shining on me, but the clouds are obscuring it for the time being.  It will be even more obscure once the rain starts.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:19
Rain? We're currently on our seventh day without a drop of it - a fairly rare occurence I can assure you as we usually get soaked to the skin in June.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:23
It sounds beautiful there.  But I believe they have been forecasting a hot, dry summer.  Do you live/work in a high fire hazard area?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:25
No trees in this area, alas. And in any case dry weather is always something of a rarity and so there's always very little risk of fire.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:29
In that case I am very glad for you that the weather is so good right now.  Hope it holds up for your days off so you can get in a little sunbathing or gardening.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:37
So do I. I think I can afford a day off from the garden as although I think it looks a mess, two people said how good it looked (passers by never notice the weeds). My plan is simple to be idle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:40
Laziness is very rejuvenating.  A good long loll is the best thing for removing the stresses of the day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:42
I couldn't agree more, after all most of our lives we are too busy to enjoy what's around us. These spaces of phsyical inactivity nourish the soul.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:47
A comfortable chair, a good book, and no interruptions from the phone.......blissful!  I frequently manage two, but seldom three.  My phone number is one digit off an RCMP number, and as a result I get very strange calls at odd hours.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:49
You've got it - and feet up as well. Just unplug the phone and remember it's YOUR servant.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:53
I would love to, but there is always the potential emergency with work to consider.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:56
Ah yes that too. Incidentally, in the course of our present session of chat I've become a hero and have therefore joined you among the ranks of the illustrious.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 10:57
Ah, but you were always a hero, Gopher. It's just now being recognized.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 10:58
Oh so that's why there are rose petals at my feet.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:01
Should have been gold coins, but petals are cheaper.  But you are required to maintain your statue and keep it free of bird droppings.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:03
Do heroes really have to maintain their own statues? Do heroines really have to maintain their own busts?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:05
For the first, it's hard to find reliable help to do it for you.  As to the latter, that is a given, but they get to use props to enhance the scenery.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:10
Speechless!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:11
And here I thought heroes were always giving speeches.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:13
True, but every now and then they simply run dry .
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:15
This is a good reason to break out the mead to celebrate.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:17
That's my plan for this evening - can I drink to your health?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:19
To my health, to your health, and to the health of everyone on DS.......one by one!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:22
Madame, I would you have me in my cups (isn't this a strange expression?) before the night is o'er?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:23
Well, if the cup fits.....
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:23
Dare it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:26
It tries, with little hope for success.  But "in your cups" is an odd phrase.  One would expect your cups (or contents thereof) to be in you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:27
Are we back to heroines and their busts again?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 11:29
Only briefly.  I regret having to leave now, but duty is calling.  Actually it is screaming in my ear!  May your day pass swiftly, and your leisure (and mead) last for hours.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 06 11:32
Many thanks, I too must leave 'ere long.

Farewell, farewell, parting is such sweet sorrow.........
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 06 12:21
[img alt="IPB Image" src="http://www.bayareadesign.com/gcvt/computers/pics/violin.gif" border=0].
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 12:28
Awww, P.C., that is so sweet.  I don't know where you find them, but I love that one.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 06 12:35
You're most welcome, Kitten.  I so enjoy reading this thread....it feels like curling up in a cotton hammock with a good book and a kitty or two snuggled beside me.  *sigh*  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 12:37
Speaking of kitties, mine is curled up contentedly on my lap.  I'm typing with a 20 wpm. handicap!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 07:28
In the supposition that you will be reading this later this evening, Gopher, I hope that your communion with the mead went well, and that you awake refreshed for tomorrow's day of rest.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 09 06 12:36
It did and I have.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 06 10:24
Good morning, Gopher.  Happy day off to you.  Has your sunshine held out for you today?  We're having another grey one.....it's getting monotonous.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 09 06 10:34
Yes, it's still shining and heading towards the eighties. I'm having the leisurely day I promised myself - after paying a visit to the bank, doing the laundry etc. I intend to do nothing else apart from bask in the garden. And you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 06 10:36
I'm working today, and doing housework between shifts.  Life couldn't be more exciting.   *yawn*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 09 06 10:38
I suppose the same goes here - it's not particularly exciting. It could be but I'm just feeling too blissfully indolent to inspire anything.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 06 10:47
I guess I can't really call it boring, but the endless repetition of the same chores day after day gets to be monotonous.  I realize my job is important to the lady I look after.  Still, a holiday would be a welcome respite.  She does need help, and I'm glad to provide it, but after a year and a half without a break I feel that I could use a little help myself.  This is not a whine, it's just exhaustion speaking.  And maybe a bit of envy of your indolence.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 09 06 10:50
Kitten, you are so uncannily like a friend of mine in your sentiments, experiences and sense of humour. I tried to get her interested in Internet/computers, however she remains hostile to them. A great pity, as she's been suffering from cancer for ten years. You'd like her, an almost fanatical lover of animals and (still) 'big' in the animal rights field. I told her about you, and she asked me to convey her love!

Take heart, your day will come!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 06 10:55
Once again you show great kindness.  It is so nice of your friend to send her love.  She must be a lovely woman to have a friend like you.  I'm so sorry for her illness.  It reminded me of how very lucky I am not to be battling such a horrible illness.  Please convey my regards and best wishes to her.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 09 06 10:58
I will, I'm sure she'll be tickled pink. Actually the last news I heard of her (yesterday) was that she's only got a few more weeks left - in spite of this she sent me one of the most hilarious letters imaginable a few days ago (written in the persona of Margaret Thatcher). Funny how some people can keep 'it' no matter what. I'm still waiting to find it!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 06 11:03
Oh Gopher, that's so sad.  She is an amazing woman to keep her humour in spite of her suffering.  I'm truly sorry to hear this.  I gather there's no chance of a remission at this stage.  I'm wishing her remaining time will be pain-free and peaceful.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 10:16
No chance whatsoever - this has been more or less known from the start. The pain has been pretty constant too which makes the continuance of her hilarious sense of humour all the more amazing. Then again, you should have known her when she was well.

It's another bright and shining morning here, we're into the eighties now, and probably set to go higher. Everything well at Maison Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 10:25
To me she shows the ultimate in bravery.  Many others would fall apart if they had terminal cancer.

  I think the clouds are going to clear off, but we won't be anywhere near your temperature.  Nice enough, though.  Maison Kitten is just fine, thank you.  I had a 10:30AM appointment for Spooky and he objected vigorously this time.  Usually it is a male vet, but this time a lady vet was in, and he doesn't like lady vets.  So he hissed and lashed out very angrily.  He missed the vet, but got me in a couple of places.  Oh well, all's well that ends well.  Are you working hard today, or is it an easy day at work?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 10:40
Happily this is the second of my two days off and so I'm just luxuriating in idleness - too hot to do much in the garden (apart from sitting in a chair with a crossword and generally feeling like the most blessed man in creation)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 10:43
Me again, can you look at my last comment on the sagae of Lise's plum tree and tell me why the link won't open (after you've successfully googled it, of course).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 10:44
When you are content, you are the most blessed man in creation.  Comfortable chair, crossword...... Vivaldi in the background?  Cup of tea beside you?  Your personal handmaiden to massage your feet while you recline????  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 10:47
No Vivaldi, just the rustling of birds in the undergrowth and the hum of the insect throng. And no tea either - I'm on a coffee day. Alas, no handmaiden either.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 10:50
Those sounds have their own music.  So sorry about the handmaiden.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:00
The situation is vacant (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/26.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:03
Darn!  If  I wasn't already gainfully employed, I would jump at the chance.  Wait a minute, though.  You didn't mention if this is a paid position.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:06
It's paid with the most fawning thanks imaginable.

By the way, did you catch my earlier query on the link to Lise's plum tree - a few messages ago on this thread?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:11
Fawning thanks don't seem to pay the rent, or I'd be a lot wealthier.  

  I looked back as far as page 21 and couldn't find anything to Lise.  Was it perhaps on the "question to tenkani" thread?  Speaking of which, I tried that link you posted and got no results.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:12
Yes, that's the one I'm on about - I think I'll remove it. It's strange because when I google those three words I immediately get the page with the link exactly as I've typed out.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:13
All I got was prosecution, which didn't really help.  Your computer must be more cooperative.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:15
The matter solved, I'd typed an o instead of an O. Have a look at the Tenaki thread and tell me what you think of the article.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:24
My first thought......what a wild retribution!  It certainly wouldn't work in our climate.  I wonder why there was a boundary dispute to begin with.  Surely a surveyor could have straightened things out to everyone's satisfaction.  It is odd that urine would benefit a compost heap but kill a plant.

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:26
Yes, isn't it? But it'll certainly save Lise the money on buying creosote.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:28
She could save on diapers for the little one.  Just have a potty set up without the bottom on top of the stump.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:33
You should patent this idea.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:35
Someone likely already has.  There goes another fortune.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 06 11:36
Signing off for now. Have a good Saturday afternoon , and pass on my regards to all the others whose presences are currently absent. (Now why does that sound peculiar?)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 06 11:38
Do have a wonderfully lazy day.  And that last sentence was perfectly understandable.....it merely requires a devious mind to translate it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: dv on Jun 10 06 11:42
 [TABLE id=Table2 style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]Mista604[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 4/26/2006 1:26:19 AM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1]  holla from the lonsdale location


 [DIV align=right][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14194&whichpage=2#top"][img height=15 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_go_up.gif" width=15 align=right border=0][/A][/DIV][/TD][/TR] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]Stylus[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 4/28/2006 12:54:23 AM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] i got the job, it was easy. now what??? is it hard???
 [DIV align=right][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14194&whichpage=2#top"][img height=15 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_go_up.gif" width=15 align=right border=0][/A][/DIV][/TD][/TR] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]ntw[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 6/10/2006 12:35:53 PM[/FONT]  [HR noShade SIZE=1] i applied to mcdonalds, they said theyd call back but they havent. they keep tellin me that theyr busy when i call them back. how long does it usually take to get a reply.?

thx
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 11 06 09:58
dv wrote:
  [TABLE id=Table2 style="COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica; 10pt: " cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=10 width="100%" border=0] [TBODY] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]Mista604[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 4/26/2006 1:26:19 AM[/FONT]    [HR noShade SIZE=1]     holla from the lonsdale location


 [DIV align=right][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14194&whichpage=2#top"][img height=15 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_go_up.gif" width=15 align=right border=0][/A][/DIV][/TD][/TR] [TR bgColor=gainsboro] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]Stylus[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 4/28/2006 12:54:23 AM[/FONT]    [HR noShade SIZE=1] i got the job, it was easy. now what??? is it hard???
 [DIV align=right][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14194&whichpage=2#top"][img height=15 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_go_up.gif" width=15 align=right border=0][/A][/DIV][/TD][/TR] [TR bgColor=whitesmoke] [TD style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold" vAlign=top align=left]ntw[/TD] [TD colSpan=2][img title="" height=15 alt="" hspace=3 src="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/icon_posticon.gif" width=15 border=0][FONT size=1]Posted - 6/10/2006 12:35:53 PM[/FONT]    [HR noShade SIZE=1] i applied to mcdonalds, they said theyd call back but they havent. they keep tellin me that theyr busy when i call them back. how long does it usually take to get a reply.?

thx
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DV on Jun 11 06 01:27
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:23
Welcome back, Kitten. I missed you yesterday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:28
I'm sorry about that, Gopher, but I was on the phone long distance with my family.  Two hours later I got back to the internet, and by that time you had disappeared into the workforce.  A belated good morning to you!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:30
I'm disappearing back to work in a few minutes again today. Just hope it's cooled down a bit from earlier on, but my guess is that it will be considerably hotter. Big news today is that a letter came this morning inviting me to an all expenses paid holiday in Poland in September.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jun 12 06 10:32
You two are soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute together.

  (http://gallery.greatestjournal.com/albums/up4/182/950182/normal_P1010059.jpg)

  *bowing out*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:33
Thank you for the lovely pic. Lise.  You're a sweetie!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:33
Hey Lise, that's a  picture of a dog and a kitten - where's mine?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jun 12 06 10:38
I thought that was obvious, Gophie. You're the dog, she's the cat. You two are a perfect match. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Love/19.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:38
Out of curiosity, what animal do you feel best represents you, Gopher?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:40
Well a Gopher of course. However I am very partial to border collies, sheep, llamas, wallabies and

camels.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:40
What is this, Lise?  Celebrity gossip with manufactured romance?   LOL  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:42
Sheep, you say.   Hmmmmm.   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jun 12 06 10:43
kitten wrote:
What is this, Lise?  Celebrity gossip with manufactured romance?   LOL

 
   Ah, gimme a bit of good old lovin' here, Ms. Kitten. I starved for a bit of action.

  Gopher is no doubt a glorious animal. Small, sleek, furry and likes to seek holes. *teeheee* OK, OK.... have to behave..........  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:43
Lise wrote:
 I thought th at was obvious, Gophie. You're the dog, she's the cat. You two are a perfect match. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Love/19.gif) [/DIV]
 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Love/1.gif)WUFF!    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:49
  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Love/1.gif)WUFF!            
 


[A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt="Kitty 3" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_22_10.gif[/img][/A]  RROWR?


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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 10:54
And now to be quite serious , Kitten. From your vast experience can you inform me if cats all the world over miaow the same - or do they do it with different accents?(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/3.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 11:01
I think it depends on the breed of cat.  I would think that a Persian cat would have a distinguished upper crust English accent, whereas a Heinz 57 cat ould be more likely to converse in a Cockney dialect.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 12:35
And you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 12:37
Lise wrote:
kitten wrote:
What is this, Lise?  Celebrity gossip with manufactured romance?   LOL

 
       Gopher is no doubt a glorious animal. Small, sleek, furry and likes to seek holes.

.......

[FONT color=#ff0000]You've certainly been doing your homework on me. But small? Moi?[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 06 10:01
Hello, sleek, furry animal!  I won't say small, since I don't know you well enough.  

  As for my dialect, it depends on the company I keep.  I can purr quietly, or hiss and snarl when necessary.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 10:05
I can't think of you otherwise than purring.

  How's your day developing?  All goes well here and the heat's at last dropped to the high seventies  (thanks to an hour's rain earlier on), but the forecast is for the temperature to start rising again very soon.

  Big excitement: I found my poppies (which had germinated in September and then miraculously withstood endless heavy frosts) have suddenly started to flower - all of them over 6ft high. Never had them this tall before.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 06 10:21
Purring is my preferred mode of speech.

 My day is going well.  I took my cat in to get his tank filled with those precious electrolytes, and learned that he has gained 16 ounces since he started treatment.  I really purred loudly at that news!  Other than that, I'm savouring my last day of freedom before I return to work.  It's grey skies with showers today.  The temperature is reasonable, but it always seems colder when it's rainy.  It's just a matter of perception, really.  I can't imagine how you can work outside in such hot weather.

 I have some California poppies blooming, but they aren't much more than a foot tall.  My climbing roses (don't know their names) are in full bloom, and I was out pruning the dead flowers off yesterday.  And I bought a large basket of petunias in white, pink and mauve.

  My computer is crawling this morning so it takes a while to reply.  So I apologize for any delay.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 06 10:33
I'm having too much trouble trying to read the posts.  Usually the computer runs out of time and won't display the page, so I'm going to shut down for today.  Have a great day today.  Did you have a nice lunch?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 12:09
Glad to hear of the gain in weight - no doubt he purred at the news too.

Yes, DV was running ultra-slowly earlier on and I also logged out early ( but even that took me an age). It's frustrating when that happens.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:07
Today the computer seems to be running a lot faster.    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)   Perhaps we can now converse in real time.  TehBorken must have lit a bonfire under their office.  Good morning, Gopher.  I spotted your name when I logged on.  Everything still bright and hot in your area?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:12
Everything still bright and hot? No! It's cooled down quite a lot and we're in the high sixties now, this isn't bad at all - only trouble is it's very damp - but even that's bearable after the recent days in the nineties.

Fortunately during the hot days I was able to take full advantage of my job and work inside or outside as I chose. Today I've been mainly inside so far 'setting to rights' a group of the mentally ill group who pay a visit every Wednesday.

How aree things with you?

And yes, this board is MUCH better at present, and thank heaven for it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:21
You have made me very curious about the work you do, but I won't be rude enough to ask just what it is.  It is nice to have the option of inside or outside work.  Too bad the weather had to change and rain on your parade.

  Last night, while trying to get to sleep, I was thinking of the difficulty in posting.  Suddenly "archie and mehitabel" came to mind.  It's somewhat similar to this thread.  Do you recall the story by e.e.cummings?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:24
I've neverr been into e.e.cummings I'm afraid. I think the fact that small letters were used in the name raised my hackles and they just wouldn't go far down enough to allow me to investigate farther.

As I said, my job is (for me) the almost perfect one - there are a million and one facets to it, everything from cleaning toilets to arranging weddings and funerals.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:31
That's a very broad range of duties!  When the Census asks for your occupation, do they provide enough lines for your answer?  I guess your knowledge of flowers comes in handy for the weddings and funerals, or do the participants choose them themselves?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:32
They provide their own flowers.

When the census asks my occupatuion I just give them my work title - in the happy knowledge that it will mean nothing to them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:36
I don't think they care, as long as you are registered and send your taxes regularly.  Do you feel it is important to know that your file can be exhumed in 92 years?  Perhaps even published?  I don't.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:39
I don't either - but it's refreshing to think that  posthumously one  still might be able to cause some statistical glitch.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:41
Since I lack any descendants, I can't think of anyone having the interest in my very mundane life.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:42
Maybe the aliens who will have taken over at that time?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:44
I'd still have them yawning half way through the first page!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:45
We'll never know what goes on in alien minds.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:48
I see.  Very different occupation.  Good variety, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:49
Yep, an excellent variety indeed - especcially with all the strange people I encounter on a daily basis.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:51
But a mentally ill touring group?  Strange enough.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:55
They hold meetings 'down below' i.e. in the basement. And now, I suppose, I'd better return and see what they're up to..................  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 10:58
That was an interesting slip of your mind.  But I get it now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 14 06 10:59
It was an unfortunate slip for which I most humbly apologise ( for the information of other readers - I've removed the message!)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 06 11:02
Talk later, Gopher.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 10:33
Top o' the morning to ye , Kitten!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 10:41
A grand good morning to yourself, Gopher!  Apart from badly overstuffing yourself, what else have you been up to?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 10:43
Just having a whale of a time - sorting our paperwork and then doing lots of 'entertaining', not to mention having eventually won my battle with my paymasters who for no reason at all had dropped my pay $60 per month from March onwards.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 10:48
Did they perchance give a reason for the shortfall?  Since you aren't independently wealthy, that is rather nasty of them.  Glad it's cleared up now, though.  I hope they returned the missing money.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 10:50
"It's in the post" - or rather, I am assured, on the way to my bank. Apologies were so profuse that I declined to ask for any interest that would have accrued had I decided to bank it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 10:53
Ah, the old "In the post" routine. No doubt being sent by way of Outer Mongolia.  Apologies are nice, but not making that mistake in the first place would have been much better.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 10:55
Yes, it would have saved me a lot not to nice thoughts - thoughts which sometimes even included RUDE WORDS!.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 10:59
RUDE WORDS?????  Jumpin' Jehosophat!!  I just don't believe you could stoop that low.  You were exceedingly irate, my friend.  I'm quite sure my claws would have been out if it happened to me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:02
I wrote that phrase, having just rememberd a girl  I  once worked with who was so refined that wherever the 'normal person would have let loose some foul language, she just very primly said "Oh, deary me, rude words".I wonder what on earth happened to her.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:04
Perhaps she finally succumbed and uttered a couple of rude words, and now is living under an alias.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:07
Actually, she really did succumb ONCE - she let fly with everything under the sun, and then as if to add emphasis, added "and rude words!". She also used to say  "Oh naughty me, slap my wrist", every time she made a mistake - and then always followed it up with a very genteeel pat.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:09
Was she truly of this world, or was she sent as an alien observer?  She must have originally been from a very small town.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:12
Her father was a general or something like that, so I guess she had had the 'right sort' of education. Maybe she'd even been finished, as they used to say.

  Were you, Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:17
No, I've never been "Finished".  I'm still a work in progress, but I'm at the stage where it is safe to take me out in public without fear of embarrassment.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:18
OIC, you wear a veil.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:19
Watch it with those "veiled" remarks.  I'm sensitive!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:20
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:22
Gopher wrote:
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:23
Shrieks...
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:25
You ought to give up working and devote your time to making me laugh.  You are an expert at it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:26
I do it at work too, I meet so many people who need cheering up that I have taken it upon myself to be resident clown.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:30
A genuine fountain of mirth.  It's quite an accomplishment to be able to lift the spirits of so many people.  You must be content with yourself before you can spread the joy to others.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/20.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:32
I'm a good actor
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:34
There must be more than just acting, or you would never be able to fully project sincerity.  There needs to be truth behind the pose.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:36
I can take as much flattery as you can give.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:38
Hang on a bit, must search out larger shovel.  Oops, sorry, ti seems to have a lot of mud on it from the last job!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:39
Ti should be cleaned regularly!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:41
So much to shovel, so little time.  But I will try to polish it a little for your benefit.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:42
In the meantime, slap your wrist!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:45
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:47
Good.

And now I'd better get back to work. Someone brought in about 200 books this morning all of which I have to sell for charity. As charity begins at home, I'm going to have the first choice - not that there looks as though there'll be much of great interest, still you never know.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:48
Generally books are given away because they are too boring to bother to keep.  But keep looking for that pearl in 200 oysters.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 15 06 11:52
Will keep you informed, and now that's it for today. (P.S. This is how I imagine that you REALLY look).(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Cartoon/4.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 11:59
This is me at a much younger age.       [img height=181 src="http://www.cats.alpha.pl/funny/curious.jpg" width=266]

  But I appreciate your concept.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 10:51
You must have been a beautiful baby.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 10:54
My mother thought so, but then she had to, didn't she.

  [img height=120 alt="my ramsay he loves the teddys" src="http://www.catclub.net/gallery/images/Teddy%20rams.jpg" width=160 border=0]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:08
Just how many animals (stuffed and otherwise) are there in this picture?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:11
The cat is real.  All others are props left for her amusement.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:14
I should have taken a magnifying glass to the screen.

Incidentally, the books I chose yesterday ere Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a massive tome about slavery in the 1720s and a mystery novel.

Big news today is that I picked my first crop of strawberries this morning.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:21
When I was younger I read many books about slavery in an effort to understand how such a thing could be.  The more I read, the more depressed I became, so I stopped.  I realized there was no sane answer to the inhumanity.  It was bullying on a large scale.  Furthermore, when I found that it was wide-spread throughout the world, then I knew there would never be a solution.

  I still prefer science fiction.  At least there is some hope for a better future.  I enjoy mystery novels too.  Robert Parker is one of my favourite authors in that genre.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:28
Every now and then I have a phae of Sci-Fi too, I have boxes of them for sale here and nobody seems to want them: in another month I'll have to give them away.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:32
Throwing away books????  Sacrilege!  There are many places here where one can donate books, such as hospitals, for example.  Any place where people are shut in, books are the greatest gift.  Or are there charity sales where they could be donated?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:37
I said GIVE them away, NOT throw them away - I'm t charitable outlet to which people give all their unwanted things. If I have a surplus or too many things that just won't sell, I pass them on to another concern. Thus, books and clothes and everything else go round and round in an ever-increasing circle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:42
Oops!  Sorry about that.  I don't see the screen all that well and sometimes it blurs.  So does my mind, so I don't know which to blame.  Give makes sense.  Will you still keep some back for re-reading?  I have quite a few books that I've read quite a few times.  I put them away for a couple of years, and then go back to them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:43
I have about ten books which I read over and over again - with always a new feeling of enjoyment. I think I may even have them buried with me (just in case).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:48
Who says you can't take it with you?  Unfortunately I am intending cremation after all the spare parts are removed and re-dealt.  I don't believe in book-burning, so they'll have to stay behind.  I'll likely know them by heart by then.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:50
I think I Know some of them by heart already, but isn't it a warm,  cosy feeling when you read something well-loved for the umpteenth time?. Which book do you think you have read the most times?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:52
That one's easy.....Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert Heinlein.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 16 06 11:53
Not read it - although the title seems very familiar. I'm mainly a fan of mid-19th century literature (English and Russian) literature, although I've always liked Hesse - perhaps my favourite book of recent/ish times has been To Kill A Mockingbird.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 11:55
That one I always intended to read, but somehow never got around to it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 01:41
What happened to your avatar?  It disappeared when I wasn't looking.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 16 06 03:40
I missed it altogether.  I thought it was sportsdudes....lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 06 03:46
Sorry I keep changing avatars. Can't help it. Depends on what kind of mood I'm in determines the avatar.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 06 03:54
Like for example at the moment I feel good about being a lutheran hence luther's seal.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 06 06:19
Gopher had a lovely gopher (what else!) and it suddenly wasn't there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 17 06 10:16
Was it the one which appears now? Or was I using something else?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 17 06 10:47
You were using something else, but I like this one even better!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 17 06 10:48
In that case I'll keep it. I don't know what happened to the other one,  but I think it may just have scurried down a hole.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 17 06 10:53
Most likely that's what happened.  This one is a very cheery fellow, and I think that it expresses you admirably.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 06 04:59
It saw its shadow and freaked out.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 17 06 06:08
But you notice it happened in June.  That's how long it took for the sun to come out so he could see a shadow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 18 06 10:26
Sportsdude wrote:
 Sorry I keep changing avatars. Can't help it. Depends on what kind of mood I'm in determines the avatar.

....

  No need to apologise, I'm always interested to see what you're going to come up with next. I like the Lutheran Seal and am pleased that your'e feeling happy about the Lutheran situation at present - in fact over the last week or so you seem to be far more content than you were. I do hope I'm right in thinking this.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 18 06 10:50
kitten wrote:
 You were using something else, but I like this one even better![/DIV]
 [FONT color=#bf00bf]I hope this isn't  just because it's naked and unashamed - and evidently glorying in it.[/FONT]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 06 10:19
You are an expert at divining my thoughts.  I would never have suggested such a thing, but..............*snicker*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 19 06 10:21
Yes, it just had to be.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 06 10:24
It could also be that he looks like such a nice, friendly guy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 19 06 10:30
Ah, the it really IS a good representation.

  How's your day going - here it started off sunny and in the high seventies, then suddenly clouds covered everything, holding-in in the heat, shutting out the sun, and sucking away every breath of air (same as happened yesterday).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 06 10:36
Muggy weather can be so exhausting.  I pity you having to work in such conditions.

  I have had a wonderful morning.  I slept in until 10:30AM, and had a leisurely soak in the tub.  I feel great today.  It looks like a lovely day, blue skies and sunshine.  Later on I have to go to the store for cat food and just browse around.  A perfect day off!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 19 06 10:48
I've almost forgotten when I last slept until 10.30 a.m. - maybe it's a 'challenge' I should set myself for later this year : if I make it a 'challenge',  I won't feel that I'm being over-indolent. Surprising how we can kid ourselves with judicial word usage, isn't it?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 06 10:54
At this stage of life, I don't think of sleeping in as a challenge but as a luxury that happens all too seldom.  I did get up before five this morning to feed the cat, but by six-thirty I was asking myself why I was denying myself some necessary rest.  Since I couldn't come up with a good reason I went back to bed.  It feels wonderfully indolent.  There is nothing half as important as feeling good.  It makes life's tasks so much easier.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 19 06 10:57
That's right. I think I shall follow your example immediately, get back to work on making life pleasurable. There's a couch in an out of the way room, I think I'll have a lie down for half an hour or so (and take the phone off the hook) and do some daydreaming of green fields, hillsides, valleys and rivers.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 06 10:58
Enjoy!!  You'll feel much better for it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 19 06 11:01
I will. I'm hastening off now for my mini-siesta. Enjoy your browsing.

 I hope I have more life in me tomorrow, so we can get back on course for some  more of our usual deep, meaningful, dry and humourless conversation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 10:39
Kitten my dear, you've just logged in!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 10:43
I know I'm late, but I had to go water my cat.  His tank is now full.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 10:45
Please dry him with a towel at once!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 10:46
Since the water is inside, at which end should I insert the towel?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 10:49
Only you can know.

Incidentally, my siesta worked a treat yesterday - I spent the evening cutting down three bushes which were starting to look more like trees)...then I had a couple of pints, and still  felt as though I were in my youth (instead of merely approaching my prime).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 10:53
I've always thought the Spanish had the best idea with an afternoon siesta.  You accomplished a lot on that little rest.  I visualise the bushes huddling together fearfully, waiting to see who will be attacked next.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 10:54
I had to let them keep growing as blackbirds were nesting in them. However now they've fledged their first brood, they've started nesting in the honeysuckle...where (already) brood number 2 has hatched.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 10:57
So now the honeysuckle will grow unmolested.  The birds must be happy.  Two broods in a year?  I didn't know they bred more than once yearly.  Once again you broaden my knowledge.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 10:59
I've heard of three broods per year, and at the rate they're going at present  they'll probably achieve (or even  exceed) this.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 11:02
They must be well-fed.  Do they remain year-round, or fly south as winter approaches?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 11:03
They hang around all year - well, at least most of them do. I THINK they're my favourite bird, I particularly like the liquidity of their full-throated song at this time of the year.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 11:05
The only black birds I see around here are crows.  They are anything but melodious!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 06 11:06
Yes, nothing to compare - and yet crows are nice too (hard to think of any  bird or animal that isn't - the human variety all too frequently excepted, of course).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 20 06 11:10
Crows are intelligent. Hearing them long before the alarm rings is annoying.  It reminds the cat that since it signals daylight it must be breakfast time.  Goodbye sleep.  The also strew the garbage everywhere while searching for food.  But since they're crows, they are just being themselves.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 01:06
I suppose that if we didn't have money to buy it, we'd search around for food all day long too (or maybe just look appealing like cats). I agree with you one hundred times over, the custom of siesta MUST be obligatory in every country...so far only cats seem to have universally subscribed to the idea.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:31
Good Morning, Gopher.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:34
Hello Kitten, I hope this morning finds you bright eyed and bushy tailed?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:36
Bright-eyed.......comparatively speaking.  Bushy-tailed........sorry, but I'm a domestic shorthair.  And how are you this fine day?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:39
Been run off my feet so far, one of those days when 'everything' seems to happen. Enjoyable in small doses of course, but too many demands on one's time and attention can be frustrating - especially when it gets in the way of having a ten minute break with a cup of coffee. You're having a workday too, I take it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:41
Yes, indeed.  I just worked my first shift of the week.  Sunday evening seems so far away.  Your weekend starts tomorrow, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:42
No, I have to wait until Friday for that luxury, I have half a mind to have a 48 hour long siesta when it comes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:45
Pity.  I hope the rest of the day slows down its pace for you.  Are you contemplating another siesta today?  Or will you have the chance to?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:47
Looks like the replies overlapped.  Good for you.  It gives you more time to relax in the evening before sleep.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:48
No chance whatsoever today - alas. Two lots of people in already, plus three separate callers, not to mention phone calls and the arrival of letters, have all conspired to throw everything out of gear today. Shall have to make up later it will all hang-on to greet me tomorrow.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:50
Overlapping replies? Now there's an interesting idea. However I can't make out whether I overlapped you, or you overlapped me. But as you're a kitten, and therefore used to lapping, I'll assume it was you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:50
Sorry, I misread your last post.  I thought you said 4 hour, not 48 hour siesta.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:51
A 4 hour siesta is way too short for my present needs!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:52
I'm sure it was me.  You would never make such an error!  One thing about being extra busy, though.  It makes the day pass quickly.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:54
Certainly does - it feels like 11 p.m. already!!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 10:56
You mean it's not???  I guess that means I have to work another shift today.  *mumble, grumble*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 10:58
Console yourself, it's the longest day of the year (I think).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 11:00
It certainly feels like it.  I am thinking of things I must accomplish today before work, but I feel a sudden attack of inertia coming on.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 21 06 11:04
Inertia's not necessarily a bad thing - however the trouble is that it never seems to come on us at the right moment. At the moment I'm feeling very inert about answering my mail - I love writing letters, but nowadays it takes me ages to get round to making a start (once started and everything falls back into place). By the way, I turned down the trip to Poland - but left the door open for the possibility of doing it in 2008.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 21 06 11:09
I don't recall you mentioning a trip to Poland.  Postponing is fine, at least you know you will still be going eventually.  That would be a very interesting thing to do.  Do you plan a long trip, say a month or more?  I don't think you could take it all in in a year's time, but that would be a start.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 22 06 12:19
I'm not quite sure how long it will last, maybe three or four weeks - all I know is that some very old German friends wrote me and told me that if I flew over to Germany and met them there, they'd work out an all-expenses paid holiday with them in Poland. They seem to go there every year, so getting a postponement was no trouble. I WOULD  go A.S.A.P. but I want to devote holidays this year and next to visiting as many very old friends as I can - not to mention doing as much nostalgia wallowing as possible. I think I've now got to the stage of having seen so much that I'd rather see it all again than go about discovering 'new' places. I suppose you could liken the situation to falling in love every five minutes - so frequently that there's never any time for love itself.We meet so many people in our lives that it's hard to think that in order to see them all again we almost need another lifetime!Yes, having 'found' I'd now like to do some more relaxed 'appreciating'.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 22 06 05:18
Now that I see your plans for this year and next, I believe that you have made a sensible and wise decision.  The trip sounds like the chance of a lifetime, but putting long-time friends first is the best thing to do.  There's nothing wrong with wallowing in nostalgia.  After all, these are the people that shaped your life.  They must be good people....one doesn't revisit bad memories out of nostalgia.  You are very fortunate to have so many wonderful friends.  It indicates that you must be a good person yourself.

 You must have been to many places and seen many things.  I just felt a sudden pang of envy, since I've  also wanted to go look at the world, but haven't really seen much at all, compared with what I'd like to see.  Circumstances always seemed to prevent any wandering that I contemplated, but the dreams were there.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 22 06 10:54
Well ma'am, I don't think that I've got a lot of friends - it's just that the few I have are very dear to me and always have been. As for travelling, yes I've been very lucky in that department - as you say, all a matter of circumstance because there have been years and years when I've been bogged down in 'nothing' at all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 04:58
A few trustworthy friends are much preferred to a horde of acquaintances.  One good friend is worth his weight in gold, or so I read somewhere.  Therefore several good friends make you wealthy beyond imagining.  

  Now I must tear myself away from the computer and prepare for work.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 10:33
With luck you'll have torn yourself back for my next session!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 10:48
I tore back as quickly as possible.  Are you still around?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 10:49
Yes I'm still here - and in the meantime I had a makeover. What were YOU doing?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 10:53
I was dashing off in all directions simultaneously as I tried to complete my client's shopping.  I thought I made reasonable time considering how the line-ups are at the cash registers.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 10:55
Line-ups at cash registers are a nightmare...especially now that paying by plastic seems to be coming more and more prevalent. The nagain, there are those people who watch all their shopping get added up, and THEN start to look for their money (this is a particular annoyance of mine).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 10:58
One of my pet peeves is when they not only start to look for their money, but have to search around for the exact change, including lots and lots of pennies.   Grrrr...
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 10:58
...and more than likely they drop it too?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 10:59
Inevitably!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 11:00
Ah, the penny's dropped!

  Otherwise, how's your morning?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 11:03
My morning was rather hectic, but it passed swiftly, which was good.  My patient was cranky, but the day is bright and beautiful, so it balances out nicely.  And I have now reached mid-week of my work week.  Oh frabjous joy!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 11:06
I'm on the first of my day's off - and so far it's going excellently. The weather's cooled down to 'bearable' and in response my energy levels have shot up.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 11:10
How very nice for you.  Our temperature is supposed to rise to 25C. this afternoon, and I will be working in an almost closed environment.  A guaranteed weight loss environment somewhat akin to a sauna.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 11:13
It's been like that for me for well over two weeks - however no weight loss perceptible. Then again, I'm just one of those people who neither gains nor loses weight no matter how much or how little he eats.

How does your cat respond to the heat?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 11:16
My cat responds languidly by putting in more sleep time close to the fan.  I try to emulate him when possible.  I'm glad the day is cooler for you on your day off.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 23 06 11:18
Cats are amazing creatures regarding preferred levels of heat.  Give them a very cold winter's day on which only one stray sunbeam enters the room, and they're guaranteed to find it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 11:21
That's what my cat does, unless I beat him to it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 23 06 11:49
Hi Kitten and [FONT color=#0000ff]Gopher[/FONT]    Just popping in to say HI !!!!!!!  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]

  (I don't know what's with the link....but it seems to happen every time I type Gopher)

  [img style="WIDTH: 410px; HEIGHT: 272px" height=357 src="http://www.gregoryfrost.com/images/SleepingCatsLie1.jpg" width=501]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 06 12:15
Hi, P.C.  Sorry I missed you.  Another gorgeous cat.  I don't know where you find them all!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:32
Hello PC and Gopher - that cat looks as though it really got the cream. Cats MUST be the most photogenic of all animals!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 10:40
Hi, Gopher.  Just arrived from the vet.  The cat's tank is topped up and he's content, as am I.  Did you have a lovely non-productive day yesterday?  I think all animals are photogenic, but cats are my favourite pictures.    (you would never have guessed, would you!)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:42
I agree, almost every animal is beautiful, but none of them lend themselves so well to being pohtographed as cats.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 10:45
I also think that baby hippos and rhinos can be very appealing.  Not reptiles, at least the snaky kind.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 24 06 10:47
Hi again Kitten and Gopher !

  Again, just popping in to say hey !  

(I finished the invitations, Kitten.....TA DAAAAA)  I'm off to deliver.  

I have a couple more chores, and then hope to grab a little of that sunshine.  What a gorgeous day !!!!!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:48
Yes, all  young life - be it flora or fauna.

  Hi to you too, PC
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 10:50
  Hi, P.C.   I'm so happy for you.  Congratulations![A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt="" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_32_7.gif[/img][/A]





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:51
What's she delivering?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 24 06 10:52
Thanks Kitten.  What a relief.....lol

  Talk about photogenic.......

  (http://www.i-pets.com/blog/uploaded_images/chimp_primate-724397.jpg)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 10:53
Wedding invitations that she crafted for someone.  This lady is very talented, believe me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:54
You were delivering a baby chimp? Sorry, we overlapped again - now I see.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 24 06 10:56
rofl, Gopher.

  (http://www.i-pets.com/blog/uploaded_images/baby_bunnies-732160.jpg) A bunny for your thoughts.  (I can change that expression....right ???)

                                                             
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 10:58
I'm writing lol as I haven't yet worked out the meaning of rofl.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 24 06 10:59
OK....one more.

  [img height=367 src="http://home.planet.nl/~fran0446/Afbeeldingen/Kittens/2006-01-19_groupE.JPG" width=450]

  Have a wonderful day.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 11:00
Wow, an expolosion of kittens!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 11:01
ROFL = Roll On Floor Laughing
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 11:02
Thanks, I trust in your omniscience at all times ma'am.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 11:05
I don't, but I asked someone else a long time ago  (in computer years) and they were kind enough to tell me.  My computer is running like it's full of frozen molasses right now.  Are you finding the same problem?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 24 06 11:07
No, mine's running as though it's had an overdose of rhubarb.

  By the way, did you realise this is now the THIRD most posted thread?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 24 06 11:25
No, I hadn't realized that.  I'm quite amazed!  And could you lend me some of that rhubarb for my computer?  Otherwise I'll have to resort to feeding it Ex-Lax to get it moving again.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/22.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 25 06 10:17
You can have as much rhubarb as you like - I've got a vast crop of it this year. However, may I suggest the powdered form? You'll find this at once highly concentrated (ergo super efficient) and far more easily portable than that which comes straight from the garden.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 06 10:29
My computer read the threats toward it and decided to behave today.  I gather you really like rhubarb to grow so much of it.  I don't think the powdered version would work too well in a coffee cake, even if the original stuff is more expensive to ship.  Wonder how it would taste stirred into carbonated water?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 25 06 10:33
Hmm. Now there's a thpought. Buy some and let me know the results.It may also add a bit of go to your car if added to the gas. Another wonderful thing about rhubarb is how efficiently it cleans your pans when everything else has been found to be of no avail.

Otherwise, a fox crossed my path last night as I was walking hom - is this a sign of anything?

ALSO, something unusuasl about which I meant to inform you earlier in the week - I was almost knocked dowen by a PENNY-FARTHING as I was walking home from work the other day!: certainly a surprise as I've never seen one on the streets before.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 06 10:42
I think I'll pass on the carbonated beverage.  It could produce unwanted side effects.  Also, until proved otherwise, the gas tank will continue to operate on gasoline only.  It might give the car more "go" power, but my little car has all the power it really needs in the city.

  At a guess, the fox crossing your path would mean that there are a few in the neighbourhood.  I haven't heard of any other significance attached to the event.  I think they are an attractive animal.  We have coyotes in our area, and they look like mangy, half-starved dogs.

  How very unusual to see a penny-farthing on the street!  There is a unicyclist that I see fairly often pedalling up and down the hills here.  I think of it as an amazing demonstration of stamina.      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 25 06 10:45
Stamina? Well, if it's not spinach a la Popeye, then it must be rhubarb.

  I agree with you about foxes, a most attractive animal indeed. The one I saw last night seemed (from a distance) to be a large cat, however as it got closer there was no mistaking it at all, slender, graceful and evidently quite tame as it stopped awhile and listened to my greeting before scuring off to who knows what in the grounds of the local hospital.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 06 10:51
If I were a unicyclist, especially on some of these bumpy roads, the last thing I would want is rhubarb before setting out on my journey!

  I used to occasionally see foxes when I lived in Surrey.  One warm spring evening I saw a mother fox with her kits trailing behind.  I so wished for a camera then, since they seem to be shy little creatures.  Perhaps your fox hadn't run into any bad guys yet and was more trusting.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 25 06 10:53
I hope so. It's a terrible thing to realise that almost all animals are instinctively frightend of humans - what an awful legacy our ancestors must have given them.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 06 10:57
When you think of hunters crashing about in the forest every fall, it's understandable that they would be frightened.  I feel sorry for the young ones that are left behind to try to fend for themselves.  I am a meat-eater, but I wouldn't be eating anything that wasn't in plentiful supply, such as chicken.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 25 06 11:02
I suppose it makes me glad to be a human - but do I REALLY want to belong to the species which is so adept at persecuting almost all the others?

  Kitten, I'm off for now (back at work today - so far it's been good, in fact I'm in for an easy week. 'Hard' weeks are always the first and third in the month).

  Please tell PC that when she mentioned that she was delivering, I instantaneously assumed that she was a midwife (until you clarified the matter).

  Enjoy the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 06 11:03
Good to hear work is going well today.  The time is approaching for my last shift of the week.  Halleluia!  I will pass your message to P.C.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 26 06 12:26
Thanks. ...I suppose that nowadays it would make a natural follow-on to producing wedding invitation cards.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 06 10:44
Good morning, Gopher.  I'm curious about your new avatar.  Care to elucidate?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 27 06 10:46
Not really, it's just one I found ! Actually if you've kept your eyes open you'll have found that they're changing with mind-boggling frequency at the present time. I just can't decide what to use.

  Are you back at work again now?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 06 10:50
I had noticed the changes, and my mind has been well and truly boggled.  

  No, not at work, just enjoying my "weekend".  I had a medical appointment for myself yesterday and another for my cat today.  Apart from that, I am devoting myself to some serious loafing, thanks to the heat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 27 06 10:53
I've just been doing some googling and have come up with a lovely word that at once means 'actively lazing' or loafing - LOZZOCKING! Lovely word, isn't it?

  I do hope that cat and kitten have benefited from their respective visits to vet and doctor.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 06 10:58
Lozzocking!  I shall have to store that in my list of beautiful words.  Thank you for finding that.

 Medically, Cat is doing well with his Wringer's lactate infusions.  Kitten is still waiting for results of the MRI scan.  The doctor is becoming impatient with the delay.  But I am a very patient patient, so I don't mind too much.  How are you today?

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 27 06 11:04
How am I today?

Not bad at all thanks. I'm in a nice week at work i.e. not at all rushed, this happens every second and fourth week in the month, hence I am able to get on with all sorts of things that I don't usually have time for, PLUS (of course) some things of my own.

The heat which we had all through the month vanished a day or so ago, all seems more comfortable now - it's back again in a couple of days, but not (in the short term) going to be quite as hot as it was before.

Good to hear of patient patients - nowadays I loathe going to the doctors and am impatient to get away even before I walk through the door. Doctors in general, or so I find, don't seem to be as friendly nowadays - more efficient perhaps but, alas, at the expense of a bedside manner. Do you find the same? Or are you still treated as a patient rather than merely the harbourer of a 'complaint'?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 06 11:11
I'm happy for you that you have easier work this week, as well as a more comfortable temperature to work in.

  I've been very lucky to have been with the same doctor for the last 23 years, and he does treat me as a welcome patient rather than an anonymous medical file.  There were a couple of times when he was on holiday that I had to go to a clinic, and I was very uncomfortable with the experience.  They seem to treat you as an intrusion, rather than as a patient.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 27 06 11:17
Yes, it's a sign of the times - impersonality lends itself to effective treatment, or so they seem to think. Oh for the days when I had the same doctor from ages beyond recall!

  Back to lozzocking: evidently it's what you do when you're lying in the bath (well, at least that's the only example of its usage which I've yet been able to find).

  We're the only two people on the board at present - I wonder if we've frightened everyone else away?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 27 06 11:18
No we're not. Some Chick has just arrived!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 06 11:22
Then lozzocking is one of my favourite things to do.  I love to soak in a hot bath full of scented foam, with good music playing quietly in the background.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 12:30
You've got it - that's lozzocking!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:28
Good morning, Gopher.  I see once again you are deserving of applause.  You are a many-faceted and talented man.   May I ask what the subject matter was in your books?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:31
You have answered my question on the other thread.  Could you PM me with the titles or would that infringe on your privacy?  I have always enjoyed satire and a spiritual journey sounds like very interesting reading.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:31
Hmm. Not sure I want to get too much into this as I like to keep quiet about it. However, one was very much concerned with visits to the scenes and influences of childhood (and the recreation of it all as child grown to maturity (?) who found that he was still very much affected by everything he re-encountered, the other more or less satirised everything about the organisation I work for. Maddeningly, they enjoyed it - although there were more than a few raised eyebrows along the way.      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:33
I understand.  I won't press you further, but again, my congratulations on having published.  Many have written, but few are published.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:34
kitten wrote:
 You have answered my question on the other thread.  Could you PM me with the titles or would that infringe on your privacy?  I have always enjoyed satire and a spiritual journey sounds like very interesting reading.

  ........I'm trying to decide
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:34
W're overlapping in a grand style today
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:35
True.  So much to say, so little time.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:39
Agreed. I'm having an excellent day today, how about you? The temperature is 'just right' i.e. low seventies, the sun's shining and I've a lot of (unstrenuous) things to do - the sort of things that fill in one's time in quite enjoyably.

Otherwise I'm very busy on the garden again, digging out hundreds of lilies of the valleys which seem to have colonised it to an amazing degree - and planting in their place some ferns which have been given to me.

Did you manage to get your 'shady spot' sorted out?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:43
Your day sounds much like mine.  Cooler, more comfortable....the best kind of day.  

  I decided on flowering hostas interspersed with begonias for that area.  They do look nice, and fill in that part of the garden very well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:47
Glad you've made some progress - gardens are very demanding at all times.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:49
More demanding than a cat!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:50
Are you asking me - or telling me?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:51
Yes!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:54
Thank you for putting the matter so definitely beyond dispute!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 10:56
I hate to be ambiguous about such things.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 10:58
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 11:00
Parsnips are not a favourite vegetable of mine, buttered OR plain.  I'd much rather have fine words.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 11:03
Me too, although I'm not at all averse to sprouts
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 11:05
It's very quiet here again, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 11:07
I think they see our marvellously crafted posts, and just stand back in awe until we're done.  Either that, or they went out for lunch on this lovely day.

  I too like sprouts, but not turnips particularly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 11:08
Can't say turnips turn me on either. But I do really LOVE spinach!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 28 06 11:09
Yes, yes, yes.  With butter and a touch of vinegar.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 11:10
I've not tried it with either - I don't have time between it's appearing on the plate and suddenly vanishing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 28 06 11:11
Must be popping off again now, look forward to our next series of revelations.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:36
Gopher wrote:
 Must be popping off again now, look forward to our next series of revelations.[/DIV]
 Shall we move on to Revelations 2:1?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 29 06 10:38
What's that? And does it have anything at all to do with the fact that you've made no contribution to the Purity thread?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:40
Purity?  What's that????  Don't believe I'm acquainted with the term.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 29 06 10:40
PC will explain it to you (if you ask nicely).

By the way, Kitten do you ever experience 'cat nights'? They usually take place in the summer - we had one here last night, cats from 'everywhere' seemed to have descended on to a relatively small area - sitting on the tops of cars, under them, on walls etc.etc. All looking at each other - the air thick with  the atmosphere of un-miaowed threats.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:44
You're right.  It is always best to go to an expert.  I did contribute to that thread, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 29 06 10:47
I've just read it, and now I'm going to look up that  Bible reference.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:50
Don't bother, Gopher.  I made it up as a response to you posting yesterday where you referred to continuing revelations today.  That's why I replied with quote.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 30 06 01:35
Yes, but what about cat nights?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 30 06 04:39
I've never seen any "cat nights", but it must be an amazing sight.  I do hear loud, angry conversations between them at certain times of the year.  They try to time their concerts in the wee small hours for maximum effect.  There are a couple of talented singers in their group that yowl louder and longer than any of the rest.  Somewhat like a rock concert.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 30 06 04:46
Gopher where do you live? Cats roaming the streets sitting on cars? That puts a picture of a south american slum for some reason.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 30 06 10:30
It only happens on summer nights and usually in small byroads away from all other signs of life.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 01 06 10:08
Hi Kitten......day off ?  or between shifts.

  Gorgeous out there.  I'm going to tackle the deck today.....summer's zipping along, and we've spent little relax time outside.  What are you up to this fine day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 06 10:11
Hi, P.C.   I'm between shifts.  Took my cat in to get tanked up and now I'm going to kick back and relax for a while.  I've got a book and some blueberries with whipped cream, so it looks like a great day.  Enjoy your deck time.  It's perfect weather for it.  I might go sit on my patio for a while.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 01 06 10:21
Sounds divine, Kitten.  Blueberries, whipped cream and a good book. Does it get any better????

  I wasn't actually planning on relaxing on the deck, I was planning on starting to 'disassemble' it.  (if that fails, I'll demolish it)  It's not really safe right now, the stringers are rotting.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 06 10:25
But it's your day off!!!   Why, oh why must you work so hard?  I can't understand why you work so hard at your job, only to come home and work even harder, if that's possible.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 01 06 10:34
LOL   Well if I don't get it done, there will be nowhere to relax.  I'm heading in the right direction, right ??  I actually don't consider home stuff, work.  Laundry and vacuuming is work....home improvement is fun.

Hubby is taking 2 WEEKS off.  I'm finding myself a little jealous.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]  He's going to work on the 'new' workshop as it's been sitting 1/3 finished for a couple years.  It's hard to find a niche big enough for the size of shop he wants, without cutting down some trees and I'm a little stubborn about that.  (I thought I'd rather settle for a smaller shop, but now I'm seeing the error of my ways *lol*)

  I'm off to strap on my tool belt.....have a great day Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 01 06 11:06
I'm for the beach this afternoon
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 06 07:48
So you actually had a day off today?  Fabulous!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 02 06 10:11
In fact I had two days (Friday and Saturday), however back again today and trying to keep cool and actually get down to doing some work (not an easy combination): tonight I MUST start doing some watering again, everywhere seems to be burning up - me, not least of all.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 02 06 09:05
I gave the garden a heavy soak last night so they should be good until tomorrow.  I find every second day seems to work well except for the petunias, which are very greedy little flowers.  They'll get watered in the morning.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 09:39
Another scorcher here, looks as though I'll be watering the lawn again tonight - and probably cutting it beforehand.

How's your day off going? Still hitting the vodka?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 06 09:57
Right now it's quite comfortable here, although I don't know how hot it will be later.  As for the vodka, it's more of a once in a long while type of thing.  But it was delicious.  I finished my book before going to work last evening, and now I'm halfway through another.  This one is about genetic altering to create loyal slaves for the elite masters.  It's interesting, in a horrid way.  I'm glad that it is only fiction.  I should be getting the hose out while the garden is still in shade.  I always water at the roots to avoid burning the plants, but I wouldn't want to water in direct sunlight.

  I vastly prefer heat to cold, but where you are, it sounds rather extreme.  I hope it doesn't get too unbearable for you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 10:00
It's not usually extreme at all, the current weather is an exception to the rule. Strange thing is that as I've grown older I find that I can tolerate the cold far more than the heat (I always assumed it would be otherwise). A temperature of 70 throughout last night was exhausting to say the least: I assume I slept.

How many books do you usually read per week?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 06 10:10
Gopher wrote:
 It's not usually extreme at all, the current weather is an exception to the rule. Strange thing is that as I've grown older I find that I can tolerate the cold far more than the heat (I always assumed it would be otherwise). A temperature of 70 throughout last night was exhausting to say the least: I assume I slept.

How many books do you usually read per week?[/DIV]
 I can handle up to about 80 without too much discomfort during the day, but at night I have a fan turned on by my bed to keep the temperature comfortable.  On the other hand, when it drops to around 40 my extremities start to freeze and I feel miserable.  I've always suspected there is more than a trace of reptile in my blood....other people don't seem to react like that.

  My book reading depends on whatever time I have available, as well as the size of the books.  Generally I'll read 4 or 5 a week, but sometimes more.  I had to take two days to read one book the other day as it was over 800 pages.  

Reading was my escape as a child and I've continued to love reading all my life.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 06 10:14
Currently in downtown St. Louis its 94 degrees with 38% humidity so its not too too bad. Could be worse.

  We are expecting rain but I doubt it considering the humidity is on 38%. They say its going to be 85 tomorrow.

  Heat index is 100-105

Heat index means what it actually feels like outside. If the humidity was higher the heat index would be through the roof.  Sometimes heat indexs get to 110 to 120 here. Deadly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 10:15
Read back the last message> Immediately after my asking you how many books you  read each week you replied "Normally I can handle about 80" (or words to that effect). I marvelled at this for a while, even to as far as conjecturing how many arms and pairs of eyes you might have; however  I later realised you were referring to the temperature.

  Back to books, I too have read intensely since a child - nowadays 2-3 per week. But while I was on holdiay a few weeks ago I managed 8. One my greatest joys in life, I reckon (another is my correspondence).    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 10:16
Sportsdude wrote:
 Currently in downtown St. Louis its 94 degrees with 38% humidity so its not too too bad. Could be worse.

  We are expecting rain but I doubt it considering the humidity is on 38%. They say its going to be 85 tomorrow.[/DIV]
 .........

  Is this normal  for you every year?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 06 10:17
That would be unpleasant to me, Sportdude.  When I was younger I lived for a while in Montreal where the temperature would get up to 98 or 100 in the summer but it didn't bother me.  I guess the ability to tolerate extreme temperatures decreases with age.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 06 10:22
The heat? Yes. Can I stand it? No.

When I go outside I immediately start to sweat in my moutache area. I get a sweat moustache. Clothes get really dirty.  My body doesn't take sweat easily.  Never could take the heat. Love the cold. Most likely went to Florida for the last time last year because grandma thinks she's dying and can't cook for the kids anymore just wants adults to help clean. Well when I was at florida I about baked and it wasn't as hot as it is here usually.

  If you want to know it is like to live in the midwest turn your oven on to 450 degrees (232) and open the oven and feel the heat. Thats what you have to deal with down here. When the sun is up you don't go outside. So if you want to go outside the best times are between 4am and 7am and 7pm to 10pm.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 06 10:24
I got a chuckle out of your last message, Gopher.  I forgot to erase the quote before posting, and it did look confusing.

  When I had a job with regular holidays, I often would read eight or nine books a week, but since I started this job I have no extended holiday apart from my "weekends".  Shift work cuts into my reading time, and I hate to put a book down before it is finished.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 10:27
Sportsdude wrote:
 The heat? Yes. Can I stand it? No.

    So if you want to go outside the best times are between 4am and 7am and 7pm to 10pm

...............

Are the streets full of people between 7pm and 10pm - and do your shops open at times which attract customers who prefer to do their shopping in acceptable temperatures?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 06 10:27
Montreal I believe would feel a little cooler since the St. Lawerance is surrounding it. that river is wide. The wider the cooler plus that river flows from the north so the river is colder. Wind picks it up, wind becomes cool, air feels colder then it is.  Saint Louis the mississippi and missouri don't have that luxury and the river isn't as wide.  I could live in Montreal. When it gets cold it gets cold.

If your prone to the flu or colds this is not the place to live. One day it will be 100 and the next it will be in the 60's.  During the winter I've seen temperatures go from 70 to 25 in a day before. Lots of people get really sick, but I never have for some reason.  Weather here can't seem to make up its mind.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 06 10:31
Oh no gopher this place is boresville.  In one area where huge growth has taken place things start to shut down at 5 or 6pm.  Malls are only open til 9:30.  The place is joke if you ask me.  Its almost as bad as Nova Scotia and its no shopping on Sundays. In fact, until recently, this very catholic rooted town didn't sell alcohol on Sundays.  Things close down at 5pm on Sundays. And opened late here is like 11pm.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 12:08
Hard to believe that St. Louis is a big city!

However, don't be too concerned, there are Boresvilles all over the place - it's just that your's seems to be more boring than most. Does it really have NOTHING going for it (apart from your presence, of course)?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 04 06 01:29
Well it depends on what you mean by going for it. There are some great things in St. Louis

The zoo (although watch out for the smokers they have free reign over the place and someone made light of it in the paper today and like any town with nothing on its mind its all over the news)

But its one of the best in the country and its free.

[A href="http://www.stlzoo.org/"]http://www.stlzoo.org/[/A]

  Then there is the Muny which is the largest and oldest open air theatre in the United States.  Family has season tickets we go to a play every week. It holds 12,000 people with an extra 1,000 free seats in the back.

[A href="http://www.muny.org/"]http://www.muny.org/[/A]

  Then there is Forest Park where the only good stuff in Saint Louis is. It was the site of the 1904 World's Fair.  Its bigger than Central Park in New York.  It holds the zoo, muny, art musem, history musem, Saint Louis Science Center, Jewel Box, Boat House, Steinberg outdoor skating rink and miles of bike paths and 3 golf course. Forest Park is great.

[A href="http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/"]http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/parks/forestpark/[/A]

  Then there is the Fox Theatre and Powell Hall which use to be giant movie theatres back in the twenties when going to the movies was an art form.  Now the Fox is huge indoor stage place, where broadway shows come during the winter when they can't go to the muny, holds 4,278 people plus 234 club seats.  Powell Hall now is where the the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is at. The Powell Hall holds 2,689 people.  

  [A href="http://www.fabulousfox.com/"]http://www.fabulousfox.com/[/A]

[A href="http://www.slso.org/powell/index.htm"]http://www.slso.org/powell/index.htm[/A]

  Then there is Soulard (the french quarter), The Hill (Italian nieghbourhood where yogi berra and company grew up, best italian resturants in the country can be found there) and Laclede's landing the last remaining old part of St. Louis that date backs to 1850.  Most of that area was destroyed to build the Saint Louis Arch.

  [A href="http://www.lacledeslanding.org/"]http://www.lacledeslanding.org/[/A]

[A href="http://www.slfp.com/Soulard.htm"]http://www.slfp.com/Soulard.htm[/A]

[A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hill_(Saint_Louis"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hill_(Saint_Louis[/A])

[A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulard_%28St._Louis%2C_Missouri%2C_USA%29"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soulard_%28St._Louis%2C_Missouri%2C_USA%29[/A]

[A href="http://www.nps.gov/jeff/"]http://www.nps.gov/jeff/[/A]

  Oh and there is the Eads Bridge the longest bridge in the world when it was built in 1874.

[A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eads_Bridge"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eads_Bridge[/A]

  Those are the good things about the town (not including Union Station which was the biggest train station in the midwest but was turned into a mall and his been a flop).  There are a lot of bad things that I have talked about on numerous occasions about the place, which I have documented.

The things I mentioned are the St. Louis success stories. Thats the stuff they want you to see and not the failures like the Keil Opera house, urban decay of North Saint Louis, still present today segregation, ghettoization of East Saint Louis, crime and failed downtown renewal projects. And the urban sprawl to the suburbs due to 'white flight'.

[A href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_flight"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_flight[/A]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 04 06 04:53
Good morning Kitten,

On the fly, but thought I's pop in and say HI !!!!!  Sending some beautiful roses for you....enjoy your day.

  [img height=327 src="http://www.prairiefuture.com/gallery/photos/roses.jpg" width=441]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 04:57
Good morning, P.C.  Thank you for the lovely roses.  I wish I could take them out and put them in a vase!  Have a very good day at work.  Hope you're feeling well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 06:01
MORNING LAMENT

  A large convocation of crows

Arrived to disturb my repose

I grumbled and said

"I'll get out of bed

For I won't get more sleep, heaven knows!"
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 10:26
I'd like some roses too, Princess Charisma
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 10:46
(http://tultw.com/pics/gophers006.jpg)

  Here's a little pal to keep you company while you work.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 10:47
You're really almost TOO considerate, ma'am. What's his name?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 10:48
I think he said it was Twinkie, but he lisps a lot so it's hard to tell.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 10:49
I have a lot of visitors coming this week, I'll introduce him to all of them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 10:51
Be sure he's on his best behaviour.  He tends to bite when he's annoyed.  Oh, and he also slobbers when he's happy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 10:52
Well, I've got all sorts coming this week, so he'll really be able to display his full repertoire.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 10:54
If you play soothing music, he calms right down.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 10:57
That's useful to know. One of the groups who are coming tomorrow very often bring an ancient soubrette with them who sings songs gathered from all sorts of peculiar memory lanes. Think he'll like those?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 10:59
Like them!  He will probably insist on singing along.  Can't carry a tune but the effort is there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:00
Same goes for the ancient soubrette - although you can't fault her on theatrical gesticulations.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 11:02
Have you invested in earplug stock?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:03
No. But it sounds as though it might be a good idea. Usually I just go into a side room and close the door
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 11:05
It sounds more like time to explore the back forty, starting from the far end!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:06
I don't know this expression. Can you elucidate?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 11:10
The back forty is a farm expression.  In this case you would head to the end of your forty-acre farm to avoid unpleasantness such as discordant voices.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:12
Yes, of course. I knew I knew.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 11:14
Of course you did.  You were just testing to see if I could come up with a good explanation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:15
No I wasn't. I was just being idiotic.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 06 11:16
Never, sir.  You have far too fine a mind for that.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 06 11:18
I shall most certainly not disagree. And now I'm off, do have the most wonderful afternoon in the world!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 06 06 07:09
Hi Kitten..... you must check out the link on the 'Picture only' thread.  It's about cats 'stealing' fish.  It's quite comical.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 06 07:17
I did and you're right.  Two kilos is hard to believe, isn't it!  As a matter of fact it almost made me late for work, since it took a while to download.  It was fun watching them.  Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 06 06 07:30
Must have been a hoot watching them while they were doing the experiment.  I kind of did the same thing once with apples.  My friend who was visiting had never seen a raccoon.  The little bandits were stealing apples out of the boxes (waiting to be turned into apple sauce) on the deck.  They had been visiting nightly, and even while she was there, but she kept missing them.

  I finally set up an overturned cardboard box on top of the hot tub and set up 3 apples on top.  So we were watching and watching (and chatting) and somehow in not paying attention for only an instant, there was only one apple sitting there.  So I set them up again.  Finally she got to view the whole family.  She was tickled pink.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 06 07:35
Raccoons used to come through my lawn every year in the spring.  A mother and three young ones.  One of the first years I lived here my cat had a narrow escape from them and managed to squeeze through the patio door just in the nick of time.  Since then I've always been wary of the critters.  I think the SPCA relocated them a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 06 06 07:44
Yes, I've heard they can be nasty....lucky kitty.

  I have a picture of my old cat Leonard, touching noses with a raccoon.  He was unaffected by their presence (and they, his).  I was VERY nervous, and by the time I'd spotted them, I made the decision to not put the scare into them, for fear that would trigger a negative reaction.  They were often on the porch together.  There was also a big rabbit that hung around the yard for a couple years.  He seemed to be sweet on Leonards mama...P.C.  She wanted nothing to do with him...(I have pictures of the 3 of them together too)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 06 07:49
What a gem for a photo album!  I'm surprised that Leonard had no problem with the raccoon, but he was a big cat, wasn't he?  The sort other animals think twice about messing around with.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 06 06 08:06
Oh !!! I'm surprise that posted.....I've been sitting with a big white page for 10 minutes again.

  Leonard was a giant.  Cashmere is a big fellow, but part of that is the figure he cuts with his long coat and Leonard was a short haired ginger cat.  He looked like a souped up hot rod, as his back legs were much longer than his front legs.....lol
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 06 10:18
Good mornin, Gopher.  Here's the update on the emergency my patient phoned about in such a dither.  She couldn't explain on the phone because she was crying, so I dashed off frantically to see what was wrong.  When I got there the noon caregiver had already arrived.  She had dropped her remote control on the floor, and couldn't get it herself.  So when I went in to see her, she was happily changing stations and forgot that she had called me.  Just one of those little frustrations that come with the job.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 07 06 10:20
Why are little frustrations usually perceived as great? I had imagined the worst and was wondering what was happening -  I was fully expecting you to have much to say on this matter.

But, good morning to you, too.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 06 10:24
I had also expected the worst so I grabbed the list of emergency numbers as I left the apartment.  I guess that to her it was an emergency.  After all, she is confined to bed and helpless, and all she has for entertainment is her TV and newspaper.  Since she doesn't understand or remember too much of what is in the paper, that only leaves TV.  For most of the time, that is all the company she has.  It's a good thing she is only a ten-minute drive from my place.  Less, yesterday!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 07 06 10:28
Oh what a sorry thing all round. Infirmity with age has absolutely NOTHING to commend it at all, I just hope that she's happy - or at least contented (at least contented? I really think that I'd change happiness for contentment any day).

By the way, have you looked at the Quotes? Are you a TRUE friend?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 06 10:34
She seems to be content. I've seen her suddenly remember things she used to do and start crying with frustration.  She soon forgets again, but watching her being so sad is heartbreaking.  There's just enough of her mind left that she has these flashbacks.  To me that would be a living nightmare.  I would rather go swiftly than decline gradually.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 07 06 10:37
Oh yes, anyday. My mother died from Alzheimers, we had her at home with it for ten years - it was an awful period, and yet now and then lightened by moments of incredible humour. Yes, a swift and painless demise is something certainly something to hope for.

BUT, while we're approaching the height of our youth, we should temporarily let these sad matters rest and turn our thoughts to gathering rosebuds while we may.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 06 10:41
Agreed.  I was out gathering wilted roses from the bushes early this morning, and the new ones are so pretty.  My favourites are still the yellows, but the light and dark pinks are lovely too.  I had a red rose bush, but my clematis ate it when I wasn't looking.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 07 06 10:47
Oh a carnivorous clematis! My roses are only just coming out - well, actually they've been out for a couple of months but they're making very, very slow progress this year.

I've more or less half-killed myself with work on the garden this week so now I'm giving it a break for a few days - should have been sensible and realised that temperatures in the nineties aren't conducive to hours of manual labour. It's still pretty hot today, but cloudy and given to brief showers of rain - otherwise entirely suffocating.

My special birds have indeed bred for a third time this year!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 07 06 10:50
Hey gopher I don't know what the best city in the world is temperature wise. That was a tough one. I guess it depends on ones taste. For some living in the desert with no water in sight is paradise while I perfer mountains and semi to cold weather.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 06 10:51
Those birds are amazing!  You have provided them with a beautiful place to rear their young, and in return you will be serenaded by a wonderful chorus of grateful birds.

  It's good to know you're going to take it easy for a while.  Not much sense in beautifying the garden and destroying yourself in the process.  I wouldn't want to work in that heat if there was any choice.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 07 06 10:52
To Sportsdude: I wondered about the Canary Islands or Madeira, but don't really know much about them. I had the feeling that an island not TOO far from the equator would probably have a nice combination of warmth and cooling breezes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 07 06 11:03
Gopher wrote:
 To Sportsdude: I wondered about the Canary Islands or Madeira, but don't really know much about them. I had the feeling that an island not TOO far from the equator would probably have a nice combination of warmth and cooling breezes.

 
 Canary Islands are off the coast of Morocco. That one canadian airliner that landed with no fuel a couple of years ago.. (I forget the name the plane had a hole in the gas tank apparently) thats where it landed I believe. Canary Islands is an autonomous region of Spain.

  Madeira is north of the Canaries it too might have been the place where that plane crash landed a couple of years ago can't remember. Madeira is Portugal autonomous island so you better learn portuguese
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 08 06 11:10
Learning Portuguese shouldn't be all that much of a challenge, it's the second most spoken language (after English) where I live - due to a huge influx of Portuguese workers over the last two years. In the meantime, I'm still trying to work out just where on earth the most pleasant climate can be enjoyed all year round (for me it would ideally be eternal Spring, but I guess that's impossible).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 04:52
How's it going Kitten.....feeling any better at all ????
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 06:18
A little, thanks.  I persuaded some tea to stick around so things are looking up.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 07:24
That sounds a little promising Kitten.  Hang in there....it'll get better.  Keep coaxing that tea down and maybe a teeny bit of sugar.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 07:28
Oh no.......never sugar.  I can't stand it in tea.  Milk, okay.  I'm going to try dry toast now, so wish me luck.  And thanks, P.C.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 07:32
Luck, Kitten.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 07:46
Scratch the toast idea.  Now where did I put Plan B...........I did have a Plan B, didn't I?  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/4.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 07:55
Ginger Ale or Seven Up ????   We gotta get something in there !!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:00
Tried ginger ale.  No help, just gas cramps which I REALLY don't need.  Maybe milk.  Time will heal. *but why is it taking so long???*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:06
When did it start, Kitten ?  

  It's taking so long, because first it poisons everything in your system.  Then the 'havoc' creates new problems.....dehydration, which affects your blood, your kidneys and just about everything else.

(oh yeah.....and I hate to say it, but once we pass 14, everything takes longer)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:09
It started last Friday, which means I've been putting up with this nonsense for a full week now.  Oh, for the resilience of youth.  And I simply HAVE to be back at work by next Wednesday.  They are still trying to find someone to cover the weekend shifts.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:13
 And I simply HAVE to be back at work by next Wednesday.

  Aaaaa, No.  You simply have to take care of yourself  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 08:14
Question is what did you eat on friday, where did you go?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:18
......meaning look after yourself. (not that you're not caring for your....well, you know what I mean)  If you don't look after Kitten, Kitten won't be much good for anyone else.  Hmmm, where have I heard that before......KITTEN ?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:20
I remember my last meal very well.............a small tossed salad with Ranch dressing, and a small tenderized steak, well done.  To the best of my knowledge both the salad and meat were fresh, as I had bought them that day on the way home from work.  So I honestly don't know what triggered it.  And I think a lack of natural resistance to illness has prolonged the misery.

  I hear what you're saying, P.C., but the fact of the matter is there is almost no help available for the lady, and no space available in a reliable rest home for respite.  I can't imagine putting her in any old substandard space with poor care.  She doesn't deserve that.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:23
I just checked your last post, P.C.  You're right.....there does seem to be an echo, at that.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 08:24
Did you cut the steak (before cooking) then used the same knife to cut the vegetables? That's usually the cause of sickness at restuarants.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:29
No, it was a pretenderized steak, single size serving.  All I did was season it and put it in the pan.  The salad was a basic lettuce, tomato and cuke salad, nothing fancy.  When I finish work at night, I don't feel like doing anything fancy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:30
I DO understand your emotional committment to your lady, Kitten.....I'm just worried about you.  You're going to end up needing someone to care for YOU.

  Hi Sportsdude [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0].  I think the cutting raw meat is more of a concern with chicken....beef shouldn't be an issue.  I'm thinking dressing.  Anything 'mayo' based.  I got food poisoning twice.....once from corned beef, and once from tartar sauce.  It's a wretched ache.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:31
I checked the due date on the dressing and it is still current, but I think I'll toss it anyway, just in case.  Why take chances?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:34
When in doubt....throw it out.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/k010.gif" border=0]      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 08:38
Do you wash the lettuce even if it says its 'pre washed'?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:40
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt="" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_9_11.gif[/img][/A] You got it!  This seems like a lot of space devoted to gastric distress, doesn't it?  Anyway, I'm thinking I should be heading back to bed for a while.  I may be back later, it all depends on how I feel.

  Goodnight and the sweetest of dreams to you.  





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 08:41
Of course, SD.  I'm very, very careful with food.  Goodnight again!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 08:42
Ditto Kitten.....I may pop back later too!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 08:51
Talk to you ladies later. Another long day of work over for me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:02
Are you actually going to get to bed before midnight, Sportsdude ????  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 09:06
Well yes and no. I'm done for the night but as I look at the clock its midnight so technically not yet. Plus I've got to get ready for bed and that takes a half an hour.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:08
Sleep tight, Sportsdude !!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/k015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 09:58
  [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt=Beaver src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_11_11.gif[/img][/A]  I'm baaack!!  Couldn't get comfy, so I got up again.  At least the room isn't rotating now!  I was surprised to see you still up, P.C., but then I realized it is one of your days off.





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:02
It IS my day off....and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I'm not long for this wakefulness though...lol.

  Kitten, are you fevery  and shivery at the same time ???  I sure hope you'll get SOME rest tonight.  Without that and getting some nourishment into you....it's a little scary.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 10:03
Heeellllooo...

Can't sleep, not tired, SD must stay up.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:05
I have been both, off and on, but not at the moment.  I took a couple of Tylenols with some water before I lay down, and it seems to be sticking with me and helping some.  Wonderful thing, Tylenol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 14 06 10:44
Welcome back thou fascinating feline!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 06 10:51
And a joyous "Meow" to you too, sir.  I am starting to feel better and it's a GOOD feeling!  Are you enjoying your day off  by relaxing?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 14 06 10:54
I'm thoroughly enjoying it, but I have no intention of relaxing at all - there's a lot more enjoying that I intend to do.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 06 11:02
Apart from the lovely walking picnic, what other forms of entertainment do you plan for yourself today?  Or is spontaneity  the best plan of all?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 14 06 11:04
Oh yes, spontaneity throughout - no other plans at all. Just embrace what's there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 06 11:19
No plan at all is a good plan.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 14 06 11:20
So I firmly believe, it never goes wrong!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 06 11:23
Once I have lunch, it's back to bed for a while.  I'm not quite as tough as I think I am.  But I did manage to go to my lady's house and train the girl that's replacing me, so I guess that's a fair accomplishment.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 10:42
Is there anyone who can tell you how well they're doing - i.e. your lady and the girl?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 10:46
I went back again last night and assisted the girl a bit with the lifting, but I'm not up to doing it on my own yet.  My lady is doing well, but she wants me back instead of the others.  It's hard to explain that I can't.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 10:49
I'm sure it is hard for you on that account.

By the way, I've just checked the board and found that at present only animals are on show i.e. kitten, gopher and greycat!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 10:51
It's nice to see the animal kingdom well-represented!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 10:52
St. Francis should be here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 10:53
He probably is, in spirit.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 10:56
I think he might be here in the persona of Rent A Cop - I've just looked on the board and he's enetered: however, Greycat's left.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 10:58
How like a cat to enter and then leave without communicating.  As for Rent A Cop, it's all guesswork right now.  I don't know his style well enough to hazard a guess.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 10:59
I'm not au fait with the gentleman (or gentlewoman) either.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 11:01
Same here, except for some reason I thought Trollio was male by the style of writing.  I could so easily be wrong.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 11:06
Trollio IS male (and I think his wife is Trollina), I was referring to Rent A Cop.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 11:10
Sorry for the misunderstanding.  I thought you meant that Rent A Cop was Trollio.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 11:11
OIC
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 11:12
NU U WD.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 11:14
I NU U NU I WD
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 11:16
Can I buy a vowel?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 15 06 11:18
What are you prepared to offer? I'm popping off now - I want to do something with the garden (apart from just looking how dry it is: we've only had rain on three days in the last 45).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 11:20
I'll trade three consonants for one vowel.  Sound reasonable?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 15 06 10:26
So how does your garden grow, Gopher?  I trust it is meeting with your approval.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 16 06 10:20
It grows brown and slowly under an almost constant sun: we've only had three days' rain in the last 46. However the roses are looking good and (thanks to a lot of watering) the vegetables are doing fine.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 16 06 06:53
Didn't you say that this prolonged sunshine was rare in your area?  Or was that only in the spring?  I hope you have a hose handy, or at least a couple of wooden buckets full of water to keep the vegetation moist.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 17 06 12:41
Yes, prolonged sunshine IS pretty rare in this area - this time : last year I was waiting in hope to catch the sight of a sunbeam and we didn't have any 'summer' at all until the end of August.So the matter of buckets and hoses actually being in use is likewise a pretty rare event.Still, I won't complain about it - I love it, but a little less would be preferable (not the amount of sunshine, the amount of heat).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 05:08
Constant heat can be very debilitating after a while.  But sunshine is a great mood elevator.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 17 06 10:12
It certainly is, I've been in a great mood for ages
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 10:37
I can't imagine you otherwise.  You always seem to be upbeat and cheerful.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 17 06 10:42
I think I've been this way since the middle of March, I usually go down with a crash around the end of October and then find it hard to get going again until we start getting lighter days. I must do something about it this winter as it's happened six or seven years in a row.Do you have the same problem?

By the way what do you think of 'senescent'? -  AND would you find a sedan chair as acceptable as a rickshaw?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 10:57
I'm on the phone long distance, so must leave.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 17 06 10:58
I've got to go as well - alas.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 08:35
Getting back to your question, gray, rainy days affect me badly too.  It affects my ability to concentrate, and everything seems more difficult to accomplish.  Even leaving the apartment seems like a chore.

  I don't care for the word senescent.  It reminds me of rotting, decaying things.  No particular reason, it just does.

  I think a sedan chair would bounce around too much.  At least with a rickshaw the wheels give a smoother ride.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 17 06 08:46
I need rainy days. That and blizzards. Love that kind of weather.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 08:53
I can tolerate a certain amount of rain, but I hate the cold.  Blame it on arthritis and poor blood circulation, but cold weather hurts too much.  That is why I moved here from the Maritimes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 17 06 08:58
I kinda am jealous of those giant blizzards the Maritimes get. Always wanted to see snow pile so high you can't open your door. Beats the dusting we get here now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 09:11
Our family lived on the second floor of a three story building.  I remember the snow being piled up to just outside the bedroom window.  The little mail trucks used to come down the sidewalks with a plow attached to the front of the vehicle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 17 06 09:24
Sweet.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 09:26
Not to me. ot wasn't.  We didn't have central heating, and my bedroom was two rooms away from the stove.  I had to dress under the covers in the winter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 17 06 09:33
Cool. Awesome. You know I'm thinking about moving to St. John's Newfoundland just for the winters. Seriously.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 17 06 09:37
You should realize that St. John's is on the oceanside.  That means that not only are the winters cold and snowy, but the moisture in the air means that the dampness will penetrate everything you are wearing and chill you to the bone.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 17 06 09:42
Cool. I like the cold. Makes me feel rugged.  There are a couple things that fascinate me about Canada.

1)Vancouver

2)British Columbia

3)Quebec

4)PEI

5)The Artic

6)Newfoundland

7)Nova Scotia

8)The Prairies

9)The vastness of the country. Canada is taller then it is wider, and since most of the population lives near the U.S. Canadian border that means a lot of open space.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 18 06 12:24
I like the snow as well, Sportsdude - the moment it starts to fall I revert to being a child (in my appreciation of it, at least). The types of weather I really loathe are fog, wind and perma-damp.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 18 06 04:58
You will find all of the above if you go to St. John's, Nfld.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 18 06 09:45
In which case, I won't bother!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 18 06 10:39
I dunno. I read that Newfoundland is just as vast and untouched and open after you leave the island (i think its an island) that St. John's is on.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 18 06 02:18
Newfoundland and Labrador is the name of the province.  Labrador is on the mainland of Canada, while Newfoundland itself is a large island.  The capital, St. John's, is on the island.  Check a map and you will see just how large a place Newfoundland really is.  The main resource is fishing since much of the island really isn't suited for agriculture.  A lot of Newfoundlanders choose to leave when they become adults, since work is not too plentiful.  It is by far the poorest province in Canada.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 18 06 02:47
I know all of that. They all move to Alberta. Saw a mini documentary on Newfounders living in Calgary.  Unemployment rates are in the 10% ranges. Mainly due to the moratorium on cod fishing.  All these ships that they are going to build for the navy should only be built in my opinion in St. John's. I know they build them in Halifax but St. John's needs the ships more then Halifax, in my opinion.

Another thing they could do is bring some sort of tech jobs into the area. That would stop the brain drain.

  Ship building and tech jobs.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 19 06 01:16
Cod fishing is running into problems on both sides of the Atlantic, causing despair all round. Small, hi-tech concerns would be a good but limited answer, otherwise the only immediate solution seems to be to turn all the small fishing towns into 'living museums - somewhat on the theme park idea - and hope that an influx of tourists will bring in the money: at least for a month or so every year.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 19 06 07:59
How does BC make most of there money? I believe a lot is through tourism. Newfoundland and Labarador can do the same thing. I think I've said on this topic that one of the places that fascinate me is Nld.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:27
Hello Kitten and anyone else on line. I'm not in an inspirational mood. Please help!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:32
Duh!  You're asking me?  I haven't a clue what to talk about today.  I was hoping to follow your lead, O Fount of all Wisdom.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:35
My fount has well nigh run dry, yesterday the temperature almost touched a hundred, but today - despite having fallen back to the low nineties - it's even more unbearable: rain showers every five minutes, no glimpse of the sun, it's like being in an overheated sauna: ergo I changed my avatar to that of an inukshuk, in the hope that it would cool me down.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:37
Your inukshuk might be more effective if you could add a generous amount of snow to it.  It would appear that we are headed for the same heat wave.  It must be sheer misery to work in that kind of heat.  I trust that you are keeping plenty of cold water on hand.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:38
As it kept running off my hand, I've been keeping it inside me.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:40
In that heat it's probably pouring out of every pore!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:42
Wait till it comes to you, it'll pour out of your paws as well as your pores.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:44
By the forecast, I won't have long to wait.  And I know it will be suffocatingly hot inside while I'm working.  I'm really NOT looking forward to the experience.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:45
At times like these, sticking one's head in the freezer would seem to be the best solution.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:47
Especially if I could get the rest of me in there as well!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 20 06 10:49
Surely a sylph could manage that?

Alas Syl,  I have to crawl back to get something done.

And in preparation for the heatwave, how about making yourself a collection of fans?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 20 06 10:51
I have three in my place, but they aren't portable for work.  Try to find shade while you work this afternoon.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 01:30
I spent most of the time in the underground part of the building, only re-surfacing when I knew the people above needed some help.  It's a lovely temperature down there, never too hot and never too cold.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 21 06 01:41
Hey Gopher, what are you doing up at this time of night?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 10:39
Sportsdude wrote:
 Hey Gopher, what are you doing up at this time of night?[/DIV]
 Sorry I missed you, I must have logged off while you were sending the above.  How are YOU sleeping in this heat?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 10:51
Good morning.  I've been trying for the last ten minutes to get this machine to work but it kept freezing on me.  Hope this is working now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 10:55
I noticed that you had logged in but that nothing was happening - so unlike you to be silent!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 10:56
I'm much wordier on the forum than I am in person.  Probably because I can consider my answers instead of blurting out something totally inane.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:00
So am I!  Strange isn't it, because what one writes down can be held against one, whereas what one says usually passes straight through the listener's head and there's no fear of any comback at all.

  Incidentally, how would you feel if you suddenly learned that two of your neighbours were avid readers of your contributions to DS?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:02
Indifferent, actually.  I don't associate with them, so it wouldn't matter if they did.  Has this happened to you?  If so, how did you feel about it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:05
No it's never happened to me.Originally I thought I would be embarrassed, but on second thoughts I listened to the advice of my very young years and decided that I wouldn't give a damn. I would, operhaops, do a little self-censoring... whatever, I wouldn't feel quite as free to write in my usual manner.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:08
I don't think I would be recognized by any of my neighbours.  In speaking with them, I'm pretty well constrained to use two-syllable words at the most.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:11
I don't over socialise either, just a polite word or two about the weather - and to judiciously chosen people, either a moan or rant about the government.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:13
My neighbours do understand weather, as in "Hot enough for you?" and "Cold enough for you?".  Government comments are a bit too intellectual.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:15
They sound like mine. I moan and rant to no avail, it go right over their heads - but at any rate it gives me a chance to let off steam. Are your neighbours, like mine, far more concerned with local matters than what's going on in the world? The only time I hear of any reaction to world news is when it concerns some sex scandal or the royal family (or both).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:18
My neighbours are mostly concerned about who isn't there at the time so they can gossip about them.  When they try to pry any information from me,  I just tell them that I only give that sort of information to friends.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:22
In our road we have a lot of coffee mornings (very stiff and correct), the same people go to them all, they eat the same thing in every house, drink the same coffee, sup the same thimbles of whisky and NOBODY ever misses, simply because the people who are present only go to them in the hopes that someone will be absent and thus give a whole point to the silly affair.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:25
There is a coffee klatch every morning at ten, and I made a point of never showing up.  That way they might try to gossip about me, but they have nothing to base any gossip on.  I've heard some strange rumours about myself, but there ruth to any of it so I just laughed it off.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:28
As one of my friends always says, "I don't care what anyone says about me when I'm dead, as long as it's not the truth".

  For no reason at all, this inspires me to tell you of ine of the most decorous euphemisms I recently heard re. going to the bathroom. Lady: "If you'll excuse me, I'll just go and make a lady of myself". I wonder what she considered herself before?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 21 06 11:31
I'm doing fine Gopher. My house was one of the lucky ones. 78% of my area code is out of power except us. The main road down here that everyone travels on has been completely dark at night. Really freaky. No lights, no building lit up, not even street lights. You wouldn't even know that a million cars travel on it everyday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:31
The possibilities are endless.  She could be absent for quite a while while you were speculating on alternatives.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:33
S.D. I've been wondering whether or not your variety of interests could find you future employement (although doing what I don't know) under the auspices of some organisation like National Geographic?

I've also thought of your desire for travel. Easiest way to finance it would be to do a diploma course in Teaching English as A Foreign Language and then make use of it whilst abroad. The pay is usually pretty good (I did it for a while when I was younger).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 21 06 11:34
kitten wrote:
 The possibilities are endless.  She could be absent for quite a while while you were speculating on alternatives.   ...

 and now it's my turn to go(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/4.gif)


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 21 06 11:38
Yeah I've thought of that. Everyone has I should work for that magazine since I've got the map of the world as it seems in my head and my geography skills are astounding. (those aren't my words but its what other people tell me). Name a country and I can give its capital, climate, political views and issues just off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 21 06 11:41
You could have a lot of fun in that job, as well as see all sorts of places you've only read about.  Sounds ideal for you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 21 06 11:54
Yeah there are places I'd like to see. in now real order


1) Artic Canada

2) Siberia

3) Mongolia

4) Peru

5) Chile

6) Antartica

7) Austrailian outback

8) Cuba (I'd have to become a Canadian citzen to go there, americans get fined $$$$$$ for setting foot there)

9) Brazil, Rio and the ever shrinking Amazon

10) Sub-Sahran Africa

11) Norway

12) New Zealand

13) Japan

14) India

15) Nepal

16) Tibet

17) Kashmir (I'll bring body guards)

18) North Korea (Garuntee people will be able to get in there when IL dies)

19) Iran

20) Haiti
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:13
Good morning, Gopher.  Isn't it a lovely sunny day?  We are supposed to hit 43C with the humidex this afternoon.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:15
How wonderful for you. We've  dropped back to 30 today  - but have been told that it's gradually going to start increasing again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:16
To Sportsdude: does the embargo on visits to Cuba also apply to Guantanamo Bay?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:19
I wouldn't mind so much if I could stay in front of my fans all day, but I have to work in a place that is overly hot to begin with this afternoon, and that will be difficult.  When I left this morning she wanted her shawl wrapped around her as she felt cold!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:21
How lucky you are to have enough fans to even contemplate staying in front of them - I hadn't realised you were a mega-star. One of the bonuses of fame, I suppose.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:23
Oh yes.  I tell them to breathe at me with their mouths full of ice cubes, except for the ones that stand fanning me while I lounge on my throne.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:24
Ah, Cleopatra - I suppose you just roll yourself up in a carpet in the winter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:26
I plan to have my bearers transport me to a warmer clime in the winter.  But then you know what happens to the best laid plans, don't you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:28
Like carpets, they're difficult to lay (especially if you're a hen).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:31
For one brief moment I thought you were referring to the bearers, but then common sense prevailed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:34
By common sense, I take it that you mean common decency?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:37
Actually, I meant that the bearers are all eunuchs.  But common decency sounds like a good excuse.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:40
Then apart from yourself, they had nothing at all to bare.

  By the way, it's very quiet here at present, isn't it? The others really don't know what they're missing.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:44
They are likely basking in the sun which is something I try to avoid.  My complexion is fair and I burn easily so it isn't worth it to me to acquire a tan.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:46
I'm dark (with  those fashionable grey highlights which are so much in demand by those of our age), therefore an hour in the sun and I look like an East Indian.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:49
You should fit in well in Surrey if you ever decide to move.  Congratulations on your look of distinction.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:50
It gets less and less distinct as time goes by.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:51
As does everything else, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:52
Your contact lenses and my replacement glasses will help though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:53
I'm so very excited about having my eye slit open and a foreign substance inserted.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:54
I'd rather not think of it either. On to a more interesting matter, does Plaster Rock N.B. mean anything to you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:55
Yes, as a matter of fact.  My father retired there with his second wife.  Why do you ask?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 10:57
Because I've just noticed that my T-shirt is emblazoned with the words "World's Largest Fiddleheads. Plaster Rock, N.B.".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 10:59
Where did you get your shirt?  I didn't know Plaster Rock was big enough to have a T-shirt advertising its fiddleheads.  Those are very tasty, by the way, as I imagine you already know.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 11:00
No I didn't know they were even edible. I got the T-shirt in Saskatoon and am wearing it today as a mark of solidarity.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 11:02
It was well-traveled.  If there is a supermarket in your vicinity, you could see if they have fiddleheads in the frozen food section.  Highly unlikely, but I have seen them in Safeway here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 11:04
kitten wrote:
 It was well-traveled.  If there is a supermarket in your vicinity, you could see if they have fiddleheads in the frozen food section.  Highly unlikely, but I have seen them in Safeway here.

The solidarity I was speaking about refers to a parrot  named George which is being put down today, the t-shirt has some of his peck parks on it, and so I thought it would be appropriate to wear it 'in memoriam'.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 11:05
Poor Geaorge.  I'm sorry to hear it.  What is wrong with him that his life is to be terminated so abruptly?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 22 06 11:06
Old age, he's 25.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 22 06 11:07
Poor parrot.  I hope someone will do as much for me when I get too old.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:06
A long, long way to go yet.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:09
When I lose all quality of life, as the woman I care for has, then I'd like to be gone too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:11
Maybe you won't be able to realise it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:13
That's the worst nightmare of all.  Sometimes my lady does realize it, and she's inconsolable until I can distract her.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:17
Oh, it really must be awful for her - not knowing MUST be best. In the meantime let's hope that the 'secret life within' is still her's to explore with some degree of happiness.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:19
At least all reruns are new to her, even if she can't remember who the actors are.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:23
That's something good, at least. I remember that my grandmother towards the end of her life (in her mid-nineties) seemed always very content (despite her truly awful condition) with thoughts that she was in her teens and  was taking part in rallies with  her local cycling club.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:26
My biggest concern is that I won't be there if she thinks she should get up, since her legs have lost all strength.  A fall could mean that she would spend her remaining time in hospital.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:28
Is it likely that she will think thjis?

  What especial negative  signs are to be expected in old people in this sort of hot weather?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:33
Increased drowsiness and less connection with reality.  Heat stroke is especially worrisome because she doesn't notice that she is getting too hot for a blanket over her.  She will stare at her food and forget she is supposed to eat so I assist.  I frequently have to wake her because she will fall asleep while still having her mouth full.  All these things are magnified in the heat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:34
Today my step-father (88) is suddenly finding it hard to keep his balance. Anything to do with the heat, I wonder as until today he's been exceptionally (even hyper) active for his age.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:38
I think heat could be responsible for lack of coordination.  I know that if I stand up or turn my head suddenly I feel light-headed.  This is not a normal condition although my friend suggests that it is chronic air-headedness.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:40
More or less my opinion too.

  But let's have a break from old age and ill lhealth and celebrate the fact that neither of us are EVER going to be other than personae non grata as far as the likes of George Bush are concerned.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:43
A very good thing to cheer for!  If I was in his favour I would be looking for the nearest psychiatrist.  Ditto for Harper, for that matter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:44
You wouldn't be looking for a psychiatrist - you'd be running for cover!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:47
When there is no clear separation between church and state, any country is a dangerous place to live.  I don't know why people haven't figured this out yet, or at least the ones that have are in the minority.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:49
I share your disestablishmentarian attitide wholeheartedly. On another subject entirely, I asked for an increase in my PAID hours this morning -  I seem to be working longer and longer and getting nothing extra for it. I have no expectations whatsoever, but at least I've 'staked my claim'.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:53
Good for you, Gopher.  I really hope you get what you deserve.  People can take a lot for granted without knowing how much effort and time you put into a job.  I wish I could do that.  All the shopping and cooking for her is done on my own time.  I also have to be there to let doctors and other professionals in on my time.  Sometimes it seems that I sleep and breathe the job.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 10:57
Same here. When you work on your own, nobody has any idea of all the 'extras' that  are  entailed.

   I think that generally because one is unsupervised one is assumed to do far less than one is paid for: our 'superiors' never seeming to give credence to the possibility that their 'underlings' are honest, conscientious  and industrious. (Maybe they judge us by their own personal standards?).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 10:59
When you're at the bottom of the employment ladder, there's no way to delegate responsibility.  My employer know how much I do extra, but there has never been a hint of remuneration.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 23 06 11:00
Then we're more or less in the same boat. Ah well, blessed are the poor (although I've forgotten why).

  On which sanctimonious note I'll leave you for today.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 23 06 11:02
Ah, but it's the rich that say that!  Until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 24 06 10:11
Tomorrow, I mean today, is here - but where are you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 24 06 10:15
I just got home from the doctor.  He has pronounced me fit to live, so everything's fine.  This heat is ridiculous.  Are you in one of the areas that are slated for rain today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 24 06 10:21
No. It rained here about every two hours yesterday, we had very heavy - but brief - showers, even puddles; however ten minutes afterwards it had all dried up so well that there wasn't a trace of moisture to be sen. Today's not bad at all, the vile humidity blanket has lifted, the sun's shining, the sky's blue AND there is a very welcome breeze to cool things down a little. It's almost ideal (however several degrees lower would be even better). No doubt another sticky night will ensure.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 24 06 10:25
The nights are hard to deal with.  Not enough sleep can cloud even the sunniest disposition.  I don't know when we are going to get any rain.  It seems it's going farther north but with the risk of lightning I feel so sorry for the people living in threatened areas.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 24 06 10:27
I'm not sure whether I feel sorry for them or envious. We've had thunderstorms circling around us for weeks but 'nothing happens'. A good 'cooling off' would be very welcome.

By the way, I forgot to say how delighted I am to learn that you have been declared fit to live and that consequently you are not in imminent danger of being put down (put down where - one wonders).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 24 06 10:32
Let us consider possibilities.  A dry well, perhaps, or down the drain?  Or putting me down with disparaging remarks?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 24 06 10:37
No one in their right mind would EVER put you down with disparaging remarks, so I guess it's either down a dry well or the drain.Then again, there are lots of people (apart from politicians) who are decidedly NOT in their right minds.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 24 06 10:42
That is the truth!  I often feel that I'm surrounded by mindless dolts who seem happiest when offering advice that no sane person would take.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 24 06 10:44
I've always noted, that those who are most free with their advice are the ones least qualified to give it. They seem to relish talking down to us from the heights of ignorance!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 24 06 10:45
That's the trouble when they're too dumb to know that they are dumb.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 25 06 12:29
Maybe you mean that they're too deaf to know that they're dumb?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:22
Wonderful to have you back! (May I draw your attention to the vintage drug ads thread? - It may help to prevent further bouts of sickness).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:24
Wonderful to be back!  I missed this place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:24
It missed U2
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:25
A music band???
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:26
Yes, and you as well. Good to see you've been polishing your wit in your absence (what did you use?).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:28
First I washed my mind thoroughly with soap and water, and then polished it with lemon polish to give it that tartness it requires.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:31
I hope you didn't forget to dry it!

  I wonder why we were always cautioned about changing our minds? Did they really want us to have those which were, if not unclean, then slightly soiled?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:33
I used my hair dryer and then buffed it until it shone.  The leomon polish makes my brain smell nice.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:37
No doubt you've been much complimented on it by your neighbours.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:39
They're probably too blind drunk by now to see it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:40
Oh, you live in a genteel neighbourhood?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:41
Absolutely!  And inexpensive as well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 29 06 10:42
Ah, just as I thought, a place of taste....
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 29 06 10:45
Certainly.  Bad taste, but taste nonetheless.  Some of the classier apartments even have sheets or blankets in the windows.  I had to settle for curtains and drapes..........and blinds.  Mustn't forget the blinds!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 30 06 10:27
So, you managed to resist newspaper?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 30 06 10:31
Yes, and I even resisted tinfoil, which one of the tenants used to cover his window.

  It appears we have been left alone together once again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 30 06 10:41
Let's pray to St. Gertrude that greycat will join us!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 30 06 10:47
Wouldn't that be nice?  I rarely see him on here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 30 06 10:50
Yes it would... and he's usually very congenial too. I think we ought to initiate a new poll. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 30 06 10:54
No ideas here.  But then I rarely initiate ideas, I simply react to them.  How about you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 30 06 10:56
None for bad hair, but there are several for hairdressers including Damian and Cosmos.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 30 06 10:59
That's a switch.  I assume you mean patron saints.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 30 06 10:59
What else?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 30 06 11:01
The topic was in a PM, not the forum, that's all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 10:35
Good day, Gopher.  So far your silence has been deafening.  Are you pursuing matters of greater importance?  Lunch, for instance?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 01 06 10:36
No, I was sending you a message.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 10:37
Oh, thank you, kind sir.  I shall hasten forthwith to read it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 01 06 10:39
I'll keep my fingers crossed that I've written it amusingly enough.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 10:42
Yes, you have.  Response sent.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 01 06 11:01
Can you refresh me please, what's the date of your op? - And how long do you anticipate being absent from the purlieus of this nonpareill?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 11:03
Tomorrow is the fateful day.  I'll be absent tomorrow at lunch as they operate at 12:30, but I'll be back the day after.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 01 06 11:04
I'm sure we'll all be wishing you well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 11:05
Thank you so much.  I'm sure that everything will be fine, and I'll be able to see clearly once again.  Something to look forward to.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 01 06 11:13
Have to dash away. We had a winged ant in festation in this basement this morning and I want to see how I've handled it.

  Shall be thinking of you tomorrow - after which, because you'll be even better sighted, I'll really have to watch my ps and qs.

  All the best

G.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 01 06 11:14
Bye for now, Gopher.  Hope your ant treatment worked satisfactorily.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 03 06 10:50
It did to a point, but I had to give it another applicatuion the next day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 03 06 10:51
How were you doing it?  Sugar cubes laced with arsenic?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 03 06 10:53
Well, they were coming out of tiny little holes about four feet up the wall, so I simply applied the nozzle of the hoover and then squirted some ant killer into the holes with an aerosol. Have you ever hoovered wallls before?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:26
Not to my recollection.  But I have vacuumed the ceiling periodically.  It is stucco, so the dust collects in the crevices.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:38
...whearas the wall to which I refer is made out of flint!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:40
Now I understand!  Of course flint should always be vacuumed regularly.  What nourishment would ants get from flint?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:42
I've no idea whatsoever, I really should have asked them I suppose as they gave ample signs of being well fed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:44
Being modern ants, they must be heavily into "rock".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:45
Ancient and modern. Those walls are VERY old.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:46
Which begs the question' "How old are they?".  There must be a punchline in there somewhere!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:48
Older than you'd imagine.

But more important, how's your eye?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:50
It's doing well.  Oddly enough I get a slight headache when I put one of the drops in, but apart from that there's no problem.  Now I want him to do the other one as soon as possible.  (Sucker for punishment!)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:51
Yes, best to get it all done and dusted as soon as possible. When do you get your new lenses?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:53
The lens was inserted into the eye at the time of the operation.  I'm told I will only need reading glasses when the other one is done.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:55
And I know what you'll be reading too - everything that's been written about Paris Hilton!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:57
Ummm...no.  Almost anything but Paris Hilton, like cereal boxes, instruction manuals on how to insert eye drops.  That sort of thing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 10:58
Ah, intellectual pursuits.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 10:59
Exactly.  I even try to read the French side of the cereal boxes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 11:01
I prefer to read  the French on bottles of HP sauce
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 11:02
A new adventure in store for me.  I shall have to rush out and purchase some.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 11:03
It's quite spicy. I hope you won't be too shocked.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 11:04
I love the taste of HP Sauce.  I use it with grilled cheese sandwiches, but I don't have any on hand right now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 11:05
Never tried it on hand, I prefer it on bacon sandwiches.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 04 06 11:07
I must go.  I have a long distance call.  Have a ggod day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 04 06 11:08
Thanks, and you too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:08
You're back!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Greetings/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 10:10
Good morning, Gopher.  I've sure missed this place.  My monitor conked out and I had to replace it without spending a fortune.  I found one for $40.00 this morning and just finished hooking it up.  I don't know what you do with old non-working monitors.  I hate to think of it landing in some land-fill.  Any ideas?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:12
I usually stamp on them and use them as a handy outlet for venting my temper - but perhaps you're talking about a monitor lizard?.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 10:17
If I could plug in a monitor lizard, I'd set about finding one.  As it is, I'll have to stick with this computer monitor.  I whole-heartedly wish I could get a flat-screen monitor to make more space on my desk, but they cost real money.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:18
Didn't realise you used counterfeit. Do you mint it yourself?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 10:22
No, my printer is empty right now, so I just order the money from shady characters I meet at the grocery.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:24
How do you pay for it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 10:24
I was getting worried about you Kitten? Glad to see you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:27
There you are kitten, I wasn't the only one.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 10:27
Gopher wrote:
 How do you pay for it?[/DIV]
 With groceries.  They already have money!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 14 06 10:29
I'll have to pop off in a few minutes, so I'll leave it to the kind offices of Monsignor Sportsdude to follow through this interesting topic.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 10:29
Sportsdude wrote:
 I was getting worried about you Kitten? Glad to see you.[/DIV]
 Hi, Sportsdude.  Life has been so empty without the computer.  I feel as though I'm finally being fed after a long fast.  I'm glad to see you, too.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 11:05
Me too. Computer eh? Everyone seems to be having computer problems lately.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:10
Not the computer, just the monitor.  With that gone I don't have a computer.  It was an older second-hand model when I bought it, so I wasn't too surprised, just disappointed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Aug 14 06 11:18
Hey kitten,

  how is your job hunting going these days?  

  Yeah, I'm going through computer problems.  My computer doesn't want to load up.  It goes to the Windows XP screen and then somehow, reboots....AAAGH, it's frustrating....I sure hope that somebody knows how to fix it.  I think that I'll cry if it won't ever work again....
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 11:36
Yikes! I was taking a shower and looking out this window watching my cats outside and all of a sudden a huge thunderstorm comes and I think blew away Angel.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:41
purelife wrote:
 Hey kitten,

  how is your job hunting going these days?  

  Yeah, I'm going through computer problems.  My computer doesn't want to load up.  It goes to the Windows XP screen and then somehow, reboots....AAAGH, it's frustrating....I sure hope that somebody knows how to fix it.  I think that I'll cry if it won't ever work again....[/DIV]
 Good luck with your computer, purelife.  I know the frustration of not having a computer after being without a monitor for a few days.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 11:43
Lets see on computer problems. Tenkani had them first in July, then Lise, then purelife, and now kitten. who's next?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Aug 14 06 11:44
Sportsdude wrote:
 Yikes! I was taking a shower and looking out this window watching my cats outside and all of a sudden a huge thunderstorm comes and I think blew away Angel.[/DIV]
 
 My goodness.  A thunderstorm!  That's just insane!  

 I'm sorry to hear about angel.....  I hope that she's in good hands... awww...that's sad.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:44
Almost forgot to answer your question.  I'm not job hunting, I've had a care aide job for quite a long time.  At my age, when this job ends I think I will retire for good.  I'm getting pretty tired of hard labour.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Aug 14 06 11:45
*knock on my desk* Nobody's next.  I hope.

  Computer problems suck.  I feel so deprived without access to home computer. I almost felt like paying for internet access at some cafe.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:46
You will find Angel, I'm sure.  Do you think she might have hidden under something until the storm passes?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Aug 14 06 11:46
Totally understand kitten.  Glad to hear that you're retiring and keeping it easy. I was just going to ask you again.  :)

  It's good to know that you're happy.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 11:47
Yeah she went under the bushes up on the hill. But niether Tigger or Angel are coming inside for they a soaked for sure.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Aug 14 06 11:51
hee hee...that's cute, them hiding in the bushes.  

  Thank goodness they are safe.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:51
I'll be working until my client passes too far into Alzheimer's.  She's totally bedridden and almost completely immobile now, so I have no idea how long she will be able to live at home.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:52
I'm glad they are safe.  It sounds like they are getting along better now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 06 11:55
Oh they love each other now. Its hysterical. Tigger still wants to be a dog and acts like it. Angel is just Angel. She's gaining weight finally. So she's gone from critical aneroxia to now just aneroxia.

Atleast she eats thats all I care. During eating time the cats have an eat off. Tigger on one side of the step chowing down and Angel on the other doing the same except Tigger's more of an eater.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 11:57
I was sure they would get along once they established who was top cat.  Now that they have settled down Angel won't be stressed and will keep gaining weight.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude log out on Aug 14 06 11:59
Funny thing is I don't think they have established who's on top. I think Tigger just realised that Angel is not a threat because

A) She's really old

B) She has no claws

  So what would Tigger be afraid of?

  The bad thing though is Angel is teaching Tigger how to jump on things. He can jump on things all he wants outside but inside thats a no no. Tigger rather climb a tree though.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 14 06 12:17
Looks like Tigger has learned to respect his elders.  You'll have to reinforce his training on not jumping on things indoors.  Every time you catch him doing it, just put him outside.  He'll get the message.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 15 06 10:38
Good morning, Gopher.  Sorry to be late checking in, but I was occupied with a basketfull of ironing and didn't notice the time flying by.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 16 06 10:25
That's ok.k I had to rush off early too, I had to keep an appointment with some people - when I got there they'd forgotten all about my visit, however I was adequately placated by two large glasses of red wine and a sausage sandwich.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 16 06 10:31
Hi, Gopher!  I just got back from the vet's a few minutes ago.  My cat is back to three electrolyte treatments a week.  I don't think he has much longer since he's losing weight again.  I hope he'll make it to Christmas.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 16 06 10:33
I'm very, very sorry to hear that. Give him my good wishes - and treat him to some catnip.

  For no reason whatsoever, I have been asked (by the lady who you remind me of  - the one who is so far advanced in cancer that her life is hanging by a thread) if you like the Brontes and if you believe in fairies.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 16 06 10:35
That was the first thing I gave him when we got home.  I can't give it to him too frequently as he gets bored with it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 16 06 10:36
You've obviously been far too indulgent in the past - I applaud it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 16 06 10:37
Being royal creatures, how could I do anything less?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 16 06 10:38
Ah, creatures of your own rank - but I think you've missed a message I sent a while ago (on this page).Well, it would have been on this page if it hadn't suddenly decided to turn onto a new one!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 16 06 10:41
Gopher wrote:
 That's ok.k I had to rush off early too, I had to keep an appointment with some people - when I got there they'd forgotten all about my visit, however I was adequately placated by two large glasses of red wine and a sausage sandwich.[/DIV]
 I see it now.  You have very nice friends!  But how could they forget that a man of your stature was going to grace their domicile?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 16 06 10:43
I've certainly no idea, however they've asked me to house-sit  for them  (i.e. be company for Katie, their cat) in the first week of September  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 16 06 10:47
So they live locally?  Or is that part of your vacation time?  Anyway you will be well entertained by Katie, I'm sure.  It might be a good idea to bring a clothing brush.  Either that, or prepare to wear a lot of the cat back to your place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 12:13
Yes, they live locally. I'll be doing the sitting a few days after I get back. Not to concerned about the hairs as most of the times she spends outstretched on top of the fish tank - enjoying the warmth, and  very occasionally bestirring herself to reach out her paw over the glass front in order to 'tickle' the occupants.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:08
How nice for the cat.  She has her own entertainment centre.  

  I don't know what happened yesterday, but  suddenly I couldn't read or answer any topics.  It wouldn't switch over.  I switched off and then back on, but still had the same problem, so I shut it down.  Seems to be working okay today.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:10
Yes, the same thing happened to me - however, as you say, it all seems to be working smoothly again now. How are you today? And how's your eye?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:14
Good!  Now I know it wasn't my computer at fault.

  My eye is fine now.  I'll be so glad when I can see out of both eyes.  Not much longer now.  And how fare you, my friend?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:19
Not doing too badly at all, thanks. I went down a bit on Sunday morning but seem to have come round again. Don't know what it was, just a little intermission in the normal course of things. Glad to hear your eye is o.k. When do you have the other one done?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:23
The transformation takes place on Sept. 6th.  Right now I'm fuzzy-sighted in the right eye if I wear my glasses, but very blurry in my left eye if I don't.  It will be good to have balanced vision again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:24
I take it you mean either fuzzy in both or blurred in both!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:28
That's one option.  The other would be the sheer joy of throwing away my bifocals.  Actually  I don't intend to throw them away.  I plan to donate them to World Vision.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:33
A good idea - I applaud your social conscience!

  Gradually winding down to going away, after today I only have to work on Sunday and then I'm off, (in the meantime there'll be a lot of panic with packing, and no doubt lots of spending too - because, as we all know, when you go away you never take into consideration that you'll be able to buy everything you want at the other end).

  Having a good day so far, enough (but not too much) to do and one or two congenial people popping in and out.

  And your day?....
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:40
And the excitement grows as the week winds down!!  Keep in mind that you are alway supposed to pack half as much clothing and twice as much money when you travel.

  My day has been very uninspiring.  Work....come home.  Later on, repeat.  At least I've caught up on all the work that wasn't done while I was off, and the lady's place looks decent again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:42
Yes, that's right - half as much clothing and twice as much money.  That means one shoe etc. and two cents  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:43
Now you've got it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:45
Well, I will have when I can find the other cent.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:47
If you have a stamp maybe the Post Office will let you return it for a refund.  That way you will be very well-off when you go on vacation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:49
Richer than Croesus!

And then there's always the problem of what book to take with me to read on the journey. At present I'm thinking of D.H. Lawrence's 'Aaron's Rod' (simply because there's a copy of it at hand), however I'm not too keen on DHL. Have you read it? And if so, do you recommend it?

Then there's the unanswered question of whether or not you like the Brontes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:53
No to both questions.  I read some of the Brontes' work when I was in school.  And yes, they had been published by then!  I found Kipling more to my liking because it called up exotic places.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 17 06 10:56
I never liked Kipling (but for no real reason at all).

  My Bronte-loving friend is, as you know, very very close to the end of her life, my present concern is to know whether or not she wants me to get everyone to bring animals to her funeral service. I'm sure she would, but I'd like to get it all cleared up beforehand rather than run into objections left, right and centre from people who just never really knew her.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 17 06 10:58
If she okays it in writing, then noone can possibly complain.  I think that is a wonderful idea.  How much longer do you think she will have?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: @ on Aug 17 06 11:56
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 18 06 10:06
I wonder who (th)[FONT color=#ff00ff]@ [/FONT][FONT color=#000000]was![/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 06 05:08
Hi Kitten.....it's been a while!  How is everything going?  

I've actually gotten to read up a bit this morning, as things are moving a LITTLE quicker.  I can actually get into the topics before falling asleep...lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 19 06 05:46
Hi, P.C.

 I don't know why you aren't falling asleep every chance you get, but good for you!  Looks like there are only 14 posts to go to reach 1000 in "Hello Kitten".  Pretty amazing, eh?

 


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 19 06 06:03
I must get ready for work now.  I've been delaying the inevitable long enough.  Chat again soon.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 06 06:03
I fall asleep all over the place these days.

  1000 posts......Well, the cream rises to the top.  I bow in your direction.        
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 19 06 10:28
Thank you for adding to it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 06 10:54
My pleasure.

  On that note, I'll add one more post just to say I'd best get back to the garden.  My valuable day off is going to go too fast as it is.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 19 06 10:56
I have two days off, this is the second -  and it's ebbing from my reach as fast as molten gold. Enjoy your gardening (one of my favourite occupltions, however too wet to indulge today).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 19 06 10:58
I'm off to the Zoo to take some more incredible pictures. (If you haven't seen my work just look back a few pages on Pictures Only Please) Feel free to put them on your background if you like.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 19 06 10:59
Thanks, will visit it in a few minutes. In the meantime enjoy your day at the zoo.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 19 06 08:10
Oh, P.C., did I just miss you?  I'm sorry I wasn't here earlier.  Good to hear you have a day off.  Have fun in your garden.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:39
Oh dear, an empty house, not a prospect to relish when you've been used to company. You're going through a really horrible time at prsent, it WILL change (but then you know it).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 10:42
I'm sure it will ease in time, and life goes on.  But without a cat, the place doesn't seem worth going home to.  ( I know I ended with a preposition, but I don't care!)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:46
I don't care either. Yep, a horrible feeling. I'm trying to think of something that would make you less aware, but - alas - I can't
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 10:49
I thought of a nice stiff drink after work tonight, but that would only intensify the sadness.  Consider the thought erased.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:50
It's erased from my consideration as well as my memory. An early night might be the best thing. In the meantime we're very, very close to the magic number.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 10:51
Four more hours to build up escape velocity?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 10:55
Oh no Kitten your cat went to cat heaven?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:55
I believe this is the one  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Wizard/2.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:56
Sportsdude, how dare you? I was SURE I would do the 1,000th posting on this thread.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 10:56
I had to let him go yesterday morning.  His health was getting steadily worse, and it would have been selfish to try to keep him any longer.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 10:57
Oh snap, sorry to take your glory away.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 10:57
You're forgiven
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 10:58
Gopher wrote:
 I believe this is the one  

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Wizard/2.gif)

 
   I love your outfit!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 11:00
Thanks, unfortunately I've been doing my packing and find that it won't fit in my case - and I don't think I'd like to wear it on the train  in case it attracts a carriage full of witches.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 11:00
I just realized what you meant.  Sportsdude takes the medal for this one, but the next ( 2000) will be yours, Gopher.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 11:01
Only another 993 to go!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 11:02
Gopher wrote:
 Thanks, unfortunately I've been doing my packing and find that it won't fit in my case - and I don't think I'd like to wear it on the train  in case it attracts a carriage full of witches.

 
 Perhaps the sheer audacity of wearing it would give you free passage, in which case you would have another penny  or two to spend at your destination.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 11:03
What a good idea, I'll remember this when I make my next journey. What do YOU wear to achieve this purpose?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 11:05
As I recall, nothing......................................................in particular.  That's why I 've never been given free passage.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 11:05
 I'm sorry to here about that Kitten. I don't know what I'm going to do without Ozzie around. He has helped me get through the tough times so far in my life and I've helped him through his tough times as well. (He was near death at one point).

Angel is different, she's aloner really. Likes to be by herself a lot. But Tigger. Man I'd miss him. He was such a pain as a kitten. He'd climb into things, went up inside my van on the way home from the farm. (He got up inside the steering column.) Then he basically was in a cage for months because he wasn't allowed out do to his injuries. (The dog that attacked him got bitten in the eye by a rattle snake might loose his vision.)

Won't miss Ozzies farts or Angel's hair though I must admit. Angel's getting up there though born in '94. Ozzie we don't know because he just showed up at my mom's school back in '97. They think he was a year old then because he was fully grown but he'd still would chew on things. So that would make him 10.
Tigger's 1+. He's gotten BIG.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 20 06 11:08
kitten wrote:
 As I recall, nothing......................................................in particular.  That's why I 've never been given free passage. .....

 Shame on you kitten, particularly wearing nothing. But I'm curious to know why this hasn't GUARANTEED you free passage.

 I'm off now, see you towards then end of the month - you too SD. I'll try to 'call in' now and then but am not sure what access - if any - I will have to the Internet.


   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 11:09
When I adopt another cat (from the S.P.C.A.) it will be an adult, since it is harder for them to be placed in a home.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 11:10
Bon voyage, Gopher!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 11:14
Where you going? Up in the woods up north? Who doesn't have the internet these days?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 11:15
Does my text look funny? Because whenever I use Firefox it does.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 11:17
Now this is from Firefox. On the screen its in dark bold. Wonder what it will look like on Internet Explorer?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 03:39
Oh Kitten......I'm SO sorry.  I've totally misread your message.  I didn't realise you were saying goodbye to Spooky yesterday....I thought that you were just given the news.  How very sad for you both.  He was one lucky kitty to have spent time with YOU.

   [TABLE cellPadding=2 width=390 border=0] [TBODY] [TR] [TD width=582] [P style="TEXT-ALIGN: center" align=center][FONT face="Times New Roman" color=#008080 size=5][SPAN style="mso-bidi-font-size: 13.5pt"][A name=top][/A]A Cat's Prayer
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[/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE] [TABLE cellPadding=2 width=390 border=0] [TBODY] [TR] [TD vAlign=top width=367] [FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3]If it should be, that I grow frail and weak,
And pain should keep me from my sleep,
Then, you must do what must be done
For this, the last battle, can't be won.
 
Don't let your grief stay your hand,
For this day more than the rest,
Your love and friendship must stand the test.
We've had so many years,
 
What is to come can hold no fear.
You'd not want me to suffer, so
When the time comes, please let me go.
Take me where my needs they'll tend,
 
Only, stay with me to the end
And hold me firm and speak to me
Until my eyes no longer see.
I know in time you'll see it is a kindness
     you do for me
 
Although my tail its last has waved,
From pain and suffering I've been saved.
Don't grieve... it should be you, who this thing
     decides to do.
We've been so close, we two, these years,
 
Don't let your heart hold any tears.
Smile, for we walked together for awhile.
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:09
Thank you so much, P.C.  That poem is so beautiful.  I can't thank you enough for sending it to me just when I needed it most.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:13
How old was Spooky?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 07:16
You're so welcome Kitten.  It sure doesn't help the sadness, but it helps a wee bit to know you did the best for him til the end. (he knows it too).    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:16
He was 16 years old.  Unfortunately, when a cat's kidneys begin to fail there is no hope of recovery.  If there was such a thing as dialysis for cats I would have gotten it for him.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:19
After my eye surgery I will start looking for another cat companion.  Nothing would replace Spooky, but there are other adult cats that desperately need adoption.  Life alone is no fun at all.  In my opinion, a home needs a cat to make it truly a home.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:20
 Oh no. Angel's got kidney problems I think but its mainly dehydration or something like that. She doesn't drink enough water.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:21
What kind of cat was Spooky?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:24
Spooky didn't drink much water either.  I think that is one of the key indicators that the kidney is failing.  If you see her appetite starting to drop please get her checked.  The vet slowed down the failure to some extent by giving electrolyte injections three times a week, but eventually even that wasn't enough.  If that is the diagnosis, please be kind to her and let her go so she won't suffer.  I held Spooky in my arms until his final breath so he went knowing he was loved.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:25
He was a pure black domestic shorthair.  Tall and lean.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:30
Oh gosh thats tough. I saw that on animal planet channel and I cried for hours.

Angel's getting better she's gained weight. Well I would too since she was basically ignored for about 6 months alone at the other house. (We had Tigger he just went through all that surgery he was sick plus he hadn't had any shots so he could have gotten Angel sick).

Angel used to be just fur and bones but I think she's gained weight. She looks healthier but she's still anorexic she's always been really thin. She used to have this big clump of fat below her belly that would sway back and forth when she ran but that went away and now its starting to come back (thats good). I think because Tiggers around eating she eats.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 07:32
I feel the same about a cat making home, a home.  I went without a cat for two years after losing PC, and I don't know what took me so long.  With this goofy old fella that I have now, he makes me understand that there was no need to wait.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:35
I'm sure that watching Tigger provides an incentive for her.  She wouldn't want him to get all the food.  Her kidneys may have been damaged by the former abuse, but that doesn't mean they are failing.  You know that if you could give her a good brushing every day it would really hlep her fur and stimulate her skin, as well as cut down on the shedding.  After all, she will have to come into the house when it gets cold out.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:37
That's so true, P.C.  Just because Spooky is gone doesn't mean I should deprive myself of another cat that needs a home as much as my home needs a cat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:41
Well we've got two despensers of cat food and they both get empty now which wasn't the case when it was just Angel. Although Angels is still not the emptiest she does eat. I don't think she wieghs 4.5 pounds anymore. I think she's up to like 5 something now which to her anyway (she's always has been skinny) is a lot of weight.

Although both cat food dispensers were raided by Ozzie a couple of days ago. Cats weren't happy.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 07:42
....or deprive another cat of the same love, for that matter.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:44
That's true too.  But I feel I get as good as I give.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:46
Sportsdude, do your cats get much personal attention?  What with food dispensers and keeping them outside, it doesn't sound like they have much human attention.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:50
Angel's never been super human attention. She's an ex outdoor cat wants to be outside. Tigger is a little both he likes to be in the house but they both go back and forth from the garage to outside. Tigger gets the most attention because he's in the house more. Angel just wants to be left alone.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:51
Oh and Tigger gets picked up and held about everyday, Angel gets cranky when you do that.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:52
Poor Angel.  She was abused and now she doesn't really trust people any more.  Such a terrible thing to do to a cat.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 07:55
No she wasn't abused the previous owners who's mom was my sisters teacher said she doesn't like to be picked up, hates dogs.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 07:56
They sure DO have a hard time forgetting when they have been treated poorly in the past.  

  (hi sportsdude !)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 07:58
Didn't you say she had been attacked by a dog?  I thought that was why you brought her to your place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:01
Hi P.C. No that was Tigger. He's 1. Got attacked by my cousins Boxer named Brutus who then just recently got bitten by a rattle snake in the eye.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:04
I wouldn't wish a rattlesnake bite on any creature.  Come to think of it, I wouldn't want any type of snake around me.  Tigger must be afraid of dogs  and hate them too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:07
Nope. He loves Ozzie. Ozzie loves anything he doesn't get why Angel hates him. Thats why Tigger I think wants to be in the house a lot if he gets tired of climbing trees he wants to be with the dog.

But Tigger doesn't like to be petted around the tail region because thats were the injury happend. He won't growl he'll just put his teeth on you not in a bitting way its just him saying don't pet me there.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:08
Is there still some damage to that area is is it just memory of when it hurt?  It's so nice that he gets along with Ozzie though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:12
I think its more memory. Because his last surgery was in April or May. He hasn't been stuck in a cage for medical reason since then as well. Its amazing how big he has gotten since then. He chows down something for a cat I'm not used to seeing. (Ozzie on the other hand is a decade old and he still treats food like little kids treat Christmas, he devours.)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:16
Dogs don't seem to know when they're full.  It's like they lack an appetite shut-off button in their brains.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:19
Yep, then Ozzie burps and farts.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:21
Quite the well-mannered dog.  Sounds like some people I've met.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 08:23
Dogs will eat until they're sick......cats will eat until they've had sufficient.  Clever creatures.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 06 08:25
I must sleep.......good night Sportsdude and Kitten.  Sleep good.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:26
 LOL. Other then that he's fine but he's a little dumb he needs the electric fence more then Tigger does because he can't remember that your not suppose to go out of the kitchen or yard. Tigger needs it because he'll roam around into the nieghbours yard and meet Bruno the 200lb 4'5 tall Sain Bernard. That thing blocks the sun he's huge!
Angel doesn't need it because she's not going to go anywhere she stays by the house and when she comes inside just goes straight to the garage door.
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:27
But alas its only 9:30!!!!

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:27
I think the only exceptions where cats are concerned is when their humans repeatedly overfeed them and keep them indoors.  There isn't enough room to get exercise, and their owners are being cruel instead of kind.I know a woman in the area that keeps bragging about her big cat, but its tummy is dragging on the ground and it spends most of its time sleeping because there is nothing to occupy it.  Poor cat!    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:28
Goodnight, P.C.  It was lovely chatting with you again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:30
Thats all Angel does she sleeps on the porch table sunning herself looking stoned.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:31
I used to have a Saint Bernard.  He was big, but sloppily affectionate.  He loved everybody....people, cats, other dogs, it didn't matter to him.  He thought my German Shepherd was his mother even though she was about 85 pounds and he weighed over two hundred.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:33
Angel is an older cat, and until she gains more weight and better health she won't be too active.  She needs all her strength for recuperating.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:34
 Well are hippie nieghbour who (we think drove the previous owners crazy so they moved) says Bruno (the big dog) likes to chase things.  And thats the last thing Tigger needs flash backs to the dog attack down on the farm.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:36
Well as long as we've had her which has been 6 years. All she does is rub up against things moves around at night (I think she was a night hunter when she was an outdoor cat) and sleeps mostly during the day. She always wants to be outside when I go to bed even in the pouring rain. As long as Tiggers out there I'm not worried about her but if she's alone at night out there a coyote might wonder along....  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:38
They can be very clumsy and I don't think they know their own strength.  It gets really ridiculous when they think they are lap dogs.  Try having one of them trying to sit on your lap.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:41
I really don't think either of them is up to handling a coyote.  I always worried when Spooky went out at night because there are coyotes around here.  There is a wilderness park just a couple of blocks away and they often come up here at night, especially in colder weather.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:43
Well they can hide really well. There are bushes and this over hang thats 4inches from the ground. We try to keep them in the garage at night but whenever I leave for work at night Angel darts out to the backyard. (She doesn't have the collar Tigger does)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 20 06 08:48
It's just as well she doesn't have a collar since she's an outdoor cat.  It's so easy for a collar to get tangled in a branch and the cat is trapped and vulnerable.

Sorry, Sportsdude, it has been a long day, and I've got to get to bed.  Goodnight.  It's been nice chatting.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 06 08:48
Same here. Good night.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 22 06 12:49
A cameo (or is it guest?) appearance while I'm away!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 22 06 05:09
Yay!!! Good to hear from you.  Hope the vacation is going spendidly for you.  Hope you get lots of blue skies and cool days.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 24 06 01:53
Warm days - yes, blue - skies no. Heavy rain almost non-stop.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 24 06 04:27
How sad!!!  Just what every vacation doesn't need....rain!  Hope it clears up for you soon, Gopher.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 24 06 05:02
Good morning Kitten.

And so begins another day.   How is Kaycee adapting to his new home?  I'm sure you two are getting along perfectly.  Are you working today?....day off for me.   Ahhhhhhh.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 24 06 05:35
I forgot that you have Thursdays off.  Good for you....time you had a break from the madhouse.  Kaycee is doing just fine.  He's explored ever corner of the apartment and now spends a lot of time looking out the patio door.  I put a harness on him and took him for a walk outside to introduce him to his new environment.  He seems content to be here.

  My answers may be a bit slow.  The computer seems to be rather sluggish today.   GRRRR!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 24 06 08:59
Has he started training you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 24 06 12:34
Not yet.  He's still assessing my vulnerabilities.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 25 06 01:36
Ah, the thoughtful kind.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 04:15
Yes.  He has settled in very nicely, and now it's just a matter of training.  Him training me, I mean.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 25 06 05:20
Of course. Iimagine that the adoration (on your part) has already been established as being necessary to his noticing you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:09
My cats are fighting at the moment. They had a big fight during dinner last night. I think Angel went into Tiggers territory.  Then this morning out of the blue Angel hits Tigger on the head with her paw pretty hard. I threw Angel in the garage for that.  She knows better. Big bully, does that to the dog as well.  Tigger then quickly jumped onto a chair but I quickly shooed him off.  Atleast he learns. Ozzie got into some salad last night and threw it up this morning.  I swear they are like little childern.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 06:26
They are very clever little children and manipulative too.  That's why I like them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 06:33
Cashmere tried to mame me today, Kitten.  It was quite comical.  Hubby was up in the 'old shop', and I was all the way up the path, and almost to the door, when he came flying out of nowhere and clamped onto my ankle.  As soon as he realized it was me, he sheepishly started rolling on the ground acting cute.  (I'm fooling myself when I suggest he DIDN'T know it was me...lol)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 06:36
Of course you're fooling yourself.  But he's showing you that noone can sneak up on him.  Kaycee tried to climb up my pant leg when I cam in.  Just his way of saying he's glad to see me, now where's the food!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 06:39
LOL

   Just his way of saying he's glad to see me, now where's the food!

  NOW who's fooling themself.    I think it's most likely......I'm glad you're here to get my food.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 06:42
Exactly!  And also to turn on the tap so he can have a drink of running water.  Any cat can drink from a bowl but he prefers his fresh from the tap.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 06:47
From devilcat.com

  [img title="Tin Opener" alt="Tin Opener" src="http://www.devil-cat.com/dc/home15.jpg"]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 06:49
I'm thinking of copying that and using it as a screensaver.  I broke up when I saw it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:04
LOL on the picture.

Ozzie's response would to stare at it then some how put a o hole in the box.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 31 06 10:57
Hello kitten - I note that we're here at the same time!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 31 06 11:00
Apparently not for long.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 31 06 11:06
I'm back again. I just needed to send a couple of e-mails. However, now you seem to have gone! C'est la vie.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:35
Hello!  I found this buried on Page 2.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:36
This precious thread must never again be buried. Thanks for the resurrection.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:37
My pleasure.  Your creation must have sustainability.  I'll do my best to keep it alive, with your cooperation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:39
Be assured of that favour at all times.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:42
Good!  That's settled.  Now how is your day so far?  Mine is totally relaxing and carefree.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:43
No presents then?

  Mine has been ultra-hectic and the holiday already seems light years away.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:47
Once one returns to work holidays seem more like a fantasy than an actuality.  It's back to dreaming about the next one.  Mine has already started due to pending surgery on Wednesday.  I know it hasn't been that long since the last one, but it seems like an eternity.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:50
Yes, it does seem like quite a long time.

  I still have 5 days to take off before the end of the year - at present I'm deliberating about whether adding them on to the Christmas allocation or taking off three or four beforehand (say in October).

  In the meantime, it starts to get dark earlier and earlier, doesn't it?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:52
It all depends on how you feel.  I would take them beforehand just to give myself a break in between, but I'm sure a lot of people would prefer a longer Christmas holiday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:53
Trouble is if you take them early there's a long time to wait until the weather starts to improve in the next year.

Have you any holiday plans for this year, kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:55
Just working, that's all.  I don't get holidays in my job.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 10:57
Oh what a tragedy, everyone should have at least one each year. I truly am very sorry to hear it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 10:58
I'm still lucky to have employment at my age.  At least there's no mandatory retirement.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 11:00
Holidays or no holidays, you're very much on the ball today - what's the secret?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 11:01
It's the first day of a two-week holiday and I feel free.  FREE!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 04 06 11:02
Signing off for now. ..and pretty hastily too!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 11:04
Later, Gopher.  Have a peaceful day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 07:20
I just looked at the Home page and noticed kitten, P.C. and greycat lined up in a row, with weird al as the punctuation mark.  Do we like cats, or what?!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 04 06 07:26
Hi Kitten....greycat, weird al.

  WHAT A WEEK I had today !!!!   Work was a nightmare.  I think it's time for everyone to go home....lol.  The holidays are OVER.  Smokin busy today, and if I didn't know better, I'd say there is a full moon pending.

  weird al....lovely pics on the Pic thread.  VERY nice.

  Kitten, did I read it right that you're in for 2 WEEKS off ???
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 07:29
Due to the blessing of surgery, I get two weeks of to have it and recover.  Lucky, aren't I!  I can feel the peace stealing over me as I write.  AAAAAHHHHH!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 04 06 07:34
Well, Kitten....it's not exactly a feet up on a balmy tropical isle sipping drinks with fruit and umbrellas, now is it....lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 07:41
Not really, but it it's a whole lot better than no vacation at all.  I'll take them any way I can.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 10:29
Hello Kitten!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 10:36
Hi, Gopher!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 10:37
Nice to see you here again. Do you still have the patch?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 10:47
I have to wear it for seven nights, but fortunately not during the day.  The only part I don't care for is taking the surgical tape of my face in the morning.  It tries to take the skin with it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 10:52
This is going to make things very difficult for you, because if I am correct you metamorphose tonight (I think there's a full moon).

  Taking yourskin with it? Ugh, I can almost FEEL it.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 10:54
I think tearing skin is the price you pay for having restored vision, but it's worth it.  When I metamorphose I might not notice it as much.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 10:56
That's very true, as I don't think bats rely on sight as much as humans.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 10:57
But it will leave a bald patch where fur used to be.  Think of it as distinctive markings.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 10:58
You'll look like a flying panda in reverse.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 11:00
Now THAT would be an interesting creature!  Watch out for the landings though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 11:00
It's very windy here today, so take care.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 11:02
I have my fan on to catch the updraft later.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 11:03
Where do you wear it? On your wings?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 11:04
No, it just gives me the initial lift-off so I can clear the hedge.  After that I'm on my own.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 07 06 11:07
Ah, the new Amy Johnson!

  I too have got to fly ...  enjoy the rest of the day!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 11:09
I shall, in a very leisurely fashion.  Have a good day if possible.  Greetings to the cat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 08 06 10:39
Leisurely fashion? The board is acting like this at the moment.

Today is turning out excellently, went to bed early last night, did some reading, slept like a top and I've already achieved much today (in the aforesaid leisurely fashion).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 08 06 10:50
Angel ran away or has gone missing or lost. She hasn't been around for 4 days. (I know that sounds weird but she always kept to herself and you didn't know she was around)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 08 06 10:53
I hope she's o.k. and that she comes back to you before long.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 08 06 10:57
I don't know. She doesn't know the area because we live in a new house and we live by a highway
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 08 06 11:00
Those aren't good things to be aware of, still I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. IF there is no return, then - of course - there's always a possibility that she has rehoused herself.Let's hope for only a happy outcome for her.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 08 06 11:35
I dunno, she has health problems and is old so maybe she just died. If she found a new home then the owners when they take her to the vet because she's super anorexic will find that she has a chip in her with our phone number. She couldn't have gone too far. She wasn't the one to wonder outside the yard maybe she went under the house. (there's an opening where you can get under the house).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 09 06 12:23
Well, a little less brilliant day. We are getting sunny bits today, but we actually have a few clouds.

Trying to debate whether I want to continure painting.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 09 06 12:47
It is on-an-off drizzly here, and even Kaycee would rather stay indoors.  But the air smells so much cleaner now.

I didn't think the painting could be done in damp weather.  You need a break, anyway.

  Petcetera had a sale on Pounce treats for cats, so I went down and bought 2 dozen packages.  They were $.99 each, compared to $3.50 at Safeway.  If  I'd  had more cash on hand I would have bought even more at that price.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 09 06 06:59
Wow....good deal on the Pounce.  Cashmere's a little picky with his food.  One brand....dry....ALL the time.  I've tried everything.  He even turns his nose up at fresh salmon.  Mybe it's time to give it a try again.  My friends' kitties have a smorgasbord every time I go on a binge looking for something different for the little guy.

  Painting was OK today....no rain at least.  I painted it once on Thursday, but when hubby came home, he wrinkled up his nose at the colour.  So he went and got a different stain yesterday, and I painted it again yesterday and today.  My hands are sore.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a015.gif" border=0]  Well if nothing else, I'm looking forward to work tomorrow....lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 09 06 07:10
Oh no!  Painting twice??  What a job.  I hope it is easier at work than it was on your "days off".   Is hubby happy with the new colour?

  Spooky was just like Cashmere....wouldn't touch anything but his Senior Friskies Chicken and Gravy.  A couple of neighbours benefitted from his stubbornness.  Kaycee will eat virtually any cat food I care to provide, except people food.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 09 06 07:36
I somehow feel neglectful or something, when all he eats is dry food....blechhhh.

  Yes, hubby is happier with the new colour.  It's exactly the colour I was trying to avoid....lol

I will be painting the house next spring to match, and there lies the problem.    The stain is 'natural cedar'....and as the house and shop ARE cedar, you'd think it would be right, but there is a little too much red for me.  As the house is a little imposing, (over 3 stories at the peak) I was trying to avoid it looking like a giant barn.  I suppose it will be fine.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c025.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 09 06 07:45
Going to eat some dinner.  (yes, it IS late)  

Made a nice roast chicky with whipped potatoes and gravy   and a mountain of snow peas.

  Felt like some comfort food......lol
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 09 06 07:59
Perhaps they won't have the matching stain and you can paint the house the colour you prefer.  Or at least that could be your excuse.  lol  Do you think there will ever come a time when you can just sit back and enjoy what you have accomplished?  Who am I kidding, eh?  Anyway, since you are doing all this work, I'm sure it will look wonderful.  I'm amazed by your stamina.  If you have any left over, could you send me some?  I sorely need more stamina right now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 09 06 08:17
My stamina is taking a beating tonight, but when I have some to spare, you'll be tops on my list.  

  I don't know what the heck is so strenuous about painting, but I'm TIRED.   I'm hoping to relax a little in the fall, but I think I'm probably dreaming.  Last room to get done.....the kitchen !!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 10 06 10:22
Ach!!  My computer is behaving like it is full of molasses.  Are you finding yours is slow too?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 10 06 10:24
It's slow off and on. By the way have you noticed a highly offensive advert/connection on the DS front page i.e. one inviting you to THANK Tony Blair?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 10 06 10:27
Actually, I hadn't.  Why would I want to thank him?  He's Bush's clone.  Nothing to be grateful for.  Sort of like thanking Harper.  Same reason.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 10 06 10:29
I was absolutely disgusted to see this, fortunately his time is coming to an end: the news of which has been the highlight of the week.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 10 06 10:31
I'm sure the applause is still echoing throught Britain.  And the Queen must be smiling delightedly.  (In private)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 10 06 10:32
Yes, I'm sure that unlike Her August forebear, Her Majesty WAS amused. Must go again now, more phone calls to make.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 10 06 10:34
Chat later.  This would be a good time to consider a tranquilizer, don't you think?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 10 06 10:35
A bottle of red wine and a box of dark chocolates would do even better.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 11 06 10:34
Is the possibility of your receiving unwelcome visitors growing stronger? - Or have they rehoused themselves?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 11 06 02:00
The possibility still exists, but the probability grows more remote.  At least, I sincerely hope so.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 12 06 10:38
Glad to hear it, in the meantime, should they steal into your bed in the middle of the night....remember that they too, need love.      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 12 06 07:15
Anything that disturbs my rest is not going to be loved.  Murdered, perhaps.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:14
Good morning, Kitten. Do you have blood on your hands?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:17
No, but a certain poster annoyed me enough to make me consider it.  All is well on the home front.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:18
Glad to hear it. In the meantime I'm absolutely exhausted and can't wait for my two days off.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:21
I'm exhausted as well, and this is supposed to be my recuperative time.  Things are frantic at the job, are they?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:24
They're abyssmally frantic I'm afraid. On the phone most of the time and in between entertaining vistors galore (either singly or in groups). The two trees were removed yesterday and all is in a mess, the plumber called yesterday and needs to come back with some new part, and the repair of the busted lock on the door has been unsuccessfully essayed. Worst of all we've got a mini-heatwave again, temperatures in the high seventies and extremely humid.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:31
It never seems to end, does it.  You have my sympathy, and hope that things improve soon.  The powers that be decided that this building needed new fridges, so I dutifully hauled mine out to the middle of the floor, and they trundled in the new one "fresh from the factory".  My other one was perfectly good, but this one has the rubber stripping around the freezer door lifting away already.  I called them back, and they agreed that it was actually defective, but left it there anyway.  So now I will have to howl to management that it needs either fixing or replacing, causing further annoyance.  If I yell loudly enough, I may be able to preserve my frozen food.  I will never understand bureaucracy
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:34
On the other hand you could eat it very quickly. By the way, what did they do with your old model?

  I'll feel a lot better when the funeral's over (next Tuesday), it's just a strain having to be the one 'in control' while everyone else has the luxury of panic etc. Already controvery brewing over a forthcoming memorial service - I find it distasteful to say the least (and have said so).

  Oh well, at least I have DS to turn to.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:42
This is an awful burden you've had to assume.  I gather the contention surrounds the inclusion of animals.  But as it was her wish, stand firm.  It seems to take forever, and is truly exhausting, but eventually the day will pass and all arguments will be over.

  I don't know what they will do with the old fridge.  It was in immaculate condition and working order, so they will likely pass it off to someone else as "new".  I think they probably rotate them through all the properties until they are complete wrecks and then change them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:44
I guess you're right. The LAST thing they would ever do is put them to some good use.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:46
Considering the nature of some of the tenants, they will be destroyed quite soon.  Your government money at work.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:47
Hmm. I have much to say that isn't polite re. government money at work, so I'd better not say it. I think I'll just choose to meditate on your meditating smiley (I loved it).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 10:50
Must go.  Company.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:50
Actualy, the animals part hasn't provoked any controversy at all - it's where the memorial service its to be held that's causing the pain.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 13 06 10:51
kitten wrote:
 Must go.  Company.[/DIV]
 May they relish the delight of your presence.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 13 06 11:09
It figures!  They were just passing through, so they left, and you left, and now there's no one left to talk to.

  Why would there be a problem about where it is held?  The purpose of the funeral is to say goodbye to her.  The location should have no importance at all.  People can be so silly sometimes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 14 06 12:28
Silly? Surely you mean petty!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 14 06 10:06
People like that seem to think the service is about their importance, not hers.  I attribute that attitude to a lack of kindness in their hearts.  If that is their biggest concern, they aren't grieving all that much, are they?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 15 06 11:03
Yes,and  such ostentatious non-grief grieves me intensely.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 11:40
They will put in  an appearance for the sake of being seen, and then depart.  The ones that truly loved her and are grieving will pay little attention to them, so don't worry about it.  The others really don't matter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 16 06 10:20
Yes, they're insignificant.

  By the way, what luck are you having with your fridge?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 16 06 11:31
The fridge is working well for now, but I don't trust that stripping around the freezer to hold on for long.  The good thing about the fridge is that it is larger than the other one.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:25
Stop stripping around the freezer, it's going to turn cold before too much longer! - And we can't have your assets being prematurely frozen.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:26
What will I do for a hobby, then?  And cold gives my goosebumps exercise.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:28
Strip in front of a warm fire. And, for a hobby: count your foibles.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:31
Okay, they are both counted.  Now what?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:37
Do you really only have2 foibles? I would have imagined that a woman of your V A S T experience would have acquired enough to spend your time counting them through at least another ten winters.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:41
I was never much for collecting foibles.  Too hard to pack when one moves.  They keep sliding out of the containers.  I just kept two for sentimental value.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:42
Oh I see, very wise of you. You could, of course, have put the rest of them on show and charged a nice price for all who wanted to look at them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:43
They were much too personal for that.  I just shredded them and used them for fire starter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:45
Shreded? I had the idea that they were hard and that it would probably need a sledge-hammer to destroy them beyond recognition .However, I'll take your word for it - but truly speaking, I have never before heard of anyone shredding their foibles (unless they'd first written them down in a diary).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:49
If you slice them thinly enough they shred quite nicely.  Alternatively, one could slice them lengthwise and make a rug.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:50
Ah yes, and then you could wear it and thereby solve all your winter heating problems.

  How's the weather with you today, by the way?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 10:54
It's overcast, and judging by the cat's fur it is drizzling slightly.  I haven't been out to experience it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 10:56
Dull here too but warm. Not drizzling as yet, just unpleasantly humid..
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 11:01
We don't have the heat any more, but Kaycee just came back in and he was quite wet this time.  The rain must have stepped up its efforts.  Not tempted to go out and experience it first-hand.  I'll continue to use the cat as my rain gauge.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 11:03
One thing you can be sure of is that he's a good heat gauge as well. Ever noticed in winter how a cat can find the place where one sunbeam has made an appearance for all of half a second?I'm always amused by the fact that cats will automatically home in on the warmest part of the room possible, and then blithely go out on a freezing night as though it were midsummer.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 11:08
I  coan't understand why Kaycee likes being out in the rain at all.  Spooky would dash inside shaking himself vigorously at the first drop of rain.  Then he made a beeline for the middle of the bed to dry himself off.  But yes, they do love the sun.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 11:10
No I can't understand why Kaycee likes going out in the rain, however he's young so maybe it's just paert of the learning process. He has, however, learned the art of comfortable drying.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 11:11
The best way for him to dry off is to rub against my pant leg....instant towel.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 11:12
Hey, do you mean he brushes against one of your foibles?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 11:14
No, no, I keep those in the closet where he can't sharpen his claws on them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 17 06 11:15
That's a pity, he could have shredded them for you!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 17 06 11:17
I don't want him to hurt his claws.  He needs to save them for unwelcome guests.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 10:20
Oh yes, those which threaten to invade your bed - I forgot, thanks for reminding me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 10:22
Actually, so had I.  I was referring to the bipeds that disturb my comfort unnecessarily.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 10:31
Gentlemen callers?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 10:51
Male, perhaps.  Not gentlemen.  Neighbours.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 10:54
OIC, rednecks.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 10:56
Some of them aren't good enough to qualify for the term "redneck"  "Dumb and Dumber"  seems to apply quite well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 10:57
Ah well, then at least they'll be silent callers.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 10:58
I wish it was that kind of dumb.  Loud and stupid is more what I meant.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 10:59
Are they really that bad? What is a demure soul like yourself doing among such ruffians?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 11:02
Low rent.  Little choice.  And by now it has come to "Better the devil you know...".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 11:03
Ah sad, I can understand it now, no use your asking if you can borrow their mint sauce boats then.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 11:05
Someone would be sure to ask if I wanted oars or an outboard with it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 11:05
I bet the women don't bother tethering their goats either.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 11:07
Nope.  Just marry them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 11:08
How awful! That's bestiality.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 11:09
Not much difference between them, but it IS hard on the goats.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 18 06 11:10
I can well imagine, poor goats. Gotta go now. Hope you don't get disturbed when you hit the sack tonight.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 11:11
Thank you.  My cat sleeps under the bed to protect me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 10:49
Good morning Kitten, I hope that your awakening found you intact.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 10:52
It did, but I don't enjoy getting up before the crack of dawn again.  Work once again is interfering with my leisure.  And how does your day progress?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 10:53
Not bad at all, I'm slowly winding down after all the animadversions of the last couple of weeks. I may even be in touching distance of sanity in a day or so!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 10:54
You do believe in reaching for the loftiest goals, don't you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 10:55
I certainly do, however I'm only average height so it takes a lot of effort.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 10:56
 I always thought sanity was overrated anyway.  Perhaps a mild sort of madness would be enough to sustain you in this strange world.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 10:56
I always thought it would be, however recent events have proved me wrong.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:02
Sometimes one has to be seriously deranged in order to cope with irrational people.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:04
I always wondered just what your secret was.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:06
It has always served me well in the past.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:08
Wish I had a servant like that.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:11
Wish I had a servant!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:13
I'm your's to command.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:17
I'm not too good at giving orders and far worse at taking them.  However, apart from vacuuming, dusting, laundry and preparing gourmet meals, there's hardly anything  for a servant to do.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:18
I was thinking more on the lines as offering my services to you as a butler (and having the key to the wine cellar).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:21
Why, certainly, provided you also plan to stock the wine cellar.  I'm afraid the position doesn't pay very well, though.  Does fifty cents a week sound reasonable to you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:22
I will NOT accept that as payment, especially as I now know the REAL (as indicated by Purelife) value of 50c.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:26
I forgot, I don't even have a pool, so I guess .50 is out of the question.  If the pay goes any higher I will have to take out a mortgage on the cat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 20 06 11:27
Beggars can't be choosers.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 11:30
But they can choose the size of the begging bowl.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:35
Not in the mood for begging bowls at the moment, the temperature here has just shot up to 80.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:38
Life isn't fair!  I would love to have that sort of weather, where you would prefer something a little cooler.  Trade?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:40
With pleasure. I don't imagine it will last more than a couple of days though - and maybe not even as long as that as I have the next two days off.

  Busy here today, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:44
I'm glad to see things picking up again.  It had me worried for a while.  Have you managed to guess TehBorken's secret yet?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:45
No, but it could be he's running for president.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:46
The States would never be the same if he did.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:47
HOORAY!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:48
Lovely thought, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:49
The stuff that dreams are made of.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:54
Can you imagine a country that was governed only by the intelligent?  I suppose a benevolent dictatorship would be a close approximation, but I can't imagine it would stay benevolent even if that was the original intent.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 10:58
If I had to choose between an intelligent government and a compassionate government, then I'd vote for the latter any day.

I have the thought that a compassionate governement if far more likely to evolve (in the very distant future) than any government which has even the vaguest pretension to intelligence. At the very least, this is a pleasant delusion.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 10:59
Doesn't true compassion require intelligence?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 11:00
I don't really think it does - not something I've deeply considered, I just have a hunch that the two spring from entirely different sources.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 11:02
How can compassion exist without the intelligence to understand why it is needed?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 11:04
Oh surely there is a thing as natural compassion? I don't believe that the 'higher qualities' can be taught (other than through one's experience of life and inward inspiration).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 11:06
I see your point.  I had thought of compassion as a mark of intelligence, but I can see that they can be mutually exclusive.  I concede.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 21 06 11:07
And as you concede, I depart back to work. Not much to do and then I can say cheerio to it until Sunday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 21 06 11:08
May the final part of the work day go smoothly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 22 06 10:24
It did, and needless to say because I have today off yesterday's surprising sunshine and 80 degrees have deteriorated to the decidedly cool (although still humid) and drizzly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 04:58
Hope today brings sunshine your way, Gopher.  Do you plan to take Sunday off as well?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:03
Good morning Kitten.

  Working today ????
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:04
Good morning. P.C.  Yes I am, much to my chagrin.  And you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:08
Well, I thought I'd just relax today.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/c010.gif" border=0]          
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:10
Huge round of prolonged applause!!!  SO glad to hear it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 10:49
No,Kitten, I'll be working on  Sunday as usual - last week's Sunday off was a very rare event. However today and yesterday are doing me fine so far. Not that I wouldn't welcome a couple of more days, of course.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 10:53
With the amount of work you do through the week, you should have three days off instead of two.  But we rarely get what we deserve.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:01
For which comment, and because you deserve it, you have just got a blessing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:06
Thank you.  I needed that.  I had rather a rough morning.  And here's a blessing for you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:08
Oh, my breath is taken away - I've received three more since I last looked. By the way, I've found an interesting site helpfulgardener.com which will tell you all about growing runner beans. In Burnaby they'll be no problem at all.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:10
Space, poor, shallow soil, and little sun are the problems I face.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:13
That's a pity because they do like the sun - even more of a pity that you won't be able to grow them because the flowers would brighten things up for you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:14
I just googled runner beans and found they seem to require all the things I lack, as far as growing them is concerned.  They look like the Chinese long green beans I see in the produce section of the store.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:16
Similar, but entirely different (if you know what I mean).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:18
Ocourse!  It's perfectly obvious what you mean.     (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/1.gif) (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:20
I knew it would be, I can always rely on the workings of your brain to come up with then right result - even from the wrong evidence!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:21
I just looked at the board index and found that a whole host of people are reading this thread!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:21
You are more perceptive than me.  I don't understand the workings of what I laughingly call a brain even when I attempt to use it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:22
I certainly don't understand mine, and fear that I don't really want to.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:23
It is nice to have an audience.  Hello, everyone!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:23
I presume that 6 really does constitute "a whole host"?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:26
It's half-a-dozen more than I expected.  

  If you should happen to come across a good deal on a well-used brain, let me know what it costs and I'll try to save up for a transplant.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:27
No that really IS asking me something, I've no idea at all where to start looking since body snatching became illegal.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:29
By the time one becomes available I won't remember why I needed it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:30
It wouldn't know how to work either.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:31
Neither do I so we would be made for each other.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 23 06 11:33
Alas though that the mutual discovery came far too late. I'm calling a halt for now, as I walk about the town I'll make enquiries of everyone I know towards the answering of your desire.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 11:35
Thank you so much for doing my research.  There's nothing to be found here.  Enjoy your walk and the rest of your day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 24 06 11:06
Well yes, that's yesterday over and a new one underway. I forgot all about making enquiries as to how you could get a new brain, my most profuse apologies. Have you tried the butchers?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 03:04
They only had sheep's brains, and I don't want to be a follower.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:31
Fantastic weather here today, we've had 14 hours non-stop rain, including a delightful period this morning when 50mm fell in three hours. I had to walk through floods that reached four inches below my knees! It's all happening: fire engines, police, ambulances, TV etc.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:35
And you chose to live there!  Why???  We are enjoying sunshine and reasonable temperatures and before you ask, no, I would not care to trade.  Really though, that sounds like beastly weather.  Do you have to work outside in it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:36
No, but I have to walk through it. It came more or less out of the blue, however it's the fourth time it's happened in two months - worst thing is I can't see below the water to look for pennies that might be hiding there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 10:37
Yeah it finally stopped raining at the farm. We had 152 to 228mm of rain here in a 24hr period yesterday. 6-9 inches.

  creeks were full to the brim.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:38
Great, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 10:40
What the rain? eh, okay but when you're walking through debris you can fall easily. I fell through some metal sheeting that was once a wall of a shed due to the rain. lol. Other than that it ruins most of the stuff you are trying to look for in damaged houses, especially ones with no roofs.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:41
I suppose a metal detector would short out in the rain.  Perhaps you could attach a magnet to the bottom of a cane and find them that way.  It would also save bending over to retrieve them.

  Tornados always bring a lot of rain with them, don't they, Sportsdude?  Very scary things, tornados.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:41
Our town council is offering us all free sandbags at the moment - not much use to the shops and the houses which have been flooded today.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:44
That's really bad, Gopher.  Has it flooded your home?  Would those sandbags be of any benefit to you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 10:47
yeah they sure do. Another reason why I want out of a midwest setting. Yeah I'm moving to a place that could get falling ash from Mt. Rainier in a few years, oh well and then theres the earthquakes that happen every couple of years.

  Here I've got worry about floods everytime it rains.

Tornadoes could come every day if the storm is a strong one which they usually are.

And then there's the 200 year or so giant earthquake that will devesistate the landscape so much that the Mississippi River will change course. (thats what happend last time) 8.0 earthquakes. Last one happend in 1812 so these 8.0's (there won't be just one but mostly 3 8.0's like last time) happend every 200 to 250 years so our number is up between now and the end of the century. The earthquakes  will make Katrina look like a paper cut. We're talking millions dead. trillions in damage. Country would go into a recession because all the major highways that go west come through Saint Louis or Memphis. lol. The Country's screwed.

  I rather take my chances with a once in a while earthquake instead of tornadoes that could come any day of the week.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:50
I would hate to have to make the choice.  Any of them are devastating.  But then, so is crossing the road.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 10:50
Whats the river that has flooded near you Gopher? Do they have strong enough levees? Damn Corp of engineers back in the 50's straightened out and leveed all these rivers down here. Yeah that won't cause yearly flooding but what it creates is a super fast highway of water. When the river gets high the water has nowhere to relieve itself so a crash happens. This means a levee breaks causing major floods. Idiot corp of engineers.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:51
The floods have stopped just 200 yards from where I live (i.e. at the bottom of the road).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:52
It's not the river that has flooded, it's just the heavy rain that's once again done the trick (the fourth time in two months). In any case the river is higher than most of the land on either side of it (if you can imagine it).    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:53
I'm glad to hear that, Gopher.  I guess you are having an unscheduled holiday, then?  Perhaps you should invest in canoe futures.  Does this sort of thing happen a lot there?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 25 06 10:54
No and yes
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 10:55
Around where I live the farm is lower then the river. Not too uncommon. What part of SK are you in Gopher?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 10:56
No holiday?  Did you swim to work?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:34
I mangaged to get a bus down, but going back I had to wade - no buses running. Today it's so far sunny and warm, but boy you should see the mess. People have slung their ruined carpets into the streets, the television cameras are back again, a whole host of shops closed, fire brigade pumping water out of 'everywhere' etc.etc.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:37
That's rough, Gopher.  Why doesn't the town issue sandbags before these disasters instead of waiting until it's too late?  Did you wear hipwaders to work?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:38
No but I sure wish I had they'd just about have done the job. Some sandbags were issued a few weeks ago (in response to the last three floods), however I noticed them 'everywhere' this morning.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:41
Since they already have them, it seems stupid to wait when they know the flooding is olny a matter of time.  Don't they ever plan ahead?  I pity you, slogging home in the flooded streets.  Work must have been difficult as well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:42
Work turned out brilliantly, it was too bad for anyone to turn out!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:43
So there was a silver lining after all!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:44
Yes, although the garden is nicely under water and all I can see are the trees.

However onto more interesting matters, have you done your laundry today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:46
No, that was yesterday.  Why, pray tell, do you ask?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:47
Oh, one just wondered. I hope your whites are now whiter than white.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:51
That phrase always puzzled me.  White is an absence of color.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:53
Yes, it doesn't exactly make sense, does it? Let me rephphrase it and ask if your whites turned out as dazzling as your present wit?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 10:54
Oh, much clearer than that!  Perhaps cleaner as well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 10:55
Oh, you certainly believe in keeping a  low profile then. Dark glasses worn as you hang it out on the line?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 11:00
No line, just a dryer.  I would actually prefer a line on dry days.  The clothes smell nicer.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 26 06 11:00
Why ain't that a fact, ma'am?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 27 06 06:56
It is better if it is a nice clear day away from smog and exhaust fumes.  On second thought, I think I'll stick with a dryer.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 27 06 06:58
Hello Kitten I've got to get cat food for Tigger. He hasn't had cat food in 2 days. Grandma gave him dog food LOL!!! He wouldn't eat it but Ozzie sure did.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 05:32
Poor Tigger!  He must have been starved.  Some cats will eat odd things, but most of them are very fussy.  I tried to give Kaycee some canned cat food and he wouldn't touch it.  He only eats dry cat food.  I think they establish their eating habits when they are young, and that's it for the rest of their lives.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:16
Could YOU imagine eating only dry food, kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:18
Noooo!   *cough, cough, shoke, choke*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:19
Does he drink milk, or is he an 'only water' cat?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:20
Well Angel was an outdoor cat who I think ate dry cat food but during the past 2 years she loved wet food.

Tigger wouldn't touch the wet food stuff. But he does eat a TON, sheesh. So I don't think it bothered him persay but he's got food now so thats all that matters. Heck, he's not like Ozzie. I got him hooked on cheerios (but then again he eats anything). Tried throwing some at Tigger and he'd sniff it, but I think he ate it once but didn't like it. lol.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:20
Milk? never gave a cat milk before?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:22
Kaycee only drinks water, but that's a good thing.  Once a cat has reached full growth it can't digest milk properly.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:22
Oh yes, I've always given cats milk. But recently I did some cat-sitting and found that the cat would only drink water.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:26
Also giving cats processed food is not good for them, such as scraps from the table.  It's probably the seasoning that they can't handle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:27
Does Kaycee prefer 'natural' water to that which comes from the tap?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:28
oh okay, he doesn't like human food anyway. Likes to kill things though. The day after Angel was found he caught a chipmunk. lol. Then he got a bird but stupid Ozzie put it in his mouth and yes tried to eat it (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/8.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:31
Perfect smiley (or do I mean sicky) for your message!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:33
I haven't found out what he prefers, but he gets tap water that has been properly chilled and put into a small fountain to resemble running water.  He was trying to drink from the tap, so I had to find an alternative method.

  Spooky used to catch birds, but he never ate them, he just left them as presents for me.  Contributing his share of the groceries.   lol

  I must get ready for my lunch shift now.  It's nice to know it's the last for the day.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:34
kitten wrote:
 Spooky used to catch birds, but he never ate them, he just left them as presents for me.  Contributing his share of the groceries.  

 
 [FONT color=#bf00bf]So YOU ate them?[/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:35
I couldn't, really.  He refused to clean them for me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:36
How thoughtless, but that's the young for you - no consideration at all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:54
yeah but Ozzie chomped on this one carrying it in his mouth into the house. eck!!!! I was about to put scope in his mouth.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:55
Did he eat the whole lot? Feathers, beak, claws etc?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:57
No we got the caracass away from him before he ate the thing. *shivers*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 11:03
Lucky carcase!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:04
Claws sharpened for your next attack?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:08
I don't like them to get too dull.  I never know when they will come in handy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:09
Handy? Surely you mean pawy?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:11
Pardon the faux paw.  That is exactly what I meant.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:12
lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Sep 30 06 10:13
Stopping by the "Hello Kitten" Thread to say Hello Kitten!

  Hope the weekend brings a smile or 3!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:14
Same to you too, more for us all if possible. How's the holiday going?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:17
The same to you, CK.  Have lots of fun and relaxation.  I'll be working, but my weekend starts Monday.  I look forward to it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Sep 30 06 10:17
Holiday, me? Just a regular weekend here. Next weekend I get Monday off too.

  What's the weather like there today? It is sunny and 24 here today, but as you may know Calgary, that will change fast, tomorrow is only supposed to be 8!...then probably 30 by Tuesday, changes by the hour here.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Sep 30 06 10:18
kitten wrote:
The same to you, CK.  Have lots of fun and relaxation.  I'll be working, but my weekend starts Monday.  I look forward to it.[/DIV]
 Yep, relaxing is the plan for sure. My boy is eating lunch right now and we are off to a park after to enjoy the sun...while its out.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:21
It's pretty nice here.  Not as hot as Calgary, but not as cold at night either.  Perfect fall weather.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:22
Same here, but you  have to hang onto each sunbeam as though it's the last you'll ever see.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Sep 30 06 10:26
Global warming seems to be wrecking my chances of seeing a true Alberta winter. Last winter it was so mild and scary warm. I actually want to experience it, I never have before.

  I gotta go, have a fantastic day!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:27
Bye for now, CK.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:31
And then there were three - you, I and Brit_Guy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 30 06 10:34
And now down to two.  Time flies, and so must I.  Tomorrow, same time, same station?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 30 06 10:35
Sounds like Brief Encounter!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 01 06 05:04
Arrggg...it's as dark as the middle of the night out there.  It seems to make it a little harder to get moving in the morning.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 01 06 09:49
Not so good here either, the rain's started again and the temperature is forecast to plummet overnight.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 01 06 10:11
talk about drought. We are a foot and half below normal in rain total this year. We are usually above normal. But of course say it has to do with climate change and I'll get shot at for saying its something Al Gore made up so he could become rich.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 01 06 10:18
Despite the very heavy periods of rain we've had recently, we're also way below average as far as the annual rainfall's concerned.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 01 06 10:52
I know due to climate change the midwest/prairies area are going to go dry.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:20
Welcome back Kitten, the place hasn't been the same without you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:25
Some might say it improved due to my absence!  However, I am glad to be back.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:26
There's been some mildly interesting stuff since you were last here. How far have you got with catching up on  postings?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:30
I only got back a little while ago, so I still have some left to read.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:33
Enjoy them!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:34
I am.  This is always an interesting place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:35
Made all the more interesting by you, m'dear.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:39
I simply respond to the interesting people, with one exception that proves the rule.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:43
Yes, I'm always surprised at the number of congenial people we get to meet here, pity we don't seem to find the same high proportion outside it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Oct 03 06 10:45
Hello!

hey kitten, out of the corner of my eye, your avatar looks like the cat is wearing a bow tie? But looking closer, it is a bag. That is funny.

Is that your kitty?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:47
Yes, she keeps all her money in it too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:49
No, it is a kitty that P.C. originally posted and I chose it for my avatar.  Since I hadn't a clue how to do it, TehBorken put it in for me, even though he was swamped with starting up DS.  I am grateful that he did.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:49
Now you've let the cat out of the bag!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:50
Gopher wrote:
 Yes, she keeps all her money in it too.[/DIV]
 Actually, I had to take the penny out one day when I was short of cash.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:51
I hope you used it wisely.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:52
I spent it at the casino and came out a nickel ahead.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:53
Where are you taking us all for lunch?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:55
My place for pancakes on a stick!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 10:56
May I be the first of the many who I know will not hesitate to accept your most generous invitiation. Now then, how about dress code?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 10:59
If you prefer to wear a dress, I certainly have no objection.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 11:01
Oh, so that's the way you usually like the men to dress is it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 11:02
I have no preference as long as they are clothed at the table.  I merely want to assure their comfort.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 11:03
Ok, but when the time for sitting at the table is over..................?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 11:05
Clothing optional!  Still coming to lunch?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 11:08
Definitely,  just send your chauffeur round to pick me up at Chateau Gopher.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 11:09
I'll have to postpone the invitation.  My chauffeur quit yesterday.  It's hard to find good help.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: CK on Oct 03 06 11:09
You both have fun! Behave! Ah, what the hell, don't bother behaving.

  Have a great afternoon!

chat soon.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 11:10
Maybe CK would like a new job?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 11:10
Bye for now, CK.  Always fun seeing you on the board.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 03 06 11:13
I have to go now as well, oh dear you must really feel that in  the space of about half an hour you've been seduced and abandoned by not one, but two men.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 03 06 11:16
That's alright, Gopher.  I'll just try harder tomorrow.  Enjoy your day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 05 06 10:23
Good morning kitten, and how's the day with you. Mine got off to an excellent start, however now the rain has started once again and we have a forecast for gales right through to Monday.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 10:26
Good morning, Gopher.  So far, a lovely day.  We might have some rain during the night, clearing up in the morning to make way for more sun.  Your forecast sounds very unpleasant.  Naturally it happens on your "weekend".

 

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 05 06 10:29
Of course it does, and it was even more likely because I shall be out in the fields at my stepbrother's farm on Satuday.

This morning was great though, the sun was shining, the air crisp but not unpleasantly cool and for some minutes I was able to enjoy just standing in the garden looking at the last of the flowers and thinking how lovely the world was.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 10:36
Did you have a camera with you to record the moment for solace in wintertime?  In the field, in the nasty weather?  Why???  In the house, with a cozy fire..........now that sounds much nicer, don't you think?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 05 06 10:42
It does, and I have a feeling that I may succumb to that lucrative temptation - especially if the meal includes a couple of glasses of wine (which it most likely will).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 10:43
The voice of reason is heard!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 05 06 10:46
Did it have anything interesting to say?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 01:15
The couple of glasses of wine was certainly loud and clear!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 06 06 10:24
I bet you didn't realise that your last message was the 1,400th on this thread!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 10:27
No, I didn't.  Wordy bunch, aren't we!  And of course this was your bright idea.  Thank you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 06 06 10:28
The thanks are entirely due to your own inspiration, without which not a word would have been said.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 10:30
Looking back, the sole inspiration I provided was by temporarily disappearing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 06 06 10:32
Well, that all goes to show, doesn't it? Although what it shows I've no idea - therefore I await your omniscience to provide the answer.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 10:33
Guess it shows that anything, no matter how small, can grow into something huge when provided the proper impetus.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 06 06 10:34
LOL i just realized this thread was started because Gopher didn't see Kitten on line. lol!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 06 06 10:37
She was hanging  out on the line day after day, and then one day I came on and she wasn't there - thinking she'd got stuck in the washing machine, I decided to make enquiries.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 10:38
So the acorn turned into an oak tree.  

  I hate to say this, but just when it gets interesting it's time to leave.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 06 06 10:38
Well, who knows what your next (and highly imminent) disappearance is likely to inspire.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:07
Did you manage to get a new burka?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:10
They were sold out.  But I did pick up a lovely paper bag that should work well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:11
Glad to hear it, but what happens when it rains?

Which reminds me to ask you, when you see other burka-clad women, how do you know which to speak to - and which to avoid?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:13
Little identification labels?  Better yet, don't speak at all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:14
And which do you usually do?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:14
Forgot to mention, when it rains a plastic bag over the top should help.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:15
Good idea, but do make sure that it has breathing holes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:17
Perhaps a snorkel tube would be useful.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:18
Now you're being silly!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:21
Really?  What made you notice?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:22
Oh, it's just that you're normally so level headed and matter of fact.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:26
I guess my alter ego got the upper hand today.  I've tried to tame it, but every once in a while it gets loose.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:27
Oh now I see, THAT's why you need a new burka, your old one has become too loose.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:29
Brilliant deduction, my dear Gopher!  Also, the colour clashes with my eyes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:30
What on earth are the colour of your eyes?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:32
Chocolate, occasionally surrounded with paprika after a sleepless night.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:33
Interesting. You should be done in oils.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:36
Vegetable or olive?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:38
Vegetable of course.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 11 06 10:39
I just discovered that I can't send a pm.  How annoying!  Anyway, I must leave for work, so chat again tomorrow.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 11 06 10:40
Enjoy your travail.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 06 10:34
Are you working better since your recent defragmentization?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 12 06 10:39
I'm not, but the computer seems to be.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 06 10:44
Well at least one of you is infine fettle.

This was supposed to be my first normal work week in the last six, however when I got there this morning I found that someone had thrown a pear through the window during the night.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 12 06 10:46
So you had to spend the morning replacing the window?  Did you save the pear for fruit salad, or was it destroyed on impact?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 12 06 10:48
One thing I've learned in dealing with people is to never expect a normal day.  Eventually the dashed expectations lead to paranoia.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 06 10:50
I'm feeling pretty paranoid at the moment because the glazier's phone appears to be off the hook.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 12 06 10:52
If you can't reach a glazier today, will you have to board up the window?  Or even worse *shudder*  have to stay overnight to guard the place?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 06 10:59
No, the pear has somehow lodged itself  between the outer (broken) pane and the inner  - I had no idea that there was so much of a gap between the two.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 12 06 08:10
I guess if you live in a really cold place it would make sense for insulation.  Did you manage to reach the glazier?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:20
No, I didn't - and what's more I don't care. Today and tomorrow I have off, it can wait.

  Incidentally, I have come to the conclusion that the perpetrator was Eve who, trying to allure me, found herself without the appropriate apple and so decided to lob a pear through the window instead.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 10:21
Would that be the Eve with the trailer?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:24
No, it was Eve with the sack, and I can state this almost categorically as this morning the local paper informed me that no less than four apples had been thrown through the windows of a church about 2 miles away.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 10:26
Perhaps the perpetrator is less than fond of religious establishments, or it could just be those places are least likely to be inhabited at night.

  I hope you are enjoying lovely weather on your "weekend".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:29
I AM. But, I'm going in early tomorrow morning to open the palce up for the local International Group who are going to have visits from someone who is recruitiung for staff at the local prison. Shall only stay half an hour (at the most).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 10:31
Working on your day off!  Tsk, tsk!  But there's an alternate job for you should you be interested.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:32
Yes, that was also in my head - I can suss out the matter while I'm there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 10:34
Going from one extreme to the other, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:36
Well, not really I suppose, I'm used to dealing with ex-convicts (and also those on the run).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 10:41
I was thinking of the transfer from a house of faith to a house of lost faith.  I still can't send a PM and I don't get it.  I receive messages, but when I try to send all I get is a warning that the page can't be displayed.

  I must hustle my bustle off to work now.  Enjoy the rest of your day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:43
I'm having a lot of difficulty with them as well at present, all sorts of wierd things are happening. My current inbox says that I have -2 messages awaiting!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 13 06 10:45
Interesting. I've just read and deleted another PM and now I am told that I have -3 awaiting my attention.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 13 06 02:41
I'm up to -4 now.  Does anyone know why?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 14 06 10:04
I've just informed Tehborken again. There was -1 showing, I checked to see what was there, and found two unanswered. I then deleted everything and find I have -3.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 14 06 10:09
I still have my -4, and I don't know how to bring it back to zero.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 14 06 10:15
My -3 has just gone down to -2. I presume that means I have another message waiting. I'll absent myself for a few moments while I check it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 14 06 10:22
Suddenly my count went back to normal!  Thank you to whoever fixed it.  (TehBorken?)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: TehBorken on Oct 14 06 10:22
 Take a look now and see what it says. I did a little readjustment of gopher's totals and also had the board recount all of its internal keys and indexes and stuff. If this doesn't set things right I'll start researching this on the support forum to see if there's anything I can find.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: TehBorken on Oct 14 06 10:23
 kitten wrote:
Suddenly my count went back to normal!  Thank you to whoever fixed it.  (TehBorken?)

Hmmm, if that fixed it then maybe I need to include this as a regular part of the maintenance schedule.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 14 06 10:24
Thanks. I'll check it out again now.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 14 06 10:26
Love the avatar, Gopher.  I wish it was a little bigger, though.  I'm talking about the avatar, NOT the carrot!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 14 06 10:27
I do as well, I'll have to see if I can find a larger version of the same subject.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 14 06 10:30
I had to take Kaycee to the vet this morning after work.  He hurt his left hind paw, so now he's on antibiotics.  Meanwhile, since I've had no breakfast or lunch, I'd better grab a sandwich and get back to work.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 14 06 10:32
Oh poor you, and I was looking forward to a nice long chat. I'm sorry to say I can't make the picture any bigger. If you like, I suppose you could ask TehBorken and maybe he'd oblige you with the required larger dimensions.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:26
Kitten, please inspire me! My brain seems to have fallen asleep at present.

  P.S. They originated in the 15th century at the court of the Duchy of Savoy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 18 06 10:31
My brain is still asleep trying to catch up on sleep it was denied last night.  I have no inspiring comments to make, and I still have ten minutes before I go back to work.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:32
That thought  of ten minutes to go to work would uninspire anyone.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 18 06 10:35
True.  I don't mind going back, but I just finished shopping for her groceries and supplies.  That gives me barely time enough to have a coffee and quick chat before going out again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:36
Did you notioce my PS about ladyfingers?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 18 06 10:38
No, I didn't.  And I went back to look.  Nothing there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:39
It's on this thread.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 18 06 10:41
She must have had very odd fingers!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:41
Useful for cleaning round the S-bend.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 18 06 10:43
I doubt the Duchess stooped to that!  

  ARRRRGH!  It's that time already.  Got to go.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 18 06 10:45
May your hours of work go swftly. Ciao.

  P.S. It was the Duke what dunnit.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 21 06 05:43
I take it you're not working today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 05:45
I will be in about ten minutes.  One more day to go before my "weekend".  Have an enjoyable day, Gopher.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 21 06 05:46
Thanks, my weekend finishes in the morning. Yuk, I've spent the whole of the last two days seething with bad thoughts about it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 02:02
What a rotten way to waste a weekend!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 22 06 10:35
Yes, it certainly was.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 10:38
I hope you aren't going to repeat that next weekend.  It takes all the fun out of your time off.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 22 06 10:40
It's the memorial on Saturday so I shall be working all day. Don't really want to go as I imagine that a lot of patronising bigwigs will be present. However, as it is for a very close friend of mine, of course I shall wingly give up the entire day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 10:42
That would be the right thing to do to honour your friend.  If only those other people could be excluded.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 10:45
Time to go.  Chat again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 22 06 10:50
I shall look forward to it with my usual eagerness.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 22 06 03:40
OK, well... I have nothing much to say here except I just wanted to be on Page 100 or the Hello Kitten thread.

  *bowing out*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 04:52
You are very welcome here.  Please come back any time you feel like it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 22 06 05:26
Ok sorry kitten and gopher I had to post in here as well. I read about 30 pages to try to figure out what this thread is about and all I got was the two of you mostly. So HI!    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 08:01
Hi, Russ.

  Everybody is welcome to join in the conversation.  It would be nice to have more input.  Consider this the Gopher edition of the Ebony Lounge.  I can't believe we've reached 100 pages already!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 22 06 08:39
I've read most of kitten-gopher responds and I still haven't figured out what they are talking about either.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 22 06 11:33
There are in-jokes and fantasy and general humour aimed at people who have lived longer than most of the contributors on this board.  I believe we both have an English heritage, and we both read a lot, so we have memories to draw on.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 23 06 09:33
english? yet no one understands you? well. the sc-fi author john brunner is english. so you might want to check out the shockwave rider. it's a halfway decent book that might help yer confusion. lol.

look here marsha. i'm not just posting to be mean. i'm also saying that it's a fragmented world and what you don't realize is that the pair of you could be a couple of prattling tweeners and some of us would never have known the difference.

listen up. you've basically prattled on for 100 pages without nary an audience. so what doe it all mean? it means that what you say isn't important. it's how you say it that counts. do you know what i'm saying?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 10:03
In defence of kitten, SHUT DA FUDGE UP, curses. Thank you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:03
Thank you Lise!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 10:10
Methinks that curses is just being jealous, the silly noob. There's nothing more refreshing than a chat between friends so who cares if the thread's at 100 or 1,000? I hope this thread gets to go that far!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:14
I thank you too, Lise.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 10:21
No probs. Now give me bless points please. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Love/10.gif)

  I just hate to see ppl being dragged down like that. I mean, why go after a perfectly innocent thread between two nice ppl. Jaysus. If you wanted to be mean, like I said, time and time again, just head down to DV.

  Check your attitude at the door when you come to DS. Nothing but lovin' here. (and now curses will vomit on the floor and thus exit)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:22
You've got it.  More coming later, Lise.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:29
Sportsdude wrote:
 I've read most of kitten-gopher responds and I still haven't figured out what they are talking about either.

.....

  When we've reached 1,000 pages, we're aiming to publish this thread as an essay in the surreal.
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:30
Split the profits?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:31
Of course - but you've got to do the personal appearances.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:34
I'm much too bashful for that!    People would want me to explain what it is about, and I would be tongue-tied.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:35
That's the trouble I have too, but come to think of it - you COULD do it on full moons, nobody would recognise you then..  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:37
But I still wouldn't be able to talk.  Chitter, maybe, but not talk.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:42
Don't they communicate by radar?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:45
Sure, but try translating it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:46
Well, translation was previously my work for a number of years.....
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:50
Really?  Translating from what to what?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:50
English to German and vice versa.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:52
Translating books?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:53
Anything, but not fiction alas. Mainly technical stuff (which I didn't understand in either language).

By the way, the messages are playing up again,  once more I have -1.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 10:55
I have one I haven't had time to answer yet, but the reading is 0.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 10:56
You'll probably find that when you've read it the figure will go to -1.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 11:00
Unless it rebalances again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 23 06 11:03
Dash it. On that cliff-hanging point I've got to get back to work.  I look forward to the next enthralling instalment  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 11:04
So do I.  Always nice chatting with you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 01:09
Ok here I was getting ready to join in on this thread.. and you went from radar sensing or translating things to german to english without missing a beat. You lost me big time there! lol.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 23 06 04:04
lol. methinks lise will think twice before asking me back to DS in the future.

p.s. people like kitten still bore me.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 04:32
I don't mind your presence, curses, in fact I do enjoy your comments on DV as they do make me laugh.... I just don't like the fact that you would single out someone as nice as kitten like that. I mean, c'mon... even if she bores you, you don't have to be mean to her. We're all good pals here even if this makes you sick.

  No offense to you, dear boy. And have a Foster on me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 23 06 04:42
omg. poor kitten has big bad me after her.

just letting you know that kitten was why i left this place in the first place. lol. it's like trying to talk in the friggen library.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 04:51
Well, ok... I won't ask any details about that but just so to let you know, I do defend my pals here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 23 06 04:56
oh it's nothing really, i tend to dislike the people that i rub the wrong way.

anyway. kitten isn't too worried about the likes of me. i hope.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 05:02
I'm sure she's not too worried, she's a strong gal... just the way I like. Hehe.

  Now speaking of rubbing, anytime you wanna rub and kiss my feet, you're more than welcome to that.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 05:06
Did someone say footrub ?????   I'm up for one of those too.....what a week I had today.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 05:10
*rubs and massages PC's feet, sprinkles scented oil all over*

  Rough week? I'm all ears................ at least for a few mins. Have to get off to go make din din.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 05:14
Ooooo, I love scented oil on my feets.  Thanks Lise and thanks for the offer of your ears....lol

I'm about to go make some din myself, hubby should be pulling up the drive in a few.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 23 06 05:15
Whatcha making? I'm about to do stir-fry some noodles.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 06:11
Dinner? Did I hear the magic word?

  I made beef and salmon burgers  with salad and french fries. Burgers had ham and cheese on them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 06:48
I made a pork steak, baked potato and avocado salad for hubby.  I skipped the pork steak and potato and had the salad with some tuna.  Sometimes it gets too late for me by the time he decides he would like to eat.  He usually needs an hour or two to unwind after work and by then, I don't want to eat so much.  Yummy salad though.  I'm hooked on this raspberry vinegarette dressing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 07:02
Oh yea, AND.....there will be no Kitten diss-ery on this thread. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/n080.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 07:47
Cheers, my friends.  It doesn't bother me at all.  No one is forced to read anything they don't like.  I know this thread gets confusing at times, but part of it was related to a joke we had going ages ago and had no reference to translations from one language to another.

  I had a big bowl of homemade vegetable beef soup for my supper.  It was really delicious.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:48
My no healthy food bent continues. I had homemade nachos.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 07:50
Bad and unhealthy.  Why are you doing this to yourself?  Bet they tasted good.  lol
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:52
Because I'm self loathing. I don't know. Atleast I didn't go out to eat that would have been worse. Don't know what the hell is wrong with me just been in this funk for 3 days. Its annoying.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 07:56
kitten wrote:
 Cheers, my friends.  It doesn't bother me at all.  No one is forced to read anything they don't like.  I know this thread gets confusing at times, but part of it was related to a joke we had going ages ago and had no reference to translations from one language to another.

  I had a big bowl of homemade vegetable beef soup for my supper.  It was really delicious.

  Good way of doing it, thick skin. You have to have it on the 'net as its only words and with no body language behind it can be taken any number of ways depending onthe mood the reader is in.

  And as to no reference to translations from languages, au contrair mon amie...

  Gopher wrote:
 Don't they communicate by radar?

kitten wrote:
 Sure, but try translating it.

Gopher wrote:
 Well, translation was previously my work for a number of years.....

kitten wrote:
 Really?  Translating from what to what?

Gopher wrote:
 English to German and vice versa.

  So yes! I had some sort of contribution to this thread..

Otherwise I wouldnt worry about the confusion, its quite amusing. As long as you dont mind a few of us reading it and not replying.[/DIV][/DIV][/DIV][/DIV][/DIV]
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 07:56
Is there bad weather like grey skies and rain?  Sometimes that can affect a person's mood.  About the only way to get out of a funk is to get so busy you don't notice it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:58
Yeah its been cold. It was partly cloudy yesterday. Yeah weather can make you depressed more if your depressed lol. I usually love the cold rainy weather. Thats when I come 'alive'. See part of me thinks I'm down because I never get out of the house. Thats not good.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:02
It certainly isn't.  Time to walk the dog.  (or the cat!)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:05
Really? Should I walk Ozzie now? We used to walk Ozzie around this time all the time at my old house but in the new nieghbourhood I feel to 'oh thats the new people-ish'
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:07
Who cares what people might think?  They would more likely think it's nice to see.  And you will both feel better for it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 08:08
Why? Its good for you and the dog. Also its a good way to meet your neighbors and show you are a normal neighbor.

  that being said I jsut came back from walking brick.

  Walk a cat? We did that for the first little while when we got the last few kittens until they knew our house. But I have always thought its mean to keep a cat on a leash. IMO they are meant to run through neighbors yards terrorising birds and dogs that cant get at them.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:13
I walked my cat for the first five days after I got him.  After that I threw away the leash and harness.  Cats need to be free, it's their nature.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:14
LOL Okay I'll do it. Going for a walk now. Probably the stuck up local city cops are going to pull me over. pricks!

  Oh and Kitten I put Angel in Ozzies cage while Ozzie was in there. Ozzie looked like he was going to have a heart attack and Tigger was just purring away loudly lol. they can't both fit in there. lol!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:19
See, that's another reason why they have to lose weight.  They like being in the cage together.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:34
LOL. Okay. Tigger is like hey whats going on, and Ozzie is like OMG ITS A CAT!!! GET ME OUTTA HERE!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:45
Have you gone for a walk already, or are you just getting Ozzie ready?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:46
I went for a walk 20 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:48
I thought you hadn't gone.  You were back so quick.  Did you just take a walk around the block?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:57
Yeah quick walk like 5 to 7 minutes top. I have to run funny on my side walk or I'd be running into trees. They're low and for my giant self I don't want a face full of a branch.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:01
I don't blame you.  At this time of night would it be safer to run on the road, or is there too much traffic?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 09:07
There's a big highway by my house. One time there was a guy on meth or something wondering around at 2am then he disappeared. freaked me out. He was 2 feet from my car while I was waiting at the light to go to work. *shivers*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:11
Highway, eh?  No, maybe it isn't a good idea to run on the road after all.  I don't even like to go out at night any more.  I never know what sort of weirdo might show up, and I'm not courageous.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 24 06 01:55
How the heck do you walk a cat???
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 24 06 05:12
With great difficulty and a lot of patience!  Also a leash and harness.  Some cats refuse and just lie down and won't budge, but I was lucky with Kaycee because he was so curious.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 24 06 10:58
Russ wrote:
 .

       I had some sort of contribution to this thread..

Otherwise I wouldnt worry about the confusion, its quite amusing. As long as you dont mind a few of us reading it and not replying.

  ........

  [FONT color=#0000bf]Voyeurs are always welcome, participants even more![/FONT]
[/DIV][/DIV][/DIV][/DIV]

   
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 25 06 07:46
as soon as i go away. you kids have nothing to say. now do you know what i mean by boring?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 25 06 09:18
I agree bud, thats why Im still active on two other websites and havent come fully to DS.

  Teh borken really tries, giving us material to talk about.. he even replies to PM's!

  Abnormal for a webmaster
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 25 06 09:59
We like abnormal webmasters, which is something we certainly can't say for abnormal posters.      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 25 06 11:31
I dont disagree with you Gopher.

  But my theory is that Im the only normal one and everyone else is strange.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 25 06 12:00
i like to have fun and get cheeky and make weird non sequiters. i'm just like you guys except kitty cat has a hate on for me.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 25 06 04:58
What gave you that idea, curses?  I don't know who you are or anything about you.  I just don't like to bother with people who like to be nasty to strangers on the forum.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 25 06 05:21
good for you. i tend to think of the internet as random chaos. i say whatever comes to mind.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 25 06 06:08
Why do you think of the 'net as random chaos?  I have always thought of it as structured and informative, as long as that is what you want it to be.  It is only chaotic if you choose to make it so.  I don't enjoy argumentative conversations, so I choose not to participate in them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 25 06 07:37
arguing. drama. chaos. potato. tomato.

you don't like me because i'm bad.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 25 06 07:45
I neither like nor dislike you.  I just don't argue with people.  Life's too short to waste it on arguments and hatred.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 25 06 09:10
Curses bud, I think you have a complex. kitten has said she doesnt get involved in arguementative debates, thats her choice. But dont worry, I like your posts and comments. Like said, the internet is the internet, dont take it too seriously.

  And I also consider the internet quite chaotic. There is organization, but its chaotic organiziation. Look at how much info there is on random insignificant things, and for others that are important theres squat.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 26 06 09:33
no. it's not a complex. it's an interest in people like kitten. the ones who find me so offensive that they won't talk to me.

i've also goaded people in real life. i find it interesting how some people can't be calmed down afterwards.

kitten interests me.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 26 06 09:42
lol. playing with kitten is my version of how i stopped worrying and learned to love the bomb.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 09:54
What an odd pastime you've chosen!  But it doesn't worry me, so enjoy yourself.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:23
Yes, as long as everyone enjoys themselves and harms nobody, that's fine by me too.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 10:25
Right.  No worries, mate!  And a good morning to you.  Is your day as gray and ugly as ours?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:26
Not too bad so far, about 19 - as opposed to the12 we had yesterday with torrential rain and ultra-gales.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 10:29
19!  Celsius or Fahrenheit?  It feels a bit chilly due to the gloominess, and we are scheduled for some wet stuff, but considering the time of year, that's not surprising.  Just unwelcome.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:30
Celsius. Although we've had far higher temperatures than could be hoped for the whole of the month, the wind and rain have made sure we still know it's October.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 10:33
Well, that takes care of the weather report.  How's the job going, or is it your day off?  How soon I forget!  I can't recall whether your weekend is Thursday/Friday or Friday/Saturday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:36
Job has been fantic all week and today's no exception. Sick top the back teeth of being tied up with red tape and regulations at present - all of which have made REAL work almost impossible to accomplish. But who cares how little gets done, as long as it's done correctly? These days form is far more important than content.

I'm off tomorrow but have to be in again most of Saturday for ther memorial service...I'm semi-looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 10:40
Red tape is the curse of mankind.  I'm so fortunate in not having to deal with it.  I'm so sorry your job has been made so difficult.  The memorial will turn out well, Gopher.  There will be many people who respected her and it is so nice that there will be animals present in her honour.  Will you be bringing the cat that you kitten-sat for your friends?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:41
I'll have to ask them if I can borrow her. If I can't, I'll have to find someone with a few fleas to spare - they're animals too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 10:44
I hate to say this, but not all animals are friendly.  Such as fleas, for example.  Must run.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 10:45
But STILL animals.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 26 06 11:11
was gopher in the military?

i digress. honi soit perfectly sums up my conversation with kitten.

Which is better.  to take your moral compass from the behaviour and attitudes of those around you? or to act according to your own conscience?

from [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honi_soit_qui_mal_y_pense"]wikipedia[/a]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 26 06 11:13
a) Gopher wasn't in the military

b) To act according to your conscience
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: curses on Oct 26 06 11:27
i always acted according to my own conscience and i've been villified by the millions because of it!

entire towns have banned me. not a word of a lie. my name is spoken in terrible awe. did he just say what i think he did?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 06 12:41
    Which is better.  to take your moral compass from the behaviour and attitudes of those around you? or to act according to your own conscience?


I think to get along in society, a blend of the options you suggested would work nicely.  I believe you shouldn't abandon your ideas and beliefs, (opinions should be flexible) but adapting to the behaviour of those around you just seems like common sense to me.

  A person might feel that 'acting according to their own conscience' may make it acceptable to make sure a person is told that their taste in clothing left a lot to be desired, and their hairstyle went out 20 years ago and for gawwds sake, DO something about your nose........but I wouldn't advise it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 12:53
Of course, if you prefer solitude that might be the way to arrange it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 06 01:16
Hi Kitten [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]

  I agree...... that is exactly the way to set that up.   lol    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 01:20
Hi, P.C.  "Weekend"?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 06 01:24
Yes, my weekend.  Just came inside for a break.  Have lovely big fire outside to burn all the yard debris.  Amazing how much stuff accumulates.  Branches, leaves, limbs and stuff everywhere.  I'm in my glory when I do the 'autumn burn'.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/a060.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 01:27
Oh you PYROMANIAC!!!  But it would smell good and look great, so I agree that it would be fun.  Is it not raining where you are?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 06 01:32
No rain today.  It's quite lovely out.  I started out with a jacket, but I'm down to a tank top.  

I'd best go give it a poke and stoke it up again.....lots left to burn. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/a104.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 01:33
Enjoy your bonfire, P.C.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Oct 26 06 02:09
Im jealous. Its a 500 dollar fine here in van. You used to be able to just burn in the fall, then it went to approval with a permit. Its still approval with a permit but they dont grant the permit anymore.

  I agree enjoy your fire!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 06 02:20
Have to wait for it to burn down a bit, there's a bit of a breeze kicking up. (and my sunshine just disappeared)[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/e030.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Oct 26 06 02:25
Thinking about the fire reminded me of the phrase, "Burn,Baby, Burn!"  lol    You could take out some marshmallows for a treat while you watch it.  Oh, and hot cocoa too.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Oct 31 06 11:59
Wherefore art thou, Kitten?  P.C. and I are concerned about thy absence.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 31 06 12:16
same here. worried.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Oct 31 06 04:50
Yes, where's the kitty cat? Missing you. Come back when you can, dear.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 09 06 03:39
Still missing you Kitten.  We're all anxiously awaiting your return.

  [img height=282 src="http://www.velvetjewels.com/crystal_babies[1].jpg" width=354 border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 09 06 03:43
Hey! I thought kitten was back and replied so I came in here to see...

Unfair!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Nov 09 06 03:52
I know! I rushed over here when I saw the thread.

  I miss kitten. It's not like her to be this way................................
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 09 06 03:53
yeah I'm really worried now. But I think if something had happend to her we would have known about it by now so I'm still going on her computer pooped out and she's in the process of getting a new one.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 09 06 04:31
Sorry Russ.  I didn't mean to send out a false alarm.  Just trying to keep the thread 'out there' should Kitten return.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 09 06 11:02
No worries PC, we are all wondering and anxious.

  Good idea to keep the thread on top.

  'bless'
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:22
P.C. and I are exploring all avenues open to us to try to get in touch with her. Does anyone know her surname?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 10 06 11:26
nope only know her first name but her late husband was hungarian so if she kept the hungarian name it would look very hungarian.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:30
I didn't know that Sportsdude, although I did know that she'd once visited Hungary. Ah well, I suppose that narrows down the search a little.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 10 06 11:32
yeah her late husband was hungarian.

She visted hungary? darn! She never told me that. I'm on a never ending quest to find my lost family over there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:33
Have you tried trawling through the Hungarian telephone directories?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 10 06 11:36
nope haven't done that. they don't have my last name. Grandpa had a bunch of sisters who were much older so my cousins are probably in there 50's. All I know is somebody is an engineer in Germany, ones a doctor in Hungary. Thats all I know. It sucks.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:39
It does indeed, a paternal surname is more or less the key to all. Wish I could help, but it looks as though I'll not be able to be any more successful than you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 10 06 11:45
Yeah my great uncle found the doctor and engineer he's going over there I think next year. Still haven't found everyone though sucks when family gets split by war and you try to find them but you can't. I seem to be the only one that cares in this family though. Amazing history my family has and we just sit and accept it instead of finding the other half.

  Sometime in the next couple of years when I'm studying abroad in Europe I'll back pack through eastern europe during the summer and I'll find them eventually. I've got things to see as well in Poland and Western Hungary that will be pretty tough emotionally but I've got to do it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:49
Do try to get the names from your great uncle. Tracing your ancestors is an increduibly interesting pursuit, I've managed to get one side of my family back to 1645 although I'm stuck around the 1815s with the other.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 10 06 11:54
I don't talk to that side of the family much (long story). I can get all the info I need off of a tape my grandpa made before he died but my dad won't let me listen to the tape because he can't handle listening to his dad's voice (its been 10 years still can't handle it).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 10 06 11:57
Oh - 10 years is long enough to bury the past, it's a great pity that things should remain as they are.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 14 06 07:17
Hello, my friends,  

  I'm back and very glad to be here.  I've certainly missed all of you.  I injured my back so it is difficult to sit at the computer, but I promise I'll keep in touch as often as possible.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 14 06 07:21
Welcome back miss Kitty!

  DS hasnt been the same without you around...
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 14 06 07:25
Aw, shucks!  Thank you.      *curtseying and blushing*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 14 06 07:37
Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!!

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0]          
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 14 06 07:54
  [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt="Thank You" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_126.gif[/img][/A]





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 14 06 08:00
I'd love to stick around, but I've got to lie down again.  It's been wonderful "seeing" you all again.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 14 06 08:02
Take care Kitten.  Look after yourself.

Train KayCee to bring you some tea.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 14 06 08:13
Yeah, I agree with PC. Take care of yourself and hope all the best for you. Get well soon.

  Nites!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Nov 14 06 09:15
kitten!! OMG!!!! I MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Love/25.gif)

  Yayyyy!!!!

  Nice to hear from you and so sorry about your back. You had us all worried there, girl!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 15 06 02:16
Your return is the best news of the month - it even eclipses that of the recent election.

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Cartoon/8.gif)    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 15 06 06:13
Holy smokes is it ever raining out there.  And THUNDER.  Isn't thunder in November rather odd?

I thought a tree was coming down.  Long rumbles.......really long

I can't believe I have to go to work in this. Ptewwwi !!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 15 06 06:19
Good morning Kitten....I dug this out of the Pictures Only thread.  It's a 'must see' for you, when you can.  Loved it to pieces.

[A href="http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/10/post_1.html"]http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/10/post_1.html[/A]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: TehBorken on Nov 15 06 07:21
Welcome back, we wuz worried about ya.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Nov 15 06 09:16
Hi Kitten!  Glad to see your name here again.  We've missed ya so very much.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 10:51
Thank you, TehBorken and purelife.  I appreciate this very much.  Being on here is always a treat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Nov 15 06 11:20
We love having you here so much that when you were gone, our hearts were bleeding. So it's nice to hear a familiar voice.

  Rain and thunder. It's going to be like this today. I hate the rain but oh well, what can you do?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 11:39
Well, if you can stay in, be thankful.  If you can't, carry a LARGE umbrella!  It is nasty out there.  When I went to work this morning I could barely see the road even with my wipers at full speed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 15 06 11:42
Yeswterday morning the streets here were so wet and the sun so ultra-bright and low in the sky that you couldn't see a thing for the dazzles that almost burned out your eyes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 11:43
Sun???  You've actually seen sunshine?  But it can be blinding under those conditions.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 15 06 11:44
 Speaking of cars.  I caught my tire wearing away before it exploded. The road has eaten up all the tread and now its down to the stitching. If that tire exploded while I was going down the highway I might not be typing this message. Weird. Just replaced the tire a month ago. Never seen tire wear this quickly before. Something is wrong with the car needs to be re-ailigned I think. Piece of junk.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 15 06 11:45
kitten wrote:
 Sun???  You've actually seen sunshine?  But it can be blinding under those conditions. ....

 It's been sunny this morning too - however new deluges are due to start sometime tonight.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 11:48
It wore out in a month???  You need to take it back to where you got it.  I hope you kept your receipt.  There's no way a tire should wear out in that length of time.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 11:51
Got to dash for work.  I'm late.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 15 06 11:51
Happy landings.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 15 06 11:52
  kitten wrote:
It wore out in a month???  You need to take it back to where you got it.  I hope you kept your receipt.  There's no way a tire should wear out in that length of time.

Yeah I know. I think my car needs to be re-aligned though its quite a bit off. Oh well tire exploding is the least of my worries out there, the deer are getting dumber and I've come really close to hitting a few, the drunks, wet leaves going around a corner (car will slide almost went off the road yesterday), and of course losing control of the car and hitting a tree. lovely.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 15 06 04:45
There is also the option of slowing down some to give you better stopping distance.  From what you've said about your driving, it sounds as though you always have the accelerator pressed to the floor when you drive.  Now that's SCARY!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 15 06 09:25
Hi Kitten (and all)....JUST got power back on.  Went out around 10 this morn.  Just ran out of my last candles.  What a nasty piece of weather out there....LOL
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 06:54
The power was out between Kensington and SFU yesterday, or so I was told.  Luckily there was still powere in my area, which isn't too far from there.  How did you manage for dinner with no power?  I hate when that happens as I worry that I'll be late for work.  Was there a lot of damage to your place?  Downed trees?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 06 06:59
  Good morning Kitten.  We were lucky. Only a few large limbs came down.  But only minutes from my place looks like a war zone.  Trees all over the place.

Still amazing to me how warm it is.....and that wind yesterday was almost tropical.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 07:04
I'm glad you got off easy.  I was worried about you when I saw how badly the Island was hit.  When I didn't see you online before I shut down I was quite sure it was a power outage.  When I was out yesterday afternoon I saw a lot of debris scattered across the roads everywhere.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 16 06 11:21
I've always intended to ask you, Kitten. When worshipping your cat, do you use a regular form of service?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 11:23
No, I just give him regular offerings every day.  Otherwise I'm afraid he would cast me out as a sinner and look for another truer worshipper.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 16 06 11:24
Someone was telling me of a hill in England which was once the centre of cat worshipping there. Do you know of any other sites (apart from your own home)?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 11:27
No, I haven't.  But it sounds like a good idea.  If you can find me a good mountain that we can plant with catnip, I'll have my cat consecrate it on behalf of all cats.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 16 06 11:28
You'll be thes high priestess, I take it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 11:30
Oh, never!!  I'll just be another humble acolyte.  Only a cat would qualify for such an exalted position.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 16 06 11:31
But you'd still wear robes, of course. What colour?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 11:33
Purple, for its regal association.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 11:35
This has been fun, but I must go now.  Work once again rears its ugly head.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 16 06 11:37
It's like the hydra, isn't it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 16 06 02:54
Right.  Finish one shift and nine more appear to take its place.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:26
Started youir Christmas shopping yet?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:29
I don't do that sort of thing.  I send money to my relatives to choose what they want.  It is one of those gifts that seem to please everyone.  No one has tried to return their gifts.  I do shop for really nice cards that reflect their personalities.  Have you started yet?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:30
Yep, written one card and bought five presents - the tip of the iceberg, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:32
The only penalty for having a multitude of friends.  Worth it, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:33
Only four are to friends, the rest are to relatives (children taking the most).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:37
Children usually do.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:38
I did, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:39
I didn't necessarily want what I was given, but it was utilitarian.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:41
I didn't either, but it was always nice to unwrap things - and even better, to spend days beforehand feeling, smelling and shaking the packages in order to guess what was in them (I still do this).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:42
I think the anticipation is the best part of it all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:43
So do I  every time -  one reason why I don't bother so much about winter is that when it comes I start imagining  the coming spring.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 11:45
Rain keeps spring forever in my thoughts.  June may be dryer.  That's what I look forward to.  Off to work now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 18 06 11:46
Look forward to finishing!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 11:46
Bye Kitten.......[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 02:51
I'M BAAACK!     *in case you hadn't noticed*       [img onmouseover="this.style.backgroundColor='#C6D3EF';this.style.border='1px solid #3169C6'; " style="BORDER-RIGHT: #3169c6 1px solid; BORDER-TOP: #3169c6 1px solid; BORDER-LEFT: #3169c6 1px solid; CURSOR: pointer; BORDER-BOTTOM: #3169c6 1px solid; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #c6d3ef" onclick="InsertImage('/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif');" onmouseout="this.style.backgroundColor=''; this.style.border=''" src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif" align=absMiddle]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 02:56
lol....I noticed.  Your day went smoothly I hope? [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a070.gif" border=0]

  Spent the better part of the day cleaning my craft room and the laundry room.  Both seem to be nasty 'catch alls'.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 03:03
Some days I think my entire apartment has becom a "catch-all" area.  Work went as well as could be expected.  I have to do a lot of sterilizing for her, since she is so vulnerable at that age.  A sickness could spell disaster for her.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 03:18
Yipes.  Doesn't sound too good.

You know, it makes me wonder about things like that....alzheimers (sp?) dimentia (?).  I've always told my hubby that if I ever get like that when I get old, ( I mean if I ever got to the point that I didn't even know him) that I don't want him to come and see me......MOVE ON.  He says...."You won't have a big choice in the matter".

  But it kind of gives me the creeps.  I think that if I don't know him any more....that would mean he doesn't know ME any more.  It feel like it would be 2 strangers trying to be polite.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 03:26
You might not know him any more, but the sound of his voice would still comfort and reassure you.  You never know what will trigger a brief moment of recognition, however fleeting it may be.  And of course he will know you.  He will have years of memories of what you liked, how you laughed, the sheer pleasure of being with you.  These things can't be forgotten.  So don't ever think it would be like two strangers in the room, it couldn't happen.  There are too many bonds tying you together.  Remember the vow, "In sickness and in health".  I'm sure he would.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 18 06 03:32
Hmm! I think you might be the person to ask kitten.

  My grandmother being of the young age of 94 is starting to lose her sences, more specifically her sight. Still with it mental wise, she remembers stuff I told her that I dont.

  My biggest thing now is I have to go to her appartment and clean her fridge once a week, please note she lives in assisted living with cleaning and meals included. Things like make sure she has things covered properly so they dont spoil, things left out or questionable are thrown out and spills are scrubbed before the stink.

  Case: I went to her place and as soon as I went in I could tell something was off.. the cleaner had just left. I followed my nose and went to the fridge, and opened it. First thing I saw, was rotten spills down the sides and onto the bottom including into the crispers. There was half covered foods and half drank glasses of liquids that had mold floating on them. My grandmother apparently has been taking what she doesnt drink up to her suite and leaving it in her fridge. I went through and cleaned everything out in the fridge, covering everything worth saving and scrubbed all.

  I then went and complained to the management about it, I mean the smell was STILL obvious in the there and there was no way the cleaner didnt notice. My grandmother can get VERY sick from that. Their answer was that the cleaners union doesnt include cleaning fridges which they forgot to tell families about, so its up the the person in question to do. I still said if its noticable like that, they should mention it or do something about it, not ignore it, I also demanded that the people like my grandmother not be alowed to take leftover milk and juice they didnt drink up to their rooms from their meals, there was about 12 glasses in her fridge, half at least were rotten.

  Is there anything I can do to help her NOT have this in her fridge? Like somehow get her to throw all the stuff out instead of keeping it?

I try to talk to her and she just smiles and pats my cheek then walks away. She likes Red Robbins though, lol.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 03:40
Sounds like she is in a bad place.  Does the management of the building provide the cleaning service or is it an agency that is called in.  I don't know if Fraser Health covers that area (Vancouver?), but you should be calling the health authorities on it.  I'm wondering if you could call the health inspectors in that area and ask them to check on the building if they are the ones providing assisted living.  If it is an outside agency you report it to the head of the agency and tthreaten to change to another agency if care isn't improved immediately.  Do you happen to know when they come into her apartment?  If so, would it be possible to arrange to be there at that time?  It does present a real danger to her since she doesn't have the resistance to germs that she used to.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Nov 18 06 03:45
That's really stupid, Russ. They should be able to go in and clean the fridge for crying out loud. I mean, get rid of the smell and who knows what might lurk in the air afterwards.

  Speaking of old homes. We, certified dental assistants, cannot enter an old folks home to clean and help maintain patient teeth even though we're certified to do so. We have the means to help and aid those in need but because of government red tape are unable to do so. We realized that oral hygiene is one of the many areas that are neglected.

  *sigh*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 03:48
Where I work, the certified care aids aren't allowed to do any housework.  So I have the unlovely job of cleaning up after them as well as doing my regular work.  They won't even wipe up a spill they have made on the counter!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Nov 18 06 03:53
Certified aid workers aren't allowed to do something as simple as moping up spills? That's stupid!! Even if I certified, I would do what I can to help. Every little bit add up in the end.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 04:17
Before they were unionized they were expected to do everything by some clients.  These are strictly personal care aides, which meant looking after the client and making sure the bedroom was tidy.  My best friend was a care aide and she has been asked to wash windows, haul out the trash and even wash a car!  That's why they brought in the union.  Now it has swung the other way, and they won't do anything apart from the personal care of the client.  In a way it makes sense, but it has gone overboard in the opposite direction.  Crazy, eh?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 18 06 05:23
Thats a good idea kitten about writing to the authority. I put a letter of written complaint into the building management. Its an outside cleaning company thats contracted to do the cleaning, another is contracted for the cooking.

  I agree with you kitten about the company being union. It is needed to protect the people working in that job, but has gone too far when nothing is being done or said about something like my grandmothers fridge.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 05:25
Anything that could actively jeopardize her health is a matter for the health authorities.  That to me is elder abuse since she is incapable of doing anything about the situation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 19 06 11:30
In many ways Alzheimers is worse for the live-in carers and family than it is for the sufferer - well, at least from my own experience. One thing which has always worried me about this disease, is how on earth the patient can make us know when they're in pain -  e.g. from severe toothache etc.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 03:26
Often I can tell that something is wrong just by watching her face as she is sleeping.  If her expression indicates pain at some level, I'll look for the cause.  But she hasn't reached the point where she is unable to tell me.  In future, as she deteriorates mentally, those expressions will be valuable communication.  May it be a long time from now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 03:34
There's something I hadn't thought about.  How heart breaking sad that is.

    *hi Kitten......home early today.  Power just came back on a little while ago.  Went out around 8:30 this morn.  The wind today was absolutely frightening.  I was scared to drive home.....drove under trees suspended 10 feet off the highway being held up only by the power lines.  (In TWO spots between work and here, which is less than a 5 minute drive)*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 06:46
What a horrible experience, P.C.!  That would terrify me.  And to top it of, having no power!  I've been worried about you in this awful weather.  I'm SO glad you made it home safely.  

  Since I was able (finally!) to get bottled water today I've been drinking it like crazy.  Best tasting stuff in the world.  I went to work late this morning so I could get it when the store opened, and I picked up some for my lady.

  Hope your evening goes well after that day you had.  Put your feet up and drink a shot of "medicine".
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 06:55
It WAS scary.  I don't remember seeing such a wind.  All reports said that the south Island and the north Island were going to get hit hard, but no mention of us (mid Island) and it  WAS HARD.  Even hubby was a little uneasy working in the shop today.  He said he came back in the house, for a little more protection.  I left work at 12:30.....I didn't really ask if I could leave, I kinda just told them I WAS.

  I'm SO glad you got some water today.  Boy, don't we take 'the simple things' for granted.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 06:56
Oh yea....I AM in fact having a little medicine as we speak.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c007.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 06:59
Hurray for you!  Priming yourself for the Ebony Lounge, no doubt.  It was smart to leave early.  Better than staying there on a slow day.  If you had waited much longer you might not have been able to get home due to falling trees and wires.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 08:02
Off to watch my show.  Back in an hour.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 08:12
Me too.

  Ummm, what show?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:09
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  It's hokey in a way, but it's nice to see people get a new start in life after tragedy has hit them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 09:12
I like that show.  Haven't watched it for a while, but I always enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:14
It was a good one tonight.  Glad I watched it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 19 06 09:14
I just watched the breakup with jennipher aniston and vince von. pretty funny. (disclaimer, wasnt MY choice)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:17
WHO DAT?????
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 19 06 09:19
uh, this is russ.

  if you mean the movie:  [A href="http://www.thebreakupmovie.net/"]http://www.thebreakupmovie.net/[/A]

  has anyone seen click? thats at my place as well
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:21
No, I meant Jennifer and Vince.  I know who you are, Russ.  LOL
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 09:33
Kitten.... WHO DAT?????

  ROFL

   Well, now that I've had a good chuckle, I believe I will retire.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/a011.gif" border=0][/DIV]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:35
Sweet dreams, fair lady.  Be careful going to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 19 06 09:36
nitey nite.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 09:38
I will Kitten.....thanks.

   
[img height=85 src="http://www.funfilesandsmiles.com/smileys2/28_2_6v.gif" width=110 border=0]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:40
Where do you find those cute smileys?  I don't see them on Smiley Central.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 19 06 09:42
http://www.cheesebuerger.de


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 19 06 09:44
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c025.gif" border=0].  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 09:48
Okay, found it.  Thanks!    [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/muede/a020.gif" border=0]   I think it's time for bed.  Goodnight.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 19 06 10:03
nite all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 19 06 10:08
Goodnight, Russ
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 21 06 08:16
Good eve, Kitten (and everyone else too)

  How goes it ?  I had a 2 hour day today.  Glad to get home to do stuff, but it puts a bit of a dent in the ol' paycheque.  It was miserable out there today.  At 9:00 this morning, it looked like it was 5:00.  It was SO dark.

I'm feeling the need for a vacation right about now....lol.

I just found out today, that there is a buzz that where I work, has decided it will be a good idea to be open Christmas Day.

I said "that's nice....I'm sure you'll manage without me".  I already work Christmas Eve and Boxing Day.....and it's just not going to happen.  If this is grounds for dismissal....do it NOW.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 21 06 08:24
Good evening, P.C., and everyone else.

  I did a bit of running around to a couple of labs, but otherwise I just put my feet up and relaxed.  Back to work tomorrow.

  Sounds like a bit of good news/bad news for you today.  Good you only had to work 2 hours, but also bad.  Are they NUTS working Christmas Day??  How many people are they expecting to show up?  Most folks spend the day with their families.  I hope they don't follow through with that stupid plan.

  I'm working Christmas Eve and New Years Eve, but luckily my days off are Christmas and New Year's day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 21 06 08:34
Well, I've made it pretty clear, not to schedule me in.  You'd think that they would have the management cover these days, as they are all salary.  Quadruple time still wouldn't do it for me.

  Lab stuff today ???  Yuck...doesn't sound like the best way to spend a day off.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 21 06 08:40
I don't blame you at all, P.C.!  You should have that day to spend with your family and friends.  I worked last Christmas, but with no family here it was just another day, as far as I was concerned.

  One lab wasn't bad, (the ultrasound) but I hate having my blood drawn by someone inept.  She was new and nervous, and I was her first candidate for destruction.  She made a stab (lol) at it but finally had to call another lab tech over.  I didn't need that first thing in the morning, without coffee!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 21 06 08:49
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/e015.gif" border=0] Sorry, P.C., but I'm half asleep so I should get to bed.  

  Goodnight, and have a restful sleep.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Nov 21 06 08:50
Don't be sorry....sleep well, Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 21 06 10:59
Evening all! I think missed everyone though, so also, uh, goodnight.

  That stroke of genius by management seems to be the way it works with them, you are right to say no right from the get go. When I was a gas jockey when I was fresh outta HS working when I wasnt in college I had to work two xmas eves and days. I refused on new years and new years day tho. Christmas should be for family unless you choose to work. To be honest I kindve like it when Im away for Christmas, when I get home things are cheaper and easier to buy for presents and it means more when we have a "Russ Christmas" as my immediate family calls it.

  As for me, I went shopping with my g/f after eating East Indian food. I ended up buying a bunch of much needed stuff, but also walked out with a box of mango's. Im on my fourth mango now, lol.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 09:18
Cant help it.. Ive wanted to do this for a while.

  Hello Kitten! In the hello kitten thread..
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:20
Hello to you, Russ.  Welcome back to the thread.  It does look redundant, doesn't it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 24 06 03:28
A redundant hello from me too!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 05:29
Hi Kitten

Had to dig down to page 3 for this.  How goes your day.  I actually got out of the driveway today and got to run around and get a few things done.  Hubby got out yesterday, but today was my first out since last Saturday.  Driving felt foreign to me.....lol
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 05:49
I know what you mean.  A couple of days off the road and you start wondering where all your skills went.  lol

  After this morning my day was fine.  Unfortunately when I went out this morning the path was glare ice and I couldn't see it in the dark.  I invented a brand new dance and landed on my right side, which now glows in a rainbow technicolour.  Nothing broken, and noone to see my embarassment..  I WISH winter would just go away!

  Good to see you got out and about.  A person can go stir-crazy indoors after a while.  (not when you are hanging off a slippery roof over a hot tub, but you know what I mean)(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 05:55
Oh NO....not another fall.  Kitten!!!!  Goodness sakes girl, we're going to have to get you some hockey equipment.  You always know when you've done yourself a mischief when the bruises come out right away.

  I was 'decking the halls' the last few days. It usually takes me about a week....apparently I get carried away....lol    I don't normally do it this early, but I figured I might as well use the extra 'snow days off' I've had this week.  Back to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 05:58
I spent the whole day watching the convention then went outside and shoveled about 1,000lbs of very thick ice my heart started to feel weird so I quit.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 06:06
Aww, P.C., The vacation ended too soon, but the paycheque is back, so I guess that's good.

  I'm glad I was wearing a parka.  It protected my upper body, but the groceries went flying as the air became a little bluer and warmer.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 06:11
Hope you're okay there kitten.  Last night I had a scare with my car was going down the street hit some black ice and my car did a complete 360.  Other then that its been okay down here. Shoveling has been a pain though thick thick ice.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 06:15
I'm fine, just bruised.  Black ice can be treacherous.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 06:21
yes it can.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 06:24
Perhaps a pair of golf cleats would be helpful.....seriously.  You're very lucky you didn't break anything.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 06:33
I don't think they would have helped.  It was a very thin layer of ice on a freshly plowed driveway.  Maybe football spikes?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 06:50
Maybe football padding ????????
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 07:01
Just get the Michelin Man's outfit.  That should work!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Dec 02 06 07:04
The sumo outfit would work well too, kitten.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/10.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 07:08
Not enough padding!  I bruise so easily.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 07:17
Lets invent a hover craft for kitten.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 08:12
I think this guy's got the right idea.....Kitten in a bubble

  (http://www.warrenphotographic.co.uk/photography/cats/00713.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 08:18
whats that?
bubble?
Don't want kitten to be a bubble girl lol.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 08:19
Poor wee cat.  He looks very frustrated, as I would be if I were in a bubble.  Living free is worth a few falls here and there.

  Kaycee has discovered the allure of ribbons.  My sister sent me a birthday present  (early), and I teased him with one.  Now he waits anxiously for me to dangle it again.  She also sent two packages of Whiskas.  I opened the chicken flavoured one and he went wild.  He devoured the whole thing in no time and asked for more.  If I give in, it could be a very expensive habit, so I shall stand firm.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 08:21
We used to wrap Ozzies gifts for Christmas, One year he ate through the paper and the box to get to the treats.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 09:54
Arrrrrrgggggghhhhhh.....I just wrote a lengthy PM to you Kitten (about my wonderful ebay experience), and I got that blasted error message, and it didn't send.  JEEEEBUS that's frustrating.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 10:00
I don't get the error message anymore. But with Firefox and can copy the email before I send it so if something goes wrong I just start a new pm and just paste the message on there.  

Like just now. Got timed out copied the message, signed back in and copied the message.

When I had IE I couldn't do that.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 10:03
Well, I'm getting the LOOOONNNNNNGGGG white page.  This is probably my last post tonight.....I know where this is going.  Time to shut 'er down I suppose.  Goodnight all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 10:04
*tear* good night P.C. (looks at time) wow its alright midnight feels like 8ish.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 10:05
Sleep time for me too.  I've had those useless pages before, and they are annoying.   Sleep well, and may work go swiftly tomorrow.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 02 06 10:11
alright you girls take care watch out for that ice.
I'm off to put up christmas decorations.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 02 06 10:22
Good night Kitten....I'll rewrite my lost message tomorrow...lol

Sleep well.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 02 06 10:31
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/a026.gif" border=0] Good night, P.C.  Sleep well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 03 06 11:21
You'll be awake again by now, PC, so good morning!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 03 06 11:28
    Not really awake.....although I've been to work and back 3 hours ago.

 
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 03 06 11:29
Oops, I was just assuming that you'd availed yourself of a Sunday morning lie-in (as I should have done).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 03 06 11:44
We working peons don't get to sleep in on Sundays.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 03 06 11:45
More's the pity, and this one's going back to work again right now.  Cheerio for the moment.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 03 06 11:57
I'm on my way too.  Bye for now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 03 06 12:02
Bye KItten.....BE CAREFUL on that ice today.  I had a little spill myself this morning.  I did the splits walking from work to my car.  I squeezed my keys when I fell, and I activated the panic button on my car.  The vice president lives up stairs, so I'm sure my early Sunday morning wake up wasn't appreciated.  But not half as much as I didn't appreciate even going in there when apparently it wasn't necessary.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 03 06 12:34
everyone be careful on that ice! Don't want anyone getting hurt. Take it easy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:16
Sportsdude wrote:
 everyone be careful on that ice! Don't want anyone getting hurt. Take it easy

  ......and padded.
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:19
Hi, Gopher.  My computer is slower than a slug on a salt pile today.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:20
Slugs on rhubarb leaves are even slower.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:24
Then that's the comparison I should use in future.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:25
Shall I compare thee to a .............?????? Please complete query!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:29
Gopher wrote:
 Shall I compare thee to a .............?????? Please complete query![/DIV]
 faded, wilted rose on a hot summer's day?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:30
Yes, but it's not summer!

  Incidentally, re. Spohia Loren and your query. My reply should, of course, have been "Not since that night in Naples".    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:33
The first or second?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:35
That should have been written in CAPITALS - to imply its memorability and denote that none other could be compared to it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 11:37
I think the slowness is specifically on DS.  I'm having no trouble on any other sites today, but DS requires walking away, vacuuming, doing the dishes, etc, while it's loading.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:38
DS flying along here - no problems at all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:44
Gopher:  I should have known she was a one-night stand!

  P.C.:  I went out to the kitchen and renewed the cat's food supply , as well as pouring another cup of coffee, and the page still hadn't come up until a few seconds after I sat back down.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:45
      Something I meant to ask you earlier. Are you now comfortably seated  again after your accident?.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:55
Seated, yes, but comfortably, no.  There are too many purple places touching the chair.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:56
You really WILL have to get used to wearing your burka.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:57
Was that a "veiled" remark?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 11:57
The first of seven!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:59
Salome, I'm not!  Salami, maybe.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 12:00
That's nice too
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 12:03
Another in a long list of places I've read about, but never managed to get there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 12:04
Oh yes, I know exactly what you mean - if I added up all the hours I've spent daydreaming over the contents of atlases, they'd stretch to about five years.

  Must go now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 12:05
Bye.  Work lightly, and rest often.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 12:05
You've got it. That's my aim.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 12:06
Then may your aim be true.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 04 06 12:07
Yep, Just like William Tell's....or maybe Robin Hood's.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 12:10
Robin Hood would be the best example, I think.  Father's shooting arrows at sons doesn't have the same appeal.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:02
It doesn't seem all that healthy either.  I imagine that it could be classified as some  kind of complex or other.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:07
I wonder if William Tell let his kid eat the apple after it was split by the arrow.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:25
Yes, that's the core of the matter - an unanswered question.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:28
Another of life's burning questions left unanswered.  So frustrating to one who wants to know the end of the story.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:28
Maybe one of the seeds grew.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:29
And became a target for Tell's grandson.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:31
Well, I imagine it would be great-grandson (x at least 80) by now, but yes. Maybe he even lives in your neighbourhood.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:33
Hmmm.  Think I'll try my hand at archery.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:34
You mean you've not tried it before?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:37
No, I've always preferred the Ghurka's method.  Quiet.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:39
Hm. Not heard of that before - is it in the Karma Sutra?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:40
The Ghurkas were a regiment from India During the World Wars.  Their method was strangulation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:42
Are you sure it was the Ghurkas and not the Thugees? I think the Ghurkas were from Nepal.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:48
It has been a long time and I obviously forgot the details.  They used a very sharp knife to kill enemy soldiers, and yes, they were from Nepal.  They served with the British regiments.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:49
I've a feeling that they're still around.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:50
I'm sure you are right, but I think they serve the Indian Government now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:50
I'll have a look on google.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:52
Please inform me so I don't have to look it up as well.  On second thought I will look it up later.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:52
Good, because there was far more about them than I wanted to type out!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:53
Why is nobody else posting?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:55
I thought I should spare your overworked hands  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:56
Surprisingly, I type with my fingers.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:57
Now there's an odd approach!  I've always used my toes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 05 06 11:58
',m going back to work now, and this time I'll sign off immediately so I won't be tempted to  stay longer and keep up with your repartee.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 11:58
Since duty calls, I wish you a quiet afternoon at work.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Goats on Dec 05 06 12:02
Have a good one Gopher, thats cheating completely logging out! Takes away all the fun.

  Hows your afternoon now kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 12:03
Still good, Russ.  Just relaxing and drinking coffee.  Are you finished for the day or do you have more classes?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Goats on Dec 05 06 12:07
Well, considering I didnt set my alarm and slept in, I missed the class. LOL. I came in about half an hour ago, and am getting the days notes and yesterdays cause I missed that on purpose. Nothing this afternoon.

Im going to head home in about 15 minutes and then help my dad with his jeep grand cherokee. It keeps stalling out intermittently, it runs good for a bit, then all of a sudden it starts jerking and the revs go all over the board before stopping right wherever you are on the road.. we suspect the computer but are hoping it isnt, thats 1100 for the computer alone.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 12:09
That's what worried me about the newer cars.  The computer breakdowns can cost an arm and a leg.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Goats on Dec 05 06 12:13
I agree kitten! I always tell all my friends that when you get a newer vehicle, buy the extended warranty that covers ALL electrical, drivetrain, etc. Bumper to Bumper warranty, dont worry about the cost.

  My dads ran out a few months ago (fool!!!), he only got a three year limited warranty. Now its going to cost him an arm and a leg.

  Just to hook up a computer scanner to the onboard computer is going to cost 120 bucks, and thats not guaranteed to be the right problem. Last friend of mine that took his vehicle in took him a week and just under 2k. They had to change a whole bunch of sensors until they found the right one, they rely too much on the scan tool now, and not experience.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 05 06 12:15
That's terribly pricy!  It's too bad your dad's insurance lapsed.  I hope they have someone competent enough to find the problem.  Does he have a good mechanic?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 05 06 03:15
We usually do most of our own work kitten. We have a scan tool as well but not the software for something as new as 2003.

  But because it is still partially under warranty for other things, I think we will be forced to take it in for a scan and to sort out the problems at the dealer. Sigh, 120 an hour.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 11 06 06:55
Good morning Kitten.....Happy rainy Monday !!!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 11 06 07:36
Yes I agree! Happy Rainy Morning kitten.. and to you too PC!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 11 06 11:10
Hope the results of your blood test were o.k., kitten
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 11 06 04:23
My licence to live has been renewed, so everything's good.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 11 06 04:32
This is a very good thing! Im glad to hear that kitten.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 11 06 04:35
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 11 06 04:37
LOL, ok kitten. You got me, I am now including pictures in my posts.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 11 06 04:39
That's cute!  I downloaded some smilies the other day, and I've been having fun with them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 19 06 12:02
Bye kitten, see you tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your birthday!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 19 06 12:03
Bye! Have a good one!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 19 06 12:03
Bye, Gopher.  I will.  I hope your day is pleasant as well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 19 06 12:04
I'll do my best (and if I do, nobody will be any the wiser).    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:31
Have you recovered sufficiently to face the few 'normal' days which lie between now and New Year's Eve?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:32
There's really no choice, is there.  I'm as ready as I ever am.    *sob*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:35
Oh poor Kitten, can I send  you some cyber catnip to help?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:36
Thank you, but I can't have catnip on duty.  

  Are you luxuriating in your life of leisure?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:37
Oh, that's too bad. Do you mean to say they catnipbreathalyse you?

    Am I enjoying my relaxation? You bet - I've done nothing else for the last three days.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:38
That is the best way to enjoy a holiday.  Were you fed royally on Christmas day?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:41
Like the whole court. Best of all was being quiet in the middle of the countryside, in congenial company with no demands made upon me whatsoever. I could live with that sort of life (in the meantime I live with the one I've got).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:44
It would be nice to alternate lifestyles in order to appreciate both the simple life and the lavish.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:46
Oh, I don't know. I've always liked being away from it all- hardly lavish. Then again, I have recollections of being a teenager in similar circumstances where the stimulation for a week could be watching a horse walk past the window; but by and large, yes I like the idea of rural living (as long as it's within fairly easy access of a medium sized town).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:48
I prefer being in a town with conveniences at hand.  Living alone is good, but if there's a health problem it's good to be close to resources when needed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:49
I said nothing about living alone. There will be servants and handmaidens of course.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:51
A housekeeper once a week would be useful, but anything beyond that would feel overcrowded.  Perhaps a chef when I grow old.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:52
Do I understand that you wouldn't have separate servants quarters? How uncouth!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:53
Well, it's a very, very small apartment.  Maybe they could sleep in alternating shifts.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:54
Of course they could - and in their holidays they could build you somewhere larger.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 11:56
To avoid damaging theer sensitive hands, they could save their paycheques and buy me a mansion.  A small one, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 11:58
Things get worse. Do you mean to tell me that you are going to PAY them ? I would have thought that they would pay you for the privilege of serving  to expand the magnificence of your aura.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:00
Being extremely modest, that hadn't occurred to me.  That would be a lovely touch, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 12:01
As always, I find your modesty most becoming.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:03
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 12:04
A  complaint which assails me far too often.  I treally must learn to be kind enough, rather that TOO kind.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:06
Certainly one should curb one's generosity in bestowing lavish compliments.  Others may tend to believe them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 12:07
Others may include onesself.

  In the meantime Weird Al has joined us!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:09
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 12:10
He's gone again, so we'll have to wait before we bring on the dancing girls.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:11
Okay, I won't start break-dancing yet.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 26 06 12:12
Yes, put your feet up for a while. I'm going to do the same in a few minutes, so cheerio for now: as ever, it's been a delight.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 12:14
The entertainment never ceases with you on the board.  Take it easy.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jan 26 07 11:48
Nice to see you prowling the board! We've all missed you.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jan 26 07 03:35
I miss you kitten!! Come and play with us soon! Your presence is sorely missed, my dear.(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/tiere/g030.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 26 07 03:36
We all miss Kitten she is the best  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Jan 26 07 05:24
I thought I saw her logged on earlier?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 26 07 07:47
Yeah she was on earlier, she's resting a lot poor lady, tough as nails though.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jan 26 07 08:54
Sorry I wasn't joining in on the fun for a while, but I couldn't think of anything clever to say.  I have a couple of cracked ribs  (work injury) and I've been quite uncomfortable for about a week now.  Sitting didn't seem to feel so great, so I spent time in bed between work shifts and caught up on some reading.  I missed you all!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jan 26 07 08:57
Kitten, I've missed you too.    (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Other/9.gif)   I wish you a speedy recovery.  :)  
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Jan 26 07 09:00
yeah hope you feel better miss kitten... reading is good.. i want to read fiction again!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jan 26 07 09:04
Thank you!  I had to catch up on some library books that had to go back soon.  All science fiction, and fun reading.  I bought a back brace yesterday that takes some of the strain off when I work, so maybe they will heal faster.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Jan 26 07 09:07
Thats good, hope it works out for you.. broken ribs suck
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jan 26 07 09:08
take it easy, kitten.  which sci-fi books are you or were you reading, kitten?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jan 26 07 09:33
1. Dragon and Herdsman, Book 4 - Timothy Zahn.

  2. Bolo - David Weber

  3. Old Soldiers - David Weber

  I enjoyed them all, and both the authors are favourites of mine.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Feb 10 07 11:23
[FONT size=5][FONT color=#ff0000]Get well soon, Kitten![/FONT][/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 07 02:19
Hang in there kitten we are all rooting for you.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: tenkani on Mar 02 07 02:23
Kitty!! I read both those Weber books and loved them!!!

You have good taste    :)

Much love to you, sister!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 31 07 10:32
A [FONT size=7]BIG [/FONT][FONT size=2]hello,  Kitten. You're back!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Other/2.gif)[/FONT]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 10:44
Flowers!  I love roses.  I'm going to be walking three feet off the ground if this keeps up.  To think I'll have to go to work soon instead of basking in all these wonderful tributes.  It is to weep!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 10:47
tenkani wrote:
 Kitty!! I read both those Weber books and loved them!!!

You have good taste    :)

Much love to you, sister!!![/DIV]
 Tenkani, for some really fun reading see if you can find any books by  British author Terry Pratchett.  I just started reading him a few days ago and he is really hilarious.  I think he has around thirty books out right now.

  Love to you too, tenkani.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 12:37
today feels like a good book day, going to read 1984.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Mar 31 07 01:23
Ms Kitten! It's good to see you. Your presence have been missed greatly! *sending a big box of chocolate your way*
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 01:54
Thank you, Miss Lise.  I love chocolates, especially ginger chocolates.  So who needs a diet, anyway?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 02:04
lol, me.

Tigger's out in the pouring rain, got to go fetch him before the tornadoes come.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 02:09
He's strange.  Most cats hate the rain.  Hope you got him in safely.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 02:10
well that failed miserably. I got soaked.

He's under the house. There's is an opening there.
Yeah he's a different breed, likes the rain. Hides in the bushes.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 02:33
Doesn't the rain run under the house and soak him anyway?  If you have a tornado warning perhaps he's in the safest spot, or is your home tornado-proofed?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 02:36
Got him out had to go under the add on part of the house's crawl space to get him.  The crawl space is completely flooded. If it rains anymore he could have drowned.

The back yard looks like a pond.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 31 07 02:48
Glad you got him out.  A wet cat is not a pretty sight!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 31 07 02:52
OMG......the beach was packed.  What a gorgeous day !!!!!!

  Back from the Depot with some 'to-do projects'.  It's sure nice to log in and see your name kitten.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 02:56
You went to the beach P.C? Awesome!

Yeah thank god the rain stopped. My entire backyard was experiencing a flash flood, water was up to my porch.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 31 07 02:57
No....I didn't 'go to the beach'.  I have to drive along the beach to go to town.....lol
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 07 03:02
 ah, so the highway goes right by the beach? cool.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Apr 26 07 09:54
Belated happy birthday - this thread was one year old two days ago.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/wordarts/3.gif) (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/wordarts/5.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 07 10:39
[DIV align=center]I second that.

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[DIV align=center][FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#ff00ff size=5]One Year Hello Kitten Thread[/FONT]

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[DIV align=center][FONT color=#ff7f00 size=4]WE MISS YOU KITTEN !!!!! [/FONT]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 07 10:44
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: pitbullca.bc on Apr 26 07 10:45
get well soon kitten....come back to us....we are pining away.....  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Apr 29 07 09:28
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 07 10:52
love seeing your around miss kitten!

  How's Kaycee? Enjoying the spring time weather yet?

Tigger is hunting imaginary bugs in his flower bed (he took it over, its the family's flower bed its Tigger's) lol.

  We thought we had moles. Turns out Ozzie follows his own path he made while in the yard.. lol weird.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:34
Yes, how's Kaycee celebrating the spring?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 10:35
In the rain?  Sleeping on my bed, like any sensible cat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:36
And in less inclement weather?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 10:38
Chasing various critters and generally running around exploring the area.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:39
Oh, a cat's life is good. Wish we could do things like this - i.e. devote our time to the pursuit of REAL joys in every kind of weather.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 10:41
Particularly if there is always someone available to fulfill our requirements, such as food and shelter.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:42
Not to mention earning our crust for us.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 10:45
Indeed.  They expect us to be their slaves, and we are happy to obey.  I've been told that Kaycee has trained me well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:49
By himself, or did he inveigle someone else to do the hard work of telling you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 10:51
He's a gentle teacher, and merely guided me in the right direction.  I did have previous training with my former owner, Spooky.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 02 07 10:51
Ah, so you're a graduate in feline servitude.I take it you'll try for your doctorate?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 07:29
I think I've learned all I can about capitulation to the whims of a feline.  I consider myself an expert now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 07:31
Good evening Miss Kitten.....how goes it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 07:36
Going well, but I think I'll be going to bed early tonight to try to catch up on some sleep.  How's everything with you?  I noticed in another thread that things were frantically busy for you....as usual!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 07:40
Sleep catch up is a good thing, Kitten.

  Yup....still muckin about with this garage sale stuff.  All I can say, is I'm glad to not leave this stuff behind me, (should anything happen).  I have found the bright light in all of this, and that's what it is.  I would never wish this job on anyone, even if they'd be cursing me after I'm gone......lol.

  Aside from being amazed at how much stuff I'm getting rid of....I'm more amazed at what's left.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 07:43
I learned a long time ago that whether you live in a shack or a mansion, things will accumulate to fill all available spaces and more.  But since there is so much, perhaps you can take a vacation with the proceeds.  It's a thought, anyway.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 07:50
I'll probably just go shopping.......HAHAHAHAAAA.....just kidding.

  This is my new roof fund.  What a killer......TEN THOUSAND BUCKS for a new roof !!!!!!   I can't stand it.  (It's right up there with the costs of dentistry.)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 07:53
Are you getting someone to install it, or are you doing it yourself?  This sounds like another PROJECT to me.  And I know you love projects.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 07:55
Never heard of someone installing a new roof themselves.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 07:58
If I could, I would.  

I've done a half a dozen roofs before.  It's really easy work, but with the pitch of our roof, this one ain't going to be no picnic.  I went up there once to clean my chimney......NEVER AGAIN.  I was petrified.  I'm not big on the height thing.  Plus, I think we've decided on the 'tin roof'.  It took me a long time to consent to this one, but I think it's the way to go with all the fallout every season in amongst the trees.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 07:59
Tin roof?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:00
Tin does sound like the way to go.  Easier to clean, and I imagine it is long-lasting.  I helped install a roof once, but like you, I find heights really bothersome.  I can go up a ladder, but coming back down terrifies me.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:02
Maybe you don't have them there, SD, but they do exist.  Very practical.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:04
nope no tin roofs here, only places I've seen with tin roofs they're old rusted out homes. And old rusted out barns down on the farm.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:05
what would the roof look like?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 08:07
Something like this SD....but they look better on 'rustic' homes

  [img height=240 alt="Paint a tin roof in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania" src="http://www.roofmenders.com/images/Sites/Evans-Phoenixville/EvansAfterHome.jpg" width=320 border=2]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:08
Like this, maybe.  I don't know what style has been chosen.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:09
Wow!  That's beautiful, P.C.  Much better than the pic I found.
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Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 08:11
Actually, this one is more my vision....and same colour too

  (http://www.thelogconnection.com/images/roof-metal1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:13
ahhhhh okay.

I was thinking old rusty barn.

But isn't it going to be loud with all the rain? My grandma's retirement complex double wide in Florida has a tin roof, its loud.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 08:15
I'm OK with the sound.  I'm in heaven with the sounds of rain on the roof. (I've done some investigation on how this lovely sound is on metal.....lol)  It's wonderful.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:24
but your going to create a sound barrier or something right? So its not 'deafening'.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:30
That's a lovely colour.  It should look amazing.
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Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 09:40
A sound barrier?  No.  It goes over plywood sheeting, plus the interior has insulation.  It won't be deafening.....I'm sure. (I think)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 09:46
oh okay.

Then again farm barns don't have insulation lol.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 04 07 04:19
Good morning Kitten.....I have no idea what I'm doing up.  My clock isn't plugged in, so I thought it was around 6.....so I got up.  I think I probably could have used an extra hour.  Are you working today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 07 12:03
I'm going to check the mail. lol  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 04 07 06:42
Hey Kitten....are you out there?  Been dreadfully quiet in here the last few days.  *cry

  I've been quite busy, but checking in regularly, only to find not a soul about.  I spent the day transporting all the garage sale stuff over to my neighbours house.....only to have the perfectly blue skies cloud over and drop a load.  RATS.  

  Anyways, most of the stuff is over there, and we're set for tomorrow (and Sunday)  

I managed to smash my toe today....not once.....not twice.....but THREE times on the same toe.  It is purple and fat and throbbing.  (yipes)

  What are you up to this fine Friday evening?
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Post by: kitten on May 04 07 06:50
Oh no!!!  Three times!  That's nasty.  I was alone when I came here so I PMed you about my day.  I'm still growling.

  I just noticed Kaycee is carefully checking my duvet for any loose feathers.  Silly beast!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 04 07 07:04
Just PM'd you back Kitten.

  Yes....it's like a morgue in here......I'm going to have to go on a 'blessing drive'....HAHAHHAHAAA  

  I'm sad to see such a lull in spite of the fact that I know the good weather and springtime puts people's focus on different things.  But I miss everybody.....*cry
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 04 07 07:15
I've been here a couple of times, and noticed empty space where people used to be.  I guess there's a lot of things to do and places to go.  I know I haven't had much time this last couple of days.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 07 11:13
I lurk perodically and if nobody's on I won't sign in, but if somebody is I'll sign in.

I'm mail watching mostly through the day. Its my new past time.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 05 07 10:33
Greetings, Gopher.  I just stopped home for a quick sandwich and it's back to work.  The birthday my lady's friends gave her has left her sick and confused, and I just spent nearly 4 hours trying to settle her down, as well as clean up the mess they left.  NO MORE PARTIES!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 05 07 10:35
Oh, poor both of you. And may I say how nice it is to see someone else on the board?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 05 07 10:36
Sorry, but it's "now you see me, now you don't".  I hope your day is going well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 05 07 10:37
So far so good, not spectacular by any means, however about ten minutes ago the sun has at last decided to shine
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:13
This thread is available for the posting of Victoria Day greetings.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:17
In that case I am sending Victoria Day greetings to all the folks on DS.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:20
May I be the first to thank you,. Kitten?
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Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:21
You are most welcome, Gopher.  Celebrate the day royally, as befits the occasion.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:23
You have an orb and  sceptre for the occasion?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:24
I just drag an ermine (live) across the floor until it escapes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:26
[FONT size=7]LOL[/FONT]
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Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:29
Hello PC!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:32
Good morning, P.C..
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:32
She's not reached us yet. Last I saw she was looking at  the Impossible Questions. thread
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 10:53
Hello.....and happy greetings !!!!!  ....and thanking you for yours.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a170.gif" border=0]

  (I wasn't really in the Impossible Questions thread.  Hubby may have been having a read......I've been out filling up my new planter that Mr. Sawdust made for me).

  What an absolutely beautiful day !!!!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:55
Glad to see you are enjoying the day.  Can you spare a little sunshine for my patio?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 10:56
She wants to get out on it so she can finish killing her pig.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:57
Not really.  I just want Kaycee to see what he's doing as he dismembers it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:00
I've got a Victoria's Day question.
Next week for us its Memorial Day, its basically the official start of summer, the outdoor public pools open etc, people go to the lakes and stuff.

Is that what's Victoria day in Canada too?
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:02
Victoria Day is the official celebration of the Queen's birthday.  But it does fall on a Monday and people do take trips or camp or just generally enjoy the long weekend.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 21 07 11:03
They also do their planting out.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:04
 ah, but what if the King's in charge? For example in the next few years are we going to be celebrating Camilla? oh dear.

So when is the official start of summer?
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:05
I am sure we will then be celebrating the King's birthday.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 11:09
OK.... hubby wasn't having a read in the Impossible question thread......apparently that's where I left things when I waltzed out into the garden 'for a moment', and then got carried away (as is always the case....lol)

  Any exciting plans for the day Miss Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:11
oh what are you growing in the garden P.C.?
We're planting a lot of flowers in Tigger's playground, aka the garden.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:13
Nothing exciting for me today.  If it clears off I'll have a bbq, otherwise I'll stay in and do some ironing and dusting.  How about you, P.C.?  Anything special planned for the evening?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 11:22
No plans for us.  We'll probably have our neighbour over for dinner.  Her hubby is away, so she's all by herself.

  I'm sending some sunshine your way Kitten.  It's beautiful....sunny and blue cloudless sky.  Are ya ready ?

  Well, I'm back to the garden......see you all on my next break.  

  *now I remember why I waltzed out of here in mid post.  DS is running like a slug for me today.  I haven't had this problem for a long while.  I used to have it regularly, but it's been a while.  Minutes to post instead of seconds.  Always frustrating.

  Enjoy the day.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:25
Thank you for the sunshine, P.C.  I hope you haven't sent it by Canada Post or Greyhound though.  It will never get here!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:32
lol greyhound and the strike.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:34
Funny thing with the strike.  They all say how sorry they are to cause such disruption to their passengers, but apparently not sorry enough to stop the strike.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:38
that's usually the case.
My mom's a teacher and I think its unfair that its illegal for them to strike but other people can strike at will, it seems.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 11:40
Your teachers aren't allowed to strike?  Essential services, I suppose.  Ours went on a two week strike a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 11:47
nope its illegal.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 05:44
I think strikes accomplish very little.......except for ticking people off.  

  And I agree......I'm not big on the concept of teachers striking.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: 49er on May 21 07 06:02
FYI

Here in California, teachers have the right to go on strike
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 06:05
I just never understood why teachers can't when everyone else can.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 06:34
Just out of curiostiy SD.....do you think doctors and/or hospitals should have the right to go on strike?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 07:21
I know I don't agree with it, but there should be some sort of pay increase every two to three years that comes automatically.  Medical matters are really essential services.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: 49er on May 21 07 07:40
for people working  in essential services or for first responders, and strike is not an option, the final step in negotiations is to settle by arbitration
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 07:41
  P.C. wrote:
Just out of curiostiy SD.....do you think doctors and/or hospitals should have the right to go on strike?

Well if you don't want certain folks to go on strike you've got to understand what they deal with and that when they ask for something and don't get it, more people suffer as a result.

Teachers are treated too much like the enemy, especially around here. Some people just don't understand the crap teachers go through.  Then the only time teachers can get progress going is through ballot initives and hoards of people end up giving them the finger.

If you don't want to see people go on strike you need to see their needs met. But when you continually ignore and ingnore the problems of the system, teachers have no choice.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 07:56
Well if you don't want certain folks to go on strike you've got to understand what they deal with and that when they ask for something and don't get it, more people suffer as a result.

Teachers are treated too much like the enemy, especially around here. Some people just don't understand the crap teachers go through.  Then the only time teachers can get progress going is through ballot initives and hoards of people end up giving them the finger.

If you don't want to see people go on strike you need to see their needs met. But when you continually ignore and ingnore the problems of the system, teachers have no choice.

 

Well, I suppose I'm a little hard nosed in this area.  I think that if there is a person in the teaching profession that isn't aware of what they're getting into, they don't belong there.  I DO understand 'the crap teachers go through'.  I would imagine, being a former 15 year old, that things can get tough.  Are these people not aware of that BEFORE they chose to be a teacher?

  It's a bit of a stretch to call teaching an essential service.....until you realize, that students.....especially young students are greatly affected by the interruption in their lessons when their teachers decide their wages are more important that the students' continuity in education.

  Don't misinterpret this for a lack of appreciation for what teachers do.  They are extremely important in our children's lives......but it's that very importance that makes it unacceptable for them to negotiate their terms of employment on the student's time.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 08:04

Its not about teaching salaries here its about no child left behind act where the teachers spend half the year NOT TEACHING but telling students how to pass this test so the school doesn't lose  accrediation. (if your school is not accredited,  the  kids will never get into university because universities on accept people from accredited schools)
My mom has 5 autistic kids in her class, a kid that wets himself, a girl who tried to drown her sister, and parents who think their kid should be taught algebra.... in first grade.
Then during teacher conferences she's told she's a f*cking idiot by parents and had to have the cops called in on a parent vs. parent fight. And this is a suburb school not a city school.

Its stuff like this that pisses me off and then the parents have the nerve to say that they will never vote for a tax increase because teacher unions are evil is insane.

There's someone more hated then politicians in the world and its teachers. Shame.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 08:26
Please don't think I'm minimizing the trials and tribulations that teachers undergo SD.  I know that their job is a tough one.  I just don't believe striking is the answer.  Of course I don't have the answer to HOW they should go about having their needs met......but punishing the students just doesn't seem productive to me and puts students in a position that they are helpless and powerless to change.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 08:29
I don't believe in it either and neither does my mom but something has to give here. Politicians favourite whipping boy is the teachers and they blame them for everything when the teachers have no power.

Its like biting the hand that feeds.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 08:33
I can see your point, SD.  When there is no incentive to teach, the teaching will suffer.  If the politicians made teacher's wages and vice versa, the quality might drastically improve.  I personally think that teachers contribute more to a child's future than politicians do.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 08:36
Wish I had a good answer SD.....but I don't.  I will always believe that it's a form of blackmail when teachers strike.  I know they feel they need to do it this way to demand our attention and hold parents captive, but I think of all the people in the world to resort to this tactic, it shouldn't be the people that are molding our children's minds.  They're targeting the wrong people.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 08:41
but how else are they going to get the public's attention to issues when the voters themselves continue to ignore?
And its worse in the country. My cousins high school has books from the 80's.
Districts are cutting music, shop, sports because they aren't getting the funding they need.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 08:48
Those are all hugely important issues SD.   And I would never claim that my viewpoint on this, is correct.  I guess I would just like to see people who teach......be capable of coming up with a course of action that doesn't make the children the ones who suffer from their actions.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 08:58
teachers have never had that power.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 09:04
I understand that.  What I'm saying is, that they should be thinkers....problem solvers.....negotiators, etc

Can someone not come up with a constructive way to GET some power without using the kids as pawns?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 09:06
The trouble is that it takes two to negotiate.  If the politicians are making points with the voters about saving money there isn't room to negotiate.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 09:07
 as long as real education isn't a priority to the public and the suits in capital buildings nothing is going to change much.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 09:22
Well it just goes to show you.....when we put our heads together.....we really haven't gotten anywhere, have we.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 09:24
LOL!!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 09:26
what?
I'm confused. ;)
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on May 21 07 10:01
I think I'll head off to bed now.  I have some furniture to assemble tomorrow for my friend.  She has no head for assembly diagrams.  Good night, P.C. and SD.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on May 21 07 10:02
night kitten. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/12.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on May 21 07 10:03
Good night Kitten.  Hugzzzzz

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/n020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 01 07 01:08
Hello Kitten, I just had to tell you that a couple of days ago I came across a cat named Ben Purr.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 07 03:29
Ben Purr ROTFL!!!!!

Say you back from the UK Gophie or you still going around the country side?
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 01 07 05:12
I'm not so much going round the whole country as exploring Yorkshire, it's a big county and full of interesting (historical) places such as Stamford Bridge (where I went two days ago) where Harold II beat the Norwegian King Harald Hardraada a few days before he lost to William the Conqueror at Hastings.

  This is a day of good weather!!!! Not that it's been terrible,  just cloudy with lots of showers.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 01 07 05:52
Hi Gophie.....your exploring sounds wonderful.  It's going to be another beauty day here too.

  How long is your tour?  Did you, or will you go anywhere near Nottingham? It's been nice hearing about your experiences there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 01 07 07:03
What an inspired name for a cat!  Love it!  It seems you are having a wonderful time on your travels, Gopher.  I expect details when you return.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 07 07:06
Ben Purr is an all time classic.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 07 07:34
well I'm taking a nap, good night kitten.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 10:46
Ben Purr and Ben Furr thanks for the cat names Gopher. brilliant
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 10:48
We should have a thread devoted to cat humour
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 10:50
we should, since most of us are cat people. Although I like dogs too, cats are more interesting.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 10:50
Sounds like an interesting idea.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 10:51
I've just initiated it.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 10:52
Sweet! Now I've got to think up cat jokes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 11:26
Suddenly my inspiration has come to an end.
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Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 11:29
I submitted a feeble one, but I will have to search for some more.  Cartoons would be a nice inclusion too, don't you think?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 11:31
Yes. Are you artistically inclined, ma'am?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 11:33
Heavens, no!!!  I admire creations of others, but I'm not creative
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 11:34
As the gardener said to the art mistress.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 11:41
I am in awe of anyone who can create something inspiring with just some paint and a brush, or create something of beauty with a few balls of wool.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 07 11:42
The fathers of the lambs?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 11:45
No, just the wool!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 07 10:30
What else?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 10:38
Any craft that depends on intuition and inspiration is a wonderful talent to have.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 08 07 10:38
Your's is...................?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 12:44
The talent to appreciate the creativity of others.
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Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 12:51
Hello Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 12:53
Hello, charming monkee!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 01:26
I feel like I should read the last 100 and X pages to get up to speed.

But it would be easier if you just told me what I missed.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 01:40
Okay, here's what you missed...........absolutely everything, but nothing important.  Does that help?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 01:54
Yes and no.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 01:55
Whew!  I'm glad that's cleared up.
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Post by: Lise on Jun 08 07 02:06
I just noticed! kitten!!! You've been promoted! Excellent. Congrats, my dear. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:09
0_0    OMG

(+1)
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Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:11
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:17
Wow...you look so sexay in that uniform kitten...

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:18
What steenkin' uniform?  I'm home.  This is a clothing optional apartment.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:27
Mmmmmm, so I see!

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:31
You approve?  By the way, everyone is blindfolded before they can enter.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:38
No need.

So when's the party??

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:40
Tonight. In honour of the occasion, I will be wearing a burnoose.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:47
Ah! I didn't know it would be fancy dress!

In that case I'll wear my tights, silk blouse and formal ruff!

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  Ladies please, don't push.

Form an orderly line and show a little dignity.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:49
A lovely ensemble.  And don't forget the codpiece.  Extra large.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 02:53
Of course...

But which cod piece...

Let's go for the Black Russian, shall we? It always terrifies the clergy!

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 02:54
That's one handsome monkee.

  Soooo.....a bash in the buff at Miss Kittens tonight???  Turn your back for 5 minutes and I miss all the good invites.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:55
So you knew the clergy was invited?  Wear it by all means.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 02:57
Of course you're invited, P.C.  You are supplying the entertainment, after all.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 02:59
Oh Laawd....where did I put my castanets.

        ......and my tassels.  For the castanets of course.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 03:00
O RLY???

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 03:01
Ohhh....THOSE tassels!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 03:02
Partay Partay!!!!

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 03:03
Who will supply the refreshments?  I spent all my money on the burnoose.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 03:30
I'll bring the BAR !  It will cover all....even those with the most discriminating taste.

  [H1]Banana Ivanov[/H1] [img alt="Banana Ivanov" src="http://www.mixanddrink.com/img/drinks/banana_ivanov.jpg"]  Glass: Huricane

 Garnish: Banana

 [UL] [LI]4 cl Finlandia Vodka  [LI]1/2 Banana  [LI]2 cl Lemon juice  [LI]2 cl Lime cordial juice  [LI]1 cl Banana syrup  [LI]Crushed ice[/LI][/UL] Kitten ?  And your refreshment of choice ?

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 03:34
[SPAN class=important2gras]Use a "Blender" for Miss Zoe's Hello Kitty drink recipe[/SPAN]

[SPAN class=important2gras][/SPAN]

[SPAN class=important2gras] Ingredients :[/SPAN]

 [TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 border=0] [TBODY] [TR] [TD class=vingras]- 6 oz vodka (strawberry)  [/TD][/TR] [TR] [TD class=vingras]- 6 oz peach schnapps  [/TD][/TR] [TR] [TD class=vingras]- 1 crushed, strawberry popsicle [/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE]

 [HR color=#ff9900 SIZE=1]

 [TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0] [TBODY] [TR] [TD width=0][/TD] [TD class=important2gras vAlign=center align=left] Use a "Blender" for Miss Zoe's Hello Kitty drink recipe [/TD][/TR][/TBODY][/TABLE] blend strawberry vodka and peach schnapps with crushed ice in a pina-colada glass. Add a crushed strawberry popsicle, which should settle at the bottom of the glass. Top with whipped cream and a strawberry, and serve.
Serve in "Pina Colada Glass " Garnish: No
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 03:48
Yummmm!!!!

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 07 03:51
Diet Pepsi.
I'm still in the prohibition age.
Although I've got corona down in beer fridge in the basement

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 03:53
That "Hello Kitty" drink sounds scrumptious!  I'm not too fond of bananas, but strawberries.........Yummm!

  We loves you too, dear monkee.  And my cat loves your kitty in the picture.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 03:57
We can make you a Roy Rogers, SD.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 03:58
I think you should give him a screaming orgasm.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 03:59
That's not in my job description.  I checked the rules before I answered and it's just not in there.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 04:00
Hugs to the Monkee.....have a lovely weekend.  (I'm assuming the clock has finally put it's hands where they're supposed to be)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:01
Heading home to your weekend of debauchery, monkee?  Have loads of fun.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 04:02
Oops.  I was having a gamble with myself that the Monkee was going to leave tracks at 5:00......now I feel shame for jumping the gun.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:04
You mean he's still in slavery?  His paws will be so tired.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 04:04
The best cure for shame is...

KITTENZ

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 04:07
OMG....looky that lil guys face.

  Are ya stuck there Monkee?  Tell me you don't have to work late ???  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:09
 [A href="http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/index.html?view=1174330218-1174130085148.jpg"][img title=1174330218-1174130085148 alt=1174330218-1174130085148 src="http://www.acc.umu.se/~zqad/cats/1174330218-1174130085148.t.jpg" border=1][/A].
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 04:11
I am about to head out.

If I can just survive another 10 minutes  *pant pant*

There's still time for some cyber if anyone's interested.

I promise I won't try to take your underpants off much.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:12
There goes another idea for a party.  Ten minutes....you can do it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 07 04:13
Well I'm off to the farm see everybody tuesday! *waves*  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:14
Bye, SD.  Have fun.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: PostMonkee @(^_^)@ on Jun 08 07 04:15
Later sweet cheeks.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 07 04:16
thanks!
sure will
VACATION!
sweet!
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 04:16
Bye, monkee.  Don't forget to misbehave.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 04:17
Bye Monkee.....bye SD.   Y'alls have a lovely weekend.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:21
Why does DS exchange gold stars for copper when promoting? Has the price of copper gone up?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:23
Copper?  I thought it was bronze.  But I think it looks even prettier than gold, when you are the recipient.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:24
Value, like beauty, is obviously in the eye of the beholder.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:25
True.  A photo of a family member would be precious to me, but of no value to a stranger.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:27
Oh yes, I've got tons of items which fall into that category. Problem is to think of who to leave them to in my will.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:28
Have them interred with your remains.  Who says you can't take it with you?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:32
I don't know, who DID say it? I've just had the brilliant idea that I could leave them to a museum.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:35
With complete provenance attached?

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:38
No, but that's an idea worthy of following up.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:40
Otherwise they might refuse to accept your kind donation.  From watching antique shows, I understand that complete provenance is essential to prove the worth of an object.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:41
When I'm dead I won't care, BUT if my priceless treaures are disdained....there will be thunder in the firmament.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:44
Just reach down from the heavens and take them back, with appropriate thunder and lightning flashes to indicate your displeasure.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:45
That was exactly what I intend to do.....not to mention the part with fire and brimstone.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:49
Useful tools!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:51
It sure is quiet here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:52
Aren't we making enough noise?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:54
Maybe that's the reason nobody else is here (apart from PC who is discreetly lurking in the background).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 06:40
She does such a lovely lurk, don't you think?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 10 07 09:20
It wasn't me.......I swear.

    I think I'm off to the land of mattress.  My pillow awaits.

Goodnight........zzzz zz z z zz zzz zz z z z  z   z      z         z            z
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 09:22
Have yourself a good rest, P.C.  Have beautiful dreams and a lot of sleep.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 10 07 09:27
Thanks Kitten......you too. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 09:31
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: stretchedout on Jun 10 07 10:00
I don't get it... this site is so dead you've got mods talking to each other here?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 06:26
We talked to each other long before either of us were mods.  Is that wrong? I never considered that I should stop talking to Kitten when she became a mod.

  Why are you so concerned about the way things are here.  Either you like it or you don't like it.

Criticising it on each thread surely won't change a thing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 04:19
Glad all went well Kitten.

  I have a wireless mouse and keyboard, and I have had to type like I'm in grade one.  A window pops up every 3 or 4 letters (that I have to strike 5 or 6 times each) telling me to replace my batteries.....which I did, but it's still doing the same thing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 11 07 07:25
Thanks, P.C.   I tried the wireless  mouse and had so much trouble with it I went back to the other kind.  The batteries kept going dead all the time, so it wasn't worth the convenience of wireless.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 07:59
Well this is the first time I've had a problem.  And um.....well actually there was no problem.  I paid no attention to what the little window said, and replaced the batteries in the mouse.  It was the keyboard that was screaming for batteries.

  All is well now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 08:00
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/e058.gif" border=0].
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 11 07 08:04
I figured that I would just tie the wires together at the side of the desk so that they were out of my way.  I'm glad you got the problem solved,  P.C.  Do the mouse and the keyboard take the same batteries?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 08:10
They each take 2 double A's.

  Wires are the bain of my existance.  I cover wrapping paper tubes with fabric and run wires through those so it doesn't look so dreadful.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 11 07 08:15
Good idea!  I was taught to take empty toilet paper rolls and fold the wires of appliances in them before putting them away.  Makes it much neater for storing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 11 07 08:34
OMG, that's what I do too.  Speaking of extention cords....lol....well we are now.....We switched ours all out for those ones with the foot button.  Hubby likes this, because I always tuck or hide any and all cords to the lamps, so it's a pain shutting down at night.  Hahahaa.  Pathetic.  Now there's no carefully reaching behind a vase that is strategically placed in front of the switch.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 11 07 08:37
Floor buttons sound like a good idea.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a central panel to switch things off from one location?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 11 07 08:53
I am getting very sleepy.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g030.gif" border=0]  So I'm off to bed now.  Have a great evening with a good sleep to follow.  See you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 07 10:19
Still in bed, Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 07 10:31
No, I was just finishing pureeing some veggie soup for my lady.  I need it for work tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 07 10:32
Ah good, I trust that you had an uniterrupted night's sleep.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 07 10:36
It was interrupted by some clown on a motorbike racing up and down the street, which is why I slept later than usual.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 07 10:46
OIC, you got out of bed and rode pillion,
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 07 10:50
No, I went out and set up a trip-wire for the idiot.  Suddenly the noise stopped, except for the screaming.  I slept well after that.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 07 10:51
When's the next new moon - you've not alluded to your nocturnal metamorphoses recently.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 07 10:57
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 07 10:58
No doubt your inventive mind will soon think of something a little less tiring
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 13 07 06:34
Good evening Miss Kitten......hope you slept better last night.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 06:39
Hi, P.C.  Sure did, in an off and on sort of way.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 06:48
I found this in my mail and decided to pass it on.

   How To Identify Where Drivers Are From Generally.

    One hand on wheel, one hand on horn: New York

  One hand on wheel, one finger out window: Chicago

  One hand on wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator:

Boston

  One hand on wheel, cradling cell phone, brick on accelerator:

California *with gun in lap: L.A.

  Both hands on wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror: Ohio, but driving in California.

  Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat: Italy

  One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game: Seattle

  One hand on wheel, one hand on hunting rifle, alternating between both feet being on the accelerator and both on the brake, throwing a McDonalds bag out the window: Texas city male

  One hand on wheel, one hand hanging out the window, keeping speed steadily at 70mph, driving down the center of the road unless coming around a blind curve, in which case they are on the left side of the road: Texas country male

  One hand constantly refocusing the rear-view mirror to show different angles of the BIG hair, one hand going between mousse, brush, and rat-tail to keep the helmet hair going, both feet on the accelerator, poodle steering the car, chrome .38 revolver with mother of pearl inlaid handle in the glove compartment: Texas female

  Both hands on steering wheel in a relaxed posture, eyes constantly checking the rear-view mirror to watch for visible emissions from their own or another's car: Colorado

  One hand on steering wheel, yelling obscenities, the other hand waving gun out the window and firing repeatedly, keeping a careful eye out for landmarks along the way so as to be able to come back and pick up any bullets that didn't hit other motorists so as not to litter: Colorado resident on spotting a car with Texas plate.

  Four wheel drive pickup truck, shotgun mounted in rear window, beer cans on floor, squirrel tails attached to antenna: West Virginia male.

  Junker, driven by someone who previously had a nice car and who is now wearing a barrel: Las Vegas.

   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 07:12
hmm I'm not any of those but I do constantly check my mirrors.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 13 07 07:15
lol kitten.  Those were cute.  This one is neat.  Could be downtown Vancouver too. :)

One hand on latte, one knee on wheel, cradling cell phone, foot on brake, mind on game: Seattle

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 07:21
Oh, yeah!  Definitely!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 13 07 07:27
We could also add "doing her makeup" too. :)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 07:36
I used toknow a woman who drove downtown from Surrey every day.  She said it was the only time she had to apply makeup.  I wonder how many accidents she must have caused.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 13 07 07:39
It's terrible to think about it, about how women put makeup as a priority over their own life and other people's lives when driving.  She could've always stepped into the bathroom in the morning to put it on.      
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 07:40
I think its called not thinking things through I guess.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 07:43
I think it is inconsiderate and self-centred.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 07:44
that too. Then again how much make up do you need to wear?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 07:50
I have no idea how much she wore, but there was enough to distract her when she should have been watching the road.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 08:00
hmm
my cousins crashed their mustangs when they were 14 putting on make up. (you can drive at 14 in Kansas)
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 13 07 08:02
I like to put my make-up on while driving......the lighting is better. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif[/img]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 08:03
You're lookin' gorgeous, in an odd sort of way!  LOL
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 08:04
yeah I've never understood that too P.C. the car is moving. one speed bump and you look like krusty the clown.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 08:09
Try hitting the brakes suddenly.  You'll wind up with lipstick up your nostril, and  the tube as well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 08:12
Or Lipstick to the eye.
I bet local ER's have seen that injury before.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 13 07 08:12
 OMG, what if her cell phone rings?  

OMG What to do?  What to do?  It's gonna be a dilemma!
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: 49er on Jun 13 07 08:15
I've seen female drivers applying eyeliner in stop and go traffic on the freeway  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 08:15
Easy.  You hold the lipstick with one hand and the cellphone with the other.  Then you steer with your knees.  (and attempt to answer the lipstick!)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 08:21
I think a woman invented blue tooth. Therefore she could still put on make up while talking on the phone. ;)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 13 07 08:27
  As usual, I stayed up later than I planned.  So I'm off to bed, and hope to see all of you tomorrow.

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 07 08:29
but its still light outside? I hate going to bed when there's still light outside.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 07 03:24
Hey Kitten....just went outside to do some watering, and his highness was in his glory.  He was sleeping on the hot tub and as soon as I got the hose, he was all over it.  (he loves to play in the spray of the water)  I think maybe I just haven't been paying him enough attention.  I have to lock him out of the room when I sew, as he tries to play with the needle when it's going up and down.....not good.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 03:38
I'm delighted that he is a lot perkier today.  He is eating well?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 07 03:44
He's eating ok.  He just finished off a bag of food that was different than his usual.  It was the same brand (same bag same everything else) except it had a different shape.  lol....apparently this wasn't acceptable.  He's just been mopey....nothing I can put my finger on.....just a wee bit offish.  

  There are new offerings on the front mat daily, so he's doing ok with that.  I think he is just happier when I'm outside with him.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 03:47
Cats do expect a lot of attention, but only when they feel like it.  As his servant, you are required to anticipate just when that might be.  Wonderful creatures!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 07 03:55
Ain't that the truth.  

  Well, gotta head over to my friends house to water, as she is away for a couple weeks.

Chat later Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 03:57
See  you later, P.C.  Take Cashmere with you!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 07 04:00
Actually, he has on occasion followed us over there.....which is bizarre, because he doesn't leave the property.  He's very nervous when he gets to the road, but if both hubby and I are walking over there, he walks like he is our guard.  But to pick him up and take him with me? ....... I don't have that many bandaids.

  Anyways....gotta run.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 04:01
Hey ladies
I dove into my book lol
read the 30 page introduction
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 05:20
Glad you're enjoying it, SD.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 05:28
oh its the holy grail of Vancouver urbanism. Its got charts, diagrams, how to, EVERYTHING.
Plus its a history lesson to I'm in the 60's right now.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 05:29
Sounds perfect for you!  Have fun reading.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 05:34
yup! I've got to get my history of the place up to date. Any good history books on BC and Vancouver you know of? Got to impress my prof in Canadian history 101. hehe  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 06:27
No, I can't think of any.  Your best bet would be to Google for the latest books on B.C. and Canadian history, but you will probably have better luck finding them when you come to Canada.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 06:34
true  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 07:07
hey kit.
Well I'm finished reading for the night. I've read 50 pages. lol
now its on to back story stuff, looking up things mentioned in the book so far.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 07:34
When I pick up a book, I don't put it down before it's finished unless I absolutely have to.  It drives me crazy to leave in the middle of what I'm reading.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 07:42
I know same here. I get really crazy when the new harry potter books come out. (last one is this summer means the end of my childhood (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/2.gif) )

I'd get the books on the first day they'd come out at this books a million in Sarasota (I'd always be down at grandma's) and I'd sit down and read for 24 to 48hrs at a time. Grandma thinks working is better then reading she'd always shake her head and laugh. (she never was a reader she's a worker).

Right now I'm reading this BC history site P.C. gave me a link too. I'm already up to BC joining the Dominion.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 07:42
It occurs to me that I said somewhere that I downloaded a lot of screensavers.  I have just one screensaver that is an animated picture of an ocean, with seagulls calling in the distance.  What I meant was a parade of wallpapers that changes every 15 minutes.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 07:46
I'm glad you got a link to the B.C. history.  It can be very interesting reading.  For a full picture of Canadian history you should read about one province at a time, going west to east or vice versa.  I read east to west, because it parallels the development of the nation, heading back to Nfld. for the last province.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 07:53
The only real province I know anything about is Quebec and bits and pieces of Ontario. Basically because of American History with the French and Indian War and the War of 1812. Then there was a paragraph about slaves taking the underground railroad into Canada then the history stops. lol
I'm pretty good from the dawn of the CBC ownward thanks to CBC.ca archives. :)
before the first world war it gets a bit sketchy for me.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 08:05
The earliest settlers arrived in the Maritime provinces.  That is why it's a good place to start.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 07 08:07
Sorry, SD, but I'm calling it quits for tonight.  See you on board tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 07 08:13
okay have a good night. I'll continue reading and gaining knowledge.
yup Canada was drawn up in Charolettetown PEI birth place of the Confederation all because of the war of 1812 more or less. Upper and Lower Canada fought over where to put the capital. So they decided on putting it somewhere in the middle of York (Toronto) and Montreal. I think I read somewhere that Kingston was orginially going to be the capital but the founders were worried of another invasion by the yanks since it was a border town. So they decided on Ottawa.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 07 08:17
Good night Miss Kitten (I just sent you an email)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 03:26
Woot took Ozzie for a walk. lol he was so tired he couldn't jump in my hatch back. Oh he's a big baby and he knows it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 07 03:28
That's good.  He needs the exercise to stay healthy.  Actually he needs to be with someone or he will get bored and sleep most of the time.  Dogs DO get bored, you know, just like people.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 03:32
Yup. I'm determined to take him to the park every other day now. There's a little tiny park down the street. Then there's this huge nature reserve/county park a mile away (he likes Queeny Park, that's what its called). But those park trails go for miles and Ozzie gets too tired half way through those in the hilly parts (especially with this weather).
Anyway it looks like he had a blast.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 07 07:23
Here's a few strange laws for your entertainment.

 An ordinance in Belvedere, California, states "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash."

 Another misworded ordinance is this one from Arvada, Colorado: "If a stray pet is not claimed within 24 hours, the owner will be destroyed."

 Fights between cats and dogs are prohibited by statute in Barber, North Carolina.

 In Sterling, Colorado, it is unlawful to allow a pet cat to run loose without a taillight.

 In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 08:00
lol.

Well I just finished watching The Queen and I'm convinced that the British Monarchy will not survive my lifetime.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 07 08:04
Maybe yes, maybe no.  The monarchy has lasted for hundreds of years, so it's quite possible it will last longer than you think.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 08:06
Well the lesson of the movie is that
A) Philip is an idiot
B) Charles is paranoid
C) Elizabeth had to modernize

Its not Elizabeth that's the problem its the folks down the line so to speak.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 07 08:23
The monarchy may descend directly to Prince William, who has been well trained to take up the task.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 08:26
yeah minus a few press hick ups. Really its up to the press, mostly tabloids. If they decide to smear the public will follow.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 16 07 08:29
Sorry, but I'm very tired so I'm closing down for tonight.  Good night.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 16 07 08:30
g'night kitten take care  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 16 07 08:40
Goodnight Kitten....sweet dreams.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 07 07:24
So what did everyone do for Father's day. I worked so my dad didn't have to work on his night job then helped on the dinner.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 17 07 07:47
I worked my two shifts.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 07 08:21
sounds like a blast.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 17 07 08:23
Oh, yeah, nothing but fun!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 07 08:27
totally! *valley girl voice*

Today kept on swimming laps out of determination to get in shape. Felt like I was Rocky in a rocky movie doing his jog. Until my tendon in my knee started to pull on me then I had to stop lol.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 17 07 08:29
I gots no daddy.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c020.gif" border=0]

  But Happy Father's Day to all the deserving DADS out there.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 07 08:33
yup.
Father's day aren't really happy around here though, my grandpa died on fathers day. So its more of a somber day.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 07 09:32
lol!
I was searching lutheran churches in the nanaimo area (just for the heck of it) turns out I can never escape the missouri synod and its goofy view of the world. The closest lutheran church near mala is a lutheran-canada church which is a sister church of the missouri synod. bwhaha
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 19 07 08:59
I'm really sleepy so it's time to go.  Good night, everybody.  Wishing you pleasant dreams and a sunny day tomorrow

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/e020.gif" border=0].
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 19 07 09:01
good night
kitten
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 19 07 09:06
Goodnight Miss Kitten. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jun 20 07 09:58
Good Morning, Miss Kitten(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Greetings/8.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 07 09:59
lol I don't know which classes to pick.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 20 07 10:00
New thread for you, SD?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 07 10:02
hmm? nah its just picking classes for school.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 07:06
hello miss kitten>>>as you can see my keyboard is history>  it takes several minutes to type a wee message> it"s really hooped>

how was your day?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 07 07:15
Oh, no!  I thought you got it fixed, but I see that the period no longer exists.  I think a trip to a computer store is in order.  I don't imagine they are fixable.

  I had a large headache all day so didn't do much at all except for keeping the room dark.  It hasn't gone away, so I don't think I'll be spending much time here tonight.  What have you been up to, other than cursing your keyboard?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 07:19
that"s terrible kitten>  is it a migrane?  i hope it leaves as soon as possible>

i"ve fixed this one before>>>but i guess it"s had it>  i"m amazed at all the things that are affected>>  ive had it apart about ten times today (hmmm>>>>>>no numbers)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 25 07 07:21
Yes, it's a migraine.  Don't get them often, fortunately.

  Do  you think that the keyboard might be partly responsible for your difficulty with your posts to DS?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 07:36
you mean the white page thing? no>>>that"s something else altogether>  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 07:46
yo! just took a walk. How's everybody's evening going?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 07:51
well kitten"s isn"t going too well< that"s for sure<

still fighting with this stupid keyboard>
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 08:06
wow its been a long struggle there p.c.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 08:36
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c003.gif" border=0]  new keyboard tomorrow
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 09:13
bummer
hey does the keyboard thingy on the open virtual keyboard button work? (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/buttons/virtual_keyboard.gif)
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 09:24
only for some letters ????  when i hit a key< it spews of about forty letters and i can"t backspace[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c028.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 09:26
i see your point. lol

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 09:28
gotta go sd>>>>>>>>this is too frustrating for me>

g"night[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 09:29
g'night! Have fun keyboard shopping!

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 25 07 09:30
lol>>>>>>>thanks sd
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 25 07 09:41
have fun! :))  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 07:01
Helllloooo Miss Kitten [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 07:10
hey kit!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:20
[FONT size=1][FONT size=3]Hello![/FONT]    *wincing while speaking*   [/FONT]

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[FONT size=2]My head still hurts, but I got my friend to help me today at work.  I won't be here long, but I wanted to catch up before I got too far behind.[/FONT]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 07:25
Are you typing teeny so it doesn't hurt your head?

  Sorry you're still feeling poorly Kitten.  Have you tried White Flower?  It's ever so good for headeaches and even takes the edge off a migraine.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:28
What is White Flower?  Where would I buy it?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 07:29
A little Rachel Hale......this is Cure-all Kitty.

  [img style="WIDTH: 367px; HEIGHT: 373px" height=449 src="http://www.coolcards.co.uk/acatalog/Rachel_Hale_Minnie.jpg" width=450]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 07:30
head hurts? you okay?

p.s. my passport came today!(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/10.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:31
So sweet and irresistible!  I love her pictures.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:34
I've had a migraine for the past three days, SD.  That's why I haven't been around.

Congratulations on getting the passport!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 07:34
She's the best.

  So are you off tomorrow?  (I've such a terrible memory....and I don't see it getting better any time soon....lol)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 07:35
Missed that one SD......congrats !!!!!  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a040.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:36
I'm working tomorrow, but I won't have any help.  My friend is going out with her daughter.  My off days are Monday and Tuesday.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 07:36
 Yeah I can't stop looking at the passport. Soooooo cool!
Hopefully my dorm info comes tomorrow and that will be awesome as well!
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:38
It's all coming together for you now, isn't it!  I'm sure you'll get what you need in plenty of time.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 07:41
yup I even have a countdown going. Its at 58 days 1hr and 18 minutes until 'the day'. :)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:43
I would call that just a little over-anxious.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 07:55
 kitten wrote:
I would call that just a little over-anxious.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
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just a little. ;) :)
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 07:58
 Better check the battery in your watch to make sure it won't fail when you need to check how much time is left.  You wouldn't want to miscount the minutes.





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 08:01
don't think it will lose time. Its on facebook. Downloaded the countdown clock application. Although I'm probably going to have to change the date of arrival once I get my dorm papers tomorrow or friday. Right now I just have Aug. 25th as the 'date'.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 08:02
You mean you don't know the exact time on August 25th?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 08:07
nope I've just got it set to midnight on the 25th. lol
Tomorrow or this week when the dorm stuff comes they'll have a set date for me. Then I can get my plane ticket, then I'll reset the clock to a more exact date. lol
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 08:07
That's right on the cusps of my B-day SD.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c018.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 08:15
oh it is.... (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/16.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 27 07 08:17
 Evening Kitten, PC and SD.

I agree, white flower is awesome.  You can pick them up for about $6 at any chinese herbal place.  There's one right beside Superstore as you are heading out of the checkouts in Metrotown.

(http://www.proacumed.com/images/chinese/white_flower.jpg)
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 08:18
Must.....make.....memo.  P.C. - B'day - cusp.  Is that right, P.C.?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 27 07 08:19
What's the exact date of your b-day in August, PC?    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 08:21
Good evening, purelife.  Thanks for the information on where to get it.  You wouldn't know of any place along Hastings in Burnaby, would you?  It would be a lot closer.  If not, I'll take a trip up to Metrotown and buy it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 27 07 08:23
Hi Kitten... sorry, no.  I'm not too familiar with that area. :(


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 08:24
White Flower is SO good.

  Hi Miss purelife !!!!

  B-d is the 28th of August.....and I plan to be 39 again.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 08:27
But you don't look a day over thirty!  (I think)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jun 27 07 08:31
So sorry, but it's late and I need to sleep.  Good night and pleasant dreams, everyone.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 27 07 08:31
 39?  I thought 29! ;)

Do you use tiger balm as well, PC or just this white flower?
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Jun 27 07 08:32
Sweet dreams

[img]http://www.geocities.com/dreamer6319/moonlightkittens.bmp"]
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 08:41
OMG....THAT was weird......my power just went out for a few moments.

  Anyways.....yes, yes.....29...that's what I meant ....29!!!

  White Flower and Tiger Balm are my 2 favourite remedies for everything.

  (*thanks Kitten)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 08:43
power out?
[a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqGiCXtvokM"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqGiCXtvokM[/a]

song immediately came to my head. lol
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 07 08:58
Well. I'm off to bed too.  G'night   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/n020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 07 09:06
g'night!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 01 07 10:40
I've just heard a peacock outside in the street.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 11:00
what do peacocks do? To me they're like the homeless bird at zoos, they wander around on paths in public and not in their own displays.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 01 07 11:29
Sportsdude wrote:
what do peacocks do?

 .......

 Peahens

 


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 11:53
what are those? Seriously though peacocks are like the bums of the zoo. They wonder the paths picking at food crumbs and take over exhibits abandoned by other animals when the zoo folks move them. Heck the famous zoo here has a giant bird cage of 1904's world fair and the peacocks aren't even in there! lol  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 01:43
Peahens are female peacocks, SD.  Peacocks wander freely because they don't take off like the other animals in a zoo would.  They are beautiful and harmless, and children in particular are fascinated by them.  Peahens are drab, but beautiful to peacocks.  Check it out on Google.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 01:51
ah. Yeah they were always cool to chase at the zoo when I was a little guy.
I wonder how they survived in the wild, since they're so friendly.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 01:54
They are friendly when people feed them.  It's like the difference between a feral cat and a domestic cat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 02:00
ah I see. cool birds though. Athough I'm a bigger fan of the flamingo, puffin and Fiordland Crested Penguin and all penguins in general.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 02:03
I've always liked the albatross and the seagull.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 02:30
oh yes those! of course.
I also like Snow Owls I see a lot of barn owls, one lives in these pines my family planted back in '88. They look like aliens. lol
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 02:32
Owls are interesting, but so are hummingbirds.  They are amazing birds.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 02:37
don't see very many humming birds.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 02:44
I've seen a few here.  I guess it depends on what flowers are growing in your area, and how much moisture they hold, but I'm not sure.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 02:47
I don't see many birds around here. Might be because of the highway.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 02:54
We have thousands of crows here that have been displaced by highways and construction.  Since they are territorial birds, the population is dropping quite a lot.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 02:56
that might be it, I've seen more crows then anything.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jul 01 07 03:00
I'm barging in. Hope you don't mind.

  Stupid crows have abused my garden. They've been digging like crazy. I've heard that the lawns in Burnaby have been attacked by a bug investation, something called the European Chafer. Apprently the birds are digging up everyone's lawn to get to these delicacies. Smart birds but bothersome. They've taken to attacking my maple leaves (for whatever reason) then the plant markers I just put out to identify the plants. *sigh*

  I love hummingbirds. We get them and I'm thinking of buying a hummingbird feeder but am unsure what you put in it. Are ants attracted to the hummingbird feeder because that's the last thing I want to attract.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 03:01
They are very social birds, but with fewer nesting areas it is difficult for them to survive and breed, much less feed their young.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lise on Jul 01 07 03:03
Very social birds indeed, Ms. kitten. They seemed to flock to one another, just calling at all hours in the morning.

  Oops. Gotta run. Darn it. Take care, dearie.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 03:07
Noisy indeed, but I wouldn't like to see a world without them.  They are great survivors, and if they go can we be far behind?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 03:17
These guys are native to BC.
[a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_Hummingbird"]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous_Hummingbird[/a]


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 03:21
Very pretty, aren't they!  People will grow certain flowers to attract them to their gardens, and put out hanging feeders filled with sugared water.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 03:28
Any wood peckers? Those guys are crazy. How they do not get head aches. What's their secret?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 03:32
I don't know their secret, but B.C. Hydro  (I think it's called Terasen now) had a problem with one woodpecker in the back lane where I live that tried to set up housekeeping in a transformer.  Every day I would hear him drilling away on the metal, until one day he managed to get through and he and his mate settled in and raised a family.  They didn't disturb the nest until the chicks had grown, but then they sealed up the hole.  I haven't heard him this year, so maybe he found an easier place to settle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 01 07 03:40
OUCH!!!
A couple years ago one of them tried to make a nest on the wood panelling on my house. gosh was it loud. The bird was at it for about 3 days until it realized that there was brick behind it and left.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 03:42
They aren't particularly smart, but very determined.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 01 07 08:53
We have the giant Pileated Woodpeckers here.  They are massive and destructive.  I don't turn anything away from the yard....love them all.  I figure if Mother Nature has seen fit to make all their 'destructive' work, work....then it works for me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 01 07 08:55
I wish I could hear them busily at work.  I like woodpeckers.  They are such an industrious bird.  There are quite a few stellar jays here, and I think they are beautiful.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 02 07 10:29
I think YOU are beautiful, Kitten(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Cartoon/5.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 02 07 10:31
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 02 07 10:33
No more than you deserve, sweet thing.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 02 07 10:35
Stellar Jays that's the official bird of Beautiful BC right? Never seen one in person.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 02 07 10:42
In person?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 02 07 11:14
I had no idea the Stellars Jay was the official bird of BC.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 02 07 11:16
I learned that a while back.  Nice choice.  It's such a pretty bird.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 02 07 11:21
Flower: [font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"]Pacific                Dogwood (since '56)
Bird:
[/font][font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"]Steller's                Jay (since '87)
Gemstone:
[/font][font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="3"]Jade (since '68)
Tree: Western Red Cedar (since '88)


[a href="http://www.protocol.gov.bc.ca/protocol/prgs/symbols/symbols.htm"]http://www.protocol.gov.bc.ca/protocol/prgs/symbols/symbols.htm[/a]
[/font]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Jul 02 07 11:51
I didn't doubt you SD....it was just something I didn't know.

  Enjoying your day off Miss Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:30
Today is Respect Your Elders Day!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:31
Now I must search for someone older to respect.  They are becoming more scarce as time passes.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:33
I've noticed the same thing too, strange how people grow younger rather than older these days - I blame it on the bomb.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:39
You are right.  It has to be that.  Doesn't have a thing to do with our age.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:40
Neither a jot not a tittle.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:42
Even if you are younger I still respect you.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:43
Well, I do declare, that's then first compliment I've had today.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:47
There is a woeful dearth of them where you are?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:48
Either that or I've been keeping myself far too much to myself recently.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:50
That would be a problem.  I'm sure if you were more available to the public you would be showered with compliments.  (or condiments?)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:53
I know that two people will call me 'dear' (and smarm round me) tomorrow morning, so I suppose that's a start.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:54
An overdose of unwelcome attention?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 10:55
Not really, I shall brave it with great charm knowing that they will offer me something to eat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 10:57
So you will accept affection in return for food!  You should at least charge for the privilege.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 11:03
They will also give me a handsome tip at Christmas!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 03 07 11:06
It's nice to know you will be paid for being so agreeable.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 07 11:42
It makes me feel like a gigolo
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:29
Hmmmmmm...............
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:30
You were about to make me an offer?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:32
I just thought I'd check my change purse.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:32
Nothing there?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:33
One moth that is near starvation.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:34
You mean to say it's eaten up all the notes?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:36
It even ate the coins, it was so hungry.  Broke its poor little teeth!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:37
You must let it out to enjoy your curtains.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:39
It was too weak to fly.  Kaycee enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:40
Oh! I had no idea that he was suffering from malnutrition, you really must feed him properly.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 04 07 10:41
He was simply protecting my investment in the curtains.

  Sorry, Gopher, I must leave.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 04 07 10:42
So he'll have something to get his claws into next time he tries to climb up them?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 07 10:11
He only tries to climb them if he sees flying things that he considers edible.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 06 07 10:30
So that's why you've stopped metamorphosing into a bat at every new moon!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 07 10:33
I enjoy lunch, I don't want to BE lunch.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 06 07 10:38
are we talking about bats? There's a few around the neighbourhood at night. One hit my car.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 07 10:41
Sorry, SD, it's an in-joke from early in this thread.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 06 07 10:42
oh, I see.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 06 07 10:42
I truly regret that I must leave now.  Farewell, everybody.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 06 07 10:44
bye! *waves*  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Jul 06 07 10:57
Bye - tsunamis!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 07 10:16
Hello...tremors
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 07 07 05:01
earthquake?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Jul 07 07 05:50
Volcano

Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 07 07 07:23
where?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:28
Yippee, you're back!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 10:33
Yes, indeedy!    Since I'm idle instead of working, I will have some time to spend here.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:40
Ah well, it's cheaper than spending money!

  By the way, what do you know of Cat Nights? I'd never heard of them until a few hours ago when I was persuing a magazine and found a brief article on them.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 10:43
I know nothing about Cat Nights.  I know Kaycee's nights are spent indoors, much to his disgust.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:45
I think they begin around August 17th and have something to do with witches.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 10:46
Hmmm....sounds like fun, Gopher.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:48
I read about them in The Old Farmer's Almanac. I've just looked on the net but can't find anything on them - well, at least not easily, I'll have another try.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 10:50
I am wondering why they have an almanac for old farmers.  It excludes young farmers?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:51
It says something about its being an Irish legend and that August is a 'yowly' time for cats. What's yowly????  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 10:52
Loud strident noises a cat makes for various reasons such as anger or fighting for a mate.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 10:53
Have you notgiced this in Kaycee recently? - And did you also get my pm?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 11:00
Since Kaycee is neutered he doesn't indulge in such unseemly behaviour anymore.  I'm not sure if he ever did.

  No, I didn't get your PM.  Sometimes they are slow to come through, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 11:06
I think it may hvae 'disappeared'. I'll send you another.

  In the meantime, it's just like old times - you and me and nobody else (well, at least at present)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 11:07
Ahhh!  Alone together at last!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 11:11
I've just tried another pm - it likewise vanished, leaving me uncertain as to whether or not it had been successfully sent.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 11:14
Both PMs received and answered, thanks.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 11:15
Yes, I've just read the replies. In the meantime Lil Me has graced us with her presence.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 11:18
I just discovered that I have -2 messages.  I wonder how that happened.

  Hello, Lil Me!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 07 11:20
I  also keep getting mysteries about minus messages.

   I wonder how Sportsdude's getting on? I really DO hope he'll be happy now that he has achieved at least half of his great ambition.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Aug 30 07 11:21
I hope so too.  As long as he is determined to succeed he should do well.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Aug 31 07 10:24
Indeed, where there's a will there's a way.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 02 07 11:41
I'm heading back to bed.  This cold has got me in its grip, so a warm bed sounds like a good idea.  Chat later.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 07 11:43
Take care Kitten.  Look after yourself.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 02 07 08:03
I'm back for a little while.  This @#$%^ cold is vicious.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 07 08:04
Oh Kitten.....I'm so sorry you're feeling so miserable.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 02 07 08:07
I know it will go, but I wish it would hurry.  I'm waking myself up with all the sneezing and coughing.  I'm sure the neighbours will be forming a posse to come after me and throw me out.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 07 08:23
Gotcherself a little run down.....dintcha Miss Kitten.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Sep 02 07 08:30
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=30 alt="Feeling Blue" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_9_18.gif" width=30 border=0][/A] Perhaps just a trifle.  I probably picked it up at the grocery store along with my groceries.





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 03 07 10:20
Did they charge you for it at the checkout?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 03 07 10:22
Probably.....along with a deposit and a users fee.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 03 07 10:24
With tax added, of course.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Sep 03 07 10:34
Of course.  And they probably didn't even have tissues on sale.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Sep 15 07 10:03
Your public awaits!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 16 08 11:16
You're back!  Wonderful. It's the best year so far this year.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 03:50
Hi, Gopher.  Nice to see you again.  I like your new (to me) avatar.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:23
Really Kitten ?  I hardly recognized Gophie without a hat.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:31
True.  Very different.  But he does have a backpack in a delightful green colour.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 10:48
Your taste is as unerring as ever!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 10:49
Why, thank you, Gopher.  I simply admire the style of the Master.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 10:52
I bet you even know what's in the bag.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 10:56
Hiking boots for when your feet get cold!  And GOOD food, of course.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 10:58
Well, that's two out of three.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 10:59
A green toque to match the backpack?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:05
Yes, with bobbles on it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:07
How many bobbles?  Does it resemble a fool's cap?  That would be so inappropriate for a wise man like yourself.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:08
Two - to keep each other company.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:12
That is so thoughtful of you, but of course you are a kind man.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:15
This is a gratified smile(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/1.gif) at the knowledge that only a TRUE lady could recognise the qualities of a TRUE gentleman.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:18
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:19
You have also become even more adept at flattery.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/cliparts/Cartoon/2.gif)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:22
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=45 alt=Ummm src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_12_5.gif" width=40 border=0][/A] [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][/A] If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.





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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:24
A wise woman indeed.

   For some reason that inspires me enquire how best we could adapt the slogan used by Raffles hotel for our own humble use: "Patronised by nobility, loved by all."
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:30
I would not care to be patronized by nobility.  Patronization does not sit well with me.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:34
That's another reason why I'm glad I'm leaving ...it's not even coming from the nobility either.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:40
It is extremely annoying to be patronized by your obvious inferiors.  It will soon be behind you, though.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:41
It's exactly the same thing as being talked down to from the heights of ignorance!

  I wonder why hardly anyone else is posting? A lot of people seem to be logged in but hardly anything's happening. Do you think they're all agog  (spellbound?) by our postings?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 17 08 11:43
*eating popcorn*
;)
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 17 08 11:45
Don't spill it!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:47
It only shows that whoever controls the money controls the situation.  It means having to smile nicely while gritting your teeth.

  Popcorn?  Lunch, SD?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:49
Probably they are eating lunch while we sit here nattering away.  What are you having for lunch, by the way?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 17 08 11:50
no lol.
gopher was saying about how he thought everyone was reading your conversation and not posting.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 11:52
So we are that fascinating, do you think?  I'm still betting it's food, and not our scintillating converstion.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 17 08 11:54
nope no food here. I had pasta a while ago.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 12:00
I just made a ham sandwich on cheesebread.  Yummy!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 17 08 12:22
I just picked up my work permit verification form. Now I just have to send it off.
Speaking of mail, is there a way you can tell the Canada Post to send mail to another location, outside of Canada?
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 17 08 12:35
You can have your mail forwarded.  Sign-up and pay at the post office.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 17 08 12:50
oh okay, thanks. :)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 08:28
HEY Miss Kitten.  I KNEW we were kindered spirits.  I had a ham and cheese bunwich for lunch too.  Yum.  (a tich of mayo and a dollop of Myhres)  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 08:33
You lost me there.  What is "Myrhes"?  Inquiring minds.......................

  Safeway had some lovely cheesebread at a shocking price, but I bought it anyway.  That, plus ham and gouda (and lettuce, of course) made a lovely meal.  I do love my cheese!  I telepathically sensed what you were having and decided to copy you.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 18 08 06:39
Looks like I spelled it wrong.  It's Myre's Mustards.  Delish !

  [FONT color=#990000 size=4] [img style="WIDTH: 157px; HEIGHT: 96px" height=88 alt="Myre's Sweet Mustard (375 ml)" src="http://www.stjeans.com/img/myrest.gif" width=150 border=0][/FONT]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 18 08 06:42
Good morning, PC.  I've never seen that brand before.  Is it an import?  When I use mustard (seldom) I use Dijon.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 18 08 09:03
I think Myre's actually comes right out of Nanaimo.  (St. Jean's Cannery and Smokehouse)  but I think a lot of grocery stores carry it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 18 08 09:38
oh cool.  Will have to look for it.  Thrifty Foods probably has it.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 18 08 11:37
It's the yummiest Lil Me.  It's a sweet mustard.....ooo..my mouth literally waters when I think of it....droooool.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Michel on Mar 18 08 12:15
     
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 08 11:45
I know a few Quebecios girls and the owner and his daughter of the french place downtown. They love Nanaimo, so better then Northern France apparently.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Michel on Mar 19 08 12:26
     
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 08 12:49
 no idea, but from the only town on the planet that still celebrates the british empire. I think there's your answer. lol

they do have an event every year but it was a couple weeks ago.

[a href="http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/festival/index.html"]http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/festival/index.html[/a]

they also have a magazine published 3x a year

[a href="http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/contenu/bastion_nov_dec_jan_0708.pdf"]http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/contenu/bastion_nov_dec_jan_0708.pdf[/a]

Accroding to Action Plan on how to attract french speaking tourists to Nanaimo. 10k people show up for the maple festival in late feb. hmm
[a href="http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/contenu/plan_eng.pdf"]http://www.francophonenanaimo.org/contenu/plan_eng.pdf[/a]


   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 08 01:05
according to community profile nanaimo 2008 off the city website ('01 Census).
just under 5k french speakers.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 08 01:14
 bwhahaha sneaky nanaimo...

5k is for people who know both languages
1,270                                      mother tongue
310 speak at home folks

statscan
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 20 08 11:51
Have you made a start on your hot cross buns?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 20 08 04:23
I don't know why, but good things disappear so quickly.  They vanished almost instantly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 08 07:54
must be magic!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 21 08 11:50
It isn't. It's gluttony.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 08 11:51
gluttony's my middle name lately.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 21 08 11:52
No doubt you are happily living up to it (I am).
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 08 12:04
lol i wish.
more like its depressing.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 21 08 12:33
Wherefore art thou, Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 21 08 01:11
I was on an act of mercy taking my friend to the grocery.  It didn't look as though anyone was coming here today.  Sorry I missed lunch with you all.    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 08 02:16
no prob, gophie was drinking champagne and I was talking about flooding. lol    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 11:35
True. And then I had a couple of glasses of red wine.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 11:36
So how is your head feeling today?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 11:39
Not bad at all. Surpprisingly I didn't have any ill-effects at all. I must say I enjoyed mnyself and was, for a change, unusually talkative if not garrulous.   Having my pension coming in  (whilst carrying on working for a few  more weeks) has had a wonderful effect on  my spirits - I feel as though I've received my long-awaited reward for survival.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 11:42
It does help, doesn't it!  Compensation for managing to live long enough.  What a thought!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 11:44
Not least the thought that I'll never again have to kowtow to an employer's unreasonable  whims.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 11:51
That is wonderful.  I found that not having to wipe up "surprises" or pull bodies around was so liberating.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 11:54
I feel as though I have been reborn!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 11:55
You have your life to start fresh now without the restriction of working for someone else.  It IS nice!
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 11:57
And even although you won't be getting millions, you have the assurance that come what may you'll always get a pittance.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 11:59
Pittance is the word for it, alright!  Meagre is a good adjective to accompany it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:00
May be my pittance is half a crumb more than yours!  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:03
Possibly.  I don't have much of a CPP.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:04
I will be getting a small 'thing' in addition (very small).  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:05
The joys of aging, right?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:06
What joys? Am I missing something?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:09
It's only the younger people that refer to the joy of retiring.  We know better, having reached it.  The Golden Years are more like tarnished copper.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:10
Are we talking policemen?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:12
That hadn't occured to me.  Well done, Gopher.  I was actually referring to pennies, which we are forced to count more carefully now.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:13
I've always counted them very carefully - I've been in training for years.

  In the meantime I'm trying to imagine a tarnished policeman.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:16
I understand it happens from time to time.

  My screen froze so I had to restart it.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:18
I am giving up...mine isn't exactly freezing but it's temperature seems to have dropped alarmingly.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: kitten on Mar 22 08 12:19
Mine seems to be a little speedier now, at least when it's working.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 22 08 12:21
I am departing for now.  

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[FONT size=7]HAPPY EASTER![/FONT]  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 22 08 12:53
you mean retirement isn't all that great? oh well not like I'll ever see it. lol my generation's going to work til 80 probably. wooooooooooooot.

 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Mar 23 08 11:01
I think Kitten meant that although retirement is ok, the necessary ageing isn't so wonderful.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 23 08 02:11
 ah, I see.
went to church then drove out into the bush, the logging roads. blah No idea where I was though, took the road until I ran into a secruity check point. I might of been near lake Cowichan who knows. lol

probably shouldn't have driven that alone, went a good half hour without a cell phone signal. Although trucks kept driving by so I'd of been fine.
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 02:45
 Gophie wrote: I will be getting a small 'thing' in addition (very small).

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); height=50 src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a093.gif" width=54 border=0]

  Ummm.  I'm so sorry Gophie....erm...Gophette.  Is there anything they can do for this ?[/DIV]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 25 08 03:06
 lol
 
 Oh, SD..you might want to be careful on the roads during logging season.  Depending on where you are, the roads are narrow and one-way.  When Mr LM is in N. BC, he rents a radio thingy for the truck.
   
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Mar 25 08 03:46
Logging roads take a bit of practice... stay in the middle except on the turns.. and keep your lights on!

  So miss kitten.. Ive seen rumors of you being retired?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 04:40
If SD was where I think he was....it's not really a logging road.  It is a long stretch through forestry property.   It seems like a desolate stretch that goes nowhere....miles of trees both sides....but a really good paved road, that ends up at Cowichan Lake..  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 25 08 05:02
I knew that's where I was at! Thanks P.C. yeah it was just km after km of clear cut valley and mountain sides. :(  lol yeah it wasn't much of a logging road, I'm going to need a back country map to explore those areas.

just got back from swimming, wow they've all gone high tech for the swim teams. Back in my day we didn't have no fancy cameras under water to watch your form. It was somebody yellin at ya to keep your legs up etc. I'm ancient.
 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 23 08 10:01
Does anyone have recent news of her feline majesty?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: purelife on Oct 31 08 02:15
I hope she's doing ok.  I miss her.  [img height=25 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif" width=26 border=0]   I've been thinking about her.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Nov 01 08 11:26
I really DO miss her, she was/is wonderful Let's hope she resurfaces before long.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 06 08 12:31
 KITTEN! You've just logged in!(http:///forums/richedit/cliparts/Love/6.gif)    
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 06 08 03:24
REALLY ??????????

  Oh Miss Kitten.....speak to us, speak to us.  That would be a most excellent Christmas present.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 07 08 11:41
 Yes, I spotted that she's signed in, but nothing else has happened thus far. And yes again, what a good Christmas present it will be. Maybe she'll have a special 'Christmas Message' for us. Maybe a blessing would tempt her further.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 07 08 12:09
I know what to do !

  [img height=268 src="http://www.rspca-medway.co.uk/Items%20for%20sale/Cat%20Toys.jpg" width=277][img height=303 src="http://keetsa.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/catnip.jpg" width=316]
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 07 08 12:12
....and maybe a mouse and a ball of wool?  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 07 08 12:17
Yes.....yes.....that's the ticket !!!

  (http://www.ustoy.com/ustoy.com/novelty/product_images/MU855.jpg)(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/158/347771427_ada6731361.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 07 08 06:58
awww. I thought since the kitten thread was responded to.. she was here. Anybody hear from her  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: P.C. on Dec 07 08 07:10
Gophie says he saw Miss Kitten logged in a couple days ago....I miss her.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on Dec 08 08 11:37
Yes, she appeared briefly in the who's on line box. Come on Kitten, just give us one small miaow.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Orik on Dec 08 08 04:50
 i too miss the kitten, wish she would come back again

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Russ on Dec 08 08 06:59
Good to hear she at least attempted to look on here.. Ill leave her a pm.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Lil Me on Dec 08 08 10:55
I also miss her.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Gopher on May 26 10 01:34
Just resurrecting this in the off chance  that you might read it and think of returning to us.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 26 10 02:10
and who is this Kitten?
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 26 10 04:39
Hmm, maybe I'll dress up as kitten for Halloween?

  Nah, I think I'll go with Ragedy Ann  =)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 27 10 07:47
Natasha wrote:
 Hmm, maybe I'll dress up as kitten for Halloween?

  Nah, I think I'll go with Ragedy Ann  =)[/DIV]
     I vote for    [P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal]

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 27 10 11:36
You want me to be a black box???
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Little Fish on May 27 10 03:09
I do not think of her as a naughty nurse type.

 Now Imagine Natasha in a Naughty French Maid uniform on the other hand...

[img style="width: 279px; height: 382px;" src="http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd55/Kokoro20/AsianMaid.jpg"]


Maybe you might like her as the Ninja Master
[img style="width: 169px; height: 397px;" src="http://www.wondercostumes.com/imgzoom/NINJA-MASTER-COSTUME-38940.jpg"]




There is the Naughty Librarian and Teacher costumes but the pics are to X-rated to post..



 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 27 10 03:13
Naughty French Maid and the x ones
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 27 10 06:01
Haven't been a naughty nurse. I have to dress up in scrubs just about everyday so that wouldn't be much fun for me. I did dress up as a naughty nun last year though. French maid... mm, I may go that route. I already have the fishnet pantyhose and black high heels =)
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Orik on May 27 10 09:10
 Well I hope, I never have need, to see you, in your scrubs... But seeing you in the Naughty Maid Costume would definitely be pleasurable & a nice bit of eye candy..

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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 28 10 05:22
Orik wrote:
Well I hope, I never have need, to see you, in your scrubs...

 If we ever come face to face, I'm sure it will be on good terms.

 But seeing you in the Naughty Maid Costume would definitely be pleasurable & a nice bit of eye candy..

 Thank you.

Is not a cleric another type of priest ?

 Yes sir. I belive in come churches a cleric is someone whose title is just under the Priest like the deacon.

   


 
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 28 10 07:14
Natasha wrote:
 Haven't been a naughty nurse. I have to dress up in scrubs just about everyday so that wouldn't be much fun for me. I did dress up as a naughty nun last year though. French maid... mm, I may go that route. I already have the fishnet pantyhose and black high heels =)[/DIV]
 That would be one nice picture.............yuppers...............
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 28 10 08:00
You know you'll get one. You usually get random stuff from me anyway.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 28 10 08:22
Natasha wrote:
 You know you'll get one. You usually get random stuff from me anyway.[/DIV]
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Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 28 10 08:34
Don't get too excited. Halloween is a long time from now.  
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 28 10 08:51
    [img border=0 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/23.gif"]       Tasha
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: Natasha on May 28 10 08:54
LOL.. I don't talk on the phone that much.
Title: Re: Hello Kitten
Post by: DDD on May 31 10 10:24
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