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Title: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 08:41
Thought maybe we could have a place to say good morning and shoot the sh*t instead of hijacking another lovely thread.

So...


GOOD MORNING ALL!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 09:13
Morning, my lady. I can't hang around much as I've got to go grocery shopping so I'm just stopping by to bring you a cup of coffee to start the day.

  TTYL, kiddo.

  [img height=457 src="http://www.oculon.org/animatedgif/latte.jpg" width=545]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 09:27
Ahhhh.  Thank you soooo much Lise!  It's almost too pretty to drink but I need it so... down the hatch.

Have a great day!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 10:49
While there are a few minutes left of the morning, I'd like to say Good Morning to you too.  How are your lovely doggies?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 10:57
Good morning to you, Purelife. How are your pom-poms?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on May 23 06 10:59
Hi Gopher.  

  Two minutes until my morning is over.  YES!

  My poms poms are resting at the moment.  They've beent through a lot.  ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 11:03
Ah well, give them a little rest and they'll be raring to go again before long.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on May 23 06 11:05
How are you doing this afternoon, Gopher?  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on May 23 06 11:09
How am I doing?  Pretty well I think - especially as I'm popping off for a beer in a minute or so. Any objections if I raise my glass to your pom-poms? Maybe it'll restimulate them.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on May 23 06 11:23
LOL.  How about if I join you for beer?  ;)

  Have you been posting in DV?  What was your poster name?  You sound too familiar...and my memory is failing me.  :(
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 11:51
Afternoon, all. Geez.... it's past noon already. Where does the time fly?

     How am I doing?  Pretty well I think - especially as I'm popping off for a beer in a minute or so. Any objections if I raise my glass to your pom-poms? Maybe it'll restimulate them.

  OH MY. X-rated on DS. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/9.gif) Mind if I join you, Gopher and celebrate the greatest pom-poms that ever walked the face of the earth?[/DIV]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 12:13
I'm lost??? Pom Pom's????
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 12:16
SD. Use your imagination. Purelife's pom-poms. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/4.gif)

  (http://www.getpoms.com/images/vinyl_solid.jpg)    
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 12:18
ahh i see......
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 12:27
Oh dear.  This thread turned naughty quite quickly.  It wasn't my intention... honest. *evil grin*

Hello to you dear kitten.  My puppies are good.  The little one had an ear infection but it is all cleared up now, thanks for asking. And how are you today?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 12:28
Ms. Chicklet! How many puppies do you have and what breed?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 12:32
I'm glad your puppy is better now.  I just got back from the vet with my cat.  I'm going all out to keep him comfortable and content as long as possible.  I'm doing well, thanks.  I had a stress test this morning and lived to tell about it, so life is good.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 12:34
I just got back from the vet with my cat.

  Darn, kitten. I'm missing something. What happen to your cat? It was SD's cat that got a hernia, right? That reminds, I gotta go get a vet's appointment for my guy too. Time for check-up.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 12:42
Sorry, Chicklet, I thought I mentioned that Spooky's kidneys are failing.  He needs to be hydrated twice a week at the vet's.  He also has to take pills to stimulate his appetite, and now he has an infected bite on his tail that has to be treated with liquid antibiotics.  He is an amazingly strong cat when I try to give him anything by mouth.  I think his teeth double and so do his claws, which flail around quite vigorously when I approach with his meds.  He isn't in pain, or I'd do the right thing and let him go.  *sob*
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 12:46
Lise wrote:
 I just got back from the vet with my cat.

  Darn, kitten. I'm missing something. What happen to your cat? It was SD's cat that got a hernia, right? That reminds, I gotta go get a vet's appointment for my guy too. Time for check-up.  

 No thats ME with the HERINA.  My cat Tigger got mauled by a buch of boxers about two months ago. He finally might not have to have any more stitches after Thursday. And Angel my other cat has bad kidneys and is anorexic.


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 12:49
I have two Jack Russell's.  They are the greatest.  They are too much fun and are really good at getting my guy and I off our butts.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 12:55
Gawd. Sorry, SD. Geez. I'm getting lagged in my pregnancy. I mean... ok, you're with the hernia and your cat got mauled. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/7.gif)

  Sorry to hear your cat has failing kidney problems there, kitten. My dog's getting on in age too.... I don't want to loose him. Scared to think about the future. He's been my best friend forever but I think he's got about five years left in him. * fingers crossed *

  Ah, Jack Russels are cute as buttons. Love them!!! Aren't they pretty, hyper, Chicklet?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 01:02
Yeah, hyper is a good word.  But they are just so much fun.  Sometimes it's a little annoying when all you want to do is just chill on a Sunday afternoon and they want to play tug-a-war or get their ball out from under the couch for the 400th time.  It's all worth it though, we love them.  They are a big reason why we bought a house.  Now they have a huge yard to tire them out.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 01:02
Sportsdude, Angel's anorexia is directly related to the bad kidneys.  The cat loses its appetite because his kidneys can't process the waste properly.  That's why I take my cat to the vet twice a week for water injection under the skin (at the scruff of the neck where the least discomfort is involved).  Cats get so dehydrated that it is necessary to supply enough liquid to keep them comfortable.  Spooky is getting appetite stimulants to keep him eating, and it has made a huge difference in him.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on May 23 06 01:05
Glad to hear that your cat's eating well, kitten.

  How old are your puppies, Chicklet?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 01:06
Ah its just a hernia. I've had one before. No big deal can't get it fixed now I'm too busy.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on May 23 06 01:07
Hiya my sweetest chicklet,

  sorry 'bout changing your thread.  honest, it wasn't me.  ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 01:12
I'm so sorry to hear you guys are having trouble with your cats.  It's os sad to see a beloved pet not at their best.

My dogs are 4 years old and two.  The older is male and his name is Tyrus.  The younger's name is Keegan.  She is the handful.  Tyrus is a sucky momma's boy, but you wouldn't want to mess with him.

Don't worry PL.  I know you and your naughty ways.  We are back on track now.;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 01:15
I do apologize.  It was entirely my fault that the thread was altered.  I'll try to behave myself from now on.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/3.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 01:18
Oh kitten.  Whatever are we going to do with you?

Anyone have any suggestions?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 23 06 01:52
No.
Good morning.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 01:54
ooookaaaaayyyyy.  How very blunt of you tenkani.  Was I out of line to direct the thread in that DVish way?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 23 06 01:57
Hehe. Not at all.
I'm just distracted at the moment.
I guess I should have just posted "nothing to add".


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 01:59
That would have been very worrying as well my brother.  Good to see that you are busy but make some time for your friends okay?  

Be good.  (but not too good)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 23 06 02:04
Ah, well without you guys my heart turns dry and brittle in my chest.
I hate when that happens.
So um...what did you have for Breakfast?  
 (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/18.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 02:05
Coffee, a banana and a granola bar (which gave me heart burn)  And you?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 02:09
I had frosted flakes.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 23 06 02:09
 A granola bar gave you heart burn?
Was it jalepeno flavoured or something??

I had oatmeal with a little low-cholesterol butter substitute and some soy milk in it.

Yum.

Hey, is it Ok to post in here after noon??
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 02:14
tenkani, you can do whatever the hell you like.

Yes, the granola bar gave me heart burn.  I have severe acid reflux and too much sugar tends to send the acid up and effect my live singing ability. It was probably the coffe too but I can't do without it in the morning.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 23 06 02:17
That is the suck. Have you had this issue all your life??
What a drag    :(

I'm sorry, did you say you sing?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 23 06 02:31
The singing thing was a jab at Ashley Simpson.  My acid reflux has never, not once, affected my voice.  Singing or otherwise.  What a bad excuse for bad talent.
I actually have a stomach disease and the reflux is a fun addition to my life.  
Not to worry, if the reflux occurs it's usually my fault.  Too much red wine or some other trigger food or allowing myself to get too stressed at work.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 05:43
YaHoo!!!  No suggestions!  I'm safe so far.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 24 06 07:49
Gooood Mooorning!  The weather outside today sucks and so did the traffic on my way in this morning. Phew, okay I'm done now.

So Kitten, I've had some time to think about it and I punish you to five laps around the Hasting Park Race track, riding naked and bare back on a  black horse.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 24 06 12:13
Chicklet wrote:

So Kitten, I've had some time to think about it and I punish you to five laps around the Hasting Park Race track, riding naked and bare back on a  black horse.

 But are you punishing me or the public at large?  It seems to me that they would suffer far more than me!


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 12:13
Ah, Kitten's tantalising modesty once more comes to the fore!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 07:52
Good Morning all!

Well, Kitten, did you complete your punishment?  I don't believe that it would be punishment for the public, you're just being modest.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 07:54
Good morning.........

  (http://www.goodcooking.com/coffee.gif)Anyone for a coffee ????  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 08:03
Oh yes please!

How are you today P.C.?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 08:13
Doing fine Chicklet.  A bit drab out there weather-wise, but doin' fine none the less.

I'm listening to chain saws and bull-dozers at the moment *cry, weep*.  Somebody is 'developing' the beautifull lot up the road and thinks it a good idea to shave the property to look like a sub-division.  *sniff*.  This always breaks my heart.

  And you ????
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 08:15
OH.....sorry

  for you   (http://www.greatclubs.com/prodimg/coffeephoto.jpg)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 08:24
You are a goddess.  Thank you so much for the lovely, life giving coffee.

Too bad about the developement.  People just can't seem to leave anything alone anymore.  We have a house on our block that had a gorgeous, massive maple out front and they butchered it.  They hacked the top right off and left the rest standing in the front yard.  The poor tree is trying to come back but it looks pathetic.  I just don't get it.  It wasn't dead and it certainly didn't look awful.  And to top it all off, they are trying to sell the house.  I wouldn't want a huge tree in my front yard with no branches.  People just don't think.  *end of rant*
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 08:31
Well most of the houses in my area can't be seen from the road......foresty type of area.  I don't understand scalping the land, and then rushing off to the nursery to buy trees and shrubs. (http://www.maj.com/gallery/fuzzball7/emoticons/confused.gif)

Go figure.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 09:02
Makes no sense to me either.  I guess people like to be in complete control of their yards?  Wackos!!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 25 06 09:27
I would kill to live in a wooded area.
What I'd really like to do, if I had the time, money and space, is to create a certified backyard wildlife habitat. I knew someone who did that and her yard was amazing. Everything was carefully planned out to offer food, water and shelter to all manner of creature. What a feeling of accomplishment she must have had when that little certificate arrived   *wiping away tear*

[font style="font-weight: bold;" size="4"]Good morning!!!!!  [/font]  (http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/2560.gif)
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 09:30
Good Morning!  

  I completed my punishment, but it was just as I warned you.  One poor old man was resting on a park bench when I went past, and fainted dead away.  At least I think he just fainted!  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 09:31
Good morning tenkani.Sounds lovely.  We are trying to figure out what to do with our front and backyards.  I want something natural and low maintanence.  We have 8 lovely, well established hostas.  They have gotten so huge over the past two weeks.  Also we have a large clematis archway in the back.  I thought it was jasmine but a huge purple flower opened yesterday.  I can't say I am disapointed but jasmine would have been lovely.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 09:33
tenkani, what a perfect idea.  It must be a wonderful place to visit.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 09:33
Oh kitten it was just a coincidence.  It must have been the smell of the horse that overcame him.  I'm sure it was a lovely site and I thank you for performing your punishment post haste.  Now let's not repeat your behaviour.  I really don't like handing out punishments, contrary to what you all may think.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 09:40
It's certainly contrary to what I think, young lady!  But it was fun, in a cold,  goose-bumpy kind of way.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 25 06 09:46
It wasn't supposed to be fun, it was PUNISHMENT.  I don't know why I bother.  ;D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 09:52
Hello to all....Chicklet, tenkani, Kitten..........

  The yard you spoke of sounds amazing tenkani.....I imagine it to be such a peaceful sanctuary.  I don't really need to do much to have many sorts of animals here.  We've had bears pressing their nose on the glass in the door......a cougar passed through once.....raccoons galore....deer, owls, eagles overhead, multitudes of bunnies and a boodle of other creatures.  I love it, but wouldn't be disappointed to have the cougars only pass through when I'm NOT out weeding....lol.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 10:46
I can derive fun from the strangest things.  But the poor man got punished, so I wonder what he did to deserve it.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/13.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 10:49
lol, Kitten.....perhaps he was a DV troll, and your niceness just bowled him over.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 10:56
What a lovely thought!  Care to point out some more trolls that need treatment?  I've found a new mission in life.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 10:57
I'm wondering if anybody elses DS is as painfully slow as mine.    
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on May 25 06 10:58
Mine's pretty slow today too.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 10:58
What I'd really like to do, if I had the time, money and space, is to create a certified backyard wildlife habitat. I knew someone who did that and her yard was amazing. Everything was carefully planned out to offer food, water and shelter to all manner of creature.





My right wing anti environment uncle did that.  He has 130 acres behind his house plus government land behind it.  After the farm sold all the cattle off in the eighties he just let the backyard grow wild.  And now that he's got an 60 to 80 acre pond thats filled with catfish, blue gill and bass plus the run off area has become swampy so turtles (snapping stay away you will loose a finger) and bugs roam free.  Plus a lot of deer roam the place.  Its funny because they hate the tree huggers yet they turned there backyard into an oasis.    
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:05
Was it pure laziness that made the paradise?  It doesn't seem as though it could have been planned.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:10
Well here was my uncles response: The cattle kept the trees down by eating the grass once the cattle were gone the trees came back. Its natural habitat was a forest I've got pics I'll up load them and I'm going down there this weekend I'll take the before and after photos they have on there wall.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:12
Nice idea, Sportsdude.  I look forward to them.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 25 06 11:15
Ha! Too funny.
It's also funny that you have a conservative uncle.
Are you two able to discuss things or does it degenerate into ugliness?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:16
Here's one of them I took on a ride up into the hills its on my cell so sorry for the resolution:

  [A href="http://www.tinypic.com/view/?pic=10ome6g"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/10ome6f.jpg" border=0][/A]


As you can see its on a bluff looking out is the farm land on the flood plain.  The white building you see on the farm land is the farm the house you see in between the hills is my cousin and uncle's house.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:18
I'd like to see more of the flood plain.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:18
Are you two able to discuss things or does it degenerate into ugliness?

NOPE. NO TENKANI ITS THERE WAY OR THE HIGHWAY!!

 I was taught from day one to just be quiet and sit there and have to listen to it and not interject.  I have before and things turned ugly, real ugly.

 
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:20
Oh I got a one of those I was driving on the levee road and took a picture of a barge and and its tug boat going by.  If the mississippi is down I might venture on to the beach and take a few.  I wish my digital camera was working but it needs a new battery.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 11:20
I also was taught that at an early age.  The highway started looking pretty good by the time I turned sixteen!  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:26
one of my favourite things to do is to climb the 250 foot grain tower.  The view is insane you can see the river and two villages near by.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 11:35
[A href="http://www.tinypic.com/view/?pic=10oms8k"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/10oms8j.jpg" border=0][/A]

  Theres the river pic.

  [A href="http://www.tinypic.com/view/?pic=10omtes"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/10omter.jpg" border=0][/A]

  Here's another pic of my uncles 'backyard'.  The white thing is a beat up old trailer that my cousin got for free. I say we should blow it up for shits and giggles but they don't seem to listen.  The stuff that looks like dirt next to it is a man made cliff Southern Pacific did about 5 years ago when they wanted to build an extra line of track they liked my uncles dirt. The problem is they took out an entire hill and the top of it is sliding off of it so the whole cliff might come down someday. And the blue you see thats the giangantic pond.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 12:01
              Here's the farm pic its kinda old and it was taken during the winter so the fields look barren.

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    Here's a Seattle pic:

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      [A href="http://www.tinypic.com/view/?pic=10on02g"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/10on02f.jpg" border=0][/A]

Here's what I have to deal with in Missouri

  oh and for a laugh its the attack of the TURKEY!!!!

RUN!!!

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  [A href="http://www.tinypic.com/view/?pic=10oo45k"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/10oo45j.jpg" border=0][/A]

That one ^ gobbled at me.  There's about 10 of them in this one sub division.

    Oh and last one you thought I was joking when I said I had a huge Canadian flag?

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  Looking for a BC flag. Haven't been able to find one...... yet.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 12:58
Interesting pics, Sportsdude.  What do your parents think of your plan to eventually move to Canada?  Or have you told them?  Does the U.S. still have the draft, and do you think you might be drafted if they do?  One more thing, have you considered going to a Canadian college instead of an American one?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 01:11
 Interesting pics, Sportsdude.  What do your parents think of your plan to eventually move to Canada?  Or have you told them?  Does the U.S. still have the draft, and do you think you might be drafted if they do?  One more thing, have you considered going to a Canadian college instead of an American one?

  What do your parents think of your plan to eventually move to Canada?

They love the idea.  Plus it would give them an excuse to visit another country. Gave me a bunch of books for christmas on moving and finding a job in Canada.  Heck my dad said he'd join my idea if we invade Iran with nukes. I'm sure he could find a choir/organist job at a lutheran church somewhere.

  Have you told them?

Oh they know. The strive to move to Canada has gotten me through my struggles of late.  Heck even my right wing uncle knows.  We were going to take a vacation to Vancouver last summer but we didn't have time but we might go skiing at whistler one of these days.

  Does the U.S. still have the draft?

Yes and No.  When you turn 18 you have to sign a draft letter. But you don't get drafted, yet.  It takes an act of congress to re institute it. It would be political suicide but if the u.s. ever went at it alone and invaded Iran like they did Iraq. Then yeah they would have to start it up again because they are running out of troops.

  Have you considered going to college in Canada?

Yeah but I can't this time around but if I get into the place I want to go, get into the peace corps then come back two years later and want to get my masters or go to law school then I do have a shot because they'll see my record and they'll see the peace corp service on it.  The two places I'd like to go to in the future are either UBC or McGill.[/DIV]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 25 06 07:54
I'm rather surprised by your answers.  I thought they were right-wingers and would disaprove of your moving to Canada.  Personally I think it would be a good idea.  Another idea would be to acquire some sort of trade in the meantime that would be useful here so that you could immigrate on short notice in case Bush got too wacky about waging war on everything that moves.  B.C. in particular is in desperate need of workers while we gear up for the Olympics.  Anything in the construction line would be more than welcome, and it would be a stepping stone towards independence, as well as provide money for university.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 06 08:53
Oh no my dad's side of the family are democrats, my dad's never voted for a republican in his life and my mom well the last republican she voted for was Nixon.  My dad's side of the family are big labour people, immigrants from hungary, grandma was in a concentration camp, they'd only vote republican if someone put a gun to there head.  Except for my one uncle on my dad's side. He's a crazy republican but he's also a gambling addict and filed for bankruptcy. Lives in an attached home which is filled with junk up to the ceiling and there's a path to the kitchen and a path to the bedroom and the rest is filled with junk.  We always say "what have the republicans done for you".  We don't talk to him or that side of the family very often haven't seen them in about 4 years.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 26 06 04:42
Looks like your uncle is living in a fire trap.  Since it's an attached home, wouldn't that worry his neighbours a lot?  Or are they the same type?  Good to know your parents are all for your coming to Canada, though.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 06 05:02
I think its an attached home its from the seventies looks like a trailer. No I'll take that back it is a regular home that looks out toward an interstate wall.  To top it off he's a used car saleman.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on May 26 06 05:56
wow! a good morning thread.

Goood Morning! Fridays rule!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 06 05:59
Yep. I good morning thread but for me it might as well be the good night thread cuz I've been up all night studying and doing school work so off for me to get some shut eye. I've got a semesters full of tests to do and I'm going anywhere until I finish them. Good night!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on May 26 06 06:01
Good luck with the schooling. I miss my college days, I was very free, then I became a slave to the MAN!!!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Angry/6.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 26 06 08:55
HELLO, CK!!!!!!!

  Welcome back.  You have been missed!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 26 06 10:13
CK!!!
What's up, mi amigo???
How have you been?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 08:19
Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a great weekend.  I spent mine in bed with food poisoning from Friday night. *sigh*
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 29 06 10:03
Poor Chicklet.  How awful for you!  Are you feeling better now?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: weird al on May 29 06 10:35
Chicklet, where do you think you contracted food poisoning from? Hope you're over it soon.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 11:47
You kids are sweet.  I ate some apparently bad scallops.  I feel better today but still look at food with a weary eye.  I'll survive but thanks for your thoughts.

So, did anyone do anything exciting this weekend?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 11:54
Oh I did a ton of school work. Then a friend and I looked up old friends and people from school on myspace. Oh the fun.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 02:34
Weekends aren't for school work SD.  They are for relaxing and catching up with friends after a week of slaving away for 'the MAN'.  At least that's my take on it.

Geez, it's been quiet in here today.  Must be a Monday.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 02:47
My case is differnt I must get this class done before the end of the month.  Anyway I hate family get togethers so I passed on going down to the farm this weekend for the holiday.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 02:53
Ah, I see.  What course are you taking?  Sorry if you've told everyone already.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 02:57
Environmental Science.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 03:01
Wow.  Very cool.  How much longer do you have?  Are you doing it through correspondance or do you go to a school where you are?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 29 06 03:02
Hi, Chicklet and Sportsdude!  (and anyone else I missed)  I just woke up from a very much needed nap.  On the weekend I did what I always do.....worked!  But now I can relax and pity all you poor wage slaves.  *gloat*  So sorry to hear about the bad scallops.  Now I know why I won't touch the things.  Not really, I just had a bad experience with them the first time I tried them, so figured they weren't worth the effort.  Back home I could have had all the Digby scallops anyone could want, but I didn't like the looks of them.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 03:08
Hey kitten!

A nap sounds lovely.

I was having a craving for scallops so the BF went out and made me dinner.  He wasn't thrilled with out how the recipe turned out so he passed on the scallops.  Now I wonder if he was trying to poison me?????  At least he curbed my craving for the little white cakes of usual yummyness.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 03:27
Through correspondance.  This weekend I've done 3 tests and starting on a 4th. Then I got to finish my british english and technology by my birthday. Want to get this over before I turn 20.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 03:31
I admire your drive and commitment.  I wouldn't think it would be easy to do a course on your own.  I am very good at slacking off and finding something more interesting to do.  When is your B-Day?  I'll start planning the party now.  Any requests?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 03:39
Chicklet wrote:
I admire your drive and commitment.  I wouldn't think it would be easy to do a course on your own.  I am very good at slacking off and finding something more interesting to do.  When is your B-Day?  I'll start planning the party now.  Any requests?
   I haven't had drive and commitment really since I've had these courses for a year and half and haven't touched the technology course in a year.  I realised I can't do things on my own I need a school setting. When is my birthday? Well I won't give you the exact day but I share it with NDP Leader Jack Layton, Nelson Mandela and John Glenn, Steve Forbes, Richard Branson and the late Hunter S. Thompson.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 03:45
Hmm.  Mid July eh? I can have something thrown together by then.  How do you like pretty girls jumping out of giant cakes?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 03:53
LOL.  Thanks for the suggestion. But like most of my birthday's. Its "happy birthday" from my parents and my response "thanks" (in a miserable tone).  I'm a crank, it sucks, never happy.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 29 06 03:54
We'll have to work on that. ;D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 03:58
I fit the personality of my avatar the manatees. You look at one and they look depressed 24/7, well thats me in nutshell.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 29 06 03:58
When you feel unhappy, try thinking of all the people who really have something to be unhappy about.  Count your blessings, Sportsdude.  You have shelter, food, and clothing, as well as the opportunity for an education.  A large percentage of the world's population doesn't have any of what you take for granted.  You are a very furtunate man, you know.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on May 29 06 04:13
I know thats what makes it worse. Crazy fools around here don't see that then another problem I have is that I watch the news too much.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on May 29 06 04:25
Keep in mind that you can't save the world, but you can make a difference in it.  A small thing like volunteering or giving to the Food Bank.  Take a senior once a week to the store for groceries.  There must be plenty of opportunities for volunteering in your town.  There never seem to be enough to go around.  The nice thing about doing this is that it makes you feel good about yourself.  Does wonders for the ego.  Also it is an advantage when colleges are looking at your interests outside of schooling.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 08:25
Good Morning world.  It is lovely and sunny here in Van. today.  Anyone planning on getting out of work early to enjoy it?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 02:39
Holy crap.  Yuki and Himitsu have been busy.  Great imagination ladies.  Where do you get the energy.

Anyone else around?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 30 06 03:22
ROFL ROFL.
This world is full of strange and wonderful individuals, hey?
Good morning, sis.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 03:26
Holy crap.  Yuki and Himitsu have been busy.  Great imagination ladies.  Where do you get the energy.

Anyone else around?

  WE have a drug tree in our back garden ofcorse. The pink pills with red dots.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 03:31
Well, perhaps you could pass some of those pills along.

I couldn't keep up with them tenkani.  How have you been?  I was just about to send a thread out looking for you.

I've been so lonely I had to go over to DV and read that filth for a while.  I thought I saw Isis's handle but it's probably not her eh?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 03:32
aww *hug* It's okay. I'll send you some pills.!! but Shhhhh It's a secret.  alrighty.? I am a bit bored waititng for slow Himitsu, she is doing a project too.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 03:33
How long have you girls known each other?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 03:36
hmmm about 4 years. but we got into fights where we didn't talk for like half a year, i think twice. Lol.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 03:40
Hmm.  Sounds like girlfriends.  Well it's cool that you guys can hang out here and let your imaginations run wild.  It's interesting for us to read as well.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 03:44
Lol thanks. We write anyway, we have over 500 exercise books filled, and over 5 different storylines. We get very bored. oh when you said girlfriends, you ment Girl  Freinds right.? okay.!!^^^^
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 30 06 03:57
Chickie, I believe there's another Isis floating about on DV.
Hearing that name does bring back old Drop By memories   *single tear*
Good times...

Girlfriends, Girl Friends. It's all the same here. We're in a universal hate-free zone     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 04:00
I know.^^^^ Thats why I like this site. Not like DV.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 30 06 04:05
Spread da love.
BOOYAKA SHA!!

(http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/Ali%20G.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 04:05
Ah, that's kinda what I thought tenkani.  One can hope.

 This last hour is going to be agony.  Not that the other eleven were any better. :(
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 04:06
tenkani wrote:
Spread da love.
BOOYAKA SHA!!

HA HA.  I love him. :D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 04:07
Hey, spread da love.^^^^ I am nice to everyone, unless their evil and tic me off and then I'm spiteful.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 04:08
Yuki wrote:
Hey, spread da love.^^^^ I am nice to everyone, unless their evil and tic me off and then I'm spiteful.

We have been warned. ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 30 06 04:08
 I love you both; no joke.
Just thought I should say it before something tragic happens.
Life is short, and playing in traffic is dangerous.
Can I get an amen??
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on May 30 06 04:11
(http://www.rrcja.org/traffic_cop3.gif).
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 04:11
Amen sir.

I  love you too. :-*
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 04:12
Tenkani I love you too.!! Amen. BUt don't get hurt. You have to be safe. I'll talk to your guardian angel.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on May 30 06 04:14
My guardian angel died of a heart attack a few years ago.
Poor little fella     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/10.gif)

Ok, I'm out of here.
See ya Yuki, Root Sister and P.C.!!!!!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Yuki on May 30 06 04:16
Bye tenkani.!!!!!!!*hugs* I'll get you a new guardian angel.!! have a great night.!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 30 06 04:17
Be good tenkani and come back soon ya hear?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on May 30 06 06:33
Just thought I'd say Good evening on the Good Morn thread! Wow! Life is busy.  I am working outdoors a lot right now and I am loving it. Hope all is well with everyone! Life, better hurry up and have some FUN! Its a flash!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/25.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on May 31 06 08:44
Morning.

Nice to see ya CK!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 09:00
Good morning gang.  

Woke up this morning thinking it was Friday.  D'oh.  It's going to be a long two days.

The forum seems to be working a litle better today.  Yesterday was painful, I just gave up and went over to DV for a bit.  Man are they jealous of us. ;D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 09:29
Good morning and such.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 09:31
Hello to you.  I was begining to think I was talking to myself.  How are you on this fine day?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 01 06 09:37
Hiya Chicklet and Tenkani.

  Wasn't it so much fun there, Chicklet?  LOL!  :P
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 09:49
Hiya purelife!  I must admit that it was a little satisfying.  Kinda like old times but the kiddies have changed.  Not really my place anymore but when I'm feeling naughty I'll be sure to drop by.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 09:53
 I'm doing Ok, Root Sista.
Ok, mostly Ok. My fingers are killing me because I had a small landscaping job yesterday and my mentor had me weeding by hand for about 2 hours. It's an area that we really should just cover with horticultural fabric and toss on some wood chips, but I think my mentor realizes there's more work in it for us if we have to keep coming back and hand-weeding     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/8.gif)

How are you guys?
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 09:58
Doing alright.

Sorry about your hands.  *rubbing tenkanis palms and stretching out the fingers carefully*

I'm sure your boss just wants you guys to appreciate what you will one day have.  The power to make the underlings weed by hand for two hours. :D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 10:04
LOL!
I can't wait!  *rubbing hands together in glee*
OW!!!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 10:06
I haven't weeded for years, much less mowed lawn.  I'm the biggest, strongest person in my family and I can count how many times I've mowed the lawn on one hand.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 10:10
Careful there.

Hey questions for you root brother.  We have a very large cedar in our backyard and want to create a planter/shade garden under it.  Any suggestions for plants?  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 10:14
how big is your yard chicklet?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 10:23
Wow, it wouldn't let me post. I'll try again...

 Sportsdude, why did your family let you off the hook?

As far as shade plants under cedar, what is your climate like? How cold does it get during the winter? How many days of frost do you usually get I mean, and what's the lowest temp you usually have to suffer through?

I'll do my best, but I'll bet Gopher could give you a better idea!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 10:27
Our yard is quite big but the area we want to create is only about 22x28.  Our climate zone number is 8 and it gets to about -5 at the worst.  It's getting warmer and warmer during the winters here.  As for the frost, it's pretty minimal but we do get it from about early Nov into late march.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 10:36
They have and still do not let me do the lawn because every house I've lived in has had a huge hill in it and our lawn mowers have been known to be dangerous and they don't trust me, I'll screw something up and not make it look good.

  Backyard hill is as steep as this picture:

[A href="http://4north.no-ip.com:8080/pics/shindig03/orig/michelle_steep_hill.jpg"]http://4north.no-ip.com:8080/pics/shindig03/orig/michelle_steep_hill.jpg[/A]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 10:36
 Ok, well it makes a huge difference whether you intend to plant directly into the ground or use planters.

Cedars have massive, shallow root systems that will drink up nearby water and nutrients so if you plant into the ground it has to be something that can survive in that competitive environment.

Also, I think the soil under cedars tends to be acidic, but I'm sure Gopher would know more. That can be dealt with by adding limestone chips I believe but it's a lot of grunt work. If I were you I'd have my soil tested first of all.

Were you looking for a ground cover? Supposedly carpet bugle and english ivy can survive under cedars. Maybe vinca as well. Be careful though, because vinca major is highly invasive and a vigorous grower. Vinca minor might be a better choice, although it will take a little longer to spread.

When you mention the zone, are we talking Sunset zones here?
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 10:53
Thanks man.  Zone 8 actually refers to the climate.  We will be planting directly into the soil but we need to build a retaining wall and add soil to level out the area.  I really want something that looks forest-like and will pretty much take care of itself.  We would definately do some type of ground cover.  We have english ivy growing on a wall not far from the tree so I would probably go with something a little different.  I'm not too worried about the hard work to get it going as I'm sure the result will extremely rewarding.  I've found a couple of great web sites that give plant lists for shade areas but wanted your expert opinion tenk.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 10:54
 Can you estimate how many hours of sun the area gets per day or is it completely shaded out by the cedar foliage?

Off the top of my head, hosta, acanthis mollis (bear's breech), various ferns and impatiens will likely do well. I need to cross-check with my sunset guide though to check the zone requirements.

I found a horticultural message base and someone provided the following list:

Mahonia nervosa (Low Oregon Grape)
Polystichum munitum (Western Sword Fern)
Epimedium
Vancouveria (Inside-out Flower)
Lonicera (Honeysuckle Species)
Vaccinium parvifolium (Red Huckleberry)
Vaccinium ovatum (Evergreen Huckleberry)
Sambucus (Elderberry)
Gaultheria Shallon (Salal) - be careful, this can crowd out other plants.

Western Sword Fern will be the most successful in this competitive situation.

And here's an interersting journal/article on gardening under cedars!
http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/shade_gardening/9872
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 10:56
LOL, I know the zone refers to climate, but there are several different systems for determining climate zone. Here in the U.S., we have sunset zones and USDA zones and they are definitely NOT compatible.

In class we use the sunset zones exclusively, but that's mostly because our textbook for plant ID was the sunset western garden book    :)
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 11:04
Our sunset zone is 4.  Sorry, has it become terribly clear that I have no idea what I am doing?

The area gets about 4-5 hours of sun a day and it's afternoon sun to sun set.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 11:49
Hey, I was just reading up in my text on zone 4 and you should be happy, check this out...
"No zone grows better perennials and bulbs; people who like woodland plants and rock plants love zone 4."
woodland plants = shade plants so w00h00!!    (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)

Just checking out some of the possibilities cross-reffed with my sunset guide...

Acanthus Mollis  - Bear's Breech : Mollis isn't listed for zone 4, but its cousins Acanthus balcanicus and Acanthus spinosa are. I happen to like this plant, but it's a little weird looking so I'm sure it's a matter of personal taste. Does very well in shade. It needs water though, so if you want low-maintenance then maybe it's not the plant for you.

Hostas are another plant I love and would do well in your climate and in shade, but again, they will need watering. Have you considered setting up an automatic irrigation system?

Hydrangeas, again need water but should do well in your climate.

Sword fern is the same. Great looking, does well in shade, but under a cedar would require additional watering, especially in the summer.

I think I may have mentioned Impatiens before. I don't think they could be grown as perennials in your climate, but Gopher will know more.

Mahonia nervosa is a groundcover that might be something worth looking into, as it needs very little water and does well in the shade and in your climate. Look online for pics and maybe check it out at a nursery to see if it's the kind of plant you'd like in your woodland landscape.

Epimedium does well under trees and needs only moderate water. It might be worth looking into.

Vancouveria looks a bit like ivy and makes a nice groundcover in shady areas and actually prefers acid soil, but it needs moderate to regular water and "spreads slowly", unlike ivy. I guess it might come down to how quickly you'd like to see results.

 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 12:11
Thank you so much tenkani!  Invaluble information.  I am very excited about the idea, now I just have to execute it.  I have 4 weeks off coming up and will probably start working on it then.  Is it okay to start a new garden this late in the season?  I'll be sure to keep you updated and pick your brain if that's okay.  If I could figure out how to post pics I could do a before and after.  That will be my mission this afternoon.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 12:16
I don't think it's too late to start...well, Ok starting in early spring would have been nice but nothings perfect right?

The thing you really want to avoid is having new plants in the ground when the first frost comes. The more settled they are by the time the first cold snap hits the better.

Get your soil tested.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 01 06 12:18
Hello green thumbed friends.....this all sounds so excting

  Sacred site of green thumbs

  [img style="WIDTH: 253px; HEIGHT: 393px" height=502 alt="Sacred Site for Green Thumb Worshippers" src="http://collections.ic.gc.ca/waic/jajohn/jajohn04.jpg" width=345]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 12:20
Yes Sir!  Will do.  

I think if I can do it sooner (like in the next two weeks) rather than later the plants should be well on their way to being established before the first frost.  But hey, this is Vancouver.  The saying "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes."  was made for us.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 01 06 12:30
These ferns cover the forest floor everywhere in my yard......as they thrive naturally in sunshine and shadow, and are plentiful around a cedar forest, they can make nice 'filler' ( and I'm sure you can find an area where you could gently 'liberate' a couple)

  [img height=193 src="http://www.enoriver.org/eno/wildflowers/Christmas%20Fern.jpg" width=276]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 12:40
Thanks P.C.  I really like ferns and they are one of the first plants I think of when I think of the forest.

If you don't mind me asking, what part of the lower mainland do you live in?  I know that there are not many houses left that sit on that kind of land.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 01 06 01:40
You're so right Chicklet....that kind of property on the lower mainland IS becoming scarce.....well if not scarce, unaffordable.  I live on the the Island.....lots of affordable foresty properties here. (I bought in 88, compared to todays' prices, they almost gave it to me...lol)

  I was pretty strapped for cash in those days, so made do with native plants.  Lupins, columbine, foxgloves and various wildflowers.....and of course lots of ferns.  It seems if you change their 'wild' or natural situation and plant them as you would a more 'formal' garden....it becomes quite lovely.  (and very little is needed from the nursery each year to fill in some splashes of colour)  Mostly I add planters and hanging baskets and that's all I really need.  oh yeah....and lots of hostas.  They DO like their water, but can tolerate LONG periods of drought.

  Your ideas sound like you're heading in the right direction......good for you.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 02:19
P.C., I like the way you think.
I love your plant choices    :)

And yeah, unfortunately a lot of the better looking selections will require at least some additional water which is why I asked about the possibility of installing an irrigation system.

A simple drip irrigation system can be fine tuned so that the cost of water is pretty minimal and if you're planting under a water-hungry, shallow-rooted tree it makes sense.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 02:23
Yeah an irrigation system would definately be something we could do but I have no problem standing in my lovely backyard with a hose for a while every other day.  I like to putter in the garden but don't know enough to have a graden that needs really specific care and lots of fuss.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 02:32
Pardon my ignorance but why would someone need an irrigation system in Vancouver of all places?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 02:34
Hey.  Watch it. >:(  lol

The garden will be situated under a large cedar tree and stays pretty dry so it may need some extra help.  Besides, it's hot and dry in late spring and all summer.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 02:37
Not a dumb question, dude.
Cedars have very hungry, shallow roots so the soil under them tends to be drier than the surrounding landscape.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 02:41
Never saw a cedar tree til I went to Seattle and it blew my mind.  Anyway you guys don't know hot is until you've lived in the midwest.  It was 95 F (35 C) yesterday with 100% humidity and a hot breeze to no breeze at all and its not even July or August yet!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 02:47
Yowza. No thanks     (http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_dead.gif)

I'm really particular about climate and I wouldn't survive long in a hot/humid area.
TIME TO MOVE SPORTSDUDE!!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 02:52
Tell me about! Can't stand the people, the weather, city or the landscape!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 02:56
Come on over to the left coast, amigo!!  
 (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 02:57
I have a cedar with your name on it.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 01 06 03:09
Fiesta!!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 03:12
ROFL.
You know you spend too much time on message bases when every other comment reminds you of a funny forum pic     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 01 06 03:23
LOL, tenkani.....I bet you're looking for it right now.

  I just went for a drive along the beach, and the skies opened up lak hek !!!!!  WOW...it was impressive.....now everything smells so good.

  I'm a putterer too Chicklet.  I can spend hours on end fussing in the garden but my knowlege doesn't come close to my patience.  I think gardening on any level is the most gratifying, of all things.  I never wear gloves as I love the feel of the soil (and the smell of good soil too).  It's such a peaceful....almost spritual feeling to be playing in the earth.

  I hope you learn to post your pics.....before and afters would be wonderful.  (and when you learn how, pass it on...lol)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 03:25
I will pass along that info P.C.  You would think that I would have figured it out by now.  Too lazy I guess.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 03:53
Chicklet, are you here?
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Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 04:02
tenkani?  Are you here?  How are you?  You seem like a very nice man.  Do you want to be a designer?  I think you would make a very good designer, especially a fashion designer.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 04:13
Funny you should mention that.
I did design a series of patriotic C-rings a while back, but no one seemed interested.
I'm wearing the maple leaf ring right now.
Meet?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 04:17
Absolutely.  Here?  Or there?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 05:09
I swear to Xenu, one of these days DV is going to lose me my job.
Just you wait.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 01 06 05:16
Thank you so much for this tenk.  I am almost off for the day so if I disapear you will know why.

Let's do it again real soon.   ;D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 05:20
Anytime, my little persian princess  (http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/frenchyf1.gif)
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 01 06 05:23
Funny you should mention that.
I did design a series of patriotic C-rings a while back, but no one seemed interested.
I'm wearing the maple leaf ring right now.
Meet?



  Lor tenkani!! Just a single maple leaf.... say it isn't so!

  Woops. Gotta run. Just thought I'd drop by and let everyone know I'm not dead yet.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 01 06 05:31
[span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(191, 0, 191);"]LIIIIIIIIIIIIISE!!!! [/span](http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_shock.gif)(http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_shock.gif)(http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_shock.gif)[span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(191, 0, 191);"][/span][span style="color: rgb(191, 0, 191);"][/span](http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_shock.gif)
Come back and talk to us when you have more time pls!!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 01 06 08:06
Missing you lot like crazy. It's been hectic lately. Dunno where the time flies.

  Anyways, I'll check back when I have more time. TTYL.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 06:57
Aaaaarrrrrgggggg !!!!  DS is painfully too slow for me today.  I get blank pages with cut off ads and too many minutes between pages.....SO, while I'm here, GOOD MORNING !!!!!

  [img style="WIDTH: 180px; HEIGHT: 171px" height=396 src="http://www.marianrubin.com/images/Black%20Coffee.jpg" width=356]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 08:14
Good Morning P.C!  I know what you mean about the slowness.  It had actually been okay for me yesterday afternoon but now its slowed right down again.  *sigh*  What you up to today lady?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 09:21
I'm easing into the day, Chicklet.  I can't decide what to do with myself.  I often suffer this when there are SO many things to do.  I think I'll pot up the last of my planters and have a chat with my climbing hydrangea, who has yet to grasp the concept of climbing.  I'm considering some form of bondage with the insubordinate little weed.   Then, maybe a little raking, a little sweeping a little weeding and  Mother nature took care of the watering yesterday.

  And you ???  Working today ?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 09:34
Yep, workin'.  But it's Friday and I have dinner plans with friends so I'm just looking forward to that.

I had a dream about my forest garden last night.  I can't wait to start.

I didn't know there was such a  thing as a climbing Hydrangea.  I really like the flowers.  I have friend who has one in her front yard and it grows like crazy.  Just give yours a stern talking to and I'm sure it wil snap into action and climb unitl you can't see the top.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 09:52
Ohhh, dinner plans....NICE. Anywhere special, or are you cooking ?

  Climbing hydrangea has flowers more like the 'lace cap' variety.  I have one on each side of an arched arbour....one is doing well, the other is behaving like it's bratty little sister.  Perhaps that's all the more reason to pay it some attention.  (I'm going to give it an extra pinch of Miracle Grow, and I'll use ribbon instead of twine to tie up the little bas.....I mean....the nice little plant)

  Starting a new project is always exciting, especially when you have a vision.  I like the idea of a woodland garden to honour your cedar.  I think we shouldn't fight with what we have.  Of course people DO have gardens where they can plant pretty much what ever they like, but when the basic necessities like sunlight, and water aren't all they should be.....just go with it.  There's always something that like to grow somewhere.  (I think that's why my hydrangea is rebelling)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 10:00
Good morning and such.
Hope you fine folks are doing well!
I just realized why Gopher hasn't chimed in about the shade garden.
He's out of town!! D'oh. I have a mind like a steel sieve.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 10:09
Oh my dearest tenkani.  Don't fret, we all have a little mind slip once and a while.  It's called getting older.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 10:13
I know when to chime in about gardening.........when all the experts are away.  I'll tell you anything you need to know *as long as tenkani or Gopher aren't here*.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 10:15
LOL.  I happen to think you are an expert.  If you deal with it everyday, in your own yard, then in my books, you are an expert.  You know what works and what hasn't and all the little tricks you've used to make your yard lovely.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 10:23
Kind of like the master of your domain ????  ROFLROFLROFL

  That's all you need to know, is how to manage the space you have.  With the time I have left over, I can go and admire the gardens of those who know what they're doing.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 10:24
Gaaawwwwd, that took FOREVER to reply.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 10:26
Chicklet EXACTLY!
P.C. I would trust your opinion over my own any day.
Like I said, I have almost ZERO practical experience     :(
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 10:49
I would more than happy to share my 'experience' with you tenkani. ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 10:55
Sometimes you frighten me, Chicklet.
Be gentle.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 02 06 11:04
Chicklet doesn't frighten me!! just kidding...sorry...She actually makes my heart skip beats!

  Hi ten and nucks sis!

  omgitsbeenawhile!

  Loving work right now. Out in the Rockies a lot! So beautiful. Also Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is a buzz, feels like a different universe than the Canada I grew up in.  Slow paced and very much has its own beauty.

Back home for some rest and FUN! Hope everyone's Friday is cool!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 11:09
CK!!!!!  Howdy buddy.  Sounds like things are really great for you right now.  I'm so glad.  So I guess you have a very happy GF eh?  Has she been rubbing it in much?  Cause if she has, I can come out there and 'talk' to her.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 11:10
tenkani wrote:
Sometimes you frighten me, Chicklet.
Be gentle.
 


Don't be frightened.  I would never,never hurt you or let anyone else hurt you.  Ever!  (Does that sound a little stalkerish to anyone?)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 02 06 11:12
Has she been rubbing it in much?

  Not really since her Flames died a long time ago. But she has been rubbing something..(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/10.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 02 06 11:22
..scare everyone away?

ten and chicklet

*big butt squeezes*, I am off, my network at work is too slow to use DS right now.

  Miss both of you!

  P.C., Lise, kitten, everyone else! You also!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 11:25
Sorry, my bad.  For some reason I thought she was and Edmonton fan.  Oops.

Be good and come back soon, we miss you too.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 11:28
W00h00! I'm back. Was off poking around on the 8th ring of hell.
Hi CK!!!!  Sounds like you've been communing with nature and whatnot. I'm jealous!    :0

Chicklet, clue me in.

 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 11:31
Nothing to clue into.  It makes sense to me and that's the way I like it.

I think maybe I should go away for a while.  Have some lunch and maybe get some fresh air.

See ya on the flip side.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 11:34
Rats....missed you CK.  Glad to hear everything sounding so bright !!! [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]          
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 11:36
Chicklet!!!
I'm so confused...so very confused.
Can ya help a brutha out??    (http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_shock.gif)

Please PM me before my brain explodes.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 11:36
I'm thinkin it was hockey-speak, tenkani....lol.  (not 'ICE' hockey....remember....just hockey)

  How are your weed ravaged hands today?    
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 11:39
That which does not kill your fingers...

They are much better, thanks.
I have another landscaping job tomorrow. If they aren't recovered by then I'll be in a world of hurt.

Chicklet, I love you baby. Don't do this to me.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 02 06 11:51
You should get some 'gardeners friend'.  I think Burt Bees makes it.  You put it on before you weed....then Tiger Balm after.  Look after them....I'm paying for treating mine like they were replacable.

  DS is running TOO SLOW for me....it's making me crazy.

  Well back to the garden for me.....good luck on your job tomorrow tenkani, lucky boy.  Now that's a job that wouldn't feel like a job.    
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 12:09
Thanks, P.C.!!
Great advice!
Have a peaceful and relaxing weekend, sister    (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 12:19
tenk.  Check your PM dude. ;D
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Legion on Jun 02 06 03:23
i'm in a bit of a bad mood. thought maybe this thread might cheer me up.

nope. lol.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 03:26
Sorry dude.  We'll try harder next time.  Can I get you anything?  A beverage perhaps?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Legion on Jun 02 06 03:29
lol. how about a nice cup of stfu. lol  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 02 06 03:30
Cumming right up.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 03:30
 LEGION!!!!

(http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/stfu_02.jpg)
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Legion on Jun 02 06 03:38
Ha Ha. Yeah I thought this thread would make me happy for some reason.

I wuz wrong. Hey Chicklet. See you @ DV!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 02 06 03:42
Legion, PM me if you want to talk.
Or not.
You're going to let one idiotic mod turn you into an electronic killing machine?
Remember how you always used to tell me all this stuff was meaningless???
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 02 06 07:10
(http://www.animalpicturesarchive.com/Arch03/1114359346.jpg)

  [FONT size=6]Wassup tenkani?!?!?![/FONT]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 03 06 02:25
tenkani wrote:
W00h00! I'm back. Was off poking around on the 8th ring of hell.
Hi CK!!!!  Sounds like you've been communing with nature and whatnot. I'm jealous!    :0

Hey buddy.

 Work has been taking me to some beautiful places. Unfortunately, with my job, I some of man's laziness in protecting the environment. But all in all, two thumbs up on spending time in the mountains.

 How is the horticulture? I am thinking a trip to California this fall. Friends, family, and some California warmth in October would be sweet,
 


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 03 06 07:53
CK CK CK CK CK CK CK CK CK to infinity and beyond!!!!

  Boy, do I miss you dear lad! Where have you been? Too busy, eh? Well, that's understandable. Missing you tons!!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 03 06 09:33
Lise wrote:
CK CK CK CK CK CK CK CK CK to infinity and beyond!!!!



Boy, do I miss you dear lad! Where have you been? Too busy, eh? Well, that's understandable. Missing you tons!!![/DIV]
 Where have I been? Just dreaming..about Lise! *sigh*.

Miss you too. I am busy as normal I guess. I am just doing more outdoor work this season. This weekend is a chill out weekend. Taking it easy.

*kisses on the Lady Sith*

  Hopefully we are on at the same time soon. Later Homey!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 05 06 07:56
Good morning everyone.  Hope you all had a great weekend.  When is the next one and how fast can it get here??????

Hate Monday mornings..............................
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:26
I love Mondays!  I got to sleep in, had a leisurely breakfast, and read the paper and did puzzles.  I also drank a LOT of coffee.  Wonderful day!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:30
Exactly the opposite here. My first day back after a holiday, the garden looks like a jungle and at work there's too much to do, too many unanswered phone calls to sort out, too much unanswered post, too many visitors, too much chaos created in my absence and too much apathy within.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 05 06 10:35
   [span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]How is the horticulture? I am thinking a trip to California this fall. Friends, family, and some California warmth in October would be sweet,

[/span]Hi, CK!!! I set up a grow light in my room for seedlings and now every morning I wake up and stare in wonder at my babies! What a way to say hello to the world!   :0[span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]

[/span]What part of California were you thinking of visiting?? Better hurry! A lot of regions aren't so sunny and warm for very long    :P

HELLO LISE AND CHICKLET AND GOPHER AND KITTEN AND ANYONE ELSE LURKING IN THE BACKGROUND!!!!  

WELCOME BACK GOPHIE!!!!!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:38
Good morning, everyone!  Good luck with your "babies", tenkani.  Don't grow lights use a lot of energy?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:38
Gophie?????

  Thanks Tenki  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 05 06 10:40
*crossing "gophie" off from book of approved terms*

Most grow lights burn a lot of juice.
I found a T5 Flourescent fixture that is only 40 or 50 watts.
Low-power but extremely high-efficiency.
The lights aren't bright enough to grow throughout the life of the plant, but from seed to seedling (maybe a little more, we'll see) they are perfect (so they tell me).
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 10:46
Will the seedlings be able to grow in shady areas?  I believe you said you had a problem with adequate sunlight.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:48
Are we still talking Zinnias, or did you give birth to another variety during my absence?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 05 06 10:52
Whether seedlings will grow in shady areas is something I intend to find out. LOL

Actually, my problem isn't so much shade, per say, as lots of fog at different times of the year. Actually, there is also a nearby huge tree that shades the yard, but only part of the day.

In my room I'm growing Zinnias (3 different varieties), a sprinkle of wildflower mix just for fun and some coleus because I love them dearly.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 05 06 10:54
tenkani wrote:
Whether seedlings will grow in shady areas is something I intend to find out. LOL

Actually, my problem isn't so much shade, per say, as lots of fog at different times of the year. Actually, there is also a nearby huge tree that shades the yard, but only part of the day.

In my room I'm growing Zinnias (3 different varieties), a sprinkle of wildflower mix just for fun and some coleus because I love them dearly. [FONT color=#ff0000]Me too - they remind me of the days of lost innocence.[/FONT]
 
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 05 06 10:59
[font color="#ff0000"][span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"] they remind me of the days of lost innocence.[/span]

[span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]Is there a story here?[/span][br style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"][span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]If so I'd love to hear it    [/span][/font][img style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" src="/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif[/img][span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"] [/span]  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 06 11:00
I love zinnias.  They are a beautiful flower.

  Gopher, you said something about lost innocence?  I wasn't aware you had any to begin with!   lol  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 12:24
tenkani wrote:
[FONT color=#ff0000][SPAN style="FONT-WEIGHT: bold; FONT-STYLE: italic"]they remind me of the days of lost innocence.[/SPAN]

[SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"]Is there a story here?[/SPAN][BR style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"][SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"]If so I'd love to hear it [/SPAN][/FONT]

 [FONT color=#ff0000][SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"].....................   [/SPAN][/FONT][img style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)" src="/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif[/img][SPAN style="COLOR: rgb(0,0,0)"] [/SPAN]  


 Maybe when you've known me for another five years or so.....(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/9.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 02:57
[FONT face="Arial Black" color=#ff0000 size=7]666!!![img style="WIDTH: 220px; HEIGHT: 155px" height=87 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Angry/7.gif" width=165 border=0] [/FONT]  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 04:44
Happy 666!  They should declare this a national holiday, don't you think?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 06:57
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxdm824DFCA" target=_blank][img alt=BBQ src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_72.gif[/img][/A] Good morning.  It's going to be a beautiful sunny day, so enjoy it and go sit in the sunshine for lunch.





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Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Future Canadian on Jun 06 06 07:05
Kitten you are at 999 posts (666 upside down). One more and you're a HERO!  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 06 06 07:07
It's absolutely stunning out there.  I don't think I'm going to wait till lunch to get outside.  I'm going to get a coffee (rarely do I do that) and go up to the common area office deck and watch the city crawl to life.

  I love starting work before rush hour hits.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Future Canadian on Jun 06 06 07:11
Ooops never mind. You already are a hero. DUH!
I'd better go get some more coffee....
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 06 06 07:31
Morning.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 08:23
1000 posts!!!  Does that make me a double hero, or does it mean I talk waaaayy too much?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: weird al on Jun 06 06 08:23
A good pre-noon time-frame to everyone. A stunning day all right. I'm stunned by it all!  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 08:37
 
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Coffee, Chicklet?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 08:43
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Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 06 06 08:55
Thanks kitten.  I need it in the worst way. :-[
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 09:02
BOO!!!

  How's everyone this boootiful  morning?!?!?!

  Just mowed the lawn yesterday. Yes. Me.... pregnant and mowing the lawn. I have the POWER! Hubby had a bad back, NOBODY wants to do the job.... I guess with the booming house market, there's no lawnmower guys to be hired. Sucky.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 06 06 09:14
Hiya Lise!  Nice to see you.  I was going to ask you how you were feeling but if you're mowing the lawn then I'm sure you're doing okay.  Any 'morning' sickness?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 09:17
Heya Lady Chicklet!

  No, no morning sickness. Not really. Been fine except maybe for the 1st trimester. A bit of morning sickness but unable to vomit. That's a bad feeling to have all day long.

  I've been fine. Going into my 6th month and have a little bump to show for all. * heh *

  Unable to eat all the goodies. Have just been dignosed with gestational diabetes. Horrah. (sarcasm) Now I can't eat sweets, candies and plain carbs (noodles, pasta and rice!).... ah well.

  How about you? Anything new on the home front?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 06 06 09:20
Oh Lise.  I'm sorry to hear that.  You be sure to take care of yourself.  Did you have the diabetes with your first?

Not too much is new.  I am looking forward to 4 weeks off coming up and our powder room is almost finished.  It has taken months.  I was watching that Extreme Make Over- Home Edition and was quite bummed that it takes them a week to build an entire house and us 3 months to finish a powder room.   Bah!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 09:26
Oh Lise.  I'm sorry to hear that.  You be sure to take care of yourself.  Did you have the diabetes with your first?

    Yep. Unfortunately with gestational diabetes, if you have one with the first, the chances of getting it again with the second is the same. So no big surprise there.

  I just have to watch my diet (hah! try saying that to someone who's mind is constantly on food) and do a lot of exercise. It's ok because overall, I do feel better and healthier. I get to go out, enjoy my walks and get a variety of food. It' amazing how much calories are out there - we take food for granted all the time so when you're hit with something like this, it makes you wonder about the things we consume without a second thought.

   

Not too much is new.  I am looking forward to 4 weeks off coming up and our powder room is almost finished.  It has taken months.  I was watching that Extreme Make Over- Home Edition and was quite bummed that it takes them a week to build an entire house and us 3 months to finish a powder room.  Bah!

    Oh how nice. I wish I had the time and funds to do up our house. Most of what we have go into the kids. Your place must really look nice by now.

  That's the thing with Extreme Make-Over though. They have like a thousand and one crew who would do the work 24 hours, non-stop. You can accomplished many things if you had that.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 06 06 09:40
Lise, are you here?
Chicklet, are you here?

Happy Tuesday!!!!

Lise, so good to see you around again!!
Sorry about the diabetes thing.
So you've told us what you CAN'T eat, what CAN you eat??

Lunch plans?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 06 06 10:14
Tenkani!!!!  You can't talk about lunch in here.  Geez, some people.  ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 06 06 10:16
Brunch?  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 10:19
Lise wrote:
Unable to eat all the goodies. Have just been dignosed with gestational diabetes. Horrah. (sarcasm) Now I can't eat sweets, candies and plain carbs (noodles, pasta and rice!).... ah well.

   Lise, if you check the drug stores there are lots of sweets for diabetics, including chocolate bars.  You don't have to give them up, just change the type of candy.  I look after a diabetic and have to check labels carefully.  If you bake, Sugar Twin is good and measures the same as sugar.

 Good Luck, and happy pregnancy.


   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 10:59
Sugar Twin and pregnancy?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:16
Sure.  They go together like cats and witches.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 11:17
I was more thinking on the lines of twins and pregnancies.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 06 06 11:18
As in.....double your pleasure????
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 06 06 11:19
Sort of...
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 03:29
Hi all,

  Sorry had to spring away for a tad. When you have a toddler that demands attention, you gotta shut down and go.

  I hear you.... diabetic sugars. For some reason, they're a heck lot sweeter than I can stomach. I don't understand why they're made sweeter than normal sugar.

  Besides I'm trying to stay away from artificial sweetner. Aspartame and what have you not is not very good for pregnant women. At least that's what I heard. Just to be on the safe side.

  Thanks for all the helpful tips.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 03:35
hope you don't have any hills in that lawn of yours.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 03:36
Small hills, Mr. SD. Minor bumps along the way. One day I'm gonna rip all the lawn out and add pebbles and gravel. Damn grass grows so fast.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 03:40
Ah when 2.0 and 3.0 grow up they can do it.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 03:46
By the time they're old enough to do it, they'll just say, "Ah ma, just let the robots do it."
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 06 06 03:50
(http://www.generation5.org/content/2005/images/robomov2.png)

     
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 06 06 04:00
Awesome that's just what I need. A cute looking man. *heh*
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 07 06 07:41
Good Morning all.  It's another beautiful day here in Van.  Here's to hoping it's a better day than yesterday...  Cheers!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 07 06 07:53
So far so good!

  I wanna go outside and play.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 07:55
Good Morning lovely DSers.  I woke up this morning thinking it was Saturday. :'(  The next two days are gonna SUCK.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 07:56
Morning all. Nice to see you guys. Am home with a sick toddler. Blah. Had to take the day off. *sigh*

  Lovely to see all the loving going on with DV Mods.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 06 07:58
Good morning Chicklet !  This IS my Saturday....and not a moment too soon.  Just had 5 days of 12 and 13 hour shifts.  Gawwwd I can't handle that kind of stuff anymore.

  Chin up Chicklet....only one and a half days til Saturday.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a077.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 06 07:59
....and a good morning to Lise and Some Chick too !!!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:05
Greetings PC. What's new with you, girl?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 08:09
Thanks P.C.  I'll try.  It's been a pretty intense week for me at work but I am done this job next week and then it's 4 weeks off.  Woo hooo!!!!!

Hiya Lise!  Hope it's nothing too serious.  Hopefully your little one will sleep today and you can relax and try to enjoy some of this day.

Anyone have big plans for the weekend?  It's supposed to be really nice.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:13
Yo, Ms. Chicklet! Doing anyting with your four long weeks?

  Lise Jr. is fine. Woke up with a fever, gave her Advil and is now sleeping it off. Thanks for asking.

  Hopefully, Lise Jr. will be ok to go to the Vancouver Aquarium this weekend. Hurray for the sunny weather!

  What about your plans?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:13
Hey ladies, how's the morning going?  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 08:14
SD!!!!!  Things are just okay.  And you?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:15
Hey Mr. SD. Who's the man-avantar?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:15
could be better, tired of news.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:16
Gordon Lightfoot - Canada's version of Bob Dylan.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:18
But of course. Wow. You know Gordon? I never heard of him till I came here. *meep*

  Media's blowing the terrorist act in Ontario. You can't get anywhere but hear about our 'home-grown terrorist'. Sigh. Perhaps a sign of things to come??
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:23
I think there is a lot of sensationalism going on considering there had been 12 raids in the past 2 years and nobody ever heard of anything.  And just by going to the canadian media sites you can tell who's trying to push the sensationalism 'run for your life mentality' and who isn't.

CTV and Globe and Mail are doing that.

The Star isn't.

CBC isn't.

And I don't check the CanWest papers but I can garuntee they are pushing wall to wall coverage because of there political leanings.

Its gotten so bad at CTV.ca that I've boycotted it for the time being.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 06 08:24
Poor Lise Jr.  It's always tough seeing the little munchkins sick, Lise.  

  Howdy Sportsdude !!!!!  Haven't had much of a chat with you in a long time......how is every little thing with you ?

  No big plans for me this weekend Chicklet.....maybe a start on ripping my deck up.  We'll see.  How about you ?  How is the 'cedar tree' garden coming along ?  Have you had much chance to get at it ?  Spring is flying by too quickly and I find I haven't been taking the time to smell the roses.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c015.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:29
Oh I don't know listen to some music finish this class I am taking (plans for weekend).  Kind of been having a down week but atleast I don't work for another week.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 08:30
Oh P.C.  The shade garden has not progressed except in my head.  With my four weeks off I will strive to accomplish something.  Hope you enjoy the weekend, it's going to be a sunny one.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:37
Listening to the news is depressing these days. I hope the case will come to a close soon. I can't help but feel that if we get the troops out of Afghanistan, this wouldn't be happening. Ah well.  A new chapter to add to Canadian history.

  I know what you guys mean about the garden. Geez. I have so much work ahead of me and it seems like the weeds are winning. Hell... I can't even spray my garden this year because I'm pregnant.

  I need to pull two plum trees from my yard. Don't know what to replace them with? Any ideas?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:39
What kind of Plum trees were they?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 08:40
Are they big trees Lise?  What kind of sun exposure do they get?
 Tenkani or Gopher are the ones you really want to ask but I'll give my two cents if you want.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:42
European plum trees. They're growing like crazy. It seems everytime I trim them back, they sprout new branches the following week. Can't keep up with them.

  Not in a sunny spot too but they're side by side. Have thorns on the trunks which I hate. I want a plant that's evergreen in the winter months but can flower in the spring or summer.

  Maybe I'll ask tenkani and Gopher next time.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:44
Well I guess I can't help you considering the only trees around here (midwest) are oak trees and dogwoods.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:50
Ah, no worries. I'll find something eventually.

  Anyone going away this year? Like overseas or something like that?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 08 06 08:51
I love dogwoods.  They are our national (or whatever you would call it) tree SD.  Did you know that?  It's illegal to cut them down and pull flowers from then.  I have no idea what the punishment is but I'm sure it's something like thay cut off your hands the same way you cut down the tree.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 08:54
Dogwoods can grow out of hand at times but they sure are pretty to look at.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:54
They are? I thought they were only in Missouri.  Its the state tree.  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 08:56
Lise wrote:
 Ah, no worries. I'll find something eventually.

  Anyone going away this year? Like overseas or something like that?[/DIV]
 Maybe but doubt it. If I did it would only be by myself and thats no fun.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 09:01
Sportsdude wrote:
Lise wrote:
Ah, no worries. I'll find something eventually.



Anyone going away this year? Like overseas or something like that?[/DIV]
 Maybe but doubt it. If I did it would only be by myself and thats no fun.

    There's a lotta things you can do on your own, SD. If you go on a tour group, you'll end up making friends and who knows.... perhaps a little romance on the side too. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/4.gif)

  I went on a Contiki tour to Europe and made some friends. A couple broke up... the girl found someone there she really liked...... so you never know.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 09:04
Oh never thought of a tour group. I was thinking of me just flying to vancouver and wondering around B.C. until my passport ran out or something. In other words 'get lost', which is impossible because I was born with a map in my head.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 08 06 09:06
You do that, amigo. Drop me a line if you're ever in town.

  Anyways, Lise Jr. just woke up. Bye! Take care all!!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 06 09:10
Good morning.  There seem to be quite a few people on here this morning so I'll greet you collectively instead of individually.  Ignore all the clouds.  I'm sure they don't really mean to be blocking our sunlight.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 08 06 09:24
I was overly optimistic at 6:30 this morning when I came to work and opted for just a suede blazer.

  It's... CHILLY!  But, if I'd worn layers of fleece, the sun would come out at 2pm when I'm walking home and I'd broil.  ;)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 08 06 09:30
Rather be freezing then sweating up a storm. But then thats me, I like the cold. For instance I can't go outside today because the sun hurts my eyes and its too hot.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 12 06 08:33
Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a lovely weekend.

I see this board was invaded over the weekend.  I have to say I am uncomfortable with the new 'feel'.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: 007 on Jun 12 06 08:51
Sorry for my dumb contribution (so far) if I am included in that. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/3.gif)

  Didn't realise that there are already so many threads about DV.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 12 06 09:02
Hey 007, don't be so hard on yourself.  I was referring to Superstar.  You can talk about whatever you want here.  Oh, and by the way.  Welcome!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 12 06 09:59
Chicklet wrote:
Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a lovely weekend.

I see this board was invaded over the weekend.  I have to say I am uncomfortable with the new 'feel'.
 .....[FONT color=#0000bf]..[/FONT]

[FONT color=#0000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#0000bf]Me too[/FONT]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 12 06 10:02
Gopher wrote:
Chicklet wrote:
Good Morning everyone.  Hope you had a lovely weekend.

I see this board was invaded over the weekend.  I have to say I am uncomfortable with the new 'feel'.
.....[FONT color=#0000bf]..[/FONT]

[FONT color=#0000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#0000bf]Me too[/FONT]

[FONT color=#0000bf][/FONT]

[FONT color=#000000]Sometimes penetration can be a good thing. *snicker snicker snicker*(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif) [/FONT]

  We do need more injection into this site though. More traffic, more ppl... more posts. I'm all for it.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 10:53
I really dislike those people (sub-humans) that think it's fun to display their ignorance.  They are in the same category as the graffiti writers, IMO.

Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Lise on Jun 12 06 11:04
kitten wrote:
I really dislike those people (sub-humans) that think it's fun to display their ignorance.  They are in the same category as the graffiti writers, IMO.

 

 That is true but I'm for rooting anything that will speed DS traffic up. Too bad we can't just smithe all the guests that come in here for fun.


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 06 11:07
I still think that everyone should have to register before they can post.  Keep the riff-raff out.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 12 06 11:30
Well TehBorken can make more message boards. Have one that only registered users can post in and one that un registered and registered can post in.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 12:11
Good idea, Sportsdude.

  Maybe Teh Borken will consider this????
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 13 06 12:19
Hmmm, I guess I can see both sides.
My understanding of TB's position was that since DS didn't have much trolling, there was really no need to have mandatory registration (someone please correct me if I'm wrong).

With the recent influx of new users, I admit that we've gotten some posters that are a bit...rough around the edges. Personally, at this point I don't have a problem with that, and don't see a need to "fix" it by restricting access.

Your mileage may vary.
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 06 12:31
well good night sd needs to sleep. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 13 06 01:08
Good night, sweet prince!!    (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 13 06 08:51
Good Morning all!  How is everyone this morning?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 13 06 09:21
Hi there!
Uhhh, I'm waiting for my first cup of tea to cool so I can get some caffeine gremlins in my system.
I think I'm going to have to buy a pepsi though, cause I'm falling asleep in my chair.

How about you?
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 13 06 09:24
I'm good!  Today is my last day on this job and I can't wait to get out.  Hopefully I will be able to leave early and start my four weeks off.  Yippeeeeee!  I have big plans I tell ya.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 09:45
Congratulations, there's hardly anything better than leaving a job!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 13 06 09:47
 4...Weeks???

(http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/party.gif)

Tell me tell me tell me tell me!!!!!11
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 13 06 09:51
I know I'm so very excited.  I'll need a couple of days to recoup and catch up on some sleep but then it's a free for all.  I have appointments that I have to make, a shade garden to create and people to re-connect with.  I love what I do but it's pretty intense and takes up a lot of my time.  I'm also glad each gig only lasts a few months.  The only sucky part is having to look for a job constantly.  I don't know how people can work at the same place, with the same people for years and years.  I love the constant change.  If you don't like someone, just wait a couple of months and you don't have to see them again.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 13 06 10:02
W00h00!! Sounds like a fantastic career!
Good luck with the shade garden, the mingling with old friends and the relaxation!!
I would kill to have 4 weeks off in the summer!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 13 06 10:08
Ah, old friends - I count mine the most priceless of all I have accumulated in my life. Cherish them!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 19 06 03:21
(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)

  Good Night for me Good morning for you...
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 20 06 08:30
Good Morning kids!  Hope all is well.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 20 06 08:45
I'm having a great day!  Been at work for almost 3 hours and made about $1200.

  :)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 20 06 09:54
Some Chick, I'm impressed!
If you ever have trouble finding ways to spend all that cash shoot me a PM!!

Happy Tuesday!!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 20 06 10:13
;)

  It's spent.  Between my daughter and my mortgage...

  I'm always going to have to work.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 20 06 10:23
That must be a great feeling to make that much in a few hours, some chick.

  One day, I will be working for myself.  I already have something in mind....
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 20 06 10:43
The best part is that every time I make money, another organization in the US is better equipped to raise the funds they need for their non-profit activities.  

  I like being part of a ripple effect.

  Eventually I would like my own business as well.  I am planning on running it with my daughter when she's old enough and taken the schooling for it.  That's another reason I need to earn alot.  Schooling a kidlet ain't cheap.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 06 02:02
Well I make 21 dollars an hour but sadly I only work 2hrs a day.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 20 06 02:04
[span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]sadly I only work 2hrs a day.[/span]

Actually, I'm impressed.
Most days I don't work at all     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 06 02:13
Yeah but I work when most people in the northern hemisphere are sleeping.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 20 06 02:26
And how does that make you feel?  
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 06 03:07
Not good. I don't get any social interaction because I work alone. Just me and the BBC World Service and talking to myself. This why I've become pretty good in british and irish accents. Always listen to World Update at 4am ct/2am pt time with Dan Damon. Then I watch BBC World News on BBC America from 5ct am to 8ct.  But the worst thing about the job is the sleep schedule. I can't seem to get things going during the day. I'm pretty sluggish.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 21 06 06:43
*Yawns and stretches*

  *Checks e-mail*

  *Listens to co-workers working their little bums off*

  *Sips iced tea while considering Starbuck's across the street from her window*

  *Looks for her newspaper*

  *Scratches her eyelid*

  *Picks up the phone*

  Mornin' all  :)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 21 06 06:46
Good morning SC.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 09:23
 Good morning you lazy f*cks     ;)
Happy Wednesday and all that.
SC, get me some coffee while you're at it, this day is draaaaaging.
Hiya, Teh!
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Some Chick on Jun 21 06 09:34
*Blink*

  Get YOU coffee?

  I have newbie I'm training that gets coffee for me.  I'll send him out for you too.  Flip me a toonie though, Starbuck's don't come freeeeeee.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 21 06 09:53
Morning!  Just dropping to say HI and get caught up.  I wouldn't want to get too far behind.

  Hope everyone is well.

  Gotta go..........................................................(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/27.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 10:02
Argghh!!
CHICKLET!!!!
[span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 191);"]OMG it was a drive-by posting and my heart was wounded in the crossfire[/span]    (http://www.motleycrow.com/ImageHost/icon_smile_sad.gif)
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Isis on Jun 21 06 11:53
*tip toes into new forum*

    [FONT color=#0000ff size=6]SURPRISE!![/FONT]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 12:00
OMFG. Now the party can finally begin!!    (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)
We missed you, Goddess!!!
What have you been doing with yourself????

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Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Isis on Jun 21 06 12:03
Howdy there pardna...I've been busy working at my new job.  Not to mention my century old computer makes me mad.

So this is where eveyone's hidding out these days....oh to be back with good friends....and to be idolized again.

  Got some grapes for me?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 12:17
Since Purelife seems to be delinquentin her duties, I'd be happy to do the honors   ;)
*feeding Isis peeled grapes*

So work is keeping you busy? Sorry to hear that. The best jobs, IMO, leave one completely free to pursue their interests while maintaining a facade of mature professionalism. Some people seem to prefer challenging careers that keep their mind and body occupied, though. Crazy...
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Isis on Jun 21 06 12:22
Work is busy...true, but it's because I work nights and end up sleeping part of the day away.  It allows me to get things done during the day before work, so it works out for me.

  So...I'm moving to Edmonton, probably in the fall sometime. Just waiting for my ICBC settlement to roll in and then I'm gone.  I figured I needed some change.  Vancouver is getting old for me.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Isis on Jun 21 06 12:23
Well I gotta go...need to do some things while I'm off today.  I'll drop in later...

ciao baby!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 12:28
Yes, please come back soon!!
Start a thread here about how much Van sucks.
You'll probably draw Swan Dive over and we'll have another soul in the bucket.
Recruit! Recruit! Recruit!
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 21 06 12:40
OMG, I missed Isis's presence.  I had to grab some lunch.  Ah well...

  Are you planning to visit CK eventually?  Why Edmonton...just curious.

  How was everyone's lunch?  For lunch, I had a chicken wrap and a chicken gumbo soup.  Yummy.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 01:03
 Wrong thread, Purelife!!!
Oh well, the Lunch thread is covered in cobwebs anyway.
Your Lunch does indeed sound YUMMY PL! I had some shrimpy noodles, corn chips and Pu Ehr tea.
Word.
   
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 21 06 01:16
Wong thread?  whutdoyamean?  I'm confused.....
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: tenkani on Jun 21 06 01:35
I meant it's not the Lunch thread, but I was only teasing.
Xenu's throne, I can't believe it's only 2:30!
Halp...
 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 21 06 01:41
Ahhh...I see.  I guess that I just have to bless you for teasing me...kee hee.... :D

  Wow!  2:40!  Yippee....I'm almost oughta here...not that I don't want to be here or something....

  I'm sore from my workout yesterday.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Isis on Jun 21 06 01:55
Hiya purelife...sorry, I had some errands to do and then lunch.  mmmm food...

  Edmonton...it's a place I haven't lived yet...still close and cheap enough to return home to the parents if needed...and there's a really great guy there waiting for me.  Plus job opportunities are better there then here for me.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: purelife on Jun 21 06 02:28
awww...that is excellent to hear, Isis.  I'm happy that things are working out for you.  Yes, I've heard great things about Edmonton.  I was planning to visit this city some time soon just to have an idea of how it is.  Vancouver sure is getting to be so damn expensive.  It's so difficult to save anything with the money I make.  Two jobs isn't enough.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 21 06 02:34
Its cold in Edmonton. That's what I heard anyway...
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Jun 22 06 12:21
Sportsdude wrote:
 Its cold in Edmonton. That's what I heard anyway...[/DIV]
 You may just have heard right. LOL
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 22 06 05:46
Sportsdude wrote:
Its cold in Edmonton. That's what I heard anyway...[/DIV]
 Winters can be cold there. Summers are pretty damn warm though. That town has some pretty cool festivals too. The Fringe, folk fest, jazz, and blues fests there are some of the best in North America.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: CK on Jun 22 06 05:48
Isis wrote:
*tip toes into new forum*





[FONT color=#0000ff size=6]SURPRISE!![/FONT][/DIV]
 WOW! *heart stops for a full minute*

  TehBorken, Isis is the Goddess of ALL! Such a sexy sweetheart. Really looks good at any angle too. She is not afraid to skip work and start a hot tub party too!! Woooohooooo!

  Hi Isis! I miss ya!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jun 28 06 12:41
OMG IT'S ISIS!!!

  I need to be here more often.  Hi Isis!  It's so very great to see your handle.

  Hope everyone is well and I miss you all.  I'll pop by later.

  Ciao for now.

C(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/12.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jul 10 06 10:08
Wow!  All the way down on page 5.  I'm hurt.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/10.gif)
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 10 06 10:11
Its okay, we still love you.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Chicklet on Jul 10 06 10:20
*sniff* Thanks!
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Dec 16 06 11:10
Have we really had no good mornings since July 10th?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Dec 16 06 11:28
I think they've been so good, we forgot to post here.

  [FONT color=#a040ff size=6]Good Morning Gophie !!![/FONT]
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Dec 16 06 11:34
Are you implying that this is a bad one?
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Dec 16 06 11:48
Not the best I've had, but not bad, all things considered.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Gopher on Dec 16 06 11:50
Mine has been EXCELLENT. Not only have I bought my last Christmas present, I've also wrapped it.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: P.C. on Dec 16 06 12:00
Who's a clever boy !!!!!!!!  Well done Gophie.
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 01 07 10:21
Good Morning!


 
Title: Re: The 'Good Morning' and such Thread
Post by: pitbullca.bc on Mar 01 07 10:27
ouch...shot down!