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Title: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 09:57
OK....I know this is probably something nobody else has any interest in....but tonight I sit in a room that I have been working on since just after Christmas.  (Hubby thought it was cute to bring home this giant flat TV right out of the Jetsons....into a room full of antiques....I said  uh uh)

  So we took our dining room (biggest room in the house, and used the least) and turned it into a lounge.  I painted the walls black (yes...black) and all the window trim ivory.  I repurposed  a set of little round wrought iron tables  that had folksie fruit painted on each one, and painted a zebra pattern on them.  We built a bar, and matched the stain to our computer furniture, and did some major juggling.....and tonight is our 'opening' of the Ebony lounge.

  So.....now that I've finished blowing my horn, I thought this would make a great thread for evening 'chat'.  Kinda like the lunch thread, but for the evening posters.  So if there is a thread that we don't feel like 'hi-jacking', just to say hey to someone....we can do it here.

  Hey, FC....how's it going.  (see ???  like that)  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]      
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:03
Alright...so THAT didn't work.

    Hi sportsdude....how's life in Seattle ?    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:06
fun. I like it here. Hope I can get in, just have to write a good essay.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:08
Hi sporstdude !!!

  When will you know ???
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:14
Well, i got to finish the admisson forms and write the essay and then wait for about 2 weeks.

Got to see the mountain today. holy crap is that thing huge.

  One thing for sure I don't miss home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:18
I'm so glad this is such a positive experience for you.  Yaaaay !!!  The Northwest IS beautiful for sure!!!!

  So, what will you write your essay about....something of your own choice, or are there stricter guidelines ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:21
Essay question:

What do you plan to do with your one and only precious life?

super vague.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 27 06 11:25
Hey, nice lounge ya got here!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:27
Vague is good.  When it comes to writing essays, the wider the door is open, the wider your mind is open.  I find if something gets too specific, it cuts off my creative flow  (lol...that sounds...um..weird)...but do you know what I mean ?  It creates pressure to have to zone in on one topic.  This way, it's purely creative, and totally subjective.

  Well, good luck sportsdude....I KNOW you'll do well.

  On that note, I must sleep.  Enjoy the rest of your time there.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:28
Hey weird al.  It's a classy little joint....I thought you might like it....lol.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:29
By the way....can I get you anything ????
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 27 06 11:30
Yeah I love a nice lunge - got any BC wine ( I bet)?
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:32
some hard apple cider.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:36
A few ice wines from Naramata, but other than that I like German wine.  (oh yeah, and a ton of Piesporter that I made at one of the local wineries...lol)

  Funny thing happened....I tried posting in DV tonight, and for a while, I thought I was banned again.  It DID finally work, but it got me wondering what was up !!!    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 27 06 11:39
I haven't dropped in there for a while. Place was a riot at one time. But it seems buggy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:40
I've put a few topics up. The place seems oddly dead.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 27 06 11:45
I hadn't for the longest while either, werid al......but thought I'd take a walk on the wild side.  Still a lot of odd stuff, but seems to have been cleaned up a bit.  

  Anyways.....I'm really off to bed this time.  Help yourself....just turn the light out when you're done.

  G'night sportsdude.....G'night weird al.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:45
good night got to see the rowing team in action at 4 in the morning tomorrow then back to the hell hole.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 27 06 11:49
long day tomorrow, leave paradise at 11:30am.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 28 06 08:32
  Hey, FC....how's it going.  (see ???  like that)  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]

  Hey PC, sorry I missed the grand opening last night (had to split 'fore the mrs. fell asleep). Wow nice digs you got here, I like it I like it. *stuffing a pipe* mind if I burn one in here?    
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 28 06 08:36
Back home, already miss the great northwest.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/2.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 10:55
Hi sportsdude and weird al......Oh Lawd....we 'christened' the new bar tonight with our good friends.

  So how are y'all.  Sportsdude....what were you shocked about ????
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 29 06 11:04
Aah, how went the christening? Raucous, I bet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:06
oh, yeah i forgot you went over the 1,ooo mark and you didn't upgrade.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:13
It was a tad much for a 'school night'.....but we're just so happy with transforming this unused space into something so cool.  We all had a great time, but everyone works  almost before the crack of dawn tomorrow.  We bad.

  Where are my manners....can I get you anything ???? (lol)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:14
I thought there might be a new 'title' for the 1000th post too, sportsdude.   I remain ordinary.

ROFL
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:19
I guess tehborken only knows.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:25
So, you didn't tell me what you were shocked about sportsdude....lol.

  And by the way weird al....loved the optical illusion.  I've seen those hollow face images before, and have always been fascinated with the kind of mind that can work that out, and make it happen.  (actually,  I love optical illusions, period....some are just more amazing in general.

  Got a good one....I'll see if I can find it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:29
I believe it was about the 1,000th post thingy. Can't look back to find what I said in the message because my outbox doesn't save my messages for some reason.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 29 06 11:30
Thanks P.C., a jeroboam of Burrowing Owl chardonnay would hit the spot right now...what the hey, it's only virtual eh? Were you referring to that Charlie Chaplin mask? Not a trick. Mind-boggling.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:31
OK....this is it...

  You need to focus on the four dots in the centre of the picture....ONLY the four dots.  Then close your eyes, and put your head back.  (I've not done this on a computer screen...only on a printed page, but the results should be the same)

  [img height=280 alt="Jesus optical illusion image" src="http://www.coolopticalillusions.com/illusions/jesus.gif" width=306]

  OMG...I just did it again....it does work.  Don't be impatient when you close your eyes.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:34
OH....you must focus for at least 30 seconds.

    Details...lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:35
JESUS!

Its my dad! (no seriously, my dad in the 70's looked like the smiling jesus pic)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:41
sportsdude....you aren't that old hun.  Are you talking old pics ????  I think most guys looked like that in the 70's...lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 29 06 11:42
 Evenin' all. *puff puff pass*
Here's a cool link a friend sent.
[a href="http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/%7Egeoffo/humour/flattery.html"]http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~geoffo/humour/flattery.html[/a]
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:46
Awww shucks FC.... I already knew that stuff.....lol.

  How's it going FC.  Haven't heard from you OR primefactor for a while.  Still playing with your new toy ???
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:47
I was talking about my dad who graduated in '80. U2 hit the scene in '80 my dad who has a masters in music, choir, played the organ since 10 and is a trained conductor knows nothing about U2.

Anyway got the Jesus comment from my aunt who said the first time she saw my dad she thought he was Jesus.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: weird al on Mar 29 06 11:49
Hey Future, that's beautiful. And so true!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 29 06 11:50
 Sure am PC and working like a dog too. Not much for teh internet time lately.
I like the idea for an evening crew hangout. Your new actual room sounds cool too.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:52
Your DAD graduated in '80 ?????   OMG...yer just a pup.  LOL

  [A href="http://mom.smugmug.com/gallery/552"][img class=imgBorder title="Puppies week 5 : The puppies are finally old enough to play with, and boy, are they playful !!!" height=118 alt="Puppies week 5 : The puppies are finally old enough to play with, and boy, are they playful !!!" src="http://mom.smugmug.com/photos/15582-Th-1.jpg" width=150 border=0][/A]   Our lil sportsdude.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 29 06 11:57
Thanks FC....it's pretty nice (if I do say so myself).  As soon as I can figure all this stuff out, I'm going to post a pic of our beauty bar.  I think we're extra proud of it, because neither of us really know what the heck we're doing, but also both believe that if you want it, you can find a way to make anything work.  It's a great room.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 29 06 11:58
I thought everyone knew my age, I've said it so many times just have never put it on my profile yet. I'll be 20 in July. And boy does that make me feel really old. No more teen years. I remember the day I turned 10 and thought boy 20 seems so long away. Well here it is.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 30 06 12:00
Ugh. It's already so late. Zog tired. And hungry.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:02
Snap out of it FC.  lol

  Did you try the 4 dot illusion ??
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 30 06 12:06
lol!
Yeah that's a cool trick, eh?
I'm gonna git me some midnight vittles...
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 12:08
ugh, I got one of those in grown pimples again on my eye lid so everytime I blink it hurts. Also makes my eye swollen. Second time in a month I've got one, damn receptionist screwed up my accutane medication and now I have to wait a month for new pills.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:11
Future Canadian wrote:  
I like the idea for an evening crew hangout. Your new actual room sounds cool too.

 

Me too FC.  I was just noticing when I would drop in in the evening, I would see people here......but then they would just disappear.  So I thought that a place to just ramble was in order.  No need to have anything valuable to add to the available threads, but a great place to just say hey, or acknowledge another member on line.  A late night 'lunch', so to speak.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:16
Pimples ????   Accutane ????    

  Oh gawd I'm old.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Mar 30 06 12:19
G'night urrbody. I'm 'bout to hit the wall here.(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:23
G'night FC....sleep tight !!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 12:25
I bloomed late as usual. came into high school 5'9 started the next year at 6'4 then 6'6 now 6'8. Grew a foot in a span of 4 years. scary. Haven't really started to shave regularly until about this year.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:28
OMG, sportsdude.  Did you get those 'growing pains' in your legs or knees ???  That's quite a spurt.

That's a real tax on a body, to grow THAT much in such a short period of time.  Any pain from that at all ??
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:33
Oh, geeez.  Hate to  leave too, but just had the same sandman come my way too, sportsdude.  

Gotta sleep.  Nice talking to you (as usual), but must sleep.  Good night sportsdude....(ya lil pup)...lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 12:37
well I ate a lot and slept a lot. Had a hernia before the spurt, hereditary. And broke an arm near the end of it. Other than that just the usual for me. I always have said I was born with a bunch of used parts. Got the hereditary chest birth defect that made my chest cave in look like somebody punched a pillow. I have no cartilage in my knees so when I bend them you hear cracking sounds like a creaking door. Don't have a full upper lip, have giant feet.

But to answer your question know not really but I did get hurt a lot in sports. People always thought I was faking it. Oh yes now I remember pulled a hamstring 2 years ago doc said my hamstring hadn't grown with the bone so my stride is really short, so I guess you could add that to the list of used parts.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 12:38
good night P.C. still stuck on PT time. got to go to bed too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 12:43
G'night tall one.   lol

Off to bed for me too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 12:46
lol. see yah later.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Mar 30 06 02:24
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  Hello, Ebony Room inhabitants.  I think I'm getting the hang of posting pics.  I'm so proud!  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/9.gif)
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Post by: tenkani on Mar 30 06 05:17
WOW!!

The Ebony Lounge? [FONT size=6]POST PICS PLS!!!![/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 05:26
I have another couple pieces of trim left to put on the bar, and as soon as I figure out how to post a photo, I will.  (We're also going switch out bar chairs....the ones we got just aren't comfy enough)

  Hubby's tickled to have a home for his big TV. (yawn...lol)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 06:11
Put together a glass tv stand, oh it took all day but its great now that I don't have the tv on the floor anymore.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 08:43
Glass ???? Wow.  Sounds like you'd best stock up on the Windex.  Sounds nice sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 09:45
well its glass shelves, but cool none of the less. I like it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 10:03
Sounds VERY cool, sportsdude. (it's always fun to add something new to a room)

  Have you decided on a direction for your essay ???
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 10:13
No. People keep telling me to sell your self like saying where you are going in your life. But if I do something like that I don't think saying you will be president or something to that equivalent who brings universal health care, make spanish and english the offical languages, abolishes the death penalty, creates a seperation between church and state, legalises pot, gets rid of the 21 drinking age and turns it back to the states, stops the fcc from censoring the television networks and radio, liberalizing the movie rating system and tv ratings so they put more of an emphasis on violence instead of sex. Move the U.S. out of Middle East, stop giving weapons and weapon money to Isreal and Palestine, get rid of the embargo against Cuba, be the first president to visit Cuba. Have curbs on excessive businesses like wal-mart, walgreens, etc.  


Basically if I spoke my mind I would either come off a cocky s.o.b., a crazy man, or somebody going somewhere.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 10:27
I'm thinking they're looking to get a glimpse of your true self.  One can be great in whatever field they choose, if they have vision and stay true to themselves. I don't think they'd be looking for the 'I can be anything I choose to be' kind of fantasy. You're heading towards the REAL world, with REAL goals. I'd bet they're looking more for your actual dreams, and how you plan to get there, and what drove you in this direction.

  You have a vision.....write about THAT.  The best essay would contain your hopes and dreams, and where you really plan to be in 10 years, and the paths you will choose to get there. One would see through the 'I can be president' delusion in a heartbeat.  It's far more interesting to read about the reality of where you plan to go.  

  It's no different than the grade school essays of 'How I spent my Summer Vacation'.  I always believed they were not looking for a geographical point on the atlas. What did you see, what did you learn, how did it affect your life......a more abstract approach to a boring question. THAT'S interesting reading.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 10:34
Well I know I have to go that route because one freshman said something about an event in your life that changed your perspective on things. The problem with that is I have way to many dark times in my life and it would be like me asking for sympathy, which I do not want. The best idea I've come up so far with is the racism in my town that I talk about that is so obvious but know one seems to care about it or acts like it doesn't exist. But then I'd sound to preachy but its the only shot where I know I can say something that really can stick.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 10:41
I think it's more simple than that, sportsdude.  What DO you want to do with your life.  What exactly would you be persuing in your education to achieve ?  Not what COULD you do.....not what would be NOBLE to do......what do YOU REALLY want to do ?

  I'm thinking I'd steer clear of your 'darkside', unless it was something that actually triggered your goals in some way.  (does that make sense ?)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 10:46
Well, sportsdude......sleep is taking over here.  Love to chat some more, but losing focus.

  (If you ever want to bounce some ideas off me via PM, feel free to do so).  I'm surely no expert, but sometimes an extra ear never hurts.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 10:52
Thats my problem, I don't know what to do with my life. I keep hearing whispers in my head (See prayer won't heal you thread) to go into politics or some kind of journalism or lawyer. But I've kept resisting until know. Like for example I don't know how I've collected all this knowledge on world events, politics, and lawyer speak.. It just happend. How do you tell somebody that you want to this and this but you don't know why you do?

  Problem with me is I have this pre-ordianed outlook on life. Like if I DON'T go into Politics, some kind of political journalism my life will be deamed a failure. I've always considered myself white collar thinking, blue collar lifestyle. Like becoming a truck driver to me would be a waste of my time and life and I could never live with myself again. Did you ever have that problem?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 06 10:58
I guess what they're looking for to fill their classroom, are people who have chosen their direction.  How can one choose their courses if they don't know where they're going yet.  

  LOL, sportsdude....I still sometimes say I don't really know what I want to do when I grow up.

  I'm really off to bed this time.....goodnight sd.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 06 11:00
goodnight.

bonne nuit.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 31 06 11:54
hey.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 04 06 08:06
Hey sportsdude.....it's been a while....have been a little pre-occupied.....so HEY BACK (many days later)

  FC.....haven't seen you about so much, and nadda from PF.  That little IPOD's got you hooked....LOL
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Apr 04 06 08:15
 P.C. wrote:
That little IPOD's got you hooked....LOL

Yup. That and working 50 hours a week. PF's orbiting away from the computer for a while. Myself, I really want to get to that Hero status, so I'm posting and working right now (more menu stuff).

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 04 06 08:20
That's funny FC...working on a menu myself right now.

Well, I'd best be off to the land of nod, so I can be fresh to confront the boss man tomorrow.

  Good night...take care FC (and say hello  to PF)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Apr 04 06 08:25
'k. Have a good night and I hope things go well at your work tommorow.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 04 06 08:53
good night P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Future Canadian on Apr 04 06 09:07
Hey the Ebony Room thread has attained folder-on-fire status! Big ups to the night crew!(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 05 06 10:45
This thread is useless without pics!

Sorry, but I'm dying to see this magical realm we've heard so much about!    

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 02:47
It's coming tenkani.....lol.  This working has really put a cramp into my HOME working.

  Just got in, and my dogs are barking....yipes.  Started at 6:45....Good day at work though....smoking busy !!!! which I LOVE.  The time passes much more enjoyably.  So this was my 4th day, and apparently I'll be training a new gal on Saturday.....*and he was sqabbling about my pay request*  But, I'd best get my backside in gear, as I have company tonight.  (that's right, the lounge is OPEN......well, not quite yet)

  Pics to come.....soon
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 05 06 02:49
Wow. You just started and already you're teaching n00bs!!

I'm so very very impressed      (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/14.gif)

  How's the job otherwise?
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 03:06
Yes...I'll be on n00b duty on Saturday....lol    Well, this job isn't new to me....I worked there 5 years ago.  I needed a couple days training....(which turned out to be a couple hours) this time out,  and most of it came back pretty quick.  The program we use is a clumsy piece of work, but once you remember its idiocy (no typo), it comes back pretty quickly.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 03:11
what kind of work is it? If I may ask?
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 05 06 03:12
Nice avatar, dude.

Very sexy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 03:20
I don't mind you asking at all sportsdude, but as I live in a relatively small town, I'd find it too 'revealing' to post.  I'm sure you understand.  (ugh....revealing may be a poor choice of words...lol)  Let's just say it narrows down my location too much....and although our DS 'freinds' are lovely, they're not necessarily the only ones reading.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 03:22
could you PM me if you don't want the world to know.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 09:52
Hi sportsdude....how's it going ?????

  Just chilling after a lovely busy day.   I'll take a screaming smoking busy day over a slow shift any day.  Hate to be idle.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 10:22
Well someone unlocked it.


I'm doing fine. Just about to go to work in about 30 mins. Poor Tenkani he just got off work 20 mins ago.

  Big storm coming thru AGAIN!

Gosh, the house shook on sunday due to the storm now another one is coming thru.

Thats 5 storms with severe weather and possible tornadoes in 5 weeks.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 10:25
TA DAAAA.   Good call trollio.  That's what it was.  Being as  the originator of the thread, I think I;m the only one who can lock it, and it appears that is what it was.  (still working on my wireless mouse)  sometimes he just doesn't behave.   Thanks for your assistance trollio.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a077.gif" border=0]   ( I'd put money on  saying I didn't go near it)

 
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Post by: Trollio on Apr 05 06 10:33
Happy to help. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)   Have fun in the Ebony Room!  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 10:37
Oh boy here comes the storm, I here the thunder rattling.

(Goes to turn on the weather channel, which by the way was the single greatest idea when it comes to cable tv next to espn and cnn.)
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 10:37
Thanks trollio.....[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 10:48
Power went out. Its getting rough.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 10:50
Well, I'm done......sleepy girl.

  Good night all !!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/e015.gif" border=0]  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 05 06 10:51
Good luck sportsdude....hope all goes well.  Hang on tight.
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Post by: Future Canadian on Apr 05 06 10:52
Hi-Bye PC. G'night.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 05 06 10:52
good night, I just hope I don't get soaked. Thank god for power windows. The other car doesn't so when it rains it rains and I get wet.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 06 06 08:02
Hello Night crew.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 07 06 04:52
Well it's probably closer to evening than it is lunch......lol

Good morning  Kitten.....getting ready for another wonderful day ???
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 07 06 04:59
Up already wow. Your getting up I'm going to sleep how funny.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 07 06 05:26
Good morning, P.C.  Yes, I'm slowly getting ready for work.  I'm thinking of installing an intravenous drip so I don't have to keep getting up for more coffee.  Had to get up anyway, the cat needed his morning margarine fix.  (Becel, of course!)  How about you?  Are you working today?  If so, I hope it goes quickly for you.  Guess I really should think about getting dressed.  I've been dithering around for over an hour, so it's time to kick myself into activity.  Yaaaawn!  *oh, excuse me*
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 07 06 05:29
Butter for a cat????!?
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Post by: kitten on Apr 07 06 12:17
It's hard to believe, but my cat absolutely loves it, and he has the shiniest coat you could ever imagine.  The fact that it's a "heart-smart " margarine makes it even better.  If he would eat fish, which he won't, I would give him fish oil.  I don't know if that is a factor, but his appetite and health have improved miraculously since I started him on margarine.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 09 06 09:55
Doesn't anybody visit here on a Sunday?  I feel so alone........*whine*
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Post by: kitten on Apr 09 06 10:00
Okay....off to bed.  I was hoping for a conversation, but maybe tomorrow.  Goodnight, all.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 09 06 10:08
Good night kitten. Saving a 1 year old cat tomorrow. Tigger is his name was roughed up by some boxers as a deep puncture in his lower stomach, looks like a gun shot.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 10 06 06:26
Good for you, Sportsdude!  A cat saved is a blessing earned.        (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 10 06 07:20
Hello loungers...(teehee).  Haven't had enough wakefulness to post for the last couple days.  

  I'm curious to know about cats and margarine Kitten.  I have never heard of this.  Is this a common 'prescription' for a specific ailment ??????

  Way to go sportsdude....I too bless you for saving a kitty.

    HI TENKANI !!!!!!!!!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c032.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Apr 10 06 07:24
I hadn't heard of it either, but I knew that oils were good for a cat's fur.  He rejected fish oil, so I tried mineral oil on a vet's reccomendation.  Again no go, so when he showed a liking for margarine, I immediately got him his own Becel, which does have oils.  He loves it, and his coat is much glossier now.  I highly recommend it for fussy cats.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 10 06 07:31
I'd worry that the little butterball would ....ahem....blossom beyond all good looks.  He's a handsome lad, but not exactly what one could call svelt.  He's not really over weight, but he's a big boy and his stomach almost touches the groun from his stretched bladder situation.  Wouldn't want to see him fill that out...lol.  He also turns his nose up at fish....even fresh fish.   Picky picky picky.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 10 06 07:40
The Becel is the heart-smart margarine, but you just give him maybe one teaspoon a day in his dish and spread it out so he doesn't get a big gob of it all at once.  I saw this guy and thought he was worth sending to you.  Cute, eh?

    [img class=image title="" height=146 alt="" src="http://www.cutecats.com/modules/coppermine/albums/userpics/kittens/Niamhpie1.jpg" width=200 border=0]  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 10 06 07:48
Ohhhhhh......he's adorable Kitten.    (you sure got this picture posting down good now !!!!)

  I've got to tell you about this bird (?) that is waking me up at night.  It is without a doubt the weirdest sound I have EVER heard.  I went through this a year ago, and told everyone about it hoping someone would know what I was referring to. ( Of course they all just think I'm nuts)  

  So this thing has the most varied 'vocabulary' imaginable.  So when I got up this morning, I could hear it again....and ran downstairs to alert hubby, who hasn't heard it YET.  OF COURSE it didn't make another sound.  ARRRRGGGGGG.    I'm thinking it must be some kind of owl.

  I called the wildlife recovery place to see if anyone else has heard this peculiar sound, and he asked me to 'mimic' it.  Riiiiiight.  He said there have been reports of snowy owls is the area, and I aske him if he could mimic it for me.   The mystery lives on.
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Post by: tenkani on Apr 10 06 07:49
Discover Seattle gives you 183% of your recommended daily allowance of kittens.  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 10 06 07:50
ROFL tenkani....well if I'm going to OD on anything, kittens are the most lovely choice.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 10 06 07:53
The cat who is almost a year (is huge by the way) got into trouble with a bunch of my cousins boxers who usually run after Tigger until he runs up a tree. (He loves to climb trees). Well this time the boxers had him cornered and ripped him up pretty badly. Thank god we came down there this weekend because the incident happend a couple of weeks ago and know one told us about it (its our cat) and the vet said if he hadn't had surgery to get it fixed he would have died a couple weeks. The puncture was pretty bad related it to a gunshot wound. It was deep and they removed a lot of scare tissue. No nerve damage so thats okay but he's staying up here now. Poor guy sleeping in his cage. Now him and Ozzie have something in common they've been to hell and back or have experienced anesthesia.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 10 06 08:04
Oh, poor Tigger1  I'm glad he's going to be okay, but why was he staying with those people and their boxers?  You did say that he's your cat.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 10 06 08:15
He was staying at the family farm. There are two other cats there Stinky and Yellow. Stinky is a black cat that just whips up on Yellow who we think used to be a house cat and showed up at the farm one day. Yellow is huge. He weighs like 30 pounds and thats not fat. He just sits around all day. Tigger came to us because my sister did this horse riding lesson and the people were giving away free kittens. So my sister took one and we brought it to the farm for my my grandma who had just had a stroke and has been lonely ever since Grandpa died. So Tigger grew up for about a year at the farm. Then Grandma came to live with us and we left the cat there for the time being. We didn't know what to do with Angel (are other cat) because dad didn't want her in the new house because she sheds but Angel who use to be an outdoor cat in her early years has no claws anymore (we took both out) so if she stayed outside which she will she will need protection. Thats were Tigger comes in. And the boxers were my cousins. Brutus is huge he weighs about 160lbs. and Macy (Brutus's mom) is hyper and a controlling bitch. Brutus didn't get his fathers DNA (Max) because Max isn't hyper and the only thing Max does is go after moles in the ground. Macy on the other hand is hyper and likes to get in fights. Big dogs and agressiveness don't mix well. So this weekend we happen to take Grandma back down to the farm for the week and I discovered Tigger had a huge hole in his stomach. My cousin said it happend a couple of weeks ago. Well anyway as we were about to leave I showed my sister, dad and mom tiger's injury and we decided to get that fixed he had surgery today and is currently sleeping in his cage.  
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Post by: tenkani on Apr 10 06 08:20
Poor little cat.

I'm sending him a positive chi bubble.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 10 06 08:41
Pics of the farm. Well the land anyway. Will go up on a 150 ft. yes a 150 FOOT grain tower next weekend and will get better views. These were taken on my cell phone.

  [A href="http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=v5zbs3"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/v5zbs2.jpg" border=0][/A]

From on top of a bluff over looking cousins house.

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From the farm looking out toward the rail road tracks (can't see them about a mile away in the tree line)

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Farm pic Looking out towards the road sorry about the light it was dusk.

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Looking out towards the fields which are bare right now due to the fact that planting season hasn't started yet.      
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 10 06 08:45
Here's Tigger when he was a kitten a couple of months ago. Could take a picture of him now but I don't want to wake him up and he looks horriible at the moment.

  [A href="http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=v5zh1l"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/v5zh1k.jpg" border=0][/A]

  [A href="http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=v5zhoy"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/v5zhox.jpg" border=0][/A]

My favourite ^
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 10 06 09:11
He's such a beautiful cat.  I wish him well and contented again.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 11 06 08:57
Hi sportsdude.....not long for this eve, but thought I'd say hey.  Had a bunch o' friends in the Ebony Lounge tonight, so I'm a little sleepy.

  Busy day on DS today.    How's Tigger tonight?  Doing OK I hope.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 11 06 09:16
Tigger? Crying his eyes out. Had been sleeping peacefully in the garage but we had to wake him and put him in his cage for the night because well we are a family of night workers and we didn't want him to get run over or anything. He's been going on for about 2hrs now.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 12 06 09:35
Hi sportsdude......my timing sucks to have a conversation with you.  I'm either just logging on when you're leaving, or I'm leaving when you're logging on.   Going to eat some dinner....(I know, it's late.  I worked some nasty overtime tonight, and just got dinner up)   Tomorrow I get another day off....(much to my bosses chagrin) so talk to you soon.     Take care !!!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 06:47
Am I too early again?  What time are the drinks served here?   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 06:48
Someone say drinks?
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 06:49
Just a thought.  Are you serving?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 06:51
Could but it be illegal in about 50 states.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 06:55
That's okay.  Pretend you are in the land of the really free and go right ahead.  Now a small glass of dry red wine would suit me very well.  What will you have?
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 13 06 06:59
Good evening fellow loungers....how did your day go ?  Anybody do anything exciting ?

  I spent the day cleaning up my work room....yipes, what a mess.  Now I'm getting my clothes ready for the week....blaaaaah!  Hubby's ordering food in, because we're  too tired to cook......what a treat.  We both like to cook, and seldom do wh BOTH not feel like cooking on the same night, but this is the night.  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 13 06 07:02
Drat.....I'd love a red wine, but it's a 'school night' for me.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0](besides, I did myself a mischief last night [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0] )
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 07:03
Good for you, P.C.  What are you ordering?  I had the last of an order of chicken chow mein that I bought Monday.  It was enough for four meals, and only cost $6.95.  I couldn't cook four meals for myself at that price!  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 13 06 07:07
I ordered the chicken chow mein, beef chop suey, almond chicken.  Hubby is getting something different, so we'll have a mini smorgasbord.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/f045.gif" border=0]

  No, you sure couldn't cook 4 meals for that price......perfect.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 07:12
Took the dog to get his teeth clean. Its offical we have had the most visits in one week for our animals in the history of west county animal hospital. First was Tigger then Angel then Ozzie all back to back. And Tigger has to go back on Saturday to get his draining tube and stitches removed. Ozzie has to come back in 6 months because he has heart murmors and arthretic knees and bacteria in ears. Angel has bad kidney's and she's anorexic (its not our fault she doesn't eat). ohhh Ozzie was funny this morning he couldn't wait to get to the car to go on a ride jumped in the backseat and was chillin til I got closure to the vet and he realised where he was going and by the time I pulled up into the parking lot he didn't want to leave the car and then in Ozzie fashion took a big dump in the waiting area.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 13 06 07:16
OMG, sportsdude....that's hilarious.  Poor Ozzie......lol.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 07:18
Those poor animals!  I don't like going to the doctor either, but at least I understand why I'm there, and they don't.  Is Tigger feeling a bit better now?  
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 07:24
Sorry to leave early, but I also have "school" tomorrow, so I should start getting ready for bed now.  Crazy hour, I know, but so is 5:30 A.M.  Pleasant dreams, all.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 07:25
Tigger is back to himself. Cries alot because he misses the farm cats I guess. Still bleeds at night but during the day when he gets the garage to himself he's fine and content. Ozzie just wants food. Give Ozzie food. Angel who knows what she's doing she's at the other house. Angel is cranky, meows constantly, you meow back she responds, gets annoying but she just wants water but when you give her water she won't drink it or Ozzie would budge in and drink the water up instead. There inlies her kidney problems.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 07:27
good night kitten.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 13 06 07:29
Good night kitten.....I'm not too far behind you.  5:30 for me too.  Yuck.

Sleep well !!!!

  Good night sportsdude.....and all your menagerie too.....lol.  Give Tigger a little scritch behind the ears from me.
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Post by: kitten on Apr 13 06 07:33
Sportsdude, just give Angel a safe place to drink her water where Ozzie can't get in and steal it.  You night be able to solve her problem that way.  A nervous animal isn't likely to drink because it is vulnerable to other animals at that time.  She does need water, so if you have to, lock Ozzie out of the room until she is finished.  Good luck with all your animals.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 13 06 07:35
We've done that. The problem is she won't drink the water by her food which is up on a shelf where Ozzie can't get to it. Instead she wants water in a bowl on the kitchen floor.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude(logged out) on Apr 14 06 05:10
Ozzie is still drugged up from the teeth cleaning yesterday. He apparently has blurry vision and has become narcoleptic.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)

You get him up, he falls right back down, look into his eyes he looks like he's stoned. Keeps running into things. Plus the heat doesn't help its going to be in the 30's  today Celsius. And the houses brand new air conditioning unit needs to be charged so no air conditioning. Only the fan works and that cools the basement. Its about mid 30's Celsius mid to lower 90's in my room upstairs + the humidity makes it feel like 100. god i hate the summers here.  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 07:38
Hellos out there....tenkani....Kitten????
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Post by: weird al on Apr 14 06 07:49
...halloo!
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:12
Weird al !!!!!....What can I get you ????
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Post by: weird al on Apr 14 06 08:16
Howdy PC!  It seems like a Guinness kind of evenin' this evenin. Also, y'got any o' that Sandhill chardonnay? How y'doin?
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:19
Doin OK, weird al.  Stressful week.  Trying to break in a new boss that has about 5 years less experience than I do, and is about 20 years younger.  Now THAT'S a dilemna !!!!
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:21
Where are my manners....a Sandhill Chardonay in a chilled glass......sir.
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Post by: weird al on Apr 14 06 08:31
Thank ya kindly! This stuff is so damn good. It's coming in at 14 & 14.5% in recent years... global warming maybe? Turns out Andre's (of Baby Duck notoriety)  bought Calona/Burrowing Owl/Sandhill last year. Boy, they used to be the Kings of plonk! Now theyve got some lovely stuff...
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:41
I'm partial to the German wines.....but I'd have to agree.....we're putting out some pretty good stuff there.

  Another topic.....ice wine yes ???? ice wine, no ????

    Just having learned about the small window for the grapes to be prime to make ice wine, is amazing to me.  Thought it was a bunch of 'yuppie hooey', until my sister bought an orchard up there in wine country, and gave me several different bottles of Ice wine.   Mmmmmmmmmmmm.   Doesn't go so good with the roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, but it's surely like a fine dessert after.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 14 06 08:43
Someone say wine? Red tail from australia is pretty good. Would try more but alas the drinking age.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:45
Oy vay.....just realized, that I can't keep my eyes open any more.  Good night weird al.....please make yourself at home, but lock up in your way out.  Sweet dreams !!!!  
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 14 06 08:47
OMG.....missing you again, sportsdude.  Off to the land of nod for me.  Goodnight and good dreams!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 14 06 08:47
goodnight.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 16 06 05:37
Happy Easter !!!!

  Just finished up some ham and scalloped potaties.....carrots with parmesan and garlic and some snow peas. Mmmmmmm.  Actually, it was leftovers. We did Easter dinner last night, as I was supposed to work later tonight.

  As I tippy toed around the house getting ready for work this morn, I found Lindor truffles in every spot along my usual path.....one the top of the coffee machine....under my car keys.....on the edge of the bathroom vanity..............................boodles more.  It was a lovley start to the day.
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Post by: weird al on Apr 16 06 07:17
P.C. wrote:
 Happy Easter !!!!

  Just finished up some ham and scalloped potaties.....carrots with parmesan and garlic and some snow peas.

   God that sounds good! P.C., you shore whomp up a mess o' vittles. Now,  Easter somehow reminded me of Bunnylady and her quest for Triops. Hope she made out ok. What's easter without triops anyway? A mere shadow of its potential self.

   Coolin' with Guinness now...
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 18 06 08:17
Just missed another tornado, will I think I did the storm looks like it split into to with a tornado going north of me and one south of me.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 18 06 08:23
OMG sportsdude....is everything OK ????
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 18 06 08:25
Its just a lot of thunder right now. Might get some hail but other than that I think I've dodged the bullet again.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 18 06 08:27
Holy moly....I can't imagine.  It sounds like you've had your share of nasty weather down there.  Is this typical???  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 18 06 08:34
for spring. Not really. Mostly a summer thing. I blame it on global warming or something because this has to be the worst spring on record win it comes to severe weather. Next thing I bet that will happen is the big one will happen as in the giant earthquake that made the mississippi river change direction of flow back in the 1800's.  If that happens then saint louis and the midwest is doomed.  It will make a major earthquake in san fran look like nothing because none of the buildings here are strong enough even to withstand a minor earthquake.  

But yeah its somewhat typical that this area gets a lot of rain in april but usually not severe that stuff comes in June,July, August, September and sometimes October. And the rainy season is in the spring and fall. Already went thru the spring one if you could call it that. Rainy season down here is when there is like a chance it could rain for like an entire week. Kind of pathetic I know.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 18 06 08:38
Oh, rain for an entire week doesn't raise an eyebrow HERE, sportsdude.....but tornados.....now that's another thing !!!!!  lol  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 18 06 08:43
I remember looking up the history of vancouver once and it said it was hit by a hurricane, a weak tropical storm but they classified it as a hurricane. That completely boggled my mind. Although you guys probly should worry about tsunamis thou, especially if you lived in vancouver or richmond or the west coast of vancouver island.
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 18 06 08:49
I think they actually had a tsunami on the West Coast many many years ago.  Port Alberni I believe.  I don't worry about a tsunami here, but I always keep my earthquake kit fully stocked.  

Well, sportsdude....it's time for me to hit the hay.  Long day.  Take care......hope your storms are quiet through the night.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 18 06 08:53
good night P.C. It was a quick one and its passed more worried about the farm thou because they just planted corn yesterday and if they get any rain they will have to re-plant.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 08:51
Purelife ????  Are you out there ?????....lol.  Haven't seen you for a while. How are you ???

 Hope all is well.  This darned job is interfering with my DS time.   you must  be busy too, haven't seen you around for a while (yet on the other hand, I haven't been here regularly either.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 08:52
Hey P.C. looking at joining the peace corps after I finish college.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 08:56
OMG....really, sportsdude ?????  What has made you decide this?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 08:59
Well considering I haven't even finished high school yet its a little way away but as I've said many times I want to help people.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:00
Good for you sportsdude......it sounds like your heart is in the right place.   So what would that mean for you?  Would you leave your home?  Pardon my ignorance, but I know very little about this.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:03
yeah. You would spend two years in places like Africa, Latin America, South America, Asia and Eastern Europe.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 19 06 09:08
That's wonderful, sportsdude.
It's a great idea and I think you should do it     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:10
WOW....sounds interesting....(and a little bit scary).
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:11
Yeah its kind of my calling sort of. I really should when its all said and done get a job with the UN, I'd be perfect for them. I've always felt that I can help the world.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:15
P.C. wrote:
 WOW....sounds interesting....(and a little bit scary).[/DIV]
 Ah, its not too bad. If you end up in eastern europe you just have to worry about land mines and in africa all you need to worry about is genocide and groups like god's resistant army. But other than that its just peachy.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:17
Yipes...I don't know about you, but it's taking forever to navigate this forum tonight.  I've closed out and refreshed 3 times, but it's still taking minutes instead of seconds to post.  Hmmm.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:18
No I haven't had any problems.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 19 06 09:21
It's slow for me as well, but I think it's my IP blocker that's the problem.
How are you guys doing this evening?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:24
Fine just listening to bbc world service.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:32
Doing good tenkani....You????

  Took me almost 7 minutes to post this message.  Something's amiss.  

  Working late again, I see.  Worked the 'late' shift myself today....yuck.  I'm a morning person, so going to work at noon just doesn't cut it for me.  I'm sitting here with my feets in this lovely contraption hubby brought home for me a couple nights ago.  My feet aren't handling the 9-10 hour shifts on my feet, so the day before yester,  he came in from work, and set up this little mini whirlpool, vibrating, warm waterfall thing, for the tootsies, that is pure heaven.  What a guy.  My feet are now softer than my hands.......Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:38
LoL P.C. 7 mins eh? The old hp pavilion couldn't be working any faster tonight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 19 06 09:43
Woah, my mom used to have one of those whirlpool things when I was a kid.
I LOOOOVED that thing     (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)

I'm actually at home. I broke my rule about no message bases after I get home LOL

Sportsdude, BBC World is teh roxxor!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:47
Well, actually, it took 7 minutes to GET to post that.....I've been trying ever since to make my last post come up....no luck.  I'm only having this problem here....everything else is OK.  (trying the 'quick' reply.....see how this one works.  (had to terminate my last 2 responses.......just locked up)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:47
Hmmmm...that worked better
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 19 06 09:50
So how's the job???  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:51
No posts at home? Geez lets see what I've done. I've posted at the library, my cousins house, my old house, my new house, my laptop, the home computer and at a dorm in tacoma.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:53
Oy vay....this is just too frustrating.......this is just weird.  I click Reply or 'discover Seattle' to go back to the main board, and it just hangs.  I'd love to 'chat', but this is really annoying.  Have a great evening guys.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: tenkani on Apr 19 06 09:54
See ya, P.C.!! Sorry!!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 19 06 09:55
Oooo,  that one worked in under 5 minutes.  

Job is pretty trying right now, tenkani.  I seem to be training my boss.  I think he's in over his head.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 19 06 09:56
Dang this thing is flying tonight takes a mili-second to go from page to page tonight.

Training boss almost, P.C. I see that all the time at my job.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 21 06 06:53
Is the lounge closed for renovations or something?  Nobody has been around since the 19th and this place is developing a distinct echo.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 21 06 08:20
Hi Kitten.....been having a heck of a time posting on DS for some reason.  I get the big white screen, when I hit reply.  It takes about 10 minutes for something to happen.....my patience never lasts.  Don't know what the problem is.  I'm not having it anywhere else.  We'll see what happens with this post.

  The Ebony Lounge IS open....we just seem to be having some technical problems.  

  Now, for what's really happening in the real Ebony Lounge....the Blues tunes  are on, the fire is going and hubby just poured me a glass of wine.  Thing of beauty.  (This room made for one expensive TV, but we LOVE this room, and spend almost ALL our time in here....lol)

  Anybody need anything?????  (or as hubby says in his best mock pretencious British accent....have your requirements been met ????)   NOW....let's see if this actually posts.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 21 06 08:23
Woooohoooo, it worked.

  I forgot to add that this darned working for a living is cutting in to my lounge time.  *I wonder if I could do my job from here*
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 21 06 11:53
Did somebody say they were BRITISH?! Would you like some tea and crumpets?!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 22 06 05:05
I would love some tea and crumpets, but it is now breakfast time.  I fell asleep before the Ebony Room opened.  Come to think of it, crumpets still sound good.  Thanks for the suggestion.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 22 06 11:12
What is crumpets by the way?
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Gopher on Apr 22 06 11:43
Sportsdude wrote:
 What is crumpets by the way?[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#00007f]Crumpets are a traditional English form of food. Usually eaten at teatime, grilled with butter on them. There's also a British slang internepretation for this word e.g. "She's a nice bit o'crumpet" n.b. this term cannot be used in reference to men.[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 22 06 12:09
They're like a little pancake, that is quite acceptable to eat with your fingers.  They're YUMMY.

  (http://www.foodsubs.com/Photos/crumpets.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 22 06 12:15
they look like biscuts
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Gopher on Apr 22 06 12:18
Sportsdude wrote:
 they look like biscuts[/DIV]
 [FONT color=#00007f]From this picture they certainly do, but the texture is quite otherwise - they're soft and floppy[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 22 06 12:23
After you toast them, you spread some butter and watch it melt into all the little holes, and then add some good imported orange marmalade.  What a treat!
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 22 06 12:25
sounds like an english muffin.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Gopher on Apr 22 06 12:27
Sportsdude wrote:
 sounds like an english muffin.[FONT color=#00007f]Then there are pikelets too, a pikelet is far more like a crumpet than a muffin. Best of all is the oatcake![/FONT]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 22 06 12:37
Although I have some Scottish ancestry,  I've never developed a fondness for oats in any form.  Not that I recoil at the sight of them, but it isn't the first thing I look for when I shop.  *perhaps not even the twentieth item*
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 22 06 12:59
German Skillet (favourite dinner)

   [DIV style="PADDING-LEFT: 20px; COLOR: black"]1 tbsp. butter
1 (14 oz.) can sauerkraut with liquid
2/3 c. uncooked rice
1 med. onion, chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef, browned & drained
1 1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

 [DIV style="COLOR: black"]Melt butter in large skillet. Spread sauerkraut over butter. Sprinkle on rice and onion. Top with ground beef, salt, pepper and tomato sauce. Cover skillet. Cook over low heat for 25 to 30 minutes. DO NOT STIR. Serve with cornbread.[/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 22 06 07:20
On one of our dinner party 'theme nights', we did a 'Dinner at St. Andrews' (we're all golfers)  I made a yummy 'liqueur' with oats.  Atholl Brose.....it was really good.

   Ingredients:
3 rounded tablespoons of medium oatmeal
2 tablespoons heather honey
Scotch whisky  Method:
The oatmeal is prepared by putting it into a basin and mixing with cold water until the consistency is that of a thick paste. Leave for half an hour and then put through a fine strainer, pressing with a wooden spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Throw away the oatmeal and use the creamy liquor from the oatmeal for the brose.  Mix four dessert spoonfuls of pure honey and four sherry glassfuls of the prepared oatmeal and stir well. (Purists insist on a silver spoon for stirring!) Put into a quart bottle and fill with malt whisky; shake before serving.

Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Lise on Apr 22 06 07:47
Uhm.... What is the Ebony Room? In the words of Raymond's mom... "Is it pornography?" (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/6.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 12:17
Ebony is a type of wood, which happens to be black in colour.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: kitten on Apr 23 06 04:12
Lise wrote:
What is the Ebony Room? In the words of Raymond's mom... "Is it pornography?"

The Ebony Room is the evening version of "What's For Lunch".  People gather in the virtual lounge to chat in the evening over a virtual drink or two.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Lise on Apr 23 06 07:16
Hmmm..... cocktail. In which case, sign me up!!!

  (http://www.riverge.com/cocktail.jpg)[A href="http://www.riverge.com/cocktail.jpg[/img][/A]
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 11:35
lounge is always open for Lise.
Title: Re: The Ebony Room
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 05:50
Good evening Kitten.....what can I get you?  A mocktail or a glass of wine ????.....a copy of Roots....lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 06:41
Yipes.....maybe I'd best clarify that last comment..........

  Jolly Green Giant wrote.....(in another thread)

I don't see any threads like this here on DS, with its "controlled" environment. The only threads you could really call successful, as i said earlier, are the stupid but ubiquitous "what's for lunch/dinner" thread common to so many forums without inspiration, and a [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fcfae1"]"The ebony room" thread where people who feel they have common African ancestry and who aren't really interested in anything else flock together, happy to find themselves in familiar terrain.[/FONT][/b]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 23 06 06:44
Hi, P.C.!  I couldn't stop laughing about that one.  Made the evening shift go smoothly.  Now, about that glass of wine, make it a spritzer, if you please.  African wine, if you have it.   LOL!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 06:49
Me too Kitten....LOL.  It just goes to show you, that people simply let the criticism fly, before they know what they're criticising.

  A Spritzer it is.  (mind you that picture that Lise posted looks spectacular !!!!)

  How was your day???.....that sunshine was SO lovely, I hope you got the chance to enjoy it a little.

Mmmmmmmm.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 06:51
[A href="http://www.allesverloren.co.za/" target=_blank][img alt="Allesverloren Tinta Barocca" src="http://african-tradition.com/wine/images/allesverloren_tintab_label.jpg" border=0][/A]  ?????????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 06:53
Who's watching the Hockey Game? (Raises hand) I bet CK is either at the game or at some pub in downtown calgary watching it. OLN doesn't have announcers for the game so its being simulcasted from the CBC. And all I can say is WOW you guys sure know how to broadcast a hockey game.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 06:56
Well sportsdude....it IS on the TV, but I can't say I'm watching it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 06:59
What?! Not watching a hockey Game?! That goes against the canadian code of ethics.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 07:02
LOL, sportsdude....not MY code of ethics.  I'd rather watch paint dry.  I LOVE a game 'live', but TV hockey annoys me to smitherines. (it's the commentators I think)   The only sport I enjoy on TV, is BASEBALL.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 07:06
Baseball? You'd fit well down here. Its baseball mad. Yeah I will agree on baseball and to an extent golf which truely the best sport to watch on tv.  But not as good as watching a scrabble tournament on espn2 or a darts throwing competition.  Dad watches golf on sundays while I like the auto racing both end up falling asleep.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 07:13
Yea....I like watching golf too.....but I have to be in complete 'kick back stage (I'd rather PLAY)

Car racing...*snore* or any other sport where they go round in circles...*yawn*....lol.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 07:18
well looks like the games over the ducks just scored so its 4-2 ducks half way thru the third. CK will not be in a good mood tomorrow.

  whats wrong with going around in circles? Technically Nascar is the only one that does that but f1, champ car, MotoGp (super bikes) and rally racing don't go in circles. But my favourite type of racing is the bicycle racing.

Can't beat the Tour de France. Its on in the morning when you get up and its not really a race more of a history lesson and free tour guide of France. That and curling.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 07:55
Yipes.....expanding on the circle thing....I'll go so far as to say anything on a track...lol.  Curling looks like it could be fun to DO (maybe)....but I absolutely have to leave the house if it's on.  I think a lot of my distaste for televised sports is based around the sound, more than the sport.  Curling is at the of top list for annoying sound.  I guess for the most part, I'd rather PLAY the sports than watch them.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 23 06 08:01
Well, sportsdude....there's a pillow with my name on it......5:00 am comes too soon for me.  Have a wonderful evening.  (would you mind turning the lights out when you're done.....make yourself at home, and help yourself *teehee*.)  Good night sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 23 06 08:08
Good Night P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 07:40
Hi Kitten.....are you out there ???  Heard you're not feeling tip top ??????

I think you should kick back at the ebony lounge, with your feet up of course.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 07:56
Hi, P.C.  I've arrived, and I'm heading straight for the recliner, with your permission.  Something tall and cold would be most welcome, thank you very much.  It's nothing serious, just lack of sleep and a bad back have had me taking it very easy today.  How was your day?  I hope you have your feet up, too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:03
Actually Kitten, I have my feet planted luxuriously in the 'Foot Spa' hubby bought for me....ahhhhh.  I can't believe how insane it was at work today, and it's still April.

"A tall cool one for you, my dear"....I think it will help you sleep blissfully.

  Lack of sleep is the ultimate in frustration and collapse.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 08:20
I seem to have developed a problem with my computer today.  I can't get those smilies that TehBorken provided, plus I can't use the smilies on my toolbar.  Perhaps the computer is in a bad mood.  I even tried to post a virtual boquet of flowers to Lise and it wouldn't post!  I hate the thought of taking it all apart to take it down to the shop, but it looks like I might have to.  Gotta have those smilies!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:23
Talk about tired. Didn't get to sleep until 4 last night. Then alarm woke me up at 1pm. Took a shower and drove half way across the state to pay a speeding ticket. The 3hr trip was nice since it went thru missouri's wine country which is the only beatiful part of missouri. But grrr never want to do that again.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 08:25
Nine whole hours of sleep!!!!  I am extremely jealous, Sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:30
LOL. Still stuck in night mode I guess.

Anyway here is where I went today:

  (http://infolink.cr.usgs.gov/Photos/MOTownGalleries/NewHavenGallery/InternetFiles/images/New%20Haven%20levee.jpg)

Thats a park right on the missouri river

  (http://www.centralhotelnh.com/images/NewHavenFrontst.jpg)

Thats its old town district

  (http://www.rudisphotoworld.com/photos/photo/LCT4503.jpg)

Yes that is an old theatre and it still is in use. Was showing Ice Age 2

  (http://www.hermannmissouri.com/images/scenic_hermann.jpg)

Thats Hermman MO big wine country.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:31
LOL, Kitten....9 hours....I can't even imagine.  No matter where they fall in a 24 hour clock, 9 hours is 9 hours.  And at 19, I'm thinking I could handle things a lot better on 4, than I could on 9 NOW. (did that come out right?)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:34
Kitten, this is probably lame advice, and I sure hope it doesn't sound condescending, but could a cookie clean-up, temp file clean-up and a defrag sort things out ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:37
HUH?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:40
ROFL.....what you HUH' ing about sportsdude ?  Did that come out more jumbled than I think it did ?

Or are you HUH' ing my techie advice...lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:41
about this:

 [DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 100%"] Kitten, this is probably lame advice, and I sure hope it doesn't sound condescending, but could a cookie clean-up, temp file clean-up and a defrag sort things out ?[/DIV][/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:44
Ahhhh, my pathetic attempt at techie advice....lol.  I see.  Well, those would be the first things I would do.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:45
This summer I'm going to try to bike this entire thing:

[A href="http://www.bikekatytrail.com/default.asp"]http://www.bikekatytrail.com/default.asp[/A]

  Its 425km's long. I bet I could do it in 3 days.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kingy on Apr 24 06 08:47
Sportsdude wrote:
 about this:

 [DIV style="OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 100%"] Kitten, this is probably lame advice, and I sure hope it doesn't sound condescending, but could a cookie clean-up, temp file clean-up and a defrag sort things out ?[/DIV][/DIV][/DIV]
 i understood that altho i had to read it a few times.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 08:47
I tried the defrag, and installed a registry cleaner, but still no joy.  I really don\'t know what else to do, so I might have to take it in.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:53
Why thank you kingy....(I think).  I like to try the basics first.  Like a few days ago, I  couldn't post on DS to save my soul.  Everything hung up forever.....discovered  I had accidently 'abled' (don't ask) my pop-up blocker.  As soon as I realized it, I 'disabled' the pop-ups, and all was right with the world.  Coincidence....I think not.....lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 08:56
Well, fellow loungers......I must sleep.  

Do you work tomorrow Kitten?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 08:58
darn. I wanted to talk about mile 500 km trek I'm going to take this summer on a bike. Oh well tomorrow then.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 24 06 08:59
No, I have one more day off.    I don\'t envy you having to get up at the crack of dawn.  *dawn cracks pretty darn early around here!*  Have a good sleep, P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 24 06 09:03
Awww....sorry sportsdude.  Top of the list for tomorrow.....love to hear about it !!!!!

  Yes kitten, the crack of dawn is far too early.

  Sleep tight sportsdude and kitten.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 06 09:03
dawn? what dawn? to me dawn has never existed. Either I was working when it happend or going to sleep when it happend.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Apr 25 06 12:32
kitten wrote:
Nine whole hours of sleep!!!!  I am extremely jealous, Sportsdude.
 [FONT color=#00007f]So am I, it's a matter of wonder if I manage five[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 08:08
I'm knocking on the door, but it looks tlie the lounge hasn't opened yet.   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/2.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 08:19
lol. kitten. good evening.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 08:25
Good evening, Sportsdude.  Do you have the key to the lounge, or are you going to wait outside with me until it opens?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 08:35
I'll wait. Hey did you here britney spears in pregnant again (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/8.gif) .
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 08:38
No, but then I wouldn't be looking for that sort of news.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 08:39
Neither am I but apparently Yahoo has to tell the entire world this on there front page.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 08:41
I don't think we have to stand out in the cold much longer P.C. I believe is signing in.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 08:45
I don't subscribe to Yahoo, so I don't care what they think is important.  I prefer political news or going to links about strange things that TehBorken posts.

  P.C., if you are signed in now, will you let us in.  We've been standing out in the cold waiting for you to open the door.   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 08:46
Looks like a false alarm.  She's not on board yet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 08:50
Yeah I hate the entertainment fluff but its hard to miss when you go on the website and its bigger then anything else on the screen.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 25 06 09:00
I use Shaw Cable for my server.  They have the news column on the right side, and they have separate sections for national, world, entertainment and sports.  So I can choose what I want to read and ignore the rest.

  It's getting quite late for me, and I have to work in the morning, so I think I'll call it a night and get some rest.  Goodnight, Sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 25 06 09:03
Goodnight, kitten. Got to finish this test I'm taking.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 26 06 08:43
Hey Kitten, just finished that test I said that I was going to finish last night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 05:36
Good for you!  Did it go well?  Didn't you have some sort of essay to write for your college application?  How is that one going?  Have you finished it yet?  So many questions for you.  Sorry, but I am interested in how you are progressing toward your goals.  I'm hoping for a bright future fo you.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Apr 27 06 10:23
The Ebony Lounge seems to be opening earlier and earlier every day!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 01:09
I start earlier because I leave early.  I need my beauty rest, or as others would put it, I need all the help I can get, unlike some people that can get by on five hours of sleep a night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 01:43
Finished the test, now I have to mail it to Pennsylvannia where it will be graded. Won't know for about a month.  The college essay I haven't touched sinced I scribbled something down that came to my head at 4 in the morning about a month ago, got get that going.

        Its opened earlier for Happy Hour.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 27 06 07:43
Yipes.....looks like I've been remiss in my lounge etiquette.  Forgive me ???

  Darned job is cramping my style...lol.  How is everyone.  Gopher..... nice to see you here.

Sounds like you've been busy, sportsdude.  And Kitten, how is everything with you ????

  I've been busy, busy, busy.  I miss my 'lounge time'. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:07
Hi, everybody.  May I come in and sit awaile?  I'm beat and just want to put my feet up for a bit before I have to leave.  Any thirst-quencher would be appreciated.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:16
hey.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:20
Hi, Sportsdude, how's it going with you?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 27 06 08:27
Kitten, you can put your feet up here anytime.  

  Hey sportsdude....how's it going ???  Dodging any storms lately????

  A lady came into where I work yesterday, and brought me a most lovely bottle of wine.  It's a Chardonnay, that I believe she said was made with peaches.  Haven't tried it yet, but it sound like it might be yummy.  I make a dish called Chicken with Peaches and Cream, that is delish.....I think it might be perfect with that.  Sounds like I've got Sundays' dinner menu figured.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:27
fine. Just really tired, exhausted, bored, tired. Want to sleep but body won't let me.  Never really woke up today.  Was up for almost 20hrs from 1 pm yesterday till about 8.30am today. Woke up at 4.30 pm. Still tired.  Then I get yelled at because qoute "You didn't work all day".  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:32
Storms? No. The storm time is basically over, I guess now its bring on the 100 degree weather with no wind and 100% humidity to which gets so hot and muggy that you can see the air.  Living down here in the summer is like a sauna with steam or just a really hot shower room with steam covered everywhere to the point you can't breathe. I hate it.  Spend 5 mins outside and I'm already got a sweat mustache. Where sweat just builds up.  Its unbearable.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 27 06 08:37
Awwwww, sorry to hear that sportsdude.  Sleep deprivation is a nasty feeling.  I generally sleep pretty well, but every once in a while, it's a battle, and it's enough to drive you nuts.  You know, I read a little about sleep patterns once, and one of the most interesting things I learned was the the direction of your bed can greatly affect your sleep.  I believe this to be true, when I found myself waking up'sideways' across the bed after a restless nights sleep.  I had rearranged the furniture, and it took a while to make the connection, but as soon as I put it back, all was right with the world.  There are some links to the lunar 'pull' also.  Just some thoughts.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:38
I can't handle heat like that  About 72F. is perfect.  Anything more is just too much of a good thing.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:41
72 with what humidity. 72f here means humidity in the 90's which makes it feel like it is in the 90's.  But when it gets in the 90's here it feels like you're swimming in sweat and air. Its a cess pool.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:50
I live fairly near the water so there is usually a lot of humidity.  But sitting on the porch under an umbrella and relaxing is a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.  When you are working hard it suddenly seems a whole lot hotter, for some reason.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:52
you live by the river then?
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Post by: P.C. on Apr 27 06 08:54
Humidity is the biggest energy sucker of all.  I like being warm and comfy, but humidity drains me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:56
Not exactly by the river, but just up the hill from it a few blocks.  And where I work is just two blocks from the river on a steep hill.  You can look across the river and see North Vancouver and Deep Cove.  It's a beautiful view, when there is time to look at it.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 08:58
I know what you are talking about I have google earth.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 08:59
I agree about the humidity.  My job is indoors, and the place is like an oven.  Summertime can be dreadful, especially when my patient doesn't want the window open too much because she might get a chill!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Apr 27 06 09:02
I hate to leave, but I need some sleep.  Today was exhausting, and tomorrow isn't likely to be much better.  So goodnight, P.C. and Sportsdude.  I'll be back early in the morning.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 27 06 09:05
Me too Kitten.  Good night.....hope you sleep well.

  You also sportsdude.  Try and get some sleep hun.......you can't get through a day well without a good sleep.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/e044.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 09:07
well its off for work for me in an hour.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 27 06 09:08
early in the morning,eh? Funny because when you will be getting up I will be going to sleep.
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Post by: Gopher on Apr 28 06 01:12
Wake well, Sportsdude. Hope you have a better day.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 08:15
Yes.....we're open....lol.  How was everybody's day?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 08:24
[img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150]

   A deep chestnut brown beer with a rich near-white head and the aroma of fresh roasted coffee.

A wonderfully complex palate with hints of coffee, bananas and liquorice leading to a classic Golding hop finish.

 [UL] [LI]ABV 5.9% [/LI][/UL]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 08:27
Now THAT sounds like a taste worth exploring.  I never aquired a taste for beer, (much to my chagrin, as it often LOOKS so good by those who enjoy it).  Is this available anywhere ?????  I'm always up for something new.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 08:32
It's great stuff one of the best. It leads with an evanescent film of sweetness quickly supplanted by a robust, clean bitterness. Brought a couple of spares. Some liquor stores carry it, most don't. Most LDB outlets will bring in anything you request from their main list.

[img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150][img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150][img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150]

  [img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150][img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150][img height=179 alt=riggwelter src="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/images/beers/main_riggwelter.jpg" width=150]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 08:35
How was everybody's day?

  Not good. Was out on the look out this morning because two teenagers went right up to some guys house and stared at him thru the window then ran off into the woods.  Then as you can tell I got on my little pulpit on DS and got a little angry. Slept the entire day until about 5pm. Then learned I was out of a job.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 08:43
Ohhhh, sportsdude, that doesn't sound good at all !!!!!  What is the connection with this incident and your losing your job ????

  weird al.....I'm SO not a beer drinker, but you have described this in such a way, that I must.  Where is this beer from????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 08:48
[A href="http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/beers/cask.cfm"]http://www.blacksheepbrewery.com/beers/cask.cfm[/A]

  I think one reason that many people don't develop a taste for beer is that they're subjected to the many industrial beers on the market, most of which taste like industrial waste. Another factor is the limited shelf life. If there's a brew pub near you, check 'em out. See what they've got, find out which keg was most recently tapped etc. There are some glorious beers out there.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 08:50
Its got nothing in common.  Just dad's decided to stop doing this one paper route so that mean moi doesn't have a job anymore.  Its good and bad. The good means I can actually have a life and finish school and get on with my life. The bad, I don't have a job and no money flowing into my accounts except for my stocks in the stock market.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 08:51
I like beer but when I'm not in a good mood or am looking for a quick alcohol fix; a glass of wine is just fine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 08:55
"Riggwelter" , so it says on the label, comes from the old Norse rygg - back - and velte - to overturn. When a sheep is on its back and cannot get up without help, local dales dialect says it's rigged, or riggwelted. I'm guessing the Black Sheep brewery people have a nodding acquaintance with this condition.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 08:59
Did someone say Norway????

      Norway Rocks!!!

  [A href="http://www.ulriken.no/bilder/vaagen_b.jpg"]http://www.ulriken.no/bilder/vaagen_b.jpg[/A]

Bergen, Norway
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 09:04
Well, I'm inspired to try it, weird al.  I've only had 2 beers in my life.  The first, some kind of 'common' beer on tap at the Grouse Nest (on Grouse Mountain, many (many) years ago), and the second was a Corona whilst in Mexico on a good friends ticket.  

  Sorry to hear about that sportsdude.  What will you do do now ???  Any plans ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 09:09
What will I do now?

Finish my school work thats been long over due.

    Only 2 beers in your life?? No way.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 09:18
Yes way, sporstdude....lol.  That hardly makes me pure.  There are other 'libations' out there, more to my liking.  I'm not a big boozer, by any stretch, but there's more out there than beer.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 09:21
so you're a jack and coke girl....(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/14.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 09:26
Yipes....are you talking Jack Daniels ?  The only way that would pass my lips, is in a bar-b-que sauce on some succulent pork ribs (WHICH we had tonight for dins....MMMMMM)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 09:30
There are so many wonderful forms of alcohol out there, one would have to be several people to really do justice to them all.. Well, I'm well on my way...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 29 06 09:31
Weird al !!!!!!!   Have we lost you ? .....lol.

  Well, I suppose I should get my behind to bed.....working tomorrow, and I suspect it will be a long day.

  Goodnight weird al....sportsdude.  Sleep soundly.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Apr 29 06 09:32
Hey, have a good day, Peace.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 29 06 09:33
sleep well.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 30 06 08:30
Oy vay....what a day......got the blues tunes playing softly, and hubby has just poured me a cocktail in spite of the fact that it's a 'school night'.  I love this room......instant mellow.

  How was everyone elses day ?  Tell me some delightful stories.  I even noticed the eagle cam is down......RATS.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 30 06 08:37
You know I completely forgot about eagle cam. Hopefully going to check in on it tomorrow.  The day was kinda a downer.  Past two days I've seem to be stuck in neutral and not really going anywhere.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 30 06 08:59
Well, I'm getting a little concerned.  One of the eggs is about 4 days overdue to hatch.  doesn't sound too good.  And the other should have been today or tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 30 06 09:04
yeah it doesn't look good on that front.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 01 06 09:07
Halloo! This place open?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 01 06 09:12
Depends on your definition of 'open'.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 01 06 09:13
How so?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 01 06 10:26
Alright....it would appear that I have become a lousy 'cyber' hostess.  (I assure I do well in real life).

  The Ebony Lounge is ALWAYS open....sometimes I simply don't 'meet and greet' like I should.  It's an 'open' lounge in every other sense.  Between work and birthdays this last week, I have been preoccupied.  I had 3  friends with birthdays' this week, and a 4th  this Saturday.   SO...how is everybody doing??????        
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on May 02 06 12:25
Entering at 1.25 a.m. - anyone still there?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 09:32
Yipes.....we were burried deep on page 2.....a testament to my lousy 'hostessing'.  (darn work interference')  

  How's it going sportsdude???  May I get you anything????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 09:35
Oh I'm doing fine. Could be much better.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 09:38
How's 'our' little Tigger doing.....better I hope.  

  Have you given much thought to your essay?  Wondering if you're coming up with any fantastic ideas.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 09:44
Tigger's wounds opened up again for the 3rd time. Now he's been lasered stitched or whatever that means. He's been regular stitched twice and stapled once.  Now he's got a cone on his head.

  The essay. I've been avoiding it. Partly because I don't think I can do it and second I don't think I can make a good one. Sad and pathetic I know.
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Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 09:50
Yes YOU CAN, sportsdude.  Get yourself out of that mindset...... get yourself a good dictionary....a good thesaurus.......and a good focus on your target.  Don't you pass this up, hun.....YOU CAN DO IT.  don't be afraid to ask for help.  The IDEAS have to be yours, but asking for direction on how to put it on paper isn't cheating....I like to think of it as 'resourceful'.  Whatever gets you pointed in the direction you want to go is worth the effort.  Stop selling yourself short !!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 09:52
I'm too much of a procrastonator
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 09:59
Well, there's a LITTLE time to indulge yourself in procrastination.....but that can't stand in the way of going after what you want.  I think you have some strong goals, sportsdude......and whether they're attainable or not shouldn't give you reason to at the very least, give it a hardy try.  Again, I have to say....don't be afraid to ask for help.  Jot down some ideas....you've got the luxury of time to look at them every couple of days and decide if you wrote what you were REALLY trying to say.....work on it......fix it, change it, work on it.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 10:05
You are right but I've dug too big of a hole this time and its dark down here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 10:11
Never....if you can dig yourself IN....you can dig yourself OUT.   If you were unaware that you've dug yourself into a hole, I might agree that you might have a hard way finding yourself out.  But if you KNOW you've dug a hole....you CAN backtrack and dig yourself out.  Don't make it more difficult than it is......that's just little mind games people play with themselves.  Usually it's people without goals and ambition.....that's NOT YOU.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 10:14
Maybe its just me being tired before I go off to work.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 04 06 10:19
I HOPE that's all it is sportsdude.  Don't stress yourself out over it, but please DO give it some thought.

  Must sleep......eyes aren't focusing.  Take care sportsdude.....and have a good day tomorrow !!!!

[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 04 06 10:26
I'll try. Talk to yeah later.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 08:03
Hi Kitten.....pardon me for a few moments whilst I dust the cobwebs in the Ebony lounge.  It was buried in the darkness on page 2.  

How are you this evening?  I'm enjoying a little later eve tonight, as I have a mid-day shift tomorrow. (yuk)  I prefer the crack o' dawn shift, but I'm quite enjoying not having to rush off to bed.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 08:41
Hey Lise....if you should drop in.......if you can believe it, I'm 'banned' from DV again.  ROFL.  I barely go there anymore, but popped in the other day, and low and behold, I can't post there.  This amazes me,

  How are things going with you.....feeling well, I hope.  Any nasty morning sickness or anything like that????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 08:48
Hi, P.C.  I've decided to stay up a little while since I have tomorrow off.  I've left you a message.  It was a busy day today so I won't hang around too long.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 08:52

(http://www.freakyanimals.com/pictures/1014.jpg)
(http://www.freakyanimals.com/pictures/1014.jpg)  

  Here's a little kitten for you.  What a little sweetheart!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 08 06 08:53
Greetings fellow banned person! Weird feeling eh? I'm sure it's just random, but it's damned irritating too, especially when you see a thread that cries out for a response. Actually I think it was your communications from  DS that started the movement to this site. A proud era in West coast history!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 08:56
As soon as I learned about DS I banned myself from DV.  Saved a lot of trouble.  LOL
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 08:56
That's far too cute.  I've started to head off to bed twice, but although I'm tired, I want to savour the opportunity to sit and 'lounge' for a bit.  That kitty turns me to butter.  The place we went to party the other night, had 2 kittens there.  (Needless to say, I spent more than a few minutes with them)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:00
I thinks so too weird al.  I can't remember what made me think it would work, but it did.  Lise and purelife 'heard my plea'....and then tenkani showed up.  We all liked it so much we stayed.  I know what you mean about DV.  It became tiresome wading through ther muck and mire.....but every once in a while I browse.....and like you say weird al.....every once in a while you get hooked into making a response.....lol.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 08 06 09:02
I don't head over to dv much. Too much of a hassle.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 08 06 09:04
I can't open DV when the kids are around because there's always something nasty in the subject matter.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:04
Hi sporstdude.  I don't often.....but there's something about being banned that makes me feel contrary.  I want to post, just because I can't....ROFL.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 08 06 09:05
I don't know how the kitten was duplicated.  Sometimes strange things happen with this machine.  (I refuse to take the blame!)  Anyway, suddenly I can't seem to keep my eyes open, so it's off to bed.  Have a nice night, folks  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 08 06 09:05
Some of the improv that develops over there in the heat of battle is truly priceless. I've laughed so hard I've literally cried. Hard to explain to "weird alice" why I'm crying, when I can hardly talk!    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:05
OMG.....it's like a reunion in the Ebony Lounge.  Hellooooooo FC !!!!    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 08 06 09:06
Hi everybody! Long time no logged-on-at-the-same-time.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:07
Good night Kitten....hope you sleep well.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:10
weird al....I can't deny, that I've laughed OUT LOUD at some of the nonsense 'over there'.  It's just one of those things I can't take a steady diet of. (not laughter, but sifting through all the rest of the crap to find the laugh).  Sometimes I even surprize myself at some of the things that DO make me laugh.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 08 06 09:15
You do have to separate the wheat from the chaff. But even some of the chaff is first class..
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 08 06 09:20
LOL......well, I wish I could keep my eyes open, but I'm toast.  I don't work the early shift tomorrow, but I did THIS morning, and a 5 a.m. start ,makes for a long day.

  Good night everyone !!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 08 06 09:22
G'night! I'm gonna stay up way too late tonight just for giggles.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 08 06 09:24
Hey FC did you here about the F1 race yesterday? Shuey did it again. 2 in a row.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 08 06 09:29
Him's definitely a threat this year. Should be a real barn burner of a season. Alonso knows how to string together a championship but he will be tested this year for sure.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 08 06 09:40
Yeah it sure looks like that. Ferrari finished 1,3 with alonso second and ferrari taking over constructures. Alonso during the winners ceremony did not look happy at all. Finally Shuey has a competitor albeit for a year since Senna died.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 08 06 09:57
I think a lot of people (myself included) thought Schuey had gone a bit soft and had seen his best racing. What with seven world championships, rewriting the record books, and starting a family.
So I'm pleasantly suprised with Ferrarri's return to form. This will be a classic year!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 11 06 08:52
Hiya PC!(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 11 06 09:16
Hi Future Canadian......how the heck are you? [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 11 06 09:18
Is it me or has it been a little quiet over here lately?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 11 06 09:21
 Just ducky, thanks. I'm just hangin' out waiting for Serenity to finish downloading from iTunes. Thinkin' 'bout going to bed, but I'm afraid I'll miss something. I'm just like I was as a kid-don't want to go to bed at night and don't want to get up in the morning. Good thing the 'factor is a morning person or nothing would ever get done around here 'til noon.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 11 06 09:24
lol, sportsdude.....I don't think it's you.  It has been a little quieter lately.  I've been so busy, and when I'm not busy, I'm tired.  How 'bout you ????  

      Planning a trip to Vancouver I see, FC.  When are you planning to visit and how long will you stay ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 11 06 09:24
 Sleepy time(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on May 11 06 09:26
around the first part of June and we'll just stay for a weekend or so. But I'm off to sleep now or I'll be sleeping on the couch  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 11 06 09:27
I believe I'll be doing the same shortly FC.  Mighty tired tonight. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g050.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 11 06 09:34
I meant DS as a whole. And I don't get why you guys get so tired its only 10.30 pt time. Prime time televison isn't even over yet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 12 06 06:06
lol sportsdude.  Some of us are GETTING UP at 5 a.m., not going to bed.  Believe me.....that's makes for a LONG day.  And if you need to do it again the next day......10:30 is a late night.  

Prime time ?????  That only matters if you watch TV.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 12 06 06:07
I haven't gone to bed yet and its 9 o'clock here. But I think I'm becoming nocturnal.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 12 06 06:21
I rest my case. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 12 06 06:26
As they say I'm a youngin'.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 18 06 08:23
OMG.....someone's not doing their job.....had to dig myself out of the bottom of page 3.  (Blasted job...suckin up my DS time)

  Working late I see tenkani......is that unusual for a Thursday?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 08:12
Geesh page three again.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 23 06 08:13
You notice the place hasn't been open since last Thursday?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 06 08:15
Yeah I kinda remembered. Wonder what P.C.'s been up too?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 06 08:01
[A href="http://www.maj.com/gallery/fuzzball7/emoticons/bow.gif"][img alt=bow.gif src="http://www.maj.com/gallery/fuzzball7/emoticons/bow.gif" border=0][/A] My humblest apologies for my neglect.  I can't seem to find 5 minutes for myself these days.  I haven't even opened up my e-mail for 2 weeks.  My computer is bursting its seams.  I have tried to keep up on the reading on DS, but not managing to find enough time to make a reply.....and when I do, then I'm off 2 seconds after I hit POST.  Sheesh !!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 06 08:45
Why Kitten....I didn't see you come in.  (Just brushing off the cobwebs in the lounge here [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0])

  The REAL ebony lounge has the blues playing softly, and I've allowed myself a nice glass of wine on a 'school night'.   How was your day ?

  Kitten....Trollio.....[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/nahrung/a010.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 27 06 08:49
Howdy folks, oops! pardon my lurch! Mighty fine place y'got here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 06 08:54
One of these days (when I learn how to do such fancy things) I'm going to post a pic of The Ebony Lounge.  Mighty flattered that you stopped by weird al.  

  Look at us on DS on a Saturday night.....my excuse is that I work tomorrow at the crack of dawn.  Just winding down from a busy day.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 27 06 09:02
Sure, DS on a Saturday night, that's fine. I remember when I used to think I had to be downtown going bonkers, etc., or I wasn't having a good time. Me and weird alice are just as likely to be home on a Saturday night or out on a Tuesday night, depends on the mood. Same with long weekends. I am most emphatically not lining up with everybody on the freeway on a long weekend to drive in lockstep to somewhere to "get away from it all", and find that "it all" came with me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 06 09:14
I hear ya.  Saturday night syndrome is for the very young I suppose.  It's very freeing to learn that you can have a 'Saturday Night' any night you choose....lol.  I lucked into a piece of property several years ago that is exactly the kind of place I used to look for when I wanted to get away.....now, simply staying home is a treat.  

  Well, 5 am comes too quickly, so I must sleep (even though I don't feel quite ready).  Working on Sundays throws off the normal balance of things for me....especially because Mr. P.C. is off on Sundays.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 27 06 09:16
See ya P.C...take care.

  [img height=400 alt="Oatmeanl Stout" src="http://www.mcauslan.com/en/products/stout.jpg" width=236 border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 06 09:23
St Ambroise ????  THAT looks interesting.  I wish I had developed a taste for beer.  So many varieties, and so many look kind of inviting.  Perhaps I'll give it a shot again some day....a blistering hot summer day is when they look most tantalizing.  That sounds like the best time to try.

  Good night weird al. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on May 27 06 09:25
Good night P.C.   S. consumer recommended the McAuslan's. He was right on the money. A serious, beautiful beer. I think you'd find it a tad bitter. You can't go wrong with the Riggwelter tho.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 31 06 08:46
tenkani.....you are burning teh midnight oil.  Studying or working ????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: tenkani on May 31 06 08:58
Hi!!!
I'm at work but at 10:00 I get to leave!! Wh000...OMG THAT'S NOW!!!!      (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)
BYEEEEEE!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 31 06 09:01
Well, it's been a slice........have a good night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 07:27
Page SIX !!!!!  I HAVE been neglectful !!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 15 06 07:35
 P.C. wrote:
Page SIX !!!!!  I HAVE been neglectful !!!!!

LOL. Geez, I almost never come in here. Probably past my bedtime. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/14.gif)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 07:40
Mine too these days, apparently.  Plus no wine for P.C. for a while.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c003.gif" border=0]

  Pardon my wallowing in my misery....may I get you something ?

  You've got a mighty fine project going on there with your deck, TehBorken.  You're putting one up, and I'm trying to find the time to take one down.  I knew you were clever, but I didn't know you were handy too!  *swoon*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 15 06 08:07
Damn decent of you to finally open the door.  You want everybody to stand outside forever?  And I'll have an Amarula, thank you.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 15 06 08:09
 P.C. wrote:[div style="font-style: italic;"]Pardon my wallowing in my misery....may I get you something ?[/div]
Thanks, anything with loads of Go Juice in it will be fine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 08:38
Go Juice ????  Are you running out of steam TehBorken ?

  You are probably the best person to ask. Is there another way to post ones own pictures without using TinyPic or PhotoBucket ?  I can do all sorts of things in practise, on the computer, but computer lingo is over my head.  Can you explain it to simpley ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 06 08:45
Yeah I want see that room this thread is named after.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 08:47
Hi Sportsdude !!!!!!  So how do you post YOUR pics?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 15 06 08:54
   P.C. wrote:  [div style="font-style: italic;"]Is there another way to post ones own pictures without using TinyPic or PhotoBucket ?  
[/div]
Basically, the image just has to be "reachable" somewhere on the net to be posted here. All Photobucket does is provide a place on the net where you can store the images. If you look at the tool bar here you'll see this image: (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/buttons/upload.gif)

This button allows you to upload your own image to this server so you can then display it. It's currently limited to images that are 300x300 and less than 50K in size. That's fine for some images but won't allow larger ones to be uploaded. If there's enough interest here I can do one of two things:

1) Increase the size limit so people can upload larger images, or

2) Setup a full-fledged image gallery so people can make their own collections of images (which can then be posted here).

 The #2 option would be sort of like Photobucket without the ads or linking restrictions. I'm amenable to doing either one, so perhaps the registered users here could vote on this. I'm thinking #2 would be better in the long run, although people would probably need to login to it separately (not a big deal, more of an annoyance).

Ideas and suggestions welcome.....
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 15 06 08:58
  P.C. wrote:
Hi Sportsdude !!!!!!  So how do you post YOUR pics?

I may be wrong, but I think some of SD's images are hotlinked, which is technically a no-no. Some people get really pissy when you link to images on their server because they end up having to pay for the bandwidth for every linked image- even the ones not on their site.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 06 09:01
Mine that I take personally, tinypic. But Tehborken is right most of my stuff is copy and paste off of a google search.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 09:03
Well, that was mostly Greek to me.....lol

   I didn't like the privacy policy on either tinypic or Photobucket.  I also don't like the idea, that  if I use it, I'm not cray about the idea of my photos being out there in cyber land.  I guess there are no other options on that one.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jun 15 06 09:06
 P.C. wrote:  [div style="font-style: italic;"] I didn't like the privacy policy on either tinypic or Photobucket.  I also don't like the idea, that  if I use it, I'm not cray about the idea of my photos being out there in cyber land.  I guess there are no other options on that one.[/div]
 Hmmmm, well, let me look around for a good photo gallery app and see what I can do.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 15 06 09:09
Yeah because DS better watch out SD is buying a new camera.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 15 06 09:11
Thanks TehBorken......and if you do, explain it to me like you're talking to a 4 year old.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jun 15 06 09:39
What's the privacy policy on tinypic? Got any beer?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 16 06 05:13
Awww....weird al....I always JUST miss you.  And I even stocked up on some St Ambroise.  

I've been putting in some long hours at work, and start nodding off at 8:30 or 9:00 these days.  It wasn't what I'd signed on for, but that's where it's at.

  The Lounge was covered with cobwebs and a thick layer of dust, at the bottom of page 6.....this will just never do.  Summer is such a busy time.

  So how are you anyway ?  I don't see you around too much of late either.  Busy ???  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jun 16 06 08:52
Hi P.C! You mean you really stocked up on St. Ambroise? Or you mean these virtual ones here? Not exactly busy, but sometimes I get caught up in a bunch of games of scrabble (I live a wild and exciting life), and the time tends to evaporate. That's life on the edge. Have you gotten around to drinking beer yet? We've got to get you started!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 16 06 09:06
   Hi weird al !  Just the virtual ones....lol.  No, I haven't gotten around to drinking beer.....can't see it happening, but I never say never.

  Scrabble ????  With a board and tiles ?....or computer scrabble.  I love scrabble.  Have you played UpWords before ?  Now that's a great game.  Your mind has to work differently for that one....long words usually bring the game to a grinding halt[/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jun 16 06 09:13
Yeah, computer scrabble. Haven't seen a board and tiles for aeons. I'm addicted to the game. Used to be, some of us would sit up all night around a board, cannabis-soaked and rum-soaked, and pushing the tiles around, sometimes making words that didn't exist and not noticing until several moves too late. Ah, we were a wild bunch!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 16 06 09:16
I hear ya.....lol.[img height=154 src="http://www.greenkeybooks.com/imgs/shoeFit/scrabble-tiles.jpg" width=176 align=right]    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:32
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]

     
 Whatever happened to this lovely hangout?  I had to search for a while before finding it.  *add to resurrected topics*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 29 06 10:49
A thousand blessings to you Kitten.  (well one BIG one anyway) [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c014.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 29 06 10:52
I missed this thread.  It added another dimension to the evening.  And bless you too, P.C.  It's good to see you back.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Jun 30 06 01:29
Either I've  arrived too late and nobody is there, or the ebony room is extra dark  tonight and I can't see through the darkness. Hope you're all sleeping well, or ..........  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jun 30 06 09:26
Howdy PC! Long time no type. I'm rooting around in the DS basement for some good bumps as per your suggestion.(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/15.gif)
Good idea btw.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 30 06 09:29
Hi FC.......it HAS been a while.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]

  Rooting around is the cellar is good fun.....you never know what lost treasure you'll find.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jun 30 06 09:32
It's funny how far back some topics have fallen. It just seems like yesterday sometimes.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jun 30 06 09:41
I'm starting to get all sleepy, so I think I'll go read a magazine and fall asleep.
G' night y'all.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 30 06 09:42
I was even remembering some of the topics on the OLD DS. (couldn't figure out why I couldn't find them [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0])  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 30 06 09:50
Hi weird al.  I'm about to do an inspection of the inside of my eyelids also, but had to say HEY.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jun 30 06 10:09
Hey yourself, sweetheart! Just missed you. Now I'm fading...fading...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 02 06 05:04
Have you 'UNfaded' weird al ?  I missed you AGAIN.

  Beauty day out there.  Just popped in for a moment....company for dinner.  Hubby is deep-frying a turkey.....something he has always wanted to try.  I have the first aid kit and the fire extinguisher at the ready.  (I heard of many 'best laid plans' going awry)  It's not that I don't have faith, you understand  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/c010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 02 06 05:08
Beauty day is right. I guess we're living in paradise already anyway, but when the weather gets like this, it starts to really look like it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 02 06 05:22
really, I'm jealous. It was 97 (36) degrees today.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: TehBorken on Jul 02 06 05:53
I really need a  @$*$#  drink right about now. RRrrrrrrrrrrr....it's hot, I'm cranky, my son and his friend are breaking every rule in the Good Behavior Book, and I'm sure there's something else I could bitch about if I could only think straight enough to remember what it is.

A double, please. No, make that a triple. On second thought just give me a glass and leave the bottle.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 02 06 08:54
Here are some ice cubes to go with that drink.

[A href="http://www.free-graphics.com/clipart/Food_And_Drink/Drinks/thumbnails4.shtml"][img height=200 alt="Wine_-_Chilled.jpg 5.1K" src="http://www.free-graphics.com/clipart/Food_And_Drink/Drinks/Wine_-_Chilled.jpg" width=166][/A]   Enjoy!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 09:33
Sportsdude wrote:
 really, I'm jealous. It was 97 (36) degrees today.

....

Is that a normal temperature for Missouri in June?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 06 10:12
The average is usually in the low to mid 90's (32-35) with 100% humidity and no wind.

But every once in a while we'll get a temperature in the low 100's (38-40) with 100% humidity and no wind. On those days you can literally see the air. In fact now that I think about you usually can on hot days in the midwest.

When I was born the temperature was around 107 (42) with the usual super high humidity. When it gets that hot sporting events are called off.

At the old busch stadium where the baseball team played it use to have astro turf back til the mid 90's and that round stadium was an oven. You would have no wind do to it was inclosed and no shade. Field temperatures were usually around 120 to 130 (49-54) with insane humidity.

  Played a football game once in 100 degree heat (38) about died. In fact I almost collapsed at an LPGA tour event here one time. EMT guy gave me ice, because I was getting woozie.

  I belong in the Pacific Northwest nice and cool.

You haven't experienced heat until you visit here during mid july or august. Some places are hotter i.e. las vegas but they are not as humid.  A couple of years ago St. Louis went the entire month of July in 100 degree weather. About 100 people died. At night it never got below 95.  Add the cars and CO2 and you get red air quality days where you are not suppose to be outside for more then 5 mins.

  Oh and if you sweat, you don't sweat buckets but water falls.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Jul 03 06 10:18
I find it almost impossible to imagine. How about your winters?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:12
Well good evening FC.  Long time, no 'see'.  How are things with you????  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 13 06 09:22
Where's FC? Girl, are you trippin'?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:25
Here I am. Just poking around through a full page of stuff to catch up on.
I say feh to those that say this site isn't busy enough. I hardly have enough time to read half of what's posted in a day.
Howdy PC! Wierd Al! All Y'all!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:26
Beats me.....I saw him log in, but cruise right past the Ebony Lounge.

  Actually I'm having a lovely glass of wine......been about  a month or so.....so I'm totally enjoying it.  (yes.....just one....no tripping, lol)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 13 06 09:28
Hi, FC, PC. Ah, so she's only tipplin'...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:29
  P.C. wrote:

Actually I'm having a lovely glass of wine......been about  a month or so....

You drink at my pace! I can't stomach much alcohol like I used to these days.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:29
I spent another day demolishing my deck, and everything I own, aches.  I've got callouses on my blisters and bruises EVERYWHERE.  You know for a rotten deck, it sure is tough to get apart.  I'm wondering if I jumped the gun.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:32
You drink at my pace! I can't stomach much alcohol like I used to these days.


 [/DIV]
[/b] Wasn't MY choice....lol.  Doc 'suggested' it.  Having a little problem with my muscles.  they're disappearing, and he doesn't know what the source of it is....so he thought it best to look at a clean slate and start from there.  (Kill-joy)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:34
 I'm staring at the same problem PC. The stairs on my back porch are teh sux. Do I just fix those, or tear out the whole crappy plywood porch and build a real deck? I'm scared, it sounds like real work.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:35
Stupid doctors think they're all fancy with their book-learnin' and stuff.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:39
It IS definitely a lot of work.  The deck was HUGE.....just off the ground.....so getting a good under-swing with the sledge hammer is difficult.  There is a plumbed potting bench that needs to come out tomorrow before I can go any further.  Hubby is building a new workshop as our old one is too small, and very far away from the house.  (neither of us like walking back to the house in the dark....lol)  So now a set of stairs will be in order from the deck area down to the workshop.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:41
What's new with you, weird al ?????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:41
 Neato!
I would love to have a workshop. Our house has no basement or garage and I miss  having someplace to make a lot of noise and dust.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 13 06 09:42
New with me? Not much. My dad saw a cat last year. Oh yeah, I wanted to ask you, P, do you do a lot of intense aerobic work?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:45
I suppose I do.....just not in a gymn with music and a too perky for words instructor.  I do a lot of physical work....does that count???
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 13 06 09:47
Somewhere I heard that overexertion can lead to muscle loss rather than fat loss.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Jul 13 06 09:48
 Well g'night all. We're gonna try to fit in an episode of Trailer Park Boys in before bed. (Just got my DVD's in teh mail-goodygoodygoody).
All that talk aboot exercising makes me wanna watch TV.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:54
Really ????  I'd like to know more.  I do have a tendancy to go at things with a vengeance.  I think this is related to some nerve deterioration in my arms, but he's not really sure.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 09:55
LOL    goodnight FC.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 13 06 09:58
Now I remember you mentioning problems with your arms before. Well if it's only your arms, I don't understand the doc linking it to alcohol at all. Love that phrase, alcohol at all. "Do you get stoned alone a lot, on alcohol at all?". Good night FC.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:01
Wow! The joint is jumpin' tonight.  Good to see you all.  And P.C., just WHAT did I say to you about taking it easy?   (oops, there goes that echo again!)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 10:04
*crash* *SD just fell down the steps*

  Sooo

are we ever going to see those lounge pics????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:07
You're in the lounge right now and you can't see what it looks like?  Oh, I see, P.C. left the lights off again.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:11
I don't think he was saying there was a link....just that he wanted to 'diagnose from a clean slate'  (his words)  Who am I to argue.  It sounded sensible at the time...lol.  I say a glass of wine tonight is better than a pain killer or muscle relaxer......I'll ask him what he thinks about THAT.

      rofl, Kitten.  Wouldn't we all be a whole lot better off if we ever listened ourselves, to the sage adivice we give others.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:13
If I ever learn how to post my own pics, Sportsdude, I'll be all over it.  How do you post yours....tiny.pic or photobucket ????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:14
But advice is so much easier to give than take.  We can always find justification for not heeding our own advice.  It's much harder to understand why others won't listen to us.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 10:14
tiny pic.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:20
I've always practised the 'trial and error' method of learning.....it's a little slower, but eventually it works and it's usually a lesson well learned by the time I get it right.

  Sportsdude, Doesn't it bother you that your pictures remain on their site?   Somehow that bothers me.  There's GOT to be another way.....rofl.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:25
I also use the "trial and error" method.  I didn't see it so much as practice as I did blundering about in the dark until the "light" finally came on and it made sense.  A hard way to learn, but effective.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 10:27
no not really because there's a billion other pics. Heck i've even used a couple of face pics on there. And then I look at featured videos of girls in bikini's and say atleast I'm not on there naked.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:30
Well, there's a pillow with my name on it.  I believe I will check out the inside of my eyelids.....they seem to be rebelling against wakefulness.

  Goodnight Kitten, weird al......Sportsdude !!!!  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/k025.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:31
Goodnight, P.C.  Enjoy your well-earned rest.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 06 10:33
Well, it appears weird al went out the back door.

  Hope you're feeling better in the morning Kitten......and I hope you get some sleep Sportsdude.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 13 06 10:42
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 06 10:42
Yeah I should start heading to bed also.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 06:58
It seems like a good night to open the lounge.  

Hang on for a bit whilst I dust off the cobwebs.

  I just noticed Sportsdudes last post (June.....rofl).  I must ask him how far he had to go.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:07
Holy Mackeral long time no see!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:12
I was just getting ready to put the stools back up.

  It HAS been a long time.  I just decided it was about time to have a relaxing evening and put the chores away til tomorrow.  All work and no play is making P.C. a dull girl.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 07:15
Aha!  The voice of intelligence is heard!  Too much work can ruin a party animal.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:16
Still want to see some pictures.
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Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:19
....and I'd still love to post them.  I just don't know how. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:23
Did you ever try this site:

[A href="http://imageshack.us/"]http://imageshack.us/[/A]

  They accepted my pics in Pictures Only Please. Tinypic wouldn't apparently they were too good for tinypic.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:37
OK.....here goes

  [A onclick="return fitsInWindow();" href="http://imageshack.us/?x=my6&myref="][img id=thepic title="Click to visit ImageShack for Image Hosting!" onclick=scaleImg() alt=img174/5127/deercq1.jpg src="http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5127/deercq1.jpg"][/A]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:37
TA DAAAAAAA !!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:39
Is that a rabbit or a cat?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 07:39
Wow!!!!  That's a gorgeous pic.  Is that Cashmere in the forefront?   How did you manage to get that close without startling the deer?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:41
It WORKED !!!!

  [A onclick="return fitsInWindow();" href="http://imageshack.us/?x=my6&myref="][img id=thepic title="Click to visit ImageShack for Image Hosting!" onclick=scaleImg() alt=img243/2889/may160311ok7.jpg src="http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/2889/may160311ok7.jpg"][/A]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 07:43
He is a beautiful cat.  And he looks to be rather tall, too.  He seems to be annoyed that he's on the outside and you're not.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:43
That's my cat.  The deer was very calm..... and thirsty.  She had quite the feast in the herb garden, and a tasty refresher from the birdbath.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:44
Hey the deer look the same in Canada. What a shock. HUGE CAT!    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:47
Oh BOY......this is FUN.

  This is the deck I just demolished a couple weeks ago *cry*

  [A onclick="return fitsInWindow();" href="http://imageshack.us/?x=my6&myref="][img id=thepic title="Click to visit ImageShack for Image Hosting!" onclick=scaleImg() alt=img166/9964/pict0045yv3.jpg src="http://img166.imageshack.us/img166/9964/pict0045yv3.jpg"][/A]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:50
Wow you have a very foresty back yard. Cool.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 07:50
You live in Paradise!  Did you have to remove all the plants growing around the deck, or were you able to save them?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 07:52
It just dawned on me how did the deer migrate onto an island thousands of years ago? I know they aren't the best swimmers in the world?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 07:58
Well, most everything is potted......the ferns are 'natural' and they remain.  I'm going to replace the deck with a flagstone patio.....but not until next spring.  Too many projects on the go right now, that I want done before the fall. (not to mention, I just don't have the time or energy)  It was a HUGE deck......it goes about another 12 feet to left of the pic.

  That's the least dense area of the forest, Sporstdude.  That's the front of the property closest to the road.  The property in the other direction is VERY thick forest.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 08:00
  Sorry to go, but I must get to bed.  I've been up since 4:30 this morning and I'm really noticing it now.  Sweet dreams to both of you.  Have a splendid tomorrow.  Good night.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 25 06 08:02
I'm glad to hear that you will still have all your plants and a flagstone patio will be stunning.  Great choice.  Do you ever stop working?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 08:05
Good night Kitten......sleep sound and have sweet dreams !
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Aug 25 06 08:37
Now that you can post pics, do we finally get to see the actual Ebony Lounge?  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 08:38
yeahe! Its unlocked!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 08:43
Strange.....I didn't really do anything.  (to lock it OR unlock it)  Thanks Sportsdude.

  I will take pics tomorrow and post.  Thanks so much for the link to ImageShack.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Aug 25 06 08:44
Cool, I'll stop and look.
G'night all.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 08:54
cool can't wait!
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Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 09:01
Now I just got to hope my camera will cough out a few more pics.  It's been a little sick.  I've had it for 4 years on Monday, and I'm not exactly gentle with it.  The batteries are charged, but they're not making a connection or something.  

  I meant to ask you what camera you have, Sportsdude.......Your pictures are beautiful. Aside from being artisticly exceptional, the quality of the photos themselves is awesome.  I'm due for a new one.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:06
I've got a Panosonic Lumix wit 10x optical zoom. Its not super high on the mega pixels its got 5. But the zoom is insane.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:08
Here's mine:

[A href="http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10071946&catid=20226"]http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10071946&catid=20226[/A]#  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 09:13
I think that will be my next camera.  I am quite impressed with your  photos.  Mine is pretty good....or should I say WAS pretty good, but I'm sure there's a lot better out there in the last 4 years.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:21
Yeah, its good. The best buy girl said it was the best she thought before you got to the big clumsy giant cameras.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 25 06 09:34
I'm having a bit of trouble keeping my eyes open.......getting a little sleepy.  Roofing is tiring......I think walking funny on a slope all day takes it out of you.  Lots to do tomorrow.

  You too, right?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:45
Yeah I got a busy day tomorrow but I took a 3hr nap this evening so I can get up early in the morning today and not be tired. Downside, this makes me not tired at the moment
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Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 25 06 09:46
Plus I've got to take someone to the airport tomorrow morning.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:16
Good evening, Kitten, Kingy, Lise......did I miss anyone?

  I was just thinking about how dark it was at 9:00.  Summer evenings.....ahhhhhh.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kingy on Aug 26 06 08:20
yep, back to school in a week. the days are shorter and nights are longer. where did the summer go?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 26 06 08:22
Good evening, P.C.  I checked earlier but the lights were off in the lounge, so I thought I'd check again before I went to sleep.  I was up extra early this morning (4:00 AM) and I'm beat.  Did you finish what you were working on?    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:24
School ????

  I have NO complaints about summer nearing its end.  It has been fabulous.  I'm even looking forward to some fall projects.  (I never do indoor projects in the summer)  
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Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:27
I just about did, Kitten.  I have one more fence panel to go.  The fence is from the end of the deck, and when I took the deck down, I missed it.   Built a little retaining wall and backfilled it to level it out up to the fences new location.....looks good.

  4:00 am ????  Good gawwwwd.  Was there a purpose, or was it that you just couldn't sleep?
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Post by: kitten on Aug 26 06 08:32
Congratulations, O busy one!!  I'm sure it will be fabulous when you're done.

  I just couldn't sleep any later so I got up and read and played with the cat.  He wants to be outside all the time now so I take him for one-hour walks three times a day to familiarize him with the territory.  After a couple or three weeks I think it will be safe to let him out without the harness.  My feet are feeling the strain, though.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 26 06 08:36
Thought I'd claim 500 before I go to sleep.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:37
I remember keeping poor Cashmere inside for a couple months, while he looked longingly out the door.   (the little panes come right down to his hieght)  

  When we finally did, he was like the tasmanian devil.  You couldn't get near him....hissing and spitting and acting like a blender.  NOW, it's almost impossible to get him inside....especially in the summer.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:38
WooHooooooo Kitten !!!!!!!

  Congrats !   lol

  I'm off to bed too.....work tomorrow,  Blahhhhhhhh
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 26 06 08:42
I hope Kaycee doesn't react that way!  I want him to be an equal indoor-outdoor cat.  I'll just try to make sure he knows where his treats are.  

  Your lounge is a lovely place to hang out.  I just wish I could stay up longer, but tomorrow starts early, as usual.  Just one more day until my break.   Yay!  Did you get three days off this week?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 26 06 08:45
I did.  3 more would be juuuussssst perfect....rofl.

  I don't think he was an outdoor kitty with his previous 'owners'.  He LOVES his territory....and is like a little pittbull when it comes to keeping watch.

  Goodnight Kitten....I'm off to the Land of Nod.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 26 06 08:48
I think mine was also an indoor kitty, which is why I worry about letting him loose.  

  I'm heading to bed now too.  I can barely keep my eyes open, much less keep my brain operative.  Pleasant dreams, P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:03
Good evening ladies.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:08
Good evening, sir.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:16
How was everyone's day?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:18
Same old story, worked, walked the cat, went back for second shift, walked the cat and did some reading in between.  How about you?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:28
I did nothing, to the dismay of my mother.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:28
Why did you do nothing?  I thought you were studying.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:31
Well I had a long night the night before and didn't get up til 2pm. Did get dinner. Yeah I need to be working on school work but just didn't feel up to it today. Well do it either later tonight (having hard time sleeping) or doing it tomorrow before class in the evening.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:34
Procrastination is the one thing that can ruin all your plans and dreams.  It's a pity, because you have a lot of intelligence and I would hate to see you waste it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:37
Yup thats me to the T. Ever heard of an 'arm chair quarterback'? I sometimes do that every once in a while.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:40
It's better to plan ahead and work toward your goals than to look back and wish you had followed through.  When you have so much potential, why waste time.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 06:42
Yeah Potential and What if thats my middle name.

If I died tomorrow my grave stone would say

  Sportsdude

1986-2006

  Potential

    lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 06:47
Potential is worth nothing unless you act on it.  There's no point in dreaming big dreams if you won't do anything to achieve them.  It's like you're saying I'll just sit here and let my parents take care of me because it's too much effort to work on anything.  Is that really how you feel, or do you just need someone to give you a kick in the pants to get you started?  I'm perfectly willing to give you that good swift kick if that's what you need!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 07:09
No, my parents don't really support me anymore. I'm the college grad who just happens to live in his or her parents basement. Except I'm not a college grad. I've said to many people I'm going through that phase in my life first preparing for the world. I know how to live on my own. I pay for my school. I just live in my parents basement. I'm passed the whole kick in the pants phase. I did that to myself when I decided out of the blue to "hey lets enroll in college". Really my little journey started back from the gallows when I went by myself on my own to Seattle during Spring Break last year. Thats when I realised it was possible and I can do this.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 07:22
OK then.  Now what are you actually doing to prepare for college and how hard are you studying for it?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 07:34
Well at this moment I'm going over my El alfabeto espanol. I've told myself I'm going to do this language right. I'm going to learn the basics because for the first time I actually want to learn a language.

Going to work on my technology all this week try to get close to finishing it so all I have to worry about is british literature and my college night class in spanish.

  Then in Nov. I'm going to write the early entrance college essay to the college I've been talking about. Turn that in and apply for early financial aide.


Pass the spanish class in the first semister and then in the second semister.

  Start packing by my 21st birthday in July. Leave for Seattle on my own in my car by early August and get ready for school as a freshman in college by this time next year.

  I could have been going to this college this year but I wasn't ready. Now I am.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 07:48
Good for you!  Keep in mind that the sooner you start any project, the sooner you finish it and have some free time on your hands.  You can relax a lot easier when you know you've done something well.  Every thing you accomplish, the prouder you are of yourself.  The self-esteem just keeps going up.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 07:52
thanks kitten.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 07:59
Good evening.

  Wise words Kitten.  I agree with it all.  

I think the biggest problem for many, Sportsdude, is even HAVING a goal.....but you've got great dreams and ambitions and enough smarts to reach them.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:00
Yup its just a matter of me doing the hard stuff to get there.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:03
Thanks for backing me up, P.C.   I'm afraid I went into lecture mode there for a couple of minutes.  I didn't mean to sound harsh, but there are so many opportunities for an educated person, and SD is young enough to reach for the top in any field he chooses.  Sorry, SD.  I'll get off the podium now.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude log out on Aug 27 06 08:06
No problem your not the only one lecturing me these past 2 years. Counselors, Physcologists, teachers, aunts, uncles, grandma's have all said the same thing.

  Anyway how is that deck coming P.C.?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:07
I would have welcomed some guidance at Sportsdudes' age.  It would have saved several years.

  Logged in earlier, and logged out almost immediately.  Drop in company for dinner....last night and tonight.  I love company!!!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:10
Same here.  My folks thought that an education was unnecessary because I wouldn't need it once I got married.  That's the way they thought back then.  They always hoped I would become a missionary!  Okay, you can start laughing any time now!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:11
The deck is GONE.  Worked all day, so no progress today.  

  I took some pics of the bar yesterday.  Managed to get a couple before my camera conked out again....but they're poor. (who knows....it's my birthday tomorrow, so maybe a new camera ????? lol)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:12
LOL Kitten. I was the one that was going to be a pastor. Ooops. Now I'm non religious slightly agnostic. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:16
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, P.C.!!!!!!  You turn 25 now, right?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:18
lol Kitten.  I wouldn't be 25 again for the world.  A holding pattern around 37 would be nice.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:20
Oh then Happy early birthday.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:21
Birthday Eve ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:21
I can't really remember that far back, but 60 would be a good age.  But with the endurance of a 30 year old.  

( and the body of a 20 year old!! )    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:31
Aren't they saying 60 is the new 50 and 50 the new 40 and 40 the new 30. So what would that make me 10?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:32
WOW.....you've given this some thought Kitten....LOL

  Well off to bed for me.  Can't seem to get a grip on the tiredness, and the weeks only begun.

  Take care, Sportsdude and Kitten.  (and a scritch for Kaycee)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:33
Yes, but an educated 10!  And a tall one!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 06 08:34
That's GOOD Sportsdude.  rofl

  Good night .....z z z z zzzzzz  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:34
Good night, P.C.  And a very happy tomorrow!  Kaycee says thanks.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:35
Yeah I'd be like that little leaguer from saudi arabia (via the u.s.) who at 12 is 6'8.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:36
Good heavens!  Were they feeding him fertilizer???
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:38
Shaq was that tall at that age
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:39
How tall is he now?   I don't really follow basketball, but I know who you mean.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:42
7'1 7'2ish

  Yao Ming is 7'5 or 7'8 Can't remember
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:45
I see you have a new avatar.  Tres cool, SD!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:46
yeah it worked!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Aug 27 06 08:51
I'm impressed.  That's very different.  I'm going to go to sleep now.  My eyes are telling me that's enough openness and it's time to shut them.  I'm so used to getting up early that even on my days off I can't sleep in.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 27 06 08:52
yeah same here but I'm the opposite. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Aug 29 06 08:36
Hi Kitten

  I don't know why I take some degree of comfort knowing I'm not the only one having problems....lol

  So, I'm wondering what happened to bubble bath or a pretty necklace.  I got a drill and a hammer for my birthday ....lol.  (at least it wasn't from hubby.....  Although I was half expecting a band saw from him).  Is it possible I'm not as feminine as I think I am....ROFL.   (at least it's a pretty hammer)

  [A href="jvascript:popImage('images/int/haml.jpg','6-in-1 Floral Hammer Combination Hammer')"][img alt="6-in-1 Floral Hammer Combination Hammer" src="http://www.bloomsburystore.com/prodimages/large__14_12_2005_06_35_haml.jpg" border=0 name=fullimage][/A]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 29 06 11:04
When I think of P.C. I think of the play I just saw not too long ago......

  (http://www.ezydvd.com.au/g/i/p/229791.jpg)

    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Aug 30 06 04:41
I don't know that story, so I'm not sure if I should be flattered or insulted. But if my guess is right, I'm thinking that looks like you think I'm much older than I am.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 30 06 09:58
Its a musical about mountain men marrying women.
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Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 06 10:17
Ostensibly based on the story of the rape of the Sabine women.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 30 06 10:36
Really? I didn't know that.
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Post by: Gopher on Aug 30 06 10:49
Dip into Plutarch, he'll reveal all.
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Post by: weird al on Aug 30 06 11:06
Gopher wrote:
 Dip into Plutarch, he'll reveal all.

  Yeah, dip into Plutarch!. Catullus did, and he's a changed man.
 
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Post by: Gopher on Aug 31 06 10:49
lol(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 01 06 08:18
Why Schadenfreudmeistersir.....geez, I've forgotten how to spell it.

  Long time no 'see'

  How ARE you ?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 01 06 08:31
hey p.c.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 06 05:42
Awww, Sportsdude.....I missed you.  I was about to post again, and our neighbours dropped in for a short good-bye....I was a little surprised.  (kinda late-ish)  They're leaving on the first ferry this morning.  Anyway, by the time they left (not such a short good-bye)....I went straight to bed.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 02 06 09:23
No problem P.C.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 02 06 08:00
Sorry I haven't been around, but I have to get everything ready for my two-week absence while I get my other eye fixed.   Hooray for time off, but I've had to work twice as hard in the week leading up to it.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 06 08:03
Haven't had a whole lot of time myself here, Kitten.  You must be getting excited for your upcomomg event.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 02 06 08:05
I am looking forward to seeing clearly with both eyes, but I think I'm looking forward to a real rest almost as much!
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 06 08:11
What a simple thing to take for granted..... the expectation to see clearly.  Good thoughts your way on that one Kitten.

  Hey !  Guess what I did yesterday !  I got my ears pierced.  Had them done years ago, but as I always had long hair, I never bothered with them much.  My friend got a gift certificate to have them done, as I've apparently been yammering about getting them redone for years....lol
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Post by: kitten on Sep 02 06 08:15
Great news, P.C.!!  Did it hurt much?  I had mine done many years ago (Gad!  Half a lifetime ago!!)  and it hurt like crazy.  But I was sick of losing earrings and the clip-ons made my ear lobes red in an hour or less, so I had to do it.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 06 08:19
I was just saying to hubby, that although it wasn't painful the first time around, I DO remember it kinda feeling 'throbby' and warm.  (and at the very least, pink)  I felt nothing when I had it done, and have felt nothing since.

    Anyway, Kitten I must sleep.  Work in the early morn. *cry*

Have a lovely evening.....and scritches to Kaycee.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 02 06 08:21
I'm going to bed now too.  By the way, Kaycee knows his way around and comes back after he's been out by himself.  five days of leash training and he was ready for the great outdoors.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 02 06 08:23
Perfect, Kitten.  Who's a clever boy!!!!!!!

Sleep well.

G'night
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Post by: kitten on Sep 02 06 08:25
Sweet dreams, P.C.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 04 06 08:16
I shamelessly rescued this from falling off the bottom of the page, merely to say goodnight to all.

It's going to be berserk again tomorrow. *cry*
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Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 08:18
Aw, here's my shoulder to cry on.  And a nice clean towel to go with it.  Good night, P.C., and pleasant dreams.  I hope tomorrow is better than you anticipate.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 04 06 08:25
Thanks Kitten.  A good attitude can go a long way.....I appreciate the gentle nudge.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c033.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 08:35
Not a nudge, just a wish that things go well for you.  I know how difficult some days can be, and how they seem to snowball sometimes, so I hope things ease up for you.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 04 06 08:37
Thanks again Kitten.....and I'm really REALLY going to bed now.  Sleep well !!!!!
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Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 08:39
Good night. Sleep tight.
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Post by: weird al on Sep 04 06 08:46
...I knew that wasn't a nudge...
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Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 08:47
I knew you were a very perceptive man.
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Post by: weird al on Sep 04 06 08:51
You're very perceptive your own self :)
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Post by: kitten on Sep 04 06 08:52
Thank you, kind sir.        *blushing and curtseying*
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Post by: kitten on Sep 06 06 08:32
Hi, P.C.  The operation went well.  How is work going?  Still going crazy there?
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 06 06 09:35
Hi Kitten.....sorry I missed you earlier. I logged on, then I had to fly.  Was thinking of your surgery all day.  How are you feeling?  Is there as much pain as the first one or pretty much the same?

How many days before you get any clarity.

  Yes, it's crazy at work.  I forgot how September is as busy, if not busier than August.  In some warped, selfish, twisted way, I found myself wishing for snow today.....lol
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Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 04:41
It was worse at first, now not so bad.  I took the patch off when I got up and all I'm using are reading glasses to see this..  It is definitely worth all the stress and discomfort.

  Are you off work today?  And I don't want to hear about snow.  *bad word*    
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Post by: CK on Sep 07 06 06:02
  Are you off work today?  And I don't want to hear about snow.  *bad word*

    Snow?? A bad word???  

[img style="WIDTH: 48px; HEIGHT: 33px" height=62 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/6.gif" width=89 border=0]  
 
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 07 06 06:12
Kitten....how wonderful for you !!!!  What a treat....only reading glasses.  THAT is excellent.

By this time next week, all will be well.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/a010.gif" border=0]

    HI CK !!!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a025.gif" border=0]

  Snow is GOOD.....as long as it's on the mountain.  It was just a thought, but I'm over it now....lol

  How is every little thing with you ?  Sounds like you've spent your summer well.  

  Today I paint  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c003.gif" border=0].  We are just about done with the siding on our new shop, and I'd like to get a coat of stain on it before the yucky weather sets in.
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Post by: CK on Sep 07 06 06:22
Good Morning sweet P.C.!

Looks like you are almost done before the rain hits hey?! good for you guys. I don't have much to do with my yard for this year. Maybe pick a few more weeds out of the flower garden. But here, it might be 26 to 30 this week, but in a week it could be -4, you never know here. Sure is dry though, we need rain BAD!

I am thinking of building a new garage next year. My house is really old and has been kept up, but the garage was never kept up. We will see I guess. Its good enough for now.

  I love snowboarding, that is the main justification for me wanting snow. Snow pact in the mountains is a healthy thing too!
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 07 06 06:41
It has been very hot here also, CK.  We could use some rain as well....the forest is frightfully dry.

  Anyway, must run.  I want to be at the door when the paint store opens so I can get in a full day of painting.  You take care !!! [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
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Post by: CK on Sep 07 06 06:52
You too! Good luck with the painting! Don't forget to play some music, have a cold drink ready for a break.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 07 06 07:03
Thanks CK.  I've got my painting CD's lined up and the bar fridge is always full.  Mr. P.C. is very conscientious about this.

  Have a wonderful day.

    [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/k038.gif" border=0]
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 07 06 08:26
How are you this eve, Kitten?  Things getting any clearer?  What a crumby way to spend precious days off !!!!    
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Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 08:55
Still pretty sore, but I'm glad it was done.  Any day off is a good thing, and I'm actually typing this without glasses.  Amazing!  Did you finish the stain on the siding?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 07 06 09:05
Take care Kitten.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 07 06 09:06
I will.  How are you doing, Sportsdude?
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 07 06 09:30
Hi Sportsdude and Kitten

  I didn't finish the stain today.....but I got two sides done and some picky stuff. There are two dormers on it, so there were some little peaks that I had to hang over the side of the roof to paint.  It will probably take another couple days.  Almost 3 gallons of stain so far....yipes.

  Well, my eyes won't stay open any longer....lots to do tomorrow.

Good night.....zzzzzzzzzz  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 07 06 09:52
I'm doing great. Losing a bunch of weight been working out for 2hrs everyday. Makes me feel good about myself.
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Post by: CK on Sep 08 06 08:33
Good job sports. I exercise and workout almost everyday too. I take my health seriously.

I find there are 5 factors to balance,

sleep

flexibility

strength

food

cardiovascular    
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 08 06 09:47
Yup. I've worked out basically everyday for the past 3 weeks now. Tired of feeling out of shape. Trying to get rid of the lineman body I had during football.
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Post by: CK on Sep 15 06 08:01
P.C., if you are around, just wondering how the painting/staining went? I am doing some painting this weekend. Going to paint the main bathroom.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 15 06 09:19
Hi CK  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a025.gif" border=0]

  I'm around.  You have my sympathies CK.  Painting is a lot of work.  Prep and clean-up taking up more time than the actual painting.  I haven't finished my painting yet, but I had to switch tack for a day or two.  I made a new hearth last winter, but it's a mess and I need to make another one.  I dry set marble tile, and it didn't last past the first day.  It's basically a bag of gravel now. Too soft.....what a waste of money THAT was.

  I try not to do indoor projects in the good weather, but a buddy has a good set of bottle jacks to lift the woodstove and he's on his way out of town this week, so we are taking advantage of his jacks AND his mucsles before he leaves. I WON'T be dry setting the new tile.
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Post by: CK on Sep 15 06 11:47
I found out how much work painting was when I first moved to Calgary. I painted my whole basement and made a workout room and play/rec room. Yeah, taping sucks. But like I said before, some music, and a cold drink waiting makes it all worth while.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:15
Did you finish the tiling, P.C.?  Was it difficult?  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:27
Good Evening ladies, got back from the farm today. Took a sunset picture want to see it?
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:28
Sure!  Are you going to put it in the Pictures Only thread?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:30
either here or the pictures thread you pick.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:32
You're the one with the photo.  But why not here?  It will look good anywhere.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:35
[A href="http://tinypic.com/view/?pic=49gmjqe"][img alt="Image hosting by TinyPic" src="http://tinypic.com/49gmjo7.jpg" border=0][/A]

  I took it on the road to the highway. Was really really really tired and spent most of my 3 hrs down there (had to take grandma back home for the weekend) I spent sleeping in my mothers childhood room. (its a farm house, room still looks like it did back in the 70's lol). More things change the more things stay the same.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:38
Gorgeous pic, Sportsdude!  Were you tired from the driving or had you been busy before you drove to the farm and it caught up to you?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:42
just really tired in general. Both me and grandma where toast, got to the house both just collapsed and went to sleep
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:43
Whatever happened to the Habitat for Humanity project?  Did you work on it, or was it cancelled?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:49
No I worked on it last week. If it wasn't for me and this other guy from Oregon, the house that I was working on would very far far behind. Not working this weekend because

A) Would be just coming off of work and I'm tired to began with last thing I need to do is staple my hand to the house because I'm falling asleep. lol.

B) They only needed a couple people this week. So, might as well give it to someone who could give it there all for 8hrs on the work site.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:52
Glad you got some work on it.  Some family is going to be grateful for the helping hands.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:52
yup I met the whole family. Nice people.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 09:55
Nice!  I bet they're excited.  If I remember right, they also have to work on the house as much as possible.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 09:58
yeah they have to put in like thousands of man hours  
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:00
I guess that makes them appreciate the house even more, knowing how much work they put into it.  Anyway, good job, Sportsdude.  They really need it, as do many others.  Did you learn anything about the family?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:04
Oh yeah they've been in and out of different apartments for 10 years. There daughter goes to my community college, her sister goes to a local big high school. They've been trying to get into the program for 4 years.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:09
You know, there's a program I used to watch called "Home Makeover:  Extreme Edition" that did a similar sort of thing.  I don't know if you've seen it, but what they do is go in and build a home to replace one that has been burned or is falling apart and the family can't afford to do anything to replace it.  I think the host, Ty Pennington, is a little over the top the way he carries on, but he genuinely cares about the people he's helping and so does his crew.  I found it quite inspiring, and hope they bring it back again this year.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:15
yeah I've heard of that show. Its pretty popular so I don't think the show is going away
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:21
I just remembered it was ABC that carried it.  If you get a chance, why not take a look.  That's what people helping people is all about.  The neighbours would chip in with food for the workers, and the construction gangs worked for nothing.  The furniture and clothing was donated by Sears, and they would frequently raise money for charity at the same time.  As I said, inspiring.  And there is no government interference to tell them they can't do this or that.  Often the fire or police department will get involved in helping the project go smoothly.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:25
cool. i never really watched it because some there's been scandals with that show and the host is annoying.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:30
Agreed. He is very annoying.  Sometimes I turn off the sound toward the end of the show until he finishes ranting.  But it's the basic concept that I find so fascinating...the idea of helping someone just for the sake of helping them.  Of course there is commercialism involved, and it is geared towards the lowest common denominator of the viewing audience, but the fact remains that these truly needy people are helped.  That, I think, is its saving grace.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:34
yeah I don't mind the show.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:37
What show or shows do you prefer to watch?  Other than political?  About the only station I watch is PBS when the are fund-raising.  That's when the best stuff comes on.  And the news, naturally.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:42
Smallville

Prison Break

Rescue Me

West Wing

Lost (just because everyone else does, I find it kinda boring)

  News

PTI

Around the Horn
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 06 10:43
well its getting late and I've got to go to work. Talk later, good night, kitten.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 15 06 10:49
Good night, Sportsdude.  Happy dreams.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 11:05
Did you finish the tiling, P.C.?  Was it difficult?

  I JUST finished.....I only had to grout it this morn.  It needs wood trim, but I won't put that on until it's in place.
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Post by: Gopher on Sep 16 06 11:08
Too busy adding to your value eh, PC?  
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 11:17
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c003.gif" border=0].
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Post by: Gopher on Sep 16 06 11:21
LOL - at least the third time you've provoked it in the last five minutes (add another 15c to your credit!)  
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 11:30
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c025.gif" border=0]

                      rofl
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Post by: kitten on Sep 16 06 12:02
I'm glad you got the hardest part done, P.C.    Once the rest is finished you can relax, right?    *oh, sure!*
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 12:06
Can't see it happening, Kitten....lol
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Post by: kitten on Sep 16 06 12:10
Neither can I, but it was a thought.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 12:14
I DID go golfing last night.....although I think I'm in full agreement with Mark Twain.  'A good walk, spoiled'.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 16 06 12:15
I've always felt that way.  Just because I'm walking doesn't mean I have to hit something to make it worthwhile.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 16 06 12:27
Best get moving......stuff to do.    I know....I know.....lol
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 16 06 02:22
Oye, I was tired this morning when I got home from work I went straight to bed after petting Tigger and taking Ozzie outside. I like to hold Tigger, he's getting BIG. Geesh most way 10lbs now. Then I went to bed at 6am woke up at 3pm. Yikes. Anyway I think I slept so long because I had a dream about British Columbia, driving through the mountains. I like those kind of dreams so I just stay a sleep longer. lol.
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Post by: weird al on Sep 16 06 06:46
Not BC, but close: Moraine Lake Alta., yesterday

(http://i9.tinypic.com/2w2naq9.jpg)
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 16 06 08:24
You're in Alberta now Weird Al? Cool
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Post by: weird al on Sep 16 06 08:34
Naw, yesterday. Went to Banff, etc. Beautiful place, but 'twas beset by rain & snow on Thurs. & Fri., so we boogied on back to jolly old Vancouver.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 16 06 08:35
yeah I heard it was snowing already
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 08:41
So, we slid out the old hearth yesterday.....and slid in the new one.  Looks beautiful.  (I made it as a separate piece, so it can be removed.....good thing)  The bad thing is, I used 3/4 inch plywood this time as to have a more solid base so the tiles wouldn't crack under the weight, and NOW....the pipe is too high to meet up with the pipe in the chimney.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c021.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 08:43
Murphy's working overtime!  Can you cut the pipe to fit?  That is, after measuring very carefully so you won't have to raise the hearth again.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 08:49
  With the hearth being a half inch or so higher, it's not meeting up with the pipe coming out of the chimney.  The pipe 'elbows' directly from the stove into the wall, giving NO room to push it down farther into the stove.  We're thinking we may have to have something made.

  If it ain't one thing....it's another.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 08:52
What a shame, after all that hard work.  There's always something to mess up a perfect idea.  Will it be costly to get a new pipe?
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 08:58
I hope not.   The other alternative is to chip out the mortar and brick that holds the fitting in place.  Cheaper, but not a job I'd look forward to.  I have no idea how thick the mortar is behind the pipe.  Ugh.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 09:02
I hope not, for your sake.  Someone once wrote, "To create, one must first destroy."  So I hope the pipe turns out to be the way to go.  It would be a lot less messy, and easier on you.
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Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 09:06
Thanks Kitten.....me too.

  Well, must sleep soon.  Starting work a half hour later the last two weeks, and soon it will be another half hour.....but I still get up at the same time, lol.
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Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 09:12
I'm back at it day after tomorrow.  I'm going to see if I can change my shifts to morning and lunch.  I think it would be easier to handle than the long break between shifts that I have now.  Have a restful sleep, P.C.  I hope everything works out favourably with the stove.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 09:18
I don't know how you've handled a split shift all this time.  That would drive me nuts.  Having 2 or 3 or even 4 hours in between shifts, would still feel like working to me.  You wouldn't have that Ahhhhhhh feeling when you got home after the first shift.

  Anyway.....off to sleep for me.   Goodnight Kitten (and weird al.....wherever you are)[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 09:21
Actually I had 7 hours between shifts, and it was wearing me out.  I seriously thought of packing it in even though I do need the income, but it should be easier if I can swing this change.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 09:23
SEVEN HOURS  !!!!!  OMG....I had no idea.  That's awful.  (and you talk about ME)  

I could handle THAT for about a week.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 09:24
It's been going on for almost two years now.  That was why I was so happy to have surgery so I could have a break.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 18 06 09:28
Well I hope you get the shift change.   I'm dumbfounded (sp?)  I just COULDN'T do it.

Good luck with THAT Kitten.

  OK....really, this time.  Off to bed [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/n020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 18 06 09:30
I want to hear those snores!!!  Goodnight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 19 06 08:40
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  Hope you have a good night.





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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 19 06 08:43
Pretty soon for me too Kitten.

  I hope it works out.  That's dreadful !!!!

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 05:22
Today is the first day of the rest of my week.  I just want to crawl back under the covers.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 20 06 05:33
Awwww.  Here's to a speedy week !
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 20 06 05:37
Getting the 'big white page' this morning.  Not sure if these are posting.....I post....white page....then I have to hit the 'Back' button to get rid of the white page.  grr
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 20 06 05:44
That's what happened to me yesterday.  And it took forever for it to turn back to home page.  So far it's working okay today.  I thought it was my computer that was not working properly.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 22 06 04:42
P.C., just thought I'd let you know, the bathroom I painted turned out cool!

But, as I finished that, my lady friend showed me a few pictures of a living room with a couple of feature walls done. So..I am tackling my living room today. It looked cool and I want to do it. The walls are a light sandy kind of brown, I am going to do two feature walls a chocolate brown. Will add some feeling to the room.

I am ditching work today to do it. Haha, nobody works on Fridays at my work anyways..hope my supervisor doesn't find out..wait! I am the supervisor! Bwuahahahaaaa!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 22 06 06:00
Sounds beautiful CK.  I did a living room with that same combination in my last house.  Except I added a 'middle' tone with it.  Chocolate brown.... a darker 'tan' and an oatmeal colour.  My friends thought I was nuts using that dark colour, but then they all loved it when it was done.  Ya gotta be BOLD.  It looks rich and warm.  (I'm thinking your sweetie sounds like she has excellent taste.....tee hee.)

  Sounds like you're on a mission.  What will be next ????  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 22 06 02:12
Yes..yes she does P.C.! I haven't told her about "us" yet, but hey, you are my favorite dirty little secret...hehe!

  3 shades you did. Sounds very cool. Just adding this dark color brought my house to life! [FONT size=2]That, and the mushrooms I took made it kind of come to life too...just kidding on the mushrooms!![/FONT]

  omg! I forgot what a disaster a living room can turn into with the prepping and taping. Finished my first coat. I think I need a beer that is colder than Nunavet in January!  I will do some more after my son is in bed tonight.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 22 06 02:15
oh and what is next?

Not much on the home front. I have started my snow dance in hopes for a healthy and prosperous boarding season.

Next spring, I am building a new garage though. Not much to the house this winter.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 22 06 03:57
 Yes..yes she does P.C.! I haven't told her about "us" yet, but hey, you are my favorite dirty little secret...hehe!



3 shades you did. Sounds very cool. Just adding this dark color brought my house to life!

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a143.gif" border=0]  lol, CK.

  Amazing what a little drama on the walls can do.....gives life AND warmth.  I don't envy you the prep and clean-up though.  I think you have an excellent idea.......a beer (or 2 or 3)....definitely.  A frosty beverage will give you the strength to carry on...........tomorrow.[/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 22 06 05:03
I will  save us some paint P.C....for our special body painting date!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/14.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 22 06 05:12
Is it Latex ?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c032.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 22 06 05:14
Sure, and glossy...;)

I better get back to it. Have a happy Friday and weekend! *Hugs and stuff*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 22 06 05:17
Same for you CK.   Don't use ALL of your weekend for work.....save a little time for yourself.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a025.gif" border=0]

    (I can heeeaaaarrrrr you Kitten)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 04:54
Did I just see you giving advice that you would never take, P.C.?    

  I bet the living room looks lovely, CK.  Nice choice of colours.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 04:59
rofl

  As the words were rolling off my fingertips, I saw the hypocracy.  rofl rofl rofl
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:02
No kidding!  I laughed when I read it, and thought, "WHO'S saying WHAT???".
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:06
Well, I've finally decided after all this time, that you've been absolutely correct ! [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/n070.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:08
Does that mean that you are actually going to rest now and again?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 05:10
Wow! Look who is up early on Saturday! I am getting an early start today.

Thanks kitten, yes, it looks good so far. I think I woke up some muscles in my painting arm? What is that all about??

Hi P.C.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Love/1.gif)

  I have the house to myself today. My gal took my son to the Water Park at West Edmonton Mall for the day. It helps to have the house empty to finish painting and clean up. Having some mini-wheats!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:13
Well, I do have to get the yard ready for winter....but that kind of work, although tiring, is relaxing to me.  Some raking and tidying and getting the branches and mess that come down in the wind, ready for a bonfire as soon as the woods are wet enough for it to be safe.

  Any news on your shift change ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:14
Good morning, CK.  I'm going to have a bran muffin for brekkie, along with my three cups of coffee.  I have to be up early.  It takes time to get my brain in gear for work.  I think your arm muscles are asking why you are punishing them like that.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 05:16
I enjoy yard work too. Well, the easy work like mowing, trimming, etc.

  Its chilly here this morning, frosty and ond around 1 degrees. Supposed to be sunny and 22 by tomorrow though.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:17
Good morning CK.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/g094.gif" border=0]

  So how much do you have left to do ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:17
It still sounds like work to me, P.C.   But what do I know?  My idea of relaxation is to curl up with a book or play on the computer.  

  I have talked with my employer, and she is going to look into it.  Hope it all works out.  Three hours between shifts is a lot better than seven.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 05:22
I have just one more coat P.C. I did the second trim last night, then watched Pulp Fiction cause I was pooped. So, just one more coat. The thing about the sand paint that I had originally, I never needed a primer. The first coat looks really good too.

So, I guess I better go do it so it can dry, and when my gang comes home tonight, it will be all cleaned up, popcorn being made, movie ready to go..haha!

  Have a Happy Saturday!

Don't work too hard kitten and P.C. I will stop by later to drop a note.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:23
Well I have to play sharesy.....hubby has some things he wants to look up.

  He's so excited, all his new power tools are being delivered on Tuesday.  The 'shell' of the new shop is pretty much done, so just the inside left to do.  He wanted to wait until the tools came before he put in counters and work benches.  It's plumbed and wired and ready to go.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 05:26
Ditto......have a great day CK.

And Kitten, hope your day breezes by !  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a130.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 05:27
P.C. wrote:
.....hubby has some things he wants to look up.

  [FONT size=2]hehe..he is not looking up me is he..for all the flirting??? ummm....[/FONT]

[FONT size=2][/FONT]

[FONT size=4]Just kidding![/FONT]

[FONT size=4][/FONT]

[FONT size=4]He sounds like me. I discovered how much fun tools are after I got a house.  Have a great day, chat laterz!![/FONT]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 05:28
You have a good day too.  I've got to get ready soon.  It's time to pretend that I'm energetic.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 10:26
AAAARRRRRGGGGGGGGGG !!!!!!!!!!!

  I'm on the edge of using some hyphenated words !!!  I can't get the wall pipe back into the stove pipe.  It's MAKING ME CRAZY.  

    (I swear I was going to relax)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 23 06 10:57
  You don't SOUND relaxed.  But I understand the frustration.  Do you have to buy another pipe or *shudder* lower the stove by re-retiling the floor on a thinner board?  In any case, my sincere sympathies.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 12:00
TA DAAaaaaaa!!!!!  It's IN.    

  We already had to buy a new 'elbow'.  I messed around so much with it, that I broke the airtight seal.

I took the pipe right out of the chimney, and attached it to the elbow, then shoved the whole thing, 'pre-assembled' stove and all, into the wall.  The pipe that was supposed to fit OVER the other pipe actually ended up fitting the other way around.  Small wonder I couldn't make it fit.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 06:45
I am exhausted! All the painting went great, except for one stubborn wall. No matter how slow and even I try and get the paint, it still looks uneven? Like some spots heavier than others. But I rolled, and rolled....the house is still a mess. Maybe it will look better in the morn?

My girl and son are not home yet. Should be pretty soon. I really wanted to get it done before they came home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 06:48
Awwww CK.  I'm sorry you're having a tough time.  Often it does look uneven until it's completely dry.  It may look better in the morning. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 06:50
Well, what is confusing me is, the other walls look smooth? I am not even drinking tonight, so I know it is not blurred vision. Well, I did go and get a slush.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 06:52
Is it the dark wall ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 06:59
Yep, it a dark wall. It looks fine until a light hits it at a certain angle. I wonder if another coat would help? That would be a 4th if I did. Maybe its too much?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 06:59
If you hit 'Replies' on the board, it will sort in ascending order.  There are 18 and a half pages of topics with 0 responses.   (apparently I have too much time on my hands)  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 07:01
I'm sure it's just drying unevenly.  I had the same problem when I painted the lounge.  4 coats IS a lot....it will take at least overnight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 07:05
P.C. wrote:
I'm sure it's just drying unevenly.  I had the same problem when I painted the lounge.  4 coats IS a lot....it will take at least overnight.[/DIV]
 I think I will decide in the morning? I think I need some wind down time.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 07:09
Yes you do.

   Painting is tiring for sure.....but only half as much as disappointment.  I'm positive it will be good tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 23 06 07:11
Well, I better tidy up before my gang gets home. Sounds like they had a busy day too.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 23 06 07:13
LOVE IT......Goodnight CK.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a200.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 05:04
Hurray, P.C.!!!!  I'm glad you got it finished.  Does that mean the lounge is finished now?  



I hope your paint looks even this morning, CK.  I always found the paint looked uneven until it dried, especially the darker colours.  Good luck on that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 24 06 05:20
Good morning Kitten.....yes....err....no.  Well the woodstove is in the living room.  Still need woodtrim around it, but that can wait.  There have just been a couple days, where a fire would have been nice....so I HAD to break my 'indoor work in the summer' rule.  lol

  Well I'm running a little late this morn....gotta fly !  Have a wonderful day.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 03:03
Is the wood trim the easiest part of the job?  It's nice that you will be able to use the fireplace now, since the nights are getting a little chillier.  I guess you'll be finishing on your days off, not that I expected you to relax or anything.

Hope your work day went well.  I'm going for my last shift of the week now.  Chat later.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 24 06 08:39
Installing my new printer awesome fun.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 08:44
I need to get ink for my printer.  I went to print something the other day and realized it was almost dry.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 24 06 08:46
It works! yeayie
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 08:48
You said you were installing a new printer.  Did you have one before, and if so, what happened to it?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 24 06 08:53
The other one works but now the family has three computers two lap tops and the main old one. The main old one has a printer that works just fine but the printer is so old that its not compatible with my lap top and the other lap top. So I got a new one.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 24 06 08:55
Now I get it.  Enjoy your new printer, Sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 24 06 09:04
god, those mate1 ads...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 08:36
I just got some great news.  It looks like my shift change has been approved and I'll just work morning and lunch shifts and have the rest of the day off.  It could begin as soon as Wednesday when I go back to work.  That's going to be so much better.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 08:36
thats great kitten!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 08:38
I'm so happy I could dance.  That in itself is amazing since I never learned how to dance!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 08:43
WHAT?! You don't know how to DANCE?!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 08:46
It was forbidden by my parent's religion, and when I moved away I was too embarrassed to ask if anyone would teach me.  Now I no longer care to, since there's nobody to dance with.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 08:49
HUH? What was wrong with them? Geesh weird. What sect were they the amish?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 08:52
They were Pentecostal.  Very much like Southern Baptist with a lot of hooting and hollering going on.  They disapproved of anything that didn't bring money to the collection plate.  That's why I don't have any religion now.  Too much hypocrisy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 08:55
Geesh sounds like goofy missouri synod lutherans. If I'm now in the not practicing/non religious/don't really give a shit anymore because the people running the place are full of it, catagory.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 25 06 08:58
We couldn't sing anything but religious songs, couldn't go to movies, even cartoons, because they were the work of the devil.  School was suspect, but it was the law so at least there was something.  We weren't supposed to read anything outside the Bible and the school curriculum, but I would sneak books out of the library and smuggle them into my bedroom.  Reading was the big escape.  What a lot of garbage that was!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 25 06 09:44
oh gosh, what idiots. My one side of the family wouldn't care what I read or watch but, must be social conservatives who must read the bible as truth. blah blah blah.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 26 06 04:27
 I just got some great news.  It looks like my shift change has been approved and I'll just work morning and lunch shifts and have the rest of the day off.  It could begin as soon as Wednesday when I go back to work.  That's going to be so much better.



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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 07:56
Thank you so much, P.C.  It looks like Wednesday was too soon to hope for, as I haven't received a call yet, but with any luck it will be by the end of this week.  I can hardly wait.  Only three hours between shifts sounds like a dream.

  Your post blew me away!  Very creative!!

  How is work going for you?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 07:58
Three shifts in a day? What exactly do you do?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:00
It was two shifts a day, seven hours apart.  I am a caregiver for an Alzheimer patient and the job calls for heavy lifting.  It's really rather a difficult job since I'm essentially moving dead weight every time she needs shifting of position.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:03
oh geesh tough job.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:06
She's heavier than I am, so it is a hard job.  The mental stress is harder still, as she used to be a very intelligent woman and I feel so sorry for her.  It also makes me wonder about my future.  I'd hate to wind up like her.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:11
You're still a young. heck most likely the next president of the united states if right wingers have there way again john mccain will be 72 when running, he's 70 now.

It all depends on family history i think.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:14
Young?  At 65?  By the end of the work week I feel ancient.  But thank you, sportsdude.  That was kind.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:16
Really your young. Think about it. Paul McCartney is only a year younger then you.

Old is my grandma 85.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:20
The person I care for is 90.  It isn't that I feel old, it's just that my body doesn't have the strength it used to.  At a younger age I could have breezed through this sort of work, but now it is more difficult.  And arthritis doesn't help.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude log out on Sep 26 06 08:24
Yeah arthritis sucks. But as long as you take walks get out and such. I think a great place to walk to me would be Stanley Park.

  I say better to go like my pastor did. He was 80 but had the heart of a 20 year old and was super active. He lived in India, played tennis and so on. He went to soon but it was quick. He had a brain anyueresm. His wife asked if he wanted some tea and she came back he was gone.

  Now my grandmother is slowly withering away. Had a mini stroke and her mind isn't always there all the time.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:27
The arthritis is in my back and legs and feet.  Walking is very painful.  When I finish a shift the first thing I do is soak my feet in hot water, and then put a heating pad on my back.  It helps somewhat.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:32
what about biking. My grandma down in florida lives in a retirement centre of mobile homes. And a lot of the folks down there ride around on these giant tri cycles. Always looked cool.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:36
There again, it's the back and legs that I have the most trouble with.  And there are nothing but hills around here.  It isn't permitted to ride bicycles on the sidewalk, and the traffic is insane.  Anyway, there's no cure so I endure the best I can.

  How is everything with you?  Have you started your final course yet?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:37
well yeah I've been on my final course for a while. Just haven't touched it in a while. Still have to do these dumb things for my other class. I'm worried though because I've let go my Spanish for a week and now I'm lost in class. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Other/3.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:41
Can you get the Spanish lessons on a recording?  That might help you retain it better when you hear it spoken.

Just don't give up on yourself.  You know you can do it, and procrastination won't help.  What is the final course that you're taking?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:43
Yeah I've got all the discs and everything. Its more my fault for example I really haven't touched it in 2 weeks. (shameful)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:45
Consider yourself spanked.  You know you are just stalling, and you won't learn that way.  The sooner you start, the sooner you will finish.  So get cracking!  No more excuses!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:49
i know its embarrassing.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 26 06 08:53
No need to be embarrassed, just get to work on it, and it will go faster than you expect.  It is a matter of self-discipline, that's all.

  I've got to get to bed now.  I hate getting up so early, but I won't get paid for sleeping in.  Goodnight, Sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 26 06 08:54
good night. I've got to get ready for work anyway
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 27 06 09:07
Hi Sportsdude.......How's it going ????[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 27 06 09:10
going good at the moment. Finally got Tigger some cat food. I don't think he's had cat food for a couple days now. Grandma gave him dog food lol he didn't eat it. Guess he's not like angel, she would eat dog food sometimes. lol.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 27 06 09:16
Grammas are like that some times....lol.

  I'm trying to get more conscientious, like you, and post some pics of the stuff I've worked on, in the yard this summer.  So....BEFORE it was an issue of HOW to post.  Now that I've got THAT sussed, my camera sucks.  Hubby took some pics of the 'shop' when we started, and we took pics through the process.  We took some new pics, and they are all awful.  They just don't look right.....but tomorrow, I'm going to post pics of our new shop, crappy photography and all.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 27 06 09:30
kwel!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 28 06 08:50
off topic..back to the painting..

P.C., it turned out awesome (after the 4th coat). I am done done done done done painting...hopefully for years!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 09:05
Speaking of painting. Dad's painting the other house. oye, I swear we're going to go bankrupt. Don't know if they can pay for my college. Got to think of something.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 28 06 09:09
just sell weed man! (just kidding!), but hey! would give you a lot more time to hit the books..and hit on girls!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 09:13
lol my gpa isn't the greatest. And the school I want to go to doesn't give out athletic scholarships.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: CK on Sep 28 06 09:21
well good luck.

I am not sure about south of the border, but up here, its getting harder and harder for people to get into any school. Whether it be university, technical, or college.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 09:26
funny thing is its cheaper to go to school in Canada. lol. well if the school falls through I'll just move to Seattle anyway. I need to get out of the midwest, then work on some skill and move to Vancouver I heard they need workers.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 09:28
B.C. really needs construction workers.  If you have experience of any kind, there would be no trouble finding a job.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 09:29
Well I've build houses for Habitat for Humanity? lol.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 09:32
See if you can get a reference, and start packing.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 09:40
reference? Whats that?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:01
You get a reference from someone you have worked for that says you are a good worker who knows what he's doing and is reliable.  In other words, they say you're wonderful, so your future boss thinks it is a good idea to hire you.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:08
oh I see. hell, I always could throw papers, lol and do some job in the afternoon.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:12
Sportsdude wrote:
 reference? Whats that?  .......

 

 Resume, curriculum vitae.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:14
Throwing papers won't give you enough to eat, never mind paying the rent.  I think construction pays reasonably well, but you would probably have to postpone further education until you save some money.  As CK said, it's very hard to get into the higher educational system without top marks.  So saving for an education in the States makes more sense  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:16
oh okay. well throwing papers I make 16k a year. Yeah I'll do something. Must get out of here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 10:19
I don't blame you.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:21
Hi Sportsdude,

Ever thought of giving English conversation to foreigners? You could do it in St Louis probably as easilyl as anywhere else. It pays fairly well, and you meet lots of interesting people and get some insight into their cultures.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:26
eh, I really want out of Saint Louis, place is driving me crazy.

My first plan is to go to school get a degree in poly sci and a minor in social welfare. Therefore when I move to Vancouver I can get a job as a social worker while working on my law degree. Anyway thats what I'm thinking at the moment.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:29
Hope you manage to rise above it (while you're still there) However, always better to protest than simply sit back and take it all - this just leads to apathy which is very hard to escape. You've definitely got the right attitude.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:52
lol right attitude, sure. I'm as violatile emotionally as Niagra Falls is to spewing water. I'm a roller coaster. Up down Up down.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 10:53
Sportsdude wrote:
 lol right attitude, sure. I'm as violatile emotionally as Niagra Falls is to spewing water. I'm a roller coaster. Up down Up down.

[FONT color=#0000bf]At your age I was the same, it took a long time for life to start happening for me.[/FONT]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 10:56
My counselor said there are two kinds of people

1) first 20 years of there life is the shitiest time, really rough. Then the next 60 are great

then there's the people

2) Who's first 20 years are the best of there life when the next 60 is filled with divorce, alcoholism, abuse, mid life crisis, and not dealing with pressure because they were coddled as kids.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Sep 28 06 11:01
I never really worked out how, when and why it all changed. But when it did, it did in a big way. And from having always  being fascinated by other countries as a child, and  almost constantly daydreaming of travelling (but never really thinking I would), I now find myself having visiited about 20 countries.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 28 06 02:55
[FONT color=#0000bf]At your age I was the same, it took a long time for life to start happening for me[/FONT]

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

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

[FONT color=#000000]I think that's what I did.  I waited for life to happen to me.  I learned it was better to MAKE life happen. (unfortunately, I learned this too late for SOME things).[/FONT]

  When you let life happen, too much of what comes your way, may not be the things you would choose.  Be pro-active.  Make what you WANT to happen, HAPPEN.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 06:00
I think my approach was to hide from life so I wouldn't be hurt.  Once I learned that hiding wouldn't protect me and actually made me more vulnerable I decided to go for it and damn the consequences.  It's much better this way.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 06:12
thanks everyone. For the past 2 years I've gone too deep into a cave and I'm trying to get out. Its tough but I'm tired of watching life go by even though its not it just feels like it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 06:20
I do understand, Sportsdude.  Depression is a horrid thing to go through, and it strangles all incentive.  I'm so glad that you are working your way back from it, and you have so much to look forward to.  Just remember, you are the most important person you know, so take good care of yourself.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 06:28
yeah but its like a leech that just won't go away or better yet its herpes the gift that keeps on giving. lol. Especially when over half of your life you've been battling this disease. lol I remember the day they told me something was wrong with me. They said I was like 'infected' try telling a 4th grader he's got depression and those thoughts of killing himself are not real is hard to comprehend for youngsters. Never really started to understand what I was going through untill a couple of years ago. Before that it was always 'why me'.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 06:38
The best way to cope with depression is to learn as much as you can about it.  Then you can look for solutions based on what you have learned.  I wouldn't expect people to understand depression in a child, but it really is the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain.  There are medications to counteract it, but they don't necessarily work the same on everybody.  So you have to keep trying until you find one that works best for you.  You don't need something that numbs the brain, just something that calms it so that you can function effectively.  You'll get there, don't worry.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 06:43
I know I'm on the way back.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 06:46
I  am sure you will find a lot more incentive to accomplish things as time goes on, but you have to decide that for yourself.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 28 06 06:50
I know. I've got to learn, cope, and move on.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Sep 28 06 06:53
All that's necessary is to focus on what sort of job would give you the most pleasure and pride and concentrate on learning it as well as you can.  The passion for the work sustains you even when you feel discouraged.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 04 06 07:23
Yipes....teh Lounge was burried.  How are you tonight ?

  Yes, it's my FRIDAY !!!!

Went to our staff 'wind-up' party last night.  I wasn't planning on attending, but hubby insisted it would be a good idea to at least make an appearance.....so I did.  We won a few prizes, and I won the 'grand prize'.  A TV !!!!

Who'd a thunk ??
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 04 06 08:00
seasons over I gather, right P.C.? What do you do in the winter?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 04 06 08:06
Hi Sportsdude !

  Actually, the course is open all winter, but it's a bit of a wind-down, and  a drastic lay-off.  The days are so much shorter, that a daily shift can be done by one person.  The summer 16 hour days, become considerably shorter and manageable by just a couple of people.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 04 06 08:54
oh I see. Cool. Yeah I golfed once in december when it was 35F (1 or 2C) outside. brrrr.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 05 06 05:32
Hi Kitten

Hope you are feeling better.  What a goofy way to mess up your weekend.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 05:36
Yep, I'm an expert on that!  I am feeling better, thanks.  And relaxing in the evening helps a lot.  They told me before that my heart was not too bad.  Guess I showed them!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 05 06 05:39
Atta girl, Kitten.

  I guess your routines will require a little adjusting to ?

My day is getting longer....well not really, but later, so it feels longer.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 05:43
I love my new routine.  It still means getting up at an unreasonable hour, but being finished for the day by 2 P.M. is great.

  Is it because things are slowing down that the days seem longer, or are you working longer shifts?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 05:46
My life stands still. Its an odd feeling. Don't recommend it but its like I'm standing still and watching everyone fly by.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 05:51
When time seems to stand still you have to find something interesting to fill it.  Being an observer isn't living, it's just watching other people live, and that's not good.  Do you have any hobbies apart from the computer?  You could join a gym or a sport and get active as a participant instead of a watcher.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 05:55
I build this house for habitat every saturday. I go to school on monday and wednesday nights. But thats about it. Its depressing, then when I do get friends they are all older then me, lol. My generation hates me they want nothing to do with me so I've grown up so to speak but am still stuck in this 20 year old body with 20 year old problems. lol.

  I work at nights. Nothing more depressing then doing the night shift throwing papers to rich people. And thinking good thoughts, then getting tired going to sleep waking up at 11am and saying oh geez what am I going to do with my life. Then the cycle repeats.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 06:04
I do see your point, and repeating the same thing day after day gets your thinking into a rut.  That is why I suggested stepping out of your usual routine and trying something different.  Boredom can create depression, and you don't need that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 06:07
What should I do? There's not much for a 20 year old to do out here. Can't go out out because I'm not old enough and like I said all my friends are much older then me, they've got careers, lives, and families to go back to. Me I've got a TV, basement, blanket it curl up in because its cold down here!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 06:20
If it is cold, can you get one of those radiators that plug into an ordinary outlet?  They are supposed to be good.  

  Are there any clubs you can join, or walking groups?  Nature tours are popular here, do they have them there?  Any historical societies?  There must be something there that would be interesting.  The worst thing you can do is nothing.  Keep looking until you find something you would enjoy, or try something
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 06:31

 Nature groups in the midwest? The only one I can think of is the eagle watching the senior citzens do in jan/feb I'd do that but I'd have to bundle up probably would just go by my lonsome self and take pictures like I took of the french fort 2 weeks ago.

  Again any groups wouldn't put me in my age group because my age group only does drugs/party/work/school/computer/tv. Thats it. Oh and they smoke i don't want to get lung cancer from them.

I did do rowing, haven't been back in a long time because of a schedule conflict but there too, I'm with older people and its not the most social group because I was always the youngest and never could fit in the conversation because I didn't work for Boeing. (everyone there worked for Boeing).

  There's nothing I enjoy here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 06:37
Is there a photography club there?  That might be the answer to your problem.  You could learn new things from them, and quite possibly you would have something to contribute as well.  That would be time well spent.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 06:45
I've done that before. My counselor is a photographer. He had a group that would get together when I was a kid on every saturday. We'd go to the Zoo. (free). I've learned pretty much everything from that little group.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 06:50
If you enjoyed it, maybe you could find an adult group to join.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 06:55
I don't know. See whenever I join these groups its usually full of people twice or three times my age. I get along fine people that age, always have. The problem is that all it does is make me more and more comfortable around older adults. I need things my own age. My entire life I've gotten along great with much older people. I like intelligent conversations and other things. Talk about life and such. No college people are going to be into that. Plus if I did run into college people I'd feel threatend because they'd go "how old are you" I'd say my age. And then they go "oh where do you go to school?" and thats where I lie to make something up. I've been doing this for years now. I still embarassed.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:09
Being comfortable with older adults will be an asset when you finish college and enter the workforce.  You will meet people your own age in college, and they won't all be the partying type.  A lot of them will have serious goals that they are working toward, and I'm sure you will fit in with them very well.  The useless ones you knew in school will never get to college because of their lifestyle.  Only the smart ones get ahead.  I think you will find it very different from what you are used to.  You won't have time to procrastinate in college because the learning pace steps up quite a bit.  It will give you something to build a future with, and also pride that you have succeeded with your goals.   The rest is up to you.  How far you get depends on how hard you try.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 07:12
i know its all up to me. Eck, I crumble under pressure. I was always the kid with the big ideas but never followed through.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:19
Time to change your ways.  It will be up to you in college.  You won't have anyone standing behind you pushing you to finish an assignment.  If you don't study, you've blown the cost of your tuition, and you don't want to do that.  Every time you crumble, you reinforce a negative image of yourself.  Keep doing that, and you won't be able to do anything for fear of failure.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 07:23
thanks kitten. I don't think I'll have that failure thing on me in university because I'd be focused far far away from home. Nothing really to distract me. Too much to distract me here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:28
Unless you plan to be a hermit, there will be plenty of distractions at college.  Not the same distractions as home, but they exist.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 07:38
LOL. I've been to the university. I know what the 'distractions' will be. Parties: not much of a party hardy person plus I'd be on the rowing team and they get up at 4am everyday to row out on the lake. So x that out, the crew team does party but only once a month ish at a house on a saturday night on a spring break.

Girls, shouldn't be that big of a problem.

Roomates: I'm not going into the party dorms. I'd struggle in those places because the need to fit in would be too great so I'd room in the international wing with all the international students.

Need peace and quiet in my room? Simple, turn on the CBC and people seem to leave. (they don't like  that channel I love it on the other hand).

  Really its not too hard. I don't drink, gamble or do dumb stuff. I'm pretty normal. Its the little distractions that get to me. like Video games. Won't bring any of that stuff along.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:41
No video games?  You will likely find that most of the students have brought them.  Another distraction you will need to avoid.  But your plan sounds good.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:46
P.C. wrote:
 Yipes....teh Lounge was burried.  How are you tonight ?

  Yes, it's my FRIDAY !!!!

Went to our staff 'wind-up' party last night.  I wasn't planning on attending, but hubby insisted it would be a good idea to at least make an appearance.....so I did.  We won a few prizes, and I won the 'grand prize'.  A TV !!!!

Who'd a thunk ??

 

 I went back to read what I missed, and discovered you won a TV!  Congratulations!!    

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 05 06 07:49
Must.......sleep.  Goodnight, all.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 05 06 08:55
Me too.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/k030.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 05 06 10:13
kitten wrote:
 No video games?  You will likely find that most of the students have brought them.  Another distraction you will need to avoid.  But your plan sounds good.[/DIV]
 Oh yeah I know what to do. I had a really long stay there almost 5 days everyone thought I was a student. lol. But yeah I found something I'd need to avoid and other things I don't have to worry about. Like there's a gym so I could always workout and keep my routine which is good, then when the weather is nice on weekends theres a golf course thats free for the students. lol. Other then that if I keep myself busy I should be fine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:11
Busy day in here today, Kitten.  Even a few long time 'guest appearances'.   (Arelle and Chicklet)

Are you in relax mode?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:19
Totally relaxed and content.  The week has passed quickly and easily so far.  I see you finally finished painting.  Do you plan to burn the paintbrush in celebration?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:29
Well....er.....I may have fibbed a wee bit.  I still have a couple awkward spots to finish.  I just haven't figured out how to rig up something that will work to reach them.  Not more than a couple hours work for sure.  (probably mostly 'set-up').  The ground surrounding the shop is a little uneven, to say the least.  It was built with the end side overhanging a bit of a 'bluff'.  Hard to position a ladder or scaffold.

Thought I'd wait until hubby was around before I went up there.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:31
Must be 'Feline Night' on DS......lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:32
Don't even consider going up without him holding the ladder!  Scary!  I felt a shiver go up my back at the thought of it, but then I'm not fond of heights at the best of times.  Still, it's nice to hear that it is almost finished.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:34
Feline night?  What have I missed.  I do like the postings to Catmas.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:35
I'm slow on the uptake.  You are referring to the present members online.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:36
Kitten....Greycat and P.C.

  Catmas has some great pics.

How is Kaycee?   Is he a snuggler or more the aloof, independent type?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:38
He's more aloof, but he gets very affectionate when I have treats in my hand.  Non-stop purring and rubbing against me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:45
Shameless creatures sometimes, aren't they ?

  It didn't take Cashmere long to toss aside his summer 'Ruler of the Land' attitude, the minute I started the first fire in the woodstove...LOL   He is 'Couch Man' now.  "I will guard you from here, if you don't mind".  Our old cat, Leonard, used to sleep UNDER the woodstove when it was on full tilt.  There was barely a half inch clearance (depending on his position) between his fur and the bottom of the stove.  I would always fear that he would spontaneously combust.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:49
At night Kaycee's place is under the bed, and he won't emerge until my alarm rings.  Then he follows me to the kitchen demanding a treat.  I have to give it to him before he wakes the entire apartment block with his LOUD meows.

  I don't know how Leonard could stand that much heat, but cats are very strange.    
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 08:50
lol.  Sometimes I feel a little sad, wondering why Cashmere is mute......but not often.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 08:53
I once found a cat that was mute and adopted him.  The vet said he must have been licking antifreeze and it was a miracle he was able to survive.  He was afraid to go near a vehicle, so the vet could have been right.  I only had him for about two years before he died, and he was quite a young cat.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 06 06 09:00
I just noticed the time.  This cat has to scat.  Morning still starts too early for me.  Have a good sleep.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 09:00
Awwww....poor thing.

Cashmere feels it's his duty to inspect the hood of every car that inhabits our driveway.  He often appears out of nowhere, only to be noticed stretched full length across the unsuspecting owners car.  I try to be ambitious enough to reverse up my driveway as the slope puts just enough of a slant, that he won't bother.  He'll wait till hubby gets home, as his truck is more accomodating.  It's a LONG curving driveway, so I'm too often lazy and just drive straight in.  He's all over it in seconds....lol  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 06 06 09:01
Good night Kitten......have wonderful dreams.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 07 06 07:42
'Unknown Action' ????  Ummm...what are ya doing weird al ?....rofl
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Post by: weird al on Oct 07 06 07:43
I'm not at liberty to disclose....oops!....brb....
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 07 06 07:50
LOL...who's a naughty boy.

  Chinese food just arrived.  Busy busy day....nobody wanted to cook.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 07 06 07:58
Weird al, I always wanted to compliment you on your bizarre outlook on life.  It's a pleasure to read your posts.  You may blush at any time that's convenient for you.
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Post by: weird al on Oct 07 06 08:09
Thanks so much Kitten! (and I'm through blushing...just hope it ain't Ramadan...)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 07 06 08:10
It's evening, so it's allowed.  *I think*
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 07 06 08:12
You'll have to thank God once again for being agnostic.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 07 06 08:13
I may have a trace of dyslexia.  I always thanked Dog.  Was I wrong?
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 07 06 08:23
Lol, Kitten.  You may get some cleared answers.

  I'm getting close to seeking out my pillow.  Dawn comes too early.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 07 06 08:25
Smart move, P.C.  It comes way too early.  Chat another time.  Sweet dreams.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 07 06 08:28
G'night Kitten

  And weird al....wherever you are.

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Post by: Gopher on Oct 08 06 10:43
kitten wrote:
 I may have a trace of dyslexia.  I always thanked Dog.  Was I wrong? ....

 Depends on not whether or not he wagged his tail.


   
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Post by: kitten on Oct 08 06 02:58
The Supreme Dog was above all that.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 09 06 07:52
So this is how my Thanksgiving dinner turned out.

  Everything has reach it's peak of perfection.....and some dear friends (who'd had their Thanksgiving dinner earlier) dropped in, just to say hey.  Everything went to the back burner, and there it sits.  Hubby just scarfed a handful of mashed potatoes and went to bed.

  The up side is, dinner is cooked for tomorrow, and I'm thankful I have good friends.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 14 06 06:46
No need to hang around outside.....c'mon in.  Can I get anyone something?
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Post by: purelife on Oct 14 06 08:11
Hey guys.
 
 I don't think that I've ever participated in this thread.  It's probably because I don't know what the Ebony Lounge is all about.  Could someone give me a run down of what this Ebony Lounge thread is about?  
   
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Post by: weird al on Oct 14 06 08:20
This is where we meet to celebrate our black ancestry.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 14 06 08:58
rofl, weird al.........Page 1 would probably sum it up, purelife.  So nice to see you drop in.  
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Post by: weird al on Oct 14 06 09:00
Remember, some dude was dissing the site for whatever reason, and singled out this thread as being, kind, of, exclusive, like?
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 14 06 09:01
I DO remember......but I was just trying to remember who it was and in what thread it was in.
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Post by: weird al on Oct 14 06 09:06
aah, too long ago...one of these types who post in order to say the place isn't good enough for 'em. Next time I see a post like that, I absolutely refuse to even read it. There.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 14 06 09:19
Good boy !

  I just had a notion that for a teeny moment that it was.....aaaaaaa....you're right.
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Post by: weird al on Oct 14 06 09:38
hey, it coulda been....aahh...the hell with it! or maybe...aaaghh!
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 14 06 09:39
 Yipes.....maybe I'd best clarify that last comment..........

  Jolly Green Giant wrote.....(in another thread)

I don't see any threads like this here on DS, with its "controlled" environment. The only threads you could really call successful, as i said earlier, are the stupid but ubiquitous "what's for lunch/dinner" thread common to so many forums without inspiration, and a [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #fcfae1"]"The ebony room" thread where people who feel they have common African ancestry and who aren't really interested in anything else flock together, happy to find themselves in familiar terrain.[/FONT][/b]
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Post by: weird al on Oct 14 06 10:02
Yeah that's it, now I remember...another jolly poster...
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 07:53
Oy vey.....page 3.  I believe I may have my lounge license pulled.    
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 07:58
I thought maybe it was closed for repairs!  Good to see it back where it belongs.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:05
I think the owner was on a leave of absence.  

  Just had some yummy Boboti for dinner. (with my own twist of course).  It was delish.

  So I drafted up my fall/winter projects list today, and I think the only way I'll get it all done is if I move to Iceland.  So I decided I'm going to take your sage advice, and I trimmed it down to half.  I feel better already.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:06
Good to know I have some influence!  lol  What is Boboti?
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:16
It's a South African dish (lol....should we discuss this in the Ebony Lounge?). with beef and raisins, apple, curry and turmeric and almonds (and a bunch of other stuff)  Then it's topped with an egg and milk custardy topping.  That's where I put in my own twist.  I'm not fond of the custardy topping, so I substitute pastry....like a meat pie.

  I had it at a wedding YEARS ago, and then spent another 5 years trying to find out what it was because I liked it so much.  I found out what it was in the most unusual way.  I was chatting with a gal in the washroom in a restaurant in Mexico, and somehow it came up.  She recommended a dish on the menu and said it was like Boboti.......she explained, and I said THAT'S IT.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:19
Hey !   My little 'go to' arrows aren't there beside the topics ??????
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:24
It seems very appropriate.  It fits in with the whole black experience on this forum.  LOL

 That sounds extremely complicated, but interesting.  The original topping sounds sort of strange combined with the other ingredients thatyou listed.  The pastry would be more appealing.

 Naturally if it is a South African dish, you would have to find it in  Mexico.   Strange, isn't it, where you will find things.  They turn up when you aren't looking for them, and in the last place you would expect to find them.

 So did she give you the recipe or did you find it on the Internet?  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:30
I came home and search the web.  It's one of those traditional dishes that had way more variations than I was expecting.  So I read through about 50 different recipes until I found one that sounded like what I ate....lol.  I also discovered I was saying it wrong.....it's like Bow-BOATIE and I was asking everyone who I thought might know for BOB-auty.....rofl.  Whow knew?
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:35
I'm not surprised.  Unless you know the pronunciation of the alphabet of the country, you are more than likely to pronounce it in an English way.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:38
Hubby didn't get home until just before 8......so it's a dish that's good to sit and wait.

  I feel so tired tonight it almost hurts.  What's with that? (and yet I don't feel like sleeping yet....what's with THAT?)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:42
It's nice to have a meal that will wait instead of going bad with any delay.

  First of all, I don't think you have been sleeping too well the last couple of days, and secondly you're probably worried about bad dreams tonight.

  Do you have anything that will help you get to sleep?  For instance, a nice shot of brandy?  It might mellow you enough to get some rest.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:53
My deepest apologies, but I must get some sleep.  I'm completely wiped tonight.  It felt like I was tearing around in all directions today, and now it's time to pay for it.

  Pleasant dreams, P.C. and Sportsdude.  Chat tomorrow.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:54
I'm thinking that's a splendid idea.  I also think you're correct.  

  Hmmmm....let's see what's in stock at the Ebony Lounge.  A wee whiff of Dr. McGillicuddy's Fireball may do the trick.  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 08:55
Good night Kitten.....sweet dreams.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 20 06 08:57
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 20 06 09:07
lol I'm too excited over the game to go to sleep and I've got habitat tomorrow. lol
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 09:15
Sounds like you had a GREAT time Sportsdude.  

Aaaaa....you'll take all that energy, and build 3 houses tomorrow !!!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 20 06 09:21
LOL! Yeah if I ever get my voice back. I was the only happy one except for the 10 other canuck fans among 10,000 people lol ran into Canuck fans in the parking garage and was like C-A-N-U-C-K-S and they were like CANUCKS!!! Oh it was great, next time I'm bringing my flag lol! I'm not even Canadian yet and I was already told to go back to Canada LOL!!!!!
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 09:29
LOL, Sportsdude.  I'm glad you had a good time.

  I must sleep.  Have slept like crap the last few nights.....I'm starting to get puffy eyes.  This will never do.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/n035.gif" border=0]
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 20 06 09:31
On second thought,  I believe another McGillicuddys may be in order. (yipes)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 06:12
Okay, I'm hammering on the door!  Open up!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 06:43
Gawwwwd, I'm late again.

  DO come in....lol.  Late getting back from 'the fair', and just ate some leftover Boboti.  Hubby went on to an after party, but I wasn't much up for it, so I came home.   It's very very quiet in here.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 06:46
OMG, I thought I'd have to kick the door down.  I forgot you were going out.  Welcome home, P.C.  The sounds on the cam are lovely tonight, even if nothing is happening yet.  * except for the two hyenas I saw a few minutes ago*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 06:52
Yes, the sounds are fabulous.....and I get to listen with no TV...lol  The heavy rains there this morning must have awakened everything.

  I'm surprised at the variety of animals flocking to this one tiny watering hole.  (it's doing a better business than the Ebony Lounge)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 06:56
Maybe with it being a wildlife preserve the animals feel a little safer there.  Mankind is the most dangerous predator, after all.  It is the most soothing background, even with some of the startling noises.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 06:58
Very soothing.  Perhaps I'll take the PC to bed with P.C. instead of Dr McGillicuddy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:00
Why not both?  You know....Double your pleasure, double your fun, why not have two things instead of just one?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 07:07
Instant daylight there.....or did someone just change a setting.  What a symphony.  Such unusual sounds.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:12
I think some one just realized it was time to wake up.  The strangest sound that I've heard is like something shouting, just once, and that's it.  It happens occasionally during their night, but isn't repeated for several hours.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 07:20
Wow....hubby's home early.  He just came in.  It's very foggy out tonight, and he was worried about the drive.  Plus the concern that after such a busy hectic schedule for him this week, he said a couple cocktails would have gone down just a little too easy......so he quietly departed and headed for the Ebony Lounge.

(I almost hit a deer on the way home myself.....startled the wits out of me.  Fortunately there was zero traffic, and cranking it into the oncoming lane was OK)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:23
SMART hubby you have, P.C.   I can imagine how startled you were.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 07:28
Something's at the watering hole.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:31
By the time I checked, it was gone.  It might be back later.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 21 06 07:35
yeah I just came back from a bar watching the baseball game. Horrible horrible service. Took an hour for the the waitress to find us (apparently the local sports bar wasn't ready for the influx of customers but considering that the local baseball team is in the WORLD SERIES!!! I'm shocked they weren't prepared!) Then it took an hour to get our food. Then I wanted a refil on a soda that never came. Then an hour later she finally took our order. Then an hour later the food came, then it took an eternity to get her to ring a check up. So we left no tip. ugh and she was rude to begin with. err
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:40
If she doesn't know how to serve a table, she doesn't deserve a tip.  Sometimes it is the fault of the kitchen, but she should have at least apologized for the poor service.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 21 06 07:44
Nope she acted mean. Ignored us. Hell we thought about doing a dine in dash and not paying all together (I think the people around us did that lol). But I was like I don't want a 'dine and dash' on my record. lol.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:48
That is an excellent way to lose business for the place.  They should get rid of her as soon as possible.  And never do a "dine and dash".  It isn't worth a police record.  That would make it a very expensive meal.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 07:51
You did the right thing, Sportsdude.  Dine and dash isn't the way to make a point.  Not leaving a tip makes a VERY strong point.  

    Action at the pond....action at the pond.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 21 06 07:52
Yeah the place isn't very successful ever. Any restuarant thats gone in there has failed miserably. The first place that went in there was a rootbeer bottling company restuarant they made the rootbeer right there and everything but they were closed when they were caught giving alcohol to minors. Plus the food was outrageously expensive for a nieghbourhood place.

Then a sports bar took over it changed ownership a couple months ago changed name and everything. Oh well.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:54
Isn't it pretty!  I wonder what sort of deer that is.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 07:57
Could it be an impala?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 07:59
I don't know.  It doesn't have the spiraling horns, but it could be that females dont have them.  My knowledge of African wildlife is extremely limited.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:02
OK....I just looked them up and they're.....are you ready for this......African Antelopes.

  (there's a whole new bunch there)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:04
Really??   Gotta see them.  Back in a minute.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:06
A jeep full of people just drove by....lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:07
That's a fair-sized herd.  Beautiful animals!  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:10
These are smaller and many have horns.  Gazelles or springboks?
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:12
I've no idea, but they are lovely to look at.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:16
Well, I just looked THAT up, and I don't think it was either of those....lol. If someone had asked, I probably would have said, that I'm very good at identifying animals.  Now I'm certain I am not.  There are a bizillion different antelopes.  Who knew.

  I must get to bed soon.  Work in the morning.....poop.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:24
Same here, unfortunately.  Sleep well, and the most pleasant dreams without interruption.   Goodnight, P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:26
Sleep is ready to happen.  I think.  Oh OH....there's another new herd of something.  Zebra bodies, but no stripes ?????      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 21 06 08:26
There Zebras something scared them they sprinted off then came back LOL. Could we see an attack soon?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:27
I see what you mean.  What the heck are they?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:29
Yes....I saw them all dash off.  Those are zebras????  They're brown.

I'm going to brush up on my African animals the next chance I get.

  Goodnight Kitten.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 21 06 08:30
OMG....I have to TEAR myself away.  

  Goodnight Sportsdude.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:32
All the zebras I've seen were black and white striped.  I don't know what those are.  It's hard to shut down when there is so much going on.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 21 06 08:58
Sorry, weird al, but the door is shut and the lights are off.  You came too late to join the party, and let me tell you, it was a wild one.  Too bad you weren't here to enjoy it!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Oct 21 06 09:54
kitten wrote:
Sorry, weird al, but the door is shut and the lights are off.  You came too late to join the party, and let me tell you, it was a wild one.  Too bad you weren't here to enjoy it!

  I finally got the darn cam to work by googling "live africa cam". Every time I try the link from here, it's no go, but finally! I can see what everybody's yakking about! (yacking?). Wot a trip!
 
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:46
Good Evening everyone.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 07:49
Good evening, Sportsdude.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:50
hey kit, hows the cat, I'm getting fat Tigger wants to go outside but he can't for its dark. lol. 11.6lbs still can't get over that. sheesh.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 07:54
Good evening Sportsdude.

  A mere appie for Cashmere.....lol.  (although I never think of him as fat.....big boned perhaps, but NOT fat....lol)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 07:56
LOL Tigger he's ballooned. Remember those pics I showed of him after his surgery? He wieghed roughly 6 lbs then. Now he looks like a football. Skinny on both ends wide in the middle.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 07:59
Kaycee is also very big-boned at 15 pounds.  He usuall plays outside all day and comes in around 5 o'clock and crashes from exhaustion.  I must admit, he does enjoy his food.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:01
Tiggers like that. He wants to be outside. Problem is he also wants to eat. lol. All he does is eat lol. He's gotten so big we thought about getting weight control food for him. He just turned 1 this summer! LOL, weight control!

  Ozzie on the other hand fatty mcfatty all he does is sleep.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:02
rofl Sportsdude.....what a vision....LOL   So, laughing at others misfortunes aside (lol)......I wonder if he may have a little problem.  Meaning it doesn't sound like a healthy shape (yipes....lol).   Cashmere is MUCH heavier than that, but he's a BIG BOY.  He's not fat at all (or mis-shaped) *oh God help me, I'm going to laugh again*      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:04
yeah I'll take a picture of Tigger. Let me see if he's around. When he's laying around you can really tell he's gone nutty professor.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:04
Aw, c'mon, P.C.  That's a serious problem.  *snicker*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:29
(http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-02/fat-cat.jpg).
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:31
Tigger's not that fat.....yet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:33
OMG!  Is that photo doctored or is the cat really that size?  The poor thing.  It must have some real health problems.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:33
[img alt="Fat Cat in fur" src="http://www.fatcatpottery.com/images/whatsn1.gif" width=250 align=right border=1]Is this closer to the football shape you were talking about.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:34
close but if he gets to 22 lbs then yeah he'll look like that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:35
(http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-05/dwallibee-fat-cat.jpg)yipes
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:37
LOL Thats getting closer just shave a few inches off the photo and BAM!! You've got Tigger post Angel. Thats IT!! He misses having the old wise one around. So he eats! He's really gained weight since Angel got murdered.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:38
See.....now this is a BIG kitty, but he doesn't look FAT to me.  (Maine Coons.....my favourite)

  [img height=286 src="http://www.neatorama.com/images/2006-05/riley-maine-coon-cat.jpg" width=384 name=""]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 08:38
What do you mean murdered sportsdude?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:39
OK.....I'm done.  

  *sorry*.......rofl
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:40
Russ wrote:
 What do you mean murdered sportsdude?





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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:41
Maine coons are very impressive cats.  That one is a beauty.  
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Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 08:41
I thought that the first cat was actually yours pc. I was thinking holy crap.

  My cat has started getting bigger but still isnt anywhere near what I would call fat.  
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Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 08:50
Im so sorry sportsdude. You have my deepest sympathies, no matter what people say about it only being an animal, its a member of your family.

  I have to ask but are you sure its a coyote? Reason why is we had coons move into our area and soon afterwards alot of cats started disappearing, including our Mini. Myself and a few others complained to teh city about it. Nothing. So soon afterwards a number of them mysteriously disappeared. I dont know what happened.

  Again Im sorry. But I dont quite agree with kitten where its always better to know.    
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:55
No it had to have been a coyote. We only found the front part of her. She was severed and her face was smashed in (according to dad, I didn't want to look).
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:57
All I meant is that when your pet disappears you spend a long time searching for it and worrying.  There is closure of a sort when you finally know what has happened, even when the news is hard to handle.  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 08:58
lol Russ.....no Cashmere is a handsome boy.  

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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 08:59
Coyotes are very prominant in our area. And my house is in between this ridge. So late at night while Angel was probably swatting a bugs the coyotes just walked by and took her.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 08:59
His facial markings make him look like a very wise animal, as I'm sure he is.  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:02
He's a clever boy.  You can get a sense of how 'tall' he is in relationship to the height of the pick-up.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:04
He IS tall.  And regal looking.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:06
Oh lawwd....stop me

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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 09:08
what kind of windows are those? They look old fashioned.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:08
With pics like that I wouldn't dream of stopping you.  
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Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 09:09
Beautiful cat PC! I love cats that have markings and designs like that. Our first cat had that. Our current cat Chloe is black, and whoa is you if you walk by her and not notice, she'll swat your leg as you pass.

  Thanks for the reply Sportsdude, and sorry to bring it up and make you think of it.

  I can see your point kitten.. and yeah I agree. When our cat was taken, we didnt give him up for dead for months and kept wondering, posted signs on every pole we could find in the area.  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:10
Hahahaha, I came across this picture while I was looking for a good picture of 'the lad'.  We couldn't resist stopping to take this pic on Denman Island.

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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 09:14
No problem Russ. Well I've got work in an hour I'm going to lay down and rest.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:15
That is wild!  I admire whoever came up with that idea.  
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Post by: Russ on Oct 23 06 09:16
Ok, goodnight bud and have a good shift. Ive got to do a few more questions then head off to bed. Damn Im getting addicted to DS
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 23 06 09:17
yeah night shift sucks.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:20
Any shift sucks when you're addicted to DS!!!
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:26
Goodnight Sportsdude........have a great sleep!

  One last pic for the road......Cashmere is stalking a deer in the garden.  You can't see it very well, but the deer is just right of the garden arch, and Cashmere is just beside the end of the deck....cheeky monkey.

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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:33
Aw jeezzzzz, I just looked at the time.  Got to get to bed.  (I got caught up perusing the photos....lol)

Good night Kitten....Russ  (and TehBorken, wherever you are)
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:33
I can barely make him out.  He seems to blend into the scenery.  Did he catch the deer?   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 23 06 09:37
I suppose it's kind of a crappy picture.  It's great full screen, but it's too busy to be a little photo....lol

  Anyway.....good night Kitten.
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Post by: kitten on Oct 23 06 09:44
It's NOT a crappy picture.  It just made me work a little harder, which is a good thing.  Goodnight, and sleep well.
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Post by: Lise on Oct 24 06 01:56
Hey PC, is that your garden? Wow. It's gorgeous!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 24 06 09:23
Wow Lise, you're up early.
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Post by: Russ on Oct 24 06 01:07
How do see you the time of peoples posts? I find that SUPER annoying about this forum. Dates nice but I always look for time and dont see nothin. My biggest complaint.

  Oh yeah.. 'bless'
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 24 06 01:35
go to profile and its one of the options you can change on the time on and settings and stuff
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Post by: Future Canadian on Oct 26 06 08:26
PC your cat stalking a deer pic reminded me of this from our local paper many years back. A copy of this was on our fridge for a long time.
(http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f350/seanfleckenstein/greatwhite_2.jpg)
 
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Post by: Future Canadian on Oct 26 06 08:27
...and it's off to bed so, Hi/Bye everyone!(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/9.gif)  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 27 06 08:27
Hi FC....sorry I missed you last night.  How goes it?

You've obviously been a busy boy!  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 27 06 08:49
woohoo my hometown team won the world series. cool.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 27 06 09:32
I saw that Sportsdude......there was some nasty errors by the pitchers on the other team.  Sheesh......rookies!
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Post by: Future Canadian on Oct 28 06 07:09
Hey PC! Things are alright, you know, living the dream and all that. Since the kids are back in school life has become much busier, which gives me only about a half an hour of computer time a day.
I love your yard pics btw. Gorgeous! One of the things occupying my time has been The Great Yard Assault '06. A season of apathy and neglect has left me with a stupidly huge amount of work to do. Funny, I love a garden but I hate gardening (unless I'm feeling rastafarian, that makes it kinda fun, but I can't do that with teh kids around). We also now have to remove a GIANT old oak tree from our front yard. So I think the whole front is going to get a yard makeover to go along with it so it doesn't look so awful.
 
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 07:14
How did everyone's weekend go?

I took the family driving to the country side took the wrong turn and discovered this cool little apple orchard out in rural missouri. Cool place.

  [A href="http://www.thierbachorchards.com/index.html"]http://www.thierbachorchards.com/index.html[/A]
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 07:15
I hear you on the yard assault, FC.  I'm doing the same at my place.  The difference is, I'm trying to keep a forest tidy....lol.  Everyone thinks I've got it made, having no lawn, but if they knew how much work it was just to keep it tiddly in a 'natural' kind of way. (not that I'm complaining.....I LOVE yard work.

          Hi Sportsdude....how are things with you this eve.  We've had quite the wind storm here, although I'm sure it pales to what you're used to.  Our poor neighbours next door, are still out there in the dark with a crew trying to cut away at a 300 year old cedar that is now firmly embedded through the middle of their house.  What a mess.  Poor hubby heard (and felt) it coming down this afternoon, and thought it was closer than it was.  Such a racket when a tree that size falls.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 07:19
wow P.C. sounds like you need help. Wish I could help but alas I'm 4,000 miles away.

    Going to these orchards reminds me of this vancouver couple who got the idea of the '100 mile' diet thing. I think I could pull it off, just have to find places that sell local meats and I'm set.

  [A href="http://100milediet.org/home/"]http://100milediet.org/home/[/A]
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 07:26
What an interesting concept.  Haven't scoped out the whole sight yet, but I will.

I don't care where the food comes from.  Give me a quality product at a reasonable price and I'm all over it.  Of course I would prefer to shop locally for everything, but if they can't offer me the quality and a competitive price, I'll look elsewhere.

  Not just food.  I buy my cardstock across border.  A pack of linen card stock at the Paper Zone (in the States), costs me $15.99......the same product (same brand even) costs me $78.00 here.  Sorry.....no contest.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 07:30
Usually the local stuff around here is cheaper (go figure, lol). You can't buy in bulk though like the big stores but the over excess of product sizes leads to obesity in my opinion. Plus I'd rather give my money to local farmers who work hard since I know how hard it is to work and up keep a farm then the giant box stores.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 07:36
We have a lot of local farmers markets, that I prefer to get my fruit and veggies from.  Always great quality and good prices.  Sometimes even my favourite grocery stores' produce doesn't consistantly offer the best,  And sometimes their prices are outrageous.  Hubby bought a tomato the other day ....ONE TOMATO.....$2.08. (just because I was craving a super salad)  I wouldn't have paid that in a million years. (bless his lil buttons)      
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 07:40
Yeah and the farther out I go the little orchard markets seem to get a lot cheaper. For example I could have gotten I think a pound of green beans (right off the plant) for a dollar a pound. Then they had sweet potatoes that were the size of an adult shoe there, never seen them so big.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 07:45
Mmmmm....fresh green beans.  Yum. Boiled or steamed al dente and then tossed around in garlic and butter......THE BEST.  Not big on the the sweet potatoes.......*ralph*

Well, like I say, shopping locally is my first choice.......but not my only choice.  2 bucks for a tomato....gimme a break !!!!!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 07:52
yeah prices are getting crazy. Now with gas prices high milk and bread have gone higher. I don't live in Wisconsin or California so don't know where to find 'fresh milk'.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 07:58
Our gas has dropped some in the last month.  Now what we thought was outrageous 6 months ago, seems pretty good all of a sudden.  I wonder if that isn't all part of 'the plan'....lol

  Well, must fly for a bit, Sportsdude.  Must get my clothes pressed for work tomorrow, and eat some dinner.  Be back later.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 08:01
okay, yeah gas went down here right when the election fever started. Most of america thinks Bush ordered the gas prices down so the democrats can't use the high gas prices card against them. But right after the election it will go up again like it always does.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 08:49
Experiencing some weirdness here.  Was going to FINALLY post some pics of the REAL Ebony Lounge, but Imageshack isn't working tonight.  An 'Amber Alert' window came up. (????)
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:00
hmm maybe use the other countless uploading places  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:01
Ok....these are some of the pics of the REAL Ebony Lounge.  I've been waiting until I took some better pics, but my camera seems to have bit the dust.  These are quite dark, but the best I have until I get a new camera.

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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:06
Oh my! Awesome who is the guy in the painting? Awesome room.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:09
There isn't an angle in the bunch that does it justice....but here's a couple more

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  And this is the other end of the room where the blasted TV that caused all this sits.

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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:11
The guy in the painting is hubby's great great great (or maybe it's only 2 greats,,,not sure) uncle.  It was painted in 1841.

A couple of those pics make it look as if the bar chairs are bigger than the bar, when in fact the bar is HUGE.  (bad photography....lol)  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:21
P.C. your home is magazine material. AWESOME!!!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:23
1841 wow.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:26
Awww, what a nice thing to say Sportsdude,

  Yup, that painting is pretty old.  It's due for a cleaning, but I have no idea about such things.  where to send it etc????  I think the last cleaning it had was in 1970 something....rofl.  I know it requires special care, but that's about all I know.
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Post by: purelife on Oct 29 06 09:29
Ohhhhh.... that's the Ebony Lounge!  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/5.gif)  How did you come up with the name Ebony, PC?  Sorry if you had to explain before.

 
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:34
lol....because my idea of painting a feature wall in black got a little carried away, and I liked it so much, I painted all four walls black.....lol  Hubby cringed when I said it in words, but he loves the room.  Hell, he practicaly LIVES in that room.  (and he poo pooed the idea about changing this room into a lounge....lol)
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:35
1841, they must have been living the high life to have a painting painted of them. Meh, my family was living on dirt floors or being forced from there home, don't know which came first. I know they were forced from there home in Bravaria way back in the day and forced into Hungary. Dismal. Going to find the village in Eastern Hungary my grandpa grew up in, walk the same path he did. Same with finding that gulag my grandma was in, in eastern poland.  
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:43
Well, your family doesn't have to have come from money to have a rich history, Sportsdude.  Sounds like yours could tell some amazing stories.  I like that you're interested in hearing them.  Too many people become interested in family history only when it's too late to hear it in their words.

  The Great Uncle in the painting was a doctor.  I guess that was something in those days.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 09:48
True. Yeah I'm interested so was my dad at one point. See after the war my family got split apart we lost contact. My dad back in the late 70's was touring Austria with his college choir and was going to meet this old man who knew everything about my grandpa and my family but he died 2 weeks before my dad was suppose to meet him. Ever since he gave up. Now I guess its my turn. All I know is that my dad's cousins (who are much older then my dad now in there 80's grandpa was the youngest of 4) one is a engineer in Germany I think and ones a house call doctor in Hungary. My family is a great mystery to me because out there I know my cousins are thinking the samething about me.
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:56
I know very little about my own family history.  

It sounds like you still have avenues to find information about yours.  I know my family had very little and we were raised VERY modestly, but aside from my sisters, there's nobody left who can give us any info.  That's what I mean about having an interest before it's too late.  By the time I became curious, there was no family left.

    Hubbys' ancestors may have had money, but WE certainly don't live any kind of 'high life'....lol
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Post by: P.C. on Oct 29 06 09:58
Yipes.....must hit the hay.  Work in the morning.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g050.gif" border=0]

Good night Sportsdude.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 10:01
One of the reasons why I want to go to this school in the Seattle area so badly is that they basically demand there students to travel abroad. One of the places is Norway. I like Norway but going to Norway would give me anvenue to back pack Eastern Europe and see these places once school would be out. Thats when I plan on finding that place in Poland shouldn't be hard to find that place. All the old Gulags are now memorials and I bet I can find a list somewhere of all the post second world war gulags. Then the next place is to travel to eastern hungary. Again pretty simple now that Hungary is part of the EU. Find the rural town which is 13 miles from the Austrian border and look up family residences or something at the city hall. Then I'd find my family name write the names down and go from there. Shouldn't be to hard.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 29 06 10:06
In fact I may not have to do any searching or anything back in '94 when my grandpa died he recorded his entire life story on tape. Dad has it he won't let me watch/listen to it because its too tough for him. Grandma is doing the same now finally she at first didn't want to do it but now she's recording probably as I type this sentence. All I've got to do is ask and she'll tell. She told me about her train ride from Budapest to Paris then back to Budapest in the late 40's because she didn't have the right papers. She had to stand up the entire way the train was that packed, she slept in the bathroom lol. She was like "I'M NEVER COMING BACK HERE AGAIN!!!" and she never did.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:13
what? where did you go? Sounds interesting. I worked out, suprised how strong/in fit I was again. Got go to work tonight. ugh..
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 03 06 10:16
What a drag, SD.  Will you sleep first, or hang in there until you have to work?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:20
Well I tried laying down a couple minutes ago but alas All I do is stretch a bit on my bed think about stuff then get bored and restless. Atleast I'm not my friend he works from 4:30pm to 2:30am everyday at a warehouse. Then goes to school full time. yikes.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 03 06 10:23
omg....I don't think I could handle that.  I have a hard time pulling the closing shift at work, and that only goes til 6 pm.....rofl.  I'm a morning person, so anything past 3 in the afternoon is borrowed brain energy for me.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:27
yeah plus his parents just got divorced he then got depressed became a chain smoker and is now quitting after dropping out of college because of bad grades and not wanting to go to class because of depression. Life sucks here.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 03 06 10:29
Ahh, well soon that will all be behind you, SD....with new adventures, seeing and being where you want to be.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:32
Yup! Pacific Northwest! I can smell the sea from here! (you can smell the sea right? All that water is salt water it must be or Orcas wouldn't swim in it.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 03 06 10:36
Love the salt air.  There's something therapeutic (sp?) in that for sure.  I think you'll blossom when you get away from what you feel isn't doing you well.  I always send good luck vibes your way.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:44
Thanks PC. I can't wait to leave this mess behind. This winter I'm going to do a Trudeau and take a long walk in the snow in the fields down on the farm, reflect on my 20 years running around the place. Look around and then leave closing the door, turning off the lights. I seem to like to do that with things. Putting closure on things. Don't know where it came from but I tend to do that a lot.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 03 06 10:49
Well, I'd recommend leaving the door open just a crack, and maybe just dim the lights a wee bit.  There's nothing wrong with exploring new territory while leaving the old one with doors open, should you need.  I've always been cautious about burning bridges.  It only limits your possibilies.  The more open doors, the better.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 03 06 10:57
yeah I fall into burning bridges, then burning the water then burning the ground under it. lol I shouldn't do that anymore but then I usually come back later on and apologize/mend fences.

  More of me just growing up mainly. The farm will always be in me its where I spent my summers and winters. Its just me growing up. Look back, remember the riding my bikes to the leeves, climbing the bin towers, hiking in the woods, fishing, farming, and so on. A piece of me will always be there even if I'm not welcomed or not and I think my relatives know that as well.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 12 06 06:52
Drat....having the 'big white page' issue again.  Minutes between pages.....arrrrggggg.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 13 06 06:49
You're back from your camping trip, Russ.  How was it???  (I can't imagine camping in November...lol)
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Post by: purelife on Nov 13 06 07:24
Ah, yes, RUSS!  How was camping up at Harrison?   Did you guys camp outside or in some cabin?  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 13 06 07:31
oh yes please tell us aboot your camping trip in all that rain. trooper. Camped once when I was a kid for boy scouts in a blizzard. lol that was fun. Camping rules. Can't wait to do more of it when I get to Seattle. Camping out in the corn fields just doesn't do it for me anymore. I want mountains, damn it! Mountains!  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 13 06 08:02
I think Russ isn't speaking to us.  He probably got a bad cold from camping in the rain and he lost his voice.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 13 06 08:05
lol swept away by a mud slide.
Anybody have first eye account of storm damage. flooding and such?
 
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 13 06 08:20
Where, Sportsdude?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 13 06 08:26
BC and Washington.  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 13 06 08:32
No floods where I am.  Goodly share of rain the last couple days though.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 13 06 08:44
yeah I know saw it on the news they had to close Mt. Rainier for example. The system it suppose to bring us snow here by wednesday.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 13 06 08:52
Yipes !  I've been watching the snow get a little lower on the mountains here the last few days. In spite of the rain, it's been unusually warm for November.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 13 06 08:55
yeah they say its going to snow but I highly doubt it. If it did snow it will be gone in about 3 days because temps here never stay the same one day for example it could be 0 C and two days later its in the mid 30's C. lol hate it.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kingy on Nov 13 06 08:55
there is snow up in the local mountains. i think whistler is scheduled to open this week, or next.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 14 06 10:40
Hey! I dont normally look at this thread so I wasnt ignoring all of you, sorry. I also didnt get home till like 630pm, after unpacking and showering i dont think i got on till after 8pm.  I slept in a tent (not big enough of a tent), a few of my firends slept in the back of their 4runners. The air mattress kept touching the sides due to, uh, movements, and once you touch the side of a tent when its wet from raining, you break the barrier and whatever touches it will get wet for as long as it continues to touch it.

  I was almost white out conditions in and just after whistler, we slowed down to 10 km/hr and could just make out the vehicle 3 metres in front. Once past the hump into the lower regions of the valley into pemberton there was no snow, just lots of rain. Once past pemberton off the road into the Forrest Service Roads about ten km in it was snowing/raining.

  the cooking was actually good, I did most of it like I normally do cause I like cooking, but on the second night Ha my buddies g/f did a stir fry pasta (well I cooked it but she directed me). We also did the turkey in a garbage can. All the people camping near us came over wondering why a metal garbage can was smoldering for hours. lol.

  I have discovered that those Lock & Lock containers with the four latches and rubber o-ring to seal it are 100% better than regular rubbermaid containers. I bought them at wallyworld, and Im going back there tomorrow night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 08:18
Well, Russ.....you need to get out more.  *heehee*  Drop by any time. (it's hard keeping the Ebony Lounge out of the red....bottom of page 2)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 08:21
With the people you draw to the lounge I would think it would be harder to keep it in "red".  So instead of wine, I'd like a nice brandy to sip on.  Thank you very much.  You are a kind hostess.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 08:30
Absolutemonte my good lady.....a Brandy it is.  I believe I'll join you.

  So I'm hearing that there is going to be another good storm tomorrow.  Assured boredom at work for sure.  My yard is a mess.....but it can stay that way for awhile.  I can't even see the driveway for leaves.

  I'm hoping to get a start on my kitchen counters soon.  Since I got a new range last year, the counters don't fit it.  It's a built-in that's never been built in.

The tiles are old and dated.  I can hardly wait.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 08:33
I thought you said that the rest of the repairs would wait until spring.  Getting restless already?  You have to be the best description of perpetual motion I could ever imagine.  You probably design and make plans in your sleep.  *sip*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 08:41
No no no.......lol.  That's the OUTSIDE repairs.  It's INSIDE stuff now.  The kitchen, laundry room and craft room are my goals for the winter.  I have a tiny kitchen, so it shouldn't be too bad.  I never got to put the floor transitions in yet from re-doing the floors last winter, because the kitchen floor is going to get tiled.

Hubby is telling me to wait until after Christmas, but I think I could get it done before (???)  I think.  (mind you, I'm notorious for underestimating how long something is going to take me....lol)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 18 06 08:43
*staggers in*   Howdy folks!

  clunk*

   [A href="http://www.rum.cz/galery/cam/bb/mountgay/img/bb23.jpg"][img class=LabImg height=90 alt="Original Mount Gay Special Reserve Barbados Rum" src="http://www.rum.cz/galery/cam/bb/mountgay/thu/bb23.jpg" width=73][/A]

  got any root beer?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 08:46
Oh Boy !!!!!   Mount Gay and rootbeer.  As a matter of fact I do, weird al.  What would you call this lovely potion.....does it have a name?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 08:50
Hi, weird al.  Grab a chair.  I 'm curious too.  

P.C.  You know what will happen if you don't finish the floor and counters in time for Christmas.  You're really going to enjoy cooking in the middle of a mess.  NOT!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 08:53
Hahahaha......that's what HUBBY said !!!!!  You both could be right (OK....you both ARE right)  Perhaps I'll just do the floor before Christmas.....it's small.  It's a sad looking little floor.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 08:57
You work best against a deadline, don't you?  Planning to install it on Dec.22, maybe?    (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/14.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 18 06 09:03
I don't know if there's a particular name for the R&R concoction. It sounds ridiculous doesn't it? But it really works. Friend of mine talked me into trying it. I drank a glass just to shut him up about it. Great stuff actually. By the way, that bottle gets bigger if you click it. Should hold us a while.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:04
ROFL.....yes, Kitten.....rofl.  I DO work best with a deadline.  The Christmas before last I was tiling our neighbours house right up to the 23rd.  It was awful.....I was a little bit mad.  It wasn't by design that I waited that long, I was held up by the plumber (my hubby) hahahahahaaaa   I must add that HE was held up by the electrician......oh wait.....he did that too.  In all truth, there were a lot of unexpected hold-ups.  It was dreadful.  My hands looked like hamburger, and my knees looked like my elbows.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:06
That's my fave....the Special Reserve.  But my label isn't green.....hmmmm

The Sugar Cane one is good too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 09:09
Perhaps you should think of ordering in for Christmas.  The floor tiler, not the food.  That way you know it would be done on time....barring hold-ups, of course.  Naaahh!  That's not going to happen.  Your hands will be on every bit of construction in the place, right?

  That IS a big bottle, now that you mention it.  We should all be able to fit under the table after that, shouldn't we?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 18 06 09:18
"under the table "

   hey, I've got my own phone there!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 09:20
With three of us, you will just have to move the phone before it gets crushed.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:22
Naaaaa....don't see it happening.  If there's one thing I can't do (yet) is pay someone else for something I can do myself.  I have to admit, there were a few things I was weakening on......and one of them was cleaning carpets.  I solved that one though....lol

The biggest hold up right now, is I haven't found the tile I like.  (well, that's not true.  I haven't found the tile I like at the price I want to pay)

  I lucked out on the counter tile.  When I was buying the tile for the bar, the guy at the tile store said he had a bunch of tile in his garage he was trying to get rid of.  So I went there, and bought the tile for my counters for 20 bucks....including the bullnose for the edges.  Good deal huh ?????  (hubby just shook his head)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 09:26
That was an excellent deal.  You're a wise (and lucky) shopper.  I figured you would do it yourself.  There must be a piece of you in every part of the house.  *ripped fingernail here, piece of skin there*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:29
 "under the table "



hey, I've got my own phone there!

  ROFL......weird al. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/e030.gif" border=0]

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:35
Did you check out the 'real' bar Kitten?  It's on page 66.  It took me forever to post because I didn't have any decent pics.  My camera is hooped.  It only works when it wants.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 18 06 09:46
I did, and it is gorgeous.  The bar looks like it would take up half my living room.  You have done a wonderful job in that room, judging by what I saw of it.  I do like the black wall.  It is perfect in that setting.  It makes the bar really stand out.

  My apologies.  I must sleep.  The night is young, but I'm not and I need the rest for work tomorrow.  Pleasant dreams to all.  Goodnight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 18 06 09:47
Me too, Kitten.....work tomorrow.  Yuck

Good night, sweet dreams.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 08:46
(http://69.9.184.217/pub/13/13261tuych16ylg.gif)  Hi Kitten ....and weird al.  A little quiet in here today.  

 I spent the day deleting a ton-o-crap off my computer.  Apparently I've been a little neglectful.  

Did a little more on-line shopping (this could be a problem....lol)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 08:54
Hullo PC! I deleted stuff from my laptop then desktop earlier today as well... about 40 gigs worth on my laptop alone. Wow stuff builds up when you dont think about it.

  Nice Bar!! Looks great!

  Mine is the ledge beside my stove then a small teak lay corner bar I got off a yacht when I worked on it. So, after seeing yours just makes me want to make the room for one. Wheres the big TV for the game(s)?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 08:56
Hi, everybody!  I brought my cat home today with a cone on his head and a tube sticking out of him, so I've spent all my spare time comforting him today instead of being here.  Needless to say, he got a zillion treats.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 08:58
Poor little man.  I'm sure they're just a wee bit humiliated when they have to wear the cone.  He'll be OK ?????

  Russ, how did you miss the TV.  Building that room was all about the blasted TV....lol  (42 inch plasma at the end of the room)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:03
Kaycee has decided to sleep on my bed, which he never does.  He tried all day to stop being a cone-head, but it was attached too well.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:05
He'll just have to learn to wear it proud, like this little fella,

  (http://static.flickr.com/33/46171669_6120692883_m.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:08
This guy isn't adjusting as well.....rofl

  [img class=reflect height=375 alt="" src="http://static.flickr.com/29/100629201_cbd0f03f53.jpg?v=0" width=500 on-load=show_notes_initially();]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:11
I think he's even angrier that he can't go out.  He was meowing at the door a lot today or just sitting staring at it with a plaintive expression.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 09:14
Thats too bad kitten, I know its for his own good but I agree that it hurts you as much as him! What happened to your kitty, kitten?

   We had a dog that had a cone on his head for FIVE MONTHS..

    he had been attacked by two pitbulls down teh alley from us when my mother was taking him for a walk. They got out and when my mother saw them running towards them she dropped the leash so Toby could run as well as she, the dogs left her and mauled him. After a while they left Toby and went back to their yard, my mother took Toby to the vet... We though he was finished. I was on leave at that point and was home when my mother went to the vet, so I went over and had a friendly talk with the neighbor who was at home by that point. He was nice enough after I gave him a talk to pay the 3k vet bills or I would have gotten rid of his dangerous pitbulls.

  Yuck, thinking about it, he had a drain as well, it went everywhere. We had to leave him in the laundry room.

    PC, lol I dont know how i missed the TV. I looked again when you mentioned it and realized I had only looked at the first set the other day. I saw it I saw it!

Still looks awesome!      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:25
Oh, your poor dog, Russ!  I'm glad he made it, but that's so sad!  He must have gone nuts wearing the cone for that long.

  Kaycee had an abcess that had to be drained.  It looks awful, but the vet did a great job.  Very tidy stitching.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 09:30
Glad Kaycee is doing better! Hopefully she doesnt have the lampshade on too long.

  Yeah, it was sad with Toby. After the parts that were scalped back together grew back jet black when the rest of him was grey, and those were the parts where you could tell there was pinched nerves.. he would always wimper at random times when he moved. My brother and I ended up putting him down just less than a year later because he was getting so bad, my mother couldnt do it.

  EDIT: we took him to a vet, we didnt do it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:33
What a shame.  Toby must have suffered a lot.  You did the right thing, but the right thing often hurts a lot.  

  By the way, Kaycee is a big, beautiful boy.  Neutered of course, but still male.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:36
Hardest thing in the world.....seeing kids or animals feeling poorly.

Cats are good healers.  Kaycee will bounce back before you know it.  (try not to look when he stares longingly out the window......too sad)  *I think someone is going to get pampered this week*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 23 06 09:40
By pampered do you mean "spoiled rotten"?  Of course he will be!

  I must get ready for bed now.  I stayed up longer than I intended.  Goodnight, P.C. and Russ.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:45
Good night Kitten.....give Kaycee a gentle pat from me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:47
Russ, that's just AWFULL about your dog.  I would imagine along with feeling pretty sad, there would be a little anger too.  (at least I think there would be for me)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Nov 23 06 09:55
Poor pooch. Our dog is perpetually in a cone from licking a spot on her leg (some nervous tic she just wont quit) so I sympathize.
And I hate pit bulls. Ugly, useless killer beasts.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Future Canadian on Nov 23 06 09:56
Hi Bye everyone. I'm off to play some Scrabble before bed.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 06 09:57
Good night FC...(I LOVE Scrabble)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 09:59
Goodnight kitten~~

    Yeah PC, it still frustrates me.. sadness and anger. Unfortunately that seems to be the way life is..

The guy couldnt be bothered at first, was trying to close his door on me. So I was a little more blunt as to what would happen to his dogs and his financial status when I sued him for everything I could. When he agreed to cover medical expenses that was enough for me, putting down his dogs although mean are his family and suing would just be financial Gain. I left it at that, but I did report his dogs and let it go with a warning. The lady I talked to couldnt believe I didnt want the dogs put down, just wanted a warning attached to the file. My mother agreed with me.

    EDIT: By FC, sorry I missed you while writing this post. Happy T-Day again and enjoy your scrabble!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 23 06 11:04
 Lol I missed everyone! *darn nap* stupid turkey
Yeah good to hear about Kaycee kitten.
Although I must admit Tigger takes the prize when it comes to enduring pain. 4 months stuck in a cage with a con head constant surgery. Staples that kept opening. He's a trooper.


Well tonights the big night. After work at around 4amish I'm going home change and drive to Target to stand in line. lol I've never done it before (camping out). I hope I get this Wii.  If not I'm sure to buy some games a controller and something for it. Target opens up at 6am. So I wonder how many people will be camping outside. I'm guessing it will be a lot.


   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 06 11:19
Good luck with your Wii adventure SD! Ive never camped out as well, let us know how it works out.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 24 06 06:37
You're far more generous than I, Russ.  Having never been in this situation, I don't really know how I would react.  But I'd like to think that if it were MY dog who went on a killing rampage, there would be no question about what needed to be done.  Just the thought of the possibility that the next time, it could be a child, wouldn't allow any other decision.

  I know that each persons pet is like a family member, but who wants a killer in the family ? I'm thinking of that couple whose dog killed that poor woman in the hall ourside her appartment door, that had the audacity to blame the woman. Nobody would have had to tell me what needed to be done with those dogs if they were mine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 24 06 06:45
As everyone knows on here my cat Tigger was attacked by my cousins boxers. Ripped him up very badly. He would have died if I had not picked him up and see the giant hole in his stomach lower area. Vet said gang green would have set in, in less then a week later and he would have died.  The thing that gets me angry about the whole thing is that Tigger went for weeks with a gash in his lower area and my cousins never called us. They did try to put disinfectant on him but they never told us.  Brutus the dog that attacked Tigger a couple weeks later was bitten by 7ft long rattle snake in the eye. He's gone blind now in one eye. Karma I dunno but Tigger sure went through hell for months. Staples kept coming out, stitches never worked. He was stuck in a cage for months not being aloud to get out. But he took it like a champ and never complained. Now he's is old self again. Amazing that he went through this ordeal when he wasn't even a year old. He turned 1 this July. Got ripped up in Feb, came home in march didn't get healed until late May. He's a trooper if there ever was one.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 26 06 10:52
Good evening Kitten.  What a wonderland out there.....it's absolutely beautiful !!!! (except there's a tree down at the bottom of our driveway.....lol)

  How are you managing in the snow ?  Was your drive to work OK ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 26 06 10:56
It is beautiful to look at, from indoors.  The drive was okay, except she lives on a side street that hadn't been touched.  I'm glad I don't have to go tomorrow, because it is a steep drive, and it will likely be sheer ice in the morning.  Are you completely blocked in by the tree?  Does that mean you will not have to work and can stay by a nice cozy fire?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 26 06 10:59
*gets out the chainsaw*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 26 06 11:07
I'm going to have comfort food to go with the coziness of the apartment.  I'm making a pork stew tomorrow.

  My beast is getting quite spoiled with all this hand-feeding.  I hope he doesn't expect it after the cone comes off!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 26 06 11:11
I don't recommend doing this but hehe when it got around -17 C last year (0 F) I opened all the windows in my room and put a bunch of covers on my bed wanted to see how well I could take the cold.  I did fine.  Ozzie though who was sleeping in my room he got a cold I think.  Good thing I left the door closed in my room or I would have frozen the house.

I've got the window up right now its soo warm here.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 26 06 11:13
I always leave a window slightly open for the fresh air, but I'm not about to freeze to see if I can handle it.  I know how it feels, and I don't like the cold.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 26 06 11:15
Ahhhh....that could be easier said than done.....lol.  Remember, cats believe this is the way they were MEANT to be treated.  Cashmere flaked out on the hearth today.....I've never seen him do that.  He was obviously enjoying the heat......I had her cranked.   He's funny in the snow.....crouches down, then does a dive into it, burying his nose.....then tears off like his tail's on fire.  

  Well it's off to bed for me, was a busy day today.

Goodnight and sweet dreams.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 26 06 11:18
 good night everyone I'm going to sleep as well got a big day tomorrow want to get a lot of things done.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Nov 26 06 11:19
Goodnight, P.C.  Have a restful sleep.  I plan to do likewise.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 26 06 11:30
Ya, myself as well. Have a goodnight, PC, kitten, and SD.

  Wonder if my college is open tomorrow.

  Russ
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 30 06 08:51
Good Morning PC! How are you on this fine november morning?

  After last night I thought there would be no school, so I didnt prepare or get up to go in.. then find out there is, lol. Oh well, another day to tinker around in the garage.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 09:18
Good morning Mr Russ.  It IS a beautiful morning.  Another foot of snow for us last night......it's absolutely beautiful.

I was up at 3 this morning....ughhhh.  I'm not much for napping, but I'm sure I'll have to catch 5 at some point today.

  I actually put up my tree yesterday.  I've never put it up quite this early, but I thought, that being as I'm on borrowed days off, I might as well get it done.  Then when I'm back to work, I won't have to use my 'real' days off to do it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 30 06 09:32
Well, we got alot of snow as well last night as well, didnt last though, its pretty clear this morning as everything is melting.

  I ended up taking a corner a little to fast last night turning left in a major intersection and my truck got halfway through at a 45 degree angle and stopped turning and went straight. I quickly dropped it into low so it slowed but braking or anything didnt work lol. I went right up the pedestrian walkway slope on the corner then stopped, so I just backed up and kept going.. slower.

  I stopped twice more on the way home after that as people had done the same and hit curbs. I used my tow strap and pulled them off and back into the middle of the lane, but was annoyed by them not even thanking for the help. Just waited in the car for me to unhook the strap then drive off. Vancouver.

  A christmas tree! I been thinking about getting one the last few days, but havent had the motivation.. I think that because you put yours up I will too. I already bought a 25 dollar permit that allows me to harvest a tree from crown land excluding parks and provincial land.. three trees per permit.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 09:47
Yipes.....I'm glad you're OK.  I haven't left the house since Saturday.(excluding my 3 minute drive up the block, before I decided I wasn't going to attempt the drive to work.)  

I'm sorry people didn't have the good sense to thank you for being so helpful....don't let it change you though, rudeness can be contagious if you let it.  So I'LL thank you, for being the kind of person we need more of.

I didn't know you could get a permit for cutting a tree....is this new?

I swore for so many years, I would never have a fake tree.  I've always gotten a noble fir, but a few years back, things were a little tight and noble firs were running around 80 bucks.  I had to just say no....lol
So I made a tree....rofl.  Hubby thought I was nuts when he phoned home and asked what I was doing.  I told him I was making a tree.  When he came home he was shocked that I had actually made a tree.  He liked it so much, that we've used it ever since.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 09:55
 Of course it didn't snow or ice over here.  Weather people again were wrong. It didn't even get below freezing.  
Second look there's a little ice on the trees but its so little you can't recognise it.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 30 06 10:20
Thats not a bad idea PC, making a tree. We thought about it a while ago but never got over the fact of not having a real tree in the living room with all the bugs and needles and pitch everywhere. The joys of xmas. My dad always tells the story of bringing home a tree with a squirrel still in it, but since he likes to make things more than what they are we dont know if its true. Storys still good though.

  I dont know if its new or not, it was my dad that told my brother and I years ago about a permit, Ill ask him when I see him next.

  Thanks for the thankyou PC, I was a bit put off but thought it was probably because they were cold and nervous about getting home in the snow.

  I still havent made it out to the garage lol. I really should go get the fasteners I need then get back to it. Maybe.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 10:24
lol every school in the area closed in preparation of the 'big storm'.  Last time this happend it didn't even snow.
Ever had one of those storms? Where the weather people say a blizzard is coming and everyone stops what they are doing all the schools are closed days in advance and when the day comes nothing happens? lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 10:35
I've just spent the last 20 minutes looking for a pic, and not only did I not find it, there's a ton of stuff missing.....hmmmm.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 11:00
Yeahhhh, I found it.  This is the same room as the Ebony Lounge is NOW, and this is my homemade Christmas tree.....lol

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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 11:08
What a beautiful job you did, P.C.!!  That looks lovely.  I'm SOOO glad the snow has stopped.  It's been a nightmare getting to work and back.  I tried to get my passenger door open yesterday but when I did the lock broke and I couldn't shut it.  So now I've found another use for duct tape.  It looks awful, but it is keeping the door closed.  Every garage I phoned said they were too busy to look at it now, but I think it will have to be replaced, not just fixed.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 11:14
HEYYYY, Kitten!!!

  That's just great! no lock on your door now???  Good Lord.  You're not having very good luck these days Kitten.  We're going to have to work on your karma.

  I just heard a few big thumps on the roof, so I guess it's warming up a little. *cry*

I feel a little bit bad for liking it so much, when I know that it's causing so much grief for everyone......*just a little bit* [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 11:20
Wow P.C. a decorating magazine needs to call you. Your room is Magazine material. WOW  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 11:26
lol, Sportsdude.  That room no longer exists.  The dreaded TV now sits in that corner and the terra cotta walls are now black.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 11:28
oops I forgot, still one awesome room you've got there.    
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 12:18
Thanks Sportsdude.....It was a good room, but totally underused for the last few years.  It's the biggest room in the house, and it was basically shut off....door closed to it all the time.  It was a formal dining room, and frankly, I can count on one hand how many times a year we 'dine'.  Now we LIVE in this room.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 12:28
Yeah I know the feeling.  For the first time in my life I've had a house we never had to do anything to it. (the new house) the old house had a fire back in '88 and we never got around to painting the bathroom still.  Sad.  Still think you've got a really cool house, awesome back yard.  Here its boring ville.  But if I ever took a picture of my house you'd think I was rich or something. lol. I'm not, but when the nieghbour next door the first day in asks if we'd like to hire there maid, we did a double take.  Somebody cleaning our house is something we could never ever allow.  I feel burgoisish in my house rather like in the walk in closet that I was living in for 18 years until now.

Plus I remember you saying that your house was A frame? Those houses are AWESOME!!
 
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Post by: Russ on Nov 30 06 02:38
Nice tree PC! Your organizational and decorational skills are incredible. That room looked awesome.

You should see mine; Russ Brain: hmm, this fits in here like a jigsaw puzzle, Ill make it fit. Russ gf: that doesnt colour match, I dont think we can use it. Russ Brain: Great! Its in! Functional!

  I wont be getting out for a tree till the weekend now looks like.

  Dreaded TV, lol, I still missed it in the pictures!    
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 02:44
lol We've got two trees. A 'ghetto' one that's basically a stick that we've been using as a tree for years.  And this new one thats taller then me (finally they had to find a fake tree that was taller then me but not so tall it couldn't fit in the room lol).

When I was little we used to buy real trees and then plant them in the backyard. We did that 5 times and then we just got real busy (me and my sis grew up) and we never did it again.  I was always cool to see the christmas trees in the back yard grow in front of your eyes.  lol don't know how my mom did it.  We had the real tree in the family room and the fake one in the living room. ah the fond memories.  This year we're back to decorating. We haven't decorated in ages.  Feel like a family again.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 03:19
Hey Russ, comfort comes in all shapes, sizes and colours.  There isn't a right way to decorate a room.....except for it to be comfortable for those who are using it.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 03:38
I really love that room P.C. looks awesome.  So when did you decide to fix up the house?  When I get a house of my own and a girl to go in it thats the first thing I'm doing.  I've always wanted each room to be a different colour paint.  (grew up in a house with all white walls).  Dark red (burgundy), dark navy blue, dark green (forest green), teal room, black room, dark brown and so on.    
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 03:45
I'm continually redecorating, but last year was the first time we had the opportunity to do a little more than just paint.  The floors were always nasty, since I moved in. I knew I didn't want carpet, and tile or hardwood was going to be costly, as the whole main floor is continual throughout.  

There were a lot of things that I just always wanted to do, but there were also some things that needed to be done.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 03:52
How long have you had the house?
I just like your attitude of always doing things improving things. So cool.  My parents are like that except they just don't have the time or energy to do things anymore.  I'm good at landscaping apparently. Thats all we ever do around here.  Plant trees. We need some trees in our new backyard here don't like looking at our nieghbour's homes.  Spruces or pines are coming in the spring, plus we've got to cut down this one tree thats dead by the porch.
 
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 04:41
Hi, all.

  Life is wonderful again.  I took my car to my usual place to see if it could be fixed, and he fixed the door lock for free!!  I'm ecstatic about it!!

  Furthermore the snow has stopped, it's getting warmer, and eventually they will clear the ice off the driveway.  Can't ask for much better than that.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 04:43
good to see the car fixed and getting warmer. lol here its sleet 24/7 so much sleet it looks like snow outside.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 04:46
Poor guy.  I guess it's your turn for driving misery.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 04:52
lol I'm excited!  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 05:02
Yeahhhhhh!!!  Excellent Kitten.  (and for free to boot).  How nice when good things happen to good people.

It wasn't a very good thought having you running around in a car with duct tape for a lock.  Mind you when you think about it, it's probably the best deterrent against theft that you could install.  Thieves are mighty picky these days.
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 05:10
True enough.  Even the most desperate would think about stealing a car that looked like a wreck.  Actually, I put tape all around the door so it wouldn't fly open unexpectedly.  I thought of keeping my parka hood up while I was driving so nobody would recognize me, but realized I wouldn't be able to see anything if I did.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 05:25
1 inch
3 cms
of sleet outside on the steps in the front yard.
Hasn't started to snow yet.
 
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 05:31
Give the sleet enough time to harden into glare ice and then the snow will arrive, thereby providing the maximum inconvenience for everyone.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 05:36
Yeah no kidding I'll be doing a lot of shoving tomorrow.  There's my side walk and then the side walk across the street next to this field that runs off a cliff and then the highway.  There's no house so somebody is going to have to do that side walk.  Maybe to impress the girls next door I'll do there sidewalk. lol  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 05:38
I don't know if that will impress the girls, but they will certainly be relieved that they don't have to shovel!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 05:43
Well they're twin girls my age. The opera singer and what not.  I think they're goody goodies and what not but oh well don't want them to hurt there back since they don't believe in medicine (they're christian scientists).  The other family next door will probably have there maid do the shoveling or get somebody over to do it.  I'm a blue collar person in a white collar nieghbourhood lol.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 05:53
You're goodhearted, SD.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 05:59
I try to be at least.  In a couple weeks I'm going to hand out christmas trees to deaf/disabled/cancer recoving/blind/mentally handicapped kids. Should be fun.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 06:07
That's really nice!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 06:42
I do what I can, I do because I care.

hey thats a good slogan for a social program. *writes that down*

Yeah I'm a social activist.  Its something thats come naturally to me its something that was instilled in me by my parents.  Big supporters of social justice and its causes.  A lot of that comes from my dad and his parents (the hungarian immigrants) my mom picked up the cause in college but she was meant to go down that path as well, only girl in her class to go to college. Her Grandpa said women belong on the farm.  She had to break that, a trail blazer.

Mom wants me to get into something she brought up the ACLU but the ACLU is a bad name in a lot of circles around this country.  So I rather use my talents and ideas in a country thats friendly to social activists.  Hence Canada.
Democrats flirt with social justice every once in a while but they can't fully go to the left or they'll be labeled 'liberal' 'communist' and so on.  If you care about the poor in this country, some kind of universal health care because we are spending too much on the system we have now and we STILL don't have it as good as other countries (granted a universal system has its problems but down here its pathetically bad), social security, and the environment you're labeled the dreaded 'liberal'.  Just look at the Christian Coalition President. He was sacked because the board didn't agree with his lets help the poor and clean the environment issues.
 
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:01
Window is completely iced over now.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 07:03
Hope you shut it.  You said you had it open earlier.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:15
yeah I did earlier this morning then its been closed all day. Going to do another check of the ice see how much has come down now. Can't see the outline of the steps anymore so its got to be more the 3cms like last time. The field is completely white so I'm guess 6cms? thats 2 inches I think.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:20
6cms of thick ice really thick and hard.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 07:41
I believe 2 1/2 cms. equal 1 inch, so you are a bit over two inches.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:45
 yeah the ice total is around there most likely.
Metric so easy to understand but the foot and mile system is sexy I guess. 203 cms just doesn't have the same power as 6'8ft.
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:51
Window screen is completely frozen now looks like hard clear plastic that you can't see through.  I can't see anything now.  
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 07:56
If you go out be careful.  One bad fall can really ruin a day.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 07:58
Not going anywhere don't have to work until Saturday night. phew.    
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 08:05
Its thundering. lol that must mean freezing rain.  
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 08:12
Sounds like a real mish-mash of weather you got going on there, Sportsdude.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 08:14
Here's something weird.  We just brought in another flat of bottled water.  24 to a flat.  TWO were frozen.  One on the outside row, and one that was smack center.  How can this be ????
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 08:24
Weather guy said 6-10 inches of snow but mainly 3 to 6 where I live but add the 3 inches of ice already thats 9inches of white stuff.  70,000 people are without power already. Don't know if I'm going to lose power or not.

We are getting so much ice because the system has stalled and is bring up warmer air so we should be getting snow where are getting sleet and freezing rain. lol
 
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Post by: kitten on Nov 30 06 08:30
Maybe the frozen bottle in the center moved in because it wanted to get warm, P.C.
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 30 06 08:48
Yeaa....that's what I thought. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a070.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 08:48
 Let Tigger outside. Why I don't know ADD moment well he runs off and runs under the house not wanting to come out. ugh! So I just left him outside for his 'alone time' and sure enough not a minute later he comes to the door.  Now why did he not do this for the 10 minutes I was telling him to come out from under the house? ugh, cats.  Hit Ozzie with an ice ball lol, its raining really hard now.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 30 06 10:16
lights have been flicking on and off now for about 10 minutes hmm wonder if I should set an alarm on my cell phone just in case power goes out.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 06:42
Wow it sure did snow last night.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 10:26
Welcome to winter!
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 10:33
Yeah no kidding. Loving it as usual, I'm so bizarre, I hate the summer but love fridged cold temperatures and ice and snow and rain.  Should fit right in, in the Pacific Northwest. If I was an animal I'd be a duck or a wolf.  I've got both personalities.

Tigger must love the cold he hasn't come to the door in 4 hours.  He thought about coming out from under the house but kids were playing a couple houses down so he went back under.

(my grandma's room has a gas fireplace. Its equipment sticks out creating an over hang.  There's a hole in the bottom that leads under her room and into this huge crawl space.  Thats where he is.)  Grandma's room was an add on hence the hole.

3 inches of thick ice plus 5 inches of snow did a number on my back. I'll hack at it later. again.
 
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 10:36
It's probably nice and toasty under the house.  Smart cat.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 10:46
I dunno its not freezing cold but its not warm I'd say its about 40F-ish under there. He seemed to be sleeping away so I'm not worried. Funny cat.  Ozzie wants no part in the snow. But then again Tigger is a domesticated farm/barn cat so it probably makes him feel like he's down on the farm again.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 10:55
As long as it is reasonably comfortable down there he should be okay.  I think it would be better if he was inside, but it looks like he made the choice for himself.  Be sure to check on him occasionally.  He'll have to come out to eat and drink.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:00
Yeah I know he's just stubborn. He doesn't come usually when you call his name, etc. I can talk to him through the crawl space to get his attention.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:03
Do you keep any special cat treats on hand?  They will often work wonders in getting a cat to pay attention.  Even a piece of chicken might work, if he likes it.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:05
Haven't thought of that idea. He's a cat treat person. He doesn't understand or like human food. Funny thing is when I took him outside he was in the middle of chowing down cat food. lol Big guy, weighs 12lbs now.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:05
Little guy compared to Kaycee at 15 lbs.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:12
(http://photos-299.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v45/79/85/504832870/n504832870_5299_3451.jpg)

Thats this morning when I got up.  He's on the prowl. lol Sorry the pic is blue the sun wasn't up.
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:13
(http://photos-300.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v45/79/85/504832870/n504832870_5300_4384.jpg)

Tigger hangs out under the over hang in the bottom right hand corner.
 
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:35
Tigger looks a lot like Kaycee from the back.  It's very picturesque, but I'm glad to see the end of the snow here.  It makes me really appreciate rain.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:39
yeah it has been very lovely out.

Here's a head shot of Tigger

(http://photos-298.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v45/79/85/504832870/n504832870_5298_2507.jpg)



 
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:47
In the front he's a lot different.  Kaycee has white from his nose to his tail underneath.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:48
oh cool. Tiggers a tabby cat I think.  But he's got a racoon tail. Giant tail.  When he was little his ears were so much bigger then his head he looked like a bat.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:50
Yes, he is a tabby.  Kaycee has the same ringed tail.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 11:54
figured he was.  So nice that he doesn't shed or barely sheds. Angel now you pick her up you'd get about 5lbs worth of hair on you even if you did brush her everyday. ugh got in the air in the house. Ozzie sheds but it stays on the ground. Angels hair always would float. American short hair thats what Angel was.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 01 06 11:58
I know what you mean.  Spooky was a domestic shorthair.  The place looked as if it were fur-trimmed in black.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 12:06
lol got tigger out from under the house finally. He was just sitting down there stoaic as usual looking at me funny like 'what's wrong' lol. He got my clothes muddy though.  
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 01 06 07:35
Glad Tigger came to his senses Sportsdude.

  So, I STILL didn't get the rest of the hot tub roof done.  I got one more section done, and then my knees were frozen.  There is about 14 inches of snow up there, and that's after I cleared 8 inches off the first time.  The problem now is, the bottom inch is ice.  I really want to get it done while there is snow, because it's been the best thing so far to clean off that residue on there.  Even a power washer isn't as affective.

  Hubby made it out of the driveway, but had a bit of trouble getting back in, in spite of my digging the tire trails.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 01 06 08:40
idiot twins next door can't park took up a ton of space when space is limited on the street. I had to shovel my own parking spot. Shoveling heavy ice sucks.  Felt like knocking on the door and giving them a piece of my mind.  
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 03 06 07:26
  Have to get some dinner for hubby....be back later.  Do you work tomorrow?
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 03 06 09:12
Just curious......do you still have snow over there?  I saw some clips on the news tonight, but wasn't paying full attention.  So I'm not exactly sure where it was, but it was  somewhere in greater Vancouver, and there wasn't a trace.  (????)
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Post by: kitten on Dec 03 06 10:00
Actually if you look on the side streets there is still quite a lot of snow, but the middle of the streets have been worn down by traffic.  Where I work is very slippery with snow still half-way out onto the street.  The rain should get rid of most of it.  The main roads are fine from what I've seen.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 03 06 10:52
Hi Kitten......just can't stay awake any longer.  Take care and look after that sore shoulder and back.

My eyes are closing as I type this.....lol

Sleep well !!!!!
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Post by: kitten on Dec 03 06 10:54
You take care too, P.C.  Have a good sleep.  Chat tomorrow.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 08:09
Good evening

  Kitten, it sounds like you've got even MORE reading cut out for you.

How is everything this eve......are your bruises getting any easier to sit on ?

  I got another 75 gifts wrapped today.....bringing the total to 160 ish.  (no, I'm not Santa....these are gifts for where I work) (not FROM me either....lol)
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Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 08:18
Not yet, they aren't.  It takes time and I think they go pretty deep.  I was stunned when you said how many presents you had wrapped until I read the rest of it.  I hope you get paid for all this work!  It would drive me batty!
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Post by: Russ on Dec 04 06 10:50
Wow PC! Thats still alot of gifts!

  Im thinking its time I start my xmas shopping now. LOL.

Im seriously drawing blanks on what to get my bro and girlfriend.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 11:07
Don't hate me........[FONT size=5]I'M DONE  [/FONT]!!!!![img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/xmas/b022.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:08
I've always found it difficult to shop for people.  I want it to be the perfect gift, but I'm never sure of my choices.  
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 11:16
I always think you can't go wrong with a beautiful book.  Not novels of course, (unless you know the persons tastes really well)  but coffee table books....say of a country they'd love to visit or of whatever their interests are.  I love getting books and I love giving books.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:19
For someone you know very well clothing is good, especially accessories like a belt or scarf.
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Post by: Russ on Dec 04 06 11:29
Cant hate ya PC, I can only envy your foresight!

  Hmm, clothing isnt a bad idea for my brother. He could use a new fleesey.

  Im thinking jewelry for my gf, but she doesnt seem to wear much and I want to get her something she would wear.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/6.gif)

    Anyhow, Im falling asleep here lol. I got up at 5 am to work on my truck finishing it up before going to get the one day permit then take it through airscare.

  Gnight all!
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 11:29
Good thought Kitten.

  Anyways, I'm verrrry sleepy.  Good night all. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g030.gif" border=0]  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:32
Good night, P.C.  See you in the morning.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 04 06 11:34
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0].
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Post by: kitten on Dec 04 06 11:36
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/a011.gif" border=0].
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 07 06 09:26
Hi Kitten......My work 'function' tonight went SO well.  I couldn't have asked for a better scenario, with 'new boss' by my side.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 10 06 10:33
This place was getting dark, so I thought I'd turn the light on just long enough to say goodnight.  Another early rising tomorrow.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g025.gif" border=0]
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 10 06 10:38
Thanks Kitten.  Me too.

  Sleep great !!!!!!!
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 17 06 05:41
Hi Kitten,

  How did you weather the storm.  Everything OK?  I've just spent the last 2 hours cleaning out the fridge and freezer.  I wrote everything down as I turfed it.  It makes me weep to throw out all that food. *cry*

We don't know if it's worth claiming on insurance or not.  Ever had any experience with that?

I've never had a claim, and have a 'no claims' discount, and I'm trying to do the math to figure out if it's worth losing that (or even IF we would lose that)
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Post by: kitten on Dec 17 06 05:47
Hi, P.C.

  I managed well, no power outage where I live.  But my poor lady did have one and she was terrified.  I had to stay with her and keep her bundled up.  The house dropped to 10C. and I nearly froze.  She is still having nightmares about it.  I only got home long enough to feed the cat and heat up soup and tea to take back to her.  I'm so glad that's over.  But what a terrible thing to have to throw out food!  I'm so sorry for you.  That represents a lot of expense and time.

  I've never had to deal with anything but car insurance, so I can't give any advice.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 17 06 05:55
Awww, how sad for your poor lady.  That would be upsetting to her for sure.....once again, thank goodness she has someone who cares so well for her.

Makes throwing out a little food seem less important in the big picture, doesn't it.
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Post by: purelife on Dec 17 06 05:59
awwww..... sorry to hear about that poor lady.  That's sad to hear.  Temperature drops and power outages are so stressful for so many people.  I hope that that was the only one.  
 
 PC, what was the total value of your goods in the freezer?  
   
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 17 06 06:05
I'm not sure yet purelife. So far I've just written it all down.  I will do a 'mock on-line shopping' at our local grocery store, and see what the total comes to.  Many of the things don't have prices on them anymore, because I buy the large packs of things, and then split them into meals for two size.

But it's surely amazing how much it adds up to.

Just the dressings, mayo various condiments etc adds up quickly.  Eggs, milk......Never mind the meat !  
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Post by: purelife on Dec 17 06 06:08
In my opinion PC, I think that it'll not be worth claiming your lost fridge items.  The reason is that it could prove difficult (unless pictures are taken or something) to show that they were new and no items were used.  For example, your mayo could be half empty and your milk, half full, then, the value decreases.  Just my two cents.  
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 17 06 06:15
I was actually going to take pics, but my camera is not working so great these days.

  I would imagine there is some kind of an average value of the contents of a fridge....perhaps less for a freezer.  A half of anything, still has to be replaced.....gas and time to do so, have a value.  The part that would be difficult, would be if your freezer were full, half full or 3/4 empty.  That's where a picture would be helpful.  I don't have a freezer freezer.....just the freezer with my fridge.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 17 06 06:20
I had to run next door for a couple of minutes.  I would have to agree that there isn't much point in claiming the food on your insurance without proof of what you had.  It's so sad you had to lose so much, P.C.

  As far as my lady is concerned, she will forget this very quickly now that things are back to normal.  That is the one good part about short-term memory loss.  They don't retain the trauma for a long period of time  She will be having visitors throughout the Christmas week, so she will be distracted by them.  This is the third power outage she has had, but the others didn't last nearly as long.
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Post by: purelife on Dec 17 06 06:22
Hmmm, have you tried presenting your scenario to your insurance agent?  I'm sure that he/she would be able to quote you on how much your premiums would go up and how much damage could be claimed and such.  Other than that, that's all that I can think of.    
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 17 06 06:31
I'm not one to claim stuff on insurance (obviously......I've never had a claim EVER), but when I was doing a mental talley as I was chucking this stuff, I lost count very quickly after beginning, at around $400.....and that was just SOME of the meat.

I think you're right, purelife.  I believe we'll have to find out from our insurance agent.  I know my neighbours have done it, but then they claim for everything, (plus) and are dealing with higher rates because of it.  So they're not a good gauge.  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 17 06 06:35
That's a LOT of money to lose.  In this case it certainly can't hurt to see if you can be compensated.  They are quick enough to take your payments and you should be getting something in return.
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Post by: Russ on Dec 18 06 01:06
I was going to say to take pictures. Some of my relatives have cabins on the gulf islands and had this happen to them a few times. As it is a summer/ recreational place that they dont go to all the time they dont know when the power goes out or comes back on. Imagine coming back to magots.

  They took pictures and gave a tally. But that was for non act of god ( i think)
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 09:55
Hi Miss Kitten.......are you still about ?

  Just finished putting away all the leftovers (we even had left over duck.....that's a first)  Now I'm sipping a dollop of Goldschlager.  Mmmmmmm  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 09:59
Leftover duck?  Amazing!  I'm glad it turned out so well.  I was just watching the Africam for a while.  A lion had devoured part of what looked like a warthog, but since it was partly eaten I couldn't tell for sure.  I came back here when it wandered off.  I have a snifter of brandy on the go, and I'm totally mellow right now.  What a great carefree day I had.  Back to the real world tomorrow.
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Post by: Russ on Dec 25 06 10:05
Hello to the both of you from myself and starfish scientist!

  Glad you duck turned out well PC.

  Goldschlager? Ooh, some interesting memories with that after xmas dinner... did you microwave it to heat it up first?

  Im still working on the rum n nogs.. not many more until Im done the last carton. LOL.

  I agree PC, good family and old friends were great! I saw some people here I havent seen in years, and all the family that came by, havent seen some of the relatives in 5 years..

  Take care all.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:08
Hi Russ.  Say hello to Starfish Scientist for me.  Glad you had a good day.
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Post by: Russ on Dec 25 06 10:15
For sure kitten! Glad you have had a good one as well.

  EDIT: Says hi back.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:15
Thanks, Starfish.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:18
OMG....Hi Russ and Starfish......Merry Christmas !!!!!!

  I was dreading this Christmas, as this is the first EVER to spend Christmas Dinner alone.  I wasted far too much time fretting about this.  It was SO lovely...... it just reminded me that EVERYTHING is subject to change and change isn't a bad thing.  

  A Brandy sounds lovely Kitten....perhaps I'll do one of those before I sleep too.....LOL  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:20
As long as your hubby was there, you could never be alone.  It can be nice for a couple to spend time alone together to celebrate the holiday and their union.
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Post by: Starfish Scientist on Dec 25 06 10:25
Hi kitten & P.C.!

  merry xmas to everyone!

  rum n egg nog, yummy (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:28
Sounds terrific, Starfish, but for some reason rum doesn't like me.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/11.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:29
So true Kitten.  It was nice to pull out the best china, and candles and linens for just the two of us.

We've lulled ourselves into the habit of  eating at the bar.....so doing up the dining room in company flare for us was fun......no frills barred.    
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:30
It's much like having a special date at a top-notch restaurant, and you don't have to drive home afterward and spoil the closeness.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:31
Hi Starfish.....Merry Christmas !!!! Cheers going out to PA !

 OK....now I've got to have a Brandy with Kitten.....and a Rum and egg not with Russ and Starfish. (I can handle it.....no work for me tomorrow....yeahhhhhhh)  
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:33
No work for me either, but I have to try to see a man about a flat tire, if he's open.    *fingers tightly crossed*
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:41
Bugga !!!!!  Forgot about that. What a nuisance !  Blasted little hoodlums.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:43
I decided to abandon all worries today and just think happy thoughts.  But tomorrow I have to face the ugly truth.  I either get the tire fixed or I take a cab to and from work.  Pricey business.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:53
A very realistic and positive thought Kitten. (what else can you do.....lol)  Cabbing it would be VERY pricey.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:54
Leaving my lady alone and unfed would be unthinkable.  So those are my options.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 25 06 10:56
Kind of puts it into perspective, doesn't it.  Better your problem than hers. (not to make light of the pain in the butt that it is)
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Post by: kitten on Dec 25 06 10:59
My sentiments exactly!  And it really IS my problem.  Nobody is going to come here and fix it as a nice surprise for me.

*a woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do!*
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Post by: weird al on Dec 25 06 11:54
kitten:

  ain't you got a spare? What time do you start work?
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 26 06 12:10
Just checked out the Africam........couple of lions .......awesome.

  Anyways......I think I'm done for the day.  I am getting V e r r r y Sleepy.

Good night all.  Kitten.....weird al, 49er.......and whoever else is here.

  Good call on the Brandy, Kitten.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 08:23
There is a spare, but I have no idea if it has air in it.  Also, I just don't have the strength to change a tire any more.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 26 06 08:30
I thought this would be the right place to say goodnight.  I wonder if self-hypnosis would work.  My eyes are closing....I am getting sleepy.  

  Pleasant dreams, everyone.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 26 06 08:46
Oh.....I hope I didn't miss wishing you sweet dream, Kitten.

  Good night.
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Post by: P.C. on Dec 26 06 08:47
(http://www.hobbylinc.com/gr/trf/trf17080.jpg).
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Post by: Russ on Dec 26 06 08:51
Night kitten.. nice pic PC!

  Too bad you need to get a tire done kitten, did you get it done? Let me know...

  Should get your spare checked even if you dont use it.
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Post by: kitten on Dec 27 06 06:46
That is such a pretty kitten, P.C.  I'm sorry I shut down before I could see it last night.  It would have given me some sweet dreams indeed!

  You're so right, Russ.  I should have checked the spare instead of taking it for granted it was okay.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 08:15
Good Eve.....dug this dusty old thread from page 3.  I'm shamelfully neglectful.

  How goes everything this fine night.  Can I get you a Neo-Citran Kitten ??? (lol)
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 08:19
Good evening to you, P.C.  NeoCitran, Tylenol, 6 boxes of Kleenex, and 24 hours of sleep would be a good start.  And what can I get for you this fine evening?  Much of the same?
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 08:40
LOL....I've opted for the old fashioned medicinal remedies.  Hot rum, lemon and honey......works like a dream.  Not sure if it really works, but one the other hand, it's not hurting at all.  AT ALL let me tell ya.  I think they really knew what they were doing in those days.

I send a little your way.....and a nice box of extra soft tissues. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/o045.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 08:44
If I could stand the taste of rum, it sounds like a good way to take care of a cold.  Brandy doesn't seem to have the same medicinal qualities.  On second thought, maybe it would if I warmed it up.  It's a thought, anyway.  Maybe tomorrow.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 08:47
I was going to make chicken pot-pie tonight, but at the last minute, I changed my mind.  I made some yummy chicken soup and some good old fashioned baking powder biscuits and a salad.  Thought I go the distance with the 'home remedies'.  Chicken soup works every time.......gotta be real though.

Delish.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 08:50
Oh, yummy!  I love chicken soup, but I didn't feel like cooking anything tonight, so I took some home-made chili from the freezer and had that.

  Weirdly enough, Kaycee LOVES chili!  Strange cat.  He goes for the sauce.  Lucky I didn't add too much fire to it the last time.
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 08:54
Greetings ladies. Hope you don't mind me barging in like this. Just sent off the wee one to bed. Got like 15 mins before she wakes and wants a feed.

  How's everyone tonight?

  Talking about pets and food - I gave our little guy this chew cane (Christmas sale) and he prompty threw up on my mother-in-laws new carpet. Wonderful.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 08:57
Awww.  Aren't puppies cute?  Did your mother-in-law kill him?  

  By the way, Lise, you aren't barging in.  The Lounge is open to all, so sit back, put your feet up, and ask for a drink from the bar.  *virtual drink, that is!*
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:03
Puppy. I wished. He's an old dog now. Coming to 8 years come 2010. He's never learnt his lesson. The other day, he managed to pooped on our front door. Not his fault entirely, forgot to let him out.

  I think cats are so much better at times. At least they go into their litter box. Kaycee does that, right?

  Thanks. I like the Ebony Lounge. It's cool. Like a chi on a night.....
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:04
Definitely Lise.  Our lounge is your lounge.  Put your feets up and let the woes of the day melt away.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:06
Poor doggie.  They need so much more attention than cats.

  Kaycee uses his litter box in the winter when the ground is hard, and the outdoors the rest of the time.

  The Ebony Lounge is a lovely place to relax after a hard day, or even after an easy one.  It's so welcoming.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:08
My fella uses the great outdoors.  But when I'm away, I have a litterbox on the upstairs balcony.....he uses it then.  

  I remember my old cat Leonard, liking tomato based things too, Kitten.  Tomato juice, tomato soup, spaghetti, lasagne.........and peas and pea soup.  Quite a contrast to Mr Picky that I have now.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:10
Animals are so odd at times.  I hadn't imagined Kaycee eating anything even a little spicy.  He is sick of turkey, and he won't touch deli meats or fish.
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:11
I thought you're not supposed to give cats human food? (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/13.gif)

  My dog's not picky about anything. Food on the ground, food on the couch, food on Lise Jr.'s hands, food in the trashcan (yes, he's managed to get into that several times)........

  Sometimes I think cats have all the manners in the world while dogs, bless their little hearts, have the manners of a piggie.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:11
Can I fix you a nice virgin Cosmopolitan, Lise?  It's a good 'mom drink'.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:13
Well, they say that a dog will eat until it's sick, while a cat will eat until it's had sufficient.  They are well mannered, aren't they.
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:14
P.C. wrote:
Can I fix you a nice virgin Cosmopolitan, Lise?  It's a good 'mom drink'.

  Bring on,  sista!! *burp!*

  (http:// http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/midi/musik/k014.gif)  
 
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:14
I don't use salt in my cooking, so it's safe in small quantities for a cat.  I remember my dogs would have eaten anything and everything if they had half a chance.  I used to have a German Shepherd and a Saint Bernard when I lived in Surrey years ago.  I also had several cats who got along well with the dogs.  
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:17
Wow. A St. Bernard?? That breed is huge!! My little guy's like the size of that one's head. I remember eons ago walking through a St. Bernard farm and thinking that they resemble minature horses.

  But they're quite protective, aren't they?
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:20
Mine weighed around 200 pounds, and thought he was a lap dog.  He was 35 pounds at 6 weeks of age.  He also thought my Shepherd was his mother, since she was full grown when I got him.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:21
Saint Bernards are lovely beasts.  I used to have an oversized Doby.  He was massive.  37" at the shoulders........he was such a big baby it was almost embarassing......but he protected my kids with pride.  I'd tell him at 10 to 3.....'go get the kids'.......off he'd go, 7 long blocks.  20 minutes later they'd come walking up the hill with their guard at their heels.

    Lise ?  Enjoy

  (http://absolutdrinks.com/content/cache/drinks/source/652.png)    
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:23
*slurping cocktail* Aaaaah................... nice touch, PC. Ari-gato.

    Wow. Those dogs are massive! I can't imagine handling one of them. My little guy weights like 14 lbs or so. Far less than your average cat. In fact I bet kitten and PC's cats can take on my guy anytime.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:25
My brother-in-law used to raise and train Dobys as guard dogs.  He brought in a couple from Germany and bred them to a couple of Dobys that he already had, and made sales in both Canada and the States.  I loved his dogs.  Their big treat was a slice of bread when they did well in training.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:25
A Brandy Kitten ?

  [img alt=oak src="http://www.sover.net/~newfvt/smgauge.jpg" align=left]  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:27
Sure, and thanks.  Does the dog come with it?  He's beautiful.
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Post by: Lise on Jan 03 07 09:27
Ah. Cute. LOL.

  I gotta run. Lise Jr has woken up. Thanks for the chitchat. You guys take care! (http:// http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/a031.gif)  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:29
Good night Lise.....please come again soon.  Snuggles to baby Lise.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:30
Grrrrrr.....it's taking a long time for the reply page to load.    
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Post by: kitten on Jan 03 07 09:31
Good night, Lise.  Enjoyed the chat.

  Sorry, P.C., I'm totally exhausted and need some sleep.  Good night and sweet dreams to you.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 03 07 09:35
Good night Kitten.  Sleep well......hopefully your cold will be better in the morn.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 05 07 08:10
*Kitten ?    OMG.......Lara.......page 100.  I NEEEEEEEED that kitty.*
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 08:13
OHHH Yeah!  Too gorgeous.  What a face!  Check #79 out.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 05 07 08:18
[FONT size=6]MELT..... MELT[/FONT]........Now Harry is a looker.  How can anything BE that cute ?  I'm almost inside out.

Eddie on pg 51 is too much.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 08:22
Eddie is adorable.  And did you see Leroy on #145?  Handsome devil!
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 08:31
Look at Lila's jewelry on #28.  Looking like that she deserves it.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 05 07 08:38
OOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOO......I need Leroy too.  

Doesn't Lila's lil face just say it all.  Thank you so much for giving me all that I deserve.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 08:42
You're going to love Matty and Smudge on p.73  Another must-have.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 05 07 08:51
Yes......I've already been 'Smitten' by Matty and Smudge

Another pic of Lara on 135.  That one is sure a character.

  There was a pic in one of my other books (101 Cataclysms), that I was really hoping would have been duplicated in Smitten.  I'd have to say without a doubt the 2 kitties in the pic are the cutest EVER
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 08:55
Sofurry Loren on P.137 is so sweet, and the setting is gorgeous.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 05 07 09:21
Did you see Buster on P.89?  He's a Red Maine Coon, and he's a real charmer.

  I've got to try for some sleep now.  I hate those early morning hours.  Good night and sleep well.
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 05 07 09:40
OMG......Buster is purdy.

  Good night Kitten.  I think I'm not far behind you.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 14 07 07:45
big bump here

  Good evening everyone

  lol my sister and I are having an 'intervention' via facebook. We can't talk to each other face to face but over the computer we've got no problems. lol
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 06:58
Yipes....there's a lot of cob-webs in here.  I was about to pour myself a pre-dinner libation....can I get anything for anyone else?

  Back to work today.  It's been a while.  I have 10 hours on my last paycheque....uggghhhh

*Gotta get busy, need that new roof this spring*.  I noticed that it is still light out after 5 the last few days.  That's promising....Yes?
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:05
Perhaps a small white wine spritzer.  Did it take long to dust off the Lounge?  10 hours is terrible for a week's pay.  Is there a little favouritism going on?  Here's a toast to things improving quickly.
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 07:06
Im on my second beer from my new batch. Want one miss PC? Its a honey medium lager, and its only 7%.

  Should put a good show on and stoke the fire.. some others will show up Im sure.  
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 07:07
Hello kitten! I must be a little slow..

  Welcome back! how are you feeling?
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:09
I'm feeling better, thanks.  But I'm so glad it's my "weekend" now.  I haven't had a beer in ages, but a nice chilled beer sounds good.
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 07:12
Thats good.. what shall we watch while PC is off running around?
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:19
How about a good comedy?  My favourite is Blazing Saddles.  What's yours?
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 07:24
Actually you know what myself and RSS want to watch? I havent seen it in a while, and she's never seen it.. Faulty Towers. Sound ok to you...

  Although Blazing Saddles sounds good as well. Been along time since I seen that.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:27
Faulty Towers was a very good comedy.  At the time it was on the air I was working an evening shift and didn't often get to see it.  Typical broad English humour, and I did enjoy what I did see of it.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 07:31
Good Evening Kitten, Russ, how's your evening been? Went out back and found more coyote tracks. Not good.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:33
We have coyotes here, so Kaycee is locked in at night.  It doesn't matter how tough a cat is, it's still no match for a coyote out in the open.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 07:37
Yeah we don't let Tigger out at night at all but this happened at 9am.  He got under the house before the animal could get to him the coyote went right up to the house this wasn't far away from the house.  Right in front of the window in my grandma's room. crazy.  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 07:40
Hi....I'm back.  No, it didn't take long to dust off thanks Kitten.  (Of course the REAL lounge is too busy for dust to settle)

  kitten wrote: 10 hours is terrible for a week's pay.

  Ummm....that was for a 2 week period !

  I LOVED Faulty Towers......one of my absolute faves.  As for comedy movies, I would say that Planes, Trains and Automibiles is near the top of my top 5.  I also liked The Bird Cage.    
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 07:43
 P.C. wrote:
As for comedy movies, I would say that Planes, Trains and Automibiles is near the top of my top 5.



I LOVE that movie! Love it when they go through saint louis.  They actually show the town in a sort a positive light and don't make fun of it like National Lampoon's Vacation did.  

 
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 07:44
We dont have coyotes right by us but not too far away.. they dont bother us here. Our worry is the 'coons.

  I didnt realize that Faulty Towers was acually on TV, I thought it was a mini series that was on video only.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:47
I've never seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles, but one movie I thoroughly enjoyed was History of the World,  Part 1.  There were so many funny things in there that I had to go back again to catch them all.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 07:49
I remember seeing that movie on a movie channel here, very interesting, really goofy funny.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 07:53
I'm going to leave, temporarily,  because my guilty pleasure is on at 8.  (Extreme Makeover, Home Edition)  Very addictive.  Be back at 9 to continue the conversation.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 07:54
okay kitten have fun  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 07:56
I assume you've noticed the 'Fautly Towers' sign.  It's different in each episode.  It was on TV for years (reruns obviously, as there were only 12.....which amazes me. It seemed like there were so many more)  
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 08:16
Ive seen only four of them. I heard that as well PC! I never actually noticed and only found out about the sign changing afterwards.    
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 08:19
They're quite amusing, and worth taking note of.  The episodes with scenes between Basil and Manuel are hilarious.

Polly is/was(?) John Cleeses wife in real life.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 08:22
was IMDB says they got divorced in '78 after 10 years  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 09:14
Tissue Miss Kitten ?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 09:14
I need one at the moment.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 09:20
P.C. wrote:
 Tissue Miss Kitten ?[/DIV]
 You mean you heard me sneeze at that distance?(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 09:24
LOL....no.  I was thinking about Extreme Makeover.  I never get out of that one without sopping up a couple tissues.
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 09:28
I let the people who got the new house shed all the tears.  I was too busy eating a chocolate brownie and ice cream.  It tasted so good I couldn't cry.  But it WAS a good show tonight, and they really deserved the house.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 09:32
what had the family gone through?  
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Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 09:34
I let the people who got the new house shed all the tears.  I was too busy eating a chocolate brownie and ice cream.

  OMG....I needed a tissue after that one. (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/TMB/BluebirdNut/Emoticons/Positive/rofl2.gif)  My stomach hurts.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 09:35
kitten wrote:
 I let the people who got the new house shed all the tears.  I was too busy eating a chocolate brownie and ice cream.  It tasted so good I couldn't cry.  But it WAS a good show tonight, and they really deserved the house.[/DIV]
 Wondered if you were back... Im thinking about having a freezie.. I eat those all year round.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 09:38
The woman had grown up in poverty, but she managed to work her way through college and  was a counselor and therapist at an elementary school/community hall.  Her husband went legally blind, and she developed severe arthritis in her hip.  She had an operation but couldn't work for a few months.  They had three kids to support and the house was mouldy and bug-infested and falling apart because they couldn't afford to fix it.  The city was going to evict them and tear the house down if they didn't get it repaired.  
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Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 09:42
Freezies make my teeth ache with the cold.  My brownie was hot, and the ice cream half melted over it.

  P.C., it's impossible to cry with chocolate thrilling your tastebuds.  At least it is for me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 09:57
Oh you had it together! Thats cheating!

  Well, Im having a freezie and beer. so thats ok I guess.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 10:02
Miss P.C. is off to bed pretty quick.  I only got 2 hours sleep last night.  I have this stupid tendon in my ankle that wreaks hovoc on me once every few months.  It's excrutiating.  I yelp louder than when I gave birth.  

  Make sure you blow out the candles when you leave.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:03
Now there's a diet plan!  Way to go, Russ!  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 10:04
ugh diet something I need to do I've lost it lately in the past months.  
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 10:15
Good night miss PC.. Ill make sure I light em all before leaving.. I mean blow them out.

  I wouldnt know about baby delivering pain, so Ill assume you mean its prety painful.

    LOL @ kitten. Well, we had Rons Gourmet Steakhouse earlier for dinner. We were hungry after starting to clean up RSS's garage this afternoon.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:20
That's awful, P.C.!  Hope it clears up soon.  Are you putting heat or ice on it?  Good night, and sleep well tonight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:23
Russ, where is Ron's Steakhouse?  I've promised myself that one of these days I'm going to treat myself to a steak, just because I'm worth it!  lol

  I finally tried the Montreal steak spice you mentioned.  I used it on a pork chop, and it is wonderful.  It's every bit as good as you said it was.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 21 07 10:29
    It's not something that will clear up without surgery.  It's a peroneal tendon thing.  It's a sports related injury.  I was into gymnastics for many years when I was younger, and I think I beat the heck out of my poor ankles.  Yes Russ....it's extremely painful.  I didn't know what struck me the first time it happened.....which was only last summer.  It only lasts a few minutes then goes away leaving a pulled muscle kind of feeling.  It scares the heck out of Mr. P.C. when it happens.  I have an unusually high threshold for pain, but this one gets me.       I'm sure I'll survive.....lol

  OK....that did it......I'm really off to bed this time.....good night again. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:35
I'm glad it clears up quickly.  If it requires an operation, the cure could be worse than the ailment.  Anyway, pleasant dreams.  Why not try to sleep in tomorrow morning?  It might do you a world of good.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 10:37
Good night PC, hope you feel better in the morning.. use a hotwater pack..

  Uh kitten. Im being facetious.. its a reference to McDonalds. Rons gourmet steakhouse...    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:39
Oops!  I knew I was getting tired.  That went way over my head.  Guess I'll hold out for the Keg, then.  Unless you know of a better place that is reasonably priced.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 10:45
I was at a good place recently but Im having a brain fart... Ill get back to you on that kitten.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:47
I'll look forward to it.  Are brain farts caused by the gas in the beer?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 10:52
Alcohol is NEVER to blame for anything.

  Its the cause of and solution to all problems...

  Usually theres good times, drinking, lots of ISSUES about politics or something, drinking, arguements, more drinking, then solve the worlds problems.. and dont remember how you did it the next morning.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 10:57
The only way is to have a tape recorder catching every solution you come up with, but there's just one little flaw with that idea.  The tape recorder always runs out just before you say something that would solve all the world's ills.  Such a shame!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 11:05
Bad news... other things will be captured on there that would be used for blackmail...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jan 21 07 11:08
My turn to sign off for the night.  My eyes refuse to stay open any longer.  Goodnight, all.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/c030.gif" border=0]  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 11:09
Good night kitten I'm off to work    
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Post by: Russ on Jan 21 07 11:11
Goodnight all.. im off to bed as well. lol. Have a good day er night at work SD
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 21 07 11:19
Thanks Russ. Yeah nothing better then throwing papers to millionaires.. (sarcasm)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 24 07 10:14
FC !!!!  Are you out there?  How are you.  Haven't said 'hey' in a long while.

Making any progress in becoming a 'Present Canadian'?????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 24 07 10:23
I am in the process (school) but then again thats not my handle.  Funny how I care more about a country I've only been to for about a day (lower ontario (windsor-london-hamilton-niagra falls)) then I do my own the US.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Feb 03 07 09:39
Im frustrated.. missing a MAJOR bbq tomorrow and had to come home to continue studying after the bday dinner tongiht at mongolie grill type thing.

    Who wants to join me in a drink?
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Post by: P.C. on Feb 03 07 10:02
Oh bummer....I missed sharing a cocktail with you, and now I'm off to bed.  (work tomorrow)  Whose b-day Russ ?  Yours?

  Well have a drink on me....just turn out the lights when you're done.

G'night Russ.
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Post by: Russ on Feb 03 07 10:05
Night PC.. nope my birthdays months ago.

  Dont worry, Ill have another for ya...

  Just jotting through notes now.

  Ok, Ill shut off the lights later..
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 20 07 09:11
Hey Russ....long time no see....buy you  a drink?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 20 07 09:14
Rats.....just missed you.  Catch up with you later.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lise on Feb 20 07 09:25
kitten!!! Waaah! I thought she had come back. *sniff*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 20 07 09:26
I miss her too Lise.  Last we 'spoke', she was fighting pneumonia.  I hope she is OK.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lise on Feb 20 07 09:28
I'm sure she's on the mend but it sure sucks when you're having to fight something like that for so long.

  Come back, cometh back, kitten!! *sheds tear*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 20 07 09:31
I'm giving it one more day, then I may try and make contact through snail mail.  You sure miss her presence around here. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c020.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 20 07 09:32
I'm trying to stay awake long enough to watch Boston Legal.  One of my very few TV shows I watch.
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Post by: Russ on Feb 20 07 10:19
Evening lovely ladies!

  We watched Star Wars episode 3 on the movie channel. Im having berry juice with no alcohol.. My friend and myself tried to drain out a bar last night then  continued on at his place.

    Hows everyone doing? Whats next to watch PC!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 20 07 10:22
I did some frankenstein going to finish that book up tomorrow want everything done by the weekend. well everything has to be done by the weekend lol. me and last minute finishes crazy.

worried about kitten and my friend. He's 'lost' when it comes to life.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Feb 24 07 10:43
Hi Russ and SS.........and tenkani if you're still around.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]

  I'm off to bed, but feel free to pour yourself a libation.  

Blasted work tomorrow......poop.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 24 07 10:54
lol I'm off to work (then I get the next 3 weeks off! yes!) then its another marathon school work-athon.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Feb 24 07 11:52
Hi PC! Sorry to have missed you :(

  Hope you have a quick good day at work.

  We are having a rum n coke... trying to digest too much sushi.

  Night!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 07 01:50
Just thought I'd bump this one back again as there are so many of us still around. Although, having written that, I'm off now. Hope you're feeling back to normal very soon, Russ - in the meantime, just keep up the water.
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Post by: Russ on Mar 15 07 01:51
Ok Gopher.. thanks!

  Ill have an orange juice (attempt)

  Take care and have a good morning.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Mar 15 07 01:52
And good morning/night to you again too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 07:40
anybody flat out bored tonight? I am, and its the start of my days off for a couple days as well lol.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 07:44
OMG....the lounge is open.  *runs around dusting off bar chairs and polishing glassware.

  I'm not bored.....but I'm going to force myself to go to bed early tonight.  I find getting through a day at work harder and harder. (gotta get outta there)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 07:47
how's the job prospects going btw?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 07:54
Wow.  Nice lounge, P.C.  We'll make ourselves at home.  Just go nighty night whenever you want, and we'll let ourselves out!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 07:54
Not so great SD.  There's not a lot available within the distance I'm prepared to travel.  Jobs are pretty scarce around here.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 07:55
hmm hope they don't pull the 'you're over qualified card' like they did to my friends dad.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 07:55
Why thank You Lil Me.  DO make yourself at home.  People are pretty good at closing up for me....lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 07:57
Ohhh, lol.   No SD....I can't say I'm over qualified for anything.  I'm basically a Jack of all trades, master of none......er, maybe a Jill of all trades.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 07:58
 I'm going to sleep with the window open tonight, get some air circulating in my room lol. Should feel nice, its going to get around 5 C tonight.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 07:59
Well, I'm sure you'll find something, that's of course better then what you had before. :)


 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:04
The thing is SD, I LIKE the job I'm doing now....and I'm good at it.  There's just too much crap going on that is making things VERY difficult.  It's all internal.  New management who has hired all his biggotted little buddies, who have made it clear that women don't belong there.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:05
god I hate those types of people. Old boys club. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/8.gif)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:10
THAT'S IT !!!!  That's exactly what's going on.  Strange part is, these are all young guys.  How did they get this attitude in 2007 ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:12
Are they my age?
They're probably were brought up this way.  There's a lot of reasons.  Its academic here, but that's mainly do to country folk moving into the suburbs and hating on the immigrants and women because they're 'there'.

I still know some people who think women should just stay at home and have babies.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:16
Who's hungry?

*passes Frit-O-lay munchie mix*
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:16
One is 18, (HIGHLY educated, one is 22 and the other is 30)  There's another one coming too that I haven't met yet.  I will keep an open mind, but I'm not holding my breath that he will be any different.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:17
Don't mind if I do, thank you Lil Me.  Would you like a beer ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:18
don't hold your breath, P.C.  It makes you tense and gives you a rather unattractive blue-ish hue.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:19
hmm is there anyone else there? If not then you need to get out asap.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:23
  Blue people are OK. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/d055.gif" border=0]

  Well I think I will toodle off to bed.  Maybe I'll get[FONT size=4] FOUR[/FONT] pages read tonight.

Have a lovely evening.  Could someone make sure all the candles are out?      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:24
yup.  no prob.  Sweet dreams sweet P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:25
g'night ms. pc.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:30
Oh look.....I'm still here.  I'm still working on a tired.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:31
lol I'm hungry.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:32
SD- you can't keep raiding Ms P.C.'s fridge like this.  Next time, stop at 7-11 on the way over, k?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:36
okay, m'am! :)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:37
just trying to be polite- so as not to abuse the fine hospitality
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:39
[FONT size=5]OMG[/FONT].....you've been ma'amed. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a093.gif" border=0]    I'm so sorry Lil Me.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:41
 lol it wasn't in a mean way, more cheeky way.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:46
OK....this time I'm really tired.  Well not really, but my humongous cat has parked his ginormous behind in front of my monitor and he thinks I like it.

  Lil Me ?  You're in charge as I can tell you have the rules of etiquette down pat.  Behave yourself SD or I'll remind Lil Me yer a minor.  Well.....I guess you're not if you're HERE.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:46
and I understood it as such.

  I don't generally like to be "Ma'am'd", but I wouldn't mind Capt Harmon Rabb Jr. (on JAG) giving me a "Yes Ma'am" followed by a crisp salute.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:50
my bad.
what about madame?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 19 07 08:52
ma'am is fine if you're being cheeky
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 08:55
yeah I would have said that and did a salute or something as a joke.

Never knew m'am was a put down.
Since everyone here of higher authority says m'am and sir.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 07 08:58
I was just teasing you SD.    [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]   I WAS however mortified the first time I was Ma'amed.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 07 09:00
lol I feel stupid. lol
me being slow again.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 20 07 12:18
Hallo! I found the Candles left on.. Ill just have a Captain Morgan a Coke to join the one Im having here...

  Lil Me.. You can have Raab... Ill take his partner for a spin <devil laugh>

  The area that I work in is still run in an old boys club manner PC. Attitudes like that are alive and kicking. And budding in a big way I guess. I helped a number of friends from college get jobs where I am.

  Ok, Im off to bed here.. take care all.

<blows out candles>    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 07 08:11
I've just turned on the OPEN sign and poured a wee Goldschlauger.      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 07 08:27
thanks, P.C.  this is a lovely lounge.  would be nice if Russmesiter has emptied the ash tray last night, lol.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 08:28
 Ah the Ebony Lounge is up and running.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 07 08:31
It's hard to get good help these days, Lil Me.   It IS actually a tad untidy in here tonight (the REAL Ebony Lounge).  Another pissy day at work........I'm useless when I get home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 08:33
I bet your view of untidy is super clean to me.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 07 08:37
There's a few things out of place.  I was working on a project yesterday and I just left it out because I wasn't finished.....it's still out and I didn't work on it when I came home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 07 08:38
I think the host is always more conscious of the tidyness factor than the guests are.  The room looks lovely to my eyes.  Shall I make some popcorn tonight?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 08:46
lol just a few things. If you saw my room you'd faint. Its a disaster.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 07 08:46
I'd love some popcorn. (even though I must get my behind to bed).....but I'm sure Russ will be in soon.....lol  and he LOVES popcorn.

  Self serve is kicking in.......I can't seem to keep my eyes open.

    *sorry again Lil Me [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/a010.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 07 08:48
g'night P.C.  Rest your sleepy head and we'll lock up again.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 09:08
yup I'm still here, got to get the first part of the essay done since the easy part for me is thinking of what to write. (as if you already didn't know that judging by my long posts)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 07 09:13
I'm off to bed soon, too.  But now I'm happily esconced in the lounge and finishing my vodka/tonic and bottle of water.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 09:16
I might have a glass of red wine.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 20 07 09:17
s'ok. I won't tell.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 20 07 10:43
Hello everyone.. I see I missed everyone... *sniff. Im a batchelor again for a while. She was a little nervous about her trip, spent most of the day packing and then we fell asleep on the couch at her place, lol. Lucky her dad woke us up. Then headed out to the YVR, and wow, 2.75 every half hour for parking.

  **she is just on the plane, called me to say 'bye.

  Im having a STIFF rum n coke and wondering what Im going to do for the next few weeks until I fly myself, lol.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 07 11:31
Where did she go?

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 20 07 11:40
Bermuda
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 07 09:01
Sweet!

 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 21 07 09:08
This is work related Russ ???  How nice !  

  Rum 'n coke ????

    (http://www.leeleescreations.shoppingcartsplus.com/i/Cecily/tn_rumcokecs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 07 09:19
no alcohol tonight, I'm working.  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 21 07 09:28
Bugga !

  It's my Friday and it's been a NASTY couple of days.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 07 09:38
My days are looking up.


 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 21 07 09:38
*sits down*

Evening everyone.  I'm on water for a bit.  Back to the real drinks in a few.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 07 09:41
you going skiing again tomorrow lil me?  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 21 07 09:46
Yup.

  You got a voodoo doll, P.C.?  You sound like you could use one.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 21 07 09:50
congrats on the 1,oooth by the way :)

cool is this your skiing week or something? Sounds like a ton of fun.
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 08:19
OK....I know we're almost ready for bed....but I just thought I'd resurrect this from page eleven.

  ....just in time to say good night SD and Kitten.  ZZZzzzzzzzz........
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:23
darn I'm not sleepy.

I had ice cream.
 
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Post by: kitten on May 02 07 08:28
I'm off to bed too.  Good night, P.C. and SD.  I was briefly absent due to a call from my employer, but I hadn't left the board yet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 02 07 08:30
Good night Kitten!
I'm off to drop off this game at blockbuster.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 02 07 09:38
Well, I tried.  I'm tired, but I'm not sleepy.  I hate it when that always happens.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 13 07 09:04
Anybody do anything exciting for Mothers Day?  

  We went out and bought another ton of basket stuffers for the planters and hanging baskets.  Mr Sawdust also decided to buy a new bar-b.  (now we have 3....oy.  Well I must explain that the only reason we had 2 was that our new one never had a rotisserie, which we use a lot.  So we kept the old one.)  Now the NEW new one has both.  So the other 2 can now go in the next garage sale.

  Then he cooked a fabulous dinner for me and some guests tonight on the bar-b.
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Post by: P.C. on May 13 07 09:06
Oh yea.  And I posted from the Ebony Lounge, because I decided to pour myself another glass of wine. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 13 07 09:07
 cool!
I didn't do anything exciting today :(((
I slept most of the day, work was long last night
   
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Post by: P.C. on May 13 07 09:17
Well, I've got a tree faller showing up early tomorrow morning, so I'd best get my behind to bed.

  Night SD....and greycat if you're still about.[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 13 07 09:20
good night P.C.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 15 07 08:24
  I must get to bed now.  I've been on the go since 6 AM.  I did my laundry, and then cleaned all my cupboards.  Then WalMart and putting the thing together and dashing off to the hardware for a chain and loop thingy (scientific term) to attach to the wall so the BBQ wouldn't take a walk in the middle of the night.Working and eating outside makes one very sleepy.  *YAWN!*

  So good night to you.  

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 15 07 08:30
Goodnight Miss Kitten.  Sleep comfy. I'm not too far behind you.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 15 07 08:30
same here, I'm going to take a nap.  
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Post by: P.C. on May 15 07 08:33
The flower containers and baskets don't look gorgeous yet.  They always look a little goofy for a few weeks, until the tall stuff gets tall, and the trailing stuff trails.....lol  

I got about a dozen done so far.  The yard isn't too kind to annuals....too 'rooty' from all the trees.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 15 07 08:39
how did the tree removal go?  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 08:56
*knocks on door, wonders if the lounge is open*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 16 07 09:26
LOL....we are open for a short time only.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a035.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 09:33
lol I was getting cold outside.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 09:35
So how was your day?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 16 07 09:45
Great day SD.  Just got home from bocce and dinner at the neighbours.  Great night.

  You ???
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 09:50
cool!
I went to the post office, I've got to go to the courthouse tomorrow and get a birth certificate, my orginal is m.i.a.
Hope to send off the tutition money off tomorrow.
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 16 07 09:52
Sounds like things are taking shape SD !!!!  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 09:53
I hope so!
passport is going to be expensive though, 200 bucks. There goes my new cell phone money.
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 16 07 09:58
Bummer.  Nothing's cheap huh?

  Anyways.....I'm off to the land of nod.  Feel free to linger.....just turn out the lights when yer done.

Goodnight SD.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/2.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 16 07 10:01
okie, I'll turn off the lights.
Yup nothing is cheap anymore. :((

well its time for me to get ready for work.

good night
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 07 08:29
hello

 
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Post by: P.C. on May 23 07 08:33
Hi SD..........a little dusty in here......cough......cough.
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 07 08:34
ach! cob webs in my hair!  
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Post by: P.C. on May 23 07 08:40
It's almost time to post some pics of our recent projects.  All we have to do now is figure out where the heck our camera went.  It's not uncommon for us to 'lose track' or 'misplace' our camera.  But we have turned this place upside down.......no camera.

  Hmmmmm

  Anyways......I'm next.  Gotta sleep SD.....verrrrrry tired.
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 07 08:42
cool!
good night, I'm going to relax my legs before work.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 23 07 08:46
Night SD ! [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/e010.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 23 07 08:53
night!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 24 07 08:23
Just stopped by to say good night to everybody.  Off to bed now.  See you tomorrow.

Have a good evening and sweet dreams to all.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 24 07 08:25
good night kitten
Have a great day tomorrow
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 24 07 08:26
Goodnight Miss Kitten....I'm not too far behind you.

  Good guessing in the Impossible Questions.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 24 07 08:27
Didn't the sun just go down up there?  
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Post by: P.C. on May 24 07 08:30
Yup....but I get tired in relationship to how hard I worked today or how hard I may have to work tomorrow.....not by the sun.....lol
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 24 07 08:47
I'm going to be so confused with the 9:30 the sun goes down in the summer. I'm used to 8pm. That's when it goes down in the summer. lol
So when does it get completely dark?
 
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Post by: Sawdust on May 24 07 09:28
Right now 10 ish.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on May 24 07 10:43
  Night comes again to the lounge. Mrs Sawdust has gone for a well earned sleep. and Mr Wiser is nursing me and my weary bones from my 'week off' . The joys of living in a forest can be tempered by all the 'forest flotsam' you get, 10 pickup loads to get the crap out of here, but then it's beautiful for the next year. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/13.gif)  A couple of days work for 12 months is a fair trade.

New planters built

New stairs excavated and built

Drain field partialy excavated and repaired

Repainting on the house has commenced!

Extreme workout on the new BBQ, The infrared rotisserie rocks!

More projects and only 3 days left.

Damn, where did that Sambuca come from?[/DIV][/DIV]
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 11:47
wow you guys take being busy to a whole new level. :)  
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 11:55
.....and I slept like caca to boot.  So today I'm working in slow-mo.

  More painting.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/k038.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Lil Me on May 25 07 11:56
 Sportsdude wrote:
wow you guys take being busy to a whole new level. :)  
 --
 
 They sound too busy to get busy.
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 11:58
Sleep is starting to sound like a sensuous word.
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 12:09
lol lil me.
So when are the new pics coming P.C.?
 
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 04:36
I checked in twice today and found nobody here, so I got busy with my own project...cleaning out my storage locker.  I think everything I've put in there for the last 10+ years has had babies, because I was astonished at what was there, and how much was there.  I think I must have been stronger then, because I don't have a clue how I got it downstairs, and it's going to be a whole lot worse bringing it back up!  Anyway, time to relax and have a bite to eat.  See  you later.
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 05:19
see yeah later kitten!
Storage locker clean out always an adventure.
 
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 05:20
Adventure,SD??  I think of it more as Nightmare On Elm Street!
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 05:22
hahaha you should see my room. lol
What a start to the holiday weekend for me, I'm watching women's college softball on espn instead of being down on the farm because I have to work. :(((((((
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 05:34
Good evening......and a beauty evening it is.

  Storage locker clean out ?  OMG.  Is there a garage sale in your future Miss Kitten?....rofl

  Just finished cleaning out my brushes.....had a quick tubby and I'm having some relaxo right now. (and it's blissfull)
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 05:36
I forgot to add.....Kitten, this is the funniest ever......I lolllllled

  You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again.

 

 [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 05:39
Good to hear you know how to relax.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/13.gif)   Did Mr. Sawdust cook your chicken to perfection for you?

  There will be no yard sale for me, thanks.  Anything reasonably good is going to charity, and the rest goes to the dump.  I've hung on to so many things for sentimental reasons, but they are only inanimate objects, so no reason to keep them if I'm not going to use them.  I just wish it wasn't all downstairs.  I hate trying to go up the stairs when I can't see where I'm stepping.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 05:39
 what's your secret P.C. where do you get all this energy. lol  
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 05:59
All I can say Kitten, is

  [FONT size=6]BE CAREFUL !!!!!!![/FONT]

[FONT size=6][/FONT]

As you know, I'm a hanger on'er too.  Charity is a good way to go.  For the most part, I just want someone to USE it. (for the most part.....but with a new roof pending, I'll take a few bucks if I can get it...lol)

      No energy SD.....I'm just about out.  I got about a total of an hours sleep last night.  I think I may have too many things on the go at once.  I now have the first story on 3 sides finished.  Everything else will be ladder or scaffolding work.  

  I'm not big on the height thing.....[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a093.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 06:09
well the heights aren't a problem for me. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/13.gif)  
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 06:09
YOU be careful, P.C.  I agree with you about heights.  Is there a way you could attach a harness so you won't fall while painting?  Are you using a scaffold?  The very thought scares me.

  As much as I'd like to, I won't try to do everything in one day.  I just don't have the strength for it.  So I'll just do what I can each day and not worry about finishing it right away.  It sat there this long, so it can wait a while longer.  
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 06:21
Well git yer behind over here and paint that 3rd story SD.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 06:24
would gladly help kinda stuck though for the time being.  
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 06:25
Try to get LOTS of sleep before you go up the ladder tomorrow.  Maybe Mr. Sawdust  could give you a nice massage to lull you to sleep.  
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 06:27
P.C. wrote:
 I forgot to add.....Kitten, this is the funniest ever......I lolllllled

  You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again.

 

 [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif" border=0]
[/DIV]
 I don't know  how I missed this before, but glad you liked it.  Broke me up too!
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 06:30
Cool that you have a third story P.C.
I've got no problems with height lol, remember those farm pics i took a few months ago, that was on top of a  100 metre grain tower.
 
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 06:46
Sorry I disappeared for a bit.  We poured a cocktail and went on a little garden tour to bask in our accomplishments....lol

  We don't technically have a 3rd storey SD....but being an A frame, the peak goes up a wee bit past 3 stories.  It's difficult, because the only place to rest a ladder is the front part of the slope....not too stable.    
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 06:48
Now I'm getting even more nervous.  You better have another cocktail to calm me down.
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 06:51
Consider it done Miss Kitten.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]

  There......am I feeling better yet?
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 06:56
I don't know, but I am!  Have a few more and you won't even notice the ladder tomorrow.
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 06:59
I'm thinking it might be an idea to keep a clear head.

Hubby puts up the Christmas lights....(which stay there all year now), he's done it twice, and he said he's never going up there again.....lol   It IS wicked...I don't blame him.
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:06
Oh BTW, Kitten.  I watched that dance that you wrote about.  It was amazing.  It was like art !!!!
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Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:06
What you really need is a very long-handled paint brush that will reach the top without your feet ever leaving the ground.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 07:10
so what's going on for the evening?  
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:10
rofl....NOW yer talking Kitten.

  The cedar siding is very rough hewn wood, so it requires some serious 'mushing in' with the brush.....I don't think a 30 foot handle is going to cut it.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:12
So put the handle on the "mush brush" and go to it.  Do you think a 30' handle would do it?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:13
OMG....I'm still laughing.

  Not AT you of course......just the visual.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 07:13
 I've got this 30ft painting brush. They're about the size of a pole vault.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:14
See?  Now that's more like it!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:17
Does it attach to a roller?  or a paint brush.  I'm thinking you would have next to NO control over a brush, with even a 10 foot handle.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:20
One question, P.C.  Why not a spray gun instead of a brush?  Not enough force to drive it into the wood?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:27
That's probably not a bad option Kitten.  But the masking involved is horrendous......and I hate masking....lol

  The wood is really sucking up the paint.....not to mention, it all has had to have a good rub with a stiff brush to remove cobwebs and 'forest debris'.  It's really LONG overdue for this TLC, and I really don't mind doing it.  (since Mr. Sawdust built his new shop, I painted it all nice and purdy)....and it made the sad state of the house  really stand out and slap me in the face, that it wanted some nice paint too.
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Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:28
....oh yeah.....and there's trim too.  So a spray probably wouldn't work too well with that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:29
You mean you don't like a monochrome house?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:33
P.C. wrote:
 Oh BTW, Kitten.  I watched that dance that you wrote about.  It was amazing.  It was like art !!!![/DIV]
 It was amazing, wasn't it.  Glad you had a chance to see it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:34
It occurs to me that the paint store will be blessing you forever for shopping there.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 07:36
When we lived in S'toon, we had our house painted by College Pro painters. 4 student painters took two weeks.

The neighbour hired some guy that worked alone. He used a sprayer. It took him one week and did a nicer job. No drips.

You mask the glass, spray like mad. Remove the masking and cut in the trim with a different colour.

Fast and easy.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:40
So the bottom line is, you still have to go up there on a ladder or scaffold to mask and trim.....no?

  Well I'm doing this by myself, and I should be done in about a week.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:41
Damn, you're good!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:42
Either that, or I'm underestimating how long it's going to take......lol (like I do with everything else)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 07:44
"Honey, you missed a spot."

  (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/08/50/22245008.jpg)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:44
Nah, you're good.  I wouldn't even get up there.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:45
LOL. Schadenfreud!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:47
lol Schade.  

  I have to confess.....hubby has done a heap-o-stuff this week too......so much for his week off for some R & R.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 07:48
It attaches to a roller.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:48
Doing something different can be relaxing for the mind, if not the body.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 07:57
That's what I thought SD.  It wouldn't work for this application at all....but thanks for the thought.

  It is indeed Kitten.  He's not much of a yard guy, but he was all over the HUGE piles of winter crap I'd raked up (plus all the debris from having a huge tree cut down), and removed them all for me.  He took 10 truckloads out out here.  I usually dump it up on the back of the property, but I was dreading the lug up there with about 100 wheelbarrow loads.  I was so grateful.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 07:59
I gather there was a lot of damage to your "forest".  Were there many trees downed in the storms?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 08:01
best not to disturb the ewoks.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 08:02
Amazingly enough, we didn't lose a one....but a lot of huge snags and just general forest mess.  We had this one cut down, as it was unhealthy and a danger to the house.  Hemlocks come down like a lightning bolt, and it had a natural lean toward the house.....the master bedroom to be exact.  Yipes.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 08:02
(http://www.bigmattress.com/weblog/images/albania.jpg)

  There's a good wifey.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 08:04
(http://static.flickr.com/52/186059960_46c7b93073.jpg)

  Bring the beer. We're going home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 08:05
how tall are the trees? How wide is the trunk?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 08:05
Horrible to think of a tree coming right at your bedroom.  It happened to me in 1964 during Hurricane Frieda.  A tall tree came down between my place and the neighbour's.  It just scraped my window, but it knocked their window right through and tore some of the ceiling with the branches.  Scary.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 08:07
Sportsdude wrote:
how tall are the trees? How wide is the trunk?
 

 When you say trunk, do you mean badonkadonk?

   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 08:09
Imagine the lumber you could load in that trunk...

  (http://www.parallaxview.nu/serenacatsuit.jpg)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 08:11
lol
no I'm talking about trees that you can't put your arms around because they're so big.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 08:12
OMG, Kitten....that must have been terrifying !!!!    Did you have trouble sleeping there after that?

  We've only lost about 3 trees 'naturally' since we've been here.  Not bad.

    SD....the tree we had removed was large.....but not as big as most here.  It was about 90 feet tall.  I had him cut it off to leave the stump at table height.....(I will put a table top on it for a planters table)....and the root rot was up about 10 to 12 feet.  It was an accident waiting to happen.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 08:14
Holy Moly.....I just had a severe nod.  I think it's bed time for me.

  Have a lovely evening everyone.  (don't forget to turn out the lights, and snuff the candles please.)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Schadenfreude on May 25 07 08:15
Sportsdude wrote:
lol
no I'm talking about trees that you can't put your arms around because they're so big.

 
 That could still mean what I'm talking about.

Let's see you get your arms around that.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 08:15
No, not really.  That was the only one near the house so it wasn't likely to happen again.  But we were without power for three days, so the fan wouldn't work on the wood stove.  No hot food for almost four days, and worst of all, no coffee!  It was quite cold too.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 25 07 08:17
I'm off to bed now as well.    Sleep deeply and wake fully rested.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 25 07 08:19
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0].....g'night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 25 07 08:28
good night to both of you as well!
I'm off to read a book on urban planning. yea!

(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a025.gif)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 01:29
Hi Kitten.....just came in for a break.  Scarfed a piece of banana bread for energy.  The second floor is slow going.  There is a board running down the center of each piece of siding....to make it look like shiplap I guess....but it just means more corners to me.  Grrrrr

  Are you working today?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 26 07 01:33
I don't envy you that job one little bit.  That's picky work.  I worked today and am finished.  One more day and it's "weekend".  Then I can get busy on my storage room.  It's too grey out and I don't feel inspired to do it now.

  You need more energy than a slice of banana bread!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 01:33
 Did you know siding increases the value of the house?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 01:38
Why would that be?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 26 07 01:39
Maybe because there's more work to maintain it, so the price goes up.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 01:40
You certainly do need to be in the right frame of mind to tackle those types of jobs Kitten.....at least I know I do.  

  Well, I'd best get back at it. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/k038.gif" border=0]

  See ya later.  
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Post by: kitten on May 26 07 01:41
Bye for now, P.C.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 01:43
That's a thought Kitten.  Yet on the other hand, the prospect of future maintenance might discourage the potential buyer....thus making the price go down....LOL

   

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 02:02
I have no idea but for some reason it raises the value of the house.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 05:17
woot room almost clean!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 26 07 05:44
Wish I could say as much.  It is astonishing how much stuff can accumulate over time.  But I'm getting some done every day, and on Monday I plan to devote the whole day to throwing things.  No more second guessing...if it isn't being used, out it goes.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 05:57
Yeah today is cleaning the room, tomorrow is washing all the clothes. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: GORDY GAMBINO a1 on May 26 07 09:11
^HA HA  I HAVE PEOPLE TO DO ALL THOSE CRAPPY JOBS FOR ME.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 09:58
Hey P.C.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 10:00
Hey SD.  Painted up til 6:15, then cleaned up for dinner company.....lol

  Going good....you?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 10:03
wow
me
Well I'm a mix of bored/lonely. Everybody is down on the farm and I'm up here sorta isolated, not fun. My friend worked most of the day. So I  just cleaned my room.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 10:07
 Life's like that SD....always making choices.  A clean room has its own rewards......lol.  don'tcha just feel better in yer clean room???

  I can't believe how tired I am.....and yet I don't believe that is going to stop me from pouring myself a wee night-cap.
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Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 10:13
Yeah the rooms clean but of course all the stuff that was in the room is in the hallway i.e. clothes. So I've got to wash everything tomorrow. ugh.

just going the entire day without talking isn't really what I'd call 'fun'. lol. ehh.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 10:19
Do what I did......I sold 90% of my clothes at a garage sale.....HAHHAHAAAA  It's a snap picking out what I'm going to wear every morning.  I'm not kidding.....I kept about 3 sets of 'work clothes' and a couple 'going out of the house' clothes......and a couple 'for good' clothes.  Simplicity at its best.

  It's cut my weekly laundry down to a severe minimum to boot.  So far, I love it.  It's amazing how much I had, that I really didn't need.

  Bottom line is, I feel better when I go to bed at night, minus the clutter. (not ALL clutter of course....lol)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 26 07 10:21
Yipes....as soon as I posted that, I realized I NEED to go to bed.  G'night SD.  Sleep well in yer tidy room.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 10:25
 I don't really have 'good' clothes. All the t-shirts I wear are between 2 to 4 years old which was like a foot ago height wise. lol
Heck I just got new shoes the last ones I had were 4 years old. they didn't have any soles left.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 26 07 10:27
lol well its off to work for me. And I'll probably sleep in the cool basement in the morning with the tv on so I don't over sleep the Indy 500 tomorrow.
Doesn't Mr. Sawdust like autoracing? I seem to remember he does. I wonder if Danica will actually win for the first time tomorrow.

g'night
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 07 11:04
Took a bit of a break from painting the siding.  So I'm doing some trim......nice smoooooth surface....lol

  His highness almost bagged a partridge this morning.  Now there's a pair of them sitting in the tree squawking their heads off.

  I seem to be irritable today.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a090.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 11:07
It's all the painting in high places that's getting to you.  Stress levels go WAY up!  Enjoy your break and relax for a while.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 07 11:11
And what are you up to this fine day?  Not the storage locker !!!!

  The high up part is not appealing at all.  I find the knee knocking is gittin to me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 11:16
Just another work day, P.C.  But this afternoon back to the storage locker or the bedroom closet.  That needs attention too.  

  Maybe take a small drink to relax your muscles before climbing.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 27 07 11:21
lol.....alcholol and high places probably aren't a good mix.

  Perhaps some garden puttering is in order.

  It's amazing how good it feels when your closests are clean.  Of course, I'm amused easily, so this may not be true for everyone.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 11:22
True.  A clean closet is a joy to behold, but getting there is NOT half the fun.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 06:15
well my washing my clothes is almost done! woot! and with my room clean, my mother is going to shocked. :)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 06:17
Great!  How long do you think  you can keep it that way?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 06:31
a week lol
no I'm going to work on the room, not let it go to neglect.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 06:32
Sounds good, SD.  When you get to college you'll need to keep your place tidy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 06:39
yup I know, got to keep the dorm room clean.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 06:40
It makes it easier to find what you need in a hurry.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 06:41
oh yes difenately.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:09
Good evening, P.C.  Is the painting going well?  You must be so tired of painting every day from morning to night.  I'm sure you will love the look of it when it's done.  Right now it's a little harder to appreciate it when you're part-way through.   Put your feet up and relax, you have certainly earned it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:13
yes relax P.C.

is she on?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:14
She was, but she's gone again.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:15
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif)
oh well.

how's your evening going kitten?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:19
Very quietly, Sportsdude.  I twisted my back today so that got me out of further hauling from the storage room.  I'm just taking it easy now.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:31
you need somebody to help you so you don't hurt yourself. :)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:33
That's the problem, nobody around to help.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:37
bummer.
Can't help you there lol.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:38
Darn!  Thought for a minute I heard you volunteering.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:43
love to help I'm sort of stuck here at the moment. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:46
I'm sort of stuck here too.  Unless it heals up in a hurry I've wasted my two days off by sitting around instead of cleaning out the storage room.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:48
It's so quiet tonight you can almost hear an echo in the Ebony Lounge.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 08:56
there isn't anyone that can help you?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 08:59
Nope, I'm stuck with it.  People don't volunteer to do things like that around here.  For the really heavy stuff I might have to hire someone to help me take it out, but that doesn't come cheap.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 09:06
hmm really? nobody helps each other out? I've helped so many people out growing up its sorta the most natural thing to do. Like when it snowed I always shoveled my elderly neighbours drive ways, helped them move things etc.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 27 07 09:09
So did I when I was young.  But nobody seems to want to get involved around here.  Must be the neighbourhood.

  I'm starting to get sleepy now, so I think I should go to bed soon.  Goodnight, SD, and have a good evening.  I guess you are working tonight?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 27 07 09:14
yup I'm working tonight but its a holiday so I only have type of paper to throw (new york times) so I'll be in bed by 2:30! which rocks!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 28 07 09:02
Hey Miss Kitten.....are ya alseep at the keyboard?

  Just thought I'd pop in here to say goodnight.  My eyes are fighting to stay open.  I got about 2 posts left in me......lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 28 07 09:05
I'm getting sleepy, so won't be around much longer.  I took time out to set up coffee for the morning.  Love that timer on the coffee pot.  I wake up to the aroma of fresh coffee.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 28 07 09:08
Same here ladies, I need a nap before work. bloody work.
Found the 8 million dollar home on my paper route finally. He's got to 2 guest houses on his property. Owns a local pizza chain here.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 28 07 09:09
Nice touch.  We had one that ground the beans and brewed on timer.  It was great in theory, but it was a pain in the butt.  There were about 6 parts that needed to be cleaned every day.  This is not for me.  I like the 'swish the pot'....'dump the grounds....swish and reload' kind.[A href="http://smiley.smileycentral.com/download/index.jhtml?partner=ZSzeb097_ZNxmk788KZCA&utm_id=7925" target=_blank][/A]  
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Post by: kitten on May 28 07 09:18
That's overkill.  Too much trouble for a pot of coffee.  But I like setting it up at night while my eyes are still open.  Mornings are a challenge until my first cup.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 28 07 09:19
I haven't had a real 'morning' for 4 years. What's it like? I forgot.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 28 07 09:21
Mornings are for people who have gone to bed at night at a reasonable hour.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 28 07 09:23
Well what's that? I'm part of the night watchmen group. We work while the rest of the world sleeps. Its a thankless job but somebody's got to do it. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on May 28 07 09:26
I used to work night shift so I know what it's like.  But sleeping in the day was not so easy since there was a lot more noise.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 28 07 09:30
yeah I know, it stinks. I'm counting the days before I can be like a normal person. But I've learned a lot about life on the night shifts. Life is a lot more gritty at night, you really see the people that struggle in life at night (at least where I work lots of poor folks with their kids sleeping in the back of the car). Then you go and throw papers to millionaires. Something's just not right.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 06:25
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c009.gif" border=0]

  Haven't had too much computer time.  I've been doing the 'post and run' today.

  I'm on a mission.  I've got a couple places that are going to sell some stuff that I'm sewing......sew I've been fiendishly sewing like a fool the last couple days.

  How is everybody's evening going?  Can I get anybody anything?????
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 06:28
Diet Pepsi please.
I've got so many ideas going through my head right now about building towns and cities. Been reading my book for a couple hours now.
 
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Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 06:31
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=63 alt=Hey src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_29_100.gif" width=52 border=0][/A] Hi, P.C.!!  Glad to see you.  You are one busy lady!  But since you're up, I'd like a creme de cocoa over ice, if you would be so kind.

  I've alternated between doing things and sitting at the computer.

  What have you been working on?  Drapes?





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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 06:47
One diet Pepsi.....and one Creme de cacao over ice was it?  

  Yup.....been busying myself with indoor stuff the last couple days.  My neighbour and I have started a project, that could work out.....who knows.  But SEARS si going to buy this product that we're making....omg.  (I'll fill you in later)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 06:47
oh yea.....NO DRAPES.  I've so had it with draperies.  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 06:48
 oh another P.C. adventure project!
Say weren't you going to take some pics?
   
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Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 06:51
Oh, marvellous!!  How exciting for you and your neighbour!  This could turn into a new career for you.  *after you finish painting the house.  LOL*

  Thank you for the lovely libation. *sip*  Just the way I like it.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 06:53
*Gasp!*   Not DRAPES???
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 06:58
sweet found graphing paper!
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/7.gif)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 05 07 07:24
Congratulations, SD!

  I'm going to clear out now and get ready for bed.  Getting up at 5:30 AM is the worst!

Good night, everybody.  Sweet dreams!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 07:27
oh noes 5:30 stinks.
good night kitten.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 07:30
Rats......off answering messages again.

  Nightcap Miss Kitten?  I have killed the light on my sewing machine....and have just poured myself a sleepy time libation.

Sweet ol Southern Comfort is just what the seamstress ordered.

  Pics soon SD.  I DID manage to get a pic of our ginormous cedar that would knock your socks off.        
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 07:31
Poop.....missed you.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c020.gif" border=0]

  Sweet dreams miss Kitten.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 07:32
Oh boy! you know me and tall trees! crazy cool!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 07:41
This is way beyond tall.  It would probably take 4 or 5  people with extended arms to encircle it.  I'll see if I can post it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 07:41
no way!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 07:45
Way
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 07:47
how old are these trees?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 08:01
Oy....I'm experiencing technical difficulties.  I'll give it a try tomorrow.  Must sleep.  Up at 5 this morn, and have plain run out of steam.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 08:04
oke, good night! *waves*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 05 07 08:05
This one is probably 400, 450 years old......maybe older.  The tree guy that was out recently said he figured mybe 500......but I'm leaning towards my less educated guesstimation of 400-ish.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 05 07 08:09
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/4.gif)

wow
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 07:59
I guess everyone has plans for tonight.  *echo, echo*
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Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 08:03
[FONT size=5]I'm here[/FONT]....[FONT size=4]here[/FONT]....here

  Friday night......date night.  I'm a wee bit sad that I've grown out of this.....lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 08 07 08:05
I'm intermittantly here.  In body, but not completely in mind because *yawn* it's getting late!    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 08:08
Tis Lil Me.   You'ld think we were all 90.  Or that we went to TKD and lacross games and workouts and...............................

  I think you have probably earned your tired.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 08:11
The bed is calling my name.  I should try to pay attention to it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 08:14
Sleep well Miss Kitten....don't fight it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 08 07 08:16
You're right.  Off to dreamland it is.  Good night, P.C. and Lil Me.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 08 07 08:18
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0].
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 08 07 08:33
Goodnight, kitten.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 08 07 08:40
What's everyone's libation tonight?  I'm on water.  I had a Caesar earlier, and in my tired state, another cocktail will push me over the edge.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 09 07 06:18
Hello all, its just after 3pm my time local.. in three hours I will be drinking a few beers.. ok till my money runs out.

  Things are going good so far.. shouldnt be alot longer.. hows everyone doing?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 09 07 06:41
Well the Lounge is open for you at any hour Russ.....make yerseff at home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 09 07 02:32
Well, missy PC thats prob bad news for the Russ.. Im at last count at 9 various beers, 3 gin and tonics,  4 rum and cokes, and Im well into a twixer of my favorite whiskey.

  other than that..

  I sincerely thank you for the use of your lounge. .. say hi to all for me
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 09 07 05:47
Wow.  Russ types pretty well when sh*tfaced.
 I guess Russmeister can drink like a sailor...because he is one.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 09 07 05:49
I think it's part of the job requirements.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/4.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 09 07 05:49
Wow.  Russ types pretty well when sh*tfaced.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c040.gif" border=0]

  Actually there a few 'later' posts that contradict that......rofl  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 10 07 06:44
Rise and shine.

My cousin sleeps to much and Waldo the nuerotic weiner dog won't shut up. lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 10 07 09:19
Rise and shine?  I'd already been up for 2 hours before your wake-up call. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/a010.gif" border=0]

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/a014.gif" border=0]        [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/a022.gif" border=0]           [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/a026.gif" border=0]                   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/a050.gif" border=0]  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/k050.gif" border=0]

    Alright......I'm exaggerating about the car.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a035.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 09:56
I've been up since 4 this morning.  Not by choice, believe me!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Jun 10 07 10:07
Something you ate, or a guilty conscience?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 10 07 10:16
Just a little touch of insomnia.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 12 07 08:07
I got attacked by spiders/mosquitoes/ticks over the weekend. ugh
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 12 07 08:10
Ugh! is right.  Nasty things, especially ticks.

  I must head off to dreamland now.  Wednesday is the worst day of the week for work.

Good night, everyone.  Enjoy your evening, and sleep well.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 12 07 08:12
g'night kitten.
*ignores the itching ankle, ignores the itching ankle*


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 06:48
well I'd be having more fun in a calculus class then right now.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 07 07:42
I downloaded a bunch of screen-savers from Magentic and the current one is an English Bulldog with a cap on his head and a dish of popcorn and pint of beer in front of him.

The pictures change every fifteen minutes.  I haven't seen one yet that I didn't like.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 07:45
cool!
well I'm going to work out maybe it will make me feel better.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 07 07:47
I have my photos as my screen saver.  I put spring and summer photos up in the winter, and the fall and winter photo up in the summer......lol      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 07:47
I have pictures of Vancouver.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 14 07 07:50
I have Nature, cats and dogs, ocean and lake scenes, seasonal photos, parks and famous landmarks.  It's quite fascinating.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 07:52
 My background is a pic I found on google of somebody taking a picture of Nanaimo from atop the mountain over looking the city. Its cloudy and I can see the mainland.
from mt. benson

(http://www.discovery.mala.bc.ca/web/stuckeytl/dsc00050.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 07 08:08
Beautiful pic SD......but I don't think that's the mainland.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 08:12
Across the Strait? Its not Vancouver but its the Sun Coast or something. It is 'mainland BC'  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 07 08:34
bunch of islands in between.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 07 08:36
Don't think so SD.  I think you're seeing cloud formation.....  You CAN see the mainland from here on a clear day.....but I don't think that's it.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 08:37
 oh but I don't think so. From the angle the camera is and looking at mapquest its looking at Sechelt and Halfmoon Bay.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 08:39
(http://www.trailpeak.com/content/trails/Canada/BC/2711/reg_IMG2858Largejpg.jpg)

same spot on a sunny day.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 07 08:40
I'm leaving for Sechelt tomorrrow.  Weekend Scout camp.  Next comes the task of supervising a million little kids on the ferry!  I'm looking forward to everything except the crafts.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 08:41
 oh cool!
What's the Sunshine coast like?
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 07 08:46
quiet.  Lots of hobby farms, little shops, and the famous restaurant Molly's Reach from the CBC show The Beachcombers (on tv before you were born).  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 07 08:47
I think that pic is probably taken from the Mount Benson area......and that may be Gabriola)?)...not sure.  But sure it's not the mainland.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 07 08:52
Bummer....had to retype (again)  hitting enter after I post is a habit I'm having a hard time breaking.  Message is gone when you do this.

  Anywho.....what the heck was I saying now.  Love it there Lil Me.  One of my fave places.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 14 07 09:39
I know about Beachcombers (there's a couple episodes on youtube or at least the opening credits). I thought it was filmed in Gibsons? Oh well.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 18 07 07:01
WOOT!!!

Still got it! *pumps fist*

Just swam 30 something laps at 24hr fitness non stop. Half a mile.
Not really tired.
the ex competitive swimmer in me is back. (used to be on the swim team)
yes!


oh and good evening.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 18 07 07:08
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 18 07 07:14
thank you, thank you. thank you.
*bows*

I feel good *singing like james brown*

I stopped when everyone went home. Gets pretty lonely if your just in a pool swimming. So I was going fine into my second hour of swimming then all the middle aged asian ladies waddling and talking in the other lanes decided to go home. So I didn't have people around me which sucks.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 18 07 07:17
You feel better with an audience?  When you swim alone it becomes YOUR pool!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 18 07 07:23
Yeah I feel better with an audience. lol
True about it becoming your pool basically but I just get creeped out swimming alone. I need a motivative instagator.
For example if I see a bunch of people just doing practically nothing and I'm working out, it makes me 100x more focused on working out. I get this I'll show them attitude. When I swim or workout alone I feel lost.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 18 07 07:24
I see what you mean.  You are just naturally competitive.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 18 07 07:27
Yup. Although it only comes out when I'm working out apparently. Wish it would show in other things. But its like instant focus for me, which is so good for me because I've been known to not focus on the task at hand very well.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 23 07 07:36
Do anything exciting today Kitten?  

  Oh my.....(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)  TB must have been having a bad day.....lol

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jun 23 07 07:40
LOL!

  Nothing exciting at all.  Worked, came home.  Repeated at noon.  Thrilling, ain't it! What have you done today instead of relaxing?(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/5.gif)

  I can't believe it, but my eyes are closing already.  I'm more tired than I thought.  I think this will be my last post for tonight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 23 07 07:58
night kitten.
Well my day was a wash literally and figuratively. Didn't get to swim today because of the rain. :(
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 23 07 08:07
Good night Miss Kitten.....sleep well and sweet dreams [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 23 07 09:45
Why weird al......how nice to see your smiling face here......long time no see.

  Beverage?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 23 07 10:03
hey P.C.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 02 07 09:34
[FONT size=7]RUSS !!!!!!!!!!!!![/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 02 07 09:35
is he back yet? must be. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 02 07 09:38
Yup, he's back.

  Any word on when you'll be over this way Russ ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 04 07 07:40
fireworks bombardment almost over.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 12 07 08:06
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 12 07 08:07
hey happy!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Jul 12 07 08:08
Evening Ms PC....

tonight is a much cooler night... i can feel the breeze come in from our deck. :)))  you nice and cool?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 12 07 08:10
There's too much lurking going on out there....lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 12 07 08:10
MUCH nicer purelife.... perhaps some sleep will work tonight.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 12 07 08:22
the heat wave should be over soon.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jul 12 07 08:26
yeah right,, there will be another one soon enough.

  Eveining, SD, PC, and missy PL.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 12 07 08:28
cool front comes through saturday night. bc ctv
[a href="http://www.bcctv.ca/forecast.jsp"]http://www.bcctv.ca/forecast.jsp[/a]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 12 07 08:30
Residents in the Lower Mainland can look forward to a bit of relief -- officials said conditions on the south coast should cool slightly Friday, as ocean breezes push the Interior winds back where they came from. [/p]  However, they predict communities in Whistler right east to Creston, and up to Fort St. John will continue to swelter for several more days.[/p][a href="http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070712/BC_heat_wave_070712/20070712?hub=TopStories"]http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070712/BC_heat_wave_070712/20070712?hub=TopStories[/a]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 07 07:41
a/c working in the Ebony Lounge?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 07 07:46
We don't have a/c in the Ebony Lounge.  We don't need a/c in the Ebony Lounge.  We have the natural a/c.....big trees.....lol.

  May I get you something?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 07 07:47
lol
heat wave must be over then.
glass of water. Got a headache.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 13 07 07:58
One tall glass of ice water for you......(plus 2 aspirin) [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]

  We really don't need a/c here.  There are 2 skylights that open and the door off the lounge to outdoors.  A perfect breeze (when there is one....lol) works just fine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 13 07 07:59
awesome. No more a/c bills in the summer then. brilliant.
Although I think we'd die if we didn't have it here.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 05:36
Hey Kitten....sounds like you had a rough day at work. *cry*

I'm telling you....sometimes those stories make me blow-up !!!!!

  We're done for today....we didn't even get to the back of the house...but there is a thunder and lightning storm brewing.  The hardest part was erecting the scaffolding.  It will be more difficult tomorrow as we won't have the balcony to assist.  It's not as bad up there as I thought, although I couldn't look down.

  The worst part of the whole day was the new neighbours had the loggers in.  I didn't know it was going to be today...I had planned to vacate the neighbourhood as it makes me cry to hear those big beautiful trees come down.  So a few tears were shed today.

  I just came in and washed the daily grime off and put some nice smelly lotions on and I feel ok....and my dear hubby just poured me  a cocktail.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 05:44
rip the trees. :(  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 05:48
Today was very sad.  She didn't know where she was.  Each time I thought she had it, she would drift off again into fantasy.  Sometimes I HATE this job!

  You got the scaffolding up already?  Good job, P.C. and Sawdust!  That is something I just couldn't force myself to do....getting up that high off the ground.  And yet I love airplanes.  Being surrounded by metal gives me a false sense of security.  lol

  Has the storm arrived yet?  Those neighbours are rotten people to tear down those beautiful old trees.  There should be a special punishment for them.  I'm sorry you didn't have a chance to get away before they did that.

  Bless Mr. Sawdust for taking such good care of you.        
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 06:00
No storm yet Kitten.....but it's dark and heavy out there.  Very warm and muggy.

  I will absolutely bless Sawdust. (and you too for all you do) He actually got up there and painted today.  I think he's worse with hieghts than I am....and he's not big on painting either....lol....so he did well.  We had to untangle the wisteria that was growing all up the roof line, which was hard, because  I didn't want to wreck it.

  Rats....gotta run for a bit, but be back shortly.  Hope you're around.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 06:02
You both are wonderful for all you accomplish in spite of your fear of heights.  Congratulations for being so brave.  I'll be back in a while.  I think it's time to eat now.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 06:40
Yipes....

  [A id=thelink onclick="return fitsInWindow();"][img id=thepic title="Click to visit ImageShack for Image Hosting!" style="WIDTH: 389px; HEIGHT: 558px" onclick=scaleImg() height=588 alt=img227/9382/pict0004nj6.jpg src="http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/9382/pict0004nj6.jpg" width=420][/A]

  This isn't exactly from the bottom.
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Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 06:47
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  Not a great pic....but you get the idea.[A id=thelink onclick="return fitsInWindow();"][/A]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 07:08
 beautiful!
but I'm worried about that scaffolding. It looks like its crooked.
wait, do I see christmas lights? ;)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:08
I got nervous just looking at it!  Yipes is right!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 07:16
yeah it doesn't look stable. It doesn't look level.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:17
It could be the angle the picture was shot at.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 07:18
It's just a wonky pic.  If you look, it does line up witht the doorway.

  And yes...you do see lights.  They are little white lights that I have come to love all year round....plus....they are not something that you want to take down and put up every season....unless you want to rent scaffolding twice a year.  They go up....they stay up till they die.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:21
The only sensible thing to do.  They are nice to look at, but horrendous to change.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 07:27
ah I see. We used to do that at our old house. But with my new neighbourhood they'd probably fine us to death until we would take them down. (goofy)

They don't want 'old looking' cars parked on the street. lol good thing I wasn't allowed to write the head of the neighbourhood back. I would of said "oh I'm sorry not all of us drive Lexus' and Mercedes".
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 07:34
Well, the little white lights are not uncommon around here for 'garden ambiance'.  (of course the red and green have got to be kept off....lol....as these are most of the year too)  But sometimes they are nice on a summer eve when you don't want to blast a garden party with bright light....but candles aren't quite enough.

We like em.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Mildly Miffed Maltipoo on Jul 14 07 07:36
...um, could I get a saucer of Jack Daniels? It settles me down.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:39
Are you referring to the icicles on the eaves, P.C., or are there lights on the ground as well?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 07:43
HAHAHAAA.....Mildly Miffed....a saucer of Jack Daniels for YOU.....please DO enjoy.

  Kitten....there are little white lights EVERYWHERE....LOL.   I don't care what the norm is....I love the lights and the magical mystical look they give.  (of course being a Christmas sap doesn't hurt any)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 07:45
Mildly Miffed....why are you feeling unsettled?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:47
I love small lights and candles.  I don't get into the Christmas spirit at all.  It is usually just another working day, but all the lights along the main shopping areas are lovely to look at.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 07:51
those lights are cool. I like mexican festival lights for some reason. Feels festive.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 07:53
That's my thought too Kitten.  They're just pretty to look at....so why only have them for a couple weeks a year.  I want to enjoy them when I can actually be outside in the garden.....which isn't going to happen in December.

  Where are my manners?  May I get you anything Kitten?  Mildly Miffed has his saucer of JD....the least I can do is get you a nice glass of wine?    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 07:55
If you wouldn't mind, could I have something a wee bit stronger?  Perhaps a double Scotch?  I much appreciate it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:01
A Glenfiddich my dear?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]  Prolly not the best Scotch....but it's what we have on hand.  Neat? or on the rocks.

  YOU ROCK Kitten.....LOL
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 08:01
 so is it still raining P.C.?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:04
I guess Mildly Miffed Maltipoo isn't going to enlighten us, as to his quandry....but much more welcome than a drooling doby or a raging poodle. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]  (actually I quite like doby's)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 08:05
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=45 alt=Bounce src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/36/36_1_13.gif" width=50 border=0][/A] Glenfiddich is my favourite.  My Scottish brother-in-law introduced me to it many years ago.  Neat, please.      *Sip*  AAAAHHHHHH!  .

  Thank you so much.  It's just what the doctor ordered.  You are too kind!

My brother-in-law used to raise pure-bred Dobies.  They were beautiful.



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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:05
It never did SD.  All the signs were there.....but it blew over I guess.  Weather changes in an instant when you are close to the water.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 08:08
We've had a couple of spits of rain, but they came and went quickly.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:08
I quite like Scotch.....but have a tendancy to avoid it.  One's too many, and a thousand's not enough.

  Glad to have found your 'Ahhhhhh factor', Kitten.

  So any plans (aside from work...drat) for tomorrow?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 08:10
I think unwinding will pretty much take care of the rest of the day.  No plans at any rate.  Things can always change, though.  How about you?  Besides painting, that is.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 08:14
For my birthday at the pub I don't know which my first legal drink will be. They've got the big three (Molson, Labatt, Moosehead) and then they've got Keiths and Unibroue.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Mellow Maltipoo on Jul 14 07 08:15
P.C. wrote:
 Mildly Miffed....why are you feeling unsettled?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/liebe/d038.gif" border=0]

  Ah, I'm ok now....thanks for the JD, P.C. I'm A- OK now...

 Hey, I adorya.....slurp...
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:18
Just painting I'm afraid.  Today we had the scaffolding set up by 10....and it still took most of the day to finish the tiny little bit that was left.  Tomorrow....the back of the house has nothing done....VERY unlevel ground....and the whole thing needs to be done.  I ripped out the back porch today which was really rotted (and in the way of where the scaffolding needs to go)

  OH YEAH !!!!!  I forgot to tell you.  I walked through the house this afternoon and heard something weird.  A tiny bird had found it's way into the house and was hopelessly trying to escape through the glass.  Hubby caught him and freed the poor wee thing. (I'm a hopeless mess when I see a little animal struggling)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 14 07 08:19
Sportsdude wrote:
For my birthday at the pub I don't know which my first legal drink will be. They've got the big three (Molson, Labatt, Moosehead) and then they've got Keiths and Unibroue.

 

 'dude, go with the Unibroue. Even though they got bought up by a big consortium, they seem to have maintained their individuality.

 Molson, Labatt, Keith's, all that, it's nothing but industrial swill.
 


   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:21
[FONT size=6]weird al !!!![/FONT]  How lovely to see you !  May I get you something?

  I am shamelessly yapping about my house project today.  What's new with you?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 08:24
I see you had another workaholic day, P.C.  Did it take long to rip out the back porch? What a mess of work you have to do!  I'm thinking about it and getting more tired by the minute........and I don't even have to do it!

  As a matter of fact, I really am tired.  I'll be heading for dreamland soon.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:26
I hear you Kitten....you must be very tired after your day.  I think a physical drain has nothing on an emotional drain.  You sleep well and dream of a day of excellence. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 08:27
 alright! will do!
They've got [strong style="font-weight: normal;"]Unibroe Trios Pistole [/b]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Jul 14 07 08:30
Thank you so much for understanding.  An emotional drain is much more exhausting, and much less likely to promote sleep.  The day gets endlessly rehashed while sleep eludes you.  But I have to give it a try, or I'll be really exhausted tomorrow.

  Good night and sweet rest to all of you.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:33
An emotional drain is much more exhausting, and much less likely to promote sleep.

  It's SO true Kitten.  So nothing but visions of kittens lazing and lounging.....nobody knows relaxation like cats do.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 08:33
 good night kitten. hope tomorrow is less stressful.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 14 07 08:42
Sportsdude wrote:
alright! will do!
They've got [STRONG style="FONT-WEIGHT: normal"]Unibroe Trios Pistole [/b]  


 

 Trois Pistoles is fine. They do another few brewskis that are quite worthy. Their Ephemere series comes out with a new varaiant every quarter. Although come to think of it, all you ever see anymore is the Ephemere made with apple. It's a beer, not a cider. and it's not sweet, thank god.

 If you look at your Unibroue bottle, you'll see the production date on the shoulder. So right now, there's B0207, February 2nd 07.

 It's nice when they've got the confidence to print the production date.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:47
Beer is interesting.  It has at least as many variations and nuances as wine.  I wish so much I could like it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 14 07 08:50
Enjoy your beers boys.....please blow out the candles when you're done.  I must sleep....lots to do tammara.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 08:58
They only have Trois Pistoles listed on their website. I haven't been to the pub since Feb, so I don't remember what they had under "Canada". They've got like a couple hundred beer selections from every country I you can think of there.

What are the good local brews? Are they sold in stores?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 14 07 09:11
Sportsdude wrote:
They only have Trois Pistoles listed on their website. I haven't been to the pub since Feb, so I don't remember what they had under "Canada". They've got like a couple hundred beer selections from every country I you can think of there.

What are the good local brews? Are they sold in stores?


 Now, you're in Missouri right? If it doesn't have to be a Canadian beer, then there's probably lots of good local product available, stuff that hasn't had to travel too far, and hopefully was bottled quite recently, yesterday would be nice. Because sitting on the shelf kills a good beer.

 There seems to be a revival of real beers , so well established  now that it's forcing the big industrial breweries to change, for the better, to maintain market share. If they could, they'd sell beer that tastes like industrial waste (actually many do), but the smaller, "craft" - type breweries are showing the way out of the gustatory abyss of the lowest common denominator.
 


   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 09:23
 I'm talking about BC.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Jul 14 07 09:46
Sportsdude wrote:
I'm talking about BC.

 

 Ok, right now I'm drinking Lighthouse Brewing (or Brewery) IPA, from Victoria,  Clean, bitter, immaculate.. They have a stout, Lighthouse Keepers stout, that won a medal a couple of years ago. A beauty.

 Keep an eye out for Flying Dog brewery, Colorado. And Rogue Brewery, Oregon. Geniuses.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 14 07 10:13
Flying Dog? there's a bunch of flying dog at this place I'm going. Thought the name was hysterical.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 18 07 07:30
Hi Kitten....[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]

  Yes.....again.  I swear....if we don't finish this job, I'm going to become a full out alcoholic.  We did some more scaffolding stuff today.  I don't think we'll ever have to do this again....but if we do.....we're hiring.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 18 07 08:11
I hope you don't have to (do this again), but that height does scare me a bit, looks dangerous.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jul 19 07 08:55
P.C. wrote:
 Hi Kitten....[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]



Yes.....again.  I swear....if we don't finish this job, I'm going to become a full out alcoholic.  We did some more scaffolding stuff today.  I don't think we'll ever have to do this again....but if we do.....we're hiring.[/DIV]
 I missed kitten :(

  I think the hardest part of scaffolding is putting the damn stuff together, then taking it apart. The actual doing of the job is the easy part compared to that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 06:39
 wow this thread needs some serious bumpage.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 14 07 06:44
And a darn good cleaning too !  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 06:48
dusty?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 14 07 07:03
Cobwebs the size of Eagles Nests. (of course the real Ebony Lounge gets too much activity.....lol)

  So I stacked about a cord of wood today.....my muscles are trying to tell me I'm getting too old for this.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 07:08
lol *insert lethal weapon line*
Here's an odd one. Its 105F outside and when I was driving to my mom's school an hour ago I felt like it was Autumn. go figure.
must be because of school starting this week around here.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 07:12
speaking of school my sister is taking latin. latin. good grief.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 14 07 07:16
Oh My Odgay.  pffft....Latin's easy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 07:19
that's why she's taking it. Plus she doesn't have to do speaking tests. Its just books.
Is it easy? I always thought it was the cop out language to learn. But lol I should talk mister C- in Spanish and French. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 14 07 07:25
No....actually, I don't think it's easy.  I was of course joking around with 'pig Latin'.  It's still a requirement in the medical proffession. (I think)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 07 07:31
ah well my sis isn't going the doctor route. Likes interior design.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 11 07 08:50
OMG....the lounge has been shut down for 2 months.  It's awfully dusty in here.

  Can I get you a nightcap Michel?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 11 07 10:29
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 11 07 10:48
*yawn* night!
*turns off the light*
*steps on the cat*
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 12 07 08:14
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 12 07 09:23
Yes...my cat has been known to honk.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/8.gif)

  Actually he's mute.  So you don't realize you've made a false step until you try to extract the fangs out of your ankle.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 12 07 09:29
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 12 07 09:31
Perhaps she has finally figured out she is not a goose ?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/tiere/g046.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 12 07 09:48
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 12 07 10:22
mine doesn't do any honking. Both of them scream like they've been shot when you step on them. Big sissies. Mine let themselves get stepped on apparently, I think they do it for attention as if they don't get enough already. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 12 07 10:32
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 07 10:34
Why do oriental cats (Burmans and Siamese)  have loud miaows?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 12 07 10:37
never been around those breeds. My cat has a screetch of a meow. sounds like a bat. lol (looks like one too)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Oct 12 07 10:40
batty catty!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 07 05:38
OK....I've decided to take Russ's lead, and install a kegerator in the Ebony Lounge.  OK....I know it's a cheap stunt......but......well......

  [FONT size=5]FREE BEER !!!!  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/g015.gif" border=0][/FONT]

[FONT size=5][/FONT]

[img style="WIDTH: 499px; HEIGHT: 349px" height=569 src="http://www.fxtech.com/beer/tower.jpg" width=759]    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 26 07 09:28
so what's on tap?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 26 07 09:40
   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/10.gif)Not really sure.  I don't know my beers too well.  

  *It's a pretend kegerator  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a143.gif[/img]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 26 07 10:52
ah, well that was false advertising. LOL  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Dec 28 07 07:54
knock knock?
 
 Anyone home tonight?
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Dec 28 07 07:57
hello.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Dec 29 07 08:34
Awww...sorry Lil Me, SD.  The Lounge has been in full swing the last few days.  So much so, that I didn't hear you knocking.

  It's quiet now. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Dec 29 07 07:18
Hey!  Any cough syrup in the Ebony Lounge?  I think I could use a shot...  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Dec 29 07 09:14
No cough syrup Lil Me.  But my friend brought me some pomegranate tequilla and I'm sure it will cure whatever ails you.  And if not....it'll give you some new things that will need a cure.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jan 04 08 12:24
Im having a bacardi and coke right now.. anyone wanna join me?

  lol

  We sat earlier in a real african hardwood lounge earlier..
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 04 08 01:05
RUSS !!!  I'll join you...I mean it IS after 6 somewhere, right?...lol

  Cheers Russ....take care now.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jan 08 08 10:09
I'm experiementing in the Ebony Lounge.  Trying to see if a Hot Toddy has any affect on a cough.  Mixture of whiskey, lemon slices, cloves and hot water.  My first cup was ancient CC, second cup was Bushmills.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jan 09 08 07:18
good luck lil me.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jan 09 08 09:32
Well now I feel bad that I wasn't tending the Lounge last night.  I'm glad you found comfort here Lil Me.

 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/2.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Feb 21 08 06:17
Any coffee in the Ebony Lounge tonite?  I've had a long afternoon of pina colada and rum punch.  i think the wine with dinner is throwing me over the edge *yawnz*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 21 08 06:27
Decaf my dear....and a little whipped cream ?

  (http://media.canada.com/idl/vasn/20060420/198783-66244.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 21 08 09:06
 Anyone here?  or did I just miss the Ebony Lounge?

I'm so happy now because we brought new furniture.  We have a bed frame, sofa + love seat and a mattress ready for delivery.  Then, we're going to get an entertainment unit, some dressers, another entertainment stand, coffee table....  Yayyy..... can't wait!  It's nice to throw away the old junky stuff.


   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 08:51
Yeayyyy.  Congrats purelife.  New furniture is FUN !!!  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 09:28
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 12:53
some of my furniture is black... hee hee...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 02:26
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 02:50
Oak doesn't quite match with the black furniture. I've been into black furniture for quite some time... but my guy prefers solid oak...

  OMG, does that mean I'm secretly a gothic chick?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 02:51
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 02:59
Yes, I'd like to think that I'm that Matrix chick.....

  (http://www.altyazi.net/mayis03/ca_moss.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 03:58
Ahhh....purelife, another person of fine taste I see.

  Michel ?  It's time to get with the times.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/g015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 04:01
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 04:08
P.C. wrote:
Ahhh....purelife, another person of fine taste I see.

  Michel ?  It's time to get with the times.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/g015.gif" border=0]
Yes, I have fine taste in women, especially dressed in black. ;)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 04:14
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 04:16
You might be surprised to find that I LOVE rich woods.  I have a lot of antiques that manage to look pretty funky in a slightly contemporary decor.  (well...maybe more eclectic than contemporary)  But I wouldn't dream of painting them.  That's the beauty of antiques....they just get better looking with time and they go with everything.  Todays style and craftmanship gets boring sometimes.  I've had oak kitchen cabinets in every house I've owned.  No imagination I tell ya.

  This one should make you shudder Michel.  Many years back, I bought a beautiful Early Canadiana piece, and actually cut a hole in the top for a brass vanity sink.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/h030.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 04:17
Yes, I have fine taste in women, especially dressed in black. ;)


  Almost everything I wear is black.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c018.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 04:19
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 04:20
The thing that I notice with black furniture is how well you could see the dust.  Do you find that you have to dust every so often, PC?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 04:24
Very much so purelife.  But it seems like cobwebs and dust here accumulate faster than any house I've ever lived.  I just decided to make peace with it.

  Black furniture only SHOWS the dust more....it's still there no matter what colour your furniture is...so better to have it give you notice I guess....lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 04:27
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 04:28
Do you have any areas that are carpeted or is it hardwood throughout?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 22 08 04:29
Michel wrote:
 Read what our customers have to say :





I use Head and Shoulders on my cabinets and just love it! Thank you Head and Shoulders !

  - PC, from Nanaimo  


 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/8.gif)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 22 08 04:31
lol...What is that from ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 22 08 04:44
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 23 08 07:03
OH I SEE !

  Well I don't use Head and Shoulders and I don't live in Nanaimo....so it must be another PC.  Unless.....unless....SD has stolen my identity. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/1.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 23 08 07:38
hahaha I was going to reply "you better not say P.C. lives in Nanaimo, she'll get offended"

lol lol


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 23 08 07:41
That's right. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/5.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 23 08 08:05
What shampoo do you use, PC?

Knock knock...anyone home in Ebony Lounge?  I have FRESH strawberries to share.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 23 08 08:07
fresh? but they aren't season! *suspecious*
lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 23 08 08:11
They're shipped from Watsonville, CA all the way to Costco.  They taste fresh...sweet...uhm, I'm not going to listen to you.  They're fresh, that's final.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 23 08 08:14
lol i was joking. enjoy the strawberries. whole foods is about to move next door in my neighbourhood here in stl.

Whole Foods rocks.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 23 08 08:16
Whole foods?  I though foods were always whole, never halfed or anything.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Feb 24 08 08:52
So... how is it in Nanaimo PC?  

  :) :)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Feb 24 08 09:38
its an organic superstore pretty much.

There's one in West Vancouver
[a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/"]http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/[/a]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 25 08 09:07
I've got a question.

  Does anyone know why new bed sheets needs to be washed before use?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Feb 25 08 09:30
Break the fabric in.

Think it stretches/shrinks a bit. Supposed to soften up the material as well.

Dont colours sometimes run the first time you wash them? I usually wash everything I buy before using. Dunno, maybe my mother actually taught me something.

  Morning PL!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 25 08 09:54
Morning Russ....that makes sense.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Feb 25 08 10:30
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 25 08 02:16
Prewashing bedding is because the sizing in fabric is formaldehyde.  It can cause burning eyes and is unhealthy to breathe.  Sizing is in most fabrics and is almost always in bedding linens.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Feb 25 08 02:39
P.C. wrote:
 Prewashing bedding is because the sizing in fabric is formaldehyde.  It can cause burning eyes and is unhealthy to breathe.  Sizing is in most fabrics and is almost always in bedding linens.[/DIV]
 The voice of Reason :)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 25 08 02:40
What's sizing?  Are you talking about the bed fitted sheets or the blankets?  That's good info.  I was always wondering why we had to wash it.  I wash mine anyways because I was told that it was good to wash all towels, new bed sheets, etc before use.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 26 08 10:08
Hi purelife  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  Sizing is put into fabrics to help give it shape and to make ironing easier when it is at the 'pre-garment' stage...(needed for cutting patterns etc.)  It's also used as a dirt resister during the manufacturing stage in making the fabric.  If nothing else, pre-washing is good because that stuff stinks.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Feb 26 08 10:52
Thanks PC.  bless yer cotton socks...You are certainly the Mother of all Mothers and Knowledge!  =)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Feb 26 08 10:57
 You are certainly the Mother of all Mothers.

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Post by: Michel on Feb 26 08 10:58
   
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Post by: P.C. on Feb 26 08 11:00
I'm afraid to ask.
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Post by: Michel on Feb 26 08 11:03
     
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 07 08 09:25
Cheers everyone!
 
 I'm in the Ebony Lounge with a glass of homemade hooch (fruit wine) with ice cubes.  It tastes kinda like crap :(  I think this was another batch of wine that I "cooked" by storing the bottles in the laundry room.  Ooops.
 
 
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 07 08 09:31
you make your own wine lil me?

*goes to get his capt. morgan on the counter*
 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 07 08 09:40
Yes, but I cheat.  It's wine from kits and made in the wine store.  I just go bottle it when it's ready.  Less than $3 per bottle that way.  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 09:42
rofl....send me a hooch Lil Me.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]     (I've just poured myself a wee dollop of Sambuca while I'm waiting)  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 09:45
SD !!!!!!!   You drink RUM ???????   OMG !  

  OK....step AWAY from the Captain Morgan.  Ptewwwii.  Get Mount Gay (don't pay any attention to the name)  It's without a doubt the best Rum ever.

  When we were down in tenks home town, we found about 7 different varieties of Mount Gay.  (there's only one here)  THE BEST.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 07 08 09:45
 ah the kits. oh well wine is wine, I'm not a sweet wine fan though. I like mine dry.
   
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 07 08 09:52
I usually only drink dry red.  And fruit wine in the summer.  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 09:54
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 07 08 09:54
 yeah same here on the red wine. I like merlot over shiraz even though shiraz is the "in" grape now apparently.    
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 07 08 10:02
You can hide wine spills with red fur.  At least that's what I keep telling myself.
 
 SD: I only used to like merlot, but I started drinking the cab and the shiraz a few years back...with food.  The heavier wines need food.
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 10:02
I'm far more particular. Well.....um...well.....it absolutely HAS to be served in a WINE GLASS.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a090.gif" border=0]  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 07 08 10:04
hahahah.  Well, P.C. is a classy lady!  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 07 08 10:04
 ah yeah the heavier wines do go better with food. just so used to merlot.    
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 10:06
     
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 10:13
Hey.....!!!!  I just listen to a whole program about Port.  It was nice to learn about how and where the name 'Port' came from.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 10:15
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 10:17
Is that dirty ?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c025.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 10:22
     
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 10:29
Stop bugging me.

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Post by: P.C. on Mar 07 08 10:33
I'm off to bed.  

  I'm off to bed in my house that is NOT in Nanaimo.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a032.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 10:34
     
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Post by: Michel on Mar 07 08 10:35
     
 
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 07 08 10:45
good night P.C.  
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Post by: Sawdust on Mar 14 08 02:14
Hey Miss P.C. Can you open the lounge early today, and invite Mr Wiser over for a chat?(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/23.gif)
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 04:14
Hey Miss P.C. Can you open the lounge early today, and invite Mr Wiser over for a chat?

  Oh noooo, poor you.....sounds like a bad day.

  Your slippers await you.....the ice bucket is full and Mr. Wiser is ready.....and me.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/figuren/g025.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 04:16
poor sawdust.

 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 04:37
Yup...poor he.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/9.gif)

  Ooops....there he is now....just finished lighting all the candles in time.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 04:38
oh....

well I'll walk myself out then...
 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 05:03
OK.....all is well.  He is comfy in his bar chair and is already getting aquainted with Mr. Wiser.

  Where are my manners.......wine ?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 05:15
love some.
really long week
can't seem to get a break these days.
weirdest year ever so far.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 05:27
What's weird......tell me all about it. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/verschiedene/k045.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 06:02
it's just been crazy. Could get even more out of wack depending on this letter I could get that I've completely forgot about.  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 07:37
Hey!  Anyone here?
 
 I'm drinking water tonight as I'm on meds.
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 07:48
We've got water we haven't even USED yet.  Ice?
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 07:56
I'm fine with tap water, thanks.  No ice.  Maybe one of those fancy matching glasses, if you've got one handy!  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 08:07
Ye are a wise-cracker I tell ya. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]    
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Post by: purelife on Mar 14 08 08:11
*yawn*  gosh, it's only a bit past 9 and I'm tired.

I was giving my lil bro driving lessons before it got too dark.  

How is everyone doing this evening?

I don't think I'll be able to stay up to watch I Am Legend.
 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 08:13
Hi purelife!  That was brave of you- teaching your bro to drive.
 
 My sis has been wanting to learn how to drive a standard for years.  I don't have it in me to teach her (lack of pateince).
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 08:17
apparently from what they tell me, my sister can drive, but I'm not allowed in the car.  
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Post by: purelife on Mar 14 08 08:19
  Standard sounds like a more difficult thing to teach than automatic...  

I'm glad that my car made it back to my mom's in one piece.

Oh, you know what's so cool?  My mom saved some old pics of me from grad year and a family pic of my dad, my mom, me and my lil bro.  I was two and my brother was one.  She was really really pretty, not that she isn't now. :)  I don't have any old family pics.  I can't wait to blow some up and frame some. :)))
   
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 08:21
Cool.  Family photos are fun.  
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Post by: purelife on Mar 14 08 08:26
 I used to have some old pics of me that my mom gave in an album, but my EX, that I met threw that away along with my yearbook.  That is why he's my ex.  I remember balling my eyes out creating a puddle for hours and he couldn't give a da*n.
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 08:27
 

Oh, you know what's so cool?  My mom saved some old pics of me from grad year and a family pic of my dad, my mom, me and my lil bro.  I was two and my brother was one.  She was really really pretty, not that she isn't now. :)  I don't have any old family pics.  I can't wait to blow some up and frame some. :)))

  That makes me smile purelife.

  I have been in the process of making an album for my kids, called 'Random Thoughts'.  It's about the Van I remember as a kid.....and there are far less pics of me than of my two sisters.....I guess 'first steps...first anything' was old news by then.....LOL (I'm the youngest).  But it's been a fun project.  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 08:36
oh purelife.  That's sad. :(
 
 But karma's a bitch.  He's gonna get his in the end.
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 09:13
I used to have some old pics of me that my mom gave in an album, but my EX, that I met threw that away along with my yearbook.  That is why he's my ex.  I remember balling my eyes out creating a puddle for hours and he couldn't give a da*n.

  So sorry I missed this purelife.  I can only imagine how heartbreaking this must have been. I cling (a little too tightly) to those types of memories.

  For some reason, we tie up our memories with what is documented in proof (photos).  But the truth is in our memories and how they shaped who we are.  Memories....good or bad....they are the product of what made us who we are today. (I have to admit, that I don't think I'm THERE....I base a lot of worth on 'documented memories'.)  But in reality....it's all about how we are able to deal with life on a day to day basis in the present.
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 09:20
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 09:26
That's why they're EX'es. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Angry/1.gif)
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 09:28
Does anyone here have an Uncle Vinnie (or two)?  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 09:33
No....but I DO have a friend in the concrete business that has offered his service on numerous occasions.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 09:42
my opa put his life on tape before he died. Now dad's lost the tapes, he hid (and subsquently doesn't know where they are) them from me for 10 years until I started digging around at Oma's place finding hungarian passports and such. He doesn't want to listen to them, too tough apparently to listen to Opa's voice. As Opa would go: eyeyeye which I was never allowed to say growing up lol


 
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 09:43
Hey, in Vancouver you say "Aiya!"
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 09:44
   
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 09:51
like a Mafia Uncle.
 
 I had one.  But he died (of natural causes...)
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 09:57
Was there concrete involved ?
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 10:10
lol.  No, he was old and he had cancer.
 There were some large men in suits at his funeral.
   
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:13
     
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 10:13
lol.  No, he was old and he had cancer.
There were some large men in suits at his funeral.



  Sorry Lil Me.  Didn't mean to be cheeky.

          [FONT color=#737373]*were they wearing sunglasses?*   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c005.gif" border=0][/FONT]  
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 10:20
hahah.  No offence taken, P.C.!  No sunglasses, but they had lots of big rings on their fingers.
 
 Pervy Uncle, Michel?  That's not good.
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:24
funerals are always odd for me for some reason. weird things happen.  
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:27
       
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Post by: Lil Me on Mar 14 08 10:36
hahahaha
 
 We're gonna call you Oncle Michel now.
 
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 10:41
funerals are always odd for me for some reason. weird things happen.

  Do you find it odd,  that it's not acceptable to laugh at a funeral....yet it's OK to cry at a wedding ?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:49
 P.C. wrote:
[em]funerals are always odd for me for some reason. weird things happen.[/em]
 
Do you find it odd,  that it's not acceptable to laugh at a funeral....yet it's OK to cry at a wedding ?

we laugh hysterically at funerals on my dad's side (once the service is over though) (my never serious in his life uncle (we have a lot in common in that department) is believe it or not a pastor) he does these gigs. Guess its about what kind of family you grew up in. My mom's side is always so serious and somber. Weddings are the same, laughing. Then again we use these life events as family reunions.

 
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 10:50
       
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 14 08 10:57
Alright.....the Ebony Lounge is always open to all.  But the last one out has to blow out the candles.  And as I am off to bed.....somebody needs to step up to the plate.

  You know where everything is.....help yourself...enjoy.

  Good night.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/n020.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 10:59
we all deserve a drink.
340 plus posts day.
haven't seen a number like that around here in a long time.

yeah!
 
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Post by: Michel on Mar 14 08 11:00
   
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 14 08 11:03
lol last year in april and may we had 10,000 post plus months. Had a day where there was 800+ posts days.  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 04:08
How many of those posts were yours, SD?  lol
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 04:43
no idea. lol

 
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 04:50
Sorry, SD, I just couldn't resist teasing you!  How is college going?
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 04:52
pretty good. I like it.
 
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 04:54
Glad to hear it.  So you are enjoying your life in Canada?  
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 04:57
yeah. I like it here. Took some time getting used to but now I've got a pretty strong network of friends going.  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:00
Any place you can find friends is good.

  I read somewhere else in the forum that Ozzie has gone to join Tigger.  I'm so sorry, SD.  I know how much you cared for him.
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 05:06
Tigger's huge now. weighs at least 20lbs. (Angel was the one that died)
but yes Ozzie left us on wednesday.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:08
Well fancy meeting y'all here.  I just came in to pour myself a libation. Let me pour something for everyone, and we'll drink to Ozzie.......and maybe even Harriet too. (sorry SD.....I'm really not making light of Ozzie...(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/10.gif) ....sometimes I just can't help myself when I'm in a cheeky mood) And let's face it.....if I'm in the lounge....I'm in a cheeky mood. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)      
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:09
To Ozzie [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:14
  Sorry I got mixed up with your cats, SD.  Tigger sounds like a monster cat.

  Hi, PC!  Now that the bar is open, I'd like a whiskey sour.  Use a BIG glass, I'm thirsty!  Thank you very much.

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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 05:15
 *clink*

no worries, Ozzie's buried in a cool place at the farm that holds strong significant meanings for everyone. (ran out of space at the pet cemetery at my cousins house). He's under the pecan tree, where we pick pecans every year. It's the biggest and oldest tree in the farm, gives life etc. one of my favourite places. Ozzie liked playing there as well.
   
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:18
Hi, PC!  Now that the bar is open, I'd like a whiskey sour.  Use a BIG glass, I'm thirsty!  Thank you very much.

  Oooooo....a whischky schour. Haven't had one of those for years.  I think I'll pour 2.  

  For the lovely lady.....

  (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/60/51/23045160.jpg)

  Dude?  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:18
Aww.....that's so nice for him to be buried in one of his favourite places.  You have my sympathy for your loss.  
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 05:27
Rats.....gotta run.  (company)  See ya later. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 05:29
Bye.  (sob)  Enjoy yourself!
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 08:56
Twas short and sweet.

  Refill anyone ????  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 09:06
Thanks, but I still have some of the original drink left.  That was a very big glass!
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Post by: kitten on Mar 16 08 09:16
I've been catching up on the joke thread.  Those are hilarious!
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 16 08 09:35
There's some good stuff there....lol

  Well Miss Kitten (it feels so good to say that)  :)   but I think I must go to bed....that WAS a big drink.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/f035.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 16 08 09:37
ugh, I think I'm coming down with something. I froze today out on the harbour, haven't been able to feel warm since.  
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 08:26
I had almost despaired of getting a connection to this site.  I decided to check once more before I went to bed.  How are you this evening, Miss PC?

  I see my bot-stopper is ascots.  Aren't those donkey beds?
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 08:42
 I had almost despaired of getting a connection to this site.  I decided to check once more before I went to bed.  How are you this evening, Miss PC?

  I was having a heck of a problem as well Kitten....so at least you know it's not your computer.

  I see my bot-stopper is ascots.  Aren't those donkey beds?

  HAHAHHAHHA.....Gawdddd I missed your wit !!!![/DIV]
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 08:49
I missed my wit too.  Hope I find it some day.
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Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 08:56
Don't you worry about looking for it......I've already spotted it.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a040.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 09:01
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=54 alt=Nervous src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_6_200v.gif" width=52 border=0][/A] Can you send it to me right away?  I do so hate being totally witless.  





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Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 09:08
LOL.......not even close Miss Kitty.

  Anyways.....I'm off to bed.....I think I'm already snoring.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g010.gif" border=0]
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Post by: kitten on Mar 17 08 09:12
 [A href="http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxmk788YYCA" target=_blank][img height=63 alt="Sweet Dreams" src="http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_31_3.gif" width=86 border=0][/A] Funny, that's what I was going to say, but you got there first.  Here's wishing you a peaceful sleep, PC.





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Post by: P.C. on Mar 17 08 09:13
Ditto Miss Kitten.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/k030.gif" border=0]
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Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 18 08 12:06
I've had enough guiness for a while now. Where's the Löwenbräu? lol


[dl][dd]Here's to good friends,[/dd][dd]Tonight is kind of special.[/dd][dd]The beer we'll pour[/dd][dd]must say something more, somehow.[/dd][dd]So tonight (tonight),[/dd][dd]Tonight,[/dd][dd]Let it be Lowenbrau (let it be Lowenbrau).[/dd][dd]It's been so long.[/dd][dd]Hey, I'm glad to see ya.[/dd][dd]Raise your glass.[/dd][dd]Here's to health and happiness.[/dd][dd]So tonight (tonight),[/dd][dd]Let it be all the best.[/dd][/dl]

good night!

 
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Post by: kitten on Mar 19 08 09:53
  Sorry, but I'm getting tired, and the bed is calling my name.  My eyes refuse to stay open any longer.

  Goodnight, and sleep well.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 08 10:08
Good night Miss Kitten.  I'm off soon too....just waiting for the cheesecake to cool enough so I can put it in the fridge.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 08 10:57
finished my paper.
i need a drink. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: kitten on Mar 20 08 04:33
You have CHEESECAKE!!!!  I'm so pitifully hungry for cheesecake.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Mar 20 08 04:38
Did someone say [span style="color: rgb(191, 0, 95); font-weight: bold;"]CHEEZCAKE[/span]!!!!!????!!!
[br style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"][span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]*drroooolllllzzzzzz*[/span]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 08 04:55
cheesey cakes


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 24 08 09:11
Yoohoo!  Anyone in the Lounge tonight?
 
 I'm on rum and hot chocolate.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 24 08 10:02
well, other than remembering how beautiful the ebony lounge looks.. I was drinking Cuban Rum and Budweiser tonight with some of starfishies family and relatives from California.

  Then partway through I was informed about how we are having everyone over on Thursday evening. So its going to be Turkey, Roast, and lots of other goodies for then. Russ is gonna be busy, lol.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 24 08 11:23
typing up a paper.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 02:02
...and by the way Cheeky monkey Russ...umm...I think you left something inside my door ??[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/p015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 25 08 02:03
his underwear?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 02:10
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/f015.gif" border=0]  lol...you're way too quick for me.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 02:11
I guess I should add, that it was NOT his underwear. [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Mar 25 08 03:03
Here's a pomegranate martini for the Lady PC for her frustrations with Future Shop..

  (http://books.beloblog.com/archives/vangogh_pom.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 25 08 03:23
P.C. wrote:
 ...and by the way Cheeky monkey Russ...umm...I think you left something inside my door ??[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/p015.gif" border=0][/DIV]
 LOL, please tell me you didnt JUST notice that?

I was thinking the same thing when I walked to my truck and noticed the same thing in my front seat..    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 04:21
No....I didn't JUST notice it....lol (ya wise guy).  We noticed it after we got back from lunch...but it took me 3 days to regain enough coordination to move it.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 25 08 05:31
used condoms!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 07:02
Oh my purelife....that looks lovely.  Thank you muchly. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 07:07
(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif) What am I going to do with you Lil Me.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 25 08 07:22
tee hee  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 25 08 07:24
bought beer for the first time in eons. lol

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 25 08 09:17
What.....a week has flown by already ? [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c028.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 25 08 09:51
feels like it. lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 26 08 10:21
Lil Me wrote:
used condoms!  
   LOL LM... your guesses are cracking me up!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 26 08 07:16
Gave me some good chuckles too Russ.

  I've been rehydrating since Thursday, but tonight I got brave and poured myself a wine. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 26 08 08:53
Wine for me, too.
 Strata Council meeting (always a fricken fracken argeument)...but I stopped drinking early this time...
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 29 08 10:03
Anyone else having a few tonight?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 29 08 10:11
   
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 29 08 10:16
We all know that you are actually snorting lines of coffee mate right now.
 
 (http://images.jupiterimages.com/common/detail/68/54/23245468.jpg)
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 29 08 10:17
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 30 08 12:24
I had my fix last night.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:26
Is the game on in the Ebony Lounge?
 I might come join you, since I'm listening on the radio.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 08 08:27
YOU BET Lil Me.

  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/10.gif) [FONT size=1]What game.[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:30
Hahahahaha.  Is it on regular tv where you are?
 Here it's PPV...which doesn't help me, since I don't have regular tv stations...
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 08 08:32
Ummm.  I think it is.  

  ...on the TV, that is.  

  ....on one of the channels for sure.

        Beverage ? (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:36
I'm ok, thanks.  I'm waiting for my water to boil so I can make a hot choc and rum.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 08 08:40
A hot choc and rum ?????  Now THAT sounds interesting.  I've never tried that, but I think I may.  (well not right now, but I'm definitely going to give that one a try.)   I think I will pour a wee Buca whilst I wait out the fire.

  How is the ankle.  I trust you have been staying off it as much as possible.

          Riiiiiight.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:44
I don't normally drink rum, but I've gotta find a way to empty some of these dusty bottles.  I've got some ancient rum, Irish whisky and Wild Turkey (of unknown vintage).  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:45
Ankle is much better, and I did actually stay home today.
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 08 08:49
Yipes.  Wild Turkey ?   Be very very careful.  

  Well I've just been out to make sure all is well with the dying embers.....and now I'm off to bed.  Got a pretty good day in for 3 hours sleep last night.  (how annoying was that !!!!)  Sleep is going to feel like heaven for sure.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a194.gif[/img]

    (you know the rules.....candles snuffed and lights out when the...ummm...game is done)(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 03 08 08:50
Thanks for the hospitality.  G'night, P.C.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 08 08:51
Good girl Lil Me.  Although, staying at home, for YOU, is probably nothing close to taking it easy.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 07 08 08:34
I'm off to bed......but please feel free to help yourself.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 07 08 08:35
Good night, P.C.  Thanks for the hospitality.  I'll let myself out.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 09 08 08:45
Home from a meeting and making a cup of boozy hot chocolate.  Anyone want one?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 09 08 09:07
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 09 08 09:14
hot chocolate with a shot of irish whisky.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 09 08 09:51
   

   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 10 08 09:39
 

 I'm in the Ebony Lounge doing my taxes with a glass of wine.    

Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 10 08 10:26
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 11 08 02:07
got a good closing the bar/running or party has out of that funky stuff closing up shop song:

 I'm Feelin rough I'm Feelin raw I'm in the prime of my life.
 Let's make some music make some money find some models for wives.
 I'll move to Paris, shoot some heroin and f*ck with the stars.
 You man the island and the cocaine and the elegant cars.
 
 This is our decision to live fast and die young.
 We've got the vision, now let's have some fun.
 Yeah it's overwhelming, but what else can we do?
 Get jobs in offices and wake up for the morning commute?
 
 Forget about our mothers and our friends.
 We were fated to pretend.
 
 I'll miss the playgrounds and the animals and digging up worms.
 I'll miss the comfort of my mother and the weight of the world.
 I'll miss my sister, miss my father, miss my dog and my home.
 Yeah I'll miss the boredom and the freedom and the time spent alone.
 
 But there is really nothing, nothing we can do.
 Love must be forgotten. Life can always start up anew.
 The models will have children, we'll get a divorce,
 we'll find some more models, Everything must run its course.
 
 We'll choke on our vomit and that will be the end.
 We were fated to pretend.

yeah yeah yeah


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 11 08 07:02
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a093.gif" border=0]

   You have failed to capture the essence of The Ebony Lounge.[/DIV]

[FONT color=#000000]I was hoping to avoid having to get a bouncer.[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Gopher on Apr 11 08 10:03
Heard you had two already.................................
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 11 08 11:27
hahahaha

its this song:
[a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVnRzEjpUmE"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVnRzEjpUmE[/a]

its um very what's that 60s term,  psychedelic.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 11 08 11:50
 Gophie wrote:  Heard you had two already.................................

  Gophie !!!!  I'm shocked !  

  I'm out of here.  [img class=emoticon title=boobs style="WIDTH: 34px; HEIGHT: 30px" height=39 alt=boobs src="http://www.emotty.com/images/emoticons/971.png" width=42]

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 22 08 07:12
I'm pouring myself a glass of wine....and hitting the hay early.  I'm achey.

  Anybody ?

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 22 08 10:37
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 24 08 11:42
to cancelled birthday parties! cheers  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 08 10:07
OK....this place is starting to lag.  Perhaps it's time to shut it down......reopen under a new name.... renovate.... and come up with a catchy slogan.  Maybe send out some flyers and drink coupons.  Maybe comedy night and arm-chair quarterback night....karioke ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 26 08 10:12
hmm?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 26 08 04:37
I'd vote for either Happy Hour or Ladies' Night.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 08 07:47
It's always happy in the Ebony Lounge.  

  Ladies night....now that has possibilities.  Yea.....Ladies night !

  (http://www.bellagreetings.com/fun/chipndale.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lise on Apr 26 08 07:57
P.C. wrote:
It's always happy in the Ebony Lounge.  



Ladies night....now that has possibilities.  Yea.....Ladies night !

  [img style="WIDTH: 225px; HEIGHT: 151px" height=160 src="http://www.bellagreetings.com/fun/chipndale.jpg" width=280]

  I haven't been here for a long time..................... now I know why. My eyes hurt, thank you very much PC! (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Shocked/6.gif)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 08 07:59
Well I.....it's just that I......umm.  I just thought that....I'd spice the place up a bit. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/10.gif)

  So you're saying you think it's a bad move ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lise on Apr 26 08 08:09
No, no, dear lady (laughs)..... it's a funny picture. It's just I didn't expect to see a lotta *cough* guys in skimpy outfit here.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 26 08 08:12
It's all in the brainstorming phase as of yet.  Maybe I need to rethink the ladies night......or perhaps skip the umm...*cough* entertainment.  I had no idea male dancers were so pricey.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 26 08 09:02
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 01 08 12:06
Oh for the love of God is this 2007 yellow tail Merlot complete crap. ack! I'm repulsed.
No wonder my roommate left it behind. lol too sweet.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 11 08 09:04
(http://www.livelikeacatday.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/buzz-cat.jpg).  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 11 08 09:08
(http://www.newstohughes.com/images/drunk_cat.jpg)
Cat depressed by A-B (Bud) being taken over by the Belgians
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 11 08 09:11
Uh uh.  Why's he touching his...?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 11 08 09:12
 lol. Didn't see that. Probably scratching himself.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 11 08 09:14
Let's go with that.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 11 08 09:16
Speaking of cats. Mine just went nuts started screaming evil neighbourhood cat stalkin' my big poor thing from the outside.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 12 08 08:50
Thought I'd best check out the lounge......I was worried there had been a break-in.  

  Phewww !
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 13 08 08:01
Just a bunch of cats sitting on the couch, P.C.   Nothing to worry about here.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 08 10:23
meow

(http://msp251.photobucket.com/albums/gg305/w_cathy28/COMMENTS/LOL%20CATS/sad-cat.jpg)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 13 08 10:33
(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/11.gif)  No pic.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 08 10:45
I see it, in both browsers.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 13 08 11:41
No 'meow' for me.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/boese/a040.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 08 07:10
Ahhhhh....just poured myself a cocktail.  Anyone else ?

    Russ.....just came across this today, and it made me think of you.

  (http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/funny-pictures-pirate-kitten.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 27 08 07:13
Cheers!  I've been drinking the same Caesar out of my plastic Tim's mug at the rink since 5:30pm.  Now that I'm home, time for a refill!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 08 07:13
I've got one Heineken Light left in the beer fridge which only is allowed to have beer in it, I liked the beer keg idea for the bar.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 08 07:22
Cheers!  I've been drinking the same Caesar out of my plastic Tim's mug at the rink since 5:30pm.

    LOL Lil Me.  Did you feel naughty ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 27 08 07:26
hahaha.  I felt more relaxed, anyways.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 27 08 07:41
heineken light, pretzel's and a VH1 Marathon of I love the '00s.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 27 08 09:16
By the way, thanks guys.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/c020.gif" border=0]    (don't blush now Michel)

  I think I shall have a wee dollop of Goldschlager and then sleep.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 03 08 10:34
*knocks on door*
 What time does the Lounge open?
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 03 08 12:55
Awwww, Lil ME !!!!!  Are you having a bad day ?   The lounge is always open for you.  (full service after 6)......but you are most welcome to come on in, help yourself, and put your feet up.  

      [img alt=[0624_caesar.jpg] src="http://bp0.blogger.com/_BwlZ2uk0pBU/RqVQAQ705aI/AAAAAAAAAC4/r5KuFTob67U/s1600/0624_caesar.jpg" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 08 01:01
I second Lil Me.
Make it End!!!!!

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 03 08 01:07
OK.....skip the 6 o'clock thing.  

  (http://www.streetofficial.com/Open%20Sign.gif)

  What can I get you SD ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 08 01:19
a pitcher of granville island english bay ale.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 03 08 05:08
Haaaah.  Thanks, P.C.  I shall be using the lounge at all hours- it's summmertime!!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 08 07:39
 I'm drinking my Hefe-Weißbier from Franziskaner aka the drunk monk beer  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 03 08 08:17
Granville Island makes a Robson Street Hefeweizen.  It tastes like @$$.
 It's the only GI beer that sucks, IMHO.ee
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 03 08 08:28
Sweet! You're a GI drinker too!
Wheat Beer is an acquired taste.

drunk monk:

[img style="width: 381px; height: 452px;" src="http://www.zumbackstein.de/bilder/franziskaner.jpg"]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 04 08 12:55
Thanks for keeping the place open early, P.C.   I was in before noon for a quick one.
 
 It's been a trying day with the extended family.  Grandmother is living in the Seniors' home, but has no phone until next week.  I live the closest, so I'm the designated checker upper and reporter back to the family.  Grandmother slightly senile, agitated, tired from moving and...certain lazy/stupid relatives totally unwilling/unable to lift a finger.  
 
 Anyone wanna trade relatives???!
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 04 08 01:07
I'll trade you senile grandma for Oma who thinks she's dying and will tell you this every day.  Although she completely contradicts this arguement by running around and will boss you around telling you to fix your house and stuff, like she owns place. That's if you're looking for a 4'8 drill sargeant to get some house work done (by the end of the week, you will have your house fixed). lol She will tire you out making you do things, although she doesn't cook that much anymore. So its Slave Labour now without the meals unfortunately.

Plus she doesn't eat anymore so the conversation is usually about how much weight she's losing (enter dying talking).  Just tell her she's not dying, she can't die from what she has directly. Oh and prepare yourself for World War II horror stories, and the boys better eat all their food on their plates at dinner or she'll give them the 'when I was in a Russian Gulag' speech about moldy bread, watching people starve to death and coming back home to people eating horses because their was no food. Always a classic. lol

  Although it could only work for a week. I don't know if Oma could stand the cold weather. When it gets below 30C in Florida she starts wearing sweaters, talking about how Europe is so cold etc.

  Hmm the other Grandma sits around and knits and watches soaps. Oh and she has to be taken to get her hair done every other thursday afternoon. So she's a dependant.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 05 08 08:32
Drink, anyone?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 05 08 09:03
Wouldn't mind a Caesar.

Rocking out to ABBA for some reason. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 08 08 07:27
Helloooooo?  Anyone home?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 08:02
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/froehlich/a010.gif" border=0]

  Hi Lil Me.....I'm here.  Crazy week.  House guests since Thursday.....including a very spirited (and spooky smart) almost 3 year old.  I'm drained, just from being in the presence of this wee sprite.  I share no responsibilities in the raising of said child.....yet by some form of osmosis.....I am left without a shred of energy.  I have a whole new perspective on those insane women, who decide in their mid forties to have a child.  Are they mental ?   I'm SURE this isn't what nature intended.  I think it was Bette Davis who said....."Old age isn't for sissies"......well neither is motherhood....even being too close to it can cause fatigue.

  Drink anyone ?

    (don't mind if I do....make it a double)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jul 08 08 08:31
Im on Rum N Coke. Joiners?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 08:40
Definitely Sir Russ !!!!!   I seem to be VERY thirsty tonight.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 08 08 08:41
Hey Russ.  Hey P.C.

I'm having a couple of Coronas.

  P.C.- I think it drains the collective energy reserves when there's a toddler around.  Drink up!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 08:56
Is that what happened ?  It felt much more serious than that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 08 08 08:58
I think you'll be fine P.C.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 08:58
No place was sacred around here.  

  [img]http://farm1.static.flickr.com/26/62721088_bfaa7e5705.jpg?v=0"]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 08 08 09:00
*nervously checks seat*  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 08 08 09:02
Hope the kid doesn't any parting gift.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 09:08
Where did that Russ disappear to ?  Can you offer someone a drink and just leave ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 08 08 09:12
Depends, usually that only happens at something like 3am in the morning though from my experiences.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 08 08 09:16
I must sleep.  [img onclick="selecte('sleepy.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/sleepy.gif" border=0]        
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 08 08 09:24
night!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jul 08 08 10:12
I appologize miss PC.. we turned on that treasure hunting with diving movie..

  Had a few more rum n cokes tho.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Jul 11 08 05:40
The Lounge is open! Now on a week off, so bear with me if the lounge supplies run low.

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif) (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 11 08 05:51
 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif) (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)

    Starting out with TWO I see. [/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Jul 11 08 05:55
A round of doubles for the house!!
A round of doubles for the house!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 11 08 05:57
How many are mine ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 11 08 05:58
 I forgot that dark beer has more ABV then regular, tonight. Typical silly me.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 11 08 09:39
Evening!  I hope you don't mind that I barged in and put up my feet.  Couple of shots and a beer chaser so far.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 12 08 06:54
Good girl.  You KNOW you're always welcome.   [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a063.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Jul 15 08 07:04
Well the longe is a little loud tonight. The gold rock channel on shaw is sounding particularly good tonight, and the spirits are soothing.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 15 08 07:32
Party!
Watching the baseball game, thinking this is going to be another 'tie' and an embarrassment to baseball again.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 19 08 07:50
Anyone suggest a mixer for Wild Turkey?  This stuff tastes like @$$.

I'm trying to empty some of the dusty bottles in the cabinet.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 19 08 07:52
Lil Me, what's a wild turkey? I'm sure it doesn't go gobble gobble.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 19 08 07:58
cheap Kentucky bourbon.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 19 08 08:00
Ah, now that rings a bell. Yeah I've seen it before.
I usually just see Jim Beam, Jack Daniels or moonshine.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 25 08 09:22
Helloooo?  I'm drinking dinner tonight, so I headed in for a shot and a beer.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jul 25 08 10:42
A drinking dinner? Interesting concept.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jul 26 08 09:01
Sorry I missed you Lil Me.....we could have had dinner together.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/frech/d030.gif" border=0]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jul 31 08 10:29
Hello?  Anyone home? I brought some beer and ripple chips.
 
 *brushes chip crumbs off couch*
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Aug 01 08 06:34
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 01 08 07:48
*peeks in from around the corner*

  I don't really come here that often...and wonder if I'm still welcome in the Ebony Lounge?    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 08:12
I don't really come here that often...and wonder if I'm still welcome in the Ebony Lounge?

  Why Miss purelife !!!!  What EVER would make you think that you weren't !?!!   Of course you're welcome !!!  

  [img title=Realbighug alt=Realbighug src="http://forum.digital-digest.com/images/smilies/1/realbighug.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 01 08 08:20
I just wanted to make sure...y'know, knock before you come in. :)

  Do you have rain where you're at?  It's coming down pretty stready today... and at least I'm in comfy clothes..jeans and runners today.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 08:24
No knocking required Miss purelife.....just c'mon in and put yer feets up any time.

  Yes....we have rain here, and I'm actually pretty happy to see it.  Forest was getting frighteningly dry, which is always a concern.  Not to mention, it smells divine.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 01 08 10:07
In that case, I will put up my feet and lean back on the recliner and relax my eyes...

  I hope my feet doesn't smell terribly...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 12:27
Mmmm beer. doughnuts.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 01 08 12:37
Knock Knock..... ez eenybody home?

  (http://www.theglazine.com/ImagesTen/KolorplasBlackDoor.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 12:43
Nice door. :)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 01 08 12:52
Do you guys prefer double doors or single for your home main entrance?  I like the double doors.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 12:57
double. The new house has just a single, makes it a pain to move stuff in. Double doors are the best.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 04:22
That IS a nice door.  A nice ebony door befitting of the Ebony Lounge.  I hereby designate it the official Ebony Lounge Door.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 04:27
Somebody write Ebony Lounge in fancy cursive. Then we've got a logo like Cheers.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 06:59
Logo shmogo,  the bar's open!

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 08:04
haha.
omg Richard Simmons is on back on Letterman...
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 08:14
You are in the wrong bar! Dick Simmons would never be on the Tv in this bar.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 08:15
haha oh yes it is. When Simmons goes on Letterman its hilarious.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 08:21
Richard Simmons is a dooofus....but I remember seeing him once on Whose Line is it Anyway....with Colin Mockery Wayne Brady (?) and Ryan Styles.  IT WAS HILARIOUS.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 08:26
Haha well he's saving the kids now, he went to Congress last week to tell Congress to get kids back in P.E. (states are dropping P.E.) and that exercise = higher test scores and better grades. (which is true, exercise gets brains thinking).

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 08:31
ENOUGH!!!!!

No more Richard F#$$%^G  Simmons in this lounge!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 08:36
hahaha.
oh I pushed a button. lol
No worries.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 08:53
.[img height=800 src="http://img.inkfrog.com/pix/stancho/Richard_Simmons_Fitness_Guru_RARE_STUDIO_PROMO_Signed__522.jpg" width=540]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 08:54
(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)      

  Sorry hunny.                                                                                        .
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 08:59
woot! Saved by P.C.
haha

Blah, my local CBS station sucks, I can't watch Ferguson until midnight, because they just have to show Inside Edition. boo
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Aug 01 08 09:02
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 09:06
HahahAhahaH!

Richard Simmons the cultural icon, transcends all language barriers. Hilarious.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Aug 01 08 09:08
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 09:10
No way!
bwhahaha.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Aug 01 08 09:10
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 09:11
The bar is closed. The clientele has dropped below acceptable levels.!

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Angry/6.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 09:12
 Something About Mary?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 09:18
No! Something about Dickhead.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 09:21
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/1.gif) .lol  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 01 08 09:22
Sawdust wrote:  The bar is closed. The clientele has dropped below acceptable levels.!

  Me too ?  [img onclick="selecte('eh.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/eh.gif" border=0]

    [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/traurig/a010.gif" border=0]          
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 01 08 09:29
Only if you bring Mr Simmons with you.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 01 08 09:36
hahaha. you guys are funny.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 04 08 06:54
Helloooo?  Anyone in tonight?  Or is everyone out on the deck?  Beer anyone?  I brought enough to share.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 04 08 07:10
sweet free beer.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Aug 04 08 07:53
This one's not sweet, and far from free, at $6 a pop. Hoppy as hell, and 6.5% alkyhol. For hopheads only.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 04 08 10:34
Mr. Al knows the good stuffs.  If I were a beer person, I'd listen up.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 04 08 10:40
MMMMM BEER

What about those fake hard drinks in a beer bottle P.C.? (Mike's Hard Lemonade)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 10 08 02:10
Lazy day. Just hanging in the lounge watching golf, olympics and cruising the net via Stumble Upon. Neat site.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 04:58
FRIDAY!!!!(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/11.gif)

  Who needs a cold one on this hot Friday?

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 15 08 05:16
I do!  I have to go out, but I'll be in the lounge in a couple of hours.  Can you keep a beer on ice for me?  Thanks.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 05:43
It is chilled and awaiting your arrival.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 06:41
a-a-a-ahem.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c018.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 06:45
Sorry, refill coming up

(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/2.gif) .
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 15 08 08:09
 I'm back.  *cheers* and Happy Friday to everyone.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:15
Cheers Lil Me.  That beer should be nice and cold by now.

  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a063.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 08:19
Welcome Lil Me! Sorry no MGD, we've got Heineken or Stella. Whats you pleasure?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 15 08 08:19
 It is!  Thanks for the hospitality!
 
 What's everyone drinking tonight?
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:21
[FONT size=7]STELLA !!![/FONT]  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 15 08 08:22
 Heine or Stella are fine beers.  Either one is great!
 
 (maybe you could stock some "swill" for the commoners who come knocking)
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 08:22
It's been a Looooong week, I'm having a chat with Mr Wiser right now.

  As amatter of fact, we're getting quite
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:23
Oops.  Sorry.  I don't ever seem to be able to pass up an opportunity to say STELLLLA !    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 15 08 08:25
I would like a Stella please!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:27
Ya have to say it right.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 15 08 08:29
lol
Can I please have a Stella bartender Sawdust? :))))

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:29
Watch.  I'll show you.

  (http://www.americanrhetoric.com/images/streetcarstella.jpg)

  [FONT size=4]STELLLLA !!![/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 08:30
Lil me wrote:

(maybe you could stock some "swill" for the commoners who come knocking)

I started buying Heineken when I realized I was paying the same for Sleemans. I've got a soft spot for Heineken, I took a tour of the factory/tasting room when I was 16. When I was in Amsterdam Heineken was cheaper than Coke (a cola)

 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 15 08 08:32
Sorry SD,I was distracted, here's an ice cols Stella for your pleasure !
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 08 08:40
I must sneak behind the bar more often......I have never even heard of a Stellas.  Not being a beer person, I don't pay much attention.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 15 08 08:44
oh P.C. you'd love their commercials. I've only seen them at the movie theatre, but I'll look for the train car one. It represents Stella.

Hmm I went to Heineken first because it was the anti-bud beer that's everywhere in this region. lol
Funny I've never gone on an A-B brewery tour, yet if it wasn't for that company a lot of my summers wouldn't of been the same. lol (friends gave us free tickets to sea world and busch gardens all the time)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 16 08 08:09
Hey!  *tiptoes into lounge*
 Any beer left?
 I'm out of lager.  I'm drinking a Mike's Cran with a couple of shots after I finished the last MGVD in my fridge.
 I have brown ale in the fridge, but I prefer to stick with the pisswater.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 16 08 08:25
I've got a local brew, gin, and Michelob Ultra, Champagne, Chardonnay.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 16 08 08:27
For you Lil Me? There's always a cold one. I'm a lager guy myself, although I did put a few red amber ales in the fridge today that some goat left here. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/13.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 16 08 08:33
Well I'm going to make my time in the lounge short tonight, unless you guys want a Movie night. lol it's in German though.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 16 08 08:40
I'd rather watch something more intellectual.  Like....Surfs Up.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/d046.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 16 08 08:43
bwhaha.
Hmm I got my mom sort of interested in the french movie, but she needs to see the first one. I dunno if she'd get the second movie (the german) one. Although both are comedies. I better stop watching European films, they just make me want to move to Europe.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 16 08 08:47
Well ya better not watch the Wizard of Oz then.  You'll want to move to Kansas.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Aug 16 08 08:52
P.C.wrote

 I'd rather watch something more intellectual.  Like....Surfs Up.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/haushalt/d046.gif" border=0 ="url(this.src);"]   Kayaking perhaps??  [img]http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Olympics/2008Beijing/2007/07/01/adamTop.jpg)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 08 07:23
*staggers into the lounge*
 
 Hey everyone!  *stumbles*
 
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 08 07:27
Hi Lil Me....careful hon.......lol

  Hard day at the office ?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 19 08 07:29
 Hiya Lil Me. :)

May I offer you a glass of red wine?  

If anyone likes Lenny Kravitz, I have his greatest hits on right now and sipping red wine....
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 08 07:31
Hi purelife and P.C.
 
 No wine, thanks.  I'm already done.  Just came from having vodka and some pot in my friend's greenhouse.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Aug 19 08 07:32
I thought pot gives you diarrhea?  I remember you mentioning it before... or is this a different kind of pot?

You must feel so mellow right now... :)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 08 07:36
It does give me diaharrea.  But it's a great medicine this week.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 19 08 07:46
lol.
Pot week continues. ;)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 08 07:49
Ah.  Cured your cough?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 08 07:50
Nothing wrong with a little diarrhea, when the trade off is a little relaxation and some sleep.

  (and some natchos)(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 19 08 07:54
It did for me for around 12hrs (could actually sleep well). Then I didn't smoke again and the cough was back. It was a horrendous cough. Cough drops didn't work.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 28 08 09:40
The Ebony Lounge was a busy place tonight.

  I sleep now.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/k025.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 29 08 01:10
*stumbles to the door*

my group needs to find cheaper places. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Sep 15 08 08:23
Anyone home?
 
 I'm having a nightcap or two...Irish whisky.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Sep 15 08 08:29
Dont worry Im joining you lil me.

Having some Single Malt
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Sep 15 08 08:30
Hi Russ.  Hangin in there?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Sep 15 08 08:40
Hey Miss LM. YEah.. tomorrows the big day. Thanks...

Im having another.. want one?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Sep 15 08 08:42
No thanks, I'm off to bed soon.
 Can't drink like I used to.  Harumph.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Sep 15 08 08:47
Im not much better! I cant drink like I used to either..
These things happen though.
Have a good night!  See you tomorrow.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 15 08 09:07
Am I too late to share a nightcap ?  [img onclick="selecte('eh.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/eh.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 15 08 09:12
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:23
*jumps in the room*

hey!!!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Sep 15 08 09:25
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:32
*passes the scissors*


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Sep 15 08 09:34
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:40
Oh really. hahaha

I can't focus tonight, !@#$ people down stairs cooking popcorn or something.
first it was the girl screaming during sex, now the popcorn. grrrr


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Sep 15 08 09:41
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:44
well the girl who needs to scream into a pillow didn't show up last weekend, which was replaced by the screaming girl having a mental break down weekend. Usually I get smells from people smoking somewhere, during the day my room gets constant sun 24/7.

maybe its my RA pining or whatever she does.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:46
Oh I just figured out a brilliant idea.
Cook Hungarian food and somehow get the smell to leave the dorm and out the window. hahaha
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Sep 15 08 09:46
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 15 08 09:51
I can't make up my mind yet.

oh my flag football teams first game is this weekend. yes!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 19 08 08:18
Bet ya you could us a night cap ?  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c015.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Sep 19 08 08:21
Oh good, the lounge is open!  Yes, I could use a night cap...once I finish my orange, Five Alive juice box and hot water with lemon juice.  Every once in a while, I feel a huge vitamin C deficiency.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 19 08 08:25
Good thing you are able to read your body signals.  They're always there....sometimes we just don't recognize them for what they are.

  add...I often get my Vitamin D and Vitamin C deficiency signals crossed [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/konfus/n020.gif" border=0] ....so I try to cover both bases.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sawdust on Sep 19 08 08:36
LiL Me Wrote:

Every once in a while, I feel a huge vitamin C deficiency.

A Screwdiver or a Harvey Wallbanger to help with the deficiency?

 

 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Sep 19 08 08:54
Sure, thanks.  I think I've emptied all the vitamin C out of my fridge.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Sep 19 08 09:54
Oh Jeebs....the bartender up and went to bed.  

  Allow me Lil Me.......[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/a056.GIF" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 19 08 10:32
no drinks for me please. thanks.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Sep 20 08 07:42
Is someone cooking chicken noodle soup in here?  I'd like a bowl, if possible...

AAAHHH AAHHH CHOOO!

.......and kleenex.....
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Sep 20 08 07:45
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Sep 22 08 08:17
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Other/6.gif)

except mine will be neo citran. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Oct 09 08 07:57
I know nobody is home but we miss you P.C. :)  Hope to see you around soon.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 09 08 09:20
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Oct 09 08 09:21
Are you at home, Michel?  That stuff knocks you right out...well, for me anyways.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 09 08 09:32
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Oct 09 08 02:11
The daytime formula has speed in it.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 09 08 02:12
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Oct 09 08 02:20
Actually, maybe not.
 
 I looked it up- a lot of cold medicines no longer contain [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoephedrine"]Pseudoephedrine[/a], which feels like speed.
 
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Oct 09 08 02:24
 
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Oct 18 08 11:42
 Lil Me wrote:
Actually, maybe not.
 
 I looked it up- a lot of cold medicines no longer contain [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudoephedrine"]Pseudoephedrine[/a], which feels like speed.


My cough medicine had Pseudoephedrine in it. At first the pharmacist said only to take 5-10ml, then a doctor said I could take 20ml. Neither dosage worked.

 
 
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Oct 28 08 09:00
Any word on work yet Russ ?

    Rum and coke ?  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 15 08 10:11
The Wild Turkey and ginger ale wasn't such a great idea, after all.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 08 09:27
Eeek ?  Wild Turkey might be better with some Black Duck.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  [img height=545 src="http://www.saxcointl.com/images/BLACK%20DUCK.jpg" width=161](cranberry liqueur)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 16 08 09:30
lol cranberry duck sounds much better!
 
 Tequila and lime juice tonight.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 08 09:32
White wine for me tonight.....although a tequila and lime sounds scrummy !
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 16 08 09:34
Wine sounds really good to me.
 Unfortunately the only wine I have left is my father-in-law's homebrew, which we're scared to drink.  He doesn't believe in sanitizing the bottles first, so the white wine is all murky from the scunge growing inside the bottles.  Ick.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 08 09:38
[img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/more/bigs/c008.gif" border=0]   Aw jeez Lil Me.....LOL    Ptewwwi.  Have another tequila and lime, and the wine will look fine.  I promise.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 16 08 10:48
I can offer you a rum n nog if you wish instead of your funny flavoured (coloured?) wine.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 16 08 11:23
Where were you earlier ?   Rum n Nog......yummy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 17 08 12:17
Earlier?

Had a few while putting up my rollup tarp/ awning creation. Couple minor changes but it came out pretty good.

We made ourselves some seafood cream sauced pasta. We kinda cheated cause with the organization we knew what seafood we had around to use for our creation.. As well as say, a total of 43 frozen chicken breasts.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 07:18
You got it done !!!!  Good job Russ.  What a brilliant idea....I love it.  There's nothing sweeter than cheating the elements and barbecuing in a downpour while staying nice and dry.  I think that's whats so sweet about the sound of rain on a roof.  Any roof.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 17 08 10:45
 P.C. wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]You got it done !!!!  Good job Russ.  What a brilliant idea....I love it.  There's nothing sweeter than cheating the elements and barbecuing in a downpour while staying nice and dry.  I think that's whats so sweet about the sound of rain on a roof.  Any roof.[/div]
Cheers! Wanna coffee? Im testing out my new french press. I needed to get  a new one cause my old one was on the last ship im no longer on.

Yeah I have to do a few more changes on it.. the PVC piping that I got because Starfishie said it was cheaper than the type I wanted to get sagged. So I will get two lengths of 1 inch angle iron and 'stuff' the PVC pipe to make it stiff and straight again.. and then it will look like its all pipe and not rusty metal, lol.

The other issue, well not really an issue, is that we couldnt find a black tarp of the size i wanted. We didnt look everywhere mind you.. but if we find a black one in the size that I want we will buy it. We got a blue one which is ok, but it draws the eyes more than a black one would, and I do want to keep away from looking like a hobo camp.

Total cost in is just over a hundred bucks, with everything new, nothing being used from my place.
I can VERY easily set up the length bracing and pull out the tarp in just over a minute (yes I timed myself).
I can also change the tarp easily if I need to when theres a hole, I want to put in a wider one, or I want to change to a black one.

- 12 x 16 foot tarp (I can extend the roller I made to accomodate a larger tarp up to 14 feet wide, which I might do at a further point in time)
- 3 of 15.5' x 1.5" black PVC for length supports (deck to fence). The tarp rolls out on the top and doesnt attach to these, just lays on them.
- 4 of 10' x 3/4" white (unfortunate no black) PEX tubing for widthwise on the tarp so it doesnt fold in on itself, it is attached every third grommet on the tarp and it attached using plastic zap straps.
- pack of black zap straps
- 1 of 2" x 12' black PVC pipe to be used as the roller, one of the edges of the tarp should be zap strapped to this.
- The centre of the roller I used a 1.25" length of white PVC, but it sags like a chinese made ruler, so I will be replacing it with a length of 1.5" x 1.5" angle iron to make it straight.
- I also got two big ' J' hooks that is plastic coated to keep from rusting (yeah right, one day in teh rain and I can already see rust), they stick out 3.5" from the base and I slide the roller centre onto those.

Ill take a pic of the contraption after I change the centre piece if anyones interested in this.
 
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Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 11:04
It sounds wonderful Russ !  Love to see pics !

  ....and yes....a cup of French pressed coffee would be divine !

  *Midland Liquidators has THE best selction of sizes and colours of tarps....and probably the best prices as well.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Nov 17 08 11:15
Good job, Russ!  Yes, I'd love to see pictures.  Before and after, if possible.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 08:47
Realtor still hasn't called.  Waiting waiting waiting waiting.

  Pour....waiting waiting waiting.(http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 08:57
Decide to try some of this stuff:

http://www.innisandgunn.com/thebeer_newproducts.htm

their regular beer is a tad too sweet - kinda like candy - I'm hoping this stuff will have a somewhat darker flavor, aged in rum casks & all...

then it's on to some zin, then some Baileys..

must be Monday!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 09:02
Heyyyyy weird al !  You sure know yer exotic beers.

  What's wrong with candy ?  [img onclick="selecte('eh.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/eh.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 09:09
ahh, I don't like beer to taste like candy - Baileys is cool, but beer shouldn't be too pretty...  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 09:22
I getcher point fer sure weird al.  All I know is I'm pouring myself sumpin !!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 09:30
ok well, time to pop the top on this sucker...  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 17 08 09:39
I don't know why there isn't a frozen beer drink.  Something like a slurpee or a bellini.
 Would that be a good idea?
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 09:39
I has a Boooka.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 09:41
lol Lil Me.  Using a spoon for beer just doesn't seem right.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 17 08 09:45
Ice cold beer = good
 Ice cold mug = good (like the frozen A&W mug)
 
 So why not a beer slurpee?
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 09:49
 P.C. wrote:
I has a Boooka.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

Sambuca? I remember dropping into a Legion one Monday night after work after a weekend of heavy drinking. So, a few brews at work, pacing, then off to the Legion for two quadruple Sambucas.

The bartender looks at me kind of funny and I explain, "yeah I need 'em....I'm tapering."


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 09:54
I think you could be on to something Lil Me.  QUICK....slap a patent on it !!!!

  A quadruple w al ?  Oh my.  I might try a decadruple.  I let you know if it's any good. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 17 08 09:57
Are we shooting the Boooooka or sipping it tonight?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 09:58
Now I just ask for an octuple. Saves time and all.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 10:02
I'm a sipper.  But I'm a fast and frequent sipper.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 17 08 10:02
 And do we line up the individual shots, Al?  Or put them in a tall glass?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 10:03
An octuple.  Hmmm.  That's only four fifths of a decadruple.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 10:11
I think I asked for that once, just for a laugh :)

Now I remember I went into a bar one Saturday morning and asked for a couple of tom collinses, which I really liked as hangover kill/cures....cuts through the smoke and dust..

So the waitress asks, "is somebody joining you?" - because I ordered two.

So I said, trying to be funny, "naw, nobody here, just me and the monkey" - but when I got to the part about "the monkey" my voice broke and went all gravelly and garbled - so it really sounded like hell!

tff !



 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 10:17
As long as it didn't come out   "Naw, nobody here...just me and my mommy".   (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: weird al on Nov 17 08 10:23
Told a buddy about that and he had done a similar thing - goes into a bar and orders a couple of scotches - waitress says 'is somebody joining you?'  and he says..."who would wanna sit with me?" - was supposed to be a good-natured joke, but came out all creaky and garbled, so she just looked at him weird and avoided him after that..  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 17 08 10:27
hahahaaaaa

  I think I must sleep.  Nice talking to ya weird al.  The lounge is always open...hope to see ya soon.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 20 08 09:11
Boozy hot cocoa, anyone?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 20 08 09:16
Oh Yum !  I'll have a tankard if you please.....I mean a cup.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Nov 20 08 09:30
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 20 08 09:37
The alcohol cancels out the caffeine.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 20 08 09:57
I guess I'm not going to get my boozy chocy cup.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/5.gif)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 20 08 10:12
*stirs cup*
 Sorry, I'm asleep at the wheel.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Nov 20 08 10:12
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 20 08 10:14
Financiapocalypse continues I need more beer. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 21 08 12:29
The second bond isnt as good as the first one.

I was on egg nog and spiced rum earlier...

sorry to have missed everyone in here! Ill have to catch you all later.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Nov 23 08 09:02
Anyone want some honey roasted macadamias?  My mom gave me a bag.  MMMMMMM.
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 23 08 09:09
sure!

Crank up the music and party. US govt just gave Citigroup 306 billion!
woot. party like its 1999!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 08 09:16
i thought the term was party like its 1989?

Im having rum n nog.

I had to run to get some more nog earlier.. I actually ran out!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 08 09:24
I think I gained 2 pounds just reading tonights posts.  Nuts and Nog.  I've never bought nog any other time of the year except Christmas.  I didn't even know you could get it any other time of year except Christmas.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 08 09:25
Its just the run up.. i made my own with a recipe afterwards.. then decided it was too much effort, and would wait till next year.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 08 09:27
It's soooooo yummy.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 23 08 09:34
Hey Russ.....you've usually got a pretty good handle on 'unusual' products out there.  I'm looking for something that would serve as a lampshade type of lining.  So....stiff, but flexible....and not opaque.  Any thoughts or ideas ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Nov 23 08 10:39
 Is it 1989? hmm I remember it being 1999 with the end of the world being Y2K and people having end of the world parties... Also 1999 the height of the tech bubble and I went on a 17 state including Ontario summer vacation instead of going to Europe. Better days, life was better.

   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Nov 23 08 11:47
 P.C. wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]Hey Russ.....you've usually got a pretty good handle on 'unusual' products out there.  I'm looking for something that would serve as a lampshade type of lining.  So....stiff, but flexible....and not opaque.  Any thoughts or ideas ?[/div]
What do you mean opaque.. and how flexible.
Can it be glasslike or a smoked type?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Nov 24 08 06:16
Yea....see-through.  I'm not sure what I want (or need) to use....it's one of those things, 'I'll know it when I see it'.  This one's got me stumped though.  Flexibility ? Hmmm...I'm thinking something like the weight and flexibility of the stuff they use to make those levalour (?) or venetian blinds.  As a matter of fact....that stuff would work, except I've only seen it in strips.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 08:56
omg.....the Lounge was buried on Page 6.

  People aren't thirsty any more ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 09 09:00
too poor for a beer.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 09:02
Nobody pays at the Ebony Lounge !!!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 09 09:09
My experimental raft broke on the trek down to Wreck Beach.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 09:11
Was it a Vinyl Valerie raft ?  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 09 09:17
I'm showing my youth here, but what's that? lol

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 09:20
[img style="WIDTH: 257px; HEIGHT: 180px" height=199 src="http://visualrian.com/storage/PreviewWM/3261/91/326191.jpg" width=298]  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 09 09:23
ahhh.

No no this was SD's wooden raft powered by magic dust, I bought the wrong dust, the ship didn't fly, unfortunately.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 09:25
I see.

    Well...I'm off.  Going to put in another hour on my cookbook.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 02 09 09:25
Oh....and help yourself....turn out the lights when you're done....you know the drill. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/14.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 02 09 09:27
Thanks, do you serve coffee?

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 03 09 01:13
 P.C. wrote:
[img style="width: 257px; height: 180px;" src="http://visualrian.com/storage/PreviewWM/3261/91/326191.jpg" width="298" height="199"]  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

White water rafting on blow up dolls - now there is something you don't see everyday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0AbGR7b_Rs

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Mar 18 09 07:54
Evening!  I'm drinking a really dusty bottle of Cinzano (on the rocks with tonic water).  It must be from the '60s or '70s.  No bar code, there's an old LDB price tag on the cap.  $3.70 for a 1L bottle.  There's French and English on the label, and there's metric and imperial.  So it might be from the '70s?
 It's a relic from mom and dad's house when they moved.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 18 09 09:10
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 18 09 09:14
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 19 09 08:01
Evening!  I'm drinking a really dusty bottle of Cinzano (on the rocks with tonic water).  It must be from the '60s or '70s.  No bar code, there's an old LDB price tag on the cap.  $3.70 for a 1L bottle.  There's French and English on the label, and there's metric and imperial.  So it might be from the '70s?
It's a relic from mom and dad's house when they moved.


  Lol Lil Me.  You should try and sell it on ebay.  RARE Vintage Cinzano...very collectable. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 19 09 08:16
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/Canadian_Metric_Movement.svg/180px-Canadian_Metric_Movement.svg.png)


Its time to bring it back.


bar code was '75
Canada coming out of the dark ages and embracing modernism started in '70. So, its somewhere between '70-'75.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 20 09 04:54
Sportsdude wrote:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/Canadian_Metric_Movement.svg/180px-Canadian_Metric_Movement.svg.png)


Its time to bring it back.


bar code was '75
Canada coming out of the dark ages and embracing modernism started in '70. So, its somewhere between '70-'75.



 
 Dont kid yourself, its still the dark ages.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:13
 Canada coming out of the dark ages and embracing modernism started in '70. So, its somewhere between '70-'75.

Next question - when does the USA come out into the light???


 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 08:19
 van_guy wrote:
 Canada coming out of the dark ages and embracing modernism started in '70. So, its somewhere between '70-'75.

Next question - when does the USA come out into the light???

never because the metric system was developed by a french guy.


 
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 08:20
I hate metric.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:25
 P.C. wrote:
I hate metric.

R U serious??

how many feet in a mile 5,2??
freezing temp 32 degrees
boiling temp 212? degrees
how many oz in a lb ??

m in km 1000 (kilo = 1000)
frrezing temp = 0.00000
boiling temp = 100.0000
how many grams in a kg = 1000

sooooooooo much easier


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:26
 Lil Me wrote:
Evening!  I'm drinking a really dusty bottle of Cinzano (on the rocks with tonic water).  It must be from the '60s or '70s.  No bar code, there's an old LDB price tag on the cap.  $3.70 for a 1L bottle.  There's French and English on the label, and there's metric and imperial.  So it might be from the '70s?
It's a relic from mom and dad's house when they moved.

Singing

my eyes are dim i can not see ...
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 08:28
When I go to the butcher, I always ask for 3 kilometers of beef....and when I go to the fabric store, I ask for 6 litres of silk.  I hate it.

  5280 feet  and 1760 yards in a mile.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 08:37
I would have been good at math if the US had the metric system.
Instead we were taught two different systems everyday and it was confusing.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 08:43
I think it's only easier, if you are not trying to convert.  Even though I know that there are only about 3ish more inches in a meter than in a yard....my mind won't let me visualize this.  And as for cooking.....can't do it.  I thought if I bought metric measuring devices, and followed a metric recipe....what could be a problem.  Well, the problem is, that I have no feel for what I'm doing when I use this foreign method.  

  I wonder why lumber and flooring etc is still holding out.  You still buy lumber by a board food.  I like buying lumber. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:44
  P.C. wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]When I go to the butcher, I always ask for 3 kilometers of beef....and when I go to the fabric store, I ask for 6 litres of silk.  I hate it.[/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"] [/div] 5280 feet  and 1760 yards in a mile.

3km beef is nice and tender - cow that has only walked a short distance - like kobe beef.

we buy silk by the liter all the time - milk allergies
(http://www.soyproducts.com/images/silkmilk.jpg)
how many inches in a mile????
there are 100000 cm in a km. (and yes i figured that out in my head!!)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:46
I wonder why lumber and flooring etc is still holding out.  You still buy lumber by a board food.  I like buying lumber. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

Yeah almost all lumber is still in the british system.I think there was toooooo much opposition in that industry.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 08:48
We woodworkers are a stubborn lot.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 08:50
 van_guy wrote:
I wonder why lumber and flooring etc is still holding out.  You still buy lumber by a board food.  I like buying lumber. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

Yeah almost all lumber is still in the british system.I think there was toooooo much opposition in that industry.

 obviously the commission wasn't forceful enough, drag them kicking and screaming, tough luck, deal with it, no surrender attitude.

I mean the government did that with the 1 and 2 dollar coins, why did they give in on the metric system? Mulroney.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 08:51
obviously the commission wasn't forceful enough, drag them kicking and screaming, tough luck, deal with it, no surrender attitude.

      Why ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 08:59
   never because the metric system was developed by a french guy.

but when USA was born didn't you have a bit of a "spat" with the British and yet you used their pound, foot, mile system back then...

Now - sure you have a "thing" with the French (freedom fries etc...) but isn't it time to bury the hatchet?  (They were right about Iraq you know) and Vietnam was a long time ago... and the Vietnamese had kicked the French's a$$ a couple of times already...


 
 
 
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:03
  When your product is designed for a particular industry, measurements must be presented in units that are familiar to the user.

 The aviation industry also still uses miles instead of kilometers.

 Many countries have more than one measurement system in daily usage.

  In the United Kingdom, weights are shown in kilograms, but road signs continue to show distances in miles.

 Canada is officially metric, but imperial measures continue to be used in such industries as the lumber industry.

Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 09:22
 Many countries have more than one measurement system in daily usage.

According to the US CIA World Factbook in 2006, the International System of Units is the official system of measurement for all nations except for [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burma" title="Burma"]Myanmar[/a], [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberia" title="Liberia"]Liberia[/a] and the [a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States" title="United States"]United States[/a].[sup id="cite_ref-World_Factbook_0-0" class="reference"][a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#cite_note-World_Factbook-0" title=""][span][[/span]1[span]][/span][/a][/sup]

SD.  strange bedfellows
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:27
 obviously the commission wasn't forceful enough, drag them kicking and screaming, tough luck, deal with it, no surrender attitude.

      Why ?  [img onclick="selecte('stern.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/stern.gif" border=0][/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 09:38
Why?
I'll use the example of money.
How come Canadians have a 1 and 2 dollar coin and whenever the US tries something it fails? The US never just says "on this date, the paper bill is no more and you'll be using coins now, tough love."  


Yeah strange bedfellows, but not really, if it wasn't for those countries, the US would be out of business as the world cop. Although we've basically been replaced by the WTO now.  They effectively do what the US did back 'in the day' in offing democratic leaders etc. But we devised something better in the WTO, they get to control countries without having to kill anybody.  

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:45
Why?
I'll use the example of money.
How come Canadians have a 1 and 2 dollar coin and whenever the US tries something it fails? The US never just says "on this date, the paper bill is no more and you'll be using coins now, tough love."
 

  No.  The money issue is worlds apart from this issue....it's so far removed, that it isn't even in the same univers.  

  In the lumber industry, the spin off effect would be monumental.  Blueprints, massively expensive equipment in the billions of dollars, that are calibrated for imperial.  Fixtures in plumbing, electrical, home power tools....industry power tools.  This list is endless....not to mention a ton and a half of stuff that I'm certain that I'm not aware of.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 09:55
so.
Strongest survive.
Darwin.
tough love.

lol

(I understand, for those industries it should be a gradual process of like 10yrs)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:58
I think there's a whole lot here that you don't understand.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 20 09 10:13
no I do understand, I just equate you know imperial units with America and taking the cue from the ruling party in Switzerland

(http://www.schafli.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/sheep.jpg) lol

There was an article making the waves in the US this week about religion in the US.
The culture civil war has become so decisive that instead of going to the peaceful route of secularism that Western and Northern Europe did, we're going into a battle , you know all for one or none for all, throw the baby with the bath water out mentality. You'll either hate and despise it (not be accepting of it) or be the christian taliban.


I'm like that with the metric system (there's a few other militant metrics I know they all happen to come from the states as well), I know things take time to switch over, but at the same time, imperial units remind me of something I don't like and can't seem to shed.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 12:41
I'm like that with the metric system (there's a few other militant metrics I know they all happen to come from the states as well), I know things take time to switch over, but at the same time, imperial units remind me of something I don't like and can't seem to shed.

    I bet that shed was built using imperial measurements.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/5.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 02:37
No.  The money issue is worlds apart from this issue....it's so far removed, that it isn't even in the same univers.   [div style="font-style: italic;"] [/div] In the lumber industry, the spin off effect would be monumental.  Blueprints, massively expensive equipment in the billions of dollars, that are calibrated for imperial.  Fixtures in plumbing, electrical, home power tools....industry power tools.  This list is endless....not to mention a ton and a half of stuff that I'm certain that I'm not aware of.

Agreed, probably people would be killed because a framer screwed up some specs and a house collapses.

Plus imagine all the strained cerebral cortexes of all the plumbers / carpenters etc...(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Thinking/3.gif)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 02:59
You know vg......I really have no knowledge of what it would involve.  But I have a pretty good idea that it branches off into more avenues than I can think of.  Not until I started thinking about it, did the amount of issues come flooding into my head.  It really would be HUGE.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 09:15
 P.C. wrote:
You know vg......I really have no [strong style="font-style: italic;"]knowledge[/b] of what it would involve.  But I have a pretty good idea that it branches off into more avenues than I can think of.  Not until I started thinking about it, did the amount of issues come flooding into my head.  It really would be HUGE.

Well it's like you with your recipe - if you screwed up and put 2 X too much flour - the cake would suck - but if you put not enuf studs into a load bearing wall - well the first big windstorm the house falls down and grandma dies - that would be really bad.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:20
....and grandma would be really pissed off...and probably say with her last breath, I TOLD you so.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 09:31
 P.C. wrote:
....and grandma would be really pissed off...and probably say with her last breath, I TOLD you so.

On the bright side maybe she's loaded and you will get a huge inheritance - viva la metric system (I am only kidding)

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 09:36
Metric dollars.  Hmmm.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/8.gif)

      On another note....may I get anybody something.  I'm having a white wine.

  At the Aqua Riva restaurant in Van on the weekend, we had a bottle of wine from the Laughing Stock vineyards in Naramata.  Aside from the fact that the wine was delish...I loved the name of the winery.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 10:00
On another note....may I get anybody something.  I'm having a white wine.

I just finished 2 - mine and LM's - she is fast asleep on the couch.
 
At the Aqua Riva restaurant in Van on the weekend, we had a bottle of wine from the Laughing Stock vineyards in Naramata.  Aside from the fact that the wine was delish...I loved the name of the winery.

I just had lunch today with an old boss - he has a cabin in naramata - I'll be sure to mention it to him.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 20 09 10:07
 Really ?  I have a sister in Naramata.  She has vineyards and orchards as well, but is not in the wine industry.

  Poor Lil Me.  I can only imagine she gives a TON of energy to her job.  Tell her we miss her. (well....I do for sure)[/DIV]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 20 09 10:11
  P.C. wrote:
 [div]Really ?  I have a sister in Naramata.  She has vineyards and orchards as well, but is not in the wine industry.

Yeah - his name is Jay he lived in the cabin for a bunch of years.  Really interesting guy.  Skiid for the US olympic team, raced in the world cup yacht racing, hard core environmentalist (has dinner with David Suzuki etc...)

 
Poor Lil Me.  I can only imagine she gives a TON of energy to her job.  Tell her we miss her. (well....I do for sure)

Yes she does put a lot of effort into her work but she always falls asleep on the couch - that's just what she does.
[/div]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 21 09 04:57
Morning! Sorry I missed you all in the Lounge last night.. we had dinner with the fossils then had a bit of a drive back. I then had a few beer and myself started napping on the couch. So I didnt even make it through the door. lol.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 21 09 04:58
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 21 09 05:02
Morning! Sorry the grandparents.. its a term that someone on the family started using years ago.. and it has stuck.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 21 09 12:53
 Russ wrote:
Morning! Sorry I missed you all in the Lounge last night.. we had dinner with the fossils then had a bit of a drive back. I then had a few beer and myself started napping on the couch. So I didnt even make it through the door. lol.  

So you and LM both napping on the couch. LM didn't even get a glass of wine before she was out.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 26 09 02:00
I'm a couch sleeper, sucks with the beyond tiny (you've got to be under 4ft to go completely horizontal) couch this year, I look really stupid.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 28 09 10:49
 Russ wrote:
Morning! Sorry the grandparents.. its a term that someone on the family started using years ago.. and it has stuck.  

I have a friend who is arguably the sweetest human on the planet - you know the kind that would take a worm to the vet if she accidentally knicked it while planting organic produce for the needy orphans in Botswana ... anyway she calls old people "raisin heads"  the first time i heard her use that term I nearly evacuated my bowels.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 28 09 11:30
That's ridiculous, taking a knicked worm to the vet.  I've found that a tiny bandage, changing them twice a day, and plenty of bed rest works very well.  They are usually back on their fee....um...off and runni....um...doing ok, within 3 to 4 days. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 28 09 12:34
not to make everyone all cry, but you were talking about injured worms, well here's a bunch of killed scottish seals by a fisherman. The last couple of seconds are hard to take, when they show the crying/injured seal pup.

[a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7910816.stm"]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7910816.stm[/a]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 28 09 04:29
 P.C. wrote:
That's ridiculous, taking a knicked worm to the vet.  I've found that a tiny bandage, changing them twice a day, and plenty of bed rest works very well.  They are usually back on their fee....um...off and runni....um...doing ok, within 3 to 4 days. [img style="font-style: italic;" src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif[/img]


It's tough changing bandages though isn't it - they wiggle soooo much just like a ...  well ... worm.

Flower bed rest?

Have you ever read the "There is a hair in my dirt?" by Gary Larson it is hysterical.  The first time I read it to the boys I actually had tears streaming down my face.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 28 09 04:35
The Far Side Gary Larson ?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 28 09 04:38
Another hilarious read is Shel Silversteins ABZ.  A bunch of us read this one evening....yes we were all adults and there may have been some humour enhancement involved.  But we all laughed until we almost peed.  I should dig it out and see if it was really that funny.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Mar 28 09 09:52
I haven't heard that name since grade 5. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 29 09 05:00
 P.C. wrote:
The Far Side Gary Larson ?
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PHH32ZA2L._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA240_SH20_OU01_.jpg)

When a worm family sits down to their dinner of dirt, the little worm discovers a hair in his dirt. Father Worm decides to tell him a story to restore his interest in dinner, and in being a worm at all. The story that Father Worm tells sums up more than the adventures of the fair maiden Harriet—it points out complex ecological facts and describes life from a worm's point of view.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 09 06:12
The cover alone looks hilarious.  I'll have to see if I can track one down.

  I have to go stock up on books today anyways, as I'm out of reading material.  I tried reading a couple of books, that I started before and couldn't get into...thinking it may have just been a mood thing....but nope....still can't get into them.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 30 09 11:40
Starfishie and myself went to value village the other day cause she had some 40% off coupon. I went through and stocked up on books like I normally do before going away but did it early this time cause of the coupon expiring. We tallied it up and it was going to be something like 90 bucks. We got to the register and she started sorting them, saw all the books she had to do, saw the amount of people waiting, and said, ok Ill charge you 1.99 for 20 books and give you the rest free.. which is already like half the price, then she rang in the coupon.. I paid like 32 bucks for all the books. I wish I would have gotten even more, lol.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 09 12:26
Nice score Russ !

  Second-hand books is the way to go.  Aside from the incredible savings, plus it being an 'earthy' thing to do, 'the hunt' is fun too.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 30 09 06:22
  P.C. wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]The cover alone looks hilarious.  I'll have to see if I can track one down.[/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"] [/div] I have to go stock up on books today anyways, as I'm out of reading material.  I tried reading a couple of books, that I started before and couldn't get into...thinking it may have just been a mood thing....but nope....still can't get into them.
 
 Oh yeah.  It's one of those books that kids will lagh and laugh and adults will laugh and laugh and scientists will laugh and laugh - but all at differnt parts.
 
 If you like Gary Larson humour you'll love it - if you don't like it - well ... you are dumb (ha ha)
 
 It is a book about "fairy tale" nature and the real nature and how sometimes things we like (cute and fuzzy things) are really quite nasty and the slimy gross things - (i.e. worms and dung beetles) are really our best friends.
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 30 09 08:40
I love it when a writer is clever enough to appeal to several audiences, with equal appeal for all.

I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.  I adore Gary Larson humour.

  ABZ isn't really a kids book, but quite amusing.

  (http://images.swaptree.com/images/books/8X/067121148X.jpg)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Mar 30 09 09:04
P.C. wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]I love it when a writer is clever enough to appeal to several audiences, with equal appeal for all.
 
 I love it when I am laughing and nobody else get's the joke ...
 
 
[/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"]I'll have to keep my eyes open for it.  I adore Gary Larson humour.
 
 fer sure you will like the book then ...
 [/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"] [/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"]ABZ isn't really a kids book, but quite amusing.[/div] [div style="font-style: italic;"] [/div] (http://images.swaptree.com/images/books/8X/067121148X.jpg)
 
 [span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]I've never read it myself but I wonder if Gopher has???[/span]
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 31 09 06:08
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Mar 31 09 07:53
 Michel wrote:
[link style="font-style: italic;" rel="File-List" href="file:///C:/Users/User1/AppData/Local/Temp/msoclip1/01/clip_filelist.xml"][!--[if gte mso 9]][xml]  [w:WordDocument]   [w:View]Normal[/w:View]   [w:Zoom]0[/w:Zoom]   [w:HyphenationZone]21[/w:HyphenationZone]   [w:DoNotOptimizeForBrowser/]  [/w:WordDocument] [/xml][![endif]--][style] [!--  /* Style Definitions */ p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal    (mso-style-parent:"";    margin:0in;    margin-bottom:.0001pt;    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;    :12.0pt;    font-family:"Times New Roman";    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";    mso-ansi-language:FR-CA;) @page Section1    (size:8.5in 11.0in;    margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;    mso-header-margin:.5in;    mso-footer-margin:.5in;    mso-paper-source:0;) div.Section1    (page:Section1;) --] [/style][span style="font-style: italic;" times="" new="" roman="" ;="" lang="FR-CA"]Second time I hear people buying good books at ValueVillage. I should take a look one day. Must grow a beard first... not that I'm a snob but... lol[/span]

LOL, ok. Umm, why do you need a mustache to guy books at Value Village?
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Mar 31 09 07:59
You'd probably enjoy it Michel.  Our VV Boutique is limited in their book department sometimes, but there is another place like it here, that has a huge book section.

  Michel, you might not find what you are looking for, but the fun part is, that sometimes you find things that you never knew you were looking for.  I've gotten so many great books....both novels and coffee table type books.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Mar 31 09 09:42
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 01 09 09:19
*knocks on the door*
heya! its been a while, might as well come in as I've been stranded by friends.

Pale Ale

well a weird proposition came up just a second ago, looks like I'm going on a blind date tomorrow. Um, anybody got nightmare blind dates? lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Apr 01 09 09:22
 Michel wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]sigh I miss my pornstar of the 70's mustache (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/24.gif) [/div]
The girls you date might not think so.. lol!
I miss my shoulder length hair.. used to keep it like that for a bit when I would do  bit more heavy metal listening. Hair metal yay!
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 05:30
                   
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Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 05:32
     
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Apr 02 09 07:03
 Michel wrote:
The worst ones are the ones where you still have your clothes on at the end of the date, and you HOPE that it stay like that... [img style="font-style: italic;" src="/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif[/img]  

LOL! So very true.. you are making excuses as to WHY you cant go for a walk on a dark evening through a park as you are too tired.. or why you cannot stop in at their place for one last quick drink!

Michel wrote:
Oh so it was you who told them eh?

LOL! Nope... the 'feel' would do it all on its own.

Michel wrote:
Ah long hair... when I was young... mumble mumble

Ha! So you miss it too hey? I was telling miss Starfishie about that.. I miss my hair and was having trouble convincing her to let me grow mine long again.


Well, to make this legal in the ebony lounge thread... Starfishie and myself had a few snifters of scotch last night right before bed to ensure we would sleep quickly

 
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Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 07:14
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 08:44
I'm contemplating if it would be ok to paint the chimney.  Not the whole thing, but the part that goes through the little chimney room on the second floor.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/8.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 08:47
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 08:58
lol  Nope...not black.  [img onclick="selecte('stern.gif');" alt=emoticon src="http://www.pushupstairs.com/images/emoticon/blehnet/stern.gif" border=0]      

    [FONT style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000" face="Arial Black" color=#ffffff size=7]White[/FONT]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:04
   






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 09:08
You one fast GEEETAR playin MAN !  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/f045.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:15
       
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 09:25
Too funny when you have the fast guitar, the fast dancer and the cat going at it, all in the same view.  LOL
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Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:29
   
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Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:31
   
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 09:38
 [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/e040.gif" border=0] [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/e030.gif" border=0] [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/e040.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/e015.gif" border=0][img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/d065.gif" border=0]

  This place is OUT of CONTROL...Woooo HOOOO!!!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:40
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 09:48
ok.  Now I'm tired.  I'm off to bed.  [img style="CURSOR: pointer" onclick=url(this.src); src="http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/muede/g030.gif" border=0]
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Apr 02 09 09:49
Hello PC and Michel.. and good night!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 02 09 09:53
     
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 02 09 09:59
Hi Russ.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  ok.  I'm really off to bed this time.  G'night Russ and Michel.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 03 09 01:46
lol from glancing at the last few posts.. The party got out of control and PC got worried she was reverting back to her wild child days and decided to go to bed. haha


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 03 09 07:05
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Apr 03 09 07:17
lol from glancing at the last few posts.. The party got out of control and PC got worried she was reverting back to her wild child days and decided to go to bed. haha


  Ya, me too.  And what the H   E double hockey sticks are you talking about.  PC never worries over parties...and 'reverting back' are pretty strong words for someone barely out of their wild child days. (insert smilie with fingers crossed behind back)

 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 03 09 09:12
 P.C. wrote:
[em]lol from glancing at the last few posts.. The party got out of control and PC got worried she was reverting back to her wild child days and decided to go to bed. haha[/em]

 
Ya, me too.  And what the H   E double hockey sticks are you talking about.  PC never worries over parties...and 'reverting back' are pretty strong words for someone barely out of their wild child days. (insert smilie with fingers crossed behind back)
 (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)

The greatest sequence of posts on this forum in a long time, had me rolling on the floor. (granted I wasn't really sober). lol





 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Apr 03 09 09:45
           



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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 04 09 06:47
I'm having the all time best summer drink ever.....gin and tonic.  Sooooo refreshing.   I think I might say this again in a couple weeks when my mint is ready to pick....then IT will be the all time best summer drink ever....Mojitos.  I wish I had a lime tree. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Jun 04 09 07:43
G and T is a very civilized drink.No matter how bad things got in the desert - wow!!We would keep the gin in the freezer and the tonic very cold.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 04 09 08:32
I never drink it any other time.  But on a hot balmy day....it's just right.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 06 09 10:49
Drink, anyone?

I'm emptying another dusty bottle.

This one is an ancient bottle of Galliano that belonged to my grandfather.  He's been gone for 8 years, and I don't think he drank for the last 10 years of his life.  It may well be 20+ years old.

Anyone want a shot?!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Jun 07 09 05:45
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 07 09 09:38
LOL.  Please remove your hands from my furry face.  They smell funny.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Jun 07 09 10:00
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 13 09 08:48
Hasn anyone tried Bud Lime?  It's out of stock here in the 'burbs.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Michel on Jun 13 09 09:03
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 13 09 09:07
LOL.  *shrugs*

What can I say.  I don't drink the fancy stuff.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 13 09 09:26
 I've never had Bud Lime, but part of my family drinks it as they're too cheap to buy the other white person 'mexican' beer Corona. Corona which costs the same as the priced up Bud Lime, but to them 'tastes like dog piss' and of course isn't a AB product so of course they'd never buy it. haha

they have to announce to the family that they're buying a non-gm car like its bringing shame to them in some form. "We bought a Nissan Altima" *shudders* 3yrs later *tears of joy* 'We bought a Buick Rendezvous and traded in the Nissan'.  Then just recently, it was *funeral look* 'He had to buy a Suzuki SX4' and *shock* 'She bought a Mazda 3'.

The latter two are 'okay' as they're partly owned by GM or Ford so they could still sleep at night. A cousin married a guy with a Tundra, he immediately became the black sheep,  and it turned out he was gay or something (so the family says) (but in reality he cheated and now has a kid). Then everyone goes "yeah (insert name) was a strange fella, him and his Tundra."





   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 09 08:41
Pineapple juice with melon Malibu on the rocks.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 09 08:48
Melon Malibu ?  Sounds yummy.  What is it ?  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 09 08:49
It's a new flav of Malibu.  Still coconutty- but with a twist.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 09 08:54
I'm sipping on an ice-melted, watered down Mojito.  I planted a heap-o-mint for this alone. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 09 08:56
Yummy!  What's your recipe?

I only made mojitos once, and they weren't all that great.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 09 09:04
I have only made them a couple times too....and even after watching intently as my neighbour made them....I'm still not doing something right.  Mine aren't that great either....but I'm willing to put in the time to perfect them. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

  They were over tonight, so we allowed our guests to serve.  LOL  She makes THE best.  Fresh limes...fresh mint....brown sugar.....and soda water. And rum of course.  One more demo and I think I'll have it.....then I'll pass it along.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 14 09 09:14
Ok thanks.

I used supermarket mint and lime juice out of the plastic bottle...

this was a couple of years ago
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 14 09 09:18
I've never tried it with the bottle lime....but the fact that I used fresh limes and it was still a fail...doesn't necessarily say that that's the problem.  lol
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Jun 17 09 09:10
Shot and a beer, anyone?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 09 09:29
not tonight, I've got development policy plans to go over. lol

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: purelife on Jun 17 09 09:33
 Sportsdude wrote:
not tonight, I've got development policy plans to go over. lol

Wouldn't it speed things up if you had a shot and a beer?
 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 17 09 09:38
haha didn't think of that. Ya, know I've been studying since 12pm (minus class). I mean its going to be a shit show tomorrow (and the entire year til this time next year) anyway with all the personalities. Why not.

Although I think I had all the beer at my place, there's a bottle in the fridge that nobody has claimed for a month now....

first I've got to read this study.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 18 09 01:55
Okay the show is about to start.
I've got a contest of code words that I know people will use, every time they use it, its one drink. lol





 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Jun 18 09 06:40
Beer was one peso across the street last night.

The mariache band was pretty loud!!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 18 09 06:44
A peso ?  One ?  That's cheap at twice the price. (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/3.gif)

  I'm eating water right now.  (http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/11.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 19 09 07:34
eating ice can give you cavities, at least that's what someone told me. lol

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Jun 25 09 01:36
yup about 10 cents each

20 cents is a good price for a pacifico
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 14 09 04:47
Can't find my rum anywhere.  None of the liquor stores here have had it for about a month.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Sad/11.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 14 09 10:52
I've got rum, bacardi, bought in florida.

bar games!
A rum's plum in a slum behind a rump in stump (finish the sentence)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 09 08:08
Bacardi...ptewwwi.

They said it's not being discontinued, but it's on a container somewhere.  I think it's in the back of the Taco.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 15 09 11:44
Well, unfortunately, there's not much to chose from unless you want to spend a fortune. Its either bacardi or capt. morgan. welcome to the 'free world' haha

Its even worse in some places, Bacardi has a monopoly in some states, its all you can buy.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 15 09 02:50
I've got a bottle of Capt dark here at home.

Honestly, once it's mixed with Coke I can't tell the diff between Capt and Lemonhart.

  Same with Vodka.

Can't tell the diff between Stoli and Grey Goose once there's Coke involved.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 15 09 03:19
Coke can be a taste killer for sure....yet not enough to mask a bad rum.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Aug 18 09 08:30
Perhaps something rummy might be in order tonight!

where did the card game get it's name anyway??

Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 18 09 08:32
  Good question !  

Something rummy.  Hmmmm.  All I got is crappy rum.  Still can't find my rum in this town.(http://richedit/smileys/Sad/8.gif)

What would you like good sir.    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Aug 18 09 08:43
Oh dear,

I didn't realize that this was a full service bar - I already helped myself to a shot ... nothing more rummy than a shot of rum I always say.

I trust this wasn't too rude to help myself.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 18 09 08:46
I'm flattered that you would feel comfortable enough to do so.

What did you think of that rum.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)


lol
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 18 09 08:58
cholesterol check tomorrow, I've got 3mins to drink something before midnight deadline. lol
Already went through my fair share of trader joe's beer and some merlot.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Aug 18 09 09:00
P.C. wrote:
I'm flattered that you would feel comfortable enough to do so.

What did you think of that rum.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)


I looked way to the back of the cabinet and found some dark Capt' Morgan - it's just fine thanks.

 Now that i think about it - isn't the card game called gin rummy?? or am i loopy on capt' morgan already??

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 18 09 09:15
 Is Gin Rummy the same as Rummy ?

I knew that Capt Morgans was there.  I was trying to ignore it.    Would you like to try a shot of that ?

A friend just went to England on Friday...and found some at the airport in the duty free.  Sweetie.  But I have to wait 3 weeks for him to return.
   
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Aug 18 09 09:29
 [em]P.C. wrote:
Is Gin Rummy the same as Rummy ?

I knew that Capt Morgans was there.  I was trying to ignore it.   Would you like to try a shot of that ?

A friend just went to England on Friday...and found some at the airport in the duty free.  Sweetie.  But I have to wait 3 weeks for him to return.[/em]
 
 I thonk so.
 
Yeah i'm a good rum spotter.  But alas LM is folding laundry -  i should give her a hand ...
 
Good night all
 
Patience ...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: LM@work on Aug 19 09 07:46
Is Mount Gay the same as Brokeback Mountain?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 09 08:35
(http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)  LOL  

I HAVE to use that one !!!  May I borrow it ?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: LM@work on Aug 19 09 01:00
Of course.

  Hey- does the Ebony Lounge deliver?

Pls fax me a drink asap.  I'm at work and I'm DYING here.

It's another one of those days where I feel like Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory.  Things keep happening and I have no hope in hell of catching up.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Aug 19 09 01:21
 LM@work wrote:
Of course.
 
Hey- does the Ebony Lounge deliver?
Pls fax me a drink asap.  I'm at work and I'm DYING here.
It's another one of those days where I feel like Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory.  Things keep happening and I have no hope in hell of catching up.

I thought it was Charlie and the Chocolate factory? Wait.. lucy and ethel.. the cobwebs are clearing a bit. you mean lucy as in ricky ricardo on I love Lucy?
Whats the fax number.. Im sure I can dust off my fax to get one to you. lol
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 19 09 01:28
 [div style="overflow: auto; width: 100%;"][div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Of course.[/div] [div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"] [/div] [div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Hey- does the Ebony Lounge deliver?[/div] [div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Pls fax me a drink asap.  I'm at work and I'm DYING here.[/div] [span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]It's another one of those days where I feel like Lucy and Ethel at the chocolate factory.  Things keep happening and I have no hope in hell of catching up.[/span]

(http://www.patdetmer.com/library/lucy_and_ethel5764.jpg)


lol....I have just hit send.  604-MOJ-ITOS....do I have that right ?
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 09 07:21
LOL.  Thanks P.C.

  Thank gawd for wine in a box.

3L of greatness.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 19 09 07:38
I had a 5 dollar pitcher at the cheap local fav mexican joint.

I probably would have more enjoyed the 7 dollar margarita pitcher.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 20 09 06:26
[div style="overflow: auto; width: 100%;"][div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]LOL.  Thanks P.C.[/div] [div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"] [/div] [div style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]Thank gawd for wine in a box.[/div] [span style="font-style: italic; font-weight: bold;"]3L of greatness.[/span]


Which kind do you get, Lil Me ?  You know, it won't be too long before the 'tacky' stigma for boxed wine, is a thing of the past.  Fine wines will be 'bottled' in bags, boxes and bottles with screw-tops.
We always keep a box in the fridge....great for spritzers.
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 20 09 05:24
Whatever is red and on sale.

currently Sawmill Merlot.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Aug 27 09 07:47
 [span style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Lil Me wrote:  Hey-maybe we only need 1 thread, anyways![/span]

You're right Lil Me.  One or two threads is probably plenty....but I'm bringing the Lounge with me.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: van_guy on Aug 29 09 07:37
 Bellies up to the wood and opens a beer.

Some people have problems drinking alone ...

Me?  I dont have problems ... (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/4.gif)  
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 20 10 07:04
*knocks on door*

Hey PC!  Is this place open?

I have a couple of cases with me- 30 can case of beer is $20 at Costco in the US!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Apr 21 10 07:54
Lil Me wrote:
 *knocks on door*

Hey PC!  Is this place open?

I have a couple of cases with me- 30 can case of beer is $20 at Costco in the US![/DIV]
 USA is good for cheap beer.......what does Bud cost down there
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 21 10 08:08
Budweiser/Bud Light or Bud Select?

Usually 3.50-4.00 for a 6p

at least in the boonies
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Orik on Apr 21 10 02:04
Jesus.. 3.50 for a 6 pack of Budweiser not my favorite beer but god damn thats cheap..  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Apr 21 10 03:25
All I drink most of the time is Bud..........bulk beer
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Apr 21 10 04:58
I think a 24 of Pabst Blue Ribbon is something like $12, if you can drink that crap.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Apr 22 10 12:36
Cheapest places to by alcohol is in the Midwest where alcohol and cig taxes are basically none and any attempt at banning smoking or raising taxes requires a state wide referendum which fails miserably each time.

.25 .50 pitcher nights; 1.00 margaritas down at the 'corner' - there are no corners, corners don't exist- Mexican restaurant and usually a pitcher is 2-3 dollars. Whenever I go out I just buy a pitcher. Its cheaper. I don't even get half way through it because the beer sucks, but I don't really care. Also, I never finish those margaritas either. When alcohol is cheap, you tend to waste it.

It's a misnomer that the South has the 'cheapest' beer. They don't and in fact they have the most expensive outside of the Northeastern states. They're state run/controlled in most of the South with 'dry' and 'wet' counties. Prices are about the same as BC in Florida and North Carolina (at least for hard liq). And you can't buy hard liq in a grocery store (while you can buy beer).

The cheapest beer I've ever come across was in Springfield Mo where a 6 pack of Miller High Life was 2.50 at the local Wal-Mart. I don't touch that crap even if you paid me and instead paid for the usual import 6p for 7.99.
6-pack bottles:
'Domestic' 4-6  'Import' 7-10 'Craft American' 6-9
Wine 4 bucks

12 of Heineken can is rather expensive: 10 or 11 bucks usually double the mass produced beer.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Apr 26 10 02:52
.25 .50 pitcher nights; 1.00 margaritas down at the 'corner' - there are no corners, corners don't exist- Mexican restaurant and usually a pitcher is 2-3 dollars. Whenever I go out I just buy a pitcher. Its cheaper. I don't even get half way through it because the beer sucks, but I don't really care. Also, I never finish those margaritas either. When alcohol is cheap, you tend to waste it.

    It would have to be real bad for me to leave some behind................or I would have to be so pissed that I just could not finish it off

                                                                       [img border=0 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Word_Positive/5.gif"]

                         
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 13 10 08:12
Ahhhhhh.  Just poured a nice glass of red.  (http://richedit/smileys/Happy/19.gif)      
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 13 10 08:15
[div style="overflow: auto; width: 100%;"][div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Lil Me wrote:  *knocks on door*[/div] [div style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;"]Hey PC!  Is this place open?[/div]

You know better than to knock.  Just walk right in and make yourself at home....and help yourself.  (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)
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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on May 13 10 08:30
Thanks P.C.!

  Drinking Bud.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on May 14 10 07:48
grabs a beer ........now where is the finger food?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on May 14 10 09:08
Help yourself. (http:///forums/richedit/smileys/Happy/12.gif)

(http://cutlerart73.com/images/gifs/halloween/fingers.jpg)

[blockquote style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]   [h3]Finger Food[/h3]   [p style="font-weight: bold; text-align: left;"]                                        1 can Refrigerated Breadstick Dough
                                         1 Pepperoni Stick
                                                   Dried Rosemary, to taste
[/p] [/blockquote] [div style="text-align: left; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]                                                Separate breadsticks and place on greased cookie sheet.
 
[/div] [div style="text-align: left; font-weight: bold; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);"]                                                Cut pepperoni into fingernail shapes and press into dough.
 
[/div] [font style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);" size="2"]                                                Cut knuckle marks into "fingers" and sprinkle with rosemary
                                                         to create a hairy-knuckle look.
                                                 Bake according to package directions.[/font]
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on May 14 10 09:41
OK glad i asked only for finger food!
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 14 10 11:14
@DDD
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 In coming back from Seattle a couple of weeks ago from a Mariners game, my roommate had to drive most to the way home –including going through the border– because I was peeled over. Woke up the next morning feeling like I was hit by a truck with a massive hangover, except I wasn't drunk and it was food related. I’m probably going to die of ‘food indigestion’ when I go back in a few weeks. [/span][/p]  [!--EndFragment--]
Same thing happened the day of and the week after I went to the Mexican place with the cheap margaritas. Although I think I got sick on the plane that day. I had the red eye to Toronto and then my connecting flight.


Also, the salt intake down there is ridiculous.







 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on May 14 10 12:02
I hear you SD         "It's like drinking water from Mexico but instantly getting sick instead of the morning after"

    that about sums it up for me for Mexico
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on May 14 10 12:36
haha yes, about that's what happens to me whenever I go back to the states.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on May 31 10 10:39
 [P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal]I have always wondered why when we go to places like the [?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /][st1:country-region w:st="on"]US[/st1:country-region] or [st1:place w:st="on"][st1:country-region w:st="on"]Mexico[/st1:country-region][/st1:place] we do get a bug from the food it’s not like its that different than our food here.

Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 04 10 06:12
a bug as in a living thing or sickness?

If you experience the latter, the high rates of disease in food is generally related to the de-regulation or lack of regulation of public health and safety standards in all aspects of food production and preparation. You also might get sick from just not be used to the serving sizes or high sodium levels.



 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: P.C. on Jun 09 10 07:53
Upset stomachs are commonly associated with unpurified water used in ice or used to wash salads and fruit, stressful traveling, or simply bacteria different to those at home. Mexicans also suffer when they travel abroad, and if you stay in Mexico for more than a few weeks you may even experience the same acclimatization disorders when you reach home.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 17 10 04:17
I am gagging to be here with a beer or ANY alcoholic beverage.

Need one.

Im still here.. er there for you. Another two weeks or so and I should be home.  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 17 10 08:36
We all wish you a safe return  =)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jun 18 10 08:13
Russ wrote:
 I am gagging to be here with a beer or ANY alcoholic beverage.

Need one.

Im still here.. er there for you. Another two weeks or so and I should be home.

 
 Well you did say you wanted to drop a few lbs ........ but no beer thats just sad             [img border=0 src="http://discoverseattle.net/forums/richedit/smileys/Teasing/23.gif"]    
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 18 10 09:39
No beer should help him lose a few pds.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 19 10 04:14
LOL

Yeah you would think so hey? Especially in this African heat.

Dropped a few pounds.. not as many as I had hoped however. Food on here isnt too bad.

  And I still want a beer.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Orik on Jun 19 10 12:52
Russ I am sober for a very long time. I still want a beer too. I have just have learned to live with out the Ice Cold delicious frothy frosty beverage... Sighs, sometimes giving up something you enjoy once in awhile really sucks, I quit smoking for my lung health problem is it happened to little and to late. I quit drugs for general good health and to improve my life that was a good choice. Having to quit drinking  because my liver is shot, Well to me that sucks... It sucks to not even be able to enjoy a cold one after a long hot day under the sun...

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 19 10 07:23
Russ wrote:
 LOL

Yeah you would think so hey? Especially in this African heat.

Yes sir. You'd think it would be like wearing a sauna suit.

  Dropped a few pounds.

Congrats. Every little bit helps and you have to start somewhere, right?

  Food on here isnt too bad.

Given your description on the Lunch thread I think it's safe to say we're all jealous.

  And I still want a beer.lol.. one of my exes used to tell me "want in one hand and sh!t in the other". Meaning I would poop in my hand before getting what I wanted. It's a little mean but I've always found it amusing for some reason. And I'm not telling you to do that. I'm just a little bored and felt like sharing it  =D  Anyway, I'm sure no one here has to tell you, you can have anything you want in moderation  =)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 19 10 07:28
Orik wrote:
I am sober for a very long time. I still want a beer too.

 Same here. I never have though. I usually sip a glass of wine on special occasions only.

 sometimes giving up something you enjoy once in awhile really sucks, I quit smoking for my lung health problem is it happened to little and to late. I quit drugs for general good health and to improve my life that was a good choice. Having to quit drinking  because my liver is shot, Well to me that sucks... It sucks to not even be able to enjoy a cold one after a long hot day under the sun...


 As sucky as giving up things may be sometimes, you should still be as proud of you as all of us are. Quiting certain things is never easy.
 


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Mr. Orik on Jun 19 10 09:40
Hi Natasha, =)

I am proud of quitting smoking that was a difficult one I was a real arsehole and I had a horrible hair trigger temper for well over a year. It took a very long time to get over the urge to smoke and a bit longer to stop losing my temper so easily. I still get the urge to smoke at times but if it gets really bad I go out and pick up a packet of gum or some mentos.

Quiting drugs so long ago was easy compared to quitting smoking, I had no real withdrawals and no hair trigger temper, my mood swings combined with depression was a real roller coaster, but I lived through the first couple of years and I eventually learned to live my life Marijuana & Cocaine free.

This August I celebrate 17 year Cocaine free. Cocaine was my drug of choice I used or experimented with many others but it always came down to marijuana and cocaine for me. I could easily go through an eighth of each every day.

I would say I am marijuana or drug free completely but I used medicinal marijuana for a time in 2000 to 2002 after my back injury. The marijuana helped some but it was much to strong so much more portent than the earth grows I used to smoke in the early 90's

That I eventually gave up marijuana for Codeine which provided better painkilling effect but was worse for my body. I still use prescribed pain killer for pain management. I have my good days where I am in no pain and my bad days where even using maximum doses of my painkillers I am still in agony =(

There are few medication on the market I can use to treat my pain levels because of how hard they are on the liver. I am deeply considering trying some edible marijuana or edible hash as a form of pain management treatment.

However I have a large problem with most pain medications, the problem is this.

I want to treat the pain, not get stoned. Most medication work well, they treat the pain but they leave you slightly stoned. This is noticeably significant when one switches over to a new kind of pain medication or has another one added to a list of a few they already take.

In some ways I am a addict and will always remain one, but I have my addiction under control.  I am drug free but I am not at the same time. some Narcotics Anonymous meetings state a drug is a drug is a drug, even if one is prescribed it for a legitimate reason. N.A says I have no clean time at all. I do not see it that way. I have years of clean time because I am not using my drugs of choice.

As for the alcohol thing I was never a big drinker even before my liver went tits up I rarely drank more than 12 beers in a month , so it giving up drinking was not a big deal to me. it was something I did very rarely... I can live with out beer.

The problem is I can not live without using my pain medications at least once a day Not unless I want to be restricted to my bed for most of that day, on my good days I do not need to take as much of my pain medications sometimes I can even skip a dose or 2 but those days happen so rarely =( ... Then there are my days where the pain levels are so high it is agony just to get out of bed and stand-up.

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Sorry a great big rambling response.. I definitely take after my foster uncles side of the family he is the shyster after all. (lawyer)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 10 12:20
Kokanee. I caved and paid for booze in this province from a store, after I told myself not to.

oh well.



 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 20 10 04:29
SD Im confused. You havent bought booze before in this province? You are still in BC right? Didnt you talk about all these parties you went to and drank a fair bit? I must have missed alot of threads.

  I find that quote funny Natasha.. I have heard that one a few times. Wish in one hand and crap in the other.. see what you get first. Or something along those lines.

    Well, looks like a change of plans. Im on here for an additional week past my due off date. The vessel went off charter faster than expected and caught alot of us close to due off by surprise. On the bright side.. we are on our way to Las Palmas.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Jun 20 10 03:20
 Russ wrote:
[div style="font-style: italic;"]SD Im confused. You havent bought booze before in this province? You are still in BC right? Didnt you talk about all these parties you went to and drank a fair bit? I must have missed alot of threads.[/div]
Oh I have bought my fair share, but I generally just try to avoid liquor stores.  Everyone from friends to prof's have bought me beers over the years, so I rarely pay for booze at parties and clubs.

 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 23 10 11:10
Russ wrote:
 I find that quote funny Natasha.. I have heard that one a few times. Wish in one hand and crap in the other.. see what you get first. Or something along those lines.

I believe there's a substitution for the word "crap" though..lol. My daddy is also a little joker. Anytime I say "excuse me" he says "there's no excuse for you"...lol I finally broke him from it by replying with "uh hu, mom did it".



Well, looks like a change of plans. Im on here for an additional week past my due off date.

We'll continue to wish you a safe return.



 On the bright side.. we are on our way to Las Palmas. And you didn't even invite us.
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Orik on Jun 27 10 05:46
I so wish I could drink a Ice Cold beer.  I miss having a a iced glass of Warsteiner..

(http://www.redwhiteandrose.com/WineBottleImages/Beer/WarsteinerBanner275.jpg)


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Russ on Jun 27 10 07:50
Good choice Orik. I like drinking that from time to time.. as well as Grolsh.

  Im kinda partial to that Italien beer currently. Nastro Azzura by Peroni (SP?).

  But as long as its cold, any beer will do really.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jun 28 10 03:54
Orik wrote:
I so wish I could drink a Ice Cold beer.  I miss having a a iced glass of Warsteiner..

(http://www.redwhiteandrose.com/WineBottleImages/Beer/WarsteinerBanner275.jpg)


  Looks yummy must now try one...........
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Little Fish on Jun 28 10 04:42
It is ohh so good D.. I would Buy you your first one, but I fear you would not stop, it is just that good of a beer.  But that is just my opinion I love the Warsteiner Beer. then again i also really like the Rickard Red so maybe my beer taste is not the greatest..

[a href="http://www.warsteiner.com/en/html/brewing_culture_pouring_instructions_video.html"]If you really got nothing to do watch this video on how to pour a perfect Glass of Warsteiner =P [/a]

Warsteiner has 3 Kinds of beer in the Pilsner variety. this is a German beer. Germany makes some very good things. However I never considered beer as one of them till I tried a draft pint one night and i have been hooked since.

Premium Fresh Comes in 0.0 to 0.5 percent alcohol and I Used to love drinking this with lunch at work. I made my corner store carry a six pack in the back just for me. this way I could have a cold one once in awhile even at work, ah it was so good. The reason I loved this brand the most because it was the only Non alcoholic brew that tastes decent. Oduls is not to bad but it is a poor comparison.

Premium Verum A very good Pilsner refreshing for lunch or dinner but go easy on this because it does contain alcohol. It could be classified as a light beer because it only has 4.8% alcohal

[font style="font-family: Arial Narrow;" size="3"]Premium Dunkel[/font] This is a Dark Beer I do not think it is advertised on Warsteiners main site. It can sometimes be very hard to find in Vancouver. It is like the Verum it also contains 4.8 % alchohal.

This next one please Do not try to pronounce it unless your German is impeccable otherwise it is liable to give yo u a sprained tongue. =P

[span style="font-family: Arial Narrow;"]König Ludwig Weiss- Royal Bavarian Hefeweizen[/span]  This is a golden beer. I would not go so far as to call it a Ale, but it is similar like some ales it does contain a higher alcohol content at 5.5 % alcohol and like the Dunkel It to can also be very had to find In a Vancouver liquor store.

Now the Premium Lemon. I have never tried the Lemon but I can vouch for how good the others are

I have taken this bit from wiki
To continue to appeal to German young adults, Warsteiner began a beer-mix drink campaign that includes a Premium Cola,  which contains caffeine, as well as Premium Lemon and Premium Orange  drinks.

I have not tried any of those so I can not give a thumbs up approval or a thumbs down. But if they are anything like there other beers, I must assume they are going to be pretty good.

It is times like this I miss not being able to drink =(





 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jun 29 10 08:37
Orik wrote:
I so wish I could drink a Ice Cold beer.  I miss having a a iced glass of Warsteiner..

Never was much of a beer drinker. When I did down one I went with a very cold Budweiser. These days I'll join in on a toast or have one glass of wine on special occasions only.


 
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 13 10 11:55
Natasha wrote:
Orik wrote:
I so wish I could drink a Ice Cold beer.  I miss having a a iced glass of Warsteiner..

Never was much of a beer drinker. When I did down one I went with a very cold Budweiser. These days I'll join in on a toast or have one glass of wine on special occasions only.


 
  So with me then  :)
 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 14 10 11:42
Yes, actually I would enjoy at least one glass with you in our honor. Perhaps in a toast to our friendship  =)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 21 10 12:15
Natasha wrote:
 Yes, actually I would enjoy at least one glass with you in our honor. Perhaps in a toast to our friendship  =)[/DIV]
 OR me just trying to get you drunk  ;)
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 21 10 08:53
DDD wrote:

 OR me just trying to get you drunk  ;)[/DIV]
 Either way, one glass would accomplish that.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 22 10 06:46
Natasha wrote:
DDD wrote:

 OR me just trying to get you drunk  ;)[/DIV]
 Either way, one glass would accomplish that.[/DIV]
 Then it would have to be the expensive stuff
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 22 10 10:22
Well yeah, I mean if you're going to get a girl drunk so you can take advantage of her you gotta do it in a classy way  =D
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 23 10 11:38
Natasha wrote:
 Well yeah, I mean if you're going to get a girl drunk so you can take advantage of her you gotta do it in a classy way  =D[/DIV]
   Thats me all class..................OK no smart ass comments from the peanut gallery
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 23 10 07:35
Peanut gallery???
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 26 10 02:30
you have never heard that saying?
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 29 10 10:35
Obviously not =(

  So are you going to explain it to me?  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 29 10 02:30
 [P id=content class=contenttop]PEANUT GALLERY

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[!-- START OF PAGE TEXT --] [SPAN class=faqqaq]Q[/SPAN] From Steve Klimback: May I please ask what is the origin of the phrase peanut gallery in the context: ‘That is enough from the peanut gallery’. The only mildly plausible origin I could guess was in relation to a section of seats sold at plays.

 [SPAN class=faqqaa]A[/SPAN] It does have a theatrical origin, and goes back to America at the end of the nineteenth century.

 The peanut gallery was the topmost tier of seats, the cheapest in the house, a long way from the stage. The same seats in British theatres were (and still are) often called the gods because you were so high you seemed to be halfway to heaven, up there with the allegorical figures that were often painted on the ceiling.

 On both sides of the Atlantic, these seats attracted an impecunious class of patron, with a strong sense of community, often highly irreverent and with a well-developed ability to heckle, hence the modern figurative meaning. A significant difference between the American and British theatres is that American patrons ate peanuts; these made wonderful missiles for showing their opinion of artistes they didn’t like.

 Most Americans of a certain age will know the phrase because it was used in a slightly different sense in the fifties children’s television programme, the Howdy Doody Show. There it was the name for the ground-level seating for the kids, the “peanuts”, though the phrase was almost certainly derived from the older sense. They were just as noisy and irreverent as their theatrical forebears, or indeed the groundlings of Shakespeare’s time, with a liking for low humour and a total lack of sense or discrimination.

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Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: DDD on Jul 29 10 02:35
peanut gallery - (figurative) people whose criticisms are regarded as irrelevant or insignificant (resembling uneducated people who throw peanuts on the stage to express displeasure with a performance); "he ignored complaints from the peanut gallery"

      So in general its a way of saying from those who opion means nothing.......IE Trolls, irish....etc...
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Natasha on Jul 29 10 07:41
lol.. gotcha!  
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Lil Me on Aug 19 10 09:06
Glass of white wine, anyone?

  *Cheers* and g'night.
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Sportsdude on Aug 20 10 01:05
Can of Granville Island Pale Ale (I'm down to 5 cans now) while watching Alice and Wonderland.

I need to buy a pack of Unibroue and Boulevard, as I'm out.


 
Title: Re: The Ebony Lounge
Post by: Orik on Aug 20 10 05:14
Sparkling lemonade (home made & non alcoholic)